She was the oldest living member of New Prospect Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
She was the daughter of the late Leander Whaley and Mary Rosetta King Whaley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Collins, owner of Collins Manufacturing Co.; sisters: Martha Whaley, Blanche McConnell, Lena Gladson and Mable Watson; and brothers: Otha Whaley, Claude Whaley and Andy Whaley.
She is survived by two children: Billy Forester Collins and wife, Pat, and Kay Holden and husband, Johnny, all of Cleveland; seven grandchildren: Jon Collins and wife, Karen, Kristi Collins-Smith and husband, Scott, Kelli Bergin and husband, Kevin, Kevin Collins and wife, Debbie, Billy West and wife, Kelley, Kenny West and wife, Jessica, and Christy Holden-Petty, all of Cleveland; 16 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Barbara Thomas.
The funeral will be held at 7 p.m., today, Aug. 15, 2013, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with the Revs. Gary Sears and Sam Melton officiating.
Interment will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at Hilcrest Memorial Gardens with Kenny West, Billy West, Kevin Collins, Rob Gary, Mac Massengil and Billy Massengil serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 7 p.m., prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Family Home and Hospice Care, 175 24th Street, NW, Cleveland, TN 37311.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Collins family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.