William “Bill” Coleman Abernethy, Jr.

September 18, 1962 - August 13, 2012
William “Bill” Coleman Abernethy, Jr.


William “Bill” Coleman Abernethy, Jr. 49, of Wilmington, NC, passed away Monday, August 13, 2012 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center from complications of cancer.

He was born in Forsyth Co., NC on September 18, 1962, the son of Nancy Abernethy Norton and the late William Coleman Abernethy, Sr.

Bill was a graduate of Hoggard High School, Class of 1980, a member of Pine Valley Baptist Church and was a welder by occupation.

Surviving is his mother, Nancy Norton and step-father, Ben Norton of Wilmington, NC; maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Liles of Wilmington, NC; also many dear friends that he loved so much.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Thursday, August 16, 2012 at the Pine Valley Baptist Church 3940 Shipyard Blvd, Wilmington, NC with a memorial service following at 2:00 pm. Officiating will be Rev. Chuck Love and Rev. Eugene Ridley.

Please share memories and condolences with the family by clicking on the”Sign Guest Book” tab above.

Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099


Purchase Flowers

Tribute Wall

Please feel free to sign the guestbook or share a memory



Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  • August 14, 2012
    Richard Anderson says:
    My heart goes out to Nancy,Gramda Liles and Ben. Bill was my very first friend and a lifelong BEST FRIEND. Our childhood in Pine Valley was the best time of my life. Rest in Peace my Brother Perpetually Richard Anderson

  • August 14, 2012
    Fred Wolz says:
    I am very sorry to learn of Bill's passing. Bill had a great sense of humor and was always friendly to everyone he met. I will always remember the Hoggard High trip to Europe in 1979 and the comraderie that we shared during that period.

  • August 16, 2012
    James & Anita Duren Lewis says:
    To the Abernethy family, our hearts were sadden when we learned this morning of the passing of our classmate Bill. It is our prayer that God's Grace and Mercy continues to comfort you during this hour of sadness and in the days to come.