Monday, April 27, 2020

Peggy Ann LaValle

Peggy Ann LaValle, age 72, of Winter Springs, Florida passed away Saturday, April 25th, 2020 at Advent Health Winter Park, Winter Park. Peggy was born in Akron, Ohio August 13, 1947. Moved to Florida in 1980 where she worked as a CFO for a number of companies in Central Florida until she retired. 

She was predeceased by her Son Chad LaValle. Peggy is survived by her son Michael McNutt and daughter-in-law Maribel McNutt; her 2 granddaughters Amber Burgess and Ashley Orlando; great granddaughter Alivia Orlando; sister in law Janet Kniceley, and many other family and friends. She enjoyed dancing, reading, country music and watching old tv shows. 

A memorial service is planned for a later date.

Darrell Wayne Hewitt, Sr.

Darrell “Butch” Wayne Hewitt, Sr., age 78, passed away at his home in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, April 18th, surrounded by family.

Butch was born on July 17th, 1941 in Baltimore, Maryland to Ross and Hilda Hewitt. He grew up in Rosedale, MD with his siblings: Tommy, Kenny, Ross (Pepe), and Sharon. He received his GED from the United States Army when he joined in 1959. He was stationed in Panama where he met his wife, Zenny, and had two sons, Wayne and Bobby. After moving back to Baltimore, Maryland in 1963, they had 3 more children: Nancy, Kevin, and Dale. Butch retired from the military in 1964. He then became an automotive mechanic from 1965-1974, followed by a career working for a mobile trailer fabrication company for the next 5 years. His last career was in the convention & trade show industry as an operations manager from 1979 until 2008 when he retired from work completely. He and his wife Zenny moved to Orlando, Florida in 1989 where they have lived ever since.

Butch was an amazing and much- loved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great- grandfather, and friend to so many. He was stubborn, but wise. His voice was so calming, and he meant the most to so many and was the glue in his family. He loved each and every one of us in a unique way, and never failed to remind us of that. He liked to play the tough role, but was always full of laughter. No matter what the conversation was, it was a goal to hear his laughter at least once before ending a phone call with him. Butch cherished his grandchildren and great- grandchildren very deeply, they brought him all the happiness he could ask for and were one of the main highlights of his days. Butch always joked around about buying them a one- way ticket to Florida. We mourn the loss of Butch’s life and presence in our lives, but we are blessed to celebrate the life we shared with him.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Tommy and Kenny, his son Dale, and his grandchildren Jeffery and Robert. He is survived by his wife, Zenny, his siblings, Ross (Pepe) and Sharon, his children: Wayne, Bobby, Nancy, and Kevin; his 11 grandchildren, and his 24 great- grandchildren.

If you would like to donate in memory of Butch, his family asks that you make donations to:
The National Foundation for Cancer Research in his name:

Friday, April 24, 2020

Melvin Cass Butler, Sr.

Melvin Cass Butler, Sr., age 73, of Orlando, FL, passed away Saturday, April 18th, 2020 at Orlando Health at Dr. Phillips.  A lifelong Floridian, he was born in Live Oak, FL  the son of the late Cassie (Kettles)  and Pink  Butler.  Melvin served in the U.S. Army and was employed as a driver for a trucking company.

Melvin is predeceased by his brother Sam Butler (2011) and leaves to cherish his memory, wife Deborah (Johnson) Butler of Orlando; two daughter Deidre Butler of Houston, TX, Sandrell Butler of Orlando;  son Melvin Butler, Jr., of Perry, GA;   brother Sam Butler of Orlando; and is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren

Public visitation will be held 11:00 am to 1:00 pm followed by the funeral service at 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 25th, 2020  at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, FL .  As Melvin is a veteran, military honors will commence promptly at 1:00 pm.

PLEASE NOTE:  Activties During COVID-19 Emergency.

Executive Order 20-91 from the Office of our Governor........ we will only allow 10 individuals in at a time to enter the funeral home.    We must adhere to these guidelines so that we all can remain safe and secure during this crisis.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Cecil Rampersaud Naraine

Cecil Rampersaud Naraine, age 95, of Orlando, passed away Sunday, April 19th, 2020 at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee. Mr. Cecil Rampersaud Naraine, started his life during an extreme humble era on December 1, 1924 in British Guiana. He grew up during the time of World War 2 and the worldwide great depression. He dropped out of secondary school so that he could go to work in the sugarcane fields in order to support his family. Later on, he became a police officer under the British rule and progressed through the rank to detective and presidential bodyguard. In 1969, he retired from the police force and migrated to the United States of America.
He was a pioneer in the true sense. He left Guyana in October 1969 to seek a better life for his family in America. He literally came to this country with only his suitcase and today, he fulfilled his dream and really made a name for himself. He selflessly sacrificed and paved the way for others to follow. Now today, many can look back and attribute their existence and success to him.

As he aged gracefully, he wanted a better quality of life for himself so he moved to Florida in 2003. He celebrated his 95th birthday on 1 December 2019, surrounded by his family and loved ones. Today, he succumbed to his illness and died in the place where he always wanted to be.  

He was one of eight siblings and is survived by an older brother, Mr. Harry Persaud, younger sister, Mrs. Pauline Ramrattan and spouse Hilda Singh. He was married to the late Mrs. Dhanie Lilkumar Naraine and Patricia L. Naraine. His children are Shamdai T. Doobay, Kenneth J. Naraine, Roy K. Naraine, Maurice A. Naraine, Ruth I. Rupnarain, Sandra L. Kopec, Felix S. Naraine, Elizabeth Naraine, Patricia Budhan, David T. Singh, Sandra Sunchit, Carol Latchman and Terry Singh. He is a grandfather and great grandfather.

An 11:00 am funeral service will be held on Friday, April 24, 2020 at Dobbs Funeral Home, followed by cremation with Pastor Thomas Hensley officiating.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Phillip George Horie

Phillip George Horie, age 67, of Winter Park, FL passed away Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 at Advent Health Winter Park.  He was born in Kingston, Jamaica,  the son of the late Carmen (Singh)  and William  Horie and employed as a radio broadcaster. 

Phillip leaves to cherish his memory, three sons Phillip Horie of Winter Park,  Neil Horie of San Antonio, Lawrence Horie of Winter Park; three sisters Monica Pennacchio of Winter Park, Lola Campbell of Ft. Lauderdale,Etta Hill of Ft. Lauderdale;  five brothers Herman Hourie of Ft. Lauderdale, Patrick Hourie of Kissimmee, David Hourie of New York, Albert Hourie of Kingston, Jamaica, Norman Hourie, of Orlando and survived by 1 grandchild.

The family will be receiving friends from 11:00 am until 11:30 am on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at Dobbs Funeral Home followed by interment at Glen Haven Cemetery.

Camille Josephine Tornatore

Camille Josephine Tornatore, age 72, of Winter Garden, FL passed away Friday, April 3rd, 2020 at The Courtyard, Orlando.   She was born in Brooklyn, NY the daughter  of the late Josephine (Marzullo)  and Salvatore  Romano and was employed as a secretary.

Camille leaves to cherish her memory,  two daughters Juliette Antilla of Marshall, MI,  Angela Anderson of Winter Garden;  son,Paul Tornatore of Winter Garden; two sisters Marion Golfinopoulos of Vero Beach, Josette Federico, of Kings Park, NY;  3 grandchildren: Erika Anderson, Nalaie Anderson both of Winter Garden and Kayla Antilla of MIchiganj

The family will be receiving friends from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Monday, April 6, 2020 followed by the funeral service at Dobbs Funeral Home with Deacon Larry Herbert officiating.   Interment will follow the service at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Gesner Mares

GESNER MARES, age 82, of Kissimmee, Florida passed away Thursday, March 19th, 2020 at Colonial Lakes Health Care in Winter Garden,   He was born in LAGONAVE, HaITI,  on June 27, 1937, the son of the late Carmel del Carmeze and Guerier Jean Jacques. 

Gesner Mares was a great baker and a farmer, he was an extremely hardworking men and father who loves his family dearly, loving father and friends. In 1980 he and his wife Philomene left their children back home in Haiti to come here to the States so his children could have a better life than he did.  This is the kind of man he was, selfless when it come to his children and wife. Gesner Mares was loved by everyone who knew him he was very friendly, caring, and giving... and a very funny guy who loved to make everyone around him laugh with his corny jokes.  He loved the outdoors, as he was a nature man at heart . He will be missed by countless. Now, the almighty has called him to his heaven. May his soul Rest In Peace.

Gesner is preceded in death by his parents and his wife-Philomene Francois.  He leaves behind,  7 children, Camy Mares, Jeanty Mares, Garry Mares, Cutel Mares, Marie Carmelle Fleurima, Violine Philo Mares-Marc, Noucheka Louis Jeune; 12 grandchildren,  Gabriella Mares, Garlens Mares, Monica Mares, Cutel Jr Mares, Naimah Mares, Hannah Mares, Johnathan Mares, Garmimar Mares, Godric Marc, Shania Louis Jeune, James Louis Jeune, Ciara Louis Jeune; and 1 great grandchild Jaeden Mares.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 10:00 am, followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am with Rev. Dr. Charles Jones officiating.  Interment will be at Winter Garden Cemetery.

PLEASE NOTE:  Activties During COVID-19 Emergency.

Executive Order 20-91 from the Office of our Governor........ we will only allow 10 individuals in at a time to enter the funeral home.    We must adhere to these guidelines so that we all can remain safe and secure during this crisis.