Monthly Archives: March 2017

Kathleen Marie Hall – March 26, 2017

Kathleen Marie Hall, 63, of Kingsland, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Baptist Medical Center Nassau in Fernandina Beach, FL.
Funeral services will held on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys.  Burial to follow in Colesburg Cemetery.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to services.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys was in charge of arrangements.

Robert Fenton Nevin – March 26, 2017

Robert Fenton Nevin, 81, of Kingsland passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center in Brunswick.

Bob was born February 8, 1936 in Dayton, Ohio, and spent his childhood in Grosse Isle,Mi. where he graduated High School before being accepted into the United States Naval Academy. He was part of the graduating class of 1957 from the Academy and began a long and illustrious career. His first assignment was aboard the Naval Destroyer the USS Holder. He then went to Sub School in New London Ct. After Sub School he was assigned to the Submarine the USS Cobbler. He then moved west to study Oceanography at the University of Washington before moving on to San Diego and the USS Spinax. After the Spinax his career took a turn towards deep ocean study. He became the Commanding Officer of the Deep Sea Bathyscaphe the Trieste II and it’s tender the White Sands. While in command of the Trieste he was instrumental in the locating and investigation of going down 11,000 feet to discover the debris field that could help the cause of the accident into the loss of the Nuclear Submarine Scorpion. He was in the 5th company and was one of the coxswains of the Navy crew team.  Bob then moved again East to an assignment with the Naval Oceans and Atmospheric Administration (N.O.A.A). After his stint with N.O.A.A. he again moved west to San Diego to become Senior Officer of the Naval Undersea Center and the Naval Ocean Systems Center.  Finally,in 1979, his last assignment was to become the Executive Officer of Kings Bay Submarine Base in Camden County Georgia. Commander Nevin retired from the Navy in 1983 and spent the rest of his life in Camden County.

A gathering of friends and family will be held Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm and with full Military Honors beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Survivors include his sons, Robert Gillard Nevin of Kingsland, William Fenton Nevin of Pacifica, CA, and David Blakely Nevin (Joy) of Kingsland; sisters, Anne McCartney of West Palm Beach, FL, and Peg Starkoski of Boynton Beach, FL; seven grandchildren, Chad Robert Nevin, Jayson Andrew Nevin, Robert Tyler Nevin, Raymond Gehrig Nevin, Jacqueline Lee Nevin, Gabrielle Anne Nevin, and Lauren Fay Nevin.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert M. and Anne Fenton Nevin.

The family requests memorial contributions in memory of Robert F. Nevin be made to the Wounded Warriors Project.

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

Thomas Erts – March 26, 2017

Thomas Erts, 78, of Kingsland passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Southeast Georgia Health System, Camden Campus.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Shirley Thomasson – March 19, 2017

Shirley Diana Thomasson of St. Marys answered her call to her heavenly home on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at her residence.

Miss Thomasson was born to Reedy and Eva Thomasson on December 5, 1950 in Andalusia Alabama. She was 66 years of age, and lived years beyond expectations.

 She was a lifelong resident of Andalusia until moving to St. Mary’s Georgia in 2005. She now joins her daddy, mother, a brother James, a sister Linda, and a sister Doris in heaven. 

She is survived by a special niece and caregiver Lynn Call (Larry), a nephew Reggie Thomasson (Bobbie), a niece Sandra Blaich (Johnie), a niece Candy McClendon (Joe), a nephew Sammy Huggins (Beth), and a nephew Britt Huggins (Shannon) as well as several great nieces and nephews and great, great nieces and nephews along with a host of church family and friends.

Shirley was special indeed. She never met a stranger and considered everyone to be her family.  She loved everyone and nothing brought her more pleasure than having pictures of her loved ones to brag about.  She was a competitive game player especially cards.  She got hours of pleasure putting a name on her list of blankets to crochet for anyone who had a birthday, anniversary, wedding, or new baby.  Her greatest gift to anyone was that of giving of herself. She was passionate about helping others.  She truly had a heart of a servant.  If we all would love as hard as Shirley loved, smiled as big as she did, and served others as her heart did, what a better world we would live in.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 12 noon at Cedar Grove Church of Christ in Andalusia, AL with visitation one hour prior to services. Burial to follow at the churchyard cemetery.

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

Hugh “Doug” Rowland – March 17, 2017

Hugh D. Rowland, 79, of Kingsland passed away Friday, March 17, 2017 at his residence.
Born April 3, 1937 in Buford, GA, he was the son of the late Thomas and Maggie Maria Ledford Rowland.  He was also preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
Mr. Rowland was known to his family and many friends as “Doug”.  He was a veteran of the United States Navy, retiring in 1985 with 30 years of service.  He had been a resident in Camden County since 1980, and enjoyed woodworking and working in the garden.  He liked having the children from Noah’s Ark come out and plant potatoes and digging them up so they could see how potatoes grow.  He was a member of the Kingsland First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his loving wife of 34 years, Barbara Jones Rowland of Kingsland; son, Raymond Rowland (Janice) and daughter, Kimberly Bowers (Donnie) all of Wellsboro, PA, son, Lance Rowland (Kim) of New Milford, PA; step-children, Sherry Kellogg of Omaha, NE, Jerry Kellogg (Earleene), and Donald Kellogg (Mary) all of Edgemont, SD, and Sondra Kellogg of Marysville, KS; sisters, Verona Johnson of Winter Haven, FL, Shelly Jean Harrison of Roopville, GA, Brenda Reed (Gary) of Bessemeer, AL, and Linda Parker (David) of Lawrenceville, GA; 12 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Kingsland First United Methodist Church with Pastor Devin Schultz officiating.  The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to services.  Inurnment will be held at the Jacksonville National Cemetery with full military honors.
The family requests memorial contributions in memory of “Doug” be made to Hospice of the Golden Isles of Brunswick or the Kingsland First United Methodist Church.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.