Stella Virginia Austin, daughter of the late Auther and Dicie Wilkie Baxley was born Nov. 7, 1929, in Leachville, Ark., and passed away Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at Heritage Gardens of Senath in Senath, Mo., at the age of 81.
On Feb. 12, 1949, in Lake City, Ark., she married Burneal Austin, who preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 2005. She was also preceded in death by one brother and one sister, Elizabeth Broughten.
Survivors include one son, Ronnie Austin and daughter-in-law, Debbie, of Senath; one daughter, Wilma Motes and husband, Johney, of Baldwyn, Miss.; one brother, Bud Baxley, of Dardanelle, Ark.; two sisters, Nadine Hiser, of Leachville and Estelle Hammons, of Watervliet, Mich.; three grandchildren, John Austin, Dennis Minton and Alex Steward; two great-grandchildren, Veronica Minton and Levi Minton, and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15, at McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Senath with Rev. Andy Smith officiating.
Burial was in the Senath Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Michael Steward, Alex Steward, Larry West, Tommy Hufford, David Webb and Dennis Minton.