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ADAMS, CORBETT "DOC" - Lakeland  
CORBETT 'DOC' ADAMS, 88 U.S. Air Force LAKELAND - Mr. Corbett C. Adams passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at his home in Lakeland. He was born August 22, 1926, in Bartow, FL, to Samuel and Shadie (Hill) Adams. Doc served his country for 4 years in the U.S. Army and 21 years in the U.S. Air Force. He was a proud veteran of WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He was manager of Varner Groves and the Crestview Country Club. He and his wife operated Adams Group Home for over 20 years. Mr. Adams also enjoyed his time being a cattle rancher. Mr. Adams was preceded in death by his wife, Lisa Adams. Survivors include his son, Wayne (Mandy) Adams; daughters, Dea (Elon) Sowell, Karen (Kenn) Arnett and Donna (Ted) Smith; sisters, Pauline Tolbert and Iris Varner; 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday, May 29 from 10:00-11:00 AM at Crestview Baptist Church (615 Old Polk City Rd). Funeral services will follow at the church at 11:00 AM. Burial with Military honors will be at Florida National Cemetery on Friday at 1:30 PM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Cornerstone Hospice.
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Published in Ledger from May 28 to May 29, 2015
BASS, THERESA MERCY  
THERESA MERCY BASS, 49 NANCY, KY. - Theresa Mercy Bass, 49, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 23, 2015. She was born in Detroit, Michigan, and moved to Lakeland in 1969 at the age of 4. She graduated from LHS. Theresa married her soul mate, Mr. Jeff Bass on April 2, 1988, and they shared 27 wonderful years in Bartow, Lakeland, Mooresville, North Carolina, and most recently Nancy, Kentucky. Theresa was preceded in death by her father-in-law Eugene M. Bass and her stepfather Kenneth Masters of Lakeland. She is survived by husband, Jeff Bass, her mother, Gloria Masters of Lakeland, father and stepmother Douglas and Lois Presto of Montgomery, Texas, mother-in-law Pat Smith of Nancy, Kentucky, 5 brothers and 4 sisters, grandmother Lorraine Paszek of Lakeland, Aunt and Uncle Robert and Miami Paszek of Granite Falls, North Carolina, 17 nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Whidden-Mclean Funeral Home in Bartow on Saturday, May 30th @ 3:00pm with a celebration of life beginning at 5:00pm at 1860 Charleston Lane in Bartow, FL. Condolences to the family at www.WhiddenMcLeanfuneralhome.com
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BENNETT, WENFORD RENARD "CHICKEN MAN"  
WENFORD RENARD 'CHICKEN MAN' BENNETT, 55 Forklift Operator/ Owens Illinois LAKELAND - Wenford Bennett passed away on 5/20/15. Viewing Fri. 5-7pm. Service Sat. at 10:00 am. All services will be held at Macedonia P.B. Church. Coney F.H.
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BERTRAND, BARBARA BARCLAY  
BARBARA BARCLAY BERTRAND, 73 LAKELAND - Barbara Barclay Bertrand passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2015. She was 73. She was born on March 30, 1942, in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. She and her parents, Frances and Andrew Barclay moved to Clearwater, Florida, in 1958. She was a graduate of Clearwater High School and the Duke University School of Nursing. She worked as a nurse and a high school science teacher. She was a long time member of First Presbyterian Church in Lakeland. She is survived by her three daughters Debbie Testerman (Bill) of Alexandria, VA, Cindy Cinquanti (Steve) of Auburndale, FL, and Kathy Fazio (Mark) of Lakeland, FL, and three granddaughters: Madeline Testerman and Mia and McKenzie Cinquanti. A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Good Shepherd Hospice or the SPCA of Lakeland.
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Published in Ledger from May 27 to May 28, 2015
BIRCH, HELEN SHAW  
HELEN SHAW BIRCH, 88 Registered Nurse LAKELAND - Helen Shaw Birch passed away on May 24, 2015. She was born on November 11, 1926, in Dunedin, Florida. She was a surgical assistant and a glaucoma screening nurse. Helen was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Lakeland, Florida. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bill Birch and her sister Mary Ann Mathew. She is survived by her sister, Hadley Jean Fuller and many nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held from 10 00 - 11 00 am on Friday, May 29, 2015, with a funeral service immediately following at Heath Funeral Chapel. She will be entombed at Woodlawn Cemetery in Orlando, Florida. She was a very generous person and memorials may be made in her name to VISTE, Good Shepherd Hospice, and LVIM. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.heathfuneralchapel.com
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BROOKS, DONALD L.  
DONALD L. BROOKS, 71 DUNDEE - Donald L. Brooks, 71, died 5/22/15. Burial will be in Tennessee. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Steele's Family Funeral Services.
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COMBEE, CHESTER  
CHESTER COMBEE, 69 LAKELAND - Chester Combee, 69, died 5/15/15. He is survived by four sisters: Erma, Dorothy, Marilyn & Verda. David Russell Funeral Home in Lakeland.
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COMBEE, CHESTER  
CHESTER COMBEE, 69 LAKELAND - Chester Combee, 69, died 5/15/15. He is survived by his sister Verda Glass, Lakeland. David Russell Funeral Home in Lakeland.
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COMPTON, LAURA JANE  
LAURA JANE COMPTON, 86 LAKELAND - Laura J. Compton passed away peacefully on May 25, 2015, from complications of a stroke. Born June 8, 1928, one of sixteen children, to Carl and Lula Camper, in Buchanan, VA. Laura came to Lakeland in 1958 with her husband and children from Roanoke, VA. She graduated from Florida Southern College in 1963 with a Bachelors Degree in Education. She was an English teacher at Kathleen Junior High School and retired after 28 years in 1991. She spent her retirement years dedicated to her extended family, baking and her Methodist faith. She was preceded in death in 1993 by her husband, Russell D. Compton, of 47 years and nine of her brothers and sisters. She is survived by her son, Dennis D. Compton, and daughter, Vicki L. Jarvis; brothers, Lawrence, Joe, Paul and Larry Camper and sisters, Frances Mundy and Mary Hauser, four grandchildren Adrienne D. Flanagan, Kacie Laura Jason Bryant, Kyle A. Jamie Compton, and Curtice Jarvis, four great grandchildren, Killian and Will Flanangan, Ansley Bryant and Adalyn Compton. Visitation is Saturday, May 30, 2015, from 10-11am followed by a memorial service at Heath Funeral Chapel. Interment will be at Oak Hill Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to United Methodist Temple, 2700 S. Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL, 33803 or LifePath Hospice, 12973 Telecom Pkwy N, Temple Terrace, FL, 33637. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.heathfuneralchapel.com .
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ELLIOTT, MARY LOIS  
MARY LOIS ELLIOTT, 92 Homemaker DAVENPORT - Mary Lois Elliott, 92, died 5/24/15. Survived by sons Bill, Jimmy & Troy; daughters Lynda & Sheryl; 3 grandchildren. Cremation Svc. Mid-FL.
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