Polk Co., Florida
 Obits - 3
This Flag Flies for our Vets

> HUBERT M. ANDERSON -  89 - Mulberry Police Force & Grocery Store Owner

MEDULLA -- Mr. Hubert M. Anderson worked closely with the citizens of Mulberry through his work on the Mulberry Police force and through Anderson's Grocery Store, a mom and pop grocery store that he and his wife owned and operated for a number of years. "At one time, he knew everybody that lived in Mulberry," his son, Max Anderson, of Puerto Rico said. The lifelong resident of the area died of pancreatic cancer Thursday (Dec. 22, 2005) at home. He was born on Feb. 27, 1916, in Chicora and grew up on a farm there. "He used to tell me he wasn't a cowboy, he was a cow hunter; a young teenager working with his dad on the farm and they would go out and hunt cows," Max Anderson said. Mr. Anderson served on the Florida Militia before he served with the Merchant Marines in World War II. He moved to Mulberry from Chicora where he opened his grocery store that was located on East Canal Street in Mulberry, and he and his wife ran the business together for many years before selling it. "My brother at one time worked for him at the store, and I worked there as a bag boy," Max Anderson said. Mr. Anderson joined the Mulberry Police Department, where he was a sergeant on the force. He later retired as a security guard for IMC. Mr. Anderson had an interest in electronics and ham radios, and he was an experienced marksman. He also enjoyed fishing for freshwater bass. He was a Christian.> Mr. Anderson was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Louise Anderson, in 2001. In addition to his son, Max Anderson, he is survived by his sisters, Mabel Durrance, Medulla, Lucile McLaulin, Lawrenceville, Ga.; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-greatgrandchildren. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 this morning at Seigler Funeral Home, Highway 60 E., Mulberry. Services will follow at 10 at the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army. -Ledger, Dec. 24, 2005 - Burial in Fitzgerald Cemetery

> BILLY ROSCO  ADAMS - 81 - Millwright
LAKELAND - Billy R. Adams died November 18, 2011 at home of heart failure. Billy was born on May 14, 1930 in Adamsville, Fl. to Paul G. & Hazel (Davis) Adams. Billy moved to Lakeland from Bartow 54 years ago. Billy was a millwright, devoted family man and avid hunter, a member of Ardella Baptist Church.  >Billy is survived by his wife of 54 years Libby Adams, daughters Elaine (Johnny) Bowman, Sherian (James) Albritton, son Ken (Donna) Adams, six grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, brother's Leon & Carl Adams, sister Elva Elwell. Memorial services will be held Monday November 21, 2011 at Ardella Baptist Church-709 W. Pipkin Rd. Lakeland. with Dr. David Morton officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice. 105 Arneson Ave. Auburndale, Fl. 33823. Condolences may be sent to the Arrangements entrusted to Seigler Funeral Home-Mulberry, Fl.-Ledger, Nov. 20, 2011 - Burial listed as Fitzgerald Cemetery, Lakeland, Fl. 

> ROSA LEE ARMSTRONG  - 83 - Homemaker
MULBERRY - Mrs. Rosa Lee Armstrong of Mulberry, FL, died Aug. 16, 2011 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center from heart failure. She was born in Tallahassee, FL, on Aug. 20, 1927. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethel M.B. Church, Mulberry. >Mrs. Armstrong was preceded in death by her husband Robert Lu Armstrong, Sr. >She is survived by daughters Linda Armstrong Nelson (Robert), Snellville, GA, Mae Childs (Alvin) Lakeland, FL; sons Johnny Armstrong Mulberry, FL, Samuel Armstrong (Doris), Bartow, FL, Billy Armstrong Lakeland FL, Julian Armstrong Sr. (Melissa) Mulberry; sister Evelyn Grant Tallahassee, FL; 25 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday at Bethel M.B. Church, Mulberry. Funeral service will be Saturday at Williams Funeral Home.-Ledger, Aug. 25, 2011 -
LAKE WALES - Wynell Clara Alderman passed away May 12, 2020 at AdventHealth Lake Wales. Mrs. Alderman was born in Nichols, FL, on September 7, 1938, to George W. & Clara (Shepherd) Layton. She moved from Willow Oak to Lake Wales one year ago. She was a C.N.A. and of the Baptist faith. >She is preceded in death by her grandson: Trey Burnside. >She is survived by her sons: Chuck (Cindy) Alderman, Kevin Alderman, Mark (Robin) Alderman, daughter: Terrie (Marty) Townson, 13 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild; sisters Vondeen Kiger, Bonnie Craig and brother Donald Layton. Graveside services will be held Friday: May 15, 2020 at 12:00 P.M. at Fitzgerald Cemetery. ALL in attendance must practice social distancing.
Condolences may be sent to the family @ Arrangements have been entrusted to Seigler Funeral Home, Mulberry, Florida. - Ledger, May 15, 2020.
LAKELAND - Cathy Lynn Hagins passed away March 23, 2020 at Lakeland Regional Health. Cathy was born in Plant City, Florida on December 29, 1955 to Robert & Mildred (Lewis) Anderson. Cathy had lived in Lakeland all her life; she was a collections secretary for W.S. Badcock and of the Pentecostal faith. >She is survived by her husband: David Hagins, son: Jeremy (Brandy) Hagins, sister: Sally Fay Thornton, brother: Charles Anderson and grandchildren Laya & Lucas. Graveside services will be held Thursday, March 26, 2020 at Fitzgerald Cemetery, Fitzgerald Road, Lakeland, FL, 33813. Condolences may be sent to the family @ Arrangements have been entrusted to Seigler Funeral Home: Mulberry, Florida.  - Ledger, March 25, 2020.
>  VIRGIL CLAIR WILKERSON - 91 - Barber Browns Barber Shop
LAKELAND - Virgil Clair Wilkerson passed away peacefully, Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at Lakeland Regional Health. He was born in Plant City on January 21, 1928. He was a lifelong resident of the Lakeland area. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII and barbered for 40 plus years, most of which were at Brown's Barber Shop in Mulberry. Virgil was an active member of Ardella Baptist Church for over 50 years. He was also the trustee and primary caretaker of Fitzgerald Cemetery. >Virgil was preceded in death by his (first wife) of 56 years, Peggy; # 2 wife Berta; and great grandson Noah. >He is survived by son Michael (Patty) Wilkerson, daughter Sharon (Barry) Johnson, daughter Lynda Wilkerson; grandchildren Missy, Jennifer, Todd (Wendy), Rusty (Heidi), Amanda, Christopher (Sarah), Lisa; great grandchildren Rae, Tyler, BreAnna, Madi, Kye, and was looking forward to two more on the way. The family will receive friends Monday, January 6, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 P.M. at Seigler Funeral Home, 1300 Hwy. 60 E., Mulberry. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. at Fitzgerald Cemetery in Lakeland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fitzgerald Cemetery, 6810 Taylor Road, Lakeland, FL, 33811. Condolences may be sent to the family @ Arrangements have been entrusted to Seigler Funeral Home, Mulberry, FL. -  The Ledger, Jan. 3, 2020.
> LILLIAN DOSSEY HUGGINS - 87 -  Homemaker  - w/o- Bascom T. Hugging
Medulla:  Mrs. Lillian Dossey Huggins of Medula dies Tuesday, April 9, 1996 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Born in Medulla on Feb. 2, 1909, she was a lifelong Medulla resident. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Primative Baptist Church. She is survived by her son, James Huggins, Lakeland; sister, Elia  Jordan, Lakeland; 3 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. at A.M. Seilgler Funeral Home, Mulberry. Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday at Fitzgerald Cemetery. - Ledger, Wed. April 10, 1996
>  BASCOM T. HUGGINS - 81 - Self-Employed Carpenter  - h/o- Lilllian Dossey Huggins
Lakeland: Mr. Bascom T. Hugging of Lakeland died Sunday Feb. 27, 1994 at Lakeland Health Care Center. Born in Dothan, Ala. on March 22, 1912, he was a lifelong resident of Lakeland.  He was a Self-Employed Carpenter. He was a Primitive Baptist.  He is survived by his wife Lillian Huggins, Lakeland; Son; James Huggins, Lakeland; Brothers, Cauley Huggins, Tallahassee and Dewey Huggins, Holly Hill; Sisters, Essie Taylor, Decatur, Ala., and Doris Boseman and Helen Cook all of Lakeland; 3 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at A.M. Seigler Funeral Home 1300 E. Canal St. Mulberry. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home- Burial in Fitzgerald Cemetery. Ledger, Tuesday, March 1, 1994
DUCK HILL, Miss. -- Mr. Fred McArthur Temples of Duck Hill, Miss., formerly of Lakeland, died Sunday (Sept. 22, 2002) of injuries sustained in an auto accident in Duck Hill. He was born in Lakeland on Dec. 1, 1942, he moved to Duck Hill from Blountstown 10 years ago. He was a Marine Corps veteran and a Merchant Marine for 10 years.
 > Mr. Temples is survived by
his sons, Lee Temples, Marianna, Jason Temples, Pensacola; sisters, Edith Cauley, Lakeland, Edna Kirkland, Medulla; brothers, E.D. Temples, Willow Oak, O.C. Temples, Lakeland; two grandchildren. Services will be at 3 this afternoon at Countryside Funeral Chapel, Lakeland. Graveside services with military honors will follow at Fitzgerald Cemetery.- Ledger, Sept. 28, 2002 
> JAMES AURTHER WATSON, Sr. - 80 - Retired Painter for W.R.Grace
LAKELAND -- Mr. James Aurther Watson Sr. of Lakeland died Sunday (Oct. 13, 2002) of injuries sustained in an auto accident. He was born in Lakeland on Jan. 28, 1922, he was a lifelong resident. He was a retired painter for W.R. Grace and Co. He was a member of the Masons and the American Legion. He was a member of St. John's Primitive Baptist Church, where he was a deacon, and Sunday school superintendent. Mr. Watson is >survived by his wife, Annie Lee Watson; sons, James A. Watson Jr., Jonesboro, Ga., John Watson, Augusta, Ga.; one grandchild; one greatgrandchild. Visitation will be this evening at Charles A. Lewis Funeral Home, 609 W. Memorial Blvd. Graveside services will be ,Thursday at Fitzgerald Cemetery, Medulla.- Ledger, Oct. 16, 2002
> OMA L. ROBISON, Jr. - 83 -   W.R. Grace, Maintenance Mechanic
MEDULLA -- Mr. Oma L. Robison Jr. of Medulla died of heart failure Monday (March 6, 2006) at home. He was born in Lakeland on Sept. 12, 1923, he was a lifelong resident of the area. He was a maintenance mechanic for W.R. Grace. He was an Army veteran. He was a member of Medulla Baptist Church. >Mr. Robison is survived by his wife, Wanda Robison; daughter, Brenda Jones, Miami; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Seigler Funeral Home, Highway 60 East, Mulberry. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Fitzgerald Cemetery on Fitzgerald Road, Lakeland. - Ledger, March 8, 2006
>  EVELYN  F. HAYMAN - 90 -
MULBERRY - Evelyn F. Hayman died April,17, 2013 of heart failure. Survived by her loving family. Service 11 am Fri. 4/19/2013 at Fitzgerald Cemetery. Seigler Funeral Home.
> GEORGE R. TUCKER – 52 - Welder   -  Ledger,April 15, 2010
MULBERRY - George R. Tucker,died April 14, 2010 at L.R.M.C. of heart failure. George was born in Tampa, FL. on August 29, 1957. George has lived in Mulberry all his life. > George is preceded in death by his father Clifford M. Tucker. George worked for I.M.C. as a welder and of the Church of God faith. >George is survived by his mother Betty Lou Tucker, brothers Robert (Cheryl) Tucker, Johnny Tucker, sisters Linda Prine Jones, Nancy (Johnnie) Boyette and many other loving extended family members. Graveside services will be Friday April 16, 2010 at Fitzgerald Cemetery, Fitzgerald Road, Lakeland, FL.  Arrangements entrusted to Seigler Funeral Home-Mulberry, FL. 
> DAIL, WILLIAM L., Sr. -  79 - Retired, Grace Chemical Co.
William L. Dail, Sr. of Lakeland, died Wednesday. He was born in Norman Park, Georgia, and had lived in Florida since 1919. He was a member of the Medulla Baptist Church and a retired Grace Chemical Co. employee. > Survivors include: His wife; Mrs. J. Alleta Snow Dail, Lakeland; 4 sons; John, William, Joe and Charlie Dail, all of Lakeland; 5 daughters; Mrs. Richard Parker and Mrs. Steve Murariu, both of Lakeland, Mrs. H. L. Reynolds, Hallandale, Mrs. M. M. Meradith, Fort Pierce, Mrs. Tony Bell, Palmetto; 2 brothers; Leon Dail, Lakeland, and Lester Dail, Davenport; 3 sisters; Mrs. Lury Taylor and Mrs. Jewell Chapman, Davenport, and Mrs. Bessie Snow, Palmetto; 26 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home, Lakeland. -Ledger,Thurs., Nov. 22, 1973
>Funeral Service for William L. Dail, Sr. - who died Wednesday (Nov.21,1973 ) of Dail Road, Medulla, will be held Friday, at the Medulla Church. The Rev. Hubert Barnes, Pastor of the Gapway Baptist Church will officiate, Interment will be in the Fitzgerald Cemetery.

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