Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1953

Novilla Edwards 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.