|Birth: ||Mar. 15, 1917|
|Death: ||Jun. 12, 2003|
Funeral services Mr. John A. Austin Sr., 86, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 14, 2003, at Heflin Baptist Church with the Rev. Danny Baskin and the Rev. David Abernathy officiating. Burial will follow at Bistineau Cemetery in Heflin under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.
Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. today, June 13, at the funeral home.
Mr. Austin, a resident of Heflin, passed away Thursday, June 12, at Grace Home in Shreveport after a short illness. He was born in Many in 1917 and was a resident of this area for 30 years. He was a member of Heflin Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and church treasurer. He was also a member of the Webster Parish Cattlemen's Association. He will be remembered as a loving and devoted father and grandfather who enjoyed his sons' and grandchildren's ball games.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Margueritte Pearce Austin.
He is survived by his three sons, John A. Austin Jr. and wife Donna of Shreveport, Don William Austin and wife Wanda of Heflin, and Richard Keith Austin and wife Linda of Little Rock, Ark.; grandchildren, Carey Holm, Skip Austin Gardner, Jessica Austin, Dub Austin, Matt Austin, John Todd Austin, Angie Gray and Tammy Rhyne; sisters, Elizabeth McMaster of West Columbia, Texas, Mattsye Pearce and husband Jacob of Ruston; brothers, James Austin and wife Geraldine of Lake Charles, Sam Austin and wife Helen of Montgomery, Ala.; sisters-in-law, Ree Pearce and Laverne Abernathy, both of Ruston; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Dub Austin, John Todd Austin, Matt Austin, Don Rhyne, Tommy Russell and Carl Cox. Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Heflin Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to the Heflin Baptist Church Building Fund.
Published in The Minden Press-Herald, June 13, 2003
Margueritte P Austin (1917 - 1999)*
Created by: Ron Manley
Record added: Jun 15, 2009
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