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Laura (Bratcher) Austin

May 8, 1932 ~ August 19, 2018 (age 86)

Laura Bratcher Austin



Laura Bratcher Austin, 86, of 513 Clement Rd., died Sunday, August 19, 2018 at her residence.

Born in Anderson County, she was the daughter of the late Lewis H. and Effie McCoy Bratcher. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church.

Surviving are: son, Wendell Austin (Kathy) of Belton; daughter, Linda Mansfield of the home; grandchildren, Jonathan Austin, Eric Mansfield (Corrie), Alissia Patterson (Bobby) and Valerie Logan (Bob); great grandchildren, Kayde Mansfield and Luke Logan.

She was preceded in death by: brothers, R.T., Howard and Fred Bratcher; sisters, Margie Bratcher, Katherine Campbell and Vivian Hawkins.

Service will be held 11am Wednesday at Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carroll Plemmons and Rev. Tim Edmonds officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6pm until 8pm at Cox Funeral Home.

The family will be at the residence.

Cox Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


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