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Margaret (Peggy) Dulaney Matlock | September 27th, 1931 - September 14th, 2014 82 Years

Margaret (Peggy) Dulaney Matlock, 82 Teacher Lakeland- Mrs. Margaret Dulaney Matlock died at LRMC on September 14, 2014 due to complications from a stroke. She was 82 years old. She was born in Bristol, VA on September 27, 1931. Peggy was a graduate of East Tennessee State University. She was an active member and volunteer at the First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, PEO, Bykota Sunday School Class and Circle 10. She was a supporter of Florida Southern College Golf Team. Sh ... Read more

Luther McLeod Beal, D.D.S | July 28th, 1913 - September 12th, 2014 101 Years

Luther McLeod Beal, D.D.S., 101 Dentist Lakeland- Dr. Luther M. Beal died September 12, 2014 at Florida Presbyterian Homes due to natural causes. He was 101 years old. He was born in Chapman, Alabama on July 28, 1913. Dr. Beal moved to Lakeland in 1924 from Tampa. He served in the United States Army during World War II serving in the Dental Corps. He graduated from Florida Southern College and dental school at Loyola University in New Orleans, La. Dr. Beal was a dentist in Lakeland sin ... Read more

William A. Schultz, Jr. | October 6th, 1931 - September 12th, 2014 82 Years

William “Bill” Schultz, 82 (Educator/ Minister) Lakeland- Bill Schultz, 82, went to be with the Lord on September 12, 2014, due to complications from dementia, at his home with his family gathered around him. He was born in Grove Hill, AL, on Oct.6, 1931 to Archie and Lucy Schultz. Bill was a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force serving as a radio instructor, which took him on flights to many countries. He would love travel and cultural sites for many years to come. His friends calle ... Read more

Manuel Jesus Suco, Sr. | June 8th, 1938 - September 10th, 2014 76 Years

Manuel Jesus Suco,Sr. 76, died on 09/10/14 at LRMC from heart failure. Survived by wife, Karma and 3 sons. Services 09/15/2014 @ 2pm Heath Funeral Chapel. ... Read more

Joseph Aloysius Stanislowski | May 18th, 1930 - September 9th, 2014 84 Years

Joseph Aloysius Stanislowski Aircraft Mechanic, 84 Mulberry - Joseph Aloysius Stanislowski, 84, of Mulberry passed away on Tuesday September 9, 2014 due to heart failure. He was born on May 18, 1930 in Port Huron, Michigan. Joseph served in the Navy and Air Force during the Korean Conflict and The Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by his two wives, Betty and Lorraine. He is survived by his son, Joseph, daughter, Anne, sister, Patricia, 6 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren. ... Read more

Christopher T. Weaver | October 11th, 1947 - September 9th, 2014 66 Years

Christopher T. Weaver, 66 Lakeland: Christopher T. Weaver, 66, of Lakeland, died on September 9, 2014 from complications from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Christopher was born on October 11, 1947 in Trenton New Jersey, but grew up in Fieldsboro, NJ. He was a Professor of Psychology at Florida Southern College for 35 ½ years. He was preceded in death by his father Kenneth Weaver. He is survived by his mother Ann Weaver; wife Linda; son Gareth Weaver; daughter Ellen Weaver and also Shana ... Read more

Luis Martinez | September 19th, 1918 - September 7th, 2014 95 Years

Luis Martinez was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico to Nicholas Martinez and Josefina Leon on September 19, 1918. Years later, Louis and his siblings were orphaned and sent to live at Saint Benedicts Home for Colored Children, in Rye New York. Luis was a World War II Veteran. Shortly after the war, Luis met Delia Nogueras in Spanish Harlem, New York City. He married her on February 8,1947. After his service Luis worked in a factory in Brooklyn, New York and worked his way to become a Supervis ... Read more

Lois George Manners | April 30th, 1923 - September 6th, 2014 91 Years

Lois George Manners, 91 School Teacher Lakeland- Mrs. Lois George Manners died on September 6, 2014 at the Lakeland Hospice House due to natural causes. She was born April 30, 1923 in New Bethlehem, PA. She was a lifelong member of The Church of God (Anderson, IN), most recently Spirit Lake Community Church, Winter Haven, FL. Lois is predeceased by her sister Florence G. Traister. Mrs. Manners is survived by her husband of nearly 61 years, George E. Manners, Lakeland, four children, Malc ... Read more

Naomi Norris Stuart | July 12th, 1924 - September 2nd, 2014 90 Years

Naomi Norris Stuart, 90 Department of HRS Lakeland, Naomi Norris Stuart, age 90, died September 2, 2014 at Highlands Lake Center due to natural causes. Nomie, as she was known to family and friends, was born July 12, 1924 in Piedmont, South Carolina. She was valedictorian of her class at Duncan High School, and then attended Winthrop College in Rock Hill, South Carolina where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in August, 1944. After college, Nomie went to Washington, D.C. and worke ... Read more

David Wayne Touchton | July 16th, 1969 - September 2nd, 2014 45 Years

David Wayne Touchton, 45 Co-Owner of SERVPRO of Bartow/Lakeland Highlands Lakeland- Mr. David Wayne Touchton died on September 2, 2014 at Florida Hospital-Waterman in Taveres, Fl., due to heart failure. He was born July 16, 1969 in Lakeland, Florida. Wayne was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mulberry. He was a lifelong resident of Lakeland and received a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida. He was a great outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a mem ... Read more

Dr. Wade G. Gardner | January 18th, 1932 - August 31st, 2014 82 Years

Dr. Wade G. Gardner, 82 Veterinarian Dr. Wade G. Gardner, was born in Alliance, Ohio, on January 18, 1932. He died of respiratory failure on August 31, 2014 at his home in Lakeland. He married Joanne Hartman on July 20, 1952, in Edinburgh, Ohio. He was a member of Omega Tau Sigma Fraternity and graduated from The Ohio State University in 1957 as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. He was the first member of his family to ever graduate from college. He practiced in Dayton, Ohio for one year ... Read more

Andrew Stoughton | December 19th, 1988 - August 31st, 2014 25 Years

Andrew Stoughton Fork Lift Operator, 25 Lakeland – Andrew Stoughton, Lakeland, died August 31, 2014. Born on December 19, 1988 in Lakeland, Fl. He is survived by his father, David Stoughton, mother, Mary Lou Stoughton, 2 brothers, Matthew & Mark, companion, Danielle Venables, aunt, Linda Stoll, and uncle, Thomas Stoll. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 4, 4:00 PM at Heath Funeral Chapel. ... Read more

Daniel Caveney | January 7th, 1957 - August 31st, 2014 57 Years

Daniel K. Caveney, 57 Welder Mulberry – Daniel K. Caveney, Mulberry, FL, died August 31, 2014 due to an automobile accident. He was born on January 7, 1957 in Lakeland, FL. He was preceded in death by his son, Scotty and daughter, Samantha. Survived by his wife, Tanda, sons, Danny & Ronny, daughters, Diamond & Chasiti, brother Chuck, and 2 grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 6, 1:00 – 2:00 PM, with the service to follow at 2:00 PM. at Heath Funeral Chapel. ... Read more

Eugene C. Stevens | March 3rd, 1924 - August 31st, 2014 90 Years

Eugene C. Stevens, 90 Lakeland: Eugene C. Stevens passed away on August 31, 2014 at the LRMC in Lakeland, FL at the age of 90 of natural causes. He was born in Louisville, KY and raised in Hazard, KY. He served in the US Navy during WWII aboard the USS New York. He graduated the University of Kentucky as a civil engineer and later became a structural engineer and inspector. He married his love, Eddie Kay, in KY and later moved to Lakeland in 1974 where he worked and retired from Davy McKee ... Read more

 
 

Burial Options & Personalization

Funeral Burial Services Florida

The traditional funeral with pallbearers, visitation, and a memorial service that follows is the most commonly chosen service. A Heath hearse will transport the casket to the funeral site and cemetery for a burial or entombment. If you have selected cremation, you may take the ashes in a beautiful urn.

Traditional funerals involve more services, so they usually cost more. You can select from a variety of services that include the casket, flowers, embalming, dressing, room rentals and extra vehicles to transport family members. The costs of a cemetery plots or crypt are other options, but Heath can help with everything you need.

Things to think about:

  • Casket selection
  • Transfer of the deceased to our funeral home. Call us anytime, day or night. We have staff on duty 24/7 and we can help.
  • Dressing, cosmetology and other care of the deceased
  • Professional support and administrative staff assistance. We’ve got answers, checklists and information to help.
  • Death certificates and other paperwork to look for
  • Notifying relatives
  • Obituary information
  • Memory tables, bulletin boards and videos
  • Selecting the best fit for a visitation room and/or service
  • General use of the facilities for the service and arrangements
  • Funeral service
  • Use of funeral coach
  • Limousine
  • Utility car
  • Special music
  • Registry book
  • Memorial folders or prayer cards
  • Acknowledgment cards

You may want to have a special clergy or another family friend conduct the service. Family members often take part by giving a reading, singing or helping the clergy. It’s all part of celebrating a life well lived and a person well loved.

Why the Traditional Service is So Popular
A traditional service for burial, entombment or cremation is a way to get family, friends and associates together to remember, grieve−and celebrate a life well lived. Whatever service style you prefer, it is the beginning of closure; it is the emotional side of accepting that someone we love is gone.

Direct Burial
You may prefer to have the burial shortly after death. We offer simple containers, and because there is no viewing or visitation, no embalming is required. You choose whether to have a memorial service. Costs include the basic service fee as well as transportation and care of the body, the purchase of a casket or burial container and a cemetery plot or crypt.

Green Burials
Heath Funeral Chapel is proud to offer families the option of a green burial. We are a member of the Green Burial CouncilHeath is the only funeral home in Polk County to be recognized as a green funeral home and the first funeral home in the state of Florida to have obtained the Council’s highest standard of “Three Leafs.” If you or a loved one is interested in a green burial, call us at 863-682-0111 or our toll free number (800) 330-0111. Click here to learn more about green burials.

Cremation
A growing number of people choose cremation, today. The reasons are widespread, and include preferring to spend less on a funeral, leave more to family or charity, wanting to support the “green” environmental concerns of future land scarcity and more. It’s an option, it’s personal, and the choice is yours.

Obituaries

Margaret (Peggy) Dulaney Matlock

September 27th, 1931 - September 14th, 2014 82 Years

Obit pic Margaret (Peggy) Dulaney Matlock, 82 Teacher Lakeland- Mrs. Margaret Dulaney Matlock died at LRMC on September 14, 2014 due to complications from ... Read more

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Luther McLeod Beal, D.D.S

July 28th, 1913 - September 12th, 2014 101 Years

Obit pic Luther McLeod Beal, D.D.S., 101 Dentist Lakeland- Dr. Luther M. Beal died September 12, 2014 at Florida Presbyterian Homes due to natural causes... Read more

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William A. Schultz, Jr.

October 6th, 1931 - September 12th, 2014 82 Years

Obit pic William “Bill” Schultz, 82 (Educator/ Minister) Lakeland- Bill Schultz, 82, went to be with the Lord on September 12, 2014, due to complicatio... Read more

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Manuel Jesus Suco, Sr.

June 8th, 1938 - September 10th, 2014 76 Years

Obit pic Manuel Jesus Suco,Sr. 76, died on 09/10/14 at LRMC from heart failure. Survived by wife, Karma and 3 sons. Services 09/15/2014 @ 2pm Heath Funeral Ch... Read more

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Joseph Aloysius Stanislowski

May 18th, 1930 - September 9th, 2014 84 Years

Obit pic Joseph Aloysius Stanislowski Aircraft Mechanic, 84 Mulberry - Joseph Aloysius Stanislowski, 84, of Mulberry passed away on Tuesday September 9, ... Read more

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Christopher T. Weaver

October 11th, 1947 - September 9th, 2014 66 Years

Obit pic Christopher T. Weaver, 66 Lakeland: Christopher T. Weaver, 66, of Lakeland, died on September 9, 2014 from complications from idiopathic pulmonar... Read more

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Luis Martinez

September 19th, 1918 - September 7th, 2014 95 Years

Obit pic Luis Martinez was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico to Nicholas Martinez and Josefina Leon on September 19, 1918. Years later, Louis and his siblings were... Read more

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Lois George Manners

April 30th, 1923 - September 6th, 2014 91 Years

Obit pic Lois George Manners, 91 School Teacher Lakeland- Mrs. Lois George Manners died on September 6, 2014 at the Lakeland Hospice House due to natural ... Read more

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Naomi Norris Stuart

July 12th, 1924 - September 2nd, 2014 90 Years

Obit pic Naomi Norris Stuart, 90 Department of HRS Lakeland, Naomi Norris Stuart, age 90, died September 2, 2014 at Highlands Lake Center due to natural ca... Read more

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David Wayne Touchton

July 16th, 1969 - September 2nd, 2014 45 Years

Obit pic David Wayne Touchton, 45 Co-Owner of SERVPRO of Bartow/Lakeland Highlands Lakeland- Mr. David Wayne Touchton died on September 2, 2014 at Florida ... Read more

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Dr. Wade G. Gardner

January 18th, 1932 - August 31st, 2014 82 Years

Obit pic Dr. Wade G. Gardner, 82 Veterinarian Dr. Wade G. Gardner, was born in Alliance, Ohio, on January 18, 1932. He died of respiratory failure on Augus... Read more

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Andrew Stoughton

December 19th, 1988 - August 31st, 2014 25 Years

Obit pic Andrew Stoughton Fork Lift Operator, 25 Lakeland – Andrew Stoughton, Lakeland, died August 31, 2014. Born on December 19, 1988 in Lakeland, Fl.... Read more

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