RINGGOLD Frances Elizabeth "Beth" Pledger Bowling, 54, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.Born and raised in Armuchee, Ga., Beth has been a resident of the Ringgold area for the past 30 years and was of the Baptist faith. She is a graduate of Shorter College where she earned her bachelor's degree in business administration and computer programming. She was employed by Precision Telecom Technologies and was formerly employed with Covista and Mohawk Industries. Beth was a member of the Catoosa County Foster Adoptive Association and she and her husband fostered many children over the years. She enjoyed reading and was an active member in the community.She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Wayne Pledger; and grandparents, Thomas Franklin and Gertha Smith Pledger and also Walter Franklin and Opal Ray Selman. She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Richard Darrell Bowling; children, Heather Goswick, Elizabeth, Jonathan, Destiny and Michael Bowling, all of Ringgold; mother, Imogene Pledger, of Rome, Ga..; siblings, Kathy (Johnnie) Jackson, of Cocoa Beach, Fla.., and John (Lisa) Pledger of Rome, Ga.; several nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be held noon Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Brother Danny Henson officiating in the Chapel and Rev. Bobby Stephens officiating at the graveside.Interment will follow at Antioch Baptist Church in Rome, Ga.The family will receive friends from 4-9 p.m. today and Saturday until funeral time at the funeral home.An online register book may be signed at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Home Wallis-Stewart Chapel Ringgold.