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Bartow Obituaries
Eric Jason Donnal
Sat  Nov 21 2015 08:30AM
Mr. Eric Jason Donnal, 51, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, at his home in Fort Meade, Fla. Eric was born July 17, 1964, in Lima, Ohio, and was a … read more.
Philip Steven Mooneyham
Wed  Nov 18 2015 08:30AM
Philip Steven Mooneyham Philip Steven Mooneyham, 63, of Rancho Santa Margarite, Calif., died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015 from cancer. He was born to Ruby V. Watts Moneyham and J.R. “Rusty” … read more.
Vaughn Hicks
Sun  Nov 15 2015 01:09PM
Mr. Vaughn Hicks, 78, went home to be with Jesus on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, after a short stay in the Bartow, Florida hospital. Vaughn was born September 26, 1937, … read more.
Edward L. Runnels, Sr.
Sat  Nov 14 2015 08:30AM
Edward L. Runnels, Sr., 87, passed away Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015. Born July 14, 1928, in Colquitt, Ga., Mr. Runnels was a resident of Bartow since 1952, moving from Georgia. … read more.
Reginald DeKoven Jr.
Wed  Nov 4 2015 08:30AM
By God’s grace, Reginald DeKoven, Jr. went to be with his Lord on Saturday, Oct. 31 in Bartow of natural causes. He was born Jan. 21,1919 in St. Petersburg, Fla., … read more.
Katie “Ruth” Wilson Johnson
Wed  Oct 28 2015 08:30AM
Katie “Ruth” Wilson Johnson passed away at her home in Bartow on Oct. , 22, 2015. Ruth was born on March 5, 1927 in Samson, Alab., to the late Willie … read more.
Rev. Paul Etheridge Puckett, Sr.
Fri  Oct 30 2015 12:38PM
Rev. Paul Etheridge Puckett, Sr., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015. He was born on Jan. 5, 1923, in Atlanta, Ga. He was preceded in death by his wife, … read more.
Bartow seeks to rebound against Bishop Moore
Wed  Oct 21 2015 08:30AM
For the second straight week, the Bartow Yellow Jackets football team will face an undefeated opponent in the hopes of being the spoiler to the opposition. Once again, Bartow will … read more.
Donald John Frye
Wed  Oct 21 2015 08:30AM
Donald John Frye, 87, of New Oxford, Pa., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, at the Brethren Home Community. He was the loving husband of the late Elaine … read more.
Frances A. ‘Fran’ Braunbeck
Sat  Oct 17 2015 08:30AM
Frances A. “Fran” Braunbeck, age 78, passed away Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, in Auburndale. Born Oct. 12, 1937, in Bartow, she was the daughter of the late Francis A. and … read more.
Robert E. Barnes
Sat  Oct 10 2015 08:30AM
Robert E. Barnes, 72, of Bartow, Fla., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, at Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale. Born in Charleston, S.C., he moved to Bartow as a … read more.
Arthur B. Losh
Sat  Oct 10 2015 08:30AM
Arthur B. Losh, age 94, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, in Winter Haven, Fla. He was born Feb. 8, 1921, in Webster County, W.Va. He was the son of … read more.
Lorraine Cliett Young, 94 Teacher
Wed  Sep 30 2015 08:30AM
Mrs. Lorraine “Skeetchie” Young passed away Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, at home surrounded by her family at the age of 94. Mrs. Young was born on July 3, 1921, in … read more.
Lorraine Cliett Young, 94, Teacher
Sat  Sep 26 2015 08:30AM
Mrs. Lorraine “Skeetchie” Young passed away Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, at home surrounded by her family at the age of 94. Mrs. Young was born July 3, 1921, in Bowling … read more.
Joann Waldee Smith
Wed  Sep 16 2015 08:30AM
Mrs. Joann Waldee Smith, 77, passed away Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, in Bonita Springs, FL. Joann was born Dec. 9, 1937, in Fort Meade, Fla., where she was a resident … read more.
Dorthy Lynn Douglas Bumgarner
Wed  Sep 9 2015 08:30AM
Dorthy Lynn Douglas Bumgarner born April 4, 1928, passed away Saturday Sept. 5, 2015, at home. A resident of Bartow since 1962, she was a member of the First Baptist … read more.
Carolyn C. Hinton
Sat  Sep 5 2015 08:30AM
Carolyn C. Hinton, age 89, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, in Bartow. She was born June 7, 1926, in Malvern Ark., to Cecil Leland and Helen Louise Clark. Mrs. … read more.
Mary V. Strange
Wed  Sep 9 2015 08:30AM
Mary V. Strange of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away August 18, 2015, at Lake Wales Medical Center. She was 86. Arrangements are by Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales. … read more.
Mark Larramore
Sat  Aug 29 2015 08:30AM
Mr. Mark Larramore, 53, passed away Aug. 27, 2015. Mark was born June 12, 1962, in Bartow, Fla., and has been a resident of Homosassa, Fla., for several years. He … read more.

Wed  Aug 26 2015 10:12AM
Clarence Melburn Smith Mr. Clarence Melburn Smith, 77, passed away Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, in Lakeland, Fla. Mr. Smith was born Aug. 26, 1937, in Fort Meade, Fla., and was … read more.
Charles Terrill Hendrick
Wed  Nov 18 2015 08:30AM
Charles Terrill Hendrick, 62, went home to be with his Savior on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. He is survived by his mother Wilma Roberts Hendrick; sisters, Karen H. Moseley, A. … read more.
Elda Placenza
Tue  Nov 17 2015 04:50PM
Elda Placenza, 86, passed away Nov. 11, 2015. She is survived by a loving family including Donna & David Kent of Bartow. Services and interment will be held in New … read more.
Melbalene A. Douberley
Sat  Nov 14 2015 08:30AM
Melbalene A. Douberley, 89, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Born Aug. 10, 1926, in Hacoda, Ala., Mrs. Douberley was a resident of Bartow for … read more.
Frances “Vickie” Wyser
Wed  Nov 11 2015 08:30AM
Mrs. Frances “Vickie” Wyser, 70, passed away Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015, at her residence in Fort Meade. Vickie was born July 9, 1945 in Lake Wales, Fla., and was a … read more.
Carolyn Hopkins Oster
Tue  Nov 3 2015 11:52AM
Carolyn Hopkins Oster died surrounded by her loving family on Oct. 17, 2015, following a brief battle with lung cancer. She was born in Gallipolis, Ohio, in 1925 and attended … read more.
Alf Shackley
Wed  Oct 28 2015 08:30AM
Alf Shackley of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, at Somers Hospice House in Sebring. He was 62. Johnson-Nelson-Gill Funeral Home Lake Wales handling arrangements. … read more.
Ralph E. Moore, Sr.
Fri  Oct 30 2015 12:38PM
Ralph E. Moore, Sr., 85, passed away Oct. 21, 2015. Born May 19, 1930, in Benton, Ill., Mr. Moore was a resident of Fort Meade since 1962. He was an … read more.
William Leroy Seely
Wed  Oct 21 2015 08:30AM
William Leroy Seely, age 75, passed away on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, in Sebring, Fla. Arrangements entrusted to Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring, Fla. … read more.
Dan Douglas
Mon  Oct 19 2015 02:52PM
Dan Douglas, 54, passed away Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, at McLean Funeral Home. Funeral … read more.
Man on probation found with gun, bullets
Sat  Oct 10 2015 08:30AM
A 25-year-old Bartow resident was arrested on Sept. 24 for possession of a firearm and ammunition and violation of parole, the Bartow Police Department reported. While investigating an aggravated battery … read more.
Bobby B. Walker
Sat  Oct 10 2015 08:30AM
Bobby B. Walker, 81, passed away Oct. 2, 2015, at home in Brandon, Fla. He is survived by his wife, Brenda, and loving family. Gathering is 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. … read more.
Juanita June Smith
Sat  Oct 10 2015 08:30AM
Mrs. Juanita June Smith, 79, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, in Winter Haven, Fla. Mrs. Smith was born Nov. 1, 1935, in Dundee, Fla., and has been a resident … read more.
Gladys L. Melton
Wed  Sep 30 2015 08:30AM
Gladys L. Melton, 97, passed away Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. Visitation is 6-8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, at Whidden-McLean Funeral Home, Bartow. Funeral service is 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. … read more.
John A. Baggett, Sr.
Wed  Sep 16 2015 08:30AM
Mr. John A. Baggett, Sr., 71, passed away Sept. 8, 2015, in Auburndale. Mr. Baggett was born Oct. 20, 1943, in Bowling Green, Fla., and was a longtime resident of … read more.
Karen Parsons
Sat  Sep 12 2015 08:30AM
Karen Parsons, 53, passed away Sept. 9, 2015, Visitation is 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, Lakeland. Services follow at 1 … read more.
Ralphie gave man a reason to live
Sat  Sep 5 2015 08:30AM
When Don Olinger moved from New York to Sarasota he said he essentially went there to die. Now that he has Ralphie, that attitude has changed. Ralphie is a Labrador … read more.
Doris Sherley Hunt
Sat  Sep 5 2015 08:30AM
Doris Sherley Hunt, 66, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in Auburndale, Fla. Doris was born Oct. 17, 1948, in Moultrie, Ga., and was a lifelong resident of Lakeland. She … read more.
Tammy Wiggins Bell
Wed  Sep 2 2015 08:30AM
Mrs. Tammy Wiggins Bell, 52, passed away Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 in Lakeland, Fla. Tammy was born Jan. 11, 1963, in Bartow, Fla., and was a life-long resident of Fort … read more.
Clarence Melburn Smith
Wed  Aug 26 2015 10:16AM
Mr. Clarence Melburn Smith, 77, passed away Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, in Lakeland, Fla. Mr. Smith was born Aug. 26, 1937, in Fort Meade, Fla., and was the son of … read more.
Bobby Lee Taylor
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
Mr. Bobby Lee Taylor, 63, passed away Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in Lakeland. Bobby was born June 20, 1952, in Bartow, Fla., and moved to Lakeland from Fort Meade in … read more.