Ellen Rice Austin

Published 4:08 pm Monday, October 18, 2021

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Mrs. Ellen Rice Austin, 85, of Mocksville, died on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021.
She was born Dec. 4, 1935 in Madison County to Henry J. Rice and Leota Holland Rice. Mrs. Austin was a charter member of Green Meadows Baptist Church. She worked briefly in the Davie County School System and owned her own child care business.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, Samuel Francis Austin Jr.; 2 brothers, Rueben and Bobby Rice; half brothers and sisters, Essie Brown, Lucy Bleak, Avery Rice, Rhea Jackson and Timothy Rice.
Surviving: 2 daughters, Cathy Robertson (Rob) of Advance and Diane Carter (Allen) of Mocksville; a son, Timothy Austin (Kim) of Franklin; grandchildren, Zac, Zeb and Zane Carter, Jack and Jeb Robertson, Scott Carter (Lauren), Erin Davison (Matt), Allyson Austin, Rachel Todd (Michael) and Taylor Austin; great grandchildren, London and Ember Carter, Josie and Beau Davidson, Payton and Eva Carter, Austin, Aiden and Avery Todd and siblings, Esther Johnson, Robert Rice, Mary Rice, J.W. Rice, Joyce Ann Rathbone, Larry Rice, Jerry Rice and Ruth Sprouse.
A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20 at Green Meadows Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastors Josh Greene and James Buchanan officiating. The family will receive friends following the graveside service.
Memorials: Green Meadows Baptist Building Fund.
Condolences: www.hayworth-miller.com.