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>MR. HOLLIS S. BRYANT – 89 - Welder for Borden Chemical Co.
LAKELAND -- Mr. Hollis S. Bryant of Lakeland died of heart disease Tuesday (April 4, 2006) at Savannah Cottage in Lakeland. Born in Lakeland on Nov. 7, 1916, he was a lifelong resident. He was a welder for Borden Chemical Co. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. > Mr. Bryant was preceded in death by his wife, Ella Bryant.  >  He is survived by his daughters, Ernestine Mixon, Doris Lacy, both of Lakeland; sons, Hollie S. Bryant, Lamar K. Bryant, Claude M. Bryant, Thomas A. Bryant, all of Lakeland, Joe A. Bryant, Kodak, Tenn.; 18 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.  Visitation will be Thursday at Countryside Funeral Chapel. Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in Socrum Cemetery. -  Ledger on Apr. 5, 2006
>DOROTHY J. BRYANT – 72 –  Owner of a Badcock Furniture - Ledger, Feb. 25, 2010
LAKELAND - Mrs. Dorothy J. Bryant, died of a brain aneurysm Tuesday (Feb. 23, 2010).  Born in Lakeland on Sept. 17, 1937, she was a lifelong resident. She was the owner of Badcock Furniture store in Leesburg. She was a member of Galloway Assembly of God. > Mrs. Bryant was preceded in death by her husband Raymond H. Bryant. > She is survived by her sons Raymond Bryant and Lena, Warren Bryant and Cissy, both of Kathleen, FL.; brother Tommy Robbins, Lakeland; sisters Betty Turner, Lakeland, Marie Mills, Tallahassee, Joyce Robbins and Jan, Thomasville, GA., Peggy "Dean" Strogoff, Wildwood, FL.; granddaughters, Christian and Sammy, Amber, Emily; grandsons Justin and Maydee, Zach, Daniel; great grandson Jordan; her cats, Toby and Clo.  Visitation will be Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010 at Fellowship Assembly of God. Services will follow at Fellowship Assembly of God. Interment will be in Socrum Cemetery. Lanier Funeral Home. 
> ROSCOE COSTINE - 71 -  Cattleman -  Ledger, Monday, Dec. 10, 1962
Roscoe Costine of Route 5, died yesterday afternoon at his home. A native of Polk Co., he had lived here all his life.  A cattleman, Mr Costine was a member of Gapway Baptist Church.> He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Costine; 8 daughters, Misses Lauania and Marie Costine, Mrs. Lois Bowden, Mrs. Bernice Buchanon and Mrs. Lenora Huckabay, all of Lakeland, Mrs. Margie Rehberg of Mulberry, Mrs. Velma Tidwell of Winter Haven and Miss Martha Lee Costine of Illinois; 4 sons, Clarence R., Elwin and Earlow Costine, all of Lakeland and Ray W. Costine of Zephyrhills; a step-son, Nathan Platt of Lakeland; 4 brothers, L. V., A. W., Walter and T. D. Costine, all of Lakeland; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ollie Sherrouse and Mrs. Elischer Rutledge, both of Lkeland; 20 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.  Services will be held tomorrow at 3 at Gapway Baptist Church. Burial will be at Socrum Cemetery. Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. -
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> COSTINE - RITES - Ledger Wed. Dec. 12, 1962
 Services for Roscoe Costine were held yesterday afternoon at Gapway Baptist Church. The Rev. S. E. Simmons, pastor of Bethany Baptist Church in Plant City, the Rev. R. F. O'Steen, pastor of Skyland Baptist Church and the Rev. Elvin R. Hall, pastor of Gapway Baptist, officiated.  Music was presented by Ernest Selph, Aldine Combee, Vivian Selph, Oris Combee and Mrs. Diane Fields.  Pallbearers were Bill Brown, Alfred  (Budd) Costine, Dalton Sherrouse, Horance Costine and Norell Costine. Honorary pallbearers were, Harry McCallan, Harry Grimes, Check Powell, Wesley Deeson, Monroe Fussell, D. H. Handley, Tolbert Carroll, Flem Parrish, Charlie Grimes, Archie Brown, William Rutledge and Dr. James R. West.
 Burial was at Socrum Cemetery under the direction of Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home.
> ALFRED L. “Buddy” COSTINE - Birth: June 20, 1926 – D: Feb. 12, 2007 in Polk Co., Fl.
   ( s/o – Walter & Exa Pauline Waddell Costine )
 Alfred L. "Buddy" Costine - 80 - Road Maintenance Foreman Polk County 
Lakeland, - Alfred L. "Buddy" Costine, died of cancer Monday, Feb. 12, 2007.  Born June 20, 1926, in Lakeland, FL., he was a lifelong resident of Lakeland. Buddy retired as a Road Maintenance Foreman for the Polk County Board of County Commissioners after 25 years of service. Also a cattleman, he was a member of the Cattlemen's Association of Florida and a member of Bethel Baptist Church where he was a former Sunday school teacher and a past deacon of the church. He was a loving husband and brother and a great daddy and "Poppie". He will be dearly missed.  > Buddy was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Exa Costine.  >He is survived by his wife, Margaret Costine, Lakeland; daughters, Sheila Phelps, Lakeland, Meliah Kirk, Norcross, GA.; sons, Jeff Jones, James Jones, and Mike Jones, all of Lakeland; granddaughters, Lacey Jones, Stacey Jones, both of Lakeland, Lisa Williams, Tampa, Katharyn Narcia, Norcross, GA.; grandsons, Jared Costine, Tampa, Gabriel Narcia, Salisbury, N.C., Lightfoot Narcia, Norcross, GA.; brothers, Winfred Costine, Leslie W. Costine, both of Lakeland.  Donations may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Ave., Auburndale, FL., 33823. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Lanier Funeral Home chapel. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Bethel Baptist Church in the old sanctuary. Interment will follow in Socrum Cemetery.   <NOTES >   Parents: of Alfred Costin >  Walter Costine – B: May 2,1895 – D: July 4,1969  -   Exa Pauline Waddell Costine – B: Aug. 24,1904 – D: Jan. 30, 1998 - Married in Polk Co., on Sept. 12, 1923
> PATSYE ROBSON -  93 - Music Teacher
LAKELAND - Patsye Robson, died January 10, 2008 at home from heart failure. She was born on March 28, 1914, in Savannah, GA. She came to Florida from Georgia in 1937. Patsye was a musician and a teacher. She was a long time member of Grace Lutheran Church, the Tuesday Music Club and was the organist at Cypress Gardens.  > She was preceded in death by her husband Wayma Robson. > Survived by daughters Gloria Bliss (Alan) of Lutz. FL, Dale R. Ludwig (Bill) of Bloomington IN; son Reid W. Robson of Lakeland, FL., 7 grandchildren: Scott Robson, Alex Bliss (Carie), Curtis Bliss, Clinton Bliss, Caitlyn Bliss, Karl Ludwig, Mary Ludwig; 2 great grandchildren; friends Carol & James M. Sawyers. > Graveside services will he held on Saturday January 12, 2008, at Socrum Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the memorial fund at Grace Lutheran Church.  - Ledger, Jan. 12, 2008
> HESTA  F. ROBSON  – 85 - Calvary Baptist Church
LAKELAND- Hesta Florence Robson of Lakeland, passed away peacefully at home on March 27 due to natural causes. Hesta was born in Plant City, and was a lifelong resident of this area. She attended and graduated from Kathleen High School, was active for many years in the PTA, and was a Sunday School teacher for over 30 years at Calvary Baptist Church where she belonged for over 60 years. > She is survived by her husband of 68 years, James Edward Robson, Sr., her daughter Debbie McConnell and husband Rob; her sons Jim and wife Peggy, Rev. Tim and wife Sharon, Rickey and wife Denise, and Daniel. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Melody and Holly Robson, Jerrett McConnell and his wife Tammy, Diana McDaniel and husband Allan, Timothy Robson and wife Amy, Jonathan Robson and wife Jessica, Julie McClure and husband Mike, Charity, Christopher, and Madelyn Robson; and her 11 great grandchildren, Jack, Sam, Chloe, Ethan, Casey, J.J., Georgia Mae, Samuel, Garrett, Cara and Brenden. > Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 31, 2014 at Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home at Serenity Gardens, 3350 Mall Hill Dr., Lakeland. Burial will follow at Socrum Cemetery. – Ledger, Sunday, March 30, 2014
> NINA L. CLARIDY  - 70 - Watkins Motor Lines - Ledger, May 1, 2009 - W/O - William Russell Claridy- Obits 5
LAKELAND - Mrs. Nina Louise Claridy, passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at LRMC due to congestive heart failure. Mrs. Claridy was born in Lakeland on June 12, 1938 to Cohen and Gussy Barnett. She worked for Watkins Motor Lines for 20 years. > Mrs. Claridy was preceded in death by her daughter, Anna Vann; and a sister, Mary Ruth Royal. > Survivors include her husband, William "Bill" Claridy; son, Jeff (Sharon) Claridy; sister, June Groff; grandchildren, Jessica Claridy, Tiffany Vann and Megan Vann; nieces, Brenda Long and Karen Moats; brother-in-law, Russell Royal. > A visitation will be Sunday at the Gentry-Morrison Northside Chapel. Graveside funeral services will be Monday at 11:00 AM at Socrum Cemetery.
> EVELYN THOMPSON  BOSTIAN – 82 - Swift Textiles Cotton Mill
LAKELAND - Evelyn Bostian passed away on Friday, May 30, 2014 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center of pneumonia.  She was born Evelyn Thompson, May 18, 1932 in Lawrence County, Georgia and raised in Plant City. She lived in Landis, NC, for many years before moving to Lakeland. She retired from Swift Textiles Cotton Mill. >  She is preceded in death by her parents Lillian Thompson Blanton and Mark Thompson and her husband of 36 years, Jim Bostian. > She is survived by her children, Martha Loette Mitchell, Lakeland, Richard "Kenny" Coppedge Martha , Polk City, Jim Bostian, Jr. Joy , Salisbury, NC, Rick Bostian, Salisbury, NC; a brother, Bill "Pete" Thompson, Emerson, AR;  sisters, Patricia Highsmith and Shirley Lovette, both of Plant City; 11 grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held on Friday, June 6, 2014 at Socrum Cemetery -  Ledger, Thursday, June 6, 2014
> ZELDA HARRELL RAULERSON – 81 -
LAKELAND - Ms. Zelda Harrell Raulerson passed away Monday, January 21, 2013 due to heart failure. Zelda was born in Socrum, Florida 81 years ago to Levy and Lydia Harrell. She had three brothers: Eugene, Hank and Bill.  God gave her a beautiful voice and she sang His praises every chance she got beginning at the age 3 standing on a stool beside her father at Bethel Baptist Church. She went to Socrum Strawberry School and graduated from Kathleen in 1949. That same year Zelda had fallen in love with her husband, Ezra Penn Raulerson, Jr. and was married to him for 50 years. They were blessed with 4 children. She was a nurse at Lakeland General Hospital, member of Bethel Baptist Church for 73 years where she was the director of the Sonbeams, taught a ladies Sunday school class and was a church librarian for many years. Zelda sang for the last time at Bethel on January 5th at a luncheon with many friends. We believe God called her to His heavenly choir and she and Daddy are singing praises together forever in heaven. > Zelda is predeceased by her husband Ezra Penn Raulerson, Jr.  >She is survived by her one son, Ezra P. Raulerson, III (Patsy); three daughters, Lydia L. Edwards (Jack), Vicky Bridges (Stephen) and Margie Nelson (Charlie); 10 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. A visitation will be held on Thursday Jan. 24, 2013 at Bethel Baptist Church with funeral services to follow at 11 am. Arrangements by Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home, Northside Chapel. – Socrum Cemetery-  Ledger, Jan. 23, 2013
> CHRISTINE RAULERSON - 80 - Publix Printing Services
LAKELAND - Christine Raulerson passed away on Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 at her home of heart failure. She was born Christine Thompson in 1930 in Laurens County, Ga., and was raised in the Turkey Creek area of Plant City. She lived in Lakeland with her family for over 60 years. She was a retiree of Publix Printing Services. Christine enjoyed interests like maintaining her own yard and flowers, dining out with good friends and family and watching Bucs football games. Most of all, she valued precious time with her family. The love and pride she took in her family was truly one of a kind. >She was preceded in death by her father, Mark Thompson; her mother, Lillian Blanton; and two infant children, Harold L. Raulerson, and Glenda Joyce Raulerson. > She is survived by three children, Sheree Raulerson Barton, Lakeland, Renee (John) Grealish, Lakeland, Mark (Danita) Raulerson, Lakeland; sisters Evelyn Bostian, Lakeland, Mary Boyette, Bowling Green, Patricia Highsmith, Plant City, Shirley Lovett, Bowling Green; brothers William "Pete" (Joyce) Thompson, Emerson, AR, Dick R Thompson, Amarillo, TX; two granddaughters, Christina Raulerson (Audie and Emma), Lakeland, Shealyn Raulerson (Tad), Lakeland; four step grandchildren, Danielle Rossi, Carlo Rossi, Milo Rossi, and Ciarra Rossi, all of Lakeland; several cousins, nieces and nephews; and several great friends. Christine was truly a very special, witty and caring woman. She is loved and cherished unconditionally by each of her family members, who cannot express in words or thoughts how much this spectacular woman will be missed. Visitation will be Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 at Lanier Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at Lanier Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Socrum Cemetery. – Ledger, Jan. 7, 2011
>JOE W. THOMAS, Jr. – 55 -  Publix Super Markets Truck Driver
LAKELAND - Joe W. Thomas, Jr., of Lakeland, passed away Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, due to respiratory failure. Joe was born in Jacksonville, but raised in Lakeland. He had worked for Publix as a truck driver for 30 years, retiring in 2014. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, and enjoyed going to the shooting range, and going fishing. >Joe was preceded in death by his mother, Marcile in 1987, and is > survived by his father Joseph, Sr., and his aunt and uncle, Jack and Carolyn Harrell and their family. > Friends are invited to a visitation on Wednesday (today), Aug. 13, 2014 at Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home, 3350 Mall Hill Dr., Lakeland. Graveside services will be held on Thursday at Socrum Cemetery  - Ledger, Wed. Aug. 13, 2014
> BETTY "MISS BETTY"BRYANT - 67 - Avon Representative -  Ledger,Sept. 17, 2011
LAKELAND - Betty "Miss Betty" Bryant, died of heart failure Thursday (Sept. 15, 2011). Born in St. Petersburg on Jan. 8, 1944, Miss Betty came to this area from Wauchula, FL, in 1959. She was an Avon representative, and a scorekeeper for 38 years with the North Lakeland Little League. She was a Baptist by faith. >Miss Betty was preceded in death by her son Curtis W. Bryant. > She is survived by her husband of 50 years, James Werner Bryant, Lakeland; sons Jimmy W. Bryant & wife Meloney, Kathleen, Anthony "Spanky" Bryant and wife Casey, Lakeland; daughter Pam Bryant Wright & husband Craig, Lakeland; 5 brothers; 2 sisters; 11 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild. Visitation will be Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011 at Lanier Funeral Home Chapel. Services wil be
Monday, Sept. 19, 2011 at Bethel Baptist Church. Interment will be in Socrum Cemetery – 
> DANNY SANDERS – 69 - Railroad Foreman
LAKELAND - Danny Sanders, passed away Oct. 8, 2014 due to respiratory failure. Survived by loving family. Graveside 2 pm Socrum Cemetery. Gentry-Morrison Ser. Gardens. – Ledger, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014
> ALTON MILTON BROWN- 76 - Laborer Pre-stressed Concrete
LAKELAND -- Mr. Alton Milton Brown of Lakeland died of pneumonia Thursday (July 13, 2006) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. He was born May 9, 1930, in Oak Creek, Colo., Mr. Brown lived in Lakeland his entire life. He worked as a laborer working with pre-stressed concrete. >Mr. Brown is survived by his brother, Harry Brown, Lakeland. Visitation will be at 6 p.m. Monday at Lanier Funeral Home, Lakeland. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Socrum Cemetery. – Ledger, July 16, 2006
> ELIZABETH MARIE BROWN CHURCHFIELD -  Kraft Foods Sectionizer
LAKELAND -- Mrs. Mary Brown Churchfield of Lakeland died of heart failure Saturday (June 21, 2003) at Grace Healthcare Hospice. She was born Oct. 25, 1927, she was a lifelong resident of Lakeland. She was a sectionizer for Kraft Foods. She was a former member of the Lakeland-Winter Haven Kennel Club. She was a member of Gapway Baptist Church. > Mrs. Churchfield was preceded in death by her husband, William Churchfield. She is survived by her sons, John Churchfield, Salisbury, Md., Daniel Churchfield, Dothan, Ala.; daughters, Rose Louden, Deborah Pickens and Gail Ball, all of Lakeland; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Monday at Lanier Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Gapway Baptist Church, Lakeland. – Listed as buried in Socrum Cemetery – Ledger, June 22, 2003
> GERALDINE ( Jerry ) ADAMS/ JOHNS – 42 – ( Ledger, Monday, Oct. 6, 1969 )
Geraldine Johns of 515 Palmeden Dr., died Saturday, Oct. 4, 1969, evening in Lakeland General Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was a native of Montgomery, Ala. and had lived in Lakeland since 1932. She was a PBX operator at Wellman Lord and a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. >Survivors include her husband Donald Johns: one son, Donnie Jr. of Lakeland; 2 daughters, Mrs. Betty Schaff, of Mandan, N.D. and Miss Kathy Johns of Lakeland; 1 brother, T. C. Adams Jr. of Lakeland; 1 sister, Mrs. H. L. Fletcher of Lakeland; her father, Carl Adams of Kathleen. >
Funeral Services for Geraldine Jerry Johns of 515 Palmedan Dr. who passed away from injuries suffered in an automobile accident Saturday, will be held Tuesday ( Oct. 7, 1969 ) at 10:00 from the Glenn W. Morrison Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. R. A. Hingst, Pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church officiating. Interment will be in Socrum Cemetery. Friends may call this evening from 7 –till –9 at the Funeral Home. (Printed same day as obit)
> VIOLA 'YVONNE' (? COWART) WEST - 69 -
LAKELAND - Viola 'Yvonne' West, is 'At home with my Lord' on December 5, 2014. She passed away due to pancreatic cancer. She was born on November 20, 1945, in Tampa, FL. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and friend. >Survived by daughters, Tammy (Bobby) Coots, Julie Parker, Mary (Chris) Ball, all of Lakeland, FL, son Terry Gould, Lakeland, FL, sister Penny Kennedy, Dover, FL, brother John Cowart, Chiefland, FL, 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 at Bethel Baptist Church. Funeral is Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Bethel Baptist Church. Interment will be in Socrum Cemetery. – Ledger, Wed. Dec. 10, 2014
> CAROLYN NORMA CASH SHERROUSE -  84 -  see also- All Sherrouse (obits)
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) from 10-11 a.m. at Bethel Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the church. Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home at Serenity Gardens. – Ledger, Dec. 28, 2014 - Socrum or Serenity Gardens- ??
> GILBERT ANDREW COMBS – 80 -  Heavy Equipment Operator - (husband of Hazel Combs)
LAKELAND - Mr. Gilbert Andrew Combs passed away Friday Jan. 5, 2007 at Palm Terrace Hospice due to cancer. He was born Nov. 30, 1926 in Needmore, WV and moved to Lakeland from Baltimore, MD in 1988. Mr. Combs was of the Protestant Faith. > He is survived by his wife of 59 years Hazel Combs; two sons, Glen Frank (Sandra) Combs of St. Augustine, Fl, Gilbert Lee (Barbara) Combs of Ormond Beach, Fl; one daughter, Alice Peggy (Elmer Sr.) Horak of Lakeland, Fl; Six Grandchildren, Elmer Horak, Jr., John Horak, David (Carol) Horak, Jennifer (Andrew) Campbell, Daniel Combs and Victoria Combs; and Four Great-Grandchildren, Rachelle, Robbie, Devin and Colin Horak. > Graveside services with Pastor Mark Creech officiating will be held on Monday January 8, at 2:00 p.m. at the Socrum Cemetery in North Lakeland. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Kathleen Baptist Church. – Ledger, Jan. 7, 2007
> HAZEL PORTER COMBS – 94 - ( wife of Gilbert Combs )
LAKELAND - Mrs. Hazel Porter Combs passed away December 28, 2014 at Consulate Healthcare due to natural causes. She was born in Petersburg, WV on September 29, 1920 and moved to Lakeland, FL in 1988. Mrs. Combs was of Protestant faith. >She was preceded in death by husband of 59 years, Gilbert Andrew Combs and son in law Elmer Horak. > She is survived by one daughter, Alice Peggy Horak of Lakeland, Fl and two sons, Glen Frank (Sandy) Combs of St. Augustine, Fl and Gilbert Lee (Barbara) Combs of Ormond Beach, Fl; one sister, Rose Marie Combs of Lakeland, Fl; Seven grandchildren, Elmer (Susan) Horak, Jr., John Horak, David (Carole) Horak, Kelley Horak, Jennifer (Andrew) Campbell, Daniel Combs, Victoria (Mark) Romsey; and Six Great Grandchildren, Rachelle, Robbie, Devin & Colin Horak, Kayla (Brad) May & Sophia (Zoe) Campbell; One Great-Great Grandchild, Bailey May.> In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Kathleen Baptist Church, 3939 2nd Street NW, Lakeland, Fl 33810. Graveside services will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Socrum Cemetery. – Ledger, Monday, Dec. 29, 2014
> ELMER HORAK - 72 – Publix in Lakeland - (son-in-law of Gilbert & Hazel Combs)
LAKELAND - Elmer Horak, of Lakeland, passed away at home Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 of COPD. Mr. Horak was a 42 year resident of Lakeland, moving here from Maryland in 1969. He had worked as an assistant store manager for Publix Supermarkets here in Lakeland, and was a member of Kathleen Baptist Church. > He is survived by his wife Alice (Peg), sons Elmer Jr. (Susan), John, and David (Carole); a brother Fred (Joan), and a sister Anna Mettee; 5 grandchildren, Rachelle, John Robert, Devin, Colin, and Kayla May. > Elmer was pre-deceased by two brothers, James and Joey. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010 from Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home, 5245 US 98 North, Lakeland, with burial to follow in Socrum Cemetery. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home. The family has requested that contributions be made to either, Good Shepherd Hospice, or Kathleen Baptist Church. – Ledger, Dec. 13, 2010
> WILLIAM RICHARD GRIGSBY – 61 - Lakeland Electric Macintosh Plant - S/O- Nina Sherrouse Grigsby - 
Lakeland Electric LAKELAND - Mr. William Richard Grigsby died of cardiac arrest Tuesday (Nov. 17, 2009). Born in Lakeland on Nov. 27,1947, he was a lifelong resident.  He was a supervisor at Lakeland Electric Macintosh Plant. He was also a Navy veteran and member of the AmVets Post 32. >  Mr. Grigsby is survived by his wife Shelley Grigsby, Lakeland; son Richard Edward Grigsby, Southgate, MI; daughter Renae Harvill, Lakeland; brother James Robert Grigsby, Lakeland; sisters Carolyn Ritter, Lutz, FL., Marylou Bryan, Lakeland; 5 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20 at Lanier Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 at Lanier Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Socrum Cemetery. – Ledger, Nov. 19, 2009
> MILDRED A. BREWINGTON – 87 -  m/o- Willard Allen
and a member of Bethel Baptist Church.  LAKELAND - Mildred A. Brewington, passed away Monday, December 22, 2014. She was a lifelong resident . and a member of Bethel Baptist Church.  >Preceded in death by  husband, Willard Brewington and son, Allen Brewington.Survived by daughter, Alice M. Bruce of Lakeland, FL; grandsons, Chad Hill of Lakeland, FL, Heath Muncy of Lakeland, FL, Robert Bruce of Atlanta, GA, and Austin Bruce of Lakeland, FL; granddaughter, Ericka Muncy of Lakeland, FL; 4 great-grandchildren. >Visitation on Saturday, December 27, 2014, at Bethel Baptist Church. Funeral service will be Saturday December 27, 2014, at Bethel Baptist Church. Interment will be in Socrum Cemetery.- Ledger, Dec. 26, 2014
> WILLARD ALLEN BREWINGTON – 49 - Optical Technician - Ledger, Nov. 8, 2008 - s/o Mildred
LAKELAND - Willard Allen Brewington, died of heart failure Wednesday (Nov. 5, 2008). Born in Tampa on Jan. 27, 1959, he was a lifelong resident of Lakeland. He was an optical technician, and a member of Bethel Baptist Church. > Mr. Brewington was preceded in death by his father Willard Brewington.> He is survived by his mother Mildred Brewington, Lakeland; sister Alice Bruce, Lakeland; nephews Chad Hill, Heath Muncy, Austin Bruce, all of Lakeland; niece Ericka Muncy, Lakeland; great nephew Maddox McIntyre, Lakeland. >Visitation will be Sunday at Bethel Baptist Church. Services will follow at the church. Lanier Funeral Home.
> WINIFRED BALZ WHITEHURST -  89 – Homemaker
LAKELAND - Mrs. Winifred Balz Whitehurst, died Sunday, January 11, 2015, due to natural causes. Born in New York City, N.Y., on July 8, 1925, Winnie came here from Alva, Florida, in 1947. She was a homemaker, and a member of Revolution Church. > Mrs. Whitehurst was preceded in death by her husband Marion Whitehurst. > She is survived by her sons David Donker, Lakeland, Ric Donker, Atlanta, Bill Whitehurst, Riverview, Steve Whitehurst, Lakeland, Dean Whitehurst, Bedford, N.H., Mike Whitehurst, Lakeland; daughters Nancy Hardee, Lakeland, Sonja Levens, Plant City, Dianne Gardillas, Debra Bunner, both of Lakeland; 25 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren. Visitation will be Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at Revolution Church of Lakeland. Services will follow at at the church. Interment will be in Socrum Cemetery. Lanier Funeral Home. - Ledger, Thur. Jan. 15, 2015
> MARGARET  B. ROBERTS – 79 - Homemaker
LAKELAND - Mrs. Margaret B. Roberts, died of complications of cancer Sunday, February 15, 2015. Born in Lakeland on November 26, 1935, Margaret returned to Lakeland after living in Ft. Lauderdale. Margaret was a homemaker and a member of Bethel Baptist Church. >She was preceded in death by her husband Tunis D. Roberts, Sr.; and daughter Mary Thompson.> She is survived by her sons Walter F. (Sherry) Roberts, Tunis D. (Wanda) Roberts, Jr., brothers Rodney W. Amig, Jr., Eddie Amig, grandchildren: Clint, Sarah Kay, Donnie, Nikki and Rebecca, great grandchildren Anthony, Alex, Allie and David. Visitation will be, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at Lanier Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, in Socrum Cemetery. – Ledger, Tues., Feb. 17, 2015
> EVERETT DONALD CASON, Jr. - 52 -  Lakeland Electric
LAKELAND - Everett Donald Cason, Jr., lifelong resident of Lakeland, died May 19, 2019 at home. Everett was born on April 17, 1967 in Lakeland, FL to his parents, Donald and Kay Cason. He graduated from Lake Gibson High School in 1985. He was formerly employed by the Lakeland Electric. He was an avid outdoorsman and had a love of nature. >Everett loved his family and Emily Cason; he is survived by his daughter, his parents, Donald and Kay Cason; and brother, Warren J. Cason. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 5-7pm at Heath Funeral Chapel. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 11am in Bethel Baptist Church with interment following the service at Socrum Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.heathfuneralchapel.com - Ledger May 22, 2019
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