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Carol Collins
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ELGIN - A graveside memorial service to celebrate the life of Carol Smith Collins, 71, of Elgin, SC, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, February 12, 2018 at Hillcrest Baptist Church Cemetery in Elgin. Rev. Ken Jackson will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m., Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel.

Carol died Monday, February 5, 2018. She was born in Winnsboro, SC, the daughter of the late John Calvin Smith and Emmie Worley Smith.

Carol is survived by her sons, Jeff Collins of Elgin and Justin Collins (Amy) of San Tan Valley, AZ; grandchildren, Andrew Collins (Brianna), Nichole, Ryan and Jacob Collins; sisters, Paula Higgins (Ben) of Elgin and Wanda Boulware of Columbia; and her brother, Dale Smith (Patricia) of Blythewood.

Carol is predeceased by her parents; husband, Ben T. Collins; brother, Milton Smith; sister, Myrna Simmons; and her biological mother, Melvina Peak Rice.

Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.

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