LAKELAND - Mr. Jim Varnado, Sr. passed away May 18, 2008 of lung failure at the age of 81. Mr. Varnado was born in Ocoee, FL on Nov. 7, 1926 to Clifford and Cora Varnado. He later moved to Lakeland from Orlando in 1964. He was an electrician, and member of the Philadelphia Church of God.
Mr. Varnado is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ida Varnado; sons, Jim Varnado, Jr. of Oklahoma City, OK and Jerry Varnado of Johnson City, TN; daughters, Jean Gourley of Jonesboro, TN and Judy White of Lakeland; 13 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tues. at Gentry-Morrison Southside Chapel, 1727 Bartow Rd., Lakeland. Services will be conducted Wed. 3 p.m. at the funeral chapel. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Cornerstone Hospice, 2590 Havendale Blvd., Winter Haven, FL 33881.
Arrangemetns by Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home, Southside Chapel.
LAKELAND - Arthur Warren Bryant, Jr., 93, entered into rest May 16, 2008 due to renal failure. He was born November 26, 1914 in Princeton, Illinois and was of the Methodist faith. He was an Army veteran of WWII and a POW. He moved to Lakeland with his wife and 2 children in 1957 from Michigan. He worked in sales at Food and Machinery Corporation.
He was preceded in death by his wife Vivian King Bryant, also of Lakeland and is survived by brother Blair Bryant of Mason, Mich., sister Harriet Potter of Cody, Wyoming, son Bruce Bryant of Trinidad, Colorado, daughter Nancy Bryant of Lakeland, Fl. and nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 2 pm at Gentry-Morrison Northside Chapel with a visitation 1 hour prior to the service. He will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Burial Park.
Arrangements by Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home, Northside Chapel.
LAKELAND - Christopher I. Mahoney, 76, died Sat., 5/17/08 due to respiratory failure. He was born in Dorchester, MA and moved to Lakeland 16 years ago from Hingham, MA. Mr. Mahoney was a business management consultant and also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Resurrection Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and Boys Town.
Mr. Mahoney is survived by his wife, Margaret of Lakeland; son, Christopher Jeremiah Mahoney of Huntington Beach, CA; daughter, Margaret Mary Poor of Mountain View, CA; brother, Paul Mahoney of Kissimmee, FL; sister, Sister Marie Mahoney of Holyoke, MA, grandchildren, Connor, Cameron, Cara, Theo & Mary Rose.
A memorial mass will be celebrated Tue., 5/20/08 11:00 am at Resurrection Catholic Church.
Arrangements by Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home, Dukes-Steen Chapel.