Elizabeth WHIDDEN / FREELAND- 82 - Lake Wales - Grace died Sunday morning
Sept.28, 2008 at her home.
Grace was born June 19, 1926, in Lake Wales, but was raised in Bartow where she graduated from Summerlin Institute, she then graduated from Florida State University in 1948. Grace moved to Lake Wales to teach physical education in their school system, she coached girls basketball in Lake Wales High School and later served as athletic director at Webber College for 20 years.
Grace was a member of First Prebyterian Church of Lake Wales, she was past president of the Lake Wales Golf Association and club champion. Grace volunteered at the gift shop at Lake Wales Hospital for many years.
Preceded in death by her husband, William R."Bill"Freeland in 1985 and a son, F.Robert "Bobby"Freeland in 2006. Survived by; daughter Dee , sons; W.Thomas & David, sisters, Esther, & Laverne- 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Visitation Sept.30,2008 at Marion Nelson Funeral Home, Services Oct.1,2008 at First Presbyterian Church of Lake Wales, Interment at a later date.
( The Ledger,Monday, Sept.29, 2008, page B-4 )
|>ODOM , Cindy - 1966
- 2011 -
She was born September 2, 1966 in Lake Wales and was a lifelong
resident of the Lake Wales and Frostproof. She was a waitress and loved
to read and watch movies. She enjoyed fishing in the past.
Cindy was preceded in death by her father, Calvin Eugene Patterson.
Survivors include her daughters, Martha Christine Patterson of Frostproof and Barbie Sue Patterson of Lakeland; parents, Earl Guthrie & Barbara Dugger of Lake Wales; and a sister, Suzie Miranda (Mario) of Lake Wales.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00pm, Saturday, April 9, 2011 at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales.
|>KEEN, Sammy” , Jr. -
Lake Wales passed away Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011 at the Good Shepherd
Hospice in Auburndale. He was 70.
He was born July 16, 1941 in Lake Wales to the late Samuel Merdic and Martha (Bowen) Keen, Sr.; he was a lifelong resident of the area. He was a retired cattle rancher and a member of the Wayside Baptist Church. He was a private pilot, avid hunter, FSU fan and enjoyed traveling.
Survivors include his wife of 5 years, Carolyn Keen; sons, Steve (Jill) Keen of Lake Wales, Mark (Mary Anne) Keen of Marianna and Daniel Keen of Tampa; daughters, Shelley (Barrett) Nelson of Lake Wales, Angela (Duane) Anderson of Lake Wales and Tammy (Corky) Robarts of Lake Wales; 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
Memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011 at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales with the family receiving friends at 10 a.m. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Good Shepherd Hospice (105 Arneson Avenue, Auburndale, Fla. 33823). Marion Nelson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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DELTONA - Carroll Rutledge "Chip" Ezell, 58, Deltona, Florida, died Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at the Hospice of Volusia/Flagler Care Center, in Orange City. He fought the short battle with cancer courageously.
He was born August 31, 1953 in Lake Wales, Florida, the son of the late Carroll and Sally Ezell. He attended Lake Wales High School and graduated from Sanford Naval Academy in 1971. He was a Boy Scout, a member of the band programs, and a tennis player. He loved skiing, fishing, and camping with friends on the lake growing up. Chip attended Stetson University where he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He moved to Deltona in 1982 from Jacksonville. He held licenses in real estate and insurance, and was an enrollment specialist for Univers Workplace Solution of Maitland, Florida. He was a former member of the Rotary Clubs International. Chip was an avid hunter and outdoorsman, a member with close friends of the Coleman Hunting Club in Georgia. He loved to be in the mountains or on the beach. He cared greatly for his 3 cats, but Scooter was daddy's kitty. In 1973 Chip traveled to Kenya, East Africa with the Southern Baptist Convention to help build medical clinics. He was a happy, kind and giving man, always willing to help anyone and putting other people before himself. He was a Bible believing Christian and trusted his Lord to guide him through this last journey. Through his prayers, comments, and actions, he was a wonderful example to all around him of trusting Christ in this most difficult time.
He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Leecy Jackson Ezell; his devoted sister, Ginny Ezell Metzler, brother in law, Dave Metzler, of Lakeland, Florida, his niece, Marci Metzler of Largo, nephew, Michael Metzler and his wife, Andrea Thomas Metzler, his five grandnieces and nephews, Susannah, Michael, Jr., Renee, John and Abigail of Poinciana. His family and friends loved him and will miss his encouraging presence.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32129. A Memorial service is planned for February 18, 2012.
Ledger, Jan. 1, 2012