Merrill Clay Wohlman

Born: Tue., Mar. 17, 1953
Died: Sun., Jan. 24, 2010

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Merrill Clay “Buzz” Wohlman, age 56, of Canoochee, GA on Sunday, January 24, 2010, at the Ogeechee Area Hospice in Statesboro, GA after an extended illness.
Memorial services are Thursday, January 28th, at 2PM in the Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel with Scott Hudson officiating.
The family will receive friends at Durden-Hudson Funeral Home Wednesday evening from 6 – 8 PM.
Mr. Wohlman was born in Ft. Benning, GA and was employed by the US Department of State as a Special Agent with Diplomatic Security. He was an outdoorsman and loved camping and scuba diving. He was preceded in death by his father, Stanley R. Wohlman.
Mr. Wohlman graduated in 1979 from Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC with a B. S. degree in Psychology. He worked in the mental health and construction field before joining the U. S Department of State in 1986. In his 24 years of service with the Diplomatic Security he served on the Secretary’s Detail, Washington, Miami and Atlanta Field Offices, Salt Lake City Winter Olympics and at overseas embassies in Ankara, San Salvador, Monterrey and Cairo. 
Survivors include:
His Wife: Norma Wohlman of Fredericksburg, VA
One Daughter: Mariah Alexandra Wohlman of Canoochee, GA
His Mother: Mary Laura Johnson Palmer of Canoochee, GA
Four Sisters: Polly Stewart of Savannah, GA, Mary Hamby of Lancaster, SC, Sarah Wohlman of Vero Beach, FL, and Josefa Wells of Ft. Walton Beach, FL
Three Brothers: Roger Johnson and Michael Johnson both of Midville, GA and Jake Wohlman of Swainsboro, GA
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Ogeechee Area Hospice of Statesboro, GA or to Lewis Cancer and Research Center, Savannah, GA. 
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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the memorial services for Merrill Clay “Buzz” Wohlman of Canoochee, GA

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Joan Ray
   Posted Tue January 26, 2010
Ms. Polly, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers during this difficult time. With all my love. Joan Ray

Tim Wells
   Posted Wed January 27, 2010
Dear Family,

These have been tough days for us all and we gain strength from each other. Although I can't be there with you it makes me feel at ease knowing that you are all together to remember and rejoice in all those great things that gave Buzz that uniqueness that we all loved. My thoughts and prayers are with you and I look forward to the days ahead when we can all be together again.

RIP my brother!

I love you,

Jeff and Maranda Presley
   Posted Wed January 27, 2010
I am so sorry to hear about your brother. We are praying for you and your family.
Love you, The Presley's

Patsy Kersey
   Posted Wed January 27, 2010
I was deeply saddened about the passing of Mr Wohlman. I enjoyed him coming into the bank
as he was always so nice and friendly.

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time.

Patsy Kersey

Vicki Hain
   Posted Wed January 27, 2010
Buzz was such a wonderful, lovable, sensitive soul -- I will miss him so much. He was the best friend I could have ever asked for.

My love and very deepest sympathy, Vicki

Jeff and Theresa McGallicher
   Posted Wed January 27, 2010
We were so saddened to learn of Buzz's recent passing. When I was assigned to Atlanta in 1999, Buzz mentored me, gave me rides to work, helped me get settled in a new environment, and was a great lunch partner. Theresa never failed to speak fondly of Buzz whenever his name surfaced. Specifically, Buzz often called Theresa while I was out of town just to see if she needed anything from the store, or office support. While this may seem insignificant, Theresa was stuck at home with three children under the age of 4. We will always remember his kindness and willingness to help others, and regret being unable to attend his funeral. Buzz made the world a better place and heaven is a better place because of his presence there.

Pug and Mary Lee Wells; and Cindy Wells Disney
   Posted Wed January 27, 2010
Please know you are in our thoughts, concerns, and most importantly our prayers in the passing of Buzz. We feel your pain and will keep you in our prayers.

With Love,
Pug and Mary Lee Wells; and Cindy Wells Disney

Tracy Jacoby Burns
   Posted Wed January 27, 2010
I am so very sorry of the loss of "Buzz". Please know how greatly he will be missed by all who were lucky enough to know him. Recently, I asked him not to tell people we have known each other 40 years. Afterall no one needed to know how old "he" was. That brought out that distinctive laughter that I will miss so much. He was truly one of the all time greatest people I have known. Having Buzz live with us his senior year were some of my fondest memories. His jovial presence filled the house. Mom always had a soft spot for Buzz. A separate set of rules just for Buzz as well. I will always treasure the many memories.

Elder Roy E. and Thelma H. Harrison
   Posted Wed January 27, 2010
Ours hearts go out to you as well as our prayers at this time of sorrow. May it please our Father to bless you with the nearness of His presence and the overshadowing of the wings of His love,

Roy and Thelma Harrison (B. J.'s grandparents)

Rob, Peggy, Amy & Josh Corbin
   Posted Sat January 30, 2010
The right words are often hard to find at a time like this. Words to comfort and express the grief that we feel for you during this time of loss. However, I hope knowing that we feel your hurt and hope for your healing will in some way bring comfort to you and your family. I know Buzz is not in pain any longer and pray for you all. God Bless

Rob, Peggy, Amy & Jos

Debra Riddle
   Posted Sun January 31, 2010
My dearest Sarah & family,

My heart, love & prayers go out to you & your family. I am so sorry for your loss. Too many of us have experienced the loss of a love one by cancer and often the only comfort is that they are in God's hand. There is no pain there. God bless and guide you through this time.


Debra, Kirstin & Kenny

Marian Huddleston
   Posted Mon April 12, 2010
Family of Buzz,

I was shocked to google Buzz and find about his passing. I had not spoken with him in years. I worked with him out in Evanston, Wyoming back in 1980-1981. I have such fond memories of him and his dog. I was in a very abusive relationship at that time and Buzz opened his home to me many times to stay. I honestly don't know how I would be here today were it not for his friendship and support. I have looked for him prior to now but never could find a listing. Again, my thoughts and prayers are with all of his family. God bless you all.