The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


July 7, 2014

Heather Austin, 36, of Charlotte, passed away July 3, 2014

Monday, July 7, 2014 — Charlotte – Heather Gail “Lola” Austin, 36, of Charlotte, N.C., passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014.  

Born January 18, 1978, in Albemarle, N.C., she was the daughter of Garry Rufus Austin of Albemarle and June Baucom Austin of Charlotte.

Heather was a graduate of West Stanly High School in Albemarle and attended UNCC for two years.

She was a very creative artist. Heather was a makeup artist and fashion stylist for Directions. She did freelance work with Carmen Carmen, as well as numerous other companies.

In addition to her parents, Heather is survived by her brother, Garrett Austin, his wife, Yolanda, and her very special niece, Lyndsey Grace Austin, all of Cameron, N.C.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial service to celebrate Heather’s life will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at McEwen Funeral Service, Mint Hill Chapel, with her uncle, the Rev. Gerald Baucom officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Charlotte, 2700 Toomey Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28203.

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