I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith 2 Timothy 4:7 Barbara "Bobbie" Alexis Collins Arledge passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2021, at 6:00 am at home surrounded by her loving family. She was 76. Bobbie was a strong and loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend. We are blessed to have had her as head of our family. Bobbie adored her grandchildren Charleigh and Case Paroll and they adored her. Bobbie is survived by her devoted husband of 53 years John Arledge; daughter Bonnie Arledge; daughter Connie Arledge Parolli and husband Chuck; son Jacob Arledge and girlfriend Lori Broussard; brother Sam Collins and wife Barbara; niece Klacy Collins Howze and husband Dennis along with great nephew Ethan Howze; niece Stacy Collins Chaffee and husband Sean; niece Tracy Collins Stafford and her favorite nephew Shane Collins. Bobbie is preceded in death by her parents Alec and Carrie Collins. Public graveside service and burial will be held Tuesday, February 23 at 11:00 am at Hiram Stafford Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Shane Collins, Dennis Howze, Steve McLin, Kenny McLin; Chad Arledge, and Greg Seal. Honorary Pallbearers will be Case Parolli, Micah Arledge, and Ethan Howze. Special thanks to St. Joseph's Hospice and nurse Ursula. Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice and no one will take away your joy John 16:22. Arrangements by McLin and Manley Funeral Home. 225-755-9757.
Published in The Advocate from Feb. 22 to Feb. 23, 2021.