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Sharon Ratliff – October 5, 2018

Sharon Darlene Ratliff, 61, of Woodbine, passed away Friday, October 5, 2018 at UF Health, Gainesville, Florida.
Sharon was born February 10, 1957 in Jacksonville, Florida.  She had been a resident of Camden County for the past 30 years and was of the Baptist faith.  Sharon was a liver transplant survivor, and enjoyed her gardening, animals and was an excellent cook.  She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, grandmother and great grandmother.  She was preceded in death by her father, William Ratliff, and two sisters, Pamela O’Shields and Antoinette Herrin.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 11:00 am at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys with Pastor Eddie Rawls and Dawn Drury officiating.  Burial to follow at Lawnwood Cemetery in Kingsland.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at Allison Memorial Chapel from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Pallbearers: Beau Copher, Tyler Cobb, Bill Ratliff, Jimmie Williams, Mark Ratliff, Terry Pierce, and Chris Ratliff.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Pierce of Woodbine, mother, Ann Herrin of Jacksonville, FL; three children, Nicole Fletcher, Bobbie Jo Williams (Jimmy), and Beau Copher; three brothers, Bill Ratliff (Tammy), Mark Ratliff, and Chris Ratliff; 7 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Gail Planas – September 27, 2018

GAIL WELLING PLANAS, 68, of St. Marys
passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, September
27, 2018 after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer.

She is survived by her husband John
Planas; son and daughter-in-law Stephen and Katherine Planas; brother John
Welling; and cousins Linda Farney and Sandra Farney. Gail will be laid to rest
in Lowville, NY, alongside her parents, Albert C. and Gladys Farney Welling, and
her maternal grandparents.

Born in Lowville on February 6, 1950,
Gail was raised in Buffalo, NY and Cheshire, CT. She attended Marietta College
in Ohio, receiving her B.A. in 1972. Gail worked as a TV news anchor in
Parkersburg, WV; in retail advertising in Cincinnati and Toledo, OH; and in
radio advertising in Findlay, OH and Rockland, ME. For several years, she also
managed the gift shops of the Owls Head Transportation Museum in Owls Head, ME
and the Cumberland Island National Seashore in St. Marys, GA, until her
retirement.

Gail enjoyed tending her garden, taking
walks through the neighborhood looking for planting ideas, and cooking
traditional family recipes. Reading mystery novels and solving crossword puzzles
were her favorite leisure activities.

Gail had a lifelong fascination with
and love of sea turtles. In lieu of flowers, she and her family wish for
contributions in her memory to be made to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on
Jekyll Island. To make a donation, visit
jekyllislandfoundation.org and click
“Give Today;” call (912) 635-4100 (ask for Bonnie); or mail a check to
J
ekyll
Island Foundation, P.O. Box 13002, Jekyll Island, GA 31527.
Reference “GSTC/Planas” when making your gift.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral
Home of St. Marys was in charge of local arrangements.  Inurnment services will
be held by Iseneke Funeral Home in Louisville.
KY..

Randa Mimi Klawuhn – September 26, 2018

Randa Mimi Klawuhn, 47, of St. Marys, passes away Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick.
Randa was born January 15, 1971 in Bangor, Maine.  She had been a resident of Camden County since 1993 and taught at Matilda Harris Elementary School for 25 years.  Randa was also former Georgia Teacher of the Year.  She was a member of the St. Marys First Baptist Church and Sunday School teacher for the children.  She enjoyed reading and inspiring children to read.
Funeral services and a Celebration of Randa’s Life will be held Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 3:00 pm at St. Marys First Baptist Church with Pastor Steve Kegley officiating.  The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to service time at 2:00 pm.  A private interment will be held at Jacksonville National Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Jack Klawuhn, three children, Garrett Klawuhn, Jonah Klawuhn, and Kalista Klawuhn all of St. Marys; sister, Amanda McCullough of Austin, TX;her fur babies, Daisy and Pumpkin, and extended family at Matilda Harris Elementary School.
The family requests memorial contributions in memory of Randa, be made to the Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Golden Isles Parkway, Brunswick, GA  31525.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Wanda Easterling – September 20, 2018

Wanda D. Easterling, 77, of White Oak, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at her residence.
Born July 30, 1941 in Gainesville, GA, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Madeline Strode McMillan.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Easterling.
Wanda had been a resident of Camden County since 1981 and was retired from the Camden County Sheriff’s Office.
Survivors include her four children, Fred English (Bridgett) of Waverly, Cindy Elliott (David) of Warner Robins, Wade English (Carol) of Kingsland, and Renee’ Easterling of Brunswick; 7 grandchildren, Lindsay Blecker, Heather English, Candice Thigpen, David Roberts English, April Meadows, Crystal Rahn, and Brian English; 11 great grandchildren.
Private services will be held by the family at a later date.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret Doyle – September 19, 2018

Margaret Deane Doyle, 71, of Kingsland, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at Southeast Georgia Health System, Camden.
Mrs. Doyle was born June 7, 1947 in Lubbock, Texas and had resided in Camden County for the past 21 years.  She was a member of the Kiwanis Club and the DAR.  She loved scrapbooking, crocheting and knitting. 
Survivors include her husband, Bob Doyle of Kingsland; mother, Mary Margaret Sifford of Lubbock, TX; three children, Lisa Davis of St. Marys, James Range of TX, and Melissa Lewis (Tom) of VA; brother, David Sifford of Lubbock, TX; sister, Nancy Alana (Don) of Granbury, TX; 7 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her father Roy D. Sifford.
Memorial services were held Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 11:00 am at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys with Martin Turner officiating.
The family requests memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Doyle be made to the ASPCA fund.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Barry E. Barlow – September 18, 2018

Barry E. Barlow, 57, of St. Marys, passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at Community Hospice, St. Vincent’s in Jacksonville, FL.
Barry was born May 21, 1961 in Homerville, GA.  He attended Long County High School and was an avid pursuer of higher education while working towards his Masters degree.  He was very good at debating, a fan of electronics, big on research, and loved reading and politics.
Barry was a veteran of the United States Navy, and was of the Baptist faith.
Funeral services will be held Friday, September 21, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys with Rev. Curtis Cantrell officiating.  Burial to follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.  Pallbearers: Tyler Barlow, Tanner Barlow, Trent Barlow, Colby Barlow, Bob Coble and Arnold Walker.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home one our prior to services.
Survivors include his daughter, Ashley Barlow Bell of Ludowici; mother, Beverly Barlow of St. Marys; sister, Joy B. Smith of Ludowici; brothers, Dennis B. Barlow (Shannon) of Valdosta and Chris Barlow (Sarah) of Woodbine; two grandchildren, Carrollynn and Cayden and several nieces and nephews. Barry was preceded in death by his father, Curtis Eugene Barlow, and grandparents, Luna and Felder Adams and Ira and Minnie Lee Barlow.
The family requests memorial contributions in memory of Barry Barlow be made to the Abundant Harvest Baptist Church, building fund.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Truman Delano Cribbs – September 16, 2018

Truman Delano Cribbs, 73, passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2018.

Mr. Cribbs was born April 13, 1945 in Gainesville, Georgia, and was the son
of the late Elzie Loren Cribbs and the late Ida Mae Barnard Cribbs.  He was
also preceded in death by his brother, Jr Cribbs and sister, Shelba Jean
Waters.

Mr. Cribbs had been a resident of Camden County since 1970 and was retired
from Gilman Paper Company with 38 years of service.  He enjoyed hunting,
fishing and dearly loved his family.

Survivors include his wife, Mary E. Cribbs of Jacksonville, FL; three
daughters, Lori Raffield (Mark) of Jacksonville, FL, Lynette Sanders (Eric)
of Holt, FL, and Bridgette Dixon (Doug) of Woodbine; sister, Mary Frances
Bradley of Statesboro; five grandchildren, Robert Sanders, Henry Sanders,
Skyler Hadden, Austin Dixon, and Kierstyn Raffield; three great
grandchildren, Peighton Dixon, Clayton Hadden, Colton Hadden, and his fur
baby, Missy.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, October 27, 2018, at 11:00 am at
Harbor Worship Center in Kingsland.

Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of
arrangements.

Edward D. Walker – September 14, 2018

Edward Don Walker, 69, of Kingsland, passed away at his home on Friday, September 14, 2018.
Born September 24, 1948 in Sayre, OK, he was the son of the late Wilson Wright Walker and the late Ruby Faye Veal Walker.  He was also preceded in death by his brother, James Calvin Walker.
Mr. Walker had resided in Camden County for the past 31 years.  After retiring from 20 years of service in the United States Navy, he was an insurance and investment agent, and Business Development Director for United First Federal Credit Union.  He loved traveling with family and wood working.
A Celebration of Mr. Walker’s life will be held Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the family home.  The family requests that friends and family wear shorts and flip flops in honor of his preferred attire.
Memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Walker should be made to a Humane Society or Animal Shelter of their choice.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Ann Walker of Kingsland; two sons, Kyle Walker of Jacksonville, FL., and Jason Walker (wife Kristi) of Murfreesboro, TN.; five grandchildren, Shea Walker, Evan Walker, Zoey Thomson, Madison Walker, Melanie Lizon (husband Eric), and great grandson, Carter Allen Lizon.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.