Monthly Archives: February 2015

Rowena L. Ekman – February 13, 2015

Rowena L. Ekman, 93, of St. Marys, went to be with Jesus on Friday, February 13, 2015.
Born August 28, 1921 in Waukegan, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Olive V. Prather.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Eugene O. Ekman, and two sons, Michael Ekman and William Ekman.  She was a 1944  graduate of St. Theresa’s School of Nursing, and was a registered nurse with Johnson Motor Corporation for many years.  She attended Agape Christian Fellowship Church, and was a contributor to the Coastal Camden Art League.
Mrs. Ekman had lived in St. Marys with her daughter and son in law, Carol and Jim Morris for 2 1/2 years and her final year at the Senior Care Center in St. Marys.  She is also survived by her son and daughter in law, Peter and Joann Ekman of Eubank, KY; 12 grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Memorial services and inurnment will be held in St. Louis, Missouri at a later date.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home in St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Delores J. Nugent – February 16, 2015

Delores J. Nugent, 74, of Kingsland, passed away on Monday, February 16, 2015 at her residence.
Born October 4, 1940 in Memphis, TN, she was the daughter of the late Earl S. and Minnie Brockway Perry.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Hollis Nugent, her first husband, James Edward Mixson, Sr., and brother, Earl Quinton Perry.  Dee had been employed with the Pine Ridge Fire Department in Summerville, SC for many years, and enjoyed traveling, dancing, crafts, and skydiving.   In her retirement years, she and her husband would travel and stay at camp grounds, where she was well known as the “Hostess”.  She was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 1 pm at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys, with the Eastern Star and Pastor Daniel Branistareanu officiating.  An inurnment will be held at a later date.
Survivors include three daughters, Delores Jean Engledow (Chris) of Villa Rica, GA, Karen Denise Sims of Lexington, TX, and Deborah Ann Mackey (Greg) of Kingsland; son, James Edward Mixson, Jr., of Summerville, SC; four sisters, Brenda Harris of Memphis, TN, Jeanne Scott of Bartlett, TN,  Maxine Mitchell of Boerne, TX, and Lynn Duett of Memphis, TN; 5 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Dr. David A. Rabon – February 6, 2015

Dr. David Rabon, 62, of Kingsland, passed away Friday, February 6, 2015 at Woodland Health Care in Midway.
Dr. Rabon was born December 8, 1952 in Fitzgerald, GA.  He had lived in Camden County most all of his life, and was a graduate of Camden County High School.  He had been a Psychologist for 26 years, was an avid reader, and enjoyed carpentry work.  He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his mother, Constance Rabon of St. Simons Island; children, Cierra Hurley and Anthony Rabon, both of Woodbine; niece, Miranda McSweeney of Brunswick; two grandchildren, Ava Hurley and Sage Hurley.  He was preceded in death by his father, Virgil O. Rabon.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Warren Lee Odum – February 9, 2015

Warren L. Odum, 41, of Kingsland passed away on Monday, February 9, 2015 at his residence.
Born July 21, 1973 in Brunswick, he had resided in Camden County most all of his life.  He loved to fish, and most of all spending time with his family and friends.  He was of the Baptist faith.
Graveside services will be held Friday, February 13, 2015 at 11 am at Brazell Cemetery in Kingsland, with Pastor Greg Gardell officiating.  The family will receive friends Thursday evening, February 12th, at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys from 6 to 8 pm.
Survivors include his father and step-mother, Randolph and Jean A. Odum of Kingsland; sister, Randolyn Lewis of Lonoke, AR; four brothers, Christopher Odum of Jonesboro, GA, Teddy Odum of Des Moines, IO, Shane Odum of Kingsland, and Charles Johnson of CO; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Pamela Odum and brother, Jody Odum.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home in St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Lilan Hinkle – February 4, 2015

Mary Lilyan Hinkle, 98, of Kingsland, passed away February 4, 2015 at her residence.
Mary Lilyan was born May 9, 1916 in Irvine, Kentucky to a Railroad administrator/Musician father and a homemaker mother. She had one sister, Agnes who was a couple of years younger. Very bright and excelled in school graduating from H.S. at age 16. Attended and graduated from Eastern Kentucky State Teachers College (now Eastern Ky. University) where she majored in Elementary Ed. and played in the band (Saxophone) and sang in the Madrigals. While there, she met and later married the basketball star Woody Hinkle. They had planned to teach school together but fate intervened and Woody and his brother J.T. bought a drugstore in the college town in Richmond, KY. Woody and Mary Lil decided to go to pharmacy school and in Dec. 1942 they both graduated with pharmacy degrees from Purdue University. They returned to Richmond and stayed in the drug store business until they retired in the 1970s. Mary Lilyan was the first female pharmacist in Madison County. In June 1943 the Hinkle’s were blessed with twin daughters, Marsha and Carol. They were a big surprise since only one heartbeat was ever heard during her pregnancy. Mary Lil was active in music all her life singing in the Christian Church Choir and attending meetings of the music club, the Cecelian Club where she was a charter member and officer. She also made sure her daughters and their classmates received a good music education and founded the Saturday Melody Club which she sponsored for many years. She also encouraged her daughters love of music and made sure they had music lessons. Marsha took violin lessons and Carol the piano. Mary Lil also made sure the girls always sang in the church choir.  Later in life, Mary Lilyan was asked to be the sponsor for the Music Sorority at the University, a role she took very seriously, and made lots of the girls her priority for several years. There is a music scholarship established in Mary Lilyans name at the University.
She is survived by twin daughters Marsha Sherman (Larry whom she depended on in so many ways) of Kingsland and Carol Becker of Moorehead, KY. She has three grandsons, Stanford Robinson (Trina), Marsh Robinson (Monika) and Michael Becker, and granddaughter, Rebecca Benton (Shane).  She also has two adopted children George and Jane Powell, and 9 great grandchildren.
Mary Lilyan and Woody bought a condo in Ft. Myers, Fl. and would spend there winter months there. When Woody died in 1992, Mary Lilyan moved to Fort Myers permanently but continued to visit her daughters in Kentucky. In Fort Myers, she made many friends and was an excellent bridge player. She played bridge 5 or 6 times a week in her spare time and loved going to parties and the dinner theatre. She was loved by all her friends and was blessed by having so many people who cared about her. She had always been a giving person, the first one there in a crisis, offering her support. She was intelligent and kept up with current events. She was a dyed in the wool Republican and felt strongly about her beliefs. A wonderful mother and grandmother who always remembered birthdays and important events.  She was a marvelous cook and all of her friends love being invited to her condo for dinner. Unfortunately, Mary Lilyan had suffered with Scoliosis all her life but she never complained. She was a remarkable woman who amazed her doctors and friends with her ability to keep on going. She said the worst part of getting old was losing friends and family and she had lost many. She says she was ready to die anytime the good Lord wants her. It is a wonderful thing to be 98 years old and have few regrets about her life. Mary Lil was a very special woman and I hope all can age with much grace and dignity as she had. She was recently visited by one of her daughter’s classmates and he told her friends that she was the reason he could enjoy classical music to this day. He said she had a tremendous influence on his life. I believe that all kids that grew up in that time could say the same thing. The truth is that anyone who has known and love d Mary Lilyan has been blessed with her knowledge, her wit and her strength. In 2013 she left Ft. Myers and moved to Kingsland, GA. She resided with her daughter, Marsha. She still has a sharp mind and played cards every Friday. All of Marsha’s friends have come to know and love her. She was an adopted “mom” for all the women that played cards and won almost every time. Mary Lilyan has lived a full life and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Memorial services will be held Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 11 am, from the Kingsland First United Methodist Church with Pastor Chip Strickland officiating.  The family requests memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Hinkle be made to the Woody and Mary L. Hinkle Music Scholarship Fund, EKU Foundation, CPO 19 A EKU, 521 Lancaster, Richmond, KY  40475.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Jeanette King – February 6, 2015

Jeanette King, 76, of St. Marys, passed away Friday, February 6, 2015 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Jacksonville, FL.

Jeanette crossed the threshold from this world of time to the eternal to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

She was born in Saint Joseph, Michigan on May 29, 1938, one of three children born to Alfred and Irene (Phelps) Pitcher. Those that preceded her in death were two sisters: Joyce Danneffel and Geraldine Griffis. Surviving is her husband Richard King of St. Marys, GA and two daughters: Sharon (Roger) McCoy of Ellijay, GA and Kileen (Gary) Cassiday of Tallahassee, FL and her beloved grandchildren: Marci (Nick) Hatcher, Clint (Erin) Strefling, Christina (Morgan) Bolt, and Rachel Cassiday.   Also surviving are her step children Rick (Rosa) King, Debra (Ray) Garza, David (Sonya) King and Becky (Darren) Fleming and their eleven children and four great grandchildren.

Jeanette grew up on a farm in Lawrence, Michigan and graduated from Lawrence High School in 1956.

She and her husband Dick were married May 29, 1971 and moved to St. Marys, GA in 1987. Jeanette retired from Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base where she was known to many on the wharf as, “mom.”

Jeanette was an active member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Kingsland, GA where she was sometimes referred to as, “Martha” for her dedication to serving.   Recently she received an award for her volunteer work assembling Braille Bibles for the past five years.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Jeanette will be deeply missed by her friends, family, and all who knew her.

The viewing will be Tuesday, February 10 at 4:30 pm at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Kingsland, GA with the service following at 5:30 pm.  Interment will be held at Jacksonville National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are welcome and should be mailed to the Lutheran Braille Workers, c/o Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6620 Arlington Expressway, Jacksonville, FL 32211.

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

Linda Gail Vicent – February 3, 2015

Linda Gail Vicent, 61, of Kingsland, passed away Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at her residence.

Born May 17, 1953 in Jacksonville, Florida, she was the daughter of Harris W. and Srforney Parkerson Moore.

Mrs. Moore had resided in Camden County for the past 8 years, and was a Beautician and care giver for 35 years.  “Nay Nay” was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and loved gardening.

Services will be held on Monday, February 9, 2015 at 4 pm at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys with Pastor Albert Starling officiating.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to services.

Survivors include her husband, Vance Vicent of Kingsland; son and daughter in law, Larry and Merintha Mercer of Sanderson, FL; daughter and son in law, Lindsay and Scott Young of Yulee, FL; brother, Eddie Moore of MacClenny, FL; 6 grandchildren, Larry L. Mercer, Jr., Derrell Mercer, Blake Young, Daniel Young, Kerri Deboyd, and Kevin Barlanti.

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

James E. Moore – February 3, 2015

James E. Moore, 77, of St. Marys, passed away Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at Southeast Georgia Health System, Camden Campus.
Born November 11, 1937 in Waycross, Georgia, he was the son of the late Herman and Janie Bagley Moore.  He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Charles Moore, Roy Moore, and Ronnie Moore.
Jimmy, also  known to others as “Greasy”, had resided in Camden County since 1961, and had been employed at Gilman Paper Company for 42 years.  He enjoyed gospel music, working in his vegetable garden and most of all he loved his family.
Funeral services will be held Friday, February 6, 2015 at 11 am at Allison Memorial Chapel with Pastor Steve Kegley officiating.  Burial to follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.  The family received friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 5 pm to 7 pm.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Taylor Moore of St. Marys; son and daughter in law, Greg and Christina Moore, and daughter, Dena Hutto, all of St. Marys; brother, Harold Moore of Brunswick; grandchildren, Jennifer, Cody, Jacob, Cassidy, Evan, and Amirah.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home in St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Daniel K. Menard – January 29, 2015

Daniel K. Menard, 49, of Kingsland, passed away Thursday, January 29, 2015 at UF Health Shands in Jacksonville, Florida.
Dan was born June 2, 1965 in Homa, LA, and had resided in Camden County for the past 17 years.  He was a veteran of the United States Navy, retiring as 1st Class Petty Officer with 20 years of service.  Dan was currently employed at the Trident Refit Facility, Kingsbay as a Machinist with Shop 31 A.  He was a Past Master of the Woodbine Lodge #326 F&AM; member and adjutant of the VFW Post #8385, and the VFW Riders Motorcycle Club.
Survivors include his wife, Debbie Menard of Kingsland; father, Ivan Menard of Breaux Bridge, LA; mother and step-father, Juanita and David Hebert of Oakdale, LA; brother, John Menard of Virginia Beach, VA; three sisters, Sharon Dorr, Simone Menard, and Crystal Menard all of Louisiana; several nieces and nephews.
Services are pending at this time.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Gregory K. Bordenkircher – January 29, 2015

Gregory K. Bordenkircher, 53, of Kingsland, passed away Thursday, January
29, 2015 at Southeast Georgia Health System, Camden Campus.

Greg was born September 13, 1961 in Coshocton, OH, and had resided in Camden
County for the past 25 years.  He was employed with Camden County Fleet
Services at the Camden County Sheriff’s Office for the past 4 years.  He was
an avid Nascar Fan and enjoyed fishing and camping.  The most important
thing in his life was the love he had for his children, grandchildren, and his loving wife.
He attended the Church of God of Prophecy and Christ Church Camden.

Survivors include his wife, Roxana Bordenkircher of Kingsland; father, Ron
Bordenkircher of Coshocton, OH; children, Alan Carper of St. Marys, Valencia
Stair (Matt) of Coshocton, OH, Lon Carper (Dana) of St. Marys, Annika Hannah
(Jimbo) of Yulee, FL, and Bryan Bordenkircher (Danielle) of San Diego, CA;
two brothers, Tom Bordenkircher (Roberta), and Doug Bordenkircher both of
Ramona, CA; sister, Rhonda Saladino of Coshocton, OH; twelve grandchildren,
Kali, Logan, Taylor, Ansley, Katy, Braylee, Tripp, Ayden, Haley, Charlotte,
Mackenzie, and Hadley; several nieces and nephews.
Greg was preceded in death by his mother, Dolly Clark and brothers, Wesley
Mooring and Troy West.

A Celebration of Greg’s Life will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 2 pm, at the Crooked River State Park, Cottage 1 in St. Marys.  Please bring chairs and your favorite story about Greg.

The family requests memorial contributions in memory of Greg be made to
CMO’s Kids, P.O. Box 3068, Kingsland, GA  31548.

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