Following is a transcription of the above person's (TN) obituary from the Springfield Record, Springfield, Robertson Co., TN, dated 01/19/1888:
A Sad Death.
With much regret we announce the death of Mrs. W. J. BATTS, nee Miss Maggie LONG, which sad event occurred at the home of her father, J. H. LONG, Sr., Sunday January 8, 1888, at 4:30 p. m. This bereavement falls heavily upon her devoted husband and relatives. No lady ever lived in any community that commanded more of esteem and respect than did she. For a number of years before her happy union with Mr. BATTS she was the acknowledged belle of that section. As gentle as zephyr, as pure as a dewdrop, as brilliant in her accomplishments as a ray of sunshine--how could she fail to be esteemed by those who knew her. She has gone to a purer realm where no deaths ever occur. To that beautiful world she calls her loved ones, and for genuine consolation to the bereaved, we commend them to the one who is the supreme ruler of that beautiful world of flowers, sunshine and unsullied love.