Dorothy "Dottie" W. Collins
January 21st, 1923 - January 7th, 2014 90 Years
Dorothy “Dottie” W. Collins, 90
Lakeland – “Dottie” was born in 1923 and passed on January 07, 2014 of natural causes. She lived in Zanesville, Ohio until she left for Duke University where she graduated in 1944 with a degree in Economics. Dottie married Dr. John P. Collins in 1946, and they moved to Lakeland in 1955 where they raised their family. Dottie was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church where she served as a Deacon, was an active volunteer in the community, a member of the Junior League where she served as President, an avid tennis player and devoted mother, wife, grandmother, and great grandmother.
Dottie is survived by her four children, Janet, Linda, Na... Read more
Nicole N. on January 23rd, 2014 - 8:14 pm said:
So sorry to hear of your loss. I have so many memories of my short time with Dottie. Love to you all.
Nancye Thornberry on January 11th, 2014 - 8:29 pm said:
Dottie was one of my most favorite people in all of Lakeland. We shared many happy times together and I will always treasure the memories. Love to all of the family.
Pamela Smith Whittaker on January 9th, 2014 - 8:16 am said:
Nancy I am sorry to hear about your loss. Your Mom was a true Lady! Your Family is in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest sympathy........
Chuck Ross on January 8th, 2014 - 3:12 pm said:
We are saddened to hear of your loss & pray the memories of all the good times together will help you through this most difficult period. Our thoughts & prayers are with the entire Collins family.
Larry Durrence on January 8th, 2014 - 1:22 pm said:
Connie and I extend our condolences. Your mother contributed so much to so many worthy groups and causes during her life. She will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Susan Knapp Larson on January 8th, 2014 - 8:41 am said:
I am so very sorry for your loss. I came to know your mother as she and my mother shared a room at Highlands Lake Center. I enjoyed seeing her each time I visited there. You, Miss Dottie and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Christine Thompson Broughton
November 22nd, 1926 - January 6th, 2014 87 Years
Christine Thompson Broughton, 87, went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 6, in Lakeland, due to heart failure.
Born in Graniteville, South Carolina, Mrs. Broughton moved to Augusta, Georgia, at age 6, and resided there until 2007. She was a beloved leader of her home church, Crawford Avenue Baptist, where she was a member for more than 75 years. Mrs. Broughton met her late husband, Eddie H. Broughton, in Augusta, and when he passed away in 2009 they had been married for 62 years.
Mrs. Broughton was preceded in death by her parents, Claude Dwight and Ida Ruth Thompson, and her husband, Eddie. She is survived by her daughter, Dr. Anne Kerr, her son-in-law, Dr. Roy Kerr, and her grand... Read more
Doug and Amy Wimberly on January 10th, 2014 - 6:53 pm said:
Ann and family. Please know that we love you and will pray for God to comfort you as honor your mother\'s life. We are sad to hear of her passing. Lots of Love Doug and Amy
Doug and Amy Wimberly on January 10th, 2014 - 6:49 pm said:
Ann and Family, so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Please know that we are thinking of you and your family as you celebrate the life of your mother. We pray that God comforts you and your family during this time of your mothers passing. We love you . Doug and Amy.
Larry Durrence on January 8th, 2014 - 1:19 pm said:
Ann, Connie and I send sincere condolences to you and your family, as well as your mother\'s siblings. We understand how painful it is to lose a parent who has always been a part of your life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Marilyn Hancock on January 8th, 2014 - 6:37 am said:
I was shocked to read about the passing of Michelle. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Michelle Ashlee Goldman-Griffith
November 25th, 1985 - January 4th, 2014 28 Years
Michelle Ashlee Goldman-Griffith, 28
Lakeland – Michelle Ashlee Goldman-Griffith, 28, was born November 25, 1985 and passed away on January 4, 2014 due to cardiac arrest.
She was a loving daughter and mother.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Dave Griffith, her daughter, Ciera Melody Goldman, her mother, Eileen “Lee” Whitt (Jerrold) and father, David C. Goldman.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2014 from 6-8pm at Heath Funeral Chapel with a service to be held on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11am.
Memorials may be made to Hope Now at www.hopenowfl.org.
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Jennifer Heckler on January 28th, 2014 - 8:29 pm said:
Michelle was my best friend. I know that she is here with us, every day and night, guiding us. I\'ll always love you Michelle. I\'ll see you soon one day. I love you.
James Bozeman on January 9th, 2014 - 5:49 am said:
Her bright smile will be missed, but will always be a bright spot in Heaven.
Cheryl D. on January 8th, 2014 - 9:19 am said:
I am so sorry for the loss of your dear Michelle. May family and friends bring you comfort along with the Holy Scriptures. Dan.12:2 and Isaiah 26:19 assure us that those who have passed away have the wonderful prospect of living again, at a time when God will have removed all sickness, pain, and even death from the earth forever! (Isa.33:24; 25:8; Ps.37:11,29) May these verses help to give you each a measure of comfort, hope and peace.
C. Frank Scott
July 7th, 1916 - January 3rd, 2014 97 Years
C. Frank Scott, 97
Lakeland: Clarence Frank Scott, 97, retired Lakeland banker, died at home of natural causes on Friday January 3, 2014.
A native of Alabama, Frank was born on July 7, 1916, son of B.E. & Maud Lee Kelly Scott of Prattville.
After World War II, he moved to Lakeland from Charleston, S.C.
All of his life, Frank was active in the Methodist Church. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Home Builders Sunday School Class and a former longtime member of College Heights United Methodist Church, where he served on the Board of Stewards, as Lay Leader and Chairman of the Finance Committee for many years. He was also active in the Cub Scouting program.
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Susan Pyeatt on January 6th, 2014 - 3:49 pm said:
So sorry to hear about your dad, Scott. You and your family are in my prayers. Susan Pyeatt
Greg Selvidge on January 6th, 2014 - 3:10 pm said:
John, Cheryl, Joe, & Josh, So sorry about your dad John. I just got the news. 97, wow! I would have been at the service had I opened Carolyn\'s email sooner. Hope your mom\'s doing well. Take care.
Therese Ross Arrington on January 6th, 2014 - 12:26 pm said:
John and family - I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Kathryn Kasprzak on January 6th, 2014 - 8:29 am said:
Sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers today.
Dennis & Susan Hice on January 6th, 2014 - 4:46 am said:
You\'re in our prayers.
Tracy(Montgomery) and Mark Beldon on January 5th, 2014 - 3:14 pm said:
We just wanted to offer our sincere condolences to everyone for the loss of Uncle Frank. We so appreciated him keeping up all the family genealogy and sending the information to my Mom(Edna Montgomery) and everyone in the family. I know he will be dearly missed by everyone. Love, Tracy(Montgomery) and Mark Beldon
W. Clinton Wallace
August 18th, 1950 - January 2nd, 2014 63 Years
W.Clinton Wallace, 63
William Clinton Wallace, great father, husband and a counselor to many, passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2014.
First and foremost in Clint’s life was his wife Leslie G. Wallace (deceased) who was loved by all who knew her and their two sons, Clinton G. Wallace and Chad M. Wallace.
Clint was born on August 18, 1950 in Lakeland, Florida. He attended the University of Alabama, graduating in 1972 and the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, graduating with honors in 1975.
Lucky for him and especially for his sons, he met Leslie during his freshman year at the University of Alabama. During law school he drove h... Read more
Thomas p Anderson (Tom) on September 26th, 2014 - 6:04 am said:
Clint was my roommate for our first 2 years of law school and also a fraternity brother at Alabama. We shared great times in law school, as those first years bond you. I am sorry to hear of his death, a classmate got the news to me as she had read of it. Know that Clint's entire family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Debbie Green and Angie Mug N' Brush on January 30th, 2014 - 1:50 pm said:
I was so sorry to learn of Clint\'s passing. I knew your father since 1978 in Orlando, I cut his hair every 3 weeks for the past 35 years. He was a friend and good client. I will miss him. My sincere sympathy to his Family
Dale Morgan on January 15th, 2014 - 7:55 am said:
I knew your father well as an attorney from Orlando who was usually on the opposite side from him. He was overly kind to me. Once when I complained that Lakeland had no great homes he took me into the area where George Jenkins lived, and around some canals. The place was very beautiful. Why he took the time to do this I don\\\'t know but it probably had to do with his love of Lakeland. He was a very good lawyer and staunch opponent . So sorry to hear he is gone. He talked to me once for a fairly long time about his wife being diagnosed with cancer. He was a good man.
Jim, Linda, Mar and Kaia Magnusen on January 12th, 2014 - 2:02 pm said:
Our deepest sympathies to all of you. So sorry to learn of Clint\'s passing. Our family has nothing but pleasant memories from scouting to simply being helpful whenever asked. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Melody Muir on January 9th, 2014 - 8:46 pm said:
I was so saddened to hear about my friend Clint going to God. He was such a great part of a group of us that met up at Bonefish Grill, after all of our divorces . We had great times, and great friendships, and memories that will remain warm in our hearts forever! He was also one of THE best supporters of my \"causes\"! He, and Linda, were awesome supporters in my mission for the SPCA! I could never thank them enough for their help! The greatest tribute to a person is to never forget them. And Clint Wallace, you will never be forgotten! Tell God Hi, And enjoy reuniting with Leslie! RIP!
Don Renfranz on January 9th, 2014 - 4:20 pm said:
Clint was part of the old neighborhood gang of kids that grew up around Edgewood and Cleveland Heights. Coventry was a beautiful street to grow up on. A good guy, a good Scout. Clint grew up with challenges and faced them all.
Diane Weeks on January 6th, 2014 - 6:30 pm said:
So very sorry for your loss Chad. My sincere sympathy to you and your family.
Susan Pyeatt on January 6th, 2014 - 3:52 pm said:
I work in the same building where Mr. Wallace had his office. He was always very sweet and kind. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Susan Pyeatt
Kasey Wagner on January 6th, 2014 - 8:42 am said:
I have too many lovely memories to share just one and there isn\'t enough room to share them all. May peace be with you, Mr. Wallace. And to Clint and Chad, sending all my love.
Mary King Mygatt on January 5th, 2014 - 12:35 pm said:
Clint and Chad- Linda called me to tell me of your Dad\'s passing. It made me very sad, considering that he gave me a job when I was uneducated and very much in need a job. I will never forget him taking the office staff to the Webster Flea Market in a limo! He gave each of us $100 and said we had to spend it all . I was just telling my son Peter about it the other day. as we passed through Webster from Ocala. Peter was saddened as well. I was very involved in the first 3 Margarita Balls, Clint, was inspired by bring this worthy cause to Lakeland. Many will miss him. My condolences.
Nancy Simmons on January 5th, 2014 - 11:57 am said:
One Sunday morning in 1997 my doberman got loose, tore down my driveway into Cleveland Heights where she was hit by a car. The dog was screaming in pain and the people in the car that hit her were elderly and unable to help me at all. Clint came along and immediately took charge. He called Dr Houghton to come get the dog, reassured the folks in the car and stayed with me until the vet came. I had never met Clint before, though I knew his mother. He rescued me that day and I\'ve always been grateful!
October 1st, 1926 - January 2nd, 2014 87 Years
Margaret Smith, 87
Lakeland: Margaret Smith, 87, of Lakeland, died on January 2, 2014 from cancer. She was born on October 1, 1926 in Brownsville, Pennsylvania. Margaret enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She also loved to cook and travel, and loved her plants and flowers. She was a loving mom, grandmother, and friend and will be deeply missed. She was preceded in death by her husband Edwin Lewis Smith; Survived by her children; daughters Margo (Buddy) Insley, Cynthia (Dave) Weber and son Wayne (Bonnie) Smith. 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. ... Read more
Dara Smith on January 8th, 2014 - 2:00 pm said:
Cindy and family, I\'m so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this time.
Laurie St George Lucas on January 6th, 2014 - 12:37 pm said:
Cindy, I am so very sorry for your loss. I have tried to locate you many times . I recall coming to your house as a child & your Mom was always so sweet. God bless you during this tough time. Tim & Laurie
Donnie Mills on January 5th, 2014 - 1:03 pm said:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Your Mom was such a lovely person.... a true lady. She was so special to my Dad, Jack Godbold. I know she will be missed by family and all the neighbors around her.
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April 9th, 1928 - January 1st, 2014 85 Years
PATRICIA M ROBINSON 85
MEDIA SPECIALIST / TEACHER
Pat passed away peacefully April 9, 2014 due to natural causes. Born on Dec. 25, 1928, in Carmel, Maine. She was the daughter of Clarence and Kathryn Robinson. She moved to Lakeland in 1956 continuing her teaching career. She was a dedicated professional and designed the library at Southwest Elementary which bears her name. Pat led an active life participating in a variety of organizations including the Lakeland Symphony Orchestra, Lakeland Little Theater, Delta Kappa Gamma, antique , book, bridge and birthday clubs. Survived by her sister Sue, nieces, Alana and Samara and families. She is also survived by her loving “Florida... Read more
Bernice W. Shaw
July 28th, 1921 - December 26th, 2013 92 Years
Bernice W. Shaw, 92
Lakeland – Bernice W. Shaw, 92, was born on July 28, 1921 in St. Petersburg, FL and passed away peacefully at her home on December 26, 2013 due to natural causes.
Bernice is preceded in death by her husbands, Leon Cothron and Ervin Shaw, her brothers, Raymond Ward and Cecil Ward, and sister, Dorothy Knowles.
She is survived by her sisters, Juanita “Nita” Hagen, Doris Summerall, and Mary Colson.
A visitation will be held on Monday, December 30, 2013 from 12-1pm at Heath Funeral Chapel followed by a funeral service at 1pm. Interment will be at Oak Hill Burial Park following the services.
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Linda Stinson on December 28th, 2013 - 6:49 pm said:
To Bonnie, Doris and Nita, you had a wonderful sister and we had a great step mother. She was always so kind to all of us and took such good care of our Dad when he was ill and when he was well. They had many years of happiness. We will miss Bernice but know she is now in a better place with no more pain. Linda
Holly Stinson Russell on December 28th, 2013 - 12:48 pm said:
Bernice will always be remembered for her kindness and her amazing abilities in the kitchen. She stepped in as my step grandmother and I will always be appreciative for everything she did for my grandfather and our family. I know she\'s in a better place now and at peace with the Lord. My thoughts and prayers are with her sisters. Holly Stinson Russell
James Smiley (Spooky) Bush
September 7th, 1936 - December 24th, 2013 77 Years
James Smiley (Spooky) Bush, 77
City of Lakeland Firefighter
Lakeland- Mr. James Smiley (Spooky) Bush died on December 24, 2013 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center of heart failure. He was born September 7, 1936 in Colquitt, GA. Mr. Bush served in the United States Army and was stationed in Birmingham, AL, working in the records department. He later served in the Army National Guard as a Warrant Officer. Mr. Bush received an Associate Degree in Accounting from Lakeland Business College. He also completed accounting courses from LaSalle University.
He worked as a Firefighter at the City of Lakeland Fire Department for 29 years, retiring as a lieutenant. Mr. Bush owned and operated Bush ... Read more
Amanda Jeanne on January 22nd, 2014 - 8:01 am said:
Dear Bush Family, From one firefighter family to another, we want to express our deepest sympathies. During difficult times such as these, we find It comforting to reflect on cherished memories and Bible promises. A few of our favorite verses are found at Revelation 21: 3, 4 and Psalm 34:18. These verses are very comforting and we hope that you find a few quiet moments to be able to look these up in your own Bible. We know these verses will bring as much comfort to you as they have to us. With Deepest Sympathy, Amanda Jeanne and Family
Lee & Pam Murphy on January 2nd, 2014 - 9:38 am said:
Our condolences to all the Bush family. Smiley was always the one who had the personality to create humor for any occasion as well being a true professional. We will always cherish the memories of his friendship.
Ira W. Bryant on December 31st, 2013 - 5:54 pm said:
The world has lost a fine man with the passing of Smiley. I knew him for over 51 years. We took rookie training at the LFD in 1962. Ethel, we all loved your husband. He will be missed by you and the children, but remember him in his best moments of life. He will always remain in your hearts. Time will heal the pain of the parting, but you will always keep the memories of time spent together.
Gino and Peggy Reed on December 31st, 2013 - 12:59 pm said:
Our condolences to Aunt Ethel , Sonja, Anthony, and family. I will always remember those trips to the houseboat and the time he broke his foot while riding a mini bike and that still didnt stop him from fishing. I will always remember that he took the time to teach me the word ( confiscate ) after I shot holes in his mail box with my BB gun. ( After he cooled down he did give my BB gun back ) but I think of him everytime I hear that word.Thank you for the good times and thanks for the memories
Deshonda Dobie and the HIMS 7N staff on December 30th, 2013 - 3:53 pm said:
Our deepest sympathy to Sonja Bianco and family. May the Lord be with you during this time. You are a wonderful person.
catfish on December 30th, 2013 - 2:23 pm said:
smiley was a great friend. he and i shared many memories.
Claudette on December 29th, 2013 - 2:43 pm said:
will miss seeing him at grape hammock
Rick Beale on December 29th, 2013 - 9:50 am said:
My condolences to Ethel, Anthony, Sonja and the extended Bush family. Smiley, my mentor and accomplice, has left us for a better place. He was like a father to me that Anthony never had. \"This ain\'t no lie\", he will be sorely missed and always in my memories.
Mike and Stephanie Hinson on December 29th, 2013 - 4:30 am said:
Our condolences of the loss of a beloved friend and brother Fireman
Karolyn Mustard on December 28th, 2013 - 9:00 am said:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Sincerely Karolyn Mustard RN
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