WILLIAM E. "BILL" COLLINS, MENDENHALL, MS

William E. (Bill) Collins, 81, of Mendenhall, passed away Friday, February 4, 2011, at his residence. Bill was born in Alabama on December 11, 1929, a son of the late Nettie  (Vail) and Lee Roy Collins.  He  is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Wiggins) Collins and: two daughters, Debbie (Randy) Herrington, of Mendenhall; and Cheryl (John Pat)  Barr, of Oklahoma; three sons, Tommy (Kathy) Collins, of Crystal Springs; Gene (Sheila) Collins, of Brandon; Danny (Jenny) Collins, of Mendenhall.  Other survivors include eleven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

Bill worked as a mechanic and served thirty-seven years in the military.

Visitation is scheduled for Monday, February 7, 2011, from 5 pm to 8 pm at Tutor Funeral Home in Magee.  Religious services will be at Tutor Funeral Home Chapel, Magee on Tuesday, February 8, 2011, at 11:00 am.  Interment will be in Kennedy Springs Cemetery.