Mildred Bowling, 95, of Gause, passed away Monday, December 29, at Hearne Healthcare. Mrs. Bowling was born to
Tom Mills and Lou Ada Adams Mills on September 8, 1919 in Farrar, Texas. She and her husband owned the J. A. Ely Grocery Store in Gause, which is now Coats Grocery. A visitation was held Tuesday December 30, from 6 pm to 8 pm at Heartfield-Ritter Funeral home in Hearne. Funeral service was held Wednesday, December 31, at Gause Baptist
Church with interment that followed at Gause Cemetery. Reverend Jimmy Sanders officiated the services. Pallbearers were J. D. Williams, Ray Coats, Kevin Coats, James Rasco, Johnny Nigliazzo, Steve Rachui, and Robert Choates.
Preceding her in death are husbands, E. C. Wilkins who was the father of their children; he died in 1945; J. A. Ely, and