Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Morris Bateman

09/21/1941 - 11/18/2019

Morris Bateman, age 78 of the Nantahala community passed away Monday, November 18, 2019.

He was the son of the late Claude and Elda Neal Bateman. Morris was an outstanding basketball player at Nantahala School. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, VFW #529 of Andrews and Vietnam Veterans of America. Morris was well known for Nantahala cabbage and honey bees. He was a Vietnam veteran.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, James, T.A., Johnny, Charles, Todd and Jerry Bateman and sisters, Mary Williamson and Geneva Mosteller.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Angelia Bateman; brother, Wendall Bateman; special nephew, Zach Postell and special nieces, Debbie Mosteller and Angie Mealer.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, Friday, November 22, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Chapel in Andrews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, November 23, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Chapel in Andrews. Rev. SJ Waters and Rev. Doyce Waters will officiate. Pallbearers will be Brian Bateman, Corey Bateman, Greg Hyleman, Darren Holden, Zach Postell, Doug Bryant and Paul Bradley Bryant. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Ashe, Buddy Packhan and Carl Edwards. Burial will be held in the Aquone Cemetery in Topton, NC with full military rites conducted by the American Legion Post #96 Murphy, American Legion Post 532 Hayesville, VFW Post 6812, Hayesville, NC, the Marine Corp League Marble, NC, and the Vietnam Veterans of America.

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