Tuesday, December 15, 2009

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Redneck Christmas Parade Today : NorthEscambia.com
By William
The Redneck Christmas Parade will be held this afternoon at 2:00 at the Chumuckla Crossroads. Redneck Games that were scheduled for Saturday were delayed by rain until this afternoon following the parade at the Chumuckla Ballpark. ...
NorthEscambia.com - http://www.northescambia.com/
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It's Redneck time in Chumuckla Chumuckla? You do, you clean it up. Kan. lawmaker: Sorry if 'RedNeck Rap' offensive WARNING: Do not critcize Obama while wearing a cap that calls opossum “the other dark meat.” (UNBELIEVABLE) ...
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Santa likes camouflage at Chumuckla event - Topix
Mike Garcia thinks he knows why people line County Road 182 to see the Chumuckla Redneck Christmas Parade. Leave a Comment. Comments ...
It's Redneck time in Chumuckla
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Martha Jane Carpenter 1929-2009

Martha Jane Carpenter, 80, of Milton, died Monday, October 19, at a local hospital. She was born in Brewton, Alabama, to the late Sanford S. Murphy and Bernice Peebles and lived most of her life in Milton. She was a longtime member of First Assembly of God in Milton.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Edward G. Carpenter; son, Thomas Wade Wyatt; and daughter, Linda Sue Reeves.
She is survived by a son, Sandy (Nancy) Wyatt; daughters, Shirley (Thomas) Moody and Tamra (Scott) Day, all of Santa Rosa County; grandchildren, Donald Braley of Naples, Florida, Jeremy (Rilee) Wyatt and Rhonda McGhee of Pace, and Jennifer Bryant of Foley, Alabama; great-grandchildren, Chase Macarthy and Cameron McGhee, and a longtime special friend, Evelyn Beasley of Jay.
Family will receive friends Thursday, October 22, 2009, at 11:30 am at Lewis Funeral Home Milton Chapel. Funeral services will begin at 1:00 pm., with the Rev. Fred Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in the Serenity Gardens Cemetery.
Lewis Funeral Home handling arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, family requests that donations be made to the charity of your choice.

FROM Pensacola News Journal

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Doyce Ray McWaters (1939 - 2009)

Doyce Ray McWaters, 70, of Crestview, went home to be with his Lord on Friday, Oct. 9, 2009.

He was born July 22, 1939 in Milton, Fla. and was a lifelong resident of Northwest Florida.

Doyce graduated from Milton High School in 1957 and enlisted in the United States Air Force proudly serving his country. After completing basic training, he trained as a Morse Intercept Operator at Keesler AFB, Ms. Upon completion, he was selected for further training as a Non-Morse Intercept Operator at March AFB, Ca. Upon completion of his specialized training he received a top secret security clearance and was sent to Karamursel Air Station, Turkey, where he performed duties that have been credited with making an important contribution to the United States effort in the cold war.

In 1961, he married the love of his life, Audrey Carol Harvell and together they raised a beautiful family. Doyce was a very proud and doting "Pop" to his two children, Pam and Todd, but his pride and joy was his "Special Angel", granddaughter, Tori Reynolds. He was affectionately known to many as Uncle Doyce and was a wonderful father figure and mentor to his many nieces and nephews.

Doyce was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church and enjoyed singing in the choir. After retiring from Frito Lay in 2002, he followed in his wife's footsteps and took up the game of golf, becoming a member and part owner of Foxwood Country Club. He was an avid sports fan known to cheer on the Braves, Seminoles and Celtics. Doyce loved fishing and also had a great love of country and gospel music; his favorites were George Jones and J.D. Sumner. An accomplished musician in his own right, Doyce enjoyed playing guitar with family and many friends.

Doyce was preceded in death by his father, Malvin McWaters; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Woodrow and Gladys Harvell; brothers-in-law, Bobby and Roger Harvell, Ish Grogan; and nephew, David McWaters.

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Audrey McWaters; his children, Pam Reynolds and Todd McWaters; his grand-daughter, Tori Reynolds; his mother, Maudie McWaters; his siblings, Herman (Joan) McWaters, Faye (Jerry) Waters, Dwight McWaters, Martha (Howard) Peeler, Rick (Sara) McWaters; his brother-in-law Scoot (Donna) Harvell; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pall Bearers will be his son, Todd McWaters; nephews, Bradley Harvell, Chad Harvell, Drew Harvell, Derek McWaters and Jeff Lemberger.

Visitation will be at Whitehurst-Powell Funeral Home on Monday, Oct. 12 from 6 to 8 pm. Funeral services will be Tuesday, Oct. 13 at Woodlawn Baptist Church Hwy. 85 N. Crestview at 2 p.m., with burial at Harper Cemetery, Hwy. 87 Holley, Fla.

Arrangements are entrusted to Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home, 436 W. James Lee Blvd. (Hwy. 90), Crestview. You may sign the guestbook and send your condolences at www.whitehurstpowellfuneralhome.com

... NEWS Forwarded by Carole Kimbrough Griffin - McWaters was a classmate for a short time in '50's.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

OSWALD R. CAMPBELL 1914 - 2009

Oswald Campbell
OSWALD R. CAMPBELL
1914 - 2009

Oswald R. Campbell, age 94, of Silverhill, AL, passed away Sunday, October 4, 2009 at Santa Rosa Health and Rehab in Milton, FL. He was born November 24, 1914 in Chumuckla, FL to the late Cuyler H. Campbell and Bessie Savelle Campbell.
Oswald served in the Army Air Corp having served in WWII and was a Jet Engine Mechanic for the Civil Service at Eglin Air Force Base. He moved to Silverhill, AL in 2000 from Crestview, FL and was a member of Silverhill Evangelical Covenant Church and the National Rifle Association.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Clayton Campbell and his twin brother, Otto Campbell.
Survivors include his wife, Mable Hendricks Campbell; two sons and a daughter-in-law, William R. Campbell of Senatobia, MS and Joe O. & Patricia H. Campbell of Silverhill, AL; a grandson, Daniel C. Campbell; a granddaughter, Jennifer A. Campbell, both of Silverhill, AL; brothers, Donald, Rufus, Glen, Winston and Colbert Campbell, all of Chumuckla, FL; sisters, Lucille Lee and Evelyn Jamison of Robertsdale, AL and Louise Gregory of Pensacola, FL.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 8, 2009 at 2 PM from the Chapel of National Cremation & Burial Society, Milton, FL with Pastor Jesse Adams officiating. Interment will follow at Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery in Chumuckla, FL. Music will be by Seth Dunnington. Pallbearers will be Roger Campbell, Keith Campbell, Dale Campbell, Clay Campbell, Mahlon Campbell, David Campbell, Ricky Campbell and Ronald Campbell.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday, October 8, from 12:30 PM until the funeral hour.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the William R. Campbell Special Needs Trust, C/O Vision Bank, P.O. Box 606, Robertsdale, AL 36567.
National Cremation & Burial Society of Milton has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Published in Pensacola News Journal on October 7, 2009

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Tom Carter Awarded for Photography


News Photo : Santa Rosa Press Gazette
The Army taught him well. Talk about a MASTER photographer. Tom is definitely that! And he is a good friend. Nice to see this article and click on the option to see more of the pictures.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

James Simmons JAMES EDWARD (J.E.) SIMMONS 1929-2009

James Simmons
JAMES EDWARD
(J.E.) SIMMONS

James Edward (J.E.) Simmons, age 80 of Jay died on Thursday, August 27, 2009 in Pensacola, Florida.
He was a lifelong resident of Santa Rosa County, Florida and served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Ruby Simmons; sons, John (Carol) Daughtery, Ed (Irene) Daughtery, and Joe Fuller; one sister, Nell (Rufus); three grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 30, 2009 at Jay Funeral Home with Rev. Matthew Dobson officiating services. Burial will follow at Cora Baptist Church Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2009 from 5- 8 p.m. at Jay Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are Jim Preddy, Mike Fritz, Phil Johnson, Stanley Whitfield, Andrew Layton and Allen Edwards.
Jay Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 8/29/2009

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

VESTA KIMBROUGH DIAMOND 1917 - 2009

Vesta Diamond
VESTA KIMBROUGH
DIAMOND
1917 - 2009





Vesta Diamond, 91, of Chumuckla passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2009.
Mrs. Diamond was born on September 18, 1917 in Montgomery, Al. but lived most of her life in northwest Florida. She attended Florida State College for Women and taught school in Santa Rosa County. She will be remembered as a devoted wife, loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister and friend. She enjoyed cooking, working in her yard and vegetable garden. Mrs. Diamond was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church and a present member of First United Methodist Church of Pace.
She was preceded in death by her parents Lovick & Tommie Kimbrough; and four brothers, Rev. Lloyd Kimbrough, Fred Kimbrough, Pete Kimbrough and John Kimbrough.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 73 years, T.L. Diamond; a son and daughter-in-law Jerry and Carolyn Diamond of Pensacola; four grandchildren Jodi and Mike Suchan of Jacksonville, Fl; Cheryl and Tommy Raines of Pensacola; David and Helen Diamond of Atlanta, Ga; Kevin and Mandy Diamond of Pensacola and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters and one brother; Katherine James of Chumuckla; Betty and Ralph Hendricks of Pensacola and one brother Jack and Betty Kimbrough.
The service will be held on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at Lewis Funeral Home of Pace with Rev. John Webb officiating. Interment will be at Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jim Kimbrough, Billy Kimbrough, Danny Holt, Ronnie Diamond, Kevin Diamond and Tommy Raines.
A special thanks to Jim Kimbrough, Billy Kimbrough, Bonnie Holt and their families for all their love and help, and to the nursing staff of Bayside Manor for their care and compassion.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: First United Methodist Church of Pace at 4540 Chumuckla Highway - Pace, Florida 32571.
Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 8/5/2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

WILLIAM METZGER ENFINGER 1925 - 2009

William Enfinger
WILLIAM METZGER ENFINGER
1925 - 2009

William M. "Bill" Enfinger, age 83 of Pensacola, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2009. Bill was a Mason and was a retired electrician with the EBEW Electrical Union.
He is preceded in death by his daughters, Wendy Cox and Deborah Little; sister, Evy Chesterfield and a brother, D.C. Enfinger.
He is survived by his loving wife, Andree Enfinger; children, Paulette Brown, Bonnie Patti (Gerard), Beverly Enfinger, Roger Enfinger (Suzanne) and Annette Crist (Richard); numerous grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sister, Maxine Colville.
Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at Faith Chapel Funeral Home South with Reverend Gerard Patti and Reverend Virgil Pope officiating. Interment will follow at Springhill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jonathan, Nathan and Israel Patti, Doyle Anderson and Michael Chesterfield.
Honorary pallbearer is Joshua Patti.
FAITH CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME SOUTH, 100 Beverly Parkway, is in charge of arrangements.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service.
Family and friends may extend their condolences online at www.fcfhs.com
Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 7/21/2009.

Friday, July 03, 2009

CYNTHIA JUANITA CAMPBELL MITCHELL 1953-2009

Cynthia Juanita Campbell Mitchell APRIL 24, 1953--JULY 3, 2009

Cynthia Juanita Campbell Mitchell won her courageous battle with cancer on July 3, 2009 and went to be with the Lord.
Cynthia was a devoted member of Wallace Baptist Church and she taught kindergarten and first grade at SS Dixon Elementary for 30 years. Cynthia devoted her life to raising her nieces, nephews, and grandchildren; teaching children; and to her family. Cynthia was the most kind and patient person, and each one who knew her knows there are not enough words to describe her character and the life she lived.
Funeral services will be held 2pm Sunday, July 5, 2009 at Wallace Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery
She is survived by her husband Tommy Mitchell Children Tom (Daphne) Mitchell: Dana (Justin) Foster Grandchildren Taylor Mitchell , Jackson Mitchell Parents Glen and Margaret Campbell Mother-in-law Ruby Lovett; Brothers and Sister Ronald and Kim Campbell L: Keith Robynn) Campbell: Dale (Tracy) Campbell: Renita (David) Enfinger; Brothers and sister-in-laws Syliva Mitchell , David Mitchell, Nina Diamond (Harry ) and Sena McMillan, Nieces and Nephews Ron (Brandy) Campbell, Justin (Shelly Campbell, Ashleigh Campbell, Brittany Campbell, Kaitlyn Campbell, Dale Robert Campbell, Kenna Enfinger, Daysha Enfinger, Great nieces Julia Campbell, Ella Campbell
The family would like to express their deep appreciation to Chuck Cook, Tommy Little, and Fred Kelly of Pilots for Christ for returning Cynthia to Pensacola where she could be with her family and friends during her final hours.
They were truly an answer to prayers.
Family request that donations be made to Pilots for Christ, Inc, PO Box 707, Monroeville, Al 36461 or to Wallace Baptist Church Building Fund.

Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 7/7/2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

TAMI DARLENE GOMILLION MEARS 1963-2009

Tami Darlene Mears
TAMI DARLENE GOMILLION MEARS
1963-2009


Tami Darlene Gomillion Mears, 46 of Pensacola, Florida, Won her battle with cancer. Tami passed from this earth to eternal life with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009. Some would say that death is losing, but we know that to die in Christ is to live in peace eternally.
Tami was born January 7, 1963, to her loving parents, Audrey Sanders & Earl Gomillion. She grew up in the Pensacola/Pace area, where she met the love of her life, Ronald Mears. The two were married, December 28, 1982, and three years later Tami gave birth to their baby girl, Felicia Darlene. Three and a half years after that came their handsome boy, Jeremy Brian. She was a loving wife and compassionate mother. She was also a mother to ALL who came into her life. Her home was an open door to all, and she was known as "mom" to most. She loved all of her "children."
Tami will be irreplaceable to her surviving husband, Ronald Mears; daughter and son-in-law, Felicia and James Davis; son, Jeremy Mears, mother & step-father, Audrey and Michael Sanders; father, Earl Gomillion, And other countless family members and friends.
Tami also filled a special place in the life of her biological brothers & sisters, Barry Van Matre, Joyce Cranford, Elaine Austin, Brenda Peavey, Kimberly Knight, "Buddy" Shepard, "Skeeter" Shepard, & Edward Shepard. Tami met her siblings at the age of 23 and began a cherished relationship that would last until her death.
Funeral services will be held 10:00am, Saturday, June 27, 2009 at Victory Assembly of God. Interment at Pine Level Cemetery. Family visitation will begin at 5:00pm, friends at 6:00pm, Friday, June 26, at Victory Assembly of God. (Cantonment) Lewis Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers: Dennis Fowler, Gerald King, Wayne Nestle, Andy Blackman, Timothy Binder, Sean Miller, Jeffery Haynes, and Wade Hall.
Honorary Pallbearers: All the ladies who have sat with Tami over the last year. All of Tami's "Kids". The women's ministries & friends of Victory Assembly of God & Pace Assembly of God Church. And all of her restaurant family.
A special thank you to all the people who have sat with Tami, prayed, brought food & supplies, and given donations to the family. The family would also like to thank the kind staff of Emerald Coast Hospice, who gave great love & care to Tami over the last year.
Friends may send condolences and share fond memories with the family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.net.

Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 6/26/2009

Friday, June 12, 2009

Cynthia Campbell Mitchell

Update: July 1: Has returned from Houston and is in S.H. Hospital. Family is nearby and with her.
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Update: June 20: Cyn is doing okay today, but continues to sound tired. I talk to her and/or Tommy everday. She is ready to come home. Hopefully, they will know what the future treatment options are after her 6/29 appt with Dr H. The PET scan is this Monday, but they do not have any other appts scheduled at this time.
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Older updates are in the comment links under this post.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

ETTA MAE ARD 1915-2009

Etta Ard
ETTA MAE ARD
1915-2009

Etta Mae Ard,93 of Pensacola, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2009. She was born in Chumuckla, Florida on September 11, 1915. Etta was a member of Ellison Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years Bud Ard, One daughter; Zilveree (Zip) Ard Senior.
Etta is survived by three sons; Willie Ray Ard of Vancover, Washington, G.B. Ard of Cantonment, FL and Robert Allen Steven Ard of Pensacola. One daughter; Robbie Ard Reddert of Pensacola. Twelve grandchildren and numerous Great-Grandchildren and Great-Great Grandchildren.
" We can sum up mother's life in one word-LOVE. She always welcomed everyone who came to her home. She genuinely cherished other. Mama always put others ahead of herself. She was generous, kind, warm hearted and loved to help others. She had a great memory and would tell stories about her upbringing. It was always fun to listen to her share her stories. Out treasure is gone now. We will all miss her more than words can say."
Visitation will be Sunday, June 7, 2009 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel.
Funeral service will be Monday, June 8, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. at Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel with Reverend David E. Boyd Officiating. Interment will follow in Bayview Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Scott Mooney, Otis Kimmons, Rufus Ard, Drew Ard, Terry Hillburn and Scott Arnold.
Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 6/7/2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Marty Vann 1958 - 2009

Marty Vann, 51, of the Chumuckla Community, passed away on May 24, 2009 at his residence.

Marty was a native and lifelong resident of the Chumuckla Community and a member of the Chumuckla Pentecostal Holiness Church. Marty will be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother, and friend. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved dirt track racing.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy Vann; son, Nickolas Vann; stepchildren, Kimberly Moye of Atmore, AL, Misty Trumph of McDavid, Fl, Ben (Jamie) Ellison of Chumuckla, and Adam (Nikki) Ellison of Chumuckla; grandson, Joshua Trenton Vann; 7 step grandchildren; mother, Nelline Polk; father, Bill (Mildred) Vann; brother, John (Karen) Vann of Chumuckla; mother-in-law, Lois Freeman of Jay; 2 special friends, Doug Downing and Shelby Edwards.

Active Pallbearers will be Doug Hatfield, Allan Kilpatrick, Roger Campbell, Ricky Campbell, Ben Ellison, and Adam Ellison. Honorary Pallbearers will be John Leonard, Greg Enfinger, James Earl Carnley, Winchell Whitsett, and Brandon Kilpatrick.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2009 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church in Chumuckla. Services will be held on Friday, May 29, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. also at the church. Rev. Ira Decker and Bro. Fred Lane will officiate. Trahan Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 5/27/2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Larry Ronald Green 58

Larry Ronald Green 58 of Chumuckla Died at his home Saturday May 09, 2009.
Visitation 6 to 8 PM. Tuesday May,12 2009 at Lewis Funeral Home Chapel in Pace, Florida.
Grave Side Service 10 AM. Wensday May 13, 2009 at Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

THOMAS DUNCAN SALTER, JR .JULY 13, 1930 TO APRIL 28, 2009

Thomas Duncan Salter Jr.
THOMAS DUNCAN SALTER, JR.
JULY 13, 1930 TO APRIL 28, 2009

Thomas Duncan Salter, Jr., age 78, passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2009. Mr. Salter was a native and lifelong resident of Chumuckla and was active in farming until his recent illness. He owned and operated Salter's Farm Market. He loved fishing and feeding his fish in his pond in the afternoon. He was a member of Chumuckla United Methodist Church.
Mr. Salter was preceded in death by his parents; T.D. and Milton Salter.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mildred Salter of Chumuckla; two sons, Tommy Salter of Chumuckla, Louie (Lynda) Salter of Chumuckla; three daughters, Pamela Salter of Chumuckla, Renee' (Greg) Cooley of Jay, Debbie (Ricky) Crews of Woodstock, GA; three grandchildren, Stephen (Jackie) Diamond, Christy (Jeremiah) Cross, Alyssa Crews; seven great grandchildren, Robert Cross, Gavin Cross, Ethan Diamond, Owen Diamond, James Balk, Sylvia Balk, Shelby Balk; one brother, Dick (Glenda) Salter of Chumuckla; four sisters, Gwen (Frank) Enfinger of Wallace, Winona (Copeland) Griswold of Chumuckla, Margaret (Leon) Miller of Wallace, Mabel (Jeffrey) Cotton of Chumuckla; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the Lewis Funeral Home Pace Chapel on Thursday, April 30, 2009 one hour prior to services. Funeral services will be held at the Lewis Funeral Home Pace Chapel on Thursday, April 30, 2009 at 2:00pm with Rev. Clive Knight officiating. Burial to follow at Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery.
Pallbearers; Stephen Diamond, Jeremiah Cross, Bill Enfinger, Rusty Enfinger, Terry Spears and Marty Griswold.
Honorary Pallbearers; John Kimbrough, James Earl Carnley, Vonnie Tolbert, Doug Hatfield, Grover Bailey, Neal Sharitz, David Earl Bailey and Colbert Campbell.
The family wishes to convey their sincere appreciation to Dr. David Smith, the nursing staff at Jay Hospital and to Covenant Hospice for the wonderful care our family received.
Family and friends may send fond memories and condolences to the family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.net.
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Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 4/29/2009

DOVIE KEMP STEWART 1921--2009

Dovie Stewart
DOVIE KEMP STEWART
1921-2009


Dovie Stewart, 88 of Jay, FL, left us to be with our Lord Monday morning, April 27, 2009 during a brief stay in a local hospital.
Mrs. Stewart was born February 9, 1921 in Jay and was a life long resident. She was an active charter member of New Bethel Baptist Church, where she was the church clerk and taught for many years. She was a retired teacher of Santa Rosa County. She taught elementary school for 43 years, all at Chumuckla except the first 2 years at Cross Roads.
Mrs. Stewart was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Stewart; her parents, Issac N. and Mary H. Kemp of Jay; her brothers, Russell Odell Kemp and Reuben L. Kemp; and sister, Vona B. Jernigan.
Survivors to cherish her memory are sons, Wayland (Anne) Stewart of North Carolina and Wayne (Ann) Polk of Jay, FL; grandchildren, Julie (Charlie) Pride of Kentucky, Wesley E. Stewart of North Carolina, Cassandra (Cody) Emmett and Clay Polk, both of Jay; great-grandchildren, Emily and Will Pride, Wyatt and Jack Stewart; sister, Ellie B. Hall of Mobile, AL; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Special thanks to the compassionate staff of Jay Hospital and Virginia Bankich.
Arrangements and visitation at Jay Funeral Home, Wednesday, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Services: Thursday, 11 a.m., New Bethel Baptist Church; Burial: Cora Cemetery with Rev. Matthew Dobson officiating.
Pall bearers will be Larry Hall, Clayton Stewart, Preston Tucker, Jimmy Arnett, Frank Lowery, and Curt Lowery.

Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 4/29/2009

Monday, April 27, 2009

Meeting Apr 28 - Cemetery Assoc.

Please notice and pass this along as much as possible, the flyer regarding a scheduled general meeting of the Santa Rosa County Cemetery Association for this Tuesday, April 28th 5:30PM - Milton Library on Alabama Street. If you have an interest in Santa Rosa County Cemeteries, please feel welcome to attend.
Membership in the association is not required in order to attend the General Meetings, but is certainly encouraged if you do have this as a continuing interest, so you can keep up with activities of the association and become as involved as you may wish.
The SANTA ROSA COUNTY CEMETERY ASSOCIATION
- A new website to help with family histories and historic preservation. See that site for more about this meeting:

Sunday, April 19, 2009

LUCILLE FRIEDA ALLERT

1918-2009

Lucille Frieda Allert of the Chumuckla Community passed away on April 14, 2009. Lucille, born in Illinois, moved with her family to Chula Vista, California before moving to Chumuckla in 1991. Lucille is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Edward and 2 grandchildren, Lauren Mitchell and James Jack. Lucille is survived by her children, Donna (Virgil) Ford; Edward (Betty) Allert; Linda (Larry) Mitchell; Sharon Cadger; Peggy (Wayne) Jack; 22 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren and 1 sister, LaVerne Thompson of Weatherford, Texas and numerous nieces and nephews.
Special thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Scott Snyder from Grace Lutheran Church, who lifted her spirits and faith with each visit. Betty Alford ,her friend ,also from Grace Lutheran Church and her 2 caregivers, Leigh Tyler and Billie Hartley. A special thank you to Betty Kirven from Hospice, who made mom smile.
Lewis Funeral Home of Pace, FL is in charge of the arrangements.



Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 4/16/2009

Friday, April 17, 2009

Two WWII vets finally get medals

Two WWII vets finally get medals | pnj.com | Pensacola News Journal
See the link for the full article. This is a great story about Floyd Enfinger. You can see him in the photo here at the News Journal.
This from the article:

"I'm so thankful to the good Lord that I am here today. It was serious times back then," Enfinger said. "I'm kind of at a loss. There are other people who are certainly worthy and entitled to the medals more than I am. My brother gave his life at the Battle of the Bulge in 1945."
Floyd's brother Adrian was, I think killed in a town not far from Mannheim, Germany. There were a number of Enfinger boys and their cousins who served in WWII.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

MARY ANN BAILEY DECK MARCH 13, 1940- APRIL 6, 2009

Mary Ann (Bailey) Deck
MARY ANN BAILEY DECK MARCH 13, 1940-
APRIL 6, 2009


Mary Ann Bailey Deck passed into the arms of her lord and savior on April 6, 2009. She was a wonderful and caring mother. Our mother met no strangers. She always had a place in her heart for everyone. She lived her life as she wanted and was an avid fishing woman, happy home maker, loving wife and caring mother. She was always there to kiss the boo boo's and soothe the hearts that were broken.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Violet Elizabeth Dennison, father, Joseph E. Bailey, sister, Helen Logan and brothers Earnest Bailey and George Bailey.
She is survived by her loving daughters, Rebecca Angeline Passamore (Donnie), Susan Marie Fair (Tim), Janet Louise Deck and Vanessa Lynn Lucas (Rocky). She has 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
All friends are welcome to come celebrate the life of our mother at Jay Funeral Home on April 9, 2009 Thursday from 4-8pm with service starting at 8. In lieu of flowers we request you donate to the Children's Hospital of Sacred Heart Hospital.
The family would like to express our deepest gratitude to Dr. Bascom Raney for his caring and compassion, and as a loving friend of our family. We would also like to thank the staff at Jay Hospital for all their support and understanding, warmth and compassion. Thank you all and may God bless you.
Our Mother's wishes were to donate her body to science so there will be no burial at the end of the service however we would like to invite each one to bring refreshments to service for a time of fellowship at the end of the service.
Jay Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

MILDRED COBB JERNIGAN

AUGUST 11, 1921
MARCH 28, 2009

Mildred Cobb Jernigan passed away peacefully March 28, 2009. Mildred was born August 11, 1921 in Fountain, but lived most of her life in Bagdad, where she was a beloved care-giver for pretty much anybody who needed her. Mildred cared for her husband and children, her sister and mother, her nieces and nephews, her grandchildren, her great grandchildren, her church family and the elderly residents in the community. A fragile little woman with a will of iron, she was born to teach and spent her life modeling the values she believed in. She began teaching at Chumuckla school as soon as she graduated from Milton High and taught Sunday School lessons to generations of Bagdad children, directed Vacation Bible School, Easter Egg Hunts, and many Christmas programs featuring little shepherd boys in their daddy's bathrobes and little girls with tinsel halos. Every year, Mildred said, "Never again!" but she always fell in love all over again with those little angels and the story they would tell beneath the Bagdad version of the Star of the East, crafted by her husband Sike. Mildred was a loyal member of the Bagdad United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir, presided over the UMW, and dramatized the church's history so that no one could forget its legacy. Recognized as Volunteer of the Year and an Angel in Our Midst, Mildred was a loving, guiding presence who enriched all our lives.
Mildred was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Silas K. Jernigan, and her parents Mary Serena Olsen and Charles Lane Cobb.
Mildred is survived by special sister Anice Scott; her daughters Gayle (Mike) Cowley, of Bagdad, and Joy (Carl) Campbell who have just returned from Malawi, Africa; grandsons, Todd (Kim) Mooneyham of Milton, Brian (Madison) Mooneyham, of Charlotte, NC; Jeff Campbell, of Marietta, GA., Jeremy (Jenny) Campbell, of Brevard, NC., and Andrew Campbell, of Marietta, GA; granddaughter, Candice McCurdy, of Lawrenceville, GA; great-grandchildren, Samantha Jarman, Kaitlyn Mooneyham, Clayton Mooneyham, Destiny McCurdy, Zachary McCurdy, and Keaton Campbell; special nieces, Mary Ann Scott and Carol (Paul) Cash; brother-in-law, J.R. (Ruth) Jernigan; and sisters-in-law, Ruth Jernigan and Bonnie Jernigan.
Pallbearers will be Mildred's five grandsons and Lamar Whitaker.
The Reverends Harold Bordages, Gary Jones, and George McClure will officiate at services at 3 PM on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at the Bagdad United Methodist Church. Visitation will take place from 1 to 3 PM prior to services at the church. Friends may prefer to make contributions in Mildred's memory at the Bagdad United Methodist Church in lieu of sending flowers.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

RALPH M. LOCKETT

Ralph M. Lockett, age 71 of Pensacola, FL, died March 10, 2009 in Pensacola, FL.
He was a born and lived in Jay, FL for 53 years, and member of Pine Level Baptist Church. He was one of a kind whom everyone loved. Before his illness he was always helpful to his neighbors, and he loved his family. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Nellie and Ottis Lockett.
He is survived by loving wife of almost 50 years, Louise (Taylor) Lockett; and wonderful children, Theresa (Frank) Randall and Bobby Lockett; three grandchildren, Frank Randall, Jr. (Skip), Brittney (Nick) Malley, Brandon Lockett and three great-grandchildren, Frank Randall III, Alexis Malley, and Nick Malley, Jr.; four brothers, Glenn (Friend Linda), Randall (Sue), Gary (Wanda), and Doyce (Ann); three sisters, Wynell (Jimmy) Nelson, Christine (Robert) Hatfield, and Francis (Merlin) Edwards.
Funeral service will be held 2PM Friday at Pine Level Baptist Church with Rev. LaDon Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. A visitation will be 1 hour prior to service.
Pallbearers are Joey Alan, Alan Edwards, Roger Lockett, Vince Hatfield, Ricky Nelson and Randy Lockett. Honorary Pallbearers are Roy Barnes, Dooley Cooper, Dicky Hual, Barky Kaiser, Mack Jones, Doyle Jones and Ferron Lunsford.
Jay Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Mom Song. [Lyrics on Screen+Download]

I just KNOW this mom is from Chumuckla!

country music legend and Grand Ole Opry star Hank Locklin has died he was 91 years old


Hank Locklin
HANK LOCKLIN

International country music legend and Grand Ole Opry star Hank Locklin, who soared to stardom with the mega country/pop hit Please Help Me I'm Falling and wrote the country classic Send Me The Pillow You Dream On passed away on Sunday March 8th. He was 91 years old.
Locklin had been a Brewton, Alabama resident since 1984 and was well known among the locals as a friend and were never a stranger after meeting the cordial performer.
One of country's greatest tenors, Locklin scored one of the biggest hits of the music's golden era with "Please Help Me, I'm Falling," which spent a remarkable 14 weeks at No. 1 and 30 weeks in the Top 10 in 1960. With that hit came membership into the Opry, an honor he maintained for the rest of his life. Locklin's other big hits included Geisha Girl, Let Me Be The One, Country Hall of Fame and Danny Boy. For nearly two decades Locklin recorded for RCA Records (1955-1974). Locklin helped usher in the famous 1950s-60s Nashville Sound, which also featured the likes of fellow performers Jim Reeves, Patsy Cline and The Browns. His legacy grew overseas helping to spread country music popularity to Japan, Germany and especially to Ireland, where fans took to his clear, crisp tenor voice and claimed Locklin as an adopted son.
He was born Lawrence Hankins Locklin in the piney northwest Florida community of McLellan. In later years, after gaining international popularity, he was nicknamed the Mayor of McLellan by television/radio personality Ralph Emery. The name stuck as Locklin maintained residence there on his 350-plus acre Singing L Ranch until moving to Brewton 25 years ago.
While he was born into a family that reared doctors and educators, Locklin discovered very early he was to be a performer. Hank was picking guitar for amateur contests in nearby Milton, Florida, by age 10. In his teens he was a featured performer on Pensacola radio station WCOA. For the next several years, he played with a variety of groups through the South and worked at various jobs in Florida, including farmer, ribbon mill hanker, and shipyard worker.
After World War II ended, his career started taking off, and he appeared on Shreveport's Louisiana Hayride and the Big D Jamboree in Dallas, Texas. He recorded briefly for Decca, and after meeting producer Bill McCall, Hank recorded for McCall's Four Star Records for five years. Hank scored his first Top 10 song in 1949 with "The Same Sweet Girls." Four years later, he had a No. 1 with "Let Me Be the One," and a recording contract with RCA Victor followed.
The next year started a string of hit singles, with "Send Me the Pillow You Dream On," which he wrote, "It's a Little More Like Heaven," "Geisha Girl," "Fraulein," "Why, Baby Why," and "Blue Grass Skirt." In 1960, the remarkable success of "Please Help Me, I'm Falling"—the song not only dominated the country chart that year, but crossed over into the Top 10 pop charts in both the United States and the United Kingdom—earned him membership in the Grand Ole Opry. It also introduced the slip-note piano style to country music through legendary pianist Floyd Cramer and was a major factor in creating the "Nashville Sound." Locklin remembers, "Chet played me the demo and Don Robertson (one of the co-writers) was playing that slip-note on the piano…I told Chet if we could get Cramer to copy that style, we'd have us a hit, and we did." The slip-note piano style was synonymous with Hank's recordings from20that point forward and considered his signature sound.
Many hits followed throughout the '60s, including "We're Gonna Go Fishin'," "Happy Birthday To Me," "Happy Journey," "Followed Closely by My Teardrops," "The Country Hall of Fame," "Danny Boy" and "Where The Blue Of The Night, Meets The Gold Of The Day." During this time, Hank pioneered the creation of concept albums in country music with releases such as Foreign Love and Irish Songs, Country Style. Hank is also credited with taking country music to unprecedented heights of popularity with International audiences throughout the 50's, 60's and 70's. In all, Hank has sold more than 15 million albums and received numerous industry awards from The Grand Ole Opry, BMI, ASCAP, Cashbox, Billboard and NARAS.
Long a favorite with Opry audiences, Hank returned to the studio in 2001 to record Generations in Song. Featuring long-time colleagues such as Dolly Parton and Jeannie Seely, newer friends and admirers like Vince Gill (who cites Hank as an influence) and Jett Williams. Recently, Hank recorded his 65th album, a gospel album, with an award winning cast of artists such as The Oak Ridge Boys, The Jordanaires, Gold City and Jeff & Sheri Easter.
Locklin is survived by his loving wife of thirty-nine years, Anita Locklin, his children Margaret Kent, Maurice Locklin, Beth Padgett, Nina Hendricks, Amy Alford, and Hank Adam Locklin, along with his beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Locklin was a member of Red Rock Lodge F. & A.M. in Munson, Florida, The Scottish Rite Bodies of Nashville, Tennessee and Hadji Shrine Temple in Pensacola, Florida.
Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, March 12th from 4:00pm-8:00pm at The First Baptist Church in Brewton, Alabama. Arrangements are being handled by Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Brewton, Alabama, (251) 867-4304. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Covenant Hospice 1023 Douglas Ave, #204, Brewton, Alabama 36426, (251) 867-6993, or The Opry Trust Fund, 2804 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN, 37214, (615) 871-5812.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Former Pastor of New Bethel Baptist Church

REV. JOE DIGMON
1934-2009
Joe was a retired minister of 42 years who loved God's word, his family and nature. He served in the United States Army and retired from Monsanto with 35 years of service.
Preceding Joe in death were his parents, Jimmie and Maude Digmon, a brother, James Digmon, 2 sisters, Lillian Houston and Gertie Ahern.
Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Gail Digmon, his sons, Mark Digmon (Tina) and Mike Digmon (Beverly), his stepchildren, Donnie Bell (Marisa), David Bell (Ramona) and Beverly Lincke (Shane), his grandchildren, Ashley, Morgan, Holly and Kelly Digmon, Brittany, Zac, Reid and Reagan Bell, Kaily and Kason Lincke, 1 brother, Ray Digmon, 2 sisters, Eula White and Dot Cooper and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, March 8, 2009 at Highland Baptist Church in Molino, Florida with Rev. Brian Calhoun and Rev. Nathan Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Serenity Gardens Cemetery in Atmore, Alabama.
The family will receive friends at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North-Cantonment on Saturday, March 7, 2009 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm
In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorials be made to Gideon?s International, P.O. Box 8190, Lakeland, Florida 33802 or The Florida Baptist Children?s Home.
Faith Chapel Funeral Home North North 1000 Highway 29 South, Cantonment is in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

RANDAL L. "RANDY" TOUCHTON

1961 - 2009

Randal L. "Randy" Touchton, 47 years young, from Chumuckla, Fl, passed away very unexpectedly on Thursday, February 19, 2009, from injuries sustained from a tragic automobile accident which occurred only miles from his home on Chumuckla Highway as he traveled to work.Randy was a wonderful person and was very special to all of those that were fortunate enough to know him. He spent most of his employment years as a mechanic with Goodyear Tire in Milton, Fl. Health concerns forced a change of career upon him and he worked the last few years of his life for Santa Rosa County as a Fog Truck Operator. He enjoyed hunting and was a member of Springhill Hunting Club. He loved racing, particularly dirt track races and Nascar. He was a jack of all trades, master at some and an incredibly giving human being. He worked hard all of his life to provide for all of those that he loved and is now finally at peace and can rest.
Randy leaves behind his wife, Kim, who will forever cherish his memory and the special bond that they shared. He is also survived by his son,Chris Touchton (Kerree King);his daughter, Jennifer (Bobby) Resmondo; two stepdaughters, Amanda (Ryan) Lazarte and Kaylene (Tra) Wilson; stepson, Tyler Jacobs. Randy was also blessed to have eight grandchildren, Bethany Touchton, Morgan, Ava and Clara Lazarte , Chastin and Courtney Wilson, Hanna and Isabella Ashcraft; his mother, Elmira Penton ; his brother, Raymond (Laura) Penton; three stepsisters, Brenda (Ray) Rivell, Linda (Pete) Reynolds, Becky (Mark) Cardona; a very special aunt who loved him as if he were her own, Geraldine (Jim) Peele ; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.Visitation will be on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Lewis Funeral Home Milton Chapel. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at Lewis Funeral Home Milton Chapel with burial to follow at Crain Cemetery with Pastor Clive Knight, officiating. Honored to be pallbearers are Chris Touchton, Tyler Jacobs, Bobby Resmondo, Ryan Lazarte, Tra Wison, Raymond Penton, Kenneth Oakes, Chris McDonald and Shelton Adkinson. Randy's family would like to publicly express their appreciation for the amazing outpouring of love and prayers from everyone at this very difficult time. His memory will forever remain etched on our hearts.
Friends may send condolences and share fond memories with the family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.net.

Friday, January 30, 2009

RESSIE NORINE HOPKINS KIMMONS

1920-2009

Ressie Norine Hopkins Kimmons, 88 of Pensacola, returned to her loving Heavenly Father on January 26, 2009. She was born in Chumuckla, FL on September 19, 1920.
Mrs. Kimmons retired from Mayes Printing Company and was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She enjoyed spending time with her family and cooking.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David Edward Kimmons; her parents, Ruby and Isaac Hopkins; her brothers, Larence Hopkins, Perry Hopkins, Barney Hopkins, Henry Hopkins, Zollie Hopkins, Rollie Hopkins; and her sons, Reginald Kimmons and D.E. Kimmons.
Mrs. Kimmons is survived by her sons, Maxwell and Reba Kimmons of Birmingham, AL, Otis and Fran Kimmons of Pensacola, FL, Dannie and Iris Kimmons of Clawson, MI; her grandchildren, Regina Lewis, Daniel Kimmons, Richard Kimmons, Edward Kimmons, Theresa Linder, David Kimmons, Angela Chancelor, Otis Kimmons Jr., Sheri Frazier, Keith Kimmons, Natalie Kimmons, and Janet Carter; and 20+ great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Etta Ard.
Visitation will be held Thursday, January 29, 2009 from 6-8 p.m. at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held on Friday, January 30, 2009 at 2 p.m. at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with Bishop James Schoonover officiating and Brother Gene Ball assisting.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Joyce Goldenberg Hospice Residence.
The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Covenant Hospice, Zelda, Sunday and Staff for their loving support during this difficult time.

Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 1/29/2009

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Lunchroom Ladies - CA 1958


CHS68_74 093
Originally uploaded by ME3TV
What great memories we have of our Lunchroom Ladies from Chumuckla School. Mrs Lee, Mrs. Enfinger and Mrs. Lockett.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Jerry Kilcrease Obit

Gerald L. Kilcrease
GERALD L. KILCREASE1943-2009
Gerald L. Kilcrease, age 65, of Pace, FL, went to be with the Lord Thursday, January 22, 2009. He was born May 17, 1943 in Pensacola, FL to the late Lester William Kilcrease and Edith Marie Brewton Kilcrease.He served in the United States Air Force having retired from NAS as a planner/estimator. He was a mason and attended Charity Baptist Church. His children were his heart, his daughter-in-laws were the girls he and Ritter never had and his granddaughter lit up his world. Jerry felt richly blessed, he enjoyed life and he counted his friends as treasures.Survivors include the love of his life, Ritter Kilcrease, to whom he was married for 39 years; his children, Jon (Theresa) Kilcrease of Milton and Tim (Stacey) Kilcrease of Crestview; two grandchildren, Isabella Kilcrease and Shannon Cooper; and a brother, James C. Kilcrease of Pensacola and many friends.Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 11:00 AM at the Chapel of National Cremation & Burial Society with Rev. David Lewis and Rev. James McGaughey officiating. Music will be rendered by Sheila McGaughey. Interment will follow in Memory Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Clyde Chaffin, Larry Padgett, John Barrett, Steve Jernigan, Chuck Alvare and Jim Littlejohn. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Louhier, W.D. Woodson, Jim Cowen, Randy McLaughlin, Rick Reynolds and Richard Williams.The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday, January 26, 2009 from 6 until 8 PM. National Cremation & Burial Society of Milton has been entrusted with the arrangements.


a letter from Jim, Jerry's brother

Thanks for the post on the web-site. Thought someone who knew Jerry would like to know about his passing. I woke up this morning and thought about he had spent his first night in Heaven and I wondered how many stories he had already told! Had to laugh out loud thinking about that. The man loved to recall Navy Yard stories so much he retold them all the time, no matter if you had heard it all before. They were funny and he wanted to enjoy them again! So I'm sure he has retold several already.

He was an organ donor and last night my sister-in-law talked with the people who deal with that. The lady told of what they could use and one was his brain for research. My sister-in-law laughed and said she could hear Jerry saying "is that all it's good for?".

We are all doing better today. Like they say time will heal. What's really a great comfort is knowing that he is in Heaven and in peace.

Thanks again for you help and thoughts.

Jimmy

Friday, January 23, 2009

Death Toy Cook

In Memory ofToy Cook
September 04, 1919 - January 21, 2009
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Lewis Funeral Home Pace Chapel 4777 West Spencerfield Road Pace, Florida 32571View Map
Service Date and Time:Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 11:00 am
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Lewis Funeral Home Pace Chapel 4777 West Spencerfield Road Pace, Florida 32571View Map
Visitation Date and Time:Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 10:00 am
Toy Cook, 89, of Pace, FL passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2009.Mr. Cook is survived by his son, Roland (Balinda) Cook; daughter, Jenny (Bruce) Blanke; two grandchildren, Ashley and Colton; and a very special friend Dori Childs. He was preceded in death by his wife, Willie Mae Cook; his parents, John and Melissa Cook. Funeral services will be held at Lewis Funeral Home Pace Chapel at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 24, 2009. Visitation will begin one hour prior to services at 10:00 a.m.Rev. Herb Van Dyke, officiating. Friends may send condolences and share fond memories with the family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.net. Arrangements entrusted to Lewis Funeral Home Pace Chapel.
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Sunday, January 18, 2009

John A. Cook - UNE 15, 1928 - JANUARY 17, 2009

John A. Cook, age 80, of Chumuckla, FL passed away peacefully at a local hospital on January 17, 2009. John was born on June 15, 1928, the son of Louis and Mattie Sewell Cook. He retired from the State Road Department after 31 years.

Mr. Cook is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary Ellen Burgess Cook; two sons, John Anthony (Vicky) Cook, and Timmy Eugene Cook; daughter, Sharon Cook (Randall) Fleming; grandchildren, Rebecca Cook, Andrea Labrato, Laura Moore, Lindsay Strickling, Wes Fleming, Chance Cook, Kelsen Cook; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM, Monday, January 19, 2009, at Lewis Funeral Home, Pace Chapel with Rev. LaDon Hall officiating. Burial will follow at Elizabeth Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery with Lewis Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be from 4:00-6:00 PM, Sunday, January 18, 2009 at Lewis Funeral Home, Pace Chapel.

Active pallbearers will be Bobby Simmons, Tom Nichols, Mark Dooley, Joey Cook, Curtis Cook, and Danny Holt.

Friends may send condolences and share fond memories with the family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.net

Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 1/18/2009

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Grace Walther - 1932 - 1/1/2009

Grace McCoy Walther, 77, passed away Thursday, January 1, 2009, surrounded by her loving family. Grace was born and grew up in Vidalia, Georgia. She moved to Gainesville, FL where she met and married the love of her life, Norman "Plug" Walther. They moved to Santa Rosa County where Grace was a resident of over 60 years. Grace loved her husband, her family, and her church family. She is preceded in death by her parents, Julian and Fleta McCoy; and daughter, Martha Walther Levins; and granddaughter, Alisa Walther.
Mrs. Walther is survived by her loving husband, Norman "Plug" Walther of 60 years; three daughters, Marie (Wayne) Goddard, Jane (David) Chavers, and Jean Kirkland; one son, Jack (Eddnie) Walther, and one son-in-law, Ed Levins; nine grandchildren, Tim, Michele, Jennifer, Chris, Marcia, Stacey, Jonathan, C.J., and Joshua; four great-grandchildren, Annie, Mickey, Morgan, and Caden; and a very close friend, Lillian Ward.
Funeral services for Mrs. Walther will be 1:00, Monday, January 5, 2009 at Lewis Funeral Home, Milton Chapel with Bruce Richards, Hurbert Smith, and Ann Walther Sprague officiating. Burial will follow in Coldwater Cemetery with Lewis Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon till time of service.
Pallbearers will be Mrs. Walther's grandsons, Tim, Chris, Jonathan, C.J. and Joshua, and Keith and Clark Harris. Honorary pallbearers will be Mrs. Walther's close friend Lillian Ward and granddaughters Michele, Jennifer, Marcia and Stacey, and Billy and Dewayne Walther.
Friends may send condolences and share fond memories with the family at
www.lewisfuneralhomes.net