The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


April 2, 2014

Callie Austin, 88, of New London, died March 30, 2014

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 — Callie Louvine “Beanie” Austin, 88 years of age, of New London, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014.

Beanie was born December 1, 1925, in Stanly County, to the late Walter Lee Austin and the late Nellie Mae Austin. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Thomas Coleman Austin  and four brothers.

The family will receive friends from 12-1 p.m. Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Hartsell Funeral Home in Albemarle. The funeral service, officiated by the Rev. Christian Herring, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 3, 2014, in Hartsell Funeral Home’s Lefler Memorial Chapel in Albemarle. Burial will follow at Stanly Gardens of Memory, 2001 E. Main St., Albemarle, N.C.

She is survived by daughters, Cynthia Lord (James) of New London and Cheryl Hicks (Joe) of Wingate; sons, Eddie Austin (Camille) and Stephen Austin (Ann) of Albemarle; sister, Ruby Napier of New London; grandchildren, Jenny Bellini, Kim Mahaffey, Sarah Blue and John, Michael, Brandon and Hunter Austin; and seven great-grandchildren.

She will be remembered by many for her unselfish devotion to friends and family.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Austin family.

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