The Transylvania Times -

Jerry Bedford Collins


October 7, 2019

Jerry Bedford Collins, 74, passed away Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019.

He was born Aug. 15, 1945, in Transylvania County to the late Charles Franklin Collins and Cora Lee Watson Collins. In addition to his parents, a brother, Randall Collins; and two nephews, Michael and Jonathan Atwell, predeceased him.

He was a 1963 graduate of Brevard High School and was retired from Ecusta Corp. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, fishing and camping, and watching South Carolina Gamecock football.

He was a member of Blantyre Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Monica Booth and husband, Ron, of Flat Rock, and Trish Odom and husband, Joe, of Irmo, S.C .; one sister, Marie McCombs, of Pisgah Forest; five grandchildren, Hannah and Collin Booth, and Parker, Jake and Savannah Odom; one niece, Tracy Roberson and husband, Joseph; two nephews, Randy Collins and wife, Robin, and Richie Atwell; and great-niece and nephew, Jennifer and Matthew.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at Blantyre Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Special Needs Sports, c/o Donnie Jones, 115 Acorn Dr., Hendersonville, NC 28792.

Online condolences may be left at

Moody-Connolly Funeral Home and Crematory, 181 S. Caldwell St., in Brevard, is caring for the family.


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