P.O. Box 506, 943 Highway 425 North, Monticello, AR71655

Clifford Howell Bowden
December 15, 1931 - September 19, 2022

Clifford Howell Bowden

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Clifford Howell Bowden, age 90 of the Prairie Grove community in Drew County, Arkansas, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on Monday, September 19, 2022. He was born December 15, 1931, in Drew County, AR to the late Howard Bowden and Mary Howell Bowden.
He was self-employed, a member of the Prairie Grove Baptist Church, and a United States Army Veteran. Mr. Clifford's hobbies included hunting, fishing, gardening, wagon riding, and sawmilling. He was a former member of the Drew Central School Board and was President of Prairie Grove Cemetery Association. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Ouida Thurman Bowden; two brothers, Downey and Kenneth Bowden; and two sisters, Ruth Ferguson and Geneva Clampit.
His survivors include a son, Mark Bowden and wife Kim; a daughter, Susan Harris and husband Bobby all of the Prairie Grove community; two sisters in laws, Cavie Bowden and Carolyn Thurman; seven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; along with a special friend and caretaker, Florinda Ferguson.
The funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 22, 2022, at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Chapel with Rev. Timmy Carpenter and Rev. Paul Halley officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Grove Cemetery. There will be a visitation from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Memorials are preferred to Prairie Grove Cemetery Association; 905 Goose Hollow Road; Fountain Hill, AR 71642. You can sign Clifford's guestbook page at www.stephensondearman.com.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022
from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71655
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Funeral Service
Thursday, September 22, 2022
at 1:00 p.m.
Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71657
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Prairie Grove Cemetery
Prairie Rd.
Monticello, AR  71655
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Memorial Contributions
Prairie Grove Cemetery
% Kim Bowden; 905 Goose Hollow Road
Fountain Hill, AR  71642


  1. Benny Bailey
    Prayers for all the family
  2. Chuck ViningR.I.P
    RIP Mr. BOWDEN your job here on earth is done . Mark and Kim I know your sorry and how proud he is of Ya'll !!! I hope and Pray l meet him again Amen Prayers for his family !!!
  3. Mary hughes withers
    Mark, Kim, and family I am so sorry for the loss of Clifford's passing, he was a good man and will be missed
  4. Karen Brown
    Mark, Kim, Craig and Anna and family, I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Clifford. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today and the days ahead. Praying for God to give you strength, peace and comfort as only he can. Bobby and Karen Brown
  5. James and Kathy Berry
    Bowden Family
    We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for each of you. The Bowden family were so nice to us when we planted pine trees there many years ago. Mr. Bowden was a very nice person.
    James and Kathy
  6. Tim & Tiara Robinson
    Mark, Kim, Susan and all, we are so sorry for your loss. We have all of you in our prayers.
  7. wayne and janis graves
    we are so sorry for your loss he will surely be missed
  8. Beth & Doug Langdon and Mignon Causey
    We are so sad to hear this news. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.
  9. Mickey & Gail Pennington
    Mr. Bowden was a fine Christian man and friend. So sorry for your loss.
  10. Georgina and Donald dowdy
    So sorry for your loss. Many prayer and love for all of you guys
  11. Valerie Carter
    Susan, Mark and family,

    I am so sorry to hear about your daddy. He was a great man. We are praying for you all.

    John 14:27 - Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.


    Valerie Chapman Carter
    So sorry for your loss. I dearly loved Mr. Clifford. He and Mrs. Ouida were very dear to my heart. Mr. Clifford had a solution for every problem that I had asked him. He will surely be missed by me. Love to all of the family. Praying for y'all.
  13. Barbara Newton
    So sorry for your loss! I loved Mr Clifford! I have had the pleasure of having him as a client for over thirty years, but I am blessed to have had him as a friend also. I will be praying for all the family.
  14. Jeremy Sparks
    Praying for y’all. “Uncle Clifford” was a wonderful man loved by all.
    We will miss you so much, Uncle Clifford. I know my grandma was so happy to see you! Praying for the family!!

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