Rev. A. B. Weaver, age 78, of East 7th Street, West Jefferson, passed away Saturday morning, April 19, 2014 at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

Born November 17, 1935 in Ashe County, he was a son of the late Wiley and Fay Burkett Weaver. A. B. was a graduate of Pfeiffer University, and attended Duke School of Divinity. He was a retired Methodist minister, former member of the Ashe County Board of Education and former Mayor of West Jefferson. A. B. was a recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine.


He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Joan Krider Weaver, one daughter, Joallen Lowder and husband Trent of West Jefferson, two sons; Matthew Weaver and wife Judy of Pawley's Island, SC and Charles Allen Weaver of West Jefferson, two grandchildren, Henry and Joseph Lowder of West Jefferson, one sister, Anita Yates and husband Gwyn of West Jefferson, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorial services for Rev. A. B. Weaver will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the West Jefferson Methodist Church. Officiating will be Dr. Perry Miller. The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Weaver UMAR Home or United Methodist World Hunger, in care of West Jefferson United Methodist Church, PO Box 826, West Jefferson, NC 28694.

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Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Weaver family.


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