|Birth: ||Apr. 25, 1927|
|Death: ||Apr. 3, 2011|
..Obit: Published in The Herald.
ROCK HILL - Mr. Ottis Maynard Auten, 83, of 1137 Cedar Grove Lane, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2011, at his home.
The service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, April 7, 2011, at Laurelwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Roger Shuford officiating. Masonic services will be conducted at the graveside by Corinthian No. 416 A.F.M. and full military honors will be conducted by the Honor Guard of Frank Roach Post No. 34 of the American Legion.
Born in McConnells, S.C., Ottis was the son of the late W. M. and Nina Beaty Auten and the widower of Yvonne Sauls Auten. A member of Newport Baptist Church, he was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and the owner and operator of Auten Exterminating Company. Ottis was a member of Corinthian No. 416 A.F.M. in Newport and a Past Patron of Catawba Chapter No. 131 O.E.S. He was also a member of Hejaz Shrine Temple and Crescent Shrine Club.
Surviving are his son, Keith Harlan Auten and wife, Sandi; his daughter, Sheila A. Brown and husband, Bruce of Fort Mill; two brothers, J. B. Auten and wife, Sadie, of Newport and Joe Auten; his sister, Mildred A. Hawkins; two grandchildren, Shannon Baker and Amy Auten; two great-grandsons, Master Nathan Auten and Master Elisha Baker; his stepson, Ricky Sauls and wife, Stephanie; and three stepdaughters, Tiny Dufour and husband, John, Robin Sauls Au and Dale Sauls Howell, of Columbia, S.C. In addition to his parents, Ottis was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Carrie Ard Auten; three brothers, Graynell Auten, Wilburn Auten and Felix Auten and his sister, Margaret Thornburg.
The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel, 2133 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732. Eastern Star memorial rites will be conducted prior to the visitation by Catawba Chapter No.131 O.E.S.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 950 West Faris Street, Greenville, SC 29605.
William Marshall Auten (1880 - 1965)
Nina Beaty Auten (1884 - 1970)
Carrie Ard Auten (1927 - 2001)
Yvonne Sauls Auten (1936 - 1999)*
South Carolina, USA
Plot: Section 21, lot 293
Created by: Rick and Kathy Wright
Record added: May 18, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52517821