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Bartow Obituaries
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.
Barbara A. Robson
Wed  Dec 3 2014 08:30AM
Barbara A. Robson, 71, passed away Nov. 29, 2014, at her residence in Bartow of heart failure. Born March 29, 1943, in Pittsburgh, Pa., Mrs. Robson was a resident of … read more.
Linda Peek
Sat  Nov 29 2014 08:30AM
Linda Peek, 73, of Fort Meade, Fla., passed away Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Memorial Service is 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at McLean Funeral … read more.
David Hank Butler Sr.
Wed  Nov 26 2014 08:30AM
David Hank Butler Sr., 59, of Bartow, died Nov. 24, 2014, at Bartow Regional Medical Center. Hank was born in Bartow on Sept. 20, 1955, and had been a lifelong … read more.
Derrick Keith Reeves
Fri  Nov 28 2014 11:53AM
Mr. Derrick Keith Reeves, 33, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in Fort Meade. Derrick was born Oct. 2, 1981 in Bartow, Fla., and was a lifelong resident of Fort … read more.
Shirley Mary Heebsh
Fri  Nov 21 2014 12:50PM
Mrs. Shirley Mary Heebsh, 87, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at the Florida Flywheeler’s Park in Fort Meade. Mrs. Heebsh was born March 31, 1925, in Lake Church, Wisc., and was … read more.
Carrie D. Hardeman Knabe
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
Carrie D. Hardeman Knabe of Bartow, Fla., left her earthly life on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. She was 58. Marion Nelson Funeral Home is handling arrangements. … read more.
Gary Ted Edelson
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
The Lord Jesus graduated Gary Ted Edelson to heaven on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, after his 80th birthday on Nov. 8, 2014. He and his wife, Numpy, were married 53 … read more.
Teresa Marsh Mathis, 64
Sat  Nov 15 2014 08:30AM
Nurse Teresa Marsh Mathis, 64, died Nov. 12, 2014, of respiratory failure. She is survived by loving family. Gathering 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Nov. 15, at Gentry-Morrison at Serenity Gardens. Gentry-Morrison … read more.
Mattie J. Vieth
Wed  Nov 12 2014 06:16PM
Mattie J. Vieth, 89, passed away Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at the Rohr Nursing Home in Bartow. Born Saturday, Aug. 1, 1925, in Wakulla, Fla., Mrs. Vieth was a resident … read more.
Betty S. Grunholzer
Sat  Nov 8 2014 08:30AM
Mrs. Betty S. Grunholzer, 84, passed away Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at her home of heart failure. Mrs. Grunholzer was born April 4, 1930, in Mulberry, Fla., and moved to … 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.
Eloise Thompson Merriett
Wed  Dec 3 2014 08:30AM
Eloise Thompson Merriett, 64, of Lakeland, died Dec. 1, 2014, from renal failure. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Dec. 5 at Whidden-McLean Funeral Home, Bartow. Whidden-McLean Funeral … read more.
Miriam ‘Mickey’ Hogan
Sat  Nov 29 2014 08:30AM
Miriam “Mickey” Hogan, 96, passed away November 14, 2014, at Riverside Healthcare in Covington, Ga. Mickey was born on Oct. 25, 1918, and was a longtime resident of Bartow. Mrs. … read more.
Thomas A. Miller
Wed  Nov 26 2014 08:30AM
Thomas A. Miller, 76, died Nov. 21, 2014, of heart failure. He was born Sept 13, 1938, in West Virginia. Interment will be at a later date. Whidden-McLean Funeral Home … read more.
Evelyn Breton
Wed  Nov 26 2014 08:30AM
Evelyn Breton, 80, of Fort Pierce, Fla., passed away Nov. 21, 2014. She was born June 16, 1934, in Lake City, S.C., to the late Oscar and Ruth Daniels Hancock. … read more.
Iris M. Russell
Fri  Nov 28 2014 11:53AM
Iris M. Russell, age 86, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale of respiratory failure. Born Oct. 23, 1928, in Punta Gorda, Fla., Mrs. Russell … read more.
Charles W. ‘Mac’ McCall
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
Charles W. “Mac” McCall, 89, passed away Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at his residence in Bartow of lung cancer. Born Oct. 4, 1925, in Arcadia, Fla., Mr. McCall was a … read more.
Lois Mercer Burright
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
Lois Mercer Burright, 81, of Cypress, Texas, passed away on Sunday Nov. 16, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. Lois was devoted to her children. She … read more.
Ollie Myrtle ‘O.M.’ White
Sat  Nov 15 2014 08:30AM
Ms. Ollie Myrtle “O.M.” White, 86, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. Born Dec. 31, 1927, in Bartow, she was survived by a loving family. Services will be held at … read more.
Robert Byrous Kelley
Wed  Nov 12 2014 06:18PM
Robert Byrous Kelley, 75, of Fort Meade, Fla., passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Memorial service was at City of Fort Meade Mobile Home Park Activities Center at 11 a.m., … read more.
Sarah ‘Betty’ Toney
Wed  Nov 12 2014 06:16PM
Sarah Elizabeth “Betty” Toney, 73, of Haines City, Fla., passed away Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, due to heart failure. Betty was a pharmacist assistant at Varn’s Pharmacy in Fort Meade. … read more.
Betty S. Grunholzer
Wed  Nov 12 2014 08:30AM
Mrs. Betty S. Grunholzer, 84, passed away Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at her home of heart failure. Mrs. Grunholzer was born April 4, 1930, in Mulberry, Fla., and moved to … read more.