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Wayne Collins dies at 92

Funeral services for Wayne Collins, 92, were held October 22 at the Burdine Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was Powell Valley Memorial Gardens in Big Stone Gap, Va.

A son of the late Robert Collins and Lilly Mullins Collins, he was born in Van Lear. He died October 19 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.

Mr. Collins was the widower of Joyce Dingus Collins. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Cathy Johnson; two brothers, Robert Collins and Denver Collins; and a sister, Virginia Westfall.

He enjoyed golfing and was an avid University of Kentucky fan.

Surviving are a daughter, Sharon Bevins of Jenkins; a son-in-law, Mark Johnson of Jenkins; four grandchildren, Chris Puckett, Lori Mullins, Logan Johnson, and Emily Johnson; and seven great-grandchildren, Brook, Josh, Briana, Christopher, Lane, Lincoln, and Lawson.

Everidge Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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