David Austin

David Newell Austin

Monday, April 20, 2020
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Mr. David Newell Austin, age 81, of LaGrange, passed away on April 20, 2020 at the WellStar West Georgia Hospice. Mr. Austin was born on October 5, 1938 in Franklin, North Carolina to the late Lester Hayes Austin and Viola Lewis Austin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Michael, Carlton and Betty.

Mr. Austin proudly served his country in the United States Army and retired from LaGrange Molding. He was a member of the Gray Hill Church of God.

Survivors include his wife of sixty three years, Annell Smith Austin; children, Tammie Janney (Randy), William Austin (Susan) and Tracie Smith (Adam); brothers, Lamar Austin, Larry Austin (Janice) and Barney Austin (Shirley); sisters, Jean Arnold and Susie Fincher (Mark); grandchildren, Niki Cadenhead (Jim), Whitney Janney, Houston Austin (Hannah), Savannah Gaddy (Jacob), Heather Portis and Lacy Howard; great grandchildren, Bryce Studdard, Cadence Studdard, Cameron Austin and Ivey Portis; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Due to the health crisis in our country, a family graveside services will be held on Friday, April 24, 2020 at 1:00 pm at the Shadowlawn Cemetery with Pastor David Cross officiating. A private family visitation will be held prior to the service. A full Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to the family at Higgins LaGrange Chapel Funeral Home, 706-884-7117

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  • Graveside

    Friday, April 24, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Friday, April 24, 2020 1:00pm
    Shadowlawn Cemetery
    Linden Ave
    LaGrange, Georgia 30241
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Charlie McRae

Posted at 02:43pm
David Austin has been a friend of my family ever since I was little boy. He is a Godly man who loves his family. I enjoyed fishing with David. We had a fish camp over at Mitchell Dam. Me, Randy and Steve still talk about David's stick trick in removing a fish hook. He will be greatly missed. My prayers go up for Miss Anelle, Tammy, William and Tracy and their entire family. May God bless!

Donna ( Austin) Pittman

Posted at 04:29pm
Uncle David Was Loved Very Much I Will Always Cherish The Memories I Have Of Him, Love And Prayers, Donna (Austin) Pittman And Todd
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Kitty Honeycutt

Posted at 03:18pm
I will miss you Uncle David, you were an amazing man. You fought for your country, were a hard worker and a great provider. You will not be forgotten. We will see you again some day soon in the great beyond. Sending my love and prayers to everyone in the family. I love you all.

Kitty Honeycutt

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Posted at 12:45pm
With deepest sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Larry, Janet & Emily Austin
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Barney, Shirley, Lori, Jody, & Boys. Steve Austin

Posted at 04:46pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Wish we could be together during this difficult time, but please know that we love you all.
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