Frances O’Donnell Battle

Published 11:48 am Monday, July 18, 2011

Aug. 9, 1917  –

July 16, 2011

Frances O’Donnell Battle, 93, of Bainbridge, died Saturday, July 16, 2011 at Big Bend Hospice House in Tallahassee.

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A private graveside funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 21, at Oak City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308-5428.

Frances was born Aug. 9, 1917, in Princess Anne, Md., the daughter of Emory Cashier Smith and Miriam Agnes Pruitt Smith. She was a member of First Baptist Church and a registered nurse.

Mrs. Battle was preceded in death by her husbands, Thomas Francis O’Donnell M.D. and Eliot Battle; and her brother, Calvin Smith.

Survivors include her sons, William James O’Donnell, Ph.D. of North Topsail Beach, N.C., and Robert Lee O’Donnell, J.D. of Virginia Beach, Va.; her grandchildren, William James O’Donnell Jr., Robert Lee O’Donnell Jr., Ryan William O’Donnell and Scott Thomas O’Donnell; her great-grandchildren, Miah Elizabeth O’Donnell, Robert Lee O’Donnell III, Carter David O’Donnell and Jackson Clayton O’Donnell.

Ivey Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.