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Fort Meade Obituaries
Luther C. Wilson
Tue  Dec 1 2015 02:10PM
Luther C. Wilson, 99, died Nov. 21, 2015, at Hospice House in Lakeland, Fla. Lukie, as he was known to his family and friends, was born in Bartow, Fla., on … read more.
Rita Westman-Robb
Sun  Nov 29 2015 04:04PM
Rita “Lee” Westman-Robb, 90, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015. She was born Sept. 28, 1925, in New York, the daughter of Bert and Tillie Shaw. … read more.
Eric Jason Donnal
Sat  Nov 21 2015 08:30AM
Mr. Eric Jason Donnal, 51, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, at his home in Fort Meade, Fla. Eric was born July 17, 1964, in Lima, Ohio, and was a … read more.
Philip Steven Mooneyham
Wed  Nov 18 2015 08:30AM
Philip Steven Mooneyham Philip Steven Mooneyham, 63, of Rancho Santa Margarite, Calif., died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015 from cancer. He was born to Ruby V. Watts Moneyham and J.R. “Rusty” … read more.
Vaughn Hicks
Sun  Nov 15 2015 01:09PM
Mr. Vaughn Hicks, 78, went home to be with Jesus on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, after a short stay in the Bartow, Florida hospital. Vaughn was born September 26, 1937, … read more.
Edward L. Runnels, Sr.
Sat  Nov 14 2015 08:30AM
Edward L. Runnels, Sr., 87, passed away Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015. Born July 14, 1928, in Colquitt, Ga., Mr. Runnels was a resident of Bartow since 1952, moving from Georgia. … read more.
Reginald DeKoven Jr.
Wed  Nov 4 2015 08:30AM
By God’s grace, Reginald DeKoven, Jr. went to be with his Lord on Saturday, Oct. 31 in Bartow of natural causes. He was born Jan. 21,1919 in St. Petersburg, Fla., … read more.
Katie “Ruth” Wilson Johnson
Wed  Oct 28 2015 08:30AM
Katie “Ruth” Wilson Johnson passed away at her home in Bartow on Oct. , 22, 2015. Ruth was born on March 5, 1927 in Samson, Alab., to the late Willie … read more.
Gerald John Matteo
Sat  Oct 24 2015 01:28PM
Gerald John Matteo, 102, passed away Oct. 22, 2015. He was born in Dover, N.J., Dec. 18, 1912, the oldest of 3 children born to Italian Immigrants Mary De Santo … read more.
Landis Duward Allred
Sat  Oct 24 2015 01:20PM
Landis Duward Allred, 93, of Englewood, Fla., died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015. Arrangements are by Englewood Community Funeral Home, Inc. … read more.
Anne V. Pitman
Sat  Oct 24 2015 01:16PM
Anne V. Pitman, 87, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, at Bayfront Health of Port Charlotte. She was born Aug. 9, 1928, in Marianna, Fla., to the … read more.
Phyllis Marie Garneau
Sat  Oct 24 2015 01:06PM
Phyllis Marie Garneau, 63, passed away peacefully in her sleep Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, after her third and final fight with breast cancer. She was born in Chicopee, Mass., the … read more.
Rev. Paul Etheridge Puckett, Sr.
Fri  Oct 30 2015 12:38PM
Rev. Paul Etheridge Puckett, Sr., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015. He was born on Jan. 5, 1923, in Atlanta, Ga. He was preceded in death by his wife, … read more.
Bartow seeks to rebound against Bishop Moore
Wed  Oct 21 2015 08:30AM
For the second straight week, the Bartow Yellow Jackets football team will face an undefeated opponent in the hopes of being the spoiler to the opposition. Once again, Bartow will … read more.
Donald John Frye
Wed  Oct 21 2015 08:30AM
Donald John Frye, 87, of New Oxford, Pa., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, at the Brethren Home Community. He was the loving husband of the late Elaine … read more.
Frances A. ‘Fran’ Braunbeck
Sat  Oct 17 2015 08:30AM
Frances A. “Fran” Braunbeck, age 78, passed away Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, in Auburndale. Born Oct. 12, 1937, in Bartow, she was the daughter of the late Francis A. and … read more.
Joseph W. Murphy
Sun  Oct 11 2015 02:56PM
Joseph W. Murphy, 75, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Saturday, Oct.10, 2015. He was born April 26, 1940, in Manhattan, N.Y. Joseph was a Sheet Metal Worker and was a … read more.
Robert E. Barnes
Sat  Oct 10 2015 08:30AM
Robert E. Barnes, 72, of Bartow, Fla., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, at Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale. Born in Charleston, S.C., he moved to Bartow as a … read more.
Arthur B. Losh
Sat  Oct 10 2015 08:30AM
Arthur B. Losh, age 94, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, in Winter Haven, Fla. He was born Feb. 8, 1921, in Webster County, W.Va. He was the son of … read more.
Lorraine Cliett Young, 94 Teacher
Wed  Sep 30 2015 08:30AM
Mrs. Lorraine “Skeetchie” Young passed away Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, at home surrounded by her family at the age of 94. Mrs. Young was born on July 3, 1921, in … read more.
John Murray
Sun  Nov 29 2015 04:04PM
John “Jack” Murray, 78, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Friday Nov. 27, 2015 at Fawcett Memorial Hospital. He was born April 14, 1937, in New London, Conn. Jack had been … read more.
Santos C. De Leon
Mon  Nov 30 2015 05:33AM
Santos C. De Leon, age 88, died Nov 24, 2015, at home. He is survived by loving family. Visitation is 10-11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30 at Whidden-McLean Funeral Home. Service … read more.
Charles Terrill Hendrick
Wed  Nov 18 2015 08:30AM
Charles Terrill Hendrick, 62, went home to be with his Savior on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. He is survived by his mother Wilma Roberts Hendrick; sisters, Karen H. Moseley, A. … read more.
Elda Placenza
Tue  Nov 17 2015 04:50PM
Elda Placenza, 86, passed away Nov. 11, 2015. She is survived by a loving family including Donna & David Kent of Bartow. Services and interment will be held in New … read more.
Melbalene A. Douberley
Sat  Nov 14 2015 08:30AM
Melbalene A. Douberley, 89, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Born Aug. 10, 1926, in Hacoda, Ala., Mrs. Douberley was a resident of Bartow for … read more.
Frances “Vickie” Wyser
Wed  Nov 11 2015 08:30AM
Mrs. Frances “Vickie” Wyser, 70, passed away Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015, at her residence in Fort Meade. Vickie was born July 9, 1945 in Lake Wales, Fla., and was a … read more.
Carolyn Hopkins Oster
Tue  Nov 3 2015 11:52AM
Carolyn Hopkins Oster died surrounded by her loving family on Oct. 17, 2015, following a brief battle with lung cancer. She was born in Gallipolis, Ohio, in 1925 and attended … read more.
Alf Shackley
Wed  Oct 28 2015 08:30AM
Alf Shackley of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, at Somers Hospice House in Sebring. He was 62. Johnson-Nelson-Gill Funeral Home Lake Wales handling arrangements. … read more.
Charles Allen Miller
Sat  Oct 24 2015 01:22PM
Charles Allen Miller, 67, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, at Venice Regional Bayfront Medical Center. Arrangements are by Englewood Community Funeral Home with Private Crematory. … read more.
Donald Joseph White
Sat  Oct 24 2015 01:18PM
Donald Joseph White, 73, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, at Tidewell Hospice in Venice. He was born Aug. 3, 1942, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., to Donald … read more.
Robert Eugene Holder
Sun  Nov 1 2015 08:30AM
His family will always remember Robert “Bob” Eugene Holder, who had celebrated life for 87 years, 5 months and 6 days, before he was taken away by the scourge of … read more.
Ann E. Behrens
Sat  Oct 24 2015 01:02PM
Ann E. Behrens, 71, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel. … read more.
Ralph E. Moore, Sr.
Fri  Oct 30 2015 12:38PM
Ralph E. Moore, Sr., 85, passed away Oct. 21, 2015. Born May 19, 1930, in Benton, Ill., Mr. Moore was a resident of Fort Meade since 1962. He was an … read more.
William Leroy Seely
Wed  Oct 21 2015 08:30AM
William Leroy Seely, age 75, passed away on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, in Sebring, Fla. Arrangements entrusted to Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring, Fla. … read more.
Dan Douglas
Mon  Oct 19 2015 02:52PM
Dan Douglas, 54, passed away Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, at McLean Funeral Home. Funeral … read more.
George Robert Rich
Sun  Oct 11 2015 02:58PM
George Robert Rich, 78, of Rotonda West, Fla., passed away Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, at the Englewood Tidewell Hospice House. Arrangements by Englewood Community Funeral Home Inc. with Private Crematory. … read more.
Man on probation found with gun, bullets
Sat  Oct 10 2015 08:30AM
A 25-year-old Bartow resident was arrested on Sept. 24 for possession of a firearm and ammunition and violation of parole, the Bartow Police Department reported. While investigating an aggravated battery … read more.
Bobby B. Walker
Sat  Oct 10 2015 08:30AM
Bobby B. Walker, 81, passed away Oct. 2, 2015, at home in Brandon, Fla. He is survived by his wife, Brenda, and loving family. Gathering is 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. … read more.
Juanita June Smith
Sat  Oct 10 2015 08:30AM
Mrs. Juanita June Smith, 79, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, in Winter Haven, Fla. Mrs. Smith was born Nov. 1, 1935, in Dundee, Fla., and has been a resident … read more.
Gladys L. Melton
Wed  Sep 30 2015 08:30AM
Gladys L. Melton, 97, passed away Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. Visitation is 6-8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, at Whidden-McLean Funeral Home, Bartow. Funeral service is 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. … read more.