Prena Thomas |
August 29th, 1926 - October 19th, 2014 88 Years
Prena J. Thomas, 88
Lakeland: Prena J. Thomas, 88, of Lakeland, died on October 19, 2014 from natural causes. She was born on August 29, 1926 in Crystal Falls Township, Michigan to Andrew and Pauline Saundri. She proudly worked for Jimbo’s for 42 years. She was a parishioner of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church since 1945. She served as an Eucharistic Minister, President of the Women’s Catholic Association, and 1995 St Joseph’s Council of Catholic Women; Woman of the Year. Prena was 1 o ... Read more
Rowena M. Lansing |
September 30th, 1919 - October 17th, 2014 95 Years
Rowena Lansing, 95
Lakeland – Rowena Lansing, 95, of Lakeland passed away Monday, October 17, 2014 from natural causes. She was born September 30, 1919 in Warsaw, Indiana.
She loved to play golf, paint, and play bridge. She is preceded in death by her husband Jack Lansing.
She is survived by her son Robert J. McMorran, Jr. (Patricia), grandson Scott McMorran (Carolyn), granddaughter Lisa Wheeler (Scott), great-grandsons Logan and Wyatt, sister Margaret Hendricks (Joh ... Read more
Christopher David Rogers |
April 21st, 1991 - October 17th, 2014 23 Years
Christopher David Rogers, 23
Lakeland-Christopher David Rogers, 23, left to be in the arms of our Lord on Friday, October 17, 2014.
Christopher was born, April 21, 1991, in Winter Park, FL, grew up in Apopka, FL, and moved with his mother to Lakeland, FL, in 2000.
He graduated from Harrison School of the Arts and had attended Polk State.
He was a loving son and brother and was always there for his family and friends in so many ways.
Christopher was a quiet and private person who ... Read more
Christopher Brian Earl |
December 10th, 1937 - October 16th, 2014 76 Years
Christopher Brian Earl, 76
Lakeland- Christopher Brian Earl, 76, passed away of complications from pancreatitis on October 16, 2014 while surrounded by his family. The youngest of six children, Chris was born in Morden, Surrey, England. He graduated from Wimbledon College and Borough Polytechnic in London. Chris, his wife, Pauline, and their young children emigrated to Lakeland in 1965 after accepting a chemical engineering job with Wellman Lord. As a professional engineer, he designed ... Read more
Howard Curtis Hornsby, Sr. |
December 12th, 1920 - October 16th, 2014 93 Years
Howard Curtis Hornsby, Sr., 93
Lakeland: Howard Curtis Hornsby, Sr. died October 16, 2014 at his home due to natural causes.
Mr. Hornsby was born December 12, 1920 in Ashburn, GA and later moved to Lakeland with his family. He was owner-operator of Winston Farms for over 55 years. Ranching for most of his life, he also was a general contractor having built many homes in Lakeland during the late 1950's and early 1960's. He was a member of St. Joseph' s Catholic Church and the Florida C ... Read more
Virginia L. Thompson |
June 1st, 1921 - October 15th, 2014 93 Years
Virginia L. Thompson, 93
Lakeland, Virginia L. Thompson, 93, of Lakeland, FL, went to be with God on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 of natural causes. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 67 years, William, sons Ronald and Kerry. She is survived by her son's Richard and wife Sue, David and wife Carol, daughter Linda Garrett and husband Raymond and daughter in law Lesley, sister, Jean Terry, 16 grandchildren, many great and great-great grandchildren. Mrs. Thompson was born in LaP ... Read more
Irma Z. King |
November 1st, 1920 - October 11th, 2014 93 Years
Irma Z. King, 93
Lakeland – Mrs. Irma Z. King, 93 of Lakeland passed away Saturday, October 11, 2014 from a heart failure. She was born in Plant City, Fl.
Mrs. King is preceded by her husband Captain James Paul King and son Dr. James Robin King.
She is survived by daughter Paula Simpson, granddaughters Jamie McGee & husband Mark, Samantha Brawley & husband Carson, great-granddaughter Finley Alexis McGee and Sister Alva Swilley. She graduated in 1942 with a Bachelor’s of Scien ... Read more
William Heston Heilman |
October 21st, 1915 - October 10th, 2014 98 Years
William Heston Heilman, 98
William was born October 21, 1915 in Evansville, IN, and died October 10, 2014, of natural causes in Lakeland. He married Janet Aikman in 1942. He graduated from Indiana University, Princeton Theological Seminary and Temple University School of Theology. As an ordained Presbyterian minister he served as pastor in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Illinois. He was also the administrator of Christian Education for the Synod of New Jersey, and from 1970-1988 he and ... Read more
Jerry Clinton Bennett |
April 18th, 1941 - October 10th, 2014 73 Years
Jerry Clinton Bennett, 73, of Lakeland, FL, passed from his earthly life on Friday, October 10th, 2014, after suffering from the effects of a Glioblastoma brain tumor diagnosed in January 2012.
Jerry was the second child and only son of Dorrys (Dot) and Ophelia Jordan Bennett born on April 18th, 1941 in Roanoke Rapids, NC. He was in the Boy Scouts, played sports, including baseball and football. He was musically talented and sang, played the piano, trumpet, and mellophone. He enjoyed bui ... Read more
Pauline S. " Polly " Murphy |
November 24th, 1921 - October 10th, 2014 92 Years
Pauline S. "Polly" Murphy, 92
Pauline Slaughter Murphy was born November 24, 1921 and died of natural causes October 10, 2014 in Lakeland, FL.
Polly was born in Denver, CO. Then lived in the Austin TX area before returning to Denver in 1927. The family moved to Washington, DC in 1937 where she graduated high school. She had the honor of being an invitee to FDR's third inauguration in January, 1941. During WWII she worked in the Western Union office in Washington, DC. She married James ... Read more
Thelma Crutchfield Kells |
January 30th, 1910 - October 8th, 2014 104 Years
Thelma Crutchfield Kells, 104
Thelma Crutchfield Kells, a lifetime resident of Lakeland passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, October 8, at the age of 104 of natural causes. She was born on January 30, 1910 to Thomas Hervey and Mary Kathryn Crutchfield.
Thelma graduated from Lakeland High School and attended Florida Southern College. She married Charles Borland Kells, an attorney, first in 1929 (secretly) and then again in 1930. They were married 50 years when he passed aw ... Read more
John Hart MacDonald |
November 22nd, 1946 - October 6th, 2014 67 Years
John Hart MacDonald, 67
Lakeland – Mr. John Hart MacDonald, 67 of Lakeland passed away Monday, October 6, 2014 from a heart attack. He was born in Sikeston, Missouri.
John was a veteran of the United States Navy, an avid golfer, and a business manager for Lazy Days RV.
He is survived by his wife, Kathleen, son, John and daughter Amy Elizabeth, 2 sisters and 1 grandson.
A visitation will be held at Heath Funeral Chapel at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, October 9, 2014.
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Rosa Sanabria |
October 1st, 1939 - October 6th, 2014 75 Years
Rosa Sanabria, 75, passed away of complications from congestive heart failure, at her home, on October 6, 2014 while surrounded by her two daughters.
The second youngest of 9 children, Rosa was born in Camaguey, Cuba on October 1, 1939. Rosa's parents, Rosa and Arturo, raised her to become a caring, nurturing and selfless person who believed in a strong educational foundation. After earning her nursing degree from la Escuela de Salud Publica in 1963, Rosa was able to fulfill her desire to ca ... Read more
Elizabeth Ross Bennett- Ertell |
November 29th, 1956 - October 5th, 2014 57 Years
Elizabeth Ross Bennett-Ertell, 57
Winter Haven- Mrs. Elizabeth Ross Bennett-Ertell died on October 5, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born November 29, 1956 in Pensacola, FL. Elizabeth was a longtime member of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Lakeland.
Devoted wife for 29 years of Dewey Ertell, loving mother of Kristen Ertell, cherished daughter of Betty Bennett, dear sister of William (Linda) Bennett, Jr., predeceased by father William M. Bennett, ... Read more