AUSTIN, Mary E., 93, of Tampa, passed away November 8, 2009. A native of Charles-ton, S.C., and lifelong resident of Tampa, Mrs. Austin was preceded in death by her husband, James Austin. She is survived by her loving daughter, Janet R. Valdespino; grandchildren, Raul Valdespino, Darla Sizemore, Dori Withee and Teresa (Donnie) Welsch; many loving nieces and nephews; and other loving family members. Mary loved her family and will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Funeral services will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 14, at the chapel of JGR Funeral Home, with the Rev. Father Tom Morgan, Pastor, St. Lawrence Catholic Church officiating. Interment will follow in Myrtle Hill Memorial Park. Pallbearers include: Raul and William Valdespino, Pat Cumbee, Earl Moore, Donald and Donnie Welsch, and Nick Campbell. Please omit flowers, and donations may be made to LifePath Hospice Inc. or a charity of your choice. The family will receive friends noon-1 p.m. Saturday, November 14, at the chapel of JGR Funeral Home. Please send online condolences to www.jgrfuneralhome.com
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Published in TBO.com on Nov. 12, 2009