Valdosta Daily Times

April 29, 2013

Merna L. Collins


The Valdosta Daily Times

--- — Mrs. Merna L. Collins, 77 of Quitman passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013 at Heritage Healthcare at Lakehaven in Valdosta. Mrs. Collins was born Sept. 9, 1935 to the late Leo and Hallie Collins, Sr. She was a homemaker and was Baptist faith.

Survivors include her children, Colleen Smolik of Columbus, Ga., Celia and Joe Copeland of Valdosta, Clark and Robin Griffis of Boston, and Cory Griffis of Sparks, Nev.; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Betty Gornto of Valdosta. Mrs. Collins was preceded in death by her son, Grover Cleveland Griffis; and one brother, Steve Collins.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May, 1, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Maxwell-Miller Funeral Home with the Rev. Tommy Odom and Pastor Brett Jarriel officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends this evening at Maxwell-Miller Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.maxwellmillerfuneralhome.com. —Maxwell-Miller Funeral Home of Quitman