Willie Collins


SOUTH PITTSBURG Willie Mae King Collins, 90, died Monday, June 3, 2013, at her home following a brief illness.The daughter of the late Charles Thomas and Julia Frances Caldwell King, she was a former employee of TVA, Judge A.F. Sloan, South Pittsburg Elementary School and First Bank of Marion County. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in South Pittsburg where she studied with the Fidelis/Dorcas Sunday School Class and was a former Sunday school teacher.She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Calvin Collins; grandson, Zach Henderson; brothers, James, Thomas, Crawford and Walter "Buddy" King; and sisters, Martha Durham and Edna Ruth Kennemore.She is survived by her daughters, Frances (Peter) Gebs, of Chesterfield, Va., and Pat (Johnny) Henderson, of South Pittsburg, Tenn.; brothers, George (Doris) King, of New Hope and Gerald (Carolyn) King, of Cleveland, Tenn.; grandchildren, Harrison Gebs, of Enid, Oklahoma, Chelsea Gebs, of Richmond, Va., and Brad Henderson, of Marietta, Ga.; several nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be conducted from the South Pittsburg Chapel of Rogers Funeral Home at 3 p.m. CDT on Saturday, June 8, with the Rev. Brad Bridgman officiating.Interment will be in New Hope Cemetery.The family will receive friends on Saturday from 2 p.m. CDT until time of service at the funeral home.Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.rogersfuneralhome.com.

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