Bernard Joseph “Joe” Ribley

It is with great sadness that the family of Bernard Joseph “Joe” Ribley announces his passing after a long illness of heart problems. Joe passed away on September 9th, 2017 at the age of 73 at Baptist Health Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida.

Joe was born March 9th, 1944 in Lima, Ohio to the late Bernard and Maxine Ribley.

Joe retired from the US Navy after 20 years of service. He worked at James Rivers in St. Marys, Georgia for 10 years. Joe loved spending time with family and friends and had a passion for wood working, fishing and hunting.

Joe will be lovingly remembered and missed by his wife, Debbie of 33 years; his children, Scott (Jody) Ribley of Ohio, Mark Ribley of Ohio, Brett (Theresa) Ribley of Indiana, Mindy (Gene) Murray of Woodbine, Ga.; his 8 grandchildren; his 6 great-grandchildren; his sisters, Alice Suennen of Ohio, and Cheryl (Steve) Briggs of Lima, Ohio; his brother, Doug Ribley of Lima, Ohio; his brothers in law, Robert (Sharon) Hamlin of Kingsland, Ga. and Frank Harris of Folkston, Ga.; and his numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family and dear friends.

Calling hours for the family and friends of Mr. Ribley will be from 10 am to 11:15 am on Sunday, September 17th, 2017 at Coastal Camden Funeral Home in Kingsland, Ga. A funeral service will follow at 11:30 am at the funeral home. Interment will be held at Homeland Cemetery, 152 Yankee Forest Drive in Folkston, Ga, 31537. Pallbearers will be Jordan Foddrell, Robbie Hamlin, Dustin Howard, Larry Jackson, Zac Clark, and Tommy Davis. Robert Hamlin, Frank Harris, and Daylin Howard will service as Honorary Pallbearers.

March 9, 1944 – September 9, 2017

Beth Susan Klepp Harstvedt

Ms. Beth Susan Harstvedt, age 58 passed away in the early morning hours of Friday, September 8th, 2017 at South East Georgia Health System in St. Marys, Ga.

Ms. Harstvedt was born on April 15th, 1959 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is the daughter of the late Herman & Audrey A. LaFond Klepp.

Her sons said of her, “All that knew her realized how strong and hardworking she was, living for her two sons whom she raised on her own and sacrificed everything for. Regardless what was going on she never missed a sports game or important school ceremony. Truly dependable and selfless mother! Phenomenal cook by reputation; which she loved to do. Her favorite was cooking for her biggest critics; her boys.  She would help almost anybody that she could even if she had to sacrifice for herself! Often helping those who weren’t always there for her, she was the true meaning of selflessness. With a warm and caring personality, she will forever be remembered.

Ms. Harstvedt is survived by her two sons, Ricky Harstvedt of St. Marys, Ga. and Dennis Leisten of Wisconsin; her sisters, Robin Mahnke & Michelle Alexander, and her brother, Scott Klepp all of Wisconsin.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at the funeral home.


April 15, 1959 – September 8, 2017

Sherry Elizabeth Ballard

Ms. Sherry Elizabeth Ballard, age 48 of St. Marys, Ga., passed away the morning of Monday, September 4th, 2017 at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick, Ga.

Ms. Ballard was born in Brooklyn, NY on July 29th, 1969 to Charlene Brown. Her family shared “Sherry was a well known and loved person in the community. Everywhere she went, even if it was out of town, she knew somebody. She was known for her generosity and heart. One of her favorite things to do was arts & crafts and decorating. In addition, she loved watching her sons play sports. Her three sons were her life and she would always enjoy telling friends about them. She worked at the Salvation Army for many years, where she would become acquainted with the community.” Her fiancé, Mitch Quinn added “Sherry was the most unique person I knew and was truly beautiful inside and out. She was a shining star that dimmed out too soon. Around Camden County, Jacksonville, and Brunswick, she would always run into someone she knew. She was very happy to see them. Sherry seemed to be liked by so many people. Sherry is in a much better place now. No more pain, medication, treatments and surgeries. The 16 years we were together were some of the happiest times of my life. That time passed way too quickly. As Lord Alfred Tennyson wrote, ‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” I would never have traded our love for anything in this world. Rest my beauty.” She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.

Ms. Ballard is survived by her sons, James Ballard, Andrew Ballard, and Dustin Ballard, all of St. Marys, Ga.; her mother, Charlene Brown of Woonsocket, RI; her brother in law, Bill (Rosemarie) Ballard of North Carolina; and her fiancé, Mitch Quinn of St. Marys, Ga.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am Friday, September 8th, 2017 at the funeral home with Pastor Tom Jones presiding.

July 29, 1969 – September 4, 2017

Bonnie Elaine Unangst

Mrs. Bonnie Elaine Unangst, age 58 of St. Marys, Ga. passed away in the early morning hours of Friday, September 1st, 2017 at Southeast Georgia Health System in St. Marys, Ga.

Mrs. Unangst was born on November 28th, 1958 in Griffin, Ga. She is the daughter of Byron Brown and the late Marvina Taylor Miller.

Her husband, Jim, said of her, “Bonnie’s life was a good life. Her journey through this life was to put a smile on everybody’s faces. She was a waitress and a people person. Her classmates knew her was Bonnie Brown the Class Clown and her daddy called her Bonnie B. She was a Holy Ghost filled woman, feared God and loved Jesus. Every day she woke up, I would hear her say, thank you Father for another day. She was always looking out for the well-being of others. She loved her family, her dogs, Buddy Love Taylor, Sheeba, Cammy. My wife of 40 years as of August 13th, my best friend, my help-meet, mother of my children, grandmother to our grandchildren. We will miss her, but if we stay faithful to God, we will see her again. On September 1st, Jesus came by and said come with me Ms. Bonnie, it is time, Heaven awaits. We will love and miss you.”

Mrs. Unangst is survived by her beloved husband of 40 years, James “Jim” Unangst; her sons, Stanley Unangst of St. Marys, Ga., Stephen (Elizabeth) Unangst of Woodbine, Ga. and Stewart Unangst of Locust Grove, Ga.; her sister, Beth (Darryl) Griffis of Kingsland, Ga.; her brothers, Bradley Brown of Kingsland, Ga. and Chuck Standard of McDonough, Ga.; her grandchildren, Kara Ferguson of Zebulon, Ga. and Gaje Unangst of Woodbine, Ga. ;her father, Byron Brown (Jean) of Griffin, Ga.; her mother in law, Juanita Taylor of Folkston, Ga. and a host of nieces, nephews and other extended family.

Calling hours for the Unangst family will be from 7 to 9 pm on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 at Coastal Camden Funeral Home in Kingsland, Ga. A graveside service will be held at 2 pm Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 in Locust Grove City Cemetery in Locust Grove, Ga. with Rev. Samuel Latta presiding. Pallbearers will be her sons, Stanley, Stephen & Stewart Unangst and her brothers, Bradley Brown and Chuck Standard.

November 28, 1958 – September 1, 2017

Vicky Ann Bruce

Mrs. Vicky Ann Bruce, age 59 of Kingsland, Ga. passed away in the early morning hours of Thursday, August 24th, 2017 at Baptist Health in Jacksonville, Fl.

Mrs. Bruce was born February 7th, 1958 in Brunswick, Ga. to Margaret Jewel McCallum and the late Billy Dean Dew.

Vicky’s life would seem too short to many, but the years she walked this earth she made the most of every minute. She was a woman of strong faith and someone who showed love to all who knew her. She was the most giving, caring, unselfish person most would know. She made people see the good in themselves and to believe they could do and be anything they wanted to be. Time with her family, especially her 2 grandchildren (Connor & Skylar) is what she treasured most in life. She was a terrific wife, wonderful mom, fun mimi, and a true friend which will be missed by all. She was a blessing to all of those who knew her.

Mrs. Bruce is survived by her beloved husband, Cyril Lang Bruce of Kingsland, Ga.; her daughter, Tiffany (Brent) Evans of Fernandina Beach, Fl.; her sisters, Robin (Alan) Young of Fernandina Beach, Fl. and Christie (Ben) Musgrove of Middleburg, Fl.; her grandchildren, Connor and Skylar Evans; her nieces, Taylor (Ben) Rambow and Sierra Dixon along with several other nieces and nephews; and her dog, Dolleye.

Calling hours for the Bruce family will be from 5 pm to 7 pm Sunday, August 27th, 2017 at Coastal Camden Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 11 am Monday, August 28th, 2017 in the Old Sanctuary of the Kingsland First United Methodist Church with Pastor Paul Dupree and Pastor Devon Shultz presiding. Interment will follow at Lawnwood Cemetery in Kingsland, Ga. Pallbearers will be Brent Evans, Edward Bruce, Cameron Bruce, Flip Skipper, Windel Ward, and Alan Young. Honorary Pallbearers will be Brian Stone and Julian Stone.

February 7, 1958 – August 24, 2017

Albert “George” Edward Rabideau Jr

Mr. George Rabideau, age 47 of the Landing Circle community in Kingsland, Ga. passed away unexpectedly at his residence on Sunday, August 13th, 2017.
Mr. Rabideau was born on July 19th, 1970 in Saratoga, New York. He is the son of the late Albert ‘Al’ Edward Rabideau, Sr. and the late Pauline Mary Trombley Bendino.
His family said of him, “Everyone who knew George knew was a very hard ass, but he would give anyone the shirt of his back! He loved to go hunting and fishing. He also loved to go to the mudhole. His family was his life. He loved his wife, boys, and his grandchildren more than anyone would know.” He will be missed greatly by all who knew and loved him.
Mr. Rabideau is survived by his beloved wife of almost 20 years, Tina Louise Rabideau; his sons, Brandon (Kaylyn) Tanner, Jeremy (Crystal) Tanner, Malaki Rabideau, Lance (Shi) Singleton, & Mark (Rene) Goinsalvos all of Kingsland, Ga.; his sisters, Stephanie(Greg) Williams of Palm Coast, Fl. and Beverly Rabideau of Kingsland, Ga.; his grandchildren, Hunter, Lona, Aubree, Jordan, Jaden, & Gaven Tanner, Georgia Goinsalvos, Harlee Singleton, and Delaney Singleton; and his nieces, nephews & cousins.
A memorial service for Mr. Rabideau will be held at a later date.

July 19, 1970 – August 13, 2017