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On the Ebola front lines

County native opts to switch duties as Emory RN, bringing him face-to-face with victims of outbreak

Tax deadlines jeopardized by tardy bills

Town of Halifax expects to push back due date for personal property payments; South Boston struggles to stick to schedule

Prizery managing director to leave position


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Coleman Starnes, coaching legend, dies at age 75

Frank Coleman Starnes, the most successful high school varsity football coach in Comet history, passed away Wednesday

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Michael Raymond Collier

SoVaNow.com / January 04, 2013
Michael Raymond Collier, 61, of Jamestown, N.C., passed away on Dec. 30, 2012.

He is survived by his wife, Sydney Bowman Collier; his brother, Bill Collier; his daughter, Mary Jordan Shaffer and spouse, Sean Michael Shaffer; his son, Travis Michael Collier; his stepdaughter, Nina Beitz and fiancée, Zeb Besant; his stepson, Hardey Beitz and spouse, Susan Beitz; his four grandchildren, Sean Youngblood, Jacqueline Youngblood, Cobey Beitz, Sydney Beitz (coming soon), and Marliese.

He is preceded by his mother, Jacqueline Collier; his brothers, Shelby and Pat Collier; and his daughter, Marcy Lowe Youngblood.

He was born in Tahlequah, Ok.. He graduated from high school in Muskogee, Ok., and college at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Ok. He joined the United States Marine Corp. Capt. Michael R. Collier (Cherokee) was a fighter pilot with the VWA – 331. He loved to fly A-4s. He was honorably discharged and went onto become a Quality Assurance Control Specialist with various industrial manufacturing companies. He retired as owner with Bulldog Printing.

The memorial service will be held on Jan. 3, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Jamestown United Methodist Church at 403 E Main St, Jamestown, NC 27282.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made online or directly to Wounded Warrior Project Scholarship at PO Box 758717, Topeka, KS, 66675.

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