Betty Simmons Temple

January 16, 1928February 1, 2019

Betty Simmons Temple, having just celebrated her 91st birthday, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 1, 2019.

Betty was born in Bennettsville, SC to the late C. C. and Bessie S. Simmons. Her brother, W. Ray Simmons, and sister, Willie S. Adams predeceased her. The love of her life, her husband Marvin Mann Temple predeceased her in 1987.

Betty attended both Maury and Hickory High Schools, cheerleading at both schools and participated in basketball. Betty loved reading books and doing crossword puzzles. Her family has many fond memories of Betty and Marvin at their beach house on the Outer Banks, and the fish fries they hosted. Betty was a loving mother, wife, and grandmother who made family a priority in her life.

She is survived by her children, Phyllis J. Temple (Alvin Owens) and Timothy C. Temple, “T.C.”, (Stacy S.), her beloved grandchildren, Austin Mann Temple and Chandler Linn Temple.

She will be deeply missed by family and friends.

The family would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Seaside, Atlantic Shores and to Medi Home Health & Hospice for the tender, loving care given to our mom.

Services for the family are private.

A celebration of her life is to be held at a later date.

Donations in Betty’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.


No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.

Betty Simmons Temple

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patricia RATHBUN

February 12, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a lovely lady , so friendly . I remember many times at your house when we were growing up. You have many good memories to look back on. You and your family are in our thoughts at this time!

Gwendolyn (Winky) Koelemeyer

February 7, 2019

To Betty's Family,

So many fun times with Betty that I will remember. Years ago, playing "Penny Poker" with Tootie Felts, Millie Broadaway, Betty Bashara and many others. What a hoot we all were! Never saw so many women fight over a 50 cent Poker Pot!!! I Remember Tony and I going down to Nags Head fishing with Betty and Marvin and then having a fish fry afterwards. Lots of the girls would also go down and spend the night on their porch and talk until Midnight. Betty would make her famous spaghetti sauce with crushed red pepper flakes. I make my sauce like that today. So many fond memories! I will miss her lots!



February 7, 2019

Phyllis & Tim, I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I will treasure the last time I saw her & the "stroll down memory lane" conversation. I have warm childhood memories of Nags Head summers. Hugs to your whole family at this time of grieving. Susan Broadway Daleen