Thursday, January 21, 2016

Joseph Edward Hawthorne - 1932-2016

Ed Hawthorne of Chumuckla passed away Monday January 18. He and his wife, Ruth founded the corner store in Chumuckla, which today operates as a Tom Thumb. The notice from the Pensacola News Journal is posted here for information. Arrangements are not yet completed as travel plans develop. An obituary will be posted here when available. Our condolences and prayers are with Ruth and her family in this difficult time.
Joseph Edward Hawthorne, 84, of Chumuckla died Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. Trahan Family Funeral Home of Milton is directing.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

The JANUARY 2016 NEWSLETTER - CEMETERY - Elizabeth Chapel

January 2016 Community News Report

Dear Neighbors,
The following newsletter is provided to the community to inform you of any decisions or changes that have taken place with our local cemetery.

In or around 1938 Mr. Jim Pace of the Pace Company donated 40 acres to the community of Chumuckla for a church and cemetery. The church was given the name of Elizabeth Chapel as a memorial to Elizabeth Jernigan, a dear friend to the Pace family. Many changes have taken place since then. READ THE FULL REPORT HERE.

Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery from the AIR - 2015

Friday, January 01, 2016


Mary Jo has Chumuckla roots .... Kimbrough and Jernigan.  Mary Jo Trenkler: SOUTHERN SPEAK AND DIRTY WORDS: When I first started writing in college, I was writing radio commercials. I was scared to death. It was so important to me that I not wr...

Thursday, December 03, 2015

While Passing Through Montgomery

Stuart Pooley lives in Badgad, FL. He enjoys writing some poetry and is often penning memories of his time with some of our local county music legends. The video here is Higway 182 going West at Sunset in November, 2015. Here is a link to a playlist of Stuarts poems and his museum.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Buddy - A Dog

This poem about Buddy, the dog, is from the pen and voice of James Doyle Moore of Jay, Florida. We have many good writers in our region. Many are sharing their works about remembrances at the FB page for The Jay Historical Society - and the Jay Museum.

Friday, November 06, 2015

A Blog You Will Enjoy

A Few Good Men

Samuel Peacock II was my 5th Great Grandfather. He was a soldier in the Militia for North Carolina. I have had soldiers in this country since it began and beyond in England all the way back to Jerusalem. There is a long lineage of service to our country, and its people in my family.

There is a very cute story about Samuel and General George Washington who wanted to pass his toll bridge free of charge. Samuel told him he would have to pay like anyone else. That guy had something I tell ya!

Here is the rest of the story for a lazy start to your morning, and I hope that you enjoy the look back at some of the men in my family that have helped keep us free!    CONTINUE THIS STORY AT MUSINGS WITH KIMMEE ....
More about Gloria Peacock Kimmell at her facebook page.
Her Facebook Page

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

A News Report from Chumuckla

A brief visit with the legendary Davis Family in Chumuckla leads to a treasure of history and otherwise random information. !  See the Blog -- IN COUNTRY with UNCLE VIC

Mr. Edward “Eddie” Ray Savant, 70

Edward “Eddie” Ray Savant October 23, 2015 Mr. Edward “Eddie” Ray Savant, 70, passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, in Pensacola. Mr. Savant was a native of Chumuckla and a resident of Santa Rosa County most of his life. Mr. Savant was a member of the Brownsdale Baptist Church. Mr. Savant is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Dianna Savant and two brothers, Robert Jr. and Jimmy Savant. Mr. Savant is survived by his church family. Funeral services were held Friday, October 23, 2015, at the Brownsdale Baptist Church with Bro. Jeff Leake officiating. Burial was at the Traveler’s Rest Cemetery. Pallbearers will be the men of the church. Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes is in charge of all arrangements.

Ode to Billie Joe

Have I ever told you how much I enjoy reading this blog. A LANDING DAY? The writer randomly land in a Google map somewhwere in America and begins too fill us in on a whole description of the place. Fascinating.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Jackie Salter. 1951 - 2015

Jackie Duncan Salter Obituary
Date of Birth:
Tuesday, January 2nd, 1951
Date of Death:
Thursday, October 8th, 2015
Funeral Home:
Lewis Funeral Home
6405 Highway 90 West
Milton, Florida, UNITED STATES
Jackie was born January 2, 1951, in Century, Florida, to the late John "JD" and Ruth Wynell Hayes Salter.
He played basketball in school and graduated from Chumuckla High School in 1969. He graduated from Jeff Davis Community College in 1971 with an AA degree. He began working for the Florida Department of Transportation in 1972, and retired in 2005 after 33 years of service. Jackie and his family are devoted Auburn Tiger fans. He loved to fish and hunt with his children and brothers. Jackie enjoyed raising cows, hogs, and working on the family farm. Jackie was a loving and caring provider for his wife and children. His daughter and his grandchildren were his heart.
Jackie is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Martin Salter and Dan Salter; sister-in-law, Martha Salter; and a son-in-law, Terry "TJ" Gore Jr.
Jackie is survived by his loving and devoted wife , Mary Jane Salter; two children, Tabatha Salter Gore and Wesley Salter; daughter-in-law, Carlyn Salter and ex-son-in-law, Darin Dawson; all of Chumuckla. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jacklyn, Weston, and Brooklyn Salter, of Jay; and Brianna Stewart of Milton; his "claimed grandchildren," Alexis Adrienne, Arielle (Patrick) Patterson of Milton, and Ethan Harris and Kennedy Salter of Jay; niece, Angie (Mike) Pennell; two nephews, Jerod Salter and Joel (Stephanie) Salter; aunts, Grace (Charles) Carnley of Jay, Ollie Joe (Charles) Williams of Georgianna, Alabama, and Betty McMillan of Pace; a special cousin, Gail (Bill) Allred; and an extended list of family members.
Visitation for family and friends will be held from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 16, 2015, at Lewis Funeral Home, Milton.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 17, 2015, at Lewis Funeral Home, Milton Chapel, with Bro. Larry Pearson, Bobby Carnley, and Mark Stuart officiating. Lewis Funeral Home, Milton, has been entrusted with arrangements.
The Salter family expresses sincere thanks and gratitude to the nurses at Jay Hospital, Sacred Heart Hospital, Baptist Hospital and West Florida Hospital; Dr. C. David Smith and staff, Dr. Ronnie Wyl

Thomas Roger Reynolds 1943-2015

Tom Reynolds of the Chumuckla community died Friday afternoon October 9, 2015 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Tom was born in Samson, Alabama. He moved to the Chumuckla community in 1956. Tom proudly served his country with the Air Force during the Vietnam war. Following his time in service, he lived in Colorado Springs and then returned to his beloved Chumuckla community where he worked off-shore before becoming an over-the-road truck driver. He also became the biggest fan of the sports programs in the area. He was proceeded in death by his father, Louie Reynolds. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Jeanette Reynolds and his mother, Loveda Reynolds. Tom leaves behind 2 sons Jim Reynolds, Brian Reynolds (Michelle); 1 step-son Scott Holmes (Molly); and 7 grand-children Danielle, Lindsay,Timothy, Paul, Hannah, Alex and Brendan. Visitation for family and friends will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015 at Chumuckla Community Church with a Celebration Service following at 11:00 am. “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation UNDER GOD, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”