Gloria Hinton Austin of Moundville died April 2, 2015 after a brief illness at home. Services will be held on Wednesday April 8, 2015 at 11:00am at Moundville United Methodist Church with Rev. Tom Terry and Rev. Bill Curtain officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery with Magnolia Chapel South directing.
Gloria was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years William (Bill) L. Austin, her daughter Jane Austin Lavender, her parents Harry Lee and Annie Hinton, her sister Mary Radford, Helen Shamblin, Carol Hallford and her brothers Malcolm and Milton Hinton.
Survivors include her son William Maxwell Austin and daughter Anne Austin Dorrough, six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Gloria was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She graduated from Tuscaloosa County High School and married Bill Austin in 1944. They moved to Birmingham in 1953 and lived there for nine years where they were members of All Saint's Episcopal Church. In 1962 they purchased Moundville Motor Company, moved to Moundville, Alabama where Gloria worked as bookkeeper until her retirement.
Gloria was an active member of Moundville United Methodist Church for many years after moving to Moundville.
The family would like to thank Geraldine Bishop for her loving care and friendship in the last years of Gloria's life.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials to Moundville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 35 Moundville, Alabama 35474.
Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Moundville United Methodist Church