Ray Austin (5-18-17) service 5-23-17

Elvin “Ray” Austin, 69, of Savannah, died on Thursday, May 18, in Jackson, Tennessee.
He was born in Hardin County,  the son of the late Clarence and Rachel Ellen Qualls Austin.
Mr. Austin retired from Bevis Sawmill. He also had worked for a service station while living in Fairview, Tennessee.  He attended Savannah Foursquare Church.   
He is survived by his children, Lisa Gail Cummings, Johnny Ray Austin and Tammy Renay Austin, all of Savannah; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four sisters, Elizabeth Lambert of Savannah, Sue Martin of Sardis, Eva Cotner of Counce and Deborah Morey of Sardis.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers, Hubbert, Junior, Wilbern, Curtis, Robert and Willie Austin; and two sisters, Bernice Bretherick and Wilma Lambert.
Services were held on Tuesday, May 23, at 3 p.m., at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Savannah with Chad Balentine officiating. Burial followed in Hollands Creek Cemetery at Savannah.

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