Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Irving ("Radar") McLean

Irving   ("Radar") McLean, age 74 of Orlando, passed away Thursday, December 24th, 2020.  He was born in Las Cuevas, Trinidad, the son of the late Sylvia (Hernandez)  and George  McLean and was employed as a musician.  

Two of his favorite scriptures were:

The Magnificat

-My Soul magnifies the Lord, And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior; Because he has regarded the lowliness of his handmaid; For behold; henceforth all generations shall call me blessed; Because He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name; And his mercy is from generation to generation on those who fear him. He has shown might with his arm, He has scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart. He has put down the mighty from their thrones, and has exalted the lowly. He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty. He has given help to Israel, his servant, mindful of his mercy Even as he spoke to our fathers to Abraham and to his seed forever.

Prayer to Saint Michael

Saint Michael the archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, Cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits, who wander through the world seeking the ruin of the souls. Amen.

"A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who... raised their mind with humble confidence to God.

His Girlfriend -Marilyn Roopchand- would like everyone to know : "He was a Decent loving person who was loved by lots of people throughout the world."  He loved watching westerns, catching up on the phone with family, walking 2 miles everyday at sunrise to compete with his neighbor Ms. Heidi, talking with his Girlfriend Marilyn 3 times a day, bussin a cook, our dog Nikki, The Los Angeles Lakers, and probably most of all music, making it, performing it, everything about it.

Irving leaves to cherish his memory sons, Daniel, David and Phil McLean; brothers Julio, Glen, and Eric; sisters Margaret, Glenda, Rose, Daffa and Rhonda; numerous cousins who he loved and spoke with weekly.  

The funeral service will be held at 4:00 pm on Thursday, December 31st, 2020 at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, FL  with Pastor Thomas Hensley officiating.

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Elsa B. Bonilla Yepez

Elsa B. Bonilla Yepez, age  91 of Windermere, passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2020.  She was born in Alangasi, Ecuador, the daughter of the late Carlos Bonilla and Carmen Yepez. She was employed as a craft designer for party supplies.

Elsa leaves to cherish her memory, daughter Guadalupe Tobar-Bonilla of Ecuador, son Ataulfo Tobar-Bonilla of Ecuador, daughter Catalina Aguinaga of Kissimmee, daughter Carmen Tobar-Bonilla of Ecuador, son Camilo Tobar-Bonilla of Ecuador, son Raul Tobar-Bonilla of Windermere; 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Calling hours will be from 4:00 until 7:00 pm on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at Dobbs Funeral Home.

Monday, December 28, 2020

Colleen Grace Mol


July 6, 1982 – December 18, 2020

On December 18, 2020, Colleen Grace Mol of Orlando Florida unexpectedly passed away. She was a native Floridian and spent her whole life around Orlando. She was born on July 6, 1982 to Jeffrey Mol and Stephanie Monington in Orlando Florida. She spent most of her working life at various service level jobs (bartender, server, etc.) but her greatest joy was being a mother. She was an intelligent, creative, practical, kind, thoughtful and loving mother, sister, spouse, partner, and friend. She enjoyed her time being with family and friends, being her witty self, and was devoted to her two loving children. She will be missed by all.

She is survived by her current partner David Amtmann, son Lucas Forand, daughter Tori Amtmann, mother Stephanie Monington, sister Christine Bennington and brother John Zinkovich. She was predeceased by her father Jeffrey Mol and sister Melissa Monington.

Services will be on December 29, 2020 from 4-6 PM at Dobbs Funeral Home:

430 North Kirkman Road

Orlando, FL 32811

(407) 578-7720

For those that cannot attend in person, a virtual Zoom session has been scheduled from 3-6 PM with the service starting at 4 PM.


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By Phone: 833-568-8864 

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Sympathy wishes can be sent to David Amtmann at 4800 Kempston Drive Orlando, FL 32812.  Colleen was extremely passionate about Autism awareness. In lieu of flowers, her family asks that if you are so moved, you make a donation to Autism Speaks in her memory. Click the “Donate” button on the upper right hand side, select “Give in honor or in memory”, to make your donation.

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Charles Marcus Blakemore

Charles Marcus Blakemore, age 79, of Casselberry, Florida passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2020.  He was originally from Shelbyville, Kentucky and played basketball at Centre College, Danville, Kentucky where he earned his degree in 1963.

He was founder and operator of businesses in Chicago, New York, Atlanta and Orlando.  He is survived by his wife Amelia, sister Ronnie Dishian and her husband Al Dishian of Debary, Florida, a brother, Woody Blakemore of Frankfort, Kentucky, a step daughter, Christina Pomarole of New Albany, Indiana, a cousin Judy Tatoul of West Palm Beach, Florida.  His mother was the late Ray Peche of Shelbyville, Kentucky and his father was the late Marcus Blakemore of Frankfort, Kentucky.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Patricia M. Tetrault

 Patricia M. Tetrault

October 8, 1927 – December 11, 2020


Patricia McNally Tetrault (Pat) was born and raised in Ogdensburg New York.  She married Richard (Dick) Tetrault in 1950 and together they moved to Clermont Florida in 2008.  Pat was predeceased in death by her parents, husband - Dick, brother – Ronald, and grandson – David Jr.  She is survived by her 6 children:  Susan (James) Densmore, Richard Tetrault, David (Katherine) Tetrault, Kathryn (Matthew) Fisher, Margaret (Martin) Thompson, Elizabeth Tetrault, plus 18 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren. 

 Pat was the epitome of a strong, independent woman who always spoke her mind!  She had been a Registered Nurse for many years and, even though she had retired long ago, people would still call and ask her medical advice.  Once a nurse, always a nurse! She was a faithful Catholic Christian and prayed for her loved ones every day!  She loved her children, adored her grand and great grandchildren and was known for her long, tight hugs and she wouldn’t mind engaging in silly shenanigans from time to time!  Pat was tiny in stature but had a huge personality! 

Pat, mom, grandma, we love you and will forever miss you!  Rest peacefully, we shall one day be together with you in paradise!

The family will be receiving friends on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, located at 720 12th Street, Clermont, FL 34711 from 10:00 am until 10:45 am, followed by the funeral mass at 11:00 am with Father Roy officiating.  Interment will follow the funeral mass at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Gotha.

                 Masks Required and Social Distancing Mandatory

Friday, December 11, 2020

Doindra Ishri

Doindra Ishri, age 47, of Orlando, passed away Thursday, December 10th, 2020 at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee,  He was born in Berbice, Guyana,  on April 2, 1973 and was employed as a auto welder.

Doindra leaves to cherish his memory, wife Sharmila Laldjiet;two daughters Rajini Iftikhar, Yashini Laldjiet;  son Kushendra Ishri, all of Orlando; sister Dhanita Chattergoon of Canada; brother Mahendra Ishri of Guyana; and 1 grandchild - Amelia Latchman also of Orlando

A Traditional Hindu Service will be held 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM on Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, FL  with Pandit Jeet officiating. Cremation will follow the service at Metro Crematory in Ocoee.

               Masks Required and Social Distancing Mandatory

Monday, December 7, 2020

Joyce Elizabeth Higginbotham

Joyce Elizabeth Higginbotham, age 83, of Belleview, Florida passed away Sunday, December 6th, 2020 at Sevierville Health and Rehabilitation Center in Sevierville, TN. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter  of the late Emma (Orser)  and William  Miller and was retired from  billing and accounting at Waste Management Company.


Joyce first and foremost loved Jesus with all of her heart and was a faithful member of the Belleview Church of God. She also loved her family very much and cherished every moment she spent with them. Her hobbies included baking, camping, shopping, and spending time with her family. 


Joyce is preceded in death by her mother Emma Miller, father William Miller, Husband Herbert C Roberson Sr, daughters Linda Spears, and Darlyne Lemley 


Joyce is  survived by her son Herb Roberson Jr. (Lorie) of Clermont; 4 grandchildren Dawn Clarke (David), Crystal Oliver (Anthony), Ryan Roberson (Jessica) , McKenzie Howell (Tyler) and  5 great-grandchildren Tara, Amber, Eva, Maya, Nora; son-in-law Louis.


The family will be receiving friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm on Thursday, December 10th, 2020 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, December 11th, 2020 at Dobbs Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Howell officiating.  Interment will follow the funeral service at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

              Masks Required and Social Distancing Mandatory

David L. Harper

 David L. Harper, age 60, of Apopka, Florida, passed away Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 at AdventHealth Hospice, Orlando.   He was born in Ravena, Ohio, the son of Billy Harper and the late Rosalea (Fitzwater) and was employed as an auto body mechanic.

David leaves to cherish his memory, father Billy Harper of Orlando; sister Juanita Collar of Oceana, West Virginia; and brother, Billy Harper, Jr., of Mt. Dora, Florida.

The family will be receiving friends from 4:00 - 5:00 pm, followed by the funeral service on Monday, December 7th, 2020 at Dobbs Funeral Home.

           Masks Required and Social Distancing Mandatory

Friday, November 20, 2020

Janis Theresa Slaughter

Janis Theresa Slaughter, age 62, of Orlando, passed away Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 at Cornerstone Hospice at Orlando Health.  A lifetime Floridian, Janis was born in Orlando, the daughter of the Late Wilzie (Lollar) and Lonnie Lee Poole and was a homemaker.  

Janis leaves to cherish her memory, husband John  Slaughter; two daughters Jennifer Slaughter, Christine Slaughter; brother Michael Poole,  all of Orlando; she is also survived by 3 grandchildren, Jerry Wilson, Jonni Slaughter, Dylan Wilson.

Calling hours will be held from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm, followed by the funeral service on Saturday, November 21st, 2020 at Dobbs Funeral Home with Pastor Thomas Hensley officiating.

        Masks Required and Social Distancing Mandatory

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

William Henry Word

William Henry Word, age 81, of Orlando, FL passed away Sunday, November 1st, 2020 at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee.  He was born in Friendsville, TN, the son  of the late Edith (Hodge)  Word.  He served in the Army National Guard and was employed as a machinist.  

William leaves to cherish his memory, wife Essie Dykes Word of Orlando; three sons Billy Word of Ocoee, Timmy Word, of Orlando, Rusty Word, of Orlando; sister Janice of Tennessee; brother, Lester of Tennessee; 5 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

Calling hours are 10:00 until 11:00 am on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at Dobbs Funeral Home with a Masonic service.  Interment will be held at 1:00 pm at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery in Mims, FL.

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Marie Elizabeth Shaffer

Marie Shaffer  June 1 1929- Nov 4. 2020 

Marie Elizabeth Shaffer, age 91 passed away on November 4, 2020.  She was born in Charleston, West Virginia the daughter of Martha and Walter Pennington.   She was born in Charleston W.V. In 1929 daughter of. Martha And Walter Pennington.

She married her husband  Calvin Clyde Shaffer in 1950 and moved to Orlando Florida in 1967.  Marie spent her carrier working for the oard of education in W.V.  Worked for Valencia College in the 70s and 80s then went to Sears Corporation and retired there in 1992.  She got to make her dream trip to Hawaii 1992.   Marie loved her church Metro West Church of the Nazarene, she’s been there 54 years and loved every minute of it, she loved her Lord and  Savior and heavens a little nicer today cause she’s there.....God Bless

Marie is predeceased by her husband Calvin Clyde Shaffer (1999); sons Micheal Wayne, Randall Scott, and Brent Todd Shaffer of Orlando; grandchildren Patricia Trainum, Stacey Passera, Kimberly Shaffer, Sharlotte White, Michele VanDevan;   20 great grands and 4 great great grand children.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, November 9, 2020 at Glen Haven Memorial Park Cemetery with Pastor Ronald Benjamin officiating.  The cemetery is located at 2300 Temple Drive, Winter Park FL 32789

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Kevin Albert Schwenke

Kevin Schwenke, 46, of Groveland, Florida was called home on October 26, 2020.  Kevin was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 24, 1974.  Moving to Orlando, Florida at the age of five Where he spent most of his remaining years.  Although Kevin never wedded, he loved as if he had. Heidi and Kevin were together for 17 years. Heidi has a daughter named Haylee whom Kevin loved and cherished as his own.

In his later years, Kevin fought a hard battle with esophagus cancer and appeared to be in the lead at his time of death. Although the actual cause remains unclear, it is apparent the Lord was ready to call him home.

Kevin is predeceased by his mother, Carol, brother Johnny, and sister Annette. Kevin left behind his father Albert, Aunt Velma, sisters Lisa and Melissa, and his brother Tommy. Kevin also had a handful of nieces and nephews, Jessica, Kris, Becky, Alicia, Eric, Emily, Tommy, Aaron, Ashton, Anthony, Alex, along with great-niece, and nephew Taven and Khloe.

A viewing will be held at Dobbs Funeral Home Saturday, Nov 7th at 10 am. 430 N Kirkman Rd. Orlando Fl,  32811,  followed by burial at 11 am Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, 400 Wood Lawn Cemetery Rd. Gotha, Fl 34734

The family is asking that you make donations to whomever of your choice, but we are asking you STILL make one. Whether it be an extra offering at church, cancer institution, animal hospital, or a stranger on the street. There are no rules for spreading kindness and blessing to others.


Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Jerry Joseph Stought


April 21, 1931 – October 26, 2020

Jerry Joseph Stought died on October 26.  Born in Columbus, Ohio on April 21, 1931, he graduated from Millersport High School in 1949 and Ohio University in 1954.  He lost his leg in a tragic boating accident when he was thirteen, but that didn’t dampen his enthusiasm for doing all he could in life.  He loved to sing, act, swim, and dance, among other things.


Jerry met Mary Louise Pugh and married in 1955.  They were married 54 years.  He worked in his parents’ grocery store and later as a sales representative for a pharmaceutical company.  He loved being with people and never knew a stranger.  He and Mary traveled all over the world, visiting six continents, with countries too numerous to list. 


He is preceded in death by Mary and his son, Stanley.  He is survived by his brother, Keith Stought of Millersport, OH and his three sons, Stephen Stought (Gay) of Hermitage, TN; Todd Stought (Janell) of St Cloud, FL; and Jay Stought of Kissimmee, FL.  He had six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.


A memorial service will be held at Grace Community Church, 5501 E Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, St Cloud, FL, 34771 on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 10:00 am.  The service will be live streamed as well. Go to

Helen Barton

Helen Barton was born on December 22, 1931 in Lynn, Alabama to Marion Wesley and Rettie Belle Barton.  She was the tenth of twelve children born to that union.

Helen moved with her family to Winter Haven, FL as a teenager. She attended Florida College. After college she moved to Orlando and began working with Ford Motor Credit and worked as a customer service representative until she retired.


Helen was a faithful Christian and a member of the West Orange Church of Christ in Winter Garden, Florida.  Helen loved sports.  She enjoyed playing tennis and water skiing.  But most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.  Any opportunity to be with them she took advantage of especially spending time with her sisters Mary and Martha.

Helen passed away from this life on November 3, 2020 at 12:43 am in her sister’s home surrounded by her loving family.  She is survived by 3 siblings Mary Barton Pruitt, Martha Barton Polk, and Foy Hugo Barton. She is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews throughout the country.


Though Helen never married or had children of her own she is loved as if she were a mother and grandmother to so many.  She considers Robin Pruitt (Kathy Scott Pruitt) and Linda Kay Pruitt Vaughn (Ronnie Vaughn) to be her children bringing her a total of 6 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren with 1 on the way.

Calling hours will be on Thursday, November 5, 2020 from 12:00 noon until 1:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home, followed by a graveside service at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers the family request donations to be made in Helen’s memory to Central Florida Bible Camp at 23813 CR-44A Eustis, Florida 32736.


Friday, October 30, 2020

Joan Marie Hoebbel


Joan Hoebbel, 83, passed away peacefully in Orlando, FL on October 22, 2020. She was predeceased by her beloved husband William; survived by four children, William, Thomas (Holly), Cassandra, and Eric (Ivonne); four adoring grandchildren, Christopher, Rebekkah, Natalia, and Nicolas; Surrogate grandmother to Jacob, Jaymie, Sujash and Trivikram.  her sister, Michelle (John) Barber and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Born in Buffalo, NY to Thomas F. and Pauline Donoghue, she was predeceased by brothers Robert (Joan†), Patrick (Jean), and Roger. After graduating from Rosary Hill (Daemen) College in 1958, Joan enjoyed a long career teaching at Starpoint Central School, where she met her husband, Bill. The first in her family to receive a graduate degree, Joan enjoyed sharing her knowledge and love of reading with her students, especially those who were otherwise left behind. She was an early advocate for the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) and was passionate about theatre, politics, and travel throughout her life.

Joan and Bill were long-time residents of Lockport, NY and have recently been remembered as, “the high watermark for thought, art, food, and fun.” Known for her regal, fashionably late entrances to social gatherings, Joan will be dearly missed by her extended family and many friends. 

 Before her death, Joan proudly cast her final vote in a presidential election, which has been recorded in the state of Florida. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Family Catholic Church in Orlando on 11/2 at 10:30am, followed by interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo, NY. There will be no prior visitation. Flowers graciously declined. Memorials can be made to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) or your community Hospice, PBS station, or food bank. Remembrances are welcomed and appreciated at 

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Rafael E. Catig, Sr.

Rafael E. Catig, Sr. born to Francisco Catig Castle and Cristeta Escutin on June 29, 1931 in Manila, Philippines. Rafael went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, October 25, 2020 surrounded by his family.

Rafael fulfilled his desire to move his family from the Philippines to the United States in May of 1979.

Rafael worked as Church Custodial for many years. Spending over 15 years working for Tabernacle Baptist Church.  He worked for Walt Disney World Resorts for a little over 10 years until he retired in 2010.

As a young man, Rafael had the love for boxing, baseball, and surf fishing, but the love of his life was his wife!

Rafael is survived by his wife, Dimpna Romo, of almost 58 years; 6 children, Rafael Catig, Jr., Raul Catig, Radina Haggard (Michael Haggard), Rachelle Lyons (Jonathan Lyons), Rae Farley (Thomas Farley), and Raphsody Schmidt (Albert Schmidt); 16 Grandchildren; 7 Great Grandchildren; Brothers – Francisco Catig, Jr. and Eliseo Catig and Sisters – Lourdes Poblete, Salvacion Ignacio and Ruth Gilledo.

The family will be receiving friends at Tabernacle Baptist Church located at 6000 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando, at 11:00 am on Thursday, October 29, 2020, followed by the funeral service at 12:00 noon with Pastor Steve Ware, officiating.    Interment will follow the funeral service at Chapel Hill Cemetery located at 2420 Harrell Road, Orlando FL  32817.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Heritage Preparatory Christian School, located at 6000 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando FL 32808.

Albert H. Daquioag

Albert H. Daquioag, age 61, of Orlando, passed away Friday, October 23rd, 2020 at Orlando Regional Medical Center,   He was born in Manilla, Philippines,  the son of the late Sixta (Halili)  and German  Daquioag and was employed as a retail sales manager.

Albert leaves to cherish his memory wife Virginia (Rivo) Daquioag of Orlando;  two daughters, Laura Lyn Daquioag of Guam, Jessica Mae Daquioag of Nesbit, Mississippi;  two sons Albert Vincent Daquioag,  Albert R. Daquioag, Jr., both of Orlando; six brothers, Ricardo Daquioag of the Philippines, Benjamin Daquioag of South Carolina, Delfin Daquioag of San Francisco, Ray Daquioag of Riverside, CA, Roland Daquioag of San Francisco, CA,  Rodolfo Daquioag of Guam.  He is also survived by 3 grandchildren, Zxan Jay Villacorta, Dylan Jay Villacorta and Layla Jae Villacorta all of Guam.

Calling hours are from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be held at 5:00 pm. with Deacon Laurence Herbert, Officiating.

Monday, October 26, 2020

John Andrew Elliott

On Wednesday Oct 14 after more than two years battling cancer, John Andrew "Grizz" Elliott, age 62, passed into heaven. John was the eldest son of Earl "Buck" Elliott and Delia D Elliot, both deceased. He was also the loving big brother to James "Jimmy" Elliott, who preceded John in death in 2011. A true Orlando native, John loved his Colonial Town community and Florida's natural parks and beaches. He was an alum of Boone High and UCF, where he excelled in biology and chemistry. John attributed his natural athletic ability to his Grandfather, Andrew "Ponzi" D'Alessandro a 4-time straight pool World Champion and inductee to the Billiard Congress of America's Hall of Fame. John's applied his Ponzi given gifts to the game of table tennis, traveling the US while winning 5 national titles in Men's doubles, all with a different partner.

John discovered his true passion in the hospitality industry, where he was proud to be a Dining Room Manager and Server at the most exclusive establishments in Orlando. John created memorable meals and events for four US Presidents, six Florida Governors and a myriad of celebrities at Lake Nona Country Club, Park Plaza Gardens, Charlies Steak House, Cattleman's and Pebbles, just to name a few. He was also a part of the opening team and the assistant manager at the exclusive car club, Luxautica. He loved people and worked all holidays, including every Thanksgiving morning to serve the needy at the Coalition for the Homeless.

John was extremely grateful for the exceptional care he received at Advent Health Cancer Institute with Dr. Muhammd Imam, Dr. Yaphet Tilahun and their entire teams. They treated him like family and quickly joined John's large circle of friends. Dr Imam commented that he was grateful to John for introducing him and his staff to classic Opera. He learned that just a few minutes of Andrea Bocelli at the end of a stressful day really could melt his stress away!

John was an tremendous supporter of the Arts, from the music of local bands or big-name performers, to stage plays and art festivals. It was his wish that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the newly formed Greater Orlando Performing Arts Relief at GOPAR.ORG. In partnership with St Luke's, GOPAR provides financial relief and other resources to our local Actors, Musicians, Designers and Technicians devastated by the COVID shutdowns.

John will be dearly missed by his large circle of family and friends, but most especially by his aunts Louisa D. Weever and Madeline D. Masters. A post COVID memorial toast and wake (TBA) will be held at Lee Wortman's Sportstown, where a memorial chair at the bar with John's name and his moniker "The Watcher", will be displayed at every NBA Game.

Friday, October 2, 2020

William Herbert Pruitt

William Herbert Pruitt, known to everyone as Herb, passed away on September 30, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.  Herb was a devout Christian and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and neighbor.

Herb is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 73 ½ years, Mary, one daughter, Linda Vaughn and her husband Ronnie, son, Robin Pruitt and his wife Kathy. He also leaves behind 6 grandchildren and their spouses Barton & Stacy Vaughn, Bradley & Cheyenne Vaughn, Britney (Vaughn) & Matthew Graves, Matthew & Samantha Pruitt, Michael & McKenna Pruitt, and Christopher & Sarah Pruitt. He is also survived by 13 great grandchildren with 1 more on the way.

Herb was born in Cullman, Alabama on November 1, 1926. He was drafted near the end of World War II forcing him to give up his football scholarship to Auburn. He served in the United States Army for 18 months. Fourteen of those were in Germany. On his return to the states he pursued and married his beautiful Mary Glenn Barton.

Herb and Mary owned and operated “Herb’s Fabrics” in Ocoee for over 20 years.

In 1952, Mary and Herb visited Florida in the month of December and he knew this was the place for them because he could waterski year-round. He asked Southern Bell for a transfer to Orlando where he lived the rest of his life. He retired at the age of 55.  Herb served as a deacon and later an elder for West Orange Church of Christ. After his retirement he worked full time as an elder for the Church until he was 81 years old.

Herb’s light hearted sense of humor entertained everyone who knew him. He was always full of joy and he shared it with others. His servant heart was always ready to be used. He will be deeply missed.

The family will be receiving friends at Concord Street Church of Christ, located at 626 E. Concord St., Orlando on Saturday, October 3rd at 1:00 pm.  The funeral service will follow at 2:00 pm. Interment will be at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Gotha.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Sukhrani Bachu

Sukhrani Bachu, age 64, of Orlando, Florida passed away Sunday, December 27th, at the Rehabilitation Center of Winter Park.  She was born in Bath Settlement, Guyana, the daughter of the late Parbati (Ramsaroop)  and Rattan  Ramsaroop and was was a homemaker.

Sukhkrani is predeceased by sister Daywattie; brothers Chato, Buddy and Rawlo.  She leaves to cherish her memory, husband Kemnauth Bachu of Orlando;  four daughters, Tara Ramotar of Hudson, FL, Nanda Jaipersaud of Cambridge, Canada. Hemwattie Khan of Mississuga Canada; Rushmani Bachu of Orlando and  Radhika Sukhram who was like a daughter to her.  She is also survived  8 grandchildren, Beejai, Devon, Aleef, Stefanie, Cindy, Steffon, Keshav, Emma; son-in-laws Gopaul and Mehandra; sisters Reena, Kamo.  

The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home from 6:00 until 9:00 pm on Thursday, October 1, 2020.  followed by the funeral service from 9:00 am until 11:15 am on Friday, October 2nd, 2020 with Pandit Sharma officiating.  Interment will follow the funeral at Greenwood Cemetery in Orlando.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Brent Ashton Young

B R E N T  Y O U N G  08.20.1983 - 09.25.2020


 Brent Ashton Young, 37 of Apopka FL, passed away September 25, 2020 in his home.  Brent was born on August 20, 1983 in Orlando to Robert Young and Marlene Rice-Olson.  He attended Forest Lake Academy and continued his education at Rollins College, graduating with a BA in International Business.  Following college, Brent worked in Information Technology for a Fortune 500 company and owned his own remodeling company, Bay Remodeling LLC.

Raised in central Florida, Brent’s early years were spent skateboarding, dirt biking, surfing, and exploring the beaches and springs throughout the state, often with his siblings and cousins by his side. His fiancé Sabrina Rios also shared his love for travel, and they often spent time together in their garden and at the beach. He loved spending time with family and friends and was a captivating story-teller. Equipped with a truly unique sense of humor, he brought endless laughter and smiles to those around him.

He also had a passion for music and was a gifted bassist. Along with his life-long best friend, Travis Smith, he helped form the band Trivium in 2000, and later went on to form BlackNova in 2017.

 Brent was preceded in death by his grandfathers Robert Young, LeRoy Rice; his uncle Greg Rice; step father Leland Olson, and cousin Andrea Walker. He is survived by his grandmothers Phyllis Young, Hazel Rice, his fiancé Sabrina Rios, his father Robert Young (Brooke), his mother Marlene Rice-Olson, his brothers Brandon (Rebecca) and Zach Young (Heather), half-sisters Sarina and Samantha Young, aunt and uncle George and Maureen Grimmett, aunt and uncle Jon and Linda Walker, and cousins Trenton, Ashleigh, Tim, Troy, Ryan, and Sophia, nieces and nephews Kayla, Tyler, Isabell and Harlen.

   A funeral service will be held at Whole Life Church at 2:00 pm, Tuesday October 6th, 2020, located at 2800 N Orange Ave., Orlando, FL. with Pastor Scott Moore officiating.

The service will be live streamed at 2pm via: 

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Stennett Lloyd Knight

Stennett Lloyd Knight, age 45, of Altamonte Springs, Florida, passed away on Thursday, September 17th, 2020  at Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, in Orlando.   He was born in Spanish Town, St. Catherine, Jamaica,  on September 7, 1975, the son  of the late Cynthia Joyce (Morgan)  and Herman Alexander Knight and was employed as a driver for a delivery company.

Stennett leaves to cherish his memory, wife Priscilla  Knight of Miami Gardens; daughter Angel Knight of Orlando; four sisters, Marie Cassanova of Ft. Lauderdale, Dawn Cassanova of Austin, TX,  Dionne Cassanova of Jamaica, Adette Knight of Jamaica; two brothers,  Lendon Nicholson of Canada and  Gauntlet Cassanova of New Jersey.

Visitation will be held at Dobbs Funeral Home on Friday, October 2nd, 2020 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm and on Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am, followed by the funeral service.  Interment will follow the funeral service at Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando.

Masks Required and Social Distancing Mandatory

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Doris "Bunny" E. Megargee

Doris “Bunny” E. Megargee, age 96, wife of Humphrey “Bud” P. Megargee, Jr., passed away on Monday September 14, 2020 in the Parkview Rehabilitation Center Winter Park.

Born on February 11. 1924 in Taunton, MA, she was a daughter of the late George and Gertrude (Bowen) Brindle.  Bunny served in the Womens Army Corp during World War II enlisting on November 9, 1944.  Upon her enlistment she served as a Dental Technician until she received her Honorable Discharge on March 11, 1946.  Bunny married the love of her life in Temple, TX on February 15, 1946.  They settled in Phoenixville, PA where she raised her family until 1973.  In 1973 they moved to Orlando, FL. She retired from and was a dedicated member of St Andrews Roman Catholic Church.

Bunny is survived by three sons: James of Newburg, NY, Bud of Cochranville, PA and Alan of Apopka, FL. She is proceeded in death by her daughter Cheryl of Irondequoit, NY. She has six grandchildren: Fara, Jason, Michael, Brian, Lindsey and Casey.  Her great grandchildren: Avery, Hailey, Abby, Matty, Easton and Evelyn.

A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, September 18, 2020 at St. Andrew Catholic Church located at 801 N. Hastings Street, Orlando 32808 

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Friday, September 11, 2020

Julio Enrique Quinones

Julio Enrique Quinones, age 80, of Orlando, FL passed away Saturday, September 5th, 2020  at Dr. P. Phillips Hospital in Orlando. He was born in New York, NY  the son of the  late Mercedes (Castro)  and Enrique  J Quinones.  Julio served in the U.S. Air Force and was employed as a purchasing agent for New York City Transit.

Julio leaves to cherish his memory wife Elizabeth (Matos) Quinones of Orlando; daughter Cynthia Rabito of Long Island, NY; three sons Julio E. Quinones, Jr. of New York,  James Sarno of Orlando, Robert E. Sarno of Orlando; sister Lina Rudnick, of Orlando;  brother Louis A. Quinones of Orlando, and is also survived by 3 grandchildren,  Desiree Quinones, Jaden Quinones and Gabriella Rabito all of NY.

The family will be receiving friends from  6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, September 11th at Dobbs Funeral Home and Saturday, September 12, 2020 from 9:30 am until 11:00 pm.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 am with Pastor David Crowe officiating.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Quintella Imogene Bryant

Quintella Imogene Bryant passed away on September 7th, 2020 in Orlando, FL. She was born in Slidell, Texas to Allen and Tressie Cearley on May 22nd, 1934. Imogene was married to Dub Bryant for 60 years until he passed away in 2014.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she is preceded in death by her brothers Douglas and Butch Cearley, and her daughter-in-law Cathy Bryant. She is survived by her three children Brad Bryant (Sue), Bart Bryant (Donna) and Brenda Johnson (Craig). Her pride and joy were her eight grandchildren (and six spouses) and eight great grandchildren.

Our Mom’s early years of marriage were spent in Texas where our dad began his ministry as a pastor.  She served along side him as they moved to Alamogordo, NM in 1965. She worked as the secretary for the super-intendant of schools for 18 years while dad pastored Bethel Baptist Church. They worked with the Southern Baptist Mission Board in South Dakota and Montana before dad retired and they moved to Winter Garden, Fl. After their move to Winter Garden, she worked at the Family Christian School until she retired at 83 years old!

She was a servant! She loved her life, she loved people, and she loved God! Her life’s mission was to let everyone she met know how much God loved them. She was an incredible mom, Grandmajean and Great-Grandmajean. To be her children and grandchildren was a GIFT! She will be missed dearly but we are all so happy that her back is now straight and she is without pain.

Visitation will be held at Dobbs Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 from 3:00 until 4:00 pm.  A graveside service will be held at Winter Garden Cemetery at 9:00 am on Thursday, September 10th, 2020 with Pastor Clayton Cloer officiating.

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Saturday, September 5, 2020

John (Jack) Bryant

John (Jack) Bryant passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at age 91.  He was born January 30, 1929 in Columbus Ohio, to Clyde and Anna Mae Bryant.  A long career in insurance and a retirement career in hospitality, Jack embraced life and the people in it with kindness, charm, humor and a healthy dose of sarcasm.  A devout Catholic from birth, Roman in the early years, Byzantine up to his death, he lived his life faithfully and with humility.  Preceded in death by his loving wife Doris, son Matthew, Brother Clyde and Sister Betty. Jack is survived by his remaining children, Kathleen, Mark (Misty) and Timothy (Gloria), his grandchildren, Katrina, John, Justin & Louis and his great grandchildren Julian and Anna. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews who all loved him dearly.  Family extends beyond one household, it is the friends you choose, and Jacks family was large.  You are so loved.  Eternal Memory.

Visitation will be held  from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Thursday, September 10th, 2020,  at St. Nicholas Catholic Church located at 5135 Sand Lake Road, Orlando 32819. However, visitation will be limited to immediate family (10 people at a time).  The funeral mass will be held on Friday, September 11th, 2020 at 1:00 pm at the church. Interment will follow the service at Dr. Phillips Cemetery.  Flowers should be delivered to the funeral home on Thursday, September 10th, 2020.

Masks And Social Distancing Is Mandatory

Friday, September 4, 2020

Thomas Wayne McFerrin

Thomas Wayne McFerrin, age 68, of Orlando, passed away Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee, Florida.  He was born in Augusta, Georgia the son of Thomas C. and Cleo (Smith) McFerrin and was employed as a crane operation.

Thomas leaves to cherish his memory, wife Deborah (Calvert) McFerrin of Orlando; sons Thomas Allen McFerrin of Clermont, FL, Michael Eugene McFerrin of Dallas TX; brothers Kenneth McFerrin of Florida, Weems McFerrin of Virginia; sister Brenda Carter of Florida; and 2 grandsons T.J. and Billy McFerrin both of Clermont.

A memorial services will be held Saturday, September 5, 2020 at Magnolia Baptist Church, located at 538 E. 10th Street in Apopka at 3:00 pm.

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.