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Bonnie Batts Finch

Bonnie Batts Finch, 91, died October 14, 2014, in the Cottage at Spring Arbor of Wilson. Born October 8, 1923, she was the daughter of David Ransom and Rena Bell Batts. She was married to Joseph Etheridge Finch who died in 1981.

She is survived by a daughter, Lucy and her husband, Willis R. Lamm of Zebulon; her sons, Joseph, Jr. and his wife, Nancy of Collierville, Tennessee; Stanley of Hillsborough and his life-partner Jeffery Beam; two step-daughters: Mary Jo and husband Roger M. Bullock of Grimesland, and Patricia of Elizabeth City; and by seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held in the First Presbyterian Church, 414 Sunset Road, Wilson, at 2 p.m. Friday, October 17, 2014. The family will visit with friends afterward in the church parlor.

Bonnie’s children would especially like to thank Elaine Bulla and all the staff of the Cottage at Spring Arbor for their many kindnesses during her illness. Instead of flowers, the family would welcome memorials to the NC Alzheimer’s Association, 1305 Navaho Drive, Suite 101, Raleigh, NC 27609.

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