September 26, 2012
DOBSON — Mrs. Jane Wolfe Collins, 74, of Dobson, Entered into the arms of her heavenly father on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at Forsyth Medical Center surrounded by her family. Mrs. Collins was born in Surry County on April 8, 1938, to the late Dillard Gilbert and Lema Holyfield Wolfe. She was a dedicated member of Level Cross United Methodist Church for all of her life. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a strong community leader. Mrs. Collins was a member of the Copeland Extension Club for 50 years and a teacher’s assistant at Copeland Elementary School for more that 21 years, where she had a great impact on her students. Jane was a loving, nurturing mother, who mothered countless children other than her own. She had more than enough love for everyone. She was a creative woman who loved working with her hands on everything from sewing and mending clothes, to arts and crafts for the church. Her handiwork was just another expression of her love. One of the proudest moments of her life was appearing on television commercials after becoming the recipient of a new Toyota Corolla in 2006 for being the 6 millionth customer. Her life revolved around her service for her Lord, her family and her community. She leaves to cherish her memory her three devoted children, Pam Tilley of Shoals, Michael and wife Amy Collins of Dobson, Steven Collins of the home and Adrian Snow, whom she loved as her own; four beloved grandchildren, Anya and husband Chuck Martin of Ararat, Ty and wife Lauren Tilley of Ararat, Austin Bodenhamer and Chandler Bodenhamer, both of Dobson; five great-grandchildren, Maddox, Emery, Finn, Gib and Declan; one sister, Sue Wall of Siloam; and two sisters-in-law, Pat and husband Dan Stevenson of King and Decie Bowman of Dobson. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Collins was preceded in death by her husbands, Jack Bowman and Jimmy Collins; and a sister, Maurine McCall. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at Level Cross United Methodist Church by the Rev. Erin Michelle Weaver and the Rev. Hal Finney with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m., where her body will remain to lie in state 30 minutes prior to the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Level Cross United Methodist cemetery fund, c/o Elizabeth Calhoun, 133 Paul Stanley Road, Ararat, NC 27007. Moody-Davis Funeral Home is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at wwwmoodyfuneralservices.com.