08/14/09 — WILLIE H. BATTEN

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Died Aug. 12, 2009

FOUR OAKS -- Willie H. Batten, 79, died Wednesday.

The funeral will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Pauline Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jerry Burton and the Rev. Freddy Langston officiating. Burial will be in Pauline Baptist Church Cemetery.

He was a retired fireman with Stricklands Crossroads Fire Department.

He is survived by his wife, Christine H. Batten; daughter and son-in-law, Joy Beth and Al Whitfield of Goldsboro; granddaughter, Laura Whitfield of Goldsboro; sisters, Ercell and Earl Lee of Four Oaks and Lorene Guy of Four Oaks; brothers, Charlie P. and Faye Batten of Four Oaks, Joe and Doris Batten of Four Oaks and Valton Batton of Benson; and a sister-in-law, Virginia Batten of Four Oaks.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Velia Batten; brothers, Cornell Batten and Alfred Batten; and sister, Dorothy Hayes.

Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.

Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Pauline Baptist Church, c/o Janice Gregory, 2915 Lee Union Church Road, Four Oaks; Mill Creek Christian Church, c/o Zela Dunn, 5563 Harper House Road; or Stricklands Crossroads Fire Department, c/o H.M. Johnson, 2941 Stricklands Crossroads Road, Four Oaks.

Condolences may be sent to www.westanddunn.com.

West and Dunn Funeral Home of Newton Grove is handling the arrangements.


Published in Obituaries on August 14, 2009 1:46 PM