Abbie Richardson Obituary, Death – During her time there, she was selected by her peers as the Most Beautiful Girl on Campus. Many people’s hearts will always hold a special place in their memories for her because of her voice, her love of life, and her charisma. On September 6, 1942, she tied the knot with Floyd Thomas Richardson, and he passed away on January 24, 1992. Their son, Floyd Thomas (Tommy) Richardson Jr. and his wife, Cathy, of Warren; two daughters, Jennifer Reilly and her husband, Mickey, of The Woodlands, Texas; and Robin Williams and her husband, David, of Hot Springs; a brother, Bill Abernathy and his wife, Peggy, of El Dorado; seven grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren who cherished her and called her GG; and a host of nieces and nephews are among the survivors. Her grandson Daniel Kyle Williams passed away before her.
Abbie Gibbe Abernathy Richardson, age 92, passed away on March 24, 2012 at the Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado, Arkansas. She was a resident of Warren. She was the daughter of Alpha Cunningham Abernathy and Gibb W. Abernathy, both of whom passed away before her birth on October 2, 1919 in Banks, Arkansas. She was the top student in her high school class, and as a result, she was awarded a scholarship to attend UAM, where she majored in music.
He was her predecessor. She sang in the First Baptist Church choir for 68 years throughout the time that she was a member of the church. She frequently fulfilled roles as a soloist, pianist, and interim choir director, among other responsibilities. In subsequent years, she was recognized at First Baptist Church on “Miss Abbie Day,” which was held in her honor. Miss Abbie has been performing the national anthem at the Memorial Day celebrations held on the square in front of the Bradley County Courthouse for more than 50 years.