POLK COUNTY
Obits -page 3
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>JAMES ALLEN MCLEOD -  84 - Agrico
LAKELAND - Mr. James Allen McLeod passed away Fri., Aug. 8, 2008  due to heart failure. He was born in Ft. Green, FL and has been a lifetime resident of Polk & Hardee counties. Mr. McLeod retired from Agrico with 35 years of service. He was a longtime member and Deacon of Crestview Baptist Community Church. >He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary (Beagles) McLeod; son, Ronnie L. McLeod of Lakeland; grandchildren, Paul Allen and Stacey Leigh McLeod. > The family will receive friends Mon. with services
at Crestview Baptist Community Church, 815 S. Central Ave. Lakeland, FL 33815. 
 Interment will follow at Oak Hill Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Crestview Baptist Community Church. Arrangements by Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home, Southside Chapel. – Ledger, Aug. 10, 2008
>MR. J. C. McLEOD – 84 - Truck Driver
LAKELAND -- Mr. J.C. McLeod of Lakeland died of heart failure Thursday (Jan. 29, 2004) at South Florida Baptist Hospital. He was 84. Born in Center Hill on Sept. 7, 1919, he came to Lakeland from Webster in 1935. He was a truck driver for Polk County. He also owned and operated the Colonial Oil Co. He wasa member of Galloway Assembly of God. > Mr. McLeod was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie O. McLeod.
 He is survived by his daughter, Carolyn M. VanHouter, Lakeland; brother, Leroy McLeod, Plant City; three grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. >Visitation will be Sunday at Lanier Funeral Home, 717 W. Griffin Road, Lakeland. Services will be Monday at Galloway Assembly of God in Lakeland. – Ledger, Jan. 31, 2004
>EDWARD  MITCHELL MCLEOD – 61 - Registered Nurse
LAKELAND - Edward McLeod of Lakeland died Friday April 30, 2010 of liver failure.
Edward was born in Lakeland on March 12, 1948. He was formerly employed as a charge nurse with Lakeland Regional Medical Center for 14 yrs. Also he was employed by Mulberry Phosphate for 25 yrs. > Edward was preceded in death by his wife Susan McLeod, infant son Michael J. McLeod and father Edward M. McLeod Sr.
> He is survived by his sons, Michael McLeod, Steve McLeod and Shawn McLeod, mother, Grace McLeod, sisters, Delores Holland, Karen Creel, Betty Hodges and Linda Wood. > Memorial services will be held at Mt Tabor Baptist Church of Lakeland on Thursday, May 6, 2010.
>BYRON A. STAPLETON, 65
LAKELAND - Byron A. Stapleton passed away Thursday, March 8, 2012 at Lakeland Regional Hospital from heart failure. Byron was born in Lakeland and spent his early life living in Highland City. He graduated from Bartow High School, and graduated with an Engineering Degree from Georgia Southern.  >Byron was preceded in death bu his parents, Alvin Stapleton and Ann Dee Stapleton Cole. > He is survived by his wife, Mary Lee Stapleton; brother, Ken Stapleton; sister, Carolyn Smith; daughters, DeAnna Devos, Lori Broome, Renee DeFino; step-son, Robert Lee Rutledge; step-daughter, Gwedolyn Crouch; 8 grandchildren and 3 step-grandchildren.  Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 PM Monday, March 12, 2012 at the Casket Store Chapel, 2090 East Edgewood Drive. Graveside service Tuesday 10:00 AM at Oak Hill Cemetery. Central Florida Casket Store & Funeral Chapel.
> CARL ETTIE BROWN CLARK -  80 - Ret. Florida Department of Citrus
LAKELAND - Mrs. Carl Ettie Clark passed away on February 16th, 2013, at Highlands Lake Center due to respiratory failure.
She is preceded in death by her husbands, Paul D. Brown and Dempsey Clark.
 She was a lifelong resident of Lakeland and past Worthy Matron of Order Of The Eastern Star, Mulberry Chapter 57.
 Mrs. Clark is survived by her children: Jimmy (Nancy) Brown, Carol (Richard) Lamb and Sparky (Barbara) Brown; 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.  The family would like to thank the caring staff of Highlands Lake Center for the wonderful care given to Mrs. Clark. Visitation will be Wednesday at Gentry Morrison Funeral Home, Southside Chapel, 1727 Bartow Rd. Services will begin at 11:00 am. interment will follow at Oak Hill Burial Park. – Ledger, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013

> KATHY KIM TOMLINSON WHIDDEN -  56 - Goodwill Industries
LAKELAND - Kathy Kim Tomlinson Whidden went home to her final resting place on Friday, February 15, 2013 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center due to heart failure. Kim was born at Ft. Gordon, Georgia, on January 22, 1957, the third of seven children. She traveled with her parents and siblings to several Army assignments during her childhood and moved to Lakeland with her family in 1971. She graduated from Kathleen Senior High School in Lakeland in 1975 and was employed at Goodwill Industries for several years after graduation. She then became a stay-at-home wife. She enjoyed reading and was a member of Lake Gibson United Methodist Church in Lakeland. >Kim was preceded in death by her grandparents; her father, Ennis Tomlinson; and twin sisters. > She is survived by her long-time companion, Ken Rucker of Lakeland; her mother, Elizabeth (Betty) Tomlinson of Lakeland; two sisters, Penny Elaine Tomlinson Green and Cindy Eileen Tomlinson Lee (Jack) both of Lakeland; two brothers, Mark Ennis Tomlinson and Robert "Bob" Kenneth Tomlinson (Kim), both of Lakeland; one nephew, three nieces, and two great-nephews. A memorial service will be held at Lakeland Funeral Home, 2125 S. Bartow Highway, Lakeland on Thursday, February 21, 2013.. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Kim's name to Lake Gibson United Methodist Church, 424 W. Daughtrey Road, Lakeland, FL 33809-3315 or the
American Heart Association , P.O. Box 21475, St. Petersburg, FL, 33742.
>GRACE  E. HARRISON - 84
LAKELAND - Grace E. Harrison passed away Friday, February 22, 2013 at Savannah Cottage in Lakeland of heart failure.
Born April 25, 1928 in Lakeland to Dalton and Alberta Hebb Elliott. She was a lifelong resident of the area.. Mrs. Harrison was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Lakeland. She was a past commander and member of the Post #4, American Legion Ladies Auxillary of Lakeland. Mrs. Harrison was a avid gardener and enjoyed bowling and ball room dancing. >Mrs. Harrison was preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years, Bob Harrison.
>She is survived by three sons: Robert D. Harrison & wife Nancy of DeBary, FL, Steven W. Harrison & wife Marion, Lakeland, Kent A. Harrison & wife Gabriella, Orlando; daughter: Cathy Bailey & husband Paul, Zephryhills; seven grandchildren & four great grandchildren.
Graveside interment services will be held Friday, March 1, 2013 at Lakeland Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
>Memorial services will follow at the First United Methodist Chapel, 72 Lake Morton Dr. Lakeland. >Contributions may be made to Florida United Methodist Children's Home, 51 Children's Way, Enterprise, FL 32725. - Ledger, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013
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>Dalton ( D.J. ) Elliott  and  Alberta Hebb, married in Polk Co., Fl. on Dec. 13, 1917.
> Grace Mildred Elliott married George Robert “Bob” Harrison on March 17, 1949
Source: marriage records listed on the Bartow Historical Library site.
>PATRICIA "PAT" WILLIAMS OHNIKIAN - 79
LAKELAND - Patricia "Pat" Williams Ohnikian passed away Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Good Shepherd Hospice, due to cancer. She was a lifelong resident of Lakeland, born March 15, 1933. She was predeceased by parents R. Paul Williams, Sr. and Eloise H. Williams.  Mrs. Ohnikian graduated from Lakeland High School and attended Florida South College, became a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority and Post Mistress at FSC. After rearing three children, she worked as a sales representative for Coldwell Banker Real Estates, substitute teacher and Massage Therapist.  > Mrs. Ohnikian is survived by two brothers, Dr. Robert P. Williams, Jr. (Ann), John W. Williams (Paulette) and sister Mary Lee Harrell (Herman), daughter Carol O. Walker (Bobby), son M. Anthony Ohnikian, four grandchildren and one great grandchild. She was preceded in death by son Robert A. Ohnikian.  A memorial service will be held Friday, March 8, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Kryger Park located on West Lake Mirror and across from the Lakeland Terrace Hotel. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 320 West Main Street, Lakeland, Florida, 33815. –
Ledger, Tuesday, March 5, 2013

>JAMES  P. HAHN, Sr. -  79
LAKELAND - James Paul Hahn, Sr. was born in Asheville, North Carolina in 1933, to George P. and Cora Hahn. He would move with his parents to Lakeland several months later, growing up in Lakeland and graduating from Lakeland High School in 1951. Although he died in Knoxville, Tennessee after a brief stay of several months with his son's family, on Sunday, March 10, 2013, due to complications from Alzheimer's, Jimmy spent nearly his whole life in Lakeland, except for his time in college, graduating from Stetson University in Deland, FL in 1955, and during law school, graduating from Stetson Law School in St Petersburg, FL in 1957. Jim and his wife Ruby Jo, whom he married in 1955, moved back to Lakeland in 1957 and he began to practice law. He would continue to do so for over 50 years, during which time he would serve many clients faithfully and hold numerous offices in both local and state bar associations.  Jim and Jo were blessed with a son, Paul, born to them in 1962. That same year, Jim helped to plant Lakeside Baptist Church, where he was a charter member and served as deacon, Sunday school teacher, and choir member across five decades. Jimmy's infectious love for Jesus was evident for all to see, as Christ truly was the center of his life and the source of his hope, his only comfort in life and in death being that he belonged to Jesus and He belonged to him. Jimmy served for many years as trustee of the Florida Baptist Children's Homes and Lakeland's Salvation Army Board as well.  >Jim is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jo, who currently resides in Knoxville, Tennessee; by his son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Fran Hahn, of Knoxville, Tennessee, where Paul is pastor of Redeemer Church of Knoxville (PCA); and by his grandchildren, Mary Fran Hahn of Lexington, Kentucky and a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Duggan Hahn at
Vanderbilt University, Bailey Hahn at Auburn University, and Jimmy Hahn of Knoxville.   In lieu of flowers, you are welcome to send a memorial gift to either Redeemer Church of Knoxville, 1642 Highland Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37916 or to Florida Baptist Children's Homes, PO Box 8190, Lakeland, FL 33802. A funeral service will be held for Jim on Saturday, March 16, at Lakeside Baptist Church, 1736 New Jersey Road, in Lakeland, with a graveside service to follow at Memorial Gardens, 2125 Bartow Road, also in Lakeland. The family will receive friends before the service at the church. – Ledger, Thursday, March 14, 2013
>LIONEL B. BERMAN -  85 - Kraft Foods
LAKELAND - Lionel Berman died on Wednesday March 13, 2013, in his sleep due to respiratory failure.
He was born February 4, 1928 in Brooklyn, NY. He was raised in Brooklyn and spent four years in the US Navy. He graduated from NYU with a Bachelor's degree. Lionel later moved to Lakeland where he worked for Kraft foods.> He married his wife Toni and raised 3 children. He will be missed by all who knew him. > Lionel was predeceased by his wife, Toni. > He is survived by sons, Ken and Kurt Berman; daughter, Jennifer Gibbs; 5 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren. >A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday March 16, 2013 at Heath Funeral Chapel. A reception will immediately follow the service in the Tribute Center. > Lionel will be miss by all those he threw a dart with and against. The members of the CDA send their best wishes to his family in their time of sorrow.
- Ledger, Friday, March 15, 2013
 
>GENE BYRON DOKE -  84 - Certified Public Accountant
LAKELAND - Gene Byron Doke was taken to Heaven to be with our Lord on March 7, 2013, due to heart failure. He died peacefully at home surrounded by his family. He was born on March 3, 1929, in Fort Meade, Florida.
 Gene was discharged from the United States Marines as a Sergeant after serving from March 1946 to March 1949. He served in the United States Marine Reserves until December 1951. He was then re-called into service and attended OCS training for the United States Army and served with the rank of Lieutenant in Korea in the
Korean War and was discharged in 1954. >  He attended Stetson University where he received his Bachelor's Degree and the University of Florida for his graduate studies. He was a member of St. Stephens's Episcopal Church. . > Gene is survived by his wife, Launa B. Doke; daughters, Maris (Chris) Clark, Amy (Brian) Bartholomew, Candy Concowich and Amanda (Kevin) Wolfe; sons, Ed (Barbara) Norris; grandchildren, Rebecca Scholten, Patrick Norris, Kelly Jones, Bailey Bartholomew, Chase Norris, Bo Bartholomew, Marisa Clark and Mariah Clark; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Wolfe and Ty Scholten.
 He was preceded in death by his son, Allen Norris. >A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1820 E. CR 540A, Lakeland, FL. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to: Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Ave., Auburndale, FL. –  Ledger, Tuesday, March 12, 2013

>ESTHER G. GUTIERREZ - 87 - and - UBALDO GUTIERREZ - 86
LAKELAND - Our beloved Esther, "Tete", and Ubaldo Gutierrez have gone to be with the Lord. Tete, 87, passed away on March 1, 2013. Ubaldo, 86, passed away on March 2, 2013.
She was born in Mexico City, Mexico on January 26, 1926 while he was born in Camaguey, Cuba on December 11, 1926. They were married for 47 years. The two together lived and contributed their loving service and kindness to the Lakeland community for over 40 years. 
The couple did not have children, however, they filled the hearts of all the lives they touched with an abundance of laughter and unconditional love. Tete worked at Blake Academy prior to retirement and Ubaldo retired from Owens Illinois. They will be missed tremendously by all.  - A Memorial Service and Mass will be held Saturday, March 9, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 210 W. Lemon St., Lakeland, Florida, 33815. - Ledger, Thursday, March 7, 2013
> EMMA DIAS - 80
LAKELAND - Emma Dias of Lakeland, Fl, passed away on 3/2/13 from cancer. Emma was born on July 18,1932 and was a life long resident of Polk County. >Emma is survived by sister, Margaret Butts, four daughters, Sharon Tompkins (Ray) of Louisville, KY, Debbie Flowers, Carolyn Noonan (Travis) and Marilyn Rhodes (Jim), all of Lakeland, seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. >A celebration of her life will be held at 2615 Kennedy Road, Lakeland, FL, on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Visitors welcome all day on March 6th. > an Emma Louise Bowden married an Edgar Lee Dias in Polk County, Fl. on June 13, 1953- (Not saying this Emma is the same listed above.)

>PHYLLIS C. MIMBS -  91
LAKELAND - Phyllis C. Mimbs of Lakeland, Florida, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2013 surrounded by her loving family due to heart failure. She was born February 19, 1922 in Brooklyn, New York to the late Accursio and Anna Corrao. Mrs. Mimbs came to Lakeland with her husband in1945. She was a parishioner at St. Joseph's Catholic Church for sixty-seven years and served in various parish organizations. She was an employee of Florida Tile for 22 years and retired in 1989. She was an avid bridge player and served several terms as Chairwoman of Club 40 Bridge. Affectionately referred to as "Granny" by her family, she had a quick wit, loved to laugh, and had a tremendous sense of humor.
 Mrs. Mimbs is preceded in death by her husband, C.L. Mimbs, and a son, Michael "Mike" Mimbs.
She is survived by her sons Cory Mimbs Louise of Sunrise and Kevin Mimbs Michele of Lakeland, daughter-in-law, Kathy Mimbs of Valrico, and grandchildren, Christopher, Tim, Jennifer, Kevin, Jr., Kyle, and Hobie, and two great grandchildren, Jake and Ella. >  The rite of Christian Burial Mass will be on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 210 West Lemon St, Lakeland, with Monsignor John P. Caufield as Celebrant. > Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 1919 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33805.
Arrangements are under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, 2605 Bayview Street, Sebring, Florida, 33870. – Ledger, Sunday, April 7, 2013
>DONALD L. SEEGMILLER -  94
LAKELAND - Donald L. Seegmiller died on Thursday, April 4, 2013, at his residence of natural causes.
Born in Cadillac, Michigan, Don moved to Lakeland 75 years ago and graduated from Lakeland High School.
 Don is survived by his wife, Janet Seegmiller; daughter, Debra Liles and son, Doug Seegmiller.
Don was a WW II veteran serving in the
Army
. Don served as an Army Officer in Australia, New Guinea, the Philippines and Japan. After completing his military service, Don joined the United States Postal Service and retired after 40 years of service. Don and his wife owned and operated Miss Janet's Private School for over 40 years. The children, parents and staff affectionately called him Mr. Don. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post #4. Don was a steward and faithful member of First United Methodist Church of Lakeland for over 75 years, beginning at the uptown Lakeland location to its current location on Lake Morton.
A private service will be held on Monday at Lakeland Memorial Gardens. - Ledger, Monday, April 8, 2013
>OLLIE  IRENE HEFFNER – 101 - Registered Nurse
LAKELAND - Ollie Irene Heffner, 101, passed away April 6, 2013 at Florida Presbyterian Homes due to natural causes.
Mrs. Heffner was born April 18, 1911 in Dietrich, Illinois. Mrs. Heffner was active and giving to others all her life. She was a registered nurse and a homemaker. She was a Charter member of Bethany Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Lakeland and was active in Bethany Women's Fellowship. As a 14 year resident of Florida Presbyterian Homes she was active in library service, the Vols Shop and other volunteer services wherever she was needed.
 She is predeceased by her son David, husbands Ralph Haines and Ray Heffner, three brothers, and four sisters.> Survived by six nieces, two nephews, 13 grand nieces and nephews and two granddaughters. >Visitation will be held at Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home, 1727 Bartow Road on Tuesday April 9, 2013. > Funeral services will follow at 2 pm.  Burial will follow at Oak Hill Burial Park, US 98 South. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Bethany ChristianChurch, Lakeland, FL or Good Shepherd Hospice – Ledger, Sunday, April 7, 2013
>MR. WILLIAM DAVID HELM, SR. – 93 – Retired Truck Driver
LAKELAND -- Mr. William David Helm Sr., a retired truck driver for the Railway Express Agency, died of natural causes associated with old age Tuesday (April 12, 2005) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. "He didn't talk much. He was a man of a few words, and if it was worth doing, it was worth doing right," said his daughter, Mary Ann Johnson of Lakeland.
 William was born in Tuckerman, Ark., on Sept. 11, 1911, Mr. Helm came to Lakeland from Newport, Ark., in 1926. He graduated from Lakeland High School in 1931. After the United States entered War II, he was drafted into the Navy and served as a radar operator in the Atlantic theater aboard the destroyer USS Satterlee.
 In the mid 1930s, Mr. Helm had married his neighbor, Winnifred "Winnie" Taylor. After 19 years of marriage, she passed away in 1953."He never was with anybody before or since," Johnson said. Mr. Helm worked for REA as a truck driver for 30 years, retiring about 1980. "That belonged to the railroad years ago. It was a delivery service."Back then, they shipped a lot of fruit out of here. They were before UPS and FedEx."He was described as a family-oriented man who enjoyed woodworking. He was a member of the Woodmen of the World. He was a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church.  In addition to his daughter, Mary Ann Johnson, Mr. Helm is survived by his daughter, Hilda "Suzy" Hefner, Lakeland; son, William D. "Buddy" Helm Jr., Lakeland; brother, Oscar Lee Helm, Citrus Heights, Calif.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Roselawn Cemetery. Lanier Funeral Home. – Ledger, April 13, 2005
>GEORGE McMULLEN, Jr. – 81 - Custom Cabinet Maker
LAKELAND - George McMullen, Jr. went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 20th at the Grace Manor-Lake Morton Memory Care in Lakeland, Florida due to heart failure. Jr. was born August 11, 1931 in Donaldsonville, Georgia to George Washington and Ruby Lee (Easom) McMullen. He moved to Lakeland in 1952. He was a custom cabinet maker for 41 years before he retired in 1994. Jr. loved working with wood, farming and spending time with his family.
>He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Dollie, one brother, Charlie McMullen (Carolyn) or Adrian, GA and one sister, Eloise Glass of Lakeland, his son Terry Wayne McMullen, daughter Sheila Denise McMullen Tindle (Billy) and daughter Nina Lynn McMullen Driggers, eight grandchildren, Christina Beke (Johnny), Jason McMullen (Jessica), Taylor McMullen, William Tindle, Denise Tindle Wright (Spencer) of Jacksonville, NC, Eric Tindle, Haley Driggers and Hannah Driggers, four great-grandchildren, Peyton Beke, Johnny (Trey) Beke, Cade Beke and Kylee McMullen, all of Lakeland, Florida.
 A visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 from 1:00 to 2:00pm at Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home, Northside Chapel with funeral services to follow. – Ledger, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013

>CARL E. HALLOCK -  77 – Welder-
LAKELAND - Mr. Carl E. Hallock of Lakeland, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007, from respiratory failure, at Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale, Fla.  Mr. Hallock was a welder for Robinson Fan and was a member of Saint Paul Lutheran Church of Lakeland. He served in the Army National Guard. > He is survived by his wife of 25 years Patricia Ann Hallock; three daughters, Kelli Collins of Lakeland, Sherry Hallock of Lutz, Sally Rivers of Oldsmar, also six sons, Sean Wampole and James Hallock both of Lakeland, Mark Hallock of Lenox, Mass., Roger Hallock and John Hallock both of Springfield, Mass., Charles Hallock of Pittsfield, Mass. Mr. Hallock is also survived by 11 grandchildren.
 Arrangements are being handled by Whidden-McLean Funeral Home, 650 East Main Street, Bartow, Fla., where the family will receive friends, Fri., Jan. 19, 2007. >Funeral service will be Sat., Jan. 20, 2007 at the funeral home chapel. - Ledger, Jan. 19, 200**
>DUDLEY ELLIOTT – 85 - Truck Driver -
LAKELAND - Dudley Dalton Elliott, passed away Nov. 3, 2011 from complications of cancer. Mr. Elliott was born in Lakeland on Aug. 4, 1926, and remained a lifelong resident. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.  Mr. Elliott was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and the Kathleen Historical Society. He was a fisherman, rancher and all around outdoorsman. He loved and adored his family and grandchildren.
Mr. Elliott was preceded in death by his son, Richard Elliott, and brother, Bert Elliott. >He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lela Elliott; daughters, Barbara Harter, Linda (David) Bridges and Jackie (Ross) Pedigo; brothers, Paul, James and George Elliott; sisters, Velma Scoggins, June Upton and Kathleen Page; grandchildren, Gennifer Powell and Seth Bridges; and great-grandchildren, Caleb and Joshua Powell.
Visitation will be Sun. at Gentry-Morrison Southside Chapel, 1727 Bartow Rd. Lakeland. Graveside services will be conducted on Mon. at 10 a.m. at Oak Hill Burial Park. >In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Bethel Baptist Church Building Fund, 3125 W. Socrum Lp Rd. Lakeland, FL 33810 or Cornerstone Hospice, 2590 Havendale Blvd. NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881. - Ledger obits- Nov.5, 2011

>VERA MAE CARROLL – 95 - Homemaker
LAKELAND - - Mrs. Vera Mae Carroll, passed away of natural causes Friday, January 04, 2013. Born December 14, 1917 in Clarksville, FL, Mrs. Carroll moved to Lakeland in 1922. She was a member of both Gapway Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.
 Mrs. Carroll was preceded in death by her husband of over forty years, Marvin Carroll; brothers, Edgar, Joseph and Tillman; and sisters, Verna and Lida. >She is survived by daughter, Judy (Dan) Valentine; sister, Elizabeth Matthews; grandchildren, Greg (Krissa) Valentine and Deeann Porche; great grandchildren, Stefanie, Sara, Emily and Sean; and great great grandchildren, Meghan, Caelum and Corbin. Carol is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. > A visitation will be conducted for Mrs. Carroll on Monday, January 7, 2013 at Lakeland Funeral Home, 2150 South Bartow Road in Lakeland. > A funeral service will immediately follow at the chapel with Pastor Mike Roberts officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Carroll's family requests that donations be made, in her honor to Gapway Baptist Church's Homebound Outreach Program. – Ledger, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013

>CHARLES SCOTT GLORE – 76 -
WEST CHESTER, PA. -Charles Scott Glore of West Chester, PA, died Sunday, June 2, 2013, of respiratory failure at the Chester County Hospital, with his wife at his side. Born in Waycross, Georgia, Mr. Glore was the son of Paul and Lillian Glore, both of whom predeceased him. He graduated from Lakeland High School in 1955.  His talent led to a music scholarship to Stetson University, where he edited the university newspaper and was a brother of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. His melodic tenor and skilled guitar and piano playing helped him earn his way through college by entertaining across Florida as a soloist and as a member of The Baffled Knights and other groups.
Mr. Glore wrote musical scores and screenplays for several movies, a couple of which featured Nashville notables. The bulk of his career, though, was spent in marketing and advertising, where he wrote and designed for such diverse accounts as NASCAR, Frigidaire, Mercury Marine, Trex, and Exxon Mobil. He also created several hundred training films. His creativity was further manifest in poetry and novels, while his wit made him innumerable friends through the songs he spontaneously created about people and events. > In addition to his wife, Dr. Diane M. Disney, he is survived by his brother, Dr. James Glore, and sister-in-law, Dr. Barbara Glore, of Milwaukee, WI; his sister, Katherine Martin of Lakeland, FL; his brother-and sister-in-law David and Barbara Disney of DeLand, FL; three nieces and a nephew; and six step-children. As a Navy veteran and scuba diver, he wanted to be buried at sea in a project to help rebuild coral reefs. That ceremony will be held this summer. ( in Pa. ) Online condolences may be made by visiting
www.foundsfuneralhome.com.-
 - Ledger, Tuesday, June 4, 2013
LULA F. BOWEN – 93 - Homemaker
LAKELAND - Mrs. Lula F. Bowen died of heart failure September 12, 2008 at Good Shepherd Hospice - Forsythe House.
Mrs. Bowen was born in Pierce, F1. on October 24, 1914 to William Thomas & Lula F. (Lewis) Walker. She moved to Lakeland from Arcadia 50 >  She is survived by her daughter Edith Chauncey (Sam) of Lakeland, sons: Calvin Bowen of Willow Oak, Clayton Bowen (Gloria) of Willow Oak, eight grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren. Visitation will be held Monday, September 15, 2008 at Seigler Funeral Home Chapel.  years ago. She was a
homemaker and a member of Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church.
Arrangements entrusted to Seigler Funeral Home, Mulberry, Fl.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday September 16, 2008 at Seigler Funeral Home Chapel. - Ledger,September 14, 2008
>KENNETH GLENN BOZEMAN Sr. – 66 – Ford Parts Salesman
LAKELAND - Mr. Kenneth Glenn Bozeman Sr., of Lakeland passed away Monday, June 25, 2013 in Lakeland due to cancer.
Mr. Bozeman was born in Lakeland and lived his entire life in the area. He worked with Ford Parts for 47 years as a parts salesman and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Lakeland. Mr. Bozeman enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and fishing.  He was preceded in death by his parents and 3 brothers. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Dianna Bozeman of Lakeland, son, Kenneth G. D'Ann) Bozeman Jr. of Lakeland, daughter, Kimberly (Scott) Bozeman Kader of Lakeland and 1 brother. Also surviving are grandchildren, Barron (Alauna) Kader, Brandon Kader and Dakoda Bozeman and great grandson Stetson Glenn Kader.  Funeral services will be held Monday, at the Kersey Funeral Home, Auburndale with visitation beginning at 10 AM. -
Ledger, Friday,June 28, 2013
>CHARLES WILLIAM CROFT - 63 - Florida Tile
LAKELAND - Mr. Charles William Croft went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 27, 2008 from a brain aneurysm.  Mr. Croft was born in Lakeland, Florida on Monday, July 2, 1945 and was a lifetime resident. He was employed by Florida Tile for 40 years and became a Supervisor and later was employed with Publix Super Markets. He was of the Baptist faith.  He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Linda Joyce Croft of Lakeland; daughter, LaDonna Bates of Deland; son, Scott Croft of Lakeland; sisters, Beverly Walker and Patty Raines both of Lakeland; brothers, Tommy Croft of Lakeland and Larry Croft of Dallas, Georgia; aunt, Vivian Gay of Axson, Georgia; five grandchildren; and 3 step grandchildren.> He was preceded in death by his parents Clyde and Lorraine Croft. Friends may call at Lakeland Funeral Home Tuesday, September 30, 2008 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Graveside funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at Lakeland Memorial Gardens.- Ledger, Sept 30, 2008
>NYONA ELIZABETH (CROFT) PARKER - 63
LAKELAND - Nyona Elizabeth Parker passed away on Nov. 15, 2012 after a short battle with cancer.
She was born and raised in Lakeland, FL on Oct. 12, 1949, to W.C. "Dub" and. Ruth Croft. > Nyona is survived by the love of her life, Ronald Parker (husband of 44 years); mother, Ruth Croft; brothers, Will Croft (Delaine), Ernest Croft (Ellen), and Glenn Croft (Sandy); children, Tim Parker (Joni), Jason Parker (Macara), and Penny Adams (John); grandchildren, Ryan, Kyle, Blake, Clay, Caleb, Bryce, Brooke, and Zachary.  Nyona was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she enjoyed singing karaoke anywhere she could, loved her family and friends, did for others before herself, and lived life to the fullest. > A celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at TBA Church, 1815 County Road 540-A.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to TBA Church or Good Shepherd Hospice. - Ledger, Nov. 18, 2012 - A very Nice lady -         
>DENNIS LEE  OTT – 65 – Certified Electronics Tech.
LAKELAND - Dennis Lee Ott Lakeland, died of pancreatic cancer on 5-12-13 at home and also suffered with dementia.
 He graduated from Kathleen High School in 1966, served in the
Army
in Korea for three years with an honorable discharge, and was a certified electronics technician, last working at Aarons in Auburndale. > He is survived by his loving wife of 11 years, Lynda, loving sister, Laurel Czerw, and children/ step children, Charles Ott, Christy Wilson, Theresa Lemois, Elizabeth Young, all of Lakeland, Paul Schwedes of Jacksonville, Jessica Hammond Ott of California, nephew, David Pierson, and grandchildren, Victoria, Miranda, and Ian Wilson all of Lakeland.
 A memorial service will be held at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 500 W Stuart St., Bartow, Fl. on Sat. 6/08/13 followed by a celebration of his life with a reception in the church fellowship hall. –
Ledger, June 2, 2013
>CHARLES M. SUTTON – 66 -
LAKELAND - Charles M. Sutton of Lakeland died Sunday, May 1, 2011 of cancer at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Charles "Pepper" grew up in Live Oak, FL and resided in Lakeland where he enjoyed garaging and fishing with "Bud".
> He is survived by his four children, Cathy Brown (Lewis) of Lakeland, FL, Valerie Jones (Mike) of Titusville, FL, David Sutton (Jessica) Lakeland, FL, Patrick Sutton (Amy) of Lakeland, FL. and twelve grandchildren. >He is also survived by sister Marlene Avery (Randal), sister Pam Wilkison (Greg) and brother William Vann (Debbie), sister-in-law Jenny Sutton and fiancé Milbria Prather. Charles was born July 28, 1944 in Deland, FL to Katherine Hunter Vann and the late OrmandSutton. 
> He is preceded in death by his step-father J.B. Vann and brother Wayman Sutton.
Memorial services will be held on May 5, 2011 at Gentry Morrison Funeral Home – North.
- Ledger, May 3, 2011
>CORINE MOFIELD MOATES – 81-
LAKELAND - Corine Mofield Moates of Lakeland, Florida went to be with the Lord on September 7, 2013. She passed of respiratory failure. Mrs. Moates was born on July 26, 1932 in Jay, Florida.  >She was preceded in death by her first husband, Joe Mofield and second husband, Edsel Moates; her father, Louis Goodwin; her mother, Rennie Lou Gibson; her sisters, Pauline Tate, Ertis McCormick; and her brother, Herman Goodwin. >  She is survived by four children, Darlene Strong Rheaume and Cindy Ann Mofield, both of Lakeland, Florida, Billy Joe Mofield of Plant City, Florida, Donna Jean Stitt of Ukiah, California; seven grandchildren, Sherri Strong Tucker, Laura Strong, Blair Baker, Sandy Baker, Michael Williams, Jimmy Williams, Stephen Williams; seven great grandchildren, Sierra Jade, Laci, Shelbey, Breanna, Cayden, Paige, Kalie; her niece, Ida Tate; three great nephews, Daniel, David, Joseph; and many more loving family members.
 A Celebration of Life for Mrs. Moates will be held at Wells Memorial and Event Center in Plant City on Sunday, September 15, 2013. Family and friends will begin gathering at 2 pm and the service will begin at 3 pm. – Ledger, Friday, Sept. 13, 2013
>CHARLES E. CLARK – 83 - General Electric Co.
LAKELAND - Charles E. Clark was born on February 9, 1930 in Lakeland, FL to Douglas and Edna Clark. He passed away on October 16, 2013 in Orlando due to complications of dementia. Charles was a graduate of Lakeland High School, class of 1948. He received his Bachelors in Economics from Florida Southern College and was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He also attended the
University of Florida. He was a loyal employee for General Electric Company as a Sales Representative for over 20 years, working in Nashville, Savannah, Tampa, and finally residing in Orlando. > Charles was a Scout Master for Troop 29 located at the First United Methodist Church in Orlando, where he was also a member. He was an active member in the Orlando Rotary Club and a member of the University Club of Orlando. He was also a Mason and a Shriner.> He is preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Cynthia Cay Clark, his parents, Douglas and Edna Clark, and his brother, Douglas B. Clark, Jr.
>  He is survived by his wife, Ruby, of 57 years, his daughter, Melinda, and his son, Douglas. > In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cornerstone Hospice, 2445 Lane Park Rd., Tavares, FL 32778, the National Alzheimer's Association , P.O. Box 96011, Washington DC, 20090-6011 or the American Diabetes Association 2290 Lucien Way Suite 230, Maitland, FL 32751. > A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Oak Hill Burial Park. A Celebration of Life to be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church of Orlando, 142 E. Jackson St., Orlando, FL 32801. – Friday, Oct. 18, 2013
>GREG TURNER – 53 - Welder
LAKELAND - Greg Turner was born on January 23, 1960 in Lakeland and passed away on October 07, 2013 due to heart failure. Greg was a graduate of Lakeland High School, class of 1978. He was a welder and was of the Baptist faith.
  He is preceded in death by his father, Alfred Turner. >He survived by his mother, Myrle Turner, his daughter, Brittany Turner, grandson, Nathaniel, and his sister, Karen Murphy. > A visitation will be held on Monday, October 14, 2013 at Heath Funeral Chapel with a memorial service to follow. – Ledger, Oct. 11, 2013
>BARBARA J. HOLT – 71 – Sectionizer for Ben Hill Griffin
LAKELAND - Mrs. Barbara J. Holt, died of COPD Monday (April 28, 2008) at Consulate Heath Care.
Mrs. Holt was born July 2, 1936 in Orlando, FL. She was a member of Reynolds Road Baptist Church. She worked as a sectionizer for Ben Hill Griffin. > Mrs. Holt was preceded in death by her husband William Holt, sons David and Steven Holt and grandson William Heath.  
> She is survived by son Randall Holt, Lakeland, daughter Diane Heath, Lakeland, brother Charles Wilson, Inverness, sisters Linda Lombard, Lakeland, Wanda Wilson, Polk City, six grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Saturday, May 3, 2008 at Oak Hill Burial Park, Lakeland.
Ledger, May 1, 2008
>PATRICIA BOSWELL LANIER - 79 - 
LAKELAND - Patricia Boswell Lanier, passed away in her Lakeland home Sunday, September 6, 2009 due to complications of Alzheimer's Disease. Patricia was born on December 1, 1929, in Lakeland. She was a graduate of Lakeland High School (abt. 1947) and attended Florida Christian College. Patricia received a Bachelor's Degree in Business & Accounting from Abilene Christian College in Abilene, TX. 
 Patricia married her college sweetheart Roy H. Lanier, Jr. in 1951. >  Patricia is survived by her husband of 58 years, Dr. Roy Lanier; one daughter, Lee, Mrs. Mark Hanstein, of Denver, CO; two grandchildren, Laura, Mrs. Bart Warren, of Ramer, TN, and Will Hanstein of Denver, CO; and four great-grandchildren. > She is also survived by four sisters: Janelle, Mrs. Bob F. Owen, of Temple Terrace, FL; Sylvia, Mrs. Dr. Charles Branch, of San Antonio, TX; JoAnne, Mrs. Dr. Stafford North, of Oklahoma City, OK; and Beverly, Mrs. John A. Peddy, Concord, NC; and a host of loving nieces and nephews. >Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, Margaret and Lee Warren Boswell and grandparents John and Leota Eades, all long-time Lakeland residents, and Nettie and Daniel Boswell, former Lakeland mayor and County Commissioner.   Mrs. Lanier, along with her parents and grandparents, was an early member of the Lake Wire Church of Christ in Lakeland. She worked extensively with her husband in churches of Christ particularly in Iowa, Florida, Oklahoma, Texas, and Colorado. Patricia was involved in building teacher training workshops, as director of grade school departments, and writing children's Bible school curriculum. Patricia was caregiver to her parents, grandparents, and maiden aunts in their later years. She used her accounting skills assisting her father in numerous businesses, and was a major proofreader and assistant to her husband in his publishing endeavors.> Visitation will be held Friday, Sept. 11, 2009 at Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home, Southside Chapel, 1727 Bartow Rd., Lakeland. Services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
> Burial will immediately follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. The family would like to thank Good Shepherd Hospice for the invaluable care given to the family for almost 3 years. – Ledger, Sept. 9, 2009
>JOSEPH “JOE” LANIER – 86 - Horticulturist
LAKELAND -- Mr. Joseph "Joe" Lanier of Lakeland died of complications of senile dementia Monday (Nov. 7, 2005) at Good Shepherd Hospice at Palm Terrace. Born in Sparta, Ga., he came to Lakeland from there more than 50 years ago. He was a horticulturist. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II, having served in Iwo Jima, Saipan and Guam. He was a member of Sixth Street Church of Christ. > Mr. Lanier is survived by his daughters, Louvenia Jones, Lakeland, and Ella L. Wilcox, Haines City; brother, Jerry "J.C." Lanier, Lakeland; 14 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be, Friday at Sixth Street Church of Christ. Services will be  Saturday at the church. Coney Funeral Parlor, Lakeland.  - Ledger, Nov. 10, 2005
>BLANCH  QUATTLEBAUM JUSTICE -  85 -
LAKELAND - Mrs. Blanch Quattlebaum Justice,a resident of Lakeland, passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at her home due to respiratory failure. Mrs. Justice was born April 12, 1928 in Bonifay, Florida to James Jefferson and Jessie Ardella Judah Quattlebaum. She was a Lakeland resident since 1941 coming from Bonifay. Blanch was an Auburndale High School graduate,(abt.1946) a retired LPN and a member of the Medulla Baptist Church in Lakeland since 1978. She enjoyed cards, watching baseball and being a caregiver to her family was her number one enjoyment.
 She was preceded in death by her parents; son Jimmy Justice; daughter Patricia Fischer; brother Thaw Quattlebaum; 3 sisters Edna Batson, Dora Sasser & Alma Eubanks.> Blanch is survived by her loving family brother George Quattlebaum of Ridgefield, WA, sister Evelyn Osban of Enterprise, AL; 1 niece Betty Thomas of Winter Haven, FL, 6 grandchildren Jeff, Denise, Jimmy, Jeremy, Chad & Lance, 5 great grandchildren.
>Graveside services will be held Saturday, November 16, 2013 at the Auburndale Memorial Park, 1889 West Derby Avenue, Auburndale. Visitation will be held at the Kersey Funeral Home, 108 East Lake Stella Drive, Auburndale. –
Ledger, Thur., Nov. 14, 2013
>DOROTHY "DOT" DAVIS SMITH -  86 - Combee Elementary
LAKELAND - Ms. Dorothy "Dot" Davis Smith, passed away due to natural causes Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Dot was born on June 4, 1927 to John and Vera Davis in Perry, FL. > She was a veteran serving in the United States Army.
Mrs. Davis was a teacher at Combee Elementary school for 35 years and also a member of Victory Church.
 She was preceded in death by husband, Ernest Smith; brother, Paul Davis; sister, Mary Brown and step-brother Robert Davis. > Dot is survived by brother, Daniel Davis Doniese ; two step-sons, Jackie Smith and Charles Smith; step-daughter Marcia Caruthers and numerous nieces and nephews.  A visitation will be held on Saturday Today December 14, 2013 at the Gentry-Morrison Serenity Gardens Chapel 3350 Mall Hill Dr. Lakeland. Funeral services will follow in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Victory Church. Arrangements by Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home, Serenity Gardens Chapel. – Ledger, Sat., Dec. 14, 2013
>LENWOOD MORGAN HOLLISTER – 95 -  Citrus Grower & Cattle Rancher
LAKELAND - Lenwood Morgan Hollister, 95, passed away on January 24, 2014 due to heart failure. He was born on December 19, 1918 in Cypress, Florida (Jackson County) and was next to the youngest of 8 children. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1940 and served in the Atlantic & Pacific theatres during WWII. He served aboard the USS Quincy, USS Tuscaloosa, USS Bristol, and the USS Sangay before being discharged in 1946.
After moving to Lakeland, he attended Florida Southern College graduating with a degree in agriculture. He was a citrus grower and cattle rancher. He was a member of Wesley Memorial Methodist Church. > Mr. Hollister was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Marilyn, and his daughter Mary Lynn.> He is survived by his sons; Stephen K. Hollister (his wife Karen), Lenwood M. Hollister, Jr.; two grandchildren, Kelly Jean Hollister-Marker (Chris Marker) and Kyle Allen Hollister. He has two great grandchildren, Wyatt & Kinley Marker.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday January 29, 2014 at Heath Funeral Chapel with a viewing one hour prior. Interment will follow the service at Oak Hill Burial Park. - Ledger, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014
>MARILYN HOLLISTER – 79 - Homemaker - Ledger, Feb. 13, 2008
LAKELAND - Marilyn Hollister, of Lakeland, died February 11, 2008 from congestive heart failure. She was born on August 1, 1928 in Lakeland; FL. Mrs. Hollister was a lifetime resident of Lakeland and a graduate of Lakeland High School. She was also a member of the Wesley Memorial Methodist Church. Mrs. Hollister was a homemaker. > She was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Lynn Hollister Wilt.
>She is survived by her husband of 59 years Lenwood Hollister of Lakeland and sons: Stephen Kyle (Karen) Hollister of Lakeland, Lenwood M. Hollister Jr. of Winter Haven, sister, Patricia (Andrew) Glaser of Lakeland; 2 grandchildren Kelly Jean Marker and Kyle Allen Hollister. >Family will receive friends on Friday February 15, 2008 at Heath Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will follow in the chapel. –
>FLORENCE SNOW- 84 - Homemaker -Ledger, July 14, 2004
LAKELAND -- Mrs. Florence Snow of Lakeland died of kidney failure Sunday (July 11, 2004) at Wedgewood Health Care Center in Lakeland. Born in Moorehead, she came to Lakeland from there 84 years ago. She was a homemaker.
 Mrs. Snow is survived by her brother, Frank Coleman, Lakeland; and daughters, Mildred Baker and Linda Snow, both of Fort Lauderdale, and Shirley White, Lakeland. Services will be Thursday at Pilgrim Rest Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. H.W. Oldham Funeral Home. - 
>Mrs. D. C. BOSWELL- ( Nettie Warren ) - 80 -
Mrs. Boswell died yesterday at her home at 310 N. Massachusetts Ave.. She was a native of Plant, Tenn. and had lived in Lakeland since1912. She was a charter member of the Lake Wire Church of Christ, and had  served as a Bible Teacher there for 40 years. > Servivors include a son, Lee W. Boswell of Lakeland; 2 daughters , Miss Ruth Boswell of Lakeland and Miss Helen Boswell of Miami; a sister, Mrs. A. J. Gray of Trenton, Ky.
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Funeral Services will be held Wednesday from Glenn W. Morrison Memorial Chapel with Mr. Thomas G. Butler, pastor of Lake Wire Church of Christ officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Burial Park under the direction of Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Carl Wharton, S.O.Ward, H.C. Rowlett, Ellis Dawson, Felix Antony, Roy Surles, A.R. Matthew and Bob Butler, Bartow Honorary Pallbearers will be Dr. J. W. Annis, Dr. Albert King and Dr. E. L. Kinsinger.
>MR. KENNETH M. DEAL – 55 - Publix
BARTOW -- Mr. Kenneth M. Deal of Bartow died of lung cancer Sunday (June 22, 2003) at his home. Born Nov. 3, 1947, he was a lifelong resident of Lakeland. He was a corporate warehouse systems administrator for Publix. He was a member of First Baptist Church at the Mall. > Mr. Deal is survived by his wife, Janet Deal; son, Derek R. Deal, Bartow; daughter, Rachel M. Deal, Bartow; father, Charlie M. Deal, Lakeland; brother, David M. Deal, Lakeland; and one grandchild.
 Visitation will be Tuesday at Heath Funeral Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Moffit Cancer Center Foundation Thoracic Oncolgy Research Program, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, Fla. 33612-9809. - Ledger, June 23, 2003
>LOUVENIA "LOU" HOWELL TADLOCK – 76 - Ledger, Feb. 4, 2014
ROCK HILL, S.C. - Louvenia "Lou" Howell Tadlock, 76, passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2014, due to congestive heart failure. Daughter of Ben and Dorris Robson Howell, She was born in Detroit, MI in 1937.  She graduated from Lakeland Senior High School in 1954. Lou earned a voice and music theory degree from Florida State University in 1958. She moved back to Lakeland in 1980. Proud Mother and Grandmother of Missy Tadlock Osborn and husband Jim of Rock Hill, SC, Bun Tadlock and wife Cindy of Evergreen CO., and Alice Tadlock Marks and husband Scott of Greenville, SC. She has four grandsons: Josh Tadlock, Jared Tadlock, Jackson Osborn and Jonathan Osborn. Ms. Tadlock was a long standing member of First United Methodist Church, Lakeland, Fla. She was the box office manager at Florida Southern College for 20 plus years retiring in 2008.  Family will receive guests at the home of Jim and Missy Osborn in Rock Hill, SC, Saturday February 15th, 2014. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Florida Southern College, Music Department, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, FL. -
>ARTHUR "AG" BELL – 88 - Bell's Body Shop - Sept. 17, 2007
LAKELAND - Arthur "AG" Bell, passed away from heart failure at his home with his family at his side Saturday, September 15, 2007. Mr. Bell was born January 21, 1919 in Madison County, FL. He moved to Lakeland in 1947. In 1950 he opened Bell's Body Shop. AG was a member of New Home Baptist Church. > He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years Bernice E. Bell; sons, Don (Rachel) Bell of Dover, FL, Ronnie (Judy) Bell of Canton, NC, Phillip Bell of Mattlacha, FL; brothers, James Bell of Lee, FL, Dalton Bell of Grand Isles, FL, Eugene Bell of Lakeland, sisters, Minnie Arrington of Lakeland, Thetus Alderman of Lee, FL, Christine Nichols of Lee, FL, Ann Sapp of Madison, FL, Patcy Plain of Lee, FL; grandchildren, Tracy Waldrop, Joyce Fante, Todd Bell, Tina Smith, 15 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild.  Family will receive friends at Lakeland Funeral Home Monday, September 17, 2007.  Funeral Service will be Tuesday, September 18,2007 at Lakeland Funeral Home Chapel followed by internment in Lakeland Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Ave., Auburndale, FL 33823.Ledger, 

>MICHEL LAVON CANADY – 75 – IMC Brewster Phophates
LAKELAND - Michel Lavon Canady, died January 6, 2011 due to cancer. A life-long resident of Lakeland, Michel was born June 29, 1935 to Malcolm and Gretchen (Basel) Canady. He is a United States Army Veteran and was employed as a start-up engineer with IMC, Brewster Phosphates and Davey Power & Gas. Michel was united in marriage on January 12, 1963 to his wife, Elaine who resides in Lakeland. > He is also survived by his son, Todd Canady; sisters, Alece Pemberton and Anece Barton and his brother, Edmund all of Lakeland. Funeral services will be held 11:30 am Monday at the Florida National Cemetery. –Ledger, Jan. 9, 2011
>FRANCES HARRIS JOYNER – 87 - m/o - Coach Joyner
LAKELAND - Frances Joyner, of Lakeland, Florida was received by the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as she peacefully passed away Saturday December 10, 2011 in her home from Alzheimer's. She was surrounded by her loving, devoted family. This home was not her own, she was just a passing through. She has now reached her permanent address at her mansion in the sky. She was born September 24, 1925 in Fountain, North Carolina daughter of William and Ruby Tugwell Harris. She moved to Lakeland in 1985. >She is survived by her son Joseph William Joyner Jr. (Corabel), her grandchildren, David Joyner (Carrie), Mark Joyner (Shannon), Elizabeth Anne Joyner of Lakeland, and her 4 great grandchildren. Graveside funeral services will be Wednesday December 13, 2011 at 3:00 in Lakeland Memorial Gardens. – Ledger, Dec. 12, 2011 >FRANCES JOYNER, 86 LAKELAND - Frances Joyner,died 12-10-2011 of heart failure. Funeral services will be held, Wed. Dec. 14, 2011 at Lakeland Memorial Gardens. Lakeland Funeral Home. – Ledger, Dec. 13, 2011

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