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Avie Viola Martin Aldridge

Ms. Avie Viola Aldridge, age 83 of the Billyville Community of Woodbine, Ga. passed away at her residence in the early morning hours of Monday, August 13th, 2018.

Ms. Aldridge was born in Fort Mudge, Ga. on June 10th, 1935. She was the eldest child of Madison “Duck” Markson Martin and Ocie Melton Martin. She was married to Owen James Aldridge and they shared the trials and rewards of life together for almost 59 years. Ms. Aldridge retired from the Camden County School System, where she worked in the Woodbine Elementary Lunchroom for 34 years. She was the oldest child of 12 and considered the matriarch of the family. She was a rock to many, who loved without exception and cared for others without expectation. To know her was to love her. She was a master in the kitchen and loved cooking for her family and church meetings. Mrs. Aldridge loved the Lord and loved hearing the word whether at Ben James Primitive Baptist Church in Pierce County or at local churches, whether it be Church of God or Baptist. One of her favorite sayings was “God doesn’t make mistakes” and Psalm 23 was one of her favorite verses in the Bible. Her passing will be felt deeply by her family and friends.

Ms. Aldridge is survived by her children, Francis Jeanette Harrison, James Edward (Vicki) Aldridge, and Richard Aldridge, all of Woodbine, Ga.; her sisters, Vielee (Jimmy) Hester, of Blackshear, Ga. and Helen Logan of Waycross, Ga.; her brothers, Wayne (Sherrie) Martin, Jerry (Erica) Martin, and Ray Martin, all of Blackshear, Ga.; her grandchildren, Dorothy Ponsell, Stacy (Jamey) Howell, DJ (Ashley) Harrison, Shannon (Amy) Herrin, Heather (Doyle) Dixon, Ashley Aldridge, and Troy (Kristen) Campbell; her great-grandchildren, Taylor (Kyle) Corwin, Travis Ponsell, Zeb Ponsell, Cody Herrin, Garrett Herrin, Dalton Dixon, Cale Webb, Jacob Dixon, Caroline Campbell, Tanner Campbell, Lily Campbell, Emma Corwin, Landen Howell, and Jayden Harrison; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Ms. Aldridge joins her husband, Owen Aldridge and her brothers, Marshall Martin, Dennis Martin, Melvie Martin, Marvin Martin, Davis Martin, and Hilton Martin in Heaven.

The family will receive friends at 10 am Thursday, August 16th, 2018 at Coastal Camden Funeral Home in Kingsland, Ga. Funeral services will follow at 11 am in the Woods-Wainwright Chapel of the funeral home with Pastors Bert Holden and Tommy Sikes presiding. Interment will follow at Colesburg Cemetery in Woodbine, Ga. Pallbears will be Clifton Roberson, Shannon Herrin, Cody Herrin, Burley Davis, DJ Harrison, and Matt Carnes. Garrett Herrin will serve as an Honorary Pallbearer.

June 10, 1935 – August 13, 2018

Jackie Dell Boney

Mr. Jackie Dell Boney, age 68 of Kingsland, Ga., passed away in the early morning hours of August 9th, 2018 at his home.

Mr. Boney was born on September 23rd, 1949 in Warren Arkansas to Charles Ray Boney, Jr.

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

September 23, 1949 – August 9, 2018

Martis Marie Allen O’Quinn

E51DC2C4-E37B-4DB4-8E59-0583A69D88B1Ms. Martis Marie Allen O’Quinn, age 80 of Waverly, Ga. passed away on the afternoon of Sunday, July 22nd, 2018 in Kingsland, Ga.

​​Ms. O’Quinn was born in Kingsland, Ga.on January 19th, 1938. She is the daughter of the late Louis Thomas & Cora Lee Newsome Allen.Ms. O’Quinn was a lifelong resident of Camden County, Ga. She was a dedicated employee of Gilman Paper Company, Kraft Bag and Ft. James with 36 years of service. She loved her family and her church. She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.

​​Ms. O’Quinn is survived by her children, Vicki R. Harris of Kingsland, Ga. and K. David (Chastity) Harris, Jr. of Yulee, Fl.; her grandchildren, Danny & Steven Douglas, Tyler & Skyler Henderson, Rileigh Harris, Autumn Shrout, Kimberly Hand and Dustin Drury; and her three great grandchildren, Jordan, Jaedan & Carlea.

​​Along with her parents, Ms. O’Quinn joins her husband, Kenneth S. O’Quinn, her children, Sheila Drury Boatwright & ‘Buddy’ Gene Drury, and her siblings, Mayline Smith, Lillian Louise Myers, Becky, Johnson, Dessie Lee Knechel, James E. Allen & Louis T. Allen, Jr.

​​Calling hours for Ms. O’Quinn’s family will be from 6 to 8 pm on Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 at Coastal Camden Funeral Home in Kingsland, Ga. Funeral services will begin at 11 am on Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 at Burnt Fort Baptist Church, 9818 Burnt Fort Rd, White Oak, Ga. with Pastor Paul Roberson presiding. Also speaking will be her former Pastor Tommy Sikes. Interment and committal prayer will be held in the church cemetery immediately following the service.

January 19, 1938 – July 22, 2018

Betty Joyce Ray

Mrs. Betty Joyce Ray, age 76 of Kingsland, Ga. passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick, Georgia.

Mrs. Ray was born in Woodbine, Ga. on April 2nd, 1942. She is the daughter of the late John L., Sr. & Joyce Miller Walker.

Mrs. Ray was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a wonderful friend to all. She loved to cook and most people know her for her fried chicken, potato salad, divinity, chocolate delight, homemade biscuits, peach cobbler, and sweet tea. When she wasn’t in the kitchen you could find her in the garden working on her beautiful flowers. She also enjoyed sewing and all sorts of arts & crafts. Many people around know how much she loved and enjoyed riding the buggy with her husband picking up cans. But, most of all she loved taking care of all her family and friends. She will be missed greatly by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 58 years, Vernon F. Ray: her daughters, Patricia Pedigo of Woodbine, Ga. and Wanda (Ken) Marshall of Kingsland, Ga.; her brother, Donald Walker of Brunswick, Ga.; her grandchildren, Brenda (Arnel) Douglas of Kingsland, Ga., , Eugene Strowbridge of Bemidji, Mn., Megan (Kris) Lair of Biloxi, Ms., Olivia Lowery of Woodbine, Ga.; her great grandchildren, William Stettler, Kaitlyn Lair, Madison Lair, Apollo Douglas & Kaiden Lair, and a host of other nieces, nephews and cousins.

Along with her parents, Mrs. Ray joins her brothers, Isaac & JW Walker in Heaven.

A gathering of family and friends will begin at 3 pm on Saturday, July 21st, 2018 with a memorial service to follow at 4 pm, all at Coastal Camden Funeral Home in Kingsland, Ga. Pastor Edward Flader of the First United Pentecostal Church of Kingsland, Ga. will preside over the services.

The family requests any flowers to be given in her honor be live plants.

April 2, 1942 – July 18, 2018

Ernest Rogers, Jr.

Mr. Ernest Rogers, Jr. age 74 of Kingsland, Ga. passed away at Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick, Ga. on Saturday, July 7th, 2018.
Mr. Rogers was born in Lake Park, Ga. on June 12th, 1944. He is the son of Ernest Rogers, Sr. & Julia Mitchell Rogers. He was a 1964 graduate of the old Camden County High School when it was in Woodbine, Ga. Also in 1964, he married the love of his life, Wanda Jeanette Peeples and they shared life and love together, until her passing in 1985. Mr. Roger’s family shares, “He was always a man of determination. He never quit until he succeeded. He joined The United States Army in 1971, taking basic training at Ft. Benning, Ga. and was then assigned to Ft. Knox, Ky. for training. He became a construction engineer with the 370th Engr. Det. stationed at Kings Bay. Although he was not in an airborne unit, he was determined to earn jump wings. So in his 30’s he completed airborne training at Ft. Benning, Ga. He later retired as a Chief Warrant Officer 3 in 2004. He worked for Kraft Bag and James Rivers in St. Marys, Ga. and then went on to become a Kings Bay firefighter in his 50’s. He was also a member of the Masons. Throughout his life, he worked very hard, and took great pride in a job well done. He was the embodiment of the saying, ‘When you are going through Hell, keep going!’” You could find him in Steffen’s Restaurant with the morning crowd. He spent his spare time hunting and fishing. After retirement, he took several hunting trips to Africa, Canada and South America. Most days, you could find him outside in his yard working or cultivating his fruit trees. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Mr. Rogers is survived by his son Vince (April) Rogers of Kingsland, Ga.; his sister, Jeanette Crews of Hilliard, Fl.; his brothers, Franklin (Shirley) Rogers in Wyoming and Oliver (Penny) Rogers of Patterson, Ga.; and his grandsons, Andrew ‘Bailey’ Rogers and Ryan Ernest Rogers, both of Kingsland, Ga.
Calling hours for the Rogers family will be from 6 until 8 PM on Monday. July 9th, 2018. Funeral Services will be held graveside in Lawnwood Cemetery in Kingsland. Ga. at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 with Pastor Michael Foreman presiding over the service.
The family requests for any donations made in his honor go to Hospice of the Golden Isles at 1692 Glynco Parkway | Brunswick, GA 31525.

June 12, 1944 – July 7, 2018

Reverend Junior Albert Williams

Rev. J.A. ‘Junior’ Williams, age 85 0f Kingsland, Ga. passed away at his residence on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018.

Rev. Williams was born on July 18th, 1932 in Corning, Arkansas. He is the son of the late Harvey &Myrtle Leonard Williams. Rev. Williams was married to the love of his life, the late Charlene Barbara Parker Williams for 67 years. He was a carpenter by trade, but his dedication to God was the most important part of him. He has preached for over 60 years in Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia. He was recently honored by the United Pentecostal Church for his 5o plus years of dedicated and faithful service. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him. He will be remembered as a loving, gentle and kind man that loved God and his family.

 Rev. Williams is survived by his son, Michael (Rhonda) Williams of Mtn. Grove, Missouri; his sister, Ava Reeves of St. Augustine, Fl.; his sister–in–law, Margaret Fowler; his grandchildren; Steven Lightfoot, Allen (Amber) Williams & Keri Williams; his great grandchildren, Ashton (Justin) Emory, Austin Williams, MacKenzie Williams & McGuire Williams; and his great-great grandchildren, Kolt & Kyson Emery.

Along with his parents, Rev. Williams joins his beloved wife, Charlene; his daughters, Tena Lightfoot & Brenda Brownlow; his sisters, Louise Clemmons & Emma Jones; his brothers, Johnny & Floyd Williams; and his grandson, Lamar Davis in Heaven’s bounty.

Calling hours for Rev. William’s family will be from 10:30 to 11:30 am Saturday, July 7th, 2018 at the First United Pentecostal Church of Kingsland. A service will follow immediately at the church with Pastor Edward J. Flader presiding. Interment will be held at Lawnwood Cemetery in Kingsland, Ga. Members of the congregation and Mrs. Williams grandsons, Steven Lightfoo, Austin Williams and Allen Williams will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made in Rev. William’s name to the United Pentecostal Church of Kingsland/ PO Box 2383 Kingsland, Ga. 31548.

July 18, 1932 – July 3, 2018

Berneice Loyola Bare

BareMs. Berneice Loyola Bare, age 90, passed away in the late evening hours of Saturday, June 30th, 2018 at her home in St. Marys, Ga.

Ms. Bare was born on December 4th, 1927 in Ransom, Kansas to the late Frank Peter and Sophia Leis Roths.

Berneice AKA, Mom, Mamma, Grandma, Grammy, Aunt Berneice, Aunt B, and Bernie, left home in Kansas at the young age of 18 to join two of her sisters in Washington DC and help care for a newborn nephew. She also worked part-time at the soda fountain of a dime store. There she met her future husband Dean and married in 1947. They gave birth to their first son Deanie, and soon moved to Florida to pursue work opportunities in Miami. According to legend the car broke down in Jacksonville, so that’s where they settled to raise their family, including the birth of their daughters Vickie in 1952, and Deanna in 1968.

Berneice helped her husband Dean in opening and running a sandwich bar restaurant in the downtown Jacksonville Atlantic Bank, as well as other locations. But for the most part, Berneice enjoyed being a homemaker raising her family.

After Dean passed in 1986, Berneice went back to work for a few years running a small restaurant in the old Atlantic Bank on north Main Street.  After retirement, Berneice continued to live alone at the family home in Highlands, north Jacksonville, till 2014, when she moved to live part-time with Paul & Vickie Hafer in St. Marys GA, and with Deanna & Lane Iannucci in Jacksonville.

Berneice enjoyed 90 years loving others, and being loved by family and countless friends, and we will all miss her very much.

Ms. Bare is survived by her daughters, Vickie (Paul) Hafer of St. Marys, Ga. and Deanna (Lane) Iannucci of Jacksonville, Fl.; her sisters, Jane Boyd of Hillard, Fl. and Frankie Oliver of Ransom, Ks.; her brother, Bobby Roths of Ransom, Ks.; her grandchildren, Kim Bare, Deanna Dingman, Dean Bare, and Hannah Iannucci; and her great-grandchildren, Kate Dingman, Gabe Dingman, Grant Dingman, Zane Bare, Peyton Bare, and Tenley Bare.

Besides her parents, Ms. Bare was preceded in passing by her husband, Harold Bare, her sons, Deanie Bare and Ricky Bare, and numerous siblings.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 pm Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 at the Chapel at Evergreen Cemetery on N. Main Street in Jacksonville, Fl. Interment will follow at the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made in Ms. Bare’s names to the The Lighthouse/WECC Radio Station in Kingsland, Ga.

December 4, 1927 – June 30, 2018

Nelvaline Rebecca Addy

Ms. Nelvaline Rebecca Addy, age 90 of St. Marys, passed away on the morning of Monday, July 2nd, 2018 at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick, Ga.
Ms. Addy was born on July 15th, 1927 in Fields, La. to the late John and Artie Hyatt Walker. Her family shares with us, “Nelvaline left a legacy of love and laughter. Her lively spirit will live on through her family. Even after almost breaching 91 years old, she was spunky and full of sass. Her determinations helped her start and run a successful business and raise a family. We will miss her greatly and look forward to the day we will see her again. So with Nelvaline in mind, use the china, wear the pearls and always eat the cake!”
Ms. Addy is survived by her daughter, Carolyn (Ronnie) Barber of St. Marys, Ga.; her sisters, Ruth Wheat of Montgomery, La., Maxine Johnson of Coushatta, La. and Illene Walker, of Montgomery, La., and her brother, Clarence (Barbara) Walker of Montgomery, La., her grandchildren, Becky Bacon, Amy Sullivan, Patty Mills, Jenny Alicea, and Jamie Howell; and her great-grandchildren, Michael Sullivan, Mark Corrigan, Chelsea Corrigan, Blake Corrigan, Chandler Bacon, Leah Reynolds, Kai Campbell, Taylor Hilbert, Ava Alicea, Justice Alicea, Julia Alicea, Nolan Alicea, Anthony Alicea, Bella Alicea, Julius Alicea, and Landon Howell.
Besides her parents, Ms. Addy also joins her husband, Donald “Bill” Addy, her first husband, Hershal L. Howell, her son, Bobby L. Howell, her sister, Pauline Weir, and her great-grandson, Kaden Campbell in Heaven.
Calling hours for Nelvaline’s family will be from 10:30 to 11:30 am on Friday, July 6th, 2018 at The Harbor Worship Center in Kingsland, Ga. Funeral Services will follow at 11:30 am with Pastor Mike Sanes presiding. Interment will be held privately at Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Marys, Ga.

July 15, 1927 – July 2, 2018

Carolyn Josephine Asaro

Ms. Carolyn Josephine Asaro, 72 of St. Marys went to be with the Lord at 1:26 pm on Sunday, July 1st, 2018 at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick, Ga. due to an extended illness.

Ms. Asaro was born on August 7th, 1945 in Birmingham, Al. to the late Alfred and Virginia Asaro. She graduated from Ensley High School. Carolyn attended the First Baptist Church of Kingsland.

Her family said of her, “Carolyn Josephine Asaro will always be remembered as a person who was a friend to all.  She never found the man of her dreams, and she never had children of her own.  Even though she had always wished that she would have married and had children of her own, it did not stop her from sharing her love with children.  She always loved all her nieces and nephews.  Carolyn never let a birthday or holiday go by without making sure that all children, in the family, had something special put together, from her, even if it was just a card with $5.00 inside.  It did not matter that she did not have much money.  She gave unselfishly to the children.

I believe that her love for children is what guided her and kept her working for the Extended Day Program at David L Rainer Elementary in Kingsland, Georgia.  She worked her job with pride, and she took the time to get to know every child that she worked with, and she knew each one by name even long after they left.  She continued to work at the daycare until the doctors told her that she could no longer do it anymore.

She also had a real love for socializing with family.  Carolyn was always ready to attend any gathering whether it was with her family or her church family. If there was food involved, she would work hard in the kitchen baking and preparing something delicious to bring.  She never met a stranger!

Carolyn also enjoyed traveling.  If you mentioned that you wanted to go somewhere, she was always ready to go and explore.  As time passed and her body became weaker, she was still determined not to allow it to slow her down.  She would let everyone know that she was not ready to slow down or give in to her illnesses.

She was one of the strongest people that I have ever seen.  She survived illnesses that the doctors told her that she would never survive.  When they told the family that she would never walk again, she showed them otherwise.  She ended up being able to out walk us all at the mall.

Time began to take its toll on Carolyn’s body, God knew that she was tired, and he called her home.  Even though, she has gone home to be with the lord.  Here on earth, we are left with the memories of such a precious soul that have touched each one of us in a different way.  God Bless you my sister!  I hope that you are running freely and childlike with the angels in heaven until we meet again.”

Ms. Asaro is survived by her sister, Diana Peeples of St. Marys, Ga.; her niece, Lois Flaherty; her nephew, Douglas Peeples, Jr.; her great-nieces and great-nephews, Jim, Justin, Christina, Olivia, Carlean, Gatlin, Mason and Scott; and several cousins.

A private burial will be held by the family at Brazell-Peeples Cemetery in Kingsland, Ga. The family would like to thank everyone for their prayers.

August 7, 1945 – July 1, 2018