Charlene Barbara Williams

Mrs. Charlene Barbara Williams, age 83, passed away in the morning hours of Tuesday June 27th, 2017 in Kingsland, Ga.

Mrs. Williams was born January 12th, 1934 in Maynard, Arkansas to the late Joe and Mary Parker.

Sister Williams accepted Christ as her Savior early in life and was of the United Pentecostal Faith. She had always been active in her church until her health no longer permitted. She loved the Lord and her church family dearly.

She loved her family as well. Due to the distance she was away from most of her kids, she received many photos of the kids and spent much time studying pictures. She referred to them as “MY” boy or “MY” girl. She could talk about her kids anytime you wanted. She will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her.

Mrs. Williams is survived by her beloved husband, Rev. J.A. Williams of Kingsland, Ga; her son Michael (Rhonda) Williams of Missouri; her sister, Margaret Fowler of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Besides her parents, Mrs. Williams was preceded in passing by her daughters, Brenda Jean Brownlow and Tena Gayle Lightfoot; her grandson, LaMark Davis; and her two sisters and four brothers.

Calling hours for Mrs. Williams will be from 10 am to 11 am Friday, June 30th, 2017 at the First United Pentecostal Church of Kingsland. A service will follow immediately at the church with Pastors Edward J. Flader and Neil Blizzard presiding. Interment will be held at Lawnwood Cemetery in Kingsland, Ga. Members of the congregation and Mrs. Williams grandsons, Steven Lightfoot and Allen Williams will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. William’s name to the United Pentecostal Church of Kingsland/ PO Box 2383 Kingsland, Ga. 31548.

January 12, 1934 – June 27, 2017

Harry Lewis Callahan

Mr. Harry Lewis Callahan, age 85, went to be with the Lord on the evening of Monday, June 26th, 2017 at his home in Kingsland, Ga. surrounded by his family.

Mr. Callahan was born October 3rd, 1931 in Waycross, Ga. to the late Warren Clinton and Stella Mullis Callahan.

Harry was born in Waycross, but grew up in Blackshear, Ga on the family dairy farm. He was a member of the Pierce County High School football and basketball teams. After graduating high school he worked at the farm. Harry wed Dixie Lou Steedley on August 1st 1954. In 1955 they moved to St. Marys where he started working for Gilman Paper Company. He began at the bottom and worked his way up the ladder and ended his career as Superintendent of Shipping and Finishing. He worked for Gilman for over 40 years before retiring.

Harry was past president of the Camden County Quarterback Club. He took his family to football games all over Georgia.  Harry and Dixie have had reserved seating at the Camden County High School Wildcat Stadium and still hold tickets today.

Harry was a Camden County Commissioner for several terms and enjoyed politics.

Harry purchased his first horse, Trigger in 1964 and got his family involved with the Broken Spur Saddle Club. He was one of the founders of the club, which at the time was located on Scrubby Bluff Rd., St. Marys. In 1970, Harry and several of the men purchased the property on Vacuuna Rd. in Kingsland which is still active today. He was a past president of Broken Spur Saddle Club, Coastal Plains Association and also of the Georgia Federation of Saddle Clubs. He did several years in a variety of positions with the clubs. Harry was an honorary member of the Broken Spur Saddle Club. He involved his family in horse shows and loved the competition.

Harry and Dixie’s love for NASCAR took them to the Daytona 500 every year. If not attending they were watching every race on TV.

Harry and Dixie were members of the First Baptist Church of St. Marys until 1985 and they moved their membership to Kingsland First Baptist.  They are members of the Wendy Mann Sunday School class and the Tuesday Senior Bible Study group.

Mr. Callahan is survived by his beloved wife, Dixie Lou Callahan of Kingsland, Ga.; his daughters, Martha Lou (Dale) Peeples of Kingsland, Barbara Ann (Donnie) Crews of Colesburg Community in Woodbine, Ga. and Harriette (Steve) Blount of Kingsland, Ga.; his grandchildren, Scott (Courtney) Clark, and Shannon Gatch, all of Kingsland,Ga.; Megan Allen of Anchorage, Ak, David (Randa) Head of Germany, Jason (Becca) Head of St. Marys, Ga.; Adam Crews of Brunswick, Ga.; his great grandchildren, Chloe and Bailey Clark of Kingsland, Ga.; Levi Thornton of Virginia, Hayden and Brystol Head of St. Marys, Ga.; Addison Head of Germany, Maddie Hatcher of Mississippi, Olivia and Jackson Gatch of Kingsland, Ga.; and Ava Allen of Anchorage, Ak.; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Besides his parents, Mr. Callahan was also preceded in passing by his numerous brothers and sisters.

Calling hours for Mr. Callahan will be from 10 am to 11 am Saturday, July 1st. 2017 at the Kingsland First Baptist Church in Kingsland, Ga. Funeral services will follow at 11 am at the church with Pastor Rick Brodie presiding. Pallbearers will be Jason Head, Jim Callahan, Leon Cochran, Billy Cochran, Butch Minchew, Devon Minchew, Mike Millan, and Zach Millan. Honorary Pallbearers will be the members of Wendy Mann Sunday School Class at Kingsland First Baptist Church. Interment will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Marys, Ga.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Callahan’s name to the Hospice of the Golden Isles/ 1692 Glynco Parkway Brunswick, GA 31525.

Coastal Camden Funeral Home in Kingsland, Ga. is entrusted with Mr. Callahan’s arrangements.

October 3, 1931 – June 26, 2017


James Brian Kirkland

Mr. James Brian Kirkland, age 52, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, June 25th, 2017 at his home in Kingsland, Ga.

Mr. Kirkland was born in Akron, Ohio on July 15th, 1964 to Sara Haines and the late Gene Thomas Kirkland. Growing up in Akron, he was a graduate of East High School in 1982. After high school, Mr. Kirkland served his country in the US Navy. Mr. Kirkland became a Camden County resident after retiring from the US Navy in 2000. He was a kind and generous friend. He will be deeply missed and is forever in the hearts of his family and friends. 

Brian, as he was know to family & friends, is survived by his mother, Sara Haines (Dan Miglino) of Fl.; his daughter, Angela (Dan) Udy of St. Marys, Ga.; his grandchildren, Marilyn Udy & Warren Udy of St. Marys, Ga.; his brother, Michael Thomas Kirkland of Kingsland, Ga.; nieces & nephews of Ct.; his step-sister, Theresa (Richard) Karas of New Britain, Ct.; and his step-brother, Thomas Martin of Ct. 

Besides his father, Mr. Kirkland was also preceded in passing by his wife, Theresa White Beningo Kirkland.

A celebration of Mr. Kirkland’s life will be held at a later date.

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Stella Faye Snipes Strickland

Mrs. Stella Faye Strickland, age 69, went home to be with the Lord morning of Monday June 19th, 2017 at her home in Kingsland, GA surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Strickland was born February 7th, 1948 in Ambrose, GA to the late Jimmie Lee Snipes and Janie Jones Snipes Ricketson. Her late step-father, Jeff Ricketson was also a big part of her life.

Her family said of her, “Faye was a 1967 graduate of Camden County High School. Faye and her family relocated to Woodbine, Ga in 1962. She was a devoted member of Paxton Revival Center in Jacksonville, Fl. until her health failed her. She loved being a housewife and mother to her 2 sons. On sunny days you could find Faye working in her yard and flower beds. She loved to plant flowers and watch them bloom. She loved to witness to people about the Lord.” She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Mrs. Strickland is survived by her beloved husband of 48 years, Roger Strickland of Kingsland, GA.; her sons, Dale Strickland Doug Strickland both of Kingsland, GA.; she will forever be missed by her sister, Vicki (Edward) Aldridge of Woodbine, GA; her brothers, Jimmie (Marilyn) Snipes of Yulee, FL, Donald Snipes of St. Marys, GA, Jerry (Cindy) Snipes of Homeland, GA, and Danny (Debbie) Ricketson of Georgetown, GA; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Besides her parents, Mrs. Strickland was preceded in passing by her brother Lavaughn Ricketson.

Calling hours will be from 11am to 12 pm Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at Coastal Camden Funeral Home. A service will follow immediately in the Woods-Wainwright Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Cliff Roberson presiding. Interment will follow at Colesburg Cemetery in Woodbine, GA. Pallbearers will be Shannon Herrin, Cody Herrin, Edward Aldridge, Jimmie Snipes, David Snipes, and Dustin Webb.

February 7, 1948 – June 19, 2017

Arleen Iris Bulwinkle Kelley

Arleen Iris Bulwinkle Kelley, age 61 of Kingsland, Ga went home to the Lord on Friday, June 2, 2017 at the UF Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Fla. She was born to the late Marion Albert Bulwinkle and Adele Ruth Simon Bulwinkle of Mt. Pleasant, SC on January 17, 1956.

Arleen was a 1974 graduate of Wando High School and a 1976 Graduate of Trident Technical College. Arleen and her family relocated to Kingsland, Georgia in 1993 but prior had lived her whole life in Charleston, SC. Arleen worked in the medical field prior to being employed by Express Scripts and retiring due to medical reasons in 2010. She was active in supporting her children and grandchildren in local sports. She also volunteered with her daughter Michelle with a few projects with CASA. She was a former member of Kingsland United Methodist, but recently attended services at the Westside Baptist Church of St. Marys with her family. Arleen was a kind and loving woman who never met a stranger. She was a Coast Guard wife who supported her husband’s demanding job and relocations. She had a deep respect for our military and especially for our wounded veterans. Arleen loved traveling and was recently baptized in the Jordan River in Israel. She loved cruising and had a knack for shopping. Arleen also enjoyed designing and making jewelry as a hobby.

Arleen was preceded in death by her mother Adele, her father Marion and two siblings Carla Travis and Toby Moore. She is survived by her husband of 35 years Michael Kelley. Her courage during her journey will forever influence the lives of her 3 daughters Jennifer Brown of Jacksonville, Fa, Michelle (Jamie) Crabtree of St. Marys, and Brandie Fickle of Kingsland, Ga. two sisters Cheryl (David) Garris, Sandy (Bruce) Causey of Mt. Pleasant SC. and a brother Marion (Beth) Bulwinkle of Richmond Hill, Ga. She had 9 grandchildren Christopher Brown, Taylor, Tristian, Harley, Hayden Klaren­­-Crabtree, Autumn Messmer, Lilyanna Fickle, Frank Fickle, Liam Kelley and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial for Arleen Kelley will be held on Saturday June 17, 2017, visitation will be 3:30 and the service will be 4:30 at the Westside Baptist Church in St. Marys, Ga. for family and friends by Pastor James Robinson. A private burial will be held at a later date at the Jacksonville National Cemetery for the immediate family.   If you would like to send flowers potted plants are preferred due to cemetery restrictions on cut flowers. A GoFund me account was established in Arleen Kelley’s name to raise money to be donated in her name to the Winn Dixie Hope Lodge of the American Cancer Society in Gainesville, Florida and the Wounded Warrior Project. To donate please go to

January 17, 1956- June 2, 2017

Brendel Ethel Gbolo

Ms. Brendel Ethel Gbolo, age 67 of Kingsland, Ga. passed away unexpectedly on May 20th, 2017 at Southeast Georgia Health System in St. Marys, Ga.

Ms. Gbolo was born in Fernandina Beach, Fl. on September 22nd, 1949. She is the daughter of the late Dorothy Mae Washington Monroe and Simon Jerry Monroe.

“Goodbye is not forever. Goodbye is not the end. It simply means I’ll miss you until we meet again”

Ms. Gbolo is survived by her daughters, Nancy Gbolo of Fernandina Beach, Fl., Dorothy & Gregory Remson of Kingsland, Ga.; her sons, Joshua & Stephanie Simmons and Jaton Simmons all of Yulee, Fl.; her brothers, Anthony & Charlotte Washington of Inglewood, Ca., Aaron Monroe of Jacksonville, Fl., Simon & Eddie Ruth Monroe of Crawford, Miss.; her grandchildren, Jaleel Gbolo of Yulee, Fl., Brendan Powers of Kingsland, Ga., Kiree Lanier of Fernandina Beach, Fl., Neville Patrick of Kingsland, Ga., Constance Patrick of Kingsland, Ga., and Gabriella Simmons of Yulee, Fl.; her sister in law, Ruby Lee Monroe of Folkston, Ga.; and her numerous nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents Ms. Gbolo joins her brother, David Monroe in sleep.

Memorial services will be held at 3:30 pm on Sunday, May 28th, 2017 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 200 Carnegie Dr., St Marys, GA 31558 with Brother Tim Richo presiding.

September 22, 1949 – May 20, 2017

James Allen Wilkerson

Mr. James Allen Wilkerson, age 75 of St. Marys, Ga. passed away on Saturday, May 20th, 2017 at St. Vincent’s Riverside Hospital in Jacksonville, Fl.

Mr. Wilkerson was born in Statesboro, Ga. on March 18th, 1942. He is the son of the late Leroy & Edna Miller Wilkerson. Mr. Wilkerson “Allen”, as he was known to his family and friends, was a very loving and kind hearted person. He would do anything for anyone. Before retiring, Allen worked for 27 years as a machine operator for the City of Brunswick. He loved the outdoors. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family. His family recalls “Whenever we went on vacation with Allen, he always had a story to tell about years past when he had visited those places during his time as a truck driver. Allen had endless stories to tell, and he never missed the opportunity to tell you one. We will miss his upbeat personality, his laughter, the stories, his humor, but most of all the warm hugs he had for us all whenever we would visit.”

Mr. Wilkerson is survived by his sweetie, Mary Campbell of St. Marys, Ga.; his daughters & their spouses, Becky McNeil & Derrell Hinton, Darlene & Jason Denison, and Robin & Shelby Sweat, all of St. Marys, Ga.; his sister, Katie-Lee & Steve Lanasa of Jesup, Ga.; his brother, Johnny Wilkerson of Savannah, Ga.; his grandchildren, Wade & Jennifer Sweat, Wendy & Chris Willner, Thad & Katrina Bryant, Chadwick & Allye McNeil, Jason & Harley Sweat, Ashley & Will Kramp, Jeremy & Rebecca Sweat, Tessa Sweat and Taylor & Steven Wood; his great grandchildren, Heather & Jamie Stanley, Nicholas Sweat, Christian Willner, Haley Sweat, Natalie Willner, Cayden Willner, Caleb and Lindsey Gay, Caleb Gaskins, Grant Cothern, Carson Sweat, Zelda Sloan, Heidi Kramp, Cason Sweat, Lyla McNeil, Tanner McNeil, Chelsea and Evelyn Wood, Lilly-Anne Sweat and Elliot McNeil; and several nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents, Mr. Wilkerson joins his daughter, Karen Marlene Sweat and his brothers, Douglas & Everett Wilkerson in Heaven.

A memorial service will be held at 6:00pm of Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 at the Crossroads Pentecostal Church in Kingsland, Ga. with Sister Cheryl Keene presiding.

March 18, 1942 – May 20, 2017