|Birth: ||Mar. 23, 1923|
|Death: ||Aug. 11, 1998|
Source: Daily Ardmoreite
TATUMS -- Services for Arnold "Dripper" Austin will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. S.M. Stevenson officiating. Interment will be at Tatums Cemetery under the direction of Bob Milburn Funeral Home, Ratliff City.
Austin died Aug. 11, 1998, in a Healdton health care facility. He was born March 23, 1923, at Tatums, to Jim and Lilly Belle Austin.
He graduated from Tishomingo High School, was drafted into military service and lived in Tulsa before returning to Tatums. He was a domestic worker and a Catholic. He and Myrtle Franklin were married July 10, 1978, at Gainesville, Texas.
Survivors include five sons, William Hooks, Denver, Armazeral Hooks, Oklahoma City, Earl, Robert and Dwayne Hooks, Tatums; four daughters, Portia Swendell, Tatums, Mary Kirkland, Ella Deschzer and Bonnie Hicks, Oklahoma City; three brothers, Arthur, Tatums, Bulb, Atlanta, Ga., and Don, Los Angeles; three sisters, Dorothy Alexander, Duncan, Leta Oliver, Tulsa, and Erma Jean, Los Angeles; 33 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Bearers will be Merle Pettis, Robert Hooks, Warren Hurley, Leonard, Ricky and Johnnie Austin.
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Record added: Dec 31, 2007
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