Linda Bateman Burch, age 86, and a resident of Mt. Hermon died at 11:12 am Monday December 10, 2012 at a friend's home in Baton Rouge. She was a former secretary for the LSU Agricultural Center in Franklinton and a longtime member of Bogue Chitto Baptist Church. Mrs. Burch had a wonderful personality and was known for the great sweet tea she made. Survived by 2 Sisters in law: Mary Stringer Bateman of Baton Rouge, Diane Bateman of Franklinton Niece and her Spouse: Sherri and Weldon Beaugois of Clinton nephews and a Spouse: Michael Wayne Bateman of Texas, Stephen Paul Bateman of Baton Rouge, Pat and Betty Crain of Clinton Great-niece and Great-nephew and Spouses: William Clark Crain and Crissi Crain and their 3 children of Clinton, Donielle and David Gainous and their 4 children Longtime Family Friends: Mike and Brenda Miller, Shane Miller, Elise Miller Knight all of Mt. Hermon Also other nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members. She was preceded in death by her husband Holbern "Bot" Burch, parents Huey Lawson Bateman and Evie Inez Varnado Bateman, 2 brothers Wade Bateman and Wayne Bateman, and a nephew Bill Bateman. Visitation at Crain Funeral Home, Franklinton on Tuesday December 11th was from 5 pm until 9 pm. Visitation resumes on Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 9 a.m. until a funeral service in the funeral home chapel at 11 am with Rev. Russell Kirkland and Rev. Jeremy Ingram officiating. Burial will follow in the Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery. Obituaries can be viewed online at www.crainfh.com.