Arlene Butler Bowles, 95, died on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Louisa. She was born April 5, 1919 in Mineral, VA and lived there for 89 years before moving to Imperial Plaza in Louisa.She was preceded in death by her husband, Dabney H. Bowles, in 2006. She is survived by her son, Wendell N. Bowles, and his wife Cecilia of Manakin-Sabot, VA; two devoted granddaughters, Wendy Bowles Taylor (Scott) of Arlington, VA and Deborah Bowles Chadwick (Brian) of Mechanicsville, VA; two great grandsons, Josh and Ben Chadwick; half-sister, Jewel Lee Terrell of Caroline County, VA; and a host of other loving family members.As an expert seamstress she made numerous wedding dresses and gowns. Over the years she transported friends to doctor’s appointments, assisted with the Mineral Fireman’s carnival, worked the polls on election days, baby-sat for several generations of children in the area, and sang in the Louisa Christian Church choir.A funeral will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at Louisa Christian Church, 104 Elm Avenue, Louisa, VA 23093. Visitation will be held at 9:00 a.m. at the church. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Louisa Christian Church.Online guest book is at woodwardfuneral.com.