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Edra N. Bryan

February 22, 2021 at 4:00 a.m.
Edra N. Bryan - Submitted photo

Edra Nell Bryan, age 80, of Hot Springs, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021.

She was born on August 21, 1940, in Wichita Falls, Texas, the daughter of John Mack Stovall and Winnie Juanita New Stovall. In May of 1968, she married William "Bill" J. Bryan, who predeceased her after 50 years of marriage. She is also predeceased by her parents; one son, Roy Mack Thomas; and one brother, Roy Mack Stovall.

Edra was a Christian in her faith. She worked as a caregiver for the mentally handicapped for many years starting in Fontana, Calif., and retiring in Hot Springs. She loved to travel and play card games. Her family and her grandchildren were her greatest joy. She will be greatly missed by all that loved and knew her.

She is survived by her four sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Francine Bryan, of Bedford, Va., William J. Bryan, Jr. and Tami Bryan, of San Bernardino, Calif., Tim and Amanda Bryan, of Land O' Lakes, Fla., and Randall and Kassie Wood, of Hot Springs; two daughters and one son-in-law, Terri and Jimmy Willis, of Hot Springs, and Christine Crisanti, of Big Bear, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; three brothers, Glen Stovall, William Stovall and Richard Stovall; her sister, Wanda Vines; nieces, nephews, extended family and a host of wonderful friends.

Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, in the Davis-Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Hot Springs. Social distancing directives will be in place. Attendees 10 years of age or older must be wearing a face covering at all times.

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