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Bartow Obituaries
Jackets have five players in double figures in victory
Sat  Jan 24 2015 08:30AM
Having multiple weapons on the offensive side of the basketball court can make it very difficult for the opposition to defend. The George Jenkins Eagles found out the hard way … read more.
Johnny Whistin
Wed  Jan 21 2015 08:30AM
Johnny Whistin, 72, passed away Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Lakeland, Fla. Born Aug. 15, 1942, in Pavo, Ga., he was the son of the late Harlice and Oralea Whistin. … read more.
Beverly Mae DeLong
Wed  Jan 21 2015 08:30AM
Beverly Mae DeLong, 76, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. Beverly was born July 12, 1938, in Muskegon, Mich., and was a winter visitor to Fort Meade … read more.
Beverly Mae DeLong
Sat  Jan 17 2015 08:30AM
Beverly Mae DeLong, 76, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in Tampa. DeLong was born July 12, 1938, in Muskegon, Mich., and was a winter visitor to Fort Meade for … read more.
Patsy ‘Pat’ Ann Downs
Wed  Jan 14 2015 08:30AM
Patsy “Pat” Ann Downs, 72, passed away Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, from heart failure. Family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at Cornerstone Church of God, … read more.
Carolyn G. Griffin
Sun  Jan 11 2015 04:06PM
Carolyn G. Griffin, 78, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, in Lakeland. Born Feb. 4, 1936, in Bradenton, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Orlando and Vester Joiner. … read more.
Iris W. West
Wed  Jan 7 2015 08:30AM
Iris W. West, 89, passed away Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, in Lakeland. She is survived by a loving family. Visitation is from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at Whidden-McLean … read more.
James D. Salley
Sun  Jan 4 2015 08:33AM
James D. Salley died Dec. 31, 2014, of cancer. He is survived by loving family. Visitation is 6-8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 2 at Whidden-McLean Funeral Home Service is 10 a.m. … read more.
Eleanor Virginia ‘Tot’ Hall
Fri  Jan 2 2015 10:02AM
Eleanor Virginia “Tot” Hall, age 91, passed away Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 at Savannah Court in Bartow of respiratory failure. Born Sept. 26, 1923, in Lakeland, Mrs. Hall was a … read more.
Mrs. Ruby Aycock Armstrong
Wed  Dec 24 2014 08:30AM
Mrs. Ruby Aycock Armstrong, 97, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Bartow. Mrs. Armstrong was born Aug. 15, 1917, in Geneva, Ala., and moved to the Homeland and Fort Meade, Fla., area in … read more.
Donald Albert Nye
Wed  Dec 24 2014 08:30AM
Mr. Donald Albert Nye, 78, passed away at his home in Fort Meade, Fla., on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. Mr. Nye was born May 13, 1936, in Douglas, Mich., and resided in … read more.
Mark Allan Kernen
Sat  Dec 20 2014 08:30AM
Mark Allan Kernen, age 46, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Lakeland. Mr. Kernen was born on Feb. 6, 1968, in Anderson, SC. He worked as a sales … read more.
Eloise B. Vieth
Wed  Dec 17 2014 08:30AM
Eloise B. Vieth, 95, of Lakeland and former resident of Bartow, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, in Lakeland. Eloise was born on Oct. 6, 1919, in Climax, Ga., near … read more.
Jackets remain undefeated, destroy Red Devils
Sat  Dec 13 2014 08:30AM
The Bartow High School Boys Basketball team has owned the rivalry against the Kathleen Red Devils since 2009. The Jackets had beaten the Red Devils 11 out of their last … read more.
Gene Mixon
Mon  Dec 15 2014 02:54PM
Gene Mixon, 71, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at his home in Bartow from cancer. He was born Jan. 18, 1943, in Winter Haven, Fla., and was a lifelong … read more.
Ann P. Huff
Wed  Dec 10 2014 08:30AM
Ann P. Huff, 88, died Dec. 1, 2014. Hers was a life defined by beauty and grace. She was born Anna Loraine Peeples in Bowling Green, Fla., and was raised in … read more.
Mary ‘Collie’ Hormell
Wed  Dec 10 2014 08:30AM
Mary “Collie” Hormell, 94, passed away peacefully of natural causes on Friday, Nov. 14. Born Mary Lois Collenberger in Jerseyville, Ill., on Sept. 25, 1920, Collie lived in Alton, Ill., … read more.
Marlene Tillman Moncrief
Wed  Dec 10 2014 08:30AM
Mrs. Marlene Tillman Moncrief, 73, passed away Friday, Dec. 6, 2014, at her home in Fort Meade. Mrs. Moncrief was born Nov. 13, 1941, in Lakeland, Fla., and was a … read more.
Lotis S. Davis
Wed  Dec 10 2014 08:30AM
Lotis S. Davis, 95, passed away Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, in Bartow. Born Jan. 31, 1919, in Bartow, Mrs. Davis was a lifelong resident and a homemaker. Lotis was a … read more.
Josephine Dierks DeKoven
Sat  Dec 6 2014 08:30AM
Josephine “Jo” Dierks DeKoven passed away on Nov. 17, 2014, at Bartow Regional Medical Center. She was 93. She passed away due to heart failure. Jo and her husband, Reginald … read more.
Marvin W. Peacock
Sat  Jan 24 2015 08:30AM
Marvin W. Peacock, 85, passed away peacefully on Jan. 20, 2015. An artist, poet, fisherman and avid golfer, he’s now dancing to the beat of a different drum. McLean Funeral … read more.
Fanny M. ‘Myrles’ Baker
Wed  Jan 21 2015 08:30AM
Fanny M. “Myrles” Baker, 96, passed away Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at Rohr Nursing Home in Bartow, Fla. Graveside funeral service was at 2 p.m. Monday, January 19, 2015, at … read more.
Eloise Merritt
Sat  Jan 17 2015 08:30AM
Eloise South Merritt, 87, of Lakeland passed from this life on Jan. 9, 2015. She was born in Rex, Ga., on Dec. 22, 1927, to the late Calloway Wrenly South … read more.
Eugene Elmer Bruce Jr.
Wed  Jan 14 2015 08:30AM
Eugene Elmer Bruce Jr., 89, passed away Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at Bartow Regional Medical Center. Born March 16, 1925, in Bartow, Fla., Mr. Bruce was a lifelong resident of … read more.
Kenneth J. Godwin
Sun  Jan 11 2015 04:06PM
Kenneth J. Godwin 81, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, from respiratory failure. Kenny was born May 18, 1933, in Bartow. He spent two years in the U.S. Army after … read more.
Suzette Battle Witmer
Wed  Jan 7 2015 08:31AM
Suzette Battle Witmer, 66, passed away at her home in Bartow on Jan. 2, 2015. Suzette was born Jan. 6, 1948, in Lakeland. She was a fifth generation Florida native … read more.
Margaret Amelia (Hunter) Lane
Wed  Jan 7 2015 08:30AM
Margaret Amelia (Hunter) Lane, 90, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at IU Medical Health (Arnett) Facility in Lafayette, Ind. She was born on June 17, 1924, in Bartow, to … read more.
Donald R. Luna
Sun  Jan 4 2015 08:33AM
Donald R. Luna, 67, died Dec. 29, 2014. He is survived by loving family. Vistation is 1-2 p.m. at Whidden-McLean Funeral Home. Service follows at 2 p.m. Whidden-McLean Funeral Home … read more.
Bartow grad among freshmen producing
Wed  Dec 24 2014 08:30AM
Freshman David Campbell has plenty of company on the Truett-McConnell College (Ga.) men’s basketball team. The Bartow High School graduate is among nine freshmen on the squad of 19 for … read more.
Dennis R. Davis Sr.
Wed  Dec 24 2014 08:30AM
Dennis R. Davis Sr., 53, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Born April 13, 1961, in Fort Meade, Fla., Mr. Davis was a resident of Winter Haven … read more.
Dennis R. Davis, Sr.
Sat  Dec 20 2014 08:30AM
Dennis R. Davis, Sr., 53, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 17, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Born April 13, 1961, in Fort Meade, Fla., Mr. Davis was a resident of Winter … read more.
Tony I. Hill
Wed  Dec 17 2014 08:30AM
Tony I. Hill, age 58, passed away Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, in Lakeland. He was born Nov. 21, 1956, in Portsmouth, Ohio. He was the son of the late Donald … read more.
Eva Dell Coleman
Wed  Dec 17 2014 08:30AM
Eva Dell Coleman, age 93, of Bowling Green passed away Dec. 8, 2014, at her home. She was born Dec. 27, 1920, in Sanborn, Fla. Eva Dell was born and … read more.
Betty Jo Young
Mon  Dec 15 2014 02:54PM
Betty Jo Young, 76, of Bartow passed away on Dec. 11, 2014, at her home. Betty was born in Lake Garfield , Fla. She is survived by her husband, Bill, … read more.
Jim Hillstead
Mon  Dec 15 2014 02:54PM
Jim Hillstead, age 89, of Moorhead, died on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Betty Hillstead; loving father of Kelly Hillstead and his wife, Susanne Finke, and … read more.
Inez Byrd
Tue  Dec 9 2014 10:31PM
Inez Geranium Stewart Byrd, born Oct. 2, 1950, passed away on Dec. 6, 2014, at her residence, 214 Crewilla Drive, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., following a brief battle with lung … read more.
Tony Gilbert
Wed  Dec 10 2014 08:30AM
Mr. Tony Gilbert, 60, passed away Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, in Lakeland, Fla. Tony was born Aug. 13, 1954, in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., and was a longtime resident of Lakeland. … read more.
Phillip J. Gillispie
Wed  Dec 10 2014 08:30AM
Mr. Phillip J. Gillispie, 76, passed away Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Lakeland, Fla. He was born Sept. 18, 1938, in Fort Meade, Fla., where he lived for many years … read more.
Help the Fire Department and the kids
Sat  Dec 6 2014 08:30AM
Once again, the Bartow Fire Department is helping to provide local families with gifts for their children during this Christmas season. The local community has been so generous with our … read more.
Barbara Bunn Adkison
Wed  Dec 3 2014 08:30AM
Barbara Bunn Adkison, 60, passed away from complications of surgery Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Lakeland. Born June 9, 1954, in Bartow, she was the daughter of the late Dorothy … read more.