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The Polk County Democrat Obituaries
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.
Daisy Laurene Reid Mofield
Wed  Jun 29 2016 08:30AM
Daisy Laurene “Laurie” Reid Mofield, of Dothan, Ala., passed away June 23, 2016. She was born in Bartow, Fla., Sept. 1, 1926. She was preceded in death by her husband, Owen … read more.
Ramon A. Pacheco
Wed  Jun 22 2016 08:30AM
Ramon A. Pacheco, 77, of Frostproof, Fla., passed away Thursday, June 16, 2016, at his residence. Marion Nelson Funeral Home, Frostproof, is handling the arrangements. … read more.
Paul Marion Litzenberger
Wed  Jun 22 2016 08:30AM
Paul Marion Litzenberger, 96, passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2016.  Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Frostproof is handling the arrangements. … read more.
Robert H. Coleman
Wed  Jun 22 2016 08:30AM
Robert H. “Bob” Coleman, 78, of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away peacefully on June 12, 2016. He was born Nov. 24, 1937. He graduated Brandon High School in 1955. In his youth … read more.
Patrick Parker
Wed  Jun 15 2016 08:30AM
Patrick  “Crash” Parker, 51, of Lake Alfred, Fla., passed away Saturday, June 4, 2016, at his residence. Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales is handling the arrangements. … read more.
Michael J. Dechene
Wed  Jun 15 2016 08:30AM
Michael “Mouse” J. Dechene, 65, of Frostproof, Fla., passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at his residence. Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Frostproof is handling the arrangements. … read more.
Joyce Lavonne DeVane
Wed  Jun 15 2016 08:30AM
Joyce Lavonne DeVane, 85, passed away at her home in Fort Meade, Fla., on Sunday, June 12, 2016.  Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade, is handling arrangements. … read more.
Patricia Stoltz Riggan
Wed  Jun 15 2016 08:30AM
Patricia Stoltz Riggan, 70, passed from this life, after a long battle with cancer on June 8, 2016. Pat as born to Esther and Walter Stoltz on March 17, 1946, in Indianapolis, … read more.
Joan Sherman
Wed  Jun 15 2016 08:30AM
Joan Warren Giberson Sherman, 88, of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away Sunday, June 12, 2016, at the Grove Center. Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales is handling the arrangements. … read more.
Audrey Ella Rigney
Wed  Jun 15 2016 08:30AM
Audrey Ella Rigney, 89, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2016, at her daughter’s residence in Vinemont, Ala. She was born Oct. 19, 1926, in Napa, Calif., to Fred William Gross and … read more.
James F. Cochran
Wed  Jun 15 2016 08:30AM
James F. Cochran, 78, passed away Monday June 6, 2016, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Born Nov. 16, 1937, in Parrish, Fla., he was a lifelong resident of Bartow, Fla. He was … read more.
Jason West
Wed  Jun 8 2016 08:30AM
Jason West, 60, of Bartow, departed this life in Bartow on May 9, 2016. He was born Jan. 7, 1956. Jason grew up in California and later moved to Las Vegas, Nev., … read more.
Frances Webber Pitts
Wed  Jun 8 2016 08:30AM
Frances Webber Pitts, 76, of Frostproof, Fla., passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at Good Shepherd Hospice in Sebring. Marion Nelson Funeral Home, Frostproof, is handling the arrangements. … read more.
Errol Reed Gifford
Wed  Jun 8 2016 08:30AM
Errol Reed Gifford, 63, passed away on May 24, 2016. Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade, is handling the arrangements. … read more.
Donnie Binkley Sr.
Wed  Jun 8 2016 08:30AM
Donnie Binkley Sr., 71, of Babson Park, Fla., passed away Saturday, May 28, 2016, at James A. Haley Veteran’s Hospital. Marion Nelson Funeral Home, Lake Wales, is handling the arrangements. … read more.
Diane Cannon
Wed  Jun 8 2016 08:30AM
Diane Cannon,62, of Frostproof, Fla., passed away Saturday, June 4, 2016, at Somer’s Hospice House. Marion Nelson Funeral Home, Frostproof, is handling the arrangements. … read more.
Stanley Thomas Warren
Wed  Jun 8 2016 08:30AM
Stanley Thomas Warren, 88, passed away Friday, May 27, 2016, at Winter Haven Hospital. He was born Oct. 26, 1927, in New York City, N.Y. He served in the U.S. Navy. After … 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.
Keith Michael Strickland
Wed  Jun 22 2016 08:30AM
Keith Michael Strickland, 68, of Frostproof, Fla., passed away Monday, June 13, 2016, at his residence. Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Frostproof is handling the arrangements. … read more.
Raymond L. Martin
Wed  Jun 22 2016 08:30AM
Raymond L. Martin, 72, of Babson Park, Fla., passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at Lake Wales Medical Center. Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales is handling the arrangements. … read more.
Robert Alan Duke
Wed  Jun 22 2016 08:30AM
Robert Alan “Jabber” Duke, 41, of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2016, at Lake Wales Medical Center. Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales is handling the … read more.
Evelyn G. Brown
Wed  Jun 22 2016 08:30AM
Evelyn G. Brown, 93, passed away June 13, 2016, at Bartow Regional Medical Center. Whidden-McLean Funeral Home, Bartow, is handling arrangements. … read more.
Doris Ray Harp
Wed  Jun 15 2016 08:30AM
Doris Ray Harp, 75, passed away Monday, June 6, 2016, at her home in Bowling Green, Fla. Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade, is handling the arrangements. … read more.
Lisa Waterman
Wed  Jun 15 2016 08:30AM
Lisa Waterman, 55, of Indian Lake Estates, Florida passed away Thursday, June 9, 2016, at Lake Wales Medical Center. Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales is handling the arrangements. … read more.
Martha S. Gentry
Wed  Jun 15 2016 08:30AM
Martha S. Gentry, 93, of Bowling Green, Fla., passed Wednesday, June 8, 2016, in Lakeland. Whidden-McLean Funeral Home is handling arrangements. … read more.
Kip A. Collett
Wed  Jun 15 2016 08:30AM
Kip A. Collett, 53, of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away Friday, June 10, 2016, at his residence. Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales is handling the arrangements. … read more.
Annie Ruth Hulsey
Wed  Jun 15 2016 08:30AM
Annie Ruth Hulsey, 78, of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away from heart failure Friday, June 10, 2016. She was born Sept. 6, 1937, in Winter Haven, Fla., to the late John and … read more.
Joan Marie Klein
Wed  Jun 15 2016 08:30AM
Joan Marie Klein, 81, of Bartow, Fla., died June 6, 2016, in Lakeland, Fla. Born in Detroit, Mich., she was a resident of Polk County the past 31 years. She is … read more.
Homer L. Adkins
Wed  Jun 15 2016 08:30AM
Homer L. Adkins, 84, passed away June 10, 2016, in Lakeland, Fla. Born Oct. 11, 1931, in Enterprise, Ala., he was the son of Ira Leroy and Annie Dovie (Horsley) Adkins. He … read more.
Lois Sheffield
Wed  Jun 8 2016 08:30AM
Lois Sheffield, 84, of Frostproof, Fla., passed away Monday, May 30, 2016, at the Bartow Center in Bartow. Marion Nelson Funeral Home, Frostproof, is handling the arrangements. … read more.
Robert C. McKeen Jr.
Wed  Jun 8 2016 08:30AM
Robert C. “Rob” McKeen Jr., 54, of Babson Park, Fla., passed away Monday, May 30, 2016, at his residence. Marion Nelson Funeral Home, Lake Wales, is handling the arrangements. … read more.
Michael W. DelFoss
Wed  Jun 8 2016 08:30AM
Michael W. DelFoss, 73, of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away Thursday, May 19, 2016, at his residence. Marion Nelson Funeral Home, Lake Wales, is handling the arrangements. … read more.
Richard Alavez
Wed  Jun 8 2016 08:30AM
Richard Alavez, 19, of Frostproof, Fla., passed away Friday, May 27, 2016. Marion Nelson Funeral Home, Frostproof, is handling the arrangements. … read more.
Mary Wojteczko Werner
Wed  Jun 8 2016 08:30AM
Mary Wojteczko Werner, 92, passed away Friday, June 3, 2016, in Auburndale, Fla. She was born Nov. 21, 1923 in Alturas, Fla., the daughter of William and Rosa Wojteczko. She was a … read more.
Sandry Yvonne Duke
Wed  Jun 8 2016 08:30AM
Sandra Yvonne Duke, 53, passed away Friday, June 3, 2016, in Sun City Center. She was born July 5, 1962, in Bartow, Fla. She was preceded in death by her father William … read more.