Macon, GA - Linda Sarah Smith Tidwell Batson, 62, died Tuesday, July 9, 2013. Graveside services will be held at 11:00AM on Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, 7070 Houston Road in Macon with Chaplain Len Woodard officiating. Born in Macon to the late Ben and Annie Smith, Mrs. Batson was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband of 22 years, Joe Hill Batson, Jr.; children, Wesley Tidwell (Sandy), and Laura Rebecca Batson; stepchildren, Gary Batson (Mariam), Theresa Moore, and Chris Batson; grandchildren, Tiffany, Taylor, Ricky, Laila, Algernon, and Jaden, and two great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by a son, Benji Tidwell and her first husband, George Tidwell. Rooks Funeral Home in Byron is in charge of arrangements.