Billie “Joyce” Batts, age 82, of Cedar Hill, Tennessee, died Monday, September 16, 2019
at her home.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 19, at 1 p.m. at Austin & Bell
Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Dr. David Harrell officiating. Burial will follow at
Stewart Family cemetery in Ashland City with Ricky Boyd, Robert Harris, Danny Young,
Jason Dietsch, Eric Dietsch, and Danny Dietsch serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m. and again
on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the hour of service at 1 p.m.
Mrs. Batts was born on December 17, 1936 in New Hope, Alabama to Vera Patterson
Hayes and the late Robert Dewey Hayes. She was a homemaker and loved to square dance.
She was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her brother, Jimmy Wayne Hayes;
and her son-in-law, Ricky Dietsch.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, James Batts; daughters, Susan
Dietsch and Madline Balthrop; brother, Robert (Denise) Hayes; grandchildren, Quenten
(Brandy) Vanderford, Mandy (Seth) Vanderford, Jason, Eric, and Danny Dietsch; and six
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to any Hospice of one’s choice.
Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements.
6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146 (615) 746-4433 www.austinandbell.com