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Juanita Elizabeth "Heck Fire" Hambrick [Collins] Rhine
Birth: Oct. 12, 1920
Carroll County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Jul. 1, 2002
Leflore County
Mississippi, USA

81 years, 8 months, 19 days old at time of death


VAIDEN - Services for Juanita Collins Rhine, 81, of Vaiden, who died of heart failure, Monday, July 1, 2002, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital, were at 2 p.m. today at Vaiden Baptist Church.

Mrs. Rhine was a retired licensed practical nurse. She attended Vaiden Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Alf [Trotter] Collins and Roy [Julius] Rhine.

She is survived by a son, Ronnie Lee Collins of Florence; two stepdaughters, Martha Holly of Pine Bluff, Ark., and Reba Sue Carwile of Winona; two grandsons: Sean Eric Collins, 6, of Braxton, MS, and Cody Ryan Collins, 9, also of Braxton, MS; 12 stepgrandchildren and 21 stepgreat-grandchildren.

The Rev. Ed McDaniel officiated at the services.

Pallbearers were: Bruce Collins, George Carwile, Pete Kirk, Dennis Welch, Tom Evans and Dwayne Deer. Honorary Pallbearers were Clarence A. Pierce, Jr. and Charles Ellis.

Burial was in Winona Garden of Memory.

Visitation was from 5 until 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


Juanita Elizabeth Hambrick was born in Vaiden, Mississippi. She married Alf Trotter Collins of Winona, MS (05/22/1913 - 01/24/1964) on 03/11/1953 and continued to live in Vaiden. They had 1 son, Ronnie Lee Collins. She became a resident of Winona Manor Nursing Home (Montgomery County, Mississippi) in 1998. After surgery on June 13, 2002, she did not recover and passed away on July 1, 2002 at the Greenwood Leflore Hospital in Greenwood, Mississippi. She was 81 years, 8 months, and 19 days old at her death.

She was the daughter of John Cleveland (04/23/1886 02/02/1951) and Exyah Lee Bond Hambrick (04/02/1884 01/07/1955), who were originally from Attala County, and moved to Vaiden in the early 1900s. The Hambrick children included: Harvey O'Neal (07/04/1907 08/06/1928), Claude (10/15/1908 07/20/1915), who died before Juanita was born, Louise (03/02/1915 12/18/1979), and Juanita.

John Cleveland Hambrick owned Hambrick's Blacksmith Shop in Vaiden, MS for many years and Exyah Lee Bond Hambrick was a homemaker.

On 09/12/1969, she married Roy Julius Rhine (06/30/1914 - 02/04/1986), and continued to live in Vaiden. She was the step-mother of Dewie "Buddy" Ladell Rhine, Martha "Marty" Rhine (Holly), Reba Sue Rhine (Carwile), Franklin "Frank" Lavelle Rhine, and had many step-grandchildren.

Mother was the guiding light in my life, and was always helping others in any way she could. During her life, she worked at the Chenille Plant in Winona, as a homemaker in Vaiden, as a teller at the Vaiden Bank, at Big Star Grocery in Winona as a checker, as a teacher's assistant at North Vaiden Public School, and as a Nurse's Assistant (LPN) at Winona Manor in Winona, and was affectionately known by her co-workers as "HECK FIRE." During the last years of her life, she loved and enjoyed her two grandchildren, Cody Ryan Collins and Sean Eric Collins, with all her heart and loved and supported her son, Ronnie Lee Collins, through 47 wonderful years. Her lasting and unfaltering love for her "boys" will live for eternity. On July 1, 2002, God had a better place for her to go, and Jesus took her to be with Him. Mom and Grandmama, we love you and miss you, and want to thank you for everything that is important in our lives. We live with the knowledge that we will see you again one day.

"Oh, the sunshine told the bluebird,
And the bluebird told the brook,
That the dandelions were peeping
From the woodland's sheltered nook.

Then the brook was blithe and happy,
And it babbled all the way,
As it ran to tell the river
Of the coming of the May.

Soon the river told the meadow,
And the meadow told the bee,
That the tender buds were swelling
On the old horse-chestnut tree.

And the bee shook off its torpor,
And it spread each gauzy wing,
As it flew to tell the flowers
Of the coming of the spring

Sean Eric, Cody Ryan, and Ronnie Lee Collins


At Juanita's birth, Woodrow Wilson (Democrat) was President and there were 48 States in the U.S.

At Juanita's death,George W. Bush (Republican) was President, and there were 50 States in the U.S.
Family links: 
  John Cleveland Hambrick (1886 - 1951)
  Exyah Lee Bond Hambrick (1884 - 1955)
  Alf Trotter Collins (1913 - 1964)
  Roy Julius Rhine (1914 - 1986)
  Harvey O'Neal Hambrick (1907 - 1928)*
  Claude Bond Hambrick (1908 - 1915)*
  Maysie Louise Hambrick Caddess (1915 - 1979)*
  Juanita Elizabeth Hambrick [Collins] Rhine (1920 - 2002)
*Calculated relationship
Note: 81 years 8 months 19 days old
Winona Garden of Memory
Montgomery County
Mississippi, USA
Created by: Ron Collins
Record added: Jul 04, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6573807
Juanita Elizabeth Heck Fire <i>Hambrick [Collins]</i> Rhine
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HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY I HEAVEN. Thank You for being my Mom and for being the BEST Mom I could have ever had. I LOVE YOU !!!
- Ron Collins
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- Ron Collins
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