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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

Ruby Mae Hutcherson

Ms. Ruby Mae Hutcherson, age 67, passed away December 3rd, 2018 at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, Fl.

She was born on December 18th, 1950 in Camden County, Georgia to the late Hugh and Leiler Gainus. Ms. Ruby graduated from Camden County High School in 1971 and soon entered into the healthcare field. She started working at Gilman Hospital, now Southeast Georgia Healthcare System, as a certified nursing aid. She later became a licensed practical nurse and remained with the hospital for 36 years.

Ms. Ruby is survived by her daughter, Arisee “Rez” Hutcherson; her sister, Emily Gainus; nephews & nieces, Oliver Johnson, Jr., Marilyn Johnson, Darrell Johnson, Timothy Johnson, Evant Gainus, and Shannon Johnson.

Besides her parents, Hugh and Leiler, Ms. Ruby joins her brother, Oliver Johnson, Sr. in Heaven.

She will be missed greatly by her family and friends.

A celebration of Ms. Ruby’s life will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, January 12th, 2019 at the First African Missionary Baptist Church of Kingsland, located at 495 North Lee Street Kingsland, Ga. Dr. Yvonne Johnson will be presiding over the service.

December 18, 1950 – December 3, 2018

Gurney Woodrow Harrell, III

Mr. Gurney Woodrow Harrell, III, age 46 of Kingsland, Ga. passed away from unexpected heart complications at UF Health in Jacksonville, Fl. on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019.                                                                                                                                          ​​ Mr. Harrell was born on January 24th, 1972 in Norfolk, Va. He is the son of Woody Harrell and Alice Fay Merrill Hurley. His family said of him ”Gurney was an incredible person, son, brother, husband, stepfather, son-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle and friend. He was a great guy to be around. Gurney was funny, kind, gentle and loving. He touched the lives of everyone he knew. Those who were a part of his life will be forever saddened by his loss.”

Mr. Harrell is survived by his beloved wife of 17 years, Janet Harrell; his daughter, Angela Gillis of Boston, Ma.; his sisters, Jennifer & Pete Koerner of Saint Marys, Ga., Tiffany Hurley of Kingsland, Ga. and Cathy Riddlemoser of Grove City, Oh.; his brothers, Nathan Hurley of Kingsland, Ga. and Steven & Angela Hurley of Rocky Mt., Va.; his grandchildren Emma, Jaiden & Donovan Gillis; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

​Mr. Harrell joins his stepfather, Tom Hurley in Heaven.

​A family celebration of Mr. Harrell’s life will be held from 2 until 5 PM on Sunday, January 27th, 2019 at the second Pavilion in Crooked River State Park in Saint Marys, Ga.

January 24, 1972 – January 9, 2019

Dale Robert Somers, Sr.

Mr. Dale Robert Somers, Sr., age 57, passed away on the morning of Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 surrounded by his family at his home in Kingsland, Ga.

Mr. Somers was born on October 2nd, 1961 in Tucson, Az. to the late George and Patricia Somers. Mr. Somers was in the US Air Force from 1980 to 1995. After serving, he was employed by Lockheed Martin, where he was a senior missile mechanic for the last 11 years.

Dale was probably best known for being the kind of man that was always ready to go the extra distance to help another person; whether they were a family member, a friend, a neighbor, or even a stranger. He was a quiet, kind, and gentle giant with a loving and deeply sweet spirit. He was a selfless person, who was truly loved by everyone who knew him.

Mr. Somers is survived by his beloved wife, Moreigh “Seana” Somers, of Kingsland, Ga.; his daughters, Rachael (Nicholas) Allison, Mary-Kathryn Edmiston, and Victoria (Dean) Edmiston-Kessler, all of Pa.; his sons, Dale (Sabine) Somers, Jr. of Pa., Robert (Tracy) Somers of Tx., and Ian Moore of Japan (Air Force); his sister, Bernice (Rafel) Torrez of Or.; his brothers, Don (Linda) Somers of Az., Dave (Bonnie) Somers of Az., Daniel Somers of Or., and Dr. Douglas (Sharon) Somers of Ia.; and his 13 grandchildren.

A memorial service for Mr. Somers will be held at 3 pm on Sunday, January 6th, 2019 at the Friendship Baptist Church in Kingsland, Ga. with Pastor Steven Buchholz presiding.

October 2, 1961 – January 2, 2019

Jeanette Brazell

F0C52B77-CFEA-4506-8059-44A1ED97F431.jpegMrs. Jeanette Brazell, age 86 passed away in the morning hours of Sunday, December 30th, 2018 at her home in Kingsland, Ga.

Mrs. Brazell was born on September 25th, 1932 in Brantley County, Ga. to the late Dan and Beary Parrott. She married Williams S. (Bill) Brazell in 1952, and they were married for 37 years until his passing in 1989.

Mrs. Brazell was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a homemaker and an excellent cook. She took pride and enjoyment in growing plants and flowers, even receiving the St. Marys Yard of the Week award on occasion. She had a wonderful sense of humor and a heart of gold.

She was a member of Westside Baptist Church in St. Marys.

Mrs. Brazell is survived by her daughter, Deborah (Fred) Combs of Folkston, Ga.; her son, Danny (Sonya) Brazell of Kingsland, Ga.; her sisters, Margie Drury and Rosa Ann Wright, both of St. Marys, Ga.; her brothers, Donald Parrott of Waynesville, Ga. and Marvin (Mary) Parrott of Atkinson, Ga.; her grandchildren, Jill (Gary) Manley, Lori (Travis) Wills, Andrew (Meredith) Brazell, Jennifer Brazell, Josh Combs and Lori Combs; and several greatgrandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Mrs. Brazell was preceded in passing by her husband, William S. Brazell, Sr., her son, Billy Brazell, and her grandson, Rick Sirmon; also, her siblings, Shelva Jean Hannaford and Keith Parrott.

A graveside service for Mrs. Brazell will be held at 11 am Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 at Brazell- Peeples Cemetery in Kingsland, Ga. with Pastor Jeffrey Brazell presiding.

September 25, 1932 – December 30, 2018


DaeOnna April Hanshaw

Ms. DaeOnna April Hanshaw, of Woodbine, Ga. passed away on the evening of Friday, December 28th, 2018 at UF Health in Jacksonville, Fl.

Ms. Hanshaw was born in Sewickle, Pa. to the late Allen and Mamie Rogers.

Ms. Hanshaw worked her years in the Health Care Field. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Ms. Hanshaw is survived by her sons, John January Hanshaw and wife, Tina, of Beaver Falls, Pa. and Matthew Alan Hanshaw and wife, Katee, of Kingsland, Ga.; her grandchildren, Jade, Chaz, Patrick, Brook, Page, Katelynn, Jayden, and BobbieLee. And her great-grandchildren, Eli, Lillyan and Rubi.

Besides her parents, Ms. Hanshaw was preceded in passing by her husband, Kenneth Victor Hanshaw and her sister Ladonna June Wagner.

A visitation will be from 4:30 pm to 6 pm Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 at Coastal Camden Funeral Home. Services will follow immediately in the Woods-Wainwright Chapel of the funeral home.

Syretta Nichole McCutchen

Miss Syretta Nichole McCutchen was born to the late Velma McCutchen and Sammie McCutchen, Jr on April 20th, 1983 in Gainsville, Fl. She transcended on November 12th, 2018 at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick, Ga. surrounded by her family.

Her family said of her, “ “Retta” was the baby daughter of Sammie and Velma McCutchen, Jr. She was a mother, daughter, sister, auntie and friend to many. She was best known for her cosmetology skills and as a patient care assistant. She loved to take care of the sick and young Syretta touched everyone young and old. She will forever be missed, until we meet again, fly on Sweet Angel.”

Syretta leaves to cherish her memory, her 3 sons, Rueben of Brunswick, Ga., Treyvon of Florida, and Victor of Georgia; her 2 sisters, Vernadette World of Jacksonville, Fl. and Felissa  (Jerry ) Stephens of Kingsland, Ga.; her 2 brothers, Santell McCutchen of Kingsland, Ga. and Marvin (Adreana) Jones of Jacksonville, Fl.

Besides her mother, Miss McCutchen joins her sister, Sharona McCutchen, who passed on September 11th, 2014, in Heaven.

A memorial service for Syretta Mccutchen age 35 mother of 3, and Santell Mccutchen age 39, father of 5, will be held at 11 am Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Coastal Camden Funeral Home. Repass follows at Agape Christian Fellowship 10600 Colerain Rd. St. Mary’s,Ga. 31558 Banquet Room. Please send all flowers, cards to funeral home.

April 20, 1983 – November 12, 2018