Aug. 23, 1929 – May 28, 2009

After battling colon/liver cancer for two years, Barbara Stanland Albritton passed away peacefully on May 28th at her home and surrounded by her family. She was born on August 23, 1929, to Lloyd and Eva Mae Stanland in Waverly, Florida. She graduated from Lake Wales High School in 1947 and attended Stetson University in 1947 and 1948. She married George Edwin Albritton on December 28, 1959 (59 years). She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Wales being a member of Salt Shaker’s Bible Class; member of Women of Church serving as Secretary for three years; volunteer for the MOPS program working with two-year-olds; and was a member of the Bell Choir for several years. Her hobby was tennis, having played on the Lake Wales Country Club team for many years. She retired from active tennis at age 74. She was an active member of Beta Sigma Phi (a social sorority) for over fifty years and was serving her third term as President when she had to retire after being diagnosed with cancer. She enjoyed attending the annual Air Force reunions over the past several years where she met many of her husband’s friends who served with him during his military years. She treasured all the friends she met during her church years, reunions, tennis years, neighbors, sorority who remained faithful in remembering her during her battle with cancer.

 Survivors include her husband of 59 years, George Edwin Albritton of Lake Wales, Florida, daughter Julie A. Dale (Richard) of Ocoee, Florida; son Dr. Robert E. Albritton (Rebecca) of Vienna, Virginia. Grandchildren Kelly Hill (Shawn) of Winter Garden, Florida; James Dale of Orlando, Florida; Neil A. Albritton of Jupiter, Florida; Anne Albritton of Vienna, Virginia; and one great-grandson Parker Hill of Winter Garden, Florida. Two sisters: June Howard (Ray), Mary Grissom (Doug) and two sisters-in-law Mollie Cooper and Kathryn Stanland.
 Visitation will be held Friday, May 29, 2009 at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales.
 Funeral service were held, Saturday, May 30, 2009 at the First Presbyterian Church in Lake Wales.

(Note: according to the marriage records on the Bartow Historical site - the marriage of Barbara Stanland to George Edwin Albritton took place on Dec. 28, 1948 -not 1959  )
>ALBRITTON, Louise Maggie- Homemaker- 1920 - 2003
 Bowling Green, Hardee Co.,Fl. -  Mrs. Louise Maggie ALBRITTON, of Bowling Green, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2003 of injuries in an auto accident in Lakeland, she was 83.
 Louise was born in Fort Valley, Ga. on Jan. 13, 1920. Louise came to Bowling Green when she was very young, she was a homemaker. She was a member of  Payne Creek Primative  Baptist Church in Bowling Green.
 Mrs. Albritton was preceded in death by her husband, William Hollis Albritton, Sr.
 Louise is survived by: her son, Hollis Albritton, Jr., Arcadia, Desoto Co., Fl.; daughters; Sylvia Edwards of Ocala, Fl., LaVerne Knight of Arcadia, Fl.; brother J.L.Arnold of Wauchula, Hardee Co., Fl. ; 7 grandchildren ; 11 great grandchildren.
 Visitation at Robarts Family Garden Chapel, 529 W. Main St., Wauchula, Services at Paynes Creek Baptist Church Thursday in Bowling Green. ( Ledger, Wed. Dec. 3, 2003 )
>Ernest E. Albritton - 95 -
 Ernest was 95, He died Feb. 20, 2008, at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center, Fort Pierce. Born in Bowling Green, he lived in Fort Pierce for the past 62 years. Prior to retirement, he was the co-owner and operator of Albritton Fruit Harvesting for 20 years in Fort Pierce.
 Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Albritton of Fort Pierce; sister, Lillian Moye of Bowling Green; daughter, Shirley J. Meyer of Fort Pierce; daughter, Elsie Stratton of Fort Pierce; son, Glenn (Buddy) Albritton of Fort Pierce; 14 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.
 He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Genie Albritton; son, Joe Albritton; daughter, Eugenia (Jean) Moore; and brother, C.J. Albritton. 
 Visitation will be, Feb. 24, 2008 at Aycock Funeral Home, Fort Pierce. A funeral service will be held on- Feb. 25, 2008 at Aycock Funeral Home.
>ALBRITTON, Donald J. - 67 -  
Donald of Bowling Green, passed away December 22, 2006, in Sarasota Memorial Hospital. A lifelong resident of Bowling Green, Mr. Albritton was a member of Fort Green Baptist Church. He was retired from the Army as a Master Sergeant after 21 years of service and served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He had also retired from C F Industries and was working for Hardee County as a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of Fort Green Masonic Lodge, a member of the Cherokee Tribe of Northeast Alabama and a member of the Sons of the Co
 He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Gwen; two daughters, Donna (Dale) Chancey of Ft. Green and Sherri (Joe B. Jr.) Himrod of Torrey; son, Jerry W. (Machele) of Wauchula; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
 Service will be conducted, Friday, December 29, 2006, at Ft. Green Baptist Church with burial to follow at Ft. Green Baptist Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday at Brant Funeral Chapel in Wauchula. Arrangements entrusted to BRANT FUNERAL CHAPEL Wauchula, Fla. 863-773-9451
>Donald Clyde Albritton Sr. - 53 -
 Donald of Beverly Hills, FL, died Saturday October 31, 2009, at the Hospice unit of Citrus Memorial hospital in Inverness, FL.
 Born July 28, 1956, in Wauchula, FL, to Clyde and Sally Albritton, he came here 10 years ago from Polk County, where he was a Harvester for Gardnier Phosphate. He was of the Baptist faith.
 He was preceded in death by his father, Clyde Albritton, Oct. 9, 2007. Survivors include his wife, Laura Albritton of Beverly Hills, FL; 2 sons, Donald Albritton Jr. S/Sgt U.S. Army Baghdad, and his wife Angela, and Stanley Russell Albritton of Kissimmee, FL; and a daughter, Laurie Albritton-Harris of Polk County, FL; and his mother, Sally Albritton of Crystal, River, FL; and 3 grandchildren. Strickland Funeral Home with Crematory in care of arrangements. ( Nov. 2 - 6, 2008 )
>ALBRITTON, Dennis L.,
Dennis was 50, he lived Wauchula, Fla., died April 2, 2006. He was born March 24, 1956, in Wauchula and had lived in Wauchula for two years, coming from Ft. Pierce, Fla. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church. He was employed as a security guard, and was a United States
Army veteran.
 Survivors include his parents, Floyd and Elaine Albritton of Wauchula; daughter, Denise Goins of Anna, Ill.; brothers, David Albritton of Wauchula, Randy Clark of Zephyrhills, Fla., and Eric Albritton of Ft. Pierce; sisters, Frances Logue of West Moreland, Tenn., Rita Lienhard of Ft. Pierce, and Dianna Darley of Wauchula; an aunt and uncle in Wauchula; and several nieces and nephews.
 Services will be held, Wednesday, April 5th, 2006 at Northside Baptist Church, Wauchula with visitation.
 Burial is in Wauchula Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Robarts Family Funeral Home, Wauchula, Fla.863-773-9773- (April 4, 2006

 Ethel was 78, she lived in Fort Myers, and passed away Monday Oct. 6, 1986. She had been a long time resident of Lee County and was a member of the Church of God, Lehigh Acres.
 Mrs. Ethel Albritton is survived by three sons, Lamar Albritton, Willard D. Albritton, both of Fort Myers and Calvin Albritton of North Fort Myers; two daughters, Sara Mae HINKLE of LaBelle and Vera Laverne HENDRICKS of Fort Myers; a brother, Charles DAUGHTRY of Fort Myers; two sisters, Lessie ADDISON of Naples and Celia Goodman of Alabama; 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
 Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 10:30 a.m. from the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home, 3654 Palm Beach Boulevard with Rev. Joseph P. Hubbard and Pastor Jim Ellis of Harvest Temple Church of God, Lehigh Acres, officiating.
 Interment will be in Fort Myers Cemetery (Garden of Memories).
( Fort Myers News-Press - Wednesday, October 8, 1986 )

>Geraldine L. ALBRITTON,
 Geraldine was 64 lived in Lehigh Acres, died July 15, 200l. Geraldine was born in LaBelle, FL, she has been a resident of Lee County since childhood.
 She leaves her husband, Lamar and son, Barry of Lehigh Acres, daughters, Rebeca BECKNELL and Toni SPIVEY of Ohio, and Katherine CRUMBLEY of GA; also 12 grand & great-grandchildren.
 Geraldine was predeceased by children, Donald and Susan Cottrell. Family will receive friends Wednesday at Temple Baptist Church of Hwy 31. Funeral service will be presided by Rev. Ken Griffith; burial will follow at Lee Memorial Park. Anderson Funeral Home. 
(News-Press, July 15, 200l )
>ALBRITTON, Bessie N. (Newberry)- Age 95
Bessie, of Lake Placid, passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2003 in the Lake Placid Health Care Center. Bessie was born in Century, Florida in 1908 and came to Lake Placid in 1945 from Winter Haven. She was a Homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Lake Placid.
Bessie is survived by her daughter, Carmen Duncan of Lake Placid, 2 Grandchildren, 7 Great-grandchildren. Friends may visit with the family Friday, February 28 at Scott Funeral Home. Calling time will begin at 9:30 a.m. and continue through to the Service time at 10:00 a.m. Reverend Ray Sullivan of the First Baptist Church will celebrate.
Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Lake Placid. Arrangements are under the loving guidance of Scott Funeral Home in Lake Placid. 
Tampa Tribune, Feb. 27, 2003
Fondly known as Ezzie, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, July 4, 2006, after a long brave battle with cancer. She passed away peacefully at home with her daughter by her side. Ezzie was born in Fort Pierce on November 13, 1928, to the late James Roy and Clemmie Smith Albritton. She was educated locally in the Fort Pierce School System. She was employed by Tuxedo Fruit Co., Southern Bell, Fort Pierce Memorial Hospital and Lawnwood Regional Medical Center as a ward clerk where she retired after 33 years. Ezzie was of the Pentecostal Faith. A family oriented woman, her home was a gathering place for family. In addition to her own, she more often than not had nieces and nephews clamoring "in and out." "Shut that door," "Y'all get out on the porch" were definitely much used phrases. Sounds of laughter resonated throughout the house and outside squeals of delight when she squirted you with the hose on a hot summer day. She was a music lover (especially Elvis) and had a lovely voice of her own, always singing as she went about her daily chores. Other hobbies included fishing and cooking, but make no mistake about it, the real light of her life was her grandchildren.
 Eloise is survived by her daughter, Barbara Eloise "Barbie" Sykes and son-in-law, Russell Ray Sykes; three grandchildren, Nicholas Ray Sykes, Allison Ray Sykes and Angela Rae Sykes; two brothers, James Roy "Bud" Albritton and his wife, Iva Jeanne, Roger W. "Bill" Davis and his wife, Barbara, all of Fort Pierce; as well as many nieces and nephews.
 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Roger Davis; her sister, Nita Norvell; her brother-in-law, Lanie Norvell; and sister-in-law, Jan Davis. A special thanks to those who attended to her, Lanie Russell, her grandchildren, and all of her nurses from
Hospice. Friends may call from on Thursday, July 6th, at Yates Funeral Home, Fort Pierce. A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, July 7th at the Church of God, 3212 Oleander Avenue. Pastor Doug Phillips will officiate and her cousin, Cynthia "Cindy" Eloise Newton Paschal, will deliver the eulogy. Donations may be made to Treasure Coast Hospices, 2500 Virginia Avenue, Suite 202, Fort Pierce, Florida 34981.
( the TC Palm on July 7, 2006 )
>Dallas Thomas Hansell ALBRITTON  - 87 -
Dallas was age 87,he moved on to join the Lord on Oct. 3, 2011. He served in the
United States Navy.
 Dallas is survived by his wife of 65 years, Bertha Pinkston Albritton, sister Katie Richardson and one brother Robert Albritton. Mr. Albritton had eight children whom he adored: Patricia (Ralph) Hunt, Peggy Albritton, Princeann (Bobby) Westberry, Phillip (Linda) Albritton, Penny (Joe) Griffin, Patrick Albritton, Pam (Mark) Cannady and Pandora Albritton. He also had twenty-six grandchildren and thirty-nine great-grandchildren. He attended every graduation, never missing one.
 He is predeceased by his parents and 9 siblings.Viewing-Service will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at J.E. Fralin Funeral Home, 5065 Soutel Dr., Jax., FL. 32208. Reception will follow at Peggys house.
 Daddy you have done so much for each of us children, our hearts will weep but to know you are watching over us and Mommy, only time and the Lords hands will heal our pain. Daddy you will be missed by so many. Love your wife, children, all grands &
 Florida Times-Union on October 7, 2011
>Mr. Clyde W. ALBRITTON Driver for Florida Natural
BARTOW – Mr. Clyde W. Albritton of Bartow died of heart failure Monday (Dec. 13, 2004) at Bartow Care Center. He was 84. Born in Wauchula on Aug. 13, 1920, he came to Bartow from Hardee County many years ago. He was a truck driver for Florida's Natural. He was a veteran of World War II, having served as a private first class in Battery C of the 691st Field Artillery Battalion. He received the World War II Victory medal, Asian Theater of Operations medal, and Eameto Medal.
Mr. Albritton is survived by his caregiver, Bobby Phillips, Frostproof; one grandson; one great-grandson. Moody-Brant Funeral Chapel.
Ledger, Dec.15, 2004 
Gainesville - Mr. Albritton, age 71, died on July 19, 2006. He was employed by Sperry Rand and Total Tape Productions.
Mr. Albritton was preceded in death by his parents Mary (Barrentine) & Jerry Albritton, and his sister Emily Albritton. Mr Albritton moved to Gainesville in 1958 from Fitzgerald, GA.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Tommie; son, Larry of Gainesville, FL; daughter, Donna (Robert) Runyan of Danville, IL; sister, Merlel Albritton of Athens, GA; 2 granddaughters - 
Gainesville Sun- July 21 – 24 - 2006 - Gainesville Sun- July 21 – 24 - 2006
>ALBRITTON, C.J. "Jay," – 91 -
C.J. passed away October 19, 2006, at his home. He was born in Bowling Green, Fla., in Hardee County, and grew up there, working on his family farm. As a young man, he was a cowhand and drove cattle on the original Cracker Trail Ride. In 1946, he moved to Fort Pierce, Fla., marrying his wife, Mirella. They were happily married for 56 years. He began his citrus career in St. Lucie County, eventually owning Albritton Fruit Harvesters with his brother, Ernie Albritton. He retired in 1980. After retirement, he continued to enjoy his family, love of horses, hunting and fishing. In 1995, he was honored with an induction into the Florida Cracker Hall of Fame. He was an officer and dedicated member of the St. Lucie County Cowboy Club and several hunting associations.
 Survivors include his daughters, Laura Robbins and husband, Carl, of Lexington, N.C., Kathy Miller and husband, Larry, Lisa Faircloth and husband, Danny, all of Fort Pierce, Fla.; brother, E.E. Albritton of Fort Pierce, Fla.; sister, Lillian Moye of Wachula, Fla.; grandchildren, Jeff, Joelle, Larry, Wade, Will, Nicole and Shelby, and families; eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; also all of Fort Pierce, Fla.
 He was preceded in death by his wife, Mirella Albritton; six brothers and sisters; and his parents, William and Dora Albritton.
Visitation will take place Sunday, October 22, 2006, at Haisley Funeral Home. A service will take place, Monday, October 23, 2006, at the funeral home chapel.
Burial will follow at White City Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Haisley Funeral  Cremation Service. -Tampa Trib, Oct. 22, 2006
>ALBRITTON, Asa Sr., 74,
Asa was a beloved husband, father, granddad and "Pawpaw," left our side January 9, 2008, to be with God. A longtime resident of Dover, Fla., he had recently moved to Athens, Ala., to be closer to his sons and grandchildren. Although our family circle is now one link shorrter, we will forever hold him in our hearts, and fondly cherish the memories we shared.
 Asa Sr. left behind the love of his life, Yvonne; his two sons, Asa Jr. and Jamie; two daughters-in-law, Cindy and Wendi; six grandchildren, Ricky, Wesley, Marshal, Justin, Parker and Wyatt; and seven great-grandchildren.
 There will be a memorial service for the family Saturday, January 8, 2008, in Athens, Ga ( Jan.11, 2008 - Tampa Trib )
>ALBRITTON, Christina 'Tina', - Homemaker
Tina was 91, She was from Bowling Green, Florida, passed away Monday, August 30, 2004, in Sarasota, Florida. She was born May 7, 1913 in Lineville, Alabama and moved to this area in 1940. Mrs. Albritton was a homemaker and a member of Paynes Creek Primitive Baptist Church.
 She was preceded in death by her husband, James Coile Albritton.
 Survivors are: her son, James Hill Albritton and his wife, Judy of Bowling Green, Florida; daughter, Flora Davis and her husband, Reverend Roland Davis of Bradenton; five grandchildren, Blake Albritton, Chris Albritton and Dusty (Tara) Albritton all of Bowling Green, Florida, Lyn (David) Scaffidi of New Orleans, Louisiana, Leigh (Chris) Judah of Clearwater, Florida; eight great grandchildren, Savannah, Sara Beth, Tucker, Gracie and Riley Kate Albritton all of Bowling Green, Florida, Elizabeth Scaffidi of New Orleans, Louisiana, Alex and Zack Judah of Clearwater, Florida.
The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. a t Paynes Creek Primitive Baptist Church.
 Funeral services will be Thursday, September 2, 2004, at Paynes Creek Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Hollis Albritton, Reverend Roland Davis, and Elder Johnny Bowen officiating. -  Burial will follow in Paynes Creek Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Paynes Creek Primitive Baptist Church. Funeral arrangements by: BRANT FUNERAL CHAPEL WAUCHULA, (863) 773-9451 - Tampa Trib, Sept. 2, 2004 )
> Mr. Charles "Squirt" Albritton - Cowboy
FROSTPROOF - - Charles died of heart failure Thursday (Dec. 9, 2004) at Florida Hospital, Heartland. He was 55. Born May 10, 1949, in Frostproof, he was a lifelong resident of this area. He was a veteran of the Army, serving in Vietnam. He was a self-employed cowboy.
Mr. Albritton is survived by his daughters, Patty Albritton Briggs and Sarah Hood, both of Frostproof, Elizabeth Sutter, Avon Park; sons, Bill Sutter and Chris Sutter, both of Fort Recovery, Ohio, Jim Sutter and Doug Sutter, both of Frostproof; brother, Arthur Albritton, Frostproof; companion, Sharon K. Sutter, Frostproof; five grandchildren. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Emmanual Baptist Church. Marion Nelson Funeral Home, Frostproof -  Ledger, Dec. 12, 2004 

>ALBRITTON, Anna Lee - 97

Anna Lee Albritton, of St. Augustine, Fla., went home to be with her Lord on Aug. 25, 2012, at Palm Garden in Jacksonville, Fla. Anna Lee was born in Wauchula, Fla., in 1915 and moved to St. Augustine in 1953. She was preceded in death by her parents William Daniel and Amelia Hancock Carlton, a sister Edith McRea, two brothers Clyde and Ralph Carlton.

 She is survived by her daughter, Linda K. Huff of St. Augustine; and her son, Roy J. Albritton of Hollywood, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at Anastasia Baptist Church. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorial contributions may be made to Anastasia Baptist Church Building Fund, or The Women"s Refuge of St. Johns County, P O. Box 1430, St. Augustine, FL 32085-1430, or Community Hospice of NE Florida. - St. Augustine Record on Aug. 30, 2012

WAUCHULA - Alberta Carlton Albritton, 89, of Wauchula, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011 at Resthaven of heart failure. Born Nov. 1, 1921 to the late Ab and Louise E. Carlton, she was raised in the Oak Grove community. She was a 1939 graduate of Wauchula High School and an active member of the First Baptist Church of Wauchula for nearly 70 years. Always young at heart, she worked in the children's Sunday School department for many years. Equally important to her were the elderly; therefore, for over 40 years, she was a volunteer and member of the Board of Trustees of Resthaven.
 In addition to her parents, she was predeceased in 2004 by her husband of 61 years, Merle Lee Albritton; and two sisters, Mildred Terrell, also in 2004, and Emily Nell "Peggy" Martin in 2009.
 Survivors are one daughter, Merilyn Strickland and husband Jerry of Fort Meade; four grandchildren (to whom she was "Gonzee"), Martha Louise Durrance and husband Bobby of Lake Wales, John Davis and wife Christy of Winter Haven, Miles Strickland and wife Tara of Lakeland, and Kyle Strickland and wife Kim of Fort Meade; and nine great-grandchildren, Katherine Louise and Elizabeth Claire Durrance, Emory and Robert Davis, Emily, Chloe and Andrew Strickland, and Kayla and Kyle Strickland, Jr.
 Visitation was held on Sunday, Jan. 9th at Robarts Garden Chapel. Funeral Services are Monday, Jan. 10th, at First Baptist Church of Wauchula with the Rev. Ken Smith, the Rev. Kenny Slay and John E. Terrell officiating. Burial will follow in Bowling Green Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Resthaven, 298 Resthaven Rd., Zolfo Springs, FL 33890. Arrangements by Robarts Family Funeral Home, Wauchula. - The Ledger, Jan. 9, 2011
> WOODS, Eva Albritton - 80
WINTER HAVEN -- Mrs. Eva Albritton Woods of Winter Haven died Friday (June 8, 2001). She was 80. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Evergreen Cemetery in Fort Meade. McLean Funeral Home, Fort Meade.
>HENRY F. ALBRITTON – 79 - Peace River Packing
BARTOW - Mr. Henry F. Albritton, age 79, passed away from respiratory failure on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 in Bartow. Henry was born April 17, 1933 in Fort Meade, he was the son of the late Ira W. and Betty Albritton. Mr. Albritton retired from Peace River Packing after 38 years as a grove caretaker. He was also a member of the First Assembly of God of Bartow.
  Mr. Albritton is survived by his wife of 36 years, Joy Albritton of Lake Wales, mother-in-law Mrs. W.H. Bearrentine of Bartow, two brothers-in-law, Bruce Bearrentine of Fort Meade and Norman Bearrentine of Oakland, CA.
 The family will receive friends Friday, November 9th, at McLean Funeral Home, 306 East Broadway in Fort Meade. Funeral services will follow, at the funeral home chapel. -
  (Ledger,Nov.8, 2012 )

WINTER HAVEN - Mrs. Janet Albritton Dees, 65, of Winter Haven died Saturday (Dec. 15, 2007) of a stroke following complications and an extensive hospital stay following surgery. She died at Orlando Regional Medical Center, Lucerne Annex in Orlando, Florida.
Born March 23, 1942, in Bartow, she was a lifelong resident of Polk County, residing the last 37 years in Winter Haven where she worked for and retired from GTE/Verizon, first as a telephone operator and later in management as a traffic projection engineer.
Mrs. Dees is survived by her husband Ormond Dees; a daughter Shannon Baker, Lakeland, sons Mark Dees, Winter Haven (wife Ellen), and Patrick Dees, Orlando; 6 grandchildren; sisters Mary Anne Dekle, Lakeland, Linda Fountain, Winter Haven, & a brother, John Albritton, Frankston, TX.
A memorial service will be held Friday at 6 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, Winter Haven. Visitation will follow in the fellowship hall. – Ledger, Dec. 18, 2007
FORT LONESOME, FL - Ila Louise (Albritton) Prine Crawford, 97, of Ft. Lonesome, Florida, went to Heaven and to the waiting arms of her daughter, Veda and grandson, Wade on August 22, 2012.
 With sorrowful rejoicing, she leaves behind daughters, Wanda Colding (Waymon), Mildred Carlton (Isaac), Jeanette Dorris (Butch), and son-in-law Ivey Alderman. She was preceded in death by husbands, Gilbert Prine and Ira Crawford, and stepson, Randy Crawford (Joy). She was a loving "granny" to 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 10 great great-grandchildren, and 5 great great great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 28 at Hopewell Funeral Home, 6005 CR 39 S, Plant City. A Graveside Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, August 29 at at Bethlehem Cemetery, Ft. Lonesome. – Ledger, Aug. 26, 2012
LAKELAND -- Mrs. Lillie Albritton-Hudson of Lakeland died of heart failure Tuesday (July 1, 2003) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. She was 88. Born in Arcadia on April 2, 1915, she came to Lakeland from there 66 years ago. She was a citrus processor. She was a member of Reynolds Road Baptist Church.
 Mrs. Albritton-Hudson is survived by her husband, Russell Hudson; sons, Lloyd Albritton, Barney Albritton, both of Lakeland; daughters, Mary Myers, Martha Caustic, both of Lakeland; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
 Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Gentry-Morrison Southside. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home chapel. – Ledger, July 3, 2003
>RAY ROBERT ALBRITTON – 86 - American Cyanmid
LAKELAND - Ray Robert Albritton, age 86, passed away August 19, 2012 of heart failure at Hawthorne Inn-Hospice in Lakeland.
Mr. Albritton was born on August 30, 1925 in Chicora, Fl. He was an Electrician for American Cyanmid. Mr. Albritton had lived in Chicora all his life until two years ago when they moved to Lakeland. Mr. Albritton was a veteran of the U.S. Naval Air Force- (WWII).
Mr. Albritton is survived by his wife of 66 years Madelyn Albritton, daughters Lana Vetter & Meredith Manley, son Bruce Albritton, sister Marie Wilson, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday August 24, 2012 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. at Seigler Funeral Home-Chapel, Hwy. 60 E. Mulberry. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 A.M.
Arrangements entrusted to Seigler Funeral Home-Mulberry. – Ledger, Aug. 22, 2012
LAKELAND -- Mr. Melvin W. Albritton of Lakeland died of congestive heart failure Tuesday (Feb. 22, 2005) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. He was 89.
 Born in Fort Lonesome on Dec. 22, 1915, he came to Lakeland from Brewster in 1950. He was a repairman in the mining industry, having worked for American Cyanamid for 43 years. He was also a realtor for 30 years. He was a member of the Exchange Club for 20 years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Lakeland where he served as an usher for 40 years.
 Mr. Albritton is survived by his wife, Lurie G. Albritton; daughter, Phyllis Joan Gibson, Lakeland; half sisters, Tretta Herndon, Eva Thompson, both of Lakeland; two grandsons; three greatgrandchildren.
 Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Heath Funeral Chapel. Services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home chapel. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 72 Lake Morton Drive, Lakeland, 33801 – Ledger, Feb. 23, 2005
>MRS. VIRGINIA  RACHEL ALLBRITTON - 73 - Ledger, Dec. 14, 1964
Mulberry- Mrs. Virginia Rachel Albritton of Route 1, Lithia, died yesterday ( Sunday ) at a Plant City Hospital. She was a native of Manatee County, Fl. and had lived most of her life in Hillsborough Co., Fl.  Virginia was a member of the Assembley of God Church.
 Survivors include her husband, J. W. Albritton; a son Edward Rogers of Tampa; 4 daughters, Mrs. Thelma Joiner of Lithia, Mrs. Eva Thompson and Mrs. Fleita Lewis, both of Mulberry, and Mrs. Treeta Herndon of Lakeland; a step-daughter, Mrs. Neda Rowell of Bartow; 4 step-sons, Leon, Timothy and Melvin Albritton of Tampa and Oland of Jacksonville; 4 brothers, John, Frank and Kever Raulerson of Tampa and Harvard of Valrico; 2 sisters, Mrs. Lillie Rogers and Mrs. Rena Lowe, both of Parrish, Fl. 26 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. -
>Funeral Services for Mrs. Virginia Albritton- who died in South Florida Baptist Hospital will be Tuesday afternoon at the Bethlehem Primative Baptist hurch, Rev. Truby Martin will officiate, assisted by Hugh Brinkley.
 Interment will be in Bethlehem Cemetery. A. M. Seigler Funeral Home in Mulberry.
WINTER HAVEN -- Mrs. Mary Martin Albritton of Winter Haven died of heart failure Wednesday (Aug. 13, 2003) at Palm Garden of Winter Haven. She was 85. Born Feb. 28, 1918, in Bartow, she was a lifelong area resident. She was a homemaker. She attended Peace Creek Baptist Church in Bartow.
 Mrs. Albritton was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Albritton.
 She is survived by her daughters, Mary Ann Dekle, Lakeland, Janet Dees and Linda Fountain, both of Winter Haven; son, John C. Albritton, Phoenix, Ariz.; sister, Mildred Brock, Lakeland; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-greatgrandchild.
 Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Whidden-McLean Funeral Home, Bartow. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. >Burial will be in Gandy Cemetery, Connorsville. – Ledger, Aug. 14, 2003
HIGHLAND CITY -- Working long hours never deterred Mr. Luther Albritton of Highland City from returning to Myakka City, where he kept a 150-acre cattle farm. Mr. Albritton died of pneumonia Sunday (May 28, 2006) at Good Shepherd Hospice. He was 87. Born Feb. 18, 1919, in Garner, Mr. Albritton moved to Highland City from Myakka City. He served in the Army during World War II.Mr. Albritton tended citrus groves for the Lakeland Highlands Co-Op for several years before taking a job with U.S. Steel. He worked eight to 12 hours a day, dredging with a dragline or other heavy equipment."Of course we worried about him, but he was making a living for his seven children," his daughter, Louise Cochran of Highland City, said. Between shifts, he drove an hour and a half to Myakka City, the town where he grew up, to care for his parents and their cattle farm. He eventually inherited the farm from his father. After he retired at age 65, Mr. Albritton spent most of his time in the field, taking care of cattle."He wasn't the type to sit in front of the television," his daughter said. "He was a hard-working guy."Mr. Albritton worked for U.S. Steel for 40 years. He was a Baptist.
 Mr. Albritton was preceded in death by his wife, Marzie Albritton.
 He is survived by his daughters, Louise Cochran, Highland City, Mary Johnting, Alturas, Janice Pelham, Waverly, Tenn.; sons, Luther Albritton Jr., Lakeland, Richard Albritton, Venice; sister, Eddie Bea Polk, Indian River; 17 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
 Visitation will be this evening at Whidden-McLean Funeral Home, Bartow. Services will be Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Ave., Auburndale, FL 33823 - Ledger, May 30, 2006
>LOUISE M. ALBRITTON -  83 -  Teacher
LAKE ALFRED - Louise M. Albritton, 83, passed away at home peacefully May 11, 2008 of cancer.
Born December 25, 1924 in Venice/Nokomis and raised in Myakka City where she was H.S. Valedictorian. She also earned a Bachelors degree from FSC and had a career as a teacher. She had been active at the First Baptist Church of Lake Alfred and a member of the Eastern Star. She was always active in her children's activities such as band and scouting. The family had traveled extensively around the U.S.
 Louise is survived by her daughter, Iris Ellen; son, Dr. Alvo Albritton and his wife, Dr. Janice; their
daughter, Allana Belle Elizabeth. She is also survived by her sister, Theolla Cannon of Palmetto and brothers, John and Melvin McDonald of Myakka City.
Visitation will be held Thursday, May 15, 2008 at Steele's Family Funeral Services Chapel in Winter Haven, FL.
 Service will be held Friday, May 16, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Myakka City First United Methodist Church.
Burial will follow at Old Miakka Cemetery in Old Miakka, FL.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Old Miakka United Methodist Church for the restoration of the family names on the historic windows, 1620 Myakka Rd., Sarasota, FL. 34240 – Ledger, May 14, 2008
>ELISABETH A. ALBRITTON – 88 - Secretary/Bookkeeper
LAKE WALES - Elisabeth A. Albritton, 88, passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at Savannah Court in Lake Wales due to pneumonia.
 Born September 25, 1919 in Webster, FL; she and her late husband were owners of citrus groves on Old Bartow Road, where they had lived since 1942. She was the secretary and bookkeeper for the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd and a member of the First Baptist Church.
 Elisabeth was preceded in death by her husband, James O. Albritton, and a sister, Doris M. Chelette. Survivors include her daughter, Marjorie A. Alder of Lake Wales; sons, James David (Karen) Albritton of Miami, Edwin Arthur (Nita) Albritton of Winter Haven and William Roy (Toni) Albritton of Lake Wales; brother, Roy Adrian (Michelle) Anderson Jr. of Coral Springs; 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
 Visitation will be held Friday, August 15, 2008 at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, August 16, 2008 at the First Baptist Church with Rev. B
arry Hooten officiating.
 Interment will follow at the Lake Wales Cemetery. -
Ledger, Aug. 14, 2008
LAKELAND -- Mr. James Palmer Albritton of Lakeland died of lung failure Monday (Nov. 22, 2004) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. He was 80. Born in Avon Park on Sept. 2, 1924, he came to Lakeland from Sebring 15 years ago. He was a retired Navy and Air Force veteran. He was a past member of the Sebring Veterans of Foreign Wars.
 Mr. Albritton is survived by his sons, James K. Albritton, Marthasville, Mo., Benjamin Albritton, Champaign, Ill.; daughters, Barbie R. Albritton, Collinsville, Ill., Lisa Towson, Cedar Park, Texas; brother, Jon Albritton, Winter Haven; sister, Mary Stephens, Tallahassee.
 Memorial services will be held later. Steele's Family Funeral Services, Winter Haven. -  Ledger, Nov. 24, 2004
>HALL, VELDA L. ALBRITTON – 74 – Retired Dental Assistant
AUBURNDALE - Mrs. Velda L. Hall, age 74, a resident of Auburndale departed this life on Monday, August 12, 2013 into the waiting arms of Jesus due to cancer.
 Mrs. Hall was born January 17, 1939 in Picnic, Florida to Rayford and Ethel (Rees) Albritton. Velda retired as a Dental Assistant and was a member of Lena Vista Baptist Church in Auburndale.
 She was preceded in death by her parents and husband William "Bill" Hall.
 Velda is survived by her loving family: 1 daughter: Rhonda Marionneaux of Plant City, FL, 2 grandchildren: Stacy (Donny) Ray of Winter Haven, FL, Mitch Marionneaux of Baton Rouge, LA, 2 sisters: Harriett Rowand of Lakeland, FL, Edith (Wayne) Putnel of Ft. Meade, FL, 5 great grandchildren: Lauren, Leah, Michael, Ethan & Mimi, several nieces and nephews.
 In lieu of flowers please send donation's in Mrs. Hall's name to: Good Shepherd Hospice, 115 S. Missouri Ave., Ste. 500, Lakeland, FL, 33815.
 Funeral services will be Thursday, August 15, 2013 at the Kersey Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Auburndale Memorial Park. Visitation will be held before services 11-12 at the funeral home.
Ledger, Wed., August 14, 2013

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