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July 14, 2014

Catherine "Peggy" Lillian Fuller Powell Collins

TIFTON — Catherine "Peggy" Lillian Fuller Powell Collins, 82, of Tifton died peacefully July 12, 2014 at Tift Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. A native of Baltimore, Md., she had lived in Tifton for the last 25 years. Her mother, Catherine Lillian Fuller, died when Catherine was 19 days old and she was also the daughter of the late George Fuller and her stepmother, Frances Fuller.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Collins; a son, David Wayne Powell; a brother, Edward Fuller; and one grandchild, Kimberly Powell.

She was a loving mother and grandmother that enjoyed life to the fullest despite many handicaps. She enjoyed cooking, cleaning, dancing, laughing and singing and kept everyone smiling in her presence.  She was employed by Carlisle Glass Company in Baltimore for more than 25 years. She then worked at Fitzgerald Underwear after moving to Georgia.

She was a member of Ty Ty United Methodist Church. She loved John Wayne and enjoyed listening to the old country songs of Jim Reeves, Ray Price, Johnny Cash and similar artists. She loved watching the Atlanta Braves and old western movies. Her dog Cody and kitty Lacey were her constant companions.

She is survived by her children, Edward (Ed) Powell (Cathy) of Westminster, Md.; Alvin Powell (Delois Oates) of Ty Ty; Catherine Tripp (Mike Hall) of Tifton; Christine Kelley (Dr. William Terry Kelley) of Waynesville, N.C.; Diane Singletary (William) of Poulan; Joseph Powell (Cindy) of Glen Burnie, Md.; and Darlene Reeves of Tifton; her grandchildren, Mike Powell of Hampstead, Md.; David and Adam Powell of Westminster Md.; Robert Powell of Hancock, Md.; Peggy Hensley of Hanover, Pa.; Jason Dayhoff of Gettysburg, Pa.; Richard Long of Tifton; Christopher and Shane Singletary of Poulan; Heather, Mary and Joseph Powell of Glen Burnie, Md.; Jason Trice of Hurlock, Md.; Ty and Amber Cummings and Brianna Reeves of Tifton: a step-grandson, Michael Purvis of Leesburg; 17 great-grandchildren; and five great-great- grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Laverne (Jim) Hagin of Traveras, Fla.; and three brothers, George (Irene) Fuller of Pasadena, Md.; Glenn (Darlene) Fuller of Glen Burnie, Md.; and Gary (Luann) Fuller of Cambridge, Md.; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on the family at 804 Scott Circle in Glen Burnie, Md. Visitation will be held from 7 until 9 p.m. today at Stallings Funeral Home in Pasadena, Md. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Gail Button officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Brooklyn, Md.

Pallbearers will be Michael Powell, David Powell, Adam Powell, Robert Powell, Richard Long, Christopher Singletary, Shane Singletary and Joseph Powell. Honorary pallbearers will be Jason Trice and Ty Cummings. Flowers are welcome or donations can be made to the Ronald McDonald House, Gideons International (P.O. Box 634, Waynesville, NC 28786) or the Humane Society.

Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals of Tifton and Stallings Funeral Home in Pasadena, MD are in charge of arrangements.

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