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Russell S. Austin

April 7, 1928 - June 2, 2015

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date June 5, 2015

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Russell Shirley Austin, 87, of Midway Rd., Phenix passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at home. He was the husband first of the late Dorothy Poindexter Austin and second of the late Thelma Sublett Holt Austin.

Mr. Austin was born in Campbell County, April 7, 1928 son of the late Frank Lee Austin and Willie Rice Austin. He was a member of Midway Baptist Church, a U. S. Army veteran and a retired Barber and Cattleman.

He is survived by one son, Stan Austin (Wylie) of Lynchburg; one daughter, Norma Huffman (Wally) of Dagsboro, Del.; three grandchildren, Stephanie Brooke Austin, Sondra Huffman both of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Russ Huffman of Dagsboro, Del; three great-grandchildren, Kyle Furlong of Fredericksburg, Kelsey Furlong of Springfield, Clay Huffman of Dagsboro, Del; a special friend and caregiver, Betty Davis of Volens; one step-son, Lloyd Holt (Wanda) of Phenix, one step-daughter, Colleen Latham (Wayne) of Forest; seven step-grandchildren, Joshua Holt, Megan Stanfield, Jenna Amos, Jessica Walker, Allison Beck, Riley Latham and Andrea Mason; 12 step-great-grandchildren; one brother, Curtis Austin (Connie) of Gladys; three sisters, Mary Croft of Lynchburg, Dot Carr of Brookneal, Jane Roark (Leroy) of Nathalie; a sister-in-law, Marie Austin of Nathalie; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Willard Austin (Frances), Bill Austin; two sisters, Bernice Poe (Warren), Lois Wilson (Lyle).

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 am Friday, June 5, 2015 at Midway Baptist Church by the Rev. Joey Anthony with interment to follow in Wickliffe Cemetery in Brookneal.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 4, 2015 at Henderson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Brookneal and at his residence other times.

Memorial contributions may be made to Midway Baptist Church or the Charlotte County Rescue Squad.