Sept. 21, 1934—May 24, 2015 Venice Emmaline “Benny” Collins, 80, passed away May 24, 2015, at Greystone Health Care. She was born on Sept. 21, 1934, in Jackson County, NC, the daughter of the late Thomas Waitsel Johnson and Laura Bell Carson Johnson. Mrs. Collins was a housewife and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Collins was preceded in death by her husband, Armond Darrell Collins; three brothers, Arville, Arnold and Winfred; and four sisters, Margie Johnson Lance, Mattie Johnson Sherrill, Joyce Johnson and Alene Johnson Lewis. Survivors include two sons, Arnold Darrell Collins and wife, Teresa, of Kodak, TN, and Terry Joe Collins and wife, Janet, of Kingsport, TN; grandchildren, Stephen Lee Collins and Jonathan Lynn Collins of Knoxville and Dr. Haylee Collins of Jackson, TN; several great-grandchildren; one brother, William Earl “Bill” Johnson; and three sisters, Bernice Jones, Ora Blanche Ashburn, and Clara Bell Hubbard, all of Crossville. A private burial will be held in the Garden of Prayer at East Lawn Memorial Park. Online condolences may be sent to the Collins family by visiting www.eastlawnkingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home, 4997 Memorial Blvd, Kingsport, is honored to be serving the Collins family.
Published on  May 26, 2015