Mable Fowler

Birth: November 30, 1970
Death: December 03, 2017


Mable Fowler, a resident of Dothan, passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at her residence. She was 91.

Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2018 in Memory Hill Cemetery with Rev. Jeff Pettis officiating and Robert Byrd directing.

Ms. Fowler was born on April 30, 1926 in Houston County and lived in Dothan for over 50 years. She was the daughter of Lytton B. and Sallie Wright Fowler. Ms. Fowler was a graduate of Ashford High School and Riley Business College. She retired from Gulf Oil Company after 34 years of employment and then was employed by the State of Alabama ABC Board until her retirement in 1989. Ms. Fowler was a lifetime member of Cowarts Creek Free Will Baptist Church.

Ms. Fowler was preceded in death by her parents and by her brother, W. P. (Buck) Fowler.

Survivors include her special cousins, Marvette, and Joan Holland, Newville, AL; and her special friends, Mary Williams, Dothan, AL, Glenda Bryan, Dothan, AL and Frankie Molnar, Richland, IN.

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Criminal Details

The Dothan Eagle
By Brian Roche | Posted: Sun 8:06 PM, Mar 18, 2018 | Updated: Mon 7:05 PM, Mar 19, 2018

POLICE: Elderly Dothan woman murdered by man she hired for lawn care

58-year-old Joe Nathan Duncan —– faces Capital Murder and Burglary charges after police found the body of 91-year-old Mable Fowler in her home —- on Hodgesville Road, Saturday.

They tell WTVY that Fowler hired Duncan to do yard work, only several weeks ago.

Dothan Police Chief Steve Parrish says Fowler was beaten to death. “This is a difficult case, it’s one that resonates throughout our community, and reminds us how violent people can be, and how little value they have for life.”

Her cousin, Marvette Holland, is devastated. “I have been in that room with her, and walked through there, and seeing what she went through. And it’s just about more than you can take.”

Gail Mallion lives just down the road . She says, “It is very frightening to know that it’s happening less than a mile away from my home.”

Brad Mullis has lived next to Fowler for more than 20 years. “It’s a little disheartening knowing that I work, and sometimes my mother’s here by herself,.. It’s gonna make me a little more aware when I’m out in my yard, whether it’s daylight or dark.”

Police say Duncan has an extensive history of felony arrests, including sexual assault. If convicted of this crime, he could receive the death penalty.


Criminal Details
Michelle Mann – December 4th 2017,

Dothan police arrest 1 in ‘heinous murder’ of 91-year-old woman

DOTHAN, AL (WSFA) – The Dothan Police Department has arrested a man and charged him with capital murder after a weekend homicide involving an elderly woman.

Police responded to a call of a possible death at a house on Hodgesville Road around 8 p.m. Saturday. When they arrived, police found 91-year-old Mable Fowler’s body in what was an apparent crime scene.

While the woman’s cause of death was not released, authorities described it as “heinous”.

Investigators worked through the night and into Sunday morning processing the scene and collecting evidence.

Authorities found Joe Nathan Duncan, 58, and interviewed him about the homicide. Afterward, he was arrested on a capital murder charge.

A connection between Duncan and Fowler was not immediately known, nor was a motive revealed.

Dothan police have scheduled a news conference for 10:30 a.m. Monday to release more details.

Duncan is being held without bond as the investigation continues.