Saturday, December 23, 2006
Saturday, December 09, 2006
On this day Dec. 09 60 years ago, Donald Eugene Davis was born with a hole in his heart. Doctors tried to fix it, but could not. Everyone who knew him liked and loved him. I did not not know him but it seems like I did . He died July 2, 1965. See I was born in 1966. Happy birthday Brother.
Monday, December 04, 2006
Another hot day in the river swamp. Too bad the gnats aren't as visible as they are in real life. Some of the flavor of the river is lost without the swatting and eye infections. Don't recognize the waterman, but he looks as if his fingers are on fire, and he is trying to blow it out. I'll ask around if anyone knows of a poor fellow with
burned hands. That's sure to be the guy.
The other spring indicated on the map link on this website is Mystic Springs, about 1/4 mi. N. of Bogia and on the west side of the river. When the first crackers came to the 'Scamby River Basin' to claim their Spanish Land Grants (or as squatters), the Mystic Springs area was known as the "Hot Ponds". At one point near the turn of the century (that's the turn of the 19th C.), there was a hotel and an outpouring area where patrons (and locals) bathed in the pool of tepid water. My Grand Mother told me that water was a warm 84-86 degrees degrees before the quake (see below) and 74-75 aferward.
One of those frequent, and barely noticeable, shifts in the earth's crust that we experience on a semi-regular basis here, closed the source some in the mid 1950's, and the water began to surface in a colder state. Those living nearby told me only yesterday, that the temperature has begun to rise again in the pond itself, indicating that we could have a hot pond returning. Most folks now think this pond is simply another dead lake on the river, or a disappearing slough, but once it had been of great value. There even was a special Spanish Land Grant for the 'Ponds' alone, dating from the 1700's.
After opening in early 1900, the 'Hotel Mystic Springs' closed in the mid 1920's. Thereafter an enterprising fellow rented and opened the first floor of the old hotel for Friday and Saturday night dances. This lasted for 6-8 years, but it eventually closed down, too. Prohibition was over (actually, prohibition never really affected us here. The "home fires" burned right on), the Depression was on, and the sawmills were starting to move to new timber. There was little money for the dancing and fun of the roaring 20's. Jobs and food were hard to get here, even prior to the stock market crash.
The locals continued to use the "cement pond" catch basin as a swimming hole until the W.W. II years. Mama drowned in that pool, in
'27 or '28. She revived, thankfully, and went on to a life devoid of trips to the swimming hole, beach, or swimming pools. Years later, in the midst of the time in life when I knew more than my parents did, I sometimes wondered if that drowning had anything to do with Mama's obvious deficiencies. (I never had the nerve to even MENTALLY question why Dad was "slow"). Several years passed, I was once again walking, and talking with them, and I noticed both had suddenly become more intelligent, and very wise. Obviously it was a "Miracle Recovery". What a relief it was to know I came from such resilient blood..
I have a picture of the Hotel in Chumuckla Springs. Have you seen it? If not, I will share it with you. Thanks for all you have shared with me and everyone else.
'till next time, Cary<><
Monday, November 27, 2006
Shirley Jean Peaden Rutherford
1957-2006Shirley Jean Peaden Rutherford, 49, of Pace, entered into the loving arms of her Heavenly Father, on Thursday, November 23, 2006. Shirley was born to Ann Martin and the late Rev. George Lee Peaden on March 25, 1957. She was a native and lifelong resident of Santa Rosa County. She had attended Pensacola Junior College and Troy State University where she received her Masters Degree in Criminal Law. She retired from the Santa Rosa County School System with over 22 years of service. Shirley was a loving Wife, devoted Mother, and an outstanding Grandmother!
Shirley was preceded in death by her father, Rev. G. L. Peaden; Stepfather, Doyce Martin: brother, Jody Peaden; sister, George Ann Russ, and a special father figure, Richard Jernigan.
Shirley leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of 34 years, Earl Rutherford; son and daughter in law, Wesley and Kristal Rutherford; daughter and son in law, Tammy and Neil Passmore; four precious grandchildren, Zachary and Leah Rutherford, and Victoria and Mary Ruth Passmore; mother, Ann Martin; sister, Ann Lou Milam; brothers and sisters in law, Pat and Alice Peaden, and Ricky and Susan Peaden; father in law and mother in law, A.E. "Hackie" and Rolena Rutherford; a very special mother figure, Jeanette Jernigan, and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, November 27, 2006 at the Lewis Funeral Home in Milton with Rev. Richard Bradley officiating. Burial will follow in the Elizabeth Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery with LEWIS FUNERAL HOME directing.
The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm on Monday, prior to services. Active Pallbearers will be Bobby Burkett, Charlie English, John Barnes, John Price, Dale Peaden, Lee Peaden, and Matthew Peaden
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Friday, November 10, 2006
Arthur Dennis " A.D. " Rutherford
A.D. was a Vietnam veteran while serving in the U.S. Marines.
A.D. is survived by his parents, Arthur E. and Rolena Rutherford; two sons, Paul Rutherford and Kevin Rutherford; three daughters, Regina (John) Grayson, Crystal (Anthony) Wingate and Karrie (Jonathan) Peaden; four grandsons and two granddaughters; five brothers, Jimmie Rutherford, Seaborn (Sylvia) Rutherford, Earl (Shirley) Rutherford, Alton (Candy) Rutherford and Steve Rutherford; two sisters, Joyce (Frank) Kolb and Audrey (Lamar) Brown; and seven nephews and eight nieces.
Visitation was held at Lewis Funeral Home on Sunday, October 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., followed by a graveside service.
In loving memory from his brother, Jimmie.
Thursday, October 26, 2006
She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, George L. (Roy) Bray, parents, Henry W. and Nancy Rebecca Nobles, brothers, Gillis and Clifford Nobles, sisters, Adelle Barry and Mabel Windham.
She is survived by a son, George (Gertrud) Bray, daughter, Rebecca (Earnest) Jernigan, four grandchildren, Julie Jernigan, Sandi (David) Coppedge, Greg (Kathy) Jernigan and Dale (Carolyn) Bray, seven great grandchildren, Amy and Amanda Allen, Ashton and Kandace Jernigan, Chris, Scott and Todd Bray, David Jr. and Selena Coppedge, one sister-in-law, Della Nobles, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 3:00 PM Wednesday, October 25, 2006 at the Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Joe Mullins and Rev. LaDon Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with LEWIS FUNERAL HOME directing.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Tuesday evening in the Lewis Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church, Prayer Room Fund, 8000 Chumuckla Highway, Pace, Florida 32571.
Our special thanks go to the south hall nurses, CNA's and staff of the Heritage Nursing Home who were so good to care for our mother. You are truly called of God.
Active pallbearers will be Lamar Nobles, John Nobles, Carlton Ward, Joe Shofner, Eddie Tribble and Andy Elliott.
Honorary pallbearers are Colbert Campbell, Robert Conway, Marion Tidwell, Chuck Thames, T. L. Diamond, Byrd Mapoles, Ted Rhodes, Felton Smith, Charles Vanlandingham, Katherine James, Exie Stanley, Ethel Tribble, and Janet Greenblatt.
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Sunday, October 22, 2006
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Saturday, October 14, 2006
Chumuckla, FL High School used to play basketball against Repton, Alabama in the 1960's. Repton was a bigger school, but they did not have a lower class school to match Chumcuckla (Tripple C) so we were in their league. Today, Chumuckla is in resurgence with people seeking lower cost rural living out of the urban area of Pensacola, while Repton is too far from jobs and the forestry and agricultural jobs once there have been mechanized or moved on. Repton is a dead town. We could probably beat them in basketball now -- on a good day! More pictures of Repton and Burnt Corn in the Flickr site from the sidebar. More at INCOUNTRY too.
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Robert Edward " Bob " Sanders
Bob is survived by his wife, Garia Manning Sanders, of Milton; son, Chris (Heather) Sanders, of Mobile, AL; daughter, Kim (Larry) Culpepper, of Milton; grandson, Carson Culpepper, of Milton; and his sister, Margaret (Maxie) Hatcher, of Cave City, KY.
Funeral services for Mr. Sanders will be 10AM, Wednesday, September 27, 2006, at Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Stewart and Rev. Greg Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Hopewell Primitive Baptist Cemetery with Lewis Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be 6 to 8PM, Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at Lewis Funeral Home in Milton. LEWIS FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.
Saturday, September 23, 2006
Well, why am I telling this story. I wanted to point out that no matter what you read or what people back home tell you, this is the real world. We are using real weapons, real bullets and real people. The situations every day that we experience are real. What we do every day has risks associated, risks that are minimized if people follow the correct procedures. It is only when people get sloppy and do not follow these procedures that the risks out weight the benefits. Everyone is OK and we will get over this very large hurdle. But we have along hill to climb to get over this one.
OK, now to the old cheerful me. Good news, the Chiefs have a bye this weekend. GO CHIEFS! The Battlestar Galactica has found the mother world but the Ceylon’s are there awaiting the Battlestar. OK, there is not much TV in these parts so a man has to make do with what is available. Actually, I have gotten into the Battlestar Galactica series. I guess I will have to watch it from now on.
The weather is starting to get cooler. Now hold on to your chair, the high today was 104 degrees. Now that may not seem cool, but four weeks ago the high was 135 degrees. I hear that the temperatures in Kansas City are in the low 60’s at night. Well, that is a 30 degrees change for the highs in the summer. We have had a thirty degree change so far in our highs here in Kuwait. The humidity is in the teens so the heat is dry and the lows are in the high 70’s or low 80’s. Actually the mornings have been quite nice. My Kuwaiti crud has almost gone away. I had called it the Kuwaiti Crude in pervious e-mails but crude is what they send through the pipes in the picture below. The Kuwaiti crud is the cold everyone gets just for being here. Sorry for the black spot. My camera does not like the desert sand. L
Sunday, September 03, 2006
Saturday, September 02, 2006
Melba Ruth McCaskill, age 86, of Chumuckla, passed away Friday, September 01, 2006. Mrs. McCaskill was a native of Geneva, AL. She was born June 18, 1920 to the Hugh Shealy and Alberta Owen. She was a graduate of Troy University. She later moved to Chumuckla to teach school, where she met and married her husband, J.D. McCaskill. She went on to teach for the Santa Rosa County School System for 35 years. Mrs. McCaskill was a longtime, faithful member of the Elizabeth Chapel Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband J.D. McCaskill.Mrs. McCaskill is survived by her three daughters, Marian (Rick) Hunsucker, of Pace, Jill (Thomas) LeDew, of Pace and Jane Wilson of Pace; six grandchildren, Chad (Kristin) Hunsucker, Amy (Andy) Bell, Jeannie Leigh LeDew, Suzanne Michelle LeDew, J.D. Wu, and Jacob Wu; two great-grandchildren, Bree and Drew Bell; and her sister Madie Cortese, of Tampa, FL.Funeral services for Mrs. McCaskill will be 3:00PM, Sunday, September 3, 2006, at Elizabeth Chapel Methodist Church, with Rev. Gary Jones and Rev. J.W. "Woody" Hunsucker officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00-3:00PM, Sunday, prior to service, at Elizabeth Chapel Church. Burial will follow in Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery with Lewis Funeral Home directing.Pallbearers will be Chad Hunsucker, J.D. Wu, Jacob Wu, Andy Bell, Steve Bozeman, and Tommy Bozeman.Honorary Pallbearers will be Colbert Campbell, Robert Conway, George Henry Bray, Marion Tidwell, Tubby Jernigan, Chuck Thames, Jack Caraway, Claude DeVane, Ted Waters, Terry Neustaedter, and Rev. LaDon Hall.LEWIS FUNERAL HOME in Milton is in charge of arrangements.
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
See the okra? It was put to good use. This is especially nice looking okra - myself being an expert, having had a 5 acre okra plantation with my brother when we were in our "slave phase" down on the farm which is to the lower left of the Chumuckla Crossroads aerial below. That is TD, Jr. in the chair (founder and CEO emritus of Salter's Farm Market). Milton Salter (Thomas, Jr.s Mom) is well over 90. I captured this "Milton Salter Sighting" at the Farm market. Pat Kilpatrick is walking toward the camera from his home - soon to become a parking lot for maybe a shopping center at the corner of Woodbine Road and Hwy 90. The former mass of Live Oaks were undone by Ivan a few years back. Uncle Sammy's Crossroads Market is in a photo above and is located near the crossroads in the photo below. I got lucky on this shot, returning from a brief trip to Houston. The landing pattern for Pensacola was 'just right' that day. MORE PICTURES.
Sunday, August 20, 2006
Saturday, August 12, 2006
Bruce was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Ruby Jane Grant, his parents and two brothers, Ray & Dick Grant.
He is survived by a son & daughter in law, Jim & Jennifer Grant of Autaugaville, AL, two daughters & sons in law, Janie & Melvin Gaylard of Cantonment and Diane & Joe Dodge of Ackworth, GA, six grandchildren, who were the light of his life Amanda(Scott) Brooks, Alicen Grant, Melanie, Jason and Justin Gaylard and Jeffrey Dodge, one great grandson, George Brooks, three sisters, Odene Segrest, Winnie (Donald) Campbell and Doris (Billy Ray) Foster, a host of nieces, nephews, in laws and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be 10 am Monday August 14, 2006 at Faith Chapel North-Cantonment with Rev. Clive Knights and Rev. Fred Funches officiating. Active pallbearers will be his grandsons and nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be his granddaughters and nieces. Interment will follow at Elizabeth Chapel Chumuckla.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday August 13, 2006 from 5pm to 7pm.
Bruce was a kind and loving man and will be greatly missed, the family request in lieu of flowers donations be made in memory of Bruce to Farm Hill United Methodist Church Youth Fund or Chumuckla United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund.
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Monday, July 10, 2006
Tina Robin Dixon
1964-2006Tina Robin Dixon, 42, of Pensacola, died Tuesday, July 4, 2006.
Mrs. Dixon was born May 3, 1964 in Santa Rosa County and graduated from Pace High School.
Survivors include her husband Maurice "Mo" Ervin Dixon, III; daughter Kayla Husted; her parents Billy and Paula Kimbrough; as well as sisters Sonja (Paul) Young, Charlene Kimbrough and Kim (Rodney) Free; brother Morgan (Missy) Kimbrough; and three nephews, Paul, Conner, and John Morgan.
Visitation will be 10:00 am until the Funeral Service time at 11:00 am Saturday, July 8, 2006, at Harper-Morris Memorial Chapel, with Rev. Sam Fitts officiating. Burial will follow at Bayview Memorial Park.
HARPER-MORRIS MEMORIAL CHAPEL is in charge of arrangements.
Thursday, July 06, 2006
Saturday, June 24, 2006
With brotherly love, Chester Hawthorne c/o GodsCancerCure.com
Saundra Lee Hunter, age 56, of Chumuckla died on Monday, June 19, 2006. She was a longtime resident of Chumuckla and a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her parents; John Miller, Jr., and Ivy Whewell Miller.
She is survived by her husband, Harold Denny Hunter; a son, Harold Denny Hunter, III; a daughter, Natasha (Dwayne) McCurley; brothers, Jack, Scotty and Robby; sisters, Elaine, Connie, Linda and Jean; brother-in-law, Steve Hunter; sister-in-law, Carol Williams; and two grandchildren, Kayla Hunter and Curtis Watson.
Funeral services will be held 6 p.m. Saturday, June 24, 2006, at Chumuckla United Methodist with the Rev. Clive Knights and the Rev. Larry Westman officiating. Burial will follow at Elizabeth Chapel. Cemetery.
A visitation wll be at the church 1 hour prior.
Friday, June 02, 2006
Thursday, May 18, 2006
Lamar was born in Pace, Florida in 1922. His parents moved to Chumuckla in 1932.
After his graduation from high school (Chumuckla School), he joined the Navy and served mostly in the Philippines during World War II. He and Frances Manning married in 1948 at First Baptist Church in Pensacola, FL. He retired from the Navy after 22 years of service. He traveled to Europe, China and served 2 years in Japan with his young family. They also lived in California, Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia, and South Carolina and Florida during his Navy career.
He loved his family and the land in Chumuckla. The summer of 1960, he was stationed at Pensacola Naval Air Station and he moved his family to Chumuckla. During his last tour of duty in Norfolk, VA, he commuted most weekends to be with his family.
He and Frances built a house on the land that has been in the family for three generations and that is where he died. He drew much pleasure from riding the tractor, harvesting hay and taking care of his cows, just as his father had done. After retirement from the Navy, he helped start and worked part time for the Chumuckla Water System. His truck could be seen daily at the "Pump House" as he insured the quality of the water. He retired from the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service after 18 years. He flew in small planes taking aerial photos of Santa Rosa County and Texas for the ASCS. He traveled all of Santa Rosa County and knew every back road and farmer. He had a profound appreciation for the land, trees and nature which he taught to his daughters and grandchildren. He was a member and past treasurer of Chumuckla United Methodist Church and was active for many years in the Chumuckla Ruritan Club.
Lamar is survived by his wife of 58 years, Frances; daughters and sons-in-law, Faye and Dave Westfall of Gainesville, GA and Kittye and Winston Norris of Pace, FL; grandchildren, Kristen Westfall and Spencer Minch, Kimberly and Kevin Enns, Kate Westfall, Kyle and Brandy Norris and Kurt Norris; sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and Olyn Matthews; sister-in-law, Myrtle Campbell; and many wonderful nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his brother, J. Lee Campbell and his mother and father, Dessie and Jim Campbell.
The family is very grateful to Tryllis Kilpatrick, who daily provided love, care and comfort to Lamar and Frances. We appreciate Leo Nichols and Bonnie Haye, who were always ready to come when we needed them.
The family will receive friends and family at Chumuckla United Methodist Church from 3:00-4:00 p.m., Friday, May 19, 2006. The service will begin at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Clive Knights officiating. Burial will follow at Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Chumuckla United Methodist Church Building Fund.
Arrangements are under the direction of DONNIE SOWELL FUNERAL HOME.
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Report Filed with Chumuckla.net by Doug Davis.