Monthly Archives: November 2017

John E. Cox – November 25, 2017

John E. Cox, 80, of Woodbine, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Southeast Georgia Health Systems in Brunswick.
Born March 20, 1937 in Waverly, GA, he was the son of the late Thomas W. and Hattie M. Cox.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia J. Cox, three brothers and two sisters.
Mr. Cox was a lifelong resident of Camden County, and retired from Gilman Paper Company with 43 years of service.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Woodbine.  He loved traveling, gardening, and especially riding his golf cart downtown visiting everyone.  His grandchildren were his life.
Survivors include his three children, Debbie Daniels (Terry) of Eastman, Pamela Cox Hagwood (Mickey) of Jacksonville, FL, and Shannon Nason (Robert) of Woodbine; brother, Alton Cox of Woodbine; two grandchildren, John David Nason and Julia Nason, several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 11:00 am at the First Baptist Church in Woodbine with Pastor Bill Alderman officiating.  Visitation with the family will follow after the services.
The family requests memorial contributions in memory of Mr. John Cox be made to the First Baptist Church of Woodbine building fund, P.O. Box 296, Woodbine, GA 31569.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Donald Shadron – November 24, 2017

Donald Shadron, 78, of Camden County, GA, passed away Friday, November 24, 2017 at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick.
Born December 3, 1938 in Baxley, GA, he was the son of the late James Earl Shadron, Sr., and the late Mildred Beecher Shadron.  He was also preceded in death by a sister, Jerri Jackson.
Don had been a resident of Camden County for the past 35 years.  He was a graduate of Glynn Academy High School in Brunswick and a Pitcher with the Pittsburgh Pirates for 2 years.  Don retired with Gilman Paper Company after 42 years of service.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of St. Marys.
The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, November 29th at 11:00 am at Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.
Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Sue Shadron of Brunswick; son, Steve Shadron (Jean) of Myrtle Beach, SC; daughter, Susan Larochelle (Mike) of Griswold, CT; brothers, James Shadron and Billy Shadron both of Brunswick; sisters, Nell Crosby and Joy Moore both of Brunswick; grandchildren, Julie Browning, Stevie Shadron, Jason Shadron; great grandchildren, Haylie Browning, Blake Browning, Mayson Shadron, and Cameron Shadron, several nieces and nephews.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Linda Hall Moore – November 22, 2017

Surrounded by her loving family, Linda L. Moore died peacefully in her sleep on November 22, 2017 – Thanksgiving eve.   She was at home under hospice care and free from pain. Linda had fought a brave fight against cancer.

Linda was born August 19, 1940 in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, the daughter of Mamie L. Burns and Charles M. Hall. She was reared in Gainesville, Georgia.where she graduated form Gainesville High School in 1958. Linda subsequently attended Mount Vernon Junior College in Washington, D.C. and Massey Business School in Atlanta, Georgia.

Linda married Second Lieutenant M. Neal Moore, U.S. Army, of Albany, Georgia on July, 2 1960. During the next 18 years Linda traveled extensively as an Army wife; raised two children; and made many lifelong friends.   Her most cherished moments were those of wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Linda touched many lives. She never met a stranger. Linda loved people, and people loved her.

Linda enjoyed traveling with Neal, especially on cruises. Her favorite was a Disney cruise with our then three year old grand daughter, Crosby. Hard to tell who enjoyed the Disney experience the most,   Linda’s eyes sparkled. Their travels in the states found them visiting old friends and recounting fond memories. The north Georgia mountains always beckoned Linda, as did Atlanta, and Cumming, Georgia – where she was never far from her beloved grand children.

Linda always gave freely of herself to help those in need. Early on she was a grey lady helping amputees returning from Vietnam at the Eisenhower General Hospital, Fort Gordon, Georgia. Later she served ten years as Volunteer Coordinator with the American Red Cross in Shelbyville, Tennessee. And most recently she dedicated herself to the Methodist Home in St Marys where she served on the Auxiliary Board of Directors for six years.   She loved the boys. Of note, Linda was instrumental in starting the annual Methodist Home Golf Classic, which the Board of Directors recently named in her honor. Linda especially enjoyed chairing the silent auction component of the golf tournament, which was generously supported by both golfers and attendees.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Neal Moore; daughter Liz McDermott of Atlanta; grandsons, Taylor and Ford McDermott of Atlanta; daughter-in-law, Brooke Moore and grand daughter, Crosby, of Cumming, Georgia. Linda was preceded in death by her son, Steve. She is also survived by her cousins, Joan Wappes of St Marys; Kay Lee of Roswell, Georgia: and Evelyn Willoughby of Columbia, Tennessee.

A celebration of her life memorial service will be held at the King of Peace Episcopal Church in Kingsland, Georgia on January 20, 2018, with Fr. Al Crompton officiating.   Friends and family will be received between 9 am and 9:45 am.   Services will begin at 10 am. A reception and continued celebration of Linda’s life will be held at Osprey Cove immediately following church services. Her ashes will be scattered at sea at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Camden County Humane Society, Kingsland, Georgia; the Methodist Home, St Marys, Georgia; the Hospice of Golden Isles, Brunswick, Georgia; or the King of Peace Episcopal Church, Kingsland, Georgia.

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

Elaine Jackson Vannatta – November 18, 2017

Elaine Jackson Vannatta, 89, of St. Marys, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida.

Born March 11, 1928 in Blackshear GA, she was the daughter of the late Quitman and Maggie James.

Elaine was a graduate of Blackshear High School and Massey School of Business.  When God made Elaine, he gifted her with many talents.  She was a true care giver and was energized by catering to her family.   Elaine was an artist in all aspects of life. She was a beautiful seamstress, painter, writer and decorator.  Her whole life was a picture of beauty.  She is loved, admired and respected and will be greatly missed… A True Southern Lady.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 3:00 pm at the First Baptist Church of St. Marys with Pastor Steve Kegley and Doug Hurley officiating.  Private family burial will be held Wednesday at Oakland Cemetery in Waycross.  Pallbearers: Jamie Jackson, Josh Godbehere, John Godbehere, Ben Renault, Keith Jones, and Douglas Walker.

Survivors include her children, Debbie Godbehere of Thomasville, Vickie Keene of St. Marys, Dick Jackson of Pawleys Island, SC, Todd Vannatta (Krista) of Zionsville, IN, and Mike Vannatta of Valparaiso, IN; grandchildren, Maggie and Ben Renault, Janie and Doug Hurley, Annie and Keith Jones, John and Julie Godbehere, Josh and Nicole Godbehere, Jamie and Lesley Jackson, Chris and Linley Jackson, Julianne and Douglas Walker, Carlie Vannatta, Courtney Vannatta, Gunnar Vannatta, and Cooper Vannatta.

In addition to Elaine’s parents, she was also preceded in death by her husbands, Richard Jackson and Bill Vannatta; siblings, Estes James, Eustace James, Dorothy Cason, Joyce Coleman, Elfred James and Billy James; children, step-son, Brock Vannatta, and great granddaughter, Mary Elliott Jackson.

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

 

Lillian “Lilly” Davis – November 12, 2017

Lillian “Lilly” Davis, 14, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2017 at
Southeast Georgia Health System Camden.

Lilly was born March 8, 2003 in New London, CT.  She had been a resident of
Camden County for the past 7 years, and was a 9th grade student at Camden
County High School.  Lilly was very active at Friese Studio of Music, and a
member of Fanfare Show Choir.  She was also active with the St. Marys
Children’s Theatre.  She loved singing, performing and playing the piano.

Funeral services will be held Friday, November 17, 2017 at 6:00 pm at
Christ’s Church Camden with the Rev. Rick Douylliez officiating.  The family
will receive friends at the church one hour prior to services.

Survivors include her parents, Jason and Elizabeth Davis of Kingsland;
sister, Shelby Davis of Augusta; grandparents, Faith and John Edwards of
Chattanooga, TN, and Ira N.B. Davis of Memphis, TN; great grandmother,
Margaret Radford of Chattanooga, TN; cousin, Kaylx Davis.  Lillly was
preceded in death by her grandparents, Walter and Berniece Whipple.

The family requests memorial contributions in memory of Lilly, be made to
the St. Marys Children’s Theatre, 204 Arnow Drive, St. Marys, GA 31558.

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

Kaden Campbell – November 10, 2017

Kaden M. Campbell, 19, of St. Marys passed away Friday, November 10, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Kaden was born October 22, 1998 in Modesto, CA.  He attended Camden County High School for 2 years and was a graduate of Brookwood High School.  Kaden was a Freshman at Georgia Tech since June of 2017.
Survivors include his father and step-mother, Brandon and Katrina Campbell of Lawrenceville, and mother and step-father, Patty and David Mills of St. Marys; brother, Kai Campbell and sister, Kalaya Campbell both of St. Marys; grandparents, Steve and Susan Campbell and Ronnie and Carolyn Barber.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Harbor Worship Center at 6:00 pm with Pastor Mike Sanes officiating.  Burial will be private.  The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to services.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Joseph B. Chaney, Jr. – November 9, 2017

Joseph B. Chaney, Jr., 83, of Woodbine, passed away on Thursday, November 9,
2017 at Magnolia Manor on St. Simons Island, following an extended illness.

Joe was a life long resident of both Camden and Glynn County and a graduate
of Camden County high School.  He was an apprentice at the Plumbers and
Steam fitters local 177, and achieved the status of Master Plumber.  He
retired after 50 years of service.  After retiring Joe enjoyed being
outdoors and tending to his 50 acre farm, along with his children and
grandchildren.  He will be missed for his witty sense of humor and love for
his family.

He  is survived by his wife of 44 years Lois Margaret Chaney of Woodbine;
children, John Chaney of Glenburnie, MD, Carol Chaney Bailey (Dennis) of
Manasas, VA, Cindy Chaney Driemeyer (Doug) of Marietta, Robert White of
Woodbine, and Terry White Waller of St. Simons Island; sisters, Gladys
Chaney Browning of Yulee, FL, Sara Chaney Crownover of Clermont, FL, and
Delores Chaney Langley of Tallahassee, FL; grandchildren, Michelle Chaney,
Amy Chaney, Joey Chaney, Aaron Bailey, Haley Waller, Reese Waller, Ryan Driemeyer, and Maggie Driemeyer.

A Celebration of Joe’s Life will be held Sunday, November 12, 2017 at
Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm.

The family requests Memorial Contributions be made to the Parkinson’s
Disease Foundation http://parkinson.org or Hospice of the Golden Isles.

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

Jimmy Ray McCarthy – November 8, 2017

Jimmy R. McCarthy, 76, of Woodbine passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick.
Born November 19, 1940 in Blackshear, GA, he was the son of the late John and Mamie Lee McCarthy.  He was also preceded in death by the mother of his children, Catherine Mae McCarthy; and two sisters, Margie Ratcliff and Patricia Rucker.
Mr. McCarthy was a life long resident of Camden County, and attended Browntown Baptist Church.  He was retired from White Oak Plantation with 31 year of service.  He enjoyed fishing, and gardening, and spending time with his family.
Funeral services will be held Friday, November 10, 2017 at 3:00 pm at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys with Pastor Joe McSwain officiating.  Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.  Pallbearers: Tom Bazley, Brandon Farmer, Bobby Farmer, Billy Farmer, Allen Farmer, and Donnie Moulson.
Survivors include his wife, Deborah McCarthy of Woodbine; daughters, Cathy Bazley (Tom) of Lakeland, FL, and Kelly McCarthy of Kingsland; brothers, David McCarthy of Blackshear, Travis McCarthy, and Atley McCarthy (Jeanette) all of Waycross; sisters, Lovonne Holmes of Blackshear and Marie Manning (Mike) of Albany; grandchildren, Catherine Ellen Bazley and Carolyn Elizabeth Bazley; several nieces and nephews.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Oliver Lee Miller, Sr – November 2, 2017

Oliver Lee Miller, Sr. was born June 5, 1942 in the Kinlaw area of Kingsland, Georgia to the late Hurey Lee Miller and the late Florence Miller. Oliver L. Miller went home to the Lord on November 2, 2017.

Oliver began his education in Camden County Public school at the Little Red Schoolhouse on Kinlaw Road. “Slip”, as he was nicknamed, was a graduate of Ralph J. Bunche High School, class of 1961.   He was a member of the Ralph Bunche, Camden County State Championship team of 1961. He played the center position.

He attended Albany State and Tennessee State before joining the Air Force in 1962, where he was a Flight Surgeon’s Assistant during the Vietnam War. He left the Air Force in 1966 and returned to Georgia to continue his education.

He received his Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Augusta College in 1972. He received his Master’s in Social Work from Atlanta University in 1975 with concentration in clinical setting. He was actively recruited by the Federal Bureau of Prisons under the U. S. Department of Justice, while at Augusta College.

During his 30 plus years with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, he overcame racism and prejudice to rise in rank. He started as a corrections officer and retired as the person in charge of all of the Federal Half Way Houses in the Northeastern United States. Oliver retired from the Federal Bureau of Prisons in 1994. He returned to his childhood home and worked for the State of Georgia as a Probation Officer. He was the first black probation officer in Camden County. He retired from the State of Georgia in 2005.

He was a member of the Coastal Regional Commission of Georgia Area Agency on Aging and the Masonic Lodge in Woodbine, Georgia. He was a member of First African Missionary Baptist Church of Kingsland for twenty years.

Oliver leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 23 years, Laverne Miller; children Oliver L. Miller, Jr.(Karen); Jacqueline (Miller) Wade; Hurey L. Miller (Gabrielle); Stepson, James Carter(Stacey); grandchildren: Tynisa Wade, C. Sherece Wade; Tiana Kleer, Marqui Childs, Denice Foster Wade, Roman Jones, Jonathan Wade, Simone Miller, Christian Miller; three great-grandchildren; special brother, William “Bill” (Johnnie Mae) Heck; nephew, Demetrius Wilson; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the First African Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. K.C. Davis officiating. Burial to follow the service at Kinlaw Cemetery with Military Honors. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to services.

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