James William "Jim" Collins
of Navarro County, Texas


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Hopewell Cemetery, Navarro Co., TX
Marker Photo by Karen Rost


Cpl. Jim W. Collins, of Corsicana, was born January 23, 1891, and educated in the rural schools of Navarro County.  On entering the service of the U.S. Army was assigned to the 36th Division, Company K, 142nd Infantry, and went overseas in July, 1918.  Participated in the Champagne sector and in the Meuse-Argonne drive.  Discharged in July, 1919.

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Jim Collins Is Buried Saturday

Funeral services for J. W. (Jim) Collins, 65, who died at his home in Gainesville Wednesday night of a heart attack, were held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Hoyt Hefner, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church. Burial was in the Hopewell Cemetery.

Collins was reared at Mildred and was a retired driller. The family moved to Gainesville from Mildred 15 years ago.

Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Ruby Harvard of Navarro; three children, Joe Bill Collins, Lubbock; Mrs. Vernon Beeler and Richard Collins, both of Gainesville; three brothers, Claud Collins, Bonham; Alvin Collins, Electra, and Deere Collins, Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Blanche Gooch, Mrs. Ruby Lee Morgan and Mrs. Manny Atkinson, all of Dallas, and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.


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