Saturday, September 28, 2013

Evelyn Lowry

On Monday September 23, 2013 at 4:52pm my mother Evelyn Lowry departed this earth to spend eternity with her Lord and savior Jesus Chris. Two weeks ago she had severe internal bleeding for three days. The doctors did not know what to do. They kept giving her blood and eventually her bleeding stopped. Her time in the hospital, due to her dementia, was very hard on her because she did not know where she was or why she was there. She went to a hospice facility that could provide nurses that were better suited for her special needs once the bleeding stopped. When she arrived there she was so happy and thought she was at a resort. We talked about my kids (who have not been kids for a long time) and that I should take them to the park while she stayed in bed and rested. She ate a meal and after making her comfortable, so she could go to sleep, I went home. However, through the night it appeared she must have had a stroke. She struggled to talk and grasp things with her hands. After a few days I believe she decided to go and be with the Lord as she had no desire to eat or drink for four days. During her last days our family was with her at her bedside talking to her, praying over her, singing songs and reading scripture. When the end was eminent, I would watch her jugular vein when she momentarily wouldn't breath to make sure she was still alive. When I was playing the song "I'll Fly Away" to her, she listened to the song while I was looking into her eyes. As the song finished, she released the last breath of air and I saw no movement in her jugular vein and knew she had left us at the end of the song and "Flew Away".
 The service for Evelyn Lowry will be held on Thursday October 3rd at 4pm to celebrate her life. The service will be located in the Henry Chapel at First Baptist Church of Orlando on John Young Parkway.



Wednesday, September 25, 2013

William Alfred Beverly

October 31, 1931 - September 19, 2013
William Alfred Beverly passed away on September 19, 2013 at age 81 in Orlando, Florida.  Bill was born in WV, and graduated from East Bank High School.  He attended Morris Harvey College, (The University of Charleston-WV) where he received a degree in Accounting.  He was in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves for about 6 years.  He worked for Owens-Illinois Glass Plant for 30 years including stints in Kanawha City, WV, Circleville and Toledo, Ohio, and Orlando, FL where he spent his remainding 43 years.  He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Jean Beverly, his son, Joseph A. Beverly, both of Orlando, FL, his sister, Carol Beverly Totten of Charleston, WV and a host of nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.  He is preceded in death by his parents, William Andrew Beverly and Mary Hall Beverly, and his brother, Donald R. Beverly.  Visitation will be held in the Chapel at Fidler & Frame Funeral Home in Belle, WV.  from 12:30 until 1:30 pm on Monday, September 30, 2013.  Following the Service at 1:30 pm burial will be in Montgomery Memorial Gardens in London, WV.  His nephews, Rev. Robert Beverly and Rev. Stephen Beverly will officiate.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Ernest Jean-Joseph Bourdon

"Ernest Bourdon 67, retired  carpenter, died of a heart attack early in the morning of Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 at his home in Orlando, Florida.  Born March 2nd 1946, in Cornwall Ontario, Canada and married to the late Mary Gault.  He will be greatly missed. He is leaving behind his daughter Julie Landaberde (Alvado).  Wonderful grandfather to Mary, Jasmine and Tyler Landaberde. His life will be celebrated at Dobbs Funeral Home on Monday September 23rd, 2013 from 4 to 8 pm including a small service at 7 pm.  His ashes will be laid to rest with his loving wife in Canada."

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Carol Ann Ord

Carol Ann Ord, age 53 of Apopka, passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2013.  She was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania the daughter of Roland Paul and Janet Ladene (Curren) Hart.  Carol was employed at Walgreen's in customer service.
She leaves to cherish her memory, mother Janet Hart; husband Keith Taylor Ord; brother Ronald Paul Hart; nephew Jordan Tyler Hart and niece Jenna Skyler Hart. 
The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral  Home on Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 2:00 until 6:00 pm.  The funeral service will follow visitation at 6:00 pm with Pastor Jeff Pritchard officiating.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Norma B. Green

Norma B. Green, (Nana) 95 years passed away on 09/11/2013.  Born on 01/06/1918 in New Orleans, LA.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years Layton H. Green, Lt. Col, US Army (Ret).  Survived by their 7 children, Harold P. Green, Summerville, S.C., Arthur F Green (Karen), Leesburg FL, Suzanne G. Koenig, Orlando FL, Judy M Green, Orlando FL, Joyce G Bashaw (Michael), Rockwood TN, Jacquelyn G Kachurek (Terry), Marengo, OH, Janice M Green, Longmont CO, 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Norma served as a 1st Lt. in the Woman's Army Air Corp before marrying and raising her family.  She served as president of the Council of Catholic Women.  She was a member of F.O.C.U.S. (the Federation of Congregations United to Serve) and volunteered at B.E.T.A. (Birth, Education, Training and Acceptance) for over 30 years.  She was given the Eckerd Award (given to the top 100 women in the nation who volunteer in their communities) and also was awarded the Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service to her community.  She worked for McDonald's at the Naval Training Center as the Lobby Lady taking care of the young recruits (flirting with the sailors) and then at the International Airport well into her 80's.

Visitation will be at Dobbs Funeral Home at 430 N. Kirkman Rd, from 3 - 5 pm on  September 15, 2013.  The Funeral Mass will be held at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 4545 Anderson Rd, on September 16, 2013 at 12:00 pm with a viewing from 11a until 12p at the church prior to the service. We celebrate her life as she did. "Laissez Les Bon Tempes Roulez"