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Mr. Eugene Lee Autry, 75, of Albany, Georgia departed this life Monday, October 5, 2020 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Georgia. Graveside services will be held Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 3:00 P.M. in the St. Maryland Baptist Church Cemetery, 5874 Hwy-37 West, Leary, GA 39862. Meadows Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.    

Eugene Lee Autry was called “Gene” by some and “Geno” by others. He was born on June 13, 1945, to the late Thurman Autry and Fannie Louise Fuller Autry. He departed this life on Monday, October 5, 2020.

He attended public school in Cumberland County, North Carolina. As a teenager, he relocated to Portchester, New York. While living in Portchester, he later met and married his loving wife, Earlene Scott Autry on April 5, 1968.

He relocated his family to Georgia in 1977. Gene accepted Christ and became a dedicated member of St. Maryland Missionary Baptist Church. Gene loved his church and served faithfully as an Usher and a Deacon.

He was preceded in death by five brothers: Jerome, Donald, Leon, Dwight, and Edward.

He leaves to cherish his memories: a loving wife, Earlene Autry; four children, Evangeline Bunn (Bobby), Frankie Lee (Tonya) Calhoun, Jennifer (Richard) Samagbeyi, and Eugene Lee (April) Autry II; grandchildren, David, Joshua, Tommy, Precious, Ashley, Selethia, Mason, Eugene III, Tevin, Shaniya, Ki’Asia, William, Brandon, Montravious, Octavia, King Jr., Michael and Temiloluwa; great-grandchildren, Ebony, Ashton, Sarai, Amare, Ariah, Naomi, Tevin Jr., Khalil, Kaela, Jaela, Jordyn, Brandon Jr., and Nakovan; three sisters, Beulah Shavers, Hilda (Larry) Williams, and Wanda Stephens; three brothers, Elmer (Vicky) Autry, Thomas (Angela) Autry, and Anthony (Pearl) Autry; mother-in-law, Pearlene Scott; sisters-in-law, Andrena Williams and Regina Flowers; brothers-in-law, Robert Scott, Fred (Josephine) Scott, Jural Scott, and Mitchell Scott; uncles, Oliver (Romell) Fuller, Quinton (Hazel) Fuller, and Alonzo (Mattie) Fuller; aunt, Maggie Preston; a special aunt and uncle- in-law, Mary Jones and C.W. Williams; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

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  • Monday, October 5, 2020
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Meadows Funeral Home
  • Monday, October 5, 2020
    I am sending my condolences to the Autry family. We will keep you all in our prayers.
    ~ Carla Thomas   Carrollton, GA
  • Tuesday, October 6, 2020
    Earlene our condolences to you and your family on the demise of Gene. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Willie and Connie Shannon
    ~ Willie Shannon   Dawson, GA
  • Wednesday, October 7, 2020
    We are sorry for your loss, and we are continuing to pray for your family during this difficult time.
    ~ Jimmy and Erin Ham   Albany, GA
  • Wednesday, October 7, 2020
    Prayers and sympathy to the Autry family. Gene will truly be missed on our Usher Board at St. Maryland.
    ~ Kim Douglas   Leary, GA
  • Wednesday, October 7, 2020
    RIP cousin Gene; sending our love and prayers to Earlene The children grands and great grans and especially to sisters: Beulah Hilda and Wanda and brothers Elmer Tom and Anthony.
    ~ Debra & Alvin Fuller Ellis   Tampa, FL
  • Thursday, October 8, 2020
    Our Deepest condolence's to the family
    ~ Dr. Edmund & Gwendolyn Solomon   Vincent, AL
  • Saturday, October 10, 2020
    Dear Earlene, we're sooo sorry to hear that you lost your beloved Gene. As your neighbor we lost a dear friend, heck you all are family as well. We will miss those long talks in the back yard with Gene. We'll miss seeing him ride down the road in his Kia Soul. We will not say good bye to Gene, but say we will see you muuuuuuuuuuuuch later. We love y'all and will always be here for you and your family 💖💖
    ~ Ruthie and Curtis Simmons   Albany, GA
  • Saturday, October 10, 2020
    Dear Earlene, we're sooo sorry to hear that you lost your beloved Gene. As your neighbor we lost a dear friend, heck you all are family as well. We will miss those long talks in the back yard with Gene. We'll miss seeing him ride down the road in his Kia Soul. We will not say good bye to Gene, but say we will see you muuuuuuuuuuuuch later. We love y'all and will always be here for you and your family 💖💖
    ~ Ruthie and Curtis Simmons   Albany, GA
  • Sunday, October 11, 2020
    We give our deepest condolences to the Autry family and we will keep you all in our prayers. With much love from Patrick and Charlotte Bunn, Floretta Brown and King Bunn.
    ~ Patrick Bunn   Albany, GA
  • Saturday, October 17, 2020
    sorry for your lost
    ~ rudine ward   Dawson, GA