Obituaries
For the Last 3 Months.

Ida Ackermann

Ida G Ackermann, 93, Lecanto, FL
Ida G. Ackermann, 93, Lecanto, FL passed away Jan 10, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast. Mrs Ackermann was born in New York City on September 10, 1923 to the late Antonio and Carmela (Vassallo) DiTocco and moved to this area in 1995 from Moneta, VA. She was employed for many years by the Sayville, New York School District as a cook and was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church after moving to Inverness. Left to mourn her loss are three sons, Joseph (Victoria) Hertik, Inverness; Philip (Amber) Hertik, Nashville, TN; Robert (Trish) Ackermann, Springhill, TN; her sister, Yolanda Ambriano, Bronx, NY; 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Ackermann February 25, 2013, two brothers, Michael and Tex and two sisters, Mary and Lucille. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Friday, January 20, 2017 at 11:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Claudius Mganga, celebrant. The Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory assisted the family.


Cherie Alden

Cherie E Alden, 71, Inverness, FL
Cherie Elaine Alden, age 71, of Inverness, passed away on December 6, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Cherie was born on November 6, 1945 in Binghamton, NY to the late Richard and Beverly (Swan) Alden. She had been a resident of Citrus County since 1988 after her family relocated from Tampa, FL. A Baptist by faith, she attended worship services at the First Baptist Church of Inverness. Cherie will be remembered as a very caring, special and kind person who will be missed by all who knew her. Those left to mourn Cherie's passing are her cousins: Dora Swan Bell, Laura Swan Emerick, Anita Swan Lopez and Rita Swan Anderson; nieces: Jeannie Alden, Deborah Davis and Summer Lopez; and her special family: Lindy and Jeff Decker of Inverness, and Jessica Decker-Short and her husband Trey of Inverness. She was preceded in death by her parent's Richard D. and Beverly J. (Swan) Alden. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is planned for Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 3:00PM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Reverend Greg Kell of Cornerstone Baptist Church officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home beginning at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


George Allmond

George L Allmond, 80, Lake Panasoffkee, FL
George Leban Allmond, age 80, of Lake Panasoffkee, FL passed away on January 3, 2017 while under the care of Cornerstone Hospice, Sumterville, FL. George was born on January 27, 1936 in Trion, GA to the late James A. and Mattie Lou (Kinsey) Allmond. He proudly served his country as a member of the United State Navy. After his military service, George went on to work as a Crane Operator in the Farming Industry. He made Lake Panasoffkee his home 18 years ago after relocating from Georgia. George is survived by his son, Randy Allmond of Endicott, N.Y.; daughters: Delinda Allmond of Denver, CO and Jackey Allmond of Birmingham, AL; brother, Charles Allmond of Indianapolis, IN; and 5 grandchildren: Angelina, Morgan, Emily, Dee and Dylan. In addition to his parent's, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 1 sister. Private burial for George will take place at Florida National Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Daniel Andrade

Daniel T Andrade, 83, Inverness, FL
Daniel Tabosa de Andrade, 83, of Inverness, FL passed away November 24, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. He was born on December 16, 1932 in Recife, Brazil to the late Consalas and Julia (Alves) de Andrade. Daniel was an owner of a property management company, and arrived in this area in 1989, coming from Baltimore, MD. He was a Presbyterian by faith, and enjoyed flying ultra-light airplanes, camping, boating, the outdoors, and having enlighting conversation about theology and philosophy with his friends. Daniel was also a opera singer,, studying voice at the Peabody Conservatory in Maryland. He loved spending time with family and friends. He was preceded in death by one son, Daniel Andrade, Jr., one grandson, Justin, 4 brothers Paul, Isacheus, Eshmael, and Joshual; and one sister Percidie. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Carolyn J. Andrade; and 1 son Troy Andrade of Floral City; 2 grandchildren, Alicia and Denny III, and 4 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Guillermo Araos

Guillermo Araos, 84, Inverness, FL
Guillermo Araos, age 84, of Inverness, FL passed away at his residence on December 14, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Guillermo was born on October 5, 1932 in Tocopilla, Chile. On November 23, 1951 he married the love of his life, Sonia Sandoval, with whom he shared 65 years of marriage. Throughout his life, Guillermo owned and operated his own grocery store and moved to Citrus County 2 years ago from Hollywood, FL to be closer to family. He loved spending time with his family and socializing with friends. Guillermo also enjoyed listening to music and taking long walks through his neighborhood. In addition to his loving wife Sonia, those left to mourn Guillermo's passing include his sons: Hugo and Jorge Araos, both of Puerto Rico; daughter, Ruth Araos of Inverness, FL; 7 grandchildren: Karla, Paola, Hugo, Guillermo, Angel, Nicole, Alberto; and 9 great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to join Guillermo's family in visitation at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory on Saturday, December 17, 2016 beginning at 3:00 PM. The service will begin at 4:00 PM and will be officiated by Father Garcia. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL


Ferdinand A Avanzini, 73, New Port Richey, FL
Ferdinand Arnold Avanzini, 73, New Port Richey, died December 26, 2015. A graveside committal service will be held at Oak Ridge Cemetery on Saturday, January 16 at 1:30 p.m. Father Tim Cummings of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church will officiate. Arrangements provided by The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Beatrice E Bellis, 95, Floral City, FL
Beatrice E. Bellis, 95, of Floral City, FL passed away January 5, 2017 at Citrus Health & Rehab in Inverness, FL. She was born in Wayne, NY on October 14, 1921 to the late Harry and Carrie (Crookston) Houck. Beatrice was a dedicated homemaker, and arrived in this area in 1983, coming from Dundee, NY. She attended Floral City First United Methodist Church, and enjoyed going to church and spending time with her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 38 years, Charles S. Bellis in 1981, her brother Carl Houck, and her sisters Mildred McIntire and Laura Longwell. Survivors include her children Mark Bellis and his wife Jacqueline of Dundee, NY, and Brenda Katz of Arden, NC; grandson Brandon and great-grandsons Joseph and Dominick. Beatrice's urn will be laid to rest at Hillside Cemetery, Dundee, NY at a later date. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Harry Bennett

Harry W Bennett, 72, Inverness, FL
Harry W. (War Eagle) Bennett, 72, Inverness passed away Dec 8, 2016. Mr Bennett was born in Birmingham, AL on Jan 30, 1943 and moved to this area in 1981 from Decatur, AL. He was a U.S. Army Vet, having served in Viet Nam and formerly was employed by Ace Hardware as a Sales Associate. He enjoyed playing golf and bowling. He is survived by his wife, Linda Bennett; 1 son, Jason Bennett of Crystal River; a step daughter, Terry Lynn Sherman of Minnesota; his former wife, Diane Bennett; 2 step grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Michael in 2001. Private arrangements under the care of Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Janice Bester

Janice E Bester, 73, Beverly Hills, FL
Janice E. Bester, age 73, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away January 11, 2017 at University of Florida Health Center in Gainesville. Janice was born on January 14, 1943 in Dayton, OH to the late Russell and Dorathea (Vaught) Zent. She is survived by her husband Dan Bester, daughter, Cathleen Bester and son, Michael Bester. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Marion Bizzoso

Marion L Bizzoso, 91, Inverness, FL
Marion L. Bizzoso, age 91, of Inverness, FL passed away December 13, 2016 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Marion was born on August 19, 1925 in Manhattan, N.Y. to the late Thomas and Marion (Rapps) Allen. She married Arthur "Art" Bizzoso on October 29, 1955 with whom she shared 61 loving years of marriage. Marion and Art made Citrus County their home in 1982 after relocating from Farmingdale, N.Y. but continued to spend their summers at their summer home in Hartwick, N.Y. for many years thereafter. A Lutheran by faith, Marion attended services at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Hernando, FL and had worked as Manager of a Bakery throughout her life. In her spare time, she enjoyed playing Mahjong and volunteering much of her time to her church and community. Marion was head of the Fellowship Committee for Good Shepherd Lutheran and organized many events for the church. She also volunteered a great deal of her time with Ginger West at the Family Resource Center in Hernando, FL. Marion was an exceptional cook and a wonderful housekeeper and caretaker of her home. She will be remembered as a loving wife and a wonderful mother and grandmother who will be deeply missed by her loved ones. In addition to her husband Art, those left to mourn Marion's passing include sons: Douglas Dzinski (Kathy) and Arthur S. Bizzoso both of Long Island, N.Y.; grandchildren: Shaun and Danielle; and great grandchildren: Kaylee, Zander and Lalia. Marion was preceded in death by 2 daughters: Barbara Dzinski and Katherine Dzinski; and 3 brothers: Robert Allen, Richard Allen and Charles Allen. Marion's family will receive friends in visitation on Sunday, December 18, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will take place the following day on Monday, December 19, 2016 at 11:00 AM from the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Hernando, FL with Reverend Kenneth Blyth officiating. Burial to follow the service at 2:30 PM at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Damon Boardman

Damon C Boardman, 81, Inverness, FL
Damon C. Boardman, 81, Inverness passed away January 13, 2017 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. A native of Durand, MI, he was born March 2, 1935 and came to Florida in 2010 from Lehigh Acres, FL. He retired from the construction industry as a sales representative. He enjoyed reading, telling stories, and writing letters to family and friends. He served our country in the U.S. Army. Survovors include 3 sons, Brian, Scott, and Brad; 2 daughters, Michelle Buen and Julie Caron; 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Pauline and a brother, Jarrod. Private arrangements with Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


James Burnell

James A Burnell, 71, Inverness, FL
James A. Burnell, age 71, of Inverness, FL passed away at his residence on December 7, 2016. James was born on January 4, 1945 in Midland, MI to the late Anthony and Ella (Smith) Burnell. He proudly served his country as a Nuclear Weapons Specialist in the United States Air Force. On July 13, 1995, he married Evelyn (Taxdahl) with whom he shared 21 years of marriage. In 2001, James and Evelyn made Citrus County their home after relocating from South Dakota. He was a member of the American-Canadian Snow Birds Club and enjoyed outdoor activities including playing golf, boating and kayaking. James also enjoyed cycling the Rails to Trails. He will be greatly missed by his many friends and neighbors. Those left to mourn James' passing and cherish his precious memory are his wife, Evelyn and his stepdaughters: Linda Dembinske and her husband David of Fresno, CA and Sue Bull and her husband Scott of Sioux Falls, S.D. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


William Burnside

William V Burnside, 91, Beverly Hills, FL
William “Bill” V. Burnside, 91, of Beverly Hills, Florida, passed away Thursday, October 27, 2016, following complications from a stroke two weeks earlier.  He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Shirley May; two children, Sharon Wallhead of Grafton, Ohio, and William “Vincent” Burnside, II and wife, Barbara, of North Andover, MA; his sister-in-law, Joan Burnside of Cleveland, Ohio; as well as two grandchildren, Elizabeth Yackel and husband, Mark, of Bristow, VA, and Allison Verbanic and husband, Greg, of Virginia Beach, VA; three great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Born in Marfork, WV, he was the son of the late Theodore Jackson and Eva (Ballard) Burnside and had five siblings.  A proud World War II veteran, he served as a radio operator in the U.S. Navy, attached to the U.S. Marine Corps, and he participated in seven invasions in the Pacific.  Bill retired from Alcoa, Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio, after working 33 years as an electrician.  Bill was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Hernando, FL, where he liked to listen to his wife sing in the choir.  He enjoyed spending time with his family, playing Sudoku, was a diehard New York Yankees fan and enjoyed reading his newspapers. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Maxine Bradford, Robert Burnside, Geraldine Staggers, Eileen Martin, and Donald Burnside. Services will be held at 1 pm on Monday, October 31, 2016 at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, 3075 S. Florida Ave, Inverness, FL.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home beginning at noon until the service begins.  Burial will take place immediately following the service at Florida National Cemetery, which is reserved for veterans in recognition of their service to our country.  The cemetery is located in Bushnell, FL.


Mary Carrara

Mary A Carrara, 96, Beverly Hills, FL
Mary Ann Carrara, 96, Beverly Hills, passed away Jan 7, 2017 at the Citrus Hills Health & Rehab. A native of Mechanicville, NY, born to the late Pasquale and Assunta (Delpreet) Legnante, she came to Florida in the 80's from there. She was Catholic by faith. Survived by her son, Wayne R. Carrara and wife Jennifer of Schenectady, NY; 1 grandchild; Preceded in death by her husband of 75 years, Vincent Carrara . Burial at a later date in Saratoga National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Rodrigo Castro, 67, Hernando, FL
Rodrigo Castro, 67, of Hernando, FL passed away January 2, 2017 at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, FL. He was born in Colombia, South America on March 13, 1949, and was a commercial painter in the construction industry. Rodrigo arrived in this area in 2006, and was Catholic by faith. He was a loving and dedicated husband to his wife Ilona. She was the love of his life. Rodrigo loved music, especially tango music. He was an excellent craftsman, decorater, and artistic painter. He also enjoyed golfing and fishing. Rodrigo was preceded in death by his father, Arcadio Castro. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Ilona Castro of Hernando. Other survivors include his son Ivan Castro and his wife Sandra of Jersey City, NJ; his daughters Ilona Veronica Castro of Arlington, VA, and Fiorella Castro of North Lauderdale, FL; his mother Rosa Zapata de Castro; his brother Jesus Arcadio Castro; his sisters Celene Castro de Garcia and Libia Castro de Tabares; and 1 grandchild. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Thelma Chase

Thelma M Chase, 96, Inverness, FL
Thelma Mae Chase, 96, of Inverness, FL passed away January 1, 2017 at Crown Court in Inverness. She was born in Lakeland, FL on June 21, 1920 to the late G.B.and Ethel Marie (Martin) Quick. Thelma was a homemaker, and arrived in this area in the early 1990's, coming from Largo, FL. She was a Presbyterian by faith and attended 1st Presbyterian Church of Inverness. Thelma enjoyed golfing, gardning, and loved sewing and crafting. She was preceded in death by her husband of 5 years, Warren Chase in 2006. Survivors include her son James W. Smith and his wife Evelyn of Crestview, FL, and her daughter Jacquelyn Hutchison and her husband Alexander of Inverness; her sister Mavis Thomas of New Port Richey, FL; 5 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Terry Chiodo

Terry E Chiodo, 63, Inverness, FL
A simple man, Terry Edward Chiodo of Inverness, Florida, born November 28, 1953 in Anchorage, Alaska, lost his battle with cancer on December 21, 2016 at 3:28 AM. Terry was a retired carpenter who loved his family, his "First Lady"...aka a Harley named Bessie, a cat named Baxter and the Tampa Bay Bucs. Terry's hobbies included his amazing green thumb when it came to his roses, disc golf, an old guitar and a bonfire. Terry always had a joke and a child-like spirit when playing with his grandkids...a real life Peter Pan. Terry loved a good party, like the one where he met his "soul mate" on New Year's Eve in 1996. Terry enjoyed road trips to Daytona Beach on his Harley with his wife of 18 years wrapped around him. Terry, a loving Son, Husband, Father and Grandfather is survived by his wife Cheryl (Williams) Chiodo; daughters: Bridgette Powell and Bryan Porter of Nashville, TN, Christy and Britton Vanness of Connell, WA, Mindy and Todd Parker of Augusta, ME and Heather and Kevin Smith of Inverness. His grandchildren: Kalani, Tuf, Isaac, Belle, Hannah, Briana, Kaitlyn, Sara, George, Dalila and Kevin Jr., his step father, Duane Engelhart of Devine, TX; his sister Jane Booth of Apple Valley, MN; cousin Mike (Deb) Vinson; mother in law, Shirley Williams, sister in law, Sandra (Lawson) Brooks. Terry was preceded in death by his Mother, Marylyn Engelhart of Texas and Father, Edward Chiodo of California; Aunt & Uncle, John and Betty Vinson; Grandparents, Ona and Ralph Brown. Funeral services for Terry will be held on Tuesday, December 27th at 2:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness. Burial will follow at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 5-7 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464


Daniel Cizek

Daniel J Cizek, 90, Inverness, FL
Daniel J. Cizek, 90 of Inverness, Florida and formerly of Berwyn, Illinois, died November 3rd, 2016. Mr. Cizek was a 1943 graduate of Morton High School in Cicero, Illinois. Mr. Cizek, a WWII veteran, enlisted in the Navy at age 17. He served as a Seaman 1st class from 1943-1946 on the Naval destroyer USS Boyd, DD-544. Mr. Cizek sailed with the 3rd and 5th fleets in the Pacific theater of war. He earned 10 battle stars. After the war, Mr. Cizek had a long and distinguished career as a design draftsperson for several major corporations including the Ford Motor Company and the US Steel Corporation. His last position as a Supervising Designer was with the Bechtel Nuclear Power Corporation which he held until his retirement in 1986. Dan and his wife Beverly retired to Inverness, Florida in a lake front house of his design. Mr. Cizek was a life time member of the American Legion Post 422 in Berwyn, Illinois. He also served as past Post Commander. Mr. Cizek was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Beverly J. Thompson/Cizek, his two sisters, Jean Cizek and June Brandeis/Cizek, and his brother Frank J. Cizek. The inurnment ceremony will take place at the Florida National Military Cemetery located in Bushnell, Florida. The ceremony date to be announced.


Betty Clark

Betty A Clark, 90, Inverness, FL
Betty Ann Clark, 90, of Inverness, FL passed away December 15 2016 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL. She was born in North Hero, VT on July 24, 1926 to the late Charles Hyde and Grace (Champion) Clark. She had one sibling, a beloved older brother, Charles who predeceased her in 2010. Betty served our country honorably as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S Army Signal Corps for 20 years, during the Korean War. She was a Methodist by faith, and arrived in Florida in 1991 coming from Forest HIlls, NY. Betty loved bowling and enjoyed fishing. She is survived by her long time friend and companion of 60 years, Joan Schiller of Inverness. Other survivors include nephews Paul Clark of North Hero, VT, and Charles H. Clark of Milton, VT, and niece Ruthann Hackett of Charlotte, VT. A Graveside Service with Military Honors rendered by V.F.W. Post #4337 is scheduled for Wednesday, December 28, 11:00 A.M. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Erma Conrad

Erma M Conrad, 93, Floral City, FL
ERMA M. CONRAD, 93 of Floral City, passed away Monday, January 2, 2017 at her son's home under the loving care of her family. Erma was born on March 16, 1923 in Campbell, Missouri to the late Irl D. and Eva (Summers) Mansfield, and came here in 1974 from Greenville, Mississippi. Erma was a loving homemaker, who loved cooking, baking and sewing. She enjoyed painting, and using pastels and charcoal. But the real joy of her life were her grandchildren and her great grandchildren. Left to cherish her memory are her son, David Conrad and his wife, Georgie of Floral City; her daughter, Lynn Lewis and her husband Lucky of Floral City; her grandchildren : Mason Ross Lewis and his wife Cindy, David Ryan Conrad and his wife Elizabeth, and Brenden Dale Conrad and his wife Mary Ryan; and her great grandchildren: Elizabeth Anne Lewis, David Rhodes Conrad and Jack Hawkins Conrad. Erma's urn will be intered in Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City, at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory of Inverness.


Raymond Copeland

Raymond F Copeland, 79, Lecanto, FL
Raymond Franklin Copeland, age 79, of Lecanto, FL passed away on October 28, 2016. Raymond was born on June 19, 1937 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Alvin and Isabelle (York) Copeland. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army. After his military service, Raymond worked as a construction equipment salesman for the Ditchwitch company for 25 years. In 1966, he married Sylvia Conway with whom he shared 50 wonderful years of marriage. In 1998, Raymond and Sylvia made Citrus County their home after relocating from Dowingtown, PA. In his spare time he enjoyed watching football, playing golf, and fishing with his friends. In addition to his loving wife, Raymond is survived by his sister, Patricia Tucker of Verona, PA. Raymond was preceded in death by his parent's and his brother, Ronald Copeland. Raymond's urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at a later date. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Karen J Coulson, 64, Beverly Hills, FL
Karen Jean Coulson, 64, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away on October 28, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, FL. She was born in Bakersfield, CA on June 6, 1952 to the late Richard M. and Jean M.(Ryan) Thorpe. Karen was a hairdresser who was raised in up state New York, and arrived in this area in 1986 coming from Pinellas Park, FL. She was a Baptist by faith, and enjoyed playing bingo, and reading. She was past-president and lifetime member of the Inverness VFW Post 4337 and the Beverly Hills Lions Club Ladies Auxilliaries. She is survived by her loving husband of 15 years, Clive Coulson. Other survivors include her children Christina Ripa and her wife Cathy of Avon Park, FL, and Kathleen Reed and her husband Kevin of Lecanto, FL; brother Richard M. Thorpe, Jr., and sisters Linda Miner, Lila Roush, and Vicky Johnson; 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Opal Creech

Opal Creech, 75, Beverly Hills, FL
Ada Opal Creech, 75, Beverly Hills, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on January 16, 2017. Opal was born in Verne, KY on May 4, 1941 to the late Archie and Lillie (Carr) Anderson and came to this area in 1998 from Troy, OH. She was a retired educator, having taught elementary school for over 32 years. She received her Bachelor's Degree from the University of The Cumberlands and Master's Degree from Wright State University. Opal was a charter member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 18 years, Richard R. Creech, Beverly Hills, FL; 3 sons, Gary (Amy) Donaldson, Lakewood, WI; Scott (Kimberly) Donaldson, Piqua, OH; Craig (Lori) Donaldson, Winchester, KY; 2 daughters, Lisa Creech, Cincinnati, OH; Karyn (Thom) Alten, Cincinnati, OH; 2 sisters, Janice Partin, Williamsburg, KY; Val Sears, Westland, MI; 11 grandchildren. She was predeceased in death by her first husband, Dudley Donaldson in 1988, 1 brother, and 2 sisters. Opal's life will be remembered and celebrated at a Memorial Service on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 4:00 PM from Cornerstone Baptist Church with Rev. Greg Kell officiating. Additional services will be conducted at a later date in Piqua, OH from the Union Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Cornerstone Baptist Church Building Fund or Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast.


Bonnie Curry

Bonnie C Curry, 69, Inverness, FL
Bonnie C. Curry, age 69, of Inverness, FL passed away January 4, 2017 with her loving husband by her side at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Bonnie was born on August 30, 1947 in Washington, D.C. however, she was raised in Gainesville, FL after her family moved there in her childhood. On April 1, 1972 she married John Curry with whom she shared 45 years of loving marriage. Bonnie worked for a number of years as an Adult Education Coordinator. However, her true passion was caring for, and spending time with her husband. Bonnie was a good cook and also enjoyed making stained glass. She raised Angel Fish and birds including African Greys, Cockatiels and Quakers. Bonnie was an avid motorcycle rider, especially dirt bikes. She loved riding dirt bikes with her husband John and later in life enjoyed riding street bikes with him. She had won many trophies over the years for her riding skills. Bonnie was a great wife and friend that will be missed by all that were fortunate enough to know her. In addition to her husband John, Bonnie is survived by her mother, Laverne Chesser of Alachua, FL; and brothers: Ronnie Chesser of Alachua, FL and Bobby Chesser of Gainesville, FL. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


Denna Denney

Denna C Denney, 56, Floral City, FL
Denna Catherine Denney, 56, Floral City died suddenly at home on November 30, 2016. Denna was born in Brooksville, FL to Denver E. and Thelma Waller Denney on October 5, 1960 . She was a lifetime resident of Citrus County and was of the Methodist faith. She was employed at Citrus Memorial Hospital in the Accounting Department for 19 years. Left to mourn her loss is her mother, Thelma Denney, Floral City; her brother, Denver E. Denney, Jr; Floral City; 2 nephews, Denver Austin Denney and Garrett Lee Denney, both of Floral City; her companion for 33 years, Pete Wiley. She was preceded in death by her father, Denver Denney, Sr and her sister, Debra Denney. Cremation arrangements are private. Her urn will be laid to rest in New Hope Cemetery on the family plot. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory assisted the family.


Miles J Dickerson, 40, Inverness, FL
Miles Jason Dickerson, 40, of Inverness, FL passed away November 20, 2016 at his residence in Inverness. He was born on December 31, 1975 in Durant, MS and was a seller on the internet. He arrived in this area in 2012, coming from Tampa, FL and was a Methodist by faith. He loved flying; so much so that he obtained his pilot's license. Miles also enjoyed fishing, selling on the internet, dancing, and traveling. He is survived by his loving parents Cynthia Parkinson and Miles C. Dickerson; siblings Jody (Amy) Dickerson and Raygan (Ryan) Sessums, both of Wesley Chapel, FL, and Kelly (Mathew) Tilton of Floral City, FL. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Dominick DiVito

Dominick M DiVito, 85, Floral City, FL
Dominick Mario DiVito, age 85, of Floral City, FL passed away at his residence on January 17, 2017. Dominick was born on November 18, 1931 in Irvington, N.J. to the late Giuseppe and Lucia (Mancini) DiVito. He was a sanitation worker for the City of St. Petersburg for 16 years before retiring and relocating to Citrus County in 1986. Dominick was a devout Catholic and was a parishoner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness. He had immense faith in the Lord and always lifted his loved ones up in prayer, and prayed before every meal. In his spare time, Dominick enjoyed playing Bingo, watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune and working Crosswords and other puzzles. He was incredibly smart, excellent with numbers and never needed the use of a dictionary. Dominick also loved his italian dinners and eating pasta. He had a huge heart and was an incredibly kind and caring man who was affectionately known as the "Gentle Giant" by his family and friends. In 2016, the last year of his life, he was a member of the FFRA and participated in the Special Olympics as the oldest contestant to participate in all of the chapters. His participation in Special Olympics was a life changing event for Dominick as it allowed him to make many new friends and acquaintances. Those left to mourn Dominick's passing and cherish his memory are his loving niece and caregiver Yvonne Bryant and her husband Roy of Floral City, FL; great niece, Joline Bryant and her daughter Ziona who resided with Dominick in Floral City, FL; great niece, Yvette Bryant, her significant other Maleek and their son Ian of Ocala, FL; great nephew, Kyle Bryant, his fiance' Jamie Lynn and their twin sons, Jaden and Kaden; and one brother, JoJo DiVito of Whiting, New Jersey, Claudette VonderHeyde and her family and Catherine DiSanto and her family. He also leaves nieces and nephews, to numberous to mention, all across the United States. In addition to his parents, Dominick was preceded in death by brothers: Peter Divito, Joseph Di Santo, Leo Di Santo, Phillip DiVito; sisters, Ann DiVito, Minnie Monchio, Angelina Sirrianm, Nancy Milewsky and Antoinette Taylor. Dominick's family will receive friends in visitation on Monday, January 23, 2017 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. A Funeral Mass is planned for the following day on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 10:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness, FL with Father Tim Cummings, Celebrant. Dominick will be laid to rest with his parent's at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington, N.J. at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


David Dolan

David T Dolan, 83, Inverness, FL
David T. Dolan, age 83, of Inverness, FL passed away on October 24, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. David was born on September 19, 1933 in Astoria, N.Y. to the late Edward and Margaret (Donnelly) Dolan. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and was hand selected to serve as a member of the Presidential Honor Guard. David was a rifle expert and an excellent marksman who qualified for high honors in marksmanship during his military service. He loved to garden and was employed as the Gardening and Track Foreman for the Belmont and Aqueduct Race Tracks in New York. David made Citrus County his home 20 years ago after relocating from Islip, Long Island, N.Y. He was a Christian by faith and enjoyed dining and eating out with his friends and family. He was an active member of the Royal Oaks Birthday Club. In his spare time, David enjoyed fishing and was a Master of Qigong - a form of Chinese exercise. He had a great love for animals, especially dogs, and had many loyal companions that he cared for throughout his life. Those left to mourn David's passing are his son, Scott Dolan, grandchildren, Brian and Alyssa and great-grandchild Weston Charles Warren; son, Dennis Dolan and his wife Cheryl and grandchildren, Jonathan and Kyle; son, Chris Dolan and his wife Melisha and grandchildren, Corban and Adeline; In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his sister, Dorothy Fischer and his brother, William Dolan. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is planned for Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 1:00 PM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home where friends and family will share their warmest thoughts and memories of David. Burial will take place at Florida National Cemetery where Inverness VFW Post #4337 Honor Guard will render full military honors in recognition of David's service to our country. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 12:30 PM until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Frances Droddy

Frances J Droddy, 79, Inverness, FL
Frances Jean Droddy, age 79, of Inverness, FL passed away at her residence on December 20, 2016. Frances was born on October 19, 1937 in Tampa, FL to the late Royce M. and Carrie (Griffin) Sellars. At 15 years of age she married the love of her life, Grover E. Droddy. She was extremely devoted to her husband and shared 57 wonderful years of marriage with him until his passing on February 18, 2010. In her spare time, Frances liked to hunt and fish. She was also a wonderful cook. Frances wore many professional hats throughout her life. While living in Alabama, she had been a Licensed Realtor, a Licensed Nurse that worked in the Cardiac Care Unit, and an Auxillary Officer for the Police Department Narcotics Unit. However, Frances' true passion and dedication was caring for her home and family. An informal Gathering of Friends and Family is planned for Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. At that time, friends and family are invited to share their favorite stories and memories of Frances with one another. Frances' urn will be laid to rest alongside her husband at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Daniel Drummond

Daniel T Drummond, 77, Floral City, FL
Daniel T. Drummond, 77, of Floral City, FL passed away January 16, 2017 under the care of his family, with the assistance of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. He was born in Lumberport (Laura Lee) W.VA, on February 7, 1939 to the late Daniel K. and Kathleen (Mc Ginnis) Drummond. Daniel was a carpenter in the construction industry, and arrived in this area in 1986, coming from Brooksville, FL. He was a Baptist by faith, and enjoyed raising cattle, and taking his great grandchildren to the Webster cattle auction. He also enjoyed fishing, and was a role model mentoring young men in the area by teaching them carpentry; but most importantly, he was a very dedicated and devout family man. Daniel was preceded in death by his loving wife of 57 years, Jo Ann Drummond in 2015, and one daughter, Theresa Jo Drummond. He is survived by his son, Daniel Drummond II and his wife Gini of Floral City; daughters Elicia Kuhl and her husband Gary of Floral City, Daneen Horne and her husband Phil of Raeford, NC, and Rebecca Drummond of Floral City; sisters Sue Sprouse and her husband Don, and Mary Ann Dixon; grandchildren Zeb Bishop, Philip Horne, Zachary Drummond, and Barisha Butler; and great-grandchildren Landry, Logan, Kyler, Austyn, Raegan, Aleena, Reece, and Harmon. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service for Daniel is scheduled for Saturday, 3:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, FL. Visitation will take place from 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. prior to the service. Daniel will be laid to rest at Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City following the service.


Jerome J Eckhoff, 87, Inverness, FL
Jerome Joseph Eckhoff, 87, of Inverness, FL passed away October 30, 2016 at Avante at Inverness. He was born in St. Louis, MO on January 19, 2019 to the late Foseph A. and Marie V. (Vogelweid) Eckhoff. Jerome was vice president of a plastics manufacturing company, and a U.S. Army veteran. He arrived in this area in 2003, coming from Clinton, CT and was a Catholic by faith. He enjoyed going to the casino and playing computer games. Left to mourn his loss is his loving life partner, Frances Carman of Inverness, his children Thomas Eckhoff of Holden, MO, William Eckhoff of Frisco, CO, and Susan Fowler of Huntington Beach, CA; and brother Carl Eckhoff; 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He was preceded in death by a brother, Fr. Theodore Eckhoff. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Bob Elling

Bob L Elling, 76, Beverly Hills, FL
Robert Lee "Bob" Elling, 76, Beverly Hills passed away December 13, 2016 at Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast in Lecanto. Bob was born in Imlay City, MI on April 26, 1940 to the late Lee and Jean (Waltjers) Elling and came to Citrus County in 1973. He was a retired electrician and builder and was a member of the Crossroads Church of God in Ocala. Bob enjoyed spending time with his family, planting in his garden, and building improvements for his home. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the National Rifle Association. Left to mourn his loss is his wife of 27 years, Pat (Lambert) Elling; 4 sons, Johnathan D. Pipok, Gainesville, FL Arthur C. (Anna) Pipok, Orlando, FL; Robert L. (Tiffany) Elling, Sarasota, FL; Scott Elling, Sarasota, FL; 2 daughters, Diane (Jim) Newsom, Pittsburgh, PA; Julie (Rick) Welshans, Floral City, FL; 9 grandchildren. There will be a Celebration of Life in Bob's memory on Saturday, December 17th at 11:00 AM at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Woosley officiating. Entombment of Bob's urn will be at a later date at The Fountains Memorial Park in Homosassa. The family will receive friends in visitation from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34465


Walker Evey, Sr.

Walker S Evey, Sr., 89, Inverness, FL
Walker Samuel Evey, Jr., 89, of Inverness, FL passed away November 23, 2016 at Life Care Center, Lecanto, FL. He was born in St. Petersburg, FL on October 23, 1927 to the late Walker S. and Lucille (Lovelace) Evey, Sr. Walker was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, and arrived in this area in 2000, coming from Sylva, NC. He was a Protestant by faith, and enjoyed sports by participating in the Senior Olympics, playing computer games, and taking walks. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Frances Walker Evey in July 2016, and one daughter, Cindy Mason. Survivors include his children Walker L. "Lee" Evey and his wife Virginia of Springfield, VA, and Mari Jo Shepherd and her husband Jim of Floral City, FL; brothers Forest E. Evey of Floral City, FL, Paul B. Evey of San Antonio, TX, and Donald L. Evey of Gainesville FL; sister Audrey C. Evey of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Walker's urn will be laid to rest at Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City at a later date. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Marjory J Fields, 86, Inverness, FL
Marjory Jo Fields, 86, of Inverness, FL passed away December 17, 2016 at her residence in Inverness, She was born in Whitewright, TX on April 8, 1930 to the late Ernest Lee and Myrtle (Adams) Buchanan. Marjory was a personel manager for K-Mart, and arrived in this area in1985, coming from Sherman, TX. She was a Protestant by faith, and enjoyed traveling. She had resided in Spain and Germany when her husband, R.E. Fields served in the U.S. Air Force. Marjory also traveled throughout the world while a member of the U.S.A. Bowling Team. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, R.E Fields in 1999, and her daughter, Patricia Lee Trammell in 2010. She is survived by her son, Richard Eric Fields of Homosassa, FL, and 3 grandchildren. Marjory's urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL, with her husband, at a later date. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Frederick Fluchel

Frederick G Fluchel, 74, Inverness, FL
Frederick George Fluchel, Jr., 74, Inverness passed away December 29, 2016 at Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast in Lecanto. Mr. Fluchel was born in St Louis, MO on April 18, 1942 to the late Frederick and Caroline (Cerva) Fluchel, Sr and came to this area in 1980 from Key West. He served our country in the U.S. Navy, having retired after 20 years as a Senior Chief Petty Officer. Left to cherish his memory are 4 children, Frederick G. Fluchel, III of Newport Beach, CA; Carolyn Fluchel-Cairns and husband, Michael of Dunnellon, FL; Shirley TenBroeck and husband, Jim of Live Oak, FL; Tracy Yates of Boone, NC; His devoted companion of 15 years, Susan, Slayton of Inverness; 1 sister, Donna Anderson and husband Warren of Inverness; his 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister, Carolyn J. Fluchel. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 12:30 PM from Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Hospice Chaplain Kelly Greenawald officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home from 11:30 AM until the hour of service.


Alan J Friedrich, 83, Inverness, FL
Alan James Friedrich, 83, of Inverness, FL passed away November 4, 2016 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL. He was born in Hollis, NY on March 25, 2016 to the late John Charles and Grace Anna (Bush) Friedrich. Alan was a plumber, and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He arrived in this area in 2012, coming from Las Cruces, N.M. and was a Catholic by faith. He enjoyed traveling to new places with his wife in their R.V., building houses, and working with drug and alcohol abusers. Alan was a member of American Legion Post #400, Orlando, FL; and the D.A.V. Auxiliary #70 in Inverness. He is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Joan O. Friedrich of Inverness. Other survivors include his children, Michael Friedrich and his wife Joann of Spring, TX, Timothy M. Friedrich of Shirley, NY, John G. Friedrich and his wife Carol of Bayshore, NY, Kim M. Rossi of East Islip, NY, Karen L. Thompson and her husband Kenneth of Bayshore, NY, and Linda Pow and her husband Louie of Mineola, NY; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Alan's urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, is assisting the family with arrangements.


Bernard Goddard

Bernard A Goddard, 86, Inverness, FL
Bernard Allen Goddard, 86, of Inverness, FL passed away December 6, 2016 in Inverness. He was born in Alcona, MI on September 15, 1930 to the late Russell and Esther Goddard. Bernard was a tool and die engineer for General Motors Corp, and a principal owner of Tri-Star Products. Bernard was also an instructor at General Motors Institute and Withlacoochee Technical College. He lived in Michigan, New York, and Rhode Island before arriving in this area in 1991. He was a board member of Long Island Youth For Christ and a deacon at Victory Baptist Church in Inverness. Bernard was preceded in death by a daughter, Nannette Goddard of Kingwood, TX. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Sue Goddard. Other survivors include his children Christopher Goddard and his wife Susan of Plano,TX, and Elizabeth Rickert of Levittown, NY; 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Ronda Goff

Ronda G Goff, 59, Brooksville, FL
Ronda Gail Goff, age 59, of Brooksville, FL passed away December 6, 2016 at Sturgill Hospice Care Center, Brooksville, FL. Ronda was born on November 3, 1957 in Louisville, KY to Relus E. and Ann R. (Aldridge) Lamb. In 1996, she made Citrus County her home after relocating from Omaha, NE. Ronda truly loved spending time with her friends and family and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She was a volunteer for "The Lighthouse Ministries" in Crystal River, FL, and loved her Lord and Saviour. In addition to her parent's, those left to mourn Ronda's passing are her sons: Nathan Goff of Toledo, OH, Brent Goff of Columbus, OH, and Joshua Goff and his wife Kensie of Savannah, GA; brothers: Richard Lamb and his wife Pat of Spring Hill, FL, Jeffrey Lamb of Lawrenceburg, KY; sisters: Cheryl Downey and her husband David of Brooksville, FL and Lisa Lamb of Ocala, FL. and 3 grandchildren A Funeral Service of Remembrance is planned for Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 4:00 PM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Celinski officiating. Burial will take place at Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City, FL on Monday, December 12, 2016 at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Ronda's memory to the National Stroke Association, 9707 E. Easter Lane, Suite B, Centennial, CO 80112. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Carmen Gonzalez

Carmen Gonzalez, 95, Brooksville, FL
Carmen Gonzalez, 95, Brooksville, FL, former Inverness resident, passed away Oct 30, 2016 at the Maribel Adult Care Home in Spring Hill, FL. Mrs. Gonzalez was born in Central Delicias, Cuba on Aug 9, 1921 and came to Citrus County in 1991 from Queens Village, NY. She was employed in the garment industry before retirement. She enjoyed shopping, entertaining her family and friends, and going on cruises. Left to mourn her loss are two sons, Edgar Gonzalez and his wife Ruth of Brooksville and Tony Gonzalez and his wife Gaye of Apopka, FL; 2 brothers, Paul Catala and Jose Catala; 5 grandchildren, Michelle Gwizdala and husband George; Jason Gonzalez and wife Tara; Lisa Tonkin and husband Andrew; Diana Buchan and husband Thomas; Cassandra Gonzalez. 3 great grandchildren, Claire Gonzalez, Elijah and Isabella Tonkin; She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Antonio Gonzalez on Nov. 2, 2005, her grandaughter, Jeanine Gonzalez and her 2 brothers, Rafael and Eduardo Catala. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Nov. 11, 2016 at 2:00 PM from Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Harvey Dunn officiating. Burial will follow in Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 PM until the hour of service.


Cheryl Gould

Cheryl Gould, 57, Lecanto, FL
Cheryl Gould, 57, resident of the Key Training Center in Lecanto passed away January 8, 2017 at her residence under the care of Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast. Cheryl was born in Elgin, IL to the late Max R. and Marian (Craig) Gould on December 29, 1957. She moved to Florida in 1982 from Barrington, IL. with her family. She resided at The Key for over 30 years and was God's little angel on earth. She is survived by her 2 sisters, Penelope "Penny" Gould of Sarasota, FL; Maryann Kuzdas of San Juan Costa Rica; her brother, Max Gould, Jr of Palatine, IL Cremation arrangements under the care of Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Franklin Grebenc

Franklin J Grebenc, 80, Inverness, FL
Franklin J. Grebenc, 80, of Inverness, FL passed away on December 10, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. He was born in Aurora, MN on July 31, 1936 to the late Frank and Jennie (Micklousich) Grebenc. Franklin was a co-owner of a motel as well as a construction foreman. He arrived in this area in 1997, coming from Ocala, FL and was a Catholic by faith. Franklin was a member of the Audubon Society and the Native Plants Society. He loved birdwatching and enjoyed fishing, gardening, traveling, and camping. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Mavis Grebenc. Other survivors include his sons Robert Grebenc and his wife Karen of Summerville, SC, and Donald Grebenc and his wife Shirley of Ocala, FL; sister Jane Fore and her husband Gene of Springfield, IL; his 93 year old uncle Joseph Mike; and 4 grandchildren, Amber, Brandi, Jessie, and Lee. A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held on Friday, from 3:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. Franklin's urn will be laid to rest at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Franklin's memory to H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center Prevention Research, 4117 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33617


Glenn Guest, 50, Inverness, FL
Glenn Guest, 50, Inverness, FL passed away December 17, 2016 at his residence in Inverness. He was born in Summers Point, NJ on March 23, 1966 to the late Lawrence R. and Gloria (Wisler) Guest. Glenn was a furniture mover, and arrived in this area in 1992, coming from Ocean City, NJ. He enjoyed car shows, watching TV, and reading. Glenn is survived by 2 sisters, Sherry Godwin and Linda Whitmore of Inverness. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Alice Hadley

Alice C Hadley, 77, Inverness, FL
Alice C. Hadley, 77, Inverness passed away Jan 13, 2017 in Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast in Lecanto. Mrs Hadley was born in Elkview, WV, on January 12, 1940, the daughter of Earnest and Elsie (Casto) Pendleton. She moved to this area in 1972 from Charleston, WV. She was employed at Citrus Memorial Hospital as a Transcriptionist and was a former member of the First Baptist Church of Floral City. Left to mourn her loss is her son, Gregory Teel and his wife, Myra of Inverness; 1 brother, Ernest Pendleton, II, Ocklawaha, FL; 2 sisters, Susie Sowder of Ocala and Annis Walker of Nitro, WV; 6 grandchildren and 8 Great-Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman A. Hadley on December 25, 2003. At Alice's request, there will be no services. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Stephen Hamill

Stephen R Hamill, 68, Inverness, FL
Stephen Robert Hamill, 68, Inverness passed away December 22, 2016 at the Hernando Pasco Hospice Care Center in Brooksville. A native of Denver, Colorado, he was born on August 20, 1948 to the late Raymond D. and Frances (Robertston) Hamill. He was raised in Iowa and relocated to Arkansas. He moved here 20 years ago from there. Stephen was a Vietnam Vet, having served in the U.S. Naval Service for 12 years. He also was a Chief Engineer with the U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Service following his discharge from the Navy. Robert is survived by his brother, Raymond D. Hamill and his wife, Mary Grace; 2 sisters, Frances Corene Phillips and her husband, Robert; Sharon Demeris Lantis and her husband, Larry; 3 dear friends, George and Linda Hellmuth and their son Jerome. At Stephen's request, there will be no service. Following cremation, his cremains will be scattered. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory assisted in the arrangements.


Peggy Hartman

Peggy L Hartman, 73, Hernando, FL
Marguerite L. "Peggy" Hartman, 73, Hernando, FL passed away October 30, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness. Peggy was born in Floral City, FL on January 20, 1943 to A.T. Carroll and the late Lucille (Murphy) Carroll. She was a graduate of Citrus High School, Class of 1961 and the Jones Business College of Orlando. She was employed for many years as the Receptionist and Secretary for the University of Florida Extension Office and was a member of the Floral City Church of Christ where her husband was a minister. She enjoyed many things in life, but her favorite times were spent with her husband, children, and grandchildren. Left to mourn her loss and cherish her memory is her husband of 52 years, Larry Allen Hartman; 4 children, Michael A. Hartman and wife Kathryn, Hernando; Jared L. Hartman and wife Jennifer, Ocala; Michele Beckwith and husband Gerald, Floral City; James Scott and wife Wenona, Floral City; her father, A.T. Carroll and his wife Ida Mae, Ozello; 7 grandchildren, Trevor Beckwith; Charalyn Hartman, Savannah Beckwith, Michael Hartman II, Elaina Hartman, Carver Scott, Charles Barnett, and Sheena Beckwith. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard Talbot Carroll and John Carroll. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled Saturday, November 5th, 2016 at 3:30 PM from the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ with Mr. James Coker officiating. Burial will follow in Hills of Rest Cemetery of Floral City. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Friday from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.


Jeremiah Hartnett

Jeremiah F Hartnett, 84, Lecanto, FL
Jeremiah F. "Jerry" Hartnett, 84, of Lecanto, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at the Health Center at Brentwood in Lecanto. Jerry was born on December 9, 1932 in Mineola, New York to the late Francis J. and Laurette (Lowe) Hartnett. He was Catholic by faith. Jerry was a graduate of Hofstra University and was an accomplished puppeteer, who traveled the world entertaining people. He had appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show and performed with "Bozo" the Clown. Jerry hand made his puppets and his family plans to donate most of them to a puppet museum. Left to cherish his memory are his nieces: Patricia Trapanese, Laura Pridham and Nancy Dubrowsky and his sister-in-law, Evelyn Hartnett. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas K. Hartnett in 2010. Following cremation, Jerry's urn will be interred at the Cemetery of the Holy Rood in Westbury, New York. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Iva Hatcher

Iva G Hatcher, 91, Inverness, FL
Iva Gray Hatcher, 91, of Inverness, FL passed away November 18, 2016 under the care of Arbor Trail Rehab & Nursing in Inverness. She was born in Flat Top, West Virginia on May 29, 1925 to the late Londy and Roxie (Stanley) Lilly. Iva was a homemaker, and arrived in this area in 1987 coming from Lorraine, OH. She was a Baptist by faith, and enjoyed cooking, baking, and spending time with family and friends. Iva was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Austin Hatcher. She is survived by her sons, Kenneth E Hatcher and his wife Carol of Largo, FL, and Dempsey R. Hatcher and his wife Tina of Vernon, AL; and his sister Lina Hershey of North Ridgeville, OH; 5 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Iva are scheduled for Monday, November 21, 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness with the family receiving friends at the funeral home 1 hour prior to service. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness following the serivce.


Wendy Hauver

Wendy M Hauver, 50, Lutz, FL
Wendy Marie Hauver, age 50, Lutz, FL and formerly of Inverness, passed on to the Greater Life on November 3, 2016 at home under the loving care of her family and Gulfside Hospice. Wendy was born in the Philippines on December 18, 1965 to Leslie and Donna (Roeschen) Van Horn. She earned her Bachelor's Degree from the University of South Florida and taught English Arts for 19 years to middle and high school students. She was of the Catholic Faith. She is survived by her husband, William "Bill" Hauver, Lutz, FL; 3 children, Dillon Fleming, Lutz, FL; William Hauver III, Ilinois; Kaitlynn Fleming, Lutz, FL; her parents, Leslie and Donna Van Horn, Inverness, FL; her sister, Nancy Bolt, Ocean City, MD; her granddaughter, Emmaline Hauver. Wendy's life will be remembered at A Celebration of Life scheduled on Wednesday, Nov. 9th at 2:30 PM at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Fr. Tim Cummings of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church officiating. Graveside services and burial will follow in Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:30 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Gulfside Hospice, 2061 Collier Parkway, Land O' Lakes, FL 34639 or the American Cancer Society.


Carol Hawkins

Carol K Hawkins, 87, Inverness, FL
Carol Kathleen Hawkins, 87, previously of Inverness, FL passed away January 1, 2017 at Serenades at the Villages in The Villages, FL. She was born in Buffalo, NY on July 22, 1929 to the late Robert and Lillian (Gropp) Dobler. Carol was a homemaker, and arrived in this area in 1982, coming from Indonesia. She was a Protestant by faith, and enjoyed shopping, swimming, and taking care of her home. She was preceded in death by her husband Earl H. Hawkins in 2003, her son Paul F. Hawkins in 1993, and a brother, Robert Dobler in 2016. She is survived by her brother Charles Dobler of Denver, CO. Carol's urn will be interred at White Chapel Memorial Park in Amherst, NY at a later date. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Rita S Heath, 75, Inverness, FL
Rita S. Heath, 75, of Inverness, FL passed away January 2, 2017 at Northside Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL. She was born in Brooklyn, NY on April 24, 1941 to the late Arthur J. and Anna (Masucci) Sergio. Rita was a retail sales clerk, and arrived in this area 30 years ago, coming from California. She was a Catholic by faith, loved her pets, and enjoyed her quiet times. Survivors include her brother, Aurthur J. Sergio, Jr. of Otto, NC; cousin Rosemary Kabacinski; and friend Helen Rosenka. Private burial arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.


Edward Hemsworth

Edward J Hemsworth, 93, Inverness, FL
Edward J. Hemsworth, 93, of Inverness, passed away on October 20, 2016 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. He was born March 20, 1923 on Staten Island, N.Y. to James and Hannah (Mahoney) Hemsworth and was one of five children, the only boy. He was a sports enthusiast his entire life and while in high school was named to the New York City All Star baseball team. Later he played baseball and basketball on scholarship at St. Michael’s College, VT. and was inducted into the college’s Athletic Hall of Fame. He joined the Navy and served as a medic on a carrier in the Pacific. Ever the athlete, he learned to box and entertained the troops during his tour of duty. After his Navy service was completed he went back to college and finished his degree with the help of the GI Bill. Returning to Staten Island, Ed met the love his life, Joan. They were married and had seven children. He became a New York City Fireman while Joan became an RN. His son Robert later became a Battalion Chief with the New York City Fire Department and his grandson, Jeff Largo carries on the tradition in Hernando County, Florida.   While raising the family, Ed continued his involvement in sports playing and coaching in the community both baseball and basketball. One of the highlight’s of Ed’s career was when, as an off-duty fireman, he single handedly rescued a family whose boat had capsized at night in the bay off Staten Island. When he retired after 20 years with the fire department he began a second career as a school teacher. When other teachers enjoyed their summer vacations, Ed became the manager of the Great Kills Swim Club, a large recreational facility on Staten Island. In 1978 Ed and Joan retired to Citrus County, Florida where he continued to substitute teach and work as a real estate agent. They lived in Inverness Golf and Country Club and were avid golfers. Last year they moved into the Cedar Creek Assisted Living Facility in Crystal River. Most recently they were living at Brookdale Citrus in Lecanto. In addition to his parents and four sisters, Ed was preceded in death by his daughter Eileen (1958) and his son, Edward (1963). He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Joan and their five children; daughter Patricia Hemsworth of Brooklyn, NY; Janet (Gerry) Mulligan of Crystal River, Fl.; Robert (Cathy) Hemsworth of Staten Island; Maryanne Hemsworth of Pennsylvania; and Joan Hemsworth of Staten Island. He is survived by eight grandchildren; Erin, Jeff, Jeremiah, Jessica, Jennifer, Robert, Brian and Michael and 14 great grandchildren. The Wake Vigil will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima with Father Tim Cummings as the celebrant. Burial will follow immediately at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fl.  


Lorrette D Herbert, 70, Inverness, FL
Lorrette D. Herbert, 70, of Inverness, FL passed away on November 27, 2016 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. She was born in Rockford, IL on January 2, 1946 to the late Luis and Virginia (Malcolm) Valderamma. Lorrette was a Craft Shop Supervisor for the U.S. Military, and arrived in this area in 2008, coming from Newburgh, NY. She loved doing crafts, and entered the Citrus County Fair every year with her beaded necklaces and always placed with awards. Lorrette was a member of the West Coast Bead Society. She is survived by her loving husband of 27 years, Carl G. Herbert. Other survivors include her children Kevin P. Drennen and his wife Virginia of Las Vegas, NV, Kerry A. German and her husband William of Newburgh, NY, and step-son Daniel C. Herbert of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; sister Jeanne Kritzi of Homosassa, FL, and 14 other siblings, mostly in Mexico; 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A Gathering of Family and Friends to celebrate Lorrette's life will be held at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness at a later date. Lorrette's urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date.


Linda Higdon

Linda F Higdon, 67, Inverness, FL
Linda Faye Higdon, 67, Inverness passed away October 20, 2016, at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.  Linda was born in Meridian, MS on October 23, 1948, to the late Alex James and Johnnie Christine (Eakes) Allen.  After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree from Mississippi State University, she and her family moved to Inverness in 1973. She had a stellar career with the Citrus County School system for 32 years serving as an elementary school educator and a teacher on assignment from the county administration. During this time, she obtained a Master’s Degree at the University of South Florida.  She was well loved and respected by her students, their families and her peers. Upon retirement she became a Certified Master Gardner.  Linda served the God she loved and her Lord and Savior at First Baptist of Inverness, First Baptist Church of Hawthorne and Cornerstone Baptist Church, Inverness. She spent many years teaching Sunday school, but also served in several other ministries over the years. She was an avid reader and loved spending time with family and friends, and traveling,   Survivors include her daughter, Laura Eden of Inverness; 1 brother Robert Allen and his wife Staci of Carmel, IN; 5 grandchildren, Austin and Bailey Giguere, Jacob Padilla, Morgan Eden, and Brooke Harrold; her former husband of 38 years, Paul Higdon.  She was preceded in death by her daughter Paula Williams on September 15, 2008.   There will be a Celebration of Life Service on Tuesday, November 8 , at 6 PM at  Cornerstone Baptist Church,  Inverness with Pastor Greg Kell officiating. Visitation with the family will begin at 5 PM.  Interment will be at a later date in Oak Ridge Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted in Linda’s memory at Operation Christmas Child Shoebox (www.samaritanspurse.org/occ) and Citrus United Basket (1201 P. O. Box 2094 Inverness, FL  34451 or citrusunitedbasketonline.org).  Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family.


Vella O Hoke, 82, Hernando, FL
Vella Orvetta Hoke, 82, of Hernando, FL passed away December 18, 2016 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL. She was born in Binghamton, NY on December 23, 1933 to the late Alton and Grace Orvetta (Brown) Cowan. Vella was a sales clerk of Wal-Mart, and arrived in this area in 1984, coming from Glen Allen, VA. She was a Protestant by faith, and enjoyed watching races. Vella was a life time member of the VFW Hernando Ladies Auxiliary Post # 4352. She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Raymond Hoke in 1998, and one son, Jimmy Hoke. She is survived by her son Randy Lee Hoke of Hernando, and her sister Sharon (Robert) Gould of Ocala, FL. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Tina Holcomb

Tina M Holcomb, 34, Belleview, FL
TINA MARIE HOLCOMB, 34, of Belleview, FL, died Tuesday, December 20, 2016, in Ocala Regional Medical Center, Ocala, FL, after being struck by a vehicle and hospitalized. Tina was born in Cleveland, OH, on February 22, 1982, and she came to Inverness, FL, in 1997 from Mantua, OH. Tina studied culinary arts and worked several years as a chef before shelving her love of cooking to join her family’s business as an electrician at Exceptional Electric. Tina loved the beach, enjoyed shopping, and never left the house without her toe nails painted. She was saved at First Baptist Church, Streetsboro, OH, and she believed everyone had a guardian angel watching over them. She had a big heart and loved to help others, which reflected in her gift of organ donation to two recipients following her passing. Left to mourn her loss and cherish her memory are her parents, David and Karlene Holcomb of Inverness; brother, Bryan Holcomb of Inverness, and his wife, Janna; sister, Diana Tippett, and her husband, Brad, of Summerfield, FL; niece, Braelyn; nephews, Ozzy and Isac; maternal grandparents, Sophie and Dale Moore; and paternal grandmother, Barbara Holcomb. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Chester Holcomb. Tina also leaves behind numerous aunts and uncles: Kenneth Holcomb and wife Laura; Roger Holcomb and wife Robin; Howard Holcomb; Vanessa Holcomb; Brenda Holcomb; Sabrina Finney and husband Matthew; Linda Grimm and husband Kevin; Keith Moore and wife Susan; and Kathy Moore and companion Ronnie. Her time here was also shared by extended family, friends, and her numerous cousins, those lost and the ones still with us. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at 7:00 PM at the Charles E. Davis Funeral Home and Crematory, Inverness, led by Rev. Greg Kell, Pastor of the Cornerstone Babtist Church. Friends may call or visit the funeral home on this date between 5:00 PM and the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer memorial contributions be made in Tina’s memory to continue giving to those in need of life-saving organ donation to: Life Quest, Tower 11, Box T37, 580 W. 8th St., Suite 8001, Jacksonville, FL  32209.


Betty Hollowell

Betty D Hollowell, 78, Beverly Hills, FL
Betty Delores Hollowell, 78 of Beverly Hills, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2016 at the Villages Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Lady Lake. Betty was born in Stinesville, Indiana on August 1, 1938 to the late William W. and Elsie Marie (Reynolds) Hovious. She came to Florida in 1960 from Indiana and moved Citrus County 11 years ago from Ft. Lauderdale. Betty enjoyed geneology, researching her family history, collecting guns, loved classic cars and her dog, "Smokey Bear". Left to cherish her memory are her children: Sharon Robinson of Lecanto; Jay (Tocarra) Robinson of Norfolk, VA; Petie Steward, Tony Stewart (Kim) and Ron Stewart (Jen) all of Bedford, IN; 2 brothers: Bob and Steve Hovious of Gosport, IN; grandchildren: Sean Michael Taylor (Aimee), Caitlin Robinson, Ian Robinson, Jake Robinson, Gabe Robinson; great grandchildren: Layn Taylor and Alyssa Marie Taylor; and her son in law, Pete Sisk of Lecanto, FL. She was preceded in death by her brothers: George Hovious, Earl Hovious, David Hovious, Paul Hovious, Mark Hovious, Smokey Hovious; and sister, Helen Hovious Ackerman. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Alverta M Huckleberry, 87, Dunnellon, FL
Alverta May Huckleberry, 87, of Dunnellon, FL passed away January 16, 2017 at her residence in Dunnellon. She was born in Indianapolis, IN on September 17, 1029 to thelate Charles and Delores Smith. Alverta was a homemaker, and arrived in this area in 1988, coming from Indiana. She was a Methodist by faith, and enjoyed raising yello roses, reading, doing crossword puzzles, quilting, and making candy and mints. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Lee Huckleberry in 2015, her brother, Louis Smith, and several sisters. Survivors include her son James Lee Huckleberry and his wife Wanda, and daughter Linda Lea Hensley of Dunnellon; bother Charles Smith and his wife Sue of Pensacola, FL; 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Roy Hurlburt

Roy G Hurlburt, 69, Lecanto, FL
Roy Gene Hurlburt, age 69, of Lecanto, FL passed away on October 26, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Roy was born on October 3, 1947 in Harmony Township, PA to the late Bernard and Mary Regina (Musa) Hurlburt. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army. After his military service, Roy was employed as a Heavy Equipment Operator for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for 35 years. On March 2, 1971, he married Mary Foley, with whom he shared 45 loving years of marriage. 5 years ago, Roy and Mary made Citrus County their home after relocating from Susquehanna, PA. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing and hunting. Roy also liked collecting vintage items, going to yard sales and reading the daily news. He adored his grandchildren and loved spending time with them. In addition to his loving wife Mary, those left to mourn Roy's passing are his daughters: Lynn Marie Maloney and her husband Terrence of Buckingham, PA, Christie Lynn Hurlburt and her significant other, Robert John Lucke of Vestal, N.Y.; brothers: Bernard Hurlburt, Jr. and his wife Diane of Jackson, PA, Roger Hurlburt and his wife Dorothy of Lecanto, FL; sister, Sandra Franks and her husband Thomas of Great Bend, PA; grandchildren: Colton Marvin, Michael Marvin, Erin Whitney and her husband Nicklaus, Kevin Crawford; great-grandchildren: Owen Whitney, Logan Whitney, Fletcher Whitney; brother in law, Marvin Foley and his wife Jacqueline of Chattanooga, TN; sister in law, Linda Brown and her husband Tim of Cookeville, TN; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parent's, Roy was preceded in death by his sister, Judith Skellett. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is planned for Friday, October 28, 2016 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory with Reverend Sarah Campbell of the Inverness First United Methodist Church officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Helen Ingraham

Helen E Ingraham, 95, Inverness, FL
Helen (Elkanich) Ingraham, 95 (widow of Fred Ingraham), of Inverness, FL, (formerly of Stafford Springs, Hazardville, and Hebron, CT), passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 1, 2017. Helen had many talents, especially quilting and sewing. She had wonderful flowerbeds and also dabbled in pottery, painting, basket-weaving, rug-hooking, knitting and crocheting. She was predeceased by her parents, Michael and Anna Elkanich; siblings Anne Cheman, Mary Sullivan and George Elkanich; as well as her beloved Great Grandson, Noah Nixon. She is survived by her daughters, Diane Roberts (Roy) and Eileen Nixon (Thomas-deceased); two grandchildren, Kate Nixon and Matt Nixon (Jess); and by her sisters, Vilma Parenteau of Enfield, and Elizabeth Heuitson of Stafford Springs; plus many nieces and nephews. A donation in her honor may be made to: Alzheimer's Family Organization, P.O. Box 1939, New Port Richey, FL 34656-1939. Per her request, there will be no services. Private cremation arrangements are be under the care of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Richard Jobe

Richard H Jobe, 64, Inverness, FL
Richard Howard Jobe, 64, of Inverness, died Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Richard was born to the late Werner and Marjorie (Ford) Jobe on July 1, 1952 in Alexandria, Virginia. He came to Citrus County from there in 1979. He was the owner/operator of All Tech Cable Construction, a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles and Protestant by faith. Richard enjoyed fishing and watching his Washington Redskins play football. Left to cherish his memory are his children: Jason M. (Amy) Jobe of Inverness, Richard A. (Richelle) Jobe of Citrus Springs, Stephanie Billick of Inverness and Kristine (Greg) Scarangella of Floral City; his brother John W. (Valorie) Jobe of Inverness; 12 grandchildren: Megan, Nicky, Anthony, Mikey, Rachel, Hailey, Kari, Nathan, Jaylynn, Kevin, Elijah and Colton; and his great grandson, Grayson. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Richard will be held on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 5:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness, with Pastor Darrell Reneau of the Cornerstone Hills Campus in Beverly Hills, officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4:00 PM until service time. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the Shriners Hospital, 12502 N. Pine Street, Tampa, FL 33612.


Ruby Johnston

Ruby J Johnston, 91, Inverness, FL
Ruby Jane Johnston, age 91, passed away January 13, 2017 at Citrus Health and Rehab, Inverness. Ruby was born on May 12, 1925 in Madison County, N.C. to the late Robert and Nep (Calhoun) Norris. She made Citrus County her home in 1974 and married Edgar A. Johnston in 1997. A woman of faith, she attended worship services at the Hernando Church of the Nazarene. In her spare time, Ruby enjoyed watching religious television and reading the Bible. She also enjoyed traveling, spending her summers in Iowa and attending the Johnston family reunions over the years. Ruby absolutely loved her 1995 Thunderbird which she never let get dirty. She was an excellent homemaker and a wonderful cook. In addition to her loving husband Edgar, Ruby is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Jones; 1 brother and 3 sisters. A Funeral Service is planned for Thursday January 19, 2017 at 3:00 PM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory with Pastor Randy Hodges of the Hernando Church of the Nazarene officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home beginning at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Graveside services for Ruby will take place on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Tallahassee Memory Gardens, Tallahassee, Florida. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Keith Jones

Keith W Jones, 68, Floral City, FL
Keith Wayne Jones, age 68 of Floral City, passed away Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Keith was born in Kingston, West Virginia on June 27, 1948 to the late Alford F. and Minnie B. (Shaver) Jones and came to Citrus County in 1978 from North Carolina. Keith was an automobile mechanic and was a member of the Holy Grounds House of Prayer in Floral City. He was a Pastor since the age of 16, sharing the word of the Lord throughout his life. He was a very spirit filled man. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and tinkering with things. He loved spending time with his grandchildren teaching them to ride horses and shoot guns. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 47 years, Joanne Jones; his 2 daughters, Sandy Stafford of Inverness and Sonia (Ron) Rowell of Lady Lake, FL; his 2 sons: Davie (Kelly) Jones of Canyon City, CO and Casey Jones of Floral City. He also leaves his brother, Alford Jesse (Shirley) Jones of Pleasent Hill, TN and 2 sisters: Linda (Byron) Shrewsberry and Carolyn (James) Marsh, both of Pleasant Hill, TN; his 7 grandchildren: Jenny Lynn, Erica, Kimberly, Abigail, Dakota, Brandon and Tyler. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is planned for January 14, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the Jones residence located at 10444 E. Bushnell Road, Floral City, FL 34436 with Pastor Junior Branson , pastor of Crossgate Church of God officiating. All attending are welcome to bring a covered dish and enjoy socializing after the service. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Robert Knoll

Robert W Knoll, 67, Beverly Hills, FL
Robert W. Knoll, 67, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away December 7, 2016 at his residence in Beverly Hills. He was born in Richmond, IN on February 1, 1949 to the late Robert G. and Charline (Stults) Knoll. He grew up in Coral Gables, FL. Robert was a Mechanical Engineer at the Nuclear Power Plant, and a U.S. Veteran, 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. He arrived in this area in 1995 coming from Safety Harbor, FL and was a Methodist by faith. He loved spending time with his family, fishing, enjoyed camping, the outdoors, boating, yard work, and looked forward to barbecuing around the pool and hot tub on the weekends. He was always the life of the party and was loved and admired by all that met him. Robert is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Cheryl (Cheri) Knoll and their 4 children, Robert J. Knoll 30, Kimberley Knoll 29, Bradley Knoll 26, and Kara Knoll 20. Other survivors include his sister, Darline Knoll-Nystrom and his brother, Bradley G. Knoll. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Charlotte LaManna

Charlotte V LaManna, 84, Inverness, FL
Charlotte Vivian LaManna, 84, Inverness passed away Dec 7, 2016 at Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast in Lecanto FL. Charlotte was born Jan 8, 1932 in Newark, NJ to the late Joseph and Beatrice (Spagnola) Agrifolio and came to this area in 1988 from Middletown, NJ. She was a homemaker and member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Her husband, Thomas J. LaManna preceded her in death Aug 10, 2012. She is survived by her nephews, Michael and Carmen Agrifolio. Services are scheduled at a later date in Miami, Florida. Cremation care by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Jerry Lee

Jerry D Lee, 56, Inverness, FL
Jerry D. Lee, 56, Inverness, FL passed away November 3, 2016 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL. He was born in Miami, FL on December 12, 1959 to the late Frank D. and Sandra Lee (Bowers) Lee, Jr. Jerry arrived in this area in 2016, coming from Crescent City, FL. Jerry was a Baptist by faith and enjoyed singing Karaoke, building model cars and trucks, telling jokes, playing cards and board games, painting, and animals. Survivors include his sisters Deborah J. Lee and her wife Missi of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and Tammy J. Devincent and her husband Joe of Inverness; half brother Matthew Lee of Louisiana, step-father Mitchell Weech, his aunt Jean Ornat; 3 nephews, Larry, Anthony, and Josh; and 1 niece, Gina. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Arlene Lodato

Arlene E Lodato, 82, Floral City, FL
Arlene E. Lodato, 82, Floral City passed away Nov 12, 2016. Private cremation arrangements. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory


George Dennis Lohrmann

George Dennis Lohrmann, 72, Hernando, FL
George Dennis Lohrmann, age 72, of Hernando, FL passed away Sunday, October 23, 2016 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. Dennis was born in Baltimore, MD on April 8, 1944 to the late Matthew F. and Louise R. (Noakes) Lohrman. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force. After his military service, Dennis was employed as an Engineer for the Federal Aviation Administration. On December 5, 1980 he married Myrna (Marsh) Shinnamon with whom he shared 36 years of marriage. In 2001, Dennis and Myrna made Citrus County their home after relocating from Beaver, PA. He held memberships in the Benevolent Order of the Elks, West Citrus Lodge # 2693, and the Loyal Order of Moose, Inverness Lodge # 2112. Dennis enjoyed woodworking and model trains, and designed and built his own train garden. He also loved playing golf and spending time with his family and grandchildren. In addition to his loving wife Myrna, Dennis is survived by his children: Devon Lohrmann and his spouse Jamie of Beverly Hills, FL, Stephen Shinnamon and his spouse Amanda of Aliquippa, PA, Heather Shinnamon and her spouse Cara Martinez of Glen Burnie, MD; grandchildren: Morgan Shinnamon and Reed Lohrmann; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parent's, Dennis was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Lohrmann. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Dennis's urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date.


Gary Luttrell

Gary D Luttrell, 64, Inverness, FL
Gary Don Luttrell, age 64, of Inverness, FL passed away at his residence on December 2, 2016. Gary was born on September 30, 1952 in Benton Harbor, MI to Bennie and Bertha (Burns) Luttrell. He served his country as a member of the United States Army and made Citrus County his home in 1988 after moving from Michigan. Gary enjoyed fishing and gardening in his spare time. He was a lifetime member of Moose Lodge 2112, a member of the American Legion #225, Floral City, F.O.E. #4372 in Weeki Wachi, I.R.R.U, Inverness and a member of VFW Post #4337, Inverness. Those left to mourn Gary's passing and cherish his memory are his wife, Joni Luttrell, Inverness, FL; his parent's, Bennie and Bertha Luttrell, Inverness, FL; son, Joey Luttrell and his wife, Lisa of New Port Richey, FL; stepdaughter, Jamie Brooks and her husband Blake of Inverness, FL; brothers: Bennie Luttrell of Statesville, N.C., Jerry Luttrell and James Luttrell both of Inverness, FL; and three grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. A Memorial Service is planned for Friday, December 9, 2016 at 12:30 PM at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. In recognition of his military service, full military honors will be rendered by Inverness VFW Post #4337 Honor Guard. Friends are invited to join Gary's family at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home on the morning of the service at 11:30 AM to join the procession to the cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Lawrence Mahoney, Jr

Lawrence C Mahoney, Jr, 91, Hernando, FL
Lawrence Charles Mahoney, Jr., 91, Hernando, passed away October 21, 2016 at Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast in Lecanto. Mr Mahoney was born on July 11, 1925 in Hyannis, MA to the late Lawrence and Florence (Johnson) Mahoney, Sr. and came to Florida in 2003 from Plymouth, MA. He was a retired Superintendant, having been employed by Bethlehem Steel at the Quincy Ship Yard with 38 years of service. He graduated from Tufts University and served our country in the U.S. Navy. He was of the Episcopal Faith. Lawrence was an avid golfer at Citrus Hills Country Club, enjoyed spending time with his family, and most of all, bragging about his two daughters and three superb grandsons. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 26 years, Carole Viera Mahoney of Hernando; 2 daughters, Marie Klimchuk of Bedford, VA; Sharon Paronich of Plymouth, MA; 3 grandchildren, Max Paronich, Joseph Klimchuk, and Ben Paronich. Cremation arrangements are private under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Charles Marsh, Sr

Charles F Marsh, Sr, 87, Crystal River, FL
Charles Faver Marsh, Sr. "Chuck" passed away peacefully at his home in Crystal River on Thursday, October 27, 2016, with family at his side. Mr Marsh was born in Tampa, Florida on November 1, 1928 to Nell (Wheeler) and John Marsh, Sr. He retired after 21 years with the United States Navy as a Chief Petty Officer. He served in WW II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam war. He moved to Citrus County in 1989 and was one of the founding fathers of VFW Post 7122 in Floral City. He was a member of the Cooties, and a member of the Fraternal Order of the Masons. He is survived by his three children: Maggie Baker and her husband Tony of Shavertown, PA, JoNell Bates of Crystal River, FL, Charles Faver Marsh, Jr. and his wife Carol of Lakeland, FL, six grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. The family is available for visitation on Monday,November 14, 2016, at 12:00 Noon at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL, to remember and celebrate the life of Mr. Marsh. Following visitation, VFW Post 7122 Honor Guard will pay final tribute to their lost comrade at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL, where he will rest forever with his wife Patricia Marsh, who awaits him.


William H Matevich, 66, Inverness, FL
William "Will" Harry Matevich, 66, of Inverness, FL passed away October 30, 2016 at Arbor Trail Health & Rehab in Inverness. He was born in Youngstown, OH on January 1, 1950 to the late Leo and Margie (Bratt) Matevich. Will was a machinist for Lockheed-Martin and a Christian by faith. He arrived in this area in 2007 coming from Naples, FL, and loved restoring classic cars. He was an auxilliary member of the VFW Post #7122 in Floral City, and held memberships in numerous other organizations. Left to mourn his loss is his loving life partner of 16 years, Sally-Ann Violette of Inverness, and children Michael William Matevich of Inverness, and Dana Linger of Negley of OH; and several grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Daniel McCafferty

Daniel L McCafferty, 67, Dunnellon, FL
Daniel Leroy McCafferty, age 67, of Dunnellon, FL died at his residence on December 20, 2016. Daniel was born on June 12, 1949 in Erie, PA to the late William George and Brenda Mae (Brant) McCafferty. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army. Daniel is survived by son, David McCafferty of Union City, PA; daughter, Danita McCafferty of Louisiana; and sister, Barbara Underwood and her husband Grady of Dunnellon, FL. Daniel's urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Katherine McCann

Katherine V McCann, 85, Inverness, FL
Katherine V. McCann, age 85, of Inverness, FL passed away on November 23, 2016 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Katherine was born on February 16, 1931 in Kanawa, W.V. to the late Dan and Sarah (McClanahan) Asbury. She was a Veteran of the United States Air Force where she worked as an Air Traffic Controller. After her military service, Katherine went on to work as Licensed Practical Nurse in the healthcare industry. A Catholic by faith, she attended worship services at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and had been a resident of Citrus County since 1999. Katherine is survived by her children: Coleen McCann of Inverness, FL, Jacqueline Kulp of Inverness, FL and Michael McCann and his wife Alice of Georgia; sisters: Carolyn West and Susan Asbury both of Inverness, FL; 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Everett McCann, her daughter, Karen McCann and brothers, Gene Asbury and Francis Bailey. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is planned for Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 10:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL with Father Claudius Mganga officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 9:30 AM until the hour of service. Following the service, Katherine will be laid to rest with her husband at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Jo McElmurray

Jo N McElmurray, 82, Inverness, FL
Jo Nell McElmurray, 82, Inverness passed away January 9, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast in Lecanto. Mrs McElmurray was born in Hazelhurst, Georgia on May 6, 1934 to the late William H. and Lola Inell (Jones) Bennett and moved to his area 12 years ago from Kathleen, Georgia. She was a graduate of the Georgia Business College in Macon, GA; member of the American Dairy Goat Association and the Cameilla Society. Survivors include 2 children, Gregory Allen (Pam) Davis, Perry, GA; Grace Kathleen (Frank Ranallo) Davis, Inverness, FL; her sister, Beth Bennett, Lithia, FL; 4 grandchildren, Allen Davis, Kimberly James, Tommy Davis, and Clay Ranallo; 3 great grandchildren, Case Marks, Mackayla Davis, and Legend James. Mrs. McElmurray was precededed in death by her husband, Joseph McElmurray, Jr and her 6 siblings: James Bennett, Marion Bennett, Frances Swain, Eva White, A.J. Bennett, and Hearn Bennett. Funeral services for Mrs. McElmurray will be held on Tuesday, January 17th at 2:00 PM from the Watson-Hunt Funeral Home in Perry, GA. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.


Leonard McPherson

Leonard A McPherson, 77, Lake City, FL
Leonard A. "Mac" McPherson, age 77, of Lake City, FL passed away January 13, 2017 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Mac was born March 26, 1939 in McWilliams, Monroe County, AL to the late William and Ollie (Smith) McPherson. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force. After his military service, he owned and operated his own business machine sales and repairs company and he moved to this area in 1994 after relocating from South Florida. Mac was an outdoorsman at heart and enjoyed duck hunting and fishing. Those left to mourn Mac and cherish his memory are his wife, Joan McPherson of Lake City, FL; sons: Ronald (Sue) Rood of Homosassa, FL, Paul (Kandice) McPherson of Hernando, FL, William (Debbie) McPherson of Inverness, FL; daughter, Denise (Chuck) Atkinson of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; brother, Winton (Joyce) McPherson of Mobile, AL; sisters: Faye Parker of Orange Beach, AL, Mary (Norman) Thomas of Alabama, Linda Jeann of Mobile, AL; and numerous grandchilden. In addition to his parent's, Mac was preceded in death by one son, Leo Frank and one sister, Patricia Crane. A Funeral Service for Mac is planned for Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Greg Kell of Cornerstone Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at 1:00 PM where full military honors will be rendered. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Stephen Melnyk

Stephen T Melnyk, 74, Hernando, FL
Stephen Thomas Melnyk, 74, Hernando passed away suddenly Nov 6, 2016 at home. Steve was born in Rockville Centre, NY on Aug 10, 1942 to the late John and Josephine (Cravatta) Melnyk and came to Florida in 2004 from Mt. Sinai, NY following his retirement from the New York State Police where he had 26 years of service. He served our country in the U.S. Army 101st Airborne and was a member of the Hope Baptist Church, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 145 of Ocala, and Rolling Thunder, Chapter 7 of Citrus County. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed riding his motorcycle and spending time with his family. Left to cherish is memory is his wife Kathy (Cobb) Melnyk; his daughter Karen Vutrano and her husband, Greg of Centerport, NY; four other children, Roderick and Felisha Wilson, Beverly Hills, Fl; Devon Wilson of Cynthiana, KY; Bryan Taylor of Lexington, KY; and Sonya and Micah Carrel, Paris, KY. Seven grandchildren: Violet Vutrano, Christopher Wilson, Gage Wilson, Sebastian Carrel, Skyler Peak, Maxwell Taylor and Braylen (Wilson) Flamini. There will be a Celebration of Life on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 3:00 PM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home of Inverness with Rev. Pete Kelly of the New Hope Baptist Church officiating. Additional services will follow in Port Jefferson, NY (O.B.Davis FH) followed by burial in Calverton National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Tuesday from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM until the time of service.


Mary Messer

Mary F Messer, 103, Inverness, FL
Mary Frances Messer, 103, Inverness passed away January 8, 2017 at the Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast in Lecanto. Mrs Messer was born on August 6, 1913 in Wendell, NC to the late Kemp B. and Hattie (Baker) Ewing and came to Citrus County in 1982 from Clearwater, FL. She taught Elementary School during her younger years but her true love was being a homemaker and raising her family. She attended Riverside Christian Fellowship. Left to mourn her loss are two children, Ed Messer and his wife Sue of Hernando, FL; Sandra Ewing of Inverness; 2 grandchildren, Lynda Rigoulot and John Messer; 6 great grandchildren, John Turner Messer, Madison Messer, Riley Messer, and Blakely Messer; Collin and Tyler Rigoulot; Nieces and Nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Earl Messer in 1980; also her 3 brothers, Battle, James, and Fleming Ewing; ane her grandson, Jim Haynes. There will be a Celebration of Life Service on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 3:00 PM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Pastor J. D. Hatfield officiating. Burial will follow Thursday morning at 10:00 AM at Fero Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2:00 PM until the hour of service.


Kathryn Millard

Kathryn L Millard, 64, Floral City, FL
Kathryn L. "Kathy" Millard, 64 of Floral City, passed away Sunday, November 6, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Born on December 21, 1951 to the late Glenwood and Eunice (Patton) Millard, she came here permanently in 2011 from her native Meshoppen, Pennsylvania, having been a "snowbird" for three years. Kathy worked in various hospitals in the housekeeping department throughout her life. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Inverness. Having been baptized in 2014, her faith was very important to her. She loved her TOPS Chapter 743 meetings with her special friends Duane and Sheila Finch of Floral City, FL. She also enjoyed playing bingo at the Floral City Lions Club. Kathy enjoyed going to casinos and playing the slot machines and visiting yard sales and thrift stores. She made cards and did crafts, baked cookies, watched cooking shows and sports, especially the Philadelphia Eagles football games. She enjoyed fishing and boating, listening to country music and playing games on her computer. Kathy was a wonderful loving sister and aunt. She was a very caring person who liked to make people laugh and loved giving people big hugs! Left to cherish her memory are her sisters: Barbara L. Collins, Floral City, FL; Jennie Graham, Meshoppen, PA and Bette Brown (Calvin Peters), Floral City, FL; many nieces and nephews. Kathy was preceded in death by her brothers: Robert Millard in 1993, and Leslie Millard in 2008, and his wife, Linda in 1983; and her nephew Jason Millard in 2011. A Celebration of Life Service for Kathy will be held on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 3:00 PM from the First Christian Church of Inverness located at 2018 Colonade St, Inverness, FL 34453, with Dr. Ray Kelly officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory of Inverness.


Frederick Mook

Frederick J Mook, 75, Inverness, FL
Frederick James Mook, formerly of West Palm Beach, died suddenly Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Frederick had been living in Inverness, Florida and Waynesville, North Carolina. He is survived by his wife of forty four years, Mary Mook, and his daughter, Megan Mook of Brooklyn, New York. Fred loved music, poetry, and, of course, antiques. He was often described as a true Renaissance man, and was most comfortable in his native Florida and the mountains of North Carolina. He leaves behind wonderful friends and family that loved him as much as he loved them. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Florida Chapter of The Wildlife Society.


Stanley Moore

Stanley E Moore, 83, Inverness, FL
Stanley E. Moore, age 83, of Inverness, FL passed away on December 29, 2016 while under the care of HPH Hospice in New Port Richey. Stanley was born on October 16, 1933 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to the late John S. and Marie F (Kelly) Moore. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army. After his military service, he went on to become a Building Official for City Government. In April of 2004, Stanley married Gail Edelman. He and Gail also made Citrus County their home in 2004 after relocating from Pinellas County. A Catholic by faith, Stanley attended worship services at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness. He is a former member of the Knights of Columbus and was also a friend of Bill W. Stanley enjoyed watching golf and football on television and was especially a fan of the Bucs and Giants. He enjoyed fishing and loved to take his grandchildren fishing and spend time with them. Stanley was technically inclined and enjoyed working with computers in any aspect, including taking them apart and putting them back together again. In addition to his loving wife Gail, those left to mourn Stanley's passing and cherish his precious memory include his sons: John S. Moore of Rocky Top, TN, William A. Moore and his wife Susan of Woodstock, GA, Andrew Moore of Burnsville, N.C., Michael R. Moore of Woodstock, GA; daughters: Elizabeth M. Moore of Mobile, AL, Christine M. Cook and her husband Jim of Novi, MI, Mary Kay Gaver and her husband Larry of North Richland Hills, TX; 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial is planned for Monday, January 2, 2017 at 9:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness, with Father Tim Cummings, Celebrant. Stanley's urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL on Monday, January 9, 2017 at 11:00 AM where full military honors will be rendered by Inverness VFW #4337 Honor Guard. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Alice I Morin, 69, Ocala, FL
Alice I. Morin, 69, of Ocala, FL passed away November 16, 2016 at Palm Garden in Ocala. She was born in Jewett City, CT on January 6, 1947 to the late Charles and Victoria (Dusseault) Ingraham. Alice was a medical transcriptionist for Marion Regional Medical Center in Ocala, and arrived in this area in 1989, coming from Dayville, CT., and was a Catholic by faith. She was preceded in death by her mother Victoria Ingraham, and 2 brothers, John and Jared Ingraham. Alice is survived by her children Michael R. Morin and his wife Lisa of Ocala, and Melissa Y. Pearson of Virginia Beach, VA; 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Christopher Nanke

Christopher J Nanke, 48, Spring Hill, FL
Christopher John Nanke, age 48, of Spring Hill, FL passed away January 5, 2017 while under the care of HPH Hospice Care Center, Brooksville. Christopher was born on December 2, 1968 in Marion, S.C. to William and Judith (Reeves) Nanke. He made Citrus County his home less than a year ago after moving from Asheville, N.C. Throughout his life, Christopher worked as a server in the hospitality industry, which he greatly enjoyed. However, his true passion and talent was landscaping and gardening. Christopher truly had a green thumb and enjoyed working on friends and families lawns and gardens. He also had great love for cats and cared for as many as 12 at one time. Those left to mourn Christopher's passing are his mother, Judith Cyr and his step-father Carl Cyr of Inverness, FL; his father, William Nanke of Florida; brother, William Nanke and his wife Theresa of Texas; sisters: Karen Rourke and her husband Peter of North Carolina, Cheryl Nanke of Georgia and Laure Smoak and her husband Wayne of South Carolina. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Buddy O'Gwynn

Buddy O'Gwynn, 90, Beverly Hills, FL
Raymond "Buddy" O'Gwynn, 90, of Beverly Hills, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto. He was born on September 3, 1026 in Meridian, Mississippi and moved to Florida in 1957. He proudly served his country during WWII as a United States Marine in the South Pacific Campaign. He retired from Sunbeam Bakery of Lakeland, FL after 37 years as an area sales manager. He was a member of the Fort Cooper Baptist Church in Inverness. Raymond is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Evelyn; his 2 sons, Wayne O'Gwynn and his wife Jane and Gary O'Gwynn and his wife Bernice, both of Crystal River; his 2 sisters, Mildred Hollingsworth of Silver Springs, MD and Peggy Graham of Haines City, FL; one granddaughter, Debbie Baker of Crystal River; one grandson, Travis O'Gwynn and his wife Savanah of Northport, FL; one great granddaughter, Kaley Baker of Crystal River; many nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be conducted on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 2:30 PM at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell with Pastor Marne Palmani officiating. Full military honors will be rendered by the Marine Corps Detachment #819. Friends will be received at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory of Inverness on Tuesday at 1:00 PM prior to leaving in procession to the cemetery at 1:45 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the Ft. Cooper Baptist Church.


Joan L Otts, 86, Largo, FL
Joan L. Otts, 86, of Largo, Fl passed away November 30, 2016 at Mid Pinellas Care Center in Pinellas Park, FL. She was born in Red Lion, PA on September 26, 1930 to the late Ashley C. and Viola Elizabeth (Bryant) Le Duc. Joan was a library clerk for the county library system, and arrived in the area in 1983, coming from St. Petersburg, FL. She enjoyed reading, cooking, and spending time with her family. Joan was preceded in death by her loving husband of 61 years, Francis Otts, and her brother, Bryant Le Duc. She is survived by her sons, Howard F. Otts of St. Petersburg, Edward V . Otts of Inverness, FL, and Raymond A. Otts of St. Petersburg, 2 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Joan's urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, is assisting the family with arrangements.


Peter Palmblad Jr

Peter J Palmblad Jr, 80, Inverness, FL
Peter J. Palmblad, Jr., age 80, passed away November 7, 2016 at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville, FL. Peter was born on August 22, 1936 in Hopelawn, N.J. to the late Rose (Binder) and Peter J. Palmblad, Sr. He was employed by Johnson and Johnson for a number of years and was also the Superintendent of the Maine Endwell School System in New York prior to his retirement. In 2002, Peter made Citrus County his home after relocating from Pennsylvania. A Methodist by faith, he attended services at Floral City United Methodist Church in Floral City, FL. In his spare time, Peter enjoyed riding motorcycles and had been a member of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association since August, 2015. He also enjoyed boating, hunting and playing golf. Peter will be remembered as a wonderful and loving husband, father and grandfather who was truly the patriarch of his family. Those left to mourn Peter's passing and cherish his precious memory are his loving wife of 6 years, Lorna Van Kurn Palmblad; daughter, Patricia Lamkay and her husband Robert of Oviedo, FL; step-daughter, Michele Keefe and her husband Tom of Pennsylvania; siblings: Dorothy Tomasso of New Jersey, Lillian Wolff of New Jersey, Robert Palmblad of Orlando, FL, Hans Palmblad of New Jersey and Gale Howard of New York; grandchildren: Raeanna Brandes of California, Daniel Abell of Pennsylvania, Allison Pooran of Florida, Melissa Martin of Florida, Megan Lamkay of Florida and 10 great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service was held on November 12, 2016 at Floral City United Methodist Church in Floral City, FL. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL assisted the family with cremation arrangements.


John Peregrim

John M Peregrim, 93, Inverness, FL
John M. Peregrim, 93 of Inverness, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 at the Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto. Born in Blakely, PA, John was the son of the late Michael G. Peregrim, his birth mother, Mary Ciolka and Mary Salitsky Peregrim. He was educated in Blakley schools graduating in 1941. In 1942 John enlisted in the United States Navy Reserve, serving as a Radioman 1st Class. Upon graduating Radio and Radio Direction Finding Schools, he was assigned to the USS Samuel S. Miles, Destroyer Escort 183. He was a life member of the American Legion Post 570, Blakely, PA and VFW Post 6082 Shopa-Davey, Peckville, PA. John has been a member of St. Raphael Orthodox Church in Inverness, since moving to Florida. Immediately upon discharge from the Navy in January 1946, John enrolled in the University of Scranton, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree. he was employed by the Petroleum, Heat & Power Company in Stamford, CT, as a cost accountant and later was promoted to Office Manager for American Oil Company in Washington, DC. From 1954 to 1957, he was employed by the First National Bank of Scranton, PA. He was hired by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and was later promoted to Comptroller of the Turnpike. In 1960, while still employed at the Turnpike, he was appointed by the Office of the Governor to serve on a committee created for the purpose of reviewing and recommending needed change to the systems and procedures as relating to various State Department's fiscal policies. John was listed in Who's Who in the East among Executives and Professionals since 1958. From late 1966, he was employed by the Geo. T. Bisel, Co., Law Book Publisher in Philadelphia, PA. Upon retirement, John relocated to Florida, where he pursued his dream to own and operate his own business. John is survived by a son, John J. Peregrim, Phd. and his wife Kim, in Sacramento, CA; his brother Michael Peregrim of Blakely, PA and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by sisters, Mildred Juris, Anna Peregrim, MSGT (WWII) retired, Johanna Ligosh , Elizabeth Peregrim and brother, Walter Peregrim The Panikhida Service for John, will be conducted on Saturday, January 21st at 11:00 AM from the St. Raphael Orthodox Church in Inverness, with Fr. Sergious Gerken, Celebrant. Friends may call at Church from 10:00 AM until service time. Burial with Military Honors will be on Monday, January 23rd at 10:00 AM at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The procession to the cemetery will begin from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness. Anyone planning to attend should arrive at the funeral home at 9:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, John would prefer that donations be made to the St. Raphael Orthodox Church, 1277 N. Paul Dr., Inverness, FL 34453.


Richard Pittelkow

Richard E Pittelkow, 72, Citrus Springs, FL
Richard E. "Dick" Pittelkow, age 72, of Citrus Springs, FL passed away on December 3, 2016 at Citrus Hills Health and Rehab, Hernando, FL. Richard was born on October 21, 1944 in Oak Park, IL to the late Herman and Bernice (Gunderson) Pittelkow. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and was a Vietnam War Veteran. After his military service, Richard went on to become a Barber, a job he truly loved. In 2001, he made Citrus County his home after moving from Colorado and was a member of Citrus Springs VFW Post #4864. Richard was mechanically inclined, built boats as a hobby and always did his own work and repairs on his and his families vehicles. He was also very athletic and was a gymnast and cheerleader in high school at Round Lake High School in Round Lake Beach, IL. He also won several dance contests when he was in high school. In his spare time he enjoyed outdoor activities including snowmobiling, skiing and fishing. Those left to mourn Richard's passing include his children: Mark S. Pittelkow of Spring Hill, FL, Michele Hetzel of Citrus Springs, FL, Dana Cotting of Pearl, MS; siblings: Jack Pittelkow of Ingelside, IL, Joyce Bergloff of Virginia, Jacqueline Krueger of Fox Lake, IL, Candy Gumm of Mississippi; and 3 grandchildren: Zachery Gray, Victoria Gray and Ridge Cotting. In addition to his parent's, Richard was preceded in death by 3 siblings: Ralph Pittelkow, CarolAnn Curtis and Barbara Jean Grimes. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ronald Place

Ronald E Place, 89, Inverness, FL
Ronald Eugene Place, age 89, of Inverness, FL passed from this life and went to be with his Lord and Savior on October 19, 2016. Ronald was born on June 1, 1927 in Brockton, MA to the late Walter and Dorothy (Powell) Place. He proudly served his country in the United States Army and was a Veteran of World War II. Ronald graduated from the Wentworth Institute of Technology and worked as a design engineer throughout his career. He made Citrus County his home in 1995 after relocating from Orlando, FL. On June 16, 2000 he married Joan (Hetsler) whom he had known for over 38 years. A Baptist by faith, Ronald attended services at the First Baptist Church of Inverness. He was an accomplished Ultralight Aircraft Pilot and a member of the United States Ultralight Association. Ronald also enjoyed woodworking and gardening in his spare time. In addition to his loving wife Joan, those left to mourn Ronald's passing are his sons: Alan Place and his wife Cindy of Oxford, N.C., Richard Place and his wife Yong of Cumming, GA; daughter, Deborah Ostroth and her husband Mark of Tennessee; stepsons: Wayne Adams and his wife Lorie of Lakeland, FL, Dennis Adams of Orlando, FL, Michael Adams and his wife Betty Lou of Lakeland, FL, Frank Zike and his wife Lisa of St. Cloud, FL; stepdaughters: Bebe Adams of Inverness, FL and Karyn Lee and her husband Joey of Yulee, FL; sister, Marilyn Littlefied and her husband Kenneth of DeLand, FL; Nineteen grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Per Ronald's wishes, there are no planned services. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


John Powers

John W Powers, 74, Crystal River, FL
John William Powers, Sr., 74 of Crystal River, was freed from illness and pain as he passed into God’s arms on December 9, 2016. John was born on December 18, 1941 in Darby, PA to the late Daniel and Elizabeth (McSorley) Powers and was preceded in death by his wife Judy Powers and one brother Daniel Powers.  John grew up in New Jersey and attended Camden Catholic High School in Cherry Hill. He joined the Navy in 1959 and set off to see the world, last serving on the USS Frigate Bird (MSC-191).  After proudly serving his country, he married the love and light of his life, Judy Powers in 1966.  They shared an amazing 49 years together before she passed earlier this year.  John and Judy spent their younger years in Alaska, working for RCA and building many great memories that would prove to be legends that John told throughout his life.  John later moved to Fort Lauderdale, FL where he worked for and retired from Data General as a computer engineer. John was the loving and proud father of John Powers, Jr. (Christine) of Hammonton, NJ, Jennifer Marx (John) of Fort Benning, GA and James Powers (Mirella) of Miami, FL.  He was blessed to be able to watch his children build families of their own and was filled with love for his seven grandchildren - Ysabella, Daniel, Caden John, Jimmy, Elizabeth, Ryen and Zoé, who always brought laughter and joy to him. John was a loving and mischievous brother to Daniel Powers, Beth Powers-Davidson, Mary Anne Victa and Michael Powers.  He also shared a special bond with his sister-in-law Joanne Wright and her husband Danny.  He was a great and proud uncle to many nieces and nephews.  He was a friend to many and loved by all that knew him. John loved Notre Dame football, fishing and old westerns.  With a unique sense of humor and an unbelievable memory, John was a one-of-a-kind story teller and jokester. He had a blessed and happy life and is now reunited with his love in Heaven.  John will leave a legacy as a generous, gentle and loving spirit. A Memorial Prayer Service and Celebration of John’s Life will be held on Friday, January 6, 2017 at Chas E. Davis Funeral Home at 1:00 PM. Inurnment with Military Honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at 2:30 PM.


John  Pusey

John E Pusey, 73, Inverness, FL
John E. Pusey, Sr., 73, of Inverness, FL passed away October 31, 2016 at his residence in Inverness. He was born in Rochester, NY on January 15, 1943. John had worked for the Eastman Kodak Company and helped his father building houses. He was the previous owner of Wynn Haven Campground in Bushnell, FL, and owned his own semi-truck which he and his wife would travel in; stopping to enjoy 48 states. John was a Catholic by faith, and arrived in this area in 1983, coming from Hilton, NY. and was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge # 2112, Inverness. He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Dianne Pusey. Other survivors include his children Edward Pusey of Springhill, FL, John Pusey and his wife Christy of Arrowhead, FL, Darcy Callahan and his wife Connie of Inverness, Colleen Dunn and her husband Todd of Inverness, and Denise Perez and her husband Rey also of Inverness; his father, Edward R. Murdock, brother William Pusey, sisters Sue Wideman and her husband Bill, and Barbara Gagne and her husband John; 9 grandchildren, Cassie, Johnathon, Natasha, Cheyanne, Cody, Dalyce, Dominic, Arianna, and J.T.; and 9 great-grandchildren, Carmyn, Trysta, Cassydie, Trynidie, Nero, Echo, Madison, Autumn, and Leo. He was preceded in death by his mother, Eleanor M. Terhaar. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


Donald Riley

Donald C Riley, 85, Inverness, FL
Donald Charles Riley, 85, Inverness passed away January 15,2017 in Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast in Lecanto. Mr Riley was born in Aberdeen, SD on December 4, 1931 to the late Joseph and Vivian (Thomas) Riley and came here in 2008 from Lake Placid, FL. He retired from Eastern Airlines as a mechanic with 30 years of service and served our country in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Ft Cooper Baptist Church, Eastern Airlines Retirees Association, and enjoyed painting in oils. He is survived by his wife, Helen Goodman Riley; 1 son, Daniel Riley and his wife, Brenda of Inverness; 2 daughters, Lorrie Ausburn and husband Steve of Concord, NC; Yvonne Lehman and husband Ron of Newport, TN;. 1 brother, Ronald Riley; Helen's children, Bonnie Adler, Donna Graham, and Charles Graham; 7 grandchildren, Jason Lehman, Ryan Ausburn, Christine Causey, Kendall Riley, Katie Riley, Brooklyn Riley, and Jandy Riley; 1 great grandchild, Bridgett Lehman; He was preceded in death by his first wife, Peggy, his daughter, Susan Martin, 2 brothers, John and Robert Riley, 2 sisters, Vivian Crosby and Dorothy Kindschi. There will be a Celebration of Life Service on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Fort Cooper Bapist Church with Rev. Marne Palmani officiating. Military Committal Services will follow at Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by the Music Department of Inverness Christian Academy, 4222 South Florida Avenue, Inverness, FL 34450


DiAnne E Rippey, 78, Brooksville, FL
DiAnne E. Rippey, 78, Brooksville, FL passed away October 24, 2016 at the HPH Care Center in Brooksville. She was born in St. Mary's, PA on April 20, 1938 to the late James A. and Margaret (McIntyre) Weichman. DiAnne was an assistant teacher, and arrived in this area in approximately 2008, coming from Erie, PA. She was non-demoninational by faith, and enjoyed traveling, going on cruises, and spending time with her church family and friends. DiAnne had no surviving relatives. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Wednesday, November 2, at 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Leucretia Roberts

Leucretia E Roberts, 30, Floral City, FL
Leucretia Eileen Roberts, age 30, of Floral City, FL passed away unexpectedly on December 3, 2016 in Crystal River, FL. Leucretia was born on May 15, 1986 in Oil City, PA to Lawrence Everett and Joan Marie (Seely) Swartzfager. She made Citrus County her home in 1994 after relocating from Pennsylvania with her family. A Baptist by faith, Leucretia enjoyed attending worship services at the Floral City Baptist Church as a teenager and had been a member of the R.O.T.C. in high school. She enjoyed outdoor activities including fishing, tubing on the river, going to the beach and horseback riding. Leucretia will be greatly missed by many friends and family. Those left to mourn her passing and cherish her memory include her parent's: Joan and James Swartzfager of Floral City, FL; her father, Lawrence Everett of Pennsylvania; sons: Benjamin Shane Smith and Kenneth Aldice Jeffries; daughter, Shawna Marie Roberts; brothers: James Edward Swartzfager, Jr. and Chad Vroman; and sister, Desiree Kightlinger Swarm. Leucretia's family is being assisted with private cremation arrangements through the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ramon Rosa

Ramon L Rosa, 84, Inverness, FL
Ramon Rosa, age 84, of Inverness, FL passed away Monday, December 5, 2016 at Florida Hospital in Tampa. Ramon was born on July 4, 1932 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico to the late Sergio and Georgina (Maldonado) Rosa. He made Citrus County his home after relocating from Tampa, FL and worked as a Truck Driver in the Commercial Trucking Industry . Those left to mourn Ramon's passing are his sons: Julio Rosa and Gilbert Rosa of New York and Felix Rosa of Inverness, FL; daughters: Sandra Rosa of Tampa, FL and Nancy Watts of Inverness, FL; brothers: Jesus Rosa, Sergio Rosa, Ramon Rosa and Carlos Maldonado; sister, Eusebia Rodriguez; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to his parent's, Ramon was preceded in death by three children: Carlos Rosa, William Rosa and Marie Rosa. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is planned for Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 1:00 PM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Ernesto Rojas officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 11:00 AM until the hour of service. Burial will take place following the service at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, FL. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


William Ross

William C Ross, 66, Crystal River, FL
WILLIAM C. "Bill" ROSS, 66 of Crystal River, passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at his home under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. He was born in Ruth, Kentucky on February 19, 1950 and came to Citrus County in 2009 from Batavia, OH. Bill was a 33 year employee of the Keebler Baking Company in Cincinnati, OH and was a member of the Bible Baptist Church in Crystal River. He enjoyed golfing, photography and spending time with his grandchildren. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 33 years, Judith; his daughters: Tina (Mike) Hayden of Jay, OK, Jamie (Mike) Norvell, Batavia, OH and Jenny Hewitt of Batavia, OH; his mother, Mae Ross of Amelia, OH; his brothers: Henry Ross of Bethel, OH and Mitchell Ross of Clearwater, FL. He has nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Bill was preceded in death by his father, James R. Ross, his brother, James Ross, and his grandson, Daniel (DJ) Potter. Memorial services will be held at a later date in Milford, OH. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory of Inverness.


Joseph Rudzinski

Joseph S Rudzinski, 91, Inverness, FL
Joseph Stanley Rudzinski, age 91, of Inverness, FL passed away on November 15, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Joseph was born on December 8, 1924 in Worcester, MA to the late Wincent and Mary (Swillow) Rudzinski. He made Citrus County his home in 2012 after relocating from Pikesville, MD. He was a World War II Veteran of the United States Army and Purple Heart recipient. After his military service, Joseph worked in many different professions that included making architectural models for architects and as a Merchandising Manager for Levitt's Furniture. He later became an expert Chocolatier and produced custom chocolates for special events and had even pursued an interest in becoming a Sommelier while working at Sutton Place. Joseph was a natural artist and had enjoyed painting when he was younger. He enjoyed a good game of golf and tried out for the Olympic Swimming Team in his youth, making it to the finalists round for his backstroke. Joseph loved spending time with his family and enjoyed activities with them including square dancing with the "Swinging Skippers" group in Milbury, MA, helping out with his son's Cub Scout and Boy Scout Troops when he was young and taking cruises with them. Later in life, Joseph enjoyed watching military movies and westerns, especially John Wayne movies. He will be remembered as a loving, dedicated father and doting grandfather. Those left to mourn Joseph's passing are his son, Jay Rudzinski and his wife Jennifer of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; step-son, Phillip Levinson and his wife Winnie of Baltimore, MD; granddaughter, Anna Marie Rudzinski of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; grandson, Lee Levinson of Baltimore, MD; siblings: Robert Rudzinski of Worcester, MA, Theodore J. Rhodes of Lakeland, FL; sister Marion Bergman of Lakeland, FL; predeceased by brothers Vincent and Chester Rudzinski, and sister Bernice Chetcheta. Joseph was preceded in death by his first wife, Isabelle (Forrest) Rudzinski in 1974 and his second wife, Esther Levinson in 1997. A Memorial Service is planned for Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL where full military honors will be rendered by Floral City VFW Post #7122 Honor Guard in recognition of Joseph's service to his country. Friends are invited to meet at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home beginning at 9:30 AM on the morning of the service to join the procession to the cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


William D Shafer, 87, Inverness, FL
William D. Shafer, 87, of Inverness, FL passed away November 22, 2016 under the care of Avante of Inverness. He was born on December 31, 1928 in Joliet, IL to the late Donald and Esther (Seber) Shafer. William was a fireman for the Aurora, IL City Fire Dept. for 33 years. He originally arrived in this area in 1955, then relocated to Manassas, VA. He relocated back to this area again in 1972, and was a member of the First Christian Church of Inverness. William enjoyed hunting, sometimes bagging 10 or 11 pheasants in a year; and loved the outdoors. He was preceded in death by his brother Robert Shafer. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Dolores A. Shafer. Other survivors include his son David M. Shafer and daughter Bonnie K. Shafer and her husband Tom, all of Yorkville, IL, Kevin Shafer and his wife Rhonda of Lee, IL,and Brian Shafer of Manassas, VA; sisters Dorothy Blenck and her husband Bill of IL, and Marjorie Aschenbrenner and her husband Robert of Joliet, IL; and 6 grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for William is scheduled for Wednesday, November 30, 2:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, with Dr. Ray Kelly of First Christian Church of Inverness officiating.


William Sheehy

William P Sheehy, 91, Lecanto, FL
William P. Sheehy, 91 of Lecanto, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2016 at Brookdale Citrus. William was born in Manhattan, New York on October 6, 1925 to the late John and Catherine (Falon) Sheehy and came to Citrus County over two years ago from Atlantic Beach, NY. William retired as a manager with Firestone Tires. He was a US Navy Veteran, a member of the American Legion Long Beach Post #972 and the Naval Arm Guard Post of Farmingdale, Long Island. He loved to play softball, watch boxing on television and enjoyed playing cards, especially pinochle. William also like to fish. Left to cherish his memory is his son, William P. (Kathleen) Sheehy of Setauket, NY; his daughter in law, Susan Sheehy of Lecanto, FL; and 5 grandchildren: Laura, Debra, Matthew, Patricia and John Sheehy. He was preceded in death by his son, Robert in 2011. Funeral services for William will be held in Oceanside, NY under the direction of the Vanella's Funeral Home. Burial will take place at Calverton National Cemetery in Calverton, NY. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Wade Simmons

Wade D Simmons, 58, Inverness, FL
Wade Douglas Simmons, 58, of Inverness, passed away Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto. Wade was born on August 18, 1958 to James and Carolyn (Longueil) Simmons in Manassas Park, Virginia. He came to the Inverness area 4 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland. Wade is survived by his mother, Carolyn Simmons of Inverness; his sister, Joy; 2 brothers: Steve and Brent; 4 children and 10 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, James Simmons in 2013. The funeral service for Wade will be conducted on Saturday, January 14th at 3:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2:00 PM until service time. Burial will be in the Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City.


Nicolas Sosa-Matos

Nicolas Sosa-Matos, 97, Homosassa, FL
Nicolas Sosa-Matos, 97, Homosassa passed away Dec 29, 2016. Nicolas was born February 18, 1919 in San Juan, Puerto Rico to the late Nicolas and Alejandrina (Matos) Sosa and came to this area in 2005 from Broward County. He was an accountant for many years, employed by the Industrial Siderurgica Company in Catano, Puerto Rico and served our country in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed reading, watching sports on TV and the game shows, Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, and WAPA America. Left to mourn his passing are 4 children, Juan Sosa, Las Cruces, NM; Carlos Sosa and his wife, Debbie of Homosassa; Elsa Laura Morris and husband, Joseph of Grove City, OH; Vilma Sosa and her partner, William Ng of Lake Mary, FL; 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 12:30 PM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Fr. Claudius Mganga of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church officiating. Military burial honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:30 until the time of services.


Ruth Sowder

Ruth M Sowder, 89, Inverness, FL
Ruth Mae Sowder, 89, of Inverness, FL passed away January 7, 2017 at Arbor Trail Rehab & Nursing in Inverness. She was born in Shawnee, OK on December 13, 1927 to the late Albert and Beatrice (Rayborne) Herron. Ruth was a homemaker, and arrived in this area in 1991, coming from Quakertown, PA. She loved crafting and sewing, and enjoyed baking, cooking, and reading. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 45 years, Joseph G. Sowder. Ruth is also the last surviving member of a family of 10 children. She is survived by her children Joseph G. Sowder, Jr and his wife Beverly of New Port Richey, FL, and Susan Hazelton and her husband David of Inverness; and grandchildren Lisa Mastropieto, Lori Barber, and Leslie Kelly; and 6 great-grandchildren and one on the way. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Madeleine Stephens

Madeleine L Stephens, 97, Inverness, FL
Madeleine L. Stephens, 97, Inverness passed away Dec 8, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Mrs Stephens was born in Woonsocket, RI to the late Moise and Cora (Herbert) Gadoury and moved to this area in 2015 from St Cloud, FL. She was a homemaker and an entrepreneur, having owned and operated 2 restaurants and was a leading sales associate in the jewelry business. Left to mourn her loss are 6 children, Maurice (Rachael) Stephens, Jacksonville, fL; Bert (Jane) Stephens, Live Oak FL; Paul (Shirley) Stephens, Live Oak, FL; Jeanne (Harvey) Parsons, Inverness; Muriel Brown, Albany, GA; Constance (Howard) Buttery, Ocala, FL; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren She was preceded in death by 3 husbands, Edgar Durand, Raymond DeFond, and Sidney Stephens. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016 at 12 Noon from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Dr. Leary Willis, Jr officiating. Burial will follow at 2:00 PM at Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends in visitation Tuesday from 11:00 AM until the service begins


Ronnie Stokes

Ronnie L Stokes, 75, Beverly Hills, FL
Ronnie L. Stokes, age 75, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away December 10, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Ronnie was born on November 11, 1941 to the late Howard Coates and Dorothy June (Kelley) Stokes. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army Special Forces from 1960 to 1962. On March 23, 1963 Ronnie married Marilyn Johnson with whom he shared 53 years of marriage. He and Marilyn made Citrus County their home in 1977 after relocating from Hollywood, FL and attended worship services at Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church in Lecanto. An Electrician by trade, Ronnie was a member of the IBEW Local Union #349. In his spare time he loved saltwater fishing and boating. Ronnie also enjoyed gardening and especially liked growing vegetables for his family and friends. In addition to his loving wife Marilyn, those left to mourn Ronnie's passing are his son, Eric Stokes and his wife Ann of Inverness, FL; daughters: Dawn Stanley and her husband Patrick of Bradenton, FL, Valorie Stokes-Hayes of Inverness, FL; brothers: Howard Stokes of Cincinnati, OH, Thomas Stokes of Hernando, FL, Mark Stokes of Crystal River, FL, Richard Dolbow of Inverness, FL; five grandchildren: Patrick, Cassie, Katie, Bailey, Erin; and great grandchildren: Colton, Camden, Anna and Lucas. Also, close friends and in-laws, Raymond and Beverly Young of Naples, FL In addition to his parent's, Ronnie was preceded in death by his brother, Danny Stokes and his sister, Alice Stokes. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Junior "J.D." Stoner

Junior "J.D." D Stoner, 85, Dunnellon, FL
J.D. Stoner, 85, of Dunnellon, FL passed away January 6, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL. He was born in Chattanooga, TN on September 30, 1931 to the late Joseph and Florrie ( Harris) Stoner. J.D. was a janitor at Citrus High School, and a U.S. Air Force veteran. He arrived in this area in 1978, coming from Henager, AL. In his younger years, JD enjoyed fishing and boating. Later in life, he liked watching NASCAR, football, FOX news, and going to the Citrus County Speedway to watch his son and grandson race. JD was preceded in death by his wife Esther Marie Stoner in 1992. Survivors include his children Ernest Stoner of Dunnellon, Fred Stoner and his wife Lisa of Hernando, FL, Curtis R. Stoner and his wife Lori of Texas, and April Connolly and her husband Gary of Bushnell, FL, Steve Stoner and Cheryl Stoner of Texas; 5 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, 11:00 A.M at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness with Pastor Rickey Taylor of the First Baptist Church of Bushnell, officiating. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home 1 hour prior to the service. At the families request, please have all flowers sent to the funeral home. J.D. and Esther's urns will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation be made to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Mary Stueber

Mary E Stueber, 89, Inverness, FL
Mary E. Stueber, age 89, of Inverness, FL passed away on December 18, 2016 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL. Mary was born on January 6, 1927 in Rahway, N.J. to the late Daniel and Sarah (Healy) Rommel. On September 21, 1947 she married Frank Stueber with whom she shared 36 years of marriage until his passing in 1983. Mary had a great love for children and worked as a Teacher throughout her lifetime. She taught at St. Mary's in Rahway, N.J. and St. Theresa's in Kenilworth, N.J. In 1985, she made Citrus County her home after relocating from her hometown of Rahway, N.J. A Catholic by faith, she attended St. Mary's in Rahway, N.J. and worship services at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness, FL. Mary greatly enjoyed playing Bingo, was very crafty and enjoyed crocheting and sewing. She happily passed her sewing and crocheting skills on to children over the years. In the 1980's she was a Nanny for many families and was one to stay busy. Mary never sat still unless she was crocheting. Those left to mourn Mary's passing and cherish her memory are sons: Fred Stueber (Pam) of Rahway, N.J., Jim Stueber (Colleen) of Summerfield, N.J.; daughters: Marybeth Jones (Bill) of Helena, MT, Terry Maleski (Mark) of Helena, MT, Karen Schall (Ray) of Rahway, N.J., Nancy Presley (Taryn) of Plainfield, N.J., Carol White (Rob) of Linden, N.J.; twin sister, Betty Adams of Inverness, FL; 15 grandchildren: Michael, Shawn, Casey, Adam, Luke, Kristen, Brittany, Michael, Jamie, Christopher, Daniel, Kayla, Cameron, Sierra, Jasmine; and 7 great grandchildren. In addition to her loving husband, Mary was preceded in death by sons: Frank and Tom Stueber; brothers: Charlie and Dan; and sisters: Sarah and Julia. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


Brad Swasey

Brad A Swasey, 36, Inverness, FL
Brad A. Swasey, age 36, of Inverness, passed away on January 8, 2017 with his loving parent's by his side at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto. He was born on December 17, 1980 in Weymouth, Massachusetts, to Frank and Sheila (Wallace) Swasey. Brad and his parents came to Citrus County 17 years ago from Carver, Massachusetts. Brad was a faithful memeber of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness. He was involved in missionary work for the Lord with his mom and dad. He touched the lives of so many people without even speaking a word. Brad was a day client of the Key Center for many years. He loved to travel and go for car rides to listen to his music. Brad loved the music at his church as well. Any time that he was able to listen to his music was his favorite time! Brad's favorite song was "Trashy Women" by Confederate Railroad. He also enjoyed all the laughter in his home. Left to cherish his memory in addition to his loving parents are: his maternal grandmother, Luella Wallace of Inverness; uncle, Albert G. (Jean) Wallace of Carver, MA; aunts: Emma Sheppard, Colorado Springs, CO, Merlene (Allen) McCain and Marjean Steel both of Spanish Fork, UT and his many cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Albert G. Wallace, Sr., paternal grandfather Arvil Swasey and paternal grandmother, Aleta Swasey; paternal aunt, Donna Daly and uncle Douglas Swasey. Brad will be sorely missed by so many, as he touched many people's lives throughout his lifetime A Celebration of Life Service for Brad will be held on Monday, Jan. 16th at 6:00 PM from the Cornerstone Baptist Church, with Rev. Greg Kell, officiating. Friends will be welcomed at church from 5:00 PM until service time. Yellow was Brad's favorite color, so to honor his memory please try to wear something yellow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cornerstone Baptist Church Missions Fund or the Citrus County Foundation for Animal Protection, P.O. Box 1164, Inverness, FL 34451. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Sarah "Sally" Taft

Sarah "Sally" A Taft, 78, Inverness, FL
Sarah Ann "Sally" Taft, age 78, of Inverness, FL passed away November 25, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, FL. Sally was born on August 20, 1938 in Clarksburg, MA to the late Leo and Gertrude (Trombley) Duprat. She worked for the wire and cable industry and was also an apartment manager for a number of years. On June 18, 1966 Sally married Harold Taft with whom she shared seven years of marriage until his passing on September 24, 1973. Formerly a resident of N. Adams, MA she lived in Wildwood, FL for 20 years until making Citrus County her home in 2011. In her spare time, Sally enjoyed playing golf, bowling and bingo. Sally leaves behind three daughters: Cheryl Duprat of Inverness, FL, Kelley Taft of Inverness, FL, Kimberley Taft and her significant other, Daniel Marsh of St. Cloud, FL; brother, Vincent Duprat and his wife Annette of N. Adams, MA; sister, Shirley Higby and her husband Eugene of Savannah, GA; five grandchildren: Eric Taft and his wife Lisa, Adam Taft and his wife Samantha, Kehana, Devlin and Andrew; five great-grandchildren: Ashton, Emerson, Parker, Grayson and Anniston; and numerous nieces and nephews. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


Ronald Taylor

Ronald L Taylor, 77, Inverness, FL
Ronald L. Taylor, 77, of Inverness, FL and also of South Glens Falls, NY, passed away December 30, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born in Castleton, VT on February 21, 1939 to the late Harry and Mabel Taylor. Ronald was a retired prison guard, and arrived in this area in 2001, coming from South Glens Falls, NY. He was a Catholic by faith, and in his younger years, enjoyed hunting, snowmobiling, and weekend camping trips. Later in life, he loved golfing and spending time with friends, family, and the grand kids. He was preceded in death by one son, Joseph Taylor, and a brother, Robert Taylor. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Muriel Taylor. He is also survived by his sons Paul Taylor, and his partner Charles of Galveston, TX, and Robert Taylor and his wife Rhonda of Lake George, NY; daughters Theresa Truesdale and her husband Charles of Glens Falls, NY, and Laura Colvin and her husband James of Queensburg, NY; brothers Carl Taylor and his wife Gloria, Hiram Ward and his wife Carol, Chan Ward, and Richard Ward and his wife Judy; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; and his beloved precious dog Bonnie. Memorial Services for Ronald will be held in New York at a later date. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Brian Templeton

Brian C Templeton, 45, Citrus Springs, FL
Brian Conley Templeton, age 45 of Citrus Springs, FL passed away on November 16, 2016 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Brian was born on July 6, 1971 in Red Oak, IA to Kathleen (Moorehead) Templeton-Dasani and the late Glen Harold Templeton. He served his country as a member of the United States Navy. In 1981, he and his family made Citrus County their home after moving from Columbia, S.C. Brian was a man of many talents. He wore many hats throughout his professional life including working as a Salesman for AT&T, a Phlebotomist in the healthcare industry, had owned his own computer and web design business and had also worked as a Veterinarian Assistant. Brian enjoyed giving back to his community and volunteered much of his time in the past to the Crystal River Fire Department as a Volunteer Fireman. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing video games, fishing, canoeing and swimming. Brian loved the water, especially the Crystal River area. He loved music, especially Pink Floyd. He also enjoyed karaoke and greatly entertained folks over the years with his identical renditions of Louis Armstrong songs. Brian had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to make others laugh. He had a big heart and loved animals, and had rescued many over the years. Brian will be remembered as a generous and kind person that would do anything to help someone out that was in need. Those left to mourn Brian's passing are his mother, Kathleen Templeton-Dasani of Citrus Springs, FL; five daughters: Kristen Templeton of Fruitland Park, FL, Stephanie Templeton of Ocala, FL, Caitlin Templeton and Meagan Templeton, both of Fruitland Park, FL; River Templeton of Ocala, FL; granddaughter, Lauren of Fruitland Park, FL; brother, Bill Templeton and his wife Laura, Mansfield, TX; nephews and niece, Andrew, Thomas, and Courtney Templeton, all of Mansfield,TX; sister, Lori Templeton of Clearwater, FL; niece and nephew, Rachael Latturi and husband, Tony of St Petersburg and James B. Jones, III of Oklahoma City, OK; several aunts and uncles. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is planned for Monday, November 28, 2016 at 3:00 PM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Reverend Greg Kell of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Inverness officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Marjorie Thornton

Marjorie R Thornton, 89, Lecanto, FL
Marjorie R. Thornton, 89, Lecanto passed away Nov 23, 2016 at the Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast in Lecanto. A native of Brooklyn, NY., she was born Nov 12, 1927 to the late James and Florence (Newlands) Campbell. She came to Florida in 1986 from Mohegan Lake, NY and was of the Episcopal Faith. Prior to retirement, she was employed in retail sales. Survivors include her two sons, Clinton Thornton of Courtland Manor, NY and Jeffrey Thornton of Poughkeepsie, NY; 2 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Thornton May 27, 1995. Graveside services will be conducted Friday, Dec 9th at 10:00 AM from Florida National Cemetery with Deacon Peg Davis officiating. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory assisted the family.


Edna Tiffany

Edna L Tiffany, 90, Inverness, FL
Edna Lorene Tiffany, 90 of Inverness, passed away Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto. Mrs. Tiffany was born on October 16, 1926 in Lawrence County, Illinois, to the late James and Lena Edna (Fisher) Riley. She came to Citrus County in 2003 from Clearwater, FL where she had lived for over 35 years. Mrs. Tiffany was a loving homemaker. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Charles Tiffany of Clearwater, FL; 5 daughters: Virginia (William) Winkel of Inverness, Kitty Renee Tiffany of Wesley Chapel, FL; Gwenn Prichard, St Louis, MO; Patricia (Randy) Davis, Carrollton, GA; Sandra (William) Kruszewski, Little River, SC ; 6 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Lt. Col. Glenn Tiffany (Ret.) on June 23, 2006, a grandchild, Alex Kruszewski, 1 brother, and 5 sisters. Funeral services for Mrs. Tiffany will be conducted on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 12:30 from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Landis of Stage Coach Junction Fellowship officiating. Burial will follow at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. Friends may call at the funeral home from 12 Noon until the time of service In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to: YoungLife, Attn: Alexas Freedman, Heart of Orlando-FL15-Area Office, PO Box 2289, Winter Park, FL 32790-2289 or giving.younglife.org (web address)


Vincent Trezza

Vincent S Trezza, 87, Inverness, FL
Vincent Salvatore Trezza, age 87, of Inverness, FL passed away January 5, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Vincent was born on March 30, 1929 in Bronx, N.Y. to the late Joseph J and Concetta (Sasso) Trezza. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy. In 1956 he married Jean Theresa Gallina with whom he shared 60 years of loving marriage. Vincent worked as a foreman in the construction industry for 53 years. In 1981 he moved to Spring Hill, FL from Staten Island, N.Y. then made Inverness his home in 1995. A Catholic by faith, Vincent was a parishioner at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness, FL. In his spare time, Vincent enjoyed playing poker with friends and family. He also enjoyed an occasional visit to the racetrack to watch the horse racing. He was very handy, having worked in construction throughout his life and he could fix anything. He also loved sharing good food and conversation with friends. In addition to his loving wife, Jean Theresa Trezza, those left to mourn Vincent's passing are his sons: Vincent L. Trezza of Martinsburg, W.V., Mark J. Trezza of Long Branch, N.J.; and 4 grandchildren: Dominic, Angelo, Katie and Christina. In addition to his parent's, Vincent was preceded in death by his brothers: Anthony R. Trezza and James Trezza and sister, Christina Aversa. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is planned for Friday, January 13, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL with Father Claudius Mganga, of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Graveside services will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at 12:30 PM, with full military honors being rendered by Inverness VFW Post #4377. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Evelyn Watson

Evelyn R Watson, 87, Apopka, FL
Evelyn Regina Watson, age 87, of Apopka, FL and a former resident of Inverness, passed away at her residence on December 14, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Evelyn was born on March 24, 1929 in Hawkins County, TN to the late James H. and Anna Elizabeth (Guthrie) Hope. On May 20, 1949 she married her childhood sweetheart, Jack E. Watson, with whom she shared 67 loving years of marriage. Evelyn was a very spiritual person and loved the Lord Jesus Christ. She formerly attended worship services at the First United Methodist Church, Inverness where she sang in the choir for many years. In her spare time, Evelyn enjoyed growing roses and loved to sew. Her family was her world and she was an extremely dedicated homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. Evelyn saved every greeting card and letter she ever received from her family and would often take the time to re-read them. She was also a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star. In addition to her loving husband Jack, those left to mourn Evelyn's passing include son, Jack S. Watson of Brentwood, TN; daughters: Julia Leigh Whitt and her husband Scott Butler of Apopka, FL, Jan D. Watson-Hastie and her husband Dr. Joseph Hastie of Auburn, AL; grandchildren: Brandon Whitt, Ashley Johnson and her husband Ryan, Amber Hess and her husband Doug, Josh Watson and his wife Vicki, Dru Washburn; great grandchildren: Luke, Cade and Emerald Johnson, Jack and Sam Watson, Jackson, Will and Sam Washburn, and Jude and Eliza Rose Hess; and sister Vivian Arnold and her husband Bill. In addition to her parent's, Evelyn was preceded in death by her brother, Wayne Hope. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is planned for Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Reverend Sarah Campbell of the First United Methodist Church of Inverness officiating. Evelyn's family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Robin Wells

Robin Wells, 55, Inverness, FL
Robin Wells, 55, Inverness passed away at home Sunday December 4, 2016 under the loving care of her husband, Casey, and Hospice of Citrus and The Nature Coast. Robin was born Nov 30, 1961 in New Bedford, MA to the late Francis and Ethel (Whitaker) Warrington and came to Citrus County in 1982 from Hampden, Maine. She owned, operated, and managed the Cove Pub with her husband, Casey, for over 32 years. Left to mourn her loss is her husband, Casey Wells of Inverness; her brothers, Gary (Karen) Warrington, North Reading, MA; Wayne (Vicki) Warrington, Tavares, FL; Frank Warrington, Monroe, ME; three nieces, En and Lindsay Warrington, and Renee Rooks. There will be a Celebration of Life for Robin on Saturday, December 10th from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the Cove Pub. At Robin's request, she will be cremated. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. The Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory assisted the family.


Thomas Welte

Thomas R Welte, 65, Brooksville, FL
Thomas R. Welte, age 65, of Brooksville, passed away December 28, 2016. Thomas was born on December 29, 1950 in Springfield, MN to Betty (Sturm) Welte and the late Russell W. Welte. In 1977 he married Laurel Traister with whom he shared 39 years of marriage. Thomas originially made Florida his home in 1960 when he resided in Clearwater. In 1968, he made a move to California where he resided until 1973, at which time he returned to make Hernando County, Florida his permanent home. Thomas worked in Sales throughout his life and was the owner of both the Vuflow Filters and Rusco Companies. He enjoyed scuba diving, fishing, hunting and was a supporter of the National Rifle Association. Thomas also enjoyed riding Motorcycles. He had a great love of music and enjoyed collecting guitars. Those left to mourn Thomas' passing are his wife, Laurel Welte of Brooksville, FL; mother: Betty Welte of Floral City, FL; sons: Jason Welte of Portland, OR, Matthew Welte of Weeki-Wachee, FL; brother, Dave Welte and his wife Debbie of Lutz, FL; sister, Mary Gullett and her husband Roger of Land O' Lakes, FL; and several nieces and nephews. Thomas was preceded in death by his father, Russell Welte. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is planned for Monday, January 2, 2017 at 3:00 PM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL with Deacon Steve Kurylowicz of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Odette West

Odette M West, 82, Floral City, FL
Odette M. West, 82, of Floral City, FL passed away January 3, 2017 at her residence in Floral City. She was born in Newport, RI on May 11, 1934 to the late Renè and Helene (Barriere) Moser. Odette was a tax preparer for H&R Block for 25 years, and arrived in this area in 1998, coming from Lakeland, FL. She was Lutheran by faith, and in her younger years enjoyed reading, puzzles and riding motorcycles. Later, she liked to travel, loved adventures, and spending time with family and friends. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 38 years, Phillip E. West, and one son, Eric West. She is survived by her children Steven Kelleher and his wife Ellen of Davis, CA, Alan West of Mukwonago, WI, Linda Reed of Floral City, Denise Taylor and her husband Lee of Mukwonago, WI, and Karen Marsh and her husband Bob of Kingswood, TX; brother Ray Moser and his wife Geraldine; sisters Yvonne French and her husband Doug, and Christine Baker and her husband Garry; 16 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Alice Williams

Alice M Williams, 93, Lecanto, FL
Alice M. Williams, 93 of Lecanto, died Friday, December 2, 2016 at Brentwood Lodge. Alice was born on July 12, 1923 in Independence, Kansas to the late Roscoe and Alta (Clark) Nance. She came to Citrus County in 2007 from Dallas, Texas. She was a member of the Hernando United Methodist Church and was a former beautician. She enjoyed her bible class at church and especially enjoyed her grandchildren. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter: Sandra K. Smith and her husband Meryl of Lecanto; her sister, Shirley Davidson and sister in law Betty Nance, both of Independence, KS. She also leaves her three grandchildren: Lesli Wood-Peterson and husband Boyd of Tucson, AZ; Kimberly Ward and Sherri Hand , both of Chanute, KS; Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Rex in 2007, her son, Richard Trotter, granddaughter Allison Schellinger, and her first husband Joseph H. Carter in 1970. A Celebration of Life Memorial for Alice will be held at a later date with inurnment at the Hernando United Methodist Church Memory Garden. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Kenneth Wilson

Kenneth A Wilson, 53, Ocala, FL
Kenneth Allan Wilson January 15, 1963 - November 24, 2016 Kenneth Allan Wilson, 53, of Ocala, FL passed away suddenly at home on November 24, 2016. Mr. Wilson was born in Concord, NH on Jan. 15, 1963 to the late Henry C. and Sonja E. (Davidson) Wilson, Jr. Ken grew up in Hudson, NH and graduated from Alvirne High School before later attending Word of Life Bible School. He was employed with the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in Merrimack, NH before moving to Florida. Ken (known as “Kenny” by those closest to him) loved the outdoors, especially the beach, mountains, and gazing at the stars. He enjoyed eating good food, camping, visiting with friends, reading the Bible, watching a good sci-fi movie, and all things related to flying. When he was younger, he also liked skiing, scuba diving, and acting in plays at his church. He loved to be the ‘life of the party’ and will be remembered for his sense of humor. He treasured time with his family, most especially that spent with his children. He was a very loving father, always telling his children how much he loved them and was quick to brag about them to others. Ken had a great love of both animals and people. He was always quick to thank others for any kindness shown to him, even the smallest gestures. He was a kind and gentle spirit, who would welcome just about anyone to sit and chat for a while. He also took after his parents, loving to watch the birds near his home and keeping them well fed. He especially loved the cardinals, which reminded him of his mother. He loved to help others whenever he could. In his younger years, he went on a mission trip to Africa, which had a great impact on his life. He also continued to support missions work by sponsoring a child in Honduras. He is survived by his two children, Christie Wilson and Jonathan Wilson, both of Ocala; a brother and sister, Craig Wilson of Hudson, NH, and Kimberly Murchie of Westminster, MA; and several nieces and nephews. Ken will be missed dearly by all who knew him and his memory is cherished by many. However, we know that he is thrilled to be in Heaven, which he always considered to be his ‘true’ home. He prayed often and was always thanking God for all of his blessings, both big and small. Memorial calling hours will be held at the Rivet Funeral Home, 425 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack on Tuesday December 20th from 4 – 5 PM, with a memorial service to follow at 5 PM in the chapel of the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Ken's name to Compassion International, 12290 Voyager Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80921 or online at www.compassion.com Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with arrangements.


Steven  Wilson

Steven D Wilson, 50, Inverness, FL
Steven Dewayne Wilson, age 50, of Inverness, FL passed away on November 6, 2016 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL. Steven was born on April 24, 1966 in Bartow, FL to Sharon (Shields) and the late Charles D. Wilson. He was employed as an electrician in the construction industry. Pentecostal by faith, Steven attended services at the Crossgate Church of God, Inverness, FL. He called both Citrus and Polk Counties his home and split his time between the two over the past 25 years. Steven enjoyed sports and had participated in boxing and little league baseball. He also loved the outdoors and spent much of his spare time fishing. Those left to mourn Steven's passing are his daughter, Sara Renee' Wilson of Tallahassee, FL; his mother, Sharon Wilson of Inverness, FL; brothers: Charles Douglas Wilson, Jr. and his wife Brenda of Haines City, FL, James Richard Wilson and his wife Georgia of Lake Wales, FL, Michael Todd Bennett and his wife Chrissy of Winter Haven, FL; and sister, Tina Marie Spangler of Inverness, FL. Steven was preceded in death by his father Charles on June 16, 2016. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


Richard Windle

Richard D Windle, 75, Citrus Springs, FL
Richard D. Windle, age 75, of Citrus Springs, FL passed away December 9, 2016 at Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing, Inverness. Richard was born on April 6, 1941 in Philadelphia, PA to the late George Stuart and Edna Mae (Davis) Windle. He proudly served his country as a member of the Naval Air Reserves. After his military service, Richard went on to become a Sales Manager for the largest Dental Equipment Manufacturer in the world. On June 15, 1963 he married Mary Ann Nonemaker with whom he shared 53 wonderful years of marriage. Richard and Mary Ann made Citrus County their home 12 years ago after relocating from McMinnville, OR. A Christian by faith, he attended worship services at the Nazarene Church, Hernando, FL. Richard was very civic minded and volunteered a great deal of times to causes that were near and dear to his heart. He was Chairman of the Republican Executive Committee in Crystal River, FL for 2 years, a former Board Member for the Church of the Nazarene, Hernando, FL as well as a member of MSBU Citrus Springs, FL. While living in McMinnville, OR, he was the City Commissioner for several years and a member of the Lion's Club. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, golfing and boating. Richard also enjoyed traveling and had the opportunity to visit Australia and travel Europe extensively by train. In addition to his loving wife Mary Ann, those left to mourn his passing include his daughter, Beth Cromwell and her husband David of Seattle, WA; sister, Margaret Worner and her husband Ray of Trevose, PA; and his grandchildren: Montana and Shann Cromwell whom Richard was extremely proud of. In addition to his parent's, Richard was preceded in death by his brother, George Windle. Private arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Joanne Wisnewski

Joanne M Wisnewski, 74, Inverness, FL
Joanne M. Wisnewski, age 74, of Inverness passed away January 14, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Joanne was born February 11, 1942 in Broad Channel, N.Y. to the late Paul and Rita (Basile) Schwan. Joanne shared 45 years of marriage with her husband, Albert. Joanne and Albert made Citrus County their home over 41 years ago after relocating from New York. A Catholic by faith she was a parishoner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness. In addition to being a wonderful homemaker, Joanne was a Crossing Guard for the Citrus County Sheriff's Department for many years, where everyone knew her as "Ms. Jo". In her free time, Joanne enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and taking R.V. trips with her husband. In addition to her loving husband Albert, those left to mourn Joanne's passing are her children: Debra Barker and her husband Bill of Inverness, FL; Diane Chappell and her fiance' Martin Moff of Inverness, FL; Michael Wisnewski and his fiancee' Brandi MacMullen of Bushnell, FL; Albert Wisnewski and his wife Christine of Crystal River, FL; sister, Barbara Glasser and husband John of New York; her brothers: Paul Schwan and his wife Kathleen of Spring Hill, FL and Thomas Schwan and his wife, Ellie of Palm Harbor, FL; grandchildren: Justin Chappell, Bill Barker, Brittany Felthoff and husband Dalton, Sean Wisnewski, Shane Wisnewski, Macy MacMullen, Jessa Wisnewski, Cole Wisnewski, Dalton Wisnewski, Alexander Wisnewski and Hunter Wisnewski; great grandchildren: Austin Chappell and Brayden Chappell; and many other family members and friends In addition to her parents, Joanne was preceded in death by her sister Rita Boyce. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Frederick Wisswell

Frederick J Wisswell, 59, Lecanto, FL
Frederick James Wisswell, age 59, of Lecanto, FL passed away at his residence on November 6, 2016. Frederick was born on May 9, 1957 in Port Huron, MI to the late Russell Wisswell and Joan (Hinson) Compeau. He was employed as a Machinist in the Plastic Injection industry throughout his life. Two years ago, Frederick married Donna (Houchlei) and it was at that time they made Citrus County their home after relocating from Michigan. A Baptist by faith, he had attended services at the Jesus Lighthouse Church in Port Huron, MI. Frederick was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in both Lecanto, FL and Michigan. He enjoyed playing baseball in his youth and watching the Detroit Tigers on television. Frederick also enjoyed watching football and was a fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide. He also liked to travel and spending time with Donna and his dogs. Frederick adored his children and loved them with all his heart. In addition to his wife Donna, those left to mourn his passing are his son, Frederick James Wisswell, Jr. of Daytona, FL; daughters: Tonya Fulton of Luling, TX, Christiana (Chad) Walls of Sequin, TX, Billie Jo (Chad) Wisswell of Bastrop, TX, Katrina Wisswell of Port Huron, MI; brother, Paul (Shelley) Gave of Fair Haven, MI; sister, Tammy (Steve) Zaniewski of Chesterfield, MI; step-daughter, Felicia Ladouceur of Belding, MI; and several grandchildren. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


William "Bill" Witchey

William "Bill" M Witchey, 83, Inverness, FL
William M. "Bill" Witchey, age 83, of Inverness, FL passed away December 25, 2016, at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL. Bill was born on November 9, 1933, in Hazelton, PA to the late Edward and Jenny (Roberts) Witchey. On September 12, 1953, he married Anncarol "Carol" Dunning, with whom he shared 63 years of marriage. Bill worked as a Manager for Manico Elevator Services and Repairs Company, N.Y. for 38 years. In 1993, Carol and Bill made Citrus County, FL their home after relocating from Massapequa, N.Y. A Catholic by faith, Bill belonged to Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness. Bill enjoyed all sorts of outdoor activities. He loved fishing, hunting and taking his family on camping trips. Carol and Bill had spent 3 months, at a time, camping in the Florida Keys for 10 years and their son “Billy” Jr. would join them. Bill also liked watching NASCAR and FOX News. He had a great love for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and enjoyed spending as much time as possible with them. In addition to his loving wife Carol, those left to mourn Bill's passing are his son, William Witchey, Jr. and his wife Denise of Lindenhurst, N.Y.; daughters: Carleen Policastro and her late husband James of Long Pond, PA, Juliann Kendzierski and her husband John of Beverly Hills, FL; sister, Theresa Lynch of Pottsville, PA; 8 grandchildren: Victoria, James, Christina, Jennifer, John II, Danielle, Jesse, and Jillian; 12 great grandchildren: Adriana, Brianna, Madelyn, Christopher, Jasmine, Jason, Emerson, Samantha, Gabriel, Elliott, Dean, and Abel. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by 1 brother and 6 sisters. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


Evelyn L Wolfe, 88, Lady Lake, FL
Evelyn L. Wolfe, 88, of Lady Lake, FL passed away December 19, 2016 at her residence in Lady Lake. She was born in Casco, MI on December 19, 1928 to the late Cris and Fredarica (Bentley) Martin. Evelyn was a Registered Nurse, and arrived in this area in 2001, coming from Hale, MI. She was a Methodist by faith, and enjoyed quilting, gardening, and bird watching. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Herbert C. Wolfe. Other survivors include her children, Daniel Wolfe of Romeo, MI, Richard Wolfe of Midland, MI, Donald wolfe of Hale, MI, and Carolynn KIellogg of Lady Lake, FL; 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


L. Girard Wolfert, 87, Inverness, FL
L. Girard "Gerry" Wolfert, 87 of Inverness, passed away Thursday, January 12th at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Gerry was born in Lakewood, Ohio on May 31, 1929 to the late Louis and Marion "Little" Wolfert. He came to Citrus County in 1994 from Tampa, Florida. Gerry retired as owner of an inventory control company in retail sales. Gerry was Catholic by faith and was a WWII Army veteran. He loved to read, do the crossword puzzles and spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Left to cherish his memory are his son, Steven Jordan and wife Stephanie of White, GA; 9 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by hiswife Margaret Wolfert, son, Steven G. Wolfret and daughter, Leslie Marie Wolfert and sister, Patricia A. Welsh, Avon Lake, OH. Gerry's urn will be laid to rest at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, following cremation. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Joan A Wykes, 80, Crystal River, FL
Joan Ann Wykes, 80, of Crystal River, FL past away peacefully at home in the presence of her loving daughter Sherri on October 26. She was born in Boston, MA on February 2, 1936 to the late Richard and Florenda (Dalco) Wharton. Joan was a homemaker and arrived in this area in 1991, coming from Massachusetts. She was a Catholic by faith, and loved playing word games, watching game shows, doing yard work, and she especially loved animals. She also worked as a supervisor for Key Training Center. She is survived by her children Sean Harrington of Minneapolis, MN, Douglas R. Harrington and his wife Deneise of Madiera, CA, Bruce Harrington of Framingham, MA, and Sherri Edds of Crystal River; and 1 brother, Richard Wharton. She was preceded in death by a sister, Flora Maynard. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Richard P Zarcharko, 63, Citrus Springs, FL
Richard P. Zarcharko, 63, Citrus Springs, FL passed away November 23, 2016 at his home in Citrus Springs. He was born in Washington, D.C. on August 18, 1953, and was a computer programmer for the federal government. He arrived in this area in 1998, coming from Maryland and was a Catholic by faith. He loved working on his "vette", taking care of his mother, and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his father Peter Zarcharko in 2000. He is survived by his loving mother, Marie Zarcharko of Citrus Springs, and his sister Sharon De Vaughn of Davidsonville, MD. A graveside service for Richard is scheduled for Monday, 11:00 A.M. at Fero Memorial Gardens, Beverly Hills, FL. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is in charge of the arrangements.


 

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