Hugh E. Bateman

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Dr. Hugh E. Bateman, 77, died on August 2, 2015, at Regional Medical Center from complications of Parkinson's Disease. He was born in Franklinton, Louisiana and lived many years in Mississippi before moving to Anniston in 2000. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Anniston. A memorial service will be held on August 8, 2015, at the church located at 1701 Henry Road, Anniston, AL 36207. Visitation will be at noon with the service to follow at 1 p.m. He lived a life full of adventure, creativeness and of dedication to his profession. For nearly 20 years he was a professor at the University of Mississippi where he served as Clinical Director of the Speech and Hearing Clinic, Tenured Professor, Chairman of the Speech and Hearing Department before becoming Assistant Dean in the College of Liberal Arts. For most of his years at Ole Miss he was a premed advisor but became Chief Health Professions Advisor as a part of the dean's office. In this position he recruited promising high school students to healthcare fields. He aided in every aspect of the application process including offering encouragement to students, practicing admissions committee interviews and providing guidance in the completion of application forms. During those same years he was the faculty advisor for the premed honorary society on campus and for several years served as editor of The Scalpel, the national premed honorary magazine. Hugh also taught a total of 14 years at Jones County Junior College near his Laurel, Miss. home. He held a BS degree from William Carey College and MS and PhD degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi. He served in the Louisiana and Mississippi National Guards for many years, the later ones as a tank commander. Since 2003 he has served as a Research Advocate for the Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF). He recognized others on sight who had PD and offered his advice, meeting with many who had just been diagnosed and offering encouragement and hope. Hugh's many endeavors included drawing house plans, earning a private pilot's license, driving an 18-wheeler over the road, bicycling long distances, sailing, and jogging in many distance races. One of the most exciting events for Hugh was when he and Blane built an addition on the family home and dismantled a pipe organ at a college in Louisiana, transported it in several trips to Mississippi and installed in that room. He was a member of the American Guild of Organists, the Organ Historical Society and The Friends of the Wanamaker. At Hugh's planned request his body has been donated to UAB Medical School in Birmingham for student training and research. Hugh is survived by his wife of 55 years, Patsy Meador Bateman; his son, Dr. Blane Bateman; daughter-in-law Dr. Margaret Davenport; and grandson, Richard; Also surviving are his brothers, Carey (Manette) and Don (Marie), of Franklinton, Louisiana; and a number of nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the Hugh E. Bateman Premed Scholarship Fund, The University of Mississippi Foundation, Post Office Box 249, University, MS 38677-0249.
Published in The Anniston Star on Aug. 5, 2015