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Fort Meade Obituaries
Derrick Keith Reeves
Sat  Nov 22 2014 08:30AM
Mr. Derrick Keith Reeves, 33, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in Fort Meade. Derrick was born Oct. 2, 1981 in Bartow, Fla., and was a lifelong resident of Fort … read more.
Shirley Mary Heebsh
Fri  Nov 21 2014 12:50PM
Mrs. Shirley Mary Heebsh, 87, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at the Florida Flywheeler’s Park in Fort Meade. Mrs. Heebsh was born March 31, 1925, in Lake Church, Wisc., and was … read more.
Carrie D. Hardeman Knabe
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
Carrie D. Hardeman Knabe of Bartow, Fla., left her earthly life on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. She was 58. Marion Nelson Funeral Home is handling arrangements. … read more.
Gary Ted Edelson
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
The Lord Jesus graduated Gary Ted Edelson to heaven on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, after his 80th birthday on Nov. 8, 2014. He and his wife, Numpy, were married 53 … read more.
Teresa Marsh Mathis, 64
Sat  Nov 15 2014 08:30AM
Nurse Teresa Marsh Mathis, 64, died Nov. 12, 2014, of respiratory failure. She is survived by loving family. Gathering 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Nov. 15, at Gentry-Morrison at Serenity Gardens. Gentry-Morrison … read more.
Mattie J. Vieth
Wed  Nov 12 2014 06:16PM
Mattie J. Vieth, 89, passed away Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at the Rohr Nursing Home in Bartow. Born Saturday, Aug. 1, 1925, in Wakulla, Fla., Mrs. Vieth was a resident … read more.
Betty S. Grunholzer
Sat  Nov 8 2014 08:30AM
Mrs. Betty S. Grunholzer, 84, passed away Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at her home of heart failure. Mrs. Grunholzer was born April 4, 1930, in Mulberry, Fla., and moved to … read more.
Ralph Harrison
Sat  Nov 8 2014 08:30AM
Ralph Harrison, 74, of Wauchula, died Nov. 4, 2014 at home. He was born in Elba, Alabama on Sept. 28, 1940, and had been a resident of Hardee County for … read more.
Shirley ‘Faye’ Crumbly Belcher
Wed  Nov 5 2014 08:30AM
Mr. Ralph A. Dukes, 74, passed away Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at the Lake Regional Medical Center of cancer. Ralph was born April 23, 1940, in Defuniak Springs, Fla., and … read more.
Rhea L. Edwards
Wed  Nov 5 2014 08:30AM
Rhea L. Edwards, age 71, died Nov. 2, 2014, of cancer. Born Aug. 3, 1943, she was a longtime resident of Bartow. She is survived by husband, Harry, son, Charles; … read more.
Jeanne R. Luttrell
Sat  Nov 1 2014 08:30AM
Jeanne R. Luttrell, 90, passed away Oct. 2, 2014, at Life Care Center of Winter Haven of heart failure. Born May 10, 1924, in Ashland, Ky., Mrs. Luttrell was a … read more.
Geraldine K. Prohaska
Thu  Oct 30 2014 04:40PM
Geraldine “Geri” K. (nee Kleine) Prohaska, 86, of North Port, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. She was born Dec. 29, 1927, in Teaneck, N.J., to Harry A. and … read more.
Donald A. Driscoll
Thu  Oct 30 2014 04:32PM
Donald A. Driscoll, 87, of Rotonda West, Fla., passed away Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. … read more.
Timothy J. Pessolano
Thu  Oct 30 2014 04:24PM
Timothy J. Pessolano, 36, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Thursday, Oct. 28, 2014. Arrangements are by National Cremation Society of Port Charlotte. … read more.
Alan Whittington
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
Mr. Alan Whittington, 69, passed away Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Alan was born in Nov. 27, 1944 in Tifton, Ga., and was a longtime resident … read more.
Nancy E. Miller
Fri  Oct 24 2014 04:04PM
Nancy E. Miller went to be with the Lord Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at 1 a.m. She was born March 3, 1931, in Ft. Thomas, Ky. She is survived by … read more.
Robert W. Bradt
Thu  Oct 23 2014 04:18PM
Desoto Robert W. Bradt Robert W. Bradt, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Arrangements are by Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Homes. … read more.

Thu  Oct 23 2014 04:16PM
John Francis Kelly, 93, of Rotonda West, Fla., died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at his Charlotte County residence. Arrangements are by Englewood Community Funeral Home, Inc. … read more.
Joseph W. Galgano Jr.
Thu  Oct 23 2014 04:16PM
Joseph W. Galgano Jr., 83, of Port Charlotte, Fla., and formerly of Easton, Conn., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Charlotte … read more.
Samuel T. ‘S.T.’ Glisson
Wed  Oct 22 2014 08:00AM
Samuel T. “S.T.” Glisson, 88, passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at his residence of cancer. Born July 21, 1926, in Seminole County, Ga., Mr. Glisson was a resident of … read more.
Iris M. Russell
Sat  Nov 22 2014 08:30AM
Iris M. Russell, age 86, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale of respiratory failure. Born Oct. 23, 1928, in Punta Gorda, Fla., Mrs. Russell … read more.
Charles W. ‘Mac’ McCall
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
Charles W. “Mac” McCall, 89, passed away Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at his residence in Bartow of lung cancer. Born Oct. 4, 1925, in Arcadia, Fla., Mr. McCall was a … read more.
Lois Mercer Burright
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
Lois Mercer Burright, 81, of Cypress, Texas, passed away on Sunday Nov. 16, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. Lois was devoted to her children. She … read more.
Ollie Myrtle ‘O.M.’ White
Sat  Nov 15 2014 08:30AM
Ms. Ollie Myrtle “O.M.” White, 86, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. Born Dec. 31, 1927, in Bartow, she was survived by a loving family. Services will be held at … read more.
Robert Byrous Kelley
Wed  Nov 12 2014 06:18PM
Robert Byrous Kelley, 75, of Fort Meade, Fla., passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Memorial service was at City of Fort Meade Mobile Home Park Activities Center at 11 a.m., … read more.
Sarah ‘Betty’ Toney
Wed  Nov 12 2014 06:16PM
Sarah Elizabeth “Betty” Toney, 73, of Haines City, Fla., passed away Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, due to heart failure. Betty was a pharmacist assistant at Varn’s Pharmacy in Fort Meade. … read more.
Betty S. Grunholzer
Wed  Nov 12 2014 08:30AM
Mrs. Betty S. Grunholzer, 84, passed away Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at her home of heart failure. Mrs. Grunholzer was born April 4, 1930, in Mulberry, Fla., and moved to … read more.
Gary D. Wise
Sat  Nov 8 2014 08:30AM
Oct. 1, 1959-Nov. 2, 2014 Gary D. Wise, age 55, a technical mechanic, passed away Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at his Lakeland home of heart failure surrounded by family and … read more.
Shirley “Faye” Crumbly Belcher
Wed  Nov 5 2014 08:30AM
Shirley “Faye” Crumbly Belcher, 75 of Fort Meade, Fla., passed away on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at Kindred Hospital Central in Tampa, Fla. Faye was born July 26, 1939, in … read more.
Daniel “Roscoe” Griner
Wed  Nov 5 2014 08:30AM
Daniel “Roscoe” Griner of Bartow passed away on Oct. 31, 2014, at home from respiratory failure. A memorial service will be at noon Saturday, Nov. 8 at the New Life … read more.
Agnes Mary Wynns
Sat  Nov 1 2014 08:30AM
Agnes Mary Wynns, 95, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 from natural causes. Whidden-McLean Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. … read more.
William W. Schell
Thu  Oct 30 2014 04:36PM
William W. “Bill” Schell, 60, of Englewood, Fla., and Grove City, Pa., passed away peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Fla., following complications from a stroke. … read more.
Ruby Lee Thomas Robinson
Thu  Oct 30 2014 04:44PM
Ruby Lee Thomas Robinson quietly passed away Sunday, Oct.19, 2014, in Lauderhill, Fla. She was born Sept. 25, 1928, to Willie Mae Bell and Loneie Thomas. Ruby was cared for … read more.
Lawrence F. Cole
Thu  Oct 30 2014 04:22PM
Lawrence F. Cole, 88, of North Fort Myers, Fla., and Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. He was a native of Middlesex, N.Y., and served with the … read more.
Dorothy Lucille Hamilton
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
Mrs. Dorothy Lucille Hamilton, 93, passed away Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in Bartow, Fla. Mrs. Hamilton was born Sept. 17, 1921, in Russell County, Ill., to Lue Medford Goff and … read more.
Robert Charles Bugglin
Fri  Oct 24 2014 03:54PM
Robert Charles Bugglin died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, after a battle with cancer. Bob was born Feb. 21, 1939, in Philadelphia, Pa. to Isabel and Alois Bugglin. He graduated from … read more.
Warren J. McCormick
Thu  Oct 23 2014 04:18PM
Warren J. McCormick, 90, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at Douglas T. Jacobson State Veterans Home. He was born April 11, 1921, in Wilson, N.Y. … read more.
Marlene Louise Korbel
Thu  Oct 23 2014 04:16PM
Marlene Louise Korbel, 83, of Bokeelia, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Oct., 21, 2014. Arrangements are by Coral Ridge Funeral Home and Cemetery, Cape Coral, FL. … read more.
James Madison Davis
Wed  Oct 22 2014 08:00AM
James Madison Davis, 91, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Port Charlotte, Fla. He was born on June 9, 1923, in Bar Harbor, Maine to the late Ruben … read more.
Jean H. Campbell
Mon  Nov 17 2014 04:15PM
Jean H. Campbell, 91, of Morehead City, N.C., died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at Crystal Coast Hospice House. A private service will be held at a late date. She is … read more.