Donald Bateman, 61, of Paragould died Thursday, July 12, 2001, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. Born at Piggott, he was a former assistant manager of a grocery store and served in the Navy.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Bateman of the home; a son, Donald Bateman Jr. of Paragould; two daughters, Thelma Brown and Deronda Bateman, both of Paragould; three brothers, Robert Bateman, Ronald Bateman and Wayne Bateman, all of Paragould; six sisters, Peggy Huckabee and Georgia Huckabee, both of Cardwell, and Shirley Gilliam, Janie Stanfill, Barbara Franklin and Ethel Rippy, all of Paragould; and eight grandchildren.
A graveside service was held at 1:30 Sunday at New Friendship Cemetery in Paragould with Benny Isom officiating. Mitchell Funeral Home of Paragould was in charge of arrangements.