Monthly Archives: January 2018

Betty Cross Murray – January 6, 2018

Betty Cross Murray, 85, of White Oak, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick.

Born January 9, 1932 in Laurel Hill, NC, she was the daughter of the late Harvey E. and Mattie Lee Cross.  She was also preceded in death by her son, Timothy Cross Murray, and twin great granddaughters, Paisley and Macey Crews.

Mrs. Murray had been a resident of Camden County since 1960.  She was the owner and operator of Little Bee Hive florist in Kingsland for 10 years, and later taught pre school and kindergarten for many years.  She touched so many of her students lives and loved everyone of them.  She was a professional grandmother, and will be missed and loved by her family.  She
was a member of the Kingsland First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Bewick Murray, Jr. of White Oak; daughter, Tami M. Crews (Mark) of White Oak; grandchildren, Brandon Crews, Ethan Crews (Dakota), and Miranda Crews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys with Pastor Steve Curtis officiating. Burial to follow at Lawnwood Cemetery in Kingsland.

The family will receive friends at Allison Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, January 10th, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Pallbearers: Mark Crews, Mark Schweitzer, Ethan Crews, Brandon Crews, Edward Bruce, and Ben Cleghorn.

The family requests memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Betty Murray be made to 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.






Kevin C. Moore – January 3, 2018

Kevin Charles Moore, 59, of St. Marys, Georgia, passed peacefully into eternal rest on January 3, 2018 in his home. Kevin was the son of the late John Pease Moore and Mary Loretta Dodds Moore.

Kevin was a recently retired GS15 for the Department of Defense and was always “dedicated to the Fleet”. His work in Civil Service took him around the world. Kevin loved to live life to the fullest. He always made sure he was surrounded by his family and friends. Kevin was an avid boater, spending most of his time out on the water. He loved college football. His two favorite teams were the Clemson Tigers and the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. Kevin always loved to make people laugh and smile by telling jokes and stories in his very distinctive drawl. In fact, his stories, jokes, and drawl are how most people will remember him. Kevin always was looking out for others and would help in anyway he could. He was a great husband, father, brother, and friend. Kevin made a lasting impression on everyone he met. He was truly a beautiful soul.

Kevin is survived by his wife, Emily, and their daughters, Amy Moore and Taylor and her husband, Zeke Wade, his eight brothers, sisters, and their spouses: Nancy and Steve Hesler, Patty and Danny Smith, John Moore, David and Pam Moore, Janet Moore, Marcia and David Saari, Jimmy and Mary Moore, Molly and Mark Lanning, and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 4:00 pm at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys.  A Celebration of Kevin’s Life will follow the services at Stable Alley Bar-B-Q, Co., behind the French Quarter in downtown St. Marys.

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

Leonard Whisler Buck, Jr. – December 31, 2017

Leonard Whisler Buck, Jr., age 68, long time resident of Duluth, Georgia, and recent resident of St. Marys, Georgia, passed away peacefully, surrounded by many family members and friends, at the Mayo Clinic Jacksonville on 31 December 2017, after a long and arduous battle with cancer.

He was born on 17 November 1949 in Aberdeen, Maryland to Sonia Demitrowa and Leonard W. Buck, Sr. He graduated from Oxon Hill High School in 1967 and shortly thereafter joined the U.S. Army, where he served our country with distinction for 21 years.  He often joked that his two “overseas” tours were Alaska and Hawaii and he told many stories about his years serving our country as a recruiter.

He had two children, Robert Owen and Kristine Lynn and was happily married to his wife of 27 years JoAnn (Bateman) Buck. While serving in the Army he earned his degree in Vocational Education from the University of Illinois, and after retiring from the Army his last job was driving a school bus for Gwinnett County, Georgia, a job he loved (except for getting up so early!). Known by many names including Lenny, Leo, Dad, Bubber, he was always fiercely loyal to his family and friends, loved discussing politics, loved his motorcycle, playing golf, playing poker and his dog Max.

He is survived by his beloved wife JoAnn (Bateman), his daughter Kristine, his son Robert, his granddaughter Hailey Raven Jumper, his sisters Helen Buck and Millie (Brian) Sullivan, many nieces and nephews both by blood and by marriage, cousins, inlaws, and many great friends.

A celebration of his life will take place as soon as the crabs start running in the summer in North Beach, Maryland on the Chesapeake Bay. Nothing says “Lenny” like a crab feast!

Donations in his name can be made to any charity of your choosing or Mayo Clinic-Department of Development, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905; or Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Office of Donor Development, International HQ, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607; or Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary, Attn: Donor Services, 712 L G Griffin Road, Locust Grove, GA 30248.

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