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Carol Asbill | October 17th, 1963 - February 22nd, 2015 51 Years

Carol Ratchford Asbill, 51 Lakeland - Carol passed away unexpectedly Sunday, February 22. A native of Aiken, SC., Carol was a graduate of Aiken High School and Clemson University. She spent the majority of her career at Publix Supermarkets, ultimately as Manager of Associate Services. Known for her servant’s heart, Carol was actively involved in numerous civic organizations, including the United Way of Central Florida, the Alliance for Independence, and the Achievement Academy. Ca ... Read more

David Wayne Cahill | June 24th, 1958 - February 22nd, 2015 56 Years

David Wayne Cahill, 56 of Lakeland died on Sunday, February 22. He was born on June 24, 1958, in West Covina, CA. He is survived by his wife Nell, brother Ted Fortenberry, sister Darla Kim, mother Margie Wilson, 3 sons, David Cahill II, Chris Cahill and Jason King and 2 daughters Catherine Hanna and Amanda Hughes and several loving family members. A memorial service will be held Thursday, February 26, at 2:00pm at Christina Park 625 County Road 540 A, Lakeland, FL 33813. ... Read more

Jane Marie Strickland | August 17th, 1946 - February 21st, 2015 68 Years

BARTOW - Jane Marie Strickland, 68, passed away on February 21, 2015, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center after an eight week battle with cancer. Jane was born August 17, 1946, in Bartow, Florida. She was the daughter of Nettie and William Bohde. Jane was a mother, educator and a teammate to her husband. She graduated from Bartow High School and Queens College in Charlotte, N.C. She taught English at Lakeland and George Jenkins High Schools. After retiring as the English Department Head ... Read more

Virginia Lucille Haubry | September 28th, 1916 - February 16th, 2015 98 Years

Virginia Lucille Haubry, 98 Polk City- Mrs. Virginia Lucille Haubry died on February 16, 2015 at her home due to natural causes. She was born September 28, 1916 in Bicknell, IN. She was a member of North Lakeland Presbyterian Church. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Nicholas F. Haubry, and brother, Rex Vaught. Survivors include son, Frank Haubry (Eva), Nineveh, IN., daughters, Carolee Stewart (William), Cape Coral, FL., Deborah Hall (Paul), Sophia, NC., Rebekah Hau ... Read more

George Kalivas | May 6th, 1921 - February 15th, 2015 93 Years

GEORGE KALIVAS, 93 LAKELAND - George Kalivas, 93 passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2015, in Lakeland, FL. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a Veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Navy. During his professional career, George owned several restaurants in Philadelphia and Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Following his retirement, he moved to Lakeland, FL, in 1995, from Bucks County, PA, where he resided until his passing. He was a parishioner at St. Josephs Roman Catholic C ... Read more

Evan Gregory Gardner | December 28th, 1990 - February 15th, 2015 24 Years

Evan Gregory Gardner, 24 Hungry Howies Cook/Publix Baker Sacramento, New Mexico- Mr. Evan Gregory Gardner died on February 15, 2015 due to an ATV accident. He was born December 28, 1990 in Lakeland, Florida. Evan was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Evan attended McKeel Academy and graduated from George Jenkins High School. He was an avid video gamer, he loved the outdoors, riding four wheelers and target shooting. Survivors include his parents, Greg and Patty Gardner, Lakela ... Read more

RICHARD F. "DICK" LEIS | January 15th, 1937 - February 14th, 2015 78 Years

RICHARD F. "DICK" LEIS, 78 Dick's Auto Sales LAKELAND - Richard F. "Dick" Leis, age 78, passed away on Saturday, February 14, 2015, at his home, after a brief battle with leukemia. Dick was born in Miamisburg, Ohio, on January 15, 1937. He came to Polk County in 1947. He was preceded in death by his parents Richard C. and Irene Leis. He is survived by his wife, Doryce; son Richard (Kim) Leis of Bloomington, IL; daughter Diane (Mike) Coker of Lakeland; brothers Jim (Connie) Leis of Dou ... Read more

Luis A. DeJesus | September 13th, 1942 - February 13th, 2015 72 Years

Lakeland – DeJesus, Luis A, age 72, of Lakeland, Florida passed away on Friday, February 13, 2015 due to kidney failure at his home surrounded by family and friends. Luis was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico to the late Cristobal DeJesus and Gloria Gonzalez. Luis was a resident of Bridgeport, CT for 55 years and then came to Lakeland, Florida in 1997. Luis was an avid New York Mets fan and enjoyed watching all their games on TV or in person. He also enjoyed playing pool, poker, and dominos w ... Read more

Giovanna Rolfi Scharar | May 28th, 1934 - February 12th, 2015 80 Years

Giovanna Rolfi Scharar, Lakeland - Giovanna Rolfi Scharar, 80, of Lakeland, Florida, passed away on Feburary 12, 2015. Ms. Scharar is survived by her daughter, Ginnie Busbey; son Riccardo brother Giuliano; and grandson Brian Busbey, his wife Mackenzie;and three great- granddaughters Emily, Stella and Charolette. Giovanna was Born on May 28, 1934 in Prano, Italy. She came to Lakeland in 1961, and established herself in the local retailing stores. She created Janice Fashion Design and A ... Read more

Carmen L. McNeill | June 12th, 1932 - February 11th, 2015 82 Years

Carmen L. McNeill, 82 Mulberry – Carmen L. McNeill, 82, passed away on February 11, 2015, from complications following surgery. She was born in Keegan, ME, on June 12, 1932. She grew up in Skowhegan, ME, and a graduate of Skowhegan High School, class 1950. She married her high school sweetheart, Alvin McNeill, on June 14, 1952. In the early 1960s, they moved to Brooklyn, CT, and Carmen served as the town’s tax collector. The McNeills also owned the Skateland Rollerskating Ri ... Read more

Kenneth A. Kozbiel, Sr. | June 11th, 1945 - February 10th, 2015 69 Years

Kenneth A. Kozbiel, Sr., 69 died Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at his residence. He is survived by his wife Susan, son Ken Jr, daughter Kelly, brother Fred, sister Lea and several grandchildren. ... Read more

Venus Koger Griffin | June 29th, 1921 - February 9th, 2015 93 Years

VENUS KOGER GRIFFIN, 93 LAKELAND – Venus Koger Griffin, 93, of Lakeland, FL, passed away on February 9, 2015 at Highlands Lake Center in Lakeland due to natural causes. She was born in the community of Parmleysville, Kentucky on June 29, 1921 to George and Florence (Gregory) Koger. After graduating high school and in her early 20’s, she moved to Ypsilanti, Michigan where she attended business college. During that time she met her future husband, Thomas Vern Griffin and they married o ... Read more

Tyler Robert McQueen | April 22nd, 1992 - February 8th, 2015 22 Years

Tyler Robert McQueen, a life-long resident of Lakeland, Fl. died unexpectedly on February 8, 2015, at the age of 22. He was born in Lakeland, Florida on April 22, 1992. A graduate of Lakeland High School, he attended Tallahassee Community College. He was active in all types of sports activities. On December 14th, 2011, he welcomed the birth of his Daughter Braelyn, who was the most important part of his life. Tyler was a devoted father and fisherman who enjoyed all things on the water in ... Read more

Mary Nafziger Ashoff | July 29th, 1915 - February 8th, 2015 99 Years

Mary Nafziger Ashoff 99 Mary Nafzinger Ashoff died Sunday, Feb. 8 at Highlands Lake Center. Mary grew up in Davenport, Fl. Graduating from Haines City High School. She was executive secretary at Florida Citrus Commission in Lakeland. She played the organ and piano for Sunday school classes at First Presbyterian Church, Where she was a member. In her later years, Mary and her husband Bud enjoyed wintering in Mexico and also helped support an orphanage there. She is survived by her s ... Read more

 
 

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Jerry C. Reed
March 2nd, 1949 - June 2nd, 2013 64 Years

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Jerry C. Reed, 64
MBM Food Services

Lakeland – Jerry C. Reed, 64, was born on March 2, 1949 in Burlington, NC and passed away on June 2, 2013 at Tampa General Hospital due to respiratory failure.
Jerry served in the U.S. military in Thailand. He worked for MBM Food Services as a transportation manager.
He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Barbara, and his brother, Malcolm, (Pam).
Services will be held in North Carolina at a later date.
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Steven Earl Jones
April 22nd, 1958 - June 1st, 2013 55 Years

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Steven Earl Jones, age 55, lost his battle with cancer on Sat., June 1, 2013. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama on April 22, 1958 and moved to Lakeland with his family at the age of 2. During his life he worked for Palm Harbor Mobile Homes and at Rooms To Go Warehouse. Steve was an avid Miami Dolphins fan and was crazy about his dog Baybay. He was predeceased in death by his father Clarence Earl Jones Jr. He is survived by his wife, Kathy Jones, the children of his heart, Ryne Gillespie (Shannon) and Anthony Illgen, his mother Myrine Catherine Jones, sisters Judy Vandiver (Terry), Peggy Neslund (Scott), Tina Neal, and Mary Guffey. A visitation will be held... Read more

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Jean Estelle Rolph
September 29th, 1928 - May 31st, 2013 84 Years

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Jean Estelle Rolph, 84

Lakeland – Jean Estelle Rolph passed away May 31, 2013 due to heart failure. She was born September 29, 1928 in Cincinnati, Ohio to William and Stella Rodenberg. She married Roy Rolph in 1948 and they shared 65 years of marriage. Jean was a homemaker and loving wife. She worked at Sun Coast Restaurant as a waitress for 17 years.
Jean is predeceased by daughter, Kathy Jean Barreras; beloved sister, Corinne Riley.
She is survived by husband, Roy K. Rolph; children, Kenny (Christa) Rolph, Linda (Gordon) Williams, Elizabeth Ann (Beth Ann)(Kerry) Keen; 9 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.
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Amanda Jeanne on June 1st, 2013 - 7:33 am said:
I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your wife. During difficult times like this I find it comforting to reflect on God\'s promises in the Bible. Two of the most comforting verses I have read are Revelation 21:4 and Psalm 34:18. I hope you get a few quiet moments to look these scriptures up in your Bible. They will bring you comfort. With Deepest Sympathy, Amanda Jeanne


 

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Bob J Barbree
January 27th, 1941 - May 30th, 2013 72 Years

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Bob J Barbree, 72
Retired Bank President

Lakeland - Bob J. Barbree, 72, of Lakeland, Florida succumbed to complications from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Lakeland Regional Memorial Hospital. Born January 27, 1941 in Chattahoochee, Florida, he was the son of the late Johnathan F. and Cecil Mae Dickson Barbree.
As a child, Bob excelled academically and athletically at Chattahoochee High school where he was a class officer, a band captain, a member of the “C” Club, a two year member of the All Panhandle Conference for football, and a member of the 1958 All State football team prior to his graduation in 1959.
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June Hargraves on June 3rd, 2013 - 4:21 pm said:
Bob will be missed immensely. I loved seeing him enjoying life with his friends at Lone Palm. He loved his family and his family and friends loved him.


 

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Kathleen Joyce Britton
August 9th, 1921 - May 30th, 2013 91 Years

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Kathleen Joyce Britton, 91
Homemaker


Lakeland: Kathleen Joyce Britton, 91, of Lakeland, died on May 30, 2013 from natural causes. She was born on August 9, 1921 in Holloway, Michigan. She was a member of the United Methodist Temple and also The Elizabeth circle at the church. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother. She is survived by her husband Thomas Britton; daughter Kathy Reid (Yilmaz), son David Gray (Helen), step-son Randall Scott Britton (Miriam), and step-daughter Kimberly Ann Cooper ( Laron). Grandchildren: Michael Heath (Kerri), Amy Henry (Gil), Anthony Simpkins, Nichole Cooper and Christopher Britton; 3 great grandchildren and her loving cat Charlie. A memoria... Read more

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Edith Margaret Ruppel
October 9th, 1917 - May 25th, 2013 95 Years

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Edith Margaret Ruppel, 95
Secretary

Lakeland- Mrs. Edith Margaret Ruppel died at LRMC on May 25, 2013. She was born October 9, 1917 in Harrison, New York. Mrs. Ruppel was a member of the Presbyterian Church in the Highlands. She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Frank E. Ruppel. Survivors include daughter, Nancy Ruppel (Robert) Georges, Lakeland, son, Robert (Carol) Ruppel, Santa Barbara, CA, 6 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday May 29, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. at Heath Funeral Chapel with visitation one hour prior to the service.
Interment will be held in Port Charlotte, Florida at a later date.


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Linda Adrienne Farnam
November 3rd, 1949 - May 24th, 2013 63 Years

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Linda Adrienne Farnam, 63

Lakeland – Linda Adrienne Farnam, 63, passed away on May 24th, 2013 in Lakeland, FL surrounded by her husband and daughters after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born on November 3rd, 1949 in San Francisco, CA, to Leon Nesbitt and Louise Howard.
She is survived by beloved husband, Bud Farnam, daughters, Tracy Walters, Angelia Bean, and Angie Sundstrom, sister, Barbara Neal, and grandchildren, Kristina, Nicholas, Tyler, Jason, Mathew, and Tatum.
Special thanks to all who showed their love and support. Every single day those well wishes lifted her spirits more than anyone knew.
She most enjoyed spending time with her family, friends, and beloved dog,... Read more

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Verna A. Crawford
October 3rd, 1940 - May 22nd, 2013 72 Years

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Verna A. Crawford, 72

Lakeland - Mrs. Verna Crawford died Wednesday, May 22 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center of heart failure.
Mrs. Crawford graduated from Winter Haven High School in 1958, attended the University of Florida, and was a member of Gamma Mu 3509 Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha a service sorority for 40 years.
Verna was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Thomas, her daughter, Alexis C. Livesay (Steven), son Timothy H. Crawford (Jamie),
7 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and sister, Joyce Balentine.
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Mirianna on August 21st, 2013 - 11:53 am said:
We treasure Verna\'s example of patience, beauty, humility, kindness and grace. These years with Allan gone must have been difficult but they have also served to show us her personal valiance and strength. Thank you, her family, for giving her such generous love and support.Sincerely,Catherine and Lloyd Poelman Catherine and Lloyd Poelman

Sharon Dailey on May 24th, 2013 - 6:45 pm said:
So sorry for your loss! I enjoyed meeting your Mom/Spouse at Jamie and Tim's wedding. She was very fun to talk to.


 

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Martha Lee Bozeman
August 24th, 1931 - May 19th, 2013 81 Years

Martha Lee Bozeman, 81
Box Maker

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

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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

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