Nola was a Bath County native. She was a member of the Bethel Community Church.
Nola is survived by three daughters, Peggy McCarty (Wayne) of Bethel, Wilma McCarty (Roy) of Bethel and Mary Burgess of Bethel; thirteen grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren; five sisters, Edna Hunt of Sharpsburg, Bonnie Dailey of Owingsville, Wanda Bowles of Bethel, Vickie Scaggs of Bethel and Louise Perry of Bethel; two brothers, John Bowles of Sharpsburg and Bobby Bowles of Bethel. She is also survived by three special friends, Carolin Crouch, Bonnie Walters and Jimmy Burgess.
Nola was preceded in death by her husband, George Bowles; her parents, Lum and Maggie Basford Bowles and one son, Bill Bowles.