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Robert “Bob” Franklin Phillips, 85, of Folkston, passed away at his residence June 14, 2021.  He was born October 22, 1935 in White Oak, GA to the late Willie Augustus Phillips and Mary Jane Prescott Phillips.  He was Charlton County’s first Chief Tax Appraiser when he was appointed by the C…

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Gloria Johnson Petty, 85, of Hilliard, FL passed away at her home Saturday, June 19, 2021 following an extended illness.  She was born January 20, 1936 in Hilliard, FL to the late Raymond Johnson and Nadine Haddock Johnson.  She was a charter member of the First Baptist Church of Boulougne. 

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With a broken heart and saddest of regrets, we announce that Dalton Cody Califano Crofton left this world on June 12, 2021 in Yulee, Florida. 

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Mary Frances Manning Wainwright of Folkston, passed away on June 5, 2021 at Lifecare Center in Hilliard, FL.  Mary Frances was born on July 9, 1938 in Homerville, GA to Naomi Lake Manning and Leland Madison Manning.  Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years…

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Lamar Edward Nelson, 86, of Callahan, FL passed away Monday, June 7, 2021 in Jacksonville, FL following a lengthy illness.  He was born May 4, 1935 in Hilliard, FL to the late Zack Lonzy Nelson and Annie “Blossom” Chesser Nelson.  He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force.  He reti…

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Leona Angeline Eunice Harden, 94, of Folkston, passed away June 7, 2021.  She was born February 6, 1927 in Waycross, GA to the late John Lester Eunice, Sr. and Mary Margaret Crews Eunice.  She was a homemaker and a member of Philadelphia Free Will Baptist Church.  She enjoyed her frequent vi…

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Jessie Ruth Mattox Harden, 90, of Folkston, passed away June 7, 2021 in Asheville, North Carolina.  She was born June 12, 1930 in Folkston, to the late Jesse and Edith Ruth Haddock Mattox.  She retired as the secretary for the Charlton County Extension Agent and was a member of Philadelphia …

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Emory Green, Jr. “Bunchie” 74, a native of St. George, GA and resident of Kingsland, GA, passed away on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at Curahealth Jacksonville, FL.  He was born on May 15, 1947 to the late, Emory and Clara Branch-Green, Sr. in St. George, GA.  

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Joyce Burch Drury, 81, of Folkston, GA passed away June 6, 2021 at her home.  She was born February 28, 1940 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Andrew Burch and Anna Williams Burch.  As a teenager she worked as a telephone operator, perused real estate and retired from Wal-Mart in 2002.  She lo…

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Emanuel Curtis Ashcraft, 66, of Folkston, passed away at his home June 7, 2021 following a lengthy illness.  He was born October 29, 1954 in Jacksonville, FL to the late Herman James Ashcraft and Delphia White Ashcraft.  He was a land surveyor by trade and a lifetime member of the NRA.

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Jessie Darwin White, 78, of Hilliard, FL passed away Friday, June 4, 2021.  He was born on December 26, 1942 in Jacksonville, FL to the late Paul and Nellie Bias.  He was a volunteer fire fighter for Hilliard Fire Department and was in the Nassau County Sheriff posse. 

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Lillie Snowden Peacock, 87, of Folkston, passed away at her home May 30, 2021.  She was born December 26, 1933 in Folkston, to the late Royal Harry Snowden and Sarah Elizabeth Knight Snowden.  She retired from the Sumter County Florida School System.

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Betty Sue Wilkerson Murray, 77, vacated her riverfront home on the great Satilla River near Jeffersonton to make her new eternal home with her savior, Jesus Christ on Saturday, May 29, 2021.  She had lived on the river since 1970.  Betty was the fourth child of Eunice Mae Merritt and J.C. Od…

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Anna Marie Contreras-Hogan, age 37, of Folkston, passed away peacefully in her home on May 30, 2021.   Anna was born on August 21, 1983 in St. Landry, Louisiana to Lawanda Roach and Steven Roach of Folkston.

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Leamon Francis Crawford, 95, of St. George, passed away at his home Sunday, May 30, 2021.  He was born March 29, 1926 in St. George, to the late Jim and Josie Batten Crawford.  He was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of St. George.  

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Margie Bryant passed peacefully Saturday, May 29, 2021 to be with her Heavenly Father. She was born July 15, 1938 in Scott, GA to George Black and Lee Cooper Black. Her parents later moved to Jacksonville, FL where she attended school. In 1960 she met the love of her life and married Felton …

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Johnny Calvin Allen, 67, of Jacksonville, FL passed away May 26, 2021.  He was born January 18, 1954 in St. George, GA to the late Daniel Allen and Essie Mae Simmons Allen.

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Henry Wesley Miller also known as “Hank,” and affectionately called “Boo” by many of his family members, was born on February 25, 1940 in Folkston, to the late Decar and Cedar Bailey-Miller.  He was the first of seven children.

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Francis “Frankie”  Marion Kirton, III, 30, died Tuesday, May 25, 2021. Frankie was full of life and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and golf.  He left this world way too early.  He was born November 6, 1990 to Susan E. Roach Kirton and Francis M. Kirton, II in Kingsland, GA.

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Brenda Kay Cisco Doss, 51, of Jacksonville, FL passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2021.  She was born October 23, 1969 in Folkston, to the late Ashley Cisco and Christine Taylor Graw.  

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Carl “Beau” Crews, superman daddy, ladies’ man, foodie, natty dresser, and accomplished traveler, died on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 in Lancaster,Texas.

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Noah Anthony Asbury, 19, passed away Tuesday, May 25, 2021 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  He was born March 14, 2002 in Middletown, Ohio.  He was employed with Gleckler and Sons Construction and was a member of Sanderson Baptist Church.

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Naomi Priscilla Adams, age 51, of Moniac, GA passed away May 25, 2021 at her residence.  She was born July 8, 1969 in Jacksonville, FL to the late Charles Augusta Haines, Jr. and Georgia Mae McCoy Haines.  

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Wayne Williams, age 85, of Alma, GA died Sunday May 16,2021, at his residence after a short illness.  He served as the Fire Chief of the Bacon County Fire Department for 34 years, Mayor of the City of Alma for 4 years, and deputy coroner of Bacon County for many years. He was a native of App…

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Mr. Wallace Noble, 80, of Folkston, was born December 2, 1940 in Newell, Georgia and entered into eternal rest on May 11, 2021.  He was educated in the Charlton County School System.  Mr. Noble worked as a machine operator for the City of Detroit, Michigan for many years before returning to …

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Mother Frankie M. Lambert passed away in Jacksonville, FL on May 17, 2021 at the UF Health Jacksonville.  She was born on February 27, 1943 in Wewahitchka, FL to the late Willie Mae and Erk Williams. 

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Ricky Bryant Gaddy, 54, of Folkston, passed away at his home Sunday, May 16, 2021.  He was born April 30, 1967 in Pensacola, FL to the late Joe Randoff Gaddy and Nina Mae Bowers Alexander.  

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Patricia Jean Reed Whittle, 71, of Hilliard, FL passed away at Baptist Medical Center South May 12, 2021 following a lengthy illness.  She was born October 18, 1949 in Hilliard, FL to the late Vinter Hampton Reed and Ruth Glover Reed. 

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Mary Gazelle Johnson Harrison, 105, of Folkston, passed away peacefully May 9, 2021.  She was born August 19, 1915 in Folkston, to the late John Henry Johnson and Grace Gay Johnson.  She enjoyed being with her family, going to the mountains, the beach and playing bridge.  She was a member of…

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Arthur Hunt, Jr. aka HUNT, 63, of Folkston, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 3, 2021.  He was born on December 14, 1957 to the late, Arthur Hunt, Sr. and Pinkey Butler-Hunt in Woodbine, GA.  

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Gary Joseph Farmer, Jr., 22, passed away Friday, April 23, 2021.  Gary throughout his life was also known as Joseph, Jo-Jo, and his mother's favorite, Gare Bear. 

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Flora Jane Bryant Leitch, 90, of Folkston, left this world peacefully, from her home the morning of April 26, 2021 to be with The Lord; and reunite with her beloved husband Bobby and her family. She was born November 14, 1930 in Naranja, FL to the late Robert Alonzo Bryant and Lula Muriel Jo…

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Carolyn Adams Kirkland of Hilliard, FL, passed away April 26, 2021 at home surrounded by her family. She was a homemaker and a faithful member of St. George Church of God. 

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Everett Durham, Jr., “Big Red,” passed away at the age of 90 years old in Cleveland, OH on Sunday, April 25, 2021. Everett, the first-born child of Everett Durham, Sr. (“Mister”) and Ruth (Sherman) Durham, was born December 12, 1930, in Parrott, GA. He was the oldest of eleven children. 

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Ernest Bruce “Bushy” Dinkins, Jr., of Folkston, passed away Sunday, April 25, 2021.  He was born April 21, 1958 in Folkston, to the late Ernest Bruce Dinkins, Sr. and Edna Corine Spence Dinkins.  He was a millright with Westrock in Fernandina Beach, FL and formerly a Boiler Maker with Local …

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Nolan Edwin Crawford, age 88, devoted and loving father and grandfather went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 27, 2021.  Nolan was born on June 11, 1932 in St. George, GA to the late George A. Crawford and Missouri Batten Crawford.  

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Jimmy Johns, 85, of the Winokur Community of Charlton County, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on April 20, 2021.  He was born March 19, 1936 in Callahan, Florida to the late Robert Preston Johns and Pearlie Mixon Johns.  He retired from the Nassau County Road and Bridge Depa…

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Vanessa Stafford Jenkins, 57, of Folkston, passed away on Tuesday, April 20, 2021  at Baptist Health, downtown Jacksonville, FL. She was born on October 2, 1963 to the late, Nathaniel Stafford, Jr. and Genieve Williams-Stafford in Folkston, Vanessa was educated in the public school system of…

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Mr. Alec Dwain Hodges, age 81 of St. George, passed away peacefully, with his children by his side, on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Baptist Hospital Hospice Care. Dwain was born in St. George, to the late Alec E. and Dorothy L. Hodges. He retired from Maxwell House Coffee Company after 33 yea…

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Deanne Monae Pollock was born on October 23, 1992 to Clarence and Yolanda Pollock-Kennedy.  She was raised in Folkston, and graduated from Charlton County High School system in 2011.  Deanne was a fun and loving mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. 

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Eldon Daniel “Chic” Woolard, Sr., 89, of St. Marys, GA was received into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior, April 5, 2021 after a short illness.  He was born in Folkston, to the late Lewis Steve Woolard and Myrtle Conner Woolard and had lived in St. Marys for the past 55 years where he …

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Thomas George Strickland, 40, of Waynesville passed away Sunday, April 4, 2021 at Southeast Ga. Health Systems in Brunswick, GA. following a brief illness.

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Pearlie Mae McRea-Gibbs, 86, a native of Folkston and resident  of Hinesville, GA, passed away on Wednesday, April 07, 2021 at Memorial Health in Savannah, GA.  She was born on March 30, 1935 to the late, Eddie Lee McRea, Sr. and Ida Bell McRea-Brown in Eastman, GA. 

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Jiquion Javon Bolden, 30, a native of Charlton County and resident of Chatham County passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021 as a result of a vehicle accident. 

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On March 21, 2021 God reached down from heaven and picked one of his beautiful flowers, our beloved Mary Reed- Burton. Final arrangements for a memorial service are inconclusive at this time and will be announced at a later date. The family would like to thank everyone for their prayers.

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Terra L. (Merritt) Nordquist, age 49, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at Community Hospice in Jacksonville, Fl.

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Ann Elkins Mays, 92, of Folkston, passed away Friday, March 26, 2021 in Fernandina Beach, FL in the presence of her daughters.  She was born July 6, 1928 in Eastman, GA to the late Dorrill and Maude Martin Elkins.  She taught 3rd grade until she retired from the Charlton County School System…

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Aaron Neal Griffin, age 39, entered the gates of heaven on March 24, 2021 at UF Shands Hospital in Jacksonville, FL, after a brief illness.

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Sam Morris Eason, Sr., 82, of Folkston, passed away Friday, March 26, 2021 in Savannah, GA.  He was born August 18, 1938 in Reidsville, GA to the late Willie Norwood “Brinson” Eason and Ouida Carr Eason.  He retired from the Georgia Department of Transportation.  Mr. Sam was a member of Camp…

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As a child, I traveled with my family on various dirt roads. Not many were paved back in the 50s. Sundays found us on the long, crooked Kirkland Still Road in Jeff Davis County headed out to my grandparents’ farm for dinner and our weekly visits. Dinner was served immediately after church, w…

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