A Community Digest of current information, news and stories from the hamlet of Chumuckla, Florida.
Thursday, January 31, 2008
MARGARET LAURINE PARKS 1927-2008
MARGARET LAURINE PARKS1927 - 2008
Margaret Laurine Parks, age 80, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, January 29, 2008 at the home of her brother Bobby. Born in Allentown, FL, Laurine lived in several different places as a Military wife and had resided in Chumuckla, FL. since 1972. She was a member of Chumuckla United Methodist Church and especially enjoyed the Wednesday Morning Prayer Group and Ladies Retreats. Laurine was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Albert; her parents T. L. and Naomi Lee; and her sisters Theo and Dorothy. Laurine and Albert loved children, especially their nieces and nephews, although they never had children of their own. They always had treats for the children who visited in their home. Left behind to cherish her memory are her sisters, Barbara (Millard) Holley, and Louise (Ben) Ballard; and her brothers, Dozier Lee, Bobby (Donna) Lee, James (Hazel) Lee, Donald Lee, and Bill Lee. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 1, 2008 in the Lewis Funeral Home, Milton Chapel with the Rev. Clive Knights officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Church Cemetery, with LEWIS FUNERAL HOME directing. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of services.Asked to serve as pallbearers are Matt Crews, John Johnson, Brooks Hiers, Jack Caraway, Jerry Kilpatrick, and Rufus Ard. Honorary pallbearers are Charles Gilbert, Willard Davis, Ben Hudson, Morris Ward, Lamar Ward, Copeland Griswold, Lavern Howell, Charles Lambeth, T. J. O'Kelley, Billy Smith and Alvin Enfinger.The family would like to thank Covenant Hospice (Milton Branch) for the wonderful way they cared for Laurine and her family. The last weeks were much easier because of their expert care and kindness. In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations in Laurine's memory, be made to Chumuckla United Methodist Church or Covenant Hospice (Milton Branch), 5907 Berryhill Road, Milton, Florida 32570.
Monday, January 14, 2008
JOHN E. TEMPLE JR. - 1927-2008
He was a member of Margaret Street Church of Christ, in Milton, where he served as a deacon, and later an elder, for over 24 years. We are grateful he was given an opportunity to serve God for so many years. John loved his Heavenly Father and we are grateful for the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ through Whom is his hope for eternal life.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Delia (Radford) Locklin, and Faye (J.D.) Cooley; and two brothers, James and Oma.
After graduating from David Lipscomb College in Nashville, TN he served four years in the Air Force; most of that time he was stationed in England. John and Roberta Bell were married March 12, 1955. After receiving his discharge from the Air Force, he returned to Nashville, where he received his Masters Degree from George Peabody College. His first job with Santa Rosa County School Board was as a teacher and coach at Allentown High School in 1956-1957. Later he served as teacher/principal at Harold School and then as principal of Chumuckla High School from 1959 to 1968. He was Director of Vocational/ Adult Education until his retirement in 1989.
He is survived by his wife, Roberta; daughter, Martha (Glenn) Todd; sons Mike (Renee') and Ed (Suzie); grandchildren, Mandy Stephens, Kiera (David) Keen, Brittany Todd, Savannah, John Blake, and Hannah Temple; step-grandsons, Taylor and Austin Plowman; and great grandchildren, Austin and Madilyn Stephens.
Funeral services for Mr. Temple will be 2:00PM, Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at the Margaret Street Church of Christ Building with Minister Preston Silcox officiating.
Burial will follow in Serenity Gardens with Lewis Funeral Home directing.
LEWIS FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Margaret Street Church of Christ Building in Milton.
Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 1/15/2008.
Photo at June 2007 Class of '67 Reunion
Friday, January 11, 2008
Bodenstein takes win Panhandle Classic Cal Bodenstein's son
He's on his way.As a freshman he played in the No. 2 spot for most of Milton's matches last season and made the regional tournament as one of three low medalists in the district tournament.It doesn't hurt that he's getting a little help from someone who knows what he's talking about.Bodenstein is coached by Jack Slocum, Heath's father.With help like that and the ability to see your dream and go after it, Bodenstein will be a fixture on the course for years to come.
Pensacola News Journal January 11, 2008
Friday, January 04, 2008
Coach James V. Rosser 1921- 2008 Former Chumuckla Coach
Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 1/4/2008.
Thursday, January 03, 2008
Plug Takes a Trip
It was a hospital trip to Sacred Heart for Plug when he had heart attack symptoms on Jan 2 - that cold day he was having tarps put over his satsumas. A little nitroglyclerin and a 911 call and there were EMT's all over the place. Great response. Looks like some open heart hospital time to unclog and Plug will be back selling trees. See more at Chumuckla.com. More pictures too.