Henderson, TN: Shirley Faye Austin Burkhead age 76 passed away August 30, 2012 at Henderson Health and Rehab Center.
She was born in McNairy County the daughter of the late Gilbert Paul and Elsie Beatrice Barham Austin. She attended schools in McNairy County and married Buck Burkhead in 1963 and they made their home in Henderson. She worked at Salant & Salant Mfg. for twenty five years and later for Kap III as a Floor Lady and retired in 1993. She attended Grace Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband John Franklin ‘Buck’ Burkhead of Henderson; a son-in-law, Tim Colbert and three grandchildren, Lauren Colbert, Kaitlyn Colbert and Emily Colbert, and a niece and nephew, Karen Clenney and Paul Dunaway.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Teresa Colbert in 2010, a brother, Warren Austin and a sister, Imogene Dunaway.