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Barbara Joyce McGovern Austin

September 15, 1937 ~ December 19, 2021 (age 84)


Barbara Joyce McGovern Austin, born September 15, 1937, in Ruskin, Florida to the late Thomas J. and Maude Conley McGovern departed this life on Sunday, December 19, 2021, at 84 years of age, in hospice care in Macon, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Christine McGovern, Estelle Boone, Lucy Jones, Lola Music, and her half-brothers and sisters, Lonnie, Willie, Terry, Hubert, Walt, and Dave McGovern, Ann Laura Crosby, and Fannie Geiger. She leaves behind, Brothers-in-Law; Charles Boone and James Jones, as well as several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at 11:00AM, at Reedy Branch Baptist Church Cemetery with her nephew, Lawton Steven Music officiating. The family will receive friends after the graveside service at Reedy Branch Baptist Church Cemetery.

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Sims Funeral Home, Douglas, GA is in charge of arrangements.

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Graveside Service
December 22, 2021

11:00 AM
Reedy Branch Baptist Church Cemetery (Reedy Branch Baptist Church Cemetery)

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