Billy Ray Collins, 75, of Seco, died November 24 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington.
Born in Haymond, he was a son of the late Joe W. and Rena Madden Collins and the widower of Patricia Hart Collins. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Esther Lucas and Marie B. Moore, and six brothers, Grover Collins, Arthur Collins, Luther Collins, Ernest Banks, Buddy Collins and John H. Collins.
Mr. Collins worked for many years as a janitor for the Letcher County School Board. He enjoyed trading horses and storytelling.
Surviving are three sons, John Brown, of Seco, Wayne Brown, of Sidney, Ohio, and Deno Brown, of Bill Moore Branch; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild; two sisters, Barbara Collins, of Franklin, Ohio, and Martha Parsons, of West Union, Ohio; two brothers, Franklin D. Collins, of Berea, and Charlie Banks, of Indiana; and two nieces, Goldrena Collins and Patricia A. Moore.
Funeral services were held November 28 in Jenkins. Burial was in Whitaker Cemetery at Seco.