Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)


October 8, 2012

James William "Willy" Collins


08/23/2012 — Mr. James William "Willy" Collins, 53, of Cleveland, Ohio, passed away Wednesday morning, October 3, 2012, in the Cleveland Clinic.

He was born October 15, 1958, in Akron, Ohio, a son of the late Godfrey David Collins and the late Thelma Loretta Hall Lewis.

Willy is survived by his wife, Montenia S. Brickles Collins; three children, Krissy Smith (Jeff), James Collins, Jr. (Jessica Durkin) and Loretta Collins (Justin McManus); five grandchildren, Jayven Smith, Mya Collins, Jaykob Smith, Karyssa Smith and Damian Sopata; four sisters, Joyce Cole, Sue Hayes, Teresa Carter and Regina Hamm; one sister-in-law, Melissa Bair; several nieces and nephews; and his loyal and special dog, Arthur. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly mourn his passing.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, October 8, 2012, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill with Brother Gayle Price officiating. Burial will follow in the Bradley Cemetery in Soldier.

Friends may visit from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, October 8, 2012, at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, KY 41164.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

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