James Collins, 69, of Bragg City, Mo., died Friday, July 9, 2004, at his residence.
Born Feb. 28, 1935, at Clinton, Ark., son of the late Jesse and Ethel Williams Collins, he served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force. He was employed at McCaul Tire and Appliance in Kennett, and was a member of the Nazarene Church in Wardell, Mo.
On May 1, 1954, at Corinth, Miss., he married Earline Patton, who survives.
Survivors also include two sons, Jesse Allen Collins and wife, Carla, of Campbell, Mo. and George Pal Collins and wife, Debbie, of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; two daughters, Sandy Holdren and husband, Mike, of Bragg City and Mary Carnell and husband, Phillip, of Kennett; one brother, Dewey Collins of Kennett; two sisters, Nina Foster and Rosa Lee McKuin, both of Bernie, Mo.; 12 grandchildren, Amy Scott and Robert Collins of Tennessee, Matt Holdren, Chris Collins, Michelle Owens, Aaron Carnell, and Amanda Carnell, all of Kennett, Sarah Holdren of Hayti, Mo., Jessica Collins of Campbell, and Corey, Josh and Rachel Holdren, all of Bragg City; and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Melody Ann Evans; one brother, Richard Eugene Collins; and three great-grandchildren, Riley and Bailee Collins and Kristen Holdren.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 11, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett with the Rev Kenneth Carnell officiating.
Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett.
Pallbearers were Dickey McKuin, Wayne McKuin, Tony Caraway, Larry Holt, Jimmy Walker and Terry Walker.