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Helen G. Austin

d. June 13, 2021


Helen G. Austin, age 94, passed away Sunday, June 13, 2021 at Valley Health Care Center, Chilhowie, Va.

Helen Austin was a selfless lady. She loved her family, her community and was so thankful for the Lord's blessings in her life. Helen was in food services for the Smyth County schools and the Smyth County Hospital for over 30 years. She was the dietician for the Cedars Baptist Camp and the CCC Camp for many years. She volunteered for over 40 years with the Hospital Auxiliary as a Pink Lady. Helen was also the friendly voice on the other end of the phone for the Salvation Army, where she was a help to many. Marion Baptist Church held a special place in her heart as she was a long time member. She held many positions in the church, among those was a staple singer in the Joyful Noise Choir. Her sense of humor, encouraging way, and loving personality will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 26 years, Charles Rex Austin; parents, J. Howard Greene and Mary Broyles Greene; infant son, Charles Ronald Austin; brothers, Sherrill Greene and wife, Sylvia, and Hank Greene.

Helen is survived by her daughters, Renee Peduto and husband, Ed of Bristol,

N. H., Reginia Bowman and husband, Tom, of Virginia Beach, Va. and Ramona Miller and husband, Ron of Wellton, Az.; sister, Belle Morrell and husband, Ray; sister-in-law, Mary Greene; grandchildren, Chad Peduto and wife, Kristina, Trinley Glaude and husband, Corey, Joshua Bowman and wife, Ashleigh; great-grandchildren, Chase Glaude, Connor Glaude, Eddie Peduto and Penelope Jayd Bowman; several nieces and nephews.

Special thank you to the staff at Valley Health Care Center in Chilhowie for the love and care during Helen's time there.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, June 18, 2021 at 8 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Graveside services will be held Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 1 p.m. at Glenwood Shelby Hills Cemetery, 839 Bluff City Hwy., Bristol, TN 37620. The family will receive friends Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Funeral services and Graveside services will be live streamed on Seaver-Brown's Facebook page.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Marion Baptist Church – Endowment Fund, Attn: Treasurer, 1258 North Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354, or the Kazim Shriners, 628 West Campbell Avenue, Roanoke, Va. 24016

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Service Schedule

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Friday, June 18, 2021

6:00 - 8:00 pm

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Funeral Service

Friday, June 18, 2021

Starts at 8:00 pm

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Graveside Service

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm

Glenwood Shelby Hills Cemetery

839 Bluff City Hwy, Bristol, TN 37620

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