Update: Since this page
was published, we have lost both
Robert and Ona.
Now both retired,
Robert and Ona live in Fleming, Kentucky. They are the parents of three
children: Philip, Michael (deceased) and Linda Carol. Philip and
Linda live near their parents in Fleming.
Philip and Cathy
have three children: Allison, Michael and Jonathan. Philip works
for Kentucky Farm Bureau and Cathy is Guidance Counselor at Whitesburg High School.
James and Linda
(Adams) Collins have twin boys, named Stamper and Robert, after both
grandfathers. James and Linda felt one of them needed to stay home with
their boys, so Linda is a nurse at Pikeville Methodist Hospital and James is a
their family, Robert worked as manager of A & P Food Stores while Ona Blaine
made women lovely in her beauty shop. Ona is also a very gifted artist.
She had some art courses in college but family and work took up too much of her time
to be able to give much attention to her art.
After retiring, she took a
few more lessons and has some beautiful paintings to show for it. Until
breathing problems made it necessary for him to stop, Robert spent his spare
time in his woodworking shop turning out items they showed at craft shows.
Their family is very active in the First Church of God of Neon, Kentucky, where
several generations of Ona's family, the Quillens, have attended.
The Extended Family
Back Row: James Collins, Robert, Michael (Phillip's son)
Front Row: Linda Carol Collins, Ona Blaine, Cathy,
Philip, Jonathan, Allison
Ona and Cathy are holding Linda and James' twin sons, Robert
Not pictured above is Michael who died in his
late twenties of a heart attack
Phillip, Robert, Ona Blaine, Linda Carol,
(Sorry about the post in Phil's face!)
Memories from Cowan Creek
Grandfather Will and Grandmother Loretta Adams holding Delores
and cousin Joyce Ann (Wright) Davis. Robert in front. (At family
home place in Cowan)
Celebrating 50 years together 1997
Phillip, Robert and Ona Blaine, Linda
and Ona Blaine
Shortly after Philip's birth
Mother, Ona Blaine and Alice
Robert and Daddy
Robert's Mother (center) and Sisters
Polly Gibson, Louie Gibson Adams, Rachel Gibson
Robert's mother, Louie, died when he was an
Happy bare feet cousins on the farm
Bill Craft, Robert, Lester Craft
Fun on the farm
Mamaw, Robert, Lester and Bill