Helen Erb Murphy Roberts |
January 25th, 1918 - January 26th, 2015 97 Years
Helen M. Roberts, 97
Lakeland – Helen Erb Murphy Roberts was born on January 25, 1918. Helen died from natural causes on Monday, January 26, 2015. She was born in Middletown, Ohio.
She moved to the West Palm Beach, Florida area when she was 10 years old. She attended the Florida State College for Women and graduated from the University of Cincinnati. She was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority.
Helen married George Roberts and lived in Cincinnati until they moved to Lakeland in retirem ... Read more
Beatrice Lorraine Dierling |
April 24th, 1924 - January 21st, 2015 90 Years
Beatrice Lorraine Dierling, 90
Beatrice Lorraine Dierling, born April 24th 1924 in Minneapolis, MN. to Syrian Phillip Dierling and Beatrice Robin Dierling went to her heavenly father on at the age of 90 on January 21st. She is survived by her sisters Judy Rolfe and Mary Dierling, nephews Mark and Greg Dierling, and Philip Rolfe and niece Kristie Rolfe. She is also survived by many extended relative and friends.
She is preceded in death by her best friend and companion of 70 years, M ... Read more
William G. (Jerry) Johnson |
May 21st, 1934 - January 21st, 2015 80 Years
William G. (Jerry) Johnson, 80
LAKELAND--William G. (Jerry) Johnson, 80 passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 21, from cancer. He was born in Reform, AL, on May 21, 1934.
Jerry came to Lakeland 26 years ago after retiring from Florida Power & Light as Lineman Supervisor with 32 years in Miami, FL and Arcadia, FL. Jerry, also, served our country in the Navy.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ida Johnson, of Lakeland, FL. He is survived by his daught ... Read more
James Clinton Flynn |
August 15th, 1921 - January 18th, 2015 93 Years
James Clinton Flynn, 93
Lakeland - Flynn, James Clinton, “JC”, 93, passed away at his Lakeland home on January 18, 2015 of natural causes. JC was born in Tampa, Florida on August 15, 1921.
A World War II Navy Veteran, JC served aboard a USN schooner, hauling vital supplies between Florida and Cuba. As a radio man, he handled radio communications, high speed code, signal flags and lights.
JC continued a lifelong love of Amateur Radio (HAM) for over 79 years (W4FGC). He was a longtim ... Read more
Joyce C. Satterwhite |
July 2nd, 1928 - January 16th, 2015 86 Years
Joyce C. Satterwhite
Teacher & Social Worker
Lakeland - Joyce Satterwhite passed away at the age of 86, on January 16, 2015, from complications of pneumonia. She was born on July 2, 1928, in Lawrenceville, Georgia and lived in Lakeland since 1980. She is predeceased by her husband William A. Satterwhite, Jr. Joyce is survived by four daughters, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Shepherd Road Presbyterian Church 1217 Shepherd Road, Lakeland, ... Read more
Anastasia C. Morrow |
November 26th, 1931 - January 13th, 2015 83 Years
Anastasia C. Morrow, 83
Lake Morton Retirement Home
Lakeland: Anastasia C. Morrow, 83, Lakeland, went into the loving arms of our Lord, on January 13, 2015 from heart failure. She was born on November 26, 1931 in Cazzerta, Italy. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Lakeland, and also was the owner and operator of Lake Morton Retirement Home for 37 years. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and aunt. She was an angel on earth, always willing to ... Read more
Betty Ann Williams |
May 20th, 1920 - January 12th, 2015 94 Years
Betty Ann (Clapp) Williams, 94, of Kathleen passed from this world into eternal rest on Monday January 12, 2015 from natural causes. She joins her Lord and Savior, her husband Charles, her brother Ralph Durham and her parents Bonnie and Henry O. Clapp in their Heavenly abode. Her son, Keith, daughter in-law Denise, one grandson, Ryan, daughter Dena, two nieces Carol Durham of Atlanta, Georgia, Nora Mandoki of Gulf Shores, AL, and Debbie Baldwin of West Virginia, all survive Betty.
She came ... Read more
Sherri Lynn Bennett |
October 18th, 1966 - January 11th, 2015 48 Years
Sherri Lynn Bennett, 48
Lakeland – Sherri Lynn Bennett, 48 of Lakeland went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 11 from diabetes.
She was born on October 18, 1966, in Columbus, Indiana. She worked in the church nursery at Carpenters Home Church. Sherri was a loving daughter, sister and aunt. She had a big generous heart. Sherri was a mother to her 2 furry babies Garfield and Tigger.
She was preceded in death by her step father Larry Brooks. Sherri is survived by ... Read more
Paul Richard Shetler |
March 3rd, 1944 - January 10th, 2015 70 Years
Paul Richard Shetler
March 3, 1944 - January 10, 2015
Paul Richard Shetler, 70, of Lakeland, Fl passed away Saturday January 10, 2015. He was born March 3, 1944 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.
Paul was retired from Watkins Trucking Company as well as the United States Army. He was an avid collector of stamps and coins and also enjoyed hunting.
He is survived by his sister, Shirley Jenkins, two step-daughters, a step-son, several grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
The family wi ... Read more
Ramon E. Griggs |
June 10th, 1928 - January 10th, 2015 86 Years
RAMON E. GRIGGS, 86
LAKELAND - Ramon 'Ray' Eugene Griggs, 86, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, January 10, 2015, due to cancer. Ray was born in Lakewood, NJ, at his parent's home on June 10, 1928, to G. Clinton and Blanche Clayton Griggs. Ramon was a hard worker and it can be said without exaggeration that he could accomplish anything that he put his mind to do.
An accomplished musician at an early age and capable of playing many instruments including the piano, organ, a ... Read more
John W. Connelly Sr. |
September 19th, 1932 - January 6th, 2015 82 Years
John W. Connelly Sr., 82
Lakeland - John W. Connelly, Sr. 82, passed away January 6, 2015 at home from complications of MDS and heart problems.
He was born September 19, 1932 in National Park, N.J. to James and Mary Connelly. Known to his family as Jack, he was the fourth of six children. A graduate of Haddon Heights (NJ) High School (1950); John was a retired Captain of the National Guard and Army Reserve being a Company Commander and Staff Officer.
He was the first National Guard ... Read more
Sandra Susan Crews Kirkhart |
July 24th, 1950 - January 3rd, 2015 64 Years
Sandra Susan Crews Kirkhart, 64
Lakeland – Sandra Susan Crews Kirkhart was born on July 24, 1950 to Winnie and Frank Crews in Wauchula, Florida.
Susan was a joy to her parents, she grew up running and climbing trees and took piano lessons. Her family moved to Safety Harbor, Florida when she completed 4th grade. She loved Safety Harbor and attended Elementary and Junior High School there.
She was happiest out in the woods, or in the water, or playing the piano. She ... Read more
Stanley E. Downey (Stan) |
March 25th, 1936 - January 3rd, 2015 78 Years
Stanley E. Downey, (Stan) 78
Lakeland – Stanley E. Downey 78, died on Saturday, January 3, 2015 from cancer.
He was born on March 25, 1936 in Palmerston, Ontario, Canada.
He is survived by his wife Diane of 51, years, 5 children, Dale of Alberta, Debbie of Alberta, Christopher of Florida, Craig of Georgia and Cheryl of Kentucky, 14 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 1 sister, Vioa of Ontario.
He was an avid bowler, very competitive and a frustrated farmer. He ha ... Read more
Edna Harmon Prevatt |
October 17th, 1917 - January 2nd, 2015 97 Years
Edna Harmon Prevatt, 97
Lakeland - Edna Harmon Prevatt died at home of natural causes on January 2, 2015. She was 97. Edna was married to the love of her life, Rubert for 61 years.
Born in Bluefield, West Virginia, Lakeland was Edna’s home for 55 years. During that time she worked as a preschool teacher, administrative assistant, volunteered as a Sunday school teacher, served on the board of directors for Camp Fire, USA and was involved in the Florida Southern College Facult ... Read more