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Bessie M. Austin (4-19-20)

Bessie M. Austin, 95, of Savannah, died Sunday, April 19.
She was born in Hardin County, the daughter of the late Frank Eldridge and Etta Elizabeth Tanner Pinson. She was united in marriage to Clyde Austin, who preceded his wife in death.
Mrs. Austin was a retired factory worker. She was a very active member of Graham United Methodist Church in Savannah. She loved her church and her church family and was currently the oldest member in their congregation.
She is survived by her children, Helen Walker, Carolyn Cornelius, Freeda Davis, and Jerry Austin, all of Savannah; five grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; nine great, great grandchildren; her brother, Joe Pinson of Savannah; and a host of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Frances Hill, Catherine Paulk, and Carrie Hughes; her brothers, James Pinson, and Sammie Pinson; and one grandson.