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Mr. Kenneth “Blackie” Collins, age 85, of Lyons, died on Friday, December 10, 2021, at the Community Hospice House in Vidalia after an extended illness.

Mr. Collins was a native of Toombs County and lived in Lyons most of his life. He was a truck driver, working with Randy Brown Logging and George Cobb Logging, and until recently worked at the Toombs County Convenient Center. He was a member of the Oasis Church of God in Lyons, and attended Rocky Creek Baptist Church and Harvest Chapel Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sue Gibbs Collins; his parents, Rob Collins and Annie Bell James Collins; 1 sister, Iris Collins; and 3 brothers, Leroy “Smokey” Collins, James “Midget” Collins, and Otis Collins.

His family includes 2 children, Debra Sue Collins Edwards and husband Jeff of Normangee, TX, and Kenny “Buddy” Collins, Jr., and wife Donna of Vidalia; 1 sister, Donnell Collins Cartrette of Vidalia; 1 brother, Bobby Ray Collins and wife Agnes of De Land, FL; 4 grandchildren, Rachel Walker and husband Chris of the Murval Community, TX, Matthew Wayne Edwards of Ruston, LA, Caleb Collins and wife Haley of Vidalia, and Jacob Collins and wife Taylor of Lyons; 5 greatgrandchildren, Kooper Edwards, Bo Edwards, and Bitty Edwards, all of Murval Community, and Cambree Campbell and Elijah Collins of Lyons; several nieces and nephews, including a niece, Hazel Miller, and nephew, Edward Johnson, of Lyons, both of whom were raised like a brother and sister; and special friend and caregiver, Joyce Peebles Lanier of Lyons.

The funeral service was held on Sunday, December 12, 2021, at 2:00 p.m., in the chapel of Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home, with Pastor Kevin Collins officiating. Burial followed in Hardens Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers were Caleb Collins, Jacob Collins, Lonnie Lewis, Robert Cauley, Neil Tippett, Jeffery Payne, and James Collins. Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Rollins, Bob Jones, Randy Brown, Rusty Peebles, Dickey Peebles, and David Peebles. Flowers will be accepted, or memorial contributions may be made to Harvest Chapel Church, P.O. Box 734, Vidalia, GA 30475, or Community Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 2277, Vidalia, GA 30475.

Ronald V. Hall


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