Friday, May 22, 2015

Obituaries - Walker, Stiehl, Britt

Ronald D. Walker, age 67, of Alva, passed away May 21, 2015 in Lehigh Acres. He was born Dec. 29, 1947 in Fort Myers, FL, to the late Kenneth C. and Estelle (Smith) Walker.

Ronald served in the Marine Corps from 1966 to 1969 in Vietnam and was awarded a Purple Heart. He was a lifetime resident of Lee County. He was a deputy in Lee, Collier and Hendry Counties and was also a fireman in Lee County for a brief time. Ronald was a member of the Alva Church of God and was involved in many missions in various countries. Ronald was a great wood worker and enjoyed spending time making beautiful furniture at his sawmill.

He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years Esther (Mason) Walker, son: Charles Walker (Patti) of Clewiston, FL and two daughters: Lena King (Donnie) of Lehigh Acres, FL, Kayla Walker of Alva, FL, mother Estelle Walker, three brothers: Kim Walker (Carol) of Alva, FL, Freddie Walker of Alva, FL, Norman Walker (Lorraine) of Alva, FL and two sisters: Rita Mathis (Billy) of Nahunta, GA, Rebecca Johnson (Donnie) of Alva, FL, seven grandchildren and may wonderful friends.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 10:00 at Alva Church Of God, Alva. Interment will be in Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle.

Agnes Molly Stiehl, age 97, of Moore Haven, FL, passed away May 17, 2015 in Clewiston. She was born Feb. 15, 1918 in Imlay City, MI, to the late Stephan and Agnes (Vavrick) Stoklas.

Agnes retired in 1974 from General Motors where she worked as a factory worker. She was a lifetime member the VFW Women's Auxiliary.

She is survived by her sons: James (Mary) Stiehl of Houghton Lake, MI, John J. Stiehl of Moore Haven, Jerry (Loraine) Stiehl of Naples and Joseph Stiehl of Cedar Springs , daughter: Janice (James) Gorman of Fife Lake, MI, brother: Henry (Joanne) Stoklas of Owosso, MI and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Melvin Stiehl, son: Henry S. Stiehl and daughter: Judy Kay Schweitzer.

A celebration of life will be held Sunday, May 24, 2015, 1:00 p.m. at Ortona Locks Park North. Anyone may call John Stiehl for more information on the celebration at 863-675-8445 or 732- 779-0183. Inurnment will take place at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.

Eddie Franklin Britt, age 67, of Moore Haven, passed away May 21, 2015 in Moore Haven. He was born July 5, 1947 in Chattanooga, TN, to the late Franklin and the late Pauline (Pickett) Britt. 

He served his country proudly in the United States Marine Corps during Vietnam. He worked as a city police officer for the city of Belle Glade for 25 years, retiring in 2007. He was a member of the American Legion Post 130 and a member of the Legion Riders in LaBelle. He was a member of Caloosa Baptist Church also in LaBelle. He married April Burroughs; she survives him.

Also surviving include his son; Dlane Britt, daughters; Amy and her husband Robert, and Sherri along with eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren, two brothers; Mike Moore and Edgar Hodge along with many extended family members and close friends.

Eddie was a great man with a hug heart and will be missed all who loved and knew him. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Sunday, May 24, 2015 from 1-3 pm in Akin-Davis Funeral Home – LaBelle. Cremation rites will be accorded following the gathering.

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