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Deborah D. "Debbie" Batterton

May 10, 1960 — October 20, 2022

Deborah Darlene “Debbie” Batterton was born May 10, 1960, in Sulphur, OK. She passed from this earthly life on Thursday, October 20, 2022, in Washington, OK, at the age of 62 years, 5 months and 11 days.

Growing up in Murray County, Debbie attended school in Dougherty. In addition to devoting her life to her children, she spent 20+ years working in housekeeping for the Artesian Hotel. Debbie was a very funny and entertaining individual, all while maintaining a rather quiet and dry sense of humor. She had a huge heart and was willing to help others, anytime she could.

Debbie was a very artistic lady. She loved to draw and do crafts. She was an avid fan of music, especially, Elvis. She had the natural ability to play almost any musical instrument she desired. Although her love for her children was deep, her grandson Wesson was the true apple of her eye. Anytime spent with him, she deemed heavenly.

Survivors include her son, Carl Ray Brooks of Sulphur; daughter, Shelia Phipps of Washington; grandson, Wesson Wayne Phipps; one brother, Chuck; four sisters, Lena, Lisa, Sharon, and Becky; several step-kids; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Debbie was preceded in death by her mother, Betty (Potes) Young; father, Charles Manous; stepfather, Jimmy Tate; sister, Patricia Hague; brother, Bill Tate; and her beloved companion of 10 years, Peter Groot.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM, Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at the Hale’s Memorial Chapel in Sulphur, with Pastor Willard McCartney, Jr officiating. Interment will follow at the Oaklawn Cemetery in Sulphur.

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Service Schedule

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Monday, October 24, 2022

9:00am - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Hale's Funeral Home, Sulphur

3370 State Highway 7, Sulphur, OK 73086

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Tuesday, October 25, 2022

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