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,