Monday, February 27, 2023

Betty Phulbas Singh

Betty Phulbas Singh, age 93 of Orlando, FL, passed away Tuesday, February 21st, 2023.  She was born in Belfield, Guyana the daughter of the late Jinnu and Mulri and was employed as a dental technician.

Betty leaves to cherish her memory, daughters Sandra Smith of Leicester England, Elizabeth Singh of Orlando, Ramona Singh of Queens, New York, Nerupa Singh of New York, New York; sons  Sobharam Singh of Bristol Connecticut, Russell Singh of Orlando; 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

The family will be receiving friends at Dobbs Funeral Home on Monday, February 27th, 2023 from 6:00 until 9:00 pm.   A traditional Hindu service will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 from 7:30 am until 9:30 am.  At 10:00 am interment will be held at Metro Crematory in Ocoee, FL. 

Bissoon Dial Singh

Bissoon Dial Singh, age 78, of Orlando, passed away Sunday, February 26th, 2023 at AdventHealth Winter Park.  He was born in Bartica, Guyana,  the son of the late Sancharie (Beharry)  and Dourbeja  Singh and was employed as a delivery driver.

Bissoon leaves to cherish his memory, daughter, Navana Sing;  two brothers Mohabeer Singh, Hanoman Singh, all of Orlando; sister Keawley Singh of New York; 7 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.  

The family will be receiving friends at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, March 1st, 2023 followed by the funeral service at 3:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home. 

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Roscoe Harrison Smith

Roscoe Harrison Smith, age 69, of Orlando, FL passed away Wednesday, February 15th, 2023 at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee, FL.  He was born in West Point, NY  the son of Sylvia (Jellison) Smith, of Sanford, Maine and the late Ernest Smith.  He served in the United States Navy and was a Rigger in a Naval Ship Yard.

Roscoe is predeceased by his daughter Cynthia Allaire (2016) and leaves to cherish his memory, his mother Sylvia Jellison Smith of Sanford, Maine; wife Donna DeMotte Smith of Orlando; daughter Renee Allen of Orlando; son Nathan Smith of Lebanon,  ME; brother Holland Smith of Lebanon, ME;  six sisters, Christine Valentine, of Rochester, NH; Kathy Roberts, of Dover, NH; Sandra Clough, of North Berwick, ME; Sylvia Healy-Knox, of Wells, ME; Ernestine Place, of North Berwick, ME; Gladys Murry, of North Berwick, ME; and 8 grandchildren.  He will be interred at Southern Maine Veterans Cemetery in Springvale, Maine. 

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Virginia Elaine Edmonds Young

 Virginia Elaine Edmonds Young, age 73, loving wife of Anthony “Andy” Young, went home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ February 13, 2023 after a two year epic fight with cancer.

Elaine was born September 23, 1949 in Asheville, North Carolina to the late Reverend Oscar S. Edmonds, Jr. and Ellen Landreth Edmonds. She earned her high school diploma from T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, South Carolina. After high school, Elaine attended the Institute for Christian Service at Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina. After BJU, she graduated from the Anderson School of Practical Nursing, Anderson Memorial Hospital in Anderson, South Carolina.

She met Andy while living in Anderson and they were married on August 18, 1973 in Travelers Rest, South Carolina at Bethany Baptist Church where her father pastored.

Elaine accepted Jesus as her personal Savior as a young girl during a revival meeting under the preaching of evangelist Bill Piper at Rocky River Baptist Church, Iva, South Carolina where her father was pastor.

She and Andy lived in South Carolina, Tennessee, and eventually settled in Florida in 1985. Prior to moving to Florida she worked as a lead reviewer/auditor with the Peer Review Organization (PRO) with the South Carolina Medical Foundation. After moving to Florida, she was employed with the Florida PRO in the Orlando region. She began her career at Orlando Health/Health Central Hospital in 1988 as the UR Coordinator/Nurse Case Manager and retired from Orlando Health/Health Central in 2018 after 30 years of service.

Over the years, Elaine served in her local church teaching children in Sunday School and Children’s church and volunteering at the Center for Pregnancy of First Baptist Orlando.  She loved teaching the Bible and telling Bible stories with great enthusiasm. Serving at First Baptist Orlando since 1990, she and Andy volunteered in 2018 to move to the new campus at Horizon West to teach in the KIDS ministry. At her retirement in 2018 she also volunteered at the Mike Conley Hospice House of Cornerstone Hospice Foundation in Clermont, Florida.   She was also active up until the last month of her illness with the Pillow Project ministry ( to the homeless in Orlando. She stuffed pillows for the ministry when she was not physically able to go to the streets and distribute sandwiches, hygiene kits, pillows, and Bibles.

Elaine is survived by her husband of 50 years, Andy Young and one son, Nathan (Carrie) Young of Orlando, Florida. She has one precious granddaughter, Ella Celeste. One brother, Ret. Col. George (Charlene) Edmonds of Salem, Ohio. Also, a nephew Robert Jason (Elizabeth) Parris of Milton, Vermont, and nieces Katie Elaine (Michael) Catlow of Gaffney, South Carolina, and Julie (Chris) Colquitt of Peachtree Corners, Georgia. A brother-in-law, Sam Parris of Gaffney, South Carolina. She was pre-deceased by her sister Deborah Annabelle Parris of Gaffney, South Carolina.

Pallbearers for Elaine are men from the Peters E-Life Group and the Souldiers for Christ Life Group.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to The Horizon West Church KIDS Ministry, 3000 John Young Parkway, Orlando, Florida, 32805 or The Center for Pregnancy of First Baptist Orlando, 3000 John Young Parkway, Orlando Florida, 32805 or

The family will greet friends on Wednesday, February 22nd, from 10 until 11 am at the Marie Williams Chapel located on the campus of First Baptist Church of Orlando, 3000 John Young Parkway, Orlando Florida 32805. The Celebration of Elaine Young’s life will be at 11 am in the Chapel, followed by a reception in Faith Hall 3rd Floor.

The burial will be at 2:30 pm at Oak Hill Cemetery, 901 East Avenue, Clermont, FL 34711.

Arrangements entrusted to Dobbs Funeral Home, Orlando, Florida.

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Zephiniah Lee Exume'

Zephiniah Lee Exume', age 22 of Orlando, passed
away on Monday, January 30, 2023.  He was a native Floridian and the son of Zephiniah Callwood and Casandra Coulanges and was employed in the food industry.  

Zephiniah leaves to cherish his memory,  Adoptive mom Marise Woolley; Grandmother: Gladys Exume; Brothers: Zachariah Exume, Gregory Woolley; Sisters: Chelsea Exume, Marlene Woolley; Niece: Skky St.Louis; Aunt: Mona Michel, Betty Exume; Uncles: Bernard Exume, Fritz Exume, Ernest Exume; Cousins: Reggie Boucicaut, Shinah Exume, Daniel Exume, Natalie Exume, Sterling Shakespeare, Spencer Shakespeare, Sydney Shakespeare; Father: Darrell Callwood Jr. (Deceased), Brothers: Maliki Callwood-Capers, Te'Sijah Callwood-Weeks (Deceased) Grandmother: Sandra Gaton Todman, Grandfathers: Darrell Callwood Sr. (Deceased) Aunts: Shenell Callwood-Williams, Kymisha Callwood- Dawson, Shantell Callwood- Willams, Nicole, DaResha, Kymora, and Zephaniah Callwood, Keishelle, Kurell, Krystal, and Kierra Todman, Uncles: Keshawn and Isaiah Callwood, Kevin Todman Jr., Cousins: Shacoi Williams Sr. (Shacoi Jr., Sariah), Shamoi Clemmence, Sha-coya Williams (Anari McCoy, Akyra Pariall), Shamoya Clemmence (Kyaire Sparrow), Hamishee Jr. (Deceased), Hamisha, and Harmony Williams, Guyani Williams (deceased), G’Mari Williams, SeKya Williams, Ky'Marli, Ky'Mahl, Ky' Andre and Ky’Asia Dawson, Ke' Ami Callwood, Jahzara and Kiziah George, Jamiah McCurvin, Ma'Kai Hardrick, Mi'kael Bryan. 

The family will be receiving friends on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 9:30 am, followed by the funeral service at 10:30 am with Father Leo Hodges officiating.  Interment will follow the service at Orlando Memorial Gardens in Apopka.