John Austin Jr.

John Austin Jr., 74, a Verdunville native and Franklin resident, died Sept. 30 at his residence.

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

Austin is survived by five sons, John Austin III and James Austin, both of Verdunville, Rufus Austin of Tampa, Fla., Phillip Austin of Patterson and Vinnie Austin of Mobile, Ala.; six daughters, Martha Bordelon, Ophelia McClarity, Yvonne Menson and Audrey Calhoun, all of Verdunville, Alisha Kemp of Franklin and Trisha Mingo of Patterson; one brother, Gilbert Austin of Verdunville; six sisters, Cassie Grayson of Arkansas, Florence Eugene of Houston, Theresa VanBuren of Patterson, Fannie Colbert of New Orleans, Rosa Hawkins of Verdunville and Linda Boutta of Houston; 40 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

Jones Funeral Home in Franklin is in charge of arrangements.

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