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Barbara Joan Martin | December 20th, 1939 - July 31st, 2015 75 Years

In Loving Memory Barbara Joan Martin 12/20/39 - 7/31/15 Barbara Martin (75) of Schalamar Creek in Lakeland, passed away peacefully on July 31, 2015. Barbara was born in Brooklyn, NY and resided in upstate NY before retiring to Lakeland, FL. Barbara is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Ronald, and their three children, Daphne (Jeff) Hilt, Deborah Howard, and Ron (Lori) Martin, Jr. She is also survived by twelve loving grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the ... Read more

Sharon Audrea Witt | August 1st, 1930 - July 30th, 2015 84 Years

Sharon Audrea Witt, 84 Lakeland - Sharon Audrea Witt, age 84, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2015, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, in Lakeland, Florida. She was born on August 1, 1930, in Chicago, Illinois, to Israel and Edith Levine. She was married for 53 years to Harry Witt, until his passing in 2001. She is survived by her daughters; Linda Speizer, Debi Mikovich, and Kathy Brannen; brother, Walton Levine; 7 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. She was a personal secr ... Read more

Major Robert M. Japinga | June 9th, 1924 - July 28th, 2015 91 Years

Major Robert M. Japinga USA (Ret), age 91, of Lakeland, Florida, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Born June 9, 1924, to Martin and Marguerite (DeFouw) Japinga. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Sally. He is survived by his children: son Richard and Andrea Japinga of Bridgewater, New Jersey; son William and Jean Japinga of Ardsley, New York; daughter Katherine and Derek Whiteman of Douglas Michigan; grandsons Ian, Brian and Christopher Japinga; and brother Norman a ... Read more

John Calvin Clemons | November 4th, 1963 - July 27th, 2015 51 Years

John C. Clemons, 51 Lakeland – John C. Clemons passed away on July 27, 2015, at his home from an apparent heart attack. John was born November 4, 1963, in Lake Wales, Florida. He was a lifelong resident of Polk County. John graduated from Lake Wales High School in 1982. He was of the Protestant faith. He was skilled in many vocations and loved a good challenge. Our Johnny was happiest standing on his lakefront property with his beloved dog, Dusty. He is survived by his parents, J.C. and ... Read more

Tom E. Wilson | April 30th, 1934 - July 27th, 2015 81 Years

Tom E. Wilson Tom Wilson Sales, Inc. Lakeland – Tom E. Wilson passed away on July 27, 2015. He was born on April 30, 1934 in Sampson, Alabama. He is preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Wilson and sister, Faye. He is survived by his children, Barry (deceased Sharon) Wilson, Karen Wilson, and Perry (Theresa) Wilson; three grandchildren; one great grandchild, and brothers Rex and Wayne Wilson. A visitation will be held at Heath Funeral Chapel on Thursday, July 30, 2015 from 11am ... Read more

Neil George Merrill, Sr. | October 19th, 1939 - July 25th, 2015 75 Years

Neil George Merrill, Sr. 75 (Sgt. Do Right) Retired Law Enforcement Lakeland- Mr. Neil George Merrill, Sr. died on July 25, 2015 at Lakeland Regional Health. He was born October 19, 1939 in Syracuse, NY. He was preceded in death by his son, Neil George Merrill, Jr. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Edna, sons, Robert, Daniel, daughters, Deborah, Lezza, 10 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and sister Nancy. Memorial Services will be held on Friday, July 31, 2015 at 2 pm at Heath ... Read more

John Ronald Jackson | September 5th, 1944 - July 25th, 2015 70 Years

John Ronald Jackson, 70, of Lakeland, FL, formerly of Salisbury, MD and West Chester, PA, passed away July 25, 2015 at Tampa General Hospital. He was born to John B and Betty Ann Jackson in Coatesville, PA on September 5, 1944. He married the love of his life, Elizabeth (Betty) McVey on August 4, 1962. He was a manager with American General Life Insurance Company, retiring after 27 years. While living in Salisbury, John won many top awards in trap shooting as a member of Salisbury Gun Cl ... Read more

John Burton Seamens | August 15th, 1939 - July 20th, 2015 75 Years

John Burton Seamens passed away July 20th in Lakeland, Florida after a brave fight against lung cancer. John was born in Cory, Pennsylvania on August 15, 1939 and was raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. John attended Pleasant Ridge School and then Bearden High School where he was a member of the drama club and football team. His bright smile and wonderful sense of humor contributed to his popularity amongst his friends, many of whom still gather regularly in Tennessee. His college career bega ... Read more

Eleanor M. McHargue | February 6th, 1930 - July 19th, 2015 85 Years

Eleanor M. McHargue Mutual Wholesale, 85 Lakeland - Eleanor M. McHargue, 85 passed away on July 19, 2015. Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Col. Robert S. McHarque, ret. She is survived by 2 sons Robert S. McHargue, Jr. and John Barry McHarque of Lakeland, and 2 sisters Wilma Tucker, and Anna Cole. Eleanor and her family moved to Lakeland in 1972, when her husband retired from the Air Force. Eleanor worked in sales for Mutual Wholesale. She retired after 20 plus ... Read more

Charles "Chas" P. Smith | August 23rd, 1948 - July 18th, 2015 66 Years

Charles “Chas” P. Smith, 66 CPS Investment Advisors Charles Phelan Smith passed away Saturday, July 18, 2015, in Asheville, North Carolina, surrounded by his family and loved ones. He suffered a cardiac event while riding his bicycle in the mountains. He received the best possible care at Mission Hospital in Asheville. Charles was born on August 23, 1948, in St. Louis, Missouri, to Charles and Edith Smith. In 1957, he moved to Venice, Florida, where his fourth grade teacher ga ... Read more

Marybelle Harner Powell | July 30th, 1926 - July 17th, 2015 88 Years

Marybelle H. Powell, 88 Homemaker Kennesaw, Ga.- Marybelle Powell, longtime resident of Lakeland, passed away on July 17, 2015, just 2 weeks short of her 89th birthday. She, and her husband Lloyd, made Lakeland their home in 1949. She remained there until 2009, when she moved to Winter Haven to be cared for by her son, Larry. In 2014, she moved to Kennesaw, GA, to be cared for by daughter, Linda, and Ross Memorial Health Care Center. Marybelle was born in Xenia, Ohio on July 30, 1926, t ... Read more

Richard (Rick) A. Ficquette | February 7th, 1981 - July 17th, 2015 34 Years

Richard A. Ficquette, 34 LAKELAND – Richard A. Ficquette, Jr. (Rick), age 34, passed away on July 17, 2015. He was born in Winter Haven, FL, on February 7, 1981. He is survived by his wife, Ashley Brehmer Ficquette, son Jaycen Addison Brehmer, daughter Makayla Riley Ficquette, two brothers Brian N. Ficquette (Courtney), Alex B. Ficquette, and his mother Susan D. Ficquette. He was preceded in death by his father Richard A. Ficquette, Sr. Rick brought enthusiasm and joy everywhere he went ... Read more

Caroll Copp Phillips | March 10th, 1929 - July 17th, 2015 86 Years

Carroll Copp Phillips, 86 Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware Lakeland – Mr. Carroll Copp (Bud) Phillips, died peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones. Born at Tampa General Hospital, on March 10, 1929, he was a second generation Tampa native and the second son of Elizabeth Copp Phillips and I.W. Phillips. Owner of Crowder Bros. ACE Hardware in Lakeland, he was born into the hardware business established in 1898 by his grandfather. He worked many years at the family’s wholesale business ... Read more

Beverly H. Germain | June 17th, 1929 - July 16th, 2015 86 Years

BEVERLY H. GERMAIN, 86, LAKELAND – Bev Germain’s happy and productive life ended on July 16 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center surrounded by all her family. Bev was raised in Michigan and with husband Ed Germain moved to Lakeland in 1966 when Ed was transferred by his employer Agrico. While being a homemaker to three children, Bev was constantly expanding her horizons through a tremendous internal drive that would earn her a decades-long, successful and visionary entrepreneurial ca ... Read more

 
 
Obituaries

Barbara Joan Martin

December 20th, 1939 - July 31st, 2015 75 Years

Obit pic In Loving Memory Barbara Joan Martin 12/20/39 - 7/31/15 Barbara Martin (75) of Schalamar Creek in Lakeland, passed away peacefully on July 31, 20... Read more

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Sharon Audrea Witt

August 1st, 1930 - July 30th, 2015 84 Years

Obit pic Sharon Audrea Witt, 84 Lakeland - Sharon Audrea Witt, age 84, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2015, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, in Lakel... Read more

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Major Robert M. Japinga

June 9th, 1924 - July 28th, 2015 91 Years

Obit pic Major Robert M. Japinga USA (Ret), age 91, of Lakeland, Florida, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Born June 9, 1924, to Martin and Marguerite ... Read more

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John Calvin Clemons

November 4th, 1963 - July 27th, 2015 51 Years

Obit pic John C. Clemons, 51 Lakeland – John C. Clemons passed away on July 27, 2015, at his home from an apparent heart attack. John was born November 4,... Read more

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Tom E. Wilson

April 30th, 1934 - July 27th, 2015 81 Years

Obit pic Tom E. Wilson Tom Wilson Sales, Inc. Lakeland – Tom E. Wilson passed away on July 27, 2015. He was born on April 30, 1934 in Sampson, Alabama. ... Read more

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Neil George Merrill, Sr.

October 19th, 1939 - July 25th, 2015 75 Years

Obit pic Neil George Merrill, Sr. 75 (Sgt. Do Right) Retired Law Enforcement Lakeland- Mr. Neil George Merrill, Sr. died on July 25, 2015 at Lakeland Reg... Read more

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John Ronald Jackson

September 5th, 1944 - July 25th, 2015 70 Years

Obit pic John Ronald Jackson, 70, of Lakeland, FL, formerly of Salisbury, MD and West Chester, PA, passed away July 25, 2015 at Tampa General Hospital. He w... Read more

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John Burton Seamens

August 15th, 1939 - July 20th, 2015 75 Years

Obit pic John Burton Seamens passed away July 20th in Lakeland, Florida after a brave fight against lung cancer. John was born in Cory, Pennsylvania on August... Read more

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Eleanor M. McHargue

February 6th, 1930 - July 19th, 2015 85 Years

Obit pic Eleanor M. McHargue Mutual Wholesale, 85 Lakeland - Eleanor M. McHargue, 85 passed away on July 19, 2015. Eleanor was preceded in death by he... Read more

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Charles "Chas" P. Smith

August 23rd, 1948 - July 18th, 2015 66 Years

Obit pic Charles “Chas” P. Smith, 66 CPS Investment Advisors Charles Phelan Smith passed away Saturday, July 18, 2015, in Asheville, North Carolina, s... Read more

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Marybelle Harner Powell

July 30th, 1926 - July 17th, 2015 88 Years

Obit pic Marybelle H. Powell, 88 Homemaker Kennesaw, Ga.- Marybelle Powell, longtime resident of Lakeland, passed away on July 17, 2015, just 2 weeks sho... Read more

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Richard (Rick) A. Ficquette

February 7th, 1981 - July 17th, 2015 34 Years

Obit pic Richard A. Ficquette, 34 LAKELAND – Richard A. Ficquette, Jr. (Rick), age 34, passed away on July 17, 2015. He was born in Winter Haven, FL, on F... Read more

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Upcoming Events

Possibilties for Positive Aging

Margaret Welsh

5:30 pm
March 19, 2015

Community Relations Representive
Good Shepherd Hospice


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Maintaining Relationships with a Loved One with a Dementia Diagnosis

Barbara Herrington, M.A., C.M.C.

5:30 pm
April 16, 2015

Gerontologist/Certified Care Manager
All About Aging LLC


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Why Bother? Five Wishes

Wendy Henderson

5:30 pm
May 21, 2015

Regional Director of Development, Polk/Hardee/Highland Counties
Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care


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