Nita Mae Fender, 76, born on March 3, 1936, passed away on January 7, 2013, in Lakeland, due to respiratory failure.
She is survived by her sons, Ronnie E. Hancock, Daniel R. Hancock, Claude T. Hancock, Lemuel M. Fender Jr., daughters, Nita A. Pachulski and Nancy M. Yarbough, 15 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, Jan. 10, from 10 to 11 with a service following at 11. Both will be held at Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home in Auburndale. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.