>ELLA LOU MILTON – 96 -
HOUSTON - Ella Lou Milton was born in Archer, Florida to Edward H. and Lou Baker on February 18, 1911 and died June 28, 2007 of natural causes.
She was married to Carl R. Milton who predeceased her and they had two daughters Carolyn Frances Milton-Jones and Sandra Jewell Milton Myers. She adopted as daughters Sara Ann Barton, July Belt, and Louisa Butler during her later years in Houston, Texas. She had 12 Grandchildren, 10 Great-Grandchildren, and 8 Great-Great Grandchildren. She is also survived by cousins Jewel Campbell, Bill and Paula Campbell and two children, and her Sister-In-Law Valita Baker.
She was predeceased by her parents and three brothers, Cecil, Earl, and Victor Baker.
Ella Lou was a member of the United Methodist Church and taught Sunday School from age 9 to age 90. She was a member of what is now known as the United Methodist Women for over 75 years - serving as President, Treasurer, and Secretary. Ella Lou worked for her Uncle John English at his IGA Food Store on West Lemon Street in Lakeland for over 17 years.
After moving to Houston, Texas with Carolyn Frances, she continued her service at Almeda Methodist Church and cared for neighborhood children and took them to Sunday School faithfully. One of her many accomplishments was sewing sterile instruments covers for The Methodist Hospital for many years as a volunteer. She later made lap robes for the sick and baby blankets for new babies by hand. She was well known for her exquisite embroidery of pillowcases, dresser scarves, and pillows. Ella Lou showed her faith in God daily by example. She shared her faith both at home and at church each Sunday. Her sunny smile and wry humor will be remembered by all who came in contact with her.Services will be at Lanier Funeral Home, July 5.2007.-
Internment at Oak Hill Cemetery. - Ledger, July 3, 2007
FROSTPROOF -- Butterflies, birdhouses and hummingbirds in a yard full of flowers and plants were among the joys of nature you might find in the yard of Mrs. Helen G. Milton."She was a gardener," said her sister, Ruth Johnston of Frostproof. "Her yard is a mass of plants and flowers. You can hardly walk through it. It was like a jungle, there are so many plants in it."
Mrs. Milton, a retired doctor's assistant and caregiver, died of leukemia Sunday (Aug. 3, 2003) at home. Born in Crewsville on Oct. 25, 1925, she grew up in Hardee County. She came to Frostproof after marrying Lawrence Edward Milton, who was from the Polk County area, in 1943. Mrs. Milton worked as an assistant in the office of a Frostproof physician named Dunham for 20 years before retiring in 1972. She later became an end-of-life caregiver, taking care of the terminally ill for the next 28 years. She continued to serve as a self-employed caregiver after moving to Burnsville, N.C., where she also enjoyed gardening and nature."When she lived in the mountains, she had a regular farm. She grew everything up there . . . vegetables, tobacco."She was also an artist. She painted for years but then she gave that up for gardening," Johnston said. "She was just an all-around wonderful person."Mrs. Milton returned to Frostproof four years ago.She was a Protestant.
Mrs. Milton was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Edward Milton in 1983.
In addition to her sister, she is survived by her sons, Lawrence "Larry" Milton and George "Chuck" Charles Milton, both of Frostproof, and Robert Lamont Milton, Green Mountain, N.C.; sister, Lottie Tindell, Okeechobee; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation will be this evening at Marion Nelson Funeral Home of Frostproof. Services will be Wednesday at the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in Silver Hill Cemetery. - Ledger on Aug. 5, 2003
FROSTPROOF -- Mrs. Othel Milton of Frostproof died of heart failure Friday (Nov. 8, 2002) at Florida Hospital in Sebring. Born in Seville, Ga., on Sept. 8, 1910, she came to Frostproof from there in 1922. She was a homemaker and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a member of the Women's Club and Circle Laura of First Presbyterian Church. She had been a member the church for more than 50 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Julian Milton.
She is survived by her daughter, Judy Johnston, Frostproof; son, Julian Milton Jr., Frostproof; sisters, L. Frances Mulcay, Jewell Denig, both of Frostproof; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation will be this afternoon at Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Frostproof. Services will be Monday at First Presbyterian Church in Frostproof. Burial will be at Silver Hill Cemetery in Frostproof. – Ledger, Nov. 10, 2002
LAKELAND - Thurl Ralph Milton, of Lakeland, Florida passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center due to natural causes. Thurl was born November 7, 1926, in Lakeland to Thurl James and Hilda Milton.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian Milton; daughter, Bernice Wright; son, Calvin Knowles; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A gathering of family and friends will begin at 10 a.m. with a chapel service to follow at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at Lakeland Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens. Burial will follow at Lakeland Memorial Gardens. –Ledger, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014