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Roberta L. “Granny Roe” Payne

Services for Roberta L. “Granny Roe” Payne , 98, Sulphur, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 20, at Crossway Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Leveridge officiating. Interment will be at Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of DeArman Funeral Home of Sulphur.

Born May 28, 1920 in Yeager, Okla., to Roy and Grace Robinson, she passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, in Sulphur at the age of 98 years, 6 months and 15 days.

She grew up in Yeager, where she attended school. She moved to Sulphur in 1952 and worked all of her life on the farm. She also owned the Dairy Princess in Sulphur for over 30 years. She loved to keep babies, serving as a baby sitter for years and keeping the church nursery.

She was a good artist, her paintings are beautiful. She was also a good mother and friend. Roe took care of her mother when she was in the nursing home and she was the Boss!

She was a member of Crossway Baptist Church, the church-widow web, and Artist of the Arbuckles.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Grace Robinson; sister, Wilma Robinson; brother, Jack Robinson and son-in-law, Charles Bud Rogers and an infant son, David Wilson.

She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Barbara Woods and David, of Sulphur and Peggy Rogers, of Corona, CA; one brother, Benny Ray Robinson and wife, Vada, of Del City; sister-in-law, April Robinson of Victorias, TX; seven grandchildren, Larry Rogers and Deanna, Belinda Blalock and Terry, Pam Woods, Michael Rogers and Gloria, Dana Rico and James, Kim Roth and Chris and Kristin Woods; eight great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Gary Bell, Arleigh Wallis, Rick McNeil, Keith Mann, Russell Watson, and R C Elliott.

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