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Charles Hugh Austin, 94, Jamestown

Charles Hugh Austin, of Jamestown, passed from this life on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, at Summit Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation.  He was 94 years of age.

Hugh was born July 3, 1929, in Bryantsville, son of the late Walter and Della Wilham Austin.  He was a retired Master Sergeant of the United States Air Force, serving his country over 21 years.  Hugh was a member of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church and a member of the Hood Lodge #839 of Free and Accepted Masons, since 1974.   He was a huge NASCAR fan and always enjoyed family reunions.

He is survived by his sons, Phillip (and Veronica) Austin and Greg Austin, both of Russell Springs; his daughters, Marilyn Stafford, of Liberty, Dianna (and Greg) Stapp, of Russell Springs, Jo Ann (and Bill) Braun, of Red Bud, Illinois, and Charlene (and Otis) Skaggs, of Russell Springs; his brother, Phillip (and Danette) Austin, of North Carolina; his sisters, Alice (and Thomas) Jefferies, of Virginia, and Carolyn Gier, of Scottsville; eleven grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents, Hugh is preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Ruth Pfaff Austin; his son, Ronald Charles Austin; his son-in-law, Mark Stafford; his brothers, Gwen Austin and Royce Austin; his sisters, Wilmith Hall and Evelyn Rich; and his granddaughter, April Dawn Austin.

Funeral services are 12 noon, CST, Saturday, October 14, 2023, at Bernard Funeral Home, with Bro. Greg Wade officiating.  Interment will follow in Thomastown Cemetery.  Military Honors will be conducted by the D.A.V. Chapter 51 Honor Guard.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. CST, Friday, October 13, 2023, at Bernard Funeral Home.  Masonic Rites will be conducted by the Hood Lodge #839 F & AM, at 7:00 p.m., CST, Friday evening.  Visitation will resume after 7:30 a.m. CST, Saturday, until time for services.

Pallbearers are Kayden Garner, Keaton Garner, Lee Brandon Braun, Anthony Braun, William Kemp, Brandon Garner, Brian Barnes, and Sam Baker.

Kobi Stapp and Raylee Wheeler will be honorary pallbearers.

Arrangements for Mr. Charles Hugh Austin are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home.  An online guestbook is available at

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