Peggy Ann Collins, age 85, of Kingston, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2024, at NHC Healthcare of Oak Ridge surrounded by family. She was born on April 23, 1938, in Vonore, Tennessee.  Peggy was a 1956 graduate of Vonore High School. She was married to George Claude Collins for 63 years.

Peggy was an adoring wife, mother, and grandmother who always cared for her family by keeping a warm, inviting home and a home-cooked meal on the table. Peggy loved the Lord and served the church in many ways ranging from Sunday school teacher to Jail Ministry. She enjoyed gardening and quilting as well as researching and preserving her family history.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband: George Claude Collins; father: Macie Hugh Poplin; mother: Ina Mae Burrow Poplin; brothers: Bruce Poplin, Hugh Poplin, and James Poplin; and sisters: Ellen Whitehead, Imogene Roberts, Sarah Anderson, and Winona Carroll.

Survivors include her son: Keith Collins (Trish) of Kingston; daughters: Claudia Martin of Louisville, Kentucky, and Debra Evans of Corryton

Grandchildren: Callie Portwood (Matt) of Mount Juliet, Tennessee, Sam Collins of Los Angeles, California, Riley Collins (Emily) of Johnson City, Tennessee, Macy McElroy (Dustin) of Clinton, Tennessee, Bailey Lane (Colby) of Clinton, Tennessee, Tony Martin of Vancouver, British Columbia, and Kayleigh Evans of Corryton, Tennessee; great-granddaughter: Alice Portwood of Mount Juliet, Tennessee and Carson McElroy of Clinton, Tennessee; and several nieces, nephews and friends

The family would like to extend special thanks to Jamestowne Assisted Living of Kingston and NHC Healthcare of Oak Ridge for their kindness and attentiveness to the Mom over the past few months.  Also, thank you to Fraker Funeral Home for their support and guidance during this difficult time.

Family graveside service will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at 11 a.m. at Kingston Memorial Gardens.

Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of arrangements.


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