Dorothy Fowler Jolliff

Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Baton Rouge, La.

Dorothy Jeane Fowler Jolliff, 87, of Baton Rouge, La., died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006, at Baton Rouge. Born April 16, 1919, she was the daughter of the late William Wesley and Julia E. Cruise Fowler and was the widow of Dan B. Jolliff, a former Manila resident.

The couple married shortly after Sgt. Maj. Jolliff's return from World War II. She was a graduate of the University of Arkansas, receiving a degree in education. As a young woman, she was a merchant in the Etowah community near Manila. She went on to be an educator at St. Louis, and later owned and operated Minute Men Restaurants at Fort Smith and a Kentucky Fried chicken restaurant at Pocahontas. She retired in 1987 and moved to Louisiana to be near her family and enjoy her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Charles Stephen Jolliff, and two brothers, Glen Fowler and Dr. Jim Fowler.

She is survived by a son, Rob Jolliff of St. Francisville, La., three brothers, Wallace Fowler of Jonesboro, Dr. Charles Fowler of Little Rock and Dan J. Fowler of Chattanooga, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Robert Christopher Jolliff, Dan Allen Jolliff, Whitney Kaye Jolliff and Brandy Rae Jolliff; and two great-grandchildren, Hailey Nicole Jolliff and Makenzie Grace Jolliff.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Manila Cemetery with Rev. Ferrel Dufel officiating. Burial was under the direction of Howard Funeral Service of Manila.

Pallbearers were Chris Jolliff, Dan Jolliff, Chris Fowler, Mark Fowler, Walley Fowler and Kent Jolliff.

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