Mildred Battles

Mildred Spencer Battles (Johnson)

Tuesday, August 21st, 1923 - Saturday, April 11th, 2020
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Mrs. Mildred Spencer Johnson Battles, age 96, a resident of Dothan, died Saturday April 11, 2020 at the home of her daughter in Cottonwood.

Private family Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday April 14, 2020 at the Memphis Baptist Church Cemetery with Reverend’s Jim Tate and Rick Glenn officiating and Glover Funeral Home of Dothan directing.

Mrs. Battles was born on August 21, 1923 in Houston County the daughter of Walter L. Johnson and Lonie Abigail Pickle Johnson. She was a homemaker, caregiver, baby sitter, and a seamstress. Mrs. Battles was the Nursery Coordinator at Memphis Baptist Church for many years, she also served as preschool Sunday School Teacher for over 70 years. She was a 1942 graduate of Cottonwood High School and a member of Memphis Baptist Church for most of her life.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Harmon Battles, 4 sisters, Meril Howell, Inez Stringfellow, Maxine Smith, and Pauline Crawford; 4 brothers, Clarence Johnson, Olis Johnson, Ray Johnson and Earl Johnson; a son-in-law, Hasten McCardle.

Survivors include: 2 daughters, Edna Battles McCardle, Cottonwood; Vicki Battles Green (Rev. Joe), Knoxville, Tn.; 1 sister, Jewell Steel Butler, Dothan; 7 grandchildren, Wendy Williams (David), Stacy McCardle (Kim), Kristy Lee (Heath) all of Cottonwood; Matthew Green (Julie), Crossville, Tn.; Charis Poole and Stephanie Green, and Hannah Cooper (Mark), all of Knoxville, Tn.; 13 great-grandchildren, Kassidy Williams, Jaylin Marchman (Tyler), Amanda Neuman, Cody McCardle (Brianna Hernandez), Benjamin McCardle (Brianna Chiles), Dylan McCardle, Chloe Lee, Joshiah, Green, Levi Green, Lucy Green, Allan Poole, Analise Poole and Lynn; 1 great-great granddaughter, Finnley Graham; 4 sisters-in-law, Carolyn Hall (Gene), Dothan; Rudean Howell, Dothan; Frances Ingram, Hartford, and Debbie Johnson; several nieces and nephews.

Special thank you to Kindred Hospice and all of nurses and caregivers especially Miriam and Montrel.

Glover Funeral Home of Dothan has been entrusted with the arrangements. (334) 699-3888. Please sign the guestbook online at
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Service Details

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, April 14th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, April 14th, 2020 10:00am
    Memphis Baptist Church Cemetery
    4595 Eddins Road
    DOTHAN, AL 36301
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Reverend Jim Tate
  • Interment

    Tuesday, April 14th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, April 14th, 2020 10:00am
    Memphis Baptist Church Cemetery
    4595 Eddins Road
    DOTHAN, AL 36301
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Lori Roney

Posted at 11:33am
My heartfelt prayers to Mrs. Mildred’s entire family. I know you all were such a loving joy to her. And what an amazing Godly example she was to all of you and to all those she touched. Though missing Mrs. Mildred will be hard, thinking of the new vibrant life she has now in heaven with our Lord and Savior, I hope will bring a smile and peace to your heart.
Continued love and prayers for you all.
Lori Roney

Skyler Webb, Micki Williams, Sue Tillis, and Gina

Posted at 05:37pm
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain:
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Posted at 08:53pm
We are so sorry for the loss of your mother.
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Mary Eldridge

Posted at 12:35pm
Edna, so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. I will never forget the times we would see them growing up and your Mom and Dad were always the same where ever you saw them. My prayers and thoughts are with you and all your family. May God give you the strength and peace during these times. Love to all. Mary Hughes Eldridge

Iris Ann Gillespie Posted at 08:17pm

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort for entire family.

Sue Glass Gray

Posted at 10:53am
Praying for you during this time - God’s strength and peace. Much love, Sue Glass Gray.

Vicki Green Posted at 10:11am

Thank you, Sue—it’s so good to hear from you! Love, Vicki

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