Helen Bowling, daughter of the late Otis and Winnie Skelton Weaver, was born on June 23, 1928, in Bloomfield, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Dec. 6, 2012, at the age of 84.
She had lived in Bloomfield all of her life. She was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Bloomfield.
On Dec. 28, 1946, she was married to Earl Bowling in Bloomfield. He preceded her in death on May 1, 1987.
Surviving are three daughters, Brenda Bowling of Dexter, Vicky Bowling and Debbie Bowling, both of Bloomfield; four sons, Ronnie Bowling, Larry Bowling, and Kenny Bowling, all of Bloomfield, and Michael Bowling of Coolidge, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; four sisters, Louise Smith and Melba Barnett both of Bloomfield, Dorthy Evans of Cypress, Texas, and Georgia Hughes of Hayden, Ala.; three brothers, Harold Gaines, Don Weaver, and Dale Weaver, all of Bloomfield. Other relatives and many friends also survive. She was preceded in death by two sons, Robert Earl Bowling and Jerry Ray Bowling and one brother, James R. Weaver.
Visitation will be held Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at 10 a.m. at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Rev. Greg Stevens of Bloomfield officiating.
Interment will be in the Hill Cemetery near Bloomfield with Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.