Thursday, September 13

Austin Gilbert Skeen Dies

Austin Gilbert Skeen, 92, passed Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at Hospice Home at High Point. Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 14, 2012 at Hillside Park Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. with Dr. Steve Chipps officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the church from 1:00 – 2:00, prior to the service.Born on May 29, 1920, in Randolph County, the son of Alvah B. Skeen and Lessie Briles Skeen. On October 12, 1946, he married Rachel Inez Smith, who preceded him in death on June 20, 2006. He was also preceded in death by his parents. Surviving are two sons, Darrell Skeen of Thomasville, and Keith Skeen and wife Rhonda of High Point; three grandchildren, Jody Skeen, Lori Richmond, and Megan Skeen; two great grandchildren, Sarabeth Skeen and Kendra Richmond; and a special cousin, Linda Briles Williford. Direct line to Briles. NOTE: This death notice will be posted on the main site later today

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