Anita Owens Austell

September 12, 2018
Anita Owens Austell

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Anita Owens Austell, 93, of Hendersonville passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2018.

She was a native of Greenville, SC and a resident of Henderson County for 64 years.

Anita was a daughter of the late George and Annie Hart Owens and the wife of the late Thomas M. “Bud” Austell, who died in 1987. She was also preceded in death by Amy a twin daughter who was stillborn.

She was a graduate of Furman University with a major in Music and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Hendersonville.
Anita is survived by her son, Forrest Austell and wife, Kim Silfven, of South Haven, MI; daughter, Carey Morley and husband, Steve, of Hendersonville; grandchildren, Connor and Skylar Austell, of South Haven, MI; brother, Dan Owens and wife, Carole, of Taylors, SC; sister, Judy Tomlin of Greenville, SC; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 2:00pm Sunday, September 30, 2018 in the First United Methodist Church of Hendersonville with Rev. Jean Goodwin officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731, or First United Methodist Church of Hendersonville, 204 6th Ave. W., Hendersonville, NC 28739.


Sunday, September 30, 2018
2:00 PM

Hendersonville First United Methodist Church - Directions
204 6th Avenue West
Hendersonville, NC 28739

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  • September 20, 2018
    gc says:
    My sincere condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort give you the comfort you need to endure this difficult time and the days ahead (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

  • September 25, 2018
    Malissa Stakias Booth says:
    Our deepest sympathies to Forest from your HHS Class of 1973 classmates and to your entire family.

  • September 26, 2018
    Lynn Ward Hollis says:
    So sorry for your family's loss. Forrest I remember your mother both when we attended school events and church events. She was a lovely lady.

  • September 26, 2018
    Lynn Jones says:
    To Forrest and Family, what a wonderful person we knew in your mother. I am glad I got to know her better through our time at church. We were all blessed to have known her.

  • September 28, 2018
    The Floods says:
    I only met your mother once, many years ago, but can see her vitality and love of life in you! Where did all the years go? We are so sorry for your loss and our thoughts, hugs and prayers are with you. Wish we could be at the funeral to hear Conner play. Love to you all.