AUGUSTA, Ga.- Entered into rest on Wednesday, May 26, 2002, at Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Captain Lloyd A. Collins, US Army Retired, 63, husband of Mrs. Betty Collins of Cider Lane, Augusta. He was preceeded in death by his fathe, Lloyd H. Collins and a brother, David Collins. Funeral services will be held at the Fleming Church of God, Saturday at 1:30p.m. with Chaplain (CPT) Brian L. Mead, Chaplain (ltc) Charles Howell, the Rev. Ken Young and the Rev. Tom Milligan officiating. Mr. Collins will lie in state from 12:30 until the hour of service. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park with full military honors. Survivors include his mother, Virginia G. Collins; children, Sharon Yvonne Howell, Lloyd Andrew Collins, Jr., Karen Teresa Patton, Virginia Hagy, Kimberly Walker; sisters, Glenna Lowe, Lavonna Collins; brothers, Johnny, Darryl, Michael and Larry Collins; eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mr. Collins, a native of Knoxville, TN, had lived in the Augusta area since 1978. He served two tours in Vietnam where he received the Bronze Star (1OLC), Purple Heart, (1OLC), Vietnam Cross of Gallentry with Silver Star, Army Commendation Metle, (4OLC), Overseas Service Ribbon(4), Vietnam Service Metle (2), National Defence Service Metle, Combat Infantrymans Badge. He was a member of the Fleming Church of God where he was active in the Keenagers. Memorials may be made to the Fleming Church of God Building Fund, 3358 Peach Orchard Road, Augusta, GA 30906. The family will receive friends this evening from 7 until 9p.m. at the Hatcher Funeral Home, Augusta, Ga.
The Augusta Chronicle June 28, 2002
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