Monthly Archives: July 2016

Mary Jane Muniz – July 29, 2016

Mary Jane Muniz, 53, of St. Marys, passed away Friday, July 29, 2016 at her residence.

Services will be held Monday, August 1, 2016 at 1:00 pm at the Garden View Baptist Church, 3139 Armsdale Drive, Jacksonville, Florida.

A family visitation was held Sunday, July 31, 2016 at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys

Survivors include her husband, Noah Muniz of Jacksonville, FL, and son, Austin Muniz of St. Marys.

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

Naomi Ruth Adkins – July 27, 2016

Naomi Ruth Adkins, 80, of St. Marys passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at her residence.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery in Jacksonville, FL.  Visitation will be private.

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

Vivian Ann Holler – July 24, 2016

Vivian Ann Holler, 69, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016, in St. Marys, GA, surrounded by her husband and children after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease.

Vivian was born Jan. 17, 1947, to Lt. Col. Thomas Albert Elliott and Gladys Nadine Elliott of Warner Robins. As the daughter of an Air Force pilot, Vivian had childhood experiences that extended from the midwest to Alaska and Spain where she graduated from Madrid-Torrejon High School in 1965. In later years, she became a founding member of her high school alumni association and took an active role in planning reunions around the country. In 1968, Vivian was crowned Miss Warner Robins and went on to compete in the Miss Georgia pageant.  Vivian graduated from Macon Hospital School of Nursing in 1970 and specialized in emergency room and infection control. Her favorite specialty, however, was always the emergency room. She later went on to earn a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in community health.  One night while enjoying dinner with her parents at the Robins AFB Officers’ Club, she met the love of her life, who became her husband of 45 years. On May 22, 1971, Vivian was joined in marriage to Capt. James W. Holler III. In October 1975, they welcomed their first child, a daughter, Tomi Ann. Two years later, again in October, a son, James William Holler IV, was born.
Vivian’s greatest delight in life was that of being a wife and mother. She took care of her family with boundless love, strength and grace. She was always there for each of them, waiting by the window for her husband to come home when the weather was bad, never missing a single sports event for either of her kids, staying up late to make sure everyone was home safely and making every holiday and birthday magical.  She was very active with Boy Scouts of America, serving as advancement chairman and as camp nurse, among her many other roles. She was known as “Mom” to countless kids throughout the years, offering support, a kind word or just someone to talk to. Even after her kids were grown, she continued to be “Mom” for the cadets of the Air Force JROTC at Greene County High School in Greensboro and Polytech High School in Dover, Del., where her husband was the JROTC senior instructor.  Vivian’s other passion was raising, training and showing her beloved German shepherds. She spent many years teaching obedience and showing in both the obedience and confirmation show rings. Her children and dogs were often the inspiration for her poetry and in 2005 she published in a book of poetry called “Twilight Musings.”  In 2003 her family grew when her daughter married Michael Scott Glenn and in 2005 she welcomed her first grandchild, Lucas Scott Glenn, and in 2007, the second, Logan Thomas Glenn.
Vivian was truly a remarkable woman who experienced and accomplished much in her life.
She is survived by her husband, Col. James W. Holler III; her son, Maj. James W. Holler IV; her daughter, Tomi A. Glenn; son-in-law, Michael Glenn; grandsons, Lucas and Logan; and her sister, Tomi Elane Roeske.
Celebration of life services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Fernandina Beach, Fla. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Michael Dwayne Elliott – July 23, 2016

Michael Dwayne Elliott, 57, of Saint Marys Ga. passed away Saturday July 23, 2016 at Hospice of Golden Isles in Brunswick Georgia.

He was born August 30, 1958 in Huntington, West Virginia to Lena and the late Archie Elliott.

In 1977 he met and married Melanie Steen in Orlando Florida. They remarried on June 9, 1995 in Saint Marys Georgia.

Mr. Elliott worked for Wyman Westberry for over 21 years, building and maintaining Mom & Pop Food Stores in Camden County Georgia.

He was a dedicated member of Fraternal Order of Eagles #4379 in Saint Marys. He had volunteered several years to the VFW in Kingsland, Ga. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and was an advid Nascar fan. He was a huge collector of one of a kind items and had a love for country and southern rock music. But most of all he loved spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife Melanie Elliott of Saint Marys, Georgia. Mother Lena Lindborg of Hilliard, Florida. His brother Ike (Kay) Elliott of Folkston, Georgia and sister Connie (Mike) Skirvin of Savannah, Georgia. His children Eric (Patricia) of Jacksonville, Florida. Gene (Laura) of Kingsland, Georgia. His grandchildren Kailyn, Hunter, and Tru.

In lieu of flowers family request donations can be made to: Hospice of Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, Georgia 31525

A Memorial/Celebration of Life will be held Sunday July 31, 2016, at 1 pm, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles #4379, 101 C, Industrial Drive, Saint Marys, Ga 31558.

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

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Rhonda Jean Lord – July 18, 2016

Rhonda Jean Lord, 53, of Kingsland went home to be with or Savior on July 18, 2016.
She was born July 7, 1963 in Marietta, GA.  Rhonda enjoyed helping with fundraisers, and tending to the needs of her family and friends. She was a head strong, tough, caring, loving lady, had the hugest heart, and will be greatly missed.
Rhonda leaves behind the love of her life, her husband of 10 years, John William Lord, III of Kingsland; father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence H. Nowell of Dallas, GA; son, Jayson L. Hogan, daughter and fiance, Renee Herbert and Zachariah Hogan all of Kingsland; brother, Richard H. Nowell of Woodbine; sister and brother in law, Dixie and Joseph Chauncey of Lakeland, GA; six step-sisters, Penny Crider of Dallas, GA, Cindy Siniard, Kathy Siniard, Cheryl Hughes, Exie Siniard, and Jeannie Siniard all of Nashville, GA; step-brother, Eddie Jones of Dallas, GA; 3 brothers in laws, Raymond Lord of St. Marys, Richie (Jean) Lord, and William Lord all of Kingsland; 3 sisters in law, Loretta Fullard of St. Marys, Sherry (Shane) Maynard of Kingsland, and Deborah (Craig) Shultz of Montgomery, AL; 7 grandchildren, Brandon, Noah, Harmony, Dalton, Brittney, Michael, and Sophie, 2 Furbabies, Meisha and Zeva.  Several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Betty Jean Rowan and son, Brian Martin.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 10:00 am at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Cindy Marie Wailes – July 15, 2016

Cindy Marie Wailes, 42, of Woodbine passed away Friday, July 15, 2016 at Southeast Georgia Health System, Camden Campus.
A Celebration of Cindy’s Life will be held at North River Cabin, 270 Meeting Street, St. Marys, on Thursday, July 21, 2016, at 4:00 pm
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Helen Robbins Clark – July 14, 2016

Helen Robbins Clark, 92, of Amelia Island, FL, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Osprey Village At Amelia Island, FL.

She was born, May 22, 1924 in Rocky Mount, NC. She was preceded in death by her parents, William G. and Helen Chisman Robbins, husband, Charles Richard Clark, and brother, Austin Robbins.

Helen graduated from Rocky Mount High School in 1941 and graduated from Salem College for women in 1945 with a major in English and History minor. She married Charles Richard Clark in September 1949 and they celebrated 59 years together. Helen became a stay at home mother having six children and volunteered her services to her community wherever she resided. She was a member of Holy Trinity Church, the Raeford Garden club, the Women’s club and bridge club. One of her fondest memories was the annual horse show in Raeford, NC, that the women’s club sponsored. After moving to Warner Robins in 2004 she would bake dozens of cookies weekly  for the homeless mission in Macon. In 2012 She moved to Osprey Village Assisted Living in Amelia Island, FL, where she enjoyed scrabble, poker and games of trivia.  As we drove through the canopy of trees we saw a look of peace and contentment come over her. She loved her new found family and friends at osprey village which became her home. She thoroughly enjoyed her golf cart rides in the evenings around the plantation searching for birds and naming foliage with the gang. She enjoyed traveling, reading and was a passionate cook.

A Celebration of Helen’s Life for Osprey Village friends and family, will be held Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Osprey Village Retreat, Amelia Island, FL, at 2:00 pm, with Fr. Stephen Mazino officiating.  Following the service there will be a reception at the Christie’s home from 5 pm to 7:30 pm.

Survivors include her six children, Helen Pryor, NV, Richard Clark (Teresa),NC, John Clark, NC, Catherine Christie (David), Kingsland, Thomas Clark (Robin), NV, Jannet Kall (Jerry), Warner Robins; 5 grandchildren, Charles Clark (Kellie),  Matthew Clark, Jonathan Christie, Zachary Bibb, and Gabrielle Bibb. Friends and family will remember her wonderful smile and positive attitude and her sharp mind of history and general knowledge.
The family would like to thank all of the nurses and staff at Osprey Village to include Dana Sargeant, the nurses at Baptist Nassau, Dr. Cu, Dr LeBert and their respective staff and many more that contributed to her quality of life. Donations may be made to Community Hospice N.E., Fernandina Beach, FL or Donor’s choice.

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

Alexander S. Brough, Jr. – July 9, 2016

Alexander Smith Brough, Jr., 75, of St. Marys, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Southeast Georgia Health System, Camden Campus.

Memorial services will be held Monday, July 11, 2016, at 3:00 pm at the St. Marys First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Rick Douyliez officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Lois Brough of St. Marys; children, Alexander S. Brough, III (Susan) of Bedford, MASS., Christine Lagoy  (Ed), and Beth Ittleson (Alan) both of West Hartford, CT; grandchildren, Samantha, Alex,IV, Owen Lizzy, Jonny, Andrew, Claire, Evan, and Blake.

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

Maude Kennison Murray – July 6, 2016

Former St. Simons Island resident Maude Kennison Murray, 97, passed away peacefully at “Jefferson”, her home on the Satilla outside of Woodbine.
She was born to the late Clifford E. and the late Essie Marr Kennison on Dec. 7, 1918, and entered Heaven on Wednesday, July 6, 2016.
Mrs. Murray had been a resident of Camden County for the past 44 years. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends. Everyone was always welcomed into her home and never left hungry. She was a fun-loving Granny and never missed listening to the Wildcat football games. She was a member of St. William Catholic Church on St. Simons Island for 35 years and now St. Francis Assisi Church in Folkston. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Dr. Bruce W. Murray; her husband’s children, John M. (Jack) Murray (Suzanne), Bruce Murray (Edna) and Elsie Murray Havers (Stewart); three sisters and one brother.
She is survived by her children, Marie Murray Jetton of Washington, D.C., Herbert Murray (Betty Sue) of Woodbine and Kenny Murray (Mary Jane) of Brunswick; her husband’s daughter, Carolyn Murray McBride of St. Simons Island; three sisters, Dorothy Walters, Bertha Cason and Mary Girtman; 27 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; special friends and loving caregivers, Cocina Hamilton, Ada Hamilton, Cariya K. White and Joyce Holloway.
Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at the Murray Family Cemetery located at 7800 Old Jefferson Highway with Father Leahy presiding.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Francis Assisi Catholic Church in Folkston or a charity of personal choice.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home in St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.