Mrs. Chaney was born on Sept. 22, 1937, in Screven. She was the only daughter of eight children of the late Willie Owen and Mary Hester Johnson Griffin.
Audrey and her husband, Alton, moved to St. Marys in 1956. She was employed by St. Marys Kraft Bag for 10 years and, afterward she applied her love for sewing in her fabric and tailoring business known as The Fabric Center. She was known for her cooking skills and was constantly called upon for her recipes. She had a love of travel and managed to visit all the states except for Alaska. She demonstrated how to be a loving wife and mother and a doting grandmother. Audrey, or “Nanny” as she was known to extended family, became a friendly face to everyone she met.
Mrs. Chaney is survived by her beloved husband, Alton Chaney of St. Marys; her sons, David Chaney and wife, Faith, of Kingsland, and Keith Chaney and partner, Noel Morata, of San Francisco, Calif.; her daughters, Michelle Carle and husband, Rich, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Heather Christy and husband, Craig, of St. Marys; her brothers, Tom Griffin and Lester Griffin of the Orlando, Fla. area; her seven grandsons, Jay Galloway, Joshua Douglas, Jackson Douglas, Dalton Chaney, Tristan Christy, Dylan Christy and Logan Christy; her one granddaughter, Breanne Holmes and husband, Terrance, of Kingsland; and also her two great-granddaughters, Braylee Holmes and Anslee Holmes.
Calling hours for Mrs. Chaney were held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at Coastal Camden Funeral Home in Kingsland. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, at Westside Baptist Church in St. Marys with Pastor George Anderson presiding. Interment followed in Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.
Coastal Camden Funeral Home is entrusted with Mrs. Chaney’s arrangements.