Ralph G. "Buddy" Grassfield, Jr. |
October 21st, 1922 - September 30th, 2015 92 Years
Ralph G. “Buddy” Grassfield, Jr., 92
Vacuum Cleaner Sales & Repair
Lakeland- Mr. Ralph G. “Buddy” Grassfield, Jr., he went home to be with Lord on September 30, 2015 at his home. He was born October 21, 1922 in Des Moines, Iowa. He grew up in Jacksonville and received Christ at the age of 17 at a Boy Scout Camping trip. He obtained the rank of Eagle Scout in High School. While attending the University of Florida he played the trumpet in the marching band and was a member of Beta ... Read more
William Leon Scarbrough |
April 19th, 1929 - September 29th, 2015 86 Years
William Leon Scarbrough, 86
Lakeland-William Leon Scarbrough died September 28, 2015 at home after a long illness. He was born April 19, 1929 in Thomasville, Alabama. After graduating from Thomasville High School in 1947, he served in United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1959. He was employed by the Geological Survey of the State of Alabama where he developed many programs for the State of Alabama i ... Read more
Lola Swygert |
November 26th, 1926 - September 29th, 2015 88 Years
Lola Swygert passed away on September 29, 2015 at Lakeland Regional. She was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on November 26, 1929. She was the daughter of Arch and Grace Featherston.
She graduated from Hendrix College and received master’s degrees from Emory and USF. She taught school for over 30 years and was a Sunday school teacher for even longer. Lola volunteered for Good Shepherd Hospice, United Methodist Women, and many other organizations.
She is predeceased by her husband of 58 years ... Read more
Jackie (Ethel) Holt More |
September 13th, 1941 - September 27th, 2015 74 Years
Jackie (Ethel) Holt More, 74, of Lakeland, Florida walked out of the gates of our earthly world and into the arms of her Lord and Savior Sunday September 27, 2015, while at home surrounded by her husband, children and a few grandchildren, after a very courageous fight against the horrible disease of Dementia/Alzheimer’s.
Jackie was born on September 13, 1941 to John and Helen Holt in Akron, Ohio. Jackie was the first born daughter to John and Helen. Although her Mom named her Ethel, her fath ... Read more
Jeffrey Lee Griffin |
November 14th, 1964 - September 26th, 2015 50 Years
Jeffrey Lee Griffin, 50
Branch Manager for DEEM, LLC
Tampa- Mr. Jeffrey Lee Griffin, loving son, husband, father, grandfather and friend, went to be with Jesus defeating cancer on September 25, 2015 at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida where he received excellent care. He was born on November 14, 1964 in Marion, Indiana. He spent almost every weekend at his children’s sporting events. As the grandchildren started to appear he began perfecting his Baseball Card Collection and goin ... Read more
William “Wild Bill” Martin Waring |
June 9th, 1930 - September 25th, 2015 85 Years
William “Wild Bill” Martin Waring
Johnny’s Country Store-
Lakeland – William Waring passed away on September 25, 2015 at home. He was born in Lakeland on June 9, 1930.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanell of 60 years; son, Michael Lee Waring (Penelope), daughter, Laurie Lynn Waring Parkes (Randall); sister, Margaret “Marnie” Waring Morgan; grandchildren, Matthew Carl Thompson, Robyn Ashley Thompson Collins; three great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
A service ... Read more
Arvindsinh L. Ravalji |
June 3rd, 1955 - September 24th, 2015 60 Years
Arvindsinh L. Ravalji, died on 9/24/15 at LRMC. Services Sunday 9/27/2015 @ Noon at Heath Funeral Chapel. Survived by his wife and 2 sons. ... Read more
Maxine C. Thomas |
August 8th, 1919 - September 23rd, 2015 96 Years
Lakeland - Mrs. Maxine C. Thomas of Lakeland died Wed. Sept. 23, 2015 of natural causes. Born on Aug. 8, 1919 in Vandalia, Ohio she moved to Lakeland as a child. Maxine was an Avon lady for many years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. Mrs. Thomas is survived by her daughter Susan Burns (Jeff) and grandson Matthew Burns. She is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years Edmund, brother Herschel, and sister Arlene. Viewing will be Monday September 28, 2015 at 2pm followed by ... Read more
Stephanie Nicole "Nikki" Foster |
June 3rd, 1976 - September 22nd, 2015 39 Years
Stephanie Nicole "Nikki" Foster
June 3, 1976 - September 22, 2015
Visitation- Monday September 28, 2015 11am @ Heath Funeral Chapel
Service- Monday September 28, 2015 12pm @ Heath Funeral Chapel
328 South Ingraham Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801
Graveside will take place at Oak Hill Burial Park
Stephanie "Nikki" Foster 39 of Lakeland, FL took the Lords hand and finished her journey on this earth on September 22, 2015 with her family by her side...
Stephanie was born i ... Read more
Lois Quinn Searl |
November 26th, 1922 - September 17th, 2015 92 Years
Lois Quinn Searl, 92
LOIS QUINN SEARL was born ahead of her time. She was a trailblazer in politics, in service to her community and to equal rights.
The day she was born to George and Selma Quinn, her parents were living temporarily in Montreal, Canada. That day in 1922 was just the beginning of a history-making life. Lois grew up in Detroit with her two sisters, Elizabeth and Ethel.
While getting a degree in Education at Michigan State University, Lois met William (Bill) Searl Jr. on a ... Read more
Donald M. Delafield |
April 22nd, 1923 - September 16th, 2015 92 Years
Donald M. Delafield
April 22, 1923 – September 16, 2015
Donald M. Delafield, 92, of Lakeland, Florida, a member of the “Greatest Generation”, and now, the “Disappearing Generation”, passed away on Wednesday, September 16th at Palm Terrace of Lakeland and is survived by his wife, Carole Williams Delafield.
Donald was born in Johnson City, New York on April 22, 1923 to Cecil Jay and Mary Loretta Hickey Delafield.
The sixth of twelve siblings, Don was proceeded in death ... Read more
Jacquelyn Buschert Evans |
August 8th, 1928 - September 15th, 2015 87 Years
Jacquelyn Evans, 87
JACQUELYN EVANS died September 15, 2015, in Lakeland, FL. Jackie was born August 8, 1928, to Martha Naomi and Elton Julian Rawl in Jacksonville, Florida. She was adopted at age 13 by her mother’s second husband, Robert John Buschert. She grew up in Beaufort, SC, and graduated from high school there, going on to the University of South Carolina. In 1947 she married Jack Wall Evans, of Tampa, Florida. They lived in Gainesville, FL, until 1950 when Jack graduated ... Read more
Sidney T. Champion |
November 14th, 1931 - September 12th, 2015 83 Years
Sidney T. Champion
Mr. Sidney T. Champion, age 83 died Saturday, September 12, 2015 from pancreatic cancer.
He was born in Graceville, FL on November 14, 1931. He served in the U S Air Force and worked as a carpenter. Sidney was an avid gardener.
He is survived by his sisters Anna Boleman, Agnes Alexander, both of Lakeland, and Brother Wayne Champion of Alabama.
Mr. Champion has 5 children. Daniel Clementi, Jonathan Champion, Sidney Champion II, Pamela Standridge, ... Read more
Helen Parker Wear |
May 22nd, 1926 - September 12th, 2015 89 Years
Helen Parker Wear, 89
Lakeland – LCDR Helen Parker Wear, passed away at Lakeland Regional Health on September 12, 2015. She was born on May 22, 1926, in Olean, New York, and has been a resident of Lakeland, Florida, for the past forty years. Helen P. Wear also completed her PhD in Nursing at the University of Maryland. She was a retired Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy who served at the Navy Bureau of Medicine, in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps, and as the head of the Education Department dur ... Read more