Monthly Archives: July 2014

Grace Catherine Baird – July 24, 2014

Grace C. Baird, 90, of Woodbine, passed away peacefully at her residence with her family at her bedside, on Thursday evening, July 24, 2014.
Born August 4, 1923 in Calumet, MI, she was the daughter of the late Socrates and Emma Antioho.   She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert James Baird and sister, Theodora Davis.
Mrs. Baird had resided in Camden County for the past 20 years.  She enjoyed gardening, reading, crossword puzzles, baking, loved playing bridge, and was an avid traveler and Atlanta Braves fan.  Mrs. Baird loved her family and everyone she knew.  She attended Woodbine United Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 4 pm at the Woodbine United Methodist Church with Rev. Tom Dent and Rev. Jack McCollough officiating.  Interment will follow at Homeward Cemetery in Waverly.
The family will receive friends on Sunday at the Woodbine United Methodist Church Social Hall from 2 pm to 3:30 pm prior to services.  Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Survivors include three daughters, Catherine Simmons (Charles) of Orlando, FL, Cynthia Delano (Ray) of Flint, MI, and Karen Berdan of Rochester Hills, MI; three sons, Richard Baird (Debbie) of Woodbine, James A. Baird of Newcastle, DE, and Robert T. Baird (Kim) of Woodbine; two brothers, Thomas Antioho (Trudy) of Ortonville, MI, and Robert Antioho (Gertie) of Calumet, MI; 15 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Grace Baird may be made to Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA  31525 or the Woodbine Lions Club, P.O. Box 968, Woodbine, GA  31569.
Allison Memorial Chapel of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Madeleine Martineau – July 20, 2014

Madeleine L. Martineau, 96, of St. Marys, passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Southeast Georgia Health System, Camden Campus.

Mrs. Martineau’s burial will be held at Holy Rosary Cemetery in Rochester, New Hampshire on Monday, July 28, 2014.

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

 

 

Mark Allen Mosher – July 18, 2014

Mark A. Mosher, 59, of St. Marys, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, from the results of an accident.
Mr. Mosher is survived by a son, Mark C. Mosher of St. Marys.
Memorial services and inurnment will be held at a later date.
Allison Memorial Chapel of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Evelyn B. Guderian – July 20, 2014

Evelyn B. Guderian, 81, of St. Marys, GA, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the Senior Care Center in St. Marys, GA.

Born February 4, 1933, in Newark, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Carmine and Mary Longhi Bucci. Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Lawrence Bucci and Dominick Bucci, and a sister, Eleanor Pickering.

Mrs. Guderian worked from 1953 to 1960 for Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company. She was active for many years in counseling, training and advocacy for northern Delaware’s disabled citizens, elderly, and at-risk youth. She was a co-chairperson of the Wilmington Area Planning Council, a counselor for the Delaware Association for the Blind, the Easter Seals Society, the Delaware Division for the Visually Impaired and Delaware Criminal Justice Council, and the New Castle County secretary for the National Federation of the Blind.

Coming from Claymont, Delaware, Mrs. Guderian had been a resident of Camden County for the past 6 years.  She was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in St. Marys, GA.

Memorial services will be held on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 11:00 am, at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys, GA, with Fr. Mariusz Fuks officiating.

Survivors include her husband, Joseph Guderian of St. Marys; five children, Gregory Guderian (Douglas) of Belleville, NJ, Carla Carrero (Robert) of Kingsland, GA,  Martin Guderian (Jennifer) of Wilmington, NC, Roger Guderian of Claymont, DE, and Amy Guderian of Smyrna, GA;  sister, Lucille Biese of Lancaster, PA; three grandchildren, Bryan Carrero, Brooke Guderian, and Summer Guderian; several nieces and nephews.

In memory of Mrs. Evelyn B. Guderian, memorial contributions may be made to the Xavier Society for the Blind, Development Office, Two Penn Plaza – Suite 1102, New York, NY 10121-1100.

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

 

Rema Joyce Wentworth – July 4, 2014

Rema Joyce Wentworth, passed away July 4, 2014, in Jacksonville, FL.  She was born, in Oakdale, TN, May 19, 1940, the second of six girls, to Andy and Delcie Ruppe (both deceased).  She grew up in Dayton, Ohio, where she met and married her husband of 49 years, LT  Benny Wentworth, U.S. Navy (Retired).  Following her husband thru his 28 years of naval service, took her to Rhode Island, San Diego, CA, several European countries and finally Jacksonville, FL, in 1975.  Surviving Rema, in addition to her husband, are daughter, Elizabeth Brandt (Blair Reickman) of Holland, MI; son, MAJ Jesse Wentworth, U.S. Army (Kristen) , two grandchildren, Reagan and Jesse Wentworth, all of Norfolk, VA; sisters, Alene Payne (Big Sandy, TN), Emma Maddox (Englewood, OH), Wanda Smith (David) (Corbin, KY) and Carolyn Ruppe (Dayton, OH); sister-in-law, Billie McClure (Clearwater, FL) plus many nieces and nephews, and also, her very dear friend, Paula Brown. Rema’s sister, Pat Stephanitis, passed away in 1987.

Rema was a very loving and giving person ….ANY occasion was a gift giving occasion …sickness, birthdays, anniversaries, births, deaths, visitations, Christmas or for no reason at all ….she just loved to surprise someone with a gift.  Her infectious smile endeared everyone she met to her.  She was a SUPER Mom to two very successful children, fun loving grandmother, and a faithful and loving wife to a grateful husband.  She loved the Lord and to the best of her ability, exuded Jesus in her life.  The world has suffered a huge loss but Heaven has gained a good and faithful servant.

In Jacksonville, FL a viewing will be at 5:00 P.M., Monday, July 7, 2014 with memorial service following at 6:00 P.M., at Trinity Assembly of God Church, 9770 Hogan Road, Jacksonville, FL by Pastor Sam Atkinson of San Jose Baptist Church.

A graveside service and burial will be conducted by Minister David Brown, Caneyville Christian Church, in Bedford, KY at 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, July  9, 2014 at the Bedford Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the American Arthritis Foundation.

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

Sharon R. Johnson – July 15, 2014

Sharon Raulerson Johnson, 48, of Kingsland, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Southeast Georgia Health System, Camden Campus. Her family is confident that Sharon is at this moment in Heaven, with loved ones who  passed before her, before the Throne of God.Sharon lived the majority of her life in Camden county, was a 1984 graduate of Camden County High School and a member of the Lighthouse Church of God. She was employed by the Georgia Baptist Children of Baxley, and was instrumental in molding young teens into women.Sharon was an incredible woman who loved her family dearly.  She enjoyed taking pictures, decorating for the holidays, planning events and making memories with her family that will last a lifetime full of Love. Funeral services will be held on Friday evening, July 18, 2014, at 6 pm at the Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys with Pastor Bobby Wood officiating.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to services at 5 pm. Survivors include her loving husband of 30 years, David A. Johnson of Kingsland; three children, Jennifer Miller (Scott) of Vienna, VA, Jayla Renee Johnson of Kingsland, and Austin Adam David Johnson of Kingsland; brother, Vernon Huey Raulerson (Terresa) of Fernandina Beach, FL; sister, Karen Beasley of St. Marys; cousin, Peggy Inman and daughter Lily of Charleston, SC.          Sharon was preceded in death by her father, Vernon Huey Raulerson, daughter, Ashley Auriel Johnson, and grandmother, Mildred Louis Smith.

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

 

Lynette McBride Lewis – July 11, 2014

Lynette McBride Lewis , aged 71, passed away in Jacksonville, FL on July  11, 2014.  She was a resident of Saint Marys, GA with her husband of 50 years, James W Lewis, Sr.  A memorial service will be held at Agape Church on Thursday, the 17th of June at 11:00.

Lynette was born in Rowan County, NC and grew up on the coast of NC.  She met the love of her life and future husband while attending high school in Morehead City, NC.  After high school, she attended Chowan College in Murfreesboro, NC, Atlantic Christian College in Wilson, NC and later in life, Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, OK.

Lynette was preceded in death by her parents, Haywood W. McBride, Kathryne Peeler McBride and step-mother Nell McBride.  She is survived by her husband, James W. Lewis, Sr.; five children, James W. Lewis Jr. (Lauren), Eric Lewis, Crissy Lewis Mayer (Dan), Jeni Lewis (Scott) and Julie Lewis; thirteen grandchildren and two brothers, Jimmy Madures and Johnny McBride.

Sweet Lynette loved God, family, friends and just about everyone else she met.  She never met a stranger and treated everyone like family. She genuinely loved the people in her life. Lynette was kind, thoughtful and giving. She remembered every birthday, anniversary or special event for the people she loved so dearly.  Lynette was a bubbly person with a sparkle in her eyes.  She had a contagious laugh and a smile that could light up a room.  She was our sunshine on any given day.  Lynette loved flowers and walks on the beach.  She touched many people in her precious life and we are so grateful to have had her in our lives.  We will never forget Lynette, Mom, Granny, our Angel on earth and now in heaven.  We will love her forever.

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

Shirley P. Silva – July 11, 2014

Shirley P. Silva, 91, of Kingsland, passed away on July 11, 2014 at Baptist Medical in Jacksonville, FL.

Born January 24, 1923 in Kansas City, MO, she was the daughter of the late Harold D. and Mildred Porter Nance.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Manuel Andrew Silva, and daughter, Loriann Silva.

 

Mrs. Silva had spent most of her life in Fairfield, CA, which she called home, before moving to Camden County where she has resided for the past 21 years.  She was an avid animal lover, and loved people never meeting a stranger.  She was the peacemaker of her family, was very outgoing, and loved life with a smile everyday.  A loving mother and grandmother, she will be missed dearly by her family.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at 11:00 am, from Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys with Pastor Jonny Rogers officiating.  Burial followed at Lawnwood Cemetery in Kingsland.  The family received friends at the funeral home one hour prior to services.
Survivors include her four children, Sherry Kissee (Michael Gil) of Sonoma, CA, Robert Douglas Silva of Napa, CA, Lisa Diaz (Rick) of Kingsland, and Paul Silva (Kendra) of Brookings, OR; 12 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren.
Allison Memorial Chapel of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Becky Lewis Ridenour – July 10, 2014

Rebecca “Becky” Ridenour, 74, of St. Marys, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Five Oaks Manor in Concord, NC.
Born December 30, 1939, in White Oak, GA, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Edith Cottle Lewis.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Bruce Ridenour.
Becky was a lifelong resident of Camden County, moving to Concord, NC in 2013 to be close to her children.  She had been employed at the United First Federal Credit Union as an Executive Assistant, retiring with 50 years of service.  She was a member of the St. Marys United Methodist Church where she was a very active member, had also served as Treasurer, and member of St. Marys United Methodist Church Women’s group.
Survivors include her daughter and son in law, Amy and Brandon Thomas of Davidson, NC, and son, Mark Ridenour of Charlotte, NC; sister, Libby Patterson of Jacksonville, FL, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Memorial contributions in memory of Becky Ridenour may be made to Magnolia Manor, 4695 Charlie Smith Sr., Hwy., St. Marys, GA  31558.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 10 am from St. Marys United Methodist Church with Pastor Derek McAleer and Pastor Tom Jones officiating.  Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.  The family will receive friends on Monday evening, July 14, 2014 from 5 pm to 7 pm at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys.
Pallbearers: Alan Sasser, Brandon Sasser, Roger Lewis, Don Lewis, Bill Thees, Jr., and Gary Ridenour.  Honorary: The High 5 group, Audrey Clark, Mildred Deen, Bettye Howard, and Minnie Johnson.
Allison Memorial Chapel of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Rufus A. Crawford – July 9, 2014

Rufus Alexander Crawford, 81, of Kingsland, passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick after a brief battle with cancer.
Born June 7, 1933 in Cogdell, GA, he was the son of the late Estes “Bud” Crawford and Georgia Beverly Crawford.   He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Catherine Shaw, Doris Lance, and Frances Smiley.
Mr. Crawford spent his younger years in Waycross, GA where he met and married his future wife Merinda Barbee, also of Waycross.  Rufus had been a resident of Camden County since 1959 where he worked for Gilman Paper Company, progressing to Power House Operator, and retired in 2000, with 41 years of service.  Most important in his life was his family and especially his grandchildren. The work relationships he shared with his Gilman family were also very important and special to him.  He was a member of the St. Marys United Methodist Church, and enjoyed Nascar racing, hunting, fishing, loved watching his beloved Georgia Bulldog football games, and going to the beach with his wife and family.   Mr. Crawford was a veteran of the United States Army, serving as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne.
Survivors include his loving wife of 56 years, Merinda Crawford of Kingsland; two daughters, Cathy Barker (Jeff) of St. Marys, and Cindy Peeples (Kevin) of Kingsland; brother, Grady Crawford (Pat) of Waycross; sisters, Norma Jean Griffin (Terry) of Fernandina Beach, FL and Wanda Carter (Henry) of Augusta, GA;  grandchildren, Jonathan Barker (Amy), Matthew Barker, Kyndle Peeples Johnson (William), and Landen Peeples; great grandchildren, Kaylee Barker, Easton Barker, and Kaeden Johnson; along with many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, July 13, 2014, at 3 pm from the St. Marys United Methodist Church with Pastor Tom Jones officiating.  The family will receive friends at the church, beginning at 2 pm.  Interment to follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.
Pallbearers:  Charlie Bruce, Hollon Crosby, Marty Gillette, Robert Paulk, Jonathan Thrash, and Freddie Trotter.
Honorary: Gilman Paper Company-Power House Employees, and special friend Bobby Paulk.
Contributions in memory of Rufus A. Crawford may be made to Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA  31558.
Allison Memorial Chapel of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.