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Obituary: James Tilford Batts, 86

James Tilford Batts, age 86 of Cedar Hill, Tennessee, died Monday, February 28, 2022 at his home.

Mr. Batts was born on February 27, 1936 in Cheatham County, Tennessee to the late Oscar & Mary Perry Batts. He was an auctioneer for over 40 years. He loved to play music, loved to cook for people, and was one of the original owners of the Blanket Store. He was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Batts; son-in-law, Ricky Dietsch; grandson, Jason Dietsch; brothers, Bobby Dean, Billy Ray, and Wade Batts; sisters, Levi Mai Berlin and Betty Lou Faught.

Survivors include his daughters, Susan Dietsch and Madline Batts; grandchildren, Quenten Vanderford, Mandy Vanderford, Eric Dietsch, and Danny Dietsch; great-grandchildren, Phoenix Vanderford, Isaiah Vanderford and Tilley Binner ; and many loving nieces and nephews.


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