Millie Doris Austin

April 13, 1933November 11, 2021

Millie Doris Austin, age 88, of Norris City, Illinois passed away on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at Enfield Rehab and Healthcare. Doris was born April 13, 1933 in Herald, Illinois the daughter of the late George William and Helen (Weasel) Mobley. She was a Nurse and had worked at Carbondale Memorial Hospital in her early career while her husband Bernard was attending Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She worked in Labor and Delivery and in the Emergency Department at Carmi Township Hospital for several years. She then worked at the Doctors Clinic in Carmi for Dr. Phillip Boren. Doris retired from the Skilled Care Unit at Carmi Township Hospital. Doris and her husband Bernard were instrumental in starting the Norris City Community Ambulance Service.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Bernard Austin, son, David Lee Austin, daughter, Rita Diane Carpenter, grandson, Brian Wesley Barton; and sisters, Jane Porter and Freda Phillips.

Doris is survived by her brother, Ed Mobley and his wife Marcia; children, Gail Barton and her husband Garry, Eric Austin and his wife Kara; and Scott Austin and his wife Dana; grandchildren, Jason Barton and Catherine, Jerrod Barton and his wife Sharla, Rebecca Reynolds and her husband Chris, Andy Carpenter and his wife Sarah, Kyle Austin and Magan; and Nathan and Cade Austin; great-grandchildren, Brianne Douthitt, Jacee Barton, Morgan Warren and her husband Levi, Jaden and Jerra Barton, Austin Reynolds and his wife Kayla, Grace Skaggs, Hannah Yearta and her husband Adam; Drew Carpenter and Oliver Carpenter; Briley, Harper, Declan and Gavin Austin, Mckinley, Mason and Madelyn; great-great grandchildren, Ryder and Reagan Douthitt, Kylie Bradford, Aaliyah Skaggs, Maren Poppy Warren and Hayden Yearta. Many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Visitation will be held 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, November 14, 2021at Campbell Funeral Home, 201 East Main Street, Norris City, Illinois. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, November 15, 2021 at Campbell Funeral Home. Private Burial will be in Powell Cemetery in Norris City.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ditney Ridge Baptist Church for the Enfield Rehab and Care Center Resident Christmas Fund.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Enfield Nursing and Rehab Center for their excellent care over the years.

Eric and Scott would like to thank Gail for her many years of selfless dedication to their mothers care.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Austin family.


  • Visitation

    Sunday, November 14, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, November 15, 2021


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Bettye Marvel

November 18, 2021

Dear Eric and Family. Please accept my deepest and heartfelt sympathy at the death of your Mother. Although I didn’t have the privilege of knowing her, I know she raised one fine son that I DID know. After reading her memorial, I realize she was not only a very beloved Mother of her own children but also a grand, great and great great loving Matriarch to a legacy of children who loved her and will sorely miss her.
I pray that you and your entire family receive comfort from The Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ and peace knowing that your Mother is now God’s Angel and you will be joyously reunited in His due time.
Bettye Marvel
Mt. Vernon, Indiana

Brian and Marcia Smith

November 18, 2021

Brian and I were sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Our condolences to you and your family. God bless.

Andrea Perkins

November 15, 2021

Eric, Kara, and family,
May the angels come to greet Millie!. The memories and love a Mom and Grandma shared with you will sustain you through this time. May you also know your friends are holding you in their prayers.

Lee McDaniel

November 12, 2021

Doris was a delight and a friend when we worked together. Always kind and professional. She will be missed. Lovely Lady