US Air Force

Comer Ellison Collins

November 28, 1937 ~ September 2, 2021 (age 83)


Comer Ellison Collins, 83, of Winnsboro passed away on Thursday, September 2, 2021.  Born in Winnsboro, he was the son of the late Comer Estell and Eva Mae Mincey Collins. A thirty-five-year veteran of the South Carolina Air National Guard, he deployed overseas to numerous countries including a notable nine-month deployment to Spain during the 1961-1962 Berlin Crisis. He retired as a Senior Master Sergeant in 1992.

He is survived by two sons, Raymond Ellison Collins (Indira) and David Todd Collins (Lorie); daughter, Marcy Collins Eviston; sister, Helen Collins; six grandchildren, Christopher R. H Collins, Breanna L. Moore, Stephen F. Eviston, Dustin Carl Collins, Katherine L. Collins, and Jacquelyn A. Collins; and five great grandchildren, Brandon, Avarie, Gabby, Annie, and Braxton. 

In addition to his parents and loving wife, Bernice Reasor Collins, Comer is predeceased by two brothers, Carroll Lynwood Collins and Donald Lee Collins and a grandson, Brandon Lyle Moore. 

The family will receive friends from 6-8 o’clock PM Friday, September 3, 2021, at Pope Funeral Home.  Funeral service with full military honors will be held at 1 o’clock PM Saturday, September 4, 2021, at Winnsboro First Church of the Nazarene conducted by Reverend Harry Varn.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Comer’s memory to Winnsboro First Church of the Nazarene, 650 Ninth Street, Winnsboro, SC 29180 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17 Chicago, IL 60601.

The family members also express their profound gratitude to Prisma Health Hospice, specifically Julie, Erin, Eva and Chaplain Charles; to Deborah Jefferson and her team from FirstLight Home Care of Upstate SC; and to Corrie Ravenell, for the loving care they all provided for Mr. Collins.

Pope Funeral Home is assisting the Collins family. 

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September 3, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Pope Funeral Home
521 S. Congress Street
Winnsboro, SC 29180

Funeral Service
September 4, 2021

1:00 PM
First Church of the Nazarene
650 Ninth Street
Winnsboro, SC 29180


First Church of the Nazarene
650 Ninth Street, Winnsboro SC 29180

Alzheimer's Association of South Carolina
4124 Clemson BLVD, Suite L, Anderson SC 29621

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