Charles Eugene Ausmus

May 8, 1942November 20, 2020

Charles Eugene Ausmus, 78, of Powderly, passed away Friday, November 20, 2020, at Paris Regional Medical Center. Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled private services at the Pavilion of Red Hill Cemetery on Monday, Nov. 23rd, at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Robert Myre and Rev. Chad Fleming officiating. Even though there isn’t a formal visitation scheduled, friends and family are invited to pay their respects at the funeral home through noon Monday. Charles, the son of Virgil & Myrle Bush Ausmus, was born May 8, 1942, in Lamar County. He worked at the Campbell Soup Company before beginning a career at B&W that spanned thirty-three and one half years. He then worked at Turner Pipe, Atwoods, and Rustic and More Furniture and still found time to help friends working cattle. Charles was a member of the Quarter Horse Association, the National Cutting Horse Association, and the Lamar County Coon Hunters Association. Charles led a full life and at the time of his passing, he was still coon hunting and riding his horses. He was a faithful member of the United Pentecostal Church. He was preceded in death by his parents and two granddaughters, Danielle Weatherford and Mande Tia Brown. Survivors include his childhood sweetheart and wife, Geraldine Anthony Ausmus, whom he married on August 5, 1960, building 60 years of family and memories, three daughters, Debra M. Monkres & husband Steve of Paris, Cynthia Brown & husband Rickey of Paris, and LeAnn Yarbrough & husband Lee of Detroit, fifteen grandchildren, and twenty-four great grandchildren along with many friends. Casket bearers will be: Rickey Brown, Steve Monkres, Dustin Brown, Cody Covey, Joseph Yarbrough, and Peyton Flippen.


  • Rickey Brown
  • Steve Monkres
  • Dustin Brown
  • Cody Covey
  • Joseph Yarbrough
  • Peyton Flippen


  • Private Graveside Service

    Monday, November 23, 2020


Charles Eugene Ausmus

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LaHonda McDowra

November 22, 2020

I had the pleasure of taking care of Charles and Geraldine’s granddaughter for over 14 years. They all became my second family. I will always remember Charles loving his family and his love for animals, especially dogs and horses. He was an expert equestrian and to see him on his horse made you believe he was born for that life. He was fun loving and nothing pleased him more than to pick at his wife and stir her up then look at me and wink and smile. He was always there to lend a helping hand to friends and always greeted you with a smile or kind word. I will remember him fondly and cherish my memories of him and his family.

Barbara Boone

November 22, 2020

I work with Charlie for several years at Atwoods . He was the most pleasant and knowledgable co-worker. I will miss him very much. RIP Mr. Charlie.😪😪🙏🙏🙏

Denise Bell

November 21, 2020

Geraldine and family: we are so sorry for this great loss in all of your lives. Charles will be greatly missed! He was always so kind. Please know we are lifting you all up in prayer for Jesus to comfort as only he can do. Much love, Denise & David Bell. ❤️

Doris Dollins

November 21, 2020

Geraldine we will miss Charles and his ready smile that he always shared. May wonderful memories and the presence of God comfort and strength you and your sweet family in the days ahead....the Dollins family love ya'll.

Don Thacker

November 20, 2020

Charles he loves to coon Hunt because I can remember when I was a child and Charles and my dad Charles thacker and me and a older guy named Virgil would get together and go and get on our mules and turn out the Coon dog's and listen for the dog's to tree up a Coon


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