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Bartow Obituaries
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.
Glenda Smith
Sat  May 30 2015 08:30AM
Glenda Smith, 73, of Bartow, passed away on May 22, 2015. Born in Rome, Ga., in 1942, she was the daughter of the late Evelyn Kemp. She was a longtime … read more.
Barbara Ann Martin Smith (BAMS)
Sat  May 23 2015 08:30AM
Barbara Ann Martin Smith, 85, passed away at the Rohr Home in Bartow on May 19. Barbara is survived by son, Herbert E. Martin; daughters, Pamela Martin, Curry, Katharine Smith … read more.
Thomas W. Bailey
Thu  May 21 2015 02:27PM
Mr. Thomas W. Bailey, 65, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at his home in Fort Meade, Fla. Mr. Bailey was born March 18, 1950, in Baltimore, Md., and moved … read more.
Patricia Aileen Stringfellow
Sat  May 16 2015 08:30AM
Patricia Aileen Stringfellow, 92, passed away May 9 at home, with comfort of family and her beloved cat by her side. She was born Jan. 25, 1923, in Northern India … read more.
Joseph V. Duke
Wed  May 13 2015 08:30AM
Joseph V. Duke, 88, passed away May 10, 2015. Mr. Duke was born in Delta, Ala., on Sept. 27, 1926, to Joesph J. and Eleanor (Shaddix) Duke. Mr. Duke moved … read more.
Joann Walker
Wed  May 6 2015 08:30AM
Joann Walker, 78, passed away Thursday, April 30, 2015 at Bartow Regional Medical Center from heart failure. She was born July 10, 1936, in Perry, Fla. Joann and her husband … read more.
William Parker
Sat  May 2 2015 08:30AM
William Parker passed away Monday, April 27, 2015, in Homeland, Fla. Visitation was Thursday, April 30, 2015, at Whidden-McLean Funeral Home in Bartow. Service was held Thursday, April 30, at … read more.
Lori Lancaster Young
Sat  May 2 2015 08:30AM
Mrs. Lori Lancaster Young, 41, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015. Lori was born July 2, 1973, in Winter Haven and was a longtime resident of Bartow before recently moving … read more.
Andrew J. ‘Jack’ Riley
Sat  Apr 25 2015 08:30AM
Andrew J. “Jack” Riley, 51, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Winter Haven Hospital. Born Aug. 4, 1963, in Winter Haven, Jack was a lifelong resident of Winter Haven. … read more.
Floyd ‘Bill’ William Cameron
Sat  Apr 25 2015 08:30AM
Floyd “Bill” William Cameron, 82, “The World Traveler,” passed away Monday, April 20, 2015, from cancer. Born Jan. 2, 1933, in Springfield, Ohio, Bill was a U.S. Army veteran and … read more.
Carlton “Bo” Gramling
Wed  Apr 15 2015 08:30AM
Mr. Carlton “Bo” Gramling, 79, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Arcadia, Fla. Mr. Gramling was born November 5, 1935 in Fort Meade, Fla., to his parents, Oling and … read more.
Veulah S. Wilson
Wed  Apr 15 2015 08:30AM
Veulah S. Wilson, 96, died April 11, 2015, in Bartow. She was born in 1919 on a cattle ranch near Ten Sleep, Wyoming. Her parents were William H. Small and … read more.
Roy Medina
Wed  Apr 15 2015 08:30AM
Roy Medina, 50, formerly of Fort Meade, Fla., passed away Saturday, April 4, 2015, from pancreatic cancer. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 16, 2015, at McLean Funeral Home. Service … read more.
Betty A. Griffin
Sat  Apr 11 2015 08:30AM
Betty A. Griffin, 79, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2015, at her residence in Mulberry. A gathering of family and friends was held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 10, 2015, … read more.
Stephen Allen Reed
Tue  Apr 7 2015 06:10PM
Stephen Allen Reed, 74, of Lake Placid, formerly of Indianapolis, Ind., left the earth for a more peaceful place on June 26, 2012. He enjoyed playing cards (hearts), dirty jokes, … 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.
Edith Mosley Northup
Sat  May 23 2015 08:30AM
Edith Mosley Northup, 80, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at her residence in Bartow. She was born Oct. 18, 1934, in Fort Meade. Mrs. Northup was a homemaker and … read more.
Thomas Wayne Johnson
Sat  May 23 2015 08:30AM
Thomas Wayne Johnson, 67, died May 17, 2015, at his residence in Bartow. He is survived by a loving family. No services are planned at this time. Whidden-McLean Funeral Home, … read more.
Laura Mae Smith
Sat  May 16 2015 08:30AM
Laura Mae Smith, 75, of Carrollton, Ga., passed away in her sleep Saturday May 9, 2015, of congestive heart failure. Ms. Smith is survived by two sisters, Clarene Parker of … read more.
Jack Phillip Roop
Wed  May 13 2015 08:30AM
Jack Phillip Roop, 77, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. He was born on Sept. 1, 1937, in Roanoke, Va., to Edward Logan Roop and Hattie Mae Keaton Roop. … read more.
Anna Mae Woods
Sat  May 9 2015 08:30AM
Anna Mae Woods, 91, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at Rohr Home in Bartow. She was born Sept. 12, 1923, in Winchester, Va. Mrs. Woods was a resident of … read more.
Suzanne Painter Crews
Wed  May 6 2015 08:30AM
Mrs. Suzanne Painter Crews, 64, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015, at her home in Fort Meade, Fla. Mrs. Crews was born Jan. 31,1951, in Chicago, Ill. She graduated from … read more.
Joan Sexton Neslein
Wed  Apr 29 2015 08:30AM
Joan Sexton Neslein, 80, Mulberry, passed away on Monday, April 26, 2015, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Born in Coluburn, Va., she moved to the area in 1960. She worked … read more.
Dr. William Anderson
Sat  Apr 25 2015 08:30AM
Dr. William Anderson, 74, died Monday, April 13. He is survived by a loving family. No services planned are at this time. Whidden-McLean Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. … read more.
Wayne C. ‘Jay’ Dery
Sat  Apr 25 2015 08:30AM
Wayne C. “Jay” Dery, 44, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale. Family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Monday, April 27, 2015, at the … read more.
Billy Joe “B.J.” Odum
Wed  Apr 22 2015 08:30AM
Billy Joe “B.J.” Odum, age 84, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015, at his home in Bartow. Born in Lakeland on Jan. 3, 1931, he was the son of the … read more.
Frances Irene “Rinkie” Langdale
Wed  Apr 15 2015 08:30AM
Frances Irene “Rinkie” Langdale, 81, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2015, at Clare Bridge Center in Winter Haven. Born Dec. 3, 1933, in Lake Garfield, Fla., Mrs. Langdale was a … read more.
Thomas Keith Waller
Wed  Apr 15 2015 08:30AM
Mr. Thomas Keith Waller, 94, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Bartow, Fla. Mr. Waller was born Aug. 8, 1920, in Enterprise, Ala., and moved to Fort Meade from … read more.
Barney Hollis Whitman
Sat  Apr 11 2015 08:30AM
Mr. Barney Hollis Whitman, 92, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at his home in Morriston, Fla. Mr. Whitman was born April 8, 1923, in Juliette, Ga., and moved to … read more.
Kristi H. Breed
Wed  Apr 8 2015 08:30AM
Kristi H. Breed - March 28, 1964-April 4, 2015 Kristi Breed was born in Sebring and spent her entire adult life in Polk County. Kristi walked with our Lord and … read more.
Sharon L. Evans Davis
Wed  Apr 8 2015 08:30AM
Sharon L. Evans Davis, 61, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Lakeland. Sharon was born Dec. 19, 1953, in Bartow, and was a resident of Fort Meade for many … read more.