ROYSTON - Hubert Willard "Cotton" Abercrombie, 68, passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at the St. Mary's Hospital in Athens.
Mr. Abercrombie was born in Royston on January 13, 1945, the son of the late Gordon McCollum and Lily Estel Smith Abercrombie. He was an operator for Elbert Granite and Finishing Company and was of the Holiness denomination. Mr. Abercrombie was preceded in death by a brother, Talmadge Abercrombie; eight brothers; and three sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Magdalene Hill Abercrombie, Royston; children, Roger Dale Abercrombie and his wife Tracy, Carlton, Hubert Willard Abercrombie, Jr., Royston, and Pamela Hill, Royston; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and brother, John Woodrow Abercrombie, Jr., Royston.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, November 22, at the Pruitt Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Willard Crider officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 21. The family is at the home.
Flowers are optional. Memorials may be made to the TJ & Friends Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 6161, Elberton, GA 30635, or to the Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support, 240 Talmadge Dr., Athens, GA 30606.
Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.pruittfhroyston.com.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, is in charge of arrangements.