Funeral services for Willie Ray Battiest, age 57, a resident of Beaumont and native of Newton, Texas, will be Saturday, at 1:00 p.m., at the Blooming Grove Baptist Church in Newton. He died Monday, October 1, 2012, at Harbor Hospice of Beaumont. A visitation will be at the church, Saturday from 12:00 noon until the time of service. Burial will follow at the Kyles Hill Cemetery, in the Roganville Community. Survivors are: 2 sons, Kevin Battiest of Las Vegas, Nv. and Alvin Johnson of Beaumont; 3 brothers, Leroy Battiest and Willie Earl Battiest, both of Beaumont, and Nathan Battiest of Texas City; 2 sisters, M. Margie Washington of Beaumont and Oweta Winn of Boston, Ma; and 2 grandsons.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Oct. 5, 2012