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Jean Batchelor Bass Norris

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Jean Batchelor Bass Norris, 84, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Duke University Hospital in Durham. She was born Dec. 8, 1937, in Columbus County, the daughter of the late Jimmy Batchelor and Alene Hewitt Batchelor. She was the widow of the late Frederick L. Norris.
She retired after 23 years as a unit secretary and CNA at Columbus Regional Healthcare. She was a member of Lebanon United Methodist Church and held several positions in the church.
Her funeral service will be at 4 p.m. Friday, May 27, in the Peacock Funeral Home Chapel. Her family will receive friends from 3-4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home prior to the service in the chapel. Burial will be in Peacock’s Columbus Memorial Park.
Serving as pallbearers will be Dewayne McPherson, Brandon Bass, John Wayne Hardwick, Dewayne Hardwick, Jeffrey Bell and Ethan Hardee.
She is survived by two sons, Richard T. Bass and wife, Judy, of Wilmington and Kenneth E. Bass and wife, Darlene, of Whiteville; one daughter, Debbie McPherson and husband, Steve, of Chadbourn; six grandchildren, Amy Bass, Brandon Bass, Dewayne McPherson, Mindy Bell, Christy Hardee and Brittany Spivey; 10 great-grandchildren, Katie Buffkin, Ethan Hardee, Gracie Hardee, Dawson Spivey, McKenzie Spivey, Jennings Buffkin, Nickki Grace Buffkin, McCall Bass, Eden Bass and Everleigh Lee; six siblings, Ann Reeves, Diane Bullard, Helen Sasser, Sue Bullard, Judy Lowery, J.D. Batchelor; and special cousins, Polly and Patsy Parker, Janice Parker, Charles Parker, Elizabeth Parker, Jimmy Parker, Ann and Ronnie Casper and Maurice Parker.
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