Whitesburg KY

Ernest Austin succumbs at 66

Funeral services for Ernest Gilmer Austin Jr., 66 were held September 14 at the Haymond Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine.

Born in Fleming to Ivelene Proffitt Austin, now of Haymond, and the late Ernest Austin Sr., he died September 13 at his home in Haymond.

Surviving in addition to his mother are a son, Ernest Austin III and wife Krystal of Jackhorn; a daughter, Tressa Shepherd and husband Mike of North Carolina; two brothers, Wendell Austin and Jim Austin, both of Haymond; three sisters, Trish Baker of Pound, Va., and Sandy Davis and Joyce Holbrook, both of Haymond; and five grandchildren, Ernest Austin IV, Reese Austin, Harleigh Austin, Zachary Austin and Preston Shepherd.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Austin.

Everidge Funeral Home of Whitesburg had charge of arrangements.

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