Monthly Archives: April 2017

Roy B. Smith – April 8, 2017

Roy B. Smith, 78, of St. Marys, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Southeast Georgia Health System, Camden Campus.
Services will be held at a later date in Lovell, Wyoming.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Bertha Mbeng MBU – April 7, 2017

Bertha Mbeng MBU, 80, of Kingsland, passed away Friday, April 7, 2017 at Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick.
Private graveside services will be held at Lawnwood Cemetery in Kingsland.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Dr. Dinshaw Bejan Sidhwa – April 7, 2017

Dr. Dinshaw Bejan Sidhwa, 64, of Kingsland, passed away Friday, April 7, 2017 At Baptist Medical Center In Jacksonville, FL.

Dr. Sidhwa was born January 28, 1953 in Karachi, Pakistan and moved with his parents to Tanzania, Africa at the age of 4.  Later moved to England to continue his “A” Levels in preparation for medical school.  Prior to beginning medical school he also received training and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician.  He then moved to Canada to attend McMaster University where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree with honors.  Following this he attended the American University School of Medicine in Monserrat, then to Chicago, IL for his residency.  He was married in Chicago and they moved to Reading, PA  for internship and later to practice medicine.  Following the birth of his 2 children he and his family returned to Canada to practice medicine.  From Canada they moved to Albany, GA then Fernandina Beach, FL.  While living in FL and practicing as an ER physician at Southeast GA Health System Camden Campus, he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma which resulted in a brief time away from medicine.  After a successful stem cell transplant he returned to medicine gradually by working in hyperbarics at Baptist Hospital and as an urgent care physician at Amelia Urgent Care in Fernandina Beach, FL.  In 2009 he came to work at Baptist Primary Care in St. Marys, Georgia.   He was a private pilot who volunteered for Pilots and Paws, as well as Angle Flights and Mercy Flights.  He also volunteered at the Nassau County Health Department.  He loved to travel and share his adventures with his friends, family, and patients.

He is survived by his wife, Tracey Sidhwa, mother Dina Bejan Sidhwa, daughter Michelle Dehn and her husband Charlie, grandsons, Cyrus and Archer, Michelle’s mother Elsa Brelsford, step Daughter Jenna Ford , brother Feroz, wife Marook, nephews Farokh and Danny, niece Lila, brother Shahroukh, wife Riah, nephews Jahan and Arman, niece Kashmira.  Dr. Sidhwa was preceded in death by his son, Darius Dinshaw Sidhwa and father, Bejan Dinshawji Sidhwa.

Funeral services were held Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys at 11:00.  The family received friends at the funeral home one hour prior to services.

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

Kathleen Buchanan – April 4, 2017

Kathaleen Ann Buchanan, 75, of St. Marys, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Southeast Georgia Health System, Camden Campus.
Born March 2, 1942 in Newark, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Irene Buchanan.
Mrs. Buchanan’s biggest hobbies were watching TV and eating her cookies.  She was a loving mother, sister, and grandmother.
Private services will be held by the family.
Survivors include her children, John Byron (Carey) of Hackettstown, NJ, Linda Byron of St. Marys, and Andy Byron (Tracy) of Hackettstown, NJ; sister, Marty Kelly (Joe); brothers, Earl Buchanan (Dixie) and David Buchanan (Barbara); grandchildren, Justin, Alexa, Ashley, Casey, Jessica, and Austin; one great grandchild, Avery Grace, several nieces and nephews.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Mildred J. Lavoie – April 4, 2017

Mildred J. Lavoie, 70, of Woodbine, passed away Monday, April 4, 2017, at
Southeast Georgia Health System, Camden.

Born June 10, 1946 in Broomall, PA, she was the daughter of Raymond and
Mildred Sterner.  She was also preceded in death by her sister, Rae Joyce.

Mrs. Lavoie had resided in Camden County for the past 15 years and was of
the Catholic faith.  She was a school bus driver with Wallingford School
District, retiring with 17 years of service, member of the Red Hat Society,
and a cancer survivor.  Her biggest enjoyment in life was spending time with
her family.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Allison Memorial
Chapel in St. Marys at 3:00 pm with Michael Lynn officiating. The family
will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to services.  Burial
will be held at Jacksonville National Cemetery.

Survivors include her loving husband of 53 years, Richard A. Lavoie of
Woodbine; daughter, Debbie Mumford of Brunswick; son, Richard W. Lavoie
(Melissa) of Boothwyn, PA; two grandchildren, Jadyn Lavoie and Emma Lavoie.

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

Sherman Roderick Williams – April 3, 2017

Sherman Roderick Williams, 75, of Kingsland passed away Monday, April 3, 2017 at his residence.
Born August 21, 1941 in Jacksonville, FL, he was the son of the late James and Annie Bell Williams.  He was also preceded in death by his grandson, Jessie Ratliff, four brothers and five sisters.
Mr. Williams had resided in Camden County for the past 25 years, was a self employed air conditioning technician, and was a veteran of the United States Army.  He enjoyed fishing, cooking, barbequing, and spending time with his family. He was a loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to services.
Survivors include his wife, Sandy Williams of Kingsland; children, Jessica W. Allen (Shane) of Jacksonville, FL, Roddy Williams (Will) of Atlanta, Cathy Davis (Wayne) of Callahan, FL, Pam Nettles (David) of Ocean Way, FL, and step-son, Wayne Durden (Janine) of Kingsland; two brothers, Terry Williams and Raymond Williams; two sisters, Glenda Chism and Wanda Smith; seven grandchildren, Peighton, Adysen, James, Caroline, Kaylee, Mathew, and Wayne; numerous nieces and nephews.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Lillian Virginia Mather – April 2, 2017

Lillian Virginia Mather, 84, of St. Marys, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017 at the Senior Care Center in St. Marys.
Born August 31, 1932 in New York, NY, she was the daughter of the late John and Rose Penner Fallon.  In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by her husband, John Mather.
Coming from Ft. Worth, TX where she had lived for over 30 years, she moved to Camden County where she had resided for the past 5 years.  Mrs. Mather enjoyed crocheting, knitting and loved playing Bingo.  She was a loving, mother and grandmother.
She is survived by seven children, John Slaton of St. Marys, Edward Nelsen, Robert Nelsen, and Dale Nelsen all of Ft. Worth, TX, Patricia Stewart of Burleson, TX, Sharon Quinones of Dallas, TX, and Virginia Jenkins of Waco, TX; brother, John Fallon of Boynton Beach, FL; eleven grandchildren, Charity, Jennifer, Amanda, Brandy, Amanda, Tanya, Danielle, Tessa, Seleca, Keenan, and Kierra; twelve great grandchildren.
Private services were held by her family.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Iris Elaine Pfautz – April 1, 2017

Iris E. Pfautz, 72, of Kingsland passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 at UF Health, Shands in Jacksonville, FL.
A gathering of friends and family will be held Friday, April 7, 2017 at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.