(FIVE POINTS) Deborah Jean Autrey, 63, of County Road 285, Five Points, passed away Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, at WellStar West Georgia Medical Center, LaGrange.
Debra Jean Autrey was born Feb. 9, 1958, in Atlanta to the late Ronald B. Johnson and Ima Jean Bowman. She grew up in the Grant Park/Hapeville area of Atlanta and attended Forest Park High School. A hard-working provider for her family, she started working as a security guard at Atlanta airport; later she worked as a waitress for the next 10 years. After that, she started a career at LA Hair in Peachtree City, Ga., where she devoted the next 10 years of her life. She loved to cook and had a natural green thumb. In later years, Debbie became friends with Donnie Frank Harrison. Together, Debbie and Donnie raised three of their grandchildren for the last 15 years. Debbie was a self-employed hairstylist and beautician of 15 years, working from home.
She is survived by her husband, Donnie Harrison of Five Points; two sons, Tony Smith (Rebecca) of LaGrange, Ga., and Brian Smith (Laura) of Concord, Ga.; six grandchildren, Sebastian, Mary, Ashley, Seth, Alexis and Emma Smith; brother, Marty Johnson (Vicki); sister-in-law, Martha Harrison of Five Points; and host of other family and friends.
A private memorial service is planned.
Clark Memorial Funeral Service, Roanoke.