Dorothy Mae Monak

coverMs. Dorothy Mae Jarrett Monak, age 76 of the Temple Church Road Community in Kingsland, GA passed away in the early morning hours of Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick, GA.
Ms. Monak was born on August 27th, 1940 in Holtville, AL to the late Ernest Jarrett and Dixie Pauline Letlow.
Her family said of her, Dorothy went to nursing school to work at the hospital in Florida helping young girls giving birth. She then went on to work for Fathers Percell working with exceptional children and working with children with physical disabilities. Finally she retired with Rheem manufacturing company. She was a wonderful “Nanny” to her grandkids that she just adored and spoiled to death. I never knew of anyone that didn’t like my mother for she was the most loving and giving person in the world with a heart of GOLD! She was not prejudice in any way at all for she had friends of all races. The people that worked with her for years will tell you this. She raised other children as well over the years and loved them as her own. After losing her husband at the age of 27, “Victim” from the Thiokol explosion in 1971, to raising my brother and I by herself. She was a wonderful mother, best-friend, wife, sister, friend, aunt that will be missed so very much. My mother was loved by everyone, an Angel from heaven, who is in Paradise now with her savior Jesus Christ. There will never be a day that goes by that we won’t miss our little Angel, Dottie.
Ms. Monak is survived by her daughter, Terria Monay of Kingsland, GA; her son, Ricky Culver of Kingsland, GA; her sister, Peggy Ann Lewis of Richmond Hill, GA; her brothers, Charles Jarrett and Donald Lee Jarrett, both of Kingsland, GA; and her grandchildren, Brittany Renae` Largen (Jeremy) of Shelbyville, KY and Darrell Paul Puckett of Montgomery, AL.
Besides her parents, Ms. Monak joins her husband, Charles Thomas Monak in Heaven.
Calling hours for Ms. Monak will be from 3 pm – until last friends and family arrive on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 in the Woods-Wainwright Chapel of Coastal Camden Funeral Home in Kingsland, GA.

August 27, 1940 – February 15, 2017

Beverlee “Bev” Janet Buenning

coverMrs. Beverlee “Bev” Janet Buenning, age 73 of the Caney Place community in Kingsland, GA passed away on the late afternoon of Monday, February 13th, 2017, at St. Vincent’s Hospital Riverside in Jacksonville, FL.
Mrs. Buenning, the daughter of the late Ernest Charles & Mabel Elvy Florell Olson was born in Watertown, South Dakota on May 13th, 1943.
Bev grew up on a farm near Lake Norden, South Dakota and attended school at Bethel College and South Dakota State University where she earned her Master’s in Home Economics. She taught classes at Beresford and Brandon Valley South Dakota high schools. During this time, she met her husband, Lester who was attending seminary. They were married on March 26th, 1970. Bev’s greatest joy and satisfaction was raising their son, Brice, and working with Les at churches in South Dakota, Kansas, and North Dakota. Bev’s boundless gifts of hospitality, creativity, and sharing spirit touched many lives. Her much loved caramel cinnamon rolls were evidence of that gift. Bev devoted her time to teaching others through Women’s Missionary Fellowship, Sunday School, and Children’s Church. She left a musical legacy as church organist and piano teacher. Bev was also a skilled seamstress making many of her family’s clothes, including her wedding dress, men’s dress shirts, and suits. When Bev returned to work outside the home at Northwest Fabrics and Crafts in Fargo, North Dakota, Pampered Chef, and the local food bank provided an opportunity for working in areas that she always enjoyed. She will be missed greatly by her family and friends.
Mrs. Buenning is survived by her beloved husband, Les Buenning of Kingsland, GA.; her son, Brice & his wife, Tammy Buenning of Yokosuka, Japan; her sister, Lois & her husband, Maynard Hughes of Bradenton, Fl.; her brother, Roger & his wife, June Olson of Aitkin, MN.; her grandchildren, Michaela & her husband, Judah Hawthorne of Prescott Valley, AZ and Olivia Buenning of Yokosuka Japan and their seven nieces.
Beverlee joins her parents and her great granddaughter, Emerson Grace Hawthorne in Heaven.
A celebration of Mrs. Buenning’s life will be held at 3 pm on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at Point Peter Baptist Church with Pastor Doug Gibson officiating.

May 13, 1943 – February 13, 2017

Carnell Smith, Jr.

smithMr. Carnell Smith, Jr., age 61 of St. Marys, Ga. passed away unexpectedly in the late morning of Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 at South East Georgia Health System is St. Marys, Ga.

Mr. Smith was born in Folkston, Ga. on September 19th, 1955. He is the son of the late Carnell Smith, Sr. and Vivian L. Wise Smith. Carnell grew up in Camden County and attended Camden County High School. He later became a paper machine operator at Gilman Paper Company in St. Marys for 20 + years.  His family said of him’” He was a beloved father, son, brother and uncle. As a young boy, he had a love for swimming and was a member of the swim team for many years growing up. He had a wonderful sense of humor. He always had the best stories to tell and would have you laughing until your sides hurt. He was a fantastic listener and always had the best advice. He loved his children and grandchildren dearly, all of whom he had special nicknames for from the time they were born. He enjoyed watching football and baseball. He was a proud GA Bulldog and Atlanta Braves fan. He is going to be terribly missed by all that knew and loved him.”

Mr. Smith is survived by his mother, Vivian L. Smith of St. Marys, Ga., his daughters, Jennifer (Wade) Sweat of St. Marys, Ga., Joylynn Smith of Jacksonville. Fl. and Breanna Smith of Kingsland, Ga.; his son, Josh Smith of Jacksonville, Fl.; his sisters, Donna Thomas and Lynn Panzone, both of St. Marys, Ga.; his grandchildren, Heather (Jamie) Stanley, John Sweat and Haley Sweat all of St. Marys, Ga.; his nephew, Chad (Heather) Jones of St. Marys; his nieces, Christena Panzone of Brunswick, Ga. and Maghan (John) Jacobs of Kingsland, Georgia’s Browntown community; a host of other nieces, nephews and cousins.

An informal interment for Mr. Smith will be held at 1 PM Saturday, February 18th, 2017 at Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Marys, Georgia. 

September 19, 1955 – February 1, 2017



Lucy Matilda Horne


Ms. Lucy Matilda Carter Horne, age 83 of Kingsland, GA, passed away on the evening of Monday, January 23rd, 2017 at the Southeast Georgia Health System in St. Marys, GA.

Ms. Horne was born July 16th, 1933 in Waycross, GA to the late Russell Carter, Sr. and Cora Lee Miller Carter.

Her family said of her “Lucy was a devoted wife and mother of four children who adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She never met a stranger and never turned anyone away from her home or kitchen table. Lucy was always one to attend church and loved to teach her family and others about God. Her love for God and life lived throughout anyone and everyone she ever met. Her one true goal in life was to put everyone before herself. She would always say “I love you, Sug” and ask you to come back soon. She would thank you for everything, even when you’ve done nothing at all. She was always referred to as a true southern belle. Romans 8:28 – And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. How else would you describe the most perfect woman in the world?” She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.

Ms. Horne is survived by her daughters, Wanda Ovshak of Kingsland, GA. and Glenda Wynn(Curran) of Blackshear, GA; her sons, Dennis (Ann) Horne and Don (Kimberly) Horne all of Kingsland, GA; her sisters, Ann Mangham, Dot Sams, Carol Hall and sister in law, Willa Mae (Darrell) Dyal; her grandchildren, Hacie (Robbie) Bladen, Deedee (Chris) Carter, Brandon (Cecily) Horne, Carl (Monica) Horne, Jr., Tyler (Stephanie) Horne, Balaam (Hailey) Horne; her great-grandchildren,  Baylee and Rylan Bladen, Aaliyah Grace, Olivia June, Mason, Kenzie, Karleigh, and Londyn Horne.

Besides her parents, Ms. Horne joins her husband of 60 years, Carl Randolph Horne, her sister, Pauline Tyson; her brothers, James, Eugene, Edward, Junior, Ostar, R.L., and Kenneth Carter; and her grandchildren, Kori Wynn and Christopher Horne in Heaven.

Calling hours for the Horne Family will be from 6 to 8 pm Friday, January 27th, 2017 at the Harbor Worship Center in Kingsland, GA. Funeral Services will begin at 10 am Saturday, January 28th, 2017 at the Harbor Worship Center with Pastor Mike Sanes presiding. Wendell Ward will also be speaking. Pallbearers will be Brandon, Tyler, Balaam, Carl Jr., Rylan and Jacob. Interment will follow at Colesburg Cemetery in Woodbine, GA.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in Ms. Horne’s name to the American Cancer Society/ PO Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123, 1-800-277-2345.

July 16, 1933 – January 23, 2017


Kenneth Victor Hanshaw

photoscan-64Mr. Kenneth Victor Hanshaw, age 75 of Woodbine, passed away January 16th, 2017 at the Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick, Ga.
Mr. Hanshaw was born on January 6th, 1942 in Rochester, Pennsylvania to the late Everett and Helen Hanshaw.
He graduated high school in 1959 and joined the United States Navy, serving his country for 4 years. After serving in the Navy, Mr. Hanshaw started working at Pittsburg Bridge & Iron Company as a welder and remained there for 25 years. Then he went to work with Kasgro Rail Road for 10 years. Mr. Hanshaw was a very devoted member of the College Hill Methodist Church in Pennsylvania before moving down south to Georgia. For the last 12 years, Mr. Hanshaw has worked at Wal-Mart in St. Marys, Ga. Mr. Hanshaw was a hard worker his entire life. He will be missed greatly by his family and friends.
Mr. Hanshaw is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Dae Onna April Hanshaw of Woodbine, GA.; his sons, John (Tina) Hanshaw of Beaver Falls, PA and Matthew (Katee) Hanshaw of Kingsland, GA.; his grandchildren, Jade and Chaz, both of Kingsland, GA, Patrick, Brook, and Page, all of Beaver Falls, PA.; his step-grandchildren, Katelynn, Jayden, and Bobbie Lee; his great-grandson, Eli; and his nephew, Butch (Diane) Hanshaw of Yulee, FL.
Besides his parents, Mr. Hanshaw joins his brothers, Franklin “Bud” Hanshaw, Robert Hanshaw, James Hanshaw, John William Coleman, and Paul Hanshaw in Heaven.
Calling hours for Mr. Hanshaw will be from 12 pm to 1 pm Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at the funeral home. Services will follow at 1 pm with Pastor Steve Bishop presiding.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in Mr. Hanshaw’s honor to the SEGA Community Church.

January 6, 1942 – January 16, 2017

Betty Ribbon Strickland

photoscan-8Mrs. Betty Ribbon Strickland, age 76 of Woodbine, Ga. passed away in the early morning hours of Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 at Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick, Ga.

Mrs. Strickland was born in Camden County, Ga. in White Oak on February 25th, 1940. She is the daughter of the late Miney & Mary Ellen Miller Ribbon.

Mrs. Strickland was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was always there when to listen and loved to talk to everyone. In her younger days she enjoyed dancing and having a good time with friends and family. She was a very strong woman who had been through a lot in her lifetime. Her house was always neat and tidy and you could practically eat off of her floor. When she wasn’t taking care of her family or cleaning the house, she would go shopping. She loved her family more than anything and they loved her just as much. She will be missed greatly by those who knew and loved her.

Mrs. Strickland is survived by her beloved husband of over 61 years, George Thomas Strickland; her daughters & their husbands, Debbie & Joe Daniels of Waynesville, Ga., Cindy & Dale Drury of White Oak, Ga. and Cheryl & David Tomlinson of Waycross, Ga.; her brother, Norris Ribbon of Nahunta, Ga.; her half-sisters, Libby Hagen and Pam Hendrix both of Brantley County; her 8 grandchildren and 7 great- grandchildren.

Along with her parents, Mrs. Strickland joins her son, Tommy Strickland, her brothers, Albert and Melvin Ribbon and half-brothers, Marty and George “Hot shot” Ammons in Heaven.

Graveside services for Mrs. Strickland will be held at 11 am, Friday, January 13th, 2017 at Homeward Cemetery on Hwy 110 in Waverly, Ga. with Pastor Eddie Rawls presiding.

February 25, 1940 – January 11, 2017