Obituaries
For the Last 3 Months.

Gerald Albury

Gerald L Albury, 77, Inverness, FL
Gerald Louis "Jerry" Albury, 77, Inverness passed away June 27, 2017 in Shands of UF Hospital in Gainesville. Jerry was born in St Petersburg, Florida, one of 7 children to the late Arley and Alva Blanche (Connell) Albury and moved to Citrus County in 1976. He was employed in the roofing industry, having worked for C & S Roofing for 15 years and the Citrus County School Board roofing and maintenance departments prior to retirement. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, country music, watching Gator football, but most of all spending time at home with his family. He served our country in the U.S. Navy. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 51 years, Joyce Kathleen (Greer) Albury; 3 children, Erin Wade Albury and wife, Lindsey of Perry, FL; Jared Wayne Albury and fiancee, Nicole Coleman of Lake City, FL; Tracy Townsend and husband, Joe of Inverness; 3 grandchildren, Ty, Ryley, and Easton. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life Service on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Todd Langdon of the Redemption Christian Church officiating. Military Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery with V.F.W. Post 4337 officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Redemption Christian Church, PO Box 2241, Inverness, FL 34451


Charles Ballou

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


William Barfus

William G Barfus, 94, Homosassa, FL
William G. Barfus, Jr., 94, Homosassa, passed away at home on July 5, 2017. He was born in Miami, FL on February 6, 1923 to the late William G. and Cecilia (Reese) Barfus, Sr. and moved to our area in 1989 from there. He retired from the construction industry as a crane operator and served our country in the U.S. Army during WW II. He enjoyed his hunting, fishing, and spending time in the great outdoors. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 68 years, Frances (Burnett) Barfus. ; 4 sons: William G. Barfus, III and wife, April of Ft Lauderdale, FL, Mike Barfus of South Miami, FL, Norman Barfus, of Homosassa, Wayne Barfus and spouse, Bob of Spring Hill, FL; 2 daughters: Pamela Ellet, Ft Lauderdale, FL and Natasha Lopez, Homosassa, FL; Friends are invited to join the family on Thursday, July 13th from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness. Burial with Military Honors will follow at 12:30 PM at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Arthur Bizzoso

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


Joseph Bockskopf Jr

Joseph A Bockskopf Jr, 59, Inverness, FL
Joseph Albert Bockskopf, Jr., age 59 of Inverness, FL passed away Monday, July 17, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Joseph was born on January 10, 1958 in St. Louis, MO to Donna Rae (Wheeler) and Joseph Albert Bockskopf, Sr. He was a Commercial Pipe Fitter by trade and a member of the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union #562 of St. Louis, MO. Joseph made Citrus County, FL his home 13 years ago after relocating from St. Louis. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing and playing golf with his family. In addition to his parent's Donna and Joseph Bockskopf, Sr. those left to mourn Joseph's passing are his brothers: Daniel Wilkerson Bockskopf of St. Louis, MO, James Jay Bockskopf of Inverness, FL; sisters: Denise Marie Capcovic and her husband Steve of St. Louis, MO, Joyce Lynn Bridgmon and her husband Jim, also of St. Louis, MO. In lieu of flowers, Joseph's family requests memorial donations be made in his memory to the National Kidney Foundation, Finance Department 30 East 33rd St. New York, NY 10016. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Gail Boulrisse

Gail L Boulrisse, 80, Homosassa, FL
Gail L. Boulrisse, 80, of Homosassa, FL passed away on June 30, 2017 under the care of the Cypress Cove Care Center in Crystal River, FL. She was born on February 26, 1937 in St. Johnsbury, VT to the late Kenneth and Glee (Wells) Leach. Gail was a high school librarian, and arrived in this area in 1998, coming from Lee, ME. She was a protestant by faith, and enjoyed golfing, taking walks, fishing, and loved playing bingo. She was preceded in death by her brother, Harold Leach. Gail is survived by her loving husband Robert C. Boulrisse of Homosassa. She is also survived by sons, Clayton Boulrisse of Lee, ME, and Richard Boulrisse of Bourne, MA; daughter Leighanne Hawkins and her husband Mark of Lake Osewago, OR; and 7 grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Gail Boulrisse Memorial Fund, c/o Lee Academy, Lee, ME. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


James Bowers

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


Francis Boyle

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


John Brenn

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


Doris Brooks

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


Clement Bulman

Clement G Bulman, 83, Beverly Hills, FL
Clement G. Bulman, age 83, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, FL. Clement was born on April 17, 1934 in Waukon, IA to the late Gene A. and Laura M. (Johnson) Bulman. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army. Clement married Virginia Harvey on February 20, 1956 and with whom he shared 61 loving years of marriage. He and Virginia made Florida their home in 1989 after relocating from Missouri and made Citrus County their home 5 years ago after moving from Groveland, FL. A Christian by faith, he was a parishioner of the Rock Crusher Church of God in Crystal River, FL and also a member of the American Legion. In his spare time, Clement enjoyed fishing and hunting. In addition to his loving wife Virginia, those left to cherish Clement's memory are his sons: Lloyd G. Bulman (Cathy), Buckner, MO, Jason C. Bulman (Carmen), Clermont, FL, Richard E. Bulman (Sara), Kansas City, MO; daughters: Laura A. Shirley of Lecanto, FL, Cynthia L. Weeks (Ron), Groveland, FL; brothers: Thomas A. Bulman of Utah, James C. Bulman (Linda), Eureka Springs, AR; sisters: Doris M. Steward (Robert), Eldorado Springs, MO, Ann L. Spence, Kansas City, MO; Several grandchildren, great and great great grandchildren. Clement was preceded in death by 2 brothers: Richard W. and Ralph E. Bulman. Clement's family plan to have a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at Rock Crusher Road Church of God, Crystal River, FL at a later date that will be conducted by Pastor Michael Chambliss. Following that service his urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Mary Burhart

Mary A Burhart, 93, Dunnellon, FL
Mary Ann Burhart, age 93, of Dunnellon, FL and formerly of Milford, MA passed away Monday, July 17, 2017 at Legacy House of Ocala, FL. Mary was born on November 16, 1923 in Milford, MA to the late Antonio and Josephine (Legge) Diomedes. She was employed as an assembler for the Fenwal Corporation for a number of years then operated her own housekeeping business. Mary was a parishioner of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Milford, MA and was married to Arthur J. Burhart for 10 years. She relocated to Citrus County, FL in 2006 to be near her daughter and her family. In her spare time Mary enjoyed dancing, going to the beach and knitting but especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. Those left to mourn Mary's passing include her daughter, Donna Waterbury and her husband David of Dunnellon, FL; brother, Louis Diomedes of Stoughton, MA; sisters: Emma Quirk of Northbridge, MA, Ines Diomedes of Milford, MA, Eleanor Rotella of Stoughton, MA; grandchildren: Christopher, Peter, and Valerie Marcoux; great grandchildren: Darcy, Eric, Alexander, Drake, Emma, Violet. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters and 1 brother. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Milford, MA on Friday, August 4, at 10:00 A.M. Following the mass, Mary's urn will be laid to rest in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Cremation arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Joseph Burns

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


Sidney Caldwell

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


Ginni Coe

Ginni M Coe, 94, Greenwood, SC
Ginni McAlexander Coe, 94, formerly of Inverness, FL passed away July 12, 2017 at Hospice Care of The Piedmont in Greenwood, SC. Ginni was born in Chattanooga, TN on September 8, 1922 to the late Floyd and Gladys (Waltz) Campbell and moved to Inverness in 1979 from Madison, IN. She was a long time faithful member of the Inverness 7th Day Adventist Church. Her love was teaching music and playing the organ for different churches and funeral homes in the area. Left to cherish her memory is her son, William McAlexander of Greenwood, SC and 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by two husbands, William McAlexander in 1988 and Howard Coe in 1994, her daughter, Sue Zink Schneph, and a sister, Minnie Lou Swisher. A Celebration of Life is planned for Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 10:00 AM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Hills of Rest Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the time of service.


Arline Connolly

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


Elizabeth Copas

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


Catherine Criscitiello Rose

Catherine F Criscitiello Rose, 85, Inverness, FL
Catherine Criscitiello Rose, age 85, of Inverness, FL, passed away at her residence on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Catherine was born on January 20, 1932 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to the late Walter and Mary (Dente) Martorello. She made Citrus County, FL her home in 1966 after relocating from Deer Park, N.Y. Catherine was married to Tony Criscitiello for 46 years until his passing on January 1, 1996. She then married Harry Rose on March 30, 2002 with whom she shared 15 years of marriage. A Catholic by faith, Catherine taught the Catholic Christian Doctrine to youngsters while residing in New York and went on to become a very active parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. She was a former Citrus Memorial Hospital volunteer, a lifetime member of Inverness VFW Post #4337 and an associate member of the Inverness Elks Lodge #2522. Catherine was a beautician and hairdresser throughout her life and was known for being a very fashionable and stylish woman. She enjoyed singing Karaoke at both the VFW and Elks Lodge and loved spending time with her family, whom she adored. Catherine also loved to clean house and was known to have floors that were clean enough for you to eat off. She also had an extensive knowledge of Citrus County that she was very willing to share with anyone who was interested. In addition to her loving husband Harry, those left to mourn Catherine's passing are her daughters: Betty Guin and her husband Wayne of Brooksville, FL, Diane Leohner and her husband Wayne of Satellite Beach, FL; 11 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is planned for Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 3:00 PM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Deacon Steve Kurylowicz of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made in Catherine's memory to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


David Cummings

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


Anthony D'Adamo

Anthony D'Adamo, 86, Beverly Hills, FL
Anthony D'Adamo, 86, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away July 11, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on November 3, 1930 to the late Erasmo and Maria (Campanale) D'Adamo. Anthony was a carpenter for the New York City Transit Authority, and arrived in this area in 1996, coming from Brooklyn. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills. Anthony enjoyed golfing, loved to watch the History Channel and Modern Marvels, liked practicing shooting at the firing range, and loved spending time with his family. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 59 years, Clarisse D'Adamo. Anthony is also survived by his children, John Anthony D'Adamo and his wife Debra of Brooklyn, Robert D'Adamo and his wife Robin of Oceanside, NY, Anthony Edward D'Adamo of Staten Island, NY, and Noelle Punzone and her husband Paul of Brooklyn; 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Anthony was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Joseph and John D'Adamo, and his sister Filomena D'Adamo. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered for Anthony on Monday, July 17, 10:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Anthony's urn will be laid to rest in New York at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL, is assisting the family with arrangements. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Patricia Dampman

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


Stephanie David

Stephanie M David, 47, Lecanto, FL
Stephanie Mae David, age 47, of Lecanto, FL passed away at her residence on Thursday, July 13, 2017. Stephanie was born on April 19, 1970 in Pontiac, MI to the late Clifford Claire and Cora Irene (Garbutt) Guyett. She made Citrus County her home after relocating with her family when she was a teenager and worked as a Registered Nurse in the healthcare industry. On March 11, 2016 she marred James David with whom she shared 14 months of loving marriage. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoyed gardening, arts and crafts and taking old used items and revitalizing them to make them new, beautiful and useful once again. In addition to her husband James, Stephanie's memory will be cherished by her son, Cody Guyett of Citrus Springs, FL; daughter, Sakin Aarestad of Crystal River, FL; brother, Cliff Guyett of Leesburg, FL; and her best friend, Dana Pineau of Crystal River, FL. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Donald Diamond

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


Brad Dorsen

Brad R Dorsen, 65, Beverly Hills, FL
Brad Rodrick Dorsen, 65, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away July 19, 2017 at his residence in Beverly Hills. He was born in Atlanta, GA on April 13, 1952, and arrived in this area in 2011, coming from Lilburn, GA. Brad was a Chief Executive Officer for a print distribution company, and enjoyed fishing, golfing, playing tennis, and going to the casino. He was preceded in death by his mother, Olive Sue Dorsen. Brad is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Susan Dorsen. Other survivors include his children, Cliff Dorsen and his wife Erika of Lilburn, GA, and Jamie Skidmore and her husband Keith of Miami, FL; his father Harold Dorsen; and sister Angela Neel. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Lillian Eno

Lillian I Eno, 80, Inverness, FL
Lillian I. Eno, age 80, of Inverness, FL passed away on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Lillian was born on April 27, 1937 in Lansing, MI. She was one of six children (Richard, Will, Joyce, Karen and Hilda) born to Willis and Hilda L. (Fairchild) Gillette. She was married to John Doyle Eno until his passing on May 30, 1994. A Baptist by faith, she and John made Citrus County, FL their home in 1968 after relocating from Lansing, MI. They owned and operated several businesses in Citrus County over the years including Eno's Locksmith and Eno's Mexican Imports. Lillian owned and operated Marketing Intelligence Service for a number of years and also worked as an independent researcher for various research and marketing companies. She will be remembered as a kind and generous woman with good advice to offer those in need of direction. Lillian was always there to offer a helping hand to anyone in need. Those left to mourn her passing are her sons: Jon, Lawrence, Daniel, Joseph and James Eno; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Edison Enterkin

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


Ina Fatherly

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


Joseph Ferguson

Joseph T Ferguson, 53, Inverness, FL
Joseph Thomas Ferguson, 53 of Inverness, passed away at his home on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Joe was born in Hoboken, New Jersey on September 15, 1963, to the late Joseph Thomas and Frieda (Eichler) Ferguson. He came here in 1974 from Hackensack, New Jersey. Joe was a block mason in the construction industry. Joe enjoyed spending time with his family, including his wife of 26 years, Cheryl Ferguson, his daughters: Serenity Stewart of Inverness and Jennifer Stewart of Beverly Hills; his sons: Jonathan Stewart of Boston, MA and Michael Stewart of Texas; his brothers: Edward Ferguson of Inverness, Donald Ferguson of Pine Ridge and Stephen Ferguson of Melbourne; his sister, Lorraine Cherryhomes of Dunnellon, in addition his 4 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City, with Rev. Doug Alexander, officiating. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness, on Thursday from 9:00 AM until 10:45 AM, when the procession will leave for the cemetery.


Mary Futch

Mary J Futch, 82, Hernando, Fl
Mary Jane Futch, 82 of Hernando, passed away July 19, 2017 at home under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Mary was born on March 19, 1935 in Columbus, Georgia to the late Thomas J. and Cecil (Williams) Dean. She came to this area in 1973 from Fort Bragg, North Carolina following her husband's retirement from the Army. Mary was a retired office manager for social services. She enjoyed travel and volunteering, especially helping to build churches. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 62 years, Maj. Martin L. Futch (U.S. Army, Ret); her twin sons, Bruce and wife Joye Futch of Williamsburg, VA, Brian and wife Betty Futch of Lakeland, FL, and her daughter, Shawn and husband Steve Simmons of Hernando: 6 grandchildren, Holly, Melissa, Alicia, Jared Lee, Sherree and Shane; 5 great grandchildren: Drostan, Emma Lee, Luke, Alex and Allison. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness on Sunday, July 23, 2017 from 2 PM until 4 PM. Private burial will take place on Monday, July 24, 2017 at the Florida National Cemetery.


Theodore Gardiner

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


Roy Gennaro

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


Henry Glowacki

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


Patricia Gongloff

Patricia G Gongloff, 70, Beverly Hills, FL
Patricia Gwen Gongloff, age 70, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away on July 19, 2017 at Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL. Patricia was born in Upper Darby, PA on July 26, 1946 to the late William Haines and Mary June (Adkins) Carnall. Patricia was a hospital administrator for Johns Hopkins Hospital, and a contract negotiator for CMS in Baltimore, MD. She received a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh, and her MBA from Johns Hopkins University. On August 9, 1969, she married Charles "Chuck" Gongloff with whom she shared 47 loving years of marriage. Both Patricia and Chuck loved cars and were members of the Citrus County Corvette Club, the National Corvette Restorers Society, the Citrus County Cruisers and the Citrus Vette and Camaro Club. Patricia was also a member of the Red Hat Society, the Loyal Order of Moose in Crystal River, and the Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club. Patricia enjoyed reading, cooking, traveling, and painting. She was a volunteer for the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and enjoyed playing cards with her neighborhood friends, gardening and growing flowers and herbs. She loved kayaking all over Florida, and was a dedicated Baltimore Ravens and Orioles fan. In addition to her husband Chuck, those left to mourn her passing are her daughter, Michelle "Mitzi" Gongloff of Beverly Hills, FL; brother, William Carnall and his wife Joyce of Mt. Pleasant Mills, PA; sister, Debra Capriotti and her husband Brian of Baltimore, MD; grandchildren: Madelyn and Jacob Snodgrass; niece, Amy Stewart of Wilmington, DE; and nephew, Richard Tinley of Philadelphia, PA. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to: Friends of Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park, 4150 So. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa, FL 34446. Please indicate Gongloff Memorial on your check.


Robert  Greathouse

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


Sharon Gurnsey

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


Frances Guy

Frances M Guy, 83, New Port Richey formerly of Floral City, FL
Frances M. Guy, 83 of New Port Richey, formerly of Floral City, FL, passed away on June 30, 2017 at Gulfside Hospice at Heather Hill in New Port Richey. Frances was born to the late Pete and Alma (Corbett) Barnard on October 5, 1933, in Ware County, Georgia. She came to Citrus County in 1989 from Tampa, where she worked as a toll booth cashier at Tampa International Airport, for many years. Frances was Baptist by faith. She loved country music, Elvis Presley, dancing and spending time with her family and enjoyed traveling and taking cruises. Left to cherish her memory are her children: Jerry L. Guy of Live Oak, FL and Laverne Howie and her husband Tom of Land O Lakes, FL; her sister, Jesse Williams and her husband Nash of Gainesville, GA; 7 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and her extended family. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years, Noah on Nov. 3, 2003. Funeral services for Frances will be conducted on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 3:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, with Rev. Greg Kell, officiating. Burial will follow at the Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City. The family will be receiving friends in visitation one hour prior to the service. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Katherine Hamilton

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


Ann Hanlin

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


Marylou Hellesto

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


Dorothy Holbrook

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


David Hunsberger

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


Sena Jones

Sena L Jones, 52, Inverness, FL
Sena L. Jones, 52, of Inverness, FL passed away July 8, 2017 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. She was born in Abilene, TX on March 9, 1965 to the late Charles Donald and Barbara Joann (Vass) Jones. Sena was a Title Investigator, and arrived in this area in 1979, coming from Santa Barbara, CA. She loved participating in local karaoke, fishing, going to estate auctions, singing at her mothers church, The Church of God in Inverness, and loved spending time with her family on the family boat. She was a graduate of Citrus High School. Left to mourn her loss is her loving husband of 20 years, Ronald Brooks of Inverness, her children Isaac Smith of Lady Lake, FL, and Emerald Smith of Inverness; sister Colleen Lewis of Colorado Springs, CO; and 3 grandchildren, Blake, Brandon, and Audriana. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Robert Kegel

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


Jacob Kleiwerda

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


Edward Lecorchick

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


Raymond Lefebvre

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


Alfred LeHeup

Alfred F LeHeup, 96, Inverness, FL
Alfred Fillman LeHeup, Jr., 96, of Inverness, FL passed away July 12, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born in Atlanta, GA on December 19, 1920 to the late Alfred F. and Ida (Glover) LeHeup, Sr. Alfred was the Regional Vice President for Gulf Life Insurance Company for 35 years, and arrived in this area in 1983, coming from St. Petersburg, FL. He attended Ft. Cooper Baptist Church in Inverness, and was a 72 year member of the Wildwood Masonic Lodge # 92, F&AM. He was also a 32 degree Mason, and Past President of both the Lions and Rotary Clubs. Alfred was a football coach and teacher at Wildwood High School, as well as a Scoutmaster. He loved golfing and watching the Florida Gators. Mourning his passing is his loving wife of 42 years, Betty LeHeup. He is also survived by his children, Sidney M. LeHeup of Knoxville, TN, Casey Dean Love of Interlochen, MI, and Julieanne Wilson and her husband Brian, also of Interlochen; sister Daisey M. Galister of Zephryhills, FL; 3 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Alfred was preceded in death by a son, Alfred F. LeHeup III, and a brother, William A. LeHeup. A Masonic Service for Alfred will be conducted on Wednesday, 3:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home 30 minutes prior to service. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


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


Jean Mahn

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


Scott Marshal

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


Lorraine McKenzie

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


Hans Menzel

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


Vincent Milioti

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


Jean Mills

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


Charles Noonan

Charles V Noonan, 83, Ocala, FL
Charles V. Noonan, 83, of Ocala, FL passed away July 17, 2017 at Timber Ridge in Ocala, FL. Charles was born in Worcester, MA to the late Simon A. and Eva (Mann) Noonan and moved to Florida in 1968. He served our country in the U.S. Army and retired as a commercial truck driver prior to being a self-employed locksmith. He enjoyed building wood replica model ships in his leisure, and working at remodeling projects around the house. He also was a ham radio operator. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 48 years, Barbara; his son Charles, Jr. and wife Kathleen of Oxford, MA, son Brian of Saco, ME, daughter Christine of Thompson, CT, daughter Linda Sliger of Bradenton, FL, son Don Smith and wife Rosita of Zurich, Switzerland, daughter, Donna Anderson and husband, George, Sr. of Ocala, FL, daughter Wendi Boyda of Worcester, MA, son Jack Boyda and wife Sharon of Oxford, MA, daughter Robin Poulin of Bolton, MA, daughter Cindy Swett of Sturbridge, MA; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Private cremation care under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Alma Parks

Alma L Parks, 63, Lecanto, FL
Alma L. Parks, age 63, of Lecanto, FL passed away at her residence on July 16, 2017 while surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Alma was born on January 19, 1954 in Brimfield, OH to the late Elias and Claudia (Rankin) Streets. She made Citrus County her home in 1976 after relocating from Ohio and worked as a fabricator for Metal Industries, Inc. for over 35 years. On October 20, 1985 she married Kenneth Parks with whom she shared 31 years of marriage. Alma was very active in her children's activities growing up and was always willing to help out with the FFA, JROTC and Girl Scouts. She was also an active "dance mom" who would help out backstage, sell tickets to recitals and drive girls to their lessons. In her spare time, Alma enjoyed traveling with her husband and crocheting. She will be remembered as a wonderful and loving wife, mother and grandmother. In addition to her husband Kenneth, those left to mourn Alma's passing are her son, Ken Parks and his wife Theresa of Lecanto, FL; daughter, Sarah Burns and her husband Jason of Crystal River, FL; sister, Dottie Floyd and her husband Jim of Tallmadge, OH; brother, Tommy Streets of Ft. Myers, FL; and grandchildren: Bellona, Catherine, Joshua, River, Sasha, Cole, Scarlett. In lieu of flowers, Alma's family requests memorial donations be made in her memory to either Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park, 4150 S. Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa, FL 34446 or Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Susan Pasquale

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


Josephine Perez

Josephine Perez, 85, Inverness, FL
Josephine Perez, age 85, of Inverness, passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017 while under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Josephine was born on April 9, 1932 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico to the late Jose and America (LaTorre) Rivera. On June 21, 1952 she married James "Jim" Perez, the love of her life and with whom she shared 65 years of marriage. In 1987, Josephine and Jim made Citrus County their home after relocating from Southington, CT. A Catholic by faith, she was a wonderful homemaker who loved caring for her husband and her children. In her spare time she enjoyed crafts, gardening, working outside and spending time at her goldfish pond. Josephine was a talented artist and created many beautiful oil paintings over the years. In addition to her loving husband Jim, Josephine will be mourned by her son, Jim Perez, Jr. and his wife Terry of Inverness, FL; daughters: Diane Kaufman and her husband Wayne of Westbury, N.Y., Debora Davis and her husband James of Archer, FL; grandchildren: Tanya, Jason, Cory, Nicholas, Rebecca, Seth Michael and Stefanie; and great grandchildren: Lexus and Connor. Josephine will also be missed by her beloved poodle, Gigi. A funeral service of remembrance for Josephine will take place on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home and will be officiated by her son, Jim Perez, Jr. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, Josephine's family requests that donations be made in her memory to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Winifred Pickell

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


Amy Pierro

Amy L Pierro, 79, Inverness, FL
Amy L. Pierro, 79 of Inverness, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, New York on June 24, 1938, to the late John and Amy Lutus, she came here in 1976 from Bronx, New York. Amy was a bank secretary and a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parrish. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Joy Sanders of Inverness, Step daughters: Angelina (Frank) Esposito, Frances (Alan) Seltzer, Loretta (Anthony) Portaro, Theresa (Anthony) DelGuidice. She also leaves 6 grandchildren and several great grandchildren, and was preceded in death by her husband "Ben" Pierro on March 11, 2005 and her step son Joseph. Funeral services for Amy, will be conducted on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, with Fr. Tim Cummings, officiating. Burial will follow at the Fountains Memorial Park Cemetery in Homosassa. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Captain Fred Pruter

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


Shirley Pyle

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


Lisa Raby

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


Arthur Ray

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


Joseph Rexford

Joseph C Rexford, 78, Inverness, FL
Joseph Charles Rexford, 78, Inverness passed away July 1, 2017 at his residence under the care of his family and Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast. Joe was born in Melrose MA to the late Joseph E. and Rose (Placido), he grew up in Tewksbury and Wilmington, MA. He served in the National Guard for six years. He started working at Polaroid Corporation in 1959 in the Quality Control department until his retirement in 1988.  After retirement, Joe began installing acoustical wall units in the Middle East, Celebration Orlando, and Atlantic City. He then moved to Beverly Hills, FL in 1993, where he opened his own Acoustical Wall business. He and his wife, Suzanne, ultimately settled in Inverness FL where they lived for the past 12 years.   He was an avid golf player and enjoyed fishing with his close friend Joel Hughes.  He was an active member of the Royal Oaks community for many years.   He leaves his loving wife Suzanne (Ferraro) of nearly 40 years, four children, Kristine Kokas of Nashua, NH; Karen and husband Chris Fuller of Ashburnham, MA; Kellie and husband Joseph Sawn of Citrus County, FL; Kevin and wife Laura of Woodstock GA; and his brother James and wife Mary of Billerica MA.  He is also survived by six grandchildren, Katie Kokas; James, Dylan and Olivia Fuller; and Olivia and Julia Rexford; as well as several nieces, nephews, and close friends. A Memorial Service is scheduled for Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 3:00 PM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Fr. Claudius Mganga of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church officiating.


Patricio Rivera

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


Robert Rivers

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


Susan Robertson

Susan J Robertson, 96, Inverness, FL
Susan Josephine Robertson, age 96, of Inverness, passed away July 1, 2017 at Citrus Health and Rehab of Inverness. Susan was born on August 15, 1920 in New York, New York to the late Pietro and Nicolette (Macaluso) Montanti. On October 5, 1959 she married Earl James Robertson with whom she shared 17 years of marriage until his passing on August 9, 1977. Susan was employed as a Cashier and Bookkeeper for the Merrill-Lynch Brokerage in New York. She made Citrus County, Florida her home in 1984 after relocating from Long Island, N.Y. A Catholic by faith, she was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness. In her spare time, Susan enjoyed reading, playing cards, sewing and crocheting. Those left to mourn Susan's passing include her sister in law, Grace Montanti of Inverness, FL; nieces: Nicolette Hyde of Ocala, FL, Nicolette Robertson of Spring Hill, FL; nephews: Peter Montanti of Staten Island, N.Y. and Peter Montanti of Jonesborough, TN. Susan's urn will be laid to rest alongside her husband Earl at the Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale, N.Y. at a later date. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Joanne Robinson

Joanne R Robinson, 76, Inverness, FL
Joanne Ruth Robinson, 76, of Inverness, FL, went home to be with the Lord on June 25, 2017. Born April 1, 1941, to Dudley and Ruth MacArthur in Michigan. Joanne held many jobs over her lifetime, but always believed her most important job was being a mother and grandmother. She enjoyed sewing, making jewelry, and singing at her church, New Testament Baptist Church. She also taught Sunday School, cooked at youth camp, organized ladies meetings, decorated church for each holiday and season, visited church family in the hospital and nursing homes, and donated to the Christmas angel program. Joanne was preceded in death by her mother, Ruth MacArthur, her father, Dudley MacArthur, and grandson Alexander Herrick. She leaves behind 4 children, Jeanette Koons, Bill Herrick, David Herrick and Dawn Pierce and 9 grandchildren, Andrew Herrick, Jessie Pierce, Kyle Herrick, Chapin Herrick, Joseph Pierce, Kolbie Herrick, Autumn Pierce, Keilah Herrick and Chase Herrick.  A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 3:00 PM at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with pastor David Clevenger officiating. Burial will follow in Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Please wear a color that reminds you of Joanne (no black please). The family is asking that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the JR Robinson fund c/o New Testament Baptist Church, to help single parents.


Nina Romano

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


Mildred Roseberry

Mildred V Roseberry, 85, Hernando, FL
Mildred Villeret Smith Roseberry, age 85, of Hernando, FL passed away June 30, 2017 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Mildred was born on October 24, 1931 in Jacksonville, FL to the late William Neal and Villeret Russell Smith. She graduated from Florida State University in 1953 with a degree in Accounting. In 1978 she married Miney Roseberry with whom she shared 39 years of marriage. Prior to moving to Citrus Hills in 1994, Mildred lived in Alexandria, VA and owned and operated the Lady M Mastectomy Boutique. She was an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and received a citizenship award from the Sons of the American Revolution. Mildred was also a member of the Red Hat Society, the Citrus Hills Country Club, and a past President of the Citrus Hills Women's Club. Mildred was a volunteer for the American Cancer Society where she served Citrus County as Coordinator for their Look Good...Feel Better program and was a Reach to Recovery Trainer. She, along with her husband Miney, wrote a monthly "Spotlight on Dining" restaurant review for the Village Crier newspaper for 10 years. In her spare time, Mildred enjoyed taking cruises and traveling with her husband. She also loved making scrapbooks and watching movies in her home theater. In addition to her husband Miney, those left to mourn Mildred's passing include son, Robert McKenzie, Jr. of Tampa, FL; daughters: Paula Patrick of Clifton, VA, Kathryn Fritz of Charlotte, NC; step daughters: Becky Gibson of Caledonia, MI, Susan Murphy of Fredericksburg, VA and Lisa Eylar, Fruitland, ID; brother, Russell Camp of Honeoye Falls, NY; six grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. Mildred was preceded in death by her brother, Penn Camp of Witheville, VA. A celebration of Mildred's life is planned for Friday, July 7, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Father Eugene Reuman of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church officiating. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of the service. Interment will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. In lieu of flowers, Mildred's family requests that donations be made in her memory to the Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Mary Rosolowski

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


Joseph Roth

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


George Schmitt

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


Susan Schultz

Susan W Schultz, 70, Floral City, FL
Susan Wing Schultz, 70. Floral City passed away July 15, 2017 under the care of her family and Hernando-Pasco Hospice. Mrs Schultz was born in Bronxville, NY on August 29, 1946 to the late John Edwin and Marjorie (Mitchell) Wing and moved here 17 years ago from Sarasota, FL. She resided in Rockford, IL prior to moving to Florida. She was the former manager of Sunshine Lodge in Floral City and a member of St Margaret's Episcopal Church in Inverness. Susan enjoyed playing bridge, cribbage, and watching football on television. She greeted everyone with a smile and enjoyed being a member of the Golden Girls at Inverness Golf & Country Club on Friday evening. Her family said of her that she was a kind, generous, and loving wife, mother, "Nana", and friend. Left to cherish her memory are 2 children, Lee Mitchell Schultz and wife Maureen, of Floral City, and Sally Schultz Werder of Sarasota; 2 brothers, Philip Wing of Belvidere, IL and John Wing of Rockford, IL; 3 grandchildren, Riley, Lily, and Kaley. She was predeceased by her husband Charles Schultz in 2011. A Requiem Eucharist Service will be offered on Saturday, July 22nd at 11:00 AM from St Margaret's Episcopal Church with Fr. Eugene Reuman officiating. Private burial will follow later in Florida National Cemetery. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to: HPH Hospice, 12107 Majestic Blvd., Bayonet Point, FL 34667


Marcella Scott

Marcella F Scott, 68, Hernando, FL
Marcella Faye Scott, 68,Hernando, FL passed away July 12, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast. Marcella was born in Webster, SD on February 19, 1949 to the late Ernest and Darlys (Boulais) Grewe and moved to this area in 1996. She retired from the U.S. Government with 26 years of service as a Budget Analyst in Satellite Communications. She was a member of the Hernando Church of the Nazarene in Hernando, Florida. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 41 years, Donald A. Scott, Hernando, FL; her son, Troy Scott and his wife Beth, Tallahassee, FL; 1 brother, Allen Grewe, Clark, SD; her twin sister, Rose Hallows, Lockport, NY; 2 grandchildren, Bryce and Wyatt Scott. She was predeceased by her sister, Carol Ann Jennings in 1996. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 10:00 AM from the Hernando Church of The Nazarene with Pastor Randy Hodges officiating. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery at 12:30PM. The family will receive friends at the church from 9:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory in charge of arrangements.


Juanita Seale

Juanita M Seale, 95, Inverness, FL
Juanita Seale, 95,of Inverness passed away June 21, 2017 at New Horizon Assisted Living under the care of their staff and Hospice of Citrus and The Nature Coast. Mrs Seale was born in Jellico, TN on April 3, 1922 to the late George and Dora (Litton) Hackler and moved to this area from Richmond, KY in 2008. She was a retired Nurse and member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Richard Creech of Beverly Hills, FL; 2 grandchildren, Lisa Creech and Karyn Alten; 4 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Grover Seale in 2005. There will be a Celebration of Life Service on Saturday August 5, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the Cornerstone Baptist Church with Rev. Greg Kell, officiating. The family will be receiving friends in visitation one hour prior to the service. Cremation care under the direction of Chas. E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Charlotte Sharp

Charlotte L Sharp, 67, Homosassa, FL
Charlotte L. Sharp, age 67, of Homosassa, FL went to be with her Lord and Savior in the early morning hours of Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Evergreen Woods Health and Rehab in Spring Hill, FL. Charlotte was born on July 27, 1949 in Baltimore, MD to the late William and Charlotte Ann (Pindell) Brown. She was employed as a Human Resources Representative for Toyota Automotive throughout her life. On February 27, 2003 she married Richard L. Sharp, Sr. with whom she shared 14 loving years of marriage. Charlotte and Richard made Citrus County their home in 2009 after relocating from Baltimore, MD and became active parishioners at Freedom For Life Family Church in Homosassa, FL. She was a teacher for the CEF - Child Evangelism Fellowship program and had just finished CEF instructor training so she could share the tools of how to teach that program with others. Charlotte was a Chairperson for the Citrus and Hernando CEF Chapter, and also a devoted volunteer to the Blessings in a Backpack program. In her spare time she enjoyed fishing, playing golf, cooking and entertaining others. Charlotte will be remembered as an energetic and kind person that had a tremendous love for the Lord Jesus Christ. In addition to her husband Richard, those left to mourn Charlotte's passing are her daughter, Vicki L. Huff of Glen Burnie, MD; stepdaughter, Debbie Sharp of Colorado; stepson, Rick Sharp, Jr. and his wife Roxanne of West Virginia; 2 brothers: Bruce Brown and his wife Nancy of Notthingham, MD, Dennis Brown and family of Arizona; grandchildren: Tyler, Andru, Matthew, Ella, Patrick, Wayne, Victoria, Danielle; and great grandchildren: Benjamin, Rayleigh, Raymond, Bella; Nieces: Anna Pittinger, Kimberly Brown; nephew, Scott Pindell. A Celebration of Life Service for Charlotte has been planned for Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 4:30 PM from the Freedom For Life Family Church, Homosassa, FL with Pastor Douglas DeRespiris officiating. Charlotte's family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 3:30 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, her family requests donations be made in Charlotte's memory to the Freedom For Life Family Church, 6430 S Lewdingar Dr., Homosassa, FL 34446. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Elburta Shelton

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


Savannah Simons

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


Donald Slate

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


Dale Smith

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


Rory Smith

Rory L Smith, 70, Inverness, FL
Rita Lorraine "Rory" Smith, 70, Inverness passed away June 27, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus and The Nature Coast in Lecanto, surrounded by love. Rory was born on June 26, 1947, in Staten Island, NY to the late Francis V. and Lorraine (Beagan) Nelson, the eldest of six siblings. On August 13, 1966 she married her lifelong best friend and perfect partner, John G. Smith, Jr. In 1974 they moved their ever growing family to the area and made Inverness their home. She was a proud homemaker but her most important titles were wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She enjoyed cooking, shopping, traveling and doing for others. She never met a stranger and was known to have a knack for feeding the masses. Her greatest pleasure in life came from time spent with family and the precious sound of laughter filling her happy home. Left to cherish her memory and carry on her spirit of generosity are her 6 children: John G. (Kimberly) Smith, Sean T. (Tina) Smith, both of Inverness; Brendan F. Smith of Lakeland, FL, Stacey (Joe) Badger, Shannon Webb, and Meghan Smith, all of Inverness; 2 brothers, Sean (Beth) Nelson, Montgomery, NY and Eric (Susan) Nelson, Inverness; 3 sisters: Leslie (George) Covino and Deborah Nelson, both of Inverness and Kim Ronaldson, Montgomery, NY; 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Smith on Nov 23, 2003 and her son, Joseph Smith on Aug 5, 1979 A small family Catholic Prayer Service is scheduled for Friday, July 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Chas. E Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family will then convey her urn to Florida National Cemetery to be entombed with her late husband. The public is invited to a "Celebration of Life" gathering at the Badgers home, 3675 Placid Ave., Inverness Friday beginning at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast.


Betty Stafford

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


William Strait

William L Strait, 77, Inverness, FL
William L. Strait, 77 of Inverness, passed away at home on Saturday, June 24, 2017 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Born on December 18, 1939 to the late Loren G. and Mildred E. (Wood) Strait, he came to Citrus County in 1977 from Tampa, FL . Mr. Strait was a retired retail store general manager, a US Army Veteran and Baptist by faith. He enjoyed many outdoor activities, including hunting, camping and golfing. He loved spending time with his family and friends and watching TV. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 46 years, Anna Strait; his children: William L. Strait, Jr of Tallahassee, FL, Noah (Cynthia) Strait of Inverness and DeAnna Holland of Inverness; his 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister Sally Goodell. Funeral services for Mr. Strait will be conducted on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness, with Pastor Keith Dendy of the First Baptist Church of Hernando, officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 10:00 AM until service time. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


John Sullivan

John M Sullivan, 81, Beverly Hills, FL
John M. Sullivan, age 81, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away Monday, July 3, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, FL. John was born on July 18, 1935 in Queens, N.Y. to the late Walter and Grace (Sloman) Sullivan. He came to Citrus County 30 years ago from there. John was an iron worker in the construction industry and was a member of the Inverness First Church of God. He was a Marine Corps veteran serving during the Korean War. John was a former professional boxer and a minor league baseball player and was a member of the Knights of Columbus in New York. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 22 years, Kathleen (Raney) Sullivan; his sons, John (Lynn) Sullivan of Rockville Centre, NY and Patrick (Mary) Sullivan of Bethpage, NY; his daughters, Donna (John) McAuley of Esopus, NY and Barbara (Jim) Young of Hutchinson Island, FL; step-daughters, Elizabeth (Kevin) Braun of Garden City Park, NY and Kathleen Hannon of Elmont, NY; his grandchildren: Erin, John, Frank, Michael, John, Jennifer, Jimmy, Gwen, Garrett and Grant; great grandchildren, Sam and Ben. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Norma Rita (Cervero) Sullivan on Dec. 11, 2008 and 2 brothers: Joseph and Walter. John's family plan to hold a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at Inverness First Church of God July 8, 2017 at 11:00 AM. Private cremation services are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Eugene Suydam

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


Grace Swartz

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


Irene Thibault

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


FN Thomas

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


Frederick Thompson

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


Glenn Tocha

Glenn P Tocha, 52, Beverly Hills, FL
Glenn Paul Tocha, age 52, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, FL. Glenn was born on November 7, 1964 in Buffalo, N.Y. to the late John B. and Helen (Rozmus) Tocha. He was employed as a Programmer for IBM at the time of his passing. A Catholic by faith, Glenn made Citrus County, FL his home several years ago after relocating from Buffalo, N.Y. He was known for his great love of animals, especially dogs and his husky, Precious. Glenn was environmentally conscience and loved the outdoors and going camping. He was also known to enjoy a good game of golf from time to time. Those left to mourn Glenn's passing are brothers: Gary Tocha and his wife Joy of Lockport, N.Y., Ken Tocha and his wife Jean of Cheektowaga, N.Y., and Roy Tocha of Hamburg, N.Y. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


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


Joseph Velez, Jr.

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


Cynthia Waldraff

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


Frances Walker

Frances Walker, 101, Inverness, FL
Frances Walker, age 101, Inverness passed away June 24, 2017 at home under the loving care of her family and Hernando Pasco Hospice. Mrs Walker was born in Ashe County, NC on August 27, 1915, the second of eleven children, to the late William Oscar and Effie (Roark) Sapp. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist Faith. She especially enjoyed doing needlework, quilting, and spending time with her family. Left to cherish her memory are her three children, Joyce Porter, Inverness, FL, William Walker and Benjamin Walker and his wife, Vicki, residing in Archer, FL and; 1 brother and 1 sister, Harold Sapp of Oxford, PA and Doris Jackson and her husband Don, Orlando, FL; 7 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Benjamin Walker in February, 1995 and 7 brothers and sisters and 1 sister. Funeral services and burial will be conducted Friday, June 30, 2017 at the Ashelawn Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens in Crumpler, NC. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL, assisted the family with local arrangements.


Ralph Wellman

Ralph A Wellman, 51, Hernando, FL
Ralph Allen Wellman II, 51 of Hernando, FL, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, July 9th, 2017 at his home.  Ralph Allen was born on July 1st, 1966 to James and Hedy Patricia Wellman.  He is the third of eight children.  Ralph Allen is preceded in physical death by his brother Ralph Allen Wellman I; his mother Hedy; and both sets of grandparents, in addition to step mother Sally Wellman, her children, Cathy Heath, Greg and Timothy Grove and Brenda Heaven.  He is survived by his three children:  Codi Lynn, Anthony Allen and Zachary Ryan; his father, James and his siblings, Jeffery Scott, James Patrick, Donna Ann, Carolyn Patricia, Kelly Jo and Jessie Lee. His step sisters: Lori and Marcia and step brothers Denny and John. Ralph Allen was blessed to have a very large extended family which is made up of grandson, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and chosen loved ones that became de facto family members. He moved to Citrus County in the late 70s and attended Lecanto High School. While he was a larger than life personality he was also shy in some ways. During this adolescence, Ralph Allen really focused on music and ridding motor bikes with his siblings and friends. As he transitioned into adulthood, he celebrated his marriages and the birth of his three beautiful children in 1989, 1998 and 2000. Family played a pivotal role in his life from the very beginning. In his heart, Ralph Allen was a zealous family man who loved with every fiber of his being. The love he had for his children radiated warmth, compassion and unwavering commitment. His love for all his family and friends manifest itself in every day acts of kindness, made extraordinary by his steadfastness. He seldom met a stranger and could talk your leg off. Once a person became a friend, they were friends for life. Ralph Allen liked to have intellectual sparring matches and would often take the opposing point of view just to create lively discussion. Ralph Allen’s life and relationships exemplify the purest ideals of, 1 Corinthians 13:13; And now abides faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. His funeral services are scheduled for Friday, July 14th. The family will host a visitation starting at 2:00 p.m. and the funeral service will start at 3:00 p.m. at Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, 3075 S Florida Ave, Inverness, FL 34450 with cremation to following in short order. Pastor Doug Alexander of New Church Without Walls will serve as celebrant for the memorial service.


William Wescott

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


Barbara Wiercinski

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


Kenneth Winner

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


Richard Woods

Richard G Woods, 84, Ocala, FL
Richard "Doc" Gardener Woods, 84, of Ocala, FL passed away June 28, 2017 at The Legacy House Hospice in Ocala. He was born in Stamford, CT on May 20, 1933 to the late W. James and Irene E. (Bouton) Woods. Richard was a Deputy Fire Marshall, and arrived in this area 24 years ago, coming from Stamford. He was a Catholic by faith, and a U.S. Army Korean War veteran. When he was younger, he loved building small airplanes, and had attained his pilots license. Aviation was a big part of his passion. Richard left no family survivors. He will be missed by his long time friend and co-fireman Anthony DeLuca. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


David Zbegan

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


 

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