Mr. Joe Curtis McCollum Sr., age 78, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2011. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Hallford McCollum, Habersham County, GA; daughter, Terri Robin Britt; grandson, Dustin Anthony Britt; and son-in-law, Charles William Sebak. He is survived by his wife of twenty-four years, Judy Jones McCollum, Buford, GA; daughters and son-in-law, Nancy Cherie McCollum, Houma, LA and Sandra Kay and Dan Bean, Bottineau, ND; sons and daughter-in-law, Rodney Keith and Ruth McCollum, Milton, FL and Joe Curtis McCollum Jr., Loganville, GA; step son, Steven Michael and Dana Jones, Buford, GA; fourteen grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Gresham and Margie McCollum, Clarkesville, GA; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins; son-in-law, Carl Britt, Woodland, AL; and Loyal Maltese Companion Pet, "Nikki". Mr. McCollum was born July 27, 1932 in Clarkesville, GA. He was a 1949 graduate of Clarkesville High School in Clarkesville, GA and he attended Atlanta Business College. He retired as a terminal manager from Johnson Motor Lines in Atlanta, GA in 1988. He was a member of Woodland Baptist Church in Decatur, GA. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Dick Baker officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 1:30 p.m. at Cool Springs United Methodist Church in Clarkesville, GA with Pastor Daniel Bean officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com .