August 2018


Barnum Funeral Home

Veteran James Battle, Sr. was born in Sumter County, Georgia on October 8, 1924, to the parentage of the late Mr. Emmitte Battle and the late Mrs. Anna Williams Battle. He received his education in the public schools of Sumter County. He was employed by the Bill Lucas Company as a carpenter for many years. He served his country as a member of the U.S. Army, earning rank as a PFC (private first class). He was a member of St. Luke Baptist Church, under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Alvin L. Jackson. He was married to Mrs. Minnie Lee Broner Battle for over 71 years. He is preceded in death by four children: Gloria Brown Wright, Janie L. Fuller, Margie Battle, and James Battle, Jr.; and one niece, Katrina Fuller.

In addition to his wife, Mrs. Minnie Lee Broner Battle, Americus, GA, Veteran James Battle leaves to cherish his memories: two sons, Mr. Larry (La Daisy) Battle and Mr. Charlie (Lynn) Battle, all of Americus, GA; two daughters, Ms. Anna Ruth Battle and Ms. Dorothy Battle, both of Americus, GA; four generations of grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive.

Mrs. Young leaves a legacy of love and memories to her very devoted family consisting of two daughters, Mrs. Yernisha (Lanard) Divorce and Mrs. Sheena (Robert) Burton, all of Americus, GA; one son, Mr. Cerrome (Maura) Russell, Reston, VA; most precious to her were her sixteen grandchildren: Ms. Leila Russell, San Antonio, TX; Ms. Aalyah Burton, Ms. Tyra Acres, Ms. Sydney Burton, Ms. Shyria Burton, Master Robert Burton, III, Master Noah Russell, Little Miss Roie Burton, Master Trayvon Burton, all of Americus, GA; Master Lucas Russell, Little Miss Lilly Russell, Master Levi Russell and Little Miss Lena Russell, all of Reston, VA; two brothers, Mr. Anthony (Bernice) Williams and Mr. Durante (Thereases) Williams, all of Americus, GA

She is also survived by a host of very supportive and loving nieces and nephews who she absolutely adored: Mr. Tavires (Noelle) Williams, Macon, GA; Ms. Sabrina (Markus) Wright, Americus, GA; Mr. Ante’ Williams, Snellville, GA; Mrs. Tameal (Franako) Smith, Newport News, VA; Dr. Brittany Williams, DC, Marietta, GA; and Mrs. Nihchondra (Timothy) Mallard, Valdosta, GA; her aunts and uncles: Ms. Lucy Stinson, Ms. Leila Stinson, Ms. Delois Blount, Ms. Alice Williams, Ms. Rosetta Williams and Mr. Clarence Williams, all of Flint, MI; her godmother, Mrs. Mattie (Bonny) Russell, Americus, GA; her very broad support system extended its love and support as well to her step children, Ms. Gelisa Russell, Mr. Travis Williams, all of Americus, GA; Mr. Lawrence Gay and family including: daughters, Mrs. Canyon (Tim) Fredrick and children, Smithville, GA; Mrs. Kimberly (Dave) Page and children, Americus, GA; Ms. Bernice Tullis, Americus, GA and Ms. Vernell Hollis, Plains, GA; also survive.