Naomi Johnson Lauderdale Appleton, 94, of Payson, died Dec. 30, 2003. She was born in Chuichupu, Mexico Feb. 18, 1909 to Harriet Jane Hakes and Benjamin Johnson. She was one of 12 children.
She is survived by her daughter, Edna L. Jones; sister, Lottie Bell Smith; eight loving grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews, who all love her and will miss her very much.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Edward Lauderdale, and their son Bobby; and by her second husband, H. L. "George" Appleton, and their son, John Appleton.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004.