The funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at Upper Room Apostolic Holiness Church, 1627 Georgia Hwy 90 West, Oglethorpe, Georgia. Burial will follow in the Oglethorpe City Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Annie Ruth Smith Battle was born in St. Petersburg, Florida on December 1, 1954 to the late Alonzo Smith and Everleaner Lyles Smith. Annie was preceded in death by two children, Henry Battle and Brenda Battle; a sister, Ethel Mae Battle; and a brother, Alonzo Smith. She was educated in the public school system of Sumter County. She was a member of Upper Room Apostolic Holiness Church of Oglethorpe, Georgia. Annie was a homemaker. She was also employed with Southern Frozen Food Inc. as a Line Technician. She was joined in holy matrimony to Harold Battle Sr. and to this union seven children were born.
She leaves to cherish her precious memories a husband, Harold Battle, Sr., Oglethorpe, Georgia; five children Harold Battle Jr. (Hattie), Oglethorpe, Georgia, Patricia Battle (Gregory), Montezuma, Georgia, Michael Battle (Neisha), Montezuma, Georgia, David Battle (Betty), Griffin, Georgia, and Lisa Willock (Jermaine), Oglethorpe, Georgia; a granddaughter who she reared as her own, Theodosis Battle; 13 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; six siblings, Charlie Smith (Daisy), Oglethorpe, Georgia, Ernest Smith (Ann), Americus, Georgia, Rosa Bell Harris (Sammy), Oglethorpe, Georgia, Willie Smith (Blondell), Oglethorpe, Georgia, Dennis Smith (Delphenie), Oglethorpe, Georgia, and Edward Smith (Maryann), Americus, Georgia; a host of other relatives and friends.