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LUCAMA -- William "Bill" Arthur Batten, 54, of 7311 Atkinson Road, died Monday at Pitt Medical Center.

A graveside service with military honors will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Park in Wilson.

Mr. Batten was born in Johnston County to the late Wilbert Lee and Agnes Morris Batten and was a U.S. Army veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Tripp Batten; a daughter, Beverly Wooten of Kenly; a stepdaughter, Carol Wilkie of Lucama; two stepsons, Bobby Southwick of Alaska and Billy Southwick of Maine; a sister, Clara Stallings of Bailey; a brother, David Batten of Florida; and two grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 9 at Coley Funeral Home, Kenly.

Published in Obituaries on April 20, 2004 1:56 PM