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Suedell “Sue” James

Suedell “Sue” James, lovingly known as Momma and Granny, age 74 of Watson, Oklahoma passed away Monday, May 13, 2019 in Watson, Oklahoma.

Granny was born on July 20, 1944 in Mena, Arkansas to the late Charles James and the late Rhoda Jefferson James. She worked for Tyson in the Poultry business for many years.  Granny was a die-hard Oklahoma Sooners fan and an avid DeQueen Lady Leopard softball fan with Granny being #7’s biggest fan.  She enjoyed working cross word puzzles, reading and working in her yard.  Granny was a loving and dedicated mother, granny, aunt, and friend to all who knew her.

She is survived by daughter, Shelly Taylor and husband Mike of DeQueen, Arkansas; sons: Daniel James of Warren, MI, Doug James of Mena, Arkansas, Jerry James of Antlers, Oklahoma; grandchildren:  Lexy, Alan, Brittney, Haylee, Eric, Jeremy, Marissa, Whitney, and Ty; great-grandchildren: Abel, Paisley, Nolan and Dylan; special friend, Ted Ludlow; special nephew, Johnnie Hartin; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Rhoda James, one brother and three sisters.

Funeral service was Friday, May 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Beasley-Wood Chapel with Brother Darrell Brien officiating. Interment followed in the Kulli Tuklo Cemetery in Watson, Oklahoma under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

Visitation was Thursday, May 16, 2019  at Beasley-Wood from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Pallbearers were Chad Roberts, Bill Roberts, Tyler Ludlow, Brendan Ludlow, Juan Ugarte, Seth Crow, Kelsey Ludlow and Archie McDaniel.

Honorary pallbearers were Abel James, Dylan James, Nolan Mattes, and Tristan Ludlow.

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