Marion Hayes Collins, 76, of Pembroke departed this life Monday morning, October 25, 2010 at Carilion Giles Community Hospital in Pearisburg after a long illness. Born on October 13, 1934 in Pembroke he was a son of the late Arthur Morrison and Hazel McCoy Collins. He was a 1952 graduate of Pembroke High School, retired from Celanese Celco Plant at Narrows with over thirty-nine years service, served over forty-years with the Pembroke Volunteer Fire Department, and was a life long member of Pembroke Christian Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Timothy Hayes Collins, and several brothers, Bob, Arthur, James, and Charles.
He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife Shelby Johnston Collins; his son and daughter-in-law Travis and Laura Collins of Roanoke; his daughters and sons-in-law Donna and Jerry McCormick of Pembroke, Diana and Billy Lyons of Christiansburg; his grandchildren Nicholas Stewart, Matthew Cooper, Cody Collins, Carrie Collins, his sister Eloise Collins of Pembroke; and his brother Gregory Collins of Roanoke.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11:00 AM in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke with Pastor Albert Elswick, Pastor Gary Poff, and Pastor Eddie Kendall officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 PM. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.