Michael Nathaniel Collins, 23, of Hays passed away Friday, May 8, 2020, at Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson. Michael was born Jan. 16, 1997, in Wilkes County.

He was a member of Welcome Home Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, online games (RuneScape) and loved being outdoors.

Michael is survived by his parents, Carl Dean and Judy Ann Watson Byrd; a brother, Christian Collins and spouse, Amber, of Millers Creek; a sister, Halley Byrd of Hays; his aunt, Lisa Goulds and spouse, Eric, of North Wilkesboro; and his cousin, Hannah Eddy and spouse, Jacob, of North Wilkesboro.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 15, 2020, at Welcome Home Baptist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. John Triplett and the Rev. Jeff Collins officiating. The family will receive friends at Miller Funeral Service from 6 until 8 Thursday night.

Flowers will be accepted. Memorials may be made to Woltz Hospice Home, 945 Zephyr Road, Dobson, N.C. 27017 or to the Cancer Center at Wake Forest Baptist, c/o Leukemia, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27157.

Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.millerfuneralservice.com.

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