JONESVILLE — Mr. Carlisle Elliott Fowler, 95, widower of Bertha Proctor Fowler of 136 T Bishop Rd., Jonesville, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 after an extended illness.
Mr. Fowler was born in Jonesville, July 12, 1916, a son of the late Coleman Carlisle Fowler and Nannie Pacolet Carter Fowler. He was retired from Milliken Co., Monarch Plant and was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church. Mr. Fowler was an avid cattle farmer and loved to work his land. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family and was first married to the late Doris Fowler Hyatt.
Surviving are a daughter, Barbara F. Woodward; a son, James Elliott Fowler and wife Pearlene; a son-in-law, Robert Burton, all of Jonesville; five grandchildren, Michelle Hall, Tammy Greer, Chuck Fowler, Amy Eaves and Neil Burton; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Fowler was predeceased by a daughter, Doris Elaine Burton; and a grandson, James Elliott Fowler, Jr.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, 2012 at New Hope United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Dr. James Ivey and Rev. Roger Byrd.
Active pallbearers will be Chuck Fowler, Edward Hall, Eugene “Butterbean” Sprouse, Wallace Russell, Bobby Lipsey and Clarence Cook.
Mr. Fowler’s caregivers, Elaine, Holly and Lacey, along with Chris Cook, Matt Cook, Bruce Cook, Mr. Warren Little and Frances Joseph McKenna, III will serve as the honorary escort.
Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Thursday evening at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home in Union.
Memorials may be made to New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 787, Jonesville, SC, 29353.
The family will be at the home of his son, Elliott Fowler, 105 Park Drive, Jonesville.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc. (www.holcombefuneralhomes.com)