The Valdosta Daily Times
James Edward (Eddie) Collins Jr., 60, of Valdosta died Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 at his home. He was born in Madison, Fla. on Aug. 16, 1953 to James Edward Collins, Sr. and the late Mary Elizabeth Ferrell Collins and had lived in Valdosta most of his life. Mr. Collins was a charter member of Crossroads Baptist Church and was retired from Laws Furniture. He loved his Lord and his family, his happiest times were those spent with his children and grandson. Mr. Collins was an avid high school and college football fan, loved music and never met a stranger.
Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Maureen Poole Collins of Valdosta; daughter and son-in-law, Meghan Collins Hempe and Kevin Hempe of Valdosta; son and daughter-in-law, Justin Collins and Keeley Collins of Hahira; grandson, Luke Hempe of Valdosta; his father, James E. Collins, Sr. of Valdosta; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Linda and John Ring of Quitman, Tina Collins of Valdosta, Betsy and Jimmy Morris of Quitman; his brother, Donny Collins of Valdosta; his mother-in-law, Iris Poole; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Philip and Kathi Poole; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Amy and Terry Creasy all of Valdosta; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 with Dr. Ken Alford officiating. Burial will follow in the McLane Riverview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Crossroads Baptist Church Building Fund, 3001 Country Club Dr., Valdosta, GA 31602 or to TEACH Inc., 1709A Gornto Rd, PMB 312, Valdosta, GA 31601. Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at www.mclanecares.com. — Carson McLane Funeral Home