Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Obituaries - Langdale, Rodriquez, Harvey, Livingood

96 years young, Frankie Ruthell Coggins Langdale of Moore Haven, Florida went to her forever home on February 21, 2020 in Fort Myers, Florida. 

She lived a life fully determined and strong-willed while adding her special flare of spunk. Though her body had grown weak from illness, she never skipped a beat to entertain with her sharp sense of humor. Her passing was peaceful in the presence of love. Despite - or perhaps because of - her bumpy start in life, Ms. Langdale worked hard to distinguish herself while building a happy life. 

Frankie was born in Morresville, North Carolina on June 24, 1923, the fourth of five children. Both of her parents, the late James Lee Coggins and the late Jeanette Arney Coggins worked at the Kannapolis cotton mill. Upon the death of her father, Frankie was placed in foster care at the age eleven and at fifteen hitchhiked from North Carolina to Moore Haven, FL in 1938. 

That same year she met John R. Langdale, they wed March 18, 1939. She was our families very own Rosie the Riveter. Frankie first worked at Riddle Field Air Force Base in Clewiston, FL in the late 1930's servicing airplanes during World War 2 while her husband was overseas. After John returned home from the service, they moved temporarily to Panama City where she found work at Wainwright Shipyard. 

Frankie and John bought land in Moore Haven, FL in 1940 and began their life as a family of six on Langdale Road with three sons and one daughter. Frankie helped support their family as a commercial fisherman on Lake Okeechobee, waitressing at Old South Barbecue Ranch and eventually retiring at Graham's Dairy. 

She remained a devoted mother and housewife after retirement. Frankie is preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, John R. Langdale. Also preceding her in death are her parents: James Lee Coggins and Jeanette Arney Coggins, four siblings: Henry Curlee, Charles Gary, Jyles J "Dob" and Ann C. Westerdahl, one son: John Franklin Langdale and her beloved dog Velvet. She is deeply mourned by one daughter Ann (Wilbur) and two sons Dennis (Barbara) and Jack (Felinda). She is forever Granny to ten grandchildren: John Mark (Marina), Toby, James Lee, Jason, Andy (Jennifer), Mark (Amanda), Crystal (Edward), Jyles (Cara), Rebecca (Garrett) and Kaleb (Paige). As well as thirteen great grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren. 

How fortunate we feel to have had her in our lives, she will be forever loved and missed. Frankie's life was celebrated by family and friends on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 2:00 PM, Ortona Cemetery, Moore Haven, FL.

Pedro Gomez Rodriguez, age 49, of Lehigh Acres, passed away February 20, 2020 in Fort Myers. He was born Sep. 17, 1970 in Mexico, to the late Pedro Gomez Alaniz and Alejandrina Rodriguez Castillo. 

Survivors include his wife: Maria (Moreno) Gomez one son: Rolando Gomez and three daughters: Araceli Gomez, Mariela Perez and Faviola Gomez, four brothers: Jose Manuel Gomez, Candalario Gomez, Raul Gomez and Jorge Gomez one sister: Yolanda Gomez Grandchildren, Kimberly Escobedo; Marbella Escobedo; Bentley Perez;, Meilani Perez; Arrian Melendez; Esmi Melendez; Faviola Melendez 

He was a Tractor Driver for US Sugar Corporation. 

Visitation will be on Thursday February 27, 2020 from 5 to 7 PM at the Akin-Davis Funeral Home 560 E. Hickpochee Ave. LaBelle, FL. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, February 28, 2020 at 9:00 am at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, LaBelle. with Father David Vidal officiating. Interment will be Friday, February 28, 2020 in Fort Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle.

Mr. Leon Ledon Harvey, age 67 of Carrollton, Georgia, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2020. He was born March 18, 1952 in Orlando, Florida, the son of Marilyn and LeRoy Roberts and the late James Jackson Harvey. 

He was a welder and carpenter by trade, having worked for Kingsbridge Industrial. 

Survivors include his wife, Teresa McLucas Harvey of Carrollton; parents: Marilyn & LeRoy Roberts of LaBelle, Florida; children: Travis (Selina) Harvey of Okeechobee, Florida, Aaron (Amanda) Harvey, Steve (Amber) Harvey, and Belinda (James) Tanner, all of Carrollton; sisters: Marilyn (Robert) Hollingsworth of LaBelle, Florida, Tammy Louise ( Troy) Sexton of Clewiston, Florida, and Taffy Sue (Kevin) Roberts of Okeechobee, Florida; brothers: James Randall Harvey of Moore Haven, Florida and Michael Theodore Harvey of Vidalia, Georgia; and thirteen grandchildren. 

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 4:00 PM from Martin & Hightower Heritage with Rev. Carlton Rivers officiating. The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Travis Harvey, Aaron Harvey, Steve Harvey, James Tanner, Mike Harvey, Matt Tanner, and Avery McAdams. 

Graveside service and interment were held on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 11:00 am at the Pavilion in Ortona Cemetery in Moore Haven, Florida. The family received friends at Martin & Hightower Funeral Home on Saturday from 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.

Olivia R Livingood, age 66, of Clewiston, passed away February 23, 2020 in Riviera Beach. She was born Feb. 13, 1954 in West Palm Beach, FL, to the late Summeral Stuckey. 

Survivors include her husband: Pedro Roberto three sons: Rafael Livingood, Matthew Livingood and Bradley Livingood two daughters: Patricia Dominguez and Tisha Cruz, 12 Grandchildren & 5 Great Grandchildren.

She was a Cashier at Walmart for 17 years prior to retiring. 

Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Clewiston.

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