Tuesday, July 18, 2017
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TEXT FILE OF THE BOOK
(let your onboard voice reader take over --- roy)
Thursday, July 06, 2017
|The greatest Generation|
In a small community like ours - in Chumuckla, Florida - the family ties are THICK and stretch back in these woods for a couple hundred years.
So first cousins are almost like siblings and even second cousins are bonded by family lore and heritage and usually geographical proximity. It's a family model similar to
|The stories get thicker and deeper|
But even so -- you begin to lose clarity of lineage as the families expand and your second cousins have grand-kids. The names begin to blur. In my case, I have to refresh my memory every year. It gets embarrassing to ask some of the now twenty-something cousins what their name is -- AGAIN.
It helps to ask who their mom or grandma is. I am going to have to write up a family tree chart.
Some of the twenties generation are still in school and the little ones are just getting started. The talent and power of these independent people - as a family -- and as individuals is a gift to America - and to the next generation to follow them ! I am amazed.
the barn in Chumuckla is a tradition for the Cuyler and Bessie Campbell descendants for decades.
My brother Jim and I take advantage of every opportunity to soak up this bit of heritage that comes alive in this place every July. It is something to savor.
|All Sizes of cousins|
There was a pot luck table full of more food. So many farmers are involved it is expected that every bounty the earth can provide will be laid out for discerning tastes.
And it was. And it was good. Very good.
In America last Tuesday.
|Generations Helping Hands|
|Enough to feed Coxie's Army|
|Joe caught the mullet and he eats the mullet|
|My brother, Jim can tell a story so it seems|
|The youngster here comes from a strong mold|
|My Brother, Jim - Retired from reserves as a Navy Captain. Our cousin, Clay who was here retired an Army Colonel. The BIRD on either collar is the the same. It is an American Bird.|
an INDEPENDENT BIRD
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
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BUZZ CREEK (history and documentaries)
CHUMUCKLA dot com - a place on earth.
WME3.NET a time tunnel to other things
IN COUNTRY - a blog of a wanderer who may be lost or not.
ROY TALKS - He cannot see but talks
ME3TV - a Facebook window to more than a little
JAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY - where surprises appear regularly
PANHANDLE PIONEERS - Florida Panhandle people looking at roots
USS O'Callahan - a USN Veteran site for green sailors
USS Houston the LAST STAND ... in memory
RIVER RESOURCES salvaging logjams and much more sawmill work
TEKTON Mill Works -- milling lumber to spec and more
JUDGING SHADOWS - a blog researching old unsolved murders in our very own backyard -- Florida Panhandle.
Save a collard --- eat a collard. These are the things that make life.
Friday, April 14, 2017
December 16, 1941 – April 13, 2017
Gerald “Jerry” Olen Kilpatrick, 75, of Chumuckla, Florida, passed away peacefully in his home on Thursday, April 13, 2017.
Jerry was born on December 16, 1941, in Chumuckla, Florida, and lived there his entire life. He graduated from Chumuckla K-12 School, and worked at American Cyanamid/Cytec and then at Griswold Farms upon retiring.
Jerry was a devoted husband, a doting father, and an adoring grandfather and great-grandfather. A naturally gifted storyteller, he was blessed with the gift of gab and never knew a stranger. He was a good-natured jokester who always wore a welcoming smile and induced hearty laughs from everyone in his presence. He was generous of himself and his time and he was always willing to the go the extra mile to lend a helping hand wherever one was needed. Jerry was a kind and tenderhearted man who was deeply loved, genuinely respected, and sincerely admired; he will be missed by all those who were blessed to know him.
Jerry is preceded in death by his father and mother, Willie Allen and Myrtle Mae Kilpatrick; his brother, Rodney Herbert Kilpatrick; and his nephew, Herbert Ryan Kilpatrick.
He is survived by his wife, Tryllis Kilpatrick; his children, Karla and Robert Germann, Allen and Angie Kilpatrick, Alana and Gordon Howell, Chris Huggins, and Tim Huggins; his grandchildren, Adam and Richelle, Keith and Hannah, Brandon and Bonita, Casey and Rachel, Damon and Alisha, Nolan and Morgan, Mitchell and Magan, Hannah, and Haley; his great-grandchildren, Alana, Braydan, Kelsen, Leland, Jase, Mali, Tambrey, Trace, Tucker, Madison, Braydon, Bristol, and Lincoln; and his nieces, Renee and Rhonda.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Chumuckla Community Church with Pastor Tom Sharron and Donnie Sowell officiating. Interment will follow in Elizabeth Chapel Community Cemetery. Lewis Funeral Home, Pace, directing.
The family will receive friends for visitation from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at Chumuckla Community Church.
Jerry’s family is honored to have his grandsons serving as his pallbearers: Damon and Nolan Frady, Adam and Keith Germann, and Brandon and Casey Kilpatrick.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Cliff Creel, Adam and Ben Ellison, Paul and Tyler Griswold, Chris and Tim Huggins, and Darrell Paul.
The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to Dr. Sunnenberg, Nancy Hatcher, and the oncology nurses at Sacred Heart Hospital.
Lewis Funeral Home
6405 Highway 90 West
Milton, FL United States
Monday, April 10, 2017
Veronica Ann Waters
1965 - 2017
Veronica Ann Waters, 51, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017.
Veronica was born in Milton, FL and resided in Chumuckla, FL all of her life.
She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Luvenia and Denis Nelson and Juanita and Harry Howell.
Veronica is survived by: daughter, Ashley (Christopher) Frobenius of Chumuckla, FL; son, Nicholas Waters (Dana Blackmon) of Jay, FL; grandson, Grant Frobenius; mother, Ann (Roger) Cobb of Jay FL; sister, Regina (David) Kelley of Chumuckla; brother, Marcus (Stacy) Brannon of Chumuckla and a host of relatives and friends.
Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until funeral service begins at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Chumuckla Community Church (formerly Elizabeth Chapel) with Earle Greene officiating.
Pallbearers will be Scott English, Todd Watson, JR Enfinger, Tim Smith, Justin Conner, Victor Dixon, Steve Bozeman and Sammy Jo Howell.
Trahan Family Funeral Home of Milton is in charge of arrangements.
Express your condolences in our guestbook at pnj.com/obits
Published in Pensacola News Journal on Apr. 9, 2017
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Bobby R. Waters
1961 - 2017
Bobby Ray Waters, 55, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017.
Bobby was born in Conecuh County, AL and had been a resident of Chumuckla, FL for 32 years.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Geraldine Johnson and Gene Waters and brother, Eddie Waters.
Bobby is survived by his daughter, Ashley (Christopher) Frobenius of Chumuckla, FL; son, Nicholas Waters (Dana Blackmon) of Jay, FL; grandson, Grant Frobenius; sisters, Brenda Fox, Linda Baggett and Joan Johnson; brother, Tommy Waters and a host of relatives and friends.
Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until funeral service begins at 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 10, 2017 at Chumuckla Community Church (formerly Elizabeth Chapel) with Brother E. J. Waters officiating.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Monday, March 13, 2017
Mrs. Leavins was born in Chumuckla, and was a homemaker and Pastor’s wife. She was a Soul winner and prayer warrior for many who needed a special touch of God.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, Howard Grady Leavins, Sr.; a daughter, Earline Leavins Rice; sons: Howard Grady Leavins, Jr., William Franklin Leavins, Danny Charles Leavins, and Gary Wayne Leavins; and grandson, Daniel Rice.
Survivors include: six children: Waldine Leavins, Linda (Ray) Braly, Ann (Joel) Black, Gwen (Yehia) Ibrahim, Alice Leavins, Earl (Libby) Leavins and Donald (Mary) Leavins, Sr.; seventeen grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; four loving and faithful friends: Terry Smith, Betsy Allen, Anna Bonham, and June Taylor; plus many others.
Trahan Family Funeral Home of Milton is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until funeral service begins at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Faith Chapel Assembly of God Church, 8080 South Airport Rd., Milton, FL.
Monday, March 06, 2017
This is a good look at the old courthouse and the new one, built in 1927.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Born February 22, 1954 in Pensacola, Florida, Mr. Mock was the son of the late James William Mock and Hazel Edwina Enfinger Mock. He was retired from the United States Army as an aircraft electrician.
Mr. Mock is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Randall and Kathy Mock of Pace, Florida; and two sisters, Betty Weeks of Arkansas and Lisa Bell of Pensacola, Florida.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to a favorite Veteran’s organization.
Chumuckla, Florida - is in Mourning. A sad loss of a treasured classmate.
Obituary from Tifton, GA.
Sunday, January 22, 2017
He remembered being told the man had this motorcycle and was proud of it. He wrecked it one day on the big curve on Hwy 197 near the old Wallace Field. And he died there. Anybody have a clue who he was.?
It appears to be a 1950's house structure. Seems a more modern motorcycle than the 1940's.
Sunday, January 08, 2017
Saturday, January 07, 2017
He is survived by his wife, Shelby Harris; son Keith (Fran) Harris; grandson, Clark (Krista) Harris; two granddaughters, Kendra (JJ) Kimbrough and Darla Harris; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Patsy Ard; and one brother, Harry Harris.
Kenneth was a masonry contractor for many years in Pensacola and the surrounding area. He had an extraordinary work ethic and expected everyone else to have one also. He could even turn fishing and gardening into a job, but thoroughly enjoyed doing both. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 7, 2016, at Lewis Funeral Home, Pace Chapel. Visitation will be held 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., prior to the services.