SHERMAN - Funeral services for Loreta Nowlin Bowden, 81,
will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009 at Meador Funeral Home
Chapel in Whitesboro with Dr. Mike Lawson officiating. Interment will follow
in Dixie Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 -7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.
18, 2009 at the funeral home.
Loreta passed away on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009 at her residence in
She was born on Oct. 3, 1928 in Denison to John Bennett Ray and
Norman Natta (Stalcup) Ray. Loreta was a graduate of Howe High School.
She married Billy Lee Nowlin in 1963 and he preceded her in death in 1978.
She married Dewey Hobson Bowden Jr. in 1981 and he preceded her in death
Survivors include a sister, Ruby Summers of Melissa; a stepson,
Billy Wayne Nowlin of Mansfield; step-grandsons, Mike, Jessie and Billy
Nowlin; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by five sisters, Nevada Carey, Olene
Stalcup, Ethel Bailey Erickson, Frances Telford, and Thelma Fox; and four
brothers, J.B. Ray, Ronda Robert Ray, Wade Ray, and Herbert Ray.
Pallbearers will be Mike Nowlin, Jessie Nowlin, Billy Nowlin, Kenneth
Bullard and Larry Millson.