Mary V. Abel was born in Floyd County, September 18, 1934. She went home to be with her Lord and Savior on March 31, 2018 surrounded by her family.
She was a member of the Mount Calvary Baptist Church and was the daughter of the late Reuben and Eunice Oaks Jones. Also, she was preceded in death by
several brothers and sisters, Barrymond, Robert, William and Harry Jones, Sarah, Betty, Ruth, David and Richard Jones.
Mary is survived by her husband of 67 years, Bobby C. Abel, daughter, Wanda Looper and her husband Joe of Marietta; one son, Marcus Abel of Calhoun; granddaughters, Andrea Holland of Calhoun, Lacey Hensley and her husband Kenny of Dalton, Tammy Adams of Calhoun; one grandson, the Reverend Brian Holland and his wife Kim of Calhoun; great grandchildren, Tiffany Roach of Alabama, Tyler Roach and his wife Brooke of Calhoun; sisters, Mittie Broyles and Carmen Bridges of Calhoun and Selma Moskowitz and her husband Hal of Maine; a special niece, Mitzi Padgett of Calhoun, several other nieces and nephews; and her fur- baby- weenie- dog, Merlin.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, April 3 at the Meadowdale Baptist Church with the Reverend Jeremy Kirby and Dr. Steven Pearson officiating. Billy Weaver will have charge of music, and burial will be in Chandler Cemetery. The Abel family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Monday, April 2 at the funeral home. Also, the body of Mrs. Abel will lie in state at the church from 1:00 until 2:00 PM, preceding the funeral service.
Active pallbearers are Tyler Roach, Kenny Hensley, Lance Broyles, Bobby Bridges, Ray Shope, and Don Bridges. They are asked to meet at the funeral home Tuesday at 12:15 PM. Honorary pallbearers are Floyd Byers, Greg Bridges, Doug Bridges, Steven Abel, Toby Pass, Grant Walraven, and Rodney Babb. They are asked to meet at the church at 1:30 PM, Tuesday.
Thomas Funeral Home has charge of arrangements for the services of Mary V. Abel.