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Robert McDuffie

Robert Gene McDuffie

Monday, June 22nd, 1936 - Tuesday, June 9th, 2020
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Obituary

Robert Gene McDuffie age 83 of Baldwin, passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.

Born in Baldwin, Georgia on June 22, 1936 to the late Samuel and Lillie Vinson McDuffie. Mr. McDuffie proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was a self-employed TV sales and repair man for many years and later retired from Lee Arrendale State Prison. Mr. McDuffie was a member of Baldwin Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. He loved God, family, church and his children.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Lewis McDuffie and Walter McDuffie; sister, Ann Nation.

Surviving are his wife, Shelby Jean Parker McDuffie of Baldwin; son and daughter-in-law, Todd & Mary McDuffie of Baldwin; daughter, Kelly McDuffie of Baldwin, granddaughter, McKenzie McDuffie of Baldwin; sister and brother-in-law, Evelyn & Allen Manley of Lula; numerous nieces and nephews.

In consideration of public health & safety, a drive-by visitation will be held from 5:30-7:30 pm on Wednesday at the funeral home. Funeral home staff will be available to give directions on arrival.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 am, Thursday, June 11, 2020 in the field at Baldwin Baptist Church with Pastor Saul McCoy officiating. Interment will follow in Level Grove Cemetery with Pastor Terry Rice officiating.

Those in attendance are reminded to adhere to the public health and social distancing guidelines.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Pruitt Health Hospice for the care they provided during Mr. McDuffie’s final days.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Baldwin Baptist Church, 200 Shore Street, Baldwin, GA 30511 or Level Grove Baptist Church, PO Box 416, Cornelia, GA 30531.

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at www.mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.

MCGAHEE-GRIFFIN & STEWART FUNERAL HOME OF CORNELIA, GEORGIA (706/778-8668) IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm
    When
    Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 5:30pm - 7:30pm
    Location
    McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home
    Address
    175 Vfw Post Road
    CORNELIA, GA 30531
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    This will be a drive-by visitation and funeral home staff will be available to give direction on arrival.
  • Service

    Thursday, June 11th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Thursday, June 11th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Baldwin Baptist Church
    Address
    Willingham Avenue
    BALDWIN, GA 30511
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Services will be held in the Field at Baldwin Baptist Church
    Officiant
    Pastor Saul McCoy
    Co-Celebrant
    Pastor Terry Rice
  • Interment

    Location
    Level Grove Cemetery
    Address
    Level Grove Road
    CORNELIA, GA 30531
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Steve Lewallen

Posted at 06:36am
Shelby,Kelley,Todd & Family, I am so sorry to hear about Gene. I love you guys a lot. I remember Gene & Shelby hauling us around to go bowling & caroling. He and Shelby has always showed a lot of love to everyone they came in contact with. I will miss him dearly. I will be praying for y'all.
CT

Charles & Margaret Tench

Posted at 05:13pm
Shelby,Kelley,Todd & family, so sorry for your loss. Gene was a friend and was loved by everyone that knew him. His special way to
say "Hun" will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you in the difficult times ahead. May God hold you close and
comfort you at this time. We love you, Charles & Margaret
DC

Doris Lewallen Coward

Posted at 09:06pm
Just a note to say I am so sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed. Know I may not see you guys often but I still do and always will Love all of you. I grew up thinking of you all as family. Love and prayers Little Doris
CJ

Celeste Jarrard

Posted at 07:43pm
There are so many memories and so much love when I think back to my life with my sweet church family at Baldwin Baptist. Gene was always smiling and kidding me and saying “Hey Sister!” I love you all and pray for you all during this time. God bless you. . Love Celeste
EB

Eddie Bennett

Posted at 05:40pm
Gene was a really good Christian man. So glad I knew him!
Eddie Bennett
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