BARTOW - Clarence Alexander "Bubba" Boswell, Jr.,of Bartow, Florida, died during the early morning hours of November 9, 2009 of heart failure, surrounded by his family at Winter Haven Hospital. Born in Bartow on March 20, 1927, Mr. Boswell was the son of the late Clarence A. Boswell, Sr. and Margaret Phillips Boswell. He grew up and attended school in Bartow, and in 1945 graduated from Summerlin Institute, which is now Bartow High School. After serving in the United States Navy during World War II, Mr. Boswell returned to his home state and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from the University of Florida in 1949. After a few years of selling farm equipment and cultivating citrus, he decided to follow the Boswell tradition and join the legal profession. He received his law degree from Stetson University in 1963, and a week later began working with his father in the family law firm which was originally founded in 1900 by his grandfather, Judge Clarence A. Boswell, and Solon G. Wilson. Mr. Boswell was an involved participant in the firm's representation of the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad Co., Polk Community College, now Polk State College, as well as many other clients. Mr. Boswell assisted his father as legal counsel to the Polk County School Board, and in 1972 became the first attorney to work full time for the board. In addition to representing the board in matters involving real estate, construction, contract and labor law, Mr. Boswell also represented the board throughout the decades of school desegregation litigation. He remained their attorney until his retirement. Mr. Boswell was a former elder of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Bartow, former member of Bartow Rotary and Rotary International, and Erskine College Board of Trustees. > He was preceded in death by his infant son and wife, Betty D. Boswell. > He is survived by his former wife, Isabelle Wilson; two sons, Bill Boswell of Bartow, Lex Boswell and wife, Karen; two daughters Daphne Putnam and husband Tim of Winter Haven, Valerie Butler and husband Joey of Bartow; his sister, Jane McDonald and husband Jimmie of Greenwood, South Carolina; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A memorial service will be held Friday, November 20th, 2009 at the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, 205 East Stanford Avenue, Bartow Florida. Family will receive friends immediately after the service. Memorials may be made to Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Trust Fund, Post Office Box 1411, Bartow, Florida 33830 or University of South Florida Alzheimer Research Center. Whidden-McLean Funeral Home, Bartow. - Ledger, Nov. 12, 2009
|> LEOTA COTTON EADES
- 100 - ( 1973 )
Leota of 1055 Lake Hollingsworth Dr., Lakeland, died Thursday. (May 3, 1973) . Leota was a native of Union Co., Ky. and came to Lakeland in 1901 and was one of the early settlers of the city. She was a housewife and a member of the Lake Wire Church of God. > Survivors; 2 sons, Frank Eades of Tampa, and Robert Eades of Nashville; 2 daughters, Mrs. Leon Hawkins, Edgewater, and Mrs. Lee Boswell of Lakeland; 17 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. Gentry Morrison Funeral Home.
>Funeral Notice; Mrs. E. C. "Leota" - Funeral services for Mrs. E.C.'Leota" Eades will be held Monday from the Glenn W. Morrison Memorial Chapel by The Rev. Bob Owen, Pastor of the Church of Christ of Largo, officiating. Interment will be in Lake View Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday at Gentry-Morrison 417 N. Mass. Both notices appeared on the same days paper- Sunday, May 6, 1973
> PATRICIA BOSWELL LANIER, 79
her college LAKELAND - Patricia Boswell Lanier, passed away in her Lakeland home Sunday, September 6, 2009 due to complications of Alzheimer's Disease. Patricia was born on December 1, 1929, in Lakeland. She was a graduate of Lakeland High School and attended Florida Christian College. Patricia received a Bachelor's Degree in Business & Accounting from Abilene Christian College in Abilene, TX. Patricia married sweetheart Roy H. Lanier, Jr. in 1951.
> Patricia is survived by her husband of 58 years, Dr. Roy Lanier; one daughter, Lee, Mrs. Mark Hanstein, of Denver, CO; two grandchildren, Laura, Mrs. Bart Warren, of Ramer, TN, and Will Hanstein of Denver, CO; and four great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by four sisters: Janelle, Mrs. Bob F. Owen, of Temple Terrace, FL; Sylvia, Mrs. Dr. Charles Branch, of San Antonio, TX; JoAnne, Mrs. Dr. Stafford North, of Oklahoma City, OK; and Beverly, Mrs. John A. Peddy, Concord, NC; and a host of loving nieces and nephews.> Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, Margaret and Lee Warren Boswell and grandparents John and Leota Eades, all long-time Lakeland residents, and Nettie and Daniel Boswell, former Lakeland mayor and County Commissioner.
> Mrs. Lanier, along with her parents and grandparents, was an early member of the Lake Wire Church of Christ in Lakeland. She worked extensively with her husband in churches of Christ particularly in Iowa, Florida, Oklahoma, Texas, and Colorado. Patricia was involved in building teacher training workshops, as director of grade school departments, and writing children's Bible school curriculum. Patricia was caregiver to her parents, grandparents, and maiden aunts in their later years. She used her accounting skills assisting her father in numerous businesses, and was a major proofreader and assistant to her husband in his publishing endeavors. Visitation will be held Friday, Sept. 11, 2009 at Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home, Southside Chapel, 1727 Bartow Rd., Lakeland. Services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will immediately follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. The family would like to thank Good Shepherd Hospice for the invaluable care given to the family for almost 3 years. – Ledger, Sept. 9, 2009
D. C. BOSWELL - ( Nettie Warren Boswell ) - 80
Mrs. Boswell died yesterday ( Monday, Jan. 25, 1965 ) at her home at 310 N. Massachusetts Ave.. She was a native of Plant, Tenn., and had lived in Lakeland since 1912. She was a charter member of the Lake Wire Church of Chritst, and had served as a Bible Teacher there for 40 years. > Survivors include a son, Lee W. Boswell, of Lakeland; 2 daughters, Miss Helen Boswell of Miami and Miss Ruth Boswell of Lakeland; a sister, Mrs. A. J. Gray of Trenton, Ky.; and 4 nephews, 5 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
>>Funeral Notice; - Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1965 - Mrs. D. C. ( Nettie Warren Boswell )
Funeral services will be held Wednesday (Jan. 27, 1965 ) from Glenn W. Morrison Memoril Chapel with Mr. Thomas O. Butler, pastor of Lake Wire Church of Christ officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Burial Park under the direction of Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Carl Wharton, S.O. Ward, H. C. Rowlett, Ellis Dawson, Felix Anthony, Roy Surles, A. R. Matthews and Bob Butler, of Bartow. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. J. W. Annis, Dr. Albert King and Dr. E. L. Kinsinger.
|> WILLIAM 'BILL' WILSON BOSWELL - Ledger, Sept. 23, 2016
BARTOW - William 'Bill' Wilson Boswell passed away at his home in Bartow. A native and life-long resident of Polk County, he was the son of the late C. A. 'Bubba' Boswell and Isabelle Wilson and the grandson of the late Clarence A. and 'Toggie' Boswell and Milton D. and Daphne Wilson. -He was a graduate of Summerlin Institute in Bartow and Marion Military Academy in Alabama where he was a member of the tennis and cross country teams. After graduating from Marion, he continued his education at Erskine College in Due West, South Carolina. Bill was a fun-loving and caring person, stalwart in his love of God and commitment to his family. >He is survived by his siblings Daphne Putnam (Tim), Valerie Butler (Joey), and C.A. 'Lex' Boswell, III (Karen), nieces: Melissa Butler Witmer (Chris), Kristina Butler Parker (Duane), Laura Valerie Putnam, Sarah Katherine Putnam, and nephews: Raymond Dean Butler (Whittney) and Thomas Wilson Putnam. He is also survived by his great-nieces: Isabelle Margaret Witmer, Haylie Marie Parker, Victoria Lynn Parker and great-nephews: William Gavin Witmer and Hunter Kane Parker. Funeral services will be held, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 at 10:00am, Associate
Reformed Presbyterian Church, 205 E. Stanford Street, Bartow with the Reverend Robert E. Patrick, III, officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation, 1200 NW 78th Avenue, Suite 400, Miami, Florida 33126 or the ARP Church, Bartow, Florida. Condolences to family at Whidden-McLean Funeral Home: Bartow, Florida (FL) -