Mikell R. Peeples, 70, of Kingsland, passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at Baptist Health in Jacksonville, Florida.
Born December 21, 1943 in Jacksonville, FL, he was the son of the late James B. and Lillian Wainright Peeples. Mikell as a young boy worked side by side with his father on Cumberland Island. They worked for Lucy Ferguson, taking care of her livestock and her farm as well as work back on the mainland tending to their own farm. In later years, Mikell worked for Gilman Paper Company, after that he took on a permanent occupation as a commercial fisherman. He enjoyed the freedom that the river gave to him here on earth. He dearly loved his family and friends. He loved taking care of the wild deer and turkeys that he promised his father he would always do. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kingsland, and will be deeply missed and loved. God bless everyone for your sympathy and prayers.
Mikell is survived by his wife, Colenda Peeples, son, Matthew Peeples, Daughter, Kimberly Peeples Jowers, and step-daughter, Stephanie Warren, ex-wife, Brenda Joyce Peeples, four grandchildren, Candance Peeples, Darwin Peeples, Madison Jowers, and Mary Beth Jowers.
Graveside services were held Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 11 am at Peeples-Brazell Cemetery in Kingsland, with Pastor Rick Brodie officiating. The family received friends Friday evening at Allison Memorial Chapel from 6 pm to 8 pm. Pallbearers: Russell O’Quinn, Bobby Hazouri, Trip Hill, B.B. Mock, Ronnie Peeples, and Lee Struvle.
Allison Memorial Chapel & Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.