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.
CROSBY, Joel Lee
Lee Crosby, 60, of Brunswick passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at his residence. At Mr. Crosby's request, there will be no services.
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.