Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Thomas Duncan Salter Jr.
JULY 13, 1930 TO APRIL 28, 2009

Thomas Duncan Salter, Jr., age 78, passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2009. Mr. Salter was a native and lifelong resident of Chumuckla and was active in farming until his recent illness. He owned and operated Salter's Farm Market. He loved fishing and feeding his fish in his pond in the afternoon. He was a member of Chumuckla United Methodist Church.
Mr. Salter was preceded in death by his parents; T.D. and Milton Salter.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mildred Salter of Chumuckla; two sons, Tommy Salter of Chumuckla, Louie (Lynda) Salter of Chumuckla; three daughters, Pamela Salter of Chumuckla, Renee' (Greg) Cooley of Jay, Debbie (Ricky) Crews of Woodstock, GA; three grandchildren, Stephen (Jackie) Diamond, Christy (Jeremiah) Cross, Alyssa Crews; seven great grandchildren, Robert Cross, Gavin Cross, Ethan Diamond, Owen Diamond, James Balk, Sylvia Balk, Shelby Balk; one brother, Dick (Glenda) Salter of Chumuckla; four sisters, Gwen (Frank) Enfinger of Wallace, Winona (Copeland) Griswold of Chumuckla, Margaret (Leon) Miller of Wallace, Mabel (Jeffrey) Cotton of Chumuckla; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the Lewis Funeral Home Pace Chapel on Thursday, April 30, 2009 one hour prior to services. Funeral services will be held at the Lewis Funeral Home Pace Chapel on Thursday, April 30, 2009 at 2:00pm with Rev. Clive Knight officiating. Burial to follow at Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery.
Pallbearers; Stephen Diamond, Jeremiah Cross, Bill Enfinger, Rusty Enfinger, Terry Spears and Marty Griswold.
Honorary Pallbearers; John Kimbrough, James Earl Carnley, Vonnie Tolbert, Doug Hatfield, Grover Bailey, Neal Sharitz, David Earl Bailey and Colbert Campbell.
The family wishes to convey their sincere appreciation to Dr. David Smith, the nursing staff at Jay Hospital and to Covenant Hospice for the wonderful care our family received.
Family and friends may send fond memories and condolences to the family at
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Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 4/29/2009


Dovie Stewart

Dovie Stewart, 88 of Jay, FL, left us to be with our Lord Monday morning, April 27, 2009 during a brief stay in a local hospital.
Mrs. Stewart was born February 9, 1921 in Jay and was a life long resident. She was an active charter member of New Bethel Baptist Church, where she was the church clerk and taught for many years. She was a retired teacher of Santa Rosa County. She taught elementary school for 43 years, all at Chumuckla except the first 2 years at Cross Roads.
Mrs. Stewart was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Stewart; her parents, Issac N. and Mary H. Kemp of Jay; her brothers, Russell Odell Kemp and Reuben L. Kemp; and sister, Vona B. Jernigan.
Survivors to cherish her memory are sons, Wayland (Anne) Stewart of North Carolina and Wayne (Ann) Polk of Jay, FL; grandchildren, Julie (Charlie) Pride of Kentucky, Wesley E. Stewart of North Carolina, Cassandra (Cody) Emmett and Clay Polk, both of Jay; great-grandchildren, Emily and Will Pride, Wyatt and Jack Stewart; sister, Ellie B. Hall of Mobile, AL; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Special thanks to the compassionate staff of Jay Hospital and Virginia Bankich.
Arrangements and visitation at Jay Funeral Home, Wednesday, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Services: Thursday, 11 a.m., New Bethel Baptist Church; Burial: Cora Cemetery with Rev. Matthew Dobson officiating.
Pall bearers will be Larry Hall, Clayton Stewart, Preston Tucker, Jimmy Arnett, Frank Lowery, and Curt Lowery.

Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 4/29/2009

Monday, April 27, 2009

Meeting Apr 28 - Cemetery Assoc.

Please notice and pass this along as much as possible, the flyer regarding a scheduled general meeting of the Santa Rosa County Cemetery Association for this Tuesday, April 28th 5:30PM - Milton Library on Alabama Street. If you have an interest in Santa Rosa County Cemeteries, please feel welcome to attend.
Membership in the association is not required in order to attend the General Meetings, but is certainly encouraged if you do have this as a continuing interest, so you can keep up with activities of the association and become as involved as you may wish.
- A new website to help with family histories and historic preservation. See that site for more about this meeting:

Sunday, April 19, 2009



Lucille Frieda Allert of the Chumuckla Community passed away on April 14, 2009. Lucille, born in Illinois, moved with her family to Chula Vista, California before moving to Chumuckla in 1991. Lucille is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Edward and 2 grandchildren, Lauren Mitchell and James Jack. Lucille is survived by her children, Donna (Virgil) Ford; Edward (Betty) Allert; Linda (Larry) Mitchell; Sharon Cadger; Peggy (Wayne) Jack; 22 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren and 1 sister, LaVerne Thompson of Weatherford, Texas and numerous nieces and nephews.
Special thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Scott Snyder from Grace Lutheran Church, who lifted her spirits and faith with each visit. Betty Alford ,her friend ,also from Grace Lutheran Church and her 2 caregivers, Leigh Tyler and Billie Hartley. A special thank you to Betty Kirven from Hospice, who made mom smile.
Lewis Funeral Home of Pace, FL is in charge of the arrangements.

Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 4/16/2009

Friday, April 17, 2009

Two WWII vets finally get medals

Two WWII vets finally get medals | | Pensacola News Journal
See the link for the full article. This is a great story about Floyd Enfinger. You can see him in the photo here at the News Journal.
This from the article:

"I'm so thankful to the good Lord that I am here today. It was serious times back then," Enfinger said. "I'm kind of at a loss. There are other people who are certainly worthy and entitled to the medals more than I am. My brother gave his life at the Battle of the Bulge in 1945."
Floyd's brother Adrian was, I think killed in a town not far from Mannheim, Germany. There were a number of Enfinger boys and their cousins who served in WWII.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009


Mary Ann (Bailey) Deck
APRIL 6, 2009

Mary Ann Bailey Deck passed into the arms of her lord and savior on April 6, 2009. She was a wonderful and caring mother. Our mother met no strangers. She always had a place in her heart for everyone. She lived her life as she wanted and was an avid fishing woman, happy home maker, loving wife and caring mother. She was always there to kiss the boo boo's and soothe the hearts that were broken.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Violet Elizabeth Dennison, father, Joseph E. Bailey, sister, Helen Logan and brothers Earnest Bailey and George Bailey.
She is survived by her loving daughters, Rebecca Angeline Passamore (Donnie), Susan Marie Fair (Tim), Janet Louise Deck and Vanessa Lynn Lucas (Rocky). She has 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
All friends are welcome to come celebrate the life of our mother at Jay Funeral Home on April 9, 2009 Thursday from 4-8pm with service starting at 8. In lieu of flowers we request you donate to the Children's Hospital of Sacred Heart Hospital.
The family would like to express our deepest gratitude to Dr. Bascom Raney for his caring and compassion, and as a loving friend of our family. We would also like to thank the staff at Jay Hospital for all their support and understanding, warmth and compassion. Thank you all and may God bless you.
Our Mother's wishes were to donate her body to science so there will be no burial at the end of the service however we would like to invite each one to bring refreshments to service for a time of fellowship at the end of the service.
Jay Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.