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Patricia Sue Austin, 73
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McMinnville resident and Grundy County native, Patricia Sue Austin, 73, was born Dec. 16, 1948 and died Oct. 5, 2022 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro following an extended illness.           

A homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church, she was the daughter of the late Lewis Gordan and Tiny Bouldin Roberts, Sr.  She was married to Gerald C. Austin of McMinnville on Feb. 23, 1968. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brother, Lewis Gordon Roberts, Jr.; and two sisters, Lena Mae Roberts and Betty June Roberts.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Austin is survived by three children and spouses, Tina and Jason Rowland of McMinnville, Michelle and Stephen Roberts of Altamont, Tenn. and Allison and Daniel Ocmand of Perry, Ga.; six grandchildren and spouse, Meagan and Joshua Treadway, Hannah Beth Rowland, Miles Gross and Jayden and Mackenzie and Olivia Ocmand; two great-grandchildren, Naomi and Ezra Treadway; one great-grandson, Treadway on the way and several nieces and nephews.

Per Mrs. Austin’s wishes she will be cremated. There will be no service or visitation at High Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Meals on Wheels.

Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home and High’s Cremations, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard 

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Oct. 7, 2022