Annie Louise Collins, 83


Ms. Annie Louise Collins, age 83, of Wrightsville, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at her residence, following an extended illness. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, January 19, at Chapman Funeral Home.

Ms. Collins was born September 29, 1939, in Savannah, to Arlie Bird and Annie Dell Hollaway Bird. She enjoyed traveling, camping and shopping, and enjoyed when her family got together and played cards; her favorite card game being Texas Hold’em. Ms. Collins loved anything from the river to state parks. She was of the Baptist faith. Ms. Collins is preceded in death by her parents; life partner, Michael Rogers; and brother, Randall Bird.

Survivors include her sons, Charles Akridge (Ellen) of Swainsboro, Dennis Akridge of Swainsboro, and David Akridge (Bessy) of Stillmore; daughters, Gail Turner (Rollie) of Summertown, Doris Colston (Joe) of Bartow, and Susan Orce (David) of Wrightsville; brother, Charles Bird (Wanda) of Stillmore; sisters, Faye McCranie of Cobbtown and Betty Jane Rogers of Aline; 20 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro was in charge of arrangements.