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James Allen Bowling, 71, Newburg
James Allen “Crackers” Bowling, 71, of Newburg died June 15, 2012, at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, Leonardtown.
Born March 25, 1941, he was the son of the late Wallace Bowling and the late Martha Leona Davis Bowling.
Mr. Bowling was a southpaw pitcher for the Glasva baseball team. He also enjoyed golfing at Wicomico Shores Golf Course. A retired farmer, he enjoyed being with his grandchildren and his dog, Duke.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Ashley Marie Goldey; and sister, Hannah Hancock.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Mary Rice Bowling; son, James A. Bowling Jr. and his wife, Constance; daughters, Theresa Hall, Donna Goldey and her husband, Howard T. “Sonny,” Jo Ann Ucekay and her husband, John of Mechanicsville; sisters, Betty Ann Davis and Margaret Bowling; brothers, Edward, Calvin, Charles and Howard “Butch” Bowling; and grandchildren, Megan Hall, Jacob and Jeremy Ucekay, Hunter and Holden Goldey, Cole, Rose, Emory, James A. Bowling III, Andrew P. Bowling, and Danny, Nick and Ashleigh Hill.
Visitation and prayers were held June 19 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Charlotte Hall, where Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. June 20. The Rev. Keith Woods will officiate. Burial will take place at the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jacob Ucekay, Cole Bowling, Danny Hill, Joe Saunders, Butch Bowling and Chester Bowling. Honorary pallbearers will be Edward, Calvin and Charles Bowling, Thomas H. Rice, Johnny Rice, Jimmy Wood, James Cornette and Donald Langley.
Memorial contributions may be made to Charles County 4-H Livestock, 9375 Chesapeake St., Suite 119, La Plata, MD 20646 or to Black Lab Rescue, Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc., P.O. Box 246, Palmyra, PA 17078.
Arrangements are being handled by Raymond Funeral Service, La Plata.