The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


February 18, 2013

Erlene Austin

Monday, February 18, 2013 — Erlene Hatley Austin, 86, of Albemarle passed away at 12:15 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2013 in Stanly Manor Nursing Center.  Her funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Stanly Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Matthew Laughter, Ronald Harris and Pastor Jimmy Caines offciating. Burial will follow in Stanly Gardens of Memory.  

The family will receive friends at Stanly Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. Monday.

Born Feb. 19, 1926 in Stanly County, she was the daughter of the late James C. Hatley and Alice Sides Hatley and was a graduate of Badin High School.  She was a retired employee of Wiscassett Mills and a member of Plyler Baptist Church.  

She was preceded in death by her husband James Brantley Austin on April 4, 2012.  

Survivors include daughter Diane A. Harris and husband, Ronald, of Albemarle and grandson, Jonathan R. Harris of Albemarle.  

She was preceded in death by brothers Edward Hatley and Robert Hatley, twin sister Geraldine Howell and sisters Lillie Burleson, Stella Hatley and Elsie Luther.

The family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 6000 Fairview Road, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28210 or to the Gideons International,  Stanly-North Camp, PO Box 585, Albemarle, NC 28002.

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