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James Grady Fields | October 6th, 1915 - July 18th, 2014 98 Years

James Grady Fields, 98, died July 18, 2014 of congestive heart failure with his loving family at his side. He was born October 6, 1915 in Lakeland, FL. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corp and during World War II in the U.S. Navy. He retired from Buttercrust Bakery after 33 years. He was a faithful member of Trinity Church of God, a role model and admired by his family and all who knew him. Grady enjoyed gardening, fishing and his family. He was our hero, such a wonderful, gentle, Chri ... Read more

Deloris Maxine Grady | February 6th, 1926 - July 18th, 2014 88 Years

Deloris Maxine Grady, 86 Accountant Lakeland – Deloris Maxine Grady, 86, died of a stroke Friday, July 18, 2014 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Born February, 1926, in Elkhart, Indiana, she moved to Florida in 1970. In 1973, she started work as an accountant with the Department of Citrus. She retired in 1995 as Revenue Accountant. Deloris was a resident of Beacon Terrace, where she had been an active member of the Home Owners Association, serving on the board and as President for se ... Read more

John Thomas Cline | October 23rd, 1917 - July 17th, 2014 96 Years

John Thomas Cline, 96 Owner – JT Cline Citrus Mr. John Thomas Cline passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Highlands Lake Skilled Nursing Facility in Lakeland FL, due to natural causes. Tom Cline was born on October 23, 1917 in Arcadia, FL to Dr. and Mrs. R. L. Cline. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie. Survivors include stepsons John Hayes, George M. Hayes III, Stan Hayes, one daughter, Debbie (Gene) Hendry, and one grandson, Wiley Miles Hendry. Mr. Cline was a graduate ... Read more

George B. Asche | April 29th, 1936 - July 15th, 2014 78 Years

George Asche Obit George Burdette Asche, 78, of Lakeland, surrounded by his loving family, passed away on July 15, due to complications from cancer, following a courageous battle. Born April 29, 1936 to George and Josephine Asche in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, he grew up in Daytona Beach. George graduated from Daytona Beach Junior College and went on to attend The University of Florida where he majored in civil engineering and met his wife, Judy. The couple resided near Ocala where Geor ... Read more

Gloria M. Jarvis | November 5th, 1916 - July 14th, 2014 97 Years

Gloria M. Jarvis, 97 Homemaker Lakeland- Mrs. Gloria M. Jarvis died on July 14, 2014 at her home due to natural causes. She was born November 5, 1916 in Grainger, Ohio. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Mrs. Jarvis was predeceased by her husband of over 50 years, Russell C. Jarvis, son, Lawrence Jarvis and daughter, Laurel R. McGrath. Survivors include her sister, Jeanne Hough, N.Y., 5 grandchildren, Cathleen ... Read more

Ronald Lance | October 28th, 1939 - July 14th, 2014 74 Years

Ronald B. Lance RV Repairman Lakeland - Ronald Lance died on July 14, 2014 due to COPD. He was born on Oct. 28, 1939 in Flint, MI. The family moved to Lakeland in the 60’s. He served in the United States Army. He worked for Conibear RV Center as a recreational vehicle repairman for several years. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Shirley, son, Aaron Lance, daughter, Torinda Harris, grandson, David Harris, 3 granddaughters, Rebecea Cox, Sara Lance, Danielle Davis, 4 great grandchil ... Read more

Avon Mann Trask | August 25th, 1923 - July 14th, 2014 90 Years

Avon Mann ‘Bud’ Trask, 90 LAKELAND - Avon “Bud” M. Trask, 90, of Lakeland, passed away at Good Shepherd Hospice House from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Bud was born in Terra Ceia, Florida on August 25, 1923 to Beulah Perkins Trask and Robert Barnett Trask. The Trask family returned to their hometown of Lakeland a few years later. Bud’s grandmother was from the Mann family, true pioneers of Polk County who moved here in 1866 at the close of the Civil War. Bud’s grandfat ... Read more

Roger Alan James, Sr. | November 10th, 1940 - July 11th, 2014 73 Years

Roger Alan James, Sr., 74 Electronics Engineer Lakeland – Mr. Roger A. James, Sr., of Lakeland passed away on July 11, 2014 due to heart failure. He was 74 years old. Roger was born in San Diego, CA on November 10, 1940. He moved to Lakeland in 1941. He was an Electrician for Walt Disney World, retired after 20 years. He had worked in Electronics for Texas Instruments, RCA, Diebold, Motorola, Honeywell, Piper Aircraft, and Beech Aircraft. He was a Navy Veteran, D.J. for WLK in h ... Read more

Randy Veteto | April 8th, 1957 - July 11th, 2014 57 Years

Randy A Veteto, 57 Randy entered eternal life on July 11, after a 10-month battle with cancer. Originally from Monticello, IL, Randy and family moved around for many years before settling in Lakeland, FL in 1999. Known as “Pops” to his sons and grandchildren and “Ran” to his wife, Randy deeply treasured his family. He found his forever & always love in his hometown, and as a child chased her around the playground yelling “I’m gonna marry you!” And he did. 35 years he journeyed ... Read more

Mary E. Napoletan | September 5th, 1921 - July 11th, 2014 92 Years

Mary E. Napoletan, 92 Realtor Lakeland – Mary E. Napoletan passed away unexpectedly on July 11, 2014 due to natural causes. Mary was born on September 5, 1921, in Schenectady, NY. Mary is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Joseph A. Napoletan; sisters, Carmela Mirabile and Ann Catalfamo; brothers, Dominick and Anthony Catalfamo. She is survived by her children, Nada (Stephen) Rutka of Lakeland and Philip (Marianne) Napoletan; 3 grandsons, Joey, David, and Ben Napoletan of Al ... Read more

Faith Philpot | November 3rd, 1956 - July 11th, 2014 57 Years

Faith Philpot, 57 Executive Assistant at Saddle Creek Logistics Services Lakeland- Ms. Faith Philpot beloved mother, daughter, sister and friend entered heaven on July 11, 2014 due to complications from surgery at Shands Hospital. She was born November 3, 1956 in Orlando, Florida. She was a member of Highland Park Church of the Nazarene and was a dedicated employee to Watkins Motor Lines/FedEx for 33 years. She was an avid gardener, she loved spending time at the cabin in Murphy, N.C., fishi ... Read more

Richard Benton (Dick) Turnbull, Sr. | March 20th, 1934 - July 1st, 2014 80 Years

Lakeland- Dick Turnbull died on July 1, 2014 at Lakeland Hospice House of complications from cancer. He was born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania on March 20, 1934 to Clara Howard Turnbull and Thomas Turnbull III. He was the youngest of three children, and as a youth enjoyed spending his summers in the Adirondacks swimming, hiking and boating. Dick attended prep school at Ridley College in St. Catharine’s, Ontario and the Mount Hermon School in Gill, Massachusetts. Dick loved music and sang his en ... Read more

Herman Christ Templin | January 8th, 1927 - June 30th, 2014 87 Years

Herman Christ Templin of Lakeland passed away peacefully on June 30th, 2014. He was the first of three children born in Lakeland on January 8, 1927 to John and Hedwig Templin. Herman is survived by his two sons, Jon H. Templin of Keystone Heights, Florida, H. Scott Templin of Austin, Texas and his wife Tammy Templin; one grandchild, Seth Templin, along with several generations of nieces and nephews. Herman is preceded in death by his loving and devoted wife of 60 years, Lenora Smith Templin. ... Read more

Carl P. Jensen, Jr. | November 7th, 1925 - June 27th, 2014 88 Years

CARL P. JENSEN JR., 88 LAKELAND - Carl P. Jensen Jr. of Lakeland passed away at his home from natural causes on Friday June 27, 2014. He was 88. He was born on Nov. 7 1925 in Sanborn, NY. He was preceded in death by his parents Carl P. & Eria Jensen. Carl graduated from LaSalle High School, Niagara Falls in 1946. He was drafted out of high school in 1944 to serve in the US Army as a member of the 66th Division. He was honorably discharged from service in late 1944. After Wo ... Read more

 
 

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Noi Vorasane Pinheiro
June 28th, 1967 - October 30th, 2012 45 Years

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Noi Vorasane Pinheiro born on June 28, 1967 to Siphanh and Somchanh Vorasane passed in peace on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Pete. She is survived by 2 daughters Cecillia Barr and Ciera Pinheiro, son Tyler Pinheiro, 3 brothers Bounleth Vorasane, Phouthasin Vorasane, and Sousana Vorasane and 2 sisters Aly Wesche and Nong Cavender.
Noi was born in Laung Prabang, Laos and moved to the States in 1979. She spent her childhood years in Bartow. She attended Bartow High School.
Noi loved life and lived it fully with vigor and compassion. She brought smiles to faces and laughter to hearts. Being a hair stylist, you would often find her happily giving hair cuts to fam... Read more

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CINDY MASTOS on March 25th, 2013 - 2:51 pm said:
So sorry,I wish I would have known and been there for you.You will always be missed and your family will be in my prayers.RIP my dear friend.

Soy on January 31st, 2013 - 3:36 pm said:
My dearest euy Noi, you will never be forgotten.

Cecillia Barr on January 17th, 2013 - 3:41 pm said:
I love you, Mommy

Rita Ledlie on January 8th, 2013 - 8:59 am said:
Noi was a special lady. I will miss her always. To her children that she always talked about, my thoughts and prayers are with you. RIP

Lisa Barnes on November 6th, 2012 - 7:55 pm said:
I only knew her casually at work. However she was a beautiful girl with a beautiful smile. Her style and vibrant personality will be missed by all. My deepest sympathy to her family and friends.

Isabel Perdigao on November 4th, 2012 - 8:30 pm said:
To the Pinheiro family my condolences to you all on the loss of a beautiful mom you have.To Scott so very sorry for your loss.To you all may you find closer by never forgetting the memories and all the laughter and love you all shared.Noi was someone i met 9 years ago after i moved from N.J.I shared many stories with her.She always spoke about her children with so much love and pride.I will never forget Noi and her beautiful smile.Noi may you forever R.I.P.


 

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Joy Hamilton Clark
March 28th, 1927 - October 27th, 2012 85 Years

Joy Hamilton Clark, 85

Lakeland- Joy H. Clark, 85, of Lakeland, FL, died on October 27, 2012, of heart failure. She was born on March 28, 1927, in Evanston, IL, to Eugene H. and Margaret F. Hamilton, but resided most of her life in Lakeland. She was a retired R.N. Mrs. Clark is survived by her husband of 61 years, Harry S. Clark; daughter Kathryn (J. Michael Brand) of Ft. Meade, son Jeffrey (Stephanie) of Lakeland, and daughter Joan of St. Cloud. Daughter Judith Johnson preceded her in death. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 8:30 am on Wednesday, October 31st, 2012, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, with interment following at Oak Hill Burial Park.

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Amanda Jeanne on October 30th, 2012 - 7:34 am said:
I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your wife, Joy. When sad times like these arise, I find it comforting to reflect on cherished memories and Bible promises of the hope God holds out for our dead loved ones. For instance, what Jesus says in John 5: 28, 29 gives us something to look forward to. \"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, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.\" And Revelation 21:4 is so encouraging also. \"And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” I hope these verses bring as much comfort to you and yours as they have to my family. With Deepest Sympathy, Amanda Jeanne

Robert and Lisa rich on October 30th, 2012 - 7:02 am said:
I can't tell you how much Mrs. Clark will be missed. I remember when we moved "next door" 35 years ago and they welcomed us. We were a young married couple back then and they have helped us out in many ways over the years providing guidance and help whenever asked. Mrs. Clark used to walk the block with me when I was pregnant with my first born who ironically turned 33 the day she passed away! She was always there to help with skinned knees and lots of LOVE! The neighborhood will miss you very much! The Lord has another angel in heaven !


 

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Virginia Witten Addison
May 26th, 1924 - October 24th, 2012 88 Years

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Virginia Witten Addison

Virginia Addison, 88, passed away on Oct. 24, 2012 of heart failure in Lakeland, Florida.
She was preceded in death by and her son, Larry Addison.

Left to cherish her memories are her husband of 69 years Warren G. Addison, son Richard Addison (Violet), daughters Edye White (Richard), Kaye Coe (Steve), Nancy Andersen (Peter), Alice Augustyn (Larry), 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, sisters Alice Seagle and Joyce Gardner.

Visitation will be held 3:00 -5:00 pm Oct. 31 at Heath Funeral Chapel, and a memorial service at 2:00 pm Nov. 1 in the Chapel at Florida Presbyterian Homes, followed by interment in Marengo, Ohio. ... Read more

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Betty n Jim Tolan on November 2nd, 2012 - 2:40 pm said:
We met Jenny n Warren at Larry n Alice\'s lovely home. We only met in person one time but chatted many times on the phone. Jenny was such a help with my many quilting problems. She will be missed.

Chris Day on behalf of Nancy's colleagues at GSK on November 1st, 2012 - 4:49 am said:
Dear Nancy, Peter and family ....We are sorry for the sad loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead.

Todd & Cyndi Pokrywa on October 30th, 2012 - 9:09 am said:
We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this very difficult time.

Lanty, Louise, Mona and Aaron on October 29th, 2012 - 10:18 am said:
Maw Maw was a very special lady--A wonderful sitter for Mona and Aaron--Always there for us no matter the circumstances. We have many fond memories and will miss her greatly. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Addison Family.

Bob and Bev Rodegast on October 29th, 2012 - 10:16 am said:
Dear Peter and Nancy and family....We are very sorry for the loss of your mother, grandmother. Cherish your memories always. May God comfort you during this time of sorrow. Much love....Bobby and Bev

Christy Seagle on October 29th, 2012 - 9:57 am said:
I never got to know you as well as I wanted, but you taught me so much. I already miss you and I love you so much Aunt Jenny. I know you're having fun in Heaven.

Mike and Eileen Watts on October 28th, 2012 - 12:11 pm said:
We\'re praying for you and your family at this time of loss. So sorry to hear of Jenny\'s passing.

Randy and Bobbi(Addison) Hurst on October 27th, 2012 - 2:04 pm said:
We loved Ginny and even though we hadn\'t seen her in some time we\'ll still miss her. She was such a sweet and thoughtful lady-when my mother (Gerthel Linkous) had surgery in NC she sat with me at the hospital through each time and took supper to her when she was recuperating-not many people would have been so caring. Warren and Ginny are both very dear to me. Bobbi


 

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Gloria Wood
July 24th, 1939 - October 23rd, 2012 73 Years

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Gloria B. Wood, 73


Lakeland: Gloria B. Wood, 73, of Lakeland, died October 23, 2012 from heart failure. She was born on July 24, 1939 in Salem, IL. Gloria was very well known and friends to many people in the AA community and helped many people find sobriety and lead a happy life. She loved her work as a Therapist, Counselor, and as a friend to others. She will truly be missed by all her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her first husband Larry Wood; her parents Herman and Patricia Behnke; Survived by husband Melvin Harris; several nieces, nephews, aunts, and cousins; 1 step-son Kevin Harris(Marlo) of Mississippi, and 1 step-daughter Kristie Herzberg(Tim) of Highland, IL;... Read more

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Laura Bengelsdorf on October 27th, 2012 - 8:42 pm said:
Gloria and I met as children at Salem Lutheran Church. She was a sweet person and will be missed. Duke, you and your family are in my prayers.

Danny Himmelberg on October 26th, 2012 - 4:12 pm said:
Gloria, It has been nice to reconnect after all these years.. I hope you knew that. I last saw you when I was in high school probably in the late 1970\'s. We reconnect ed thanks to your call after dad died and facebook in 2009, It was fun to relive the old days and I thank God I got one more chance to talk to you as an adult. I wish we had more time to get reacquainted. It had been 28 years. Just goes to show you can\'t put things off.. you got to do it today because there may be no tomorrow. R.I.P. Aunt Gloria,,,tell Uncle Larry how much we miss him.

Amanda Jeanne on October 26th, 2012 - 11:46 am said:
I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your wife, Gloria. During difficult times such as this, I find it comforting to reflect on happy memories and Bible promises. Here are a couple verses that I find most comforting. Revelation 21:4,"And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Psalm 34: 18,"Jehovah is near to those that are broken at heart; And those who are crushed in spirit he saves" I hope these verses bring you some comfort during this trying time. With Deepest Sympathy


 

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Ellie Hartog
May 4th, 1931 - October 21st, 2012 81 Years

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Dr. Ellie Maria Hartog, 81
Physician
Lakeland - Dr. Ellie Maria Hartog died on October 21, 2012 at her home in Lakeland at the age of 81 due to cancer. She was a physician.
She was born May 4, 1931, in Haarlem, the Netherlands. In 1951, the Hartog family moved to Aruba, Dutch West Indies. After working as a teacher and elementary school principal in Aruba, she came to the US in 1958 to further her education, and graduated from the University of Miami, School of Medicine in June 1964, one of only five women in the graduating class.
She finished her residency in Obstetrics/Gynecology at the University of Miami School of Medicine in June 1969. She was Chief of OB/GYN department at Polk G... Read more

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Food For The Poor, Inc. on November 14th, 2012 - 10:24 am said:
On behalf of Food For The Poor, Inc., we extend our condolences and deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Dr. Ellie M. Hartog, who was a true friend of ours and of the poor whom we serve. Ellie’s support has brought life-saving help and hope to the poorest of the poor, which is a legacy to be honored, and which continues to make a difference. We pray for God's peace and comfort to be with Ellie’s loved ones during this time of separation. Sincerely, The Planned Giving Department, FFP, www.foodforthepoor.com/plannedgiving

Terry and Dick Hussey on November 7th, 2012 - 4:40 pm said:
We were so sorry to hear of Ellie's death. She fought a long hard battle with her cancer and it's good that she will suffer no more. We send our love and prayers to you,Joke, and to all your family. May God grant you support and comfort at this time. Love, Terry and Dick

Paige McCraney on October 28th, 2012 - 10:59 am said:
My mom, Laurie,worked with Dr Ellie at Polk General so I had the privilege of growing up with her influence and love. I remember Christmas\'.....first trip to Disney....and appreciated the friendship she had with my mom. Dr. Ellie wrote on my slate as a child and her warmth is still with me today. In the last few years....she and my mom were able to reconnect and Dr. Ellie has been a huge help to my mom and comfort to me. God bless her family.....she will always be remembered for her kind soul.

Gene and Rita Jones on October 26th, 2012 - 2:02 pm said:
We share your loss as Ellie was a treasured friend. We will certainly miss her. Having lost several family members to cancer, we will continue to contribute to research and hopefully a cure will be found before more outstanding souls are lost to this world. Our most sincere condolences go out to the family.

Judey Striz on October 25th, 2012 - 7:47 pm said:
Dr. Hartog will always hold a special place in my heart. She was an extra ordinary physician and I was very blessed to have her deliver my first son. She will always be remembered in my prayers. May God comfort the family at this very difficult time.

AIDEE AND SAMUEL SERRANO on October 25th, 2012 - 5:43 pm said:
MY CONDOLENCE TO THE HARTOG FAMILY IN THIS MOMENT AND THE HOLY SPIRIT BE WITH ALL OF YOU REST IN PEACE ELLIE.I SEE YOU IN THE MORNING WHEN THE RESURRECTION COMING TO ALL THE SAINT IN GOD.

Nancy Bick on October 24th, 2012 - 8:05 pm said:
I am very sorry for the loss of Dr. Hargot's family. May God give you all the strength to cope with this loss.

Kathy G. Sullivan RN on October 24th, 2012 - 7:15 pm said:
I never met Dr. Hartog personally, but I feel as if I knew her. For the last 35 years I have heard only wonderful things about her.I now volunteer at Options for Women and feel her influence every day I am there. I know she rests in Our Savior\'s arms and is no longer suffering. She was certainly an angel here on earth. She will be missed terribly. May God,Our Father, bring you comfort and peace . We have certainly had a tremendous loss with her death. I feel confident she will be awaiting all of us when we make it to heaven. God bless you all. Remember, she is at rest and experiencing total joy

Clifton C. Wheeler, MD on October 24th, 2012 - 5:16 pm said:
As a colleague of Ellie\'s , I had the extreme pleasure of several years of working with this fine lady and excellent physician. She touched the lives of many professionally and socially and in a very positive way. She fought a hard battle these last years. She will be sorely missed and she will leave fond memories for those of us who were blessed by knowing her. She resides in a far better existence now and without the illness that plagued her.

Freda Hancock on October 24th, 2012 - 3:42 pm said:
What a human being! Dr. Hartog will be missed for all that she has contributed her life too. Most of all her loving family & friends will miss her dearly. May God give you what you need and what your desire as a way of support. My deepest sympathy.

Amanda Jeanne on October 24th, 2012 - 1:14 pm said:
I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Dr. Hartog. During difficult times such as this it is comforting to reflect on the Bible\'s hope of the resurrection of our dead loved ones. Jesus said in John 5: 28, 29, \"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, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.\" He also said in Acts 24:15, \"and I have hope toward God, which hope these [men] themselves also entertain, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.\" I hope these verses bring as much comfort to you and your family as they have to mine. With Deepest Sympathy

Jessica Anne Wheeler on October 24th, 2012 - 10:57 am said:
Dr. Hartog delivered me and made my mother's first time giving birth a safe, happy, and encouraging environment. It is inspiring to read about her many accomplishments, and she will be remembered for them by the many people she helped bring into the world.

Susan Goad on October 24th, 2012 - 10:20 am said:
When my mother was in hospice care for cancer, we were thrilled that Ellie was our volunteer as we had both been her patients. Even as she battled her own cancer, she brought cheer to my mother and to me. She was as devoted a friend as she was a Dr. and she will be sorely missed. My love goes out to her family, especially Joke' who cared so lovingly for her sister until the end.

Karen Wilson on October 24th, 2012 - 6:52 am said:
Ellie made the world a better place for so many, but was always humble in her giving and service to God. She lived a beautiful life and I am blessed to have been a part of it. The angels were surely rejoicing as God called her home to heaven, but she will be missed here. My deepest sympathy goes out to her family and friends.

Rick and Maryanne Stevens on October 23rd, 2012 - 12:59 pm said:
Ellie Hartog was a kind, caring, skilled and prayerful doctor. She saw our family through joy and sadness with a tenderness and genuine concern that is truly extraordinary. We love, admire and will dearly miss our doctor and our friend.


 

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Stephen Earl Cox, Jr.
November 26th, 1937 - October 17th, 2012 74 Years

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Stephen Earl Cox, Jr. 74
Retired United States Air Force

Lakeland- Mr. Steve Cox passed away on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 of heart failure.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years Connie Cox and son Stephen.
Mr. Cox was born in Camilla, GA on November 26, 1937.
He was preceded in death by both parents Steve and Hilda Cox and his sister, Barbara Hammonds.
Steve was a retired veteran of the Air Force and later retired from the City of Lakeland.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, reading, crossword puzzles, video poker and trips in the motor home.
He was a supporter of St. Judes and The American Cancer Society.
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Rick and Maryanne Stevens on October 23rd, 2012 - 1:02 pm said:
We always loved to see Steve and Sassy as they strolled the neighborhood. We will miss our chats. We are so sorry for the family's loss and please know that Steven and his family are in our prayers.

JobethBard on October 23rd, 2012 - 9:48 am said:
Dear cousin Connie and family, There are no words that can really express how sorry I am for your loss. Your family will be there to help you with what ever you need. Jobeth

Janet Hughes Franson on October 23rd, 2012 - 9:07 am said:
When I started at LPD in 1979 as a dispatcher, Steve was a dispatcher there. He was very patient with a kid that couldn't type! Beides the fact he was a very GOOD dispatcher and always knew where his troops were, he was also very funny and kept the Comm Center laughing. No doubt Steve is now beside St. Michael, riding herd over his angels...

Bill & Judy Helriggle on October 23rd, 2012 - 6:27 am said:
Steve & Family - Our sympathy to you and your family members. We hope your beautiful memories will get you through this difficult time.

Nannette Lee on October 21st, 2012 - 9:41 pm said:
Please accept my sympathy at this sad time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Margie & Chet VanLue on October 19th, 2012 - 7:44 pm said:
Connie, Our thoughts & prayers go out to you & your son.


 

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Evelyn T. McAnally
February 26th, 1931 - October 17th, 2012 81 Years

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Evelyn Thomas McAnally, 81
Registered Nurse
Evelyn was born on February 26, 1931 in Trenton, FL and passed to her eternal rest on October 17, 2012 from Lakeland, FL. She was graduated from Gainesville High School in 1948 and from Alachua School of Nursing in 1951.
A Registered Nurse for 43 years, she practiced nursing in Washington, D.C.,
Philadelphia, Detroit, Alabama, Tennessee, and Florida. As the instructor for the LPN classes at the Vocational Technical School in Pulaski, TN, it was her pleasure to train many health care workers who remain active today.
Upon returning to Florida in 1979 she entered the burgeoning field of Home Health Care
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Kevin Dillon on October 24th, 2012 - 9:33 am said:
Dear Everette and Eddie, My sincerest sympathy to both of you and to your family in the loss of your dear Mother. I know your grief, because my Mother also passed away at 81, and was a faithful Christian and a minister's wife. Nevertheless, your memories will be sweet and your hope for her is great in Christ. You are in my prayers. Barbara loved Evelyn. We hope you will take great comfort in the fact that she lived her life well. Sincerely, Kevin Dillon 412 Lewis Ave. Florence, AL 35630


 

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Joe Potter
July 27th, 1923 - October 16th, 2012 89 Years

Joe Potter, 89
Franklin Electric


Lakeland: Joe Potter, 89, of Lakeland, died October 16, 2012 from natural causes. Joe was born on July 27, 1923 in Clinton, Oklahoma. He was married to Eleanor (Grym) Potter at Fort Wayne, Indiana on September 29, 1946. He was employed by Uniroyal in Fort Wayne for eleven years as a product controller. He also worked for Franklin Electric company in Bluffton, Indiana for twenty three years as a product controller and foreman. He served on the Board of Directors of a sheltered workshop in Adams and Wells counties in Indiana for six years, the last two years as President. Mr. Potter was a member of the Lake Morton Methodist Church. Mr. Potter was a vetera... Read more

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George Hunt
September 11th, 1918 - October 15th, 2012 94 Years

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George Laird Hunt, D.D., 94
Presbyterian Minister

Lakeland - Dr. George Laird Hunt, retired Presbyterian minister, died on October 15, 2012 in Lakeland, Florida. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on September 11, 1918. He earned his A.B from Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee in 1940; his B.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey in 1943 and was honored with a doctor of divinity degree by Maryville College in 1958. He was ordained in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. in 1943.
George Hunt married Mary Alice Minear in 1943. They had three children, Laurence Hunt of Lakeland, Florida, Bruce Hunt of Dover, Delaware, and Marcia Beth Hunt of Montclair, New Jer... Read more

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Melanie Long on July 3rd, 2014 - 11:37 am said:
Dr Hunt was my minister and Marcia Beth was my best friend from the time I was 6 years old, until we moved away from New Jersey. I have many pleasant memories of spending time at Fanwood Presbyterian Church and their home on King Street. Love and condolences to the family.

Carolyn Wood Meyers on October 23rd, 2012 - 10:10 am said:
George was my first minister and mentor in Wilmington, DE in 1943 when I was in Junior High School. He had a major influence on me as a youth and I carried his example of loving and caring through to our children and grandchildren. He was loved by so many. My warmest sympathy to all the family. God Bless! Carolyn Wood Meyers


 

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John W. Gilman
December 24th, 1932 - October 14th, 2012 79 Years

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John W. Gilman 79
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Lake Wales -Mr. John Wayne Gilman 79, formerly of Lakeland passed away Sunday, October 14, 2012 of heart failure. He was born on December 24, 1932 in Fort Madison, Iowa to the late Helen and George Gilman. The family moved to Lake Wales in the late 1940’s where he graduated from Lake Wales HS. John attended both Georgia Tech and Marquette Universities and married his high school sweetheart Joyce in 1953.
In 1966 they relocated to the Lakeland area where he later became general manager for radio stations WONN and WPCV. In the early 1980’s John and his wife established Gilman Real Estate Company where he retired after 30 years. John holds several pat... Read more

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Hal Paul on October 17th, 2012 - 2:44 pm said:
I first met John Gilman in September 1973 soon after my family moved to Lakeland and I went to work at radio station WQPD. That position did not last long but a chance meeting with the late Pat Morgan brought me to WONN for a sales opening and an interview with John Gilman. John was immediately warm and friendly and he and the late Jay Kuppers hired me to work in sales with some copy writing, production and wonderful on air remote broadcasts. A few days after I accepted the position, I was invited to attend a Saturday sales meeting and, according to John, a chance to meet the boss. Unaware of whom that "boss" might be, I stood with the staff in the lobby and directed to a painting of Joe Garagiola. In a few words, John suggested, \"that is the boss,\" as he pointed to the painting! John\'s office was always open and his advice helpful. I worked with many wonderful staffers, in addition to Pat and Jay, namely, Buddy Penn, Dan Sanborn, Marge Bedgood, Arch Abernathy,Ross McVicker, Eddie Glover and Al Wendt. A few months after I began my career with the station, John and Joe were instrumental in acquiring WPCV where I also contributed to advertising sales. Before year\'s end John had a falling out with Joe Garagiola and he moved on to Melbourne and I was appointed sales manager of WPCV. I would see John and Joyce Gilman at various functions when he was running a very successful real estate business. Our relationship was always friendly and I would often stop and talk with him about our families. As my career progressed we kept in touch with many stories of those early days in radio when each station was separately owned and the broadcast and advertising communities and their staffers convened and shared lasting and impressionable stories. It was a pleasure to have known and worked with John W. Gilman, a true gentleman! Hal Paul, October 17, 2012

Denise on October 16th, 2012 - 9:11 pm said:
We've known Mr Gilman since about 2004 when we started leasing one of the offices he was managing. He and Mrs Gilman were so very sweet and two peas in a pod. He always had a smile on his face and was right there if we had any problems. Our hearts go out to you girls and the rest of the family. I'm sure that there are many cherished memories that will be stirred up and shared that will hopefully bring a smile to your faces and comfort you in the difficult days ahead. Just know he will be missed by us girls at MedCom.

Herbert and Evelyn Hattaway. Class of 51. on October 16th, 2012 - 6:34 pm said:
We are so sorry to hear about John. It was so good to see John last year at the class reunion. Our prayers will be with the family at this sad time.

Herman Winstead on October 16th, 2012 - 5:19 am said:
I worked with John or for him many years. He was always full of vip vem and viger. He asked me to go to work for him in Melbourne Fl back in the 70's for radio station WMMB and that was quite an enjoyable time. Best of wishes for the family. Wish I could be there for the service. But always best of Luck to you "good old Uncle John", I'll always remem the good old days.

Mary Ann Gilman Hartzell Curran on October 15th, 2012 - 1:54 pm said:
Uncle John's laughter could fill a room. He was always a kind, gentle and sensitive soul. When I became a widow at a young age, his words of condolence still ring in my ears. His collection of clocks was unique and the huge, wooden bar in the home he shared with my aunt remains in my memory. His blue eyes had a Santa Claus twinkle in them that lasted way past Christmas. He must have been an awesome father to his two daughters. I suspect he loved equally the assignment of "Grampa" to his two grandchildren. I think my Uncle John will live on in stories told about him. I am sure his long presence in the community wove many good tales that people will share with each other. I wish for his family much peace as they mourn his passing. I believe he would rather his family dance then cry because he once again is with his beloved Joyce. At my aunt Ruth's eightieth Birthday Party, with tears in his eyes, he answered my question about how he was. "I miss my sweetheart" were his words back to me. Well now, he does not have to miss her anymore.


 
 
 

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