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Bud Batten

February 15, 1940 — May 8, 2020

James W. “Bud” Batten, 80, of Wilson, died Friday, May 8, 2020, at his home.

His funeral will be for and at the convenience of the family.

Bud was a native of Greene County and a son of the late Stephen James and Ida Corbett Batten.  He was preceded in death by son, Ronald Glenn Batten; sister, Betty Jean Wheeless, and brother, Pete Batten.  He served in the Army and retired from Sprint Telephone Co.

Surviving is his wife of 60 years, Catherine Pappas Batten; daughter, Stephanie Batten of Wilson; son, Harry S. Batten, USN, retired, and his wife, Linda, of Virginia Beach, VA; grandchildren, Kristy, Katherine, Paige, Zachary, Cody, Seth and Catherine; six great-grandchildren; sister, Joyce Batten of Round Rock, TX; brother, Ronald Batten (Sharon) of Lake Royale; extended family – Catherine’s sister and brothers – Peggy P. Ellis, Jimmy Pappas (Nancy), Jerry Pappas (Retha) and Larry Pappas; several special nieces and nephews.

Memorials are suggested to St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Capital Building Fund, PO Box 1527, Wilson, NC 27894.

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