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Talferd Myers Collins

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Born in Austin, Texas on Mar. 7, 1942
Departed on Dec. 18, 2010 and resided in Austin, TX.
Visitation: Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Service: Monday, Dec. 27, 2010
11:00 am
Cemetery: Assumption Cemetery
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Talferd Myers Collins

Talferd Myers Collins, 68, of Austin Texas, peacefully passed away on December 18, 2010 surrounded by his family. He was born March 7, 1942 in Austin Texas to the late Talferd Gabriel Collins and Ella Lee Myers Collins.

Talferd attended Pilot Knob Elementary School, Holy Family Catholic School, St. Edwards Jr. High School, L. C. Anderson High School and Prairie View A&M University. He playedthe drums in the Anderson High School Marching Band as well as in the Prairie View Marching Band. He was also a member of the ROTC while at Prairie View.

He was employed at Texas Ready Mix, and was a Constable for the Travis County Sherriff Department, and a proud member of the Buffalo Soldiers.

Talferd is preceded in death by his father, Talferd Gabriel Collins, and one son Kyle Edward Collins. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife Mattie; five children: Kevin Eugene Collins, Kimberly Elaine Collins Pierce, Kathleen Elise Collins Washington (Lee), Kristina Eileen Collins Frazier (J Michael), and Katrina Collins July; four stepchildren: Marvin July, Wesley July, Rae Jean July Webb (Kevin), and Pamela Loraine July Zinnerman (Vernon); two brothers in-law, Wayne Watson and Charlie Watson; his mother Ella Lee Myers Collins; siblings: Silas Collins of Hockley, Texas; Alice Lawson of Washington, DC; Earnest Boyd Collins and wife, Floretta, of Houston, Texas; Elizabeth Greason and husband Will of Houston, Texas; Phyllis Jefferson and husband Antoine of Denver, Colorado; Ronald Collins and wife Carolyn of Austin, Texas; Edwin Collins of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Jeanie Carr and husband Robert of Washington, DC; Cecilia James and husband Bill of Pembrook Pines, Florida; Lambert Collins and wife Lorrie of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, great grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends.

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