2017-06-19 / Obituaries

Ruth Lavonne Bolton Fowler

Gaffney — Ruth Lavonne Bolton Fowler, 79, of 521 W. Montgomery Street, Apt 7, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Mary Black Health System of Gaffney.

Born in Gaffney, she was the wife of the late Ralph Fowler and was the daughter of the late Jack Bolton and Pearl Peterson Bolton. She was a member of Johnson Memorial Baptist Church, and a graduate of Gaffney High. She loved reading, Bible studies, and Christian music.

Surviving are a son, MSgt (Retired) Ronald Keith Childress and wife, Ann, of Navarre, FL; a daughter, Shirley Hollingsworth and husband, Bob, of Gallatin, TN; a sister, Phyllis Bullock and husband, Jerry, of Gaffney; four grandchildren, Lori Merritt, Lisa Childress (Jo), Andy Childress and wife, Stacey, and Alan Primm and wife, Carla; ten greatgrandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Bruce E. Bolton, and a sister, Lois Winstead.

The family will receive friends on Monday, June 19, 2017, from 11 a.m. to noon at Blakely Funeral Home. The funeral service will immediately follow with Mr. Ashby Blakely officiating. Interment will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Meals on Wheels, PO Box 1886, Gaffney, SC 29342.

The family will be at the home of Christy Knight, 115 Greenbriar Drive, Gaffney, SC 29341.

An online guest register is available at www.blakelyfuneralhome.com.

Blakely Funeral Home & Crematory, Gaffney, SC

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