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Alma Geneva Austin, 85
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Mrs. Alma Geneva Austin, 85, of McMinnville died Thursday, Oct. 14, at Ascension St. Thomas River Park Hospital. 

She was born Aug. 17, 1936, in Warren County, was a homemaker, and a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. She enjoyed artistry work including drawing and painting, loved music of every genre, and was talented in creative poetry writing. Mrs. Austin was preceded in death by her parents Arry and Alma Wood Youngblood, husband Donald Odean Austin, and brothers Ernest Wayne (Anita) Youngblood, James Larry Youngblood, and Arry “Jack” (Faye) Youngblood Jr.

Survivors include her son Don E. Austin and his wife Teresa, daughter Patricia Hitchcock and her husband Gregory, brothers David (Gail) Youngblood and Billy Joe (Carolyn) Youngblood, grandchildren Brittany Lane Austin and Allison Lorene Hitchcock, honorary grandchildren Alan Northcutt and Lee Northcutt, as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

Graveside service and interment were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Mt. View Cemetery. Bro. Harlen Simmons and Alan Northcutt officiated. There will be no public visitation at the funeral home. Mrs. Austin’s wish was to invite family and friends to meet and attend the graveside service to express their love. Her family is lovingly honoring her request. Online condolences may be made at

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Oct. 17, 2021