CROSS PLAINS Alton McCowen, 75, of Cross Plains, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2007. in Abilene.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27, at Higginbotham Funeral Home Chapel in Cross Plains with Matt McGowen officiating. Burial will follow in the Cross Plains Cemetery.

He was born to Raymond Alton and Donie (Scott) McCowen in Shreveport, La., on Sept. 14, 1931. He was married to Joan Thomas in Park Ridge, Ill., on March 31, 1951.

He is survived by his wife, Joan McCowen of Cross Plains, and cousins Burlie Paul McCowen, Bobby Jack McCowen, Rubin McCowen, Charlene McCowen and Jimmy McCowen, all of Cross Plains, and Bonita Horton of Virginia.

Family visitation will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.