Deacon Debby Battle was the fourth eldest of six children born to the proud parents of Ellis and Velma Battle on March 6, 1955. He was educated in Troup County, Georgia and was a proud member of the graduating Class of 1974 of LaGrange High School. He furthered his education at West Georgia Technical College in LaGrange, Georgia where he received a Degree in Auto Mechanic. Deacon Battle accepted Christ into his life at an early age. He was a devoted, dedicated, and dependable member of the Arbor Grove Baptist Church. He faithfully served on many ministries including Deacon Ministry, Sunday School Teacher, Male Chorus, Audio Ministry, Van Ministry, and Chairman of the Finance Committee. In 2007, he received one of his most prized awards, Arbor Grove Man of the Year. Debby was employed by Yamaha Motor Manufacture in Newnan, Georgia for over 15 years. He was also a proud owner and operator of Battle's Video and Photography. On August 30, 2003, Deacon Battle married the love of his life, Donna Boone. This union was blessed with one child, De'Jaylyn, who was his pride and joy. Deacon Battle enhanced the lives of many through his videos and pictures. He was known to everyone as someone who always helped people out, whether it would be words of advice or just lending a helping hand. On Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at West Georgia Medical Center, Debby passed away, surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his parents. The great legacy of his love and Christian service will be cherished by his wife, Donna Battle; his son, De'Jaylyn T. Battle; three daughters, Veleka L. Battle, La-Grange, GA; Adrian S. (Michael) Lebron, Atlanta, GA; Wendi (Christopher) Johnson, LaGrange, GA; four grandchildren, Shaela B. Battle, Alana E. Lebron, Malia I. Lebron, and Ezra C. Johnson; one brother, Eddie L. (Evelyn) Battle, LaGrange, GA; four sisters, Janice E. Battle, Lavonnia F. Battle, Neatha J. Battle and Alfreda (Tharius) Epps; all of LaGrange, GA; two aunts, Virlyn Battle, of LaGrange, GA; Bertha Battle, Chicago, IL; one uncle, Carroll R. Dunlap, Atlanta, GA; two brothers- in-law, George (Avius) Boone, LaGrange, GA; Kendall (Melissa) Boone, Dallas, GA; three sistersin- law, Laree P. Boone, Bronxi, NY; Benita (Oscar) Thurmond, Ellenwood, GA; Lorraine Boone, LaGrange, GA; special cousin, Tracy Truitt, Lanett, AL; special friends, Deacon John Jackson, LaGrange, GA; Michael Woodard, LaGrange, GA; and a host of neices, nephews, cousins, friends, Arbor Grove Church Family, and Yamaha Family. The Celebration of Life Service was held on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 1:00 PM at First Baptist Church, Fannin Street. Rev. Steven R. Chambers officiated. Burial followed at Restlawn Memory Gardens.
Lakes-Dunson-Robertson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.