Monthly Archives: December 2014

Betty Mae Schnur – December 4, 2014

Betty M. Schnur, 55, of St. Marys, passed away Thursday, December 4, 2014 at Shands Jacksonville.
Born October 6, 1959 in Statesboro, GA, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Rovina Brown Nesmith.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Alan Schnur and sister Mary Catherine Favura.
Betty enjoyed doing crafts and fishing, and most of all loved her family.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 3 pm at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys.  A private inurnment will be held by the family.
Survivors include her Daughter, Jeanette Kurtz (Nathan) of Chicago, IL; seven brothers, Willie Ray Nesmith and John Calvin Nesmith of St. Marys, Jim Henry Nesmith of Kingsland, Joseph Willie Nesmith of Daytona Beach, FL, Julian Carl Nesmith of Wichita, KS, Samuel Willie Nesmith of KY, and Danny Frank Nesmith of Daytona Beach, FL; three sisters, Teresa Mary Dickerson of Rock Hill, SC, Ethel Faye Brown of Daytona Beach, FL, and Rovina Jeanette Nesmith of West VA; two grandchildren, Hunter Kurtz and Zander Kurtz; many nieces and nephews.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

James Stanton, Sr. – December 8, 2014

James Stanton, Sr., 75, of Woodbine, passed away Monday, December 8, 2014 at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick.
Born November 21, 1939 in Nanty Glo, PA, he was the son of the late Edward and Betsy Berkley Stanton.
Mr. Stanton was retired from the United States Marine Corp with 20 years of service.  He served his country honorably during the Vietnam Era.  Following his retirement he was employed with Kingsbay Naval Submarine Base as a weapons operation watchman, retiring with 20 years of service. He was a car and motorcycle enthusiast, as well as fishing, boating and repairing automobiles for anyone who needed his help.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 11, 2014 at St. Marys First Baptist Church at 2 pm, with Pastor Steve Kegley officiating.  Interment will follow at Lawnwood Cemetery in Kingsland.
Survivors include his wife, Mary K. Stanton of Woodbine; five children, Pearl Jones (Mark) of Amarillo, TX, James Stanton, Jr (Pauline) of Callahan, FL, Tammy Stanton of Woodbine, Michael Stanton (Tina) of Waverly, NY and Matthew Stanton (Dana) of Gatlinburg, TN; brother, Herb Stanton Nanty Glo, PA; five grandchildren, Sharon Stanton, Mikey Stanton, Robert Jones, Brandy Jones, and Mark Jones, Jr.; eight great-grandchildren, Erika, Junior, Sebastian, Cecelia, Juliyanna, Nyte, Emma, and Lilly.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas Dowling – December 8, 2014

Thomas J. Dowling, 72, of Woodbine, passed away Monday, December 8, 2014, at
Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, FL.

Born December 15, 1941 in Waycross, GA, he was the son of the late William
A. and Aurelia Tatum Dowling.  He was also preceded in death by two sisters,
Jeanice Lynn and Estelle Dinkins.

Mr. Dowling had resided in Camden County for the past 21 years, and was
retired from the United States Navy with 20 years of service.  He served his
country honorably including two tours of duty in Vietnam.  Following his
career in the Navy, he started his own business repairing medical equipment
in small hospitals in Southeast Georgia.

Mr. Dowling’s passion were his family, faith, fishing, and singing.  He and
his wife Winkie, known as the Sonshine Singers, sang and entertained at area
nursing homes.  He was a member of the Westside Baptist Church.

A Celebration of Mr. Dowling’s Life will be held Friday, December 12, 2014
at 11 am at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys, with Pastor Greg Gardell
and Scotty Langford officiating, and with full Military Honors.  The family
will receive friends one hour prior to services at 10 am.

Survivors include his loving wife of 53 years,Winkie Dowling; children,
Dietra McKinney (Marvin), Michelle Ramos (Raymond), and LaVaughn Dowling
(Keely); three brothers, Randall Dowling, Leroy Thrift, and Robert Dowling;
six sisters, Louise Mitchell, Maggie Bohannon, Katie Crews, Kathryn Altman,
Sybil Muise, and Latrelle Kozarr; ten grandchildren, Alycia, Rachael, Kelly,
Sean, Christian, Tyler, Olivia, Leanna, Matthew, and Natalie; four
great-grandchildren, Makenzie, Lindsey, Levi, and Harper; many nieces and
nephews.

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

Carl Bown – December 4, 2014

Carl Brown, 80, of Kingsland, GA, passed away Thursday, December 4, 2014, at his residence.
Mr. Brown was born December 19, 1933 to the late Oscar and Rosa Lee Brown.  He had resided in Camden County for the past 11 years, and was retired from Delta Airlines with 32 years of service.  He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving his country honorably during the Korean Conflict.  Mr. Brown was a loving husband, father, and Pop.
Memorial services will be held on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 2 pm at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys, GA.
Survivors include his loving wife of 41 years, Leila A. Brown; three children, Vilee Brown, Sherri Brown, and Buddy Brown; four step-children, Sabrina Powell, Laura Nowlin, Lee Powell, and Michael Powell; two brothers, two sisters, eleven grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home in St. Marys, GA, is in charge of arrangements.

Donald H. Mounsey – November 29, 2014

Donald H. Mounsey, CMSGT, USAF (Ret), of Kingsland, passed away peacefully in his home early morning on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at the age of 79.
Don was born on March 22, 1935 in Cape May, NJ, and was the son of the late Maurice and Alice Julian Mounsey.
Don was raised in South Florida and lived there until the age of 17, when he enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1951.  He started out as a radio operator and was stationed in the outposts of Maine and Alaska.  He changed career specialties early on and entered the jet engine and aircraft maintenance field.  He had the privilege of maintaining numerous aircraft including the B-47, KC135, B-52, F-105, B-66, T-37, T-38, F-4, and the A10.  One of his most proud career achievements was being a leader on the test and development team for the A-10 aircraft.  Don’s Air Force career spanned 30 years from 1951 to 1981.  He was a proud veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars, and retired with the rank of Chief Master Sergeant.
Don and Susie moved to Kingsland in 1998.  He took an active role in the community where he worked at the Laurel Island Golf Course as Course Manager.  He served on the City of Kingsland City Council for a total of nine years.  During his term as Councilman, he was most passionate about leading the effort to establish the city’s Veterans Memorial Park.  The Park is a wonderful tribute to the men, women, and families of our Armed Forces that have and continue to sacrifice so much for the freedom we enjoy in America.  An annual celebration occurs each Veterans Day at the Park.
The family will receive friends at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys on Wednesday, December 3rd, from 5 pm to 7 pm.  Graveside services will be held on Thursday, December 4th, at 11 am at Lawnwood Cemetery, 200 Scrubby Bluff Road, Kingsland, GA 31548, with Pastor Steve Curtis officiating and with full Military Honors.
Survivors include his loving wife of 18 years, Susie Mounsey; five children, Kirk, Donnie, Brett, Lori, and Mark; brother, Larry and sister, Maurine; step-daughter, Donna Parker; thirteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The family requests memorial contributions in memory of Don, be made to the Kingsland Veterans Memorial Fund, ATTN: Trish Jared, P.O. Box 250, Kingsland, GA  31548
Allison Memorial Chapel & Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.