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35 Duke St.
P.O. Drawer 525
Granite Falls, NC 28630
Phone: (828) 396-3385
Fax: (828) 396-4055
Betty Austin

Betty Jo Austin (Nipp)

Monday, March 3rd, 1941 - Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
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Betty Jo Nipp Austin, age 77, of Granite Falls, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, February 27,2019 at Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory. She was born March 3, 1941 in Lubbock, Texas and was the daughter of the late James and Leona Nipp.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by one sister.

Mrs. Austin was a seamstress and was retired from a bridal shop. She was a member of Church Street Baptist Church in Rhodhiss and enjoyed singing, sewing and cooking. Betty was a member of “Songbird Choir”.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Bobby Austin of the home, a son Rick Ruffner, also of the home and a daughter Norma Ruffner of Hickory. Mrs. Austin is survived by three grandchildren, Teresa Marie Rogers of Nebraska, Eugene Ray Rogers of Nebraska, Johnny Douglas Frazier of Edenton, NC and eight great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a cousin, James A. Nipp of Lubbock, Texas.

The family will receive friends at Mackie Funeral Home on Friday, March 1, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 PM. The Graveside Service will be Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Dudley Shoals Baptist Church Cemetery officiated by Rev. Steve Coonse
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  • Visitation

    Friday, March 1st, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, March 1st, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Mackie Funeral Home
    35 Duke Street
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  • Service

    Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 11:00am
    Graveside Rites
    Dudley Shoals Baptist Church Cemetery
    Rev. Steve Coonse, Jr.
  • Interment

    Dudley Shoals Baptist Church Cemetery
    granite falls, NC 28630


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The Butler Family (Gene, Anita & Christy)

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Praying for your dear family and celebrating the sweet life of your Precious Mother.
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