Georgia Ann Collins  February 21 1936  November 12 2019

Georgia Ann Collins February 21 1936 November 12 2019

February 21 1936 November 12 2019
Georgia Ann Collins February 21, 1936 – November 12, 2019 Share this obituary Sign Guestbook| View Guestbook Entries| Send Sympathy Card Georgia Ann Collins, 83, of Georgetown, formerly of Woodville, passed away, Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Cornerstone Hospital of Austin/Round Rock in Round Rock, Texas. Memorial services will be 2:00 pm Saturday, November 23, 2019 at St. John’s Methodist Church Georgetown, Texas. Officiating will be Reverend Darren Walker. Church reception at 3:00. A second service is planned for Woodville. Location, date, and time to be determined. Georgia was born February 21, 1936 to William Merritt and Mabel Newman Durfey in Wellington, Texas. She was raised on a large farm and ranch near Loco, Texas. She attended school in Loco before it closed, and students were transferred to Wellington. She was active in 4-H and home economics becoming an accomplished seamstress advancing to state competition. After graduating Wellington High School, she earned her bachelor’s degree in Home Economics at North Texas State University. While on a college summer job as a Campfire Girls counselor, she attended Woodville Methodist Church where she met Jesse Collins. They married June 1, 1957. Georgia taught Home Economics at Spurger High School, and later Galena Park High School near Houston. She returned to Spurger in 1978 continuing her teaching career in Kirbyville. She then opened GC Fabrics in Woodville specializing in quilting and expanded to the JC Penney catalog store on the square. Georgia and Jesse then focused their energy on the Tyler County Heritage Village. They were instrumental in establishing the buggy barn and relocating its initial contents from the Panhandle Plains Museum in Canyon, Texas. Georgia’s creativity and passion for textile arts led them both to spinning and weaving, and participation in living history presentations at The Village. The textile arts building is dedicated in their honor. They remained active in the Methodist Church including multiple church building missions in Mexico. Georgia relocated to Pflugerville in 2015, and then Georgetown to be close to family and care for her husband Jesse. Georgia’s kind, gentle, generous spirit touched everyone she met. Her faith, strength, and dignity shown throughout her life. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mabel Durfey. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Jesse C. Collins of Georgetown, formerly Woodville; son Tom Collins and his wife Barbara of Dickinson; daughters Kami Collins Greif and her husband Jeff of Georgetown, Xan Collins Benton and her husband Keith of Austin, and Samantha Elizabeth Collins of College Station; brother Bill Durfey and his wife Sharon of Houston; sister Betty Durfey Eller and her husband Marvin of Kansas; grandchildren Eric Greif and his fiancé Justina Yen, Drew Greif and his wife Rebecca French, Helen Benton and her husband David Hook, Olivia Benton, Marit Yosko Zoch and her husband Cameron Zoch, and Braden Yosko. Cremation services are under the direction of Stringer and Griffin Funeral Home in Woodville. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Tyler County Heritage Village, the Alzheimer’s Foundation, the American Cancer Society, or charitable organization of your choice. Print Obituary Sign Guestbook Name: Location: Video: Image: Light A Candle Candle 1 Candle 2 Candle 3 Candle 4 Email: Please keep my message private Personal Message: Personal Message (required) Confirm: Submit Guestbook entry

Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Georgia Ann Collins February 21 1936 November 12 2019.

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death notice Georgia Ann Collins February 21 1936 November 12 2019

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