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Obit – Ms. Shirley Collins

Ms. Shirley Collins, of Hartsville and a Horseshoe Bend Community native, died at 9:40 a.m. Sunday morning May 16, 2021 at the Smith County Health and Rehabilitation Center in Carthage where she had resided since July 5, 2019. She died on her 78th birthday.

Mrs. Collins was at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. She was cremated at the Cumberland Family Services in Algood and no further services are scheduled at his time as per Mrs. Collins request.

Mrs. Collins was one of two daughters of the late J. B. Henry who died at the age of 79 on June 17, 1991 and Lela Ann Kirby Henry who died at the age of 70 on August 31, 1982 and was born Shirley Ann Henry on May 16, 1943.

Her only sibling, a sister, the late Mildred Henry Gibbs Davenport preceded her in death on November 13, 1980 at the age of 49.

Mrs. Collins was a retired dietician and was retired from the former University Medical Center dietary department in Lebanon.

She attended the South Tunnel A. M. E. Church in Sumner County and was a longtime member of the Green Valley Missionary Baptist Church in the Horseshoe Bend Community.

She is survived by her three children, a son, Chris Collins and wife Glyn Sue Huddleston Collins of the Elmwood Community; two daughters, Tammie Collins of Gallatin and Michelle Collins of the Tanglewood Community; five grandchildren, Chase Collins, Brittany Collins Tarpley and husband Derrick,

T. J. Bryant, Jade Butler and husband Justin, Shay Chambers; three great-grandchildren, Maverick, Makaeleigh and Bryant.