MARGARET P. BOWLING
June 22, 1921 – December 13, 2012
ZEBULON – Margaret Parker Bowling, 91, died Thursday. A native of Duplin County she was daughter of the late James Oscar & Kitsey Lee Parker. Margaret worked as a secretary at Wakelon School and later at Zebulon Elementary School until her retirement. Her gratest joy was her family. She was truly the kindest, and most caring mother and grandmother. There was never any doubt of her love. Family time was most important to her especially during the holidays. She was preceded in death by her husband, James “Bill” L. Bowling, and brother, Ralph Parker.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Drs. James Michael “Mike” and Denise Bowling, of Chapel Hill, daughter, Cherrie Ariail and husband Randolph of Summerfield, grandchildren, Randall Ariail, Parker Ariail & wife Brandi and their children, Harrison & Jackson, Drs. Barrett Bowling & wife Meaghan and their children, Claire & Alden, Alexander Bowling, and wife Nicole, brothers, James Parker and wife Ruby of Calypso, NC, and Brooks Parker of Mt. Olive.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to Zebulon Baptist Church.
Funeral service, 11 am, Monday, Zebulon Baptist Church. Visitation will be held in the parlor following the service. Interment will be at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Zebulon.
Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home, Wendell. www.stricklandfuneralhomes.net