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Mary Clark McKnight | April 9th, 1922 - August 27th, 2014 92 Years

MARY CLARK McKNIGHT Elementary Teacher/Homemaker Mary C. McKnight, 92, was welcomed to her heavenly Father's home on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 due to dementia. Mrs. McKnight was born April 9, 1922 in Carlisle, PA. She was the youngest of three sisters born to Charles H. and Florence N. Clark. She was a graduate of Dickinson College, a member of Chi Omega sorority and an elementary school teacher. Mrs. McKnight met the love of her life, John H. McKnight, while John was attending Dickinson Sch ... Read more

Jeanne B. Mason | December 5th, 1919 - August 25th, 2014 94 Years

Jeanne B. Mason, 94, of Sandwich, Illinois, previously of Lakeland, Florida, passed away peacefully at her home Monday, August 25, 2014. She was born December 5, 1919 in Camden, NJ to the late May (Wooters) Brulatour Wood and Jean Leonard Brulatour. She married W. Finley Mason on June 20, 1941. Jeanne was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sandwich, IL. She graduated from the University of Delaware in 1941.  She is survived by her three children, Joseph (Diana) Mason of Chesterfie ... Read more

Fances Louise Hatchett | April 6th, 1922 - August 24th, 2014 92 Years

Frances L. Hatchett, 92 Registered Nurse Lakeland- Mrs. Frances L. Hatchett died on August 24, 2014 at LRMC due to natural causes. She was born April 6, 1922 in Lakeland, Florida. She was a member of Dixie Highway Baptist Church. Mrs. Hatchett and her husband loved singing and they sang at the local nursing homes. She was preceded in death by her husband, Reverend Thomas V. Hatchett, her son, John C. Guinn, and her two daughters, June E. Hamblen and Kay F. Humphries. Survivors include ... Read more

Walter Bielanski | May 15th, 1922 - August 6th, 2014 92 Years

Walter Bielanski May 15, 1922 to August 6, 2014 58-year Lakeland resident, passed away August 6th from respiratory failure. Born in Detroit, Michigan and raised on farm near Vasser, Michigan. Later at Michigan State University he met Phyllis Olin, “the best part of his life”. During WWII served in the Army Air Corps as a B24 bombardier, based in England. Returned in 1944, married Phyllis and began a 39 year career with Auto Owners Insurance in Detroit. He transferred to Lakeland in 1 ... Read more

Janice Gail Anglin | May 19th, 1945 - August 2nd, 2014 69 Years

Jan "Janice Gail" Blanton Anglin, 69 of Lakeland, went to spend eternity with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 2, 2014. Cause of death was dementia. She was born in Thomasville, GA on May 19, 1945 to J. Lamar and Frances Woodward Blanton and moved to Lakeland in 1950. She was a founding member of Crossroads Baptist Church. Jan graduated from Lakeland Senior High School in 1963, attended the School of Nursing at Johns Hopkins University, returned to Lakeland and married Frank D. Angl ... Read more

Amos "Tom" Monroe Mote | October 29th, 1919 - August 1st, 2014 94 Years

Amos (Tom) M. Mote, 94 Retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Lakeland – Tom M. Mote, 94, passed away on August 1, 2014 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, due to natural causes. He was born in Dahlonega, Georgia, on October 29, 1919 and was raised in Kokoma, Indiana. At the beginning of WWII, Tom joined the Army Air Core Flying Cadets and served in the Pacific. At the end of WWII, he served in Europe during its reconstruction. He also served in the Korean Conflict and as an advisor in the Vietn ... Read more

Charles Richard Kennedy | November 22nd, 1948 - July 31st, 2014 65 Years

CHARLES RICHARD KENNEDY, 65 LAKELAND – Charles Richard “Dick” Kennedy, 65, of Lakeland, died July 31, 2014 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born November 22, 1948 in Washington, D.C., the son of the late Phillip F. and H. Dorothy (Simmons) Kennedy. He was a 1967 graduate of Assumption Preparatory School in Worcester, Mass. While there he earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He received a bachelor’s degree from Florida Southern College in 1983. He received his certificati ... Read more

Gerald Ray Stallings | September 17th, 1929 - July 28th, 2014 84 Years

Ray Stallings (Big Daddy) Stallings Crop Insurance Corp. Veteran Korea, 1st Lieutenant Lakeland – Gerald Ray Stallings, age 84, passed away July 28, 2014 of heart failure at his home in Bartow, FL. Ray, who was born in Valdosta, Ga on September 17th, 1929, was raised in the community of New Lois, between Nashville and Valdosta. He attended New Lois Community School, Gordon Military School and the University of Georgia until he was called to duty in Korea in July 1952, where he ... Read more

Norma Rae Whitten | February 1st, 1925 - July 25th, 2014 89 Years

Norma Rae Whitten passed away on July 25, 2014. She was born on February 1, 1925, in Lakeland, Florida, to Edgar and Ollie Fearrand. Norma was a homemaker and married to Charles Whitten for 44 years raising 3 children. She was a native of Lakeland and lived there her entire life. She loved to garden and once won the Lakeland Beautification award. Norma is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Whitten, in 1990. She is survived by her children, Sherri Thomas, of Lakeland, Florida, Shirle ... Read more

Joanne R. Walker | October 23rd, 1931 - July 24th, 2014 82 Years

Joanne R. Walker, 82 Lakeland – Joanne Walker, 82, passed away on July 24, 2014 after a brief struggle with cancer. She was born on October 23, 1931, in Bloomington, IN, the daughter of Frank and Marie Randall. Joanne’s family relocated to Florida when she was 2 and she spent the majority of her life living in Lakeland. After graduating from Lakeland High School, class of 1949, Joanne married Roy Lyndon Walker. In addition to raising two wonderful children, she also worked many years ... Read more

Rochelle "Shelley" Pickett Winebarger | June 14th, 1965 - July 24th, 2014 49 Years

Rochelle “Shelley” Pickett Winebarger 49 Rochelle Pickett Winebarger passed away July 24, 2014 at Good Shepherd Hospice of cancer. Shelley was an active member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and MOM’S Ministry She is survived by her husband of 25 years. Donald Fred Winebarger, daughter Kailey Marie, and mother Marie Heath Lambruschini, her sister Nicole Marie Moore and five half sisters A visitation will be held Tue. July 29 from 1- 1:30 Pm at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with ... Read more

James Grady Fields | October 6th, 1915 - July 18th, 2014 98 Years

James Grady Fields, 98, died July 18, 2014 of congestive heart failure with his loving family at his side. He was born October 6, 1915 in Lakeland, FL. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corp and during World War II in the U.S. Navy. He retired from Buttercrust Bakery after 33 years. He was a faithful member of Trinity Church of God, a role model and admired by his family and all who knew him. Grady enjoyed gardening, fishing and his family. He was our hero, such a wonderful, gentle, Chri ... Read more

Deloris Maxine Grady | February 6th, 1926 - July 18th, 2014 88 Years

Deloris Maxine Grady, 86 Accountant Lakeland – Deloris Maxine Grady, 86, died of a stroke Friday, July 18, 2014 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Born February, 1926, in Elkhart, Indiana, she moved to Florida in 1970. In 1973, she started work as an accountant with the Department of Citrus. She retired in 1995 as Revenue Accountant. Deloris was a resident of Beacon Terrace, where she had been an active member of the Home Owners Association, serving on the board and as President for se ... Read more

John Thomas Cline | October 23rd, 1917 - July 17th, 2014 96 Years

John Thomas Cline, 96 Owner – JT Cline Citrus Mr. John Thomas Cline passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Highlands Lake Skilled Nursing Facility in Lakeland FL, due to natural causes. Tom Cline was born on October 23, 1917 in Arcadia, FL to Dr. and Mrs. R. L. Cline. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie. Survivors include stepsons John Hayes, George M. Hayes III, Stan Hayes, one daughter, Debbie (Gene) Hendry, and one grandson, Wiley Miles Hendry. Mr. Cline was a graduate ... 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

Mary Clark McKnight

April 9th, 1922 - August 27th, 2014 92 Years

Obit pic MARY CLARK McKNIGHT Elementary Teacher/Homemaker Mary C. McKnight, 92, was welcomed to her heavenly Father's home on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 due ... Read more

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Jeanne B. Mason

December 5th, 1919 - August 25th, 2014 94 Years

Obit pic Jeanne B. Mason, 94, of Sandwich, Illinois, previously of Lakeland, Florida, passed away peacefully at her home Monday, August 25, 2014. She was born ... Read more

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Fances Louise Hatchett

April 6th, 1922 - August 24th, 2014 92 Years

Obit pic Frances L. Hatchett, 92 Registered Nurse Lakeland- Mrs. Frances L. Hatchett died on August 24, 2014 at LRMC due to natural causes. She was born Ap... Read more

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Walter Bielanski

May 15th, 1922 - August 6th, 2014 92 Years

Obit pic Walter Bielanski May 15, 1922 to August 6, 2014 58-year Lakeland resident, passed away August 6th from respiratory failure. Born in Detroit, Michig... Read more

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Janice Gail Anglin

May 19th, 1945 - August 2nd, 2014 69 Years

Obit pic Jan "Janice Gail" Blanton Anglin, 69 of Lakeland, went to spend eternity with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 2, 2014. Cause of death was dem... Read more

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Amos "Tom" Monroe Mote

October 29th, 1919 - August 1st, 2014 94 Years

Obit pic Amos (Tom) M. Mote, 94 Retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Lakeland – Tom M. Mote, 94, passed away on August 1, 2014 at Lakeland Regional Medical Cen... Read more

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Charles Richard Kennedy

November 22nd, 1948 - July 31st, 2014 65 Years

Obit pic CHARLES RICHARD KENNEDY, 65 LAKELAND – Charles Richard “Dick” Kennedy, 65, of Lakeland, died July 31, 2014 after a lengthy battle with cancer... Read more

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Gerald Ray Stallings

September 17th, 1929 - July 28th, 2014 84 Years

Obit pic Ray Stallings (Big Daddy) Stallings Crop Insurance Corp. Veteran Korea, 1st Lieutenant Lakeland – Gerald Ray Stallings, age 84, passed ... Read more

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Norma Rae Whitten

February 1st, 1925 - July 25th, 2014 89 Years

Obit pic Norma Rae Whitten passed away on July 25, 2014. She was born on February 1, 1925, in Lakeland, Florida, to Edgar and Ollie Fearrand. Norma was a homem... Read more

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Joanne R. Walker

October 23rd, 1931 - July 24th, 2014 82 Years

Obit pic Joanne R. Walker, 82 Lakeland – Joanne Walker, 82, passed away on July 24, 2014 after a brief struggle with cancer. She was born on October 23, 19... Read more

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Rochelle "Shelley" Pickett Winebarger

June 14th, 1965 - July 24th, 2014 49 Years

Obit pic Rochelle “Shelley” Pickett Winebarger 49 Rochelle Pickett Winebarger passed away July 24, 2014 at Good Shepherd Hospice of cancer. Shelley was... Read more

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James Grady Fields

October 6th, 1915 - July 18th, 2014 98 Years

Obit pic James Grady Fields, 98, died July 18, 2014 of congestive heart failure with his loving family at his side. He was born October 6, 1915 in Lakeland, FL... Read more

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Writing Your Life Story
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Good Shepherd Hospice

Stages of Grief

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June 19 3:00pm

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Myths and Truth about Hospice Care

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