Joseph F. Hayes, Sr. |
December 8th, 1939 - December 15th, 2013 74 Years
Joseph F. Hayes, Sr. 74, of Lakeland, FL, and former longtime resident of Stoddard, NH, passed away peacefully at home after a long period of failing health surrounded by members of his family on Dec. 15, 2013.
He was born Dec. 8, 1939, in Salem, MA, son of the late Francis and Dorothy (Therrio) Hayes.
He grew up in Salem and graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Lynn, MA. He served in the Air National Guard. He attended Indiana University and Boston University and became a licens ... Read more
Eugene L. Roberts |
November 22nd, 1932 - December 11th, 2013 81 Years
Eugene L. Roberts, 81
Lakeland – Eugene Roberts passed away on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 due to congestive heart failure. He was born in Key West, Florida on November 22, 1932. Mr. Roberts was extremely active in our community; he was truly a man that loved his city, state, and nation.
He had served in and led many charitable organizations. He served on the Central Florida Human Services Inc., as Chairman and Board Member, President of Lakeland Scottish Rite Club ... Read more
Phyllis Jean Jacobs |
May 14th, 1938 - December 10th, 2013 75 Years
Phyllis Jean Jacobs, 75
Phyllis Jacobs passed away on December 10, 2013 due to respiratory failure at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. She was born on May 14, 1938 in Gary IN. to William and Naomi Maurer. Phyllis worked at Southeastern University as a financial aid counselor for 25 years. She was a long time member of Southside Assembly of God in Lakeland and enjoyed singing in the choir.
Phyllis is preceded in death by her husband Richard Jacobs and her twin si ... Read more
James H. Hankins |
March 10th, 1931 - December 10th, 2013 82 Years
Rev. Dr. James Herbert Hankins
United Methodist Pastor
Lakeland: James (Jim) Hankins, 82, left his earthly home to be with his Lord on December 10, 2013 due to lung cancer. He was born on March 10, 1931 to Rev. Leroy and Florence Hankins in Cedar Bluff, VA. Dr. Hankins was an active minister in the United Methodist Church for 43 years. He and his beloved wife, Eleanor, were also missionaries for 14 years in Liberia, West Africa. He began his ministry in the Holston Conference and then join ... Read more
Edward E. Murphey |
June 29th, 1926 - December 6th, 2013 87 Years
Edward E. Murphey, 87, passed away peacefully of heart failure on December 6, 2013.
Born in Palmetto, FL, he moved to Tennessee at an early age where he lived until retirement from GMAC. He then moved to Lakeland in 1986 where he enjoyed travel and golf.
He served in the US Marine Corps and attended The University of North Carolina. His passions included camping, hiking, tennis and running. For many years he led his son’s scouting groups on hiking and back ... Read more
William Thomas Parry |
September 28th, 1942 - December 5th, 2013 71 Years
William Thomas Parry, died December 5, 2013. He was born in Bartow, Florida on September 28, 1942 to Lucile (Enwright) and Thomas Houghton Parry, Jr.
Known as Bill Parry to most, he was graduated from Lake Wales High School where he played football and then attended the University of Florida. Bill served in the United States Marine Corps, training at Paris Island, North Carolina, and then was chosen for the elite Fifth Force Reconnaissance Company and trained at Camp Pendleton, California. ... Read more
Jean Merle Hilton |
December 22nd, 1929 - December 2nd, 2013 83 Years
Jean Merle Hilton, 83
Lakeland - Jean M. Hilton, 83, was born in Orwell, NY on December 22, 1929. She passed away, December 2, 2013 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center due to heart failure.
Jean was the cafeteria manager at Crystal Lake Elementary School.
She worked for the school system for over 22 years. She was a member of Scott Lake Baptist Church.
Jean is preceded in death by her husband Melvin, and brother, Louis Cole.
She is survived by her daughters, Melva Leyne ... Read more
Douglass Kellogg Harwell, Sr. |
February 16th, 1917 - November 30th, 2013 96 Years
Douglass K. Harwell, Sr.
(Feb. 16, 1917-Nov. 30, 2013)
Douglass K. Harwell, Sr. of Lakeland, FL, patriot and part of Lakeland’s early history, died from natural causes at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Saturday morning. Mr. D.K, as he would become known around town, was born in Inaha, GA, February 16, 1917. His family moved to Plant City in 1928 where his father raised strawberries. He was a member of Boy Scout Troop #5 where he earned his Eagle Scout designation. That Troop had 76 memb ... Read more
Rudolph H. Brown, Jr |
November 13th, 1929 - November 25th, 2013 84 Years
Rudolph H. Brown Jr. 84
Lakeland - Rudolph H. Brown, Jr. passed away November 25 at Good Shepherd Hospice due to heart failure.
Rudolph was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in the Korean War. He was an Office Manager for Western Electric. He was a member of the Knight of Columbus and the Church of the Resurrection.
He is survived by his wife, Natalie, of 65 years, son, Rudy Brown III (Mary Ann), daughter, Bonnie Patchell (Rusty), four grandchildren and three great-grandchildre ... Read more
Wilma Carrillo |
July 2nd, 1940 - November 20th, 2013 73 Years
WILMA CARRILLO, 73
Wilma Carrillo, surrounded by her husband and four children, passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at the age of 73, from complications suffered from a stroke in Lakeland, Florida.
Wilma, the daughter of Wilson Tavares and Maria Cruz Correia, was born on July 2, 1940, in Penedo, Estado de Lagoas and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Wilma’s parents instilled in her a love of learning and a desire for travel and adventure. Wilma excelled academically and graduated ... Read more
Jeremiah Grady Simpson |
November 8th, 1985 - November 17th, 2013 28 Years
Jeremiah “Joe” Grady Simpson, 28, died unexpectedly in a motor vehicle accident on Sunday, November 17, 2013.
A Lakeland, Florida native, Jeremiah graduated with honors from George Jenkins High School. An avid Florida Gator, he attended the University of Florida to study mathematics and to indulge in Gator football. As his academic work came to a close, Jeremiah enlisted in the United States Army.
Jeremiah served with the 52nd Signal Battalion, JNOC platoon, in Stuttgart, Germany for ... Read more
Jerry Lee Crutcher |
June 4th, 1944 - November 15th, 2013 69 Years
Jerry Lee Crutcher,
Lakeland – Jerry Lee Crutcher passed away on November 15, 2013 due to heart failure. He was born on June 4, 1944 in Shelby Township, Michigan to Otis and Floy Crutcher. Jerry was a resident of Lakeland since 1983.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Marilyn; children, Patti (Stephen) Kerstein, Terilynn Lobdell, William Crutcher, Barbara (Brian) Cadiz, Jennifer Estremos; and 10 grandchildren.
A funeral mass will be held on Friday November 22, 2013 at 6:00 PM at the Chur ... Read more
Shirelle Elizabeth Williams Baldwin |
April 2nd, 1969 - November 14th, 2013 44 Years
Lakeland – Shirelle Elizabeth Williams Baldwin, 44, passed away November 14, 2013 due to an auto accident. A viewing will be held on November 21, 2013 from 4-6pm at Heath Tribute Center. A celebration of Life will be held on November 22, 2013 from 5-7pm at Family Worship Center. ... Read more
Donald Edward Estabrook |
January 23rd, 1945 - November 13th, 2013 68 Years
DONALD E.ESTABROOK, 68 LAKELAND - Donald E. Estabrook, 68, of Lakeland, Florida, born on January, 23, 1945, was called home on November 13, 2013 after a long bout with pulmonary fibrosis, surrounded by family. Survived by wife, Darlene, daughters Lynn, Donna and Katie, step-daughters Laura and Angela, grandchildren Alic-ia, Christopher, Andrew, Kaylee, Hannah, Addy, Josie, Alyssa, Lucy, Juliet and great granddaughter Ava Grace. Survived by brother Joe Estabrook and family, many nieces and nephe ... Read more