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Doris Marie Herring Austin

Rison, AR, 1928 - 2021

Doris Marie Herring Austin, 93, of the Pleasant Ridge Community died Tuesday, December 28, 2021.
She was born January 24, 1928, in the Herbine Community to Daniel Fitzhugh and Mabel Sandine Herring. She married William Ray Austin June 12, 1948. Mr. Austin died in May of 1965.
Earlier in life, Mrs. Austin was very active in church, school, social, civic, community, and county affairs. She was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Missionary Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school and other Christian studies for many years.
Mrs. Austin was a promoter of education and worked in public schools for 41 years, retiring in 2009 at the age of 81. After retirement, she visited with residents of nursing homes on a regular basis.
Survivors include one son, William Dana Austin; one daughter, Katherine Rebecca Austin Jayne and husband Tom; one grandson, Daniel Austin and wife Jane-Marie; one great-granddaughter, Bethany Grace Austin; one sister, Ruby Willis; many nieces, nephews, and friends.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Pleasant Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, Matt Teague, Treasurer, 151 McKnight Dr., Monticello Ark., 71655, or Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth Ranches, PO Box 3964, Batesville, Ark., 72503.

Published December 30, 2021

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