Mary Hilda Collins, 98, of Pembroke departed this life Tuesday March 13, 2007 at her home in the loving care of her family. Born in Montgomery County on August 28, 1908 she was a daughter of the late William Lewis and Florence Williams. She was preceded in death by her husband Rassie Collins, four sons Rassie, Jr., Marshall, Richard and Clide Collins, two daughters Susie Caldwell and Mamie Merrix, a granddaughter, two great-grandchildren, six sisters and three brothers.
She leaves to cherish her memory three sons Robert Collins (Mary Sue), Clinton Collins (Linda), and Elmer Collins (Patty) all of Pembroke; four daughters Eloise Martin of Pembroke, Virginia Collins of Pembroke, Josephine Dowdy of Pearisburg, Mary Marie Janney (Bobby) of Pearisburg; twenty-three grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; and a special devoted granddaughter who was raised in the home with her Brenda Martin of California.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 11:00 AM in The Kendall Funeral Home Chapel at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke. Burial will follow in the Mt. Lebanon Church Cemetery at Hoges Chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday evening from 6 to 8 PM. Onliine condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.