Terrell Joseph Carter

Terrell CarterMr. Terrell Joseph Carter, 57, of St. Marys passed away after a short illness Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick, GA.
Mr. Carter was born December 5th, 1958 in Folkston, GA. to Wanda Riddle Carter and the late Joseph Horace Carter.
Mr. Carter loved to spend time with his grandmother Geneva at the farm in Baxley, GA. He enjoyed bass fishing and hunting. He was employed at Gilman Paper Company for 25 years. He also graduated from Altamaha Technical School.
Mr. Carter is survived by his mother, Wanda Carter of St. Marys, GA.; his sister, Alvenia “BG” (Jerry) Banks of Brunswick, GA.; his brothers, Rex (Julie) Carter of St. Marys, GA., Jason (Juanita) Carter of Harriett’s Bluff, GA., and Judson (Rose) Carter of Albany, GA; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Besides his father, Mr. Carter joins his grandmother, Geneva Davis Smith in Heaven.
Calling hours for Mr. Carter will be from 11 AM to 12 noon Saturday, August 27th, 2016 at the Lighthouse Church of God. A service will follow at noon with Pastor Bobby Woods presiding. A private burial will be held later. Pallbearers will be Blake Manning, Adam Riddle, Jake Carter, Brett Carter, Josh Carter, and John Bennett.
The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorial donations in his honor be made to help with funeral expenses. Donations can be sent to the family’s gofundme account: Support Terrell Carter, https://www.gofundme.com/42hd4fmk . The family also requests donations be made in Mr. Carter’s name to the Hospice of Golden Isles/ 1692 Glynco Parkway Brunswick, GA 31525.

 

December 5, 1958 – August 24, 2016

Jennifer Leigh Cuccia

Jennifer CucciaMs. Jennifer Leigh Cuccia, age 43 of Hickox, Ga. passed away unexpectedly at her residence on Friday, August 19th, 2016.
Ms. Cuccia was born in Orlando, Fl. on January 29th, 1973. She is the daughter of Nan Rowell Cuccia & John S. Cuccia, Jr. Jennifer loved being an Aunt to her niece and nephews. She adored her Yorkies, Harley and Nicco. She was a member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina.
Ms. Cuccia is survived by her husband, Roland Achorn of Hickox, Ga.; her parents, Nan Rowell Cuccia & John S. Cuccia Jr. of the Harriett’s Bluff community in Woodbine, Ga.; her brother, John Cuccia III and her sister, Nina Cuccia Fisher of the Harriett’s Bluff community in Woodbine, Ga.; and her nephews, Justin Fisher and Jacob Cuccia and her niece, Madyson Myers.
Jennifer is preceded in death by her nephew, Devin Baldwin, her grandparents, Dan Rowell Jr., Jennie Occhipinti Cuccia and John F. Cuccia Sr.
A memorial service will be held at 3 PM on Friday, August 26th, 2016 at Coastal Camden Funeral Home.
The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorial donations in her honor be made to help with funeral expenses. Donations can be sent in care of John Cuccia at 7779 Harriett’s Bluff Road, Woodbine, Ga. 31569.

 

January 29, 1973 – August 19, 2016

Annie Faye Crosby

 

IMG_0683Mrs. Annie Faye Crosby, age 100 passed away in St. Marys on Sunday, August 21st, 2016.

Mrs. Crosby was born on March 1st, 1916 in Kingsland, Ga. She is the daughter of the late Annie Arizona King & George Henry Peeples, II, and was the granddaughter of the founder of Kingsland, William Henry King. She and her beloved husband, Talmadge ran the Swannee Store for over 27 years, and was a member of the Kingsland First United Methodist Church for over 80 years.

Mrs. Crosby is survived by her daughter, Linda C. Cleghorn of Daytona Beach Shores, Fl. her granddaughter, Marla Cleghorn of Rebecca, Ga., her grandson, Ben Cleghorn, Jr. of Jacksonville, Fl., her great grandchildren, Parker & Logan Cleghorn; and her sister, Erlene Fulmer of St. Marys, Ga.; and her numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Crosby has reunited with her parents, her husband, J. Talmadge Crosby, her son in law, Benny Cleghorn, Sr. and a host of brothers and sisters in Heaven.

Calling hours for the Crosby family will be from 6 to 8 pm Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 in the historic chapel of Kingsland First United Methodist Church in Kingsland, Ga. Funeral services will be held at 11 am Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 in the historic chapel with Pastor Devin Schultz and Rev. Paul Dupree presiding. Pallbearers will be Morris Peeples, Larry Peeples Wayne Peeples, Kevin Peeples, Edward Bruce and Rodney Robinson. Interment will follow the service in Lawnwood Cemetery in Kingsland, Ga.

Any memorial contributions can be made to the Kingsland First United Methodist Church building fund/ 120 E William Ave, Kingsland, GA 31548

 

March 1, 1916 – August 21, 2016

Mildred Blanch Georg Horne

Mildred HorneOn August 15, 2016, Mrs. Mildred Georg Horne, (Kingsland, GA), wife of Clifford Horne (deceased, 1991) quietly entered mortality in Clemmons, NC with family and loved ones by her side. She was 102 years young. She is preceded in death by a daughter, son-in-law, and grandson, Sarah, Paul, and Mark Leonard of Davidsville, PA, son Charles Horne of Orlando, FL, and parents John and Sarah Georg of Davidsville, PA.
She is survived by son, Elwood (Woody) Horne of Griffin, GA, daughter and son-in-law, Mary Elizabeth and Wilbur Kelley of Grantville, GA, and sister and brother-in-law Margaret and Pete Lehman of Davidsville, PA.
Her extended family includes 19 grandchildren (one preceding her in death), 53 great grandchildren (one preceding her in death), 61 great-great grandchildren, 2 great-great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation will be held on Friday, August 19th at 12 o’clock at First Baptist Church of Kingsland. Services will follow at 2 o’clock with Pastor Brian Parker and Brother Terry Brown presiding. Interment will take place at Lawnwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Elwood “Woody” Horne, Mike Brazell, Henry Buchanan, Rusty Smith, Mark Smith, Teddy Horne, Patrick Horne, and Donnie Horne.
Life can be measured in many ways, . . . dates, number of children and grandchildren, and even vocation. Those are simply cold facts that do not speak to the profoundness or meaning of a life well lived. Mildred Horne’s story certainly extends beyond mere numbers. While her numbers are impressive, her lasting legacy rests in those she raised and touched throughout her 102 years.
From the onset of her auspicious beginning of marriage to Clifford Horne till the end of her earthly days, she has delivered an abundance of advice, discipline, love, humility, devotion, trust, faith, grace, and humor to all who knew her.
Wedding at the ripe old age of 14, her marriage was quite the scandal for Kingsland in 1928. Her father wanted to have them arrested, but cooler heads prevailed and they went on to share an amazing bond of love and devotion for 63 years until his passing in 1991.
There were many stories of perseverance and great joy throughout their lives together, too many to name here, but the crux of all those calamities and wondrous events is the true strength and grace she displayed for all to bear witness. She knew no other way but to trust in God’s plan. And what a plan He had! She is definitely the rock, the keystone, and the cornerstone in which God built the Horne family. Her legacy flows in the veins and the soul of her children and descendants.
She is and will always forever be loved, remembered, and missed.

 

January 16, 1914 – August 15, 2016

Catherine “Kitty” Claire Campbell Meeks

Catherine MeeksMs. Catherine “Kitty” Claire Campbell Meeks, age 89, passed away Sunday July 31st, 2016 at her home in Titusville, Florida surrounded by her family.
She was born in Brunswick, Georgia, May 24, 1927 to Frank Hammond Campbell and Sue Florence Brown Campbell. She was an only child. Catherine (later known as Miss Kitty) attended Glynn Academy in Brunswick and enjoyed movies, swimming, softball, tennis, swimming, bicycling, and dancing under the stars at the St. Simons Pier.
During WWII, Catherine worked as a switchboard operator in Brunswick. At the end of WWII, Catherine met Carl Meeks who was home on leave after his ship was sunk in the Pacific. They married on February 5, 1945 (and were married 62 years until Carl’s death in 2007). Carl and Catherine spent time in Corpus Christie, Texas where Carl completed his naval duties.
From Corpus Christie, Carl and Catherine returned to Brunswick where Carl worked at Hercules Paper Company and the Railroad. He also sold Fuller brushes for a while. Along that time, young Carl and Catherine (Kitty) were blessed with their first child, Adrian. Kitty had dreamed of naming a son after the Sterling Hayden character “Adrian” in the movie, “Bahama Passage” and she got her wish. She was thrilled to be a mother for the first time.
In 1950, in the same hospital where Kitty and Adrian were born, Carl and Kitty had their first daughter, Saundra. Searching for improved career opportunities, Carl took his young family to Norfolk, Virginia for a short time. But then, as Kitty tells us, “the fish were biting in Brunswick”, so back they went. Carl attended Business College and shortly afterward, a Payroll Master position opened up at Gilman Paper Company in a sleepy town called St. Marys, and the couple spent the next 50 years there.
While living on Bailey Street, Kitty gave birth to their second son, Steve. At that time, Kitty went to work at Kraft Bag Corporation, where she worked for 15 years. Miss Thelma Albertie came into the home to provide childcare for the three kids. And then in 1961, the baby of the clan was born –a beautiful little girl, Carla Michelle.
Five years later, Kitty retired from her work at Kraft Bag. She joined the St. Marys Junior Woman’s Club, which she enjoyed immensely and in 1964 was awarded Clubwoman of the Year.
As the years went by, her four loving children honored her with 10 loving Grandchildren and those Grandchildren blessed her with (at latest count) 9 Great Grandchildren. She had really earned her ultimate title as “Mama Kitty” and she couldn’t love the role any more than she did.
Carl and Kitty enjoyed being active in their Church. They were members of First Baptist and Westside Baptist Church in St. Marys. Kitty enjoyed doing her part to help the Church, singing in the choir and taking care of the children in the nursery. Kitty was fun-loving and a true Christian.
When Carl retired from the mill, he and Kitty enjoyed seeing the USA in their camper. Kitty had a new 4-legged “child” to care for – a miniature Schnauzer named Penny. Kitty and Carl traveled the USA far and wide with Penny by their side.
When the long-distance travels were behind them, it was time for Carl to fish another river, so Carl and Kitty took their camper to the St. Johns River at Lake George, Florida. In 2005, Kitty and Carl sold their camper and home in St. Marys and moved a little north of Lake George to Welaka, where, in 2007, Carl fished his last days.
As a widow, Kitty stayed in Welaka enjoying the Welaka Women’s Club and supporting The First Baptist Church of Welaka. In 2010, when her daughter, Saundra and son-in law, Erol, moved from South Florida to Titusville, Kitty spent a good deal of time visiting them there, and eventually, she stayed in Titusville only visiting her home in Welaka for monthly Welaka Women’s Club meetings.
Kitty loved living on the Indian River in Titusville and enjoyed the wildlife that visited there – dolphin, ospreys, jumping mullet, herons. She saw and heard the rumble of space shuttle launches and her traveling days started all over again. With her children, she traveled to Niagara Falls, Maine, Hawaii, New York City, Dallas, Smokey Mountains, Austin, Charleston, Nashville, and she marveled at the giant redwoods of California.
There are many Mamas, Grandmamas, and Great Grandmamas, but once in a great while, a very special lady comes along who really sums up what a gracious, loving, giving, MOTHER means. If you ever had the good fortune to meet and get to know Catherine Claire Campbell Meeks (Kitty, Mama Kitty, Grandmama Kitty, Great Grandmama Kitty), there is no doubt you will consider yourself truly blessed. She gently sprinkled love, fun, generosity, charity and courage in the most selfless and gracious way. There is another Angel in Heaven today and we are fortunate/blessed/privileged to have had her with us for 89 sweet years. We love you Miss Kitty!!! You will be sorely missed!!
Ms. Meeks is survived by her daughters, Saundra (Erol) Ozan of Titusville, FL. and Carla M. Deeds of Jacksonville, FL.; her sons, Adrian (Carol) Meeks of Kingsland, GA. and Stephen (Karen) Meeks of St. Marys, GA.; her grandchildren, Tina (Billy) Cochran, Richard (Kim) Meeks, Dan Meeks, Matthew (Jennifer) Meeks, Michael (Heidi) Powell, Kurt Ozan, Brian (Maria) Deeds, Jessica (Chris) Campbell, Travis (Jessica) Meeks, Whitney (Jason) Carney and her great-grandchildren, Tyler Powell, Shelby Powell, Bobby Meeks, Camden Meeks, Aimee Deeds, Joseph Cochran, Hannah Cochran, Tyler Meeks, and Adam Meeks.
Besides her parents, Ms. Meeks was preceded in passing by her beloved husband, Carl M. Meeks in 2007.
Calling hours for Ms. Meeks will be from 6 to 8 PM Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 at Coastal Camden Funeral Home, 935 East King Avenue, Kingsland, GA. Funeral services will be held at 10 am Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 at Coastal Camden Funeral Home. Interment will follow the service at Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Marys, GA. Pallbearers will be Dan Meeks, Matthew Meeks, Richard Meeks, Travis Meeks, Michael Powell, Kurt Ozan, and Brian Deeds. Honorary Pallbearers will be Harold (Dinky) Harvey, Hank Brooks, Joe Welsh, Richard (Dick) Carrell, and Don Hinton.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in Ms. Meeks’ name to your ASPCA or to the American Heart Association.

 

May 24, 1927 – July 31, 2016

James Richard Talia

James TaliaMr. James Richard Talia, age 32 of St. Marys, Ga. passed away unexpectedly at Southeast Georgia Health Systems Camden Campus in St. Marys, Ga. on Thursday, July 26th, 2016.
Mr. Talia was born in Royal Oak, Michigan on June 14th, 1984. He is the son of the late Audrey Heck Talia. James served our country in the US Navy for 10 years as a nuclear engineer. He was very smart, loving and caring. He helped many people throughout his short life and will be missed dearly.
Mr. Talia is survived by his sister, Jacqueline T. Jamieson and her husband Jonathan of Waterford, Mi. and by his two nephews that he adored, Jordan, age 13 and Matthew, age 3.
Services for Mr. Talia will be held at a later date.

 

June 14, 1984 – July 26, 2016

Tena Gayle Lightfoot

Tena LightfootMs. Tena Gayle Lightfoot, age 49 of Kingsland, Ga. passed away at her residence on Friday, July 22nd, 2016 surrounded by her family.
Ms. Lightfoot was born on June 4th, 1967 in Corning, Arkansas. She is the daughter of Junior Albert & Charlene Barbara Parker Williams. Tena was saved & baptized at an early age. She was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church of Kingsland, Ga. She loved doing crafts and actively worked in her church, as long as her health permitted. She was a loving caring mother, who didn’t ask for anything for herself and always gave everything she had in anything she did. She always had a smile on her face and will be missed by all those that knew and loved her.
Ms. Lightfoot is survived by her son, Steven Lightfoot of Kingsland, Ga.; her parents, Junior & Charlene Williams of Kingsland, Ga.; her brother, Michael and his wife, Rhonda Williams of Mountain Grove, Mo. ; and her numerous nieces and nephews.
Ms. Lightfoot joins her sister, Brenda Jean Brownlow in Heaven.
A visitation will be held from 1 to 2 pm Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 at the First United Pentecostal Church in Kingsland, Ga. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 2 pm with Pastor Edward J. Flader presiding. Burial and committal prayer will follow in Lawnwood Cemetery in Kingsland, Ga.
Any memorial contributions in her honor can be made to the First United Pentecostal Church at 61 Clarks Bluff Road, Kingsland, Ga. 31548.

 

June 4, 1967 – July 22, 2016