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Elva (Nell) (Thorn) Collins, 80 of Hardin, KY

BENTON, Ky. - Elva (Nell) (Thorn) Collins, 80 of Hardin, KY died on Sunday, March 17, 2013, at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee.

Born Saturday, December 10, 1932 in Marshall Co., Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Carl Thorn and the late Grace Mildred (Lee) Thorn.

Surviving are sons, Bob Slaughter of Hardin, KY, Jimmy Ray Sholar of Hardin, KY and Timmy Lynn Sholar of Hardin, KY, daughter, Mildred "Millie" Warner of Huffman, TX, brothers, Dub Thorn of Benton, KY, Jerry Wayne Thorn of Aurora, KY and Bobby Lee Thorn of Aurora, KY, sisters, Mary Keats of Dover, TN and Janice McGregor of Memphis, TN; 8 grand children; 6 great grand children.

She was predeceased by her husband, Eugene Collins, daughter, Carla Nell Henderson, brother, Billy Joe Thorn, grandchild, Mitzi Warner, and great grandchild, Amberlee Warner.

A Funeral service will be at 1:00 PM on Friday, March 22, 2013 at Collier Funeral Chapel located at 211 West 5th St. Benton, Kentucky 42025 with the Rev. Joe Daryl Thorn officiating.

Interment will follow in Unity Cemetery, Hardin, KY.

Visitation will be held between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at the Collier Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be given to the First United Methodist Church Food Bank, 841 US Hwy 641 South, Benton, KY 42025.

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