Saturday, February 18, 2017

Billy Wayne Mock - 1954- 2017

Billy Wayne Mock, 62, of Tifton passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at his residence. A graveside funeral service will be held for Mr. Mock at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 17, 2017, at Andersonville National Cemetery in Andersonville. 

Born February 22, 1954 in Pensacola, Florida, Mr. Mock was the son of the late James William Mock and Hazel Edwina Enfinger Mock. He was retired from the United States Army as an aircraft electrician. 

Mr. Mock is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Randall and Kathy Mock of Pace, Florida; and two sisters, Betty Weeks of Arkansas and Lisa Bell of Pensacola, Florida. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to a favorite Veteran’s organization.

Chumuckla, Florida - is in Mourning.  A sad loss of a treasured classmate.

Obituary from Tifton, GA.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Unkown Chumucklan ca 1940

Doug Davis found this photo among his parent's affects.  He thinks he was told by his dad the man was a Simms which is the maiden name of his grandmother Davis.

He remembered being told the man had this motorcycle and was proud of it. He wrecked it one day on the big curve on Hwy 197 near the old Wallace Field. And he died there.  Anybody have a clue who he was.?

It appears to be a 1950's house structure. Seems a more modern motorcycle than the 1940's.

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Kenneth Harris - 1942-2017

He is preceded in death by his father, Floyd Harris; mother, Joy Harris; son, Kevin Harris; and two brothers, Larry Wayne Harris and Roger Harris.

He is survived by his wife, Shelby Harris; son Keith (Fran) Harris; grandson, Clark (Krista) Harris; two granddaughters, Kendra (JJ) Kimbrough and Darla Harris; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Patsy Ard; and one brother, Harry Harris.

Kenneth was a masonry contractor for many years in Pensacola and the surrounding area. He had an extraordinary work ethic and expected everyone else to have one also. He could even turn fishing and gardening into a job, but thoroughly enjoyed doing both. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 7, 2016, at Lewis Funeral Home, Pace Chapel. Visitation will be held 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., prior to the services.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Lavern "Skeeter" Howell 1927-2016

Thursday, November 10th, 2016,    4:00pm - 7:00pm
Lewis Funeral Home, Milton Chapel

Friday, November 11th, 2016, 11:00am
Lewis Funeral Home, Milton Chapel  (See Website)
Address 6405 Highway 90 West
Milton, FL  32570

Sunday, October 30, 2016

CHUMUCKLA CLASSES (2) for id - ca 1939?

Chumuckla School Classes ca 1939 - From Willard Davis Collection

Thought to be ca 1937.  These two photos (Prior post is photo 1) were found in the affects of Willard Davis after his death. Alas we need some clarification of who the people are.  

FB - conversation from earlier (please feel free to comment below or on fb) 
Gail Allred Top row, l to r, sixth child, fourth girl, is my mother, Maunette Hayes. The girl directly in front of her is Opal McCall. Mother was born in 1931. This picture was taken about 1939.
Gail Allred I believe that the seventh child, top row, l to r, may be Erma Ruth Stewart. Somewhere in the photo will probably be Donald Stinson and Jean Enfinger and Doug's mother.
Lynn Luker Atkins Omgoodness! Momma! My heart is so full right now! Sweet picture!!!
Vic Campbell Sharon Lee Pinckard your mom may be in these
Sharon Lee Pinckard I'll forward this to her. Thanks

CHUMUCKLA CLASSES for id - ca 1937?

Photo from Willard Davis Collection ca 1937? Chumuckla School

Thought to be ca 1937.  These two photos (next post is photo 2) were found in the affects of Willard Davis after his death. Alas we need some clarification of who the people are.  Doug Davis reports the tall lady in the back of this group is said to be Mrs. SIMMONS.  Her husband may have been a teacher there as well, or perhaps principal?  They lived in the old house that Homer  and Minnie Burns lived in before a fire there caused it to need replacement in the 1960's.  At intersection of Ed Enfinger Road - past the school.  Family are trying to identify those in the photo. You can see this photo in a larger version by just clicking on it.   If logged into google you can comment below.  An earlier comment on fb by Gail Luker Allred.  is here -- " I'm pretty sure that the fourth child, top row, r to l, is Ruth Wynell Salter. The teacher may be Mrs. McCaskill. Aunt Ruth Wynell was born in 1928."

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Mildred Golden Simmons Salter Sept. 19

Mildred Golden Simmons Salter, 84, of Chumuckla, Florida, passed away Saturday, September 19, 2015.
Mildred was born in Jay, Florida. She graduated from Chumuckla High School and was a member of Chumuckla Community Church. Mildred was a native of Santa Rosa County her entire life.

She was preceded in death by parents, Porter C. Simmons and Verla Maebelle D. Simmons; and spouse, Thomas D. Salter, Jr.

She is survived by her five children; Thomas D. Salter, III, Pamela A. Salter, Judy Renee Salter, Lewis M. Salter (Lynda), Deborah S. Crews (Ricky), grandchildren; Stephen A. Diamond, Christina Y. Cross, Alyssa Ivey Crews, James Balk, Sylvia Balk, Shelby Balk, great-grandchildren; Robert Cross, Gavin Cross, Ethan Diamond, Owen Thomas Diamond, Noah Diamond, Colt Cross, sister; Lillian (Polly) Spears, and brother; Mason Simmons (Ruby), many sister and brother-in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 12 noon, Wednesday, September 23, 2015, at Lewis Funeral Home, Pace Chapel, with Pastor Tom Sharon officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., prior to the service.

Interment will follow services at Elizabeth Chapel Community Cemetery, Chumuckla. Stephen A. Diamond, Marty Griswold, Alan Miller, Terry Spears, Bill Enfinger, and Rusty Enfinger will serve as pallbearers.

The family would like to thank Dr. C. David Smith and his excellent staff for many years of extremely good care of our mother. We would also like to extend a special thank you to the Circle of Love group from the church for the many visits, prayers, and special gifts.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Matthew Butler - 1970 - 2016

This is Pamela Patterson's son -- Chumuckla HS  '67. It is posting late here - with apologies. I was unaware. (Vic)

Jimmie Mathew “Matt” Butler, 45, of Milton, FL, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2016. 

Matt was born on August 26, 1970, in Pensacola to Jimmie and Pamela Butler, and resided in Pace for the first half of his life. He was a graduate of Pace High School, the University of West Florida, and the University of Alabama. Matt was a very active member of Immanuel Baptist Church for many years. He participated in the choir and mission trips, but mostly loved working with the children. His love of working with children continued during his college years, serving the summer months specifically with the Techwood Center in inner city Atlanta, Georgia. He settled after his college years in Dallas, Texas, where he resided until August 2013, when he moved back home to Northwest Florida. While in Dallas he worked in varying positions with public relations and in his spare time loved participating in the arts. He was well gifted in song, dance and acting. Matt was very much a people person and enjoyed life.

Matt was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harry M. and Lou V. Butler of Milton, and James D. Patterson of Pace, Florida.

Matt is survived by his father, Jimmie L. Butler of Pace; his mother, Pamela G. Patterson of Milton; his sister, Traci L. (Paul) Peaden of Milton; nephew, Jase D. Peaden of Milton; grandmother, Judy I. (Harold) Strength of Flomaton, Alabama; numerous loving uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held for Matt at Immanuel Baptist Church, Pace, Florida, on Saturday, March 19, 2016, with Clain Roberts officiating. Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. prior to the service. 

The family would like to give a very heartfelt thank you to Dr. Dennis Mayeaux, the staff and nurses at Sandy Ridge Health and Rehabilitation, and the staff and nurses at Regency Hospice – Pensacola.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

THE JAY STUMP TALKS - Candidates 2016

THE JAY STUMP TALKS - Candidates 2016

Most of the local and state candidates showed up for the fish fry and stump talks in Jay, August 6. The few that missed would be sad to know that we estimate for every local citizen who showed up, another 50 to 100 voters are influenced. This is because the town of Jay is an older pioneer genetic base for the region and families and networks are centuries old. So, because of the deep roots throughout the county - even large parts of the South County are affected by what people in Jay hear and talk about.  Conversely, the more shallow roots but much greater numbers of South County residents require attendance to be 4 to 8 times larger for the same "reach".  Congratulations to all the candidates for participating in the GREAT AMERICAN TRADITION.   Here is the AUDIO from the Jay STUMP TALKS.  Feel free to note the time stamps for YOUR favorite candidates.

Do feel free to join in the Jay Historical Facebook Page Group
The site has become a fascinating repository of short stories
and reminiscing by members and others. It is an enjoyable stop 
along the highway of information.

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Willie Mae Cook Enfinger - 1925- 2016

Obituary for Willie Enfinger

Willie Mae Cook Enfinger, 90, passed away peacefully in her Chumuckla, FL residence on Friday, August 5, 2016.
Mrs. Enfinger was born November 3, 1925 to Duncan Charlie and Mary Annar Ellis Cook and was a lifelong resident of Chumuckla. She was a kind and loving wife, mother, and grandmother. After retirement, Mrs. Enfinger became an avid and lucky gambler and made many trips to play at the slot machines!
She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, Gaston Enfinger; her daughter, Margaret Ard Sanchez; and two grandchildren.
Survivors include: five daughters: Annie Harris (Gerald Finch) of Pace, Brenda Correll Simmons of Gateswood, AL, Linda Sauls (Jim) of Milton, Vicki Stillings (Mark) of Gulf Shores, AL, and Kathy Bloor (Roger) of Niceville; two sons, Rufus Ard (Patsy) of Chumuckla and Ronald Ard (Diane) of Pace; sixteen grandchildren; thirty-eight great-grandchildren; and twenty-four great-great-grandchildren.
Trahan Family Funeral Home of Milton is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until funeral service begins at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at Chumuckla Community Church.
Burial will follow at Elizabeth Chapel Community Cemetery.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Miriam Davis - 1931-2016

Miriam Faye Enfinger Davis, age 85, of Chumuckla passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2016.
Miriam was born on June 28, 1931, in the Wallace community to Francis Monroe and Hazel Sharritt Enfinger.
She was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church, working with the G.A.'s and in the church nursery. She also loved her time working as a nurse's aide at Jay Hospital and Santa Rosa Hospital.
Miriam was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 69 years, James Willard Davis; her son, Donnie Davis; and siblings: Lillian (Phil) Heath, Vernon (Else) Enfinger, Dorothy Donnelly, Vera (Aubrey) McBride, Althea Blum, Frances (R.B.) Raybon, Howard (Mildred) Enfinger, Edwina Mock, Franklin Enfinger, Jean Sumlin, and James Enfinger.
She is survived by her children: Brenda (Larry) Gillman, Sandra Neal, and Doug Davis; five grandchildren: Tony (Pika) White, Donna White, Leslie (Pete) Zielinski, Sandra (Tony) Kuhl, and Gordon Gillman; five great-grandchildren: Davis and Ethan White, Tony and Taylor Kuhl, and Elizabeth Gillman; one great-great-granddaughter, Brelynn Kuhl; sister, Gwen (Bert) Riddles; brother Wilton (Nola) Enfinger; sister-in-law Gwendolyn Enfinger, and many nieces and nephews.
Many thanks to Covenant Care and to our Mom’ s personal caregivers. You are truly our angels on earth.
A visitation will be held on Friday, July 15, 2016 at Calvary Baptist Church in Allentown at 10:00 a.m. with the service to follow at 11:00 a.m. Brother LaDon Hall, assisted by Brother Dustin Lambert, officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery.
Trahan Family Funeral Home of Milton was in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Covenant Care 5041 North 12th Ave Pensacola, FL 32504.