Frances Inez Collins, 76, went to be with the Lord on September 11, 2020. She was born March 18, 1944 in a farming family of five children. She was the widow of Joe Bill Cain and Carl Andy Collins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Jessie Hutchens and a sister, Ann Draughn. She is survived by her son, Ricky Cain; grandson, Andrew Cain; sisters, Gladys (Gray) Riddle, Clara (Jim) Collins; brother, Ralph (Shirley) Hutchens; and numerous nephew and nieces.
Frances retired with many years’ employment from Proctor-Silex. She was raised farming and enjoyed gardening, flowers, cooking, and socializing. She dearly loved her grandson, Drew, and was constantly speaking of him. Frances was a devout Christian and it was evident by her lifestyle of caring, loving, respecting and taking care of others. She showed her love by taking care of her family and friends in times of need and on all occasions.
Mrs. Collins will lie in state at Cox-Needham Funeral Home, Sunday, September 13, 2020, 8:00-5:00 and Monday, September 14, 2020 from 8:00-11:00 AM.
A funeral service will be held Monday, September 14, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Siloam Baptist Church with visitation from 1:00 -2:00 PM. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The Rev. Jared Seal, the Rev. Bill Faw, and the Rev. Joe Lambert will be officiating the service. Music will be provided by Cindy Thomas, Rev. Jared Seal and Rev. Joe Lambert.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wake Forest Baptist Care at Home Hospice at 126 Executive Dr., Wilkesboro, NC 28697. Special thanks to Hospice for the care provided to Frances and her family. Thank you also, to her friends, family and loved ones during her life and illness.
Cox-Needham is respectfully serving the Collins family.
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