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The Polk County News and Democrat Obituaries
Paul E. Coury
Wed  Nov 30 2016 08:30AM
Paul Edward Coury, 92, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016. He was born Feb. 21, 1924, in Wheeling, WV to John and Mary Coury. Paul was a proud … read more.
Marylee M. Conley
Wed  Nov 23 2016 08:30AM
Marylee M. Conley, 103, passed away Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in Trenton, Fla. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, at Whidden-McLean Funeral Home in Bartow. … read more.
Robert H. Davenport
Wed  Nov 16 2016 08:30AM
Robert H. Davenport, 69, of Frostproof, Fla., passed away Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, at his residence. Marion Nelson Funeral Home handling arrangements. … read more.
Louise Denson
Wed  Nov 9 2016 08:30AM
Louise Denson, 81, of Winter Haven, Fla., passed away Monday, Dec. 7, 2016, at Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale. Johnson-Nelson-Gill Funeral Home Lake Wales handling arrangements. … read more.
James Gilbert Gallemore
Wed  Oct 26 2016 08:30AM
Capt. J.G. Gallemore, USN (Ret.), passed away peacefully on Oct. 16, 2016, at his home in Silver Spring, Md. “Gil” was born on April 18, 1923, to a Navy family … read more.
Gary K. Clark
Wed  Oct 26 2016 08:30AM
Gary K. Clark, 78, passed away Oct. 20, 2016, in Winter Haven, Fla. Born Nov. 15, 1937, in Dayton, Ohio, he was the son of the late Clyde and Gladys Lucille … read more.
Roy Franklin Winkelman
Wed  Oct 19 2016 08:30AM
Roy Franklin Winkleman, 66, of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, at the Lake Wales Medical Center. Marion Nelson Funeral Home is handling local arrangements. … read more.
Terance Lee Scrape
Wed  Oct 19 2016 08:30AM
Terance Lee Scrape, 46, passed away Oct. 8, 2016, in Bartow, Fla. Jacksonville Memory Gardens, Orange Park, Fla., is handling arrangements. … read more.
Nancy Groschen MacCallum
Wed  Oct 12 2016 08:30AM
Nancy Groschen MacCallum, 77, of Lake Wales, Florida, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales is handling the arrangements. … read more.
Jerry Robert Gorton
Wed  Oct 12 2016 08:30AM
Jerry Robert “Mike” Gorton, 72, of Frostproof, Florida, passed away Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, at his residence. Marion Nelson Funeral Home Frostproof is handling arrangements. … read more.
Sushilaben R. Patel
Wed  Oct 5 2016 08:30AM
Sushilaben R. Patel of India passed away Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, at the Lake Wales Medical Center. She was 83. Johnson-Nelson-Gill Funeral Home handling arrangements. … read more.
Phyllis Juanita Sikes
Wed  Oct 5 2016 08:30AM
Phyllis Juanita Sikes, 73, of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away on Sept. 24, 2016. She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Greubel; and grandson, Derek Greubel. Oak Ridge Funeral Care, … read more.
William Clark Darby
Wed  Sep 28 2016 08:30AM
August 20, 1966 – September 17, 2016 William Clark Darby died on Sept. 17, 2016, at Winter Haven Hospital surrounded by his family. He was a beloved husband, stepfather, best friend, … read more.
Glen A. Asbury
Wed  Sep 28 2016 08:30AM
Glen A. Asbury, 85, of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, at Winter Haven Hospital. Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales is handling the arrangements. … read more.
Lou Ann Glass McCoy
Wed  Sep 28 2016 08:30AM
Lou Ann Glass McCoy, 59, of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale, Fla. Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales is … read more.
Bill Stinson
Wed  Sep 28 2016 08:30AM
Bill Stinson, 73, of Avon Park, Fla., passed away Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, at his residence. He was born Dec. 31, 1942, in Enigma, Ga., to the late Harry and Gladys Stinson. … read more.
Joshua Allen Pollard
Wed  Sep 28 2016 08:30AM
Joshua Allen Pollard, 19, of Fort Meade passed away Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, in Lakeland, Fla. Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade, is handling the arrangements. … read more.
William Wilson Boswell
Wed  Sep 28 2016 08:30AM
William “Bill” Wilson Boswell passed away at his home in Bartow. A native and life-long resident of Polk County, he was the son of C. A. “Bubba” Boswell and Isabelle … read more.
Though quiet, Loyce J. Lilly influenced generations
Tue  Sep 20 2016 01:24PM
While there may be — and probably is — an aching emptiness in the hearts of family and friends, the memories Loyce Johnston Lilly of Lake Wales gifted those who … read more.
William Darnell
Wed  Sep 21 2016 08:30AM
William Darnell, 74. of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, at Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale, Fla. Johnson-Nelson-Gill Funeral Home handling arrangements. … read more.
George D. Owen
Wed  Nov 30 2016 08:30AM
George Douglas Owen, 64, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, in Bartow, Florida. Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade, Florida is handling the arrangements. … read more.
Mollie A. Cooper
Wed  Nov 23 2016 08:30AM
Mollie A. Cooper, 91, of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at Life Care Center of Altamonte Springs, Fla. The was born on Sept. 12, 1925, in … read more.
Allison Taylor French
Wed  Nov 9 2016 08:30AM
Allison Taylor French, 84, died peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, at Meridian Nursing & Rehabilitation in Shrewsbury, New Jersey, surrounded by his loving family. Al was born in Orlando, … read more.
Ernest Millar Smith
Wed  Oct 26 2016 08:30AM
Ernest Millar Smith, 92, passed away at home surrounded by family and friends on Oct. 19, 2016, from complications due to Alzheimers disease. He was born June 10, 1924, in … read more.
Evelyn Amanda (Campbell) Stidham
Wed  Oct 26 2016 08:30AM
Evelyn Amanda (Campbell) Stidham, born Feb. 10, 1927, in Anderson, South Carolina, died peacefully Oct. 8, 2016, of natural causes at the loving community of Brandel Health and Rehab in … read more.
John W. Lightsey
Wed  Oct 26 2016 08:30AM
John W. “Jack” Lightsey, 82, passed away at his home in Fort Meade, Fla., on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade, is handling arrangements. … read more.
Beatrice Edwards
Wed  Oct 19 2016 08:30AM
Beatrice Edwards, 86, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. She was born Dec. 1, 1929, in Deer Lodge, Tenn., and moved to Bartow, Fla., in 1948. She was preceded in death by her … read more.
James Anthony Bogus
Wed  Oct 12 2016 08:30AM
James Anthony “Jim” Bogus, 77, of Lake Wales, Florida, passed away Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, at the Grace Health Care. Arrangements by Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales. … read more.
Leonard Turner
Wed  Oct 12 2016 08:30AM
Leonard Turner, 86, of Babson Park, Florida, passed away Oct. 8, 2016, in Good Shepherd Hospice in Sebring, Florida. He was born Aug. 15, 1930, in Daleville, Alabama, to George and Flora … read more.
Wayne Truluck
Wed  Oct 12 2016 08:30AM
Wayne Truluck, 75, of Lake Wales, Florida, passed away Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, at his residence. Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales is handling the arrangements. … read more.
John William Powell
Wed  Oct 5 2016 08:30AM
John William Powell 75 formerly of Bartow, Fla., died Sept. 26, 2016, in Knoxville, Tenn. Funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Foothills Funeral Home 910 E. Lincoln … read more.
William David Mooneyham
Wed  Oct 5 2016 08:30AM
William David Mooneyham , 89, of Temple Terrace, Fla., passed away Monday, Sept. 19, 2016. He was born May 6, 1927, in Opp, Ala. David served in the U.S. Navy … read more.
Audrey Armstrong
Wed  Sep 28 2016 08:30AM
Audrey Armstrong, 82, passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, in Bartow, Fla. Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade, is handling the arrangements. … read more.
Jo Anne Tutor Dean
Wed  Sep 28 2016 08:30AM
Jo Anne Tutor Dean, 69, of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at her residence. Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales is handling the arrangements. … read more.
Barney Millan Alford Jr.
Wed  Sep 28 2016 08:30AM
Barney Millan Alford Jr., 94, passed away on Sept. 20, 2016. He was born on June 3, 1922, in Pensacola, Fla. He enlisted in the United States Army and was a veteran … read more.
Carolyn Ruth ‘Walker’ Taylor
Tue  Sep 27 2016 02:52PM
Carolyn Ruth “Walker” Taylor, 77, of Bartow, Fla., passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 18, 2016. Interment will be at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla. … read more.
Ethel I. Morrison Sizelove
Wed  Sep 28 2016 08:30AM
Ethel I. Morrison Sizelove, 89, of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at Water’s Edge in Lake Wales. She was born July 13, 1927 in Williamson, W.Va., to the … read more.
Helen L. Lunsford
Tue  Sep 27 2016 02:52PM
Helen L. Lunsford, 87, of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa. She was born Jan. 8, 1929, in Plant City, Fla., to Joshua … read more.
Mike Birdsong
Wed  Sep 21 2016 08:30AM
Mike Birdsong, 66, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, in Plant City, Fla. Born Oct. 7, 1949 in Bartow, Fla., he was the son of the late Herbert Arno and Myrtle (Harrell) … read more.
Maxine C. Jones
Wed  Sep 21 2016 08:30AM
Maxine C. Jones, 91, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, in Winter Haven, Fla. Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade, is handling arrangements. … read more.