Maryland ‘Bud’ Collins, 72, died March 14 at his home at Deane.
A son of the late John Henry and Martha Mullins Collins, he was the widower of Winnie Sue Jacobs Collins. He was the father of the late Charlie ‘Bugger’ Collins and Ruth ‘Moose’ Sexton.
Surviving are four sons, Elwin Swab Collins of Colson, Robert J. Collins and Bobby Gene ‘Wasper’ Collins, both of Deane, and Kenny Dale Jacobs of Jackhorn; three daughters, Josephine Slone of Colson, Wanda Jean Collins of Deane, Betty Jean ‘Bett’ Burke of Thornton; a brother, Melvin Collins of Big Doubles; four sisters, Ora Mullins of Wolfpen, Ima Jean Caudill of Pinetop, Barbara Ann Combs and Mary Ellen Combs, both of Whitesburg; 17 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow (March 18) at the Lighthouse Church at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Collins Cemetery at Burgey’s Creek.
Letcher Funeral Home of Whitesburg has charge of arrangements.