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Blanche Susie Collins

Blanche Susie Collins, resident of Henryetta, died Tuesday morning, December 18, 2007 at Fountain View Nursing Home. She was 88 years of age. Mrs. Collins was born in Morganton, Arkansas to Cecil and Bertha (Parish) Lesley in 1919. She was a beauty operator for many years and a member of Trinity Baptist Church of Morris. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and a sister. Survivors include her son David Martin and wife Julie of Henryetta, a grandson, Mike Martin and wife Catherine of Beggs, two great grandchildren, Lane and Blake, a brother, Joe Lesley of Okmulgee, three sisters, Ruth Thomas of Midland, Texas, Maggie Greer of Woodland, California and Pauline Tucker of Hartwell, Georgia and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 10:00 A.M. Friday, December 21, 2007 at the Trinity Baptist Church with Reverend Walter Carter Tucker officiating. Interment will follow in the Okmulgee Cemetery. Casketbearers will be nephews and her grandson. Friends may visit the funeral home from 9-6 P.M. Thursday. The casket will remain closed. Arrangements are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee. Online condolences may be sent at