Monthly Archives: May 2018

Ernest Bailey – May 28, 2018

Ernest Bailey, 86, passed away Monday May 28, 2018 at Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick.
Born July 17, 2018 in Valdosta, GA, he was the son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Bailey.  He was also preceded in death by his wife Doris Kay Bailey and son, David Ernest Bailey.
Ernest served in the United States Army prior to marrying the love of his life, Doris Kay Lee and raising their six children in Savannah, Ga.
He retired from his Insurance career with Independent Life and settled in Folkston Georgia on Stokes Lake where he enjoyed one of his favorite hobbies, fishing, almost daily from his dock.
While a member of Camp Pickney Baptist Church in Folkston, he was ordained a minister and served as Pastor of Browntown Baptist Church.  Ernest served as Deacon, Music Director, and Pastor of various Baptist churches in Savannah and South Georgia.  He was a member of Landrum Masonic Lodge No. 48 F&AM in Savannah Georgia.
 
Ernest loved and served his God, his Country, and his family.
Survivors include his Children, Debra “Deb” Maner of St. Marys, Cheryl Bailey (William McClenahan) of Arlington, VA, Larry Bailey (Robin) of Savannah, Daniel Bailey of Ft. Myers, FL, and Rebecca Stroder of Naples, FL; grandchildren, Kay Manning, Reid Maner, Ryan Maner, Stephen Maner, Mitchell Bailey, Jennifer O’Brien, Joseph Bailey, Matthew Bailey, Erika Gushulak, David Bailey, and Rebecca Bailey; 18 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Kingsland First United Methodist Church Sanctuary with Pastor Devin Schultz officiating.  Burial to follow at Camp Pinckney Baptist Churchyard Cemetery in Folkston.  Grandsons will serve as Pallbearers. 
The family will receive friends at the church Fellowship Hall at 10:00 am, one hour prior to services.
The family requests memorial contributions in memory of Ernest Bailey be made to Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31525.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Charles Willard Waller – May 27, 2018

Charles W. Waller, 94, of Woodbine, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2018 at Southeast Georgia Health System Camden.
Born January 20, 1924 in Cairo, West VA, he was the son of the late George William Waller and the late Kate DeVaughn Waller.
Mr. Waller had been a resident of Camden County for the past 11 years.  He was retired from the United States Navy with 22 years of service, and served his country honorably during WWII, the Korean Conflict, and Cuban Missile Crisis.  Following his retirement he was employed with Civil Service for 15 years.  He enjoyed woodworking and was a master craftsman.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 6:00 pm.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at 5:00 pm.  Burial to be held Friday, June 1, 2018 at 12:30 pm at the Jacksonville National Cemetery with full military honors.
Survivors include his wife Marianne Waller of Woodbine; children, John “Bill” (Penny) Waller of Jacksonville, FL, Cheryl Ann Ross of Clute, TX, Steve (Debbie) Waller of Woodbine, and Robyn (John) Sloan of Jacksonville, FL; Grandchildren: Shawn (Lauren) Waller, Dustin Waller, Staci (Dan) Dorsey, Jamie (Jason) Beal, Dillon (Jennifer Flagler) Ross, Jennifer (Wade) Harris, Matthew (Joni) Sloan, Christy Dixon, David (Savannah) Dixon; Great Grandchildren: Estella, Kate and Maeve Dorsey, Kenneth, Jessica and Miller Sloan, Hailey Meyer, Adrian and Haley Beal, Olivia and Aubrey Dixon, Madalyn and Alaina Dixon, Natalie Ross.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth Lee Harrison – May 25, 2018

Kenneth Lee Harrison, 90, of St. Marys passed away Friday, May 25, 2018 at Southeast Georgia Health System Camden.
Born September 7, 1927 in Kingsland, Georgia, he was the son of the late Robert Ward Harrison, Sr., and the late Eva Bunkley Harrison.  He was also preceded in death by his four siblings, Ruby Gowen, Robert W. Harrison, Jr., Jessie Mae Pickren and Ethel Gowen.
Mr. Harrison was a graduate of Charlton County High School and attended the University of Georgia.  Following his education, he married his childhood sweetheart, Jean Pickren Harrison on May 24, 1948.  He went to work for the Charlton County Herald, which was founded by his father, Robert W. Harrison, Sr.  April 1950 he moved to St. Marys and founded the Camden County Tribune and was editor until 1976.  He then started Harrison Reality, retiring 15 years ago.  Mr. Harrison was a member of St. Marys United Methodist Church since 1950, charter member of the Kiwanis Club, and was on the Board of Directors of the First National Bank of St. Marys for 18 years. He enjoyed fishing and entertaining.
Survivors include his loving wife of 70 years, Jean Harrison of St. Marys; children, Mike Harrison (Lorraine) of Harrietts Bluff, Joe Harrison (Selena) of Aiken, SC, and Jeff Harrison (Rita) of Harrietts Bluff; three grandchildren, Craig Harrison, Jamie Lynn Harrison and Marci Harrison Henry; three great grandchildren, Reed Harrison, Louisa Harrison and Cole Harrison; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 2:30 pm at St. Marys United Methodist Church with Pastor Tom Jones presiding.  Burial to follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at 1:00 pm at St. Marys United Methodist Church, Bailey Hall.
The family requests memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Kenneth Harrison be made to the Methodist Food Pantry.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

 

Diane Lee Hauser – May 25, 2018

Diane Lee Hauser, 71, of Kingsland passed away Friday, May 25, 2018 at her residence.
Born December 2, 1946 in Rockville Center, NY, she was the daughter of the late Fernard and Hannah H. Smith.  She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Sandy Chiarella, and grandson, Sal Fasulo.
Mrs. Hauser had been a resident of Camden County since 1993, and enjoyed yard selling and taking care of her grandchildren.  She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great grandmother.
Funeral service and Celebration of Mrs. Hauser’s Life will be held Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 5:00 pm at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys.  A visitation will follow the services.
Survivors include her husband, Richard Hauser of Kingsland; children, Lillian Hauser of St. Marys, Richard Hauser (Kim), Jennifer Crisp (Richard), and Steven Hauser all of Kingsland, and Christopher Addams (Ron) of Chesapeake, VA; son in law, Joseph Chiarella of Kingsland; sisters, Carol Feuer, Georgette Smith, and Margaret Vespoli; brother, George Smith; grandchildren, Sal, Chris, Jacqueline, Dominic, Alexa, Scott, Aaron, Bailey, and Brooklyn; great grandchildren, Alli and Madi; several nieces and nephews.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Eugene Hayes Watson – May 21, 2018

Eugene Hayes Watson, 81, of Woodbine, passed away Monday, May 21, 2018 at his residence with his family by his side.
Born October 15, 1936 in Woodbine, GA, he was the son of the late Douglas Hayes Watson and LaVerne Caldwell Watson.  He was also preceded in death by his son, Stephen Watson.
Mr. Watson was a lifelong resident of Camden County and a graduate of Camden County High School.  He was a member of the first football team, playing offence and defense, at Camden High.  Following graduation he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served his country honorably during the Korean Conflict. He had been employed with White Oak Plantation, retiring with 30 years of service, and continued his passion as a Farrier through all those years.  Mr. Watson was a life member of the Tiger Island Hunting Club and enjoyed fishing, squirrel hunting, working his vegetable garden and cutting firewood.  He was a loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather.  He was of the Methodist faith.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 25, 2018, at 11:00 am, at Southeast Community Church in Kingsland with Pastor Steve Curtis presiding.  The family will receive friends at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys, Thursday, May 24th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
The family requests memorial contributions in memory of Eugene Hayes Watson be made to Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31525.
Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Tish Watson of Woodbine; children, Mark Hayes Watson of Woodbine, Kimberly Ann Watson (Brian) of Kingsland, and Jennifer Lynn Hamilton of Bluffton, SC; sisters, Linda Blake (Dockey) of Yulee, FL, and Cheryl O’Quinn (Danny) of Brunswick; grandchildren, Madison Hayes Riggins, Hanna Jade Watson, Gene Caldwell Hamilton and Lucas Hayes Hamilton; several nieces and nephews.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

William Clayton McAvoy – May 7, 2018

William Clayton McAvoy, Sr., 76, of Kingsland passed away Monday, May 7, 2018 at his residence.
Services will be held at a later date in Northampton, Massachusetts.
The family requests memorials to be made to Marine Toys for Tots foundation.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

David Michael Dobson – May 6, 2018

David Michael Dobson, 57, of St. Marys, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2018 at UF Health Shands in Jacksonville, Florida.
David was born January 3, 1961 in Gary, Indiana.  He had been a resident of Camden County since 1990 and was retired from the United States Navy of 24 years, serving his country honorably during Desert Storm and Iraq.  He served on the USS Simon Bolivar, USS West Virginia where he was a plank holder, the USS Pennsylvania and the USS Rhode Island.  Following his retirement he was employed at Trident Refit Facility at Kings Bay Sub Base for 15 years.
Survivors include his wife, Carol Dobson of St. Marys; sons, David Michael Dobson, Jr., and wife Amanda of Pittsburg, PA, and Matthew Scott Dobson of Atlanta; granddaughter, Cameron Elizabeth Dobson; parents, Oval and Patricia Dobson.
A Celebration of David’s Life will be held Friday, May 11th at 11:00 am at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys.  An inurnment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery with full Military Honors at a later date.
The family requests memorial donations be made to the following link: https:://afsp.donordrive.com/campaign/celebrating-David-Michael-Dobson
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Gary Dwayne Brown – May 6, 2018

Gary Dwayne Brown, 57, of Woodbine, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2018 at his residence.
Born July 29, 1960 in St. Marys, Georgia, he was the son of the late Harvey and Iva Ulmer Brown.  He was also preceded in death by his brother Randy Brown.
Gary was a lifelong resident of Camden County and a graduate of Camden County High School.  He retired from Goodrich/United Technology Corporation with 30 years of service and was a member of the First Baptist Church of St. Marys.  Gary enjoyed hunting, fishing and spontaneous road trips.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 9th at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  A graveside service will be held Thursday, May 10th at 3:00 pm at Oak Grove Cemetery with Pastor Steve Kegley officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy Brown of Woodbine; daughter, Brittni Brown of Woodbine; sister in law, Wanda Brown; brother in law, Keith Pierce and wife Jeannie; niece, Angela Brannen and husband Adam; nephews, Kody Pierce and Kaleb Pierce; great niece, Alyse Brannen, great nephew, Alec Brannen; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.