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Stephen Walter Norwood
April 28, 1944 - March 21, 2014

     Stephen Walter Norwood, 69, of Brunswick, passed away Friday, March 21, 2014, at Hospice of the Golden Isles.
     Mr. Norwood was born April 28, 1944 in Baltimore, MD, and had been a resident of Brunswick for the past 18 months, coming from Lansing, MI. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving during the Vietnam War, and attended New Life Community Church of Brunswick. He was a loving husband, father, granddaddy, and friend.
     Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Bonita B. Norwood of Brunswick, 4 children, Renae Allison of Zephyrhills, FL, Michelle Thunberg (Gary) of Sanford, FL, Jason Watkins (Lydia) of Brunswick, Julie Norwood of New Milford, CT, 2 brothers, John Norwood, Sr. (Jeanette), Richard Norwood (Windy), and a sister, Linda L Norwood (Michele), all of Baltimore, MD.  He is also survived by 3 grandchildren, Zackary Allison, Alyvia Watkins, and Abigail Thunberg, and many nieces and nephews.
     A memorial service will be held a later date.
     The family has requested in lieu of flowers, that memorial donations be made to Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31525.


Yvette Whorton Hancock, 49, of Brunswick, passed away Saturday, Mar. 15, 2014 at her residence.
     Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014, 6:00 pm at Chapman Funeral Chapel,  . The family will be receiving friends one hour prior to service time. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Texas.
     Yvette is survived by her husband, Chuck Hancock of Brunswick, a son, Ryan Christopher Martinez,
a grandson, Hayden Allen Dalton, 2 step-sons, Jordan and Dylan Hancock, her mother, Luz Frias Whorton,, an uncle, Ciro Vento (Nina P.), 2 sisters, Monica Doebener (Bob), and Mariette Lake (Michael), 
nieces and nephews, Lauren, Danielle, Justin, Harrison, and Michael, 2 cousins, Cris and Mark, all of Texas, 3 sisters-in-law, Caryn Walker (husband, Carroll), Robin Williams (husband, Bill, and daughter Desiree), all of Georgia, and Melody Wooten (husband, Bill) of South Carolina, and her mother-in-law, Barbara Ann Hancock also of Georgia.

Vernon Cooper Hermanson, 94, of Jekyll Island, passed away March 16, 2014, at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick. 
     Funeral services will be held from the gravesite at Brunswick Memorial Park Cemetery, on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at 2:00 pm with Pastor Laurie Williams officiating. A visitation for family and friends will be held Tuesday from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Chapman Funeral Chapel.

     Mrs. Hermanson was born in Brunswick, Nov. 29, 1919, to William Herbert Cooper and Lillie Beatrice Rentz Cooper. She was a 1937 graduate of Glynn Academy, and a graduate of Perry Business School. On January 10, 1941, she married Melvin Sigurd Hermanson, who preceded her in death, after 58 years of marriage. Mr. and Mrs. Hermanson moved to Jekyll Island in 1962 in a home built by Mr. Hermanson, and was considered one of the first full time residents of Jekyll Island. She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church and the Women's Cirlce of St. James Lutheran Church, and had been employed by the Chamber of Commerce for 17 years.
     In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, William Cooper, Jr., and Allen Cooper, a daughter, Georgia Brown, a grand daughter, Paige Ownbey, a great grandson, Ryan Rowland, 2 sisters, Frances Dunn, and Sarah Blount.
     Survivors include a daughter, Janice Hermanson Murrell of Jekyll Island, GA, a sister, Jacqueline Corbitt of Brunswick, 7 grandchildren, Shane Rowland (Barbara), Aaron Rowland (Melissa), Ray Aurthur, Jeb Brown (Tammy), Heather Bedwell (Bill), Holly Kulinski (Tom), Lyda Beasley (Robin), and Julie Fuller, 
9 great grandchildren, Conor Rowland, Sean Rowland, Emma Marie Rowland, Cooper Ownbey, Daniel Mosley, Victoria Kulinski, Blair Jones, Alexandria Singley, Tyfani Singley, and several nieces and nephews.
    Memorial donations are requested to Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia, 4627 US Highway 17N, Brunswick, GA 31525, or St. James Lutheran Church, 2229 Starling St., Brunswick, GA 31520.

Dorcas Young Ryals, 90, of Brunswick, passed away Saturday, Mar. 15, 2014, at her residence.
     Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Mar. 19, 2014, 10:00 am, at Chapman Funeral Chapel with Rev. J.W. Griffin officiating. Interment will follow in Palmetto Cemetery. A visitation for family and friends will be held Tuesday, Mar. 18, 2014, from 5:30 until 7:30 pm, at Chapman Funeral Chapel.
     Joe Fry, Joey Fry, Tony Lane, Rick Smith, Kenneth Bryant, and Bill Rowe, will serve as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Winston Boatright, staff of Heartland Hospice, Dr. Ahmed Elsharkawi, and Dr. Mitchell Jones.
     Mrs. Ryals was born in McIntosh County, GA, on Feb. 9, 1924, to Ben and Alice Young. She had lived in Brunswick most of her life and attended Church of God of Prophecy in Sterling. Over the years she had been employed by Hodges Grocery, Rick's Supermarket, and until her retirement was the co-owner and operator of Ryals General Merchandise. She was a hard working Christian woman who enjoyed spending time with family and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Jimmy Wynston Ryals, and her husband, Barney B. Ryals.
     Survivors include her grandsons, Cliff Ryals (Shelia) and Chuck Ryals, of Brunswick, 
great grandchildren, Jimmy Ryals, Caleb Ryals, Jordan Ryals, Timothy Ryals, Brandon Ryals, Katrina Wilson Homerlain, and Jason Rooks, several great great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.