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The Polk County News and Democrat Obituaries
Richard Frisbie, community leader, dies at 92
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:30AM
Richard R. Frisbie, 92, long-time Bartow business and civic leader, died on Monday afternoon, July 25, 2016, at Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale, several weeks after suffering a stroke. He was … read more.
Robert Sheppard
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:30AM
Robert “Bob” Sheppard, 82, of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2016, at his home. He was born on Sept. 5, 1933, in New Castle, Ind., to … read more.
Marjorie Mae Barrow
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:30AM
Marjorie Mae Barrow, 88, of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away Friday, July 22, 2016, at her home. Arrangements by Marion Nelson Funeral Home. … read more.
Eleanore Jean Schnurer
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:30AM
Eleanore Jean Schnurer, 87, of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away at Palm Gardens of Winter Haven, Fla. Johnson-Nelson-Gill Funeral Home in Lake Wales is handling the arrangements. … read more.
Leslie Renee Hawk
Wed  Jul 20 2016 08:30AM
Leslie Renee Hawk 46,of Avon Park passed away Sunday July 17, 2016, at Florida Hospital in Sebring. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday and a celebration of life will … read more.
Calvin M. Barnett, Jr.
Wed  Jul 20 2016 08:30AM
Mr. Calvin M. Barnett, Jr., 89, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2016, in Winter Haven, Fla.  Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade, is handling the arrangements. … read more.
James Thomas Nutt
Wed  Jul 20 2016 08:30AM
James Thomas Nutt, 61, Frostproof, passed away Monday, July 11, 2016, at his home. Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Frostproof is handling the arrangements. … read more.
Oleda D. Wickersheim
Wed  Jul 13 2016 08:30AM
Oleda D. Wickersheim, 96, of Fort Meade, Fla., passed from this earthly life into the arms of Jesus on Monday, July 4, 2016. She was born Jan. 9, 1920, in Kentucky and … read more.
Marvin L. Shealey
Wed  Jul 13 2016 08:30AM
Marvin L. “Mickey” Shealey, 64, of Lakeland, Fla., passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales is handling the arrangements. … read more.
Terry A. Johnson
Wed  Jul 13 2016 08:30AM
Terry A. Johnson, 90, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016, in Bartow, Fla. Whidden-McLean Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. … read more.
James Marion Ketchum
Wed  Jul 13 2016 08:30AM
James “Jerry” Marion Ketchum, 88, of Nalcrest, Fla., passed away, Monday, July 4, 2016, at Grace Healthcare in Lake Wales, Fla. Johnson-Nelson-Gill Funeral Home is handling arrangements. … read more.
John J. Denis
Wed  Jul 13 2016 08:30AM
John J. Denis, 92, of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away Sunday, July 3, 2016, at Somers Hospice House in Sebring, Fla. Johnson-Nelson-Gill Funeral Home is handling arrangements. … read more.
Audre Comello Brooks
Wed  Jul 13 2016 08:30AM
Audre Comello Brooks, 78, passed away Monday, July 4, 2016, in Taveres, Fla. She was born on Nov. 18, 1937, in Cincinnati, Ohio. At the beginning of her career in aviation and … read more.
Dorothy Williams
Wed  Jul 6 2016 08:30AM
Dorothy Williams, 88, of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away Thursday, June 30, 2016, at Grace Healthcare. Johnson-Nelson-Gill Funeral Home Lake Wales is handling arrangements. … read more.
Isabella Mary Laude
Wed  Jul 6 2016 08:30AM
Isabella Mary Laude, 85, of Babson Park, Fla., passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at her residence. Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales is handling the arrangements. … read more.
Cleo Patta Glentzler
Wed  Jul 6 2016 08:30AM
Cleo Patta “Patty” Glentzer, 86, of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away Monday, June 27, 2016, at Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale. Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales is handling … read more.
Earl V. Norton Jr.
Wed  Jul 6 2016 08:30AM
Earl V. Norton, Jr., 89, of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away peacefully, Wednesday, June 29, 2016. He was born and raised in Lake Wales, Fla. He served in the U.S. Army-Air … read more.
Eleanor Louise Whitehead
Wed  Jun 29 2016 08:30AM
Eleanor Louise Whitehead, 90, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2016. She was born in Eaton, Penn., on Sept. 20, 1925. Eleanor, known as “Red,” graduated from Tunkhannock High School in 1943 and … read more.
Ronnie Lee Childress
Wed  Jun 29 2016 08:30AM
Ronnie Lee Childress, 70, formerly of Fort Meade, Fla., passed away Friday, June 24, 2016, in Ocala, Fla. Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade, is handling arrangements. … read more.
Clifton Jenkins
Wed  Jun 29 2016 08:30AM
Clifton Jenkins, 71, of Fort Meade, Fla., passed away Saturday, June 25, 2016. He was born Jan. 17, 1945 in Fort Meade. He was the owner/operator of C & T Reclamations Inc. … read more.
Jackie Lee Bowers Fillingim
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:30AM
Jackie Lee Bowers Fillingim, 87, of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016, at her residence. She was born on Aug. 3, 1928, in Lake Wales to Wiley … read more.
Norman Ford
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:30AM
Norman Ford of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away Sunday, July 17, 2016, at his residence. He was born Sept. 12, 1935, in Alabama. He came here from West Palm Beach, Fla., 40 … read more.
Dorothy R. Birge
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:30AM
Dorothy R. “Dot” Birge, 82, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2016, at her residence in Bartow, Fla. Born April 26, 1934, in Babson Park, Fla., she was a lifelong resident of Bartow. … read more.
Claudia Johnson Jackson
Wed  Jul 27 2016 08:30AM
Claudia Johnson Jackson, 70, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at Bartow Regional Medical Center. Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade, is handling arrangements. … read more.
Pastor Ernest Jasper Wine, Jr.
Wed  Jul 20 2016 08:30AM
Pastor Ernest Jasper “EJ” Wine, Jr. passed away Monday, July 18, 2016, at his residence. He was 78. Arrangements by Marion Nelson Funeral Home, Lake Wales. … read more.
James Franklin Tucker
Wed  Jul 20 2016 08:30AM
James Franklin Tucker “Frank”, 81, of Babson Park, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016, in Sebring, Fla. Marion Nelson Funeral Home handling arrangements. … read more.
Mildred E. Pepper
Wed  Jul 20 2016 08:30AM
Mildred E. Pepper, age 77, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2016, in Bartow. Born Jan. 20, 1939, in Jackson, Miss, she was the daughter of Phillip and Mildred Aylward Lancaster. … read more.
Martha Ruth Williams Wood
Wed  Jul 13 2016 08:30AM
Martha Ruth Williams Wood, 88, died Feb. 12, 2016. She was born on March 24, 1928. A graveside service is scheduled at 4 p.m. on July 24 at Wildwood Cemetery. … read more.
B.B. Register
Wed  Jul 13 2016 08:30AM
B.B. “Sonny” Register, 80, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2016, at home. Whidden-McLean Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. … read more.
Jack Kingsley
Wed  Jul 13 2016 08:30AM
Jack Kingsley, 59, of Babson Park, Fla., passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016, at Highlands Regional Medical Center. Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales is handling the arrangements. … read more.
Trey L. Jacobs
Wed  Jul 13 2016 08:30AM
Troy L. Jacobs, 83, of Fort Meade, Fla., passed away Monday, July 4, 2016. Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade is handling arrangements. … read more.
Jasymyn Grantsmith
Wed  Jul 13 2016 08:30AM
Jasymyn Quinyess Cherish Grantsmith, 32, of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away Friday, July 8, 2016, at Lake Wales Medical Center. Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales is handling the … read more.
William Hubert Shiver Sr.
Wed  Jul 13 2016 08:30AM
William Hubert Shiver Sr. passed away Friday, July 1, 2016, in Perry, Fla. He was born on Dec. 7, 1946, in Geneva County, Ala. He retired from Alcoa Aluminum, where he worked … read more.
Jeffrey L. Metheny
Wed  Jul 6 2016 08:30AM
Jeffrey L. “Jeff” Metheney, 60, of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away Friday, July 1, 2016, at Tampa General Hospital. Marion Nelson Funeral Home is handling arrangements. … read more.
Joseph A. Jones
Wed  Jul 6 2016 08:30AM
Joseph A. Jones, 70, of Frostproof, Fla., passed away on Monday, June 27, 2016, at Orlando Regional Medical Center. Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales is handling the arrangements. … read more.
Jack Devine Rutherford
Wed  Jul 6 2016 08:30AM
Jack Devine Rutherford, 64, of Lake Wales, Fla. passed away Sunday, July 3, 2016, at Winter Haven Hospital. John Caver Your Home for Funerals is handling arrangements. … read more.
James D. Boyd
Wed  Jul 6 2016 08:30AM
James D. “Jim” Boyd, 85, of Frostproof, Fla., passed away Saturday, July 2, 2016, at The Bay Front Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Fla., under the care of Suncoast Hospice. He … read more.
Betty Jean Bryan
Wed  Jun 29 2016 08:30AM
Betty Jean Bryan, 83 passed away June 22, 2016, in Winter Haven, Fla. Whidden-McLean Funeral Home, Bartow, is handling the arrangements. … read more.
Myrtle Louise Griffin
Wed  Jun 29 2016 08:30AM
Myrtle Louise Griffin, 83, of Bartow, Fla., passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2016. She was born Oct. 9, 1932, in Wimauma, Fla. She was a lifelong resident of Bartow. She … read more.
Karen Pierce Putnel
Wed  Jun 29 2016 08:30AM
Karen Pierce Putnel, 72, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016, in Bartow, Fla. Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade, Fla., is handling the arrangements. … read more.