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Fort Meade Obituaries
John William Padgett
Wed  Feb 18 2015 08:30AM
John William Padgett, 81, of Bartow, passed away on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center of complications from diabetes. Born on March 13, 1933, in Lake Garfield, … read more.
Donald Dykes
Wed  Feb 11 2015 08:30AM
Mr. Donald Dykes, 73, passed away Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at his home. Mr. Dykes was born Feb. 18, 1941, in Ashford, Ala., to James and Ruby Bradshaw Dykes, and had been … read more.
Judith Fields Hord
Wed  Feb 11 2015 08:30AM
Judy Hord, 60 of Bartow, Fla., passed away Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at Lake Wales Medical Center due to heart failure. She was born Feb. 11, 1954, in Welch, W.Va., … read more.
Tracy Lyle Riggs
Wed  Feb 11 2015 08:30AM
Tracy Lyle Riggs, 49, of Auburndale, Fla., passed away Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, at his fiancee’s residence. He was born June 9, 1965, to Horace Riggs and Sherrly Allen in … read more.
Antonio ‘Tony’ Frean
Thu  Feb 19 2015 06:34PM
Antonio “Tony” Frean, age 76, passed away Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Born Jan. 21, 1939, in Cuba. Mr. Frean was a resident of Bartow since … read more.
Clayton Edward ‘Ed’ Pollard
Thu  Feb 19 2015 06:34PM
Clayton Edward “Ed” Pollard, 62, of Lakeland, Fla., entered into eternal rest on Jan. 24, 2015. He was a retired supervisor with New Wales-IMC/Mosiac. He is survived by his fiancee, … read more.
Louretta Kate Sims D’Agostino
Wed  Jan 28 2015 08:31AM
Louretta Kate Sims D’Agostino, 92, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, in Lakeland, Fla. Mrs. D’Agostino was born May 26, 1922, in Stoneville, N.C., and had been a resident of … 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.
In Loving Memory
Wed  Jan 21 2015 01:56PM
Raymond Dale Goodpasture April 10, 1952 ~January 11, 2015 Raymond Dale Goodpasture, 62, of Falcon, MO died Sunday afternoon, January 11, in the arms of his closest family at Mercy … 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.
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.
Carolyn J. Luempert
Thu  Dec 25 2014 11:40AM
Carolyn J. Luempert, 80, of North Port, Fla, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. She was born Feb. 24, 1934 in Chicago, Ill. and moved to this area 20 years … read more.
Eleanor Metzger Birch
Thu  Dec 25 2014 11:28AM
Eleanor Metzger Birch, 78, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. She was born Dec. 17, 1936, in Patterson, N.J., the daughter of Nathan and Rose Metzger. … 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.
Dennis C. Hackett
Mon  Dec 15 2014 03:26PM
Dennis C. Hackett, 66, of North Port, Fla., passed away Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at home. Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Port Charlotte Chapel. … read more.
Evelyn J. Brown
Wed  Feb 18 2015 08:30AM
Evelyn J. Brown, 84, of Fort Meade, passed away. She was retired from Scott Paper of Muskegon, Mich., and Ametek of Bartow. She passed away peacefully from COPD at home … read more.
Peggy Bradley Rodgers
Wed  Feb 11 2015 08:30AM
Peggy Bradley Rodgers, 72, of Raleigh, passed away after a brief battle with lung cancer on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at Abbotswood at Stonehenge. She was born in Jackson County, N.C., … read more.
Felipe Avila
Wed  Feb 11 2015 08:30AM
Felipe Avila, 88, of Bartow, Fla., passed away due to organ failure on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at his residence surrounded by family and close friends. Mr. Avila was born Aug. 23, … read more.
Carol A. Sullivan
Wed  Feb 11 2015 08:30AM
Carol A. Sullivan, 56, passed away early Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, in Bartow, Fla. She is survived by a loving family. Whidden-McLean Funeral Home, Bartow, is in charge of arrangements. … read more.
Cliff Darrell Booz
Thu  Feb 19 2015 06:34PM
Master Cliff Darrell Booz, who was 16 months of age, passed away in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Cliff was born Sept. 25, 2013, in Haines City, Fla., … read more.
Raymond A. McLeod
Wed  Jan 28 2015 08:31AM
Raymond A. McLeod, 66, passed away Jan. 24, 2015, at his residence in Bartow of multiple myeloma. Born Nov. 27, 1948, in Danville, Va., Mr. McLeod was a resident of … read more.
Mark E. Heggie
Wed  Jan 28 2015 08:31AM
Mr. Mark E. Heggie, 57, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at his home in Frostproof, Fla. Mark was born July 26, 1957, in Joliet, Ill., and moved to Frostproof … 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.
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.
Harold A. Phillips Jr.
Thu  Dec 25 2014 11:42AM
Harold A. Phillips Jr., 84, of North Port, Fla., passed away Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. He was born May 18, 1930, in Haverhill, Mass. Harold served in the U.S. Army … read more.
Shirley A. Kerley
Thu  Dec 25 2014 11:34AM
Shirley A. Kerley, 90, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away peacefully Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 in Port Charlotte, Fla. She was born Nov. 15, 1924, in Muskegon, Mich., to Norman … 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.
Donald Gilbert Nugent
Mon  Dec 15 2014 03:30PM
Donald Gilbert Nugent, 72, of North Port, Fla., passed away Saturday Dec. 6, 2014. He was born Nov. 27, 1942, in Chelsea, Mass., to Gilbert and Doris (nee Dyer) Nugent. … read more.
Betty L. Flannery
Wed  Dec 17 2014 12:45PM
Betty L. Flannery, 81, of North Port, Fla., formerly of Millersville, Md., passed away Tuesday Dec. 9, 2014. Survivors include daughters, Patricia (John) Jones, and Beverly (Albert) Anderson; son, Robert; … read more.