Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Diane C. Robinson

Diane C. Robinson, 84, of Altamonte Springs, FL, passed away on May 23, 2022, surrounded by her family.   Diane lived a beautiful and full life, she enjoyed time with her adult children, Mary Blackburn, Ken Robinson, Billy Robinson and Terrie Notter.  One of her greatest joys in life was spending time with her grandchildren; Brian Feightner, Kimberly Johnson, Corbin Robinson, Carley Robinson, Kelsey Robinson and Kaitlyn Blackburn along with her 7 great-grandchildren.

Diane lived the world through rose colored glasses and had the innate ability to not only see the best in people, but to also bring out the best in people.  Anyone who had the honor of meeting Diane loved her. She found great pleasure and happiness with her friends playing cards, dominos at family gatherings or gathering with neighbors, she was open to anything. 

 Graveside services will be held on Friday, May 27, 2022 @ 10:00am, Dr. Phillips Cemetery located at 5398 S Apopka Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32819,

 The family is asking that donations be made to The Heifer International in lieu of flowers.


Saturday, May 21, 2022

Sarah Joan Terry Wright

Sarah "Sally" Joan Terry Wright was born August 10, 1951 in Tuscaloosa, Al. She went home to the Lord on Sunday May 15, 2022 in Pine Hills, Fl. She was preceded by her loving husband David and daughter Janice. 

Sarah is survived by sons Clifton and wife Shannon of Paisley, Lee and wife Lynn of Apopka and Charlie and wife Dawn of Ocoee. Fiancé Michael Norris of Pine Hills. Sister Veda Ashberry and husband Gary of Ocoee. Brother Paul Terry and wife Jessi of Alabama. 15 grandchildren and multiple great grand children. 

Memorial service to be held on Saturday May 28, 2022 at 4pm at Ocoee Church of God. 1105 N Lakewood Ave, Ocoee, Fl 34761. In leu of flowers please make donations to Michael Norris.

Friday, May 20, 2022

Margaret "Kaye" (Huston) Swatts

Margaret "Kaye" (Huston) Swatts, Born 02-19-1951 to Lonnie and Lois Huston, at Camp Atterberry, In.  One of the most loving and beautiful blue eyed angels on earth, was called to be with the Lord on 05-20-2022.  She moved around from several Army posts with her parents, including, Alaska, before settling down at Fort Rucker in southern Alabama, where she met her future husband, Lt. Roy "Dana" Swatts.  Kaye graduated, with honors, from Carrol High School in Ozark, Al.  She attended the LDS business college in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she earned a degree as an executive secretary.  Kaye came back to Alabama and had a formal military wedding to then Capt. Swatts.  Their duty station was Fort Bragg, NC, until he got out of the Army.

They moved to Ft, Lauderdale, Fl, when Dana became a Florida State Trooper and she worked for Bennet Community Hospital.  After eight years, they moved to Cross City, Fl.  There Kaye worked for the Suwannee Lumber Company, where she worked  as a secretary and bookkeeper.  5 years later they moved to Orlando where she resided until her passing.  Kaye worked with the Orange County School Board and retired as a para legal.  Other than her immediate family, most of her extended family lived in western Montana.  They eventually bought some land and a mountain cabin in Montana, where she spent many summer months enjoying life there.  Hiking and camping wherever she was, exploring across the country for new adventures or fishing was always something she looked forward to every year.

Kaye loved children and was very active in numerous positions in the several LDS churches she attended.  However, teaching the children was her passion.  Kaye was a cub scout den mother and later became a 4 H club leader.  She was an outstanding seamstress sewing many bridesmaid dresses, plus a very good cook, making sure her family and any visitors had excellent meals.  Kaye was a wife and mother that was and always will be deeply loved for her generosity and compassion to everyone.  She had a heart and soul of pure gold that cannot be replaced.

She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Roy "Dana" Swatts, son Brian Edward (Orlando), daughter Amy Daniel and husband William (Orlando), daughter Kimberly Laster and husband Christopher (Sarasota), mother Lois Huston (Level Plains, Al), brother Gary Huston (Level Plains, Al), sister Tammy Robinson (Level Plains), four grandsons, four granddaughters and many other relatives across the U.S.   She was preceded in passing by her father, Lonnie H. Huston, maternal grandparents, Earl and Margaret Flinders (Corvallis, Mt), and father and mother in-law, Roy and Jane Swatts (Virginia Beach, Va).

A private service for the family will be held at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.  In lieu of flowers or other donations, please make donations in the name of Margaret "Kaye" Swatts, to the Strive Senior Assisted Living of Fern Park, 7255 Strive Place, Fern Park, Fl 32730 or the Hospice of Central Florida (407-267-7286), for all of the loving and compassionate care they provided her.

Funeral arrangements by Dobbs Funeral Home., Orlando Fl.

Monday, May 16, 2022

Sharon E. Celcis

Sharon E. Celcis, age 61, of Orlando,  passed away on Saturday, May 14th, 2022.  She was born in Kingston, Jamaica, the daughter of the late Joy (Norton)  and Leroy  Ebanks and was employed in law enforcement as a Crime Prevention Specialist .

Sharon leaves to cherish her memory, husband Philippe  Celcis; two sons Kristopher Celcis,  Patrick Celcis, all of Orlando; three sisters, Marcia Mathis of Orlando, Joanne Ebanks of Orlando; Marva Lynch, of Orlando-Longwood; two brothers Andrew Ebanks of Virginia,  David Ebanks of Hawaii; and 6 grandchildren.

Funeral Service details are pending.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Robert Scott Springer

Robert Scott Springer, age 54 passed away on April 30, 2022 at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee.  He was born in Troy, New York, the son of Robert J. and Madelyn (Kapuscinski) Springer. Robert graduated from West Orange High School and Valencia Community College.  He was a certified paramedic and previously worked for Rural Metro Services.  He was also a news stringer who worked for Cross News.

Robert is survived by his daughter, Hannah Springer, his mother Madelyn (Madge) Springer, preceded in death by his father Robert J Springer, his sisters, Wendy S Springer, Tammy Marcotte and brother G. Timothy Springer. He is also survived by 5 nieces and nephews. 

Friday, May 6, 2022

Alma Iris Almodovar-Toro

Celebrating a life so beautifully lived.

Alma Iris Almodovar-Toro went to be with the Lord peacefully surrounded by her son and daughter-in-law in the early morning hours of May 4, 2022, at the age of 92 years young.

She was born on January 1, 1930, in Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico. The daughter of Melanio Almodovar and Carmen M. Toro.

She spent all her childhood growing up and attending school in Puerto Rico and later relocated to New York city where she worked for many years. She married Jovino Borrero and had three children Egbert, Elliott, and Harold (Harry). She moved back to Puerto Rico in 1981 where she worked diligently in improving community services in the community of Vista Mar. She moved to Orlando, FL in 2001.

She was a homemaker, very independent and had an amazing eye for home décor. Each Christmas she would decorate her home with elaborate decorations, trees, and all sorts of Christmas decorations. It was something she enjoyed the most.

It brought her so much joy when she spoke with her children and grandchildren and when she had family and friends visit with her. She enjoyed listening to Marc Anthony and praying every night.

She is survived by her three children, Egbert, Elliott, Harold and Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, Nephew and Nieces

Mom, your death has impacted me in ways I didn’t expect, but the years we spent together has impacted the most.  Love, your son (Harry)

“Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise" (Luke 23:43)

The family will be receiving friends from 11:00am until 12:00pm, followed by the funeral service at Tabernacle Baptist Church, located at 6000 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando FL 32808 on Saturday, May 14, 2022 with Pastor Steve Ware officiating.


Monday, May 2, 2022

Etta Mae Eller

Etta Mae Eller, age 60, of Orlando,  passed away Friday, April 29th, 2022 at her residence. She was born in Spencer  County, KY the daughter of the late Nancy (Ellegood)  and Billy Don Reynolds and was a homemaker.

Etta is  survived by four daughters, Tasha Eller, Chasity Eller, Brittany Rendon, Ashley Eller all of Orlando;  five sons Shawn Eller, John Robert Brisbee, Terry Brisbee, Ronald Eller,  and Michael Eller; three sisters, Nancy Reynolds, Debbie Reynolds, Mary Harman, two brothers, Billy Reynolds, Darrel Reynolds; and 17 grandchildren

The family will be receiving friends from 10:30 until 11:30 am, followed by the funeral service on Friday, May 6, 2022 at Dobbs Funeral Home.  Interment will follow the service at 1:00 pm Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Gotha, Florida.