Tuesday, April 21, 2015

THE ARCH At the Elementary School

by Chuck Cook .. THE SYMBOLISM In Arches


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You will want to click the link above to read a nicely done treatise on "The Symbolism of The Arch" -- especially the arch at our Chumuckla School. The links in the article are substantive and should be followed as you progress through the article itself. Enjoy ! Thanks to Chuck for this superb study.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Crockett in the Creek Wars





Filmed by Trish Wariner - Dr. Brian Rucker talks to the Genealogical Society of Santa Rosa County about the exploits of David Crockett in our area about 200 years ago.  The Massacre at Fort Mims and the ensuing CREEK Indian War are all part of the heritage here.  Links to support this video are:  FORT MIMS ,  MAP of EVENTS Talked About Here,  Rucker at Chumuckla Springs,  Genealogical Society of Santa Rosa County,  Militaman Ghost Tells of Fort Mims,  Learning abou Fort Mims, 1813-200th Anniversary, FACEBOOK - The Historic David Crockett

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Genealogy for Santa Rosa County

The Genealogical Society of Santa Rosa County has monthly meetings at the Milton Library.  There is a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/gssrc/ .

The Genealogical Society of Santa Rosa County meets the third Saturday of the month at 10 am at the Milton Public Library, 5541 Alabama St., Milton FL. Meetings are open to the public. Those wishing to join, dues are $15 a year. (Guests are welcome at every meeting)
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The March 2015 Meeting was a presentation by LL Scott who volunteers with the Family Research Center in Pensacola. More of her presentation will be made available later but for now - here are some sites she recommends for research.
REFERENCE PAGE FOR GENEAOLOGY RESEARCH


Cheryl Nugent, LL Scott, Patricia Wariner(Pres)
 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Hazel Hunsucker 1928 - 2015

Hazel Helzia Kell Hunsucker was born July 6, 1928 in Pensacola, Florida, and passed away Sunday, March 15, 2015. 

She lived a good life, loved her family, and fought a good fight against cancer. She enjoyed studying, preparing for and teaching her Bible study and Sunday school classes, cooking favorites for each family member, and encouraging and helping others "be the best they could be." 

She was the daughter of the late Cora and Roy Kell. Hazel was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Julian Woodrow "Woody" Hunsucker. 

Hazel was a teacher and counselor for the Santa Rosa County School System for over 20 years. She taught special education classes, and after earning her Master's Degree from the University of West Florida in Counseling, became a counselor at Berryhill Elementary School, where she retired. 

She is survived by her son Wayne, and his wife Pat, of Augusta, Georgia; Rick and his wife Marian, of Chumuckla, Florida; and Randy and his wife Susan, of Pensacola, Florida; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. 

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 20, 2015, at First Baptist Church of Milton with Dr. Wayne Hunsucker and Dr. David Spencer officiating. Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., prior to the service. Lewis Funeral Home, Milton, has been entrusted with arrangements. 

Her grandsons, Scott, Jason, Chad, Justin and Greg Hunsucker, Andy Bell, and Ryan Whitwell, will serve as pallbearers. 

The family requests that memorial contributions be made in her memory to the ministry of your choice at First Baptist Church (6797 Caroline Street, Milton, Florida, 32570) 

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Arthur Edward "Hacky" Rutherford

Arthur Edward "Hacky" Rutherford of Pace, Florida, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 28, 2015, at the age of 88, leaving behind a family who loved and cherished him dearly. He attended Chumuckla School; and worked many years with Salter’s Construction Company. He found great joy in taking care of his farm animals and fishing. Arthur is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Ethel Rolena Rutherford; sons, Jimmie Rutherford, Seaborn (Sylvia) Rutherford, Earl Rutherford, Alton (Karen) Rutherford, and Steve (Teresa) Rutherford, of Pace; daughters, Joyce (Frank) Kolb of Pace, and Audrey (Lamar) Brown of Andalusia, Alabama; 22 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Seaborn and Susie Rutherford; sisters, Lorene McCall and Faye Melvin, of Pace; son, Arthur Dennis Rutherford; and granddaughter, Debra Elaine Cotton. Arthur’s grandsons will be the pallbearers. Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 p.m., Friday, March 6, 2015, at Lewis Funeral Home, Milton Chapel, with Rev. Frederick Barrow officiating. Burial will follow in Elizabeth Chapel Community Cemetery, Chumuckla, Florida. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., prior to the service. The family would like to thank everyone for their kind words, thoughts and prayers during this time.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Curtis Jefferson Nixon (1929 - 2014)

Curtis Jefferson Nixon"CJ"1-30-1929 ~ 11-16-2014Curtis J. Nixon was born on January 30, 1929 to Rufus and Josephine Nixon in Holmes County, Mississippi, the 14th of 18 children. He departed this temporary earthly home to begin his eternal life in heaven on November 16, 2014 at the age of 85. Left to cherish his memory are his sons, Curtis Wayne Nixon, Pensacola, FL and Larry Richard Nixon, Pace, FL; his daughter, Melanie (Ralph) Mears, Pace, FL; as well as several grandchildren and great grandchildren; special friends, Brenda and Richard Grinder, Chumuckla, FL.CJ was an exceptional hunter. His friends gave him the nickname "the great white hunter" because of his love for raccoon hunting. In his lifetime, he raised many exceptional award winning coon dogs. CJ also loved fishing and gardening. He always grew the largest and best vegetables which he enjoyed sharing with friends and family. He will be missed by those who knew and loved him.As a proud former Marine, services for CJ will be held on Friday, January 9, 2015 at 1:15 at Barrancas National Cemetery. Family-Funeral & Cremation has been entrusted with arrangements.

Hoover Harris

Funeral Arrangement: Hoover Harris of Chumuckla Passed away last night around 10pm, 1-11-15. Visitation will be Wednesday 1-13-15 at 11am to 12 noon ay Jays funeral home. funeral to follow at 12 noon, burial will be at Ardfield cemetery in Chumuckla. Click on link below for direction. http://www.jayfh.com/fh/facilities/facilities_address.cfm…Funeral Arrangement: Hoover Harris of Chumuckla Passed away last night around 10pm, 1-11-15. Visitation will be Wednesday 1-13-15 at 11am to 12 noon ay Jays funeral home. funeral to follow at 12 noon, burial will be at Ardfield cemetery in Chumuckla. Click on link below for direction. http://www.jayfh.com/fh/facilities/facilities_address.cfm…Funeral Arrangement: Hoover Harris of Chumuckla Passed away last night around 10pm, 1-11-15. Visitation will be Wednesday 1-13-15 at 11am to 12 noon ay Jays funeral home. funeral to follow at 12 noon, burial will be at Ardfield cemetery in Chumuckla. Click on link below for direction. http://www.jayfh.com/fh/facilities/facilities_address.cfm…

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Shirley ALLEN McDaniel

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/srpressgazette/obituary.aspx?n=Shirley-McDaniel-Allen&pid=173734147

Shirley (Allen) McDaniel

Obituary

Shirley Allen McDaniel, 83, of Milton, died January 1, 2015. Mrs. McDaniel was born in Jacksonville, Florida, to Ray Franklin Allen, Sr, and Madeline Michette Allen. Shirley and her husband, the late J. V. McDaniel, moved around for a number of years, then returned to Santa Rosa County and their families in 1987.

Shirley's great-grandfather was Jesse Carter Allen, one of the early settlers of Santa Rosa County and the territory's first sheriff. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her two sisters, Madeline and Laurel, and her two brothers, Ray, Jr and Alex. 

She taught school for a number of years and was a long-time member of the Presbyterian Church. 

She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews; and her very special friend and caregiver, Tina Beedle.

Funeral Services will be held at 12 noon, Monday, January 5, 2015, at Lewis Funeral Home, Milton Chapel. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., prior to the service. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates memorial gifts given to the Westminster Presbyterian Church, Milton, or another charitable organization, of your choice, in her memory.
Funeral Home
Lewis Funeral Home
6405 Highway 90 MiltonFL 32570
(850) 623-2243
- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/srpressgazette/obituary.aspx?n=Shirley-McDaniel-Allen&pid=173734147#sthash.4JgBY0N2.dpuf

CROCKETT NOTES - Google Docs

CROCKETT NOTES - Google Docs

Stuff worth READING.   Enjoy.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Billy Wayne Hopkins 1941 - 2014

Billy Wayne Hopkins, 73, of Chumuckla went to be with the Lord on December 29, 2014. Billy was a long time resident of Chumuckla and graduated from Chumuckla High School (class of ’59). He was a member of Pace Masonic Lodge #349 and was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason. He also was a long time brick and tile mason and was a member of Pace Assembly of God Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Aaron Hopkins and two brothers. Survivors include: his wife of 54 years and high school sweetheart, Shirley Hopkins; one son, Ricky (Lesa) Hopkins; one daughter, Amanda (Stephen) Leavins; mother, Alberta Hopkins; five grandchildren, Alicia (Tyler) Mitchell, Jessica Bullard, Brian (Danyelle) Banter, Amber Leavins, and Katelyn Leavins; five great grandchildren; one brother, Troy (Virginia) Hopkins; three sisters, Hazel (Burdell) Moon, Helen (Wendell) Enfinger, and Brenda (Clifford) McGraw. Trahan Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until funeral service begins at 12 noon on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Pace Assembly of God Church with Pastor Joey Rogers and Rev. Glyn Lowery. Billy was a loving husband, wonderful father, devoted grandfather, loving son, loyal brother, and a friend to everyone he met.