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Margaret Russell Templeton, age 86, died March 30, 2013, at Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital in Kosciusko. Visitation will be held today, Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Welchâ€™s Funeral Home in Starkville, beginning at noon with funeral services at 1pm.
Mrs. Templeton was born on August 1, 1926, in West Point, Miss. She was a graduate of West Point High School. On June 1, 1946, she married Charles Edward (Buddy) Templeton. They made their home in Starkville, where they raised their three boys. Mrs. Templeton worked for Dr. Emmett Black as a dental hygienist and secretary for many years.
Mrs. Templeton was a devoted wife and a loving mother, grandmother and friend. She was a strong woman in her faith and she was the heart of the Templeton family. She was very active in her church, First United Methodist, serving on various committees. Mrs. Templeton was a charter member of the Junior Auxiliary of Starkville. She loved playing bridge with her friends and most of all, loved spending time with her family. Throughout her life, she maintained a sweet and simple spirit that won the hearts and trust of many. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Margueritte Wyland; her sister, Suzanne Russell; her husband, Buddy; and a son, Andy Templeton. Mrs. Templeton is survived by her sons, Art (Deborah) of Kosciusko and Tim (Beth) of Ridgeland. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren, Kevin Templeton of Jackson, Stokes Templeton and Abby Templeton of Kosciusko, and Anna Rose and Luke Templeton of Ridgeland.
You can go online and sign our guest register at www.welchfuneralhomes.com.