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Elma Deane Haston

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Mrs. Elma Deane Haston, age 84 of Spencer, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Born Monday, Sept. 28, 1931 in Spencer, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Robert Taylor Bryant and Cleo Irene Simons Bryant.
Funeral services for Mrs. Haston were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, in the chapel of Spencer Funeral Home with Willard Ralph, Jr. and Nathan Hale officiating. Burial followed in Long Cemetery.

The family received friends Friday, Aug. 12 from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Surviving family members include daughters, Judy Deane Templeton Witherspoon (Don) of Lebanon and Carol Jean Templeton Cooper of Smyrna; son, William C. Templeton (Donna) of Sparta; grandchildren, Justin H. Witherspoon, Shane Witherspoon, Deica Witherspoon Disney , Aaron C. Templeton, Amanda Kaye Gulla, Joshua D. Cooper, Jesse T. Cooper; siblings, Bennie "Buck" Bryant, David B. Bryant, Patti Sue McCormack and DeAnn Killebrew; great grandchildren, Kristen, Korbin, Jayda, Aden, Cambria, Faith, Raegan, Willa, Brooklynn, Kailynn, Jake, Hailee, Jaxson and Knox; special family friends, Terry and Nita Long, Tammy and Scotty Smith and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Haston was preceded in death by husbands, S/MSGT Howard C. Templeton, USAF Retired and Lt. Col. Robert C. Haston, US Army, Retired; brothers, Bobby Joe Bryant and Charles M. Bryant; sisters, Brenda Carol Bryant and Ruth Ann Bryant.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either of the following; Mt. Elim Baptist Church Building Fund or Gideons International.
Online condolences may be made to the family at

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