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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 Registered Nurse 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 Fishin’ Shed 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 Medical Technologist 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 Royster Mines 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

 
 

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

Laura Jane Compton

June 8th, 1928 - May 25th, 2015 86 Years

Obit pic 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 chi... Read more

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Cynthia Simmons Hallman

October 16th, 1959 - May 25th, 2015 55 Years

Obit pic Cynthia Simmons Hallman, 55 Lakeland: Cynthia Simmons Hallman, 55, of Lakeland, passed away on May 25, 2015 at home surrounded by her family. ... Read more

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Helen Shaw Birch

November 11th, 1926 - May 24th, 2015 88 Years

Obit pic Helen Shaw Birch Registered Nurse Lakeland – Helen Shaw Birch passed away on May 24, 2015. She was born on November 11, 1926, in Dunedin, Flori... Read more

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Janet Fae Darnell

June 26th, 1930 - May 19th, 2015 84 Years

Obit pic 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 lu... Read more

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Dale Henry Twachtmann

March 22nd, 1932 - May 17th, 2015 83 Years

Obit pic Dale Henry Twachtmann Dale H.Twachtmann, longtime water resources, environmental administrator and Consultant passed away peacefully at his home i... Read more

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Richard Arnold Ficquette, Sr.

August 11th, 1948 - May 16th, 2015 66 Years

Obit pic 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 ... Read more

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Marilee Harper Trask

February 3rd, 1923 - May 12th, 2015 92 Years

Obit pic 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 Ma... Read more

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Frank Duane Shedd

October 15th, 1928 - May 10th, 2015 86 Years

Obit pic Frank Duane Shedd, 86 Fishin’ Shed Lakeland – Frank Duane Shedd passed away on May 10, 2015 at Lakeland Regional from pneumonia. He was born ... Read more

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Harry Seaman Clark

September 19th, 1926 - May 10th, 2015 88 Years

Obit pic Harry Seaman Clark, 88 Medical Technologist Lakeland- Mr. Harry Seaman Clark died on May 10, 2015 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. He was born... Read more

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Jimmy Ray Casey

May 8th, 1941 - May 10th, 2015 74 Years

Obit pic 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 Floral... Read more

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Dennis Earl Lennon

February 19th, 1950 - May 9th, 2015 65 Years

Obit pic 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.... Read more

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Hense (Trey) Williams, III

November 14th, 1991 - May 9th, 2015 23 Years

Obit pic 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 Nove... Read more

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March 19, 2015

Community Relations Representive
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5:30 pm
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