Cindy H. Bowling

Cindy Lee Houk Bowling, age 65, of Hertford, NC died on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at her home. Born in New Castle, PA on January 10, 1957 to Nancy Stinedurf Chaillet and the late Edward Chaillet, she was the wife of James “Rusty” Bowling. She loved doing all crafts, especially crocheting. Being a grandma was something that she reveled in! Cindy enjoyed music, especially Motown tunes. She believed in playing in the rain whenever you can and would not want us to be sad.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by a daughter, Samantha Farrar (Bobby) of Hertford, NC; sons, John Bowling and Chris Bowling, both of Hertford, NC; a sister, Karen Rascoe (James) of Hertford, NC; and her grandchildren, Ariana, Willow and Madilyn Farrar, Jaydn Bowling, and Bri and Trudy Farrar.

Her favorite “mottos/words to live by” were: “It’s not my problem anymore.” And “Don’t be afraid to say good-bye because you might not be able to later.”

A private service will be held. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 is assisting the Bowling family. Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at To plant a tree in memory of Mrs. Bowling, please visit