Marvin Odell Collins, 77

by | November 26, 2004 12:00 am

SWAINSBORO—Funeral for Marvin Odell Collins, 77, was held Friday, Nov. 19, 2004 at 2 p.m. in the Swainsboro Presbyterian Church with Rev. Kathi Parchem, Rev. Kelmer Durden and Rev. Paul Baker officiating. Burial was in Eastbrook Cemetery. He died Wednesday, November 17, 2004, at the Emanuel Medical Center after an extended illness.

Mr. Collins was born in Emanuel County to parents, Thomas and Pearl Sanders Collins. He attended school in Oak Park. A farmer in Emanuel County since 1945, Mr. Collins owned and operated a grocery store in Oak Park and was former Postmaster in Oak Park. He also owned and operated Tick Tock Motel and Restaurant and Mark Swain Motel in Swainsboro. Mr. Collins served as president of Wesley Farm Bureau and was a member of Emanuel County Farm Bureau and served on the GA Farm Bureau Tobacco Advisory Committee. He served one four year term as Emanuel County Commissioner from District 3. He was a member and elder of Swainsboro Presbyterian Church where he had served as trustee. He was preceded in death by grandson Larry Marvin Collins Jr. and step-son Tiny McRae.

Survivors include his wife, Eva McRae Collins of Swainsboro; two daughters and sons-in-law, Faye and Vernon Hughes of Vidalia; and June and Cecil Bass of Milledgeville; one stepdaughter, Ginny C. McRae of Coraopolia, Pa.; one son, Larry Marvin Collins of Vidalia; two stepsons, Johnny McRae of Swainsboro; and Bruce McRae of Macon; four sisters, Nell Anderson of Lyons; Jo Harrell of N. Augusta, S.C.; and Janice LaBelle and Dorothy Joiner of Milledgeville; one brother, Jarahn Collins of Lyons; 12 grandchildren, Dwayne Kight and Wendell Kight of Milledgeville; Sherry Hughes of Vidalia; and Sterling Collins of Vidalia; Chris McRae of San Diego, Calif.; Scott McRae, Eva Marie McRae and Mac McRae all of Atlanta; Jan Alligood of Dexter; Penelope Herman of Signal Mountain, Tenn.; Amy Damascus and Angela Bournazous both of New York City, N.Y.; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Should friends desire, contributions may be made to Swainsboro Presbyterian Church.

Pallbearers were nephews.

Honorary pallbearers were Emanuel County Farm Bureau Board members, Bill Rountree, Shot Strange, Charles Hooks and Randy Thompson.

Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary had charge of arrangements.

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