Paul Richard Prunier |
April 29th, 1932 - November 25th, 2015 83 Years
Pending ... Read more
Mary B. White |
February 16th, 1930 - November 25th, 2015 85 Years
Mary B. White passed away, Wednesday, November 25, 2015. She was born on February 16, 1930 to William and Mae Bradshaw in Burgaw, North Carolina.
Mary worked as a secretary for the Polk County School Board for many years.
Mary is survived by her one son, John White; two daughters, Gayle McMahon and Lisa Engle; and two grandchildren, Paige McMahon and Brandon Judd.
Inurnment will take place at a later time at Oak Hill Burial Park ... Read more
Charles Henry Brabant |
March 27th, 1945 - November 24th, 2015 70 Years
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George Wells Harvey |
May 25th, 1925 - November 23rd, 2015 90 Years
George Wells Harvey, Jr., 90, passed away peacefully Monday, November 23, 2015 in Lakeland, Florida.
George was born to Edythe Cannon and George Wells Harvey, Sr. in Chattanooga, Tennessee on May 25, 1925. As a boy, he enjoyed fishing and playing football for his alma mater Chattanooga Central High School where he earned the nickname "Lefty." He graduated in 1944 and enlisted in the United States Navy soon after.
George was stationed in San Diego, California, Pearl Harbor and the Ulithi A ... Read more
Kerens P. Fitzgerald |
September 11th, 1939 - November 23rd, 2015 76 Years
Kerens P. Fitzgerald died on 11/23/15. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters. He is survived by 2 sisters and his extended loving family. ... Read more
Tanya Comparetto Friel |
December 1st, 1959 - November 19th, 2015 55 Years
Tanya Comparetto Friel, 55
Tanya Comparetto Friel, 55, passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2015. Tanya was born on December 1st, 1959 in Tampa, Florida.
She grew up in Tampa and graduated from The Academy of Holy Names (’78). She attended the University of Florida (’82) and then continued her education at Mercer University (’85) from which she earned her law degree.
Family had moved from Tampa to Lakeland, so she decided to make the move as well after law school. Tanya began w ... Read more
Robbie (Gizmo) McCracken Wallach |
May 20th, 1928 - November 14th, 2015 87 Years
Robbie (Gizmo) McCracken Wallach
Lakeland – Robbie McCracken Wallach, 87, passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2015.
She was the eighth of ten children born to Robert and MaryJane McCracken on May 20, 1928, in Socrum, FL.
Robbie was a “Strawberry Girl” attending school during the summers, allowing her and her siblings
To work in the strawberry fields during the winter months.
Early in her life she was a server at Reececliff and later acted as a nursing assistant to the eld ... Read more
Girard Gartrell Etheridge, III |
October 7th, 1958 - November 14th, 2015 57 Years
Girard Gartrell Etheridge III - 57
Lakeland - Girard Gartrell Etheridge III, passed away on November 14, 2015 at Lakeland Regional Health.
Girard was born October 7, 1958, in Lakeland, Florida. He lived in Lakeland his entire life. He attended Lakeland High School. While growing up in Lakeland he was very active in the Boy Scouts and both school and community sports; playing football and little league baseball as catcher. He was recognized as one of the outstanding players year after yea ... Read more
Robert Warren Phillips |
October 22nd, 1925 - November 12th, 2015 90 Years
Robert Warren Michael Phillips, 90, recently of Lakeland FL, previously of Pembroke Pines, FL died of congestive heart failure on November 12, 2015 in Lakeland FL.
Robert was born on October 22, 1925 in New York, NY to Solomon Joseph Phillips, and Rose Abrams Phillips. Married on June 3, 1950 in New York to Irma Pedrogo. He served in the United States Army Air Forces from 1944 through 1946 as a cryptographic technician, enciphering and deciphering air to ground radio. He attended Columbia Un ... Read more
Ada Lee C. Wills |
March 5th, 1918 - November 10th, 2015 97 Years
Ada Lee C. Wills
Ada Lee was born and educated in Lakeland, attending schools at all grade levels in buildings now used for different purposes, such as Lawton Chiles School on Lake Wire (formerly Lakeland High School), and LVIM (formerly the John Cox School).
Her mother’s parents, the W.J. Reddicks, owned a grocery store and home in the 100 block of Missouri Avenue. Her mother, Edna Cloud, was a seamstress, and her father, Talley A. Cloud, was a conductor with the ... Read more
Jennifer Steinberg (Vandiver) |
December 17th, 1970 - November 9th, 2015 44 Years
Jennifer Steinberg (Vandiver)
Lakeland - Jennifer Steinberg (Vandiver), 44, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, November 9, 2015.
She was a longtime resident of Lakeland and attended Lakeland High School.
Her career in the animal care industry included working as kennel manager at Petland, as a vet tech at All Creatures Animal Clinic and bird groomer at Feathers. She recently started working at Southern Paws Pet Resort. She was known for her passion for animals and love of ... Read more
Lena Mary Pedone |
December 7th, 1914 - November 9th, 2015 100 Years
Lena Mary Pedone, 100, loved her family.
She believed that family, service, community and generosity were the cornerstones of a life well lived. She lived every moment by this mantra, and knew that a life without family, friends and giving, wasn’t really a life worth living.
She loved lunching with her sisters, Grace Scelfo, 92, and Rose Malcolm, 97, often.
She hated the beach, but went anyway because her family loved it. She was at every dance recital, concert, holiday performance, ... Read more
Eloise G. Myrick |
April 15th, 1926 - November 8th, 2015 89 Years
Eloise G. Myrick 89
Eloise Myrick died on November 8, 2015 of natural causes. She was born April 15, 1926 in Marion, S.C., a small town near Myrtle Beach, S.C. As a child, she spent many lovely summer visits there. Eloise was the youngest of eight children and only one sibling survives, Genevieve Owens of Lumberton, N.C.
Eloise leaves her loving and beloved daughter, Anna Allred, Anna’s husband, Ben Allred, three wonderful grandchildren, Nicholas Allred of New York City, Jonathan Allr ... Read more
David Joseph McCausland |
August 12th, 1945 - November 6th, 2015 70 Years
David Joseph McCausland was born August 12, 1945, to Joseph James and Ruth Thurnau McCausland in St. Louis, Missouri.
At an early age, David moved with his parents to central Florida and lived most of his childhood in the Crystal Lake community in Lakeland.
In 1964, David graduated from Lakeland Senior High School, where he played on the Dreadnaughts football team.
After serving in the U.S. Navy, David attended Alexander City (Alabama) Community College and Polk Community College (cu ... Read more