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12/16/07-Smith County

East Texas Woman Turns 103 Years Old

With five generations around her, Ophelia Redwine Hampton, also known as, "MaMaw," celebrated her 103rd birthday, Sunday.  A true matriarch for the dozens of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren in her family, Ophelia said she is just grateful to be here.

"This is the Lord's blessing," said Hampton.  "Thank you, Lord."  Others said she and her life have been a true inspiration. 

"I've learned to strive to try to live as long as she lived," said Hampton's daughter Ruby Roper.  Ms. Hampton has lived in East Texas, pretty much, all of her life, raising seven children along with her late husband, Rev. Jessie Hampton.

Layron Livingston, Reporting.  llivingston@kltv.com


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