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>RONALD DEAN WOLF, 79 – Teacher  - Ledger, Sept. 11, 2011
LAKELAND - Mr. Ronald D. Wolf passed away on Thursday Sept. 8, 2011 from renal failure. He was born in Detroit, MI and moved to this area from Three Rivers, MI in 1967. Ronald worked as a teacher in the Polk County School System for many years. He was a member of First Baptist Church at The Mall. Ronald was a U.S. Air Force veteran during the Korean Conflict, a life member of F.&A.M. Lodge in Three Rivers, MI, member of the D.A.V. Lakeland Chapter and graduated from Western Michigan University.
 He is survived by his wife, Merle Wolf of Lakeland, brothers, Roger L. Wolf, Sr. of Three Rivers, MI and Donald G. Wolf of Portage, MI. Visitation will be Sat. Sept.17, 2011 at Gentry Morrison Funeral Home, Southside Chapel, 1727 Bartow Rd.  Funeral services will begin at 11:00am. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice or the Shriners Children's Hospital. – 
>MERLE ELLERBE WOLF – 71 -
LAKELAND - Mrs. Alicia Merle Ellerbe Wolf passed away Friday August 24, 2012 due to respiratory failure. She was born in Winter Haven, FL and has been a lifetime resident of the area. Merle formerly worked as a secretary for Lanier Upshaw Insurance Company and was a member of the Insurance Women of Polk County. She was also a member of First Baptist Church at The Mall. 
 Merle is preceded in death by her husband, Ronald D. Wolf.
 Survivors include sister, Judy Futch of Lakeland; brothers, Don Ellerbe of Bluffton, SC, David Ellerbe of Decatur, AL, Derell Ellerbe of Mechanicsville, VA and Doug Ellerbe of Ocoee, FL; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Sat. at Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home, Southside Chapel, 1727 Bartow Rd. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 am and interment will follow at Oak Hill Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607 or Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Ave., Auburndale, FL 33823. – Ledger, Aug. 26, 2012
>VELMA FLORENCE TIDWELL – 93 - Homemaker
WINTER HAVEN - Velma Florence Tidwell passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2011 of natural causes. A native of Lakeland, born February 22, 1918 to Roscoe and Cora Lee Vickers Costine, Velma moved here in 1955 from Lakeland. She was a homemaker, member of the First Baptist Church of Winter Haven, was formerly a member of the Bridge Club, and the Lakeland Garden Club.
 Velma was preceded in death by her husband J.D. Tidwell.> She is survived by her son: Larry Fahnestock and her grandson: Justin Fahnestock of Winter Haven; her sisters: Marie Smith of Georgia, Hilda Combee and Bernice Buchanan of Lakeland; her brother: Erlo Costine, and sister-in-law, Betty Costine, both of Lakeland. Velma also leaves behind many nieces & nephews. Visitation will be Saturday at Oak Ridge Funeral Care in Winter Haven. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 AM. Interment will be at Oaklawn Cemetery in Winter Haven. - Ledger, Nov. 11, 2011 -
>EVELYN P. POWELL – 78 - Homemaker
WINTER HAVEN -- Mrs. Evelyn P. Powell of Winter Haven died of heart failure Monday (April 24, 2006) in Winter Haven. She was born in Winter Haven on Sept. 22, 1927, she was a lifelong resident. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Dundee Baptist Church.
 Mrs. Powell is survived by her husband, William L. Powell; son, Dallas Powell, Winter Haven. Visitation will be this evening at Oak Ridge Funeral Care, 2425 W. Havendale Blvd., Winter Haven. Services will be Friday at the funeral home chapel.
 Burial will be in Lakeside Memorial Park, Winter Haven. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 809 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL 33801. – Ledger, April 27, 2006
>WILLIAM POWELL – 90 -  Power Oil Company
WINTER HAVEN - William Powell, of Winter Haven passed away on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at the Spring Lake Nursing Center in Winter Haven, of natural causes. Born December 6, 1923 in Haines City, FL, he was a lifelong resident of the area. He was a member of The Church on the Hill in Dundee and was the owner of Powell Oil Company. > He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn, and a daughter Carol Ann Powell.
 He is survived by: a son, Dallas Powell of Winter Haven; a brother, Cecil Powell of Winter Haven; and 2 sisters, Mary Rexford of Dundee, FL and Margie Foskey of Dundee, FL.
A Graveside service will be held Friday, March 14, 2014 at Lakeside Memorial Park in Winter Haven. In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations in his name to good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Avenue, Auburndale, FL 33823. Condolences may be sent at www.oakridgefuneralcare.com . – Ledger, March 12, 2014
>CAROL ANN POWELL – 52 - Home Healthcare
WINTER HAVEN -- Ms. Carol Ann Powell of Winter Haven died Tuesday (Jan. 3, 2006) in Winter Haven. The cause of death is pending autopsy results. She was born in Winter Haven on Aug. 19, 1953, she was a lifelong resident. She was a home health caregiver. She was Baptist.
 Ms. Powell is survived by her parents, William and Evelyn Powell, Winter Haven > above ); brother, Dallas E. Powell, Winter Haven. Visitation will be Saturday at Steele's Family Funeral Services, Winter Haven. Services will follow at the funeral home chapel.  Burial will be in Lakeside Memorial Park - Ledger, Jan. 6, 2006
>THOMAS "TOMMY" EDWARD DOUGLAS - 85 – Retired Tampa Tribune
LAKELAND - Thomas "Tommy" Edward Douglas, passed away on May 5, 2014 at Good Shepherd Hospice due to complications from cancer. He was born in Winter Haven, FL on December 23, 1928. He graduated from Kathleen High School, and was a longtime resident of Lakeland. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict from 1951 to 1953 and went on to retire from the Tampa Tribune after 40 years of service. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and fine arts painter. Tommy was a lifelong member of Kathleen United Methodist Church and was always a loving husband who was devoted to family and friends.
He is survived by his wife Jeanette, step-daughter Jamie (Ennis) Green, and step-son-David Martin (Sherry). He was lovingly known as "Pop Pop" to four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held Saturday May 5, 2014 at Lanier Funeral Home – Ledger, Friday, May 9, 2014
>RICHARD A. JAEGGI -  60 - Nonprofit Gandhi Brigade Founder -  Ledger, Wed., June 4, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Richard A. Jaeggi, founder and executive director of Gandhi Brigade, a nonprofit youth digital media development group to engage young people in the life of community which was based in Silver Springs, Maryland, died May 25, 2014, at a hospital in Washington, DC. The cause of death was brain cancer. Mr. Jaeggi was a resident of Riverdale, MD, born in New Brunswick, N.J., and graduated from Winter Haven High School and Florida State University. Before starting Gandhi Brigade nine years ago, Richard was the co-director of "For Love of Children", a nonprofit organization that mentors youngsters to help them graduate from high school. Earlier in his career, he worked as a director at the "Center for Urban Progress" at Howard University and the "Skill Builders" youth construction training program at "Manna". He also was a "Peace Corps" volunteer in Nepal where he helped build village water systems. Richard was the director of "Tallahassee Habitat for Humanity." He was active in civic and church groups in Silver Springs. >Richard was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Jo Jaeggi.  He is survived by his wife, Yoshiko and three children: Lisa of Brooklyn NY, Daniel of Austin, TX, and Isaac of Riverdale, MD; his father Allen Jaeggi (Penny) of Winter Haven, FL; brother Dwight Jaeggi (Chantal) of Fountain Valley, CA; sisters Cindy Green (Roger) of Radford, VA, and Barbara Connor (Davis) of Lake Wales, FL. A Memorial service to celebrate Richard's life and honor his memory will be held Saturday, June 7th, at Christ Congregational Church in Silver Springs, MD. Contributions can be made in Richard's memory at Gandhi Brigade, 8661 Colesville Road, Silver Springs, MD 20910.
>OLIVE MARY BANKS, 101 - Registered Nurse
WINTER HAVEN - Olive Mary Banks, of Winter Haven died Friday, June 13, 2014, of natural causes, at home with her daughter and son-in-law by her side. She was born February 11, 1913 to Harriet (Welsh) and Peter Joseph Gladieux in Toledo, Ohio. Mrs. Banks was a retired registered nurse. She enjoyed reading, especially her Bible. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Quincy, FL. > Mrs. Banks was predeceased by her parents, husband, Ralph W. Banks, 2 sisters and 3 brothers. >She is survived by her daughter Rosemary (Richard) Mengeling of Winter Haven, granddaughter Mary Leona (Russell) Stanaland of Lakeland and great grandson Hunter Shaw of Lakeland.  Visitation Sunday, June 22, 2014 at Oak Ridge Funeral Care, Haines City. Services will be graveside at Hillcrest Cemetery, Quincy, FL, Wednesday, June 25,2014 at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Egypt Shriners Hospital Patients Transportation Fund, 4050 Dana Shores Drive, Tampa, FL 33734-7462. Condolences via www.oakridgefuneralcare.com - Ledger, Friday, June 20, 2014
>SAMMY V. HAAG, Sr. -  74 -  Retired New Wales, Inc.  - Ledger, Thur. Sept. 11, 2014
WINTER HAVEN - Sammy V. Haag, Sr., born October 26, 1939, in Kokomo, Indiana; went home to be with the Lord, September 9, 2014, at Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale, after a long battle with cancer. Sam Haag, who everybody knew as 'Pop,' was loved by everyone. He loved to hunt, fish, golf and be in the woods or whatever the family did to have a good time. He worked hard to provide for his wife and sons. He was always there for his family and everybody else that needed him. He graduated from Summerlin at Bartow in 1957. He proudly served in the U.S. Army. Sam retired from New Wales, Inc., and the Polk County School Board. He attended Winter Haven Church of God and was a member of Schalamar Community Church. The greatest thing of all was Sam was ready to meet the Lord and Pop loved his family dearly. > He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Samuel & Annie Crum and his parents Carl and Daphne Haag and sister Judy Haag.
 >He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Linda Haag and three sons: Gary Haag, Skip Haag (Maria), Sam 'Hap' Haag (Debra), a wonderful grandson Mason Haag and many extended family and friends. The family will receive friends Thursday, September 11th at Whidden-McLean Funeral Home in Bartow. Funeral services will follow Friday, September 12th at the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale. Condolences at www.whiddenmcleanfuneralhome.com  
>NEWTON HILLIARD MURDOCK - 80 - Fl. Highway Patrolman 7 Sheriff for Hardee Co. 
LAKELAND - Newton Hilliard Murdock passed away from complications of a fall on Aug. 31, 2014. Mr. Murdock was born in Ashford, AL, on Jan. 24, 1934.  He moved to Winter Haven at age 14 and later graduated from Winter Haven High School. He served in the National Guard and became a Florida Highway Patrolman stationed in Hardee County.  He then served as Sheriff for 16 years for Hardee County. He then served as a Major for the Manatee County Sheriff's Office where he retired. During his retirement he worked as an agricultural crop adjuster. Mr. Murdock was a member of First Baptist Church at the Mall, and a lifetime member of Kiwanis. >  Mr. Murdock is survived by his wife of 61 years, Christine Murdock; daughters, Deborah (Bill) Choate-Banter, Patricia (Ronald) Wilson and Connie (Danny) Coker; sisters, Martha (Fred) Williams and Mary Lou Green; 8 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; and a large extended family.  Visitation will be Wed. (today) from 6-8 p.m. at Gentry Morrison Funeral Home, 3350 Mall Hill Dr., Lakeland. Funeral services will be conducted Thurs. in the chapel at First Baptist Church at the Mall, 1010 E. Memorial Blvd., Lakeland at 11 a.m. with an hour of visitation prior from 10-11 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Compassion House at FBC at the Mall or the Gideons International. - Ledger, Wed., Sept. 3, 2014
>FRANCIS LOUIS STAACK – 93 – Self-Employed Citrus Industry
WINTER HAVEN - Francis Louis Staack, of Winter Haven, died November 20, 2014, at Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale of heart failure. Born in Kansas City, MO, on May 30, 1921, he came to Winter Haven from Washington, D.C., in 1943. He was self-employed in the citrus industry. He was an Army veteran of World War II, and a member of First Christian Church, Winter Haven. > Mr. Staack is survived by his wife Jacquelyn Staack; daughter Barbara Ann Whitehead, Tavares, FL; sister Lorine Logan, Washington, D.C.; two grandchildren; 1 great grandchild. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 PM on Sunday, 11/23/14, at Crisp-Coon Funeral Home, Winter Haven. Service will be on Monday, 11/24/14, at Crisp-Coon F.H. Burial will be in Florida National Cemetery – Ledger, Sat., Nov. 22, 2014
>HEAVEN FAYE COCHRAN - 21 - Pizza Connection
WINTER HAVEN - Heaven Faye Cochran of Winter Haven, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2012. Cause is pending. She was a native of Lakeland, born August 1, 1991 to Judy Campbell and Robert Cochran, Heaven has lived here her whole life. She was a server for Pizza Connection; a 2009 Auburndale High School Graduate, and sang chorus there. Heaven also received her Associate of Science Degree in Medical Assisting from Keiser University. > Heaven is survived by her mother, Judy Campbell (Geno) of Winter Haven and her boyfriend Jeffry Merrill of Auburndale; her father: Robert L. Cochran (Terri) of Polk City, FL; her brothers: Travis Cochran (Courtney) of Seffner, FL, and Trevor Cochran of Auburndale. Heaven also lives through her maternal grandfather: Raymond Campbell of Arcadia, FL. Heaven has many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends who share her memory. Visitation will be Monday, October 1, 2012 at Oak Ridge Funeral Care in Winter Haven. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 PM. Interment will be at Auburndale Memorial Park. Condolences to the family can be sent to: www.oakridgefuneralcare.com . – Ledger, Sept. 29, 2012
>BEDFORD A.  KEEN – 81 -  Peoples Bank
WINTER HAVEN - Bedford A. Keen, of Winter Haven, died Friday, February 24, 2012 due to heart failure. He was born in Tampa, FL, on December 31, 1930, to William C. Keen and Cecilia Yancey Keen. >He was predeceased by his parents. > He is survived by his brother, William B. Keen (Liz) of Hayesville, NC, five nieces, two nephews, cousins in Mississippi and special friends, Wayne and Laura Fitzhugh and daughters of Lakeland, FL. >Bedford graduated from Winter Haven High School (1948) and Florida Southern College (1961). He served four years in the US Air Force and served in Korea.  After graduation from FSC, he worked for Peoples Bank of Lakeland from 1961 and Huntington Bank until his retirement. As a result of his service to Lakeridge Condominium Association, he had many friends among his neighbors, employees and fellow workers at the condo who were a big part of his life. Bedford was a Master Mason in Winter Haven Lodge #186, Winter Haven Chapter #41, R.A.M., and Polk Council #11, R&SM. At his request, there will be no services. The family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts be made to Florida Baptist Children's Home, P.O. Box 8190, Lakeland, FL, 33802. www.ott-laughlin.com – Ledger, March 2, 2012
>PEGGY ANN BESWICK – 54 – Owner Pro-Cleaning Service
WINTER HAVEN - Peggy Ann Beswick, passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Sept. 13, 2012 due to respiratory failure resulting from cancer. Peggy was a lifelong resident of Winter Haven, born on Nov. 1, 1957. She was a graduate of Winter Have High School. She worked many years as a department manager for Zayre department store before opening her own professional cleaning service. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Eagle Lake. She was also a member of Florida Flywheelers Antique Engine Club.
 Peggy is survived by her husband, George Beswick, parents, Kenneth and Christine Hooper, brother Kenneth (Kathy) Hooper, son Michael Shane (Stacey) Couch, son Kevin Couch, stepdaughter Julia Beswick and ten grandchildren, all of Winter Haven. A memorial service will be held on Oct. 6, 2012 at the First Baptist Church of Eagle Lake, 2500 US. 17 S. at 10:30 a.m. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Good Shepherd Hospice and the American Cancer Society . – Ledger, Sept. 15, 2012
>ROBERT J. "BOB"BRIGHTWELL – 81 -
BARTOW - Robert J. "Bob" Brightwell, of Bartow, formerly of Winter Haven, passed away Friday, February 15, 2013 from complications of Parkinson's Disease. A native of Winter Haven born December 27, 1931 to Arthur and Edna Hicks Brightwell, he graduated from Winter Haven High School in 1950. He retired from the United States Department of Agriculture after 43 years of service. At retirement he was Bureau Chief of the Citrus Division for the State of Florida. After moving to Bartow, Bob and Peggie attended the Highlands Park Church of the Nazarene until he entered the Highland Lakes Center. >Bob is survived by his wife; Georgia "Peggie" Brightwell; sons, Jeff Brightwell (Eileen), Scott Brightwell (Debi); grandson, Robbie Brightwell; step-sons, Terry Chaney and Tim Chaney (Peggy); four step grandchildren and four step great grandchildren.> Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Edna Brightwell and his brother, Ramon Brightwell and his special aunt, Helen Hicks. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to a charity of one's choice . Condolences to the family at www.whiddenmcleanfuneralhome.com – Ledger, Feb. 18. 2013
>WALTER JACKSON COLEMAN, Jr. – 51 - 
JACKSONVILLE, FL. - Walter Jackson Coleman, Jr., fondly known as "Jack", died on March 29th, 2012, in Jacksonville, Florida, after a prolonged battle with Crohn's disease since the age of 12. Jack was born on January 30, 1961 to Jean Buck Coleman and Walter Coleman in Jacksonville, Florida.  >As a young boy, Jack was an avid and talented skeet shooter winning the prestigious national Triple Crown award at twelve years of age. Jack graduated from Winter Haven High School. After attending the University of Florida and Furman University and majoring in philosophy, Jack traveled to Los Angeles, California where he continued to develop his gift in music. He and his band, "Rock City Angels" were under contract with a major recording studio producing music and videos for television. His talent in the arts spanned his life as he became a master artisan with stone creating one of a kind designs and installations. Jack had an exceptional zest for life that was full of adventure and fun and had a welcome smile for all. His favorite role was that of father to his son Ryder Coleman.  > He is survived by his son Ryder Coleman, mother Jean Buck Coleman, three sisters, Cyndy Jelinek, Cathy Trussell, and Caren Coleman, a brother, Buck Coleman and four nieces and nephews. The quick wit, kindness and compassion that Jack practiced touched the lives of those who knew him. He will be greatly missed. For Floral arrangements please contact Deerwood Florists at (904) 641-9705. Services are under the care and direction of Beaches Memorial Park & First Coast Funeral Home, 1500 Main Street, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233 (904)249-1166. There will be graveside services to celebrate Jack's life on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 11:00 am at Beaches Memorial Park & First Coast Funeral Home, 1500 Main Street, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233 (904) 249-1166. – Ledger, March 30, 2012.
>DANIEL SPARKS GERBER - 89 - Gerber Dairy
WINTER HAVEN - Daniel Sparks Gerber, of Winter Haven died Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at Good Shepherd Hospice, Forsythe House, in Auburndale, due to cancer. A lifelong resident of Polk County, he was born in Brewster on May 17, 1922, and moved to Winter Haven at the age of two. He graduated from Winter Haven High and attended University of Florida until joining the Army Air Force during World War II. >After the war, he returned to Winter Haven to operate the family business, Gerber Dairy. He was a member of Winter Haven Christian Church and a devoted and loving husband and father. >He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Marie Gerber.  >He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Julette; his daughters, Joy (Steve) Killingsworth, Jill Smith, and Joan (Glen) Terrell; his grandchildren, Michelle (Brad) Chancey, Heather (Mark) Kingsley, Megan Terrell, and Sean Terrell; four great grandchildren, Ellie and Grady Chancey, and Chase and Camden Kingsley; and four siblings, Robert Gerber, William (Jeannie) Gerber, Bert (Lynda) Gerber, and Betty Gerber.> Visitation will be Friday, February 24, 2012 at Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home in Winter Haven. Services will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2012  at Ott-Laughlin; burial services will follow on Monday, February 27 at 11 am at the FL. National Cemetery in Bushnell. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Winter Haven Christian Church, Good Shepherd Hospice, and the American Cancer Society . – Ledger, Feb. 24, 2012
> STACY CARLTON TABOR - 58 - 
LOXAHATCHEE - Stacey Carlton Tabor, passed away at his home in Loxahatchee, Florida on Friday, November 2, 2012, from bladder cancer. Born in Tampa, Florida on September 1, 1954, he graduated from Winter Haven High School in 1973 and attended Tampa Technical Institute (TTI) in 1975. He devoted his working career to space tracking programs for NASA, the Air Force, and Navy. Stacey's passions were cooking, NASCAR, fishing, hunting and tinkering around the house.> Stacey is preceded in death by his father, William Richard Tabor. > He is survived by his loving wife Kathy and son Josh; his mother and step-father Betty and Dick Ledoux of Lakeland, Florida; his sisters and brothers-in-law Donna and Bob Carlen of Clearwater, Florida, and Rhonda and David Thomas of Ocala, Florida; his brothers and sister-in-law Lucky and Donna Tabor of Weeki Wachee, Florida and Allen Tabor and Leslie Harvey of Winter Haven, Florida; sisters-in-law and brother-in law Betty and Larry Davis of Danville, Georgia, and Linda Muncy of Carrollton, Texas. Stacey has numerous loving nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. The family will receive friends at a memorial service yet to be planned. Stacey will be sorely missed because of his loving nature and willingness to help others. – Ledger, Nov. 8, 2012
> GEORGE EDWARD STRINGER -  75 - Publix  -  Ledger, Feb. 16, 2012
HELENA, AL. - Mr. George Edward Stringer, a resident of Helena, Alabama passed away Monday, February 13, 2012 at his residence due to heart failure. Mr. Stringer was born November 2, 1936 in Winter Haven, Florida to Floyd Edward and Martiel (Altman) Stringer. He was a resident of Helena for 8 years coming from Winter Haven. He was a member of the National Guard, graduating from Winter Haven High School class of 1954, was in the West Palm Beach Police Reserves in the 1960s, a member of the Masonic Lodge 186, Egypt Shiner Temple of Tampa, Scottish Rite, York Rite, Knights Templar and was a Heart of Dixie Chapter (HOG) member. 
George retired from Publix after 40 years of service. George enjoyed sky diving, water & snow skiing and loved to travel. > He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Lacretia Holley & grandson David Holley. >George is survived by his loving family: wife of 53 Years: Artie L. Stringer of Helena, AL, son: Russell E. (Molly) Stringer of Helena, AL, sister: Linda (Jake) Gabriel of Winter Haven, FL, 4 grandchildren: Leah (Avery) Murphy of Winter Haven, FL, Elizabeth Marlow of Roan Mountain, TN, Nancy Stringer of Helena, AL, Kyle Stringer of Helena, AL, 2 great grandchildren: Kylie & Nathan. > Funeral services will be held Friday, February 17, 2012 at the Kersey Funeral Home. Visitation will be held before services. A private entombment will be held on Saturday. Arrangements By: Kersey Funeral Home, 108 E. Lake Stella Dr., Auburndale. –
> FRANCES S. POLLARD – 99 - Citrus Packer
WINTER HAVEN - Frances S. Pollard, passed away Monday, July 27, 2009 in Winter Haven, FL due to natural causes. She was a citrus packer for Lake Alfred Packing and a member of the Eastern Star. > She was preceded in death by her husband Robert D. Pollard.>  She is survived by a son Morris D. Pollard (Shirley), Orlando, four daughters: Virginia Baney, Dundee, Roberta "Bobbie" Goff (Carlton), Winter Haven, Betty J. Wilson (Ted Cox), Winter Haven, M. Maxine Hunter (Gerald), Bartow, 14 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and 11 great great grandchildren. Visitation will be held Thursday July 30, 2009 from 10-11 at Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home in Auburndale. Graveside services will follow at 11 at Glen abbey Memorial Gardens in Auburndale. -  Ledger, July 29, 2009.
> HERBERT A. POLLARD, Jr. - 82 - Citrus Grower  - Ledger, Jan. 16, 2007
WINTER HAVEN - Herbert A. Pollard Jr., of Winter Haven, passed away in his home on Sunday January 14th, 2007, due to cancer. A native of Winter Haven, he graduated from Winter Haven High School in 1941. After graduation, he attended the Citadel Military College in Charleston, SC. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was in the 75th Infantry division, and fought in the Battle of the Bulge, Battle of France and Battle of Central Europe, and was awarded the Bronze Star. After returning home from the service he entered the citrus business with his father. Along with being a citrus grower he was a Real Estate Broker in the Winter Haven area. He was a long time member of the First Christian Church where he served as a Deacon and Elder. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. >  He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Helen C. Pollard; two sons, Buzz (Beth) Pollard of Winter Haven, and Herb (Holly) Pollard III of Ft. Myers, FL; one daughter Marty (Bob) Bentley of Winter Haven; one sister Patricia P. Lyle of Winter Haven; 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Thursday, January 18th, 2007, at Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home, Winter Haven. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Ave., Auburndale, FL., 33823, or First Christian Church, 29 7th St. SW, Winter Haven, FL 33880. 
> HERMAN B.JENKINS - 104 - Herman's Meat Market.
WINTER HAVEN - Herman Jenkins, passed away on Jan. 27, 2010 of heart failure. He was born on Oct. 19, 1905, in Corydon, KY. He owned and operated Herman's Meat Market. He is a direct descendant of Francis Scott Key. He was a DeMolay charter member of his hometown in IN. >He is preceded by: wife, Elizabeth P. Jenkins.> He is survived by: daughter, Linda J. Borosch (Tracy) - Winter Haven, FL; grandson, Mark Borosch (Katsa) and granddaughter, Barbie Taylor (Greg); great grandchildren: Natalya, Kara and Fynn. Visitation will be held from 10-11 am on Monday, 2/1/10 at Steele's Family Funeral Services Chapel. Service will be held at 11:30 am on Monday, 2/1/10 at Lakeside Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, Auburndale. – Ledger, Jan. 30, 2010
> ARABELL WIGGINS - 104 - WINTER HAVEN - Arabell Wiggins, died Jan. 1, 2012  of natural causes. Visit: 1/27/2012 from 6-7:30 pm. at New Bethel Baptist Church. Services 11 am Jan. 28, 2012  at church. Lewis Funeral Home –Lakeland Ledger, Jan 26, 2012 -
> Betty LaRue- 78 - Winter Haven - Betty LaRue, died of heart failure Oct. 29, 2006. Preceded in death by husband, William. Survived by 1 son; 1 grandchild. Memorial services at later date. Steele's Family Funeral Service, Winter Haven. – Ledger, Nov. 1, 2006
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> DIANE L. LaRUE – 66 - WINTER HAVEN - Diane LaRue, 66, died of cardiopulmonary arrest 12/31/13. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Steele's Family Funeral Services –Ledger Jan. 3, 2014
> WERNER CLAY "SKEET" FULTON  -  89 - Citrus Grower
WINTER HAVEN - W.C. "Skeet" Fulton died Friday, April 4, 2014 of heart failure at his residence in Winter Haven, FL.  He was born May 13, 1924 in Bartow, FL to the late Surgeon L. and Gladys Jones Fulton. He was a resident of Winter Haven for seven years, having been a long time resident of Frostproof. He attended school in Bartow and was a member of the Summerlin Institute Class of 1942.  He studied briefly at Auburn University before joining the United States Air Force where he served as a flight instructor until the end of World War II of Frostproof, and together they attended the . In 1946, he married his childhood sweetheart, Betty Jane KeenUniversity of Florida where he received a B.S. in Agricultural Economics. He was a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity. After graduation from college, Skeet and Betty Jane returned to Polk County and he began work at the Florida Citrus Experiment Station in Lake Alfred, FL. They eventually moved to Frostproof where he was employed by Armour Fertilizer. > In 1949, Mr. Fulton opened Fulton Grove Service, Inc. in Alturas, FL, the predecessor company to Fulton-Cole Seed Co., a full service grove caretaking, seed harvesting and fruit production organization. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Frostproof where he taught Sunday School, served as Chairman of the Building Committee and Chairman of the Administrative Board. He was a member of the American Legion Post 95 and Past President of the Frostproof Lions Club.  In later years, he and his wife joined the First Presbyterian Church, where he served as a Deacon. Skeet enjoyed raising registered Quarter horses and participating in horse shows with his family.  He was an avid fisherman, hunter and golfer, and was a member of Pinecrest and Lake Wales Country Clubs. > He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Betty Jane Fulton of Winter Haven, his three daughters; Deborah Keen Sizemore (Dr. Alan Sizemore) of Winter Haven, Jan Fulton Crawford (C. Hugh Crawford, Jr.) of Bartow, Lynn Fulton Aaron of Winter Haven, and his sister, Yvonne Fulton of Jacksonville. > He is also survived by two granddaughters and four grandsons: JaLeeann Johnston (Jeremiah) of Winter Haven, Lorilynn Cox (Adam) of Naples, Dr. B. Clay Sizemore (Marcy) of Thomasville, Ga., Preston A. Sizemore (Marie) of Palm Beach Gardens, W.A. "Drew" Crawford of Bartow, and Claudius H. "Chip" Crawford, III of Providence, R.I.; and seven great grandchildren.  His family will forever treasure the love he had for his wife, his wonderful sense of humor, and his unfailing devotion. The family will receive friends Thursday, April 10th 2014, 1:00-2:00 pm, at the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, 205 E. Stanford Street, Bartow. Funeral Services will follow at 2:00 pm at the Church. Interment will be held at Silver Hill Cemetery, Frostproof. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Avenue, Auburndale, 33823, or charity of choice. Condolences to family at www.whiddenmcleanfuneralhome.com - Ledger, April 7, 2014

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