Minnie Mae Collier, the daughter of William Lee and Harriett Elizabeth Julian, was born on Dec. 27, 1928, in Hodge, La., and died on Saturday, April 8, 2006, in Sunnyvale, Calif., at the age of 77.
She was married to James C. Collier, and he preceded her in death.
Minnie Mae was raised in Gray Ridge and graduated from the Gray Ridge High School. She worked at the school as secretary from January 1947 to July 1948, at which time she moved to California and worked as a civilian employee for the U.S. Air Force and retired after 44 years of service.
Surviving are one sister, Lona Cronk of Blytheville, Ark.
She was preceded in death by five brothers, Norval Lee, Chester Eugene, Kenneth Denton, Ivan William and Raymond Eugene Julian; three sisters, Norma Dillon, Harriett Virginia Julian and Luceille Julian.
Interment will be in Arlington Veterans Cemetery in Arlington, Va.
Obituary provided by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter.