LAKELAND- Lorene Barnes Sawyer, 76 of Lakeland, Florida passed away on Friday, September 27, 2013, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center of heart failure. Lorene was born November 24, 1936 in Boone, North Carolina to William and Amanda Parker. She retired as a teacher from the Polk County School board with 35 years of service.
Lorene is survived by her son, Bobby Lynn Barnes; stepdaughter, Winnie Trusty; sister, Evelyn Joyce Patrick; brothers, William O. Parker, Jr. and Grady L. Parker; two grandchildren, Denise Barnes and Aaron Barnes. She is preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Emerson Sawyer and son, Bill Lang.
A gathering of family and friends will begin at 1:30 pm with a chapel service to follow at 2:30 pm, on Monday, September 30, 2013 at Lakeland Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens.
Condolences may be offered at: www.lakelandfuneralhome.com
Published in Ledger from Sept. 29 to Sept. 30, 2013