Jeremy David DeWolf

Mr. Jeremy David DeWolf, age 40, of Brunswick, GA passed away unexpectedly Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at the Southeast Georgia Health System in St. Marys, GA.

Mr. DeWolf was born on June 3rd, 1976 in Garden City, Michigan to Eric James and Gail Lynn DeWolf.

Along with his parents, Mr. DeWolf is also survived by his sons, Tyler and Cameron DeWolf, both of Brunswick, GA; his sister, Melissa Seman (Randy) of Burton, MI; his brother William Dodd IV of Burton, MI; and his fiancé, Becky Daniels of Brunswick, GA.

Memorial services will be held at 11 am on Friday, May 12th, 2017 in the New Day Christian Fellowship at 6041 New Jesup Highway, Brunswick, Ga. 31523.

June 3, 1976 – May 6, 2017

Robert “Bob” Carr Griggs

Mr. Robert “Bob” Carr Griggs, age 64, passed away Sunday, April 16th, 2017 at his home in Kingsland, GA.

Mr. Griggs was born November 26th, 1952 in Newport News, Virginia to the late Joseph Lee and Emma Carr Griggs. His family said of him, “Bob was a man of few words, but when he spoke everyone listened. He was devoted to his wife of 40 years, and was ever supportive and dedicated to the happiness of his 3 daughters. The love of his grandchildren brought more smiles than we knew he had.” He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Mr. Griggs is survived by his beloved wife, Carolyn Griggs; his daughters, Amy (Ralph) Melton and Kathy Yarborough, all of Kingsland, GA and Stephanie Griggs of Atlanta, GA; his grandchildren, Mackenzie Melton, Madison Melton, and AJ Yarborough; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides his parents, Mr. Griggs joins his sister, Shanna Lee Griggs Richardson and grandson, Luke Allen Yarborough in Heaven.

Calling hours for the Griggs Family will be from 6 pm to 8 pm Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at Coastal Camden Funeral Home. A service will be at 11 am Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at Kingsland First Baptist Church with Pastor Brian Parker presiding. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Marys, GA. Todd Richardson, WC Turner, Robert Birt, Marc Wainright, Matthew Turner, and Jason Helman will serve as Pallbearers. AJ Yarborough will serve as an Honorary Pallbearer.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Griggs’ honor to the Wolfson’s Childrens Hospital/ https://foundation.baptistjax.com/wchgive.

November 26, 1952 – April 16, 2017

Karen Louise Millard

Mrs. Karen Louise Millard, age 69 of Kingsland, Ga. passed away on the evening of Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at the NE Florida Community Hospice Morris Center on the UF Health campus in Jacksonville, Fl.

Mrs. Millard was born on July 23rd, 1947 in Bremerton, Washington. She is the daughter of the late Walt Northway and Marie Northway-Blocker. Karen was raised in Santa Monica, CA.  She loved the beach, playing volleyball, hanging out on the pier, and dancing with friends.  Karen loved music and some of her favorite songs came from The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Beach Boys and Elvis.  She returned to Washington State as a young adult, met and married her husband Larry and started a family.  Karen loved baking cherry pies and oatmeal cookies for family and friends.  A devoted daughter, mother, sister, she enjoyed planning family gatherings and sharing stories….. She always had a story to share. They returned to sunny California to finish raising their family, in what is now Santa Clarita Valley. When the children were old enough, Karen entered the work force as a staffing coordinator for Able Nurses in the early 80’s.  She never lost sight of the most important people in her life and continued to encourage family gatherings, camping, picnicking, and of course beach trips. Later, she became a member of the Red Hats Society and loved tending to her roses and garden.   After moving to Camden County, Georgia to be closer to her grandchildren, she attended Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church and joined the St. Marys Senior Center where she enjoyed the simple pleasures of chatting with friends and playing Mahjong.   Karen also loved cruising in their 1952 Chevy and going to car shows. Her greatest joys were seeing her grandchildren Delon, Josh, Danja, Sean, Ryan, Amelia, Paula & Joy and spending time with them at every opportunity. Despite the distance between her and some of the grandchildren, Karen loved to talk about each of them often and share her memories.

Besides her parents, Karen will be reunited with her beloved Aunt Pauline in Heaven.

Mrs. Millard is survived by her beloved husband, Lawrence G. Millard; her children, Floyd (Ruthie) Barber of Ft. Collins, Co., Resa (Michael) Creo of Kingsland, Ga., Dave Millard of Grover Beach, Ca., Rosemarie Millard of Kingsland, Ga. and Larry Millard of Snake River, Or.; her grandchildren, Delon & Danja Barber, Joshua, Sean & Amelia Creo and Ryan, Paula & Joy Millard; her sisters, Loretta Pederson of Woodinville, Wa., Charlotte (Bill) Smith, Ina (Greg) Jones & Edra Riggins all of Port Orchard, Wa.; her uncle, Rev. Brother Charles Avendano of New Orleans, La.; and several nieces & nephews.

Calling hours for the Millard family will be from 5 to 7 pm Friday, April 14th, 2017 at Coastal Camden Funeral Home.

The family requests tribute donations be made to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation at http://ww5.komen.org/GetInvolved/Donate/MemorialsandTributes/MemorialTributes.html

July 23, 1947 – April 8, 2017

 

Joyce Ann Garcia

Mrs. Joyce Ann Garcia, age 77 of Kingsland, Ga. went to her heavenly home on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at the Senior Care Center of St. Marys, in St. Marys, Ga.
Mrs. Garcia was born on January 5th, 1940 in Passaic, New Jersey. Mrs. Garcia is the daughter of the late Anna Conklin and George Kupp. She graduated from Lakewood High School in the spring of 1957 and began to raise a family of six children from 1959 thru 1987. During this time she realized that she needed to further her education in order to pursue her goals and dreams. It’s during this time that she obtained her nursing degree from Ocean County College and was employed by the Kimball Medical Center in Lakewood, New Jersey. She moved to Georgia in January of 2001, after retiring from a 30 year nursing career in New Jersey, as she wanted to be closer to some of her children and grandchildren. During the next 16 years she would was involved in the community by participating in various clubs and organizations, such as the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, the Satilla Quilters and Camden Quilters Guild, the PSA Water Aquatics and various activities within First Baptist Church of Kingsland. While serving at First Baptist Church of Kingsland, she helped and mentored ladies of the church in sewing and quilting. She also took painting classes from a local painting teacher to develop her skills as a painter, and did numerous painting while living at SCCSM. A patient friend of hers at SCCSM shared “I saw Joyce every day from the end of November to February 10th , when my husband was in the convalescent center. She was always ready with a greeting and happy to see you. She looked after Sandy and watched if he didn’t eat. She also checked on him when he was there in March of 2016. I will miss Joyce a whole lot, as she was always cheerful. Our prayers for the family. She kept it together.” Mrs. Garcia will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.
Mrs. Garcia is survived by her children, Cynthia Ann (Dennis, Sr.) Jorgenson of Alburtis, Pa., Thomas (Lynda) Staub Sr. of Kingsland, Ga., Frederick Albert (Ann) Staub of Howell, NJ, Kimberly Victoria (Regis) Cunningham of Fort Collins, Co., Paul Wentworth (Susan) Stephenson of Brick, NJ, Perry Myron Stephenson of Toms River, NJ and Tony (Tammy) Garcia of Jackson, NJ; her eleven grandchildren, one great grandchild; and her brother, Robert Kupp of Lakewood, NJ.
Along with her parents, Mrs. Garcia was preceded in passing by her husbands, Albert C. Garcia, Frederick Staub and Paul Stephenson.
Memorial services for Mrs. Garcia will be held at 6:30 PM on Monday April 17, 2017 at Kingsland First Baptist Church in Kingsland, GA, with Pastor Vernon Dillingham presiding.
The family requests any floral arrangements be live plant or dish gardens.

January 5, 1940 – April 8, 2017

Rev. Lester “Les” Allen Buenning

Rev. Lester ‘Les’ Allen Buenning, age 73 of Kingsland, Ga. passed away in the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 at Oceanside Health and Rehabilitation Center on Tybee Island, GA.

Rev. Buenning was born on November 1st, 1943 in Cherokee, Oklahoma. He was the son of the late Rev. Elmer Arvil and Helen Janette Thayer Buenning. Les grew up in several communities in the Midwest, graduating from high school in Parkston, South Dakota, and college in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. During this time, he met his wife, Beverlee Olson, who was teaching at a local high school. They were married on March 26th, 1970 and their son, Brice was born the next year.  Les completed his formal education in 1973 at the North American Baptist Seminary in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Les served as pastor at Strasburg Baptist Church in Marion, Kansas, West Fargo Baptist Church in West Fargo, North Dakota, and at McClusky Baptist Church in McClusky, North Dakota. He enjoyed gardening, solving brainteasers, wood puzzles and sharing his woodworking talents, making and repairing furniture and cabinetry.  Hundreds of designs cut on a scroll saw have graced many a Christmas tree, wedding table, and living room walls over the years. Of his many wood projects, the greatest gratification was seeing his granddaughter, Olivia in her one of a kind cradle.  He had a great passion was gospel music and was a member of several gospel quartets, including The Calvary Four, where his rich tenor voice blended into four-part harmonies.  He was also known among friends and family for his thoughtful remembrances of holidays, birthdays, and anniversaries, calling to wish them joy of the day.  His kindhearted presence will be missed in their lives.

Rev. Buenning is survived by his son, Brice and his wife, Tammy Buenning of Yokosuka, Japan; his sister, Laura S. Buenning Thayer and her husband, Patrick Royer of Knoxville, TN; his brother, Fred H. Buenning and his wife, Rosemary Doerner of Lakewood, CO; his brother-in-law, Phil Watson of Abilene, KS; his grandchildren, Michaela and her husband, Judah Hawthorne of Prescott Valley, AZ and Olivia Buenning of Yokosuka, Japan; and seven nieces.

Because he made a decision for Jesus, Les joins his parents, his beloved wife, Bev, his great granddaughter, Emerson Grace Hawthorne and his sister, Jane Watson in Heaven.

A celebration of Rev. Buenning’s life will be held at 4 pm on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at Point Peter Baptist Church in St. Marys, GA with Pastor Doug Gibson officiating.

At the family’s request, please in lieu of flowers, donate to The Gideon’s International at https://www2.gideons.org.

November 1, 1943 – March 28, 2017

 

 

Ray Windel Ward, Sr.

Mr. Ray Windel Ward, Sr., age 76, of Kingsland, GA went to be with the Lord on the afternoon of Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick, GA.

Mr. Ward was born on July 29th, 1940 in Hazelhurst, GA to the late James and Addie Ward.

Mr. Ward graduated from Savannah High School. After high school, he served his country in the US Coast Guard.  He was an avid Atlanta Braves fan. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing and being outdoors. He loved his family & friends especially Arron Kirkland, who stood by his side. His grandchildren and great grandchildren made his day. He loved his church, The Harbor Worship Center and enjoyed posting Morning Seed from the Harbor Worship Center Sower. He will be missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Mr. Ward is survived by his sons, Windel (Gina) Ward of Kingsland, GA, Nicky (Kay) Powell of Rincon, GA, Jay (Nancy) Powell of Columbus, GA and Terry Powell of Brunswick, GA; his son in law Wayne Pinegar of Donaldsonville, GA; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and his former wives, Diane Bruce Rowland and Johnny Ward.

Besides his parents, Mr. Ward joins his daughters, Dianna Larae Ward Pinegar and Maryann Powell, his son, Henry Buddy Powell; his sister, Ernestine Johnson; and his brothers, Virgil, Paul, and Frankie Ward in Heaven.

A memorial service for Mr. Ward will be held at 6 PM Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at the Harbor Worship Center in Kingsland, GA with Pastor Josh Cribbs presiding.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Ward’s honor to the Harbor Worship Center/ www.harborwc.com/online-giving/ or 140 Colerain Road Kingsland, GA 31548.

June 29, 1940 – March 25, 2017

John Lloyd Davis, Jr.

Mr. John Lloyd Davis, Jr. passed away on Friday, March 10th, 2017 from heart failure at his home in Kingsland, GA.

John L. was born on November 17th, 1955 in Waycross, Georgia to Della Davis and the late John Lloyd Davis, Sr. He grew up and attended schools in Waycross and Ware County. After moving to Brunswick, Ga, for a few years, he moved to Kingsland, where he lived for the remainder of his life.

John L. left this life as he had lived it, quietly at home with his mom to whom he had devoted his life as a caregiver. He will be remembered for his kind heart, gentle spirit and quick wit. He loved his family and enjoyed making them laugh. Indeed, laughter was his gift and he shared generously with all who knew him.

He is survived by his mother, Della Chaney Davis; his brother, Wesley N. (Linda) Davis of Brunswick, Ga; his sisters, Joyce Davis (Roy) Versele of St. Marys, Ga. and Juanita Davis (Chuck) Clark of Woodbine, Ga.; his four nieces, Shona Davis (Jeff) Crozier and family of Pinnacle, NC, Sara Clark, Lindsey Clark, and Hannah Clark of Woodbine, Ga.; his two nephews, Dr. Wes (Michele) Davis and family of Anderson, SC and Robert (Carolyn) Versele and family of Atlanta, Ga; and his dear friend, Rose Webster of Kingsland, Ga.

Besides his father, John L. was preceded in passing by his paternal grandparents, Avner and Nora Davis and maternal grandparents, Harmon and Margaret Chaney.

John L.’s family will honor his life in a memorial service at a later date.

“Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word.” Luke 2:29.

November 17, 1955 – March 10, 2017