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Mary "Daphine" (Thornton) Austin

September 9, 1941 ~ April 12, 2020 (age 78)

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Mrs. Daphine T. Austin, age 78, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2020 at Betsy Johnson Regional Hospital, Dunn, N.C. Her private graveside service will be held Wednesday, April 15th at 2:00 p.m. in Hillcrest Cemetery, Newton Grove, N.C. Rev. Michael Preddy will be officiating the service. 

Left to cherish her memories are her husband; Jerry Austin of the home, sons; Tommy Knuckles and wife Suellen of Meadow, Ricky Knuckles and wife Teresa of Dunn, step children: Don Austin and wife Debbie of Newton Grove, William Austin and wife Janice of Newton Grove, Jay Austin and wife Shannon of Newton Grove and Carolyn Parker and husband Ray of Meadow. Also, left to cherish her memories are twelve grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents: Johnnie and Elma Thornton and her brother Sherrill Thornton. 

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. 

Due to the current health concerns the family understands if you are not able to join them for the graveside service. Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated. 

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Services have been entrusted to West & Dunn Funeral Home, Newton Grove, North Carolina.

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Graveside Service
April 15, 2020

2:00 PM
Hillcrest Cemetery
Hobbton Hwy
Newton Grove, NC 28366

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