Rev Willis K Collier
and Mary Ellen Adams

Rev Willis Kirk Collier b 23 Jul 1859 d 8 May 1943 buried Goose Creek, Letcher Co KY, s/o William D Collier and Rebecca Meade. Rev Willis Kirk Collier m. (1) to Mary Ellen Adams b 11 Aug 1854 Letcher Co KY d Apr 1889 buried Webb Cemetery Mayking, Letcher Co KY; d/o William Green Adams and Mary Polly Webb. Rev Willis Kirk Collier m. (2) to Elizabeth "Lizzie" Vanover b 9 Aug 1873 d 25 May 1960, buried Goose Creek, Letcher Co KY. Children of Rev Willis Kirk Collier and Mary Ellen Adams;

1. Sadie Collier b 10 Aug 1885 in Baker, Letcher Co KY d 3 Feb 1915 Letcher Co KY at age 30; m. 1903 to Otho Bentley b 23 Nov 1884 Jenkins, Letcher Co KY d 25 Oct 1965 Letcher Co KY; s/o John Martin Bentley and Malinda Addington. Otho Bentley m. (2) to Nancy Alice Hall b 5 Mar 1899 d 1975 Letcher Co KY, d/o Joseph Leonard Hall and Lettie Craft.

2. Wibbie "Wib" Collier b 4 May 1886 m. Belle Potter b 11 Jan 1890 d 1 May 1957 Letcher Co KY, d/o James Potter and Louise Hall. Belle Potter m. 2nd to Hobart Sparks.

3. James Harrison Collier b 23 Sept 1888 Letcher Co KY d Thornton, Letcher Co KY.


Rev Willis K Collier and
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Vanover

Elizabeth Lizzie Vanover and Willis K Collier
Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Vanover) Collier and Reverend Willis K Collier
Howard Collier
Howard M Collier s/o Rev Willis K Collier and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Vanover
Ruby Counts Collier
Ruby Counts Collier wife of Howard M. Collier (s/o Rev Willis K Collier and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Vanover)
Rev Willis Kirk Collier b 23 Jul 1859 d 8 May 1943 buried Goose Creek, Letcher Co KY, s/o William D Collier and Rebecca Meade. Rev Willis Kirk Collier m. (2) to Elizabeth "Lizzie" Vanover b May 1875 d 1960 Seco, Letcher Co KY, d/o William Vanover and Elizabeth Vanover. Children of Willis Kirk Collier and 2nd Elizabeth "Lizzie" Vanover;

1. Delphia Jane Collier b 4 Mar 1891 at Coburn VA d young in Coburn VA.

2. Nettie Collier b 5/10 Jun 1892 Letcher Co KY d Seco, Letcher Co KY; m. 5 Apr 1907 to Dr Daniel "D V" Bentley; s/o John Quiller Bentley and Ellender Bates

3. Mazie Frances Collier b 2 Jul 1894 m. Levi Frank Potter, b 4 Dec 1872 d 15 Aug 1950 s/o Isaac Potter and Emeline Bentley. Levi Frank Potter m. Hannah Hall b 1879, d/o Solomon Hall and Lucy Johnson. Levi Frank Potter m. Nancy Jane Bentley b 1876 d before 1923, d/o Thomas Bentley and Liza Jane Wright.

4. Milton M Collier b 18 Jul 1896 Letcher Co KY d Cleveland, Ohio m. Sarah Ethel Miles b 1900 d 1936, d/o Levi Miles and Louella Hubbard. Children;

I. Vera Mae Collier

II. Charles Everett Collier

III. Charlene Louise Collier

Sarah Ethel Miles b 1900 d 1936, d/o Levi Miles and Louella Hubbard m. 2nd to Clyde Fraley. Child;

I. Harold Wade Fraley

5. Florence Collier b 22 Jul 1898 Letcher Co KY d 10 Mar 1922; buried Goose Creek, Letcher Co KY buried Goose Creek, Letcher Co KY m. 21 Feb 1916 Letcher Co KY to John Henry Hall b 6 Dec 1896 d 17 Mar 1924 buried Hall Cemetery, Fleming, Letcher Co KY, s/o James Richard "Jim" Hall and Nancy Elizabeth Anderson. Children of Florence Collier and John Henry Hall;

I. Henry Ford Hall

II. Rhoda Mae Hall

6. Ireland Drew Collier b 13/18 Dec 1900 Letcher Co KY d 13 Jan 1962 Fresno, Columbus, Ohio, m. 5 Aug 1919 to Icie Annie Miles b 25 Sept 1903 KY d 14 Aug 1973 KY, d/o Levi Miles and Louella Hubbard. Children of Ireland Drew Collier and Icie Annie Miles;

I. Willie Maywood Collier b 7 Jul 1920 d 28 Jan 2003 m. Clarence Omer Polly b about 1917 Lawrence Co KY d about 1962 Columbus OH, s/o Edward Ned Polly and Mary Elizabeth Kelly. Children of Willie Maywood Collier and Clarence Omer Polly;

i. Ramona Lee Polly

ii. Clarence Omer "Buddy" Polly

iii. Carol Polly b 8 Dec 1939 Columbus OH d 3 Mar 1940 Columbus OH

Willie Maywood Collier m. 12 Aug 1946 to 2nd Forrest Otis "Bill" Graybeal s/o Francis Dudley Graybeal and Viola Barnett. Child of Willie Maywood Collier and Forrest Otis "Bill" Graybeal;

i. Billie Sue Graybeal b 21 Nov 1948 - Thanks to Billie Sue Graybeal for submitting this information.

Willie Maywood Collier m. Male Morris.

II. Luther Collier

7. Carrie Ann Collier b 3 Feb 1903 Letcher Co KY d 14 Feb 1920 Goose Creek, Letcher Co KY age 17 years.

8. Ira F Collier b 14 Jul 1905 Letcher Co KY d in Florida, m. Della Unknown.

9. Howard M Collier b 23 Sept 1909 Greenup Co KY d 8 May 1971 Coeburn, VA; member of UMWA; m. 18 Aug 1934 VA to Ruby Counts b 10 Dec 1911 d 13 Sept 2005, d/o Elbert Counts and Sarah Unknown.  Ruby Counts Collier was a teacher in Letcher Co KY and a dear friend of our brother, Joel Martin "Marty" Potter. Up until Ruby's death in Sept 2005, they corresponded. I have added some of the genealogical information that Ruby sent to Joel Martin "Marty" Potter before his passing on 10 Aug 2006. Howard and Ruby had a very full life and made many trips and journeys during their marriage which they photographed. Ruby donated photos of their excursions to the Letcher County Genealogical Society and can be found in their Photographic Volumes I thru VI which are available from the Letcher County Genealogy Website.

10. Willie D Collier b 2 Apr Letcher Co KY m. Altie Hart.


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