Saturday, May 30, 2015

Otmer Ray Payne

Otmer Ray Payne, age 72, of  Orlando, FL passed away Friday, May 29th, 2015 at his residence. Otmer was born in Clio, WV the son of the late Myrtle (Smith)  and Denvil Payne.  He was employed as a residential painter.  

Otmer is  survived by his wife Deborah (Lewis) Payne of Orlando; two daughters, Melissa Varney of Ocoee, Julie Payne of Orlando; two sons Matt Payne of Clermont, Mark Payne, of Casselberry; two sisters, Sharon Groves of Elkview, WV, Donna Faye Gobey of Walton, WV; three brothers, Clifford Payne of Akron, OH,  Ronnie Payne of Helena, MT, Danny Payne of Clio, WV;  9 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild.

A memorial service for Otmer will be held at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at the Orlando Moose Family Center #766 located at 5001 N. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando FL 32810.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Rosemary O'Connor Buchelli

Rosemary O'Connor Buchelli, age 57, of Winter Garden, Florida, passed away Sunday, May 24th, 2015, at Orlando Regional Medical Center in Orlando. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, and aunt, and will be deeply missed by her husband, three children, two brothers, sister, and 25 nieces and nephews. Rosemary was born in Providence, Rhode Island, the daughter of the late Alice Marie (King) and Daniel Patrick O'Connor. She is an alumna of St. Mary Academy-Bayview ('75) in Rhode Island and Stonehill College ('79). She was employed for many years in the hospitality field, most recently with Wyndham Vacations Resorts, and was an active member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Orlando.

Rosemary (Rose or Rosie as her friends and family liked to call her) was vivacious, loving, and compassionate. She loved all the good things in life, particularly spending time with her family and her dog, Tito. She also enjoyed shopping (much to the chagrin of her husband) and volunteering as a Eucharistic Minister with her church. Rosemary and her family opened their home to friends for boisterous and joyous open houses every year on Christmas, full of laughter and love. Rosemary had an infectious laugh and a beautiful smile; she was fun-loving and a bit mischievous. As one of her grammar school classmates said very eloquently, “You are a kid that makes all the kids get in trouble.” Above all, family was the most important thing to Rosemary.

She is survived by her husband, Biron H. Buchelli, her two daughters, Daniella Rose Buchelli and Julia Katherine Buchelli, and her son, Kevin Jacinto Buchelli. She will be missed by her siblings, Daniel Patrick O'Connor, Jr., of Narragansett, RI, Stephen Joseph O'Connor of Hingham, MA, and Alicemarie O'Connor, of North Kingstown, RI. She joins her brother Kevin Michael O'Connor (1963) and her parents in heaven.

 The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home on Sunday, May 31, 2015 from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm. A Mass of Catholic Burial will be celebrated at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Orlando at 10:00 am on Monday, June 1st, 2015 with Father Andy O'Reilly officiating. Interment will follow the Mass at Winter Garden Cemetery Winter Garden, FL. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at   

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Sherra Gail McNair

Hedrick, Sherra Gail McNair, age 70 passed away peacefully last May 21, 2015 in her home after a 5 year battle with cancer. Born on May 2, 1945 in Wrens, GA. to parents William (Felix) McNair and Marion (Shine) Lamb McNair. Lived in South Carolina where she was a fashion designer in the early 70's and later operated a small candy company called Sherra's Sweets. Moved to Florida and became a franchise consultant and a homemaker last 15 years. Lived in College Park for the past 25 years where she had many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 20 years, David W. Hedrick, who she loved so dearly. 

She is survived by her son William J. Duke Jr. Her significant other Frank L. Harris and the numerous other family and friends who where privileged to know her. In her final days she was at peace surrounded by family and friends. She was a loving and devoted person to help anyone she could and we all love her for that. Now she is at peace with the Holly Spirit. A visitation will take place on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 between 6:00pm to 8:oopm and at 7:00pm a family friend will be conducting a celebration of life service at Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 N. Kirkman Rd. Orlando, FL 32811, 407-578-7720, Services in Wrens City Cemetery in Georgia will be on Friday May 29, 2015 at 5:00pm. Where that will be her final resting place. In lieu of flowers Dobbs Funeral Home and donations to American Cancer Society and United Way.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Gerald W. "Jerry" Bayless

Gerald Wesley “Jerry” Bayless died peacefully last Thursday, May 7th, in his Orlando home after a two-and-a-half year battle with throat cancer. He is survived by his cousin and primary caregiver, Marsha Mathews Sherouse, and the numerous other friends and family who were privileged to know him.

Jerry was born on September 9th, 1943 in Perry, Fla. to parents Gerald A. Bayless and Bernice Brockman Bayless. He attended Florida State University, and remained an FSU fan all his life. During the Vietnam conflict, he served in the US Army Reserve. In June, 1990, the Center for Public Management at Florida State University conferred on Jerry the title Certified Public Manager. He served 32 years with the Florida Department of Corrections, retiring in 2000 as Director of Administration for Region III, Orlando, FL. He was married to the love of his life, Karen Zinn Bayless – whom he affectionately called “the redhead” – for more than 30 years, until she passed away last year.

Even in his darkest moments, Jerry kept his dry sense of humor. He loved to make people laugh. In his final days, he was surrounded by family and lifelong friends, a testament to how much he meant to those who knew him well.

For family, there was  a small private graveside service held  Saturday, May 16th, at 2:00 pm at Paran Church Cemetery, in Melrose off Highway 100 (between Grandin and Palatka). 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jerry’s honor to the American Cancer Society, the ASPCA, Cornerstone Hospice in Orlando, or Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1515 S Semoran Blvd, Orlando, FL 32822.  

Celebration of Life

Friends and family of Jerry Bayless, are invited to attend and participate in a celebration of his life on Sunday, May 24, 2015, at 2:30 pm in the fellowship hall of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1515 S. Semoran Blvd., Orlando, FL 32822.

Conrad Vernon Gill

Conrad Vernon Gill was born May 20, 1924 in Colon, Republic of Panama to John Gill and Annie DaSilva Gill.  He was the fourth of five children, all of whom have predeceased him.  He received his education at the Gatun Elementary School and the Abel Bravo Spanish High School in Colon.

Conrad was an outstanding baseball player in Panama and was recruited to join the Indians Farm Team here in the United States.  Although he did not make it to the major leagues, the experience made him a passionate sports fan for the rest of his life.  Upon returning to Panama, he worked for the Panama  Canal Authority and was awarded a certificate of recognition by the United States Government for his service in support of Allied military operations and final victory in World War II.

With his first wife, Lucille Bailey Gill and their two young daughters, Cheryl (recently deceased) and Celmira, he immigrated to the United States and settled in Brooklyn, New York.  Conrad continued his education, worked in accounting and organized and managed his own softball team.

He later met Florel Nembhard; they were married in 1970 and he enthusiastically embraced the responsibility of being a father to her young son Laurence (Larry).  In addition to his own nieces and nephews, he became the beloved "Uncle Con" to the children of in-laws and friends.  Among them he was known for his straightforward, no-nonsense approach.  They knew him as someone whose motto was "my word is my bond" and he lived his life by that principle.

Those of us who knew him well were fully aware of many times when his candor and inflexibility made him a controversial figure to some.  When he took a stand against an injustice toward a group or situation, he unhesitatingly wrote letters to government officials or other authorities to register his complaints or express his opinions.  He believed in fairness and truthfulness.

Throughout his work-life at George Jensen, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Hospital and later at Merrill Lynch (from which he retired), as well as in his private life, he was admired as a man of honesty and integrity.  Anyone who worked with him held him in the highest regard and appreciated his disciplined and conscientious performance.

Conrad was an avid reader and enjoyed discussing his favorite authors.  He was known for his collection and enjoyment of all kinds of music.  However, his extensive collection of Frank Sinatra recordngs which he played frequently in his home demonstrated his steadfast love for his "Frankie Baby".  He often ended a conversation with "Do-Be-Do-Be-Do" whenever it was not resolved to his satisfaction.  He loved dancing and was an excellent dancer, often getting up his beloved "Flo" to dance with him.  With her, he enjoyed entertaining family and friends, played a lot of tennis, traveled widely, and was always trying to capture the moment with his camera.

After a long, well-lived life, his health declined over the past two years.  On May 12, 2015, with his loving wife and other family members at his bedside, he passed away peacefully.

Left behind to celebrate his life are wife Florel, daughter Celmira, son Laurence and daughter-in-law Desiree; grandchildren Darnel, Ayana, Julian and wife Netasha, Spencer, Lauren and Camryn; great-grandchildren Julianna and Nylah, and a host of relatives, friends and neighbors.

Forever in our hearts. 

A Memorial Service will be held  at Episcopal Church of St. John The Baptist, located at 1000 Bethune Drive, Orlando, 32805 at 11:00 am on Friday, May 22, 2015.  

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Kyriakos I. Kotsianidias

Kyriakos I. Kotsianidias, age 76, of Orlando, FL passed away Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 at Mike Conley Hospice House in Clermont.  Kyriakos was born in Kolyndros, Greece, the son of the late Alkmenie (Pappoutsis)  and Ioannis  Kotsianidias.  He was employed as Agricultural Engineer.

Kyriakos leaves to cherish his memory wife Aglaia (Asteriou) Kotsianidias of Orlando; two sons John  and  Constatine Kotsianidias, both of Orlando; brother Demetrios Kotsianidias of Greece; 3 grandchildren - Kyra & Alexander Kotsianidias and Austin Stone.

The family will be receiving friends from 4:30 until 6:00 pm, followed by the funeral service at Dobbs Funeral Home Monday, May 18th,  2015 with Father John Hamatie officiating. 

Thomas Nathaniel Cash, Jr.

Thomas Nathaniel Cash, Jr. age 61, passed away on Thursday, May 7th, 2015.  He was born in Madison, Tennessee the son of Thomas N. and Elizabeth (Hickey) Cash, Sr.  

Thomas leaves to cherish his memory wife Carol (McMenamin) Cash of Eustis; son Adam Cash of St. Cloud; daughter Danielle Byers of Kissimmee; sisters Dorothy Hermanson of Nebraska, Kathryn Owens of S. Carolina; brother Leonard Cash of Eustis and eight grandchildren.

A  Celebration of Life will be held from 5:00 until 7:00 pm held at on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  The memorial service will take place at 6:00 pm with Pastor Thomas Hensley officiating.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Cancer Society or your favorite Animal Rescue.

James "Jim" Bell

April 5, 1938 – May 12, 2015. James “Jim” Bell, 77, passed away peacefully surrounded by family. He was born in Buffalo, New York to the late Bernard J. Bell and Margaret Zink Bell.

Jim graduated from Lancaster High School in 1956, triple lettering in baseball, basketball and football. As quarterback, he still holds the school record for longest pass. He earned a degree in Economics from the University of Florida. Upon graduating, he moved to Orchard Park, NY and joined Bache & Co. as a stockbroker. It was during this time he was asked to chair the Junior Golf Invitational Tournament of the East Aurora Country Club. Under his leadership the tournament expanded from a regional draw to include junior golfers from around the globe and is known today as The International Junior Masters.

In 1978 he joined Arnold Palmer Enterprises as the Tournament Director of The Bay Hill Invitational, piloting this high-profile PGA tour stop since it’s inception for 27 years.  He was also founding Tournament Director for the PaineWebber Invitational in Charlotte, NC (10 years) and the Chrysler Cup in Washington, DC (4 years). Jim served as president of the American Golf Sponsors and as a member of the Board of Directors for the American Junior Golf Association.

A sports enthusiast, he enjoyed time playing golf with friends, watching all sports, especially his grandsons’ events, and following the Florida Gators and Vanderbilt Men’s Tennis.  As a devoted family man and friend, he will be missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by Barbara, his sister. He is survived by his wife, J. Gail McCutcheon Bell and his children Susan Duvenhage (Ian) of Nashville, TN; Darci Hand Pool (Hap) of Vail, CO; Melinda Jay Bell of Orlando, FL and James “Jimmy” Bell, Jr. of Orlando, FL. He is also survived by grandsons Nicholas and Michael Hand, his sister Belinda Kimmick and niece Kristin Kimmick.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to:  The Jim Bell Memorial ACE Grant, c/o American Junior Golf Association at 1980 Sports Club Drive, Braselton, GA 30517 (; Orlando Health Foundation at 3160 Southgate Commerce Blvd., Suite 50, Orlando, FL 32806 or Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation at 12902 Magnolia Drive, MBC Found, Tampa, FL  33612. Arrangements for a memorial celebration are pending.

Claude Kerrutt

Claude Kerrutt,  age 72, of Ocoee, FL, passed away Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 at Florida Hospital Orlando.  He was born in Buxton, Guyana,  the son of Ignatius  and Cecilia Kerrutt.  Claude was employed in public transportation maintenance and a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Orlando.

Claude leaves to cherish his memory wife Savitri (Persaud) Kerrutt of Ocoee;  two daughters Camille Singh of Orlando, Marcelene Zahiruddin of Westchester, NY; two sons Alvin Persaud of Bronx, NY, Victor Kerrutt of Ocoee;  brother Reginald Kerrutt of Orlando. and 4 grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 6:00 until 9:00 pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Orlando,  at 10:00 am on Wednesday, May 20th,  2015 with Father Leo Hodges officiating. 


Vera Dawn Harrell

Vera Dawn Harrell age 92, of Orlando, passed away May 6, 2015 at her residence.  She was born in
Indianapolis, IN the daughter of Leslie Ray and Ida Dawn (Waltman) Birt.  Vera was a homemaker and member of Tabernacle Baptist Church.

Vera leaves to cherish her memory sons Ronnie and Leslie Harrell both of Orlando; sister Janice George of Indianapolis, IN; 9 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.  

The family will be receiving friends at Tabernacle Baptist Church on Monday, May 18, 2015 from 9:30 until 10:30 am, followed by the funeral service with Pastor Steve Ware officiating.  Interment will be at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Paul Joseph Laisch

Paul Joseph Laisch, age 38, of Orlando, passed away Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 at his home.  He was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Karen (Strelow)  and Frank J Laisch, Jr., and was employed as an engineering land surveyor.  

Paul leaves to cherish his memory, parents Karen and Frank Laisch of Orlando; six siblings, sister Angela Cole of Ocoee, brother Tony Laisch of St. Cloud, Frank Laisch, III of Winter Garden, brother Mark Laisch of Alexandria, VA, sisters Paige Laisch of Orlando and Amy (husband George) Stockman of Winter Garden.  He is also survived by 11 nieces and nephews.  He is so, so, loved and missed.

A memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Salem Lutheran Church at 7:00 pm.  The church is located at 7900 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd, Orlando FL 32819.  The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the ALS Foundation. 

Monday, May 11, 2015

Shirley June Williams

Shirley was a self-described hugger.  She embraced life to the full, as she did all she met over these past 89 years.  From her origins in upstate New York, she began her life journey with her sister Sylvia.  After earning her BA from Cortland State, she began her career as an elementary school teacher in Downsville, NY.  There she met the love of her life, Robert Williams.  Over their 62 years of marriage they raised four children, Russell of Orlando, Patricia Schuenzel of NJ, Richard of Orlando and Pamela of Orlando.  She loved to have family around her, including her son-in-law Peter, her grandchildren Jennifer and Tobey Van Santvoord, Robert and Mary Kate Cross and Adelyn Schuenzel and her great grandchildren Jackson, Ella, Evianna and Alexander.

Shirley tended to become mother or friend to all she met.  Downsville remained “home” throughout her life.  She lived for over twenty years in both West Chester County, NY and Granada Villas in Orlando.  In every community she embraced the people and her church, and became involved in a host of activities.  She served as a Girl Scout leader, on the Women’s Auxiliary, the gift shop at Mary Queen of the Universe Shrine, on the Welcoming Committee and home of the month, and became a champion of a host of small causes that helped each community become a nicer place to live.

Shirley made her final journey home appropriately on Mother’s Day.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Holy Family Church, 25 Benton Avenue, Walton, NY 13856. The visitation and funeral service will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in the Daily Chapel on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015.  Visitation will be from 12:00 pm until 1:30 pm, followed by the Mass at 1:30 pm.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Randyl Mark Crumpton

Randyl Mark Crumpton, age 54, of Orlando, passed away Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 at Dr. P. Phillips Hospital in Orlando.  Randyl was born in Tampa, FL the son of Dolores (Culley) and the late Russell Crumpton.  He was a member of West Orange Christian Church and was employed as an Assistant Manager at Publix.

Randyl is predeceaed by son Derek Crumpton (2011) and leaves to cherish his memory mother Dolores Culley Crumpton of Tampa; wife Mirna Zulay Crumpton of Orlando; three daughters, Kyra Crumpton of Arizona, Alison Crumpton of Tallahassee and Lily Crumpton of Orlando.  He is also survived brother Daniel Crumpton of Tampa and 2 grandchildren Chandler and Joslyn Crumpton.

The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home from 10:30 until 11:30 am on Monday, May 11th,  2015.  The funeral service will follow visitation at 11:30 am with Pastor John Lupp officiating. 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Teresa Elizabeth Lawrence Giles

Teresa Elizabeth Lawrence Giles, age 54 of Micco, Florida passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2015 in Sebastian Florida. Teresa was born in Orlando, Florida the daughter of James Earl and Mary (Hammock) Lawrence and was a homemaker.

Teresa leaves to cherish her memory, husband of 25 years, Ron Giles; children Becca, Beth, Brady, Dean, C.J., Bucky; 14 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren and many cousins, nieces, nephews and 1 great aunt.

The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home from 12 until 1 pm on Saturday, May 9, 2015 followed by the funeral service at 1:00p with Pastor Brad Phillips officiating. Interment will follow the service at Lake Hill Cemetery in Orlo Vista.

Pasteur Anis Aris

Pastor (Pasteur) Anis Aris was born La Croix Saint Joseph Port-de-Paix, Haiti on October 20, 1942 to Soigneuse Michel and Afrancoeur Joseph Aris. In May of 1964, he left Haiti for Nassau Bahamas. In 1978, he left Nassau Bahamas and moved to the United States and began a new life with his wife Exancia and their children.

From 1989 to 2009, Pastor Aris served as a Senior Pastor for the First Pentecostal Church of Orlando. Pastor Aris always found the strength to help others even when times were hard.   He was a role model and an example to others on how to be courageous and loving.  He strived to support his family and cared for them deeply and instilled in them the Christian heritage and the duty to always serve God and others. 

Pastor Anis Aris was called home by our Heavenly Father to end his journey here on Earth on April 26, 2015 at 7:35 pm. Although he is gone in the flesh, he will never be forgotten.  He will always remain in our hearts.   

Pastor Anis leaves behind to cherish his loving memory:

Wife of over 40 years: Exancia Aris, Children: Alide Aris, Harry Aris, Sidney Aris, Ghislaine Oscar, Jeanette Jean; Grandchildren: David Jean, Diana Jean, JoAnne Jean, Ashley Jean, Joshua Aris, Selina Aris, Brian Aris, Antonio Louis, Fresnel Louis, Rita Joseph, Eric Jean, Sharon Jean, Angeline Jean; Brothers: Aneker, Aliner; Sisters: Marie O., Marie L.,Celimene, Kerland, Viladia; A host of great-grandchildren and Nephews, and Nieces

The family will be receiving friends at Shiloh Baptist Church located at 604 W. Jackson Street, Orlando Florida on Friday, May 15, 2015 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm.  The funeral service will be held at the church on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 11:00 am.  Interment will follow the service at Greenwood Cemetery in Orlando.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Ronald Eugene Moore

Ronald Eugene Moore, age 65, of Ocoee, FL, passed away Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 at Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs.  Ronald was born in West Virginia the son of the late Trillis (Sealey)  and Eugene  Moore.  He was employed as a time share salesman.

Ronald leaves to cherish his memory best friends Jennifer Keeton of Ocoee and Dennis Garrett of Orlando.  Public visitation will be held at Dobbs Funeral Home on Friday, May 8th, 2015 from 12:00 until 2:00 pm.  The funeral service will follow visitation at 2p with Pastor Leo Jones officiating.  Interment will be at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

James R. Brady

James R. Brady, age 71 of Orlando, passed away on Thursday, April 30th, 2014 at Halifax Hospice of Volusia County after a long illness.  James was born in Miami, Florida the son of Russell and Hilda (Gavagni) Brady.  He was employed in residential construction as a mason.  

James leaves to cherish his memory, brother John Brady of Orlando.  A memorial service will held at a later date.