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> CLAYTON PAUL SHERROUSE – 83 - Water Crew Foreman
LAKELAND - Mr. Clayton Paul Sherrouse died of Alzheimer's Tuesday (Dec. 6, 2011). Born in Polk County on July 29, 1928, he was a lifelong resident. He was a water crew foreman in the Lakeland Electric and Water industry, retiring in 1987 after 30 years of service. He served in the National Guard for 11 years, and was a member of Cleveland Heights Baptist Church. >  Mr. Sherrouse is survived by his wife of 61 years, Margaret M. Sherrouse, Lakeland, sons Steve L. Sherrouse, Lakeland, Pastor Paul (Peggy) Sherrouse, Ft. Smith, AR, grandson Steven Sherrouse, Grantsboro, N.C, granddaughter Alicia J. Goodwin, Lakeland, grandson Rev. Matthew Sherrouse, Brazil, SA, granddaughter Holly L. (Ben) Bradt, Ft. Smith, AR, grandsons Joshua D. Sherrouse, Pensacola, Daniel T. Sherrouse, John Paul Sherrouse, both of Ft. Smith, AR, 6 great grandchildren.  Visitation will be Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011,at Cleveland Heights Baptist Church. Services will follow at the church. Interment will be in Socrum Cemetery. Lanier Funeral Home – Ledger, Dec. 9, 2011
> CLAUDE SHERROUSE,Sr. - 79 - Heavy Equipment Operator
Claude Sherrouse Sr.- of Bonifay, passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 at the Bonifay Nursing and Rehab facility. Claude was born May 7, 1933 in Polk County, to Lemuel and Allie Sherrouse. He worked as a heavy equipment operator after serving in the United States Army, and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Lakeland. > He is survived by his loving wife, Billie Jo Sherrouse of Bonifay; son, Calvin Sherrouse Jr. (Marsha) of Bonifay; two daughters, Carla Parrish (Everette) of Polk City, Caye Tilton of Jacksonville; eight grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. Services were held, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 at Bethel Baptist Church in Lakeland, with visitation one-hour prior. The Rev. Jason Grime officiated, with Obert Funeral Home of Chipley, directing.  Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser November 7, 2012 (Everette) of Polk City, Caye Tilton of Jacksonville; eight grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.  
> MR. EARL WALTER SHERROUSE – 81 - Rancher   - h/o- Martha Roberts Sherrouse
LAKELAND -- Mr. Earl Walter Sherrouse of Lakeland died of cancer Saturday (June 26, 2004) at his home. He was born June 23, 1923, he was a lifelong resident of Lakeland. He was a rancher and cattleman. He worked for Lakeland Packing Co. for 25 years. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. > Mr. Sherrouse is survived by his wife, Martha Sherrouse; daughter, Kathy Watkins, Lakeland; brother, Dalton Sherrouse, Lakeland; sisters, Shirley Wyatt, Geneva Wyatt and Oleta Bryant, all of Lakeland; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Tuesday at Lanier Funeral Home, Lakeland. Services will be held  Wednesday at Bethel Baptist Church, Lakeland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bethel Baptist Church Building Fund, 31125, W. Socrum Loop Road, Lakeland, FL.  33801.-Ledger,June 28, 2004
> EDITH E. SHERROUSE – 79 - Lakeland Packing House
KATHLEEN -- Mrs. Edith E. Sherrouse of Kathleen died Tuesday (June 14, 2005) of congestive heart failure at Tandem Health Care at Lake Parker. She was born on May 26, 1926, in Lakeland, she was a lifelong resident. She was a citrus packer for Lakeland Packing House for more than 30 years. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.
Mrs. Sherrouse was preceded in death by her husband, Denver Sherrouse. > She is survived by her sons; Jimmy Sherrouse, Kathleen, Larry H. Sherrouse, Wayne "Chip" Sherrouse, both of Lakeland; daughter, Darlene McNey, Lakeland; sister, Vera Huffstutler, Dade City; brother, Charles Tillman, Wauchula; 21 grandchildren; and 32
great-grandchildren.  Visitation will be Friday at Bethel Baptist Church. Services will follow at 11 a.m. at the church. Lanier Funeral Home.   Ledger, June 16, 2005

> HOLLIS M. “Pappy” SHERROUSE – 88 – Welder for Lakeland Electric
LAKELAND -- Mr. Hollis M. "Pappy" Sherrouse of Lakeland died of congestive heart failure Monday (July 19, 2004) at home. He was born in Socrum on June 20, 1916, he came to Lakeland at a young age. He was a welder for Lakeland Electric. He was a Baptist. > Mr. Sherrouse is survived by his wife, Martha Sherrouse; son, Charles "Bunk" Sherrouse, Lakeland; daughter, Carrie Norton, Lakeland; brother, Clayton Sherrouse, Lakeland; sister, Nina Grigsby, Lakeland; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services will be Wednesday at Socrum Cemetery, Lakeland. Lanier Funeral Home.- Ledger, July 20, 2004
> MARTHA ROBERTS SHERROUSE – 87 - Lakeland Packing Co.  - w/o- Earl Walter Sherrouse
LAKELAND - Martha Roberts Sherrouse born on Thursday, October 30, 1924, entered into Heaven Tuesday, July 24, 2012 of COPD.  Mrs. Sherrouse was a lifelong resident of Polk County living in North Lakeland her entire life. She was employed for 16 years with the Lakeland Packing Company. She was a loving "Mom" who loved her family more than herself, and was a 65 year member of Bethel Baptist Church in North Lakeland. >She was preceded into heaven by her husband Earl Sherrouse, a son Irvin Sherrouse Sr. and grandson Irvin Jr.  > Surviving are her daughter Kathy Watkins and husband Lee, daughter in law Ann Sherrouse, grandchildren Amy Skaggs (Shawn), Steven Watkins, Tonya Stricklin (Bill), David Bayhan (Carrie), and great grandchildren Kalee, Trevor, Elleri, Ben and Stephanie, and many nieces and nephews in the Roberts and Sherrouse families.  Visitation will be on Monday, July 30, 2012 ,with service to follow  at Bethel Baptist Church, 3125 West Socrum Loop Rd., Lakeland, FL, 33810, with burial in Socrum Cemetery. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations in Mom's memory be made to Bethel Baptist Church, Building Fund. Arrangements by Gentry-Morrison, Northside. – Ledger,July 28, 2012
> BONITA SHERROUSE BOOTH - 84 -A School Lunchroom Lady
Lakeland- Mrs. Bonita Sherrouse Booth, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 15, 2009 from complications of Alzheimer's. Born in Lakeland on April 25, 1925 she was a lifelong resident. She was a Lunchroom Lady for the Public Schools and a member of Bethel Baptist Church. > She was preceded in death by her husband, Loyd Booth.  >She is survived by her daughter, Vicki (Joe) Weinhold of Lakeland; sons, Larry (Wanda) Booth and Gary (Michelle) Booth both of Lakeland; brother, Claude Sherrouse of Bonifay, FL; four grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. 
> NINA SHERROUSE GRIGSBY – 85 - Kathleen Sr. High School Cafeteria
PLANT CITY - Mrs. Nina Sherrouse Grigsby, died of heart failure Tuesday (Jan. 9, 2007). Born in Socrum, Florida on January 11, 1921, she was a lifelong resident of the Kathleen and Lakeland area. She retired as the cafeteria manager from Kathleen Senior High School in 1987, after 25 years of service. She was of the Baptist faith. Nina loved her job working with the students at Kathleen Sr. High School. She was a great cook, and the teachers can tell you about her cinnamon buns. She followed sporting events including football, baseball, and often assisted Coach Jay Hickman in Cross country track events. She could be heard cheering her beloved Red Devils and ringing her cow bell at football games. She loved the Detroit Tigers and attended spring training games for many years. She enjoyed crafts such as crochet, needle point, and was an excellent seamstress. She loved all animals and often fed the birds and squirrels. > She was preceded in death by her father, Paul Sherrouse; mother, Mildred Sherrouse; brother, Hollis Marion Sherrouse. > She is survived by her daughters, Mary Lou Bryan, Carolyn Ritter, both of Lakeland; sons, William Richard Grigsby, James Robert Grigsby, both of Lakeland; brother, Clayton Paul Sherrouse, Lakeland; 9 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild. Visitation will be Thursday at Lanier Funeral Home chapel. Services will follow at 7 p.m. at Lanier Funeral Home. Interment will be in Socrum Cemetery at 10 a.m. Friday. – Ledger, Jan. 10, 2007.
> GENEVIEVE SHERROUSE WYATT – 87 - Homemaker
LAKELAND - Mrs. Genevieve Sherrouse Wyatt, died of Alzheimer's disease Monday (March 12, 2007). Born September 29, 1919, in Lakeland, Genevieve was a lifelong resident of Lakeland and a homemaker. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and a beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. > Mrs. Wyatt was preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Ollie Sherrouse; and husband, Clyde L. Wyatt. > She is survived by her daughters, Janet Perrone Cromas, Florence Perrone Bond, both of Lakeland; granddaughter, Debbie Cash, Lakeland; great- grandson, Ryan Cash, Lakeland; great- granddaughter, Taylor Cash, Lakeland; sister, Shirley Sherrouse Wyatt, Lakeland; numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Thursday at Lanier Funeral Home chapel. Services will be Friday at Bethel Baptist Church, new sanctuary. Interment will be in Socrum Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Florida Gulf Coast, 520 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL., 33801. – Ledger, March 14, 2007
> CAROLYN NORMA CASH SHERROUSE - 84 -
 LAKELAND - Mrs. Carolyn Norma Sherrouse passed away Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at her home due to complications of cancer. She was born April 18, 1930 in Iva, South Carolina to Max and Frances (Wiles) Cash. She was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Lakeland. > Mrs. Sherrouse was preceded in death by her husband, Lemuel Sherrouse and her brother, Max Leon Cash, Jr. > Survivors include her son, Lemuel Sherrouse, Jr (Kathy); daughters, Lee Ashley (Mark) and Lynn Smailes (Michael); 7 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson. There will be a visitation on Monday (tomorrow) at Bethel Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 AM at the church. Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home at Serenity Gardens. – Ledger, Dec. 28, 2014
> RONALD 'CHIP' SHERROUSE – 66 - Publix Super Markets
LAKELAND - Ronald 'Chip' Sherrouse, a lifelong resident of Lakeland, passed away at home, peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, after a long battle with cancer. Chip had attended Kathleen High School, where he was an active member of FFA. Following high school, he began working for Yogurt Masters for many years, then he moved to Lykes Bros. where he worked as a foreman for 18 years, and then for Publix where he ran the blow mold machine that made milk cartons. He retired from there in 2009 after 23 years. He was a 25 years member of Bethel Baptist Church, where he volunteered to oversee the grounds at Socrum Cemetery, and was a member of the Lakeland Lions Club. > Chip is survived by his wife of 43 years, Barbara; three daughters, Teresa Renaud and husband Adam, Christy Jayne and husband Steven, and Heather Norris and husband Ronnie; a sister Darlene McNey; two brothers, Jimmy and wife Joan, and Larry; and six grandchildren: Caleb Brown, Brandon (Tyler) Brown, Alyssa Renaud, Courtney Jayne, Gabby Jayne and Logan Norris.> He was preceded in death by a sister Carolyn Waid. Friends are invited to attend the visitation to be held on Thursday, Feb. 19, at Bethel Baptist Church. Services will begin at 12:00. Burial is to follow at Socrum Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home at Serenity Gardens. –Ledger, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015
> DALTON LUTHER SHERROUSE -  89 - Rancher & Farmer - h/o- Joyce Goodman Sherrouse
LAKELAND - Mr. Dalton Luther Sherrouse, died Tues., Jan. 23, 2007 of cancer. Mr. Sherrouse was a retired cattle rancher and farmer, the 5th generation of Florida ranchers and farmers. He relished long days working alongside his family, and always looked forward to a full and hearty meal. He was a faithful member of Bethel Baptist Church for 76 years, where he was very active in various leadership positions, and served as a Deacon for many years. He was a man of strong faith and personal integrity, and his reputation mattered to him. He was most proud of the long marriage he and his wife, Joyce, shared.  He was a 3rd generation Floridian and was born and raised in Polk County, as were his father and grandfather.   Because of his long and deep ties to Polk County and his sharp memory, he could always be counted on to provide important and entertaining details about long forgotten relations and events, and he enjoyed doing so. His always upbeat, positive attitude and pleasant temperament were what defined his character, personality and longevity. So obvious were these qualities that those meeting him for the first time immediately recognized and commented upon it. Perhaps most astonishing was his ability to sustain this attitude throughout the various stages of his life, even at the end of his life. He was a long time member of the Polk County Farm Bureau and the Polk County Cattleman's Association. He also served as a Poll Deputy for the Polk County Elections Office for many years, an activity he enjoyed greatly as it gave him opportunity to meet and exchange pleasantries with a variety of people. > Mr. Sherrouse is survived by his wife of almost 67 years, Joyce; sons, Gerald and Kenneth, Lakeland, son, Dayton, Augusta, Ga.; daughter, Lois, Lakeland; daughters-in-law, Beckie, Lisa and Laura; son-in-law, Lamar Murphy; 7 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Shirley Wyatt and Genevieve Wyatt, Lakeland and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. > He was preceded in death by his parents, Ollie and Luther Sherrouse; brothers, Denver, Earl and Raymond; sisters, Oleta Bryant and Alvina Bryant. The family wishes to acknowledge the efforts and kindness of numerous caregivers over the past several years. Additionally, the care and concern provided by Oakbridge Healthcare and Good Shepherd Hospice is greatly appreciated.  In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Bethel Baptist
Church Building Fund, 3125 Socrum Loop Road W., Lakeland, Florida 33810. Visitation will be held  Friday at Gentry-Morrison Northside Chapel with a celebration of a life to follow at Bethel Baptist Church on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. Interment at will follow  Socrum Cemetery .  Ledger, January 25, 2007
> JOYCE GOODMAN SHERROUSE – 83- Homemaker  - w/o - Dalton Luther Sherrouse
LAKELAND - Mrs. Joyce Goodman Sherrouse died Saturday, December 15, 2007 of heart failure. Mrs. Sherrouse was born and raised in Polk County as were her parents. She had been an active member of Bethel Baptist Church since 1948. Her strong faith and the love and care of family sustained her throughout life. She devoted her life to making a home for her family and working alongside her beloved husband, Dalton, in their farming and cattle ranching business. At the time of his death in January 2007, they had been married almost 67 years.  For many years, Mrs. Sherrouse, along with her husband, volunteered at local precincts for the Polk County Elections Office, and she was always very involved in her community and with helping others in a variety of ways. She enjoyed fishing and singing, especially with her sister, Gladys, as well as attending family reunions. She was quite accomplished at crocheting and sewing and made many works of art over the years. She was known throughout the Socrum community for her cooking skills and, as with many southern women, she equated food and plenty of it with hospitality, comfort, and friendship. Her life was one of duty and devotion to her husband, family, friends, and God. > She is survived by her sons, Gerald and Kenneth, Lakeland, son, Dayton, Augusta, GA; daughter, Lois Murphy, Lakeland; daughters-in-law, Beckie, Laura, and Lisa; son-in-law, Lamarr Murphy; 7 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. > Mrs. Sherrouse was preceded in death by her husband, Dalton Luther Sherrouse, and her parents, Viola and Bihue Goodman. > Mrs. Sherrouse was the last remaining sibling of 11 children, having been preceded in death by sisters: Dollie Tillman, Eunice West, Margaret Waters, Gladys Mixson, Lucille Bragg, Miriam Goodman, Alice Goodman, and brothers: Leslie, Everett, and Willis. The family wishes to acknowledge the efforts and kindness of numerous caregivers
over the past several years. Additionally, the care and concern provided by Good Shepherd Hospice is greatly appreciated.  In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Bethel Baptist Church Building Fund, 3125 West Socrum Loop Road, Lakeland, FL 33810.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at Gentry- Morrison Funeral Home, Northside Chapel with services at Bethel Baptist Church, Lakeland on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 Interment at Socrum Cemetery.Ledger,December 18, 2007
Janie Hall -  Ann Sherouse -  Arlene Sherrouse - Billie Sherrouse - Matthew Sherrouse  - Myrna Sherrouse -
Thomas G. Sherrouse -  Norman Carl Sherrouse -  

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