Obituaries

Nina Ruth Grady Kitchens

September 14, 2021

Nina Ruth Kitchens Grady, Age 82, passed away on September 10, 2021 in Lakeland, she was a life long resident of Lakeland having been born here on November 13,1938. Ruth loved to garden and she could grow just about anything. She was also a member of

James Ray Carlisle Beckley

September 3, 2021

James Ray Carlisle Beckley , Age 77, passed away on 8/26/2021 in Lakeland, Fl.  James was born on 4/30/1944 in Cincinnati, OH.  He was a truck driver for 31 years and was employed by Publix for 33 years.  James was a member of SouthWest Church of

Wilma Nell Parrish

September 3, 2021

Wilma Nell Parrish, Age 75, passed away on 9/1/2021 in Lakeland, FL. Wilma was born on 12/15/1945 in , AL. Wilma loved to fish and cook for her family. She loved her grandbabies, they were her world. She is preceded in death by two children, Billie a

James Allen Adams

August 31, 2021

James Allen Adams, age 89 was born in Taft, Tennessee but grew up in Alabama before moving to Lakeland, Florida where he met and married Geraldine Weatherford on May 31, 1952. They were married for 69 years. James was one of 9 children, he had 4 brot

Ansley Hall III

August 31, 2021

Ansley Hall III, 66, known to his family and friends and as "Andy", passed away on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. He was born on August 9, 1955 in St Augustine, Florida. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ansley Hall Jr in 2003 and his mother, Isje i

April Sue McCann

August 31, 2021

April Sue McCann, Age 53, passed away on August 28, 2021 in Lakeland, FL, she was a lifelong resident being born on April 21, 1968 in Lakeland. April was a Barber and part owner at American Hair Cutters. She was a loving mother and Gigi who loved to

Ronald G Eldridge

August 25, 2021

Ronald G Eldridge, Age 66, passed away on 8/22/2021. Ronnie was born on 1955 in Lakewood, NJ. He was a family man. Everything he did he did for his family and his wife. Family trips were his top priority. Ronnie is survived by his wife of 16 years,

Daniel Aspillaga Lombard

August 24, 2021

Daniel Aspillaga Lombard, Age 65, passed away on August 19, 2021 in Winter Haven, Florida. He was born February 24, 1956 in Cuba. Daniel was the most loving, husband, father and grandfather. He will be missed by all who knew him. He was a man of m

Sara Jessica Gardner

August 23, 2021

Sara Jessica Gardner passed away on August 18, 2021 in Lakeland, Florida. She was born on March 3, 1986 to Robert and Kathy Gardner in Brandon, Florida. Sara joins her mother, Kathy in Heaven. Sara is survived by her father, Robert; 2 brothers, Ro

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Eduardo C Hernandez

August 21, 2021

Eduardo C Hernandez, Age 85, passed away on August 13, 2021 in Tampa, Fl. He was born in El Paso, Texas in 1935. Eddie served in the US Air Force for 4 years, where met and married Ceci, and they had 6 children together. After the military, he went t

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David Frank Vrbensky

August 6, 2021

David Frank Vrbensky, a Husband, a Father, a Grandfather, a Brother (these are his favorite accomplishments), left us on Monday, July 19, 2021. He started his adventure in Fenton, MI as the baby in the family to John J Vrbensky and Vera Vrbensky w

Lester Daniel Stewart

August 5, 2021

Lester Daniel Stewart, 67, of Lakeland Florida died, on July 26, 2021, in Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center. ​ Lester Daniel Stewart (Danny) was born on November 20, 1953, in Bainbridge Georgia, Decatur County. He was a life long resident of

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Lewis Edward McQueen

August 4, 2021

Lewis Edward McQueen, 93, passed away on Friday, July 30, 2021. Ed (Hoss) was born on January 15, 1928 in Jacksonville, Florida, and was a resident of Lakeland, Florida since 1963. In 1946, he graduated from Robert E. Lee high school in Jacksonvill

Richard Dale Clark

August 3, 2021

Richard Dale Clark, 88, of Winter Haven, Fl 7-31-1933 to 7-29-2021 Richard D. Clark, was born to Ralph and Mae Clark on July 31, 1933, in St. Louis, Mo. He graduated from Ritenour Senior High School in St Louis and after serving in the Air Force fo

Nita Jean Wyrick

July 29, 2021

Nita Jean Wyrick, Age 90, passed away on July 29, 2021 in Lakeland, FL. Nita was born on August 12, 1930 in McKeesPort, PA. She was a medical transcriptionist for many years. Nita loved the Lord and would be offended if you called her “religious”

Janet R Ott

July 15, 2021

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we share that Janet Ott of Lakeland, Florida entered into heaven after a brief illness. Janet retired as cafeteria manager at Medulla Elementary after 29 nine years where she felt blessed to have been a pa

George Franklin Trevillian

July 14, 2021

George F. Trevillian passed away on July 1, 2021 in Lakeland, Florida. He was born in 1939 in Detroit, MI. He joins his parents and 2 of his siblings in his passing. He is survived by six siblings; Rosezella Row,  Janice McNeale, Denise Johnson, Ken

Norman Gullion

July 12, 2021

Norman Lee Gullion, Age 83, passed away on July 12, 2021 in Tampa, FL. Norman was born on July 23, 1937 in Patriot, IN. Norman preceded in death by his parents; 3 siblings; Hazel, Raymond and Harry; daughter –in-law, Shelly Gullion. He is survived

Lawrence Edward Conner

July 9, 2021

Lawrence Edward Conner "Larry" went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, early Thursday morning, July 1, 2021. Larry was born November 9, 1947 in Hollywood, Florida. He came to Lake Wales in 1960 and he graduated from Lake Wales High Sc

Gloria M Sawtelle

July 9, 2021

Gloria M. Seeley Sawtelle, June 4, 1926 - July 9, 2021 "Precious in the sight of the Lord, is the death of His saints." Psalm 116:15. Gloria entered the presence of her Lord and Savior on July 9, 2021 at the age of 95 years. Gloria trusted Jesu

Evelyn E Bess

July 7, 2021

Evelyn E. Bess, age 88, passed away on July 7, 2021 in Winter Haven, Florida. She was born on August 21, 1932 in Perry, Florida to Webster and Mable McDonald. She is preceded in death by her husband, Stetson. Evelyn is survived by her sister, Juanita

Julius Lane Bazemore Jr

July 6, 2021

Lane Bazemore passed away on July 2, 2021 after a valiant fight with cancer. Lane was an avid hunter, a High School fishing team captain, a journeyman electrician but above all, he was a dedicated and devoted Dad, husband and Pop Pops to his loving

Horace Emmitt Fulwood

June 28, 2021

Horace Emmitt Fulwood, Age 91, passed away on June 22, 2021 in Winter Haven; FL. Horace was born on July 3, 1929 in Tampa, FL John and Alama Fulwood. He met and married the love of his life BettyJo and they were married for over 65 years before she p

JoAnn D Andress

June 25, 2021

JoAnn D Andress, Age 82, passed away on June 24, 2021 in Lakeland, FL having been born on January 30, 1939 in Lakeland making her a lifelong resident. She and her husband own and operated many restaurants in and areas the Lakeland area. JoAnn is sur

Helen T Pileggi

June 21, 2021

Helen T. Pileggi, 45, of Lakeland, passed away June 15, 2021, with loved ones by her side. She was born to her parents, November 21, 1975 in Chester, Pennsylvania. Helen is survived by her parents, Jean Cross Pileggi and Salvatore Pileggi, and her ch