Robert Collins, 79, of Osceola died Thursday, April 4, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was a farm worker and of the Baptist belief.
Survivors include six sons, Douglas Collins of Collierville, Tenn., Jerry Collins of Caraway; Ricky Collins of Lepanto, Bobby Collins of West Ridge, Gene Collins of Etowah and William Collins of Leachville; four daughters, Ruth Trent of Marion, Carolyn Maddox and Dora Johnson, both of Lepanto, and Jo Ellen Yancey of Etowah; 25 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Pentecostal Church of God in Etowah with Rev. Huey Meherg officiating. Burial was at Garden Point Cemetery at Etowah under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home of Osceola.
Grandsons served as pallbearers.