Retha Jewel Spencer Austin, 86, of Walnut died Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at home. She was born July 26, 1926 to I.N. and Hattie Maricle Spencer. She was a homemaker and member of Union Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 am Friday, December 14, 2012 at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Walnut with Bro. Jackie Spencer, Bro. Trent Nethery and Bro. Trent Spencer officiating. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery.
She is survived by nine daughters, Patsy Farris, Janice Austin Hamblin, & Joyce Perrin all of Corinth, Peggy Guy, Bettye Akins, & Judy Spencer all of Booneville, Wanda Love of Simpsonville, KY, Linda Trimm of Kossuth, and Kathy Conaway of Theo; two sons, J.R. Austin of Jumpertown and Kevin Austin of Bells, TN; seventeen grandchildren; and twenty three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Austin; six sisters; and seven brothers.
Grandsons will be pallbearers.
Visitation will begin at 6:00 pm Wednesday and continue until service time on Friday. Visitation will be at the church.