1921 - 2014

>MARGARET L. SMITH – 92 -  Retired Ben Hill Griffin
FROSTPROOF-Margaret L. Smith, of Frostproof passed away Thursday, January 09, 2014 at the Lake Wales Medical Center due to heart failure. She was born June 19, 1921 in Fort Meade, FL to the late Charley & Sally Bone; and she came here from Haines City in 1937. She was retired from Ben Hill Griffin and was a member of the First Baptist Church since the 1940's. She was also a member of the First Baptist Women's Club.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Smith and a son, King Smith.
Survivors include her sons, Craig Smith (Rosemary) of Frostproof and Jace Smith (Linda) of Frostproof; brother, Ralph Blount of Frostproof; and two grandchildren, Justin Smith and Chelle Smith.
Visitation will be held from 2:00 pm until the funeral service at 3:00 pm Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Frostproof with Rev. Darrol Hood officiating. Interment will follow at Silver Hill Cemetery. – Ledger, Sat.,Jan. 11, 2014
>JAMES E. “SMITTY” SMITH – 85 -  Motor Vehicle Inspection
FROSTPROOF -- Mr. James E. "Smitty" Smith of Frostproof died Monday (Nov. 25, 2002) at Winter Haven Hospital. Born in Rebecca, Ga., on Dec. 16, 1916, he came to Frostproof from Georgia in 1926. He worked in motor vehicle inspection for Polk County. He was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He was a member IMSA and SCCA racing clubs.
 Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Margaret Smith; sons, King Smith, Craig Smith, Jace Smith, all of Frostproof.
 Visitation will be Saturday at First Baptist Church of Frostproof. Services will follow at 11 a.m. at the church.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church W.M.U. heart pillows. Marion Nelson Funeral Home of Frostproof. – Ledger, Nov. 27, 2002
>KING SMITH   -  65  - Polk Co. School Board - son of Margaret and James Smith
FROSTPROOF - King Smith, of Frostproof passed away Monday, April 15, 2013 at the Lakeland Regional Medical Center. He was born October 19, 1947 in Lake Wales and he was a lifelong resident of the area. He was the facilities manager for Polk County School Board, a member of the First Baptist Church in Frostproof and a veteran serving in the U.S. Air Force. He and was named the 2013 Polk County Coach of the Year. He was an exceptional father, very active in youth sports in Frostproof for many years and was a retired race car driver. >coached high school softball and soccer for 8 years at Frostproof Middle-Senior High School. >King was preceded in death by his father, James Elmer Smith.  >Survivors include his daughter, Chelle Smith; mother, Margaret Smith; two brothers, Craig Smith (Rosemary) and Jace Smith (Linda), nephew, Justin Smith; and an uncle Ralph Blunt all of Frostproof. Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Frostproof. Funeral service will be held 3:00 pm Thursday, April 18, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Frostproof with Rev. Darrol Hood officiating.
Interment will follow at the Silver Hill Cemetery. The family has asked that all of King's past and present athletes sit in the reserved section at the church.- Ledger, April 17, 2013
>FRANKLIN THOMAS BONE, Sr. -  91 - Lumber Company
FORT MEADE - Franklin Thomas Bone, Sr., a native of Fort Meade, FL was born April 17, 1916, died Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center of natural causes.   Mr. Bone worked for the Lumber Company and he was a member of First Baptist Church of Fort Meade. > He is survived by his two daughters, Martha & Bill Boyette of Lakeland, FL., and Frances Cannon of Columbia, SC., one son, Franklin T. & Gail Bone, Jr. of Fort Meade, FL., one sister, Margaret Smith of Frostproof, FL., one brother, Ralph Blount of Frostproof, FL., nine grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, eight great-great grandchildren.  Arrangements are being handled by McLean Funeral Home, 306 East Broadway, Fort Meade, FL. The visitation will be Sunday at McLean Funeral Home. The funeral service will be Monday at 11 am at the funeral home. Interment will be at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Fort Meade. - Ledger, July 20, 2007

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