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Bartow Obituaries
Clarence Melburn Smith
Wed  Aug 26 2015 10:16AM
Mr. Clarence Melburn Smith, 77, passed away Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, in Lakeland, Fla. Mr. Smith was born Aug. 26, 1937, in Fort Meade, Fla., and was the son of … read more.
Bobby Lee Taylor
Wed  Aug 26 2015 08:30AM
Mr. Bobby Lee Taylor, 63, passed away Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in Lakeland. Bobby was born June 20, 1952, in Bartow, Fla., and moved to Lakeland from Fort Meade in … read more.
Samuel Pettus James II
Sat  Aug 15 2015 08:30AM
Samuel Pettus James II, age 76, of Bartow, Fla., went to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, while residing at Grace Healthcare of Tucker in Tucker, Georgia. … read more.
Azuloy Bryant Cronk
Sat  Aug 15 2015 08:30AM
Azuloy Bryant Cronk, 85, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, in McMinnvelle, Tenn. He is survived by sons, Larry and James Bryant. Graveside funeral service is at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. … read more.
Joyce N. Moore
Sat  Aug 15 2015 08:30AM
Joyce N. Moore, 86, of Bartow passed away on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 at her residence. A visitation is from 2-3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 17 at the Wildwood Baptist … read more.
Janet A. Essary
Wed  Aug 12 2015 11:07AM
Janet A. Essary, 62, passed away Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, at her residence in Lakeland. Born Jan. 16, 1953, in Selma, Ind., Mrs. Essary was a resident of Lakeland for … read more.
Helen Joyce Huggins McSwain Cook
Wed  Aug 5 2015 08:30AM
Mrs. Helen Joyce Huggins McSwain Cook, 91, passed away Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 in Lakeland, Fla. Mrs. Cook was born Jan. 20, 1924, in Lakeland, Fla., and was a longtime … read more.
Durward M. “Dude” Kinsler
Wed  Aug 5 2015 08:30AM
Durward M. “Dude” Kinsler passed away Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. Survived by loving family. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, at Whidden-McLean Funeral Home, Bartow. Funeral services will … read more.
Steven M. Fox
Sat  Aug 1 2015 08:30AM
Steven M. Fox, 34, passed away Friday, July 24, 2015, at his residence in Polk City. He is survived by his mother, Martha Fox (Brenda) of Polk City; daughter, Alaina … read more.
Wayne Whitaker
Wed  Jul 29 2015 08:30AM
Wayne Whitaker, 47, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015, at a family residence in Valrico. Born Feb. 28, 1968, in Bartow, Mr. Whitaker was lifelong resident of Bartow. He was an Assistant … read more.
LeRoy M. Skipper
Sat  Jul 18 2015 08:30AM
LeRoy M. Skipper, age 76, passed away on July 16, 2015, at LRMC with his family at his side. LeRoy was born in Alturas on Aug. 24, 1938, and went … read more.
Marion F. Fitts
Wed  Jul 15 2015 08:30AM
Marion F. Fitts, 89, of Lake Wales passed away June 23, 2015, at Grace Health Care of Lake Wales. Arrangements by Marion Nelson Funeral Home, Lake Wales. … read more.
Karen Cappuccio
Sat  Jul 11 2015 08:30AM
Karen Cappuccio, 57, of Harrisburg, passed away in the loving of arms of her husband on Thursday, July 2, 2015, at her home. Born in Little Falls, N.Y., on July … read more.
Kathy Huggins Conner
Wed  Jul 8 2015 08:30AM
Kathy Huggins Conner, 80 of Alturas, Fla., passed away Sunday, July 5, 2015, at Florida Hospital Orlando. She was born Oct. 27, 1934, in West Bay, Fla., to the late … read more.
Patsy Ruth Ball
Wed  Jul 8 2015 08:30AM
Mrs. Patsy Ruth Ball, 81, passed away July 4, 2015, in Lakeland, Fla. Mrs. Ball was born Feb. 21, 1934, in Meade, Kan., and has been a resident of Fort … read more.
Velma Juanita Lowery
Sat  Jun 20 2015 08:30AM
Velma Juanita Lowery, age 79, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in Lakeland. A longtime resident of Homeland, she was born Feb. 24, 1936, in Birmingham, Ala., to the late … read more.
Margery Besse Orth
Wed  Jun 17 2015 08:30AM
Margery Besse Orth, age 95, passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2015 in Winter Haven. Born Feb. 2, 1920 in Neffs, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Gardner … read more.
Jesse L. Vanover
Sat  Jun 6 2015 08:30AM
Jesse L. Vanover, 78, died May 31, 2015, at home. He is survived by loving family. Visitation is 1 p.m. Monday, June 8 at Whidden-McLean Funeral Home. Services follow at … read more.
James “Jim” Loyal Howell
Wed  Jun 3 2015 08:30AM
James “Jim” Loyal Howell, 78, entered eternal life on Saturday, May 23, 2015, at Winter Haven Hospital. James was born on Dec. 15, 1936, in Lake Placid, Fla., and lived … read more.
Geraldine ‘Jerry’ Heidel
Sat  May 30 2015 08:30AM
Geraldine “Jerry” Heidel, age 85, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Lakeland. Born Oct. 6, 1929, in Brewster, she was the daughter of the late Stanley Lamar and Pearl … read more.

Wed  Aug 26 2015 10:12AM
Clarence Melburn Smith Mr. Clarence Melburn Smith, 77, passed away Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, in Lakeland, Fla. Mr. Smith was born Aug. 26, 1937, in Fort Meade, Fla., and was … read more.
Mary Kay Crow
Wed  Aug 19 2015 08:30AM
Mary Kay Crow, 74, passed away Aug. 13, 2015, at her residence. She is survived by a loving family including her son, Dale Hankins of Bartow. Services and interment will … read more.
Janet A. Essary
Sat  Aug 15 2015 08:30AM
Janet A. Essary, 62, passed away Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, at her residence in Lakeland. Born Jan. 16, 1953, in Selma, Ind., Mrs. Essary was a resident of Lakeland for … read more.
Apolinar Nunez
Sat  Aug 15 2015 08:30AM
Apolinar Nunez, 49, passed away July 27, 2015, in a automoblie wreck. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Aug. 13, 2015, at McLean Funeral Home. Funeral service is … read more.
Angelita L. Medina
Wed  Aug 12 2015 11:07AM
Angelita L. Medina, 56, of Fort Meade, left this earth to join our Heavenly Father on Aug. 7, 2015. She was born Oct. 27, 1958, in Brownsville, Texas. She worked … read more.
Robert F. ‘Bob’ Underly
Wed  Aug 5 2015 08:30AM
Robert F. “Bob” Underly, 94, passed away peacefully at his home in Lake Wales, Fla., on July 28, 2015. Bob is survived by his wife Janet (Marshall) Underly of Lake … read more.
Edward “Ed” Walker
Wed  Aug 5 2015 08:30AM
Mr. Edward “Ed” Walker, 82, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Bartow, Fla. Ed was born Jan. 27, 1933, and was a native and lifelong resident of Fort Meade, … read more.
Juan Cati Moreno
Sat  Aug 1 2015 08:30AM
Juan Cati Moreno, 55, died July 30, 2015. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2 at Whidden-McLean Funeral Home in Bartow. Funeral Mass is Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, at Centro … read more.
William Luther Bryant Fugate
Wed  Jul 29 2015 01:48PM
William Luther Bryant Fugate, 51, of Lake Wales, Fla., died July 7, 2015. Mr. Fugate was born in Greenville, S.C., on Jan. 28, 1964, but lived most of his life … read more.
Walter Lee Childs, Sr.
Wed  Jul 22 2015 08:30AM
Walter Lee Childs, Sr., age 88, of Altha, Fla., passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by family and friends, after a lengthy illness. He was born on April 27, 1927, … read more.
Allen E. Traegde
Sat  Jul 18 2015 08:30AM
On June 23, 2015, Allen E. Traegde, 61, went to be with his dad (Mark) and their Father. Allen and his family moved to Bartow 30 years ago. He worked … read more.
Concepcion ‘Connie’ Ybanez
Wed  Jul 15 2015 08:30AM
Concepcion “Connie” Ybanez, 67, of Bartow passed away Friday, July 10, 2015. Arrangements by Marion Nelson Funeral Home, Lake Wales. … read more.
Dorothy A. Taylor
Wed  Jul 8 2015 08:30AM
Dorothy A. Taylor, age 87, passed away Monday, July 6, 2015, at her residence in Bartow. Born Dec. 26, 1927, in Bartow, the daughter of O.B. “Obie” and Bertie Mae … read more.
Gordon Anderson
Wed  Jul 8 2015 08:30AM
Mr. Gordon Anderson, 41, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at his home in Fort Meade, Fla. Gordon was born March 24, 1974, in Lakeland, Fla., and was a longtime … read more.
Larry E. Davis
Sat  Jul 4 2015 08:30AM
Larry E. Davis, 66, died Thursday, July 2, 2015. He is survived by a loving family. Vistation is 9:30-10 a.m. Wednesday, July 8 at Whidden-McLean Funeral Home, Bartow. Service follows … read more.
William S. ‘Dutch’ Martin
Sat  Jun 20 2015 08:30AM
Mr. William S. “Dutch” Martin, 86, passed away Monday, June 15, 2015, in Winter Haven, Fla. Mr. Martin was born March 16, 1929, in Salt Lake City, Utah, and was … read more.
Joyce B. Kehoe
Wed  Jun 10 2015 08:30AM
Joyce B. Kehoe, 85, of Franklin, N.C., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, after a long fight against myelodysplastic syndrome. She was born Jan. 24, 1930, in Richland, … read more.
Delha Chambliss Crutchfield
Wed  Jun 3 2015 08:30AM
Mrs. Delha Chambliss Crutchfield, 100, died Wednesday evening May 27, 2015, in Lake Wales, Fla., where she resided the last several years. She is survived by one son; Walter P. … read more.
Larry F. Kilbourne
Wed  Jun 3 2015 08:30AM
Larry F. Kilbourne, age 74, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Born Jan. 27, 1941, in Flint, Mich., Mr. Kilbourne was a longtime resident of … read more.
Donnie E. Nooe
Sat  May 30 2015 08:30AM
Donnie E. Nooe died from complications of Alzheimer’s disease on May 27, 2015. Survived by children John Nooe, David Nooe, Michael Monroe, Lana Brown, Beth Hartin and Stephanie Harris. … read more.