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9/13/2021 7:54:00 PM
Alfred David Abernethy
August 25, 1952 - September 9, 2021

HICKORY, N.C. - Alfred David Abernethy, 69, of Hickory passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at his residence.

He was born August 25, 1952 in Louisville, Ky. to the late Alfred Jerry Abernethy and Lillian Lefevers Abernethy. David was a member of Providence Baptist Church in Hickory and retired from Scientific Sales after 25 years of service. He enjoyed music, writing songs and playing guitars; the outdoors, and golfing with his son; and was a skilled woodworker. Most of all he loved spending time with his loved ones and supporting his grandchildren in their activities.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Dave Moser.

Those left to cherish his memory is his son Austin David Abernethy and wife Amanda of Raleigh; daughter Constance Anne Abernethy Swanson and husband Timothy of Hickory; sister Eva Sherry Moser of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; grandchildren Caroline Anne Swanson (10), Timothy “Spencer” Swanson (8), Arden DeLane Abernethy (1); former spouse Sara Spencer Abernethy of Hickory; faithful and loving friend Lesa King Baker of Hickory.

A graveside service to celebrate David’s life will be held on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Providence Baptist Church in Hickory. Rev. Chris Dale and Rev. Ernie Richards will officiate.

Memorials may be made to Humane Society of Catawba County, P.O. Box 63, Hickory, NC 28603

Condolences may be sent to the Abernethy family at

Bennett Funeral Service of Newton, N.C. is serving the Abernethy family.

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