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William Allen Abston - Obituary

William Allen Abston - Obituary

Laura Vaughn Ellis (View posts)
Posted: 949492800000
Classification: Obituary
Edited: 999761426000
Surnames: Abston, Hicks, Patey, Watson, Haney, Noble, Marks, Haynie
William A. Abston

William Allen Abston, aged 81 years, a confederate veteran and well known citizen, passed away Friday evening at 630 at the residence 1512-10th Ave, after an illness of several weeks. The deceased is survived by his widow, Mrs. Sadie Abston; three daughters, Mrs. J.M. Hicks, city; Mrs. Trancey Patey, Tupelo; and Mrs. Jessie Watson, city; one son, Sam Abston, Mize; one sister Mrs. Hattie Haney*, Tuscaloosa; one brother, Sid Abston, Tuscaloosa.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the residence of the daughter, Mrs. J.M. Hicks 1319_10 Avenue. The Reverend Noble and Rev. Marks will officiate.

Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetary.

*This should be "Mattie" Haney (Martha Jane "Mattie" Abston Haynie)

Note: I found this obit in Martha Jane Abston Haynie's scrap book assembled in the early to mid 1930s from the surrounding news clippings. The obit had no header/footer, so I have no idea of its exact date.

William R. ABSTON, Confederate Veteran, father of Josiah

Posted: 1003635993000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1003667502000
Surnames: Abston
I noticed your posting on I am looking for information on William R. Abston, a confederate veteran from Tuscaloosa, AL William R. Abston was the father of Josiah Abston. If you have any information, please contact me at or (256) 534-3336.
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