Mary Jane Bateman

Mary Jane Bateman

Mary Jane Bateman

July 4, 1923 – January 18, 2013

Date of Service: January 22, 2013

Section: Garden of Devotion

Mrs. Mary Jane Bateman, age 89, 1400 Bristol Highway, Elizabethton, TN, passed away Friday, January 18, 2013, in Life Care Center of Gray following an extended illness.

A native of Carter County, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Martha Beulah Liner Freeman. Mrs. Bateman worked for over forty years at Bemberg Corporation and for ten years at Texas Instruments in Johnson City, from where she retired. She was a member of Borderview Christian Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Martin Bateman, in 1990; a sister, Irene Elliott; and a brother, Sam Freeman.

Survivors include a son, Randy Bateman, of the home; five brothers, Wayne Freeman and wife, Tonya, Elizabethton, Ralph Freeman Jr. and wife, Nadine, Chattanooga, TN, J.W. Freeman and wife, Lois, San Diego, CA, Patrick Freeman and wife, Georgia, Johnson City, and Cecil Freeman and wife, Jean, Elizabethton; and one sister, Betty Greer, North Augusta, SC. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral service for Mrs. Mary Jane Bateman will be conducted at 6:00 P.M. Monday, January 21, 2013, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services with Mr. Gerald Holly and Mr. Kirk Langston, ministers, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mr. Scott Reynolds.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00-6:00 P.M. on Monday prior to the funeral service.

Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 22, 2013, in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Everyone attending the graveside service is asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 A.M. on Tuesday.

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Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the Bateman family. Office: (423) 543-5544.

Happy Valley Memorial Park