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Visitation: 12:00-2:00 P.M. Friday September 15, 2017 Whitley's Funeral Home
Service: 2:00 P.M. Friday September 15, 2017 Whitley's Funeral Home Chapel
Interment: Carolina Memorial Park Kannapolis, N.C.
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Joan Chapman Abernethy, 77, of Kannapolis, NC died Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Tucker Hospice House in Kannapolis.

Joan was born August 19, 1940 in Cabarrus County a daughter of the late Jesse Paul Chapman and the late Beryl Roberts Chapman. In addition to her parents, Joan is preceded in death by her husband, William A. (Bill) Abernethy, Sr. and a brother, Carlton Paul Chapman.
Joan was formerly involved in Public education as a teacher’s aide in the Wake County and Kannapolis City Schools. She formerly was an assistant manager with Waccamaw in Kannapolis.

Joan was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she was active in the UMW and the Frances Boone Circle. She was also a member of the Kannapolis Civic Club and served as a Democratic judge at a Kannapolis precinct.

Survivors include her three daughters; Kathy G. Shockley of Rockwell, Rebecca G. Honeycutt (Terry) and Laurie A. Daniels (Scott) both of Kannapolis, two step-sons; William (Bill) Abernethy, Jr. of Matthews and Thomas Brewer Abernethy (Mary) of Cary, NC grandchildren; Chad Foster, Chris Linker, Haley Daniels, Jennifer Vargochik, Ashley Abernethy-Fishetti and Lauren Abernethy, one great-granddaughter; Layna Linker. Also by a sister, Lesley Dayvault (Gregg) of Kannapolis.

The service for Joan will take place at 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 15, at Whitley’s Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. Kirk Tutterow. Burial will take place at Carolina Memorial Park in Kannapolis. The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. before the service at Whitley’s.

Memorials can be made to: Bob and Carolyn Tucker Hospice House, 5005 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081 or to her church; Trinity UMC, 416 E 1st Street, Kannapolis, NC 28083.

Online condolences can be left at: www.whitleysfuneralhome.com
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From: Linda Long
"So sorry! May God give you peace and comfort!"
From: Les and Gail Puntch and Robin Rainbolt
"Laurie, Kathy, Becky, Leslie and Family, You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Joan was a special friend for as long as I can remember and we had some wonderful times together. I am so glad that I was with her on Tuesday. I will miss her very much. Gail"
From: Debbie Reynolds
"My Thoughts and Prayers are with All the Family at this difficult time. Joan was my neighbor for over 20 years. She was a Beautiful, Strong Lady and a Wonderful Friend. I will truly miss her. I know she is at Peace now and that gives me comfort. Much Love to You All. Rest in Peace Joan."
From: Charles & Nancy Abernethy
"Billy and Laurie we are sorry for your loss. We did not know Joan very well but may she Rest In Peace."