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John Albert Edwards

Mr. John Albert Edwards, age 83, passed away at his home on Saturday, August 17th, 2019 after a long ongoing illness.

He was the beloved husband of Martha Ann Edwards. They shared 57 wonderful years of marriage together.

John was born September 23rd, 1935 in Metter, Ga. to the late Dorsey Watson and Louida Olliff Edwards. The family eventually settled in Statesboro, Ga. While a senior in high school, Mr. Edwards joined the Air National Guard and in 1954, he and his family moved to Kingsland, Ga. He began working at McDonald’s Ship Building Company in St. Marys until it closed in late 1954. It was then that he started to work at Gilman Paper Kraft Bag, multiwall division, until his retirement in 1987, after 32 dedicated years.
Mr. Edwards is survived by his beloved wife, Martha Ann; his daughters, Candy Barber and Connie Conrad; his step-son, Darryl Jones; his grandchildren, Rene Thornton, Taylor (Jesse) Farina, Lauren Jones, and Morgan Rathbun; his great-grandchildren, Tanner Jeffers, Liam Thornton, Noah Harden, and Willow Dubberly; his great great-granddaughter, Rhys Reed; and his siblings, Carl (Sue) Edwards, Barbara Flake, Joann (Jack) Bowen, Kay Hall, Sherry (Reid) Morgan; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and his aunt, Ethyl Etheridge.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Edwards joins his son Randall Dean Edwards and many cherished relatives in Heaven.

Calling hours for Mr. Edwards’ family will be from 1 pm to 3 pm Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 at Coastal Camden Funeral Home. Services will follow immediately at 3 pm in the Woods-Wainwright Chapel of the funeral home. Interment will be held at Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Marys, Ga. Joel Flake, Dean Flake, Greg Pinette, Bryan Edwards, Sean Edwards, and Jesse Farina will serve as pallbearers and Steve Houston will serve as an honorary pallbearer.

September 23, 1935 – August 17, 2019

Wilbur Frazier Readdick

Mr. Wilbur Frazier Readdick, age 98 of St. Marys, Ga., passed away on Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 at Southeast Georgia Health System surrounded by his family.

Mr. Readdick was born on October 21st, 1920 in Woodbine, Ga. to the late Frazier and Rosalie Readdick. He married his “Susie Q” on July 23, 1949 and the couple recently celebrated 70 years of marriage, love, and “good sugar.” 

Mr. Readdick will always be remembered as the true patriarch of his family because he lived by example.    

Mr. Readdick is survived by his beloved wife, Joyce Readdick of St. Marys, Ga.; his sister, Kathleen Readdick Hall of St. Johns, Fl.; his daughter, Teresa (John) McDill of Kingsland, Ga.; his son, Rocky (Linda) Readdick of Kingsland, Ga.; his daughter-in-law, Teresa Readdick of Kingsland, Ga.; his grandchildren, Brandy (Lane) McConnell, Jonathan (Erin) McDill, Trevor (Nicole) Readdick, Gregory (Kathryn) Jackson, and Phelan Readdick; and his great grandchildren, Carrigan McConnell, Readdick “Reed” McDill, and Frazier Readdick. 

Besides his parents, Mr. Readdick also joins his sons, W. Gary Readdick and Glenn F. Readdick and many cherished siblings, relatives and friends in Heaven.  

Calling hours for the Readdick family will be from 10 am to 11:30 am Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 at Kingsland First Baptist Church, 295 E. Chester Street in Kingsland, Ga.  Funeral Services for Mr. Readdick will follow immediately starting at 11:30 am with Pastor Brian Parker presiding. Interment will be held at 2:30 pm Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 at Brazell-Peeples Cemetery in Kingsland, Ga. with military honors. Rocky Readdick, Trevor Readdick, John McDill, Jonathan McDill, Gregory Jackson, Phelan Readdick, John Miller, and Chris Wainwright will serve as Pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Mr. Readdick’s name to the charity of your choice or to someone in need, as he would always do.

October 21, 1920 – July 31, 2019

Terry Wayne Strickland, Sr.

Mr. Terry Wayne Strickland, Sr., age 62 of Waverly, Ga., passed away on the afternoon of Sunday, July 28th, 2019.

Mr. Strickland was born on September 3rd, 1956 to the late William “Bill” and Agnes Strickland.

Private services will be held by the family at a later date.

September 3, 1956 – July 28, 2019

Ronnie Gordon Barber

Mr. Ronnie Gordon Barber, age 77, passed away in the early morning hours of Thursday, July 25th, 2019 at his home in St. Marys, Ga.

Mr. Barber was born on March 16th, 1942 to the late Jesse and Ellen Barber.

Ronnie was born and raised in Alma, Georgia, all of his children were well aware of this because at some point throughout their lives they all got a tour of Alma and Bacon County. He was proud of where he came from. He liked to say that he was famous in Alma, he told us that the welcome sign said Welcome to Alma, Home of Ronnie Barber. He had the best sense of humor which remained even during his last days. There has been an ongoing debate since childhood about which daughter is the favorite, you see he privately told each of us that we were his favorite.   He loved Jesus, his family, and the Georgia Bulldogs, not necessarily always in that order.  He would spend hours working outside, feeding his fish and watching his beloved birds. His children were never allowed pets growing up, but he had a squirrel that he raised and trained and once he even had a quail that he raised from an egg that would follow him for walks around the neighborhood. He hasn’t been able to get out much over the last year but outside of the family room window he had half a dozen hummingbird feeders and bird feeders so he could watch them. One particular blue bird would fly right up to the window and just look in or cling on the screen, we think maybe he missed him being outside and just wanted to say hello to his friend. If at any time over the last 20 years you happened to visit his home he would ask you if you’d seen his pond and proudly take you outside to show his pond and his fish, although at one point he had some coy in the pond he was so proud of his bass and catfish. Each grandchild was able to spend time with him feeding the fish and just hanging out with him.

Ronnie loved his wife Carolyn more than words can describe. In his later years it wasn’t unusual to walk into the bathroom and find a post it note from him to her just an I love you or simple words of affection.

He didn’t like for her to go too far from his side, he would call her name, Carolyn, where are you?  He affectionately called her “my sweetheart “. During his final days surrounded by his family he held her hand and said a prayer, he thanked God for giving him the wisdom to choose her even when he was young and didn’t have the wisdom of his own. He told her how much he loved her and held her hand in his and just looked at her.  It was a beautiful love that we all should aspire to.

He took joy in the small things and always looked at the bright side. He loved his family and friends fiercely. A lot of times when people leave this earth people say, he was a great man, and people read it and think ok? But Ronnie, Ronnie Barber was truly a good man who would do anything for anyone. We have heard so many stories recently about him, about how he shared his love of Jesus with everyone. He was an amazing husband, daddy and friend. He will be missed so very much.

Ronnie never met a stranger; he never missed an opportunity to share his love of Jesus and the Georgia Bulldogs with anyone who would listen.  He wore a ring that said Jesus and he would proudly show it to anyone who was willing to listen. There isn’t a server in town that hasn’t seen that ring and heard his story. And if he were here today, he would say have you met my friend Jesus.

Mr. Barber is survived by his beloved wife, Carolyn Barber of St. Marys, Ga.; his daughters, Becky (Raymond) Bacon of Warner Robins, Ga., Amy (Todd) Sullivan of Murfreesboro, Tn., Patty (David) Mills, and “the favorite” Jenny (Anthony) Alicea, all of St. Marys, Ga.; his brothers, Gene (Vicki) Barber of Kingsland, Ga. and Tony (Jacqueline) Barber of Greenville, Sc.; his grandchildren, Mark (Alicia) Corrigan, Chelsea (Chris) Bledsoe, Blake Corrigan, Chandler Bacon, Michael Sullivan, Leah (Jesse) Reynolds, Kai Campbell, Taylor (Brandon) Hilbert, Ava Alicea, Justice Alicea, Jewels Alicea, Nolan Alicea, Anthony Alicea, Jr., Bella Alicea, and Julius Alicea.

Besides his parents, Mr. Barber also joins his sister, Shirley Clark and his grandson, Kaden Campbell in Heaven.

A visitation for Mr. Barber will be from 5 pm to 7 pm Sunday, July 28th, 2019 at the Harbor Worship Center in Kingsland. Funeral Services will be at 1 pm Monday, July 29th, 2019 at Harbor Worship Center with Pastor Mike Sanes presiding. A private interment will be held in Oak Grove Cemetery.

March 16, 1942 – July 25, 2019

Glen Thomas Foxworthy

Mr. Glen Thomas Foxworthy, age 49 of Kingsland, Ga. passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 21st, 2019 at South East Georgia Health System in Brunswick, Ga.

Mr. Foxworthy was born in Port Orchard, Washington on May 8th, 1970. He is the son of Mr. Gary E. Foxworthy and the late Mrs. Linda Diane Beck Foxworthy. His son, Austin shared that his father was a good and faithful follower of Jesus Christ., he served honorably in both the US Coast Guard and the United States Marine Corps. During his service with the Marines, he became a combat veteran during Desert Storm, the liberation of Kuwait and was later a part of the Unified Task Force peacekeeping mission in Somalia. He was a man not afraid of the demands of hard work and was employed as a pipe fitter by the North Florida Shipyards in Jacksonville, Florida. He was loved by many people and will be missed by family and friends alike.

Mr. Foxworthy is survived by his son, Austin H. Foxworthy of Kingsland, Ga. and his father, Gary E. Foxworthy of Athens, Alabama.

A celebration of Mr. Foxworthy’s life will be held at 5 pm, Monday July 29th, 2019 at Crooked River Baptist Church in St. Marys, Ga. with Pastor Don Belcher officiating.

May 8, 1970 – July 21, 2019

Dale Andrew Aycock

Mr. Dale Andrew Aycock born February 5th, 1957 has passed away at his Saint Marys home Friday July 12th, 2019, surrounded by friends and loved ones.
Mr. Aycock was born in New Kensington, Pa to the late Jesse and Elizabeth Aycock. He went to Springdale High School.
Mr. Aycock was a Coal miner in Pennsylvania in the 70′ and a Member of United Mine Worker of America. He also worked at Saddle Creek Corporation in Atlanta.
Here in Saint Marys, Dale was one of the founders and COO of Rascal Rascal . Dale spent much of his own time and money rescuing, spaying, neutering, and joining in events to rehome the homeless animals of our area. Dale also enjoyed NASCAR and Steelers Football
Dale is survived by his partner in life Deborah Carmel of St. Marys, Ga.; his son Brian Aycock and daughter Lisa Aycock from Marietta Georgia as well as his sister Karen Aycock Wessel of Springdale, Pa.
Dale also enjoyed his time with his extended family Dustin, Rachel, and Bastian Raimondo as well as Chris,Carrie, Brody and Izzy Raimondo.

A Celebration of Mr. Aycock’s Life will be at Wee Pub in Saint Marys on Monday, July 22nd from 4:30 to 7 pm.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Coastal Camden Funeral Home 935 East King Avenue, Kingsland Georgia 31548. 912 729 5236

February 5, 1957 – July 12, 2019

Ellen Ruth Raney

Ms. Ellen Ruth Raney, age 83, passed away on the afternoon of Thursday, July 11th, 2019 at her home in St. Marys, Ga.

Ms. Raney was born on January 10th, 1936 in Checotah, Ok. To the late Charles Nix and Lillian Adams.

Ms. Raney is survived by her daughter, Rachel Knight and son in law, Ken Knight of St. Marys, Ga.; and her sister, Janice Lacke of Tuscon, Az.

Besides her parents, Ms. Raney was preceded in passing by her beloved husband, Darrel Raney and her daughter, Lauren Liatto.  

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

January 10, 1936 – July 11, 2019

William “Bill” Strickland

Mr. William “Bill” Lucius Strickland, age 87, passed away on the evening of Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 at his home in Waverly, Ga.

Mr. Strickland was born on August 31st, 1931 in Homerville, Ga. to the late James and Beulah Strickland.

Mr. Strickland is survived by his children, Terry Strickland of Waverly, Ga., Jan Strickland of Waycross, Ga., and Tonya (Mike) Strickland, of White Oak, Ga.; his grandchildren, Terry Strickland, Jr., Nicole Gentry, Jennifer Dixon, Travis Strickland, and David L. Naves; and his great grandchildren, Natalie Strickland, Tristin Dixon, Mary Ann Strickland, Annie Strickland, and Holly Strickland; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Besides his parents, Mr. Strickland also joins his beloved wife, Agnes Harvey Strickland, his sister, Vidia Carlson, brothers, Clyde Strickland, Hershal Strickland, and Roy Strickland, and his grandson, Robert Naves in Heaven.

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

August 31, 1931 – July 10, 2019

Jeffrey Malatino

Mr. Jeffrey V. Malatino, age 60, passed away on the afternoon of Friday, July 5th, 2019 at his home in Waverly, Ga.

Mr. Malatino was born on December 8th, 1958 in Gloversville, Ny. to James And Jane Malatino.

Mr. Malatino is survived by his children, Josh Malatino, Kyle Malatino, and Melissa Malatino.

Services for Mr. Malatino will be held on Thursday, July 18th, 2019 in Gloversville, Ny.

December 8, 1958 – July 5, 2019

Brenda Lee Bryant

Ms. Brenda Lee Bryant, age 61 of White Oak, Ga. passed away unexpectedly in the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick, Ga.

​Ms. Bryant was born in Washington, DC on August 26th, 1957. She is the daughter of the late Calvin Lonzo Bryant & Patricia Ann Asbell Bryant Gibbons.

​Ms. Bryant is survived by her daughters, Kami Hughes of Duncan, SC, Megan (Joshua) Hill of White Oak, Ga. & Nicole (Jeremy) Kluttz of San Diego, Ca.; her siblings, Charlene Bryant (Wayne) Oats of Wetumpka, Al., Diana Bryant of Walkersville, Md., Sue Stein of Bradenton, Fl., Joann White of Silver Spring, Md. & John (Tina) Bryant of Frederick, Md.; her beloved grandchildren, Alexis Vaughn, Adrian Bryant, Joshua Vaughn, Gabriella Kluttz, Bryant Hill, Hope Kluttz & Mason Hill; and her precious great grandson, Jace Horne.

​Along with her parents, Ms. Bryant joins her sister, Donna Cook and her son-in-law, Nicholas Hughes in Heaven.

​A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-6 pm and a celebration of Ms. Bryant’s life and times will follow at 6:30 pm on Sunday, July 7th, 2019 in the Woods-Wainwright Chapel in Coastal Camden Funeral Home in Kingsland, Ga.

​The family requests any donations in her honor be made to the National Kidney Foundation at www.kidney.org/support

August 26, 1957 – July 3, 2019