MULBERRY, Polk Co., Fl.
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>MARY FRANCES "FRANKIE" WIGGINS - 86 – Homemaker - w/o V. J. Wiggins
MULBERRY - Mary Frances "Frankie" Wiggins, passed away March 17, 2014 at Highland Lake Center of heart failure. Frankie was born in Medulla on November 15, 1927 to John Henry & Edith (Wetherington) Rooks. Frankie moved to Mulberry ten years ago from Medulla. Frankie was a homemaker, devoted wife, mother and grandmother and a member of Scott Lake Baptist Church. Frankie is preceded in death by her husband V.J. Wiggins, Jr.   >She is survived by her daughter June (Ken) Johnson, her sons Jack (Cheryl) Wiggins, Fred (Alice) Wiggins and Tommy (Tammy) Wiggins, 11 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Visitation will be held Thursday March 20, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at Scott Lake Baptist Church-5811 Scott Lake Rd., Lakeland, Fl. 33813. Funeral services will be Friday March 21, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Scott Lake Baptist Church. Condolences may be sent to the family @seiglerfuneralhome. net. Arrangements entrusted to Seigler Funeral Home-Mulberry. – Ledger, March 19 – 20, 2014
>V. J. WIGGINS - 81 - Mobile Mining & Minerals - h/o- Mary F. Wiggins  - Ledger, Nov. 8, 2007
PERRY - Mr. V.J. Wiggins, died Nov. 5, 2007 at home of heart failure. Mr. Wiggins was born April 2, 1926 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  He lived in Medulla most of his life before moving to Perry, FL., 3 years ago. He worked for Mobile Mining & Minerals and its predecessors, retiring as a supervisor at the age of 55 to see the country. He was a member of Scott Lake Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Naval Air Corps in W.W. II.  > He is survived by his wife Frankie Wiggins, children June Johnson, Jack Wiggins, Fred Wiggins, Tommy Wiggins, all of Lakeland, FL., sisters Jackie Scott, Lakeland, FL., Nancy Khan, Tampa, FL.; 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Visitation will be Thurs., Nov. 8, 2007 at Scott Lake Baptist Church, 5811 Scott Lake Rd., Lakeland, FL. Funeral services will be held Fri., Nov. 9, 2007 at 2 p.m. at Scott Lake Baptist Church. Arrangements entrusted to Seigler Funeral Home, Mulberry. 
>ALPHONSO GRIFFIN - 73 -  Mosaic Operator   Ledger, March 29, 2012
MULBERRY - Mr. Alphonso Griffin, of Mulberry, FL, died of heart failure Tuesday (March 20, 2012) in Lakeland. He was born in Bartow on Jan. 10, 1939. He was a retired operator for Mosaic, and a member of St. Paul M.B. Church. > Mr. Griffin is survived by his wife Irene Griffin, Mulberry; 3 daughters: Jada Griffin, West Palm Beach, FL, Arletha Berry (Marvin), Memphis, TN, Vicki Griffin, Lakeland; 2 sons Alphonso A. Griffin (Barbra), Atlanta, GA, Quentin Griffin (Deshon), Lakeland; 10 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren. Visitation Friday, at Mt. Olive, Bradley. Service 1 pm Sat. at St. Paul M.B. Church, Pierce. Williams Funeral Home, Bartow. 
>ESTELLE MORGAN – B: Oct. 25, 1868 – D: Feb. 1, 1937
Mulberry, Feb. 1, 1937 – ( Special ) – Funeral services for Mrs. Estelle Morgan, who died at the home of a daughter at Nichols early today,  and interment will be  will be held at Fitzgerald Cemetery, Medulla, tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 , Rev. A. W. Mathis of Tampa will conduct the funeral. A.M. Seigler, Mulberry, has charge of arrangements. Mrs. Morgan, who was born in Polk County on Oct. 25, 1868, had resided in Polk County all her life. She was a member of the First Baptist Church here and was a woman of find qualities. >Survivors are 2 daughters. Mrs. Fred Acree, Lakeland, and Mrs. Lester Harris, Nichols; 3 sons, Claude and Robert Morgan, Lakeland and Don Morgan, Dexter, O. – Ledger Star Telegram, Feb. 1, 1937
>DONALD WAYNE ALDERMAN - 82 - 1936 - 2019 -   Ledger, Tuesday, Oct.1, 2019 
MULBERRY - Donald Wayne Alderman passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from Parkinson's Disease, surrounded by family. He was born December 4, 1936 in Nichols, FL, to Jessie & Dorothy (Irby) Alderman. Wayne was raised by his dad and Charlie & Lessie (Alderman) Dillard in Chicora. Uncle Charlie was highly spoke of and respected by Wayne throughout his life.  Wayne went to school in Pinecrest (Strawberry School) and played Baseball and Football for the Pinecrest Pilots. He was so determined in performing well on the football team that he would come home every day and run 2 miles out from home and 2 miles back to strengthen his legs and increase his speed.  This paid off and Wayne became running back/full back on the football team with numerous newspapers' write ups describing his efforts in scoring. This type of inner drive was noted by Vanderbilt University with offers for college. Unfortunately, Uncle Charlie passed away suddenly and Wayne decided it was better to go to work in the phosphate industry to help his family out. Wayne graduated school in 1956, was married to the love of his life, Barbara Young in 1958 and then drafted into the U.S. Army in 1959. The Army trained Wayne in various areas but he exceeded the most in fire arm training, specifically 90 M.M. Tank Guns at which he was a proficient marksman, earning several awards.   Wayne was Honorably Discharged in 1962, came back to Chicora and went back to work in the phosphate industry for the next 36 years. He was an avid Quail and Deer hunter, hunting with his best friends Ernie Hall and Dale Wilkerson either locally, in the Everglades or Georgia.  >Wayne is preceded in death by his wife, Barbara 'Bobbie' Alderman with 59 years of marriage, both who were members of the Faith Assembly of God, Bowling Green, Florida and brothers, Donnie Alderman, Horace Alderman and sister, Deloreese.
 >Wayne is survived by his loving family: daughter Arlene (Mark) Barnes, son Kenneth (Dru) Alderman, grandchildren, Darryl (Ashlee) Alderman, Mandy (Theron) Bartlett and the sparkle in his eye, great grandson Colton Wayne Bartlett. Wayne is also survived by his brothers, Neal Dillard, Norman (Nita) Alderman, Harvey Alderman, Julius 'JD' (Alene) Alderman and Melvin Alderman.  A very special thanks goes to Louie Rodriguez, who came into our lives at the right place and right time; The Good Shepherd Hospice 'Poppy Team' Krista and Brianne for their diligent assistance and the continuous care nurses Shannon, Bill, Krystal and Rafael. Services will be held on October 3, 2019 at Seigler Funeral Home, Mulberry. Visitation will be 1:00; Service at 2:00 in interment at Bethlehem Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Bethlehem Memorial Cemetery, Inc., P.O. Box 78, Bradley, Fla, 33835. 
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