Mr. Daniel Erwin Austin, age 72, of Trion, passed away Saturday, January 24, 2009 at his residence.

Mr. Austin was born in LaFayette, Georgia on June 11, 1936, son of the late William C. Austin and Ida Mae Holbrook Austin. He was Self Employed as a carpenter and caretaker for the Christ Church in St. Simon’s Island and was preceded in death by sisters, Ruth Baggett and Marjorie Daffron.

Mr. Austin is survived by his wife, Eunice L. Christopher Austin; Children, Danette Austin Suttles, Angela Austin Copeland (Wesley); Brothers, David Austin(Darlene), and William Chester Austin, Jr.(Helen); Grandchildren, Karmen D. Copeland, Zackery G. Suttles and Kassie M. Suttles; and one Great Grandchild, Sebastian Z. Suttles.

Funeral Services for Mr. Austin will be held Monday, January 26, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. in the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jeffery Mallard officiating. Interment will follow in the Howell Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Zackery Suttles, Roland Christopher, Jeffery Christopher, Michael McCormick, Steven Kannard, and Danny Dooley.

Mr. Austin will be in state at the Mason Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6 until 8 P.M.