Asheville - Emma Jean Bowling, 78, of Asheville, died Tuesday, December 25, 2012.
A native of Burnsville, NC, she was a daughter of the late Rollin and Laura Webb Riddle.
Mrs. Bowling worked as a RN and CNOR for St. Joseph's Hospital.
She is survived by her husband, Onest P. "Buddy" Bowling; daughter Laura Katherine Bowling; sons Michael Patha Bowling and Mark Rollin Bowling; grandchildren Julian Patha Bowling, Emma Kay Bowling, Julia Bowling, and Katherine Bowling; and cousins Louise Dodd and Shirley Wilson.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to CarePartners Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.
Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family, and the online register is available at www.grocefuneralhome.com