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Updated: 11/18/2013 03:10:01PM

Sarah Brown Roe

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Sarah Brown “Peggy” Roe, 89, a native and lifelong resident of Arcadia, passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2013 in Sarasota. She was born July 8, 1924 and graduated from DeSoto County High School in 1942.

She was formerly secretary and bookkeeper for the Arcadia Coca-Cola Bottling Company, a family owned and operated business. She was descended from cattle and citrus pioneers who came to the area in the nineteenth century. She was regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a member of The L &E Club, the Arcadia Literary Club and an officer and member of the board of Directors of the Joshua Creek Cemetery Trust. Peggy was widely known as a gracious host who enjoyed cooking and entertaining guests at her home. She was a lifelong member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Arcadia, and a former member of the board.

She is survived by a daughter, Sarah (Andrew Bain) Roe, of Atlanta. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Lawrence “Larry” Roe; her parents, Gordon and Pauline Parker Brown, all of Arcadia, and a brother T. G. “Gordon” Brown, of West Palm Beach.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church or Joshua Creek Cemetery Trust.

Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home, Arcadia, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be posted at

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