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  • Walter Elder Ferguson III, 1952-2024

    News Obituary Services|Updated Jun 5, 2024

    Farewell to Walter Elder Ferguson III, a gallant human being, who passed away at age 72 on April 26, 2024, of natural causes. A Celebration of Life will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 8 at Lake Howard Heights, 650 North Lake Howard, Winter Haven, presented by his family and classmates. Born on Feb. 26, 1952, with cerebral palsy, a lifelong condition that affects movement and coordination, Ferguson lived an extraordinary life. When his mother died in a car accident...

  • Dennis Gandy, 1955-2024

    News Obituary Services|Updated May 29, 2024

    Dennis Gandy, age 69, passed away May 26, 2024 at Bridgewalk on Harden Health and Rehab. He was born on February 9, 1955, in Bartow, FL. Dennis worked as an electrician. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Lake Garfield. He enjoyed building bird houses, animals, music and being an artist. He is survived by a loving family that include his daughter Melissa Burkett (Sam) of Bartow, son Jared Gandy (Sarah) of Bartow, mother Imogene Gandy of Bartow, sisters Debbie Tucker...

  • Timothy Paul Connors, 1954-2024

    News Obituary Services|Updated May 27, 2024

    Timothy Paul Connors of Lakeland, FL died Thursday, May 23. He was born February 7, 1954 to the late Paul T. and Mary L. Connors. He was a retired lieutenant for the City of Lakeland fire department, a graduate of the Firefighters Academy and a trained Emergency Medical Technician. Tim was a former resident of Lake Wales and a 1972 graduate of Lake Wales High School where he participated in track and football. As an adult he enjoyed golf and participated in numerous leagues an...

  • Evelyn Katherine Furry, 1932-2024

    News Obituary Services|Updated May 24, 2024

    Evelyn Katherine Furry of Lake Wales passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at Forsythe Hospice House. She was born November 23, 1932 to the late Charles and Helen Green in Gamber, Maryland. Evelyn was a cafeteria worker for the School System. She previously enjoyed bowling and often spent her time gardening and canning. Evelyn loved traveling, especially when it included camping or cruising. She loved to participate in activities at the Tower Lake Clubhouse like dancing. She was a...

  • 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...

  • 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...