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 Virginia “Jenny” <I>Gipson</I> Austin

Virginia “Jenny” Gipson Austin

Lauderdale County, Alabama, USA
Death 4 Jul 2011 (aged 91)
Savannah, Hardin County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Savannah, Hardin County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 72916344 · View Source
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Virginia Austin

was born in Lauderdale County, Alabama on February 13, 1920 the daughter of the late William Gipson and Susan Octavia Evelyn Newman Covington.

On December 22, 1938 she was united in marriage to Arnold Austin, who survives.

Mrs. Austin was a US Air Force wife and traveled extensively, but eventually retired and settled in Savannah, Tennessee, where their lives originated. She was a member of the Eureka Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women's Club. She was faithful and committed to the women's club. Mrs. Austin was an avid gardener and loved working in her flowers. She was enthusiastic in showing anyone who stopped by her beautiful flowers, she was known for having a green thumb.

Mrs. Austin departed this life on Monday, July 4, 2011 at the age of 91 years, 4 months, 21 days.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by 5 daughters, Pattie Adams of Florence, Alabama, Rita Barnhill, Judy Bridges, Mackie Welch and Terry Griswell all of Savannah, Tennessee; a son, Tommy Austin of Enville, Tennessee; 10 grandchildren, Greg Barnhill, Ron Caldiraro, Ricky Barnhill, Robert Caldiraro, Andy Adams, Jeff Welch, Elizabeth Davis, Tanya Harwell, Jennifer Hitch, and Melinda Gilliam; 15 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Edna Covington, Marie Covington Yost, Alan Covington, Mancel Covington, William Covington, George Covington and infant twins.





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  • Added: 6 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 72916344
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Virginia “Jenny” Gipson Austin (13 Feb 1920–4 Jul 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 72916344, citing Hardin County Memory Gardens, Savannah, Hardin County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by deejay1945 (contributor 47074910) .