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EDWARD  E. BRAXTON - Owner/Operator of South Gate BP
Lake Wales passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at the Lake Wales Medical Center. He was born June 20, 1948 in Haines City to the late Aldridge Lee Braxton and Mary Lois Daughtery Braxton; and he was a lifelong resident of the area. He was the owner/operator of South Gate BP for 30 years and a member of the Church of Christ. His hobbies were working, hunting, fishing, football and running the station.
 Edward was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley P. Braxton.
 Survivors include his daughters, Melody Braxton of Lake Wales and Charity Braxton of Lake Wales; sisters, Elaine Spurlack of Auburndale, Elizabeth Eledge of Auburndale, Mary Branch of Clermont, Betty Anglin of Bartow and Shirley Durham of Alabama; brothers, Leon Braxton of Bartow and Aldridge Braxton of Ocala; and one grandson, Clinton Acreman of Lake Wales.    
 Visitation was held until the funeral service on, Saturday, September 3, 2011 at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales with Rev. John Cannon officiating.  Interment will follow at the Lake Wales Cemetery. ( June 20, 1948 – August 31, 2011 )
 JOHN FRANKLIN WINGER, 88 -
 The loyal and loving husband, father, and grandfather entered peacefully into eternal rest from heart failure on February 29, 2012. John was a native Floridian from Haines City, Florida being born December 13, 1923. He attended Haines City's public schools graduating from Haines City High School. Following his graduation from high school he joined the Marines. He returned home in 1946, attended and was graduated from Stetson University where he played football and earned his degree in Management and Finance. 
 John was a wonderful family man. He provided a fine example and faithfully served as an ordained elder, Sunday school and Bible study teacher for the First Presbyterian Church in Haines City. John served his community as a
Rotarian member and past President. Some of John's fondest pastimes were spent engaging or spectating as a sports enthusiast. He was passionate about his golf game, he enjoyed playing tennis, but loved all sports in general! John will be remembered by those who knew him and loved him, for his devoted and consistent love of family and friends, and his dependable and predictable service toward God and others.
 John is survived by his wife, of 59 years, Nancy Pettit Smith Winger. He is also survived by one brother, Jacob Melville Winger of Tyler, Texas; two daughters, Rosemary Watts, and Rachel Unser, as well as one son, Lisle Winger. John has eight grandchildren, they are Jacob and Nicholas Winger, Jane Elizabeth, John Carlisle, and Joshua Watts, and John Charles, Nancy Rose, and Anna Catherine Unser.  A celebration of Life service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church at  Thursday, March 8th. The family will receive friends in visitation at Oak Ridge Funeral Care on Wednesday. - Ledger, March 4, 2012
FRED WALTER - 63 -  Fred PASSED AWAY MONDAY MORNING
Fred T. Walter, a resident of Haines City since 1918, passed away at his home Monday morning, December 23, following a long illness. Mr. Walter was born June 16, 1894, at Winter Haven where he lived until he moved to Haines City. Prior to his illness, he was a plumber and a plumbing contractor. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Navy overseas.
He was a member of Yale Yarnell Post, American Legion.
 Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Wanda J. Walter; one daughter, Mrs. Dora Brandt of Jacksonville; two sisters, Mrs. W.A. Snyder and Mrs. Homer Brown, both of Fort Lauderdale; and one granddaughter.
 Services were held Tuesday, December 24, at the Dave Lane Funeral Home, with The Rev. J. Alvin Inman, pastor of the First Baptist Church officiating.
>Interment was in Forest Hill Cemetery. The Dave Lane Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
(Haines City Herald, Thursday, December 26, 1957)
>OLLIE MAE MASSEY – 96 - Homemaker
HAINES CITY - Ollie Mae Massey, 96, of Haines City, FL went home to be with the Lord on October 14, 2012, due to natural causes. She was born on October 8, 1916 in Douglas, GA, and moved to the Haines City area in 1933. Ollie Mae was a homemaker and spent her lifetime involved with the citrus industry in Polk county. She was a member of the First Assembly of God in Haines City and a founding member of Faith Temple Assembly of God in Haines City, as well as served as a Sunday School Teacher at both churches. Ollie Mae was a woman devoted to her family, to her church and to children in general. She was considered by those who knew her as a mother to many. Among her interests were a love of gardening, fishing and reading. She also was an exceptional cook who always wanted to give others pleasure with her meals, and an accomplished seamstress. She was a life-long student of the Bible.
She is predeceased by her husband, Earl M. Massey; her son, Gary Earl Massey; and granddaughter, Karen R. Massey.
Ollie Mae is survived by her daughter-in-law, Paula Massey of Asheville, NC; grandchildren Mark (Pamella) Massey of Orlando, FL, LeAnn (James) Massey-Bound of Asheville, NC; great grandchildren, Amber & Thomas Massey, Jack & Rell Bound and siblings, Virgil Sears, Jr. and Eli Sears.
A visitation will be Friday, 10/19/12  until the funeral at 3:00 PM at Oak Ridge Funeral Care, Haines City.

(Ledger, Oct. 17, 2012 )
>Mr. MONROE L. ALDERMAN – 69 - Fleetwood Homes
HAINES CITY -- Mr. Monroe L.  Alderman of Haines City died of respiratory failure Sunday (Aug. 31, 2003) in Winter Park. He was born Feb. 6, 1934, in Winter Park, he was a lifelong resident of Haines City. He was a maintenance worker for Fleetwood Homes, Auburndale. He was a Baptist.
 Mr. Alderman is survived by his mother, Daisy P. Alderman, Haines City; daughters, Angela Bodolay, Lakeland, and Brittany Alderman, Georgia; sons, Chris Alderman and John Alderman, both of Winter Haven, and Monroe Alderman Jr., Haines City; sister, Peggy Duncan, Haines City; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Oak Ridge Funeral Care, Haines City.
 Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Oak Ridge Funeral Care. (
Sept. 3, 2003-B-3 )

>MR. CALVIN ADDISON – 82 - Farmer & Cattle Rancher - father of Ronald Calvin Addison -
DAVENPORT -- Mr. Calvin Addison of Davenport died of heart failure Tuesday (Dec. 17, 2002) in Kissimmee. He was born in Colquitt, Ga., on Sept. 24, 1920, he came to Haines City from there in 1929. He was a farmer and cattle rancher. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion. He was a member of the Winter Haven Moose Lodge.
 Mr. Addison was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Pearl Addison. >He is survived by his son, Ronnie Addison, Haines City, and daughter, Vivian Lang, Cape Canaveral. > Visitation will be this evening at Oak Ridge Funeral Care, 1001 Grace Ave., Haines City. Graveside services will be Friday at Forest Hill Cemetery.- Ledger, Dec. 19, 2002
>CARL PERIN BOOZER – 83 - Citrus Grower
HAINES CITY - Carl Perin Boozer, 83, of Haines City, Fl. died July 9, 2008 of heart failure. He was born October 16, 1924 in Prosperity, South Carolina. He moved to Florida with his parents when he was 1 year old.
 He was predeceased by his parents Earl Otis Boozer, Sr. and Annie Mae Gibson Boozer, and his brother Earl O. Boozer, Jr.
 He is survived by his wife Mary Lee Boozer of sixty one years and his children Sharon Lee Boozer Garrett (David) and Carl Stanley Boozer (Anita).
 He graduated from Winter Haven High School. He attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he received pre-Cadet training for duty with the Army Air Corps. He was commissioned June 27, 1944 in Marianna, Fl. and served 15 months in the European theatre with the 354th Pioneer Fighter Group. He was a P-51 Mustang pilot and was awarded the air medal for meritorious service in combat flight. He was attached to Patton's 3rd Army and flew fighter cover for the ground forces. He was in service for 3 1/2 years.
After the war he opened a business called Boozer's Service & Equipment with his father. The business sold irrigation equipment and Minneapolis Moline tractors. He was also a citrus grower.
 In his early years in Winter Haven he was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Winter Haven. He moved to Haines City in 1948. He later became a member of St. Marks Episcopal Church in Haines City. He was a charter member and director of the Rotary Club of Winter Haven North.
 A gathering of friends will be Monday at Oak Ridge Funeral Care, Haines City.
The graveside service will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Forest Hill Cemetery, Haines City. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Avenue, Auburndale, Florida 33823. Condolences to family: www.oakridgefuneralcare.com . -Ledger on July 13, 2008
>CARL E. BOOZER, Sr. – 71 - Ledger,Sat. May 11, 2013
HAINES CITY - Carl E. Boozer, Sr., 71, of Haines City, FL went home to be with the Lord on Wed. May 8, 2013 due to complications from congestive heart failure.
 He was predeceased by his mother, Edith Fuller, stepfather, Ronald Fuller, father, Carl Boozer, 2 sisters and grandparents.
Carl was born on September 13, 1941 in Bartow, FL and he is survived by his wife, Gena Boozer; children, Eddie and Cindy Boozer, Marcine Boozer, Scott Boozer; step daughter, Tiffany and Matt Fairchild. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Scott Boozer, Amber Laferrara, Joshua Boozer, Amanda Shivers, Eric Ashley, Dustin Tyler, Stephanie Boozer and Brian Fairchild as well as 13 great grandchildren. Services will be Sunday, May 12, 2013, at Baptist Temple of Dundee, 206 Center Street Dundee, FL 33838. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Baptist Temple of Dundee Building Fund, PO Box 937, Dundee, FL 33838 per his request. Condolences may be made to:
www.oakridgefuneralcare.com – 
>PAULINE WILLIAMS CREWS - 61 - Polk Co. School Board Retired
LAKELAND - Mrs. Pauline "PeeWee" Williams Crews passed away on July 23, 2013 of respiratory failure. She attended pre and post schools in Polk County where she graduated from Haines City High School in 1973. She immediately was employed by the Polk County School System after graduation where she worked as a Custodian and Cafeteria Worker until her retirement in 2002.
 Her memory shall forever live on in the hearts of those she touched, her parents, Howard, Sr. & Louise Williams of Haines City, FL, a loving companion, Curtis Turner of Haines City, FL, son, Norvell Williams of Suitland, MD, daughter, Belinda Williams of Jackson, TN, three sisters, Grace Wade Donald of Suitland, MD, Trilla Goode Henry of Laurel, MD, Jamila Williams KD of Arlington, VA, four brothers Howard Williams, Jr. Starit , Robert Williams, Andrew Williams Sonji and James Williams May all of Haines City, FL, seven grandchildren, Derville Williams, Jordan Martin, Dijon Lampley, Tamecia Dozier, Kieria Williams, Nakita Williams and Avyionce Williams and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, great aunt, uncles and very good friends who loved her dearly.
 Visitation will be held on Friday Aug. 2, 2013 and her Celebration of Life on Saturday Aug. 3, 2013 at St. Mary Primitive Baptist Church 2855 Orchid Dr., Haines City, FL. Services Entrusted to Coney Funeral Home. – Ledger, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013
>LEONTINE LAVEN WATTS – 82 - General Telephone Co.
HAINES CITY - Leontine Laven Watts, 82, joined her Lord in eternal peace on September 30, 2012, due to complications of diabetes. She was born on February 22, 1930 to Charles and Dova Redlinger. A graduate of Lakeland High School, Lee attended Polk Community College and was employed by General Telephone Company for 27 years, eventually retiring into marriage with the love of her life, James "Sunny" Watts. During their 32 years of marriage Lee and Sunny became active in the Florida Hi-Lofers, serving as chaplains of this organization for four years, traveling through the US, including Alaska and Canada. The Watts loved to sing Gospel music and provided music for the enjoyment of fellow campers wherever they stayed with their popular brand of duet music.
Mrs. Watts is preceded in death by her son, Doug Denham.
She survived by her husband, James "Sunny" Watts, her children, Dennis Denham and Tom and Julie Gunter, both of Lakeland. She is also survived by her two brothers, Richard Redlinger and Eugene Redlinger, both of Jacksonville, along with sisters, Kathy Proctor of Washington and Marianne Mehaffey of North Carolina, her step children, Karen and Drew Murphy, Jim and Debbie Watts, Bill and Nicki Watts, all of Haines City, Evelyn Cloninger of Oviedo. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. She also has a devoted miniature dachshund, Lisa. A visitation will be Thursday, 10/4/12 ,with the funeral to follow at 11 am at Oak Ridge Funeral Care, Haines City, FL. – Ledger, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012
>HAYMAN, Ruth Elizabeth Wilkerson/ Wiggins - 73 - Hayman Insurance Agency
Haines City - Mrs. Ruth Wilkerson Hayman of Haines City died Wednesday Nov. 9, 1994 in Winter Haven. Ruth was born, Dec. 30, 1920 and was a lifelong resident of the area. She owned Hayman Insurance Agency of Haines City and was a 1938 graduate of Auburndale High School. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Haines City.
 Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Clyde Veryl Hayman and son Doug Wiggins.
 Ruth is survived by her daughter, Barbara Ann Smith of Lake Alfred; sisters Hazel Wilkerson of Haines City and Sophia Richardson of Jacksonville, Fl. and 6 grandchildren.
 Memorial services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church in Haines City. Lane-Holt Funeral Home of Haines City.
>>>Notes: Burial for Ruth was in Forest Hill Cemetery in Haines City.
>RONALD CALVIN ADDISON -  65 - Calvin Addison & Son - son of Calvin Addison -
HAINES CITY - Ronald Calvin Addison, age 65, of Haines City died at 3:15 at Shands Hospital in Gainesville on February 10, 2008 of a stroke. Born on August 8, 1942 in Kissimmee, Florida, he was a watermelon farmer and the owner and operator of Calvin Addison and Son. He was a member of the Central Florida Air and Power Boat Association.
Ronnie was truly devoted to his Church and family. He loved to see things grow and was a successful farmer for many years, but what he took the most pride in was his family. He enjoyed teaching his grandchildren the love and respect of nature. He spent many hours in the woods and on the water teaching in a way that only Paw Paw could teach.
 Preceded in death by his parents Calvin and Lucy Pearl Addison,
 survivors include wife Kathrine of Haines City; sons David and his wife Missy of Davenport and Tommy and his wife Judy of Haines City; grandchildren Brent Addison and his wife Susan of Fort Myers, Thomas and Dalton Addison of Haines City; as well as a great-grandchild MacKenzie Addison.
 Visitation will be Thursday, February 14, 2008 at Stillwater Christian Life Center. Funeral services will follow at 3pm at the Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Stillwater Christian Life Center Building Fund, P.O. Box 368, Haines City. - Ledger, Feb. 13, 2008
>SARA A. BARBER BIERCE -  65 -
 HAINES CITY - Sara A. Barber Bierce, 65, passed away on Monday (September 9th 2013) at her home in Haines City, FL after a courageous five year battle with cancer. She was born on December 29th, 1947 in Alturas, Florida, daughter of Harvey and Doretha Barber. Sara attended Alturas Elementary, Bartow Junior High, and graduated from Summerlin Academy in Bartow, Florida with the class of 1965.
 She had a family and raised two sons in Lakeland. In 1979, she became the first female outside sales person employed by Mutual Wholesale Company in Lakeland. She became a successful real estate agent in the Lakeland area during the early eighties. Sara went on to have a long, successful career in the healthcare industry. She graduated from Florida Hospital school of practical nursing. She graduated from the University of the State of New York as a registered nurse. She received a B.S. in Health Care Administration from Trinity College. She was director of nursing at Spring Lake nursing home and also Director of Nursing at Palm Garden Nursing Home both in Winter Haven, Florida. Sara became National Director of Nursing Services for Mariner Nursing homes and oversaw 350 nursing homes. Sara enjoyed trips with her husband in their travel trailer. She loved the outdoors. They visited many parks and campsites around the state.
  Her ashes will be scattered at one of her favorite spots under a big Oak.
 She is survived by her husband James Bierce, one sister, three brothers and two sons, Mike and Scott Grace. She is also survived by five grandchildren. We miss you, Mom. - Ledger, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013
>WILSON A. "RED" ALFORD -  72 - W.A. Alford Harvesting
HAINES CITY - Wilson A. "Red" Alford, of Haines City, FL, died January 12, 2008, at his residence due to cancer.
He was born August 15, 1935 in Opp, Alabama, and moved to Haines City from Opp when he was 15. Red owned and operated W.A. Alford Harvesting, Inc. and he was of the Baptist faith. Red really loved to fish and spend time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, of 53 years, Geraldine Alford; daughter, Patricia Alford of Haines City; grandson, Michael Towns and his wife Stacey M. of Haines City; great grandson, Austin Michael Towns of Haines City; sister, Hazel Dawson of Haines City; brothers, James Alford of Auburndale, FL, Archie Alford of Long View, TX, and Dempsey Alford of Port Orange, FL.
Visitation will be Tuesday Jan. 15, 2008 at Oak Ridge Funeral Care, Haines City. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008 at Still Water Christian Life Center. The family has asked that memorials may be made to American Cancer Society 809 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL 33801. –
Ledger, Jan. 14, 2008
>GERALDINE "Jerry" ALFORD -  74 -  Secretary
HAINES CITY - Geraldine "Jerry" Alford, 74 of Haines City, FL, died April 16, 2009, in Winter Haven, FL due to heart failure. Jerry was born on July 22, 1934 in Davenport, FL and has been a lifelong resident of the area. She worked with her husband "Red" as a secretary in their family business, W.A. Alford Harvesting, Inc., she was of the Baptist faith and she enjoyed being at work.
Jerry is predeceased by her husband, Wilson A. "Red" Alford and is survived by her daughter, Patricia Alford of Haines City; grandson, Michael (Stacey M.) Towns of Haines City; great grandson, Austin Michael Towns of Haines City; and a sister, Shirley Edge of Jesup, GA. Visitation will be Sunday, April, 19, 2009 at Oak Ridge Funeral Care, Haines City. Funeral services will be Monday, 4/20/09 at 2 p.m. at Still Water Christian Life Center, Haines City. –Ledger,April 18, 2009
>LUCILLE P. TINER PARIS – 102 -
HAINES CITY - Lucille Tiner Paris, passed away in Haines City, Florida on January 27th, 2014 of natural causes. She was born Lucille Pope in Colquitt, Georgia on August 19th, 1911.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, John H. Tiner and her second husband, James Paris and by her sons, Lewis Tiner, Richard Tiner and Roy Tiner.
She is survived by her grandsons: Larry Tiner, Steve Tiner, Brian Tiner, David Tiner and Jason Tiner, along with many grandchildren, great- grandchildren and great-great grandchildren who all knew her as "Granny" and dearly loved her. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law, Jo Hilda Tiner and step children, Howard Paris, Barbara Cook and Charlotte Tullock.
Lucille was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend who will be remembered for her resilience and zest for life. She was an avid painter and enjoyed traveling as well as spending summers in western North Carolina. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Forest Hill Cemetery in Haines City. Memorial donations may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice of Auburndale or NorthRidge Church of Haines City.Oak Hill Funeral Care – Ledger, Thurs. Jan.30, 2014
>JEAN B. COOK – 82 - Scale Operator for Cutrale Citrus Juices
AUBURNDALE- Jean B. Cook, passed away Friday, March 28, 2014 due to congestive heart failure. She was born May 18, 1931 in Haines City, the daughter of Volney Thomas Brothers and Lulabelle (Dickson) Brothers. She was a member of Lena Vista Baptist Church. She was a Scale Operator for Cutrale Citrus Juices.
 In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by her husband William in 1989.
 She is survived by her sons; Don Aaron (Jenell), and Dale Aaron (Debbie), daughters; Debi Bolin (Dale), Terry Lynn Morton (Kelly) and Lori Usery, stepdaughter; Sherry Wright (James), brother Floyd Brothers (Janice), sister Barbara Nelms, 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.  Visitation is Tuesday with funeral services at 2pm, both at Ott-Laughlin at Glen Abbey. – Ledger, March 30, 2014
>RAY KEEN – 68 -  Keen's Sales and Rental
HAINES CITY -- Mr. Ray Keen of Haines City died of heart failure Monday (March 10, 2003) in Winter Haven. He was born in Haines City on Feb. 23, 1935, he was a lifelong resident of Polk County. He was the owner and operator of Keen's Sales and Rental Corp. and Keen's Utility Corp. He was a member of Woodmen of the World. He was a Primitive Baptist.
 Mr. Keen is survived by his wife, Earlene Keen; daughters, Mindy K. Dunnahoe, Shelly Keen Kiker, Blake Keen Kimbrel, all of Haines City; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday at Oak Ridge Funeral Care, 1001 Grace Ave., Haines City. Services will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery, Haines City. – Ledger, March 12, 2003
>NATHANIEL WHITFIELD, Jr. – 81 – Retired, Polk County Fertilizer Co
HAINES CITY -- Mr. Nathaniel Whitfield Jr. was known for his generous spirit and was called "Candy Man" because he always had candy, cookies and nuts for children.The retired supervisor of Polk County Fertilizer Co. died Saturday (March 1, 2003) of injuries sustained in an auto accident. "He loved giving things to children -- he loved giving. He was a very generous person," said his niece, Bonita North of Miami. Born in Thomasville, Ga., on Oct. 25, 1921, he came to Haines City 77 years ago. He served in the Army during World War II, returning to Polk County after the war. His more than 50-year career with Polk County Fertilizer Co. began as a truck driver, and over the years he worked up to a supervisory position that he held upon retirement.  Mr. Whitfield was an avid gardener and he also enjoyed fishing, often sharing his catch with the neighbors."He grew all kinds of vegetables. He enjoyed doing that," North said. "Whatever he planted grew pretty well."He was a member of the American Legion. He was a member of the school band and a football booster. He was a member of New Emanuel Baptist Church, where he was treasurer and a board member.
 Mr. Whitfield is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Sarah Whitfield; several children; a host of grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday at Holmes Funeral Home, 601 W. Johnson Ave., Haines City. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Greater St. Mark AME Church, 826 N. Eighth St., Haines City. – Ledger, March 6, 2003
>LILLIE MAE WHITFIELD – 70 – Polk County School Board
HAINES CITY -- Mrs. Lillie Mae Whitfield assumed a motherly role to countless children over the years as senior custodian for the Polk County School Board."If she caught somebody doing something wrong, she would always call them to the side and correct them, sort of like a mother. She would always kind of be like a watchperson for the kids," said her son, Elvin Whitfield Jr. of Haines City."One thing about her, every time I saw her, I never saw her frowning. She was always giving encouraging words and always smiling. She seemed like a real happy-go-lucky person.
"The retired senior custodian for Loughman Oaks Elementary School died of cancer Aug. 17, 2005, at Kindred Hospital in Tampa.
 The lifelong Haines City resident was born June 11, 1935. She attended Polk Community College. Her career with the Polk County School Board began in the cafeteria at Oakland High School, which she graduated from. She later worked for Bethune Academy for many years before becoming senior custodian at Loughman Oaks Elementary, from which she retired in March."She was always willing to lend a helping hand and a word of encouragement whenever possible," her son said. "My family has always extended outside the family and tried to help families in the community."Mrs. Whitfield, who had a passion for playing the piano, thought that it was a God-sent talent and would tell her son, "I'm not the best, but I just love to bang on the piano."She was a charter member of New Mount Zion M.B. Church, where she was a pianist.
 Mrs. Whitfield was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Elvin Whitfield, in 1998. > In addition to her son, she is survived by another son, Jarvis Whitfield, Haines City; daughter, Katrina Hollis, Miami; sister, Claretha Randall, Haines City; five grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday at Holmes Funeral Home, 601 Claude Holmes Sr. Ave., Haines City. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Parkview Christian Center, 3520 Baker Dairy Road, Haines City. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. – Ledger, Aug. 25, 2005.
>BETTY WIGGINS – 85 -
HAINES CITY -- Mrs. Betty Wiggins of Haines City died of pneumonia Wednesday (Dec. 15, 2004) in Davenport. She was born in Ambrose, Ga., on Feb. 25, 1919, she came to Haines City from Brunswick, Ga., in 1949. She was a sales clerk for the Orange Ring in Haines City for more than 20 years. She was a member of Landmark Baptist Church in Haines City.
 Mrs. Wiggins was preceded in death by her husband, Julius M. Wiggins. >She is survived by her son, Gene E. Wiggins, Winter Haven; daughters, Bobbie Carter, Haines City, Ann Sebert, Carolyn Fowler, both of Orlando; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 this evening at Oak Ridge Funeral Care, 1001 Grace Ave., Haines City. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Landmark Baptist Church in Haines City. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Haines City. – Ledger, Dec. 17, 2004
>VERA L. CAUSEY – 87 -  J.W. Causey Harvesting
HAINES CITY -- Mrs. Vera L. Causey of Haines City died of heart failure Monday (June 9, 2003) in Haines City. She was 87.Born in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, on Aug. 17, 1915, she came to Haines City from Canada in the 1920 s. She was a bookkeeper for her husband's company, J.W. Causey Harvesting in Haines City. She was also a homemaker. She was a member of Eastside Baptist Church in Haines City. >Mrs. Causey was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace Causey. > She is survived by her son, Robert A. Causey; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Oak Ridge Funeral Care, 1001 Grace Ave., Haines City. Services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Haines City. – Ledger, June 10, 2003
>ARCIE CAUSEY – 91 -  Homemaker
HAINES CITY -- Mrs. Arcie Causey of Haines City died of heart failure Sunday (Jan. 2, 2005) in Winter Haven. She was born in Arcadia on Jan. 14, 1912, she came to Haines City from Zolfo Springs in 1923. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Haines City. She was a member of Calvary Assembly of God in Haines City.
Mrs. Causey was preceded in death by her husband, W.D. Bill Causey. >She is survived by her son, David L. Causey, Haines City; daughters, Bonnie B. Irby, Lakeland, Harriet L. McNair, Ashburn, Ga., Linda K. Nettles, Houston, Sharon E. Black, Auburndale; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 this evening at Oak Ridge Funeral Care, 1001 Grace Ave., Haines City. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Haines City. – Ledger, Jan. 4, 2005


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