Gary George Collins, 70, of Baxley, died Saturday, May 3, 2014 at his residence. Collins was born on October 19, 1943 in Bacon County. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and retired from Independent Life Insurance Company. Collins was preceded in death by his father, Charlie Collins.
Survivors include his wife, Emma Jean Collins of Baxley; mother, Helen Walters Kennedy of Baxley; sister, Lark McIntosh of Anderson, South Carolina; and brother, Joey Collins of Baxley. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday, May 6 at 11:00 a.m. from Crosby Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Buddy Coss and the Rev. Chris Nail officiating.
Active pallbearers were Stanley Norris, Gary Norris, Jody Collins, Reid Collins, Stacy Culbreath and Neil Phillips.
Honorary pallbearers were all friends in attendance.
Visitation was Monday, May 5, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Swain Funeral Home. The family received friends at the home on 1499 Nail Rd.
In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Spanish Oak Hospice, 8510 Whitfield Ave., Savannah, Ga. 31406 or Crosby Chapel Methodist Church, 2607 Crosby Chapel Church Rd., Baxley, Ga. 31513
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.