PILGRIM, Jr., Fred Harold
Fred Harold Pilgrim, Jr. 76, of St. Simons Island, passed away Tuesday at his residence.
Funeral services will be held Friday, October 12, 2018, 1:00 pm, at Chapman Funeral Chapel with Rev. Felix Haynes officiating. The family will be receiving friends one hour prior to service time. A private entombment will be held at Oglethorpe Memorial Park Cemetery.
Fred was born Sept. 4, 1942 in Atlanta, GA, to Fred Harold Pilgrim, Sr., & Glenna Mae Smithwick Pilgrim. He was a 1960 graduate of Glynn Academy, and earned an Industrial Management Degree at Southern Tech, he attended John Marshall Law School where he received his Doctor of Jurisprudence. In 1981, Fred went to work with Georgia Pacific, working in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida, retiring in 2006 and moving back to St. Simons Island. Fred was a member of First Baptist Church of St. Simons, and attended St. Simons United Methodist Church. He was Chairman of Chamber of Commerce in Palatka, FL, a Rotarian, and helped coach football in Camden County.
Fred is survived by his wife of 37 years, Barbara Bright Pilgrim of St. Simons Island, children, Timothy Fred Pilgrim (Yolanda) of Marietta, Tyler Glenn Pilgrim of St. Marys, LeAnne Pilgrim of St. Simons Island, and Shuntale Whitesell (Terry) of Salisbury, NC, a sister, Sheryl Bradford of St. Simons Island, 7 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Tommy Pilgrim.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to Heartland Hospice, 664 Scranton Road, Suite 103, Brunswick, GA 31525.
HOWARD, Jr., Burel Demery
Burel Demery Howard, Jr. of Brunswick, passed away October 7, 2018 at his residence. Private services will be held at Chapman Funeral Chapel with burial to follow at Palmetto Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Myrtice Howard, daughters, Sandy Taylor, Marilyn Smith, a brother, Elbert Howard, a sister Freeda Brazzell, grandchildren, Suzi Knight, Jenny Figueroa, Wendell Varnes, Karen Varnes, great grandchildren, Blake Knight, Cody Knight, Katie Taylor, Jaycie Tanner, William Middaugh, Jimmy Varnes, and Ashley Varnes, several great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Catherine Alyssa 'Lisa' Estrada, 43, of Brunswick, passed away September 22, 2018, at St. Joseph's Candler Health System in Savannah.
A service to celebrate Lisa's life will be held Monday, September 24, 2018, 11:00 am at Chapman Funeral Chapel with Chastity Fortson officiating. The family will be receiving friends 30 minutes prior to service time.
Lisa was born October 22, 1974, in Brunswick, to Allen Michael and Deborah Arnold Phillips, she had lived in Brunswick all of her life, and was a 1994 graduate of Brunswick High School, she was of the Baptist faith, and was employed by SAS Merchandising.
Lisa is survived by her children, Katherine 'Angel' Estrada, Mario Estrada, and Rosa Melo, her significant other, Israel Sanchez, all of Brunswick, her mother, Debbie Phillips of Richmond Hill, her sibblings, Tammy Phillips Tennis of Richmond Hill, Stacy Jackson of Flora, MS, Michael Phillips of Philadelphia, PA, Donna Phillips Quistian of Dublin, nieces and nephews, Amber Boatright, Trey Neal, Allison Gonzalez, Chellsea Phillips, Mikey Phillips, Claro Quistian, Victoria Quistian, and Matthew Phillips, a great nephew, Hayden Phillips, a great niece, Parker Lea Mehaffey, and grandchildren, Isabella, Alex, Jazmin, Israel, Emalima, and Lani Bear. She was preceded in death by her father, Allen Michael Phillips.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to the American Diabetes Association.
SUMNER, Everette 'Casey' Stephen
Everette "Casey" Stephen Sumner, 85, of Hortense, passed away peacefully at his home on August 29, 2018.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 1, 2018, 10:00 am at Chapman Funeral Chapel with Rev. Rick Williams officiating. Private burial will be held in the Sumner Cemetery at Hortense. A visitation for family and friends will be held Friday from 6:00 until 8:00, at the funeral home.
Mr. Sumner was born February 11, 1933, in Ashburn, GA to Alonza Julian Sumner and Audrey Ward Sumner. He had lived most of his life in Wayne County, was a veteran of the U.S. Army , serving during the Korean Conflict, and was retired from Georgia Pacific in 1995. He enjoyed fishing and farming and spending time with his family on the family farm at Hortense.
Survivors include his children, Scott Stephen Sumner (Annette), Lori Sumner (Robby Tyrer), grandchildren, Matthew Anthoney Mosley, Ashley Nicole Sumner Williams (Tim), Kaela Newbern Klein (Kyle), Joey Stephen Sumner, a great granddaughter, Julianna Cate Williams, and many other extended family and friends.
Mr. Sumner was preceded in death by his father and step-mother, Alonza Julian Sumner and Marie Wilson Sumner, his mother, Audrey Ward Sumner, and his former wife, Geraldine Sullivan.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to Georgia Hospice Care.
BUCHANAN, Michelle Holloway
Michelle Holloway Buchanan, 44, of Brunswick, passed away Sunday August 26, 2018, at her residence.
A service to celebrate her life will be held Saturday, September 1, 2018, 1:00pm, at Grace Community Church of the Nazarene, with Pastor Jason Peacock officiating.
Michelle was born November 7, 1973, in Columbia, SC, to Larry Holloway and Ruth Jordan Holloway. She had lived in Brunswick most of her life, attending Glynn County Schools, and Brunswick High School. She was employed as a Realtor with Duckworth Properties. While at Duckworth Properties, she received the Rookie of the Year 2017, and was nominated for the 2017, Rookie of the Year by the Golden Isles Association of Realtors. Michelle had been nominated for a seat on the St. Simons Island Airport Commision, and was an avid skydiver.
Survivors include her husband, Jonathan Ray Buchanan, children, Kirsten Andrews, Matthew Brenner, Matilyn Brenner, and Savannah Buchanan, all of Brunswick, a sister, Cindy Mobley (Cody), of Jesup, GA, grandchildren, Levi Vizcaino, and Ethan Poppell, her father, Larry Holloway of Odum, and her mother, Ruth McKinney of Jesup. Michelle was preceded in death by a brother, Chris Holloway.
Robert Buchan, 59, of Nahunta, passed away Sunday at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick. Private services will be held at a later date.
JORDAN, Laurie 'Boodle' Anthony
Laurie ' Boodle' Anthony Jordan, 84, of Brunswick, passed away, Sunday, August 19, 2018, at his residence.
A service to celebrate his life, will be held at Chapman Funeral Chapel, Thursday, August 23, 2018, at 6:00 pm, with Dr. Bill Daniel officiating. A visitation will follow the service.
Boodle was born February 10, 1934, in Belhaven, NC, to George Otis Jordan and Clara Catherine Warren Jordan. He had been a resident of Brunswick for the past 30 years. Boodle was active with AA, and was a retired commercial shrimper and was the captain and owner of the Miss Velma.
Survivors include his wife of 31 years, JoAn Mignogna Jordan, his children, Pat Cooper (Terry), Brenda Selby (Danny), all of Belhaven, NC, Melissa Cornelius (Lee) of Myrtle Beach, SC, Shawn Lanier (Walt), of Wesley Chapel, Fl, Roxanne Thomas (Neil), and Joe Mignogna (Holly) of Brunswick, grandchildren, Wade Cooper, Jamie Lakin, Eric Selby, Jordan Cornelius, Joanna Cornelius, Jarred Lanier, Devin Lanier, Josie Mignogna, Joseph Michael Mignogna, Rachel Thomas, and Ryan Thomas. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sibblings, Ginger Gornerstein, Joseph K. Jordan, Grace W. Hart, William George Jordan, David E. Jordan, Raymond W. Jordan, and Vivian F. Jordan, he was also preceded in death by his first wife, Velma Brooks Jordan.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31525.
Tommy Jones, 69, of Nahunta, passed away Friday at his residence.
A visitation with family and friends will be held at Chapman Funeral Chapel, Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at 1:00 PM, with funeral services to follow at 2:00PM.
WALKER, Rose Marie
Rose Marie Walker, 85, of Brunswick, passed away August 6, 2018, at Senior Care Center.
Mrs. Walker was born August 17, 1932, in White Oak, GA, living in Miami, FL, and Atlanta, GA, most of her life, and had been a resident of Brunswick since 1985.
Survivors include her siblings, Royal Lee Walker, Jr., Lynn Walker, Jeanette Bennett, Jane Kelly, Debbie Gates, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Royal Lee Walker, Sr. and Rebecca Merrow Walker, and a sister, Shirley Ribron.
Mrs. Walker was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness.
A private service will be held at a later date.