Category Archives: Obituaries

Joan B. Heckenlaible – September 23, 2017

Joan B. Heckenlaible, 81, of St. Marys, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at Hospice of the Golden Isles In Brunswick with her family by her side.
Born October 25, 1935 in Sanford, Maine, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Edna Bennett.  She was also predeceased by her three brothers, Everett Bennett, Lloyd Bennett, Donald Bennett, and her sister Barbara Belanger.
Mrs. Heckenlaible grew up in the area and attended local schools.  On March 28, 1968, she married Donald Heckenlaible in South Dakota, later moved to Lisbon, Maine, then to Camden County in 1991.  She loved spending time with her family and spoiling her grand and great grandchildren.  She also enjoyed NASCAR racing, Jaguar football and arts and crafts.
She is survived by her husband, Don Heckenlaible of St. Marys; children, Timothy Hall of Woodbine, Roger Hall (Cindy) of Sanford, ME, Wendell Hall of Milo, ME, Dana Hall (Cynthia) of Lisbon Falls, ME, and Ardis Hall of St. Marys; sister Constance Moad of Lisbon, ME; brother, Raymond Bennett of Lisbon, ME; 17 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and many close friends.
Private services will be held at a later date.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Mark Arthur Grady – September 14, 2017

Mark Arthur Grady, 57, of Kingsland passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Southeast Georgia Health System, Camden Campus.

Mark was born May 16, 1960 in Pittsburgh, PA.  He had resided in Camden County for the past 15 years,  was a  retired Master Diesel Mechanic, and a veteran of the United States Navy.

Mark was a loving husband, father, son, brother, and grandfather.  Most of Mark’s life was all about taking care of his wife, children and grandchildren, whom he was so proud of.  He was a member of the King of Peace Episcopal Church in Kingsland.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Jeanie Grady of Kingsland; sons, Mark A. Grady, Jr. of Kingsland, Raymond D. Grady of VA, and Andrew T. Grady of Kingsland; father and step-mother, Arthur and Sue Grady; brother Scott Grady of PA; sister, Kelley Wade of TX; grandchildren, Shea, Sean, Kobi, Kloe’, Kira, Kris, and Kymma; several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Pauline Fisher.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the King of Peace Episcopal Church in Kingsland with Fr. Al Crumpton officiating.  The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys.  Burial will be held at the Jacksonville National Cemetery.

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

Daphene Junk – September 12, 2017

Daphene L. Junk, 94, of St. Marys passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017 in Nashville, Georgia.
Daphene was born February 4, 1923 in Waycross, GA, to the late Lois Ella McCullough Lovett and Willis Clinton Lovett.  She was also preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Raymond Junk.
She had been a resident of Camden County since 1949, and was a member of the St. Marys United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her son, Raymond Junk, II (Janice) of Fernandina Beach, FL; sister, Charlotte Hudson of Blackshear; grandsons, Raymond Junk, III of Keyston Heights, FL, and Andrew Junk (Colleen) of Washington, DC; great granddaughters, Amelia and Anastasia Junk of Keystone Heights, FL, and new great granddaughter Cora Lee Junk of Washington, DC; beloved longtime companion, Jason “Pete” Pierce of Kingsland.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Marys at 10:00 am.  There will be no visitation.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Lois Bremer Hall – September 9, 2017

Lois Bremer Hall, 94, of St. Marys passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Coffee Regional Medical Center in Douglas.
Born July 27, 1923 in Chicago, ILL, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Mabel Bremer.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Hall and son, Richard Hall.
Coming from Fernandina Beach, FL, she had resided in Camden County for the past 14 years.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of St. Marys, the First Presbyterian Womens Circle, and Elder in the Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Hall was a life long musician, a Hand Bell Director and Ringer, and Salvation Army Bell ringer. She volunteered  to help the hungry, was a member of the community band in Fernandina Beach, FL, was the recipient of the Elsie Harper Volunteer of the Year Award given by the City of Fernandina Beach, FL in 2001, and two term President of the Fernandina Beach Women’s Club.   She traveled all over the world, which she was so proud of.  She was also named Who’s Who in American Women.
A Celebration of Mrs. Hall’s Life will be held Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church in St. Marys with Rev. Rick Douylliez officiating. The family will meet with friends one hour prior to services in the social hall.  Burial will follow the services at Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.
Survivors include her son and daughter in law, Donn and Joan Hall of Bloomington, Indiana; daughter Barbara Hall of St. Marys; grandchildren, Sean Hall of Bloomington, Indiana, and Jesse Hall (Afee) of Spain; several nieces and nephews.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Paul Sumner Smith – September 6, 2017

Paul Sumner Smith, 76, of Kingsland, passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Southeast Georgia Health System, Camden Campus.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Kay Smith of Kingsland; daughter, Sara Hatchell; step-children, Venue Herring, Deanna Lindsey, and Omar Clemons; 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Private services are to be held at a later date.

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

Robert “Bud” Sloan – September 8, 2017

Robert “Bud” Sloan, 78, of St. Marys passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 at Coffee Regional Medical Center in Douglas.
Bud was born September 27, 1938 in Screven, GA, and was the son of the late Clester and Estelle Sloan.  He was also preceded in death by a son, Robert Franklin Sloan, Jr.
Bud had been a resident of Camden County since 1958, and was retired from Gilman Paper Company with 41 years of service.  Bud loved his gardening, farming, and especially his chickens.  He was known to all as the “Bee Whisperer”.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 10:00 am at Westside Baptist Church with Pastor James Roberson and Pastor Greg Gardell officiating.  Interment to follow at Laura Chapel Cemetery in Patterson.  The family will receive friends on Friday evening at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Pallbearers: Roy E. Sloan, Billy Riggins, Jonathan Sloan, Joshua Sloan, Matthew Sloan, Charlie Lineker, Gregory Sloan and William C. Sloan.
Survivors include his wife, Carlie Strickland Sloan of St. Marys; Children: Rebecca Ann Donahue (Paul) of St. Marys, Roy E. Sloan (Paula) of Stuttgart, Germany, and William Clester Sloan (Nancy) of Kingsland; brother, Pete Sloan of St. Marys; sisters, Sally Dixon (James) and Joyce Dixon (Oran) of Blackshear; 8 grandchildren, Brandy, Billy, Amanda, Jonathan, Joshua, Matthew, Emily, and Gregory; 6 great grandchildren, Ella, Haidyn, Clayton, Arriana, Sophia, and Makenzie; several nieces and nephews.
The family requests memorial contributions in memory of Bud Sloan be made to Westside Baptist Church or Relay for Life.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Chapel of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Bonesse R. Gray – August 21, 2017

Bonesse R. Gray, 87, of St. Marys, passed away Monday, August 21, 2017 at the Folkston Park Nursing Home in Folkston.
Born March 28, 1930 in Mississippi, she was the daughter of the late John and Laudie Robinson.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, George Gray, Jr.
Mrs. Gray had resided in Camden County most all of her life and was a Homemaker.  She devoted her life caring for her daughter, and and enjoyed reading, crocheting, and loved gardening, as said by her family and friends, she had a huge green thumb.
Funeral services will be held Friday, August 25, 2017 at 11:00 am at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys, with Pastor Verdell Griffin, Sr. officiating.  Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time.
Pallbearers: Jason Branch, Henry Mathis, Alvin Camacho, Greg Crews, Deacon Howard Dawson, and Brother Nelson Rhone, Jr.
Survivors include her daughter, Yvonne Suzanne Gray of St. Marys; three nieces, Sharon Mathis, Karen Branch, and Brenda Branch; several other nieces and nephews.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.