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BEALEFIELD, SARAH ELLA  
SARAH ELLA BEALEFIELD, 89 LAKELAND - Sarah Ella Bealefield, 89, passed away at her home on Friday, January 23, 2015, at her residence with her daughter by her side. Sarah was born August 15, 1925, in Linden, North Carolina and has resided in Palm Coast for the past two and a half years. She was also a former resident of Lakeland for 20 years and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church serving as an Assistant Director of the Bereavement Ministry & Support Group, she was a member of the Catholic Women's Club, Council of Catholic Women, Catholic War Veterans Auxiliary and was also an active member of the VFW of White Marsh, Maryland Ladies' Auxiliary. Sarah is survived by her daughter, Patricia Sterling; sons, William Robert Bealefield, Jr., and Paul Lawrence Bealefield; sisters, Edna Ropp and Esther Moretz; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Robert Bealefield, Sr.; son, Edward Jospeh Bealefield and daughter, Teresa Martin. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, from 5p.m. until 7p.m. at Lakeland Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10a.m. on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 210 West Lemon Street, Lakeland, FL, 33815, with burial to follow at Lakeland Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be offered at: www.lakelandfuneralhome.com .
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Published in Ledger from Jan. 26 to Jan. 27, 2015
BRADLEY, SUMMER MAUREEN "MOE"  
SUMMER MAUREEN 'MOE' BRADLEY, 37 LAKELAND - Summer Maureen 'Moe' Bradley resided in Lakeland, she passed away on January 2, 2015, on her 37th birthday. Cause of death is still pending. Born on January 2, 1978, in Winter Haven, she was the first baby born that year at Winter Haven Hospital. She was preceded in death by her father, Carl M. Bradley Sr. She is survived by her mother, Donna J. Hancock, who resides in Kissimmee with her husband John Hancock, also by her siblings, Heather L. Connell (sister) of Winter Haven, Carl Bradley, Jr. (brother) of Sebring, Charles Bradley (brother) of Lakeland and Carla Bradley of Arizona. Summer also has left behind her loving fiancé Brent Rouse and sweet children, Aliyah Brie Burns, Haley Dae Burns and Logan McCord Rouse, who reside in Lakeland and are surrounded by family and friends. Summer was a lifetime resident of Polk County, living in Winter Haven and Lakeland. After receiving her GED, her employment included Guest Services and waitressing. Her hobbies were spending time with her family, gardening, hiking and trips to the beach. Summer's funeral was held January 9th at Heath Funeral Chapel and Crematory where she was remembered by her closest friends and family.
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Published in Ledger from Jan. 25 to Jan. 26, 2015
BUTT, TERRY LEE  
TERRY LEE BUTT, 61 LAKELAND - Terry Lee Butt, 61, passed away Thursday, January 22, 2015. He was killed in a plane crash, a twin engine Piper Apache, in Lakeland, Florida. Terry was born in Portsmouth, Virginia, December 4, 1953. Terry graduated from McLean High School, McClean, Virginia, in 1971. Since the early 1990's, his career has been in aviation to include operating his own business, Premier Aviation Services. More recently, after relocating to central Florida, Terry was a flight instructor for Tailwheels, Inc. He was an accomplished pilot, achieving many advanced ratings to include-airplane single engine land, airplane multi-engine land, commercial privileges, type rating A/RA-390S, ATP, instrument airplane, flight instructor. And he was looking forward to getting his single engine seaplane rating this week. He was an active member of the QB's, an aviation fraternal organization.Terry enjoyed many activities and hobbies like boating, fishing, riding his motorcycles, but most importantly music and his passion for flying. His absolute 'pride and joy' was enjoying life with his children and grandchildren. He was predeceased by his father, Frederick William Butt. He is survived by his mother, Rena Butt; children, Terry Lee Butt, Jr. (Gina), Jarrad Parker Butt, Mary Margaret Lent and Robert John Northrup. In addition, he is survived by his beloved grandchildren, Jackson Alexander Butt, Madison Elizebeth Butt, Caitlyn Noelle Meussling, Savannah June Butt, Lilly Alice Butt, Gary John Lent Jr, Jordan Renee Lent, Robert John Northrup III, James Michael Northrup, William Joshua Northrup. Also surviving Terry is his sister, Nancy Lee Harris (Jim) and his brother, William Steven Butt. And finally, he leaves behind his fiancée, Suzanne Brown Gaines of Lakeland. He will be remembered at a memorial service Monday, January 26, 6:30PM, the QB hut at the Sun N Fun area, Lakeland Linder Airport.
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CANOVA, KIM  
KIM CANOVA, 87 ALABAMA - Kim Canova, 87, died 1/23/15. Survived by her loving family. Visit. will be 1/27/15, from 10-11AM. Funeral will follow at Seigler Funeral Home.
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COMBEE, VINCENT "PAUL"  
VINCENT 'PAUL' COMBEE, 68 Florida Kitchen & Bath Designs LAKELAND - Mr. Vincent Paul Combee passed away on Wed. January 14, 2015, due to complications from C.O.P.D. He was born in Lakeland and has worked for Florida Kitchen & Bath Designs for many years. Paul also served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He loved to golf, fish, watch Gator Football, racing and most of all, had a love for his children. Paul is preceded in death by his parents, Henry Combee and Martha Harrelson, sisters, Janice and Linda; brother, Hank. He is survived by son, Jason Paul Combee; daughters, Shannon Combee, Jessica Combee and Courtney Combee Baker; several grandchildren; brothers Kevin & Wayne Combee; sisters, Marsha Daniels and Rlivia Bagley. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 31, 2015, 2:00 pm at Bridges Barn, 2135 D.R. Bryant Road, Lakeland, FL, 33810. Interment will take place Monday, February 2, 2015, 2:00pm at Florida National Cemetery.
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DeBOTTIS, TERESA  
TERESA DeBOTTIS, 70 Associate Underwriter LAKELAND - Mrs. Teresa DeBottis, age 70, died of heart failure Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Born in Germany on February 1, 1944, she came here from Syracuse, New York, in 2003. She was an associate underwriter. Mrs. DeBottis was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband Dennis Alan DeBottis, Lakeland; daughter Tiffany Colon, Land O' Lakes, FL; son Dennis DeBottis, Miami, FL; brother John Antczak, Syracuse, N.Y.; granddaughter Sophia DeBottis, grandson Mateo DeBottis, both of Miami, FL. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at Lanier Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Interment will be in Florida National Cemetery.
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DeHART, RICHARD C.  
RICHARD C. DeHART, 87 LAKELAND - Richard C. DeHart, 87, passed away in Lakeland, Florida on Thursday, January 22, 2015, peacefully in his sleep. He was the son of the late Clarence and Kathryn DeHart. Born in Philippi, West Virginia, he graduated in 1945, from Allegany High School in Cumberland, Maryland where he was captain of the basketball and baseball teams and class president. His first job was as a car-coupler on the B&O Railroad. He served in the Navy during WWII as a Hospital Apprentice in Panama. After being honorably discharged, using the G.I. Bill, he graduated from West Virginia University majoring in Health and Physical Education. He completed graduate work at West Virginia and Temple Universities. Upon graduation he held various teaching jobs in Maryland. He married Wanda Lee Shobe in 1951, and took a teaching position in Ocean City, Maryland. His first college post was at Davis and Elkins College in West Virginia where he was Athletic Director. In 1956, the family moved to Millersville State Teachers College where he would remain until his retirement in 1985. While at Millersville he taught Health and Physical Education, biology and other courses. He is most known for his outstanding coaching ability, particularly basketball: 321 career wins and 298 losses. Under his direction, Millersville basketball teams made it to National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Tournament six times. He is a member of the Millersville University Athletic Hall of Fame. He enjoyed playing bridge, reading biographies and was an avid golfer. He was a member of The First United Methodist Church, Millersville. His wife, in 2003, and brothers, Thomas and Jon, preceded him in death. Three daughters, Jane Shipley of Harrisburg, Molly Henderson of Lancaster, and Kathryn Berger of Cape Carteret, North Carolina, six grandchildren and six great grandchildren survive him. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Dick's Funeral Service at 1p.m. on Friday, January 30, 2015, at The Groffs Funeral Home, 528 W. Orange Street, (located at the corner of Orange and Pine Sts), Lancaster, Pennsylvania with the Reverend John A. Laughlin, Sr. officiating. The family will greet friends from noon until the time of service. Interment will be at the Millersville Mennonite Cemetery, Millersville, Pennsylvania. In lieu of flowers gifts may be directed to Millersville University to the Richard DeHart Basketball Scholarship, Millersville University Development Office, Millersville, Pennsylvania 17551. Online condolences may be posted on our web site at: www.thegroffs.com . The Groffs Family Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., 528 West Orange Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603. (717)394-5300
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FAZEKAS Sr., JOHN G.  
JOHN G. FAZEKAS, Sr., 72 MISSOULA, MT. - John G. Fazekas, Sr., 72, passed away at St. Patrick Hospital on January 11, 2015, after a short battle with esophageal cancer. John was born on Feb. 23, 1942, in Passaic, New Jersey, to John Fazekas and Rosemary (Nyitrai) Fazekas. He attended schools in Auburndale and Lakeland. He entered into the U.S. Air Force and remained in service for nine and half a years as a medic. He married Linda Rae Newport and together they had two children: Lynn Marie and John Gary, Jr. Over the years John was a member of the NALC Union, American Legion and the DAV. He was a loving husband and father. He enjoyed spending time on his computer and also reading. He was one of a kind and he will be missed. He is survived by his wife, Linda Rae Fazekas, daughter Lynn Marie Fazekas and son John Gary Fazekas, Jr. No services are planned, cremation was under the care of Garden City Funeral Home & Crematory. Condolences and memories may be left for the family at www.missoulafuneralhomes.com
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FLEMING, DeWITT E.  
DeWITT E. FLEMING, 89 GUILFORD, N.Y. - DeWitt 'Sam' Fleming passed away January 16, 2015, at Winter Haven Hospital. He was born on November 8, 1925, in Oxford, New York. He was predeceased by his wife Doris (Jester) of Guilford, New York, where they proudly raised their three children: Sheryl, Robert and John. Sam was a lifelong dairy farmer as well as a school bus driver for Bainbridge-Guilford for 44 years and a charter bus driver for Oneonta Bus Lines for five years. Sam's proudest achievement was his service to his country in World War II under the U.S. Naval Services. After leaving the Navy, he worked to help construct the Downsville Dam in Downsville, New York. Sam gladly and proudly gave back to his town of Guilford where he was affectionately know as Witter, by serving as the fire chief, a member of the emergency squad, a town Councilman, and a sanitary inspector many years. He also served in the community as a 4-H leader and representative for Eastern AI. Sam was the happiest and his face was always lit up with a smile when he was around his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Sam is survived by his wife of 31 years, Alura Fleming of Guilford, New York; his children Sheryl (Dick) Harmon of Sherburne, New York, Robert (Maureen) Fleming of Guilford, New York, and John (Robin) Fleming of Winter Haven, his grandchildren Scott Harmon, Randy Harmon, Jason (Ericka) Fleming, Jesse (Stephanie) Fleming, Jordan Fleming, Whitney (Eric) Fleming-Dean and Jonathan Fleming. Stepchildren are Camilla Morris, Martin (Michelle) Cornish, and Chris Cornish. His step grandchildren are Robert Morris, Charlie Morris, Matthew Cornish, Chad Cornish and Shane Cornish, and Derek and Garret Cornish. He is also survived by his 11 great grandchildren. The family would like to thank Rick and Heather Klauck of Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada, for their support and friendship, and his pal Nikki. His memorial services will be Jan. 31, 2015, in Sidney, N.Y.
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FLYNN, JAMES CLINTON - Lakeland  
JAMES CLINTON FLYNN, 93 LAKELAND - Flynn, James Clinton, 'JC,' 93, passed away at his Lakeland home on January 18, 2015, of natural causes. JC was born in Tampa, Florida, on August 15, 1921. A World War II Navy veteran, JC served aboard a USN schooner, hauling vital supplies between Florida and Cuba. As a radio man, he handled radio communications, high speed code, signal flags and lights. JC continued a lifelong love of Amateur Radio HAM for over 79 years W4FGC . He was a longtime member of ARRL, always promoting the love and responsibility of membership. In his youth, he volunteered sending messages from visitors at the Florida State Fair to their families back North from the Amateur Radio Booth. He continued his HAM skills as a High Speed Code Operator and in later years, JC engaged others with his wit, humor and storytelling through 'Phone.' JC loved music. As a young man, he played the fiddle and guitar in a country band on a weekly morning radio station, WDAE. JC retired from W.S. Badcock Corp. JC is preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Cecile. Survived by children, Donald Sharon Flynn, Deborah Rick Foley, Philip Flynn; grandchildren, James See, Timothy See Quyen , Eric Flynn Ali , Kelly Flynn; four great-grandchildren; brother, Rudy Flynn of Tampa. Private services at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida. Special thank you to Mirna Fernandez, Bill Herchig, Melvin Donley. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 320 Main Street, Lakeland, Florida, 33815. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.heathfuneralchapel.com
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