THE  FUSSELL  NAME
 OBITS
{ I make no claim those listed are related }
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FUSSELL, George Thomas - 78 -  City of Lakeland
 Polk City - George Thomas Fussell, of 726 Second St., died Wednesday at Wilnter Haven Hospital. George was a native of Auburndale , he lived in the Polk County area all his life. Mr. Fussell was a line forceman for the City of Lakeland, George was a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church and of the Masonic Lodge No. 91.
 George is survived by his wife Carolyn Fussell, Polk  City; his son, Allen Keith Douglas, Polk City; his daughter, Aelene Douglas, Polk City; his sisters, Lillie AYERS, Highland City, and Ada Commings, Auburndale. ( Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home,
 Lakeland, Ledger, Sept. 7, 1978, page 3-C
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Funeral services for George Thomas Fussell will be held Friday at 10:00 from the Mt. Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Harold Dann pastor of the church officiating. Interment will be in the Mt. Olive Cemetery, Polk City. Gentry Morrison 417 North Mass. - Ledger- same day as obit-
> Jeanette FUSSELL, age 85, Jeanette, of LaBelle, passed away February 15, 2005 in Ft. Myers. She was born December 29, 1919 in Desoto County, Florida to Adolphus RIMES and Tomsie Katherine HOWARD RIMES. She was a lifelong resident of LaBelle.
 Survivors include her brothers; Delmar Rimes of LaBelle and J.L. Rimes of Lehigh Acres and sisters; Elgin Shore of Clewiston, Bobbie Jo Cline of LaBelle and Laura June Wilson of LaBelle.
 Funeral services will be Friday, February 18, 2005  at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in LaBelle with Reverend James Caves officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Denaud Cemetery. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home-LaBelle, Florida.  (Fort Myers News-Press, Feb. 17, 2005 )
>Sadie FUSSELL - 95 - Citrus Grove Owner
 Bartow - Mrs. Sadie H. Fussell  of Bartow died of heart failure Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002 at Highlands Lake Center.
 Sadie was born in Zolfo Springs, Hardee Co., Fl. on Feb. 12, 1907, she came to Bartow from Homeland 42 years ago. She was a citrus grove owner and a member of Florida Citrus Mutual. She was a member of Homeland Baptist Church.
 Mrs. Fussell was preceded in death by her husband, L. V. FUSSELL.
 Sadie is survived by her daughter, Betty J. Williams, Bartow; sons, Thomas J. Fussell, Tallahassee, Elvie G. Fussell, Homeland; sister Rosa Lee Bacher, Winter Haven; 8 grandchildren; 11 great- grandchildren.
 Visitation was Friday Dec. 20, 2002 at Whidden-McLean Funeral Home, 650 E. Main St., Bartow.
 Services were on Sat. at the funeral home chapel. ( Ledger, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002 )
>DON R. FUSSELL – 75 -
MILTON - Mr. Don R. Fussell, passed away on February 6, 2011 due to heart failure.
He was born on June 24, 1935 near Auburndale, FL. to Luther David (L.D.) Fussell, Jr. and Hazel ( Driggers) Fussell. He attended school in Milton, FL. and graduated from Crestview High School, Class of 1954. He attended: FSU '54-56, and the University of W. Florida, Class of '82, BA. He then returned to FSU, graduating in '84 with a MA in SOW, Non-Profit Organization Administration. His career was mainly in City & State employment in Florida & New York, and the cities of New York and Jacksonville, FL.
 Don is survived by two half-brothers and their sister, all of Lakeland, FL. as well as several cousins and friends.
A graveside service will be held Friday, February 11, 2011 at Serenity Gardens Cemetery, Milton FL. Lewis Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. –
Ledger, Feb. 12, 2011
>EUELL "GENE" FUSSELL – 85 - Plumber - h/o of Margaret Fussell
WINTER HAVEN - Mr. Euell "Gene" Fussell, died of heart failure Wednesday June 18, 2008 . Born in Auburndale in 1922, he was a plumber. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the US Army.
 He was preceded in death by his parents, Euell and Lula Fussell and his brothers and sisters Oscar, Jane, Ebie, Elizabeth, Benjerman, and Daisy.
 He is survived by his wife Margeret, his sister Viola Doyle, and 17 nieces and nephews.
Visitation Monday June 23, 2008. Funeral Monday June 23, 2008. Both will be held at Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home in Winter Haven, FL. Memorial contributions can be made to the Disabled American Veterans.
Ledger, June 20, 2008
>MARGARET FUSSELL -  85 -  BookKeeper - w/o Euell "Gene" Fussell
WINTER HAVEN - Mrs. Margaret Fussell, died Sunday, June 29, 2008 of respiratory failure. Mrs. Fussell was born in Glencove, New York on February 27, 1923. She was of the 7th Day Adventist Failth. She was a bookkeeper / computer operator for Ameri First Bank.
 She was preceded in death by her husband, Euell "Gene" Fussell, parents, Alex and Hulda Smart and brother, Alexander Smart.
She is survived by cousins, Marian Cole and Sheryl Cole of Florida and sixteen nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home, Winter Haven. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home chapel.
Ledger, June 30, 2008
>ERNESTINE HAZEL FUSSELL – 86 -  Kwik Shop Grocery
LAKELAND -- Mrs. Ernestine Hazel Fussell of Lakeland died of cancer Friday (July 14, 2006). Born Nov. 2, 1919, in Kathleen, Mrs. Fussell lived in this area her entire life. She owned Kwik Shop Grocery on Crystal Lake Drive for more than 30 years. She attended Bethel Baptist Church.
Mrs. Fussell was preceded in death by her husbands, Foy Wilkes and Thomas Fussell.
She is survived by her brother, Harold "Sonny" Brosie, Lakeland; sister, Doris Brooks, Lakeland. Visitation will be Monday at Bethel Baptist Church. Services will follow at the church. Donations may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Ave., Auburndale, FL 33823. Lanier Funeral Home, Lakeland.Ledger, July 16, 2006
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Notes: Not sure where Ernestine married husband # 1 Foy Wilkes- # 2 husband Thomas James Fussell married Ernestine Brosie Wilkes in Polk Co., Fl. on June 25, 1994 -
>HARRIS WILLIAM FUSSELL – 91 - Rancher - h/o Merle Fussell
Mr. Harris William Fussell of Polk City died of lung failure Saturday (Sept. 17, 2005) at home. He was a Rancher. Born in Polk City on Sept. 14, 1914, he was a lifelong resident. He served as president of the Polk County Cattleman's Association for 20 years and on the Florida Farm Bureau Board of Directors for four years. He served as state director for the Florida Cattleman's Association and worked with the FFA. He was a 75-year member of Mount Olive Baptist Church and a deacon since 1950.
 Mr. Fussell was preceded in death by his wife, Merle Fussell.
 He is survived by his sons, Clyde, Paul, S.L., and Dwight Fussell, all of Polk City; daughters, Carolyn Fussell, Polk City, Inez Hargis, Tampa; sisters, Willa Mae Gardner, Gainesville, Ella Judy, and Marie Dunn, both of Polk City; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.
 Visitation were Wednesday at Kersey Funeral Home, Lake Stella Dr., Auburndale, FL. Services were Thursday at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Polk City. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mount Olive Baptist Church, 5415 Mount Olive Road, Polk City, FL 33868. -  - Sept- 2005

>MERLE FUSSELL – 84 – Homemaker - w/o Harris William Fussell
POLK CITY -- Mrs. Merle Fussell of Polk City died of lung failure Tuesday (Feb. 8, 2005) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Born in Haines City on Sept. 30, 1920, Mrs. Fussell was a lifelong resident of the county. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church in Polk City.
 Mrs. Fussell is survived by her husband of 68 years, Harris W. Fussell; daughters, Carolyn Fussell, Polk City, Inez Hargis, Tampa; sons, Clyde Fussell, Paul Fussell, S.L. Fussell, Dwight Fussell, all of Polk City; brother, Donald Bronson, Groveland; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.
 Visitation will be this evening at Kersey Funeral Home, 108 E. Lake Stella Drive, Auburndale. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Mount Olive Baptist Church Cemetery, Polk City. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mount Olive Baptist Church, 5415 Mount Olive Road, Polk City, 33868. – Ledger, Feb. 10, 2005
>BENJAMIN F. FUSSELL -  Jr. -  76 - Salesman
LAKE ALFRED - Benjamin Franklin "Chubby" Fussell, Jr., of Lake Alfred, FL, passed away Sunday, December 2, 2007 at Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale from heart failure. A native of Atlanta, GA, Benjamin moved here 15 years ago from Georgia. He was a salesman for RollX Handicap Vans in Savage, MN, was a U.S. Army veteran during World War II, a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, the Winter Haven Moose Lodge #1023, and the American Legion Post 8 in Winter Haven. Benjamin has a passion for helping veterans with spinal cord injuries, and he was recently honored at MacDill Air Force base for his unselfish involvement in that area.
 His wife, Violet Fussell preceded him.
 Benjamin is survived by his companion: Ann Allen of Lake Alfred, FL, two daughters: M. Lee Fussell and Barbara (Alan) Peterson, both of Decatur, GA, a sister: Barbara Lipski of Decatur, GA., several nieces and nephews, and one great nephew.
 Visitation will be Thursday, at Oak Ridge Funeral Care, Winter Haven. Funeral Mass will be Friday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery in Georgia. Condolences to family:
www.oakridgefuneralcare.com .
Ledger,Dec. 5, 2007
>VIOLET MARION “VI” FUSSELL – 72 -  Secretary
WINTER HAVEN -- Mrs. Violet Marian "Vi" Fussell of Winter Haven died of cancer Monday (April 12, 2004) at Winter Haven Hospital. Born in La Grange, Ga., on May 9, 1931, she came to Winter Haven from Atlanta 11 years ago. She was a retired secretary and office manager. She was an Episcopalian.
 Mrs. Fussell is survived by her husband, Ben F. Fussell; daughters, Marta Lee Fussell, Atlanta, Barbara Fussell Peterson, Grayson, Ga.; sister, Jennell McLarty, Atlanta.
 Memorial services will be held in Atlanta.Memorials may be made to the SPCA Animal Shelter, Sage Road, Winter Haven, 33881. Trinity Funeral and Cremation Center. – Ledger, April 15, 2004
>RALPH A. FUSSELL -  89 - Phosphate Worker
LAKELAND - Mr. Ralph A. Fussell, age 89 of Lakeland passed away Sunday, January 25, 2009 due to heart failure. Mr. Fussell was born in Auburndale and was a lifelong resident of the area. He was a retired phosphate worker, an Army veteran of WWII and a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Mr. Fussell enjoyed tending his vegetable gardens, the outdoors and country music.
 He was preceded in death by his wife, Thalma Fussell and daughter, Patricia Ann Fussell.
 Survivors include sons, Donald Fussell of Lakeland, and James Fussell of Winston - Salem, N.C. daughters, Sharon Powers of Frostproof and Beth Stagg of Lakeland, 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 10 AM at the Kersey Funeral Home, Auburndale.  - Ledger, Jan. 27, 2009
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Notes; Ralph Fussell married Thalma Ruth Gunnin in Polk Co., on March 8, 1941
           Thalma ( listed as Thelma in Polk’s burial Index )
B: Jan. 13, 1921 – D: May 24, 1993 – burial in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Polk City, Polk Co., Fl.
>JIMMY JUNIOR FUSSELL -  80 -
AUBURNDALE - Jimmy Junior Fussell, of Auburndale, Florida, passed away February 01, 2009 of respiratory failure. Born in Auburndale, he was a U.S. Army veteran and served in the Korean War.
 Jimmy is survived by his two sons, Larry Fussell, Lakeland, Michael Fussell, Winter Haven, his two daughters: Cindy McBride and Shirley Matthews of Auburndale, and two sisters, Lucille Spivey, Auburndale, and Ruth Platt of Lakeland.
Jimmy was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Polk City.
 Visitation will be held Tues., Feb. 3rd, 2009, and funeral service Wed., Feb. 4th, 2009 at Kersey Funeral Home of Auburndale. July 9, 1928,
Ledger, Feb. 3, 2009
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Notes: Jimmy J. Fussell married Ruby Estelle Thorn in Polk Co., Fl. on July 14, 1953 - according with marriage records for Polk Co., Fl.
>HENRY C. “BUSTER” FUSSELL – 78 - Truck Driver
HIGHLAND CITY -- Mr. Henry C. "Buster" Fussell of Highland City died of heart failure Saturday (Dec. 24, 2005) at Bartow Memorial Hospital. Henry born Dec. 17, 1927, in Labelle,Fl., Mr. Fussell moved to Highland City from there in 1961. He was a truck driver.
 Mr. Fussell is survived by his wife, Darlene Fussell; daughters, Donna Page, Highland City, Teri Hartbarger, Bartow; sister, Minnie Williams, Labelle; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Monday at Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home, Auburndale. Services will be Tuesday at the funeral home.  - Ledger, Dec. 25, 2005
>GAIL LYNN FUSSELL  - 55 - MSGT, U.S. Air Force - Retired
COCOA, FL - Ms. Gail Lynn Fussell, MSGT, U.S. Air Force - Retired of Melbourne, Florida passed away of lung cancer on July 14, 2011 in Cocoa, Florida. She was born April 26, 1956, and raised in Lakeland, Fl, where she enlisted in the U.S. Air Force shortly after graduating from Kathleen High School.
 As a MSGT, Gail served 24 years honorably in the Philippines, Thailand and various US bases before retiring at Patrick Air Force base. After her time in the service, she retired in Melbourne where she was an auxiliary member of VFW post # 8191 for many years. She enjoyed gardening and saltwater fishing in Islamorada, Fl with her family and with her friends in Melbourne and Homestead.
 Loving brothers and sisters, Gail's closest friend - Debbie Carriere of Melbourne, Fl, and other close friends and relatives attended and supported Gail during her short hospice stay.
 She was preceded in death by her parents, Irma Lea Fussell , and George Lamar Fussell of Lakeland, Fl. She is survived by sisters Sharon Fussell Larkin of Gainesville, Fl, Nancy Fussell Miller of Lakeland, Fl, Diane Fussell Ford of Winter Haven, brother, Greg Fussell of Gainesville, twin brother Gary Fussell of Ft. Lauderdale, Fl, sister-in-law Paula Varnes Fussell of Gainesville, Fl, close friend Dale Hannah, and many nieces and nephews.
 A motorcycle poker run will be held at the VFW post 8191 in Melbourne, Fl, on July 31, 2011 to honor Gail's memory and service to the nation. – Ledger, Sunday, July 17, 2011
>MOI MONROE FUSSELL - 80 – Polk Co. Sheriff Dept. & Rancher
POLK CITY - Mr. Moi Monroe Fussell, a lifetime Polk City resident passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at his home with family at his side due to liver cancer. Mr. Fussell was born July 28, 1933 in Polk City to Peter Monroe and Artice Edith (Combee) Fussell. He was a rancher, a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Polk City and a United States Army veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. Moi retired from the Polk County Sheriff's Department after 18 years of service.
 He was preceded in death by his parents; 3 sisters Mabel, Joann & Clara.
 Moi is survived by his loving family: wife of 61 Years: Ima Jean Fussell of Polk City, son: Ronald Moi (Dawn) Fussell of Cocoa, FL, 2 daughters: Sylvia Jean (Ed) Duffy of Polk City, Sheri Denise (Tim) Dice of Tallahassee, FL, brother: Pete (Reba) Fussell of Polk City, 6 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to either Mt. Olive Baptist Church Benevolent Fund OR Good Shepherd Hospice.
 Funeral services will be held Friday, March 14, 2014 at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 5415 Mt. Olive Rd., Polk City. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the Kersey Funeral Home, Auburndale. –
 Ledger, Thursday, March 13, 2014

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