LANCASTER, SC~ Rev. Coit Eugene Auten, age 96, passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018 at his home. He was born January 15, 1922, a son of the late Robert Lee Auten and Luna Winkler Auten and Leona Jenkins Auten. He was the husband of the late Annie “Ann” Broome Auten. Rev. Auten attended Wingate College, Wake Forest College and was the first male graduate of Queens College. He was also a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. His pastorates include Morris Field Baptist Church, Bostic Baptist Church, Central Baptist Church in York, SC, Center Grove Baptist Church, White Bluff Baptist Church, and served as interim at many churches. Rev. Auten served in the United States Army Air Corp, was a WWII Vet, a B-25 Tail Gunner, and Staff Sergeant with 822nd Bomb Squad. He was also a substitute teacher for the Lancaster County School District for over 30 years. After retirement, Rev. Auten served as a deacon of First Baptist Church Lancaster and was the teacher of the Coit E. Auten Sunday School Class.
Rev. Auten is survived by two daughters, Cynthia A. Jonas and her husband, Gadsden of York, SC and Kathy A. Roberts and her husband, Kim “Hoppy” of Heath Springs, SC; five grandchildren, Brent Jonas and his wife, Deborah, Meredith Clinton and her husband, Corey, Stephanie Jonas, Katie Roberts and Bobby Roberts; five great grandchildren, Pete Jonas, Helena Jonas, Colin Clinton, Brenna Clinton and Anna Jonas; and two sisters-in-law, Frances J. Auten and Selba S. Auten.
Rev. Auten was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Annie Broome Auten; two brothers, Charles R. Auten and Jerry P. Auten; and a sister, Blanche Auten Wilkinson.
The Celebration of Life Funeral Service for Rev. Auten will be 2:30 pm Sunday, January 28, 2018 at First Baptist Church Lancaster by Rev. Dr. Rick Auten, Rev. Randy Hatcher, and Rev. Don Waldrop. Burial will follow at 5:00 pm Sunday at Lakeview Memory Garden in York, SC.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm- 7:00 pm Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Burgess Funeral Home and suggest memorial contributions be made to First Baptist Church, PO Box 670, Lancaster, SC 29721 and Hospice of Lancaster 901 W. Meeting St., Suite 201, Lancaster, SC 29720.
Burgess Funeral Home
Saturday January 27th, 2018
5:00pm - 7:00pm
1800 Charlotte Highway
LANCASTER, SC 29720
Celebration of Life
First Baptist Church
Sunday January 28th, 2018
300 South Market Street
Lancaster, SC 29720
Lakeview Memory Gardens
Sunday January 28th, 2018
1774 Filbert Hwy
York, SC 29745
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I just wanted to give my condolences to the Auten family for the loss of your loved one. I pray our Lord Jesus Christ and his Heavenly Father God comfort your hearts. (2 Thessalonians 2:16,17 / 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4)
Submitted by Greg on Jan 30 2018 12:01:35 AM
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It is very painful to lose the ones we love. May the peace that God gives comfort your hearts. Soon his promise of removing suffering and all that causes it will be a reality.
Revelation 21:4 says that God will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.
Submitted by Friend on Jan 27 2018 11:59:25 AM
Sincerest condolences to the family members of Pastor Auten. I pray you ar filled with peace and comfort during this time of sorrow.
Submitted by Brenda Horton on Jan 27 2018 11:14:59 AM
To The Auten Family,
So sorry for your loss. May, "the God of all comfort," be with you and your family during this time of sorrow. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4. With Peace & Loving-Kindness,
Submitted by F. Taylor on Jan 27 2018 09:24:05 AM
My prayers to you Cathy and Cindy and to your family during this time of bereavement. I will always remember how your dad would comi in Winn Dixie and call me the Big DM with such a wonderful smile on his face. May God give you peace and fill the void with his love.
Submitted by Doris Waiters on Jan 26 2018 09:45:19 PM
Kathy, so sorry, I know how much you loved your sweet Dad. What a wonderful long time with you here, and you will get to spend eternity with him. Prayers and sympathy to you and all of your family. RIP Faithful Servant and Soldier 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
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