Morgan, Mildred Pauline
Mildred Pauline Morgan, 84, of (Dove Place-Claytor Lake) Dublin and formerly of Princeton West Virginia entered into eternal peace early Thursday morning, January 3, 2013 at home with her family by her side. Born October 16, 1928 in Bluefield West Virginia she was the daughter of the late Paris B. and Emma Nicewonder Bowling of Princeton. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 51 years Ula Morgan in 2000, of Dublin, great-granddaughter, Olivia Grace Covey of Pulaski, and siblings, Roy A. Bowling, Evelyn Jean Larue, and husband, Garland, Paul B. Bowling and wife, Violet, James Donald Bowling, Lois Grey Bowling and Roscoe Wayne Bowling and wife Debra. Mildred worked at the Celanese plant in Narrows until a layoff and didn’t know what direction her life would take, but she met Ula on a blind date June 11, 1949, they dated for three months and were married. They moved to Matheny West Virginia were Ula worked in the coal mines for 31 years and Mildred was a homemaker, because of health reasons Ula retired and moved his family to Princeton where they together built and operated Morgan’s Drive-Inn and Cafeteria on the Beckley road for nine years. Again because of health issues they sold the restaurant in 1971 and moved to Dublin where she has resided for the past 42 years. Mildred loved and cherished her family very much, liked to travel with her family, and has visited 44 states including Canada. Other interests including canning, cooking, crocheting, quilting, reading and talking to her friends and family on the phone. Mildred has been a member of the First Church of God movement (Anderson) in Oceana, Princeton and Dublin Virginia. She leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her daughter, Patricia (Patty) and husband Ralph Johnston of Dublin; son Ronald and wife Marjorie Morgan of Riner Virginia, step son, Bobby and wife Sonya Morgan of Akron Indiana; and her grandchildren, Jennifer Johnston, Cheryl Covey, Rhonda Nottingham, Jamie Finley, Brandy Fizzano, Barry Morgan and Kimberly Gerdon; great grandchildren, Emma and Sarah Ritter, and Jade Carter; sisters, Phyllis Phillips and husband Jimmy, Mary Alice Bishop and husband Jack all of Princeton; a sister-in-law, Mary Sexton Bowling of Meherrin; numerous nieces; and nephews. Services to celebrate the life of Mildred Morgan will be held 11 a.m. Monday, January 7, 2013 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastors Don Niece, Edward Smith and Donn Sunshine officiating. Burial will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Friends may visit with the family Monday from 10 a.m. until the service hour at the funeral home. Those wishing to share memories and thoughts with the family can share them via www.memorialfd.com. In lieu of flowers Memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of God building fund, 6330 Courtney Lane, Dublin, VA 24084. The Morgan family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory and Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.