Born 2-25-1913 -- Died 8-22-2003
Mart James Abney, 90, of Agnos, Ark., son of the late
Raymond Oscar and Laura Ethel Godwin Abney, was
born Feb. 25, 1913, in Stuart, Okla. He died Aug. 22,
2003, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain
He married Hattie Pricilla Jackson Feb. 16, 1938, at
Agnos, Ark., and to this union, seven children were
He served his country in the U.S. Army during World
He was a farmer and a logger and was a member of
Agnos Church of Christ.
Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law --
Gene and Mary Abney of Evening Shade; James and
Linda Abney and Dean and Patti Abney all of Agnos; his
daughters and sons-in-law -- Faye and Glenn Bishop of
Agnos, Aletta and Herb Ptichford of Glencoe, Gayle and
Russell Tanner and Rhonda and Billy Smart all of
Agnos; 15 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife; four brothers --
Odes, Everett, Grippie and Vernon Abney; his sister,
Bunice Abney; and his father and mother.
The funeral was Aug. 25 at Agnos Church of Chrsit with
Jack Richardson officiating. Burial was at Agnos
Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of
Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem.
Pallbearers were grandsons -- Kenny Abney, Gary and
Stephen Tanner, Barry and Tim Abney, Stu Smart,
Bobby Tharp, and Derek Winter.
Honorary pallbearers were Terry Wycoff, Brad Jeffers,
Cody Clayton, and Casey Statler.