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AUSTIN-SMITH, Barbara [Preston] (76) went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 24, 2011 surrounded by loving family. She was born in Buffalo/Meally, Kentucky on April 11, 1934 to Tom and Dorothy (McKenzie) Preston. She is survived by her loving husband, Richard A. Smith, Jr.; son John (Jan) Austin of Centerville, Ohio; daughter Jacqueline (Bobby) Goldenbogen of Beavercreek, Ohio; and her grandchildren that were her pride and joy, Jessica Austin, Barbara Caroline Adams, and Cole Adams. She is also survived by her brothers Robert (Norma) Preston, Jimmy Preston, her sister Diana Kirk and many extended family members and friends. Preceding her in death is her husband of 48 years, Jack Austin, daughter Barbara Kay, her parents and her brother Tommy. Barbara was a charter member of the United Baptist Church. She worked for 30 years at the Mel-O-Dee Restaurant in New Carlisle. Visitation will be held at Burcham Funeral Home, 119 East Main Street, Fairborn from 3:00-7:00 pm on Sunday, February 27. Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 28 at 10:00 a.m. at the United Baptist Church, 660 W. Hyde Road, Yellow Springs, OH 45387. Barbara's final resting place will be in the Preston Family Cemetery in Meally, Kentucky.
Published in Dayton Daily News on Feb. 26, 2011