Obituaries

Stephanie Lynn Buffington Whitaker

September 26, 2022

Stephanie Lynn Whitaker Buffington, 56, passed away on September 23, 2022, surrounded by family. She was born in 1965 in Bartow, Florida to Kermit and Judy Whitaker. Stephanie was a loving daughter, wife, sister, mother, and grandmother, and true fri

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R.C. Horton

September 1, 2022

Rev. R.C. Horton went home to be with Jesus, early Sunday morning August 28, 2022. He was born November 19, 1926 to Louella and Morgan Horton.  He is the eighth child born of thirteen children. R.C. was called into the ministry in 1952 and pastore

Dorothy Riley

August 24, 2022

Our mother, Dorothy Newport Riley of Winter Haven passed away to heaven on August 22, 2022, at the age of 84 surrounded by family. She was a wonderful, funny, loving mother to daughters, Stacy Stoops (Ronnie Stoops, spouse), Terri Thacker, Lori Rudd

Barbara Susan Bailey

August 16, 2022

Barbara Susan Bailey, Age 25, passed away on 8/6/2022 she was a lifelong resident being born in Lakeland on 10/22/1996. She was a loving stepmother to Angel Mason and her dog, Stella. She is proceeded in death by her brother, Sebastian, grandmothers,

Mary Alice Massey

August 9, 2022

Mary Alice Massey, Age 79, passed away on August 8, 2022 in Lakeland, FL, she was a lifelong resident of Lakeland being born here on May 19, 1943. She was the baby of 8 kids to Charles and Mary Folsom. Mary was a loving, caring and compassionate lady

Charles Emery Mooers

August 8, 2022

Charles E. Mooers, 91, of Haines City, FL, and a longtime resident of Champlain and Plattsburgh, NY, passed August 7, 2022 at his home. He was born in Houlton, ME August 23, 1930, son of the late Harry E. and Florence Ida (Middleton) Mooers.  He at

John M Beaty

August 3, 2022

John M Beaty age 82, passed away on July 30, 2022 in Lakeland, Florida. He was born in Sperry, OK on January 8, 1940. He served in the US Army before moving to Florida in 1980 where he began working as a machinist for Moasic. John was a skilled wood

Marcos Francisco Lievano

August 2, 2022

¡Ya estoy en casa con Jesús por siempre para contemplar su gloria! Alcancé la meta: ser fiel a mi Dios y a mi Señor Jesús hasta expirar el último aliento. Francisco, siervo de Dios y de su pueblo Marcos Francisco Liévano Reina, 9

William (Bill) Elroy Heineken

August 1, 2022

LAKELAND – Mr. William (Bill) Elroy Heineken, III, 65, resident of Lakeland, Florida, Passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. Bill was born on August 14, 1956, in Islip, New York, to William Elroy and Maud Mary-Lill Heineken, Jr. After atten

Levi Matthew VanDuser

July 27, 2022

Our shining light, Levi Matthew VanDuser, was born November 2, 2021, at 11:37 pm in Lakeland, Florida. He received his ultimate and eternal healing when he entered Jesus's arms on July 25, 2022, @ 6:47 am. Levi was born at 23 weeks and 3 days, wei

Claudia Bone Kersey

July 25, 2022

Claudia Bone Kersey of Lakeland, FL, died of cancer on July 14, 2022 at Good Shepherd Hospice House, Lakeland, FL. A private service was held at Central Florida Funeral Chapel, 2090 East Edgewood Dr., Lakeland, and burial followed at Oak Hill Cemeter

Ruth Logue

July 15, 2022

Ruth Logue's journey began in Ravenden Springs, Arkansas on September 28, 1939. Her lifelong journey ended on July 9, 2022.She resided in Plant City, Florida and is preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie Clayton Logue; sisters, Davene Caroll, Sue B

Thomas D Sutton

July 12, 2022

Thomas Sutton passed away on July 11, 2022, in Auburndale, Florida and was born on March 4, 1969, to Thomas and Thelma Sutton in St Cloud, Florida. He is survived by many loving family and friends.

Joseph Thomas

June 28, 2022

Joseph Thomas, 98, passed away on June 27, 2022, and was born on February 16, 1924, in LaBelle, Fl to Alfred and Katherine Thomas. He was a World War II Navy Veteran and served in the Pacific Theater. By profession, he was a dental technician early i

Prem P Bakhshi Sr

June 25, 2022

On Friday, June 17, 2022, Prem P. Bakhshi Sr., husband, father, and “papa,” passed away at the age of 84. Prem was born on August 23, 1937, in Multan, Pakistan to the late Shri Gobind Ram Bakhshi and the late Bhagwanti Bakhshi. After arriving to

Clarissa Ann Sullivan

June 23, 2022

CLARISSA “CHRIS” SULLIVAN, 86 Clarissa Ann Lapham Sullivan — known to most friends and family members as “Chris” — died June 11, 2022, after a series of strokes. She was a resident of Lakeland, Florida for more than 60 years. She had o

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Robert Brown Lee

June 22, 2022

Robert Brown Lee, Age 76, passed away on June 5, 2022, in Lakeland, FL. Robert was born on December 29, 1945, in Marietta, OH. Robert served in the US Air Force. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Doris Lee and his brother, Mike. Robe

Johnathan Scott Freeman

June 21, 2022

Johnathan Scott Freeman passed away June 16th, 2022, at 12:42 pm. He was the child of Randall Dean and Kathy Freeman Migues. He was the answer to my dreams, heart, and soul. We have decided since his heart, and body are still so strong, that he will

Priscilla R Swanson

June 20, 2022

Mrs. Priscilla R. Swanson, 80, of Polk City died peacefully at her home on June 19, 2022.  Born in Willimantic, Connecticut on August 19, 1941, Priscilla was the daughter of Ernest A. Rondeau and Doris P. Rondeau of Newington, Connecticut. Priscilla

Barbara Gail Lopez

June 16, 2022

Barbara Gail Lopez, Age 82, passed away on June 13, 2022, in Lakeland, FL. Barbara was born on December 10, 1939, in Lockport, NY. She was a great lady that will be missed. She was a mother to 7 children; 9 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren and 1

Kevin James Pressley

June 10, 2022

Kevin James Pressley, Age 44, passed away on 6/7/2022 in Lakeland, FL. Kevin was born on 5/24/1978 in Fairfax, VA. Kevin started his love of bowling at 5 years old and it continued into his adults years where he bowled at AMC Bowling in Lakeland. He

Johnnie Patricia Ford

June 9, 2022

Johnnie passed away in Lakeland, Florida, due to complications from the flu. She was 66 years old. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Keith Ford; son, Charlie Ford; daughter, Sonia Simmons; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildr

Herman Myers

June 3, 2022

Herman Myers, Jr, Age 78, passed away on 5/31/2022 in Tampa, FL. Herman was born on 6/13/1943 in Clinton County, OH. He loved to fish, gamble and go out to breakfast. He owned Myers Carpet Cleaning in Winter Haven, Florida. He resided in Winter Haven

Eron "Nell" Broom

May 24, 2022

Eron "Nell" Broom, age 78, was called home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Her most important treasures on this earth were her children and grandchildren and she passed peacefully with her children by her side. Funeral Services will b

Arthur J Tidwell

May 20, 2022

Arthur J. Tidwell “AJ” age 82, passed away on May 16, 2022, in Lakeland, Florida. He was born on August 7, 1939 in Newton, Alabama to Lafayette and Lillie Mae Tidwell. Aj loved to fish and to watch the Atlanta Braves and put together jigsaw puzzl