Lorene Austin Richey, age 79 of Taylorsville passed away at her residence on Sunday, October 4, 2020.
Lorene was the daughter of the late Challie and Rachel Johnson Austin of Alexander County.
A graveside service for Mrs. Richey will be conducted at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery on Wednesday, October 7,2020 at 2:00 pm. Rev. Mark Morris and Rev. Nathaniel Austin will officiate.
Lorene was the owner and operator of Bethlehem Saddle Shop, was an active member of Antioch Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher in the children’s department and was involved in the WMU. Lorene also enjoyed cooking and gardening.
In addition to her parents, Lorene was preceded in death by her sister, Johnsie Dyson and a brother, Lavern Austin.
Those left to cherish the memories of Lorene include her husband of sixty-one years, Arthur Claude Richey of the home, two daughters, Roxanne Franklin (Brian), Dianne Green (Rodney), three grandchildren, Zachary Franklin (Traci), Brittany Franklin, Jessie Green Morrison (Josh), and expecting one great-granddaughter, a brother, Terl Austin, nephew, Kelly Ritchie, and a number of special friends, nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the caregivers at Carolina Caring and request that donations be made to Carolina Caring Catawba Valley Hospice House @ 3975 Robinson RD. Suite A, Newton, NC 28658.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.
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