Abby Greene (Hughes) Skipper

Born: Fri., Jun. 9, 1939
Died: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Wed., Nov. 28, 2018
Location: Hulls Grove Baptist Church

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Wed., Nov. 28, 2018
Location: Hulls Grove Baptist Church

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Abby Hughes Greene Skipper, 79, of Cherryville, NC passed away Friday, November 23, 2018.  She was born June 6, 1939 in Rutherford County, NC to the late Joe Chevis and Altie Loveless Hughes. She was a retired cafeteria worker in the food industry. She enjoyed reading her Bible, crossword puzzles, and learning to play the keyboard later in life. 

In addition to her parents Abby was preceded in death by her husband J.C. Skipper Jr.; one daughter Gloria Ward; two brothers Jack Gaynard Hughes and Chevis Frances Hughes (Maybelle Bolick Hughes).

Abby is survived by one son, Marvin Wesley Canipe, four daughters; Mary Ruth Johnson of Cherryville, Geraldine Lee Ross (Martin) of Tom Beam, TX, Terry Seibert (Charles Hayes) of Crouse, Lesley Helms (James) of Lincolnton, one brother; James David Hughes of Gastonia, a host of beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and many other cherished relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 11:00  am until 1:00 pm at Hulls Grove Baptist Church 6670 W Highway 27, Vale, NC 28168.

The funeral service will follow at 1:00pm in the church chapel.  Interment will immediately follow at Grassy Knob Church Cemetery in Lake Lure. 

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association by mail 31 College Pl Ste A105 Asheville, NC 28801  or by the website

E. F. Drum Funeral Home of Lincolnton is serving the Skipper family.

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