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ILa Collins

August 11, 1933 — August 26, 2019

ILa Dean Nelson Collins, age 86, passed away on Monday, August 26, 2019. She was born in Elkmont, Alabama on August 11, 1933. She was a retired insurance agent from Carr & Erwin Funeral Home and a member of The Well Church of God. Preceding her in death are her parents, John L. and Lillian Rebecca Eaton Nelson, her husband, Richard Collins, and her brothers, Morris Nelson and Dennie Wayne Nelson. She is survived by her sons, Stan Smith and wife Barbara of Lynnville, TN, Phillip Smith of Franklin, TN, her daughter, Sheila Hastings of Lynnville, TN, her step-son, Danny Collins and wife Debbie of Columbia, TN, her brother, David Nelson and wife Ruth of Harvest, AL, her sister, Martha Ann McCauthrn of Decatur, AL, 7 of her grandchildren, and 13 of her great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held at 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Carr & Erwin Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will follow the visitation at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Carr & Erwin Funeral Home with the burial to follow in Giles Memory Gardens. Memorial Contributions may be made to Well Church of God: 1832 Kay Drive, Pulaski, TN 38478. Carr & Erwin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of ILa Dean Collins please visit our Sympathy Store.

Cemetery Details

Giles Memory Gardens
140 Bethel Rd
Pulaski, TN 38478

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AUG 28. 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CT)

Carr & Erwin Funeral Home


AUG 28. 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (CT)

Carr & Erwin Funeral Home

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