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Claudia W. Austin

Mrs. Claudia W. Austin, age 87, of 827 Grove Avenue, South Boston died Wednesday, April 10, 2013. 

She was born on May 11, 1925 to the late John F. Wilkins and the late Lucy Turner Wilkins, and she was married to the late H. A. “Dude” Austin. 

Mrs. Austin was a retired bookkeeper for J. E. Burton Construction Co., and was a member of First Baptist Church where she served as a deacon.

Survivors include two sons, Steve Austin and wife Gina of South Boston and Chuck Austin and wife Holly of Wellington, Fla.; five grandchildren, Adam Austin and wife Kristi of Richmond, Elizabeth Austin of Richmond, Jenna Austin of South Boston, Matt Austin and wife Tricia of Orlando, Fla., and Josh Austin and wife Liz, also of Orlando, Fla; four great- grandchildren.  

In addition to her husband and parents, her infant son and her aunt, Janie Turner, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 13, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church with the Reverends Dave Anderson and Susan Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends at Brooks Funeral Home Friday, April 12, from 7 until 8:30 p.m., and at other times at the home of Steve and Gina Austin at 827 Grove Avenue in South Boston.

The family requests that those wishing to give memorials consider the Halifax County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 1891, Halifax, VA 24558, or First Baptist Church, 815 N Main Street, South Boston, VA 24592.

Online condolences may be sent to www.brooksfhinc.com