Friday, September 25, 2015

James Anthony Hinson

September 22, 2015 (Orlando, FL) The Board of Directors of Dr. Phillips, Inc. and The Dr. P. Phillips Foundation (Dr. Phillips Charities) announced today with profound sorrow the passing of Jim Hinson, the organization’s former President, CEO and Chairman.

“A visionary leader for over 50 years, Jim took Dr. Phillips, Inc. from a successful for-profit family business to one of the region’s most generous and important charitable organizations,” said Ken Robinson, current President and CEO of Dr. Phillips Charities.

Once the largest citrus producer in the world, Dr. Philip Phillips left a legacy that spanned several generations of the Phillips family, and Jim Hinson joined the family business at a pivotal time.

“Jim had the privilege of working for each member of the entire founding family, including Dr. Philip Phillips, his wife, Della Phillips and their eldest son, Howard Phillips. Through their vision Jim learned first-hand the family philosophies that would guide Dr. Phillips Charities through growth and diversification,” continued Robinson.

“Helping Others Help Themselves” became a guiding principle for the organization under Jim’s leadership, and his personal oversight on more than $150 million dollars in grant-making during his tenure resulted in grants that continue to have a significant and lasting impact on the community.

Focusing on innovative and worthy capital projects that addressed community needs and demonstrated potential ongoing support from the community became Jim’s hallmark. Despite his passing, Jim Hinson’s impactful legacy in Central Florida will continue to be felt in nearly every aspect of life in this community, perhaps most visibly in health care and the arts.

Tapping into the vast business knowledge he learned from Dr. Philip Phillips, Jim worked with Orlando Health to fund The Dr. P. Phillips Hospital and the Howard Phillips Center for Children and Families.

With a nod to Della Phillips’ devotion to music and the arts, Jim encouraged the Dr. Phillips Charities board to provide the lead grant for the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. And to ensure that Howard Phillips’ passion for education and youth would be recognized, programs such as Junior Achievement, the YMCA of Central Florida, “Safe Start” and numerous initiatives at the University of Central Florida and both the Orange and Osceola Public Schools were made possible by grants from the Dr. Phillips Charities with Jim Hinson at the helm.

One example of Jim’s unique hands-on leadership is the organization’s recent $1 million dollar gift to Orange and Osceola Public Schools in their mission to address the plight of homeless children.  “Making it possible for every homeless child in Orange and Osceola County to receive new clothing for two years was a particular moment of pride for Jim,” Ken Robinson said. “And making certain each child was sized correctly with the clothes delivered wrapped like a gift was trademark Jim Hinson style.”

“Jim was the perfect man to lead Dr. Phillips Charities, transforming the organization, preparing it for the future in a way only Jim could have done,” Dr. Phillips Charities current Chairman, Jim Ferber, stated. “Certainly Dr. Phillips Charities, and the myriad of beneficiaries of the organization’s charitable gifts, have all benefitted from Jim’s leadership and wise counsel. In order for any organization or community to not just grow but to flourish you need a strong leader. Jim has been that leader for Dr. Phillips Charities, the Dr. Phillips Community and Orlando. He will be greatly missed.”

Jim is survived by his wife, Rita Hinson and his three sons; James Anthony Hinson Jr., Donald Scott Hinson, John Douglas Hinson, seven grandchildren and one great grandson. Services will be held Saturday, September 26th at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church Downtown located at 120 East Pine Street, Orlando, Florida 32801.

Parking is available in the parking garage on Church Street behind First Baptist. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to the YMCA of Central Florida. Gifts can be mailed to the YMCA Metro Office at 433 North Mills Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32803.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Mamie Edwards Arnett

Mamie Edwards Arnett, age 95, of  Orlando, FL, passed away at 1415, Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 at her residence.  She was born in Leslie, GA the daughter of the late Mary (Jones)  and Oscar Cooper Jones and was employed as a home health care aide.

Mamie is predeceased by predeceased by sons Eddie Lee (2013) and Henry Lee Edwards (1983) and leaves to cherish her memory, three daughters Willie Mae (Johnny) Session of Daytona, Mary Edwards of Orlando,  
Martha Johnson of Orlando; son Joseph Bernard Edwards, of Cross City, FL; 14 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews.

The family will be receiving friends on Friday, September 25, 2015 from 10:30 am until 12:00 pm followed by the funeral service at Dobbs Funeral Home Chapel,  Interment will be held at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Damaris Collado

Damaris Collado, age 36, of  Winter Garden, FL passed away Monday, September 14th, 2015.   She was born in Bronx, NY  the  daughter of Ada Ortiz  and Ramon E Collado, Sr and was employed as a medical assistant.

Damaris leaves to cherish her memory, parents Ada Ortiz of Winter Garden and Ramon Collado of West Palm;  two daughters Kiarha Mauleon, of Winter Garden, Keila Jimenez, of New Jersey; two sisters Lisbeth Hierroand  Iscania Collado, both of West Palm and brother Ramon E Collado, Jr., of Winter Garden.

The family will be receiving friends from 1:00 pm until 6:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home on Friday, September 18th, 2015.  The funeral service will be held promptly at 2:30 pm.

Luke Zachary Roy

Luke Zachary Roy, age 18 of Orlando, passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2015.  He was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey the son of Philip and Thereza (Kahora) Roy and was a college student.

Luke leaves to cherish his memory parents Philip & Thereza Roy; and brother David Roy, all of Orlando. The family will be receiving friends on Friday, September 18, 2015 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm.  the funeral mass will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 10:00 am.  Both will be held at St. Nicholas Catholic Church located at 5135 W. Sand Lake Road, Orlando FL 32819.  Interment will follow at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Lynn Dudding Back

Lynn Dudding Back, age 67, of Orlando, FL, passed away peacefully from complications due to congestive heart failure on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at her home, with friends and family nearby. She was born in Philadelphia, PA, the daughter of Howard and "Freddy" Dudding; and she grew up in Houston, TX, where she graduated from Memorial High School.

Lynn was a free spirit, and had a wonderful zest for life. She loved to laugh, and to make others laugh. She greatly enjoyed travel, and was employed as a Stewardess for American Airlines for 9 years, originally based in Dallas, TX and, later, in Chicago, IL. After moving from Chicago to Orlando in 1988, she worked as a Sales Director for EnRoute Travel Services, calling on corporations to interest them in using EnRoute's credit card services.

Lynn was a "fighter" and was a breast cancer survivor of over 21 years. Lynn is survived by her husband, William D. Back, and her dog, Lucy; her father, Howard (Joan) Dudding, Georgetown, TX; her mother, "Freddy" Dudding in Vero Beach, FL; her sister, Dana (David) Kegaries in Hollywood, CA; as well as many family members on her husband's side of the family.

A memorial service will be held Friday, September 11, 2015,  from 1:00-2:00 p.m., at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, FL.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Mary Ann Buckley

Mary Ann Buckley, age 68 of Ocoee, passed away on Monday, August 31, 2015 at her home.  She was born in Sanford, Kentucky the daughter of Clement and Mattie Mae (Carpenter) Clausen.  Mary was employed as a school teacher.  She was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Orlando where she was also a member of the choir and also a member of Christs Renews His Parish (CRHP).  

Mary leaves to cherish her memory husband Daniel Buckley of Ocoee; daughter Mary Elizabeth Buchholz of Cincinnati, OH; sons Daniel James Buckley, II of Ocoee; Dante Augustus (Taryn) Buckley  of Gainesville, and Rev. Dominic Buckley of Oviedo; brother George August Clausen of Louisville, KY; sisters Sophia Maebell Cernik of Schulenberg, TX, Anna Mary White of Hillsborough, OH, Zola Lee Reiff of Cincinnati, OH; and 4 grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at Dobbs Funeral Home from 6:00 until 8:00 pm.  The wake service will be at 7:00 pm followed by the family rosary at 8:00 pm.  The funeral mass will be held on Friday, September 4, 2015 at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Orlando at 10:00 am.  Interment will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Cincinnati, OH on Wednesday, September 9, 2015.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Janice Christine (Bales) Owens

Janice Christine (Bales) Owens passed early Friday morning, August 21, 2105. After a long hard battle with cancer (mesothelioma) and most recently cardiac disease, she lost the fight. She was a lion of courage to many and never failed to make us laugh, even during the worse of it. Finally, her pain is gone... 

A loving mother, wife, sister, and friend – Janice will be missed.

She was born in San Antonio, Texas the daughter of James M. Bales and Theresa M. Yeager.  She was employed as a Children's Behavior Specialist.  Janice is preceded in death by her sister Carmen Bales and leaves to cherish her memory, mother Marylyn Bales of Sorrento, Florida; father James Bales of Cortez, Colorado; husband Kent Owens of Orlando; daughters Nicole Clark, Taylor Owens and son Adam Clark all of Orlando; and sister Kathy Bales of Frederick, Colorado.