May 31, 1926 - November 7, 2020
Ms. Doris Ricketson Batten, age 94 of Douglas, passed away late Saturday evening, November 7, 2020 at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, FL following a short illness. Ms. Batten was born May 31, 1926 to the late Alton Ricketson and the late Irma Smith Ricketson Rollins. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Batten and 3 Siblings: Jean Latham, Raymond Ricketson and Mae Anderson. Ms. Batten, a native of Coffee County, was a homemaker. She had an associates degree in education and taught school at Ambrose and Upton Schools in Coffee County. She also had her real estate license and had previously worked at Paulk and Batten Livestock Market for a number of years. Ms. Batten was a member of American Legion and the Coffee Square Dancers. She was also a member of Rocky Pond Baptist Church. Survivors include: 3 Children: Terry Cook of Douglas, GA Greg Batten of Douglas, GA Kathy Stone and husband Stan of Douglas, GA 4 Siblings: Myrtle Matthews and Mary Thacker both of Douglas, GA J. T. Ricketson and wife Jean of Fort Valley, GA Frankie Smith of Jamestown, NC 6 Grandchildren: Josh Cook and wife Sarah of Austin, TX Reagan Stone of Savannah, GA Whitney Stone of Hazlehurst, Ga Elias Batten, Mac Batten and Mason Batten all of Jacksonville, FL 1 Great Grandchild: Sampson Cook of Austin, TX 1 Sister-in-Law: Sue Bordeaux of Douglas, GA Several Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and many Friends The graveside service and entombment will be Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 PM at Grantham Cemetery with Rev. Bobby Fussell, Rev. Larry Stone and Bro. Timothy Fussell officiating. Memorial services will follow at a later date. Pallbearers for the service will be: Josh Cook, Reagen Stone, Whitney Stone, Elias Batten, Mac Batten, Mason Batten and Stan Stone Please note, due to COVID-19, attendees are asked to observe six foot social distancing at the graveside and entombment service. Please wear your mask for safety precautions and in accordance with CDC guidelines. We do not furnish masks. Ricketson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Ms. Doris Ricketson Batten, age 94 of Douglas, passed away late Saturday evening, November 7, 2020 at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, FL following a short illness. Ms. Batten was born May 31, 1926 to the late Alton Ricketson and the late... View Obituary & Service Information
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