Shirley Jean Collins, 71, of Sauk Village, Ill., died October 25 at St. James Hospice Center in Chicago Heights, Ill.
Born in Whitesburg to the late Lonzie and Myrtle McCray Halcomb, she was a sister of the late Henry Halcomb, Howard Halcomb, Jimmy Halcomb, Ray Farell Halcomb, Faye Morgan and Sarah Smith.
Surviving are her husband, Thomas Collins; a son, Tommy Collins of Hammond, Ind.; a daughter, Libby Balanow of Steger, Ill.; four sisters, Esma Hart of El Paso, Tex., Mary York and Dorothy Sexton, both of Whitesburg, and Betty Wilson of Alabama; four grandchildren, Shannon, Diandra, Michael and Tommy; and a great-grandson, Trey.
Funeral services were held October 30 at Everidge Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine.