White Sulphur Springs-Mollie Clifford Bowling, 85, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, at her home in White Sulphur Springs.
She was born June 26, 1930, in Ronceverte to the late Howard Patrick and Lucy Guy McClung Clifford.
Mollie graduated from Greenbrier College for Women and worked as a traveling music teacher for Greenbrier County in 1953-1954. She had a radio program for one and two room schools. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority and was a Mu Phi Epsilon Music honorary. She went back to school in 1979 to obtain a B.A. from Concord and earned her Masters Degree in 1983 from WVU, where she majored in pipe organ. She was Church Organist for many churches over the years. She taught music in White Sulphur Springs Elementary, grades K-6 from 1979 until her retirement in 1990.
Mollie was preceded in death by her husband, William Rufus Bowling Jr.; brothers, Howard Patrick Clifford, Jr. and Basil Keffer Clifford; and a sister, Elizabeth Clifford Early.
Survivors include: children, William Rufus Bowling III and wife Karen, Robert Howard Bowling and wife Stephanie, Elizabeth Dolin and husband Larry, and Thomas Bradford Bowling and wife Emily; grandchildren, William Rufus Bowing IV and wife Judi, Jackson Lee Bowling, Molli Beth Harmon, Katie Bowling, Ben Bowling, Caroline Bowling and Max Bowling; great-grandchildren, William Bowling and Karsen Counts; and sister, Annabell Clifford Crawford of Reedsville, GA.
Her funeral service was held on Wednesday Dec. 2, at the White Sulphur Springs Presbyterian Church where Pastor Ike Hughes officiated. Burial was in Rosewood Cemetery in Lewisburg.
The family received friends before the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Rd., Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814 or HospiceCare, 1265 Maplewood Ave., Lewisburg, WV 24901.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements. Please send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.Home and Crematory, Salem, VA, 540-389-5441.