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LAKE WALES – According to a Lake Wales Arts Council social media page, artist Tom Freeman died recently — just two weeks ahead of his 95th birthday.

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James (Jimmy) Lesage, 60, passed away July 17, 2020 in Grantville, GA. He was born September 7, 1959 in Peoria, IL, to the late James Alphonse Lesage and Mary Kay (Flynn/Lesage) Maas. Jimmy loved anything mechanical and spent down time ‘tinkering’, rebuilding and creating. Over the years he …

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HAINES CITY – Members of the Haines City Commission took a moment of silence Sept. 3 to reflect on the passing of former mayor Philip James Hinkle, who died Aug. 22 at age 58.

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Donald Bryan Serdynski passed away August 15th, 2020. He was born January 30th, 1936 in Bartow Florida to Dixie and John Serdynski. A graduate of Bartow Summerlin Institute, he joined the Air Force and is a Veteran of the Korean War. He graduated with Honors from the University of Florida wi…

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Nora Elizabeth Unrue, 88, long-time resident of Bartow, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at New Horizon Share Home in Winter Haven.

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Dorothy (Dottie) Louise Peacock, 89 yrs of age, passed away Friday, May 1, 2020 at 11:15 pm at Clermont Health and Rehabilitation in Clermont, FL, after years of struggling with Parkinson’s Disease.

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Sylva Ramona (Swartz) Waters of Alturas, FL passed away on June 19, 2019 at the age of 97. Sylva was born in Coleman, TX on February 25 th , 1922 and was adopted by Ira Swartz and Nellie (Voigt) Swartz. With her mother she moved to West Salem, Il and later to Alturas, FL. In Alturas she met …

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Michael T. Coon, age 53, passed away suddenly Friday, July 5, 2019 at Our Lady of the Lord Hospital in Camden, NJ. Born January 21, 1966 in Winter Haven, Michael was a lifelong resident of Winter Haven. A graduate of Winter Haven High School, Class of 1984, he was a member of Beymer Memorial…

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Cathy Elizabeth Bruce, 57, passed away Saturday June 22, 2019 after a valiant battle with cancer. She graduated from Bartow High School class of 1980. She was a lifetime caregiver. From babysitting, animal sitting, and elderly care, she loved all of God’s creations. She was a Christian and l…

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Sharon Sullivan Ware of Miami, Florida (formerly from Philippi, WV and Bartow , FL) passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. She leaves behind a son, three step children (which she loved as her own), four grand children, one great grand child, two sisters, a brother, and extended …

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Sharon Battista Lewis, 72, of Winter Haven, Florida, loving mother to Debora McNeal of Winter Haven and Wendy Kelly of Sevierville, Tennessee, died April 26, 2019. She was born July 8, 1946. 

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James “Jim” Ward, age 69, of Spring Hill, TN, went to be with the Lord on April 21, 2019.

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David Paul Cochran Jr., 87, of Wheaton passed away Friday, February 22, 2019. He was born May 5, 1931 in Bartow, Florida, son of the late David and Josephine Cochran Sr.

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Luke Moberly, age 93, of Lake Wales, FL. passed away peacefully on December 4, 2018 surrounded by his family after a valiant struggle with cancer. Born in Ludlow, Kentucky on November 1st, 1925 to Harlan and Pauline Baker Moberly. Luke attended Ludlow High School before enlisting in the serv…

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Donald “Don” E. Madsen, of North Port, Florida, died of pneumonia and a heart attack on November 2, 2018, in Port Charlotte, Florida. He was 86. He was born to Harold and Esther (Flynn) Madsen on April 28, 1932 in Portland, Maine.

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Bartow - Annette Hunter, age 92, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Born February 4, 1926 in Perry, FL, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Cull and Minnie Jewel (Sawyer) Maples. Annette lived in Bartow for over 50 years and was a member of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Churc…

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John Robert Alexander, 82, of Frostproof, Florida, died peacefully on October 18, 2018, in his home, comforted by his loving family and his belief in his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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Ronald Eugene Renfroe (“Ronnie” to family and friends) of Speedwell, Tennessee, passed away on October 19, 2018. He was born on May 18, 1935 in the beach town of Clearwater, Florida. He attended Summerlin Institute (now Bartow High School) and graduated from the Florida School for the Deaf a…

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FORT MEADE - Phyllis Jerome Varn Black (P.J.), 71 of Ft. Meade, Florida, passed away on October 12, 2018 surrounded by her family.

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Plant City - Carolyn D. Fortner, 89, passed away Sept. 23, 2018 at Tampa General Hospital. She is survived by her loving family. Arrangements by Gentry Morrison Funeral Homes, Lakeland.

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Bartow - Anne Widerquist Eyman Raulerson, age 93, a longtime resident of Bartow, passed away at her home on September 19, 2018. Born July 30, 1925 in Fort Myers, Florida, She was the daughter of the late Vernon and Johnette (Odom) Widerquist. Mrs. Raulerson graduated from Fort Myers High Sch…

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Lakeland - Frank Lector Robinson, 69, was born September 14, 1948 in Jacksonville, FL, and passed away August 30, 2018 in St. Petersburg, FL.

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Lakeland - Frank Lector Robinson, 69, was born September 14, 1948 in Jacksonville, FL, and passed away August 30, 2018 in St. Petersburg, FL.

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James Alphonse Lesage, age 88, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2018 at Wesley Woods in Newnan, GA. He was born April 21, 1930 in Chicago, IL to the late George Lesage and Anna Constantinoble Lesage.

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Dr. James (Jim) Chancey Lett, 87, son of William and Stella Lett, born August, 3, 1931 of Knoxville, Tennessee passed away August 19, 2018, peacefully. Dr. Lett graduated from Central High School, in Knoxville, TN, and received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Tennessee Medic…

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MANCHESTER, NH: Margaret Birch (Swett) Messer, 98, who once lived in Winter Haven, FL for twenty-five years, passed away peacefully on July 28, 2018 after a brief illness, surrounded by her immediate family at the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, NH. Known to all as Peg, she spent the …

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