Ernest Edward Collins

Ernest Edward “Pappy” Collins, age 87 of the Maryville Punkin’ Center Community, passed away Friday, July 30, 2010 at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during WWII and was a dedicated lifelong Truck Driver. Survivors include his sons, Eddie Collins of Maryville and Bill Collins of Stone Mountain, GA. WWMC; daughters, Sherry Collins Gorenflo of Jasper, GA, and Melissa Collins Burns of Knoxville; grandchildren, Josh Collins, William Collins Jr., and Ciera Moreno; great-grandchild, Allysa Gayle Collins; sister, Peggy Ann Wilburn of Virginia; nephews and other family also survive. A celebration of “Pappy’s” life will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 in the Smith West Chapel with Rev. George Macht and Rev. Rex Everett officiating. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service. Arrangements by Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 983-1000, www.smithmortuary.com

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