Hubert W. Batten, owner of a northeast Baltimore grocery store that makes deliveries, died Monday of cancer at his home )) on Powell Avenue. He was 70.
Services for Mr. Batten were being held today at Epiphany Lutheran Church, Raspe and Marluth avenues.
He bought the family-operated business, Batten's Food Market, 5939 Marluth Ave., in 1960.
In the 1970s he also owned Batten's Fairway, a supermarket in Overlea.
Before taking over the Marluth Avenue store, he had owned another store in East Baltimore.
After the native of Whitesville, N.C., moved to Baltimore in 1941, he worked for the Crown Cork and Seal Co.
He was known for private charity work in his northeast Baltimore neighborhood.
Mr. Batten is survived by his wife, the former Doris E. Lindsay; two daughters, Glenda Cumbest of Amarillo, Texas, and Patsy Groupp of Reisterstown; two sons, Laurie Batten of Baltimore and Kenneth Batten of Churchville; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.