BATES, Jr., Thurston Lee
Thurston Lee Bates, Jr., 73, of Darien, passed away August 21, 2016, in Brunswick, after a long illness.
Born Nov. 22, 1942 in Connecticut, he was a self employed carpenter, and a Veteran of the United States Army.
Survivors include his loving wife, Bonnie, a son, Anthony of Florida, a daughter, Leeandra of Florida, 2 step-sons, David Lee Fields of Townsend, GA, and Richard Lee Fields of Darien, GA, 3 sisters, Dolores Taliercio of Crescent, Sandra Louks of Vancouver, WA, and Donna Brookins of Clifton Springs, NY, 9 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
A private service will be held from the gravesite at Whispering Pines Cemetery in Darien, GA.
Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, are requested to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 37105, or Alzheimers of Glynn Brunswick, 2803 Sherwood Dr., Brunswick, GA 31520.
RAMSEY, Carter Matthew
Carter Matthew Ramsey, Jr., 78, of Saint Simons Island passed away peaceful Sunday, August 7, 2016 at home surrounded by his family. He was a native of Savannah.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Ramsey of Saint Simons Island; a son, Carter Ramsey and his wife, Evelyn of Brunswick; a daughter, Marsha Hedgecoth and her husband, Burke of Cumming, GA; and grandchildren, Merina Ramsey, Kai Ramsey and Nicole Hedgecoth.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Hospice of the Golden Isles. Donations may be made to Hospice of the Golden Isles 1692 Glynco Parkway Brunswick, GA 31525 to honor Mr. Ramsey.
Memorial Services will be private.
BENFIELD, MARIAN VIRGINIA
Marian Virginia Benfield, 86, of Brunswick passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at Hospice of the Golden Isles. She was an avid hunter and fisherman.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Corbin John Benfield, sons, Corbin T. Benfield and Clifford Lee Benfield; and daughter, Anita Moye Benfield.
Survivors include her daughters, Virginia Etheridge and Melinda Farnell both of Brunswick; a sister, Theda Loudermilk of Eatonton, GA; six grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Golden Isles 1692 Glynco Parkway Brunswick, GA 31525.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, August 6, 2016 at Pine Ridge Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m.
MURRAY, Eloise Lambert
Eloise Lambert Murray, of Fernandina Beach, FL, passed away August 3, 2016, in Fernandina.
Funeral services were held Sunday, August 7, at Chapman Funeral Chapel with Rev. David Stokes officiating.
Mrs. Murray was born August 29, 1937, in Pitt County, NC, to Mildred Athleen Eakes and Samuel Wilson Lambert. She was a member of Church of God of Prophecy, and was a homemaker.
Survivors include her son, Greg Murray (Bobbie) of North Carolina, a daughter, Susan Denise Baxter of Florida, 3 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 2 sisters, Barbara Aldridge of Folkston, GA, and Doris Thomas of Brunswick,. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Lang Murray, a son, Jesse Wayne Murray, a brother, Robert Lambert, and a sister, Tina Lee.
BECKER, Wilbur Ernest
Wilbur Ernest Becker, 97 years old, of St. Simons Island, Georgia passed peacefully with members of his loving family by his side on July 31, 2016 at Magnolia Manor under the care of the Hospice of Golden Isles.
Wil was born September 23, 1918 in Yonkers, New York to the late William Conrad and Mathilde Grahl Becker. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Brown University and was employed by Hercules, Inc. immediately after his graduation where he worked for over thirty years. In 1943, Wil married Evelyn Geib and was happily married for 39 years until her death.
From 1943-1977, Wil held a number of positions with Hercules. His career advanced over the years and he became the plant manager in several locations including Brunswick, Georgia. While the plant manager in Brunswick, Wil resided on St Simon’s Island. In 1968 Wil was transferred to Wilmington, Delaware and was the Director of Human Resources until his retirement. After retiring from Hercules, Wil was employed as the Director of Personnel for Newcastle County, Delaware for two years. In the early 1980’s, Wil retired to the Waterfront at Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia where he and Evelyn enjoyed golfing, boating and many friendships. Wil continued to live there after the death of Evelyn.
In 1985, Wil married Mary Staunton Manning of St. Simons Island. For a number of years they enjoyed summers in Virginia and winters in Georgia, eventually, returning to St. Simons Island where they lived happily together until his death. Together they enjoyed golf, travel, many friendships, and close connections with their family.
Always giving back to the community, Wil served as a leader and a champion for many organizations. An excerpt from a resolution passed by the Brunswick Chamber of Commerce when Wil left the Hercules Brunswick Plant read as follows: "WHEREAS, by serving as a member of the Glynn County Board of Education, on the board-of-directors of the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce, as a vestryman of Christ Church, Frederica, as a Vice President of the Associated Industries of Georgia, as a President and Director of the Brunswick Rotary Club, as Chairman of the Coastal District and President of the Okefenokee Council of the Boy Scouts of America, as a member of the Board of Directors of the American National Bank, and the Advisory Board of Brunswick Junior College, Wilbur Ernest Becker has made valuable contributions to the educational, cultural, and industrial growth of the community...."
Wil continued his community involvement with numerous organizations while living in Delaware and Virginia. More recently, as a St. Simons resident, Wil was a very active member of Christ Church Frederica. He was also a member of Sea Palms Men’s Golf Association, St. Simons Island Rotary Club, and the Ivy League Club of the Golden Isles.
Survivors include his wife Mary Becker, his sister Winifred Becker Heimstadt of Palo Alto California, and his three children: Gary W. Becker (Giovanna) of Charleston South Carolina, Bruce A. Becker (Barbara) of Sykesville Maryland, and Dale K. Becker (Carol) of Akron Ohio. Wil is also survived by seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and one great-great grandson. Additionally, Wil is survived by six step-children: Margaret A. Sharrow, Katherine J. Meyers, Wanda L. Miller, James V. Manning, Henry Mack Manning, Michael R. Manning and many step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his step-daughter, Florence P. Manning.
A Memorial Service will be held at Christ Church Frederica, St. Simon’s Island GA on Saturday, August 27 at 2:00 PM with a reception to follow. Memorial gifts, in lieu of flowers, may be made in the name of Wilbur Ernest Becker to Christ Church Frederica, 6329 Frederica Rd, St. Simon’s Island, Georgia 31522.
SMITH, FRANKLIN, 'Bubba'
Franklin 'Bubba' Smith, 81, of Brunswick, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016, at his residence.
Funeral services will be held Monday, August 1, 2016, 11:00 am, at Northside Baptist Church with interment to follow in Palmetto Cemetery, with Rev. Craig Hartzog, Rev. Scott McVey, and Rev. George Bennett officiating. Bobby Cave, Ron Volz, Carroll Minchew, Walt Hoogacker, Ray Ellis, Daniel Wilson, Omer Higgenbotham, Jr., and Russ Stevens will serve as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Breakfast Club of McDonald's 341, Men's Sunday School Class of Northside Baptist Church, Northside Baptist Church usher teams, Drs. Jones, Strickland, Certain and staff, staff of Hospice of the Golden Isles including Richard Dancel and Miriam Cristobal.
A visitation for family and friends was held Sunday afternoon at Chapman Funeral Chapel.
Mr. Smith was born April 16, 1935, in Brunswick, to Henry and Donnie Isadore O'Quinn Smith. He was a 1956 graduate of Glynn Academy, and was retired after 30 years, with Interstate Paper of Riceboro. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church, the Men's Sunday School Class, and captain of usher team, the Haz Benz Gospel & Country Band, and the Breakfast Club of McDonald's 341. He was also a long time band member of Wayne County Productions.
Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Gigi Smith of Brunswick, daughters, Melony Perkins and Cindy Spivey, both of Brunswick, step-children, Ken Tillman of Lexington SC, and Bethany Bennett of Douglas, grandchildren, Amanda Holliday, Jordan Jenkins, Justin Perkins, Cara Whitley, Austin Tillman, Tyler Bennett, Blake Bennett, 7 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31525, or Northside Baptist Church, 935 Chapel Crossing Road, Brunswick, GA 31525.
FAIRCLOTH, JIMMIE CARL
Jimmie Carl Faircloth, 74, of Brunswick, passed away Monday, July 25, 2016, at Hospice of the Golden Isles. A native of Iron City, Georgia, Jimmie lived in Jacksonville before moving to Brunswick in 1989. He was a 1959 graduate of Seminole County High School in Donaldsonville, GA, and a veteran of the United States Army, serving during Vietnam. He was a member of AA, had been employed as Service Advisor with Carl Gregory Chrysler Jeep Dodge and enjoyed motorcycles, especially his Harley Davidson.
He is preceded in death by his parents, James Albert and Nola Alday Faircloth; and sons, Tony Boling and Jimmie Faircloth, Jr.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Margaret D. Faircloth of Brunswick; daughters, Tammy Faircloth Mobley of Panama City, FL, Kelly Elizabeth Johnson, and Tracy Jean Helmuth, both of Brunswick; ten grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and sisters, Lily Mae Smith of Fayetteville, GA and Patricia Ann Williams of Orlando, FL.
A memorial service with military honors will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 28, 2016, at Blythe Island Baptist Church with Pastor Tim Brown officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31525.
BENNETT, GINA LEE
Gina Lee Bennett, 49, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, surrounded by her loved ones at home.
A private family service was held from the gravesite at Evergreen Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Timothy Bennett of Brunswick, a son, Zane Spencer Bennett (Sara) of Wilmington, NC, brothers, Ted and Doug Webb, her father, Ronnie Webb (Wanda), and mother, Daisy Ramsey (Larry), all of Shelby, NC.
Gina was a kind soul who put the needs of others ahead of her own, always with a smile on her face. Gina was born in Shelby, NC, and spent the majority of her years living across the US and overseas, including years in Spain and Cuba. Gina worked in multiple fields during her adult life but was most recently employed at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (Glynco) in the accounting department. Gina loved everything about the ocean and in many ways felt more comfortable in the salty water than on land. Gina expressed love and gratitude to everyone she met and could light up a room with her bright smile and beautiful curly hair. The Bennett family is extremely grateful for the compassionate care provided by the nurses and physicians at Duke University Cancer Center and the caring staff of Hospice of the Golden Isles.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to Family Life Church, Brunswick, GA.
Brockington, Troy Glenn
Troy Glenn Brockington, 60, of Brunswick, passed away June 10, 2016, at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup.Troy Glenn Brockington, 60, of Brunswick, passed away June 10, 2016, at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup.
Memorial services will be held from the gravesite at Horse Stamp Cemetery in Waverly, at 10:00 a.m., on Saturday, July 16, 2016, with Pastor Mark Thornton officiating, and Deacon Billy Brant giving the Eulogy .
Troy was born Nov. 7, 1955, in Brunswick, to John Bailey Brockington and Emma Catherine Brockington . He was a residential painter with Roy & Company, and was a resident of Brunswick most of his life after he moved from Waverly.
Survivors include 6 siblings, Peggy Black (Marcus) of Waverly , Lonnie Brockington (Dot) of Brunswick , Jenny Lovell (Brian Aldridge) of Mt. Pleasant SC , Ann McCollum of Kingsland , Lucille Brant (Billy) of Woodbine , twin brother Roy Brockington (Sonja) of Brunswick , and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Katherine Loree Miller, a stillborn infant brother and brothers, John Bailey 'Billy' Brockington, Jr., Marvin Clayton Brockington, and Joseph 'Danny' Daniel Brockington, Sr.
CLAUDE HARRY GRIFFIS
Claude Harry Griffis 62 lifelong resident of Brunswick passed away Monday evening, July 11, 2016 at Southeast Georgia Health System after a lengthy illness.
Harry was born July 26, 1953 in Douglas Georgia to the late Clemon H. Griffis and Kathleen Floyd Griffis. He attended Glynn County Elementary schools and was a 1971 graduate of Brunswick High School. He attended South Georgia State College 1972-73 in Douglas while managing the family business Griffis Steel Company. He was President of the company at the time of his passing.
A fourth generation member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Harry served in many church callings through the years. He especially enjoyed working with the youth and Boy Scouts. Mr. Griffis was ordained as Bishop of the Brunswick First Ward Congregation. He loved the members he served and they loved him. At the time of his passing he served as a teacher in the children's Primary organization of the church.
Harry and Griffis Steel sponsored and coached in Glynn County Little League Baseball. Through the years he bought thousands of Girl Scout cookies most of which he gave away because he was a diabetic since youth.
He loved hunting and fishing with his sons and close friends. He was president and sponsored various hunting clubs through the years.
Harry married Gigi Crenshaw in 1977 and has spent the past 40 years together as sweethearts. Harry was the recipient of a kidney transplant 12 years ago, his wife Gigi being the donor. Though hampered by other illness and surgeries, he seldom missed a day of work.
Quiet and unassuming, Harry was generous in aiding his fellows throughout his life time.
Preceded in death by his father Clemon H. Griffis, Mr. Griffis is survived by his mother Kathleen of Brunswick and Birmingham AL, His wife Gigi Crenshaw Griffis, two sons, C. Harrison and wife, Christon Smith Griffis, Travis W. and wife, Jordan Bain Griffis, Four grandchildren Shelby, Reagan, Brigham and C. Hudson Griffis all of Brunswick, Two sisters Sue Jacobs and husband, Phillip of Laverkin, UT, and Angela Ripley and husband Tony of Birmingham, AL, Two brothers Brad and wife, Shelly Griffis of Irmo S.C. and Roger and wife, Qiulan Zhao Griffis of Mumbai, India, 18 nieces and nephews and many close cousins; Aunts and uncles Juanita Kirkland Beach and Sam and Patsy Floyd all of Brunswick, Betsy Griffis Farnsworth and husband Val of Salt Lake City, UT, and Legrand and wife Cheryl Griffis of TX. He is esteemed and loved by his Crenshaw and Padgett-in-laws, Harry was truly loved by all.
Visitation will be at Chapman Funeral Chapel Wednesday July 13th from 5:30-7:30pm and services will be Thursday at 10am in the Brunswick chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Interment and grave dedication will be at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, 110 Stu Daniel Drive, Brunswick. Pallbearers will be first cousins Donald Barlow, Farrell Kirkland, and Chet, Danny and Doug Floyd, nephews Josh Jacobs, Eli and Maxwell Crenshaw and brother in law Sanford Crenshaw. Honorary pallbearers include the High Priests and Elders Quorum of the Brunswick First Ward and the employees of Griffis Steel Co.
The family wishes to thank all the doctors and medical staff at Southeast Georgia health System, especially Drs. Lee-Lewis, Bowen, Mosher and Legere and Beth Respess, PA, for their support and care over the years. The family also would like to recognize beloved and special family friend Cheryl Anderson, who worked as secretary for Griffis Steel Company for the last 33 years. In lieu of flowers, please do not vote for Hillary.
OTTO YOUNG JOHNSON
Otto Young Johnson, Jr., 86, of Brunswick, passed away Wednesday at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick.
A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, June 25, 2016, 1:00 pm at Chapman Funeral Chapel, with visitation to follow. Pastor Keith Brown will officiate.
Mr. Johnson, was born April 30, 2016, in Alma, GA to Otto & Glowe Johnson. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, a 1948 graduate of Glynn Academy, and a resident of Brunswick since 1943. He was the owner and operator of Otto Johnson Motor Company, a private airplane pilot, and enjoyed farming and bird hunting. He was a former member of the Brunswick Memorial Hospital Authority and Glynn County Board of Tax Equalization, and a member of the Glynn County Supper Club, and Lakeside United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Dorothy 'Dot' Johnson, 4 children, Debra Steed (Jim), Julie Thorn (Dennis), Otto Y. 'Chip' Jonson, III (Elizabeth), and Jesse Johnson (Christi), 3 step-children - Daryle Brinson (Diane), Glynn Brinson (Lauri) and Helen Highsmith Cali, numerous grandchildren, including Joseph E. Thomas, Jr. (Melissa), William Steed (Viva), Joanna Thomas Smith, Anna Johnson, Abby Johnson, Evelyn Teaghan Johnson, Todd Brinson 9Amy), Daryle 'Buddy' Brinson, Jr., Mandy Hubbard (Matt), Jenna Horton (Mike), and several great grand children. He was preceded in death by his parents, Otto & Eva Johnson, Glowe Garrett Johnson, and a wife, Evelyn M. Johnson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to Lakeside United Methodist Church, 5572 New Jesup Highway, Brunswick, Ga 31525, or Little Memorial Baptist Church Building Fund, 106 Little Memorial Road, Hortense, GA 31543.
JAMES 'WADE' TAYLOR
James 'Wade' Taylor, 51, of Brunswick, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at his residence.
A celebration of Wade's life will be held Wednesday, 11:00, at Blythe Island Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Brown officiating.
Wade was born Aug. 24, 1964, in Brunswick to Rob and Betty Tyre Taylor. He was a graduate of Brunswick High School, and had been employed by WinAir, HVAC Sales and Service. He loved to fish and enjoyed an occasional game of golf.
He is survived by his brother, Scott Taylor (Linda) of Brunswick, two children, Garin Taylor and Haley Taylor of Ocala, FL, and a grandson, Connor Taylor.
Wisham, Samuel Quinton
Samuel Quinton Wisham, Sr., 81 of Brunswick died Monday, June 20, 2016 at Hospice of the Golden Isles. He was a member of Glendale Baptist Church. Mr Wisham's occupation was a truck driver with the majority of his career spent driving for Rich SeaPak.
He is preceded in death by his parents, JC and Nellie Wisham Sr.; a brother, JC Wisham, Jr.; and sisters, Doris Amerson and Catherine Carr.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Wisham; sons, Wyman Keith Wisham (Lanna), and Samuel Quinton Wisham, Jr. (Tracey); daughter, Darlene Michelle Drury (Roy); nine grandchildren; and fourteen great grandchildren.
Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at Chapman Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with burial to follow at Palmetto Cemetery.
Sumler, Gregory Thomas
Gregory Thomas Sumler, 66, of Brunswick died Sunday, June 19, 2016. He was a member of Pine Ridge Baptist Church and served in the National Guard. Mr. Sumler worked for 25 years at the FLETC as the project manager at DMD.
He is preceded in death by his father, Thomas Sumler and mother, Violet Harrison Sumler Ryals.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Sumler; son, Patrick Sumler (Carrie); daughter, Paige Walling (Jeremy); step sons, Jeremy Lewis (Meredith), Kevin Lewis (Rachel) and Zachary Lewis (Candi); brothers, Gary Sumler (Donna) and Tommy Sumler (Trudi); ten grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Chapman Funeral Chapel with a visitation to begin at 10:00 a.m.
DEEN, Bobby O.
Bobby O. Deen, 67, of Brunswick, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2016 morning at his residence.
A celebration of Bobby's life will be held Wednesday, 6:00pm, at Chapman Funeral Chapel. A visitation for family and friends will be held one hour prior to service time.
Walker, Patricia Ann Beaver
Patricia Beaver Walker, 54, of Brunswick, passed away Friday, May 27, 2016, at her residence.
DAVIS, Claude Ervin
Ervin Davis died Friday, May 24, at his home in Darien. He was 87.
He was born in Tucker, Ga. His parents were C. E. Davis and Tamer Stonecypher Davis, whose family settled in North Georgia in the early 1700s. For many years, his family built and operated a grist mill on Estanollee Creek in North Georgia. A grandfather fought with the Patriots in the Revolutionary War.
After graduating from high school in Tucker, Davis attended the Art Students League in Manhattan and graduated from the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. In the 1950s. Davis moved to St. Simons Island and co-founded the Island Art Center with the late Bill Hendrix. He settled on St. Simons and formed a partnership with the late J. O. Hice, Hice-Davis Advertising.
Davis was an Army veteran. He served with the occupation forces in Austria following World War II. He was classified as an Army Illustrator and worked for Stars and Stripes, the military publication. He later taught graphic arts at Glynn Academy, worked for Dixie-O'Brien Paint Company as a graphic artist, and formed his own advertising agency on St. Simons, Davis Ad Graphics. Davis won numerous state, national and international awards for advertising he did for SeaPak Corporation, Dixie-O'Brien, Volkswagon, and other clients until he retired.
Along with Ben Slade, Jim Gash and others, Davis founded the Black Island Eco Colony in McIntosh County, designed to be kept as much as possible in its natural state for a limited number of environmentally-minded residents.
Davis enjoyed boating, fishing, sketching and painting, spending time with old friends and at his mountain cabin in Clayton, Ga., and playing with a long series of dogs and cats, all rescue animals. After retiring, he moved to Darien.
Davis is survived by his daughter, Claudia Davis Reisinger of Houston, Tx., and sons James (Jim) Davis of Peachtree City, Ga; Ervin Davis III of St. Simons and Darien; and Karl Davis of Athens; 13 grandchildren, one great-grandson and his long-time sweetheart Ferris Flournoy.
The family will hold a private memorial later. They ask that any contributions be made in his honor to their local chapter of the Humane Society or the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or to the secular charity of their choice. Chapman Funeral Chapel & Crematory in Brunswick is handling the cremation. Davis' ashes will be scattered by family members and Ms. Flournoy in the Chattahoochee National Forest near his cabin in Clayton.
LENSCH, Ruby May Arnvig
Ruby May Arnvig Lensch, the daughter of Svend and Sophia (Andersen) Arnvig of Kimballton, IA, was born May 24, 1927 and died May 6, 2016 at the age of 88 at the Hospice of the Golden Isles, Brunswick, GA.
Ruby was raised on a farm outside of Kimballton. She attended Kimballton public schools and graduated with the class of 1945. She was united in marriage to Herbert (Bud) Lensch II on June 15, 1945 in Miami, FL while Bud was on leave from the US Navy. Following his discharge, they made their home in Exira, Iowa where he worked in the family plumbing and heating business. They were the parents of two sons, Herbert III and Monty. In 1963, the family moved to Fremont, Nebraska. At the time of her retirement in 1989, Ruby was employed by First National of Nebraska. The following year, the couple moved to St. Simons Island, GA to be near their grandsons.
Ruby and her husband were fun-loving and enjoyed entertaining in their home. They were members of First Lutheran Church in Fremont, NE. Upon their move to St. Simons Island, they joined Lord of Life Lutheran Church and became active members, serving during worship service and on committees. Ruby was a member of the Mary Martha Circle. Ruby’s hobbies were cross-stitch, quilting, shopping and reading.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Herbert II; an infant daughter, Brenda; and, a brother, Verner Arnvig. She is survived by her sons, Herbert A Lensch III (Virginia) and Monty P Lensch, also of St. Simons Island; three grandsons, Bert Lensch IV (Sandra) of Statesboro, GA, Tim (Selena) Lensch of Brunswick, GA and Erik Lensch of Charleston, SC; and, two great-granddaughters, Bryar Ann Lensch and Margaret Mae Lensch of Brunswick, GA.
A memorial service will be held at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 2801 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA on Monday, June 6, 2016 at 11:00 am. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be designated for either the Endowment Fund or Labors of Love Quilters at Lord of Life Lutheran Church.
CHANDLER, William Timothy
Tim Chandler, 65, of St. Simons Island, GA, passed away May 22, 2016, at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick.
A celebration of Tim's life will be held Thursday, May 26, 2016, 3:00, at Chapman Funeral Chapel with Rev. Wright Culpepper and Rev. Becky Rowell officiating. The family will be receiving friends one hour prior to service time, at the funeral home.
Tim was born August 31, 1950, in Jacksonville, FL, to William Timothy Chandler and Thelma 'Kete' Browning Chandler, he graduated in 1968 from Ribault High School, in Jacksonville, FL, joined the United States Navy, where he served for two years, attended Lee College in Cleveland, TN, and Georgia College in Milledgeville. He had been a resident of St. Simons Island since 1989, and was employed by Tutela. He was a member of St. Simons First Baptist Church, a member of Ocean Lodge 214, F & AM, and had served with the Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital Authority for 12 years. He enjoyed woodworking, and outdoor life, including hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Gail Rodgers Chandler, of St. Simons Island, his mother, Kete Chandler of Mandarin, FL, 3 children, Timmy Chandler and Adrian Chandler, both of MacClenny, FL, and Julie Chandler Gordon, husband Benjamin, of Bethlehem, GA, a brother, Wayne Chandler of Jacksonville, FL, Brenda Brubeck of Fernandina Beach, FL, and 5 grandchildren, Brianna Chandler, Brittany Chandler, Destiney Chandler, Gabriel Gordon, and Sydney Gordon.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Southeast Georgia Health System's Nunnally House, 3215 Kemble Ave., Brunswick, GA 31520.
JOHNSON, Alice Chapman
Alice Johnson, 90, of Brunswick, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2016, at Hospice of the Golden Isles.
Mrs. Johnson is survived locally by a daughter, Mary Alice Kimel of St. Simons Island.
A memorial service will be held June 18, 2016 at Konnoak Moravian Church in Winston-Salem, N.C.
HERRING, Betty Jean
Betty Jean Herring, 83, of Brunswick, passed away Thursday, May 19,2016, at Senior Care Center in Brunswick.
Memorial services will be held at a later date at Greenhills Memory Gardens in Claypool Hill, VA.
PARTIN, James H.
James H. Partin, 70, of Townsend, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at his residence.
The family will hold memorial services at a later date.
CROSBY, Joel Lee
Joel Lee Crosby, 60, of Brunswick passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at his residence.
He is survived by his wife, Susan, of Brunswick.
At Mr. Crosby's request, there will be no services.
ROOKS, Brian Lofton
Brian Lofton Rooks, 37, of Atlanta, formerly of Waynesville, passed away May 10, 2016, in Atlanta from injuries received in an automobile accident.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 14, 2016, 11:00 am at Waynesville Trinity Church of the Nazarene, with Rev. Don Patterson officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olive Cemetery with Ronnie Kirkland, Jr., Chris Singleton, Bobby Anderson, Bruce Collins, Max Collins, Kelly Lamb, and James Williams serving as pallbearers. The family will be receiving friends, at the church, one hour prior to service time.
Brian was born Nov. 18, 1978 in Brunswick, to Lonnie Wayne and Gail Bennett Rooks, he lived in Waynesville most of his life, attending Brantley County Schools and Waynesville Trinity Church of the Nazarene. Brian had been a resident of Atlanta for the past six years, and was employed by Brown & Brown Towing as a radio dispatcher. He had also attended Culinary School and loved to cook.
Survivors include his mother, Gail Bennett Rooks of Darien, his father, Lonnie Rooks of Waynesville, his life partner, John Crowe of Atlanta, a grandfather, Henry Rooks (Inee) of Waynesville, 2 half sisters, April Strickland (Lynwood) of DuBois, PA, and Angel Shedlowski of Dublin, GA, a special niece, Nikki Lynn Strickland, several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Brian was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Rufus Lofton Bennet, Jr., grandmother, Vinter Rooks, a brother, Clayton Wayne Rooks, and a daughter Briana Nicole Rooks.
Harry Vargas, 66, of Brunswick, passed away Monday at his residence.
No services are scheduled at this time.
JORDAN, Donna Beck
Donna Beck Jordan, 56, of Brunswick, passed away Monday, May 9, 2016, at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick.
A celebration of Donna's life will be held Friday, 2:00 pm, at Chapman Funeral Chapel with Rev. Ken Creekmore officiating.
STEFFEY, Carolyn Howell
Carolyn Howell Steffey, 78, of Brunswick, passed away Apr. 14, 2016, at Southeast Georgia Health System.
Funeral services will be held from the gravesite at Palmetto Cemetery, Monday, Apr. 18, 2016, 11:00, with Rev. Michael Gibbs officiating.
Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Thomas Steffey, 2 sons; Robert Steffey (Angela) of Midway, and David Steffey (Donna) of Brunswick, a grandson, Chad Steffey, a granddaughter, Megan Scroggins (Andrew), a great grandson, Dylan Scroggins, 3 sisters; Lillian Sweat (Johnny), Linda Clifton, and Wanda Odom.
Mrs. Steffey was born Mar. 8, 1938 in Mobile, Al to Clarence and Margaret Howell. She had been a resident of Brunswick since 1984, and was retired from Ace Garden Center of St. Simons Island in 1998. She was a member of Pine Ridge Baptist Church and Doer's of the Word Sunday School Class.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Pine Ridge Baptist Church building fund, 15 Nimitz Drive, Brunswick, GA 31525.
DENTON, Patrick Carl
Patrick Carl Denton, 61, of Brunswick, passed away April 13,2016 at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick.
A celebration of Patrick's life will be held Saturday, April 16, 2016, 10:00 am, at Chapman Funeral Chapel.
Patrick was born in Virginia, to Owen G. Denton and Audrey Jean Winters Denton on Aug. 9, 1954. He was a self employed Hazardous Materials truck driver, and had lived in Brunswick since 1990.
Survivors include his children, Sabrina Denton, Patrick Owen Denton (Nikki), all of Brunswick, Kristin Campbell (Brian) of Hortense, and their mother, Betty Taylor of Brunswick, 2 brothers, Mike Denton (Joyce) of Texas, Steve Denton of Florida, 6 grandchildren; William Campbell, Kaleb Campbell, Robert Carter, Owen Denton, Kily Griffin, Madison Denton, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Victoria Denton, and 2 grandsons, Ray Rowe and Daniel Lewis Denton.
Mary Westberry, 49, of Waynesville, passed away Friday at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick.
Memorial services were held Monday, April 11, 2016, 6:00pm, at Waynesville Church of God.
SULLIVAN, Betty J.
Betty J. Sullivan, 87, of Waverly, passed away Tuesday, at the residence of her daughter in Brunswick.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
BENNETT, Frankie McDowell
Frankie McDowell Bennett, 85, of Brunswick, passed away Thursday, March 24, 2016 at Sears Manor in Brunswick.
Born August 13, 1930, in Brunswick, GA, she was the daughter of the late Frank A. and Thelma Miller McDowell. Mrs. Bennett had been employed with King and Prince Seafood Company and Golden Shores Seafood Company for over 30 years before her retirement.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at Chapman Funeral Chapel at 2:00 pm, with Pastor Phillip Kidd and Pastor George Bennett officiating. Entombment will follow at Palmetto Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening March 29th, from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm.
Survivors include four sons, Bobby Bennett of Douglas, Johnny Bennett of Waynesville, George "Hog" Bennett of Popwellville, and Timothy Bennett of Brunswick; one daughter, Judith Ann Mobley of Brunswick; four brothers, Frank McDowell of NC, Shelton McDowell and David McDowell of Brunswick, and Ben McDowell of Hortense; five sisters, Margaret Davis, Sara Fryar, Marcia McDowell, Kathy McDowell all of Brunswick, and Diane Wagner of CA; 9 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
CORBIN, Shirley Brewer
Shirley Brewer Corbin, 78, of Darien, passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at her residence.
Funeral services will be held Friday, 1:00, at Chapman Funeral Chapel with Brother Larry Daughtry officiating. Burial will follow at Whispering Pines Cemetery in Darien.
GOLDEN, Ann Ward
Ann Ward Golden, 79, of Crescent, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at her residence.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Crescent Baptist Church, interment followed in the church cemetery.
Survivors include her children, Bobbie Ann Spikes of Townsend, Bobby McKinzie (Wendy) and Charlie Golden, all of Crescent, 6 sisters, a brother, 7 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Waterman Ward and Irene LaRoche Ward, and a son, Calvin Golden.
Mrs. Golden was born Nov. 6, 1936, in Crescent, GA. In her younger years, she was a member of Crescent Baptist Church, in later years, she was a member of Darien Church of God. She was a seamstress and the owner of A & M Alterations on St. Simons Island and in Darien, and was retired from the McIntosh County Board of Education as a school bus driver. She enjoyed people and was well liked by everyone.
KOLDEWAY, John Bose
John Bose Koldewey, 81, of Brunswick, passed away at his home, on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, after an extended illness.
Memorial services will be held at Chapman Funeral Chapel at 10:00 am, on Saturday, March 26, 2016, with Rev. William T. Ligon officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time. A private inurnment will be held at a later date at Evergreen Cemetery.
Mr. Koldewey was born June 6, 1934 in Newark, NJ, to Adolph Henry and Irene Arterburn Koldewey. He was a pilot in the United States Air Force serving during the Korean Conflict. He graduated from Jacksonville University Bachelor of Science degree, with a major in Psychology and a minor in geography. He was Vice President of sales of The Gillette Company, and later taught marketing and economics at Bryan & Stratton Business College in Buffalo, NY, where he met his beloved Lorraine, and moved to Brunswick in 1971. He was the sales service manager for King Shrimp Co. He later was employed by Prudential Life Insurance Company, and was the owner and operator of M & J Chimney Service. He played soccer with Jacksonville University, and was a member of B.P.O.Elks 691. He loved fishing, crabbing, and crossword puzzles.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Lorraine Derrico Koldewey, 4 children, John B. Koldewey, Jr. of Brewton, AL, Steven Glen Dasinger (Suzanne), of Dothan, AL, Matthew Bose Koldewey of Brunswick, and Ruth Ann McCarthy of Cape Coral, FL, 9 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren.
WHITE, Vince Edward
Vince White, 50, of Brunswick, passed away Friday morning at Hospice of the Golden Isles.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday 5:00 pm, at Chapman Funeral Chapel with Pastor Teke Dixon officiating. A visitation for family and friends, will be held one hour prior to service time. A private interment will be held at a later date in Alma.
BROCKINGTON, Joseph Daniel 'Danny'
Joseph Daniel 'Danny' Brockington, 68, of Brunswick, passed away Wednesday, at his residence.
Danny was born Oct. 18, 1947 in Waverly, to John Bailey and Emma Catherine Palmer Brockington, he was a graduate of Camden County High School, and served with the United States Army 25th Infantry Division, during the Vietnam War as a Radio Telecommunications Operator. Danny had been employed as an electrician for many years with Certified Electric, and was a former member and treasurer of the Forks Hunting Club. He loved hunting and was an avid outdoors man. He loved his granddaughter Brittney, and thought of his sister-in-law, Gail Asbell as a sister,and his world revolved around his family., and his sons, Michael and Danny, and his ex-daughter-in-law, Sharon. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Katherine Loree Miller, brothers, John Bailey 'Billy' Brockington, Jr., Marvin Clayton Brockington, and a baby brother.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Sylvia Sapp Brockington, 2 sons, Joseph 'Danny' Brockington, II, Michael Jason Brockington (Cristie), all of Brunswick, 2 granddaughters, Brittney Leigh Brockington of Brunswick, and Josie Danielle Brockington of North Carolina, 3 brothers, Lonnie Brockington (Dot), Roy L. Brockington (Sonja), Troy G. Brockington, all of Brunswick, 4 sisters, Peggy Black (Marcus) of Waverly, Jenny Lovell (Brian Aldridge) of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Ann McCollum of Kingsland, and Lucille Brant (Billy), of Woodbine, several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations to Bay Harbour Church of God Food Ministry, 3210 Highway 82, Brunswick, GA 31523.
RAMM, Barbara Ann Lewis
Barbara Lewis Ramm, 81, of Brunswick, passed away Wednesday evening at Southeast Georgia Health System's Senior Care Center.
SIMPSON, Michael Todd
Michael Todd Simpson, 49, of Brunswick, passed away Friday at his residence.
Todd was born August 26, 1966 in Brunswick to Bobby and Betty Jane Miller Simpson. He was a 1984 graduate of Glynn Academy, and had been a Peace Officer from 1994-2015 having worked with the Nassau County Sheriffs Office, City of Brunswick Police Department, Glynn County Police Department and most recently the Glynn County Sheriff’s Office.
Todd enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was a member of Anguilla hunting club.
Funeral services will be held March 8th 2016, at 3:00 pm , at First Baptist Church of Brunswick with Chris Winford officiating. The family will be receiving friends at the church one hour prior to service time. A private inurnment will be held at a later date.
Todd is survived by his devoted wife of 12 years, Donna Kidwell Simpson, his children, Charles Agad, and Kylee Simpson, all of Brunswick, and Angelica Liberty, and husband, Brent, 2 grandchildren, Isabella and Violet of San Diego, California, his mother, Betty Jane Simpson, a niece, Bailey Simpson, several aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Michael Simpson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions for: Todd Simpsons Medical Bills at Go Fund Me https://www.gofundme.com/k08c6g
POWELL, Martha Dominey
Martha Dominey Powell, 72 of Brunswick, departed this life with great dignity March 4, 2016 at Hospice of The Golden Isles following a long fight with cancer.
Martha was born March 5, 1934, in Dublin, GA to Oscar and Vida Mullis Dominey, she grew up in Dublin, graduating from Dexter High School with honors and College Scholarships. In 1963, Martha relocated to Brunswick, GA, and attended Brunswick Junior College. She served as a Real Estate Agent with Parker-Kaufman Realtors, was retired from Glynn County Government, and College of Coastal Georgia, and was a Voting Poll worker for Wayne County. Martha was a member of the Georgia State Retiree Association, and an active member of the Gardi Baptist Church, serving as church accountant and choir member. Martha lived and loved each day of her life to the fullest, she always worked diligently helping others in need, family, church, and community.
A visitation will be held at 3:00, Sunday, at Chapman Funeral Chapel, with a celebration of Martha's life to follow at 4:00, with Pastor Randy Pruitt officiating, Lt. Alan Carter, George Kelley, David Erskine, Allen Barr, Gene Barr, grandson Austin DuBose, and members of her Gardi Baptist Church Sunday School Class will serve as honorary pallbearers. A reception for family and friends will be held after the service at Confederate Station. An inurnment will be held at a later date at Palmetto Cemetery.
Survivors include her loving and dedicated husband, Mel Powell of Jesup, her children, Carol Lynn Barr (George Kelley), Darrell Glenn Barr, Karen Carter (Alan), sisters, Betty B. Anderson (Jake), Annette Dominey Staats (Bob), a brother, Jack Dominey (Laura), all of Brunswick, sisters, Carolyn Dominey Wyatt and Grace Howard, both of Dublin, several grandchildren, nieces, and nephews, and 1 great grandchild. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Oscar Max Dominey and Jimmy Dominey, a daughter, Brenda Barr Ross, and a son, Bobby Wayne Barr.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31525.
deMARTINO, Philip Mills
Philip Mills de Martino, of St. Simons Island, was born November 16, 1948, in Indiana to Mary and Joseph de Martino. He passed from this life suddenly on February 26, 2016. He leaves his wife, Laura Treadway de Martino, to forever mourn him. He also leaves behind to treasure his memory, his daughter, Leslie Laskey (Adam) of Kansas City, twin grandsons, Gavin and Hudson, two sons by marriage, Gordon and Thad Jackson, a devoted brother, Norman de Martino (Cathy), and a 1973 Corvette. Philip had great character, true dedication, and quiet and steady strength. He faced all of life head-on and with optimism. He was made of stern material. He loved nothing more than his wife and family, Georgia football, car-tinkering and cold beer. A service to celebrate his life will be held on Tuesday, March 1, at 2:00 at Chapman Funeral Chapel.
FERRELL, Donald Eugene USMC, Retired
Donald Eugene Ferrell, United States Marine, Retired, 81, of Hortense, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2016, at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 1:00 PM, at Emanuel United Methodist Church with Pastor Eddie Morrison officiating. interment will follow in the Emanuel United Methodist Church Cemetery. A visitation for family and friends will be held Tuesday, February 23, 2013, at Chapman Funeral Chapel from 6:00 until 8:00pm.
Mr. Ferrell was born August 6, 1934 in Davin, WV to Mike A. and Corby Paynter Ferrell. He was retired from the United States Marine Corps after 23 years of service, serving during the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War. After retirement from the Marine Corps, he was a self employed finish and trim carpenter. He had lived in Hortense since 1997, and was a member of Emanuel United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his children, Daniel Ferrell (Margaret), of Wytheville, VA, Shirley Perkins (Richard) of Max Meadows, VA, and Stan Ferrell of Raleigh, NC, and their mother, Marie Evelyn Ferrell of Max Meadows, VA, 3 step-daughters, Donna Marie Quinn (Terry), Hayley Elizabeth Osburn, Jessie Marie Osburn, all of Waynesville, 3 brothers, Kenneth Ferrell of Beckley, VA, Larry Ferrell of Hurt, VA, Jerry Ferrell of Raleigh, NC, several grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
REYNOLDS, James 'Derek'
James 'Derek' Reynolds, 34, of Brunswick, passed away February 19, 2016, at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick.
Derek was born July 15, 1981 in Charleston, SC, he had lived in Brunswick all of his life and was a graduate of Brunswick High School, he was self employed in landscaping and was a member of Everett Baptist Church.
A Celebration of Derek's life will be held at a later date.
Survivors include his mother, Johnette Fraser (Roy), maternal grandmother, Mary Taylor, two brothers, Chris Taylor (Alicia), and Josey Reynolds, all of Brunswick, his father, Greg Reynolds (Kim), of Burlington, NJ, paternal grandfather, Gordon Reynolds of Marine City, MI, and several nieces and nephews.
ACREE, Darette 'Dottie' Conaway
Darette "Dottie" Conaway Acree, 58, of Brunswick, passed away February 20, 2016, at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 25, 2016, 11:00 am , at Chapman Funeral Chapel with Brother Michael Batten officiating. Interment will follow in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery in Wayne County. A visitation for family and friends will be held Wednesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 at the funeral home.
Dottie was born March 28, 1957 in Brunswick, to Carl Grady Conaway, Sr. and Susie Anna Elizabeth Hope Conaway. She was a 1975 graduate of Hayfield High School in Alexandria, VA. She attended the University of Georgia receiving a degree in nursing, and worked for several years in Atlanta area hospitals, she enjoyed caring for the elderly as a private in home nurse, and while in Atlanta, had also worked with the City of Atlanta Police Department as a police officer. Prior to moving to Brunswick two years ago, she had lived in the Ocala, Deland, and Daytona Beach areas of Florida where she was an avid horse enthusiast, training, buying and selling horses.
Survivors include her father, Carl G. Conaway, Sr., her partner in life, Wesley Burnett, a son, Brian E. Acree, a brother, Carl G. Conaway, Jr.(Joyce), a sister, Syndie L. Conaway Tyre (Herby), all of Brunswick, a daughter, Brandice N. Choi of Jacksonville, 3 grandchildren, Dorian Mitchell, Anthony Abato, Evin Zakrzewski, a nephew, Matthew Tyre, and a niece, Amanda Conaway. She was preceded in death by her mother, Susie Anna Elizabeth Hope Conaway.
SMALL, Robert Howard
Robert Howard Small, 67, of Brunswick passed away Saturday at Hospice of the Golden Isles.
Memorial services, with military honors, will be held Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, 4:00 pm at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Don Squires officiating.
Mr. Small was a native of Indiana. He moved to Glynn County during his tour of duty with the United States Navy, serving during Vietnam aboard the USS Independence as a jet mechanic. He was a graduate of Brunswick Junior College receiving an Associates of Science degree. He was previously employed with Georgia Pacific, and was most recently employed with International Auto Processing.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Faye Tapley Small, a son, Keith Howard Small, a daughter, Terri Lynn Wood (Jeremy), a brother-in-law, Emanuel Hoover, four grandchildren, MacKenzie McGee, Matthew Taylor Wood, Aniliese Adene Small, and Abigail Lynn Wood. Mr. Small was preceded in death by his father, Howard Small, his mother, Mary Clements, and a sister, Martha Hoover.
REYNOLDS, James Derek
Derek Reynolds, 34,of Brunswick, passed away Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick.
Arrangements are pending.
ROBERSON, Joshua Adam
Joshua Adam Roberson, 36, of Eureka, CA, passed away Friday at his residence.
Josh was born Aug. 15, 1979 in Brunswick, he attended Glynn County Schools, was a member of Order of the Arrow with Boy Scouts of America Troop 224, was a member of College Place United Methodist Church, and was a certified chef, graduating from Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School in Tucker, GA. He had lived in Eureka, CA for the past 6 years. He was a beautiful soul and was loved by his family and friends.
A celebration of Josh's life will be held at Chapman Funeral Chapel, Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at 6:00 pm, with Brother David Laughner officiating. A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5:00 until 6:00, one hour prior to services, at the funeral home.
Survivors include his mother and step-father, Ellen and Tillman Anderson of Savannah, a sister - Lee Abraham of Napa Valley, CA, the love of his life, Joyce Iverson, of Brunswick, a brother, Garrett Lemon of Brunswick, his step-father, Scott Daniel of San Jose, CA, several aunts and uncles, including; Thomas and Patricia Anderson of Savannah, Biff and Susan Earles of Radford, VA, Reese and Susan Daniel of Gainesville, GA, Gregg and Wanda Daniel of Brunswick, Daryl and Danny Moore of Brunswick, a step-grandmother, Fran Daniel of Brunswick, and numerous cousins, including, Matthew Anderson of Savannah.
Josh was preceded in death by his grandparents, Otis and Isabel Roberson, Martha McGarry, and his father, Michael Roberson.
HEAD, Jerry Wilson
Jerry Wilson Head, Sr., 76, of Brunswick, passed away Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick.
A celebration of Jerry's life will be held Tuesday, 2:00 pm, at Chapman Funeral Chapel with Pastor Lewis Burton officiating. The family will be receiving friends one hour prior to service time.
Jerry was born April 11, 1939, in Brunswick, to Z.B. and Ethel Head, he had lived in Brunswick, prior to moving to Ft. Myers for several years, then back to Brunswick where he spent the remainder of his life. He was a truck driver, and after retirement was a driver for King's Colonial Ford. He was an avid NASCAR fan, and of the Methodist faith.
Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Mary Head, 4 children, Jerry Head, Jr., Michael Head (Linda), Vicki Erp (Albert), and Wallace 'Hank' Coston (Wendy), all of Ft. Myers, FL, a brother-in-law, Claude Guest, Jr., and a sister-in-law, Betty Head, both of Brunswick, 8 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Michael Head, Jr., sisters, Louise Wallace, and Dorothy Combs, brothers, Kenneth Head and Rodney Head.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to DaVita Dialysis.
CAROLL, Keith Edwin
Keith Edwin Caroll, 42, of Darien, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at his residence in Darien. Keith had lived in Darien, all of his life, attending McIntosh County Academy. He enjoyed playing basketball and walking. He enjoyed watching sports, and enjoyed spending time with his dog, White Boy', and his lifelong friend, Scott Haynes.
Keith is survived by his mother, Betty S. Caroll, a sister, Barbara Sawyer (Reggie), 2 brothers, Douglas Wayne Caroll, and Larry Allen Caroll, all of Darien, his father, Claude Caroll, of Pensecola, FL, and a daughter, Jessica Griffin, of Slidell, LA, a niece Loren Amber Caroll, and nephews Dustin Travis Williams, and Michael McCullin.
A memorial service will be held from the gravesite at Whispering Pines Cemetery, on Friday, at 2:00 pm, with Pastor Randy Collins officiating.
GIBSON, Edward Jay
Edward Jay Gibson, 58, of Brunswick, passed away Saturday at Southeast Georgia Health System.
Memorial services will be held, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, 1:00pm, at Bay Harbour Church of God.
SEATON, Cheryl Theus
A celebration of life for Cheryl Theus Seaton will be held at the Ludowici United Methodist Church on Saturday, February 13, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. She passed away peacefully at the Mayo Clinic Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida, on January 29, 2016. After having been diagnosed with Melanoma of the brain just three short weeks earlier. She was a loving mother, grandmother, companion, sister, aunt and friend to all those who loved her.
Cheryl was born April 26, 1946, in Ludowici, Georgia, to the late Ardis and Eula Theus. Following graduation from Ludowici High School she continued her education at Georgia Southern College. She was a dedicated teacher in Nassau and Duval Counties in Florida for 35 years. Cheryl was past-president of the Duval Health Educators. Upon her retirement, she journeyed to the Florida Keys for a life filled with sunshine, happiness and “selling seashells by the seashore”. In life, just as in death, she did it her way.
She was predeceased by her parents, sisters: Fay T. Smith and Julia M. Groover and a nephew Tal Groover. Cheryl leaves behind to cherish her memories a son, Brian Eugene Seaton (Lesley), her life partner, Candace C. Waugh, Stepchildren: Judson S.Waugh (Nicole) and Page W. Toal (Liam) and four beautiful grandchildren: Caroline and Mason Seaton and Mathis and Ruby Toal all of Jacksonville, Florida. Also, surviving are a loving sister Pamela T. Jordan (John) and a devoted brother Alfred S. Theus (Sybil). Nieces: Dawn Smith (Tim), Yvonne T. Griffin (Mike) and Tere Miller (Creg). Nephews: Fred Theus, Charlie Theus and Art Groover (Mia). And numerous other close relatives along with the multitude of friends who loved her dearly.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in her honor to the North East Florida Aids Network, 2715 Oak Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32205 (please designate: education/prevention).
TURNER, Rhonda Roberson
Rhonda Roberson Turner, 53, of Brunswick, passed away Saturday, February 6, 2016, at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick.
A celebration of Rhonda's life will be held Thursday, February 11, 2016, 4:00pm, at Blythe Island Baptist Church with Pastor Tim Brown officiating. The family will be receiving friends at the church, immediately following the service.
Rhonda was born in Brunswick, March 21, 1962, to James Vernon and Christine Kelly Roberson. She had lived in Brunswick all of her life, attending Glynn County Schools. She had work in various retail establishments in Brunswick, including Pat's Halmark until its closing and most recently The Shoe Dept. She enjoyed bowling and reading, and was an forever fan of Elvis Presley.
Survivors include her husband of 16 years, Stanley Mark Turner, a son, Austin Turner, a daughter, Kelly Logue (Brian), and granddaughter, Briley Logue, all of Brunswick, a sister, Gloria Roberson Wakefield (Stan) of St. Augustine, and several nieces and nephews.
NOBLE, LaVonda 'Bonnie'
LaVonda 'Bonnie' Noble, 79, of Brunswick, passed away February 4, 2016 at Hospice of the Golden Isles, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She had lived in Brunswick for the past eight years, and was a member of Glyndale Baptist Church.
LaVonda was born in Toledo , OH, on December 27, 1936. She was the daughter of the late Harold E. Miller and Verna B. Knuth Miller. She is survived by her spouse of ten years, Barry W. Noble of Brunswick, her three children, Jay G. Achter (Sheila) of Townsend, GA, Jill D. Sronce (Robert) of Ft. Myers, FL, Joy M. Combs (Tommy) of Milton, WV, her sister Marlene Nanney of Temperance, MI, two step-children, Tanya Ramos and Sherry Wilkins, both of Vineland, NJ, 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, 4:00pm, at Glyndale Baptist Church with Rev. Ken Creekmore officiating. A visitation for family and friends will be held at the church, one hour prior to service time.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31525, or, your local hospice, or, the American Cancer Society, in memory of LaVonda Noble.
Ida Miller, 66, of St. Simons Island, passed away Feb. 3, 2016, at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick.
A celebration of Ida's life will be held Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, 10:00 am, at Chapman Funeral Chapel with Rev. Horace Godfrey officiating.
Survivors include her mother, Virginia Lee Adams, of Waynesville, her children; Renee' Carter, Rhonda Benefield (Tim), all of Gulfport, MS, Lisa Ammons (Mike) of Hortense, Michelle Curella (Bryan), of Northport, FL, Michael Scott, Jr. (Julie) of Waynesville, Chris Scott (Tamara) of Brunswick, Carmen Boughman (Wendel) of Ft. Recovery, OH, a brother, John Herman Miller, Jr., (Lorraine) and Dorothy Pepich (Pete) all of Waynesville,
21 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Ida was born April 21, 1949, in Brunswick. She attended Glynn Academy, and had lived in Mississippi for several years, returning to Brunswick several years ago. She was employed at Ole Times Country Buffet, and enjoyed the beach and beach photography.
MANNING, Montey Ray
Montey Ray Manning, 54, of Brunswick, passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2016, at Hospice of the Golden Isles.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, 2:00 pm at Chapman Funeral Chapel with Pastor Chris Foster officiating. Interment will follow at Palmetto Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends Tuesday, at the funeral home, from 12:00 until service time.
Montey was born June 12, 1961, to Jesse Eldis and Julia Catherine Clifton Manning. During his teenage years, he lived in Hampton, SC, attending Wade Hampton High School. He loved motorcycles, and working on cars, and was a Master Welder having worked with Jerrod Brown Industries, he also worked in the maintenance department with the Jekyll Island Authority, as an electrician and boiler operator with Casselite, Inc., and as an electrician with Manning Electric.
Survivors include his fiance' of 12 years, Katrina Blanton , 2 brothers, Harry 'Donnie' Manning (wife, Lori), and Ronald 'Tony' Manning, all of Brunswick, and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jesse Manning, Jr., and a sister, Julie Patricia Powell.
BROWN, Barbara Powell
Barbara Powell Brown, 58, of Brunswick, passed away Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Savannah.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, 4:00 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Chapel with Pastor Randy Lamb officiating. Kevin & Dawn Wilborn, Ken Miller, Jessica & Sean DeBarry, Joseph & Satilla Miller, Joey & Christen Wilborn, Heather Wilborn, Andrew Wilborn, Karen 'KC" Harrison, Kevin & Judy Lang, will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home from 4:00 until 6:00 Sunday afternoon.
Barbara was born March 14, 1957, in Brunswick, to Bobby Roy Powell, Sr. and Leila Christine Turner Powell. She had lived in Brunswick all of her life, and was a 1975 graduate of Brunswick High School. She was a member of Lang Creek Hunting Club, and was an avid supporter of her children and grandchildren's school and sports activities. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and outdoor country life.
Survivors include her husband of 38 years, Brinny Brown, their children Brent Brown (Shelly), Jessie Merchen (Scott), all of Brunswick, 2 sisters, Adelia Knight of Kingsland, Regina Erdmann (John) of St. Louis, MO., a brother, Bobby Roy Powell, Jr. (B.J.) of Hortense, 4 grandchildren, Lucas McCoy, Brinson Brown, Caitlyn Haden, and Lauren Wall, 2 great grandchildren, Daniel & Charles, and several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles. She was preceded in death by her parents and a grandchild.
WILLIAMS, Christopher "J.J."
Christopher "J.J." Williams, 35, of Woodbine, passed away Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, in Waynesville.
Memorial services will be held Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, 2:00 pm, at Mary Ross Park in Brunswick, with Donald Pittman officiating.
Chris was born Oct. 31, 1980, in Macon, GA, he attended Brunswick High School, and lived in Brunswick most of his life. Survivors include his children, Christopher Bryson Williams, Conner Blake Williams, and their mother, Cassy Williams, all of Waynesville, his grandfather, Paul Daniels of Brunswick, 2 brothers, Dustin Williams and Joshua Cowart, 2 sisters, Brandy Williams and Kimberly Walker, his father Marty Williams, all of Macon, his mother, Donna Daniels Daar of Brunswick, and several other relatives and a host of friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations to the Bryson & Conner Williams Education Fund, C/O Wells Fargo Bank, St. Simons Island, GA.
Gladys Roberson, 52, of Brunswick, passed away Jan. 10, 2016, at Jesup Health & Rehab in Jesup.
A celebration her life will be held from the grave site at Morningside Cemetery in Rochelle, GA at 1:00pm, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016.
Gladys was born June 1, 1963, in Rochelle, GA to Samuel Paul Lindsey and Eva Barnett Lindsey. She had been a resident of Brunswick for many years, having attended Brunswick High School.
Survivors include her son, Herman James Roberson "J.R." of Brunswick, a brother, Sam Lindsey of Pineview, GA, a sister, Velda Jo Davis of Cordele, GA.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Roberson.
BENNETT, Robert 'Bob' Warren
Robert 'Bob' Warren Bennett, 77, of Brunswick, passed away Jan. 13, 2016, at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, 11:00 am, at Chapman Funeral Chapel with Rev. Charlie Turner officiating. Interment will follow in Little Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Gardi. A visitation for family and friends, will be held one hour prior to service time, at the funeral home.
Mr. Bennett was born Aug. 16, 1938, in Jesup, GA to Willie James and Dora Harper Bennett. He was a resident of Brunswick for the past 55 years, having worked as an Industrial Engineer at Georgia Pacific, Gypsum Division, retiring in 2000, after 40 years of service.
Survivors include his wife, Christine Bennett of Brunswick, 3 children, Jim Bennett of Boca Raton, FL, Dan Bennett of Brunswick, Zane Bennett of Morristown, TN, 4 step-children, Heather Barron of Sanibel Island, FL, Scott Wilson of St. Simons Island, Steven Phillips of Tallahassee, FL, and Matthew Phillips of Spokane, WA,
a sister, Judy Phelps of Jesup, 9 grandchildren, 1 great granddaughter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Bennett.
DANIELS, Mary Jane
Mary Jane Daniels, 59, of Brunswick, passed away January 9, 2016, at Sears Manor Nursing Home in Brunswick.
Survivors include a brother, Charles Daniels of Waverly.
A private burial was held at Horse Stamp Cemetery in Waverly.
McQUEEN, Debra Jo
Debra Jo McQueen, 55, of Brunswick, passed away Jan. 17, 2016, at Spaulding Medical Center in Griffin, GA.
Debra was born Sept. 22, 1960 in Sanford, FL,where she lived most of her life, before moving to Georgia to be closer to her mother.
She was preceeded in death by her father, Ronald Chester McQueen, and is survived by her mother, Ethel Colleen McQueen of Brunswick, a brother, Billy Roger McQueen (Leigh), of Brunswick, a nephew, and 2 nieces.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.