Vernon Lee Batson

Born: Sat., Oct. 14, 1944
Died: Tue., Nov. 17, 2009

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Vernon Lee Batson, age 65, of Oxford, GA, died Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle, GA. Born in Greene County on October 14, 1944, he was the son of the late Carl Lee Batson and Ruby Merritt Batson. He graduated from Greensboro High School in 1962 and attended North Georgia Technical School at Clarksville for two years. He served his country in the United States Navy for four years and was stationed in Puerto Rico during the Vietnam War. In 1970, he married the former Barbara Johnson of Greensboro, GA. For thirty-four years he worked as a communication Technician for AT&T. Vernon was a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and especially his family.

He is survived by his wife of thirty-nine years, Barbara Johnson Batson of Oxford, GA; a daughter, Jennifer Sorrow and husband Kevin and three sons, Wade Batson and wife Jill, Aaron Batson and wife Leigh and Carl Batson and wife Sherry all of Oxford, GA; two sisters, Carol Batson Finch and husband Johnny of Greensboro, GA and Marjorie Batson Ellenberg and husband Maner of Siloam, GA; a brother, Donald Batson and wife Carol of Eatonton, GA; seven grandchildren, Aley Batson, Blake Batson, Claire Batson, Garrett Sorrow, Mason Sorrow, McKenna Sorrow and Samantha Batson; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Travis Batson and Horace Batson.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, November 20, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the McCommons Chapel with Rev. Sean Nix and Ray Singleton officiating. Interment will follow at Walker United Methodist Church Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Rodney Batson, Scott Batson, Keith Ellenberg, Pete Finch, Ceils Merritt and Alan Satterfield. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p. m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday night at McCommons Funeral Home. The family requests that any memorials be made to Macedonia Baptist Church, P. O. Box 1357, Oxford, GA 30054. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Pete & Tracy Finch
   Posted Wed November 18, 2009
Thank you for the wonderful memories. We love you.

sandra beal jordan
   Posted Thu November 19, 2009
I am so sorry for your loss. I went to school with Veron and thougt a lot of him.I pray God will help you through this time of hurt and sorrow. Sandra

Nadine Batson Daniel
   Posted Thu November 19, 2009
So sorry to hear of Vernon's passing. He is my cousin and although several years older, he was always sweet and kind to me. I am J.W. Batson's daughter. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Melissa Trent
   Posted Thu November 19, 2009
My deepest sympathy to your family at this time of sorrow. Vernon is in God's care now and what better care could we ever ask for him? I pray for your family's comfort in the days ahead. God bless your family and keep you in His tender care and love for all eternity. Matthew 5:4 "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted".

Doreen and Greg Autry
   Posted Thu November 19, 2009
Hi Carl, We're so sorry to hear about your dad. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Greg and Doreen

Karen Batson Frischkorn
   Posted Thu November 19, 2009
I am so sorry for your loss. He was a fine person!

Lynn Fincher
   Posted Thu November 19, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this sad time and loss. Love and prayers Lynn Fincher

Stacy & Sally Adams
   Posted Thu November 19, 2009
With Deepest Sympathy.

Jan Middlebrooks
   Posted Thu November 19, 2009
When the Lord calls our loved ones home, he leaves a gift of memories in exchange. I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that your happy memories will carry you through this sorrowful time.

Robert Frischkorn
   Posted Thu November 19, 2009
I'm deeply saddened for your loss at this time. Although I didn't know Vern personally, I heard many family member speak highly of him. I offer the family my condolences at your time of sadness and will continue our prayers. Robert Frischkorn

Angela Batson Harris
   Posted Thu November 19, 2009
I am very sorry for your loss. I remember Vernon from when I was a child. I never realized that he and Kenneth looked so much alike. May God watch over you and your family during this time.

LaVerne Roper-Ramkisson
   Posted Thu November 19, 2009
Dear Jennifer My Heart Aches for you. I am truly sorry for you loss. During your most difficult times, please don't see me as just a co-worker, but as a friend who cares. I pray that God's Holy Spirit will comfort you and all your family who grieve with you. I hope you know you have friends who will listen and care ...and I am one of them. Genuinely sent with Love and deep felt sympathy LaVerne Roper-Ramkisson

Larry and Donna Ham
   Posted Thu November 19, 2009
We just want to express our sincere condolences to you and your family. The picture of Vernon was great and just as I remember him. I will always have fond memories of working with Vernon and will miss talking with him from time to time. You will all continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

Kay Ellenberg McClendon
   Posted Thu November 19, 2009
Dear Aunt Barbara, Wade, Aaron, Jennifer, Carl and families, My heart aches for all of you. I will miss Uncle Vernon's shy smile and quiet strength. He was such a good person. Mother loved him dearly as did we. I wish that I could be there. If I didn't have a sick baby, I would. My heart and prayers go out to all of you. We will all miss him very much. Much love, Kay and family

Ken Batson
   Posted Fri November 20, 2009
Sorry to hear of your loss. While we mourn the Angels rejoy. May God's blessing be with you and your great family.

Suzette Lundy
   Posted Sat November 21, 2009
I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember his sweet presence. I remember when visiting with Uncle Carl and all Vernon's brothers and sisters, how loving and quite and protective he was. I remember thinking "what a great brother he was." Many blessings to all of you. A loving cousin

Shirley and Emmett Caldwell
   Posted Sun November 22, 2009
Barbara and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time and the days to come.

James & Laurie Harris
   Posted Mon November 30, 2009
Our deepest & most heartfelt sympathy to all of you for your loss. He was a great man who will be missed by many. You all are in our prayers...