CASE, Charlene Drawdy
Charlene Drawdy Case, 63, of Brunswick, passed away Saturday at Hospice of the Golden Isles, after a long struggle with cancer.
Charlene was born March 12, 1956, in Jesup, to James Ray and Elizabeth Coffer Drawdy. She was a 1973 graduate of Glynn Academy and attended Brunswick Junior College. Charlene attended Glyndale Baptist Church and had been employed by Kerfkore, formerly Interior Products, for 26 years, before retiring in 2016. She enjoyed the outdoors, working in her garden and yard, camping, kayaking, and antiquing. She was a troop leader and volunteer for Boy Scouts of America for 10 years, was an amazing woman and mother, always putting others first, if you knew her, you were blessed.
Funeral services to celebrate Charlene's life will be held Tuesday, 11:00am, at Chapman Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Ken Creekmore officiating. Burial will follow in Union Baptist Church Cemetery in Wayne County, with Bobby Evans, Ty Hume, Adam Stone, and TJ Scoggins serving as active pallbearers. The family will be receiving friends and the funeral home one hour prior to service time.
Survivors include her husband of 15 years, Phillip Case, daughters, Mary Beth Meyer of Savannah, and Melissa Williams of Brunswick, sisters, Sara Evans and Doreen Martinez (Robert), all of Mt. Peasant, and grandchildren, Austin and Andrew Meyer.
McCREADY, Donald Everett
Donald Everett McCready, Jr., 76, of Fernandina Beach, Fl., passed away June 20, 2019 at Community Hospice of Fernandina Beach.
Funeral services will be held Monday, June 24, 2019, 11:00 am, at Union Baptist Church in Jesup, with Rev. Keith Brown officiating. Interment will follow in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery. A visitation for family and friends will be held one hour prior to service time, in the church.
Mr. McCready was born January 9, 1943, in Bangor, ME, to Donald and Elaine Edgecomb McCready. He graduated High School from Fryburg Academy in New Hampshire, and joined the United States Navy, retiring, as Master Chief after 24 years of dedicated service.
Mr. McCready is survived by his wife of 53 years, Ethel Crews McCready,
sons, Chris McCready of Fernandina Beach, FL and Jason Alexander McCready (Leane), of Lynchburg, VA, a brother, Steve McCready of Bangor, ME, and sisters, Sally Jacobs (Jake) of Dresden, ME, and Polly Ann McCready of Arusta County, ME, two grandchildren, Rory Alexander MCCready and Molly Quilan McCready, and his beloved faithful companion, 'Bagel'.
HEAD, Mary Louise Reese
Mary Louise Reese Head, 74, of Brunswick, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick.
Services to celebrate Mary's life, will be held Thursday, June 20, 2019, at 4:00 PM, at Chapman Funeral Chapel with Rev. Grant Wheeler officiating. A reception will follow at Confederate Station, immediately following the services.
Mary was born June 6, 1945 in Atlanta. She had lived in Brunswick most of her life and attended Glynn Academy, and was a member of Golden Isles Christian Church. Mary worked at Brunswick Manufacturing until it's closing, and later became a driver for several auto dealerships in Brunswick. She enjoyed her travels with the auto deliveries, being on the road, headed to new places. Mary enjoyed crocheting, the more difficult the project, the more the enjoyment. She was small in stature with a heart of a lion, she battled and defeated cancer 3 times, and was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.
Mary is survived by her son, Wallace 'Hank' Coston (Wendy) of Hortense, a brother, Claude Guest, Jr., of Brunswick, grandchildren, Wade Coston of Brunswick, Brett Coston (Kate) of Green Cove Springs, FL, Leah Coston of Cape Coral, FL, and Joe Kyser (Jen) of Virginia, great grandchildren, Adley Huss, Hudson Kyser, Joe Kyser, Jr, and soon to arrive, Walker Coston. Mary was predeceased by her parents, Claude and Rose Guest, a sister, Ruth Willis, and her husband, Jerry W. Head.
Bill Plyler, 73, of Brunswick, passed away Tuesday at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick.
Private services will be held at a later date.
RAYHON, Amber Peyton
Amber Peyton Rayhon, 40, of Townsend, passed away June 3.
Services to celebrate her life will be held Saturday, 10:00, at Darien Church of God, with Rev. Tommy Whaley officiating.
Jeanette Rucker, 76, of Brunswick, passed away May 28.
Private services were held.
Constance 'Connie' Jane Coyle, 70, of Brunswick, passed away Thursday at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick.
A memorial Mass will be held Tuesday, 10:00 AM, at the Chapel at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.
Connie was born September 19, 1948, in Parsons, KS, to Paul and Rosemary Farrell Coyle. She had lived in Brunswick for the past 7 years.
Survivors include her sisters, Cathy Holm (George), of Belleville, TX, Pat Pike of Brunswick, Chris Coyle of New Smyrna Beach, FL, brothers, Jim Coyle (Pat) of King of Prussia, PA, Steve Coyle (Denise) of Star Idaho, a niece, Stephanie Acosta (Edgar) of Houston, TX, and a nephews, Jonathan Coyle and Michael Coyle both of King of Prussia, PA.
MARTIN, Danielle Nichole
Danielle Nichole Martin, 31, of St. Simons Island, passed away Tuesday in Brunswick.
A service to celebrate Danielle's life, will be held Saturday, 10:30 am, at Chapman Funeral Chapel.
COX, Franklin Hunter 'Michael'
Franklin Hunter 'Michael' Cox, 76, of Brunswick, passed away early Saturday morning, at Hospice of the Golden Isles, surrounded by his loving family.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 2:00PM, at Pine Ridge Baptist Church, with Rev. Jerry Johns officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, with Frankie Gandy, Aaron Gandy, Paul Herrin, Bobby Pye, Tony Pye, Robby Cox, Paul Zubrowski, Marty Neal, Chris Neal, Sean Neal, and Tripp Squires serving as active pallbearers.
Michael was born January 14, 1943, in Brunswick, to William Daniel Cox, II, and Edna Grace Turner Cox. He was a 1961 graduate of Glynn Academy, was a veteran of the United States Navy, and was retired from Hercules, Inc., in 2001. Michael was a member of Pine Ridge Baptist Church, and the Post Road Hunting Club. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was a loving husband, father, granddaddy, great granddaddy, brother, cousin, and friend. Michael was influential in placing the iconic anchor at the first Brunswick High School.
Michael is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jacqueline S. Cox, a daughter, Nancy Michelle 'Missy' Cox Gandy Buckner (Dale) of Brunswick, sisters, Grace Irene Cox Conine of Tampa, Annie Elizabeth Cox Zubrowski, of Brunswick, grandchildren, Franklin Lamar Gandy (Pamela), Kaitlyn Rene Gandy Herrin (Paul), Donald Aaron Gandy (Angel), great grandchildren, Hope Gandy, Aiden Gandy, Elizabeth Daniels, and Asher Stubbs. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lillian Alberta Cox Pye, brothers, William Daniel Cox, III, and Robert Asbury Cox.
THOMPSON, Corey Michael
Corey Michael Thompson, 27, of Brunswick, passed away Thursday in Jacksonville.
Services to celebrate Corey's life will be held Sunday, 3:00 pm, at Chapman Funeral Chapel.
Memorial donations are requested to any animal rescue of the donors choice.
SASTRE, Iane M.
Iane M. Sastre, 66, of Woodbine, passed away May 14, 2019, at Baptist Health in Jacksonville, FL.
Coming from California, Father Sastre had lived in Camden County since 2002, he was an Episcopal Priest at St. Athanasius Episcopal Church in Brunswick, and was involved with several religious organizations in South East Georgia. He had been employed with Heartland Hospice.
Private services will be held at a later date.
BARR, Darrell Glenn 'Buddy'
Darrell Glenn 'Buddy' Barr, 54, of Brunswick, passed away Wednesday at his residence.
A private service, to celebrate his life, will be held at a later date.
FAHL, Henry Anton
Henry Anton Fahl, 90, passed peacefully on May 13 at Magnolia Manor on St. Simons Island. He is survived by his daughters, Julee Reslewic and Leesa Stafford, sons-in-law, Tom Reslewic and Bob Stafford and grandchildren Kelley and Andy Reslewic.
Hank was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, the only child of German Immigrants, Johannes and Gertrude Fahl. He earned his BA at Walbash College in Crawford, Indiana and his MBA from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. He served in the Indiana National Guard as a 2nd Lt. from 1948 to 1952. Hank met and married Doree Hild from 1953 to 1976 and had two daughters. Later he married Sheri Wathen, who proceeded him in death, December 29, 2000. Hank’s 40 year business career was in various venues of Traffic and Freight Transportation. He retired from Saab-Scania in 1992 and moved to Brunswick. His retirement years included numerous activities including Therapy Dogs of America, volunteer Police Officer, tennis and golf. He was always proud of his hole-in-ones. He was active in his beloved church, Saint Mark’s Episcopal.
A memorial service, in his honor, will be on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 1:00pm at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church in Brunswick.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 900 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520.
MILLER, Jennifer P.
Jennifer Payne Miller, 47, of Brunswick, formerly of Fitzgerald, GA, and Mantua, OH, passed away May 8, 2019, at Hospice of the Golden Isles.
A visitation for family and friends, will be held Friday, May 10, 2019 from 7:00 until 9:00 PM, at Chapman Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be held at Green Family Funeral Home in the afternoon of Tuesday, May 24, 2019, with interment to follow in Westlawn Cemetery, Mantua Township, OH.
Jennifer was born Oct. 12, 1971, in Cleveland, OH, to Lonzo Martel and Shirley Zappardino Payne. She was a graduate of Fitzgerald High School, and a graduate of Armstrong State University, earning an Bachelor's degree in Speech Therapy. She had been employed with Gulfstream for the past 20 years, and was a loving wife, sister, mother, and friend.
Jennifer is survived by her husband of 17 years, Michael Miller, of Brunswick, sons, Joshua Michael Miller, of Brunswick, Christopher Carson Miller (Jessica), of Savannah, her father, Lonzo Payne of Fitzgerald, a Brother, David Payne, and a sister, Debbie Wellbaum (Steve), all of Ohio, a grandson, Mason Craig Miller, numerous nieces and nephews, and several great nieces and great nephews. Jennifer was preceded in death by her mother, Shirely Payne, her father and mother-in-law, Clifford and Maurine, and a brother-in-law, Randall.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.
MIXON, Jerry L.
Jerry L. Mixon, 79, of Darien, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at his residence.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 4, 2019, at 10:00 AM, at Chapman Funeral Chapel with Brother Miles Mixon officiating. Interment will follow at Whispering Pines Cemetery, with Brad Thomas, Bryan Mixon, Zack Mixon, James McKinzie, Byron Brazell, and John Thomas serving as active pallbearers, and McIntosh County Board of Education Transportation and Maintenance Department serving as honorary pallbearers. The family will be receiving friends from 6:00 until 8:00 Friday evening at Chapman Funeral Chapel.
Mr. Mixon is survived by his wife, Tammy Mixon, children, Gerald Mixon, Heath Mixon (Kim), Dylan Mixon, Misty Thomas (John), and Kylie Mixon, all of Darien, Brenda Boyer (Chris) of Aiken, SC, Becky Blocker (Ed) of Bainbridge, Step-Children, Ben Strickland, Riley Strickland, and Stephanie Douglas, all of Jesup, grandchildren, Daniel Owen, Summer Schroeder, Nick Blocker, Dillon Blocker, Sydney Mixon, Tucker Mixon, Zack Mixon, Bryan Mixon, Miles Mixon, Brad Thomas, and Malorie Thomas, great grandchildren, Briley Schroeder, Tinley Schroeder, and Urijah Mixon. He was preceded in death by his parents, Horace and Daisy Hart Mixon, a brother, Johnny Mixon, and a sister, Dorothy Blankenship.
Mr. Mixon was born July 9, 1939 in Statesboro, GA to Horace and Daisy Hart Mixon. He had lived in McIntosh County for more than 50 years, working with the McIntosh County Board of Education in Maintenance and Transportation, and was a member of Crescent Baptist Church.
Memorial Contributions are requested to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.
TANNER, Pennie D.
It is with great sorrow the family of Pennie D. Tanner, announces her passing after a brief illness on May 5, 2019.
Pennie Lou Dobbs was born April 11, 1947 in Brunswick, Georgia to the late Hubert Nathanial Dobbs and Gladys Louellen Moore Dobbs, where she lived most of her life. She was a graduate of Glynn Academy, class of 1965. She was a dental hygienist by trade for 25 years and then retired to pursue her love of sewing and spending time with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and family.
She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Quitman Dewaine Tanner, her mother Gladys L Dobbs, a sister, Jennie D. Stanfield (Marc) a daughter Ronda K Outler (Chris), a son Jason Pruitt (Erin), a son Mark A. Tanner (Samantha), and a daughter Wanda L Tanner, grandchildren, Cassie Outler, Lexi Pruitt, Leigha Pruitt, Kyle Pruitt, James Fabie, Darrin Rowe, Joni Tanner, Brent Tanner, Kolby Tanner, Jerry Wayne Rowe, Jr.(Crista), Marah Rowe, Eryn Strean, and five great grandchildren.
Pennie had a great love for her family. She was someone you instantly loved and leaves behind many dear friends. Her gift of sewing touched many in the community and assured many brides and pageant girls that their dresses would fit perfectly. Her touches are in the homes of her family and friends and it’s easy to show something she made with her own hands that is special for us all.
A memorial service will be held at Pine Ridge Baptist Church, Brunswick, on May 8, 2019 at 11:00 o’clock.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions, in her honor, to Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31525, or to the charity of your choice.
HOMANS, Elizabeth Steverson
Elizabeth (Libby) Steverson Homans, 75, of Brunswick, GA passed peacefully
Monday morning, after a short illness. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Jerry Homans, her loving son, Jeffrey Homans of Brunswick, her precious granddaughter Elizabeth Rose, sisters, Laverne Polk of Hoboken and Dr. Sharon Miller of Roanoke, AL. She had many wonderful friends, neighbors, and a large family, including numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces. Libby will be greeted in heaven by her beloved son Steven Gerald, her brothers, Carl Jesse Steverson and Sidney David Steverson, and her parents William Jessie Steverson and Annie Mozell Clark, and several brothers and sisters. She will be missed by her large branching family for whom she was known to keep everyone together, informed and bound by love and family heritage. Her family had a rich and colorful history that she held dear, and lifelong friendships that she valued and nurtured, especially her friendship with Gracie Groover, her best friend since first grade.
Elizabeth graduated from Wayne County High School and Brunswick Junior College. She was a dedicated secretary who enjoyed her work at Brunswick Pulp and Paper, Georgia DNR, and Ballard Elementary School. Her attention to detail was unmatched. A thankful
family will benefit from the elaborate recipe collection she has
transcribed by hand. If you enjoyed a meal with her and
mentioned a favorite dish, you would receive a kind note, with
the handwritten recipe tucked inside, as she was a master at the lost art
of correspondence. Elizabeth had a passion for quilting and gardening. She always made quilts for new babies in the family. She was a thoughtful and devoted wife, mother, and proud grandmother, sister, and aunt who lived her life with strong Christian values.
To all who knew her, Elizabeth was a warm and generous woman, overflowing with compassion for others. Her first question was always ”How are you doing?”,
and she would listen with empathy and caring. Her sweet smile and famous
home cooking will be missed by everyone, but her kindness, faith, and love
will remain in the heart of every person who was lucky enough to know her.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, 10:00 AM, at Chapman Funeral Chapel with Rev. Stanley Steverson officiating. Burial will follow at Palmetto Cemetery. A visitation for family and friends will be held Friday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 at Chapman Funeral Chapel.
Memorial Contributions are requested to Salvation Army of Brunswick, or a charity of the donors choice.
COBB, Joan Ricks
Joan Ricks Cobb, 86, of Brunswick, passed away April 22, 2019 at her residence.
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 26, 2019, 12:00 noon, with Rev. Marsha Emery officiating. Entombment will follow at Brunswick Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends one hour prior to service time, at the funeral home.
Mrs. Cobb was born Feb. 12, 1933, in Wilmington, DE, to William F. and Margaret Donnell Ricks. She had lived in Brunswick most of her life. She was a 1951 graduate of Glynn Academy, and a charter member of Lakeside United Methodist Church, where she was a member of United Methodist Women, the Quilting Group and the Fellowship Sunday School Class.
Mrs. Cobb was preceded in death by her parents, William and Margaret Rick, sisters, Ellen Tarrant, Shirley Ricks, and Betty Spaulding, a brother, Eddie Ricks, and her husband of 65 years, Don Cobb.
Survivors include her children, Bill Cobb, Stephanie Acosta (Joe), Jeff Cobb (LeaAnne), and Felicia Salter (Jeff), all of Brunswick, a brother, Charles Ricks (Nuuanu) of Huntington, WV, a sister, Lynette Vaughn of Jesup, Sisters-in-law, Dixie Cobb and Juanita Ricks, both of Brunswick, grandchildren, Jacob Acosta (Jori), Haley Collett (Justin), Rebekah Hedgepeth (Zach), Sarah Sasser (Nick), Kyle Cobb (Tori), and Anna Salter, great grandchildren, Caiden Collett, Anderson Hedgepeth, Wesley Sasser, Mason Cobb, Lawson Hedgepeth, and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her longtime caregiver, Quinette Buadu.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to Lakeside United Methodist Building Fund, 5572 New Jesup Highway, Brunswick, GA 31523, or Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31525.
Melanie Barlow, 53, went home to be with the Lord on April 10, 2019. Born and raised in Columbus, Georgia, Melanie was a long-time resident of Glynn County. She spent her life serving others within the Tourism and Hospitality industry. With a passion for making others feel welcome and valuable—and always with a smile—she displayed a true servant heart. This standard continued into her personal life, where prioritizing others over herself was a way of life for Melanie.
As a mother, grandmother and wife, Melanie will be dearly missed by her loved ones; though they take comfort in the fact that she was a believer and is now walking in freedom in the presence of the Lord. Melanie is survived by her three children: Ashley Simper, Joseph Higson and Zachary Sarro; her parents: Joe and Cheri Felton; her three siblings: Robbie Taylor, Greg Sellers and Steve Houston; her seven grandchildren: Greg Higson, Audrey Higson, Caleb Woods, Dalton Sarro, Eben Sarro, Cullen Simper and Luke Simper; and her husband: Reed Barlow.
Private services will be held at Chapman Funeral Chapel.
GRAGG, Dr. Alan W.
Dr. Alan W. Gragg, 86, passed away at home in Asheville, NC, on April 12, 2019.
Alan was born in Bainbridge, GA, to A.W. and Virgie Gragg. He was valedictorian of the 1950 graduating class from Glynn Academy. He committed to the ministry at an early age, giving his first sermon at the age of 16. Alan was ordained as a minister in the First Baptist Church of Brunswick and served Blythe Island Baptist Church prior to starting college. He attended Mars Hill College where he met his future wife, graduated from Furman University, married Jessie, and went on to receive a Master of Divinity from Southern Baptist Seminary. In 1961, he earned a Ph.D. from Duke University. He taught at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Furman University and nearly 15 years at Georgetown College (Georgetown, KY) where he was a religion professor and chairman of the Philosophy Department. From 1984, he served as Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs at Brewton-Parker College while continuing his teaching role there until retiring to Asheville. Throughout his life and into his early eighties, Alan often served as a visiting or interim pastor and preached in a variety of churches. His life was dedicated to the work and contemplation of God as exemplified by persistent religious study, regular church attendance, daily devotion, and living his faith by example. He and Jessie shared their faith through active involvement with the community including Habitat for Humanity, Morningstar Children and Family Services, and Food for Fairview.
Funeral services will be held from the grave site at Palmetto Cemetery on Friday, April 19, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Jim Crandall officiating. Fellowship with family and friends will follow at Blythe Island Baptist Church, Blythe Island. A memorial service will be held on June 2, 2019 at Grace Covenant, Asheville, NC.
Dr. Gragg is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jessie Gragg, daughters, Cheryl Gragg, of Brunswick, Ruth Colnot (Marcel), of Rutherfordton, NC, and Joy McIver (Rob), of Asheville, NC, daughter-in-law Lisa Pause (John), of Connersville, IN; and grandchildren Megan, Claire, Sam, Alain, Sonia, Audrey, and Gantt; and his sister Carolyn Warford (Charles), of Nashville, TN. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Wayne Gragg.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Blythe Island Baptist Church, 170 Cut-Off Road, Brunswick, GA, 31523, or Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 789 Merrimon Ave., Asheville, NC, 28804. Condolences may be left at www.morrisfamilyfuneralhome.com/obituaries/
MILLER, Nancy Browning
Nancy Browning Miller was born on August 6th, 1948 to John Henry Browning, II and Leila Shirley Browning of Brunswick and passed away on Thursday, April 4th, 2019.
She married her husband, Paul W. Miller on October 15th, 1966 and had two children Paul “Pete” and Christopher “Chris”.
A graduate of Glynn Academy, she retired from the Glynn County Detention Center after many years of service as the assistant to the Undersheriff, to stay at home to provide support to her husband Paul.
Nancy is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Paul and Margee Miller and Christopher B. Miller; brothers and sisters-in-law, Clifford and Deborah Browning, Mike and Bonnie Browning, Pat and Paige Browning, Tommy and Cathy Browning, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her granddaughter Hunter M. Miller.
Nancy is preceded in death by her father and mother John and Leila Browning, her husband Paul W. Miller, Sr., brothers JH “Butch” Browning, Steve Browning and her sister Francis Browning.
A private memorial will be held at a later date in support of Nancy’s wishes.
In lieu of flowers, a financial donation can be made to the National Kidney Foundation at https://www.kidney.org/support.
SEARS, Martha Jean
Martha Jean Sears, 77, of Brunswick, passed away Thursday, at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick.
Funeral services will be held Monday, 11:00, at Chapman Funeral Chapel with entombment to follow at Brunswick Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home, one hour prior to service time.
Memorial contributions are requested to Glynn County Animal Control.
Deborah Anne Carson, 67, of Waycross, passed away Wednesday in Waycross.
A service, to celebrate Debbie's life, will be held Saturday, April 13,2019, 11:00 am, at Waycross Holiness Baptist Church.
Debbie was born August 21, 1951, in Trenton, NJ, to Doris Jean and Donald Harold Bohnert. She was raised in Levittown, PA, graduating from Pennsbury High School in 1969. She moved to Brunswick in 1972 and had worked as a legal secretary for many years with Ferrier & Associates, before moving to Waycross in 2012.
Survivors include her children, Kimberly Bombard (John) of Brunswick, Randy Carson of Waycross, and grandchildren, Bradley, Shelby, and Kailey Carson, all of Brunswick.
DEEL, Sara Elizabeth
Sara Elizabeth Deel, 75, of Brunswick, passed away March 30, 2019, at Hospice of the Golden Isles.
A service, to celebrate her life, will be held at Chapman Funeral Chapel, Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 11:00, with Dr. Bill Daniels officiating.
Sara Liz was born January 21, 1944, in Bluefield, WV, to Glenn and Roselyn Witt Workman. She was a 1963 graduate of Graham High School, and attended Bluefield College. She worked for 8 years in Washington, DC with the Internal Revenue Service, was the Secretary of St. Johns Methodist Church in Hopkinsville, KY, and worked with the Law Enforcement Command at Fort Campbell Kentucky, retiring in 2005. Sara had been a resident of Brunswick for the past 7 years, and was a member of College Place United Methodist Church. She enjoyed sports, her pets, music, and playing the piano.
Survivors include her husband, Douglas Deel, Sr. of Brunswick, a son and daughter-in-law, Ricky and Nancy Deel and their son, Ozzy, of Seward, AK, a son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Nikki Deel, and their son, Cash, of Hopkinsville, KY, a sister, Janice Ernst of Hazelhurst, GA, a brother, Glenn Workman (Dee) of Princeton, WV, several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Ronnie Workman, Kyle Workman, and Jeter Workman.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to the Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia, 4627 US Highway 17 N, Brunswick, GA 31525, or Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31525.
Concetta 'Connie' Cruci, 80, of Brunswick, passed away Thursday at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick.
Private services will be held at a later date.
GARDNER, Donald Ray
Donald Ray Gardner, 80, of Brunswick, passed away Friday at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick.
Private services will be held at a later date.
Survivors include daughters, Debra Gardner of Amherst, VA, and Robin Gardner Freeman of Pell City, AL
McINROY, Kay S.
Kay S. McInroy, 81, of Corning, New York, passed away March 9, 2019, at Jekyll Island.
A service to celebrate Kay's life will be held Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 4:00 PM, at the Jekyll Island Campground. Additional services will be held at a later date in Corning, New York.
Kay is survived by her husband, Samuel 'Sam' F. McInroy, III, children, Susan McInroy, Sandra Olson, Sam McInroy, IV, and grandchildren, Alex McInroy, Evan Olson, Samantha Olson, Kaitlyn McInroy.
DENNIS, Michael Anthony
Michael Anthony Dennis, 82, of Brunswick, passed away March 9, 2019, at Jesup Health & Rehabilitation in Jesup, GA.
Michael was born July 7, 1935, in Philadelphia, PA to Angelo and Carmella Dennis. Michael was a Veteran of the United States Navy, serving during Vietnam with the Seabee's, and retiring after 30 years of dedicated service. He had lived in Orlando, FL, for several years, where he worked as a field inspector with the City of Orlando, retiring after 20 years.
Michael is survived by his daughter, Sharon Lee Harry-Dennis (Lawrence), of Brunswick, a brother, Robert Dennis (Vicky) of Lexington, SC, a sister, Bertha Schubert of Cape May, NJ, several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and grandfurbabies, Sarge, Hannah, Harley, and Hunter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara, and his mother-in-law, Mamie Jo Heick.
Memorial services will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.
KEMP, Careatha Spell
Careatha Spell Kemp. 67, of Brunswick, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019, at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick.
A service to celebrate Careatha's Life, will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2019. 6:00 PM, at Chapman Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Michael Batten officiating. A visitation for family and friends will be held immediately following the service.
Careatha was born June 15, 1951, in Brunswick, to J.C. and Mary C. Spell. She was a 1969 graduate of Glynn Academy, and had worked with J.C. Spell Construction, Kemp Steel, and Sapelo/Certus Bank. Careatha had lived in Brunswick, all of her life, and was a member of B.P.O.Elk's Lodge 691 Ladies Auxiliary.
Survivors include her husband, David G. Kemp, a daughter, Marquita Kemp, grandson, Marquis Kemp, her mother, Mary C. Spell, a sister, Demetria Fouche', a brother, Donald Spell (Christy), a sister-in-law, Sandy Spell, all of Brunswick, several nieces and nephews. Careatha was preceded in death by her brothers, Nathaniel Spell, and Randy Spell and her father, JC Spell.
SMILEY, Debra Kay
Debra Kay Smiley, 62, of Brunswick, passed away Thursday at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick.
A service to celebrate Debra's life, will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 6:00 PM, at Bay Harbour Church of God with Pastor John Harris officiating. A visitation for family and friends will be held at 5:00 until service time.
Debra was born July 17, 1956, in Pontiac, MI. She had lived in Brunswick for the past year, coming from Jesup, where she had lived for over 20 years. She attended Bay Harbour Church of God, and was an advocate for A.R.F. (Animal Refuge Foundation).
Debra is survived by her husband, Chris Smiley of Jesup, her father, Richard Sargent of Cookeville, TN, her daughter, Kathy Minchew and husband Brad, and their children, Bradley and Nicole, her son, Kenneth Willoughby and wife Anna Kate, and their children Smith and Wessyn, she is also survived by several sisters, brothers, and other family. Debra was predeceased by her mother, Joyce Dean Dunn.
DRAWDY, Naomi Ward
Naomi Ward Drawdy, 42, of Darien, passed away Thursday at her residence.
Private services will be held at a later date.
CHEEK, Trevor James
Trevor James Cheek, 28, of Brunswick, passed away Saturday at his residence. Funeral services will be held Wednesday 8:00PM, a visitation for family and friends will be held from 6:00PM until service time.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are requested to New Way, 4184 Whitlock Street, Brunswick, GA 31520 or Grace House,1107 Gloucester St, Brunswick, Ga 31520.
HOBBY, Virginia Clark Speight
Virginia Clark Speight Hobby, 80, of Darien, passed away Saturday, at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick.
A service to celebrate her life, will be held Saturday, 3:00 PM, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness, 1270 Cate Road.
GABELMAN, Barbara Pritchard
Barbara Pritchard Gabelman, 72, of Brunswick, passed away Feb. 3, 2019, at her residence.
A service to celebrate her life will be held Saturday, February 16, 2019, 11:00 am, at Chapman Funeral Chapel.
Survivors include her children, Daniel Gabelman (DeeDee) of Brunswick, Diane Bidgood (Dean) of Hillsboro, NC, Janet Lake (James) of Gainesville, FL, Michael Gabelman (Charlene) of Nashville, TN, 11 Grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and her beloved dogs, Oreo and Jake. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Fred Bruce Gabelman.
Mrs. Gabelman was born January 2, 1947, in Miami, FL, to James Wesley Pritchard and Mary Margaret Woodside Pritchard. Coming from Miami FL, she had lived in Brunswick for the past 10 years. She was retired from the Social Security Administration, and was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Brunswick.
BYRD, Francis 'Carolyn' Sapp
Francis 'Carolyn' Sapp Byrd, 78, of Brunswick, passed away February 2, 2019, at Hospice of the Golden Isles.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, 2:00 pm, at Bible Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Landrum officiating. Burial will follow in Emanuel United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends one hour prior to service time, at the church.
Mrs. Byrd was born Aug. 15, 1940, in Baxley, GA to Frances Etroy Sapp and Susie Reynolds Sapp. She was a 1958 graduate of Appling County High School, was retired manager from King Bay Lodge of St. Marys, was a member of Bible Baptist Church and the Roses Sunday School Class.
Survivors include her sons, James Greg Byrd (Debbie), of Brunswick, Russell Andy Byrd (Kelli) of Murfreesboro, TN, a sister, Jackie Surrency of Eastman, a sister-in-law, Laverne Sapp of Waverly, 9 grandchildren, Sunny Jarrard, Shelby Byrd, Seth Byrd, Savannah Byrd, David Byrd, and Brandi Rowland, 2 great grandchildren Caidyn Rowland, and Killian Eli Ward. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Russell Byrd, and a son, Gary L. Byrd.
FOX, Wendy Melanie Bailey
Wendy Melanie Bailey Fox, 62, of Waynesville, passed away Saturday, February 2, 2019, at her residence.
Wendy was born February 24, 1956, in Griffin, GA, to Russell and Betty Bailey. She was a 1974 graduate of Jonesboro Senior High School and was retired from Brunswick Floors, Inc. Wendy enjoyed riding motorcycles and was an active member of Hog Chapter Motorcycle Club. She enjoyed crafting, and judging the annual pumpkin decorating contest at St. Francis Xavier Catholic School.
Wendy is survived by her husband of 16 years, Jim Fox of Waynesville, a son, Heath Brian Kelly (Samantha Vaughn), of Acworth, GA, sisters and brothers, Regina Cardell (Wayne Eason) Robbie Bailey (Penny Polowski), Benita Bennett (Don), all of Griffin, GA, Mark Bailey (Lee) of Brooks, GA, Donna Burden (Jimmie) and Holly Selph (Alvin) of Meansville, GA, Todd Jones (Hanna) of Dexter, Clint Jones (Brenda) of Molina, GA, her beloved dogs, Crysta and Chaz, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Russell Wesley Bailey, and Betty Stewart Jones, sisters, Angela Bailey, Vikki Bailey, and a brother Darrell Bailey.
SNOW, Sara Ann Holland
Sara Ann Holland Snow, 77, of Brunswick, passed away, peacefully at her residence with her children and her little dog, Vicky, by her side.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 11:00 am, at Chapman Funeral Chapel, interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery with Mike Gentry, Gunnar Gentry, Barron Gentry, Jerry Middleton, and Jimmy Holland, Ray Lloyd, George Warren, and Jim Mock serving as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Bruce Vanderbeck, Rodney Oberly, Kaleb Snow, Dillon Gentry. A visitation for family and friends will be held Tuesday, from 6:00 until 8:00, at the funeral home.
Mrs. Snow was born May 4, 1941, in Brunswick, to James and Sarah Middleton Holland. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, a 1959 graduate of Glynn Academy, and a member of Pirates of the Spanish Main. She was a realtor with Seckinger Realty and Driggers Realty, and retired as Admissions Clerk at Southeast Georgia Health System.
Survivors include her children, Robert G. Snow, Jr, Brian K. Snow (Rene), Jamie Snow (Alicia), all of Brunswick, Holly Gentry (Mike) of Jacksonville, Wally Snow (Allison) of St. Simons, a brother Jimmy Holland of Brunswick, a sister, Sherry Oberly (Rod) of Virginia, a sister-in-law, Mary Jo Holland of Brunswick, 9 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert G. 'Bob' Snow, Sr.
FOSTER, Tyrone Y.
Tyrone Y. Foster, 78, of Brunswick, passed away Tuesday at Southeast Georgia Health System.
A service, to celebrate his life, will be held Thursday, 3:00 PM, at Chapman Funeral Chapel.
Tyrone was born November 29, 1940, in Moultrie, GA, to Clarence Marvin and Clo Day Foster. He had lived in Brunswick all of his life, graduating from Glynn Academy in 1958. He was a Barber & Beautician, who enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his sons, Shenan Foster, (Fawn), of Hortense, Scotty Foster (Cindy) of Cope, SC, a sister, Connie Taylor (Jughead), of Brunswick, grandchildren, Slade Foster, Blake Foster, Skye Foster, and T.J. Foster, a great granddaughter, Brielle Foster. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Marvin Foster, and a sister, Juan Hendley.
WARNER, Henry 'Hank'
Henry 'Hank' Warner, 64, of Waverly, passed away Sunday, January 27, 2019, at Hospice of the Golden Isles.
A service, to celebrate Hank's life, will be held at Chapman Funeral Chapel, Thursday, January 31, 2019, 11:00 am. A visitation for family and friends will be held at the funeral home, from 10:00 am to service time.
Hank was born June 12, 1954, in Philadelphia, PA, to Harry and Agnes Warner. He was a graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School, and a member of St. Matthew's Catholic Church in National Park, NJ. Hank was employed as a welder with the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 25, Marine Division, retiring in 2015. Hank was a gentle giant, and was loved by many.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Debbie Warner, children, Betty Furlow of St. Marys, Richard Harper Furlow, III, (Slade Dukes), of Jacksonville, Sarah Behrman (Chris Barlow) of Woodbine, Amanda Bridges (Dustin) of St. Augustine, FL, grandchildren, Alyssa Gregory, Jonathan Furlow, Madyson Behrman, Savannah Behrman, Dylan Bridges, Logan Bridges, Ethan Bridges, sisters and brothers, Eileen Lewis (Bill), Kevin Warner (Jean), Tommy Warner, all of New Jersey, Sister Cecilia Warner of Louisiana, nephews and nieces, Dustin Warner, Kirk Warner, Susan Warner, Kathleen Lemon, Frank Lewis, Erin Lewis, and Harry Warner. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, John Warner.
JOHNSON, Evelyn "Peachy"
Evelyn "Peachy" Harris Johnson, 69, of Brunswick, passed away Friday morning, at home, surrounded by her loving family.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 1:00PM, at Chapman Funeral Chapel with Pastor Drew Thompson officiating. Interment will follow in Palmetto Cemetery with Jeffrey Wallace, Aaron Pender, Sean Furmage, Wesley Parker, Kenny Crum, Joey Harris, Jr. serving as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Linda & Greg Horne, Pat Lynn, Macy & Creighton Harrell, Peggy Moore, Barbara Moody, Frances Martin, Dena Boyd, Jason Harris, Dr. Moran & Staff, Dr. Lim & Staff
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 12:00 until service time, at the funeral home.
Peachy was born Sept. 10, 1949, in Baxley, GA, to Donald Parell Harris and Madelyn Durden Harris, she had lived in Brunswick most of her life, attending Glynn Academy, Georgia Southern University, and was a member of Lakeside United Methodist Church. Peachy was a cafeteria manager at Brunswick High and later taught Commercial Foods there and retired in 1987. After retirement from Brunswick High School, she worked in several other capacities that included food and beverage management along with retail.
Peachy is survived by her children, son, Charlie Johnson (Lynn), daughters, Jenny Bell (Chris), and Margie Flowers (Craig), 8 grandchildren, C.J. Johnson, Lindsay Johnson (Jeffrey), Taylor Johnson (Aaron), Austin Bell (Lindsay), Avery Bell, Chandler Strean, Kelsee Johnson (Skyler Partin, Sr.), and Callen Flowers, 4 great-grandchildren, Colin Willis, Ryleigh Wallace, Tymberly Wallace, and Skyler Partin, Jr., 3 sisters, Betty Cook, Shelia Parker (Johnny), and Marie "Tootsie" Harris, 2 brothers, Parell Harris (Helen), Joey Harris, Sr.(Linda), many special cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews with special mention to Lydia Reynolds and Jennifer Ogden.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Walton 'Pug' Johnson, brother, Danny Harris, his wife Jean, brother Shelby Harris.
HAMMER, Timothy Paul
Timothy 'Tim' Paul Hammer, 34, of Brunswick, passed away January 21, 2019, at his residence.
A visitation for family and friends will be held Friday, January 25, 2019, 6:00 PM, at Chapman Funeral Chapel.
Tim was born November 21, 1984, in Wichita Falls, TX, to Charles Leonard Hammer and Sharon Kaye Brewer Hammer. Tim attended Brunswick High School, was a member of The Chapel, and was employed by Ammons Fence. He was a musician who enjoyed singing, playing the guitar, and playing the piano, and was an avid reader, always interested in learning something new. Tim was a wonderful son and was a loving uncle to his niece Alana.
Survivors include his mother, Sharon Hammer, his grandmother, Vera Sellers Liles, and a brother, Kenneth Hammer (Leslie), all of Brunswick, a brother, Raymond Hammer (Suzanne) of Williamsburg, VA, a sister, Katherine Hammer of Peyton, CO, nieces, Alana, Maddie, and Christina, Nephews, Shawn and Joey, several aunts and uncles, and many cousins. Tim was preceded in death by his father, Charles Hammer, maternal grandfather, Kenneth C. Brewer, paternal grandparents, Gordon and Virginia Hammer.
CHAPMAN, Jo B.
Jo Bradford Chapman, 73, of Brunswick, passed away Sunday at Southeast Georgia Health System.
Funeral services with military honors, will be held Saturday, 11:00 am, at Chapman Funeral Chapel with Rev. Darrell Joyner officiating. A visitation for family and friends will be held one hour prior to service time, at the funeral home. A private inurnment will be held at a later date in Evergreen Cemetery. Jo was born June 30, 1945, in Brunswick, to Zailee Claire Smith and Clyde Allison Chapman. He was a 1965 graduate of Glynn Academy, and served with the United States Army during Vietnam, receiving the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and Vietnam Campaign Medal. He was a Funeral Director and Embalmer with Carter Funeral Home of Richmond Hill. Jo had lived in Brunswick most of his life and attended Glynn Baptist Church, he was a life member of V.F.W Post 2588, and Friends of Bill W. for 32 years.
Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Sharon Prescott Chapman, children, Brad Chapman (Audrey), and Meredith Horne (Rodney), all of Brunswick, Step-Children, Sheldon Nichols (Jamie), Patrick Nichols (Karen), all of Brunswick, Christopher Nichols (Casie) of Mt. Pleasant, a sister, Jenny Swick of Hawaii, grandchildren, Victoria Horne, Thomas Horne, Emmalise Chapman, Raegan Chapman, McKenzie, Jonathon, Aaron, Hannah, Baily, and Kalyn Nichols, nieces, Allyson Chapman, Sloan Tindall, nephews, Al Chapman, III, and Quillan Nelson, great nieces, Hannah Tindall, Logan Tindall, and a great nephew, Timothy Tindall. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Al Chapman.
Elisha Strom, 84, of Brunswick, formerly of Patterson, passed away Friday, January 11, 2019, in Brunswick.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 13, 2019, 1:00 PM, at Chapman Funeral Chapel with Rev. Julian Strom and Rev. Stanley Steverson officiating. A private interment will follow at 3:00 PM, at the Blackshear Cemetery in Blackshear. A visitation, for family and friends, will be held at the funeral home, one hour prior to service time.
Elisha was born November 17, 1934, in Telfair County, GA, to Mary Burgess and George Washington Strom. He was a 1954 graduate of Milan High School, and started his sales career as a door to door salesman with Fuller Brush Company. He then worked in Industrial Sales most of his career, running his own company, Nu Chem Industries, since 1976, officially retiring in 2018. Elisha was a devoted Christian, who loved old time Gospel music, attending Emanuel Baptist Church in Blackshear, loved to play the piano and keyboard, and sing those Gospel songs. He enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, and fishing.
Survivors include his daughters, Nell Murray (Tim), and Ronda Brinson (Mike), grandchildren, Blake Murray, Samantha Murray West, Mikey Brinson, Mikala Brinson, and Mikinley Brinson, Great grandchildren, Alexis West, Eli West, Carter Murray, Ryan Murray, Walker West, and Deacon Murray, a brother, Walter Julian Strom, and a sister, Yvonne Nunnold, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by eight siblings, his first wife, Willie Jo Bridges Strom, July 29, 2005, and his second wife, Joyce Gasque Strom, January 18, 2014.
Francis 'Frank' George Grovola, Jr., 80, of Brunswick, passed away Monday, January 8, 2019, at Hospice of the Golden Isles.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 12, 2019, 10:00AM, at Chapman Funeral Chapel with Rev. Don Combs officiating. Interment, with military honors, will follow at Palmetto Cemetery, with Jeff Chapman, Bruce Wood, Wayne Doke, Joe Strickland, Chuck Booth, and Richard (Dickey)Culpepper serving as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Grubb and staff, Dr Heery and staff.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 PM, at Chapman Funeral Chapel.
Mr. Grovola was born March 24, 1938, in Chester, PA. He had moved to Brunswick in 1958, stationed at NAS Glynco, while serving with the United States Navy. Mr. Grovola was a member of Lakeside United Methodist Church, was an active member of Woodmen of the World, was a volunteer with MAP International, and was an avid automobile enthusiast.
Survivors include, his wife of 58 years, Rita G. Grovola, a son, Terry Grovola (Lynda), a daughter, Karen G. Thompson, all of Brunswick, a brother, Joe Grovola of San Diego, CA, sisters, Ruthann Walker of Delaware, and Maria Hassel of Columbus, GA, grandchildren, Jason Brandies (Brooke), Brandon Gregory (Jill), Amanda Grovola, T.J. Grovola, 4 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
SOLLENBERGER, Ellen Keckler
Ellen Keckler Sollenberger, 95, of St. Simons Island, GA, passed away November 11, 2018, at her residence.
A service to celebrate her life, will be held at a later date at Christ Church Frederica.
Ellen Keckler Sollenberger, 95, of St. Simons Island, GA, passed away November 11, 2018, at her residence.
A service to celebrate her life, will be held at a later date at Christ Church Frederica.
Mrs. Sollenberger was born December 19, 1922, in Highfield, MD, to Omar Washington Keckler and Margaret Ellen Happel Keckler. She had been a resident of St. Simons Island for 40 years, coming from St. Croix, USVI, and was a member of Christ Church Frederica.
Survivors include her children, Mark Sollenberger of Lenoir City, TN, and Jane S. Smithers of New York, NY, and grandchildren Gregory Landis Smithers, Lauren Duke Smithers, Eric Landis Sollenberger.