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James Garland Collins
(November 12, 1926 - November 27, 2018)
On Tuesday, November 27, 2018, James Garland Collins, 92, of Winona left his earthly home and arrived at his new home in Heaven. "Mr.
Garland", as he was known to many, was surrounded by his family whom he loved so much.
Oliver Funeral Home of Winona is in charge of the services. Visitation will be at Oliver Funeral Home on Thursday, November 29, from 9:00
a.m. until service time at 10:30 a.m., which will be in the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be conducted by Rev. Ed McDaniel, with
music provided by Betty Love. Burial will follow in the Winona Garden of Memory.
Pallbearers will be Ronald Robertson, Ed Golding, Lawrence Braswell, Phillip Collins, Harold Land, and Troy Mitchell. Honorary pallbearers
will be R. B. King, Billy Ferguson, John Killebrew, Marshall Bennett, Percy Corder, and Elbert Land Jr.
Mr. Collins served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War. A lifetime resident of Montgomery County,
he was a cattleman and bulldozer operator for many years. He was a faithful member of the North Winona Baptist Church almost since the
beginning of the church. He served as a trustee and a deacon.
Mr. Collins was preceded in death by his parents, Mattie Lou Hanson Collins and Dewitt Talmage Collins; two brothers; and six sisters.
Surviving Mr. Collins are his wife of 64 years, Doris Nash Collins; and their two daughters, Karen Deavenport (Pete) of Madison and Cathy
Bland (Robert) of Mount Olive; his sister, Clara Land of Winona; two grandchildren, Toby Gaskin (Jessica) and Victoria Bland and her fiance',
Zach Chambliss; three great-grandchildren, Oliver, Annalise, and Theodore Gaskin; and many nieces and nephews.
Garland Collins was a quiet Christian man who led by example. He will be remembered and missed by many. Memorial contributions may
be made to North Winona Baptist Church, 602 Alberta Drive, Winona, MS 38967.
Thursday, Nov. 29 9 - 10:30 am
Oliver Funeral Home
Thursday, Nov. 29 10:30 am
Garden of Memory
Doris, Cathy, and Karen, I am so sorry about Garland. Daddy always thought so much of him. He was a good man.
May you find comfort in your good memories.
Doris, I am so sorry for your loss. Garland was such a nice man and I appreciate his being a good friend to my
husband. I remember, too, with thanks, your doing so much for Kermit, as well. May God grant comfort for you and
your family during these difficult days.
Gerald & Sandie Gregg
So sorry to hear this news. A wonderful, faithful and gentle man will be missed. Prayers for the family. May GOD
wrap you in HIS loving arms.
I am so sorry for your loss,yall have meant so much to us and North Winona. Garland was a fine Christian man.
Sending my love, Carlene Brister.
|November 12, 1926
November 27, 2018