Lloyd E. "Gene" Batten, 80, of Spencer, WV, died Wednesday, June 5, 2002, in Roane General Hospital, Spencer, after a short illness.

He was born March 1, 1922, in Spencer, a son of the late John James and Bertha Loutechia Black Batten. He was a retired machinist, Army veteran of W.W.II, and member of the Living Church of God, Ripley, WV.

Survivors include a son, Charles Edward Batten of Atlanta, Georgia; sisters, Audra Shields and Edna Starcher both of Spencer and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Sue Batten; brothers, Robert F. and Richard "Dick" Batten and sister, Addie Florence Miller.

A funeral service will be conducted Sunday, June 9 at 2 p.m. at the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer. Pastor Val Burgett will officiate. Burial will be Monday, June 10 at 1 p.m. in the WV National Cemetery, Pruntytown, WV. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday.