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December 16, 1998        Page 7B

 

mr. noel monroe galloway

 

            Mr. Noel Monroe Galloway, a retired businessman, passed away at his home in Mineral Bluff on Tuesday, December 1st, 1998, after several years of declining health.  He was born August 22, 1914 in Union County to E.M. “Roe” and Addie Lee Hood Galloway, but moved to Fannin County when he was only 4 and lived here most of his life.  At the age of 13, he began work at Sears Roebuck Co., in Atlanta; he acquired his high school education at night school during these years.  After moving back to Fannin County when in his early 20’s; he ran a sawmill, farmed and was employed by Hampton Hardware in McCaysville before starting Lakewood Hardware and Supply Co., Inc, in the Lakewood area.  This he operated for almost 20 years, before selling this business and opening Mineral Bluff Cash and Carry/Turner Bros. Wholesale in Mineral Bluff.  He also built homes and did some land development.

            He was a member of First Baptist Church in Blue Ridge; had served on the Board of Deacons of New Hope (Flinthill) Baptist and of the First Baptist.  He was a charter member of the now defunct Lions Club of Blue Ridge, being elected District Director in the early 1970’s.  He was a member of the Blue Ridge Kiwanis Club and a ‘snowbird’ member of the Kiwanis Club of Punta Gorda, Florida.  He served on the Fannin County School board, was a candidate of Georgia State Representative, he was a member of Morganton Masonic Lodge and was a member of Jimmy Carter’s “Peanut Brigade”, traveled to New England, New Mexico as well as other states.  He was very civic minded as well as being a loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather.  Even though, Noel spent the winter months at his home in Port Charlotte, FL; his heart stayed rooted deep in Fannin County.

            He is survived by his widow, the former Dorothy Farmer, a daughter and son in law, Lynda and Milton Fitch; a son and daughter in law Randy and Lisa Galloway of Morganton; a stepdaughter and son in law, Connie and Danny Kirby of Morganton and step son and daughter in law, Richard and Margaret Folsom of Kennesaw; three brother’s Robert of Rome, GA; Weyland and Harold of Marietta; ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

            Funeral services were held Thursday, December 3rd at the First Baptist Church of Blue Ridge with the Rev. Harold Willis officiating.  Music was led by Greg Norton and Sharon Folsom.  Interment was in the New Hope “Flinthill” Baptist Church Cemetery.  Pallbearers were his nephews, Kenneth Foster, Hoyt, Russell, Raymond, Vaughn and Darrell Galloway.  Honorary pallbearers were members of the Blue Ridge Kiwanis Club.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society for the Alzheimers Society.

 


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December 16, 1998        Page 7B

 

mrs. peggy o’brien cleaves

 

            Mrs. Peggy O’Brien Cleaves, age 72, of Blairsville, GA, formerly of Jacksonville, FL, lost her battle with cancer Saturday, December 5, 1998.  She was born in Miami, FL the daughter of Eugene and Bessie Tinnons O’Brien, but had lived in the Georgia Mountains for the past 20 years.  In the last few years, she worked as a volunteer for the local American Cancer Society as a support group coordinator.  Surviving are her husband of 49 years, Charles A. Cleaves of Blairsville, GA; daughter and son in law Charlene and Doug Steward of Pembroke Pines, FL; sons: Michael Cleaves, Charles S. Cleaves and Patrick O’Brien Cleaves and wife Romona Cleaves all of Jacksonville, FL; six grandchildren: Steve O’Brien Stewart, Mary Kathleen Stewart, Heidi Cleaves, Joshua O’Brien Cleaves, Wesley Partington all of Jacksonville, FL and Wesley Cleaves of Gurley, AL.  In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Union County unit of American Cancer Society, Blairsville, GA.  Banister Funeral Home in Young Harris in charge of arrangements.

 

 


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December 16, 1998        Page 7B

 

mrs. anna lou gray nichols

 

            Mrs. Anna Lou Gray Nichols, age 81, of Blairsville, GA passed away Sunday, November 29, 1998 at her home. 

            Mrs. Nichols was born in Union County on Saturday, November 24, 1917, a daughter of the late James Lafayette Gray and Lula Laura Patterson Gray.

            She was a homemaker and had lived most of her life in this area.  Mrs. Nichols was a member of Faith Baptist Church, and in fact, was a Charter Member.

            She had been preceded in death by a son, Edward Nichols; son in law, Cline Davenport, grandson, Benny Joe Jones and great granddaughter, Brandie Ann Nichols.

            Surviving are her husband, Bro. Ellard Nichols, of Blairsville; daughter and son in law, Joyce and Ervin Jones of Blairsville; daughter, Linda Davenport of Morganton; son and daughter in law Sam and Barbara Nichols of Blairsville; and daughter in law Theresia Nichols of Morrow, GA; sisters in law, Etta Lee Rich and Anna Mae Nichols, both of Blairsville, and Edna Gray of Blue Ridge; 14 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren also survive, along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998 at 12 noon from Faith Baptist Church with Bro. James Brock and Bro. Homer Wilson officiating. 

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Terry Jones, Billy Nichols, Victor Nichols, Alex Davenport, Tony Davenport, Mike Davenport, Keith Jones, Jimmy Nichols, Josh and John Nichols.

Interment was in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

You may, if you wish, to make memorial contributions to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, or to Faith Baptist Church Mission Fund.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 

 

 


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December 16, 1998        Page 7B

 

mr. henry lee thompson

 

            Mr. Henry Lee Thompson, age 83, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Saturday, December 12, 1998 in Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville.  Mr. Thompson was born in Blackmon, FL, on Saturday, June 26, 1915, a son of the late Allen and Dee Thompson.  He was a US Army Veteran of World War II.  Mr. Thompson had been living in this area since 1997, coming here from Lakeland, FL.

            Surviving are his wife, Daisy, of Blairsville; son, Jack Thompson of Blairsville; brother, James Frank Thompson, of Lakeland; granddaughter, Dianne Flanigan, of Naples, FL; five great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were held Monday, December 14, 1998 at 2 p.m. from Union Memory Gardens Cemetery, with Rev. Robert Quinnelly officiating.  Military Honors were presented by North Georgia Honor Guard. 

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 

 

 


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December 16, 1998        Page 7B

 

mr. pete kirksey

 

            Mr. Pete Kirksey, age 50, of Blairsville passed away Monday, December 7, 1998 at his home, following an extended illness. 

            Mr. Kirksey was born in Duval County, Florida, on Sunday, June 20, 1948, a son of the late Robert Kirksey and Pearcie Weaver Kirksey.  He was a retired Fireman/Paramedic, and has been living in Union County since 1988, coming here from Jacksonville, Florida.  Mr. Kirksey was a member of First Baptist Church of Blairsville, the Kiwanis Club, and the Fraternal Order of Firefighters.  Mr. Kirksey was currently employed with Union County Board of Education as a school bus driver and parapro.  He coached Youth Football and baseball in Blairsville and while living in Jacksonville.

            Surviving are his wife, Diane, of Blairsville, son and daughter in law, Dane and Angie Kirksey, of Jacksonville, son, Robert Grady Kirksey of Blairsville, daughter and son in law, Karen and Steve, bother and sister in law, Charlie “Bud” and Betty Kirksey; sisters and brothers in law:; Jean and Denis Yarbrough, Ophelia Kirksey, Carolyn and H.T. Lindsey, Frances Costanza, Jimmye Lou and Ed Mann, and Joan and Tommy Ward; all of Jacksonville.  5 grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were held Friday, December 11, 1998 at 11 a.m. from First Baptist Church of Blairsville, with Rev. Danny Paris, Rev. Ray Prince, Rev. Harrison Bradley, and Rev. Bob Todd officiating. 

Special music was presented by minister of music Terry Hooper and Ray and Anita Prince.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Darin Kirksey, Jr., Scotty Ward, Robbie Ward, Stevie Lindsey, Chris Lindsey, Charlie Kirksey, Jr., and Bob Mckee.  Interment was in Union memory Gardens Cemetery, Under the direction of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville.

 

 


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December 16, 1998        Page 7B

 

mr. kent wilson honeycutt

 

            Mr. Kent Wilson Honeycutt, age 59, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Monday, December 7 1998 in DeKalb Medical center in Decatur, Georgia, following an extended illness.

            Mr. Honeycutt was born in Iredell County, North Carolina, on Tuesday, December 13, 1939, a son of Edith Poston Honeycutt and the late Charlie Wilson Honeycutt.  He was a veteran of the US Navy and the US Marines.  Mr. Honeycutt had lived in this area for the past two years, coming here from Conyers, GA.  He was retired from AT&T, as engineering department manager, and also had worked six years with Sprint.  Mr. Honeycutt ran in the 1984 Olympics carrying the torch through Blairsville.  He ran in a total of 10 marathons, including the Boston Marathon.  Mr. Honeycutt owned and operated Bucky Beaver Tree service.

            Survivors include his wife,, Sally Honeycutt, of Blairsville; his mother Edith Poston Honeycutt, of Blairsville; son, Mark Wilson Honeycutt, of Conyers, GA; four sisters: Joan Hatcher and Barbara Ross, both of Charlotte, NC; Donnie Tressler of PA, and Nancy McCall of NC; a brother, Dr. Charles Allen Honeycutt, of Charlotte, NC, two grandchildren, Holly Ann Honeycutt and Samantha Grace Honeycutt, and she is due to be delivered fin March of 1999.  Other relatives and many friends also survive.

Funeral services were held Friday, December 11, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Danny Parris officiating.  Special music was presented by Minister of Music R. Terry Hooper.  Interment was in Union Memory Gardens Cemetery.  Members of North Georgia Honor Guard presented Military Honors.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 

 

 


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December 16, 1998        Page 7B

 

mr. ray lewis

 

            Mr. Ray Lewis, age 81, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, December 12, 198 at his home following an extended illness. 

            Mr. Lewis was born in Union County, Georgia, on Saturday, April 28, 1917, a son of the late Jewell Lewis and Nettie Swanson Lewis.  He was a retired cattle farmer and was a lifelong resident of this area.  Mr. Lewis was a member and deacon of Ebenezer Baptist Church.  He served as a deacon for 50 years.  Mr. Lewis was a former board member of Union General Hospital and a member of FHA board; he had also served as chairman of deacons at Ebenezer Baptist Church.

            Survivors include his wife, Dorothy martin Lewis, of Blairsville, a loving niece, Winona Tritt of Blairsville, brother, Wead Lewis, of Blairsville, brother, June E. Lewis, of North Charleston, SC, other nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services were held Monday, December 14, 1998 at 3 p.m. from Ebenezer Baptist Church, with Rev. Loys Waters and Rev. R.L. Martin officiating.  Special music was presented by Ebenezer Church Choir.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Lee Knight, C.D. Griggs, Michael Wright, Dale Ingram, Billy Beaver, and Johnny Griggs.  The following gentlemen served as honorary escort to the family:  Jim Morrison, Hubert Plott, Wayman Bradley, Jerry Young, Lloyd McClure, and Cecil Crisp.  Interment was in the church cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was in charge of arrangements. 

 

 


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December 16, 1998        Page 7B

 

mr. tommy martin honaker

 

            Mr. Tommy Martin Honaker, age 56, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Monday, December 7, 1998 in Blairsville.

            Mr. Honaker was born in Buncombe County, North Carolina, on Friday, December 19, 1941.  He was a veteran of the US  Army.  Mr. Honaker lived most of his life in Union County, coming here from Asheville.

            Survivors include: father, Ernest Honaker, of Blairsville; daughters: Yvette Anne Honaker, of Nashville, TN; Michelle Honaker Clayton and Sherry Denise Field, both of Blairsville, and sister, Rev. Martha Honaker, of Fayetteville, CN; 4 grandchildren: Niece, Bretta Ogburn, and nephew, Chuck Honaker, also survive, along with many friends and other relatives.

Memorial services were held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 9, 1998 with Rev. Jerry Helton officiating.  Special music was presented by Rbiannon Clayton.  In lieu of flowers, if you wish, memorials may be made to Williamstown United Methodist Church, PO Box 219, McCayesville, GA 30555.             

            Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 

 

 


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December 16, 1998        Page 7B

 

mr.  robert edward michael

 

            Mr. Robert Edward Michael, age 51, of Blairsville, GA passed away Tuesday, December 8, 1998 following a period of declining health.  Mr. Michael was born in Elgin, IL the son of the late Charles and Evelyn Brasher Michael.  Surviving are his wife Mrs. Donna Michael of Blairsville, GA; daughter, Kimberly Michael of Coldwater, MI; sons: Robbie Michael and Creighton Stafford both of St. Petersburg, FL; brothers: Johnny Hugh Michael of Pinellas Park, FL, Charles H. Michael of New Port Richie, FL; sister Michelle Dehart of Sarasota, FL, two grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.  Memorial services were held December 11, 1998 from the First Baptist Church in Blairsville, GA.  In lieu of flowers the family request donations in memory of Mr. Michael be sent to hand and Hand Hospice, PO Box 70, Hiawassee, GA 30546.  Banister Funeral Home of Young Harris in charge of arrangements.

 

 


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December 16, 1998        Page 7B

 

mrs. lillian tarpley lance

 

            Mrs. Lillian Tarpley Lance, age 76, of Blairsville, Georgia passed away Monday, December 7, 1998 in Union Count Nursing Home in Blairsville.

            Mrs. Lance was born in Mansfield, Georgia, on Monday, November 13, 1922, a daughter of the late Jack Gordon Tarpley and Nell Foster Tarpley.  She was a former Administrator of Union General Hospital.  Mrs. Lance was lived most of her life in Union County and she had worked for several years with her husband Jay lance, in the Union County Clerk’s Office.  Mrs. Lance was a member of First Baptist Church of Blairsville.  She had been preceded in death by her husband Jay lance, in 1995.

            Survivors include her daughter and son in law, Carole and Jay Shupe, daughter and son in law, Jackie and Charles Hill, all of Blairsville; sister Evelyn Bennett, of Gainesville, grandchildren: Gina Collins, Lisa Cockerham, Elliott Hill, and Lesley Jordan, all of Blairsville; and Stacy hill, of Gainesville, 5 great grandchildren; and 2 nieces also survive, along with many friends and other relatives.

Graveside services were held Wednesday, December 9, 1998 at 11 a.m. from Union memory Gardens Cemetery, with Rev. Danny Parris, and Rev. BA Bauchanan officiating.  Special music was presented by Minister R. Terry Hooper.  The following gentlemen served:  Elliott Hill, Leon Collins, Steve Cockerham, Jack Lance, Hoyt Raper, and Doug Davenport.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville was in charge of arrangements. 

           

 

 


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December 16, 1998        Page 7B

 

mrs. grapelle jackson wimpey

 

            Mrs. Grapelle Jackson Wimpey, age 81, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Friday, December 11, 1998 in Union County, GA.

            Mrs. Wimpey was born in union County, on Sunday, march 25, 1917, a daughter of the late Marion Jackson and Emma Davis Jackson.  She was a teacher and principal in Union County schools.   Mrs. Wimpey was a lifelong resident of this area and was a member of First Baptist Church of Blairsville.

            Surviving are her husband, Charlie Wimpey, of Blairsville, daughter and son in law, Jane and Tony Rogers, of Atlanta; sister, Florence Hunter, of Atlanta; granddaughter and grand son in law, Emily and John Vander Weile; nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were held Sunday, December 13, 1998 at 1 p.m. from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville with Rev. Danny Parris and Rev. BA Buchanan officiating.  Specially selected music was presented by Nelson and Mildred Lecroy.  The Eulogy was presented by Emily Vander Weile and Jane Rogers.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Tony Rogers, John Vander Weile, Bobby Jackson, Danny Brown, Mike Wright, and Mike Mashburn, and Tommy Duncan.  The following served as honorary escort to the family: Union General Hospital Auxiliary, and Union County Retired Teachers.  Interment was in Union memory Gardens Cemetery.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 

 

 


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December 16, 1998        Page 8B

 

mrs. hazel “gig” mcnabb

 

            Mrs. Hazel “Gig” McNabb, age 73, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, December 8, 198 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

Mrs. McNabb was born on Tuesday, December 8, 1925, in Towns County, Georgia, a daughter of the late Luther McGaha and Betty Nichols McGaha.  She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist Faith.  Mrs. McNabb was preceded in death by her husband, Grady McNabb in 1949.

            Survivors include her two daughters and sons in law: Vivian and Tommy Jones, and Libby and John Duke, all of Blairsville, six sisters: Minnie Stanley, of Lawrenceville, GA; Callie Allbritton, And Betty Carmon, both of Canton, OH; Emma Parker, of Young Harris, Annie Bell McGaha, of Hiawassee and brother, Jack McGaha of Florida.  Five grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and a host of friends and other relatives also survive.

Graveside services were held Thursday, December 10, 1998 at 2 p.m. from Osborn Cemetery in Hiawassee, with Rev. Ray Potts and Rev. Hughes Chatham officiating.  Special music was presented by New Life Singers.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Randy Hughes, James Cook, Jamey Sparks, Ben Burrell, Charles Totherow, and Buster Abercrombie.

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville in charge of arrangements. 

 


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December 16, 1998        Page 8B

 

mrs. clara atkins bruce

 

            Mrs. Clara Atkins Bruce, age 85, of Morganton, GA passed away Tuesday, December 8, 1998.  Mrs. Bruce was born in Union County, the daughter of the late Benjamin and Vesta Mason Atkins.  She was a homemaker, and had lived in Union and Fannin Counties all her life.  She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, and a member of united Methodist Women.  Mrs. Bruce was preceded in death by a sister, Lattie Atkins Thomas.

            Survivors include her husband, Ted Bruce, of the home; son and daughter in law, Howell P. and Elaine Bruce; sister and brothers, Frank Atkins of Morganton, Myrtle Atkins Crawford of Morganton, Lillian Atkins Scroggs of Beach Island, SC, Flora Atkins Crawford of Morganton, B.A. Atkins, Jr. of Forest Park, GA, and Winona Atkins Trimmer of Atlanta.  Two grandchildren, Howell P. Bruce, Jr., and Kevin Christopher Bruce also survive.

Funeral services were held Friday, December 11, 1998 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Henry/Cochran Funeral Home, with Rev. Joe May and Rev. Charles Black officiating, music led by Frank Turner.  Interment followed in Hemptown Cemetery.  Pallbearers were: Howell P. Bruce, Jr. Kevin C. Bruce, Bill Abernathy, Robert Atkins, David Crawford and Tom Brackett.


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December 16, 1998        Page 8B

 

mr. richard bruce foster

 

            Mr. Richard Bruce Foster, age 70, of Blairsville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, December 12, 1998 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville.

Mr. Foster wax born in Oswego County, New York, on Friday, September 28, 1928, a son of the late Paul Foster and Hazel Thompson Foster.  He was a veteran of the US Navy, and served during the Korean Conflict.  Mr. Foster had lived in Blairsville for the past 7 years, coming here from Eustis, Florida.  Mr. Foster was a member of Coosa Methodist Church, a former member of Pulaski, NY Masonic Lodge, F & AM; a former member of the Elks Club; a member of Union County Lions Club.

            Surviving are his wife, Alta Hathaway Foster, of Blairsville, daughter, Deborah L. Wolfe, of Daytona Beach, daughter, Kellie Sue Foster Kirkdoffer of Morganton, sister, Shirley Wilson, of Roanoke, VA; two grandchildren: Charles Sherwood, and Timothy Wolfe; and great granddaughter: Tabitha Sherwood, other relatives and many friends also survive.

Memorial services sere held Monday, December 14, 1998 at 4 p.m. from Coosa United Methodist Church with Rev. Earl Bishop officiating. 

Cochran Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 


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December 16, 1998        Page 8B

 

mr. wade nando stroud, jr.

 

            Mr. Wade Nando Stroud, Jr., age 72, of Blairsville, GA, passed away Thursday, December 10, 198 in Union General Hospital in Blairsville, Georgia.  Mr. Stroud was born in Union County, GA, on Friday, August 13, 1926, a son of the late Wade Nando Stroud, and Maybelle Owenbey Stroud.  He was a veteran of the US navy, and served during WWII.  Mr. Stroud was in Tokoyo Bay when the Peace treaty ended WWII was signed.  He was a member of Dooley Masonic Lodge, #367, F & AM.  Mr. Stroud was a member and deacon of Revival Baptist Church.  He was retired from General Motors in Doraville, GA.

            Surviving are brother and sister in law, Lake and Kathy Stroud, of Blairsville, two nieces, Peggy Stroud of Atlanta, Barbara Stroud Jones, of Marietta; 2 nephews: Bill Stroud, of Marietta, and Tommy Stroud of Dallas, GA; four great nieces and 3 great nephews also survive.

Funeral services were held Sunday, December 13, 1998 at 3 p.m. from the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Davenport, and Rev. Loys waters officiating.   The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Bill Stroud, Tommy Stroud, Kenneth Phillips, Sheldon Henderson, David Hemphill, Johnny Griggs. The following gentlemen served as honorary escort to the family: Arnold Dockery. J.L. Collins, Fletcher Henderson, Roy Phillips, Kenneth Beavers, Charles Hemphill.  If you wish, memorials may be made to the Revival Baptist Church Building Fund.  Interment was in Ebenezer Baptist Church.

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December 16, 1998        Page 8B

 

mr. odell d. collins

 

            Mr. Odell Daniel Collins, 77, of Rocky Face, died Monday afternoon, December 7, 1998 at his home.

            Mr. Collins was born Aug. 25, 1921, in Union County, son of the late Newt and Catherine Souther Collins.  Mr. Collins was a US Army Veteran of World War II.  He was a member of the Dogwood Valley Baptist Church.

            Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Montyne Stansell Collins of the residence; daughter, Betty Lloyd; son and daughter in law, Danny and Sherry Collins, all of Rocky Face; granddaughters, Ashley Collins, Latasha Collins, grandsons, Craig Lloyd and Steven and Sheree Lloyd; great granddaughter, Kayla Lloyd; step great granddaughter, Alyssa Steele; step grandson, Henry Davidson; brother, Wayne Collins of Cohutta; sisters, Ruby Jenkins of Rocky Face, Willie Griffin of Florida.  Services were held at 2:30 p.m. from the chapel of Ponders Funeral Home with the Revs. Leonard Cordle, Curt Hampton and Charles Carnes officiating.  Burial was in Mill Creek Cemetery

Ponders Funeral Home of Dalton, in charge of  arrangements.