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Iline Blevins Collins
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Birth: Aug. 30, 1921
Slab Fork
Raleigh County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 23, 2008
Crab Orchard
Raleigh County
West Virginia, USA



Iline Blevins Collins

Iline Blevins Collins, age 86, of Crab Orchard, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2008.

Born Aug. 30, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Howard Boston and Easter Pearl Adkins Blevins.

Iline enjoyed sewing, quilting, working in the garden,
baking, and loved spending time with family and friends.
She and her sister Arla Garten played music on WJLS; played
with Little Jimmy Dickens, Homer Bennett, and The Mockingbirds. She was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James Collins.

Those left to cherish her memory include two sons, Howard "Ziggy" Ray Collins of Springfield, Va., and James "Butch" Collins of Crab Orchard; one daughter, Sandra Kay Meador and husband Thomas Lee of Mechanicsville, Md.; one sister, Anna Arla Garten of Cabell Heights; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.

The family would like to give special thanks to her caregiver, Ena Morgan.

Services will be held Tuesday, March 25, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Rev. Darrell McNeely officiating.

Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, W.Va., is in charge of arrangements.

Charleston Gazette
March 25, 2008


Family links: 
  James Wilbur Collins (1915 - 1985)
Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens
Raleigh County
West Virginia, USA
Created by: Terry Collins
Record added: Oct 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60728480
Iline <i>Blevins</i> Collins
Added by: Penny Harris
Iline <i>Blevins</i> Collins
Added by: Penny Harris
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