Edward James Dowling, 83, of Odum, died Monday, August 19, 2013. Dowling was born Feb. 10, 1930 in Brooklyn, New York to the late James Alfred Dowling and the late Agnes Sophia Grochowski Dowling. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Miami, FL. Dowling was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and served in the Korean Conflict. He was preceded in death by a son, Edward Scott Dowling.
Survivors include his wife, Catherine Ann Dowling of Odum; one daughter, Linda Louise (Wade, Sr.) Hill of Odum; one sister, Josephine Nicholson of Miami, FL; one brother, Richard Dowling of Portland, Maine; two grandchildren, Charles Hill, Sr. and Wade Hill, Jr. and three great-grandchildren, Charles Hill, Jr., Catherine Mae Hill and Donovan Rusty Hill.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 24 in the Swain Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Earnest Dyal officiating. Interment followed by Moody-Tillman Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Paul Upton, Walker Ogden, Ted Ogden, Charlie Hill, Lou Ogden and Jerome Ogden.
Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.