Bowling, Frances Elizabeth "Beth" Pledger

Longtime Ringgold Resident Was Foster Parent For Many Years

Thursday, November 1, 2012
Frances Bowling
Frances Bowling

Frances Elizabeth “Beth” Pledger Bowling, 54, of Ringgold, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, October 31, 2012. 

Born and raised in Armuchee, Ga., Beth has been a resident of the Ringgold area for the past 30 years and was of the Baptist faith. 

She was a graduate of Shorter College where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Computer Programming. She was employed by Precision Telecom Technologies and was formerly employed with Covista and Mohawk Industries. 

Beth was a member of the Catoosa County Foster Adoptive Association and she and her husband fostered many children over the years. She enjoyed reading and was an active member in the community. 

She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Wayne Pledger and grandparents, Thomas Franklin and Gertha Smith Pledger and also Walter Franklin and Opal Ray Selman. 

She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Richard Darrell Bowling; children, Heather Goswick, Elizabeth, Jonathan, Destiny and Michael Bowling, all of Ringgold; mother, Imogene Pledger of Rome, Ga.; siblings, Kathy (Johnnie) Jackson of Cocoa Beach, Fla., and John (Lisa) Pledger of Rome, Ga., several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services will be held at noon on Saturday, Nov. 3, in the funeral home chapel with Brother Danny Henson officiating in the chapel and Reverend Bobby Stephens officiating at the graveside. Interment will follow at Antioch Baptist Church in Rome, Ga. 

The family will receive friends on Friday, Nov. 2, from 4-9 p.m., and Saturday until funeral time at the funeral home. 

Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Home Wallis-Stewart Chapel, Ringgold. 

An online register book may be signed at

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