Monthly Archives: November 2019

Sara “Pug” Peeples- November 21, 2019

Sara Lynette “Pug” Peeples, 77, of Kingsland died Thursday morning (November 21, 2019) at her residence after a brief illness. Ms. Peeples was born in Kingsland to the late Eldred Wayne Peeples and Heloise Bass Peeples and had made Kingsland her home all her life. She was an avid Georgia Bulldogs fan, passionate about animals and loved spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a sister, Trisha Erlene Peeples.

Ms. Peeples is survived by a sister, Yvonne P. Rainer husband David of Kingsland; two nephews, Alan Rainer wife Janet, David L. Rainer, Jr. wife Silvia; a great niece, Jennifer; numerous other family members.

A graveside service will be held Sunday (November 24, 2019) at 1:00pm at Lawnwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorial donations be made to GHC Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 15665, Savannah, Georgia, 31416.

Allison Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Sebastian Gonzalez Torres- November 19, 2019

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Sebastian Gonzalez Torres, 14, of St. Marys died Tuesday (November 19, 2019) at Shands UF Health in Jacksonville, Florida. Sebastian was born October 08, 2005 in San Juan, Puerto Rico to Jose Gonzalez and Carol Torres Kohn and was a student at St. Marys Middle School. He was the most kind, noble and caring person you would ever meet. He was a nature lover, and one of the best natural pencil drawing artist, his creativity had no boundaries, he would build the biggest LEGO sets without even looking at the instructions and a natural origami expert. Sebastian was a brilliant mind, he could tear apart any mechanical equipment and then figure out the system on his own. He loved chocolates and was the most loving and caring big brother. He loved taking care of his baby brother Oliver and a great big brother to Benjamin.

Sebastian is survived by his parents, Carol T. Kohn husband Richard of St. Marys and Jose Gonzalez of Puerto Rico; two brothers, Benjamin Gonzalez, Oliver A. Kohn; maternal grandparents, Carlos Torres, Norma Velazquez; three aunts, Norca Torres husband Cesar Ayala, Nacaly Torres husband Luis Mendez. Nilsa Gonzalez husband Diego Rosso; numerous cousins and other relatives.

A funeral service will be held Saturday afternoon (November 23, 2019) at 3:00pm in the Allison Memorial Chapel. The family will begin receiving friends beginning at 1:30pm at the funeral home. Deacon Henry Nieves will be officiating.

Allison Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Gene Simpson- November 17, 2019



Amos Eugene “Gene” Simpson, Jr., 54, of St. Marys died Sunday afternoon (November 17, 2019) at Southeast Georgia Health System of Brunswick after an extended illness. Mr. Simpson was born in Bristol, Pennsylvania to Amos Eugene Simpson, Sr. and Delores Dottie Reed Simpson and had made St. Marys his home for many years. He owned and operated G & S Towing which fit with his hobby of automotive paint and body work and watching the Ohio State Buckeyes. He spent lots of time camping, fishing and enjoying the beach, but more than anything he loved his children and grandchildren and being their Papa.


Mr. Simpson is survived by his children, Renee Vila of Kingsland, Matthew Simpson of Murphysboro, Illinois, Tiffany Privette husband Donnie of Kingsland, Rian Wacter husband Cody of Hilliard, Florida, Brianna Simpson of Kingsland, Steven Hill of Indiana, Sarah Hill of Savannah, Georgia; 11 grandchildren; his parents, Amos Eugene Simpson, Sr and Delores Dottie Reed Simpson of St. Marys; four siblings, Bryan Simpson of Folkston, Chris Simpson of Jacksonville, Florida, Selena Simpson husband Jimmy of Jesup, Trevor Simpson wife Laura of Missouri; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.


A Celebration of Life service will be held Thursday (November 21, 2019) at 6:00pm at St. Marys United Methodist Church.


Allison Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.


Shirley Mae Strickland- November 15, 2019



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Shirley Mae Strickland, 73, of Kingsland died Friday afternoon (November 15, 2019) at Southeast Georgia Health System of Camden after a brief illness. Mrs. Strickland was born in Dothan, Alabama to the late William Bill Strickland and Froudie Mae Smith Strickland and had made Kingsland her home since 1983. Mrs. Strickland was a member of First United Pentecostal Church of Kingsland and had been a faithful member since the church opened its doors. She worked for the Camden County Board of Education as a school bus driver for many years, enjoyed sewing and loved her family passionately.


Mrs. Strickland is survived by her children, Tina Baldwin husband Dr. Tony of Lindale, Georgia, Bobby Williamson wife Angie of Kingsland, Tracy Williamson of Kingsland, Roger Dale Williamson of Kingsland; seven grandchildren, Timothy Williamson, Ryan Baldwin, Brandon Williamson, Austin Bayliss, Michael Baldwin, Kayla Ferries, Emilio Garcia; three great-grandchildren, Braylen Williamson, Paizley Williamson, Kayleigh Bigner; 10 siblings, Joyce Nesmith husband Robert, John Strickland, Patricia Martin, Carolyn Tomes, Teresa Smith, Debbie Arnette husband Billy, Brenda Lewis husband John, Kathy Taylor husband David, Tammy Milter husband Kelly, Kimberly White husband Wayne; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.


A funeral service will be held Wednesday (November 20, 2019) at 2:00pm at First United Pentecostal Church of Kingsland. Burial will follow in Lawnwood Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends beginning at 1:00pm at the church.


Allison Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.


Winnie Thomas- November 16, 2019


Winnie Thomas, 87, of Palmetto, Georgia, died Saturday evening, November 16, 2019, at Brightmoor Hospice, Griffin, following an extended illness.

Born in Waynesville, she was the daughter of the late Robert Roy and Coyla Rhoden Drury. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Roberta Colson, Jaurelle Berlin and brother, Eugene Drury.

She was a 1948 graduate of Brantley County High School and retired as Secretary to the Commanding Officer at the Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, in 1987.

She, alongside her husband, Lyde, grew Christmas trees and blueberries in Woodbine and Hoboken for many years. She was active in the Georgia Christmas Tree Association, the Georgia Blueberry Growers Association and the Camden County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, and for many years was an active member of Kingsland First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Sherry Strang Carter (Ervin), of Palmetto, grandson Andy Carter (Aimee), of Macon, granddaughter, Jenny Carter Wallace (Jordan) of Palmetto, great-grandson, Carter Wallace; step-son, Terry Thomas (Alice), grandsons, Justin Thomas and family, Eric Thomas and family, of College Station, TX, and step-son Steve Thomas, Darien; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, November 21, at 11 a.m. at Homeward Cemetery near Waverly.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorial donation be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or the Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131

Arrangements were made with Allison Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of St. Marys.

Bryan ‘Brian’ Croft- Nov. 7, 2019


Bryan ( Brian) Eugene Croft, 51, passed peacefully surrounded by his family on November 7, 2019.  He was born in Peoria, Illinois on February 29, 1968.  Bryan enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, going to the beach, and fishing.  Bryan served for the Air Force.

Bryan is survived by his loving wife Kristie, sons Troy, Matthew and Joshua. Mother Barbara Hall, brother Jamie Hall and his wife Elizabeth and son Damien Alexander, sister Brandie Hall. And many nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles.

Bryan will be deeply missed and his precious memories will always be cherished.

The funeral will take place at Jacksonville National Cemetery in Jacksonville, FL on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at  1:30 p.m. and his celebration of life will be held on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 3 p.m. GulfView Grace Church 6639 Hammock Road Port Richey, FL 34668.

Terrance Fish- October 10, 2019


Terrance (Terry) Fish, age 77, passed away peacefully at his home in St. Mary’s, Georgia, with his daughters by his side on Thursday, October 10, 2019. His beloved wife, Jackie Denis-Fish and parents, Jeremiah and Nelly, predeceased Terry. He was born on October 31, 1941 in North Stonington, Connecticut. He attended Norwich Free Academy until he left to enroll in the US Army. He was in the military for 6 years and was a sharp shooter rifleman and an air borne ranger completing over 300 jumps. He was honorably discharged to move back home and spend time with his family in CT. He earned a Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal 2nd Award and Sharpshooter Badge Rifle M-14. He retired from General Dynamics, Electric Boat Division in 2007. In his spare time, he loved photography, drawing, cooking delicious meals, gardening and spending time with his family. He married his soul mate, Jackie Denis, on July 21, 1962 in Jewett City, Connecticut. 


Terry will be lovingly remembered by his daughters Candy Fish, Kim (William) Trantalis, Stacey (Rick) Mendez and Michelle Fish, Grandchildren Danielle (Dan) Mikulak, Jennifer Trantalis, Ashlynn (Zack) Highsmith, Charlene Storey and Anthony Storey and Great Grandchidlren Ayden, Kaleb and Evelynn Highsmith and Olivia Mikulak.


A celebration of life will be held in Jewett City, Connecticut in 2020. 


Allison Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.


Eleanor Lewis- November 6, 2019

Eleanor Grace Lewis (née Goodhue) passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 at Southeast Georgia Senior Care Center in Saint Mary’s, Georgia. She was 89.

She is survived by her two daughters Susan (Dick) Sutton and Sharon (Tim) Miller, granddaughter Amanda Hampton and great grandson Aiden Hampton, and grandsons Sean Miller (Kim) and Kevin Miller (Kenzi).

Eleanor was the daughter of Ernest and Merle (Bell) Goodhue, the oldest of three children. Her father Ernest came to the U.S. from New Zealand at the age of sixteen and married Merle, whom he met in Fitzgerald, Georgia. They moved to Vancouver, WA, where Eleanor was raised with her two younger brothers Alvin, who preceded her in death, and Ernest, still living and residing in Issaquah, WA.

Eleanor was married for 67 years to her loving husband Elmer, a veteran of World War II, who passed away on February 5, 2016, in Vancouver, WA. She moved to Saint Mary’s, GA in June, 2017 to be near her daughter Sharon and her husband, and resided at Magnolia Manor Assisted Living facility until June of 2018 when she moved to the Senior Care Center for the last eighteen months of her life, where she was given wonderful care and attention by the staff.

Eleanor was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ. She loved people and was always happy to just sit and watch those around her as they busied themselves with their activities! She was a prolific seamstress in her early life, and she taught her daughters to sew, and they have both continued to actively sew and create throughout the years! Her daughter Susan has been actively sewing, and making her hand sewn crafts annually at Christmastime for many years, thanks to Eleanors early tutoring! Her friendly and kind disposition will be missed by all who knew and loved her! Eleanor will be interred beside her husband in the Willamette National Veterans Cemetery in Portland, Oregon.

Linda Lee Davie- November 2, 2019

Linda Lee Valasek Davie,73, of St. Marys, died Saturday (November 2, 2019) at her residence after a brief illness. Mrs. Davie was born in Kensington, PA to the late August and Sophia Valasek. She was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse and served in that capacity for over 25 years. She loved shopping, watching football and every minute she got to spend with her family. She was affectionately known as “Nee-Nee” and Aunt Linda by her loved ones. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by two siblings, Thomas Valasek and Joyce Duffield; a nephew, Stephen Davie.

Mrs. Davie is survived by her three children, James Christopher Davie and wife Karen, Jennifer Davie Kramer and husband Scott, Thomas Andrew Davie and wife Brittany; four grandchildren, Kara Kramer, Shaun Kramer, Rylan Davie, Crosslin Wilson; a former spouse, James Davie; her companion, John Booker; nieces and nephews, Tracie Lazenby, Salvatore Pizzo, Michael Pizzo, Denise Mager, John Duffield, Michelle Duffield, Susan Hart, Sharon Fendler, Sean Davie and numerous other family members

Memorialization is by Cremation

Allison Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Kerry Underwood- November 6, 2019

Kerry Elizabeth Underwood, the sunlight of our lives left us on Nov. 6, 2019. She brought joy and her free spirit to everyone her life touched. We will forever long to see her smile and hear her laugh just one more time. Her memory and beautiful personality will live on through her two beautiful children Luna, and Clyde, as well as her Momma, Laura, steadfast sister Aimee, protective brothers Cody Lee and Ryan. Her two loving sister-in-laws, Casey and Allexis, and brother-in-law Stacy. Her light will also shine through her many nieces and nephews, as well as countless friends.

A memorial service will be held Monday afternoon (November 11, 2019) at 2:00pm in the Allison Memorial Chapel. The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00pm at the funeral home.

Allison Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.