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.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Eng Seng Ng

Eng Seng Ng, age 42, of Orlando, FL, passed away Friday, May 3rd, 2019 at Cornerstone Hospice at Orlando Health.   He was born in Malaysia,  the son of Siew Kheun (Keu) and the late Soo Tat Ng and was employed as a  hospitality manager.

Eng leaves to cherish his memory, mother Siew Keu of Charlotte, NC; and brother  Eng Seong Ng, of Malaysia. 

The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home at 6:00 pm on Monday, May 6th, 2019 followed by the funeral service at 7:00 pm.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Gregory Francis Dragojevich

Gregory Francis Dragojevich, age 66, of Bradenton, FL, passed away Friday, March 22nd, 2019.  He was born in Pittsburgh, PA the son of Frank and Margaret (Chizmar) Dragojevich and was employed as an automobile mechanic.

Precious Lord, Take My Hand

Precious Lord, take my hand. Lead me on.  Let me stand.
I am tired. I am weak. I am worn. Through the storm,
Through the night, Lead me on to the light.
Take my hand, precious Lord, and lead me home.


Kennedy Decoursey Welch

Kennedy Decoursey Welch, age 45, of Orlando, passed away Saturday, April 20th, 2019 at Florida Hospital Kissimmee,   He was born in Barbados, the son of the late Elsie (Welch)  and Henderson and was employed as a truck driver.

Kennedy  leaves to cherish his memory, father Rawle Jordan of Sanford; sons Anthony and Kamari Vargas, both of Orlando; brother Jason Jordan of Orlando; and uncle Oliston Welch of Winter Haven.

The family will be receiving friends from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM on Saturday, May 4th at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, followed by the funeral service at 1:00 with Pastor Thomas Hensley officiating. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Lillie Lebron

Lillie Lebron, age 58, of Kissimmee, FL passed away Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at Colonial Lakes Health Rehabilitation Care in Winter Garden. She was born in Brooklyn, NY the daughter of the late Lillian (Aponte)  and Apolinar  Roldan and was employed as a security officer.

Lillie leaves to cherish her memory, three daughters, Tiffany Lebron of Los Angeles, Jackie Duran of Winter Garden, Jennifer Lebron of Orlando;  two sons Michael Torres of Kissimmee, Andrew Torres of Brooklyn;  two sisters Esther Velez of New York,  Denise Torres of New York; four brothers, Robert Aponte of New York,  Ruben Vargas of New York,  Ray Vargas of New York, Paul Roldan of Orlando;  9 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends from 5:00 until 6:00 pm, followed by the funeral service on Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 at the Elevated Life Church, located at 2809 N. Powers Drive in Orlando, FL  with Pastor Gabriel Padilla officiating.

Catherine Dean

Catherine Dean, age 85, of Orlando, FL passed away Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019.  She was born in Brooklyn, NY, the  daughter of the late Sylvia (Silver)  and Nicholas  Barkowsky and employed as an administrative assistant.

Catherine leaves to cherish her memory, daughter Karen Burk of Lake Mary;  two sons Paul Dean of St. Augustine and Kevin Dean, of Orlando; sister, Marcella Daugherty of Lake Mary; 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchildren

Visitation was held  from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, followed by the funeral service at 1:30 PM with Father Matt Ainsley officiating.   Catherine was interred at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery Gotha, FL. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Bhowani Jagmohan

Bhowani Jagmohan, age 25, of Orlando, FL passed away Sunday, April 21st, 2019.   He was born in Georgetown, Guyana, the son of Khmattie (Ramchan)  and Bindraban Jagmohan.  Bhowani worked as a ride technician for a theme park.

Bhowani leaves to cherish his memory, parents Bindraban and Khmattie Jagmohan; sister Rohanie Persad, of Kissimmee; and brother, Ramesh Jagmohan, of Orlando.

The family will be receiving friends  from 6:00 until 9:00 pm on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be held on Friday, April 26, 2019 from 9:00 am until 11:30 am at the funeral home and followed by interment at Metro Crematory   in Ocoee.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Peterdoyah "Kawally" Singh

Peterdoyah Singh, age 79, Ocoee, Florida,  passed away Saturday, April 20th, 2019.  She was born in Arima, Trinidad the daughter of the late Ramoutar and Sookdayah Maharaj.  She was the forth-born out of 12 brothers and sisters.  She would later marry Ramkissoon Lakhan Singh in 1960 and was employed as an assistant technician for a hair salon.

Peterdoyah leaves to cherish her memory Mala of Switzerland, Nisha  of Orlando and Shasty Singh of Miami and two grandsons Vimal and Vijay.

A traditional Hindu service will be held from 9:00 until 11:00 am on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at Dobbs Funeral Home, followed by interment at Metro Crematory located at 751 Bluford Avenue in Ocoee.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Marcella Marie Martin

Marcella Marie Martin, age 87 of Orlando, passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019.  She was born in Thorp, Wisconsin the daughter of the late George H. and Kathryn (Chaplinski) Hansen.  She was employed as a library aide in the elementary school system.

Marcella is preceded in death by her husband Frank, son Terence Martin of Orlando; brother George Hansen of Salem, Wisconsin and leaves to cherish her memory, daughters Catherine Harrahill of Leesburg, Rebecca Shannon of Altamonte Springs, Holly Schumann of Orlando, Monica Ballard of Ocoee; sons Frank S. Martin of Hudson, FL, Jonathan Martin of Orlando; sisters Adeline Zobrack of MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, Karen Sommer of Missoula, Montana, Delores Kubera of Kansasville, Wisconsin; brothers Robert Hansen of Woodruff, Wisconsin and Ronald Hansen of Superior, Wisconsin; 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. 

A funeral mass will be held at St. Andrew Catholic Church on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 10:00 am located at 801 N. Hastings, Orlando.

Monday, April 8, 2019

William R. Boyd

William R. Boyd, 75 of Orlando, Florida, passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2019 surrounded by his loving family and friends.

Born in Pittsburgh, Bill was the son of the late David and Irene Boyd. He served as a crew chief in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. During his service, he was stationed in Germany and was awarded medals for outstanding unit and good conduct. His love for airplanes and flying lead him to his career at Pan Am airlines for 25 years. Bill enjoyed traveling and exploring the world and gained extensive knowledge of the world and its rich history through his many travel experiences.  He was a sports enthusiast and adored the Miami Dolphins, the University of Miami football team and the Miami Marlins. He also loved golf and in retirement spent much of his time on the course perfecting his game.   

Bill will be remembered as the loving husband to Maureen (Costello) Boyd for 31 years, and the caring father to his children, William Boyd Jr. (Arizona), Kayleen Boyd (Orlando), and Christian Boyd (Orlando). He is loved and will be greatly missed by his sister Margaret Greathouse (California), and his mother and father-in law, (Nancy McAdams and Ray Mathieu), as well the rest of his extended family.

A celebration of Bill’s life will take place on Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 6 pm to 8 pm at:

MetroWest Golf Club, 2100 S. Hiawassee Road, Orlando, FL 32835.

Family will receive guests from 6 pm to 6:30 pm with a service and military honors presentation to begin at 6:30 pm followed by a reception. 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to:

AMVETS National Service Foundation
4647 Forbes Blvd
Lanham, MD  20706
Phone: (407) 290-6003

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Catherine Linton Gorman

Catherine Linton Gorman, 67, of Apopka, FL passed away March 15, 2019 at the AdventHealth Hospital, Altamonte Springs, Florida.  Catherine (Cathy) was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Gorman and her parents, Margee (Bowden) and Maurice S. Linton.

Cathy was born December 1951 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. She is survived by sister, Nansue L. (Ron) Cowan of Athens, Alabama; brother, Maurice S. (Diane) Linton II of Altamonte Springs; brother, Michael Larue Linton of Altamonte Springs; brother, Lenny Okrie of Seattle, Washington; aunt, Martha Connolly-Bridges of Ocoee;  mother-in-law, Harriett S. Gonzalez; father-n-law, Pablo Fred Gonzalez of Tallahassee; 5 nieces; 4 nephews; 4 grand-nieces;  3 grand-nephews and many cousins.

Growing up in army family, Cathy lived in Kentucky, Florida, Germany and back to Fort Bragg until her father’s retirement in 1963 before returning to Orlando. She graduated from Maynard Evans High School and began her first job at Disney World.  She then worked for AAA of Orlando as a travel agent and consultant for over 11 years.  Through her job she was able to travel the world.  After AAA, Cathy worked as a payroll analyst and special projects coordinator for Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Inc. in Orlando for 12 years.  She worked various other jobs until her retirement due to health issues.   

Cathy was very active with her parents in the 503rd Parachute RCT Association World War II for many years.  She was a long-time member of the Apopka Elks Lodge 2422.  One of great pleasures was cooking.  And she was a good cook.  Everyone loved her banana pudding and creamed corn. 

A gathering of friends and family in celebration of her life is being planned for later this summer.


Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Jonathan Aaron Brannen

Jonathan Aaron Brannen, "Aaron" age 41, of Orlando, passed away Friday, March 29th, 2019 at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee. Aaron, also affectionately referred to as "Frogleggs" by his friends, was born  in Orlando, to his parents John and Patricia Brannen. 

He is preceded in death by his mother, father, and his niece, Nikki.  He leaves to cherish his memory, wife Mercedes of Orlando; his children Grayson Brannen and Elise Brannen both of Winter Springs,  sisters Lisa, Kimberley, and Julie; 3 nieces, 4 nephews, 4 great nieces and 1 great nephew. Aaron was a dear friend to those he worked with at Lowe's.

A memorial service will be held at 5:30 PM on Thursday, April 4th, 2019 at New Inspiration Missionary Baptist Church, located at 617 South Lakeview Avenue in Winter Garden, FL with Rev. Bill Robinson officiating.   He was deeply loved.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Amalia Shivana Narine

Amalia Shivana Narine, age 24 of Winter Springs, passed away on March 26, 2019.  She was born in New York, NY the daughter of Marlon and Mahadaie (Ramdath) Narine and was was employed in sales for a computer company.  

Amalia leaves to cherish her memory father, Marlon Narine of New York, mother Annie Byragie and; stepfather Pandit Byragie of Winter Springs; sister Derian  Dandra of Brooklyn, NY and many other relatives and friends.

A traditional Hindu service will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 9:00 am until 11:30 am at Dobbs Funeral Home, followed by the cremation at Metro Crematory located at 750 Bluford Avenue in Ocoee.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Maria L. Provine

Maria L. Provine, age 56, of Casselberry, FL passed away Thursday, March 28th, 2019.   She was born in Honduras,  the daughter of the late Maria (Parma)  and Leonardo  Licona and employed as a CNA in the health profession.  

Maria is preceded in death by her brother Mario Parma (2016) and leaves to cherish her memory husband Robert Provine of Casselberry; sister Gracie Licona of Orlando; two brothers Danny  Licona, of Orlando and Leonardo Licona of Pittsburgh.

The family will be receiving friends on Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm, followed by the funeral service at 3:00 pm in the Henry Chapel of First Baptist Church of Orlando with Pastor Jeff Thompson officiating.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Enoch James Dollison

Enoch James Dollison, age 23,  of Windermere, passed away on March 20, 2019.  He was a lifelong Florida resident born in Orlando to Frank and Margaret (Peacock Dollison.  Enoch was a student. and is survived by his parents of Windermere; step brother Eric Dollison of California and step sister Valerie Dollison of Washington DC.

The family will be receiving friends at 12:00 pm, followed by the funeral service at 1:00 pm on Thursday, March 28, 2019 in the Henry Chapel at First Baptist Church of Orlando.  Interment will follow the funeral service at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Marcia Viola Headley

Marcia Viola Nurse Headley, 72, of Orlando Florida was called home to be with the Lord on Thursday March 7, 2019, surrounded by her loved ones.

Born in the former Canal Zone, Republic of Panama, on January 5, 1947, she was the fifth daughter of the late Clifford A. Nurse and the late Rebecca Nurse Eastman.

She was educated in the Canal Zone schools and graduated from Paraiso High School in 1965. She migrated to the United States in 1967, where she resided in Queens Village New York. On July 17, 1967, she married James Headley and from that union they had four children.

She relocated to Orlando Florida in the late 80’s and was a communicant of St. Andrews Catholic Church where she sang in the choir.  She was an active member of the Caribbean Association and instrumental in establishing the annual Caribbean Carnival Celebration in Orlando and designed and created costumes for La Caribe band.  She held an annual school supply drive and Christmas Toy Drive for the children of the community.

Marcia was a Seamstress, an Interior Decorator, Wedding Planner who designed and created wedding gowns. She designed and created costumes from school and church plays. She loved to travel, entertain, cook, and cater for parties. She was dedicated mother and grandmother not only to her biological children but also to several others who she adopted as hers. The best way to describe her was that she was “Larger than Life” or “The Life of the Party”, when she walked into a room it lit up, a true Diva.

Pre-deceased by her son, Bryan Headley, her husband, James Headley, two sisters, Janice Parrish, and Norma Gordon. She is survived by three children, Marilyn Headley Petty, Derrick Headley, both of Orlando FL, Jennifer Pruden (spouse Scott) of Tallahassee, FL; five grandsons, Jamal Headley, Joshua Petty, Jameson Petty, Knox Pruden II, Samuel Pruden and one granddaughter Rebecca Pruden; five sisters, Diana Nurse of Panama, Leona Nurse of Chapel Hill NC, Doris Couloote of Springfield, MA, Patricia Bennett of Charlottesville, VA,  Yvette Nurse-Parrish (spouse Larry) of Chapel Hill NC; two brothers, Clifford Nurse (spouse Susan) of Springfield MA, and Guillermo Nurse (spouse Kirsa) of Oxford NC, two aunts Rita McCormack of Virginia Beach VA, and Rosa Eastman of Winter Garden, FL, one uncle Joseph Zulvalgo of Panama. She leaves a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends to cherish her memory.

Visitation was held at 11:30a , followed by the Funeral Mass at 12:30 pm at St. Andrew Catholic Church on Friday, March 15, 2019 with Father Bill Gorhing officiating.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Alma A. Redman

Alma A. Redman was born on August 12, 1937 to loving parents Ira Sobers and Fredean Agard.  She was the first girl of 13 children of which 4 survived.  She attended school in Barbados, finishing High School and going on to Secondary School of shorthand and typing, while continuing her skills of sewing.  She married Neville Redman and became the mother of two children, Junior and Juanne.

Alma migrated to Canada in 1965 and remained there for 4 years.  She moved to the United States in 1970 where she worked as a domestic servant.  She relocated to New York City and began work at New York Hospital as a Diet Aide.  Alma later moved to Florida in 1988 and worked at Florida Hospital in the food service department as a Diet Aide until she retired at age 65 in 2002.

In 1989, Alma joined Central Church of God and was an active member for over 30 years.  She was a member of the choir, served as a Sunday School Assistant, Treasurer, was a member of the Prison Ministry, Prayer Ministry to name a few and was ordained as a Deacon.  She dedicated herself to the service of the church by chauffeuring others to and from church and other venues until she became extremely ill.  Everyone knew Alma as a fighter and said that she had nine lives, like a cat, except Alma had 999 lives.

On March 2, 2019, Ms. Alma left this world around 9:45 am at Health Central Hospital.  She leaves behind her son, Junior; daughter Juanne; son-in-law Junior Hall; sisters Elsie and Evadney; grandchildren Nichele and Jovon; great grandchild Carlos; nieces Gail, Tanya and Wendy;  nephews Tyrone, Antonne (Andrew), Chris, Andrew, David, Curtis, and Nigel; deceased brother Clyde; lots of cousins and a host of relatives and friends.  She will be greatly missed.

The family will be receiving friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home on Friday, March 8, 2019.  The funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm at Faith Cathedral Deliverance Center, located at 4425 N. Powers Drive, Orlando on Saturday, March 9, 2019.  Interment will follow the service at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  

         The Kingdom Church
1400 N. Nowell Street
Orlando, Florida 32808

Monday, March 4, 2019

Markel Ray Noah

Markel Ray Noah, age 62, of Groveland, FL passed away Friday, March 1st, 2019. 

Mark was born in Montgomery, Alabama on April 25, 1956. He retired from the Florida Highway Patrol, Troop K, after 25 ½ years of dedicated service. Mark was an active member and children’s Sunday School teacher with his wife, Joy, for many years at their home church, Church at the Cross.

Mark was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Myrtle Eloise Porter, his brother, Mike Noah, and parents Earl Noah and Janice Noah.

Mark is survived by his beloved wife of 37 ½ years, Joy Noah; his children, Nikki and Griffin Bird, Kristi and Caleb Collins, and Luke Noah; grandson, Noah Jonathan; and grandson-to-be, Porter Silas. Mark is also survived by his sister, Lynn Pomas; brother, Tony (Cheryl) Noah; father-in-law Paul (Anita) Porter; aunt, Dean Marlow; aunt, Verona (Larry) DeLoach; sisters-in-law, Barbara Noah, Lisa (Stan) Nusbickel, Toni (Rick) Nicalek, Jan Brown; brother-in-law, Rick Porter. Along with numerous beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Please join his family in a Celebration of Mark’s Life on Saturday, March 9th, 2019, at Church at the Cross, located at 700 Good Homes Boulevard, Orlando with Pastor Clayton Cloer officiating.
The family will begin receiving friends at 9:30 am, followed by a celebration ceremony at 11:00 am. Interment to follow the ceremony at Winter Garden Cemetery, located at 13636 Lake Butler Boulevard, Winter Garden with Reverend David Shofner officiating. After interment, family and friends are invited to share their favorite memories of Mark during a light reception at Church at the Cross.

Pallbearers will be Luke Noah, Griffin Bird, Caleb Collins, Tony Noah, Scott Noah, Jason Klawitter, Travis Noah, Robin Noah, and Aaron Noah.

The family requests in lieu of flowers donations can be made to one of the following:  National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund at or Concerns of Police Survivors -

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13

The funeral service will be live streamed at:

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Desiree Ali

Desiree Ali, age 55, passed away on Monday, February 25, 2019 at Health Central Hospital.  She was born in Georgetown, Guyana, the daughter of Harry and Beryl (Rampaud) Persaud.  She was employed as a teacher in the school system.

Desiree leaves to cherish her memory, husband Farouk Ali of Orlando; daughters Shameeza Embroy of Deltona; Shazeela Ali, Fazeela Ali, Nafeeza Ali all of Orlando; and 5 grandchildren.  

The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home from 9:30 until 10:30 am on Friday, March 1,2019.   The funeral Mass will be held at St. Andrew Catholic Church at 11:00 am. with Father Leo Hodges officiating.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Richard Joseph Laur

Richard Joseph Laur, age 93, of Orlando, passed away Sunday, February 17th, 2019 at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee,  Richard was born in Baltimore, MD,  son of the late Lena (Potthast)  and Richard A. Laur.  He retired from the U.S. Air Force .

Richard leaves to cherish his memory, two daughters Mary Paulus  and Carolyn Iannone, both of Apopka; five sons Richard Laur, II, of Gotha; Steven Laur, of Merrit Island; David Laur, of Apopka; Michael Laur, of Altamonte Springs; Robert Laur, of Longwood;  20 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Dobbs Funeral Home from 7:00 until 9:00 pm.  The funeral mass will be held on Friday, February 22, 2019 at St. Andrew Catholic Church at 10:00 am with Father Leo Hodges officiating.  Interment will follow the mass at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Joyce Dolores McGregor

Joyce Dolores McGregor passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 4:20 pm in Orlando, Florida. Joyce was born on November 22, 1939 to the late Lurlean Louisa McKinney and Ivan White in Guabito, Panama. She was the eldest child of three and known to her siblings and friends as “Cutie”.

In 1960, Joyce arrived in New York where she began her career in healthcare. She was married in 1965 and had three daughters, Denise, Maxine, and Antonette. The family moved to Florida in the mid 70’s where she found a rewarding career in childcare. In Florida, Joyce positively impacted the lives of many with her kindness and loving spirit. She was an active member of Abundant Life Church, a business owner, director of a preschool in Orlando, and was determined to get her high school diploma, which she achieved at the age of 70.

God guided Joyce home to be with Him where she will no longer have pain and suffering. We are so blessed and honored to have had her in our lives and she will live eternally in our hearts. Joyce was born on Thanksgiving and passed away around a holiday of love. She is predeceased by her daughter, Denise (2012), and her brother, Enrique (2018). She is survived by her daughters, Maxine and Antonette, granddaughters, Nicole, Kayla, and Meagan, great-granddaughters, Aaliyah and A’Lani, her sister, Shirley, and a host of nieces, cousins, and other relatives and sorrowing friends. Rest In Peace.

The family will be receiving friends from 3:00 until 4:00 pm on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  The funeral service will follow at 4:30 pm with Reverend Craig Daugherty officiating. 

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Charles Milward Nash

Charles Milward Nash passed away Thursday, February 14, 2019. He was a loving husband, devoted father, grandfather and caring friend to all who knew him. Charlie was born in Geneva, Alabama on August 31, 1926, to the late Lee Hayes Nash and Wilkie Register Nash. He is preceded in death by Mary Louise Nash, his loving wife of 58 wonderful years. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Jacksonville. Charlie is survived by his son William (Edna) Nash; daughter Mary (Cliff) Shepard; son Lee Nash; grandchildren Tyler Shepard, Morgan (Bryan) Traficante, and Spencer Shepard; cousin Sylvia Bruce Stone; brother-in-law Ray Wagner; sister-in-law Nancy Jones and many nieces and nephews. The funeral will be a graveside service conducted by Rev. Russell T. Belcher at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, February 18, 2019, at Woodlawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home, 400 Woodlawn Cemetery Road, Gotha, FL 34734. The route to the gravesite will be marked with signs upon entering the cemetery property at the main entrance. In lieu of flowers please make donations to First United Methodist Church of Jacksonville, 225 East Duval Street, Jacksonville FL, 32202.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

William Addison Call

William (Bill) A. Call, age 81, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at his home in Orlando. He was born January 25, 1938, in New Albany Indiana to Hobert and Frankie Call.  He was a graduate of New Albany High School class of 1956. After a short stent at Purdue University, he was drafted into the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1968.  He married Cynthia (Tucker) Call on June 13, 1970.  William worked as a mechanical engineer with ABC controls where he designed HVAC control systems for large buildings like the Orange County Convention Center.  Bill was a family man who loved spending time with his wife and children.  Bill had a great sense of humor and loved telling jokes to anyone who would listen.  He was an active member of his church where for many years he donated a lot his time.  He had a kind heart and loved helping others. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia; sons Randy (age 43) and Chris (age 41); daughter Cathy (age 38); and grandchildren Austin (age 18), Caleb (age 17), Alyssa (age 8) and Brandon (age 6). 

Family, friends, and other whose lives Bill touched are invited to the Church at the Cross, 700 Good Homes Road, Orlando.  Viewing begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by a service at 11:00 a.m. to honor his life.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Mrs. Kathryn Fisher Henry

Kathryn Fisher Henry, age 100, wife of deceased husband James William Henry, entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ January 31,2019. Kathryn accepted Jesus as her personal Savior at the age of nine and had the unique joy of being baptized with her father at the Hopewell Baptist Church in Robertson County. In later years she worked in Sunday School with students and loved being a part of God’s forever family. She was a member of First Baptist Church Hendersonvillle, Tennessee.

She was born in Springfield, Tennessee, to the late Marshall and Hazel Pope Fisher. Kathryn received her high school degree from Orlinda High School and Draughns Business College. Her secretarial skills led her to work as a part time secretary at Belmont University, and later as church secretary at First Baptist of Nashville Eastland and Dalewood churches. She also worked as Media Buyer for Culbertson, King, and Condiles Advertising and in Retail and Special Events at Gaylord Opryland Hotel.

Kathryn is survived by her brother Jack Fisher of Springfield ,two sons, Jim (Jeanette) Henry of Orlando Florida and Joe (Kim) Henry of Nashville; five grandchildren ; eleven great-grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers for Kathryn are Danny de Armas, Asa de Armas, Seth de Armas ,Stan Campbell, Mike Henry, David Henry, James B. Henry III, Trey Henry, and Will Henry. Honorary pallbearers are Bill Carey, Walt Robinson, Steve Smith, George Aust, Bob Clement, Bruce Corbin, Ron Jackson, and Harris Scott.
In lieu of flowers Kathryn has requested gifts to be given to the Henry-Sturgeon Preaching Scholarship Endowment at Gateway Baptist Theological Seminary,3210 E. Guasti Road, Ontario California 91761-8642; or Missions Ministry at First Baptist Church 106 Bluegrass Commons Blvd, Hendersonville TN 37075 ,or your favorite charity.

The family will greet friends on Friday night, February 8th, from 6 PM till 9 PM at Spring Hill Funeral Home located at 5110 Gallatin Pike, Nashville. The celebration of Kathryn Henry’s life will be at Saturday, February 9th, at 10:30 at First Baptist Church, Hendersonville, TN. Burial will follow in the historic Spring Hill Cemetery.

Our family is grateful to God for a century of the blessed life of Kathryn Fisher Henry (MiMi).

Arrangements entrusted to Spring Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery, 5110 Gallatin Pike, Nashville, TN 37216, 615-208-2161.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Jeanette Sue Henry

Orlando, Florida - Jeanette Sue Sturgeon Henry, age 79, wife of Pastor James “Brother Jim” Henry, went home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ February 4, 2019, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s.

Jeanette was born February 22, 1939, in Glasgow, Kentucky, to the late Samuel and Bertha Mae Sturgeon. She earned her high school diploma from Hiseville High School.  After high school, Jeanette attended Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky where she met Jim during her freshmen year of 1957.  They married on December 27, 1959, and shortly thereafter they moved to New Orleans so Jim could attend New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. She later graduated Cum Laude from Belmont University in 1969, all while caring for three children and her husband!!
Jeanette accepted Jesus as her personal Savior and was baptized at the age of 9 during Vacation Bible School at Salem Baptist Church, Cave City, Kentucky.

For nearly 60 years, Jeanette was a pastor’s wife.  This journey took them to churches in Mississippi, Tennessee and Florida.  Jeanette possessed a graceful strength in her role as a pastor’s wife that earned her the love and admiration of the people they pastored from the smallest churches in Mississippi to the largest church in Orlando, Florida.  She was a unique blend of “blue grass and classical” that allowed her to connect with people from all walks of life.

Jeanette always found a place to make her mark in ministry alongside Jim’s pastoring.  She worked with children, cooked thousands of meals and led a large Sunday School class for adults during her years of ministry.  She was probably best known for her love of teaching the Bible.  The impact of her teaching still lingers in the lives of hundreds who are still members at First Baptist Church Orlando or have scattered to other churches around the country.  She also spoke at women’s events and pastors’ wives’ events around the country.  Her legacy can be marked by her receiving the Willie Turner Dawson Award for "distinct denominational contribution beyond the local church."

Jeanette’s dearest love, after Jesus and Jim, was her children and she devoted herself to their care with her time, attention, participation and unconditional love. She was fiercely committed to ensuring that her children did not grow up with the usual pressures that are often placed on pastors’ children.  She guarded and protected their freedom to be the children, teenagers and eventually, the adults that God created them to be.  She was always the voice of reason and the source of stability and strength for her family in the whirlwind of their exciting life!

Jeanette is survived by her husband of 60 years, Jim Henry and three children: Kate (Ira) Campbell, Betsy (Danny) de Armas, and Jim II (Tammy) Henry.  She has 5 grandsons: Trey Henry and Will (Leah) Henry in Nashville, TN; Caleb (Cali) de Armas in Ft. Benning, GA; Seth (Catherine) de Armas and Asa (Kinsey) de Armas in Orlando, FL.  She also has 5 great-grandchildren: Shiloh, Belle and Theodore de Armas (Caleb and Cali), SusanJane de Armas (Asa and Kinsey), Sturgeon de Armas (Seth and Catherine). Brothers Bobby Sturgeon of Cave City and Larry Sturgeon of Washington DC. 
Pallbearers for Jeanette are: Caleb de Armas, Seth de Armas, Trey Henry, Asa de Armas, Will Henry and Shiloh de Armas.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested gifts to be given to the Henry-Sturgeon Presidential Preaching Scholarship Endowment at Gateway Baptist Theological Seminary,3210 E. Guasti Road, Ontario California 91761-8642; The First Academy Student Scholarship Fund, 2667 Bruton Blvd, Orlando, FL 32805; or the Jeanette Henry Ministers’ Wives Endowment Fund care of the First Orlando Foundation, 3000 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando, FL 32805

The family will greet friends Friday, February 15th, from 6 PM until 9 PM at First Baptist Orlando’s Henry Chapel located at 3000 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando, FL 32805. The celebration of Jeanette Henry's life will be Saturday, February 16th, at 1:00 PM at First Baptist Orlando, FL, 3000 S. John Young Pkwy, Orlando, FL.  Doors open at 12:30 PM.  The service will be streamed live at

A brief service at the chapel with burial to follow will take place in the historic Spring Hill Cemetery, Nashville, TN on Monday, February 18, at 11 AM. 

Arrangements entrusted to Dobbs Funeral Home, Orlando, FL and Spring Hill Cemetery, Nashville, TN.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Justin Levi Milroy

Justin Levi Milroy of Clermont, FL
February 12th 1999 to January 27th 2019. 

On Sunday morning, he peacefully died of unknown causes. 

He is survived by his parents Jeff and Kathy (Worsham) Milroy. Older sister Kayla, older brothers Jayson and Kyle. Twin brother Jared, and younger brother Keenan. 

Justin was a homeschool graduate who enjoyed playing football, baseball, and basketball at Central Florida Christian Academy. In all spheres of his life, Justin impacted many with his servants heart. He loved well. 

He took pride in his work as a custom boathouse and dock builder in the local community. Justin was passionate about living out his faith in Jesus Christ. He loved time with his family,  and especially cherished his girlfriend and best friend Aimee. 

Services will be held on Saturday February 2nd, at Church at the Cross (700 Good Homes Rd. Orlando FL)   Friends and family will be received beginning at 12:30pm. Service to follow at 2pm. 

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.