Joan Batterson-Gilman, 65, of Oxford died on August 8, 2016 at Universal Health Care. Joan was born in Ithaca, NY to her parents, the late Richard B. Batterson and Charlotte M. (Brizzee). Her love for dance is what inspired her to become a dance instructor which she served as for many years and enjoyed her time with her students. She is survived by her sisters; Susan Batterson of FL, Shireen Batterson of CO and Daphne Batterson Forsyth of VA. One sister-in-law, Alice Flood of NC and Joan’s husband Norman Gilman also of NC. She was preceded in death by her brother, James Flood. The family will have a private memorial service at a later date in Connecticut. Memorial Tributes can be left at www.hallwynne.com website. Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home is serving the Batterson-Gilman family. 503 College St. Oxford, NC 27565.