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  • William Braunlin, 1948-2024

    News Obituary Services|Updated May 22, 2024

    William Braunlin of Lake Wales passed away Saturday, May 11, 2024 at AdventHealth Lake Wales. He was born September 10, 1948 in New Jersey City, New Jersey to the late William and Isabell Braunlin; he was a resident of Lake Wales for most of his life. William was a cab driver and a veteran of the United States Marines. He was a very friendly person who loved fishing and talking to people. William is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sharon Braunlin. No services are scheduled...

  • William Robert Simpkins, 1947-2024

    News Obituary Service|Updated May 19, 2024

    William Robert Simpkins, age 76, passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at his home in Bartow, FL after a long courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease. He was born on November 8, 1947, in Millville, NJ to parents Janice and William. He graduated from Vineland High School in 1966 and completed his education at Warner University in Lake Wales, FL where he graduated in 2001 with a bachelor's degree. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserved from 1965-1967. He worked in law enforcem...

  • Martha Ann Lewis, 1963-2024

    News Obituary Services|Updated May 9, 2024

    Martha Ann Lewis, age 61, of Babson Park, FL, died Tuesday, April 30, 2024, at the Forsythe Hospice House in Auburndale, FL. She is survived by her children, Terrance Mosley, Brian Mosley and Jarvis Mosley of Babson Park, FL. Sisters; Christine Barnes and Gladys Tucker of Lake Wales, FL. Brother; Clifford Lewis of Babson Park, FL. Nine grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Visitation with family and friends will take place on Saturday, May 11,...

  • Dean Burbank, 1944-2024

    News Obituary Services|Updated May 7, 2024

    Dean Burbank, age 80, passed away April 30, 2024, at Bartow Regional Medical Center. He was born on April 30, 1944, in Pleasantville, IA to the late Russel Merton Burbank & Mary Evelyn Burbank. He graduated from Pleasantville High School in 1962, St. Bernard College in 1967 with a BA in Mathematics and University of Alabama in 1979 with a MS in Applied Mathematics. He was a United States Air Force Veteran serving as a B52 Navigator Bombardier in Vietnam. He received the...

  • Linda Gale Fielder, 1965-2024

    News Obituary Service|Updated May 7, 2024

    Linda Gale Fielder, age 59, of Zolfo Springs passed away Sunday, May 5, 2024. She was born April 23, 1965 in Avon Park, FL to Richard & Margaret Rhoden. Linda Gale was a Paraeducator for Alturas Elementary School. She was a member of Crewsville Bethel Baptist Church in Zolfo Springs. She was preceded in death by her father Richard Rhoden, brother Larry Rhoden and father in law Lowell Fielder. Linda Gale is survived by her husband of 36 years Brian Fielder of Zolfo Springs, dau...

  • Toni Kronyak Le Lievre, 1966-2024

    News Obituary Service|Updated May 5, 2024

    Toni Kronyak Le Lievre of Freeport passed away Thursday, May 2, 2024 at HCA Florida Hospital in Gainesville. She was born September 20, 1966 in Miami; she moved to Freeport from Lake Wales 27 years ago. Toni was the owner and operator a floor covering company. She was a free spirit with a crazy and goofy personality. She enjoyed bartering and going to the bay to go mullet fishing. Toni loved her dogs, Tootsie and Speckles. Toni was preceded in death by her father, Nicholas...

  • Sara Ann Morey, 1947-2024

    News Obituary Service|Updated Apr 24, 2024

    Sara Ann Morey, a beloved member of the Frostproof community and a cherished mother, daughter, and friend, passed away at her home on Friday, April 19th, 2024. She was born on December 31, 1947 to the late Richard and Gladys Riley. Sara was a remarkable woman who touched the lives of many with her kindness, compassion and love. A lifelong resident of the area, she was a proud member of the United Methodist Church of Frostproof and volunteer for the Frostproof Historical Museum...

  • Mary Ann Mangrum, 1944-2024

    News Obituary Service|Updated Apr 23, 2024

    Mary Ann Mangrum, Age 79, of Bartow, FL, passed away at home on April 20, 2024. She was born on July 30, 1944, in Elizabethton, TN. Mary Ann was a homemaker and a member of Resurrection Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her parents Earl and Sarah Fletcher and niece Mariann Midkiff. She is survived by her husband of 60 years Bob Mangrum; daughter Heather Frey (Ted) of Bartow, FL; grandchildren, Taylor Akins (Dalton) of Lake Wales, FL, Cole Frey (Vallon) of...

  • Daniel Lee, 1955-2024

    News Obituary Service|Updated Apr 22, 2024

    Daniel Lee of Lake Wales passed away Thursday, April 18, 2024 at AdventHealth Davenport. He was born October 14, 1955 in Lake Wales to the late Gerald Lee and Sara Vest; he was a lifelong resident of the area. Daniel was a retired truck driver and of the Baptist faith. He was very good at playing the guitar. He enjoyed drawing and feeding the squirrels. Daniel was preceded in death by his parents, Gerald Lee and Sara Vest; and brother, Mike Lee. He is survived by his sister,...

  • Mary Starling Sullivan, 1933-2024

    News Obituary Service|Updated Apr 11, 2024

    Mary Starling Sullivan, 91, of Babson Park, FL, died on Saturday, March 30 after a full life and quality time with family and loved ones. She was born on January 17, 1933, in Miami, FL, to Clyde and Georgia Starling. In 1950, she graduated from Miami Edison High School. Mary met Richard J. Sullivan (Dick) in Connecticut. They were married at Forest Park Christian Church of Miami, in 1952. Mary and Dick began their family in south Florida. In 1973, they relocated to Babson...

  • Elvia Alvarado Espinoza, 1977-2024

    News Obituary Service|Updated Apr 8, 2024

    Elvia Alvarado Espinoza of Frostproof passed away Saturday, April 6, 2024 at her residence. She was born July 13, 1977 in San Lucas, Michoacan, Mexico to Silvano an Herminia Alvarado. Elvia was a second-grade teacher for Ben Hill Griffin Elementary School where she loved teaching. She loved the town of Frostproof and was passionate about the needs of children. Elvia was full of life and loved her family, especially her grandchildren. Elvia truly enjoyed spending time with her...

  • Dorine Estelle Bullock, 1928-2024

    News Obituary Service|Updated Mar 31, 2024

    Dorine Estelle Bullock was born on December 2, 1928 in Rohrersville MD. She was the first daughter of Margaret Rohrer and John Thomas Geltmacher. The town was named after the Rohrer family. On March 8, 2024, Dorine graduated to her incorporeal fullness at the age of 95, peacefully in her sleep at her home in Lake Wales, Florida. In 1949, at the age of 21, she married Joseph Bullock Sr. in Philadelphia. They raised two sons, Joseph Jr. and Robert, and were very happily married...

  • William Newton "Bill" Mitchell, Jr., 1961-2024

    News Obituary Service|Updated Mar 30, 2024

    William Newton "Bill" Mitchell, Jr. of Lake Wales passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at his residence. He was born February 18, 1961 in Hollywood to the late William and Aldean Mitchell. Bill loved his job as a maintenance technician for Water's Edge and was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was an avid crocheter, scuba diver, sky diver, orchid gardener, mechanic, and surfer. He was a Disney fan and especially liked Jiminy Cricket. Bill is survived by his wife...

  • David Alexander Tolento, 1956-2024

    News Obituary Service|Updated Mar 27, 2024

    David Alexander Tolento of Lake Wales passed away Sunday, March 24, 2024 at AdventHealth Lake Wales. He was born January 19, 1956 in Fremont, Ohio to Alfred and Teodula Tolento; he moved to Lake Wales from Woodville, Ohio in 1984. David was retired and was an active member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. He was an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes Football team and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. David liked plants and animals and loved spending time with his...

  • Kristine Marie Wanamaker, 1948-2024

    News Obituary Service|Updated Mar 27, 2024

    Kristine Marie Wanamaker (Trainham) was born on July 4, 1948, in Watertown, NY, to her late parents John and Alexandra Trainham. She peacefully passed away on March 21, 2024, at the age of 75 in Lake Wales, Florida. Kristine was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She married her beloved husband James on October 10, 1970, at Holy Family Church. Together, they shared a love for road trips, camping, and most importantly, their family. Retirement led them to Lake Wales,...

  • Christine Frances Magruder Hackl, 1927-2024

    News Obituary Service|Updated Mar 27, 2024

    Christine Frances Magruder Hackl, age 96 of Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away on March 23, 2024. Christine was born on June 16, 1927 in Jackson, Mississippi. She married Albert James Hackl and celebrated 67 happy years of marriage, and raised eight children seemingly with ease, navigated numerous moves around the country with an adventurous spirit, and never wavered in her Catholic faith. Known for her strong convictions, Christine never shied away from tough topics and...

  • Sandra Kay Lincoln, 1950-2024

    News Obituary Service|Updated Mar 8, 2024

    Sandra Kay Lincoln of Winter Haven passed away Thursday, March 7, 2024 at Forsythe Hospice House in Auburndale. She was born September 17, 1950 in Lake Wales to the late John and Clara Chambless; she has been a lifelong resident of the area. Sandra was the Office Manager for Dr. Unzueta’s office and was a past member of First Assembly Church. She was a compassionate person who never met a stranger. Sandra was a wonderful mother and best friend. She loved her family and f...

  • Linda Green Robertson, 1947-2024

    News Obituary Service|Updated Mar 7, 2024

    Linda Green Robertson of Lake Wales passed away Monday, March 4, 2024 at her residence. She was born March 10, 1947 in Lake Wales to the late Jesse and Josie Green; she has been a lifelong resident of the area. Linda was a retired real estate loan officer and was a veteran of the United States Navy. She loved to cook and freeze food, gardening, and painting. Linda loved her family, children, and grandchildren dearly. Linda was preceded in death by her husband, Russell...

  • Leah Morgan Robbins, 1969-2024

    News Obituary Service|Updated Mar 7, 2024

    Leah Morgan Robbins, a cherished resident of Satellite Beach, FL, passed away on February 25, 2024, surrounded by loved ones after bravely confronting both lung cancer and Vaccine-Induced Thrombocytic Thrombocytopenia (VITT). Born on December 27, 1969, in San Diego, CA, to Glenda and James D. Morgan, Leah's life was marked by her passion for reptiles and her dedication to education. After graduating from Lake Wales High School in 1987, Leah pursued a degree in Elementary...

  • Sylvia Marsee Griner, 1938-2024

    News Obituary Service|Updated Feb 28, 2024

    Sylvia Marsee Griner died at home surrounded by her family on February 24, 2024, at 8 p,m, due to a lung disease she had for many years. She was 85 years old, and was born June 17, 1938. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rubin Lee Marsee and Flarida Marsee, brother Ray Marsee, and sisters Stella Willene and Fay Juanita. She is survived by her husband Aaron Beal Griner and four children. Brenda Griner Schell (Steven), Treasa Griner McLean (Ken), Kenneth Aaron Griner...

  • Patsy Draper, 1941-2024

    News Obituary Service|Updated Feb 21, 2024

    Patsy Draper of Lake Wales passed away Monday, February 19, 2024 at her residence. She was born September 23, 1941 in Dundee to the late Milton and Trummie Hathcock. She has been a lifelong resident of the area. Patsy was a homemaker and elementary school mentor. She was an active member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd where she volunteered on the Alter Guild and at the Thrift Store. Patsy was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Draper; and sister, Barbara...

  • Donald Gene Clingenpeel, 1939-2024

    News Obituary Service|Updated Feb 17, 2024

    Donald Gene Clingenpeel of Haines City passed away Thursday, February 16, 2024 at his residence. He was born September 5, 1939 in Stillwater, Oklahoma to the late James Earl and Claire Alva Clingenpeel; he moved to Haines City from Alabama 37 years ago. Donald was a manager. He was a hobby enthusiast and enjoyed shrimp boating and playing computer games. Donald was preceded in death by his son, Steve Clingenpeel. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Martha Clingenpeel;...

  • Lorey Blackwelder, 1970-2024

    News Obituary Service|Updated Feb 15, 2024

    Lorey Blackwelder of Frostproof passed away Thursday, February 8, 2024, at her residence. She was born July 18, 1970 in Winter Haven to the late Alvin and Mary Meadows; she was a lifelong resident of the area. She was a homemaker and attended the First Presbyterian Church in Frostproof. She loved being with her family and enjoyed football. Survivors include her husband of 28 years, Alan Blackwelder; daughter, Savanna Blackwelder of Frostproof; son, Joshua Alan Blackwelder and...

  • Sally Ann Boyer, 1942-2024

    News Obituary Service|Updated Feb 15, 2024

    Sally Ann Boyer of Lake Wales passed away Thursday, February 15, 2024 at AdventHealth Lake Wales. She was born March 27, 1942 in New Castle, Pennsylvania to the late Paul and Martha Shannon. She moved to Lake Wales from Pennsylvania in 1983. Sally was an administrative secretary for Lake Wales Hospital for 27 years. She was a member of High Point Church and loved to sew and cook. Sally was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Shannon. She is survived by her husband,...

  • Dr. Alexander "Fleet" Ryland, III, 1946-2024

    News Obituary Service|Updated Feb 12, 2024

    Dr. Alexander “Fleet” Ryland, III, 77, of Lake Wales, passed away on Monday, February 5, 2024, surrounded by loved ones at AdventHealth in Lake Wales. Born on April 5, 1946, in Richmond, VA, Fleet was the cherished son of the late Alexander and Brennan Ryland. Growing up primarily in Sarasota, Fleet attended Riverview High School before proudly serving in the Navy. It was during this time that he found his lifelong companion, Theresa, whom he married in 1969. Pursuing his pas...

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