James Albert Collins

November 8, 2022


James Albert Collins, 78, passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at Augusta University.

He was a son of Albert and Minnie Hadden Collins.  James was a graduate of Metter High School and worked at Pineland Telephone until he retired in 2005.  He always had a garden because he loved to give to others. James loved the outdoors and sports.  He loved to attend his grandchildren’s events and kept up with Brad’s team that he coached.  James was a member of Metter First Baptist Church and loved attending the Andrew Sunday School Class.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Hazel Collins; his second wife, Betty Collins; brother, Jerry Lee Collins; his sister-in-law, Delilah Collins; brother-in-law, Rufus Marsh.

Surviving are his sons, Bradley Collins (Misty), Bryson Collins (Kelly); step-daughter, Alisa Stockov (Joe); step-son, Alf Wimberly (Kristy); grandchildren, Harrison Collins, Cason Collins, Hayes Collins, Avery Lane Collins, Jake and Luke Stockov and Allison Wimberly; brother, Jessie Ray Collins; sister, Mary Lou Marsh, and several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Sonya Durden.  

Visitation will be held Friday, November 11, 2022, from 5-7 p.m. at Metter First Baptist Church.

The funeral service will be held Saturday, November 12, 2022, at 11 o’clock at Metter First Baptist Church with Rev. Tom Osborne officiating.

Interment will be in Lake Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please send donation to Autism Speaks: 1060 State Road, Second Floor, Princeton, NJ 08540 or at

Kennedy Funeral Homes, Hooks Chapel, of Metter is in charge of the arrangements. 


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November 11, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Metter First Baptist Church

Funeral Service
November 12, 2022

11:00 AM
Metter First Baptist Church

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