Sunday, January 28, 2007



Mary Magdalene Elliott Stafford Nichols was born June 7, 1925 and went home to be with the Lord, January 26, 2007. She was raised in the Elliott Town Community, South of Jay, Florida. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Leon Stafford and Earl D. Nichols. She was of the Church of Christ faith and was a member of the Ard Field Church of Christ for many years. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt. She was a founding member of the Santa Rosa County Creek Indian Tribe, Inc. and her tribal name was "Running Waters".
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, William "Dick" Elliott and Mary Cook Elliott; her brothers and sisters, Francis Isabell Elliott Russell, Lillie May Elliott Stone, Willis Elliott, Fay Elliott, Leon Elliott, Larry Wayne Elliott; her sons Milburn Stafford, Roy Dean Nichols, Roger Dean Nichols; daughter Shirley Ann Stafford, and granddaughter, Angela Kay Nichols.
Mrs. Nichols is survived by her children, Betty Stafford Reynolds (Dennis) Howell, Leon Elbert (Ernestine) Stafford, Linda Nichols (Sammy) Spellings, Thomas Earl (Laura) Nichols, L.D. (Sylvia) Nichols, and Lisa Nichols Vaughn; grandchildren, Keith (Renee) Reynolds, Tommy (Trish) Stafford, Kristi Simpson (Tony) Rachel , Evan (Vickie) Terrill, Tommy Nichols, Sam Nichols, Bryan (Erica) McCollum, Robert Nichols, Jennifer Nichols Qualls, Tina Stafford, Gina Stafford (Jeff) Yates, Kevin Stafford, Teresa Jernigan, Scott Stafford, Glenn (Dawn) Spellings, Dustin Vaughn, Roger Vaughn, Faith Bloomer, Sandra Nichols, Sarah-Jo Nichols and David Nichols; great grandchildren; Alyssa Dozier, Briana Reynolds, Jayden Rachel, Tristen Stafford, Zachary Rachel, Ashley Stafford, Meagan Stafford, Emily Stafford, Lauren Stafford, Peyton Spellings, Brooklyn Spellings, Christopher Gomillion, Meghan Gomillion, Alyssa Bloomer, Julian Jernigan, Tristan Qualls, Tylor Qualls, Kaleb Qualls, Jocelyn Nichols, Hanna Nichols, Taylor Nichols; sisters, Delaine Elliott Davis, Louise Elliott Freeman, Francis Helen Elliott, and Lillie Dean Elliott Morrow; uncles John A. Cook and Wheeler Cook; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be at 2:30PM, Tuesday, January 30, 2007 in the Lewis Funeral Home Milton Chapel with Pastor Mike Medford and Rev. Ron Carnley officiating. Burial will follow in the Ard Field Cemetery with LEWIS FUNERAL HOME directing. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00PM, Monday, January 29, 2007, at Lewis Funeral Home.
Active Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Keith Reynolds, Evan Terrill, Dustin Vaughn, Sam Nichols, Tommy Nichols, Robert Nichols and Glen Spellings. Honorary Pallbearers will be her sons-in-law, Sam Spellings and Dennis Howell.
She will always be in the hearts of her family and friends.

Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 1/28/2007.

Friday, January 26, 2007


Ronald Leon Cook, 67, of Chumuckla, Florida, passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2007.
He was preceded in death by his parents Roy and Edith Cook.
Ronald is survived by his former wife, Nancy Kozbiel, and their children Ron (Jennifer) Cook, Ronda (Keith) McNeill and Regina (Ken) White; Grandchildren, Kai, Emma, Shelby, Dalton and Aimie; brothers, Eddie (Laura) Cook, Clarence Cook and Winston Cook, sisters Voncile Grant and Marie (Otis) Joiner, nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 27, 2007, at Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Chad Cook, Brad Cook, Scottie Cook, Calvin Cook, Kenny Oats and Scott English.
DONNIE SOWELL FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Hospice, 5041 North 12th Avenue, Pensacola, Florida 32504.

Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 1/26/2007.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Business Week - Lindsay Campbell

We think Lindsay is possibly a descendent of one of the long lost Campbell tribes that left in the great diasopora of the last century.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Middle East Report - Matt Settle

I hope this finds everyone happy, wealthy and wise. I’m at least one of these and sometimes two. J This week started out like the rest of the weeks I have been here but finished out with some unique happenings. No! No mule riding or snowshoe wearing but I guess some of you back home could have used the snowshoes this week. I heard that it even snowed in part of San Diego this week. Well, it did not snow here in Kuwait. Most days things are pretty much the same as the day before. ... CONTINUTES in the COMMENTS link under this post. PICTURES HERE.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Wilma Elaine (lee) Enfinger

Elaine Enfinger, 60, of Pensacola died Monday, January 8, 2007.

Mrs. Enfinger was a native of Pace. She was a member of McIlwain Memorial Presbyterian Church, where she was the church secretary before her illness. She was preceded in death by her father, Howard F. Lee and step-father Edward Fowler.

Survivors include her husband, F. Adrian Enfinger; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Leslie Peterson of Jacksonville, FL; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Shannon Enfinger of Madison, AL; mother, Wilma Fowler of Pace; brothers and sisters-in-law, Wayne Riley and Donna Lee of Fort Walton Beach and Dennis and Jackie Fowler of Papillion, NE; eight grandchildren, Justin, Cameron, Seth, Tessa, Tad, and Levi Peterson and Mariah and Matthew Enfinger.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, January 12 at McIlwain Memorial Presbyterian Church with Rev. Chuck DeBardeleben, Rev. Rob Looper, and Rev. Oliver Martin officiating.

Burial will be in Serenity Gardens in Milton.

HARPER-MORRIS FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 11.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Damage to Coon Hill Cemetary

Vandals have created about $50,000 in recent damage to the Coon Hill Cemetary. We know there are "paranormal" or "ghost hunter" sites on the web that encourge the "stalking of ghosts" and it is expected most of these encourage proper respect of gravesites. We know there are many of these sites that mention Coon Hill among the many other graveyards considered to be "spooky". But, a few drunk teens with information in hand can create a very bad result. HERE IS THE PNJ NEWS ARTICLE. The trustees of Coon Hill are seeking the culprits and offer a reward. I hope they get them and they do time in jail as well as have to pay for the damages.