Polk County Florida Obituaries
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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.

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

Marlon Whitfield

Lakeland Man Dies After Slashing Throat in Store
LAKELAND, NOV. 20.–(Special) Marlon Whitfield, proprietor of a distributing agency here, was found dying on a cot in his place of business this morning, his throat slashed with a razor, Persons who found him called a physician but the man died before aid could be given. Whitfield came here three years.ago from Milledgeville, Ga. and conducted a jobbing business in cigars, candies and other goods. The body will be sent to Milledgeville.
[Source: Tampa Morning Tribune, Tuesday, November 27, 1928.] Transcribed and submitted by Barbara Ziegenmeyer.


LL Jan 8, 1964

d. Jan 7, 1964
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.

Jan 9, 1964

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.


The death of Mrs. Elizabeth Wilcox (Aunt Betsy) occurred at the home of her son-in-law, Judge Jacob Watson, in Hawkinsville, on Nov. 8, 1887. Mrs. Wilcox was born on the 10th of May, 1805 and was there in the eighty-third year of her age. She leaves only three children. Her only son is Mr. George M. Wilcox, of Dodge county, and her two daughters are Mrs. Watson, of Hawkinsville, and Mrs. Fronie Turner, wife of Rev. Elias Turner, of Polk county, Florida. The remains were carried to Mt. Zion Church and interred by the grave of her husband, James L. Wilcox, below Abbeville, in Wilcox county.---Homerville Dispatch.

[Source: Waycross Headlight, Nov. 23, 1887 -- Page 1.] Transcribed and submitted by Sheila Pitts Massie.


Jan 7, 1964

d. Jan 6, 1964
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.

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