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July 31, 2011

GALE COLLINS Ernest Gale Collins, 66, of White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, died, Sunday, July 31, 2011 at the Veterans Medical Center in Salem. He was born October 27, 1944 in Covington , a son of the late William "Bill" Collins and Betty Collins Thompson. Gale gradated from the Covington High School Class of 63. He served in the United States Army. He retired as a Pipefitter . During high school he played football and baseball for Covington High School. He loved to hunt, fish and play softball. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Elene Butler and by three nephews, Bobby Lambert, Rocky Lambert and Randy Walker. Surviving are two sons, Randy Collins and his wife, Amanda of Union, WV and Thomas Collins and his wife Tania of Alexandria; three granddaughters, Harley Elizabeth Seabolt of Covington ; Sara Dawn Collins and Katelyn Marie Collins, both Union, WV; one brother, William "Woody" Collins and his wife Peggy of Rathburn , ID ; four sisters, Hazel Miller of Reynoldsburg, Oh; Edna Buffaloe of Covington; Jewell Jamison and her husband, Jerry of Galloway, OH and Helen Hall and Charles of Columbus, OH; a friend Linda Bowers of Sweet Springs, WV and several nieces and nephews I keeping with his wishes, his body will be cremated. Memorial Information VA Medcial Center Attention: VOL-SVC(135) 1970 Ronoake BLVD. Salem, VA 25153
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