Dillon Herald July 1932 (date not readable on here...probably 25-27th)
Charlie Collins Died Suddenly Friday Night
Friends of Charlie Collins were grieved to learn of his death Saturday morning.
Mr Collins died at 4 o;clock Saturday morning at his home near Hamer. He was in Dillon on the day before his death greeting friends with his usual cheerful smile and the news of his death was a shock to his friends.
Returning to his home at his usual hour Friday evening, Mr Collins complained of feeling unwell, but as his health had not been so good for several years there was nothing alarming in his condition. About 12 o'clock Friday night, his condition became serious and he passed away in a few hours.
Mr Collins was a native of North Carolina, having been born near Lumberton. He was about 55 years old.
Mr Collins was twice married. His first wife was Miss Effie Rowell (daughter of David and Nancy Rowell...cgk) of near Rowland, NC. From this union the following children were born, all of whom survive: Nash W Collins, Mrs Julius Cox of near Rowland, and Mrs Smith Daniel of Hamer. His second wife was Miss Dellia Pittman of the Pleasant Hill community by whom he is also survived.
For many years, Mr Collins operated a big farm near Oakland and about two years ago he purchased a farm near Hamer where he was living at the time of his death. He was a quiet, unassuming man and had the confidence of a large circle of friends. One of his outstanding characteristics was his strong loyalty to his friends.
Mr Collins was a member of Mt Zion Baptist Church, and following the funeral service at the grave at 11 o'clock Sunday morning, interment was made at Mt Zion Cemetery.
Mr Collins was also a loyal and faithful member of the Junior Order United American Mechanics and his Junior bretheren attended his funeral in a body.
Submitted by Carolyn Klear, 2 Feb 2003.