Edith Ballance Temple, 85, of 1263 Lynch’s Corner Road, Elizabeth City, NC died Monday, September 9, 2013 at her home. Born in Pasquotank County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Bobbie and Emma Key Ballance and was the wife of the late Cecil G. Temple. Mrs. Temple was a member of Ramoth Gilead Baptist Church where she had been an active member and a Sunday School teacher. She was a member of the North Carolina Extension Homemakers Association where she received the VEEP Award in 1989. She was also very active in the Pasquotank County 4-H.
Mrs. Temple is survived by three daughters, June T. Bell and husband Quentin of Manteo, NC, Debra T. Jones and Susan of Manteo, NC and Cathy T. Felstein and husband Richard of Lake Mary, FL; two sons, Doug Temple and wife Linda and Steve Temple and wife Terry, all of Elizabeth City, NC; three sisters, Beverly Sawyer, Florine Barnes and Janice Mullins, all of Elizabeth City, NC; two brothers, Billy Ballance of Shiloh, NC and Tilden Ballance of Elizabeth City, NC; nine grandchildren, Travis Jones, Wade Temple, Holly Weeks, Theo Feldstein, Joshua Feldstein, Sara Feldstein, Stuart Bell, Cecilia Bell Smith, and D. J. Kuhns; and nine great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Whitehead; a brother, John Ballance; and a grandson, Keith Jones. The family wishes to extend special thanks to Community Hospice and to Mrs. Temple’s sisters, especially Beverly, for providing excellent, quality care.
A funeral service will take place Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Ramoth Gilead Baptist Church with the Rev. Ken Littleton officiating. Burial will be in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service in the family life center and at all other times at the residence. Memorial donations may be made to the Keith Jones & Woody Gaskill Memorial Scholarship Fund, C/O Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 787, Manteo, NC 27954-0787. Twiford Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Temple family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh.com
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