Dorothy Pendergraft Batten

    Birth Date: 06/16/1924
    Deceased Date: 02/05/2021

    Smithfield- Dorothy Pendergraft Batten, age 96, died Friday morning, February 5, 2021 in the SECU Hospice House in Smithfield. Born June 16, 1924 in Johnston County she was a daughter of the late Floyd and Daisy Pendergraft. She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Batten; grandson, Anthony Scott Penny; brothers, Robert Pendergraft and Floyd Pendergraft; and sisters, Mary Ellen McArtan, Elizabeth Martin, and Gladys Albritton.
    A private family graveside will be conducted in the Batten Family Cemetery.
    Surviving are her daughters, Jean Penny and husband Dennis of Smithfield, and Brenda Lane and husband Jerry of Goldsboro; sister, Barbara Riley of Winterville; grandsons, Dennis Penny, Jr. and Jonathan David Lane; and great grandchildren, Ambria Lane, Katlyn Lane, and Ansley Lane.
    In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to West Calvary Free Will Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1001, Smithfield, NC 27577, or, SECU Hospice House, Attn: Johnston Health Foundation, P. O. Box 1376, Smithfield, NC 27577.
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