Monthly Archives: June 2014

Alice M. Dobbins – June 26, 2014

Alice Marie Dobbins, devoted mother and beloved friend was welcomed into heaven on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at the age of 75.
Alice was born on September 15, 1938, in Rochester, New York, where she spent most of her natural life before moving to Camden County to be her with her daughter in 1991.  She worked at the NSB Kingsbay MWR as a Recreational Aid at the Youth Center, Bowling Center, and Fitness Complex. All knew her as Mom, Grandma, Nana, as Granny Grunt to one and as Speedy Gun Grandma to another.  She has left a void in all of our lives and one day we will all be with her again.
Survivors include two daughters, Wendy Sedam (Dave) of Kingsland, GA,  and Lisa Johnson (Dan) of Geneseo, NY; son, Sean Dobbins (Lisa Judwick) of Spencerport, NY; son-in-law, Robert Gardner of Rochester, NY; grandchildren, Bobby Gardner, Christopher Sedam (Kelly), Jennifer Jutton (Jason), Steven Dobbins (Nicole), Heather Dobbins (Chelsie), Amber and Alex Lennington; nine great grandchildren and special extended family, Aileen Conklin (Pat), Robyn Vedua, Cathy
McDonald (Sean) and all their families.  She was preceded in death by her daughter, Sheryl Ann Gardner.
At her request, there will be no Memorial Services.
The family requests memorial contributions in her memory by made to Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31525.
A private inurnment by the family will be held at a later date.
Allison Memorial Chapel of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Maximus Amadeus Linville – June 21, 2014

Maximus Amadeus Linville, infant son of Christopher and Stephanie Linville of St. Marys, passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2014.
Other survivors include his brothers, Brock Linville and Brodie Linville of St. Marys; grandparents, Steven and Beverly Clindaniel of Newcomb, NM, and Ron and Nancy Linville of Nappanee, IN; great grandparents, Rosemary Martin of Goshen, IN, Gardenia Clindaniel of Elkhart, IN, and Rosa Carter of Plymouth, IN; uncle, Zachary Clindaniel (Ambre) of Ferris, TX, and aunt, Rachel Yoder (Chris) of Nappanee, IN.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
Allison Memorial Chapel of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Francis “Frank” Roland Koehler – June 17, 2014

Frances “Frank” Koehler, 72, of Kingsland, passed away June 19, 2014 at his residence.
Born March 16, 1942 in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Roland and Mary Clark Koehler.  He was also preceded in death by his brother, Edward Koehler.
Mr. Koehler had been a resident of Camden County since 2005, and retired from his business, The Koehler Group, in 2001.  He gave to many charitable organizations and to individuals in need.  He was a gentleman and a true lover of life, including being an avid golfer and lover of cats.  He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving his country honorably during the Vietnam Era.
A Celebration of Mr. Koehler’s Life was held on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 12 noon, from Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys, with his son, Francis R. Koehler, Jr. officiating.  A private inurnment will be held at a later date.
Survivors include his wife, Ellyn Christina Koehler of Kingsland; son, Francis Roland Koehler, Jr. (Susan) of Garnet Valley, PA; daughter, April Ellyn Sullivan (Patrick) of Woodbine; brother, Roland Koehler (Diane) of Sea Isle, NJ; sister, Mary Bell (Al) of Ocean City, NJ; grandchildren, Maggie Koehler, Max Koehler, and Dean Koehler; several nieces and nephews.
The family requests memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Koehler be made to the ASPCA, www.aspca.org/donate.
Allison Memorial Chapel of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Sheila Harper Thomas – June 15, 2014

Sheila Harper Thomas, 58, of Jacksonville, passed away on June 15, 2014.  She was born in Valdosta, GA, and grew up and lived in Brunswick, GA, before moving to Jacksonville in 1986.

Sheila was a 1974 graduate of Glynn Academy in Brunswick, and worked in medical insurance for physicians in Brunswick, Jacksonville, and Gainesville, FL.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Kevin Harper, of Brunswick.

Sheila is survived by her daughter, Shelby Thomas, of Oviedo, FL, her parents, Elmer and Joy Harper, of Jekyll Island, GA, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Private services and inurnment will be held at a later date.

Allison Memorial Chapel of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Shaun M. Lewis – June 10, 2014

Shaun M. Lewis, 35, of Kingsland, passed away on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at Southeast Georgia Health System, Camden Campus.
Shaun was born July 16, 1978 in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, and had resided in Camden County since 1996.  He had been employed with Blue Fin Tattoo Shop, and his love of Tattooing will keep his memory going forever.
A gathering of friends and family will be held on Sunday, June 29, 2014, from 3 pm to 5 pm, at the King of Peace Episcopal Church, 6230 Laurel Island Parkway, Kingsland, GA 31548.
Survivors include his two sons, Damien and Malaki Lewis; mother of his children, Robin M. Lewis; parents, Nora and Charles Lorne Lewis of Kingsland; brother, Christopher Lewis; nephew, Joseph Lewis; niece, Courtney Lewis; uncle, Donald Lewis and aunts, Karen Morrison, Betty Miller, Marge Sturther, and Linda Morrison.
Allison Memorial Chapel of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

John M. Love – June 9, 2014

John Marshall Love, 80, of St. Marys, GA, died peacefully on June 9 following a brief illness.

Born on January 30, 1934 in Marshallville, GA, he was the son of the late Floyd P. and Gladys T. Love. He spent his formative years in Cuthbert, GA, and was preceded in death by his brothers Floyd and Richard.

A graduate of Georgia Tech, Mr. Love was hired by Gilman Paper Company in 1960. He retired in 1999 as Senior Vice President of Industrial Relations.

During his career, Mr. Love served on the board of directors of professional, financial, governmental and academic entities. One of his greatest honors was serving on the President’s Council for Georgia Tech.

Mr. Love was a sport enthusiast who enjoyed golf and supported his beloved Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. He and his wife, Linda, have been active in charitable and civic endeavors in St. Marys for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Linda C. Love; two sons, John M. Love, Jr. (Christy) of Lake Asbury, FL, Michael C. Love of Jacksonville, FL; and Wendy M. Dye (Scott) of Watkinsville, GA; five grandchildren, Justin Dye, Amelia Dye, Caitlyn Owens, Payton Owens, and Rylee Love; three sisters-in-law, Aileen Love of West Point, GA, Lena Love of Pasadena, TX, and Mary Ann Blackburn (Joe) of Dublin, GA.

The family will receive visitors on Wednesday, June 11 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Allison Memorial Chapel at 10141 Colerain Road, St. Marys, GA. Graveside services will be held Thursday, June 12 at 10 a.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of him may be sent to First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 709, St. Marys, GA 31558.

Allison Memorial Chapel has charge of the arrangements. (912)729-5000.

Chester E. Rees – June 4, 2014

Chester E. Rees, 78, of Jesup, passed away on Wednesday evening, June 4, 2014 at Jesup Health Care in Jesup, GA.
Mr. Rees was born in Alaska on March 22, 1936, near the Bering Straight, and is part American Eskimo and Cherokee Indian.  In his earlier years as a child, he would go with his father to deliver mail by boat from Ketchikan to Seward. He was very familiar with the  Iditarod, an intense race that is run every year from Anchorage to South Central Alaska to Nome on the western Bering Sea.  The Ilitarod has also been known as the “Last Great Race on Earth”.  It was amazing to see each team which consisted of the musher and 12 to 16 dogs pulling sleds. So many sleds and dogs to go a grueling 1150 miles in 10 to 17 days.  As he grew up he became a commercial fisherman which he loved so much.  Mr. Rees traveled the world before settling down in Folkston, where he lived for almost 10 years, before moving to Jesup.    He was a member of the Bering Straits Native Corporation, was a boxer, and attended Camden Baptist Church in St. Marys.
Mr. Rees was preceded in death by his parents, Orland P. and Edna Merrill Rees, and two brothers, Tiny Rees and James Rees.  Survivors include his children, Faye Balch of Twenty nine Palm, CA, Tania Sanchez (Greg) of LaQuinta, CA, Clinton Rees (Lauren) of Colorado Springs, CO, and Dianne Alford (Michael) of Woodbine; two sisters, Edith Martin of Quincy, WA, and Betty Ketah of Anchorage, AK; 14 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 9, 2014 at 3 pm from Camden Baptist Church with Pastor Edward Dixon officiating.  Burial followed at Colesburg Cemetery in Woodbine.  The family received friends at the church one hour prior to services.
Allison Memorial Chapel of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Wilfried Stein – May 27, 2014

Wilfried Stein, 70, of St. Marys, passed away May 27, 2014 at Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick.
Born May 28, 1943 in Wein, Austria, he was the son of the late Josef and Elizabeth Siegert Stein.  His brother Peter Stein also preceded him in death.
Mr. Stein had resided in Camden County since 2005.  He attended Steyer Oberosterrreich Austria, and received his engineering degree while in Germany.  He was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, and in his earlier years as a child, he served as an altar boy.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy E. Long of St. Marys; brother, Heinrich Stein of Scraswalcaen, Austria, and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services and inurnment will be held at a later date.
The family requests memorial contributions in memory of Wilfried Stein, be made to Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, building fund.
Allison Memorial Chapel of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.