Virginia Eloise Bowling

March 12, 1945October 27, 2018
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Virginia Eloise Bowling, 73, of Amherst Virginia died on Saturday, October 27, 2018 in Lynchburg after struggling several years with multiple system atrophy.

She was born on March 12, 1945 to Aubrey and Ottie (Campbell) Bowling. Eloise was a College of Regents at Women of the Moose Chapter 1415 at 1727 Moose Lodge Lynchburg, VA. She was a graduate from Central Virginia Community College and retired after 33 years as a Senior Buyer for the city of Lynchburg. She was a devoted daughter, sister, aunt and friend and enjoyed sharing stories about and with her many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Eloise was a racing enthusiast and also loved music and dancing. She brought joy and love to many with her infectious laugh and unwavering dedication.

Eloise is survived by her longtime friend and companion, Donnie Maddox; niece, Christie Falkner and husband Jimmy; nephew, Keith Bowling; and many great nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Franklin D Bowling; niece, Sheryl Fitten; and nephew, Mark Bowling.

The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at Whitten Monelison Chapel.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Whitten Monelison Chapel. Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her memory to Gentle Shepherd Hospice or Moose Heart. We would especially like to thank the staff of Gentle Shepherd Hospice and Heritage Green Assisted Living facility for their wonderful care.


  • Aubrey Bowling, Father
  • Ottie Campbell Bowling, Mother
  • Donnie Maddox, Companion
  • Franklin Bowling, Brother
  • Christie and Jimmy Falkner, Niece
  • Keith Bowling, Nephew
  • Sheryl Fitten, Niece
  • Mark Bowling, Nephew

  • Brent Campbell
  • Ricky Campbell
  • Carroll Martin, Sr.
  • Winfred Campbell
  • Eric Norris

  • Gentle Shepherd Hospice
  • Moose Heart


  • Visitation Wednesday, October 31, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 1, 2018

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Donald Harris

October 31, 2018

Donnie, Lynn and I send our condolences. I will always remember the great times we had visiting many Moose Lodges throughout the state. Don & Lynn Harris

Debbie Goode

October 31, 2018

I worked with Eloise years ago in Purchasing at City Hall. We had many good times together outside of work and socially. She was so much fun.

I am so sorry to hear of her passing. Many thoughts and prayers to her family during this difficult time.

Charlotte Scott Dorsey

October 31, 2018

“Our deepest and sincerest condolences to the family and friends. Words alone can not ease the pain when grieving the loss of a love one.
Eloise and I worked together in the Purchasing Department many years back. Her genuine kindness like her smile made all she met endeared to her.

May the prayers of family and friends be of encouragement to strengthen each one personally during this difficult time.

Cherish the fond memories and may all find strength and gain comfort and peace from our Heavenly Father the God of tender mercies who gives the peace that surpasses all understanding to guard your hearts and mental powers by means of Jesus Christ.”

(2 Corinthians 1:3-4)

The Dorsey Family

Mike and Pat Seay

October 30, 2018

Thoughts and prayers to Donnie and the family. We fondly remember Eloise as such a sweet lady whom we met through the Piney River Moose. Rest in peace sweet Eloise.

Jack & Peggy Lancaster

October 30, 2018

Eloise was one of the sweetest people that ever walked this earth. She was loving, caring, funny, beautiful inside and out, and a giant heart of gold. We served on the Women's Board for many years together. We shared so many special times with Donnie and Eloise, two people that will stay in our hearts forever. I think one of the best times we all had together was in Nashville. We laughed, we danced, tried new food, and Eloise saying, "I'll have another Jack & water"!! A boat load of memories were made that week!! Jack and I loved Eloise very much for many years!! Donnie, you will always be a part of our lives. You and Eloise were like Jack and never saw one without the other one! Thanks for all of the wonderful memories. Fly high, Eloise, no more pain.

Peggy and Dennis Inscoe

October 30, 2018

Will never forget our get togethers at home , cookouts and Fourth of July celebrations. Our Moose functions and you and I singing Patsy Cline karaoke and watching NASCAR. Her warm smile when ever we met, even when she was struggling with her health issues. One strong woman she is and sure she is so thankful for all the help and care she received from her loved ones in her time of need. Fly high with your wings Elouise so glad you are in peace with your loving family now 🙏🏻😇

Barbara Hudson

October 30, 2018

Our hearts are saddened by Eloise’s health concerns and her passing. Our prayers are for her friends and family. I remember Eloise for her kindness and energy. She was always busy doing something. I remember her days of heading to the car races and how much fun she had. I always enjoyed working with her and we had lots of fun and laughs! May God bless you all and keep you in the days to come and may fond memories with Eloise warm your heart and ease your grief. Take care. Barbara and Larry Hudson

Cheryl Hazlehurst

October 30, 2018

Weesie my friend I will miss you and hearing those heals. Prayers sent I know all family and friends you touched with your kindness feels the same another angel he received.

Freida Tucker

October 30, 2018

I have many fond memories of growing up with Eloise. She was a kind and loving person and I know that all of you will miss her. You have my deepest sympathy.