Austin Woodruff Chatham, age 31, of Madison, GA passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2012. Austin was a graduate of Collins Hill High School in the Class of 2000 and he attended West Georgia College in 2001 and graduated from Marine Mechanic Institute. He is survived by his wife, Krystle Mathis Chatham; son, Aidan Chatham both of Madison, GA; parents, Charlie and Sherrill Chatham of Oakwood, GA; father and mother-in-law, Rick & Vickie Mathis of Good Hope, GA; sister and brother- in-law, Tiffany & Cole Green and their children, Gavin and Cooper all of Pendergrass, GA; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Eric & Leslie Mathis and their children, Mason and Leila all of Monroe, GA; grandmother, Rusty Woodruff of Oakwood, GA; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. A funeral service to celebrate the life of Austin Chatham will be held on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 11 o'clock at North Metro Baptist Church in Lawrenceville, GA with Rev. Matt Plunkett officiating. Interment will be held at Memorial Park in Gainesville, GA. The family will receive friends on Sunday, December 2, 2012 from 4 o'clock until 7 o'clock at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. Austin was a special friend growing up as kids, and through the years in high school. My family and I send our deepest condolences, and prayers to the Chatham family. May God rest his sole and he rest in peace.

    God Bless,
    Javy and the entire Figueroa Family

  2. Though I have only met Austin a few times and have worked with Krystle, I know this young man will be missed and is in good hands in Our Lord’s home. My sincere condolences to Krystle, Aiden and the rest of Austin’s family and extended family members. May God give you peace and comfort in this difficult time.

  3. Dear Sherrill and Charlie,

    My heart is breaking for you. I pray for you to have the strength you need to get through the next few days – and the rest of your lives without Austin. I pray that somehow, someday you will feel God’s peace. Please call me if I can help you in any way. I’ll be there Monday.

  4. Dear Sherrill, Charlie & Tiffany,

    Our lord Jesus Christ is our Hope and your faith in him will lead you through and it is with this assurance we know we will see our loved ones in Glory. Halleuia!
    My deepest symphathy and love to you all,

  5. Dear Charlie and Sherrill,
    We are so sorry to hear of Austin’s passing. Matt and David called me Thursday both heart broken to make sure I had heard. Praying for you all. Bill

  6. There are no words to express the overwhelming sadness I feel for your family. I always thought of Austin as one of the good guys. When he used to come by the house he was the first one to give me a big hug. His warmth and kindness will be missed by many.

  7. Sherrill, Charlie, & Tiffany,
    I just heard about Austin’s death. I am so sorry for your loss. Austin was a special young man and he will be dearly missed. I can only imagine what you are going through. May God carry you all and his wife and son through this difficult time. You all are in prayers. Please don’t hesitate to let me know if I can help you in anyway. Love Always,
    Lisa Grimsley

  8. Condolences to Charlie and Austin’s entire immediate family. My family and I will keep you guys in our prayers. Austin was a great person and athlete. May his leagcy live on…..

  9. My heart breaks for this family. Austin was one of the few people who didn’t complain when I asked him for a ride after football and track practice. He was a very genuin person and I still remember when he got his niples pierced when he came to track practice. LOL. I love you with all my heart. A.Chatham. God Bless the Chatham Family.

  10. Sherrill:

    Our most sincere condolences go out to you and your entire family for your loss.

    Please know that you have a never-ending supply of loving and caring family, friends, and co-workers who are standing by to help and support you.


    Tim GCPS & Nancy Shannon

  11. We are so very sorry for your loss. We know God will watch after you & will help you through this, but always know that we love you & will be there for whatever you need. Austin was a special man & he will be missed. God Bless all of you!

  12. Krystal and Aiden,
    I am so sorry to hear the loss of Austin. He was a wonderful friend to both my boys. I am honored to have known him and his wonderful smiling face. My heart and prayers are with you both.

  13. Charlie and Sherrill, we were saddened to hear of Austin’s passing. May God comfort and heal your breaking heart at this time. We will continue to pray for your family.

    Warren and Elaine Parr

  14. Our sincere condolences to all of your family. We have memories of Austin from his years of sports at CHHS. We pray that the Lord will bring you comfort and peace at this very difficult time. God Bless.

  15. Krystal I’m so sorry about your loss. May god be with you and your son. I will cont. to pray for you and your family.

  16. Krystle,
    I was so sorry to hear about the death of your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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