March 1945 Hillsboro Mirror
H. W. BATIS
H. W. Batis, 400 Corsicana Street, a long time and well known resident of Hillsboro, passed away at 11:15 oclock Tuesday night, March 27, aged 79 years.
Funeral services will be held at Marshall and Marshall Chapel at 11 oclock Thursday morning with Dr. R. E. Day, pastor of the First Baptist Church officiating.
Interment will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Denton, Texas, at 4 oclock Thursday afternoon.
Mr. Batis was born in Cooke County, Illinois, August 8, 1865. He came to Texas with his parents at the age of 9, the family locating in Denton County where he spent his boyhood days.
After reaching manhood, he was engaging in business there. He came to Hillsboro in 1906 and had continued to make his home here since.
Mr. Batis traveled for some thirty years for the Burris Mill and Elevator Company, retiring a few years ago on account of his health.
He united with the church when a boy and for many years had been a member of the First Baptist Church.
He was married to Sudie Emily McGaughy on Dec. 16, 1889, who passed away Nov. 25, 1905. A daughter, Mrs. Alma Batis Davis, died Oct. 9, 1935.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Berdie Batis, to whom he was married Dec. 24, 1906; one brother, N. C. Batis of Sanger, Texas; a sister, Mrs. E. M. Rucker of Krum; one daughter, Mrs. J. F. Kuykendall of Fort Worth; two sons, Harry Batis of Austin and J. Perry Batis of Hillsboro; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.