MILO — Funeral services for Ruby “Sue” Viola (Ratliff) Watkins, 71, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, June 16, 2017, at Milo Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Johnston officiating. Interment will follow at Graham Cemetery. Services are under the care and direction of Alexander Funeral Home in Wilson.
Sue was born on Oct. 14, 1945, in Ratliff City to the late James William “Joe” Ratliff and Hazel Ernestine Fogle. She departed from this life on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in Ardmore, after a long illness. Sue was raised in the Ratliff City area along with one sister and one brother. On March 30, 1961, Sue met and married John Thomas Watkins of Graham, he preceded her in death on Jan. 29, 2012, after 51 years of marriage.
She retired from Michelin after 20 years of employment. She enjoyed her life with her family going to Lake Texoma camping and fishing. Sue made friends easily and could make you smile even on your worst day. She was a very happy person who enjoyed life to the fullest. Sue lived her life her way. She attended church at the Healdton Freewill Baptist Church.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Joe Ratliff and Hazel Martin; husband, John T. Watkins; a daughter, Susie Watkins; and a brother, James Earnest Ratliff.
She is survived by two daughters, Tammie Armstrong and husband, Steve of Kingston and Kim Mumford and husband, Bob of Graham; four grandchildren, Amber Simon-Osuna of Graham, Chassi Davis and husband, Ian of Ardmore, Alisha Farr of Graham, and Levi Armstrong and wife, Britnee of Ratliff City; seven great-grandchildren, Suzie, Connor, Emily, Caden, Colton, Hayden and Landon; a sister, Jo Ann Hicks of Del City; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Casket bearers will be Danny Anderson Jr., Terry Turner, Chase Turner, Jeff Miller, Daniel Miller and Wayne “Bull” Watkins.
Honorary bearers will be Roy Stubblefield, Tommy Stubblefield, Gary Stubblefield, Tommy Savage, Billy Savage, John Watkins and Ron Harmon.
Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. this evening at Alexander Funeral Home in Wilson.
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