Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Chumuckla Elves

From comes the Chumuckla United Methodist Church Elves.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Ard Field Cemetery Candlelight Service

Ard Field Cemetery candlelight services
5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9, Ard Field Cemetery. Participants can come to the cemetery and light a candle that will be placed on their loved one's grave. Christmas service with refreshments will follow. The cemetery is located in Jay, approximately five miles west of State Road 89 and two miles north of Chumuckla Highway. Details: 623-4372.

Friday, November 30, 2007

DONNA MAE ATKINSON Little Boy Kelley's daughter

Donna Mae Atkinson, 49, of Chumuckla Community, died November 27, 2007.Donna was a native of Chicago and lived most of her life in this area. She will be lovingly remembered for her kind and giving service while employed at Mesquite Charley's, McGuires, Mom's Buffet and the Red Barn.Survivors include; daughter, Shelby Atkinson; father, Farris "Little Boy" Kelley; three brothers, David Atkinson, John Atkinson and Farris Kelley Jr.; four sisters, JoAnn Murphy, Geri Atkinson, Jean Hudson and Brenda Kelley; three nieces, Jessica Atkinson, Avia Kelly and Linda Jean; two nephews, Joey Faulk and John Atkinson II.Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2007 at Whitfield Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Joe Gillman officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.Burial will follow at Berrydale Community of Christ Cemetery.TRAHAN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 430 Beverly Parkway, is in charge of arrangements.Pallbearers will be George "Cookie" Cook, John Atkinson, II, Edward "Skipper" Atkinson, Archie Atkinson, Paul Findley, and Tray Sanford.

Thursday, November 08, 2007


Lorene Elizabeth McCall, age 84, of Pace, passed away November, 5, 2007 after multiple extended illnesses. She was a born in Molino, but lived most of her life in Santa Rosa County.She is survived by sons, Lamar Enfinger, Adrian Enfinger, Bennie Ray Enfinger, and Kerry Enfinger; a daughter, Anita McCall; a brother, Arthur Rutherford; and a sister, Faye Melvin.Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m., Thursday, November 8, 2007, at Lewis Funeral Home Chapel in Milton with the Rev. Dan Livingston officiating. Internment will be in Brantley Cemetery. The family will receive friends immediately preceding the funeral service between noon and 1:00 p.m.The family wishes to thank the staff of The Heritage of Santa Rosa for their care.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Independence for the Blind of West Florida, 1302 Dunmire Street, Pensacola, FL 32504.LEWIS FUNERAL HOME of Milton is directing services.
Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 11/8/2007.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Margaret and Glen Campbell

Margaret Campbell fell coming down the steps on her carport, October 20. She fell about 11:30 just after talking with Glen on the phone. She got someone's attention around 3:00. Cynthia and Tommy Mitchell and Ronald and Kim Campbell spent the afternoon at Bellingrath Gardens at a wedding. Carol Campbell Jenkins' daughter Laura was getting married. On Sunday, Margaret had surgery for a crushed left shoulder. Margaret is getting along well under her daughter Renita Campbell Enfinger's care at Santa Rosa Health and Rehab. She is going to the doctor this week so we might find out when she is coming home. Glen Campbell had already done all of the pre-op to have his right shoulder repaired before she fell. He had his surgery October 31 and is at home doing great.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

A Proposal At The Farmers Opry

Jeremy Wyatt - the son of Nancy and Sandy Wyatt of Chumuckla proposes marriage in this video from the Opry. This kid has class. Nancy (Howell) Wyatt was CHS - Class of 1970.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Coon Hill Cemetery OPEN HOUSE 10.28

Celebrating of the Historic Site Restoration. The cemetery originated in 1820. In the past 12 years there were 3 major desecrations. Much of this has been repaired and there is more to do. About 100 headstones and 73 markers have been replaced or repaired. Bring lawn chairs and come to the celebration Sunday after church on October 28. Free seafood dinner of Fried Catfish and Mullet, coleslaw, beans and hush puppies. Dinner is FREE - but of course donations for the cemetery repairs will be GREATLY APPRECIATED!. Need more information? Call Alvin Enfinger - 994-7033.

Sunday, October 21, 2007



Milton Candler Kimbrough Salter, age 96, of Chumuckla, slipped from this world into the arms of Jesus, October 19, 2007. She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Duncan Salter Sr. She was born in Claud, Alabama, December 16, 1910. At the age of nine, her family moved to Florida and she resided in Chumuckla for the past 88 years. Milton was active in her church and community. Her love of God, first and foremost, and with family and friends right behind. Some of Mrs. Salter's accomplishments were, First Chumuckla PTA President, Founder of Camp Grace, serving in numerous offices with her church, Chumuckla United Methodist Church, and in 1991, Mr. and Mrs. Salter were voted "Santa Rosa County Farm Family of the Year". Mrs. Salter was instrumental in her church providing wisdom and leadership and was selected as "Chumuckla's Ministering Angel" in Northwest Florida's Good Neighbor Program.Mrs. Salter is survived by her six children, Thomas (Mildred) Salter Jr., Gwendolyn (Frank) Enfinger, Winona (Copeland) Griswold, Margaret (Leon) Miller, Dick (Glenda) Salter,and Mabel (Jeffrey) Cotton; she was blessed to have 25 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren.Funeral services for Mrs. Salter will be 10 a.m. Monday, October 22, 2007, at Lewis Funeral Home Pace Chapel with Bro. Glen Lowery, assisted by the Rev. Clifford Abbott and the Rev. Clive Knight officiating. Burial will follow in Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery with LEWIS FUNERAL HOME directing. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00PM, Sunday, October 21, 2007 at Lewis Funeral Home Pace Chapel.Pallbearers will be her 10 grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be her 15 granddaughters.In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Mrs. Salter's memory to Pace Assembly of God Church, 3948 Highway 90, Pace, FL 32571; Chumuckla Methodist Church, 9485 Hwy 197, Pace, 32571; Elizabeth Chapel Methodist Church, 8008 Chumuckla Hwy, Pace, FL 32571; or Wallace Baptist Church,6601 Chumuckla Hwy, Pace, FL 32571.Milton was surrounded by family, all of whom honored and loved her. Her enthusiasm and love of life was contagious to everyone. Milton was a woman of great faith and a role model to all, a friend to many and a joy to all who knew her.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Quinnie Edna Wooten 1913-2007

Quinnie Edna Wooten, age 93, passed away Saturday, October 13, 2007 at a local care facility. Mrs. Wooten was born November 26, 1913 in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. A resident of Florida for 58 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers, two sisters, and two step-children.Mrs. Wooten is survived by two daughters, Glenda (Dick) Salter, of Chumuckla, FL, and Edna (Bill) Unger of Lowell, MA; one son, Gary Milton of Dallas, TX; five stepsons, Clayton, Odis, Melvin, Edgar, and Dorwin Wooten; one step-daughter, Opal Lunsford; 26 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and numerous great great grandchildren.Funeral services for Mrs. Wooten will be 11:00AM, Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at Lewis Funeral Home Pace Chapel with LaDon Hall officiating. Burial will follow in Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery with Lewis Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00AM, prior to funeral service.LEWIS FUNERAL HOME Pace Chapel will be in charge of arrangements.
Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 10/14/2007.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007


Item: This is a great video on YouTube .. about Down Home!
News: Vini Benny Fishie ... Benny Enfinger came home from contract work in Iraq for a couple of weeks in September and has returned now to finish up in December. He used his time wisely to go fishing with his son while home. His email is
If you have not seen the video on Ruthabell's store, by all means - give it a look.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Curtis Cook Improving

From: Curtis Cook Thanks!!!
What can I say? I am surprised and even joyed in receiving the M&M's and now the card. Yes it was good to see most everyone at the reunion. The white hair is almost gone and being replace with the skin, I expect what is left will fall out in the next couple of weeks. But, it is OK. It could come back Black or as mother said when I was born it was Blonde and curly. It does not matter at this point, what matters is the Doctor told me monday that I am responding to the treatment and I have finished my second treatment and my next one will be Oct. 8th. I am doing great and you don't know how bad you felt until you feel good.Curtis ... Reply -- This is good news! Give it the FULL COURT PRESS.. whatever that is..I have no clue.. I was just the photographer...HA!! .. Vic
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Saturday, September 01, 2007

Oswal E."Red" McBride 1921-2007

OSWAL E. "RED" MCBRIDE1921 - 2007
Oswal E. "Red" McBride went Home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, August 29, 2007.Red was born on November 22, 1921, to Thomas and Bama McBride. He graduated from Chumuckla High School and was a member of the State basketball championship team from Chumuckla High School in 1941.He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in World War II with the 95th Signal Company. He retired in 1978 from the Naval Air Rework Facility in Pensacola, Florida.During his retired years, he and his wife enjoyed traveling and camping in their Winnebago, fishing, and attending all the activities of their four grandchildren who they loved dearly.He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers and six sisters.Red is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Faustine; a son and his wife, Ed and Rebecca McBride; a daughter and her husband, Barbara and Dane Allen, four grandchildren, Jeff Allen, Staci (Keith) Yates, Randy McBride and Amy (Darren) Robinson; four great-grandchildren , Kinsey Hassell, Bryce Yates, Jake McBride and Haley Robinson.Visitation will be Sunday, September 2, 2007 at 1:00 p.m., followed by the Funeral Service at 2:30 p.m. at Olive Baptist Church with Dr. Ted Traylor and the Reverend Eugene Steele officiating.He will be laid to rest at Barrancas National Cemetery on Tuesday, September 4, 2007.Memorials may be made to Olive Baptist Church or Covenant Hospice.FAITH CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, 100 Beverly Parkway, is in charge of arrangements.
Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 9/1/2007.

Lewis, Anita Cathryn "Cathy"

Lewis, Anita Cathryn “Cathy” A memorial service for Anita Cathryn “Cathy” Lewis, 67, of Newark, Ohio, formerly of Pace, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 1, 2007 at Lewis Funeral Home in Milton. Mrs. Lewis died August 6, 2007, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She was born July 7, 1940, in Milton, Florida, to the late Aubrey and Vera (Enfinger) McBride. Mrs. Lewis graduated from Chumuckla High School in 1959. She retired from the Licking County Auditors Office after 35 years of service. She was a member of the Newark-Granville Altrusa Club. She is survived by a son–Ernest Eric (Lisa Marie) Lewis of Maiden, N.C.; a granddaughter–Laci Rene Lewis; a brother–Tommy McBride of Pace; and two sisters–Martha Reed and Pat Noles, both of Milton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband– Luther Clinton Lewis, and a sister–Linda Tisdale. Family and friends may call from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., with services beginning at 11 a.m. at Lewis Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Serenity Gardens in Milton.
Doug Davis

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Julia Nicole Campbell and Dad

Ron and Brandy Campbell are the proud parents of a new baby girl. Grandparents are Ronald and Kim Campbell. Great Grandparents are Glen and Margaret Campbell. All live in Chumuckla.

Fort Mims - news

There is a good deal of historical connection between the Chumuckla Indian village and Fort Mims, especially in the era of the Creek Wars. Here is some news from Fort Mims.
Other topic: In other local news see comments under Curtis Cook post below.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Carolyn Pearl Ellis

Mrs. Carolyn Pearl Ellis, age 87, of Chumuckla, FL, passed away Thursday evening, August 23, 2007. She was born January 10, 1920 in Mobile, AL and had been a lifelong resident of Chumuckla.Her husband, Jake Ellis; parents, Sidney and Pearl McCurdy Barter; daughter, Gretchen Stephens; son, Jimmy Ellis; and sister, Elizabeth Park; preceded her in death.Survivors include three daughters, Shirley Hamel of Pensacola, Louise White of Milton, and Lisa Watkins of Memphis, TN; two sons, Glen Gard of Pensacola and John Ellis of Pace; brother, David Barter; 21 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great grandchildren.Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 26, 2007 in the Donnie Sowell Funeral Home with the Reverend Donald Levins officiating.Burial will follow in the Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery in Chumuckla, FL.DONNIE SOWELL FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.The family will receive friends from 6 to 8pm. Saturday at the funeral home.
Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 8/26/2007.

Ladeanne Russell Abell

Ladeane taught at Chumuckla for a year or two around 1971. She was married to Jackie Salter and they had one son Wesley.

Ladeane Russell Abell, age 61 of Milton, passed away Friday, August 24, 2007 in a local hospital. Born July 30, 1946 to Roy and Laura Russell, she was a native of Brewton, Alabama and had resided in Santa Rosa County most of her life, teaching physical education at Jay, Pearidge and Bagdad for a total of 31 years. Ladeane was a member of Pine Terrace Baptist Church, where she enjoyed singing in the choir.She is survived by: her husband, David Lee Abell; her son, John Wesley Salter / Carlyn Salter; three grandchildren, Brianna, Jacklyn and Weston; one sister, Chiquita (A. G.) Chavers of Pace; two brothers, Tim (Ann) Russell of Jay, Glennon (Shelia) Russell of Milton.Funeral services for Mrs. Abell will be 2:00 PM Sunday, August 26, 2007 in the Lewis Funeral Home, Milton Chapel with the Rev. Mike Wiggins and the Rev. James Meadows officiating. Burial will follow in Fidelis Methodist Church Cemetery with Lewis Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends from 12 Noon on Sunday until time of services.Active pallbearers will be Toby Russell, Benji Russell, Patrick Hullett, Joey Hullett, Earl Kirkland, and Casey Stewart.
Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 8/25/2007.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Curtis Cook - Hospital

THIS From his sister, Carole Bryant of Pace:
Curtis (Class of '67) is in Sacred Heart Hospital. The Dr.'s are almost positive Curtis has Lymphoma and pneumonia. There is a mass in the middle of his chest between his lungs and has spread to the top left lung. Also there is a lymph node under his arm about the size of a golf ball. They will take out the lymph node tomorrow and do a biopsy, that should give them a better idea as to what they are dealing with. Curtis had all the symptoms of Lymphoma,Fevers,Chills, Unexplained weight loss, Sweats, Lack of energy, Itching. Keep him in your prayers (Carole will update) Room 227 At SH Hospital.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

BENNY From Jihad to YOU

"fact of the matter is''''' its snot dripping hot . temps. ranging in the low 120.s not too many oaks to get under. these trees look like withered persimmon trees after they have been rolled over by a ford tractor and not too sharp of a bush hog .. coming to the streets of Chumuckla on the night of SEPT 16. Hope they keep the light on for me. You should be receiving a card soon, they only ship mail when a conex is filled so it might take a couple of weeks. It took three weeks to send one to home, and you are farther north. but in response to your ?? I be doing just fine staying busy. well take care of all. Much love to everyone Benny."
RESPONSE TO QUESTION: You were in the top 10 of our graduating class. We can't afford to lose that much IQ. Take care of yourself. Vic. (Picture is Benny Enfinger and son in 2003).

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


Ruthard Fredrick Cotton, 87, of Chumuckla, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2007. Mr. Cotton was a native and lifelong resident of Santa Rosa County. He was retired from St. Regis/Champion Paper Mill with over 28 years of service. He was a United States Army Veteran of World War II and served two terms overseas. He was a member of the Chumuckla Methodist Church.Mr. Cotton is survived by his wife of almost 67 years, Edna Ruth Cotton of Milton; six children, Jeffrey (Mable) Cotton of Chumuckla, Rita Gillman of Milton, Janice (Ernest) Jernigan of Chumuckla, Ronald (Twyla) Cotton of Jay, Gail (Billy) Golden of Jay, and Gregory (Susan) Cotton of Chumuckla; a brother, Eubie (June) Cotton of Pace, a sister in law, Ann Cotton of Pace; twenty grandchildren, twenty-four great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.Funeral Services for Mr. Cotton will be held 11:00 am on Thursday, August 16, 2007, at the Lewis Funeral Home in Milton with the Rev. Clive Knights officiating. Burial will follow in the Elizabeth Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery with LEWIS FUNERAL HOME directing. The family will receive friends from 5 pm until 7 pm on Wednesday, August 15, 2007 at the Lewis Funeral Home in Milton.Active Pallbearers will be, Jeremy Cotton, Jeff Cotton, Paul Gillman, Steve Lastinger, Jeff Johnson, and Ben Ellison.Honorary Pallbearers will be, Jack Jerkins, Johnny Shaw, Floyd Enfinger, T. J. O'Kelley, Charles Steadham, Billy Holland, J. D. Fulford, Dalton Cobb, Marty Griswold, Buddy Pace, Jack Caraway, Leon Livingston, Winston Campbell, and Jerry Kilpatrick, Jim Boles, Wayne Cotton, Herb Cotton, Gerald Cotton.The family wishes to express a special Thank You to the Staff of Santa Rosa Health and Rehab and to Covenant Hospice to all the Special Care given to Mr. Cotton.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Coon Hill Repairs

This picture was made back in early June. Alvin has been doing a lot of work himself and with a crew to repair the damages at the cemetary. It seems every time the newspapers do a special article on Coon Hill, vandals appear from the woodwork. Alvin thinks there are two main kinds of trespassers. There are the more gentle kind looking for ghosts who have numerous websites proclaiming all kinds of ghost sightings all over the world ... and there are plain old mean people who like to wreak havoc. The gate is now a mile from the site so that should cut down on the traffic a lot. More Pictures of the damage and repair work HERE. At every opportunity we need to let people know they will be prosecuted with severe prejudice for damaging this property. Honest curiosity seekers, family of deceased and researchers are encouraged to contact Alvin Enfinger for access to the gate. We know we can't stop people, but we can encourage civility. "Do the right thing".
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Saturday, July 21, 2007


 Mildred Vernice Diamond went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 19, 2007 after a lengthy illness.
She was born in Chumuckla, Florida on April 19, 1926, but lived most of her life in Pensacola, Florida. She retired from Monsanto. She was a charted member of Pine Forest Assembly of God Church. She loved her church and her many friends. She taught Sunday School for many years. She helped so many people out of depression with words of much wisdom. She was loved by all. The first thing upon awakening she read her Bible to start her day. She was a saint and a blessing to all.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Floyd Diamond; parents, John and Addie Bodie; sister, Shirley Foley; brothers, A.J. and William Bodie; and daughter-in-law, Donna Diamond.
She leaves behind her children that loved her dearly and will miss calling or going by to check on her and end each conversation with "I Love You Mama," Jerry Diamond (Louise), Janice Diamond Pittman (Larry) and George Diamond; grandchildren, Scott (Grace) Diamond, Joey Diamond, Brandon Diamond, Ashley Johnson (David), Stephen Diamond (Jackie), Marcus Diamond, Jennifer and Christa Rogaliner and Laci Conour; great-grandchildren, Cameron and Garrett Diamond, Madison, Dylan and Dayvin Johnson, and Ethen Diamond; one great-great grandchild, Anthony Rogaliner; sister, Imogene Gold (Floyd), Nell Oden and Audrey Sanders (Mike); and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 22, 2007 at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North-Cantonment with the Rev. Gene Hudson and the Rev. Ron Carnley officiating.
Interment will follow at Bayview Memorial Gardens.
Serving as pallbearers will be Scott Diamond, Brandon Diamond, Stephen Diamond, Dale Turman, Ronald Oden and Jeremy Mears. Honorary pallbearers will be Pine Forest Assembly of God Ladies, in her Sunday School Class.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, July 21, 2007 from 6 until 8 p.m.
FAITH CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME NORTH, 1000 Highway 29 South, Cantonment is in charge of arrangements.

Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 7/21/2007.

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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Scarlet's Poems

Scarlet has become the poet of the month at the Writing Forum, on the web. We feature some of Scarlet's poems on Scarlet is MaryJo Trenkler from Jacksonville, a grandaughter of Lovick Kimbrough and of Joe Jernigan. Enjoy her poems at the above link.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Easy Candy Recipes

Crockpot Double Nut Clusters recipe
1 pound unsalted peanuts
1 pound salted cashew pieces
12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
1 (8 ounce) bar German sweet chocolate, chopped
2 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
2 pounds vanilla bark or almond bark, chopped
Place nuts in bottom of 3-quart crock pot and stir to mix. Add all of the chocolate. Cover and cook on LOW for 1 1/2 to 2 hours until chocolate is melted, stirring once during cooking time. Stir well, then drop spoonsful of the mixture onto wax paper- or parchment paper-lined cookie sheets. Refrigerate until set.

Chocolate Peanut Candy recipe
1 box German cooking chocolate
12 ounces sweet chocolate chips
48 ounces white almond bark
16 ounces dry salted roasted peanuts
16 ounces dry unsalted roasted peanuts
Place ingredients as listed into crock pot. Set to LOW, put on lid and let stand 3 hours. (Do not lift lid or stir.) Afterward, stir up candy for about 3 to 5 minutes. Pour out onto wax paper. When set, cut into squares.

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Home Ec Recipes Asked for at Reunion

Oatmeal Fingerlings
2 c. sugar    
1 stick oleo (½ c)
½ c. cocoa (don't pack)  
½ c. peanut butter
½ c. milk    
1 t vanilla
1 c. coconut    
1 c. Pecans (optional)
1 c. raisins (optional)
2 c. Plain oatmeal or 3 c. quick cooking oatmeal
Combine sugar, cocoa, milk and butter in saucepan.   Let boil 1 minute.  Take off heat.  Add vanilla, peanut butter, oatmeal, coconut and any optional ingredients.  Mix well.  Drop by teaspoonfuls on waxed paper or greased sheet.  Let cool to harden.

Vanilla Wafers
2/3 c. butter 
½ c. sugar
1 egg
2 T. Milk
1 1/4 c. flour
1 t baking powder
1/4 t. salt
2 t vanilla
Cream vanilla, add sugar, and well beaten egg.  Stir in milk and vanilla.  Add remaining dry ingredients well sifted together.  Drop by half teaspoon on a lightly greased baking sheet, allowing room to spread.  Bake in 350 oven for 10 minutes or until edge is brown.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

People of the Web - Cupid for Country Folk

People of the Web - Cupid for Country Folk I thought this was interesting and a new approach to the matchmaking game. I am always amazed at new markets on the internet.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

HEMPHILL's 1898 Class at Chumuckla

Here is an amazing school card that pupils at Chumuckla School received in 1898. This was sent by Janice Elaine Jones Rediker of
Foley , Al. Her Grandfather, Roy Jones is in this class. Jim Campbell is grandfather of Vic Campbell and several others in here are related. Rediker does genealogical work with her family and may welcome your input!
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Saturday, June 16, 2007



James A. Hamilton, age 36, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2007. Jamie was the owner and operator of Axel Repair Company. He loved his family, hunting, fishing, car racing and #24 Jeff Gordon.
He is survived by his wife, Shelly Hamilton; daughter, Nicole Hamilton, and his son, Chris Hamilton, all of Chumuckla, FL; three sisters, Bobby Joe Hamilton, Tina Hamilton, and Stacy Hamilton, all of Tampa, FL; two brothers, Ricky and Vincent Hamilton, both of Tampa, FL; father, James Bloodsworth and stepmother Carol Bloodsworth of Ocala, FL; mother, Linda Sue Gardner; sister-in-law, Tami Holley, of Allentown, FL; and his greatest parental influences, Shelvie and Faye Holley, of Allentown, FL.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Monday, June 4, 2007, at Lewis Funeral Home Milton Chapel with Rev. Joey Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in Pineview United Methodist Church Cemetery with Lewis Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 PM, Sunday, June 3, 2007, at Lewis Funeral Home.
Active pallbearers will be Danny Heaton, Kenny Kelly, Lenton Knowles, Burt Allen, Rick Hamilton and Jason Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Kelly, Brandon Ellis, Joe Barnhill, Charles Bailey, Steve Scott and Millard Holley.
Jamie will always be remembered as a loving husband and father.

Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 6/3/2007.

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Friday, June 15, 2007

Reflecting on a Death Long Ago

This story by MJ Trenkler, a grandaughter of Joe Jernigan, who used to run the cotton gin in Chumuckla - is a familiar look into the rear-view miror. The story is in the website for the Jacksonville Newspaper.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Teachers at CHS - Stories

John Temple, Louise Driggers, Woody Hunsucker, Coach Bodenstein and Mrs. Campbell address the students at the CHS 40th Anniversary reunion for the class of '67.

Students Remember CHS

Remembering the '60's. Several students at the reunion in June recount some of the times at Chumuckla ... back when.

CHS Reunion at the Opry

Harry Harris, Norman Walther, Edward Kilcrease and Gary Lockett at the CHS67 hosted reunion for Chumuckla High School at the Farmers Opry on June 9. Audio files are inlcuded above this post. Teachers and Students tell stories of Chumuckla. Afterwards, many folks stayed to enjoy the Farmer's Opry. Here is a sample of some of the music.

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Saturday, June 09, 2007


1921 - 2007

Mrs. Aline Katie Carnley passed into the next life in the evening of June 7, 2007. Born in Chumuckla on September 26, 1921, Mrs. Carnley lived all of her 85 years as a dedicated servant of the Lord. She was most well-known for her deep and abiding faith in Christ, whether she was at worship, at work, or at rest, but nowhere was it more evident than in her love for her family. Mrs. Carnley was most likely to be found working at the curb market where her green thumb and gracious presence made her a fixture of the community. After her retirement, she spent her time at church or with her many grandchildren. Sister Carnley was known as "Mom" by many of her children's friends and others who came into her life. Whether welcoming folks at Sunday dinner or opening her home to those in need, Mrs. Carnley lived her faith every day until her last.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hillary Joseph; her sons, Don and Gerald and two grandsons, Richard and Chord.
Mrs. Carnley is survived by her brother, Aaron Hopkins (Alberta); brother-in-law, Herman Carnley (Louise), her children, Jim (Barbara), Hillary (Jeanette), Lee (Judy), Larry (Genie), Clint (Elaine), Lois Carson (Tommy), Dora Huelsbeck; her daughter-in-law, Winnie Carnley;18 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild
The family extends their deepest thanks to Dr. Amos Prevatt and to the staff of Azalea Trace.
Visitation will be held at Faith Chapel North on Saturday, June 9, 2007 from 6:00 until 8:00 and a funeral service will be held on Sunday, June 10, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North, Cantonment with Reverend Ron Carnley and Sister Nell Goodman officiating.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

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Thursday, May 31, 2007


Mr. Wayne H. Jernigan, 80, of the Chumuckla Community died on May 29, 2007.
He was a native of and lived most of life in Santa Rosa County. He was retired from American Cynamid Company where he served as lands manager. He was also a retired farmer and rancher and will be remembered as a true sportsman.
At age sixteen he enlisted in the merchant marines to serve his country and served on wartime cargo ships in hostile conditions.
Mr. Jernigan served his community by being a past member of the board of directors of the Escambia River Electric Corporation and a past member of Board of Alabama Electric Corporation. He was very active in local, state, and national politics.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m., Friday, June 1, 2007 at Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church with Revered La Don Hall and Reverend John Richardson officiating. Visitation will begin one hour before the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be: Doug Hatfield, David Hatfield, Jerry Hatfield, Mark Harris, Tubby Jernigan, and Clarence Cassidy.
Honorary pallbearers will be: Jack Caraway, Jerry Kilpatrick, Copeland Griswold, Paul Griswold, Danny Melvin, and Clint White.
TRAHAN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

News from Benny

SEE THE COMMENT LINK under the prior post about our Reunion on June 9. Benny is stuck in Baghdad for now.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Class of 67 Reunion June 9

We'll be at the Opry for the afternoon. All former students, staff and faculty from the school (and friends) are invited to join us for a great visit. You can stay into the evening and have dinner and the show at the Farmer's Opry. (SEE COMMENTS BELOW - NEWS FROM BENNY) The prices are very reasonable and we can visit even longer into the night! Our YAHOO Group page has more news and notes about our planning. Carole put this notice in the local news:
Chumuckla High School Class of 67’ is celebrating their 40 year class reunion at the Farmer’s Opry in Chumuckla on June 9th 2007 from 1:00-4:00 PM. All former students and teachers are invited to a night of food, fun and music afterwards at 4:30PM, dinner $10:50 or dinner and show $18.50. For more information Carole Bryant 850-994-3251.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007


Dr. Joe Maurice Bamberg, 91, of Milton, went home to be with the Lord Monday morning May 21, 2007. He died peacefully from complications following surgery.
Joe was born July 13, 1915 in Brent, Alabama.
Dr. Bamberg attended Bob Jones College and Southwestern Seminary. He had an honorary doctorate of divinity from Stetson University.
After college, Joe led music in revival services in North Carolina with preacher Jimmy Johnson and it was there that he met Betty Larkins who became his wife. He attended seminary in order to become an Army Chaplain and served two years in Hawaii.
On Aug 26, 1947, he accepted the call to First Baptist Church in Milton, Florida and led that congregation till he retired to Pastor Emeritus status in 1980.
In Milton "Brother Joe" as he was affectionately known, was not content to just be a preacher. He broadcast a 15-minute radio program, "Coffee with the Parson" five days a week for 26 years. As he found prospects around Santa Rosa County, he preferred to establish missions near them rather than try to have them travel to his church. He did not like to ask others to do what he was not willing to do. On a Saturday you might find him leading others from the church to fix up a building or clearing land for a mission or some project. He was especially proud of "Camp Koinonia" which is used for day and overnight camping. He delighted in visiting people in local hospitals whether from First Baptist or not and was a strong supporter of getting the Santa Rosa Medical center built.
After his retirement he and Betty spent their summers at a mountain cabin in Clyde, NC and were active in First Baptist church in Waynesville. He preached in a revival in England, visited missionaries in Africa and went to Chile on a mission trip with Betty.
He was active with the Pensacola Habitat for Humanity.
He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Robert and Minnie Bamberg, his brother "Red" Bamberg and his son, Joe Maurice Jr. who died in infancy. He is survived by Betty Bamberg, his wife of nearly 64 years, his daughter Barrie, his sons, Tim and Bob (Ruth), one grandchild Eddie (Dawn), two great grandchildren Cana Rose and Noah along with his sister, Minnie Ward Griffin and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Friday May 25 at 2 pm at First Baptist Church in Milton. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 5 to 8 pm and Friday starting at 9 am at the Church.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that a donation be made either to the Bamberg Chapel at First Baptist (First Baptist Church, 6797 Caroline St. Milton, Fl 32570) or Habitat for Humanity (Pensacola Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 13204, Pensacola, Fl 32591-3204).
LEWIS FUNERAL HOME in Milton is in charge of the arrangements.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Ruthabell's Store In Munson Florida

The family store is still thriving in the back-country. Here at Ruthabells, you'll find people who enjoy their work and their lives. Go ahead - pass right by that little country store. You might just miss the highlight of your day. Bobby McCranie runs the store with his wife, Dianne, from Virginia, whom he found on the internet. Mike, the chef for the deli came from the internet too (Colorado). Delphine, the older sister helps out from her motorized wheel chair and adds a new level to the art of conversation. Technology and 'down home' ... all in one place. Take THAT, Starbucks!! Stock recommendations from Uncle Vic - based on this episode: Pepsi (PBG) and MasterCard(MA). and Yahoo (YHOO). More Pictures.

Saturday, March 31, 2007



Roger Wade Harris, 56 of Montgomery, Alabama went to be with his heavenly Father on March 28, 2007. He was raised in the Wallace community, graduated from Chumuckla High School and, after numerous jobs; he proceeded on to a successful career at Maxwell and Gunter Air Force Base.
He is survived by his daughter, Holly Dezenzo, and many other beloved relatives and friends. He will forever be remembered in out hears as a kind, generous, hard working man, and as the most giving, loving father he could be.
The celebration of my father's life will be held today at DONNIE SOWELL FUNERAL HOME in Milton, FL at 10 a.m.
May the Lord bless and keep him and shine His face upon him and forever give him peace, Amen.

Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 3/31/2007.

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Friday, March 16, 2007


1932-2007 - (Teacher at Chumuckla 1972-84 - Submitted by Doug Davis)
Gene Evans passed away February 28, 2007 in the presence of family and dear friends.
He is preceded by his wonderful wife, of nearly 48 years, Mary Alice and survived by his devoted daughter Rebecca (Becky) of Pensacola and her life-partner Joy Reuter, and sons Michael of Pensacola and Gene Jr. of Carrabelle, FL. He has 5 grandchildren: Daniel, Brian, Felicia, Nicholas, and Kaylee.
Gene's life began in Easton, PA. The son of Ormond and Marie Evans he has one surviving sibling, Timothy Evans in Ohio.
Gene's first career was with the US Navy. Gene retired as a Lt. Commander in 1971. After receiving his wings in 1956, he specialized in multi-engine land based patrol bombers and also served on the USS Randolph. He also served as a Flight Instructor at Pensacola Naval Station and Whiting Field, Florida.
One of the highlights of his career was his time stationed with his family in Naples, Italy. Upon retirement from the Navy, Gene attended the University of West Florida, receiving both a Masters of Education and a Masters of Arts in Teaching degree. Using these degrees he spent the next 18 years as an educator at Chumuckla High School and Pensacola High School and the Escambia County School system.
A devoted family man, Gene enjoyed many hours of boating, fishing and camping with his wife and children.
During his lifetime, he was very active in various clubs and organizations.
As a young man he was the Scout Master of Boy Scout Troop 32. He belonged to the First Presbyterian Church.
He was a member of the Association of Naval Aviators and the Order of Daedalians.
He was socially active with Krewe of Lafitte, Karnival Kavaliers, Fiesta Frolickers and the Pensacola Waterfront Improvement Society.
In his retirement he was an avid golfer and a member of Scenic Hills Country Club. He also enjoyed frequent trips to Helen, Georgia with his wife and friends.
Gene was a family man who raised his family with love and values and was a true friend to many. He lived a full, rich life and leaves many precious memories of his life.
Gene will be genuinely missed for a long time to come by those who knew and loved him.
Visitation will be on 5:00-7:00pm, Friday March 2, 2007 at Harper-Morris Memorial Chapel.
Funeral Service will be held at 10:00am, Saturday, March 3, 2007 at the Harper-Morris Memorial Chapel with Rev. Frank Beall officiating. The family will also accept friends one hour prior to the service 9:00-10:00am on Saturday. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be John Bracken, John Gaffney, Frank Pilcher, Howard Pilcher, Connie Seymour, and Hubert Williford. Honorary pallbearer is Arthur T. McGill.
Family and friends would like to thank Covenant Hospice for their loving support during Gene's passage from this life.
HARPER-MORRIS MEMORIAL CHAPEL is in charge of arrangements.

Published in the Pensacola News Journal from 3/2/2007 - 3/3/2007.

He tought me in 9TH and 10TH grade. I Think he was there from 1972- 1984 Doug.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Caraway, Johns, Kimbrough

Folks from the U. Methodist Church went out for a Valentines Banquet. Tom Reynolds shot these and more that are on fhe pages.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Cubeeden (Joiner) McDill - Obituary

Cubeeden (Joiner) McDill funeral was held at 11 am Monday at Village Chapel with Maj.Carl Tilly will officate Burial will be at Old Harmony Cemetery in Gadsden Ala.
Mrs McDill was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Robert McDill of Gadsden Ala. Dean was a Chumuckla resident until her marriage to Robert. He was in the Navy when they met. She leaves as her survivors her daughters Barbara (Max) Montejo of Boaz Ala, Debra (Donald) Elders of Georgia, sons Billy (Wanda) McDill of Attalla and Jimmy McDill of Albertville Ala and grandchildren Danny and Amy McDill, Michael Garmany, Allen Huges, Angie Elrod, Laura McDill , Josh and Justin elders, Jordan and Dylan Montijo and eight great grandchildren. Her sisters Frances Castleberry, Wyonia (Charles) Mcdonald, Joyce (David) Schultz. Earnesteen Berhow, Jeanette (Bill) Kesler, and two brothers Bobby Joiner and Wayne Joiner. and a host of neices and nephews. The family would like to give the Dr and staff at the nursing home a special thank you. The family will receive friends Monday from 9am til the time of services

Wednesday, February 14, 2007


1924 - 2007

William Sharit "Buddy" Enfinger was born in Chumuckla, Florida on October 5, 1924 and passed from this life Wednesday, February 7, 2007 at 2:21 am at Baptist Hospital surrounded by his family. 
He was a member of the Church of Christ for 68 years.  He was a loving Son, Husband, Father, Brother, Friend, and decorated Veteran.  He served in WWII under General Patton as a foot soldier infantryman and was awarded A Bronze Star for heroic service in France, Luxembourg, Germany, and Austria, a Purple Heart, 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, ATO Medal, EAMETO Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and World War II Victory Medal.  He received additional recognition from the French Government and a 2nd Purple Heart for his role. He also played in the liberation of France in the Battle of the Bulge during WWII.  He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, 4 brothers-in-law, and granddaughter, Rachel Denise Fuqua.  He is survived by his wife, Verna Coleen Enfinger, and his children, Sue and (Peter) Krams, Bonnie and (Alfonso) Salvaggio, Donna and (Tom) Hammac, William "Billy" and (Wanda) Enfinger, Sheila Kitchens, and David Enfinger, 4 sisters, 3 brothers-in-law, 4 sisters-in-law, 8 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends.
Viewing will be at WATERS AND HIBBERT Funeral Home Sunday, February 11, 2007 from 1-4 PM, and Monday, February 12, 2007 from 4-8 PM. The Funeral Service will be held at the Innerarity Point Church of Christ on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 from 10 am to 12 pm; lying in state from 9-10 am; and a graveside service with full military honors, and Interment at Barrancas National Cemetery.
Paul Bearers:  Alfonso Salvaggio III, Charles Salvaggio, William "Buddy" Salvaggio, Davis T. Kitchens III, John Gross, and Tom Williams. 
Honorary Paul Bearers:  Tom Hammac, Al Salvaggio II, Robert Harkleroad, Doug Murray, Ivan Harstvedt, Jimmy Gross, Charles Fletcher, Bill Johnson, Sr., and Ricky Jones ( Baptist Hospital ).
Flowers are not permitted at Barrancas Cemetary, therefore, memorials can be made to Escambia Christian School, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, or Pensacola Veterans Memorial Park.
Our Family would like to say a special "Thank You" to the Doctors, Nurses, Staff, and EVERYONE at Baptist Hospital who took part in the care of our loved one. 

Published in the Pensacola News Journal from 2/10/2007 - 2/11/2007.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Clarence Ray and Rex Wayne

Clarence Ray and Rex Wayne
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Tomy Reynolds took some photos at Leon Cook's Funeral. There were a lot of folk there you might recognize. The rest of the pictures are in Tommy's folder in the account. Just click the picture.



Mary Louise Creel of Pace went to be with the Lord on January 28, 2007. She was born in Pea Ridge to Samuel and Mary Keyser. Mary Louise lived most of her life in Santa Rosa and Escambia counties. She and her husband, James Durward Williams, owned and operated several businesses both in Santa Rosa and Escambia counties. After Durward's death, she married Doyal Creel of Ocoee, Florida, and they built a home in Chumuckla. She and Doyal made several mission trips taking Bibles into China and Honduras. While on one trip to Honduras, a revolution broke out, and they barely escaped after the mission was bombed. She has been a Christian, all her life.
Mrs. Creel was a member of Lawton Street Baptist Church, Eastern Star, Wallace Home Makers Club, Golden Spinners Campers, and NAARF. She enjoyed loving fellowship at the meal site in Pace where she played dominoes with her friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Sherwood, Newman, and Julian Keyser.
Mrs. Creel is survived by her children, Dr. James Durward (Nina) Williams, of St. Petersburg, Dr. M. Catherine (Dr. Jim) Jowers, of Milton, and Marsha Williams of Pensacola; step children, Rev. Jimmy (Shirley) Creel, Rev. Jerry (Peggy) Creel and Jeannie (Tommy) Womble; fourteen grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; and three great-great granddaughters; her "caregiver", Dorothy Champion; and many friends and relatives.
Funeral services for Mrs. Creel will be at 10AM, Wednesday, January 31, 2007, at Lewis Funeral Homes Milton Chapel, with Rev. Clarence Brockman and Dr. James Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Milton Cemetery with LEWIS FUNERAL HOME directing. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00PM, Tuesday, January 30, 2007, at Lewis Funeral Home in Milton.
Pallbearers will be members of the Lawton Street Baptist Church.
Flowers are welcome, or you may make donation in Mrs. Creel name to Lawton Street Baptist Church, 7845 Lawton Street, Pensacola, FL 32514, or to Covenant Hospice, 5907 Berryhill Road, Milton, Florida 32570.
Mrs. Creel was a devoted Christian, loving Mother, and a great friend to all who knew her. We will truly miss her beautiful smile, sense of humor, and love.

Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 1/30/2007.

Sunday, January 28, 2007



Mary Magdalene Elliott Stafford Nichols was born June 7, 1925 and went home to be with the Lord, January 26, 2007. She was raised in the Elliott Town Community, South of Jay, Florida. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Leon Stafford and Earl D. Nichols. She was of the Church of Christ faith and was a member of the Ard Field Church of Christ for many years. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt. She was a founding member of the Santa Rosa County Creek Indian Tribe, Inc. and her tribal name was "Running Waters".
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, William "Dick" Elliott and Mary Cook Elliott; her brothers and sisters, Francis Isabell Elliott Russell, Lillie May Elliott Stone, Willis Elliott, Fay Elliott, Leon Elliott, Larry Wayne Elliott; her sons Milburn Stafford, Roy Dean Nichols, Roger Dean Nichols; daughter Shirley Ann Stafford, and granddaughter, Angela Kay Nichols.
Mrs. Nichols is survived by her children, Betty Stafford Reynolds (Dennis) Howell, Leon Elbert (Ernestine) Stafford, Linda Nichols (Sammy) Spellings, Thomas Earl (Laura) Nichols, L.D. (Sylvia) Nichols, and Lisa Nichols Vaughn; grandchildren, Keith (Renee) Reynolds, Tommy (Trish) Stafford, Kristi Simpson (Tony) Rachel , Evan (Vickie) Terrill, Tommy Nichols, Sam Nichols, Bryan (Erica) McCollum, Robert Nichols, Jennifer Nichols Qualls, Tina Stafford, Gina Stafford (Jeff) Yates, Kevin Stafford, Teresa Jernigan, Scott Stafford, Glenn (Dawn) Spellings, Dustin Vaughn, Roger Vaughn, Faith Bloomer, Sandra Nichols, Sarah-Jo Nichols and David Nichols; great grandchildren; Alyssa Dozier, Briana Reynolds, Jayden Rachel, Tristen Stafford, Zachary Rachel, Ashley Stafford, Meagan Stafford, Emily Stafford, Lauren Stafford, Peyton Spellings, Brooklyn Spellings, Christopher Gomillion, Meghan Gomillion, Alyssa Bloomer, Julian Jernigan, Tristan Qualls, Tylor Qualls, Kaleb Qualls, Jocelyn Nichols, Hanna Nichols, Taylor Nichols; sisters, Delaine Elliott Davis, Louise Elliott Freeman, Francis Helen Elliott, and Lillie Dean Elliott Morrow; uncles John A. Cook and Wheeler Cook; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be at 2:30PM, Tuesday, January 30, 2007 in the Lewis Funeral Home Milton Chapel with Pastor Mike Medford and Rev. Ron Carnley officiating. Burial will follow in the Ard Field Cemetery with LEWIS FUNERAL HOME directing. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00PM, Monday, January 29, 2007, at Lewis Funeral Home.
Active Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Keith Reynolds, Evan Terrill, Dustin Vaughn, Sam Nichols, Tommy Nichols, Robert Nichols and Glen Spellings. Honorary Pallbearers will be her sons-in-law, Sam Spellings and Dennis Howell.
She will always be in the hearts of her family and friends.

Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 1/28/2007.

Friday, January 26, 2007


Ronald Leon Cook, 67, of Chumuckla, Florida, passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2007.
He was preceded in death by his parents Roy and Edith Cook.
Ronald is survived by his former wife, Nancy Kozbiel, and their children Ron (Jennifer) Cook, Ronda (Keith) McNeill and Regina (Ken) White; Grandchildren, Kai, Emma, Shelby, Dalton and Aimie; brothers, Eddie (Laura) Cook, Clarence Cook and Winston Cook, sisters Voncile Grant and Marie (Otis) Joiner, nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 27, 2007, at Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Chad Cook, Brad Cook, Scottie Cook, Calvin Cook, Kenny Oats and Scott English.
DONNIE SOWELL FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Hospice, 5041 North 12th Avenue, Pensacola, Florida 32504.

Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 1/26/2007.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Business Week - Lindsay Campbell

We think Lindsay is possibly a descendent of one of the long lost Campbell tribes that left in the great diasopora of the last century.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Middle East Report - Matt Settle

I hope this finds everyone happy, wealthy and wise. I’m at least one of these and sometimes two. J This week started out like the rest of the weeks I have been here but finished out with some unique happenings. No! No mule riding or snowshoe wearing but I guess some of you back home could have used the snowshoes this week. I heard that it even snowed in part of San Diego this week. Well, it did not snow here in Kuwait. Most days things are pretty much the same as the day before. ... CONTINUTES in the COMMENTS link under this post. PICTURES HERE.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Wilma Elaine (lee) Enfinger

Elaine Enfinger, 60, of Pensacola died Monday, January 8, 2007.

Mrs. Enfinger was a native of Pace. She was a member of McIlwain Memorial Presbyterian Church, where she was the church secretary before her illness. She was preceded in death by her father, Howard F. Lee and step-father Edward Fowler.

Survivors include her husband, F. Adrian Enfinger; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Leslie Peterson of Jacksonville, FL; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Shannon Enfinger of Madison, AL; mother, Wilma Fowler of Pace; brothers and sisters-in-law, Wayne Riley and Donna Lee of Fort Walton Beach and Dennis and Jackie Fowler of Papillion, NE; eight grandchildren, Justin, Cameron, Seth, Tessa, Tad, and Levi Peterson and Mariah and Matthew Enfinger.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, January 12 at McIlwain Memorial Presbyterian Church with Rev. Chuck DeBardeleben, Rev. Rob Looper, and Rev. Oliver Martin officiating.

Burial will be in Serenity Gardens in Milton.

HARPER-MORRIS FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 11.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Damage to Coon Hill Cemetary

Vandals have created about $50,000 in recent damage to the Coon Hill Cemetary. We know there are "paranormal" or "ghost hunter" sites on the web that encourge the "stalking of ghosts" and it is expected most of these encourage proper respect of gravesites. We know there are many of these sites that mention Coon Hill among the many other graveyards considered to be "spooky". But, a few drunk teens with information in hand can create a very bad result. HERE IS THE PNJ NEWS ARTICLE. The trustees of Coon Hill are seeking the culprits and offer a reward. I hope they get them and they do time in jail as well as have to pay for the damages.