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Herbert Lee Battle

Mr. Herbert Lee Battle of Halifax Road, Halifax, and formerly of Paterson, N.J., died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 83.

 Mr. Battle was born in Paterson, N.J. on Dec. 1, 1928 and was the first of six children born to the late Mr. Alfred Battle and Mrs. Pauline Nixon Battle. He was married to the late Mrs. Eleanor Ellerbee Battle. 

Until his recent illness Mr. Battle was a longtime resident of Paterson, where he received his education in the public school system. He served his country during the Korean Conflict in the United States Army and was a former employee of Ford Motor Company, Paramount Foam Company and the Paterson Board of Education.

 Mr. Battle is survived by three children, Mr. Herbert Battle Jr. and wife Karen of Plainfield, Ill., Ms. Karen Battle and the Rev. Diane Battle, both of Halifax; five grandchildren, Jenae, Jasmine, Courtney, Carli and Chanel; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ms. Gloria Battle and Ms. Jean Battle, both of Elmwood Park, N.J. and Mrs. Joyce Inge of Saddle Brook, N.J.; and a host of aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends, including the devoted Mr. Charlie Barksdale of South Boston.

 Funeral services for Mr. Herbert Lee Battle will be Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. at The Crawford House Chapel in Halifax. A second funeral service will take place Friday, Oct. 19, at 1 p.m. at Bragg Funeral Home in Paterson, N.J. with burial to follow at Fairlawn Cemetery. 

 The family is receiving friends at the home of the Rev. Diane Battle, 5125 Halifax Road, Halifax.

 Funeral services are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.