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Roy Lee "Bob" Collins, Sr
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Birth: Jan. 1, 1900
Wayne County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Apr. 6, 1974
Raleigh County
West Virginia, USA

[Birth registry]
[Marriage registry 1923]

Born 'Roy Lee Collins', he later went by the name of Robert Collins. "Robert" came from the fact that his cousins called him, "Bob", instead of "Roy". He must have liked the name, and began using the more formal, "Robert", for legal and personal transactions.

This 'name change' has led to much confusion for some 'Family Researchers' who often ask, "Are 'Roy' and 'Bob'/'Robert' the same person?" Indeed, they are. On his tombstone his middle initial is "R." for "Roy".



          Robert R. Collins Succumbs At 74

Robert Roy Collins, 74, of 104 John St. died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday after a short illness.

A son of the late Alex and Carrie Curnutte Collins, he was born Jan. 1, 1900 at Wayne County.

He was a Methodist and a member of the United Mine Workers of America.

He is survived by his wife, Bessie Mae Crowder Collins; two sons, Harry L. Collins of Baltimore, Md. and William B. of Beckley; three daughters, Ida Zeack of Chicago, Ill., and Drema Grant of Colonial Heights, Va. and Evelyn Venettia of Hampton, Va.

Six sisters, - Arzonie Hunter and Ollie Shelton, both of Charleston, Garnett Hylton of Bolt, and Mrs. Ray (Mary) McConnell, Mrs. Margie McMillion and Mrs. Paul (Ida) Belcher, all of Beckley.

Funeral services will be held at the Melton Mortuary at 1 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. William J. Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park in Beckley.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. today.

Pallbearers will be Larry D. Belcher, Victor McMillion, John Crockett, Russell Rogers, Delbert Hylton and Gordon Hylton.

Beckley Post Herald
Beckley, W.Va.
April 8, 1974
page 9
Family links: 
  Alexander Collins (1873 - 1917)
  Caroline Ann Curnutte Collins (1876 - 1946)
  Bessie Mae Crowder Collins (1904 - 1980)
  Evelyn Ann Collins (1925 - 2008)*
  Norris Doff Collins (1927 - 1967)*
  Harry Eldon Collins (1929 - 2006)*
  Roy Lee Collins (1932 - 1955)*
  William Ballard Collins (1936 - 1988)*
  Lilly Collins Hood (1894 - 1918)*
  Virginia Collins Crockett (1896 - 1965)*
  Arizona Jane Collins Hunter (1898 - 1995)*
  Roy Lee Collins (1900 - 1974)
  Ollie Collins Shelton (1902 - 1999)*
  Elizabeth Collins Hylton (1904 - 2000)*
  Joseph Franklin Collins (1906 - 1955)*
  Mary Willis Collins McConnell (1908 - 1988)*
  Margie Macie Collins McMillion (1910 - 1994)*
  Ida Mae Collins Belcher (1912 - 2003)*
*Calculated relationship
Sunset Memorial Park
Raleigh County
West Virginia, USA
Created by: Terry Collins
Record added: Aug 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57091882
Roy Lee Bob Collins, Sr
Added by: Terry Collins
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