Miscellaneous Polk County, Florida Obituaries

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Jessie "Shorty" Marshall
Jessie "Shorty" Marshall, 86, of Haines City, died of heart failure on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003, in Davenport.
A native of Andalusia, Ala., she moved to the Haines City area in 1950 from Opp, Ala. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hoyt Marshall, in 1988.
She is survived by her sister, Leslie Sipper, of Winter Gardens; her niece, Gloria Downs, of Haines City; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will take place Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Oak Ridge Funeral Care, 1001 Grace Ave., Haines City. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery.

Ernest Eugene Bosse
Ernest Eugene Bosse, 57, of Lakeland, died of heart failure on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2002.
He was a native of Tampa who moved to Lakeland 30 years ago from Haines City. He was a machine operator for Owen Brockway in Lakeland for 33 years. He loved to hunt.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra J. Bosse of Lakeland; two sons, Ernest Bosse Jr., of Mulberry and Daryl Phillips of Lakeland; a daughter, Theresa Brooks of South Carolina; two sisters, Alice Bosse and Sandra Thomas both of Tampa and four grandchildren.
Visitation will be held this evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at Oak Ridge Funeral Care in Haines City. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Oather "O.B." Smith
Oather "O.B." Smith, 95, of Haines City, died of stroke complications on Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, in Winter Haven.
A native of Bright Shade, Ky., he came to this area in 1968 from Hamilton, Ohio. He was a general foreman for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in Hamilton. He was a member of the Haines City Church of God, and also of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees of Southfield, Mich.
He was preceded in death by his former wife, Myrtle J. Smith, of Haines City.
Survivors include his wife, Maggie L. Smith of Haines City; three daughters, Jean Posey and Bonnie Whitaker, both of Winter Haven, and Liz Thompson of Davenport; three sisters, Lillian Florey of Peoria, Ill., Elba Gutekunst of Dallas, and Irene Poynter of Lees Summit, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will take place Monday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Oak Ridge Funeral Care, 1001 Grace Ave., Haines City. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Haines City. 

Georgie Ann Beck
Georgie Ann Beck, 69, of Dundee, died of heart failure on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003 in Winter Haven.
She was a native of Bono, Ariz., who came to the area from Flint, Mich., in 1989. She was a press operator for Fisher Body in Flint. She was also a telephone operator for Michigan Bell. She was a member of Church of Christ in Winter Haven.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Beck, in 2000.
She is survived by two daughters, Lori B. Northrup and Debi B. Pattengale, both of Winter Haven; two brothers, Bill Salmons of Dowagiac, Mich., and Wayne Salmons of Winter Haven and one grandchild.
Visitation will be held at Oak Ridge Funeral Care in Haines City on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be on Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Evelyn O'Callaghan Ciampo
Evelyn O'Callaghan Ciampo, 52, of Davenport, died of breast cancer on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002.
She was a native of Washington, D.C. who came to the area in 1999 from Kissimmee. She was self employed as Office Designs by E.T.C. She was a member of the Vietnam Veterans of Central Florida Women's Auxiliary. She was a member of Loughman First Assembly of God.
She is survived by her husband, Ronald Ciampo Sr., of Loughman; a stepson, Ronald C. Ciampo Jr. of Prince Frederick, Md.; a daughter, Melonie Wagner of Davenport; a sister, Dyanne Dowell of Solomons, Md.; a half-brother, Pete Lusby of Bowie, Md.; a stepdaughter, Rhonda Smith of Prince Frederick, Md.; a brother, Tom O'Callaghan of Centreyville, Va.; and five grandchildren.
Visitation will be held this evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at Oak Ridge Funeral Care in Haines City. Funeral services will be on Saturday at 3 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 108 Arneson Avenue, Auburndale, FL 33823.

Timothy Ray Maynard
Timothy Ray Maynard, 35, of Auburndale, died of colon cancer on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002, at Hospice Resident Center in Auburndale.
He was a native of Lynchburg, Va., who came to the area from Virginia 17 years ago. He was a maintenance technician for State Farm Insurance. He attended Canaan Temple in Auburndale.
He is survived by his wife, Pamela D. Maynard of Auburndale; his mother and father, Charles and Ella Maynard of Virginia; a son, Caleb Maynard of Auburndale; a daughter, Jessica Maynard of Auburndale; two sisters, Cheryl Chumney of Florida and Linda Primm of Virginia; and four brothers, Jimmy and Mark Maynard, both of Florida, and David and Johnny Maynard, both of Virginia.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Oak Ridge Funeral Care, 2425 W. Havendale Blvd., in Winter Haven. Funeral services will be on Thursday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Ethel Rohn Bates
Ethel Rohn Bates, 83, of Douglas, Ga., died of heart failure on Monday, Nov. 18, 2002.
A native of Polk City, she had been a lifelong resident of the area until moving to Douglas from Haines City a year ago. She was house mother at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Kissimmee.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Loice R. Rohn, in 1968.
She is survived by a son, Charles R. Rohn of Douglas; two daughters, Brenda Jordan of Douglas and Patsy Rowell of Lake Wales; a brother, Elmer Judy, of Polk City; three sisters, Loretta Clark of Lakeland, Violet Gill of Haines City and Jeanette Furrell of Winter Haven; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Oak Ridge Funeral Care in Haines City. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery.

George P. Miller Sr.
George P. Miller Sr., 75, of Fruitland Park, died of cardiac arrest on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, at his residence.
A native of Milligan, he moved to Fruitland Park in 1997 from Winter Haven where he was a longtime resident. He was a retired maintenance supervisor for the Polk County School Board. He was a partner with Miller Air Conditioning and Heating of Polk County. He was a retired U.S. Navy veteran of 20 years, having served during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a member of American Legion Post 8 in Winter Haven. He was of the Protestant faith.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce S. Miller, of Fruitland Park; two daughters, Brenda Beck and husband, Dennis, of Hawthorne and Katrina J. Miller, of Fort Meade; two sons, George P. Miller Jr. and wife, Beverly, and Randall Scott Miller and wife, Darlene, both of Winter Haven; three stepsons, Ernest Knowlton, of Columbia, Md., Kevin Knowlton, of Polk City and Randy Sell, of Shanghai; a sister, Lulu Ann Cushman, of Summerville, S.C.; a brother, James Stinson, of Gainesville; an aunt, Roxie Long, of Lecanto; two granddaughters; and three stepgrandsons.
Funeral service will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Oak Ridge Funeral Care, 2425 W. Havendale Blvd., Winter Haven. Visitation for family and friends will take place at the funeral home following the services.

Joseph W. Doe
Joseph W. Doe, 64, of Cheboygan, Mich., died of heart failure on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003, in Davenport.
A native of Cheboygan, he was a winter resident of Haines City. He worked in electrical installation as owner/operator of Joe's Electric. He was employed for 30 years at Procter and Gamble in Cheboygan. He was a member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Moose Lodge, all in Michigan. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served in the National Guard. He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Haines City.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph W. Doe and Nellie Doe.
He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Doe, of Cheboygan; two daughters, Emily Doe of Appleton, Wis., and Alissa Klinger of Cheboygan; three sons, Jamie Doe, William Doe and Joseph Doe IV, all of Cheboygan; a brother, Edward Doe, of Appleton; two sisters, Darlene Holling of Cheboygan and Barbara Joseph of North Andover, Mass.; and three grandchildren.
Visitation will take place today from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Oak Ridge Funeral Care, 1001 Grace Ave., in Haines City. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Cheboygan. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in Cheboygan.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the DA Vita Renal Organization, 4011 US Highway 27 N., Haines City, FL 33844.

Don Carlisle Law
Don Carlisle Law, 66, of Winter Haven, died of leukemia on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002, in Lakeland.
A native of New York City, he owned a home in Winter Haven for 20 years, becoming a full-time resident two years ago. He was the chief executive officer of Sea-ArMarine/SeaArk Boats. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the A.O.P.A. and attended First Baptist Church in Winter Haven.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dale Law.
He is survived by a son, Robert Law, of Atlanta; a daughter, Marilyn Dale Noon, of Lakeland; two sisters, Helen Eaton of Port St. Lucie and Dorothy Skonberg of California; and two grandchildren.
Visitation will be take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Oak Ridge Funeral Care, 2425 W. Havendale Blvd. in Winter Haven. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.

Juanita Mae Howard
Juanita Mae Howard, 65, of Winter Haven, died of lung disease on Friday, Jan. 10, 2003, in Lakeland.
A native of Tampa, she moved to the Winter Haven area in 1978 from Tampa. She was a homemaker. She was a former member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and of the Moose Lodge in Bartow.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas E. Howard.
She is survived by three daughters, Denise Abercrombie and Diann Wiseman, both of Winter Haven, and Dana Hughes of Arkansas; a brother, Darrell "Buddy" Jordan of Tampa; three sisters, Mamie Matney of Zephyrhills, Betty Mullis of South Carolina and Lolita "Billie" Wickham of North Carolina; and four grandchildren.
Visitation will take place Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Oak Ridge Funeral Care in Winter Haven. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery in Bartow.

Dorothy Mildred Sisson
Dorothy Mildred Sisson, 87, of Hilliard, died of heart failure on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003, in Jacksonville.
A native of Greenfield, Ind., she was a resident of Haines City from 1947 to 1983 when she moved to Hilliard. She was a fruit sectionizer for Holly Hill Fruit Co. in Davenport. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Callahan. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Haines City, and was a couple of weeks shy of receiving her 50-year pin for Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester G. Sisson, in 1977 and her daughter, Jacqueline Carver, in 1965.
She is survived by her two sons, Gene P. Sisson, of Hilliard and Richard R. Sisson, of St. Augustine; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will take place Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Oak Ridge Funeral Care, 1001 Grace Ave., Haines City. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Haines City.

Jeffrey Allen Sears
Jeffrey Allen Sears, 38, of Dundee, died Monday, April 14, 2003, of heart failure.
He was born in North Hampton, Mass., and came to Dundee six years ago from Ocala. He was a receiving manager for Home Depot and a U.S. Navy veteran of the Gulf War and Grenada.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald W. Sears.
He is survived by his wife, Doreen Sears of Dundee; mother, Arlene N. Sears of Hartford, Conn.; son, Conner Sears of Dundee; daughter, Lauren Sears of Dundee; sister, Karen Sears of Stonington, Conn.; and brother, Keith Sears of San Francisco.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Oak Ridge Funeral Care in Haines City.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with burial at Rolling Hills Cemetery in Winter Haven.
In lieu of flowers, send donations to the Sears Childrens Trust Fund, Wachovia Bank, Dundee. 

Jamie Christine Portell
Jamie Christine Portell, 15, of Davenport, died Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident in Dundee.
A native of Fort Lauderdale, she moved to this area six months ago from Fairfax, Va. She was formerly from Oakland Park. She was a 10th-grade student and member of the dance team at Haines City High School. She was of the Catholic faith.
She is survived by her father, James Portell, of Davenport, and her mother, Gloria Mazzurco of Oakland Park; a stepfather, Mark A. Mazzurco, of Oakland Park; maternal grandparent, Condita Martin, of Hollywood, Fla.; paternal grandparents, Enrique Portell, of Dominican Republic, and Maria Portell of Lakeland; and a stepbrother, Mark A. Mazzurco Jr., of Oakland Park.
Visitation will take place Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Oak Ridge Funeral Care in Haines City. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at Hollywood Memorial Gardens in Hollywood, Fla.

Irene Elizabeth McNulty
Irene Elizabeth McNulty, 70, of Haines City, died of cancer on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, in Davenport.
She was a native of Boston, Mass., who came to the area from Whitman, Mass., in 1985. She was a bookkeeper at High Sea's Lounge in Winter Haven. She was a member of the Women's Auxiliary American Legion Post 8 in Winter Haven. She loved to play darts and to bowl. She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church.
She is survived by her husband, James F. McNulty of Haines City; two daughters, Deborah Ford of Lake Hamilton and Margaret McNulty of Haines City; two sons, Jimmy McNulty of Haines City and Joseph McNulty of Bridgewater, Mass.; a brother, Lawrance Connoly of Rockland, Mass., a sister, Blanch Hanlon of Randoff, Mass.; and 15 grandchildren.
Visitation will be held today from 5 to 7 p.m. at Oak Ridge Funeral Care in Haines City. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at St. Ann's Catholic Church.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, NCICFUL, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, GA 30368-2454.

Teddy Lynn Swearengin
Teddy Lynn Swearengin, 52, of Lake Wales, died of cardiac arrest on Friday, March 28, 2003, at Winter Haven Hospital.
A native of Huntsville, Ala., he came to the Lake Wales area in 1956 from Missouri. He was a truck driver. He was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Swearengin, of Lake Wales; two sons, Chris and Jordie Swearengin, both of Lake Wales; two brothers, Charles Swearengin of Highland City and Danny Swearengin of Dothan, Ala.; and a sister, Ruby Swearengin, of Winter Haven.
Funeral services will be conducted today at 11 a.m. at Oak Ridge Funeral Care, 2425 W. Havendale Blvd., in Winter Haven.

Dr. Arnaldo Elviso Guarino
Dr. Arnaldo Elviso Guarino of West Palm Beach, died of respiratory failure on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002 at Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale.
He was a native of Teora, Italy, who came to the area from West Palm Beach two months ago. He was a doctor of chiropractic Medicine. He was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Army. He was a member of St. Matthew's Catholic Church in West Palm Beach.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Guarino, two brothers and two sisters.
He is survived by a brother, Joseph Guarino of Montclair, N.J.; a sister, Theresa Ida Buchholz of Clemmons, N.C. and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held this evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Oak Ridge Funeral Care in Winter Haven. Funeral services will be held on Friday at the chapel of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Winter Haven.

Michael J. Gilmartin
Michael J. Gilmartin, 53, of Auburndale, died of cardiac arrest on Friday, April 11, 2003, at Kindred Hospital in Tampa.
A native of South Buffalo, N.Y., he moved to the Auburndale area from North Tonawanda, N.Y., six months ago. He worked as a security administrator for a private security company. He was a colonel for the New York State Guard. He was a member of the Judges and Police Conference in New York and attended St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Lakeland.
He is survived by his wife, Pearl Gilmartin, of Auburndale; his mother, Margaret Gilmartin, of Tonawanda; his three brothers, Dennis, Patrick and Thomas Gilmartin, all of New York; three sisters, Margaret Gilmartin and Barbara Prezblia, both of New York, and Ann McEvoy of Canada; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will take place Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Oak Ridge Funeral Care, 2425 W. Havendale Blvd., in Winter Haven. Funeral service will be conducted Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Interment will be at Auburndale Memorial Park.

Alfredo Sandoval
Alfredo Sandoval, 11, of Haines City, died of leukemia on Wednesday, March 26, 2003.
He was a native of Tlaltenango Zacatecas, Mexico, who came to the area from Mexico nine years ago. He was a student in the fourth grade at Dundee Elementary School. He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Haines City.
He is survived by his father, J. Refugio Sandoval and mother, Yolanda Sandoval; three brothers, Guillermo, Javier and Jose Sandoval; a sister, Maira Sandoval, all of Haines City; maternal grandmother, Lus Artiaga of Chicago; and paternal grandmother and grandfather, Amparo Sadoval and Rodolfo Sandoval, of Mexico.
Visitation will be held at Oak Ridge Funeral Care in Haines City today from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be on Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church in Haines City.

Ana Ortega
Ana Ortega, 81, of Orange Park, died of cancer on Saturday, March 1, 2003.
A native of Utardo, Puerto Rico, she moved to Orange Park in 1999 from Poinciana. She was the city clerk for the New York City Health Department. She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Haines City and St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Poinciana.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Ortega.
She is survived by her sons, James Ortega and Peter A. Ortega Jr., both of Lakeland; her daughter, Anita O. Richardson, of Orange Park; her sister, Emilia Perez, of New York City; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will take place today from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Oak Ridge Funeral Care, 1001 Grace Ave., Haines City. Funeral service will be conducted Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church in Haines City. Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Haines City.

Fred M. Lozo
Fred M. Lozo, 86, of Winter Haven, died of pneumonia on Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, in Winter Haven.
A native of Chicago, he came to Winter Haven in 2001 from Fox Lake, Ill. He was the owner and operator of Bermuda Isles. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was also an owner of race horses, and he enjoyed golfing. He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Haines City.
He is survived by his son, Frederick M. Lozo III, of Key Largo; three daughters, Lorraine Hoelbl of Buffalo, Ill., Diane Kaufman of West Palm Beach and Marlene Reddington of Winter Haven; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will take place today from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Oak Ridge Funeral Care in Haines City. A prayer service will be conducted at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Southern Memorial Park in North Miami. 

Lillian T. Lake
Lillian T. Lake, 83, of Haines City, died of heart failure on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, in Winter Haven.
A native of Cottondale, she was a lifelong resident of the area. She was an assembly worker for Martin Marietta Aerospace Co. in Orlando for 20 years. She was a member of Landmark Baptist Church in Haines City.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Vincent Lake.
She is survived by a son, Ronald Brett Wright, of Atlanta; three daughters, Sonja Carter of Haines City, Janice Wiggins of Winter Haven, Pamela Wright of Davenport; a stepson, Harry Lake, of Atlantic City, N.J.; a stepdaughter, Doris Skzinski of Davenport; a sister, Mildred Chumney of Davenport; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation will take place Monday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Oak Ridge Funeral Care in Haines City. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Landmark Baptist Church. Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Landmark Baptist Church, 2020 E. Hinton Ave., Haines City, or to Central Baptist Church, 57 Sixth St., N.W., Winter Haven. 

Carol T. Stumph
Carol T. Stumph, 51, of Davenport, died of cancer on Friday, Jan. 10, 2003, in Davenport.
A native of Louisville, Ky., she came to the Davenport area eight years ago from Louisville. She was primary president to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Haines City, and was a member of that church. She was a customer service representative for Direct Dispensing.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy Thompson, and a son, Larry Thompson.
She is survived by her father, Donald Thompson, of Louisville; her stepmother, Margie Thompson, of Louisville; her husband, Layton Stumph, of Davenport; her sister, Sharyn McCormick, of Orlando; and two grandchildren.
Visitation will take place Monday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Oak Ridge Funeral Care in Haines City. The funeral service will be conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints in Haines City. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, in Louisville.
Memorial donations may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Ave., Auburndale, FL 33823-3229, or to the Juni Albino Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 701563, St. Cloud, FL 34770-1563. 

Danna B. Maggard
Danna B. Maggard, 47, of Haines City, died of cancer on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002.
He was a native of Wise, Va., who had been a life long resident of our area. He was a diesel mechanic for C.H. Herndon Trucking Company. He was a member of Haines City Moose Lodge and Polk County Chapter A.B.A.T.E. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Maggard. He is survived by his mother, Jerlene Maggard of Haines City; three sons, Clint J. Maggard, Ernest J. "Jason" Maggard and Joshua H. Maggard, all of Haines City; and three brothers, Henry Maggard of Wise; Randall Maggard of Lake Wales and Wendall Maggard of Davenport. 
Memorial services will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Oak Ridge Funeral Care in Haines City.


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