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Rocky Mount Mourns Loss of Church Leader

Posted June 6, 2007

— Parishioners in Rocky Mount are mourning the loss of their minister.

The Rev. Ernest Battle of Morningstar Missionary Baptist Church drowned while he was fishing Monday night. The Sheriff's Department does not suspect foul play.

The 54-year-old would have celebrated his 25th wedding anniversary next week.

A memorial service for the pastor will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at his former church.


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  • 2alegal Jun 7, 2007

    He was doing something he loved I am sure. Prayers for his church family as well as his immediate family.

  • Lookelou Jun 6, 2007

    May he rest in peace!