Ethel Beal Collins, 78, passed away Friday, November 24, 2017 at Pinelake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Carthage, NC.

Funeral Service will be 3:00 PM, Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Calvary Baptist Church, with the Reverend Earl Jones and Reverend Bucky Hendix officiating.  Burial will follow in church cemetery.  The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 2:00 PM.

Ethel was a native of Chatham.  She worked for Proctor Silex Inc., for over 37years.  She loved her family, especially all the grandchildren.   Ethel enjoyed cooking, fishing and caring for her flower garden.  She loved the Lord and was attending Cornerstone Baptist for as long as she was able. Ethel was a daughter of the late Walter and Kate Foushee Beal and was preceded in death by sisters: Kate Jones, Mae Jones; brothers: Henry and Walter Beal.

Ethel is survived by her husband, of 25 years:  Thomas Albert Collins; daughters: Barbara Sue Maness (Ricky), Charlotte Vest (Tony),Lisa Beal (Martin); stepchildren: Janie Collins Christman (Rocky), Thomas Kenneth Collins, Hyka Ruth Collins Frazier; 5  grandchildren: 9 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; brother: Lonnie Beal and many friends.

Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is serving the Collins Family.

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