Whitesburg KY

Rites held for James Collins

James Edward Collins, 79, died July 29 at his home in Jonesborough, Tenn.

A son of the late Curtis and Essie Dixon Collins, he was the widower of Pecola Collins.

He was the father of the late James Michael Collins, and a brother of the late William ‘Russ’ Curtis Collins and Bobby Gene Collins.

A U.S. Navy veteran, he was a retired coal miner.

Survivors include a son, Charles Curtis Collins of Jonesborough, Tenn., and three grandchildren, Sara Kostuch and husband Joe, Candis Collins, and Charles Collins II.

Funeral services were held July 31 at Letcher Funeral Home.

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