Funeral services for Flo Batton, age 83, of Jacksonville, are scheduled for 2 o’clock in the afternoon Sunday, January 17, 2016 at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville with Ernest Higginbotham officiating. She will be laid to rest at Pierce’s Chapel Cemetery in Jacksonville. Mrs. Batton passed away Friday, January 15, 2016 in Jacksonville. She was born December 14, 1932 in Jacksonville to Robert “Coon” and Mildred (Slider) Rainey. Flo worked for Saving of Texas and she was a member of Pierce’s Chapel Assembly of God. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Billie Gene Batton. Survivors include her sons, Greg Batton, Brian Batton and wife Robin, all of Jacksonville; daughter, Denise Jackson and husband Bon of Jacksonville; and brother, Robert Rainey and wife Debbie of Rusk; sister-in-law, Syble Stevens of Irving; nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and niece, Eleni Brooks of Dallas. Pallbearers will be Derek Jackson, Lane Batton, Scott Batton, Lance Rainey, Larry Pittillo, Bob Batton, Choyce Batton, Jimmy Warren and Roger Warren. Visitation will begin on Saturday, January 16, 2016 and friends are cordially invited to visit with the family from 6 to 8 o’clock in the evening at Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville. Rather than customary condolences, memorials in honor of Flo may be made to: Pierce’s Chapel Assembly of God, 7210 FM 747 S. Jacksonville, Texas 75766 or to Heart to Heart Hospice, 7925 S. Broadway Ave. Suite 1140, Tyler, Texas 75703.
Published on  January 15, 2016