|Birth: ||Dec. 21, 1914|
|Death: ||Mar. 14, 2007|
Katherine "Katie" Purviance Batson, age 92, died Wednesday night, March 14, 2007, at NHC of Athens.
She was the daughter of the late Lee Alfred and Emma Porter Purviance of Springfield, Tenn.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Shannon Merritt Batson; her son, Jerre Shannon Batson; and her brother, Alfred Porter Purviance.
A former resident of Oak Ridge, she was retired from the accounting department of the city of Oak Ridge. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, the Loyal Matrons Sunday school class, and the Elizabeth Brubaker Circle.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Thelma and Tom Pikciunas of Athens, Tenn.; one sister, Thelma Purviance of Athens; one granddaughter, Cindy Rafols of Mooresville, N.C.; one grandson, Alan Batson of Raleigh, N.C.; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2007, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. There will be no formal visitation.
The family suggests memorials be made to the E.G. Fisher Public Library, 1289 Ingleside Ave., Athens, TN 37303.
Jerry Smith Funeral Home is serving the family of Katherine P. Batson.
Published in The Oak Ridger, March 16, 2007
Shannon Merritt Batson (1913 - 1971)*
Jerre Shannon Batson (1937 - 1985)*
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Created by: Ron Manley
Record added: Dec 15, 2009
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