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CHAPMAN, Jo B.
     Jo Bradford Chapman, 73, of Brunswick, passed away Sunday at Southeast Georgia Health System.
     Funeral services with military honors, will be held Saturday, 11:00 am, at Chapman Funeral Chapel with Rev. Darrell Joyner officiating. A visitation for family and friends will be held one hour prior to service time, at the funeral home. A private inurnment will be held at a later date in Evergreen Cemetery.


STROM, Elisha
      Elisha Strom, 84, of Brunswick, formerly of Patterson, passed away Friday, January 11, 2019, in Brunswick.
      Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 13, 2019, 1:00 PM, at Chapman Funeral Chapel with Rev. Julian Strom and Rev. Stanley Steverson officiating. A private interment will follow at 3:00 PM, at the Blackshear Cemetery in Blackshear. A visitation, for family and friends, will be held at the funeral home, one hour prior to service time.
      Elisha was born November 17, 1934, in Telfair County, GA, to Mary Burgess and George Washington Strom. He was a 1954 graduate of Milan High School, and started his sales career as a door to door salesman with Fuller Brush Company. He then worked in Industrial Sales most of his career, running his own company, Nu Chem Industries, since 1976, officially retiring in 2018. Elisha was a devoted Christian, who loved old time Gospel music, attending Emanuel Baptist Church in Blackshear, loved to play the piano and keyboard, and sing those Gospel songs. He enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, and fishing.
      Survivors include his daughters, Nell Murray (Tim), and Ronda Brinson (Mike), grandchildren, Blake Murray, Samantha Murray West, Mikey Brinson, Mikala Brinson, and Mikinley Brinson, Great grandchildren, Alexis West, Eli West, Carter Murray, Ryan Murray, Walker West, and Deacon Murray, a brother, Walter Julian Strom, and a sister, Yvonne Nunnold, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by eight siblings, his first wife, Willie Jo Bridges Strom, July 29, 2005, and his second wife, Joyce Gasque Strom, January 18, 2014.


GROVOLA, Frank
     Francis 'Frank' George Grovola, Jr., 80, of Brunswick, passed away Monday, January 8, 2019, at Hospice of the Golden Isles.
 
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 12, 2019, 10:00AM, at Chapman Funeral Chapel with Rev. Don Combs officiating. Interment, with military honors, will follow at Palmetto Cemetery, with Jeff Chapman, Bruce Wood, Wayne Doke, Joe Strickland, Chuck Booth, and Richard (Dickey)Culpepper serving as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Grubb and staff, Dr Heery and staff.
       A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 PM, at Chapman Funeral Chapel.
 
Mr. Grovola was born March 24, 1938, in Chester, PA. He had moved to Brunswick in 1958, stationed at NAS Glynco, while serving with the United States Navy. Mr. Grovola was a member of Lakeside United Methodist Church, was an active member of Woodmen of the World, was a volunteer with MAP International, and was an avid automobile enthusiast.
 
Survivors include, his wife of 58 years, Rita G. Grovola, a son, Terry Grovola (Lynda), a daughter, Karen G. Thompson, all of Brunswick, a brother, Joe Grovola of San Diego, CA, sisters, Ruthann Walker of Delaware, and Maria Hassel of Columbus, GA, grandchildren, Jason Brandies (Brooke), Brandon Gregory (Jill), Amanda Grovola, T.J. Grovola, 4 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.


SOLLENBERGER, Ellen Keckler
     Ellen Keckler Sollenberger, 95, of St. Simons Island, GA, passed away November 11, 2018, at her residence.
 
A service to celebrate her life, will be held at a later date at Christ Church Frederica.
 
 
Ellen Keckler Sollenberger, 95, of St. Simons Island, GA, passed away November 11, 2018, at her residence.
 
A service to celebrate her life, will be held at a later date at Christ Church Frederica.
 
Mrs. Sollenberger was born December 19, 1922, in Highfield, MD, to Omar Washington Keckler and Margaret Ellen Happel Keckler. She had been a resident of St. Simons Island for 40 years, coming from St. Croix, USVI, and was a member of Christ Church Frederica.
 
Survivors include her children, Mark Sollenberger of Lenoir City, TN, and Jane S. Smithers of New York, NY, and grandchildren Gregory Landis Smithers, Lauren Duke Smithers, Eric Landis Sollenberger.