Mr. Huras James “Sonny-Boy” Battle, Jr., 86, of Rocky Mount, North Carolina transitioned on October 10, 2021. He leaves to cherish his memories his children Marion Taylor, Rocky Mount, NC, Paula Young (Robert) Fayetteville, NC, Tyree Boddie, Norfolk, Virginia, Dwayne (Audrey) Hampton Va., Angela Battle, Rocky Mount, NC, and Wrenaldo Battle, Rocky Mount, NC, Twenty-three grandchildren, Thirty-one great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. A Visitation will be held for Mr. Battle on Friday, October 15, 2021 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Rocky Mount Chapel of H.D. Pope Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Mt. Zion First Baptist Church beginning at 1:00 pm. The Interment will follow immediately after the service in the Gardens of Gethsemane.