Posted: Thursday, June 26, 2008 12:04 pm
The Messenger. 06.25.08 Mable Ellen (Austin) Quillin, 88, of Union City died June 23, 2008, at 8:36 a.m. at Tallahassee (Fla.) Memorial Hospital. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Dilday Funeral Home in Union City, with the Rev. Jerry Leggett officiating. Burial will follow in East View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Frank Johnson, Ray Burden, Roger Alexander, Billy Reese, Bill Burkett and Charles Whitby. Honorary pallbearers will be Red and Shirley Reese, Sherry Naylor and Regina Hendon. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from noon until the hour of services. The family requests that memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis or the American Cancer Society. She was born Feb. 21, 1920, in Obion County, daughter of the late Thomas Elbert and Gracie Mae (Payne) Austin. She was the widow of Charlie Cleo Quillin. They married Oct. 8, 1938. He died May 13, 1977. She was a self-employed interior decorator who had also been employed at the former Sterling Furniture and at The Furniture Barn, both in Union City. She was a member of Union City First Baptist Church and Union City Chapter 165 Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Wanda Quillin of Union City and Tom and Cindy Quillin of Tallahassee, Fla.; five grandchildren, Cristina Sue Hebreard of Bolingbrook, Ill., Kimberly Ann Quillin and Kelly Nichole Wilson, both of Tallahassee, Penny Cunningham of Troy and Larry H. Mitchell Jr. of Hornbeak; and eight great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Thomas Henry Austin. To leave messages of condolence for the family, visit the funeral home Web site at www.dilday.com.