Dorothy Collins

July 15, 1941 - September 5, 2009
Dorothy Collins

Dorothy Henrietta Hatcher Collins – July 15, 1941 – September 5, 2009

Dorothy peacefully earned her wings and met her Father on September 5, 2009 with her husband of 47 years by her side.
She is preceded in death by her son Clifford Michael Collins, her parents Norman and Adelaide Hatcher, her brother Russell (Buddy) Hatcher and her nephew Allan Troy Watson.

She is survived by her husband Clifford Collins, her daughter Pamela Lynn Applewhite (Dale), her son Grant Collins (Heather) and grandchildren Zack and Makayli Jones, Mac and Brody Collins, her sister Brenda Parker (Butch), Helen Watson (A.C.) and brother Marion Hatcher (Elaine) and many nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was an employee of New Hanover County Schools for over 15 years and was owner and operator of The Triangle Lounge. She was a devoted and loving mother and wife. She was loved by all and her dedication and loyalty was a trait that was exceptional and valued. She was a native of Wilmington and graduated from NHHS. She loved playing tennis, darts, softball and cards. She always had a smile on her face and a kind word for everyone.

A service will be 1:00 PM, Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at Castle Hayne Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Billy Fowler.

The family would like to extend a BIG thank you to the Hospice nurses, family and friends. Donations may be forwarded to Lower Cape Fear Hospice in her memory.

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • October 01, 2009
    Stephanie Y. Malpass says:
    I had the opportunity of knowing Miss Dotty for a number of years. Her daughter and I played softball together at Roland Grise Jr. High. She was always there along side my Mama on the bleachers. I was so suprised when I got to see her in my work place! She will truly be missed. I love you Miss Dotty!

  • September 08, 2009
    Lisa Martin Aston says:
    As a young girl I spent lots of time with Mrs Collins "mama" she was always so kind and her arms open wide to have you love on her.. She will be missed and the memories I have of her will still live on.. Rest in Peace..