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The Lake Placid Journal Obituaries
Kelly Vickers
Sun  Jul 24 2016 08:30AM
Kelly Vickers, who had recently moved to Ocala, died early Thursday, at an Ocala hospital. She suffered from complications of juvenile diabetes and a heart attack. She would have been … read more.
Henrietta Bruce
Sun  Jul 24 2016 08:30AM
Henrietta “Henri” Carol Bruce, age 77, of Buchanan, Mich., passed away in her sleep on Monday, July 18, 2016 in Little Rock, Ark. while doing what she loved most in … read more.
Joe Posada
Sun  Jul 17 2016 08:30AM
Joe W. Posada Jr., 80, of Sebring passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Mr. Posada was born Jan. 8, 1936 in Tampa to Joe and Adelaide (Aguiar) Posada. He is … read more.
Samuel Holland Sr.
Sun  Jul 17 2016 08:30AM
Samuel Britt Holland Sr. 65, passed to his eternal resting place July 12, 2016 at Good Shepard Hospice in Sebring, Fla. after a very brief battle from lung cancer. Born … read more.
Bobbie Hartmann
Sun  Jul 10 2016 08:30AM
Bobbie V. Hartmann, 89, passed away June 24, 2016. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio she moved to Sebring, Fla. in 1992. She will be missed. … read more.
Joan Hill
Wed  Jul 6 2016 08:30AM
Joan Hill, age 77, passed away on Monday, July 4, 2016 in Sebring, Fla. She was a lifelong resident of Highlands County born Aug. 23, 1938 in Sebring to the … read more.
Gordon Mattson Jr.
Sun  Jul 3 2016 08:30AM
In memory of Gordon Mattson Jr. Gordon and Carole Mattson of Lake Placid mourn the sudden death of their son, Gordon Henry Mattson Jr. Gordon died on June 8, 2016 … read more.
Barbara A. Reyes
Sun  Jun 26 2016 08:30AM
Barbara Reyes, 73, of Spring Lake, Sebring, passed away on June 15, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer while in Glens Falls, N.Y. Barbara was born to Edna and … read more.
Mon  Jun 20 2016 02:52PM
Death notice: Belinda Pyles, 66, of Sebring, Fla. passed away on June 4, 2016. … read more.
Benjamin H. Conklin
Sun  Jun 12 2016 08:30AM
Benjamin H. Conklin of Warminster, Pa. passed away on Monday, June 6, 2016 in Doylestown Hospital, Doylestown, Pa. He was 94. Born in Highland Mills, N.Y. to the late Benjamin … read more.
Marie Krom
Sun  May 29 2016 08:30AM
Marie Katherine Krom, 84, of Avon Park, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Mrs. Krom was born June 25, 1931 in Passaic, N.J. to Paul G. and Mary M.(Gyurisko) Geyer. … read more.
Donna Delaney
Wed  May 25 2016 08:30AM
Donna June (Hopkins) Delaney, 85 of Logansport, Ind., passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Memorial Hospital in Logansport. Donna was born on June 2, 1930 to the late Wilbur … read more.
Mary Mildred Watson Wood
Wed  May 18 2016 08:30AM
Mrs. Mary Mildred Watson Wood, 94, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016 in Lake Placid, Fla. Mrs. Wood was born Aug. 18, 1921 in Chicora, Fla. and moved to Lake … read more.
George Wilson
Sun  May 15 2016 08:30AM
George Wilson, 90, of Lorida, went peacefully May 5 at the West Palm Beach VA Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Lillian; three daughters: Kathy (George McVay) of Alabama, … read more.
Sun  May 15 2016 08:30AM
Laurie Burch Travers, 61, of Longwood, Fla., formerly of Avon Park, passed away on May 8, 2016. … read more.
Mary Bushaw
Wed  May 11 2016 08:30AM
Mary Huggins Bushaw 85, of Avon Park. Born April 25,1931 In Wauchula. Went to meet the Lord May 8, 2016. Mary passed away peacefully after a long illness. She is … read more.
Vivian W. Rich
Wed  May 11 2016 08:30AM
Vivian W. Rich, 87, of Avon Park, died Friday afternoon, May 6, 2016. She lived in this area most of her life. She retired as a bookkeeper at Avon Park … read more.
Stephen Lare
Sun  May 8 2016 08:30AM
Stephen R. Lare, age 64, passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 in Avon Park, Fla. He was born on Oct. 25, 1951 in Reading, Pa. to the late Allen … read more.
William Zimmer
Sun  May 1 2016 08:30AM
William Joseph Zimmer (Bill) was born on June 13, 1922 to the late William and Margaret Zimmerer in Colden, N.Y. Bill was 93 years young. He was predeceased by his … read more.
Sebring’s Stewart wins Lady Jarrett tourney in playoff
Sun  Apr 24 2016 08:30AM
AVON PARK – The 18th Annual Bill Jarrett Ford Ladies Invitational at River Greens Golf Course last Saturday came to a dramatic conclusion after Sherry Garrow of Lake Wales and … read more.
Marian Rehbein
Sun  Jul 24 2016 08:30AM
Marian Rose Rehbein, 95, died July 13, 2016. She was born Aug. 10, 1920 in Michigan City, Ind. to August and Elnora Kubsch. She married Leonard L. Rehbein on Dec. … read more.
Columbus Carter
Sun  Jul 17 2016 08:30AM
Columbus L. Carter, 88, of St. Petersburg passed away on July 11, 2016 at St. Anthony’s Hospital. He came to St. Petersburg in 1957 from Georgia. He attended Beacon College … read more.
Donald Stewart Jr.
Sun  Jul 17 2016 08:30AM
Donald Eugene Stewart, Jr., 81, of Sebring, Fla., and Lebanon, Ind., passed away July 13, 2016, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Donald was born on Sept. 19, 1934, in … read more.
Ralph W. Walden
Wed  Jul 13 2016 08:30AM
Ralph H. Walden, age 86, passed away on Monday, July 10, 2016 in Avon Park, Fla. He was born on Dec. 23, 1929 in Daleville, Ala. to Roy and Zama … read more.
Thomas Mitchell
Wed  Jul 6 2016 08:30AM
Thomas M. Mitchell passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 30, 2016 in Sebring, Fla., his hometown since 1921. He was born in Arcadia, Fla. in 1919. He was 97 years … read more.
Kenneth Cunningham Jr.
Sun  Jul 3 2016 08:30AM
Kenneth “Rusty” Cunningham Jr., 41, of Lake Placid, Fla., passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. He was born Sept. 11, 1974 in Avon Park, Fla. to Kenneth and Karen … read more.

Sun  Jun 26 2016 08:30AM
Death notice: Adam Collelo, 67, passed away June 10, 2016. Health Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements … read more.
Brenda Collins
Wed  Jun 22 2016 08:30AM
On the morning of June 8, 2016, Brenda Lynette Collins passed away after fighting a long-time battle with cancer. She was visited and comforted by her family and friends at … read more.
Bernice Elias
Tue  Jun 21 2016 08:00AM
Bernice Faye Elias went to be with our Lord and Savior on June 12, 2016. Bernice passed peacefully of natural causes where she resided at Southern Lifestyle, ALF in Lake … read more.
Marilyn McIntyre
Mon  Jun 20 2016 12:58PM
Marilyn Lorraine McIntyre, 84, of Lake Placid, Fla., met her heavenly father on June 2, 2016. Born in Albany, N.Y., she was the daughter of Edmond F. and Myrtle M. … read more.
Rose Conklin
Wed  May 25 2016 08:30AM
Rose M. Conklin of Warminster, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 in Doylestown Hospital, Doylestown, Pa. She was 94. Born in Newburgh, N.Y. to the late Pasquale and … read more.
Jacquelyn Jackson
Wed  May 18 2016 08:30AM
Jacquelyn Constance Jackson, age 68, passed away on May 10, 2016 in Sebring, Fla. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Avon Park. … read more.
Mildred Rutledge
Wed  May 18 2016 08:30AM
Mildred Grotewold Johnson Rutledge May 5, 1932 – May 14, 2016 Mildred Grotewold Johnson of Huntsville, Ala. passed away at age 84 on May 14, 2016. She was a graduate … read more.
John J. Holland Sr.
Sun  May 15 2016 08:30AM
John J. Holland Sr., 83, of Alliance, Ohio, went home to be with Jesus on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 8:40 a.m. at Rose Lane Health Center in Massillon, Ohio. … read more.
Emily Smith
Sun  May 15 2016 08:30AM
Emily Carolyn Biggs Smith, age 72, passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2016 in Avon Park. She was born on December 11, 1943 in Farmville, Va. to the late Hubbard … read more.
Deloris Sarcletti
Wed  May 11 2016 08:30AM
Deloris Sarcletti, 91, of Lake Placid, died on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at Lake Placid Healthcare Center. Deloris was formerly a resident of the Placid Lakes community where she was … read more.
James R. Nickelson Sr.
Sun  May 8 2016 08:30AM
James R. Nickelson Sr., age 81, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 in Lake City, Fla. He was born on March 23, 1935 to the late William Grant and … read more.
Anna Harner
Wed  May 4 2016 08:30AM
Anna Mae Harner, 81, of Fort McCoy, Fla., passed away at home surrounded by her family on April 30, 2016. She was born in her parent’s home in Sebring on … read more.
Yvonne Broadbent
Sun  May 1 2016 08:30AM
Yvonne (Bonnie) Marguearite Bethune was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, on April 23, 1947. She passed away on her birthday, 2016, after a long fight with COPD. Preceded are her … read more.
Wesley Porterfield
Sun  Apr 17 2016 08:30AM
Wesley “Bud’’ Porterfield, 89, passed away peacefully on March 23, 2016 with his family by his side. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane Porterfield. He’s survived … read more.