Lounell Scarborough Battles

February 27, 1923July 10, 2018

Lounell Scarborough Battles, 95, of Fortson, GA died Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at her home. Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Macon Road Chapel, with Rev. Mickey Adams and Rev. Truman Scarborough officiating with private interment at Parkhill Cemetery. The family will receive friends before the service, beginning at 2:00 p.m. Mrs. Battles was born February 27, 1923 in Geneva County, AL, the daughter of Whit and Lula Scarborough. She was an elementary school teacher before her marriage to Gerald Battles and a homemaker after. Gerald and Lounell founded their lives on God’s principles, teaching their children to love the Lord and put Him first. She was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church. Lounell was a wonderful wife and mother, keeping her sanity through all of the shenanigans and adventures of raising five children. She was a grandmother who loved keeping her grandkids and spoiled them with simple things like too much cheese in their grits and too much sugar in their tea. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers Funston and George, sister Pauline, sister-in-law Boots, two sons Mark Battles and Roger Battles, and son-in-law, Harold Hall. Survivors include her children: Jo Ann Hall, Bobby Battles (Sheila) & Carol (Tommy); grandchildren: Kristy, Heather (James), Jeffrey (Jamie), Tina (Michael), Chas (Casey), Rachel (Shawn), Alissa, Gerad, Candy (David), Neil, Stephanie (Jacob), Julie (Rodney) & Jillian; 18 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren, numerous other family members, and her amazing caregiver Pat Brooks. In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to donate to the charity of your choice. Arrangements are being entrusted to Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 4071 Macon Rd., Columbus, GA 31907.


  • Jo Ann Hall, Daughter
  • Bobby Battles (Sheila), Son
  • Carol (Tommy) Smith, Daughter
  • Mrs. Battles also leaves her grandchildren: Kristy, Heather (James), Jeffery (Jamie), Tina (Michael), Cas (Casey), Rachesl (Shawn), Alissa, Gerad, Candy (David), Neil, Stephanie (Jacob), Julie (Rodney), and Jillian; her eighteen great-grandchildren; her two great great-grandchildren, numerous other family members and her amazing care giver, Pat Brooks to cherish her loving memory.


  • Visitation Saturday, July 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 14, 2018

Lounell Scarborough Battles

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July 20, 2018

I am so sorry for the passing of your loved one. May the God of all comfort strengthen the family during this time of deep sorrow. My sincerest condolences.(John 5:28,29)