MARTINEZ, Ga. - Entered into rest Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at Augusta Gardens. Mrs. Ruth Bateman Mason, 85, of Augusta, preceded in death by her husband Samuel Mason and her pet companion Andrew. Mrs. Mason, a life long resident of Augusta, GA, retired after 21 years as a paraprofessional for Barton Chapel Elementary and was of the Baptist faith. Family members include daughters and son-in-laws: Susan Bateman of Gloverville, SC, Teresa and Tommy Slay of Martinez, Robin and Wally Lamkin of Evans, Jackie and Oliver Williamson of Jackson, SC; Son and daughter-in-law: Donald and Carol Bateman of Florida; and children's father Harold Bateman; eight grandchildren: Travis Bateman, Emily Clayton, Melissa Lamkin, Jeff Slay, Robbie Lamkin, Zachary Williamson, Kyle Williamson, Heather Bateman; five great-grandchildren: Arlyn Bateman, Trent Bateman, Skyler Slay, Chase Clayton, Hayden Williamson. Graveside service will be held Saturday, July 12, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Westover Memorial Park with Rev. Bryan Cockrell officiating. Honorary Pallbearers will be Mrs. Mason's grandsons as well as her grandson-in-law Joel Clayton. The family will receive friends Friday, July 11, 2008 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Thomas Poteet and Son Funeral Directors. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association 1899 Central Ave. Augusta, GA 30904. Thomas Poteet and Son Funeral Directors 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484 www.thomaspoteet.com .
The Augusta Chronicle-July 11, 2008