Thursday, December 17, 2015

Robert Lee Kelly

Robert Lee Kelly, age 60, of Sanford, FL passed away Monday, December 7th, 2015 at his residence. A lifelong resident of Sanford, he is son of the late Myrtle (Osteen) and Robert  Kelly.  Robert worked in IT Communications for Sears.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, December 20th, 2015 at Dobbs Funeral Home.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Cyril Rudolph White, Sr.

Cyril Rudolph White, Sr. was born in Warsop, Jamaica on April 13, 1930 to the late Samuel and Esther White.  He married the late Mattie Mae Williams on May 15, 1959 in Winter Garden, Florida. Later , he and Mattie Mae moved to Walker Quarters, and he later moved to New York in 1966.

Cyril worked over 30 years in construction in New York.  He then retired to become a farmer who loved to plant his garden and donate all the proceeds. 

On Thursday, December 3, 2015 Cyril passed away quietly at the Orchard Manor Nursing Home in New York.

Cyril White, Sr.  is preceded in death by seven brothers Sylvester, Vincent, George, Charles, Milton, Clyde and Richard White and sister V. white;; and leaves to cherish his memory, seven sons, Sonny White, Cyril White, Jr. (Agnes), Wayde White, Sarasota Vincent White (Agnes), Calvin G. White (Lena), Calvin R. White (Enid), Lester White; three daughters, Cheryl White (Richard), Maxine White-Smith, Erma White; three stepchildren, Willie Allen (Janette), Joyce Sales and the late Alonzo Allen Sr.; two brothers, Felix White (Helen), Calvin White; two sisters, Ms. Iiona White; 40 grandchildren; 49 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many sorrowing friends.   

NEW YORK: A funeral service was held on Friday December 11, 2015 at Metropolitan Funeral Chapel in Rochester, New York.  

FLORIDA: Public visitation will be held at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, on Friday, December 18, 2015 from 4:00 until 8:00 pm.  The funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 19th, 2015 at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church located at 417 Oakland Avenue, Oakland FL at 1:00 pm with Rev. Joseph L. Brooks officiating.  Interment will follow the service at Oakland Cemetery.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Randal A. Swisher

Randal A. Swisher, age 57 of Orlando, Florida passed away on November 21, 2015.  He was the son of James N. and Rosemary A. (Ziegler) Swisher and was employed as a mechanic.

Randal is preceded in death by father James N. Swisher, sister Gail R. (Swisher) Imeson, brother Kenneth Swisher, niece Jennifer Teel,nephew Joshua Swisher and leaves to cherish his memory, mother Rosemary (Ziegler) Zimmerman of Burns Harbor, IN; 3 daughters Randi, Alexandria and Carly; 2 brothers James (Lisa) Swisher  and Terry (Lisa) Swisher both of Kankakee, IL;  and sister Karen (Swisher) Dranchak of Portage, IN. 

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Roy Lloyd Warren

Roy Lloyd Warren, age 91, of  Windermere,  FL passed away Friday, November 27th, 2015 at Health Central in Ocoee. Roy was born in Jester, TX the son of the late Daisy Catherine (Keen) and Roy M. Warren.  He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp, was employed as a petroleum developer and was a member of Church of the Latter Day Saints in  Orlando. 

Roy leaves to cherish his memory wife Jenese (Haskell) Warren of Windermere;  daughter Melanie Ambs of Apopka;  son Lloyd D Warren of Windermere;  sister Belva Bates of Springfield, MO; brother Weldon Warren of Windermere;  10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends from 9:00 until 10:00 am, followed by the funeral service at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at the Church of the Latter Day Saints, Orlando.  Interment will follow the funeral service at  Winter Garden Cemetery.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Dixie Simms Lyons

Dixie Simms Lyons peacefully passed away Saturday November 28, 2015 surrounded by those she loved.  She was 81 years old. Dixie was born in Charleston, WV to parents Bernard Simms and Cloda Jarrett Simms. She moved to St. Petersburg, FL in her 20s where she later married Tom Lyons and together they had 3 children Teresa, Lisa and Tom (Jr.).  

Dixie is survived by her loving husband Tom Lyons, children Teresa Lyons Aken, Lisa Lyons Hurston and Tom Lyons (Jr.), brother Robert (Bob) Simms, son-in-law Kurt Aken and five grandchildren Tommy Lyons, Eric Lyons, Ashley Aken, Alex Aken, Lindsay Hurston. 

Dixie was an amazing wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother and friend to many. She dearly loved her family and had a solid faith in Jesus Christ. She enjoyed travel, spending time with family and friends and studying scripture. She was a long time member of Church of the Messiah in Winter Garden, FL. She devoted many hours volunteering with her church, Golden Pond assisted living with her service dog Murphy, Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital, Nemours Children’s Hospital and Corner Stone Hospice.

A celebration of Dixie’s life will be held on Saturday December 5 at 10:00am at Church of the Messiah Episcopal Church, 241 N. Main St., Winter Garden, FL 34787.  In lieu of flowers, Dixie’s request was for donations to be made either to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 1850 Lee Rd # 111, Winter Park, FL 32789 or to Cornerstone Hospice Foundation 2445 Lane Park Rd. Tavares, FL 32778.