Billy T. Battles

Born February 28, 1931

Billy T. Battles

Funeral services for Billy Thurman Battles 81 are set for 1:00 P.M. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Warren Jones and Bro. Lendell Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery Cemetery.

Mr. Battles died February 19, 2013 at his residence. He was born February 28, 1931 in Alcorn Co. to the late Alex and Vaudie Battles. He was a retired truck driver for Roadway Express, served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict, a Master Mason. He was member of the Teamsters Union, American Legion and The Nation al Rifle Association.

Preceded in death by his wife Virginia Brigman Battles, infant son and parents.

Survived by his daughter Ann Parker her husband David , Sue Hickman her husband Barry all of Tupelo, MS. brother James Edward Battles his wife Kathleen of Corinth, MS. 5 grandchildren Christy Carroll her husband Tony, Chris Latch his wife Sarah, Stephanie Talley, Carrie Moore her husband Alan, 8 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren. Special friends Brian and Kattie Linville, Fannie Mae Battles and Ray Latch. Host of other family and friends.

Pallbearers Ricky Stewart, Monk Stewart, Trent Eaton, Billy Eaton, Chris Latch, Ray Latch, Honorary Jimmy Gurley and Talmadge “Jabbo” Morgan.

Family will receive friends from 11 to service time

Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements


  • Visitation Friday, February 22, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 22, 2013

Billy T. Battles

have a memory or condolence to add?


receive updates when new memories are posted


February 21, 2013

Thinking of you and your family. Certainly had some good times with you all and your Dad.

Love you
Betty (Smith) Farris

From the Staff of Memorial Funeral Home

February 20, 2013

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.