Gloria Jean McDougald Bowden, 72, of the Long Prairie community, passed away on February 23, 2017 at the Woods Nursing and Rehab Facility in Monticello.

She was born August 3, 1944 in Ashley County and was the daughter of the late Doyle McDougald and Lucille Harville McDougald.

She was the widow of Robert Downey Bowden, Sr., a homemaker and a member of the Prairie Grove Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Norwood and Roger McDougald.

Survivors include one son, Robert Downey Bowden, Jr. and wife Chasity of the Long Prairie community; two grandsons, Dylan Bowden of Conway and Wyatt Bowden of the Long Prairie community; one brother, Ronnie McDougald of the Shiloh community; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Chapel with Rev. Ricky Carpenter officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Grove Cemetery.

Visitation is Saturday evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.