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TIMBERLAKE -- Sudie Oakley Bowling, 91, a native of Person County and former resident of the Mount Harmony community died Sunday, Nov. 14. She was the daughter of the late Fitch Lee Oakley and Annie O'Briant Oakley. Mrs. Bowling and her late husband, Clyde T. Bowling were farmers for more than 50 years.

She was a lifelong member of Mount Harmony Baptist Church where she was involved in many church activities until her declining health no longer permitted her to do so.

Mrs. Bowling is survived by two daughters, Jennifer J. Bowling of Durham and Joyce B. Duncan and husband Farris A. Duncan of Goldsboro; two grandchildren, Monica D. Rollins and husband, Jeffrey Rollins of Gainesville, Fla., and Allen Scott Duncan and wife, Anne Laure Duncan of Lyon, France; four great grandchildren. Andrew Duncan Rollins, Michaela Anne Rollins, Hannah Grace Rollins, of Gainesville, Fla., and Theo Remi Allen Duncan of Lyon, France; one sister, Shirley Oakley of Butner; and two brothers, Charlie Oakley of Roxboro, and Billy Oakley of Hillsborough.

A sister, Audrey O. Thomas, and brothers Joe Oakley, Julian Oakley, Ernest Oakley and Frank Oakley preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at Mount Harmony Baptist Church by the Rev. Randy Pittman and the Rev. Barry Chambers. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Arthur Robert Oakley, C.L. Oakley, Forest Oakley, Anthony Oakley, Brad Oakley, Gordon Lunsford, Ricky Tremmel and Reid Hughes.

Memorials may be made to the Building Fund, Mount Harmony Baptist Church, 1655, Mount Harmony Church Road, Rougemont, NC 27572.

Condolences may be sent to www.brooksandwhite.com.


Published in Obituaries on November 17, 2010 1:47 PM