Celia Annette Bruce

Celia A. BruceMs. Celia Annette Bruce, age 59 quietly slipped into the Lord’s arms in the early morning hours of Thursday, February 4th, 2016 at the Warner Center Community Hospice in Fernandina Beach, Fl.

Ms. Bruce stepped into time in Brunswick, Ga. on December 4th, 1956. She is the only daughter of the late Theodore Wayne & Jessie Keys Bruce. Ms. Bruce attended White Oak Elementary and later graduated from Camden County High School in 1976, where her class voted her ‘Most Bashful’. During her working life, Ms. Bruce worked with the Georgia Forestry Service as a Tower Watchman for 15 years. Starting in late 1992, Ms. Bruce worked for the Camden County Board of Education as a school bus driver and served for 23 years. She was very protective of the special needs children under her care on her bus. She was a faithful member of the Agape Christian Fellowship Church in St. Marys, Ga., where she loved to attend with her family and friends. Her family and friends spoke of the beautiful smile she would greet you with, her loving and caring ways, her soft spokeness, her being a devoted daughter and sister, and her love of children. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Ms. Bruce leaves behind to cherish her memory her brother, Erwin Bruce; her devoted cousins, Debra Miller King and Lindy Miller Carter; her adopted children, Christopher Eddinger & Jennifer Tucker; her lifelong friends, Brenda Eddinger & Donna Faye Calhoun; and her dedicated friends, Barbara Davis, Rhonda Raines and many other of the bus drivers from over the years.

Besides her parents, Ms. Bruce joins her, brothers, Tommy Jean & Marcus Wayne Bruce, and her nephew, Tyler Bruce in Heaven.

A visitation will be held from 4 to 6 PM on Sunday, February 7th, 2015 at Coastal Camden Funeral Home in Kingsland, Ga. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Monday, February 8th, 2015 at Agape Christian Fellowship Church at 10600 Colerain Rd, St Marys, GA. with Pastor Jonny Rodgers presiding. Interment and committal prayers will follow the service at Homeward Cemetery in Waverly, Ga.

December 4, 1956 – February 4, 2016


Mary Louise McGill

Mary Louise McGillMrs. Mary Louise McGill, age 73 of Virginia Avenue in Woodbine, Ga. passed away on February 2nd, 2016 at the Morris Center for Caring Community Hospiceof Northeast Fl in Jacksonville, Fl.
Mrs. McGill was born in Jacksonville, Fl. on November 11th, 1942. She is the daughter of the late John Morgan & Beatrice Annabelle Innes Beasley.
She spent most of her life caring for children in her home daycare and as a paraprofessional at Kingsland Elementary School. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother who lived life to the most. It was never dull with her around as she brought lots of fun and joy everywhere she went. One thing she loved most was playing board and card games with everyone in the family. She always had a witty response in every situation that arose. She was a bright, spunky, spark in our lives that will be greatly missed.
Mrs. McGill is survived by her beloved husband, Howard McGill; her daughters, Terri Cortez of Jacksonville, Fl., and Melissa (Michael) Deen of St. Marys, Ga.; her son Tim (Wendy) McGill of Kingsland, Ga.; her sister, Johnnie (Lamar) Hatcher of Jacksonville, Fl.; her brother, Joe (Karen) Beasley of Jacksonville, Fl.,; her grandchildren, Megan McGill of Kingsland, Ga., Corey (Mariah) McGill of Holloman AFB, NM, Anthony & Julia Russo of Jacksonville, Fl., and Brandon & Chandler Deen of St. Marys, Ga.; her great grandchild, Aubrey Critchley of Kingsland, Ga.; her sister in law, Jan Beasley of Jacksonville, Fl. and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. McGill joins her brother, Melvin Beasley in Heaven.
A visitation will be held from 12 noon to 1 pm, Friday February 5th, 2016 at the First Baptist Church of Woodbine with the funeral service to follow at 1pm. Pastor Larry Boyette will preside over the service.
The family requests any donations in Mrs. McGill’s honor be made to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, Fl. 32257.

November 11, 1942 – February 2, 2016

Gregory Lynn Burkhalter

Gregory Lynn BurkhalterMr. Gregory Lynn Burkhalter, age 49 passed away unexpectedly at his residence Friday, January 29th, 2016.
Mr. Burkhalter was born in Jesup, Georgia on April 25th, 1966. He is the son of Molly Louise McGauley Lee and the late Bobby Maurice Burkhalter. He attended Bowie County High School in New Boston, Texas and followed his daddy’s footsteps working and managing service stations across the southern states. As the youngest boy of 5 children, Greg was born with the distinct genes of his father; he had shiny, red hair which quickly earned him the everlasting nickname, Rooster. While most of his family quickly adapted, his sister, Sissy, made up her own nickname, and called him Fred after the cartoon character, Fred Flintstone. Whether it was Rooster or Fred, all agreed that Greg was a very humble, sweet child, kind spirited, who loved everyone unconditionally and was there for everyone in the family. At a very young age, Greg loved to throw rocks which developed into a deep passion for baseball. He was the easy choice as Lone Star Elementary’s Little League Baseball team, and held the position of star pitcher. He led his team to 3 consecutive state championships and earned 3 large, impressive trophies for his all-star performances. His brother Dale, recollected his most memorable childhood moment with Greg: true story-years ago, the family lived in small trailer in Georgia. While Greg was in school one day, their mother and brothers were out running errands, and scurried home with 2 whole, baked chickens to be served for supper. After dropping the chickens at home, they again traveled back to town. When Greg got home from school, his mom and brothers had not yet returned, and he was hungry. He helped himself to, not 1, but BOTH of the chickens his mom had bought for supper! Along with his all-star pitcher title, he also proved to have an all-star appetite!
As an adult, Greg will always be remembered for his bona fide love for trains and motorcycles. His daddy worked for Central Georgia Railroad for many years, thus Greg carried on his memory through one of his most enjoyable hobbies, collecting trains. In addition to his massive train collection, he enjoyed the art of drawing trains. He mastered the art of drawing a perfect train that looked like it was coming off the page headed down the track! His favorite quote was “It’s not my job to run the train, the whistle it may blow; it’s not my job to see how far this train’s allowed to go. It’s not my job to blow off steam or even ring the bell, but if the train jumps the track, see who catches the hell”. Greg had motorcycle fever too, he loved to spend the weekends buddying up with his brother, Mike, and going for a weekend ride when the weather was nice. In fact, he enjoyed a beautiful day whipping in the wind on his motorcycle the weekend prior to entering eternal peace. He will always be remembered for his sensitivity, genuine love, and compassion for his family. He was a committed, wonderful father to his children, a caring and compassionate brother, a dedicated, faithful son, and one of the most lovable people of all. We will always remember his big bear hugs-the most sincere embraces, his laugh that would light up the whole world, and his random, texts, messages, or calls out of the blue just to check in and make sure things were alright. May he rest in eternal, heavenly peace, smiling down and “checking in” on us as one of God’s Angels in the sky.
Mr. Burkhalter is survived by his children, Bobby Burkhalter, Staci Burkhalter, and Stephanie Rhodes, all of Alabama; his brothers, Dale & (Lisa) Simmons and Michael Burkhalter, all of Kingsland, Ga., his sister, Tanya ‘Sissy’ & (Brian)Buchner of Lake City, Fl.; grandchildren, Elijah Hunter Lee Rhodes, Logan Edward James Rhodes, Hayden Conner Rhodes all of Alabama; several nieces and nephews, including Elizabeth & (Quinton)Nelson, Brittany Dillard, Sean Triano , Katrina & (Al) Black, Nichole Burkhalter, Sondra Burkhalter, Kristi Burkhalter, Paul Conover, Amber & (Jeff) Shirk, Samuel & (April) Buchner, Khrystal Buchner, and Brian Jr. & (Mariah) Buchner and many other extended family members.
A celebration of Mr. Burkhalter’s life will be held at 1 PM Saturday, February 6th, 2016 in the Woods-Wainwright Chapel in Coastal Camden Funeral Home with Pastor Nell Bennett presiding.

April 25, 1966 – January 29, 2016

Raymond Harold Waterhouse

Mr. Raymond H. Waterhouse, age 89, died on Thursday, January 28, 2016 after a brief illness at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick, Georgia.
Mr. Waterhouse was born November 20, 1926 in North Lisbon, New Hampshire to the late James and Delia Waterhouse. He lived in Conway and Albany New Hampshire for many years before moving to Georgia in 1987. Mr. Waterhouse worked as a service manager and a heavy equipment operator for different companies over the years. He was a Salesman in Albany, New Hampshire for five years. When he retired he enjoyed his garden, yard work, reading, and attending Bluegrass festivals. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman.
Mr. Waterhouse is survived by his beloved wife of over forty years, Joan Roberts of Woodbine, GA.; his sons, Raymond A. Waterhouse and Daniel Billy both of Conway, NH; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Mr. Waterhouse was preceded in passing by his brothers, Everett Waterhouse, James Waterhouse, and George Waterhouse; four sisters, Agnes Kimball, Helen Quill, Clara Keith, and Barbara Lawyer, and one son, Jason K. Waterhouse.
At his request there will be no service. Memorial Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter, 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 550 Atlanta, GA 30346.


November 20, 1926 – January 28, 2016

Roy C. Nelson

Nelson 017Mr. Roy C. Nelson, age 94 of Landing Drive in Kingsland, GA. passed away on Thursday, January 28th, 2016 at UF Health in Jacksonville, FL.

Mr. Nelson was born on September 25th, 1921 in Mobile, AL. He is the son of Roy & Annie Mae Bishop Nelson. His family said of him, “Roy was a storytelling, fish wrangling, game hunting avid outdoorsman. He has handed down the fine art of fish frying to multiple generations, and has fed many families the best greens and tomatoes South Georgia has to offer grown in his very own garden. He could fix anything, or at least “rig it up.” Roy is a war hero and our hero, and he will be in our hearts forever.”

Mr. Nelson is survived by his beloved wife, Rosa Lee; his children, Bernard (Chris ) Nelson of Vidalia, GA., Joseph (Nancy) Nelson of Lyons, GA., Danny (Connie) Nelson of Boone, NC, Dale (Charles) Joiner of Snellville, GA., Kirk (Ronna) Nelson of Lake Oconee, GA., Cliff (Kathy) Johnson of Galveston Island, TX., Wayne Johnson of Kingsland, GA., Janice Campbell of Kingsland, GA., Dan (Michelle) Johnson of Mooresville, NC, & Donald (Lynn) Johnson of Kennebunkport, ME.; and his numerous loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren & great- great grandchildren. Besides his parents, Mr. Nelson joins his son, Tommy Nelson in Heaven.

Receiving of friends will be held from 1 to 2 PM on Monday February 1st, 2016 at Southeast Community Church, 790 May Creek St, Kingsland, GA. Memorial services will begin there afterwards at 2 PM with Pastor Danny Nelson presiding.

Any friends wishing to make memorial contributions in Mr. Nelson’s honor can be made to the Hebron Community Ministry at their web page http://www.hebroncolony.org/ and see the donation tab at the bottom.

September 25, 1921 – January 28, 2016

Ronald Emeil Bobinger

Bobinger1Mr. Ronald Emeil Bobinger, age 58 of Kingsland, Ga. passed away in the early morning hours of Monday, January 11th, 2016 at Baptist Health in Jacksonville, Florida.

Mr. Bobinger was born in Fernandina Beach, Fl. on July 7rth, 1957. He is the son of the late Florian Emeil & Mary Hildridge Readdick Bobinger. A native of Camden County Georgia, Mr. Bobinger was an avid horseman, who lived a full life surrounded by family and friends.

Mr. Bobinger is survived by his wife, Linda S. Bobinger; his daughters, Randi Leigh Bobinger of Atlanta, Ga. and Halie Bobinger of Neptune Beach, Fl.; his son & his wife, Clay and Megan Bobinger of Jacksonville, Fl.; his sister, Helen Louise Singleton of Lutz, Fl.; his grandchildren, Maggie Claire Middleton & William Bear Power.

Family will receive friends from 11 to 12:15 pm Thursday, January 14th, 2016 at Kingsland First Baptist Church in Kingsland, Ga. Funeral services for Mr. Bobinger will begin there at 12:30 pm with Pastor Brian Parker presiding. Pallbearers will be Danny Brazell, David Brazell, Tony Crews, Reggie Johnson, Rocky Readdick, Ed Smith and Brian Whitten . Interment and committal prayer will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Marys, Ga.

For those wishing, the family request any memorial donations made in his honor go to The Lupus Foundation via www.lupus.org

July 7, 1957 – January 11, 2016


Sharanita Marie Jennings

Jennings 001At the tender age of 22, Sharanita Marie Jennings, also known as “Woo”, passed away unexpectedly the night of January 8th, 2016 at Shands hospital in Jacksonville Florida.

Sharanita was born on August 18th, 1993 in Milwaukee WI. She was the loving daughter of parents Samuel Lee and Betty Sue Smart. She attended grade school and middle school in Milwaukee, but later relocated to St. Mary’s GA with her family, where she graduated from Camden County High School. Sharanita then attended Sanford and Brown College, where she finished the Medical Assistance Program. She was a dedicated employee at Walmart in Jacksonville FL. Everyone knew her for her contagious smile, humble attitude, outgoing personality and kind heart. She loved receiving and giving hugs, partaking in jokes and plenty laughter, and being the all-around “life of the party.” She loved music and loved to dance. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her, especially her loving family.

Besides her parents, Ms. Jennings is survived by her sisters, Candice Jennings of Jacksonville FL, Destiny Smart of Jacksonville FL, Samyria Smart of Milwaukee, WI and Miranda Williams of NC and her brother, Samuel Lee Smart of Milwaukee WI; her grandparents, Anita “Cookie” Mosley and Edward Mosley of Le High Acres, FL; Sammy and Gloria Smart of Chicago, and Doris Pettis of Milwaukee, WI; Her two special aunts, Samantha Amaro Smart of St. Mary’s GA and Katie Williams of Milwaukee WI; one niece, Reina L. Smart and a host of other relatives.

A Celebration of Ms. Jennings’ Life will be held at 6 PM Friday, January 15th, 2016 in the Woods-Wainwright Chapel of Coastal Camden Funeral Home in Kingsland, GA.

Repast is being held at the Camden County Recreation Center in Kingsland GA following the celebration from 7p.m.-9p.m.

August 18, 1993 – January 8, 2016