Collins, Geneva Aldeen

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Geneva Aldeen Collins, 82 of Floyd, passed away at her home peacefully with her family at her side on Sunday, December 23, 2012. She was born on September 4, 1930 in Floyd County to Albert and Etta Mae Dulaney.

She was a member of Riner Grace Brethren Church She was preceded in death by her brother, Willard K. Dulaney.

Survivors are her husband of 63 years, Paul S. Collins; and five children, Brenda Mae Cook (Bill), Garry Madison Collins (Donna), Barry Sheridan Collins, Cathy Lynn Burnette (Terry), and Danny Ray Collins (Donna,) all of Floyd. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Tony Cook, Kevin Cook, Bradley Quesenberry, Ginny Sculla, Ashley Collins, and Haley Collins; one niece, Connie Dunlap of Duxbury, Mass.; five great-granchildren; and a special friend, Mildred Smith.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at Gardner Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Roy Turpin officiating. Interment will follow at White Rock Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Gardner Funeral Home on Wednesday from 1 until 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Floyd County Rescue Squad. The family wishes to thank Carilion Hospice and also Carilion Home Health Nurses for their services.

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