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Craig Austin

March 3, 1943 ~ February 10, 2020 (age 76)


Craig Austin, 76, of Oakboro, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Monday, February 10, 2020 at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Cedar Grove United Methodist Church. Rev. Mary Hatley and Rev. Marilyn Wooten will officiate and burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00PM at Edwards Funeral Home in Norwood.

Mr. Austin was born on March 3, 1943 in Stanly County to the late Clarence and Vena Mauldin Austin. He was a graduate of New London High School and a member at Cedar Grove United Methodist Church. He retired from Uwharrie Bank after 26 years of employment as the head of the collections department.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Loretta Russell.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Ann Smith Austin of the home; his daughters: Kelli Hartsell (Lee) of Concord, Tara Morton (Phillip) of Oakboro, and Lynette Foster of Albemarle; and five grandchildren: Weston, Lainey, Ashton, Garrett, and Tyler.

The family requests memorials to be made to Cedar Grove UMC Mens Club:  9029 Cottonville Road Norwood NC 28128.

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February 14, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Edwards Funeral Homes
120 College Street
Norwood, NC 28128

Funeral Service
February 15, 2020

11:00 AM
Cedar Grove United Methodist Church
9029 Cottonville Road
Norwood, NC 28128

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