Ruth Fitzgerald Bowling, 88, of Amherst, passed away on Friday, February 22, 2019, in Lynchburg. Ruth was born on April 22, 1930, in Amherst, the daughter of the late Joseph Pettitt Fitzgerald and Fronie Belle Maddox Fitzgerald. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Finley Bowling in October 1991; and two brothers, Lester and Hersey. Ruth is survived by her son, Bill Pedtitt Bowling and wife, Brenda, of Dumphries, Va.; two daughters, Fronie M. Brown of Renick, W.Va., and Lecy H. Duff and husband, Nelson, of Alexandria, Va.; six sisters, Elsie, Julia, Liverne, Helen, Betty, and Claudia; three brothers, Denver, James, and Mack, 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Pastor Carl Davis officiating. Interment will follow in the Amherst Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Monday, February 25, 2019, at Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel. Arrangements under the direction of Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel, Lovingston, Va. (434-263-4097).
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