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Margaret McGhee Collins
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Obituary for Margaret McGhee Collins

Margaret McGhee Collins, 88, of Marshall, peacefully passed away at her home on Monday, May 15, 2017.
Margaret was born on March 2, 1929 to her late parents, Columbus and Altha Penley McGhee. She was a homemaker and attended Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Helen Hensley, Edith Barrett and Mildred Snelson; and brothers: Vernon, Arthur, Frank and Joe McGhee.
She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Troy Collins; children, Margaret Ponder (Wallace), Nancy Young (John) and Troy Collins, Jr.; five grandchildren: Ina Ponder, Matthew Ponder (Nadia), Jeremy Young (Nichole), Brittany Verzwyvelt (David) and Lucas Collins; four great grandchildren: Carter and Hilton Young, Vallory Ponder and Nicholas Verzwyvelt; siblings, Faye Davis, Robert McGhee (Jean) and Altha Langford (Don); and several nieces and nephews.
A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Mt. Zion Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 17, at Madison Funeral Services.
Condolences can be made to the family online at

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Madison Funeral Services

1750 Hwy 213
Marshall, NC 28753

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11:00 AM
Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery

86 Mt. Zion Church Rd.
Marshall, NC 28753


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