Obituaries
For the Last 3 Months.

Guillermo Araos-Sandoval

Guillermo Araos-Sandoval, 64, Beverly Hills, FL
Guillermo Araos Sandoval, 64, Beverly Hills, passed away at home April 24, 2016. Guillermo was born in Santiago, Chile on Oct 27, 1951 to Guillermo Araos and Sonia Sandoval. A hardworking man until the end, who brought joy to everyone around him.  It was an honor calling you Dad, it was and honor fighting beside you this last battle, but we didn't lose, this does not define your life, and the many lives you made a difference . You were an amazing father,husband, son, brother and grandfather. Goodbye my shining knight I will miss you everyday I'm alive, I will love you longer than that.   He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Carmen Sierra of Beverly Hills; 5 children: Pablo Ayala and Luis Ayala both of Puerto Rico; Guillermo Araos, III of Bradenton, FL; Jocelyn Ayala and Karla Pantoja, Citrus Springs, FL; his parents, Guillermo and Sonia, both of Inverness;  brothers, Hugo and Jorge Araos, both of Puerto Rico; sister, Ruth Araos, Inverness and 7 grandchildren.  The family invites friends to join them on Wednesday, April 27th from 3-5 PMat the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Fr. Avelino Garcia from Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church of Beverly Hills will have services at 4:00 PM. Cremation arrangements under the direction of the Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory


Michael Baker

Michael J Baker, 87, Inverness, FL
Michael Joseph Baker, age 87, of Inverness, FL, died unexpectedly on April 4, 2016 while under the care of Shands at UF, Gainesville. Michael was born September 5, 1928 in Latrobe, PA to the late Paul and Elizabeth (Majgar) Baker. On May 2, 1949, he married Patricia Stouffer, with whom he shared 67 wonderful years of marriage until her passing on January 20, 2016. Michael and his wife moved to Citrus County 30 years ago from Monaca, PA. A Catholic by faith, he was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness. Michael was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie #3992, Inverness. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, hunting and tinkering in the garage. Michael was extremely handy, saw the value in everything he owned and could fix anything. He will be remembered as a loving caring father and grandfather. Those left to cherish his memory and mourn his passing are his son: Jay Baker of Monaca, PA; daughters: Donna Marcinak of Inverness, FL and Michele (John) Garland of Mastic, NY. He is also survived by one sister, Pauline Byers of Latrobe, PA; seven grandchildren: Jason, Stacy, Megan, Jennie, Sheena, Mindy and Lizzy; six great-grandchildren: Logan, Lydia, Julian, Jaden, Lucas and Peter; and his loving Welsh Corgi, Bindi. Michael was preceded in death by seven brothers and three sisters. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be conducted at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. with Father Tim Cummings of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to UF Health Shands Burn Center, 1600 SW Archer Road, Room 7209, Gainesville, FL 32610. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Alfred C Baldwin, 86, Coatesville, PA
Alfred Charles Baldwin, 86, of Coatesville, PA, passed away February 9, 2016 at Ocala Regional Medical Center in Ocala. He was born on April 17, 1929 in Caines, PA to the late Clement C. and Anna (Davis) Baldwin. Alfred was a U.S. Army veteran, and an Episcople by faith. He was an owner/operator of a campground in PA, and had been an area winter resident since 2007. He enjoyed visiting Florida. Alfred also enjoyed buying and selling cars, traveling, spending time with family, and loved working at the campground. He was preceded in death by 5 siblings. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Hilda Baldwin. Other survivors include his children Gary James Baldwin and his fiancé, Elaine Moyer, and Sharon (Brian) Willis, all of Coatesville, and Tracy Baldwin of Salem, SC; brother Barry J. Baldwin, and sisters Jo Arlene Refford and Peggy Ann Plank; 2 grandchildren, Brandi and Daniel; and 2 great-grandchildren, Savannah and Connor. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Bill Balthis

Bill W Balthis, 76, Inverness, FL
Bill W. Balthis, 76, Inverness passed away March 16, 2016 at the Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast in Inverness. Mr. Balthis was born in Richmond, IN on Aug 18, 1939 to the late William and Mary Elizabeth (Woods) Balthis and moved to Florida from Lansing, IL. He and his wife owned and operated Oakwood Insurance Agency in Lansing, IL. Bill served as the Mayor of Lansing for 8 years and the State House of Representatives for the State of Illinois in Springfield, IL for 6 years. He served our country in the U.S. Air Force. His affiliations include the First United Methodist Church of Inverness, VFW Post in Lansing, IL, Kiwanis Club, Past President of the Park District in Lansing, past president of the Babe Ruth Baseball League, and former president of the Regency Park Condominium Association for 9 years. He was an avid golfer. He is survived by his wife, Joann "Jody" (Trisler) Balthis; 4 sons, Bill (Tammy) Rhinehart of Losantville, IN; Tye (Lynn) Balthis, Yankton,SD; Rodney Balthis, Hobart, IN; J. William (Stephanie) Balthis, Schererville, IN; 1 daughter, Robin (Jerry) Grable, Greenville, SC; 1 brother, Bill Balthis, Greenville, OH; 3 sisters, Donna Church, Sugarland, TX; Linda Jo Pate, Centerville, IN; Marilyn Caldwell, Centerville, OH; 12 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Richard, and his sister, Jane. There will be a Celebration of Life Service on Friday, March 25, 2016 at 1:00 PM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home of Inverness with Hospice Chaplain Dan Lyman officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12 noon on Friday until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464


Gilbert Banton

Gilbert Banton, 72, Hernando, FL
Gilbert Banton, age 72, of Hernando, FL, died February 25, 2016 surrounded by his loving family and while under the care of the staff of HPH Hospice, Lecanto. Gilbert was born on August 18, 1943, in St. Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica to the late James and Clara (Maithland) Banton. He had lived in Hernando for the past 24 years after relocating from West Haven, CT. A man of faith, Gilbert attended services at the First Assembly of God Church, Inverness. He was an entrepreneur and hardworking businessman that owned his own landscaping business for most of his life. Gilbert will be remembered as a loving man, a good provider and wonderful father. Those left to mourn his passing and cherish his memory are his two sons, Rohan A. Banton of Kannapolis, N.C., Wayne N. Banton of Hernando, FL; one daughter, Vilma (Akwasi) Arhin of West Simsbury, CT; three brothers, Ken Banton of Pine Ridge, FL, Winston Banton of Sugarmill Woods, FL, Dalton Banton of Canada; two sisters, Icilda Allen of Beverly Hills, FL, Coloter Gordon of Jamaica; seven grandchildren, Steve Banton, Jr., Fabbien Morris, Dalphian Banton, Yaa Serwah Arhin, Adwoa Levin, Afua Arhin, Kofi Arhin; several great-grandchildren; and his significant other of 13 years, Barbara Washington. He was preceded in death by his wife of 29 years, Gloria on June 11, 1997. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 5th, 2016 at 12:00 noon from the First Assembly of God Church, Inverness, with Pastor Dairold Rushing officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service. Interment to follow at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City. Arrangements under the direction of Chas E Davis Funeral Home.


Eileen J Bausch, 97, Anthony, FL
Eileen Jane Bausch, 97, Anthony, FL, former Inverness resident passed away Feb 27, 2016 at home under the loving care of her daughter and Hospice. Eileen was born in Brooklyn NY on Jan 25, 1919 to the late Albert and Anna (Ritter) Will and moved to Florida in 1981 from Glendale, NY. She was a retired accounting clerk for H.C. Bohack Food stores. She was a member of the Sparr United Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star Chapter 602 in New York, and former member of the Inverness Moose Lodge Women's Auxillary She is survived by her daughter, Maureen McGuire of Anthony, FL; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. There will be no services. Cremation arrangements by Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL


Marjorie Belcher

Marjorie M Belcher, 96, Inverness, FL
Marjorie Mae Belcher, 96, Inverness, FL passed away April 4, 2016 at her residence under the care of Nina Moore, her caregiver, family, and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. She was born on August 20, 1919 in Worcester, MA to the late Albert and Florence (Marcus) Wheeler. Marjorie was a head teller in the banking industry, and a Methodist by faith. She arrived in this area in 1976, coming from Weymouth, MA. She enjoyed meeting new friends and talking with family and friends. She was an avid reader and enjoyed shopping, flea markets, and entertaining. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Donald Belcher in 2002, and by her sister Rachel and brothers Albert and Frederick Wheeler. She is survived by her daughters Barbara (C. William). Hilliard of Brockton, MA, and Bette (G. Phillip) Tevis of Dallas, TX; 4 grandchildren: D. Bryan (Stacey) Hilliard and Barry (Kristin) Hilliard of MA and Gregory (Mary Reid) Tevis and G. Christopher (Jennifer) Tevis of TX. Also survived by her eight beloved great-grandchildren: Duncan, Ryan, Owen, Evan and Sarah of MA and Pierce, Andrew and Caroline of TX, as well as many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, April 16 at 11:00 A.M., at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. A graveside service will be held at a later date in Weymouth, MA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly HIlls, FL 34464.


Margaret L Bentz, 81, Inverness, FL
Margaret L. Bentz, 81, of Inverness, FL passed away February 11, 2016 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Inverness. She was born on December 28, 1934 in Aliquippa, PA to the late George and Margaret (Dumfy) Evanko. Margaret was a head loan officer for several mortgages companies, and arrived in this area 14 years ago, coming from Orlando, FL. She was a Lutheran by faith, and loved playing computer games. Left to mourn her loss are her 2 sons, Robert "Chris" Bentz of Ocala, FL, and David Bentz of Inverness, FL; and 2 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Marlene L Bobo, 77, Inverness, FL
Marlene L. Bobo, 77, Harrison, MI and winter resident of Inverness, FL died Feb 25, 2016. Beloved wife of Harold Bobo, devoted Mother of Harold, Jr and Diane Walker; fond sister of Sharon Davis; grandmother of 5. A native of Calumet, MI, she was born Sept 17, 1938 to Walter and Berniece (Hatala) Wallio. She retired as a convenience store manager in Harrison, MI. Cremation arrangements in Florida were private. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL


Anne Body

Anne D Body, 83, Lecanto, FL
Anne D. Body, 83, of Lecanto, died March 16, 2016, at LifeCare Center. Born August 7, 1932, in New York City, Mrs. Body moved to Hernando with her husband Joseph, now deceased, from East Meadow, N.Y. in 1998. Her late parents, Harry and Nancy Osyczka, were also longtime residents of Citrus County. Mrs. Body retired from Nassau County Medical Center in East Meadow, N.Y., after a long career as a medical secretary. Both she and her husband, who were married 60 years, grew up in New York City and later lived in Iceland before settling in East Meadow, L.I., where they raised their two daughters. Among Mrs. Body’s many interests were a love of cooking, especially unearthing and collecting unique recipes, and community engagement, including volunteering for the Citrus County Board of Elections, being a member of the Red Hat Society and supporting local theater groups. She and her husband were also seasoned worldwide travelers. And throughout her life, Mrs. Body richly engaged the art, dance and other traditions of her Ukrainian ethnicity. But it was her family that was at the forefront of her life. And the birth of her granddaughter, Tasha, was among the most joyous and loving moments of a life defined by a deep love and protection of her family. Left to mourn her passing aretwo daughters, Joanne Osenenko and husband Derek of Woodstock, N.Y.; Susan Madden and husband Kevin of East Meadow, N.Y.; and granddaughter Tasha Madden-Stasi and husband Luciano of West Islip, N.Y. and cherished great grand dog Peanut. Funeral services will be at noon, on Monday, March 21, 2016, at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, with visitation from 11 a.m. to noon. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery.


James E Borre, 84, Inverness, FL
James Edward Borre, Sr., 84, of Inverness, FL passed away February 5, 2016 at Citrus Hills Health & Rehab in Hernando, FL. He was born in Oxford Depot on May 18, 1931 to the late Charles C. and Debra (Learman) Borre. James was a self employed truck driver and arrived in this area in 1978, coming from Edison, N.J. He was a protestant by faith and attended the Hernando Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by 6 brothers. He is survived by 5 children, and 2 brothers. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Robert Bourque

Robert D Bourque, 82, Inverness, FL
Robert David Bourque, 82, of Inverness Florida passed away March 4, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. He was born in Fitchburg, MA on October 31, 1933 to the late Joseph A. and Evelyn (Wells) Bourque. Robert was a U.S. Army veteran, and an Electrical Engineer for Fitchburg Gas and Electric Company, which became Unitil, for 30 years. He arrived in this area in 1995, coming from West Townsend, MA, and attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. He loved working in his woodworking shop, being on the computer, traveling, and repairing anything mechanical. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Lorraine Bourque. Other survivors include his son Robert D. Bourque, Jr. of New York City, NY; daughter Jacqueline (David) Amico of Fitchburg, MA, brother Roger Bourque of Ft. Myers, FL, sister Theresa Fitzpatrick, also of Fitchburg, 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Monday, March 14, 2:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to service. Robert's urn will be laid to rest in Massachusetts at a later date.


JoAnn Boyd, 86, Ocala / Formerly of Beverly Hills, FL
JoAnn Boyd, age 86, Ocala, formerly of Beverly Hills, died March 11, 2016 while under the care of Windsor of Ocala Assisted Living Facility and Hospice of Marion County. JoAnn was born in Greenfield, Indiana on March 31, 1929 to Frank and Arta (Ghere) Stillwell. In 1994, she and her husband, Terry, moved to Laurel Ridge, Beverly Hills from Encino and Mission Viejo, California. JoAnn was known in Citrus County for her watercolor paintings and was a member of the Citrus County Watercolor Club, The Citrus Art Center, Nature Coast Painters, Florida Art Society and a past President of the Ocala Art Group. Her paintings are displayed in homes and businesses all over the County. JoAnn was preceded in death by her loving husband of 56 years, Terry Boyd. Others that preceded her in death are her twin brother, Joe Stillwell; brother, Billy A. Stillwell; and sister, Mary Lou Stillwell, all of Frankfort, Indiana. At JoAnn's request, there will be no services or viewing. Interment at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, will take place at a later date. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Adelaide Brennan

Adelaide Brennan, 88, Hernando, FL
Adelaide Brennan, 88, of Hernando, FL passed away March 25 2016 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Inverness, FL. She was born on October 30, 1927 in Welfare Island, NY to the late Nathan and Emily (Stackler) Brennan. Adelaide was a seamstress, and arrived in this area in 1985, coming from Staten Island, NY. She was a Catholic by faith, and loved spending time with her family, cooking, and enjoying her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 48 years, John E. Bowcock, Sr., 3 sons, Michael, Glenn and Gary Bowcock; 2 brothers, Frank and John Gustaveno; and 3 sisters, Rita Tanzosh, Marie Brennan, and Irene Van Pelt. Survivors include sons John (Mary) Bowcock of Manassas, VA, Daniel (Sheri) Bowcock of Hernando, FL, Steven (Carrie) Bowcock of Tampa, FL, Warren Bowcock of Staten Island, NY and Wayne Bowcock of Hernando FL; daughters Joann Pirrella of Dunnellon, FL and Lauri (Peter) Pepe of Palm Bay, FL, and sister Pauline Gibbons; 18 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, 10:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL, with burial to follow at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, FL. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home on Monday, between the hours of 3:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M.


Josephine Cameron

Josephine Cameron, 84, Inverness, FL
Josephine Cameron, 84, Inverness passed away April 8, 2016 in the Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast facility in Inverness. Mrs Cameron was born in Liberty, KY on May 27, 1931 to the late Jackson and Pearl (Derringer) Gibson. During her employment years, she was a lens inspector in the eye glass manufacturing business and was a member of the First Church of God on Jasmine Lane in Inverness. Survivors include her step son, Bradley A. Brown and his wife, Linda of Lutz, FL; her step daughter, Pamela Hahn of Indianapolis; her brother, Shirley Gibson of Cloverdale, IN; 7 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph in 2001 and a step daughter, Evelyn Roscoe. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted on Thursday, April 14th at 3:00 PM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with The Rev Tom Walker officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Friends may visit the family at the funeral home on Thursday from 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Memorial donations requested to Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464


Billy J Campbell, 67, Floral City, FL
William J."Billy" Campbell, 67, passed away peacefully in his home in Floral City, FL on February 20, 2016. William was born on November 3, 1948 in McMinnville, TN to the late Winford A. and Anna Frances Campbell. He worked as a Health Physics Technician in the Nuclear Power Industry and served his country as a member of the United States Navy. In 1970, William moved to Citrus County from Dade City, FL They enjoyed spending time in the great outdoors, gardening, fishing, hunting, and loved woodworking. "Billy" is survived by his wife of 44 years, Shirley M. Campbell, Floral City, FL; 3 daughters: Stacy (David) Dates, Inverness, FL, Angie (Randy) Headley, Floral City, FL, and Nancy (Dickie) Headley, St. Petersburg, FL; 2 brothers, Jerry Campbell, McMinnville, TN, and Roger (Brenda) Campbell, Spencer, TN; 2 sisters, Amy (Jimmy) Swann, Dade City, FL, and Nancy Freedle, McMinnville, TN; 12 grandchildren: Desmond, Zackary, Tanna, Andy, Quinton, Gabriel, Carrera, Randy Jr, Jordan, Joshua, Bryce, and Asia; 4 great grandchildren, Colton, Weston, Bella, and Maverick; Sister in law, Sandy Campbell, Franklin, TN. He was preceded in death by his sister, Jeannie Ora Campbell; his brother, Jimmy Campbell; and a special niece, Jessica McCall. There will be a celebration of life service on Thursday, Feb 25th at 10:00 AM from Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Mr Charles Murray of Skyview Church of Christ officiating. Burial will follow at 2:00 PM in Gardens of Memories Cemetery, Tampa. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 9:00 AM until the hour of service.


Donald L Carpenter, 85, Inverness, FL
Donald L. Carpenter, age 85, of Inverness, FL died on February 20, 2016 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Donald was born on February 25, 1930 in Fairmont, West Virginia to the late Thomas and Florence (Vanata) Carpenter. From 1948 to 1952 he proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy and served aboard the USS Salem. After his service in the military, Donald was employed as a Fork Lift Driver for Sears and Roebuck for 27 years. In 1951, he married Ethel May Thistle, with whom he shared 60 years of marriage until her passing on December 16, 2011. Donald was a member of the Parkinson's Association and the USS Salem Association. In his free time he enjoyed woodworking and playing cards. He is survived by his two sister in-laws, Doris Parsons and Ella Nardone of Inverness, FL; his nephews, Bob, Ed, & Terry Carpenter, Dan Tonkery, David Riehn, Bob & Brian Parsons, John Thistle, Bob, David, and John Nardone; his nieces, Patricia Carpenter, Joyce Webb, Kathy Tenney, Nancy Riehn, and Kendra McQueen; several great-nieces and nephews. In addition to his loving wife, he was preceded in death by three brothers: Paul, George and Robert, and one sister, Doris Tonkery; his nephew, David Tonkery; Brother in-law, Thomas Tonkery; two sister in-laws, Betty Carpenter and Virginia Carpenter. There will be a Celebration of Life service on Friday, February 26, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness with Chaplain Charles Johnson of Hospice of Citrus and The Nature Coast officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. The family will receive friends in visitation from 12:00 noon until the hour of service. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Daniel Cioffoletti

Daniel J Cioffoletti, 83, Hernando, FL
Daniel James Cioffoletti, 83, Hernando,FL died Feb 13, 2016 at Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. Mr. Cioffoletti was born in New Rochelle, NY to the late Daniel L. and Frances (DeFrancesco) Cioffoletti and came to this area in 2004 from Newtown, CT. He retired from A.G. Edwards Financial Company as a Stock Broker with 39 years of service and served our country in the U.S. Army. He is surived by his wife of 59 years Nancy (Maduras) Cioffoletti, 2 sons, Robert Cioffoletti of Danbury, CT; Michael Cioffoletti of Morganton, NC; 4 Daughters, Francene Albert of Las Vegas, NV; Marlene Cioffoletti of Southbury, CT; Nancy Cameros of Newtown, CT: Daniele Maguire of Wappingers Falls, NY: 13 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Darlene Casagrande. Private cremation arrangements under the direction of the Chas E Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL


Wanda P Clark, 89, Floral City, FL
Wanda P. Clark, 89 of Floral City, died Thursday, February 18, 2016 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Inverness. Born on March 6, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Andrew and Aurelia (Szaraczynski) Pacholek, she came to Citrus County in 1992 from Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Wanda owned and operated a boat dock business prior to retirement and was Catholic by faith. She is survived by her daughter, Geraldine "Gerie" and husband Ellis Crews of Floral City and her son, Guy Allen Clark and his wife Angie of Corusegold, CA; and her eight grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Donald on March 5, 2002. Graveside services for Wanda will be conducted on Monday, February 22nd at 11:30 AM from the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness on Monday from 9:30 AM until 10:45 AM, at which time the funeral procession will leave for the cemetery.


Everett O Clevenger, 90, Hernando, FL
Everett Otha Clevenger, 90, Hernando, FL passed away Februay 14, 2016 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Inverness, FL. He was born on May 3, 1925 in Newport, TN to the late Otha Holland and Nora (O'Neil) Clevenger. Everett was a diesel mechanic for Miami-Dade Transit Authority for 25 years. He arrived in this area in 1978 part time, coming from Miami, FL. Everett was a protestant by faith, and enjoyed travel and doing yard work. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Albert, Paul, and Larry Clevenger; and one sister Gladys Clevenger. Everett is survived by his loving wife of over 40 years, Jean B. Clevenger, and a nephew, Dennis (Malinda) Clevenger of Inverness. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Alexander G Covey, 72, Dunnellon, FL
Alexander Glenn Covey, age 72, of Dunnellon, FL, passed away peacefully at his home on February 3, 2016 surrounded by his loving and devoted family. Alexander was born on July 20, 1943 in Jacksonville, FL to the late John and Margaret (Phillips) Covey. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force from 1967 to 1969 and was a veteran of the Vietnam war. After his service in the military, Alexander was employed as an industrial water treatment consultant for 30 years. Alexander was an educated man and received his Masters Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry with a Minor in Mathematics. On March 25, 2000 he married Eva "Jo" Goude with whom he shared over 16 wonderful years of marriage. In October 2004, they relocated to Marion County from Troy, NC. A Methodist by faith, Alexander was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon. In his spare time, he enjoyed working in the yard, gardening and anything to do with chemistry and mathematics. Those left to mourn his passing and cherish his precious memory are his loving wife and best friend, Eva "Jo" (Goude) Covey; his son, Jay Alexander Covey of Lehigh, UT; his sister, Elizabeth Covey Gunn of Oldsmar, FL; and two grandchildren. A Memorial Service of Remembrance will be offered on Friday, February 12, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. from the First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon with Pastor Eddie Fulford officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service. A graveside service will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell at 12:30 p.m. with full military honors rendered by the Inverness VFW Post #4337 Honor Guard. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Nadia Cruz

Nadia C Cruz, 86, Beverly Hills, FL
Nadia C. Cruz, 86 of Beverly Hills, died Thursday, March 31, 2016 at home under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Born on August 29, 1929 in Lajas, Puerto Rico to the late Eugenio and Maria (Rosado) Melendez, Nadia came here from Bay Shore, New York in 1991. Nadia was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church where she was involved in many of the church activities. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and sewing. Her family was her priority and she was always there for each of them. Nadia was a good wife, a good mother and good grandmother. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of almost 63 years, Emilio; her daughter, Maria (Robert) Lanzarone of Beverly Hills; her 2 sons: Jose (Susan) Cruz of West Islip, NY and Isaac (Olivia) Bracero of Bremen, GA; her sister, Carmen L. Baez, Ensenada, Puerto Rico; 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Emilio Cruz, Jr. and Eugene Cruz as well as 11 brothers and sisters. The Mass of Christian Burial for Nadia, will be offered on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 9:00 A.M. from Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills, with Fr. Cesar Petilla, celebrant. Additional services and inurnment will follow at a later date in New York. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness.


Carmine Cuomo

Carmine Cuomo, 85, Homosassa, FL
Carmine Cuomo, 85, Homosassa passed away at home April 9, 2016 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast. Carmine was born in Queens, NY on February 24, 1931 to the late Ralph and Sophie (Carro) Cuomo. He resided in Ft Lauderdale and Riverview, FL before moving to Citrus County. He retired from the printing business and was of the Catholic Faith. He served our country in the U.S. Marine Corps. Left to mourn his loss is his wife of 50 years, Elaine (Carlucci) Cuomo; 5 children, Patricia (Robert) Panaccione, Homosassa; Steven (Regina) Epple, Inverness; Nancy (Ralph) Cuomo, West Palm Beach; Lori Warden, Jacksonville, FL; Elaine (Al) Herndon, Homosassa; 1 brother, Robert (Fran) Cuomo, Utah; daughter in law, Laura Panetta, Williston, FL; 15 Grandchildren; 20 Great-Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 sons, Patrick Hedden and Billy Cuomo and his brother, Ralph Cuomo. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 2:00 PM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Tim Cummings, Celebrant. Following cremation, military honors for the urn will be Friday, 10:30 AM at Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5-7 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to: Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464


Ralph Cuomo, 80, Pueblo, CO
Ralph Cuomo, Jr., age 80, of Pueblo, CO died while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL. Ralph was born on January 28, 1936 in New York, NY to the late Ralph and Sophie (Carro) Cuomo. Six years ago, he moved from Arizona to Pueblo, CO to be closer to family. A man of faith, Ralph was a Christian and a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, Pueblo, CO. He was an avid bowler and played in bowling leagues for a number of years. Ralph also loved a good game of golf when he was younger. Those left to mourn Ralph's passing are three sons: Robert "Bobby" Cuomo and his wife Mary of Pueblo, CO, Ralph Cuomo III and his wife Nancy of West Palm Beach, FL, and Michael Cuomo and his wife Donna of Port St. Lucie, FL; two daughters: Diane Otto and her husband Kevin of Pueblo, CO and Patricia Cuomo; two brothers: Carmine Cuomo and his wife Elaine of Homosassa, FL and Robert Cuomo and his wife Francine of St. George, UT; and seven grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held in Pueblo, CO at a later date. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Mary Davidson

Mary H Davidson, 90, Plant City, FL
Mary Helen Davidson , 90, of Plant City went to her eternal reward on April 20, 2016. Helen was born the second child of four to Eva and Baden Carter in Trenton, Tennessee on April 6, 1926.  In high school she was a starting member of the girls' varsity basketball team, as well as a member of the band. Helen met her future husband, Lonnie M. Davidson, at the age of twelve, while visiting her older sister in Keiser, Arkansas.  Upon his return from six years service in World War ll and Korea, Helen and Lonnie were married on September 16, 1948.  Her role as the wife of an Army officer had begun, taking her to life in Europe and different US states.  Helen was known as the "Dolly Madison" of Army wives serving as gracious hostess to generals as well as to the Nation's Senior Ambassador.  Her children would be born in different states; Pamela in Texas, Suzanne in Tennessee, and Deborah in Georgia.  As an Army wife, Helen had to quickly acclimate the family to new surroundings as her husband's average tour of duty was three years. She would also be a single parent while her husband was away at duty a year or longer. Upon her husband's retirement, she led an active community life.  She was golf champion of the ladies golf in Walden Lake, active member of First Presbyterian Church of Plant City where she was recognized as Woman of the Year 2004, and served as Elder 2003-2005.  Her hobbies included reading, golf, and bridge. She was a talented still life watercolorist and also sang in Billy Graham's Crusade Choir.  Helen will be most remembered as being a devoted wife to Lonnie and caring mother to "her girls". She is survived by her husband of sixty-seven years, Col. Lonnie M. Davidson, her sister, Lucille, of Dyer, Tennessee, and remembered by her daughters, Pamela (Donald) Hotz of Sacramento, California, Suzanne (Louis) DiJiacomo of Downingtown, Pennsylvania, and Deborah Davidson of Santa Rosa, California, seven grandchildren, and fifteen great grandchildren. "To God be the Glory". A service of honor will be held on April 26, 2016 at the First Presbyterian Church of Plant City.  Viewing will be at 1:00 pm, followed by the service at 2:00 pm with a reception to follow.  Burial will take place at the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington Virginia, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to the First Presbyterian Church of Plant City, 407 W. Mahoney Street, Plant City, FL, 33563. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness, FL is assisting the family.


Wilma Demetris

Wilma A Demetris, 76, Inverness, FL
Wilma A. Demetris, 76 of Inverness, died Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Avante of Inverness. Born May 12, 1939 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania to the late Norton and Nancy (Wycoff) Reese, and moved to Florida in 1961. She had a long career at the Kapok Tree Restaurant in Clearwater, starting as a waitress, then working in the gift shop, and culminating her career as the Cashier Manager with 26 years of service. While there she met and married their steak cook, Andreas Demetris. They were married for 35 years before his passing on February 28, 2005. After moving back to Pennsylvania, she worked in the Medical Records Dept. for the Univesity of Pennsylvania Medical Center. Following her retirement, she moved back to Florida. Wilma enjoyed working in her garden, playing the organ, and was a master seamstress and baker. Left to cherish her memory is her son, John (Rhonda) Weaver of Inverness; daughter, Peggy (David) Harris of New Port Richey, FL; step daughter Rita (Kostas) Dermentzoglou of Thessaloniki, Greece; one brother, John (Pat) Reese of Benezett, PA; two sisters, Ruth Tustin and Lenore (Joseph) Trafficante both of Washington, PA ; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Bud and Mike Reese and sisters, Betty Aklin, Mary Carson, and Doris Reese. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Thursday, April 21st at 2:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness with Rev. Greg Kell of the Cornerstone Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at the Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until the hour of service.


Donald E Dourm, 85, Citrus Springs, FL
Donald Eugene Dourm, 85, of Citrus Springs, FL passed away April 9, 2016 at his residence. He was born in Akron, OH on February 16, 1931 to the late Grover C. and Florence (App) Dourm. Donald was a manager in the concrete industry, and arrived in this area in 1958, coming from Akron. He was a Methodist by faith, and enjoyed fishing, cars, and treasure hunting. Survivors include his children Dennis (Patricia) Dourm of Inglis, FL, Andy (Linda) Dourm of Crystal River, FL, Jackie (Bill) Carden of Hendersonville, NC, and Diana Eckardt of Ocala, FL; and 9 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Barbara Dullaghan

Barbara A Dullaghan, 58, Inverness, FL
Barbara A. Dullaghan, 58, of Inverness, FL passed away April 22, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. She was born on August 7, 1957 in Jamaica, Queens, NY to the late Edwin Grayford and Ruth Lillian (Kwaak) Shaver. Barbara was a very talented cosmetologist, and was employed by several businesses. She arrived in this area in 1986, coming from North Babylon, NY, and was a Messianic Jew. Barbara enjoyed thrift shopping, gardening, gift giving, and spending time with her family and friends. She was also an excellent, self-taught quilter. She was truly a "people person", always having compassion and loving to hear other people's stories. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Brian Patrick Dullaghan Jr.; 3 children, Brian Patrick Dullaghan III and his wife, Lyndsey of Adrian, MI; Melanie Dullaghan, Inverness; Melissa Alling and husband Sean of Citrus Springs; 1 brother, Edwin Grayford Shaver II of Lake Havasu, AZ; 3 half brothers, Michael Shaver, Greensboro, NC; Danny Shaver, Greensboro, NC; Donnie Winter, Tampa, FL; 4 half sisters: Bonnie Scanlon, Franklin, NC; Melissa Hulsey, Rome, GA; Winnie Shaver, Greensboro, NC; Vivian Shaver, Oklahoma; 7 grandchildren: Annabelle, Harlee, and Cassidy Dullaghan of Michigan; Brittany, Kaitlyn, and William Sanborn of Inverness; and Sean Alling Jr. of Citrus Springs. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Howard R Ernsting, 88, Inverness, FL
HOWARD RAYMOND ERNSTING      Howard Raymond Ernsting, age 88, of Inverness, FL. He was born April 27, 1927 to the late Raymond and Frieda (Meierhoff) Ernsting in Campbell Hill, IL. After a long struggle with Parkinson's, passed away Saturday evening February 6, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. surrounded by his loving family, while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast.     Howard was a member of First Lutheran Church in Inverness, FL, was an Elder, Usher, on the Stewardship Committee and former Vice President of the local Thrivent Association.     He married Maydell (Wilson) Ernsting on November 15, 1952 at Peace Lutheran Church in Steeleville, IL and were married for 63 years and survives at the home.   He served in the Merchant Marines from June 1945 - 1949 and the U. S Army from 1949 - 1951 then transferred to the Army Reserve and was honorably discharged in 1957. He worked for Southern Illinois Breeding Association, was a Carpenter and Millwright for most of his life and retired from Florida Crushed Stone in 1991. His hobbies included sailing, woodworking, camping and spending time with his family.     He is survived by one son Marcus Paul Ernsting (Patty) of Lake City,FL; two daughters Patricia Mae(James) Sternberg of Columbia, MO; Melissa Kay Gilhooly of Davenport,IA; four grandchildren Jill Lynn Brock of Springfield, Mo; Christopher Scott Sternberg of Seattle, WA; Christopher Bryan and Mary Katelynn Gilhooly of Davenport, IA; three great grandchildren Maggie Lynn and Sadie Mae Brock and Seamus Daniel Gilhooly; one brother Earl Ernsting of Percy, IL. and many brothers and sisters in-laws, nieces and nephews.      He was preceded in death by one brother John Paul Ernsting of Steeleville, IL and Three brother-in-laws Melivin Wilson of Steeleville, IL; Earl Wilson of Chester, IL; and Delbert Wilson of Arnold, MO.      Memorial Service will be held Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the First Lutheran Church of Inverness, FL with Rev. Thomas Beaverson officiating. Internment will be at The National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL.  Memorials may be given to First Lutheran Church of Inverness, FL or to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory


Melvin Fish

Melvin J Fish, 93, Inverness, FL
Melvin J. Fish, 93 of Inverness, Fl died Tuesday, April 26, 2016 under the care of HPH Hospice and New Horizons Senior Citizens Home staff. He was born in Falmouth, Massachusetts on October 20, 1922 to the late Jehial and Marcella (MacGilvary) Fish. Melvin is survived by his sister Adeline Milanese and brother Donald Fish both of Falmouth, Massachusetts and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his late wife Lillian Fish and brothers Paul Fish and Jehial Fish. Melvin graduated from Falmouth Highschool prior to entering the US Army Air Corps during WWII. Melvin pursued a career as a commercial painter in Falmouth for many years following WWII before relocating to Florida in 2009. Funeral services for Melvin will be conducted on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 1:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness. Burial will follow at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL with full military honors. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 11:00 AM until service time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations in Melvin’s name be made to the United Way of Massachusetts; 51 Sleeper St, Boston MA 02210. Condolences may be offered on line at Chronicleonline.com.


David J Fuhrer, 80, Weeki Wachee, FL
David J. Fuhrer, 80, of Weeki-Wachee, FL passed away February 16, 2016 at his residence in Weeki-Wachee. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA on June 12, 1935 to the late Jacob and Bridget (Kane) Fuhrer. David was a auto mechanic for Mack Trucking Company and a Christian by faith. He arrived in this area 1 year ago, coming from Pittsburgh, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, bible study, and the outdoors. David is survived by his children David (Catherine) Fuhrer of Burnsville, MN, Patrick (Kimberly) Fuhrer of Pittsburgh, PA, Diana (John) Lewanbowski of Canonsburg, PA, and Denise (Ronald) Sample of Brooksville, FL; brothers Edward, Daniel, and Francis Fuhrer; sister Anna May; 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Adrian T Gilmore, 91, Inverness, FL
Adrian T. Gilmore, Jr., age 91, of Inverness, FL, died February 4, 2016 surrounded by his loving family and while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Adrian was born October 4, 1924 in Buffalo, NY to the late Ehel (Cook) and Adrian Gilmore, Sr. He proudly served his country in the United States Army Air Corp from 1943 to 1946. Adrian was a World War II Veteran and was deployed to Normandy, France but also served in Luxembourg and Belgium. After his military service, Adrian went on to attend Cornell University where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Agriculture. He continued at Cornell University in a teaching capacity and taught individuals from all over the world agricultural skills that they could take and utilize in their home countries. Adrian was a dedicated farmer throughout his life. On the rare occasion that he was able to take a vacation, he enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family. After his retirement, Adrian spent his time making wooden children's toys and donating them to children's hospitals. Left to mourn his passing and cherish his memory are his loving daughter, Judith M. Meaney of Crystal River, FL. He was preceded in death by his wife Jean in April of 2009. Mr. Gilmore's urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Gerald A Graber, 59, Floral City, FL
After a long illness, Gerald Alan Graber (Jerry), 59, passed into the loving arms of the Lord Jesus on February 19, 2016. He was born in Alliance, Ohio on January 7, 1957 to Donald and Arlene Graber. The family moved to Dunedin, FL in 1971 and he graduated from Dunedin High School in 1975. Jerry moved to Floral City, FL in 1976. He married the love of his life, Patricia Ennis, in 1977. They have shared a deep love for 38 years. Jery always introduced her as his "Bride" and she always addressed him as "My Jerry." He owned and operated Graber Automotive in Inverness, FL for 28 years. Jerry and Patty Spent their leisure time on the Homosassa River, fishing, boating, and diving. He always called the Homosassa River his playground. A man of many talents, one of his favorite hobbies was building beautiful radio controlled airplanes and flying them. Jerry also loved to teach his grandson, Calvin, many things, including target shooting and playing chess. Jerry was a very kind man and always ready to lend a helping hand whenever he was needed. He will be so missed by his family and friends. Jerry is survived by his loving wife, daughter, Eileen Graber Forbes (John), Inverness, FL, and grandson, Richard Calvin Meahl, Inverness, FL. His mother, Arlene Graber, Inverness, FL; sister, Vicki Graber Gabbert (Tim), Hernando, FL; brother, Randall Graber (Deborah), Palm Harbor, FL; niece and nephew, Lindsay and Eric Graber, Palm Harbor, FL; two aunts, Karen Lowe (John), Inverness, FL, and Jean Brail, Spearfish,SD; and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Graber. Jerry died at home under the loving care of Patty and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Jerry's memory to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Private arrangements with Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory


Lucille Gunn

Lucille E Gunn, 71, Inverness, FL
Lucille "Lucy Goosey" Evelyn Gunn, 71, of Inverness, Florida, died Wednesday, March 2, 2016. Lucy was born on March 6, 1944, in Miami, Florida, to the late Woodrow Winston and Evelyn (Wile) Gunn, Sr. She has two surviving brothers, Barnette K. Gunn, III, and Woodrow (Buzz) Gunn, Jr.; and a sister, Sharron J. Gunn; she was preceded in death by her brother, Wyvonne C. Gunn. Lucille was a member of Iglesia Bautista West Flagler Park Church in Miami, and attended Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Inverness. She was a lifelong inspiration to her nieces and nephews with her exuberant enthusiasm, her zest for life and learning. Lucille had a playful and adventurous spirit, a joyful smile of love, boundless energy, and a remarkable ability for math. Lucille had tremendous navigational skills which allowed her great independence, when traveling from Old Cutler to downtown Miami to Hialeah, and as far as West Palm Beach, all on her bicycle. We all feel her deep presence with only the image of her beautiful smile. She will experience the very bright light that she is, now that she is in heaven. We all are very grateful for all the wonderful times we've shared, and so much we've learned from her growing up: 8 times 8 fell on the floor, when I picked it up, it was 64! Streets run East to West. Avenues run North to South. "Sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite, AND EVERYBODY LOVES YOU," LUCILLE


Lila Hallquist

Lila L Hallquist, 90, Homosassa, FL
Lila L. Hallquist, age 90, of Homosassa, FL, died April 17, 2016 at home while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Lila was born on December 23, 1925 in Duluth, Minnesota to the late Carl and Hulda (Karhu) Lane. She was married to Bernard (Bud) W. Hallquist for 38 years until his passing in 1981. Lila was employed by the 3M Corporation in St. Paul, Minnesota as an accountant for 18 years. She and Bud raised their daughter, Deborah in White Bear Lake, Minnesota and retired to their dream house on the lake in Chisago City, Minnesota in 1977. In 1998, she became a snowbird resident of Citrus County, splitting her time between her home on Viola Lake, Wisconsin and Inverness, Florida. She became a full-time resident of Citrus County in 2008. She was a brave and strong, compassionate and caring, beautiful, fun-loving and practical woman. She loved her family and friends (and her politics) passionately. She loved to travel and was endlessly curious. She never met a stranger-everyone who crossed her path was worthy of her time and attention. She loved to read and was a contributing Friend of the Homosassa Library. She loved the water and whether it was fishing on the lake of just watching the dolphins and the manatees from her home on the river, it always brought her joy. Her strong faith and her Finnish "Sisu" were an inspiration to so many. She was a member of the Homosassa Garden Club, The Elks Club of Homosassa, and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. Left to mourn her passing and cherish her memory is her loving daughter, Deborah AuWerter and her husband John of Homosassa, FL; her beloved niece, Barbara J. Parks of Duluth, MN; and many other friends and family. Lila's urn will be laid to rest with her late husband, Bernard, at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN. A memorial service will be held at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Saturday, July 30, 12:00 P.M. in White Bear Lake, Minnesota The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with cremation arrangements.


William R Hicks, 89, Bushnell, FL
William Roger Hicks, age 89, of Bushnell, FL, died at his residence on March 12, 2016 surrounded by his loving family and while under the care of Cornerstone Hospice. May God let the sun shine on him always and forever. William was born on July 18, 1926 in Willard, OH to the late Clarence and Florence (Coy) Hicks. He proudly served his country as a Sergeant as a member of the United States Army Air Corps from 1944 to 1946 and was a Veteran of World War II. William was the proud father of three children that he raised solely on his own. He was an excellent provider for them and was their lifelong fierce protector. William greatly enjoyed nature, fishing and all the activities his children were involved in throughout their lives. He was a race car and motorcycle driver and was sponsored by Sinclair Oil at one time. In his spare time, William enjoyed watching football and racing. A skilled carpenter throughout his lifetime, precise, creative and beautiful handywork can be seen everywhere in and around his home. He also worked as a project manager in construction for Blake and Sarasota Hospitals for a number of years. Those left to mourn William's passing and cherish his precious memory are sons: David Hicks and his wife Deborah of Tampa, FL, Brad Hicks and his wife Kerry of Bradenton, FL; his daughter, Karen Hicks of Williamsburg, VA; five grandchildren: Melanie Christ and her husband John, Chana Ramdath and her husband Anthony, Jessica Schwaller and her husband Chris, Christi Davis and her husband George, Jasen Hicks and his wife MaryJane; seven great-grandchildren: Wyatt Christ, Ava Ramdath, Harlan Ramdath, Lorelai Schwaller, Quade Davis, Lyla Davis and Jakob Hicks. The Hicks family would like to extend their warmest thanks to William's neighbors, Albert, Judy, Tom and Janie for all the love, care and support they showed to him over the years. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made in memory of William to either Cornerstone Hospice Foundation, 2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL 32778 or The Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County, Inc., P.O. Box 67, 994 CR 529A, Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538. Private interment will take place at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Angelina  Holloway

Angelina N Holloway, 19, Floral City, FL
Angelina N. Holloway, 19, of Floral City, FL passed away April 18, 2016 in Bushnell, FL. She was born on December 3, 1996 in Houston, Tx and arrived in this area 19 years ago, coming from Houston, Tx. She was a waitress, and attended Calvary Christian Church in Inverness, FL. She enjoyed dancing, playing laser tag with her sisters, and working for the children's ministry. Survivors include her mother, Marvalene Corlett and step-father Dewane A. Corlett of Floral City, FL, paternal grandparents Robert L. and Roberta Corlett, also of Floral City; sisters Tori Ann and Abygail, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Angelina is scheduled for Saturday, 10:00 A.M. at Calvary Christian Center, Inverness, FL. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, is in charge of arrangements.


Kenneth Hollsten

Kenneth R Hollsten, 89, Bushnell, FL
Kenneth R. Hollsten, age 80, Bushnell, FL, formerly of Floral City, died April 12, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Kenneth was born on February 11, 1936 in Buffalo, NY to the late Raymond J. and Pearl J. (Perkins) Hollsten. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy with 27 dedicated years of service and retired as a Chief Petty Officer. Kenneth made Citrus County his home in 1979 after moving from Orange Park and later moving to Bushnell. He was a Methodist by faith. Kenneth was a proud and active member of the Crystal River Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla #15. Those left to mourn his passing are his loving wife of 16 years, Lee Hollsten. Kenneth is also survived by his son: Daniel R. Hollsten and his wife Renita of Deland, FL; three daughters: Laura H. Brenneis and her husband David of Bushnell, FL, Debora M. Taylor and her husband Michael of Orange Park, FL, and Susan A. Roberts of Dallas, TX; nine grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Kenneth was preceded in death by his son, David Kenneth Hollsten, his sister, Joan Miller, and first wife, Laura. A funeral service will be held for Kenneth on Monday, April 18, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness with Pastor Jerry Carris of the Hernano United Methodist Church officiating. Military honors will follow rendered by Inverness VFW Post #4337 Honor Guard and the Crystal River Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla #15. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service. Following cremation, Kenneth's urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell at a later date. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Anne M Holt, 89, Hernando, FL
Anne Marie Holt, 89, Hernando died Feb 25, 2016 under the care of Hernando Pasco Hospice. Anne was born Oct 24, 1926 in Bridgeport, CT to the late Edgar and Oramie (Green) Leake and moved to this area from Miami 34 years ago where she was employed as a buyer in the cosmetic department for Burdine's Department Store for many years. She was Protestant by faith and a Life Member of Inverness Does Drove No. 232. Left to remenber and mourn her loss is her husband of 52 years, Robert "Bob" Holt of Hernando; 2 sons, John and Daniel Hogan and her daughter, Patricia Schrader; 8 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Her family will announce a Celebration of Life Service at a later date following cremation. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


David Johnston

David W Johnston, 74, Inverness, FL
David W. Johnston, age 74, of Inverness, FL died March 21, 2016 while under the care of Arbor Trail Nursing Home, Inverenss. David was born on September 23, 1941 in Farmington, MI to the late Earl and Virginia Johnston. A welder by trade, he was employed as a boilermaker throughout his life. In 1963, he married Christine Church, with whom he shared 50 years of marriage until her passing in 2013. David made Citrus County his home 30 years ago after relocating from Michigan. A Baptist by faith, he attended services at Cornerstone Baptist Church, Inverness. David loved to shop. He was also a talented and resourceful handyman and could build and repair just about anything. David also loved cars, racing, crafts and woodworking. He enjoyed watching sports and hunting and fishing in his spare time. David will be remembered as a generous man with a big heart, a great father and someone that was always there to help others in their time of need. Those left to mourn his passing and cherish his memory are his son: David Johnston of Hernando, FL; two daughters: Corinna Johnston of Hernando, FL and Melanie Burns also of Hernando, FL; his brother: Tom Johnston of Kinross, MI; two sisters: Liane Johnston of Michigan and Mona Johnston of Marquette, MI; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and Aunt Juanita of Harrison, MI. In addition to his loving wife Christine, David was preceded in death by one daughter: Lynette Johnston; two brothers: Art Johnston and Norm Johnston; and one sister: Mary Beth Johnston. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is being planned by the family for a later date. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


Lois Lawson

Lois R Lawson, 76, Beverly Hills, FL
Lois R. Lawson, age 76, of Beverly Hills, FL, died March 20, 2016 surrounded by her loving family and while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL. Lois was born in Brooklyn, NY on October 26, 1939 to the late August and Ruth (Madson) Anderson. On August 14, 1960, she married Gary Lawson with whom she shared 55 years of marriage. In 1999, Lois relocated to Florida from Staten Island, NY. In her youth, she was a member of the Hi-Y youth group and a Girl Scout. Lois went on to become a den mother for her son's Boy Scout troops. She attended Brooklyn College and was a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority. A woman of faith, Lois is a former member of the Kings Highway Methodist Church in Brooklyn, NY and the Huguenot Reformed Church in Staten Island, NY. She played basketball for the Kings Highway YMCA Church League for a few years. Lois wore many hats throughout her professional life and had been employed as a nurse and special education teacher. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening, canning and cooking. Lois also had a tremendous love and talent for painting. In addition to her loving husband Gary, those left to mourn her passing and cherish her memory are her four sons: Scott (Lynn) Lawson of Tampa, FL, Glenn Lawson of Christiansburg, VA, Robert (Amy) Lawson of Staten Island, NY and Gregory (Karin) Lawson of Staten Island, NY; She is also survived by her brother, George (Marie) Anderson of Staten Island, NY; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Lois was preceded in death by her sister, Gladys Russell. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 9th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL with Chaplain Kelly Greenwall of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made in Lois' memory to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Walter Lewonski

Walter F Lewonski, 77, Beverly Hills, FL
Walter F. Lewonski, 77, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away March 28, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, FL. He was born in Bristol, CT on July 5, 1938 to the late Frank and Sophie (Radaskiewicz) Lewonski. Walter was a U.S. Navy veteran, and a plumber and steam fitter. He arrived in this area in 1999, coming from Berlin, CT and was Catholic by faith. He enjoyed gardening and watching sports. He was preceded in death by his sister Mary Frances Lewonski. Survivors include his loving wife of 29 years, Patricia Lewonski. Other survivors include cousins Vincent, Robert, and Richard Radaskiewicz. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Thursday, April 7, 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to service. Walters urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date.


Camille Losciale

Camille Losciale, 92, Inverness,
Camille Losciale, 92, of Inverness, FL passed away March 10, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Brooklyn, NY on February 5, 1924 and was raised by her single parent, Elivera Zarandi. Camille was a devoted homemaker and arrived in this area in 1974, coming from Queens, NY. She was Catholic by faith, and attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness, and was a member of the Italian Social Club of Citrus County. Camille loved people and people loved her. She was very strong and fiercely independent. Camille loved to entertain family and friends at home, and loved her family dearly. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years, William "Bill" Losciale in 2009, a brother, Phillip Zanardi, and a sister, Theresa Loconsolo. Left to mourn her loss are her children Leonard Losciale and his wife Billie of Mazatlan, Mexico; Lawrence Losciale and his wife Geraleen of Inverness, Lee Losciale and his wife Shelen of Texas, Lynn Atzlan and her husband Tzadok of Queens, NY; a brother Charles Zanardi of Brooklyn, NY; 7 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, 10:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Erwin Belgica officiating. The family will be receiving friends in visitation on Tuesday, from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M., with a vigil service at 3:30 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness. After the mass, Camille will be laid to rest with her husband at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.


Ruth Luttrell

Ruth L Luttrell, 87, Floral City, FL
Ruth L. Luttrell, 87, Floral City, FL passed away March 31, 2016 at her residence following a long illness. She was cared for by her loving family, All About Caring, and Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast. Ruth was born in Floral City on November 21, 1928 to the late Frank N. and Rosa (Priester) Stokes. She retired from the Postal Service with 23 years of service, having been a postal carrier for the Floral City Post Office. She was a member of the Floral City United Methodist Church. Ruth enjoyed fishing and tending to her herd of cows. Left to treasure her memory is her daughter, Rose Mary Sullivan and her husband, Joseph of Inverness; 2 grandchildren, Rebecca Johnson and Sarah Bellamy; 3 great-grandchildren, Kayla, Trinton, and Torah; several nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Willie L. Luttrell on Jan 18, 2010; 3 brothers, Frank Jr., Herman, and J.B. Stokes; 1 sister, Ruby Granger. Ruth will be remembered at a Celebration of Life Service on Wednesday, April 6th at 2:00 PM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with The Rev. Mary Gestrich, pastor of the Floral City United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 12 noon until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills FL 34464


William "Bill" MacCallum

William "Bill" C MacCallum, 51, Rossville, GA
William "Bill" C. MacCallum, 51, of Rossville, GA passed away April 30, 2016 at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala. Bill was born Dec 10, 1964 in Inverness, FL to Roger and Judy (Mercer) MacCallum. He was an ordained minster and traveled thru out the states and abroad to start churches for the deaf. Bill was a graduate of Victory Bible Institute in Tennessee where he received his Batchelor's Degree and was a member of Stanley Heights Baptist Church in East Ridge, TN. He served as a Church Planning Missionary for the Baptist International Missions in Chattanooga, TN and was also active in child evangelism fellowship. Left to mourn their loss are his wife, Linnea (Coss) MacCallum; parents, Roger and Judy MacCallum of Inverness; 2 brothers, Barry MacCallum of Alachua, FL and Robert MacCallum of Inverness; his sister, Melissa McCollough of Inverness and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 5th at 3:00 PM from the Crossroads Baptist Church in Inverness with Rev. Terry Roberts, pastor and Rev Dave Maddox, pastor of Providence Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Hills of Rest Cemetery of Floral City. The family will receive friends in visitation at the church from 1:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Bill's memory may be sent to: Baptist International Missions, Inc, PO Box 9, Harrison, TN 37341. Chas E Davis Funeral Home of Inverness is assisting the family.


Mark McKay

Mark T McKay, 58, Floral City, FL
Mark Thomas McKay, age 58, of Floral City, FL formerly of St. Petersburg, passed away on February 28, 2016 after bravely facing many health issues. Mark was born on September 17, 1957 in Clearwater, FL to Thomas and Barbara (Davis) McKay. He relocated to Floral City one year ago and was able to live his final year in the country, fishing and enjoying the peace and quiet. On June 26, 2003, he married Rachel Girardo, the love of his life. Mark was a member of a pipe smokers club and the NRA. He loved fishing and all sports, especially the Miami Dolphins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He followed politics closely and enjoyed watching Fox News daily. Mark is survived by his loving wife, Rachel and his cat Jager. He is also survived by his two brothers, Doug (Sharon) McKay of Milton Mills, ME, and Dennis McKay of Milton, NH; three sisters, Debbie Castel who resides in France, Cheryl (McCoy) Collins of St. Petersburg, FL, and Wendy (Bill) Fairhurst of Hudson, FL. He was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara; his stepfather, Heinz; and his best buddy cat, Roscoe. Private arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Terry McLeod

Terry L McLeod, 74, Inverness, FL
Terry Lee McLeod, 74, Inverness passed away March 30, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. A native of Inverness, Terry was born Nov 28, 1941 to the late Oscar Penn and Mayo Artie (Reams) McLeod, one of twelve children, in the family residence (The McLeod House) which still remains on North Apopka Avenue as a restaurant. He lived the majority of his life in Inverness, having retired as a professional land surveyor with the original Henigar & Ray Engineering Company in Crystal River. Terry graduated from Citrus High School where he played football and other sports with his brothers. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Arlene (Troast) McLeod; three children, Tara L. Norris and her husband, Phillip of Inverness; Sherri Lee Russo and husband, John of Gainesville, MO; Roger L. Mason, Jr. of Inverness; two brothers, C.J. McLeod of Weeki Wachee, FL; Joseph McLeod of Inverness; 5 grandchildren: Lucy, Michael, John Jeffrey, Matthew, and Jacob and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 7 brothers: Reams, Bud, Harvey, Ernest, Ray, Bill, Harold; and 2 sisters: Eloise and Kate. Terry's life will be remembered at a Celebration of Life Service on Monday, April 4th, 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. The Rev. Brandon Lauranzon from Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church will officiate. His urn will be buried at a later date in the family plot in Oak Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Terry's memory to: Seven Rivers Christian School, 4221 W. Gulf To Lake Hwy., Lecanto, FL 34461


Pamela McTarnaghan

Pamela McTarnaghan, 70, Inverness, FL
Pamela McTarnaghan, age 70, of Inverness, Florida, died late Saturday evening, April 2, 2016. Pam was born in Dansville, N.Y. on December 26, 1945 to Jean and Robert Whitney of Dansville N.Y. She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Don McTarnaghan, Son, Ken McTarnaghan with granddaughter Karen, and Daughter, Linda Lima with Granddaughter Ashley and Grandson Caleb, all of Florida. Pam is also survived by her Step Father, Jack Alianell, Brother, John Alianell and Sister, Kathy Walko, all of Florida. Pam grew up in both Geneseo, N.Y. and Delray Beach FL. After her marriage to Don McTarnaghan in 1966, they lived in location's throughout the U.S. and traveled throughout Canada, Mexico and beyond. Pam's last years were spent residing in a house they built together in Inverness. A Memorial Service will be held at Beth Elohim Messianic Synagogue in Inverness, FL on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until Noon. Cremation arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Robert Merrihue

Robert J Merrihue, 65, Floral City, FL
Robert J. Merrihue, age 65, of Floral City, formerly of Clearwater, FL, died unexpectedly at his residence on March 19, 2016. Robert was born on July 3, 1950 in Bronx, NY to the late George James and Theresa (Convey) Merrihue. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and was a Veteran of the Vietnam war and was a recipient of a Purple Heart. In 1986, Robert relocated to Florida and eventually made Floral City his home. In 2004, he married Frances Lambs Leahy. A Catholic by faith, Robert attended services at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness, FL. He was a member of the Floral City V.F.W. Post #7122, and a former member of the Amvets and American Legion. In his spare time he enjoyed gardening, plants, cooking on the grill and being outdoors. In addition to his loving wife Frances, those left to mourn his passing are his son: Robert James (Laura) Merrihue of Pennsylvania; his brother: Jim Merrihue of Massapequa Park, NY; two sisters: Donna (James) Lillie of Ronkonkoma, NY and Nancy (Edward) Rakowski of Southern Shores, NC. Interment will take place at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell on Monday, March 28, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. with Floral City VFW Post #7122 Honor Guard rendering military honors. Friends and family are asked to gather at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home by 9:00 a.m. on the morning of the service to join the procession to the cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Donald Miles

Donald G Miles, 60, Inverness, FL
Donald Gordon Miles, 60, of Inverness, FL passed away April 5, 2016 at his residence in Inverness. He was born in Savannah, GA on October 12, 1955 to the late Donald Dozier and Rose Marie (Martin) Miles. Donald was a U.S. Army veteran, and arrived in this area in 2003, coming from Palm Beach County, FL. He was a maintenance person for Wal-Mart and enjoyed playing the guitar, watching wrestling on T.V., and being outdoors. Left to mourn his passing is his loving wife of 20 years, Carol I. Miles. Other survivors include his children, Floyd (Tammy) Miles, Tom (Tracy) Miles, and Donald G. Miles II, all of Oregon, Stephen (Leeann) Miles of Mississippi, and Damion Miles of Inverness; step-children Ryan (Audrey) Liscum of New York, Jon Egnasher and Karlene Liscum both of Florida; brother Tom Denby; sisters Cathy Hester, Teresa Fitzgerald, and Martha Hubbell; 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


William Mitchell

William R Mitchell, 26, Plant City, FL
William Robert Mitchell, 26, of Plant City, FL passed away April 2, 2016 at his residence in Plant City. He was born in Tampa, FL on April 15, 1989 to Darryl Brian and Deborah Ann (Frey) Mitchell of Plant City. William was an I.T. Tech for the U.S. Government and arrived in the Plant City area in 1999, coming from Kingsport, TN and previously from Tampa. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, and a Christian by faith. William loved playing drums and music. He enjoyed skate boarding, skiing, and computer programming. Left to mourn his passing is his loving wife Amber Mitchell of Plant City. Other survivors include his Paternal grandparents Frank and Diane M. Boles of Crystal River, FL.; Maternal grandparents Bill and Joanne Frey of Thonatossasa, FL; brother Darryl B. Mitchell, Jr.; step-brother A.J.DePerno; and step-sister Katie Hutchison, all of Plant City. Funeral Services for William will be held on Thursday, April 7, 4:00 P.M. at the New Church Without Walls, Hernando, FL. The family will be receiving friends at the church one hour prior to service. William's casket will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL, with military honors on Friday, 2:00 P.M. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.


Robert A Mitchell, Jr., 79, Floral City, FL
Robert A. Mitchell, Jr., 79 of Floral City, died Tuesday, February 23, 2016 under the loving care of his wife, at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto. Born in Wellsburg, West Virginia, he came her in 1992 from St. Petersburg, Florida. Mr Mitchell retired from the US Air Force as a Staff Sergeant. He was a member of the St. Petersburg American Legion Post #14 for 39 years. Robert was also a ham radio operator, enjoyed woodworking and had his own wood work shop, was a handyman around his home. He met his best friend and partner in life, Brenda in 1968 in Miami Beach. After their marriage in 1972 they lived in Coral Gables prior to moving to St. Petersburg in 1975. A memorial service for Robert will take place later in Canada. He will be intered at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Carol L Mitrani, 83, Beverly Hills, FL
Carol L. Mitrani, age 83, Beverly Hills, died February 29, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Service Wednesday March 2nd, 2016 at 11 a.m. from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness. The family will receive friends in visitation from 10 a.m. until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made to a charity of your choice in Carol's memory. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Joseph W Moman, 53, Summerfield, FL
Joseph Wood Moman, 53, Summerfield, FL passed away February 17, 2016 at Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala, FL. He was born on October 18, 1962 in Dunedin, FL., and arrived in this area in 1972, coming from Clearwater, FL. Joseph was a diesel mechanic and a Methodist by faith. He enjoyed NASCAR, motor sports, and painting. He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Moman. Survivors include his mother Olene Moman and fiance Paula Maringelli of Summerfield; brother Danny (Carol) Moman of Homosassa Springs, FL; sister Lynn (Carl) Hall of Hernando, FL; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held by his family at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL, is assisting the family with cremation arrangements.


Wheaton Monroe

Wheaton B Monroe, 93, Lecanto, FL
Wheaton B. Monroe, age 93, of Lecanto, FL, died on April 10, 2016 while under the care of Brentwood Assisted Living Facility, Lecanto. Wheaton was born October 25, 1922 in Attleboro, MA to the late Charles C. and Jessie A. (Marks) Monroe. He proudly served his country in the United States Army and was a veteran of World War II. After his military service, Wheaton was employed as a Tool and Die Maker. In 1984, shortly after his retirement, he and his wife Doris relocated from Massachusetts to Beverly Hills, FL. A man of faith, Wheaton attended services at the Community Church of Beverly Hills for a number of years. He is also a former member of the Elks Club of Crystal River, FL and was a member of the Mason's while living in Massachusetts. Wheaton was a skilled artist and enjoyed painting with oils and watercolors. He showed his paintings in exhibitions throughout the area and entered some of his works in competitions. Wheaton is a former member of the Beverly Hills Art Guild. He was also an accomplished photographer. Left to mourn Wheaton's passing and cherish his memory are his son, Ronald Monroe of Bloomfield, CT; and his son in law, Harry Burniston. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63+ years, Doris and by their daughter, Jean Burniston. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with cremation arrangements.


Joyce Moon

Joyce J Moon, 84, Floral City, FL
Joyce Joann Moon, age 84, of Floral City, FL, died April 7, 2016 surrounded by her loving family and while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Joyce was born on January 21, 1932 in East Detroit, MI to the late George and Mary (Fawcett) Little. Six years ago, she moved from Michigan and settled in Floral City, FL. A Catholic by faith, Joyce is a former member of St. Cyrils Catholic Church in Nashville, MI. She is also a former member of the Nashville, MI, VFW and also the Floral City, FL, VFW. In her younger years, Joyce loved to dance. She continued to enjoy crocheting, knitting, jigsaw puzzles and crossword puzzles. Joyce also loved to read and working in the garden. Those left to mourn her passing are three sons: Ed Moskwa, Edward Moskwa and Tom Fenner; four daughters: Lila Sokol, Valorie Peters, Tammy Mead and Kim Zinger. Joyce is also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and nieces, Leslie, Tory and Cathy. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Moon and one daughter, Katrina Fenner. Joyce's urn will be laid to rest in Michigan at a later date. Private cremation arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Kenneth J Murphy, 92, Inverness, FL
Kenneth Jacob Murphy, 92, of Inverness, FL passed away March 12, 2016 at Pleasant Grove Manor ALF in Inverness. He was born on April 20, 1923 in Hartland, VT to the late Julian and Emily (Kibler) Murphy. Kenneth was a U.S. Navy, WWII Veteran, and owner of a farm equipment company. He arrived in this area in 1985, coming from Quechee, VT and was Methodist by faith. He liked fishing, but enjoyed golfing more. Kenneth also enjoyed watching TV, gardening, farming. He loved his grandchildren, as well as his pets and animals. Kenneth was preceded in death by a son, Reginald Murphy, and 2 sisters, Orvilla Murphy and Priscilla Atwood. He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Virginia Murphy. Other survivors include his children Malcolm Murphy of Inverness, Michael (Kelly) Murphy of Enfield, NH, and Kimberly Murphy also of Inverness; brother Jack Murphy; 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Kenneth's urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Aubrey E Nelson, 81, Tarpon Springs, FL
Aubrey E. Nelson., 81 of Tarpon Springs (formally Pensacola) passed away Wednesday February 24th, 2016 at Brookside Hospice. He was preceded in death by his wife Clara Nelson. He is survived by his four children Vicki (Robert) Brady, Theresa Nelson, Aubrey (Laura) Nelson Jr., and Donna Lewis. Grandchildren Shelby (Brian) Gallagher, Austin Nelson, Amanda Lewis, Travis (Taylor) Lewis, Virginia Nelson, Sarah Nelson; Great Grandchildren Claire, Mason, and Owen. Survived by a sister Carloyn Wilson, sister in-laws Evelyn Fannin and Linda (Roger) Chinn, and Brother in-law Philip {Bear} Pangburn and several nieces and nephews. He was a retired Air Force veteran, member of West Pensacola Lodge # 296 F&AM and a member of New Port Richey Chapter #117 O.E.S. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday March 1st with visitation at 10am and services at 11am, at Charles E. Davis Funeral Home at 3075 S. Florida Ave. Inverness, Fl. Interment will follow at Bushnell National Cemetery at 1pm with military honors. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Suncoast Hospice. 


Justin Nodine

Justin A Nodine, 37, Inverness, FL
Justin Adam Nodine, 37, of Inverness, FL passed away April 13, 2016. He was born on January 26, 1979 and was a life long resident of Inverness. Justin was a tree trimmer, and a Christian by faith. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, trail riding, dancing, and spending time with his loving fiancé of 4 years, Bonnie Mullin, family and friends. He is survived by his parents, Kenneth and Karen Nodine of Floral City, FL and his brother, George Nodine, Inverness; Bonnie's children, Richard Boyce, Ft. Bragg, NC; Scott Graham, Bushnell, FL; Emily Graham, Bushnell, FL; Jennifer Boyce, Virginia Beach, VA; There will be a gathering of family and friends on Sunday, April 17th from 1-3 PM at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home where there will be a brief service at 3:00 PM with Rev. Clarence Crane officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Nellie L Obial, 88, Hernando, FL
Nellie Logarta Obial of Hernando, Florida - formerly from Cincinnati, Ohio entered Heaven's Gate on February 15, 2016. She was born in Cebu, Philippines November 24, 1927 and lived a long happy life with her husband of 60 years, Gaudencio "Obie" Obial. She grew up in the Philippines surrounded by a large loving family and was a teacher. Upon marrying Obie, they moved to Cincinnati, Ohio to begin their family together. Her magnetic personality attracted many friends and she quickly became an active member of their community. A consummate mother and homemaker, Nellie was an excellent cook and enjoyed entertaining friends and family. She was the Chairwoman of the American Medical Association - Education Research Fund, member of the Auxillary to the Cincinnati Academy of Medicine as well as the American Philippine Physicians Association of Greater Cincinnati and a lifelong member of the National Republican Party. Upon retirement in Florida, Nellie and Obie traveled extensively and had many unique stories to share. She was devoted to her prayer community and was actively involved with her church. Nellie enjoyed cooking, shopping, gardening and visiting with friends and family. Nellie is survived by her loving husband Gaudencio, son Dennis Obial and his wife Ashley (Lehman), daughters Renee Obial and Leah Obial Gates and her husband Andrew, and grandsons Jonathan Obial and Alec Gates. The family will greet friends from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home (3075 S. Florida Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450). A funeral mass celebrating her life will be offered at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church (6 Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills, Florida 34465) on February 19, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent in the name of Nellie Obial to the Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Mary C Palma, 81, Inverness, FL
Mary Catherine Palma, 81, Inverness passed away Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Citrus Health & Rehab following a long illness. Mary was born in New York City on April 23, 1934 to the late James P. and Catherine (Crowley) Burke and moved to Florida from Bethel, CT. She operated the H & R Block Tax Service in Wildwood prior to retirement and was of the Catholic Faith. She is predeceased in death by her siblings Margaret Griffin, Patricia Corona and John Burke, as well as several nieces and nephews. She is survived by her devoted husband of 58 years, Carlo J. Palma, Sr. She will be greatly missed by her three children, Jeanne (Bob) Palma-Hughes, Carlo J. (Debra) Palma, Jr., and Vincenza (Carmine) Tremante. Mary was a loving grandmother of 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her two devoted brothers and sisters in law, David (Patricia) Burke of Ozelo, FL, James (Joan) Burkery of Myrtle Beach, NC, Josephine Muoio of South Norwalk, CT, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mary's life will be remembered at a Celebration of Life Service on Friday, March 25th, 10:00 AM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness. Interment will follow in The Fountains Memorial Park, Homosassa, FL In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Alzheimers Association, PO Box 1939, New Port Richey, FL 34656


Donald L Payne, 83, Hernando, FL
Donald L. Payne, age 83, of Hernando, FL, died February 15, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Donald was born on June 20, 1932 in Charleston, West Virginia to the late Doyle and Martha (Hollinsworth) Payne. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force and retired as a Master Sergeant after 24 years of service. On September 5, 1952, Donald married Janet P. Silva, with whom he shared 63 wonderful years of marriage. He was a man of faith and a member of the Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church, Lecanto. Donald was involved with the church's Disaster Response Team and had donated much of his time and effort to the Gulf Coast area after Hurricane Katrina. He was also a neighboorhood watch volunteer for the Citrus County Sherriff's Office. In his spare time, Donald enjoyed geocaching, traveling and bowling. He also liked building and constructing things. In addition to his loving wife, Janet, others left to mourn Donald's passing and cherish his memory are his son: Dale (Mary) Payne of Sunrise, FL; his daughters: Linda (Henry) Arnold of Eden Valley, MN and Debra (Don) Owsley of Deltona, FL; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be conducted on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness with Pastor Chad Townsley of the Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Raul Perez

Raul Perez, 86, Inverness, FL
Raul Perez, 86, Inverness passed away April 30, 2016 in the Hospice Unit of Citrus Health & Rehab (Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast). Raul was born in Manhattan, NY on May 25, 1929 to the late Roger and Emilia Perez and moved here in 1980 from Central Islip, NY. He was a retired commercial artist and former member and Past President of the Italian American and Spanish American Clubs. Raul was of the Catholic Faith and worked in maintaince for Long Island Lighting Company before moving to Florida He is survived by his wife, Joyce Perez of Inverness; his son, Raul Perez, Jr and wife Anna of Mastic, NY; 2 daughters, Denise Perez of Yonkers, NY and Terry (Richard) Davis of Middle Island, New York; his brother, James Perez of Inverness; 19 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Other children are Robert Chalk, St Augustine, FL; Patti Hummell, Interlachen, FL; Peggy Kelley, St Augustine, FL; Penny Duncan, Interlachen, FL; Kristy Dowell, Inverness; and Kathy Sanders, Inverness. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 4th at 3:00 PM from Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Rev Raul Toro, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 1:00 PM until the hour of service.


Adela Pinero

Adela Pinero, 102, Beverly Hills, FL
Adela Pinero, 102, Beverly Hills died at home March 6, 2016 under the loving care of her family. Mrs Pinero was born Dec 13, 1913 in Puerto Rico to the late Ramon and Eleuteria Zabala and moved here from Guaynabo, P.R. She was a homemaker and member of the First Spanish Church in Inverness. Left to remember and mourn her loss are 2 sons, Eugenio Pinero, Jr and David (Aleida) Pinero, both of Beverly Hills; her daughter, Nilza Ester Rivera of Puerto Rico; many loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugenio Pinero, Sr., 2 Sons, Eugenio and Samuel Pinero; 2 daughters, Ramona and Elena Pinero. There will be a Celebration of Life Service on Thursday, March 10th at 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Herminio Narvaez officiating. Burial will follow in Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens in Ocala. The family will receive friends at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home Wednesday evening from 6-8 PM.


Burr Poierier

Burr L Poierier, 84, Inverness, FL
Burr L."Bud" Poierier, age 84, of Inverness, FL died March 23, 2016 while under the care of HPH Hospice, Lecanto. Burr was born on February 27, 1932 in Chicago, IL to the late Louis and Grace (Gott) Poierier. In 1953, he married Carol Good, with whom he shared 62 years of marriage. Burr proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and was a Korean War Veteran. After his military service, he was a member of the Chicago area Pipe Fitters Union for a number of years. In 1983, Burr moved to Pinellas County, FL from Hoffman Estates, IL and was a corrections officer with the Pinellas County Sheriffs Office. He made Citrus County his home in 2000, shortly after retirement. During his military service, he won many awards for his sharp shooting skills and enjoyed going to the gun range in his spare time. Burr loved to play pool and play cards with friends. He was an avid coin collector and very handy around the house. In addition to his loving wife Carol, those left to mourn his passing and cherish his memory are two sons: Michael (Marilyn) Poierier of Park Ridge, IL and Mark Poierier of Citrus Springs, FL; his daughter: Linda Poierier of Las Vegas, NV; four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Inurnment with military honors will take place at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell at a later date. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Dolores Ponkey

Dolores E Ponkey, 91, Lecanto, FL
Dolores E. Ponkey, 91, of Lecanto, FL, formerly of Jacksonville, FL, passed away February 19, 2016 at Brentwood Lodge in Lecanto. She was born in Iron Mountain, MI on February 8, 1925 to the late Grover and Lydia (Burkman) Hiler. Dolores was a homemaker and a Methodist by faith. She recently resided at Brentwood Lodge in Lecanto, FL. Prior to that, she resided in Spring Hill, Fl for 30 plus years, and enjoyed traveling, entertainment, golfing, skiing, and loved the outdoors. Dolores was preceded in death by her loving husband of 65 years, Joseph L. Ponkey, and a son, Joseph L. Ponkey, Jr. Survivors include her children Joyce Gabler of Kingman, AZ, Joanne (Donald) Campbell of Inverness, FL, Michael (Joanne) Ponkey of Waterford, MI, Larry Ponkey and his significant other, Ronald E. Moore of Jacksonville, FL, William Ponkey of Palm Coast, FL, and Gary Ponkey of Holly, MI; sisters Vivian Boughner of Gaylord, MI, and Beatrice Morales of Kansas; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, 10:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 or to Brentwood Lodge, 1900 W. Alpha Court, Lecanto, FL 34461.


Judith Powers

Judith A Powers, 74, Crystal River, FL
Judith (Judy) Anne Powers, 74 of Crystal River passed into God’s arms on March 19, 2016 surrounded by love and in the comfort of God’s presence.  Judy was born on July 24, 1941 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Edward and Anna (Drum) Goodwin and was preceded in death by one sister Roberta Goodwin.  Judy shared a special bond with her other sister Joanne Wright (Danny) as they were born on the same day, 15 years apart.  She was an amazing woman that set the example for so many.    Judy married the love of her life, John, in 1966 and they were married for an amazing 49 years.  They lived in NJ, but ventured off to Alaska, making some great memories of their early married years together. She later moved to Fort Lauderdale, FL where she was blessed to raise her three children and see them raise families of their own. Judy was a devoted mother that loved her children John Powers (Christine) of Hammonton, NJ, Jennifer Marx (John) of Dover, DE and James Powers (Mirella) of Miami, FL with all her being.  She  had a special love for her seven grandchildren: Ysabella, Daniel, Caden John, Jimmy, Elizabeth, Ryen and Zoè. Her grandbabies always brought a smile to her lips and a light to her eyes. Judy had a heart of giving and had a beautiful spirit that enveloped her.  She was always helping others and dedicated many hours to Girl Scouts, band and other school activities that her children were involved in.  She absolutely loved young children, reading trashy romance novels, hot dogs and eating sweets.  In her later years, Judy developed Alzheimer’s, but the spirit of who she was never left her.  She had a blessed, beautiful and happy life and has now been called to do the same in Heaven.  Judith’s urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at a later date.  A Memorial Prayer Service and Celebration of her Life will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Chas E. Davis Funeral Home at 11:00 AM.  The family will receive friends starting at 10:00 AM.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s.


Richard D Pruett, 62, Inverness, FL
Richard Deward Pruett 62, Inverness died at home suddenly Feb 24, 2016. Deward was born on June 17, 1953 in Ft Myers, FL to the late Jefferson and Estelle V. (Akers) Pruett and moved to this area from St Petersburg. He was the former owner and operator of Done Rite Hardwood Flooring Company in Inverness, being a skilled wood floor installer for several years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, riding his Harley, but most of all, spending time with his wife, Sharon. He is survived by his wife, Sharon (Casey) Pruett; 2 step sons, Timothy and Rickey Herndon; a brother, Billy Pruett, and 6 grandchildren. Deward's life will be remembered at a gathering on Saturday, Feb. 27th from 2-6 PM at Pott's Preserve, 2988 N. Hooty Point Rd., Inverness. Friends are invited to join the family and celebrate Deward's life. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is in charge of private cremation.


Susan Puff

Susan M Puff, 61, Inverness, FL
Susan Marie Puff, 61, Inverness, passed away April 21, 2016 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto. She was born in Long Beach Island, NJ on Dec 8, 1954 to the late William and Loraine (Maranda) Perry and came to this area in 1988. She drove a school bus for the Citrus County Board of Education and was the Manager of Watson's Fish Camp. Susan enjoyed motorcycling with Roger, her "significant other", playing bingo, and singing Karaoke with her friends. She was a Life Member of VFW Post 4252 Auxiliary and North Oak Baptist Church. Left to mourn her loss are two children, Jessica Avery of Inverness and Daniel Puff of New York; a brother, William Perry and wife Shirley, Jackson, NJ; 4 sisters: Jackie Perry, Gainesville, FL; Barbara Key, Inverness; JoAnne Perry, St Augustine, FL; Janey Hannemann and husband, James of Ashville, NC; 6 grandchildren: Maddison, Matthew, Alyssa, Alexis, Isabella and Gary who affectionately called her GG ; her loving companion, Roger Beckner; many nieces and nephews and her 2 fur babies, Rebel and Spaz. She was preceded in death by her son, Jeremy Puff on March 26, 2015 and her brother, Michael Perry. Susan will be remembered and honored at a Celebration of Life Service on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home, Inverness with Rev. Stan Stewart officiating. Cremation arrangements under the direction of Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464


Lorraine Rehfuss

Lorraine F Rehfuss, 69, Inverness, FL
Lorraine F. Rehfuss, 69, of Inverness, Florida lost her battle with cancer thursday night, April 21, at Hospice House in Lecanto, Florida. She arrived in this area in 1993, coming from Worcester, MA and was a caregiver for the health care industry. Lorraine enjoyed being with her family and doing anything she could to make them happy. She enjoyed her furry four legged friends that never left her side. But most of all, she loved to hang out at the local game room where she would stay for hours and mingle with her friends while doing something she enjoyed...Gambling!! Lorraine is described by her children as "Loving". She made sure growing up that she instilled the value of hard work and the ability to reach for the stars and that anything was possible. The hardworking values she instilled, along with love and compassion, has given her children the strength to do exactly that...REACH FOR THE STARS! Lorraine is survived by her husband Robert Rehfuss of Inverness; 5 children, Lisa Erti and son-in law Rocco of Worcester, MA, Wendy Spinelli of TN, Gerald Marengo of Inverness, Kevin Marengo and daughter-in-law Sharon of Homossasa, FL, and Nikki Collier and son-in-law Eric of Inverness; 6 grandchildren, Ashlee Erti, Kayla Spinelli, Christopher Spinelli, Heavan Collier, Morgan Collier, Zachary Collier; 1 great-granddaughter, Gianna Erti; 2 brothers, Russell Fegreus and wife Roe of New York, William Fegreus and wife Debbie of Auburn, MA, and her best friends Judy and Steve Leonard of Inverness. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for family and friends will be scheduled later this week. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Joseph T Rondini, 65, Hernando, FL
Joseph T. Rondini, 65, of Hernando, FL passed away February 14, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, FL. He was born in New Britain, CT on March 15, 1950 to the late Anio and Fanny (Bushemi) Rondini. Joseph was a car restoration mechanic, and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp. He arrived in this area 10 years ago, coming from Connecticut. He was a Catholic by faith, and enjoyed rebuilding cars, fishing, boating, and the outdoors. He is survived by his loving wife of 9 years, Debbie Rondini. Other survivors include children Joseph Michael Rondini of Dunnellon, FL, and Danielle Rondini of Crystal River, FL; siblings Anio Rondini, Rena La France, and Anna Drago; and one grandchild, Emily. A Graveside service with military honors is scheduled for Friday, February 26, 11:00 A.M. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. The procession will depart the funeral home at 10:15 A.M. and friends are invited to attend.


Ruth Roszak, 90, Inverness, FL
Ruth Roszak, 90, Inverness died March 24, 2016. Graveside services will be conducted Monday, March 28th at 2:00 PM from Oak Ridge Cemetery of Inverness with burial following. Cantor Mordecai Kamlot will officiate. Ruth was born in Brooklyn, NY on Jan 18, 1926 to the late Sam and Freda ( Reader) Schreiber and came to Inverness, FL in 1974 from there with her late husband, John Roszak, who preceded her in death March 19, 1977. She formerly worked at Bealls Dept Store in Inverness and was of the Jewish Faith. Chas E Davis Funeral Home of Inveness was in charge of arrangements.


Wayne Rozmus

Wayne B Rozmus, 45, Inverness, FL
Wayne B. Rozmus, age 45, of Inverness, died unexpectedly at his home on April 1, 2016. Wayne was born in Rochester, NY to Wayne and Mary (Powers) Rousch on October 1, 1970. His family relocated from Long Island, NY to Citrus County in 1971. In 1990, Wayne married Theresa Catucci, whom he had dated since 1986 and with whom he shared 25 years of marriage. He worked hard to provide for his family and was employed as a truck driver for most of his life. In his spare time, Wayne enjoyed riding Harley's and spending time with his family. He adored his grandchildren and cherished the time he spent with them. In addition to his loving wife Theresa, those left to mourn Wayne's passing and cherish his memory are his mother: Mary Powers; two daughters: Daniele Camp and her husband Daniel of Citrus Springs, FL and Kristin Buzard and her husband Ronald of Dunnellon, FL; three brothers: Raymond Rozmus of Inverness, FL, Robert Brantley of Tampa, FL, and Steven Rozmus of Hudson, FL; two sisters: Michelle Eno and Pamela Brokenshire, both of Citrus Springs, FL; six grandchildren: Sierra, Kayden, Katelyn, Karlie, Hannah, and Kyler; and lots of special friends! A funeral service to honor Wayne's life will be conducted on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness with Pastor Doug Alexander of the New Church Without Walls, Hernando, officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 3:00 p.m. until the hour of service. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Charles Ruprecht

Charles W Ruprecht, 81, Inverness, FL
Charles Wallace Ruprecht, 81 of Inverness, died Thursday, March 31, 2016 at the HPH Hospice Care Center in Lecanto. Born on September 24, 1934 in Mount Clemens, Michigan to the late Walter and Pauline Ruprecht. He arrived in this area in 1997 coming from Palos Hills, Illinois. Mr. Ruprecht was a U.S. Army veteran, and a retired police officer with the Bridgeview, Illinois Police Department. He was a 32nd degree mason with the Waukegan Masonic Lodge #78 and the Chicago Shrine Temple; the Inverness Eagles Aerie #3992; the Chicago American Legion Post 207; the Inverness Elks Lodge and the Citrus Masonic Lodge # 118. Charles was preceded in death by his wife of 27 years, Jeanne, on November 18, 2012. He is survived by his sons: Charles (Dawn) Ruprecht of Illinois, and Scott Ruprecht of Indiana; his daughters: Dianna (Wayne) Davison of Illinois, and Robyn Rachal of Indiana; step-children: David James of Illinois, and Debra James of Wisconsin; special niece: Kristin Clause of Inverness; special friends: April Watson of Michigan, Dale and Tina Boggess of Inverness; and his brother William (Donna) Bixler of Texas; 13 Grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Charles was preceded in death by his sister, Eleanor "Penny" Crocker. Memorial Services for Charles will be conducted on Friday, April 8, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. The family will be receiving friends in visitation one hour prior to service. Inurnment with military honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery after the services.


Samantha D Savage, 39, Inverness, FL
Samantha Diana Savage, 39, of Inverness, FL passed away February 9, 2016 at HPH Hospice Care Center, Lecanto, FL. She was born on February 23, 1976 in Denver, CO, and was a children's ski instructor at Powder Horn. Samantha arrived in this area in in 2006, coming from Boca Raton, FL and was a Catholic by faith. She loved painting and drawing, enjoyed traveling, and spending time with her girls and family. She is survived by her loving family; daughters Kerrigan Nichole King-Savage and Paisley Diana Savage; and parents Catherine and Michael Savage, all of Inverness. A Celebration of Life Memorial Mass is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, 10:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness, with Fr. Tim Cummings officiating. Cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Henry Schroder

Henry A Schroder, 89, Inverness, FL
Henry Andrew (Hal) Schroder, 89, died peacefully at his home in Inverness on March 23, 2016. His death was full of integrity, as was his life. He passed from this life without fuss or medical intervention, per his wishes. Hal lived by a morality that was part southern gentleman, part sportsman/scholar and part practical theology. He ascribed to the adage “Do Unto Others As You Would Have Others Do Unto You”. This creed was passed on to his seven children, who he raised with his wife of 53 years, Della Umstead Schroder. Della predeceased Hal in December of 2000. He was born to Henry A. and Pauline B. Schroder on October 6, 1926 in Rock Hill, SC. Hal’s school age years were spent in Durham, NC where his father was pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and his mother was an English teacher at Carr Junior High School. After graduation from Durham High School, Hal served in the Army Air Corps, returning afterwards to graduate from Catawba College in Salisbury, NC with a degree in English. His professional life combined his vocation as an English teacher with his love of sports. He served as athletic director and coach of football, basketball, golf and baseball at the high school level. Hal taught at Hilliard High School in Hilliard, FL and Fletcher High School in Jacksonville Beach. In Broward County Hal taught and coached at St. Thomas Aquinas HS, Stranahan HS and South Plantation HS. He retired from teaching and coaching in 1986 and moved to Citrus County. Hal and Della shared a love of the beauties of nature, and enjoyed camping in FL and the US with friends and family. They spent many happy summers at a spot on Peachtree Creek in Murphy, NC where they shared this love with their seven grandchildren. In Citrus County Hal continued to pursue his hobbies of golfing, biking and furniture repair and refinishing. He was a lifelong reader and kept his mind sharp doing crossword puzzles and watching Jeopardy nightly. He will be sorely missed by his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to the Rails to Trails of the Withlacoochee. Private family services will be held at a later date. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory of Inverness.


Marie J Schuler, 100, Inverness, FL
Marie Julia Schuler, 100 years old, of Inverness, FL, passed away on February 12, 2016, surrounded by the caring staff of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Inverness. She was born on February 8, 1916, to the late Paul and Sophie (Garaj) Jakup, in North Emporia, Virginia. Marie had recently celebrated her Centennial Birthday with family and friends. Before moving to Citrus County from Long Island, New York, in 2004, Marie was a Secretary at IT & T. She loved to read, enjoyed bowling, playing Bingo with friends, and participated in numerous social activities. She is survived by her three daughters: Virginia Hartsell, North Carolina; Jean Schuler, Inverness, Florida; Elaine (Fred Palmer) Schuler, Massachusetts. Three grandchildren, and one great grandchild. She was preceded in death by one grandchild. Marie will be laid to rest at The Woodlawn Cemetery in Bronx, New York. Local arrangements under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Mildred V Schutz, 93, Lecanto, FL
Mildred Viola Schutz, 93, of Lecanto, FL, passed away peacefully on February 13, 2016 while under hospice care in her home at Brentwood Assisted Living, Lecanto, FL. Mildred was born on February 24, 1922 in Greenville, IL to the late Wilbur and Bertha (Wilderman) Stanton. She proudly served her country in the United States Army Air Corp in World War II; was a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ and worked for Marine Colloids (Springfield, NJ) and Madis Labs (Hackensack, NJ) before her retirement. In 1997, Mildred relocated from Saddle Brook, NJ to Citrus County, FL. A woman of faith, she was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church, Lecanto. Mildred loved the great outdoors and spent much of her time gardening, hiking, camping and canoeing. She even had the opportunity to hike and camp in Europe. Mildred was a member of the Union County (NJ) Hiking Club, the Sierra Club, and the Appalachian Mountain Club. She loved to travel and enjoyed road trips and train trips as often as possible. Since moving to Citrus County, Mildred was involved with the sewing circle and other activities in her church, and volunteered at the hospice thrift store. Those left to mourn her passing and cherish her memory are her daughter, Carolyn Joyce Wertz of Hernando, FL; stepdaughter, Nancy Makowski of Phillipsburg, NJ; granddaughter, Susan Makowski of Annandale, NJ; brother, Floyd Stanton of Hillsboro, IL; sister-in-law, Jan Evans of Fairview Heights, IL. and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In addition to her parents, Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, George E. Schutz; grandaughter, Christina Richards, and five siblings The family invites friends to a Celebration of Life planned for Saturday, March 12, 2016, 11 am, at Faith Lutheran Church, Lecanto, with Pastor Stephen Lane officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Faith Lutheran Church, 935 So. Crystal Glen Dr., Lecanto, FL 34461 or Hospice of Citrus, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness is assisting the family with arrangements.


Charles M Shaffer, Sr, 84, Virginia Beach, VA
Charles Maynard Shaffer, Sr., 84, Virginia Beach, VA and winter resident of Inverness, died suddenly February 10, 2016 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Chuck was born on June 10, 1931 in Baltimore, MD to the late Charles E. and Frances (Maynard) Shaffer and was a seasonal resident of Inverness. He retired from the City of Norfolk's Fire Department with 37 years of service and was the owner-operator of Shaffer's Towing and Repair in Norfolk. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Linda (Fredrick) Shaffer; three children, Charles M. Shaffer, Jr of Chesapeake, VA, Stephen Shaffer of Virginia Beach, VA and Patricia Dorsch of Chesapeake, VA and his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his three younger brothers, Joseph, Raymond, and Harry. There will be a Celebration of Life Service scheduled at a future date in Virginia Beach. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family.


James Sharpin

James E Sharpin, 89, Floral City, FL
James E. Sharpin, 89, Floral City passed away April 15, 2016 at Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast. He was born February 6, 1927 in Landen, OH to the late Jack and Gladis (Tillerelk) Sharpin and moved to Citrus County from Bradenton, FL. He was a retired Heavy Equipment Operator in the construction industry and served our country in the U.S. Army and the Merchant Marines. He especially enjoyed shooting pool with his friends at the IRRU Club in Inverness. Left to cherish his memory are 5 children, Thomas (Karen) Sharpin, Sparta, KY; Dennis Sharpin, Philippine Islands; Mark (Linda) Sharpin, Mt. Vernon,TX; Randy Sharpin, Floral City; Robert (Tammie) Sharpin, Bradenton, FL 10 grandchilden, several great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Deloris "Dolly" Sharpin on Jan 15, 1994 and his brother and sister. Graveside services will be conducted Monday, April 16th at 3:00 PM from Hills of Rest Cemetery of Floral City with burial following. No calling hours at the funeral home. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, donations requested to: Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Paul K Simpson, 92, Inverness, FL
Paul Kay Simpson, age 92, of Inverness, FL died on February 29, 2016 surrounded by his loving family and while under the care of HPH Hospice, Lecanto. Paul was born on February 25, 1924 in Monette, AR to the late Edgar and Willie (Hartsell) Simpson. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy and was a Veteran of World War II and the Korean War. In 1985, Paul relocated to Florida with his family from Hawaii. He loved the time he spent in Hawaii and always hoped he could return there someday. Paul had also resided in Pennsylvania and Harrison, Arkansas. He worked as a sharecropper while living in Arkansas, and spent many days in the cotton fields with his 9 siblings picking cotton. Paul was a longtime member of the Elks and the American Legion. He was a carpenter by trade, and especially enjoyed woodworking. In his spare time he enjoyed watching westerns, especially John Wayne movies. He also enjoyed watching the Andy Griffith Show. Paul will be remembered as a wonderful loving man, an awesome father and a free spirit. Those left to mourn his passing and cherish his memory are two daughters, Paula Kay Simpson of Inverness, FL and Betty Kay Barroso of Houston, TX; his son, John Simpson of Houston, TX; his son, Mark Simpson and his wife Brenda of Ocala, FL; one sister, Suda of Monette, AR. He will be greatly missed by his granddaughters, Kendra Kay Marolf and Krysta Jaye Marolf, who were by his side with their mother Paula upon his passing. His great granddaughter, Raina Jaye Vincelli will miss her PaPa as well. He also leaves behind grandsons, Ian, Sean and Ryan. Beloved nephews, David Fletcher, Carl Fletcher and niece, Patsy Eggers. Precious granddaughter, Jody Fiore, her husband James, son Austin and daughter, Teyiah. Paul is also survived by his former wife, Marian E. Simpson. While she and Paul were divorced, they continued to reside in the same home, under the caregiving of Pauls daughter, Paula Simpson. He was preceded in death by his two first lovely wives, Imogene and his second wife, Lavelma. Paul chose to go home to his beloved Arkansas where his only surviving sibling, Suda Reeves, her daughter, Sue and her husband Martin still reside. He will be laid to rest at the Birdeye Veterans Cemetery, Birdeye, AR, at a later date. A special message to her father from Paula: You were ten feet tall, made of steel but, soft as a summer rain. Thank you for all the love and memories I will hold close for all of my days. It's ok daddy...you can rest now...I got this. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


Herman Sinemus

Herman A Sinemus, 91, Floral City, FL
Herman A. Sinemus, age 91, of Floral City, Florida, passed away peacefully on February 12, 2016. Herman was born on December 31, 1924 around 1:30 p.m. during a snow storm in Derry Township, Westmoreland County, PA to the late Herman C. (1977) and Mary R. (Gamble) Sinemus (2000). Dr. Watkins had difficulty getting his Model T started so Herman's father used his own Model T to retrieve the doctor so he could bring Herman safely into the world. He graduated from Derry Township High School in 1942 at 17 years of age. Herman gained employment as a painter of some of the Carnegie-Illinois steel mills in the Pittsburgh area until he joined the United States Marine Corp in September, 1943. He proudly served his country and was a Veteran of World War II. Herman was awarded three battle stars for action against the enemy at Okinawa, Borneo and Tokyo. After his military service, he returned to Pennsylvania. He wanted to be a civil engineer and attended the Indiana Institute of Technology in Fort Wayne, IN. He graduated in 1948 with a Bachelors of Civil Engineering Degree that he obtained in 30 consecutive months, all while working at least 20 hours per week. Herman's professional career was in Traffic Engineering and he served three cities in 30 years: Fort Wayne, IN, Phoenix, AZ and Berkeley, CA. He was a Lifetime Fellow Member in the Institute of Traffic Engineering, a Registered Professional Engineer in Indiana for over 50 years and a Registered Traffic Engineer in California. Herman met his first wife Virginia "Jeannie" Wessel in East McKeesport, PA after they had both joined the Marines. They were married for five years. Herman then met May Eleanor Bracht at a YWCA mixer in Fort Wayne, IN. On May 7, 1949, he married May, the love of his life, and they shared 63 wonderful years of marriage until her passing on March 31, 2013. They moved to Florida in 1985 from Berkeley, CA to spend their retirement together in Floral City. A Christian by faith, he was a very active and willing participating member of the Floral City United Methodist Church. Herman was a kind man who always went out of his way to help others and those in need. He also enjoyed working on cars and photography in his spare time. Left to mourn his passing and cherish his precious memory are his daughter, Nancy (David) Fleming of Reisterstown, MD two sons: Andrew Sinemus of Edison, NJ and his ex Leslie Sinemus of Milburn, NJ, Mark Sinemus of Floral City, FL; grandchildren: Stephanie J. (Erik) Hrin of Alexandria, VA, Laura Rebecca (Adam) Barron of Leesburg, VA, Zachery Sinemus of Brooklyn, NY and Samuel Sinemus of Milburn, NJ. His two great grandchildren: Amelia and Marley Barron of Leesburg, VA. Herman has nine surviving siblings: Anna Mae Yordy of Albuquerque, NM, Mary Edna Neighly of Frederick, MD, Frances Olson of New Alexandria, PA, Lewis Sinemus of Ligonier, PA, Rose Planinsek of Ligonier, PA, Vic (Cass) of Derry, Pa, Lon (Judy) of Derry, PA, Linda (Larry) Deal of Torrance, PA and Ronald (Linda) of Latrobe, PA. A Memorial to celebrate Herman's life is planned for Friday, March 4, 2016 from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Mary Gestrich of the Floral City United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will take place following the service at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL with Floral City VFW Post #7122 Honor Guard rendering military honors. Friends may call at the funeral home beginning at 9:00 a.m. on the date of the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Indiana Institute of Technology, Fort Wayne, IN, Scholarship Fund in remembrance of Herman. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Roland Steinhauser

Roland Steinhauser, 72, Hernando, FL
Roland "Rol" Steinhauser, 72, of Hernando, FL, passed away March 3, 2016 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL. He was born in Chicago, IL on February 21, 1944 to the late Vernon Edward and Lillian Hildegard (Weiss) Steinhauser. He was on the swim team at Harper High School and he attended Wayne State College in Wayne Nebraska where earned his Bachelor of Arts in Education. He met his future wife, Mary Margaret Hanson and they were married in Chicago in 1969. Roland was a history teacher in the Chicago Public Schools for over 30 years. He was the Urban Fishing Program Coordinator with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources; a program that brought local children to the lakes and lagoons in the greater Chicagoland area, where he taught kids how to fish. It was his lifelong passion and his greatest joy. He was an avid sportsman who loved the outdoors. He held several executive positions in the Midwest Muskie Club, and helped organize fishing tournaments, picnics and also raised money to stock game fish in several mid-western lakes. He one of the three founding members of the Illini Muskies Alliance. He was recognized by the Department of Natural Resources for his tireless work in preserving, protecting and enhancing natural resources. He was awarded the Outdoor Notebook Lifetime Achievement Award for "dedication and perseverance in introducing thousands to the sport of fishing." He moved to Florida in 2003. He continued to promote education and conservation, organizing and assisting with kids fishing events. His local memberships included the Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge #2112, Inverness, FL; Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie #4194, Cedar Key, FL; and American Legion Post #237, Beverly Hills, FL. Rol always used to say "If you give a man a fish, he will eat for a day. If you teach him to fish, he will eat for the rest of his lifetime.". He dedicated his life to ensuring people could do so. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 47 years, Mary Steinhauser, in November of 2015, one daughter, Karen Margaret Steinhauser and one grandson, Sean O'Keeffe. He is survived by his daughters, Phyllis (Rodney Sweet) Steinhauser of Chicago, IL, Rebecca Quinn of Chesterton, IN, and Katherine (Michael) Erhardt of Chicago Ridge, IL; one brother, Gary Steinhauser of Lombard, IL; one sister, Phyllis Collins of Tinley Park, IL; grandchildren Kimberly and Georgia Erhardt of Chicago Ridge, IL, and Ian and Kathleen Quinn of Chesterton, IN. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL. 34464


Laurel Stillions

Laurel B Stillions, 89, Lecanto, FL
Laurel "Lolly" Bernice Stillions, 89, Lecanto, died peacefully on April 21, 2016 at Diamond Ridge Health & Rehab surrounded by loved ones. Lolly was born in Valley, Washington on May 14, 1926 to the late Cecil and Norma (Warburton) Chase. She and her husband lived in Indiana, California , Ft Lauderdale and Tampa, Florida before retiring and moving permanently to Hernando, Florida in 1988. She worked as a bookkeeper and along with her husband, was one of the owners of Ranch House Restaurants. Her interests included family, reading and gardening. Lolly had a loving and generous heart, and was always giving to others. She will be greatly missed. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 69 years, Jim Stillions in 2014. Left to cherish her memory are her son Randy and his wife Lisa Stillions, Lecanto, Florida; daughters Tammy White, Chewelah, Washington; Deb and her husband Jay Greene, Flying Hills, Pennsylvia, and Wendy Stillions, Kennesaw, Georgia; grandchildren Tiffany Tony, Tori Angstadt, and Parker Stillions; great grandchildren, Callie and Lulu Tony. Burial will be private at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory of Inverness, Florida


Lloyd Vann

Lloyd D Vann, 79, Floral City, FL
Lloyd D. Vann, 79, of Floral City, FL passed away February 10, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL. He was born on October 5, 1936 in Ino, AL to the late Collie O. and Essie Bell (Harrison) Vann. Lloyd was a roofer in the construction industry, and arrived in this area in 1969, coming from Alabama. He was a Baptist by faith, and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by his wife Joyce in 2009. Survivors include his son, Anthony Lloyd Vann; step-son Robert (Joyce) Gallagher, Inverness; 2 grandchildren, Robert and Ashley; 2 great-grandchildren, Grace and Cheyanne; his good friend, "Indian", friend and caregiver, Bill Gorton, and all his good hunting friends from Gulf Hammocks. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Beverly J Volmar, 60, Floral City, FL
Beverly Jo Volmar, age 60, of Floral City, FL, passed away peacefully on February 19, 2016 surrounded by her loving family and while under the care of the staff of HPH Hospice, Lecanto. Beverly was born on June 2, 1955 in Frankfort, KY to the late Norton and Thelma Lou (Hockensmith) Sudduth. She proudly served her country as a member of the United States Air Force. Beverly moved to the Citrus County area 25 years ago from St. Petersburg. She was a member of the Floral City VFW Post #7122, and was also their bookkeeper. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening and working in her yard where she could plant flowers and plants. Beverly was very handy and had worked very hard to fix up her home. She loved animals, especially horses. Beverly will be remembered for her independent nature, her big heart, her generosity and cool character. She was someone who rarely got angry, took life in stride and was a wonderful, loving and generous person. Left to mourn her passing and cherish her precious memory are her daughter, Jennifer Jenkins of Seminole, FL; two brothers, Paul (Joanne) Sudduth of Brooksville, FL and George (Pamela) Sudduth of St. Petersburg, FL; and her sister, Terry Duncan of Oldsmar, FL. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 20 years, George Volmar, on July 7, 2010. Interment will take place at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Donald Wagoner

Donald K Wagoner, 86, Floral City, FL
Donald Keith Wagoner, 86, Floral City passed away April 20, 2016 at the Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast unit in Inverness. Don was born April 24, 1929 in Brooksville, KY to the late Edgar and Luella ( Field) Wagoner and moved to Citrus County in 1988 from Clearwater. He was a retired automobile mechanic, working in that business for over 35 years. Don served our country in the U.S. Army (Sgt) as a Tank Commander in Korea. His many masonic affiliations include Floral City Masonic Lodge No. 133 (Past Master), Scottish Rite-Valley of Ocala, York Rite Chapter-Dade City Council, Ocala Commandry, Scottish Rite Club of Citrus County (Past President), Order of Amaranth, Court 48, O.E.S. Chapter 64 (Past Patron). He also was a member of Floral City United Methodist Church. Left to mourn their loss are three children, Barry L. Wagoner and wife Debbie of Beverly Hills, Michael W. Wagoner and wife Patti of Spring Hill, Lois Turner of Floral City; his sister, Juanita Martin of Kentucky; 7 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren. He was preced in death by his wife of 47 years, Louise Wagoner Nov 25, 2000. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, April 27th at 11:00 AM from Floral City United Methodist Church with Rev Mary Gestrich officiating. Burial will follow in Hills of Rest Cemetery with military honors rendered by VFW Post 7122 . Visitation will be from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home Tuesday evening from 6-8 PM where Masonic Services will be conducted by Memorial Lodge No. 19 at 7:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations requested to Shriners Children's Hospital, 12502 USF Pine Dr., Tampa, FL 33612


Philip Warren

Philip S Warren, 67, Homosassa, FL
Philip Warren, (Captain Flip), 67 Philip Warren, of Homosassa, passed away on April 20, 2016 at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville, Florida. He was born on December 4, 1948 to Don and Mary Warren in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. His family moved to Florida in 1955, where he developed a love for the water. He was a Vietnam veteran having served in the 101st Airborne Division (U.S. Army) as a helicopter mechanic. He worked several years as a surveyor, and then worked as a tow truck driver for Dave’s Body shop for 35 years. He loved racing and raced his own car for 10 years in both Inverness and Ocala. He loved the saltwater and his favorite thing to do was fishing. He also enjoyed diving, spear fishing and scalloping. Often he would just go out on the boat to enjoy the scenery and the peace that he found there. The water was his happy place. He also was very creative; he did amazing things with glass sandblasting, wood carving and photography. He was the oldest of 7 children and was the patriarch of the family after they lost their parents to an accident in 1992. He was the go to person who was always there when someone needed him. He was an amazing brother and friend. He loved deeply and was deeply loved. He will be missed!! He was preceded in death by his parents, Don and Mary Warren; his sister, Cheryl Warren; and his niece Amanda Warren. He is survived by one son, Steven Warren of Homosassa; 3 brothers: Dave (Janice) Warren of Crystal River; Sam (Jan) Warren of Donaldsonville, Georgia; Matthew Travis Warren of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; 2 sisters: Diane Magill of Crystal River; and Donna Bishop of Homosassa, and several nieces and nephews. Private arrangements under the care of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Karen Waters

Karen T Waters, 59, Inverness, FL
Karen T. Waters, age 59, of Inverness, passed away at Shands at UF Gainesville, on March 12, 2016. She was born on February 13, 1957, in Commack, N.Y. She spent her life giving to all around her, She was a loving and devoted wife, mother of 6, and grandmother to 7 beautiful granddaughters. She owned and operated the Gallop Press, and won numberous awards as a journalist. A proud Florida Gator, she has spent the last 10 years educating young minds at Crystal River Middle School. She is survived by her husband, Scott Waters; her 6 children: Nicholas Vihrachoff, Christopher Vihrachoff, David Waters, Dawn Marie Vihrachoff, Kimberly Vihrachoff, and Katherine Waters; her mother, Muriel Stephens; her 2 brothers, Roger and Ronnie; 2 sisters, Debbie and Doreen; 7 granddaughters. Karen's life will be remembered at A Celebration of Life Service Wednesday, March 16th (today) at 3:00 PM at the New Church Without Walls in Hernando. Interment will follow at a later date in Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City. The family requests in lieu of flowers that Karen's friends consider a donation to The Karen Waters' Scholarship Fund. The scholarship details will be established soon. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Faith B Westenberger, 79, Inverness, FL
Faith B. Westenberger, age 79, of Inverness, FL, died April 17, 2017 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Inverness. Faith was born in East Meadow, NY on September 17, 1936 to the late William Herbert and Alice (Brower) Southall. 30 years ago, she became a resident of Inverness, FL after relocating from Long Island, NY. Faith was married to Otto Clark Westenberger for 57 years until his passing in 2010. She was a homemaker and dedicated her life to her family and raising her children. In her spare time, Faith was an avid reader and enjoyed reading on her Kindle. She also enjoyed shopping at flea markets and thrift stores. Those left to mourn her passing are three sons: Roy (Janet) Westenberger of Hollywood, FL, Bobby (Judy) Westenberger of Bohemia, NY, and Glenn Westenberger of Inverness, FL; two daughters: Diane Westenberger of Inverness, FL, and Joyce (Dan) Alberico of Altergenia, CA; one sister, Linda (Jimmy) Salerno; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. In addition to her loving husband, Faith was preceded in death by two sisters: Sylvia and Annie. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL, is assisting the family with cremation arrangements.


Chester White

Chester J White, 85, Inverness, FL
Chester J. "Chet" White, 85, Inverness passed away suddenly March 18, 2016. Chet was born March 30, 1930 in Georgetown, KY to the late Willie and Clara (Whitten) White, one of nine children. He moved to Citrus County in 1978 from Columbus, OH and began many years of community service. He and his wife Shirley founded the Stanley Steemer franchise in Citrus County, eventually expanding to adjoining states. Chet became involved in politics and was elected to the Citrus Board of County Commissioners (1990-1994). His other affiliations included Inverness Rotary Club, Invernesss Elks Lodge, and the Citrus County Zoning and Water boards. He served our country in the U.S. Air Force. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 61 years, Shirley (Reaster) White; two children, Chet White and his wife, Jo of Inverness and Marilyn Coughlin and husband Terry of Tallahassee; 1 brother, Harold White, Augusta, GA; 4 grandchildren, Robert (Leslie) Thimmes, Brandie (Matt) Ballard, C.J. (Natalie) White and Tyler (Ashley) Thimmes, and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 6 brothers and and one sister. Friends may call at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home of Inverness Tuesday evening from 6-8 PM. Private funeral services and entombment will follow at Fero Memorial Gardens in Beverly Hills. Pastor Doug Alexander will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorials to Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464


Roy Whitehead

Roy D Whitehead, 74, Crystal River, FL
Roy Don Whitehead, age 74, of Inverness, FL died March 26, 2016 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Inverness. Roy was born on December 10, 1941 in Savannah, GA to the late Golden and Mildred (McKenna) Whitehead. Roy loved to travel and rarely let the grass grow beneath his feet. He will be remembered as a kind and generous man that would give someone the shirt off his back if they needed it more than him. Those left to mourn Roy's passing and cherish his memory are two brothers: Eugene (Singhi) Whitehead of Greenville, NC and Fred Whitehead; Three sisters: Opal West of Inverness, FL, Sarah Pfeister of Gayton, GA and Isabel Whitehead of Homosassa, FL. In addition to his parents, Roy was preceded in death by one brother, Frank Whitehead and one sister, Mary Wesley. Private arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Robert W Whiting, 74, Inverness, FL
Robert William Whiting, 74, of Inverness, Florida passed away Monday, February 8, 2016, surrounded by the caring staff of Brentwood Health Center in Lecanto, Florida. Robert was born on July 31, 1941, in Cleveland, Ohio, to the late Cornelius and Marjorie Emma (Karnatz) Whiting. After meeting and marrying his wife of almost 24 years, Louise Ruth Oliver, of Okeechobee, they moved to Citrus County where they lived for 23 years. Robert enjoyed fishing, NASCAR races, working on cars, and tinkering at his shop in his garage. Left to cherish his memory: his loving wife, Louise R.(Oliver) Whiting; his two sons: Robert Whiting of Alabama, and Scott Whiting of W. Palm Beach, FL; step sons: Wayne, Dana, and Chris; step daughters: Debbie, Vicki, Kelly, and Jodi; his two sisters: Kay Erhart and Pat Siberio, both of Prembroke Pines, FL; and several Grandchildren. Memorial service will be hel on February 20, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. from the Pleasant Grove Church, Inverness, FL. Arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Donald E Whitmer, 82, Inverness, FL
Donald E. Whitmer, age 82, of Inverness, FL died March 18, 2016 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Donald was born on January 27, 1934 in Canton, OH to the late Kenneth and Emma (Harter) Whitmer. On September 7, 1973, he married Eleanor Pruett, with whom he shared 41 years of marriage until her passing on September 29, 2014. Donald was employed by the Central States Can Company of Massillon, OH as a Tool and Die Maker for twenty five years. In 1997, he and Eleanor moved from Massillon, OH and made their home in Citrus County. A man of faith, Donald was a member of the Inverness Church of God. Those left to mourn his passing and cherish his precious memory are step-son, Robert Hodges of Massillon, OH; step-daughter, Debra Barnhouse and her husband Greg of Massillon, OH; and grandson, Adam Gayheart of Los Angeles, CA. In addition to his loving wife Eleanor, Donald was preceded in death by his sister, Beverly Randall. Private arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL


Helen Wigley

Helen L Wigley, 91, Inverness, FL
Helen L. Wigley, 91, Inverness passed away Apr 5, 2016 at Arbor Trail Nursing & Rehab Center in Inverness. Mrs Wigley was born in Manhattan, NY on March 19, 1925 to the late Samuel and Helen (Houlihan) Russell and came here 25 years ago from Tuxedo, NY. She was a retired catalog sales clerk and was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Left to mourn her loss are three children, Joseph Wigley and his wife, Jessica of Inverness; Ellen DeGloria of Warwick, NY; Patricia Huttner and husband William of Warwick, NY; 1 brother, Donald Russell of New Jersey; 6 grand, 9 great grand and 1 great great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Wigley. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted Monday, April 11th at 10:00 AM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Fr. Ervin Belgica of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church officiating. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to: Helping Hands, % Our Lady of Fatima, 550 Hwy 41 South, Inverness, FL 34450


Douglas K Willever, 69, Floral City, FL
Douglas Kerr Willever, 69, Floral City, died Feb 26, 2016. A native of Elizabeth, NJ., he was born June 13, 1946 to the late Charles and Jean Boyd Dewar Willever and moved to this area 30 years ago from Miami where he was a Branch Manager of First State Bank. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Cappello Willever of Floral City; son, Brian of West Palm Beach. At Douglas' request, there will be no services. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory assisted the family.


Alfred "Bud" W Williams, 89, Inverness, FL
Alfred "Bud" Warner Williams, age 89, of Inverness, FL, died February 13, 2016 surrounded by his loving family and while under the care of the staff of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Bud was born on September 24, 1926 in Mt. Jackson, VA to the late Leonard and Maude (Fadley) Williams. On June 23, 1946, he married Mary Goodwin, with whom he shared 69 wonderful years of marriage. Earlier in his life, Bud worked at Hercules Powder Company (ABL) as a welder but, eventually he was employed as an airline mechanic for Eastern Airlines where he worked for over 20 years. In 1991, he and Mary relocated to Inverness from Hollywood, FL. A man of faith, Bud was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Inverness. He loved the game of golf. He even had the opportunity to Marshall for many of the Eastern Airlines PGA golf tournaments at the Doral Country Club in the 70's. Bud also had a very artistic side and expressed his creativity through woodworking. Bud enjoyed good food and a good meal shared with family and friends. He was a dedicated family man. A protective and loving husband and a devoted and caring father. In addition to his wife Mary, those left to mourn Bud's passing and cherish his precious memory are his daughter, Marcia Williams Scaggs and her husband, Larry of Inverness, FL; and one grandson, Douglas William Scaggs of Raleigh, NC. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be offered on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, with Pastor Dairold Rushing of the First Assembly of God Church, Inverness officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Steven Williamson

Steven P Williamson, 67, Hernando, FL
Steven Porter Williamson, 67, of Hernando, FL passed away March 23, 2016 at his residence in Hernando. He was born in Logansport, IN on December 14, 1948 to the late Norman and Edna Mae (Overmyer) Williamson. Steven arrived in this area in 1982, coming from Arizona. He attended House of Power Church in Hernando, and was working for the church at the time of his passing. Steven enjoyed building and dismantling motors, and dining at McDonald's and Taco Bell. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mable Williamson; and siblings Lawrence J. Williamson, Sr., Joyce Linton, and Lora Lee Williamson. Survivors include his brother, W.H. Bill Williamson; and sisters Norma "Cis" Koleff of CA, Kathleen "Kitty" Williamson of IN; Ruth H. Smith of OH; Claudia (Richard) Kesser of OK; and Margaret "Peg" Clingenpel of IN; and Lawrence's wife, Della Williamson. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Margaret Wolfert

Margaret M Wolfert, 85, Inverness, FL
Margaret Mary Wolfert, 85, Inverness passed away March 16, 2016. Mrs Wolfert was born March 10, 1931 in Manistique, MI to the late Floyd and Emily Welch and moved here from Tampa in 1994. She was employed as a bookeeper for the Builders Association and was of the Catholic Faith. Survivors include her husband, Gerry Wolfert whom she married in 1976. Others left to mourn her loss is her son, Steven Jordan of White, GA; her sister, Safronia McKenzie, Manistique, MI; 9 grand and 11 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, James Joseph Jordan, her daughter, Penny Jordon Wong and her sister, Evelyn. A Celebration of Life Service will be offered Thursday, March 24th at 2:00 PM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Deacon Steve Kurylowicz of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church officiating. Interment will follow at a later date in Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is serving the family.


Tandy L Wood, 85, Hernando, FL
Tandy Lee Wood, age 85, of Hernando, FL, died on February 23, 2016. Tandy was born on November 3, 1930 in Olcott, WV, to the late Roma and Ruby (Cash) Wood. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy as a Petty Officer Second Class and was a Veteran of the Korean War. Tandy relocated with his family from Ravenswood, WV to Florida in 1985. In his spare time he loved to fish. Tandy also enjoyed a good game of golf as well as spending precious time with his grandchildren. He was a generous, caring and kind man, with a big heart. Tandy would go out of his way to help families in need and was a supporter of St. Judes Children's Hospital. Those left to mourn his passing and cherish his precious memory are three sons, Steve (Linda) Wood, Kenneth Wood of Hernando, FL, Kevin (Lori A.) Wood of Ravenswood, W.V.; two daughters, Rebecca Wood of Hernando, FL, Toni (Lester) Buzzard of Leon, W.V.; one sister, Donna Moore of Leon, W.V.; eight grandchildren, S. Michael Wood, Lori K. Wood, Nicholas L. Wood, Cory L. Wood, Briana M. Tribett, Jonathan T. Wood, Tandi L. Tribett, Zachary T. Wood; and one great-grandson, Coby Rand. He will also be missed by his special furry friend, Oliver. He was preceded in death by Lucille, his loving wife of over 47 years. A funeral service will be held on Monday, February 29, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness with Jeff Wood and Rick Davis officiating. Internment to follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell with Hernando VFW Post #4252 Honor Guard rendering military honors. The family will receive friends in visitation at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital in Tandy's memory. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Roy E Wright, 84, Inverness, FL
Roy E. Wright, 84 of Inverness, died Thursday, April 14, 2016 at his home. Roy came here in 1981 from his native Charleston, West Virginia where he was born on April 17, 1931 to the late James E. and Edith (Adkins) Wright. Roy worked in the school system's maintenance department. He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting and spending time with his family. Left to cherish his memory are his sons, Dale A. Wright and Robbie (Erica) Wright, both of Inverness; his daughter, Teresa "Terri" Wright of Inverness; 2 brothers, Robert and Paul ; sisters, Delores Mamoran and Phyllis Hall; 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Roy was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Violet, on Oct. 7, 1993, his brother, Malcolm and sisters, Louise Smith, Ruth McCormick, and Sue Ballard. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness from 10:00 AM until 12:00 Noon. Burial will follow at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness.


Esther B Wulff, 84, Inverness, FL
Esther B. Wulff, age 84, of Inverness, FL, died March 3, 2016 surrounded by her loving family and while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Esther was born on July 6, 1931, in Lyons, OH to the late Harley and Chloe (Mann) Gillespie. She relocated to Inverness, FL about one year ago from Lyons, OH. Esther was a Catholic by faith. In her spare time she enjoyed bowling, watching NASCAR, Word Search and watching Ohio State Football games. Those left to mourn Esther's passing and cherish her memory are her son, David Wulff of Lyons, OH; her daughter, Carol McQuillin of Inverness, FL; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 30 years, George. Esther was also preceded in death by one son, Eldon Wulff. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL, is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Donald L Wykoff, 87, Inverness, FL
Donald Lloyd Wykoff, 87, of Inverness, passed away peacefully under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Inverness, FL on March 15, 2016. He was born on February 15, 1929, in Erie, PA to the late Lloyd Francis and Katherine (Weber) Wykoff. Donald was a WWII Vetern, and served in the U.S. Navy. After he was honorably discharged, he went into the automotive industry as a salesman. He met Beverly Chatley, love of his life, and were married for 53 loving years. In 1986, they moved from Meadville, PA to Citrus County, FL. He enjoyed going Bowling, Scuba Diving, and Birdwatching. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Beverly Wykoff of Inverness, FL; 2 sons, Gary Lee Wykoff of Erie, PA, and William Wykoff of Houston, TX; 3 daughters: Dawn Blakeslee of Beverly Hills, FL, Kathy (Eddie) Fisher of Northeast, PA, and Julee Reale of Pikeville, KY; step-daughter, Kandis (Tollie) McClung of Clearwater, FL; 9 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness, is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Frank Yetner

Frank A Yetner, 72, Beverly Hills, FL
FRANK A. "Pinky the Clown" YETNER, 72 of Beverly Hills, died Friday, April 8, 2016 at his residence. Frank was born July 2, 1943 to the late Frank A. and Cecile M. (LaRocque) Yetner, in Providence, RI. He attended several schools in Rhode Island, joined the Air Force and graduated from the Air Force Police Academy. After his military service, Frank served in the Rhode Island State Park Police for 2 years, then became a Kent County Deputy Sheriff for 5 years. He joined the Sheriff's Committing Squad for 3 years, then was a State Marshall for 6 years. During that time, Frank went to college nights and weekends, graduating Suma Cum Laude from Roger Williams University with Bachelor Degrees in Business Administration, and Justice Administration. He then spent 14 years as a State Child Protector Investigator. Frank was active in many fraternal organizations: The Fraternal Order of Police, the York Right and Scottish Right, Chapter Council Commandry, Past Master of Overseas Masonic Lodge, Grand Tall Cedar of Massasoit Forest, Past President of the North East Shrine Clowns, and founder of the North East Clown Institute of Cape Cod in 1989; Life member of the Rhode Island Shriners. He was a shrine clown for 38 years known as "Pinky the Clown". "Pinky" won numerous first place awards nationally and internationally. He was a member of the Rhode Island Big Brothers Advisory Board, Past President and founder of the Downtown Democratic Club of Inverness, and served as President of the Citrus County Democratic Executive Committee for 2 years. He was a Citrus County Chamber Ambassador, Past President of Citrus Hills Civic Association, and Past President of the Cambridge Greens Property Owners Association. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 30 years, Georga Yetner; his son Michael Raymond (Cynthia) Yetner of Pawtucket, RI; step son, Edward (Karen) Maynard of Warwick, RI; step daughters, Linda (Kevin) McCormick of Cranston, RI and Catherine (Walter) McCully of Cortez, CO; brother, Robert Yetner of Seekonk, MA and sister, Frances Hansen of Beverly Hills, FL; 19 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life and Eucharistic Mass will be offered Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the Shepherd of the Hills Eposicpal Church in Lecanto with Fr.George Conger officiating. Frank's urn will be laid to rest at a later date in the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell FL. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to Hospice of Citrus & 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.


William O Youmans, 79, Floral City, FL
William "Bill" O. Youmans, age 79, of Floral City, FL, died on February 24, 2016. Bill was born on March 5, 1936 in Washington, D.C. to the late Ezra and Mabel (Hurdlebrink) Youmans. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force. In 1985, Bill moved to Citrus County from Silver Spring, MD. He and his late wife owned an operated an antique and depression glass business for a time. Bill was an avid pilot and had his pilot's license. He was a classic car enthusiast and a Harley Davidson owner and rider. Bill was technichally skilled and able to engineer solutions for repairs to anything that didn't have a spare part. He also loved to fish in his spare time. Those left to mourn his passing and cherish his memory are his son, William Curtis Youman of Floral City, FL; his daughter, Sylvia (Zack) Sayre of Floral City, FL; and three sisters, Margaret, Katherine and Monna. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 28 years, Myrtice "Candy" Youmans, on June 1, 2008. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


Dylan Zimmerman

Dylan J Zimmerman, 13, Inverness, FL
Dylan James Zimmerman, age 13, Inverness, died while under the care of Shands at UF, Gainesville. Dylan was born on December 30, 2002 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania to Shawn D. Zimmerman and Rhonda Crouse. He was an honor student in the 6th grade at Inverness Middle School. Dylan loved the outdoors and being outside. He also enjoyed swimming and playing video games. Those left to mourn his passing and cherish his precious memory are his mother, Rhonda Crouse; his father, Shawn Zimmerman; two sisters, Heather Nicole Crouse and Savannah Kay Zimmerman; his maternal grandmother, Pamela Crouse; paternal grandmother, Charlene Sweigart; paternal grandfather, Gerald Zimmerman; and step-grandfather, Dale Sweigart; Dylan is also survived by a new niece, Kailyn. He was preceded in death by his sister, Katelyn and his maternal grandfather, Richard Crouse. Dylan's life will be remembered at a Celebration of Life Service on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. from the Calvary Chapel in Inverness (next door to the Chas E Davis Funeral Home). The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service. In order to help others and to honor Dylan's memory, his organs were donated so that others may live. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family.


Katelyn Zimmerman

Katelyn J Zimmerman, 14, Inverness, FL
Katelyn Jean Zimmerman, age 14, Inverness died unexpectedly on Monday, March 7, 2016 as the result of an accident. Katelyn was born on July 17, 2001 in Ephrata, Pennsylvania to Shawn D. Zimmerman and Rhonda Crouse. She was an excellent student in the 8th grade at Inverness Middle School. Katelyn was a giving and generous person who loved to laugh, enjoyed fishing and loved the outdoors. Those left to mourn her passing and cherish her precious memory are her mother, Rhonda Crouse; her father, Shawn Zimmerman; her brother, Dylan James Zimmerman; two sisters, Heather Nicole Crouse and Savannah Kay Zimmerman; her maternal grandmother, Pamela Crouse; paternal grandmother, Charlene Sweigart; paternal grandfather, Gerald Zimmerman; and step-grandfather, Dale Sweigart. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Richard Crouse. Katelyn's life will be remembered at a Celebration of Life Service on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. from the Calvary Chapel in Inverness (next door to the Chas E Davis Funeral Home) with The Rev. Kevin Ballard officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service. In order to help others and to honor Katelyn's memory, her organs were donated so that others may live. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family.


 

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