Marlene Frances Collins


Marlene Frances Collins, age 73 of Dayton Mountain died Monday July 11, 2016 at her home. She was born July 26, 1942 in Middletown, NY to the late Francis and Antoinette (Lupo) Frost.

She was a member of the Cedar Ridge Seventh Day Adventist Church in Georgetown, TN. She retired as a registered nurse after a career of 38+ years serving others at New England Memorial Hospital in Stoneham, MA, as well as St. Joseph’s Hospital in Asheville, NC. Marlene also served as the president of the New England IV Therapy Association for a number of years.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Ned Collins, her sons Jeff Collins of Dayton, Shawn (Beverly) Collins of Mills River, NC, and David (Sharon) Collins of Cleveland, TN. She is also survived by her grand-children Ryan, Alex, Kathryn, Noah, and Kendall in addition to her sister, Elaine Velez of Arden, NC, and her brothers Robert (Katy) Frost of Greeneville, TN, and Francis (Wanda) Frost of Cleveland, GA.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 AM in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Robert Deforest officiating. She will be laid to rest in Rhea Memory Gardens.

Please share your memories of Marlene on her on-line guest register at

The family is being cared for by the Vanderwall Funeral Home in Dayton where they will receive friends before the funeral.

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Dean is a Contributing Editor with Rhea Review. Dean has developed an interest in local history and has published a historical website relating to our history.


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