Margaret Faye Pendergrass Collins

Margaret Faye Pendergrass Collins, age 83 of Clarkesville, passed away Thursday, December 2, 2021.

Born in Nantahala, North Carolina, on April 29, 1938, Mrs. Collins was the daughter of the late Harley and Merle Pendergrass. She was retired from Piedmont Automotive with 40 years of loyal service. Mrs. Collins is best known as a woman that fiercely loved and protected her family. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Collins is preceded in death by son James Vaughn “Jimmy” Haney, Jr., brother John “Hub” Pendergrass and sisters Ivajean Pendergrass Norton and Joyce Pendergrass Wall.

Survivors include her husband Noel Collins of Clarkesville, daughter Terri Haney and her life partner LaDonna Gudger of Clarkesville, stepsons Nick Collins, James Collins and Noel Collins, Jr. all of California, grandchildren Katrina Barrs (Brian), Josh Haney (Mary), Natasha Haney, James Haney, III, Angel Gudger Farmer (Patrick) and Adam Gudger, great-grandchildren, Ayreka, Ashlee, Mary, Lacy, Destiny, Joshua, Jr., Kam, Harley, Brent, Damian, Jacob, Apolo, James, Stormi, Dallas, Emma, Waylon and Levi, great-great-grandchildren Laken and Slade, as well as a host of extended family and many friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, December 5, 2021, at Hillside Memorial Chapel with interment to follow the service in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, December 4 from 6-8 PM.

Online condolences may be sent to the Collins family at

Funeral arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel & Gardens, Clarkesville. 706-754-6256.

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