Dies March 31, 2018
James Harry Battle, 91, Rome, died Saturday at his residence.
Mr. Battle was born in Floyd County on April 12, 1926, son of the late Jim Battle and the late Maggie Price Battle. He was a graduate of Armuchee High School. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army and was a recipient of the Purple Heart after being wounded in action in Okinawa. He also received two Bronze Stars, the Presidential Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal and three Overseas Service Bars. He was a member of Plainville United Methodist Church but had attended Mt. Berry United Methodist Church. Prior to his retirement, he was employed at the General Electric Plant as a draftsman. In addition to his parents, his wife, Edna Blankenship Battle, to whom he was married for over 60 years; brother, Howard Rutledge Battle and sisters, Euba Lee Jones, Alice Neal Lily Battle, Janie Greene and Myrtle Walker died earlier.
Surviving are a son, Dallas Battle and his wife, Sherry, Armuchee; sister, Sarah Hardin, N.C.; five grandchildren, Jeremy Battle, and his wife, Dana, Summerville, Matt Battle, and his wife, Stephanie, Armuchee, Audrey Battle, and her fiancé, Brett Capo, Pembroke Pines, Fla., Dana Kelley and her husband, Jake, Cedartown and Thomas Abrams, Atlanta; six great-grandchildren, Kinsey, Bailey and Briley Battle, all of Summerville, Mary Battle, Armuchee, Rett and Jo-Jo Kelley, Cedartown; several nieces and nephews; special friends and caregivers, David Ledbetter, Walt Butler, Teresa Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Johnston, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Bedford, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Bandy, Mr. and Mrs. Merle Thurston, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Greene, Barbara Penson, Diane Williams, Dr. Kelley Culbertson, Dr. Melissa Dillmon and Heyman Hospice Care at Floyd.
Graveside and interment services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) at Morning View Cemetery with the Rev. Carl Alexander officiating. Military honors will be presented by the Georgia National Guard and the American Legion Post #5 Honor Guard.
Pallbearers will be Dallas, Jeremy and Matt Battle, Brett Capo, Thomas Abrams and Marshall Greene.
Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, has charge of the arrangements.