Monthly Archives: January 2019

Christopher Alan Treml – January 16, 2019

Christopher Alan Treml of Saint Marys, age 62, passed away on January 16th from long term health issues.

Chris was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but called Saint Mary’s home for more than 30 years. He dedicated his life and career to being a government worker, and spent more than 37 years as a Shipfitter and Lofter for Trident Refit Facility on Kings Bay Naval Base. He loved his job, and family and spent his spare time at his home in his yard with his garden. He was a passionate and vested man and paid close attention to details, regardless of the task. Chris was a brother, father, husband, grandfather and friend.

He leaves behind his wife of 9 years, Marina and two sons, Clifton 34 and Matthew 31. Chris also had two step-children Mark 20, and Odensa 17, a daughter in law, Jamie and granddaughter Ella Grace. A warm and heartfelt Thank You is extended to the Intensive Care Unit staff at SGHS in Camden County for taking such good care of Chris during his last 2 weeks of life.

We are grateful for all the health professionals for making his transition as peaceful as possible. The family will receive friends at 105 Bernardey Way, St. Mary’s on Saturday, January 26th at 1 pm.

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

 

William Michael Bennett – January 15, 2019

William “Mike” Bennett, 80, of Woodbine, passed away Tuesday, January 15,
2019 at his residence.

Born November 27, 1938 in Brunswick, GA, he was the son of the late Willie
Lawton Bennett and Irma Pearl Williams Bennett.  He was also preceded in
death by his son, William Dennis Cason.

Mike had been a resident of Camden County since 1958, and was retired from
Gilman Paper Company with 40 years of service.  He was a member of
Harriett’s Bluff First Baptist Church, and a veteran of the United States
Army Reserve.

Survivors include his wife, Marcelle W. Bennett of Woodbine; daughter,
Deanna Yates (Dennis) of Aiken, SC; brothers, Gary Bennett (Delores) of
Waycross, and Willie Bennett of St. Marys; granddaughter, Kristin Woodard,
great granddaughter, Addy Clark, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 18, 2019 at 11:00 am at
Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys with Pastor Adam Perkins and Pastor
Doug Harris officiating.  The family will receive friends at the chapel, one
hour prior to service time.  Burial will be private.

Pallbearers: Blake Manning, Eddie Bennett, Dusty Bennett, Neal Carr, Dustin
McCoy, and Steve Zimerle.

The family requests memorial contributions in memory of Mike Bennett 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.

Gary Brandon Bundrick – January 5, 2019

Gary Brandon Bundrick, 32, passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 in St. Marys.

He was born on July 22, 1986 in Charleston, SC, but moved to Kingsland at a
young age and has lived here since. He was a member of the class of 2004 at
Camden County High School and most recently worked at Trident Refit
Facility.
Brandon was a very hard worker and could fix anything. He was always helping
others with projects or things that needed fixing and would help anyone who
needed it. He loved all sports; playing football, basketball, and baseball
throughout his youth. Anyone that knew him, knew LSU was his team. Always
sporting a LSU shirt and hat and riding around town with his team painted on
his truck.

His biggest love and joy were his children. Always wanting to spend time
with them. He enjoyed taking them for rides on the four-wheeler, swimming,
going to the park, playing video games or just playing out in the yard with
them.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Iva Nell Driggers; grandfather,
Robert Bryan (Linda); and grandparents, Fred and Myrtle Pace.
Survivors include his children, Brianna Bundrick, Brayden Bundrick, and
Macie Brown; parents, Gary and Chrissy Bundrick, Mike and Pam Fowler;
brothers and sisters, Renee Vila, Mathew Simpson (Kara), Tiffany Privette
(Donnie), Joshua Bundrick (Chelse), and Morgan Bundrick; grandmother, Linda
Bryan; uncles, Glenn Bundrick, Sr., Darrin Jackson, Mark Bryan, and Lance
Bryan; aunts, Tammy Lewis (Dan), Annmarie Sapp (Keith), and Tina Cortes; 9
nieces and nephews; and a host of loving cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2pm Saturday, Jan. 12 at Allison Memorial
Chapel and Funeral Home (no viewing service prior) with graveside service to
follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. Deacon Joe Bezy will be officiating.  Family
would like to invite all family and friends to join us to fellowship and
celebrate Brandon’s life at Pineland Bank Community Center, 201 East King
Ave., Kingsland after the Graveside services. There will be a Rosary Prayer
Service at 1:30 preceding the funeral. All who would like to attend and
participate are welcome.

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

Tracy T. Walker – January 4, 2019

Tracy T. Walker, 36, of Kingsland, passed away Friday, January 4, 2019 at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, GA.
Tracy was born June 21, 1982 in Charleston, South Carolina.  He graduated from Irwin County High School.  Tracy was a major music lover and loved dancing.  He enjoyed cartoons, making rasberries, and Jeff Dunham Christmas Comedy.
Tracy was preceded in death by his mother, Debra Walker, brothers, Sonny Walker and Christopher Walker, grandmother, Nancy Morancy, and grandfathers, Ernie Morancy, Jack Walker, and Rent Harper.
He was survived by his father and step-mother, Talmage and Kelly Walker; sisters, Wendi Felice (Robert) of Spring City, PA, and Allie Fenton of Kingsland; brother, Mark Walker (Jamie) of St. Marys; 7 nieces and a nephew.
A Celebration of Tracy’s Life will be held at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 3:00 pm with Pastor Mike Landrum officiating.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to services.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

James S. “Coach” Thomason – January 4, 2019

James Stewart “Coach” Thomason, 78, of Kingsland passed away in the early hours of Friday January 4, 2019 at Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick. Mr. Thomason was the oldest son born to Stewart Turner and Bessie Lee Hamilton Thomason in Anniston, AL.  He spent his elementary and high school years in Bremen, GA graduating in 1959.  Mr. Thomason enjoyed multiple sports throughout his life paving the way for his life’s work as a high school coach which included football, baseball and even a state championship golf team (a sport he never played).

He valued his opportunities for higher education having held a Bachelors degree from Auburn University, a Masters degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and with advanced course work from Valdosta State and Georgia Southern Universities. While completing his Masters degree at USM he was privileged to coach freshman football and recruit football players from high schools throughout the southeast.  “Coach” became his name of reference for the rest of his life.  He never tired of coaching and teaching mathematics at Lakeside and Peachtree High Schools in Atlanta and Adel and Camden County High Schools in south Georgia.

Coach Thomason was a forty-year resident of Camden County. He was an active member of St Marys United Methodist Church for thirty-five years, serving on various committees.  Coach was dedicated to serving others as evidenced by his involvement in the Kingsland Lions Club, Marshes of Glynn Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) and Bryan-Lang Historical Library.  His God given ministry took the form of cooking for the elderly, sick and bereaved in his back-yard kitchen. Coach was a tireless gardener sharing his bounty with the community.  He created Coach’s Lunch Bunch to help gentlemen his age enjoy fellowship at local restaurants.  Coach was a multi-talented individual.  His greatest achievement has been researching a family history initiated by his mother, to which he added five years’ worth of publications to share with his family and libraries throughout the south.

He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his devoted wife of 46 years, Jo Wynne Thomason, sons James Wynne “Jim” Thomason, of Ocean Springs, MS, Stewart Allen Thomason (Sara), of Isle of Palms, SC, and daughter Sue Ellen Thomason Cheek (Shawn) of Woodstock, GA. Also left to cherish his memory are grandchildren Reece, Dean and Phoebe Thomason, Leah, Matthew and Gehrig Cheek, twin sister Sue Thomason of LaGrange, GA brothers Robert Jay Thomason and Hamilton Lee Thomason (Jeani) of Bremen, GA three nieces and three nephews.

Funeral services for Coach will be held on Monday, January 7 at St Marys United Methodist Church at 4pm with visitation from 2-4pm in the church social hall. Active pallbearers are Max Duke, Calvin Lang, Arizona Perkins, Leon Frazier, Art Turner and Jay Lassiter.  Honorary pallbearers are the members of Coach’s Lunch Bunch, Marshes of Glynn SAR, Bob Campbell, Leon Cochran, William Lassiter, Daniel Simpson, Jim Stein, Danny Sikes, Steve Conner, Edward Bruce, Wayne Peeples, Keith Ellis, and Mark Durham.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Golden Isles or Bryan-Lang Historical Library in Woodbine, GA.

Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home in St Marys and Hightower Funeral Home in Bremen, GA were entrusted with Coach Thomason’s arrangements.