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Emma Jean Bumbalough Templeton, 83

Emma Jean Bumbalough Templeton, 83, of Franklin passed away on Jan. 21 in Murfreesboro.

Jean was born in Cookeville to Otis C. and Martha L. Johnson Bumbalough on Feb. 15, 1937. She went to school at Cookeville. She married Joe G. Templeton on June 10, 1956 in Cookeville. She was a homemaker and stay-at-home mom for their two daughters. She loved to cook and bake. Many people anticipated her homemade candies and cookies, which were abundant during the holidays. She made her delicious homemade Pumpkin Chiffon Pie every year since 1962 for Thanksgiving! She was a member of Franklin Cumberland Presbyterian Church, where she was a member of the choir known for her beautiful soprano voice.

Jean is preceded in death by husband, Joe G. Templeton, parents Otis Bumbalough and Martha Sherrill, brothers, David and Robert Bumbalough.

Jean is survived by daughters Cindy Barnhart and Susan (Sammy) Garza, grandsons Michael and Joey Jamison, Zack Barnhart, great-grand daughter Trinity Barnhart, sisters, Lisa Morgan, Rebecca Jones, Debbie Dover, Myra Selby, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, at Williamson Memorial with Dwight Arnold of Franklin Cumberland Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial followed at Williamson Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are by Williamson Memorial. Pallbearers/ honorary pallbearers were family and friends. Memorials may be given to Franklin Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The family of Jean wishes to extend our sincere thanks to The Villages of Murfreesboro Memory Care, Alive Hospice, Franklin Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Williamson Memorial Funeral Home.

Williamson Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Jan. 27, 2021