obit7WEBSTER COUNTY, KY - Howard Austin, 93, Sturgis, passed away Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at Methodist Hospital Union County in Morganfield.

He was a retired coal miner from Peabody Coal Co. He was a member of Church of Christ in Sturgis.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mae Hall Austin.

Survivors include one son, Elmer Vernon of Michigan; one foster son, Alex Hall of Sturgis; two sisters, Georgia Villalabos of Gary, Ind., and Flora Sanders of Fowler, Ind.; two brothers, Roscoe Austin of Gary and Giles Austin of Haymond, Ky.; nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis.

Brother Daniel Askew will officiate. Burial will be in Pythian Ridge Cemetery in Sturgis.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Church of Christ in Sturgis.

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