Mildred was born June 30, 1934 in Elizabethton, Tennessee to the late G.C. and Lois Chambers Austin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Harrell; a brother, Charles Ray Austin; sons, Chad McKeehan and Ron Harrell; and four nephews, Charles Ray Austin II, Eddie Miller, Bill Austin and Johnny Michael Austin.
Mildred was a 1953 graduate of Happy Valley High School and retired from Texas Instruments. She was of the Methodist faith.
Those left to cherish her memory include her sister, caregiver and best friend, Patsy Mullis, of the home; two daughters, Regina (Gary) Tucker, of Santa Rosa Beach, FL and Patti (Steve) Townsend, of Johnson City; four grandchildren, Drew (Kelsey) Harrell, Amy (Brandon) Wandel, Cara (Matt) Stout and Becky (Nick) Townsend-Payne; four great grandchildren, Dayton, Kimberlyn and Azariah Payne and Luke Wandel; one niece, Connie (Bobby) Collins; three great nieces, Paige Miller, Allison and Andrea Austin; and three great nephews, Bud Hicks, Hunter Miller and Chase Austin. Several cousins also survive.
A service to celebrate the life of Mildred Austin Harrell will be conducted at 7:00 PM on Thursday, September 13, 2018 in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton with Mr. Todd Wolfe and Mr. Billy Murphy, ministers, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Susie Wolfe. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM in the funeral home chapel, prior to the service on Thursday or at the residence at any time.
The graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Friday, September 14, 2018 at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Brandon Wandel, Matt Stout, Nick and Dayton Payne, James Arnett, Bud Hicks and Chase Austin. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris and Neil Arnett, Drew Harrell, Greg Chambers, Hunter Miller and Bobby Collins. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton at 10:15 AM on Friday, to go in procession.
Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
Mrs. Harrell and her family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, office 423-542-2232, service information line, 423-543-4917.