Tempie Gordon Travers

July 8, 1938 - December 23, 2012

07/08/1938 - 12/23/2012

Past Services

Thursday December 27, 2012
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
8286929188 | Directions
Friday December 28, 2012
2:00 pm
Victory Tabernacle
21 Victory View Lane
East Flat Rock, NC 28726

Tempie Gordon Travers, 74, of Hendersonville passed away Sunday December 23, 2012 at her home following an extended illness. A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, she was a daughter of the late Eddie Lee and Helen Lindsey Gordon. She was a member of Victory Tabernacle in East Flat Rock.

Survivors include her loving husband of fifty-two years, Thomas M. Travers; two children, T. David Travers of East Flat Rock, Sabrina Travers Wilkey and her husband George of Travelers Rest, SC; five grandchildren, Jamie and Trent Travers, Jonah, Christa, and Jarrad Wilkey; two great grandsons, Jaxon Wilkey, Alex Travers; three sisters, Ruby Owens and Betty Camp, both of Tuxedo, Jane Waters of East Flat Rock; two brothers, Robert ìJohn Henryî Gordon and his wife Wanda of Travelers Rest, SC, Joe ìDuckî Gordon of Hendersonville; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be at 2:00 pm Friday at Victory Tabernacle. Revs. Norman Bayne and Harold McKinnish will officiate. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Thursday at Forest Lawn Funeral Home and at other times will be at the residence.

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Dawn Christianson
8 years ago

To the Travers family,

I knew Tempie as she had been a patient of mine 3 different times through Pardee Home Care. She was a sweet, special lady. I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.


Dawn Christianson

DeAdra Barnwell Corn
8 years ago

oh David and the rest of the Travers family, I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s death. At least you know that she is in a better place with Jesus now. No more pain no more struggle of this life will she ever know again. my heart is with the whole family. Love to all, DeAdra

Lois and Roland Hoots
8 years ago

May God bless and comfort you.

Lois and lois Hoots
8 years ago

Tom and Family, You are in our thoughts and prayers in

the passing of your loved one. Tempie was a dear friend to all that knew her.

May God comfort and bless you.

Cynthia Cash
8 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with you Sabrina, and your family during this trying time, especially through the holiday season! May God bless and comfort you!


Bill & Joanne McCraw
8 years ago

We have the family in prayer and she was always smileing and pleasent to talk to.Her mother sure did take care of my Dad.

Debbie Ruff
8 years ago


We will greatly miss Tempie but she is in a better place we are praying for you.

Mr. Mrs Walden Ruff

Kelly Rodriguez
8 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Donald Cox
8 years ago

My prayers are with you all and know that God will comfortable and support you.


Jan & Reg Cordell
8 years ago

Our prayers and support are with you during this hard time. Jan & Reg