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Dallas A. Collins
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Birth: Jul. 2, 1921
North Carolina, USA
Death: Oct. 13, 2007
North Carolina, USA

United States Army,
World War II,

Dallas A. Collins, 86 years of age, of Peletier departed this life on Tuesday, October 13, 2007, at the Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City.

He was born on July 2, 1921 in the Black Swamp community of Jones County to the late Edward Thomas Collins and Alice Rhue Collins. He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Brook Collins.

He was survived by his wife of 60 years, Sybil Waters Collins; two sons, Terry Collins and Dennis Collins, and a daughter, Connie Sowers and her husband, Dale, all of Peletier; a brother, Malvin Edward Collins of Jacksonville; his sisters, Lillie Billy of Middletown, Pa, and Shirley Naylor of Columbia, S.C.; and his grandchildren, Cassidy Collins and Tyler Sowers.

He served his country in the United States Army for four years for the noblest of causes during World War II. His time was spent overseas in the Persian Gulf Command, Mideast, China, Burma and India. On December 25, 1945, he returned home with an honorable discharge and the rank of staff sergeant. For 13 years he was a mechanic for Marine Chevrolet in Jacksonville. He returned to Peletier after that and became a farmer. Dallas took great pride in his work as a mechanic and farmer. He was a member of the Peletier First Missionary Baptist Church.

His family received friends on Monday, October 19, 2007 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Sayland Funeral Home in Maysville.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 20, 2007 at the Peletier First Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. William Whaley officiating.

Burial was in the Peletier First Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.


I'd like the memory of me
to be a happy one.
I'd like to leave an after glow
of smiles when life is done.
I'd like to leave an echo
whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times
and bright and sunny days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve,
to dry before the sun
of happy memories
that I leave when my life is done.
Peletier First Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
Carteret County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Cadmus
Record added: Sep 14, 2008
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Dallas A. Collins
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Dallas A. Collins
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The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me besides the still waters; He restoreth my soul; He leadeth in the paths of righteousness fir his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley if the ...(Read more)
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 Added: Jan. 20, 2010
Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on. Cherished memories will never fade, because one loved is gone. Those we love can never be, more than a thought apart, for as long as there is a memory, they live with in our heart.
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