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Hubert Bateman Sr. Obituary
HUBERT EDWARD

BATEMAN SR.

FRANKLIN - Hubert Edward Bateman Sr., 86, of Lake Emory Road, Franklin, passed away Sunday, March 6, 2011, in a local hospital. A native of Macon County, he was the son of the late George and Maude Baldwin Bateman. He was married to Ruth Edwards Bateman who died in 2005. He was a WW II veteran of the US Navy and worked in tunnel construction with his brothers for eighteen years following WW II; then was a Deputy Sheriff for seven years. He was elected Sheriff in 1974 and served until 1982. He owned a tire shop with Bud Green and retired from DOT in 1992. He attended Prentiss Church of God and was a member of Junaluska Masonic Lodge #145.

He is survived by one daughter, Terri Hunter and husband, Walter, of Franklin; one son, Eddie Bateman, and wife, JoAnn, of Franklin; two sisters, Lauana Stegal and Wanda McDaniel, both of Franklin; and two brothers, Howard Bateman and James E. "Shorty" Bateman, both of Franklin. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Jonathan Hunter, Luke Bateman and Matthew Bateman and three great-grandchildren, Kylie, Kandis and Jadian Hunter. He was preceded in death by five brothers, James Huell Bateman, Billy Bateman, George Bateman Jr., Buddy Bateman and Tommy Bateman.

Funeral service will be held Thursday, March 10, 2011, at 1 p.m. at Prentiss Church of God with the Revs. Tim Hayes, Stacy Woods and Don Moffitt officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Junaluska Masonic Lodge #145 will conduct graveside rites and Franklin VFW Post #7339 and American Legion Post #108 will conduct complete military graveside rites. Pallbearers will be nephews, David Cheek, Darrell Bateman, James Bateman Jr., Lyn McDaniel, Tony Lewis, Eric Hall and Chuck Bateman. Honorary pallbearers will be Bud Green, David Houston and George Barrett.

The family will receive friends, Wednesday, March 9, 2011, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Prentiss Church of God. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com

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Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Mar. 8, 2011
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