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Roy Bates Tye Sr. | November 21st, 1925 - January 29th, 2015 89 Years

Roy Bates Tye Sr., 89 Roy Bates Tye, Sr. – Lakeland, Fla. Mr. Roy B. Tye went to be with the Lord on January 29, 2015. He was born November 21, 1925 in Vidalia, Georgia. He was 89 years old. He began his working career with Seaboard Coast Line railroad in Georgia. He spent many years as an electrical contractor and owner of Tye Electric, wiring many homes in Lakeland. He spent the majority of his career as the Supervisor of Maintenance for 30 years with Publix Supermarkets, Inc. He h ... Read more

Johanna Margaret Emory | November 14th, 1930 - January 28th, 2015 84 Years

Johanna M. Emory, 84 Registered Nurse Lakeland: Johanna M. Emory, 84, of Lakeland, died on January 28, 2015 from complications from sepsis. She was born on November 14, 1930 in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. Johanna was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church here in Lakeland. She also served as Eucharistic minister to the sick, and was a volunteer and board member of the Polk Senior Games and a member of the Legion of Mary. She also was an avid reader. She was preceded in death by her husba ... Read more

Helen Erb Murphy Roberts | January 25th, 1918 - January 26th, 2015 97 Years

Helen M. Roberts, 97 Lakeland – Helen Erb Murphy Roberts was born on January 25, 1918. Helen died from natural causes on Monday, January 26, 2015. She was born in Middletown, Ohio. She moved to the West Palm Beach, Florida area when she was 10 years old. She attended the Florida State College for Women and graduated from the University of Cincinnati. She was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. Helen married George Roberts and lived in Cincinnati until they moved to Lakeland in retirem ... Read more

Terry Lee Butt | December 4th, 1953 - January 22nd, 2015 61 Years

Terry Lee Butt, 61 Lakeland - Terry Lee Butt, 61, passed away Thursday, January 22, 2015. He was killed in a plane crash, a twin engine Piper Apache, in Lakeland, Florida. Terry was born in Portsmouth, Virginia, December 4, 1953. Terry graduated from McLean High School, McClean, Virginia, in 1971. Since the early 1990's, his career has been in aviation to include operating his own business, Premier Aviation Services. More recently, after relocating to central Florida, Terry was a fligh ... Read more

Beatrice Lorraine Dierling | April 24th, 1924 - January 21st, 2015 90 Years

Beatrice Lorraine Dierling, 90 Beatrice Lorraine Dierling, born April 24th 1924 in Minneapolis, MN. to Syrian Phillip Dierling and Beatrice Robin Dierling went to her heavenly father on at the age of 90 on January 21st. She is survived by her sisters Judy Rolfe and Mary Dierling, nephews Mark and Greg Dierling, and Philip Rolfe and niece Kristie Rolfe. She is also survived by many extended relative and friends. She is preceded in death by her best friend and companion of 70 years, M ... Read more

William G. (Jerry) Johnson | May 21st, 1934 - January 21st, 2015 80 Years

William G. (Jerry) Johnson, 80 Lineman Supervisor LAKELAND--William G. (Jerry) Johnson, 80 passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 21, from cancer. He was born in Reform, AL, on May 21, 1934. Jerry came to Lakeland 26 years ago after retiring from Florida Power & Light as Lineman Supervisor with 32 years in Miami, FL and Arcadia, FL. Jerry, also, served our country in the Navy. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ida Johnson, of Lakeland, FL. He is survived by his daught ... Read more

James Clinton Flynn | August 15th, 1921 - January 18th, 2015 93 Years

James Clinton Flynn, 93 Lakeland - Flynn, James Clinton, “JC”, 93, passed away at his Lakeland home on January 18, 2015 of natural causes. JC was born in Tampa, Florida on August 15, 1921. A World War II Navy Veteran, JC served aboard a USN schooner, hauling vital supplies between Florida and Cuba. As a radio man, he handled radio communications, high speed code, signal flags and lights. JC continued a lifelong love of Amateur Radio (HAM) for over 79 years (W4FGC). He was a longtim ... Read more

Joyce C. Satterwhite | July 2nd, 1928 - January 16th, 2015 86 Years

Joyce C. Satterwhite Teacher & Social Worker Lakeland - Joyce Satterwhite passed away at the age of 86, on January 16, 2015, from complications of pneumonia. She was born on July 2, 1928, in Lawrenceville, Georgia and lived in Lakeland since 1980. She is predeceased by her husband William A. Satterwhite, Jr. Joyce is survived by four daughters, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Shepherd Road Presbyterian Church 1217 Shepherd Road, Lakeland, ... Read more

Anastasia C. Morrow | November 26th, 1931 - January 13th, 2015 83 Years

Anastasia C. Morrow, 83 Lake Morton Retirement Home Lakeland: Anastasia C. Morrow, 83, Lakeland, went into the loving arms of our Lord, on January 13, 2015 from heart failure. She was born on November 26, 1931 in Cazzerta, Italy. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Lakeland, and also was the owner and operator of Lake Morton Retirement Home for 37 years. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and aunt. She was an angel on earth, always willing to ... Read more

Betty Ann Williams | May 20th, 1920 - January 12th, 2015 94 Years

Betty Ann (Clapp) Williams, 94, of Kathleen passed from this world into eternal rest on Monday January 12, 2015 from natural causes. She joins her Lord and Savior, her husband Charles, her brother Ralph Durham and her parents Bonnie and Henry O. Clapp in their Heavenly abode. Her son, Keith, daughter in-law Denise, one grandson, Ryan, daughter Dena, two nieces Carol Durham of Atlanta, Georgia, Nora Mandoki of Gulf Shores, AL, and Debbie Baldwin of West Virginia, all survive Betty. She came ... Read more

Sherri Lynn Bennett | October 18th, 1966 - January 11th, 2015 48 Years

Sherri Lynn Bennett, 48 Daycare Teacher Lakeland – Sherri Lynn Bennett, 48 of Lakeland went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 11 from diabetes. She was born on October 18, 1966, in Columbus, Indiana. She worked in the church nursery at Carpenters Home Church. Sherri was a loving daughter, sister and aunt. She had a big generous heart. Sherri was a mother to her 2 furry babies Garfield and Tigger. She was preceded in death by her step father Larry Brooks. Sherri is survived by ... Read more

Paul Richard Shetler | March 3rd, 1944 - January 10th, 2015 70 Years

Paul Richard Shetler March 3, 1944 - January 10, 2015 Paul Richard Shetler, 70, of Lakeland, Fl passed away Saturday January 10, 2015. He was born March 3, 1944 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. Paul was retired from Watkins Trucking Company as well as the United States Army. He was an avid collector of stamps and coins and also enjoyed hunting. He is survived by his sister, Shirley Jenkins, two step-daughters, a step-son, several grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. The family wi ... Read more

Ramon E. Griggs | June 10th, 1928 - January 10th, 2015 86 Years

RAMON E. GRIGGS, 86 LAKELAND - Ramon 'Ray' Eugene Griggs, 86, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, January 10, 2015, due to cancer. Ray was born in Lakewood, NJ, at his parent's home on June 10, 1928, to G. Clinton and Blanche Clayton Griggs. Ramon was a hard worker and it can be said without exaggeration that he could accomplish anything that he put his mind to do. An accomplished musician at an early age and capable of playing many instruments including the piano, organ, a ... Read more

John W. Connelly Sr. | September 19th, 1932 - January 6th, 2015 82 Years

John W. Connelly Sr., 82 Lakeland - John W. Connelly, Sr. 82, passed away January 6, 2015 at home from complications of MDS and heart problems. He was born September 19, 1932 in National Park, N.J. to James and Mary Connelly. Known to his family as Jack, he was the fourth of six children. A graduate of Haddon Heights (NJ) High School (1950); John was a retired Captain of the National Guard and Army Reserve being a Company Commander and Staff Officer. He was the first National Guard ... Read more

 
 

2013 2014 Pursuit Award

Heath Funeral Chapel is proud to receive the NFDA’s Pursuit of Excellence Award for 2013 and 2014. This award is given in honor of outstanding programs and resources to bereaved families, active community involvement through innovative outreach programs, and ongoing educational and professional development opportunities for staff.

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Welcome to Heath Funeral Chapel

Losing a loved one is always difficult. Regardless of culture or religion you are faced with making quick decisions on how to honor and celebrate the life of someone you cherished. At Heath, you’ll get answers, advice and support – every step of the way. We will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect. We can help you create a tribute that lasts.

Foster Heath, Founder

Heath Funeral Chapel is family owned, and we’ve been your neighbor in Polk County since 1959. We have earned the trust of our community by celebrating the lives of the people they have loved. It is our honor to help you prepare the unique service that best remembers and celebrates your loved one. Our own beloved family patriarch, Foster Heath, passed away on April 14, 2012, after more than five decades of serving his community. We proudly carry on his legacy.

Bill Schichtel, Caroline Heath Schichtel
and Matthew Schichtel

“There is nothing as
wonderful as loving someone,

and nothing harder than losing them. I am in this business because I believe in life and celebrating every part of it. For three generations my family has lived in and loved Polk County. Your folks are our folks, and we are proud to provide exceptional personal care and attention. We work closely with you in honoring your loved one to ensure that every detail of their well-deserved tribute is perfect.”

Foster Heath
Founder | Heath Funeral Chapel



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Roy Bates Tye Sr.

November 21st, 1925 - January 29th, 2015 89 Years

Obit pic Roy Bates Tye Sr., 89 Roy Bates Tye, Sr. – Lakeland, Fla. Mr. Roy B. Tye went to be with the Lord on January 29, 2015. He was born November 21, 1... Read more

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Johanna Margaret Emory

November 14th, 1930 - January 28th, 2015 84 Years

Obit pic Johanna M. Emory, 84 Registered Nurse Lakeland: Johanna M. Emory, 84, of Lakeland, died on January 28, 2015 from complications from sepsis. Sh... Read more

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Helen Erb Murphy Roberts

January 25th, 1918 - January 26th, 2015 97 Years

Obit pic Helen M. Roberts, 97 Lakeland – Helen Erb Murphy Roberts was born on January 25, 1918. Helen died from natural causes on Monday, January 26, 20... Read more

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Terry Lee Butt

December 4th, 1953 - January 22nd, 2015 61 Years

Obit pic Terry Lee Butt, 61 Lakeland - Terry Lee Butt, 61, passed away Thursday, January 22, 2015. He was killed in a plane crash, a twin engine Piper Apach... Read more

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Beatrice Lorraine Dierling

April 24th, 1924 - January 21st, 2015 90 Years

Obit pic Beatrice Lorraine Dierling, 90 Beatrice Lorraine Dierling, born April 24th 1924 in Minneapolis, MN. to Syrian Phillip Dierling and Beatrice Ro... Read more

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William G. (Jerry) Johnson

May 21st, 1934 - January 21st, 2015 80 Years

Obit pic William G. (Jerry) Johnson, 80 Lineman Supervisor LAKELAND--William G. (Jerry) Johnson, 80 passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 21, from ... Read more

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James Clinton Flynn

August 15th, 1921 - January 18th, 2015 93 Years

Obit pic James Clinton Flynn, 93 Lakeland - Flynn, James Clinton, “JC”, 93, passed away at his Lakeland home on January 18, 2015 of natural causes. JC ... Read more

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Joyce C. Satterwhite

July 2nd, 1928 - January 16th, 2015 86 Years

Obit pic Joyce C. Satterwhite Teacher & Social Worker Lakeland - Joyce Satterwhite passed away at the age of 86, on January 16, 2015, from complications o... Read more

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Anastasia C. Morrow

November 26th, 1931 - January 13th, 2015 83 Years

Obit pic Anastasia C. Morrow, 83 Lake Morton Retirement Home Lakeland: Anastasia C. Morrow, 83, Lakeland, went into the loving arms of our Lord, on Janua... Read more

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Betty Ann Williams

May 20th, 1920 - January 12th, 2015 94 Years

Obit pic Betty Ann (Clapp) Williams, 94, of Kathleen passed from this world into eternal rest on Monday January 12, 2015 from natural causes. She joins her Lo... Read more

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Sherri Lynn Bennett

October 18th, 1966 - January 11th, 2015 48 Years

Obit pic Sherri Lynn Bennett, 48 Daycare Teacher Lakeland – Sherri Lynn Bennett, 48 of Lakeland went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 11 from diabe... Read more

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Paul Richard Shetler

March 3rd, 1944 - January 10th, 2015 70 Years

Obit pic Paul Richard Shetler March 3, 1944 - January 10, 2015 Paul Richard Shetler, 70, of Lakeland, Fl passed away Saturday January 10, 2015. He was bor... Read more

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January 22, 2015

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February 5, 2015

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