Bivian Wilson Watts Collins

Bivian Eula Wilson Watts Collins, 98, went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 22, 2020.

She was born on May 21, 1921 in Monticello to the late Robert Warden “Bob” Wilson and Annie Riley Doss Wilson.

She was a graduate from Drew Central High School and a 1941 graduate of the Brian’s School of Business. She worked 35 years as a private secretary. During WWII, she worked at the Jacksonville Ordinance Plant and the Pine Bluff Arsenal. She married Harold Watts in 1945. He was in the Navy and stationed in Jacksonville and Miami, Florida. There, she worked in naval records. In 1962, she began work as executive secretary for the vice president at the University of Arkansas at Monticello and remained in that position for 21 years. She also worked as Drew County Deputy Circuit Clerk until her retirement. In 1976, she married John R. Collins.

She was a member of Second Baptist Church, Extension Homemakers of America, and American Legion Auxiliary where she served as president, secretary/treasurer and platform page during the annual conventions. She also served as District President of American Legion Auxiliary for six years.

She was preceded in death by husbands, Harold Watts and John Collins; a son, Douglas Keenan Watts and great-grandson; Daniel Miller Greeson.

She is survived by one daughter, Sandra Kay Greeson and husband Rick; granddaughter, Beth Roach and husband Jason; grandson, Lee Greeson and wife Christie, all of Little Rock; granddaughter, June West and husband Jason of Clinton, South Carolina; great-grandchildren, Riley, Maggie and Annie Roach, Noah and Hannah Greeson; Promis, Randy, BJ, Patsy, Poppy, Paige, Paizley and Jaxson West.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 25, at 10 a.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home, 942 Hwy 425 N, Monticello. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery. Family visitation will be after the service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to, Arkansas Baptist Children’s Home, 10 Remington Drive, LR 72204 or Baptist Home for Children, PO Box 427, Monticello, AR 71657.