Thursday, March 28, 2013

Jack E. Kimbrough 1929-2013

Colonel (Retired) Jack E. Kimbrough, age 84, was called to heaven on March 26, 2013. Jack led a life full of love, hard work and great integrity. He grew up in Chumuckla, Florida as the 7th of 8 children. ONLINE OBITUARY -
His successes began at an early age as he graduated valedictorian, was voted most likely to succeed and led his high school basketball team to the Florida state championship. He went on to play basketball for the University of Florida. Go Gators! While at the University of Florida he was selected into the Florida Blue Key, a leadership organization, and was president of his fraternity, Chi Phi, but most importantly he met the love of his life, Betty Faulds. Betty was on the faculty while Jack was working on his Master’s degree. They were married in 1953 and Jack began his service in the US Air Force as a commissioned officer. They lived in numerous places while raising five children including Japan, Hawaii, as an exchange officer with the Royal Air Force in England, and three assignments to San Antonio. 

Jack retired and started his second career with USAA insurance company. He had many good friends and experiences there and retired as Vice President of Computer Systems. He then was called out of retirement to become president of GrammTech Company. In addition, he was a Master Mason in the Randolph chapter. 

Even though Jack was successful in many areas, there was nothing that brought him greater joy and pride than his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Betty Kimbrough; his daughters: Laurie Miller, Sarie (David) Garrett, Janet (Dan) Slattery, Judy (Trent) Garmoe and son John (Kelly) Kimbrough. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Jennifer (Scott) Bailey, Blake (Jenni) Miller, Rebecca (James) Burnside, Lauren Slattery, Doug Slattery, Ryan Kimbrough, Grant Kimbrough, Cameron Garmoe, Garrett Garmoe and great-grandchildren: Audrey Bailey and James Miller and numerous other family and friends. 

The legacy of Jack’s kind spirit, love of family, humor and zest for life will live on through them. His six grandsons will serve as pallbearers. 

The family will receive friends from 9:00 A.M.-10:00 A.M. on Monday, April 1, 2013 at Porter Loring Mortuary North. 

MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2013 
10:00 A.M. 

Officiated by Rev. Milton Lewis and Rev. Gene Bixler. 

Graveside service with full military honors will take place at Fort Sam Houston Cemetery immediately following. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Northern Hills Methodist Church, 3703 N Loop 1604E, San Antonio, TX 78247. 

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Edna Ruth Campbell Cotton 1921-2013

Edna R. C. Cotton, age 91, of Chumuckla, FL passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2013. 

Mrs. Cotton was born in Chumuckla, FL to the late Herbert and Julia (Scott) Campbell. She was a member of the Chumuckla Methodist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Ruthard Cotton; 3 brothers; and 3 sisters. 

"She circled her life around her family."

Mrs. Cotton is survived by her children, Jeffrey (Mable) Cotton, Rita Gillman, Janice (Ernest) Jernigan, Ronnie (Twyla) Cotton, Gail (Billy) Golden and Greg (Susan) Cotton; 20 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren with one on the way; 6 great-great children; a special sister in law and best friend, Ann Cotton.

Pallbearers will be: Paul Gillman, Jeff and Jeremy Cotton, Tristan Ellison, Jonathan Johnson, Chase Lastinger, Bailey Ellison and Jarrett Rudy. 

Honorary Pallbearers will be: All of her granddaughters, Ann Cotton, Winona Griswold, Anita Caraway, Niki Slay, Paula Sue Campbell, Ronnie Gyse, Katrina Finney, Chasity Reid, Vicki Whitfield and Donna Lee.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2013 at Chumuckla Community Church (Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church) with Rev. Frederick Barrow, officiating. Burial will follow in the Elizabeth Chapel Community Cemetery. 

Family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at the Lewis Funeral Home Pace Chapel. 

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Published in Pensacola News Journal on March 6, 2013

Katherine Kimbrough James 1924-2013

Jan. 11, 1924- March 1, 2013
Katherine K. James, 89 of Port St. Joe, FL passed away on Friday, March 1, 2013.

She was born in Montgomery, AL to the late Lovick H. and Tommie Colley Kimbrough. She had resided in the Chumuckla Community for many years before moving to the Port St. Joe area. She was a member of Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church. She retired from NAS Pensacola Civil Service with over 20 years of service.

She is preceded in death by her parents; son, Thomas W. James; sister, Vesta Diamond; four brothers, Lloyd Kimbrough, Fred Kimbrough, John Kimbrough and Pete Kimbrough. 

Mrs. James is survived by her daughter, Joan (Ted ) Lovelace, Mexico Beach, FL; six grandchildren, Suzanne Hodges, Headland, AL, Beverly Cordell, Anchorage, AK, Steven James, Shea GaVette, Shannon Goldsmith all of Enterprise, AL, and Katherine James, Houston, TX; seven great grandchildren; one great-great grandson; sister, Betty Hendricks, Dothan, AL; and a brother, Jack (Dixie) Kimbrough, Ft. Worth, TX. 

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2013 at Chumuckla Community Church (Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church) with Rev. Tom Sharon, officiating. Burial followed in Elizabeth Chapel Community Cemetery.There will be a Memorial Service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the Callaway United Methodist Church in Callaway, Florida (Panama City). Reception to follow in the church Fellowship Hall. Lewis Funeral Home Milton Chapel entrusted with arrangements.

Lewis Funeral Home, Inc.
6405 Hwy. 90 East
Milton, Fla. 32570
(850) 623-2243
Published in Panama City News Herald on March 5, 2013