Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Mary Ellen Enfinger 1934 - 2012

Mary Ellen Enfinger, 77, of Chumuckla passed away unexpectedly
on Monday January 30, 2012. Mary was born on April 20, 1934 in Jay, FL
and had resided in Chumuckla for most of her life.

Mary retired in 1997 after raising 5 children and working most of her life as a cook in local restaurants. Everyone that knew her always looked forward to “Mrs. Mary’s”cooking…she always said that if you went away hungry it was own fault!

She was preceded in death by her husband Archie Enfinger and her parents.
Survivors include two sons Larry (Linda) Enfinger of Chumuckla, Garry (Brandy) Enfinger of Milton; three daughters; Lou Ellen (Tony) Burks of Pace, Karen (Ken) Gramm of Milton, Karlene (John) Jernigan of Chumuckla; two sisters Julia Joyner of Columbus, GA,, Joyce Casler of Jay, FL; 9 grand children and 4 great grand children, and many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be; George Joyner Sr., Wayne McMillan, Terry Capers, Lamar Waldrop, Russell Enfinger, and Matthew Thorne (Aunt Mary’s special great- nephew).
Funeral will be officiated by her nephew John Patrick Whitfield.

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Denny Grant Segrest 1956-2012

 Denny Grant Segrest, went to swag the gates of Heaven on Monday, January 23, 2012. We may never understand why God takes someone before we're ready, but obviously He is planning a fantastic party and needs an outstanding decorator; God chose the best!

Denny was born August 8, 1956 and spent his entire life in Chumuckla, Florida.

He was preceded in death by his father, Wilfred Segrest, and his grandparents, Claude Grant, Maggie Kelly Grant, and Robert and Bessie Segrest.

He is survived by his mother, Odene Grant Segrest; his sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Mack Wombles; his special cousin, Glennie Faye Hearn; his God-children, Melanie Gaylard Gibbs, Jason Gaylard, Justin Gaylard, and Mikayla Thomas; his special phone friends, Tessie Williams, Dot Germann, and Lillian Ward; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, who all loved him very much.

Denny never met a stranger. He was a bright and shining star who touched the lives of many people all over the world. To know him was to love him.

Visitation will be Friday, January 27, from 5:00 until 8:00 PM at the Lewis Funeral Home, Milton Chapel. A celebration of his life will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at the funeral home with burial to follow at Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery.

Pastor Joey Rogers and Bishop Vincent Warren will be officiating. Pallbearers will be Denny's cousins. Lewis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Published in Pensacola News Journal on January 27, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

Some Wind Damage WEAR

Chumuckla neighbors affected by a recent storm - were probably glanced by a tornado. This news story has video as well.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Danny Lewis Holt 1948-2012

Danny Lewis Holt
Danny Lewis Holt


Danny Lewis Holt, loving husband, father and grandfather passed to his heavenly home January 17, 2012. Danny was born January 19, 1948 in Fort Worth, Texas. He was the only child of Hilery Holt and Gladys Lambeth Kirkland who proceeded in him in death.

He is survived by his wife Bonnie of 45 years, his son Dan (Pamela), daughter Nancy (Richard) Brown and his grandchildren: Kristen (Carl) Carter, Katelin Holt, Emma Holt, Garrett Brown and Seth Brown. Survivors also include special cousins Robert (Linda) Holt of Flomation, AL and Gary (Anne) Holt of Pace, Sister-in-law, Carole (Floyd) Griffin of Baker, Brothers-in-law, Billy (Paula) Kimbrough and Jim (Elaine) Kimbrough of Chumuckla, Atwood (Sandra) Kimbrough of Pace and John (Addie) Kimbrough of McDavid as well as numerous other cousins, nieces and nephews.

Danny graduated from Chumuckla School in 1966. He attended Okaloosa-Walton Junior College where he played baseball and ran cross country. A general contractor in Santa Rosa County for 38 years, Danny was also a major participant in land development. He attended Milton First Assembly of God and taught a Wednesday night adult Bible class. While he spent many hours building in the local community, he was most recognized by his kindness, generosity and smile. Danny's well known testimony of his miraculous healing of cancer in 1985 will survive his death.

Friends may call for visitation at Milton First Assembly of God Friday, January 20, 2012 from 5 p. m. until 8 p. m. Funeral services will be held at Milton First Assembly of God Saturday, January 21 at 10 a. m. Burial will be at Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery immediately following. In lieu of flowers the family wishes for donations to be made to both The Gideons International, Santa Rosa Chapter and/or Milton First Assembly's building fund.

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Published in Pensacola News Journal from January 20 to January 22, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Danny Holt - Funeral UPDATE

Funeral service information for Danny Holt.
Full Name
Danny Lewis Holt

Date of Death
Tuesday January 17th 2012

First Visitation
Friday January 20th 2012 5:00pm - 8:00pm Location
First Assembly of God Milton
6163 Dogwood Drive
Milton, FL

Service Information
Saturday January 21st 2012 10:00am

First Assembly of God Milton
6163 Dogwood Drive
Milton, FL

Interment Information
Elizabeth Chapel Community Cemetery
8008 Chumuckla Highway
Pace, FL

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Martha Ann Salter (1949 - 2012)

Martha Ann Salter (1949 - 2012)

Martha Ann Salter


Martha Ann Salter of Chumuckla, died January 5, 2012 at her residence after a courageous battle with cancer. God called and she slipped from the arms of her loving family into the waiting hands of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Martha has joy in her heart knowing that she would reunite with love ones that had preceded her to Heaven.

Martha was born in Atmore, Alabama on February 13, 1949 to the late Walter Woodrow & Irene Stacey Raines. Her father died when she was 10 years old. Hard times followed for the family. Those hard times helped shape her life in a positive way. It made her strong, confident and not afraid of hard work. Martin Salter came into her life and it was love at first sight. They married on April 10, 1965 at Brownsdale Baptist Church in Santa Rosa County. Although Martha was 16 at the time, she went on to complete her education and held a number of positions. She was employed by the Santa Rosa School Board, was an x-ray technician, and lastly was a correctional officer for the state. Her most important job was that of a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

The church and her family were central in her life. Martha led many to the Lord. She was a proud member of Pine Level Baptist Church and loved her church family dearly. Martha was proud of her Native American heritage. She recently became a member of the Santa Rosa Creek Indian Tribe. She received her tribal name of Bright Star. Now, when her family views the night sky they will be reminded of her physical and spiritual beauty.

Every moment is precious when death is near. Martha was able to embrace those moments to talk with those she loved sharing last thoughts, memories and wishes. She leaves behind her husband, Martin; her only daughter, Angela (Michael) Pennell; Grandchildren, Bradley (Candace) Pennell and Katie Pennell; great-grandchildren, Faith Pennell, Gabriel Pennell, Jacob Lewis and Elizabeth Pennell; Siblings, Billy (Shirley) Raines, Hazel (Buddy) Beasley, Helen Cresson, Dale (Ray) Hyde, Ruth Cameron, Patricia Raines and many nieces, nephews, and cousins that she loved dearly.

The family would like to thank Dr. C. David Smith, Dr. Alejandro A. Inclan, Dr. Gerald Lowery and all the Covenant Hospice Doctors, Nurses and Employees.

Funeral service will be 11:00 AM Monday, January 9, 2012 at Lewis Funeral Home, Milton Chapel with Dr. Gary Crawford and Rev. Bobby Carnley officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Level Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 - 9:00 PM Sunday, January 8, 2012 at Lewis Funeral Home, Milton Chapel.

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Published in Pensacola News Journal on January 8, 2012

Friday, January 06, 2012

George Henry Bray (1929 - 2012)

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George Henry Bray


George Henry Bray, 82, passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2012. George was a native of Santa Rosa County and resided here most of his life. He served in the U.S. Army for 21 years with tours of duty in Germany, France, Korea, and the United States; after retirement from the military, George was employed by the Florida Department of Transportation. He served as President of the Chumuckla Water System for over 30 years. He was a member of Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church.

George was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Idelle Bray, and his brother-in-law, Earnest Jernigan.

George is survived by his devoted wife of 58 years, Gertrud Bray; his son, Dale (Caroline) Bray; and grandsons, Chris, Scott and Todd Bray of Knoxville, Tennessee; his sister, Rebecca Jernigan; nephew, Greg (Kathy) Jernigan; nieces, Julie Jernigan and Sandi (David) Coppedge; great-nephew and nieces, Ashton and Kandace Jernigan, Amy Allen and Amanda (Thim) Sowell.

Funeral service for George will be 2:00 PM Friday, January 6, 2012 at Chumuckla Community Church (formerly Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church) with Rev. LaDon Hall and Rev. Clive Knights officiating. Visitation will be at 1:00 PM prior to service. Burial will at Elizabeth Chapel Church Cemetery.

Active Pallbearers are Raymond Baxley, Andy Elliott, Keith Germann, Johnny Nobles, Lamar Nobles, Wendell Nobles, Joe Shofner, and Eddie Tribble; Honorary Pallbearers will be W.L. Bray, Pablo Falcon, Robert Germann, Copeland Griswold, Billy Kimbrough, Charles Melton, Chuck Thames, Carlton Ward and Members of the Chumuckla Water System Board of Directors. Lewis Fuenral Home is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends may send condolences and share fond memories with the family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.net.

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Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Only The Lonely - Larry Roe

Here is wishing you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR with a lonely song from Larry Roe, a NJ Buddy who pays tribute to Roy Orbison here.