Sue Hayden Robbins, 79, of Crossett, died Sunday, August 31, 2014.
For 40 years, Mrs. Robbins taught hundreds of Crossett and southeast Arkansas students how to play the piano; many of those students pursued successful music careers. She was a leader in music clubs and associations statewide and was a mentor to other piano teachers.
Mrs. Robbins was an avid bridge player, enjoyed gardening and traveling, and loved the company of her closest girlfriends. She was active in the First United Methodist Church of Crossett, where she was a member of the Willie Spivey Sunday School Class, sang soprano in the choir and was instrumental in helping acquire the church’s pipe organ. She was also involved in the restoration of the Crossett Auditorium and its concert grand piano.
Mrs. Robbins was born on July 30, 1935, in Jackson, Miss. and was the daughter of the late Lela and Carl Hayden. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four siblings, and her husband of 54 years, Charles Edward “Blackie” Robbins.
She is survived by her children, Candace Ann Robbins of Crossett, C.F. “Bubba” Robbins of Portland, and Julie C. Robbins and her husband, John Pugh Jr., of Little Rock; her grandchildren, Hayden Doss Riles and her husband, Nathanael, of Monroe, Louisiana, and Adrienne Elizabeth Doss of Little Rock; and her sister, JoAnn Tullos Frazier of Monroe, Louisiana.
Graveside services will be held September 3, at 10 a.m. at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.
Memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church of Crossett, P.O. Box 738, Crossett, AR 71635, or Friends of the Crossett Public Library, 1700 Main St., Crossett, AR 71635.