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The Polk County News and Democrat Obituaries
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.
Loyce Johnston Lilly
Tue  Sep 20 2016 08:25AM
Loyce Johnston Lilly, of Lake Wales, Fla., departed this earth on Sept. 7, 1916, to (as she said) “go home to my God and dance on the stars with my Leo.” … read more.
R. Branden Dykes
Tue  Sep 20 2016 08:25AM
R. Branden Dykes, 34, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, in North Port, Fla. Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade, is handling arrangements. … read more.
James M. Baratka Sr.
Tue  Sep 20 2016 08:25AM
James (Jim) M. Baratka Sr, 75, died on Aug. 23, 2016, in Warrenton, Va. He was born on Aug. 7, 1941, in Phillips, Wisconsin. He was a 1st Sgt. (retired USMC) and … read more.
Donald E. “Don” Stephens Sr.
Tue  Sep 20 2016 08:25AM
Donald E. “Don” Stephens Sr. of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, at his residence. He was 87. Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales is handling the … read more.
Eugene ‘Augie’ L. Augustine
Wed  Sep 7 2016 09:46AM
Eugene “Augie” L. Augustine, 83, of 640 Worth St., Corry, Penn., formerly of 226 Brandywine Trail, Frostproof, Fla., passed away Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016. He was born in Shickley, Neb., on … read more.
Deloris Evans Meade
Wed  Aug 31 2016 08:30AM
Deloris (Lois) Evans Meade, 79, of Haines City, Fla., passed away Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, at Winter Haven Hospital. She was born on March 2, 1937, in Kermit, W.Va., to … read more.
Henry A. Wnek
Wed  Aug 31 2016 08:30AM
Henry A. Wnek, 87, of Indian Lake Estates, Fla., passed Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa. Johnson-Nelson-Gill Funeral Home handling arrangements. … read more.
Anne Sullivan Glasco
Wed  Aug 31 2016 08:30AM
Anne Sullivan Glasco, 92, passed away Aug. 21, 2016, at Bartow Regional Medical Center. Whidden-McLean Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. … read more.
David Buxton
Wed  Aug 24 2016 08:30AM
David Buxton, 64, of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at his residence Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales is handling arrangements. … read more.
Janie Kate Kelly
Wed  Aug 24 2016 08:30AM
Janie Kate Kelly of Frostproof, Florida passed away Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, at Lake Wales Medical Center. She was 62. Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Frostproof is handling the arrangements. … read more.
Velma Lois Howell
Wed  Aug 17 2016 08:30AM
Velma Lois Howell, 104, passed away Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, at her residence in Fort Meade. McLean Funeral Home, Fort Meade in charge of arrangements. … read more.
Isidro Medina Castro
Wed  Aug 17 2016 08:30AM
Isidro Medina “Don Chilo” or “Tio” Castro, 71, of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away Saturday, August 6, 2016. Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales is handling the arrangements. … 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.
Wanda E. Carruth
Tue  Sep 20 2016 08:25AM
Wanda E. Carruth, 58, of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, at the Lake Wales Medical Center. Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales is handling the … read more.
Richard Mercado
Tue  Sep 20 2016 08:25AM
Richard Mercado, 29, of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. He was born April 21, 1987, in Long Beach, Calif. He was a resident of the area since 2014, … read more.
Deborah P. Bowen
Tue  Sep 20 2016 08:25AM
Deborah P. Bowen, 73, of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, at her residence. Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales is handling the arrangements. … read more.
Betty Booream Glasgow
Wed  Sep 7 2016 09:46AM
Betty Booream Glasgow, 89, passed away Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. Born Aug. 23, 1927, she was the daughter of Jack Wines and Adele Haas Booream. She attended local Bartow schools and graduated … read more.
Carolyn Griffith Allen
Wed  Sep 7 2016 09:46AM
Carolyn Griffith Allen, of Due West, S.C., died in her home on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016. She was born Nov. 28, 1935, in Covington, Va., to the late Dr. Murray W. … read more.
Ferieda Roberts Whitney
Wed  Aug 31 2016 08:30AM
Ferieda Roberts Whitney, of Bartow, Fla., passed away Aug. 10, 2016, in Lakeland, Fla. She was born April 8, 1933, in Mendham, N.J. She was a resident of Hickory, N.C., until May 2002. … read more.
Patricia Ann Easton
Wed  Aug 31 2016 08:30AM
Patricia Ann Easton, 66, of Frostproof, Fla., passed away Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at her residence. Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Frostproof is handling the arrangements. … read more.
James Erskine Watts Jr.
Wed  Aug 24 2016 08:30AM
James Erskine Watts, Jr., 31, of Fort Meade, Fla., passed away Friday, Aug. 19, 2016.  Hancock Funeral Home of Fort Meade is handling arrangements. … read more.
Lois Holle-Sharp
Wed  Aug 24 2016 08:30AM
Lois Holle-Sharp of Maineville. Beloved wife of Andrew W. Sharp. Loving mother of William Holle, Jennifer (Loren) Roscoe, Jack Holle, Chris (Shannon) Holle, Cindy (Marvin) Cobb, Barbara Sharp, Paula Sharp, … read more.
Lucille Weeks
Wed  Aug 17 2016 08:30AM
Lucille Weeks, 86, of Lake Wales, Fla., passed from this life into Heaven Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House, Auburndale, Fla. She was born May 7, 1930, in Walton … read more.
Lea Henderson
Wed  Aug 17 2016 08:30AM
Lea Henderson, 14, of Babson Park, Fla., passed away Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, in Orlando. Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales is handling the arrangements. … read more.
Henry Breton Jr.
Fri  Aug 19 2016 02:21PM
Henry Breton Jr. passed from this life to the next on Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Henry was born April 3, 1934, in … read more.