Funeral services for Oleta Marie Collins Houston, age 93, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 26, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Kenneth Rhoades and Bro. Bruce Stinson.
Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Michael Collins, Ray Helfferich, Jimmy Helfferich, Gary Hudson, Doug Halcomb and Robert Halcomb serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer will be Gary Collins. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., prior to service time at West Oaks Funeral Home.
Mrs. Houston passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab. She was born on October 9, 1921 in Como, TX the daughter of Henry Oscar and Libby Lewis Collins. She married Hugh L. Houston on January 20, 1944 in Sulphur Springs. He proceeded her in death in February 1985. Mrs. Houston was a homemaker and a member of Central Baptist Church. She also worked for Pratt Packing Co. for many years.
She is survived by local niece Martha “Jeanie” Helfferich and husband Jim, sisters-in-law Martha Collins and Kathryn Houston Hudson, nieces, Wanda Monique, Kathy LePak, Betty Bulin, nephews, Gerry Collins, Burnice Lee Collins, Douglas Halcomb, and Robert Halcomb, Frank Collins wife Pat also survives.
She was preceded in death by brother’s and sister’s, Louis Collins, Vanita Halcomb, Lester Thomas “Buck” Collins, Gladys Collins Jackson, Guy Nolan Collins, Virgil “Burnice” Collins, Dennis Collins, Francis L. Collins and Pauline E. Williams, nieces and nephews Carolyn Long and Frank Collins. Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.