Elsie Lou Estep Collins (2018-12-06 14:35:28)

Elsie Lou Estep Collins, age 101 of 79 Carson Blvd., Sparta, NC passed away Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Alleghany Memorial Hospital in Sparta.

She was born July 31, 1917 in Alleghany County in the Stratford Community to the late Cery and Lillie Brooks Estep. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Charlie L. Collins; her beloved son at the age of 18, Wallace Collins; several brothers and sisters including Woodrow Estep, James Estep, Viola Church, Velma Vaughn and Thelma Dills. She is survived by her three loving daughters, Dorothy Wyatt, Virginia Absher, Linda Joines and husband Jack all of Sparta; nine grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; fifteen great-great-grandchildren; one great-great-great-grandchild; one sister, Agnes Joines of Sparta; one brother, John Alvin Estep and wife Jo of Carmel, CA; one sister-in-law, Maxine Estep of Kernersville; special friend, Diana Brown; several nieces and nephews also survive.

The family requests the honor of your presence at the funeral service to honor the life of Elsie at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Antioch Primitive Baptist Church with Elder James Wyatt and Elder James McNeil officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the church and other times at the residence.

Flowers are appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to Antioch Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Tom Atwood, 1952 US Hwy 221, Sparta, NC 29675. The family would like to extend special thanks to the doctors and staff at Alleghany Memorial Hospital, Medi-Home Health and Hospice, Living Waters Home Care, and all the compassionate CNA’s. Grandview Memorial Funeral Home is proudly serving the Collins family and if you wish, online condolences may be submitted to the family at

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