Rev. Dillard Wesley Austin, 86, of Athens, died Wednesday, July 30, 2008, at Grandview Nursing Home in Athens.
He was born in Jackson County and was preceded in death by a son, Roger Lee Austin.
Survivors include his wife, Annie Geneva Duncan Austin, Athens; sons and daughters-in-law, Darrell and Terresa Austin, Savannah, Jerry and Grace Austin, Lexington; daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy Shaw and Ann and David Hutchins, all of Athens, Patsy and Al Smith, Charleston, S.C., and Marie and Gary Lowe, San Diego, Calif.; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 2, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home with the Revs. Dennis Kesler and Terry Hagwood officiating. Burial was in the Grey Hill Cemetery.
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.