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F. Alton Collins Dies At His Home

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F. Alton Collins, 72, a former salesman for the Hoover Ball & Bearing Co., died yesterday morning at his home, 1705 Shadford Rd., after an illness of seven years.
He had been a salesman with Hoover since 1935, when he came to Ann Arbor from Rochester, N. Y., until his retirement in 1950.
Born April 20, 1884, in Flushing, Long Island, N. Y., he was a son of Frank A. and Sarah Peck Collins. He was married to Sarah Butler on Sept. 6, 1910, in Newberryport, Mass.
A graduate of Lehigh University, he was a member of the American Society of Automotive Engineers.
He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, the Golden Rule Masonic Lodge 159, F&AM, and a former member of the Exchange Club.
Surviving besides his widow are two daughters, Mrs. Max Frisinger of Ann Arbor and Mrs. Robert J. Hamman of Parkridge, Ill.; seven grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Charles K. Dodge of Sherman, Conn.
Private funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow at the Muehlig Chapel, with the Rev. William P. Lemon officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the building fund of Westminster Presbyterian Church.