Tuesday, March 18, 2014


Kenneth Leon Warren, age 87, of Lake Harbor, passed on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at Kingshouse in LaBelle, FL. He was born in Philadelphia, MS, October 29, 1926. He moved to South Florida at age ten with his family and grew up in South Bay. 

Kenneth married his sweetheart, Claudine Chambers, February 26, 1950 at the First Baptist Church, Lake Harbor, FL. They were married for 62 years before she passed away November 10, 2012. They resided in South Bay for 29 years before moving to Lake Harbor 35 years ago. He is survived by their four children Barbara Scruggs (Donnie) of Lake Harbor, Karen Warren of Lake Harbor, Ken Warren (Maria) of Sweetwater, TN, and Lee Bailey (Bill) of Centre, AL. 

Kenneth is also survived by six grandchildren, two great grandchildren, sister Ruth Miners (Curtis), brother Willis Warren (Nanette) and many cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife Claudine, he was predeceased by his parents, John and Bernice Warren, and brother, James Carroll Warren.
Kenneth was proud to be a World War II Navy veteran, having served in the South Pacific until his Honorable Discharge July 8, 1946. He worked as a welder at Okeelanta Sugar Mill until his retirement in 1992. Kenneth was a member of the First Baptist Church of Belle Glade and served there as a deacon and prior to that he was a member and deacon at the First Baptist Church of South Bay.
Kenneth's greatest joys in life were his family, church, community and serving the Lord. He was a former City Commissioner for the City of South Bay, a member of the South Bay Lion's Club, the Belle Glade High School Booster Club, and former Belle Glade Christian Day School board member. He was an ardent Florida Gators sports enthusiast, and an avid fisherman, and enjoyed diving for lobster with his family in the Florida Keys.
Visitation is Wednesday, March 19, at 10:00 a.m. followed by services to celebrate his life and Home going at 11:00 a.m. at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston with Reverend Less Morgan officiating. Burial at Ridgelawn Cemetery. In his memory, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Belle Glade.

Patricia W. Meloy, age 75, of Alva, passed away March 16, 2014 in Lehigh Acres.
She was born Nov. 16, 1938 in Alva, FL, to the late Robert Cranston Watson and the late Alma (Monroe) Watson. She was a lifelong resident of Alva. Patricia worked as a bank officer and retired from Florida Community Bank in Lehigh Acres in 2010.

Survivors include her husband: Paul F. Meloy, son: Paul F. Meloy, Jr., both of Alva,
brother: James (Melba) Watson of Lake Wales, sister: Judy (John) Gibbs of Gainesville, GA
and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her brothers: Richard Monroe Watson and Robert C. "Bobby" Watson, Jr and sister: Barbara Conrad

A graveside funeral service will be held Thursday, March 20, 2014, 10:00 am at Alva Cemetery in Alva with Rev. Ralph P. Cotten officiating. Interment will follow in Alva Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, 13932 Palm Beach Blvd, Fort Myers, FL.

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