Margaret Ayers Batchelor, 82, died Thursday, May 6, 2010 at The Service League of Greenville Inpatient Hospice after a one-month illness.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at Sunnyside Cemetery in Scotland Neck. The Reverend Doctor James Drake will be presiding.
Margaret was born on November 28, 1927 in Robersonville, NC to the late Walter Ayers and Fannie Brown Ayers. She married Corbett Moore Batchelor on October 29, 1945 in Baltimore MD. Corbett had just returned home from serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II and Margaret was a U.S. Cadet Nurse in Baltimore. Since that time, she has remained devoted, spending a few years in Memphis, TN and the balance of their 64-year marriage living on their farm outside of Scotland Neck. Margaret was most passionate about her three daughters, three grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. Among her hobbies were gardening, especially freezing and canning vegetables and blueberries from the gardens. She loved sharing these items with friends and family. She also cherished her friends in Christ who loved and supported her. Margaret will be remembered for her persevering faith in Jesus Christ by which she and Corbett raised their family and lived their lives.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Elizabeth Carol Batchelor; brothers and sisters; Gladys Gay Ayers, Lonnie Ray Ayers, Carrie A. Harrell, and James Earl Ayers.
Margaret is survived by her husband, Corbett Moore Batchelor; children, Shirley B. Acree and husband James of Carrollton, VA, Janet B. Parker and husband Mark of Wendell, and Sybil B. Howard of Scotland Neck; grandchildren, Joel C. Acree and wife Renea of Smithfield, VA, Jan L. Ledermann and husband Michael of Matthews, and Jamie “Lani” Acree-Cowan and husband Bruce of Carrollton, VA; great grandchildren; Lauren Acree, Brendan Acree, Channing Acree, Skyler Acree, Shelby Ledermann, Emily Ledermann, Michael Ledermann, and Heather Cowan; sisters and brother in-law, Doris A. Keel of Youngsville, Frances A. Buck of Conetoe, and Richard Harrell of Tarboro.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 7, 2010 at Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck. Other times the family will be at the home at 2076 Winslow Road, Scotland Neck.
Arrangements are being handled by Letchworth Funeral Home in Scotland Neck.