2018-09-06 / Obituaries


Margaret Elizabeth “Betty” Bowling, 90, of Jackson passed away Sept. 5, 2018 at her residence.

She was born Jan. 9, 1928 to Herbert J. and Louise York Champion. She was very active in civic organizations in Jackson and was selected as the Jackson Citizen of the Year in 1992. She was also a member of the Woman’s Club and spearheaded the revitalization committee responsible for the transformation of the Lorenz McCrary House to the Chamber of Commerce and served on the Downtown Revitalization Committee. Her volunteer activities included Camp Rap-A-Hope and the Ronald McDonald House. Betty loved to travel the world, loved the outdoors, enjoying golf and tennis, and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Robert S. Bowling III, Ann Bowling (Frank E. III “Happy”) White, Dr. Herbert C. “Champ” (Jenny) Bowling, Richard R. Bowling; grandchildren, Dr. M. Scott (Robin) Coleman, Dr. Ashley D. (Michelle) Coleman, F. Shaw White, Elizabeth Schell (Drew) Morgan, Evin Marie (Jennifer) Bowling, Margaret Lee “Maggie” (Chad) Dickinson, Ashley White (Eddy) Diaz and great-grandchildren, Russell Bowling Coleman, Mary Elizabeth Coleman, Matthew Scott Coleman, Brantley Ayden Dickinson, Champion Harbuck Dickinson, Allie Williams and Aniston Williams.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dr. Robert S. Bowling, Jr. and special friend, Annie Mae McMillan.

Visitation will be Friday, Sept. 7 at 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. service at First United Methodist Church in Jackson with Rev. Dr. Danielle May, Mac McCorquodale and Dr. Ashley Coleman officiating.  Interment will follow at the Bowling Family Cemetery in Leroy.

Active pallbearers will be Scott Coleman, Ashley Coleman, Shaw White, Evin Bowling, Kevin Taylor, Bo Coleman and Ray Beech.

Honorary pallbearers will be Betty Beard, Louis Finlay, Paul Waite, Mac McCorquodale and Dan Outlaw.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to First United Methodist Church Capital Fund, Pilots for Christ, Camp Rap-A-Hope or Ronald McDonald House.

Condolences may be offered at www.lathanfuneralhome.com.

 Lathan Funeral Home of Grove Hill will direct.


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