Shirley Jean Helton Collins, 76, passed away Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.
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She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved and was very loyal to her family and friends. She was a member of Rankin Chapel Baptist Church for 54 years. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Carl H. Helton and Maude Stewart Helton; four brothers and sister-in-law, infant Claude A. Helton, Alvin Helton, Willard Helton and Carl Jr. and Mildred Helton; five sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen and Carr Bingham, Dorothy and George Redmon, Zella and Burton Bingham, Mary and Sammy Burchfield, and Madge and John Summers.
She is survived by her husband and loving and faithful caregiver, Ray E. Collins; two daughters, Ginger Mitchell (Darrell), Knoxville, and Vicki McCullough (Mark), Harriman; son, Scott Collins (Christine), Florida; eight grandchildren, Audrey and Brian Bibb, Thomas Mitchell, Jonathan Mitchell, Reid Cannon, Brady Cannon, Courtney and Ray Cordero, Emily Collins and Wesley Collins; two great-grandchildren, Connor A. Bibb and Henry R. Bibb; stepmother, Irene Swaggerty Helton; two sisters-in-law, Irene Helton and Faye Helton; a host of nieces and nephews.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Rankin Chapel Church, Oakdale, with Bro. Mike Helton officiating. Burial will be at Rankin Chapel Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rankin Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.
Online condolences may be extended at www.schubertfuneralhome.com
Schubert Funeral Home
1318 Knoxville Highway
Wartburg, TN 37887
Published in Roane County News from Feb. 7 to Feb. 10, 2014