Emma Jean Self Dowling, 82, of Foreman, Ark., died Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, in an Ashdown, Ark., nursing home.

Mrs. Dowling was born April 19, 1930, in Foreman, Ark. She was retired from Foreman Independent School District, a homemaker, member of First United Methodist Church and an Air Force veteran. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe L. Dowling.

Survivors include two daughters, Joanna Kathleen Dowling of Foreman and Rebecca Renay Dowling Dean of Little Rock; two brothers, Bill Self of Wilton, Ark., and Barney Self of Nash, Texas; two granddaughters, Jessica Leigh Dean and Rachael Lauren Dean of Little Rock; three nieces, Ava Jolly Crump of Mena, Ark., Melanie Moore of Foreman and Elizabeth Wallace of Lockesburg, Ark.; one special caregiver, Rita Robinson of Foreman; and a number of other relatives.

Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Prince of Peace Church, Foreman, with the Rev. Joyce Green officiating. Entombment will be in Chapelwood Memorial Gardens Mausoleum under direction of Chapelwood Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.

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Published: 10/10/2012