Saturday, July 22, 2017

Janice Harris Simmons 1948 - 2017


Trahan Family Funeral Home
Janis Kay Simmons was called to the Lord on July 19, 2017, at the age of 69.
Image may contain: 1 person, eyeglasses and closeupShe was born in Defuniak Springs, FL on February 27, 1948 but lived all her life in the Chumuckla Community. To all who knew her she was a sweet and caring person that touched the lives of each and every one she met.
Janis worked at Santa Rosa Extension Office for 32 years. She loved her job and the people she worked around, especially her boss of 28 years, John Atkins. She was a dedicated member of Ebenezer Church where she was the Treasurer and Sunday school teacher for many years. Every child that she taught became one of her kids. She enjoyed shopping, cooking, and spending time with her grandbabies and family. She would always make sure she was at every ballgame that her grandkids had. Memaw was their number one fan. She made sure she was at church every time the doors opened.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Easter and Bennie Harris.
Survivors include: her husband of 47 years, Bobby Simmons; two sons, Stephen Simmons (fiancée Cindy Turman) and Dale (Marissa) Simmons; four grandchildren: Lela Simmons, Justin Bankston, Makenna and Brayden Simmons; one brother, Phil (Marba) Harris; sister-in-law, Francine Crook of Brewton, AL; a very special niece she loved like a daughter, Tena Dunson; her church family at Ebenezer Church; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Trahan Family Funeral Home of Milton, 6539 Trammel Dr., Milton is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be held Monday, July 24, 2017 from 6-9 pm at Trahan Family Funeral Home in Milton. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm at her other home, Ebenezer Church in Jay, FL with Brother Bobby Carnley officiating. Burial will follow at Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Ira Jones, Wesley Rutherford, Morgan Kimbrough, Joey Cook, David Deese, and Reggie Odom.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Doyle Atkins, Willie Phiffer, Don Salter, Ray Morris, Dan Mullins, Earl Crook, Mike Donahoe, Zach Carnely, Colby Odom, Jay Carnley
The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to ACTS Ebenezer Youth Group at Ebenezer Church, in memory of Janis Simmons.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

JUNCTION: County Road 197 (the book)

Please share the link to this page which is sponsored by SAVE THE COLLARDS with supporting ephemera from BUZZ CREEK and WME3 NETWORK . In a world where hope is a step away from even more hope -- we strive for a future of conflict free collards and Okra without peer. (The book is out of print ... although some used copies appear on Amazon or other sources from time to time)


THE COMPLETE BOOK  

MILD ADVENTURE FOR THE ARMCHAIR RURALIST 
also known as  JUNCTION: COUNTY ROAD 197.

READ online or download the PDF files to read offline. This blog will also include "post script" information to fill in the details of some of the chapters and also to follow up with information on the lives of those mentioned in the stories.



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TEXT FILE OF THE BOOK
(let your onboard voice reader take over --- roy)


Thursday, July 06, 2017

INDEPENDENCE -- that day


The greatest Generation
My dad, J. Lee Campbell was first cousin to a bunch of Campbell's -- children of my great uncle, Cuyler Campbell. My grandfather (Cuyler's brother)  was Jim Campbell. My dad was James Lee and my brother is James Edward II (after grandpa).

In a small community like ours - in Chumuckla, Florida - the family ties are THICK and stretch back in these woods for a couple hundred years. 

So first cousins are almost like siblings and even second cousins are bonded by family lore and heritage and usually geographical proximity. It's a family model similar to
The stories get thicker and deeper
thousands across America. You know the people. You know a level of trust you have with few other social networks in your world.

But even so -- you begin to lose clarity of lineage as the families expand and your second cousins have grand-kids.  The names begin to blur.  In my case, I have to refresh my memory every year. It gets embarrassing to ask some of the now twenty-something cousins what their name is -- AGAIN.

It helps to ask who their mom or grandma is.  I am going to have to write up a family tree chart.

picture time
But, beyond the embarrassment I find myself increasingly amazed at the younger generation. They are following their dreams in all manner of fields.  Engineers, Medicine, Psychology, Educators, Farmers and business people.  Many are very advanced degrees.

Some of the twenties generation are still in school and the little ones are just getting started.  The talent and power of these independent people - as a family -- and as individuals is a gift to America - and to the next generation to follow them ! I am amazed.



America
The gathering every INDEPENDENCE DAY at
the barn in Chumuckla is a tradition for the Cuyler and Bessie  Campbell descendants for decades.

My brother Jim and I take advantage of every opportunity to soak up this bit of heritage that comes alive in this place every July. It is something to savor.

All Sizes of cousins
The fish are mullet caught by one of the cousins, Joe - who lives in Alabama. He used a cast net to take in a haul out of the Perdido Bay.  He cleaned them. His daughter often helps. Another cousin, David, cooked them.  Another fried up the hush puppies.


There was a pot luck table full of more food.  So many farmers are involved it is expected that every bounty the earth can provide will be laid out for discerning tastes.


 And it was. And it was good.   Very good.   
                                                      In America last Tuesday.

Generational Exchange

Generations Helping Hands

Enough to feed Coxie's Army
Joe caught the mullet and he eats the mullet

My brother, Jim can tell a story so it seems

The youngster here comes from a strong mold

A family within the family -
It is Sharon's barn but Ronnie is down from NC







There were a lot more cousins here
but they are shared in a private family
album.  Must have been 20 smaller kids
and then everybody under 60 is the younger
folks. The ones over 80 are getting old
and the ones over 90 are
simply superhuman.

My Brother, Jim - Retired from reserves as a Navy Captain. Our cousin, Clay who was here retired an Army Colonel. The BIRD on either collar is the the same. It is an American Bird.

an INDEPENDENT BIRD





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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Jernigan descendants are networking to research their Jernigan ancestors. If you are interested email me pwariner@bellsouth.net or visit the Genealogical Facebook page

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

SAVE THE COLLARDS

The Save the Collards Foundation is proud to support the following human efforts - and sometimes the other creatures that help. Our collards are conflict free.

BUZZ CREEK  (history and documentaries)

CHUMUCKLA dot com - a place on earth.

WME3.NET  a time tunnel to other things

IN COUNTRY - a blog of a wanderer who may be lost or not.

ROY TALKS - He cannot see but talks

ME3TV - a Facebook window to more than a little

JAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY - where surprises appear regularly

Santa Rosa Genealogical Society, FB
https://www.facebook.com/groups/gssrc/

PANHANDLE PIONEERS - Florida Panhandle people looking at roots

USS O'Callahan - a USN Veteran site for green sailors

USS Houston the LAST STAND ... in memory

RIVER RESOURCES  salvaging logjams and much more sawmill work

TEKTON Mill Works -- milling lumber to spec and more

JUDGING SHADOWS - a blog researching old unsolved murders in our very own backyard -- Florida Panhandle.


Save a collard --- eat a collard.  These are the things that make life.


A public service message ....

I am confident the "Jayden k Smith" and "Anwar" viral hack  warnings are themselves viral "tags" that help hackers thread through all your friend list when you copy and paste and send the warning messages. It is happening far too often to be normal. 

Obviously we can all be vigilant and vet all friend requests before approval. It is easy to report fake profiles to Facebook ... and sooner is better. Approving a fake friend can open your friend list to be farmed. 

Nearly all friend farming on Facebook does not cause your account to be damaged. Their big objective is to gain views and clicks in subtle ways that drive up the value of ads in their pages. Facebook is a great tool and is the new communication engine, often replacing email which became spam central.  Be safe out there!  A courtesy message from savethecollards.com

http://www.thatsnonsense.com/fake-facebook-message-warns-users-not-accept-jayden-k-smith-hacker/


Friday, April 14, 2017

Gerald Kilpatrick. 1941 - 2017

December 16, 1941 – April 13, 2017


Gerald “Jerry” Olen Kilpatrick, 75, of Chumuckla, Florida, passed away peacefully in his home on Thursday, April 13, 2017.

Jerry was born on December 16, 1941, in Chumuckla, Florida, and lived there his entire life. He graduated from Chumuckla K-12 School, and worked at American Cyanamid/Cytec and then at Griswold Farms upon retiring. 

Jerry was a devoted husband, a doting father, and an adoring grandfather and great-grandfather. A naturally gifted storyteller, he was blessed with the gift of gab and never knew a stranger. He was a good-natured jokester who always wore a welcoming smile and induced hearty laughs from everyone in his presence. He was generous of himself and his time and he was always willing to the go the extra mile to lend a helping hand wherever one was needed. Jerry was a kind and tenderhearted man who was deeply loved, genuinely respected, and sincerely admired; he will be missed by all those who were blessed to know him. 

Jerry is preceded in death by his father and mother, Willie Allen and Myrtle Mae Kilpatrick; his brother, Rodney Herbert Kilpatrick; and his nephew, Herbert Ryan Kilpatrick.

He is survived by his wife, Tryllis Kilpatrick; his children, Karla and Robert Germann, Allen and Angie Kilpatrick, Alana and Gordon Howell, Chris Huggins, and Tim Huggins; his grandchildren, Adam and Richelle, Keith and Hannah, Brandon and Bonita, Casey and Rachel, Damon and Alisha, Nolan and Morgan, Mitchell and Magan, Hannah, and Haley; his great-grandchildren, Alana, Braydan, Kelsen, Leland, Jase, Mali, Tambrey, Trace, Tucker, Madison, Braydon, Bristol, and Lincoln; and his nieces, Renee and Rhonda.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Chumuckla Community Church with Pastor Tom Sharron and Donnie Sowell officiating. Interment will follow in Elizabeth Chapel Community Cemetery. Lewis Funeral Home, Pace, directing. 

The family will receive friends for visitation from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at Chumuckla Community Church.

Jerry’s family is honored to have his grandsons serving as his pallbearers: Damon and Nolan Frady, Adam and Keith Germann, and Brandon and Casey Kilpatrick.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Cliff Creel, Adam and Ben Ellison, Paul and Tyler Griswold, Chris and Tim Huggins, and Darrell Paul. 

The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to Dr. Sunnenberg, Nancy Hatcher, and the oncology nurses at Sacred Heart Hospital.

Continue to Gerald's Online Memorial Tribute

Lewis Funeral Home Website

Obituary Listings for Lewis Funeral Home

Lewis Funeral Home
6405 Highway 90 West
Milton, FL United States
32570

Phone: 850-623-2243

Monday, April 10, 2017

Veronica Waters. 1965 - 2017

Veronica Ann Waters

1965 - 2017

Veronica Ann Waters, 51, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

Veronica was born in Milton, FL and resided in Chumuckla, FL all of her life. 

She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Luvenia and Denis Nelson and Juanita and Harry Howell.

Veronica is survived by: daughter, Ashley (Christopher) Frobenius of Chumuckla, FL; son, Nicholas Waters (Dana Blackmon) of Jay, FL; grandson, Grant Frobenius; mother, Ann (Roger) Cobb of Jay FL; sister, Regina (David) Kelley of Chumuckla; brother, Marcus (Stacy) Brannon of Chumuckla and a host of relatives and friends.

Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until funeral service begins at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Chumuckla Community Church (formerly Elizabeth Chapel) with Earle Greene officiating.

Pallbearers will be Scott English, Todd Watson, JR Enfinger, Tim Smith, Justin Conner, Victor Dixon, Steve Bozeman and Sammy Jo Howell.

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

Express your condolences in our guestbook at pnj.com/obits


Published in Pensacola News Journal on Apr. 9, 2017

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Bobby Waters. 1961-2017

http://www.trahanfamilyfuneralhome.com/book-of-memories/2896194/Waters-Bobby/obituary.php

Bobby R. Waters
1961 - 2017

Bobby Ray Waters, 55, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

Bobby was born in Conecuh County, AL and had been a resident of Chumuckla, FL for 32 years.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Geraldine Johnson and Gene Waters and brother, Eddie Waters.

Bobby is survived by his daughter, Ashley (Christopher) Frobenius of Chumuckla, FL; son, Nicholas Waters (Dana Blackmon) of Jay, FL; grandson, Grant Frobenius; sisters, Brenda Fox, Linda Baggett and Joan Johnson; brother, Tommy Waters and a host of relatives and friends.

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until funeral service begins at 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 10, 2017 at Chumuckla Community Church (formerly Elizabeth Chapel) with Brother E. J. Waters officiating.


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Clarence Ray Cook 1940-2017



Clarence Ray Cook, age 76, of the Chumuckla community, went home to be with his Lord on March 24, 2017. 

Clarence was a native and lifelong resident of Chumuckla and was of the Pentecostal faith. He will be remembered for his love of family, his friends, music, car racing, and gardening.
He was preceded in death by: His wife, Rosalind Pinckard Cook; His parents, Roy W. and Edith Cook; and one brother, Leon Cook.

He is survived by: His son, Scottie Cook (Melissa); One granddaughter, Rosalind Parker; One grandson, Calvin Cook (Kassi); One great-grandson, Wyatt Parker; Two sisters, Voncille Grant and Marie Cook (Otis); Two brothers, Eddie Cook (Laura) and Winston Cook; Three brothers-in-law, Flynn Pinckard (Naomi), Tharold Pinckard (Sharon), and Jack Pinckard (Anne); Several nieces and nephews; Special friend, Robbie Cook and her son, Chris Nicholas. 
The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until funeral service begins at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Chumuckla Community Church. Rev. Landon Willis will officiate with burial at Elizabeth Chapel Community Cemetery. 

Nelline Campbell Polk

Nelline Campbell Polk   1936-2017

Nelline Campbell Polk, 80, of Chumuckla, passed away March 20, 2017. She was a native and lifelong resident of the Chumuckla Community.

She was preceded in death by: parents Byron and Clara Mae Campbell, her son Marty Vann, 1 brother and 2 sisters.

Survivors include: son, John (Karen) Vann; 3 grandsons, Nick (Jessica) Vann, Adam (Nikki) Ellison and Ben (Jamie) Ellison; 4 grandchildren, Trenton, Caroline, Caylee and Caydence.

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

Visitation will begin at 2pm, Friday, March 24, 2017 at Chumuckla Community United Methodist Church with service following at 3pm with Pastor Tom Sharon officiating. Burial will be held at Elizabeth Chapel Community Church.

Express your condolences in our guestbook at pnj.com/obits
Published in Pensacola News Journal on Mar. 23, 2017
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Monday, March 13, 2017

Ryan Kilpatrick

The family of Ryan Kilpatrick would like to thank you for your support, prayers, food and expressions of sympathy and love during this very difficult time. We are devastated by our loss.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Trahan Family Funeral Home in Milton. Visitation will be at Chumuckla Community Church on Thursday, March 16th, 6 - 7pm for family, 7 - 9pm for friends.
Services will be at Chumuckla Community Church at 11am on Friday, March 17th with burial to follow in Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery. The Church address is: 8008 Chumuckla Hwy, Pace, Florida 32571.

An obituary will be added when available. Trahan.

Irene Leavins Obituary -

Irene Leavins Obituary - Pensacola, Florida | Trahan Family Funeral Home: Irene Pendleton Leavins, 91, of Bagdad, FL went home on March 9, 2017 to be with the Lord and her other family members.
Mrs. Leavins was born in Chumuckla, and was a homemaker and Pastor’s wife. She was a Soul winner and prayer warrior for many who needed a special touch of God.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, Howard Grady Leavins, Sr.; a daughter, Earline Leavins Rice; sons: Howard Grady Leavins, Jr., William Franklin Leavins, Danny Charles Leavins, and Gary Wayne Leavins; and grandson, Daniel Rice.
Survivors include: six children: Waldine Leavins, Linda (Ray) Braly, Ann (Joel) Black, Gwen (Yehia) Ibrahim, Alice Leavins, Earl (Libby) Leavins and Donald (Mary) Leavins, Sr.; seventeen grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; four loving and faithful friends: Terry Smith, Betsy Allen, Anna Bonham, and June Taylor; plus many others.
Trahan Family Funeral Home of Milton is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until funeral service begins at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Faith Chapel Assembly of God Church, 8080 South Airport Rd., Milton, FL.