Hopewell Cemetery, Navarro
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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.
History of Texas World War Heroes - World War 1
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
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.