Violet Rose Abernathy CLINTON - Violet Rose Abernathy, age 92 of Clinton, SC, and formerly of Hayesville, NC, passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at her residence. She was a native of Clay County, NC, and a daughter of the late Homer Clinton and Mattie Sawyer Millsaps. Violet was a homemaker. She was a loyal member of the Eastern Star, member of the Country Music Association since 1985 and a member of the Nashville Writers Association. Violet was of the Mormon faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husbands, Bob Burch and Arnold Abernathy; two sons, Jerry Burch and Bobby Burch; one daughter, Ginger Woodall; one brother, Gardener Millsaps; two sisters, Rena Bristol and Grace Erickson; and one grandson, Benji Burch. She is survived by two sons, Rodney Burch and wife, Lisa, of Prosperity, SC, and Teddy Burch of Hiawassee, GA; eight grandchildren, Danny Burch, Christopher Burch, Jeffrey Burch, Lisa Rose Guyaux, Matthew Burch, Torrey Burch, Curtis Burch, Brian Burch and Rachel Burch; many great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, January 9, 2017, in the Townson-Rose Funeral Home chapel of Hayesville. Rev. Jimmy Rogers will officiate. Burial will be in Hayesville First United Methodist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Torrey Burch, Curtis Burch, Glen Guyaux, Trevor Guyaux, Daniel Moore, Matthew Moore and Johnathan Moore. The family will receive friends from 12-1 p.m. Monday, January 9, 2017, in the Townson-Rose Funeral Home chapel of Hayesville. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to V.F.W. #6812, 25 Overlook Drive, Hayesville, NC 28904. You may send tributes to the Abernathy family at www.townson-rose.com . Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.
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