James Garland Collins, 92, of Winona left his earthly home on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, and arrived at his new home in Heaven. "Mr. Garland", as he was known to many, was surrounded by his family whom he loved so much.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time at 10:30 a.m., at Oliver Funeral Home on Thursday, Nov. 29. Service will be held in the funeral home chapel and officiated by Rev. Ed McDaniel, with music provided by Betty Love. Burial will follow in the Winona Garden of Memory.
Mr. Collins served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War. A lifetime resident of Montgomery County, he was a cattleman and bulldozer operator for many years. He was a faithful member of the North Winona Baptist Church almost since the beginning of the church. He served as a trustee and a deacon.
Mr. Collins was preceded in death by his parents, Mattie Lou Hanson Collins and Dewitt Talmage Collins; two brothers; and six sisters.
Surviving Mr. Collins are his wife of 64 years, Doris Nash Collins; and their two daughters, Karen Deavenport (Pete) of Madison and Cathy Bland (Robert) of Mount Olive; his sister, Clara Land of Winona; two grandchildren, Toby Gaskin (Jessica) and Victoria Bland and her fiance', Zach Chambliss; three great-grandchildren, Oliver, Annalise, and Theodore Gaskin; and many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Ronald Robertson, Ed Golding, Lawrence Braswell, Phillip Collins, Harold Land, and Troy Mitchell. Honorary pallbearers will be R. B. King, Billy Ferguson, John Killebrew, Marshall Bennett, Percy Corder, and Elbert Land Jr.
Garland Collins was a quiet Christian man who led by example. He will be remembered and missed by many. Memorial contributions may be made to North Winona Baptist Church, 602 Alberta Drive, Winona, MS 38967.