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Monday October 24th, 2016
12:00pm - 2:00pm

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Ferral Bruce Collier

CLEVELAND - Ferral Bruce Collier, age 69, of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the North Sunflower Medical Center in Ruleville.

Visitation will be held on Monday, October 24, 2016 from Noon until 1:45 PM at Cleveland Funeral Home. Graveside service will follow at 2:00 PM in the Merigold Cemetery. Rev. Robert Haney will officiate the service.

Bruce was born on December 09, 1946 to Richard Watson and Thelma (Bailey) Collier in Vaiden, MS. He attended Boyle and Cleveland Schools. Bruce worked as a meat market supervisor for Kroger for 18 years. He was also the owner/operator of Joe's Bar in Boyle. Bruce lived in Merigold most of his life. Bruce loved to joke and have a good time with his friends and family. When Bruce was younger, he loved to canoe and loved everything he did. Bruce also enjoyed gardening, working in the yard, reading—especially western novels, playing dominoes and watching football. He was very much a people person. Bruce was good to everyone and would have done anything he could for anyone who needed help.

Bruce was preceded in death by his parents Richard and Thelma Collier and his son Ferral Bruce Collier, Jr.

Bruce is survived by Companion, Wanda Collier of Cleveland, MS.  Daughter, Lisa Braun of Kennesaw, GA.  Sister, Mynell Smittle of Tulsa, OK.  Brother, Richard Collier of Atlanta, GA.  Brother, Ralph(Virginia) Collier of Raymond, MS.  Brother, John(Ruth) Collier of Ellisville, MS.  Sister, Tempest(Richard) Parnell of Saltillo, MS.  Brother, Eddie Collier of Belton, TX.  9 Grandchildren--Katherine Braun, Lauren Braun, Sarah Braun, Taylor McCain, Caroline McCain, Lorien Shaw, Lucas Shaw, Skylar Warren and Ciara Barnett.

Pallbearers will be BG Tatum, Tom Smith, Ernie Seal, Gary Wells and Tommy Garner.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital P.O. Box 2151

501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38101-2151.

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online guest register can be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.

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Big Bruce has known me all me life and I cannot count the many stories and laughter that he told me about his family and my family. When you think of him an automatic smile comes to your face because you always knew he was up to something. He was a great friend and He will be greatly missed by so many of us here on earth, but I know there is a tremendous amount of rejoicing in heaven as he passed through those pearly gates. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this sad time.

Stacy Weeks Hurst Oct 24 2016 12:00 AM

Bruce you will be missed, you were such a sweet guy. Our class of 65 will miss
you. Prayers for the family.

Barbara Turner Oct 24 2016 12:00 AM

Been know Bruce all my life .. sending many prayers .. really going to miss how he could make so many people laugh ..

Linda Witt Farmer Oct 23 2016 12:00 AM

While my heart grieves for the passing of such a wonderful and ridiculously funny man, I cannot help but smile to think of the many laughs he gave us all while here and can only imagine how much Heaven is in stitches at this moment with laughter! Rest in peace, my dear friend!

With much love and prayers for the family.....
Joe and Reba McKnight

Joe and Reba McKnight Oct 22 2016 12:00 AM

Bruce was a wonderful person and friend. Always a smile and someone who could keep me laughing. I will miss seeing him at our class reunions. Seems this was the only time we could get together. RIP my sweet friend.

Gin Ables Oct 21 2016 12:00 AM

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Nancy Boyd praying for the family wis Oct 21 2016 12:00 AM

Bruce was such a sweet friend. He always made me laugh. I so enjoyed his stories when I got to see him. I will miss seeing him at our class reunions. I know he is Happy to be with his son and parents. I know one day I will be laughing again at his stories. Prayers for his family.

Janet Hawthorne Butler Oct 21 2016 12:00 AM

I have wonderful memories of Bruce making me laugh. He was so sweet. I will miss him at our class reunions. I know he is making others in heaven laugh especially his son and parents. I know one day I will be laughing with him again. RIP sweet friend.

Janet Hawthorne Butler Oct 21 2016 12:00 AM

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