NOVILLA EDWARDS TEMPLETON, 71 of Ranger, TX passed
away on June 2, 2007 with burial in Macedonia Cemetery.
Mrs. Templeton was born on July 4, 1935 in Albany,
Texas to Henry Clarence & Virgie Mae (Price) Edwards.
She attended school in Leuders Texas and in Abilene,
and graduated in 1953 from Ranger High School. She
married C W. "Bill" Templeton in April of 1955 in
Eastland, TX. They moved to Abilene in 1956 and
had the first of two children, Carla in 1957 and
Karen in 1959. In 1965 they moved back to Ranger
where they bought 75 acres. Novilla worked for A.T.
Baron and B D Trucking for seven years, a year for
HTH, three time for Victor Cornelius, a year at Bruner
Chevrolet, 2 years for Steve Benefiel's Wrecker Service,
and ten years for Charlie Mac Richardson. In her early
years she loved to rodeo and barrel-race. In her later
years she enjoyed cross stitching for all of her family.
Novilla was preceded in death by her parents, and a
brother Gerald Edwards who died in 1976.
At the time of her death, Mrs. Templeton was survived by
her husband C.W. "Bill" Templeton of Ranger, daughters
Carla Gomez (RHS-1975) and husband Joe of Granbury, and
Karen Jernigan (RHS-1978) and husband Bill of Ranger, two
grandchildren Stacy Regeon Vann (RHS-1991) and Bryan Henson
and a great-grandson Dalton Vann.
HUSBAND: CARLTON W. "BILL" TEMPLETON, 77, was reunited
with Novilla, his wife of 54 years on July 10, 2009.
Burial was in Macedonia Cemetery.
Bill was born on April 4, 1932 in La Casa Community in
Stephens County to Audie and Oral Lois (Raney) Templeton,
and he attended school in Caddo and Frankell until they
closed and then he finished school graduating from
Breckenridge High School, and attended Ranger Junior
College. Bill loved La Casa Community and spent many
hours traveling the country side where he grew up. Bill
married Novilla Edwards on April 17, 1955 in Eastland,
Texas and she preceded him in death on June 2, 2007.
They moved to Abilene and Bill worked as an aircraft
inspector for Automation Industries until 1965 when
they returned to Ranger. He worked as a contract pumper
for various oilfield companies for 40 years. Bill also
farmed and ranched, and he loved to visit, at Pac a Sac
in Strawn in the morning and after taking care of his
wells, he would go back to Strawn where he would eat at
Mary’s Café, stopping by West-to-Go in Ranger to bug
Connie before arriving at his home north of Ranger that
he loved so much.
At the time of his death, Bill was survived by two
daughters; Carla Gomez and husband Joe of Granbury,
Karen Jernigan and husband Bill of Ranger. Two grand-
children; Stacy Regeon Vann and Robert Bryan Henson.
One great grandson Dalton Michael Vann. And his other
relative “Pots” his dog.