Martha Temple McMasters

Published 6:52 pm Friday, March 20, 2020

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Mrs. Martha Temple McMasters, age 65, a former resident of Jacksonville, died Thursday, March 19, 2020, at Ridgewood Manor Nursing Home in Washington.

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020, at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington.

Mrs. McMasters was born in Mobile, Alabama, on July 14, 1954.  She was the daughter of the late Paul Temple and Agnes Clark Davis Temple.  Mrs. McMasters was a homemaker and later drove a cab.  She was a member of the First Church of Christ in Washington.  In her spare, Mrs. McMasters enjoyed crocheting and playing solitaire. Known as a “people person,” she loved to talk to people and loved her grandchildren.

Mrs. McMasters was married to Michael McMasters, who preceded her in death.

Mrs. McMasters is survived by two stepdaughters, Bobbi McMasters-Morell and husband Robert, of Jacksonville, Tracy Alligood and husband Darrel Alligood Jr., of Washington; three daughters, Michelle McMasters, of Greensboro, Amy McMasters York and husband Cheyenne, of Jacksonville, Lacey McMasters Alligood and husband Dalton, of Washington; 11 grandchildren, Caitlin and Emrick Morrell, Alex, Rachel, Zack, Hunter, Dalton, Maci, Destiny and Thomas Alligood, Kiya Curry; one great-grandchild, Alana Langley; sister, Linda Temple, of Washington; brother, Michael Temple, of Washington; and several nieces and nephews, including Heather Day.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. McMasters was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Barbara Jean Lewis.

Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 200 Vesey Street, 28th Floor, New York, NY 10281.

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Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the McMasters family.