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Robert Collier
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Robert Collier b 15 May 1855 d 16 May 1938 Neon, Letcher Co KY age 81 years and 1 day; buried Huston Cemetery, Goose Creek, Letcher Co KY, s/o William D Collier and Rebecca Meade. Robert Collier m. 30 Apr 1878 to Martha Yonts b Jan 1862 d 8 Aug 1928 Arkansas, buried Leslie Arkansas, d/o Soloman Yonts and Frances "Frankie" Whitaker.  Children of Robert Collier and Martha Yonts;

 Henderson Nickel Collier b 8 Aug 1880 Letcher Co KY, d 8 Jul 1940 King's Daughters Hospital, Ashland, Boyd Co KY; buried Moses Bentley Cemetery, Load, Greenup Co KY; m. Ella Alaphair Bentley b 7 Feb 1886 d 7 Feb 1952 KY buried Moses Bentley Cemetery, Load, Greenup Co KY; d/o Moses Bentley and Margaret White.

 Soloman "Sod" Collier b Feb 1883 m. Ida Tolliver.

 Willis "Willie" K Collier b Feb 1885.

 Sarah F Collier b 6 Aug 1886, Neon, Letcher Co KY d 21 Jul 1967 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY m. 1902 Neon, Letcher Co KY to John Quiller Yonts b 26 Apr 1881 Neon, Letcher Co KY d 20 Jan 1950 Neon, Letcher Co KY buried Yonts Cemetery, Little Creek, Neon, Letcher Co KY s/o Solomon "Solly" Yonts and Virginia Jane "Jennie" Quillen.

 Amanda Elizabeth Mandy Collier b 8 Sept 1888 Baker, Letcher Co KY d 20 Jun 1953 Fleming Hospital, Fleming-Neon, Letcher Co KY, buried Collier Wright Cemetery, Neon, Letcher Co KY m. 14 Nov 1904 Letcher Co KY to Holly Powers Nichols Yonts b 15 Aug 1878 Baker, Letcher Co KY d 21 Dec 1948 Johnson City, TN buried 26 Dec 1948 Wright - Collier Cemetery, Letcher Co KY s/o Solomon "Solly" Yonts and Virginia Jane "Jennie" Quillen.

 William H Collier b July 1889.

 James Collier b Feb 1892 m. 6 May 1920 to Malinda Fife.

 Paul Timothy Collier b May 1894 m. 1st Vinnie Unknown, and m. 2nd Thelma Unknown.

 Sheridan Collier b Mar 1896 m. Dessie V Sowders.

Myra Pauline Collier b Jan 1898 d 1987 Fayette Co KY m. 1st Unknown Fields m. 2nd William Riggs.

 Rebecca Collier d 1960's m. Charles Sizemore
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 Holly Collier m. Male Yonts

 Female Collier m. Quiller Yonts


Obituary: COLLIER, Bob, (Robert) Uncle Bob Collier Called at Age of 81 With sorrow and regret friends and relatives this week are mourning over passing of Uncle Robert Collier who crossed the barrier around 5:30 o'clock Monday evening, May 16th 1938 after a brief illness. He was eighty - one years and one day old. Rob Collier was born and reared within the circling hills of Letcher County and was a son of the late Wm. D. Collier, pioneer settler of this county. In early manhood he married Miss Martha Yonts, daughter of Solomon Yonts, a sister of Bill Yonts who resides on Goose Creek (Letcher Co KY). His wife preceded him in death about ten years ago. To this union was born eleven children, of whom all are still living, seven sons and four daughters. The sons are Henderson and James of Greenup, Ky, Willis of Neon: Paul of Cincinnati: Sheridan of Pound, Va: and Sod and William who live in the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas. The daughters are Mrs. Holly Yonts and Mrs. Quiller Yonts of Neon: Mrs. Pauline Riggs of Covington, Ky: and Mrs. Rebecca Sizemore of Columbus, Ohio. All the children except three were present at the time of his death. Mr. Collier is also survived by four brothers and one sisters. They are W.B., W.K., and S.P. of Neon: W.D. Collier of Kermit, W. Va. And Mrs. W.B. Reedy of Logan, W. Va. For several years Mr. Collier had made his home with his sons in Greenup County coming to Neon only recently to live with his daughter. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. T. P. Johnson and Roy Hall at the home of Mrs. Quiller Yonts. Funeral arrangements were in charge of the new Johnson Funeral Home and the body was laid to rest by the side of his father in the Huston Cemetery on Goose Creek. We extend sympathies to the bereaved relatives and friends.

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