Obituary: Frances Helton Bowden

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Frances Helton Bowden, 87, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, June 27, 2009, at Maury Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Bowden was a native of Bedford County. She was a homemaker and was retired as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Leonard's Hospital. She was a member of the Farmington Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Earnest Helton and Leona Clay Helton; husband, Stanley Bowden; daughter, Sandra Bowden Gillespie; and grandson, Jack Gillespie.

She is survived by her sons, Steve (Myra) Bowden and Phil Bowden, all of Lewisburg, and Stanley Bowden of Massachusetts; sister, Olean Williams of Lewisburg; brothers, Ed Helton of Nashville and Roland (Dolly) Helton of Shelbyville; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted on Monday, June 29, from the chapel of Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home with Jimmy Gray officiating, followed by burial in Bowden Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Farmington Baptist Church.

You may sign Mrs. Bowden's online registry at