James Charles Temple

Published 7:00 pm Saturday, December 24, 2011

Services for James C. Temple, of Meadville,are 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 26, at Franklin Funeral Home inMeadville, with burial in Midway Cemetery in Meadville. The Rev.David Cox will be officiating. 

    Visitation is Monday from 9 until 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

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    Mr. Temple, 87, died Dec. 22, 2011, at Promise Hospital in Vidalia,La. He was born in Meadville on Nov. 21, 1924, to Charles Purseyand Clara Stevens Temple.

    He was a graduate of Meadville High School and drafted into theU.S. Army in 1944. He was shipped to France to serve during WorldWar II where he was wounded. For his service to his country, hereceived two Purple Hearts, European-African Middle EasternCampaign Medal, Victory World War II Medal, Bronze Star Medal forHonor or Meritorious Achievement, the Overlord Campaign Medal forOmaha Beach and Bronze Medal for Efficiency, Honor, Fidelity.

    Mr. Temple attended watch repair school in Ellisville. For severalyears thereafter, he repaired and collected antique watches andclocks.

    In the 1960s, he was a member of the Franklin County SchoolBoard.

    He is preceeded in death by his parents; two brothers, MorrisTemple and Elton Temple; his sister, Annette Tyson; niece, DorothyHancock; nephew, Ronald Temple; a great-nephew, Jeff Temple; and agrandson, Andrew Jones.

    Suvivors include his wife of 67 years, Marcaline Freeman Temple;three daughters, Lydia Buttross and husband, Robert, of Natchez,Mary Childs and husband, Michael, of Meadville, and Jane Jones andhusband, Lemuel, of McCall Creek; one granddaughter, Dr. LeanneButtross, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; one grandson, Christopher Jones,of McCall Creek; one sister-in-law, Margeret “Tiny” Temple, ofMeadville; and a number of other nieces, nephews, great-nieces,great nephews, and other relatives and friends.

    Pallbearers will be his nephews, Ed Norton, Gene Lee, David Temple,Bobby Tyson, William Tyson and his great-nephews, Ed NortonIII.

    Special thanks to the doctors and the staff of Promise Hospital forthe wonderful care they gave to Mr. Temple. The family would alsolike to express their appreciation to Bonnie Oglesby for herexceptional service as caregiver to Mr. Temple.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Meadville UnitedMethodist Church, 164 First St., Meadville, MS 39653; or DisabledAmerican Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250.