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Nellie Blanche (Garlington) [Templin] Boyles, 92, of John Knox Village, Orange City, Florida died 11 December 2001 at the Fish Memorial Hospital, Orange City, Florida.

Mrs. Boyles was born Nellie Blanch Garlington on September 18, 1909 in Crafton, Jack County, Texas. Her father, Thomas Christopher (TC) Garlington, son of early Bowie area settlers was born February 10, 1886 and died November 26, 1961. Her mother, Mary Virginia Pigg, born January 15, 1887, Bowie, Texas and had married TC Garlington in June 1905. She died December 26, 1926. Both parents are buried in Crafton Cemetery. TC and Mary Virginia were parents of five children as follows:

David Thomas Garlington was born February 10, 1907 in Cleburne, Texas. He married Mary Louise Turley and died February 25, 1993. He was buried in Bowie, Texas on February 1993. Mary Louise died June 7, 1999 and is buried beside her husband.

Lillie Leone Garlington, born February 21, 1914, Jack County, Texas. She married Edgar R Hays in 1935 and died June 26 1993, Nocona, Texas. She was buried in Montague, Texas on June 30, 1993 beside her husband who had preceded her in death.

Bluford Lee Garlington was born August 22, 1916 and married Dorothy Lucille Huskey in 1940 in Waurike, Oklahoma. He died September 16, 1983 and is buried in Borger, Texas.

Curtis Clifford Garlington was born March 15, 1922 in Bowie, Texas. He married Elfreda Lee. They have since divorced and Curtis has re-married and is living in Arlington, Texas

Mrs. Boyles first married William Timothy Templin a Methodist minister of the East Oklahoma Conference on October 29, 1929 in Southard, Oklahoma. Rev Templin was born in Jerome, Indiana July 23, 1877. They had one child, Charles Leonard Templin who was born February 8, 1934 at Morningside Hospital, Tulsa Oklahoma. The Templin family resided in Jenks, Oklahoma at the time of sonís birth.

They subsequently moved in the service of the church to Commerce, Oklahoma; Rogers, Arkansas; Jefferson, Oklahoma; Sykesville, Maryland; Valliant, Oklahoma and back to Rogers, Arkansas where they established their home. The Templins were active in church and local childrenís activities for years before Reverend Templinís death on June 1, 1964. He was buried in Kokomo, Indiana with his parents and first wife.

Nellie subsequently re-married Homer Andrew Patton (Pat) Boyles March 16, 1971. Pat had been born October 4, 1889 in Georgia. He died May 11, 1976 and was buried in Tulsa Memorial, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

After a few years of illness, Nellie moved from Rogers, Arkansas to Orange City, Florida to be nearer her sonís family. She had been a resident of Rogers for 53 years. She was a resident of John Knox Village, Orange City, Florida for nearly ten years before her death 11 December 2001.

Survivors include her son, Charles Leonard Templin of Sanford, Florida; two grand children Deborah Leonara (Templin) Mayton of San Antonio, Texas; Raymond Randall Templin of Virginia Beach, Virginia; four great grandchildren, Michelle, Kyle and Kelly Mayton and Randy Templin, Jr; brother Curtis Clifford Garlington, Arlington, Texas and several nieces and nephews.

Burgess - Fry - Owens - Brumley Funeral Home, Bowie, Texas is in charge of funeral arrangements. She will be buried in Crafton Cemetery, Crafton, Texas beside her parents.


History from Charles Leonard (Chuck) Templin, son of Nellie.††††††