Published: September 1, 2021

Donna Yokley Abernathy passed away on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at her home in Pulaski. She was born on October 13, 1955 in Pulaski, Tennessee and was 65 years old.

Donna was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Pulaski. Donna was an English teacher for 20 years and an assistant principal at Giles County High School for 15 years. Donna retired in 2013 and loved spending time with her family and friends.

The visitation will be Friday, September 3, 2021, from 2:00pm-4:00pm at Bennett-May & Pierce Funeral Home.

The funeral service will follow at 4:00pm in the chapel of Bennett-May & Pierce Funeral Home.

The interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.

Memorial donations are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church of Pulaski. c/o 202 S 2nd St, Pulaski, TN 38478 or the Giles County Animal Shelter c/o 380 Bennett Drive Pulaski, TN 38478

She was preceded in death by her parents Samuel Peter and Pecola Laten Yokley.

She is survived by her;

Son, Robert “Rob” (Haley) Samuel Abernathy of Lewisburg, Tennessee.

Grandson, Robert Tripp Abernathy of Lewisburg, Tennessee.

Several colleagues, cousins, and friends also survive.


Bennett-May & Pierce Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements for Donna Yokley Abernathy.