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Thomas Norman Batts, 94 of Athens, passed away at his home April 5, 2019.

A graveside service will be held at 1:30p.m. Monday, April 15 at Poplar Creek Cemetery, Spry Funeral Home is directing.

Mr. Batts was born in Limestone County, November 24, 1924 to John C. Batts and Minnie Gilbert Batts. He was retired from TVA. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a lifelong member of Poplar Creek Baptist Church. Norman was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Thula Black Batts.

He is survived by sons, Jack Batts (Beth) and Jerry Batts (Marilyn), two sisters, Emily Johnson and Nella Catherine Hardy both of Talladega, three grandchildren, Allison Batts, Christopher Batts (Leslie) and Lauren Batts McCracken (Will), one great grandson, Finnegan.

The family expresses their sincere appreciation for the compassionate care of their father by Hospice and his caregiver, Ms. Dona Pack. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations be made to Hospice of Limestone County or the charity of your choice.

804 Highway 72
P. O. Box 996
Athens, Alabama 35612
(256) 232-2622
Fax (256) 233-0495

Fascenda Evans
2019-05-10 03:29:07
Uncle Russell,
I will miss you dearly but you will never be forgotten. I am sad because you would have had so much fun with your great niece and nephew when we were able to come visit. But I am happy to know that you and Papa up above will be looking down and smiling at all of us. I love you

With love,
Fascenda- Your niece
2019-05-11 02:02:23
Uncle Russell,
You will be truly missed, Fly High!
Love, Lamanda
Brenda Hamm
2019-05-20 00:36:18
I try to keep my mind positive but then I feel like something is missing and that is you and more. It is so hard to say goodbye until we meet again. I love you brother. Your sister Brenda Hamm
Brenda Hamm
2019-05-20 00:46:16
I know you are at peace with daddy in heaven having a long conversation and watching over me. I miss you and daddy’s I much . Love from your sister Brenda
Brenda Hamm
2019-05-20 01:06:47
I know you and our daddy is in the Kingdom of Heaven and I miss you both so much . I miss you two so much. In my heart I have so many wonderful memories from our time from kids growing up which I always protected you when you were 5-6 years old and I would make sure you were okay getting off the bus or a kid was going to get pushed down by me I did just that. Daddy came many times and would say these word’s I never forgot right this day “ Bren if you don’t stop fighting I’m going to whoop you when I get you home “ yes sir but I did it again . I had to protect you with you being little brother. I had you for 52 years in my life and I will always cherish the memories you left behind and daddy .Until we meet again your sister Brenda 😥
804 Hwy 72-P.O. Box 996 Athens, Alabama 35612 (256)232-2622
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