08/09/04 — DORIS B. GAY

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Mrs. Doris Batten Gay, 75, died on Sunday at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

A native of New Hanover County, she was the daughter of the late Era J. Batten and Elsie Eason Batten Smith and was the widow of John Harvey Gay. Mrs. Gay retired from Borden Manufacturing with 37 years of service. She was a member of the First Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Whitfield, the Rev. Bill Rose and the Rev. Bobby Forehand officiating. Burial will follow in Wayne Memorial Park.

Mrs. Gay is survived by her daughters, Sharon Vincent and husband, William "Vince" Vincent, of Goldsboro and Barbara Dail and husband, Froncy Dail, II of Wilmington; her sister, Almeta B. Forehand of Goldsboro; her brother, Norman Batten of Texas; grandchildren, Jan Littleton, Lynn Lee, Scott Vincent, Meagan Dail and Morgan Dail; four great-grandchildren; her special K-9 friend, Dumplin; and many special nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Otis Batten, Elwood Batten, and Cecil Batten; and her sister, Gracie Batten Merritt.

Although flowers are welcome, memorials may be made to the First Pentecostal Holiness Church, 1100 The First Church Road, Goldsboro, 27534.

The family will receive friends Monday from 7 until 9 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home and other times at her home, 167 Belfast Ave., Goldsboro.


Published in Obituaries on August 9, 2004 1:40 PM