She grew up working in her father's sawmill, bailing hay and picking cotton. Her love for the outdoors and nature stayed with her throughout her life. She felt it was mandatory to maintain vegetable and flower gardens every year.
Urbia had a great talent for math and numbers which she passed on to members of her family. Following graduation from Leflore High School, Urbia attended Poteau Junior College where she earned an Associate's Degree. She used her gift for numbers with a career in bookkeeping. She was employed at Sertoma in Tulsa for 17 years.
Urbia met the love of her life, Delbert "Sonny" Earls, when they were still children. They attended high school together, and she and Sonny were married Oct. 9, 1954. They were happily married for nearly 67 years. They were affectionately known as "Sonny and Demp."
She was preceded in death by her parents Urba and Georgia Brown, all her sisters, her elder son Steven DeArmon Earls and a grandson Ryan Scott Earls.
Her loving family who survive her include her husband Delbert DeArmon "Sonny" Earls of the hom, a son and daughter-in-law Jim and Patricia Earls of Coweta, grandchildren Christopher Williams, Dustin Earls, Keri Lynne Hattenhauer and husband Rick, Wesley Kyle Earls and Staff Sgt. Kurtis Austin Earls, United States Marine Corps, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A graveside funeral service will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at the Summerfield Cemetery.
Viewing will be from 1-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner.
Published in Poteau Daily News from Apr. 19 to Apr. 20, 2021.