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Flora Mae Kite Collins
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Birth: May 6, 1917
Choctaw County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Jul. 30, 2009
Los Angeles County
California, USA

FLORA M. COLLINS, 92, formerly of WINONA, MS., passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2009, at the Gladstone Care & Rehab., in Glendora,CA.

She was born on May 06, 1917, BANKSTON, CHOCTAW COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, the oldest child of HUGH REED and MARY E. RABUN-KITE. Preceded in death by her parents and siblings; RUBY P. TULLOS, EMMA S. NARON, HUGH REED KITE, JR., JESSIE B. KELLUM, MARY E. SHIELDS, M. RUTH WATTS, and LAY HOWARD KITE. Survivors include her son, PAUL TURNER COLLINS (NANCY) of AZUSA, CA., daughters; MARTHA NELL STEWART (KENNETH) of UPLAND, CA., and MARY FRANCES (FRAN) MUSICK-TAFT, of UPLAND, CA., and a sister, GLENDEL S. WATTS (CHARLES), of HORN LAKE, MS., six grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, two step great-grandchildren; a dear friend, VI D'ELIA, of GLENDORA,CA., and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was a loving mother, a caring person, always ready to offer her help, and a friend to everybody. She enjoyed gardening, was an avid reader, and loved watching golf and basketball, especially the L. A. LAKERS. She enjoyed gospel, country and banjo music and was also a great cook and seamstress. She was a member of the EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH in AZUSA, CA.

Visitation is from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM on Wednesday, AUGUST 05, 2009, followed by the funeral service held at the OAKDALE CHAPEL. The REV. TONY CALVARY will officiate. Interment will be in the OAKDALE MEMORIAL PARK,GLENDORA, CA.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to your favorite charity.


Flora Mae Kite and Lay Turner Collins were married on October 31, 1937 in Grenada,MS, when the cost of a marriage license was only $3.00. Flora, the daughter of Hugh Kite and Mary Rabun, was born May 06, 1917 in Rt. Ware (Weir), Bankston, Choctaw County, Mississippi

They had three children:

PAUL TURNER COLLINS, b. Winona, MS on October 19, 1940; d. December 05, 2012;

MARTHA NELL COLLINS, b. October 15, 1944, Winona, Montgomery County, Mississippi; and

MARY FRANCES "FRAN" COLLINS, b. August 19, 1949, Winona, Montgomery County, Mississippi.
Family links: 
  Hugh Reed Kite (1890 - 1966)
  Mary Rabun Kite (1895 - 1975)
  Lay Turner Collins (1907 - 1985)*
  Paul Turner Collins (1940 - 2012)*
  Flora Mae Kite Collins (1917 - 2009)
  Hugh Reed Kite (1923 - 1997)*
  Mable Ruth Kite Watts (1932 - 2008)*
  Lay Howard Kite (1937 - 1941)*
*Calculated relationship

Loving Memories Last Forever

Note: 92 years, 2 months, and 24 days old
Oakdale Memorial Park
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Created by: Ron (Ronnie Lee) Collins
Record added: Jul 31, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40089425
Flora Mae <i>Kite</i> Collins
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Flora Mae <i>Kite</i> Collins
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