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.


Raymond Albright

Raymond J Albright, 84, Beverly Hills, FL
Raymond J. Albright, 84 of Beverly Hills, passed away Monday, February 6, 2017 at Citrus Hills Health & Rehab in Hernando. Ray was born in Kingston, New York on September 17, 1932 to the late William and Sophie (Grabiec) Albright and came to Citrus County in 1997 from Ft. Myers, FL. Ray was a retired Associate Buyer for the IBM Corporation with 35 years of service, a US Army veteran, and Life Member of American Legion Post #1512. Left to cherish his memory is his daughter, Lisa Negron of Beverly Hills; his granddaughter, Melanie, and companion of 15 years, Sherry Butler of Beverly Hills. Ray was preceded in death by his wife, Florence in 2001. Military Graveside Services will be conducted Friday, Feb. 10th at 2:30 PM from the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, with V.F.W. Post 7122 rendering honors. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by: Alzheimer's Association, PO Box 1939, New Port Richey, FL 34656 The procession will leave the Chas E Davis Funeral Home Friday at 1:45 PM.


Debra Alderdice

Debra K Alderdice, 70, Floral City, FL
Debra "Debi" K. Alderdice, age 70, of Floral City, FL passed away February 9, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, FL. Debi was born on March 28, 1946 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late William P. and Eileen (Hespenheide) Alderdice. She was self-employed throughout her life as a landlord for rental properties and made Citrus County her home in 2010 after relocating from Broward County, FL. While working as a bartender in Clearwater, FL she met Richard Palmer whom she married in 2009 and shared 7 years of loving marriage. In her spare time, Debi loved to dance and read. In addition to her husband Richard, those left to mourn Debi's passing and cherish her memory are her brother, James D. Alderdice of Peoria, AZ; her sister, Dana Peltzer of Floral City, FL; and 2 grandchildren. Private burial will take place at Lauderdale Memorial Park in Ft. Lauderdale, FL at a later date. 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.


Shirley Anderson

Shirley A Anderson, 55, Crystal River, FL
Shirley Ann Anderson, age 55, of Crystal River, FL passed away Monday, March 20, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Shirley was born on September 3, 1961 in Brooksville, FL to the late Roy and Amora (Bishop) Wallin. She is survived by her loving companion of 22 years, Norman Roger Markham of Crystal River, FL; sons: Donnie Smith, Stephen Smith and John Anderson all of Crystal River, FL; daughters: Crystal Joyner of Alabama, Melissa Anderson of Hernando, FL; sisters: Donna Waters, Debbie Webb, Sheri Wallin, Karen Taylor; and several grandchildren and nieces & nephews. Funeral services for Shirley will be on Sunday, March 26th at 3:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Lake Lindsey Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 PM until the hour of service.


Kathryn Arvanis

Kathryn Arvanis, 89, The Villages, FL
Kathryn Arvanis, age 89, of The Villages, FL passed away Monday, March 6, 2017 at the Leesburg Regional Medical Center, Leesburg, FL. Kathryn was born in New York City, N.Y. on June 17, 1927 to the late William and Eleni (Gigiakos) Fidares. She was married to Orestes Arvanis, who was truly the love of her life, for over 56 years until his passing on August 9, 2003. She had recently made The Villages her home after relocating from Mount Laurel, N.J. 8 months ago. Kathryn worked as Bookkeeper throughout her lifetime for various retail companies. She had especially enjoyed working for her son in law, John, at his business Alternative Heat. Kathryn was Greek Orthodox by faith. For a number of years she volunteered her secretarial skills as a correspondence secretary for the Deborah Heart and Lung Hospital in Browns Mills, N.J. Kathryn had also organized a number of fundraising events for the hospital including fashion shows. In her spare time she enjoyed playing Mah Jong and cooking meals for her family and friends. Kathryn especially enjoyed baking and shared the skill of baking greek breads and cookies with her family. She was a fan of the Army Football Team and especially loved cheering them on during the Army / Navy Football game. Kathryn will be remembered as a very thoughtful and giving person that was always ready to help others and a loving and doting grandmother. She had a tremendous love for her husband, children and her brother in law, Paul. Those left to mourn her passing include her daughters: Kristyne A. Kilgore and her husband Charles W. II of The Villages, FL, Denise E. Nowicky and her husband John of Grand Island, FL; sister, Aphrodite Malman of Rockaway, N.J.; grandchildren: Kristina Katsalidas and her husband Stephen of Blauvelt, N.Y., John Nowicky and his wife Shannon of West Milford, N.J.; and great grandchildren: Sean, Jack and J.J. A Funeral Service of Remembrance for Kathryn is planned for Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 2:00 PM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL with Father Sergious Gerken of St. Raphael of Brooklyn Orthodox Church officiating. Kathryn's family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 1:00 PM until the hour of service. Arrangement are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Susan Asbury

Susan F Asbury, 68, Inverness, FL
Susan Faye Asbury, age 68, of Inverness, FL passed away on February 17, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Susan was born on February 25, 1948 in Eleanor, W.V. to the late Daniel and Sarah Helen (McClanahan) Asbury. She was a 1966 graduate of Poca High School in Poca W.V. In 1990, she made Citrus County her home after relocating from Poca and was formerly employed as a Secretary at Citrus Memorial Hospital. A Christian by faith, Susan attended several Baptist Churches in the area over the years. She was a loyal and faithful member of the Nitro W.V. Moose Lodge Chapter 757 since the 1970's. Susan had a great love for all animals and made many donations to the Humane Society, ASPCA and Humanitarians of Florida throughout the years. She also dedicated her time as a tutor at Withlacoochee Technichal Institute in Inverness. In her spare time, Susan loved to garden and especially loved to grow flowers. She will be remembered as a wonderful, strong willed and loving mother and grandmother. Those left to mourn Susan's passing and cherish her precious memory are her children: Meronica Asbury of S. Charleston, W.V., Carol Ann Saunders and her husband Bobby of Hurricane, W.V., Shawn Dixon and his wife Josie of Honolulu, HI; sister, Carol West of Inverness, FL; grandchildren: Tiffany, Brittany, Ryan, Matthew, Gary Jr., Joselyn; 9 great-grandchildren; and the father of her children and her former husband, Gary D. Dixon of St. Albans, W.V. Susan will also be missed by her loyal and loving dog and companion, Sabra Sue. In addition to her parent's, Susan was preceded in death by her brothers: Ronald and Gene Asbury; and sisters: Lillian Frances Bailey, Katherine McCann and Marilyn Sue Asbury. After cremation, Susan's daughters plan on taking her urn back home to West Virginia where her ashes will be scattered in the mountains. Private cremation 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.


Josephine Bensinger

Josephine E Bensinger, 95, Inverness, FL
Josephine E. Bensinger, 95 of Inverness, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017 at the New Horizon Assisted Living facility in Inverness. Josephine was born on September 4, 1921 in Lodi, Ohio, to the late Harless V. and Josephine E. (Jardine) Albert. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Inverness. Left to cherish her memory is her son Francis "Butch" Bensinger, Jr and his wife Janet, of Inverness; 2 grandchildren: Holly Noegel and her husband Reece and Kevin Bensinger and his wife, Sheila; her 4 great grandchildren: Kurt, Kassi, Toni, and Jacob; 1 great-great grandchild, Micah; nephews: Ted Hart and his wife Vicky, Larry, Jerry and Ron Bensinger. Josephine was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Francis, on Nov. 16, 2005. Funeral services for Josephine will be conducted on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 3:00 PM, from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness, with Rev. Dairold Rushing officiating. Private burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2:00 PM 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 34464


Madge Benson

Madge L Benson, 89, Floral City, FL
Madge L. Benson, 89, Floral City, formerly of Inverness, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2017 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Madge was born in Goshen, VA on March 19, 1927, the daughter of the late Ernest and Nora (Smith) Ratliff, and moved to Inverness with her late husband, Ormie Benson, in 1986 from Battle Creek, MI. They were married for 55 years. He passed away August 12, 2016. She retired from the Kellogg Company in the quality control division with 32 years of service. Following retirement, she volunteered her time and talent as a seamstress to the Doris Claussen Center in Battle Creek. After moving to Inverness, she was a faithful member of Calvary Chapel, formerly Main Street Baptist Church. She and her husband, Ormie, started the Calvary Food Pantry program for the church. Left to mourn and cherish her memory is a daughter, Constance Sanders of Floral City, FL; a son, Stephen Ratliff, Battle Creek, MI; 1 sister, Margie Joslyn, Battle Creek, MI; 4 grandchildren: Anngil Culp, Nigel Penney, Mark Ratliff, and Tyria Adams; 8 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild. She was preceded in death by 2 great grandsons, Cody Eric Culp and Christopher Adams. Madge will be remembered at a Celebration of Life Service on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 4:00 PM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin Ballard and Dr. Leary Willis, Jr officiating. The family will greet friends from 3:00 PM until the hour of service. Graveside services will follow Monday, February 6th at 10:00 AM at Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, MI In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Pretty Lake Camp, 9123 Q Avenue, Mattawan, MI 49071 or The Calvary Chapel Dance Team, 960 US Hwy 41 South, Inverness, FL 34450


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.


Angela Blasl

Angela L Blasl, 56, Inverness, FL
Angela Lynn Blasl, 56, Inverness, went to be with her Lord on February 28, 2017 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus and The Nature Coast. Angela was born in Jacksonville, FL on September 5, 1960 to Robert and Mary Ann (Sisk) Norton. She graduated from Lake Brantley High School in Orlando and completed her college education at Saint Leo University, earning her Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Education. Angela began her 28 years of service in the Citrus County School System as a bus driver who read to her children as they boarded the bus in the afternoon. She continued to build relationships with the students even in her final years as the Dean of Discipline for Citrus High School. Angie's love for her family could be seen by the smile of pride when she spoke of her son's accomplishments and of his new wife, the warmth in the home that she shared with her mother, the boisterous laughs that filled the room when she was with her sisters, and the light in her eyes when she was with her nieces and nephews. She is survived by her son, Kristopher Blasl and his wife Christine of Hutto, TX; her mother, Mary Ann Norton of Inverness; two sisters, Robin Martone and her husband, James of Inverness; Beth Dennis and her husband, Jim of Orlando; her nieces and nephews: Nicholas Martone, Lena Rose Martone, Max Martone, and Brooke Dennis. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert "Bob" Norton Sept 25, 2013. There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, March 4th at 12 Noon at Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church with Pastor Dan Shipes officiating. She will be laid to rest at a later date next to her father in Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 11:15 until 12:00 noon when the service begins. Cremation arrangements under care of Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in memory of Angela Blasl to the Rotary of Inverness Foundation, P.O. Box 1317, Inverness, FL 34451.


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.


Annette Bonner

Annette F Bonner, 97, Inverness, FL
Annette "Mema" Bonner, 97, Inverness, passed away March 4, 2017 at home under the loving care of her family. Mrs Bonner was born in Brooklyn, NY on September 19, 1919 to the late Fred and Maryann (Fascia) Pettigrosso and came to this area in 1986 from Tampa. She was a devoted member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Annette, known as "Mema" to her family and friends, was a devoted mother and grandmother. She loved working in her daughter's law office, traveling with the family on vacations, and constantly going to Disney World. She had a hug and smile for everyone. "Mema" enjoyed being active and greatly enjoyed the companionship of her many friends. Left to cherish her memory are two children, Craig J Bonner and his wife, Carol of Tampa; Jeannette Haag and her husband, Larry of Inverness; 2 grandchildren, Stephen Bonner and his wife Kristy and Tiffany (Haag) Halley and her husband, Jason; 2 great grandchildren, Brock and Cole. She was predeceased by her brother, John Pettigrosso, her 2 sisters, Florence Pettigrosso, Lillian Graczyk, and her husband, Victor. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, March 11th at 12 Noon at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Tim Cummings, Celebrant. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5-7 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home where a Wake Vigil Service will be conducted at 6:30 PM.


Olive Boyle

Olive I Boyle, 89, Inverness, FL
Olive Ilene Boyle, age 89, of Inverness passed away at her residence on February 9, 2017. Olive was born on March 28, 1927 in Butler, PA to the late Elmer and Verda (Davis) Miller. She married Lawrence Boyle on June 23, 1952 with whom she shared 40 years of marriage. Olive made Citrus County her home 12 years ago after relocating from Clearwater, FL and worked as a Sales Associate in the Real Estate industry throughout her life. She believed in giving back to her community and was a Volunteer at Ruth Eckerd Hall for a number of years. Olive also donated her time and effort by collecting and distributing food for the Sheriff's Youth Ranch. In her spare time, she loved to travel. Olive had traveled extensively over the years throughout Europe including England. She also traveled to Mexico, the Caribbean and Las Vegas. Olive was a vibrant woman who loved life and people! She would always say, “Life is good and if you have your health, you have your wealth!” She was loved by her family and friends. She never met a stranger and will be missed by all! Those left to mourn Olive's passing and cherish her memory are her son, Robert Boyle of Levitown, Long Island, NY; daughters: Debra Tritton of Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom, Nancy Kornfield of Scottsdale, AZ, Patricia Mewborn of Jacksonville, FL and Lori Xenophon of Inverness, FL; 6 grandchildren: Paul Xenophon, Mark Xenophon, Dustin MacPeek, Zachary MacPeek, Danny Boyle and Jennifer Boyle; and 4 great grandchildren: Brooke MacPeek, Lila Xenophon, Leia Xenophon and Cohen Xenophon. In addition to her parent's, Olive was preceded in death by her brothers, Clifford Miller and Elmer Miller; and sister, Verda Miller. Olive's family plans to hold a Celebration of of her life, for family and friends at her residence, on Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 2:00 until 7:00 PM. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Richard Bromwell,Jr

Richard H Bromwell,Jr, 58, Inverness, FL
Richard H. Bromwell, Jr., 58, former Inverness resident, passed away February 17, 2017. A native of Ft Lauderdale, FL, he was born Feb 20, 1958 to the late Richard and Barbara (Nelson) Sr. He worked in Inverness in the automotive parts department for Nick Nicholas Ford before relocating to Missouri. Among Richard's survivors is his sister, Madeline Gustafson of Lilburn, GA. Additional thought and memories will posted at a later date. Private cremation arrangements under the direction of Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Daniel Bryant

Daniel M Bryant, 74, Inverness, FL
Daniel Milton Bryant, 74, Inverness passed away March 21, 2017 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Daniel was born November 19, 1942 in Gary, IN to the late Ralph D. and Pearl Irene (Miller) Bryant and came to this area in 1998 from Orlando where he owned and operated Bryant & Son Roofing Company. He served our country in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Floral City. Left to mourn his loss is his loving wife of 29 years, Sandra Whitt Bryant; 4 children, Christina M. (Bryan) Griffin, Orlando; Michael E. (Melissa) Marsh, San Diego, CA; Teddy L.(Andrea) Bryant, Orlando; Daniel M. Bryant, Jr, Orlando; 2 brothers, Jerry Bryant, South Bend, IN; Steve Bryant, Paisley, FL; 3 sisters, Sue Manuszak and Diane Thorman, both of Deland, FL; Della La Place, Niles, MI; 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, John Bryant. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted on Saturday evening, March 25, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Chas E Davis Funeral home with Rev David Throckmorton, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Floral City officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday evening from 6-8 PM. Following cremation, the inurnment will be at The Fountains Memorial Park, Homosassa, FL In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Youth Department of the First Baptist Church of Floral City.


Jennifer Campbell

Jennifer J Campbell, 51, Hernando, FL
Jennifer Jean Campbell, age 51, of Hernando, FL passed away at her residence on February 21, 2017. Jennifer was born on May 5, 1965 in Ayer, MA to the late Roland and Elaine (Altemus) Dauphinais. On June 30, 2012 she married Bill Campbell. A woman of faith, Jennifer attended services and was a member of Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church, Lecanto, FL. In her spare time she enjoyed shooting guns and fishing. Jennifer especially loved taking boat trips out into the Gulf with her husband Bill. In addition to her loving husband Bill, those left to cherish Jennifer's memory are her son, Clayton Morrison of Homosassa, FL; daughters: Stephanie Morrison of New Port Richey, FL, Alexandria Morrison of Inverness, FL, Olivia Morrison of Homosassa, FL; stepson, Sean Campbell and his wife Lauren of Temple Terrace, FL; sisters: Diane Stanton, Deborah Dauphinais, Lorraine Strawbridge, Laura Forgey and Donna Dauphinais; grandchildren: Jonathan Sims and Una Campbell; and sisters in law: Kim Wooldridge and Melissa Mosher. A Celebration of Jennifer's life is planned for Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 3:00 PM from Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church, Lecanto with Reverend Greg Kell of Cornerstone Baptist Church of Inverness officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation prior to the service. Cremation under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Joseph Caren Jr.

Joseph F Caren Jr., 67, Invereness, FL
Joseph Francis Caren, Jr., age 67, of Inverness, FL passed away surrounded by family on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Joseph was born on October 16, 1949 in Jersey City, N.J. to Florence R. (Gilsenan) and the late Joseph Francis Caren, Sr. He grew up in Ridgewood, N.J., worked in the hydraulic machinery field throughout his life and made Citrus County, FL his home two years ago after relocating from Tampa, FL. Joe loved baseball, movies, music, especially the blues, and had played blues harmonica. Joe will be best remembered for his loving dedication to his family and his tremendous sense of humor. He was always telling jokes and finding the humor in situations. Those left to mourn Joseph's passing and to cherish his memory are his mother, Florence R. Driscoll of Hawthorne, N.J.; son, Jason Caren of St. Petersburg, FL; daughters: Donna Tolbert and her husband Wade of Inverness, FL, Janice Dugger and her husband Robert of Westminster, CO; brother, Tom Caren and his wife Kathy of Warwick, N.Y.; sister, Kathleen M. Caren of West Milford, N.J.; grandchildren: Charity, Grace, Praise, Glory; and great-grandchildren: Christopher, Joshua, Nova; and numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and extended family. Joseph was preceded in death by one sister, Patricia Brent as well as his father. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


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.


Robert Clay

Robert P Clay, 86, Inverness, FL
Robert Paul "Bob" Clay, 86, of Inverness, FL passed away March 22, 2017 at Promise Hospital of Florida at the Villages, in Oxford, FL. He was born in Rochester, IN on April 9, 1930 to the late Raymond and Gertrude (Burkey) Clay. Bob was a Masonry Superintendent in the construction industry, and a U.S. Air Force veteran during the Korean War. He arrived in this area in 1988 after previously living for 20 years in Largo, FL. He was a Methodist by faith, and was a life member of the VFW Post #1728 in Winamac, IN. Bob came from a musical family, and was an accomplished musician, keyboardist, and drummer. He was a great dancer, and loved fishing. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Beverly Clay of Inverness. Other survivors include his children, Christine Fleming and her husband Gordon of Sharpsburg, GA, Jeffrey Clay and his wife Theresa of Inverness,and Brenda Griswold and her husband Phillip of Largo, FL.; brother James Clay; 3 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Bob will be held at the family's home at 1109 S. Dream Terrace, Inverness, on Saturday, April 8, from 1:00-3:00 P.M.. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the staffs of Promise Hospital of Florida at the Villages and Ocala Regional Medical Center for the heartfelt care they gave to Bob. The family requests donations in Bob's memory be made to: The Alzheimer's Association, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, 14010 Roosevelt Blvd., #709, Clearwater, FL 33762. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


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.


Ada Creech

Ada O Creech, 75, Beverly Hills, FL
Ada Opal Creech, 75, Beverly Hills, Florida, 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 moved to Beverly Hills 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 Creech, Beverly Hills, FL; 3 sons, Gary 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 the Cornerstone Baptist Church of Inverness with Rev. Greg Kell officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Cornerstone Baptist Church Building Fund or to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Additional Memorial Services with be conducted on Saturday, February 11, 2017, 4:00PM at the Union Baptist Church in Troy, OH, with Pastor Dale Adkins, officiating. The family will receive friends at the Union Baptist Church from 3:00 PM until service time. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Union Baptist Church in Troy, OH.


Gary Cretors

Gary D Cretors, 67, Hernando, FL
Gary D. Cretors, 67 of Hernando, passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Shands at UF in Gainesville. He was born on August 17, 1949 in Middletown, Ohio to the late Jack and Ruth (Higgins) Cretors, comming to Citrus County 40 years ago from there. Gary was a US Army veteran serving in Viet Nam. He was a taxi driver and Protestant by faith. Gary was a member of the UMF motorcycle club and a fan of wrestling. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Betty Cretors; his son, Gary Cretors, Jr of Ringgold,GA; his sister Jackie Gaskins; 4 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Following cremation, Gary's urn will be laid to rest at the Bay Pines Cemetery in St. Petersburg, FL. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


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.


Robert Diestler

Robert R Diestler, 78, Beverly Hills, FL
Robert Raymond Diestler, age 78, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away after a lengthy illness at his residence on March 2, 2017 with his loving family by his side. Robert was born on December 25, 1938 in Oshkosh, WI to the late Adolph William and Catherine Agnes (Raymond) Diestler. On July 27, 1957 he married Janice Krebs with whom he shared 59 1/2 years of loving marriage. Robert and Janice made Florida their home 51 years ago after relocating from Kenosha, WI. In 1984 they settled in Citrus County after moving from Pinellas Park, FL. Lutheran by faith, Robert was a parishoner of the First Lutheran Church, Inverness, FL. He had owned and operated a new car dealership while residing in Kenosha and went on to own and operate Diestler Auto Sales of Pinellas Park. Later in life he would go on to custom build and repair computers. Robert was a member of the Hernando Elks Lodge #2522 and enjoyed fishing, boating, watching NASCAR in his spare time, and he liked playing the organ for family and friends. In addition to his loving wife Janice, those left to mourn Robert's passing are his son, Robert and his wife Laurie of Inverness, FL; daughter, Cynthia David and her husband Frank of Dunnellon, FL; sister in law, Carol Diestler of Ocean City, N.J.; and grandchildren, Bobby and Tommy. A Memorial Service for Robert, will be held on Tuesday, March 21st, at 2:00 P.M. at the First Lutheran Church of Inverness, with Rev. Tom Beaverson officiating. The Family would also like to thank Dr. V. Patel and the staff of Florida Cancer Specialties for their kindness and thoughtfulness throughout Robert's treatment. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation, 5204 Paylor Lane, Sarasota, FL 34240 or Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


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.


Tony Domino, Jr

Tony Domino, Jr, 72, Citrus Springs, FL
Anthony "Tony" Domino, Jr., 72, Citrus Springs, FL died at home on Jan 28, 2017. A native of Brooklyn, NY., he was born February 12, 1944 to the late Anthony and Rose (Clorciari) Domino, Sr and came to Florida in 1980 from Lindenhurst, LINY. He retired from the New York State Parks Commission as a master electrician and after moving to Florida, served as a Deputy Sheriff for the Citrus Co. Sheriff's Department for 18 years. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Barbara (Sedivy) Domino; his son, Jason Domino, Citrus Springs; 4 grandchildren, Damyon, Hailey, Bella, and Vincent. At Tony's request, there will be no services. Private Cremation with the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home.


Robert Doucette

Robert J Doucette, 86, Ocala, FL
Robert John Doucette, age 86, of Ocala, FL died Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Timber Ridge Emergency Center, Ocala. Robert was born on September 5, 1930 in Winchester, MA to the late Jeremiah and Florence Doucette. He made Florida his home in 1992 after relocating from Romney, N.H. and was a parishoner of the Blessed Trinity Catholic Church in Ocala, FL. Robert was a Veteran of the United States Army and the Korean War and after his military service went on to work as a Mason in the Stone and Brick Industry. Robert is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Scruggs-Doucette of Ocala, FL; sons: Jeffery Doucette of Milford, N.H., Robert Doucette, Jr. of Reading, MA; daughters: Lynne Fish of Aire, MA, Kristen Manzari of Newberry Port, MA; 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Private cremation 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, one daughter, Theresa Jo Drummond and step father, Geehart Ehlers. 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 and his wife Crystal, Philip Horne and his wife Amanda, Zachary Drummond and his wife Rachel and Barisha Butler and her husband Steven, Todd Kuhl and Brad Kuhl; and great-grandchildren Landry, Logan, Kyler, Austyn, Raegan, Aleena, Reece, Harmon, Haley-Jane, Alissa, Riley and many other cherished family members. 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.


Eunice Duma

Eunice Duma, 74, Inverness, FL
Eunice Duma, 74, of Inverness, FL passed away February 13, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. She was born in Slagel, W. VA. on November 5, 1942 to the late Richard and Adria (Justice) Marcum. Eunice was a Supervisor in the Pharmaceutical Industry, and arrived in this area in 1999, coming from Delaware. She was a Methodist by faith, and a member of First United Methodist Church in Inverness. She enjoyed fishing, camping, boating, the outdoors and doing volunteer work. She is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Wayne Duma. Other survivors include her son, Richard Hodges and his wife Valerie of Inverness; daughter Deborah Lynn Hodges and her husband Tom of North Port, FL; sister Glenna Goldsmith of Inverness; 5 grandchildren: Lauren, Megan, Allison, Chris, and Robert; 1 great-grandchild: Lilly Ann. A Celebration of Eunice's life will be held on Saturday, February 18, 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness with Pastor Sarah Campbell of the First United Methodist Church officiating. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to service.


Garey Elrod

Garey R Elrod, 72, Lake Panasoffkee, FL
Garey Randolph Elrod, age 72, of Lake Panasoffkee, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness on January 29, 2017. Garey was born on October 5, 1944 in Lepanto, AR to the late Leland and Elsie Mae (Wadley) Elrod. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and was extremely proud of his military service. A Christian by faith, he attended worship services at the Sumterville Assembly of God and was a great supporter of their youth ministry. Garey greatly enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with his partner of 17 years, Clara Elrod. In addition to Clara, those left to mourn Garey's passing are his son, Dana Elrod; daughters: Ashley Elrod and Tonya Elrod; brothers: Perry Maynard and Winston Elrod; sisters: Roseanne Healan and Rosetta Lanczyski; and several grandchildren. In addition to his parent's, Garey was preceded in death by brother, Marvin Elrod and sister, Joyce Ann Elrod. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is planned for Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the Sumterville Assembly of God, Sumterville, FL. The service will be conducted by youth minister, Rachel Caruso. Garey will be laid to rest 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.


Lillian Farr

Lillian A Farr, 81, Lake Panasoffkee, FL
Lillian Arlene Farr, age 81, of Lake Pannosoffkee, FL passed away at her residence on January 19, 2017. Lillian was born on February 20, 1935 in Meadville, PA to the late Anthony and Beatrice (Stiltenpole) Lang. She worked as a waitress and homemaker throughout her life. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with and raising her great-grandchildren. Those left to mourn her passing are her son, David Farr and his wife Jeanette of Ft. Myers, FL; daughters: Jamie Farr of Tulsa, OK, Jody Barkin of Lake Panasoffkee, FL, Cindy Pucci and her husband Jay of Pittsburgh, PA; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband James in 2007. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Susan E Faulkenberg, 73, Inverness, FL
Susan E. Faulkenberg, 73, Inverness, FL passed away February 10, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. She was born on July 22, 1943 in Anderson, IN to the late Theodore and Eunice (Fulk) Peters. Susan was a homemaker and a Christian by faith. She arrived in this area 17 years ago, coming from Anderson. Susan enjoyed quilting, sewing, doing jigsaw puzzles, playing computer games, cooking for her daughter Angela; but especially loved her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, John W. Faulkenberg in 2014. Survivors include her daughter Angela Sue Osterloh-Pent and her husband Larry of Floral City, FL; sister Cheryl Welter Smiley and her husband Mat of Inverness; 8 grandchildren, Nikki, Deborah, Cameron, Taylor, Darius, Carmen, Tyler, and Sammie; and 1 great-grandchild William. Private cremation arrangements by 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.


George Gajentan

George Gajentan, 86, Eustis, FL
George Gajentan, 86, of Eustis, and formerly of Homosassa, passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at Florida Hospital Waterman in Tavares. Mr. Gajentan was born on April 26, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois to the late George and Elsie (DeHaun) Gajentan. He was a US Air Force Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict and retired as a master corrosion mechanic for Peoples Gas Company. George was a pastel artist and enjoyed model airplanes, camping and fishing. He was Protestant by faith. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 63 years, Dorothy; his son Erwin Gajentan and his wife Kay of Grand Island, FL; his daughter Linda Hyatt Boone and her husband Alan of Howey-in-the-Hills, FL; 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. George was preceded in death by his brother John M. Gajentan and his sister Rita Smith. A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held on Wednesday from 11 AM until 12 noon, at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness. Graveside services with full military honors will be held at 1:00 PM from the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.


Thomas  Gill, Jr.

Thomas A Gill, Jr., 82, Inverness, FL
Thomas Aaron Gill, Jr., age 82, of Inverness, FL passed away on February 14, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Thomas was born on March 3, 1934 in Selingsgrove, PA to the late Bertha Iva (Nehring) and Thomas A. Gill, Sr. He attended Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y. and obtained his degree in Civil Engineering. After college, he went on to work for the New York State Department of Transportation as a Road Engineer. He made Citrus County his home over 30 years ago after relocating from New York. Thomas was married to Edna Gill for thirty plus years until her passing in 2010. He was a member of the Inverness Moose Lodge #2112 and was previously a member of the Lion's Club while residing in New York. In his spare time Thomas enjoyed reading, square dancing and crossword puzzles. A Methodist by faith, he attended worship services at the Hernando United Methodist Church and was very active in the church. Thomas often served as a greeter and participated in the Communion Ministry which provided Communion to those unable to attend church. Those left to mourn Thomas' passing include brothers: Ted Gill of New York, Frank Gill of Oregon; sisters: Beatrice Willing of Florida, Judy Kelly of New York, Margaret Gill of New York, Flo Waiter of Texas and Gloria Obrecht of Florida. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held for Thomas at the Hernando United Methodist Church, Hernando, FL at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Arlene Gorham

Arlene P Gorham, 86, Inverness, FL
Arlene P. "Pat" Gorham, age 86, of Inverness, FL passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Pat was born on December 11, 1930 in New York, N.Y. to the late Henry and Adelaide (Kane) Schwaninger. She married Eugene P. Gorham on September 15, 1951 with whom she shared 38 years of loving marriage until his passing on January 28, 1990. Pat and Eugene made Citrus County their home in 1974 after relocating from Brentwood, Long Island, N.Y. A Christian by faith, she attended worship services at the First Assembly of God, Inverness, FL. Pat worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse for Citrus Memorial Hospital for over 10 years. She went on to work for Hospice of Citrus County as a Bereavement Counselor, a job she truly loved. Pat always put the needs of others before herself and went out of her way to help people. In her spare time she enjoyed reading and crocheting. Those left to mourn Pat's passing and cherish her memory are her son, Corey Gorham and his wife Jill of Inverness, FL; daughter, Eugena "Gena" Barnhill and her husband Henry Press of Lynchburg, VA; sister, Adelaide Georgianna of Gainesville, FL; grandchildren: Brent, Kristen, Malinda, Elmer, Scott, Patrick; great grandchildren: Adelynn, Emilynn, Presten, Karlynn, Jeslynn, Lily, Willow, Autumn; daughter in law, Brenda Gorham; niece, Dawn; and nephew, Craig. In addition to her loving husband, Pat was preceded in death by son, Kerry Gorham on October 2, 2013. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is planned for Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness with Pastor Dairold Rushing of the First Assembly of God, Inverness officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Pat's urn will be laid to rest with her husband at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Pat's memory to the First Assembly of God, P.O. Box 578, Inverness, FL 34451. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


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.


Thomas Graham

Thomas F Graham, 73, Inverness, FL
Thomas Foster Graham, 73, Inverness passed away February 20, 2017 at his residence. Tom was born July 29, 1943 in Syracuse, NY to the late Robert and Rose Marie (Foote) Graham and came to Citrus Co. 16 years ago from Albany, NY where he retired from the State University Police Dept. as a Captain with 32 years of service. He was a US Army veteran. After moving to Inverness, he joined the Inverness Elk Lodge, Eagles, and Moose. He served as the Exalted Ruler of Inverness Elks Lodge No. 2522 during the lodge year 2006-2007. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Hall Graham; 2 children, Thomas F. Graham, Jr, Amsterdam, NY and Sheila Bleau of Latham, NY; 2 sisters, Judith Sumner of Winter Park, FL and Virginia Petrigliano of Satallite Beach, Fl; 5 grandchildren amd 5 great-grandchildren. Cremation arrangements are private under the direction of Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


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.


Arthur Hall

Arthur W Hall, 83, Inverness, FL
Arthur Wendell Hall, 83, of Inverness, FL passed away January 31, 2017 at his residence in Inverness. He was born on December 5, 1933 in Julian, W.VA to the late Arthur B. and Ruth (Hill) Hall. Wendell was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Korea and Japan, and arrived in this area in 1984, coming from Ocala, FL. He was a maintenance worker for the county of Citrus, and a protestant by faith. Wendell loved fishing and repairing anything with a motor. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Elizabeth Mary Hall. Other survivors include sons, Wendell A. Hall of Ocala, and Joseph P. Hall of Lakeland, FL; and brother Joe E. Hall of Inverness; and 1 grandchild. He was preceded in death by his sister, Patsy Hall. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Jeannette Hall

Jeannette M Hall, 75, Ocala, FL
Jeannette M. Hall, 75, of Ocala, FL passed away March 4, 2017 at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville, FL. She was born in West Frankfort, IL on July 4, 1941 to the late Charles Joby and Georgia Maxine (Culbertson) Smith. Jeannette was a Nurse at VAMC in Marion, IL, and also in Gainesville. She arrived in the Ocala area 22 years ago, coming from West Frankfort. Jeannette and her husband James were married in 1962, and enjoyed 54 years of loving marriage until James's passing in 2016. She enjoyed sewing, crafts, playing bingo and dominoes, going on cruises, and shopping. She was preceded in death by her brother, Joby Smith. Jeannette is survived by her daughters, Linda A. Mattingly and her husband Joseph of Inverness, FL, and Catherine J. Hall and her partner Rhonda Allende of Wilmington, DE; her sister Nora Blain and her husband Robert of Alabaster, AL; and her grandchildren Hannah and Abigale Mattingly. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Susan Hanson

Susan E Hanson, 76, Tad, WV
Susan Elizabeth Hanson, 76, of Tad, passed away February 27, 2017, at CAMC Memorial Division following a short illness. She was born April 3, 1940, and lived most of her life on Campbell's Creek. Susan retired to Floral City, Florida, in 2001 and return to Tad in 2015. She was a longtime member of the Big Bottom Missionary Baptist Church of Tad, having attended the Fort Cooper Baptist Church of Inverness, Florida, while residing there. Preceding her in death were her husband, Randall Hanson; parents, Thomas and Beatrice Perry; sisters, Phyllis Campbell, Barbara Ann Perry, Mary Thompson; and brothers, Thomas R. Perry II and Edward Perry. Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Susan Hanson of Tad and Todd and Leandra Hanson of Rockcastle; sisters, Ruth Gibson of Vincent, Ohio, and Paula Rudder of Crystal River, Florida; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at the Big Bottom Missionary Baptist Church, Tad. Interment will be held in Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City Saturday , March 4th at 11:00 A.M., with Rev. Marne Palmani officiating. Visitation at Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL on Saturday from 9:30 until 10:30 A.M. before leaving for the cemetery. Due to traveling to Florida for interment, the family suggest in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Big Bottom Missionary Baptist Church, 3456 Tower Drive, Tad, WV 25306.


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.


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.


Kainoa Hernandez

Kainoa Z Hernandez, 0, Floral City, FL
Kainoa Zeke Hernandez of Floral City, FL passed away unexpectedly at his home on February 3, 2017 at just 7 weeks old. Kainoa was born on December 16, 2016 and was the infant son of Liyah Hernandez and Daniel Fiore. Kainoa made an impact on all those he encountered and in his short life brought an incredible amount of joy and love to his family without ever speaking a word. In addition to his parent's Liyah and Daniel, those left to mourn Kainoa's passing are his brother, Izaac Berrios of Beverly Hills, FL; sister, Armani Berrios of Beverly Hills, FL; grandmothers: Rhonda Moore of Dunnellon, FL, Denise Malone of Floral City, FL and Vicki Hernandez of Grove, OK; grandfathers: Ricky Gutierrez of Dunnellon, FL and Calvin Hernandez of Grove, OK; and great grandmother, Patty Moore of Mount Dora, FL. Kainoa's family will hold a candlelight memorial to honor his precious memory on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at his parent's home. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Joseph Hirtz

Joseph H Hirtz, 94, Crystal River, FL
Joseph H. Hirtz, 94, of Crystal River passed away February 26, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus and The Nature Coast in Lecanto. Mr. Hirtz was born in Brooklyn, NY to the late Joseph and Augusta (Gastmeyer) Hirtz on December 13, 1922 and came to Florida in 1997 from Merrick, Long Island, NY. Mr Hirtz served our country in the Army Air Corps during WW II as a First Lt. and Bombardier in the European Theater, both in France and Germany. He retired from the banking industry as a Senior Vice President with Chase Manhattan Bank with over 35 years of service, followed by another career with Bank Leumi for 10 years prior to his retirement. He was a long time communicant of St Benedict's Catholic Church in Crystal River. Left to mourn his loss is his daughter, Diane Randolph and her husband Mark of Chicago, IL and one granddaughter, Melina Canadas of Miami. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Geraldine, August 14, 2006, his son, Michael Hirtz, and 2 sisters, Marie Calder and Helen Mann. Funeral services for Mr. Hirtz will be conducted on Friday, March 3, 2017 at 12:00 Noon from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home in Inverness with Deacon Fred Oberst officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:00 am until the time of service.


Vera Hofmann

Vera D Hofmann, 90, Inverness, FL
Vera Dorothea Hofmann, age 90, of Inverness, FL passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017 at New Horizons Assisted Living Facility with her family by her bedside. Vera was born on August 27, 1926 in East Meadow, Long Island, N.Y. to the late Gustave and Margaret (Seidler) Norell. She was married to George Hofmann for 24 years until his passing in 1990. Vera made Citrus County her home 37 years ago after relocating from Long Island, N.Y. She was a Lutheran by faith, loved to bowl, play bingo, cook and solve puzzles. Vera had a great love for music and had a beautiful singing voice. In her youth, she had also enjoyed dancing. Those left to mourn Vera's passing are her son, Robert Charles Jilnicki (Diane) of Inverness, FL; daughters: Toni Maguire (Kenneth) of Floral City, FL, Paula Zelaya of Homosassa, FL, Gail Fiore (Hugo) of Floral City, FL, Bunny Rosenka (Lester) of Floral City, FL and Vi Green (Chris) of Homosassa, FL. She is also survived by a great many grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to her husband George, Vera was preceded in death by all 12 of her siblings. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Betty Hollowell

Betty D Hollowell, 78, Beverly Hills, FL
Betty Delores Hollowell, 78 of Beverly Hills, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017 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 Stewart, 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.


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.


Herbert Ingram

Herbert L Ingram, 87, Inverness, FL
Herbert Lindbergh Ingram, Lt. Col, USAF (Ret) ,87,on January 26, 2017, slipped the surly bonds of earth to enter the pearly gates of heaven. From the time he was born in Bainbridge, Georgia, and given the middle name Lindbergh by his older brother, he was destined to fly. Beginning as an airplane mechanic, he joined the Air Force and was soon commissioned. In 1953, he married the love of his life, Doris. He continued his career as a KC-135 refueler pilot and later flew rescue HH-53, Super Jolly Green Giant helicopters in southeast Asia during the Vietnam conflict. While there, he performed a rescue which earned him the Distinguished Flying Cross. He attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and retired after 24 years of service. He continued to fly his private plane for many years for his enjoyment and to the delight of so many people who flew with him. After retirement, Herb and his family moved to the land in Inverness he had purchased in 1963 and built his dream house. He wanted to be his own boss and began a business of cleaning and painting roofs. After an accident with a ladder, he became a realtor for Largo Realty. He had many other interests and hobbies, to include camping, fishing, and playing guitar and singing with his friends. Herb loved greatly and was greatly loved by all who knew him. He spent the latter years of his life in the caring arms of Avante Nursing Home in Inverness. Herb was preceded in death by his parents, Remus and Bertha Ingram, and brother Cecil Ingram. He is survived by his sisters Doris Pyle of Anderson, IN, Jean Connell of Lady Lake, FL, brother John Ingram of Triangle, VA, his devoted wife Doris of Inverness, daughter and son-in-law Sheila and John McCleary of Gainesville, GA, granddaughter and husband Sara and Phillip Walker of Mobile, AL, grandson Jack McCleary of Athens, GA, great-grandsons Urijah and Micah Walker, and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Monday, January 30th, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM, at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness. A graveside service with Military Honors will be held at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL, on January 31, 2017 at 2:30 PM. The MacDill Air Force Honor Team and Pastor Greg Kell will officiate. The funeral procession will depart from the funeral home at 1:45 PM.


Patricia Johnson

Patricia F Johnson, 82, Hernando, FL
Patricia Frances Johnson, age 82, of Hernando, FL passed away peacefully on Monday, March 13, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Patricia was born on October 23, 1934 in New York, N.Y. to the late Leslie and Edna (Leonard) Horner. On April 14, 1973 she married Bobbie Johnson with whom she shared 44 years of loving marriage. In 1978, Patricia and Bobbie made Citrus County their home after relocating from Tampa, FL. A Baptist by faith, she attended worship services at Calvary Baptist Church in Crystal River. Patricia was the Branch Manager of the Mid State Federal Bank in Homosassa, FL for a number of years and was a member of the Inverness VFW Post #4337 Ladies Auxiliary. In her spare time she loved to play bingo, make crafts and cook wonderful meals for her family. Patricia also cherished the times she was able to visit with her grandchildren. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. In addition to her loving husband Bobbie, those left to mourn Patricia's passing and cherish her precious memory are her daughters: Roberta Sanford of Houston, TX, Donna Maggio and her husband Clint Cheever of Tampa, FL, Pamela Ferrara and her husband Joe of South Fort Myers, FL; her sister Edna of Ft. Montgomery, N.Y.; five grandchildren: Shaun, Matthew, Marisa, Sophia, Bianca; three great grandchildren: Ashtyn, Ambrye and Briley. A Celebration of Patricia's life is planned for Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Calvary Baptist Church in Crystal River, FL. Calvary Baptist is located at 257 N.E. 9th Street, Crystal River, FL 34428 at the intersection of East 3rd Avenue and N.E. 9th Street. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Patricia's memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Per her family and adopted church family, "This nana was loved"!


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.


Arthur Jones

Arthur F Jones, 75, Beverly Hills, FL
Arthur F. Jones, Jr., 75 of Beverly Hills, passed away Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Arthur was born in Louisville, Kentucky on June 4, 1941 to the late Arthur F. and Kathleen Pryor (Morgan) Jones. Arthur and his wife, Susan, came to Citrus County in 1981 from Ft. Bliss, Texas, where he was stationed in the US Army. Arthur was a Sgt. 1st Class serving in Vietnam, where he received a Purple Heart and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm. Arthur was Episcopal by faith. He enjoyed fishing, deer hunting and built and worked on computers when he was younger. He also worked at Florida Power and Citrus Memorial Hospital as a security guard. Arthur was a member of the Beverly Hills VFW #10087. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 50 years, Susan; his daughter, Catherine Jones-Reeves and her fiance, Francis Ney of Lecanto; 2 brothers: Russel (Barbara) Jones of Beverly Hills and Wayne Jones of Miami and Beverly Hills. He has one grandson Matthew Jones and one great granddaughter Lindsey Jones. Funeral Services for Mr. Jones will be conducted on Tuesday, February 7th at 1:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness. Friends may call at the funeral home from 12 noon until service time. Arthur will be interred at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell at a later date. Arrangements under the driection of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


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.


Earl Kuehne

Earl W Kuehne, 90, Inverness, FL
Earl William Kuehne, age 90, of Inverness, FL passed away on January 21 2017 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Earl was born on June 11, 1926 in Baltimore, MD to the late Carl and Naomi (Michael) Kuehne. He served his country in the United States Army and was a Veteran of World War II. After his military service, Earl was a Police Officer for the Baltimore Police Department. After retirement from the police force, Earl made Citrus County his home in 1975. He greatly enjoyed the outdoors and camping. Earl was a lifetime member of the Floral City VFW Post #7122. Those left to mourn his passing are his sons: Richard G. Kuehne and his wife Carrie of Inverness, FL, William E. Key-Nee of Inverness, FL; brother: Ronald Kuehne; and several grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Jewel and one brother. Earl'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.


Joseph Losito Jr

Joseph Losito Jr, 92, Lecanto, FL
Joseph Losito, Jr., age 92, of Floral City, FL passed away January 19, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Joseph was born on October 8, 1924 in Syracuse N.Y. to the late Joseph and Concetta (Eallonardo) Losito. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps and was a veteran of both WWII and Korea. Joseph was a Marine through and through. He made Citrus County his home 24 years ago after relocating from Syracuse, N.Y. He was married to Theresa (Unizzo) Losito for over 66 years until her passing on September 27, 2013. A Catholic by faith, Joseph was a parishoner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and had worked as a welder with Honeywell Industries. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting and fishing. Those left to mourn Joseph's passing are his sons: Carmen Losito of Sarasota, FL and Joseph Losito of Baldwinsville, NY; brother Arthur Losito of Cleveland Heights, OH and sisters: Irene Oriend of Waterloo, NY and Charlotte Cooper of Syracuse, NY. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Michael and sister, Delores. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Wednesday, January 25th at 10:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness with Father Tim Cummings, Celebrant. The family will receive friends in visitation from 9:00 AM until the procession to the church at 9:45 AM, at The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. Burial with full military honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Edward Lunceford

Edward W Lunceford, 86, Floral City, FL
Edward Walter Lunceford, age 86 of Floral City, FL passed away at his home on Monday, March 20,2017 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Edward was born on December 14, 1930 in Replete, West Virginia, to the late Frederick and Jennie (Samples) Lunceford. On December 18, 1954 he married Wilda Snyder with whom he shared 62 years of loving marriage. He and Wilda came to Citrus County, FL 29 years ago from Kent, Ohio. Edward was a US Army veteran and retired as a construction operating engineer after 33 years. Edward was a charter member of the Floral City VFW #7122; a member of the Model A's Club; the Fun T's of Central FL (a Model T enthusiast club), and a member of the Operating Engineers of Ohio. In his spare time he enjoyed working on his antique cars and playing string instruments. Edward also loved his cats. In addition to his loving wife Wilda, Edward will be mourned by several nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters in law. He was preceded in death by his brother, Victor Lunceford; and sisters: Garnett Coffman, Beatrice Shaver, Geneva Robinson and Ina Gae Hinkle. Friends may call at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home on Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. Additional services and burial will take place in Hacker Valley, W.V. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Edward's memory to Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation, P.O. Box 23827, Tampa, FL 33623 or Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Neil Marlow

Neil W Marlow, 60, Dunnellon, FL
Neil William Marlow, 60, of Dunnellon, FL passed away March 14, 2017 at 7 Rivers Medical Center in Crystal River, FL. He was born in Orange, CA on July 1, 1956 Neil was an automotive mechanic, and arrived in this area in 1994, coming from Robert, LA. He attended the Assembly of God Church in Inverness, and enjoyed car racing, flying airplanes, and fishing. He was preceded in death by his mother Mary J. Marlow ;and a son, Christopher Greaux. He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Carolyn Marlow of Dunnellon. Other survivors include his children Keith Marlow of Washington State, Jonathon Greaux and his wife Shania of Hernando, FL, and Stephanie Marlow of Gainesville, FL; his father Cornelius Marlow loving step-mother Victoria Marlow of Homosassa, FL; daughter-in-law Shannon Greaux; brothers Charles and William Marlow; sisters Marie Brant, Nancy Marlow, Peggy Rodriguez, and Heather Freeman; and grandchildren Jace, Azariah, Briahna, Kenslee, Raelynn, Cheyenne, and Waylon. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service is scheduled for Friday, March 24, at 2:30 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL with Pastor Dairold Rushing officiating. The family will be receiving friends in visitation at the funeral home one hour prior to service. Neil will be laid to rest at Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City, FL following the services.


Candi Matyisin

Candi l Matyisin, 63, Inverness, FL
Claudia "Candi" Lynn Matyisin, 63, Inverness went home to her Lord on Sunday, January 22, 2017, at Citrus Memorial Hospital. "Candi" was born in Lafayette, Indiana to the late James E. and Ida Mae (Crump) Medlin and came to Citrus County in 2007 from Ft. Lauderdale. She was a retired Respiratory Therapist and member of NorthRidge Church in Inverness. She also was involved with Citrus County Habitat For Humanity. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, LeeAnna Lynn Santore-Sloan of Inverness; 2 grandchildren, Chey Matyisin and Kimberly Sloan; 2 great-grandchildren, Myah and Colton; Fiance Rocky Bourbeau and his family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her two sisters, Janie Nicholson and Linda Medlin. A Celebration of Life Service for Candi will be conducted at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 10:00 with Pastor Kennie Berger of the NorthRidge Church officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 9:00 AM until the start of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to NorthRidge Church, 400 Adelphi Street, Inverness, FL 34452.


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.


Colleen Meahl

Colleen E Meahl, 86, Inverness, FL
Colleen E. Meahl, 86, of Inverness, passed away Monday, March 13, 2017 at New Horizon Assisted Living Facility in Inverness. Colleen was born April 3, 1930 in Dante, Virginia to Roy and Rosa Hall and came to Citrus County in 1968 from Alexandria, VA. She retired as Head Bookkeeper and Assistant Cashier from the Bank of Inverness with 23 years of service, and was a charter member of Cornerstone Baptist Church where she truly enjoyed working in the nursery and church office. She was also a school volunteer at Floral City Elementary. Left to cherish her memory are her sons: Jeffery Meahl and his wife Kay of Inverness, Gregory Meahl and his wife Linda of Ocala; her sister, Peggy Jones and her husband Kline of Inverness; 6 grandchildren, Rebekah, A.J., Landon and his wife Cassidy, Gerren, Chase, and Carys, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Calvin Meahl, on May 28, 2000; 2 brothers, Cecil and Ron Hall; 2 sisters, Louise Consorti and Evelyn Amburgy. Considering Psalm 116:15, precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints, a Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness with Pastors Greg Kell and Darrell Reneau officiating. Private burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Cornerstone Baptist Church, 1100 W. Highland Blvd., Inverness, FL 34452 or Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness.


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.


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.


Angelo Moschella

Angelo S Moschella, 92, Revere, MA
Angelo Samuel Moschella, age 92, of Revere, MA passed away at his daughter's winter residence in Inverness, FL on February 28, 2017. Angelo was born on December 6, 1924 in Revere, MA to the late Pellegrino and Terefina (Tampano) Moschella. He proudly served his country as member of the United States Navy and was a Veteran of World War II. A Catholic by faith, Angelo was a parishoner of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Revere, MA. Those left to mourn Angelo's passing are son, William "Bill" Moschella and his wife Eileen of Lynn, MA; daughter, Linda Doherty and her husband Russell of Revere, MA; sister, Sarah Riley of Revere, MA; grandchildren: Brian, Jason, Billy, Justin, Keri-Ann; and one great grandchild. In addition to his parent's, Angelo was preceded in death by his wife, Antonetta and one son, Robert. Services for Angelo will be held at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Revere, MA at a later date. Interment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everette, MA. Massachussets arrangements are under the direction of the Vertuccio and Smith Funeral Home, Revere, MA. Local arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Mary Murray

Mary L Murray, 97, Lecanto, FL
Mary L. Murray, age 97, of Lecanto, FL passed away February 20, 2017 at Superior Residences of Lecanto. Mary was born on May 13, 1919 in Duluth, MN to the late Simon A. and Esther (Blackwood) Tessman. She was a homemaker throughout her life and was married to Rollin L. Murray until his passing on March 1, 1999. Mary made Citrus County her home in 2014 after relocating from Bradenton, FL. She was a Christian by faith and enjoyed playing Bridge and reading in her spare time. Those left to mourn Mary's passing and cherish her precious memory are her son, Robert L. Murray and his wife Joan of Inverness, FL; daughter, Jeana H. Gambino and her husband Frank of Lake Orion, MI; grandchildren: Rob and Amanda; and great grandchildren: Abigail, Olivia and Ella. In addition to her husband, Mary was preceded in death by her sister, Elizabeth "Buddy" Shotwell. Mary's urn will be laid to rest with her husband at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the 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.


June Nash

June C Nash, 86, Hernando, FL
June C. Nash, age 86, of Hernando, FL passed away at her residence on February 5, 2017 after a long illness. June was born on March 17, 1930 to the late Clarence R. and Isabella (Wyrick) Crowell. She was born and raised in Bluefield, W.V. and graduated from Beaver High School. June went on to attend Bluefield College and later attended Concord College in Athens, W.V. On August 9, 1951 she married Paul S. Nash, also of Bluefield W.V., with whom she shared 65 years of marriage. They made Citrus County their home in 1990 after relocating from Memphis, TN. During her early years of marriage she taught High School Math at Tazewell High School in Tazewell, VA. and at Graham High School in Bluefield, VA. Due to the nature of Paul's job, they made several moves over the years and lived in several different states. After the birth of her children, June was a dedicated homemaker that liked to be involved in activities. While living in Columbia, S.C. she was a Cub Scouts Den Mother for 7 years. In Atlanta, GA she was the Church Pianist and Sunday School Superintendent. In Columbus, OH she was a hospital volunteer for 10 years and in Memphis, TN she was active in the Tennessee Association of Women's Club and held a state office position. In Florida, June was the President of the Citrus Hills Woman's Club and sang in the Citrus Hills Choir. She enjoyed playing Bridge, entertaining friends and planning parties. June and her husband Paul have been active members of the Hernando Methodist Church for the past 25 years where she served on several committees. She and Paul also loved to travel. They began taking R.V. trips in 1955 and visited all lower 48 states as well as Canada and Mexico. She and Paul also enjoyed cruising and had been on 14 different voyages since his retirement. June will be remembered as a happy person with a positive attitude that never had a bad word to say about anyone. In addition to her loving husband Paul, those left to mourn June's passing are sons, Paul Steven Nash and his wife Rebecca of Odessa, FL, George "Pete" Raymond Nash and his wife Jill of Gainesville, FL; and grandchildren: Hunter, Taylor, Jennifer, Michael and Julia. In addition to her parent's, June was preceded in death by her sister, Betty C. Ireson. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is planned for Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL with Reverend David Spaulding of the Hernando United Methodist Church officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. June's urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Muriel Neel

Muriel H Neel, 99, Inverness, FL
Muriel H. Neel, age 99, of Inverness, FL passed away March 7, 2017 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. Muriel was born in Englewood, NJ on December 18, 1917 to the late Harvey Edward and Rose (Handwerg) Crum. She was a graduate of both Park Ridge High School, Park Ridge, N.J. and the Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School in New York. Muriel was a Banker for most of her working career and moved to Florida in 1981 from Metuchen, NJ. She has resided in Citrus county for over 30 years. She was a den mother for the Cub Scouts when her son was young and also taught Sunday School. In her spare time Muriel enjoyed gardening, cross stitching, and needle point. She also liked to knit and would make sweaters and socks for her family. Left to mourn Muriel's passing are her children Thomas Huber and his wife Evelyn of Inverness, and Carol Berning and her husband Jeff of Jupiter, FL; 4 grandchildren, Robert Justice and his wife Sherrie, Kimberly Benge and her husband Denny, Jennifer Justice, Thomas Huber, Jr. and his wife Shannon; 7 great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law Alice Crum of Inverness. Muriel was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward and John Crum and one sister, Eleanor Whitehead. A Celebration of Muriel's Life is planned for Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 3:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness with Pastor David R. Smith of Cornerstone Baptist Church officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Muriel's memory to the Friends of Citrus County Animal Services, P.O. Box 641, Inverness, FL 34451. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Raymond "Eugene" Nix

Raymond "Eugene" Nix, 56, Floral City, FL
Raymond "Eugene" Nix, age 56, of Floral City, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on March 3, 2017. Eugene was born on January 2, 1961 in Hammond, IN to Shela Darlene (Earheart) and the late Jimmy Eugene Nix. As a child he attended nursery school in Gary, IN and went on to attend classes at the Little Red Schoolhouse in Crown Point, IN. In 1993 Eugene and his family made Citrus County, FL their home after relocating from Crown Point, IN. He started attending the Key Training Center in 1997 where he made many wonderful friends throughout the years. Eugene was involved in many activities including the Key Center Bowling League and the Special Olympics. He and his family were members of F.F.R.A. - Family and Friends Reaching Beyond Disability. Eugene loved dogs and greatly enjoyed the affection and kindness they showed to him. He also enjoyed eating spaghetti and had a special Batman necklace that he was very fond of and was the first thing he put on when he arrived home each day. Eugene also was a loyal and devoted viewer of the CBS television network and enjoyed watching television while he colored. Eugene was so very special to his family and they often called him by his nickname of "Blu". He touched so many peoples lives over the years, all without speaking a word. Eugene will be greatly missed by all those who were fortunate enough to have known him. Those left to mourn Eugene's passing are his mother, Shela "Darlene" Partin and his step father, Reid J. Partin of Floral City, FL; sister, Shela Renee' Schott and her husband Daniel T. of Valparaiso, IN; nieces: Danielle R. Battista, her husband Adam and their son Leo of Chicago, IL and Calli B. Dado and her husband Rob of Crown Point, IN; aunts: Gladys Windle of York Haven, PA, Wanda Jordan of Inverness, FL and Odessa Carpinetti and her husband Jerry of Floral City, FL; uncle, Elmer Earhart and his wife Robin of Royal Palm Beach, FL; and many cousins and extended family. Eugene's family plan to have a gathering of his closest friends at the Key Training Center at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made in Eugene's honor to F.F.R.A., Inc., 10 Moser Ct. S., Homosassa, FL 34446 or The Key Training Center, 5399 W Gulf to Lake Hwy., Lecanto, FL 34461. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Raymond Normoyle

Raymond Normoyle, 68, Inverness, FL
Raymond Normoyle, 68, of Inverness, FL passed away March 19, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. He was born in Chicago, IL on April 4, 1948 to the late Benedict F. and Clara (Foitkiewicz) Normoyle. Raymond was a RAD waste technician in the power industry, and a U.S. Army Viet-Nam veteran. He arrived in this area 31 years ago coming from Addison, IL, and was a Catholic by faith. Raymond enjoyed watching horse races, and spending time with family, friends, and his dogs. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Adelinde "Linda" Normoyle of Inverness. Other survivors include his daughter, Caroline Loggins and her husband Gary of Floral City, FL.; and 5 grandchildren. Graveside services with military honors for Raymond will be conducted on Friday, 10:00 A.M. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. The procession from the funeral home to the cemetery will depart at 9:15 A.M. sharp. Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


James O'Neil, Jr.

James F O'Neil, Jr., 75, Lecanto, FL
James Francis O'Neil, Jr., 75, Lecanto, FL passed away February 24, 2017 in the Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast. Jim was born in Newton,MA on September 29, 1941 to the late James F. and Marie (Sullivan) O'Neil, Sr. He came to Florida in 2003 from Plymouth, MA. He was an accountant, having worked for Beverly Hospital and others during his professional career. Jim served our country in the U.S. Marine Corps and was of the Catholic Faith. An avid and proficient golfer, he enjoyed watching all sports, especially the New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox. Most importantly, he was devoted to his wife, Mary, their two children, and grandchildren. Left to mourn their loss is his wife of 48 years, Mary Lynch O'Neil; two children, Kevin O'Neil and his wife Robyn of Needham, MA; Kellie O'Neil Olson of Citrus Springs, FL; 1 sister, Brenda Palmer, Needham, MA; 4 grandchildren, Jonathan Romero, Tyler Olson, Brooke and Dillon O'Neil. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017, 10:00 AM from St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Needham, MA. Burial will follow in The Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA. Reposing hours will be on Monday from 4-7 PM at Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Ave., Needham, MA 02492. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness, Florida was in charge of Florida arrangements.


Michael Pacecca

Michael A Pacecca, 58, Floral City, FL
Michael Alexander Pacecca, age 58, passed from this earth when Jesus came and carried him home on February 25, 2017. Michael was born on November 11, 1958 in Austin, TX to the late Charlotte Ann Soffel and and was raised in St. Petersburg, FL. He had a great love of nature and being outdoors. Michael enjoyed camping, fishing, bike riding, helping others and socializing with friends. He was a man of strong faith with a loving and forgiving heart and a friend to everyone he met. Michael has gone to his eternal home in heaven where there is no more sorrow, sickness or separation. He was loved by all those who knew him. Those left to mourn Michael's passing are his son, Michael Pacecca, Jr. of South Dakota; sister, Dawn Hawkins of Clearwater, FL; father, Robert T. Pacecca, Sr. of St. Petersburg, FL; sister, Lorraine King of St. Petersburg, FL; brother, Robert Pacecca, Jr. of Largo, FL; 4 grandchildren; aunt, Sarah Waldron; cousins, nieces, nephew and many very dear friends. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


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.


Catherine "Cecelia" Powell

Catherine "Cecelia" Powell, 99, Ocala, FL
Catherine "Cecelia" Powell, age 99, of Ocala, FL passed away Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Crown Court Assisted Living Facility in Inverness, FL. Cecelia was born on May 23, 1917 in Tathan Springs, KY to the late William E. and Addie Mae (Pinkston) Foster. She worked as a Legal Secretary for a manufacturing firm throughout her life and was a Christian by faith. In 2004, she made Ocala her home after relocating from Kentucky. Cecelia greatly enjoyed reading in her spare time. Those left to mourn Cecelia's passing and cherish her precious memory are her son, Don B. Powell of Inverness, FL; daughter, Judith Kovalcin of Ocala, FL; 4 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parent's, Cecelia was preceded in death by one sister and one brother. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Edith Price

Edith L Price, 94, Crystal River, FL
Edith Louise Price, 94, Crystal River, passed Jan. 22, 2017. Born in Great Falls, Montana on July 14, 1922 to the late Rudolph and Ida (Albo) Nitz. She was a homemaker. Predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Richard Price March 10, 2001. Survived include her son, Richard A. Price of McKinney, TX; 3 daughters: Carole Price of Hammonton, N.J., Kathy Delaney of Setauket, N.Y., and Deb Lockwood, Binghamton, N.Y.; 7 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. Reposing at Chas E Davis Funeral Home Thursday, Jan 26th at 11:30 AM until departure for Florida National Cemetery at 12:45 PM Interment scheduled for 1:30 PM


Yvonne Puro

Yvonne D Puro, 74, Inverness, FL
Yvonne Dena Puro, 74, Inverness passed away at home on March 3, 2017. Mrs Puro was born April 8, 1942 in Detroit, MI to the late Leo J and Margaret (Ackley) Gietzen and moved to this area from Algonec, MI. She was a homemaker and a long time member of V.F.W. Post 4337 Ladies Auxiliary. Yvonne also enjoyed being a member of the Inverness Chicks, and the Red Hat Society and loved to dance and sing Kar-a-o-ke. Yvonne also enjoyed gardening and decorating her home for Christmas and sharing it with everyone. She is survived by 2 sons, Dale A. Puro, Richmond, MI; Darrell J. (Cindy) Puro, Algonec, MI; 2 daughters, Deborah Vanderhagen, Chesterfield, MI; Darlene R. Spiney, Key West, FL; 2 sisters, Linda (Chester) Sturgess, The Villages, FL; Therese (Doug) Wilmot, Lewiston, MI; 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Puro on March 19, 2012 and her daughter, Donna Hernandez. A Celebration of Life Service is planned for Friday, March 10th from 12 Noon to 2 PM at the V.F.W. Post 4337 in Inverness. Service will be followed by a luncheon. Yvonne's urn will be laid to rest at a later date in Florida National Cemetery. Cremation arrangements were under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary.


Alton Read

Alton E Read, 70, Lecanto, FL
Alton Edward Read, age 70, of Lecanto, FL passed away March 3, 2017 at his residence in Lecanto. He was born on March 20, 1946 in Providence, RI to the late Arthur and Alice (Borsey) Read. Alton was an automotive mechanic for the city of Cranston police department in Cranston, RI, and a U.S. Army Viet-Nam veteran. He arrived in this area in 2015, coming from West Warwick, RI, and was a Baptist by faith. Alton enjoyed golfing, and having a few beers with his buddies. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Linda Read. Other survivors include his son, Shawn Read of Lecanto, and his daughter Lisa LoBianco; his sister Carol Lepore; and 2 grandchildren: Robbie and G'Anna Marie. He was preceded in death by his brother, Arthur Read. A Celebration of Life Gathering of Family and Friends is scheduled for Friday, from 9:00 A.M. until 10:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL. Burial with military honors will follow the gathering at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL


Carolyn Riede

Carolyn L Riede, 85, Homosassa, FL
Carolyn L. Riede, age 85, of Homosassa, FL passed away January 31, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Carolyn was born on June 13, 1931 in Morton, MS. to the late A.P. and Jessie Jewel (Noblin) Lindsey. She began her working career as a Bank Teller and eventually worked her way up to become a Vice President for Unifirst Bank Savings and Loan. On May 26, 1961, Carolyn married the love of her life, Johann "John" Riede, with whom she shared 55 years of loving marriage. She and John truly enjoyed spending time together and they traveled throughout the United States and Canada for over 7 years in their R. V. They even worked as Ambassadors and Park Representatives for the Alaska State Parks and the Pensacola and Everglades National Parks in Florida. They made Citrus County their home 14 years ago when they finally decided to park their R.V. for good. Carolyn was a Baptist by faith and attended worship services at Faith Baptist Church in Homosassa, FL. Prior to putting down roots in Florida, Carolyn and John lived in the Jackson, MS area. While living there they were members of a Square Dancing Club that had appeared on local television broadcasts. After their move to Florida, they became active in the German Club of Citrus County and greatly enjoyed attending their annual Christmas and Octoberfest dances. Carolyn was a social butterfly at heart and loved entertaining family and friends. She also enjoyed the outdoors, going to the beach and growing flowers and pineapples in her garden. In addition to her loving husband John, those left to mourn Carolyn's passing are her children: Erich Johann Riede and his wife Amanda of Florence, MS, Kathy Atchison and her husband Billy of Lithia, FL; 5 grandchildren: Drew, Jordan, Jessie, Weston, Colton; and 2 great-grandchildren: Harper and Lorelei. In addition to her parent's, Carolyn was preceded in death by her brother, Paul Lindsey. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is planned for Sat, February 4, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness with Reverend Greg Kell of Cornerstone Baptist Church officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Carolyn's memory to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


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


Carol Rivers

Carol A Rivers, 72, Inverness, FL
CAROL ANN RIVERS, 72 of Inverness, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 under the loving care of her family, at the Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast Hospice House in Lecanto. Carol was born on December 25, 1944 in Middlebury, Vermont to the late Arthur L. and Marjorie (Dugan) Le Beau. She came to Citrus County in 2005 from Vergennes, Vermont. Carol was a bookkeeper for Le Beau & O'Brien Oil Company and Gas Station for 37 years. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. In her spare time she enjoyed knitting, playing bingo and visiting with her neighbors in Stoneridge Landing. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 41 years, James S. Rivers; her son Michael Le Beau and his wife, Robin, of Vergennes, VT; Her brother Fred Le Beau of Inverness; her sister Doris O'Brien of Vergennes, VT; granddaughter, Jenney and great grandchildren: Dyllon and Paige. Memorial services for Carol will be conducted on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 2:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, with Fr. Clauduis Mganga, of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home at 1:00 PM until service time. Carol will be laid to rest at the Prospect Cemetery in Vergennes, VT. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Charles Roberts

Charles F Roberts, 62, Floral City, FL
Charles F. Roberts, age 62, of Floral City, FL died at his residence on March 20, 2017. Charles was born on July 27, 1954 in Urbana, OH to John T. and Trussie (Adams) Roberts. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and went on to do maintenance work for the auto industry. In 1975 he married Rhonda Shingler and would have celebrated 42 years of loving marriage on March 22nd. Charles and Rhonda made Citrus County their home 5 years ago after relocating from Springfield, OH. He greatly enjoyed fishing, boating and playing pool. Charles had a tremendous love for his children and grandchildren and had enjoyed coaching his sons soccer and basketball teams when they were young. In addition to his loving wife, those left to mourn Charles' passing are his son, Joshua Roberts and his fiance' Stacey Shafer of Columbus, OH; brothers: John and Terry Roberts of Urbana, OH; sister, Sue Fraizer of Urbana, OH; and 3 grandchildren: Dessa, Marissa and Hallie Roberts. Charles was preceded in death by one son, Charlie Roberts and one brother, Jimmy Roberts. Charles' family plan on laying his urn to rest in Ohio at a later date. Private cremation 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.


Michele Ryan

Michele A Ryan, 47, Floral City, FL
Michele Ann Ryan, age 47, of Floral City, FL passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017 with her loving family by her side at the HPH Care Center, Brooksville. Michele was born on December 30, 1969 in Red Bank, N.J. to Katherine Julia (Baum) and the late Robert Joseph Ryan. Florida became her home when she was 6 years old after her family relocated from New Jersey. Michele graduated from Citrus High School in 1989 and was a member of the ROTC. She attended Mansfield Business School in Mansfield, TX then returned to Florida and graduated in 1997 from WTI Corrections Academy. Michele went on to become a Correctional Officer for the Hernando County Jail. A Baptist by faith, she enjoyed singing hymns and having informal church services at home with her family. Michele was a gifted poet and has numerous journals filled with her work. She was an avid knife collector, extremely patriotic and proud to be an American Citizen. She was a great supporter of our troops. Michele will be remembered as an extremely kind, loving, forgiving person and a dedicated mother and grandmother. Those left to mourn Michele's passing are her significant other of 25 years, Anna Barrientos of Floral City, FL; daughter, Katherine Marques (Mathew) of Inverness, FL; adopted son, Anthony Smith of Floral City, FL; stepdaughters: Rosemary Schoenagel of Gadsden, AL, Bobbie Jo Vega (Carlos) of Tulsa, OK, Joann Williams of Brooksville, FL, Sonya Williams (Cedric) of Ocala, FL, Carol Barrientos of Gadsden, AL; brother, Christopher Ryan (Angie) of Inverness, FL; sisters: Katherine Gaytan (Jorge) of Raleigh, N.C., Karen Ryan and Lynn Ryan of Inverness, FL; grandchildren: Hailey, Gabriel, Devon, Dylan, Hector, Jonathan, Christopher, Kaden, Felipe, Cedric Jr., Kenny, Victor Jr., Rosa, Isabella, Anna, Natalia, Elizabeth, Allison, Sophia; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her father, Michele was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Farley in 2013. A Funeral Service for Michele will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 2:00 PM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor David Lucas of the Inverness Church of God officiating. Burial will follow the service at Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City, FL. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Mitchile Saad

Mitchile C Saad, 74, Floral City, FL
Mitchile C. "Mitch" Saad, Sr., 74, of Floral City, FL passed away on March 16, 2017 at Heron Pointe Health & Rehab in Brooksville, FL. He was born in Greenville, SC on December 29, 1942 to the late Charles E. and Cleo (Goode) Saad. Mitch owned his own carpet and ornamental rug store. He was a Catholic by faith, and a U.S. Army veteran.Mitch arrived in this area in 1988, coming from Largo, FL. He was a life member of the VFW Post 7122 in Floral City. Mitch also held memberships with the Disabled American Vets, and the Sheriff's Association. He is survived by his loving wife Brenda Lee Saad of Floral City. Other survivors include his children, Mitch C. Saad, Jr. of Floral City, and Nancy McCarthy also of Floral City; brothers Charley Saad, Jr. and Charles E. Saad; grandchildren Connie, Ryan, and Johnny McCarthy, and Amanda Saad; and great-grandchild Chance McCarthy. Mitch's urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell at a later date. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Rosemarie Santero

Rosemarie M Santero, 78, Inverness, FL
Rosemarie M. Santero, age 78, of Inverness, FL passed away February 12, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Rosemarie was born on October 7, 1938 in Staten Island, N.Y. to the late Vincent and Madeline (Yenny) Cowhig. She shared 57 loving years of marriage with Daniel Santero. Rosemarie worked as a Food Caterer throughout her life. In 1989, she and Daniel made Citrus County their home after relocating from Staten Island, N.Y. She was a Catholic by faith and formerly attended services at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness. Rosemarie was a proud member of the Citrus County Italian-American Club where she enjoyed playing cards with fellow members. She was a member of the SHARE Club and also enjoyed playing bingo, going to the beach and spending time with her family, friends, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband Daniel, those left to mourn Rosemarie's passing are her son, Daniel Santero, Jr. of Inverness, FL; daughter, Susan Pepe and her husband Louis of Floral City, FL; brother, Vincent Cowhig and his wife Ann of Manahawkin, N.J.; sister, Regina Dugan and her husband Charles of Staten Island, N.Y.; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. A Funeral Service for Rosemarie is planned for Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 11:00 AM located at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home. The family will receive friends in visitation at the funeral home beginning at 9:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Rosemarie's memory to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL


Sylvia Schettino

Sylvia M Schettino, 103, Inverness, FL
Sylvia Margaret Schettino, 103, Crystal River, formerly of Inverness passed away January 29, 2017 in the Crystal River Health & Rehab Center following a lengthy stay. Mrs Schettino was born May 27, 1913 in Beaverdale, PA to the late Vincenzo and Paolina Bizzarri and moved to Florida in 1975 from New York City where she was an Administrative Assistant for The Dept. of Social Services in New York City. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and Life Member of the Communication Workers of America. She and her husband, Anthony were also active in the Highlands Civic Association. He passed away January 31, 1987. Survivors include a step son, William Schettino, Freeport, FL; step daughter, Joan Adametz, Boca Raton, FL; several step grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Feb 2nd at 10:00 AM from Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with burial following in Oak Ridge Cemetery.


Wesley Schival

Wesley F Schival, 70, Ocala, FL
Wesley F. Schival, 70, of Ocala, passed away Friday February 24, 2017 at Ocala Regional Medical Center. Wesley was born in Philadelphia, PA on January 21, 1947 to the late Wesley and Catherine (Hilferty) Schival and came to Florida in 2003 from there. He was a US Army veteran. He worked in the restaurant industry and absolutely loved to play golf. Wesley is survived by his wife, Carol Schival; his daughter, Jennifer Schival and husband, Paul; 4 brothers, Joseph Schival; John Schival, Jim Schival, and Mark Schival; 2 sisters, Catherine Schival and Mary Beth Tirpak ; 2 grandchildren, Nathaniel and Noelle. Private cremation arrangements under the direction of the Chas E Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.


Anna Seery

Anna M Seery, 89, Inverness, FL
Anna M. Seery, 89, of Inverness, FL passed away February 23, 2017 at Diamond Ridge Health and Rehab in Lecanto, FL. She was born in Manhattan, NY on July 4, 1927 to the late John and Anna (Battipaglia) Donno. Anna arrived in this area in 1986, coming from Staten Island, NY and was a Catholic by faith. Anna enjoyed ballroom dancing and was an accomplished seamstress. She participated in several Staten Island childrens programs in the Stapleton area, and enjoyed crafting. Anna had a varied working career. She was the first female Safety Officer for New York State for 22 years, and was an alumni of the Citrus County Sheriff's Citizens Academy. Anna also worked as a bakery and meat company cashier, was a phone operator, worked for Sears, was a part time travel agent, and loved selling jewelry. She also loved her annual garage sales. Anna was preceded in death by her husband William in 2001, her brother Guy Donno of Inverness, and her sister Amelia Gilardi of Staten Island. Survivors include her children William T. Seery of Staten Island, and Carol A. Seery of Inverness, and 2 grandchildren, Gregory and John. Anna's urn will be laid to rest with her husband at Florida National Cemetery at a later date. A Celebration of Life gathering of family and friends is scheduled for Tuesday, March 7, from 4:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the charity of you choosing, or to Diamond Ridge Health and Rehab, 2730 W. Marc Knighten Court, Lecanto, FL 34461.


William Selvidio

William H Selvidio, 86, Crystal River, FL
William H. Selvidio, Jr., 86, of Crystal River, FL passed away February 18, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. He was born in Norwich, CT on August 7, 1930 to the late William H. and Gertrude (Boenig) Selvidio, Sr. William was a Computer Processer for IBM, and a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War era. He was a Catholic by faith, and enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing, and golfing. He is survived by one son, William H. Selvidio, III of Pennsylvania; one daughter, Sandra R. Selvidio of Crystal River, one brother Ray Selvidio of Ft. Myers, FL; 7 grandchildren, Anthony, John, Andrew and Brianna of FL, Cori and Joshua of CT, and Jacob of VT; and 7 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


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.


Anita Shepard

Anita L Shepard, 61, Inverness, FL
Anita L. Shepard, age 61, of Inverness, FL passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Anita was born on July 26, 1955 in St. Louis, MO to the late Clarence and Ruth Vanitta (Walton) Dowthitt. She was employed by the Nestle Food Corporation in the packaging department for a number of years. Anita made Citrus County her home 4 years ago after relocating from Granite City, IL where she grew up. She was married to John Joseph Shepard until his passing on August 26, 2011. Anita was a member and supporter of many Veterans organizations in the area. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening and listening to music. She had a great love for animals, especially dogs. Those left to mourn Anita's passing are her sister, Diane Dowthitt and her husband Ed Bodanske of Cape Coral, FL; and significant other, Michael Mendez of Inverness, FL. Private cremation 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.


Gloria Snyir

Gloria L Snyir, 86, Lecanto, FL
Gloria Lee Snyir, age 86, of Lecanto, FL passed away on February 14, 2017 at Diamond Ridge in Lecanto, FL. Gloria was born on July 10, 1930 in Toledo, OH to the late Chester and Lillian Garey. She met her late husband, Steve M. Snyir when she auditioned for and was later hired as a vocalist for his 16 piece orchestra. Gloria and Steve shared 53 years of loving marriage until his passing in October of 2002. Gloria worked as a buyer for a department store throughout her life and made Citrus County Florida her home in 1994 after relocating from Lambertville, MI. A Catholic by faith, she attended worship services at Our Lady of Fatima, Inverness. Gloria was an excellent painter and especially enjoyed painting portraits of people and also pets. She also enjoyed working in her yard and cooking. She especially enjoyed cooking holiday dinners for her friends and residents of Stoneridge Landing. Those left to mourn Gloria's passing and cherish her memory are her sons: Gregory Snyir of Toledo, OH, Stephen Snyir of Fountain Inn, S.C. and Ron Snyir of Phoenix, AZ. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


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.


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.


Florence Stype

Florence H Stype, 93, Lecanto, FL
Florence H. Stype, 93 of Lecanto, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Superior Residence of Lecanto the care of her family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Born in Wichita Falls, Texas on April 24, 1923 to the late Martin and Ida Ruth (Essler) Litteken, she came to Citrus County in 1978 from Clearwater, FL. While living in Clearwater, she and her first husband Warren (deceased 08/20/1979) ran the Skylit Motel for 5 years. Florence and her late husband Dick (deceased 08/21/2014) raised animals on their 20 acre farm. She enjoyed playing the slots in Vegas and Tampa, gardening, quilting, crocheting, embroidery and hooked rugs. Florence loved to travel. She and her late husband Dick, had traveled all over the United States in their RV. Left to cherish her memory are her children: Warren (Dorothea) Bartlett of Palm Harbor, FL, Sandra L. Bartlett of Belleville, MI, Claire E. Bartlett of Inverness, FL, Jean M. (Nathan) Simar of Northfield, MN, Mary Jo (Patrick) Golley of Pinellas Park, FL, and Sue A. Bartlett of Lutz, FL; her sister, Anna Faye Gadbery; 9 grandchildren: Phaedra Ann, Rika, Curtis, Bryan, Jessica, Mike, Isaac, Alexander and Regina and 3 great grandchildren: Timothy, Nigel and Warren. Florence was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 5 sisters.


Eric Sundquist

Eric W Sundquist, 78, Homosassa, FL
Eric W. Sundquist, 78 of Homosassa, passed away Tuesday, Feburary 14, 2017 at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center in Crystal River. Born in Norwood, Massachusetts on June 1, 1938 to the late Harold and Annie (Sword) Sundquist, Eric started visiting Citrus County in 2009 and moved here permanently in 2012 from up state New York. He retired as an auditor after 45 years from Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford, CT. While working for them he had the opportunity to work in Norway and Sweden on several occasions. Eric was a US Army veteran, a member of the NRA, and a Boy Scout Leader for 12 years. He was a recreational pilot and had built and re-modeled his own plane. Left to cherish his memory is his son, Mike Sundquist and his wife Laura, of Homosassa; his grandsons: Matthew and Tyler and his companion of 12 years, Patty Prest. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Cremtory, Inverness.


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.


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.


Paul Thill

Paul H Thill, 99, Inverness, FL
Paul H. Thill, 99, of Inverness, FL passed away February 1, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born in Milwaukee, WI on December 18, 1917 to the late Joseph N. and Catherine (Hanke) Thill. Paul was a U.S. Army veteran who served in WWII, and a Catholic by faith. He arrived in this area in 2003, coming from Athens, NY. Paul attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness and was a live time member of the Knights of Columbus. Paul was a truck dispatcher for United Fruit Company/Chiquita Bananas. He enjoyed going on cruises, playing card games, especially "31", and had a big sweet tooth. Paul had a wonderful sense of humor, and loved telling jokes and making people laugh. He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Mary Ann Thill. Other survivors include his step-children Marcus Miller of Inverness, and James Miller and his wife Mary Ann of Athens, NY; 3 step-grandchildren and 6 step great-grandchildren; niece Judy and Nephew Thomas. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Edward Thompson, Jr.

Edward S Thompson, Jr., 68, Floral City, FL
Edward Shippen Thompson, Jr., age 68, of Floral City, FL passed away at his residence on February 28, 2017. Edward was born on November 14, 1948 in Danville, PA to the late Emma (Mead) and Edward S. Thompson, Sr. He was a graduate of the Valley Forge Military Academy and went on to proudly serve his country as a member of the United State Air Force. Edward went on to own and operate his own lawn care company and made Citrus County Florida his home in 1999 after he relocated from Naples, FL. He had a strong Christian faith and was known for his extremely big generous heart. Edward never met a stranger and would always go out of his way and do what he could to help others in need. He also loved animals and had raised 3 wolves. In his spare time, Edward loved to ride motorcycles. Those left to mourn Edward's passing are his dear friend and brother, "Tramp" and his wife Deb of Anna, IL; Life long brother "Lefty" of Arizona; his friend of 14 years, Gary McCammon and his wife Julie of Floral City, FL; and Joe Sweet of Floral City, FL. Edward's friends plan to honor his life and memory at Florida National Cemetery on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 10:30 AM where full military honors will be rendered. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


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)


Walter Treftz

Walter H Treftz, 80, Hernando, FL
Walter H. Treftz, Jr., 80 of Hernando, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Walter was born on January 5, 1937 in Gulfport, Florida to the late Walter H. and Rachel (Engelsen) Treftz. He came to Citrus County in 1987 from Port Richey, FL. Walter retired from the US Navy as a Chief Petty Officer with 22 years of service. He served aboard the destroyer escort USS Greenwood. He was sent to Iceland twice, Vietnam three times and also to Alaska, Panama and South Africa. He also served in the Air Force for 4 years prior to enlisting in the Navy. He was formerly a Citrus County surveyor. After he left his job as a surveyor, Walter missed being at sea so he joined the Merchant Marines for a period of time where he was a Radio Officer. He was a ham radio operator and short wave radio operator during his lifetime, but no "CB's". Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 31 years, Rosemary; his 2 sons: Andrew Treftz of Hernando and Kristjan Konrad Treftz of Jacksonville; his daughter Carol Treftz of Gulfport; step son: Wayne (Robin) Carroll of Castle Rock, CO and step daughter Linda (John) Baty of Azle, TX; his grandchildren: Erik (Sara) Treftz, Christopher (Treftz) Lindsey (William) Warren, Brandy Thomas and John Gerbich; great grandchildren: Evelyn and Alice Warren; and his special cousin, Ulf Engelsen of Tonsberg, Norway. Funeral services for Walter will be held on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness. Burial with military honors will follow at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 10:00 AM until service time. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


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.


Ellen Umbenhaur

Ellen B Umbenhaur, 88, Inverness, FL
Ellen Belle Umbenhaur, age 88, of Inverness, FL passed away Friday, March 10, 2017 at Superior Residences of Lecanto. Ellen was born on April 9, 1928 in Chicago, IL to the late Lyle and Jesse (Stanley) Hanegan. She was a graduate of Fenger High School in Chicago, IL. Ellen was married to Ellery Umbenhaur for 65 years until his passing on March 9, 2015. She and her husband originally made Citrus County their home 20 years ago after relocating from Niles, MI. A woman of faith, she formerly attended worship services at New Testament Baptist Church in Floral City. When Ellen was a teenager she was a talented classical piano player. In her spare time she enjoyed doing crafts, cooking and serving in the church. Ellen had dedicated much of her time over the years assisting with Vacation Bible School and teaching Sunday School. Those left to mourn Ellen's passing and cherish her precious memory are her sons: Gary Umbenhaur and his fiancee' Carol Hearn of Inverness, FL, David Umbenhaur and his wife Tammi of Buchanan, MI; grandchildren: Angela Hostettler and her husband Gordon, Benjamin Umbenhaur, Joshua Umbenhaur and his wife Irene, Matthew Umbenhaur and his fiancee' Christine Williams, Kari Cook and her husband Jon; and great grandchildren: Gordon III, Marta, Gabrielle, Kylee, Johnathan and Alissa. In addition to her loving husband, Ellen was preceded in death by two brothers: Lyle Hanegan, Jr. and Robert Hanegan. A graveside service for Ellen is planned for Monday March 13, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City with Pastor David Clevenger officiating. Friends may call at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home on the morning of the service beginning at 10:00 AM for visitation with the family and to join the procession to the cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Matilda F Wampler, 85, Inverness, FL
Matilda F. "Sis" Wampler, 85 of Inverness, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, under the loving care of her family. "Sis" was born on October 1, 1931 in Philadelphia, PA to the late George and Matilda (Dewes) Smith. She and her husband, Herb came to Citrus County 30 years ago from Westchester, PA. "Sis" was a retired bookkeeper for a construction company and owned and operated "Creations Ceramics Shop" here locally. She enjoyed crafting and adult coloring books and was Episcopal by faith. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 37 years, Herbert F. Wampler; daughter, Linda J. Frohmander of Lakeland, FL, son, John "Jack" Frohmander, Jr and his wife, Lana Gretkowski, of Myakka City, FL; grandchildren: Jacquelyn Nicole Daton and Brian McMichael and great grandchildren: Phoenix, Conner, Destin and Brandon. Graveside services for Mrs. Wampler will be conducted on Tuesday, February 28th at 2:30 P.M. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. with friends and family meeting at the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Staff Sgt Christopher Warden

Staff Sgt Christopher L Warden, 31, Ft Benning, GA
Christopher Lee Warden, Staff Sgt., U.S. Army, age 31, passed away February 5, 2017 in Columbus, GA. S/Sgt. Warden was born in Ft Lauderdale, FL on May 18, 1985 and came to Citrus County from there. He attended local schools before enlisting in the Army where he served for 10 years prior to his death. He was an avid outdoorsmen, enjoying inshore fishing, triathlons, hiking, hunting, and scuba diving. One of his dreams was to travel the Caribbean on a sail boat and one day open and run his own fishing charter business. Christopher was once given the name "Relentless", proving over time that whatever he had his mind set on, he gave it 100%. He was a prime example of hard work and dedication. A natural born leader, serving the Ranger Regiment as a squad leader with 3/75 and 1/75, he completed Ranger School, airborne, jump master, and other notable military accomplishments. He had a giving and loving heart and would help anyone because that compassion was instilled in him. He loved his family and friends dearly and will be missed by all. He is survived by his wife, Shannon Warden and her daughter, Donna Chapman of Columbus, GA; his mother, Sheryl Warden of Inverness, FL; 4 brothers, Edward K. (Sandra) Warden, Jr. of Ocala, FL; David A. Warden of Floral City, FL; Malcolm T. Massey of Inverness, FL; Marcus C. (Amanda) Massey of Copperas Cove, TX; maternal grandmother, Lena May Cameron of Avon Park, FL; nephews, Tyler Warden and Marcus Massey, Jr., and a niece, Ashlynn Warden; his former wife, Nicole Warden of Savannah, GA Funeral services for S/Sgt Warden will be held on Friday, February 17th at 12:30 PM, from Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Kennie Berger of NorthRidge Church officiating. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery with full military honors being rendered by the Ft Benning Rangers Honor Guard Team. Friends may visit the family at the funeral home from 11:00 AM until the time of service.


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.


Emile Wigeri van Edema

Emile J Wigeri van Edema, 76, Homosassa, FL
Emile Johan Wigeri van Edema, Lt. Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.) age 76 of Homosassa, FL passed away at his residence on January 30, 2017. Emile was born on March 26, 1940 in Dobo, Indonesia to the late Johan A. and Juliana (Van den Broeke) Wigeri van Edema. He was a 30 year veteran of the US Army. In 1981 Emile married Marilyn Dewey, with whom he shared 32 years of marriage until her passing on April 16, 2013. In his spare time he enjoyed traveling, gardening, playing his harmonica and flying kites. Left to cherish his memory is his son, Greg (Diana) Wigeri van Edema of Bradenton, FL; brothers: Ronald (Jennifer) Wigeri van Edema of Coral Springs, FL and Charles (Donna) Wigeri van Edema of Green Cove Springs, FL; his sisters: Caroline (Gerry) Denbroski of Boston, MA; Jane (Chris) Bouhuis of Port St. Lucie, FL; Evelyn Gonzalez of Port St. Lucie, FL and Rosa (John) Pariury of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; and his granddaughters: Elizabeth and Victoria. In addition to his wife, Marilyn who passed away April 16, 2013, he was also preceded in death by his daughter Susan Wigeri van Edema in December 2015, and his brother, Errol Wigeri van Edema. Lt. Col. Wigeri van Edema's urn will be interred at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Mary Wilkinson

Mary B Wilkinson, 71, Inverness, FL
Mary Beth Wilkinson, 71, of Inverness, FL passed away January 22, 2017 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. She was born in Morristown, NJ on August 13, 1945 to the late Joseph J. and Frances H. (Lennon) Durham. Beth was a nursing home Administrative Assistant, and arrived in this area in 2004, coming from Bushnell, FL. She was non-denominational by faith, and loved and enjoyed her grandchildren. Beth also loved to travel with her sister, shopping, and collecting gemstones. She had a special love for horses, winning ribbons in barrel racing competitions. Beth is survived by her loving husband of 32 years, Roy Wayne Wilkinson. She is also survived by her children, Michael Karagines and his wife Karen of Brooksville, FL, Timothy Karagines of Inverness, and Veronica Andrews, also of Inverness; brother Kevin Durham and his wife Helene of Inverness, and sister June Johnson also of Inverness; 10 grandchildren: Ashtin, Daylin, Jordin, Brandon, Trevor, Zachary, Heath, Hanna, Jennah, and Kaylee; and 1 great-grandchild, Vera Lynn. Beth was preceded in death by one brother, Pete Durham. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service with a gathering of family and friends is scheduled for Friday, January 27, 12:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. The family will be receiving friends in visitation at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 A.M. until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Beth's name to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Clyde Winward

Clyde G Winward, 73, Inverness, FL
Clyde G. Winward, age 73, of Inverness, FL passed away January 24, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Clyde was born on October 18, 1943 in Vernal, UT to the late Don and Elna (Gray) Winward. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and was a Veteran of the Berlin Conflict. After his military service, Clyde went on to become a truck driver in the transportation industry. He was a Mormon by faith and made Citrus County his home in 1984 after relocating from Utah. In his spare time, he loved spending time with his life long friend and companion of 33 years, Judy Carpenter. Clyde also enjoyed fishing and hunting. In addition to his loving companion Judy, those left to mourn Clyde's passing are his sons: Alfonso Winward and Robert Winward of Salt Lake City, UT; daughter, Rita Jay Winward of West Valley, UT; and brother, Robert Winward and his wife Diane of Salt Lake City, UT. In addition to his parents, Clyde was preceded in death by two brothers: Gaylon Winward and Jeff Winward. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, 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.


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.


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.


June Yohn

June O Yohn, 86, Floral City, FL
June O. Yohn, 86, resident of Princeton, IL and Floral City, FL died February 27, 2017 at Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing Center. June was born in Princeton, IL on Aug 7, 1930 to the late Ellis and Ruth (Morris) Conkling and had been coming to Florida as a seasonal resident for 40 years. She was employed as a bank teller back in Illinois for 20 years and was of the Catholic Faith. While in Florida, she attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. She and her husband pitched horseshoes as a hobby in several states and Canada. She excelled to the extent that she won 2 World Class Horseshoe Tournaments, one in Greenville, OH and he other in Springfield, IL. In her spare time, she and Frank took several children "under their wing" and guided them to productive lives. June is survived by her husband of 66 years, Frank Yohn of Princeton IL; her sister, Barbara Heuer of Henry, IL; She lost an infant daughter, Sandra K. Yohn in 1952. Funeral services will be from the Grant Johnson Funeral Home in Princeton, IL Friday at 10:30 AM . Burial will follow in Forrest Hill Cemetery, Wyanet, IL. Visitation from Grant Johnson Funeral Home on Thursday from 5:00-7:00 PM Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home was in charge of Florida arrangements.


 

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