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Mollie Faye Robins

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Born 12-28-1914 -- Died 10-18-2006

Mollie Faye Robins, 91, of Cave City, died Oct. 18, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville.

She was born Dec. 28, 1914, near Strawberry the daughter of the late Edward Byron and Mollie (Childers) Andrews.

She married James L. Robins of Jesup on Oct. 9, 1935, and they recently celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary.

Robins was a devout Christian and a member of the East Side Baptist Church in Cave City. She was a Sunday School teacher for over 50 years in churches in Dexter and Kennett, Mo., Memphis, Tenn., Jonesboro and Cave City.

She attended grade school at Shell Rock (Wildcat Corner) near Strawberry, Strawberry High School and graduated from Conway High School. in 1934. She was a direct descendant of John Janes, one of the first settlers of Randolph County, and Isom Childers, a pioneer settler of Lawrence County.

Survivors include her husband, James L. Robins; five children and their spouse, Bob and Pat Robins of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Byron and Wannata Robins of Greers Ferry, Ark., Jerry and Barbara Billions of Germantown, Tenn., David and Janis Robins of Prairie Grove, Ark., and Joe and Martha Ruiz of Batesville; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Grover Andrews, Marvin Andrews, Lacy Andrews, Edward Brian "Sam" Andrews and Frank Andrews; and four sisters, Ruby Due, Myrtle Mason, Lucy Sparks and Jennie Mitchell.

The funeral services were held Oct. 21 at East Side Baptist Church in Cave City with Rev. Jim Tirey officiating. Burial followed in the Lancaster Cemetery near Strawberry, with arrangements under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, Jeff Billions, David Billions, Mark Billions, Jim Robins and great-grandsons, Chris Neuwald and Chad Robins.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.