Let the memory of Tempie be with us forever
  • 94 years old
  • Born on July 28, 1919 .
  • Passed away on December 27, 2013 .

Tempie Ruth Hedgepeth Broyal, 94, a longtime resident of Granville County passed away Friday, December 27th, 2013 at her home.

A native of Vance County, the daughter of the late Lartha Allen and Judy Myrick Hedgepeth.  She was a member of West Oxford Baptist Church and was owner and operator of Jack and Jill Daycare for many years.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, December 28th, 2013 in the Eakes Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Preston Stainback.  Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Oxford.

Surviving are two daughters; Judy Broyal Melton and Bonita Broyal Brame, both of Oxford, one son; Jerry F. Broyal of Chapel Hill, four sisters; Beaufort H. Stainback of Durham, Effie H. Rowan of Greensboro, Rebie H. Hancock of Oxford, Rachel H. Bruce of Hampton, Va. and one brother, Donald Hedgepeth of Yorktown, Va., four grandaughers; Jennifer Melton Bailess, Dr. Dana B. Hancock, Whitney M. Evans, Leah B. Short, two grandsons; Robert Potter and Ron Bowling and six great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie E. Broyal, a sister, Bertie H. Clark and three brothers; Grady, Herbert and Alton Hedgepeth.

Visitation will be held from 12:30 – 2:00 P.M. Saturday, December 28th, 2013 prior to the funeral service at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford and at other times in the home.

Flowers accepted or memorials can be made to Granville County Senior Citizens or to West Oxford Baptist Church.

Posted by Whitney Evans on 29th December 2013
Ma Broyal was not only a beautiful person, but a wonderful grand mother. She took care of us all with a loving heart and generous soul. She had a kind heart and calming touch. I have so many wonderful memories of her that I will cherish forever. She taught us the importance of family, faith in God, and the value of good will. She had a hand in making me who I am today. Her smile was full of love and pure joy. She was the matriarch of our family and loved by us all. I will cherish all of the moments I had with her, and keep her close to my heart so that a part of her spirit can live through us everyday. She will be loved in death just as she was in life. God has gained an angel, and we have gained a guardian angel. I love you Ma Broyal, please watch over Gracen and I everyday.
Posted by Carolyn Jones on 29th December 2013
Bonita, What wonderful memories I have of Ma Broyal and of Tempie in West Oxford Church. She was a pillar of the community, serving God in her humble way - always smiling and happy. She taught Rohn & Chad so much while they were in her Daycare. I never worried a minute while they were in her care. & I truly enjoyed coming over to "visit" on Sundays and happened to arrive at lunch time. She was a wonderful hostess and cook - always welcoming her guests as she would one of her own children. & I must mention Lonnie, who taught me how to water ski - I really enoyed my time with them at Kerr Lake while camping. I thought they were a perfect couple & that you guys were a perfect family. I know you inherited her happy & gentle spirit because you are the same way that I remember her being, Your loss is Heaven's gain today. What a blessed Godly woman! My love to you & yours as you experience life without her, but certainly you could not have had a more lovely and giving Mother!
Posted by Debra Turner on 28th December 2013
My son, Todd Hicks went to Jack and Jill Day Care when he was 2 years old and was there for 4 years, he loved every minute he was there. He loved "Mama and Papa Broyal so much. A few years ago he took his son Silas to meet Mama Broyal and I am so glad, she was a wonderful, kind and loving person.My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Tammy Champion on 27th December 2013
My heart goes out to you all. Such a loving and caring family .Ma Broyal was a mother to everyone she ever met. I sure will miss her. God bless each and every one of you.
Posted by Tempie Forbes on 27th December 2013
Bonnie and family, We just want you to know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry about your mother. Love, Kenny, Tempie and family

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