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Tamara "Tammy" Abernethy

August 14, 1959 — December 22, 2023

Clayton, NC: Ms. Tamara “Tammy” Abernethy, age 64, passed away on Friday,
December 22, 2023 in Colorado. Funeral Services will be held 11:00AM-Saturday,
January 6, 2024 at Hickory Grove Advent Christian Church, 1232 Hickory Grove
Church Road, Four Oaks, NC 27524. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in
Smithfield, NC.
Tammy was born on August 14, 1959 in Canton, Ohio, to the late Ira Augustus
Abernethy, Jr., and Marjorie Kathryn Garner Abernethy. She was also preceded in
death by her canine companions, River, Tater, Skye and Belle, and feline
companions Bonnie Jean, Blaze, and Ashley. Tammy was a part-time research
specialist in the department of Plant Pathology following retirement in that role
after 32 years at NC State University. She attended Hickory Grove Advent Christian
Church in Four Oaks, NC. She was a graduate of the Ohio State University, where
she obtained her bachelor’s and master’s of science degrees in plant pathology
and was an avid Buckeyes fan. She loved animals, and enjoyed training her
Labrador retrievers to compete in numerous obedience and agility trials over the
years. Tammy also loved the outdoors and planting flowers.
Survivors include her sister, Holly Abernethy Brewer, and husband, Albert “Al”
Sidney Brewer, Jr., of Smithfield, NC; nephews, Albert Sidney Brewer, III “Trey” and
Aaron Michael Brewer, and wife, Patience; special companions, Jin and Mr.
Cooper. Plus she was a loving niece, cousin, and friend.
The family will receive friends 7:00PM-9:00PM, on Friday, January 5, 2024 at Rose
and Graham Funeral Home 5820 U.S. Hwy 301, Four Oaks, NC 27524.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Healing NET Foundation at whose mission is to optimize the care of those with
neuroendocrine cancer through education and collaboration among physicians,
health care providers, patients, and caregivers.
The family appreciates your thoughts and prayers.
Arrangements by Rose and Graham Funeral Home, Four Oaks, NC


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Friday, January 5, 2024

7:00 - 9:00 pm (Eastern time)

Rose & Graham Funeral Home Inc., Four Oaks

5820 US Hwy 301 P.O. Box 605, Four Oaks, NC 27524

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Saturday, January 6, 2024

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Hickory Grove Advent Christian Church

1232 Hickory Grove Church Road, Four Oaks, NC 27524

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