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Paula Henley Battles

February 24, 1929 ~ November 1, 2018 (age 89)

Paula Henley Battles, 89, passed away peacefully at her home on November 1, 2018. Paula was born February 24, 1929, in Tullos, Louisiana, to Carlos and Love Henley. She was a graduate of Winnfield High School in Winnfield, Louisiana, and a 36-year employee and retiree of AT&T.

She is survived by her brother Richard Henley of Folsom, Louisiana; sons Michael Graves of Pride, Louisiana, and David Graves of Vienna, Austria; stepdaughters Donna Williams of McKinney, Texas; Holly Deckard of Willard, Missouri; and Stephanie Kiebel of Jefferson City, Missouri; as well as multiple grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Paula was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 48 years, Don Battles; former husband, Norman Graves; brothers Carlos and John Henley; sisters Marjorie McCartney, Madge Holmes, and Helen Simmons; daughter Karen Masoner; son Steve Graves; and grandson Jason Graves.

Visitation will be at Resthaven Funeral Home in Baton Rouge on Saturday, November 10, from 1-2pm, followed by a memorial service from 2-3pm. Interment will follow the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society or the local cancer support charity of your choice.

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