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Bartow Obituaries
Juanelle Sewell
Fri  Feb 5 2016 02:44PM
Juanelle “Sandy” Sewell, 86, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 in Lakeland. Service will be 3 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 at the A.R.P. Church in Bartow. Reception immediately following … read more.
Dr. Carlos A. Unzueta
Wed  Feb 3 2016 08:30AM
Carlos A Unzueta, M.D., 82, of Lake Wales, passed away on Jan. 27, 2016, after a well fought nine-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was born in Ica, Peru, and was … read more.
Carl W. Britt
Wed  Feb 3 2016 08:30AM
Carl W. Britt, 80 of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. Marion Nelson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. … read more.
Mary Ann Howze
Tue  Feb 2 2016 12:31PM
Mary Ann Howze, 82, of Lake Wales, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at Orchard Park Care Center in Auburndale. She was born on March 7, 1933, in Morgantown, W.Va., to the … read more.
Douglas Young
Wed  Feb 3 2016 08:35AM
Douglas (Doug) Young, 48, passed away Jan. 30, 2016, at his home in Fort Meade. He was born Dec. 3, 1967, in Bartow. Doug is survived by his parents, Ron … read more.
Mildred L. Ruster
Wed  Jan 27 2016 08:30AM
Mildred L. Ruster, 94, passed away Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 at her home in Bartow. Born Sept. 4, 1921, in Wauchula, she was the daughter of the late William Floyd and Annie … read more.
Jarrod S. Schiff
Wed  Jan 27 2016 08:30AM
Jarrod Scott Schiff, 23, of Lake Wales, passed away Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. He was born Feb. 2, 1992, in Bartow to Jon Scott Schiff and Rhodesia Gale Fowler Gilbert. He was … read more.
Toni A. Johnston
Wed  Jan 27 2016 08:30AM
Toni Annette Johnston, 60, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, in Bartow. Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade, is handling arrangements. … read more.
Jarrod S. Schiff
Wed  Jan 27 2016 08:30AM
Jarrod Scott Schiff, 23, of Lake Wales, passed away Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. He was born Feb. 2, 1992, in Bartow to Jon Scott Schiff and Rhodesia Gale Fowler Gilbert. He was … read more.
Thomas J. Mellen
Wed  Jan 27 2016 08:30AM
Thomas J. Mellen, 71, of South Daytona, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, his family by his side. He was born in 1944 in Troy, N.Y. He was a veteran of … read more.
Jeanette Odle
Wed  Jan 27 2016 08:30AM
Jeanette Odle, 78, passed away Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 at her residence in Babson Park. She was born Nov. 25, 1937, in Coalwood, W.Va., to Irvin Lafayette and Lilith Faye (DeHaven) Odle. … read more.
Henry C. Bevis
Wed  Jan 27 2016 08:30AM
Henry Campbell Bevis, 75, of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at Good Shepherd Hospice, Auburndale. He was born July 15, 1940 in Arcadia to L. B. & Marjorie Bevis. … read more.
David A. Johnson
Wed  Jan 20 2016 08:30AM
David Allen Johnson, 46, of Lake Wales, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, at his residence. Marion Nelson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. … read more.
Arabella M. Decker
Wed  Jan 20 2016 08:30AM
Arabella M. Decker, 73, of Lake Wales, passed away Jan. 12, 2016, at her residence. Marion Nelson Funeral Home handling arrangements. … read more.
Mildred L. Ruster
Tue  Jan 19 2016 03:18PM
Mildred L. Ruster, 94, passed away Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 at her home in Bartow. Born Sept. 4, 1921 in Wauchula, she was the daughter of the late William Floyd … read more.
Lonnie L. Hudson
Tue  Jan 19 2016 11:26AM
Lonnie L. Hudson, 80, of Fort McCoy, Fla., passed away on Jan. 15, 2016. He was born and raised in Bartow. He served in the U.S. Army. He was retired … read more.
Ethel Thibodeau
Wed  Jan 13 2016 04:02PM
Ethel Thibodeau, 82, passed away Jan. 1, 2016. She was born in Rumford, Maine and was the daughter of Clarance and Laura Huchins. She was a past senior regent for … read more.
Harold D. Lamb
Sat  Jan 16 2016 10:26PM
Harold D. Lamb, 87, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 at his home in Lakeland. He was born Aug. 10, 1928 in Haines City and was a lifelong resident of … read more.
Edward E. Watson, Sr.
Tue  Jan 12 2016 01:44PM
Edward E. “Bubba” Watson, Sr. 66, passed away Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 at Bartow Regional Medical Center. Born June 21, 1949 in Bartow, he was a lifelong resident. He was … read more.
Barbara Lane
Wed  Jan 13 2016 08:30AM
Barbara Lane slipped away peacefully to join her beloved husband, Allie Lane, at age 91, on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. She was born on Feb. 12, 1924, in Lakeland, Fla., … read more.
Alice R. Colombo
Wed  Feb 3 2016 11:20AM
Alice R. Colombo, 84, of Venice, passed away on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 at Tidewell Hospice in Port Charlotte, Fla. Born on March 4, 1931 in Dearborn, Mich., to the … read more.
Bonnie J. Morren
Wed  Feb 3 2016 08:30AM
Bonnie J. Morren, 80, of Frostproof, Fla., passed away Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at her residence. Johnson-Nelson-Gill Funeral Home is handling arrangements. … read more.
Robert G. Barry Sr.
Wed  Feb 3 2016 08:30AM
Robert Glen Barry, Sr., 77, of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at his residence. Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales is handling arrangements. … read more.
Junior Allen Collins
Wed  Feb 3 2016 08:30AM
Junior Allen Collins, 81, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, in a local hospital. He was the son of Walter Louallen Collins and Willie Odessa Still Collins. A former resident of Fort … read more.
Owen Dale Williams
Wed  Feb 3 2016 08:30AM
Owen Dale Williams died at his home in Waynesville, N.C., on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. Dale (as he preferred to be called) lived in Cullowhee (Jackson County), N.C., during his youth. … read more.
Rose M. Murphy
Wed  Jan 27 2016 08:30AM
Rose M. Murphy, of Lake Wales, moved on to live with Jesus on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, at her residence. She was born on Sept. 8, 1919, in Syracuse, N.Y., … read more.
Elizabeth Etheredge
Wed  Jan 27 2016 08:30AM
Elizabeth “Ann” Etheredge, Daytona Beach, Fla., 86, passed away after a long period of declining health on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, in the care of the Gardens Health and Rehabilitation … read more.
Mary Ann Howze
Wed  Jan 27 2016 08:30AM
Mary Ann Howze, 82, of Lake Wales, passed Jan. 20, 2016, at Orchard Park Care Center in Auburndale. Marion Nelson Funeral Home is handling arrangements. … read more.
Rachel K. Payne
Wed  Jan 27 2016 08:30AM
Rachel K. Payne, 82, of Frostproof, Fla., passed away Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at Lake Placid Health Care. Marion Nelson Funeral Home Frostproof is handling arrangements. … read more.
Littleton F. Buxton
Wed  Jan 27 2016 08:30AM
Littleton F. “Buck” Buxton, 79, passed away at home in Anchorage, Alaska, on Jan. 17, 2016, at the age of 79. He was born in Lake Wales, Fla., on Sept. … read more.
Georgann Howardson
Wed  Jan 27 2016 08:30AM
Georgann Howardson, 74, of Lake Wales, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 at Winter Haven Hospital. She was born March 25, 1941, in New Brunswick, N.J., to George H. and Lillian C. … read more.
Elizabeth Etheredge
Wed  Jan 20 2016 02:50PM
Elizabeth “Ann” Etheredge, Daytona Beach, Fla., 86, passed away after a long period of declining health on Wednesday Jan. 20, 2016 in the care of the Gardens Health and Rehabilitation … read more.
Bertha V. Miska
Wed  Jan 20 2016 08:30AM
Bertha V. Miska passed away Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016 at The Grove Center. She was 93. Johnson-Nelson-Gill Funeral Home, Lake Wales, is handling arrangements. … read more.
Jarrod L. Schiff
Tue  Jan 19 2016 03:54PM
Jarrod Scott Schiff, 23, of Lake Wales, passed away Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. He was born Feb. 2, 1992 in Bartow to Jon Scott Schiff and Rhodesia Gale Fowler Gilbert. … read more.
David L. Hiers
Tue  Jan 19 2016 11:46AM
David Lamar Hiers, 72 passed away on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, while staying with family in Lakeland. Born Nov. 27, 1943 in Bartow, he was the youngest of four children … read more.
JoAnne Phillips
Thu  Jan 14 2016 09:32AM
JoAnne Whitehurst Phillips, 88, passed away on Jan. 12, 2016. She was born Jan. 25, 1927 in Lake Wales. She was the daughter of the late Irene Johnson and J. … read more.
Rose M. Murphy
Tue  Jan 26 2016 10:00AM
Rose M. Murphy, of Lake Wales, moved on to live with Jesus on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 at her residence. She was born on Sept. 8, 1919 in Syracuse, N.Y., … read more.
Donald Hedges
Wed  Jan 13 2016 08:30AM
Donald Roy Hedges, 81, of Lake Wales, passed away Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, at the Groves Center. Marion Nelson Funeral Home handling arrangements. … read more.
Iris Jean Bastine Persing
Wed  Jan 13 2016 08:30AM
Iris Jean Bastine Persing,70 of Lake Wales, passed Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, at Good Shepherd Hospice. Marion Nelson Funeral home handling arrangements. … read more.
Henry Bennett Jr
Wed  Jan 13 2016 08:30AM
Henry Porter “Butch” Bennett, Jr., 56, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016 at his home in Bartow. He was born Sept. 4, 1959 in Naples, Fla. After graduating from Bartow High School … read more.