Nancy Tuk – December 12, 2017

Nancy Lee Tuk, 75, of Waverly, GA, passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, FL.
Born September 15, 1942 in Erie, PA, she was the daughter of the late Emerson L. and Pearl L. Wantz.  She was also preceded in death by her two siblings, Carol and Robert.
Nancy graduated from Academy High School in Erie PA in 1960 and attended Edinboro State College in Edinboro, PA where she also became heavily involved with her sorority, Beta Sigma Phi. She graduated in 1964 with a Master’s Equivalent in Education, and began teaching at Klein Elementary School in Harborcreek, PA, where she was an educator for 35 years. She married Vincent Edward Tuk May 1st, 1965 at Saint Stephens Church in Erie, PA. She retired from education in 2003.
Throughout her life, Nancy was involved in many activities. She attended Luther Memorial Church in Erie, PA until she moved to Waverly, GA, where she attended King of Peace Episcopal Church in Kingsland, GA. She enjoyed spending time with her husband Vincent, children, grand children and great grandchildren. She also loved to travel and read books, art, and amassed an amazingly massive collection of stuffed teddy bears. She was very involved with her sorority over the years and donated to various charities as well.
Survivors include her husband, Vincent Tuk of Waverly, GA; three children, Barbara Ann Scott (Robert) of Woodbine, GA, Karen Tuszynski (Kenneth) of Corry, PA; and Jennifer Correll (Nathan) of Waverly, GA; sister, Cathy Jean Preston of Erie, PA; grandchildren, Kyle Scott, Jessica and Ryan Garza, Jeffrey Scott, Kimi Tuszynski, Nick Tuszynski, Kallie Tuszynski, Hannah Tuszynski, Courtney Correll, Caitlyn Correll, Zachary Correll, and Vincent Correll; great grandchildren, Ella Vega-Tuszynski, Lincoln Kyle Bowen, and Evelyn Grace Garza; dear friend, Charlene Chimera, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at King of Peace Episcopal Church in Kingsland, GA on the 19th of December, 2017 at 4:00 p.m., with a viewing being held at Allison Memorial Funeral Chapel from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm the same day.  A private family burial will be held Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of choice in Nancy’s name.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys, GA, is in charge of arrangements.

Gloria Smith Gardner – December 5, 2017

Gloria Smith Gardner, 72, of Kingsland passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Folkston Park Care Center.

Born January 10, 1945 in Jacksonville, FL, she was the daughter of the late Jesse A. and Fannie Mae Smith.

Gloria was a life long resident of Camden County, and retired para professional from Kingsland Elementary School.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Gardner of Columbus; daughter, Kimberly Brinson (Evan Fox), and son, Steve Brinson (Karen) all of Kingsland; grandson, Cole Brinson.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys at 2:00 pm with Pastor Lenwood “Woody” Roberts officiating.  Burial to follow at Brazell Cemetery.

The family requests memorial contributions in memory of Gloria S. Gardner be made to America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, 134 Indigo Dr., Brunswick, GA 31525.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas M. Granahan – December 3, 2017

Thomas M. Granahan, 66, of St. Marys passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick.
Born January 9, 1951 in Norwalk, CT, he was the son of the late Patrick and Margaret Granahan.
Thomas graduated from Brian McMann High School in Norwalk, CT, and Norwalk Community College with a degree in General Business.  He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, and served six years as a Sergeant in the USAF Reserve doing his active training at Westover Air Force Base in Westover, MA.  He worked for Terminex International in Norwalk, CT until his move to Broward County, FL in 1976, and graduated from Atlantic Vocational Technical School Nursing Program.  During his nursing career he did extensive work in the Prison Health System from FL to CT to GA. Prior to retiring he worked for Southeast Georgia Health System at both McIntosh Family Care Center and later in the Department of Health Promotion, and Wellness.  He was an active member of the Numismatic Society as well as the NRA.
A memorial mass will be held Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church at 11:00 am with Fr. Chris Ortega presiding.  The family will receive friends at the church hall immediately following the services.
Survivors include his loving wife of 30 years, Cecelia Granahan of St. Marys; his four legged daughter Annie; brother, Patrick Granahan of NC; sister, Margaret Bosich of MO; nephew, Matthew Granahan of SC; niece, Lauren Granahan of NY; two sisters in law,Evelyn Baroni and Sally Aspero.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to an animal shelter of your choice or the Nunnally House, 3215 Kemble Ave., Brunswick, GA 31520.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

Lorna Sheeran Gant – December 4, 2017

Lorna Sheeran Gant passed to join her Lord and God on 4 December 2017 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Lorna was born on 29 July 1942 in Pawtucket Rhode Island the daughter of Charles and Anne Sheeran who preceded Lorna in death as well as her brother Rick Sheeran.

Lorna is survived by her loving husband Jim Gant and two wonderful sons Christopher James Gant and Bryan Charles Gant and two grandchildren Dominique and Sebastian Gant.

Lorna and her family arrived in St Marys in 1982 after many exciting years as a Navy wife which included travel throughout the world. Although not expecting to remain, she and her husband fell in love with St Marys and made St Marys their permanent home.

Lorna became a real estate agent eventually achieving Gold Life Member in the Distinguished Performance Club. Lorna also served as past president of the Camden/Charlton Board of Realtors and became very well known as a friendly, knowledgeable, helpful real estate professional.

Lorna is a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church where she served on several occasions in a leadership role as an elder in the church.

Many that knew Lorna will remember her smart, witty sense of humor, her caring personality and her talent for baking yummy delights.

Funeral services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church at 10:00 A.M. on 9 December 2017, followed by a private gravesite ceremony for the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions would be appreciated to the Alzheimer’s association in Lorna’s name.

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

 

 

Jason “Pocket” Pierce – December 3, 2017

Jason Farris Pierce, known to most as “Pockets or Pete” 86, of St. Marys, passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Southeast Georgia Health System in Camden County. 
 
Born April 16, 1931 in Baxley, Georgia, he was the son of the late Idus and Bertha Pierce.  He was also preceded in death by his son, Gary Lee Pierce, and his grandson, Mitchell Garrett Pierce.
Pete had been a resident of Camden County for the past 70 years and was retired from Gilman Paper Company with 43 years of service.  He was a well known entrepreneur, and loved to work.  He was a member of the Moose Lodge, and member of the First Baptist Church of St. Marys. Pockets was often spotted driving through downtown Kingsland and St. Mary’s in his red Cadillac or parked at Steffens enjoying his daily milkshake. 
Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the First Baptist Church in St. Marys with Pastor Steve Kegley officiating.  Burial to follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.
The family will receive friends at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys on Wednesday evening from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Pallbearers: Tom Middleton, Royce Pierce, Blake Pierce, David Pierce, Rob Barker, Gavin Bruss, Jack Parr, Garrett Bruss, Tucker Hickox, James Davis. 
 
Honorary: Edsel Pierce, Robert Pierce and Keith Pierce as well as Workers of #1, #2, and #3 paper machines from Gilman Paper Company.
Survivors include his children, Rodney Pierce (Marshia) of Vidalia. Joannie Middleton (Tommy) of White Oak, Pam Bruss (Bob) of Apex, NC, Cindy Parr (Jack) of St. Marys, and Sherri Hickox (Dennis) of Kingsland; sister, Ruthelle Werts of Jacksonville, FL; 16 grandchildren, Royce Pierce, Blake Pierce, Jessica Hassell, David Pierce, Tom Middleton, CaraLisa Middleton, Gavin Bruss, Garrett Bruss, Stacey Porch, Jack Parr, Rob Barker, Lauren Barker, Tucker Hickox, Brooke Hickox, Jason Pierce and Heather Pierce; 18 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.