Monday, June 17, 2019

Barbara J. Griffin


Barbara J. Griffin, 88, passed away June 14, 2019.  She was born in Miami, Florida on March 8, 1931.  After the death of her husband of 43 years, Harold C. Griffin, she moved to Abbeville, Louisiana where she lived until returning to Florida in 2017 to live with her daughter, Vicky.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Parker and her brother Donald P. Parker.  She is survived by daughter Diana L. Cortright, son David L. Griffin, daughter Janice L. Griffin, and daughter Vicky A. Westbrook (Garry).  She also leaves four grandchildren and six great- grandchildren.

Barbara was a member of First Baptist Church, Abbeville, Louisiana and the Abbeville General Hospital Volunteers Association, the latter for over 17 years.  She enjoyed sewing, gardening, and playing with her beloved cats, Jet, Tiger, and Timmy.  She will always be remembered as a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, and great- grandmother and friend to many.  Her kindness to all God's creations and welcoming smile will be missed by all who knew her.  

Services will be held on Friday, June 21, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 N. Kirkman Road, Orlando, Florida with interment immediately following at Dr. Phillips Cemetery,  5398 S. Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Dorothy Agatha Jones

Dorothy Agatha Jones, age 91 of Orlando, passed away at on Sunday, June 9th, 2019 at Advent Health Hospice in Altamonte Springs.   She was born in St. Kitts, West Indies,  the daughter of the late Henrietta (Demming)  and Joseph  Fox and was employed in a factory.  

Dorothy leaves to cherish her memory, daughter Yvette Nisbett of Orlando;  four sons John Dabrio of St. Croix,  Mack Dabrio of St. Kitts, Randolph Fox of England, Curtis Fox of England; 47 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and numerous great-great grandchildren.  


                

                                 

The family will be receiving friends  from 1:00 until 2:00 pm on Friday, June 14th, 2019 followed by the funeral service 2:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home.  Interment will be in St. Kitts.




Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Joseph Cleo Harrison


Joseph Cleo Harrison (90), longtime resident of Orlando/Orlo Vista, Florida, died peacefully late Friday night May 31, 2019. He was born in Coffee County, Alabama on Oct. 17, 1928 to Rochelle and Thomas B. Harrison. He served in the Marine Corp in the late 1940's, and married Leona (2017), his wife of 65 years in 1952. He was an avid outdoors man who loved hunting and fishing. And he was especially proud of the time he was involved with Nascar back when Nascar was first formed. He raced stock cars around Mid Florida and up and down the east coast to as far north as Syracuse, NY when young. He was especially proud of the fact he qualified for and entered the final Nascar race ever held on the old Daytona 'beach course'. His career was in construction, primarily rough to finished carpentry, and at one time he also owned and operated a small site clearing and paving business.

“Joe” is survived by his son Joe Harrison (Bobbie) of Melbourne, daughters Christine Lashley of Ocala National Forrest, and Theresa Swander of Altoona. Grandchildren including Tammy (Bryan) Mashburn, Maria (Jason) Fletcher, Kassie (Tyler) Falcon and great Grandchildren Beau Mashburn, Alani Fletcher, Karleigh Fletcher, and Abby Fletcher.

The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home 430 N. Kirkman Road, Orlando, Florida on June 7, 2019 with viewing starting at 10:00 am, followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am.  Interment will follow the service at Lake Hill Cemetery in Orlo Vista.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Dan McCutchen

Dan McCutchen, age 88, of Peachtree City, GA passed away Monday, May 6th, 2019.   He was born in Central City, Nebraska the son of the late Arta (Hansen)  and Edwin  McCutchen and was employed as an explosives technical rep.  

Dan leaves to cherish his memory, wife Diane (Walter) McCutchen of Peachtree City, Georgia;  two sons Mark McCutchen of Orlando, Tom McCutchen, of Brazil;   5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 29th, 2019 at First Baptist Church of Windermere in Windermere, FL  with Pastor Ray Lloyd officiating.  Time will be announced later.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

John W. Conley

John W. Conley, age 69, of Orlando, FL passed away Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 at Advent Health Hospice Care in Altamonte Springs.  He was born in Giessen, Germany the son of the late Gerda (Rebsch)  and Eugene  Conley and was employed as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service.   John served in the US Army and was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church.  

John leaves to cherish his memory wife, Marlene  (Rajkowski) Conley of Orlando; daughter, Jennifer Roberts of Jacksonville; son Jonathan  Conley of Tallahassee; and 2 grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday, May 13th, 2019 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  The funeral mass will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, May 14th at St. Andrew Catholic Church  with Father Leo Hodges officiating.  Interment will be held at 2:00 pm at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Lavonia Faye Praytor

Lavonia Faye Nettles Praytor, age 88, of Winter Garden, FL passed from this world on May 5th, 2019.  She was born in Providence, FL, the daughter of Louis and Ella (Williams) Nettles and was employed in a medical office.  

Lavonia was the youngest of 9 children and is preceded in death by her parents, ex husband Richard Lee Praytor Sr., and all of her siblings.  She leaves to cherish her memory, son Richard Lee Praytor, Jr. of Orlando; daughter-in-law Diana Lynne; two grandchildren, Jacob Lewis and Grace Anne Praytor.   She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  She will be forever in our hearts.

The family will be receiving friends on Monday, May 13th, 2019 at 12:00 pm, followed by the funeral service at 1:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home.  Interment will be at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Providence, Florida.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Ronald Phongwan Briseno

Ronald Phongwan Briseno, age 38, of Orlando, FL passed away Monday, May 6th, 2019.   He was born in Glendale, IL the son of Vichita (Sithepubol) and the late Raul Briseno and was employed as a medical first responder.

Ronald leaves to cherish his memory, mother Vichita Briseno of Orlando; daughter Ivy V. Briseno of Tennessee;  five sisters, Linda Diaz of Miami, Elizabeth Gross of Homestead, Lisa Powell of Evans, GA, Monica Briseno of Orlando, Maria Briseno of Orlando; five brothers, Mike Briseno of Interlachen,  Richard Briseno of Modesto, CA, Danny Briseno of Melbourne, Dennis Briseno of Gainesville, Robert Briseno of Melrose, FL; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will be receiving friends at 2:00 pm, followed by the funeral service at 3:00 pm on Thursday, May 9th, 2019 at Church of the Latter Day Saints, located at 3001 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando FL 32835.