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Obituary: Wilma Jean Parsons Bowden


Wilma Jean Parsons Bowden, age 81, of Nashville, Ark., passed away on Feb. 7, 2024, in a local nursing home.

She was born Sept. 14, 1942, in Prescott, Ark., and was the daughter of the late Jewell Parsons and Lois Hartness Parsons.

Wilma was a member of the New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. She worked at the Little Red School House in childcare and at Nashville Primary School as a teacher’s aide. She retired from the U. S. Postal Service after 25 years. She enjoyed reading a good novel and taking scenic drives to view the beautiful fall foliage.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Mark Lance Bowden, and a brother, Alton Parsons.

Survivors include: her husband of 60 years, Jerry Bowden; son, Duane Bowden (Tammy); grandchildren Dannielle Solorzano (Frankie), Brady Bowden and Brooke Bowden, great-grandchildren Aubrey Castro, Katherine Castro and Eligh Solorzano; two sisters, Ima Semmler and Rhoda Small; a brother, Calvin Parsons; and several nieces, nephews and a host of cousins and friends.

A graveside service was held on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024 at Nashville Cemetery, Nashville, Ark., under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home.

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