Saturday, December 31, 2011

Kathy Lawrence

Kathy Lawrence, age 52 of Orlando, passed away Thursday, December 29th, 2011. Kathy was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania the daughter of Laura (Heisey) and John Moats. She was employed as a real estate broker. Kathy leaves to cherish her memory, parents John and Laura Moats; husband Scott Lawrence; daughter Heather Ruhle; son Timothy Lawrence; brother Keith Moats and grandson Chase Ruhle. A family gathering and service will be held at Dobbs Funeral Home from 4:00 until 8:00 pm on Wednesday, January 4th, 2012.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Annette McIver James Barnard

Annette McIver James Barnard (Anne), age 65 of Orlando, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2011. Anne was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, to Annette McIver and Theodore Sage James, Jr. Anne was a graduate of Plant High School (Tampa, FL) - class of 1964 and attended Wesleyan College (Macon, GA) for three years.

Anne worked her entire life in the field of insurance as a Customer Service Representative and an agent. The majority of her time was spent at Cooper, Simms, Nelson & Mosley Insurance, sun State Insurance, and finally, Hugh Cotton Insurance, where she worked for nearly 25 years. She enjoyed her work, as it allowed her to interact with many people who she considered not just customers, but friends. Many of them considered her to be a treasure as well, due to her attention to detail and her concern that all of their needs be met to the best of her ability.

Anne spent her time reading mysteries voraciously and loving her cats. She loved the beauty of the NC mountains, especially the waterfalls. She also had quite the green thumb - especially with African violets. The wind chimes she collected will lead to fond memories stirring with every breeze that passes by.

Anne is survived by her daughter, Barbara Annette Barnard, also of Orlando, and several cousins. She also leaves behind two very spoiled cats. She was predeceased by her parents and her brother, Theodore S. James, III.

Anne will be interred in the family plot in Charlotte, NC. As would be her desire, only a small graveside service will be held at interment. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to Hospice of the comforter, which provided such wonderful comfort and care for her in her final days.

Gone yet not forgotten,

Although we are apart,

Your spirit lives within me,

Forever in my heart.

Richard Patrick Gibbs

Richard Patrick Gibbs, 73 of Ocoee passed away on Thursday, December 22nd, 2011. Richard was born in Georgetown, Guyana, the son of Percy and Sophie Gibbs. He was an agricultural business owner and member of Metro West Church of the Nazarene in Orlando, the prayer group, board member and usher. Richard leaves to cherish his memory, wife Adele (Sukrajh) Gibbs; daughter Anna (Deonarine) Lallbeharry; three sons David (Georgin) Gibbs, Michael Gibbs and Elroy Rohoman; 10 grandchildren Christopher Gibbs, Stephanie Diaram, Ryan Lallbeharry, Daniel Gibbs, Renee Gibbs, Steven Lallbeharry, Michele Gibbs, Ricahrd Rohoman, Raul Rohoman, Shonny Rohoman; 2 great-grandchildren, Michael Gibbs, Nathaniel Gibbs; and 2 brothers, Major Gibbs and Roy Gibbs. The family will be receiving friends on Friday, December 30th, 2011 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm followed by the funeral service at 1:00 pm at Metro West Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Ronald Benjamin officiating. Interment will be at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Mangaroo Suamber

Mangaroo Suamber age 93 of Orlando, passed away on December 6th, 2011. Mr. Suamber was born in Nonpareil, Guyana the son of Suamber and Rajwantia. He moved to Central Florida from New York in 1990 and was employed in agriculture as a farmer. He is predeceased by his first wife Ramkalia Suajber (1985). Mangaroo leaves to cherish his memory, wife Jass Suamber of Orlando; 2 sons Sookhraj Mangru of Atlanta, Babu Mangru of Port St. John; 4 daughters Janak Dularie Surujdeen of New Jersey, Socilla Ramlagan of Orlando, Gangoritie Seeteram of Bronx, NY, Mohanie Prashad of Queens; daughters-in-law Sampati Mangru of Atlanta, Sumintra Mangru of New York, Betty Mangru of Port St. John; 39 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren and 22 great-great grandchildren. Mr. Suamber was loved by his wife Jass, children, grand, great and great-great grandchildren, in laws and all his other family. The family will be receiving friends with traditional on Thursday, December 8th, 2011 from 5-9 pm, at Dobbs Funeral Home and a Traditional Hindu Service on Friday, December 9th, 2011 from 9:30 - 11:30 am followed by cremation at Metro Crematory.

Georgette Eliabeth Lamarque

Georgette Elizabeth Lamarque, age 98 passed away on Thursday, December 1st, 2011. Georgette was born in Jacmel, Haiti on September 15, 1913 and was the daughter of Elise and Rocher Alexandre. She was married to Rodolphe Lamarque and had five children; Margaret, Kettly, Carole, Lesly (bob), Marie Rosemonde and her adopted daughter Nadine. She left ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She was a very reserved housewife that raised her children with honorable values and taught them to stand tall with strength in front of adversity. Georgia never complained about anything and always accepted things as they were. She was a good Christian that believed that the path to God is the only path to follow. Georgette went home to God on December 1st, 2011 surrounded by her children. The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Friday, December 9th, 2011 and on Saturday, December 10th, 2011 from 8:45 - 9:45 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, following visitation at St. Andrew Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow the service at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Emmett C. Owens, Jr., P.E.

Emmett C. Owens, Jr., P.E. age 78 passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2011. Emmett was born in Jacksonville, Florida the son of Emmett C. and Eva Belle (Collins) Owens, Sr. He graduated from the University of Miami, was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity, a veteran of the US Army during the Korean War and member of The American Society of Civil Engineers. During his engineering career he was the chief site engineer for the Orlando International Airport and worked on large engineering projects both in the US and overseas. He enjoyed the outdoors hunting, fishing and camping. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 55 years Arnene Q. Owens three sons, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Emmett will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida at 11:00 am on December 20, 2011. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to: Wounded Warrior Outdoors, 1041 Crown park Circle, Winter Garden, FL 34787.

Cecil Donnelle Mills

Cecil "Buddy" Mills age 75 of Orlando lost his life on December 3, 2011. He was born on May 24, 1936 i Columbus, Georgia. For the past year and a half, Buddy and his son Brian Clinebell battled cancer together. Brian lost his battle in September of 2011 and Buddy has now joined him in heaven. He leaves behind his loving wife of 37 years, Janice; his children Carolyn (Jimmy) Goodwin, Linda Klein, Sandy Clinebell, Monica Garnett; Michael and Jimmy Mills; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his children, Missy, Mark, Joanne and Brian. Buddy was the owner of Budget Fence. Over the years, through his company, he met many wonderful people that became lifelong friendships. He was blessed with their friendship because he was a good friend himself. Visitation will be at 1 pm Saturday, December 10, 2011 followed by funeral services at 2 pm at North Powers Drive Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Cemetery.

Timothy Michael Butt

Timothy Michael Butt age 46 of Orlando, Florida passed away Sunday, December 4th, 2011. Timothy was born in Stuttgart, Germany, the son of Marguerite (Ryan) and the late Louis Milton Butt. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Orlando and employed as an insurance salesman. He leaves to cherish his memory mother Marguerite Ryan of Tampa; wife Michelle (Bodoia) Butt of Orlando; two sons Ryan Michael and Anthony Michael Butt of Orlando; three sisters Kathleen (Bob) Spooner of Tampa, Melisa (Glenn) Campbell of Leesburg, Sharon (Dennis) Henderson of Scottsdale AZ; brother Pat Ryan of Brooksville, FL; and granddaughter Kendall Jane Bender of Orlando. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Family Catholic Church, Orlando at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 10th, 2011 with Father Martin Gerber officiating. The family will be receiving friends one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Timothy's name to Central Florida Youth Football Association,

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Elizabeth Margaret Parker

Elizabeth Margaret Parker, age 82 of Winter Garden, Florida, passed away on Monday, November 14th, at her home. Elizabeth was born in San Antonio, FL the daughter of the late Mamie (Whiting) and John Burger, one of seven siblings. She was employed as a keyboard operator at Martin Marietta now known as Lockheed Martin. Elizabeth is predeceased by husband Harold Jeff Parker who she was married to for over 50 years and her daughter Deborah Sweat. She leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Suzanne Morris of Winter Garden; Cheryl Parker of Arlington, Virginia; grandchildren Jessica, Ashley, Meghan, Michael and 5 great-grandchildren. The family will be receiving friends from 10:30 - 11:00a on Saturday, November 19th, 2011 at Dobbs Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00a with Father Moacir Balen officiating. Interment will be at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Michael David Parsons, II

Michael David Parsons II, age 30 of Deland, Florida passed away on Sunday, November 13th, 2011. Michael was a lifelong Floridian, born in Orlando Florida the son of Michael D. and Deborah (Plummer) Parsons, Sr. He was employed in Construction. He leaves to cherish his memory, parents Michael and Deborah Parsons of Deland; two daughters Mikayla Faye Parsons of Deltona; Natalia Jasmine Parsons of Tampa; three sons Micah Leo Parsons of Deltona, Coleman Michael Parsons of Winter Park and Michael David Parsons, III of Deltona; two sisters Alisa Crownover of Altamonte Springs, Marissa Jones of Deland; and many sorrowing relatives and friends. Public visitation will be held on Friday, November 18th, 2011 from 12:00p until 2:00 pm, followed by the funeral service at 2:00p with Pastor Paul Williams from Orlando Worship Center officiating.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Esther Julia Federico

Esther Julia Federico age 86 of Orlando, passed away on Sunday, November 6th, 2011. Esther was born in Providence, Rhode Island the daughter of the late Flora (Salzillo) and Thomas Petteruti. She was a homemaker and member of Holy Family Catholic Church of Orlando. She leaves to cherish her memory husband Eleuterio Federico; son Thomas Federico; daughter Juliane Byrd; 3 nieces; 1 nephew and 7 grandchildren. The family will be receiving friends on Sunday, November 13th, 2011 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Family Catholic Church on Monday, November 13th, 2011 at 10;00 am, followed by Interment at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Ann Marie Keidser

Ann Marie Keidser age 50 passed away on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 in Orlando. Ann was born in Pomona, California the daughter of William and Patricia (Nolder) Millard. She was the owner of a commercial pool maintenance company and a member of the Orange County Canine Association. Ann leaves to cherish her memory parents William and Patricia Millard of Grand Cayman; husband Curtis Keidser of Orlando; stepson Maxwell Wichman of Orlando; sons Zachary and Jaxson Keidser both of Orlando; sisters Elizabeth (Mike) Judith and Barbara (Paul) Logan both of Orlando. Funeral services are pending.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Thomas Peter Sharkey

Thomas Peter Sharkey, age 54 of Apopka, Florida, passed away on Monday, October 31st, 2011. Thomas was born in Dayton, Ohio the son of Emily (Jones) and the late Thomas Palmer Sharkey. He was employed as Chief Photojournalist at WWSB-TV Channel 7 in Sarasota, and Photographer/Sports Photographer at WFTV Channel 9 in Orlando. He received the 2007 NPPA Region 6 Photojournalist of the year award and over 30 other national and regional awards including 8 Emmy awards. Thomas leaves to cherish his memory, mother Emily Sharkey of Dayton, Ohio; wife Vicki (Bienkowski) Sharkey of Apopka; three daughters, Erin (Matt) Fisher of Havlock, North Carolina; Rebecca Smith of Orlando; Jennifer Sharkey of Apopka; sister Barbara (Bob) Shook of Ohio; and grandson Brayden Fisher of Havlock, North Carolina. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, November 6th, 2011 at Dobbs Funeral Home with Pastor Thomas Hensley, officiating.

Alfred Wayne Driesback

Alfred Wayne Driesback, age 90 of Orlando, passed away Friday October 28th, 2011. Mr. Driesback was born in Lynn, Massachusetts the son of the late Helen Gertrude (McNabb) and Jay Wayne Driesback. He was a retired veteran serving in the United Army and Air Force. Mr. Driesback leaves to cherish his memory two daughters, Helen Gonet of Oviedo, Linda Coffman of England; two sons Alfred W. Driesback, Jr. , of Lynn Massachusetts, Michael Driesback of Amesbury, Massachusetts; two sisters, Helen Driesback of Salem, Massachusetts, Ann LeBlanc of Peabody, Massachusetts; 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson. The family will be receiving friends from 9;30 - 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011. The funeral service will follow visitation at 10:30 a.m. with interment at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida at 1:30 pm with full military honors.

Teresa Dawn Wisehart

Teresa Dawn Wisehart, age 56 of Gotha, Florida passed away on Monday, October 31st, 2011. Teresa was born in Muncie, Indiana the daughter of William and Anna (Keith) Golliher. She moved to Central Florida in 1987 and was employed as a computer analyst in a construction company. Teresa leaves to cherish her memory, mother Anna Golliher of Ocoee; husband Ric Wisehart of Gotha and sister Sally Golliher of Ocoee. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be sent to St. Jude's Children Research


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Yolanda Spagnolo Farinon

Mrs. Yolanda Spagnolo Farinon age 90 of Orlando passed away on Saturday, October 22nd in Ocoee. She was born in North Adams, Massachusetts the daughter of the late Josephine (Rocco) and Antonio Spagnola. She was a homemaker and faithful member of St. Andrew Catholic Church. She is predeceased by her husband Orlando Farinon who passed away on August 9th, 2010. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 8:30 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church on Monday, October 31st, 2011 with Father Joseph Bellerieve Officiating.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Eric David Sebastian James

Mr. Eric David Sebastian James was born in St. Georges, Grenada, West Indies, on December 16, 1932. Eric grew up in Grenada and graduated at the Presentation College in St. Georges Grenada. Eric had different nick names. One of his most affectionate is "Buddy:Buddy" Eric is loved by everyone he came in contact with and leaves a very good lasting impression. In Grenada Eric was a teacher at the Beaulieu Catholic School. He went and joined Granbys' Stores and then British American Insurance Company. Eric became a leader in all his endeavors in Grenada and then left for the United States where he joined the United Nations team in New York. Eric continued his education at Brooklyn College in New York and graduated. Eric met his wife Gertrude Mitchell and was married for forty years. Eric responded to the call to duty for the United Nations Field Operation Office in Cambodia when that part of the world became one of the most unsafe places to be. he served for a number of years and had a wealth of experience to share with friends and family. As a sport Eric took up hunting and knew every river, ravine, mountain and valley in Grenada. Eric was quite a marksman with his hunting rifle. Eric retired from the United Nations and moved to Florida with his wife Gertrude. After retirement, Eric could not stand not being productive; her therefore joined the Rosen Hotel and Resorts team in Orlando, Florida and became a model employee. Eric leaves behind his wife Gertrude, three daughters Yolande, Eileen, and Constance and two sons Lincoln and Louis. He had eight grandchildren and four great-grand children. The family will be receiving friends from 6 - 8 pm on Thursday, October 20th, 2011 at Dobbs Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 21st, 2011 at St. Andrew Catholic Church followed by interment at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Carlos Socarras

Carlos Socarras, 33 of Orlando, died Friday October 14, 2001. Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 on Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 5900 Oleander Drive, Orlando, FL 32807. Graveside services will be following the Mass at Chapel Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are with Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 N. Kirkman Rd, Orlando FL 32811, 407-578-7720. Survivors include his son Logan; stepson A.J. Avriett and wife Lisa; parrents Carlos and Margarita Socarras ; uncle Raul and Aunt Esther; grandmother Esperanza Socarras and in laws Jimmy and Shirley Dusek.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Gene E. Pruett

Gene E. Pruett went to be with his Lord on Thursday, October 13, 2011 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born April 11, 1939 in Mt. Airy, North Carolina to E.P. and Blanche Pruett. He came to Orlando in 1962 where he was stationed at McCoy Air Force Base. After being discharged, he owned Caldwell Mower Sales and Service and in his later years did home repair and maintenance work. He was a volunteer fireman for Pine Castle Fire Department and later an Orange County Fire Commissioner. He was an active member at First Baptist Church of Pine Castle, later at Downtown Baptist Church and was currently a member at First Baptist Church of Central Florida. He served as a deacon, usher and Sunday School Teacher. He was very involved in mission work, having been to Brazil, Haiti and Hawaii to help build churches and schools, and went to Oneida Baptist Institute in Kentucky each summer for over 15 years. He loved to help in Bible School at Central Florida. He is survived by his wife Cecelia, sons Greg (Vicky) and Steve (Laura) two grandchildren Courtney and Cody and two step grandchildren, Nicole and Paige in addition to his father and brother Gary both of Mt. Airy, North Carolina. He is predeceased by his mother and a sister, Janice Lynn. Visitation will be at Dobbs Funeral Home from 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 with funeral services at First Baptist Church of Central Florida at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, October 19th, 2011. In lieu of flowers, Gene requested that donations be made to Oneida Baptist Institute, Box 67, Oneida, Kentucky 40972.

Monday, October 3, 2011

David Fleming Bryant

David Fleming Bryant (6/29/39 to 10/1/11) lived a life of adventure and sacrifice. He served as a veteran of foreign wars with the US Navy. He then selflessly served his family for the next 37 years as a long haul trucker with Consolidated Freightways. He was preceded in death by his mother Doris, his father C. Clyde and brother Clyde Jr. David leaves his beloved wife Janet of 47 years, his daughter Lorie and sons David, Michael, Jeffrey (Brandi), grandchildren Chris, Ashley, Austin, Tate, Ty, Tori, Gavin, Malaina and Jeffrey Maxwell. Mass will be held at Resurrection Catholic Church, Wednesday, October 5th in Winter Garden, FL at 8:00 a.m., blessing of the ashes and military honors following. In lieu of flowers please donate to

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Angel Rafael Colon

Angel Rafael Colon, age 95 of Orlando, passed away on Thursday, September 29th at his residence. Angel was born in Orocovis, Puerto Rico, the son of the late Maria (Ortiz) and Julio Colon. He retired from the United States Army and was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church. He leaves to cherish his memory, wife Rosaura (Lopez) Colon of Orlando; daughter Lucy Hendricks of Potts Camp, Mississippi; three sons Angel Colon, Jr., of Orlando, Carlos (Gladys) Colon of Ocoee, Rafael Colon of Orlando; sister Josefa Rubero of New York; brother Jose Colon of Casselberry; 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. The family will be receiving friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm on Monday, October 3rd, 2011 at Dobbs Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Interment will be at 1:30 p.m. at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Brian Cecil Clinebell

44 years ago, a little blue-eyed boy named Brian Cecil Clinebell was born in Orlando. On September 18, 2011 Brian passed away as a result of his battle with cancer. His family and friends were by his side when he drifted off. He is survived by his parents, Janice and Buddy Mills; grandmother Rachel Collins-Perry; siblings Linda and Sandy, as well as Carolyn, Michael, Jimmy and Monica; and his niece and nephew Kaydi and Kalen. He is preceded in death by his father, Cecil Clinebell and siblings, Mark, Joanne and Missy. Brian could accomplish anything he set his mind to do. He lived for and loved his family and friends. Brian graduated from Evans High School and still remained close with many of his friends from school. He believed and saw the good in everyone. He loved football (especially the Gators), Nascar racing, theme parks, wrestling and just hanging out with his friends. He died as he lived, every one's friend. Brian's life would seem too short to many, but those who were with him at the end of his precious life knew he fought to the end. We all wish we had one more HUG & one more laugh with him but if he could say something to us it would be, "Don't cry, I'm Free and guess what I am not in any more Pain". We will miss his voice, his touch, his kindness, his understanding and his love. In our hearts a memory will always be kept and we will never forget. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 11:00 at Powers Drive Baptist Church, 3311 N. Powers Drive, Orlando FL.

Oh yeah one more thing, just a little note for my family and friends.

To My Dearest Family

Some things I'd like to say but first of all to let you know that I arrived okay. I'm writing this from Heaven where I dwell with God above where there's no more tears or sadness there is just eternal love. Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night. That day I had to leave you when my life on Earth was through God picked me up and hugged me and He said I welcome you. It's good to have you back again you were missed while you were gone as for your dearest family they'll be here later on. I need you here so badly as part of My big plan, there's so much that we have to do to help our mortal man. then god gave me a list of things He wished for me to do and foremost on that list of mine is to watch and care for you. And I will be beside you every day and week and year and when you're sad I'm standing there to wipe away the tear. and when you lie in bed at night the days chores put to flight God and I are closest to you in the middle of the night. when you think of my life on Earth and all those loving years because you're only human they are bound to bring you tears. But do not be afraid to cry it does relieve the pain remember there would be no flowers unless there was some rain. I wish that I could tell you of all that God has planned, but if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand. but one thing is for certain though my life on Earth is o're, I am closer to you now than I ever was before. and to my very many friends trust god knows what is best, I'm still not far away from you, I'm just beyond the crest. There are rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb but together we can do it taking one day at a time. It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too that as you give unto the world so the World will give to you. If you can help somebody who is in sorrow or in pain, then you can say to God at night my day was not in vain. And now I am contented that my life it was worthwhile knowing as I passed along the way I made somebody smile. so if you meet somebody who is down and feeling low, just lend a hand to pick him up as on your way you go. When you are walking down the street and you've got me on your mind, I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind. and when you feel the gentle breeze or the wind upon your face, that's me giving you a great big hug or just a soft embrace. and when it's time for you to go from that body to be free, remember you're not going, you are coming here to me. and I will always love you from that land way up above, Will be in touch again soon. P.S. God sends His love.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Rev. Frederick Cecil Petty

Rev. Frederick Cecil Petty, age 98 of Altamonte Springs, Florida passed away on Friday, September 16th, 2011 at Hospice of the Comforter. Rev. Petty was born in Dozier, Alabama the son of George Washington and Mattie Lou (Rotton) Petty. He moved to Central Florida from Pittsburgh, Kansas in 1975. He was a member of Forest Lake Seventh Day Adventist Church and was a minster. He leaves to cherish his memory, son Dr. Frederick C. (Barbara) Petty of Omaha, Nebraska; daughter Sharon (Larry) Wolcott of Altamonte Springs, Florida; sisters Ovida Pattee of Belingham , Washington, Voncile Purviance of Okeechobee, Florida, Lois Knutsen of Smith River, California and 4 grandchildren. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 24th, 2011 in Bullock County, Alabama. Interment will be at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery.

Robert Ray Burnard

Robert Ray Burnard, age 61 of Orlando passed away on Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 in Ocoee, Florida. Robert was born in Hillsboro, Wisconsin the son of Clarence Ray and Eva (Lewis) Burnard. He was employed as a diesel engine mechanic. He leaves to cherish his memory, son Christopher Burnard of Chicago, Illinois and brother Daniel Burnard of Colubus, Wisconsin. Services will be held in Colubus, Wisconsin.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Inderpatty Ramnarine

Inderpatty Ramnarine age 60 of Orlando, passed away on Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 at home with her family by her side. Mrs. Ramnarine was born in Berbice, Guyana, the daughter of the late Rajdai and Joseph Anderson. She was a homemaker. She is predeceased by her late husband Surujnarine Ramnarine. Mrs. Ramnarine leaves to cherish her memory children, Ano, Bowan, Ambica, Papo, Sherry & Steve; sister of Jagdi, Harrybrown, Balram, Chano, Rockrobin, Krisho, Dave, Hunuman & Rick; grandmother of Shalini, Ann, Valo, Dian, Rajiv, Alex, Dylan, Emma Rose & Raveena. The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home located at 430 N. Kirkman Rd, Orlando on Friday, September 16th, 2011 from 5:00 until 6:00 p.m. The traditional Hindu Service will be held on Saturday, September 17th, 2011 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., followed by the cremation at Metro Crematory in Ocoee.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Rex Van Mattila

"In Fond Rembrance of Rex"

A special prayer just for you is being sent your way;

please know your always in our thoughts today and everyday!

February 24, 1953 ~ September 6, 2011

Boat Ride

Today as we sat with you, we saw you growing tired, we asked our God to take your hand and lead you towards the light. As he placed his arms around you as the day drew to night, we heard a sweet voice say, It's time to take that boat ride. I have it waiting at the dock. It's captain is a loved one, one you've longed to see. It's time you rest and say goodbye and come take a walk with me. I've made a special place for you free from suffering and all the pain. There's a gentle breeze a blowing with the scent of summer rain.

Tonight I need an angel to help me count the stars. I need another angel and now that's what you are. "Just a closer walk with thee", a song we love to hear. I surely being sung today as a gift from us to thee. There is no greater place is what you can now say to all on earth who love you, who will join you there some day! Soon we'll all be angels mere sparkles all we'll be, to know your watching over us we'll just look up and you we'll see. Now wipe your face and dry your eyes, shed no more tears for me., for I'll see you all again someday no ones sure just when, but he. No worries about time, for there's plenty here, no need for watch nor clocks. Now think of me, as I will you and I'll be waiting at the dock.

-Reginald T. Hewitt-

Rex Van Marttila, age 58 passed away on Tuesday September 6th, 2011. He was born in Ashtabula, Ohio and has been employed by Walt Disney World for 22 years as a cosmetologist. He is predeceased by brother Ray "Butch" Marttila, Jr. Rex leaves to cherish his memory, brother Fred Marttila of Kissimmee and sister Joy Marttila from Illinois. There will be a Celebration of Life from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.for Rex on Saturday, September 10th, 2011 at Dobbs Funeral Home, located at 430 N. Kirkman Road, Orlando FL.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Lori Lyn Wilson-Ring

Lori Lynn Wilson-Ring was born February 15, 1964 in Quincy, Illinois. she was part of a large family which included 5 brothers and 2 sisters. she taught gymnastics at the YMCA. during her high school years. she attended Quincy Senior High School. Years later she followed her sisters Debbie and Karen and moved to Orlando, Florida. She continued teaching gymnatics at Browns Gym for many years. Eventually she changed careers to become a nail technician and after many successful years she achieved her dream of owning her own salon , Salon Indulgence.

On November 28th, 2008 she was married to George Ring and became a step-mother to three beautiful, George, Lexie and Bailey. Lori has a beatiful daughter from her first marriage, Laura who gave her the status of grandmother with three wonderful grandsons.

Anyone who knew Lori would know the love she had for her animals. She had three minature maltese and two cats. I think Lori will best be remembered for the love she had for her family, her willingness to help others, her wonderful work ethic and the beauty she possessed inside and out and her love for helping others look and feel more beautiful. She will be sadly missed by her friends and family. We will miss her beautiful smile. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, located at 834 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Apopka, FL on Thursday, September 8th, 2011