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"Welcome Home" : Honoring Vietnam Veterans 50 Years Later Still the Right Thing to Do

Honoring those who have served to defend is a longstanding tradition in nations around the world, no less so in the United States. The freedoms we enjoy, so easily eroded from... — Updated 4/12/2023

 By Robert Connors    News

Vietnam Veterans Still Feel Effect of War 50 Years Later

March 31, 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the final withdrawal of US military forces from Vietnam, ending more than a decade of fighting in support of the government of South... — Updated 3/29/2023


Wayne P. Miller, 1945-2022

Wayne P. Miller of Lake Wales passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at Somers Hospice House in Sebring. He was born October 31, 1945 in San Francisco, California to the late... — Updated 9/12/2022


A National Audience of Veterans Listens to Lake Wales Radio Show

A nationally-syndicated and web-streamed radio show aimed at veterans originates in a Lake Wales for most of the year. Local residents Mike and Irene Spotswood record the "Cup of... — Updated 2/23/2022


Hans Mathes, 1952-2022

Hans Mathes, 69, passed away Thursday, January 27, 2022. He was born December 27, 1952 in Liverpool, England. Hans served as a Medic in the US Navy during Vietnam. He was Catholic.... — Updated 2/4/2022


William V. "Sonny" Gibson, 1930-2021

William V. "Sonny" Gibson, Jr. passed away on Thursday, December 30, 2021 in Bartow. Born Sept. 22, 1930 in Bartow, Sonny was the son of the late William V. Gibson, Sr. and Mary... — Updated 1/15/2022


Russell Anthony Robertson, 1946-2021

Russell Anthony Robertson of Jacksonville passed away Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at his residence. He was born October 22, 1946 in Washington D.C. to the late Russell and Bertha... — Updated 12/6/2021


Donald Earle Sheppard, 1944-2021

Donald Earle Sheppard, 77, of Lakeland, Florida, passed away Thursday, October 14, 2021, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 33... — Updated 11/17/2021


Robert William Langston Willett, 1942-2021

Robert William Langston Willett passed on Oct 16, 2021. His wife and daughter, three brothers and two sisters-in-law were with him. He was a professor at the University of Georgia... — Updated 10/21/2021


Mary Louise (Lou) Dailey, 1938-2021

Mary Louise (Lou) Dailey, 83, passed away on Oct 18, 2021, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. The family will hold a memorial service on Sunday, Oct. 24, at 2 PM EST at... — Updated 10/20/2021

 By News Staff    News

Ora "Oz" Caldwell Taken by Covid-19

Ora "Oz" Caldwell of Lake Wales passed away September 9th due to complications of Covid-19. Known to many by his nickname of "the Great One," Caldwell was a graduate of West Point... — Updated 10/4/2021


Ora "Oz" Oscar Caldwell, 1937-2021

Ora "Oz" Oscar Caldwell, age 83, of Lake Wales passed away on September 9th, 2021 at 2:20pm at Advent Health in Davenport, Florida from respiratory complications due to Covid 19.... — Updated 10/4/2021


Ronald N. Mathias, 1955-2021

Ronald N. Mathias passed away Monday, September 20, 2021 at Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale. He was born August 20, 1955 in Tampa. He was a veteran of the United States Army... — Updated 9/22/2021


Rev. Canon Timothy Joel Shaw, 1945-2021

Rev. Canon Timothy Joel Shaw, 76 Reverend Canon Timothy Joel Shaw of Winter Haven passed away suddenly on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Winter Haven at the age of 76. He was born... — Updated 9/21/2021


Tony White. 1945-2021

Tony White- Beloved husband, father, brother and papa, embarked upon his last adventure as he passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus on September 10, 2021. Tony loved a great... — Updated 9/18/2021


Lamar Goff, 1944-2021

Lamar Goff, 76, of Lake Wales passed away Monday, Aug. 23, 2021 at his residence. He was born September 8, 1944 in Lake Wales, to the late Daniel and Margaret Goff. Lamar was a retired Police Officer for the Frostproof Police Depar... — Updated 8/29/2021


Major Donor to Local Schools Calls for Mandatory Masks, Vaccines

Some viewed his email as a threat to withhold future funding, but Henry McCance says that's not what he intended. The largest donor to Lake Wales Charter schools, McCance says he... — Updated 7/30/2021


Danny Hare, 1945-2021

Danny W. Hare, 75, of Lake Wales passed away Saturday, July 3, 2021 at Vitas Inpatient Unit at AdventHealth Lake Wales. He was born August 24, 1945 in Portsmouth, VA to the late Rufus Hare and Mary Elizabeth Marshall; he came to... — Updated 7/8/2021


John Roberts, 1941-2021

John Roberts, 80, of Lake Wales passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at Somers Hospice House. He was born March 26, 1941 in Miami to the late Edward and Naomi Roberts; he moved to... — Updated 4/8/2021


Don Sims, 1939-2021

John "Don" Sims, 82, of Lake Wales passed away Sunday, March 28, 2021 at Forsythe Hospice House in Auburndale. He was born January 22, 1939 in Atlanta, GA to the late John Sims and... — Updated 4/1/2021


Larry Howell, 1947-2021

Larry Boyce Howell, 73, of Lake Wales passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Advent Health Lake Wales. He was born July 14, 1947 in Lake Wales to the late Samuel and Ruth Howell and was a lifelong resident of Lake Wales. Larry was... — Updated 3/24/2021


Ernest Poor King, 1922-2021

Ernest Poor King, 98, of Nalcrest passed away Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021 at his residence. He was born April 17, 1922 in Bath, ME to the late Howard and Vera King; he came to the area in 1986 from Maine. He was a veteran of World War... — Updated 2/16/2021


George Blackstone, 1947-2021

George Rodney Blackstone, 73, of Lake Wales passed away Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 at Advent Health Lake Wales. He was born June 24, 1947 in Caribou, Maine to the late Wendell and Geraldine Blackstone; he moved to Lake Wales from San... — Updated 1/21/2021


Curtis Frankey Randall, 1944-2020

Curtis Frankey Randall, 76 of Lake Wales, died Dec. 20, 20202 at Advent Health Hospital in Lake Wales. He was born Feb. 28, 1944 in Sanford, FL. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran.... — Updated 12/25/2020


John McCullough Sr., 1954-2020

John R. McCullough, Sr., 66, of Lake Wales passed away Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 at Advent Health Heart of Florida in Davenport. He was born September 18, 1954 in Frostproof to the late Horace and Louise McCullough. John was the owner... — Updated 10/29/2020


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