Chephus D. Granberry, LFDE/Notary

Gwen S. Long, LFDIC/Notary

The Battle name is a renowned name in the funeral industry. W.C. Battle, Sr. embarked upon the funeral industry in Phenix City, Alabama in February of 1933. In June of 1963, W.C. Battle, Jr. opened Battle Memorial in Panama City, Florida. His vision of establishing a professional funeral service business for the African American community in Bay County and surrounding areas was an essential part of the legacy he wanted to foster. Originally located at 605 East 10th Street, the Lord blessed the family to build a new facility in 1972. The new facility and current location is 1123 Martin Luther King Jr. BLVD, formerly known as North Cove BLVD. In keeping with the legacy of W.C. Battle, Jr, son Victor B. Battle became owner and manager in 1979 until 2020. In 2021, the Battle Family leased the funeral home to Long-Granberry Funeral Services, Inc., dba/Battle Mortuary. The new Directors, Gwen S. Long and Chephus D. Granberry are current owners of Peoples Funeral Home in Marianna, Florida. Both bring a combined total of more than 50 years of experience in the funeral industry. Gwen and Chephus understand the significance of the Battle name in the Panama City area communities and vow to enhance the level of service and professionalism offered at the new Battle Mortuary.

Services offered include: traditional and non-traditional funeral and memorial services, burials, direct cremation, cremation with a service, scattering of cremains, shipping domestic and international, memorabilia merchandise and notary services. If you want Caring and Professional services that are second to none, in Bay and surrounding counties, Battle Mortuary is the place you want to entrust your loved ones to. We welcome and appreciate any questions that you have about the services we can provide to you and your family during those most difficult moments of your life. Call the Caring Staff and ask for one of the Directors.