Monthly Archives: June 2017

Raymond C. Parks, Jr. – June 22, 2017

Raymond C. Parks, Jr., 73, of St. Marys passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick.
Born February 19, 1944 in Hutchinson, KS, he was the son of the late Raymond C. Parks, Sr., and Helen Louise Parks.
Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Parks of St. Marys; son, Michael C. Parks and wife Marty; daughters, Mhairi Harrison, Elizabeth McCullock, Jackie Mason, and Amanda Witt; brothers, Larry Parks and James Parks; Godson, David McNeil, nephew, William McNeil and wife Wendy.
Ray was a career Navy man from 1962 to 1989, retiring as a CW-4.  Upon his retirement he went to work for Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab that same year.  Ray lived his life his way, and was a loving and caring man who loved to have a conversation with just about anyone.  He was  stubborn when it came to doctors.  He loved the sea and to the sea he will return.  He will be missed by all.
A Celebration of Ray’s Life will be held Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys at 11:00 am, with visitation to follow.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Harold A. Barber – June 21, 2017

Harold A. Barber, 86, of Woodbine, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Folkston Park Care and Rehab Center.

Mr. Barber had been a resident of Camden County most all of his life, and was retired from Gilman Paper Company with 43 years of service.

Survivors include five grandchildren, Donald E. Bigner, III (Amber), Andrew M. Bigner, Carolyn Parrott, Harold Barber, Jr., and Michael Barber; five great grandchildren, Madison Bigner, Madden Bigner, Bentley Bigner, Mason Parrott, and Tallyn Bigner; sister, Joann Thrift.

The family will receive friends at Allison Memorial Chapel on Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  Graveside services will be held Monday, June 26, 2017 at 11:00 am at Lawnwood Cemetery in Kingsland.

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

 

Elaine A. Burns – June 18, 2017

Elaine A. Burns, 83, of St. Marys, died on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at the Senior Care Center in St. Marys, following a period of failing health.
Born June 29, 1933 in Dover, NH, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Annette Vachon Seaver.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, William R. Burns, three brothers, Robert Seaver, Ronald Seaver, George Seaver, and sister, Jeanne A. Therrien.
As a military wife, Elaine lived in several different states.  When her husband retired from the Air Force they lived in Somersworth, NH for several years, and then moved to St. Marys in 1988.  She was a member of Westside Baptist Church.
Survivors include her sisters, Edna Hamel, Janet Quisumbing (Victor), and Dorothy Buell all of Dover, NH; many beloved nieces and nephews who cherish the memories of swimming in Aunt Elaine and Uncle Bill’s pool and their fun filled 4th of July picnics.
Elaine will be remembered for her kindness, volunteer work and unwavering love for her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Her family wishes to thank Hospice of the Golden Isles for their care and support, and especially to Ann Zambesi for the love, kindness and steadfast support she provided Elaine for so many years.
A Celebration of Elaine’s Life will be held Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys.  An inurnment burial will be held  St. Charles Cemetery in Dover, NH, on June 28, 2017, at 11:00 am.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Anna Lea Thornal – June 11, 2017

Anna L. Thornal, 74, of Kingsland, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Community Hospice, Acosta-Rua Center in Jacksonville, FL.
Born May 2, 1943 in Covington, KY, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Mattlea Becker.  She was also preceded in death by her three brothers, Richard Becker, Eddie Becker, and Joseph Becker.
Mrs. Thornal had been a resident of Camden County since 1982 and was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church.  She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, Post #8385, and enjoyed crocheting, needle point, and was an amazing cook.
Memorial services will be held Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #8385 in Kingsland at 4:00 pm with Chaplain Rick Williams officiating.
Survivors include her husband, Fayette “Frank” Thornal of Kingsland; three daughters, Patricia “Patty” Hair (Donald) of Summerville, SC, Teda Barrows (Lee) of Smithville, VA and Janet Gohl of Spartanburg, SC; son, Fayette “FM” Thornal (Pam) of Lyman, SC; nine grandchildren, Donnie Hair, Joseph Hair, Jacob Barrows, Anna Huggins, Michael Barrows, Sharon Ingram, Emily Hartley, Benjamin Hill, and Zachary Thornal; eight great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Irma Wood Smith – June 11, 2017

Irma W. Smith, 85, of St. Marys passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia, NC.
Born July 18, 1931 in Pinetta, FL, she was the daughter of the late W.C. and Leuna Wood.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Herman L. Smith.
Coming from Valdosta, Mrs. Smith had resided in Camden County from 1954 until 2014 when she moved to Gastonia, NC to be close to her children.  She was a 1952 graduate of Grady Memorial School of Nursing, and was a Registered Nurse retiring in 1994.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of St. Marys.
Graveside services will be held Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Oak Grove Cemetery at 11:00 am with Pastor Rick Douylliez and Keith officiating.  There will be no visitation.
Survivors include two children, daughter, Richelle Smith Hood and son, Rick L. Smith; one grandchild, Justin Hood.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.