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Brenda Sue (Gross) Collins

November 22, 1952 ~ April 22, 2019 (age 66)

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Brenda Sue Collins, age 66 of Bean Station, passed away Monday, April 22, 2019, at her home.  She was a member of Freedom’s Chapel Church, and an avid fan of University of Kentucky Wildcats basketball. 


She is preceded in death by her parents Reed and Elsie Gross; her husband John B. Collins; three siblings Lonnie Joe, Shirley, and Troy Edward Gross, and brother-in-law Paul Gross.  She is survived by her children Teresa (Michael) Johnson, Melissa (Brad) French, Jerry Doug Collins, and Tracy (Stanley) Dalton; grandchildren Amanda, Stephanie, and Todd Johnson, Breanna Long, Andrea (Brad) Spoone, JJ (Heather) Collins, and Adam Dalton; great-grandchildren MaKenna and Kamryn Spoone; siblings Eugene (Lola) Gross, Harold (Dee) Gross, Hubert Gross, Margie (Estel) Gross, Joyce Gross, and Lela (Dan) Brown; as well as other beloved family members, friends, and dear church members, and her beloved pet, Daisy.


The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at Smith-Reagan Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at Freedom’s Chapel Church, with Revs. Rick Dalton, Leonard Dalton, and Lonnie Dalton officiating.  Interment will follow at Freedom’s Chapel Church Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to the Sheltie Rescue of East TN, c/o Larry Jenkins, PO Box 2354, Greeneville, TN  37744.


The family wishes to give special thanks to all the caregivers of UT Hospice.


Services entrusted to Smith-Reagan Funeral Home of Rutledge,

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April 23, 2019

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Smith-Reagan Funeral Home
326 Water St
Rutledge, TN 37861

Funeral Service
April 24, 2019

11:00 AM
Freedom's Chapel Church
1721 Helton Rd
Bean Station, TN 37708

Interment following funeral service
April 24, 2019

Freedom's Chapel Church Cemetery
1721 Helton Rd
Bean Station, TN 37708

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