Alton Bowen

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Mr. Alton Harold Bowen, 88, husband of Joyce Arrington Bowen and a resident of Exmore, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at his residence. A native of Hog Island, he was the son of the late Ervin H. Bowen and the late Olive Simpson Bowen. He was retired from Suburban Propane, a member of Epworth United Methodist Church, and former member of Broadwater Masonic Lodge #71 AF & AM.

In addition to his loving wife, Mr. Bowen is survived by two daughters, Michelle Bowen, of Exmore, and Jennifer Bowen, of Washington, D.C.; and three grandchildren, Micah Watterson, of Oakland, Calif., Marcus Watterson, of Portsmouth, Va., and Malissa Watterson of Richmond, Va.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Doughty Funeral Home with the Rev. Mikang Kim officiating. Interment was private in Belle Haven Cemetery. Memorials may be made to SPCA Eastern Shore Inc., P.O. Box 164, Onley, VA 23418 or a charity of one’s choice.

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Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore.

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