Saturday, March 28, 2015

Genealogy for Santa Rosa County

The Genealogical Society of Santa Rosa County has monthly meetings at the Milton Library.  There is a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/gssrc/ .

The Genealogical Society of Santa Rosa County meets the third Saturday of the month at 10 am at the Milton Public Library, 5541 Alabama St., Milton FL. Meetings are open to the public. Those wishing to join, dues are $15 a year. (Guests are welcome at every meeting)
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The March 2015 Meeting was a presentation by LL Scott who volunteers with the Family Research Center in Pensacola. More of her presentation will be made available later but for now - here are some sites she recommends for research.
REFERENCE PAGE FOR GENEAOLOGY RESEARCH


Cheryl Nugent, LL Scott, Patricia Wariner(Pres)
 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Hazel Hunsucker 1928 - 2015

Hazel Helzia Kell Hunsucker was born July 6, 1928 in Pensacola, Florida, and passed away Sunday, March 15, 2015. 

She lived a good life, loved her family, and fought a good fight against cancer. She enjoyed studying, preparing for and teaching her Bible study and Sunday school classes, cooking favorites for each family member, and encouraging and helping others "be the best they could be." 

She was the daughter of the late Cora and Roy Kell. Hazel was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Julian Woodrow "Woody" Hunsucker. 

Hazel was a teacher and counselor for the Santa Rosa County School System for over 20 years. She taught special education classes, and after earning her Master's Degree from the University of West Florida in Counseling, became a counselor at Berryhill Elementary School, where she retired. 

She is survived by her son Wayne, and his wife Pat, of Augusta, Georgia; Rick and his wife Marian, of Chumuckla, Florida; and Randy and his wife Susan, of Pensacola, Florida; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. 

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 20, 2015, at First Baptist Church of Milton with Dr. Wayne Hunsucker and Dr. David Spencer officiating. Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., prior to the service. Lewis Funeral Home, Milton, has been entrusted with arrangements. 

Her grandsons, Scott, Jason, Chad, Justin and Greg Hunsucker, Andy Bell, and Ryan Whitwell, will serve as pallbearers. 

The family requests that memorial contributions be made in her memory to the ministry of your choice at First Baptist Church (6797 Caroline Street, Milton, Florida, 32570) 

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Arthur Edward "Hacky" Rutherford

Arthur Edward "Hacky" Rutherford of Pace, Florida, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 28, 2015, at the age of 88, leaving behind a family who loved and cherished him dearly. He attended Chumuckla School; and worked many years with Salter’s Construction Company. He found great joy in taking care of his farm animals and fishing. Arthur is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Ethel Rolena Rutherford; sons, Jimmie Rutherford, Seaborn (Sylvia) Rutherford, Earl Rutherford, Alton (Karen) Rutherford, and Steve (Teresa) Rutherford, of Pace; daughters, Joyce (Frank) Kolb of Pace, and Audrey (Lamar) Brown of Andalusia, Alabama; 22 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Seaborn and Susie Rutherford; sisters, Lorene McCall and Faye Melvin, of Pace; son, Arthur Dennis Rutherford; and granddaughter, Debra Elaine Cotton. Arthur’s grandsons will be the pallbearers. Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 p.m., Friday, March 6, 2015, at Lewis Funeral Home, Milton Chapel, with Rev. Frederick Barrow officiating. Burial will follow in Elizabeth Chapel Community Cemetery, Chumuckla, Florida. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., prior to the service. The family would like to thank everyone for their kind words, thoughts and prayers during this time.