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Updated: 12/27/2013 08:00:01AM

Sarah J. Roan

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Sarah J. Roan, 89, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013.

She was born Oct. 16, 1924, in Arcadia, Fla., and was a lifetime resident.

Sarah was of the Baptist faith, and was a member of North Hillsborough Baptist Church in Arcadia. She was a very loving mother, grandmother and friend. Sarah enjoyed cooking for family gatherings, taking long walks or reading scripture from the Bible. She worked at various locations in Arcadia.

Sarah is survived by her daughter, Carmen (Jerry) Atkins of Arcadia; three grandchildren, Teresa A. McNulty of Arcadia, Becky M. Murray of LaBelle, Fla., and Alma Anita Wilson of Brooksville, Fla.; eight great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Joshua Creek Cemetery in Arcadia, with the Rev. Ellis Cross officiating. Online condolences can be made at

Arrangements are by Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Homes.

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