James Battles, Jr.
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Funeral Services for Mr. James Battles, Jr. will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, February 15, 2013 at St Matthew Baptist Church, 5605 Old Boyce Road, Rapides Station, Louisiana with Pastor Brenda Williams officiating. Interment will be in the Road View Cemetery in Lena, Louisiana, under the direction of Gonzaque - Williams Mortuary, Alexandria, Louisiana.
Mr. Battles entered eternal rest on Friday, February 8, 2013 at his resident. He was 88 years old. He was freed from the bonds and chains of this earth and now resting in God's care. Mr. Battles was a World War II Veteran. He was a retired employee at the V.A. Hospital of Alexandria, Louisiana. He will be missed by his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and all who knew and loved him. James was a hard worker that always looked out for his family, friends and community.
Mr. Battles was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Ann Jefferson Battles, his daughter Rose Marie Battles Johnson, his parents, Alice D. Smith, James Battles, Sr., two brothers, Albert Battles and William Battles.
Those left to cherish his memories include his daughters, Gloria B.Collins (Larry), Madie B. Pierson, both of Alexandria, three sons, James C. Battles (Mae), Eugene Battles (Romonica), and Donald R.Battles, all of Lena, three sisters Mary Bennett (Albert), Shreveport, Margaret Lampkins (Charles), Lorine Griffin, both of Riverside, California, one brother, Joseph Battles (Patricia) of Shreveport, along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that he loved and cared about.
Visitation will be observed from 1:00 pm on Friday until service time at the church.
Published in The Town Talk on Feb. 14, 2013