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James Murland Sikes, Sr., 83, of St. George, passed away Saturday, November 30, 2019. He was born June 21, 1936 in Hilliard, FL to the late Jesse Edward Sikes and Nettie Batten Sikes.  He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.  

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Dessie Maxine Rewis, 84, of Folkston, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2019. She was born December 11, 1934 in Lyons, GA to the late Robert M. Joyner and Addie Mae Martin Joyner.  She was a member of Harvest Christian Fellowship.

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Richard Miles Langdon, 74, of Folkston, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2019 at his residence with his wife holding him in her arms and family surrounding his bedside.  He was born April 1, 1945 in Gladstone, NJ to the late Jessie Langdon and Gertude Langdon.  

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Mr. Arthur Hollon Crosby, age 81, of Kingsland, passed away on the evening of Wednesday, November 27, 2019.

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Mrs. Wanda Highsmith Bennett, age 88, of St. Marys, passed away in the early morning hours of Thursday, November 28, 2019. 

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Chelsea Marie Roe Taylor, 29, of Jacksonville, FL passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019.  She was born June 7, 1990 in Jacksonville.  She was a homemaker and graduate of Middleburg High School.  

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Howard Howell Knowles, Sr., 76, of Folkston, passed away Sunday, November 17, in Jacksonville, FL following a lengthy illness.  He was born February 14, 1943 in Folkston, to the late Jeffery Knowles and Lula Lloyd Knowles. He was a member of Camp Pinckney Baptist Church and American Legion P…

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    Mr. Robert Edwards Jr. was born April 7, 1955 in Folkston to the late Dorothy Williams Edwards and Robert Edwards Sr. He received his formal education from the public schools of Folkston.

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 J.L. Vining, Jr., 60, of Folkston, passed away Thursday, November 7,  at the Life Care Center of Hilliard.   He was born in Jacksonville, FL to the late J.L. Vining, Sr. and Sarah Louise Burch Vining.  He was of the Church of God faith.

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Deborah Lynn Taylor-Scott, 53, a native of Folkston, and resident of Chesapeake, VA passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 9,  as a result of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident.

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Reginald “Reggie” Earle Johnson, Jr. passed away peacefully at home with his family in Napa, CA on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at the age of 76, after a short battle with Glioblastoma Brain Cancer. 

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Gregory Wayne Spence, 63, passed away in St. Marys on November 7, 2019.  He was born May 4, 1956 in Waycross to the late Gordon Lewis Spence and Jean Orrizell Crews Spence.  

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 Mr. Robert “Bob” Reeves, age 79, passed away on the morning of Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at his home in St. Marys.

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Myrtle Chesser Koranda passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 in Jacksonville FL.  She was born on August 13, 1925 to the late Richard and Ruth Chesser. She was a loving mother, wife, and grandmother. She loved to be outside gardening.

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Patricia A. Kibler, 59, of Folkston, passed away at her home, Friday, November 8, 2019.  She was born June 29, 1960 in Bowie, Maryland to the late Jim Harold Kibler and June Arline Craig Kibler.  

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Cornelia Ybeltje Duisdeiker-Hamilton, 80, of Jacksonville, made her transition from earth to Heaven, Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at her residence in Orange Park, FL surrounded by her loving family. Connie, as she was affectionately known by family and close friends was born February 21, 1939 i…

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Patricia “Pat” Ann Evans passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 26, 2019. She was a loving mother, wife, and grandmother. 

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Christopher “Chris” Columbus Conner, born October 14, 1937, entered into eternal rest with his Lord and Savior on October 30, 2019.  Born in Nassau County Florida, he lived in Folkston most of his life. He was very active in the Folkston community and also had a very interesting career path.  

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Mrs. Lula Mae Virginia Harvey Buie was born April 10, 1929 in Wrens, GA to the late Berry and Carrie Harvey. She departed this life Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at First Health Reid Heart Center in Pinehurst, NC. She accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of Mount New Home Baptist Chu…

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David Woolard, lifetime resident of Folkston, age 86, passed away peacefully the morning of October 24, 2019 at St. Vincent's Medical Center-Community Hospice in Jacksonville, Florida.  David was born in Folkston, and was the son of the late Iron Edgar Woolard and Josephine Guinn Woolard.  K…

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Alton Bernon Musgrove, 74, of Hilliard, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2019 in Jacksonville, FL.  He was born December 9, 1944 to the late Ollie and Susie Knight Musgrove. 

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Freddie Junior Miller, 86, of Folkston, passed away at his home October 14, 2019.  He was born in Trenton, FL on September 16, 1933 to the late Joseph Fred Miller and Viva Blitch Miller.  He was a proud veteran of the United States Navy. He retired from Gainesville Fire Rescue in Gainesville…

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Mary Annette Brock McKinnon, 85, of Folkston, died October 12, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family.  Annette was born June 13, 1934, in Folkston to the late Thomas Gordon (Tom) and Thelma Jones Brock.  She graduated from Charlton County High School in 1952 as the Class Salutator…

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 Born January 1, 1945 in Columbus, Nebraska to the late Peter and Stella Kwapnioski, Eugene (Gene) Edwin Kwapnioski passed away on October 10, 2019 at Baptist Medical Center Downtown Jacksonville.  He was recently given troubling news that he had stage four cancer, but it seems that our Merc…

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Willa Grace Hodges passed away peacefully in the arms of her family Saturday, October 5, 2019. She was born at 3:38 a.m. at UF Health Downtown and was called home to her Heavenly Father just a short 30 minutes later. She took her first few breaths as her loving parents Chad and Kayla Hodges …

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Donna Sue Turner Chancey, 78, of Folkston, passed away at her home Sunday, October 6, 2019.  She was born July 11, 1941 in Jacksonville, FL to the late James Landis Turner and Evelyn Ira Maddox Turner.  

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Mr. James Raye Tyson, age 70, of Woodbine, passed away on the afternoon of Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at UF Health in Jacksonville.

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Velma Jean O’Berry Lloyd, 84, of Folkston, passed away Monday, September 30, 2019.  She was born August 16, 1935 in Millwood to the late Jim O’Berry and Pauline Bennett O’Berry. She was a member of the Homeland Church of God of Prophecy. Mrs. Lloyd was a devout Christian and loved reading he…

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Dorothy Anne Moore Woolard, of Folkston, age 84, passed away peacefully the evening of September 24, 2019 at Southeast Georgia Health System - Brunswick Campus.

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Mr. Karl Rhydon Owens, Jr, age 80, passed away on the evening of Tuesday, September 17, 2019 surrounded by family at his home in Kingsland.  Mr. Owens was born March 5, 1939 in Gainesville, FL to the late Karl Owens, Sr. and Margaret Gross Owens.                                           

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Margaret Ann Bales Hall, 79, of Folkston,  passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2019 in St. Marys, following a lengthy illness.  She was born August 16, 1940 in Valdosta to the late Robert Mathew Bales and Agnes Booth Bales.  

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Clark Davis, 67, passed away September 18 in Fernandina Beach, FL.  He was born October 25, 1951 in Folkston, to the late Bennie Davis, Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Dixon Davis. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict.

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John Wesley “J.W.” Burnsed, Jr., age 72, of St. George, passed away September 19, 2019 at St. Vincent’s Riverside in Jacksonville, Florida with his loving family by his side. He was born November 22, 1946 in Baker County, Florida to the late John Wesley Burnsed, Sr. and Bertha Raulerson. J.W…

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Grace Metalious published Peyton Place in 1956, but it didn’t fall into my high-school-freshman hands until six years later.  I savored every word, enjoying the shocking scenes with every rereading.  When my friend Barbara asked to borrow it, I lent it reluctantly.  The next day Barbara told…

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Richard Paul Smith, 63, of Folkston, passed away September 13, 2019 in Fernandina Beach at the Warner Center for Caring.

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Jo Ann Lee Nettles, 72, of Unadilla, passed away Friday, September 13 at her home following an extended illness.  She was born July 2, 1947 in Nahunta to the late Jessie Marvin Lee and Hester Ann Morgan Snellgrove. 

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Billie Anne Huling, 86, of Valdosta, died on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at her residence following a period of declining health. She was born on June 2, 1933 in Birmingham, Alabama to the late William George and Mary Will Rush Tate. 

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Patricia Faye Crews Hendrix, 74, of Hilliard, passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2019 in Jacksonville. She was born July 5, 1945 in Folkston. She retired as a housekeeper with the Life Care Center of Hilliard after a number of years.  She was a member of Gateway to Life Ministries in Hilliard. 

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Gloria G. Trone, 72, of Folkston, passed away August 28, 2019 in Brunswick, GA.  She was born November 6, 1946 in Macomb, IL to the late Daniel Wilson and Geneva Hickox Morgan.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Folkston Church of Christ. 

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Gaynelle Petty Pell, 77, of Folkston, passed away Sunday, September 1, 2019 in Waycross.  She was born May 4, 1942 in Folkston, to the late E.O. Petty, Sr. and Nell Byrd Petty.  She was a member of Camp Pinckney Baptist Church.

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Larry Eugene Chaney, 56, of Hilliard, passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, August 30, 2019. He was born January 1, 1963 in Jacksonville. The family moved to Hilliard in 1969, and he had lived there ever since. 

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Alicia Maria Crews of Folkston, passed away at her home Saturday, September 7, 2019. She was born in Gainesville, on July 19, 1980.  She was a graduate of Charlton County High School Class of 1998.  She was a member of Traders Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

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Madeline Sikes White, 89, of Folkston, went home to be with her Lord on her birthday, Sunday August 25 on St. Simons Island, GA. She had been at home with her daughters under the care of Hospice of the Golden Isles for 12 days until her home going.   She was born August 25, 1930 in Pierce Co…

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Nathaniel A. Griffin, 93, of Waycross died Sunday evening, August 25, 2019 at Garden View Retirement Living in Blackshear after a brief illness. Mr. Griffin was born in Waycross to the late Elbert Manning Griffin and Irene Dowling Griffin and lived in the Folkston and Brantley County areas f…

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Duke” Green, Jr. was born November 27, 1967 in Savannah, GA to the late, Jesse and Elizabeth (William) Green . “Duke” as he is affectionately known, passed from labor to reward, early Monday morning, August 26, 2019 at Memorial Satilla Health Hospital in Waycross, Georgia. He had fought a go…

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Ciara Sloane Hilton McInvale, 29, of Folkston, passed away Monday, August 19, 2019. She was born October 29, 1989 in Waycross.  She graduated Charlton County High School in 2008 and was a Physical Therapist Assistant.  She enjoyed spending time with her family and bear hunting.

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Marilyn Ida Sophia Harris, a dear wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt,  passed away Friday, August 23, 2019.  She was born in Chaska, MN to Melvin and Lucille Quast. She retired from Agricultural Stabilization Conversation Services as a Secretary. Along with her par…

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Marilyn Ida Sophia Harris, a dear wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt, passed away Friday, August 23, 2019.  She was born in Chaska, MN to Melvin and Lucille Quast. She retired from Agricultural Stabilization Conversation Services as a Secretary.  Along with her par…

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