Saturday, December 30, 2017

Zaid S. Zureikat

Zaid S. Zureikat, age 61, of Orlando, passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2017.  He was born in Al-Karak-Al Rabeh, Jordan, the son of the late Salem and Wadiah Zureikat.  Zaid was employed as a butcher in the food industry.  Zaid leaves to cherish his memory wife Lina (Sweidan) Zureikat; son Daniel Zureikat; daughters Saly and Liana Zureikat; brothers Ziad, Jacob and Resmey Zureikat; sisters Eptisam, Hiam, Siam and Martha.  

The family will be receiving friends from 1:00 until 2:00 pm, followed by the funeral service on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Dobbs Funeral Home with Fr. Ephraim Michael officiating.  Interment will follow the service at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Zaid will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, and friend and his indestructible faith in God.

A letter to Zaid from his family:

Our Dearest Zaid

A true warrior.  Heaven has gained an angel and we are honored to say you're our father/husband.  We always called you an Alien, because your strength was out of this world. Always defeating the unimaginable.   The hardest worker we know. 
You put blood, heart, and soul into everything you've done. You will always be remembered for your genuine love. Your pure baby heart will remain beating inside us. 
Today, we will call you our guardian angel, flying with Jesus and protecting us forever, in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  We are proud of your indestructible hope and faith in God and today you have been rewarded with wings and a shining halo.

Zaid, may your precious soul Rest In Peace. We love you. 
We'll miss you...forever.

With Great Love,

Lina, Daniel, Sally, Liana

Friday, December 29, 2017

Lascells George Allen

Lascells Allen, affectionately called Al, was born in the village of Clarendon on the beautiful Caribbean Island of Jamaica on April 16, 1942.  
Mr. Allen migrated to the Big Apple in the 70s. Residing in New York City, he met and married the love-of-life Caroline Castor. The couple relocated to Orlando, where they spent the last 40 years of her life in Tangelo Park Community.
Mr. Allen worked as a DJ for six years at Y106 before accepting a position with MEARS TAXI SERVICE, where he remained until his retirement in 2008.
Since retiring, Mr. Allen battled health illnesses which eventually confined him to Terra Vista Rehabilitation & Health Center.  On Friday December 02, 2017, Lascells Allen passed away at the Hospice Facility.

Yogendra P. (Brow) Ramnarine

Brow Ramnarine, age 64, of Apopka, passed away Friday, December 29th, 2017 at Florida Hospital Apopka,   He was born in Guyana,  the son of the late Soosattie (Singh)  and Ramnarain  Ramnarain.  Brow was the owner of a hardwood flooring company and member of Grace Bible Church in Orlando.  

Brow  is preceded in death by  sister Paro Ramnarain (1994); Narine Ramnarine (2008); son Omar Ramnarine (2012); brother; sister Penny Bownoth (2012) and leaves to cherish his memory, wife Anne  (Bhola) Ramnarine of Apopka;  four daughters, Nadia Ramnarine of New York, Trivanne Ramnarine-Singh of Orlando, Shivanne Ramnarine and Yovanne Ramnarine both of Apopka; son-in-law Mike Singh; four sisters, Seeta Persaud of New York,  Lovin Ramnarine of Orlando, Mala Hashim of Ocoee, Shanti Singh of Orlando; brother Bato Ramarine of Orlando;  4 grandchildren Amerique, Thierry, Kamran and Kamden.

The family will be receiving friends from  6:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Thursday, January 4th, 2018 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  The service will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, January 5th, 2018 at Grace Bible Church with Pastor Gene Pritchard officiating.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Vishnu Moonasar

Vishnu Moonasar, age 53, of Orlando,  passed away Friday, December 22nd, 2017.  He was born in Trinidad,  the son of Radhica (Ramparsad)  and Ramdass Moonsar and was employed as a security guard.

Vishnu leaves to cherish his memory along with his parents Ramdass and Radhic; sister Aneila Jugmohan all of Orlando. 

Traditional Hindu service will be  held  from  9:00 AM to 11:30 AM on Wednesday, December 27th, 2017 at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, FL  with Pandit Ravidath officiating.  Cremation will follow at Metro Crematory located at 751 Bluford Avenue in Ocoee.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Dorothy Belle Graham

Mrs. Dorothy Bell Graham, went home to be with God on Sunday Dec 17, 2017. Dorothy is survived by her two sons, David (Conchita) McCloud of Orlando, FL and Douglas McCloud of Dayton, OH; her four grandchildren, Douglas Wright of New York, Lynn (Chris) Gray McCloud of Columbus, GA, Sheila McCloud of Orlando, FL, and Mark McCloud of Manila,  Philippines; her great grandchildren Jada Gooden of Orlando, FL, James McCloud of Manila, Philippines, and Adia Gray of Columbus, GA; her sisters, Ella Mae (Eddie Sr) Sanders of Yalaha, FL, Nancy (George) Graham Wilder of Orlando, FL, and Barbara Jean Graham of Orlando, FL; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. 

She is preceded in death by her husband, David McCloud Sr; her parents, Horace and Nancy Graham of Ocala, FL; her brothers Theodore Graham, Sylvester Graham, Alonzo Graham, Horace Graham Jr, Ernest (Dorothy) Graham Sr, and Andrew Lee Graham; and sisters, Doretha Graham, Eloise (Arthur) Jones, and Olphelia (Willie) Graham Volley.  

Dorothy Bell Graham was born on February 18, 1930 in Ocala, FL to the late Horace and Nancy Graham. She was the eldest daughter of fourteen children. She was married to the late David McCloud senior and had two children, David McCloud and Douglas James McCloud. They resided in Orange Bend, Fl before relocating to Yalaha, Fl.  Dorothy was a strong, yet humble and hardworking individual who worked several jobs in personal residences for many years as a caretaker. 

Dorothy also worked at Mayfield retirement center in Leesburg, Fl for over 10 years taking care of the elderly. She was a dedicated and faithful member of Church of God By Faith in Yalaha, Fl,  for over 50 plus years.  She loved God, her faith was strong in the lord, and was always a willing worker ready to serve. She had many hobbies to include building and rebuilding her home, going fishing, and had a love for vanilla ice cream with cookies. She was always there for her family. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and auntie.  

A funeral service is scheduled at 12 noon on Dec 23,2017 at Church of God By Faith in Yalaha, Fl. Burial will follow the funeral service at Yalaha Cemetery. Pastor Gary Miller will officiate the ceremony.  

The celebration of life will continue in the Yalaha Community Center, Yalaha, Fl. All family and friends are welcome to attend and celebrate the life of Dorothy Bell Graham. 


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Priscilla Pagan

Priscilla Pagan, age 67, of Orlando, passed away Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 at her daughters home,    She was born in New York, NY, the daughter of the late Carmen (Badillo)  and Diego  Pagan and was employed as a hospital nurse.

Priscilla leaves to cherish her memory,  two daughters Lessette Rivera of Orlando, FL;  Annette Santiago of New York;  son John Ortiz of Easley, SC;  brother Jesus Pagan of New York; 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends from 9:30 until 11:00 am, followed by the funeral mass on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at St. Andrew Catholic Church with Father Leo Hodges officiating.

Obdulia Orellano-Soto

Obdulia Orellano-Soto, age 78, of Orlando, passed away Saturday, December 16th, 2017 at Cornerstone Hospice at Orlando Health.  Obdulia was born in Viesquez, Puerto Rico,  the daughter of the late Consuelo (Fernandez) and was employed as a chef.

Obdulia leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters, Mercedes Nieves of Houston, TX;   Barbara Ayala of Aquadilla, PR;  five sons Pedro Ortiz of Staten Island, Pedro Ayala of Brooklyn, NY,  John Colon of Marriotville, PA,  Joseph Soto of Mayagues, PR,  Jeremy Soto of Orlando, FL; sister Cruzita Santiago of New York, NY;  4 grandchildren Belinda Medina of Orlando; Danny Soto of Houston, Zury Nieves of Houston, Calvin Colon of Austin, TX; 3 great-grandchildren Aidan Pabon, Liam Pabon, Olivia Bri Pabon all of Orlando.

The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at Dobbs Funeral Home from 6:00 until 8:00 pm.  The funeral service will held at 7:00 pm with Rev. Jorge Texidor officiating.  Interment will be at Winter Garden Cemetery on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Tyler James Cravens

Tyler James Cravens (age 50) died Saturday, December 9th at 9:15am, surrounded by friends and family, after a brief but valiant battle with cancer. He was a professional actor, successful restaurateur, loyal friend, and above all, beloved and devoted husband.
Tyler was born June, 28, 1967 in Evansville, Indiana but soon relocated several times before settling for the duration of his childhood in Jackson, Mississippi. It was there, in high school, Tyler discovered his lifelong love and passion for acting, which entered his life by way of the annual theater competition.
Professional acting, however, didn't become reality until some time later.  First, Tyler entered the US Army Reserves. He attended basic and advanced training at Ft. Jackson, SC, after which he enrolled at the University of Arkansas-Ft. Smith for a year and a half before opting for active duty. During his six-year military career he held duty stations at The Air Assault School (Ft. Campbell, KY), a year long stint in South Korea (Camp Humphreys), and then the 5th Special Group (Ft. Campbell, KY). It was with 5th Group that Tyler deployed to Operation Desert Shield/Storm, earning the respected status: combat veteran. He ultimately achieved the rank of Sergeant, qualified as a Paratrooper (38 airborne jumps), became qualified in Air Assault tactics and Rappel Master, and attended Primary Leadership Development School where he finished 5th in his class.
Throughout his life in the military, Tyler never lost his desire for the art of acting. Upon returning from the Gulf War (1991), he began performing regional theater and appeared in several local and regional commercials. Acting became Tyler's life while the Army was his day job. In time, he left the military (1993) to pursue his dream to become a successful actor.
After bouncing around the country from Nashville to New York, Tyler landed in Orlando, FL where he really hit his stride. He began taking acting classes and working as an actor at several different venues. He was a contracted performer at Universal Studios where he dazzled audiences in shows like The Ghostbusters Spooktacular Show, Alfred Hitchcock: The Art of Making Movies, and The Horror Makeup Show.  At the same time, he also worked nights at Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show and Capone’s Dinner Show.  But this wasn’t enough for Tyler. Tyler knew he was supposed to be in Film and Television.
Tyler searched for the right agent to represent him and that’s exactly what he found in Traci Danielle of Brevard Talent Group. Little did he know this would begin a partnership that would last over 20 years. With the help of Traci, Tyler began auditioning and booking. He was off and running. Some notable credits include: From Earth to the Moon, Maximum Bob, S Club 7, Tigerland, and For Love of Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story. During this run he got to work with some amazing people: Tom Hanks, Beau Bridges, Dylan Walsh, Colin Farrell and Andy Garcia just to name a few.   
Tyler was on the rise and Hollywood was calling. In the late 1990s, he moved to Los Angeles. This move would prove to be the most gratifying of his life. It was here he met the love of his life, his Soulmate, Patcharee Suksamran. Like most actors who move to L.A., Tyler worked a day job to pay the bills. While working as a financial manager for a casino, a co-worker suggested that he come to dinner with her, her husband and some friends.  Tyler agreed. That evening he met Patcharee for the first time and it was over. From that moment on, Tyler James Cravens was officially off the market. After dinner, he and Patcharee spent the rest of the evening talking about anything and everything. They spoke of how they came to be in L.A. They spoke of hopes and dreams. They spoke of previous trials and tribulations. They smiled. They cried. They laughed. In short, they fell in love. And on December 22nd, 2004 Tyler and Patcharee were married.
After their wedding, the new couple moved back to Central Florida and opened a restaurant together.  On June 1st, 2008 Thai Blossom was born. This beautiful restaurant is located in the historic Edgewater Hotel in downtown Winter Garden. Thai Blossom was an instant hit. Tyler and Patcharee were an amazing team. Patcharee accumulated and perfected recipes, concentrating on delivering the most delicious dishes possible; Tyler, perfectly suited, ran the business side of the restaurant. They both would often be seen speaking with customers, welcoming them into their restaurant, and making sure they had a great time.  Tyler and Patcharee were a well-oiled machine when it came to running the restaurant. Their hard work and determination resulted in Thai Blossom winning many awards including Best Thai Restaurant, year after year, from Orlando Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, MyCityEats, Talk of the Town, and Trip Advisor.
With Thai Blossom doing well, Tyler went back to auditioning for film and television. He was back with a vengeance, booking roles left and right, including Letters to God, Endure, Graceland, and Sleepy Hollow. Recently, his most notable role was as the cool, efficient hitman, Ralph Lawler, in the Netflix Original series Bloodline.
Tyler will always be remembered for his love for his wife, his passion to create, his dry sense of humor that lead to his contagious laugh, and his indomitable spirit.
Tyler is survived by his wife, Patcharee Cravens, and his siblings, Thomas J. Cravens, Teresa “Tracey” Cravens Haney, Tamara Cravens Tateosian and their children.  A Celebration of Life will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday, December 4, 2017 at Dobbs Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to consider donating to in his name.

“Onward and Upward”


Monday, December 11, 2017

Donna Mae Bernice McArthur

Donna McArthur of Orlando, FL passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017.  Donna grew up in North Dakota then moved to Minnesota where she raised 3 kids with husband Roy while working.  She worked for Hornbachers & store manager of Cormorant store.  She was very active in the church with her children and with her grandchildren.  She loved to dance.  In 1983 she moved to Orlando Florida where she continued to work as head housekeeper then moved to different hotel as housekeeper until her retirement in 2005.  She loved to garden, her front porch of condo and patio were her greenhouses.  She also, stayed active with family, friends, and church.  Made lots of trips north to be with family, she was a very loving and caring person to all and never slowed down.

She is preceded in death by her husband Roy McArthur, son Douglas McArthur, daughter-in-law Jill McArthur, parents Christopher and Agness Sampson, brothers Clifford, Stanley, Russell, and Cecil Sampson.  Survived by sister Birdella Beach, brotherss Gordon (Eileen) Sampson and Lyle Sampson; sons Michael McArthur, Patrick (Glenda) McArthur, daughter Deborah (Stephen) McArthur-Mirra, daughter-in-law Rosalie Culhane, and close family friends Michael Crain and Krista Manchester.  Grandchildren Sheila (Ken) Johnson, Matthew McArthur, Andrew (Remi) McArthur, Ryan (Kari) Atkinson and Phillip (Melissa) Noe.  Great Grandchildren Madeline and Ella Johnson, Douglas and Chase McArthur, Delaney McArthur, Talaidh and Sadie Isaacs, and Reid Atkinson.

A memorial  service will be held at Holy Family Episcopal Church on Saturday, December 16th, 2017 at 11:00 am.  The family has asked in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Holy Family Episcopal Church or Dobbs Funeral Home.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Kissore Singh

Kissore Singh,  age 81, of Mascotte, FL, passed away Saturday, December 9th, 2017 at Mike Conley Hospice House in Clermont.   He was born in West Bank, Guyana, the son of Parbatie and Udit Singh.  Kissore was employed as a fisherman.

Kissore is preceded in death by his wife Nearmattie Singh, son Dindyal Singh and leaves to cherish his memory, son Ramsingh Singh; daughter-in-law Bibi Singh; four brothers; two sisters; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and son Permanand Singh.

The family will have traditional Hindu services at Dobbs Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 from 6:00 until 9:00 pm  and Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 8:00 until 10:00 am.  Interment will follow the service on Wednesday at Metro Crematory located at 751 Bluford Avenue in Ocoee, FL.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Arthur Dale Bailey

"The light that burns twice as bright, burns half as long"

Arthur "Dale" Bailey , III
His light burned very, very brightly.

Born Into This Realm ~ October 8, 1975

Ascended Eternally Into All of Hearts
December 4, 2017

Dale was a man of candor, strength, kindness and unrivaled loyalty.  He was a masterful mechanic and loved turning wrenches.  His love for cars could only be rivaled by his passion for creating works of art.  A tattoo machine as his brush, some lucky individuals as his canvas.

Dale would give you the shirt off his back or a kick in the ass, whichever you needed more.  He happily obliged.  To be in Dale's good company, one felt at ease, safe, cared for and cared about.  Those blessed enough to Dale on a deeper level experienced an apparelled kinship - his family an unwavering love. (Yes, even Star Wars).  Yet for all of Dale's passions all paled in comparison to his love of his mother.

Still in the realm to carry on Dale's memory are his mother Carla King; father Tony Bailey; brothers Michael of Orlando and Raymond of Illinois; 5 nieces and 5 nephews. 

The family will be receiving friends  at Dobbs Funeral Home from 6:00 until 8:00 pm.  The funeral service will begin at 7:00 pm.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Delaverne Javone Thomas

Delaverne Javon Thomas, age 26, of Orlando, passed away Friday, November 24th, 2017. He was born June 10th, 1991 in Orlando, the son of Washbourne Thomas and the late Charlene (Brown). “DJ”, as he was affectionately known, spent his early childhood years in Chicago, but as a teenager he lived in Orlando and graduated from Ocoee High School in 2009, where he was an Honor Roll student and very active in Music and Drama.

He was a hard-working young man and was employed as a restaurant manager, but anyone that knew DJ, knew that his real passions were animals and his music.

Delaverne leaves to cherish his memory, father Washbourne Thomas; five sisters, Andrea Thomas, Melanie Thomas Livingston, Michelle DiGiorno, Tonya Thomas, Bianca Thomas; two brothers, David Thomas, Waylan Thomas; 17 nieces and nephews (10 girls and 7 boys); numerous cousins and many friends. (It would take 2 tractor trailers to hold them all.)

The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home from 2:00 until 3:00 pm  followed by the funeral service at 3:00 pm on Sunday, December 10, 2017

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Pavielle LeShea Turner

 Pavielle LeShea Turner, age 27, of Orlando, passed away Sunday, November 26th, 2017.  Pavielle, a life long Floridian was born in Orlando, the son of Desiree (Anazagasty)  and Paul LeShea Turner.  He was employed as an Assistant Manager in Food Services.  

Pavielle leaves to cherish his memory, parents Desiree Anazagasty-Turner, father Paul LeShea Turner both of Orlando; three sisters, Anshelic  Nunez Turner of Largo,  Monique L. Turner of Arizona, Satara  C. Turner of Orlando; brother James L. Turner of Orlando; paternal grandparents  William Hodges of Statesboro, GA, Paulette E. Turner of Orlando; maternal grandparents Maria E. Alicia and Victor Santana both of Orlando.

The family will be receiving friends at 10:00 am, followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church of Orlando with Pastors Jeff Thomason and Jimmy Knott officiating.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Jeffrey David Lockey

Jeffrey David Lockey,  age 58,  formerly of Saginaw, died suddenly on November 30, 2017. Jeff was born in Cheboygan, MI, the son of John and Therese (Bourrie) Lockey. He graduated from Arthur Hill High School and has resided in Sarasota, Florida for the last several years where he has owned his own business in the pool maintenance industry.  

Jeff is survived by his parents, siblings: Steve Lockey - Bay City, MI, Greg (Deb) Lockey - Ocoee, FL, Mark (Helle) Lockey - Denmark, Anne Samuels - Slidell LA, Joe (Liz) Lockey - Orlando, FL, Mary (Tony) Laton - Concord, CA, Charles (Keri) Lockey - St. Cloud, FL & Tish (Jerry) Maestaz - Birch Run, MI. Nieces and nephews: Maggie, Erin, Rachelle (Michael), Nicole (Andrew), Jennifer, Hannah, Maja, Klara, Kristine, Kari (Lance), Zachary, Monica, Samantha, Andrew (Rochelle), Sarah, Emily, Gavin, Nicholas & Kayla and many great-nieces, great-nephews, extended family and many dear friends.  Jeff was truly loved by his nieces and nephews who he doted on.  He enjoyed riding his Harley and spending time at the beach. 

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 6th from 11:00 am until the time of the service at 12:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 N. Kirkman Rd., Orlando, FL.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Mildred Maria Allison

Mildred Maria Allison, age 67, of Orlando, passed away Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 at Cornerstone Hospice at Orlando Health Center.  She was born in Mocho, Jamaica, the daughter of the late Doris Amanda (McLean)  and Reginald Nathaniel Allison and was employed as a Domestic Engineer.

Mildred leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters, Sonia Troupe, Claudia Troupe;  five sisters, Christiana Allison, Catherine Allison Douglas, Joy Williams, Lily Allison-Bulgin, Tillia Allison-Brown; brother Adolphus Allison;  and 3 grandchildren, Diamond Troupe, Najee McLean, Caleb McLean. 

The family will be receiving friends from 10:00 until 11:00 am, followed by the funeral service on Saturday, December 9th, 2017 at New Destiny Christian Center, 505 McCormick Road in Apopka, FL.  Interment will follow the funeral service at Winter Garden Cemetery.

Martha A. Arthur

Martha A. Arthur,  age 101, of Orlando, FL passed away Friday, December 1st, 2017 at Guardian Care Nursing and Rehab Center in Orlando.  She was born in born in Berbice, Guyana,  the  daughter of the late Susan (Adonis).  Ms. Martha leaves to cherish her memory, daughters Patricia H. Arthur-Rodriguez; Faylene Adams, Louise Woods and son Keith Arthur.

The family will be receiving friends from 10:00 until 11:00 am, followed by the funeral service on Thursday, December 7th, 2017 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  The service will be officiated by Pastor Thomas Hensley.