Monthly Archives: August 2019

Robert Carl Nurmi, Aug. 30, 2019

Robert Carl Nurmi, 69, of Woodbine, passed away Friday, August 30, 2019, at his residence.

The family will be receiving friends Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, from 5:00 until 8:00 PM, at Harbour Worship Center. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 AM Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, with Military Honors.   Sean Billington, Eddie Hardman, Craig Smith, Steve McKinney, Rob Mastroini, Jim Proctor, Kevin Chaney, Tom Whitesell, Danny Sikes, and Jay Thomas will serve as active pallbearers.  Pastor Mike Sanes and Associate Pastor Ken Smith will officiate. A private family interment will be held at the Georgia Veterans Cemetery in Glennville, GA.

Mr. Nurmi was born Sept. 30, 1949 in Chicago, IL, to Arne W. and Theodora Hopewell Nurmi. He was a graduate of Thornridge High School in Dalton, IL, and attended Eastern Illinois University. He retired from the United States Navy as a Master Chief after 20 years of service, serving during Vietnam. He had been a resident of Camden County since 1983, where he was employed as an instructor with Trident Training Facility, Kings Bay, retiring in 1992. After retirement, he worked with the Kingsland Police Department, Camden County Sheriff’s Office, Camden County Fire & Rescue, Kingsland Fire Rescue and Charlton County EMS. He was a member of the Harbor Worship Center and especially enjoyed doing for others.

Survivors include his wife, Pamela Givens Nurmi of Woodbine, children, Christopher Lee Nurmi (Lori) of Camilla, GA, Catherine Nurmi of Atlanta, Pamela Michelle Hooks (Brian) of Grovetown, GA, grandchildren, Olivia and Bella Nurmi, Carter, Grant, and Grace Hooks, brothers, William John Nurmi (Doris) of Beecher, IL, and Leonard Nurmi (Ann) of Darnestown, MD. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Jean Ann Sorrick.

In lieu of flowers, Bob requested memorial contributions to National Autism Association, http://nationalautismassociation.org, or St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, www.stjude.org.

Allison Memorial Chapel of St. Marys, is in charge of the arrangements.

Jason Edward Kincheloe – August 28, 2019

Jason Edward, Kincheloe, 34, of  Kingsland, passed away August 28, 2019 at his residence.

Funeral services will be held Friday, August 30, 2019, 2:00 pm, at Allison Memorial Chapel with Pastor Bobby Woods officiating.  A visitation for family and friends will be held at the funeral home, one hour prior to service time.

Survivors include his parents, Larry and Debi Kincheloe, a sister, Lashae Kincheloe – Ward, and her husband Charles, and uncle, Danny Sikes, his grandfather, Daniel Sikes, a niece and 2 nephews.

Jason was born April 3, 1985, in Jacksonville, FL, to Lawrence Jackson and Debra Sikes Kincheloe, and was employed at Denny’s of Kingsland.

Stephen T. Gribble – August 20, 2019

Stephen T. Gribble, 44, of St. Marys, passed away August 20, 2019 at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick.

He is survived by his wife, Torri Rebekah Gribble; daughter, Shelby Rebekah Gribble (See you later  alligator, after while crocodile); sister, Kimberly Erwin (Thomas); brother, Mark Todd Gribble, (Rhonda); niece, Katie & nephew, Tyler.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Allison Memorial Chapel and funeral home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

George Keck Powell – August 20, 2019

George Keck Powell, MD, AAFP, FACS (ret.), Colonel US Army (ret.) 80 of Saint Mary’s GA., passed away August 20, 2019.

He served 26 years in the US Army as a trauma surgeon in Vietnam, also at Fort McPherson, Ga., Fort Knox, KY., Fort Bliss TX, and Fort Gordon, GA., and with NASA on ocean recoveries for Apollo and Skylab missions. He held an associate clinical professor positions at four different medical schools, became program director for surgical residency programs in El Paso, TX and Augusta, GA and finally served as surgical consultant to the Surgeon General of the US Army. He graduated from Washington University School of Medicine in 1964, Colorado College in 1960, and Aurora High School in Denver, Colorado in 1956.

He is survived by his wife Alice Jane Powell of 44 years, four children Katharine Ziegler, Robert Powell, Rebecca Powell, Benjamin Powell, four grandchildren, one great grandchild and a chosen sister and brother, Marsha and Larry Sherman. He was an avid fisherman, golfer, musician, world traveler and loved life, family and friends.

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

Theresa Diane Thigpen – August 14, 2019

Theresa Diane Thigpen, 71, of St. Marys, passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at her residence.

Born December 22, 1947 in Waycross, Ga., she was preceded in death by her parents, John and Lillian Smith..  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harold Thigpen.

Diane had lived most all of her life in Camden County, and was a 1966 graduate of Camden County High School.  She was a pre school teacher at Child
Time in St. Marys for 20 years.  She loved her cats and her church.  She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

She is survived by 2 children, James Thad Thigpen of Gardener, ME and Jamie Kristen Spetnagel (Shane) of Cherokee Village, AR., a brother, Billy Smith and sister, Mary Ann Intravia both of St. Marys.

Grandchildren; Logan Spetnagel, Mykaela Spetnagel, Ethan Spetnagel, Kai Thigpen, Caitrin Spetnagel, and Brayden Thigpen.

Funeral services were held Friday, August 16, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Calvary Baptist Church in St. Marys with Pastor Don Harris officiating  Visitation was held one hour prior to service time.  Interment followed at Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.

Pallbearers were: Ray Dyals, Will Woolard, Aubrey Colvin, David Brown, John Pounds, and Dan Meeks.

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

 

 

 

Brady C. Crosby – August 14, 2019

Brady C. Crosby, 69, of St. Marys , passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at his residence.

Born October 1, 1949,  in Graham, Ga., she was the daughter of Brady and Lillie Crosby  He was also preceded in death by his brother, Lawrence Crosby, and sister Jerrell Crosby.

He had been a resident of Camden County since 1976, and was a dedicated family man,  and wildcat and Georgia Bulldog fan.  He was a veteran of the  United States Marines, serving his country honorably  during Vietnam.

Survivors Include his wife, Deborah Crosby; daughter and son in law, Melissa and Chris Hodge; sons and daughter in law: Vic and Kathy Crosby, and Chris Crosby; sister, Lavada Taylor; mother in law, Jedon Stephens; grandchildren, Rachel Hodge, Chandler Hodge, Kali Hodge, Kayla Crosby, Braylin Crosby, and Madeline Crosby; great granddaughter, Maeleigh Annette Hodge; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Friday, August 16, 2019 at 5:00 pm with visitation to follow until 7:00 pm, with Bobby Woods officiating.  Interment followed at Crosby Cemetery in Graham, GA, on Sunday, August 18, at 2:00 pm.

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

 

Roland C. Chartrand – August 13, 2019

Roland C. Chartrand, 77, of Woodbine, passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick

He was a veteran of the United States Army.

Services will be announced at a later date. C. Chartrand

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

 

Patricia Ann Brandon – August 12, 2019

Patricia Ann Brandon, 57, of St. Marys passed away Monday, August 12, 2019.

Born February 7, 1962, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Barbara Hayes.  She was also preceded in death by her brother, David Hayes.

Patti had been a resident of Camden County since 1989, and was a member of the St. Marys United Methodist Church.  She loved the outdoors and going to the beach.  She enjoyed bicycling, helping people, cooking and taking them food, and especially being with her grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held, Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 11:00 am at the St. Marys United Methodist Church with Pastor Roy White officiating..

Survivors include her husband, Mike Brandon; children, Nicholas Brandon and Amber Brandon; grandchildren, Kayleigh Brandon and Sydney Brandon.

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