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September 25, 2023

Abner Clyde Harrington, Jr.

Abner Clyde Harrington, Jr.

Abner Clyde Harrington, Jr., 90, of Locust Grove, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 26, 2017.

He was born in Salisbury, son of the late Abner Clyde, Sr. and Edna Jane McLeod Harrington.

He served in the United States Navy during World War II and the Korean War. Abner spent his career with Southern Bell and retired from AT&T. He was a member of First Baptist Church Gastonia, where he taught Sunday school and was a choir member for many years. He was a devoted member of The Gaston ChordWeavers, where he sang bass. One of his greatest joys was music and singing barbershop harmony with The Gaston ChordWeavers.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Pat Ross Harrington; brother, Dan Harrington; and sister, Bessie Nelle Nelson.

Mr. Harrington is survived by his son, Michael (Kris) Harrington; daughter, Carol (Jeff) Calhoun; grandchildren, Laura Honeycutt, Rebekah Harrington, and Colin Harrington; sisters, Violet Fowler and Vista Harrington; and many nieces, nephews, and loved ones.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, December 2, 2017, at First Baptist Church Gastonia, with Reverend Eric Durden officiating. The family will receive friends in the Fellowship Hall on Friday, December 1, 2017, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the church. Interment will follow on Saturday, December 2, 2017, at 3:00 p.m., at Oakwood Cemetery, Statesville.

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Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors is assisting the family of Abner Clyde Harrington, Jr.

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