Friday, December 26, 2008


Chester E. Hawthorne, 49, of Pensacola, passed away on December 21, 2008.Chester was a native of the Chumuckla Community, a 1978 graduate of Chumuckla High School, and had resided in Pensacola for many years where he was a self-employed computer technician. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Hawthorne; parents, Edward and Ruth Barley Hawthorne; sons, Tony Pierson and Joshua Hawthorne; brother, Jeff Hawthorne; sisters, Diane (John) Marceau and Cynthia Bloyd; 7 nephews; and 5 nieces.Active pallbearers will be Busey Flowers, Glenn Flowers, Byron Thornton, Martin Jaffrey, Bobby Cox, Keith Barley, James Hawthorne, Jr., Steven Sawyer, and Joseph Caron. Honorary pallbearers will be David Boyd, Winston Campbell, Keith Harris, and Kenneth Harris.A service will be held on Sunday, December 28, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. at Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Norman Brown and Pablo Falcon officiating. Burial will follow at Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery. Trahan Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to the family.

Frankie McCraney


Beloved father and grandpaw Roy "Frankie" McCraney departed this life on December 2, 2008. He was preceded in death by his father Henry J. McCraney Sr. and wife Glenda Pittman McCraney. Survivors include his mother Vernell McCraney of Rock Creek AL and 2 brothers, James McCraney of Rock Creek AL. and Jack (Norma) McCraney of Milton, FL. 3 daughters Melanie (Dean) Brown of Holt, FL. Amanda (Metch) Bushey of Jay FL. and Shelley (Wayne) Phillips of Brewton, AL. Also 2 sons P.J. (Wanda) Waldrop of Brewton AL. and Joseph Freeman of Pennsylvania. He leaves behind 10 granchildren Carlos Waldrop, Chris Phillips, Chad Phillips, Cameron Phillips, Collin Phillips, Autumn Bushey, Hope Waldrop, Cassie Brown, Shara Brown, and Cody Brown. He also leaves behind a special friend Glendia Powell. Our Dad and Paw-Paw will be greatly missed.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, December 6, 2008 at 2:30 PM at the Chapel of National Cremation & Burial Society with Rev. Manuel Bennett and Mr. Tony Tompsen officiating. Interment will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery. The pallbearers will be Lloyd Saben, Allen Waldrop, Joseph Androw, Buddy Jordon Jr., Rodney Crawford, and Tony Tompsen. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Patterson, Buddy Morrell, and Jamie Whitehead.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, December 5, from 5 until 7 PM.
National Cremation & Burial Society of Milton has been entrusted with the arrangements.


MARCH 30, 1937
NOVEMBER 27, 2008

Loye Faye (Enfinger) Weeks age 71 of Milton, passed away suddenly on Thursday, November 27, 2008, after a brief illness. Faye was born March 30th, 1937 in Chumuckla, Fl. and was the daughter of the late Ethel May Brewer and Richard Harvell Enfinger. She retired after 24 years of service with the Santa Rosa County Food Service Association. She was a devout Christian as well as a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Thomas C. Weeks of Milton; a brother, Wayne (Joyce) Enfinger of Perdido; a sister, Angela (Pete) Melton of Milton; a sister-in-law, Bobbie Enfinger, of Munson; a son, Rocky (Betty) Weeks of Cabot, Ark.; and two daughters, Ramona (David) Hart and Sonia (Rodney) James, both of Milton; six grandchildren, Clayton, Jeremy, Jessica, Holly, Haley and Dakotah; one great grandchild, James; as well as many other extended family members.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM Tuesday, December 2, 2008 in the Lewis Funeral Home, Milton Chapel with Rev. Adrian Wingate officiating. Interment will follow in Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery in Chumuckla, FL.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM Monday, December 1, 2008 at Lewis Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation can be made to your local American Diabetes Association in her honor.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Mary Jernigan Tidwell -

Mary Elizabeth Jernigan Tidwell, 81, a lifelong resident of Chumuckla, FL, went home to be with her Lord Thursday, December 19, 2008 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's Disease.

Mary was born June 15, 1927 to J.W. and Mary McCaskill Jernigan. She had one sister, Josephine Kimbrough who preceded her in death.

Mary grew up working in her father's commissary. She taught school at Chumuckla Elementary and was secretary for the Milton Fire Department. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Legal Administration from the University of West Florida.

She loved her church and served as church pianist, organist, and treasurer, for many years. She also was a great lover of animals, flowers and traveling.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Marion O. Tidwell; one daughter and son-in-law, D. Anthony (Tony) and Mary Beth Washnock; one grandson, J.W. LaCoste; and one niece, Mary Jo Trenkler.
The funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Monday, December 22, 2008 at Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church. Visitation will also be at the church from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church, 8000 Chumuckla Hwy., Pace, FL 32571. LEWIS FUNERAL HOME, 4777 W. Spencer Road, Pace, Florida 32571 is in charge of the arrangements.
Friends may send condolences and share fond memories with the family at
Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 12/21/2008

DC Allen - 1919 - 2008

DC Allen, 89 of Jay, FL, died December 18, 2008 in Jay. He was a longtime resident of Santa Rosa County, FL and a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He was preceded in death by two grandsons, Timmy and Brad Harris.
He is survived by wife, Alma Allen, daughters, Lois (John) Parrish, Mae (Pete) Rowell, Louise (Jerry) Burgess, Fay Harris, Vickie Allen, Joan (Raybon) Key and Clara Mildred (Gerald) Garrett, and 18 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Jay Funeral Home, with Rev. Ladon Hall Officiating. Burial will follow at Cora Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m Saturday at Jay Funeral Home.
Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.
The family will like to thank the staff of Jay Hospital and Dr. C. David Smith for the care they provided Mr. Allen.
Jay Funeral is in charge of the arrangement's.
Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 12/20/2008

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

A Hot Coffee to Share

Back in the day, J. Lee Campbell could offer you some advice on current affairs. When all was said and done, there was still hot coffee to enjoy. "Beats all I've ever seen". Have a great day !!
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