Our Obituaries

Lorraine M. Faucher

July 19, 1930 - December 7, 2017

Lorraine M. Faucher, 87, of Winter Haven, FL passed away on December 7, 2017. She was born in Rumford, Maine. After traveling extensively in there motorhome for 20 years with her husband, Douglas, she moved to this area in 2001. Mrs. Faucher was a homemaker who loved traveling, sewing, and playing poker with friends. She also loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. Mrs. Faucher...
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Julie Starr Brayley

May 12, 1961 - December 3, 2017

Julie Starr Brayley, 56, of Lake Wales, Florida passed away on December 3, 2017 in Auburndale, Florida. She was born on May 12, 1961 in Cheyenne, Wyoming and moved to this area from Alabama 20 years ago. She worked in the photo department at Walmart and was a member of Calvary First Assembly of God of Haines City, Florida, Impact Church of Lake Wales, Florida, and Lake Pierce Fisher of Men of...
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Iris P. Daley

April 21, 1930 - December 3, 2017

Iris P. Daley, 87, of Eagle Lake, FL passed away on Dec. 3, 2017 in Auburndale, FL. She was born in Dover, DE on April 21, 1930. She worked as a sales clerk for Cypress Gardens and was of the Methodist faith. She was also the proud wife of a veteran.Iris was preceded in death by her loving husband, Edward R. Daley Sr. She is survived by her daughter, Debra Adelman, sons; Edward R. Daley Jr.,...
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Marie C. Beahan

April 1, 1920 - November 30, 2017

Marie C. Beahan, age 97, of Spring Haven Retirement Community in Winter Haven, passed away on Nov. 30th at the George C. Forsythe Good Shepherd Hospice House in Auburndale after a brief illness.Marie was born April 1, 1920, in Towanda, PA to James and Carrie Christino. and graduated from Towanda High School in 1938. She later married classmate Bradley Beahan, who became a career airman serving...
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Kenneth W. Wilkerson

November 20, 1955 - November 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home, Winter Haven, FL.
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Jerry C. Renney

September 12, 1950 - November 28, 2017

Jerry C. Renney, Sr., at the age of 67, of Winter Haven, FL passedaway with Linda and family by his side on Tuesday, November 28, 2017.He was born on September 12, 1950 to Alvin and Florence Renney inSlocomb, AL. A Celebration of Life will take place on Tuesday,December 5, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The family asks, in lieu offlowers, to please donate to the American Cancer Society. We...
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Edith J. Murphy

May 6, 1926 - November 28, 2017

.Murphy, Edith Joan (nee Perry)With sadness and appreciation of a long, well-lived life, the family of Joan Perry Murphy announces her passing at home in Winter Haven, Florida, on November 28, 2017 at 91 years old.Born May 6, 1926 in Mont Alto, Pennsylvania, she spent the first years of her life living on the campus of the Pennsylvania State Forest Academy, where her father was a professor. The...
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Dale Kurtis Stedwell

January 9, 1962 - November 27, 2017

Dale Kurtis Stedwell, age 55, of Winter Haven, FL passed away Monday, November 27, 2017. He was born January 9, 1962 in Ithaca, NY the son of Leo Stedwell and Dolores Marshall Stedwell. He is survived by his wife if 32 years, Lora Stedwell and a loving family. Memorial Services are Friday, December 1, 2017 from 2:30-3:30pm at the Auditorium Dale Kurtis Stedwell, age 55, passed away on November 27...
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Ana Maria Camacho

July 24, 1930 - November 25, 2017

Winter Haven- Ana Maria Camacho, age 87, passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017. She was born July 24, 1930 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. She was of the Catholic Faith. Mrs. Camacho is survived by her husband: Juan C. Camacho, sons: Patricio Camacho (Marilou), Orlando Camacho (Kimberly), daughters: Laura Schneider, Anna Maria Hall (Charles), Virginia Sanchez (Miguel), Antonia Johnson, brothers:...
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Carmela R. Larrabee

July 30, 1936 - November 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home, Winter Haven, FL.
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Lillias Julia Walz

April 8, 1947 - November 22, 2017

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Stephanie Lynn Fischer

January 1, 1973 - November 17, 2017

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Robert Lee Jones

October 10, 1941 - November 15, 2017

Robert Lee Jones, affectionately known as"Bobby" and in later years as "Honest Bob" was born in Winter Haven Florida, on October 10, 1941 to Burton and Melbie Jones. He grew up right here in Winter Haven alongside his brother Alan Jones and his sister Sybil Jones Simo. He attended Snively Elementary School, Winter Haven High School and South Eastern University. As a young man, he served his...
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Dale Eugene Lewis

August 26, 1952 - November 12, 2017

Dale Eugene Lewis, age 65, of Winter Haven, FL passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017. He was born August 26, 1952 in Sikeston, MO the son of George Albert Lewis and Lena Maude Washburn Lewis. He was a Truck Driver. He attended the East Temple Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the US Air Force.In addition to his parents, Dale was preceded in death by his daughter Maggie Byers in 2008. He is...
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Richard Earl Ertenberg

August 27, 1944 - November 6, 2017

Instead of Flowers, Rick's Dream was for more to be done for the Children's Academy at Theater Winter Haven. Please make a donation in his nameRICHARD ERTENBERGWINTER HAVEN - Richard Ertenberg, 73, passed from this life on 11-6-17, to enter eternity with our Lord Jesus Christ. Rick's ever- loving kindness and sweet spirit prevailed as his body became crippled with Parkinson's disease and the...
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Yisidro J. Cano

December 14, 1942 - November 5, 2017

Isidoro J. Cano, 1942-2017On the evening of November 5, 2017, at the age of 74, Isidoro (Isi) Jaime Cano passed away due to natural causes. Having dedicated his life to the service of God, he continued to serve until almost his last days and touched the lives of thousands.Isi was born at home to the late Juan Francisco Flores Cano (Father) and Leonor Garcia Garcia (Mother) on December 14, 1942 in...
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John Michael Jackson

November 18, 1946 - November 5, 2017

John Michael Jackson 70Mike went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 5, 2017. He was born on Nov. 18, 1946 and lived in Lakeland his whole life. He graduated from Kathleen High School in 1965 and served honorably in the Army from 1965-1969. He was stationed in Germany for 2 years. He was a former firefighter with Lakeland Fire Dept. He also retired after 25 years with the Polk County...
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Janice F. Schroeder

May 28, 1935 - November 3, 2017

Janice Schroeder, 82, of Winter Haven, FL passed away on November 3, 2017. She was born in Winter Haven on May 28, 1935. She married her husband, Joe Schroeder, on Nov 1, 1959 at Perrin Air Force Base, Denison, TX. She spent twenty years traveling the world with her husband while he served in the Air Force. They moved back to this area in 1985 from Spokane, WA. She was a member of Calvary...
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Francis C. Myers

May 17, 1941 - November 3, 2017

Francis Carthel Myers, Jr. Lake Alfred- Francis Carthel Myers, Jr., age 76, passed away Friday, November 3, 2017. He was born May 17, 1941 in Ft. Meade, FL the son of Carthel and Mary Lewis Myers- Hunt. He was a Disabled US Army Veteran serving in Germany and Vietnam. He also served in the National Guard.Mr. Myers is survived by his wife of 15 years, Linda H. Myers, daughter: Jacquelynn Myers...
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George F. Schmidtke

November 13, 1915 - November 1, 2017

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Victoria Orzel

December 4, 1916 - October 28, 2017

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Marie A. Crano

May 4, 1922 - October 27, 2017

Marie Alice CranoMarie Alice Crano, 95, of Winter Haven, FL passed away on October 27, 2017. Marie was born May 5th, 1922, in Campbell, Ohio to Anthony and Annette Crano. Marie was raised in Weirton, WV, where after high school she earned her undergraduate degree at Duquesne University and the University of Pittsburgh, PA, all while working full and part time to pay her way through college. ...
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Pauline Ruhl Watterson

March 31, 1925 - October 24, 2017

Pauline Ruhl Watterson (Polly), 92, of Winter Haven, FL departed this life for the next peacefully in her home surrounded by family on Tuesday, October 24, 2017.Polly was born in Boston, Mass. the eighth of nine children. She is survived by her husband Lt. Col. Charles A. Watterson, Winter Haven; daughter - Susan W. Lee, Winter Haven; son - Lt. Cmdr. Charles A. Watterson, Jr. (Janice) Chattanooga...
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Thelma M. Soliday

November 24, 1932 - October 24, 2017

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Beverly Savage

November 9, 1948 - October 23, 2017

Beverly Savage, who was loved by all lives she touched, passed away on Monday, October 23,2017. Born in Savannah, GA on October 9, 1948, Beverly was a long time resident of WinterHaven, FL.She is survived by her daughter, Stacy Brigante (Andy), and her grandson, Dominic Brigante.She also leaves behind her sisters: Ellen Plasky, Joycelyn Savage, and her twin, Barbara Davis.A celebration of life...
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Curtis L. Banks

November 28, 1924 - October 17, 2017

CURTIS L. BANKS WINTER HAVEN - Curtis L. Banks, 92, entered into the presence of God at his home in Winter Haven, FL, on October 17, 2017. He was born in Grady Co., GA to the late James Perry Banks and Allie Clifford Thompson. On May 17, 1948 he married Frances L. Whitmire. He was employed by Bordoe's Citrus Co. from 1952 to 1989. He was a member of Central Assembly of God in Auburndale, FL for...
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Linda S. Bloomquist

August 2, 1928 - October 13, 2017

Linda S. Bloomquist, age 89, passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017. She was born on August 2, 1928 in New York City to Karl and Elna Soder.She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Floyd E. Bloomquist, and her sons, Dan Bloomquist and Richard Bloomquist, her grandchildren; Krissy, Rick, and Beth, and great grandchildren, Ricky and Aaron.There will be a graveside service at Rolling Hills...
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Lois Frakes

May 2, 1930 - October 12, 2017

LOIS SMITH FRAKES WINTER HAVEN - Mrs. Lois Frakes, 87, of Winter Haven, was born on May 2, 1930, in Steele, Missouri and departed this life on October 12, 2017, due to congestive heart failure. A retired elementary school teacher,Lois was preceded in death by husband, Tom, sister, Libby Fry, and daughter, Vicki Frakes Engel. She is survived by her daughter, Jill Frakes Kosmensky, and her three...
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Timothy Porter Pearson

September 5, 1962 - October 10, 2017

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Mary J. Hardman

August 16, 1943 - October 10, 2017

Miss Mary Jane Hardman passed away peacefully on October 10, 2017. She was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. W. W. Hardman Sr. Mary Jane is survived by her nephews Bron Hardman, David Hardman, Tom Hardman and niece Sarah Ann Hardman. Though Mary Jane was born with an intellectual handicap she had a rich and full life. Her mother Mary Ann provided many opportunities for Mary Jane to have as normal...
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James Akins

June 16, 1930 - October 9, 2017

James Arthur Akins, 87, of Auburndale, Florida passed away on October 9, 2017 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Lakeland, Florida. He was born on June 16, 1930 in Greencastle, Indiana. He was retired as an assembler from General Motors after 30 years of service. He moved to this area from Greencastle 26 years ago. He is survived by his wife, Laura Akins.
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Bobby Mathieson

September 19, 1934 - October 7, 2017

Winter Haven- Robert (Bobby) Mathieson, age 83, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, October 7, 2017. He was born September 19, 1934 in Norton, VA the son of Gaither Mathieson and Virginia Gibson. He was a long time resident of Winter Haven for over 60 years. He was a retired mechanic serving 26 years with Ashland Chemicals in Mulberry, FL. In addition to his parents Mr. Mathieson was...
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Lloyd A. Mackey

November 9, 1936 - October 5, 2017

LLOYD ALLEN MACKEY 1936 - 2017 LAKELAND, FLORIDA LLOYD ALLEN MACKEY 80, PASSED ON OCTOBER 5TH, 2017. HE WAS PREDECEASED BY HIS FATHER - HOWARD ROBERT MACKEY, MOTHER - ALMA VIOLET HOBBS AND HIS ONLY WIFE WANDA FAYE PERRY. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS SONS ROBERT (PENNY) MACKEY AND RONALD (NANETTE) MACKEY AND GRAND CHILDREN BRANDON (ASHLEY) MACKEY, DANIEL (SYLVIA) MACKEY, MICHAEL MACKEY, HEATHER MACKEY...
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Margaret T. Slane

June 25, 1932 - October 5, 2017

Margaret T (Peggy) Slane, 85, passed away peacefully at home in Winter Haven, FL on Thursday October 5th., 2017. Peggy was born in Norristown, PA on June 25th., 1932 to Stanley and Rose DeMichael. In 1952 she married James Slane, who was stationed at the Army base in Valley Forge, PA. After several overseas tours, in 1958 Peggy and Jim settled in Laurel, MD to raise their family.In the late 1960&...
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Gilbert Leo Walter

May 16, 1932 - October 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home, Winter Haven, FL.
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Patricia Marie Kratovil

July 13, 1936 - October 3, 2017

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Charles L. Townsend

December 19, 1927 - October 2, 2017

Farmer and Flyer Passes at 89.Charles "Charlie" Townsend, longtime resident of Baldwin City, KS, passed away October 2, 2017 in Winter Haven, FL. There will be services on October 7 at 10:00 AM at Auburndale Memorial Park, Auburndale, FL.Charlie loved to farm and fly his small airplane, and enjoyed taking friends and family flying. On his wheat and cattle farm west of Baldwin, he replaced...
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Frances Cole Dolamore

August 11, 1919 - September 20, 2017

Frances Cole Dolamore, age 98, was a beloved Gold Star Mother, grandmother, and friend. She went home peacefully to her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 at Rosecastle at Delany Creek Assisted Living in Brandon, Florida. Frances is survived by Jerry Howard Cole and wife Deborah of Fort Mill, South Carolina; John Albert Cole and wife Anita of Havelock, North Carolina; Chief...
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Tracey D. Byrd

April 9, 1975 - September 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home, Winter Haven, FL.
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Auburn Jean Ricks

February 20, 1930 - September 13, 2017

Auburn Jean Ricks, age 87, of Winter Haven, FL passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017. She was born February 20, 1930 in Winter Haven, FL the daughter of Auburn Troy Dobbins and Eva Jean Hunt. She worked as a machine operator for Bordo Citrus Products from which she retired in 1983. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She loved to crochet and gifted many with handmade blankets.In...
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Richard Usher

September 5, 1952 - September 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home, Winter Haven, FL.
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Dennis Wayne Jackson

January 7, 1960 - September 6, 2017

.Dennis Wayne Jackson Died on Sept. 6th, 2017 @ Heart of Florida of complications from an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. He was born Jan. 7th, 1960 at Middletown, Ohio and spent most of his life in Salem, Ohio.Loving and devoted father to 4 kids. Survived by his former wife and friend, Lisa M. Jackson, Son; Dustin Jackson and his wife Nicole Jackson, Daughter Lauren Jackson Tigner and her husband...
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Lavern S. Harnage

April 14, 1941 - September 4, 2017

Lavern "Vern" Harnage, age 76, of Winter Haven, FL passed away Monday, September 4, 2017. He was born April 14, 1941 in Enigma, GA, the son of Melton Harnage and Lou Walker Harnage. Vern came to the Winter Haven area 16 years ago from TyTy, Ga. He was retired as a salesman in Utility Trailer Parts. He was a member of the First Christian Church. He was a veteran of the US Air Force...
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Stacey Lynn Vinson

March 1, 1976 - September 2, 2017

Stacey Vinson (Bolling) 41, of Winter Haven, FL passed on to be with her brother and grandmother in Heaven on September 2, 2017She was born on March 1, 1976. She is survived by her Parents Jim and Sharon Bolling, Loving Husband Tommy Vinson, All of her children, grandchildren and many other loved ones. She will be laid to rest in Oaklawn Cemetery on Friday, September 8, 2017.Arrangements under...
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Stanley Edward Jezior

May 28, 1940 - August 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home, Winter Haven, FL.
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Charles L. Aley

June 14, 1932 - August 29, 2017

Charles L. Aley Jr., 85, passed away on August 29, 2017 in Winter Haven, FL. He was born in Jacksonville, FL on June 14, 1932. He met the love of his life, Nancy, 70 years ago when he was 15 years old and they have been together ever since that day, marrying on November 21, 1951. He served honorably in the U. S. Navy onboard the USS Everglades (AD 24) during the Korean War. He also was a long...
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Anthony D. Mercer

November 28, 1956 - August 27, 2017

Anthony D. "Tony" Mercer, 60, of Winter Haven passed away on August 27, 2017. He was born in Tallahassee, FL on November 28, 1956. He worked as an insurance salesman. He was a boy scout and an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. He also had a love of cats and volunteered with cat rescues. Tony also was an extra in the movie "Long Gone" as baseball player in the dugout. ...
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Royce Dean Pierson

March 4, 1931 - August 25, 2017

Royce Dean Pierson Lake Wales - Royce Dean Pierson, 86, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, August 25, 2017. Royce was born March 4, 1931 to George and Lucile (Krizer) Pierson in St. Louis, MO. They moved to Iowa in 1940. Royce attended Prine country school and graduated from Central College. On July 6, 1952, he married Constance (Connie) Petersen. The couple had three children; Marcia (Steven...
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Dorothy Alster

February 27, 1926 - August 24, 2017

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Opal L. Bennett

November 8, 1924 - August 19, 2017

Opal L. Bennett, age 92, of Winter Haven, peacefully passed away from this life and joined her Lord on August 19, 2017. She was born in Robertsdale, Alabama on November 8, 1924, but moved to Winter Haven as a young woman where she met and married her husband of 66 years, Estel Bennett. She worked in the citrus industry for many years as a sectionizer with Snively Groves, but later in life, she...
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Lacey Michelle Harrell

January 17, 1996 - August 14, 2017

Lacey Harrell (AKA-Yecal) 21 of Wahneta, Florida, passed away on August 14, 2017 from a Pulmonary Embolism.She is survived by her fiancé Rocky Woodard; son, Royal Woodard; daughter, Jaelynn Woodard; stepsons, Rocky Woodard Jr.(Bubba) and Rico Woodard; stepdaughter Elena Woodard; Mother, Crystal Green; brothers, Austin Green and Matthew Anderson; nephew, Liam Anderson; father/sister-in-law,...
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Marietta Joann Hoey

February 28, 1950 - August 7, 2017

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Charlene May McGoldrick

August 6, 1943 - August 6, 2017

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Courtney Atkinson Vechnak

March 10, 1948 - August 5, 2017

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Paul Edward Rumple

March 29, 1936 - July 29, 2017

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Theda Trevor

July 9, 1918 - July 24, 2017

Theda Trevor, age 99 of Winter Haven, FL formally of Key West passed away Monday, July 24, 2017. She was born July 9, 1918 in Key West, FL the daughter of Frank Guerro and Lillanore Drudge Bishop. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by three siblings: Geraldine, Barbara and Joseph, great great grandson Matthew Scott Elswick, Jr., and the love of her life, husband Reggie Trevor....
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Emerson Slack

January 11, 1948 - July 23, 2017

Emerson Bartlett Slack, Barry to friends and family, of Winter Haven, went to be with his love, Heather Rose, on July 23, 2017. Barry was born on January 11, 1948 at home in Winter Haven and died at the Veterans' Administration Hospice in Tampa, FL. He was 69. Barry was drafted into the Army immediately after graduation in 1969 from Winter Haven High School, serving in Vietnam. When he...
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Jolynne Miller

September 21, 1936 - July 19, 2017

Jolynne Miller, 80, of Lake Alfred, FL passed away on July 19, 2017. She was born in Jackson, MI on September 21, 1936. She was retired from State Farm Insurance in Winter Haven, FL. Mrs. Miller was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Miller, son, Todd Miller, and daughter Dawn Buchanan. She is survived by her son in law, Steve Buchanan, granddaughter, Sarah Byrd, great grandchildren;...
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Grady Lathan

May 28, 1919 - July 18, 2017

Grady Lathan, 98, of Winter Haven, FL, went to be with the Lord on July 18, 2017. He was born Toccoa, GA on May 28, 1919. He was retired as a supervisor at Bordo Citrus in Winter Haven.Mr. Lathan was preceded in death by his daughter, Katherine Kriston. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Jewel Lathan, his sons, Willis (Betty) Lathan and Gary (Christine) Lathan, daughters; Barbara Jean...
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Roy M. Harmon

March 21, 1942 - July 14, 2017

Roy McClain Harmon, age 82, passed away on Friday, July 14, 2017 surrounded by family. Roy was born in Winter Haven on October 14, 1934 to James Franklin and Mildred Lucille Shelton Harmon, and was a lifelong resident of Winter Haven. He graduated from Winter Haven High School in 1952 where he was Captain of the football team, a member of the golf team, and was also voted Most Popular his senior...
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Claire L. Crean

November 10, 1928 - July 4, 2017

Claire L. Crean1928-2017 Winter Haven, FL- Claire L. Crean, 88 formerly from Westfield, MA passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at Brookdale Senior Living in Winter Haven, FL. She was born in Springfield, MA on November 10, 1928, daughter of the late Gerald Scannell and Florence (Spanill) Scannell. She was a graduate of Cathedral High School and received her bachelor degree from Westfield State...
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Margarita Lopez

February 24, 1937 - July 3, 2017

Margarita Lopez, 80, of Winter Haven, Florida went to be with The Lord on July 3, 2017. She was born on February 24, 1937 in Aibonito, Puerto Rico. Mrs. Lopez moved to this area from Chicago, Illinois 4 years ago. She was a member of the Pool Club Perla del Caribe, Domino's Milwaukee Women's League, and Chicago Women's Softball League.Mrs. Lopez is survived by her husband, Juan A. Rivera, her...
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Virginia D. Hamlin

January 11, 1945 - June 27, 2017

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James W. King

December 20, 1934 - June 21, 2017

James W. King Jr., 82, of Winter Haven, Florida went to be with The Lord on June 21, 2017. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia on December 20, 1934, and moved to this area 52 years ago. Mr. King was retired as the business manager at Traviss Vo-Tech School. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Winter Haven and a member of the Mason's.Mr. King is survived by his wife, Ann M. King, and his...
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Wayne V. Llewellyn

February 26, 1943 - June 20, 2017

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Joanne Phyllis Tucker

November 30, 1928 - June 17, 2017

Joanne P. Tucker, 88, passed away on June 17, 2017, in Winter Haven, FL. She was born in Princeton, IL, on November 30, 1928, and moved to this area from Arlington, VA, 38 years ago. Joanne was a Program Analyst in the Naval Systems Command Headquarters, Washington, DC. She was a member of St. John's Methodist Church, the Order of the Eastern Star, and a member of the National Active &...
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Talbot Lewis

June 6, 1925 - June 12, 2017

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Dorrie Louise Tackett

February 20, 1958 - June 11, 2017

Dorrie Louise (Eubanks) Tackett, 59, of Polk City passed away June 11, 2017. She was born in Winter Haven, FL. She was the daughter of James and Clara Eubanks. In 1989 she was married to Jay Charles Tackett and they have a daughter Victoria Mackenzie Tackett. Dorrie was employed as an optical sales consultant for over 30 years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Winter Haven....
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Harry J. Blake

November 1, 1927 - June 9, 2017

Blake, Harry (Bud) left this life on June 9, 2017 after a brief illness. His beloved wife, Beverly was by his side. They would have been celebrating their 9th wedding anniversary on June 18th. Bud was born on Nov. 1, 1927 in Detroit, Mi. His parents were the late Harry C. and Alberta Blake. His family later moved to Walled Lake, MI where he attended and graduated from Walled Lake High School. Bud...
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Quentin Louis Case

February 26, 1983 - June 5, 2017

QUENTIN LOUIS CASE 'POOTER,' 34 WINTER HAVEN - Quentin Louis Case 'Pooter', 34, of Winter Haven passed away June 5, 2017. He was born Feb. 26, 1983 in Bartow, FL. Survived by daughters: Mariah & Faith Case of Loveland, CO; stepsons: Teddy & Spencer Banks of Winter Haven, FL, mother & father Patricia & Randall Case Sr. of Winter Haven, FL; brothers & sister:...
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Bryan Preston Arnold

June 3, 1966 - June 3, 2017

Bryan Preston Arnold (more fondly known as BA) was born on June 3, 1966, in Avon Park, Florida. He was celebrating his 51st birthday with his family at the beach on June 3 this year when he was unexpectedly taken from us.Bryan loved baseball. He played with the Red Devils of Avon Park High School and continued his education in college while participating in baseball competitions through college....
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Debra Jeanette Mims

January 23, 1958 - June 1, 2017

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Harry William Gabel

June 7, 1937 - May 24, 2017

Harry "Bill" Gabel, 79, passed away peacefully on May 24, 2017. He was surrounded by an abundance of love. He was with his wife Marilyn, his children and grandchildren. Bill was born June 7, 1937 in Glencoe, Ohio to Harry Martin Gabel and Dorothy Juanita Gabel. Bill graduated high school from Bellaire High School in 1955 and immediately began his military service. Bill served with honor for...
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Ruth A. Barron

September 25, 1950 - May 22, 2017

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John Anthony Peebles

December 17, 1951 - May 17, 2017

Winter Haven- John Anthony (Tony) Peebles, age 65 passed away at home May 17, 2017. He is survived by his three sons: John Michael, Bryan (Ginger) and Colt, 5 grandchildren, mother: Betty Peebles and brother: Charles Peebles. Tony loved to hog hunt and fish. He enjoyed spending time with his many friends. He attended Avon Park High School. Visitation is Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 2-4pm at Ott...
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Peter Earle Jensen

April 25, 1943 - May 10, 2017

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Sylvia E. Ford

December 5, 1934 - May 10, 2017

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Muriel O. Koos

July 8, 1925 - May 7, 2017

Muriel Oldham Koos, 91Winter Haven- Muriel Oldham Koos, 91, died peacefully at her home on May 7, 2017. She was born to Thomas and Bess Oldham in 1925 in Jacksonville, Fl. In 1956, she married Dick Koos and they moved to Winter Haven where they raised their seven children. Muriel Worked at Winter Haven Hospital as night supervisor until her retirement in 1984.Muriel is predeceased by her...
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David Bermea

December 20, 1972 - May 5, 2017

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Linda Breton

July 28, 1962 - May 4, 2017

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Freda T. Cameron

September 6, 1925 - April 29, 2017

Mrs. Freda T. Cameron, 91, of Davenport, FL passed away April 29, 2017 at Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center in Haines City, FL. Born in Trenton, NJ, on September 6, 1925, daughter of the late William and Pauline Backes. Survivors include her children, Paula and Andrew Perrin of Fayetteville, NC, Eugene and Florence Cameron of Wichita, KS, Lisa and Steve Maloney of Orlando, FL, her sister...
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William Malry Price III

August 27, 1928 - April 24, 2017

Mr. William Malry Price, III, 88 years old, died of heart failure, in Marietta, GA on April 24, 2017, at Kennestone Hospital. He was born August 27, 1928 in Pierce, Florida, and moved to Kennesaw, Georgia from Winter Haven, Florida in 2009. He retired from Tampa Electric Company after 35 years. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church of Winter Haven, Florida, and served in the Navy from 1946-1954...
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Armando A. Villarreal

November 15, 1948 - April 23, 2017

Armando A. Villarreal, 68, of Winter Haven, Florida passed away on April 23, 2017.He was born on November 15, 1948 in Yorktown, Texas and moved to this area 37 years ago from Brownfield, Texas. He was the owner of a Grove Service.Mr. Villarreal was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters: Tony Viscalla, Remega Esparza, Frank Villarreal, and Fedendro Villarreal. He is survived by his son,...
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William Reeves

June 29, 1938 - April 16, 2017

Mr. William "Billy" ReevesJune 29, 1938 - April 16, 2017 Lake Alfred, Florida, Age 78 Loving and Caring Husband, Brother, Father, Grandfather and FriendBorn and raised in Chelsea, Massachusetts, Mr. Reeves was the son of the late Charles and Sarah (Sworin) Reeves. Billy was the beloved husband of 55 years of Patricia (McInnis) Reeves and cherished father of Charles Reeves and his wife Cheryl of...
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Johnnie Wayne Welch

October 9, 1950 - April 15, 2017

Johnnie "Todd" Wayne Welch, SR., 66Juice Bowl ProductsEagle Lake- Johnnie "Todd" Wayne Welch, Sr., age 66, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2015. He was born October 9, 1950 in Winter Haven, FL the son of O.Z. Welch and Flora Terrell Welch. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He was a Mechanic with Juice Bowl Products.In addition to his parents, Todd was preceded in death by his brother Jerry...
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Ruth A. Evans

February 23, 1946 - April 11, 2017

Ruth A. Evans, 71, a resident of Winter Haven, Florida, passed away April 11, 2017 at her home after a six month struggle with cancer. She was under the care of Good Shepherd Hospice. Ruth was born in Mansfield, Ohio on February 23, 1946, and her family relocated to Portland, Oregon several years later. Ruth was educated in Portland area schools and was an airline stewardess following her high...
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James Bailey

December 3, 1944 - April 11, 2017

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Armando Hernandez

September 7, 1968 - April 10, 2017

Armando Hernandez, 48, of Winter Haven passed away on April 10, 2017. He was born on September 7, 1968 in Mission, Texas. He came to this area in 1982 from Texas. He worked at Sunbelt Forest Products as a bander for band saws. Armando was a coach for Wahneta Youth Softball. He was also involved with Christian Harvest and Second Chance Ministries, Turning Point Worship Center . He was an...
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Eduardo Aledia

January 5, 1937 - April 10, 2017

Eduardo Eulalia Aledia, 80, of Winter Haven passed away on April 9, 2017 at his home. He was born in Manila, Philippines. He was a member of the Masons and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.Mr. Aledia was preceded by his son, Jonathan Aledia. His is survived by his wife, Judith Aledia, his son, Edward Aledia, and his sister, Medy Refuerzo.
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William Ray McClish

August 16, 1942 - April 7, 2017

William (Bill) Ray McClish passed away suddenly at the age of 74 on Friday, April 7, 2017.He was born on August 16, 1942 in Monroe, Michigan to Bertie Ray and Anna Kathryn McClish. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Judy; daughters Carmen Acker, Stacy Peterman (Michael), Kristy Ritch (Allen), and Kandy Quinn (Mike); grandchildren Katerina (Katie), Cole, Ryan, Jordan and Samantha; brother...
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Dorothea A. MULLEN

January 12, 1925 - April 4, 2017

Dorothy A Mullen is survived by her daughters, Carol and Nancy. Grandchildren, Corrie, Delaney and Tommy. Great Grandchildren, Tony, Brittney, Erica, Hannah, Coleman and Sistine. Great Great Grandson, Eastin. Dorothea a.k.a Nanny, Meme, Dottie Do Right,Will be greatly missed by all whom had the opportunity to meet such a wonderful woman. Until we meet again, we all love you and will miss you....
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Nydia Luz Oquendo

April 4, 1935 - April 2, 2017

Nydia Luz Oquendo, 82, went to be with her Creator on April 2, 2017.She is survived by 13 children, 33 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildrenand was predeceased by her husband Genaro FontánezHer love of family, church and community will be missed by all.
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Evelyn Collins

November 8, 1930 - March 29, 2017

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Melinda Brewer

May 2, 1986 - March 26, 2017

Melinda K. Brewer, 30, on March 26, 2017 she left this world. Melinda lived in the Winter Haven area all her life, and attended Winter Haven Christian School, Denison, and Winter Haven High School. She grew up loving sports and played softball and soccer.Melinda was predeceased by her dad, George Brewer, and her brother, Brian Brewer. She is survived by her mother, Crystal Brewer, of Winter...
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Marjorie Joy Roe

November 2, 1925 - March 22, 2017

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Herbert K. Burns

May 6, 1925 - March 13, 2017

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Mallie Chester Brooks

December 27, 1940 - March 7, 2017

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Gertrude A. Eller

May 15, 1932 - March 1, 2017

Gertrude "Trudy" Eller, 84, of Lake Wales, Florida passed away on March 1, 2017. She was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania of May 15, 1932. She was a member of the United States Navy Officer's Wives Club and was of the Catholic Faith.Mrs. Eller was preceded in death by her daughter, Lisa Eller. She is survived by her husband, Alvin Eller, her children; Echo Brannan, Karla Eller, and Matrin Eller,...
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Abdi Rodriguez

May 11, 1944 - February 27, 2017

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Martha Lou Goodwin

August 27, 1950 - February 26, 2017

Martha Lou McGee was born on Sunday, August 27, 1950 in Bamberg, Germany; the daughter of Howard McGee and Irmgard Lobel McGee. She was a receptionist with Heart of Florida Legal Aid, and member of RidgePoint Church. She is remembered as a very loving mother involved in her children's school activities, band, etc.Martha was safely guided home on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 11:12 a.m.She is...
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