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Page 6A April 4, 2018 RepOrter IN LOVING Roy Lee Collins, November 30, 1917- March 23, 2018 Jr. Forsyth Roy Lee Collins, Jr age 100, passed away Friday, March 23, 2018. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Monroe County Memorial Chapel. Dr. Hambric Brooks will officiate. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at Monroe County Memorial Chapel. Burial will be private at a later date in Mimosa Cemetery, Lawrenceburg, Tenn. Mr. Collins, son of the late Roy Lee Collins, Sr. and Lillian Faye Springer Collins, was born Nov. 30, 1917, in Detroit. His father was born in Mississippi and his mother in Texas, but their true homeplace where he and his siblings were raised was Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. He joined the National Guard in 1940 just prior to WWlI. However, in 1942 he joined the Co, st Guard serving for three years with assign- ments at various stations on the East and West Coasts and was discharged in 1945. In 1946 he went to New York City to work and study, attending Columbia University where he earned his Bachelors, and then his Master of Arts degree from Teachers College in 1955. During the time in New York City, he met his future wife, Cordelia Nisbet, through their mutual voice teacher. His passion for music was exceeded only by his love for Cordelia. After graduation Mr. Collins became associated with Bessie Tilt College in ROY LEE COLLINS JR who died on March 23 at age 1OO, was a retired Tiff College music professor. He s shown leading his former students in singing at the Grand Re-opening of the Tiff campus as the state Department of Corrections in November 2010. 1955, teaching there for 28 years. This spirit and unfailing memory which result- and 16 great-great nieces and nephews. resulted in a legacy of vocalists from his ed in the sharing of so many stories about If one were to include the many students many students, whose beautiful voices himself, those he shared life with, and the from Tift who continued writing and visit- are still being appreciated. Mr. Collins places he iourneyed to during the oif-t -'-= = was a Iongtime member of First Baptist 100 years. To honor his wishes, the family requests Church of Forsyth, which was a mutual Mr. Collins was preceded in death by his no flowers but suggests donations to First blessing throughout his many years. In the beloved wife, Cordelia, his sisters Jenny Baptist Church of Forsyth, 95 West Morse later part of his life he became a master Paisley Curtis, and Mary Evelyn Hopwood Street, Forsyth, Ga 31029. woodworker, crafting an immense assort- and his brother James Wade Collins.Please visit www.monroecountymemori- ment of indoor and outdoor items that Although God did not bless Lee and alchapel.com to express tributes. grace homes throughout Georgia and the Cordelia with children of their own, he was Monroe County Memorial Chapel has Southeast. He will be lovingly remembered loved and admired by hislO nieces and charge of arrangements. by family and friends for his wonderful nephews, 20 great nieces and nephews, m By Diane Glidewell news@mymcr.net At the request of Forsyth Economic Development Director. Michael Norris, city council started the pro- cess ofrezoning 15 proper- ties on Cabiness and Front- age Roads, near 1-75 exit 187, to Highway Business on March 19. Most of the properties are now zoned Institutional, which Norris said only allows limited use of the properties. Norris said there are 10 commercial or undevel- oped properties and five residential properties. Rezoning would not affect the current residents or businesses at the proper- ties; it would affect what the properties could be used for in the future if the E "The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not "get over" the loss of a loved one, you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again, but will never be the same nor should you be same nor would .you want to." Life goes on and we do rebuild our lives, but you are forever in our thoughts and we miss you every day. owners wanted to change[which is appropriately he said that most initially the current use. Norris said zoned Institutional] and did not know what he was the properties were zoned come down to the inter- talking about but reacted in the land map use created state" said city manager positively when he told in 2006. He said he has Janice Hall. them there would be a $350 contacted all of the prop- ' kll we need to do to- fee if they later decided to erty owners who have utili- night is vote to proceed" ask for a zoning change ties. For other owners, he said Mayor Eric Wilson. themselves. has no contact information "Planning & Zoning has to Board member Jennifer except mailing addresses review it and bring it back Taylor asked if taxes on the and will send letters in the to council,' properties would go up. future as the zoning change Council member Chris Norris said "no,' noting proceeds. Hewett said that only one that city taxes are only 3 Norris said he has not of the residential properties percent anyway. How- had any negative feedback was lived in by an owner; ever, board member Steve from property owners as the others were rented or Coleman said the county's he has explained to them unoccupied. He noted that assessment of the property that the change will open Highway Business zoning value may change if there up more possibilities for would be appropriate for are more opporttmities for their properties and that the church in the area. developing the property. if they wanted to make Norris brought the Norris said he will check that change at the time request to change the zon- with the county before the they were ready to sell the ing to Highway Business Planning & Zoning meet- property or build a dif- to the Planning & Zoning. ing on April 23. ferent business on it, they Board on March 26. After "[The area] ought to all would have to complete discussion, board members be Highway Business in my paperwork for the change tabled the request until opinion" said Coleman. request themselves, pay a their meeting in April to "But there's no rush since fee and go before Forsyth give them time to look at no applicant is waiting" Planning & Zoning Board the properties, said Planning & Zoning and City Council. Norris told them the chairman Martin Presley. "Institutional is very property in question limited with what can go includes the Old Regency The only other issue there;' said Norris in ex- Motel site, where there are before Planning & Zoning plaining that he is request- plans for new businesses, was a request for a vari- ing the changes with an He said that each of the ance by IsabeUe Tanner to interest in the future devel- residential properties abut allow her to build a cover opment of the city. He did commercial properties,over the walkway between not know why the area had When board member her house and garage at been zoned Institutional. Jimmy Webb asked what 167 W. Main Street. Norris "They must have started kind of feedback Norris explained that the way the with the nursing home had from property owners, city ordinances are written; the garage will become a part of the primary resi- dence when it is connected by a breezeway. Then there will be a 25' setback required, and the existing garage sits too close to the property line, necessitating a variance. Tanner would like to ex- pand the garage to accom- modate two cars eventually. She had a letter from her adjacent neighbor saying there is no problem with the change. "I'm tired of walking in mud" she said. "That garage has been there longer than we've been around" said Cole- man. "It wouldn't be fair to impose a new restriction on old lots." Planning & Zoning recommended approval of the variance, 5-0, with Presley abstaining because of his family relationship with Tanner. The request for variance will go to city council for approval. Presley said that Plan- ning & Zoning needs to discuss tweaking the city ordinance so that a'vari- ance would not be needed when building a covered breezeway between existing structures. Call your local Monroe County representative Scott Harrell 478-256-3586 or toll free: 800-551-1102 3250 Vineville Ave.1 Maconr GA 31208 C BARNESVILLE MARBLE & GRANITE (()MPANS I Serving Middle Cn~orgia for Over l(g0 Years Y; IBI I SULLIVAN I II|L' Ja.i e M00, i TOLL FREE 1-800-377-9341 1-770-358-1470 L ~ Railroad & Main SI, * Barnes~lle, GA Continued from Front a crime. Danielly is a bad diabetic who's had both legs amputated from the knee down. So he wasn't arrested immediately and is expected to turn himself in on Wednes- day and be released immedi- ately on bond. Officers were dispatched to the home around 9:07 p.m. on Saturday on a report that someone had been shot. When they arrived, the wife, Naomi Danielly, 70, told Bit- tick that her husband thought an intruder was trying to break into the home and he fired a blank to scare them off. Mrs. Danielly said her hus- band was in the bedroom. But Mr. DanieUy told Bittick that he fired the shot because his wife was craz and said it was not a blank but a live round he shot at the bedroom door. He showed Bittick his H&R 32 S&W revolver under his pillow. When Bittick asked about the "intruder", Mr. Danielly said there was no in- truder, but he had gotten mad at his wife for bringing him the wrong to-go plate of ribs. He said he was just trying to scare his wife. He said she was standing in the bedroom when he fired a round into the door, and showed Bittick where it went through the door. Mrs. DanieUy then admitted that he had gotten mad about the rib plate and firedhis gun. 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