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Roberta H. McDuffey

June 15, 1915 March 7, 2009
Roberta H. McDuffey
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Roberta H. McDuffey, 95, of Gatesville, Texas, passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2009, at a local care center in Gatesville.
Roberta was born on July 15, 1913, in Martha, Oklahoma, to the late Robert Lee and Augusta Mae Sampler Hamilton. She attended school all twelve years in Martha and graduated in 1931. She married Woodrow Wilson McDuffey on May 1, 1936. Roberta supported her children by papering houses, taking in ironing, and pulling cotton. She later worked in the school lunchroom as a cook. Roberta was a member of the Martha Baptist Church and taught Adult Sunday school for years. In 1990, she moved to Gatesville, Texas, to be close to her daughter.
Roberta was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, J.D. Hamilton, Harold Hamilton, and Elvin Hamilton; one sister, Wynelle Hawkins; daughter-in-law, Linda McDuffey, and a son, Doyle McDuffey.
She is survived by her daughter, Joyce Woodlock and husband Tim of Gatesville, Texas; daughter-in-law, Marjorie McDuffey of Las Vegas, Nevada; son, John McDuffey of Mesquite, Texas; sister-in-law, Norene Hamilton of Lawton, Oklahoma; eight grandchildren; thirteen great- grandchildren; eleven great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services for Roberta H. McDuffey will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at the Martha Cemetery in Martha. The family will receive visitors from 5 until 7 p.m., on Monday, March 9, 2009, at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.

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