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Jean Jenkins | December 26th, 1931 - September 25th, 2016 84 Years

Jean Anita Umphlett Jenkins, 84, passed away on September 25, 2016. Jean was born in Suffolk, Virginia. She lived in Lakeland, Florida, for 61 years, and had recently moved to Jacksonville, Florida. Jean spent more than 3 decades working at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, then working as a volunteer in several organizations. She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Ira Jenkins. She is survived by a brother, Martin Leatherman, and 3 children: Lynn Banks of Jacksonville, ... Read more

Shirley Atteberry Darby | December 28th, 1920 - September 22nd, 2016 95 Years

Shirley Atteberry Darby, 95 Teacher and Homemaker LAKELAND – Shirley Atteberry Darby, 95, a resident of Lakeland, Florida, passed away on September 22, 2016, at Hawthorne Inn of Lakeland, due to natural causes. Mrs. Darby was born on 12/28/20, in Charity, Missouri, to Tim William and Bernice Harmon Atteberry. She and her husband, Ben Homer Darby, Sr., moved to Lakeland in 1975. Mrs. Darby graduated in 1942 from Southwest Baptist College in Bolivar, Missouri. She taught two years i ... Read more

Jeanette Ervin Palmer | December 23rd, 1929 - September 15th, 2016 86 Years

Jeanette Ervin Palmer passed away peacefully September 15, 2016 at Good Shepherd Hospice in Lakeland, Florida. Jeanette was born December 23, 1929, in Herrin, Illinois, daughter of John and Maggie Bione. She graduated from Herrin High School. She was married to Fantier B. Ervin on June 6, 1948. They moved to Lakeland, Florida, in 1970. Mr. Ervin passed away January 13, 2002. Jeanette was married to Walter J. Palmer March 20, 2003, in Lakeland, Florida, and resided at Grasslands until ... Read more

Vally Hintz Weller | March 5th, 1922 - September 15th, 2016 94 Years

Lakeland - Vally Hintz Weller, age 94, of Lakeland passed away Thursday, September 15, 2016, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. She was a resident of The Estates at Carpenters. Vally was born in Germany, March 5, 1922 to Carl and Lizbeth Hintz. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Weller. They met in Germany and married in Berlin, October 10, 1949. Valentine’s Day, the day Vally arrived in the United States, always remained a special holiday for her. ... Read more

Bruce Gordon Gillette | October 12th, 1925 - September 13th, 2016 90 Years

Bruce Gordon Gillette Lakeland – Bruce Gordon Gillette, 90, of Lakeland, FL, died Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at his home. Bruce was born on October 12, 1925, in Ellenville, NY, the son of Harold B. Gillette and Louise Estelle Reynolds. He served in the U.S. Army (WWII) with the 30th Infantry Division in the European Theater of Operations. He graduated from the New York State University at Farmingdale, NY. Bruce was co-owner of Gillette Consumer Oil Co., Inc. of Ellenville, NY. He retir ... Read more

Richard Chapman | June 8th, 1932 - September 11th, 2016 84 Years

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Dorothy E. Steinbach | October 15th, 1930 - September 10th, 2016 85 Years

Dorothy E. Steinbach Lakeland – Dorothy E. Steinbach, 85, passed away quietly at the Highlands Lake Center on Saturday, September 10, 2016. She was born in St. Louis, MO. Dorothy grew up in the Missouri Ozarks during the Great Depression on a small farm her family had purchased to survive the Depression. Later, after moving back to St. Louis, she graduated from Hadley Technical High School. She was married three times in her lifetime, to Ivan L. Steinbach, William M. Leaders, and Alexan ... Read more

George Edward Manners | October 2nd, 1924 - September 5th, 2016 91 Years

George Edward Manners, 91 Lakeland- Mr. George Edward Manners died at Lakeland Nursing & Rehabilitation on September 5, 2016. He was born October 2, 1924, in Saltsburg, PA. George was a longtime member of The Church of God (Anderson, IN), most recently Spirit Lake Community Church, Winter Haven, FL. He served in the United States Army in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He worked as an electrician for over 30 years. George was predeceased by his wife of nearly 61 years, Lois G ... Read more

Betty Tanner Bagwell | January 24th, 1937 - September 5th, 2016 79 Years

Betty Tanner Bagwell, 79 Betty Tanner Bagwell, wife of Dr. Gerald Bagwell, went to be with the Lord peacefully on September 5, 2016. She was born on January 24, 1937, and was greatly loved by her family and friends. Betty met her husband Gerald at Winder-Barrow High School in Winder, Georgia, and became engaged to be married in her junior year. In June of 1955, Betty and Gerald graduated and Betty was named Miss Winder-Barrow High. The couple was married in September. Betty was a tire ... Read more

Ruby Henry | July 26th, 1956 - September 4th, 2016 60 Years

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Peggy Ann Fontes | December 4th, 1946 - September 3rd, 2016 69 Years

Peggy Ann Fontes was born on December 4, 1946, she passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2016. She is survived by two daughters, Lisa Alleyne and Peggy Henderson, six grandchildren, Candace Alleyne, Kalise Alleyne, Corteny Alleyne, Tyler Henderson, Tory Davis and Taylor Mitchell. ... Read more

Eleanor A. Dowd | November 25th, 1924 - September 2nd, 2016 91 Years

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Francis Raboin | July 17th, 1933 - September 2nd, 2016 83 Years

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Ruth Virginia (Jenny) Tidwell | May 22nd, 1935 - September 1st, 2016 81 Years

Ruth Virginia (Jenny) Tidwell, age 81, passed away peacefully on September 1st, 2016. She was born to the late Frank Richard Jenkins and Ruth Leanna Roper Jenkins in Live Oak, Florida, on May 22, 1935. Jenny married the love of her life, Robert Tidwell, on April 29th, 1956, in Live Oak and was happily married for 60 years. Shortly after marriage, the couple moved to Lakeland, Florida. Jenny worked as an office manager and bookkeeper for a local car dealership for over 40 years. She e ... 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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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.

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Obituaries

Jean Jenkins

December 26th, 1931 - September 25th, 2016 84 Years

Obit pic Jean Anita Umphlett Jenkins, 84, passed away on September 25, 2016. Jean was born in Suffolk, Virginia. She lived in Lakeland, Florida, for 61... Read more

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Shirley Atteberry Darby

December 28th, 1920 - September 22nd, 2016 95 Years

Obit pic Shirley Atteberry Darby, 95 Teacher and Homemaker LAKELAND – Shirley Atteberry Darby, 95, a resident of Lakeland, Florida, passed away on Septem... Read more

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Jeanette Ervin Palmer

December 23rd, 1929 - September 15th, 2016 86 Years

Obit pic Jeanette Ervin Palmer passed away peacefully September 15, 2016 at Good Shepherd Hospice in Lakeland, Florida. Jeanette was born December 23, 1929,... Read more

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Vally Hintz Weller

March 5th, 1922 - September 15th, 2016 94 Years

Obit pic Lakeland - Vally Hintz Weller, age 94, of Lakeland passed away Thursday, September 15, 2016, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. She was a reside... Read more

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Bruce Gordon Gillette

October 12th, 1925 - September 13th, 2016 90 Years

Obit pic Bruce Gordon Gillette Lakeland – Bruce Gordon Gillette, 90, of Lakeland, FL, died Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at his home. Bruce was born on Oct... Read more

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Richard Chapman

June 8th, 1932 - September 11th, 2016 84 Years

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Dorothy E. Steinbach

October 15th, 1930 - September 10th, 2016 85 Years

Obit pic Dorothy E. Steinbach Lakeland – Dorothy E. Steinbach, 85, passed away quietly at the Highlands Lake Center on Saturday, September 10, 2016. She ... Read more

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George Edward Manners

October 2nd, 1924 - September 5th, 2016 91 Years

Obit pic George Edward Manners, 91 Lakeland- Mr. George Edward Manners died at Lakeland Nursing & Rehabilitation on September 5, 2016. He was born October 2... Read more

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Betty Tanner Bagwell

January 24th, 1937 - September 5th, 2016 79 Years

Obit pic Betty Tanner Bagwell, 79 Betty Tanner Bagwell, wife of Dr. Gerald Bagwell, went to be with the Lord peacefully on September 5, 2016. She was born o... Read more

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Ruby Henry

July 26th, 1956 - September 4th, 2016 60 Years

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Peggy Ann Fontes

December 4th, 1946 - September 3rd, 2016 69 Years

Obit pic Peggy Ann Fontes was born on December 4, 1946, she passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2016. She is survived by two daughters, Lisa Alleyne and ... Read more

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Eleanor A. Dowd

November 25th, 1924 - September 2nd, 2016 91 Years

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Upcoming Events

October Grief Series:
Grief 101

Rica Walker LMHC

5:30 pm
October 4, 2016

Grief Services Coordinator
Good Shepherd Hospice


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October Grief Series:
Stages of Grief

Rica Walker LMHC

5:30 pm
October 11, 2016

Grief Services Coordinator
Good Shepherd Hospice


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October Grief Series:
The New Normal

Rica Walker LMHC

5:30 pm
October 18, 2016

Grief Services Coordinator
Good Shepherd Hospice


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6th Annual Service of Remembrance


6:30 pm
November 29, 2016

We remember and honor our loved ones.


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