Friday, January 30, 2009



Ressie Norine Hopkins Kimmons, 88 of Pensacola, returned to her loving Heavenly Father on January 26, 2009. She was born in Chumuckla, FL on September 19, 1920.
Mrs. Kimmons retired from Mayes Printing Company and was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She enjoyed spending time with her family and cooking.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David Edward Kimmons; her parents, Ruby and Isaac Hopkins; her brothers, Larence Hopkins, Perry Hopkins, Barney Hopkins, Henry Hopkins, Zollie Hopkins, Rollie Hopkins; and her sons, Reginald Kimmons and D.E. Kimmons.
Mrs. Kimmons is survived by her sons, Maxwell and Reba Kimmons of Birmingham, AL, Otis and Fran Kimmons of Pensacola, FL, Dannie and Iris Kimmons of Clawson, MI; her grandchildren, Regina Lewis, Daniel Kimmons, Richard Kimmons, Edward Kimmons, Theresa Linder, David Kimmons, Angela Chancelor, Otis Kimmons Jr., Sheri Frazier, Keith Kimmons, Natalie Kimmons, and Janet Carter; and 20+ great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Etta Ard.
Visitation will be held Thursday, January 29, 2009 from 6-8 p.m. at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held on Friday, January 30, 2009 at 2 p.m. at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with Bishop James Schoonover officiating and Brother Gene Ball assisting.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Joyce Goldenberg Hospice Residence.
The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Covenant Hospice, Zelda, Sunday and Staff for their loving support during this difficult time.

Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 1/29/2009

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Lunchroom Ladies - CA 1958

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What great memories we have of our Lunchroom Ladies from Chumuckla School. Mrs Lee, Mrs. Enfinger and Mrs. Lockett.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Jerry Kilcrease Obit

Gerald L. Kilcrease
Gerald L. Kilcrease, age 65, of Pace, FL, went to be with the Lord Thursday, January 22, 2009. He was born May 17, 1943 in Pensacola, FL to the late Lester William Kilcrease and Edith Marie Brewton Kilcrease.He served in the United States Air Force having retired from NAS as a planner/estimator. He was a mason and attended Charity Baptist Church. His children were his heart, his daughter-in-laws were the girls he and Ritter never had and his granddaughter lit up his world. Jerry felt richly blessed, he enjoyed life and he counted his friends as treasures.Survivors include the love of his life, Ritter Kilcrease, to whom he was married for 39 years; his children, Jon (Theresa) Kilcrease of Milton and Tim (Stacey) Kilcrease of Crestview; two grandchildren, Isabella Kilcrease and Shannon Cooper; and a brother, James C. Kilcrease of Pensacola and many friends.Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 11:00 AM at the Chapel of National Cremation & Burial Society with Rev. David Lewis and Rev. James McGaughey officiating. Music will be rendered by Sheila McGaughey. Interment will follow in Memory Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Clyde Chaffin, Larry Padgett, John Barrett, Steve Jernigan, Chuck Alvare and Jim Littlejohn. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Louhier, W.D. Woodson, Jim Cowen, Randy McLaughlin, Rick Reynolds and Richard Williams.The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday, January 26, 2009 from 6 until 8 PM. National Cremation & Burial Society of Milton has been entrusted with the arrangements.

a letter from Jim, Jerry's brother

Thanks for the post on the web-site. Thought someone who knew Jerry would like to know about his passing. I woke up this morning and thought about he had spent his first night in Heaven and I wondered how many stories he had already told! Had to laugh out loud thinking about that. The man loved to recall Navy Yard stories so much he retold them all the time, no matter if you had heard it all before. They were funny and he wanted to enjoy them again! So I'm sure he has retold several already.

He was an organ donor and last night my sister-in-law talked with the people who deal with that. The lady told of what they could use and one was his brain for research. My sister-in-law laughed and said she could hear Jerry saying "is that all it's good for?".

We are all doing better today. Like they say time will heal. What's really a great comfort is knowing that he is in Heaven and in peace.

Thanks again for you help and thoughts.


Friday, January 23, 2009

Death Toy Cook

In Memory ofToy Cook
September 04, 1919 - January 21, 2009
Service Information:
Lewis Funeral Home Pace Chapel 4777 West Spencerfield Road Pace, Florida 32571View Map
Service Date and Time:Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 11:00 am
Visitation Information:
Lewis Funeral Home Pace Chapel 4777 West Spencerfield Road Pace, Florida 32571View Map
Visitation Date and Time:Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 10:00 am
Toy Cook, 89, of Pace, FL passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2009.Mr. Cook is survived by his son, Roland (Balinda) Cook; daughter, Jenny (Bruce) Blanke; two grandchildren, Ashley and Colton; and a very special friend Dori Childs. He was preceded in death by his wife, Willie Mae Cook; his parents, John and Melissa Cook. Funeral services will be held at Lewis Funeral Home Pace Chapel at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 24, 2009. Visitation will begin one hour prior to services at 10:00 a.m.Rev. Herb Van Dyke, officiating. Friends may send condolences and share fond memories with the family at Arrangements entrusted to Lewis Funeral Home Pace Chapel.
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Sunday, January 18, 2009

John A. Cook - UNE 15, 1928 - JANUARY 17, 2009

John A. Cook, age 80, of Chumuckla, FL passed away peacefully at a local hospital on January 17, 2009. John was born on June 15, 1928, the son of Louis and Mattie Sewell Cook. He retired from the State Road Department after 31 years.

Mr. Cook is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary Ellen Burgess Cook; two sons, John Anthony (Vicky) Cook, and Timmy Eugene Cook; daughter, Sharon Cook (Randall) Fleming; grandchildren, Rebecca Cook, Andrea Labrato, Laura Moore, Lindsay Strickling, Wes Fleming, Chance Cook, Kelsen Cook; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM, Monday, January 19, 2009, at Lewis Funeral Home, Pace Chapel with Rev. LaDon Hall officiating. Burial will follow at Elizabeth Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery with Lewis Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be from 4:00-6:00 PM, Sunday, January 18, 2009 at Lewis Funeral Home, Pace Chapel.

Active pallbearers will be Bobby Simmons, Tom Nichols, Mark Dooley, Joey Cook, Curtis Cook, and Danny Holt.

Friends may send condolences and share fond memories with the family at

Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 1/18/2009

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Grace Walther - 1932 - 1/1/2009

Grace McCoy Walther, 77, passed away Thursday, January 1, 2009, surrounded by her loving family. Grace was born and grew up in Vidalia, Georgia. She moved to Gainesville, FL where she met and married the love of her life, Norman "Plug" Walther. They moved to Santa Rosa County where Grace was a resident of over 60 years. Grace loved her husband, her family, and her church family. She is preceded in death by her parents, Julian and Fleta McCoy; and daughter, Martha Walther Levins; and granddaughter, Alisa Walther.
Mrs. Walther is survived by her loving husband, Norman "Plug" Walther of 60 years; three daughters, Marie (Wayne) Goddard, Jane (David) Chavers, and Jean Kirkland; one son, Jack (Eddnie) Walther, and one son-in-law, Ed Levins; nine grandchildren, Tim, Michele, Jennifer, Chris, Marcia, Stacey, Jonathan, C.J., and Joshua; four great-grandchildren, Annie, Mickey, Morgan, and Caden; and a very close friend, Lillian Ward.
Funeral services for Mrs. Walther will be 1:00, Monday, January 5, 2009 at Lewis Funeral Home, Milton Chapel with Bruce Richards, Hurbert Smith, and Ann Walther Sprague officiating. Burial will follow in Coldwater Cemetery with Lewis Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon till time of service.
Pallbearers will be Mrs. Walther's grandsons, Tim, Chris, Jonathan, C.J. and Joshua, and Keith and Clark Harris. Honorary pallbearers will be Mrs. Walther's close friend Lillian Ward and granddaughters Michele, Jennifer, Marcia and Stacey, and Billy and Dewayne Walther.
Friends may send condolences and share fond memories with the family at