Polk County Florida Obituaries
Surnames beginning with B.


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.]

[ Source: Polk State: FL Newspaper: unknown Date: 05/1971.]
Submitted by a friend of free genealogy.


LL Jan 10 1964

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.

[Source Unknown]


LL Jan 10 1964

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. 

[ Source: Lakeland Ledger, Jan 5, 1964.]
Submitted by Barbara Lee.


Mrs. Melissa Bushnell, wife of B. F. Bushnell of Lakemont, died Wednesday and was brought to Fort Meade and buried Thursday.

[ Source: Tampa Tribune – 23 May 1906]
MZ - Sub by FoFG.

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