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Joanne Huggins Reynolds Joanne Huggins Reynolds, 79, died June, 25, 2011 in Austin, Texas. She was born in Waynesboro, Mississippi on January 16, 1932, to James Manlius Huggins and Margaret Harris Bufkin. She loved growing up in small town Waynesboro, and always called it "my home." Joanne was the valedictorian of her Waynesboro Central High class and earned a degree in elementary education at Millsaps College in Jackson, MS. In 1954, Joanne married Julius T. Reynolds, Jr. of Jackson. They moved to Oxford, MS where he attended law school and she taught fourth grade, earning a "Putting Hubby Through" degree from Ole Miss Law. Afterwards, the couple moved to Jackson, where she taught sixth grade at Key Elementary. Her husband's career advancements resulted in several relocations during their marriage, and each time Joanne readily found work teaching school. They moved to Austin where she taught at Barton Hills Elementary, to Lombard, IL where she taught at Elmhurst Elementary, and to Fairfax, VA where she taught at Greenbrier. In 1980, they returned to Austin where she taught at Menchaca Elementary until her retirement in 1991. Joanne was active in the Delta Kappa Gamma Society and a charter member of its Lambda Iota Chapter in Austin. She was a member of Manchaca United Methodist Church, where she worked to oversee the Child Development Center and later served as Chairman of the Board. She taught the Children's Sermons on Sunday mornings and was known by all the children as "Miss Joanne." More recently, she served as Social Chairman for the Summit at Westlake Hills and she taught Bible Study at the Summit in Northwest Hills. Joanne Huggins Reynolds is survived by both family and friends. Son, John Reynolds and wife, Joanna Cordry, and daughter, Julie Maloukis, live in Austin. Grandson, Nicholas Maloukis, and wife, Amanda, live in San Antonio and granddaughter, Krystina Maloukis lives in Georgetown. Brother, Jimmy Huggins and wife, Joan, live in Waynesboro. Sister, Sandra Turnipseed and husband, Gene, live in Pensacola, FL and sister, Micki Hartley, and husband Joe, live in Natchez, MS. She is also survived by her Grandpuppy, Miss A, five nieces, two nephews and their children. She was preceded in death by her husband and by both parents. Visitation will be held from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., on Monday, June 27 at Weed-Corley-Fish at 2620 South Congress Avenue. A Celebration of Life Service for Miss Joanne will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 28, at Manchaca United Methodist Church. Joanne specifically requested that donations in lieu of flowers be sent to the non-profit organization that trained and provided her daughter's service dog: KSDS, Inc., 124 W. 7th Street, Washington, KS 66968. Memorials and guestbook online at www.wcfish.com

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Published in Austin American-Statesman on June 27, 2011
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