2017-08-02 / Obituaries

Rites held for Richard Collins

Funeral services for Richard Allen “Hippie” Collins, 55, were held July 27 at Polly & Craft Funeral Home in Jenkins. Burial was in the Holbrook Cemetery at Haymond.

A son of Alpha Louise White Mullins and the late Robert Collins, he died July 23 at his home in Jenkins.

He was a stepson of the late John A. Mullins, and a grandson of the late Della “Granny” White and Sampson “Papaw” White. He was also preceded in death by eight siblings, Doug, Jimmy, Tim, Tommy, Arthur, David, Dale and Kay,

Surviving in addition to his mother, are Nancy Heiston of Jenkins; a daughter,

Carol Marie Heiston of Newland, N.C.; two sons, Robert Wayne Heiston and wife Amanda of Jenkins, and Michael Shane Heiston and wife Keisha of Knott County; eight grandchildren, Christopher Bentley, Austin Heiston, Destiny Heiston, Brooklyn Heiston, Brayden Taylor, Peyton Ratliff, Paisley Grace Heiston and Kaitlyn Shepard; a brother, Randall Mullins and wife Lena of Jenkins; and five sisters, Brenda Gaydos of Taylor, Mich., Debbie Rennie and husband Dave of Lincoln Park, Mich., Gale Benham and husband Rick of Jeffersonville, Carol Thomas of Beattyville, and Freeda Said and husband Simon of Lexington.

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