Monthly Archives: May 2017

Michael Lawrence Courtney – May 27, 2017

Michael L. Courtney, 63, of Kingsland, GA., passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017 at his residence.
Michael was born September 18, 1953 in Wichita Falls, Texas, and had resided in Camden County since 2001.  He use to drag race, building his own race cars, and was an accomplished machinist and fabricator. He had a love for corvette’s and Harley Davidson motorcycles, and was a metal artist.
Visitation will be held Friday, June 2, 2017 from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys, and services to follow at the graveside at Brazell Cemetery at 12:30 pm., with Rev James Clendinen officiating.
Pallbearers: Roy Versele, Bobby Dinkins, John Anderson, Brian Armstrong, Gael Brewbaker, and Charles Dumont.
Survivors include his wife, Patti Courtney of Kingsland, GA; mother, Patricia A. Courtney of Kingsland, GA; daughter, Kristin McCallister of Fort Walton Beach, FL; step-children, Joanne Armstrong (Brian) of Marietta, GA,  and Donald Kramer (Patricia) of Katy, TX; grandchildren, Cameron McCallister, Kylianne Courtney, Mitchell Kramer, Taylor Kramer, Justin Armstrong, and Jacob Armstrong; several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Courtney and two brothers, Nathan Earl Courtney and Douglas Lee Courtney.
The family requests memorial contributions in memory of Michael Courtney be made to Heartland Hospice, 664 Scranton Road, Suite 103, Brunswick, GA 31520.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys, GA is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Lee Cross – May 26, 2017

Robert Lee Cross, 60, of St. Marys passed away Friday, May 26, 2017 at his residence.
An inurnment will be held in Morris Illinois at a later date.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Corey Cribbs – May 25, 2017

James Corey Cribbs, 44, of St. Marys, passed away peacefully at his residence, following an extended illness on Thursday, May 25, 2017.
Born July 4, 1972 in St. Marys, GA, he was the son of the late Floyd and Marie Cribbs.
Corey was a life long resident of Camden County and attended the Lighthouse Church of God.   He enjoyed hunting for arrow heads, and loved the outdoors.  Corey enjoyed being around people, and most of all with his family and friends.  He will always be remembered and loved.
Survivors include his loving wife of 14 years, Stacy Cribbs of St. Marys; step-daughter, Amber Anderson of St. Marys; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
A Celebration of Corey’s Life will be held Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Lighthouse Church of God with Pastor Bobby Woods officiating.  A private inurnment will be held at a later date.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Harry Lee Menius – May 22, 2017

Harry Lee Menius, 92, of St. Marys passed away Monday, May 22, 2017 at his residence.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, retired Master Sergeant, serving his country honorably during WWII.
Private services will be held at a later date.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth J. Grott – May 21, 2017

Kenneth J. “Ken” Grott (94), formerly of Sedalia, died Sunday, May 21, 2017, in St. Mary’s, Georgia.

Ken was born in Chester, Illinois, on October 9, 1922, the eldest child of Stephen and Helena (Besson) Grott.  He married Mary Ann Elder in Claryville, Missouri on June 9, 1951.  Ken and Mary Ann raised four children in Belleville, Illinois, then Sedalia, Missouri, where the couple lived from 1965 to 2014, before moving to St. Mary’s, Georgia, to be closer to family.

Ken served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Quartermaster Corps, 561st Railhead Company, in England and France.  After the war, he began a 45-year career in women’s shoe manufacturing as a pattern maker at International Shoe in St. Louis, Missouri.  He joined Town & Country Shoes in Sedalia in 1965 as head of the Pattern Department and later as Manager of Manufacturing until retiring in 1988.

Ken was actively involved in the community.  In 1970, he helped to organize, and was an early president of, the Manufacturers’ Association of Pettis County.  He served on the United Way Board and held local, district and council volunteer positions with the Boy Scouts of America.  In retirement, Ken greatly enjoyed crappie fishing with friends at Truman Lake, as well as volunteering for the Knights of Columbus, Sacred Heart Parish Bazaar, and Sacred Heart School. He was a member of American Legion Post 642, Lifetime Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3553, and Life Member of the Knights of Columbus Council 831.

Surviving Ken are his wife, Mary Ann; a son, William Grott, and his wife, Angela, of Grant, Florida; two daughters, Julie Cook, and her husband, Roger, of Jacksonville, Florida, and Cynthia Bohn, and her husband, James, of Atlanta, Georgia; a brother, Fidelis (Dale) Grott, of Chester, Illinois; two sisters, Patricia Schulte, of Chester, Illinois, and Bonita Towers, of Freeburg, Illinois; five grandchildren, Adam Grott, and his wife, Anna, Damian Cook, and his wife, Edie, Lauren Bohn, Diana Cook, and Brittany Bohn; and four great;grandchildren.

He is predeceased by a son, James Grott; two brothers, Donald Grott and Lowell Grott; one sister, Emogene Cushman; and many great friends.

A memorial mass will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at a future date.  Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Sacred Heart Foundation, 421 West Third Street, Sedalia, MO 65301, or the charity of your choice.

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

Rose H. Alfano – May 21, 2017

Rose H. Alfano, 85, of St. Marys passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Hospice
of the Golden Isles in Brunswick.

Born March 4, 1932 in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late James
and Jenny Laino.

Mrs. Alfano had been a resident of Camden County for the past 16 years and
was a seamstress all of her life.  She was an avid Bingo player, and loved
to crochet blankets for her family and friends.  She was a loving mother,
grandmother, and great grandmother.

The family will be holding a memorial service at a later date.

Survivors include her loving husband of 59 years, Ralph Alfano of St. Marys;
two daughters, Diane Wood (Bill) of St. Marys, and Maureen Koo (Scott) of
East Meadow, NY; two sisters, Jennie D’Antona (Charles) of Mooresville, NC,
and Marilyn Seifert of Staten Island, NY; brother, James Laino of Staten
Island, NY; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

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

Toshiko Martin – May 21, 2017

Toshiko “Bonnie” Martin, 92, of St. Marys passed away peacefully on May 21, 2017 at Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick.
Bonnie had been a resident of Camden County for the past 26 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of St. Marys.  She was retired from the Charleston Air Force Base Exchange where she had been employed for many years as General Manager.  Bonnie had a love for tennis and was a tennis champion while in college in Japan.  She was an avid Camden County and Citadel football fan, never missing any games.
Survivors include her daughter, Ginny Jacobs and husband Jerry of St. Marys, sons, James G. Booker and wife Susie of Orange Park, FL, and John Booker of St. Marys; seven grandchildren, Scott Garcia (Chris), Robert Garcia, Joseph Jacobs (Caitlin), Jimmy Booker (Amy), Kimberly Stuart (Jim), Dale Lesko (Amanda), and Johnny Booker; 15 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis J. Martin.
Visitation will be held at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys on Wednesday, May 24th, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  Burial will follow at Beaufort National Cemetery, in Beaufort, SC, on Thursday, May 25th at 1:00 pm with Pastor Steve Kegley officiating.
The family requests memorial contributions in memory of Toshiko “Bonnie” Martin be made to the First Baptist Church of St. Marys, 102 W. Weed St., St. Marys, GA 31558 or Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31525.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Nix Peeples – May 16, 2017

Dorothy Nix Peeples, 93, of Kingsland, passed away peacefully at her residence on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.
Dorothy was born July 31, 1923 in Kings Ferry, Florida, and was the 14th child born to the late Herbert and Dora Nix.  She was also preceded in death by her late husband, Rogers A. Peeples, whom she married November 6, 1946.
Dorothy had resided in Camden County since 1957.  She served four years with the Internal Revenue, twenty nine years and seven months as City Clerk of Kingsland, and eight years and four months as City Municipal Judge, retiring December 31, 2003.  She served as President of the Kingsland Womans Club, Secretary/Treasurer of Georgia Municipal Association, and served on the Board of Tax Assessors, Board of Voter Registrars, and Secretary/Treasurer of the Brickyard Cemetery in Nassau County, Florida.  She was a member of the Kingsland First Baptist Church.
Survivors include her two sons, Ted Peeples and Roger Dale Peeples (Martha) both of Kingsland; three grandchildren, Jody Peeples, Deidra Tankersley (William), and Desiree Peeples; seven great grandchildren, Trent Tankersley, Gracyn Bailey, Shelly Tankersley, Amber Tankersley, Dalton Keene, Chloe Clark, and Bailey Clark; several dozen nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 19, 2017 at 11:00 am, at the Kingsland First Baptist Church with Pastor Brian Parker officiating.  The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to service time.  Interment will follow the services at Brazell Peeples Cemetery in Kingsland.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.