Dateline: October 16, 2008
services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 15, 2008, in
Cemetery in Clarendon with Jeff Messer, Chaplain of Bivins Memorial
Nursing Home in Amarillo, officiating. Services were under the direction
of Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.
Bowling was born November 30, 1912, in Chicota, to Marion Lafayette and
Maggie Emma Wortham Gustin. She married Jhrome Homer Bowling on November
9, 1930, in Hollis, Okla. Noval helped raise her brothers and sisters. She
did sewing for family and friends and worked in the cotton fields. She
also helped run a grocery store with her parents while growing up and also
sang in the choir. She lived through the depression. She and Jhrome made
their home in Windy Valley and Lelia Lake, where they raised their family.
She was a homemaker and a Christian.
was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on March 28, 1988; a
daughter, Madeline Longley; a grandson, Tommy Longley; and several
brothers and sisters.
include two daughters, Gale Duke of Canyon, and Othelia Head of Panhandle;
two sons, Dwight Bowling of Stigler, Okla., and Greg Bowling of Canadian;
a brother, Junior Gustin of Paris, Texas; 13 grandchildren, 22 great
grandchildren, and 22 great great grandchildren.
family requests memorial contributions be to Bivins Memorial Nursing Home
1001 Wallace Blvd., Amarillo, Texas 79106 or BSA Hospice, PO Box 950,
Amarillo, Texas 79105.
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