Jerry C. Reed
March 2nd, 1949 - June 2nd, 2013 64 Years
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
Obit for Steven Earl Jones
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
Jean Estelle Rolph
September 29th, 1928 - May 31st, 2013 84 Years
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.
A visitation will be held on Sunday June 2nd from 4-6 PM at Heath Funeral ... Read more
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
Bob J Barbree
January 27th, 1941 - May 30th, 2013 72 Years
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.
Kathleen Joyce Britton
August 9th, 1921 - May 30th, 2013 91 Years
Kathleen Joyce Britton, 91
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
Edith Margaret Ruppel
October 9th, 1917 - May 25th, 2013 95 Years
Edith Margaret Ruppel, 95
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
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.
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Verna A. Crawford
October 3rd, 1940 - May 22nd, 2013 72 Years
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.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 10 AM at Heath Funeral Chapel with a reception foll... Read more
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.
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
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