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ASHWOOD, EVELYN N. BALDWIN "TOOTIE" - Lake Wales  
EVELYN N. 'TOOTIE' BALDWIN ASHWOOD, 51 LW Charter Bus Driver LAKE WALES - Evelyn Ashwood, 51, died April 21, 2015. Svc.: Sat. 11 am Allen Temple AME Church, Lk. Wales. Visit: Fri. 6-8:30 pm at Epps Memorial Funeral Home.
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Published in Ledger from Apr. 23 to Apr. 24, 2015
BALLARD, BETTY  
BETTY BALLARD, 88 WINTER HAVEN - Mrs. Betty Ballard passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House. She was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on July 15, 1926. She attended Western Maryland College in Westminster, Maryland. After a successful modeling career, she became the Fashion Coordinator/Director for 13 Hochschild Kohn Department stores in Baltimore. Twenty years later, Ms. Ballard became the Director of the famous Barbizon School of Fashion and Charter Member of The Fashion Group international, a world-wide organization of fashion leaders. Throughout her career, she appeared in fashion events and on television with famous designers and stars of television and Hollywood. After retiring and moving to Florida in 2000, she worked at the Advertiser of Polk County. Her great enjoyments were golf and bridge. Mrs. Ballard is preceded in death by her husband John W. Ballard and her beloved friend Albert Otte of Davenport. Survivors include her daughters Jeannette Raine and Leslie Elaine Sutton, granddaughter Kathleen Marie Sutton, great granddaughters Faith Marie Sutton and Brittnay Cross, all from Winter Haven, grandson & wife, Nicholas and Amber Raine, and great grandsons Liam, Keagan, and Cullen Raine of Pittsburgh, PA, stepdaughter Joan Pai, granddaughter Tracy Hales, great-granddaughter Allison Hales, all from Garner, N.C., and her 'adopted' daughter Susan Libby of Durham, CT. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, May 6 at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church.
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Published in Ledger from Apr. 23 to Apr. 24, 2015
BICE, RAYMOND OTIS  
RAYMOND OTIS BICE, Jr., 89 Citrus Industry WINTER HAVEN - Mr. Raymond Otis Bice, Jr., age 89, born Feb. 5, 1926; died Saturday, April 18, 2015, at his home. He was born and died in Winter Haven, FL, where his great grandfather was the first doctor. With six generations of his family attending First Presbyterian Church of Winter Haven, Mr. Bice's family dates further back than any family in that church. He graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Business Administration and received his Master's Degree from USF in the same field. He was self-employed in the citrus industry. He also was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He volunteered with the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, most of his children's activities and was a volunteer umpire for Little League Baseball for years. He even won the Volunteer of the Year Award for Polk County Schools. Mr. Bice was preceded in death by his wife Carolyn T. Bice; sister Claire Steinle; brother Robert Bice; great granddaughter Megan Barrow. He is survived by his daughters Lynn Bice Lasseter Kenny , Lee Bice Susdorf Gary ; son Raymond Otis Bice III Margi ; sister Jean Bice, Cashier, N.C.; grandchildren Kelly, Adam, Robert, Marie, Leigh, Brent, Brian; great grandchildren Cameron, Callie, Sophia, Ava, Rachel, Hannah, Hunter and Hayden. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015, at First Presbyterian Church, Winter Haven. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church in Winter Haven.
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Published in Ledger from Apr. 23 to Apr. 24, 2015
BREDEN, STEVEN ALLEN  
STEVEN ALLEN BREDEN, 60 Bill's Lawnmower Service WINTER HAVEN - Steven Allen Breden, 60, died 4/22/15. He is survived by 3 daughters; 3 brothers. Crisp-Coon Funeral Home, Winter Haven.
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Published in Ledger from Apr. 23 to Apr. 24, 2015
BURKE, JAMES JOSEPH  
JAMES JOSEPH BURKE, 65 AUBURNDALE - James Joseph Burke, 65, died 4/18/15. Service 12 noon Sat. 4/25 at Kersey Funeral Home. Visitation 11am to 12 noon at the funeral home chapel.
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Published in Ledger from Apr. 23 to Apr. 24, 2015
CAMERON, FLOYD WILLIAM "BILL"  
FLOYD 'BILL' WILLIAM CAMERON, 82 Travel Agent FORT MEADE - Floyd Cameron 82, 'The World Traveler', passed away 4/20/15. Born 1/2/1933 in Springfield, OH, Bill was a U.S. Army veteran. McLean Funeral Home.
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Published in Ledger from Apr. 24 to Apr. 25, 2015
CARR, DENNIS WADE  
DENNIS WADE CARR, 60 LAKELAND - Mr. Dennis Wade Carr, age 60, a resident of Lakeland passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at his home. Mr. Carr was born December 13, 1954, in Albany, Georgia, to Henry Claud and Mary Irene Monroe Carr. He was a Polk County resident for over 55 years coming from GA. Dennis graduated from AHS class of 1972. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He retired from Publix after 39 years of service as a truck driver. He was preceded in death by his parents. Dennis is survived by his loving family daughter Amanda Randy Moore of Lakeland, FL, sister Charlene Doug Klemenhagen of Northfield, MN, 2 nieces Julie & Jennifer. Funeral services will be 10 00 AM Friday, April 24, 2015, at Kersey Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Auburndale Memorial Park. Visitation will be held before from 9 00 until 10 00 AM at the funeral home.
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Published in Ledger from Apr. 23 to Apr. 24, 2015
COMBEE, OWEN EDGAR  
OWEN EDGAR COMBEE, 82 Combee Insulation Founder LAKELAND - Mr. Owen Edgar Combee, age 82, died Sunday, April 19, 2015. Born in Polk City, Florida, on April 29, 1932, Owen was a lifelong resident. He was the founder of Combee Insulation, and a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Mr. Combee is survived by his wife Iva Young Combee, Lakeland; son Keith Combee (Gerri), Lakeland; daughter Denise Urban (Dan), Lakeland; granddaughters Danielle Maldonada (Dido), DeAnna Urban, Paige Combee, all of Lakeland. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Calvary Baptist Church. Lanier Funeral Home.
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Published in Ledger from Apr. 23 to Apr. 24, 2015
CUMMING, VIOLA GEORGINA "JEAN" - Winter Haven  
VIOLA GEORGINA 'JEAN' CUMMING, 93 WINTER HAVEN - Viola Georgina 'Jean' Cumming, age 93, of Winter Haven, FL, passed away April 21, 2015. She was born June 21, 1921, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of George Johnson and Edleen Bain Johnson. She came to the Winter Haven area in 1962 from Van Wert, OH. She was a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Jean was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, former member of Lake Region Yacht and Country Club and active Bridge player. In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by her daughter Jane Cumming. She is survived by her husband of 74 years, Kenneth Cumming, daughters Sandra Bryan Woodrow of Winter Haven and Barbara Dandrea Rob of Tarpon Springs, grandchildren Eric Johnston, Andrew Johnston, Lindsey Ness-Hunkin, Elizabeth Bryan and Woodrow Bryan III, great grandchildren Devin Johnston, Landen Johnston, Lyvia Johnston, Kaleb Bryan, Bentley Ness-Hunkin, Brielle Bryan and Aubrey Bryan. Jean is also survived by a sister, nephew and nieces all of Canada. Visitation is Saturday, April 25, 2015, from 10-11 am with funeral services at 11 00 am, both at the Grace Lutheran Church in Winter Haven with Rev. Jonathan M. Frusti and Rev. Charles T. Reich officiating. Burial to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Bartow, FL.
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Published in Ledger from Apr. 23 to Apr. 24, 2015
DERY, WAYNE C. "JAY"  
WAYNE C. 'JAY' DERY, 44 Mid-State Energy, Inc. BARTOW - Wayne C. 'Jay' Dery, 44, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale. Born Wednesday, September 23, 1970, in Amsterdam, NY, Mr. Dery was a resident of Bartow since 2007. He was a Environmental & Safety Manager for Mid-State Energy Inc. He is survived by his wife, Christine Dery; four sons: Dillon, Logan, Gage & Graden; his parents and three sisters. Family will receive friends Monday, April 27, 2015, from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM at the First Baptist Church, 410 E. Church St., Bartow. Funeral services will follow at 3:00 P.M. at the Church. Condolences to family at www.whiddenmcleanfuneralhome.com
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Published in Ledger from Apr. 24 to Apr. 25, 2015
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