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Plant City Observer Thursday, Jul. 12, 2012 6 years ago



John Wayne Hazelett, Harold ‘The Barber’ LaGrone, Ethel ‘Ruth’ Lane, Johnny Gregory McDaniel and Anna D. Olson

John Wayne Hazelett

John Wayne Hazelett, 57 of Plant City, died July 3, 2012.

Born July 19, 1954, in Holden, W. Va., he was the son of the late Cecil Hazelett and Juanita Grimmett  Hazelett.

Surviving are brothers Bill, Cecil Jr. and Edward Lee Hazelett; and sisters Carrie Frances Watkins and Shirley B. Mastrangelo.

A graveside service was July 9, at Florida National Cemetery, 6502 SW. 102nd Ave., Bushnell. The family received friends July 8, at Haught Funeral Home Chapel, 708 W. Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd., Plant City.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Harold ‘The Barber’ LaGrone

Harold “The Barber” LaGrone, 76, of Plant City, died July 4, 2012.

Mr. LaGrone worked as a barber at Reflections, in Lakeland, for 48 years.

He is survived by Mary LaGrone, his beloved wife of 44 years; two daughters, Vicki Passmore and Lisa Hood; son Dennis LaGrone; four brothers, Frank LaGrone (Shirley) of Plant City, Doyce LaGrone (Carolyn), of Bowling Green, Ky., Dole LaGrone (Gloria), of Plant City, and Roger LaGrone (Janice), of Plant City; sister Carolyn Diodate (Dave), of Plant City; and numerous grandchildren.

Mr. LaGrone was predeceased by son Troy LaGrone, brother Larry LaGrone and mother and father, Paul and Ollie Mae LaGrone.

A funeral service was at 11 a.m. at Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.

Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale.

Ethel ‘Ruth’ Lane

Ethel “Ruth” Lane, 87, died on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at the Plant City Living Center.

Mrs. Lane was a lifelong Plant City resident. She was born Jan. 8, 1925, to George A. Kelley and Letha I. (Graham). She married J.V. Lane, who is deceased.

Mrs. Lane was a homemaker and a member of Eastside Baptist Church of Plant City. She was well known in the area and made many friends during the 15 years she sat up at the Frenchman’s Market in downtown Plant City.

She is survived by two sons, Ronnie Lane (Linda) of Warner Robbins, Ga., and Carl Lane (Becky) of Mulberry; five grandchildren: Leanna Lane, Marcus Lane, Eric Lane, Brittany Graham and Jeff Miller; and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Friday, June 29, 2012, at Wells Memorial Funeral Home.

Family will accept flowers, or donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Mrs. Lane.

Condolences may be offered at

Johnny Gregory McDaniel

Johnny Gregory McDaniel, 50, of Plant City, died July 2, 2012. He was a loving husband and dad.

He is predeceased by father Henry McDaniel. Survivors include mother Frances McDaniel; wife Eva E. McDaniel; sons Johnny Gregory McDaniel Jr. (Tiffany), of St. Petersburg, Michael Paul McDaniel, of Lakeland, James Brandon McDaniel (Deanna), of Chiefland; brothers Earl McDaniel (Michelle), of Georgia, David McDaniel (Lori), of Plant City; and seven grandchildren.

Visitation and funeral services were July 5, at Wells Memorial Funeral Home.

Anna D. Olson

Anna D. Olson, 85, of Plant City, died Thursday, June 21, 2012.

She was born in Fredonia, N.D., one of 13 children born to Otto and Mathilda Weisfphenning. She loved cooking, gardening and visiting with friends in her Morrill Park neighborhood.

Mrs. Olson was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Richard Milo Olson, former finance director and city clerk of Plant City; two sons, James Pierre and Michael Dean; and siblings Clarence, Milton, Elsie, Roland, and Howard.

Survivors include two sons: Jon (Debbie) and Rick (Kay); four daughters: Dorothy (Mark), Juanita (Bert), Patricia (Larry) and Lorrie (Jim); siblings Loraine, Lillian, Viola, Rodger, Darlene, Norman and Hilde; 16 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service took place at 4 p.m. June 28, 2012, at the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 1107 Charlie Griffin Road, Plant City, with Rev. Don Mason officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to LifePath Hospice, Aqua Team, 12973 N. Telecom Parkway, Suite 100, Temple Terrace, FL

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