Laura Jane Compton |
June 8th, 1928 - May 25th, 2015 86 Years
Laura Jane Compton, 86
Laura J. Compton passed away peacefully on May 25, 2015 from complications of a stroke.
Born June 8, 1928, one of sixteen children, to Carl and Lula Camper, in Buchanan VA.
Laura came to Lakeland in 1958 with her husband and children from Roanoke, VA. She graduated from Florida Southern College in 1963 with a Bachelors Degree in Education. She was an English teacher at Kathleen Junior High School and retired after 28 years in 1991. She spent her retirement years dedi ... Read more
Cynthia Simmons Hallman |
October 16th, 1959 - May 25th, 2015 55 Years
Cynthia Simmons Hallman, 55
Lakeland: Cynthia Simmons Hallman, 55, of Lakeland, passed away on May 25, 2015 at home surrounded by her family.
Cindy was born in Columbia, South Carolina on October 16, 1959. She is preceded in death by her father Henry L. Simmons.
She is survived by her husband and best friend Bruce Hallman of Lakeland; mother Phyllis (Cookie) Everly of Centertown, KY; sisters Lori Davis of Centertown, KY, Carol Warner of Winter Haven, FL; Shelley Davis of Winter Have, ... Read more
Helen Shaw Birch |
November 11th, 1926 - May 24th, 2015 88 Years
Helen Shaw Birch
Lakeland – Helen Shaw Birch passed away on May 24, 2015. She was born on November 11, 1926, in Dunedin, Florida.
She was a surgical assistant and a glaucoma screening nurse. Helen was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Lakeland, Florida.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Bill Birch and her sister Mary Ann Mathew. She is survived by her sister, Hadley Jean Fuller and many nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held from 10: ... Read more
Janet Fae Darnell |
June 26th, 1930 - May 19th, 2015 84 Years
Janet Fae Darnell, 84
Lakeland – Janet Fae Darnell, 84, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at her home in Lakeland.
Janet was a victim of lung cancer, however, she accepted her fate with the utmost courage and resolve. Her beautiful smile, tender heart and love of laughter stayed with her to her final breath.
Janet was born in Demotte, IN on June 26, 1930 to Harold and Esther Hockney. She grew up in Northwest Indiana and worked most of her working years as a Bank Teller for several ... Read more
Dale Henry Twachtmann |
March 22nd, 1932 - May 17th, 2015 83 Years
Dale Henry Twachtmann
Dale H.Twachtmann, longtime water resources, environmental administrator and
Consultant passed away peacefully at his home in Lakeland, FL on Sunday, May 17.
Born March 22, 1932 in Lowden, Iowa, the son of Henry G. and Milda Butterbrodt
Twachtmann, he graduated from Lowden High School.
In 1955 he graduated from Iowa
State University with a degree in civil engineering and was designated the Distinguished
Military Graduate and named the Cadet Colonel.
He ser ... Read more
Richard Arnold Ficquette, Sr. |
August 11th, 1948 - May 16th, 2015 66 Years
Richard A. Ficquette, Sr., 66
Lakeland- Richard A. Ficquette, Sr., age 66, died peacefully at home on May 16, 2015. He was born in Orlando, FL on August 11, 1948. He graduated from the University of South Florida in 1970. Richard's career was in sales.
He was preceded in death by his parents Martha and Harry Ficquette and his brother Thomas Earl. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Susan DeRamus Ficquette, three sons Richard A. Ficquette, Jr. (Ashley), Brian N. Ficquette (Courtney ... Read more
Marilee Harper Trask |
February 3rd, 1923 - May 12th, 2015 92 Years
Marilee Harper Trask, 92
Marilee Harper Trask was born on February 3, 1923 in Dublin, GA to James and Carrie Harper. They moved to Lakeland when Marilee was 3 months old. She graduated from Lakeland Senior High School before attending Stetson University. Marilee was married to former Mayor George Warren Trask, Sr. for 68 years before his death. They joined First United Methodist Church where they became extremely active members. Marilee served on numerous boards and sang in the choir. She enj ... Read more
Frank Duane Shedd |
October 15th, 1928 - May 10th, 2015 86 Years
Frank Duane Shedd, 86
Lakeland – Frank Duane Shedd passed away on May 10, 2015 at Lakeland Regional from pneumonia. He was born on October 15, 1928 in Union,New York. He was a Korean War veteran. He was preceded in death by his first wife Irene, his second wife of 48 years, Joyce, and a step-daughter, Nancy Williams.
He is survived by his sons, Ray, Tommy (Donna), and Robert (Colleen); step-daughters; Lynda (Jim) Chaffin, Judy Croce, and Joanne Howard; 13 grandchildr ... Read more
Harry Seaman Clark |
September 19th, 1926 - May 10th, 2015 88 Years
Harry Seaman Clark, 88
Lakeland- Mr. Harry Seaman Clark died on May 10, 2015 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. He was born September 19, 1926 in Red Bluff, CA.
Harry serviced in the Army Air Corps in Anchorage, AL. He was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Joy, son, Jeffrey and daughter, Judith. He is survived by his daughters, Joan Clark, Orlando and Kathryn (Mike Brand), Ft. Meade.
Memorials may be ... Read more
Jimmy Ray Casey |
May 8th, 1941 - May 10th, 2015 74 Years
Jimmy Ray Casey, 74
Senior Project Engineer
Auburndale – Jimmy Ray Casey passed away on May 10, 2015 from a long illness. He was born in Florala, AL on May 8, 1941. He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Casey and his brother James Casey.
He is survived by his loving wife, Lorraine Tetreault Casey, his daughter Shawn Tyre (Phil) Auburndale; son Brian Casey (Tracie) Lakeland; grandchildren, Casey Tyre, Taylor Tyre, Connor Casey, Kourtney Casey; mother Katie B. Casey Eloise, FL ... Read more
Dennis Earl Lennon |
February 19th, 1950 - May 9th, 2015 65 Years
Dennis E. Lennon, 65 of Lakeland died 5/9/2015. Survived by Brother, Fred (Dian) & sister-in-law, Jannyce (Rick) Arnold, and several nieces & nephews. Heath Funeral Chapel. ... Read more
Hense (Trey) Williams, III |
November 14th, 1991 - May 9th, 2015 23 Years
Hense (Trey) Williams III, 23
Hense (Trey) Williams III, 23 of Lakeland, FL, passed on Saturday, May 9, 2015.
He was born in Tampa, FL, on November 14, 1991. Hense attended Polk County Schools, he graduated from George Jenkins High School June 2010.
He enlisted in the United States Army Reserves in 2009 was currently serving.
Hense was a business entrepreneur who was part owner of Downtown Records. He was an upcoming and extremely talented music artist who was also considered a poet ... Read more
Nina Faye Redding |
August 15th, 1929 - May 6th, 2015 85 Years
Nina Faye Redding, 85
Personnel Director Base Exchange Services
Lakeland- Mrs. Nina Faye Redding died on May 6, 2015 at LRMC. She was born August 15, 1929 in Jackson Springs, NC. Nina was a member of the First United Methodist Church, active member of the United Methodist Women, a member of Good Sam camping group, former member of Eastern Star and American Business Women’s Association.
She was predeceased by her husband, MSgt. Joseph Redding, and daughter, Donna R. White. Survived by ... Read more
Jack Phillip Roop |
September 1st, 1937 - May 6th, 2015 77 Years
Jack Phillip Roop, 77
Auburndale – Jack Phillip Roop passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. He was born on September 1, 1937 in Roanoke, Virginia to Edward Logan Roop and Hattie Mae Keaton Roop.
He retired after 20 years with Royster Mines in Mulberry, FL.
Jack is preceded in death his parents Edward and Hattie Mae Roop, Brothers, Sonny Roop, Jerry Roop, Jay Roop and Sister Joyce Roop.
He is survived by daughter Lisa Barnes and son Phillip Alan Roop and 1 brother Je ... Read more