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Leola Bowling Olinger

• Jan 13, 2020 at 4:00 PM

GRAY - Leola Bowling Olinger, 91, of Gray went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 13, 2020.

Leola was born on October 28, 1928 in Fairview, Virginia to the late A.C. and Eva Dell Bowling. She was a graduate of Fairview High School then went on to Radford College and graduated from East Tennessee State. Leola taught school in Scott County, Virginia and Washington County, Tennessee for 44 years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend.

Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, James Olinger; sisters, Beulah Kate Bowen, Edith B. Lyon, Ada B. Newman, Sue B. Carter, Nell B. Rhoton; and brothers, Robert Bowling and Frank Bowling.                                                                                             

Leola is survived by her son, James Olinger; grandchildren, Hannah L. Cullen, Jessica C. Archer, and Rebecca C. Craven; great grandchildren, Elsie Ann Craven and Evan Michael Craven; sister, Sylvia B. Tompkins; along with several nieces and nephews. 

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Holston View Cemetery. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 12:45 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Leola’s memory to a charity of your choosing.

To express condolences to the family visit www.cartertrent.com

Carter Trent/Scott County Funeral Home is serving the Olinger Family.