Larry Wayne Johnson

lwjMr. Larry Wayne Johnson, age 70 of Kingsland, Ga. passed away on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick, Ga.

Wayne was born in Lake City, Florida on September 7th, 1946. He is the son of Mary Rosa Lee Bryant Nelson and the late Clifford C. Johnson. Wayne was a member of the 1962 CCHS championship football team. He was a hardcore fan of both the Camden County Wildcats and the Georgia Bulldog teams. He served honorably in the US Navy for 23 years as a Chief Petty Officer on the nuclear cruiser USS Texas. He was a loving son, father and brother to his family and to his many friends. Wayne was a very giving man and will be greatly missed.

Mr. Johnson is survived by his daughter, Angela Dycus of Sacramento, Ca.; his mother, Rosa Lee Nelson of Kingsland, Ga.; his sister, Janice Campbell of Kingsland, Ga.; his brothers, Cliff & his wife, Kathy Johnson of Galveston Island, Tx., Dan & his wife, Michelle Johnson of Mooresville, NC, and Donald & his wife, Lynn Johnson of Kennebunkport, Me.; his grandchildren Jessica & Jaron; and his 2 great-grandchildren.

On Saturday October 22nd, 2016, a visitation will be held from 1 until 2 PM with memorial services following at 2 PM, all in the chapel of Coastal Camden Funeral Home. Military honors are to be rendered.

The family requests any memorial donations in Mr. Johnson’s honor go to the Humane Society of Camden County/ 950 S Grove Blvd, Kingsland, GA 31548 or the Shriners Hospitals for Children at‎.

September 7, 1946 – October 19, 2016


Janis “Tarpy” Davis

davis01Mrs. Janis “Tarpy” Davis, age 79 of Woodbine, Ga. passed away to Heaven on Saturday, October 15th, 2015 at Hospice Savannah in Savannah, Ga. after a long illness.

Mrs. Davis was born in Brunswick, Ga. on March 19th, 1937. She is the daughter of the late Gertrude Liles & Riley Harrell, Sr. “Tarpy” was a dedicated volunteer and member of the Old Woodbine School Renovation Committee where she served as secretary.  She had a passion for the Old School and her alumni friends.   She was a Camden County High School graduate in 1955.  She was Camden County High School’s first Homecoming Queen.  Later, she was a dedicated secretarial employee of the National Park Service for Cumberland Island with 20 + years of service and enjoyed the rich history of the island.  She was associated with the Kingsland First Baptist Church’s outreach program.  She was fun loving, hardworking and a caring lady.  She will be greatly missed by both family and friends alike.

Mrs. Davis is survived by her sons, Kelly Davis of Gainesville, Ga., Chris and his wife, Tracy Davis of Rincon, Ga., and Jim Davis of Newton Falls, Ohio; her sister, Joann Flanagan of Woodbine, Ga.; and her four grandchildren, Joshua, Hannah, Rebekah & Jacob Davis.

Along with her parents, Mrs. Davis joins her sister, Jeanne Harrell Clark and her brother, Riley Harrell, Jr. in Heaven.

Funeral services for Mrs. Davis will be held graveside at 2 PM on Thursday, October 20th, 2016 at Homeward Cemetery in Waverly, Ga. with Bros, Terry Brown & Carlos Jones presiding. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark, Robert & Jeff Flanagan, Lee Harrell, Mike Scott, Martin Gillette, Randall Parr, George ‘Docky’ Blake and Roosevelt Butler.

The family requests that any memorial contributions in Mrs. Davis’s honor be made to The Old Woodbine School/ PO Box 372/ Woodbine, Ga. 31569.

March 19, 1937 – October 15, 2016

Terry Lynn Summers

Terry SummersMr. Terry Lynn Summers, age 64of St. Marys, Ga. passed away at his residence on Friday, October 14th, 2016.

Mr. Summers was born on November 23rd, 1951 in Fairmont, West Virginia. He is the son of the late Wilma Marie Satterfield Arny & Clarence Theodore Summers. He was a tried and true to the Ohio State Buckeyes and West Virginia Mountaineers, and was a fan of NASCAR. He loved martial arts, collecting old car models, and spending time with his family. He was joyfully married for 38 wonderful years. He was a loving and doting father and papa to two adorable granddaughters. He was also a loving, devoted and supportive son and brother and will be greatly missed.

Mr. Summers is survived by his beloved wife, Jo Summers; his daughter, Tia & Michael Edwards of Timonium, Md.; his sisters, Debra & Ron Nelson of Paris, Tn. and Lori Life of St. Marys, Ga.; his brother, Ted & Marianna Summers of Va. and his grandchildren, Aleena & Eliza Edwards.

Private family services will be held in Maryland.

November 23, 1951 – October 14, 2016

George Allen Thomas, Sr.

George ThomasMr. George Allen Thomas, Sr. age 63 of St. Marys, Ga. passed away Sunday October 2nd, 2016 at the Warner Center of Community Hospice in Fernandina Beach, Fl. after a short hospital stay.

Allen was raised in St. Marys, Ga. by his parents, Nona Beatrice Geoghagan & Martin Thomas, Sr. Allen was a graduate of Camden County High School. He was married to Glenda D. Woolard and they had three sons together, Tracy, Stacy and George A. Thomas, Jr. Allen and Glenda’s union didn’t last. He later married Linda Shepps and three more children entered his life; Mary (Jose’) Stiglic, Tammy (Steve) Hook & Eddie (Melanie) Brown. Allen has been an over the road truck driver for most of his life. He loved to fish and be outdoors with his three sons, and also spending time with his grandchildren.

Allen was preceded in passing by his mother, Nona Thomas and his sister, Aleatha Thomas.

Allen is survived by his sons and their spouses, Tracy & Ginny Thomas of Kingsland, Ga., Stacy & Rachael Thomas, and George Allen & Amanda Thomas, Jr. all of St. Marys, Ga.; his father, Martin Thomas of Kingsland, Ga.; his siblings and their spouses, Tommy & Mary Thomas of Colesburg, Ga., Susan & George Perryman of Yulee, Fl., Janie & Ralph Batten of St. Marys, Ga. Harry and Gloria Thomas of Folkston, Ga., and Ruthann & Chet Barry of Melbourne, Fl.; his grandchildren, Kayla Lowder (Matt), Stephanie Thomas (Keannen), Tracie Thomas, Austin Thomas, Glenda Thomas, Georgia Thomas, Gabi Thomas, Carey Barron, James Barron, Trevor Thomas, Michael Hook, Amber Hook, Matthew Brown and Trent Brown; his great grandchildren, Payton Lowder, Matthew Lowder, Maddison Lowder, Mason Lowder, Jackson Miller-Thomas & Raelyn Spencer and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours for the Thomas family will begin at 6 PM on Monday, October 10th, 2016 at Coastal Camden Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 1 pm on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 in the Woods-Wainwright Chapel in Coastal Camden Funeral Home with Pastor Sammy Spradley presiding. The pallbearers will be Carey and James Barron, Austin Thomas, Matthew & Trent Brown and Michael Hook. The burial follow in Pineview Cemetery in Folkston, Ga.

June 9, 1953 – October 10, 2016

Lethia “Leatha” Faye Miller

Lethia MillerMrs. Lethia (Leatha) Faye Miller, age 72 of Buck Lane in Woodbine, Ga. passed away in the early morning hours of Monday, September 12, 2016 at Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick, Ga.
Mrs. Miller was born in Woodbine, Ga. on October 22, 1943. She is the daughter of the late Millie Mae Carter and Wiley Thrift.
She was affectionately known as Aunt Lea or Leathy. She had a smile for everyone she met, could strike up a conversation with a stranger in the grocery store and enjoyed taking rides around the neighborhood in her golf cart. She will be truly missed by her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Grean (Buddy) Thrift and Wade Thrift; sisters, Alice Jordan and Agness Sowyers.
Mrs. Miller is survived by her husband of 39 years, Glenn Miller of Woodbine; daughter, Denese (Royce) Proctor of Woodbine; sons, Billie Joe (Stephanie) Hinman and Paul (Jessica) Miller, all of Woodbine; seven grandchildren, John Royce (Jennifer) Proctor of Jacksonville, Fla., Samantha Proctor, Kaylie Hinman, Kelsey Hinman, Zackary Miller, Ziva Miller, and Zuri Miller, all of Woodbine; three brothers, Joe (Annette) Thrift, Mack Thrift and Eddie Thrift, all of Woodbine; four sisters-in-law, Joyce Thrift of Kingsland, Sharon Suarez of St. Marys, Carolyn (Junior) Taylor of Sterling and Betty Miller of St. Marys; six brothers-in-law, Calvin Miller of Nahunta, Ralph Miller of Kingsland, Roy Miller of Brunswick, Clyde (Ann) Miller of Woodbine, Noel Miller of Folkston and Nick Miller of Kingsland; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives
Calling hours for Mrs. Miller’s visitation will be from 6 to 8 pm on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at Coastal Camden Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 11 am on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at the White Oak Pentecostal Church in White Oak, Ga. with Pastor Raymond Drury presiding. A private family ceremony will be held later in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
For those wishing to make memorial contributions in Mrs. Miller’s honor, the family requests the American Diabetes Association/ 1701 North Beauregard Street/ Alexandria, Va. 22311, or of the donor’s choice.


October 22, 1943 –  September 12, 2016

James “Jimmy” Dowling, Jr.

James DowlingMr. James “Jimmy” Dowling, Jr.
of the Browntown Community in Kingsland, Ga. passed away Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 at St. Vincent’s Community Hospice in Jacksonville, Florida.
Mr. Dowling was born July 2nd, 1967 in St. Marys, Ga. to the late James and Fredda Crews Dowling.
Mr. Dowling was well known and loved throughout the community. He was employed with Keene Exterminating for thirty years and was a valued employee. Mr. Dowling had a kind heart and soul and he was a loving husband, brother, son, and uncle. He will be missed greatly by all that knew and loved him.
Mr. Dowling is survived by his beloved wife, Paphada Tik Dowling of Kingsland, Ga.; his sisters, Darlene (Dale) Carter, Cindy (Danny) Daniels, and Beth (Bill) Soles, all of Kingsland, Ga.; his aunt, Edna (Donnie) Sylvester of Kingsland, Ga,; his nieces and nephews, Erica Carter (and fiancé, Logan Daughtrey), Amanda (Remi) Buttinghausen, Brittany Soles, and Brandon Soles; and his great nephew, RJ Buttinghausen.
Calling hours for Mr. Dowling will be from 6 PM to 8 PM Friday, September 9th, 2016 at Coastal Camden Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 10 AM Saturday, September 10th, 2016 at High Bluff Cemetery in Hoboken, Ga. with Joe McSwain presiding. Honorary Pallbearers will be Doug Benton, Edward Bruce, Robbie Nettles, Michael Benton, Lee Barber, Pat Murray, and Alfred Meunier.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in Mr. Dowling’s name to the Community Hospice.


July 2, 1967 – September 7, 2016

Janice Beatrice Griffin

Janice GriffinMs. Janice Beatrice Griffin, age 59 of Nassau Co., Fl. & Camden County, Ga. passed away on Monday, September 5th. 2016 at the Warner Center of Community Hospice in Fernandina Beach, Fl. surrounded by her family.
Ms. Griffin was born in Folkston, Ga. on August 26th, 1957. She is the daughter of the late, Frances O’Berry & Clyde Allen Crews, I. She loved having her family around and cooking big meals. She was a caregiver, always putting others in front of herself. She loved her kids and grandkids more than anything in the world. She will be greatly missed,
Ms. Griffin is survived by her sons, Edwin &Teresa Griffin of Kingsland, Ga., Jeremy ‘Bubba’ Griffin of Yulee, Fl. and Josh & Tatiana O’Neal of Kingsland, Ga.; her sisters, Maria Lloyd of Folkston, Ga. and April & Johnathan Hickman of St. Marys, Ga.; her grandchildren, Arielle Griffin, Donnie Griffin, Janie Griffin, Brittany Griffin, Katherine Griffin, Isaiah Jackson, Jeremy Griffin, Amber Griffin, Banner Griffin Jr., Bridgette Griffin, Corey Griffin, Kelsey Prefontain, Peyton Griffin, Edwin Griffin Jr., JP O’Neal, Able O’Neal and Alexis O’Neal; her numerous nieces and nephews, and her beloved longtime friend & companion, Paul O’Neal of Yulee, Fl.
Along with her parents, Ms. Griffin joins her husband, Donald “Donnie” Lee Griffin Jr.; her son, Banner Griffin; her sisters, Cathy Crews & Tina Hand; her brothers, Edwin & Allen Crews, and her grandchild, Camden Griffin in Heaven.
A graveside visitation and funeral service will be held from 1-2:50 pm and 3 pm respectively on Thursday, September 8th, 2016 at Colesburg Cemetery in Woodbine, Ga., with Pastor Justin Ray of the Woodbine Missionary Baptist Church presiding.


August 26, 1957 – September 5, 2016