Friday, September 26, 2008

C G "CHIEF" LAWLER 1920-2008

C G "Chief" Lawler, age 88, passed away on September 23, 2008. He was born in Hodges, AL and has resided in Santa Rosa since 1957. He was a retired Navy Chief Petty Officer with over 21 years of service. He served in WWII in the Asiatic Pacific Campaign. He was awarded the Commendation Ribbon, Aircrew Insignia, Air Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross. He also served during the Korean conflict. He also retired from the City of Milton.

Mr. Lawler is preceded in death by his wife, Mary C. Lawler. He is survived by two sons, Bob Lawler of Milton and Greg Lawler of Milton; two daughters, Carolyn (Chubby) Locklin of McLellan and Diane (Dale) Simmons of Milton; four grandchildren, Jeff (Carla) Locklin, Katie (Michael) Brandon,Steve (Carey) Locklin, Justin Simmons; nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm, Friday, September 26, 2008 at McLellan Church of Christ with full military honors. Visitation will be from 1:00pm to 2:00pm prior to service. Honorary pallbearers will be James Manning, Wayne Dennis, Phillip Cohron, Aubrey Courtney, Eddie Mixon, Roy Jones, Jr., Randy Bass, and Roger Hardy. Lewis Funeral Home, Milton Chapel in charge of arrangements. Friends may send condolences and share fond memories with the family at Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 9/25/2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

Boo Weekly Connection

Patty Joyner Hawthorne and her husband Wayne. Their daughter Karen is married to Boo Weekly. (Cynthia)
Check us out! Here we are at the Ryder Cup Gala in Louisville, Ky last week! We had a GREAT time!!!!!! (Patty)

Friday, September 19, 2008

Simmons Sr., Alton Raybon

Alton Raybon Simmons, Sr., age 70, of Chumuckla, FL, passed away on Friday, September 12, 2008. He was born in Opp, AL and had resided here half his life. Mr. Simmons was preceded in death by his father, Marion A. Simmons; mother, Norean Simmons; brother, Charles A. Simmons; sister, Ruthie Bostwick. Alton is survived by his wife of 23 years, Loretta Jane Kelley of Chumuckla; sons, Al (Rosemary) Simmons of Milton, FL, Chris (Angel) Simmons of Middleburg, FL, Steve (Stacey) Simmons of Bagdad, FL; sisters, Shirley (Bill) Hopkins, Betty (Doug) Horton, Eddnie (Jack) Walthers; and sister-in-law Ann Simmons; seven grandchildren, and a very special friends, Chris (Sally) Nobles and children. Visitation Services will be held at Lewis Funeral Home Pace Chapel from 5 to 7pm on Monday, September 15, 2008. Lewis Funeral Home directing.Friends may send condolences and share fond memories with the family at
Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 9/14/2008

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Cynthia Campbell Mitchell fights Cancer

Cynthia had gall bladder surgery because she thought that was what was making her feel so sick and tired. Since then she had 3 spells. She will be feeling fine one minute and the next minute she will be sick to her stomach. High temperatures and blood work and CT scans led to a tumor (big as a softball) diagnosis. An operation is imminent. Likely a Monday surgery. Your prayers are requested and appreciated. The hospital for contact will be Sacred Heart.

In other developments: Diane Hatfield has completed chemo therapy and is at home. Tom Reynolds is undergoing stent surgery for his arteries this week. Curtis and Benny appear to be recovered from their bouts with cancer. Norman Walther is well from his heart surgery but his wife is in treatment for lung cancer and making progress. There are several more cancer cases in our Chumuckla family and they all are in our prayers.

Cynthia Campbell Mitchell fights Cancer

June 10, I had gall bladder surgery because we thought that was what was making me feel so sick and tired. Since then I have had 3 spells. July 5, the end of July and August 17. I will be feeling fine one minute and the next minute I will be so sick to my stomach. Sometimes I can throw up but most of the time I don't I feel like I am going to have diarrhea but usually I am constipated. The first night I run almost 102 temp. The second night almost 101. The third night almost 100. My stomach is so sore afterwards for 3 or 4 days. I went to my primary doctor on Friday, August 22. He gave me antibiotics to take for 10 days. The next Wednesday night I was running 100.8. Last Tuesday I had blood work. Wednesday morning I had an ultrasound and the nurse called me and said I had a large mass. Thursday, I had a CT scan and more blood work. Today I had more blood work.

I got a call this morning to be at Dr. Stalnaker ASAP.
I am waiting for Dr. Stalnaker to call me and let me know when I will have the surgery. The tumor is probably a little bigger than a softball from the way he held his hands. He says it shows signs of being cancer so he wants a cancer doctor there when I have surgery. He is trying to get up with a cancer doctor, my heart doctor and GP before he gets back to me.
He will do a complete hysterectomy and lymph nodes. He told me it is possible that they might have to remove part of my colon and wear a bag for awhile. He is surprised that Dr. Tugwell didn't find it when he took out my gall bladder.
At least now I know why I am feeling so tired. I thought it was just taking care of my 3 kids (Jackson, Julia and Tommy).