Oscar "Eddie" Edward Langdale, age 81, of Belle Glade, passed away August 20, 2017 in West Palm Beach. He was born Nov. 5, 1935 in Moore Haven, FL, to Oscar I. Langdale and Levey Lucille (Morris) Langdale. He was a self-employed contractor for years. Eddie started Langdale Dragline service in 1954 at the age of 19 in Delray Beach Fl. But soon after he moved back to the Glades at the height of developing of farmland. He developed digging canals, built roads on the farms in Palm Beach, Hendry and Glades counties. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Belle Glade, Fl.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers: James I., Ray Donald and Roy Langdale and a brother in law he considered a brother: Roy C. Lee.
Eddie is survived by his wife of 64 years Mary R. (Lee) Langdale, daughter: Susan Langdale (Jimmy) Forrester, son: Michael E. (Mercedes) Langdale, granddaughter: Patricia Forrester (Rodney) Yount, grandson: James V. (Julie) Forrester III, great-grandson: Jonathon Bailey Hedrick, five great-granddaughters: Hannah Hedrick, Katelyn, Jessica Lee Forrester and Madison Forrester and Hailey Yount and a brother in law he considered a brother: Billy Jack Lee.
The funeral service will be held Thursday, August 24, 2017, 11:00 a.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home in Clewiston with Mr. Steve Weeks officiating. Interment will follow at Ortona Cemetery
Joyce Marie Snell, age 88, of LaBelle, passed away August 19, 2017 in Oakbrook of LaBelle.
She was born Sep. 21, 1928 in Moore Haven, FL, to Alice Marie (Tilden). She married James Henry Snell, he preceded her in death on May 19, 1973. Joyce worked for over 30 years as a manager for Handy Food Stores. She attended Palmdale Baptist Church for many years. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother who will be greatly missed by her entire family.
Joyce is survived by her children; Linda Crawford and Sandra Hayes both of LaBelle, Jimmy Snell of Ocala and David Snell of Palmdale, she is also survived by nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Celebration of Joyce's life will be held at 11 am Wednesday, August 23, 2017 in Ortona Cemetery Pavilion. Burial will follow after the celebration also in Ortona Cemetery.
Celebration arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.