Mary Maxine Jarrells Collins, age 78 of Hiwassee passed away Thursday, March 5, 2009 at the New River Valley Medical Center.
Born January 5, 1931in Hiwassee, she was the daughter of the late Matthew Dennis Jarrells and Ethel Blanche Chrisley Jarrells. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George Washington Collins, three sisters and four brothers. She was a long time member of the Hiwassee Church of the Brethren. Surviving are her children Carolyn and Billy Hodge, Barren Springs; Janice and David "Fuzzy" Gravely, Draper; Rebecca and Kyle Keith, Barren Springs; Glen Collins, Floyd
Mary Collins, Hiwassee; nine grandchildren, nine great grandchildren; sisters Stella Dalton, Pulaski; Betty Austin, Fl.; Edith Alley, Ohio; Almeta Bushong, Ohio; brothers Matthew Jarrells, Hiwassee; Steve Jarrells, Draper; Danny Jarrells, Pulaski; sister-in-law Margaret Jarrells, Pulaski and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday 2:00 p.m. in the Bower Funeral Home Chapel, Pulaski with Rev. Granville Bishop officiating. Interment will follow in the Trail Cemetery, Hiwassee.
The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. To send the family message of condolence, visit bowerfuneralhome.com
Bower Funeral Chapel, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.