ASHEBORO, N.C. - Mrs. Mary Ellen Porter Austin, 69, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Randolph Hospital.
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A funeral service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, in the Ridge Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. John Rogers officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery in Asheboro.
A native of Alamance County, N.C., Mrs. Austin was born Aug. 17, 1943. She was the daughter of the late Paul Thomas Porter and Elvira Jeanette Bradshaw Porter. She was retired from Jockey International. After retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Austin was preceded in death by her sister, Patsy Smith Blake; brother, Wayne Porter; and granddaughter, Brandi Cooper.
Mrs. Austin is survived by her husband, Henry E. Austin Sr., of the home; daughter, Teresa L. Cooper and husband Rob, of Asheboro; son, Earl Austin, of Greensboro; sisters, Nancy Wall and husband Wayne of High Point, Ann Presson and husband Sam of Supply, Vicky Michael and husband Ricky and Shirley Wyatt, all of Burlington; brother, David Porter and wife Gail, of Burlington; brother-in-law, A.C. Austin and wife Mary, of Reidsville; sister-in-law, Patsy Abrahamsen and husband Jim, of Burlington; grandchildren, Jessica Austin, Ryan Austin, Lea Austin, Troy Austin, Fara Austin, Austin Grace Cooper, Jessica Manea, Kristin Cooper, and Luke Cooper.
The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at Ridge Funeral Home.
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Published in TheTimesNews.com from Dec. 7 to Dec. 8, 2012