Margaret Etheridge Bateman

Published 11:34 am Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Oct. 10, 1922 – Dec. 1, 2018

CRESWELL — Margaret Etheridge Bateman, 96, of Creswell died Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Tyrrell House in Columbia.

Born October 10, 1922 in Tyrrell County she was the daughter of the late Wesley Gray Etheridge and Willie Snell Etheridge and was preceded in death by her husband Edgar Enoch “Ed” Bateman; son-in-law, Johnnie Patrick Bass; sisters, Susie Pitcher and Elizabeth Stallings; brothers, Frank Etheridge and Wesley Etheridge; great grandson, John Wayne Patrick. Margaret was a retired bookkeeper with Bateman Logging Company, Inc. and a member of Creswell Baptist Church. She was a former member of the Pettigrew Extension Homemakers Club, Extension Citizenship Leader for Washington County, 4-H Leader for Lake Phelps and member of Creswell Baptist Church WMU.

Her family includes her daughter Betty Ann Bateman Bass of Edenton, N.C.; sons, Wayne Bateman and wife Brenda of Creswell, N.C. and Joe Bateman and wife Christine of Cullman, AL.; grandchildren, Debbie Bateman, Julie Laney and husband Eric, Amy Patrick and husband Heath, Lori Armstrong and husband James, Leann McGowan and husband Quinton, Peggy Bass, Patrick Bass and wife April, April Nordstrom and husband Kenny and David Bass and wife Laura; great grandchildren, Sara, Grant, Taylor, Tucker, Darren, Dava Gray, Susan, Morgan, Lydia, Maddox, Thatcher and Avery; great-great grandchild, Charlee Gray.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Creswell Baptist Church, Creswell with Reverend Jim Parrish and Pastor Eddie Coltrain officiating. Burial will follow in Azalea Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends on Monday, December 3, 2018 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Maitland Funeral Home, Creswell and other times at the residence of her son, Wayne.

Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home, Creswell. Online condolences may be made to the family at