Originally created 08/29/06

Martin Townes McAbee (MCCORMICK, S.C.)



MCCORMICK, S.C. - Martin Townes McAbee, 23, resident of 762 Barksdale Ferry Road, died August 27, 2006 in McCormick County from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born in Greenwood July 11, 1983, he was a son of Jennings G. McAbee, Sr. and Patti Townes Herring McAbee. He attended Cambridge Academy and was a 2001 graduate of Emerald High School in Greenwood. He attended Lander University and was co-owner of McAbee Repossession Company. From an early age Martin was a passionate person, very caring and giving, a gifted musician and he developed an extraordinary gift for computer technology. A member of McCormick First Baptist Church, he was a former member of the Royal Ambassadors, Boy Scouts of America and was a member of Young Life of America. Surviving in addition to his father of the home and his mother of Greenville are two brothers, Jennings G., Jr. and wife Mamie McAbee of North Augusta and Charles W. McAbee of McCormick; and Winston.Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00PM Tuesday at McCormick First Baptist Church with Reverend Dennis Lynn officiating. Burial will follow in the Troy Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Mark Shiflet, Timothy Floyd, Chad Herring, Clayton Vickery, Ben Ferqueron, Will Coleman, Randy Pace and Ian Morris. The body is at Blyth Funeral Home in Greenwood and will be placed in the church at 2:00 PM Tuesday. The family is at the home on Barksdale Ferry Road and will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 PM Monday. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Homemade Genius, Inc. c/o Palmetto Bank, 701 Montague Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29649. For additional information and online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com . Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the McAbee family. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle-July 27, 2006