Marvin Batson Dog & Archery Supplies (Marvin - Fayola - Marvin, Jr - Jeff - Susan - Sandy - Kayla - Jordan - Kasey - Korey)
In 1963, Marvin Batson and his brother, Jim, took over their father's filling station at the corner of Highway AB and Farm Road 124, just west of Springfield, MO., in the community of Elwood. The brothers father had owned the store for two years when they took over. At that time, the store offered many common convenience and grocery store items, and of course, gasoline. A few years after the Batson sons took over, Jim left the business and Marvin remained. It was his influence and love of foxhounds that would change the scope of the store forever. Today, the store, Batson Dog & Archery, sells all varieties of dog foods, dog collars, engraved collars, archery products including a wide variety of bows, bow fishing supplies and all trapping supplies.
Marvin has two sons, Jeff and Marvin Jr., who have helped in the store as needed over the years. Susan, Jeff's wife, has worked full-time along side Marvin. Sr., since 1991. This second generation of Batson brothers are now carrying on the tradition started by their father over 50 years ago.
Fayola Lucille Batson
Fayola Lucille Batson, 61, Elwood, went to be with the Lord at 8:25 p.m. Sunday, March 6, 2005. She was born January 29, 1944, to Boyd Teal and Violet Teal Nash of Roy, Mo. Fayola and husband, Marvin Batson, have pastored Elwood Full Gospel for over 20 years and they have operated Batson Dog and Archery Supplies since 1963. Fayola also enjoyed painting pictures and blessing people with them. Survivors include her husband, Rev. Marvin Batson; two sons, Marvin Batson, Jr., and wife, Sandy, and Jeffrey Batson and wife, Susan, Springfield; three granddaughters, Kayla, Jordan, Kasey; mother, Violet Nash; two brothers, Raymond Teal and Rodney Nash. Fayola was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Teal; father, Boyd Teal; and step-father, Clell Nash. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 10, 2005, in Elwood Full Gospel Church with Rev. Faye Yates officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Church Steeple Fund in her honor.
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Marvin Batson Dog & Archery Supplies 1505 N. State Highway AB Springfield MO. 65802 Phone: (417) 866-0926