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Bryan ‘Brian’ Croft- Nov. 7, 2019


Bryan ( Brian) Eugene Croft, 51, passed peacefully surrounded by his family on November 7, 2019.  He was born in Peoria, Illinois on February 29, 1968.  Bryan enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, going to the beach, and fishing.  Bryan served for the Air Force.

Bryan is survived by his loving wife Kristie, sons Troy, Matthew and Joshua. Mother Barbara Hall, brother Jamie Hall and his wife Elizabeth and son Damien Alexander, sister Brandie Hall. And many nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles.

Bryan will be deeply missed and his precious memories will always be cherished.

The funeral will take place at Jacksonville National Cemetery in Jacksonville, FL on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at  1:30 p.m. and his celebration of life will be held on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 3 p.m. GulfView Grace Church 6639 Hammock Road Port Richey, FL 34668.

Terrance Fish- October 10, 2019


Terrance (Terry) Fish, age 77, passed away peacefully at his home in St. Mary’s, Georgia, with his daughters by his side on Thursday, October 10, 2019. His beloved wife, Jackie Denis-Fish and parents, Jeremiah and Nelly, predeceased Terry. He was born on October 31, 1941 in North Stonington, Connecticut. He attended Norwich Free Academy until he left to enroll in the US Army. He was in the military for 6 years and was a sharp shooter rifleman and an air borne ranger completing over 300 jumps. He was honorably discharged to move back home and spend time with his family in CT. He earned a Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal 2nd Award and Sharpshooter Badge Rifle M-14. He retired from General Dynamics, Electric Boat Division in 2007. In his spare time, he loved photography, drawing, cooking delicious meals, gardening and spending time with his family. He married his soul mate, Jackie Denis, on July 21, 1962 in Jewett City, Connecticut. 


Terry will be lovingly remembered by his daughters Candy Fish, Kim (William) Trantalis, Stacey (Rick) Mendez and Michelle Fish, Grandchildren Danielle (Dan) Mikulak, Jennifer Trantalis, Ashlynn (Zack) Highsmith, Charlene Storey and Anthony Storey and Great Grandchidlren Ayden, Kaleb and Evelynn Highsmith and Olivia Mikulak.


A celebration of life will be held in Jewett City, Connecticut in 2020. 


Allison Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.


Eleanor Lewis- November 6, 2019

Eleanor Grace Lewis (née Goodhue) passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 at Southeast Georgia Senior Care Center in Saint Mary’s, Georgia. She was 89.

She is survived by her two daughters Susan (Dick) Sutton and Sharon (Tim) Miller, granddaughter Amanda Hampton and great grandson Aiden Hampton, and grandsons Sean Miller (Kim) and Kevin Miller (Kenzi).

Eleanor was the daughter of Ernest and Merle (Bell) Goodhue, the oldest of three children. Her father Ernest came to the U.S. from New Zealand at the age of sixteen and married Merle, whom he met in Fitzgerald, Georgia. They moved to Vancouver, WA, where Eleanor was raised with her two younger brothers Alvin, who preceded her in death, and Ernest, still living and residing in Issaquah, WA.

Eleanor was married for 67 years to her loving husband Elmer, a veteran of World War II, who passed away on February 5, 2016, in Vancouver, WA. She moved to Saint Mary’s, GA in June, 2017 to be near her daughter Sharon and her husband, and resided at Magnolia Manor Assisted Living facility until June of 2018 when she moved to the Senior Care Center for the last eighteen months of her life, where she was given wonderful care and attention by the staff.

Eleanor was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ. She loved people and was always happy to just sit and watch those around her as they busied themselves with their activities! She was a prolific seamstress in her early life, and she taught her daughters to sew, and they have both continued to actively sew and create throughout the years! Her daughter Susan has been actively sewing, and making her hand sewn crafts annually at Christmastime for many years, thanks to Eleanors early tutoring! Her friendly and kind disposition will be missed by all who knew and loved her! Eleanor will be interred beside her husband in the Willamette National Veterans Cemetery in Portland, Oregon.

Linda Lee Davie- November 2, 2019

Linda Lee Valasek Davie,73, of St. Marys, died Saturday (November 2, 2019) at her residence after a brief illness. Mrs. Davie was born in Kensington, PA to the late August and Sophia Valasek. She was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse and served in that capacity for over 25 years. She loved shopping, watching football and every minute she got to spend with her family. She was affectionately known as “Nee-Nee” and Aunt Linda by her loved ones. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by two siblings, Thomas Valasek and Joyce Duffield; a nephew, Stephen Davie.

Mrs. Davie is survived by her three children, James Christopher Davie and wife Karen, Jennifer Davie Kramer and husband Scott, Thomas Andrew Davie and wife Brittany; four grandchildren, Kara Kramer, Shaun Kramer, Rylan Davie, Crosslin Wilson; a former spouse, James Davie; her companion, John Booker; nieces and nephews, Tracie Lazenby, Salvatore Pizzo, Michael Pizzo, Denise Mager, John Duffield, Michelle Duffield, Susan Hart, Sharon Fendler, Sean Davie and numerous other family members

Memorialization is by Cremation

Allison Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Kerry Underwood- November 6, 2019

Kerry Elizabeth Underwood, the sunlight of our lives left us on Nov. 6, 2019. She brought joy and her free spirit to everyone her life touched. We will forever long to see her smile and hear her laugh just one more time. Her memory and beautiful personality will live on through her two beautiful children Luna, and Clyde, as well as her Momma, Laura, steadfast sister Aimee, protective brothers Cody Lee and Ryan. Her two loving sister-in-laws, Casey and Allexis, and brother-in-law Stacy. Her light will also shine through her many nieces and nephews, as well as countless friends.

A memorial service will be held Monday afternoon (November 11, 2019) at 2:00pm in the Allison Memorial Chapel. The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00pm at the funeral home.

Allison Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Catherine Yount- October 25, 2019

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Catherine “Kitty” Yount of Kingsland, GA, passed away Friday, October 25, 2019 at Hospice of the Golden Isles, in Brunswick, GA, surrounded by her family.

She was a native of Louisville, Kentucky. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. In her early career she was an x-ray technician before becoming a mother. In later years after the children were grown, she was a medicine assistant to the doctor of a private practice in Fort Myers, Florida. After retiring, “Nana” enjoyed time with her family. In the past she had been active in many charitable works, including, the Junior League; Garden Club; Lexington Kentucky. The Daughters of the King; St. Marys, Georgia.

She was preceded in death by her parents, A. Scott Hamilton and Sue “Sid” Hamilton Rowell, also her step-father Richard Rowell.

Survivors include her husband, Barry Yount; a son Donald H Vish (Lisa); a daughter Daphne Sullivan (Russell); eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will take place Sunday November 10, 1PM at Laurel Island Golf Club. In lieu of flowers, a contribution to Hospice of the Golden Isles; 1692 Glynco Parkway; Brunswick, GA, 31525 or Camden County Humane Society; P.O. Box 1270, Kingsland, GA, 31548, would be appreciated.

Allison Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Frank Avery- October 31, 2019


Franklin Delano “Frank” Avery, 78, of St. Marys died Thursday morning (October 31, 2019) at Community Hospice and Palliative Care in Fernandina Beach, Florida after an extended illness. Mr. Avery was born in Stone Mountain, Georgia to the late Harold George Avery, Sr. and Maggie Francis Wells Avery and had made St. Marys his home for the past 20 years. He retired from Nokia, but was a managing supervisor for Southern Bell for many years. He enjoyed boating, fishing and any chance he could manage to get on the water. Mr. Avery loved his family and spending time with them, he was a member of First Baptist Church St. Marys. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother, Harold Avery, Jr.

Mr. Avery is survived by his wife, Susan Nash Avery of St. Marys; two children, John Avery (Beth) of Newnan, Georgia, Ken Avery (Melissa) of Daytona Beach, Florida; five grandchildren, Wesley Avery, Dale Avery, Kathy Avery, Jonathan Avery (Rebecca), Kelsey Gentry (Chris); three great-grandchildren, Addie Gentry, Lily Avery, Jules Avery; a sister, Arlene Downs of Stockbridge, Georgia; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A memorial service will be held Saturday (November 2, 2019) at 11:00am in the Allison Memorial Chapel. The family will be receiving friends beginning at 10:00am at the funeral home. Rev. Vernon Dillingham will be officiating.

Allison Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Richard Durham- October 28, 2019


Richard David Durham, 40, of Kingsland died Monday evening (October 28, 2019) at Hospice of the Golden Isles after an extended illness. Mr. Durham was born in Oceanside, CA to Richard Durham and the late Sharon LaVon Zetko Durham and had just recently moved to Kingsland. He was a Seattle Seahawks fanatic and could work the grill when entertaining family and friends at a BBQ. He enjoyed playing video games especially Call of Duty, but his true passion was his family which he loved dearly and all the time he got to spend with them.

Mr. Durham served his country by joining the United States Navy where he served for 21 years making rank as Senior Chief. He was stationed all over the country from, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, Groton, Connecticut and would always look out for his men.

Mr. Durham is survived by his wife Lynette Durham of Kingsland; three children, Naomi Durham, Kalicia Durham, RJ Durham all of Kingsland; his father, Richard Durham; five siblings, Cindy Bradly husband Mark of South Dakota, Mary Cohen of South Dakota, Sally Myrick husband Bob of California, Robert Durham fiancee Madny of California, Randy Durham wife Ashley of Kingsland; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A graveside service will be held Friday morning (November 1, 2019) at 11:00am at Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Marys. A Reception for family and friends will follow at Christ Church in St. Marys. Pastor Romey Luke will officiate the service.

Allison Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Royal Walker, Jr.- October 25, 2019

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Royal Lee Walker, Jr., 77, of Woodbine, died Friday, October 25 at Southeast Georgia Health Systems of Camden of complications from his long and courageous battle with cancer. A native of Camden County, Mr. Walker lived his whole life on the banks of his beloved Satilla River.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Royal Lee Walker, Sr. and Rebecca Morrow Walker, and two siblings, Marie and Shirley. In his earlier years he was employed at Gilman Paper Company, and later retired as a supervisor at Glynn County Public Works.

Mr. Walker was a charter member and supporter of the Woodbine Opry, and seldom missed a performance until his health failed. He was an avid outdoorsman, fisherman and an expert hunter, tracker and marksman. Mr. Walker was a kind and generous man who was a friend to all, and an excellent neighbor.
He is survived by his wife, Edith Schlegel Walker; four children, Melba Parrott, Roy Walker, III, Kristy Shannon husband Michael, Misty Soldatis husband Dennis; a step-daughter, Jennifer Kruger; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; four siblings, Jeanette, Debbie, Lynn, Jaynie; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

The family will hold a memorial at a later date. Memorial gifts may be made to Woodbine Opry, 205 Camden Ave., Woodbine, Ga., 31569.

Allison Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Randy Wampler- Ocotber 22, 2019

Randy Wampler

Randy Eugene Wampler, 65, of Kingsland, GA passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick, GA.  He was born in Abingdon, VA to Eugene Pierce Wampler and Erma Jane Mowery Wampler. He and his father worked side-by-side for nearly 40 years as the owner/operators of Wampler’s Sunoco. After retiring from the family business, Randy and his wife of 33 years, moved to Kingsland where he took on a part-time job at Kings Bay Cinemas in St. Marys, GA.  Since he never met a stranger and was always up to chatting, this job gave him great pleasure. The rest of his free time was spent fishing, watching movies, and making things for those he loved.

Randy is survived by his wife, Brenda Worley Wampler of Kingsland, GA and three children, Erica Parsons (Joe) of Virginia Beach, VA, Maranda Wampler (Gary) of Lexington, KY, and Lisa Minton (Bill) of Kingsland, GA.  He was the proud Papaw of five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren: Colton and Caleb Parsons, Addisyn Wampler, Alyssa Mimiaga, and Kendall, Rowen, and Ezekiel Benjamin. He also leaves behind three sisters, Becky Bratton (Joey) and Kathy Vencill (Delmer Lynn) both of Lebanon, VA and Donna White (Walter) of Abingdon, VA as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and special friends. Though his time on Earth may have been short-lived, the family takes great comfort in knowing that he is no longer suffering and that he is rejoicing in Heaven with his daughter, Jessica Wampler and his dad, who had both preceded him death.

The family will receive visitors at the Antioch House of Prayer on North Fork River Road in Abingdon, VA on Sunday, October 27th from 5-7pm with the funeral services following. A brief burial service will be held for family and close friends at Temple Hill Memorial Garden in Castlewood, VA on Monday, October 28th at 11am.

The family would like to offer their thanks in advance to Rev. Ted Rasnake and Jason Nunley who will be preaching the service and recognize the following pallbearers: Scott Thompson, Jeremy Rhea, Adam Wampler, Mike Hughes, Don Hughes, and Billy Wayne Wampler. Dewey Helbert, Johnny Mowery, and Tommy Bradley will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys, Georgia and Farris Funeral Services in Abingdon, Virginia are assisting the family.