Mrs. Martha Batten Sewell, of Shelbyville, Tennessee, was born on November 27, 1935 and died on Wednesday, November 17, 2021.
A member of Southside Church of Christ, she was preceded in death by her father, Carl Batten, mother, Daisy Shires Batten, a sister, Jean Thompson, husband, Thomas Harry Sewell, Jr., and grandson, Brian Allen Dearing.
Martha retired in 1999 from the City of Shelbyville Recreation Department as Shelbyville Recreation Center’s administrative assistant. She also volunteered as a Pink Lady at the Bedford County Hospital for many years.
Her children are Paul (Vicki) Mangrum, Linda Bradford, Kathie Dearing (Butch Gordon), and Carolyn (David) Hedgepeth. She was blessed with 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Visitation, with family members, will be on Saturday, November 20, 2021 from 10:00 am until 12:00 noon at Lawrence Funeral Home. Graveside services and burial will follow at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Hopper Cemetery in the Laws Hill Community of Marshall County.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Mrs. Sewell, may be made to the Shelbyville-Bedford County Public Library, 220 South Jefferson Street, Shelbyville, TN 37160.
LAWRENCE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES, Chapel Hill, TN, 931-364-2233 (www.lawrencefuneral.net) in charge of arrangements.