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Mary Ann Wilkerson Battles, 69
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Morrison resident and Grundy County native Mary Ann Wilkerson Battles, 69, was born Oct. 11, 1952 and died June 20 at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville following an extended illness.

A retired employee of Carrier Corp. and member of Browntown Church of Christ, she was the daughter of the late Dave Wilkerson and Nancy Louise Wooten Wilkerson of Grundy County. She was married on Jan. 2, 1971 to Larry D. Battles of Morrison. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her sister Ida Mae Cummings.

In addition to her husband and mother, Mrs. Battles is survived by daughters Gale (Nelson) Ramsey of McMinnville, and Martisha (Bobby) Mays of Morrison, grandchildren Kaitlyn and Kennedy Ramsey, step-grandson Tyler Ramsey of Houston, Texas, great-grandson Kailo Reece Brown, brothers Eugene (Joyce) Wilkerson and Jimmy (Linda) Wilkerson, both of Morrison, and sisters Teresa Carney of McMinnville, and Nancy Wilkerson of Morrison.

Funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at High’s Chapel with Chris Whitaker officiating. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Warren County. Visitation will be held Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of service at High’s. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) June 22, 2022