Monthly Archives: January 2018

Allan A. Ryysylainen – January 29, 2018

Allan Alexander Ryysylainen, 93, of St. Marys, GA,  passed away Monday, January 29, 2018 at Magnolia Manor in St. Marys, GA.
Born August 2, 1924 in New York City, NY, he was the son of the late Alex and Hilya Ryysylainen.  He had resided in Camden County, GA for the past 12 years, and was a Class of 1950 graduate of Princeton University, receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.  He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving his country honorably during WWII.
Survivors include his wife, Sande Ryysylainen of St. Marys, GA; daughter, Allison Smith of Savannah, GA; daughter in law, Deborah Ryysylainen of Middletown, NY; three grandchildren, Leslie Grant, Devon Thurmond, and Alex Ryysylainen.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by  his son, Lloyd Alexander Ryysylainen.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 3:00 pm at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys, GA, with Pastor Dan Krupp officiating, and Masonic Rites.  A private family burial will be held at the Jacksonville National Cemetery in Jacksonville, FL, on Monday, February 5, 2018, with military honors.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys, GA is in charge of arrangements.

Cynthia Ann Petersen – January 26, 2018

Cynthia Ann Petersen, 63, of St. Marys passed away Friday, January 26, 2018 at Baptist Hospital in Jacksonville, FL.
A Celebration of Cynthia’s Life will be held Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church Chapel in Kingsland with Pastor Brian Parker officiating.
Cynthia had been a resident of Camden County for the past 14 years.  Prior coming to St. Marys, she was a Dental Assistant for 18 years in Hackettstown, NJ.  Cynthia loved the beach, traveling, and having dinner with her friends.
Survivors include her daughter, Lori Ann Petersen (Ryan) of Orange, CA, son, Russell Otto Petersen of West Decatur, PA; mother, Loretta M. Rahn of St. Marys; brother, Glen S. Rahn of Douglasville.  She was preceded in death by her father, Harry P. Rahn.
The family requests memorial contributions in Cynthia’s memory be made to the Humane Society of Camden County.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Wallace Anthony Turney, Sr. – January 25, 2018

Wallace A. Turney, Sr., 80, of St. Marys, GA, passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018 at his residence.
Born December 8, 1937 in Tampa, FL, he was the son of the late Joseph and Abbie Inez Turney.  He was also preceded in death by four sisters, Vivian Turney Levy, Eleanor F. Brown, Gloria E. Pelham, and Phyllis E. Turney.
Mr. Turney had resided in Tampa, FL for 50 years.  He was a veteran of the US Navy, serving his country honorably during the Korean Conflict.  Following the military he worked with Continental Can Co. at the age of 22, retiring with 28 years of service.  He then entered the ministry, pastoring and spreading the word of the Lord, to places where he was needed in many communities.  He was an avid fisherman.
Survivors include his wife, Jean L. Turney of St. Marys, GA; three sons, Wallace A. Turney, Jr. and Carl L. Turney (Teresa) both of St. Marys, GA, and Aaron M. Turney of Kingsland, GA; two step-sons, Freddy H. Schneider, Jr. (Roxanna) of St. Marys, GA, and Robbie M. Schneider (Betsy) of Zephyrhills, FL; two brothers, Joseph M. Turney of Tampa, FL and Alan E. Turney (Faye) of Lakeland, FL; sister, Sylvia C. Pellum (Roy) of Tampa, FL; 15 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Monday, January 29, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Westside Baptist Church in St. Marys, GA with Pastor James Roberson officiating.  Burial to follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Marys with military honors.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, January 24th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys, GA is in charge of arrangements.

Verna E. Fluck – January 21, 2018

Verna E Fluck, 75, passed away unexpectedly Sunday January 21st 2018 at the Southeast Georgia Health System, Camden Campus in St. Marys, Ga.

Born January 26, 1943 to Joe and Elizabeth Kevlin in Pitmam, NJ.  Verna married the love of her life and constant companion, James (Jim) Fluck on June 26, 1962 in Pitman, NJ.  They went everywhere together, doing everything together including opening and owning several electronic entrepreneurship companies.

Verna is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Jim, her adopted daughter, Dawn McGinley (married to Dennis W McGinley), grandchildren by Dawn and Dennis – DeAwna McGinley, Dennis J McGinley and Jennifer McGinley, 2 great grandchildren – Jose Hernandez III and Lincoln McGinley, her sisters – Alice Sharp and Baronda Thorp, her brother Joe Kevlin, several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

     A Mass will be held Monday January 29, 2018, at the Church of Incarnation, 240 Main  St, Mantua, NJ 08051. Friends and family will be received between 9:30am and 10:45am. Services will begin at 11am. Interment to follow at Edington Cemetery & Memorial Gardens, 320 Kings Hwy, Clarksboro, NJ 08020.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St Judes Childrens Hospital at www.stjude.org

Smith Funeral Home of Mantua, NJ is in charge of arrangements with the assistance of Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St Marys, Ga.

Leo “Pete” Gay – January 18, 2018

Leo “Pete” Gay, 93, of Woodbine, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018 at
Folkston Health Care in Folkston.

Born June 22, 1924 in Hollywood, Florida, he was the son of the late Zora
and Margaret Gay.  He was also preceded in death by his son, Roger Leo Gay.

A lifelong resident of Camden County, he was retired from the City of
Kingsland, with over 40 years of service.  Throughout his life he was always
helping others and being there for them when in need.  He was a loving
husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great grandfather.

Memorial services will be held Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 2:00 pm at
Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys with Benny Simpson and Terry Brown
presiding.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to service.

Survivors include his wife, Gladys T. Gay of Woodbine; son and daughter in
law, Ronnie and Terri Gay of Woodbine; three sisters, Cleo Chesser, Mary
Keaton, Pearl Crosby; brother, Richard “Sonny) Gay; four grandchildren, John
Gay (Melanie), Christina Ingles (Mike), Ronnie Gay (Theresa), and Kala
Martin (Seth); seven great grandchildren, Bobby, Briana, Josh, Corey, Cody,
Bailey, and Kadence.

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

James O. Turner – January 16, 2018

James O. Turner, 83, of St. Marys, passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at Southeast Georgia Health System, Camden

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 1:00 pm at the First Baptist Church in St. Marys with Pastor Steve Kegley officiating.

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

James R. Davis – January 13, 2018

James Ralph Davis, 47, of St. Marys passed away Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Southeast Georgia Health System, Camden.

Born March 11, 1970 in Decatur, IL, he was the son of the late Ralph and Sandra Davis.

Private services will be held by the family at a later date.

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

James M. Harris – January 10, 2018

James Morton Harris, 80, of St. Marys passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at his residence.
Born October 9, 1937 in Chicago, IL, he was the son of the late Paul and Ruth Newman Harris, and has resided in St. Marys since 2004.
Jim received his Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois, and Master of Science at Nova Southeastern University.  He was a territory manager with V. Mueller, a large national manufacturer of surgical instrumentation and equipment for operating rooms from 1963 to 1976.  He founded and was president of Instrument Associates, Inc., a Florida distributor of specialty products for surgery from 1976 to 1996   In 1997 he founded and was president of Florida Surgical Specialties, Inc., where he remained until 2003.
Jim was a member of Independent Surgical Distributors of America, serving as President 1994 and 1995, and the Fellow American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery; member of the Advisory Board of Florida Council of Perioperative Registered Nurses and Carl Zeiss Inc., Meadox Medicals, Inc., Luxtec Corp., and Endolase Inc.  He was an avid Cubs fan, a member of King of Peace Episcopal Church and a veteran of the United States Army.
Memorial services will be held Monday, January 15, 2018 at 11:00 am at King of Peace Episcopal Church in Kingsland with Fr. Al Crumpton and Fr. John Rogers presiding.  The family will receive friends following the services.  An inurnment at Jacksonville National Cemetery with Military Honors will be held at a later date.
Survivors include his loving wife of 51 years, Betty J. Harris of St. Marys; three sons, Jim A. Harris of Deltona, FL, Randy L. Harris (Dawn) of Winter Springs, FL, and Brian E. Harris (Stephanie) of Raleigh, NC; six grandchildren: Justin, Jenn, Jordan, Hannah, Emma, and Jesse.
The family requests memorial contributions in memory of James M. Harris be made to King of Peace Episcopal Church, 6230 Laurel Island Pkwy, Kingsland, GA 31548, or Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Pkwy., Brunswick, GA  31525.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Donald W. Archer, Sr. – January 7, 2018

Donald W. Archer Sr., 92, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018 in Kingsland Georgia.
He was born on April 9, 1925 in Groton, CT.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Anna Archer, his wife Mary, brothers John and Charles Archer, sister Maude Kittridge, son-in-law Chester Brister.
Donald lived in Groton until 2010, when he moved to Kingsland, GA.  At the age of 17 he joined the US Army and fought in World War II earning a Bronze Star.  After the war he met and married the love of his life, Mary A. Miller on June 4, 1949.  After their marriage Donald was re-activated and sent to Korea in the Air Force, where he earned the rank of Master Sargent and earned a 2nd Bronze Star.
At the age of 16 Donald worked on the 1st Gold Star Bridge, until they found out his real age.  He played semi-pro football, helped design, and build the 1st Doone Buggy, worked on the rail-road, was a mechanic and automobile body repair.  He retired from Pfizer in 1986 as a Millwright after 33 years of service.  He won several trophies for golf and horse shoes.  He was an avid fisherman.
He belonged to several clubs, which he was very proud of: Pioneer Hose Co #1, Groton, CT; Masonic Order, Blue Lodge, Mystic, CT; Shriners; Sphinx; One Dime, Norwich, CT; Old Bastards; Turtles; Tuckerbung; Past Commander of Groton VFW; also belonged to the VFW, Kingsland, GA.  He was one of the founding fathers of the Knucklehead Bait and Tackle shop in St. Mary’s, GA.
He is survived by his 6 children: Deborah McDonald (Richard) Greene, NY; Donald Archer Jr. (Janice) The Villages, FL; Cindy Brister, Kingsland GA; Joan Chambers, Groton, CT; Sherry Archer, Fountain, CO; Mary Haeseler (Michael), Mystic, CT.  His adopted son Warren Seabury, Groton, CT. Grandchildren: Scott McDonald; Michael McDonald; David McDonald; Lori Archer; Craig Archer; Samantha James; April Palmon; Kelly DiFraia; Amanda Holland; Anthony Haeseler; Scot Haeseler; Alexander Haeseler.  15 Great Grand Children and his sisters-in-laws Gloria Archer; Gloria Lutzi; Joan Heid.  Several nieces; nephews; great nieces and great nephews.  His best friend Jim Dickey.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 11:00 am at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys, with Pastor Greg Gardell officiating and with military honors.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to services.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607.  (844) 739-0849.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of st. Marys is in charge of arrangements.