Funeral services for Altha Faye Bowen, 90, of Brownwood, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2007, at Davis-Morris Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Bill Allen officiating. Burial will follow at Clyde Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

She died Saturday, June 9, 2007.

She was born Nov. 4, 1916, in Hamlin to Joe W. and Vida Kates McCoy King. In 1965, she married James Norris Bowen in Gatesville. A retired LVN, Altha Bowen had been a resident of Brownwood for over 10 years. She was a member of Coggin Avenue Baptist Church. Her church was very important to her, a lifelong Baptist. Also she was very fond of being a nurse.

Survivors include her sons, Wes Heald and wife Dorothy of Brownwood and Dave Heald of Itasca; grandchildren, Debra Johnson, Darrell Heald, Cindy Reid and Brittany Heald; great-grandchildren, Bart Johnson, Blake Johnson, Macey Heald, Madison Heald, Carter Reid; and brothers, Bennie and Bobbie King.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James N. Bowen; parents, Joe and Vida King; brothers, Elvin King and Franklin King; and sister, Elwanda Bruce.

Donations in her honor should be made to the Building Fund of Coggin Avenue Baptist Church, 1815 Coggin Ave., Brownwood TX 76801.