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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

George B. Asche | April 29th, 1936 - July 15th, 2014 78 Years

George Burdette Asche, 78, of Lakeland, surrounded by his loving family, passed away on July 15, due to complications from cancer, following a courageous battle. Born April 29, 1936 to George and Josephine Asche in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, he grew up in Daytona Beach. George graduated from Daytona Beach Junior College and went on to attend The University of Florida where he majored in civil engineering and met his wife, Judy. The couple resided near Ocala where George played a key role ... Read more

Gloria M. Jarvis | November 5th, 1916 - July 14th, 2014 97 Years

Gloria M. Jarvis, 97 Homemaker Lakeland- Mrs. Gloria M. Jarvis died on July 14, 2014 at her home due to natural causes. She was born November 5, 1916 in Grainger, Ohio. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Mrs. Jarvis was predeceased by her husband of over 50 years, Russell C. Jarvis, son, Lawrence Jarvis and daughter, Laurel R. McGrath. Survivors include her sister, Jeanne Hough, N.Y., 5 grandchildren, Cathleen ... Read more

Ronald Lance | October 28th, 1939 - July 14th, 2014 74 Years

Ronald B. Lance RV Repairman Lakeland - Ronald Lance died on July 14, 2014 due to COPD. He was born on Oct. 28, 1939 in Flint, MI. The family moved to Lakeland in the 60’s. He served in the United States Army. He worked for Conibear RV Center as a recreational vehicle repairman for several years. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Shirley, son, Aaron Lance, daughter, Torinda Harris, grandson, David Harris, 3 granddaughters, Rebecea Cox, Sara Lance, Danielle Davis, 4 great grandchil ... Read more

Avon Mann Trask | August 25th, 1923 - July 14th, 2014 90 Years

Avon Mann ‘Bud’ Trask, 90 LAKELAND - Avon “Bud” M. Trask, 90, of Lakeland, passed away at Good Shepherd Hospice House from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Bud was born in Terra Ceia, Florida on August 25, 1923 to Beulah Perkins Trask and Robert Barnett Trask. The Trask family returned to their hometown of Lakeland a few years later. Bud’s grandmother was from the Mann family, true pioneers of Polk County who moved here in 1866 at the close of the Civil War. Bud’s grandfat ... Read more

Roger Alan James, Sr. | November 10th, 1940 - July 11th, 2014 73 Years

Roger Alan James, Sr., 74 Electronics Engineer Lakeland – Mr. Roger A. James, Sr., of Lakeland passed away on July 11, 2014 due to heart failure. He was 74 years old. Roger was born in San Diego, CA on November 10, 1940. He moved to Lakeland in 1941. He was an Electrician for Walt Disney World, retired after 20 years. He had worked in Electronics for Texas Instruments, RCA, Diebold, Motorola, Honeywell, Piper Aircraft, and Beech Aircraft. He was a Navy Veteran, D.J. for WLK in h ... Read more

Randy Veteto | April 8th, 1957 - July 11th, 2014 57 Years

Randy A Veteto, 57 Randy entered eternal life on July 11, after a 10-month battle with cancer. Originally from Monticello, IL, Randy and family moved around for many years before settling in Lakeland, FL in 1999. Known as “Pops” to his sons and grandchildren and “Ran” to his wife, Randy deeply treasured his family. He found his forever & always love in his hometown, and as a child chased her around the playground yelling “I’m gonna marry you!” And he did. 35 years he journeyed ... Read more

Mary E. Napoletan | September 5th, 1921 - July 11th, 2014 92 Years

Mary E. Napoletan, 92 Realtor Lakeland – Mary E. Napoletan passed away unexpectedly on July 11, 2014 due to natural causes. Mary was born on September 5, 1921, in Schenectady, NY. Mary is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Joseph A. Napoletan; sisters, Carmela Mirabile and Ann Catalfamo; brothers, Dominick and Anthony Catalfamo. She is survived by her children, Nada (Stephen) Rutka of Lakeland and Philip (Marianne) Napoletan; 3 grandsons, Joey, David, and Ben Napoletan of Al ... Read more

Faith Philpot | November 3rd, 1956 - July 11th, 2014 57 Years

Faith Philpot, 57 Executive Assistant at Saddle Creek Logistics Services Lakeland- Ms. Faith Philpot beloved mother, daughter, sister and friend entered heaven on July 11, 2014 due to complications from surgery at Shands Hospital. She was born November 3, 1956 in Orlando, Florida. She was a member of Highland Park Church of the Nazarene and was a dedicated employee to Watkins Motor Lines/FedEx for 33 years. She was an avid gardener, she loved spending time at the cabin in Murphy, N.C., fishi ... Read more

 
 

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Heath Funeral Chapel offers many different services, tailored to your needs. We are here to replace confusion with calm, doubts with certainty, and questions with answers. Here, you will find a quiet gentleness in an atmosphere of dignity, capability, and trust. We believe your service choice is a personal decision. At Heath Funeral Chapel we explain the options available, and then allow you to make your own decisions.

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Funeral practices are influenced by religious and cultural traditions, costs and personal preferences. These factors help determine whether the funeral will be elaborate or simple, public or private, religious or secular, and where it will be held. They also influence if there will be a viewing or visitation, whether the casket will be open or closed, and whether burial or cremation is the answer.

There are two basic types of funerals, and a myriad of choices in between.

Heath Understands that Every Service Should Be Unique Because we take great care to personalize arrangements, Heath offers services selected to ensure that we provide what is meaningful, needed and affordable. You won’t be overwhelmed because we’re here to help with any or all of these details:

  • Notifying family and friends
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  • Working with area cemeteries
  • Securing death certificates
  • Securing a member of the clergy to conduct services
  • Arranging floral tributes
  • Assisting the family with legal and insurance matters, including Social Security and Veteran’s benefits
  • Arranging for musicians.
Obituaries

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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Deloris Maxine Grady

February 6th, 1926 - July 18th, 2014 88 Years

Obit pic Deloris Maxine Grady, 86 Accountant Lakeland – Deloris Maxine Grady, 86, died of a stroke Friday, July 18, 2014 at Lakeland Regional Medical Cente... Read more

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John Thomas Cline

October 23rd, 1917 - July 17th, 2014 96 Years

Obit pic John Thomas Cline, 96 Owner – JT Cline Citrus Mr. John Thomas Cline passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Highlands Lake Skilled Nursing Fac... Read more

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George B. Asche

April 29th, 1936 - July 15th, 2014 78 Years

Obit pic George Burdette Asche, 78, of Lakeland, surrounded by his loving family, passed away on July 15, due to complications from cancer, following a courage... Read more

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Gloria M. Jarvis

November 5th, 1916 - July 14th, 2014 97 Years

Obit pic Gloria M. Jarvis, 97 Homemaker Lakeland- Mrs. Gloria M. Jarvis died on July 14, 2014 at her home due to natural causes. She was born November 5, ... Read more

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Ronald Lance

October 28th, 1939 - July 14th, 2014 74 Years

Obit pic Ronald B. Lance RV Repairman Lakeland - Ronald Lance died on July 14, 2014 due to COPD. He was born on Oct. 28, 1939 in Flint, MI. The family mov... Read more

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Avon Mann Trask

August 25th, 1923 - July 14th, 2014 90 Years

Obit pic Avon Mann ‘Bud’ Trask, 90 LAKELAND - Avon “Bud” M. Trask, 90, of Lakeland, passed away at Good Shepherd Hospice House from complications of A... Read more

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Roger Alan James, Sr.

November 10th, 1940 - July 11th, 2014 73 Years

Obit pic Roger Alan James, Sr., 74 Electronics Engineer Lakeland – Mr. Roger A. James, Sr., of Lakeland passed away on July 11, 2014 due to heart fail... Read more

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Randy Veteto

April 8th, 1957 - July 11th, 2014 57 Years

Obit pic Randy A Veteto, 57 Randy entered eternal life on July 11, after a 10-month battle with cancer. Originally from Monticello, IL, Randy and family move... Read more

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Writing Your Life Story
Learn the Five Most Important Things

Tribute Center at Heath Funeral Chapel
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April 10 3:00pm

Gay Finkleman
Certified Lifewriting Instructor
and Personal Historian

Veterans & End of Life Issues

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May 15 3:00pm

Allyson Moskowitz LCSW
Social Services and
Volunteer Services Manager
Good Shepherd Hospice

Stages of Grief

Tribute Center at Heath Funeral Chapel
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June 19 3:00pm

Rica Walker LMHC
Grief Services Coordinator
Good Shepherd Hospice

Myths and Truth about Hospice Care

Tribute Center at Heath Funeral Chapel
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July 17 3:00pm

Margaret Welsh
Community Relations Representative
Good Shepherd Hospice

 
 
 

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