Clarence A. Green |
July 13th, 1916 - May 14th, 2013 96 Years
Clarence A Green, 96
Lakeland – Clarence A. Green passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, due to natural causes.
He was born in Saskatchewan, Canada to Charles and Sarah Green on July 13, 1916. The family moved to Auburn, NY in his formative years and he became a U.S. citizen. Later, he lived and operated a business in Haines City, FL before moving to Lakeland in the 1960s, residing the last four years at Lake Morton Plaza. He and his wife, Cora, enjoyed traveling back to Aub ... Read more
Mae Minor Toy |
August 11th, 1924 - May 13th, 2013 88 Years
Mae Minor Toy, 88
Lakeland- Mrs. Mae Minor Toy died on May 13, 2013 at the Hospice House at Palm Terrace of congestive heart failure. She was born August 11, 1924 in Georgia. She served in the United States Navy during World War II. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Mrs. Toy worked in the Library at Winston Elementary School before retiring.
Mrs. Toy was predeceased by her husband, Robert Donald Toy and daughter, Nancy Ellen Toy. Survivors include sons, D ... Read more
Maria DiCesare Famularo |
July 17th, 1932 - May 12th, 2013 80 Years
Maria DiCesare Famularo, 80
Mrs. Famularo died Sunday May 12, in Pinellas Park of Heart Failure.
She was born July 17, 1932 in Brattleboro, Vt.
Mrs. Famularo was a singer; she sang in many of the Italian Restaurants in the Tampa area, she also spent years volunteering at Bay Pines and James Haley Veterans Hospitals.
She is survived by Son, Tony Famularo and daughter Teresa Chapman, and her sister Rosa DiCesare.
A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Saturday May ... Read more
Doris Mae Rhey |
May 2nd, 1923 - May 11th, 2013 90 Years
Doris Mae Rhey, 90
Lakeland – Doris Mae Rhey, 90 of Lakeland, FL., passed away peacefully on May 11, 2013 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center.
Doris Mae Graffius grew up in Homestead, PA where she married her high school sweetheart, Elbert H. Rhey. She lived with El in Pittsburgh, PA, Greensburg, PA, Cape Coral, FL, Unity Township, PA and Riverview, FL. Most recently Doris lived in Lakeland, FL near her son’s family.
Doris was baptized in the Methodist Episcopal Church in Homestead; ... Read more
Abby Meredith Fishburn |
October 11th, 1990 - May 1st, 2013 22 Years
Abby Meredith Fishburn, 22
Middle School Teacher
Abby Meredith Fishburn, 22, of Tallahassee, Florida, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, in an automobile accident. She was born in 1990, in Lakeland, Florida, the daughter of Tawni Fishburn and Brian Fishburn.
Abby graduated from McKeel Academy in Lakeland, Florida, in 2008, where she enjoyed playing volleyball and tennis. She received her Bachelor of Science in social science education from Florida State University in 2012, and began teaching a ... Read more
The Reverend Dr. Charles W. Burrows |
October 17th, 1932 - April 30th, 2013 80 Years
The Reverend Dr. Charles W. Burrows, 80
Lakeland – The Reverend Dr. Charles W. Burrows, 80, was born on October 17, 1932 in Houston, TX and went to be with his Lord, Tuesday, April 30, 2013 due to a stroke.
Charles was a Korean War veteran of the United States Air Force. He was the first Chaplain at LRMC. He retired after 26 years of dedicated service to the Lord and his fellowman. He brought much joy and comfort to Lakelanders and his devoted family. He held a Bachelor ... Read more
Warren G. Addison |
October 26th, 1920 - April 30th, 2013 92 Years
Warren Gamaliel Addison, 92
Lakeland -Warren Addison, 92, passed away on April 30, 2013, in Lakeland, Florida.
Warren was a WWII veteran who proudly served his country as a member of the 820th Tank Destroyer Battalion in the Ardennes, Rhineland, and Central Europe campaigns. He was an active member of the American Legion in Spotsylvania, Virginia and Lakeland, Florida, and the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge, Florida Citrus Chapter.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 69 ye ... Read more
Charles "Chuck" Alton Rienks |
January 27th, 1935 - April 29th, 2013 78 Years
Lakeland - Charles “Chuck” Alton Rienks, 78, left his earthly home to be with the Lord Monday, April 29, 2013, after a valiant short fight with cancer.
Chuck was born to Richard and Blanche (Holderbaum) Rienks January 27, 1935 in South Bend, Ind.
He was the fourth of seven children in addition to three of Chuck’s aunts and uncles his parents raised as siblings. Chuck would tell stories of having to cut a half gallon of ice cream ten ways to share on his birthday.
He at ... Read more
Shirley P. Buckler |
May 16th, 1941 - April 25th, 2013 71 Years
Shirley P. Buckler
Dairy and Beef Farmer
Shirley P. Buckler, age 71, passed away on April 25, 2013 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Born May 16, 1941, in Tampa, FL to George Howard & Cupiedean (Willis) Pirkle, Shirley lived the majority of her life in the rural area west of Lakeland. She attended Winston Elementary School and graduated from “The Kathleen High School” in Kathleen, FL in 1959 with Valedictorian Honors. Shirley participated in the school system’s Diversif ... Read more
Jim Lee |
August 26th, 1944 - April 23rd, 2013 68 Years
Jim Lee, 68
Jim Lee Insurance
Lakeland – Born William James Lee, Jim died unexpectedly April 23, 2013 at LRMC due to a massive heart attack. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on August 26, 1944, and came to Lakeland to attend Florida Southern College. He began his career as a teacher and coach with the Polk County schools, but quickly began his career in the insurance industry for which he earned numerous professional designations over his 42 years in that profession.
Ever active in th ... Read more
Roy M. Westberg |
October 11th, 1922 - April 20th, 2013 90 Years
Roy M. Westberg, 90
Lakeland – Roy M. Westberg, of Lakeland, died on April 20, 2013 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. He was 90 years old.
Until 1969, when he established residence in Lakeland, FL he had been a longtime resident of Bronxville, New York when his family moved there in 1934, after previously residing in Pelham Manor, New York and Brooklyn, NY where he was born on October 11, 1922.
He was a graduate of Riverdale Country School, NYC and had a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oh ... Read more
Emma Kate Barton |
October 29th, 1930 - April 19th, 2013 82 Years
Emma Kate Barton, 82
Lakeland – Emma Kate Barton, 82, was born on October 29, 1930 and passed away on April 19, 2013 due to heart failure.
Emma was in jewelry sales for years and after moving to Lakeland, she sold Avon for many years. She was a very active member at First United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Harvey, her sons, Kelly Lee (Terri Lee), and Stanley Kent, her grandchildren, Emory Kent Barton, Thomas Wilson Barton, Justin Lee Barton, Shannon Kat e Barton, Ry ... Read more
Sally Eva Ramey |
December 11th, 1945 - April 17th, 2013 67 Years
Sally Eva Ramey
Lakeland- Sally Eva Ramey passed away at her home surrounded by her family on April 17, 2013 due to kidney failure. She was 67 years young.
Sally Eva was born in Cecil, Georgia on December 11, 1945.
She moved to Lakeland 25 years ago with her husband Roy. They were happily married for 35 years.
She was a wonderful and loving wife, mother and grandmother and was at home with them by her side.
She was truly loved and blessed.
She was preceded in death by her mother, father ... Read more
Mary Ellen O'Neal |
August 21st, 1945 - April 16th, 2013 67 Years
Mary Ellen O’Neal
Bartow- Mary Ellen O’Neal died April 16, 2013 from complications of dementia.
Mary was born in Cairo, Georgia on August 21, 1945.
She was a nursing assistant for Polk County BOCC for 24 years.
Most of her time with the county was spent as a CNA at the Bartow Adult Day Care Center in Bartow (Charles Richardson Center).
She loved and cherished each of those in her care as if they were part of her own family.
She was preceded in death by her mother, ... Read more