Obituaries 9-28-2007

John L. Austin, Jr.

Mr. John L. Austin, Jr., of Forest Park, formerly of Winder, Ga., passed away Sept. 26, 2007. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Loretta Austin; daughter, Nancy and John Plowman, of Luthersville; sons, John and Lynn Austin III, of Stockbridge; Charles D. and Sheila Austin, of Jonesboro; Rev. Ricky and Faith Austin, of Friendswood, Texas; Jeff Austin, of Forest Park; brother, Charles T. and Betty Austin, of Stone Mountain; 17 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and 4 nieces. John was preceded in death by his parents John L. and Pearl Austin, and sister, Annie Lou Lord, of Winder.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 29, at noon in the funeral home chapel. Reverend Ricky Austin will officiate. Interment will be at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens, with Forest Park Masonic Lodge in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to Rock Springs Baptist Church, 5900 Reynolds Road, Morrow, Ga. 30260. Family will receive friends Friday, 6-8 p.m., at Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors, Morrow, Georgia, (770) 961-2828.