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PO Box 176
24497 Mary N. Smith Rd.
Accomac, VA 23301
Phone: 757-787-2504
Fax: 757-787-5606
Oliver Battle

Oliver Curtis "Curt" Battle

Monday, June 13th, 1955 - Sunday, August 23rd, 2020
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Oliver Curtis Battle, also known as “Curt,” was born on June 13,1955 in Cape Charles, Virginia to the late Beatrice Battle and Opel Durey. Curt departed this life on Sunday, August 23, 2020 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Maryland at 1:43AM.

Curt attended Northampton County School before transferring to Cape Charles High School, where he graduated in the year of 1973. He attended Chincoteague Community College, where he joined their basketball team. He was always willing to give orders, Curt loved working and was always moving around. He worked at a head start program in town before working on the railroad as a laborer. He was later promoted to track foreman, supervising many workers under the management of Greg Parks. In 2010, Curt was promoted once again, as Track Inspector, working a total of 40 years of service. He came out of work due to an automobile accident that forced him into retirement. Curt was hardworking, kind, and shy. His love-able spirit will truly be missed.

In 1977, Curt met and married the love of his life, Louise and this union was blessed with one daughter.

Curt later attended and joined Gaskins Chapel A.M.E. Church in Savageville, Virginia, where he served as a Trustee for many years. He was a member of the Pride of Virginia Masonic Lodge where he was a Worshipful Master.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Beatrice and Opel and a sister, Carrie.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his devoted and loving wife of forty-three years, Louise Battle; two children, Malieka Battle (Justin) and Oliver Wiggins; seven sisters, Roise (Joseph), Ella (James), Dora (Elder Vincent), Audrey (Christopher), Carleen, Paulette, and Arelia; one brother, Alexander; one sister-in-law, Lorraine(Ronnie); six grandchildren, Da’Vion, Ly’Zhane, Malik, Akhi, Winter, and Elijah; two great-grandchildren, Da’Mauri and Da’Meir, he was also happily awaiting the arrival of his third great-grandchild, Chase; children he raised as his own, Anthony, Tricia, Shonda, and Zatoria; close friends, Percy and Ilene, who were very dear to him; one god-sister, Lula; one godson, Zody; and host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 29th, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, August 29th, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Location
    Gaskins A.M.E. Cemetery
    Address
    26211 Savageville Rd.
    ONANCOCK, VA 23417
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  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, August 29th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, August 29th, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    Gaskins A.M.E. Cemetery
    Address
    26211 Savageville Rd.
    ONANCOCK, VA 23417
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    Notes
    In the light of the evolving situation with COVID-19 virus, we are making adjustments to adapt to the current health emergency. In order to reduce the spread of the virus in our community, we are limiting the public’s access to our facility. We will continue to serve our families with the utmost dignity, as well as maintain the safety guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Inc. will comply and hold all services private until further notice. We will not have any public viewings in our facility. In an effort to accommodate family and friends, we are posting photos and the funeral/graveside service video of your loved ones on their respective Book of Memory pages on our website, www.cooperandhumbles.com. This will allow you to have a lasting memory picture and attend the service virtually. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time and as soon as this matter is resolved, we will resume our normal practices.
    Officiant
    Rev. Dr. Oretha Cross
  • Interment

    Saturday, August 29th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, August 29th, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    Gaskins A.M.E. Cemetery
    Address
    26211 Savageville Rd.
    ONANCOCK, VA 23417
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Ed Wise

Posted at 09:06pm
Sorry for your loss. Curt wiill be missed. Although I cannot be there in person, my heart goes out to Loiuse and Malika and to all those who knew and loved Curt. He was a good man who I admired very much! Down to earth and easy to talk to. As my brother-in-Christ, I know he is in a great place and that I will see his smile again. Resat easy Curt; you will always be loved and missed. - Malcolm
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Elisha Morris III

Posted at 04:09pm
To Louise and family, we send our heartfelt condolences on the passing of 'Curt'! Know that you are in our hearts and mind. Here to support, 24-7!
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Dianne Davis

Posted at 11:16am
Louise and Family

Praying that the Lord will hold you close and comfort you in the days to come and that you will be strengthened by the love of family and friends.
I will always remember Curtis as that little cute boy growing up here in Cape Charles. I always thought a lot of him. When I moved back to the Shore, he had grown up and was such a well-mannered young man.

May God bless each of you.

Dianne Davis
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Joyce M. Collins

Posted at 09:23am
We are so sorry to hear of Curt's passing. I have missed our conversations at the office ( Railroad ) and knew Curt for
30+ years. May he rest in peace and know no more pain. Prayers to the family.
Frank and Joyce Collins
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