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Polk County, Florida
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Obituaries and Death Notices
Jack Badley
Jack Ronald Badley, 46, Cascade, Idaho, died Wednesday morning in a Winter Haven, Fla. Hospital after suffering an accidental gunshot wound April 10. He was born July 17, 1924, in McCall, Idaho.  He spent his early years on his father’s ranch on South Fork Salmon River.  He served in the 82nd Airborne during World War II.  He was a hospital administrator from 1949 until 1968 at Valley County Hospital.  He had resided in Auburndale, Fla.  He married Ellen Van Brocklen in 1969. Survivors include his wife; to brothers, Clayton M. Badley, Boise, Idaho and Jerry D. Badley, California; two sons, Orland L. Badley, Auburndale, Fla., and Jack R. Badley, Jr. with the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C.; a daughter, Linda L. Alley, Boise; and a grandson. Services were conducted Friday at 10 a.m. in Auburndale.  Interment is scheduled later with military rites in Cascade.  [He was buried in Auburndale Memorial Park, Auburndale, Florida.] [Polk State: FL Newspaper: unknown Date: 05/1971 . Submitted by a friend of free genealogy]
Melissa Bushnell

Mrs. Melissa Bushnell, wife of B. F. Bushnell of Lakemont, died Wednesday and was brought to Fort Meade and buried Thursday.
[Tampa Tribune – 23 May 1906 - MZ - Sub by FoFG]

Edgar Right Fenton
RITES FOR MR. FENTON
d. Dec 31, 1963 added 7/26/2012, Fairview Cem, Hardin, Big Horn Co., MT
Funeral services for Edgar Right Fenton, 73, of Eaton Park, who died Tuesday, were held this morning at the Thornton Memorial Home chapel, with the Rev. Jack Hensley officiating. Burial will be in Hardin, Mont. Vocal and organ selections were provided by Phil Brewer. [Lakeland Ledger jan31964 . Submitted by Barbara Lee]

Mrs. R.R. Foote

Mrs. R. R. Foote, mother of Mrs. William Van Fleet, died at her home in Auburndale Sunday evening after an illness of several weeks. Besides her daughter, Mrs. Van Fleet, she is survived by six grand children, and one great-grandchild.
[Tampa Tribune – 18 Sept. 1916 - MZ - Sub by FoFG]

Ronald J. Gunter
RONALD J. GUNTER, eight week old son of Mr. and Mrs. James J. Gunter, Highland City, died yesterday morning at his home.
He is survived by his parents, his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Morris Walker, Plant City and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Allie Gunter, Nashville, Ga.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock at the chapel of Thornton Memorial Home and burial will be in Oak Hill Burial Park.  [Lakeland Ledger, Jan 5, 1964. Submitted by Barbara Lee]

Florida Hankins
BARTOW, Nov. 2. – Mrs. Florida Hankins died at Daytona and was brought here and interred in Wildwood cemetery on Wednesday. Mrs. Hankins has lived here for many years and was greatly loved by her many friends, who mourn her loss and sympathize with her relatives. At the time of her death she was on a visit to her son Maxwell at Daytona.
[Tampa Tribune - 3 Nov. 1908 - MZ - Sub by FoFG]

Gerald Winston Kimball
LL jan31964 d. Jan 2, 1964 , Pine Grove Cem, Bangor, Maine
GERALD WINSTON KIMBALL, 47, of 44 Sunridge Drive, Ridge Manor, died last night at Lakeland General Hospital after an illness of several weeks. He was a native of Lewiston, Maine, and came to Lakeland from Maine six years ago. He was development supervisor of Ridge Manor, a member of the Masonic Lodge of Trilby, and a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ferne M. Kimball; two sons, Merrill, serving in the U.S. Navy, and Gerald, serving in the Marine Corps; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Kimball of Clermont; and two brothers, H. F. Kimball of Pembroke, Mass, and Kermit of Hingham, Mass. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Thornton Memorial Home chapel, with burial to be announced later. The family has requested that flowers be omitted. 

RITES FOR MR. KIMBALL
Funeral services for Gerald Winston Kimball, of 44 Sunridge Drive, Ridge Manor, who died Thursday evening, were held yesterday afternoon in the chapel of Thornton Memorial Home. The Rev. William B. Mundy officiated. Burial was to be at a later date. [Lakeland Ledger  jan51964. Submitted by Barbara Lee

Katherine T. King
RITES FOR MISS KING Funeral services for Miss KATHERINE T. KING, 85, of 310 Interlachen Parkway, who died Tuesday, were held Friday morning at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, with the Rev. John Corkery officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Burial Park. Pallbearers were William LaLonde, Herbert Dittman, Anthony Baumann, William C. Grimm, O. T. Bredeken and William DeGroot. Heath Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.  [Lakeland Ledger, Jan 5, 1964. Submitted by Barbara Lee] 
Nancy Luke
BRADLEY JUNCTION -- Mr. Cravey’s mother, Mrs. Nancy Luke, died suddenly at her home Friday. Mrs. Luke was in her seventy-fifth year and had lived at Bradley for a number of years.
[Tampa Tribune – 11 Aug. 1918 - MZ - Sub by FoFG]

Marye V. Major
Mrs. MARYE VIRGINIA MAJOR, 80, of 501 E. Oak St., Died Friday noon in Arcadia after a long illness.
She was a native of Milwaukee, Wis., and had lived in Lakeland for one year.
Mrs. Major is survived by her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Yariger of Diamondale, Mich.
Services and burial will be in Schoolcraft, Mich. Arrangements were under the direction of Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home. [Lakeland Ledger, Jan 5, 1964. Submitted by Barbara Lee]

Chas. McCrory
Takes Carbolic Acid for Jamaica Ginger -- Drunken Laborer Dies after Horrible Mistake -- Dead Man Leaves No Clue to Family
Lakeland, January 31. -- (Special) -- Mistaking a bottle of carbolic acid for Jamaica Ginger, Chas. McCrory, a brick layer of this city, drank the contents of the bottle containing the poison Saturday night and died from its effects within a few minutes.
McCrory was not a drinking man habitually, but he had been to Plant City, where he had become intoxicated, and on returning to his room at the Ford House, he got up out of bed at 11:30 to take a drink of ginger, which h e had secured, and in his condition he mistook the bottle of poison for the Jamaica Ginger and swallowed its contents. His groans attracted the attention of other roomers in the house, and a doctor was at once secured, but it was too late to save the unfortunate man's life.
Mr. McCrory was sixty two years of age. He came her a few weeks ago from Kissimmee to do some brick work for Contractor N. F. Bass, of Kissimmee. Papers he had on his person showed that he had worked at DeLand, Orlando, St. Petersburg and Kissimmee. Being a member in good standing of the Orlando Bricklayers' Union, his body was shipped there last night. His union death benefits of $800 is payable to his estate, but as no clue is known to his family, this sum is being held awaiting further information.
[The Tampa Morning Tribune, Wednesday, January 22, 1913- Transcribed and contributed by: Frances Cooley]


Edwin North
LAKELAND, March 12 — Funeral services for Edwin North, 73, who died at his home on the Lakeland-Medulla road Wednesday were held here today with the Rev. W. F. Moses officiating, The body was sent to Orlando for cremation, The deceased had been a resident of Florida 30 years and is survived by a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Holbrook of Lakeland, and two brothers and a sister in the west.
["Tampa Tribune", 13 Mar 1933 - MZ - Sub by FoFG]
Maude M. Parry
d. Jan 2, 1964
LAKE WALES – Mrs. MAUDE M. PARRY, 84, of rural Lake Wales, died yesterday morning in the Lake Wales Hospital where she had been a patient for one day. Mrs. Parry was born in Pensacola and lived most of her life in Polk County. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Bartow. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. M. J. Tillis Sr., Bartow and Mrs. Leo H. Wilson, Bradenton; one sister, Mrs. Lee W. Clayton Sr., Lakeland; seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2:30 o’clock tomorrow afternoon at the Whidden Funeral Home Chapel in Bartow with the Very Rev. Russell S. Carleton, officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery. [Lakeland Ledger  jan31964 . Submitted by Barbara Lee]
James Edward Phillips
RITES FOR MR. PHILLIPS
d. Dec 31, 1963
Funeral services for JAMES EDWARD PHILLIPS, of 1304 Edgewood Drive, who died Tuesday, were held yesterday at the chapel of Thornton Memorial Home. The Rev. Law M Mobley and the Rev. Larry Lafferty officiated. Burial was in Oak Hill Burial Park. Pallbearers were Willis Edenfield, William Lyerly Jr, Rudy Connor, Jay Ray Bridges, Charles Jenkins and Harry Prine. Vocal selections were presented by Kirby Blaine accompanied by Mrs. George Moseley. [Lakeland Ledger  jan31964 . Submitted by Barbara Lee]
Annie Roberson

KATHLEEN, Jan. 2. – Mrs. Annie Roberson, one of the old residents here died this morning. She was sixty-four years of age. The remains will be shipped to Millner, Ga., for internment.
[Tampa Tribune – 3 Jan. 1916 - MZ - Sub by FoFG]

J.C. Sloan
J. C. Sloan, a long time resident of Lakeland, died at his home on Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Sloan has been in ill health for some time, and while his death was not unexpected, it came, nevertheless, as a great shock to his family and friends.
[Tampa Tribune – 11 July 1916 - MZ - Sub by FoFG]

Cynthia A. Lawrence
LAWRENCE INFANT
AUBURNDALE – CYNTHIA ANN LAWRENCE, two-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Lawrence, 255 E. Lake Ave., died Friday morning at her home. She was born in Tennessee, and came here with her parents three weeks ago.
Other survivors include a sister Debbie, a brother, Billie, and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Bradford of Paducah, Texas and Mr. and Mrs. Abbie Lawrence of Minor Hill, Tenn.
Services were held yesterday at the graveside in Auburndale Memorial Park, with the Rev. W. W. Watson, pastor of the First Missionary Baptist Church of Auburndale, officiating. Kersey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  [Lakeland Ledger, Jan 5, 1964. Submitted by Barbara Lee]


James Leon Corbitt
AUBURNDALE – JAMES LEON CORBITT, 56 of 2009 Highway 92, died Friday at his home. He was a native of Georgia and moved to Auburndale six years ago. He was a retired welder. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Charles Taylor of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Rollins of Jacksonville, Mrs. Weatha Solomon of Broxton, Ga., Mrs. Mabel Gibbs of Fitzgerald, Ga., and Mrs. Mattie Sullivan of Green Cove Springs; and a brother, C. W. Corbitt of Jacksonville.
Funeral services and burial will be held this afternoon at Douglas, Ga. Arrangements here were under the direction of the Kersey Funeral Home.  [Lakeland Ledger, Jan 5, 1964. Submitted by Barbara Lee]


Viola W. Clackett
WINTER HAVEN – Mrs. VIOLA WINFRED (FREUND) CLACKETT, 66 of 1563 S. Lake Howard Drive, died yesterday morning at the Winter Haven Hospital following a long illness.
She was a native of Chicago and came to Winter Haven from there seven years ago.
Mrs. Clackett is survived by her husband, William Hubert Clackett; and a daughter, Viola Mary Clackett, both of Winter Haven; one son, Richard John Clackett of Lake Tahoe, Calif.; a brother, Harry Freund of Chicago; and one granddaughter. Services will be held this afternoon at 4:30 o’clock at the Ott-Laughlin Funeral Chapel here with Rev. Charles Gunderman, pastor of the Grace Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will follow at the Lakeside Memorial Park, Winter Haven. [Lakeland Ledger, Jan 5, 1964. Submitted by Barbara Lee]


Joseph P. Bridges
POLK CITY – JOSEPH P. BRIDGES, 84, a resident of Green Pond, died Friday night at a Lakeland nursing home after a long illness. He was a retired farmer and had lived most of life in Polk County. He was a member of the Mt. Enon Primitive Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Willie Bridges of Davenport; a sister, Mrs. Nelia Sloan of Groveland; three brothers, the Rev. W. P. Bridges of Polk City, Charles of Groveland and W. M. of Clermont; and one grandchild. Services will be held this afternoon at 2:20 o’clock at the Green Pond Baptist Church, with Elder I. C. David officiating, assisted by the Rev. Ray Kirkland, pastor of the Bay Lake Baptist Church. Burial will be in Green Pond Cemetery. Kersey Funeral Home of Auburndale is in charge of arrangements.  [Lakeland Ledger, Jan 5, 1964. Submitted by Barbara Lee]


Henry Ford Hendrix
PLANT CITY – Funeral services for HENRY FORD HENDRIX, 39, of 1512 West Lowery Ave., Plant City, who died Friday, will be held this afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Haynes Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Floyd Tyson officiating. Burial will be in the Turkey Creek Cemetery. Mr. Hendrix is survived by his widow, Mrs. Flossie Belcher Hendrix, Plant City; one daughter, Miss Carol Belcher and one son, Rex Belcher, both of Plant City; five sisters, Mrs. Ettie Mae Jacob, Samson, Ala., Mrs. Ida Lee Marlow, Lakeland, Mrs. Audrey Byrd, Chipley, Fla., Mrs. Voncile McNeal, Lakeland and Mrs. Nell Williams, Lakeland; four brothers, Lex Hendrix, Raymond Hendrix and Hilton Hendrix, all of Lakeland and Ewell Hendrix, Hartford, Ala. Nephews of the deceased will be pallbearers. Services are under the direction of Haynes Funeral Home of Plant City.  [Lakeland Ledger, Jan 5, 1964. Submitted by Barbara Lee]


Margaret Jensen
WINTER HAVEN – Mrs. MARGARET JENSEN, 68, of 2028 26
th St., NW, died at her home Friday night.
She was native of Britt, Iowa, and came here 14 months ago from Kenosha, Wis. Mrs. Jensen was a member of the Roman Catholic Church.
She is survived by her husband, Jacob Jensen of Winter Haven; two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn MacKenzie and Mrs. Maxine Hundson, both of Kenosha; three sisters, Mrs. Marie Berg, Mrs. George Zimpelman, both of Kenosha, and Mrs. Kay Wetterberg of Waukegan, Ill.; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services will be announced by the Crisp Funeral Home here.  [Lakeland Ledger, Jan 5, 1964. Submitted by Barbara Lee]


RITES FOR MRS. JENSEN
WINTER HAVEN – Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Jensen, 68, of 2038 26
th St. NW, who died Friday night, were to held at 2 o’clock this afternoon at the chapel of Crisp Funeral Home. The Rev. Douglas Jensen, Pastor of the Havendale Baptist Church, was to officiate. Burial was to be in Lakeside Memorial Park. [Lakeland Ledger, Jan 6, 1964]


Alice E. Wallace
WINTER HAVEN – Mrs. ALICE E. WALLACE, 84, of 3000 Lake Hartridge Drive, died Friday night at the Winter Haven Hospital after a long illness.
She was a native of Hope, Ark., and came here in 1930 from Broken Bow, Okla. Mrs. Wallace was a member of the Beymer Memorial Methodist Church, the Daughters of Wesley Sunday School Class and a past member of the Edith Knox Circle of the church. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Beth W. Samuel, Mrs. S. E. Page and Mrs. R. E. Gannaway, all of Winter Haven; three sons, H. H. Wallace and H. G. Wallace of Winter Haven, and James J. Wallace of Orlando; two half-sisters, Mrs. John Moreland of Ida Belle, Okla., and Mrs. Horace J. Owens of San Antonio, Tex.; one half-brother, Ambrose J. Fair of Hope, Ark., three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services will be held at 3 o’clock this afternoon at the Crisp Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Leo F. King, pastor of the Beymer Memorial Methodist Church officiating, assisted by Dr. J. E. Hurt, retired Methodist minister of Davenport. Burial will be at Lakeside Memorial Park here. [Lakeland Ledger, Jan 5, 1964. Submitted by Barbara Lee]


Florence Kathryn Hawley
LAKE ALFRED – Mrs. FLORENCE KATHRYN WASHBURN HAWLEY, 85, of Marantha Heights, Lake Alfred, died yesterday morning at her residence after a lengthy illness. She was a native of Tidioute, Pa., and came to Lake Alfred in 1952 from Bedford, Pa. She is survived by her husband, B. S Hawley; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Pratt, St. Petersburg and Mrs. Olga Williamson, St. Petersburg; one brother, Frederick Yeager, St. Petersburg. Services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Marantha Heights with the Rev. David E. Dietzel, pastor of Lake Alfred Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Lake Alfred. Mitchell Funeral Home.  [Lakeland Ledger, Jan 5, 1964. Submitted by Barbara Lee]


Mrs. Ollie Lancaster
WINTER HAVEN – Mrs. OLLIE C LANCASTER, 78 of Route 1, Winter Haven, died unexpectedly yesterday afternoon at Winter Haven Hospital. She was lifelong resident of Polk County and was a member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Ish Lancaster of Winter Haven; Clyde Smith, Sebring and Clifford Smith of Las Vegas, Nev.; three daughters, Mrs. Agnes Dougherty, Goldenrod, Mrs. Vera Pebbles, Nashville, Tenn., and Mrs. Clara Boyington, Miami; 17 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.  [Lakeland Ledger, Jan 5, 1964. Submitted by Barbara Lee]


James Buren Kilgore
RITES FOR MR. KILGORE
AUBURNDALE – Services for JAMES BUREN KILGORE, 55, who was found dead in an orange grove north of Auburndale on Dec. 19, were held Friday at the graveside at Auburndale Memorial Park, with the Rev. James R. Thompson, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Auburndale, officiating.
Kilgore is survived by three sisters, Mrs. John L. Sullivan of Jacksonville; Mrs. J. C. Molley of Prichard, Ala; and Mrs. Lucille Pittman of Houston; four brothers, Charles and Roy of Winfield, Ala., Lester of Vayton, Ore., and Frank of Fayette, Ala.
Kersey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.  [Lakeland Ledger, Jan 5, 1964. Submitted by Barbara Lee]

WINTER HAVEN – Services for Mrs. TOMMIE S. ELLIS, 41, of 1640 Roselawn Ave., SW, who died Friday morning, will be held at the Crain Funeral Home in Mounds, Ill., with burial to follow at Spencer Heights Cemetery there.
Arrangements are being made by the Crisp Funeral Home in Winter Haven.  [Lakeland Ledger, Jan 5, 1964. Submitted by Barbara Lee]

RITES FOR MRS. GRUBBS
WINTER HAVEN – Services for Mrs. MARY MARGARET GRUBBS, 46, of 1139 S. Rifle Range Road who died Thursday night at Lakeland General Hospital, will be held at the Ott-Laughlin Funeral Chapel at 2:30 o’clock this afternoon with the Rev. H. T. Ward, pastor of the 40
th Street Baptist Mission, Innwood, officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery.  [Lakeland Ledger, Jan 5, 1964. Submitted by Barbara Lee]

CHARLES GORDON DOVE SR., 74, of the Holiday Mobile Home Park, died this morning at the Lakeland General Hospital after a week-long illness. He was a native of Port Huron, Mich., and had spent the past 10 winters here. He was a retired government inspector and a member of the Grace Episcopal Church of Port Huron.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Meta L. Dove; three daughters, Mrs. C. Swain Emerson, Mrs. Ralph O. Klohn and Mrs. Joseph A. Zauer, all of Port Huron; and two sons, Charles G. Jr. and E. Emory, also of Port Huron.
Funeral services and burial will be in Port Huron. Thornton Memorial Home is in charge of arrangements here.  [Lakeland Ledger, Jan 6, 1964. Submitted by Barbara Lee]

CHARLES EDWIN TERRY SR., 79 of the Carpenter’s Home, died Saturday afternoon at the home after an illness of several months. He was a native of St. Augustine and moved to the home two months ago from Tampa. He was a retired high school teacher and supervisor of vocational education in Tampa.
Mr. Terry was a member of the Carpenter Union in Tampa; past president of the Sons of The American Revolution and a member of the Retired Teachers Association.
He is survived by one son, C. E. Terry Jr., Orlando; one sister, Mrs. B. E. Hardaker, Jacksonville, and three nephews.
Graveside services will be tomorrow at 3 o’clock at the Auburndale Cemetery in Orlando. Thornton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. [Lakeland Ledger, Jan 6, 1964. Submitted by Barbara Lee]

RITES FOR MR. TERRY
Funeral services for Charles E. Terry Sr., 79, of the Carpenter’s Home, who died Saturday, were held yesterday afternoon at the graveside at the Old Auburndale Cemetery, with the Rev. Dr. Evert A. Cremer, pastor of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, officiating. [Lakeland Ledger, Jan 8, 1964. Submitted by Barbara Lee]
Mr. Terry’s nephews served as pallbearers.

LUTHER P. CUNNINGHAM, 69, of 2422 Everett St., died yesterday at Lakeland General Hospital after a very brief illness. He was a native of Job, W. Va., and came to Lakeland three years ago from Akron, Ohio. He was a retired Baltimore and Ohio Railroad employee, a veteran of World War I, and attended the First Assembly of God Church.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Gussie Cunningham; two brothers, Voil White of Detroit and Paul White of Job; and a sister, Mrs. J. L. Davie of St. Petersburg.
Services will be held at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at the Dukes-Steen Funeral Home, with the Rev. J. Foy Johnson officiating. [Lakeland Ledger, Jan 6, 1964. Submitted by Barbara Lee]


RITES FOR MR. CUNNINGHAM
Funeral services for Luther P. Cunningham of 2422 Everett St., who died Sunday, were held yesterday afternoon at the Dukes-Steen Funeral Home chapel, with the Rev. J. Foy Johnson officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Burial Park.
Music was provided by C. E. DeWeese, soloist, with Mrs. Arthur W. Rich at the organ. Pallbearers were Harlan H. Barnes, Melvin Ellis, Harry Cooke, Marion Miller, Harmon Tutwiler, Lon Kennerly and Elridge DeWeese. [Lakeland Ledger, Jan 9, 1964. Submitted by Barbara Lee]

DUNDEE – Mrs. LOLA CRAWFORD, 85, of Dundee, died Saturday night at a Bartow hospital after a short illness. She was a native of Lake Butler and moved to Dundee in 1938. She was a member of the Dundee Baptist Church.
Mrs. Crawford is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Letla Brown, Lake Butler; one son, George W. Crawford, Dundee; one sister, Mrs. G H. Pearce, Winter Haven and two brothers, L. W. Williams, Lake City and O. V. Williams, Lula, Fla.; ten grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon at the Baptist Church in Lake Butler. Burial will be in Olustee Cemetery, Lake Butler. Crisp Funeral Home in Winter Haven is in charge of arrangements. [Lakeland Ledger, Jan 6, 1964. Submitted by Barbara Lee]


IRVING RONAL TAYLOR, 56, of the Oak Ridge Trailer Park, died yesterday in Lakeland General Hospital. He was a native of Pawtucket, R.I., and moved here three years ago. He had made his home with Mr. and Mrs. David Yates for the past 28 years. Mr. Taylor was custodian at Combee Elementary School and a member of Orange Heights Methodist Church.
Services will be held Thursday morning at 10 o’clock at Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Burial Park. [Lakeland Ledger, Jan 7, 1964. Submitted by Barbara Lee]
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RITES FOR MR. TAYLOR
Funeral services for IRVING RONAL TAYLOR, of the Oak Ridge Trailer Park, who died Monday, were held yesterday at 10 o’clock at the Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home chapel, with the Rev. Guy S. Athearn, pastor of Orange Heights Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Burial Park.
Pallbearers were James W. Austin, Jerome Mears, John Holly, Fred Mears, William C. Smith and Joseph Barbosa.

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PLANT CITY – WILLIAM W. WINDHAM, 90, of 503 Pennsylvania Ave., died last night, He was a former resident of Lakeland and had been a resident of Hillsborough County for the past 50 years.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Bessie Windham; a daughter, Mrs. B. H. Carr of Lakeland; two sons M/Sgt. Clarence W. of the U.S. Army in Europe, and Hugh of Jacksonville; a sister, Mr. W. J. Perkins of Lakeland; two brothers, Paul D. and Claude A., both of Lakeland; and six grandchildren.
Service arrangement will be announced by Wells Funeral Home of Plant City.

LLjan81964 d. Jan 7, 1964
LOUIS WORRALL YARNALL, 97, retired owner of the Yarnall Transfer and Storage Co., died yesterday afternoon at a Lakeland nursing home after a long illness. He was a native of Pennsylvania, and moved to Lakeland from Haines City in 19_5. He made his home here at 523 Clayton Ave.
He was a life member of Friends Church of Yeardon, Pa.; a charter member of the Elks Lodge; charter member of the Knights of Pythias; a 33
rd Degree Mason of Lodge 51; and a member of the Egypt Shrine of Tampa.
He is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Edwin E. Sawyer and Mrs. H. S. Parrish Sr, of Lakeland, Mrs. H. E. Neuman and Mrs. A. A. McDrew of Tampa and Mrs. M. F. Justice of Jackson, Miss.; a brother, A. T. Yarnall of Westchester, Pa.; and seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and two nieces.
Graveside services will be held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Roselawn Cemetery. Friends may call tomorrow night from 7 until 9 o’clock at Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home.

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LEE H. WHITLOW, formerly of 239 N. Massachusetts Ave., died yesterday afternoon at a Plant City nursing home after a long illness.
He was a native of Kansas, and moved to Lakeland from Kansas many years ago. He was a retired painter and a member of the South Florida Avenue Church of Christ.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Thornton Memorial Home.
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LEE H. WHITLOW
Funeral services for Lee H. Whitlow, of 239 N. Massachusetts Ave., who died Tuesday, will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock at the Chapel of Thornton Memorial Home with the Rev. Gentry M. Stults officiating. Burial will be in the Lake Hill Burial Park.

LLjan81964 d. Jan 7, 1964
KRYN MARINUS GAST, 66, of the Carpenter’s Home, died yesterday afternoon at the home. He was a native of Holland and came to the U.S. in 1923. He moved to the Carpenter’s Home from Patterson, N.J., 18 months ago. Mr. Gast was a retired carpenter, and a member of the Sixth Reformed church of Patterson.
He is survived by one brother, Reolf Gast, Amsterdam, Holland. Funeral services will be announced by Thornton Funeral Home.
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RITES FOR MR. GAST
Funeral services for Kryn Marinus Gast, who died Tuesday at the Carpenter’s Home, will be held in Patterson, N.J., with burial in Paramus. Thornton Memorial Home, in charge of arrangement here, said today

LLjan81964 d. Jan 7, 1964
WINTER HAVEN – HENRY H. GRIMES, 77 of 501 Avenue G, SE, Winter Haven, died in Winter Haven General Hospital last night after a long illness. He was a native of Boston, Mass. Mr. Grimes lived in Peoria, Ill., until 1941 when he moved to Lakeland. He later moved from Lakeland to Winter Haven.
He was a member of the Episcopal Church and a 32
nd Degree Mason, a member of the Peoria Chapter AF and AM and Chicago Scottish Rite Temple. He was a World War I veteran and a retired real estate agent.
He is survived by his wife, June K. Grimes; one son, Stephen H. Grimes, Bartow; and three grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Whidden Funeral Home of Bartow.

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MARTHA ROVELL, 82, of 706 North Vermont Ave., died yesterday afternoon in a Lakeland nursing home after a long illness. She was a native of Baltimore, Md., and came to Lakeland nine years ago. Mrs. Rovell was a member of the Temple Emanuel.
Survivors include one son, Alfred Rovell, Lakeland. Funeral services were to be held at 2 o’clock this afternoon at the Dukes-Steen Funeral Home, with the Rabbi Irwin Cutler officiating. Burial was to be in the Temple Emanuel Cemetery.

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Mrs. TEXANN RIDDLE CHEEK, 86, formerly of 1410 Elm Drive, died yesterday at Bethany Retirement Home after a long illness. She was a native of Waterloo, S.C., and came to Lakeland from Laurens, S.C., in 1923. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, where she was active in the T.E.L. Class.
Survivors include her husband, Walter G. Cheek; four sons, William F. of Lakeland, Robert C. of Fort Myers, C. Arthur of Tallahassee, and W. Harold of Ocala; four daughters, Mrs. Walter E. Engle and Mrs. Margaret Mitchell of Lakeland, Mrs. H. M. Richardson of Norris, Tenn., and Mrs. William H. Daniel of Tulsa, Okla.; a brother, Wallace Riddle of Charlotte, N.C.; a sister, Mrs. Lola Owen of Atlanta; and 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 10:30 o’clock at the Dukes-Steen Funeral Home, with the Rev. Arthur W. Rich, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Burial Park.

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ROBERT CORNELIUS MCCLINTON, 78, of Route 1, Lakeland, died yesterday morning. He attended Ardella Baptist Church. He was a native of Alabama, and had made his home in the Medulla area for the past 30 years. He was a labor foreman for the Davison Chemical Co. before his retirement.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mattie McClinton; and two sisters, Mrs. Naomi Merett of Washington and Mrs. Venie Walker of Sterratt, Ala.
Services will be held at 3:30 o’clock tomorrow afternoon at the Ardella Baptist Church, with the Rev. Charles R. Newman, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Fitzgerald Cemetery.
Friends may call at the A. M. Seigler Funeral Home at Mulberry tonight from 7 until 10 o’clock.

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GEORGE R. HOLT, 78, of 710 N. Lincoln Ave., died yesterday at a Bartow hospital. He was a native of Alabama and came here 18 years ago from Pensacola. He was a member of the Northside Church of Christ and a retired citrus worker.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Nora B. Holt; four step-daughters, Mrs. Clara Glover of Mena, Ark., Mrs. Lena Riseley of Sarasota, and Mrs. Lois Kirby and Mrs. Jewell Arnold, both of Orlando; and three step-sons, Leo Clifton of Palmetto and Barkley and William Clifton, both of Tampa.
Funeral services will be held at 10 o’clock tomorrow morning at the Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home chapel, with burial in Oak Hill Burial Park.

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BARTOW – Mrs. FOYE MAE BOUTWELL, 60, of 820 Sunset Ave., died yesterday morning in a Bartow hospital. She was born in Sneads, and moved to Bartow 17 years ago from Enterprise, Ala.
She is survived by her husband, Homer Boutwell; two daughters, Mrs. Elisel Barden of Grovetown, Ga., and Mrs. Jane Wiggins of Connersville; three sons, William of Bartow, John of Fort Gordon, Ga., and Woodrow, who resides now in France. She is also survived by her mother, Mrs. Laura Kemp of Pensacola; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Alice Ham and Mrs. Mary DcDowell, both of Pensacola; two brothers, Devo and Malcolm Kemp of Bartow, and 14 grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements by Whidden Funeral Home are incomplete.

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WINTER HAVEN – Mrs. MARY E. (MILLER) MAYS, 62, died at her residence at 222 Ninth Street, SE, early Wednesday. Mrs. Mays, a native of Shorterville, Ala., came to Winter Haven from Lakeland in 1931. She was a member of Beymer Memorial Methodist Church.
She is survived by a sister, Mrs. John Galnes, Orlando; several nieces and nephews including Roy B. Miller Jr. of Lakeland.
Services will be held in the Ott-Laughlin Chapel at 10:30 tomorrow morning with the Rev. Leo F. King, pastor of Beymer Memorial, officiating. Burial will be in Lakeside Memorial Park.

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FORT MEADE – LUTHER M. ROBERTS, 67, of 711 W. Broadway, Fort Meade, died at his residence Wednesday. He had been a resident of Fort Meade since 1937. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church and was a member of the Fort Meade Police Department for 13 years, including five years as chief of police.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Carla Roberts; four daughters, Mrs. Myrtic Kilpatrick, Mulberry, Mrs. Gladis Weatherford, Lakeland, Mrs. Wilma Hendrick, Fort Meade and Mrs. Betty Carter, Beauford, S. C.; one son, Raymond Roberts, Fort Meade; three sisters, Mrs. Lovie Tucker, Bradley, Mrs. Dollie tucker, Homeland, and Mrs. Lillie Gay, Frostproof; two brothers, John Roberts, Bradley, Reuben Roberts, Omega, Ga.; ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Services will be held from the Welcome Primitive Baptist Church, west of Fort Meade tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock with the Rev. J. C. Vishong, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Watson Cemetery. Seidel Funeral Home is in charge.

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TAMPA – Mrs. DONNA PIPKIN DICKINSON, 88, an ex-resident of Lakeland died in a Tampa hospital last night. Mrs. Dickinson was a charter member of the UDC of Lakeland and a member of the College Heights Methodist Church. She was a life-time resident of Polk County.
Survivors include two sons, H. C. Dickinson, Tampa and Frank L. Dickinson, Lakeland; one granddaughter, Mrs. W. R. Johnson, Vero Beach and three great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 3 o’clock tomorrow afternoon at Fitzgerald Cemetery in Mulberry. Blount Funeral Home in Tampa is in charge of arrangements.




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