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M.P. “Pat” McArthur | September 26th, 1926 - June 29th, 2015 88 Years

M.P. “Pat” McArthur Milton Patrick “Pat” McArthur, 88, of Lakeland passed away peacefully on June 29. He was born in Bascom, FL and graduated from FSU with a degree in Geology. His career in the phosphate industry for over 35 years included positions at Davidson Chemical Co., W.R. Grace & Co. and culminated as VP and GM for Occidental Chemical Co. in Lake City. He and his wife of 47 years, Myra, then moved back to Lakeland and enjoyed an active life with many close friends ... Read more

Moira F. "Motsy" Polifrone | July 2nd, 1925 - June 26th, 2015 89 Years

Moira F. "Motsy" Polifrone Lakeland: It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved Mother, Nonnie, Aunt, and friend, Motsy at the age of eighty-nine. She was the daughter of the late Peter R. and Frances A. Austill Sachs. Motsy was preceded in death by her loving husband of forty-two years, Nick L., her daughter, Candace Kay, her son Nick R., as well as five brothers and three sisters who include her beloved twin, Merline "Venice" Serago. She is survive ... Read more

Kelly D. Androski | March 26th, 1976 - June 25th, 2015 39 Years

Lakeland - Kelly D. Androski, a loving mother, sister, daughter and life-long resident of Lakeland, FL, died unexpectedly on June 25, 2015 at the age of 39 while traveling on Frontage Road South in Lakeland, FL. Kelly is survived by her parents Roy and Denise Ladouceur; her only child Kaylin Mckay Androski, Her brother Scott Woodard; her grandmother Woodard of Chicago IL, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins residing in FL, TN, and AL. Kelly was born in Birmingham AL on March 26, 1976 to J ... Read more

Milton J. Bassett | September 7th, 1920 - June 24th, 2015 94 Years

Milton J. Bassett, 94 Lakeland- Milton J. Bassett, 94, of Lakeland, died on June 24, 2015. He was born on September 7, 1920 in Savannah, Georgia. Milton was a veteran of the United States Army having served twenty four years, achieving the rank of Master Sergeant MSG E8 Bassett served during WWII in the Philippines, and two tours in Korea, and during peace times was stationed in Germany, Hawaii, and Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his wife Juanita Green Bassett. He is su ... Read more

Elizabeth Delight Jones | July 9th, 1924 - June 24th, 2015 90 Years

Elizabeth Delight Jones, 90 Lakeland- Elizabeth Delight Jones passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015. She was born on July 9, 1924 to Leon and Daisy Horton of Churdan, Iowa. She graduated from Pulaski High School, Pulaski, Iowa and Greenville College, Greenville, Illinois. She taught in the rural schools of Davis County, Iowa, in the elementary school of Plover and Lester, Iowa before teaching Mathematics in Central High School, LeMars, Iowa for six years. Elizabeth became a Christian at ... Read more

Ruth Ann Smith | November 19th, 1937 - June 23rd, 2015 77 Years

Ruth Ann Smith, 77 Homemaker Lakeland-Ruth Ann Smith, 77, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 23rd. She was born in Rosebush, Michigan to Hazel and Jacob Bechdolt. Ruth was a wonderful mother and wife who used her creativity and love to make the world a better place for many people. Her stained glass work creations hold a place of honor in many homes. She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence and is survived by her daughter, Roxann K. Bonta, her sister Glenna Darley and gra ... Read more

Lee R. Closson | February 23rd, 1936 - June 21st, 2015 79 Years

Lee R. Closson, 79 LECO Automotive Auburndale- Mr. Lee R. Closson died on June 21, 2015 at Good Shepherd Hospice. He was born February 23, 1936 in Altoona, PA. He worked most of his life in the automotive industry. He owned his own local business, LECO Automotive in Lakeland for nearly 30 years before retiring. Lee was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Betty Alice Closson. Survivors include his son, Lee Wayne Closson, Lakeland. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to S ... Read more

Ronald Alan Puckett | February 19th, 1960 - June 19th, 2015 55 Years

Ronald Alan Puckett, 55 Southeast Turf Partners Lakeland – Ronald Alan “Slim” Puckett died June 19, 2015 suddenly due to cardiac arrest. He was born February 19, 1960 in Lakeland. Alan is the son of William Ronald Puckett and Edith Wood Puckett who predeceased him. He is survived by Sisters Karen Merritt (Billy) and Sheila McElwee, Nephews Brandt Merritt (Kristy), Kyle Merritt (Andrea), and James McElwee. Alan was employed by Southeast Turf Partners as a Territory Manager. ... Read more

Lori LaFleur | August 22nd, 1963 - June 18th, 2015 51 Years

Lori LaFleur, 51 Print Shop Operator Lakeland- Mrs. Lori LaFleur died on June 18, 2015 at LRMC. She was born August 22, 1963 in Lakeland, Florida. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren. She is predeceased by her father Lysle Twiss. Lori is survived by her husband of 31 years, Joe, 2 daughters, Jessica Chumney, Kayli LaFleur, son, Cory LaFleur, 3 grandchildren, Madison, Kinlee, Zebulon, mother, Betty Twiss, 2 brothers, Ronnie Twiss, Donnie Twiss, and 2 sisters, Kathy Gill and Judy ... Read more

Michael “Mickey” Wayne Elms | August 20th, 1953 - June 17th, 2015 61 Years

Michael “Mickey” Wayne Elms Lakeland - Michael “Mickey” Wayne Elms, 61, of Lakeland, Florida, passed away peacefully in his sleep June 17, 2015, at home. He was born August 20, 1953, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Loretta and Herman Elms. He was one of seven (7) siblings. He attended Clairton High School and Allegheny Community College in Pittsburgh, Pa. He served in the U.S. Army, where he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. After his discharge, he ... Read more

Betty Jean Smith Wey | November 15th, 1924 - June 17th, 2015 90 Years

Betty Jean Smith Wey Lakeland - Betty Jean Smith Wey of Lakeland, FL, entered into eternal rest at home surrounded by her loving family on June 17, 2015. She has been a resident of Lakeland since 1977 when her husband was transferred here with Publix Supermarkets. Betty was born November 15,1924, at home in Seelyville, IN, Vigo County, the oldest child of Robert Wayne Smith, a teacher, principal, and farmer, and Mary Ellis, a homemaker. She attended the Glenn school from first through twel ... Read more

April Dawn Moore | October 12th, 1973 - June 14th, 2015 41 Years

April Dawn Moore, 41 No one could have brought as much joy into our lives as April Dawn Moore who passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2015. April was born on October 12, 1973, in Winter Haven, Florida. April’s caring, positive spirit led her to reach out to others in need and was held steadfast her entire life by her faith in Jesus Christ, who sustained her through every trial. April’s joy and laughter could not be contained. One of her greatest joys is her six-year-old son Marshall; and, she ... Read more

Kaye Stallings James | August 12th, 1944 - June 12th, 2015 70 Years

Kaye Stallings James Lakeland – Kaye Stallings James, 70 passed away on Friday, June 12, 2015 from complications of pulmonary fibrosis. Kaye was born in Wilson, NC on August 12, 1944 to the late Gordon and Nell Stallings. She is survived by her husband of 54 years Dennis James; daughters, Karen James Hensley and Kathryn James (Jim) Swift and sister, Linda Stallings Riley. She lived her life for her family and grandchildren; Alisha and Taylor Hensley, Madeline, Harrison and Courtn ... Read more

Glen Lee Gordon | October 5th, 1936 - June 5th, 2015 78 Years

GLEN LEE GORDON, 78 REALTOR Lakeland- Mr Glen Lee Gordon, 78, passed away peacefully Friday, June 5, 2015 in Lakeland, Florida. Glen was born October 5, 1936. He was a lifelong resident of Lakeland, a graduate of Lakeland High School and a two year graduate of Florida Southern College. He was also a lifelong member of First Baptist Church. He retired from a 34 year career with Florida Citrus Mutual and then became a full time realtor with Gator Realty of Polk until his illness. He was ... Read more

 
 

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Your Auburndale Funeral Home offers many different services, tailored to your needs. We are here to replace confusion with calm, doubts with certainty, and questions with answers. Here, you will find a quiet gentleness in an atmosphere of dignity, capability, and trust. We believe your service choice is a personal decision. At Heath Funeral Chapel in Auburndale, Florida we explain the options available, and then allow you to make your own decisions.

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Your Auburndale Funeral Home Understands that Every Service Should Be Unique Because we take great care to personalize arrangements, Heath offers services selected to ensure that we provide what is meaningful, needed and affordable. You won’t be overwhelmed because we’re here to help with any or all of the details.

We are a full service funeral home in Auburndale, Florida specializing in:

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  • Serving all faiths, ethnic and cultural lifestyles
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Funeral practices are influenced by religious and cultural traditions, costs and personal preferences. These factors help determine whether the funeral will be elaborate or simple, public or private, religious or secular, and where it will be held. They also influence if there will be a viewing or visitation, whether the casket will be open or closed, and whether burial or cremation is the answer.

There are two basic types of funerals, and a myriad of choices in between.

Obituaries

M.P. “Pat” McArthur

September 26th, 1926 - June 29th, 2015 88 Years

Obit pic M.P. “Pat” McArthur Milton Patrick “Pat” McArthur, 88, of Lakeland passed away peacefully on June 29. He was born in Bascom, FL and gr... Read more

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Moira F. "Motsy" Polifrone

July 2nd, 1925 - June 26th, 2015 89 Years

Obit pic Moira F. "Motsy" Polifrone Lakeland: It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved Mother, Nonnie, Aunt, and frie... Read more

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Kelly D. Androski

March 26th, 1976 - June 25th, 2015 39 Years

Obit pic Lakeland - Kelly D. Androski, a loving mother, sister, daughter and life-long resident of Lakeland, FL, died unexpectedly on June 25, 2015 at the age ... Read more

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Milton J. Bassett

September 7th, 1920 - June 24th, 2015 94 Years

Obit pic Milton J. Bassett, 94 Lakeland- Milton J. Bassett, 94, of Lakeland, died on June 24, 2015. He was born on September 7, 1920 in Savannah, Georg... Read more

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Elizabeth Delight Jones

July 9th, 1924 - June 24th, 2015 90 Years

Obit pic Elizabeth Delight Jones, 90 Lakeland- Elizabeth Delight Jones passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015. She was born on July 9, 1924 to Leon and Daisy ... Read more

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Ruth Ann Smith

November 19th, 1937 - June 23rd, 2015 77 Years

Obit pic Ruth Ann Smith, 77 Homemaker Lakeland-Ruth Ann Smith, 77, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 23rd. She was born in Rosebush, Michigan to H... Read more

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Lee R. Closson

February 23rd, 1936 - June 21st, 2015 79 Years

Obit pic Lee R. Closson, 79 LECO Automotive Auburndale- Mr. Lee R. Closson died on June 21, 2015 at Good Shepherd Hospice. He was born February 23, 1936 in... Read more

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Ronald Alan Puckett

February 19th, 1960 - June 19th, 2015 55 Years

Obit pic Ronald Alan Puckett, 55 Southeast Turf Partners Lakeland – Ronald Alan “Slim” Puckett died June 19, 2015 suddenly due to cardiac arrest. ... Read more

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Lori LaFleur

August 22nd, 1963 - June 18th, 2015 51 Years

Obit pic Lori LaFleur, 51 Print Shop Operator Lakeland- Mrs. Lori LaFleur died on June 18, 2015 at LRMC. She was born August 22, 1963 in Lakeland, Flori... Read more

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Michael “Mickey” Wayne Elms

August 20th, 1953 - June 17th, 2015 61 Years

Obit pic Michael “Mickey” Wayne Elms Lakeland - Michael “Mickey” Wayne Elms, 61, of Lakeland, Florida, passed away peacefully in his sleep June 17, ... Read more

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Betty Jean Smith Wey

November 15th, 1924 - June 17th, 2015 90 Years

Obit pic Betty Jean Smith Wey Lakeland - Betty Jean Smith Wey of Lakeland, FL, entered into eternal rest at home surrounded by her loving family on June 17,... Read more

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April Dawn Moore

October 12th, 1973 - June 14th, 2015 41 Years

Obit pic April Dawn Moore, 41 No one could have brought as much joy into our lives as April Dawn Moore who passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2015. April was b... Read more

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Upcoming Events

Possibilties for Positive Aging

Margaret Welsh

5:30 pm
March 19, 2015

Community Relations Representive
Good Shepherd Hospice


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Maintaining Relationships with a Loved One with a Dementia Diagnosis

Barbara Herrington, M.A., C.M.C.

5:30 pm
April 16, 2015

Gerontologist/Certified Care Manager
All About Aging LLC


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Why Bother? Five Wishes

Wendy Henderson

5:30 pm
May 21, 2015

Regional Director of Development, Polk/Hardee/Highland Counties
Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care


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