Monthly Archives: August 2015

Carl Meadors – August 18, 2015

Carl Meadors, 82, of St. Marys passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at the Southeast Georgia Health System, Camden Campus.

Mr. Meadors services will be held in St. Albans, West Virginia.

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

 

 

Maria “Charo” MacLean – August 11, 2015

María del Rosario “Charo” Blazquez MacLean was born October 7, 1942 in Aviles, Spain. After a brave struggle with cancer she was taken from us in a blessed state on August 11, 2015, with her family by her side. She leaves behind her husband of 48 years Stewart M. MacLean, her two sons Hamish Edward MacLean, of Jacksonville, Florida and Alisdair Charles MacLean, of Sugar Land, Texas; her sister Maria Eugenia Blazquez Bascuas de Martin, her husband Manolo and their two sons, Jorge Manuel (and family) and Juan Carlos all residing in Spain; Hamish’s wife Sherry, Alisdair’s wife, Michelle and their son Nicholas and daughter Bridget; and also cousins and extended family members and many fine friends in Spain, England, Australia and throughout North and South America.

Charo was preceded in death by her mother Maria de la Concepcion, her father Antonio, her twin sisters who died in their infancy during the Spanish Civil War and other family members.

Charo graduated High School in Spain and received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas. She worked with a Community Coalition at Stephen F. Austin until the family moved to Florida where for 18 years she was employed as a Social Worker by the Southeast Georgia Health System in the St Mary’s and Brunswick facilities until cancer forced her retirement. She spent her life committed to the care and well being of others and touched the lives of countless families.

Charo became a United States Citizen and participated in a Citizenship Ceremony in Beaumont, Texas in 1996.

Charo was passionately devoted to her family, friends and faith. She played an active role with each Catholic Church where she was a parishioner. She was a member of the Garden Clubs and New-Comers Clubs in Athens, Alabama, Nacogdoches, Texas, Fernandina Beach, Florida and Kingsland, Georgia. Among many favorite pastimes, she was an avid Mah Jongg player and introduced many people to the game.

A Mass will be held Friday, August 21, 2015 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church n St. Marys at 3:00 pm with Fr. Mariusz Fuks presiding.

The family request in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Building Fund of the Our Lady Star of the Sea, Catholic Church, St Marys, Georgia; Hospice of the Golden Isles, Brunswick, Georgia; and the Mayo Clinic, Cancer Biology Research Department, Jacksonville, Florida.

Many people have been with us in person or spirit during these difficult days. We thank them very sincerely for their cards, calls and visits. Special appreciation is expressed to:

This Church: our Pastor, Rev. Mariusz, Deacon Joe and family and Tim Moore’s family; Duane P. Moores, M.D. and his staff at Southeast Health System; Hospice of the Golden Isles, their staff, nurses and CNAs. These with many others provided attention, gave us courage and comfort and we will be forever indebted to them.

Finally we thank all those in attendance at her Funeral Mass, we wish you well in God’s care.

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

Frank R. Harvey – August 17, 2015

Frank R. Harvey, 62, of St. Marys passed away Monday, August 17, 2015 at the Senior Care Center in St. Marys.
Mr. Harvey was born December 26, 1952 in St. Augustine, FL, and had been a resident of Camden County most all of his life.  He was a graduate of Camden County High where he played football and also earned the Superlative of “Most Original”.  He was in the nuclear power business most of his adult life.  He was an avid sportsman, and very outgoing with a bubbly personality.
Mr. Harvey was of the Baptist faith, and a veteran of the United States Air Force.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, at 1:00 pm at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys with                          officiating.  Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at 12:00 at the funeral home.
Survivors include his father, Harold E. Harvey of St. Marys; son, Erik Harvey of Baxley; brother and sister in law, Allen and Julie Harvey of St. Marys; several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Harvey was preceded in death by his mother, Alma Mae Ferrell Harvey and brother, Hal E. Harvey, Jr.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Jason Coker – August 13, 2015

Jason Coker, 34, of Woodbine, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015 at the Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick.
Jason was born March 17, 1981 in Saratoga Springs, NY.  He had been a resident of Camden County since 1995, and was a graduate of Camden County High, and also a graduate of Valdosta State University.
Jason was a machinist apprentice, presently employed with Trident Refit Facility, Kings Bay.
The family will be receiving friends at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys, on Tuesday, August 18, 2015, from 4 pm to 6 pm.  An Inurnment will be held at a later date.
Survivors include his parents, Kelly S. and Albert Ray Coker, Jr., of Woodbine; sister and brother in law, Dana and Lon Carper of St. Marys; niece, Hadley Carper, nephew, Ayden Carper, and several cousins.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Rosie Wicker Hamon – August 13, 2015

Rosie W. Hamon, 86, of St Marys, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015 at the Senior Care Center in St. Marys.
Born October 23, 1928 in Laurel, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Melba Frazer Wicker.
Mrs. Hamon had resided in Camden County since 1953, and was retired from Gilman Paper Company, Bag Plant division with 25 years of service.  She was a member of the St. Marys Presbyterian Church.  Her hobbies included bowling, yard work and was an avid Braves fan.
Survivors include her daughter and son in law: Carol and Gordon Phillips of St. Marys; two sons and daughters in law, Gordon Russell Hamon and wife Velma of Albany, and Wayne Edward Hamon, Jr. and wife Linda of St. Marys; nine grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Edna Kay Boyd and Bertha Glendale Hamon, a brother, Dennis Neal Hamon, and grandson, Kevin Ray Phillips.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys, with Pastor Rick Douylliez officiating.  A private inurnment will be held at Oak Grove Cemetery at a later date.
The family requests memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Hamon be made to the Senior Care Center in St. Marys or Heartland Hospice.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Elsie Virginia Farris – Thursday, August 13, 2015

Elsie Virginia Farris, 80, of St. Marys, GA, passed away August 13, 2015 at her residence in St. Marys.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, 2:00 pm, at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys, with Chaplain Pat McCord officiating.  A visitation for family and friends will be held Saturday, August 15, 2015, from 4:00 until 6:00 pm, also at the funeral home.
Mrs. Farris was born in Kentucky, Dec. 28, 1934, to the late Ottie Glen and Lora Elizabeth Butler Eubank.  She had been a resident of St. Marys for the past 26 years, and was a member of Kingsland First Baptist Church.  She was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting and gardening.
Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Robert L. Farris, of St. Marys, GA,
2 children, Dr. David M. Shull (Diane) of Hamilton, OH, and Lynnette Marie Coone (Don) of Gallipolis, OH,
several step-children,
4 sisters, Marie Turner of Elizabethtown, KY, Wilma Hepp of Radcliff, KY, Clarissa Alvey (Dick) of Floyd Knobs, IN, Anne Straney (Jerry), of Virginia Beach, VA,
a brother, Richard Eubank (Sylvia) of Radcliff, KY
4 grandchildren, Jeremy G. Odom, Dr. Kristin P. Magner, David W. Shull, Austin B. James
8 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Myron Dale Shull.
The family requests memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Farris be made to the American Cancer Society.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys, GA is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert A. Darby – August 6, 2015

Robert A. Darby, 70, of Kingsland, passed away Thursday, August 6, 2015, at his residence.

Born August 1, 1945 in Albany, GA, he was the son of the late Elon and Catherine Pope Darby.
Mr. Darby had been a resident of Camden County for 40 years, and was retired from Gilman Paper Company with 30 years of service.  He was an avid fisherman and hunter and loving father and grandfather.  He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving his country honorably during the Vietnam Era, having served two tours of duty.
Memorial services will be held Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 6 pm at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys with Pastor Charles Dunn officiating.  A private inurnment will be held at a later date.
Survivors include his daughter, Renee Crews of Nahunta; son and daughter in law, Charlie and Heather Darby of White Oak; brother, Eugene Darby of Montgomery, AL, and nephew Matthew Darby (Alison) of Montgomery, AL; grandchildren, Bailey Crews, Preston Darby, and Levi Darby.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Tammy Renee Adams Davis – August 5, 2015

Tammy Renee Adams Davis, 47, of Kingsland passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at Southeast Georgia Health System, Camden Campus.
Tammy was born May 27, 1968 in Homerville, GA.  She was an amazing cook, enjoyed gardening, and was a strong and feisty young lady.  Everyone that knew Tammy, loved her.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, and “Nana”.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 11:00 am at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys with Pastor Edward Dixon officiating.  A private inurnment will be held later.
Survivors include her partner in life, Rey Thomas of Kingsland; children, Kayla Wells of Fernandina Beach, FL, Kristi Adams of Kingsland, and Thomas Matthew Clements of Douglas; sister, Melissa Welch of Douglas; brothers, Donnie Adams, Jr., Nathan Chaney, and Jeff Chaney all of Douglas; four grandchildren, Johnny Bosnoian, Gage Bosnoian, Thomas Matthew Clements, III, and Coden Clements; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Shirley Murray Adams.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Genevieve M. Riley – July 31, 2015

Genevieve M. Riley, 97, of St. Marys, passed away Friday, July 31, 2015 at Quality Health Care in Fernandina Beach, FL.

Services are incomplete at this time and will be announced later.

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