Monthly Archives: August 2016

Robert “Tex” Shinkle – August 28, 2016

Robert “Tex” Shinkle, 67, of Kingsland passed away Sunday August 28, 2016 at Southeast Georgia Health System, Camden.
Born March 30, 1949 in Elwood, Indiana, he was the son of the late Harlan and Pearl Hudson Shinkle.  He was also preceded in death by three sisters and a brother.
“Tex” had been a resident of Camden County for the past 20 years.  He served in the United States Marine Corp for five years, then enlisted in the United States Air Force retiring in 1988 with a total of 20 years, serving his country honorably, and serving during Viet Nam. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart, and numerous medals and commendations.   Following his retirement he had been employed with Amelia Island Plantation.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 1, 2016 at Allison Memorial Chapel at 11:00 am with Pastor Greg Gardell officiating and with full Military Honors.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to services.
Survivors include his wife, Sarah Shinkle of Kingsland; daughters, Melissa Shinkle of Milledgeville, and Priscilla Hansard (Michael) of Kingsland; six grandchildren, Felicia, Charlie, Madalyn, Hope, Casey, and Grace; several nieces and nephews.
The family request memorial contributions be made to the Marines’ Toys for Tots.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Nichole Roschelle Drinks – August 15, 2016

Nichole Roschelle Drinks, 40, of Kingsland passed away Monday, August 15, 2016 at Southeast Georgia Health System, Camden Campus.

Nichole was born January 7, 1976 in Denver, Colorado.  She had been a resident of Camden County for the pat 5 years and a veteran of the United States Navy.  She was a member of the Rock Ministry in San Diego, CA.

She is survived by her husband, Lamar K. Drinks of Kingsland.

Funeral services will be held Monday, August 22, 2016 at 11:00 am at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time.  Burial will be held at Jacksonville National Cemetery.

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

Taylor Justin Williams – August 14, 2016

Taylor Justin Williams, 26, of Kingsland, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016.
Taylor was born November 6, 1989 in Putnam, Connecticut.  He was a 2007 graduate of Haines City High School in Florida.  Taylor was an EMT/Firefighter at East Brooklyn Fire Department in Connecticut for three years, and a veteran of the United States Army serving his country honorably while serving two tours of duty in Afghanistan.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 6:00 pm at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys with Chaplain James W. Barrow officiating and with Military Honors.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to services at 5:00 pm.
Survivors include his mother, Nichole Flannery Williams and fiance, Terry Baksh of Brooklyn, CT; father and step-mother, Stuart And Tina Williams of St. Marys; three brothers, Troy Stuart Williams of Kingsland, Johnny Gamble and Jason Gamble both of Auburndale, FL.  Taylor was preceded in death by his grandfather, Stuart E. Williams. SR.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

John Allen Kinnon – August 14, 2016

John Allen Kinnon, 65, of St. Marys, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016 at Hospice of the Golden Isles, in Brunswick.
Born September 26, 1950 in Willacoochee, GA, he was the son of the late E.H. and Amy Rowe Kinnon.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Sally Winona Kinnon and nephew, Edward Outlaw.
John had resided in Camden County since 1987. He loved carpenter work and was a Jack of all Trades.  He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include a sister, Hilda Kinnon Outlaw, niece, Janet Outlaw Jones and husband Dustin; two great nephews, Ben and Trey; step-daughter Ann Smith and husband John; granddaughter, Lisa Smith Eddy and husband James; grandson, Tommy Smith; two great granddaughters, Alexis and Taylor; great grandson Noah; special cousin, Wayne Rowe and wife Lorelli, and other numerous family members.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Church of God of Prophecy with Pastor Randall Dockery officiating.  The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to services at 10:00 am.  Burial will be private.
Pallbearers: Steve Lane, Henry Benefield, Gary Blount, Gene Barber, Tommy Smith, and James Eddy.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

James “Jim” Duncan Buie, Jr.- August 6, 2016

James “Jim” Duncan Buie, Jr., 67, of Burnt Fort, passed away at his residence on Saturday, August 6, 2016.
Born October 21, 1948 in Woodbine, GA, he was the son of the late James Duncan Buie, Sr., and the late Anna Belle Kelly Buie.  His brother John Kelly Buie also preceded him in death.
Jim was a graduate of Camden High in Woodbine and played for the Camden County Hurricanes, as well as playing college football.  He was also a graduate of Mercer University where he received his PhD in Pharmacy, and did his internship in Atlanta, GA.  Following his graduation he worked for Barnes Pharmacy in Baxley, then on to pursue his dream of opening his own Pharmacy in his hometown of Woodbine.  After his retirement of over 10 years, he continued to work for several local Pharmacies in the area, until his ultimate retirement to follow in his fathers footsteps in land management and tree farming.
Jim enjoyed fishing and hunting, and most of all the love of spoiling all of his grandchildren.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Woodbine.
Survivors include his three children, Christopher Thompson Buie (Janet), and James “Trey” Buie, III (Beth) all of Burnt Fort, and Glenn Butler Buie (Kim) of Spokane Valley, WA; seven grandchildren, Kelly Buie Henderson, Kaitlyn Andrews, Kali Andrews, Lily Buie, Ella Buie, Easton Buie, and Hudsyn Buie.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 11:00 at Burnt Fort Chapel Cemetery with Pastor Tommy Sikes officiating. The family will welcome friends on Tuesday evening from 6 pm to 8 pm at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys.
Pallbearers: Kelly Henderson, Kaitlyn Andrews, Kali Andrews, Roby Williams, Brandon Fuller, Josh Moore and Jeff Laich.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

John Kinnane – August 4, 2016

KINNANE — John Kinnane, 91, of St. Marys passed away peacefully in his sleep Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016.
John was born in Bayonne, N.J., and lived in Cliffwood and Howell, N.J., before moving to Magnolia Manor in St. Marys with his wife Joyce, who he was married to for 68 years.
John served with the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1945 during World War II and saw combat on the destroyer USS Evarts.  After the Navy, John became a police officer in Aberdeen Township, N.J. He moved up in the ranks and retired as captain after 34 years on the force.
John is predeceased by his wife, Joyce, his parents and his brother.
He is survived by his son, Ronald King (Carolyn); three grandchildren, Renee King, Denise Bailey (Ryan) and John King; six great-grandchildren, Kayla, Joseph Jr., John and Jesse Zsilavetz and Ryan and Amanda Bailey; and several nieces and nephews.
John was a wonderful and loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle. He will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him.
A family-only viewing will be from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church. All are welcome to attend the Mass at 10 a.m. officiated by Father Mariusz. Burial will follow Mass immediately at Jacksonville National Cemetery in Florida.
Allison Memorial Chapel of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Eva Evans Wright – August 2, 2016

Eva Evans Wright, 97, of St. Marys, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, August 2, 2016.
Born September 30, 1918 in Tarboro, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late William G. and Martha Quarterman Evans.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clinton Allen Wright, Sr.,  and son, Buddy Wright.
Ms. Eva was a lifelong resident of Camden County.  She with her husband were co-owners of Wright and Evans Hardware and Building Supply in St. Marys.  Together they also built homes in which she was the designer and planner. She was well known for her pies that she baked and were served at Sterling’s Restaurant, downtown St. Marys.  Little did anyone know that the money she made on her pies was given to the St. Marys United Methodist Church Helping Hand Ministry Food Pantry.  She was an avid reader and a member of the St. Marys United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Patsy W. Scott of St. Marys; two grandchildren, Julie Wright and Clint Wright; three great grandchildren, Sybil Wright, Amanda Wright, and Lila Wright; daughter in law, Rosa Ann Wright and dear friend, Nell Davis.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 11:00 am at the St. Marys United Methodist Church with Pastor Tom Jones officiating.  The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to services at 10:00 am…Burial will follow the services at Homeward Cemetery in Waverly.
The family requests memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Eva Evans Wright be made to the St. Marys United Methodist Church Food Pantry or Methodist Boys Home St. Marys.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

David F. Brant – August 1, 2016

David F. Brant, 64, of Woodbine passed away Monday, August 1, 2016 at his residence.
Born March 8, 1952, in Savannah, GA, he was the son of the late William F. and Selma Godbee Brant. He was also preceded in death by his two sisters, Elizabeth Steed and Roberta Williams.
David was a lifelong resident of Camden County and a member of Friendship Baptist Church.  He loved visiting in the Smokey Mountains, as well as an avid builder and driver of dragsters, and a Nascar racing fan.
A Celebration of David’s life will be held Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 4:00 pm at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys with Deacon Billy Brant and Rev. Bob Hughes officiating.
Survivors include three children, Elaine Earley (Bill) of Kingsland, Matt Brant (Sarah) of Orlando, FL, and Mike Brant (Missy) of Augusta; four brothers, Leo Brant (Diane) of Jesup, Alvin Brant (Kathy) and Lannie Brant (Jan) all of White Oak, and Billy Brant (Lucille) of Harrietts Bluff; sister, Peggy Cannon (Roy) of Savannah; five grandchildren, Chelsey Brant, Mitchell Brant, Austin Brant, Cameron Lott, and Michaela Coleman; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

George H. Stahle August 1, 2016

George Hugo Stahle, 71, of Kingsland departed this life on Monday August 1, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at Our Lady Star of the Sea on Friday, August 5th at 11:00a.m. Pallbearers will be members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8385 of Kingsland.

Born January 9, 1945 in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late Gosta H. Stahle and Annie Elliott Stahle, he was a retired U.S. Navy veteran and served in the Vietnam War. After retiring from the Navy, he worked as a Department of the Navy Civil Service Supply Systems Analyst at U.S. Naval bases in Europe and in the United States including Naval Station Pascagoula, MS and Kings Bay, GA. He has been a resident of Camden County since June 1999 and an active member of VFW Post 8385, serving as Post Commander from 2004-2005; he was also a member of the Fleet Reserve Association Branch 248. He always had time for comrades who needed help.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Patrizia Fama Stahle, children George Arthur Stahle and wife Leah Marie Hartfelder Stahle, daughter Crystal Stahle Donoghue and husband Sean Donoghue; grandchildren Randy, 9 and Ella Marie, 2; daughter Nicole Stahle Trahan, grandchildren Andrè, Adrienne, and Angelique. He is also survived by his sisters Anne Marie, Catherine, Anna Karen, Caroline and his brother, Stephen.

The family will receive friends on Thursday August 4th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Allison Memorial Chapel, St. Mary’s.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at VFW Post 8385 on Friday, August 5th from 4:30-6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to VFW Post 8385.

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