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Posted: February 8, 2018 3:33 p.m.
Updated: February 9, 2018 1:00 a.m.

A funeral service for Doris Magdalene Bowers Austin, 87, of Kershaw, was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, in the sanctuary of Abney Baptist Church. The Revs. Scott Robinson and Larry Plyler and Mr. David Crosby conducted the service. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Austin died Sunday, Feb. 4, at KershawHealth, Camden. Born in Kershaw, she was a daughter of the late William Jessie Bowers and Ethel Mae Horton Bowers. She retired from the Kendall Company. Mrs. Austin was a faithful member of Abney Baptist Church, where she was a former Sunday school teacher and a GA Leader, served on the hostess committee and sang in the choir. She also enjoyed crocheting and working in her yard and flower gardens.

She is survived by her loving husband, J.V. Austin of the home; 5 daughters, Barbara A. (Kenneth) Wallace of Camden, Deborah A. (James “Jimmy”) Willis, Donna A. (John) Green, both of Kershaw, Sherry A. (David) Crosby of Swansea and Robin A. (Mark) Wolfe of Kershaw; 8 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and her sister, Patricia Barco of Floral City, FL. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 3 grandchildren, a brother and a sister.

Memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Austin may be made to Abney Baptist Church, 5180 Bethune Rd., Kershaw, SC 29067.

Baker Funeral Home served the family of Mrs. Austin.


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