Donnie Katherine Martin Collins

Published 12:49 am Saturday, January 28, 2012

QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. — Donnie Katherine Martin Collins died Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at her home in Queen Creek, Ariz. She was 73.

A Utica native, Mrs. Collins was the daughter of Ernest Noel and Allie Mae Curtis Martin. She was a graduate of Utica High School and a member of the Utica Christian Church. She was a flight attendant for Southern Airlines until 1959, worked with the National MIA/POW Families and was a real estate broker, owning and operating Donnie Collins Properties.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Collins was preceded in death by a son, Dr. Edward Noel Collins; and one sister, Elsie Martin Carraway.

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She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Thomas Edward Collins III; a son, Martin Travis Collins; two sisters, Eva Martin Brown of Ridgeland and Eleanor Martin Mathes of Utica; two brothers, Ethel H. Martin of Utica and Larry Allen Martin of Terry; and four granddaughters.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Feb. 4 at Utica Christian Church with the Rev. Brad Hartzog officiating. Private burial will be held at a later time at Lebanon Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church Feb. 4 from noon until the service.

Memorials may be made to the Lebanon Cemetery or Utica Christian Church.