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    JOHN ROBERT ADDISON, Sr., 86 LAKELAND John Robert Addison, Sr., passed away peacefully from natural causes on 3/5/14. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on 10/29/27 to Edward T. Adelene Addison. Survived by his brother, Edward T. Addison Jr. in Pennsylvania, children: John R. Addison Jr., Valerie A. Clanton, Mark C. Addison Sr., their spouses, their mother, Suzanne Addison, and grandchildren Brittany, Michael, Mark Jr., Anna, and Nicholas. John cherished his childhood, often speaking fondly of his family. As a boy, his mother had a hard time keeping him inside. He and neighborhood kids used a vacant field, makeshift bases, taped balls, and cracked bats to play baseball. In 1945, he began playing baseball for the Philadelphia Athletics. Drafted by the Army in 1946 and discharged in 1947, John quickly returned to baseball until 1949. He remained involved, playing a key role in the development of the Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society. John enjoyed his role as Vice President for Player Relations and the camaraderie that came with it. He was a lifelong member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Services will be held there at 4450 Harden Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33813 on Saturday March 15. Memorial services will begin at l pm, with visitation beginning at 12pm, and reception following the memorial. Charitable donations can be made to the St. Patricia Ann Alamillo, age 72, died of respiratory failure Tuesday (March 4, 2014). She worked for Winter Haven Hospital for more than 20 years. Mrs. Alamillo was preceded in death by her husband David Alamillo. She is survived by her daughter Vicky McMann, son Thomas Nutting (Elaine Zygaj), daughters Cheryl Sargent (Carl), Lisa Peardon (Scott), 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. "BILL" BAIR, 65 The Ledger LAKE WALES William S. "Bill" Bair of Lake Wales passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Florida Hospital Orlando due to complications of heart surgery. He was born June 8, 1948, in Hudson, NY, and came here from Auburndale in 1972. He was a reporter/columnist for the Daily Highlander for 6 years and most recently the Lakeland Ledger for 31 years. Bill was preceded in death by his father, Frederick H. Bair, Jr. and a brother, Rick Bair. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Martha Bair; daughter, Cinnamon Bair and husband, Brandon Walts of Dry Drayton, UK; son, Eric Bair and wife, Rayne of Montgomery, AL; mother, Margaret H. Bair of Auburndale; sister, Laura Jesseph of Bloomington, IN; and one granddaughter, Amelia Bair. Memorial service will be held 2:00 pm Thursday, March 13, 2014, at the First Presbyterian Church of Auburndale with Rob Quam officiating. For those who wish, donations may be sent to any charity of choice. BROWN, 80 LAKE ALFRED William Brown passed away March 7, 2014, peacefully to the arms of our Lord, due to dementia. Born in Champaign, IL. he came to the Winter Haven area in 1974. He was a Corporal in the Army from 1953 1955. He was the Head Teller Asst. Cashier in banking before moving to FL. Later he started his own business of window replacement porch enclosures. He worked at Sears locally then at Eagle Ridge Mall for about 10 years. He was a handy man for his family many church friends, neighbors and anyone who was in need. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lilla and two daughters Debra (Mark) Rue and Lora (Chuck) Wooten and 2 grandchildren Megan Jason Towe. His brother Jack (Pat) of Winter Haven, brother Jerry (Linda) of Utah, brother Cy of FL, sister Penny (Richard) Anderson, sister Darlene Rouse, both of Utah and Uncle Howard Mautner of Ocala. A memorial service will be held at Winter Haven Christian Church at 301 Sixth St NE, Winter Haven on Friday, March 14th at 11:00. Interment will be at Bushnell Military Cemetery at a later date. Harold was born September 4, 1939, in Louisville, Kentucky to Andrew Ester Brownlee and has resided in Lakeland since 2004. Harold is survived by his wife, Diza Brownlee; son, Jeffrey Brownlee; step daughter, Dian Limosnero; brothers, Carl Brownlee and his wife, Geraldine and Jerry Brownlee and his wife, Stevie. CALLIHAN, 79 Homemaker LAKELAND Patricia A. Callihan, 79, was born April 6, 1934 in Spokane, WA, and passed away March 5, 2014 due to renal failure. Patricia is preceded in death by her husband, William V. Callihan. She is survived by her three sons, Patrick, David, and Kevin Callihan. A service will be held on March 22, 2014 at 11am at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Middleburg, VA. Arrangements handled by Heath Funeral Chapel. "CHIP" CAMERON, 67 Liberty National Insurance LAKELAND William S. "Chip" Cameron, 67, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014, as a result of heart failure. Mr. Cameron was born July 7, 1946 in Long Island, NY. He was an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Army. Mr. Cameron was employed by Liberty National Insurance where he served as an insurance agent. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mr. Cameron is survived by his beloved wife of 31 years, Mary Cameron; step son, Joseph Alan Baggett; brothers, James Collins Cameron and David Michael Cameron and his wife, Fern; granddaughters, Erin and Kaylee Baggett; 4 great grandchildren; and many other loving family members and devoted friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Friday, March 7, 2014, at 10 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 210 West Lemon Street in Lakeland. Interment will be conducted privately at Oak Hill Burial Park.?All of Ledger's Obituaries from Yesterday

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