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James Wilbur Collins
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Birth: Aug. 28, 1915
Kanawha County
West Virginia, USA
Death: May 7, 1985
Raleigh County
West Virginia, USA


James Wilbur Collins was born James Wilbur Hood, to parents, Andrew Henry Hood (1883 - 1918) & Lilly Collins Hood (1894 - 1918). Both his parents died during the Spanish Flu epidemic in 1918. He was raised by his Collins side of the family, and decided to take 'Collins' as his last name. His sister, Beatrice, chose to keep her last name as 'Hood', until she married, of course. ~terry



James Wilbur Collins

James Wilbur Collins, 79, of Crab Orchard, Raleigh County, formerly of Charleston, died Tuesday in Beckley VA Hospital after a long illness.

He was a 10-year resident of Crab Orchard and was a former resident of Falls Church, Va. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II and received the Bronze Star.

Surviving: wife, Iline Blevins Collins; sons, Howard Ray of Falls Church, James Lowell at home; daughter, Sandra Kay Meador of Mechanicsville, Md.; four grandchildren.

Service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in Melton Mortuary, Beckley, with the Rev. Ed Garten officiating. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Charleston Gazette
May 08, 1985

Family links: 
  Andrew Henry Hood (1883 - 1918)
  Lilly Collins Hood (1894 - 1918)
  Iline Blevins Collins (1921 - 2008)*
  Unknown Male Hood*
  Unknown Female Hood*
  Beatrice Erie Hood Phillips (1912 - 1974)*
  James Wilbur Collins (1915 - 1985)
*Calculated relationship
Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens
Raleigh County
West Virginia, USA
Created by: Terry Collins
Record added: Oct 27, 2010
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James Wilbur Collins
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James Wilbur Collins
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James Wilbur Collins
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