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Mary Austin (6-5-20)

Mary Ellen “Maw” Austin, 84, of Savannah, died Friday, June 5.
She was born in Hardin County, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Lester and Lettie Benson Austin. She was united in marriage to Buster Alexander Austin, who preceded in death.
Mrs. Austin had worked for Angelica Mfg. Co. as a machine operator. She attended Bumpus Creek Freewill Baptist Church. She was a volunteer at the Walnut Grove fish fry and attended Walnut Grove Senior Citizens.
She is survived by her children, David Terry Austin of Savannah,  and Sherry Lynn Austin Qualls of Michie, Tennessee; three grandchildren; five great grandchildren,  and her sister, Margie Benson of Savannah.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Jimmy Carroll Austin; one grandchild; four sisters, Edna Austin, Rubene Sweat, Aleta Shelby, and Dolly Austin; and one brother, J. B. Austin.
Services were be held on June 8, at 11 a.m. at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Savannah  with R. L. Qualls officiating. Burial followed in the Hollands Creek Cemetery at Savannah, Tennessee.