OUR TEAM

OUR TEAM INCLUDES TEN TO TWELVE STAFF ACCOUNTANTS AND SUPPORT STAFF AND THESE CPAs / ADVISORS.

Sue Ellen Smith Miller, CPA

Shareholder

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Professional Designations

  • Certified Public Accountant, Tennessee, 1981 (Inactive); Mississippi, 1986
  • John Glenn Award for Top Scorer in Tennessee on November 1980 CPA Exam
  • Elijah Watt Sells Award for Top 100 in Nation Scorer on November 1980 CPA Exam
  • Top 50 Business Women in Mississippi, 1999
  • Mississippi Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40, 1994

Education

  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude From The University of Mississippi in 1980 with a Bachelor of Accountancy
  • Class Marshall of the First Class of the University of Mississippi’s School of Accountancy
  • Ole Miss Taylor Medal for Accounting, 1980

Professional Experience

  • Worked for Local Public Accounting Firms in Tennessee from July 1980 through May 1986
  • Practiced Public Accounting in North Mississippi with a Regional Accounting Firm from June 1986 through September 1987
  • Co-Founded Eaton, Babb & Smith, P.A. in September 1987 and has Continued to Practice Public Accounting in North Mississippi through the Present

Professional, Business and Civic Membership

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Past President and Secretary/Treasurer of Ripley, MS Rotary Club
  • Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow
  • Past President and Treasurer of Enrichment, Inc., a Nonprofit Organization Working for Public Education
  • Active Member, Finance Chairman, and Past Treasurer of Ripley First United Methodist Church
  • Treasurer and Past President, Ripley Junior Civic League

 

J. Britt Smith, CPA, CVA

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Professional Designations

  • Certified Public Accountant, Mississippi, 1982; Arkansas, 2013
  • Certified Valuation Analyst, 2010

Education

  • Graduated  Cum Laude from The University of Mississippi in 1981 with a Bachelor of Accountancy

Professional Experience

  • Worked in the Audit Department of Arthur Andersen & Co. in Houston, TX from June 1981 through July 1984
  • Practiced Public Accounting in North Mississippi with a Regional Accounting Firm from July 1984 through September 1987
  • Co-Founded Eaton, Babb & Smith, P.A. in September 1987 and has Continued to Practice Public Accounting in North Mississippi through the Present

Professional, Business and Civic Memberships

  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Treasurer and Past President of New Albany, MS Kiwanis Club
  • Past Treasurer and Board Member of UNITE Community Fund
  • Treasurer of Dean Provence Endowment for Excellence in Education
  • Past President and Board Member of Union County Development Association
  • Active Member, Past Chairman of SPRC Committee, Past Lay Leader and Past Chairman of the Administrative Board, New Albany First United Methodist Church
  • Former Scoutmaster, Boy Scout Troop 17, New Albany, MS
  • Executive Board Member, Yocona Area Council Boy Scouts of America
  • Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award
  • Board Member University of Mississippi Alumni Association

 

 

Joseph B. Babb, CPA, CVA, MAFF

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Professional Designations

  • Certified Public Accountant, Tennessee, 2005 (Inactive); Mississippi, 2007
  • Certified Valuation Analyst, National Association of Certified Valuators and Analyst, 2009
  • Master Analyst in Financial Forensics, National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, 2010
  • Top 10 Scorer in Tennessee on CPA Exam, 2005
  • Mississippi Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40, 2014

Education

  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Mississippi State University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Accountancy
  • Received Masters of Taxation from Mississippi State University in 2005
  • Outstanding Accounting Major Award, Mississippi State University, 2004

Professional Experience

  • Worked in the Tax Department of Deloitte & Touche, LLP in Memphis, TN from August 2005 through January 2007
  • Began Practicing Public Accounting in North Mississippi for Eaton, Babb & Smith, P.A. in January 2007
  • Became Shareholder with Eaton, Babb & Smith, P.A. in January 2013

Professional, Business and Civic Memberships

  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Treasurer of Tupelo, MS Kiwanis Club
  • Member and Past President, Tupelo Public School District Board of Trustees
  • Active Member and Past Finance Chairman of Tupelo First United Methodist Church

 

T. Richard Eaton, CPA

Principal

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Professional Designations

  • Certified Public Accountant, Mississippi, 1972

Education

  • Graduated from Mississippi State University in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering

Professional Experience

  • Worked in the Audit Department of Ernst and Ernst from 1970-1972
  • Worked for a Public Manufacturing Company from 1972-1974
  • Practiced Public Accounting in North Mississippi with a Regional Accounting Firm from 1974 through September 1987
  • Co-Founded Eaton, Babb & Smith, P.A. in September 1987 and has Continued to Practice Public Accounting in North Mississippi through the Present

Professional, Business and Civic Memberships

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Past President of Ripley, MS Rotary Club
  • Past Chairman of Finance and Trustees Committees, Ripley First United Methodist Church

 

Johnna Garner, CPA

Accountant

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Professional Designations

  • Certified Public Accountant, Tennessee, 2004 (Inactive); Mississippi, 2014

Education

  • Graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Accountancy in 2000 and a Master of Accountancy in 2002

Professional Experience

  • Worked as an Auditor for Deloitte & Touche from January 2001 through January 2007
  • Director of Accounting and Assistant Controller for a Public Retail Company from March 2007 through August 2014
  • Accounting Manager with Eaton, Babb & Smith since October 2014

Professional, Business  and Civic Memberships

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Administrative Council Member and Children’s Choir Accompanist, Tupelo First United Methodist Church

 

RIPLEY


 

Phone:

662-837-3245

Fax:

662-837-3241

Physical Address:

101 S. Commerce
Ripley, MS 38663

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 498
Ripley, MS 38663

NEW ALBANY


 

Phone:

662-534-2688

Fax:

662-538-0318

Physical Address:

115 W. Bankhead St.
New Albany, MS 38652

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1001
New Albany, MS 38652

TUPELO


 

Phone:

662-620-1892

Fax:

662-269-2745

Physical Address:

301 W. Main St.
Tupelo, MS 38804

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 2421
Tupelo, MS 38803