Obituary: James William Batten

Friday, July 31, 2009

James William Batten, 92, of the Laws Hill Community, died Tuesday, July 28, 2009, in Lewisburg.

Mr. Batten was a native of Marshall County. He was a life-long farmer and a member of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Monroe and Martha Ann "Mattie" Batten, and wife, Sara Beatrice Batten.

He is survived by four nieces, Martha Sewell of Shelbyville, Jean Thompson of Lewisburg; and Helen Long and Melba Chunn, both of Laws Hill; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, July 31, from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Rev. Gilly Andrews officiating, followed by burial in Hopper Cemetery, Laws Hill.

Memorial donations for the purchase of Bibles may be made to Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, c/o Joe Pugh, 480 Haskins Chapel Road, Lewisburg, TN 37091.