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Ollie Mae Smith

Ollie Mae Smith affectionately known as MA to her children and grandchildren and RED to her siblings and cousins, (age 68), of Quincy, Florida  Sawdust Community, passed away on March 7, 2019 surrounded by her family in Kingsland, GA  Camden County.Per Ollie Maes wishes and certainly in line with Free Spirit, APrivate Ash Scattering at Sea Ceremony will be held next SaturdayMarch 16, 2019 at 2PM sailing off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida from the St. Johns River into the Atlantic Ocean. RepastCelebration of Life Reception for family and friends will follow in Kingsland, Ga. OSaturday, March 16, 2019  Time/Location TBD.

Ollie Mae Smith was born in Quincy, Florida  SawdusCommunity to the late Oliver, Sr & Lexie Mae Gunn Smith on March 4, 1951. Ollie Mae was one of the daughters of sharecroppers so at an early age she worked on the familys tobacco farm while juggling her homeand school responsibilities; this, she believes gave her tremendousstrength and perseverance that carried her through lifeShe was educated in the Gadsden County School system (Carter Parramore High School) and later attended Indian River Jr. College in Ft. Pierce, Florida where she studied Business Administration and AgricultureShe worked in the Domestic and Agriculture industries for most of her life, but her most prideful work was that of Caretaker for the elderly and the ill. People in her community sought her out regularly to care for their family members and she was always eager to lend her caring hands and spirit

Ollie Mae is also known to have been a true student and teacher of GodWord and loved spreading this Word to others. She absolutely loved people and they loved her  she never met a stranger! Those close to her also knows that she had a special hobby of growing beautiful Plants and collecting family photos and Stuffed Animals. 

Ollie Mae is preceded in death by her Parents:  Oliver. Sr and Lexie Mae Gunn Smith (1979, 2013, respectively). Her loving brother, Oliver Smith, Jr (2007), Her Loving Sisters:  Inez Wilcher (2008), Marilyn Smith (2011), and Wanda Smith (2015).  

Ollie Mae is survived by her Daughters: Kimberly “Kim” Morris (Kevin) and Angela “Loffie” Walker (Corey); 4 Beloved Granddaughters:  Tekeysia Kinmin – “Kissie”; Casey Bullard – “Bullet”; Shatila Burgess – “Tekella”; and Precious Walker – “Lebby”; 2 Brothers:  John Richardson, Stanley Smith; 6 Sisters: Deloris Richardson, Geraldine Gibbs (Amos), Dollie Williams (James), Alice Hudson (Carl), and Tonya Smith; a devoted niece – Carla Harris (Al); a devoted great- niece Mikiyah Gilmore ; a devoted nephew Micah Morris; and a host of other nieces, nephews, and beloved cousins (The Gunns and The Rauls). She also leaves to mourn two special friends:  Mr. Roland Dorsey and Mr. Aaron Coverson. 

The family of Ollie Mae Smith wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Georgia Hospice Cares Team of Professionals:  Jessica Johns, RNDolores Smock, CNA; Sheila Gibbs, CNA; Tracy Quintara, Social Worker; Robert Magoola, Chaplain and all other friends who brought joy to our Ma while she was here on Earth  Thank You!

* Memorials may be sent to Coastal Camden Funeral Home 935 East King Avenue Kingsland, Ga. 31548

March 4, 1951 – March 7, 2019

Dora Faye Smith

Mrs. Dora Faye Smith, age 79 of Kingsland, Ga. passed away at her residence on Sunday, March 3rd, 2019.

          Mrs. Smith was born on July 30th, 1939 in Fitzgerald, Ga. She is the daughter of the late BL & Estelle Rutherford Rabon.

          Her family said of her, “Mrs. Smith was a kind and gentle woman, who loved helping others. She was an avid solitaire player and was always watching wheel of fortune, jeopardy, hallmark movies, or old westerns. She loved going to waffle house and riding around with her family. She will be missed greatly by all who knew and loved her.”

          Mrs. Smith is survived by her daughters, Tammie Ward and her fiancé, Clarence Burbage, Jr. of Woodbine, Ga. and Pam (Robert) Intravia of Kingsland, Ga.; her sister, Kaye Myers of Dublin, Ga.; her grandchildren, Brian Pierce, Stacey Smith, Kyle Ward, Corey Pierce, Kellie Weegan, Khris Ward, Kassidy Ward & Carson Ward; and her great-grandchildren, Cameron, Christian, Banner & Charlie.

          Along with her parents, Mrs. Smith joins her husband, Harry Morgan Smith, her sons, Donald & Kenneth Smith and her brothers, Cecil L., Virgil O., L. Wayne & Ben C. Rabon in Heaven.

          Calling hours for the Smith family will be from 2 to 2:50 pm with the funeral service to follow at 3 pm, on Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 in the chapel of Coastal Camden Funeral Home in Kingsland, Ga. Pastor Ken Smith will preside over the service. Interment and committal prayer will follow in Lawnwood Cemetery in Kingsland, Ga. Pallbearers will be Christian NeSmith, Jeff Myers, Corey Pierce and Kyle, Khris & Carson Ward.

July 30, 1939 – March 3, 2019

Kenneth “Wildchild” Emery Back

Mr. Kenneth ” Wildchild ” Emery Back, age 55 of St. Marys, Ga passed away in the early morning hours of February 28th, 2019 at UF Health Shands in Jacksonville, Fl.

Mr. Back was born on January 29th, 1964 in Caldwell, ID to Patricia Ann Back and the late Kenneth Eugene Back. 

Mr. Back was a Truck Driver for 30 plus years. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and spending time with his Kids and Grandchildren. If you know “Wild Child” you know he could sit and talk for hours.

Mr. Back is survived by his mother , Patricia Ann Back of Nampa, ID.; his fiance, Malicia Dunlap of St. Marys, GA.; the mother of his kids Margaret Back of St. Marys,GA. His kids Chris & Pam Clink of Alabama, Amanda & George Thomas of St. Marys, GA, Dustin & Michelle Back of St. Marys, GA, Robert Back and Timber Back of St. Marys, GA. RJ Garza of Indiana, Ben Garza , Tim Garza, Amanda Neilson, and Auryanna Dunlap all of St. Marys, GA.; His Brother Kevin Back of Nampa ID.; his Sisters Katherine Back of Corpus Christi TX, and Kimbalina Back-Ward of Boise ID.; His Grandchildren Glenda, Christopher, Crystalynn, Georgia, Hunter, Gabi, Brayden, Lillian, Carson, Ford, Temperance. AJ, Gavin, Lakiah, Bella, Skylar, KK, Isiah, Trinity, Warren, Raven, Logan, Aubree; And a number of Nieces, Nephews, Uncles, Aunts, Cousins, and friends.

A Celebration of Mr. Backs life will be held at 11am Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 in the Woods-Wainwright Chapel of Camden Funeral Home in Kingsland, GA.

January 29, 1964 – February 28, 2019

Paul Thomas Pokines

Mr. Paul Thomas Pokines, age 75 of Kingsland, Ga., passed away on the evening of February 17th, 2019 at the Warner Center in Fernandina Beach, Fl.

Mr. Pokines was born on March 27th, 1943 in Troy, Ny to the late Stephen and Elizabeth Pokines.

Mr. Pokines is survived by his beloved wife, Georgia Pokines of Kingsland, Ga.; his sons, Steven (Connie) Pokines of Vermont, Shaun (Ann) Pokines and Scott (Barbara) Pokines, all of Kingsland, Ga., Shane (Nicole) Pokines and Shannon (Carolyn) Pokines, all of Yulee, Fl.; his sister, Donna Marie Johnson of Ny; his grandchildren, Jessica, Steven, Jr., Brett, Tyler, Kailynn, Allison, Shaun, Jr., Samantha, Sebrina, Cody, Jordan, Hayden, Logan, and Emily; his great-grandchildren, Carson, Kennedy, Abi, Alice, Evelyn, and Lillyan.

A memorial visitation will be held for Mr. Pokines at 1 pm Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 at Coastal Camden Funeral Home in Kingsland, Ga.

Memorial Contributions may be made in Mr. Pokines’ name to the Nemours Children’s Hospital by phone, 1-888-494-5251 or online

March 27, 1943 – February 17, 2019

Fred C. Sutton, Jr.

Mr. Fred C. Sutton, Jr., age 88, passed away on the morning of Thursday, January 24th , 2019 at his home in Kingsland, Ga. after a brief illness.

Mr. Sutton was born on November 7th , 1930 in Ocilla, Ga. to the late Fred and Georgia Sutton, Sr. Mr. Sutton grew up in Ocilla, Ga. with his brothers and sisters. After he finished high school, he joined the U.S. Air Force and served our country for almost 8 years. He served during the Korean War, including a tour of duty in Korea. After being honorably discharged from the Air Force, he attended the University of Georgia. On December 23rd , 1954 he married the love of his life, LaVerne Stevens, and God allowed him to have her by his side for 53 years. God gave them 3 wonderful children, Don, Donna, and Roger. They blessed us with 7 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. The Sutton family moved to Kingsland, Ga. in March of 1955 and opened Kingsland Auto Supply. Mr. Sutton owned the auto parts store for 45 years before retiring. He was very active in the community and was a faithful member of Kingsland First Baptist Church for over 50 years. Mr. Sutton will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Mr. Sutton is survived by his children, Don (Kathy Kite) Sutton of Jacksonville, Fl., Donna (David) Couch and Roger (Laurie) Sutton, all of Kingsland, Ga.; his sisters, Carolyn Cartledge of Stone Mountain, Ga. and Martha Claire Todd of Cummins, Ga.; his brother, Jack (Vivian) Sutton of Kingsland, Ga.; his grandchildren, Tyler Couch, Cavender Sutton, Carolyn Sutton, Amanda Sutton, and John Michael Sutton, Jordan Martin and Justin Martin; his great-grandchildren, Andre Johnson, Hailey Martin, and Payton Morton; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and his wonderful companion and caregiver, Ethel Murray of Kingsland, Ga.

Besides his parents, Mr. Sutton was preceded in passing by his beloved wife, LaVerne Stevens Sutton; his brother, Kenneth W. Sutton; and his brothers-in-law, Dr. Densford Cartledge and Bill Todd.

Calling hours for the Sutton family will be from 6 pm to 8 pm Saturday, January 26th , 2019 at Coastal Camden Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 2 pm Sunday, January 27th, 2019 at the First Baptist Church of Kingsland with Pastors Brian Parker and Vernon Dillingham presiding. Interment and military honors will follow at Lawnwood Cemetery in Kingsland, Ga. Cavender Sutton, Tyler Couch, Jimmy Sutton, Lawton Sutton, Stan Prince, and Clifton Roberson will serve as Pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers will be The Hardee Boys and The Grace Class of the First Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mr. Sutton’s name may be made to Hospice of the
Golden Isles in Brunswick, Ga.

November 7, 1930 – January 24, 2019

Andrew A. Slusarenko, Sr.

Mr. Andrew A. Slusarenko, Sr, age 92, passed away on the morning of Monday, January 21st, 2019 at his home in Kingsland, Ga.

Mr. Slusarenko was born on January 7th, 1927 in Russia to the late Andrew and Tania Slusarenko.

His family said of him, “Andrew was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He donated to numerous charities during his life and loved helping others. He was a mechanic for over 35 years at International Harvester. He was an extremely organized man who loved to dance, listen to Ukraine music, watch and play soccer, and babysit his beloved grandchildren, when they were little. He will truly be loved and missed by all who knew him.”

Mr. Slusarenko is survived by his beloved wife, Romalda A. Slusarenko, of Kingsland, Ga.; his son, Andy Slusarenko of Folkston, Ga.; his daughter, Tania (Paul) Powers of New Oxford, Pa.; his sister, Valentina Slusarenko of Russia; his brother Victor Slusarenko of Russia; his grandchildren, Jennifer (Austin) Smith of Gettysburg, Pa. and Christopher Powers of New Oxford, Pa.; and numerous cousins.

A private memorial service will be held by the family at a later date.

January 7, 1927 – January 21, 2019

Addison “Addi” Faith Crews

Miss Addison ‘Addi” Faith Crews, almost 3 years old, put on her wings Friday afternoon, January 18th, 2019 surrounded by her beloved family.

Miss Addie came into this world on February 23rd, 2016 in Saint Marys, Ga. She is the daughter of Greg Michael & Erica Ashley Wilson Crews. The strongest, most courageous soul that we could ever of had the honor of loving.

As we all sit in this church to celebrate the life of sweet Addi, we know that she is no longer in pain. Knowing that she is no longer suffering makes losing her more bearable, but it does not take away the pain that we feel knowing that we will not hear her contagious laugh anymore or see her sweet smile. 

Although Addi’s life was short, the legacy she left behind & the lives she touched leaves a bigger mark than anyone else we have ever met. Addi had the honor of leading so many lost souls to Jesus, turned lives back toward the word of God, showed us what it is to have faith and showed all of us how much we could use each other to get through the hard times.

Addi is now free. Free from cancer. Free from the medicine. Free of pain. Free from all of the restrictions that were holding her back. She is in the loving arms of Jesus now, and there is no better place to be.

No more beep beeps and no more ouchies. 

Along with her parents, Miss Addi is survived by her siblings, Clayton, Braelyn & Lincoln Crews all of Woodbine, Ga.; her grandparents, Paula & Clyde Wilson of Woodbine, Ga., and Diane & Jeff Foster of Saint Marys, Ga. Her uncle Alexander Foster of St. Marys, Ga., Her aunt and uncle Mallory & Trey Dowling of Woodbine, Ga., and her cousins Braelynn, Kason, Levi, and Lyndon Dowling of Woodbine, Ga.

Calling hours for the family will be from 10 to 11:45 am with a Celebration of Addi’s Life to follow at 12 noon, Tuesday January 22nd, 2019 all in Christ Church Camden, 201 Kings Bay Road, Kingsland, Ga. with Pastor Tommy Whaley of the Darien Church of God presiding.

A committal prayer and the interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Saint Marys, Ga.

February 23, 2016 – January 18, 2019

Andrew Wilson Wallace

Mr. Andrew Wilson Wallace, age 36, received his angel wings on January 13th, 2019 in Kingsland, Ga.

Mr. Wallace was born on January 13th, 1983 in Henrico, Va. to Wilson Wallace and Carolyn Kay Matheny Justice.

His mother said, “I want to tell you about Andrew. He was a young man with an addiction, but that was not who he was. Andrew was a son, brother, grandson, nephew, and cousin. He loved his family and friends; he was loyal to a fault. He was a caring, giving, smart, and loving man. He loved sports of all kind and excelled at all of them. He had a soft spot for those he met, such as the homeless, or anyone in need. Andrew could keep a secret and would not tell on anyone if they did something wrong. We battled the last 10 years fighting his addiction, and I made a lot of mistakes along the way. I am devastated by his death, but I was blessed to have him for 36 years. He was so happy to be back working for Mr. Bill Gross and working with Jose Cordeiro. The past few weeks he was so happy and telling me the changes he was making to be clean and sober. Andrew was a caring soul with a heart of gold. Andrew was NOT his addiction; he was a man with an addiction. I can honestly say if he was a part of your life, it was forever. I love you son and I will miss you every minute of every day.”

His sister said, “My brother was many things. He loved, wholeheartedly, everyone that came into his life. Growing up, I envied him so much. He just had a way with people and he made sure that everyone knew he had their back. One thing I know for a fact is that my brother loved and cherished me, so I hope you all know that if you were ever a part of his life, he loved and cared for you too. Andrew left this world entirely too soon. Of all days, he left this world on his 36th birthday.”

Andrew will be missed greatly by all who knew and loved him.

Besides his parents, Mr. Wallace is also survived by his sisters, Erin (Richard) Wallace Rebmamn of Henrico, Va.; Lisa Justice, Bobbie Lee Justice, both of Jacksonville, Fl., and Heather (Dan) Capel of Chesterfield, Va.; his brother, Zachary Justice of Washington, DC; his uncles, Dean (Gale) Matheny and Brian (Debbie) Matheny, all of Richmond, Va. and Bub (Ruth) Matheny of Hadensville, Va.; his aunts, Pam (Joe) Inge of Henrico, Va. and Linda (Ken) Sexton of Powahatan, Va.; his grandmother, Patsy Matheny of Richmond, Va.; and several cousins.

He was preceded in passing by his wife, Ashley Bragg Wallace.

A memorial service for Mr. Wallace will be held at 11 am Saturday, January 19th, 2019 at Kingsland First Baptist Church with Pastor Brian Parker presiding.

January 13, 1983 – January 13, 2019