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Fort Meade Obituaries
Julie Birdsong Hooper
Wed  Jul 23 2014 08:00AM
Julie Birdsong Hooper, 67, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Bartow, Fla., of heart failure. Julie was born on Jan. 27, 1947, in Plant City, Fla., and was a … read more.
Lula Mae Smith
Wed  Jul 16 2014 08:00AM
Lula Mae Smith, age 98, passed away from natural causes on Sunday, July 13, 2014. Born March 19, 1916, in Wheeler County, Ga., she was the daughter of W.A. and … read more.
Rosa Lee Fewox Bacher
Wed  Jul 16 2014 08:00AM
Rosa Lee Fewox Bacher, 99, passed away Monday, July 14, 2014, at Highlands Lake Center in Lakeland of natural causes. Born Nov. 7, 1914, in Wauchula, Fla., Mrs. Bacher was … read more.
Mell Hron
Sat  Jul 12 2014 08:00AM
Mell Hron, 80, of Bartow passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, from a stroke at Tampa General Hospital. Born in Baxley, Ga., raised in Lakeland where she graduated from … read more.
Catherine L. Ezell
Thu  Jul 10 2014 07:39PM
Catherine L. Ezell, age 93, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014, at Good Shepherd Hospice in Lakeland of natural causes. Born March 29, 1921, in Lebanon, Penn., Mrs. Ezell was … read more.
Jack Ronald ‘Red’ Reeves
Thu  Jul 10 2014 07:28PM
Mr. Jack Ronald “Red” Reeves, passed away at his home with his family on Monday, June 30, 2014. Red was born April 10, 1933, in Alturas, Fla., and moved to … read more.
Frances L. Lively
Wed  Jun 25 2014 08:00AM
Frances L. Lively, 91, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center of natural causes. Born April 26, 1923, in Metter, Ga., Mrs. Lively was a longtime … read more.
Joann Neill
Wed  Jun 18 2014 08:00AM
Joann Neill, 70, passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Joann was born Dec. 20, 1943, in Alum Creek, W.Va., but lived in Bartow for several … read more.
James Wesley Butler
Sat  Jun 14 2014 08:00AM
James Wesley Butler, 60, of Fort Meade, Fla., passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014. James was born June 17, 1953, in Moultrie, Ga. He was a Float Operator for U.S. … read more.
RenaBelle Clanton
Wed  Jun 4 2014 09:50AM
RenaBelle Clanton, 82, passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Auburndale. Mrs. Clanton was born in Colorado on Aug. 24, 1931, and has been a longtime resident of Fort Meade. … read more.
Rozene Proctor
Wed  May 21 2014 08:00AM
Rozene Proctor, 79, a longtime resident of Fort Meade, passed away Friday, May 16, 2014, at Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale of renal failure. She is survived by a loving … read more.
Catherine A. Kroll
Sat  May 17 2014 08:00AM
Catherine A. Kroll, 74, of Winter Haven, Fla., passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2014, at Winter Haven Hospital due to heart failure. Born Feb. 18, 1940, in Brooklyn, N.Y., … read more.
Evelyn E. Peterson
Wed  May 7 2014 08:00AM
Evelyn E. Peterson, 85, of Bartow passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct. 31, 1928, in Blakely, Ga., to the late Roosevelt … read more.
Curtis ‘Pete’ Stalvey Roberson
Wed  Apr 30 2014 08:00AM
Curtis “Pete” Stalvey Roberson, 78, passed away Friday, April 25, 2014, from Parkinson’s disease. Family will receive friends from 6- 8 p.m. Monday, April 28, 2014 at Whidden-McLean Funeral Home. … read more.
Ernest ‘Amos’ Tidwell Jr.
Wed  Apr 30 2014 08:00AM
Ernest “Amos” Tidwell Jr., 56, of Lakeland, Fla., passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Bartow Regional Medical Center from heart failure. Amos was a native of Bartow and … read more.
Bonnie Collins Fort Strang
Sat  Apr 26 2014 08:00AM
Bonnie Collins Fort Strang, 70, died on Monday, April 21, 2014, at her son’s home in Lakeland surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Bartow, Fla., on July … read more.
Dick Davis
Wed  Apr 23 2014 08:00AM
Dick Davis, 80, of Sanford, Fla., passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014, from heart failure. A graveside service is at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Evergreen Cemetery … read more.
Helen Isabelle Wilson
Wed  Apr 23 2014 08:00AM
Helen Isabelle Wilson, 87, member of two pioneer Polk County families, died Monday, April 21, 2014, respiratory failure at her home in Bartow, Fla. A native and lifelong resident of … 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.
Carlos Gomez
Wed  Jul 23 2014 08:00AM
Carlos Gomez, 72, of Fort Meade passed away July 18, 2014, at his residence from cancer. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2014, at McLean Funeral Home. Service … read more.
Barbara C. Lawrence
Wed  Jul 16 2014 08:00AM
Barbara C. Lawrence, born on Nov. 4, 1932, passed away peacefully at home among her loving family on July 14, 2014, of heart failure. She was preceded in death by … read more.
Wilbur Ray Allen
Sat  Jul 12 2014 08:00AM
Mr. Wilbur Ray Allen, age 75, passed away from heart failure on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. He was born Sept. 29, 1938, in Nichols, Fla. and was the son of … read more.
Benny Loraine Meeks
Mon  Jul 21 2014 06:21PM
Benny Loraine Meeks, 67, passed away of heart failure on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Lakeland, Fla. Mrs. Meeks was born in Avon Park, Fla., on Aug. 19, 1946. She … read more.
Amos Lee Skipper
Thu  Jul 10 2014 07:28PM
Mr. Amos Lee Skipper, 85, passed away at his home in Fort Meade on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, of heart failure. Amos was born in Marianna, Fla., to A. B. … read more.
Clifford Allen Spence
Thu  Jul 10 2014 07:28PM
Clifford Allen Spence, 67, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2014, at Fletcher Medical Center, Burlington, Vt., of heart failure. Cliff was born on March 3, 1947, at Bartow Hospital. He … read more.
Patty Jean Martin
Sat  Jun 21 2014 08:00AM
In Memory of Patty Jean Martin, 71, of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at home. Born Feb. 5, 1943, in Ashland, Ky., She was a Lake … read more.
Elizabeth Jeannette “Betty” Logan
Sat  Jun 14 2014 08:00AM
The family and friends of Elizabeth Jeannette “Betty” Logan of Tallahassee, Fla., mourn her passing. She died on June 9, 2014, just a few weeks before her 92nd birthday of … read more.
Dave Heartsell Barnett
Wed  Jun 11 2014 08:00AM
Mr. Dave Heartsell Barnett, 86, passed away Monday, June 9, 2014, at his home due to cancer, and surrounded by his loving family. Dave was born July 25, 1927, in … read more.
Winifred Colleen Fore Leach
Wed  May 21 2014 08:00AM
Winifred Colleen Fore Leach (Miss Winnie), 87, passed away Saturday, May 17, 2014, at her home in Fort Meade., Fla. Miss Winnie was born July 25, 1926, in Black Star, … read more.
Allen W. Young
Sat  May 17 2014 08:00AM
Allen W. Young, 68, passed away from respiratory failure on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Tampa. Born on Aug. 24, 1945, in Alturas, he was the son of the late William … read more.
Donald Dean Russell
Sat  May 17 2014 08:00AM
Mr. Donald Dean Russell, 74, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at his home. Mr. Russell was born Oct. 2, 1939, in Petoskey, Mich., and moved to Fort Meade from … read more.
Hazel Peel Seymour
Wed  Apr 30 2014 08:00AM
Hazel Peel Seymour, 92, of Crystal River, Fla., passed away Friday, April 25, 2014, at Hospice House of Citrus County. She was born in Gainesville, Fla., on Jan. 6, 1922, … read more.
Martlew Q. Gillett
Wed  Apr 30 2014 08:00AM
Martlew Q. Gillett passed away Friday, April 25, 2014 at Highland Lakes Center in Lakeland, due to complications from a stroke. He was born on July 28, 1934, in Salt … read more.
Donald M. Polk
Sat  Apr 26 2014 08:00AM
Donald M. Polk, 79, of Bartow passed away on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at the Rohr Home in Bartow from heart failure. A native of Columbus, Georgia he moved to … read more.
Elaine Marie Connell
Sat  Apr 26 2014 08:00AM
Elaine Marie Connell, 71, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. Elaine was born Nov. 17, 1942, in Long Beach, Calif., and has been a resident of Tampa … read more.
Dorothy Ann Allen Gibson
Wed  Apr 23 2014 08:00AM
Dorothy Ann Allen Gibson, 83, passed away from cardiopulmonary failure on Monday, April 21, 2014, surrounded by family and friends at her home in Bartow, Fla. She was a loving … read more.
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.