Sunday, August 30, 2020

Clarence Thomas Hamilton, III

Clarence Thomas Hamilton III, age 63, of Orlando, passed away Friday, August 28th, 2020 at Orlando Regional Medical Center,   He was born in Cincinnati, OH, the son  of Norettie (Brewer) and the late Clarence T. Hamilton, Jr. and was employed as an industrial machinist.  

Clarence is preceded in death by his sister Debbie Farris and leaves to cherish his memory, mother Norettie (Brewer) McEntyre of Orlando; daughter Tanya Hamilton of Orlando;  sister Robin Miller of Mt. Dora; two brothers Tim Hamilton of Sanford,  David Hamilton, of Orlando; 4 grandchildren.

Public visitation will be held at 11:00 am, followed by the funeral service at 12:00 pm on Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 at Dobbs Funeral Home with Pastor Jerry Forrest officiating.  Interment will follow the funeral service at Lake Hill Cemetery, Orlo Vista.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Kimberly Fant-Jeremie

Kimberly Fant-Jeremie, age 53, of Orlando, FL passed away Friday, August 14th, 2020 at Orlando Regional Medical Center, She was born in New York, NY, the daughter of Henrietta Fant-Battle  and the late Robert Benjamin Fant and moved to Orlando in 2000.  On March 14, 2002 she was united in holy matrimony to Bernard Jeremie and to that union one child was born named Amisha Naomi Jeremie. She was employed in the health care industry as an administrator.

Kimberly leaves to cherish her memory, mother Henrietta Fant-Battle of New York, husband Bernard Jeremie of Orlando; two daughters, Amisha Naomi Jeremie of Orlando, Cynthia Adele Fant of Bronx, NY; and Bernard's children, Heather Nicole Jeremie, Bernard Justice Jeremie, Joseph Jeremie, and two grandchildren. Kimberly leaves a host of other relatives and friends in New York and her Bethel Gospel Assembly family.

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at Dobbs Funeral Home at 3:00 pm followed by the funeral service at 4:00 pm with Pastor Stovelleo (Jake) Stovall  of God Is Able Ministry officiating . 

"It Is Well With My Soul"

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Jared Scott Larson


It is with great sadness that the family of Jared Larson,  age 33,  announces he joined his Lord and Savior on August 20th, 2020. Jared leaves behind his wife and two small children, whom he loved dearly. Jared and his wife met while attending Auburn University and their family could be found cheering on his beloved Tigers every Fall. As season ticket holders they regularly traveled to the loveliest village on the plains to attend home football games.

While at Auburn, Jared double majored in Economics and Finance and went on to work in the financial industry directly out of college. He was most recently employed as a Regional Wealth Consultant at LPL Financial. He cherished the personal relationships he formed over the years and had long lasting friendships from all areas of his life. In his free time, he loved swimming and reading with his kids. Additionally, Jared was an avid golfer and enjoyed traveling with friends to play a variety of courses around the county. If Jared was not with his family, working, or floating in the pool - you could find him on the golf course. 

A Memorial Service in memory of Jared will be held on Saturday August 29, 2020 at 11:00am at First Baptist Orlando, 3000 S. John Young Pkwy Orlando, FL 32805. A live stream of the service will also be available at .

Two locations have been set up for those who desire to make memorial donations in memory of Jared.

Orlando Health

If you wish to mail a donation please write “In memory of Jared Larson” on the memo line and mail to 3160 Southgate Commerce Blvd. Suite 50 Orlando, FL 32806.

Auburn University

Please make donations to the Auburn University Foundation for the Jared Scott Larson Endowed Scholarship at Auburn University.  Checks can be sent to Auburn University Foundation at 317 S College St. Auburn, AL  36849 or you can go online at and give to Auburn.






Saturday, August 22, 2020

Hector Reinelio Lopez

Hector Reinelio Lopez, age 51, of Orlando, passed away on Sunday, August 16th, 2020.  He was born in Manhattan, NY the son of Mercedes (Sanchez) and Reinelio Hector Lopez and was employed in construction.

Hector leaves to cherish his memory, parents Hector and Mercedes Lopez of Dominican Republic; sister Ada Lopez-Sanchez and brother Clark Lopez, both of New York; 

The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home on Sunday, August 23, 2020 from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm.  The funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm with Dr. Bob Riddle officiating.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Ward Allen Johnson

Born August 6,1958 in Rockford Illinois passed away July 2020 in Orlando, Florida. At age 5, Ward moved to Redding, California... life was good... In 1967 Ward and family on Route 66, headed to what would be home for the next 53 years, Orlando, Florida. Orlando was different then.

  Still young, Ward married Cheryl Marhofer, the mother of his son that survives him today. Foster Johnson age 39. Ward is preceded in death by his parents Glenn Gordon Johnson Sr. and Esther Elizabeth (Betty) Forrest, two 1/2 brothers Steven Forrest of Massachusetts and William (Bill) Forrest of Winnipeg, Canada. Nephew William (Billy) Colton Johnson passed away at 19.

  Along with his son Foster, Ward is survived by his brother Glenn Gordon Johnson Jr., sister in law's Anna Twana Johnson and Erica Forrest, nephew's Steven Johnson and Michael Forrest and favorite and only niece Renee Hart-Ellenburg, Great nephews Dustin, William, Bradly, Joey, Jace, and Wade and one Great niece Reagin. Reagin and William's mother Jennifer Johnson also held a special place in Ward's heart.

  Ward also had an extended family, The Treadwells, The Hughs, The Rucks, The Lange's, and Tom, Beth, Ryan, Robert and Everyone at Watkins. Long time Friends Jack Raymond, Ted Cook, Bill Spain, Mike O'Toole, Bob Scott and all that knew him.

  In Ward's life neighbors, customers, and even businesses like Griffis auto and Charlie's Bakery all became friends and actually family. Dogs were often treated to sausages and cats, well...

The family will be remembering the life of Ward Allen Johnson on August 15, 2020 at 1 pm at Redemption Church located at 24313 E Colonial Dr. Christmas, FL 32709. All friends and family are invited to attend and share in the memories of his life.  

 Thank you all for being a part of his life   


Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Kenneth Douglas Johnson

He was born Kenneth Douglas Johnson, of a farm family during the depression years in Plainwell, Michigan, in a Salvation Army hospital, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Frances Helen Glynn on  January 17, 1931.

From ages 14 to 19, he worked part time for retail stores and other labor jobs.  He also delivered coal at a local feed store, and working nights at local and Kalamazoo bowling alleys.  He once worked for the New York Central and the Pennsylvania Railroads, doing track laying and maintenance labor, of which the only comfort was sitting on the railroad tie and eating a cold sandwich in a minus 20 degree storm storm.  He once made application to the local office of the Royal Canadian Police as a janitor.  One of his last jobs was working for the Plainwell Valley Metal Products Company assembly line and drafting work.

1946 - 1947, During his high school years he attended Kalamazoo College Night School in the machine shop drafting and automotive mechanics trades.  He graduated from High School at the age of 17.  At age 19 he and two other classmates joined the U.S. Air Force and after two weeks of basic training at Lackland A.F.B., San Antonio, Texas before being sent to McDill A.F.B., Tampa, Florida to await 1 1/2 years for his security clearance to top secret so that he could enter communications school at Scott A.F.B., in Bellview, Illinois, near St. Louis, Missouri.  Returning to McDill A.F.B., Tampa, Florida he later went on a short trip movement overseas to Gander A.F.B. Newfoundland.

Upon leaving the Air Force with an Honorable Discharge, with a rank of Airman First Class (A/1C); he re-enrolled at Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida in 1954.  During this time as a full time student he preceded to work in several various engineering type drafting fields.  Some were with the Florida Highway Department, and an aircraft mechanics helper at Bartow A.F.B., Florida.  During this period at college, he started a photographic business catering to student activities.  After three years he left college and moved to Orlando where he worked for the next 23 years in the Aerospace/Defense fields for 11 Aircraft and Electronic Companies and Cape Canaveral, Florida, doing engineering drafting, photographic and graphic arts proposal work.

1980-1986, During this time in 1980, while working for the Walt Disney Company as a design draftsman under the supervision of three directors, that Ken reapplies to F.S.C. to continue his undergraduate studies and in 1983 graduated with a B.S. degree in Business Administration.  At this time (1983-1986),  he continued his schooling with Webber College, Babson Park, Florida, graduating with a Masters Degree in Business and Marketing/Advertising, completing both degrees in a short 6 years.  In the next two years he became Florida Certified to teach K-12 in schools.

1971 to Present, As a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and as a member of the Central Florida Rifle and Pistol Club; he served 14 years as an executive officer organizing and promoting several monthly matches and participating in many meetings across the state earning him various classifications.  Ken and eight other members were instrumental in moving the club to its present Orlando location from the Windermere, Florida area.  In about 1979, they established the first 600 year high power rifle range in Florida, helping to benefit the Florida High Power Association.

1986 to Present, Reproduction of the Southern News, a college newspaper, Lakeland, Florida printed:  In 1983 Kenneth "Ken" Johnson retired in 1996 after working for Orange County as an engineering technician in the design engineering department.  Ken began his studies at FSC in 1954 but worked for 23 years int he Defense Aerospace Industry receiving training in drafting, electronics, engineering, accounting, business, and technical illustrating before returning in 1980 to complete his degree.  He then went on to earn a Masters degree from Webber College.  In 1986 Ken was substituting in the Orange County School system 2 or 3 days a week.

Mr. Kenneth Johnson is survived by two half brothers, David A. Flora of Plainwell, Michigan, Jeffrey E. Flora of Kalamazoo, Michigan; and a half sister Darlene A. Takacs of Rossville, Georgia.  

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Patricia Jean Meier

Patricia Jean Meier, 80, passed away on July 29th, 2020, in Oakland, FL.  Patricia was born in Detroit, Michigan on April 28, 1940.  She moved to the Central Florida area in 1978.  While in Florida, she was a business owner and a member of the American Business Women’s Association.  She was also a single mother, successfully raising six children. She is preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Meier, her mother and father, Helen and John Shuert, and her brothers and sister-in-law, William Shuert, Bert Shuert, and Eileen Shuert.  Patricia is survived by her sister, Carol Lipsit, her six children, Kenneth King (Susan), Rex King, Royce King, Wayne King (Amy), Patrice Tindall (Glenn), Gregory King, 17 grandchildren, and many great grandchildren.  This tremendous loss is felt deeply by her entire family, and she will be dearly missed.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Jaikalia Jaikalia

Jaikalia Jaikalia, age 89, of Orlando, passed away Sunday, August 2nd, 2020.  She  was born in DeWillem, Guyana  the daughter of the late Kanchanie (Misir)  and Ludur  Singh.

Jaikalia leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters Usha Banjangi of Orlando, Asha Maraj of Guyana; son Satya Persaud of Orlando;  7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

A Traditional Hindu service will be held from 9:00:00 to 11:30 am on Thursday, August 6th, 2020 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at Metro Crematory in Ocoee.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Myrna M. Roman

Myrna M Roman, age 77, of Orlando, FL, passed away Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee.  She was born in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, the daughter  of the late Epifania (Ferrer)  and Jose  Zapata and worked in hospital medical records.

Public Viewing will be held 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Monday, August 3rd, 2020 at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando.  The funerall mass will be held 10:00 AM on Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Orlando, FL  with Father Leo Hodges officiating.  Interment will follow the mass at Winter Garden Cemetery.