Joseph 'Earl' Collier (PLUM BRANCH, S.C.)

PLUM BRANCH, S.C.- Joseph "Earl" Collier 85 died at VA in Augusta Ga on Monday night. Born in Plum Branch S.C. he was the son of the late J.J and Ellen Crouch Collier. He lived his life time in Plum Branch and was a retired timber cruiser, WWII navy veteran, and a member of the Plum Branch Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife Cornelia Freeland Collier; sons, Gary and Janett Collier of Richmond Va, Joe and Deidra Collier of Saluda S.C. He also survived by a daughter Anne Carol and Jim Drennan of Durham, N.C. and nine grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren. He was predeceased by one brother Richard Collier and one sister Amanda C. Young. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m on June 18 at St. Paul Methodist Church in Plum Branch. Memorials maybe made to the charity of one choice. The family is at the resident. Strom Funeral Home is assisting the family. Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-June 17, 2009