Monthly Archives: March 2015

William B. Terrell – March 26, 2015

William B. Terrell, 54, of Kingsland passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick.

Born August 12, 1960 in Waynesboro, VA, he was the son of the late Wilmer and Carol Lee Courtney Terrell.

William had resided in Camden County since 1995, and was a Constitutional Officer with the Camden County Sheriff’s Office from 1998 to 2015.  He had also been employed with the Tribune and Georgian for several years  prior to his move to the Sheriff’s Office.

William was an English major having written many manuscripts, and loved photography, hiking, and was a big nature enthusiast.   He was a Bell Ringer at Christmas time for the Salvation Army for many years, and was of the Orthodox faith.  He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp, serving his country honorably during the Korean Conflict.

A Celebrations of William’s Life will be held on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 2pm at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys.  A visitation with family and friends will follow the services.

Survivors include his wife, Heidi Butler-Terrell of Kingsland; three children, Bethany Terrell of Kingsland, Caleb Terrell of Waynesboro, VA, and Sophie Terrell of Kingsland; two brothers, Robert Terrell of Lodi, CA and Terry Terrell of Waynesboro, VA; two sisters, Lisa Pennington and Sherri Terrell both of Waynesboro, VA; former wife, Dawn Terrell of Kingsland,  several nieces and nephews.

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

Jeri Michele Smith – March 17, 2015

Jeri M. Smith, 30, of Kingsland, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at her residence.
A private visitation was held at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys, on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.   Funeral services and burial will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Chicago, Illinois.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Herschel Steve Allen – March 16, 2015

Herschel Steve Allen, 57, of Kingsland, passed away on Monday, March 16, 2015 at his residence.
Steve was born May 20, 1957 in Louisville, Georgia.  He had resided in Camden County since 1976, and had been employed with Gilman Paper Company for 25 years.  Some of Steve’s interests and hobbies include the Atlanta Braves, the National Hot Rod Association, listening to music, fishing, astronomy, and grilling out with family and friends.  Most of all he loved spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Elaine Gay Allen of St. Marys; father, Harry J. Allen of Kingsland; children, Suzanne Edwards (Scott) of Ormond Beach, FL; Staci Tucker (Kevin), Jeremy Allen (Threse), and Kelly Allen all of St. Marys, and Andrew Allen of Kingsland; brother, Eric Allen (Marla) of Woodbine; 11 grandchildren, Caleb Allen, Abby Edwards, Braylee Allen, Kara Tucker, Brasen Tucker, Kamryn Cohn, Liz Allen, Kylie Allen, Britny Edwards, Dillion Edwards, and Cody Edwards; many nieces and nephews.  Steve was preceded in death by his mother, Sue K. Allen and brother, Brian Allen.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 19th, at 2 pm at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys, with Pastor Bobby Woods officiating.  Burial will follow at Lawnwood Cemetery in Kingsland.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time.
Pallbearers: Kevan Kelley, Kenneth Kelley, Billy Kelley, Jr., Ron Kelley, Vic Hall, and Van Hall.
The family requests memorial contributions in memory of Steve be made to Heartland Hospice, 664 Scranton Road, Brunswick, Georgia 31520.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Lucelia Taylor – March 6, 2015

Lucelia Taylor, 85, of St. Marys passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015 at the Senior Care Center in St. Marys.
Born June 22, 1929 in Trenton, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Mary Nagy Miller.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Joseph Taylor, son, Craig Taylor, and daughter, Judee Stine.
Mrs. Taylor was a Navy wife of 23 years.  While in Okinawa, she was a founding member of the “Fishers-of Men”, an organization of Christian lay people who provided medical and dental services to the people of off-shore islands as well as the remote villages of northern Okinawa.  She worked closely with the Naval Air Facility Protestant Wives of the Chapel, the Sukiran Chapel Wives, the Kadena Air Base Chapel Wives, the Navy Officers’ Wives Club and the Naha Air Base Wives Clubs.  She was honored by being designated the award of “Service Force Lady” from the U.S. Pacific Fleet of the United States Navy.  Mrs. Taylor and her husband loved making crafts of all kinds, and attended craft shows all over the country.  She was a loving wife, mother, daughter and grandmother.
A memorial service will be held at Crooked River Baptist Church on Thursday evening, March 12th, at 6:30 pm with Pastor Donald Belcher officiating.
Survivors include her children, Eileen Simons (David) of St. Marys, Danny Taylor of Edgewater, MD, Debbie Taylor of Orlando, FL, daughter in law, Terri Taylor of Michigan, and son in law, Bill Stine of Savannah; sister, Mary Walton of Newville, PA; 7 grandchildren, Joe Stine, Emily S. Lavinder, Mitch Taylor, Bethany Taylor, Heather McMillan, Josh Simons, and Katie Simons; 10 great grandchildren.
The family requests memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Taylor be made to the Crooked River Baptist Church.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

David L. Shaw – March 7, 2015

David Livermore Shaw, 71, of St Marys, GA passed away Saturday, March 7,
2015 after a brief illness.

Born September 9, 1943 in Hartford, CT, he was the son of the late Richard
L. and Barbara (Livermore) Shaw.

He was educated in Connecticut schools and was graduated from Franklin and
Marshall College with a BA in English in 1965. He worked for over 40 years
for Pratt & Whitney Corporation as a technical writer, preparing overhaul
and maintenance data for commercial jet engines, retiring in 2010.  Among
his industry activities he was a delegate to the national study group for
Simplified Technical English and was that group’s president in the early

David’s lifelong love of trains resulted in his contributing to several
model railroad dioramas in the St Marys and Kingsland area.  David was one
of the original players for St. Marys Little Theatre and performed for
nearly every production at Theater by the Trax over the past four years. His
most noted role was that of Admiral Cockburn during the War of 1812. David
was also an avid volunteer for the St. Marys Express, hosting railcars for
every train ride and performing in such roles as Uncle Sam and Santa Claus.
A warrior to the end, David’s valiant (but silent) fight for life was
indicative of his strong nature and understated elegance.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, March 22, 2015, at 2 pm at
Theater by the Trax.  Friends and fans are encouraged to attend.

Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Shaw of St Marys GA and two
stepchildren, Maureen McGrath of St Marys and Patrick McGrath of Middletown,
CT, also a sister Deborah Shaw of Dandridge TN, and a brother Jonathan Shaw
of Rockport TX, as well as numerous cousins.

Contributions in David’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, or Theater by the Trax.

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

Margaretta G. Carr – February 21, 1015

Margaretta Gaston Carr, 74, of St. Marys passed away on Saturday, February 21, 2015, closing the last chapter on her adventurous life story.

Hailed as an incredible mother, spirited card player, and admirer story and art, she leaves a loving family and a community who admired her, to mourn her death and celebrate her life.Her story began in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, on January 21, 1941. She was the third of four children, the only girl born to Benjamin M. Gaston, a World War II veteran and insurance executive, and Margaretta A. Sloan, a caring mother and socialite. They taught her the importance of good manners, great friendships, and that character is measured by who you are when no one is watching. She was incredibly proud of her parents and her greatest aim was to make them proud in return. An acclaimed athlete and great student throughout her education, she graduated high school from the Baldwin School. After which, she married the late, Thomas S. Carr, Jr. in 1959.  Margaretta spent much of the next two decades living all over the world, creating homes for her ever growing family in South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.  Upon the family’s return to the United States, Margaretta resided in Tampa, Florida before moving to St. Marys, Georgia in 1999. Together with business partner Tomoko Izumi in Tokyo, Japan, Margaretta, over the course of twenty five years, built a successful antiques export business, which she was closely involved with until her passing.  Margaretta, who was renowned for her ability to spot a bargain, spent countless hours scouring antique shops and flea markets procuring the perfect items to be shipped and later sold in Japan. She was a passionate grower of roses and loved to play bridge – greatly enjoying her games with close friends in St Marys.  Margaretta always treated daily life as a grand adventure. She expressed an appreciation of animals, especially dogs, and was a great lover of nature. She always championed the underdog, and drew out the best in everyone. She suffered with meaning and endured with dignity and grace. Always a survivor, Margaretta received a liver transplant in 2000.  She appreciated this gift of life as miraculous and lived the remainder of her years encouraging all that she came into contact to become an organ donor.  After her grandmother and mother were afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease, Margaretta also actively promoted the best possible assisted living care for patients. Whether it was visits to the Smoky Mountains to enjoy the change of seasons or off to visit friends scattered all over, Margaretta’s love for travel never ended.  Over the last few years, she enjoyed her trip to Bali, Indonesia to see her only son, a fantastic visit to Nova Scotia, Canada with friends and most recently, a sail around the Caribbean Islands to check off a few more items that she had not seen. A great thinker and an even greater listener, she always had a thoughtful response for those who looked to her for support, guidance, and perspective. Her rare combination of intelligence, wit, and compassion will be missed. She lived every moment of her life up until her death.

Margaretta is survived by three children whose lives she infused with confidence and love, Sloan Carr, Kimberly Bromley (Michael) and Margaretta “Maury” Stewart (Mike); three adored grandsons, Jonathan Fees, Christian and Dominic Bromley; her remaining brother William Gaston and sister in law Katie; two nieces and five nephews.  She follows her two daughters Elizabeth and Susannah Carr; two brothers, Benjamin and Maurice Gaston, and parents, Benjamin and Margaretta Gaston. She loved them all and knew they loved her.

Memorial donations may be made to the Children’s Organ Transplant Association, Camden County Humane Society and the Alzheimer’s Association.

An inurnment will be held at a later date at Oak Grove Cemetery.

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


Jessie Lee Lucas Ogden – March 4, 2015

Jessie  Lee Lucas Ogden, 89, of St. Marys, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at the Senior Care Center in St. Marys.
It is with a sad heart that we must say farewell to our loving mother and friend who was born July 17th 1925 in rural Mississippi. She lived in Memphis, Tenn., Imperial Beach, Calif. and Oceanside, Calif. during her long and fruitful life. She had a great disposition with a feisty personality. She was a great cook too, and folks always looked forward to enjoying a meal in her home. After her husband Norvel passed in Oceanside, she came to Saint Marys to be closer to her youngest daughter Brenda. Jessie lovingly referred to Brenda as her “little mother” for taking care of her during her elderly years.
Jessie was a God fearing lady that would do anything for those she knew and even those she didn’t know. She attended Crooked River Baptist Church for as long as her body would allow. Ms. Jessie spent her last few years under the loving and compassionate care of the angels at SEGH Senior Care Center in St. Marys. You may remember her from the billboard for the center and she’s holding a cup of tea! We will all miss her greatly as she was a beautiful and wonderful woman who loved her friends and family alike and never asked for anything in return.
She is survived by her sister Virginia, and two daughters, Judy the eldest with 2 sons who lives in Virginia and Brenda, her husband Dennis, with one son and one daughter. Ms. Jessie will be truly missed by all who knew her!  Go with God mother, we all love you.
Private memorial services will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation to the hospice of your choice.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Annette Davis-Deller – March 4, 2015

Annette Davis-Deller, 78, of St. Marys, passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at her residence.
Born September 17, 1936 in Folkston, GA, she was the daughter of the late Jimmie and Naomi Sanderson.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Deller and son, Lenn Davis.
Mrs. Deller had resided in Camden County since 1954, and had been employed with the Camden County School System for 10 years.  She enjoyed her Senior Dinner Nights out at their meeting place each week, and loved her family dearly, especially her grandchildren.  She was a member of Camden Baptist Church.
Survivors include her son, Glynn Davis; sisters, Elizabeth Barlow, Coy Ann Davis, Velma Combs, Reba Tripp, and Shirley Geiger; grandchildren, Teresa Davis, Misty Davis, and Dusty Davis; great grandchildren, Nick Davis, Annie Miller, Nevaeh Miller, Ray Miller, and Lilliana Johnson.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 11 am, at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys, with Pastor Edward Dixon officiating.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Hilda F. Mumford – March 3, 2015

Hilda F. Mumford, 87, of St. Marys, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Southeast Georgia Health System, Brunswick Campus.
Born November 20, 1927 in Netez, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Wilhelm and Lina Friedrich.  Her husband, Robert D. Mumford, Jr., and sister, Ieslia Koschig also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Mumford had resided in Camden County for the past 60 years.  She was the manager of the St. Marys Golf and Country Club for 14 years, past member of the St. Mary Women’s Club, and very active in the community for many years.  She loved spending time at the beach, collecting sharks teeth, crocheting, and especially spending time with her family.  She was a member of the St. Marys United Methodist Church.
Services will be held Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 2 pm at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys with Pastor Tom Jones officiating.  A private burial will be held at Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 5 pm to 7 pm.
Survivors include her children, Heidi M. Reinhardt (David) of Fernandina Beach, FL, Robert W. Mumford (Sonya) of St. Augustine, FL, and Laurie M. Saul (Gary) of Kinston, NC; 9 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.