Friday, July 06, 2018

Colbert Campbell 1934 -2018


Colbert Campbell
One of Chumuckla's most endearing persons has passed away after a period of illness.  Yes. He was my favorite cousin.


VISITATION AND FUNERAL
 Sunday, JULY 8  1pm - 5pm
Wallace Baptist Church
6601 Chumuckla Highway

1:00 - FAMILY
2:00 - Visitation
3:00 - Funeral at Wallace Church
Followed by internment at Elizabeth Chapel
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With heartfelt condolences and prayers

Colbert Campbell

Pace - Colbert W. Campbell, age 84 of Pace, FL, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2018, after a long life of service to his family, his employer, his country, his church, and his community.

He was born on January 18, 1934, in Chumuckla, FL., to the late Cuyler H. Campbell and Bessie Savelle Campbell. Colbert served in the Air Force and was retired from civil service at Pensacola Naval Air Station. He was a long-time member of Elizabeth Chapel Methodist Church and more recently a faithful attendee at Wallace Baptist Church. He was on the Board of Directors of Chumuckla Water System. He will be lovingly remembered and appreciated for his years of service as caretaker of Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Clayton Campbell, Otto Campbell, Oswald Campbell, Donald Campbell, Winston Campbell and a sister Evelyn Jamison. Surviors include his wife of 63 years Rema Ingram Campbell; his daughter, Sharon Schile (Donnie) and his son Ronnie Campbell (Rosemary); four granddaughters, Christen Campbell, Caitlin Campbell Polhamus (Sam), Rachel Campbell, and Ashley Hendrickson and one grandson Trey Hendrickson; five great grandchildren; brothers, Rufus and Glen, of Chumuckla, FL.; and sisters, Lucille Lee of Robertsdale, AL., and Louise Gregory of Pensacola, FL.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, July 8, 2018; visitation, 2:00 P.M. Wallace Baptist Church in Pace; service at 3:00 P.M.; Burial to follow at Elizabeth Chapel Community Cemetery. Rev. Brother Andy Martin, Officiating;

Pallbearers are David Campbell, Joe Campbell, Keith Campbell, Dale Campbell, Roger Campbell, Ronald Campbell;

Mr. Campbell's niece and nephews will be honorary.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Wallace Baptist Church Building Fund.




Published in Pensacola News Journal on July 8, 2018

Monday, June 18, 2018

Elvie McClain (Cox / Griffith) 1928-2018

Elvie
McClain

Obituary for Elvie McClain

Elvie McClain, age 90, of Pace, Florida, passed into the arms of our Lord on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Elvie was the first of six children born to the late Theodore Roosevelt and Clara Mae Griffith. Elvie was born in Walton County and spent most of her formative years in Santa Rosa County. Elvie attended Milton High School and subsequently worked in food service; last at Sacred Heart Hospital. Elvie was an active member of St Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Milton. As a convert to the Catholic faith, Elvie found great joy, peace and comfort in the services there.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Buford McClain; a brother, J.B. Griffith; and a son, Kenneth Wade Cox.

Elvie is survived by two brothers, Wayne (wife, Christi) and Carl (wife, Del) Griffith; two sisters, Lucille Monk and Willa Broxton; and a son, James Earl Cox. Elvie was a proud grandmother and great grandmother.

A Viewing (10 a.m.) and Funeral Mass (11 a.m.) will be held in her honor on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at St Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Milton, Florida.

The family wishes to express their appreciation to the doctors, nurses, therapists, dieticians and care assistants who lovingly looked after Elvie at the Santa Rosa Medical Center, Sandy Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center and the Santa Rosa Health and Rehabilitation Center. No one could have received better care!

Lewis Funeral Home, Milton, Florida, has been entrusted with arrangements.


Saturday, June 09, 2018

WATERMELON CONTEST

The 63rd  Annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival is scheduled for Saturday, June 23rd.  We are requesting both homeowner and commercially grown melons for contribution to our Big Melon Contest and Auction.
Entries must be brought to the Washington County Agricultural Center, 1424 Jackson Ave., Chipley FL. no later than 3:30pm on Friday, June 22nd.
Winners of the contest will be announced prior to the scheduled auction at 12:00pm and will subsequently be auctioned off along with all other melon entries. Champion, Reserve Champion and individual class winners will receive a monetary premium courtesy of the Panhandle Watermelon Festival committee. In addition, winners will be released to local news media outlets.
Please call or email with your varieties and total number of melons you plan to submit. This will help us plan space and allow us to better organize the contest.
Please direct all questions to Matthew Orwat, mjorwat@ufl.edu Phone: (850) 638-6180.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Jay Senior Meals

Many locally know about the Senior Meals at Chumuckla Community Center every weekday from 9am to noon.  But JAY ALSO Has a program ! For Jay, your contact is 
Josh Newby jnewby@coawfla.org
(850) 292-8846
open the graphic below and print it for someone you know

To sign up for the Chumuckla Meals (so they are free)
email Charlene Miller 


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

ROCKS OF CHUMUCKLA

IF YOU FIND A ROCK...

.... You or the next person who finds the rock that you photograph and then pass-forward might be up for a small prize (see below) .  
Look for hints when you post a photo of your rock at the CHUMUCKLA ROCKS FB page
  


As an alternative you can email your photo and a short description of your find to vic@buzzcreek.com. We will post if for you. We won't post private information and only your name if you agree to it.

To enhance the experience of a FINDER -  take a digital photo and post it with a brief note about the area where you found it or what you learned from the rock: maybe a store area or a community location.  Enjoy it a few days and then "re-gift" the rock to a random location that is not hard to find so someone else can enjoy the FIND.  Or use one of the photos from the fb page to repost.

Every month or so, all the posts to the page will be collected and a random poster will be selected to win a modest prize - like a book from the Jay Historical Society or some interesting item.  

Good luck and enjoy the fun.  Here are some examples








FYI Local Authors and History
https://photos.app.goo.gl/vEat558Z14XJdHyJ2

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Jay Museum visiting

Check out this review of Jay Museum on Google Maps https://goo.gl/maps/h7PVWiL8g552

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Brenda Elaine Hopkins McGraw 1951-2018

Brenda Elaine  Hopkins McGraw

Brenda Elaine Hopkins McGraw, 66, of Jay passed away on March 2, 2018. She was born on July 15, 1951 in Pensacola to Aaron and Helen Hopkins.

On Wednesday, February 28, 2018, she celebrated 49 years of marriage to her husband, Clifford. She was a Godly wife, mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, sister, daughter, sister-in-law, and friend.

Brenda was a lifelong member of the IPH Church where she ministered alongside her husband for 45 years.
She was preceded in death by son, D’wayne McGraw and father, Aaron Hopkins.

Survivors include: husband, Clifford; daughter, Tina (Jeff); grandchildren: Christopher, Joshua, Abigail, Benjamin, and Brady; mother, Helen Hopkins; sisters, Hazel (Burdell) and Helen; brother, Troy (Virginia); and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Trahan Family Funeral Home of Milton is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral service begins at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Covenant Church of God, 4645 School Lane, Pace, FL.
Special thanks to Covenant Hospice for their exceptional care.

Joyce Morris Raney 1937 - 2018

Joyce Raney

Joyce Morris Raney


Service
Sunday, March 4th, 2018 2:00pm
New Bethel Baptist Church

Today a very special lady had a memorial service at our church which was her church also, her vocal voice was so special, Roy and I were sick,unable to be there, we will never forget Joyce Raney,

Friends in Chumuckla . On Thursday afternoon my Aunt, Joyce Morris Raney passed away. She was the daughter of the late John (Obb) and Vera Mae Morris.


Lost one of my dear, sweetest sister's in Christ last week to the Heavenly Angel Choir! Ms. Joyce Raney sang like an angel & I will miss her beautiful voice until I am singing with her in the Heavenly choir,TOO! Prayers continue for her FAMILY & all of her friends who miss her as much as I do!!! See you when I get home, Ms. Joyce

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Jean Walther Kirkland - 1960 - 2018

Jean T Kirkland
Jean Teresa (Walther) Kirkland, 58, of Jay, passed away from her earthly home to her heavenly home on Saturday, February 24, 2018, due to a brief illness.

Jean was born in Milton on December 25, 1959, and was a graduate of Chumuckla High School. After graduation, Jean began her employment with the Santa Rosa County Clerk’s Office in Milton. She enjoyed a successful career for over 20 years. She was most proud of her sons, Jonathan and Josh, and felt that was her greatest accomplishment. Also, for the last five years she has been consumed with pride and joy over her only granddaughter, Dixie.

Jean was preceded in death by the father of her children, Johnny Kirkland; her parents, Norman “Plug” and Grace Walther; her oldest sister, Martha (Ed) Levins; her nephew, Tim Levins; and niece, Alisa Walther.

Jean leaves behind to forever cherish her memory, her loving boys, Jonathan and Josh; and special granddaughter, Dixie. Also, she leaves behind, her very best partner in crime, “wife-in-law” Patsy Kirkland, as they often referred to each other. Jean is also survived by her two sisters, Marie (Wayne) Goddard and Jane (David) Chavers; and her favorite brother, Jack (Eddnie) Walther; brother-in-law, Ed Levins; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at Lewis Funeral Home, Milton Chapel.

A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at Coldwater Community of Christ Cemetery.









Monday, February 19, 2018

James "Wendell" Enfinger - Obituary


James Wendell "Wendell" EnfingerFuneral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 19, 2018 at Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Elizabeth Chapel Community Cemetery.

On February 13, 2018, James “Wendell” Enfinger lost his battle with colon cancer and went Home to be with Jesus.
Wendell worked for 2-3 years at Piggly Wiggly in Milton, 27 years at Sears (Warehouse), 16 years at Westinghouse, and 16 years with CSX Railroad. He retired on February 28, 2014 due to health problems. He decided after working 50 years, it was time to retire.

Wendell came through 67 chemo treatments, two major surgeries, and several procedures. He was proud of being a bronze level blood donor, even receiving a spot on the wall as a 28 gallon blood donor.
He was preceded in death by his dad, Henry “Buddy” Ezekiel Enfinger; mom, Eula Mae Enfinger; and brother, Charles Quinnon Enfinger.

Wendell was a loving husband to his wife of 52 years, Helen; caring dad to their only son, Randy; a good brother to Harvey (Winnie) and Donald (Ethel Rene) Enfinger; he also leaves behind many nieces and nephews, many friends and co-workers.

Trahan Family Funeral Home of Milton is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at the funeral home.
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 19, 2018 at Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Elizabeth Chapel Community Cemetery.

Wendell left us while at the West Florida Hospice Unit at West Florida Hospital. The family would like to thank everyone at the hospital and especially the nice people at Covenant Hospice who helped us get through this.




Condolences for Helen and Both Their Families,