September 2023 obituary

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SEPTEMBER 29, 2023

FIDEL ANGEL VILLEGAS, 68, of Apopka, Florida passed away on September 20, 2023. Mr. Villegas was born on May 15, 1955 in San Salvador, El Salvador. Mr. Villegas is survived by his loving wife, children, grandchildren, great grandchild, extended family, loved ones and friends. He was a hardworking man, loving father, husband, grandfather and friend.

DAVID GARLAND VARNELL, 62, of Apopka, Florida passed away on September 21, 2023. Mr. Varnell was born on October 10, 1960 in Orlando, Florida to the late Jack and Billie Varnell. He is preceded in death by his brothers Jack Varnell Jr, Walter Gary Varnell and Charles Mitchell Varnell. He is survived by his brothers Mark (Sandra) Varnell and James (Martha) Varnell; as well as many nieces, nephews, loved ones and friends.

SEPTEMBER 22, 2023

CHARLENE E. LANTER, 70, of Apopka, Florida passed away on September 16, 2023. Mrs. Lanter was born on October 05, 1952 in Orlando, Florida to the late Edward and Evelyn Athearn. She is preceded in death by her siblings John Edward Athearn and Cindy Lou Hosmer. She is survived by her loving husband Ed Lanter; children Angel Jones, Michelle (Trey) Hill and Kim (Stacy) Leddon; siblings Edwina Tucker and Michelle Athearn; 8 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; nieces/nephews, as well as extended family, loved ones and friends.

JEANNETTE LAVINIA RHODES, 100, of Zellwood, Florida passed away on September 11, 2023. Mrs. Rhodes was born on January 19, 1923 to the late Dean Latter and Lucy Stewart in West Greenville, South Carolina.  She is preceded in death by her loving husband Edd Henry Rhodes and daughter Janis Ann Rhodes Baker. She is survived by her children Edd Alan Rhodes of Orange Park, FL, Wayne Alvin Rhodes of Brunswick, GA and David Dean Rhodes of Zellwood, FL; as well as her cherished grandchildren and great grandchildren.

SEPTEMBER 15, 2023

BILLY RONALD MCKEE, 73, of Apopka, Florida passed away on August 31, 2023. Mr. McKee was born on December 11, 1949 in Defuniak Springs, Florida. He will be missed by his many loved ones and friends.

SEPTEMBER 8, 2023

BONNIE F. AVRETT, 82, of Apopka, Florida passed away on August 27, 2023. Mrs. Avrett was born on September 11, 1940 in Coffee City, Alabama. Mrs. Avrett is survived by her loving husband Guy Avrett; children Sharon Powell and Shawn (Wayne) Mintel; sister Sarah Waring; grandchildren Huston Powell, Kyle Mintel and Cody Mintel; as well as her many nieces and nephews. She will be missed by her many loved ones and friends.

GABRIEL ANTHONY DIROCCo, 69, of Apopka, Florida passed away on August 28, 2023. Mr. DiRocco was born on August 16, 1954 in Mount Holly, New Jersey. He is preceded in death by his brothers Anthony DiRocco and Michael DiRocco. He is survived by his daughter Sarah A. Ventry; siblings Deborah Day, Laurie Braun, Cheryle Schnack, Louis DiRocco and Chris DiRocco as well as a granddaughter on the way. He will be missed by his many loved ones and friends.

 

EVELYN LOUISE PLATT, 100, died peacefully Monday evening, September 3, 2023 at the Carrazana home in Apopka, Florida. Evelyn was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts on July 17, 1923 to Arthur Walter Platt and Alice Harriet Wilbur. She is survived by a nephew, Robert Schwab of Berrien Springs, Michigan, and a niece, Linda Schwab Lanoue of Shaftsbury, Vermont.  Burial will be in Richmond Cemetery in Richmond, Massachusetts. She will be missed by her many loved ones and friends.

SEPTEMBER 1, 2023

PIERCINE FLEURIDOR, 88, of Apopka, Florida passed away on August 17, 2023. Mrs. Fleuridor was born on December 25, 1934 in Dessalines, Haiti. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Luc Fleuridor. She is survived by her children Mona Fleuridor, Wilgins Fleuridor, Erick Fleuridor and Anne-Rose Fleuridor; siblings Charles Pierre and Lucienne Alcine; 17 grandchildren as well as 3 great grandchildren.

OLIVIA RENTERIA, 75, of Apopka, Florida passed away on August 24, 2023. Mrs. Renteria was born on October 31, 1947 in Cameron County, Texas to the late Raul and Rosa Ybarra. Mrs. Renteria is preceded in death by her son Martin Renteria Jr. She is survived by her loving husband Martin Renteria Sr.; grandchildren Martin Renteria III, who proudly serves in the United States Marine Corp., Jorge Philip Rey Renteria and Mia Paredes; daughter in law Pilar Renteria; as well as her brothers and sisters