Mrs. Carolyn FowlerSouthern Heritage Funeral Home
Posted by: SHFH
Date: Jan 29 2014 12:04 PM
SOUTHERN HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY
1000 HODGESVILLE ROAD
DOTHAN, ALABAMA 36301
Carolyn Jo Fowler, a resident of Dothan, died Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at Flowers Hospital. She was 82.
Funeral services for Mrs. Fowler will be held at 11 AM on Friday, January 31, 2014 at Memphis Baptist Church with Reverends Jim Tate and Eddie Littlefield officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Family will receive friends and loved ones one hour prior to the service.
Mrs. Fowler was born July 2, 1931 in Newville, Alabama to the late Robert Joe and Willie McKay Ellison. In 1949, Mrs. Fowler moved to the Hodgesville area and lived there the remainder of her life with her husband of 59 years, Austin Fowler. Mrs. Fowler spent her life serving others in her family and the community. In all aspects of her life, Mrs. Fowler selflessly prioritized her family and gave her time to ensure the comfort and wellbeing of those she loved the most. Mrs. Fowler most enjoyed cooking and preparing meals for not only her treasured family gatherings, but also for those in her community and church. Most importantly, Mrs. Fowler cherished her relationship with the Lord and lived a life a service to His will. Mrs. Fowler valued her church family at Memphis Baptist Church where she was a member for over 40 years.
Mrs. Fowler was preceded in death by her husband, Austin “Smiley” Fowler, son, Jerome Fowler and a sister Martha Haire.
Survivors include her daughter and son in law, Dianne and Ken Rigsby, Dothan; son and daughter in law, Tim and Stephanie Fowler, Dothan; four grandchildren, Kip and Angie Kelley, Candy and Tim Gilley, Hillary and Caroline Fowler; four great grandchildren, Hayden and Dillan Gilley, Ethan and McKay Kelley; sisters, Mary Hutchison and husband, Francis, St. Louis, MO, Peggy Hollwedel, Montgomery; brother, Robert F. Ellison and wife, Arlene, Pensacola, FL.