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Demery Mack Austin
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Birth: Mar. 14, 1933
Smith County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Feb. 24, 2013
Chapel Hill (Orange County)
Orange County
North Carolina, USA


Buies Creek - Demery Mack Austin, 79, of Buies Creek died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill following a period of declining health.

He was born in Smith Co., Mississippi, son of the late Daniel McKeice Austin and Lilla Rhodes Austin. He was also preceded in death by brothers Elbert Ray Austin and Hulon Cade Austin. Demery served 27 years in the US Army, retiring in 1980 as a Chief Warrant Officer 4. He then spent a total of 10 years working as a Properties Manager in Saudi Arabia on a contract between the US Government and the Saudi Arabian National Guard. Demery was an active member of Buies Creek First Baptist Church. He was a past Chairman of the Board of Deacons as well as the Properties Committee and Cemetery Committee among others. He was also a past President of the Harnett County Shrine Club and the Buies Creek Lions Club, as well as a member of the Military Officers Association and the Warrant Officers Association.

A celebration of Demery's life will be held 11:00 AM on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at Buies Creek First Baptist Church with Dr. Michael Simmons officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeside Memorial Gardens with full military honors.

Demery is survived by his wife, Frances Gregory Austin; his son, Ronnie Austin and wife, Jodi of Ormond Beach, FL; his daughter, Diane Austin of Fayetteville; his stepdaughters, Sherrie VanderVeen of Clarkston, MI and Kim Howard of Buies Creek; his grandchildrenm, Aaron Austin, Kansas Austin, Katie VanderVeen, Davis VanderVeen, Kelsey Howard and Granddog Beaches. He is also survived by Katie and Davis' father Dr. Scott VanderVeen.

Published in The News & Observer, February 2013.

 
 
Burial:
Lakeside Memorial Gardens
Angier
Harnett County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Alma Smith
Record added: Mar 01, 2013
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Demery Mack Austin
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