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Woodrow Harriman 'Woody' Collins

August 4, 1947 February 3, 2012
Woodrow Harriman 'Woody' Collins
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Obituary for Woodrow Harriman 'Woody' Collins

Woodrow Harriman 'Woody' Collins, 64, of Roper died Friday, February 3, 2012, at Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City. Born August 4, 1947 in Durham he was the son of the late Woodrow Raymond Collins and Mildred Williams Collins. Woody was a retired production manager with Weyerhaeuser Corporation, a U.S. Vietnam Army Veteran and a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church where he served on the administrative board. Woody had a passion for Washington County and the surrounding area. He was presently serving as a Washington County Commissioner and Board Member for the Washington County Chamber of Commerce. He has served on numerous committees to include N.C. Marine Fisheries Northeast Regional Advisory Committee, N.C. State Park Scholarship Committee, Southern Albemarle Commission, American Legion, Washington County Smart Start Board, Tyrrell-Washington Partnership for Children Board, Washington County Cooperative Extension and North Carolina Sea Grant Committee. Woody graduated from NC State with a degree in Pulp and Paper Engineering. He loved duck hunting and fishing, was a history buff, NASCAR race fan and a master of letter writing. He was known as a 'silver tongue' because of his excellent ability of composition. His family includes his wife of thirty-four years, Ann Tarkenton Collins of Roper, N.C.and daughters, Alisyn Collins and Paige Collins of Raleigh, N.C. of whom he loved dearly. A memorial service will be held Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Roper. Family will receive friends following the service at the Mackey's United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall and other times at the residence. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Washington County Library or the Methodist Home For Children. Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home, Plymouth.

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