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September 14, 2009
Dear Batten Family,

I didn't know Mr. Batten personally, but I am very sorry for your loss.

May "the God of all comfort" help you through this difficult time. 2 Cor. 1:3,4.
September 13, 2009
To the Batten Family
You all do not know me, but I was glancing through the obituaries and was very sorry to hear of the passing of your love me. It appears Mr. Batten had quit a life here. Did you know his life can continue right here on earth, but it will be the real life as brought out at 1 Timothy 6:19.

May the God of all mercies and love keep you and your family in his loving care and give you the strength beyond normal to endure these sad times.
September 13, 2009
For Frank

WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
September 13, 2009
Although I only had the pleasure of getting to know Mr. Batten and Jane for a short time, I could tell there was something very special about this very gracious and kind couple. Despite his hardships with illness in his later years, he took it in stride and never complained once. He was a true gentleman and an inspiration to us all. My condolences to Jane and the rest of his family. You are in our prayers!
September 13, 2009
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
September 13, 2009
Dear Family No doubt the loss of your dear loved one is a hardship on your family Please find comfort in the words at Revelation 21:4 He will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more.My condolences for your loss.
September 13, 2009
September 12, 2009
I use to work for the News-Enterprise in Elizabethtown, Ky while his son, Frank Jr. was publisher there. Floe Bowles, who had been publisher there, told me about Batten Sr. and how Batten, Sr. wanted Bowles to teach him the business.

Jennifer Underwood, Elizabethtown, KY
September 12, 2009
I had the honor of having Mr. Batten as jury foreman on a murder trial in Virginia Beach, in which I was the lead Detective. He was a man of great honor and integrity. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. May he rest in peace.

Detective Steve Dunn
VBPD (Retired)
September 12, 2009
As a devoted reader of Newspapers, I offer my sincere condolences and my most humble and grateful thanks for the news, the climate of courage brought to us and the outstanding legacy of Mr. Batten Sr.

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