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Evangelist William Thomas Abbott

d. June 11, 2020

Cochran Funeral Home of Hiawassee announces funeral services for Evangelist William Thomas Abbott, age 51, of Walls, Mississippi, who passed away suddenly on Thursday, June 11th, 2020 at Chatuge Regional Hospital in Hiawassee.

William was born in Cullman, Alabama, a son of Thomas Oliver Abbott and Wilma Joyce Wood Abbott. He was an evangelist and a member of Southside Baptist Church in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Since 2008, William had been serving as Camp Director for Camp Hosanna in Hiawassee. Two brothers preceded William in death: Steve Abbott and Phillip Abbott.

Loving family members include his wife, Diana Abbott; his parents, Tom and Joyce Abbott; sons and daughters-in-law: Zach and Megan Abbott, and Ethan and Michaela Abbott; daughters: Olivia Abbott and Priscilla Abbott; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Kelly Abbott; two grandchildren: Ryder and Adelynne Abbott; nieces and nephews: Kirsten, Samantha, Cody, Joseph, and John. Many friends and other relatives also survive.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 13th, 2020, at Shining Light Baptist Church at 4231 Trackrock Gap Road in Blairsville, between the hours of 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, June 14th, at 6:00 p.m. at Camp Hosanna in Hiawassee, with Pastors Ken Walters, Tim Mason, Bo Wagner, and Evangelist Ethan Abbott officiating. Special music will be presented by Zach, Ethan, Olivia and Priscilla Abbott. The following gentlemen are asked to serve as pallbearers: Stan Wood, Steven Graves, Zach Abbott, Ethan Abbott, Dave Corneliussen, Ken Mason, Pat Clay, and Dan Hershberger. Requested to serve as honorary escort to the family is Tyler McDonough. Interment will be at a later date in Hernando Memorial Park in Hernando, Mississippi.

Arrangements locally have been entrusted to the care of Cochran Funeral Home of Hiawassee. Please share your condolences with the family and sign the guest registry online at
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Saturday, June 13, 2020

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Sunday, June 14, 2020

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