2010-06-17 / Obituaries

Dorothy Vera Austin 71, Georgia

Dorothy Vera Austin, 71, Georgia, died Wednesday, June 9, 2010.

Born February 12, 1939, she was a daughter of the late Florence and William Spriggs of Mc- Connellsburg.

She married William Terry Austin Sr. at the young age of 15 and moved to Georgia and started a family of her own. Dorothy has led a serving life of faith in the Lord. She served her family, church community and her employment. She volunteered at the Kiwanis Club, the Bereavement Club and for 36 years she served Kennestone Hospital.

She loved collecting knickknacks. She would give you her last dime, and always had words of wisdom.

Dorothy is survived by her sisters, Janet Harris and Beverly Spriggs, brothers Donald Spriggs and Dennis Spriggs, all of McConnellsburg; Larry Spriggs of Mt. Union; four sons: William Terry (Edna) Austin and Johnny Austin, all of North Carolina; David Austin, Eddie Walters (Leslie); and three daughters: Dorothy Ann Austin-Philpot (Bobby), Jennifer Austin and Carol Harmond; grandchildren: Kesha Austin, Kutress Butler, Tierrie Austin, Ace Austin, Marcus Austin, Shewanna Rhodes, Shawn Bryant, Bridget Stafford, Nicole Johnson and Katrina Cuspard; great-grandchildren: Christianna Ogden, Anya Butler, Denise Butler, Tierrie Austin, Myles Butler, Trey Bullock and Kaden Ogden; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by siblings Patricia Moore, Jackie Spriggs, Dottie Kay Spriggs, William Spriggs Jr., Linda Burke, Terry Spriggs, Ronald Davis and a son, Willie Matthew Austin.

Services were held at the Sardis Missionary Baptist Church in Kennesaw, Ga., with Rev. Diane Jefferson and Pastor Sylvia Moorse officiating.

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