August 26th, 1923 - November 2nd, 2012 89 Years
Harold E. Chaffin, 89
LAKELAND - Harold went home to be with our Lord on November 2, 2012 due to heart failure.
He was born on August 26, 1923 in Sandusky, Ohio and moved to Lakeland in 1966.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce Chaffin. He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Virginia (Jinny) Mears Chaffin, sons: Jim (Lynda), Phil (Mary Ann); daughters: Patty (Dave) Singleton, Cheryl (Kevin) Egbert; 8 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; brother: Roy Chaffin.
Visitation held on Monday, November 5, 2012 at 10:00am, Service following at 11:00am at Heath Funeral Chapel, Lakeland, Florida. Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Avenue, A... Read more
Steven Parrish on November 4th, 2012 - 5:15 pm said:
I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Your father was a mentor to me through the years we were growing up but also, later during the years I continued to live across the street from him. He was always eager to help with a project, offer an opinion, or a solution to a problem. His shop and tools were always blessing in a tight spot. Men with his skills and knowledge are a rarety now. I will always remenber him fondly and greive with you the loss of a truely special person.
Susie Harris on November 4th, 2012 - 3:17 pm said:
Sorry for your loss. Love and prayers for all of you.
The McNeely Family on November 4th, 2012 - 3:07 pm said:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
David Chaffin on November 3rd, 2012 - 3:32 pm said:
Uncle Harold was a dignified man who carried himself with class. He was a great husband. He was a great father. I will always remember him being a kind and patient man. Heaven is now his new home. May God comfort his family and loved ones!
Shirley Mae VanAutreve Gray
April 12th, 1933 - November 1st, 2012 79 Years
Shirley Mae VanAutreve-Gray, 79
LAKELAND – Shirley VanAutreve-Gray passed into the loving arms of Jesus and Mary on November 1, 2012 at the age of 79 due to a short illness with cancer.
Shirley was born in Woodstock, IL to Frank M. Jayne and Mildred F. Osborne. She worked as a telephone operator for Illinois Bell Telephone and retired from Harris Bank, Chicago, IL as a switchboard operator in 1989. Shirley also worked as a spiritual medium in both the Chicago IL and Lakeland FL area.
Shirley enjoyed life to the fullest and lived her dream of retirement in sunny Florida. She had many friends that visited her, sent cards and called regularly through her illness. Shirley enjo... Read more
Janet Reid on February 11th, 2013 - 10:18 am said:
I was so sorry to hear Shirley had passed away. I only get to Florida twice a year, but always looked forward to the time I spent with Shirley. She always welcomed me. My kids will miss the rides in her golf cart. Shirley was a kind and caring person and full of pep. I will miss her.
Paul and Cathy Peterson on November 5th, 2012 - 2:43 pm said:
We were so sorry to hear that Shirley had passed away. We enjoyed being with Shirley and doing some of the things together in our neighborhood. Our Sassy Pelicans started out as a Registered Red Hat Group. Shirley was a charter member, and always had a lot of good suggestions. We also played in the "Kitchen Band". Shirley always saw the good in people and always made you smile and laugh. She was a good person and will be missed.
Donna Hall, Marge Short, Michelle Short on November 4th, 2012 - 5:28 pm said:
We send sincere sympathy for your loss. We enjoyed her company and the breakfasts we attended as \"Sassy Pelicans\", the music on Saturday nights and other activities in Village Lakeland.
James Lee LaFlame
July 25th, 1932 - October 30th, 2012 80 Years
SARASOTA - James Lee
LaFlame of Sarasota, formerly
of Lakeland, was
born on July 25, 1932, in
Horton, Michigan and
passed away on October
30, 2012, in Sarasota from
complications as a result
of a fall.
Jim was a graduate of
Western Michigan University
and was an Air
Force veteran. He was
employed by ButterKrust
Bakeries in Lakeland for
many years, retiring as
Vice President-Finance of
the Bakery Division of
Beatrice Foods. He later
became Director of Catholic
Social Services’ Polk
Mr. LaFlame was preceded
in death by his
parents, William and
Phyllis (née Smith)
LaFlame, by his grandson
Christopher Thomas, and
by his sist... Read more
Noi Vorasane Pinheiro
June 28th, 1967 - October 30th, 2012 45 Years
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
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.
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 !
Virginia Witten Addison
May 26th, 1924 - October 24th, 2012 88 Years
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
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
July 24th, 1939 - October 23rd, 2012 73 Years
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
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
May 4th, 1931 - October 21st, 2012 81 Years
Dr. Ellie Maria Hartog, 81
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
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.
Stephen Earl Cox, Jr.
November 26th, 1937 - October 17th, 2012 74 Years
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.
An informal memorial service will be held at Heath Funeral Chapel... Read more
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.
Evelyn T. McAnally
February 26th, 1931 - October 17th, 2012 81 Years
Evelyn Thomas McAnally, 81
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
where she enjoyed the one on one rela... Read more
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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