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James Harley Austin Sr.

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James Harley Austin, Sr.

Mr. James Harley Austin, Sr., age 82 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2014, at Autumn Leaves Nursing Home in Winnfield.

Mr. Austin was born Saturday, September 12, 1931 to the Union of Evan W. Austin and Rhuey Stewart Austin in Dodson, Louisiana.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Gladys Robinson Austin and five children. Sandie Parker and husband Danny, James Austin and wife Resa, Mike Austin and wife Tami, Paul Austin and wife Deona, all of Winnfield, and Susan Jones and husband Brad of Senatobia, Mississippi; 15 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren.

Mr. Austin was preceded in death by his parents Evan and Rhuey Austin, one sister Lurline Skipper and one grand daughter, Brandi Parker.

He is also survived by 3 brothers, Eugene Austin, of Quitman, John Austin and Charles Austin of Winnfield, and 2 sisters, Hope Weeks of Minden, and Evie Sue Jones of Winnfield; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Mr. Austin was a active member of Zion Hill Baptist Church for 57 years and an ordained deacon for 50+ years. He was a loving and devoted father and grandfather. Mr. Austin was a dedicated employee of Farr Auto and Supply for 50 years. He loved to hunt, fish, and was an avid gardner. Mr. Austin served his country in the U.S Army during the Korean War.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Zion Hill Baptist Church with Brad Jones and Rev. Wallace Ingles officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery near Winnfield, LA.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Monday, March 24, 2014 and on Tuesday from 1:00 PM until time of service at Zion Hill Baptist Church, in Tannehill, Louisiana.

Online condolences may be made to the family at


Published in The Town Talk on Mar. 25, 2014
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