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James G. Collins

Bill Stephens

March 5th, 2019


James G. Collins, age 82 of Sturgis, KY died Monday March 3, 2019 at Redbanks in Henderson, KY. He retired from Brushy Creek Coal Mines and was a member of UMWA. He was a member of Old Bethel Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge. James had a great love for gospel music and sang in several quartets.

He was preceded in death by his parents Carroll and Brilla Collins; wife Elaine “Mickey” Collins in 2010; 3 brothers Richard, Arnold, and Bro. Don Collins; 3 sisters Bessie Mills, Norma Jean Collins, and Joan Collins; grandson Dylan Willhite.

Survivors include

1 daughter Audrey (Tim) Ross of Travelers Rest, SC

2 sons Tim (Joni) Collins of Litchfield, KY

Doug (Heather) Collins of Hopkinsville, KY

8 grandchildren Andrew Ross & Benjamin Ross

Courtland Collins and Quinton Collins

Jaden Willhite and Alaina Willhite

Alexandra Hetrick

Jordan Spalding and Joshua Spalding

4 sisters Dortha Gatlin of Madisonville, KY

Mildred L. Morgan of Freeburg, IL

Bonnie Uzzle of Waverly, KY

Marjorie Besch of Charleston, IL

3 brothers Fred Collins of Evansville, IN

George Collins of Carrier Mills, IL

Tommy Collins of Morganfield, KY

Nieces and nephews

Funeral service will be 11 AM Thursday 3/7/19 at Whitsell Funeral Home in Sturgis, KY.

Fred Collins, Rev. Mike Demoss will officiate. Burial will be in Old Bethel Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4-8 PM Wednesday and 10 Am until service time Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to Old Bethel Baptist Church.

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