AUSTIN JUNIOR SLONE
  By the request of the family I will try by the help of God to write an obituary of Austin Junior Slone of Garner,
Kentucky, who passed away on Friday, January 31, 2003 at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center
following an extended illness.  He was born on May 25, 1943 at Holly Bush in Knott County, Kentucky.  He was
the son of the late Grum and Rhoda Slone, who preceded him in death.  Later in life he met and married Gretta
Faye Slone of Garner, Kentucky.  Into this marriage was born three surviving sons, Scottie Jean Slone and
Randy Dean Slone of Garner, Kentucky, and Marty Allen of Harrodsburg, Kentucky.  They have five
grandchildren and one great grandchild.  His wife also survives.  Junior was preceded in death with three
brothers, Mandy Austin Slone, Bass Junior Slone, and John L. Slone.  Two sisters preceded him in death, Linda
Slone and Merkie Slone.  He is survived by one brother, Canard Slone of Criola, Ohio, and four sisters, Tina
Slone and Margarette Slone of Pippa Passes, Kentucky, Dosie Maggard of Ligonier, Indiana, and Imogene
Marek of Hebron, Indiana.  Also left to mourn his passing is a host of nieces and nephews, friends and other
relatives.

   Junior was a disabled coal miner and a member of the Rock Fork Regular Baptist Church.  He was loved by
all who knew him.  He always had a smile and a little laugh when anyone would talk to him.  I will always
remember this and other good things about him.  I have had the pleasure to be with him in this life.  I remember
when I fell in love with his sister on Caney.  Soon after school on Friday, he would come home and head back
to Holly Bush to stay with his brother, Bass, and he sure did love the outdoors.  He was good hunter.  He
treasured his hunting.  Most of all he felt the need for a savior and began to call upon the Lord.  I was pleased
to hear his testimony.  I am sure there will be an empty place in his home and in the hearts of his family.  He
suffered with cancer but now this has passed.  He has finished his battle and is now awaiting for that noble and
resurrection morning.  I want to say to his family and loved ones to fall out with sin if they ever want to see their
loved one again and go to be with him in a land of peace and joy where there won’t be any sickness or dying
over there.  It is with much sadness to try and write an obituary of a loved one, but it gives me great comfort to
write the good news, to feel and hear that they had made peace with God.  I had a dream about him last night.  
In my dream he raised from his casket and was leaping and praising God.  This is what we will be doing when
we enter into that heavenly place.  Please let me beg all of his family and friends to fall out with sin and fall in
the arms of Jesus, where there is peace.  For He said in the world there is trouble and tribulation, but in me
there is peace.  Junior found that peace.  He is at that peace.  I will close this obituary hoping that his family will
look to the one that he did.

Written by a sad and broken hearted brother-in-law
And a brother in Christ.
Austin Junior Slone