Moira F. "Motsy" Polifrone |
July 2nd, 1925 - June 26th, 2015 89 Years
Moira F. "Motsy" Polifrone
Lakeland: It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved Mother, Nonnie, Aunt, and friend, Motsy at the age of eighty-nine. She was the daughter of the late Peter R. and Frances A. Austill Sachs. Motsy was preceded in death by her loving husband of forty-two years, Nick L., her daughter, Candace Kay, her son Nick R., as well as five brothers and three sisters who include her beloved twin, Merline "Venice" Serago.
She is survive ... Read more
Milton J. Bassett |
September 7th, 1920 - June 24th, 2015 94 Years
Milton J. Bassett, 94
Lakeland- Milton J. Bassett, 94, of Lakeland, died on June 24, 2015.
He was born on September 7, 1920 in Savannah, Georgia.
Milton was a veteran of the United States Army having served twenty four years, achieving the rank of Master Sergeant MSG E8 Bassett served during WWII in the Philippines, and two tours in Korea, and during peace times was stationed in Germany, Hawaii, and Oklahoma.
He was preceded in death by his wife Juanita Green Bassett.
He is su ... Read more
Elizabeth Delight Jones |
July 9th, 1924 - June 24th, 2015 90 Years
Elizabeth Delight Jones, 90
Lakeland- Elizabeth Delight Jones passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015. She was born on July 9, 1924 to Leon and Daisy Horton of Churdan, Iowa.
She graduated from Pulaski High School, Pulaski, Iowa and Greenville College, Greenville, Illinois. She taught in the rural schools of Davis County, Iowa, in the elementary school of Plover and Lester, Iowa before teaching Mathematics in Central High School, LeMars, Iowa for six years.
Elizabeth became a Christian at ... Read more
Ruth Ann Smith |
November 19th, 1937 - June 23rd, 2015 77 Years
Ruth Ann Smith, 77
Lakeland-Ruth Ann Smith, 77, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 23rd.
She was born in Rosebush, Michigan to Hazel and Jacob Bechdolt.
Ruth was a wonderful mother and wife who used her creativity and love to make the world a better place for many people. Her stained glass work creations hold a place of honor in many homes.
She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence and is survived by her daughter, Roxann K. Bonta, her sister Glenna Darley and gra ... Read more
Lee R. Closson |
February 23rd, 1936 - June 21st, 2015 79 Years
Lee R. Closson, 79
Auburndale- Mr. Lee R. Closson died on June 21, 2015 at Good Shepherd Hospice. He was born February 23, 1936 in Altoona, PA.
He worked most of his life in the automotive industry. He owned his own local business, LECO Automotive in Lakeland for nearly 30 years before retiring.
Lee was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Betty Alice Closson. Survivors include his son, Lee Wayne Closson, Lakeland.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to S ... Read more
Ronald Alan Puckett |
February 19th, 1960 - June 19th, 2015 55 Years
Ronald Alan Puckett, 55
Southeast Turf Partners
Lakeland – Ronald Alan “Slim” Puckett died June 19, 2015 suddenly due to cardiac arrest. He was born February 19, 1960 in Lakeland. Alan is the son of William Ronald Puckett and Edith Wood Puckett who predeceased him.
He is survived by Sisters Karen Merritt (Billy) and Sheila McElwee, Nephews Brandt Merritt (Kristy), Kyle Merritt (Andrea), and James McElwee.
Alan was employed by Southeast Turf Partners as a Territory Manager. ... Read more
Lori LaFleur |
August 22nd, 1963 - June 18th, 2015 51 Years
Lori LaFleur, 51
Print Shop Operator
Lakeland- Mrs. Lori LaFleur died on June 18, 2015 at LRMC.
She was born August 22, 1963 in Lakeland, Florida. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren.
She is predeceased by her father Lysle Twiss.
Lori is survived by her husband of 31 years, Joe, 2 daughters, Jessica Chumney, Kayli LaFleur, son, Cory LaFleur, 3 grandchildren, Madison, Kinlee, Zebulon, mother, Betty Twiss, 2 brothers, Ronnie Twiss, Donnie Twiss, and 2 sisters, Kathy Gill and Judy ... Read more
Michael “Mickey” Wayne Elms |
August 20th, 1953 - June 17th, 2015 61 Years
Michael “Mickey” Wayne Elms
Lakeland - Michael “Mickey” Wayne Elms, 61, of Lakeland, Florida, passed away peacefully in his sleep June 17, 2015, at home.
He was born August 20, 1953, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Loretta and Herman Elms. He was one of seven (7) siblings. He attended Clairton High School and Allegheny Community College in Pittsburgh, Pa.
He served in the U.S. Army, where he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. After his discharge, he ... Read more
Betty Jean Smith Wey |
November 15th, 1924 - June 17th, 2015 90 Years
Betty Jean Smith Wey
Lakeland - Betty Jean Smith Wey of Lakeland, FL, entered into eternal rest at home surrounded by her loving family on June 17, 2015. She has been a resident of Lakeland since 1977 when her husband was transferred here with Publix Supermarkets.
Betty was born November 15,1924, at home in Seelyville, IN, Vigo County, the oldest child of Robert Wayne Smith, a teacher, principal, and farmer, and Mary Ellis, a homemaker. She attended the Glenn school from first through twel ... Read more
April Dawn Moore |
October 12th, 1973 - June 14th, 2015 41 Years
April Dawn Moore, 41
No one could have brought as much joy into our lives as April Dawn Moore who passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2015. April was born on October 12, 1973, in Winter Haven, Florida. April’s caring, positive spirit led her to reach out to others in need and was held steadfast her entire life by her faith in Jesus Christ, who sustained her through every trial. April’s joy and laughter could not be contained. One of her greatest joys is her six-year-old son Marshall; and, she ... Read more
Kaye Stallings James |
August 12th, 1944 - June 12th, 2015 70 Years
Kaye Stallings James
Lakeland – Kaye Stallings James, 70 passed away on Friday, June 12, 2015 from complications of pulmonary fibrosis.
Kaye was born in Wilson, NC on August 12, 1944 to the late Gordon and Nell Stallings.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years Dennis James; daughters, Karen James Hensley and Kathryn James (Jim) Swift and sister, Linda Stallings Riley.
She lived her life for her family and grandchildren; Alisha and Taylor Hensley, Madeline, Harrison and Courtn ... Read more
Glen Lee Gordon |
October 5th, 1936 - June 5th, 2015 78 Years
GLEN LEE GORDON, 78 REALTOR
Lakeland- Mr Glen Lee Gordon, 78, passed away peacefully Friday, June 5, 2015 in Lakeland, Florida.
Glen was born October 5, 1936. He was a lifelong resident of Lakeland, a graduate of Lakeland
High School and a two year graduate of Florida Southern College. He was also a lifelong member of
First Baptist Church. He retired from a 34 year career with Florida Citrus Mutual and then became
a full time realtor with Gator Realty of Polk until his illness.
He was ... Read more
James Walton Griffin |
February 23rd, 1921 - June 4th, 2015 94 Years
James Walton Griffin, 94
Atlantic Coastline, CSX Railroad
Lakeland: James Walton Griffin, 94, of Lakeland, died on June 4, 2015 at his home.
He was born on February 23, 1921 in Spring Hope, North Carolina.
He was a member and deacon at Southside Baptist Church and was also a member of First United Methodist Church of Lakeland.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Matalie; son Wally Griffin; parents Carrie and Henry Griffin; sister Virginia Sellers; brother Edwin Grif ... Read more
Gregory Julius Kolp |
November 13th, 1961 - June 4th, 2015 53 Years
Gregory Julius Kolp, 53, died on June 4, 2015 at LRMC. He is survived by his wife, Sue Kolp, 4 brothers & 1 sister. Heath Funeral Chapel ... Read more