Obituaries
For the Last 3 Months.

Charles Ballou

Charles S Ballou, 79, Inverness, FL
Charles Stanley Ballou, age 79, of Inverness, FL, passed away Sunday, August, 6, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Charles was born on October 17, 1937 in Chepachet, R.I. to the late Alden and Bertha (DeVaudreuil) Ballou. On August 22, 1959 he married Judith (Boisvert) with whom he shared 58 years of marriage. Charles worked as a carpenter and superintendent in the construction industry and made Citrus County his home in 1982 after relocating from Carolina, R.I. A Catholic by faith, he was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness and a former member of the Knights of Columbus. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, building things and tinkering in his garage. In addition to his wife Judith, those left to mourn Charles' passing are his son, Charles Ballou, Jr. of Chepachet, R.I.; daughters: Tammy Huggins and Deborah Fiori, both of Inverness, FL; sister, Gertrude O'Hann of Connecticut; 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Richard Ballou, Alden Ballou and sisters: Rose Babbit, Bertha Waters, Rita Beccari. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 10:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness, FL, with Father Tim Cummings, Celebrant. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Anna E Barclay, 85, Inverness, FL
Anna E. Barclay, 85, Inverness, FL passed away October 2, 2017 at her residence in Inverness. She was born on June 1, 1932 to the late Alvin and Anna (Kiehl) Barr. Anna was a homemaker, and arrived in this area in 1970, coming from PA, then from Clearwater,FL. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, and gardening. She was preceded in death by her husband John Barclay in 1987, and her sons, Robert Brubaker and Michael Barclay. She is survived by her daughters Bonita Busby and her husband Michael of St. Petersburg, FL, Debra Smith and her husband James of Inverness, and Vickie Barclay of Winter Haven, FL.; brother Harry Holloway; sisters Betty Hall and Barbara Strunk; 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Anna's urn will be laid to rest at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Clearwater at a later date. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Warren Bicker

Warren J Bicker, 82, Hernando, FL
Warren Joseph Bicker,82, Hernando, FL passed away suddenly at home on October 2, 2017. Warren was born in Baltimore, MD on July 11 , 1935 to the late Warren H. and Elizabeth (Dohoney) Bicker and came here in 1967 from St. Petersburg, FL. Warren was a retired tug boat Captain and formerly owned and operated the Bicker Tire Company. He served our country in the U.S. Navy, was a member of the Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church in Lecanto for over 20 years and the Inverness Elks Lodge. He enjoyed fishing, boating and time with family. Warren was an alumni of St. Petersburg High School where he played in the state award winning band as an accomplished drummer. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 61 years, Janet Cullen Bicker; two children, Mark Bicker and his wife Beverly of Newnan, GA; Janet Lee Tuggle and her husband Rick of Hernando; 3 grandchildren: Alan S. Tuggle, Meredith Bowen, and Abby Bowen. Friends may call on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home from 9:30 - 10:30 AM. The funeral procession will then depart for Florida National Cemetery where graveside services will be conducted by Rev. Chad Townsley of the Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church at 11:30 AM. Military Honors will follow with V.F.W. Post 7122 officiating. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory assisted the family.


Arthur Bizzoso

Arthur Bizzoso, 87, Inverness, FL
Arthur Bizzoso, 87, Inverness, passed away August 5, 2017 in the Citrus Memorial Hospital. A native of Lynbrook, NY, he was born May 25, 1930 to the late Salvatore and Julia (Seawald) Bizzoso and came to Florida in 1982 from Farmingdale, New York. He was a retired commercial truck driver and served our country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, having been discharged in 1953. He was a member of Good Sheperd Lutheran Church in Hernando. Arthur is survived by 2 sons, Arthur S. Bizzoso and Douglas (Kathy) Dzinski, both of Long Island, NY; 2 grandchildren, Shaun and Danielle; 3 great grandchildren, Kayli, Zander, and Lalia; 1 brother, Peter Bizzoso of Long Island; 2 sisters Alice Sallie of Long Island and Julie Bizzoso of Georgia. He was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Marion Bizzoso on December 14, 2016 and his two daughters,Barbara and Katherine Dzinski. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, Aug 11, 2017 at 11:00 AM from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Hernando with The Rev Clyde Powell officiating. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery at 2:00 PM. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Thursday from 4:00 - 6:00 PM.


James Bowers

James Bowers, 76, Spring Hill, FL
James Bowers, age 76, of Spring Hill, FL, passed away August 7, 2017 under the care of hospice at North Pinellas Care Center, Palm Harbor, FL. James was born on August 3, 1941 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to the late James and Barbara (Layer) Bowers. On October 12, 1968 he married Elizabeth P. Crerend with whom he shared 48 years of marriage until her passing on October 18, 2016. A member of the Teamsters Union, he worked in the food industry throughout his life and retired as a delivery driver and shop steward for Hi-Vue Dairy. James and Elizabeth made Hernando County their home in 1987 after moving from Elmont, N.Y. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, going to car shows. James loved to ride motorcycles and enjoyed working on and building Harley's. Those left to mourn his passing sons, James Bowers and his wife Jennifer of Spring Hill, FL, Jeffrey Bowers and Ingrid Alvarez of Bayside Queens, N.Y.; and three grandchildren: Leanne, Brianna and Jeffrey, Jr. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Francis Boyle

Francis X Boyle, 63, Staten Island, NY
Francis Xavier Boyle, Jr., 63, Staten Island, N.Y. died suddenly in Inverness FL on August 22, 2017 while visiting his sister and family. He was born in Rahway, NJ on August 1, 1954 to Francis Xavier and Frances (Brennan) Boyle, Sr. He was a retired commercial truck driver and of the Catholic Faith. One of his favorite things was building Star War Models. Left to cherish his memory are three children, Kelly Maxfield of Piscataway, NJ; Kristen Wilson, South Plainfield, NJ; Matthew Frances Boyle, Piscataway, NJ; four brothers, Brian, Matthew, Timothy, and Mark Boyle; 1 sister, Mary Boyle; 4 grandchildren, Allissa, Conner, Aiden, and Mason; his companion and best friend of 11 years, Mary Ann Molino. He was predeceased by a brother, Raymond Boyle. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at a later date. Private cremation care was under the direction of Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to: National Autism Association, 1 Park Avenue, Suite 1, Portsmouth, RI 02871


John Brenn

John J Brenn, 89, Floral City, FL
John Jacob (J.J.) Brenn, 89, of Floral City, FL passed away August 27, 2017 at Citrus Health & Rehab in Inverness, FL. He was born in Jacksonville, FL on April 8, 1928 to the late Charles B. and Caryl (Aiken) Brenn. John was an Engineer for Southern Bell Telephone, and served our country honorably in the U.S. Coast Guard. John was a proud graduate of Rollins College and a respected member of the Citrus County Cattlemen's Association. John arrived in this area in 1988, coming from Winter Park, FL. He was an Episcopal by faith, and enjoyed hunting, working outside and spending time outdoors. John was the ultimate gentleman and always willing to help others. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Margie C. Brenn of Floral City, and his niece, Penelope Ann Herbst of Cape Canaveral, FL. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Citrus Country Cattlemen's Association. Graveside services are scheduled for Friday, September 8, 10:00 A.M. at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. Military honors will be rendered at the cemetery by VFW Post #4337, Inverness. There are no services at the funeral home. The procession to the cemetery will depart the funeral home at 9:00 A.M. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Marie Brodeur

Marie T Brodeur, 91, Inverness, FL
Marie Therese Brodeur, 91, Inverness passed away on October 16, 2017 at home under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus and The Nature Coast. Marie was born in Quebec, Canada on August 2, 1926 to the late Emile and Beatrice (Proulx) Lemieux and came to Inverness in 1989 from Lake Worth, FL. She was a long time member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish where she enjoyed worshipping her Lord. She adored spending time with her grandchildren, shopping at Bealls, playing Skipbo, and cooking large meals for her family. Marie always looked forward to her trips to Connecticut and Canada. Left to cherish her memory are 8 children: Francis (Mary Ellen) Brodeur, Brookfield, CT, Michael Brodeur, San Bruno, CA, Paul (Lynn) Brodeur, Boca Raton, FL, Claire Comarotti, So. Windsor, CT, Jeanne Brodeur, Inverness, FL, Jacqueline (Robert) Lisee, So. Windsor, CT, Pierre Brodeur, East Hartford, CT, and George (Beatrice) Brodeur, Inverness, FL; 1 brother, Armand; 4 sisters: Rolande, Madeline, Louise, and Suzanne; 13 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, George E. Brodeur and a grandson, Aaron. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, October 23rd at 11:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Claudius Mganga , Celebrant. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home on Monday from 9:00 AM until 10:30 AM followed by a procession to the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial requested to: Our Lady Of Fatima Catholic Church, 550 US-41, Inverness, FL 34450, or Hospice of Citrus and The Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464


Doris Brooks

Doris L Brooks, 85, Inverness, FL
Doris Laverne Brooks, age 85, of Inverness, FL, passed away peacefully at her residence on September 5, 2017, surrounded by her loving family and while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Doris was born on December 9, 1931, in Coos Bay, OR. to the late Victor Richard and Dorthy Lucille (Springstead) Stonelake. She was married to Roy A. Brooks, Jr. for 40 years until his passing on April 20, 1993. Doris made Citrus County, FL her home in 1983 after relocating from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She worked in Retail Sales and was a Homemaker throughout her life. In her spare time she enjoyed reading, shopping and traveling. Doris' greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother. Those left to mourn her passing are her sons: Michael Brooks and his wife Laura of Tallahassee, FL; Timothy Brooks and his wife Mary of Hernando, FL; daughter, Amy Rentz and her husband Joey of Tallahassee, FL; brother, Richard Stonelake; and grandchildren: Adam, Alyssa and Troy. A graveside service is planned for Doris on Friday, September 8, 2017, at 1:30 PM at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL, with Reverend Greg Kell of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Inverness officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home beginning at 12:00 PM which will be followed by a procession to the cemetery at 12:45 PM. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Doris' memory to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 or to a charity of your own choice. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Gayle Burch, MD

Gayle E Burch, MD, 73, Eustis, FL
Gayle Erras Burch M.D., 73 of Eustis, formerly of Inverness, passed away September 26, 2017 at Waterman Hospital in Tavares. She was born on April 26, 1944, in Flushing, Long Island, NY to the late George Edward Gwinup and Erras Blase Gwinup. Dr. Burch was both an Obstetrician/Gynecologist and a professional musician. She attended Oberlin College where she earned her Bachelors degree in Organ Performance in 1965. She then continued her studies at the University of Oklahoma where she earned Masters degrees in Organ Performance in 1967 and Public Health in 1975. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma Medical School in 1979. During her studies she competed and won 3rd place in the International Young Organist Contest for Royal Canadian College of Organists. In 1985, Dr. Burch established her OB/GYN practice in Citrus County. She additionally practiced in Ville Platte, LA and Greenville, IL. In total she practiced for about 25 years, delivering over 3000 babies, including the smallest one to survive in Florida at that time. In addition to her practice, she gave many organ and harpsichord recitals. She also served as the Church Organist for several local churches throughout her life. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Deborah Tender of Metairie, Louisiana, her brothers, Darrell Gwinup of Edwardsville, IL and George Gwinup of Peachtree City, GA; her grandchildren: Liliana, Gabriel and Nicholas, and a niece and nephew. Funeral services for Dr. Burch will be conducted on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 1:00 PM from the Harden-Pauli Funeral Home in Eustis. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11:00 AM until the hour of service. Graveside burial services will be at the Friedens Cemetery in Troy, Illinois Saturday morning. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 E. Ohio Street, Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60611. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness.


Joseph Burns

Joseph R Burns, 88, Palm Harbor, FL
Joseph Robert Burns, 88, of Palm Harbor, FL, formerly of Homosassa, FL passed away July 28, 2017 under the care of Woodside Hospice in Pinellas Park, FL. He was born on March 31, 1929 in Central Falls, RI to the late Joseph and Virginia (Cardin) Burns. Joseph was Catholic by faith, and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict in the French Guiana. He was a Manufacturing Engineer by trade, and arrived in this area in 1993, coming from Cumberland, RI. Joseph enjoyed traveling, having visited several countries including China and Europe. He also enjoyed fishing and camping. Joseph was preceded in death by his loving wife of 54 years, Bonnie Burns in 2008, and one daughter, Carol A. Burns. He is survived by his son Joseph M. Burns and his wife Kenna of Altamont, NY; 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. A graveside service with military honors is scheduled for Thursday, August 3, 11:00 A.M. at Fountains Memorial Park in Homosassa. Friends are encouraged to meet at the cemetery for the service. Cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Sidney Caldwell

Sidney C Caldwell, 86, Homosassa, FL
Sidney C. Caldwell, Jr., age 86, of Homosassa, went to be with his loving wife Helen on August 19, 2017. Sid was born in Fincastle, Virginia, survived by his two loving sons, two granddaughters and five great grandchildren. Sid had a very successful and accomplished life starting with a twenty year career with the National Security Agency where he played a major role in defending his country against Communism during the Cold War. He worked with many Secretaries of Defense and advised four President's of the United States. His last assignment was NSA liason to United States Strike Command in Tampa and in 1971 retired into private business. Sid was owner, with his two sons, of Hercules Fence Company and Caldwell Roses with wife Helen in Pinellas County, sold both companies to move to Homosassa in 1986. Sid and Helen owned the Flower Basket in Inverness until they retired. Dad was the best father a son could ask for, he was involved in all our youth sports programs and never missed a game, he was our biggest fan and gave us his maximum support, in sports and then gave us the same in life where we have strived to be just like him. Dad, we love you and will miss you very much but, we will be together again soon. Plans for family ongoing, Family First!


Michelle Campbell

Michelle N Campbell, 23, Crystal River, FL
Michelle Nicole Campbell, 23, of Crystal River, FL, passed away September 9, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Nicole was born on November 28, 1993 in Inverness to Roy F. Jr. and Michelle Lynn (Beasley) Campbell. She attended Lecanto Middle School and High School. A talented and creative person, she was a gracious and beautiful soul. She will be truly missed by all who knew her. Left to mourn her early and tragic death are her son, Elijah Aryan Day of Crystal River; her parents, Roy F. Jr. and "Shelley" Campbell of Crystal River, her sister and best friend, Ava Lena Campbell and life partner, Justin Ingold of Hernando; her maternal grandmother, Marcia Beasley of Floral City; her aunt Gwendolyn Clemens and husband, Chris of Homosassa, with whom she once lived with for over five years, her uncle Ossie Allen Beasley and wife, Cindy of Floral City, her cousins: Angie Hughes (Ken) of Carson City, NV, Dave Allen Clemens (Savannah) of Lecanto, Brandy Poirier (Jason) of Floral City, Heather Bedford (Aaron) of Floral City and Bradley Buffington of Homosassa. Other cousins: Christopher and William Mitchell of Carson City, NV, Izabel, Emma, Parker Allen and "Lexi" Clemens of Lecanto, Jacob Allen and Carley Poirier of Floral City and Rebecca Ann and Gabriel Bedford of Floral City. Nicole was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Allen "Ossie" Beasley and her great grandmother, Marian Juanita (Beasley) Cole both of Floral City and her paternal grandparents, Roy Frank, Sr. and Ava Lena Campbell of Homosassa. Minister Paulette Spangler, Nicole's great aunt, is traveling from Waterloo, IL for the Memorial Service to be held at the Rock Crusher Church of God in Crystal River on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 5:00 PM. It is requested that everyone please wear bright colors to the service. Nicole's favorite color was purple. Following the service her cremains will be released in a balloon at Fort Island Beach, in Crystal River, a favorite childhood site. Cremation arrangements are under the care of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Kenneth Cochrane

Kenneth J Cochrane, 68, Inverness, FL
Kenneth J. Cochrane, Ph.D., 68, of Inverness, FL passed away September 27, 2017 at Leesburg Regional Medical Center, Leesburg, FL. He was born in Yonkers, NY on October 28, 1948 to the late Kenneth Carson Cochran and Mary Maroney Cochran. Kenneth was a U.S. Navy RM2 veteran of the Viet-Nam conflict. He was a Clinical Psychologist, Psychology Professor, and held membership in the MENSA Society. He arrived in this area in 2011, coming from New Jersey. Kenneth was a guitarist and singer. He was an avid traveler, enjoyed fishing, golfing, antiquing, and loved going to musical concerts. He also enjoyed discovering new restaurants. Kenneth was the most loving and giving husband, father, and friend. He is survived by his loving wife Shawn of 15 months and was his partner in the love of live, spiritual travelers, with nowhere and everywhere to go. Other survivors include his daughters, Julie Cochrane of Lodi, NJ, Sarah Cochrane of Boston, MA and Jessica Cochrane of Boston, MA, who were all his pride and joy. He will be greatly missed by family, friends and his little pals, Shadow and Pepper. A Celebration of Life and Remembrance will be held at Stumpknockers on the Square, Inverness on Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Arline Connolly

Arline R Connolly, 79, Floral City, FL
Arline R. Connolly, 79 of Floral City, passed away August 20, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus County in Lecanto. Born in Garden City, NY in 1938 to the late Robert and Kathryn Rennie, she married Edward Connolly in August 1968 and came to Florida in 1977.  She worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Venice, Florida until she moved to central Florida.  She is survived by her sisters Kathryn McCord and Alison Rennie, her sons Sean Connolly and Jim Petrowski, grandsons Sean Connolly Jr, Jackson Connolly, Nicholas Petrowski, and Nathan Petrowski and granddaughters Melissa Petrowski and Danielle Perdock .  She was preceded in death by her husband Edward and her son Andrew. Funeral services for Arline will be conducted on Wednesday, August 23rd at 10 AM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness.  Please make donations in lieu of flowers to the Humane Society of Citrus County.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness.  Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Elizabeth Copas

Elizabeth A Copas, 72, Inverness, FL
Elizabeth (Ann) Hooper Copas, 72, of Inverness, passed away on August 26, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast after complications associated with a stroke. She was preceded in death by her parents, Vinton and Velma Hooper as well as her loving husband, William (Bill) Copas, who passed away on May 21, 2000. Ann worked as a legal secretary for many years, for her dear friends, Joe and Kathy Indelicato, before retiring. She enjoyed reading and socializing with her friends at Assisted Living. She also enjoyed working her puzzles. Ann is survived by her brother, David Hooper and his wife, Sheila, of San Angelo, Texas, her son Bill Copas and his wife Kelly of Inverness; her daughter Lisa Wall of Inverness; her grandchildren: Cameron, Kayla, Lindsay and Rachael Copas and Brittany Wall. Private arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory of Inverness.


David Cummings

David E Cummings, 84, Inverness, FL
David E. Cummings, Sr., 84, Inverness passed away September 1, 2017 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Mr Cummings was born in Salem, NJ on February 10, 1933 to the late Edward T. and Thelma (Press) Cummings and moved here in 1994 from Pennsville, NJ. He retired from the E. I. DuPont Corporation as a Maintenace Foreman after 41 years of service. He was a member of Inverness Golf & Country Club and the Presbyterian Faith. He served our country during Korea in the U.S. Navy on the USS Tarawa. Left to cherish his memory are his children: Barry T. Cummings of Salisbury, NC; Rodney Cummings of Damascus, MD; Allen J. Cummings and wife, Lisa of Pennsville, NJ ; Kelly Zane and husband, Scott of Murrells Inlet, SC ; 16 grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Carolyn Cummings December 10, 2014. They were married for 49 years. Private cremation care with Chas E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory


Patricia Dampman

Patricia A Dampman, 78, Hernando, FL
Patricia Ann Rickels Dampman, 78, Hernando passed away July 22, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast. Patricia was born in Winchester, VA on September 6, 1938 to the late Charles D. and Alice (Grim) Peters and came to this area in 1994 from there. Prior to retirement, she owned and operated the PS Catering Service in Winchester, VA before moving to Florida. She was a member of the First Church of God in Inverness. Left to cherish her memory are 4 children, Richard P. Miller and companion Nancy Fulton of Goochland, VA; Jeffery A. Miller and wife Stacey of Kingsport, TN; Cynthia Davis and husband James of Lenexa, KS; Christina E. Mathias and husband Harry of New Bern, NC; 1 sister, Janet VanBalen, Seaside, CA; 1 half sister, Ruth Wingfield, Shreveport, LA; 4 grandchildren, Brian, Tiffany, Josh, and Heather; 4 great grandchildren, Colton, Lily, Wyatt, and Weston. She was preceded in death by 2 husbands, Herbert Rickels on July 7, 2008 and Raymond Dampman on December 27, 2011 A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 10:30 AM from the First Church of God in Inverness with Pastor Tom Walker officiating. Interment at a later date in Florida National Cemetery. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory assisted the family.


Jerrill Dawson

Jerrill H Dawson, 75, Inverness, FL
Jerrill H. Dawson, age 75, of Inverness, FL, passed away on Monday, October 9, 2017 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa, FL. Jerrill was born on June 15, 1942 in Portsmouth, VA to the late Edwin and Sylbia (Mynes) Dawson. On August 19, 1967, he married Patricia Drumheller, with whom he shared 50 years of marriage. In 2002, Jerrill and Patricia made Citrus County, FL their home after relocating from Robesonia, PA and attended worship services at the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness. He was a Mig Welder by trade and had been employed by General Motors. While residing in Pennsylvania, he was a member of the Lebanon Valley Sportsman's Club and the Robesonia Fire Company. Jerrill was also a member of the UAW Steelworkers Union Local 3733. In his spare time he greatly enjoyed hunting and fishing. In addition to his loving wife Pat, those left to mourn Jerrill's passing are his twin brother, Merrill Dawson and his wife Elizabeth of Reading, PA; brother, Damond Dawson, his wife Janet and their family of The Villages, FL; and sister in law, Barbara Dawson and her family of Robesonia, PA. Jerrill was preceded in death by his daughter, Jennifer Dawson in 2002, and his 3 sisters: Janet, Lynda and Beverly. Jerrill's family plan to hold a celebration of life memorial service in Pennsylvania at a later date. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Jeff Dearing

Jeff C Dearing, 91, Lake Panasoffkee, FL
Jeff Clifford Dearing, 91 of Lake Panasoffkee, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at his home under the loving care of his family and Cornerstone Hospice. He was born in Naylor, Missouri on August 30, 1926 to the late Irvle Dearing and Gladys Moore Dearing. Jeff lived his childhood years in Flint, Michigan then he moved to Arkansas where he graduated from Corning High School in 1944. He enlisted in the Navy in 1944 and served in WWII until 1946. He lived in Flint from 1950 until 1981 where he was a realtor and builder, creating several sub-divisions in the area from 1958 until 1981. In 1981 he moved to Florida and from 1984 - 2003 he owned and operated Montclair Plaza in Leesburg, FL, which included a used furniture store and a grocery store; he retired in 2003. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 71 years, VelmaJean Louise Dearing and his daughter Betty Ann Dearing Lewis of Lake Panasoffkee, his sisters Betty Jean Rider and Carolyn Sue Banasiak of Grand Blanc, Michigan and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was proceeded in death by his daughter Margaret Elaine Dearing Vicars of Woodland, CA his granddaughter, Kristen Renae Lewis. His brothers; Howard and Dennis Dearing, his sister Joyce Williams and his son in law Daniel J. Lewis. A Memorial Service for Jeff will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 10:30 AM at the Whitney Baptist Church in Leesburg, with Pastor Randy Ford and Pastor William Webb officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness.


Susanne Dehn

Susanne G Dehn, 51, Floral City, FL
Susanne Gerda Dehn, age 51, of Floral City, FL, passed away Friday, September 22, 2017 while under the loving care of her husband and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Susanne was born on April 11, 1966 in Erlangen, Germany to Monika (Eckert) Eger and the late Erwin Eger. In 1988, she met the love of her life, Thomas Dehn, whom she eventually married on June 22, 2001. Susanne relocated from Germany and made Citrus County her home in 2003. She enjoyed spending time with her husband Thomas, Kayaking, Fishing, trips to the Georgia mountains and riding his Harley Davidson. In addition to her husband Thomas, those left to mourn Susanne's passing include her mother, Monika Eger; brother, Peter Eger; sisters: Carola Doerfler and Renate Schalk; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, niece and her lifelong friend, Martina Roth, all of Germany. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Donald Diamond

Donald A Diamond, 78, Floral City, FL
Donald Alvin Diamond, age 78, of Floral City, FL, passed away Monday, September 18, 2017 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Donald was born on March 17, 1939 in Plant City, FL, to the late Karlton B. and Frances Alice Ellis (Hughes) Diamond. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a Supervisor for Eastern Oil of Tampa, FL. On February 12, 1971, Donald married Betty (DeMontmollin) with whom he shared 46 years of marriage. They made Citrus County their home in 1971 when they relocated from Plant City, FL. According to his family, Donald enjoyed being the "Supervisor" of the family. He also loved the mountains and enjoyed many trips to Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina over the years. In his youth, Donald had enjoyed water skiing and scuba diving. In addition to his loving wife Betty, those left to mourn Donald's passing include sons: Alan Diamond of Floral City, FL, Tony Diamond and his wife Cindy of Floral City, FL, Richard L. Diamond of Hernando, FL; sisters: Kathleen Westgate and her husband Charles of Jacksonville, FL, June A. Parker of Cleveland, TN; step brothers: Jeff Hughes and his wife Carol of Plant City, FL, Dewey Hughes and his wife Suzanne of Indiana; grandchildren: Crystal, Jennifer, Alicia, Jacob, Paige; and several great grandchildren. Donald was preceded in death by son, Dennis Keith Diamond and daughter in law, C J Lee-Diamond. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is planned for Friday, September 22, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Kevin Ballard of Calvary Chapel of Inverness officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Donald's urn will be laid to rest at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, FL, at a later date. Service arrangements and cremation care are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Zivko Donovski

Zivko Donovski, 69, Beverly Hills, FL
Zivko Donovski, 69, Beverly Hills passed away September 22, 2017. Mr Donovski was born in Macedonia on April 29, 1948 to the late Mihajlo and Marika (Cavdaroska) Donovski and came to Citrus County in 2014 from Warren, NJ. He worked in the plumbing industry as a young man and then became a foreman in the tool & die industry where he was an excellent machinist. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 48 years, Rodna (Janevska) Donovski, Beverly Hills, FL; 2 children, Julijana Prest and husband Jeffrey of Beverly Hills; Mihajlo Donovski, Fords, NJ; 2 sisters, Liljana Markoska and Fance Veleska, both of Elmwood, NJ; 2 grandchildren, Isabelle and Jacob. He was preceded in death by a brother, Tome Donovski. The Service of Remembrance will be on Tuesday, Sept 26, 2017 at 1:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Fr. Sergious Gerken, pastor of St Raphael Orthodox Church officiating. Burial will follow in Fero Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:00 AM until the time of service.


Earnest "David" Dubose

Earnest "David" Dubose, 81, Inverness, FL
Earnest "David" Dubose, age 81, of Inverness, FL, passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017 while under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. David was born on June 1, 1936 in Waycross, GA to the late Clyde and Lorene (Guy) Dubose. On December 31, 1955 he married LaVerne McIntosh, with whom he shared 61 years of marriage. He and LaVerne made Citrus County, FL their home in 1997 after relocating from Georgia. David was employed as a Mail Carrier for the United States Postal Service and retired with over 30 years of service. He also served 6 years in the National Guard in Jacksonville, FL. A Christian by faith, David attended worship services and was a member of the Crossgate Church of God, Inverness. In his spare time he enjoyed playing golf and fishing. In addition to his loving wife LaVerne, those left to mourn David's passing include his sons: Earnest "Dave" Dubose and his wife Debbie of Columbia, AL, Timothy Alan Dubose of St. Simons Island, GA; daughter, Janis "Jan" Spikerman of Inverness, FL; brothers: Jerry Dubose and his wife Audrey, Elkin Dubose and his wife Janice, both of Jacksonville, FL; sister, Barbara "Bobbi" Deen and her husband Kenny of Columbus, GA; 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. David was preceded in death by his brother, Johnny Dubose and sisters, Mary Denton and Norris Sapp. A funeral service for David is planned for Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the Crossgate Church of God, Inverness, with Pastor Junior Branson officiating. Burial will take place following the service at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, FL. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Florence DuPonte

Florence A DuPonte, 97, Inverness, FL
Florence A. DuPonte, 97, of Inverness, FL passed away October 2, 2017 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. She was born in Boston, MA on August 5, 1920 to the late Michael and Josephine (Sacco) DiPesa. Florence was a teletype operator for what would later become Western Union. She arrived in this area in 1984, coming from Revere, MA. She was a Roman Catholic by faith, and a tap dancer with the "Top Hats" in Spring Hill. She enjoyed traveling, going on 10 cruises and traveling the U.S. She loved going to Las Vegas, but most of all, she was very loving and devoted wife and mother. Florence was predeceased by her daughter, June Marie DuPonte in 2005, and a brother Anthony Di Pesa. She is survived by her loving husband of 77 years, Francis DuPonte. Other survivors include her son Michael DuPonte of Lutz, FL; brother Ralph Di Pesa of Revere, MA; and sisters Nancy Ring of Revere, MA and Lillian Cartier of Gladwyn, MI. Florence's urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Florence's memory to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL, 34464. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Charles Ellinger

Charles R Ellinger, 69, Inverness, FL
Charles R. Ellinger, 69, of Inverness, FL passed away on September 25, 2017 at Shands at U.F. Hospital in Gainesville, FL. He was born in New York, NY on June 25, 1948. Charles was a retired police officer with the Suffolk County New York Police Dept. with 28 years of service, and a U.S. Army veteran of the Viet-Nam war era stationed in Germany. He arrived in this area in 2009, coming from New York. Charles was a Protestant by faith, and enjoyed Bible study. He was an avid reader and also enjoyed firearms, exercising, listening to music and spending time with family and friends. Charles held memberships in the MENSA Society, and the Henry George Society. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Ellinger. Charles is survived by his loving wife of 7 years, Richelle Ellinger. Other survivors include his children Adam Ellinger and his wife Lindsay Foot of Boston, MA, Melissa Ellinger of Spring Hill, FL, and Melanie Ellinger of Clearwater, FL, mother Edna Cody of Salisbury, MD; brother Robert Ellinger of Islip, NY; sisters Carolyn Favole and her husband Fred of St. Simons, GA, MaryAnne Ellinger of Huntington Bay, NY, Dorothea Anders and her husband Ron of Summervile, SC, and Kerri Ellinger of Salisbury, MD; 5 grandchildren, Jonathan, Keianna, Mekayla, Harrison, and Annalise. A Gathering of Family and Friends is scheduled for Saturday, October, 7, from 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. Charles's urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Edison Enterkin

Edison E Enterkin, 75, Inverness, FL
Edison E. Enterkin, Jr., 75, of Inverness, FL passed away August 15, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born in Muncie, IN on January 1, 1942 to the late Edison E. and Thelma (Conn) Enterkin. Edison was a U.S. Navy veteran, and a police officer with the Muncie City Police Department with 20 years service. He arrived in this area in 1995, coming from Muncie and was a member of Calvary Chapel in Inverness. Edison was very involved with the church, and enjoyed spending time with his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Sherry Enterkin. Other survivors include his sons Jay Enterkin and his wife Kathy of Kenova, W. VA., and Timothy Enterkin and his wife Amy of Muncie, IN; step-daughters Sheryl Mize and her husband Curt of Orange Park, FL, and Stephanie Davis of Inverness, FL; sister Lorraine Davis of Inverness; 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Edison is scheduled for Saturday, August 19,11:00 A.M. at Calvary Chapel in Inverness. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness is assisting the family with arrangements. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Peter Falotico

Peter T Falotico, 94, Inverness, FL
Peter T. Falotico, age 94, of Inverness, FL, passed away at his residence on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Peter was born on August 21, 1923 in New York, N.Y. to the late Guliano and Theresa (Russo) Falotico. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy and was a Veteran of World War II. After his military service, Peter worked as a Mechanical Engineer for the New York City Transit Authority for 32 years. He was married to Eleanor Marie (Kelly) for 50 years until her passing in on September 18, 1999. Peter and Eleanor made Citrus County their home in 1984 after relocating from Ozone Park, N.Y. Peter dedicated 30 years to the Inverness Neighborhood Crime Watch program and was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness. He greatly enjoyed traveling and taking care of his vegetable garden and fruit trees. Those left to mourn Peter's passing include his son, Robert Falotico and his wife Theresa of Royal Palm Beach, FL; sister, Rosemary Ferro of South Carolina; grandchildren: Kristina and Robert; and great grandchildren: Wyatt and Diane. In addition to his wife Eleanor, he was preceded in death by son, Peter Falotico, Jr.; brothers: John and Mike; and sisters: Ann, Josephine and Mary. A funeral service is planned for Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Father Claudius Mganga of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, with full military honors. Arrangements under direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ina Fatherly

Ina B Fatherly, 76, Hernando, Florida
Ina Belle Fatherly, 76, Hernando passed away August 11, 2017 in Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast. Mrs Fatherly was born July 28, 1941 in Salineville OH to the late Theodore and Stella (Robb) Beadnell and came to Florida in 1986 from Lisbon, OH. She worked in the health care profession as a CNA before she retired. She enjoyed reading, crossword, jigsaw puzzels and bingo. She is survived by 7 children: Loretta McDevitt, Hernando; April Fulton, Austintown, OH; Virginia Gilson, Hernando; Ruth Ingledue, Hanoverton, OH; Victoria Puskaric, Lutz, FL; Rebecca Czapski, Hanoverton, OH; Ina Miller, Kensington, OH; her brother, Sonny Beadnell, Negley, OH; 15 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Fatherly, Jr on April 2, 1997, her son, Raymond, her granddaughter, Angela Dawn and her grandson, Cage Michael. Friends may call at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 12 noon until 2:00 PM. Graveside services will follow at Hills of Rest Cemetery.


Marcia Gallagher

Marcia G Gallagher, 67, Floral City, FL
Marcia Gale Gallagher, 67 of Floral City, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017 under the loving care of her family at the Sturgill Hospice Care Center in Brooksville, FL. She was born on March 16, 1950 to the late Leslie James Colley and JoAva (Causey) Colley Overly, in Tampa, Florida. She moved to Floral City in 1996 from Tampa. Marcia was a Navy veteran. She was in hotel management for over 20 years. Some of her accomplishments include: International Training in Communication, multi speech contest winner, volunteering as a voting clerk for precinct 407, becoming involved with TOOFAR as their Treasurer, American Legion Post 225 Auxiliary Past President, VFW Post #7122 Auxiliary Past President; Withlapopka Civic Association Past President, Floral City Water Association Board of Directors Secretary, and Floral City Elementary SAEC Community Representative. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 21 years, Thomas Gallagher; her daughter Gwyn Young and her husband Jon, grandchildren: Rhys and Logan of Floral City, her brother, Martin L. Colley (Sheila) of Marksville, LA. Graveside services with military honors will be conducted Monday, September 25, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Florida National Cemetery with VFW Post 7122 of Floral City officiating. Interment will follow. (Anyone wishing to follow the procession to the cemetery should be at the funeral home by 9:00 AM) Friends are invited to the VFW Post 7122 following the service for a Celebration of Life with the family. The family will receive friends on Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 2-4 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, in Inverness for viewing. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations are being accepted by the Floral City Elementary School, as this was a passion of hers, to P.O. Box 340, Floral City, FL 34436.


Theodore Gardiner

Theodore R Gardiner, 80, Lecanto, FL
Theodore R. Gardiner, Jr., 80, of Lecanto, FL. passed away on July 26, 2017 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto. He was born in North Kingstown, RI on January 21, 1937 to the late Theodore R. and Mazie (Tisdale) Gardiner, Sr. Theodore was a driver trainer for over the road trucking, and arrived in this area in 1988, coming from Westerly, RI. He was a Baptist by faith, and enjoyed playing the guitar, reading his Bible, and going to Freedom Baptist Church where he served as a church deacon. Theodore was preceded in death by one son, Michael Gardiner, 2 brothers Joseph and Norman Gardiner, and a sister, Rugh V. Bradley. Left to mourn his loss is his loving wife of 60 years, LuJeanne Gardiner. Other survivors include his children, Jeffrey Gardiner and his wife Carol of Dunnellon, FL, and Sandra Johnston and her husband Chris of Johnston, RI; 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service is scheduled for Tuesday, 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. with Pastor Bill Ogle officiating. Theodore will be laid to rest at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City,FL, after the service.


Roy Gennaro

Roy A Gennaro, 84, Floral City, FL
Roy A. Gennaro, 84, Floral City, FL passed away August 23, 2017 at the Ocala Regional Medical Center. Roy was born in Hammond, LA on April 6, 1933 to the late Joseph E. and Angie (Benton) Gennaro and came to Florida in 1985 from Rockford, IL. He was a retired welder and of the Baptist Faith. He was a member of Floral City Masonic Lodge, 32 degree Scottish Rite Mason and Shriner, and The Order of Eastern Star. Roy is survived by 2 sons, Gregory A. Gennaro of Aurora, CO; Joseph A. Gennaro of Chadwick, IL; his daughter, Deanne Groen, Chadwick, IL; Several grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Gennaro on May 24, 2010, 2 brothers and 3 sisters. Masonic Funeral Services will be conducted on Monday, August 28, 2017 at 2:00 PM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home. Memorial Masonic Lodge No. 119 will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.


Henry Glowacki

Henry J Glowacki, 87, Inverness, FL
Henry J. Glowacki, 87, of Inverness, FL passed away August 21, 2017 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. He was born in Erie, PA on August 30, 1929 to the late Anthony J. and Mary D. (Czulewicz) Glowacki. Henry was a machinist for the American Meter Company for 42 years, and a U.S. Air Force veteran. He arrived in this area in 1992, coming from Erie, and was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. Other memberships include the VFW Post #4337 of Inverness, and the American Legion Post #155, Crystal River, FL. He enjoyed watching sports, playing cards, dancing and camping. Henry was preceded in death by his wife Isabelle Glowacki in 2015. He is survived by his children Marianne Glowacki and her husband Wayne Luther of Inverness, and Matthew Glowacki and his wife Caroline of Erie; 2 grandchildren Philip and Garrett Glowacki, and 6 great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial for Henry is scheduled for Thursday, August 31, 9:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Graveside services with military honors will take place after the mass at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Robert  Greathouse

Robert L Greathouse, 86, Hernando, FL
Robert Lewis Greathouse, 86, of Hernando, FL passed away July 31, 2017 at Diamond Ridge Health & Rehab in Lecanto, FL. He was born in Clifton Forge, VA on September 6, 1930 to the late Herbert H. and Margaret Lucille (Kennison) Greathouse. Robert served our country honorably during the Korean Conflict and the Viet-Nam conflict, retiring as a Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy with 30 years of service. Afterward, he owned and operated Poogan's Porch Restaurant for 25 years in Charleston, S.C. He arrived in this area in 2004, coming from Charleston, and held memberships in the VFW Post #4252 in Hernando, FL, the American Legion Post #147 in Charleston, the Masons, Shriners, Elks and Moose Lodges. He is survived by his loving wife of 10 years, Judith Greathouse of Hernando; his daughter Barbara J. Ball of Charleston; brother Larry Greathouse of Lilitz, PA; sisters Carol Arter of Heston, PA and Linda Moyers of Stuarts Draft, PA; 1 grandchild Bradley Ball of Charleston; and 1 great-grandchild Anaya Cicione. Robert was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Houchen of Lilitz, PA. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Robert will be held in Charleston at a later date. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Sharon Gurnsey

Sharon R Gurnsey, 73, Inverness, FL
Sharon Rae Gurnsey, 73, Inverness passed away July 20, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus and The Nature Coast. Sharon was born in Elmira, NY on February 8, 1944, to the late Raymon C. and Florence (Seymour) VanZile and came to this area in 2012 from Troy, PA. She retired from Oak Hill Veneer of Troy, PA as a bookkeeper with 14 years of service and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Troy. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 51 years, George L. Gurnsey, Inverness; 2 children, DeAnna L. Carpenter, Trout Run, PA and Michelle L. Kallaugher and her husband Sean of Berlin, CT; 1 sister, Gladys Starkey, Columbia Cross Roads, PA; 1 brother, LaRue S. VanZile, Mainesburg, PA; 3 grandchildren, Meagan Rae Jennings, Samantha L. Carpenter, and Sydney Rae Kallaugher. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Wed., Aug 2, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness with Pastor Ron Pfeifer officiating. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory of Inverness, FL is assisting the family.


Francis Hackett

Francis D Hackett, 96, Lecanto, FL
Francis (Frank) D. Hackett, age 96, of Lecanto FL, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at Arbor Court Lodge of Brentwood, Lecanto, FL. Frank was born March 3, 1921, in Boston MA to the late John and Gertrude (Carter) Hackett. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army Air Corps. After his military service, Frank went on to earn a Master’s Degree and worked in education as both a teacher and a high school Principal. On September 2, 1944, he married Dorothy (Head) Wells and became father to her five year old daughter Kathy. They shared 64 years of marriage until her passing on December 1, 2013. Frank and Dot made Citrus County their home in 1994 after relocating from NH and worshipped at the Beverly Hills Community Church, Beverly Hills, FL. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing. He enjoyed reading and was a master of jigsaw puzzles. Frank also enjoyed playing golf and softball, having played in a 55 and older league until he was 80 years of age. Those left to mourn Frank are his daughter Kathleen Jackson and her husband David of Inverness, FL; brothers: John Hackett of Rochester, NH and James (Dyna) Hackett of Hillsdale, WY; Grandchildren: Heather (David) Pearlswig, Cynthia Cox, and Eli (Cameron) Jackson; and great grandchildren: Amanda, Ian, Sean, Collins and Davis. In addition to his wife Dorothy, he was preceded in death by brothers: William, Charles and David and sisters: Christine and Helen. A celebration of Frank’s life is planned for Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 11:00 from at the Beverly Hills Community Church, Beverly Hills, FL with Pastor Stewart Jamison officiating. Following the memorial service, Frank’s urn will be laid to rest alongside Dot at the Epping Cemetery in Epping, NH. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Food for the Poor, 6401 Lyons Rd., Coconut Creek, FL 33073.


Katherine Hamilton

Katherine A Hamilton, 71, Inverness, FL
Katherine A. Hamilton, age 71, of Inverness, FL, passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2017 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Katherine was born on March 17, 1946 in Framingham, MA to the late Charles and Ellen (Hansen) Weickers. She made Citrus County her home in 1988 after relocating from Woonsocket, R.I. and was a parishioner of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, Inverness. In her spare time, Katherine enjoyed making crafts and sewing. She had a great personality and was a loving mother and caregiver who loved her family with all her heart. Those left to mourn Katherine's passing include her sons: Daniel Hamilton (Bonnie) of Michigan, Keith Weickers of Rhode Island; daughters: Dawn Betzold (Leonard) of Inverness, FL, Doris Thistle (Steven) of Wildwood, FL; brother, Allen Weickers of Maine; 9 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Katherine was preceded in death by 2 brother, Wayne and Billy Weickers. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ann Hanlin

Ann S Hanlin, 80, Inverness, FL
Ann Shirley Hanlin, 80, of Inverness, FL passed away September 11, 2017 in Inverness during hurricane Irma. She was born in Follansbee, W.VA to the late John and Edith (Whitehead) Boni. Ann was a manager for Winn-Dixie Grocery Stores, and arrived in this area in 2010, coming from Statesboro, GA. She was an avid bingo player, loved dressing in costume for Halloween, but most importantly, was a wonderful and loving wife and mother. She was preceded in death by 3 children; Walter, Timothy, and Stacy Hanlin. She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Walter Hanlin. Other survivors include her children Shawn Hanlin of Inverness, Kelly Hanlin and his wife Anna of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Crystal Chason of Pigeon Forge, TN, Dawn Hanlin of Inverness, and Annamay Hanlin of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; brother Joe Boni; sister Donna Verges; 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Donald Harkness

Donald E Harkness, 71, Hernando, FL
Donald E. Harkness, 71, of Hernando, FL passed away October 18, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL. He was born in Ann Arbor, MI on January 28, 1946 to the late Ruebuen E. and Winifred F. (Plumber) Harkness. Donald loved his job as a tow truck driver, and arrived in this area in 2010 coming from Milan, MI. He enjoyed woodworking and carpentry, and loved western movies. Donald is survived by his loving children, Donald L. Harkness of Milan, MI, Lana Harkness and her significant other Brad Beaster, also of Milan, and Shirley Stuart of Lima OH.; 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Marylou Hellesto

Marylou P Hellesto, 75, Inverness, FL
Marylou Patricia Hellesto, 75, Inverness passed away September 3 ,2017 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Marylou was born in Newark, NJ on November 10, 1941 to the late Louis and Helen (Finneran) Albert and came to Inverness as a permanent resident in 2008 from Lakewood, NJ. She was a personnel coordinator for a home healthcare agency and was of the Catholic faith. She leaves her husband of 51 years, Roy Hellesto of Inverness; 3 children, Roy Jr of Colorado Springs, CO; Sharon Luberto and husband Michael of Midland, Park, NJ; Debra Lokerson and husband Robert of Point Pleasant, NJ; 2 brothers, Robert and Louis Albert; 8 grandchildren. There will be a Celebration of Life Service on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 2:00 PM from the Inverness Church of God with Pastor David Lucas officiating. Cremation arrangements under the direction of Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory. Plaque; Roy Hellesto, 9529 E. Village Green Cir., Inverness, FL 34450


Dorothy Holbrook

Dorothy J Holbrook, 74, Inverness, FL
Dorothy June Holbrook, 74 of Inverness, passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. She was born in Dickenson County Virginia on March 28, 1943 to the late Vayard and Margie (Greene) Hale. Dorothy was a "snowbird" for many years before settling here 6 years ago. Dorothy was a respiratory therapist for many years. She loved her dog Zoey. She and Zoey went to the dog park on a daily basis where she would meet up with her friends to socialize. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters: Leslie (Randy) Newsome of Hernando and Jennifer (Steve) Greene of Clinchco, VA; her grandson, Stephen Greene and great grandson, Hudson Greene. Dorothy was preceded in death by her grandson Chase Greene, her brother Jackie Hall and sisters, Irhetta Sutherland and Pat Taylor. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, in Inverness.


David Hunsberger

David Hunsberger, 63, Floral City, FL
David Hunsberger, age 63, of Floral City, FL passed away at his residence on Saturday, August 19, 2017. David was born on July 11, 1954 in Phoenixville, PA to the late Joseph M. and Verna H. (Landes) Hunsberger. He was so grateful for his Mennonite heritage. He was licensed to Pastor a Mennonite Church while in his 20’s, and served there for 5 1/2 years after spending 3 years in Belize under the Eastern Mennonite Mission board. He made Citrus County his home 18 years ago after relocating from Miami, FL. In 1990. He started Lawncare-N-More of Citrus County and operated it until 2016 when he passed the business onto his son, David. David loved music, playing guitar and singing with the New Glorybound Singers. He attended Istachatta Baptist Church, Istachatta, FL. David enjoyed teaching Sunday school and loved sharing the Word of God with others. He will be remembered as a teacher, worship leader, friend to all he met, a great father, loving grandfather and devoted husband. Those left to mourn David's passing include his wife of 2 1/2 years, Beverly (Wood) Hunsberger; son, David Hunsberger of Floral City, FL; daughters: Dawn Sefiane of Miami, FL, Melodie Porter (Joe) of Floral City, FL; stepdaughters: Lisa Caldwell (Zach) of South Carolina, Danielle Shepperson of Lansing, MI; brothers: Jim (Thelma), Joe (Rosie) and Dennis (Lori), all of Snyder County, PA; and grandchildren: Marymargaret, Noel, Maya, Destiny and Matthew. A CELEBRATION OF LIFE for David is planned for Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, 3075 South Florida Avenue, Inverness, FL. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Burial will follow the service at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, FL. In lieu of flowers, David requested donations be made in his memory to Istachatta Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall Renovation Fund, PO Box 24, Istachatta, FL 34636. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Istachatta Baptist Church​ on Sunday, August 27 at 6:00 PM. Everyone is invited to join us in sharing music and memories of David. "For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore COMFORT ONE ANOTHER WITH THESE WORDS." 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18


John Husowitz

John Husowitz, 84, Lecanto, FL
John Husowitz, 84, of Lecanto, FL passed away October 12, 2017 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto. He was born in Frackville, PA on March 9, 1933 to the late Andrew and Stella (Varanka) Husowitz. John was a Korean War veteran who served in the U.S. Navy, and a Route Salesman for Lance Snack Foods for 20 years. He arrived in this area in 1978, coming from West Islip, NY. John attended St. Raphael's Orthodox Church, was a member of the American Legion Post #77 in Inverness, and the Korean War Vets. He loved singing, music and fishing. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Betty Ann Husowitz. Other survivors include: his children John, Jr., of Lecanto, and Deborah Ann and her husband Richard of Inverness; and one brother, Peter Husowitz of Bethlehem, PA. He was preceded in death by his sister Olga Sorenson of Lecanto. A Memorial Service of Remembrance is scheduled for Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 10:30 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Fr. Sergious Gerken of St. Raphael's Orthodox Church officiating. Military honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, is in charge of the arrangements.


Randal Jarrett

Randal S Jarrett, 70, Hernando, FL
Randal S. Jarrett, age 70, of Hernando, FL, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Randal was born on June 14, 1947 in Miami, FL to the late Bernard Niles and Ruth Elizabeth (Caple) Jarrett. In February of 1967, he married Suzanne Keyzer-Andre', with whom he shared 50 years of marriage. Randal and Suzanne made Citrus County, FL their home in 2005 after relocating from Atlanta, GA. He worked in the computer technology industry throughout his life as a systems adminstrator. In his spare time he continued to work with computers and technology, and also enjoyed working on other electronics and cameras. Randal was also an amateur radio operator. In addition to his wife Suzanne, those left to mourn Randal's passing include his sons: Patrick Jarrett and his wife Lorraine of Jacksonville, FL, Michael Jarrett and his wife Allison of Stockbridge, GA, and Kevin Jarrett and his spouse John Schwinn of Snellville, GA; brother, Wendell Jarrett of Hernando, FL; and 5 grandchildren. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Larry Jenkins

Larry D Jenkins, 80, Floral City, FL
Larry Dean Jenkins, age 80, of Floral City, FL, passed away Monday, September 25, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Larry was born on May 27, 1937 in Mount Vernon, WA, to the late Harry and Ella (Blanch) Jenkins. He proudly served his country as a Green Beret in the United States Army and was a Vietnam War Veteran having served 4 tours of duty there. Larry was a recipient of the Purple Heart and also awarded a Bronze Star. After his military service, he was a steel worker for both Boeing Industries and Skagit Steel and worked as a crossing guard for the Sedro Woolley School District in Washington state. Larry was married to Caroline (Meanor) for 37 years and they made Citrus County their home 17 years ago after relocating from Sedro Woolley, WA. A Baptist by faith, he was a member of the Fort Cooper Baptist Church, Inverness. While living in Washington state, Larry enjoyed trap shooting and camping. He truly loved nature, the outdoors and encounters with wildlife. After moving to Florida, he took up an interest in woodworking and enjoyed making decorative pieces for his yard and gifts for family and friends. In addition to his loving wife Caroline, those left to cherish Larry's memory are his daughter, Cindi Herwig and her husband David of Pennsburg, PA; sons: Toney Jenkins, Thomas Gillooly, Lawrence Gillooly; 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved sister, Bonnie Young. A Funeral Service for Larry is planned for Monday, October 2, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, with Pastor Marne Palmani of Fort Cooper Baptist Church officiating. Larry will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL, where full military honors will be rendered by Floral City VFW #7122 Honor Guard. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit our website at www.chasdavis.com.


Robert Kegel

Robert A Kegel, 79, Homosassa, FL
Robert A. Kegel, age 79, of Homosassa, FL passed away at his residence on August 13, 2017. Robert was born on September 7, 1937 in Sandwich, IL to the late Herbert and Lucille (Harger) Kegel. He was married to Lareen (Vickery) with whom he just celebrated 60 years of marriage in January. Robert was a Mechanical Engineer in the HVAC Industry and made Citrus County, FL his home 14 years ago after relocating from Scottsdale, AZ. He was a member of the Rotary Club for a number of years and a past Rotary Club President while residing in Colorado. Robert was also a member of ASHRAE – American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers. In his spare time he enjoyed photography and loved the outdoors. While residing in Colorado, he climbed all 54 of the 14,000 foot mountains of that state. Robert was very proud of that accomplishment. Additionally, he was a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and had earned his MBA from Lewis University in Romeoville, IL. In addition to his wife Lareen, those left to mourn Robert’s passing include his son, John and his wife Sandy of New Berlin, WI; daughters: Brenda O’Connor and her husband Patrick of Naples, FL, Diane Holbert and her husband Chris of Parker, CO; and grandchildren: Sam Kegel, Victor Holbert and Carson Holbert. Robert was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Swanson. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Jacob Kleiwerda

Jacob M Kleiwerda, 89, Homosassa, FL
Jacob M. Kleiwerda, age 89, of Homosassa, FL, passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Jacob was born on November 5, 1927 in Midland Park, N.J. to the late William Reinard and Hattie (Van Dyke) Kleiwerda. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army. After his military service he worked in many different professions including custodial work and as a delivery driver or "Milkman" for the dairy industry. He was married to Betty Lou (Scheffle) for 37 years until her passing on December 11, 2010. In 1990 he and Betty Lou made Brooksville, FL their home after relocating from New Jersey. Jacob made Homosassa, FL his home 2 years ago. A Christian by faith, he greatly enjoyed gardening and was a member of the Brooksville Garden Club. From 1968 to 1989, he showed and raised Guinea Pigs for the Circle K Cavy's. Jacob played guitar in his youth and performed with a group called The Strummer's in New Jersey. Those left to mourn Jacob's passing include his daughters: Gail Kraus of Homosassa, FL, Dorothy Sottosantis and her husband Herbert of Spring Hill, FL; son, William Kleiwerda and his wife Lynda of Williamsburg, VA; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife Betty Lou, Jacob was preceded in death by son, David Kleiwerda, daughter, Diane Tucker and sister Catherine Pintak. Jacob's urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Cremation care under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Edward Lecorchick

Edward W Lecorchick, 82, Inverness, FL
Edward William Lecorchick, age 82, of Inverness, FL, passed away at his residence on September 3, 2017 with his loving family at his bedside and while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Ed was born on April 21, 1935 in Sagamore, PA, to the late John and Helena (Sparkey) Lecorchick. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army 82nd Airborne Paratroopers. After his military service, Ed went on to work in Management for The Westinghouse Corporation for 35 years. On January 25, 1964, he married Mora (Cyphers) with whom he shared 53 years of loving marriage. Ed and Mora made Citrus County, Florida their home in 1995 after relocating from Severna Park, MD. A Catholic by faith, he was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness. Ed greatly enjoyed sitting in his garage and listening to talk radio. Eddie has been a member, court jester, & sarcastically inappropriate shootout announcer at the Inverness Golf & Country Club for the past 22 years. This is also where Edward and his faithful sidekick Sammy would take daily trips on the golf cart making frequent stops at all of his best buds homes who his family has dubbed "The Squad". Ed enjoyed watching sports, especially college football and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Edward was a paratrooper for the Army's 82nd Airborne. He takes to the skies one more time, but this time gliding on angel wings. In addition to his loving wife Mora, those left to mourn Ed's passing include sons: John Lecorchick of Arnold, MD, Jeffrey Lecorchick of Rocky Point, N.C.; daughter, Jane Karopchinsky and her husband Timothy of Orchard Beach, MD; stepdaughters: Pamela Soga and her husband Stephen of Rocky Point,N.C., Caroline Ward of Jacksonville, N.C.; brothers: Thomas Lecorchick of Dublin, OH, Robert Lecorchick of Yuma, AZ, John Lecorchick of Hanover, PA; sister, Eleanor Pinchok of Springdale, PA; 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Ed was preceded in death by stepson, Ben Ward and brother, Theodore Lecorchick. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 10:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness, with Father Tim Cummings, Celebrant. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Ed's memory to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Raymond Lefebvre

Raymond L Lefebvre, 78, Inverness, FL
Raymond L. Lefebvre, 78, of Inverness, FL passed away August 4, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. He was born in Lowell, MA on May 25, 1939 to the late Lucien and Claire (Guilbeault) Lefebvre. Raymond was a state hospital nurse's aide and arrived in this area in 2007, coming from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He was Catholic by faith, and enjoyed visiting Disney with Mark, going to the movies, and spending time with his grand-kids. He was also an avid Boston Red Sox and wrestling fan. Raymond is survived by his daughters Jeannette Patricia-Quijano and Michelle Ann Kemling, both of Inverness, and Ann Marie Flores and her husband Jose Pinedo of Meredith, NH; loving nieces Colette Whitney and Jessica Whitney-Updyke; nephew Andrew Whitney; his aunt Theresa Tessier; and best friends Mark Veno and Bob Orr. He was preceded in death by his brothers Maurice and Roger Lefebvre; and a niece, Sheila Sheppard. Private Cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Stacy E Leopold, 50, Hernando, FL
Stacy E. Leopold, 50 of Hernando, passed away July 20, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Stacy was born on May 6, 1967 in Skokie, Illinois to Gene Elliot and the late Judity Rosenberg Elliott. She came to Citrus County in 2014 from West Palm Beach, Florida. Stacy was the office manager for a restoration service and was of the Jewish faith. Stacy enjoyed watching sports and her soap operas, listening to the Grateful Dead and she loved her dogs. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 12 years, Daryn Leopold; her father, Gene Elliot; her two sisters, Deborah Cora-Elliot and husband Kevin of Wellington, FL and Susan Elliot of Waukeegan, IL. Private arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Thomas Lupperger

Thomas A Lupperger, 83, Inverness, FL
Thomas A. Lupperger, age 83, of Inverness, FL, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Thomas was born on June 17, 1934 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Thomas and Elizabeth (Forsthoffer) Lupperger. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army. After his military service, Thomas went on to work as a Mechanical Draftsman in the Engineering Industry. On April 26, 1958 he married Lois Bush, with whom he shared 59 years of marriage. Thomas and Lois made Citrus County Florida their home 20 years ago after relocating from Philadelphia, PA. He was a talented artist that enjoyed painting landscapes and scenery and a member of the Citrus Watercolor Society. Thomas also enjoyed hunting and fishing in his spare time. In addition to his loving wife Lois, those left to mourn Thomas' passing include his daughters: Victoria Delucia and Lisa Ricchione (Robert), both of Bucks County, PA; grandchildren: Nicole, Samantha, Anthony, Alexandria and Nicholas; and great grandchildren: Angela, Lisa and Thomas. Private cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Jean Mahn

Jean N Mahn, 78, Hernando, FL
Jean Natalie Mahn, age 78, of Hernando, FL passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Jean was born on April 14, 1939 in Rockville Centre, N.Y. to the late John Claude and Frances Mildred (Nygren) Brugge. She was employed as a hospital secretary and made Citrus County, FL her home 24 years ago, after retirement. Jean was married to Jerry Mahn for 19 years and they attended worship services together at the First Lutheran Church of Inverness. In her spare time she enjoyed traveling and cooking but, especially loved spending time with her family. In addition to her husband Jerry, those left to mourn Jean's passing are her daughter, Susan Sherman of Hernando, FL; sons: William Mahn of Apachee Shores, FL, Frankie Rimi of West Palm Beach, FL; brother, John Brugge of Madison, WI; 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Philip Rimi. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Scott Marshal

Scott T Marshal, 38, Inverness, FL
Scott Thomas Marshal, age 38, passed into the arms of the Lord on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Scott was born in Charleston, SC on November 26, 1978 to Thomas and Carol Marshal. Loved and cherished by his parents, he was a "Navy Brat", and lived in the states along the southeastern United States. Scott completed school in Citrus County and served in the United States Marine Corps with a tour in Afghanistan. Scott was predeceased by his Mom, Carol; maternal grandparents, Curtis and Florence Teepell, and step-brother, Gregory Dick. Scott is survived by his father, Lt. Thomas Marshal (USN Ret), step-mother, Janet; paternal grandparents, Joe and Joanne Marshal, step-brother Brian Dick, step-sister Marybeth Dick; his favorite aunt Charlotte Adkins; other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends in Florida and Ohio. Scott was involved with the Salvation Army Program in Daytona Beach and loved living close to the ocean. Scott loved water sports, motorcycles, ATV's and anything that moved fast. He had a beautiful smile and will be missed by many. Semper Fi, Scott. Private arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Darlene May

Darlene J May, 90, Inverness, FL
Darlene J. May, age 90, of Inverness, FL, passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Arbor Trail Rehab & Nursing, Inverness. Darlene was born December 2, 1926 in Rapid City, S.D. to the late Harold and Nina (Bangeter) Brown. On January 4, 1978, she married Morton May, with whom she shared 39 years of marriage. Darlene loved to travel and had visited over 48 countries in her lifetime and had resided in many places including Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri and Mexico. She was very active and involved in politics. She was a member of the League of Women Voters in South Dakota and had marched with Martin Luther King, Jr. in Ohio. In her spare time, Darlene loved to garden and was a member of Floral City VFW Post #7122. Those left to mourn Darlene's passing and cherish her memory are son, Michael Kovich and his wife Janice of Galveston, TX; step-daughter, Carmen Tanner of Inverness, FL; 9 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Darlene was preceded in death by son, Daniel Kovich; daughter, Teresa Halupnic; step-daughter, Carol Cline; and 2 brothers. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Jenny McCarty

Jenny L McCarty, 77, Inverness, FL
Jenny Lee McCarty, 77, Inverness passed away Friday, September 22, 2017 at her residence under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus and The Nature Coast. Jenny was born in Detroit, MI on February 11, 1940 to the late Max and Iva (Frarey) Donovan and moved to Citrus County in 1978 from Orlando. She retired after 19 years as supervisor in retail sales from Bealls Department Store in Inverness. Jenny enjoyed working puzzles and loved worshipping her Lord and Savior at the Inverness Church of God . Left to cherish her memory are her two daughters, Lee Ornoski of Floral City and Patricia Fulp of Floral City; sister, Judy Reynold of Michigan; 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth McCarty January 4, 2009, 2 brothers, Richard Donovan and Bud Deitsch, and a sister, Virginia Rouff. The Celebration of Life for Jenny is scheduled for Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 11:30 AM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Herman Sears, former pastor of Harvest Temple, officiating. Burial will follow at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until the time of service.


Lorraine McKenzie

Lorraine A McKenzie, 89, Inverness, FL
Lorraine Alice McKenzie, 89 of Inverness, passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at home under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Lorraine was born on February 4, 1928 in Hudson Falls, New York to the late Louis P. and Margaret L. (O'Connell) LeClair. She and her late husband, William came to Citrus County in 1983 from Greenfield Center, New York. She was a clerk for 12 years in the New York School System and Catholic by faith. In her spare time, Lorraine enjoyed needle crafts (knitting and crochet), she loved to read and to travel. Left to cherish her memory are her children: Dennis LaFoe of Tampa, Lorraine A. Dalbow of Inverness, Lee Ann Robinson of Bushnell and Carol Marie Milligan of Greenfield Center, New York; her brothers: Edward LeClair and Ronald LeClair both of Corinth, New York and Leo LeClair of Gansevoort, New York; her sister, Janice Sitts of Corinth, New York; and her eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William on December 29, 1989 and her brothers: John LeClair and Thomas LeClair. Prayers for Lorraine will be offered on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 11:30 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness. Burial will follow beside her late husband, at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 6-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to St. Jude's Hospital, Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast or a charity of your choice.


Hans Menzel

Hans W Menzel, 94, Beverly Hills, FL
Hans W. "John" Menzel, age 94, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away July 30, 2017 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL. Hans was born in New York City on May 24, 1923 to the late Hans Paul and Katherine (Hagel) Menzel. After graduating from Brooklyn Tech High School, he worked at Bell Labs, and then served in the Southwest Pacific with the Signal Corps during WWII. He married Mary Bassi in 1948, and graduated with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, in 1950. Hans and Mary, along with their 6 children, made their home in Applewood Manor, in Dallas, PA. He made Citrus County, FL his home in 1985 after relocating from Dallas. After moving to Florida he enjoyed boating, fishing and computer activities during his retirement from production engineering at RCA Semiconductors in Mountaintop, PA. after 23 years of service. He continued to spend summers in PA for many years, and became an active member of the Citrus Macintosh User Group. Hans was preceded in death on June 8, 2017, by his wife, Mary, of 69 years, and two grandchildren, Gregory Menzel and Wendy Reese. Hans is survived by his sons: Dr. John Menzel of Dallas, PA, Robert Menzel and his wife Sandy of Wilkes-Barre, PA, Eric Menzel and his wife Barbara of Dallas, PA; his daughters: Laura Sheldon and her husband Richard of Malta, N.Y., Jennifer Reese and her significant other Rick Denmon of Dallas, PA, Kathryn McHutchison of Beverly Hills, FL; sister, Katherine "Kay" Boggs of Houston, TX; 15 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Hans will be held in Dallas, PA at a later date. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Peter Milazzo, Jr.

Peter J Milazzo, Jr., 62, Inverness, FL
Peter Joseph Milazzo, Jr., age 62, of Inverness, FL, passed away at his residence on September 19, 2017. Peter was born on July 25, 1955 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to the late Peter and Eleanor (Packlaian) Milazzo. He served his country as a member of the United States Navy and then went on to own and operate his own lawn care business. Peter attended worship services at the First Assembly of God Church in Inverness, FL. He is survived by 2 brothers: Anthony Milazzo of Inverness, FL, David Milazzo and his wife Evelyn of Margate, FL; and several nieces and nephews. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Vincent Milioti

Vincent L Milioti, 86, Inverness, FL
Vincent L. "Jimmy" Milioti, 86 of Inverness, passed away July 22, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto. Jimmy was born on October 27, 1930 in Brooklyn, New York to the late Vincent and Matilda (Orlando) Milioti, and came here in 1971 from there. He was a communications supervisor at the Burn Han Company in Brooksville. He is survived by his brother, Alfred Milioti of Ridge, New York, and was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine on February 16, 2001. The Mass of Christian Burial for Jimmy, will be offered on Thursday, July 27, 2017 from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness at 3:00 PM. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness from 1:30 PM until the procession leaves for church at 2:45 PM. Graveside committal will take place on Friday, July 28th at 1:00 PM at the Boca Raton Mausoleum and Cemetery in Boca Raton, FL.


Jean Mills

Jean Mills, 83, Inverness, FL
Jean C. Mills, age 83, of Inverness, FL, passed away July 27, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Jean was born on July 11, 1934 in Stinkin Creek, KY to the late Oddis Jefferson and Julia (Walker) Craft and made Citrus County her home in 1973 after relocating from Fort Knox, KY. A Baptist by faith, she was an active member of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Inverness. Jean worked as a legal assistant here in the Inverness area for 40 years. Prior to coming to the area, she was a dedicated Army wife that traveled the world for over 20 years. In her spare time, Jean loved playing domino's with her friends and neighbors and watching foreign movies with subtitles and closed captioning on Netflix. Those left to mourn Jean's passing include her sons: David G. Mills of Inverness, FL, Richard R. Mills of Clarksville, TN; daughter, Kaaren L. Woods and her husband Alex of Harker Heights, TX; aunt, Ms. Freddie Hahling of Inverness, FL; brother, Richard H. Craft and his wife Bobbie of Inverness, FL; grandchildren: Candace Cole, Christopher Garrett Mills, Lara Jean Mills and Sean Mills. Jean was preceded in death by her sister, Alice Lowe. Memorial services for Jean, will be held at the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 6:00 PM. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Barbara Miraglia

Barbara M Miraglia, 81, Beverly Hills, FL
Barbara M. Miraglia, age 81, of Beverly Hills, FL, passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, FL. Barbara was born on May 12, 1936 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Ralph and Roslyn (Silverstein) Warhoftic. She was married to Charles Miraglia for 24 years until his passing in 1980. Barbara made Citrus County, FL, her home in 2015 after relocating from Philadelphia, PA, and was Jewish by faith. In her spare time, she enjoyed going to the casino, playing the lottery, crossword puzzles and watching the game show network and had a great sense of humor. Those left to mourn Barbara's passing are her sons: Philip Miraglia of Philadelphia, PA, Scott Miraglia of Lecanto, FL, Michael Miraglia of Philadelphia, PA; daughters: Debra McDermott and her husband, David, of Beverly Hills, FL, Cindy Alberto and her husband Anthony of Philadelphia, PA; sister, Norma Milarsky; and 4 grandchildren. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Thelma Newcomb

Thelma A Newcomb, 94, Inverness, FL
Thelma Alley Newcomb passed away at her home in Inverness Florida October 7, 2017 after a long vigil by loving members of her family. She had been under the tender care of Citrus County Hospice for many months. Thelma was born in Jonesport, Maine , January 26, 1923. At a young age she became a member of the Advent Christian Church on Beals Island ME. She Graduated from Jonesport High School and the Bangor Maine School of Commerce/Husson College. She taught at Crosby High School in Belfast Maine, and also Jonesport High School. She is the last of a family of nine children by Josiah and Emily Alley. Thelma is survived by her husband of 71 years, Whitney Newcomb of Inverness, son Burgess and his wife Deborah of Homosassa, FL; son Gary and his wife Patricia of Newark, OH, three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Her remains will be cremated at the Chas. E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory and eventually interred alongside those of her husband, at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell Florida. A family memorial is planned for her ninety fifth birthday. Her life was dedicated to her family and the Golden Rule. Anyone wishing to celebrate her life may do so by contributing in her name to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast, or a similar worthy cause.


Susan Pasquale

Susan V Pasquale, 70, Inverness, FL
Susan Virginia Pasquale, age 70, of Inverness, FL, passed away Monday, July 24, 2017 at The Willows of Wildwood, FL. Susan was born on April 28, 1947 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to the late John and Karen (Stokke) Carr and made Citrus County, FL her home 20 years ago after relocating from New York. On August 6, 1966 she married Robert Pasquale with whom she shared 51 years of loving marriage. A Catholic by faith, she was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Susan loved spending time with her husband and they enjoyed going to the movies and dining out together. She will be remembered as a loving wife and mother and a wonderful caretaker for her family. In addition to her husband Robert, those left to mourn her passing are her daughters, Jennifer Pasquale of Inverness, FL, Denise Dauernheim of Suffolk County, N.Y.; and granddaughter, Kristina Dauernheim of New Jersey. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is planned for Monday, July 31, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness with Father Claudius Mganga of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church officiating. Susan's family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Following the service, Susan will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Bonney Pass

Bonney L Pass, 50, Lecanto, FL
Bonney Landry Pass, 50 of Lecanto, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017 at her home under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Bonney was born on January 6, 1967 in Brockton, MA to the late Arthur L. and Mary Ann (Churchill) Landry. She came to Citrus County in 2002 from Broward County, FL. Bonney was an energy and plants manager in the Education industry. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 20 years, Thomas S. Pass, her son, Kevin Landry-Pass of Lecanto, her daughter, Sabrina Kincaid of St. Cloud, FL, her brother, Timothy Landry of Wildwood, FL and three grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory of Inverness. FL.


Winifred Pickell

Winifred M Pickell, 84, Beverly Hills, FL
Winifred Maude Pickell, aka “Winnie The Diva”, was the second of ten children born to David Samuel Plummer and Emily Byfield-Plummer in Kingston, Jamaica, British West Indies. Winnie migrated to the United States of America during her youth and received her citizenship in 1953. She resided in New York City for numerous years. Winifred was a diligent student. She graduated from Washington Irving High School with honors. Winifred continued her educational journey and went on to receive an Associate Degree in addition to Certifications in the medical field. During her tenure at NYC Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Winifred’s work ethic and attention to detail earned her a supervisory position which she served in for many years. After retiring from  Metropolitan Life, Winnie went on to work at New York’s exclusive, Bergdorf Goodman Company Store. There she worked in couture. She did special orders and VIP fittings for celebrities some of which included Zsa Zsa Gabor, Diana Ross and Oprah Winfrey. After moving from New York City to Florida in 1998, Winnie secured a position at Diamond Ridge where her medical knowledge, expertise, charm and dedication made her patient’s experiences brighter. Winifred met the love of her life, Thomas Richard Pickell Jr., in Harlem, New York City at Mount Olivet Baptist Church. As the story goes….. Winnie was playing Beethovan’s, “Moon Light Sonata”, on the piano. Tommy heard her rendition, came by, and told her to stop playing and move over so that He could show her how the Sonata was “ Supposed” to be played. That demonstration turned into a courtship and marriage that took place on September 6, 1953 and has lasted sixty four years. From this union, a daughter, Donna Marie Pickell-Ridley and a son, Carl Thomas Pickell was born. Winnie never allowed grass to grow under her feet. She traveled the world during her seventeen plus cruise excursions on various ships. She enjoyed traveling to different countries, meeting new people and visiting wonderful sites in luxury and comfort. Miss Winnie was known for her culinary skills and her flair for interior design. Her extraordinary reputation always preceded her. If Winnie prepared the meal you were guaranteed a finger licking good time in an aesthetically beautiful, classy, environment. Winifred grew up in a Christian household. She learned at an early age that Jesus Christ is Lord. She spent her life evangelizing and showing the goodness of God by offering all of talents to help improve the lot of others. Winifred Maude Pickell, transitioned this life on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. She leaves to cherish her memory a devoted husband; Thomas Richard Pickell Jr., daughter; Donna Marie Pickell- Ridley, son; Carl Thomas Pickell, grandchildren; Malik Andweleh Ridley, Carla Pickell, Carlton Pickell, siblings; Hermine Dodson, Merle Plummer, David Earl Plummer ( Lois), Vernon Barry Plummer ( Ruby), Errol Plummer ( Josephine), and Beverly Jennings ( Lawrence), nieces, nephews, other loving family members and a host of wonderful friends. There is a bridge of memories from earth to heaven above. It keeps our dear ones near us. It is the bridge that we call love. Done in sorrow, Submitted in Love, The Pickell Family. The first of 2 celebration of life services for Winnie will take place Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 3:00 PM at the Beverly Hills Baptist Church, Beverly Hills, FL with Reverend Marple Lewis III officiating. Friends may call at the church beginning at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. The 2nd celebration of Winnie's life is planned for Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Mount Olivet Baptist Church in New York City, N.Y. Friends may call at the church beginning at 6:00 PM. Entombment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery in Bronx, New York on Friday, September 8, 2017. Florida arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Donald Pollette

Donald A Pollette, 88, Inverness, FL
DONALD ALLEN POLLETTE, age 88 of Inverness, FL, died peacefully in his home on Saturday, September 23, 2017, in the company of his loving partner of five years, Anni Grammel. Mr. Pollette was born on November 7, 1928 in Providence, RI, to the late James and Laura Pollette. He moved to Barrington, RI in 1954 where he raised a family with his wife Lillian Mary Pollette (Stafford). He relocated to Chicopee, MA in 1977. Mr. Pollette worked for U.S. Rubber (Uniroyal) for 32 years, then for Purolator Courier (Emery Worldwide) for 10 years, prior to moving to Inverness in 1991. He enjoyed many years of retirement in Inverness. He served for the U.S. Navy in 1946 and 1947 on the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Destroyer. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Lillian, September 6, 2006. Survivors include a daughter Gail and husband John Robinson of Lititz, PA; a son David and wife Sandra of Ware, MA; three grandchildren, Steven Robinson, and Elizabeth and Matthew Pollette; a sister Barbara Morrell of RI and a brother James Pollette of TX. Mr. Pollette was an avid sportsman, enjoying golfing, sailing, bowling, softball and hockey. He also loved to play chess and bridge. While in Florida, he loved riding his scooter and being a dedicated Tampa Bay Lightning fan. He was a kind, gentle and humble man. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Citrus, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, 34464. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.  


Captain Fred Pruter

Captain Fred Pruter, 95, Inverness, FL
Captain Fred Pruter, Jr,(U.S. Army) age 95, Inverness passed away September 6, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast in Lecanto. Fred was born September 20, 1921 in Dallas, TX to the late Fred and Nina (McCarty) Sr. and came to Citrus County from Cape Coral, FL. He was a retired engineer in the oil drilling industry, having drilled in 46 countries. He served as Vice President of Overseas Drilling for Drillco & Joy Manufacturing. Fred graduated from Stanford University with a degree in engineering. He served our country in the U.S. Army as a Captain during WW II in the 25th Infantry Division. Fred was a Life Member of VFW Post 4337, a former Rotarian, member of the Inverness Golf & Country Club, Empyrean Realm OF NOMADS, Inverness Elks Lodge, Houston Petroleum Club, and First Presbyterian Church of Inverness. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn (Young) Pruter of Inverness; 4 children: Farnum Kerr Pruter Alston, Bozeman, MT; Diane Graeber, San Marcos, TX; Lucie Pruter-Chag, Needham, MA; Dorris Patton, Galveston, TX; 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his late wife of 46 years, Dorris "Dottie" DeMontrond Pruter; two sons, Fred Pruter and Fred G. Pruter and his sister, Nina "Sunny"Morse. Military graveside services are Thursday, Sapt 21, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Florida National Cemetery. Chas E Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family.


Shirley Pyle

Shirley M Pyle, 86, Inverness, FL
Shirley Mae Pyle, 86, Inverness, passed away at home on July 23, 2017. Shirley was born in Chicago, IL on May 28, 1931 to the late Stephen and Irene (Krone) Hajostek and came to this area in 1990 from Tampa where she retired from the J.C. Penny store in West Shore Plaza with over 20 years of service. She was Catholic by faith. Left to cherish her memory are six children, Lee Pyle, Tampa; Jerry Pyle of Zephyrhills, FL; Randy Pyle and wife Melody, New Port Richey, FL; Todd Pyle, Tampa; Terry Harl and husband Clyde, Tampa; Stevie Miller and husband, Stephen, Zephyrhills, FL; 8 grand and 8 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Pyle April 13, 2009. Friends are invited to a visitation on Wednesday, July 26th from 4-6 PM at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory. Burial will follow at a later date in Garden of Memories Cemetery, Tampa.


Lisa Raby

Lisa A Raby, 54, Inverness, FL
Lisa Ann Raby, 54, of Inverness, FL passed away on August 26, 2017 at her residence in Inverness. She was born in Flint, MI on June 9, 1963 to Eugene and Joyce Elaine (Miller) Raby and arrived in this area in 1991, coming from Linden, MI. Lisa was a Baptist by faith, and enjoyed fishing, riding bicycles, motorcycles, baking, and loved animals. LIsa had a lot of friends, and never met a person she didn't like. She was preceded in death by her mother, Joyce Elaine Raby. She is survived by her loving family: father Eugene O. Raby of Inverness, her brother Scott Douglas Raby and his wife Kathy of Crossville, TN, and her sister Vicky Kienzle of Hale MI. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Arthur Ray

Arthur D Ray, 84, Lecanto, FL
Arthur Darwyn Ray, age 84, of Lecanto, FL, passed away September 4, 2017. Arthur was born on April 8, 1933 in Quincy, FL to the late Arthur Alvin and Merlie Catherine (Rudd) Ray. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army. After his military service, he worked as a Land Surveyor for Henegar & Ray Engineering Associates for 20 years prior to retirement. He was married to Norma Ray for 50 years until her recent passing on June 9, 2017. Darwyn and Norma made Citrus County their home in 1959 after relocating from Ocala, FL. In his spare time, he enjoyed reading. Those left to mourn Darwyn's passing include his sons: Alan D. Ray and his wife Gayle of Friendswood, TX, Stephen K. Ray and his wife Rae of Winter Springs, FL; daughter, Brenda K. Myrick and her husband Dwight of Brookeland, TX; stepson, Robert E. Barnes (Glenda) of Floral City, FL; 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. In addition to his loving wife Norma, Darwyn was preceded in death by his daughter, Angela L. Cheek. Darwyn's urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit us on Facebook or our website: chasdavis.com


Patricio Rivera

Patricio Rivera, 61, Brooksville, FL
Patricio Rivera, age 61, of Brooksville, FL passed away at his residence on Monday, August 14, 2017. Patricio was born on May 26, 1956 in Weslaco, TX to the late Elocadio and Teresa (Moreno) Rivera. He made Florida his home over 25 years ago after relocating from Harvest, AL and was a Catholic by faith. Patricio worked throughout his lifetime as a painter for the construction industry, a profession in which he excelled. His family states his work was always perfection. They knew of no other person that worked harder than Patricio. He would often come home from a full 12 to 14 hours of work only to do more work at home because that is what he truly enjoyed. Those left to mourn his passing include his significant other of 21 years, Katherine Ryan of Floral City, FL; sons: David Rivera of Gainesville, FL, Nathan Rivera and wife Heather of Tennessee; daughter, Teresa Moore and her husband Jaimie of Harvest, AL; stepson, Chris Ryan and his wife Angie of Inverness, FL; stepdaughters: Karen Ryan of Floral City, FL, Katherine Gaytan of North Carolina, Lynn McCallister of Floral City, FL; brothers: Milo Lerma of Lewisburg, TN, John Lerma of Tony, AL, Guadalupe Moreno of Huntsville, AL, Manuel Lopez of Tony, AL; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Patricio was preceded in death by stepson, Charles Farley; stepdaughter, Michelle Ryan; 1 brother and 2 sisters. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is planned for Monday, August 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Father Claudius Mganga of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church officiating. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home beginning at 9:00 AM until the hour of service. Burial will follow at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, FL. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Robert Rivers

Robert F Rivers, 91, Hernando, FL
Robert Francis Rivers, 91, of Hernando, FL passed away July 23, 2017 at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville, FL. He was born in Hartford, CT on April 4, 1926 to the late William and Florence (Rigley) Rivers. Robert was a tile setter in the flooring industry, and a United States Marine Corp veteran of WWII. He arrived in this area in 1988, coming from Manchester, CT, and was a Catholic by faith. Roberts favorite past time was to meet his friends for bar bingo at the VFW Post 4252 in Hernando. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Marcella Rivers. Other survivors include his children Bobby Rivers of Sacremento, CA, Janet Carini and her husband Eddie of Manchester, CT, Barbara McKendrey of Vernon, CT, Patty Sauer and her husband Donald of Glasstonbury, CT, Joyce Renna and Lorri Kibbe and her husband Rory, all of Maine, Betty Barth and her husband Jerry of Statford Springs, CT, and Renea Fields of Ocala, FL; sisters Betty Mitchell and Nancy O'Connor; his loving and close grandson Brandon Fields, and 15 other grandchildren; 28 great-grandchilldren; and 1 great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by one brother, William Rivers. Roberts urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Nina Romano

Nina J Romano, 82, Hernando, FL
Nina J. Romano, 82, Hernando passed away Aug 26, 2017 at the Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast in Lecanto. Nina was born in Montgomery, AL on Oct 17, 1934 to the late Aubrey and Katherine (Chambers) Jones and came to Citrus Co. in 1994 from Hollywood, FL. She was employed as a Service Representative for the Bell Telephone System and was of the Catholic Faith. She attended Our Lady of Grace and Our Lady of Fatima when able. Nina enjoyed spending time with her family, dancing, and playing cards. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 58 years, Richard Romano of Hernando; her son, Salvatore R. Romano, Hernando, FL; her daughter, Lisa Marie Williams, Ft Lauderdale, FL; 1 grandson, Richard Anthony. A Celebration of Life Service will be offered Friday, September 1, 2017 at 3:00 PM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Fr. Erwin Belgica, pastor of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church officiating. Her urn will be laid to rest in Florida National Cemetery at a later date.


Betty Rooks

Betty M Rooks, 74, Inverness, FL
Betty M. Rooks, age 74, of Inverness, FL, passed away Saturday, October 14, 2017 with her loving daughter by her side and while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Betty was born on November 5, 1942 in Pahokee, FL to the late George and Nadine (Whitt) Summers. She was married to George D. Rooks for 43 years until his passing on September 26, 2011. Betty relocated from Brooksville, FL to Citrus County several years ago and previously attended worship services at the First Baptist Church of Inverness. In her free time she enjoyed reading and was a fan of Elvis Presley who greatly enjoyed listening to his gospel recordings. Betty will be remembered as a wonderful and loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Those left to mourn Betty's passing include her daughter, Donna Clark and her significant other, Ray Davidson of Inverness, FL; son, Troy Kirk II and his wife Nicole; stepdaughters: Teresa Obry of Baker, FL, Sherry Sanders of Crystal River, FL; grandchildren: Troy Kirk III, Tabitha C. Kirk, John Kirk, Jeanne Marie Schoenke; and great grandchild, Damien Kirk. In addition to her loving husband, Betty was preceded in death by brother, George Summers, Jr.; sisters: Frances Anderson and Shirley Simms; and son in law, Luther Junior Clark. Private burial will take place for Betty at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL, where she will be laid to rest with her husband George. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Mary Rosolowski

Mary J Rosolowski, 91, Floral City, FL
Mary Joan Rosolowski, 91, Floral City passed away Aug 27, 2017 in Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast. Mary was born December 9, 1925 in Harvey, IL to the late Lawrence and Mary (Frank) Skwarek and came to Florida in 1991 from Newport Beach, CA. She worked as secretary for many different firms over the years prior to retirement. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 68 years, Edwin Rosolowski; her children, Linda Blough and Brian Rosolowski, both of Huntington, WV; and her grandson, Casey Blough. Private cremation care with Chas E Davis Funeral Home & Crematory.


Joseph Roth

Joseph J Roth, 71, Floral City, FL
Joseph John Roth, 71, Floral City passed away at home on July 26, 2017. Joe was born in Toledo, OH on November 26, 1945 to the late George and Erma Roth and came to this area 3 years ago from Bradner, OH. He was a retired longshoreman with over 41 years of service with the International Longshoremen's Association and of the Catholic Faith. Joe served our country in the United States Air Force. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 37 years, Sarah (Doney) Roth; three children, George D. Cowell of Bradner, OH; Christina Bloom of Woodville, OH; Vickie Draper of Toledo, OH; 5 brothers, 4 sisters, 4 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. The Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory of Inverness, Florida is assisting the family with cremation arrangements.


George Schmitt

George C Schmitt, 89, Inverness, FL
George C. Schmitt, Jr., 89, Inverness, FL., died August 13, 2017, in Citrus Springs. Born August 6, 1928, in Trenton, N.J., to George and Jennie Schmitt, he moved here in 1999 from Harrisburg, N.C. Mr. Schmitt was employed by IBM for 35 years and retired in 1987 as product-planning manager. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was a mason, Gothic/Fraternal Masonic Lodge, Hamilton, N.J.; life member, North Carolina Lutheran Men in Mission; and a member of USS Orion (AS-18) Veterans Historical Organization. An active community volunteer, he served 32 years as a volunteer fireman and rescue squad officer. He was a former Emergency Medical Technician Instructor, Red Cross First Aid and CPR Instructor and in Florida served as a volunteer Community Patrol Director for the Sheriff's Office. He was Lutheran by faith. Survivors include his two sons: Richard Schmitt and wife Marie of Charlotte, N.C., David Schmitt of Inverness; sister, Jane Steiner of Mercerville, N.J.; daughter-in-law Sandra Schmitt of Raleigh, N.C.; and six grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. George was preceded in death by his loving wife, Loretta on November 16, 2012, and his son William Schmitt. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Georgia A Schneider, 93, Inverness, FL
Georgia Anna Schneider, 93, Inverness died Oct 3, 2017. Survived by 3 children, Doug and Dennis Schneider and Dorothy Smith. Private cremation arrangements with Chas E Davis Funeral Home.


Elburta Shelton

Elburta M Shelton, 84, Inverness, FL
Elburta M. Shelton, age 84, of Inverness, FL passed away at her residence on July 22, 2017 surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Elburta was born on July 30, 1932 in Hillsboro, TN to the late Auborn and Ruby (Brown) Matlock and made Citrus County her home in 1974. In 1950 she married Walter Shelton with whom she shared 54 years of marriage until his passing on January 9, 2005. A woman of faith, she attended worship services with her daughter at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness. In her spare time she enjoyed the outdoors by gardening, caring for her plants and feeding the hummingbirds. Elburta also loved to bake, especially at the holidays. She was a wonderful cook whose specialty was southern cooking. Elburta will be remembered as loving and caring mother and grandmother. Those left to mourn her passing are her son, Walter Glen Shelton, Jr. and his wife Sherry of Inverness, FL; daughters: Barbara A. Clifton of Inverness, FL, Rosemary O'Connor and her husband Joe of Jacksonville, FL; special adopted son, Billy Brown of Ocala, FL; brother, Bobby Matlock of Hillsboro, TN; 7 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. In addition to her husband Walter, she was preceded in death by her son in law, Brian, 3 brothers and 1 sister. Elburta's family plan to hold a memorial service at a later date. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Savannah Simons

Savannah J Simons, 31, Inverness, FL
Savannah Jean Simons, 31, Inverness, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the Northside Hospital in St. Petersburg following a sudden illness. Savannah was born in Raceland, LA on November 12, 1985 to Glynn and Nancy (Lefever) Dupre. She resided in Plant City, FL before moving to Citrus County in 2013. She was an Exceptional Student Education Teacher at the Inverness Middle School and prior to that, at the Cypress Creek Juvenile Offender Correctional Center. Savannah graduated from Durant High School in Plant City. Following graduation, she earned her Bachelor's and Master's Degree with a major in Criminal Justice and minor in Psychology, from the University of Central Florida. Her love for crafting was only exceeded by her love for family and friends, which extended to her co-workers and students. Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Barry James Simons of Inverness; her parents, Glynn and Nancy Dupre of Plant City; 1 brother, Jacob Paul Dupre of Chattanooga, TN; her aunts and uncles, David and Paula Shears, Ruskin, Fl; Earl and Ann Dupre and Abel and Judy Pontiff, both of Houma, LA; another uncle, Douglas Lefever, Ruskin, FL; her nephew, Ray Paul Dupre; her father in law and mother in law, Steven and Elaine Simons, Inverness, FL; 2 brothers in law and their spouses, Craig and Tonia Simons and Tim and Brittany Simons; A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted Thursday, August 17th at 4:00 PM at the Cornerstone Baptist Church with Pastor Greg Kell officiating. Following cremation, burial will be at a later date in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted in Savannah's memory by: Bubba the Love Sponge Foundation (btlsfoundation.org) The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family.


Ray Skinner

Ray A Skinner, 85, Floral City, FL
Edward A. "Ray" Skinner, 85, Cross City and former resident of Floral City died September 29, 2017 in Haven Hospice in Chiefland, FL. Ray was a Citrus County native, born October 14, 1931 to the late George H. and Beckie (Johnson) Skinner and lived in Floral City most of his life. He was a retired heavy equipment operator in the construction industry and served our country in the U.S. Army. He attended The First Baptist Church of Floral City. He is survived by his son, Roy Skinner and his wife, Sandra of Cross City, FL. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mellie Louise Skinner April 24, 2006. They were married 54 years. He also lost a brother, Claude Skinner and two sisters, Maggie Lovett and Louise Lanier. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until the hour of service.


Donald Slate

Donald E Slate, 88, Hernando, FL
Donald Eugene Slate, CWO-2, U.S. Navy (Ret) age 88, of Hernando, passed away August 2, 2017 at the Diamond Ridge Health & Rehab Center in Lecanto. Mr. Slate was born on February 4, 1929 in Tully, New York to the late Victor and Pauline (James) Slate. He came to Citrus County in 1991 from Orlando. Mr. Slate retired from the US Navy as Chief Warrant Officer, 2nd Class, after 21 years of service. He was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Inverness and in addition to being active in various church activities, he also enjoyed reading. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of over 62 years, Millie (Meanor) Slate; his son, Alan James Slate of Sanford, FL; his daughter, Debra Lynn Friis-Pettitt of Big Pine Key, FL; brother Tom Victor Slate of Binghamton, NY; sisters: Madeline Jane Palmer, Binghamton, NY, Betty Marie Burchell of Johnson City, NY; 6 grandchildren, Tricia Mae Class, John David Lingerfelt, Lori Elizabeth Slate, Staci Lynn Lingerfelt, Kimberly Lynn Musbach, Mark Alan Slate; 7 great grandchildren, Gracie Mae Class, Greyson E. Class, Hannah Lynn Lingerfelt, Jordan Caden Lingerfelt, Aaliyah Faith Simpson, Addison Lynn Musbach, Delaney Elizabeth Slate. He was preceded in death by brothers: Richard, Robert, William, Norman, Gerald, John, and Charles Slate and 1 sister, Alice Elaine Williams. Funeral services for Mr. Slate will be conducted on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 3:00 PM from the Trinity Baptist Church in Inverness, with Pastor Jerry Bloxton, officiating. Friends may call from 2:00 PM until service time. Inurnment at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, with full military honors on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 2:00 PM. The procession to the cemetery will leave from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, at 1:15 PM.


Dale Smith

Dale E Smith, 76, Inverness, FL
Dale Eugene Smith, age 76, of Inverness, FL passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Dale was born on October 2, 1940 in Hanover, OH to the late Charles Edwin and Agnes Mae (Ashcraft) Smith. On June 3, 1960 he married Ruth "Elaine" (Gray) with whom he shared 57 years of marriage. Dale worked throughout his life as a Heavy Equipment Operator for the Plumbing Industry. He and Elaine became "Snow Birds" 13 years ago but eventually made Citrus County Florida their permanent home 7 years ago and attended worship services at the Bushnell Presbyterian Church, Bushnell, FL. Dale was a sports fan and especially enjoyed watching the Little League World Series and the Softball World Series. He also enjoyed going to Country Music Jams. His incredible hugs will be missed by all his friends and family. In addition to his loving wife Elaine, those that will mourn Dale's passing include his daughters: Lissa Bennett and her husband Bill and Peggy Dillon, both of Newark, OH; brother, Carl Dean Smith of Newark, OH; sister, Dorothy Martin of Newark, OH; grandchildren: Jesse, Ginger, Nina and Ryan; and great grandchildren: Ryan, Braden, Makala, James, Makena and Emmett. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Janet G Smith, 72, Inverness, FL
Janet Gray Smith, 72, Inverness passed away October 17, 2017 at the Citrus Hills Health & Rehab following a lengthy illness. Janet was born in Albemarle, NC on January 5, 1945 to the late Herman and Rozella (Elliott) Burris and came to Inverness in 1992 from Belle Glade, FL. She worked in the floral design business in her early years and was a member of the Belle Glade Baptist Church. She leaves to cherish her memory 3 sons: James G. Smith of Inverness; Jeffrey G. Smith, Ocala, FL; Jason E. Smith, Inverness; 2 brothers, Malcolm Burris of Munroe, NC and Stanley Burris of Southport, NC; 2 grandchildren, Connor and Emily Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Smith on July 23, 1995. Graveside services are scheduled for Friday, October 27 2017 at 2:00 PM at Florida National Cemetery. Burial will follow. The family will receive friends at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Thursday evening from 6:30 - 8:00 PM.


Betty Stafford

Betty P Stafford, 88, Citrus Springs, FL
Betty P. Stafford, 88, Citrus Springs passed away July 28, 2017 in the New Horizon Assisted Living Facility under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Mrs. Stafford was born in Red Jacket, WV on December 10, 1928 to the late Ralph and Ora Mae (Collier) Milam and came to this area in 2010 from Little River, SC. She was of the Baptist Faith. Left to cherish her memory are her 2 children, Robert Stafford and wife Gail of Citrus Springs, FL; Brenda K. Noe and husband Truman of Vincent, OH; sister, Kathryn Abbess and husband Jim of Pawleys Island, SC; granddaughter, Leah Breece and her husband Dan and their two children, Charlee and Hayden Breece. She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Stafford in 1977 and a son, Jerome Stafford. There will be a Celebration of Life Service on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 3:00 PM from the Chas.E. Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Thomas Couric, pastor of the Suncoast Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery at a later date.


Eugene Suydam

Eugene W Suydam, 86, Inverness, FL
Eugene W. Suydam, Jr., 86 years, Inverness, FL passed away on August 3, 2017 at Legacy House Hospice Center in Ocala, FL. Mr. Suydam was born on April 20, 1931, in New Bunswick, N.J. to the late Eugene and Mildred (Stryker) Suydam, Sr. He came to Florida in 1986 from Milltown, New Jersey. Eugene was an avid reader, loved baseball and was an aviation enthusiast, having taken flying lessons. He enlisted in the Air Force shortly after the Korean conflict began, serving as as tactical instructor and attaining the rank of Staff Sgt. He was a member of the the Inverness First United Methodist Church and the American Legion Post 77. Mr. Suydam previously was involved in many civic and sports activities, serving as baseball and soccer coach, Lions Club secretary and East Citrus Soccer League treasurer. His lifetime occupation starting in May 1955 was as a life-health insurance agent and manager, having proudly helped many people with their insurance problems over many years. He served Met Life 31 years, Mutual of Omaha for 13 years and the balance of service as an independent agent. Although Eugene was slowed down by various health conditions, he happily still conducted his activities of working with people and helping them as much as possible. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 42 years, Nancy A. Suydam; his children: Eugene W. Suydam, III and wife Wendy of Columbia, SC; Ronald Oliver of Oviedo, FL; Adam Suydam and wife Allyson of Keller, Texas; Garrett Suydam and wife Kimberly of Ocala, FL; 9 grandchildren: Eugene, David, Katelyn, Veronica, Grant, Aaron , Abigail, Camden and MacKenzie; He was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Lynn Hua and sisters, Marion Poliero ,Carole Ketaner, and Dorothy Gandek. Funeral services for Mr. Suydam will be conducted Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 12:30 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Rev. John Fischer, officiating. Burial will follow with full military honors at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11:30 until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers memorials are requested to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 2251, New Port Richey, FL 34656 or Hospice Legacy House, 9505 S.W. 110th Street, Ocala, FL 34481


Grace Swartz

Grace V Swartz, 93, Lecanto, FL
Grace Vivian Swartz, age 93, of Lecanto, FL, passed away Monday, September 4, 2017 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Grace was born on November 12, 1923 in Plymouth, PA to the late William D. and Carrie Mae (Smith) Howell and was married to Donald Swartz until his passing in 1999. In 1997, Grace and Donald made Citrus County their home after relocating from Brandon, FL. A Baptist by faith, she attended services at Trinity Baptist Church in Hernando, FL. In her spare time she enjoyed shopping at thrift stores and garage sales. Grace enjoyed playing games, especially Rummikub. A gifted musician, she played piano and organ at the churches for whom her husband Donald was pastor, for the churches she attended and local nursing homes. She enjoyed traveling and was fortunate enough to visit the Holy Land in the 1970's. Grace was a wonderful mother that was completely dedicated to her family who deemed her "Amazing Grace". She also had a great love of animals, especially her cats Lucy and Shadow. Those left to mourn Grace's passing are her sons: James Swartz (Cathy) of Lecanto, FL, Paul Swartz (Charlene) of Hernando, FL; daughters: Bonnie Sharp (Robert) of Charleston, S.C., Martha "Marty" Wroughton of Garner, N.C., Carolyn Candiler of Beverly Hills, FL; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband Donald, Grace was preceded in death by her sisters: Louise Muchler and Dorothy Howell. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is planned for Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 3:00 PM from the Trinity Baptist Church, Hernando, FL. Private inurnment at Hillsboro Memorial Gardens, Brandon, FL. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Joyce Swenson

Joyce J Swenson, 88, Spring Hill, FL
Joyce Jewel Swenson, 88 of Spring Hill, FL, passed away Monday, October 9, 2017 at Mimi's Care Cottage in Spring Hill. Joyce was born on January 26, 1929 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to the late Harvey and Madeline (Cox) Johnson. Joyce came to this area in 1990 from Crystal Beach, FL. She was a baker in the hospitality industry working at the Innisbrook Country Club for 13 years. She was Lutheran by faith. Joyce loved to fish, baking and was an excellent cook! Left to cherish her memory are her son, John N. Swenson and Cindy of New Auburn, WI; her daughter, Lori J. Swenson of Land O' Lakes, FL; her sister, Darlene Zache, Hartland, WI; 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hilman Swenson on January 27, 2011; son, Gary Swenson in 2016; and daughter, Linda Joyce Swenson in 1963. Following cremation, Joyce's urn will be interred at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL, with her husband, Hilman Swenson. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Irene Thibault

Irene Thibault, 99, Hernando, FL
Marie "Irene" Thibault, age 99, of Hernando, FL, passed away Friday, August 11, 2017 at Citrus Health and Rehab, Hernando, FL. Irene was born on October 14, 1917 in Van Buren, ME to the late George and Elise (Lavasseur) Couturier. She was married to Lionel Thibault until his passing on August 4, 1974 and made Citrus County, FL her home in 1979 after relocating from Auburn, ME. A Catholic by faith, Irene was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness, FL. In her spare time she enjoyed crocheting, sewing, dancing and gardening. Those left to mourn Irene's passing include her son, Raymond Thibault of Hubbard, TX; daughters: Simone LePage of Derby, CT, Vickie McMillen of Augusta, ME; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to her husband Lionel, Irene was preceded in death by her son, Norman; her daughter, Fern; 11 siblings and 1 granchild. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


FN Thomas

FN Thomas, 80, Lecanto, FL
Mr. FN Thomas, 80, Lecanto passed away September 11, 2017 in Ocala Regional Medical Center. FN was born in Nashville, GA on July 26, 1937 to the late Franklin and Melva (Peacock) Thomas and came here in 1964 from there. He was a retired electrician and welder, being a member of The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local No. 1205. He also was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Crystal River. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Sylvia Kelly Thomas of Lecanto; Danny Lee Thomas and Deanna McGee and husband Stephen, both of Lecanto; 2 step sons, Ellis Herman Roberts and wife, Teresa of Cape Canaveral; Jon Michael Roberts of Lecanto; his brother, Kevin Thomas, Nashville, GA; 3 sisters, Carolyn Music, Fernandina Beach, FL; Juanez Johnston and Judy Dasher, both of East Bend, NC; 6 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by Allen Carroll Roberts and his 2 brother, Charles and Benny Thomas. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the First Assembly of God Church in Crystal River with Rev. Richard Hart officiating. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery in Lecanto. The family will receive friends at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home Friday from 5-7 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to: Crystal River First Assembly of God, P.O. Box 367, Crystal River, FL 34423


Frederick Thompson

Frederick V Thompson, 79, Inverness, FL
Frederick V. Thompson, age 79, of Inverness, FL, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Citrus Hills Health and Rehab, Hernando, FL. Frederick was born on October 3, 1937 in Franklin, N.H. to the late Alma Woods (Provencher) and Victor Leamon Thompson, Sr. In 1986 he met Virginia (Babine) whom he married on February 20, 1999 and shared 18 years of marriage. Frederick and Virginia made Citrus County their home in 2009 after relocating from Belmont, N.H. He was a C.B. Radio Operator for a number of years and went by the handle of "Coat Hanger". Frederick enjoyed working with tools, tinkering in the garage and listening to Country and Western music. In addition to his wife Virginia, those who will mourn Frederick's passing are his son, Frederick "Skully" Sandborn; daughter, Rose Marie Thompson; step daughters: Nancy Tellian, Jeannette Quijano, Michelle Kemling, Ann Marie Flores; brothers: Larry Thompson, Terry Thompson, Gary Thompson; sisters: Margaret Howe, Jacqueline Thompson, Brenda Walker, Roseanna Thompson, Elizabeth Connelly; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Frederick was preceded in death by 4 siblings. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Betty Tookmanian, 86, Hernando, FL
Elizabeth "Betty" Tookmanian, 86, of Hernando, FL passed away September 3, 2017 at her residence in Hernando. She was born in Paterson, NJ on March 30, 1931 to the late Charles H. and Elizabeth (Grouilliard) Sturm. Betty was a Sales Representitive for Neuman Wholesale Drug Company for 13 years, and arrived in this area in 1990, coming from Clifton, NJ. She was a member of Heritage Baptist Church in Beverly Hills, FL. Betty enjoyed collecting owls and giving gifts. She was preceded in death by her husband Arman Daniel Tookmanian, Sr. in 2006, and 3 brothers, Russell, Donald, and Melvin Sturm. Survivors include her children Arman Daniel Tookmanian, Jr. and his wife Gloria of Budd Lake, NJ, Gerald Lee Tookmanian of Downingtown, PA, and Linda Orr and her husband Scott of Yorba Linda, CA., and 6 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


John Trombetta

John F Trombetta, 68, Inverness, FL
John Francis Trombetta, age 68, of Inverness, FL, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Promise Hospital, Oxford, FL. John was born on February 4, 1949 in Bronx, N.Y. to the late Joseph and Anita (Russo) Trombetta. On October 5, 1968 he married Diane Bertucci with whom he shared 49 years of loving marriage. In 1980, John and Diane made Citrus County their home after relocating from New York. A Methodist by faith, he attended services and was an active member of the Floral City United Methodist Church where he was an acolyte and usher. John's other church responsibilities included operating audio visual equipment for services and acting as administrator for the churches website and online social media accounts. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, watching sports and was especially a fan of the New York Yankees and the New York Giants. John loved spending time with his family and was a devoted and loving husband and father. In addition to his wife Diane, John will be mourned by his devoted daughter, Allison Trombetta of Inverness, FL. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Trombetta. In lieu of gifts or flowers, his family requests memorial donations be made in John's memory to Ministries and Missions of Floral City United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 47, Floral City, FL 34436. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Evelyn Tuttle

Evelyn M Tuttle, 86, Inverness, FL
Evelyn Marie Tuttle, age 86, of Inverness, FL, passed away at her home on October 3, 2017 surrounded by her loving family and while under the care of HPH Hospice. Evelyn was born on November 22, 1930 in Pike County, Kentucky to the late Jesse and Harriet (Wright) Bryant. She was married to Edwin Tuttle until his passing on June 24, 1993. Evelyn and Edwin made Citrus County, FL their home in 1981 after relocating from St. Petersburg, FL. She was employed by Citrus County Schools for 17 years as a food service worker. In her spare time, Evelyn liked to travel, read and cook delicious meals for family gatherings. She was also a huge fan of the Atlanta Braves. Those left to mourn Evelyn's passing include her stepdaughter, Linda Samples of San Augustine, TX; sisters: Nancy Smallwood and Ruth Frady, both of Inverness, FL; 4 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband Edwin, Evelyn was preceded in death by brothers, James, Donald, Billy and Clayton Bryant. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is planned for Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 11:30 AM, at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Doug Alexander of the New Church Without Walls, Hernando and Pastor David Lucas of Inverness Church of God officiating. Evelyn will be laid to rest beside her husband Edwin at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Friends may call at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Evelyn's memory to HPH Hospice, 12470 Telecom Drive, Tampa, FL 33637 or at www.chaptershealth.org. Arrangements under direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


John Tuttle

John P Tuttle, 85, Inverness, FL
John P. Tuttle, 85, of Inverness, FL, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on May 22, 1932 to the late John C. and Marie (Harwood) Tuttle. John was a Police Officer for the NYPD, and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He arrived in this area in 1994, coming from Levittown, NY, and attended Calvary Chapel in Inverness. John enjoyed golfing, going to the gym, and loved attending the Citrus High School sports games. He was a 40 year member of "Matt Talbout", and a member of the Citrus County 1013. He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Catherine M. Tuttle, and was the father of 8 children. Memorial Services for John will be conducted on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 12 Noon from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness with Rev. Paul Giglio, officiating. Following the service, military honors will be rendered at 2:00 P.M. at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. .


Joseph Velez, Jr.

Joseph Velez, Jr., 86, Inverness, FL
Joseph Velez, Jr., age 86, of Inverness, FL, passed away at his residence on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Joseph was born on January 11, 1931 in Manhattan, N.Y. to the late Jose and Carmen (Rodriguez) Velez. Prior to retirement, he worked as a Security Officer at JFK Airport in New York and made Citrus County his home in 1997 after relocating from Manhattan. Joseph will be remembered as a very social and friendly man. Those left to mourn Joseph's passing include his wife and partner of 42 years, Gloria Velez; son, Joseph Velez of New Jersey; daughter, Irene Velez-Lebron of New York; brother, John Velez of Inverness, FL; sister, Teena Robinson of New Hampshire; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, William Velez. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Cynthia Waldraff

Cynthia M Waldraff, 52, Tampa, FL
Cynthia Marie Waldraff, age 52, of Tampa, FL passed away Friday, July 28, 2017 at Florida Hospital of Tampa. Cynthia was born on June 22, 1965 in South Bend, IN to the late Hans Christian and Hildegarde (Kirn) Waldraff. She made Tampa her home in 1994 after relocating from Elk Hart, IN to pursue a career in real estate and worked in various area of the real estate industry including management and as a relocation specialist. In her spare time, Cynthia enjoyed dancing and music. She was also an avid reader and a movie buff. She also had a great love for her family and would dote on her 2 beloved nieces. Cynthia always remembered their birthdays and loved sending surprises to them in the mail. Her loss will be mourned by her brother, Hans "Chris" Waldraff, his wife Heather and their daughters Charlotte and Susanna, all of ADA, MI. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


William Wescott

William J Wescott, 89, Inverness, FL
Maj. William J. Wescott, U.S.M.C. (Ret), 89, of Inverness, FL. passed away July 31, 2017 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. He was born in Ft. Edward, NY on March 17, 1928 to the late Harold C. and Mabel E. (Pecue) Wescott. William served his country honorably, retiring from the U.S. Marine Corp after 22 years of exemplary service. He served in both the Korean Conflict and the Viet Nam Conflict, receiving the Bronze Star for his service in Viet Nam. Afterwards, he had a full career as a real estate broker for 25 years and, with his wife Elizabeth, owned and operated Wescott Realty in Orlando and Winter Garden, FL. William arrived in this area area 2004, coming from Merritt Island, FL. He was a Baptist by faith, and enjoyed fishing and golfing. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Elizabeth A. Wescott. Other survivors include his children, Gerald Wescott of Cocoa, FL, John Wescott and his wife Karen of Merritt Island, Barbara Schmitt and her husband Tom of Atlanta, GA, and Janet Kendrick and her husband Tim of Clermont, FL; and sister Mary E. Jordan and her husband Lou of Palm Beach Gardens, FL.; and step-sons James R. and Daniel Cole. 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by one son, Ronald P. Wescott; and 4 brothers, Gerald, Harold, James and Raymond Wescott. Graveside services with military honors are scheduled for Friday, August 11, 2017, 11:00 A.M. at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. The procession to the cemetery will depart the funeral home promptly at 10:00 A.M. All friends are invited to attend. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


William White

William H White, 100, Crystal River, FL
William Henry White, 100, of Crystal River, FL passed away October 19, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. He was born in Manhattan, NY on February 4, 1917 to the late William Joseph and Elizabeth Caroline (Kulp) White. William was a Firefighter for the New York City Fire Dept. He arrived in this area 46 years ago, and attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. He is survived by his 3 children Rita E. Skidmore of Long Island, NY, Elizabeth A. White of Ronkonkoma, NY, and Catherine A. White; 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Jimmie Whitsel

Jimmie M Whitsel, 94, Weeki Wachee, FL
Jimmie Mae Whitsel, age 94, of Weeki Wachee, and formerly of Lecanto, FL, passed away September 25, 2017 with her loving family by her side. Jimmie was born in Pine Bluff, AR, on January 14, 1923 to the late Daniel Boyd and Hazel Frances (McFadden) Byrd. She was married to Bernard Whitsel for 69 years until his passing on December 15, 2014. Jimmie and Bernard made Citrus County Florida their home in 1993 after relocating from Miami, FL. While her husband was serving his country during World War II, Jimmie joined the war effort and worked as a lineman for Florida Power and Light in Miami. She was an amazingly talented singer and loved music. Jimmie was also a skilled seamstress and had sewn clothes for many generations of family. She enjoyed playing bingo, had an amazing sense of humor, was very strong willed, loved by all who knew her, and called "Mom" by many friends and acquaintances over the years. Those left to cherish Jimmie's memory are her daughters: Carol Ann Barber and her significant other, Tom Brown of Weeki Wachee, FL, Hazel Mae Grifol and her husband Rene of Milton, FL; sister, Kathryn F. Barlow of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; grandchildren: Suzanne, Kristen, Teresa, Shelly; 9 great grandchildren; sister in law, Hazel Snyder of Inverness, FL; and niece, Connie Sue Snyder of Inverness, FL. In addition to her husband Bernard, Jimmie was preceded in death by sister, Betty Jean Schmalze. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Barbara Wiercinski

Barbara L Wiercinski, 70, Beverly Hills, FL
Barbara L. Wiercinski, 70, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away June 30, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. She was born in Bremerhaven, Germany on July 19, 1946 to the late Emil and Erika (Bonke) Hartwig. Barbara was a cashier for Publix Groceries, and arrived in this area in 2015, coming from Naples, FL. She was a Lutheran by faith, and enjoyed cooking and loved to go to the casino. She was preceded in death by her husband Ben in 2013. Survivors include her sons, David Wiercinski of Tampa, FL, and Dwayne Wiercinski of Naples, FL; and sister Monika Seeger of Beverly Hills; and 5 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


June Williams

June A Williams, 84, Lecanto, FL
June A. Williams, age 84, of Lecanto, FL, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing in Lecanto, FL. June was born on September 21, 1933 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. to the late Warren J. and Nellie Mae (Myers) Williams. She owned and operated bars and restaurants throughout her lifetime and had been part owner of Horan's 9G Bar and Grill in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. On December 15, 1970 June married Warren Williams with whom she shared 47 years of marriage. They made Citrus County their home in 1978 after relocating from St. Petersburg, FL. June and Warren greatly enjoyed the outdoors and had gone camping all over the country. In addition to her husband Warren, those left to mourn June's passing are her son, Brian Williams and his wife Kathy of Citrus Hills, FL; daughter, Alice Sims and her husband Scott of Crystal River, FL; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. June was preceded in death by her son John E. Horan. Private cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Burton Williamson

Burton Williamson, 93, Brooksville, FL
Elmer Burton Williamson, 93, Brookville, FL passed away October 14, 2017 at the Sturgill Hospice House in Brooksville. Elmer was born in Muskegan, MI on November 25, 1923 to the late Elmer H. and Martha (Thompson) Williamson and moved to Brooksville, FL in 1985. He worked for the Kelvinator Appliance Company on their assembly line and served our country in the U.S. Army, enlisting in September, 1946 and honorably discharged in 1947. He leaves his wife of 48 years, Nina (Savage) Williamson; three children, Marjorie Taylor of Allendale, MI; Marie Williamson, Kentwood, MI; Rebecca Berens, Greenville, MI; 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted from the Matthysee-Kuiper-DeGraff Funeral Home in Allendale, MI. Time and date of services are pending. Burial will follow in Rosedale Memorial Park, Grand Rapids, MI. The Chas E Davis Funeral Home of Inverness is in charge of local arrangements.


Kenneth Winner

Kenneth E Winner, 76, Floral City, FL
Kenneth E. Winner, 76, of Floral City, FL passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL. He was born in Kokomo, IN on February 21, 1941 to the late George and Maxine (Marquardt) Winner. Kenneth was a tool maker for General Motors Corp. for 30 years, and was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He arrived in this area in 2000, coming from Kokomo, and was a Protestant by faith. Kenneth was an auxiliary member of the VFW Post 7122 in Floral City. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, playing with his grandchildren, traveling, and spending time at the Post and with his family and friends. He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Joyce Winner. Other survivors include his children Larry Winner of Kokomo, IN, Kevin Winner and his wife Teresa of Russiaville, IN, Barbara Cox and her husband Tony of Sheridan, IN, and Amber Mastin of Kokomo; step-sons Christopher Mullinax and his wife Julie of Kokomo, and Chad Mullinax and his wife Jodi of Kokomo; brothers Ronnie and George Winner; sister Tammy Baker; 14 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Kenneth's urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Phyllis Witt

Phyllis M Witt, 78, Inverness, FL
Phyllis Marlene Witt, age 78, of Inverness, FL, passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Citrus Health and Rehab, Inverness. Phyllis was born in Hammond, IN on January 3, 1939 to the late Thomas and Arlene Garvey. She was married to Kenneth A. Witt for 43 years until his passing on May 21, 1998. She made Florida her home 13 years ago after relocating from Indiana. Phyllis was a Baptist by faith and greatly enjoyed attending the worship services at Citrus Health and Rehab where she also served on the residents council. She enjoyed playing bingo, coloring, making arts and crafts, knitting and making artwork. Those left to mourn Phyllis' passing include her sons: Kenneth Witt and his wife Diane of Friendship, TN, Paul Witt and his wife Karen of Dade City, FL, and James Witt; daughters: Linda Dougherty and her husband Jerry of Floral City, FL, Carol Witt of Floral City, FL; 15 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. A celebration of Phyllis' life is planned for Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, where a spiritual message and cherished memories will be shared by her friends and family. Friends may call at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of the service. Phyllis' urn will be laid to rest with her husband at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL, at a later date. Service arrangements and cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


David Zbegan

David A Zbegan, 56, Inverness, FL
David Andrew Zbegan, 56, Inverness passed away suddenly on August 14, 2017 at home. David was born in New Castle, PA on August 3, 1961. He moved to Inverness in 2012 from Plantation, Fl where he owned and operated B & B Aquatics, a diving business in Dania, Florida. His love for the water was evident in his profession, but his love for fishing was just as great. He enjoyed deep sea fishing and kept many of his catches after they were preserved and mounted. Left to cherish his memory is his devoted Mother, Lucille Fekete, with whom he lived. Private cremation care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


 

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