The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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March 6, 2014

Obituaries — Thursday, March 6, 2014

Linda Lou McDaniel Bowles

PRINCE — Linda Lou McDaniel Bowles, 70, of Prince, passed away on March 4, 2014 at Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital following a long illness.

Born May 4, 1943 in Piney View, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Johnny Mays McDaniel and Rosie Helen Greer McDaniel.

Linda enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, family, and listening to gospel music. She was passionate about her garden including roses and dahlias.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 35 years, David Clyde Bowles Sr.; precious son, David Clyde Bowles Jr.; infant sister, Martha Virginia McDaniel; two brothers, Vernon and Johnnie McDaniel; niece, Debbie McDaniel Chapman; nephew, John Fox; and a special brother-in-law and friend, Tommy Bowles.

Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, Michael Alan Bowles and wife Liley of Backus Mountain, Robert Steven Bowles and wife Diane of Mumford, Tenn., and Douglas Bowles; brothers, Lee McDaniel and wife Linda of Brookeville, Ind., Charles McDaniel and wife Phyllis of Mabscott, and Paul Joey McDaniel and wife Kim of Piney View; sisters, Glenna Coleman and husband Neil of Norfolk, Va. and Nila Hazelwood and husband Floyd of Stanaford, and Joanna Thomas and husband Wayne of Piney View; special sisters-in-law, Shirley McDaniel, Rose McDaniel, and Loraine Bowles; grandchildren, Bethany, Kayla, Analise, Samantha, Brandon, Riley, and David Bowles; great grandchildren, Amber Smith, Alexis Labour, Farrah Bowles; step-grandchildren, Kelly Pugh, Josh Boston, Kyle Waldon, Brooke Waldon, Ryan Waldon, and Ellianna Waldon; also a host of nieces, nephews, and many friends will mourn her passing.

A celebration life service for Linda Bowles will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, March 7, 2014 at the Blue Ridge Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jesse Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Prosperity.

Her nephews, James, Steven, Brad, Shane, Jonathan, and Jeremy will serve as her pallbearers.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the Blue Ridge Funeral Home in Prosperity.

Online condolences and other forms of tributes may be made to the Bowles Family via

Arrangements with Blue Ridge Funeral Home and Cremations, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive,  in Prosperity.

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