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


Shirley (Allen) McDaniel


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
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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.

Friday, January 02, 2015

Margaret Julia EagertonAlbritton1927-2014

Margaret Julia EagertonAlbritton1927-2014Margaret Julia Eagerton Albritton, age 87, passed away peacefully at Autumn Care in Wilmington, North Carolina December 27, 2014.Born in Montgomery Alabama, she was the daughter of Millard and Clara Eagerton. She moved with her family at an early age to the rural Northwest Florida community of Chumuckla. She was a graduate of Chumuckla High School, whereupon she pursued training and employment as a Cosmetologist. She soon met and married Percy Albritton, a career United States Marine. They had three sons, and the Marine Corps presented many opportunities as well as the usual challenges connected with service life. As a Marine, her husband served many deployments, often away from home over a year at a time. She met these challenges with the "steel magnolia" will of her Southern heritage. When her sons were of school age she reentered the work force with a position in the U.S. Government Civil Service, eventually earning retirement, despite breaks in service due to her husband's military commitments.Gifted with a colorful and artistic personality, and all the charms of a "Southern Belle", she was a force in motion. Virtually all whom she encountered were moved by her spirited presence. She is lovingly remembered for her dedication and love for her extended family. She was also, an accomplished and extraordinary cook, specializing in Southern cuisine. The gift of her cooking will live on in the legacy of recipes she passed down.In addition to her former husband, Ms. Albritton is survived by her children, Mark Albritton and his wife Linda of Savannah, GA, Michael Albritton and his wife Jana of Wilmington, NC; grandchildren Meredith Albritton, and Mallory Albritton of Wilmington NC; Kristen Albritton, and Lauren Albritton of Savannah GA, and was greatly loved by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son Jerald (Jay) Albritton in 1994.A Memorial service will be held at Faith Chapel South, 100 Beverly Parkway, Pensacola, Florida 32505 at 2 P.M. on January 3, 2014 with a reception to immediately follow at Olive Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers the family requests you consider a donation in Mom's name. FAITH CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME SOUTH, 100 Beverly Pkwy, is entrusted with arrangments. You may express your condolences online at www.fcfhs.comExpress your condolences in our guestbook at pnj.com/obits - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pensacolanewsjournal/obituary.aspx?n=margaret-albritton&pid=173678067&fhid=5665#sthash.IVdfZLMP.dpuf

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Locally connected Blogger on Family Finance

Amy Lundin Wooley is Bill and Sue's daughter.  She writes this blog to bring some order to  family finances. It is a great tool to help young and old families develop good habits.


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Eugene Stegall - Chumuckla Class of '66

Betty called to let me know of Gene's passing and suggested folks could call her at either (850) 346-8174 or (850) 346-8154 to express condolences, or mail cards to 7318 Hayward Ave, Pensacola FL 32526.  She suggested that flowers or plants not be sent since she didn’t have any way to properly care for them following the funeral, and that Barrancas National Cemetery doesn’t permit flowers at graveside.

With Sincere Condolences to Gene's Family,
Jim Campbell

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Edna "Odene" Segrest 1929 - 2014

Edna "Odene" Segrest, 85, of Chumuckla, Florida, died Thursday, December 4, 2014, at her home. Odene was born November 12, 1929 in Elba Alabama. She is preceded in death by her parents, Claude N. and Maggie Lou Grant; husband, Wilfred Segrest; and her son, Denny Segrest. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Mack Wombles; sisters, Winnie Campbell and Doris (Billy) Foster; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 7, 2014, at Lewis Funeral Home in Milton. Odene's nephews will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., prior to the service. A note to my Mother: You were a strong lady, with kind eyes. You prayed and gave love to many people. Much of our strength came from the knowledge and respect you poured into our lives. You built a bridge of faith between your life and ours. You taught us to face a real world remembering to be strong and yet gentle. Your service to life was a great example and we are proud you are our mother. I love you Mama, and will miss you always, Linda.

Sunday, November 16, 2014


Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Much history this month, 200 years ago. RIGHT HERE. Read the following blog post. Note the Montgomery fort mentioned is not the Montgomery we know now, but a Fort near the Fort Mims ruins and Stockton, Al. RIGHT NOW in NOVEMBER, the Chumuckla Indian village was about to be attacked. Jackson's main army is marching toward New Orleans, having discovered information in Pensacola that the British were sailing with an army out of Jamaica to attack there.

At that point in time , The Redsticks had made Mess of things and allied with the Brits. The White sticks and other tribes wanted nothing to do with that or Tecumseh's Shawnee religion. THE 1812 war alliances and the 1813 Fort Mims massacre began a shift in American policy and public opinion away from assimilation and toward removal. All the tribal alliances with Jackson at the time were not enough to overcome the shift in thinking. Jackson, on becoming president, took an opportunity to lock in Democtratic Party power by removing the Indians to make way for settlers and the future of his party in the South.

Crockett at Chumuckla Springs


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Thursday, October 09, 2014

Edward Quinnon Campbell (1921 - 2014)

Edward Quinnon CampbellEdward Quinnon "Buddy" Campbell, born February 9, 1921, was called to his eternal home by his Heavenly Father on October 3, 2014. He was graced with 93 ½ years of Earthly life where he had prepared for this journey and was well prepared. He loved the Lord and believed wholly in the Bible and its teachings without concession. He is a Charter member of Berrydale Baptist Church and was dedicated to supporting and ensuring the Church operated according to Biblical standards. His faithfulness was evident in his daily living and his life was his belief in action. He believed in attending church, helping others, getting along with each other, and working hard. His love of the Lord was followed by his love of life, family, and friends. Family and friends could always depend on him in times of need knowing that he would do whatever he could. He loved everyone and never met a stranger. Farming was a favorite pastime of his; he loved to plant, tend, and grow vegetables which he generously shared with everyone. Edward valiantly served in the Army Hq. Co. 238th Engineer Brigade European Theatre of Operations during World War II. He was involved in the Invasion of Normandy - he has recounted being dropped off shore about what seemed to be a mile out and having to wade to shore. In November, 1944, at the Battle of Aachan, Germany, his feet were frozen and he was hospitalized and treated then returned to duty. In January, 1945, during the Battle of the Bulge following the German break-through his feet were again frozen and sent for treatment. These injuries caused problems for the remainder of his life. After being discharged, he farmed and also gained employment at NAS Whiting Field and performed several different jobs during his 40+ years including Supply and Fuel. While working in Fuel he realized that a lot of fuel was being wasted using the system they had. He created and began using a system that saving the fuel. His superiors were so impressed with his system they proposed the system to their superiors and it was adopted as the approved method for fueling. His system was implemented nationally and he was recognized for his innovation.He leaves behind his loving wife of 66 years, Lillie Nell Anderson Campbell; six children: James Edward (Sylvia); Roger Earl (Joy); Anthony Wayne (Carolyn); Richard Lavon (Cindy); Raymond Lavon (Traci); and Nelda Kay (Ray) White; six sisters: Betty Jane (Bert) Larson; Alma Lois Simmons; Nadie Griswold; Catherine Simmons; Jewel Driskell; and Mildred Smith; 16 grandchildren: Kelly (Thomas) Ward; Tonya (Brock) Morais; Jessica (Matthew) Storey; Geoffrey Campbell; Chris Campbell; Scott Campbell; Kimberly (Jayson) Douglas; Kara (Daniel) Cook; Shane Campbell; Jonathan Campbell; Laura (Brian) Carnley; Levi Campbell; Sarah Campbell; Brittany White; Brandon White; Bethany White; and a multitude of great-grandchildren, and one great-great-child.He is preceded in death by his parents: Edward "Bob" Frank Campbell and Sallie Ola Slade Campbell; two sisters and two brothers: Willie Vera Spicer; Ann E. Campbell (infant); Franklin Campbell; and Ira "Son" Campbell.The family extends a heart-felt "thank you" to Dr. Muthusamy Velusamy for his incredible care of our husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend, shining example, and hero. Dr. Velusamy treated him with expertise, compassion, and respect. He knew that he was elderly but he looked at him as a person not an age. When other doctors said that they wouldn't treat him Dr. Velusamy saved his life and extended it by years. We are eternally grateful for him. We also would like to thank the Hospice unit and doctors at West Florida Hospital who treated him who caringly helped guide our decisions and made his last days better.Funeral proceedings will be Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. at Berrydale Baptist Church with Reverend Earle Greene officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. for family members and 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. for friends and guests. Burial will follow at Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery in Chumuckla, FL with military and masonic rights. Pallbearers will include Frank Lowry, Levi Blackmon, Derek Blackmon, David McCurdy, Wayne Cook, and Gene Ellis. Honorary pallbearers will be: James Simmons, Herbert "Bud" Rowell, W.L. Bray, Sam Davis, Duane Bond, Don Cassidy, Jim Cagle, and Masonic brothers from Lodge #16. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pensacolanewsjournal/obituary.aspx?n=edward-quinnon-campbell&pid=172707916#sthash.EIayvpxN.dpuf