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Celebrating the life of
Elizabeth H. Austin
November 29, 1933 - November 23, 2018
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Memorial Graveside Service
  • 10:00am - Monday, December 24, 2018
  • Bonaventure Cemetery
  • 330 Bonaventure Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

  • 912-651-6843

So sorry for your loss. Our sympathy to the Family. May God give you the ‘power beyond what is normal’ to go from one day to the next. 2 Corinthians 4:7

RH, Queens, N.Y.

My thoughts and prayers going to the Austin family. I enjoyed hiking with Dede and others in Highlands. Jim Whitehurst was the hike leader. Paul Thompson

Paul Thompson , Hilton Head Island, SC

My deepest condolences for your family's loss. May your fond memories of Dede as a loving wife, mom, grandma, and sister get you through the hard times. "Remember the days of old."- Deuteromomy 32:7

B.B, , Ga

To the family, please take comfort in Jesus Christ words “there will be a resurrection and sickness and death will be gone forever.” John 5:28,29;Rev.21:4 For more comforting words, please visit: JW.ORG

, ,

My sincere condolences to the family. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure in your heart and it lives forever.  May the wonderful treasures fill your hearts with love and bring you peace. Revelation 21:3,4

KC, Loganville , GA

Kay & I will never forget the fun visit with Dede in Savannah and the good times we shared with her on many hikes with the Over-the-Hill gang in Highlands. She was a wonderful person and i know you will all miss her.

Edwin Poole, Chartlootesville, Virginia

I have many fond memories of Aunt Dede from my youth in Highlands - going on hikes to picking raspberries. I'm sorry for your loss.

Gardner Sherrill, Bradenton, Fl

Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of Dede. I knew Dede through the Garden Club of America meetings in Zone Vlll. I was able to visit her after the accident the year Lili Outzs and I were at a Zone meeting in Savannah. We admired Dede for her many talents and accomplishments. I also remember one time in Highlands she let my husband and I pick of raspberries at the house in Highlands. A real treat. My thoughts and prayers are all of the family. Ann C Cabaniss, Athens, GA

Ann Cabaniss, Athens, GA

We knew and admired Dede both in Savannah and Highlands, And treasure the memories. We have all lost a dear and devoted friend Barbara & John Roberts

Barbara & John Roberts, Highlands & Savannah,

I have such wonderful memories of Dede, such a wonderful & beautiful woman in so many ways. Please accept my heartfelt sadness for your loss.

Helen Moore, Highlands, NC

To the family of Elizabeth Austin, may you find comfort in knowing that Jehovah God hates death; he views it as enemy. (1Corinthians 15:26) He has a longing to conquer that enemy, to undo death by means of the resurrection. He yearns to bring back those who are in his memory, so that we can see them again. Job 14:14,15.

Willie, Loganville, Ga

I'm sorry for your loss may you find comfort in the Bible at 2cor 1:3$4

Jean jw.org, Loganville , Ga

My condolences to the Austin family for the loss of your dear loved one. During this most difficult time, may your hearts be comforted by Jehovah God's promise to "swallow up death forever, and to wipe away the tears from all faces."(Isaiah 25:8) Also, during the days to come, may Miss Dede's sweet memories fill your hearts with joy and peace.

Thomas, Snellville, Ga.

I shall always remember Dede with deep affection. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. Affectionately, Gay

Gay Kattel, Highlands, NC

Oh I loved Dede. We became close friends at Sweet Briar.. Seeing her several years ago in her bed in the lovely living room with her very special husband right there, was beautiful. I have thought of her often, and how she was being cared for, so lovingly. Love to you,Larry, and all of your offspring. I am sad. But I guess the real sadness was the accident years ago. Or maybe it is now. Emily

Emily Slingluff, Virginia Beach, VA

You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Karon and Rick Meyer , Savannah, GA

You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Karon and Rick Meyer , Savannah, GA

You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Karon and Rick Meyer , Savannah, GA

My condolences to the family I am sorry for your loss but there is hope that we will see our love ones again please read John 5:28,29 this scripture will give you strength and comfort, again I am sorry for your loss.

Cooper, Savannah , Ga

PLEASE ACCEPT OUR HEARTFELT SYMPATHY AND OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.

DIANE AND MICHAEL LEVINE, WINTER PARK/HIGHLANDS,

I'm so sorry for your loss. Death is not something that was intended to be experienced by humans. The bible holds out a beautiful promise of a ressurection at John 5:28,29. We can see our loved ones again very soon. I hope this scripture brings you some comfort as it has done for me in the past when I experienced loss. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject and so much more.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

On behave of the Laurel Garden Club in Highlands, N.C. We offer our sincere condolences to the family of DeDe . God bless you all during this sad time. Sincerely, Virginia Campbell, corresponding secretary

, ,

Thanks to a wonderful family who made Highlands a better place. Will always remember the good times and gardening interests from such a gracious lady. Barbara

Barbara. Edtes, Asheville, NC

Thanks to a wonderful family who made Highlands a better place. Will always remember the good times and gardening interests from such a gracious lady. Barbara

Barbara. Edtes, Asheville, NC

What happy garden club memories we have shared. Always a lady with wonderful humor. A bright light wherever she went. What a gift she was to all who knew and loved her. Love and devotion to her family. Dollie Cardwell Swanson

Dollie Cardwell Swanson, Highlands, , NC

My thoughts and prayers are for each of you! I had such fond memories of her and staying over on a weekend night with Lisa. She was a wonderful mother and wife and I respected her so much. May she live on in glory with her Lord Jesus Christ always remembering you all will be reunited again for eternity..

Sally Lufburrow, Savannah , Georgia

Elizabeth H. Austin, 84, died gracefully Friday, November 23, 2018 surrounded by her adoring family after a long and very energetic life.  Dede, as she was known to all, was born in Savannah, GA on November 29, 1933 to Louise Heyward Lynah Harrison and Joseph Huger Harrison.

Dede attended Pape School in Savannah before transferring to and graduating from Fox Hollow School in Lenox, Massachusetts. From there she attended Sweet Briar College in Virginia.  Dede met her husband of 65 years, Lawrence M. Austin.  They were married in 1953 in Savannah, then moved to Boston, then New Port while Larry served in the Navy.

In 1954, the couple moved back to Savannah, and Dede never stopped being involved in the community both socially and as a tireless volunteer.  Dede was active in the Junior League, Married Womens, Colonial Dames, Trustees Garden Club, and the Laurel Garden Club in Highlands, NC.  As an active volunteer, Dede served on the Savannah Park and Tree Commission, the Board of Gould Cottage, Telfair Museum, Christ Church Alter Guild and Telfair Hospital Board of Directresses and The Juliet Gordon Low Girl Scouts.

Dede loved being active all of her life from summer camp at Merriwood in NC to Camp Mosslake in NY to Valley Ranch, Wyoming. Passing on her love of the outdoors and the land she loved in Bluffton, Fife Plantation, and her beloved Highlands, NC. Tennis, gardening, crabbing, hiking, hunting, flower arranging the list goes on and on. Her love of horticulture led her to become a very respected flower judge for The Garden Club of America. But mostly, Dede adored her grandchildren and showed up to every tennis match, soccer game, lacrosse, basketball game she could.

Dede is survived by her husband, Lawrence (Larry) M. Austin. Her children, Elizabeth (Lisa) Austin Dailey, Lawrence (Larry) M. Austin, Jr. and wife Samantha, James (Jim) K. Austin and wife Carol.  Her six grandchildren: Austin M. Dailey and wife Kayla, Elizabeth G. Austin, Margaret Austin Gross and husband, Ben, Caroline B. Dailey, James K. Austin and John B. Austin. She is survived by her two brothers, Robert L. Harrison and Joseph H. Harrison Jr.

Dede and her family wish to express their heartfelt appreciation to all her faithful caregivers of the last seven years for their loving devotion and expert care under the guidance of her loving daughter-in-law, Carol. And to all of her loyal friends that lovingly supported her with countless visits, flowers, and friendship.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests remembrances be made in her memory to: Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust, Colonial Dames, Garden Club of America, and The
Georgia Conservancy.

A service in her memory will be announced at a later date.

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So sorry for your loss. Our sympathy to the Family. May God give you the ‘power beyond what is normal’ to go from one day to the next. 2 Corinthians 4:7

RH, Queens, N.Y.

My thoughts and prayers going to the Austin family. I enjoyed hiking with Dede and others in Highlands. Jim Whitehurst was the hike leader. Paul Thompson

Paul Thompson , Hilton Head Island, SC

My deepest condolences for your family's loss. May your fond memories of Dede as a loving wife, mom, grandma, and sister get you through the hard times. "Remember the days of old."- Deuteromomy 32:7

B.B, , Ga

To the family, please take comfort in Jesus Christ words “there will be a resurrection and sickness and death will be gone forever.” John 5:28,29;Rev.21:4 For more comforting words, please visit: JW.ORG

, ,

My sincere condolences to the family. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure in your heart and it lives forever.  May the wonderful treasures fill your hearts with love and bring you peace. Revelation 21:3,4

KC, Loganville , GA

Kay & I will never forget the fun visit with Dede in Savannah and the good times we shared with her on many hikes with the Over-the-Hill gang in Highlands. She was a wonderful person and i know you will all miss her.

Edwin Poole, Chartlootesville, Virginia

I have many fond memories of Aunt Dede from my youth in Highlands - going on hikes to picking raspberries. I'm sorry for your loss.

Gardner Sherrill, Bradenton, Fl

Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of Dede. I knew Dede through the Garden Club of America meetings in Zone Vlll. I was able to visit her after the accident the year Lili Outzs and I were at a Zone meeting in Savannah. We admired Dede for her many talents and accomplishments. I also remember one time in Highlands she let my husband and I pick of raspberries at the house in Highlands. A real treat. My thoughts and prayers are all of the family. Ann C Cabaniss, Athens, GA

Ann Cabaniss, Athens, GA

We knew and admired Dede both in Savannah and Highlands, And treasure the memories. We have all lost a dear and devoted friend Barbara & John Roberts

Barbara & John Roberts, Highlands & Savannah,

I have such wonderful memories of Dede, such a wonderful & beautiful woman in so many ways. Please accept my heartfelt sadness for your loss.

Helen Moore, Highlands, NC

Candle tribute lit by Virginia Talbot — North Carolina

To the family of Elizabeth Austin, may you find comfort in knowing that Jehovah God hates death; he views it as enemy. (1Corinthians 15:26) He has a longing to conquer that enemy, to undo death by means of the resurrection. He yearns to bring back those who are in his memory, so that we can see them again. Job 14:14,15.

Willie, Loganville, Ga

I'm sorry for your loss may you find comfort in the Bible at 2cor 1:3$4

Jean jw.org, Loganville , Ga

My condolences to the Austin family for the loss of your dear loved one. During this most difficult time, may your hearts be comforted by Jehovah God's promise to "swallow up death forever, and to wipe away the tears from all faces."(Isaiah 25:8) Also, during the days to come, may Miss Dede's sweet memories fill your hearts with joy and peace.

Thomas, Snellville, Ga.

I shall always remember Dede with deep affection. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. Affectionately, Gay

Gay Kattel, Highlands, NC

Oh I loved Dede. We became close friends at Sweet Briar.. Seeing her several years ago in her bed in the lovely living room with her very special husband right there, was beautiful. I have thought of her often, and how she was being cared for, so lovingly. Love to you,Larry, and all of your offspring. I am sad. But I guess the real sadness was the accident years ago. Or maybe it is now. Emily

Emily Slingluff, Virginia Beach, VA

You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Karon and Rick Meyer , Savannah, GA

You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Karon and Rick Meyer , Savannah, GA

You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Karon and Rick Meyer , Savannah, GA

My condolences to the family I am sorry for your loss but there is hope that we will see our love ones again please read John 5:28,29 this scripture will give you strength and comfort, again I am sorry for your loss.

Cooper, Savannah , Ga

PLEASE ACCEPT OUR HEARTFELT SYMPATHY AND OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.

DIANE AND MICHAEL LEVINE, WINTER PARK/HIGHLANDS,

I'm so sorry for your loss. Death is not something that was intended to be experienced by humans. The bible holds out a beautiful promise of a ressurection at John 5:28,29. We can see our loved ones again very soon. I hope this scripture brings you some comfort as it has done for me in the past when I experienced loss. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject and so much more.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

On behave of the Laurel Garden Club in Highlands, N.C. We offer our sincere condolences to the family of DeDe . God bless you all during this sad time. Sincerely, Virginia Campbell, corresponding secretary

, ,

Thanks to a wonderful family who made Highlands a better place. Will always remember the good times and gardening interests from such a gracious lady. Barbara

Barbara. Edtes, Asheville, NC

Thanks to a wonderful family who made Highlands a better place. Will always remember the good times and gardening interests from such a gracious lady. Barbara

Barbara. Edtes, Asheville, NC

What happy garden club memories we have shared. Always a lady with wonderful humor. A bright light wherever she went. What a gift she was to all who knew and loved her. Love and devotion to her family. Dollie Cardwell Swanson

Dollie Cardwell Swanson, Highlands, , NC

Candle tribute lit by Lysa — Georgia

My thoughts and prayers are for each of you! I had such fond memories of her and staying over on a weekend night with Lisa. She was a wonderful mother and wife and I respected her so much. May she live on in glory with her Lord Jesus Christ always remembering you all will be reunited again for eternity..

Sally Lufburrow, Savannah , Georgia


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