Alma Bowling, age 65, of Russellville, Ala., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at her residence.
The visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church of Russellville. The 11 a.m. funeral service will be held on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at the First Baptist Church with the interment in Franklin Memory Garden. Conducting Alma's service will be Reverend Patrick Martin, Senior Pastor, Dr. Gene Balding, Pastor Emeritus, and Reverend Richard Parker, Associate Pastor.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Marvelene Askew; and her husband, Tim Bowling.
She is survived by her son, Jeff Bowling and wife, Nancy.
Pallbearers will be Bob Rogers, Greg Trapp, John McReynolds, Ricky Hall, Al Singleton, Johnny Hardin Roger Bedford and Jamie Sumerel.
Alma Bowling, a birth mother to one, but surrogate mother to all. She devoted her life to her family, job and caring for everyone or everything that came across her path. She started her "legal" career in 1974 at the law firm that is now known as Bedford, Rogers & Bowling, P.C., with Roger Bedford Sr. She watched Bob Rogers and Roger Bedford Jr. begin their law practices. She also watched her son, Jeff, join the law firm in 1992. All of those who knew her well understood that she took pride in the fact that her "law school" was the University of Waco, not Alabama or Cumberland. She was known as Tim, the "Coke Man's" wife. She had recently developed a love for creating her own form of artwork, which required an explanation at times. Alma was loved by all who knew her and will be missed by anyone who ever needed her. My mother and my friend, love always.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the First Baptist Church of Russellville Building Fund or the Gideons International.
Akins Funeral Home assisted the family. To sign the online register book please log on to akinsfh.com.
AKINS FUNERAL HOME
13455 HWY 43 Russellville, AL 35653
Published in Florence Times Daily on Nov. 21, 2013