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Cora Mae (Tillman) Collins

July 23, 1943 ~ December 21, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Cora Collins Obituary

Mrs. Cora Mae Tillman Collins, 80, of Hoboken, passed away Thursday evening, December 21, 2023, at Memorial Satilla Health Center in Waycross.

Born in Waycross, GA on July 23, 1943, she lived in Brantley County most of her life.  Over the years Mrs. Collins worked in factories as well as been a sitter but had been a homemaker for the past several years.  She enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.  She was a member of Hoboken Baptist Church.

She was a daughter of the late James Miller & Mary Martha Flanders Tillman.  She was also preceded in death by a son, Joey Dasher; a daughter-in-law, Sherry Ruger; and a sister, Gail Tillman.

Survivors include her husband, John A. Collins of Hoboken; three sons, Jimmy (Alicia) Ruger of Blackshear and Johnny Collins and Jessie Collins; a daughter, Joy Ann (Elliott) Pittman of Waycross; three sisters, Brenda Sapp of Hoboken, Katie (Ricky) Cox of Waresboro, and Gloria Hughes of Warner Robins; a brother, Dorsey (Debra) Tillman of Waycross; 9 grandchildren, Rachelle (Jody) Thigpen, Barry (Shelby) Dasher, Mandy (Eddie) Beverly, Megan Ruger (Josh Nix), Jake Herrin, Allee Ruger, Austin Pittman, and Summer (Blake) Fussell; numerous great grandchildren with another little one on the way; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services for Mrs. Collins will be held Saturday afternoon, December 23, 2023, at 2:00 o’clock from the Pearson-Dial Funeral Home Chapel.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home chapel one hour prior to the service.

Interment will be in the Hoboken Cemetery.

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Pearson Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangement. 

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December 23, 2023

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Pearson-Dial Chapel
659 Main St.
Blackshear, GA 31516

Funeral Service
December 23, 2023

2:00 PM
Pearson-Dial Chapel
659 Main St.
Blackshear, GA 31516


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