Carolyn Fowler

Apr 26th, 1940 - Jan 7th, 2019


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Thu, Jan. 10th, 2019 5pm-9pm


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Fri, Jan. 11th, 2019 10:30am

Carolyn Fowler

Marion-Carolyn Fowler, 78, passed away on Monday, January 7, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family.

Carolyn was born on April 26, 1940 in Marion to Leo and Pearl (Whitecotton) Followell. She married Loran Fowler on October 3, 1959 at First Baptist Church in Marion.

Carolyn and Loran started and successfully ran Fowler Heating and Cooling since 1979. She was a secretary for Third Baptist Church for many years.  Carolyn was a member of Scottsboro Baptist Church and a member of Beta Sigma Phi.  She enjoyed going to their cabin in Golconda and Florida and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include:

Husband-Loran Fowler of Marion


Steve and Shari Fowler of Marion

Allen and Stacey Fowler of Marion


Katie Fowler-Hawkins and Robert Hawkins of Marion

Kerie Moore and Jeni Moore of Marion

Clay Fowler of Marion

Jackson Fowler of Marion

Krystal Black (Travis) of Murphysboro

Nathan Pierce of Marion

Great grandchildren-Ryne, River, Julian, Brayden, Boston, Anden and Nolen

Sister-Vicki Baker (Dick) of Marion

Brother-Roger Followell (Lynn) of Marion

Several nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Jeffrey Alan Fowler and sister, Sharon Wall.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 11, 2019 at 10:30am at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Larry Shacklee and Rev. Mike Hood officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday, January 10, from 5pm-9pm at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Scottsboro Baptist Church Building Fund and will be accepted at the funeral home.

5 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Richard and Connie Hays

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: January 8, 2019

    Fowler Family—we want to express our deepest sympathy. We will not be able to attend, but you are all in our hearts and prayers. What a beautiful new soul in Heaven! I know the angels are rejoicing and I’m sure she’s singing with them. What joy she must be experiencing right now! But what sorrow here on Earth! Our hearts break for you. God bless you.

  • Guest: George & Dianna Williams

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: January 9, 2019

    Loran & Family:
    Wish there were words which could express our care and concern as you experience this loss. Our minds and hearts grieve with you. Our prayers will lift up you and all your family and our hope is the Comforter will be all around you.

  • Guest: Randy Coulson

    From: Johnston City, Illinois

    Date: January 9, 2019

    I’m so sorry for your families loss, she was a very wonderful person. I’ll always enjoy the memories of her friendship and helpfulness with SIHAC in years past.

  • Guest: Morgan Alsip

    From: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    Date: January 10, 2019

    Loren, Steve and Allen

    I was saddened to learn of your soul mate and mother’s passing. I do have fond memories of Carol coming into the bank to conduct the daily business. The account was always in perfect order because she was so meticulous with the family’s resources. While subsequent generations are now very adequately overseeing the successful business she helped found, and will conduct the business matters in their own ways, Carol established and created a great foundation. She will be missed. I will be praying in the coming days for your family.

  • Guest: David Vaughn

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: January 11, 2019

    Steve and Shari, I was sorry to hear of the passing of Carolyn. You have my deepest sympathy and best wishes in these days and the days to come. May God bless you and your family.