April 22nd, 2014
Donnie Lee (Watts) Dowden, one of Bryantâ€™s oldest longtime residents, passed away peacefully, Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the age of 93.Â Donnie was preceded in death by her husband, Russell H. Dowden, Sr., her parents, Austin J. Watts, and Ura Irene Watts of Bryant.Â Also, preceding Mrs. Dowden were sisters Mary Schwaller, Opal Rogers and Winnie Lansdown.Â Born in Bryant, Arkansas, on March 27, 1921, Mrs. Dowden is survived by her three children, Russell H. Dowden, Jr. of New Palestine, Indiana, Danny L. Dowden of Manchester, Tennessee, and Donna D.
James Edward "Ed" Krebs, 90, of Haskell passed away on April 18, 2014.Â Born March 25, 1924 in Portland, Oregon, to Charles and Jewell (Watts) Krebs, Ed leaves behind his wife of 68 years, Faye Anita (Callahan) Krebs, son James Michael "Mike" Krebs (Sandy) of Haskell, four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and many other loved ones. He was preceded in death by his parents, step-father Ambrose Wise, older brother Alvin, and oldest son Gerald Edward â€śJerryâ€ť Krebs.
Marie B. Collins, 90, of Bryant, Ark., took her last breath on earth and her next breath in heaven on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
Marie retired from Baptist Medical Center following many years of service as a surgical nurse.
Unlike most people, she had two green thumbs. Forever "39," she especially enjoyed ballroom dancing until she could dance only in her heart.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, George E. Collins Sr.; one daughter, Susan Collins Smith; and one son, James Edward Collins.