Funeral services for Mr. Ronnie Battle were held Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at 11 a.m. from John E. Stephens Chapel.

The Rev. Jimmy Tolbert officiated. Burial was in East Lawn Cemetery. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Battle, 61, died Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian.

He worked 30 years for Kirby Inland Marine. He was chief engineer of the riverboat. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church.

Mr. Battle was preceded in death by his father, Grady Lamar Battle; and his son, Kevin Battle.

Survivors include wife, Anna Battle; mother, Jean Battle; daughters, Laurie Price; Jennie Bobo; mother-in-law, Olive Meaders; sisters, Doma Whitley and Cathy Adcock; brothers, Bobby Steely and Gary Battle; and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Bill Howell, Jeff Goodwin, Steven Adcock, Jay Tanksley, Butch Meaders, Michael Vowell, Harold Ethridge and Fronie Cumberland.