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William "Bill" St. Clair Austin


August 14, 2017

William “Bill” St. Clair Austin, 96, died peacefully at his residence in College Walk, Aug. 9, 2017 after a period of declining health.

Born in 1921 to William and Mildred Austin in Oneida, N.Y., he moved to Brevard with his parents and little sister in 1925. He attended the Brevard public schools (where he was known as St. Clair) and graduated from Brevard Junior College.

He was attending North Carolina State University in Raleigh when the United States entered World War II. He enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps (where he became “Bill”) and was honorably discharge...

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