Kathleen McCoy Batten, 87, a longtime member of Amelia Christian Church passed away Sunday. Funeral services will be held 3:00 Wednesday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Rev. Keith Debord and Rev. Randy Kelly officiating. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens. An honorary lifetime member of the Clayton Woman’s Club Mrs. Batten retired in 1983 after 25 years of service with the Johnston County School system.
She is survived by her children, Jo Ann Hardee, Cindy Peele and Allan Batten all of Clayton, brothers, Roy McCoy of South Mills and Bobby McCoy of Lewisville, TX. 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Mrs. Batten was preceded in death by her husband, E. Iredell Batten, a son, E. Ronnie Batten, sisters, Marguerite Whitehurst and Dorothy McCoy, brothers, Bill McCoy and C.E. McCoy.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Amelia Christian Church 1696 Amelia Church Rd. Clayton, NC 27520 or to a charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be made to the Batten family at www.mclaurinatpinecrest.com. Arrangements are with McLaurin Funeral Home, Clayton.