Mt. Vernon Register-News

February 12, 2013

Samuel Austin


MT. VERNON - — Samuel D. Austin, 95, of Mt. Vernon, passed away at 1:15 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in Mt. Vernon.

Samuel was born Aug. 28, 1917, in Keenes, the son of David L. and Lydia (McKinney) Austin. Sam served his country in the United States Army during WWII and was a member of the West Side Baptist Church.

He is survived by two daughters, Kay Hudson of Winder, Ga. and Phyllis and husband Phil Richardson of Snellville, Ga.; many grandchildren, stepgrandchildren, great-grandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren. He is also survived by his stepsons, Orville Flowers and wife Ella and Allen Flowers; stepdaughter-in-law, Cindy Pugh who he lived with; one stepdaughter, Marilyn and husband Dale Mellott; and several nieces and nephews.

Sam was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Mable Tyler Austin; second wife, June (Pugh) Austin; one son, Sammie N. Austin; stepson, Gary Pugh; sisters, Pearl Weedman, Nelley Jackson, Stella Dickey and Freda Wright; one brother, Earl Pete Austin; stepdaughter, Alice Flowers; and stepgrandson, Donny Fuller.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Thomason Cemetery in Wayne City with the Chaplain Ernie Collins officiating. Military flag presentation will be conducted by the American Legion Post 141 in Mt. Vernon.

For those who wish, memorials may be made to the Newell Funeral Home and will be accepted at the funeral home.

For more information call Newell Funeral Home at 246-0100 or visit online at for online obituary and online condolences.