Monthly Archives: October 2015

George R. Anderson – October 25, 2015

George R. Anderson, 77, of St. Marys, was called home on Sunday, October 25, 2015.
He was born November 19, 1937 in Brunswick, GA to the late Lucy Mae Kennemore and the late George R. Anderson, Sr.
George had been a resident of Camden County for the past 28 years and was of the Baptist faith.  He was a loving Husband, Father, and Brother.
He met and married his wife Mary Ellen Anderson on September 19, 2008 in St. Marys, GA, and started his career doing body work on cars at Atlantic Lincoln Mercury, Mr. G’s Body Shop, and Greg’s Body Shop in St. Marys.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Mary Ellen Anderson; five children, Derrick Anderson, Robert G. Anderson, Jermaine R. Anderson, Barbara M. Anderson, and Shelly Simpson; two sisters, Amanda Jackson of Brunswick, and Hattie Herrington of Charleston, SC; two brothers, Edward Anderson and Charlie McCloud of Brunswick, and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and family friends.  So long my friend and husband, and father.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 2:00 pm, at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys, with Pastor Alfred Stevens, Jr. officiating.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Lance H. Smith, Jr. – October 24, 2015

Lance H. Smith Jr., 78, of Kingsland, passed away, Saturday, October 24th, 2015 at UF Health Shands Hospital in Jacksonville, FL.  He was born October 20th, 1937, in Gates County, North Carolina to the late Lucile Hazel Smith and the late Lance H. Smith Sr.

Lance was a loving husband and dedicated father, who enjoyed people. His welcoming personality was infectious.  Lance had the ability to speak with anyone and everyone, he never met a stranger.  Lance, along with his family, moved to Camden County, in 1992, where he began to work at Kings Bay Naval Base. He was a member of the US Navy Civil Service for 47 years and retired from Kings Bay Naval Base (TRF) in 2013. He attended Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in St. Mary’s, Georgia.

He lives on, through his loving wife of 33 years, Evelyn Smith, his two daughters, Lovely (Brian) Hammett and April Smith, and his son, Carlton Smith. His memory also continues through his two sisters and brother: Emiline (and the late Leon) Umphlett, Mary Lou (Ray) Bracy, and John (Margaret) Smith, along with many other friends and family members, who loved and cherished his life.

Family and friends are welcome to celebrate his life with a funeral service on Saturday, October 31st, 2015 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in St. Marys at 10:00 am with Deacon Joe Bezy officiating.   The family will receive friends at 9:15 am prior to the service.

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



Leo Porter, III – October 20, 2015

Leo Porter III, 44, came into this world on June 19, 1971 and went to be with our good Lord on October 20, 2015.  He passed away at Clark Memorial Hospital in Clarksville, IN.
Leo was born to Leo Porter Jr and Wanda Craighead, in Hawaii, and was raised in Junction City, Kansas.  Leo was a truck driver for more than 21 years and could not image doing anything else.  On February 18, 1991 he was blessed with a baby girl named Caressa, who was his pride and joy.  In 2004 Leo met his best friend Shelley and they married February 7th, 2010.
Leo is survived by his loving wife Shelley, daughter Caressa, parents Leo Porter Jr and Wanda Craighead and numerous Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.  He’s proceeded in death by his grandparents on both sides and several Aunts and Uncles.
A Celebration of Leo’s life will be held at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Mary’s, GA, on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 11:00 am.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Pastor Eugene Ottis Crews – October 12, 2015

Pastor Eugene Ottis Crews, 73, of Harriett’s Bluff, Woodbine, passed away
peacefully on Monday, October 12th, 2015 at Hospice of Golden Isles in
Born in Telmore, Georgia on October 29th, 1941, he was the son of the late
AJ Crews and Dora Courson Crews. Throughout his life, he went from being a
picker, grinner, and sinner, opening for Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and
Lynard Skynyrd to picker, grinner, and winner as a Christian singer in Gene
Crews and the Believers and the Tributes. When older, he and his wife
attended Calvary Bible Institute where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree
in Biblical Studies. He went on to pastor Harvest Christian Fellowship,
travel as a missionary to Honduras, as well as open a food bank that fed
hundreds of people. He loved music and offered to teach others any
instrument they desired to play.
He used to work at United Insurance Company of America for 24 years as an
insurance man. To sum up the kind of man Eugene Crews was is best
exemplified by how he was with his customers. He would go out of his way to
buy a loaf of bread or a jug of milk if he found out his customer needed it.
He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Reverend Irene Jeanette
Crews, his sons, Kenneth Crews, Jeffrey Crews, Schonathan Crews (Amanda),
and Andy Green, his daughter, Shayé Crews, his step-daughter, Jeanette
Williamson (Chris); his grandsons, Christopher Rawl, Brayden Crews, and
Grayson Crews, and his grandaughters, Amanda Rawl, Hillary Carver, and Megan
Rawl.  He was predeceased in death by his daughter, Zena Jane Crews-Kurfees,
his mother-in-law, Julia Mitchell Rogers, and his brothers, Ralph Crews,
Billy Crews, and Ronald Crews.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 16th, 2015 at 11:00 am at
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home located at 10141 Colerain Road in
St Marys, Georgia. Burial to follow at Hephzibah Baptist Church Cemetery,
located at 6061 Hephzibah Church Road in Waycross, GA. Visitation will be
held Thursday, October 15th, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Allison
Memorial Chapel in St. Marys.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of

Ellen Marie Kays – October 10, 2015

Ellen Marie Kays, 64, of  St. Marys, passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at her residence.

The family will be holding a Memorial Mass at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church.  Further information to follow.

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

Margaret C. Galyean – September 30, 2015

Margaret C. Galyean passed away peacefully on September 30, 2015 at the Senior Care Center, St. Marys, Georgia. She was born on February 28, 1922 in Corinth, Mississippi to William Arthur and Etta Alice Crocker.

She retired as a secretary of Lambuth Memorial United Methodist Church in Jackson, Tennessee after 33 years of service. She was pre-deceased by her mother and father, brother Wallace, sister Vera, and her World War II fiancé W.A.. She is survived by her daughter Ann (Bob) Gardner, grandson Marc Gardner, granddaughter Amy (Tye) Tyler, great grandchildren, Nick, Jake, and Claire, and three nieces, Ginger, Faye and Fonda.

As a single parent, she devoted her life to raising her daughter Ann, and her family will never forget everything she did for them and the love she showed.

Burial will be in Corinth, Mississippi. A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church St. Marys, Georgia on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Rick Douylliez officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be forwarded to Heartland Hospice Care, 664 Scranton Rd, Brunswick, GA 31525

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