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Vernon Abney, Sr

December 9, 1941 — October 25, 2017

Vernon Abney, Sr., 75, of Lyons passed on Wednesday, October 25. Visitation will be Monday, October 30, 9 am – 12 pm at Strickland Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery at 2 pm.

God saw you getting tired, and a cure was not to be. So he put his arms around you and whispered, "Come with me!" With tearful eyes we watched you slowly fade away. Although we loved you dearly we would not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, your hard-working hands put to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us he only takes the best.

He is survived by his wife, Margie Abney; sister, Joyce Carter and husband Buddy; sons, Vernon Abney, Jr. ”Butch” and wife Sherry, Patrick Alfarone and wife Michelle; daughter, Tracey Cook and husband Marvin; Step-children, Rhonda Dick, Loretta Jolley Ronnie Dick and wife Donna, Shawn Phallan; grandchildren, Clayton Maddux, Alexandria Maddux, Jefferson Abney, Brigitte Abney, Heather Knapp, Ryan Alfarone; step-grandchildren, Phallan Garcia, Keanan Garcia, Shawn Earl Phallan, Garrett Dick, Ronelle Dick, Brice Gardner; great-grandchildren; Hayden Dunn, Hannah Dunn, Taylor Knapp and Ashyton Knapp.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Jefferson and Kathryn Abney.

Memorials may be made to Strickland Funeral Home.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Strickland Funeral Home in Somerville. We invite you to visit our website at and sign the online register book.

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Monday, October 30, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

545 8TH ST
SOMERVILLE, Texas 77879

Graveside Service

Monday, October 30, 2017
2:00 PM

Oaklawn Cemetery
15984 Highway 36 South
Somerville, Texas 77879

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