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     Elder Bobby Collins, age 69 of Killen, Alabama departed to be with Christ on Wednesday October 14, 2015 following a lengthy illness.
     Bro. Bobby was ordained to the full work of the gospel ministry in 1972 and served as pastor of the following Primitive Baptist Churches: Elgin Crossroads, Elgin, Alabama, Sweetgum Flat, Lexington, Alabama, Hurricane Springs, Anderson, Alabama, Hackleburg, Hackleburg, Alabama, Desert Hope, Bloomfield, New Mexico, Sulphur Springs, Caledonia, Mississippi, and Saint Andrews, Panama City, Florida.
     While serving the Lord's churches, Bro. Bobby had a great zeal to spread the good news of the gospel of God's sovereign grace to as many people as possible.  He had a unique gift for biblical evangelism and was blessed to share the truth that he so dearly loved with many who were unfamiliar with the Primitive Baptist faith.
     Bro. Bobby was a great encourager to young preachers.  The four men called upon to conduct his funeral service, Elders Danny Holden, Ben Winslett, Josh Winslett, and Tim Cunningham were all deeply influenced by Bro. Bobby's ministry in the early stages of their ministries.
     He is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Shirley V. (Holden) Collins, three daughters, Regina Foster and her husband Eric, Jennifer Burt and her husband Richard, and Amy Francisco and her husband Randy, one sister, Mary Collins.  Seven grandchildren also survive, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and church family.
     May our gracious Lord be pleased to bless his memory, and grant that abundant spiritual fruit will continue to be borne by his influence for many years to come, to the glory and honor of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.