Monthly Archives: January 2020

Latoya Williams- January 21, 2020

Latoya Williams

Latoya Lynette Williams, 29, of St. Marys died Tuesday morning (January 21, 2020) at Baptist Medical Center North in Jacksonville, Florida. Ms. Williams was born in Fernandina Beach, Florida to Norman Carter and the late Cherry Williams and made Camden County her home for most of her life. She attended Camden County High School and loved more than anything being a mother and spending time with her daughter and family.

In addition to her mother she was preceded in death by a sister, Shermond Williams.

Mrs. Williams is survived by her husband, Dionisio Livingston of St. Marys; her daughter, Aleana Livingston of St. Marys; her father, Norman Carter of St. Marys; siblings, Danyell Williams of Kingsland, Christopher Williams wife Xiondra of Orlando, Florida, Treyvon Carter of St. Marys; mother-in-law, Gianna Livingston of St. Marys; Grandmother-in-law, Judith Livingston; aunts, Juliet and Prentys Bohannon of St. Marys, Tina Burks Farmer husband Tony of St. Marys, Valarie Williams of St. Marys; Grandmothers, Bobby Jean Burks husband Roosevelt of St. Marys; Uncle, Roosevelt Burks, Jr wife Teresa; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A funeral service will be held Monday (February 3, 2020) at 11:00am at Eagles Wings Judah Worship Center. The family will be receiving friends beginning at 10:00am at the church. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Arturo Livingston, Christopher Livingston, Tyler Livingston, Geron Scarlett, Sr., T.J. Dawson, Devontae Burks.

Allison Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

James Clinton Godwin, Jr.- January 15, 2020

James Clinton Godwin, Jr., 59, of Woodbine, Georgia died Wednesday afternoon (January 15, 2020) at UF Health North in Jacksonville after an extended illness. Mr. Godwin was born in Nashville, Georgia to the late James Clinton Godwin, Sr. and Betty Stone Godwin and had made Camden County his home for the past 25 years. He was a truck driver for Transco Line Inc. and drove trucks and buses for many famous musicians. Mr. Godwin served his country faithfully by joining the United States Marine Corp. and was a proud veteran. He served as a sheriff deputy in Monterey County California after leaving the Marines briefly and had a passion for making people laugh.

Mr. Godwin is survived by his two sons, Joshua Godwin wife Michelle of Akron, Ohio, Clinton Godwin wife Ashley of Akron, Ohio; three grandchildren, Mikayla, Madison, and Aiden. two brothers, Scotty Godwin, Ed Godwin and a sister Cindy of Illinois; special friends, Shelly Dodge husband Wayne, Rachael Whisman, Phillip Whisman; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A memorial service will be held Monday (January 27, 2020) at 10:00am at Allison Memorial Chapel.

Allison Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Richard Thomet- January 19, 2020


Richard Thomet, 85, of St. Marys, Georgia, formerly of Fontana, California and Ada, Michigan, passed away at the home of his daughter on January 19, 2020. Richard was born in Ada, Michigan to the late Alfred and Fanny (Linkfield) Thomet on September 8, 1934. He moved to Fontana, California in 1971 with his wife and children and to St. Marys, Georgia in June 2018.

Richard’s greatest memories were of his boyhood on his parent’s dairy farm, and always identified as a farmer even though he largely made his living driving trucks. Richard was active in the communities in which he lived by serving as a volunteer fire fighter for Ada, Michigan, and as a member of both the Lions Club and Moose Lodge in Fontana, California. For many years his favorite pastime was bowling and he became quite good, carrying an average of 205-210.

Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley, his sons, Shawn and Randy, his brother, Stewart, his sister, Jeanne and his parents.

Richard is survived by his daughters, Suzanne (Michael) Carroll of St. Marys, Georgia, Renee (Edward) Riehl of California and his sons, Rick (Cindy) of Amarillo, Texas, Scott (Sandy) of Apache Junction, Arizona, his brothers, Ron and Alfred (Duke) of Michigan. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Elizabeth, Terrance, Michael, Rhiannon and Joshua; four great grandchildren, Kirsten, Collin, Anastasia, and Katelyn; one great-great grandchild, Calvin; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Memorialization is by Cremation. The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.

Allison Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

James Ralph “Woody” Falkner- January 18, 2020


My father, James Ralph “Woody” Falkner, made his final journey in this life into Heaven January 18, 2020, with me, his only child, Barbara Falkner Rucker, and my husband, Bob Rucker, by his side.

My father was born 89 years ago and raised on a farm in Ellisville, Florida. He was the youngest of three children (brother Charles and sister Geraldine) born to Henry Reed and Clara Falkner. He graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in agriculture. He served in the United States Army from 1952 to 1954. He retired from Gilman Paper Company and was a general contractor for his own business, Falkner Construction. He built many beautiful homes in Saint Marys. When my father was not wearing his Gilman Paper hardhat he was wearing his tool belt with a hammer in his hand.

My father was married to my mother, Betty J. (BJ) Falkner, for more than 53 years years. She was the love of his life. They loved traveling to the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee all through the years. For that reason they moved to Waynesville, North Carolina, not only to be in the beautiful mountains but also to be near my husband and I after we moved there in 2006. Sadly it was there my mother passed. My father was in his late 70s when he married Shirley J. Jackson. They were both widowed and were able to enjoy their senior years together. We all moved back to Saint Marys in 2016 after my father’s health declined.

My two children, his grandchildren, were always close in his mind and his heart. James R. Lentz, my father’s namesake, is employed by the federal government with a master’s in criminal justice. He resides in Charleston, West Virginia, and always made his grandfather so proud. Leslie Lentz Caraway is his beautiful ballerina. Every time he watched her dance it brought tears to his eyes. She and her husband, Brent Caraway, reside in Saint Marys. His great-grandchildren, Alex Cleveland, Aiden Caraway and Addison Caraway, always brought joy to his heart.

My father was a strong Christian man. He loved singing gospel songs and his favorite bible verse was John 3:16, which is engraved on he and my mother’s headstone. He had many friends and never met a stranger. If you had a minute he would sit and talk. He loved all things mechanical, especially cars. When he was in college he built a vehicle with an entirely wood frame, earning him his nickname Woody. My father loved to whistle. One of my fondest memories is listening to him whistle while mowing the grass when I was growing up. He continued this through his lifetime. While living at Magnolia Manor the residents always knew when he was walking the halls by his ever-present whistle, which made them smile.

Just last week my father asked me if I knew what the greatest force is on Earth. He then stated the force is, “Love, always Love.” My father loved all his family including his stepchildren from BJ Falkner (Mary Strong) and Shirley Jackson (Sara, Lynn, Charlene, Darlene, Darrell and Lisa) and their families. My father was a carpenter and while this breaks my heart to write his obituary I stand strong as he did, a carpenter’s daughter.

Allison Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Fred William Westerfeld, III- January 8, 2020


Fred William Westerfeld, III, 60, of St. Marys, died Wednesday morning (January 8, 2020) in Yulee, Florida due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Mr. Westerfeld was born in Brooksville, Florida to Fred William Westerfeld, Jr. and the late Carolyn Cason Westerfeld and had made St. Marys his home since 1978. He worked for Gilman Paper Company for many years in maintenance and was recently working for Rayonier in Fernandina Beach, Florida as a pipe fitter. He was a people person, carrying on a conversation with anyone at anytime, which led him to his secondary job as a volunteer at St. Marys Seafood. He was a creative man that enjoyed wood working and loved hunting, fishing and being outdoors. He also spent many years as a youth baseball coach while raising his kids.

In addition to his mother he is preceded in death by his father-in-law, Louis “L.D.” Dyal.

Mr. Westerfeld is survived by his wife of 40 years Kim Dyal Westerfeld of St. Marys; two sons, Fred Westerfeld, IV wife Suzette of St. Marys, Brandon Westerfeld of St. Marys; daughter-in-law, Brittany Westerfeld of St. Marys; three grandchildren, Braelynne Westerfeld, Loreli Westerfeld, Fred William Westerfeld, V all of St. Marys; his father, Fred William Westerfeld, Jr.; a sister, Kathy Chesnut husband Stan of Taylorsville, Kentucky; a mother-in-law, Georgia Dyal of St. Marys; a sister-in-law, Krista Avera of Lake Park, Georgia; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday (January 15, 2020) at 11:00am at Three Rivers Church. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 6-8pm at Allison Memorial Chapel.

Allison Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Paula McCall- January 7, 2020


Mrs. Paula Ann Ray McCall of Fayetteville, NC formerly of St. Mary’s GA passed away peacefully at home on January 7th 2020.

She leaves behind her husband of 57 years Nelson (Mac) McCall, daughter Denise (Dennis Showalter) Ricker of Fayetteville, NC, son Mark McCall of Fayetteville, NC, daughter Marsha (Luis) Roman of Midland, NC and grandchildren Elizabeth Matthews of Fayetteville, NC, Daniel (Brenna) Roman of Matthews, NC, Angelia Roman, and Conner Roman of Midland, NC.

A visitation to celebrate her life will be held on at Allison Memorial Chapel 10141 Colerain Road, St. Mary’s from 11:00 to 1:00 on Saturday (January 18, 2020). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s or American Cancer Society.

Allison Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Armando Angel- January 3, 2020

Angel obit pic

Armando Pimentel Angel, 71, of St. Marys died Friday morning (January 3, 2020) at the Warner Center in Fernandina Beach, Florida after a brief illness. Mr. Angel was born in Cavite City, Philippines to the late Gonzalo and Edita Pimentel Angel and had made St. Marys his home for the past 36 years. He was retired from Gilman Paper Company as a Crane Operator and also from the Navy Exchange as Building Maintenance.

Armando was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church and briefly with the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed fishing, cooking, being a friend to the animals and loved to crack a good “dad” joke. More than anything, he loved his family and especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Richard J. Angel; three sisters, Zenaida Hapa, Normina Pascual, and Flor Angel.

Mr. Angel is survived by his wife, Juanita Angel of St. Marys; two children, Gerald J. Angel of St. Marys, Amanda Faleschini and husband Peter of Fort Mill, SC; four grandchildren, Isadora, Sawyer, Wyatt and Asher Faleschini; four siblings, Laura Bartollo and husband Delfin, Jose “Pepe” Angel and wife Elsa, Marito Angel and wife Ciana, Reynaldo Angel and wife Annabelle; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A memorial service will be held Saturday (January 11, 2020) at 11:00am in the Allison Memorial Chapel. A rosary prayer will be held prior to the memorial service at 10:00am in the Chapel.

Allison Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Frederick Warther- December 31, 2019


Frederick C. Warther with homes in St. Marys, GA and Swanton, MD died peacefully at his home in St. Marys, GA on December 31, 2019. He had just celebrated his 90th birthday.

Fred was born on December 19, 1929 in Washington, DC to Frederick J. and Alice C. Warther. He attended American University, played on the basketball team, and graduated with a degree in Accounting. He met his future wife, Mary Campbell Williams, at American University. They were married on December 27, 1952.

Upon graduation, Fred joined the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. When the conflict ended in 1953, he resigned his commission and entered into the new and promising field of computers. He rose to become a marketing executive who was highly sought by companies to market their expanding technologies. He discovered Deep Creek Lake in 1962, and purchased and restored the old stone house at 370 Rock Lodge Rd. He and his lifelong friend George Scheffel started Allegheny Welding and Machine in 1971.

He purchased 40 acres of Deep Creek Lake waterfront property from the Fitzwater Farm at Turkey Neck in 1973, built a vacation home there, and operated Byewater Antiques from that location. Fred retired in 1992, continued in the antique business, and went on to develop the Hickory Ridge community as his retirement passion.

Fred is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mary Campbell Warther of St. Marys, GA, and his sons Robert, Richard, and John and their families. His only brother, Melvin J. Warther passed away in 2009.

A Memorial service will be held at Christ Episcopal Church in St. Marys, Ga on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 11:00am. An additional service will be held at St. Johns Episcopal church in Deer Park Maryland for the internment of ashes. Memorial services in Maryland will be announced at a later date.

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy Chapter 4 verse 7.

Allison Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.