Sunday, April 5, 2020

Phillip George Horie

Phillip George Horie, age 67, of Winter Park, FL passed away Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 at Advent Health Winter Park.  He was born in Kingston, Jamaica,  the son of the late Carmen (Singh)  and William  Horie and employed as a radio broadcaster. 

Phillip leaves to cherish his memory, three sons Phillip Horie of Winter Park,  Neil Horie of San Antonio, Lawrence Horie of Winter Park; three sisters Monica Pennacchio of Winter Park, Lola Campbell of Ft. Lauderdale,Etta Hill of Ft. Lauderdale;  five brothers Herman Hourie of Ft. Lauderdale, Patrick Hourie of Kissimmee, David Hourie of New York, Albert Hourie of Kingston, Jamaica, Norman Hourie, of Orlando and survived by 1 grandchild.

The family will be receiving friends from 11:00 am until 11:30 am on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at Dobbs Funeral Home followed by interment at Glen Haven Cemetery.

Camille Josephine Tornatore

Camille Josephine Tornatore, age 72, of Winter Garden, FL passed away Friday, April 3rd, 2020 at The Courtyard, Orlando.   She was born in Brooklyn, NY the daughter  of the late Josephine (Marzullo)  and Salvatore  Romano and was employed as a secretary.

Camille leaves to cherish her memory,  two daughters Juliette Antilla of Marshall, MI,  Angela Anderson of Winter Garden;  son,Paul Tornatore of Winter Garden; two sisters Marion Golfinopoulos of Vero Beach, Josette Federico, of Kings Park, NY;  3 grandchildren: Erika Anderson, Nalaie Anderson both of Winter Garden and Kayla Antilla of MIchiganj

The family will be receiving friends from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Monday, April 6, 2020 followed by the funeral service at Dobbs Funeral Home with Deacon Larry Herbert officiating.   Interment will follow the service at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Gesner Mares

GESNER MARES, age 82, of Kissimmee, Florida passed away Thursday, March 19th, 2020 at Colonial Lakes Health Care in Winter Garden,   He was born in LAGONAVE, HaITI,  on June 27, 1937, the son of the late Carmel del Carmeze and Guerier Jean Jacques. 

Gesner Mares was a great baker and a farmer, he was an extremely hardworking men and father who loves his family dearly, loving father and friends. In 1980 he and his wife Philomene left their children back home in Haiti to come here to the States so his children could have a better life than he did.  This is the kind of man he was, selfless when it come to his children and wife. Gesner Mares was loved by everyone who knew him he was very friendly, caring, and giving... and a very funny guy who loved to make everyone around him laugh with his corny jokes.  He loved the outdoors, as he was a nature man at heart . He will be missed by countless. Now, the almighty has called him to his heaven. May his soul Rest In Peace.

Gesner is preceded in death by his parents and his wife-Philomene Francois.  He leaves behind,  7 children, Camy Mares, Jeanty Mares, Garry Mares, Cutel Mares, Marie Carmelle Fleurima, Violine Philo Mares-Marc, Noucheka Louis Jeune; 12 grandchildren,  Gabriella Mares, Garlens Mares, Monica Mares, Cutel Jr Mares, Naimah Mares, Hannah Mares, Johnathan Mares, Garmimar Mares, Godric Marc, Shania Louis Jeune, James Louis Jeune, Ciara Louis Jeune; and 1 great grandchild Jaeden Mares.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 10:00 am, followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am with Rev. Dr. Charles Jones officiating.  Interment will be at Winter Garden Cemetery.

PLEASE NOTE:  Activties During COVID-19 Emergency.

Executive Order 20-91 from the Office of our Governor........ we will only allow 10 individuals in at a time to enter the funeral home.    We must adhere to these guidelines so that we all can remain safe and secure during this crisis.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Kaycee Rebekah Winger

Kaycee Rebekah Winger, age 36, passed away on Monday, March 23rd, 2020 in Orlando, Florida.  She was born on March 31st, 1983, at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital in Kittanning, Pennsylvania, to Wayne and Betty Kaye (Duncan) Winger.  She was a 2001 graduate of Kittanning Senior High School. 

Kaycee loved her friends and family, especially her three children.  She was a devoted fan of country star Brantley Gilbert and a member of the BG Nation.  She loved the outdoors, whether she was strolling barefoot on the beach or skipping stones across Buttermilk Falls.  She attended God’s House Orlando and was active in women’s ministries at the church.  She had an infectious smile, and a heart that couldn’t contain all the love she had to pour out on the world.

She is survived by her parents, Wayne and Betty Kaye Winger; two brothers, Matthew and Erik; and her three beautiful children, Ryleigh, Trey and Fallon Winger.  The family will have a private service on March 29th, 2020 at 2pm at God’s House Orlando, and will livestream the service on the church’s website ( for those who wish to watch from home.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate in Kaycee’s memory to the church family she so loved, God’s House Orlando (

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Daniel Chester Abel

Daniel Chester Abel, age 62, of Apopka, FL passed away Monday, March 16th, 2020 in  Orlando. He was born in Alliance, Ohio, the son of the late Carleen (Turk)  and Ronald E. Abel and was employed as a salesman.

Daniel leaves to cherish his memory, wife Debbie  (Cauley) Abel of Apopka; daughter Trisha Roney (Jason) of Oviedo; son Brett Abel of Tampa; sister Darcy Hunter (Eric), of Tampa; two brothers Jay Abel (Molly of Clermont,  Rick Abel (Sally) of Orlando;  2 grandchildren Jake Ball of Oviedo and Ellie Roney of Oviedo.

A private family service will be held and a Celebration of Life for Danny will be held at a later date. Thank you for your understanding in these trying times. Please stay safe.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Helen Ivie Ogbole Edovia

Helen Ivie Ogbole Edovia, age 73 of Orlando, passed away January 24, 2020.  She was born in Egoro-Naoka, Nigeria the daughter of Ogbole and Ekekomen Adodo and was employed as a school teacher.  

Helen leaves to cherish her memory, daughters Philomena Inegbe, Anthonia Emuan both of Orlando, Martina Odiase, Stella Shaibu both of Canada, Jane Odion Okah-Okonkwo, Janet Akhere Esekhaigbe both of Nigeria; son Peter Edovia of London England; 17 grandchildren and one great grandchild Ethan Michael Oseghale Okah-Okonkwo.

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, March 19, 2020 from 5:00 until 7:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home. A 10:00 am viewing will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church before the funeral mass at 10:30 am on Friday, March 20, 2020.  The church is located at 1501 N. Alafaya Trail, Orlando FL 32828.  Interment will follow the mass at Greenwood Cemetery.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Joseph Ryan Ballant

Joseph Ryan Ballant, age 83, passed away on March 11, 2020 at his home in Winter Garden.  “Ryan” was born in Brownsville, Pa. to Joseph and Margaret Ballant.  He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Priscilla Ballant.  He leaves her to cherish his memory along with their four children, Joe, Patrick, Mary(Carl), Leslie(Mark) and eleven grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 N. Kirkman Rd. Orlando.  The funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Resurrection Catholic Church in Winter Garden.

 In lieu of floral tributes, the family suggests making a donation in his honor to or Resurrection Catholic Church in Winter Garden, Fl.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Walter Edward "Pete" Martin

Walter Edward "Pete" Martin of Ocoee, FL., born February 10, 1936 and departed this life March 8, 2020 at Health Central Hospital.  He was a Veteran of the United States Navy.  He was the son of Merritt and Zora Martin.  He was preceded in death by three brothers Lester Martin, Merritt Martin and Robert "Bob" Martin and one sister Rosemary Drake.  He leaves behind his wife of 40 years, Lelia and three daughters, Brenda (Wayne) Sharp of Ocoee, FL., Tina (Donny) Arsenault of Montverde, FL, Tracy (David) Hunter of Thomasville, GA., Eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and very special nieces Kathy Zirkle and Carla Drake.  Also surviving is a step-brother Sydney Martin and a step-sister Sarah Arant.  .

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at the Arsenault home in Montverde, FL.  All are welcomed to attend.  Interment will take place in West Virginia.