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Dorothy Jewell Collins

August 26, 1944 — September 17, 2022

Dorothy Jewell (Hensley) Collins, 78 of Verdunville, WV went home to be with the Lord, Saturday September 17, 2022, at home following a lingering illness surrounded by her family.


She was born August 26, 1944, at Whirlwind, WV to the late A.B. and Molly Hensley. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brothers, Claude, Tommy, Clifford, and Wilburn Hensley; sisters, Minnie Collins, Janice Clingan, and her twin sister, Donna Gayle Hensley; brothers-in-law, Spot Collins, James Clingan, and Charles Irwin.


Dorothy was member of the Mudfork Freewill Baptist Church for 46 years and Vice President of the Lady Auxicallary for many years. She sang with the Collins Family for 32 years. Dorothy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to everyone who knew her.


Survivors include her loving husband of 60 years, Elbert Collins Jr.; sons, Greg (Marie) Collins of Harts, Rethel (Gidgette) Collins of Harts, and James (Crystal) Collins of Chapmanville; daughter/caregiver, Tammy Collins of Verdunville; grandchildren, Devin Collins, Sheena Collins, Ava Collins, and Nathan Collins, who was also her caregiver; brother, Ray (Becky) Hensley of Swanton, OH; sister, Lois Jean (Hensley) Irwin of Maysville, KY; sisters-in-law, Donna Hensley, Naomi Hensley, Carrie Tafoya, Malinda Workman, and Phyllis Collins; brothers-in-law, Gary (Jean) Collins, and Gilbert (Connie) Collins. She is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.


Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at Akers-James Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at the Mudfork Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Glenn Tomblin, Dave McCloud and Darrell Newsome officiating. Burial will follow in the Collins-Bryant Cemetery, Buckfork, Harts, WV.


Pallbearers will be Brandon Collins, Lucian Maynard, Sam Adams, Keith Browning, Richard Adkins, and Wendell Bryant. Honorary pallbearers will be Gilbert Collins, Gary Collins, and George Deer.


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Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Akers-James Funeral Home, Logan, WV.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, September 20, 2022

6:00 - 9:00 pm (Eastern time)

Akers-James Funeral Home

832 Old Logan Rd, Logan, WV 25601

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Mudfork Freewill Baptist Chruch

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