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Martha A. "Mart" Garrison Collins, 63 passed away March 26, 2012 at Shands Hospital. She was a native of Alachua, FL. and a graduate of A.L. Mebane High School, "Class of 1968". Mrs. Collins was also a member of St. Matthew's Baptist Church, where she served on the usher board, and the food committee. Survivors include three children; Nina Carter-Cole, Kenya Carter, and Queondric Boykins all of Alachua, FL, Mother Bernice Garrison, Alachua, FL, seven brothers; Horace Garrison, Bobby Garrison, James Garrison, Ronnie Garrison, all of Alachua, FL, Willie Garrison, & Norman Garrison Gainesville, FL, Leonard Garrison, Orlando, FL, four sisters; Dorothy Watson, Ruby James, Priscilla Garrison, all of Alachua, FL, Gloria Sanford, Gainesville, FL, God-sister Olivia Domingo, Alachua, FL, Mother-in-law Luella Collins, Orlando, FL, three step-children; Natasha Thomas & Cameron Thomas, Brunswick, GA., Telley Andrews, Okeechobee, FL, 13 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral services for Mrs. Collins will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, April 7, 2012 at The Female Protective Temple with Rev. Charles Simmons officiating. Burial will follow at St. Matthew's Cemetery under the care of Chestnut Funeral Home, 18 N.W. 8th Ave., Gainesville, FL. Visitation Friday at Chestnut Memorial Chapel 2:00-7:00 PM and on Saturday at the Temple one hour before the service. The cortege will form at the home of Mrs. Collins, 13610 N.W. 158th Place Alachua, FL at 10:00 AM.

"A Chestnut Service"

Published in Gainesville Sun from Apr. 5 to Apr. 6, 2012