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General Washington "GW" Roberts
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Birth: Aug. 2, 1917
Coleman County
Texas, USA
Death: Sep. 14, 1987
Jones County
Texas, USA

Services were held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday for longtime resident General Washington (G.W.) Roberts, 70-year old Haskell farmer. He died Monday at Stamford Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.

Born in Coleman County on August 02, 1917, to George Albert Roberts, Sr and Mary Fynetta (Gowens) Roberts, Mr Roberts had been a resident of Haskell since 1933. He married Doris Marie Banks in Haskell on October 09, 1937. He was a member of East Side Baptist Church.

G.W. is survived by his loving wife, Doris: a daughter, Doris Jean McMeans of Haskell; two sons, Bobby Ray Roberts and Albert Lee Roberts, both of Haskell.

Three sisters, Rose Logan of Abilene, Artie Price of McKinney and Mary Fowler of Cisco; a brother, George Roberts of Old Glory.

He was a special PaPa to his eight grandchildren, Ricky, Randy & Melissa Phemister, Tammy & Jimmy Roberts, Tonya, Lee & Chad Roberts; and seven great-grandchildren.

Mr. Roberts' service was at East Side Baptist Church with the Rev Darrell Feemster and Rev James Densman officiating. Burial was in Willow Cemetery under direction of Holden-McCauley.

Pallbearers were H.V. Woodard, Charles Swinson, Frank Jenkins, Ben McGee, Kenneth Lane, Gaston Tidrow, Charles Blair and Jim Simpson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Bill, Jimmy, and baby Cecil. Sisters Rachel and Delia (died from a rattlesnake bite at age nine).

01. William Albert "Bill", B. 5/20/1905-12/22/1965, M. Lillie B. 1/16/1914-6/02/1992, girls - Deloyce Roberts & Joyce Roberts Mueller

02. Rachel, B. 4/16/1907, M. Alford C (Pete) Caudle B. 2/04/1899 - no children
03. Ruby "Rose", B. 1/31/1909-7/12/1999, M. George Logan, daughter - Loraine

04. Delia Fynetta, B. 2/02/1911-1920, (died at age 9 from rattlesnake bite)

05. George A (Jr), B. 5/22/13-4/09/2002, M. Mattie Lou, girls - Gaile & Fleita

06. Artie Harriett, B. 1/05/1915, M. Otto Spurlin dec'd, girls - Paula & Ruby Jean, M. Vic Price

07. General Washington (GW), B. 8/02/1917-9/14/1987, M. Doris Banks, four children - Doris Jean, Bobby Ray, Albert Lee & Alta Mae

08. Jms Jeffery "Jimmy", B. 12/27/1920-5/24/1956, M. Geneva, children - Judy & Ronnie

09. Mary Eleanor, B. 11/05/1922-2/15/2000, M. WE "Buster" Fowler B. 1/17/1917, five children - Mary Edna, Willard, Glenda, Ruthie & Jerry

10. Baby Cecil died @ birth 9/16/1926

Grandparents Wm Roberts 1847-1938 & Eliza Willet 1843-1922, both born in England and buried in Ballinger, TX.
Grandparents: General Washington Gowens, B. IA, 1860-1945, Rachel Ann Needham B. NE, 1863-1891.

Family links: 
  George Albert Roberts (1877 - 1958)
  Mary Fynetta Gowens Roberts (1884 - 1972)
  Doris Marie Banks Roberts (1921 - 2008)*
  Albert Lee Roberts (1941 - 2006)*
  Alta Mae Roberts (1943 - 1949)*
  William Albert Roberts (1905 - 1965)*
  Rachel Evelyn Roberts Caudle (1907 - 1978)*
  Ruby Rose Roberts Logan (1909 - 1999)*
  Delia Fynetta Roberts (1911 - 1920)*
  George Albert Roberts (1913 - 2002)*
  Artie Harriett Roberts Price (1915 - 2016)*
  General Washington Roberts (1917 - 1987)
  James Jeffery Roberts (1920 - 1956)*
  Mary Eleanor Roberts Fowler (1922 - 2000)*
  Cecil Roberts (1924 - 1924)*
*Calculated relationship
Willow Cemetery
Haskell County
Texas, USA
Created by: N Roberts
Record added: Aug 07, 2007
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General Washington GW Roberts
Added by: N Roberts
General Washington GW Roberts
Added by: N Roberts
General Washington GW Roberts
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 Added: Jan. 30, 2008

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