Mrs. Davelene (Blue) Austin

September 2, 1939November 1, 2018

Mrs. Davelene Blue Austin was born September 2, 1939 to the late True Ralph and Ollie Mae Collins Blue in Blount County, Tennessee.

She departed this life on November 1, 2018 at her home surrounded by loving family. She attended school in Knoxville and had a strong spiritual belief at a young age as a member at Bush Grove Baptist Church and Eastern Star.

She was employed at Plasma Alliance for many years until retiring.

Davelene was married to Carl Austin, Jr. and from this union four children were born: Shearl Austin, Ricky Austin, Margaret Annette McQueen and Carla Austin. They were later divorced but always remained friends till his death.

She is preceded in death by her parents True R. and Ollie Mae Blue and three siblings: Charles Blue, Mildred Kirk and Betty Smith; and a grandson, Brian McQueen.

She leaves three daughters to cherish her memories: Shearl Austin, Margaret Annette McQueen and Carla (Rodney Thomas) Austin. Son: Ricky Austin. Three Grandchildren: Antonia (Reginald) McDaniel, Cassidy Chattam and Demarcus Austin. Six Great Grandchildren: Landon, Caleb, Cammy, and Calan Chattam, Dania and Darnell McDaniel. Three siblings: Jesse (Charlene) Blue, Marva (Albert Baah) Anderson, and Sarah Kathleen Jackson. A host of Nieces, Nephews and Devoted Friend: Karl Towns and the family of Dr. Donald Wallis, whom she all loved.

The family will receive friends at Berry Highland Memorial, 5315 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37919, on Monday, November 5, 2018 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm with a Chapel Service to follow at 2:00 pm. A Graveside Service will follow in the Berry Highland Memorial Cemetery.


  • Receiving of Friends Monday, November 5, 2018
  • Chapel Service Monday, November 5, 2018
  • Graveside Service Monday, November 5, 2018

Mrs. Davelene (Blue) Austin

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Gwendolyn McCarver

November 5, 2018

Sending Deepest Sympathy, strength to find joy and knowing God has completed her circle. I knew Christmas was near as my first Christmas card ALWAYS came from Mrs. Davalene. Wanted so much to be with the family today but plans failed. Your family here in Calhoun GA shares your loss and sends our heart felt love.

Jackie Neal

November 5, 2018

I remember your mom was very caring. Although I met her that one time, she cared for me and I will never forget that!!!! My prayers are with you Annette and Carla and the whole family!

Louise Moore

November 4, 2018

My prayers are with you and your family. Davelene will be missed. I worked with Davelene years ago at Standard Knitting Mills. I will always remember her sweet spirit.

Sylvia Forsh Baker

November 3, 2018

Deepest sympathy to the family as you mourn the loss of mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sibling, cousin, and friend.

Dorothy Zeigler

November 2, 2018

Remembering your love one for the friendship we shared and the support she gave during my sister, Virginia's death. May you find comfort in knowing that i am praying for you during this difficult time.