In Memoriam
Thomas  Eli  Batson
Sequoyah  Student     1952 ~ 1958

Thomas Eli Batson  (Seq. Class of 1958) , 67, of Harrison, formerly of Dekalb, Texas, passed away Tuesday, April 25 (2006) at his home.

      Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 27, at Ketcher Cemetery in Westville, Okla., with Thomas E. Batson, II providing the eulogy. Local arrangements are by Coffman Funeral Home in Harrison.

     The son of Elmer Riley and Aggie Faith (Padgett) Batson was born Nov. 18, 1938, in Adair, Okla. He was a mechanic and worked with vending machines.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents; a brother; and a daughter, Sheila Mathese.

     He is survived by his wife, Peggy Jean (Pleasant) Batson of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Thomas E. Batson, II and Fay of Harrison; three sisters, Clara Batson Pike(Seq.Cls '55) , Marie Oxford and Betty Frier; two brothers,  Owen Batson (Seq.  Soph. '60) and  John Batson(Seq. Cls '64) ; and six grandchildren.

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Owen, Thomas and Peggy meet Cherokee Chief
Chad Smith, at the 2002 Sequoyah Alumni Reunion


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Stanley & Lois Speaks 
Tigard, Oregon 
April 29, 2006 8:17 PM            We are sorry to hear the passing of Thomas Batson, Sequoyah Alumni Member. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Lois and Stan  


Charles and Ruby Cochran 
Plano Texas 
April 27, 2006 6:50 PM           To the friends and family of Thomas Batson, Ruby and I were saddened to learn of the passing of Thomas and will remember him as he was the last time we were together: the 2002 Sequoyah Alumni Reunion.

I'll remember Thomas as being the best marble shooter at Sequoyah in the 1950s. A 6ft circle with marbles in the center; kneeling in the dirt, Thomas, with those big hands and steely (ball bearing), would bust the pot, then by ones and twos, he would clear the circle and take all our marbles. 

We'll miss him,

Charles and Ruby Cochran