Monthly Archives: April 2018

Calvin Wilson Lang, Sr. – April 27, 2018

Calvin Wilson Lang, Sr., 91, of St. Marys passed away Friday, April 27, 2018 at his residence with his family by his side.
Mr. Lang was a lifelong resident of St. Marys, GA, and was the son of the late William G. Lang, Sr., and Emmie P. Lang.  He was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Virginia Purvis Lang and daughter, Mary Lang Fulford.
He was a graduate of St. Marys High School, a veteran of the United States Navy, serving his country honorably during WW II, and a member of St. Marys United Methodist Church.
As a second generation shrimper, it was Calvin Lang who set the course to give the distinct title of Rock Shrimp Capital, and stayed the course, fueling his industry for future generations from one to four to seven shrimp boats at one time.  He owned Lang’s East Marina, Lang’s West Marina which had enough dockage space for 100 boats, Lang’s Seafood Restaurant that has received national acclaim and also Ferry Boats that make the trips to our historic Cumberland Island.  Mr. Lang achieved what many men only aspire to: the respect of his employees, his peers, and his community.  He will be loved and missed by his family and many friends.
Survivors include his two sons, Calvin Lang, Jr. (Lisa) and David Lang (Amy) both of St. Marys; five grandchildren, Tripp Lang, Anna Hendrix, Matt Fulford, Drew Lang, and Ally Lang; five great grandchildren, Riley Lang, Crew Lang, Emmie Grace Hendrix, Lawson Lang Hendrix and Huckleberry Fulford; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 3:00 pm at St. Marys United Methodist Church with Pastor Tom Jones officiating.  Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery with military honors.  The family will receive friends at Allison Memorial Chapel on Monday, April 30th,  from 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Pallbearers: Drew Lang, Matt Fulford, Tripp Lang, Miles Hendrix, John Miller, Roy Lang, James “Buddy” McGhin and Jay Lassiter.
Honorary: Roland Eskridge, Flem Hall, Jerry Lockhart, Kenneth Harrison, Jerry Brandon, Pete Brandon, Jim Dickey, Bill Smith, Nathaniel Wilson and Charles Floyd.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Yvonne “Susie” Gray – April 25, 2018

Yvonne “Suzie” Gray, 64, of Folkston, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Kindred Hospital NE Florida in Green Cove Springs, Florida.
Born December 26, 1953 in Columbus, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late George W. Gray and the late Bonesse R. Gray.
Suzie had resided in Camden County most all of her life.  She loved listening to the Beatles, balloons, windmills and watching sports.  She would always have a white towel with her and throw it to anyone who walked into her room.  She will be missed dearly by her friends and family.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 12 noon at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys.  Burial to follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include her cousins, Sharon Mathis of St. Marys, Karen Branch of Jacksonville, FL, and Aunt BB; special friends, Brenda Branch, Patricia Jenkins, Mary Jones and Roxanne Turkington.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Tommy McDonald – April 14, 2018

Tommy McDonald, 79, of St. Marys, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida.
Tommy was born July 17, 1938 in Glennville, Georgia.  He had resided in Camden County most all of his life and was a member of Crooked River Baptist Church.  He had been employed with Gilman Paper Company for 10 years and Carolina Freight Company.  Tommy enjoyed fishing and especially camping.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys with Pastor Donald Belcher, Sr. officiating.  Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.  The family will receive friends at the funeral Home one hour prior to service time.
Survivors include his loving wife, Laurie McDonald of St. Marys; four daughters, Jean Stanfield (Pete) of Kingsland, Shavonne Nobles (Wayne) of Jeffersonville, Kimberly Hill (Rich) of Duncansville, PA, and Kelly Walton of St. Augustine, FL; son, Jeremy Luke McDonald (Megan) of Newport, NC; three sisters, Mable Carter, Betty Myrick, and Ernestine Morgan; 18 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

GraceLynne Marie Kimbell – April 5, 2018

GraceLynne Marie Kimbell, 17, of St. Marys, passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2018.
GraceLynne was born February 8, 2001 in Los Alamitos, California.  A child of the Marine Corps, she lived many places including Daveport, IA and Jacksonville, NC, making many friends along the way. She had resided in Camden County since 2013 and was a Junior at Camden County High School.
She had a gift for art, literature, and music, especially the violin, piano and singing. She enjoyed outdoor sports and nature, always taking the time to simply sit and let it surround her.  GraceLynne had a gentle heart, compassion for everyone she knew, and a tender loving way with animals.  She was a member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Kingsland.
A visitation for friends will be held on Thursday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys, with a graveside services to follow in Bellbrook, Ohio.
Survivors include her parents, Rose Marie and Laurens Kimbell of St. Marys; brother, Challen Kimbell of St. Marys; grandparents, Mary Kay and Lawrence Watson, Paul and Mary Ann Prichard, and Richard and Candace Kimbell; great grandmother, Mildred Marie Prichard; her Aunts Heather, Jenna, Abby, Jaymee, and Uncles Rick, Joey, Jacob, Jarred, Andrew, Jordan and cousins Chance, Jacob, Kirstin, Lilly, Taylyn and Lincoln, and especially her puppies, Isabelle and Cooper, and kitten, Mittens.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements