The funeral serivce will be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc., 607 Kaigler Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia. Interment will follow in Champ Waters Cemetery, Twin Church Road, Montezuma, Georgia
Mr. Al Collier was born October 24, 1935 to the late Dallas Clayton and Rosie Mae Young in Fort Valley, Peach County, Georgia. He was reared by his grandmother, the late Hattie Collier. He was preceded in death by one brother, Ernest Collier. He acquired his education in Macon County Public School System. After moving to New York City, he acquired his high school education. He moved back to Georgia and received his auto mechanic certification from Ford Motors Division School of Training of Atlanta, Georgia. After completion of his training he was employed by Montezuma Ford Company of Montezuma, Georgia. And after twenty-five years of dedicated services, he retired as head mechanic.
He was married to the former Katie Mae Walker, and to this union they were blessed with six children. He was preceded in death by two children, Al Collier, Jr. and Rosa Ann Collier.
Survivors are a beloved and dedicated wife of fifty-six years, Katie Mae Walker Collier, Montezuma, Georgia; six children, Betty Collier Smith (her friend, Alfred Fuller), Marshallville, Georgia, Rickey Collier, Judy Joiner, and Maxine Collier Harris (Elton), all of Montezuma, Georgia; adopted daughter, Gloria Story (Richard), Montezuma, Georgia; seven siblings, Rosetta Clayton, Elizabeth Clayton, Lawrence Clayton, and Ernestine Clayton, all of Atlanta, Georgia, Arthur Clayton (Patricia), Riverdale, Georgia, Patricia Wallace (Larry), Oglethorpe, Georgia and Elijah Clayton, Montezuma, Georgia; twenty-two grandchildren, forty-two great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Minnie Sneed, Marshallville, Georgia, Johnny Walker (Mattie), Fort Valley, Georgia, Jeanette Walker, Warner Robins, Georgia and Mary Paster, Marshallville, Georgia; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
- Rabbit (Saturday, September 21 13 01:12 pm EDT)
Look to the hill for which comes your help trust in the lord he will give you strength. from Susie Bulter and Rabbit
- Dorothy (Saturday, September 21 13 01:03 pm EDT)
praying god gives you strength and comfort during this time of bereavement the Oliver family DOROTHY and David
- SARA CLEMONS (Thursday, September 19 13 04:07 pm EDT)
DEATH HAS TAKEN MANY OF OUR LOVED ONES LEAVING US WITH SADNESS,GRIEF AND PAIN.JESUS LEFT US WITH A PROMISE OF A KINGDOM.[MATTHEW 6:9,10]THERE WILL BE NO MORE SICKNESS,PAIN OR DEATH.[REVELATION 21:3,4];[1 CORINTHIANS 15:20-22 ASSURES US OF THIS PROMISE.
I PRAY THE LOVE OF GOD ENFOLDS YOU DURING YOUR DIFFICULT TIMES AND HE HELPS YOU HEAL WITH THE PASSAGE OF TIME.
- Bobbie Little (Thursday, September 19 13 01:17 pm EDT)
To the Collier family you all will continue to be in our prayers. May God continue to bless you. Ms. Katie we love you and will always love you. Your Flint River Family
- Shirley Kendrick (Thursday, September 19 13 10:30 am EDT)
To the Collier Family, you all have my deepest sympathy will keep you all in my Prayers & may the good Lord be with you all.
- Elijah Clayton (Wednesday, September 18 13 10:41 pm EDT)
My prayers and condolences goes out to my family, we loved our brother but God loved him best. Elijah Clayton and family.