|Death: ||Feb. 25, 2002|
Alex Austin, 4, of Grenada, formerly of Winona, died Monday at his residence of injuries received in a house fire.
Master Austin was a student at ICS Head Start in Grenada.
The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Burning Bush Baptist Church. Burial will be in Haven Rest Cemetery.
Master Austin is survived by his mother and father, Virginia Ann Burt and Allen Austin of Grenada; four brothers, Atavion Austin, Anthony Austin, Antrevion Burt, all of Grenada and Allen Austin Jr.; three sisters, Keshia Golden, Kimberly Austin, all of Winona and Shemeka Robinson of Vaiden; his grandparents, Charlean Hudson of Grenada, Virginia Lee Burt of Duck Hill, Leroy McGlothen of Vaiden and James Austin of Colorado Springs, Colo.; his step-grandfather, Roy Glen Burt of Winona; god parents, Mary and Eugene Booker of Grenada; and a host of other relatives.
Eddie Robinson & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Grenada Star-March 4,2002
Early morning blaze fatal to 3, 6, and 4 year olds
An early morning fire has claimed the lives of three children.
The dead were identified as Alicia D. Burt, age six, Antwan D. Austin, age three, and Alex D. Austin, age four.
The children died in a fire that destroyed their Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard apartment Monday morning shortly after 3 a.m.
According to Paul Reese, Grenada Fire Department spokesman, firefighters were called to an apartment at 28-A MLK Blvd. Monday morning at 3:25 a.m.
"The second floor apartment was fully involved in fire when the fire trucks arrived," he said. "The firefighters entered the apartment from the south and the west to fight through the fire to search for survivors."
Two adults and one child had already exited the apartment, Reese said, and were transported to Grenada Lake Medical Center (GLMC). "The bodies of three children, ages six, four, and three, were recovered," he said.
Reese said the Grenada County Sheriff's Department arson investigator and Grenada County Coroner were called to the scene. "The cause of the fire has not been determined," he said.
Memorial information and funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time.
ŠThe Daily Sentinel Star 2007
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