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Irene "Duck" (Chaney) Austin
October 19, 1925 ~ October 14, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old
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Irene Chaney Austin, 97, of Brick/Hatton Leighton, Al, passed from this life October 14th, 2023.
Irene was a retired textile worker and a member of Ford City Baptist Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother, who loved to cook and work in her flower gardens.
Funeral services will be on Tuesday, Oct. 17th at Colbert Memorial Chapel at 2:00 pm with visitation beginning at 1:00 pm with burial to follow at Colbert Memorial Gardens. Brother Barry Nichols will be officiating.
She was preceded in death by her parents Monroe Chaney and Lola Mae Matlock Chaney, her husband James Homer Austin, sisters, Lena Isbell, Louise Chaney Terry, and Christine Berryhill Minor, brothers Grady Chaney and Robert “Bob” Chaney and special son-in-law David Bruce Gargis.
She is survived by son Ricky Lenn Austin and wife Donna, of Leighton and daughter Wanda Kay Gargis of Sheffield, sister Loretta Dickerson. She had three grandchildren, Scott Gargis (Tina), Misty Austin Tucker and Cody Austin, seven great-grandchildren, Gabrielle Loustaunau, Paiden Tucker, Ricklen Tucker, Addison Austin, Layla Kate Austin, Jessica Schrimsher, Andrew Schrimsher and one great great-grandson Rashawn Giles.
Pallbearers will be Scott Gargis, Cody Austin, Paiden Tucker, Ricklen Tucker, Andrew Schrimsher, Troy Dickerson, and Steve Dickerson.
Special thanks to Dr Don Heinkle and his staff, caregivers Cathy Affeldt and Donna Austin, also the staff of Aveanna Hospice, Morgan Green, Tracy Sparks, and Taylor Terry for caring so lovingly for our mother.