Alva "Buddy" Collins III

Saturday February 23, 1946 - Thursday February 20, 2020
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Alva Bruce “Buddy” Collins III, age 73, of Cynthiana, passed away February 20, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Paris, Kentucky on February 23, 1946 to the late Alva Bruce Collins Jr. and Janice Clotfelter Collins.
Buddy was a member of the Cynthiana Baptist Church for many years. He proudly owned the local Dairy Queens for over forty years. Buddy was part of the Lions Club Radio Auction, Bucks for Luck. He served in his past as an Elks State President, State District Deputy and Exalted Ruler. He was also a Kentucky Colonel and Admiral.
Buddy is survived by his wife of fifty-seven years, Jeanie Collins; a daughter, Kim (Danny) Wilson; a son, Alva Bruce Collins IV; three grandchildren, Jan Taylor (Jacob) Hatfield, Clint Daniel Wilson and Courtney Rees Collins and four great granddaughters, Harper Hatfield, Hadley Hatfield, Mallory Hatfield and Naomi Wilson.
A visitation will be conducted on Sunday, February 23rd from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Ware Funeral Home with an Elks Memorial Service beginning at 7:00 PM. Burial will be held private at the convenience of the family at Battle Grove Cemetery with Jeromy Northcutt officiating at that time.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Mitchell, Bill Patterson, Dr. Brian Mulberry, Dr. Joe Nichols and Dr. John Sartini.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Bluegrass Care Navigators, 1317 US Highway 62 E, Cynthiana, Kentucky 41031. View and sign the guestbook at
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 23, 2020 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Sunday, February 23, 2020 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Ware Funeral Home
    Address Not Available
  • Service

    Sunday, February 23, 2020 | 7:00pm
    Sunday, February 23, 2020 7:00pm
    Ware Funeral Home
    Address Not Available
    Elks Memorial Service
    Jeromy Northcutt
  • Interment

    Battle Grove Cemetery
    531 East Pike Street
    Cynthiana, Kentucky 41031
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Karen Smith Morganti

Posted at 02:45pm
My condolences to Kim and all the family, so sorry for your loss.

Len Midden

Posted at 02:03pm
Buddy ...Rest in Peace. Thoughts and prayers to Jeanie and the family.

Bill Hicks

Posted at 07:58am
Jeanie & family...he was so special! With love, Bill & Cindy Hicks

Robert E Mitchell

Posted at 10:32am
Jeanie, you and your family our in our thoughts and prayers. The world is not as bright today with the passing of Buddy. We are so very thankful for all the memories and the friendship of Buddy and the way each of you have touched our lives. It is our prayer that you and your family can find comfort during this time of great sadness. Rest in peace our dear friend Uncle Buddy. Rob, April, Zach, Emily, Davis, Ellie and Sam Mitchell

Candi Philpott

Posted at 09:52am
So sorry for your loss, prayers for this family.

Annette Smith Posted at 08:06pm

Our hearts are sadden and we are grateful for the memories Larry and Annette Smith

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