AVINGER, TX (KLTV) - An East Texas school district is coping with the loss of their superintendent. Avinger ISD Superintendent, 38-year-old, Kenny Abernathy, died over the weekend from an unknown illness. Abernathy has been with the district since 2004. School officials tell us Abernathy suffered a severe fever a couple of weeks ago and never got better. His funeral service will be held at 2pm Thursday, at the First Baptist Church of Linden.