ITALY Robert H. Batte, 94, a lifetime Italy farmer, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007, at Pleasant Manor Health & Rehab.

The Celebration of his life will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, also at the First Baptist Church of Italy with Pastor Ronnie Dabney officiating. Pallbearers will be David Batte, John Batte, Mark Davis, Trey Etheridge, Brent Walker, and James Bernard. Interment will follow in the Italy Cemetery. Family visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at the First Baptist Church in Italy. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wayne Boze Funeral Home.