|>BROWNING, William E. - "W. E. "
The Ledger, Monday, Feb. 28, 1927
Many friends mourn the death of a beloved Pioneer Resident in Lakeland, William Browning passed away Sunday, Feb. 27, 1927 at 11:30 at the residence, 115 South Tennessee Ave. Mr. Browning had made his home here for the past 25 years and was known to both young and old as "Dad" Browning.
The body was prepared for burial bySherrill and Smith and will be taken to Thomasville, Ga. former home of the family, following a funeral here, following the arrival by the son PAUL Browning, who is on the way from his home in Cordele, Ga.
Mr. Browning was born in Thomasville, Ga. on Oct. 14, 1856, and was therefore past 71 years of age. He was a member of the First Methodist Church.
Mr. Browning is survived by his devoted wife, Mrs. Dorothy J. BROWNING, the son Paul of Cordele, Ga. and a daughter, Miss Annie Browning of this city and a grandson, Paul Lamar Browning of Cordele, Ga.
For 35 years "Dad" Browning was connected with the Lakeland Police Department, giving up his duties on account of failing health. His cheerful service was observed and admired not only by associates, but by the citizens in general, in and out of the office. Mr. Browning was continually adding to his number of friends. Death came at the end of a long illness that had kept him confined to his bed most of the time for the last year, during which time he recieved the devoted attention of his family and expression of interest and affection from many friends.
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|>BROWNING, W. E. "William E."
Funeral services- The Ledger, Tuesday, March 1, 1927 -
Relatives and Friends pay Tribute to Loveable Pioneer:
Funeral services over the remains of William E. Browning, whose death occured at his home on S.Tenn. Ave. Sunday afternoon, were held from the parlors of Sherrill and Smith this morning in the persence of a large company of friends. Dr. W. K. Piner, Fort Pierce, formerly of Lakeland and Dr. W. A. Myres, pastor of the First Methodist Church here, conducted the service.
The remians were taken this afternoon to Thomasville, Ga. his place of birth for interment..
Dr. Piner, who knew "Dad" Browning over a period of years, commented on his unfailing cheerfulness and expressed the hope that when the trumpet is sounded for himself and others , it may be said of them, like it could be said of the deceased, that their years were spent in scattering sunshine. No one can recall when Dad Browning did not have a cheerful word for all his friends and when one came to know him, he at once entered that class.
Dr. Myres read the scripture lessons and a quartette composed of George Bayless, first tenor; L. W. Bloom, second tenor; Bon Cook, first bass; and John Ray, second bass, sang "Nearer, My God to Thee" and "Let the Lower Lights Be Burning"
Honorary pallbearers were , Sam H. Farabee, H. H. DeLoach, J. K. Stephens, C. E. Holmes, J. R. Powell and J. W. Reddick.
A profusion of lovely flowers covered the casket.
Woodrow W. - 1907
Woodrow W. Hancock of Fort Meade, was 70 years of age, he lived at 201 N. Pine Ave. Woodrow died Wednesday,June 21, 1978 at Lakeland General Hospital.
Mr. Hancock was a member of a Pioneer Family of Fort Meade which engaged in the early development of the cattle industry. He was also a citrus grower and belonged to the First Baptist Church and Florida Cattlemen's Association.
Woodrow is survived by his wife Beulah Maxine Russell Hancock of Fort Meade; his daughters, Sandra H. Mitchell, Winter Haven and Karen Hancock, Farmville, N.C.; His son, Woodrow "Woody" W. Hancock, Jr., Orlando; his sisters, Clara Harrell, Orlando and Alene Collins, Fort Meade. Moody Funeral Home of Fort Meade in charge of arrangements. ( The Ledger, Friday, June 23, 1978 )
Funeral services for Woodrow W. Hancock, age 70 of Fort Meade, were held at Moody Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, June 24, 1978, with the Rev. V. Miles Patterson officiating
Interment followed in Hancock Cemetery, Fort Meade.
Marriage Notes for Woodrow W. Hancock:
Woodrow and Beulah Maxine Russell were married in Polk County on; Aug. 26, 1934 -
no death date for Beulah at this time ,but her birth was said to have been- Nov. 7, 1914.
DLANIE COWART BARBER, 98
FORT MEADE - Dlanie Barber 98, of Ft. Meade died of natural causes at Bartow Center 11-19-2010.
Born Dlanie Cowart in Silco, Georgia on June 12, 1912. Traveled to Florida that same year, 1912, on a wagon pulled by oxen. She grew up raising chickens, cows, and farming the land in rural Polk and Hardee Counties before eventually settling down on the outskirts of Fort Meade. Worked for the Polk County School Board as a "lunchroom lady" during the 1960's and 1970's at Riverside Elementary School in Ft. Meade, serving lunch to students during school and selling chocolate chip cookies and moon-drops out the back door of the lunchroom after school. She was a fantastic cook. Her cinnamon rolls and yeast rolls were the best.
Married to Joe Coulter, now deceased, May 28, 1927.
Married to C. A. Barber, now deceased, Dec 24, 1942.
Survived by: sons Joe Coulter of Ft. Meade, Hubert Coulter of Ft. Meade, Jimmy Coulter of Ft. Meade, Calvin Barber of Bowling Green. Daughter Valeria Murray of El Dorado, CA & Many grandchildren, great gra- ndchildren, and great great grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: Sisters Jinnie and Famie, daughter Frances Free of Texas, son Jack Coulter of Ft. Meade.
Funeral Services will be held Nov. 21, 2010 at 3pm at McLean Funeral home in Ft. Meade.