Monthly Archives: October 2019

Richard Durham- October 28, 2019


Richard David Durham, 40, of Kingsland died Monday evening (October 28, 2019) at Hospice of the Golden Isles after an extended illness. Mr. Durham was born in Oceanside, CA to Richard Durham and the late Sharon LaVon Zetko Durham and had just recently moved to Kingsland. He was a Seattle Seahawks fanatic and could work the grill when entertaining family and friends at a BBQ. He enjoyed playing video games especially Call of Duty, but his true passion was his family which he loved dearly and all the time he got to spend with them.

Mr. Durham served his country by joining the United States Navy where he served for 21 years making rank as Senior Chief. He was stationed all over the country from, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, Groton, Connecticut and would always look out for his men.

Mr. Durham is survived by his wife Lynette Durham of Kingsland; three children, Naomi Durham, Kalicia Durham, RJ Durham all of Kingsland; his father, Richard Durham; five siblings, Cindy Bradly husband Mark of South Dakota, Mary Cohen of South Dakota, Sally Myrick husband Bob of California, Robert Durham fiancee Madny of California, Randy Durham wife Ashley of Kingsland; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A graveside service will be held Friday morning (November 1, 2019) at 11:00am at Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Marys. A Reception for family and friends will follow at Christ Church in St. Marys. Pastor Romey Luke will officiate the service.

Allison Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Royal Walker, Jr.- October 25, 2019

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Royal Lee Walker, Jr., 77, of Woodbine, died Friday, October 25 at Southeast Georgia Health Systems of Camden of complications from his long and courageous battle with cancer. A native of Camden County, Mr. Walker lived his whole life on the banks of his beloved Satilla River.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Royal Lee Walker, Sr. and Rebecca Morrow Walker, and two siblings, Marie and Shirley. In his earlier years he was employed at Gilman Paper Company, and later retired as a supervisor at Glynn County Public Works.

Mr. Walker was a charter member and supporter of the Woodbine Opry, and seldom missed a performance until his health failed. He was an avid outdoorsman, fisherman and an expert hunter, tracker and marksman. Mr. Walker was a kind and generous man who was a friend to all, and an excellent neighbor.
He is survived by his wife, Edith Schlegel Walker; four children, Melba Parrott, Roy Walker, III, Kristy Shannon husband Michael, Misty Soldatis husband Dennis; a step-daughter, Jennifer Kruger; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; four siblings, Jeanette, Debbie, Lynn, Jaynie; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

The family will hold a memorial at a later date. Memorial gifts may be made to Woodbine Opry, 205 Camden Ave., Woodbine, Ga., 31569.

Allison Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Randy Wampler- Ocotber 22, 2019

Randy Wampler

Randy Eugene Wampler, 65, of Kingsland, GA passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick, GA.  He was born in Abingdon, VA to Eugene Pierce Wampler and Erma Jane Mowery Wampler. He and his father worked side-by-side for nearly 40 years as the owner/operators of Wampler’s Sunoco. After retiring from the family business, Randy and his wife of 33 years, moved to Kingsland where he took on a part-time job at Kings Bay Cinemas in St. Marys, GA.  Since he never met a stranger and was always up to chatting, this job gave him great pleasure. The rest of his free time was spent fishing, watching movies, and making things for those he loved.

Randy is survived by his wife, Brenda Worley Wampler of Kingsland, GA and three children, Erica Parsons (Joe) of Virginia Beach, VA, Maranda Wampler (Gary) of Lexington, KY, and Lisa Minton (Bill) of Kingsland, GA.  He was the proud Papaw of five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren: Colton and Caleb Parsons, Addisyn Wampler, Alyssa Mimiaga, and Kendall, Rowen, and Ezekiel Benjamin. He also leaves behind three sisters, Becky Bratton (Joey) and Kathy Vencill (Delmer Lynn) both of Lebanon, VA and Donna White (Walter) of Abingdon, VA as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and special friends. Though his time on Earth may have been short-lived, the family takes great comfort in knowing that he is no longer suffering and that he is rejoicing in Heaven with his daughter, Jessica Wampler and his dad, who had both preceded him death.

The family will receive visitors at the Antioch House of Prayer on North Fork River Road in Abingdon, VA on Sunday, October 27th from 5-7pm with the funeral services following. A brief burial service will be held for family and close friends at Temple Hill Memorial Garden in Castlewood, VA on Monday, October 28th at 11am.

The family would like to offer their thanks in advance to Rev. Ted Rasnake and Jason Nunley who will be preaching the service and recognize the following pallbearers: Scott Thompson, Jeremy Rhea, Adam Wampler, Mike Hughes, Don Hughes, and Billy Wayne Wampler. Dewey Helbert, Johnny Mowery, and Tommy Bradley will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys, Georgia and Farris Funeral Services in Abingdon, Virginia are assisting the family.

Tonimarie Monahan- Ocotber 18, 2019

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Tonimarie Monahan, 55, of St. Marys passed away peacefully at her residence on Friday (October 18, 2019). Mrs. Monahan was born in Brooklyn, New York, and had made St. Marys her home since 2005. She was a member and participant in the Camden Quilt Guild.

Mrs. Monahan is survived by her husband, Steven Monahan of St. Marys; six children, Melissa Kinsell of St. Marys, John Monahan of St. Marys, Michael Monahan of St. Marys, Hannah Monahan of Woodbine, Jeff Marcil and family of Massachusetts, Rebecca Rubeck and family of Massachusetts; a granddaughter, Abagail Kinsell; her parents, Kathryn A. Redmond husband John of Kingsland; numerous other family members.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorialization is by Cremation.

Allison Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Sanford “Sonny” Stewart, Jr. – October 19, 2019


Sonny Stewart, Jr.


Sanford Gale “Sonny” Stewart. Jr., 72 of St. Marys died Saturday morning (October 19, 2019) at Southeast Georgia Health System of Camden after a sudden illness. Mr. Stewart was born in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Sanford Gale Stewart, Sr. and Marion Fritz Stewart and had made St. Marys his home for the past 40 years. He was a longtime coach and teacher in the Camden County School System where he became a father to all he coached in every sport available and was a die hard Camden County Wildcat and Georgia Bulldog fan. He had a passion for all sports and all his student athletes, but golf was his true love.

Mr. Stewart was an all around family man, he was an amazing and loving father and grandfather, an exceptional husband for many years. He was a man of faith and dedication. A longtime member of First Baptist Church of St. Marys he served as a deacon, youth director, choir member and taught Sunday School. Mr. Stewart will always be remembered as a man that always had a hug and a smile to brighten up the day.

Mr. Stewart is survived by his wife, Norma Stewart of St. Marys; a daughter, Kim Spangler husband Sean of Brunswick; two grandchildren, Ava Spangler, Eli Spangler; granddog, Archie; a sister, Dorothy Licklider of Missouri; a brother, Larry Stewart wife Janet of Missouri; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday (October 23, 2019) at 11:00am at First Baptist Church of St. Marys. A committal service will be held at 3:30pm in Evergreen Cemetery in Brunswick.

The family will be receiving friends Tuesday afternoon from 6-8pm at First Baptist Church of St. Marys.

Bro Joe Roberts and Bro. Steve Kegley will be officiating. Pallbearers will be Billy Moore, Brian Benton, Carlos Jones, Camden Mapp, Andrew Guthrie, Roy McDowell, Jr. Honorary Pallbearers will be Johnny Dubose, Alan Carrington, Alan Chester, Clifford Manning, Ed Merrow, Bill Lawrence, Jack Kluwuhn, Andy Watson, Hal Weathers, Kris Imgrund, Georg Hullett and Nick Ayers.


Allison Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.



Jon C. Fogarty Oct 15, 2019

Jon Charles Fogarty, 83, of Kingsland, passed away October 15, 2019, at his residence.

Services, to celebrate his life, will be held Friday, October 25, 2019, 11:00 am, at King of Peace Episcopal Church, with Rev. Aaron Brewer, Rev. Al Crumpton, Rev. John Rodgers, Rev. John Nichol, officiating.

Mr. Fogarty was born May 17, 1936, in St. Petersburg, Fl, to George and Thelma Hickman Fogarty.  He was retired from Eastern Airlines, and served with the Unites States Coast Guard Reserves.

Survivors include his wife, Lynn Nichol Fogarty of Kingsland, a daughter, Caroline Lynn Echols of Carrollton, GA, 7 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jon Charles ‘Chuck’ Fogarty, Jr., and Kathleen Ann Poole, sisters, Patricia Richardson and Mary Sapp. Jon was universally loved by all who knew him.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA, 31525, or,  Nassau Humane Society, 641 Airport Road, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.

Allison Memorial Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

Virginia “Ginny” Miller October 13, 2019

Virginia “Ginny” Ruth Miller, 64, of Kingsland, formerly of Woodbine, passed away Sunday, October 13, 2019, peacefully in her home.


Ginny was born July 4, 1955, in Folkston, Georgia, to Claude and Bobbie Sikes Miller.  She lived all of her life in Camden County, and was a graduate of Camden County High School, and Brewton Parker College.  Ginny was a member of First Baptist Church of Woodbine, where she began playing the piano for the church at the age of 12, and continued to serve as church pianist for over 50 years.  Fondly known as “Miss Ginny,” she taught piano lessons to many children and adults in Camden County for over 40 years.  She volunteered her piano playing skills at Camden County High School for 20 years.  She also more recently played piano for the Friese Studio of Music in St. Marys, and for other community theater productions. Ginny loved piano, her family, her church, watching movies, going to theater productions, sweet tea, and Cracker Barrell.


Ginny is survived by her brothers, Claude L. Miller, III (Macy), and Jim Miller (Penny), all of Woodbine, and her sister, Charmane Toliver (David), of St. Marys.  She is also survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. Ginny was also dearly loved and cared for by her friend and caregiver, Patricia Lemon, and Ametria Everette, of Coastal Home Care.  She will be deeply missed by her family, her church family, her many friends, all of her piano students, and by the performing arts community in Camden County.


Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 17, 2019, 11:00 am, at the First Baptist Church of Woodbine, with Rev. Bill Alderman officiating.  Pall bearers will be Jody Miller, Erik Miller, Dave Toliver, and Joshua Conner.  Interment will follow at Homeward Cemetery in Waverly.  The family will be receiving friends from 6 – 8:00 pm Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the First Baptist Church of Woodbine Building Fund.


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

John Beifuss- September 27, 2019

John Anthony Beifuss, age 80, passed away on Friday, September 27, 2019 at his home in St.Marys, GA, following a long illness.

John was born in St.Louis, Missouri on February 17, 1939 to John Andrew Beifuss and Genevieve S. Beifuss. He attended grade school in New Orleans, Lousiana, high school in Piqua, Ohio and college at the University of Kentucky majoring in economics and business.  He joined the Kappa Alpha Order and was active in student government.  After graduation he served on active duty with the US Navy and Naval Reserves during the Vietnam era. After his Honorable Discharge he began his employment with IBM in the Marketing Division. He received many Outstanding Achievement awards during his 25 years with the company.

John’s career took him to Upstate New York where he met and married (Mary) Marsha Woodarek on November 29, 1980.  A transfer to Virginia also opened up many avenues to explore.  After his retirement, they settled in Pinehurst, North Carolina for several years where he resumed playing golf, helped with PGA tour events and the United Way Campaign. He also pursued his love of lake fishing often in Canada and later moved to a Tennessee lake and golf community. He enjoyed creating menus and cooking for friends and would research the best restaurants and dives before traveling. He maintained life long friendships with his KA brothers and followed college athletics especially his Kentucky Wildcats.

John was predeceased by his parents and is survived by his wife of 39 years, Marsha; a sister-in-law, Barbara Woodarek of Canastota, NY; a brother-in-law, Thomas Woodarek and his wife, Jean, of Penfield,NY; one nephew, John Woodarek of Penfield and one niece, Jenna Woodarek of Webster, NY and Godchild, Marla Woodarek of Washington, DC. as well as several cousins.

A private family memorial service will be held in Upstate, New York at a later date.

John will always be missed by his loving wife, Marsha, and his faithful Bichon.

A special thanks to the staff of GHC Hospice Care who enabled him to stay in the family home. Memorial Gifts may be made to the GHC Foundation, PO Box 15665, Savannah, GA 31416 or

Allison Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.