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The Polk County News and Democrat Obituaries
Harold Edgar Kingon
Wed  Feb 15 2017 08:30AM
In Loving Memory of Harold (Hal) Edgar Kingon January 6, 1936-February 9, 2017 Harold “Hal” Edgar Kingon, 81, of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, surrounded by his … read more.
Jeanette G. Gatje
Wed  Feb 8 2017 08:30AM
A Navy wife, loving mother and grandmother, and volunteer, Jeanette Garrett Gatje died on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at home with friends and family at her side. Born in Haines City, … read more.
Carlane R. Knies
Wed  Feb 1 2017 09:48AM
Carlane Ray Knies, 64, looked into the eyes of Jesus on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. Mrs. Knies was born in Roanoke, Va.,, on Aug. 31, 1952. She and her family moved to … read more.
Ann J. Hinson
Wed  Jan 18 2017 08:30AM
Ann Jarvis Hinson, 87, died the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 10, in Marianna after a brief bout with leukemia and heart complications. Hinson was born in Polk County, Florida, and grew … read more.
Pauline Price
Wed  Dec 28 2016 08:30AM
Pauline Price, 84, passed away Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, at her home in Bartow. Mrs. Price was born on Oct. 30, 1932, in Covington County, Alabama. Pauline retired from the Polk County … read more.
Friends, family celebrate Bohde’s life
Wed  Dec 21 2016 08:30AM
Before a packed congregation at First Presbyterian Church, in which practically every seat in every pew was filled, family friends and associates joined to bid good bye to Sylvia W. … read more.
Kathleen C. Hunt
Thu  Dec 15 2016 12:26PM
Kathleen Corcoran “Kitty” Hunt, 80, passed away Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, in Lake Wales. Born Aug. 23, 1936, in Flint, Mich., she was the daughter of the late George H. … read more.
Edith Mae Belle Douglas Smith
Wed  Dec 7 2016 08:30AM
Mrs. Edith Mae Belle Douglas Smith, 75, passed away Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, in Sebring, FL. Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade, FL 863-285-8171 is 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.
Pilkington’s passing shocks community
Tue  Feb 7 2017 04:00PM
Linda Pilkington, 69, who headed up the marketing department for Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center, has passed away Wednesday, Feb. 1 after a battle with cancer. To a person, … read more.
Floyd M. Thackrey
Wed  Feb 1 2017 09:50AM
Floyd M. Thackrey, 92, of St. Petersburg, passed away on Jan. 27, 2017. Floyd was born on March 25, 1924, to Floyd and Mary (Inwood) Thackrey in Plattsmouth, Nebraska. Floyd graduated from … read more.
Rodney Luttrell
Wed  Feb 1 2017 09:48AM
Rodney Luttrell, passed away peacefully the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at his residence at St Francis Care Home in Santa Rosa, Calif. Born in Kentucky on June 12, 1923, Rodney … read more.
Barbara Jean Westbrook Lucky
Wed  Dec 28 2016 08:30AM
Barbara Jean Westbrook Lucky, 77, passed away Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016, in Bartow. Barbara Jean was born May 19, 1939, in Eagle Lake, Fla., and was a life-long resident of Fort Meade. … read more.
Kenneth Marshall Unrue
Wed  Dec 28 2016 08:30AM
Kenneth Marshall Unrue, 56, died Dec. 1 in Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale. He was born Jan. 7, 1960, in Ashland, Ky. He is survived by his mother Nora Unrue … read more.
Jackie M. Blocker Sr.
Wed  Dec 21 2016 08:30AM
Jackie M. Blocker, Sr., 77, passed away Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, at his residence in Bartow. Born March 29, 1939, in Bartow, Mr. Blocker was a lifelong resident. He was a Crop … read more.
Coury’s kindness and caring remembered
Thu  Dec 15 2016 12:26PM
There are probably hundreds of people living in Bartow who were delivered in birth by Dr. Paul Coury. And most all used two words — caring and kindness — to … read more.
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.