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Obituaries for Monday, May 12, 2008

Jerry Madison Batson

Services for Jerry Madison Batson, of Brookhaven, will be heldat 2 p.m. on Monday, May 12, at Riverwood Family Funeral ServiceChapel with burial in Easthaven Cemetery in Brookhaven.

Visitation is Monday from 11 a.m. until the time of the serviceat the funeral home.

Mr. Batson, 75, died May 10, 2008, at St. Dominic-JacksonMemorial Hospital in Jackson. He was born on April 23, 1933, toEugene Batson and Estelle Madison Batson.

He was a retired pharmaceutical salesman. He was a member ofFirst Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the United States Navyand served during the Korean War.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brother, BillyBatson; and his sister, Louise Azwell.

Survivors are his wife, Betty Ainsworth Batson; his daughter,Amy Baker and husband Dr. Mac Baker; and his grandson, JakeBaker.

Memorials may be made to Gideons International.

Ramona S. Smith

Services for Ramona S. Smith, of Smithdale, will be held at 11a.m. on Tuesday, May 13, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapelwith burial in Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery in Bogue Chitto.

Visitation is Monday from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Smith, 43, died May 11, 2008, at her residence. She wasborn on June 21, 1964, to Oscar B. Smith and Dot Lofton Smith.

She was a licensed practical nurse, a dog breeder and ahomemaker. She was a caregiver and an avid animal lover for manyyears. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Her father preceded her in death.

Survivors are her mother; her husband, Anthony Carroll Smith;her son, Anthony Drew Smith and fiancee Rachel Brown; her brother,Brett D. Smith, of Van Cleave; her sisters, Pam Brent and husbandKelby, of Summit, and Jennifer Davis and husband Randy, of BogueChitto, and Loretta Smith of Dothan, Ala.; her brothers-in-law,Keith Smith and wife Shirley, and Brian Smith and wife Amy; a veryspecial friend, Jessie Carwyle; and a host of nieces, nephews,great-nieces and great-nephews and many very special animals.