JoAnn Lucille Vinson

JoAnn Lucille Vinson was born in Jacksonville, Fla., on Sept. 8, 1940. She entered Heaven’s gates on Feb. 8, 2018.

JoAnn was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends. She was known for her macaroni and cheese, chicken and rice and potato salad. She also loved shopping, especially at thrift stores.

JoAnn had an unwavering faith in God. She was a member of Lighthouse Church of God for many years. She owned several businesses, including an antique store in Kingsland.

JoAnn was predeceased by her loving husband of 49 years, George Dennis Vinson Sr. and their son, George “Dennis” Vinson Jr.

JoAnn is survived by her three daughters, Kathy Litteral (Bill), Georgann Hewitt (Frank), Julie Carter (Rex) and son-in-law, JP Litteral. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

The family would also like to express their gratitude to Drucilla Lemons, who befriended and helped care for JoAnn during her illness.

A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at noon Sunday, Feb. 25, at Lighthouse Church of God, 3451 Charlie Smith Highway Sr. in St. Marys.

September 8, 1940 – February 8, 2018

Karl Frederick Braun, Jr.

Mr. Karl F. Braun, Jr., age 72 of Kingsland, Ga. passed away Monday night, the 5th of February, 2018 surrounded by his family and friends.

Karl was born December 13, 1945 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin to Karl F. Braun, Sr and Freida Kremmel Braun.  Karl grew up in Ripen, Wisconsin and after completing high school joined the U.S. Navy. Karl spent 21 years serving his country, assigned to several aircraft carriers and duty stations.  While in the Navy, Karl completed two master degrees.
On May 28, 1983 Karl married Joyce; sharing 34 years of marriage and joining her three children – Debbie (Tom) Stewart, John Choquette, and Chris (Shaun) Walling.  In 1984, Karl retired from the Navy and continued to work managing a department store, selling life insurance, and then joined the civil service world working as a travel agent.
Karl loved his music over the years; singing in church choirs and barbershop choruses.  Karl was an active member of the Kingsland United Methodist Church; serving on church committees and assisting with youth programs.  Karl was always willing to lend a helping hand and found much joy in serving others.
Karl leaves behind his wife, Joyce; daughters Deborah (Tom) Stewart and Christine (Shaun) Walling; a son John Choquette; grandchildren, Ashley (Chris) Lowdenslager, Taylor Stewart, Jacob Stewart and Alexis Guy; great granddaughter, Aubree Lowdenslager; two sisters, Judy (Bob) Curry and Bette (Jim) Schauer.  Karl was preceeded in death by his parents, Karl Sr and Freita, and a sister, Helen (Dick) Cerney.

Karl will be greatly missed; we were blessed to have him while we did.

A viewing/visitation will be held on Saturday, the 10th of February from 5 to 7 pm at Coastal Camden Funeral Home in Kingsland, Ga. and the funeral service will be on Sunday, the 11th of February at Kingsland First United Methodist Church starting at 2 pm.

Karl will be laid to rest in the Kingsland First United Methodist Church cemetery with full military honors.

December 13, 1945 – February 5, 2018

Jean A. Markes

Mr. Jean A. Markes, age 79 of Kingsland, Ga. died after a long struggle with Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia.  He passed away in the early morning hours of January 23rd, 2018 at Addington Place in Brunswick, Ga.

Mr. Markes was born September 29th, 1938 in Malone, NY to the late Madill Markes and Albertine La Haie.  He grew up as an only child in a cold water flat in upper state NY.  He was a Navy Veteran of 11 years serving in the Seabees as an electrician.  His service included a tour at Operation Deep Freeze in Antarctica.  He was an employee of Southern California Edison and retired from there with many friends that knew him as “BADGER”. In retirement, he spent his days on walks around his previous home on Burnham Rd in Ojai CA or at the beach in Ventura.

He is preceded in death by his loving and kind-hearted wife Darlene Markes, and daughters Laurie Markes and Belinda Markes.  Mr. Markes is survived by sons John D Markes of Kingsland GA, Jamie Markes of Red Bluff California, daughter Carissa Markes of Weed California and 11 grandchildren.

Mr. Markes’ inurnment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. at a later date.

September 29, 1938 – January 23, 2018

Glen Edward Mahan

On December 27, 2017, Glen Edward “Eddie” Mahan completed his cycle on Earth in the loving care of Hospice of the Golden Isles.  Eddie was born April 5, 1937, to Woodson Julian Mahan and Mildred Edwards Mahan in Indianapolis, Indiana.  He graduated from Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis and attended Perdue University.  In 1966, he married Gloria Jean Gill and became the much-loved stepfather of Gail Annette Gill Swiggum and Carey Eugene Gill.  He was the ever-so-special father-in-law of Susan Mott Gill (Carey), the Grandaddy of Johanna Swiggum Rogers, Kirsten Swiggum, Jonathan Gill, and Sara Gill Young (Danny); Great Grandaddy of Aidan Barber, Reagan Rogers, Kallisti Muse, and Blake and Bailey Grace Young.  He is also survived by his sister, Mary Helen Mahan Jackson (Robert) of Anderson, Indiana, nephews Troy and Robert Scott Jackson, and Scott’s twin sister, Tamara Jackson Nicolosi (Michael), and numerous grandnieces and nephews.  For many years, Eddie was very well known and respected throughout the paper industry.  He and Jean saw a lot of the world in their travels and made many dear friends along the way.  Eddie always had a smile that won many a heart.  Go rest high upon that mountain, Eddie…

April 5, 1937 – December 27, 2017