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Carlton J. Bowden

1930 - 2020


Carlton J. Bowden, 90, of Russellville, died Monday, December 7, 2020 at Dardanelle Nursing Center.  The son of Finis and Naomi Mullins Bowden, he was born February 6, 1930 in Gumlog.  Carlton graduated in 1948 from Dover High school as Valedictorian and attended Arkansas Tech University.  He married Helen Pless, on October 1, 1954 in Dover. 

After retiring as an Auditor with the State of Arkansas Employment Security Division, he went on to establish his own...

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Donna (Priebe) Vinson

January 4, 2021 11:17 AM

Carlton was one of my favorite people----always had such a positive outlook---a smile----goes back to the days when he and Helen married and lived in Dover.  Such a blessing to spend the night at their house and go to an event at the Dover CP church!   In 1965, he blessed Glenn and I by singing at our wedding!   The last event  that was so special was when he and Helen asked me, my mother, and Aunt Dean to go with them to Kansas to Cleda's funeral service.  He was a special guy ----heaven's gain and our loss!

Howard Johnson, Clerk

December 9, 2020 4:18 PM

The Searcy Cumberland Presbyterian Church is thankful for the many years of service to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and Presbytery.

Karen Bowden Chansley

December 19, 2020 6:48 PM

Thank you. His service to the Presbytery was important to him.

Ross Parker, Harrison, Ar

December 9, 2020 8:52 AM

Back in the day this fine man trained me as an Auditor for the State. He was the best and I have some good memories of Carlton and our training adventures. So sorry for your loss. Because of the time we are living in I will be unable to attend his service. Prayers

Karen Bowden Chansley

December 19, 2020 6:51 PM

Thank you for sharing.

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December 8, 2020 9:24 PM

We are so sorry and you are in our prayers. Love you.

Donna, B.C., Gracie and Emma Rankin

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AngelA Wilson

December 8, 2020 8:47 PM

I want to thank Mrs Helen, Keith and family for sharing this sweet man with us at DNRC. He will truly be missed by many. RIP Carlton.

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