Sunday, August 17, 2014

Rufus Jackson "Jack" Caraway March 25, 1939 - August 15, 2014

Rufus Jackson “Jack” Caraway, 75, of the Wallace Community in Santa Rosa County, Florida, entered the gates of Heaven on Friday, August 15, 2014. He was born on March 25, 1939, in Santa Rosa County. Jack graduated from Chumuckla High School in 1958. He grew up farming and continued to farm while also working at American Cyanamid. He retired from Cyanamid in 1994. Jack was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to hunt, fish, and work in his garden. He loved International Farmall tractors, vacationing in the mountains, and nothing was more precious to him than his wife and family. He was a member of the Chumuckla Community Church, and enjoyed participating on two mission trips to Peru and Costa Rica with the church’s dental team. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Velma Caraway, and sister, Janice Herndon. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 57 years, Anita Caraway; three sons, Dale (Barbara) Caraway, Keith (Rosemary) Caraway, and Bruce (Rene’) Caraway; a daughter, Susan (Greg) Cotton; six grandsons, Joey Caraway, Brandon Caraway, Chad Caraway, Scott Caraway, Jeremy Cotton and Mark Leflore; two granddaughters, Alisha Caraway and Gretchen Wiggins; thirteen great grandchildren, Tyler, Matthew, Hannah, Luke Brooklynne, Kendall, Sawyer, Kennley, Levi, Wyatt, Emery, Morgann and Jase; and a special friend Vickie Shiver. Funeral Services will be held at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at the Chumuckla Community Church with Pastor Tom Sharron and Rev. LaDon Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the Elizabeth Chapel Community Cemetery with Lewis Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends from 6 pm to 8 pm on Monday, August 18, 2014 at Lewis Funeral Home, Pace Chapel. Active Pallbearers will be his grandchildren. Honorary Pallbearers will be M. J. Arnold, Ted House, George Garrett, Oscar Pittman, Leon Weeks, Butch Wells, Earl Wendt and William Bond. Jack was a loving and caring Husband, Daddy, Papa, and Friend. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Roy Wray 1942 - 2014

Roy E Wray, 72, was born April 5, 1942, and was called home by the Lord on July 11, 2014.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Joyce H. Wray; and three children: daughter Darlene Perreault and husband Richard Perreault; son, Kenneth Wray and wife Shannon Wray; and daughter, Charlotte Cannon and Chris Holly. He is also survived by three grandchildren; Carly Perreault, Hunter Cannon and Ryan Cannon.

Roy was a member of New Bethal Baptist Church. He retired from Air Products 20 years ago, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Visitation from 12 noon - 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at New Bethel Baptist Church. Service to follow at 2 p.m. with Lewis Funeral Home directing.

The family would like to thank New Bethal Baptist for their love and support in our time of need. Also, thank you to all of our family and friends for your support and prayers.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Howard Everett (Johnny) Morris

Howard Everett (Johnny) Morris October 21, 1959- June 15,2014 Howard Everett (Johnny) Morris, age 54, a lifelong resident of Jay, Florida went to be with the Lord on June 15, 2014 after a courageous 4 year battle with cancer. Johnny was born on October 21, 1959 to Howard Ezra and Hazel Simmons Morris. On June 16, 1978, Johnny married the love of his life, Shelia Kirkland. Together they have two sons: Howard Eric, (wife Jenny) and Brandon Keith, wife Ashley. Johnny was Papa to Hayden E. Andrew, Bryson Keith, Kailee Ann, Madison Elizabeth and Camden Michael. Johnny was preceded in death by his father, his father in law and mother in law, Edgar and Helen Paul. He leaves behind two sisters, Susan and husband Randy Hornsby, Kristie and husband Benjie West. Brother in law Johnny and wife Patsy Kirkland and Darrell and wife Felicia Paul; and many nieces and nephews. Johnny was employed with Cerex for over 30 years, until his illness caused him to retire earlier this year. Johnny was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved working outdoors and building things in his shop. Johnny loved his family, sons and grandchildren, all of his good ole buddies from the Cobb Branch Hunting Club and friends from work. He fought to live to see his grandbabies grow up and enjoy life but God had other plans for him. He is resting peacefully in the arms of the Lord with his daddy, mother, father in law and brother in law Teddy, all of whom he loved dearly. Funeral Services for Johnny will be held at 2:00 PM Friday June 20, 2014 at the Lewis Funeral Home Pace Chapel with Rev. LaDon Hall and Rev. Gene Hudson officiating. Burial will follow in the Cora Baptist Church Cemetery, with Lewis Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm, prior to services on Friday June 20, 2014 at the Lewis Funeral Home Pace Chapel. Active Pallbearers will be: Benjie West, Darrell Paul, Buck Broxson, Lynn Cobb, Kenny Goodson, James Morris, Eugene Hall, Lee Langham and Patrick Morrison. Honorary Pallbearers are Members of the Cobb Branch Hunting Club. Condolences may be sent to the family at Express your condolences in our guestbook at . Published in Pensacola News Journal on June 19, 2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Jimmie Ellis1928-2014

Jimmie Ellis 1928-2014 Jimmie Ellis, lifelong resident of Santa Rosa County, passed away Monday, January 20, 2014 at the age of 85. He is survived by his sister, Lucille Cameron of Milton, FL; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and very close friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn (Daigo) Ellis. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a life long Horseman of some reknown. His love for his horses and dedication to family and friends was unsurpassed. Loved by many and missed by all. Funeral services will be Friday, January 24, 2014 at 1 PM at National Cremation & Burial Society with Pastor Brian Deida officiating. Interment will follow in Juniper Cemetery in Chumuckla. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12 Noon until the service hour. . Published in Pensacola News Journal on Jan. 23, 2014 Burial: Juniper Cemetery Chumuckla Santa Rosa County Florida, USA

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Marcel Edward Gauthier 1977- 2014

Thursday, February 20th, 2014
11:00am - 2:00pm
Chumuckla Community Church
8008 Chumuckla Highway
Pace, FL. 32571

Funeral Service
Thursday, February 20th, 2014
Chumuckla Community Church
8008 Chumuckla Highway
Pace, FL. 32571

Burial will follow
Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery
5405 Calvary Church Rd
Milton, FL

Marcel Edward Gauthier, age 36 of Santa Rosa County, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014.

Marcel was born and raised in Santa Rosa County and resided here for most of his life. He was the owner of Ledbetter Construction Company and had been a licensed residential builder since 2005. He took pride in his work and his reputation. Marcel's first love was his family and following in a close second was his hunting dogs. Marcel's membership in many clubs included: South Eastern Dog Hunters Association, Blackwater Foxhunters Association, Allentown Kennels and Santa Rosa Foxhunters Association. Marcel loved to hunt and made many great longtime friends while enjoying this pastime.  OBITUARY AT LEWIS FUNERAL HOME WEBSITE.

Marcel was a wonderful husband, father, son, brother, uncle, friend and hunter! He leaves many to cherish the memory of a life taken too soon.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sanders Courtney 1941 - 2014

Sanders Courtney age 73 of New York Community Chumuckla, FL passed on the 10th day of February 2014. He was a plumber most of his life until he retired. He loved fishing, driving around, going to see friends and sitting around the campfire with everyone. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ivory and Woodrow Courtney; sisters, Sady (Arnold) Enfinger Maxine Courtney, Evelyn Lowery, and Juanita Bush; brothers, Gene (Virtis) Courtney, Wilson Courtney and Alton Adkisson. He is survived by his loving, devoted wife of 40 years, Joyce Courtney; son, Lamanuel (Kandy) Courtney; daughter, Elizabeth (Tim) Harrelson; grandchildren, Ashley, Sara, Makayla, Cordale and Jackson; one great-grandchild on the way, Lucas Barber; sister, Emmagene and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. A visitation will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 12:00-1:00 pm at Jay Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 1:00 pm with Brother Bobby Carnley officiating services. Burial will follow at Pine Level Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jonathan Scott, George Tedder, Bobby Adkisson, Mike Adkisson, Daniel Madden, and Jerome Lail. Honorary pallbearers are Jonathan Holland and Wayne Hawthorne. The family would like to thank Roxanne Dunsford and all the Hospice nurses. They were very sweet and informative. They did a remarkable job. They would also like to thank Dr. David Smith; he has been there for us through everything. A special thanks to Angela, one of the nurses, she went beyond the means of a nurse. Angela loved listening to stories about him and the family. She always made sure he was comfortable and she would make us laugh to keep us more at ease about the situation. Jay Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Morgan Baker 1917 - 2014

Obituary for Morgan Baker

Morgan Baker, 96 of Allentown, FL passed away February 10, 2014 at home.
Morgan was born in Loango, AL on Oct. 30, 1917:
He was a retired farmer and a former chairman of the ASC committee. He served on the Board of Directors for the Florida Farm Bureau and was the first farm manager at the Florida Experiment Station. Morgan was a member of Calvary Baptist Church for 56 years and was a Deacon Emeritus. He lived in Santa Rosa County most of his life and was also a member of the Scratch Ankle Camping Club.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Edna
Son, Steve (Mary Ann) Baker
Step-son, David (Ramona) Hart
Step-daughter, Janice (Durward) Baker
Granddaughters, Susan (Stoney) Kelly & Jan Brown
Grandsons, Brad (Valarie) Baker & Keith Baker
Step-granddaughters, Lisa (Mike) Utke & Jessica Hart
Step-grandsons, Jeremy Hart, Woody Baker, & Mathew (Crystal) Baker
14 Grandchildren
4 Great-grandchildren

Franklin Roosevelt Enfinger

Obituary for Franklin Enfinger

Franklin Enfinger, 80 of Pace, Florida passed away on Thursday, February 10, 2014 after a lengthy illness. Frank grew up in Pace and graduated from Chumuckla School in 1951. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force. He then worked at Air Products for 20 years before going into business for himself. He owned several businesses and operated them until his failing heath forced him to retire in 1995.
Frank loved other people,and was known for his sense of humor and his willingness to help anyone in need.
Frank was preceded in death by his mother Hazel Enfinger, his father Francis Enfinger, and numerous brothers and sisters. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Gwendolyn: his four children: Frankie (Julie) Enfinger, Anne (Doyce) Lockett, Darrell Enfinger, Denise (Mike) Fritz; ten grandchildren and ten Great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be deacons of Wallace Baptist Church. The Family would like to thank all the medical staff who cared for him during his illness.
Visitation will be Saturday February 15, 2014 at Wallace Baptist Church 1-2PM. Funeral services will follow at Wallace Baptist Church Saturday February 15,2014 at 2PM. Burial at Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery.

Friday, February 07, 2014

Ray Barnes - 1939 - 2014

Vernie Ray Barnes

Vernie Ray Barnes, (74) of Pensacola, FL passed away and went to be with the Lord on January 27 2014. Mr. Barnes was born on 1 September 1939 in Chumuckla, Fl

Ray was preceded in death by his father Vernie (Son) Barnes and his mother Evelyn Miller Barnes also of Chumuckla, FL. He is survived by his three children; Stanley Warnock, Scott & Dale Barnes.

Ray Barnes retired from the Escambia County Sherriff's Office and also served proudly in the US Army.

Honorary pallbearers are: Dick Salter, Roy Diamond and Danny Lodge.

Services will be Saturday, 8 February 2014 at 1 pm at Chumuckla Community Methodist Church, Pace, FL

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Published in Pensacola News Journal on Feb. 7, 2014
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Monday, January 27, 2014

Debra Elaine Cotton 1973 - 2014

Debra Elaine Cotton
August 27,1973 - January 21,2014

Debra Elaine Cotton, 40, of Pace, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. She was born in Milton, Florida on August 27, 1973. Debra is survived by her parents, Frank and Joyce Kolb of Pace; her daughter, Shelby (Adam) White of Jay; her son, David Perritt and daughter, Abbie Perritt of Pace; grandchildren, Emma White and Weston Perritt; her sister, Tracy (Keith) Strickling of Jay and nephews Trent, Ryan and Nathan; her brother, Justin (Brandy) Kolb of Berrydale and niece, Raelynn; Grandmother, Vera Bickmore of Pace; Maternal Grandparents, A. E. and Rolena Rutherford of Pace; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Frank C. Kolb and Uncle A. D. Rutherford of Pace.

Although, Debra has left us, we will remember her for her contagious laughter, free spirit, and creative abilities. We will always love you.

The family would like to thank everyone for their kind words, thoughts and prayers during this time. "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away." ~ Revelation 21:4

Visitation will be held at Lewis Funeral Home Pace Chapel from 11-1PM. Funeral service will follow at Lewis Funeral Home Pace Chapel on January 28, 2014 at 1:00 PM with Revs. Robby Kolb and Roger McGraw officiating. Burial will follow in the Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery in Chumuckla, FL.

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Published in Pensacola News Journal on Jan. 28, 2014

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Thomas Harry Frazier 1945 - 2013

Tom is the grandson-in-law of Irene Campbell Langham of Chumuckla (the Charles and Jane Delilah Hart Campbell Family). He and his wife, Kathryn Howard Frazier (Daughter of Bernadine (Langham) and Johnny Howard) lived and worked most of the their lives in Cantonment and in retirement recently moved to St. Augustine.

 Thomas Harry Frazier was born in Duluth, Minnesota, on June 28, 1945 to Harry and Viola Frazier. As a small child he lived in Chicago, and his family moved to Florida in 1952. He graduated from Fort Lauderdale High School in 1963 and went on to attend the University of Florida, where he received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and where he met his wife, Katherine Howard. Tom and Katherine were married for 45 years and raised their family in Pensacola. Tom worked many years for the School District of Escambia County. His proudest accomplishment in his work was being the founding principal of Jim Bailey Middle School.

 While living in Pensacola, Tom was active with the Pensacola Jaycees, Pensacola Little Theater, Northwest Florida Gator Club, and the First Church of Christ, Scientist. He also enjoyed bowling, golfing, and playing cards, and was an accomplished pianist. In 2012 Tom and Katherine moved to Saint Augustine to live near their grandchildren.

His greatest joy in the last year and a half came from the time that he was able to spend with those three little boys. Another happy result of the move was living near Gainesville and being able to go to lots of Gator functions. In Saint Augustine he was a member of the Christian Science church and the Gator Club of Historic Saint Augustine and took classes at Saint Johns River State College. Tom was a loving husband and father and the best Grampa to his boys. He was a joyful, fun-loving, intelligent, helpful, wonderful person—a true blessing to all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his mother and his father. He is survived by his wife, Katherine; his daughters and son-in-law, Holly Frazier and Suzanne and Jared Sandoval; his three grandsons, Jonah James Sandoval, Elijah Thomas Sandoval, and Silas Jaxon Sandoval; his brother- and sister-in-law, Keith and Laura Howard; and his nieces, Katie Howard and Annie Howard. The memorial service will be held at Faith Chapel Funeral Home, 100 Beverly Parkway, on Monday at 12 noon.

Visitation preceding the service will begin at 10:30. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Escambia County Public Schools Foundation (earmarked for Bailey Middle School), 30 E. Texar Drive, Pensacola, FL 32503. FAITH CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME SOUTH is in charge of arrangements. You may express your condolences online at

 Memorials: Escambia County Public Schools Foundation (earmarked for Bailey Middle School) Visitation: 10:30 am to 12:00 pm on Monday, November 18, 2013 at Faith Chapel South 100 Beverly Parkway Pensacola Florida 32505 (map/driving directions) Service: 12:00 pm on Monday, November 18, 2013 at Faith Chapel South 100 Beverly Parkway Pensacola Florida 32505 (map/driving directions)