POLK CITY
Obits - 2 -
Polk County, Florida
Most are from Green Pond Cemetery
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>GRIMES, James Lewis - 70 - Retired Grove Rance Foreman -( Ledger, Wed., Sept. 25, 2002 )
Polk City- Mr. James Lewis Grimes of Polk City died of cancer Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002 at home. He was born in Lakeland on July 20, 1932 and was a lifelong resident of Polk County. He was a retired grove ranch foreman and a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and a member of the Green Pond Baptist Church in Polk City.
 Mr. Grimes is survived by his wife of 50 years, Barbara Grimes, sons, Robert Lee Grimes of Lacoochee, Gregory Mitchell Grimes and Jessie Dale Grimes both of Polk City, Randy Leonard Grimes of Waterboro, S.C. and James Allen Grimes of Lakeland; daughter Gloria Beatrice Stalnmaker of Madison; mother, Gracie Brown Grimes Deeson Renard Lakeland, brother, Charles Grimes of Polk City, 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
 Visitation will be Thursdy at Kersey Funeral Home 108 E. Lake Stella Drive, Auburndale. Services will be Friday at Green Pond Baptist Church, Polk City. - In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Ave. Auburndale, Fl. 33823.
>WILLIAM A. "BERRY" ROBERTS - 95 - Golf Course Superintendent/Rancher
WIMAUMA - Mr. William A. "Berry" Roberts, died of natural causes Thursday (Aug. 13, 2009). Born in Rockridge, FL., on March 24, 1914, he moved to Wimauma in 1943. He ran 3C's Ranch from 1943 to 1946, then Palmore Ranch from 1946 to 1960. Mr. Roberts was a golf course superintendent from 1960 until his retirement in 1987. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Wimauma.
 Mr. Roberts is survived by his daughters Beverly Hall, Riverview, FL., Mary Skipper, Polk City, Margaret Whatley, New Ipswitch, N.H.; son William "Bill" A. Roberts, Jr., Odum, GA.; 13 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 10 great great grandchildren. Visitation will be  Monday Aug. 17, 2009, at Lanier Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will be Tuesday Aug. 18, 2009, at Green Pond Cemetery. - Ledger, Aug. 16, 2009
>KATHERINE MARIE SWALLOWS – 66 - Listed burial Green Pond
POLK CITY -- Mrs. Katherine Marie Swallows of Polk City died of cardiomyopathy Saturday (Aug. 31, 2002) at her home. Born in Polk City on Feb. 17, 1936, she was a lifelong resident. She was an assistant in the health care industry. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Polk City.
 Mrs. Swallows is survived by her son, Coy Roberts, Haines City; daughters, Marie Bigsby, Lana Swallows and Emma Lee Roberts, all of Polk City; stepson, Bobby Swallows Jr., Polk City; sisters, Lura Knowles, Lakeland; and Louise Smith, Polk City; and ex-husband, Bobby Swallows Sr., Polk City. Kersey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements – Ledger, Sept. 3, 2002
>HENRY HERBERT MEEKS – 70 -  Heavy Equipment Operator
AUBURNDALE -- Mr. Henry Herbert Meeks of Auburndale died of congestive heart failure Sunday (Jan. 8, 2006) at Winter Haven Hospital. Born in Lakeland on June 8, 1935, he moved to Auburndale from Polk City 19 years ago. He worked as a heavy equipment operator. He attended Green Pond Baptist Church, Polk City.
 Mr. Meeks is survived by his wife, Barbara LaNell Meeks; sons, Wayne Meeks, Lakeland, Tim Jordan, Daytona Beach; daughter, Tammy Kemp, Nassau, Bahamas; sister, Kathryn Finn, Lakeland; brothers, Thomas L. Meeks, Polk City, Richard D. Meeks, Sarasota; six grandchildren; and several great-grand-children. Visitation will be Wednesday at the Green Pond Baptist Church. Services will follow at the church. Kersey Funeral Home, Auburndale. – Ledger, Jan.9, 2006
>LOUISE AGNES KNOWLES SMITH – 78 -
FORT McCOY - Louise Agnes Knowles Smith, age 78, of Fort McCoy, Florida died Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 9:59 A.M. at VFW Retirement Home, Fort McCoy from heart failure.  She was born April 27, 1930 to the parents of Daniel Ira & Estelle V. Roberts Knowles in Loughman, Florida. She resided and worked most of her life in Central Florida. She is a Past City Manager of Polk City, former restaurant owner and well known as an excellent cook and was a self-employed Bookkeeper. She is of the Baptist faith. She was a member of The Lions Club of Polk City and also VFW-Ladies Auxiliary.
 She is survived by her husband, Harmon Smith of Fort McCoy, FL; 3 sons John Adams of Polk City, Daniel Adams of Dover, FL, Darryl Smith of Polk City; 1 daughter, Vivian Adams Walker of Polk City, FL; 1 step-son, H.L. Smith, Jr. of Baton Rouge, LA; 2 step-daughters Patricia Casey of Denham Springs, LA, Virginia Smith of Walker, LA; 4 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and 1 sister, Lura Knowles of Lakeland, FL.
 She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sons Warren James Adams, David Smith; 1 daughter, Susan Smith; 1 brother, James Knowles and 1 sister, Kathryn Swallows.

 Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 28, 2008, at Kersey Funeral Home, 108 East Lake Stella Dr., Auburndale. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 29, 2008, at Kersey Funeral Home with the Reverend Rubin Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Green Pond Cemetery, Polk City.
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Ledger, May 28, 2008 - Note- I found mention of a marriage to Robert Warren Adams on 06/07/1947 in Polk Co. 
>J. L. KNOWLES – 55 – Farmer – Ledger, Thursday, March 16, 1922
J. L. Knowles of Enid, Fla. passed away Wednesday morning at 11:00 at Morrell Hospital ( in Lakeland ) following a serious operation he underwent Tuesday. > Mr. Knowles was in his 55 year and was well known as a progressive farmer of the Enid section, having come to Florida over 25 years ago from Georgia. He was held in high esteem by all who knew him and his death will come as a shock to his many friends throughout the state.
 The deceased is survived by his devoted wife, 2 daughters, Mrs. Mitchell Bridges of Loughman, Miss Pencheiter Knowles of Enid and 2 sons, Oliver Knowles and Charles Knowles of Green Pond. The funeral services will take place at Green Pond this morning at 10:00. - ( article did not mention name of wife ) - J. L. is John Lewis - Listed burial is Green Pond.
>DANIEL KNOWLES – ( Ledger, Friday, Sept. 26, 1952 )
The newspaper this came from was in very bad condition- Almost the entire year of 1952 micro film was bad. Doing my best – ( Green Pond is spelled as one word Greenpond in this obit ) - Peggy
 Auburndale- Daniel Ira Knowles ( can not read age- looks like 47 ) resident of Polk City died yesterday at Bartow Hospital after a long illness. He was a native of Polk County and attended Green Pond Baptist Church of Polk City and was a citrus grove worker.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Estelle Knowles ( looks like Estelle ) of Polk City, 3 daughters, Mrs. Louise (Last name a big blur) of Tampa, Katherine and Lara Knowles of Polk City; 4 sisters, Mrs. Ruth Whidden of Polk City, Mrs. Frances Passmore of Tampa, Mrs. Sue Johnson and Mrs. Eleanor Granger> (Looks like Granger) of Auburndale; 5 brothers, Allen of Dundee, Fred, Henry & Morgan of Polk City and Horace of MacC??? and 3 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Sat. afternoon from the Green Pond Baptist Church of Polk City with the Rev. Jim Ellis pastor officiating. Internment will be Green Pond Cemetery. Arrangements by Kersey Funeral Home of Auburndale.
>MRS KNOWLES Of Polk City Dies – 66 -  Lakeland Evening Ledger and Star Telegram, Mon. Oct. 10, 1938
Mrs. Havillah P. Knowles, of near Polk City, died Sunday afternoon at 1:00 at a hospital in Bartow. She was the wife of the late John L. Knowles. >Funeral services were to be held this afternoon at 3:00 from the Green Pond Baptist Church with Rev. O’Steen officiating. Smith and Dukes, morticians had charge.
 Mrs. Knowles is survived by 2 sons, Oliver Knowles of Green Pond and Charles Knowles of Ft. Myers; 2 daughters, Mrs. W. M. Bridges of Clermont and Mrs. Roy C. Hanson of Green Pond; a brother, J. W. Williams of Clermont; 4 sisters, Mrs. Walter Barber of Lakeland, and Mrs. J. D. Price, Mrs. T. F. Meeks and Mrs. J. N. Lanier of Polk City.- 
>LILLIAN MABEL RAULERSON- 90 -
LAKELAND -- Mrs. Lillian Mabel Raulerson of Lakeland died of lung failure Wednesday (Nov. 10, 2004) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. She was born in Lakeland on Nov. 28, 1913, she was a lifelong resident. She was a checker for Nunn Growers. Lanier Funeral Home, Lakeland. - Ledger, Nov. 16, 2004 - Listed burial is Green Pond Cemetery.
>DOLLIE ANN “MEMAW” ROWLAND – 83 -  Nurse's Aide
BROOKSVILLE -- Mrs. Dollie Ann "Memaw" Rowland of Brooksville, formerly of Winter Haven, died of respiratory failure Wednesday (March 17, 2004) at Heartland of Brooksville. She was born Aug. 12, 1920, in Green Pond, she came here from Litha in 1995. She retired after 23 years with Winter Haven Hospital as a nurse's aide. She a member of Central Park Baptist, Brooksville.
 Mrs. Rowland is survived by her son, James Clayton Rowland, Lithia; daughter, Louise Standridge, Brooksville; sister, Betty Judy, Polk City; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation will be this evening at the Brooksville Chapel of Brewer and Sons Funeral Homes. Services will follow at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. A second visitation will be held Saturday at Green Pond Baptist Church, Polk City. Services will follow at 11 a.m. at the church. – Ledger, March 19, 2004
VIRGINIA CAMILLA GAFFNEY GOODMAN – A wife of Elbert Goodman
>ELBERT EMANUEL GOODMAN was born Sept. 6, 1875 in , Manatee County, Florida, and died July 17, 1933 in Loughman, Polk County, Florida, U.S.A..
 He was buried in Green Pond Church Cemetery, Green Pond, Polk County, Florida. He was the son of Henry Goodman and Mary Ann Harvey.
 He married # 1- Minna Villulia Gaffney Jan. 19, 1902 in, Polk County, Florida, daughter of Danial George Washington Gaffney and Susan Young. She was born April 3, 1869 in, Georgia, and died Jan. 1908 in Green Pond, Polk County, Florida. She was buried in Green Pond Church Cemetery, Green Pond, Polk County, Florida.
 He married # 2-  Virginia Camilla Gaffney Jan. 28, 1909, daughter of Danial George Washington Gaffney and Susan Young.  She was born Oct. 15, 1871 in, Florida, and died Jan. 9, 1934 in, Florida. She was buried in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Lakeland, Polk County, Florida.
>CHARLES "CHUCK" PAUL VANDUYN JR. - 39 - Truck Driver
POLK CITY - Mr. Charles "Chuck" Paul VanDuyn, Jr., a resident of Polk City, Florida passed away Thursday, September 27, 2007 due to an occupational accident.  Mr. VanDuyn was born May 12, 1968 in Bartow, Florida to Charles Paul and Cheryl Ann (Vobrak) VanDuyn, Sr. Chuck was a lifetime resident of Polk County and loved to restore old cars and trucks. He was a Truck Driver.
 He was preceded in death by his Maternal and Paternal Grandfathers.
 Chuck is survived by his loving family & wife of 12 years: Sherina VanDuyn of Polk City, FL. 2 Sons: Charles Caleb VanDuyn of Polk City, FL. Anthony James VanDuyn of Polk City, FL. 1 Daughter: Candida Rochelle Owens of Polk City, FL. Father & Stepmother: Charles & Karen VanDuyn of Brooksville, FL. Mother & Stepfather: Cheryl & Michael Arbour of Lakeland, FL. 1 Brother: Carl (Mona) VanDuyn of Lakeland, FL. 1 Sister: Cathy (Otis) Preast of Lakeland, FL. Paternal Grandmother: Opal Miller of West Palm Beach, FL. Maternal Grandmother: Leona Vobrak of Pennsylvania
 Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 2, 2007 at the Kersey Funeral Home, with Interment to follow at Auburndale Memorial Park. Registration will be held Tuesday, October 2, 2007 (before services)  at the funeral home. Arrangements By: Kersey Funeral Home, 108 East Lake Stella Drive, Auburndale. (863) 967-1167- 
F-A-G site claims Charles is in Green Pond- Obit states this is not right-  >> Which is right ?
>STELLA WOODARD RUTLEDGE – 86 -
WALESKA, Ga. -- Mrs. Stella Woodard Rutledge of Waleska, Ga., formerly of Polk County, died Tuesday (Aug. 17, 2004) at Canton Nursing Center in Georgia. Graveside services will be Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004 at the Greenpond Cemetery in Polk County. Brewer and Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Kurfiss Chapel, Groveland – Lakeland Ledger, Aug. 20, 2004
>EVA RAULERSON BYERS VOELKER - 88 – Homemaker
LAKELAND - Eva Voelker died Saturday, July 19, 2014, of Alzheimer's disease. She was born on December 24, 1925, in Green Pond, Florida, Ms. Voelker was a lifelong resident. Eva was a Polk County pioneer and a member of the Lions Club.
She was preceded in death by her ex husband, Benjamin Raulerson; second husband, Boyce Byers; and husband Charles Voelker.
Survivors are daughters, Evon Thomas, and Clara O'Steen, both of Lakeland, Fl; grandson, Spencer Thomas, of Goose Creek, SC; granddaughters, Sierra Thomas, Atlanta, GA, Rachel O'Steen, Carrie O'Steen, both of Lakeland; great granddaughter Emma Rae Dollar. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday,July 22, 2014, at Lanier Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Green Pond Cemetery. – Ledger, Tuesday, July 22, 2014
 MRS. FANNIE WIGGINS - 43 -  Lakeland Evening Ledger and Star Telegram - Tuesday, June 5, 1928 -pg.3
Eva - Mrs. Fannie Wiggins died at 2:30 this morning at Morrell Memorial Hospital. Funeral services are being held this afternoon at 4:00 at Green Pond.  Mrs. Wiggins, who was well known in the Polk City and Green Pond sections, was admitted to the hospital Friday for treatment. She is survived by her husband, M. V. Wiggins. She was born and reared in this state and was loved by all who knew her.
>MARY M. BRIDGES - 69 - Pioneer Resident - Ledger, Monday, March 31, 1930 -
Death Claims Mrs. Bridges - Funeral Services for Pioneer Resident This Afternoon
 Mrs. Mary M. Bridges, pioneer resident of the county, died shortly after midnight at the home of her son, Henry E. Bridges, Providence Road. Mrs. Bridges had been ill several weeks. The funeral services will be held this afternoon at 4:00 at the cemetery at Mt. Eva, formerly Green Pond. Rev. J. W. Tucker, of Kathleen will officiate.
 Mrs. Bridges is survived by 2 sons; Henry E. Bridges of Lewis and Bridges, and D. E. Bridges. She also leaves 10 grandchildren. The deceased was 69 years of age , and was born in this county. She was a devoted wife and mother, and had countless friends throughout this section who will mourn her passing. She was a devout member of the Methodist Church and was active in early religious work in South Florida. Smith and Dukes, morticians, in charge of arrangements.
 Last Rites- Ledger, Tuesday, April 1, 1930.  A large number of saddened friends attended the funeral service for Mrs. Mary M. Bridges, which were held yesterday afternoon at Eva, formerly Green Pond. Rev. J. W. Tucker conducted the services and spoke beautifully of the life of the deceased. The beautiful floral offerings bore testimony to the love held for Mrs. Bridges. Appropriate musical selections were rendered by a quarttte. Mrs. Bridges is survived by 2 sons, Henry E. Bridges and D. E. Bridges. She was a pioneer resident of South Florida. Smith & Dukes were in charge.
>ANDREW JACKSON GRIMES - 85 - Ledger, Sunday, Feb. 8, 1953
Andrew Jackson Grimes of the Combee Road area, died at a Bartow hospital yesterday afternoon ( Sat., Feb. 7, 1953 ). A resident of this area for the past 5 years, >  Mr. Grimes is survived by a son, Cal of Lakeland and 3 grandchildren. He was a member of the Gapway Baptist Church. > Funeral services will be held at the Green Pond Baptist Church with interment to follow in the church cemetery. Gentry Morrison Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
>FLOYD CRAIG - 87 - Sawmill Worker – Green Pond
POLK CITY - Mr. Floyd Craig, a resident of Polk City, passed away Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011 at Spring Lake Rehab in Winter Haven due to heart failure. Mr. Craig was born July 30, 1924, in Sparta, TN, to Frank & Dovie May (Randolph) Craig. He was a retired sawmill worker and a 60-yr. resident of Polk County.
 He was preceded in death by his parents & wife, Zora in 2008. He is survived by 3 sons: Eugene (Linda) Craig of Abernant, AL, Carl (Diane) Craig of Lake Wales, James (Peggy) Craig of Auburndale; 2 daughters Jannie (Bob) Meadows of Auburndale, Maggie Webb of Bartow; several brothers, sisters & extended family; many grandchildren; great grandchildren; and great great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made toward funeral expenses. Funeral services will be at 10am Sat. 9/17 at the Kersey Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Green Pond Cemetery in Polk City. Visitation will be Fri. Sept. 16, 2011 at the funeral home. – Ledger, Sept. 16, 2011
>JAMES V. "JIM"ALLRED – 76 - ATF Agent
SEFFNER - Mr. James V. "Jim" Allred,of Seffner passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2010 in Sun City Center due to cancer. Mr. Allred was born in Polk City, Florida and had lived in Auburndale before moving to Seffner in 1976. He was a retired ATF agent and attended the First Baptist Church of Mango and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
 Mr. Allred was preceded in death by his daughter, Suzanne Allred Borkowski and sisters Marguerite Allred Pearson and Louise Allred Melton. > He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Nita Allred of Seffner, a son, Jimmie Allred of Seffner, daughter, Julie Skinner of Seffner, a brother, Raymond Allred of Auburndale and 6 grandchildren. >Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Kersey Funeral Home, Auburndale. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. with interment at Auburndale Memorial Park – Ledger, Jan. 8, 2010
>JOANNE BROWN - 68 - Homemaker
POLK CITY - Joanne Brown,  of Polk City, passed away Tuesday (July 6, 2010) in Polk City due to heart failure. Mrs. Brown was born in Poplar Bluff, MO., and had resided in this area since 1964. She was a homemaker and a member of Green Pond Baptist Church. > She was preceded in death by her son Marvin Brown III and daughters Charlotte Price and Dora Faye Kemp. Survivors include her husband Marvin Brown, Jr. of Polk City, sons Dell Brown of KY. and Steve Brown of Polk City, daughters Fran Hawkins of GA., Sharon Vaniter of Auburndale and Marvenia Grimes of Polk City, 26 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Kersey Funeral Home, Auburndale. Visitation will take place Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. – Ledger, July 8, 2010
>GEORGIA H. JUDY – Ledger, July 25, 1948
Funeral services for Mrs. Georgia Hannah Judy, wife of H. D. Judy of 1023 5th. Street, who died Friday at 4 p.m. , were held yesterday at 5 p.m. at Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home Chapel. The body was sent last night to West Virginia for interment.
Mrs. Judy was born and reared in W.Va., taught in the public schools there for 8 years, and was married to Mr. Judy in December, 1904. The Judy’s moved to Lakeland in November, 1945.
 In addition to her husband, she is survived by 2 sisters, Mrs. Pat Gay, of Marlinton, W.Va. and Mrs. Effie Baughman of Mingo, W. Va. and 5 brothers, also of W.Va. The Rev. R. J. Broyles, pastor of the First Methodist Church, of which she was a member, conducted services.
Note - Georgia was added because she was last name Judy- For researchers of this name only-
>H. F. “Buddy” BEST – 77 -  Tampa Electric Engineer - (H.F.= Harry Franklin )
POLK CITY -- Mr. H.F. "Buddy" Best of Polk City died of complications from injuries sustained after a fall at home Saturday (Dec. 31, 2004) at Shands Medical Center, Gainesville. He was born Sept. 19, 1927, in Winter Haven, he moved to Polk City in 1959. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was an electrical engineer for Tampa Electric for 41 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Polk City.
 Mr. Best was preceded in death by his wife, Laurie Jean Best. >He is survived by his son, Tim Best, Aberdeen; daughter, Glenda Lawrence; sisters, Ruth Mills and Marie Rowe, both of Winter Haven; and two grandchildren. >Visitation will be this evening at Ott-Laughlin Funeral, Winter Haven. Services will be Tuesday at Lakeside Memorial Park, Winter Haven. - Ledger, Jan. 3, 2005
>LAURIE JEAN BEST – 75 – Office Clerk Polk City Post Office
POLK CITY -- Mrs. Jean Best of Polk City died Saturday (Dec. 27, 2003) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Mrs. Best was born April 30, 1928, in Greenville, Ala. She was an office clerk for the Polk City Post Office and high school and Junior Rodeo secretary. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Polk City where she taught Sunday school. She was a leader in the 4-H and GA club.
 Mrs. Best is survived by her husband, Buddy Best; son, Tim Best, Aberdeen, Miss.; daughter, Glenda Lawrence, Polk City; two grandchildren. Visitation will be this evening from 6 to 8 at Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home, Winter Haven. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lakeside Memorial Park, Winter Haven. –Ledger, Dec. 20, 2003
>NOTES: Laurie Jean Courtney married Harry Franklin Best in Polk Co., Fl. on June 18, 1950
>BETTY JO TIMMERMAN – 65 – Retired Accounts Payable Clerk Scotty’s
WINTER HAVEN - Mrs. Betty Jo Timmerman, passed away peacefully with family by her side at Winter Haven Hospital on Friday, October 2, 2015. She was a lifetime Polk County resident. Mrs. Timmerman was born November 15, 1949, in Lakeland to Lewis Oliver and Elsie Mary (Wechter) Fussell.
She was a retired accounts payable clerk for Scotty's and graduated from Auburndale High School Class of 1966. Betty was a member of Green Pond Baptist Church in Polk City. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and loved family gatherings.
She was preceded in death by her parents.> Betty is survived by her loving and devoted family; husband of 16 years, Elzie Timmerman of Winter Haven; son, John E. Hamons of Bartow; 2 daughters, Tammy Hamons (Robert) Jackson of Lake Alfred and Mary Hamons (Orbis) Nieves of Lakeland; sister, Shirley (Dewayne) O'Connor of Tennessee; stepson, Richard (Sheila) Timmerman of Groveland; 4 grandchildren, Joshua, Brittany, Connor, and Justin; and 4 great grandchildren, Alysha, Cheyanne, Paisley, and Berrin.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at Green Pond Baptist Church, 5995 Green Pond Church Road, Polk City. Visitation will be held before services from 10:00 until 11:00 AM at the church. Interment will follow at the Green Pond Cemetery. Arrangements by Kersey Funeral Home, Auburndale –Ledger, Sun. Oct. 4, 2015
>MARJORIE VOYLES JUDY – 88 - Postmaster Retired
POLK CITY - Marjorie Voyles Judy passed away Sunday, May 10, 2015, at home in Polk City, FL. Marjorie was born in Polk City, December 16, 1926, at her home place. She was a lifelong resident of Polk City, attended Polk City Elementary and Auburndale High School, graduating with the class of 1943. She graduated from Tampa Business College in Tampa, FL, and worked as secretary for Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company until December, 1946. February, 1947, she served as a part-time Postal Clerk at the United States Postal Service post office in Polk City, Florida.  August 18, 1961, she was appointed Acting Postmaster by Postmaster General J. Edward Day. July 16, 1962, she was confirmed by President John F. Kennedy as Postmaster. She was a member of the National Association of Postmasters (NAPUS) and held numerous elective offices at the Tampa District, State of Florida and national level. She was named Postmaster of the year for District in 1974, 1977, 1979 and 1980. She attended 25 consecutive NAPUS National Conventions, visiting different cities throughout the U.S. including Puerto Rico. She retired from the postal service August 27, 1989. Ms. Judy was a faithful and dedicated member of the First Baptist Church, Polk City, where she served as pianist, organist, clerk, Women's Missionary Union President, and 35 years as Church Treasurer.
Ms. Judy was preceded in death by her father Reverend George Coin Voyles, mother, Rena Bryant Voyles, husband, Edward Judy, son, Frank Anderson Judy, Sr., grandson, Frank Anderson Judy, Jr., brother, Herman Ray Voyles, and sister, Ruby Lee Caldwell. Ms. Judy is survived by her daughter, Susan Ann Swanson (Chris) of Polk City, son George Edward Judy (Kathy) of Baton Rouge, LA, grandsons Mark Pate, Nicholas Judy, Ethan Judy, granddaughters, Jessica Kirby Suzanne Rayborn, three great grandchildren, Megan Tyler, Jonathan Hansen, Madison Judy and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Polk City, Friday, May 15, 2015. Visitation at 2:00 p.m., memorial service at 3:00 p.m., interment to follow at Mount Olive Cemetery, Polk City, FL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the First Baptist Church of Polk City Building Program. Kersey Funeral Home, Auburndale in charge of arrangements. –Ledger, May 13, 2015
>XENIA HAMBY – 78 – Secretary at Padgett & Wendell Watson Elementary
POLK CITY - Xenia Hamby passed away on December 1, 2015, at her home in Polk City, Florida. She was born July 16, 1937, in Des Moines, Iowa. Xenia married Harold Hamby December 22, 1956, in Des Moines, Iowa. They were married 58 years. Xenia was employed as a secretary at Padgett Elementary before transferring to Wendell Watson Elementary and becoming the principal's secretary. She remained in that position until her retirement from the PCSB in 1997.
 Xenia is survived by her husband, Harold Hamby of Polk City, FL; her children, Sherrie Baxter (Benny) of Winter Haven, FL, Harold Hamby, Jr. (Sue) of Winter Haven, FL, and Debbie Jackson (Kent) of Winter Haven, FL; grandchildren, Derek Sisco (Heidi) of Winter Haven, FL and Justin Jackson (Abbey) of Garden City, KS; great grandchildren, Cadence, Derek Jr., and Dylan Sisco of Winter Haven, FL, and brother, Lon Bowers, Missouri. A celebration of life will be held at Harold and Sue's, 921 Sunshine Way, Winter Haven, FL., at 2 pm on December 12, 2015. We ask that all wear bright, cheery colors in Xenia's honor. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made in Xenia's name to: Humane Society of Polk County, 3195 Dundee RD, Winter Haven, FL 33881. – Ledger, Dec. 6, 2015
>BERTHA LUNDQUIST – 80 - Ledger Fri., Dec 4, 2015
POLK CITY - Mrs. Bertha Lundquist, of Polk City passed away Tuesday, December 2, 2015 in Auburndale. Mrs. Lundquist was born in Polk City to Albert and Nellie Judy Fussell and had lived the majority of her life in this area. She was a homemaker and member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Polk City. Mrs. Lundquist enjoyed gardening, baking, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren.
 She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Lundquist, a son, Jerry Lundquist and a grandson, David Lundquist.]
She is survived by 4 sons, Tim (Tina) Lundquist, William (Debbie) Lundquist, both of Polk City, Albert (Julie) Lundquist of Greensboro, N. C., and Olaf 'Gator' (Joann) Lundquist of Polk City, 2 brothers, Earl and Dewey Fussell of Polk City, grandchildren, Daniel, Dusty, Jenafer, Andrew, Hailey and Amber and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services will take place Monday at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Polk City with visitation beginning at 2 p.m.. Interment will be at the church cemetery. Kersey Funeral Home, Auburndale serving the family.
>NATHANIEL DAVID LUNDQUIST - 22 - Lundquist Excavating
POLK CITY - Mr. Nathaniel David Lundquist "Dave" age 22, a resident of Polk City, Florida passed away Saturday, February 16, 2008 at his home. Dave was born February 8, 1986 in Winter Haven, Florida to William and Debbie (Cobb) Lundquist. He grew up in Polk City and graduated High School in Englewood, Florida. He worked in the Construction Industry (Lundquist Excavating). Dave attended the Grace Community Church in Winter Haven and Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Polk City.
 He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert W. Lundquist. > Dave is survived by his loving family: parents: William & Debbie Lundquist of Englewood, FL., 2 brothers: Robert Daniel and Jennifer Lundquist of Polk City, FL., Jeremiah Dustin and Kristen Lundquist of Englewood, FL., paternal grandmother: Bertha Lundquist of Polk City, FL: maternal grandmother: Betty Hadden of Polk City, FL., 3 nephews: Jeremiah Dayne Lundquist of Engelwood, FL., Matthew Walker Lundquist of Polk City, FL., Jacob Werner Lundquist of Polk City, FL., 1 niece: Kourtney Denise Lundquist of Englewood, FL., 6 uncles: Robert Timothy and Tina Lundquist of Polk City, FL., Albert Lee and Julie Lundquist of Greensboro, N.C., Olaf Ray Lundquist of Polk City, FL.,Wilbur and Joann Cobb, Jr. of Wauchula, FL, Mark and Debbie Cobb of Lakeland, FL., Rex and Jackie Cobb of Alabama, 1 aunt: Juanita and Bruce Dahman of McDonough, GA. He is also survived by Jenafer and Mike Kennedy and their daughter Alaina of Haines City, FL. A memorial service will be held Thursday, February 21, 2008 at the Kersey Funeral Home, 108 East Lake Stella Drive, Auburndale, Florida. (863) 967-1167.
– Ledger, Feb. 19, 2008

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