Friday, November 16, 2018

Virginia McClanahan Welch, 95, of Lake Placid, Florida passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 9, 2018. She was born Dec. 5, 1922 in Dallas, Texas to Howard S. and Mabel (Booth) McClanahan.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Verl A. Shaw, 57, of Florida City, Florida went home to be with Jesus on Nov. 1, 2018 under the care of Hospice Vista. Most of his adult like was spent in the funeral-mortuary field (Allen and Shaw). He was a homemaker and a provider to many.

Laveta R. Filisky, 97, passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 in Sebring, Florida. She was born on July 6, 1921 in Pana, Illinois to the late William J. and Clara (Gundel) Crawford. Laveta had been a resident of Highlands County since 1984 coming from Pana, Illinois and attended Eastside Christia…

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Harley N. (Bill) Linthicum, age 81, of Avon Park, Florida, passed away Nov. 9, 2018 in Lake Wales, Florida. Harley was born on Aug. 22,1937 to Harley E. and Elizabeth (Standley) Linthicum in Springfield, Ohio.

Steven J. Miller, 54, of Sebring, Florida passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 in Valdosta, Georgia. He was born on May 15, 1964 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to William F. Miller and Frances A. (Renner) Miller.

Betty Mihalik, 68, of Sebring, Florida passed away Oct. 31, 2018 in Gainesville, Florida. She was born Elizabeth Anne Mihalik in Chicago, Illinois. She moved to Sebring, Florida in 1980 from Hialeah, Florida.

Kim M. Gose, 57, of Lake Placid, Florida passed away on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 in Sebring, Florida. Kim was born July 27, 1961 in Lewistown, Pennsylvania to Robert and Grace (Rybacki) Henry.

Lois-Ann Snook, 78, of Sebring, Florida passed away Nov. 11, 2018 in Sebring, Florida. She was born in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Garnett and Mary (Punko) Fallin. She was a graduate of Patterson Park High School and married Gerald on April 6, 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland, moving to Sebri…

Carol Ann Wagner, 80, of Sebring, Florida died Nov. 11, 2018. She was born in Erie, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Clarence (Rip) and Elizabeth (Elise) Simmons. Carol graduated from Harborcreek High School in Harborcreek, Pennsylvania. She was retired from bookkeeping and accounting. Car…

Elizabeth (Betty) Cannon Stalls, 88, of Lake Placid, Florida went home to be with her Lord early Sunday morning, Nov. 11, 2018 at the Lake Placid Health and Rehabilitation Center. Betty was a native of Lake Placid and was born on July 25, 1930 to parents Caretta (Smith) and William Russell C…

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Joan B. Cole, 92, of Sebring, Florida went home to be with her Savior on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 in St. Petersburg, Florida. She was born in Dayton, Ohio on Aug. 9, 1926 to Bob and Irene Balmer.

Sierra Lyn Beal, 20, of Lancaster, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018.

John G. Marshall, 74, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 in Suffolk, Virginia after a series of medical problems. John's name should be added to the list of thousands of Vietnam veterans who suffered a lifetime of unresolved war inflicted issues.

Dale R. Bowers of Sebring, Florida went home to be with the Lord Jesus on Nov. 3, 2018. He served in the U.S. Navy for 25 years.

Monday, November 12, 2018
Sunday, November 11, 2018

Mary Ann Conrad, 86, of Sebring, Florida passed away on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. She was born Sept. 22, 1932 in Conotton, Ohio to Max C. Snyder and Alberta (Richmond) Snyder.

Harry Joseph Bennett was born in Phoenix, Arizona on March 1, 1916. Why Phoenix, since the Bennett family hails from southern Illinois? His father, Harry Charles Bennett, was an outstanding literature evangelist (selling printed religious materials door-to-door), and had been appointed by th…

Patricia K. Foster, 71, passed away on Sept. 17, 2018 in Sebring, Florida. She was born on Oct. 3, 1946 in Detroit, Michigan to George and Catharine (Smith) Sutton.

Gerald Eugene "Gene" Davis, 81, of Zolfo Springs, Florida succumbed to Alzheimer's on Oct. 12, 2018.

Saturday, November 10, 2018
Thursday, November 08, 2018

Philip Wayne Kozak Sr., 82, passed away on Oct. 28, 2018 after a brief illness. He has joined his wife, Annie, who passed this past June. Phil was born July 10, 1936 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. He was the only son of the late Joseph Kozak and Florence Delserone Kozak. As a young ma…

Cynthia G. Lowery, 70, of Sebring, Florida died Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 in Fort Pierce, Florida. Cindy was born in Cherry Hill, New York, the daughter of the late Raymond and Irene (Lehman) Gerling. She moved here in 1957, and was a graduate of Sebring High School class of 1966. Cindy had worke…

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Mark D. Clay, 61, of Lake Placid, Florida passed away on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 in Lake Placid. He was born on July 13, 1957 in Enid, Oklahoma to Theodore N. Clay and June Dawn (Frith) Clay.

Frederick William "Bill" Hmura, 77, of Sebring, Florida passed away Nov. 2, 2018.

Monday, November 05, 2018
Sunday, November 04, 2018
Friday, November 02, 2018
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

William C. Peters, 94, passed away at his residence in Avon Park, Florida with his wife by his side on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. William was an Army veteran who proudly served his country during World War II, and worked as a manager for Harris Pine Mills in Hamburg, Pennsylvania and also in Tra…

Garnet Berniece Kimmel, 96, of Sebring, Florida died Oct. 25, 2018. She as born in Huntington, Indiana, moving to Sebring in 1972. She was a deputy clerk of courts with Highlands County with 18 years of service. She volunteered at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center and attended Heartl…

June M. Anderton, born March 25, 1933 in Portland, Maine flew home Oct. 15, 2018 in Sebring, Florida. A loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, she loved spending her free time volunteering at Highlands County Humane Society and The Salvation Army.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Rick Benschoter, 66, of Reddick, Florida, left this earth for Heaven on Sept. 19, 2018 to be reunited with his mother Betty, father Harvey, and brother Roni.

Marie F. LaFlam, 89, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 in Sebring, Florida. She was born on July 1, 1929 to the late Francis M. and Ethel (Neide) Anderson in Westmont, New Jersey. Having been a resident of Avon Park, Florida since 1954, Marie moved to the area from Runnemede, New Jersey…

Annie Katherine Staten, 71, of Lake Placid, Florida went home to be with her Lord on Friday morning, Oct. 26, 2018 at her residence. She was the daughter of Annie and Peter Moskwa. She was born on April 7, 1947 in Bayshore, New York. Annie was a retired registered nurse and was of the Christ…

Dr. Diana Deane Carr, 69, of Sebring, Florida died on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 from complications due to a stroke. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, at St. Agnes Episcopal Church in Sebring. Funeral and burial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. …

Thursday, October 25, 2018
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Our good neighbor, Jane Edith McArthur passed away peacefully in her sleep Oct. 9, 2018 in her Sebring home. Jane was 74. She was born in Warren, Pennsylvania and moved to Sebring in 2006 from Hollywood, Florida. She spent her early years growing up in Niagara Falls, New York, moving to Hamd…

Doris C. Lee, 90, passed away after a short illness on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 at Florida Hospital in Sebring, Florida. She was born on July 23, 1928 in Fredricktown, Ohio to the late Harley and Edna (Osburn) Iles. Doris moved to Avon Park, Florida in 1971 from Greeneville, Tennessee. She was …

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Rexford Gene Darrow, 75, of Lake Placid, Florida went home to be with his Lord on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 while surrounded by his loving family at his residence. Rexford, who was born in Canton, Pennsylvania on June 3, 1943, was the son of Marian (Aumick) and Richard Darrow.

John Robert Alexander, 82, of Frostproof, Florida, died peacefully on Oct. 18, 2018, in his home, comforted by his loving family and his belief in his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Lilias Alberta Thompson, 82, of Venus, Florida went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday morning, Oct. 17, 2018 at the Lake Placid Health and Rehabilitation Center. Lilias was the daughter of Willamina and Clarence Curry. She was born on Aug. 6, 1936 in Spanish Wells, Bahamas. She moved to …

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
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Saturday, October 13, 2018
Friday, October 12, 2018
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Viola Frances Braswell Howard passed away Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 at the Manor on Lake Jackson in Sebring, Florida. She was born in 1927 in Miami, Florida to James Ryder and Junie (Adams) Ryder. She attended William Jennings Bryan High School in Miami. She married Tom Braswell in 1943 and in 19…

Barbara Joan Picior, of Lake Placid, died late Sunday evening, Oct. 7, 2018. She was in the companionship of her husband, Joseph.