Annie Dora Pickering Collins

Published 12:10 am Thursday, August 11, 2011

Annie Dora Pickering Collins

Jan. 1, 1940 – Aug. 5, 2011

NATCHEZ — Memorial services for Annie Dora Pickering Collins, 71, of Natchez, who died Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, in Natchez, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Church Hill United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steve Purvis officiating.

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Arrangements are under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Mrs. Collins was born Jan. 1, 1940, the daughter of Frank Pickering and Deba Gill Pickering. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, International Paper Retirees Association, Fenwick Card Club and the Women of the Moose.

Mrs. Collins was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harvey H. Collins Jr.; one daughter, Maria Stephens; one granddaughter, Annie Springs; one great-grandson, Tagger Collins; and one great-granddaughter, Tabitha Lomax.

Survivors include four daughters, Debbie King and husband, Walter, of Jonesboro, Ga., Alice Barbieri and husband, Vic, of Lyon, Patty Ward and husband, Phil, of The Colony, Texas and Carolyn Smith of Starkville; three sons, Harvey Collins of Florence, Sidney Collins and wife, Julie, of Hattiesburg and Glen Collins and wife, Mechelle, of Bogue Chitto; four sisters, Virginia Bizzell, Mamie Montgomery, Eula Miller and Margie O’Flaherty; two brothers-in-law, David Collins and wife, Grace, and Robert Collins and wife, Margie; one sister-in-law, Patricia Kelly and husband, Dan; 19 grandchildren, Daryl Lomax, Rebecca Webb, Lester King, Luke and Troy Barbieri, Angel Casser, Phillip, Stephens and Joseph Ward, Charles, Elisha and Colby Smith, Houston, Samuel, Emily, Keith, Desiree, Alicia and April Collins; and eight great-grandchildren.

Special thanks to the caring employees of Compassus Hospice.

Memorial contributions may be made to Church Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 11740 River Road, Natchez, MS 39120.

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