Obituary for Luther J. Austin

OBITUARY: KNOXVILLE NEWS-SENTINEL June 16, 1987: LUTHER J. AUSTIN, 88, of Route 2, Huntsville, (Norma community) passed away Sunday afternoon at the Scott County Hospital in Oneida. He was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church, a retired coal miner and a Veteran. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Cora Hatfield Austin of Route 2, Huntsville; eight sons, Kenneth Austin of Norma, Ted Austin of Florence, KY., Luther Austin, Jr., of Knoxville, Robert and Lee Austin, both of Cincinnati, OH., Billy Austin of Dawson Springs, KY., E. Ray Austin of Germany, and Larry Austin of Pioneer; one stepson, Asberry Byrd of LaFollette; two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Lowe of Norma, and Mrs. Jean Driggers of Jesup, GA.; four sisters, Mrs. Olive Ellis and Mrs. Ellen Osborne both of Sparta, Mrs. Mattie Pate of Murfreesboro, and Mrs. Edith Rice of Charlottesville, VA., 32 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren; several niece and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2 P.M. Wednesday at the Antioch Baptist Church with Rev. Finley Hatfield, Rev. Asberry Byrd and Rev. Carlie Duncan officiating. Interment was in the Antioch Cemetery. Martin Funeral Home of LaFollette was in charge of arrangements.