Roy Clayton Murray Reynolds, Jr.

Roy ReynoldsMr. Roy Clayton Murray Reynolds, Jr., age 34 of Brunswick, Ga., passed away unexpectedly Thursday, July 14th, 2016 at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, Ga.

Roy was born July 12th, 1982 in Brunswick, Ga. to Ola Mae Nelson Reynolds and the late Roy Clayton Murray Reynolds, Sr. He attended school in Glynn County and was employed by The Jekyll Island Club Hotel during his high school years. Roy has also been an employee of Sea Pac, Latitude 31, and Moondoggies Pizza. His present employment was with Mallery Street Cafe and Ocean Lodge on St. Simons Island, Ga. Most people remember Roy’s amazing smile and bubbly personality. In his pastime, Roy enjoyed cars, socializing, working, and playing pool. He also made sure people heard and felt his presence. You’d often times hear him saying things like….”It’s me… I’m in the building!”, or say words like “Ma’sad”, sort of mad and sort of sad, as he explained it. His friends and family called these “Royism’s”. Roy was one of the most giving people you’d ever meet and he never hesitated to put his neck on the line for a total stranger. His easy laugh, willingness to give of himself and overall zest for life will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Roy is survived by his mother, Ola Mae Reynolds of Brunswick, Ga., his daughters, Royce Reynolds of Brunswick, Ga., and Kailyn Jade Hamilton of Brunswick, Ga.; his sons, Kaiden Reynolds of Atlanta, Ga., Caleb Thomas and Alijah Reynolds, both of Brunswick, Ga., his sisters, Tiffany Wiley, Katina (Carlos) Pena, Shataria Nelson, and Renesha Reynolds, all of Brunswick, Ga., and Deveny Mosby of Alma, Ga.; and his numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Roy was preceded in passing by his father, Roy Clayton Murray Reynolds, Sr. in 1997.

Calling hours for Mr. Reynolds will be from 6 PM to 9 PM Friday, July 22nd, 2016 at Coastal Camden Funeral Home/ 935 East King Avenue, Kingsland, Ga. Funeral services will be held at 11 am Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 at the Shiloh Baptist Church/ 1221 Egmont Street, Brunswick, Ga. Reverend Dorceil Smiley, Pastor Keith Brinson, Pastor Tony Reynolds, and Minister Birdy Mae Allen will be presiding over the service and the speakers will include Samantha Thompson, James Allen, Renesha Reynolds, Caleb Reynolds and Vernon Guyton.

Pallbearers will be Lance Stuart Williams, I, Lance Stuart Williams, II, Dustin Ballew, Taylor Smith, Jeremy Myrick, Steven Pettway, Anthony Davis, Jason Gibbons, and Kevin Youngblood. Octoria Williams, Stella Hayes, and Sarah Jenkins will be singing.

 

July 12, 1982 – July 14, 2016

Ronald Edward Barbiers

BarbiersMr. Ronald Edward Barbiers, age 71, of Kingsland, GA passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016 at the Senior Care Center in St. Marys, GA.
Mr. Barbiers was born November 19, 1944 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Helen Agnes Trusal. At age 16 he was adopted into the family of Michael Esposito where he attended Catholic school and learned the trade of carpentry from his adopted father. Ron spent his early adult years in Philadelphia working as a carpenter.
In 1983, he moved to Ft. Myers, Florida where he met and married Myrna Minnock on February 13, 1990. In 1991, he and Myrna moved to Hilliard, FL. He described Myrna as his soulmate and the love of his life. They enjoyed nine years together before her death in 1999.
Ron moved to Kingsland, GA in 2003. There he attended First Baptist Church of Kingsland where he developed many endearing friendships. In 2015, Ron made a public profession of his faith in Jesus Christ and received believer’s baptism. Ron was known for his generous heart and willingness to help others. He loved to cook and tend to his variety of Christmas cactuses.
Mr. Barbiers will be greatly missed by his close friends, Michael and Jean Marie Brazell of Kingsland, GA, his church family at First Baptist Church Kingsland, and his neighbors whom he considered friends.
Mr. Barbiers was preceded in passing by his wife, Myrna Minnock Barbiers.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, August 7, at 5 PM in the chapel of First Baptist Church Kingsland, officiated by Dr. Brian Parker, Pastor.

 

November 19, 1944 – July 14, 2016

Joseph Wade Drury

Joseph DruryMr. Joseph Wade Drury, age 63 of Kingsland, Ga. passed away in the late morning hours of Saturday, July 9th, 2016 at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick, Ga.
Mr. Drury was born in Savannah, Ga. on February 13th, 1953. His parents are the late Jimmie Kirkland Drury & Ernest Donovan Drury. Mr. Drury attended high school in Camden County. He later joined the ranks of the US Army in 1973 as a Military Policeman and served in Germany. He was honorably discharged in 1979. After military service, Mr. Drury became a member of Georgia Pacific’s maintenance team. He became their lead maintenance man with 33+ years of service this year until medical issues became too overwhelming. Mr. Drury enjoyed being outdoors. He kept busy on his off time with wood building projects, preforming household repairs or anything that needed mechanical or building attention. He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.
Mr. Drury is survived by his beloved wife of over 24 years, Virginia Drury; his daughter, Ashley Raulerson and her husband, Stuart of Jacksonville, Fl.; his sons, Bobby Hall of Thomasville, Ga. and Wade Drury of Waycross, Ga.; and his grandchildren, Agnes & Audrey Raulerson of Jacksonville, Fl.
Calling hours for the Drury Family will be from 10 to 12 pm on Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 at Coastal Camden Funeral Home in Kingsland, Ga. The funeral services will be held graveside later at 1 pm in Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Marys, Ga. with Pastor Bob Hughes presiding.

 

February 13, 1953 – July 9, 2016

Ulysses Grant Skipper, Sr.

Ulysses G. SkipperMr. U. Grant Skipper, Sr., age 80 of Kingsland, Ga. passed away at his residence on
Sunday, July 3rd,, 2016.
Mr. Skipper was born in Delco, NC on August 7th, 1935. He is the son of the late Daisy Elizabeth Williams & Grover Cleveland Skipper. On January 8th, 1983, Mr. Skipper married the love of his life, Florence Elaine Skipper, which he adored for over 33 years. A true love story people wish and dream to have. He was an outstanding husband and a wonderful father & grandfather. The love for his family was like no other. His loyalty and hard work showed through his family and work ethics.
Mr. Skipper served in the US Army National Guard. He was on active duty from 1954 through 1956, was then transferred into the US Army Reserve readiness forces and received his honorable discharge in 1962. In 1959, he became employed at Kraft Bag in St. Marys, Ga. as a tube machine operator. He worked there for almost 30 years, before taking the position with Gilman Paper Company, in 1988. He worked at Gilman until the mill closed, so he decided to retire. He did help his son Michael with building houses, until the heat became unsafe for his health, but he loved to work. Mr. Skipper had a passion for sports. He went from being a high school football star to a senior softball player, playing into his early 60’s. He also remained an active golfer, until his death. He did love his Georgia Bulldogs and the Atlanta Braves, almost as much as his ice cream at Cracker Barrel lunches with the boys and crew. Mr. Skipper was a sweet and gentle man with a loving soul that couldn’t help leave a mark in your heart. He will be so dearly missed by his family and friends, but especially by his wife.
Mr. Skipper is survived by his beloved wife, Florence Elaine Skipper; his daughter, Nita
Jackson of Kingsland, Ga.; his sons, Skip Skipper & his wife, Laura of St. Johns, Fl., Flip
Skipper & his wife, Dana, Joey Skipper & his wife, Roxie and Michael Jackson, all of Kingsland, Ga.; his sister, Melba Kay Little & her husband, Jerry, of Leland, NC; his brother, William James Skipper & his wife, Sue of Delco, NC; his grandchildren, Liza Porter & her husband, Mike of Jacksonville, Fl., Angela Clark and her husband, Scott of Kingsland, Ga., Dustin Jackson of Tampa, Fl., Tessa Talley & her husband, Paul, Jr. of Kingsland, Ga., Amber Reynolds & her husband, Trey of Yulee, Fl., Kelly Heartly & her husband, David of Kingsland, Ga., Jordan Skipper & her fiancé, Ben of Jacksonville, Fl., Ashley Groover & her husband, Josh of Kingsland, Ga., Ariel Grooms & her husband, Terrance of Kingsland, Ga., Hope Riley & her husband, Charlie of Norfolk, Va. and Scott Ary and his wife, Joni of Perry, Ga; and his 14 great grandchildren.
Along with his parents, Mr. Skipper joins his grandson, Neil Townsend in Heaven.
Calling hours for the Skipper family will be from 6 to 8 PM on Thursday, July 7th, 2016 at Coastal Camden Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 11 AM on Friday, July 8th, 2016 in the Kingsland First Baptist Church new sanctuary in Kingsland, Ga. Honorary pallbearers will be Dalton Clark, Cole Cahill, Booster Kinsey, Pepper Kinsey, Edward Bruce, Paul Talley, Raymond Browning, Lawton Smith, Dick Rowell and Bryan Fewox.
A private burial will be held by the family in NC.
Memorial contributions in Mr. Skipper’s honor can be made to Hospice of the Golden Isles/ 1692 Glynco Parkway/ Brunswick, Ga. 31525.

 

August 7, 1935 – July 3, 2016

Renee Aletta Cooley

Renee CooleyMrs. Renee Aletta Cooley, age 68 of Fernandina Beach, Fl. and Kingsland, Ga. passed Friday, July 1st, 2016 away at the Warner Center in Fernandina Beach, Fl.
Mrs. Cooley was born on December 11th, 1947 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the daughter of the late Shirley Mary Dowd & John Robert Droud, Sr.
Her family says of her, “She was a wonderful mother who doted on her children. She was always one to laugh and joke around. She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.”
Mrs. Cooley is survived by her son, Troy Cooley & his wife, Laura of Fernandina Beach, Fl. her grandchildren, Troy Cooley, Jr. of Jacksonville, Fl. and AE Tyler Cooley of St. Marys, GA.; her sister, Sheila Shehan of Charlotte, NC; and her brother, Bob Droud of Ft. Myers, Fl.
Along with her parents, Mrs. Cooley joins her husband, David M. Cooley and her son, Chad Cooley in Heaven
A visitation will be held from 10 to 11 am Thursday, July 7th, 2016 in the Woods-Wainwright Chapel in Coastal Camden Funeral Home with funeral services following at 11 am. Interment will follow the service in Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Marys, Ga.
Memorial contributions in Mrs. Cooley’s honor may be made to the American Cancer Society at 3011 Hampton Ave, Suite 361/ Brunswick, Georgia 31520.

December 11, 1947 – July 1, 2016

Kristen Renee Brann

BrannMrs. Kristen Renee’ Brann, age 45 of Kingsland, Ga. passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 18th, 2016 at her residence.

Mrs. Brann was born at Ft. Benning, Ga. on October 16th, 1970. She is the daughter of Susan Darling & Dwight R. Westmore. Her family shared of her that Kristen had a beautiful soul. She was a loving and caring person. She always saw the best in everyone. She was selfless; no matter who you were. If you needed help, she would do whatever she could to make sure everything was okay. She was a nurturer and not only was she a great mother to her own children, she was known as “Mom” to all of their friends, too. She will be greatly missed by all that loved and knew her.

Mrs. Brann is survived by her beloved husband, Keith E. Brann; her son, Kyler Brann & his wife, Shylia of Mobile, Al.; her mother, Susan D. Westmore of Eloy, Az.; her father, Dwight R. Westmore & his wife, Patricia of Butternut, Wi.; her sisters, Tamara Westmore of Denver, Co. & Danielle Westmore-Ward of Chicago, Il,; and her grandchildren, Nicholas Braidyn Brann & Karsen Lane Brann.

Mrs. Brann was preceded in passing by her daughter, Kaytlynn Renee’ Brann in 2013 and her step-mom, Vicky Lynn Westmore.

Calling hours for the Brann family will be held from 5 to 6 PM, Friday, June 24th, 2016 at Coastal Camden Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin there after the visitation at 6 P.M.

 

October 16, 1970 – June 18, 2016

Almetta Outen Ghent

Mrs. Almetta Outen Ghent, 74, formerly of Lancaster, widow of Heyward Shermon Ghent, passed away Monday, June 13, 2016.  She was born November 18, 1941 in Kershaw, a daughter of the late Walter Coleman Outen and Eula Matilda Catoe Outen. Mrs. Ghent was a member of Catawba Baptist Church. She was a loving mother and grandmother. Mrs. Ghent loved to fish, sing, work in her yard, garden and working with her flowers. She enjoyed watching NASCAR races and television, but most of all she loved spending time with her family and friends.

A service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Ghent will be held Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 1 pm at Lancaster Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will be in the Lancaster Memorial Park.

Mrs. Ghent is survived by a son, Shermon H. Ghent and his wife Crystal of Lancaster; two daughters, Robbie Self Wright and her husband Ricky of Lancaster and Sherry Ghent Kelly and her husband Mike of Kingsland, GA; nine grandchildren, Jeff Wright, Wendy Pate, Amber Kelly, Michael Kelly, Victoria Kelly, Tiffany Ghent, Kimberly Ghent, Heather Ghent and Haley Ghent; five great-grandchildren, Wyatt Pate, Little Mike Pate, Lee Pate, Tabitha Wright and Lillian Grace Wright; and two great-great grandchildren, Logan Pate and Nevaeh Pate. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Richard Outen. Edward Outen and Walter Outen; and three sisters, Vivian Lucas, Mary Anne Outen and Annie Ruth Outen.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, June 17, 2016 at Lancaster Funeral Home and other times at the home of Shermon and Crystal Ghent.

Notes to the family may be made at http://www.lancasterfuneralhome.com.