Martha Lee Bozeman
August 24th, 1931 - May 19th, 2013 81 Years
Martha Lee Bozeman, 81
Lakeland- Martha Lee Bozeman died on May 19, 2013 at Emeritas Assisted Living Facility of cancer. She was born August 24, 1931 in Lakeland, Florida. She was a WAC during the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include 3 brothers, Charles Bozeman, Clyde Bozeman, Thomas Bozeman, 2 sistes, Linda Sebright, and Carol Smith all of Lakeland, Fl. and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside Services will be held on Thursday May 23, 2013 at 10:00 am at Oak Hill Burial Park.
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Phillipa Davies Yant
September 4th, 1916 - May 19th, 2013 96 Years
Phillipa Davies Yant, 96
Lakeland – Phillipa Yant passed away May 19, 2013 from complications of a broken leg. She was born in Montreal, Canada on September 4, 1916 but spent most of her life in Jacksonville and Lakeland.
Phil was a beautiful woman and remained so throughout her life. She was known for her grace, dignity, and kindness and was universally loved.
Phillpa was preceded in death by her parents, John and Susan Martineau of Montreal, Canada, her husband and soul mate of over 50 years, John Yant Sr., and her brother, Ray.
She is survived by her sons, Dr. John “Jack” Yant and his wife Marylin of Lakeland, and Dr. Robert Yant and his wife, Debbie of Jacksonville, grandchil... Read more
LeRoy Constantine Stille, Jr.
June 10th, 1918 - May 19th, 2013 94 Years
LeRoy “Roy” C. Stille, 94
Lakeland – LeRoy Constantine Stille, Jr. passed away peacefully of natural causes on Sunday evening May 19, 2013 just 22 days short of his 95th birthday.
Roy, as everyone knew him, was born in Blackville, South Carolina on June 10, 1918. He was a 1938 graduate of The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina in Charleston with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Roy was an highly decorated World War II veteran, serving in the United States Army. He was a Company Commander of the 406th Infantry Regiment, 102nd Division. He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, the Bronze Star, the Silver Star, the European and American Theatre ... Read more
Terry Michael Waddell
February 15th, 1955 - May 17th, 2013 58 Years
Terry Michael Waddell, 58
Lakeland – Terry Waddell died on Friday May 17th due to stroke. He was born February 15, 1955 in Atlanta, GA. He moved to Lakeland, FL. in 1965. He graduated from Lakeland High School in 1973 and attended Polk Community College for 2 years.
He was predeceased by his mother, Shirley Waddell.
He is survived by his father, William Waddell; brother David Waddell.
A viewing will be held on Friday May 24th from 5 to 7 PM at Heath Funeral Chapel. A graveside service will be held on Saturday May 25th at 11:00 AM at Oak Hill Burial Park.
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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 Auburn to visit good friends and relatives, and they traveled to most of the states, national parks and to England. He was Presbyterian.
Clarence was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Cora, who die... 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, Daniel Minor (Diane) Toy, Marion, Iowa, Jeffrey Alan (Darlene) Toy, Lakeland, grandchildren, Anna, Sara, Danielle, Dustin, great grandchildren, Alan Robert Toy and Kayli Ann Rogers and sister, Claire B... 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 18, 2013 at 1 PM.
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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; as a child she loved to swim and roller-skate. She was a devoted Lutheran for most of her adult life. She worked for the US Naval Lab during WWII, spent most of her married life as a homemaker and ... 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 at Deerlake Middle School as a science teacher. She was also a passionate Sunday School teacher and tutor who cared deeply about her students.
Abby was well known for her joy, captivating spirit, and... Read more
Erika Ridlehoover Birosak on May 7th, 2013 - 8:40 pm said:
Dear Fishburn family and friends, Abby became a friend of my father's, Wendell Ridlehoover, while working at Publix. My Dad is a retired educator and immediately took to Abby knowing that she was working towards a teaching degree. Abby was always so sweet to my Dad and stepmom, even coming to their house for dinner. She always had such a bright smile. My Dad said she was born to be a teacher, and he would know after 30+ years in the field of education. I'm so sad to learn of this tragic news and I've said many prayers for all of you, as well as my Dad who was so devastated to learn of the news. I hope you can find comfort in this very difficult time. I will continue the prayers.
H on May 7th, 2013 - 2:12 am said:
Her Deerlake students will forever remember her.
Jimmy and Wendy Ryland Lee on May 5th, 2013 - 8:39 pm said:
Dear Family, I cannot imagine the pain you must be going through. Please know that we will always support you with our prayers and love. We have lost a truly golden gem but God has gained a beautiful Angel in heaven. Peace be with you always, Jimmy & Wendy Lee
Amber Astin Smith on May 5th, 2013 - 6:50 pm said:
The world is a little darker now that you have gone and I pray for you and for your family's broken hearts. RIP sweet Abby.
Michael A. Riley on May 5th, 2013 - 5:05 pm said:
What a horrible loss, our thoughts and prayers are with the Fishburn family.
Ralph Schrader on May 5th, 2013 - 1:47 am said:
Ms. Fishburn and family. May your precious memories of Abby be a guiding light to help ease the pain of your tragic loss. My heart breaks for you and you are in my prayers. Abby carries on in each of you. A woman remembered........never dies. God Bless you all.
Angie Perry on May 4th, 2013 - 7:52 pm said:
My sincere condolences to Ashley, Alison, and Sierra during this time of sorrow, may you draw comfort from the Holy Bible in order to cope. God knows the pain that you are going through and he will help you in the days ahead. At John chapter 5 verses 28 & 29 we are promised that there will be a resurrection back to life in the future. Jesus said, \\\"Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.\\\" Until this promise is fulfilled may you draw close to God for comfort.
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 of Arts degree, Master of Divinity, Doctor of Ministry, and Clinical Pastoral Education degree. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church and the Association of Professional Chaplains.
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John and Sandra Ellongton on May 8th, 2013 - 11:34 pm said:
Sandra and I express our sympathy and love to Chaplain Burrows family. He was an inspiration to many and a true Christian gentlemen love John and Sandra Ellington
Steven Spake and Phyllis Spake on May 2nd, 2013 - 6:10 pm said:
To the family of Reverend Charles Burrows: You are in our thoughts and prayers on the loss of your loved one. With our deepest sympathy, Phyllis Spake and Steven Spake
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