Arthur "Bates" Collins

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Arthur "Bates" Collins
GREENVILLE, SC-- Arthur "Bates" Collins, son of the late Arthur and Jamie Collins of Gaffney, SC passed away Sunday, May 04, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Nancy Cash Collins.
He is also survived by a son, Tony Collins (Susan) of Greer; a daughter, Tammy Burton (Kevin) of Travelers Rest; and four grandchildren, Ashley Payne Hunter (Cory), Alex Payne, Haley and Graham Burton. Bates was preceded in death by a beloved daughter, Teresa Collins Payne.
Other survivors include four sisters, Jacqueline Bostic, Diane Brown, and Sylvia Bailey of Gaffney; Linda Duckett of Chesnee; and a brother, Keith Collins, of Honea Path.
He was an active member of Bethel Baptist Church until his health declined.
Visitation is Tuesday, May 6, 2014 from 6:00 - 7:30 PM at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 1:30 PM at Bethel Baptist Church, with a visitation prior from 12:45 until 1:15 PM Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park.
The family will be at the home.
Condolences may be made to the family by visiting

Funeral Home
Thomas McAfee Funeral Home - Northwest Chapel
6710 White Horse Road Greenville, SC 29611
(864) 294-6415
Funeral Home Details
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from May 6 to May 7, 2014
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