Monthly Archives: August 2014

Katherine E. Riccio – August 27, 2014

Lost to the world but welcomed with love by our Lord and Savior. Katherine Elizabeth Riccio passed away unexpectedly at the age of 53 on August 27, 2014. She was so many things to so many people: wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend.

  As a child her family described her as funny, sensitive and inquisitive. She always wanted to know how the world works and why. Later in life she found those answers in God. In her youth she enjoyed sports and excelled at softball. She was an avid Girl Scout and enjoyed the many camping trips with her troop. Her mother was always there to lend a hand. Kathy mostly enjoyed family vacations. Many summers and winters were spent with her cousins in New England. She spoke with grate fondness of those times throughout her life.
  Kathy grew up in a loving family in Rockville, Maryland, graduated from Richard Montgomery high school and received her degree in early childhood development from Montgomery College. Always diligent, she worked full-time throughout her college years and part-time as a fashion model in the local area. After college she relocated to Kentucky and worked to establish the first accredited childcare center in Bergen County. Her love of education was reflected in the faces of those she taught. Her dedication to children and loyalty to her friends would continue throughout her life.
  Kathy was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in the mid-1980s and was a lifelong member of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. Despite her disease she always helped those in need. Family and friends described her sense of humor as quirky and her outlook on life as bright, despite her illness. Kathy found a great joy in giving. Once she became aware of the things that made you happy, she never forgot. Her brother loved her cinnamon pecans and she made them for him every birthday and Christmas. No one could make a care package better than Kathy!
  Although a “Yankee”, her kindness, sense of humor and commitment to her adopted community in Kingsland Georgia, soon won over even the most steadfast southern gentleman and lady. Kathy will be remembered and missed by all those whose life she touched. The light that surrounded her will continue to brighten and comfort us. Her smile will never be forgotten. Kathy’s time with us was too short, but we thank the Lord for sharing her with us. Her strength and courage is a great testament to person she was. She would not want us to be sad, but instead, want us to remember her with love and a smile.
  Kathy is survived by her husband Michael, daughter Kiri, mother Mary Bradford, brother and sister-in-law Bryan and Kim Bradford, mother-in-law Gabrielle Korang, sister and brother in law Annabella and Larry Vagonis, nieces Candace Bradford, Alexandra Vagonis, nephews Chase Bradford, Christian Vagonis, aunts Sally Robinson and Nancy King. Cousins Steve Robinson, Diane Summers, David King and Katy Goodno. She was predeceased by her father Capt. Robert Bradford.
Her memorial service was held and attended by family and friends on September 1, 2014, at the Southeast Community Church in Kingsland Georgia. The family asks that donations be made to CCFA in lieu of flowers.
  Rest in peace, Kathy. We will always love you.
Allison Memorial Chapel of St. Marys was in charge of arrangements.

Judy Wilson – August 25, 2014

Judy L. Wilson, 65, of St. Marys, passed away on Monday, August 25, 2014 at Southeast Georgia Health System, Camden Campus.
Memorial services will be held Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 2 pm, at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys.
Memorials in memory of Mrs. Wilson may be made to Wolfson’s Childrens Hospital, 900 Prudential Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32207.
Allison Memorial Chapel of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

James Franklin “Frank” Sheffield – August 29, 2014

James Franklin “Frank” Sheffield, 66, of Woodbine, passed away with his family by his side, on Friday, August 29, 2014, at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL.
Frank was born February 5, 1948 to William Arnold and Gloria Peeples Sheffield.  He was a life long resident of Camden County, and a 1966 graduate of Camden County High School.  Following graduation, Frank went on to attend several colleges, and having many business ventures in his life, He was employed with Kings Bay Support Services, LLC for the past 24 years.
Frank loved people and people loved Frank.  You will be missed dearly by your friends and especially your family.
Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at 11 am, at Sheffield Cemetery in Kingsland with Pastor Rodney Pierce officiating.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening, September 2nd, at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys from 5 pm to 7 pm.
Pallbearers: Todd Turner, Jim Mullis, Jason Pritchard, Danny Simmons, Buddy Register, Paul Singletary, Sam House and Claude Dorning.
Survivors include his loving wife of 42 years, Marilyn Sheffield of Woodbine; son James Franklin Sheffield, Jr., daughter-in-law, Melissa Sheffield of Fernandina Beach, FL; son-in-law, Sam House: mother, Gloria P. Sheffield of Woodbine; brother, Bill Sheffield of Kingsland; four grandchildren, Adriana, Isabella, Joshua, and Vega; several cousins, nieces and nephews.  Frank was preceded in death by his father, William Arnold Sheffield, and his daughter, Melissa S. House.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions in memory of Frank Sheffield be made to the American Cancer Society.
Allison Memorial Chapel of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Paul R. Antic – August 25, 2014

Paul R. Antic, 79, of St.Marys, passed away Monday, August 25, 2014, at his residence.

The only child of the late Paul and Mary Homage Antic, Paul was a devoted son, husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Throughout his active life, Paul volunteered endless hours of community service to a variety of organizations. While living in Bradford Woods, Pennsylvania, Paul coached Little League, and led Boy Scout 344. There he guided three scouts in his troop to become Eagle Scouts. He also influenced youths while volunteering at Junior Achievement in Pittsburgh. Paul was a volunteer firefighter and treasurer for the Bradford Woods VFDover12 years. After working at U.S. Steel for 22years, Paul took an early retirement. Soon after, Paul accepted a full time position with the U.S. Coast Guard at the headquarters in Washington D.C. He and his wife Penny moved there, and Paul also took on the job as treasurer of the Riverside Condominium Association where they resided. Finally, after an unprecedented 42 years of service to the U.S. Coast Guard, Paul and Penny moved to St. Simons Island, Georgia. Ten years later, they decided to settle in St. Marys, Georgia. Never letting age slow him down, Paul took on a part time job at Jacksonville Airport and volunteered at Habitat for Humanity, the Submarine Museum and the Cumberland Island National Seashore Museum. The intricacy and attention to his model railroad was breathtaking. Paul managed to find time to restore and repair cars in the garage he built with his father. Paul had a passion for woodwork. He spent many hours in his woodshop where he crafted countless pieces of handmade wooden toys and furniture. His talents in carpentry and electrical work enabled him to build additions to and remodel all four of his residences. Despite his devotion to the community, Paul dedicated himself to spending quality time with his four children and four grandchildren. The vacations and trips he took his family on became lifelong memories, so much so that his children and grandchildren carry on the traveling tradition that he started. Music was the soundtrack to Paul’s life. His love of all kinds of music from Sinatra to Santana was contagious. All of his friends and family will remember him fondly serenading them with his calling card: “Happy Trails’. Paul attended St. Francis of Assissi Catholic Church, Kingsbay  Naval Base. Survivors include his wife, Penny Antic of St. Marys; Children, Richard Antic and wife Jodie of Burlington VT, Maryann Antic of Pittsburgh, PA, Kimm Antic and husband Jerry Interval of Brunswick, and Pam Herman and husband Tom of Kingsland; grandchildren, Jason Antic, Paul J. Antic, Zoe Ray, and Ashley Interval; great grandchild, Maddox Antic.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 10 am at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church with Fr. Mariusz Fuks officiating. Interment will follow at Jacksonville National Cemetery at 1 pm with Military Honors.

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

Jennie Trotman – August 23, 2014

Jennie Trotman, 77, of St. Marys, passed away Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick.
Born July 17, 1937 in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Andres and Mercedes Vargas Cruz.  She was also preceded in death by her husband Randolph McClaren Trotman.
Mrs. Trotman had resided in Camden County for the past two years.  She had been a Girl Scout Leader for over 20 years in New York, and worked with Macy’s on charity events as well as the Macy Day Parades.  She was always one to lend a helping hand to others when in need, never wanting or expecting anything in return.  She enjoyed bowling and loved her volunteer work.
The family will receive friends at Allison Memorial Chapel on Friday, August 29, 2014 beginning at 5 pm with services at 5:30 pm with Fr. Mariusz Fuks officiating.  Graveside services will be held on Saturday, August 30th, at Oak Grove Cemetery with Michael Cuthbertson officiating.
Survivors include a son, David R. Trotman (Belva) of St. Marys; daughter, Dawn Cuthbertson (Gregory) of St. Marys; sisters, Mercedes Shiedler (Edwin) of CA, and Estelle Cruz of FL; brothers, Andrew Cruz (Anna), John Cruz (Josephine), and Bobby Cruz (Maggie), all of NY; 5 grandchildren, Thelma Anderson, Laraina McKenzie, Christopher McAlpin, Michael Bell, and Tyreek Reilly; 4 great grandchildren, Anyah Johnson, Malachi Haynes, Antwone Haynes, and Kamren McAlpin.
Allison Memorial Chapel of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Hank Tuliszewski – August 20, 2014

Hank Tuliszewski, 68, of St. Marys, passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at Southeast Georgia Health System, Camden Campus.

Born on February 22, 1946 in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Edward J. Tuliszewski, and Winifred Tuliszewski Goolsby.
Hank had resided in Camden County for the past four years, and loved doing services for others, being know as their Jack of all Trades.  He was an avid gardener, enjoyed fishing, and loved his Church.  He was a partner of Christ Church Camden.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 11 am from Christ Church Camden in Kingsland, with Pastor Scott Clevenger officiating.  The family will receive friends at the church 30 minutes prior to service time.
Survivors include his wife, Joan Tuliszewski of St. Marys; daughters and son in law, Lisa and Lyn Boyett, and Holly Tuliszewski of St. Marys; sons, Ed Tuliszewski of Davie, FL, , and Brad Tuliszewski of St. Marys; sister, Joan Shute of Sebastian, FL; two grandchildren, Austin Boyett and Leyton Boyett; extended family, Roxana and Greg Bordenkircher, Darlene Schulte, and Kevin Viglione.
The family requests memorial contributions in Hanks’s memory be made to Christ Church Camden, 201 Kingsbay Road, Kingsland, GA  31548
Allison Memorial Chapel of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

William Harris Wood, Sr. – August 10, 2014

William H. Wood, Sr., 77, of St. Marys, passed away on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at Baptist Hospital in Jacksonville, FL.
Born September 29, 1936 in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Roy O. and Lois Bunker Wood.  He was also preceded in death by his brother, Lawrence Wood.
Mr. Wood had resided in Camden County for the past 15 years, and was a member of Westside Baptist Church, where he also served as Deacon.  He was a volunteer with the Camden County Search and Rescue and Naval Mars Operator.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 7 pm from Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys with Rev. Mark Gentry officiating.  the family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to services.
Burial will be held at a later date at Good Hope Cemetery in Reedy, WV.
Survivors include his wife, Helen E. Wood of St. Marys; children, William Wood, Jr. (Diane) of St. Marys, Donna Wood of Tallahassee, FL, and Darlene Woods (Rich) of East Rockaway, NY; 9 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
The family requests memorial contributions in memory of Mr. William Wood, be made to the Westside Baptist Church, 201 Dandy Street, St. Marys, GA  31558.
Allison Memorial Chapel of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Warren Lee Brazell – August 10, 2014

Warren Lee Brazell, 78, passed away on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at Agape Rehabilitation of Conway, SC.

Born on March 14, 1936, in Jacksonville, FL, he was a son of the late John Brazell and the late Bessie Gay Brazell. Mr. Brazell was a US Army Veteran having served in the Korean Conflict and was employed by The Ice House in Georgetown for more than 20 years where he was known as the “Hot Dog Man “. He was a member of Ringel Heights Baptist Church as well as a former Mason. Mr. Brazell enjoyed fishing, cooking and feeding the poor. He enjoyed spending Christmas with his grandchildren, making people happy and above all else he loved the Lord.

Survivors include four children, Patricia B. Gunter (Glen) of Georgetown, Amanda B. Godwin (Joey) of Johnsonville, Vicky B. Benton (Mickey) of Pawleys Island and Tammy B. Majid of Johnsonville; 10 grandchildren, Chad Brazell, Austin Gunter, Danielle L. Blew, Katrina Benton-Donham, Brittany Benton, Charity Benton, Preston Benton, Alexis Benton, Kennedy Majid and Savannah-Rose Waugh; two great grandchildren, Chase Brazell and Chance Brazell; one sister, Eunice Price of Georgetown; one brother, Charles Brazell of Kingsland, GA; previous wife, JoAnn Taylor Hughes of Georgetown; and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Tuesday at Graham Funeral Home in Georgetown, SC.

Funeral Services will be held at 12 noon Saturday, August 16, 2014 at First Baptist Church Chapel of Kingsland with Dr. Mickey Benton officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to services at 11 am. Burial to follow in the Brazell Cemetery in Kingsland, GA.  Memorials may be made to Kingdom Experience Church, PO Box 52, Pawleys Island, SC 29585.

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

Pastor Robert Dyal – August 5, 2014

Pastor Robert Dyal preached his greatest sermon with his life. After committing himself to Christ
at the age of 23, he took an entirely different direction. He sold his service station, went to Bible
college, and would go on to found three churches and minister tirelessly to the people in his
community, always remembering the words of CT Studd “Only one life, twill soon be past, and
only what’s done for Christ will last.” His daily goal was to reach one more for Jesus, and to that
end, he opened up his home, gave away cars, sobered people up and brought them to church, and routinely handed out Gospel booklets which he kept near the pocket protector from his insurance sales days that read, “Ask me about fire insurance.” His favorite Bible verse was II Chronicles 16:9: “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him,” and, though the road wasn’t always easy, he endeavored to live up to the precepts of that Scripture. Pastor Dyal loved to remind others to live a purpose-driven life, repeatedly saying there are no accidents; God has a plan for you where you are. In fact, this passion for living a purpose-driven life inspired him to found his final church, the Purpose Driven church.

Though his mission was serious, his personality wasn’t. Ever the jokester, Pastor Dyal enjoyed
offering a shock pen to a new acquaintance, placing bricks behind the tires of the church
members’ cars, or modeling his Elvis wig. When he wasn’t plotting his next gag, he tried his
hand at writing, singing, sampling the latest technological gadgets, and buying and selling.

Reverend Aurthur “Robert” Dyal went home to be with the Lord on August 5, 2014. He was 69
years old at his passing and had most recently lived in Folkston, GA. He died at home under the
care of hospice after battling cancer.

Funeral services were held on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 11 am from Hidden Treasurers
Assembly of God in Kingsland, with Rev. Michael Williams officiating. Burial followed at
Keen Cemetery in Callahan, FL. The family received friends at the church from 9 to 11 am.

Pastor Dyal is survived by a loving wife, Lou Dyal; two daughters, Shannon Dyal Arreola and
Jeanine Dyal Kabasakalian; two sons-in-law, Ricardo Arreola and Adam Kabasakalian; and eight
grandchildren, Josiah Arreola, Lydia Arreola, Ezra Arreola,and Silas Arreola; Caleb
Kabasakalian, Noah Kabasakalian, Phoebe Kabasakalian, and Luke Kabasakalian; one sister,
Kay Geiger, and a host of friends from his former churches Hilliard First Assembly of God,
Hidden Treasures Assembly of God, and Purpose Driven church.

The following is an excerpt from one of Pastor Dyal’s final sermons . . .

You know one of the things I have preached the last few years strongly is Purpose Driven Life.
I believe God has a purpose for all of us to be here. I believe God has a purpose for all of you to
be here today. I believe He wants all of you to know the “eyes of the Lord are running to and fro
to find those whose hearts are perfect toward Him.” And He’ll find some too, somewhere today.
But God has a purpose and a plan for everyone of us, or everyone of you. Some of you will
go all the way through life and never find His purpose for you, and never even have a clue.
But some will get on the highway to heaven today. Some will honor God and He will honor
them. Which will you be?

Now I have brought some of you to a fork in the road. With knowledge comes responsibility.
Moses confronted God’s people — he presented them a choice. Deuteronomy 30:19 “I call
heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death,
blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:”

Joshua before he died called the people of Israel to Shechem and said, in Joshua 24:15 “if it
seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the
gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the
Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”

I am sort of presenting a similar call to you today. If you want to live a purpose driven life. If
you want to honor God and present your heart to him and fulfill your purpose for your
generation. I want you to come, and we will pray together.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the family may be addressed care of Hidden Treasures Assembly
of God, 433 W. King Street, Kingsland, GA.

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




Jacob Scott Hanni – August 7, 2014

Jacob Scott Hanni, 21, of St. Marys, passed away on Thursday, August 7, 2014, at Shands Hospital in Jacksonville, FL.

Jacob had resided in Camden County since 1994, and was a 2014 graduate of Camden County High.  He played baseball at Miracle League of Camden County, Justin’s Miracle Field, and was an avid hunter with CMOS Kids.  He attended St. Marys First Presbyterian Church.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 11, 2014 at 6 pm from Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys, with Pastor Rick Douylliez officiating.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to services.

Survivors include his father and step-mother, Gary and Donna Hanni of St. Marys; brother, Kristopher Bradley of Chattanooga, TN; three sisters, Kaitlin Sanford and Staci Bradley both of Jacksonville, FL, and Lindsey Bradley of St. Marys; grandparents, Mary Becker, Marlene Poling, and Melvin Hanni; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Dori Anne Portie

Memorial contributions may be made to Miracle League of Camden County, Justin’s Miracle Field or CMOS Kids.

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