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“Prayers and Blessings to Wanda and family. You were a special couple when I taught in Iaeger. If you were going to talk sports with him,you better be...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Ray and Karen Perdue Powell - WV

“Beth I am so sorry for you loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Anna Reeves - Gastonia, NC

“Wanda, I grieve with you. Always saw him walking his dog when I would visit my daughter in Bluefield. He also taught me so much masonic work. A...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Johnny Tolliver - Richfield, NC

“Wanda we are so sorry to hear the sad news about Buddy. He was a sweet guy and always had a smile on his face. Our love and prayers are with you...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“My thoughts and prayers are with Wanda and Beth. Buddy was a very good friend of my father and he was my driver's ed teacher. I have many fond...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Kimberly Peters - WINTERVILLE, NC

“My deepest sympathy to the Collins' family. Buddy was one of the nicest people around. We always enjoyed his visits to the radio station. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: W. Dale Ellis - Asheville, NC

“Thoughts and prayers for all of Buddy's family. He was one of the good guys. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Randy Flinchum - Abingdon, VA

“Wanda ,Thinking of you and your family today.Sorry for your loss. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: David and Cora Joines - Sparta, NC

“So sorry to hear about Mr. Collins. He was my driver's ED teacher at Iaeger. I had the pleasure of taking care of him a few weeks ago. So many...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: A friend


Ottie was born on May 8, 1946 and passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

Ottie was a resident of Bluefield, West Virginia at the time of passing.

Buddy was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School, received his Bachelor's from Concord College and a Master's Degree from Marshall University.

He was a member of the McDowell Masonic Lodge 112, where he was currently serving as the Worship Master, and was a member of the Beni Kedem Shrine Temple. Graveside services will be held 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Grandview Memory Gardens on the Bluefield-Tazewell Road with Pastors Randall Dority and Arble Morgan officiating, Masonic rites will be conducted by the McDowell Masonic Lodge 112 at the gravesite.

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