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Margaret Roughton Bateman

August 25, 1936 August 18, 2015
Margaret Roughton Bateman
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Obituary for Margaret Roughton Bateman
Margaret Roughton Bateman, 78, of Columbia died Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at Vidant Chowan Hospital in Edenton.

Born August 25, 1936 in Tyrrell County she was the daughter of the late Joseph Roughton and Colendia Brickhouse Roughton and was preceded in death by her brother, Delton Lee Roughton. Margaret was a retired receptionist with the Tyrrell County Board of Education and a member of Sound Side Missionary Baptist Church.

Her family includes her husband, Lionel Corey Bateman, Sr. of Columbia, N.C.; daughters, Crystal Bateman Cowen and husband Henry of Hoschton, Ga. and Ruth Bateman Spencer and husband Louis of Columbia, N.C.; sons, Lionel Corey Bateman, Jr. and wife Sandra of Edenton, N.C., Clark James Bateman of Rocky Mount, N.C. and Hal Joseph Bateman and wife Donna of Columbia, N.C.; sister, Faye Roughton Kidd of Wilmington, N.C.; grandchildren, Terra Clark and husband Walter, Eric Bateman and wife Leta, Lionel Bateman, III and wife Sara, David Bateman and wife Jennifer, Kristopher Bateman, Kevin Bateman, Adrienne Rose and husband Josh, Matthew Bateman, Hal Joseph Bateman, Jr. and wife Kaitlyn, John Bateman, Cameron Cowen, Hailey Cowen, Carrie Armstrong and husband Tony and Nathan Spencer; great grandchildren, Michael Clark, Tristan Bateman, Noah Bateman, Scarlett Bateman, Ian Bateman, Gracyn Bateman, Kalli Burgen, Olivia Rose, Gabriel Rose, Sophia Rose, Hal Joseph Bateman, III, Laney Woodard and Evan Armstrong.

Funeral service will be held Friday, August 21, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Sound Side Missionary Baptist Church with Reverend Timothy Hayes and Dr. Jeff Crabtree officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Family will receive friends on Thursday, August 20, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Sound Side Missionary Baptist Church and other times at the residence.

Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home, Creswell.
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