Services for the Rev. Buford Battin, 89, of El Paso will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at First Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. John Donnerberg and the Rev. Pat Patterson officiating.
Burial will be in Abernathy Cemetery under the direction of Franklin-Bartley Funeral Home.
He died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002.
He was born Oct, 23, 1912, in St. Jo and was a resident of El Paso since 1989. He married Cordelia Shelton in Lamesa in 1932. She died Jan. 8, 1987. He married Margaret Calhoun on Nov. 10, 1989, in El Paso.
He was an honor graduate of Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. He was ordained as an elder in the Church of the Nazarene on Nov. 19, 1936, and was a pastor for 25 years in churches in New Mexico, Texas and Washington.
He served as an evangelist in the Church of the Nazarene for more than 25 years, visiting churches throughout the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Tom of Ruidoso and Charles of Lubbock; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to First Church of the Nazarene, Chicago and S. Loop 289, Lubbock, Texas.
Cordelia V. Shelton Battin
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