John Austin Jr., 74, a resident of Franklin and a native of Verdunville, died Friday, September 30, 2011 at his residence.

Visitation will be Saturday, October 8, at Jones Funeral Home in Franklin, from 9 a.m. until funeral at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in the Nazarene Cemetery in Verdunville.

John leaves to cherish his memory five sons, John Austin III and James Austin both of Verdunville, Rufus Austin of Tampa, Florida, Phillip (Stacey) Austin of Patterson and Vinnie Austin of Mobile Alabama; six daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Martha) Bordelon, Ophelia McClarity, Yvonne Menson and Mrs. Danny (Audrey) Calhoun, all of Verdunville, Mrs. Christopher (Alisha) Kemp of Franklin and Mrs. Leo (Trisha) Mingo of Patterson; one brother, Gilbert (Rosie) Austin of Verdunville; six sisters, Mrs. Lee (Cassie) Grayson of Arkansas, Florence Eugene of Houston, Texas, Mrs. Andre (Theresa) VanBuren of Patterson, Fannie Colbert of New Orleans, Mrs. Leroy (Rosa) Hawkins of Verdunville and Linda Boutta of Houston; 40 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends.

Mr. Austin was preceded in death by his parents, John and Rose Austin Sr., and his wife, Shirley Austin.

Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please visit to send condolences to the family.

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