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Fances Louise Hatchett | April 6th, 1922 - August 24th, 2014 92 Years

Frances L. Hatchett, 92 Registered Nurse Lakeland- Mrs. Frances L. Hatchett died on August 24, 2014 at LRMC due to natural causes. She was born April 6, 1922 in Lakeland, Florida. She was a member of Dixie Highway Baptist Church. Mrs. Hatchett and her husband loved singing and they sang at the local nursing homes. She was preceded in death by her husband, Reverend Thomas V. Hatchett, her son, John C. Guinn, and her two daughters, June E. Hamblen and Kay F. Humphries. Survivors include ... Read more

Walter Bielanski | May 15th, 1922 - August 6th, 2014 92 Years

Walter Bielanski May 15, 1922 to August 6, 2014 58-year Lakeland resident, passed away August 6th from respiratory failure. Born in Detroit, Michigan and raised on farm near Vasser, Michigan. Later at Michigan State University he met Phyllis Olin, “the best part of his life”. During WWII served in the Army Air Corps as a B24 bombardier, based in England. Returned in 1944, married Phyllis and began a 39 year career with Auto Owners Insurance in Detroit. He transferred to Lakeland in 1 ... Read more

Janice Gail Anglin | May 19th, 1945 - August 2nd, 2014 69 Years

Jan "Janice Gail" Blanton Anglin, 69 of Lakeland, went to spend eternity with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 2, 2014. Cause of death was dementia. She was born in Thomasville, GA on May 19, 1945 to J. Lamar and Frances Woodward Blanton and moved to Lakeland in 1950. She was a founding member of Crossroads Baptist Church. Jan graduated from Lakeland Senior High School in 1963, attended the School of Nursing at Johns Hopkins University, returned to Lakeland and married Frank D. Angl ... Read more

Amos "Tom" Monroe Mote | October 29th, 1919 - August 1st, 2014 94 Years

Amos (Tom) M. Mote, 94 Retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Lakeland – Tom M. Mote, 94, passed away on August 1, 2014 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, due to natural causes. He was born in Dahlonega, Georgia, on October 29, 1919 and was raised in Kokoma, Indiana. At the beginning of WWII, Tom joined the Army Air Core Flying Cadets and served in the Pacific. At the end of WWII, he served in Europe during its reconstruction. He also served in the Korean Conflict and as an advisor in the Vietn ... Read more

Charles Richard Kennedy | November 22nd, 1948 - July 31st, 2014 65 Years

CHARLES RICHARD KENNEDY, 65 LAKELAND – Charles Richard “Dick” Kennedy, 65, of Lakeland, died July 31, 2014 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born November 22, 1948 in Washington, D.C., the son of the late Phillip F. and H. Dorothy (Simmons) Kennedy. He was a 1967 graduate of Assumption Preparatory School in Worcester, Mass. While there he earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He received a bachelor’s degree from Florida Southern College in 1983. He received his certificati ... Read more

Gerald Ray Stallings | September 17th, 1929 - July 28th, 2014 84 Years

Ray Stallings (Big Daddy) Stallings Crop Insurance Corp. Veteran Korea, 1st Lieutenant Lakeland – Gerald Ray Stallings, age 84, passed away July 28, 2014 of heart failure at his home in Bartow, FL. Ray, who was born in Valdosta, Ga on September 17th, 1929, was raised in the community of New Lois, between Nashville and Valdosta. He attended New Lois Community School, Gordon Military School and the University of Georgia until he was called to duty in Korea in July 1952, where he ... Read more

Norma Rae Whitten | February 1st, 1925 - July 25th, 2014 89 Years

Norma Rae Whitten passed away on July 25, 2014. She was born on February 1, 1925, in Lakeland, Florida, to Edgar and Ollie Fearrand. Norma was a homemaker and married to Charles Whitten for 44 years raising 3 children. She was a native of Lakeland and lived there her entire life. She loved to garden and once won the Lakeland Beautification award. Norma is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Whitten, in 1990. She is survived by her children, Sherri Thomas, of Lakeland, Florida, Shirle ... Read more

Joanne R. Walker | October 23rd, 1931 - July 24th, 2014 82 Years

Joanne R. Walker, 82 Lakeland – Joanne Walker, 82, passed away on July 24, 2014 after a brief struggle with cancer. She was born on October 23, 1931, in Bloomington, IN, the daughter of Frank and Marie Randall. Joanne’s family relocated to Florida when she was 2 and she spent the majority of her life living in Lakeland. After graduating from Lakeland High School, class of 1949, Joanne married Roy Lyndon Walker. In addition to raising two wonderful children, she also worked many years ... Read more

Rochelle "Shelley" Pickett Winebarger | June 14th, 1965 - July 24th, 2014 49 Years

Rochelle “Shelley” Pickett Winebarger 49 Rochelle Pickett Winebarger passed away July 24, 2014 at Good Shepherd Hospice of cancer. Shelley was an active member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and MOM’S Ministry She is survived by her husband of 25 years. Donald Fred Winebarger, daughter Kailey Marie, and mother Marie Heath Lambruschini, her sister Nicole Marie Moore and five half sisters A visitation will be held Tue. July 29 from 1- 1:30 Pm at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with ... Read more

James Grady Fields | October 6th, 1915 - July 18th, 2014 98 Years

James Grady Fields, 98, died July 18, 2014 of congestive heart failure with his loving family at his side. He was born October 6, 1915 in Lakeland, FL. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corp and during World War II in the U.S. Navy. He retired from Buttercrust Bakery after 33 years. He was a faithful member of Trinity Church of God, a role model and admired by his family and all who knew him. Grady enjoyed gardening, fishing and his family. He was our hero, such a wonderful, gentle, Chri ... Read more

Deloris Maxine Grady | February 6th, 1926 - July 18th, 2014 88 Years

Deloris Maxine Grady, 86 Accountant Lakeland – Deloris Maxine Grady, 86, died of a stroke Friday, July 18, 2014 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Born February, 1926, in Elkhart, Indiana, she moved to Florida in 1970. In 1973, she started work as an accountant with the Department of Citrus. She retired in 1995 as Revenue Accountant. Deloris was a resident of Beacon Terrace, where she had been an active member of the Home Owners Association, serving on the board and as President for se ... Read more

John Thomas Cline | October 23rd, 1917 - July 17th, 2014 96 Years

John Thomas Cline, 96 Owner – JT Cline Citrus Mr. John Thomas Cline passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Highlands Lake Skilled Nursing Facility in Lakeland FL, due to natural causes. Tom Cline was born on October 23, 1917 in Arcadia, FL to Dr. and Mrs. R. L. Cline. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie. Survivors include stepsons John Hayes, George M. Hayes III, Stan Hayes, one daughter, Debbie (Gene) Hendry, and one grandson, Wiley Miles Hendry. Mr. Cline was a graduate ... Read more

George B. Asche | April 29th, 1936 - July 15th, 2014 78 Years

George Burdette Asche, 78, of Lakeland, surrounded by his loving family, passed away on July 15, due to complications from cancer, following a courageous battle. Born April 29, 1936 to George and Josephine Asche in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, he grew up in Daytona Beach. George graduated from Daytona Beach Junior College and went on to attend The University of Florida where he majored in civil engineering and met his wife, Judy. The couple resided near Ocala where George played a key role ... Read more

Gloria M. Jarvis | November 5th, 1916 - July 14th, 2014 97 Years

Gloria M. Jarvis, 97 Homemaker Lakeland- Mrs. Gloria M. Jarvis died on July 14, 2014 at her home due to natural causes. She was born November 5, 1916 in Grainger, Ohio. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Mrs. Jarvis was predeceased by her husband of over 50 years, Russell C. Jarvis, son, Lawrence Jarvis and daughter, Laurel R. McGrath. Survivors include her sister, Jeanne Hough, N.Y., 5 grandchildren, Cathleen ... 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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Fances Louise Hatchett

April 6th, 1922 - August 24th, 2014 92 Years

Obit pic Frances L. Hatchett, 92 Registered Nurse Lakeland- Mrs. Frances L. Hatchett died on August 24, 2014 at LRMC due to natural causes. She was born Ap... Read more

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Walter Bielanski

May 15th, 1922 - August 6th, 2014 92 Years

Obit pic Walter Bielanski May 15, 1922 to August 6, 2014 58-year Lakeland resident, passed away August 6th from respiratory failure. Born in Detroit, Michig... Read more

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Janice Gail Anglin

May 19th, 1945 - August 2nd, 2014 69 Years

Obit pic Jan "Janice Gail" Blanton Anglin, 69 of Lakeland, went to spend eternity with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 2, 2014. Cause of death was dem... Read more

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Amos "Tom" Monroe Mote

October 29th, 1919 - August 1st, 2014 94 Years

Obit pic Amos (Tom) M. Mote, 94 Retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Lakeland – Tom M. Mote, 94, passed away on August 1, 2014 at Lakeland Regional Medical Cen... Read more

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Charles Richard Kennedy

November 22nd, 1948 - July 31st, 2014 65 Years

Obit pic CHARLES RICHARD KENNEDY, 65 LAKELAND – Charles Richard “Dick” Kennedy, 65, of Lakeland, died July 31, 2014 after a lengthy battle with cancer... Read more

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Gerald Ray Stallings

September 17th, 1929 - July 28th, 2014 84 Years

Obit pic Ray Stallings (Big Daddy) Stallings Crop Insurance Corp. Veteran Korea, 1st Lieutenant Lakeland – Gerald Ray Stallings, age 84, passed ... Read more

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Norma Rae Whitten

February 1st, 1925 - July 25th, 2014 89 Years

Obit pic Norma Rae Whitten passed away on July 25, 2014. She was born on February 1, 1925, in Lakeland, Florida, to Edgar and Ollie Fearrand. Norma was a homem... Read more

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Joanne R. Walker

October 23rd, 1931 - July 24th, 2014 82 Years

Obit pic Joanne R. Walker, 82 Lakeland – Joanne Walker, 82, passed away on July 24, 2014 after a brief struggle with cancer. She was born on October 23, 19... Read more

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Rochelle "Shelley" Pickett Winebarger

June 14th, 1965 - July 24th, 2014 49 Years

Obit pic Rochelle “Shelley” Pickett Winebarger 49 Rochelle Pickett Winebarger passed away July 24, 2014 at Good Shepherd Hospice of cancer. Shelley was... Read more

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James Grady Fields

October 6th, 1915 - July 18th, 2014 98 Years

Obit pic James Grady Fields, 98, died July 18, 2014 of congestive heart failure with his loving family at his side. He was born October 6, 1915 in Lakeland, FL... Read more

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Deloris Maxine Grady

February 6th, 1926 - July 18th, 2014 88 Years

Obit pic Deloris Maxine Grady, 86 Accountant Lakeland – Deloris Maxine Grady, 86, died of a stroke Friday, July 18, 2014 at Lakeland Regional Medical Cente... Read more

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John Thomas Cline

October 23rd, 1917 - July 17th, 2014 96 Years

Obit pic John Thomas Cline, 96 Owner – JT Cline Citrus Mr. John Thomas Cline passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Highlands Lake Skilled Nursing Fac... Read more

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Writing Your Life Story
Learn the Five Most Important Things

Tribute Center at Heath Funeral Chapel
358 S. Ingraham Avenue, Lakeland
April 10 3:00pm

Gay Finkleman
Certified Lifewriting Instructor
and Personal Historian

Veterans & End of Life Issues

Tribute Center at Heath Funeral Chapel
358 S. Ingraham Avenue, Lakeland
May 15 3:00pm

Allyson Moskowitz LCSW
Social Services and
Volunteer Services Manager
Good Shepherd Hospice

Stages of Grief

Tribute Center at Heath Funeral Chapel
358 S. Ingraham Avenue, Lakeland
June 19 3:00pm

Rica Walker LMHC
Grief Services Coordinator
Good Shepherd Hospice

Myths and Truth about Hospice Care

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358 S. Ingraham Avenue, Lakeland
July 17 3:00pm

Margaret Welsh
Community Relations Representative
Good Shepherd Hospice

 
 
 

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