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  • Service:  4 p.m.  Sunday, July 13, 2008 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Howard City

Mr. Charles Collins, Sr., age 89, of Six Lakes, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2008 at the Laurels of Carson City. The son of Lewis & Rosa Collins, he was born on April 27, 1919 in Kentucky. On July 14, 1958 he married the former Rita Whitney. A member of the Howard City Congregation of Jehovahs Witnesses, Charles enjoyed Bible study, volunteer ministry service, gardening, and spending time with his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Rita Collins; a daughter, Randy Whitney; two brothers, Evert Collins and Leonard Collins; and two infant sisters.

Surviving are his children, Chuck Collins, Phillip Collins, both of Six Lakes, Robin Whitney of Greenville, Rosanna Stilson of Lakeview, and Richard Whitney of Morley; three brothers, Henry Collins, Luke Collins, and Lewis Collins; a sister Ruth Shears; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Memorial services are at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 13, 2008 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 16189 Howard City-Edmore Road (Highway M-46), Howard City.

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The Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Greenville, was entrusted with the arrangements.


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  1. Anonymous on June 21, 2008 at 12:00 am


    07/11/2008 –

    Rose Stilson, Daughter

    Dad was a lover of the scriptures and had a strong faith in the resurrection on earth promised in John 5: 28, 29.
    Here’s his memorial poem:
    To Those I Loved and to Those Who Loved me
    If I should ever leave you To await Jehovah’s day Remember that “I loved you” And wished that I could stay (John 15:12; Eccles 3:11,12)
    Please be assured that I await God’s promised resurrection day When all those in memorial tombs Will rise and learn God’s way (Rev 22:17; Isaiah 55:3;
    Remember the times we did have And cherish life itself Value things that really count Store up true spiritual wealth! (Matt:9-34;Luke 12:17-21,34; Mark 4:19,20)
    The prize of life is there for all The choice is yours to make Jehovah is the one to trust Satan’s riches are really fake! (Rom.6:23; Deut 30:19,20; Ps 146-3-10)
    Come taste and see Jehovah’s way “Serve Jehovah with all your heart” Only he can grant us life From his ways, do not depart! (Isa 55:1-3;Ps 34:8;Matt 22:37-39)

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