Col. L. D. Austin, born in Mecklenberg County Courthouse, Albemarle Co., Virginia, Nov 27, 1793. He moved to North Carolina in 1814 and died at the residence of his son, Dr. D. N. Austin in Ft. Valley, Ga, Feb 6, 1871.
He professed religion and joined the Methodist Church in early life, and continued a member, without reproach till the day of his death. For more than forty years he was class leader, steward and superintendent of Sunday-schools, faithful in each and efficient in all. He was the constant friend of the church, loved the society of it's ministers, delighted to entertain them and do them honor. It was his pleasure to have something to do, and to bear for his Master and his cause. Having a strong natural mind, well stored with sound knowledge and a heart full of the love of Jesus, he was eminently qualified for the duties of life. He served his generation in state as well as in church filling many offices of trust with great acceptability. Through a long life, he maintined the character of an honest man and a blameless Christian. He met the obligations and responsibilities of life promptly.
As father, husband, neighbor, citizen and friend, he was ever faithful and true. His last illness was protracted and painful; but he bore it with Christian fortitude and pious resignation. He was upright in life, and peaceful in death.
R. F B.
The many friends in Fort Valley of Mr. and Mrs. J. Sidney McMillan, of Eustis, Fla., formerly of Fort Valley, received the news Monday, regretfully, of the sudden death of Mrs. McMillan in a Eustis hospital where she had been for a few weeks following a fall. In the accident which happened on a wet pavement, Mrs. McMillan suffered a broken limb. Her death was due, however, to coronary thrombosis and occurred at 12:10 o'clock Monday.
Funeral service and interment took place Wednesday morning in Eustis.
The immediate surviving family includes her husband, J. Sidney McMillan; two daughters, and a son. Two grandchildren and other relatives survive.