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

... 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
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