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John Marcus Haney | June 30th, 1962 - September 28th, 2014 52 Years

For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. A brother, father and grandfather. Brother we love you! ... Read more

Sharon Ryan Coleman | August 28th, 1949 - September 26th, 2014 65 Years

Sharon Ryan Coleman, 65 Nurse Lakeland: Sharon Ryan Coleman, 65, of Lakeland, died on September 26, 2014 from kidney failure. Sharon was born on August 28, 1949 in St. Louis, Missouri. She is survived by her husband Daryl Coleman; her 3 children; Ryan Coleman, Chelsea (Dave) Morris, and Heather (Kenneth) Bentley and 1 grandson David Morris Jr. Funeral services will be held on Saturday October 4, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with a viewing one hour prior at Heath Funeral Chapel. ... Read more

Lawanna Hires Coggin | February 3rd, 1931 - September 23rd, 2014 83 Years

Lawanna Hires Coggin, 83 Purchasing Agent for Port Everglades Authority Lakeland - Mrs. Lawanna Hires Coggin passed away quietly surrounded by her family on September 23, 2014 at LRMC due to respiratory failure. She was born in Odum, GA, on February 3, 1931. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church and also a member of Maiden’s Chapel in Franklin, NC. Lawanna enjoyed painting, flower arranging, and traveling. She and her late husband visited 49 of the 50 states. She took ... Read more

Ruth Foehl Etheridge | June 10th, 1925 - September 23rd, 2014 89 Years

Ruth Foehl Etheridge, 89 LAKELAND - Ruth Ellen Foehl Etheridge of Lakeland, Florida passed away peacefully on September 23, 2014, from heart failure. She was 89. Born June 10, 1925, Ruth was a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she graduated from Olney High School. In 1957 she settled in Lakeland with her husband, where she made many lifelong friends. She was a loving and devoted wife and mother who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She looked forward ... Read more

Richard "Dick" Phillips | January 16th, 1925 - September 22nd, 2014 89 Years

Lakeland – Dick Phillips, 89, died September 22nd of cerebral vascular disease. He moved to Lakeland as an infant in 1925. After graduating from Lakeland High School he served in the Eighth Air Force in World War II. Post war he attended Rochester Institute of Technology where he earned a degree in Color Photography and met his wife of 63 years, Pat. He and Pat opened Phillips Studio in Lakeland in 1949. In 1962 they built the iconic building that still houses the business. His photog ... Read more

Katherine Lynn Burke Miller | December 18th, 1949 - September 19th, 2014 64 Years

Katherine Lynn Burke Miller, 64 Lakeland - Katherine Lynn Burke Miller, of Lakeland, FL passed away to be with our Lord and Savior on Sept. 19, 2014 at TGH due to G.I. complications. Born Dec. 18, 1949 in Pennington Gap, VA, daughter of the late Alvin Henry Burke and Thelma Vina Woodyard. Survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Larry Lewis Miller. Daughters: Melissa Rena Miller (Stephen) Troiano, Stephanie Dawn Miller (Kenneth) Haney, & Samantha Lynn Miller (Joseph) Kelley; Grandchil ... Read more

Paula Miller Higgins | August 10th, 1956 - September 17th, 2014 58 Years

Paula Miller Higgins, 58 Business Owner of PH Solutions Lakeland – Paula Miller Higgins passed away on September 17, 2014 due to head trauma. Paula, a respected community leader and Certified Fund Raising Executive, was freed from her damaged body and went to be with her earthly father and Heavenly Father. She was surrounded by her family. She was 58 years young at the time of her passing. Paula Jean Miller was born on August 10, 1956 in Thomasville, GA to Patricia Keegan Miller and Wes ... Read more

Mary " Ann " Breathitt | May 13th, 1925 - September 15th, 2014 89 Years

Mary "Ann"Breathitt, 89 LAKELAND- Mary "Ann" Breathitt, 89, went to her heavenly home September 15, 2014 at LRMC due to head injuries from a fall. She was born in Orlando, Fl. on May 13, 1925. Ann was the daughter of Benjamin and Edith Hanselman. She was a lifetime resident of the Lakeland area. Ann was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church. She was active in Christians Alive. Ann and her husband Harvie enjoyed working with the youth at their church. She was preceded in death by her ... Read more

Margaret (Peggy) Dulaney Matlock | September 27th, 1931 - September 14th, 2014 82 Years

Margaret (Peggy) Dulaney Matlock, 82 Teacher Lakeland- Mrs. Margaret Dulaney Matlock died at LRMC on September 14, 2014 due to complications from a stroke. She was 82 years old. She was born in Bristol, VA on September 27, 1931. Peggy was a graduate of East Tennessee State University. She was an active member and volunteer at the First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, PEO, Bykota Sunday School Class and Circle 10. She was a supporter of Florida Southern College Golf Team. Sh ... Read more

Luther McLeod Beal, D.D.S | July 28th, 1913 - September 12th, 2014 101 Years

Luther McLeod Beal, D.D.S., 101 Dentist Lakeland- Dr. Luther M. Beal died September 12, 2014 at Florida Presbyterian Homes due to natural causes. He was 101 years old. He was born in Chapman, Alabama on July 28, 1913. Dr. Beal moved to Lakeland in 1924 from Tampa. He served in the United States Army during World War II serving in the Dental Corps. He graduated from Florida Southern College and dental school at Loyola University in New Orleans, La. Dr. Beal was a dentist in Lakeland sin ... Read more

William A. Schultz, Jr. | October 6th, 1931 - September 12th, 2014 82 Years

William “Bill” Schultz, 82 (Educator/ Minister) Lakeland- Bill Schultz, 82, went to be with the Lord on September 12, 2014, due to complications from dementia, at his home with his family gathered around him. He was born in Grove Hill, AL, on Oct.6, 1931 to Archie and Lucy Schultz. Bill was a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force serving as a radio instructor, which took him on flights to many countries. He would love travel and cultural sites for many years to come. His friends calle ... Read more

Manuel Jesus Suco, Sr. | June 8th, 1938 - September 10th, 2014 76 Years

Manuel Jesus Suco,Sr. 76, died on 09/10/14 at LRMC from heart failure. Survived by wife, Karma and 3 sons. Services 09/15/2014 @ 2pm Heath Funeral Chapel. ... Read more

Joseph Aloysius Stanislowski | May 18th, 1930 - September 9th, 2014 84 Years

Joseph Aloysius Stanislowski Aircraft Mechanic, 84 Mulberry - Joseph Aloysius Stanislowski, 84, of Mulberry passed away on Tuesday September 9, 2014 due to heart failure. He was born on May 18, 1930 in Port Huron, Michigan. Joseph served in the Navy and Air Force during the Korean Conflict and The Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by his two wives, Betty and Lorraine. He is survived by his son, Joseph, daughter, Anne, sister, Patricia, 6 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren. ... Read more

Christopher T. Weaver | October 11th, 1947 - September 9th, 2014 66 Years

Christopher T. Weaver, 66 Lakeland: Christopher T. Weaver, 66, of Lakeland, died on September 9, 2014 from complications from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Christopher was born on October 11, 1947 in Trenton New Jersey, but grew up in Fieldsboro, NJ. He was a Professor of Psychology at Florida Southern College for 35 ½ years. He was preceded in death by his father Kenneth Weaver. He is survived by his mother Ann Weaver; wife Linda; son Gareth Weaver; daughter Ellen Weaver and also Shana ... Read more

 
 

2013 Pursuit Award

Heath Funeral Chapel is proud to receive the NFDA’s Pursuit of Excellence Award for 2013. 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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John Marcus Haney

June 30th, 1962 - September 28th, 2014 52 Years

Obit pic For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. A brother, fathe... Read more

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Sharon Ryan Coleman

August 28th, 1949 - September 26th, 2014 65 Years

Obit pic Sharon Ryan Coleman, 65 Nurse Lakeland: Sharon Ryan Coleman, 65, of Lakeland, died on September 26, 2014 from kidney failure. Sharon was born on... Read more

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Lawanna Hires Coggin

February 3rd, 1931 - September 23rd, 2014 83 Years

Obit pic Lawanna Hires Coggin, 83 Purchasing Agent for Port Everglades Authority Lakeland - Mrs. Lawanna Hires Coggin passed away quietly surrounded by he... Read more

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Ruth Foehl Etheridge

June 10th, 1925 - September 23rd, 2014 89 Years

Obit pic Ruth Foehl Etheridge, 89 LAKELAND - Ruth Ellen Foehl Etheridge of Lakeland, Florida passed away peacefully on September 23, 2014, from heart fa... Read more

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Richard "Dick" Phillips

January 16th, 1925 - September 22nd, 2014 89 Years

Obit pic Lakeland – Dick Phillips, 89, died September 22nd of cerebral vascular disease. He moved to Lakeland as an infant in 1925. After graduating from... Read more

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Katherine Lynn Burke Miller

December 18th, 1949 - September 19th, 2014 64 Years

Obit pic Katherine Lynn Burke Miller, 64 Lakeland - Katherine Lynn Burke Miller, of Lakeland, FL passed away to be with our Lord and Savior on Sept. 19, 2... Read more

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Paula Miller Higgins

August 10th, 1956 - September 17th, 2014 58 Years

Obit pic Paula Miller Higgins, 58 Business Owner of PH Solutions Lakeland – Paula Miller Higgins passed away on September 17, 2014 due to head trauma. Pa... Read more

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Mary " Ann " Breathitt

May 13th, 1925 - September 15th, 2014 89 Years

Obit pic Mary "Ann"Breathitt, 89 LAKELAND- Mary "Ann" Breathitt, 89, went to her heavenly home September 15, 2014 at LRMC due to head injuries from a fall. ... Read more

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Margaret (Peggy) Dulaney Matlock

September 27th, 1931 - September 14th, 2014 82 Years

Obit pic Margaret (Peggy) Dulaney Matlock, 82 Teacher Lakeland- Mrs. Margaret Dulaney Matlock died at LRMC on September 14, 2014 due to complications from ... Read more

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Luther McLeod Beal, D.D.S

July 28th, 1913 - September 12th, 2014 101 Years

Obit pic Luther McLeod Beal, D.D.S., 101 Dentist Lakeland- Dr. Luther M. Beal died September 12, 2014 at Florida Presbyterian Homes due to natural causes... Read more

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William A. Schultz, Jr.

October 6th, 1931 - September 12th, 2014 82 Years

Obit pic William “Bill” Schultz, 82 (Educator/ Minister) Lakeland- Bill Schultz, 82, went to be with the Lord on September 12, 2014, due to complicatio... Read more

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Manuel Jesus Suco, Sr.

June 8th, 1938 - September 10th, 2014 76 Years

Obit pic Manuel Jesus Suco,Sr. 76, died on 09/10/14 at LRMC from heart failure. Survived by wife, Karma and 3 sons. Services 09/15/2014 @ 2pm Heath Funeral Ch... Read more

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September 18 3:00 pm

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Grief in Arts: Grief Pallet

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October 02 10:00 am

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Grief in Arts: Mixed Emotions Collage

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October 09 10:00 am

Jane Waters Thomas
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Grief in Arts: Writing From the Heart

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October 16 10:00 am

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