Dr. Charles Richard Crocker

Dr. Charles Richard Crocker, age 83 of Kingsland, passed away on the evening of Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 at the Senior Care Center in St. Marys, GA.

Dr. Crocker was born January 26th, 1935 in Columbus, GA. to the late Charles “Grady” and Bertha “Kathleen” Crocker.

As most knew, Dr. Crocker loved and was devoted to his 60 years as a Chiropractor as he cared for his many patients, who were all considered family. Before becoming a Chiropractor, he served in the National Guard for a few years. When he wasn’t in the office he was an active Mason and served as Worshipful Master and was a Shriner for many years. In his time off he loved to sing and play his many instruments. He also loved woodworking and rebuilding musical instruments. There wasn’t anything that he couldn’t fix. When he wasn’t working or serving as a Mason and Shriner, you could find Dr. Crocker and soulmate either fishing, traveling, or camping outdoors. He will be missed greatly by all who knew and loved him.

Dr. Crocker is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Betty Crocker of Kingsland, GA; his daughter, Kathleen Broughton of Goose Creek, SC; his sons, Doug (Jill) Crocker of Edgewater, FL, Kenny (Sharon) Crocker and Keith Crocker, all of Kingsland, GA; his brother, Ray (Chris) Crocker of Columbus, GA; his grandchildren, Todd (Tina) Lanier, Jennifer Williams, Kimberly (Billy) Saturday, Rachel Crocker, Brian (Emma) Crocker, Derek Crocker, Chelsea Clayton, Ericka Broughton, Erin (Danny) Waters, and Travis Padgett; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his sisters and brothers; Marcia Brasher, Janet Bennett, Jim Crocker, Mike Crocker, John Crocker; and his daughter Cheryl Evans.

A graveside service for Dr. Crocker will be held at 10 am Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 at Lawnwood Cemetery in Kingsland, GA.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Dr. Crocker’s name be made to Hospice of the Golden Isles or to the charity of your choice.

January 26, 1935 – May 29, 2018

Barbara Ann Lynch-Adams

Mrs. Barbara Ann Lynch-Adams, age 82 of Woodbine, Ga. passed away at her home May 23rd, 2018.
She was born on June 12th, 1935 in Granville City, NC. to the late Edgar & Louise Brogden. She graduated from high school in 1953. Barbara retired from South Eastern Bank. She was an avid gardener, seamstress and enjoyed quilting. She spent many years at the Woodbine Baptist Church and shaped many young minds as a preschool Sunday school teacher. Barbara enjoyed traveling with family and friends. She made cross country trips, including a trip to Alaska. Not only was Barbara devoted to her family, she also touched the lives of all who knew her.
She is survived by her daughters, Sheila (Ken) Gay of Nahunta, Ga. and Sheree Lynch Brigman of Mt. Holly, NC; her six grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, and her numerous nieces and nephews. Of her family by marriage, she has three step-sons, six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her parents; her first husband of 39 years, William Lynch and later her second husband of 16 years, Vern Adams; her four brothers and her sister.
Services will be held graveside at Colesburg Cemetery in Woodbine, Ga. on Friday, May 25th, 2018 at 10 AM. with Rev. Eddie Rawl presiding.

June 12, 1935 – May 23, 2018

Velma Lee McCutchen

Mrs. Velma Lee McCutchen was born to the late Charles and Julia World on January 31st, 1953 in Stuart, Florida. She transcended on May 2nd, 2018 at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick, Ga surrounded by her family.

Her family said of her, “Velma was Sammie’s first and only true love. She was a remarkable mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She was best known for her sweet potato pies. Velma was a nurse, loved her crossword puzzles, and reading novels. Velma had the biggest heart that touched everyone and will forever be loved and missed until we meet again, fly on Sweet Angel.”

She leaves to cherish her memory, her long and devoted husband of 47 years, Sammie McCutchen, Jr; her daughters, Apostle Vernadette World of Jacksonville, Fl., Felissa (Jerry) Stephens of St. Marys, Ga., Syretta McCutchen of Kingsland, Ga.; her son, Santell McCutchen of Kingsland, Ga. and Marvin (Adreanne) Jones of Jacksonville, Fl.; and her 15 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, Mrs. McCutchen joins her adopted mother, Lille Mae Fischer and her daughter, Sharona McCutchen who passed September 11th, 2014, in Heaven.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am Tuesday May 15th, 2018 in the Woods-Wainwright Chapel of Coastal Camden Funeral Home in Kingsland, Ga with Pastor Hamm presiding.

 

January 31, 1953 – May 2, 2018

Harold T. Hodge

HodgeMr. Harold T. Hodge, age 77 of Clarks Bluff Road in Kingsland, Ga. passed away in the late morning hours of Monday, March 26th, 2018 at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick, Ga.

Mr. Hodge was born on October 24th, 1940 in Eastman, Ga. to the late Jack and Maude Hodge.

His family said of him, “Harold was a hard worker, anything he decided he wanted to do, he would learn how to do it and he would do it well. He had a great sense of humor and a natural wit. He could find common ground to talk to anyone. He was large in stature, sometimes coming across gruff, but he had a big heart. He silently helped a lot of people as he went through life, always giving, helping his fellowman. He liked nothing better than to take family members across country, Canada, Europe, and Alaska to name a few, showing them the sights.” Along with his family and friends, he will especially be missed by Shirley Young, Ida Thrift, and Debbie Peeples.

Mr. Hodge is survived by Ida Thrift of Kingsland, Ga.; his daughters, Kelly Hodge and Cindy Hodge, both of Lancaster, Ca,. Bonnie Hodge of Albuquerque, Nm., and Christine Hodge-Delgato of Kernville, Ca.; his sons, John (Sandy) Hodge of Dothan, Al. and Joe (Linda) Hodge of Lancaster, Ca.; his sisters, Bernadette Moon of Blairsville, Ga. and Betty (Paul) Probes of Snellville, Ga.; and his grandchildren, Robert Hanna, Amanda Chickman, Ashley Chickman, Dalton Jensen, Jackie Hodge, Theresa Anaya, Olivia Delgado, Victor Fragoza, Desiree Fragoza, Dana Fragoza, Anna James, Abby Sparkman, and John David Hodge;  and his great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, Mr. Hodge was also predeceased by his brothers, Cecil Hodge and Harold M. Hodge, and his brother in law, Kenneth Moon.

Funeral services for Mr. Hodge will be held at 2 pm Saturday, March 31st, 2018 at Ruhamah Baptist Church with Pastor Alan Brown presiding. Interment will follow at Oakwell Cemetery in Kingsland, Ga. Pallbearers will be Bryan Sapp, Brian Strickland, Jamie Hodge, Pete Mercer, Coleman Groover, and Daniel Sparkman.

October 24, 1940 – March 26, 2018

Sharon R. Fields

Mrs. Sharon R. Fields, age 62 passed away at her residence, surrounded by her family, in the early morning hours of Friday, March 16th, 2018.
Mrs. Fields was born on May 26th, 1955 in El Paso, Texas. She is the daughter of the late John Patrick Raleigh and Durcie Iowne Wendt Raleigh. Sharon and Tom have been bound together in marriage for the last 40 years. They enjoying spending time together camping, gardening, hanging out with family and finding a good junk store. She was a beloved wife, phenomenal Gigi and a loving mother, who always had time to talk to her girls, no matter the time of day. You could always find her working in the yard, in order to make sure her flowers were just so. She was a kind hearted, gentle spirit to all of her family and friends.
​Mrs. Fields is survived by her beloved husband, Thomas E. Fields; her daughters, Michelle and her husband, Tristan Howard of Charleston, SC and Christina and her husband, Josh Sopha of Kingsland, GA., her grandchildren, Braxton Allen & Kaleigh-Ann Jean Sopha; and her sister, Kathy and her husband, Bill Haynes of Conley, GA.
​Along with her parents, Mrs. Fields joins her sister, Patty Raleigh and her brother, Jimmy Raleigh in Heaven.
A visitation for the Fields family will be from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm on Monday, March 19th, 2018 at Coastal Camden Funeral Home in Kingsland, GA. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 2:00 pm at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in St. Marys, GA. with Reverend Mr. Joe Bezy presiding over the service. She will be laid to rest at Andersonville National Cemetery in Andersonville, GA.
​ The family requests that any memorial donations in her honor be made to the MD Anderson Cancer Center by going to: https://www.baptistjax.com/services/baptist-md-anderson-cancer-center and clicking in the blue ‘Make A Gift’ tab.

May 26, 1955 – March 16, 2018

Gwendolya L. Fink

Mrs. Gwendolya L. Fink, age 88 of Kingsland, Ga. passed away in the late evening hours of Thursday, March 8th, 2018 at UF Health/Shands Medical Center in Jacksonville, Fl.
​Mrs. Fink was born on November 3rd, 1929 in Hopedale, Ohio. She is the daughter of the late Carl John Norris & Myrtle Marie McCormick Norris. Her family said of her, “Gwen was an avid crafter. She loved her work in basket making- all mediums, felting, beading, sewing, stained glass work, wood carving, gourd work, quilting, oil & acrylics painting, ceramics and a whole host of other craft venues. She also loved to travel. From places such as Florida, the North East to Alaska and the Artic in Barrow, also Hawaii and Australia. She loved to just get in her car and drive.”
Mrs. Fink is survived by her sons, Carl William Akers of Kingsland, Ga., and Charles Wayne Fink & his wife, Vickie of Imperial Beach, Ca.; her brother, Delbert Norris & his wife, Helen of Murfreesboro, Tn.; her sister, Elizabeth Halstead & her husband, Robert of St. Albans, WV. She has 11 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren, plus numerous nieces and nephews.
Along with her parents, Mrs. Fink, joins her husband, Charles L. Fink and her sons, Stephen R. Fink and Robert R. Fink in Heaven.
A memorial service will be held at 6:30 PM on Thursday April 12th, 2018 at Hidden Treasures Assembly of God located at 433 West King Avenue in Kingsland, Ga. Mrs. Fink will be interred with her husband at Arlington National Cemetery.

November 3, 1929 – March 8, 2018

JoAnn Lucille Vinson

JoAnn Lucille Vinson was born in Jacksonville, Fla., on Sept. 8, 1940. She entered Heaven’s gates on Feb. 8, 2018.

JoAnn was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends. She was known for her macaroni and cheese, chicken and rice and potato salad. She also loved shopping, especially at thrift stores.

JoAnn had an unwavering faith in God. She was a member of Lighthouse Church of God for many years. She owned several businesses, including an antique store in Kingsland.

JoAnn was predeceased by her loving husband of 49 years, George Dennis Vinson Sr. and their son, George “Dennis” Vinson Jr.

JoAnn is survived by her three daughters, Kathy Litteral (Bill), Georgann Hewitt (Frank), Julie Carter (Rex) and son-in-law, JP Litteral. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

The family would also like to express their gratitude to Drucilla Lemons, who befriended and helped care for JoAnn during her illness.

A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at noon Sunday, Feb. 25, at Lighthouse Church of God, 3451 Charlie Smith Highway Sr. in St. Marys.

September 8, 1940 – February 8, 2018

Karl Frederick Braun, Jr.

Mr. Karl F. Braun, Jr., age 72 of Kingsland, Ga. passed away Monday night, the 5th of February, 2018 surrounded by his family and friends.

Karl was born December 13, 1945 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin to Karl F. Braun, Sr and Freida Kremmel Braun.  Karl grew up in Ripen, Wisconsin and after completing high school joined the U.S. Navy. Karl spent 21 years serving his country, assigned to several aircraft carriers and duty stations.  While in the Navy, Karl completed two master degrees.
On May 28, 1983 Karl married Joyce; sharing 34 years of marriage and joining her three children – Debbie (Tom) Stewart, John Choquette, and Chris (Shaun) Walling.  In 1984, Karl retired from the Navy and continued to work managing a department store, selling life insurance, and then joined the civil service world working as a travel agent.
Karl loved his music over the years; singing in church choirs and barbershop choruses.  Karl was an active member of the Kingsland United Methodist Church; serving on church committees and assisting with youth programs.  Karl was always willing to lend a helping hand and found much joy in serving others.
Karl leaves behind his wife, Joyce; daughters Deborah (Tom) Stewart and Christine (Shaun) Walling; a son John Choquette; grandchildren, Ashley (Chris) Lowdenslager, Taylor Stewart, Jacob Stewart and Alexis Guy; great granddaughter, Aubree Lowdenslager; two sisters, Judy (Bob) Curry and Bette (Jim) Schauer.  Karl was preceeded in death by his parents, Karl Sr and Freita, and a sister, Helen (Dick) Cerney.

Karl will be greatly missed; we were blessed to have him while we did.

A viewing/visitation will be held on Saturday, the 10th of February from 5 to 7 pm at Coastal Camden Funeral Home in Kingsland, Ga. and the funeral service will be on Sunday, the 11th of February at Kingsland First United Methodist Church starting at 2 pm.

Karl will be laid to rest in the Kingsland First United Methodist Church cemetery with full military honors.

December 13, 1945 – February 5, 2018