In 1997, Blair E. Batson for Children was named in his honor in recognition of his lifetime contributions to the health of children in Mississippi. Batson also received the Humanitarian of the Year tribute from the Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi in the year 2000.
Mississippi Highway Patrol Capt. Johnny Poulos says that on Saturday, 61-year-old George Henyard Jr. of Morgan City, Louisiana, got his foot stuck in the tire of all-terrain vehicle on which he was riding. Henyard was taken by helicopter to a Jackson hospital and later died.