Monday, January 14, 2019

Frank E. Warner

Frank E Warner, 74, suddenly passed away on 12/26/2018, in Orlando Florida after a severe head trauma. He was not in pain and passed peacefully at Cornerstone Hospice of Orlando. By his side were his wife Janice, son Michael, granddaughter Brittani, grandson-in-law Cody and nephew Robert.

Frank E. Warner was born 1/28/1944 to the his parents Ethel & Oscar Warner in Lynn MA. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Charles & Carl Warner along with his sister Elmyra (Warner) LeBlanc.

Frank is survived by his wife Janice (Curtin) Warner, his son Michael and wife Denise (Andracki) Warner, granddaughter Brittani (Warner) Roberts and husband Cody. Several Nieces, Nephews and spouses including; Ed & Donna LeBlanc (MA), Kim & David Dow (NH), Ellie & Rick Lancaster (ME), Scott & Mary Leblanc (NH), George & Wendy LeBlanc (NH), Debbie (Warner) Owings (FL) and along with all of their children, grandchildren.

Frank was a supportive brother-in-law to Sal & Marilyn Indorato.  He was also a Proud Uncle to their children; Timothy, Tina and Robert ‘Marilyn (Curtin) Indorato - Deceased 12/13/2018’

Frank was raised in Lynn Mass. He was a proud graduate from Essex Aggie Class of 1961.  He was a baseball coach at West Lynn Little League, a Scout leader of Troop 34 and enjoyed DJing parties for family and friends. He retired from General Electric in 1987, later moving his family to Orlando Florida in February of 1988 during a blizzard. He had a great love of all music and enjoyed DJing as a hobby to what later became a great business in Florida with his son. Eventually he fully retired in December of 2014.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

JoAnn Allison

JoAnn Allison, 75, of Groveland, FL, passed away on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 in Orlando, FL.

JoAnn, or JoJo as her loved ones called her, was born in Gadsden, AL on October 12, 1943.  She married her Junior High School sweetheart BJ Allison, September 3, 1962 and they were blessed with three beautiful daughters - Camille, Yvonne and Jennifer.  Being an only child, she always desired to be a part of a large family.  God abundantly fulfilled this longing with twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. They were the center of her life.   

JoAnn worked as secretary for Central Florida Christian Academy and First Baptist Central Florida for over 30 years.  She had a passion for serving and ministering. 

JoAnn is preceded in death by her father, JP Tolleson, mother, Ruby Tolleson, and husband BJ Allison. 

She is survived by her three daughters, Camille Allison Moore (Alan), Yvonne Allison Bywater (Rick), Jennifer Allison Dyal (Jeff), grandchildren, Ryan Moore (Rebecca), Rachael Johns (Eric), Andrew Clarke, Jordan Clarke, Leah Dinnan (Christopher), Benjamin Moore, Daniel Moore, Cameron Bywater, Cooper Bywater, Emma Dyal, Sydney Dyal, and Olivia Dyal, great grandchildren, Dawson Johns, Payton Johns, Addison Johns, Ava Moore, Landon Johns, Stirling Moore, mother-in-law Louise Allison, brother and sister in Law Arthur and Debbie Allison, and three nephews Chad Allison, Derrick Allison, and Jared Allison.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be given in memory of JoAnn Allison, to the Church at the Cross-building fund at 700 Good Homes Road, Ocoee, FL. or the Florida Baptist Children’s Home at 1015 Sikes Blvd, Lakeland, Florida 33815.

Service will be lived streamed for friends and family that cannot attend:

The family would personally like to invite you to stay following the service for food and fellowship.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

James Kenneth Bradfield


James Kenneth Bradfield (known affectionately as Kenny) died on Saturday, January 5th, sitting beside his loving wife.  He died from the heart disease which afflicted him for 36 years, but no longer. He honorably served in the US National Guard and was the first Bradfield to graduate from high school. Kenny worked as a printer and most recently as a truck driver, but he will be remembered by most as an avid outdoorsman, handyman, and hunter. In 1998, he converted to Catholicism and worked tirelessly- until his passing- with RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) to bring people to the faith. He is now reunited with his beloved mother, father, father & mother-in-law, sister, uncles, and friends.  

He is survived by his wife of nearly 40 years-Helen-, his daughter- Erin-, his sons-Kenny, Matthew & Daniel-, his daughters-in-law-Cara & Jackie-, & everyone whose life he brightened. He will be remembered by his friends and family as a loving husband, devoted father, caring friend,  and proud Southern Gentleman. While he lived in Florida, he always considered Virginia his homeland.

The family will be receiving friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm  (wake service at 7:00 pm) on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Dobbs Funeral Home. The funeral mass will beheld at 8:30 am on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Holy Family Catholic Church, followed by interment at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Heart Association found here:

Friday, December 28, 2018

Albert R. Griffith

Albert R. Griffith, 75, of Orlando, died April 8, 2018. Our loving father went to be with God at 4:10 AM, with his family by his side.  Albert "Reese" Griffith always put others above himself and was devoted to that ideal throughout his life.   We all knew him as Butch, Reese, Al, Dad, Sir, Big Al, Big Papa and Grandpa.   Born in Sharon, PA, he found the love of his life, Carolle (Clark) Griffith, and they were married 53 years.  During his banking career, he built several branches into top lending offices and was recognized for highest gains and lowest losses.  He served on Board of Directors of Youngstown Chapter American Institute of Banking and Advancement Chairman of the Big Arrow District for Boy Scouts of America.

In 1984, he moved his family to Orlando, FL and became an active member of the West Orange community.  West Orlando Rotary nominated him for Rotarian of the Year in 1992 for his ‘unbelievable commitment to Rotary in all areas of participation’.  Long before he started to have a need for a wheel chair, he spent much of his free time helping others gain back independence by building ramps. In 1999 he received Rotary International ’Service Above Self’ award. Al also served on the West Orange Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors as VP for presidential programs and co-chaired the Economic Development Task Force of Vision West Orange. His contributions helped lead to Sun Trust Bank being recognized as Member of the Year in 1995 for ‘contributions above and beyond the call of duty to assist the Chamber in many ways’.  He also became known to family and friends for making and donating blankets to anyone who asked or was in need. He found his niche and made over 200 blankets; donating them to Community Care for the Elderly, Lockheed Martin Seniors Program, West Orlando Rotary Club, Osceola Wound Center, and as baby gifts to friends at work.

A big thank you to Dr. Walter Conlan III and staff at Osceola Wound Center for healing Albert’s diabetic foot ulcer and Dr. Dean Cole for the 5 screws in his foot to give him 10 more years with us.

He was proud of his sons and daughter-in-laws, all graduates of UCF, and loved dearly his 6 grandchildren. He is further survived by his sisters, sister and brother-in-laws, nieces and nephews, whom he loved and looked forward to their visits.  We all loved him and will miss him dearly. In lieu of flowers or service, Dad requested gifts to your favorite charity. God bless.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Sookram Rampersad

Sookram Rampersad, age 80, of Kissimmee, passed away Monday, December 24th, 2018 at Osceola Regional Medical Center in  Kissimmee.   He was born in Trinidad, the son of the late Mayah (Rampersad)  and Rampersad  Poomwassie and was employed as a driver for a trucking company.

Sookram is predeceased by son Richard Rampersad (2000) and leaves to cherish his memory, wife Ramdaye  (Ramlal) Rampersd of Kissimmee; daughter Veena Maharaj of St. Cloud; four sons Ralphi Rampersad of Orlando,  Sharmi Rampersad of Orlando, Errol Rampersad of Kissimmee; 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

A Traditional Hindu Service will be held from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 29th, 2018 at Dobbs Funeral Home followed by interment at Metro Crematory in Ocoee.

Monday, December 17, 2018

William Dexter Lamour

William Dexter Lamour, age 80, of Kissimmee, FL, passed away  Sunday, December 16th, at Health Central Park  in Winter Garden.  He was born in Jacmel, Haiti,   the son of the late Sirolie (Julot)  and Absalon  Lamour and was employed as an auto mechanic.

William leaves to cherish his memory, two daughters, Kathleen Lamour of Ocoee, FL;  Berthe Lamour of Boston, MA.; sons, Jerry Lamour  of Boston, MA; Mathew Randall Lamour of New Jersey; and 4 grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Thursday, December 20th, 2018 followed by the funeral service at 11:00 AM at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, FL 

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Sharon Lewis Woodill

Sharon Lewis Woodill, age 71 of Orlando, passed away December 8, 2018 after a 2 ½ year battle with cancer.  Born in Missouri, Sharon met her husband of 51 years at Brewton Parker College in Georgia.  Sharon has traveled the world and lived in Africa as a child as well as Spain and Alaska as an adult. A very compassionate person, she was a nurse early in her career and then a preschool teacher for over 20 years. Being very adventurous, Sharon has skydived, ridden horses, rock climbed, zip lined, flown a Stearman biplane, and hot air ballooned.  Her greatest legacy however are her children and grandchildren with whom she spent countless hours reading, attending Tae Kwon Do competitions, going to Sea World, the Science Center, and the Library.  She will be very deeply missed by her husband Ken, her son Scott and his wife Tara, her daughter Kendra and her husband Jonathan, and grandchildren Jonas, Ellie, Hannah, Rose, and Nathan.  Her deep, simple faith in Christ inspired many who knew her to trust in Him with their whole lives.  The memorial service is scheduled for December 22 at 3 p.m. at the Henry Chapel of First Baptist Orlando. All who knew her are welcome.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either of Sharon’s favorite charities: The Tim Tebow Foundation or Samaritan’s Purse