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Phillip Vogel | December 18th, 1941 - August 24th, 2016 74 Years

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Clara Mae Clayton | December 10th, 1930 - August 24th, 2016 85 Years

Clara M. Clayton passed away peacefully to be with her husband James (Jim) and our Heavenly Father on August 24, 2016, at Florida Presbyterian Homes in Lakeland, Florida. Clara was born in Washington, PA, to J. Boyd and Hazel Wiley on December 10, 1930. Clara graduated from Trinity High School; Mercy Teaching Hospital as a Registered Nurse; California State Teachers College with a Bachelor of Arts in Education; the University of South Florida with a Master's degree in Education; and from ... Read more

Pauline Clair Roux | January 24th, 1920 - August 24th, 2016 96 Years

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Mary Esther Starling | August 23rd, 1920 - August 20th, 2016 95 Years

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Sara Holliday Burkett | June 14th, 1926 - August 20th, 2016 90 Years

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Kenneth Cecere | November 2nd, 1985 - August 19th, 2016 30 Years

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Janet Alexandra Jerome | June 1st, 1941 - August 17th, 2016 75 Years

Janet Alexandra Jerome passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at the age of 75. She was born in Strangroen, Guyana on June 1, 1941, the second daughter of Jwalla and Bissoondai Persaud, who predeceased her. Janet is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Peter Jerome of Lakeland, Florida, two children, Sharon Jerome (Matt Newsom) of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Paul Jerome of Lakeland, Florida, as well as three grandchildren, Corinne, Jarrett, and Jaeden Newsom. She is al ... Read more

Richard Allen Armstrong | July 12th, 1922 - August 16th, 2016 94 Years

RICHARD (“Rich”) ALLEN ARMSTRONG passed away quietly on August 16, 2016 at the age of 94. He was born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania on July 12, 1922, the second son of Edgar Manley Armstrong and Bertha Wheaton Armstrong, who predeceased him. He is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Marjorie Cameron Armstrong, of Lakeland, as well as his three children, Jennifer (Gail) West of Miami, Jill (Terry) Schafer of Rochester, Michigan, and Lee (Beth) Armstrong formerly of Villa Rica, ... Read more

Virginia Tuttle | December 26th, 1927 - August 15th, 2016 88 Years

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Dorothy Redfearn | July 22nd, 1922 - August 15th, 2016 94 Years

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Richard Watkins | April 22nd, 1933 - August 14th, 2016 83 Years

Richard W. (Dick) Watkins Safety Engineer – Insurance Industry Lakeland – Dick Watkins 83, went home to be with the Lord on August 14, 2016, at the Florida Presbyterian Homes in Lakeland, FL, from pancreatic cancer. He was born in Atlanta, GA, on April 22, 1933, to Robert Cunningahm and Eleanor Reamey Watkins. The family moved to Florida when he was 5 years old. His military service was in cryptography with the Army, 1953-1955. He graduated from St. Petersburg Sr. High, St. Petersbur ... Read more

John Arthur Lewis, Jr | November 12th, 1930 - August 14th, 2016 85 Years

J. Arthur "Art" Lewis, 85, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016, in Lakeland, FL. Art was born on November 12, 1930, in Wilmington, Delaware. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Art was preceded in death by his parents, J. Arthur and Jane Lewis and sister, Jane Marable. He is survived by his wife, Virginia, of Lakeland; his children, Anne Marie Gonzalez (Harry) of Lakeland, Timothy Lewis (Jo Ann) of Lakeland, Matthew Lewis (Dorothy) of Wesley Chapel, FL, and James Lew ... Read more

Juanita Meade | October 4th, 1922 - August 13th, 2016 93 Years

Lakeland – Juanita M. Meade passed away surrounded by loving family on Saturday, August 13, 2016. Graveside service on 08/18/16 at 10:00 am at Lakeland Memorial Gardens. ... Read more

June G. Naiman | April 23rd, 1934 - August 12th, 2016 82 Years

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

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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 survived by her four daughters Gina (Steven) Scheck of Sebring, FL, Denise Polifrone of Newberry, SC, Annette Polifrone of Wauchula, FL and Lori (Mark) Grandone of Eagarville, IL.

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DON & SANDIE DEPIANTA on July 1st, 2015 - 4:37 pm said:
IT IS WITH DEEP SORROW WE NOTE THE PASSING OF A DEAR, LONG TIME FRIEND MOTSEY. WE BOTH RECALL THE MANY ENJOYABLE TIMES SPENT WITH MOTSEY AND NICK IN PAST TIMES AND WE KNOW SHE WOULD ENJOY OUR TELLING OF AN INCIDENT THAT HAPPENED MANY YEARS AGO AT A CHINESE RESTAURANT IN BRANDON. WHEN WE SAT DOWN MOTSEY COMPLAINED TO THE WAITRESS THAT THERE WASN'T ANYTHING ON THE MENU TO HER LIKING THAT SHE COULD ORDER! THE WAITRESS IN HER CHINESE ACCENT RETORTED, "YOU NO LIKE CHINESE, YOU NO COME BACK!" OF COURSE WE ALL LAUGHED HOWEVER THAT WAS NOT THE END! ALMOST AS THO THE GODS WERE PEERING DOWN AT MOTSEY, AS WE WERE EATING, (MOTSEY DID BY THE WAY FIND SOMETHING TO ORDER!) I (DON) FELT A TUG AT MY ARM. LOOKING TO THAT SIDE IT WAS MOTSEY TRYING TO GET OUR ATTENTION. HER TONGUE HAD WEDGED BETWEEN THE FORK TINES AND SHE COULD NEITHER REMOVE IT OR TALK! NEEDLESS TO SAY, WE ALL GOT A TRULY GOOD LAUGH AT THE SITUATION. MOTSEY WOULD AGAIN LAUGH AT THIS IF WE NOW REMINDED HER OF THIS CHERISHED INCIDENT AND FOND MEMORY! TO ALL OF MOTSEY'S FAMILY & FRIENDS, BE HAPPY FOR MOTSEY, AS THAT IS HOW SHE WOULD WANT IT!!

Terry and Beverly Fox on July 1st, 2015 - 4:11 pm said:
Heaven has gained an awesome lady. We miss her very much. She was always so good to us and we are thankful for having known her.

Bob and Marlyn Sullivan on July 1st, 2015 - 12:14 pm said:
Bob and I will be out of town on Thursday. God bless all of her family and RIP for a dedicated Catholic Lady. 123a

Therese Ross Arrington on June 30th, 2015 - 8:07 am said:
So very sad to hear of Mrs. Polifrone's passing - great memories of growing up with the Polifrone family in the Lincoln Ave and Bonnie Drive area. Prayers of comfort to Gina, Dee, Annette and Lori and families.

Penny & Mike, Lynn & Families on June 29th, 2015 - 8:17 pm said:
We are so sorry for your loss. Aunt Motsy was dearly loved, and we shall all miss her very much. Even though we can\'t be with you at this time; our love, thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Kathy HoganMiller and Lloyd Miller on June 29th, 2015 - 7:49 pm said:
We remember Motsy"s wonderful and sweet smile at the St. Joseph's office and always ready to help with anything you needed. She will be missed and so loved.

Harry & Susan Bedford on June 29th, 2015 - 9:51 am said:
We are so sorry to hear of Motsy's passing. She was a treasure to all who knew her. Our heartfelt condolences to the family.


 

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

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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 Jimmy and Denise Woodard.

She graduated from Lakeland Senior High school in 1994 with a high school diploma. Kelly briefly worked in her younger years before becoming a mother to a precious little g... Read more

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

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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 survived by his daughter Barbara Coughenour (Frank); and two granddaughters Sarah Coughenour and Amy Coughenour.

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

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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 the age of eleven so Christ and the church have been an important part of her life. She was active in Christian Women’s Club, United Methodist Women holding many local and district offices, and taug... Read more

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Mona Bomgaars on July 17th, 2015 - 8:51 pm said:
"Miss Horton" our senior high math teacher kept in contact with our class of 56 by attending our reunions. What an honor! My sincere sympathy to her family.

Monica L. Strahley on July 2nd, 2015 - 8:49 am said:
Your parents were a blessing to the church family at Lake Gibson Church of the Nazarene. Sincere condolences

Karen Thompson Johnson on July 1st, 2015 - 8:11 am said:
Miss Horton, as we knew her, was a most outstanding math teacher in LeMars. She was also a warm friendly approachable person. She attended some of our class reunions and she will be missed.

Karen Thompson Johnson on July 1st, 2015 - 8:11 am said:
Miss Horton, as we knew her, was a most outstanding math teacher in LeMars. She was also a warm friendly approachable person. She attended some of our class reunions and she will be missed.

George & Amparo Burt on June 29th, 2015 - 11:10 am said:
With deepest sympathy in this most difficult time,may you find comfort in treasured memories.

Dave & Shirley Thompson on June 29th, 2015 - 9:59 am said:
We send our sincere sympathy to the Kruger, Hansen, & Jones Families. Your Mother was very special to us. May God grant you peace.

Charlie Horton on June 29th, 2015 - 7:18 am said:
I have a lot of memories, {all good} of my Aunt Tizzie as everyone on the Horton side of the family called her. I remember her as always smiling and in a good mood. She was always interested in what I or my family was doing. She was a subtle teacher even when she wasn't in the classroom and a Christian even when she wasn't in Church. She fueled my passion for anything mechanical at a very young age with my game of naming the year, brand, and model of any car we saw. To me she has always been an example of how a person should live their life and an inspiration to all of us younger Hortons. She will be missed by all of us but never forgotten. Nephew Charlie. Jyl and our boys

Barbara Schenkel on June 28th, 2015 - 10:13 pm said:
I am blessed to have known Beth during my time in Herman, Nebraska. We kept in touch for many years after I moved to Phoenix. Beth lived in Christ's presence and shared His love with all the people around her. Heaven is rejoicing at welcoming her to her eternal home. My prayer is for Christ's peace and comfort to be with family and friends at this time.

Kay Dodson on June 27th, 2015 - 5:17 pm said:
Gayle & Gary, God bless you. Your Mom was a sweet lady. We will miss her, but plan to see her again in heaven. Kay & Leon

Sharon Eyres Jones on June 27th, 2015 - 12:16 pm said:
When 'Liz ' taught school in LeMars, Iowa she lived in a one room apartment in our home. She was a part of our family. Condolences to her family in Nebraska, Indiana, and Florida.

Lillian L Brown on June 26th, 2015 - 4:27 pm said:
Beth was a witty and cheerful partner as we played dominoes and games with her good friends, Dave and Shirley Thompson. She will be greatly missed. I know she had faith in God's Word.

Lillian L Brown on June 26th, 2015 - 4:27 pm said:
Beth was a witty and cheerful partner as we played dominoes and games with her good friends, Dave and Shirley Thompson. She will be greatly missed. I know she had faith in God's Word.

Pastor Charles & Bess Kirby on June 26th, 2015 - 8:46 am said:
We remember Beth with love and admiration and sweet friendship. She was always a support to us. She was very faithful to Lake Gibson Nazarene Church. We never heard her complain about anything, even her sickness. We all know, by her life and dedication to Jesus, where she is today. She is blessed; we are sorrowing. We are praying for the family during this difficult.

Mary Ann DeStefano on June 26th, 2015 - 8:09 am said:
Have many Good Memories spent in Beth's Home in Florida


 

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

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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 granddaughter Kamron Hernandez.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 25, from 5-7 p.m. at Heath Funeral Chapel and Funeral Services will be held on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at He... Read more

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

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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 SPCA of Florida 5850 Brannen Road South, Lakeland, FL 33813.

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Betty DeGroat & Ron Carraway on June 25th, 2015 - 3:41 pm said:
We're so very sorry to learn of Lee's passing. He was a wonderful friend to Max.

Loraine J Presley on June 24th, 2015 - 8:00 pm said:
I am so very sorry Lee. Losing parents is tough but I know that the sadness and loss lessens in time. My thoughts are with you.


 

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

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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. He lived in Winter Haven. He served as President of the Ridge Chapter Florida Golf Course Superintendent Association, and Florida Turf Grass Association. Alan was a lifelong member of both as well a... Read more

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Johnny Johnson on June 27th, 2015 - 4:51 am said:
Condolences to Alan's family and friends. Meeting Alan at an early age I knew we had a lot in common. We went many places together over the years, concerts, races, parties, dinners & more parties and dinners! I'd stop by his house many this to discus various jobs and what-nots? & Alan always greeted me with friendship and a hand shake. I'm blessed to have been one of Alan's many friends. I will miss him. See you buddy on the other side. " Green-grass & High-Tides" peace.

Charlie Kersey on June 25th, 2015 - 8:54 pm said:
Godspeed, Alan. One of the oldest memories I have is the wonderful times our families spent together. Love and condolences, Charlie

Bill Plante on June 24th, 2015 - 7:52 pm said:
Alan will surely be missed. From our time together as classmates at LCCC till seeing you recently, we always shared alot of laughs. I'm sure that everyone who knew Al would say the same. Deepest sympathies to your family. Sure gonna miss him.

North Florida Golf Course Supt. Association on June 24th, 2015 - 4:32 pm said:
Alan was a active member with our Association and will be truly missed by our members and at all our Events. He always had a big smile and you could tell he enjoyed his job and being around people. RIP Alan

Debi Zakany on June 24th, 2015 - 3:56 pm said:
My deepest condolences for the loss of Big Al. I will always remember him for his smile and big heart. He was a soft-spoken southern gentleman and will surely be missed by many. It was a pleasure to call him friend..

Greg Plotner on June 24th, 2015 - 10:57 am said:
He was always the guy in the room with a smile on his face and a good story to tell. You will be missed Alan! May God bless you and your family.

Vera Johansen Gehringer on June 24th, 2015 - 9:31 am said:
I am very sad to hear Alan passed away. He was a very dear friend of mine in high school. Alan and I were part of a great foursome with Rhonda Woolsey and Greg McDonald. I have a lot of fun memories of hanging out with him - Alan was such a great guy! He will be missed. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Sincerely, Vera Johansen Gehringer

Jerry Redden on June 24th, 2015 - 9:21 am said:
Great guy, will surely be missed by everyone he touched! Never saw him anywhere without a smile on his face! Thanks Alan, for your contributions to the Turf Grass industry, rest in peace my friend.

Tom Cowan on June 24th, 2015 - 6:55 am said:
Deepest sympathies to family. Al was a delight! I have known him since Grenelefe days. I know how much he gave to the industry that has been so good to so many of us. He always went the extra mile, and you know what I mean! Our world needs more Alan Pucketts, and his absence will be felt for a long time. I bet St. Peter had a big smile on his face when Al showed up! Rock on Al.....Your job on earth is done.....RIP!

Buck Buckner on June 23rd, 2015 - 3:00 pm said:
Alan was the most likeable man I have ever met. I can't imagine a bad word ever being said about him by anyone. He was an old and cherished friend that will be sorely missed.

Scott May on June 23rd, 2015 - 1:28 pm said:
A favorite memory of Alan is from those magical days we spent as children playing in the streets of the neighborhood. We road or Schwin Stingrays far and wide. We enjoyed the sun and ate free oranges and never had a care. God speed old friend, you will be missed by all.

Debbie Nipper on June 23rd, 2015 - 12:59 pm said:
My thoughts and prayers go out to Alan's family and friends. Alan was a great part of our industry and he will be greatly missed!

Tim Allen on June 23rd, 2015 - 12:16 pm said:
Alan was a customer who was always a pleasure to do business with. His professionalism and dedication to our industry will be greatly missed. Our prayers go out to his family.

Mike Giddens on June 23rd, 2015 - 11:01 am said:
A mentor and friend, so thankful for your willingness to help me and teach me the ropes throughout my turf career. You are truly going to be missed.


 

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

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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 Woodring.

Memorial Services will be held on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Heath Funeral Chapel.

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Donna Kilbourn Walts Bruffey on June 19th, 2015 - 3:17 pm said:
I was saddened by the death of Lori. I'm so sorry that she lost her extremely mighty battle with cancer. Please accept my deepest condolences. Donna and Bill

Jennifer Lindell-Roys on June 19th, 2015 - 2:31 pm said:
So sorry for your loss. My daughter Baileigh played softball with Kayli. That's where Lori and I got to know each other waiting at games/practices. She was a super person. My prayers are with your family

Brenda Johnson on June 19th, 2015 - 9:50 am said:
My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Beth Goguen on June 19th, 2015 - 8:23 am said:
Cory and family, my deepest sympathy's go out to you at this time.

Doris Kilbourn on June 19th, 2015 - 7:59 am said:
Love and Prayers for all the family. Lori ,I love you. Rest In Peace. Betty,I am here for you,anytime. also the Love all of you. rest of the family. God Bless You all.


 

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

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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 apprenticed as a mason, which became his trade for the rest of his natural life. He was a friend of Bill Wilson’s for almost thirty (30) years and devoted his life to helping others who wanted that... Read more

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Johnny Johnson on June 27th, 2015 - 4:36 am said:
My heart felt condolences to Mickeys brothers & sisters. The good man will be deeply missed. I remember his first week in Lakeland as a young man and through the years on job sites and have many fond memories. Mickey was quite a individual. Thoughts & prayers with the family.

Johnny Johnson on June 27th, 2015 - 4:36 am said:
My heart felt condolences to Mickeys brothers & sisters. The good man will be deeply missed. I remember his first week in Lakeland as a young man and through the years on job sites and have many fond memories. Mickey was quite a individual. Thoughts & prayers with the family.

Joe jizz Pam tortorice on June 26th, 2015 - 8:03 pm said:
The elms house was my second home growing up. Rip mick, my sympathy to your family. My condolence's to you tommy, Bruce, jimmy, Keith, Daniel, and also sissy. God bless . Joejizz

Bob Lattig on June 22nd, 2015 - 2:00 pm said:
Tommy and family: so sorry for your loss. Always loved talking to Mickey.

Gerald A. Peavy on June 22nd, 2015 - 6:56 am said:
May God comfort you during this time of loss. I enjoyed working with Mickey many years ago.

sam capane on June 21st, 2015 - 3:10 pm said:
To the elms family condolences on the passing of Michael

Fsam and brenda capane and boys on June 21st, 2015 - 9:54 am said:
our condolences on the passing of Michael

Mike Popko on June 20th, 2015 - 6:45 pm said:
You will be missed brother.

Mary Ann Safrit on June 20th, 2015 - 11:15 am said:
Mickey taught me how to live, laugh and love. He was a very "Precious Person" to me and a privelege to know him. RIP Precious Person.

Stefanie (Maksin) Pastore on June 20th, 2015 - 9:17 am said:
My deepest sympathy to your family and friends.

The Pollock on June 20th, 2015 - 8:10 am said:
RIP Mad Christian.

The Pollock on June 20th, 2015 - 8:10 am said:
RIP Mad Christian.

Robin Klement Spiecha on June 19th, 2015 - 7:49 pm said:
To my beloved friend and Christian mentor. You made such a great impact on my life. Thanks for being my surrogate big brother. I've thought of you often. You'll always have a piece of my heart. My love and prayers to all of you. I know how much you all love him.

Dr. Bart Rocco and wife Valerie on June 19th, 2015 - 7:00 pm said:
Our thoughts and prayers are with all the members of the Elm's family during this difficult time.

Karen Johnson on June 19th, 2015 - 5:59 pm said:
My deepest sympathy! I was saddened to hear of Mickey's passing. I remember from over 40 yrs ago. Church at Alliance Chapel in Elizabeth PA. He was an awesome man of God!! RIP Mickey!

Ganga on June 19th, 2015 - 9:33 am said:
So sorry to hear this...........He is a great guy whom I had many laughs with......A great person who should still be laughing with us.......Have you in my thoughts during this tough time

Suellen Blackford on June 19th, 2015 - 8:39 am said:
My heart is heavy over hearing this sad news. Mickey was such a nice person. Even though I haven't seen him in many years, I have fond memories of him. He was an excellent carpenter and did a lot of projects in our home. He was always so pleasant and funny. I always remember the time he was building a breakfast bar in our kitchen. I had a Neil Young album playing in the background and he began singing the song, "Tell Me Why". Be fore I knew it, we were both singing. It's just a brief moment in time, but something I always remembered with a smile. My thoughts and prayers are with Mickey's family at this sad time.

Debbie Miller on June 19th, 2015 - 7:10 am said:
To all your family I am so shocked and sad to here about Mickey's passing. He was a special person to me and an awesome individual. Remember all the good memories you had with him. Praying for God's comfort peace and strength for you and your family. Hugs and love to your family. I personally have some very fond memories of Micky. RIP Micky.

Debbie Miller on June 19th, 2015 - 7:10 am said:
To all your family I am so shocked and sad to here about Mickey's passing. He was a special person to me and an awesome individual. Remember all the good memories you had with him. Praying for God's comfort peace and strength for you and your family. Hugs and love to your family. I personally have some very fond memories of Micky. RIP Micky.

Stephanie Miller on June 19th, 2015 - 5:06 am said:
Mickey brightened my life at some of my darkest hours and shared his love with me.

Stephanie Miller on June 19th, 2015 - 5:06 am said:
Mickey brightened my life at some of my darkest hours and shared his love with me.

Stephanie Miller on June 19th, 2015 - 5:06 am said:
Mickey brightened my life at some of my darkest hours and shared his love with me.

Sally on June 18th, 2015 - 11:46 pm said:
So sorry for ur loss PrayersEHRCJ

Towana on June 18th, 2015 - 9:37 pm said:
We met Mickey through Daniel and Robin. He always smiled and had silky jokes to tell. He will truly be missed.

Margaret and Harold Whorton on June 18th, 2015 - 4:14 pm said:
We both care of Mickey so very much. He was a past employee before he started his own business. Not sure an employee a friend he was a very special person. Was with him just a few days ago at walmart had a good few minutes with him. He will be missed by many people.


 

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

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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 twelfth grades and graduated from Glenn High School where her father was the principal.

Betty married Leslie Edward Wey (Lek) on June 6, 1942. He joined the United States Army and fought in World War I... Read more

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Serella and Weldon Bryant on June 20th, 2015 - 9:50 am said:
Serella and I are friends of Mrs. Whey's daughter, Sally, and granddaughter Aylson. They both have professed that Grandma Wey was a loving inspiration in their lives and that she had endless energy for her family and friends. Sally and Alyson indicated that Grandma was the most important person in their hearts and will carry on her Christian love and respect for others. We will miss you too Grandmother Wey. May the Spirit of the Lord Be With You!

Alex stagman on June 19th, 2015 - 9:36 pm said:
Hello, my name is Alex Stagman. I am the youngest of all of memas grandchildren. I will first start off by saying that Mema was always there for every single family member she had. She put everyone before herself. She would come to all of our sporting events whether it be 100 degrees outside in Florida to watch me play soccer or whether it be 30 degrees in Tennessee to watch me play soccer. She loved her family and being around everyone. She hated when people would say "they lived a good life." So I am not going to say that about her. What I will say is that she experienced more than I could ever have imagined experiencing in a lifetime. She had a family that lived her because she showed love to every single one of us. I will love my Mema forever and always and would like to leave you with two quotes that Mema would always tell me. "It will all work its self out." I know I am missing her like crazy each day but know that if she was here she would tell me the quote above. I will always miss her but with time things will become easier and I will not be sad but rejoice for getting to know her for 25 years. I know I am truly blessed to have got to know such a wonderful woman. The last quote I want to leave you with is "Mema is always watching." She told me this when I was a little kid and I actually believed she could always see what I was doing. If I ever did something I was not supposed to that quote would pop into the back of my mind. That quote now means so much more to me because I know she is in heaven watching down on all of us. I love you with all of my heart Mema and can't wait to see you up in heaven with boppy.

Mary Wey Duncan on June 19th, 2015 - 6:57 pm said:
My family name is Ruthie and Betty is my Mom.I remember coming home from school when I was in junior high and Mom would have just made the most amazing cinnamon rolls. The icing hadn't even cooled. I don't know how many I would eat because they would just melt in your mouth. Also, I just made a double recipe of peanut butter fudge because it was her favorite. We're will serve it tomorrow in her honor. We love you Mom.

Mary Wey Duncan on June 19th, 2015 - 6:57 pm said:
My family name is Ruthie and Betty is my Mom.I remember coming home from school when I was in junior high and Mom would have just made the most amazing cinnamon rolls. The icing hadn't even cooled. I don't know how many I would eat because they would just melt in your mouth. Also, I just made a double recipe of peanut butter fudge because it was her favorite. We're will serve it tomorrow in her honor. We love you Mom.

Ryan Stagman on June 19th, 2015 - 11:26 am said:
For those of you who don't know me, I'm one of the many grandchildren that Mema had. Some of you may know her as a mother, sister, great grandmother, aunt, homemaker, farmers daughter, or my favorite, Mema Spice. I know her as a grandmother. A grandmother who was supportive, caring, strong, loving, honest, beautiful and most of all, fun! With that being said, I'd like to share a happy memory I have of her that many of you may already know. Its one of those memories that I will always be able to look back on and smile. When the road construction on 540A was being done they had many parts of it blocked off with orange cones. Mema always told us that she always wanted to run all of them over with her car. She was always able to tell the story a little better than me but was always able to get everyone laughing when she told it. It's one of those stories that I'll never forget. At this time I'd like to share a bible verse with everyone that reminds me of her. This verse comes from Philippians 4:12-13 and states: 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Thank you for taking the time to read this.


 
 
 

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