Monthly Archives: March 2016

Sandra D. Sartor – March 25, 2016

Sandra D. Sartor, 74, of Kingsland, passed away Friday, March 25, 2016 at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick.

Private Memorial services will be held at a later date by the family.

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

Ronald Edward Keller, Ret. MMCS, US Navy – March 24, 2016

Retired Senior Chief Machinist Mate (MMCS), Surface Warfare (SW), Ronald E. Keller, passed away on Thursday, March 24th, 2016, at the age of 72.  Ron was born to Marvin E. Keller, Lt. Col. United States Army (retired) and Dollita Keller, in Warner Robins, Georgia on March 17th, 1944.  Ronald was a retired United States Navy Senior Chief, Former Commander of Local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8385, VFW Georgia State Commander (2012-2013), and former President of the Armed Forces Motorcycle Club (AFMC).  Ron’s favorite hobbies included fishing, model trains, and other outdoor sports.

Ronald is survived by his wife, Rebecca (Becky), brother, Alan Keller, and sister, Angela Keller; sons, Kenneth Keller, James Russell Alger, III and his wife Michelle; daughters, Felicia Hartley and her husband Tim (United States Navy, retired), Luana Alger, Crystal Freeman, Wendy Oberkirch and her husband Jack (United States Navy, retired); grandchildren, Logan, Dustin (United States Navy), Steven, and Chelsea Keller, Ashley Teeter, Ronald Stringfellow (United States Army, veteran), James and John Alger, Jemini (United States Army, veteran), Micheau (United States Army) and Kira Kelley, Jonathan (United States Marine, veteran), Matthew (United States Marine, veteran) and Rebecca Van Hesteren, and great grandchildren Guy Keller, Mickaylah Curtis, Rylee and Briana Van Hesteren, Justin Stringfellow, Jayden and Caleb Garrison, and Mabel Kelley.

Ronald was preceded in death by his mother and father, and great grandson Seth Dunford.

Ron was a loyal and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, shipmate, brother and friend. His smile, sense of humor, and unrelenting support for our country, our veterans, and anyone in need, will be sorely missed.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 28, 2016 at 4:00 pm at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys, with Chaplain Gray officiating, and with full Military Honors. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at 3:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Department of Georgia We Care Fund or National Children’s Home. Please call VFW Post 8385 at (912) 729-7933 for contact information for the above charities.

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

 

 

Thelma H. Lewis – March 17, 2016

Thelma H. Lewis, 97, of St. Marys passed away Friday, March 17, 2016 at Magnolia Manor in St. Marys.

Funeral services will be held March 24 2016 , at 11:00 am at Union Baptist Church Cemetery in Sylvania, GA.

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

Greg A. Dumaop – March 14, 2016

Greg A. Dumaop, 49, of Kingsland passed away Monday, March 14, 2016 at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, FL.
Funeral services will be held at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys at 10:00 am on Thursday, March 17, 2016.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

J. Stanley Jones – March 9, 2016

J. Stanley Jones, 73, of St. Marys passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Community Hospice N.E Nassau in Fernandina Beach, FL.
Born December 12, 1942 in Pierce County, Georgia, he was the son of the late John E. and Mary Louise Strickland Jones.  He was also preceded in death by his nephew, Kelly Jones, and beloved mother in law, Ila Belle Allmond.
Mr. Jones had been a resident of Camden County for the past 57 years, and was retired from Gilman Paper Company with 42 years of service.  He adored his grandchildren, enjoying all their school activities and dance recitals.  He enjoyed baseball, football, fishing, and woodworking.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of St. Marys.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 2:00 pm, at the First Baptist Church of St. Marys with Pastor Steve Kegley officiating.  Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.  The family will receive friends on Friday evening at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Pallbearers: Peyton Crawford, Steven Jones, Kyler Crawford, James Jones, David Boeck, Richie Moody, and Robert Johns.
Survivors include his loving wife of 54 years, Annette Jones of St. Marys; sons and daughters in law, Nick and Michelle Jones of St. Marys, and Brad and April Jones of Kingsland; brothers and sisters in law, Stafford and Diane Jones of Hoboken, and Danny and Patsy Jones of Blackshear; grandchildren, John Jones, Kacey Jones, Joseph Jones, and Sam Jones; several nieces and nephews.
The family requests memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Stanley Jones be made to the Georgia Diabetes Research Foundation, Inc., 1211 Whispering Pines Road, Albany, GA 31707 or Community Hospice N.E. Nassau, Warner Center, 1348 South 18th St., Fernandina Beach, FL  32034.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Anna K. Plaine – March 6, 2016

ANNA LILLIAN KOPSA PLAINE, age 90, of Magnolia Manor, St. Marys, Georgia, passed away Sunday, March 6, 2016.

Anna was born December 30, 1925 in New York City.  She was married to WWII Marine Aviator Captain William Marshall Plaine, who preceded her in death on September 16, 1950.

Survivors include her daughter, Suzanne “Suzi” Plaine of St. Marys , numerous nieces and nephews, and her many friends in Montvale, New Jersey, New Bern, North Carolina, and St. Marys.

Anna was a caring wife and mother and an avid golfer, playing  to age 85.

A celebration of life is planned at a later date.  In lieu of flowers,  donations are requested to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. www.fundMS.org

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

 

 

Laura Hayes Dieffenbach – March 3, 2016

Laura Hayes Dieffenbach, 34, of St. Marys passed away Thursday, March 3, 2016 at Southeast Georgia Health System Camden Campus.
Laura was born in Wilmington, Delaware on March 20, 1981.  She was a 1999 graduate of Camden County High School, and a graduate of College of Coastal Georgia, receiving her Nursing Degree in 2010.
Laura was employed with Allegiant Home Health Services of Florida as a Registered Nurse and had been working in home health care from 2010 to the present.  She loved the outdoors, nature, and all animals.  Laura was loved by her family, friends, and everyone she came in touch with.
Survivors include her husband, Brian M. Ballard and  eight year old daughter, Lily M. Ballard of St. Marys; mother and step-father, Gail and Joachim Pfoh of Amelia Island, FL; sister, Claire J. Wilkinson of St. Marys and niece Gabriella Wilkinson.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.