The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


April 8, 2013

Bertha Austin

Sunday, April 7, 2013 — Bertha Chandler Austin, age 92, of Albemarle, passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Spring Arbor Assisted Living in Albemarle.

Mrs. Austin was born on November 7, 1920, in Albemarle, to the late Frank Howard Chandler and the late Callie Mitchell Chandler.

She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Christopher Burris, and her second husband, Clay Austin; and 11 siblings.

The family received friends at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle from 6-8 p.m., Friday, April 5, 2013.

The funeral service, officiated by Rev. Fred Carpenter, was at Main Street United Methodist Church, Saturday, April 6, 2013, at 11 a.m. with a 30 minute state prior to the service. Burial followed at Fairview Memorial Park, Albemarle.

She is survived by three daughters; Nancy Burris Furr and Saundra Austin Huneycutt and husband Tommy, all of Albemarle, and Sue Austin Campbell and husband David of Concord; a brother, John Chandler of Albemarle; seven grandchildren, Chris Furr, Darren Furr, Lora Smith, Amber Hudson, Clay Huneycutt, Jesse Campbell and Dylan Campbell; and five great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Austin was retired from Stanly County Schools, was an active member at Main Street UMC and numerous civic organizations.

Memorials may be made to Main Street United Methodist Church “Family Life Center Fund,” 1100 W. Main St., Albemarle, NC 28001.

Hartsell Funeral Home is serving the Austin family.

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