Alma P. Hartley
Mrs. Hartley was born Jan. 25, 1920, in Watauga County, a daughter of the late Cloyd and Maggie Story Bowles. She was a retired employee of Appalachian State University and a member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church.
Mrs. Hartley is survived by one daughter, Rhea Harris and husband, Richard, of Boone; one granddaughter, Deborah Aldridge and husband, David, of Rydal, Ga.; one grandson, Mark Harris and wife, Kathy, of Westerville, Ohio; three great-grandsons, Matthew Aldridge and wife, Ellen, of Spring City, Tenn., Kevin Harris, and Chris Harris, both of Johns Creek, Ga.; two step-granddaughters, Kristi Wolfe of League City, Texas, and Julie Wolfe of Grand Rapids, Mich.; a special niece, Sue Hartley of Boone; two sisters, Mary Kocheiser of Akron, Ohio and Helen Huff of Newport News, Va.; and one brother, Burl Bowles and wife, Lola, of Lexington. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Hartley; two sisters, Ruby Critcher, and Ruth Eggers, and two brothers, Dean Bowles, and June Bowles.
A memorial service for Alma P. Hartley will be conducted 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be the Rev. Jim McKinney and the Rev. Bud Russell.
The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Sunday, at the funeral home, prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Medi Home Hospice, PO Box 1357, Newland, N. C. 28657.
The family respectfully requests no food.
Online condolences may be sent to the Hartley family at http://www.hamptonfuneralnc.com.
Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.