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Earlene C. (Murphy) Battle

September 7, 1940 ~ July 28, 2018 (age 77)
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Newark – Earlene Cornelus (Murphy) Battle, 77, entered eternal rest on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at her home with her family by her side.

Family will greet friends on Wednesday (Aug. 1) from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Norman L. Waterman Funeral Home, Inc, 124 W. Miller St, Newark. A private Memorial Service and burial in Rest Haven Cemetery will take place at the convenience of the family.

Mrs. Battle was born the daughter of the late William and Louise (Houston) Murphy on Saturday, September 7, 1940, in Belleville, Arkansas. After arriving in Newark, she worked for the Newark Developmental Center as an aide retiring in 1997. Mrs. Battle enjoyed going to the casino and cooking. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

Mrs. Battle will be remembered by her sons, Robert L. (Tammy) Battle Jr., Greg (Julie) Battle, and Jerome Battle; daughters, Jackie Battle, Kelly (Lenard) Scott, Neda (Coletta) Battle, Tina (Jeffery) Battle, and Tionesta Battle; thirteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren; brothers, Melvin, Herbert and Sammy Murphy; sisters, Johnnie May Huddleston, Earnestine Davis, and Dorothy (Tyman) Meals; many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Battle was predeceased by her husband, Robert L. Battle Sr. on August 9, 2000; son, Dennis Battle; mother-in-law, Lena May James.

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