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Fort Meade Obituaries
Jackson E. Hicks
Wed  Apr 16 2014 08:00AM
Jackson E. Hicks, Ph.D. died Friday, April 11, 2014. He resided in Kingsport, Tenn., for 33 years before moving to Pawleys Island, S.C., and maintained a summer home in Brevard, … read more.
Vester Adams
Wed  Apr 16 2014 08:00AM
Vester ‘Peanut’ Adams passed April 13, 2014, from heart failure. Visitation is 2 to 3 p.m. at Whidden-McLean Funeral Home in Bartow, Fla., with services at 3 p.m. Burial will … read more.
Maxine Russell Hancock
Wed  Apr 9 2014 08:00AM
Mrs. Maxine Russell Hancock, 99, passed away of congestive heart failure on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at her home in Fort Meade. Mrs. Hancock was born in Tiger Bay, Fla., … read more.
Russell Adams
Sat  Apr 5 2014 08:00AM
Russell Clark Adams, 84 of Ocoee, Fla., was taken to his eternal home by the will of God on March 27, 2014. Born in Bartow, Fla., on Aug. 28, 1929, … read more.
Elizabeth ‘Betty Mac’ Crum
Sat  Mar 29 2014 08:00AM
Elizabeth “Betty Mac “ Crum, 87, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014, at her residence in Bartow of cancer. Born Jan. 10, 1927, in Birmingham, Ala., Mrs. Crum was a … read more.
Bernard ‘Bernie’ L. Howell
Sat  Mar 29 2014 08:00AM
Bernard “Bernie” L. Howell, 74, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Gainesville, Fla., of respiratory failure. Born April 30, 1939, in Indianapolis, Ind., Mr. Howell was a resident of … read more.
Cora Jane King
Sat  Mar 29 2014 08:00AM
Cora Jane King, 87, of Lakeland passed away on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at her residence. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank C. King; daughter Georgia Ellen … read more.
Shirley Ann Burney Lambert
Thu  Mar 27 2014 11:57AM
Shirley Ann Burney Lambert went to be with the Lord on the 17th of March, 2014, due to natural causes. Shirley was born on the 6th of May, 1933, in … read more.
Marian Pauline Walker
Wed  Mar 19 2014 08:00AM
Marian Pauline Walker, 94, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014. She was born in and was a lifetime resident of rural southwestern Polk County. She was a homemaker and a … read more.
Master John Ayden Giannopoulos
Wed  Mar 12 2014 08:00AM
Master John Ayden Giannopoulos joined the children of heaven on Friday, March 7, 2014, at the age of 3 months. Ayden was born Nov. 24, 2013, in Winter Haven, Fla., … read more.
Marguerite Stewart Skipper
Wed  Mar 5 2014 08:00AM
Marguerite Stewart Skipper passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family on Feb. 27, 2014. She was born March 23, 1924, in Covena, Ga., to Barnell and Lonie Powell … read more.
Ernestine A. Sandh
Sun  Mar 2 2014 03:30PM
Ernestine A. Sandh, age 80, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at her residence in Bartow of respiratory failure. Born June 28, 1933, in Lakeland, Mrs. Sandh was a lifelong … read more.
Jean Sikes Couey
Sun  Mar 2 2014 03:30PM
Jean Sikes Couey, 87, passed away from heart failure Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 in Bartow. Born Jan. 23, 1927, in Bartow, she was the daughter of the late Raleigh O. … read more.
Roland H. Ervin
Wed  Feb 26 2014 08:00AM
Roland H. Ervin, 82, passed away from heart failure on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at home in Bartow, Fla. Born July 25, 1931, in Florala, Ala., he was the son … read more.
Helen Weis Nicholson
Thu  Feb 27 2014 02:03PM
Mrs. Helen Weis Nicholson, 98, of Wauchula, Fla., passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at home after a short illness. Mrs. Nicholson was born Sept. 5, 1915, in Staunton, Ill., and … read more.
Mark James Piburn
Sat  Feb 22 2014 08:00AM
Mark James Piburn, 33, son of Mark and Judi Piburn was hit and killed instantly Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, by a passing motorist while walking to the store near his … read more.
Henry L. Couey
Sat  Feb 22 2014 08:00AM
Henry L. Couey, 89, passed away at home from cancer Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in Bartow, Fla. Born Feb. 6, 1925, in Fort White, Fla., he was the son of Champ … read more.
Eugene R. Tucker
Thu  Feb 13 2014 03:41PM
Mr. Eugene R. Tucker, 79, passed away Wednesday,, Feb. 5, 2014 in Lakeland of dementia and Parkinson’s disease. Eugene was born Dec. 21, 1934, in Fort Meade, Fla., to Harry … read more.
Marlin Adkison
Thu  Feb 13 2014 03:50PM
Marlin Adkison, 85, passed away Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center of cancer. Born on Feb. 10, 1929, in Hacoda, Ala., he was the son of William … read more.
Luther Ellis
Thu  Feb 13 2014 03:50PM
Luther Ellis, 90, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at his residence in Fort Meade. Born Sept. 22, 1923, in Pike County, Alabama, Mr. Ellis was a resident of the Fort … read more.
Tammy L. Revell
Wed  Apr 16 2014 08:00AM
Tammy L. Revell, 54, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at her residence in Lake Wales, Fla. Born Oct. 6, 1959, in Amarillo, Texas, Mrs. Revell was a longtime resident … read more.
William Daniel Bearrentine
Wed  Apr 9 2014 08:00AM
William Daniel Bearrentine, 78, passed away on March 11, 2014, in Lake City V.A. Hospital. He was born on Feb. 5, 1936, in Bartow, Fla., to J.D. and Betty Bearrentine. … read more.
Malcolm Nelson Hamner
Sat  Apr 5 2014 08:00AM
Malcolm Nelson Hamner, 94, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014. Visitation is at 10-11 a.m. Monday, April 7, 2014, at Whidden-McLean Funeral Home in Bartow. Funeral service is 11 a.m. … read more.
Msg. Thomas B. Sanborn
Sat  Mar 29 2014 08:00AM
Thomas B. Sanborn of Caro, 61, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014, at the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center in Saginaw, following a courageous battle with ALS. Tom was … read more.
Mildred J. Godwin
Sat  Mar 29 2014 08:00AM
Mildred J. Godwin, a/k/a”Mothergrand “ to all who were blessed to have known her, was born on Dec. 20, 1935, in Dunn, N.C to the late Rev. Pearlie O. and … read more.
Edgar Eugene ‘Gene’ Collier
Sat  Mar 29 2014 08:00AM
Mr. Edgar Eugene “Gene” Collier, 75, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at his home. Gene was born in Fort Meade, Fla., on April 4, … read more.
Wayne ‘Bunker’ Hill
Thu  Mar 27 2014 11:57AM
Wayne “Bunker” Hill, age 85, passed away from respiratory failure Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Lakeland. Born Feb. 18, 1929, in Fort Meade, he was the son of the late … read more.
Pauline G. ‘Billie’ Williams
Wed  Mar 19 2014 08:00AM
Mrs. Pauline G. “Billie” Williams, 90, of Commerce, Ga., died Saturday, March 15, 2014, at her residence. Mrs. Williams was born in Quitman, Miss., to the late Alman and Dora … read more.
Henry ‘Cecil’ Moore
Wed  Mar 12 2014 08:00AM
Henry “Cecil” Moore of Bartow passed away on March 9, 2014, at the age of 97 from natural causes. He was born on Aug. 23, 1916, in Swainsboro, Ga. He … read more.
James William Harrell
Wed  Mar 12 2014 08:00AM
Mr. James William Harrell, 78, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at his home in Fort Meade of cancer. Mr. Harrell was born in Fitzgerald, Ga., on April 27, 1935, … read more.
Shawn M. Montgomery
Wed  Mar 5 2014 08:00AM
Shawn M. Montgomery, 24, passed away Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, as a result of an auto accident in east Hillsborough County. Born Feb. 2, 1990, in Bartow, Fla., Shawn was … read more.
Syble Snell Brawner
Sun  Mar 2 2014 03:30PM
Syble Snell Brawner died in Concord, N.C. on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at the age of 80. A native Floridian born in Alturas, Syble was the valedictorian and treasurer of the … read more.
Yvonne Langrick West
Tue  Mar 4 2014 02:34PM
Yvonne Langrick West, 84, a native of Muskegon, Mich., and a resident of Houma, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. Memorial will be held at a later date. She is survived … read more.
James Claude Walker
Wed  Feb 26 2014 08:00AM
James Claude Walker, 91, passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Born April 29, 1922, in Roanoke, Ala., Mr. Walker has been a resident of Bartow, Fla., since 1997, moving from … read more.
Joseph E. Davis Sr.
Sat  Feb 22 2014 08:00AM
Mr. Joseph E. “Joe” Davis, Sr., 75, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at his home of heart failure. He was born in Austin, Texas, on Sept. 17, 1938, and … read more.
James E. Glisson
Sat  Feb 22 2014 08:00AM
James E. Glisson, 65, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at Winter Haven Hospital of heart failure. Born Sept. 3, 1948, in Donalsonville, Ga., Mr. Glisson was a resident of … read more.
Betty Jo Dunn
Thu  Feb 13 2014 03:40PM
Betty Jo Dunn, 88, of Gulfport, Miss., formerly of El Dorado, Kan., passed away Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Gulfport. Survivors include her grandson, LeRoy John (Roses) Dunn; great-grandchildren, Cory … read more.
Rhonda Marshe` Edmund
Thu  Feb 13 2014 03:41PM
Rhonda Marshe` Edmund, age 56, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Saint Petersburg. Born March 24, 1957, in Jacksonville, she was a longtime area resident. Mrs. Edmund was a … read more.
William F. ‘Bill’ Cole
Thu  Feb 13 2014 03:49PM
Retired LCDR William F. “Bill” Cole, 84, passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. Bill was born in Westbrook, Maine, on Jan. 11, 1930, and moved to Fort Meade 25 years … read more.
William Robert ‘Bob’ Gillooley, Sr.
Thu  Feb 13 2014 03:50PM
William Robert “Bob” Gillooley, Sr., 75, passed away Feb. 10, 2014, in Haines City. Memorial service is at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Whidden-McLean Funeral Home in Bartow. … read more.