Funeral services for Ernest “Rabbit” Collins, conducted by the Rev. Sinclair Butler, were held Sunday, October 6, 2013, at Greenland Baptist Church of Pineville. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at Sanders Hill Cemetery of Pineville. Mr. Collins died Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at his residence in Pineville. He was born October 23, 1946, the son of the late Margaret F. Collins and Seymour Collins. He worked in the cafeteria at Cross Elementary School. He also was a painter. Survivors are: his wife, Georgianna B. Collins; one son, Earnest G. Collins; one sister, Viola Holmes of Brooklyn, New York; and three brothers, Deacon Isreal Collins (Pearl), William Collins, and Edward Collins, all of Pineville. Pallbearers were James Ravenell, Jr., Romie Lee Collins, Carlton Crawford, Jr., Nathan Addison, Isreal Frazier, Todd Ravenell, Michael Collins, Wayne Mouzon, Fred Ramsey, David Mack, and Demetrius Gaillard.