Thula Mae Batts


Thula Mae Batts, 90, of Athens died Tuesday at her residence. Mrs. Batts was born June 13, 1928, in Limestone County. She was a homemaker and a member of Poplar Creek Baptist Church.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Poplar Creek Cemetery with Andy John King officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Friday at Spry Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Jeff Bridges, Rick Bridges, John Christopher Batts, Jason Black, Chaze Estes, Brody Black and Scott Black.
Survivors include her husband of 72 years, Thomas Norman Batts of Athens; sons, John T. (Jack) Batts and wife Beth of Athens and Jerry Batts and wife Marilyn of Athens; grandchildren, Allison Batts of Auburn, John Christopher Batts and wife Leslie of Athens and Lauren Batts McCracken and husband Will of Fort Collins, Colorado; great-grandson, Finn McCracken; sister, Sarah Mitchell and her husband, the late Wayne Mitchell; brother, Roger Black and wife Mary Dell of Athens; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by parents, Emmette and Leona Black; brothers, Johnny Black and Spencer Black; and sister, Lois Bridges.
The family requests memorials be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Hospice of Limestone County or The Baptist Children's Home in Decatur.
Published on January 30, 2019
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Alvin Farrar
Jan 31, 2019
We truly loved her and will miss you, she always encouraged me to go to church, and always showed concern for people in the Ripley and Poplar Creek community. May God bless u all,
Tommy Davis
Jan 30, 2019
Mr. Norman, Jerry and Jack, I am so sorry to here of Mrs Thula’s passing. Mark called this morning to tell me. I still remember so well how both your mother and your dad gave me such a tough time by their teasing when I was dating Debbie. It was all in jest and I laugh about even to this day.
I don’t which one loved to pick at me more about my love life, Spencer or Mrs Thula!!
My love for your mother and your family is a special thing in my life and makes me long for those days that we enjoyed while growing up.
I hate that I can’t be there for the service, but I will be thinking of you guys and praying for you. All of us can look forward to that great reunion we will enjoy one day an
...d continue our time of laughing and enjoying each other’s company!

Love to all of you!

Tommy Davis
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