Raleigh Co, WV

Obituaries for the Collins Family

Gwendolyn Collins

 Mrs. Gwendolyn Collins, 70, of Glen Daniel, died Friday at 7:30 p.m. in a local hospital after a long illness.   Born Jan. 15, 1909, at Sullivan, she was a daughter of the late Phillip and Blanche Bosworth McMillion.  A lifelong resident of Raleigh County, Mrs. Collins was a member of the Mabscott Holiness Church.   She was preceded in death by her husband, Amos Collins in 1976.  Survivors include two sons, Amos Moran of Glen Daniel and George Snowden Collins of Harper; one daughter, Mrs. Jess (Madeline) Belcher of Eccles; two brothers, Henry D. and Dawson McMillion both of Beckley; one half brother, Rexford McMillion serving with the U.S. Army; one half sister, Mrs. Woodroe (Icie) Bonds of Eccles; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.   Services will be Monday at 3 p.m. in the Melon Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Eugene Smith in charge. Burial will be in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.   Friends may call today from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.Pallbearers will be Buddy Web, Burt Web, William Showalter, Jacie Showalter, Gary McMillion and Phillip McMillion.

Post Herald and Register, Beckley, W. Va. 
Sunday Morning, September 30, 1979


Sharon Y. Collins

Sharon Young Collins, 51, of Prosperity, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999, in a Beckley hospital following a long illness. Born Dec. 6, 1947, in Richwood, she was the daughter of Faye Clevenger Young of Holcomb and the late Mendarres Young. Mrs. Collins was a homemaker, an artisan and a member of Prosperity First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a sister, Martha Lundy. Other survivors include her husband, Jerry Collins; a son, Mark A. Collins of Savannah, Ga.; two brothers, Melvin Young of Akron, Ohio, and Randall Young of Holcomb; three sisters, Mary Kelly of Phoenix, Ariz., Olive Garrett of Glendale, Ariz., and Sue Garrett of Fenwick. Services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Prosperity First Baptist Church with the Rev. Ken Pritt officiating. Burial will follow in Clevenger Family Cemetery, Holcomb. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, and one hour before services Saturday at the church. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.


Ruth Scott Collins

SINKS GROVE - Ruth Scott Collins, 88, died Friday, March 17, 2000, in a Hilldale care center following a long illness. Born Feb. 24, 1912, in Salt Sulphur Springs, she was the daughter of the late Henry F. and Nannie Miller Humphreys. Mrs. Collins was a member of Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church, Sinks Grove. She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Wiseman; her second husband, Gilmer Scott; her third husband, James Collins; three sisters, Marie Blaker, Evelyn Weikle and Thelma Parker; and two brothers, Harry and Bob Humphreys. Survivors include a brother, Garland E. Humphreys and his wife, Madeline, of Woodbridge, Va.; a sister-in-law, Bessie Humphreys of Alderson; a nephew, Ernest Ballard of Alderson; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Broyles-McGuire Funeral Home Chapel, Union, with Pastor Deana Armstrong officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Union. Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Arrangements by Broyles-McGuire Funeral Home, Union.


Edna Lee Collins

Edna Lee Collins, 68, of Beckley, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, in a Beckley area hospital following a long illness. Born March 23, 1932, in Lilly, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Ben and Mary Johnson Farmer. Mrs. Collins was a beautician for and owner of Lee's Hair Care Center. She was of the Church of Christ faith. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Fred Farmer; and four sisters, Lucy Stenson, Ellen Miller, Annie Balsinger and Addie Rush. Survivors include her husband, Carlis R. Collins; a son, Carlis Ray Collins Jr. of San Jose, Calif.; two grandchildren, Matthew and Elizabeth Collins of Ohio; two sisters, Ella Mae Rush of Ohio and Stela McCarty of Corbin, Ky.; and a brother, John Farmer of Mesa, Ariz. Private family service will be today. Burial will follow in Corbin. The family requests that no flowers be sent. Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.


Clarence O. "Mossy" Collins

COTTLE Clarence O. "Mossy" Collins, 93, passed away Friday, March 2, 2001, in Summersville Memorial Hospital Extended Care Facility. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Cottle First Church of God, given by the Rev. Glen R. Parsons. Burial service will be at Richwood Cemetery, Richwood. Friends may visit 7 to 9 p.m. today at the church. Arrangements by Simons Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.


Harold E. Collins

MOUNT HOPE - Harold Edward Collins, 70, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, at his home following an extended illness. Born March 30, 1931, at Mount Hope, he was the son of the late Dennis C. and Ruth Perry Collins. Mr. Collins was retired from Peabody Coal Company and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dennis Collins Jr. and Charles "Pat" Collins; and two sisters, Gertrude Lew-is and Georgianna Jackson. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Wanda Rierson Collins of Mount Hope; a daughter, Vickie Darnell and husband, Larry, of Prosperity; a granddaughter, Holly Darnell of Prosperity; a sister, Lucille Persinger of Bradley; and a brother, Ray Collins of Akron, Ohio. Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope, with the Rev. Darrell McNeely officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.


Anna Margaret Collins

SUMTER, S.C. - Anna Margaret Collins, 93, wife of the late John Maynard Collins, died Thursday, April 19, 2001, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born in Greenville, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Zula Shirey Maddy. Mrs. Collins was a graduate of Radford College, Radford, Va., and taught in the Raleigh County school system for 26 years, much of the time at Shady Spring High School, Beaver. She was a member of Beckley Methodist Temple and an active member of its circle club. Mrs. Collins was an accomplished pianist and provided music for many of the Sunday school classes. She attended Aldersgate Methodist Church in Sumter and was active in the Christian Woman's Club. She was preceded in death by a son, Franklin Maynard Collins. Survivors include a son, Stephen Edward Collins of Sumter. Service will be 2 p.m. today at Bullock Funeral Home Chapel, Sumter, with the Rev. Victor Cheek officiating. Graveside service will be Sunday at Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley. Arrangements by Bullock Funeral Home, Sumter.


Delmes Lee Collins

RUPERT - Delmes Lee Collins, 61, died Sunday, July 1, 2001, in the Veterans Hospital in Beckley following a long illness. Born July 18, 1939, at Rainelle. He was the son of the late Marion and Mable Osborne Collins. Mr. Collins was a 1958 graduate of Rupert High School. He was of the Baptist faith, a disabled construction worker and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a member of the Rainelle VFW Post No. 4424 and a member of the American Legion in Lewisburg. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Stone Collins at home; a son, Timothy Collins of Huntington; a daughter, Tanya Collins of Huntington; two stepsons, Eric Stone of Hickory, N.C. and Max Stone of Charmco; three stepdaughters, Marsha Stone of Hickory, N.C., Diane Stone of Alderson and Gail McClung and husband, John, of Rupert; four grandchildren and eight step grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Smathers Funeral Chapel with Pastor Robert Hodges officiating. Burial will follow in Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville. The service will conclude with the releasing of white doves. Friends may call one hour before the service Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made to the Rainelle Christian Academy. Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Rainelle.


Mabel Marie Collins

SEAFORD, DE - Mabel Marie "Halsey" Collins, 86, of Seaford, Del., formerly of Pineville died Friday, Dec. 21, 2001 at Seaford Nursing Home following a long illness. Born Feb. 6, 1915, near Pineville, she was the daughter of the late Stephen G. Halsey and Eunice Weaver Halsey. She attended Pineville High School and was a charter member of the Pineville Church of the Nazarene. She was a homemaker and a resident of Wyoming County 74 years. Mrs. Collins was a very proud foster parent for about eight children during her lifetime. Mrs. Collins was preceded in death by her husband, Chester C. Colins; two brothers and two sisters. Survivors include 2 sons, Richard Collins and his wife, Mary, of Woodbridge, Va., and Robert Collins and his wife, Danese, of Milford, Del; two daughters, Carolyn Dowlen and her husband, James, of Nashville, Tenn., and Terri Gillespie and her husband, Kevin, of Ellendale, Del; five grandchildren, Andrea Moyer, Robert Collins, II, Ryan Gillespie, Kimberly Ryder, and Shannon Jenkins; and 4 great -grandchildren, Courtney Durham, Amber Durham, Joshua Jenkins and Jacob Jenkins. Funeral service will be conducted Thursday at 1p.m. at the Calfee Funeral Service Chapel in Pineville with the Rev. Franklin Goff officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Beckley. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 11 a.m. to p.m.. Friends will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Service, Pineville.


Polly Collins

GALLIPOLIS FERRY - Polly C. Taylor Collins, 86, died Saturday evening, Feb. 16, 2002, at her home. Born Sept. 5, 1915, in Frenchburg, Ky., she was the daughter of the late John Alexander and Sarah Frances Craig Taylor. Mrs. Collins was a homemaker and a member of Jordan Baptist Church in Gallipolis Ferry, an honorary member of the Point Pleasant Women's Club, member and long time Chaplain of the Order of the Eastern Star, Point Pleasant Chapter No. 75, she also served as the Worthy Advisor for the Rainbow Girls in Point Pleasant, member of the Lafayette White Shrine in Gallipolis, Ohio, and was a member of the Rebecca's in Rainelle, where she had held the highest office. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Emmett R. Collins, who passed away in 1976; a sister, Mary Thompson and four brothers, James Taylor, Jack Taylor, Clifford Taylor and John Alex Taylor Jr. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Blanche and Harry Siders and Pauline and John Kirmm, all of Gallipolis Ferry; a son and daughter-in-law, John and Sue Collins of Gallipolis Ferry; a special sister-in-law, Virginia Taylor of Rupert; seven grandchildren: Jay Krimm, Ava Krogmann, Paul Krimm, Don Siders, David Siders, Brian Hagley and Eddie Hagley; nine great-grandchildren, Don Siders Jr., Joshua Siders, Summer Krimm, Brittany Krimm, Megan Burris, Jason Burris, Richard Krogmann Jr., James Krogmann and Luke Hagley; two great-great-grandchildren, Cody Siders and Blake Siders. Service will be 1 p.m. today at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with The Revs. Charles Moses and Ron Swiney officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens, near Point Pleasant. Friends called 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, where an Eastern Star Memorial Service was held at 6 p.m. Arrangements by Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.


James A Collins

RONCEVERTE - James A. Collins, 76, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, in Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea, following a short illness. Born Oct. 4, 1925, in Buck, he was the son of the late George and Isora Garten Collins. Mr. Collins was a lifelong resident of Greenbrier County and a retired truck driver. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice C. Collins, on Sept. 1, 1999; and a brother, Ernest C. Collins, on April 8, 1994. Survivors include a stepdaughter, Darla Phillips and her husband, Don Hammons, of Lewisburg; a granddaughter, Amber Phillips of Lewisburg; a niece, Dorothy Loudermilk and her friend, Nick Justice, of Lewisburg; a nephew, David Dahmer and his wife, Ann, of Ronceverte; a sister-in-law, Wyonia Dahmer of Frankford; and four nieces. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Longanacre Funeral Home Chapel, Fairlea, with Pastor Youel Altizer officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Fort Spring. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Arrangements by Longanacre Funeral Home, Fairlea.


Jackie D. Collins

CLEAR CREEK - Jackie D. Collins, 66, of Clear Creek, died Friday, December 6, 2002 at his home after a long illness.  Born October 16, 1936 at Workman's Creek, a son of the late Dana and Enola Underwood Collins. He was the most loving husband, father, and grandpa. He was the Sunday School Superintendent for five years at the Spruce Tabernacle, Clear Creek.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Rod and Junior; and a father-in-law, Beverage Scarbro. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Alice J. Scarbro Collins; a daughter, MArtha Green and husband Ed of Clear Creek; two sons, Owen Collins of Clear Creek and Jackie Lynn Collins and wife Carrie of Clear Creek; two special brothers, Jerry Collins of Prosperity and Johnny Collins and wife Margaret of Clear Creek; three special sisters, Ada Mullins and husband Junior of Sand Branch, Mazie Cantley of Mich., and Goldie Brado and husband Irving of Mich.; six grandchildren, Shawn, Don, Jackie Lynn, Sherry, Joshua, and Andrew; four great grandchildren, Breanna, Dustin, Douglas, and Adam; special mother-in-law, Maggie Runion; and special cousins, Gene and Mary Collins.  Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Armstrong Funeral Home Chapel, Whitesville with the Revs. Jerry Lawrence, Ronald Adkins, and Frankie Lyons officiating. Interment will follow in the Ewing's Creek Cemetery, Clear Fork.  Friends may call today from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  Arrangements by Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.


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