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Woodrow Wilson Collier

Woodrow Wilson Collier

Posted: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 4:03 pm

Woodrow Wilson Collier, 95, of Martin died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at his residence.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Colliers Cemetery near Martin with Rev. Terry English and Rev. Mike Blake officiating. Murphy Funeral Home in Martin was in charge of the arrangements.
Jimmy Freeman, Keith Turner, Jamison Turner, Tyler Turner, Roy Wainscott, Waymon Glen Chappell, Logan Ross and Cameron Ross served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were members of the E. W. James 8 a.m. Coffee Drinkers Club of which he was a member.
Collier was born Nov. 20, 1915, in Weakley County, son of the late J. B. and Fannie Pearl Craig Collier. He was the widower of Modean Jacobs Collier. He was a retired farmer and a wood craftsman, He was a member of the Weakley County Farm Bureau Board of Directors, Weakley County Livestock Association, Agriculture Committee, Civic Club, Lodge Membership, Democrat Committee, Past member of Sons of Confederate Veterans & Sons of American Revolution, AARP, Memphis Conference Lay Speaker and a member of Freeman Chapel Methodist Church near Martin.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Howard Ross of Gleason, Betti and Ron Schnee of Inverness, Fla.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and one step-great-great-grandchild. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Hassell Collier; and one sister, Ruth Chappell.
Memorials may be made to Colliers Cemetery Association, c/o Shirley Ross, 463 Ross Road, Gleason, TN 38229 or the American Cancer Society.
Online tributes may be left at

WCP 10.04.11

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