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Mary Collins

Mary Hughes Lanford Collins, 103, of 120 Woodlawn Drive, died Friday, March 1, 2019, at her home.Born in Woodruff, she was the daughter of the late Lewis Grover and Ada Hughes Lanford, attended Woodruff High School, graduated from Limestone College in 1937, and served as the secretary to the president of Limestone College. She was the widow of Gordon Byron Collins. She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Laurens, a member of the Laurens Green Thumb Garden Club, and was the owner/operator of Woods Edge Gift Shop for over fifty years. Surviving are a son and two daughters, Steven Gordon Collins and his wife, Eleanor of Six Mile, Carolyn Treiber and her husband Walter of Chicago, Illinois, and Peggy Prescott and her husband Ed of Laurens; nine grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.A private graveside service will held Sunday, March 3, 2019, in the Laurens City Cemetery conducted by Rev. Rickey Letson.The family will be at the residence.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Laurens First Baptist Church, 300 West Main Street, Laurens, S.C. 29360; Limestone College, 1115 College Drive, Gaffney, S.C. 29340-3799; or to Hospice of Laurens County, P.O. Box 178, Clinton, S.C. 29325. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Mary Collins please visit our Sympathy Store.

Cemetery Details

Laurens City Cemetery
404 North Harper Street
Laurens, SC, 29360


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Guestbook

PEGGY,CAROLYN AND STEVE, SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR MOM. SHE WAS A SPECIAL LADY ! OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU !

BILL BALDWIN May 15 2019 12:00 AM

I remember going into Woods Edge with my mom who thought the world of Mary. Such a sweet lady. Prayers for your family.

Kay McCauley Lumpkin Mar 17 2019 12:00 AM

Steve, Carolyn, and Peggy, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Much love and hugs to you and your families. Nancy (Templeton) Stroble

Nancy Stroble Mar 11 2019 12:00 AM

I will always remember your mother for her gentle ways and for her kindness and friendliness to me. Fondly, Nancy Jo Bishop White

nancy Mar 9 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Collins

Donna Whitlock Mar 8 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Collins

Cynthia Stoddard Mar 7 2019 12:00 AM

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