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Harold Thomas Collins

Obituary Date: Friday, April 15, 2016

Mr. Harold Thomas Collins, age 89 of 301 Cherokee Drive, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Friday, April 15, 2016 at the home of his daughter in Bishop, Georgia.


A son of the late Fred L. and Nina Leverette Collins and step-mother, Mattie Alexander Collins, he was born June 14, 1926 in Stephens County, Georgia where he lived all his life.  He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, WW II.  He was employed with Colonial and Big Star Stores for a long number of years and retired from the Stephens County School System.  He was of the Pentecostal faith and a member of Gateway Community Chapel.  He was involved in the nursing home music ministry and was choir director for 60 years for his church.  He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Roy Collins, L.B. Collins, Agnes Walker, Nellie Harrison, Della Pulliam, Nina Jean Addison, Mattie Meeks, Bill Collins, Sue Williams, Jack Collins and Harry Collins and by a great-grandson, Owen Christopher Manley.


Survivors include his wife of the home, Elva Poole Collins; two daughters and  a son, Sybil Manley of Watkinsville, Georgia, June and Wayne Butler of Bishop, Georgia and Tommy and Duanna Collins of Toccoa; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.


Funeral services will be Sunday, April 17, 2016, 2 O’clock PM in the Hillcrest Chapel of the Acree-Davis Funeral Home with The Reverend Don Scott,  The Reverend John Ingham and The Reverend Wayne Butler officiating.  Family members will serve as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers, Robert Collins, Ronald Collins, Dale Collins, Barry Pulliam, Richard Pulliam, Fred Harrison, Jacky Addison, Steve Addison, Gary Meeks, Mark Meeks, Owen Collins and Brent Collins.


The family will receive friends at the Acree-Davis Funeral Home on Saturday from 6 PM until 8 PM  and on Sunday from 1 PM until the service time. Online condolences can be made by visiting the website at


Interment will follow in Stephens Memorial Gardens with the Acree-Davis Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Harold Thomas Collins.



Funeral Date
04/17/2016 at 2:00PM
Funeral Home
Acree-Davis Funeral Home
90 S. Pond St., P.O. Box 130, Toccoa 30577