Obituaries
For the Last 3 Months.

Guillermo Araos-Sandoval

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


Michael Baker

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


Bill Balthis

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


Wayne Bass

Wayne D Bass, 71, Floral City, FL
Wayne D. Bass, 71 of Floral City, died Tuesday, May 17, 2016, under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, in Inverness. Wayne was born in St. Petersburg, FL on September 13, 1944 to the late Madison and Mary (Anderson) Bass. He came here in 1975 from Clearwater, FL. Wayne was a concrete sub-contractor for many years and was the original owner of WD's Pub and WD's restaurant in Inverness. Among his family and friends, Wayne was known for his collecting of "unique items". He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Susan (Canfield) Bass; his son, William "Billy" Bass and his wife Martha, of Floral City; his daughter Elizabeth "Libby" Jones and her husband Tad of Floral City; his grandchildren: Andru, Michael, Tiffany, Stephanie, Justin, Kelsey and Kaitlin and 10 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Bass. Private arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Harter Becker

Harter T Becker, 94, Inverness, FL
Harter T. "Mooney" Becker, 94, Inverness passed away May 8, 2016 in the Citrus Health & Rehab Center. Mr. Becker was born in Jeannette, PA on April 8, 1922 to the late John and Idella (Stough) Becker and came here in 1995 from Clearwater, FL. He was a graduate of Jeannette PA High School and served in the U.S. Navy during WW II. He was a Firecontrol Man 3rd Class, serving on destroyer escort boats in the Atlanic Theatre Operations. He worked at the Elliett Company in Jeannette as a Service Parts Clerk for over 43 years, was a substiture teacher at Withlohochee Vo-Tech in Inverness; taught wood carving at the Whispering Pines Park; was a Life Member of High Park, PA Fire Dept (founding member); Life Member of the DAV, VFW, American Legion, and Sons of The Revolution. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Clara (Klingensmith) Becker; 3 children, Vickie Evans, Winchester, VA, Sana Ditommaso of Erie, PA , and Ronald Becker of Westmoreland County, PA; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Military services will be conducted from Florida National Cemetery on Friday, May 13th at 2:00 PM. Cremation arrangements under the direction of the Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Marjorie Belcher

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


Anthony M Benoit, 68, Inverness, FL
Anthony Mark "Buster" Benoit, 68 of Inverness, died Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at his home. He was born in Marrero, Lousiana on October 5, 1947 to the late John and Eleonor (Dabria) Benoit. Buster came to Citrus County in 1999 from Tampa, FL. He was a certified welder, a US Air Force veteran and a member of the Temple Terrace Masonic Lodge #330. Buster is survived by his wife of 48 years, Sharon Lee Benoit; his son, Anthony M. "Toby" Benoit, Jr.of Inverness; his daughter, Michelle Triplett, Dade City, FL; one grandchild and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son John and daughter Terry Lynn. Graveside services for Buster will be conducted on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 11:00 AM from the Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Tampa with Ron Crager, officiating. Military Honors will follow provided by the MacDill Honor Guard.


Anne Body

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


Franklin Boles

Franklin D Boles, 82, Crystal River, FL
Franklin D. Boles, Age 82, died May 24th, 2016. He was born in Florala, Alabama to J.C. and Ada Boles. He moved to Citrus County in 1971 after retiring with 20 years in the Navy as "Senior Chief Radioman". His work and appearance in Navy was rated as "Exemplary". Served on USS Botetourt, Navradsta, USS Spiegel Grove, Phiboptraulant, Navamphibase, USS Arneb, Comphibron Six, and FAW-5, NAS, NORVA. He worked and volunteered as D.J. on christian radio for 17 years and served as choir director and Sunday School Superintendent at his church. He also worked for Withlacoochee Electric in Crystal River as Senior Warehouseman for 27 years. He was a loving, kind, and generous man who always worked hard and helped others. Frank always had time to play sports with his kids or give advice. He was preceded in death by son Dennis Boles in Kuwait and daughter, Cynthia Boles. He is survived by his wife, Diane; sisters Helen, Gale, and Barbara; brothers, Larry and Jimmy Ray Boles. His children, daughter Linda, and son Frank Boles, Jr.; step children, Kathy Stanfield, Bill Mitchell, Darryl Mitchell, and Darrin Mitchell; numerous nieces & nephews; 18 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren; first wife, Mary Boles. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, May 31st at 11:00 AM from the Homosassa Church of God with Pastor Ron Hooper officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at The Fountains Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Chas E Davis Funeral Home of Inverness is assisting the family.


Glenn Bomke

Glenn W Bomke, 66, Inverness, FL
Glenn W. Bomke, 66 of Inverness, passed away at his home on May 24, 2016. He was born in Trenton, New Jersey on October 22, 1949. His family called Clearwater, Florida their home for many years before moving to Citrus County. Glenn graduated Clearwater High School in 1967. Glenn served in the Air Force from 1968 to 1972 where he was a Sergeant working in the Auto Flight Systems. After leaving the Air Force, he went to St. Petersburg College, studying Architecture. He started his family with Joanne in Claifornia where he worked for GTE. After leaving California in 1985, his family moved to Citrus County where he worked for the County IT Department, the Citrus Hills IT and later owned his own computer consulting company. Glenn is survived by his two children, son, Erich W. Bomke of British Columbia, Canada and daughter Lauren D. Bomke of Chicago, Illinois. Also his brother, Jeff E. Bomke of Gasquet, California and sister, Patricia B. Ray of Crystal River, Florida, as well as so many friends that he considered family. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary O. Bomke in 1980, his father, Earl W. Bomke in 1989, and his sister Mary Craven in 2008. Glenn spent his life Passionate about his children, computers, golfing, and socializing. He will surely me missed. A Celebration of Life ceremony for Glenn will be held at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness on Saturday, June 4th at 1:00 PM. Friends may call at the funeral home from 12 Noon until service time. Following the service, everyone is invited to gather at Beef 'O Brady's, in Inverness.


Robert Bourque

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


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


Adelaide Brennan

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


Josephine Cameron

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


Consuela Collins

Consuela Collins, 79, Inverness, FL
Consuela Kennedy Collins, 79, Inverness passed away May 14, 2016 at the Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast in Inverness. Mrs Collins was born November 22, 1936 in Lake Butler, FL to the late James and Fayree (Brown) Kennedy and moved here in 1973 from Bartow, FL. She was a retired elementary school teacher, having taught at the Inverness Primary School and also in Polk County. She is survived by her husband, B.J. Collins whom she married on September 8, 1956; two sons, Craig K. Collins of Crystal River and Clinton B. Collins of Inverness; 2 grandchildren, Holly and Zachary Collins. In additon to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Sandra Prevatt. At Consuela's request, there will be no funeral services. Cremation arrangements are private. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Citrus Co. Abuse Shelter (CASA) or The New Church Without Walls. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family.


Nadia Cruz

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


Carmine Cuomo

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


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


Mary Davidson

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


Wilma Demetris

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


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


Barbara Dullaghan

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


Mary Eldridge

Mary L Eldridge, 94, Beverly Hills, FL
Mary Louise Eldridge, 94 of Beverly Hills, died Sunday, May 22, 2016 at the Brentwood Health Center in Lecanto. Born on November 2, 1921, in Washington, DC to the late Charles E. and Ayla C. (Bledsoe) Stickel, she came here in 2008 from Gaithersburg, MD. Mary Louise was raised in Washington, D.C. After graduating from McKinley Tech High School in 1939, she worked at miscellaneous jobs (she was even literally chased around the desk once by a boss!), while taking business courses at night. She started working at Acacia Life Insurance Co. in 1940 but left after 2 years to marry Bob, a newly commissioned Second Lt. in the Army Air Force. They were married in Tampa, FL on August 10, 1942, and lived in that area for 1 year. When Bob received his orders to serve overseas, she moved back home with her mother for the duration of World War II, during which time their first son was born. Mary was a "stay at home Mom" doing all the volunteer things that moms do, including teaching Sunday School, helping in the church office and in the elementary school. She also helped with Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts, and in later years enjoyed babysitting for her grandchildren. For 3 years she worked in the church office as the Financial Secretary but resigned when Bob Retired so that they would be free to travel. She enjoyed collecting dolls and expanded the collection started by Bob for their daughter Cheryl over 50 years ago from his many trips overseas. Mary also had a paperweight collection, including one she made herself. She and Bob bought a condo in Ocean City, MD in 1983 and enjoyed many wonderful days on the beach with friends and family. She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl A. Craig of Beverly Hills, FL; sons: Robert F. (Barbara Jean) Eldridge of Boyds, Maryland; Kenneth P. (Donna) Eldridge of Cody, Wyoming; her brother, William H. Stickel, Vienna, VA; grandchildren: Jennifer Skates, Steven Craig, Sara and Matt Eldridge; great grandchildren: Flynn and Oliver Skates; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Col. Robert F. Eldridge, Ret. in 2005, her brother Charles Stickel, sister Helen Barclay and her son-in-law, Bruce Craig. Funeral services for Mary will be conducted on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 4:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness, with Rev. Mary Gestrich of the Floral City United Methodist Church, officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 3:00 p.m. until the hour of service. Burial will be at the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA, with her husband, Robert. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to the charity of your choosing in Mary's honor.


Sharon Estocada

Sharon S Estocada, 72, Inverness, FL
Sharon S. Estocada, age 72, of Inverness, FL died May 12, 2016 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Inverness. Sharon was born on November 25, 1943, in Tampa, FL to the late Charles and Isabell (Wardle) Stanley. She was married to her loving husband, Daniel Estocada, for ten years until his passing on June 24, 1990. In 2006, Sharon made Citrus County her home after relocating from Pasco County. She was employed as a Tuberculosis Control Technician for the State of Florida for a number of years but, also had her own produce stand in Pasco County before she moved to Citrus County. A Baptist by faith, Sharon enjoyed gardening and cooking in her spare time. She also liked playing Bingo and computer games. Sharon will be remembered as a loving person and wonderful mother. Those left to mourn her passing and cherish her precious memory are her daughters: Jacklyn Fisher and her husband, Eugene, of Inverness, FL, Amy Estocada and her husband, Brian Milliken, of New Port Richey, FL; four grandchildren; and her brother: J.W. Stanley of Tampa, FL. In addition to her husband, Sharon was preceded in death by four brothers: Donald Stanley, Gerald Stanley, Richard Stanley and Charles Stanley, Jr. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


Melvin Fish

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


John Geers

John W Geers, 75, Inverness, FL
John William Geers, age 75, of Inverness, died May 12, 2016 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Inverness. John was born on August 23, 1940 in Sedalia, MO to the late George and Sue (Amfahr) Geers. He was married to his loving wife, Mary, for 42 years until her passing in 2003. Throughout his life, John was employed as a Heat Treat Engineer for Caterpillar Farm Equipment. He resided in Illinois for a number of years before moving to Largo, FL and eventually made Citrus County his home in 2005. John was a Catholic by faith and a fan of all Florida sports teams. He was a member of the Inverness Golf and Country Club and enjoyed golfing in his spare time. John was an excellent bowler and is an honorable member of the American Bowling Congress Hall of Fame in Aurora, IL. Those left to mourn his passing are his sons: Michael (Shelly) Geers of Garrettsville, OH, Patrick Geers of Floral City, FL, and Phillip Geers of Pinellas County, FL; four grandchildren: Ryan, Adam, Courtney and Katie; five great-grandchildren: Haley, Destiny, Jasmine, Gage and Dylan; and his aunt: Roselynn Utech of Ponco City, OK. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Monday, May 16, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, with Father Erwin Belgica of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 2:00 p.m. until the hour of service. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Roberta Gregoire

Roberta R Gregoire, 79, Hernando, FL
Roberta “Bobbie” R. Gregoire, 79 of Hernando Florida formally of Westbrook and Gorham Maine, passed away peacefully on Saturday May 21st at Citrus Hills Health and Rehab after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. The daughter of Earl and Lillian Hudson she was born on March 5, 1937 in Westbrook ME, she attended schools in Westbrook where she graduated from Westbrook High School in 1955. Bobbie worked for many years as an administrative assistant at Saunders Brothers in Westbrook Maine and as a legal secretary at UNUM in South Portland Maine where she retired from UNUM. She is survived by husband Robert “Bob”, her high school sweetheart. They were married on May 3rd, 1958 at St. Hyacinths’ Church in Westbrook and just celebrated their 58th anniversary. They settled in Gorham ME, she and husband Bob travelled extensively including special trips to Hawaii, Alaska, Australia and Europe.  They loved to snowmobile and were long time members of the Gorham Sno-Goers snowmobile club and also rode a motorcycle for many years. The two once embarked on a 6 week motorcycle trip across the United States. Once she and Bob retired they were snowbirds between Gorham ME and later moved to Casco ME where they resided at Point Sebago and Hernando FL, they later became permanent residents of Florida, although she always considered Maine her home. Bobbie also loved to travel to Florida with her grandkids & took them on many trips. She was a wonderful and loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many. She loved having family and friends over for Christmas Brunch and would spend weeks preparing, she would spend many hours shopping for just the right gift for everyone; she loved to go all out for Christmas. Bobbie is also survived by her children, son Stephen and daughter-in-law Kim Gregoire of Hollis ME, grandchildren Derrick, Deanna and Robert Gregoire, great granddaughters Cassidy Prescott & Addison Cloyd, son James Gregoire of Gorham ME, grandson Dustin Gregoire, daughter Elizabeth and son-in-law Stephen Stiles of Standish ME, grandchildren, Stephanie Stiles Brockman and husband Adam, Jarred Stiles and great grandchildren Lillian and Levi Brockman as well as many nieces and nephews.Bobbie is predeceased by her brothers, Earl Hudson, Herbert Hudson, Richard Hudson and sisters Marie Hudson and Drusilla Armstrong and survived by brother Robert Hudson and sister Sandra Delcourt. Donations may be made in Bobbie’s memory to Alzheimer’s Disease Research 22512 Gateway Center Dr. P.O. Box 1950 Clarksburg MD 20871-1950 or Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast P.O. Box 641270 Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Lucille Gunn

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


Adelaide Haimbaugh

Adelaide H Haimbaugh, 97, Inverness, FL
Adelaide H. Haimbaugh, age 97, passed away on May 1, 2016 at Citrus Health and Rehab, Inverness. Adelaide was born on August 20, 1918 in Pontiac, MI to the late George and Adelaide (Bilas) Scott. She was married to her loving husband, Alonzo J. Haimbaugh for 52+ years until his passing on March 14, 1994. In 1972, Adelaide and Alonzo made Citrus County their home after relocating from Pinellas County. She was a devout Jehovah's Witness and was a member of the Kingdom's Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Inverness South Congregation. Adelaide loved to teach the truth about the Bible to others. In her spare time she loved to paint and spend time with her family. She will be remembered as a caring and wonderful mother. Those left to mourn Adelaide's passing and cherish her precious memory are five sons: Alonzo (Suzanne) Haimbaugh, Jr., Mack (Carol) Haimbaugh, Ray (Sharon) Haimbaugh, David (Kathy) Haimbaugh, and Hal (Sherry) Haimbaugh; three daughters: Addie Fields, Nancy (George) Rehm, and Laura Arnold; one sister, Patty, and one brother Leonard; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Helen K Hallberg, 84, Beverly Hills, FL
Helen K. Hallberg, aged 84, passed away on April 25 in Inverness, Florida. One of 9 Children, she spent her formative years in Chicago, attending events at the Aragon Ballroom and attending other events in the city. It was on one of these excursions, while taking in a Theatre On The Lake performance, where she met the love of her life, Herb Hallberg. After a few years of dating, they were married in December of 1950. A few years later, Helen gave birth to the second great love of her life, Herb Jr., in 1955. Over the years, Helen and family followed her wanderlust both on vacation(visiting such exotic destinations as Hong Kong, Alaska, and Hawaii), and in making her homestead(living in such far-flung places as New Jersey, California, Tennessee, and Florida). She is preceeded in death by her parents, 8 siblings, and husband, and is survived by her son, daughter-in-law Linda, grandchildren Matt and Marie, and many nieces and nephews. Private cremation arrangements with Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Lila Hallquist

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


Guy  Harris

Guy S Harris, 22, Floral City, FL
Guy Steven Harris, 22, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his childhood home in Floral City, FL on Sunday, May 15, 2016. Guy fell asleep and did not wake up this side of heaven, he got to meet Jesus at the dawn of sunrise. Attempts to revive him were futile as he was already in the arms of angels. We do not know what went wrong or why he was taken too soon but we find comfort in knowing he is in the presence of his Almighty Father. Guy was born on the afternoon of January 11,1994 in Ocala, FL and was a lifelong resident of the Floral City area. He was a 2012 alumni of Citrus High School where he lettered in tennis. He attended the College of Central Florida and Valencia where he earned an Associates degree in criminology. Guy had just been accepted into the University of South Florida where he would pursue a bachelor's degree in criminology. Guy was passionate about people and knew he was called to help others. He worked as a deli associate at Publix grocery store for over three years and also worked with his brother at Bass Pro Shops. He attended First Baptist Church of Floral City. Guy was happiest in the company of family and friends and was very people oriented. He had a smile that was infectious and a remarkably calm spirit. He was a lover of the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, kayaking, and skydiving. Guy was a cherished son, brother and uncle. He was a loving cousin and nephew and the best of friends to many. His memory is forever engraved within those who were lucky enough to know him. Guy was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Wayne and Helen Rolph and by his paternal grandparents, Homer and Joan Harris. He is survived by his loving family: Parents, Steve and Pam Harris of Floral City, FL; siblings, Benjamin Lambright and his wife Lucy of Inverness, FL, Loretta Redrick and her husband Scott of Crystal River, FL, and Tim Monahan of Floral City, FL; many beloved nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. A celebration of life funeral service is scheduled for Saturday 3:00 pm at Cornerstone Baptist Church, Inverness. The family will be receiving friends in visitation at the church from 2:00 pm until the hour of service. Internment will follow the services at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, FL. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, is assisting the family with the arrangements.


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


Angelina  Holloway

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


Kenneth Hollsten

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


Mary Howard-Redman

Mary A Howard-Redman, 72, Inverness, FL
Mary Alice Howard-Redman, age 72, of Inverness, FL died May 22, 2016 at West Marion Community Hospital in Ocala. Mary was born on May 23, 1943 in Centreville, AL to the late Collier and Maudie (Reach) Hubbard. She had been employed as a convenience store manager. In April 2013, Mary made Citrus County her home after moving from Riverview, FL. On December 7, 2015 she married her loving husband, Richard Redman. Mary had a "green thumb" and enjoyed gardening and growing flowers and vegetables. She was also a wonderful cook and was known for her incredible cornbread. In addition to her husband Richard, Mary is survived by her sister, Alma Ann Brock. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


David Johnston

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


Rodney S Kaufman, 67, Inverness, FL
Rodney S. Kaufman, 67, Inverness went to his Heavenly Home on May 19, 2016. Rodney was born in Johnstown, PA on Sept 22, 1948 and moved to this area in 1978 from Clearwater. He served our country in the U.S. Navy, was a member of the V.F.W. in Pennsylvania, and attended the First Assembly of God Church in Inverness He is survived by his wife, Janette (Buzo) Kaufman; 5 children, Jimmy Jay (Amy) Buzo, Tampa; Rhonnda Kaufman, Spring Hill, FL; Shonna (Michael) White, Beaufort, SC; Josephine (John) Moskes, Homosassa; Jocelyn (Hugh) Campbell, Tampa; 9 grandchildren, Lauryn, Ashley, Gabrielle, Nicholas, Constantine, Markella, Alexandra, Alexander, and Jaylynn; 1 great-grandchild, Zynndeyah. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, May 24th at 12:30 PM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Dairold Rushing officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:30 until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the family will be appreciated.


Lois Lawson

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


Dolores Lawton

Dolores Lawton, 83, Inverness, FL
Dolores Lawton, age 83, of Inverness, FL, died May 7, 2016 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Inverness. Dolores was born on August 1, 1932, in Brooklyn, NY to the late John and Mary (Dimisko) Walthers. She was married to her loving husband Henry Lawton for 51 years until his passing on August 14, 2002. In 1988, Dolores and Henry made Citrus County their home after relocating from Islip, NY. In her spare time, she loved to read and do crafts. Dolores also enjoyed crocheting and knitting for all her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. While living in New York, every Saturday she would board a charter boat and go deep sea fishing, something she loved to do. Those left to cherish her memory and mourn her passing are her four sons: Gary (Anne) Lawton of Hernando, FL, Denis (Karen) Lawton of Lake City, FL, Ronald (Mary Ann) Lawton of Bellport, NY, and Steven Lawton of Inverness, FL; her sister: Esther (Sal) Sesito of Latham, NY; eight grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Ada Sanger; many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband Henry, Dolores was preceded in death by her brother, John Walthers and her grandson, Michael Lawton. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 12 at 11:00 a.m. from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with the Reverend Greg Kell of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Inverness conducting. Interment to follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Thomas A Letchford, 81, Inverness, FL
Thomas A. Letchford, age 81, of Inverness, FL died May 27, 2016 at Ocala Regional Medical Center, Ocala, FL. Thomas was born on January 7, 1935 in McKeesport, PA to the late Thomas and Johanna (Delehanty) Letchford. He made Citrus County his home 10 years ago after relocating from Olympia, WA. Thomas was employed for many years as a Quality Control Inspector for the Nuclear Power Industry. He enjoyed electronics as well as fishing in his spare time. His love of fishing is one of the reasons Thomas decided to make Florida his permanent home. Those left to mourn his passing are his son: Thomas Letchford; daughters: Diane (Richard) Romito and Alyssa Letchford Tunison; brothers: Robert Letchford and David Letchford; sister: Joanne Kelly; and four grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL


Walter Lewonski

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


Camille Losciale

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


Frances Lupo

Frances T Lupo, 94, Inverness, FL
Frances T. Lupo, 94, of Inverness, FL passed into the Lord's care on May 15, 2016 at Avante of Inverness. She was born in New York City, NY on December 21, 1921. She is preceded in death by Mother, Anna (LaBarbra), Father Frank and Son Vincent Celano and was a Christian by faith. Fran belonged to the deaf community and attended Lexington School for the Deaf in New York City. She also attended Galudette College in Washington D.C.; Hunter College: Columbia University and New York University. She graduated with a Special Masters degree and taught at the Lexington School for the Deaf in Queens, N.Y. for approximately 30 years. After retirement, she went back to work teaching life skills to deaf and challenged adults at City College, N.Y. She was an excellent lip reader, loved to read, travel and socialize. She leaves behind son Victor Celano (Ginny C.), Grandchildren Vincent, Jessica (Jarod), Nicholas, David (Chara C.), John Paul, Great Grandchildren, Jacob, Sophia, Cole, Ella, Olivia, Alexis, and Giana, including nieces and nephews. She loved life and continues to live eternally with Jesus Christ and her loved ones who have gone on before her. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Ruth Luttrell

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


William "Bill" MacCallum

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


Owen W McGlothin, 59, Inglis, FL
Owen W. McGlothin, 59, of Inglis, FL passed away April 28, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness FL. He was born on October 22, 1956 in Milwaukee, WI to the late Kenneth O. and Loretta (Mullikim) McGlothin. Owen was a caretaker for the disabled, and arrived in this area in 1989, coming from Wisconsin. He enjoyed woodworking and working on computers. He is survived by his siblings Kenneth McGlothin of Wisconsin, Harold McGlothin of Arizona, and Lewy McGlothin, also of Wisconsin, Karen Gallenberg, Debra Florine, and Doris Zinkowitz, all of Wisconsin. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Terry McLeod

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


Pamela McTarnaghan

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


Robert Merrihue

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


Donald Miles

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


Charlotte Mira

Charlotte A Mira, 85, Inverness, FL
Charlotte Anne Mira, 85, Inverness died May 4, 2016 at the Life Care Center in Lecanto. A native of Indianapolis, IN, she was born Nov 15, 1930 to the late Harry and Mary (Whelan) Nicholson and moved to Inverness in 1977 from Hernando County. She was a Physical Therapist at the O.J. Humphries Chiropractic practive in Inverness for many years and a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. She is survived by two sons, Gary Godwin and his wife Theresa and Greg Godwin and his wife Donna, both of Inverness; 7 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday, May 10th at 10:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday from 5-7 PM at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home.


William Mitchell

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


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


Wheaton Monroe

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


Joyce Moon

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


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


Justin Nodine

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


Arthur Ouellette

Arthur J Ouellette, 81, Lecanto, FL
Arthur J. Ouellette, 81, died peacefully in his sleep at Hospice House of Citrus County in Lecanto,  FL, on May 18, 2016,  after a prolonged illness.  He was beloved by his children, Suzanne (Ouellette) Mastrion and Eric A. Ouellette and his stepdaughter, Jennifer (Jennell) Daley.  Arthur was born in Salem, MA, the son of the late Arthur and Sophie (Kobierski) Ouellette.   He attended Salem High School, where he played football throughout his four years.  He enlisted in the Navy in 1952, where he served on the Carrier Midway as a meteorologist and received the Good Conduct Medal, the Navy Occupational Medal and the National Defense Service Ribbon.  His travels on the Midway took him throughout the Mediterranean and northern African coast.  After his Naval service, Arthur graduated from Salem State College in 1962, where he was President of the Newman Club and was active in athletics.  He became a social studies teacher in Woods Hole, Martha's Vineyard, MA.  He then continued to teach in New Milford and Danbury, CT, coaching basketball and football for the next nine years while pursuing graduate studies at Columbia University. In 1972, Arthur began a career that lasted 29 years with Groz-Beckett, a German textile needle company.  He moved to Charlotte, NC.  He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed camping, the outdoors and was a devoted Boston sports fan.  He was best known and loved for his humor and great affection for life and those he loved.   Arthur was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 32 years, Catherine (Rixon) Ouellette and adoring sister, Gladys (Ouellette) Graczyk and nephew, Carl Graczyk.  He is survived by his children, Suzanne (Ouellette) Mastrion and husband Dominick Mastrion; Eric Ouellette and his wife Jennifer (Rogers) Ouellette;  their mother, Mary (Wilson) Johnson;  stepdaughter Jennifer (Jennell) Daley and her husband Robert Daley. Arthur was a loving grandfather to Tess, Sophie and Faye Hinteregger; Chloe, Lila and Jensen Ouellette; and Camden and Hayden Daley.  He was a beloved brother-in-law to Chuck Graczyk and uncle to nephews and nieces, Scott and Steve Graczyk, Debbie (Graczyk) Galanis and Rona (Graczyk) Femino.  He will be greatly missed and forever remembered. Services will be held at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, FL, Sunday, May 22, 2016, at 1:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Hospice House of Citrus County, 3350 West Audobon Park Path, Lecanto, FL  34461.


Judy Padilla

Judy M Padilla, 65, Inverness, FL
Judy Mercado Padilla 65, Inverness passed away Thursday, May 5, 2016 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Inverness. Judy was born on November 19, 1950 in New York, NY to Pedro and Nilda (Rodriguez) Mercado and came to this area 20 years ago from Queens, NY. She was employed in the food service business for many years. Left to mourn their loss are her 3 children, Angel, Gabriel, and Frances Padilla, all of Inverness; her 2 brothers, Edwin Muniz of Pennsylvania and Carlos Mercado of South Carolina; her 3 sisters, Mercedez Lopez of Puerto Rico, Carmen Muniz of New York, and Edna Muniz of Wyoming; her step father, Edwin Torres of Inverness; and 5 grandchildren. Memorial services for Judy, will be conducted on Saturday, May 7th at 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, with Pastor David Pinero of the First Spanish Church of Inverness, officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until service time.


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


Robert M Patten, 98, Lecanto, FL
Robert M. Patten, 98, Lecanto passed away May 8, 2016 at Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast in Lecanto. Mr Patten was born January 11, 1918 in Indianapolis, IN to the late Harvey and Mamie (Bonner) Patten and moved to Citrus County from Ft Myers, FL. He retired from the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis in the maintaince department and served our country in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his nephew, Mike Phillips of York, SC. and a sister, Mildred Hightshue. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, May 11th at 11:00 AM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Rev Steve Webster of the Church of The Cross officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Florida National Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 10:00 AM until service time.


Christina Pell

Christina F Pell, 77, Inverness, FL
Christina F. Pell, 77, of Inverness, Florida passed away May 3, 2016 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, Florida. She was born on March 1, 1939 in Powellton, W. VA to the late Ernest and Edith (Mannon) Turley. Christina was a devoted homemaker, and arrived in this area in 2009, coming from St. Petersburg, FL and was a Baptist by faith. She loved spending time with her family and her pets. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 23 years, Peter Pell in 1994. Survivors include her children William (Carolyn) Hill of Seattle, WA, LaDonna Hill of St. Petersburg, FL, Marian (David) Wilkins of Inverness, and Roberta Pell of Seminole, FL; sister Sheryl Estep of W. VA; 9 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. Christina's urn will be laid to rest with her husband at Bay Pines National Cemetery, St. Petersburg, FL at a later date. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.


Raul Perez

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


Faye Perrey

Faye A Perrey, 89, Homosassa, FL
Faye A. Perrey, 89, Homosassa, passed away May 8, 2016 at her residence under the care of her family and Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast. Mrs Perrey was born in Morrison, MO on November 12, 1926 to the late Ferd and Alma (Karmer) Peters and moved to Citrus County in 1985. She was employed in the clothing manufacturing industry and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Crystal River. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Marvin A. Perrey; 2 sons, Gary W. Perrey and wife, Rebecca of St. Louis, MO and Karl L. Perrey of Phoenix, AZ; her sister, Maurice Wehmeyer, Chamois, MO; 2 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements will follow with the urn being laid to rest in Florida National Cemetery. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family.


Adela Pinero

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


Burr Poierier

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


Judith Powers

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


Susan Puff

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


Lorraine Rehfuss

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


Basil L Rose, 96, Lecanto, FL
Basil L. Rose, 96, Lecanto, FL on May 18, 2016 at Gulfside Hospice in Hudson, FL. Mrs Rose was born Aug 17, 1919 in Davis County, IA to the late Frank and Cora (Coop) Rose and moved here in 2012 from Mt. Pleasant, IA. H was a retired Distribution Manager for the Colonial Baking Company in Mt. Pleasant. He is survived by 3 children, Roger Rose of Wickenburg, AZ; Shirley Knorr of Pleasant Plains, IL; Donna Simmons, Lecanto, FL ; his sister, Doris Huten, Ottumwa, IA; 6 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and 2 step great grandchildren; 8 great great grandchildren and 3 step great great grandchildren. Funeral services and burial will be in Mt. Pleasant, IA under the care of Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home assisted the family locally.


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


Wayne Rozmus

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


Charles Ruprecht

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


Kylee Ryan

Kylee A Ryan, 12, Inverness, FL
Kylee Ann Ryan, age 12, of Inverness, FL passed away May 13, 2016 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 6, 2003 in Inverness to Christa Childs Brooks and Kevin Ryan and was a life long resident. Kylee was in 7th grade and attended Inverness Middle School. She was a "straight A" student and loved school and being with her friends and family. While math was her favorite subject, she was also a very artistic and creative individual. Kylee was an Inverness Storm Cheerleader for many years and enjoyed tumbling and softball. She was a "terrific kid" who was very beautiful, loving, caring, generous, kind, and thoughtful. She truly cared about people and often put the needs of others ahead of her own. Those left to mourn her passing and cherish her memory are her loving parents: Christa and John Brooks; Step-Brothers: Cory(Kellie) Brooks and Justin Adkins; Step-Sister: Savannah Howe; Father Kevin Ryan; Half Brother: Matt Ryan: Half Sister: Erin Ryan; Grandmothers: Patricia Childs, Jean Vitt, and Karen Ryan; Great-Grandmother: Phyllis Tuten; Aunts: Cathy Stahl and Terri Morris; Uncles: Tim (Becki) Childs, James (Tammy) Brooks; Ron Nugent; Mike, Gary, and Glenn Ryan; Several Cousins: Shana (Frank) ,Jason, Trey, Brian (Sierra), Amber, Ashton, Brandon, Bryleigh, Kasidee, Ellie, Devyn, and Liam: Nieces: Lauren and Kayleigh. She was preceded in death by her cousin, Ronnie Nugent, and her Grandfather, Frederick Childs whom she adored. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Thursday, May 19th, 2016 at Calvary Chapel in Inverness (next door to the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home) at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Kevin Ballard of Calvary Chapel, Inverness, and Pastor Tom Beaverson of the First Lutheran Church of Inverness officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation at Calvary Chapel beginning at 5:00 p.m. until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Henry Schroder

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


James Sharpin

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


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


Dale Speckner

Dale Speckner, 42, Inverness, FL
Dale Steven Speckner, 42, of Inverness, FL passed away May 6, 2016. He was born on July 5, 1973 in Inverness and was a life long resident. Dale was a roof installer by trade, and worked in the construction industry. He was a Baptist by faith and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and was very artistic. Dale was preceded in death by his mother, Janet ( Kelly)Thompson. He is survived by his sons: Tayler, Nathan, Jake and Mason Speckner, all of Inverness; his father and step mother, Ronald and Mary Clare Speckner of Seymour, Indiana; his brothers: Ronnie, Darin, and Jeremiah Speckner, and Raymond Thompson and his sister, Sarah Wilson. A Celebration of Life Memorial Gathering of family and friends is scheduled for Saturday, 1:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


James Stastny, Jr.

James A Stastny, Jr., 85, Inverness, FL
James A. Stastny, Jr., 85, of Inverness, FL passed away May 11, 2016 at his residence in Inverness. He was born in Chicago, IL on January 8, 1931 to the late James A. and Ellen "Alice" (Mladek) Stastny. James was a Masonary in the construction industry, and worked with stone, brick, and all types of materials. He lived most of his life in Illinois, and arrived in this area in 1996, coming from Juniper Springs Recreation Area in the Ocala area. He enjoyed fishing, camping, spending time outdoors, country music and dancing, and outdoor recreation. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Stastny in 1989; also one daughter, Catherine Cremens; and two step-sons, Michael and Steve Sanford. He is survived by his loving wife of 15 years Joyce (Sanford) Stastny. Other survivors include his children James Michael (Val) Stastny of Lisle, IL, and Barbara Tanner of Downers Grove, Ill; step children Thomas Allen Sanford of Wilmington, IL and Ellen (Don) Theobald of Plainfield, IL; brother Frank Stastny of CA; and step sister Anne Beth Wolfe of Madison, WI; 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for James will be scheduled in Illinois at a later date. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, is assisting the family with arrangements.


Roland Steinhauser

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


Laurel Stillions

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


Ninfa Viale

Ninfa J Viale, 76, Inverness, FL
Ninfa Joan "Nina" Viale, age 76, of Inverness, FL died May 24, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Nina was born on August 28, 1939 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Salvatore and Concetta (Ferrante) Zito. In 1988, she made Citrus County her home after moving from Syracuse, NY. A Catholic by faith, Nina was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness. She was employed as a door greeter for Wal-Mart for a number of years. A job she greatly enjoyed. Nina was an excellent cook and loved cooking meals for her family and friends. She cherished the time she spent with her family, especially her great-grandson, Johnny Bolling III. Those left to mourn her passing are her son: Richard Viale of Inverness, FL; daughter: Connie Burdett of Homer, NY; brother: Charles Zito of Stuart, FL; sister: Vivian Zito of Floral City, FL; three grandchildren: Brittany (John) Bolling, Steven-Michael Burdett and Christina Burdett; and one great-grandson: Johnny Bolling, III. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is planned for Monday, May 30th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness with Father Erwin Belgica of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Donald Wagoner

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


Philip Warren

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


Karen Waters

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


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


Chester White

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


Roy Whitehead

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


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


Helen Wigley

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


Steven Williamson

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


Geraldine Wilson

Geraldine M Wilson, 92, Margate, FL
Geraldine Mae Wilson, 92, formerly of Inverness passed away at the Margate Health & Rehab Center on May 25, 2016. Mrs Wilson was born in Glade, West Virginia on Feb. 15, 1924 to the late Denver C. and Thelma Marie (Hunt) Burdett and moved to Inverness in 1985 from Ft. Pierce, FL. She worked at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness as a Central Service Technician and was a member of the First Baptist Church. She is survived by 2 children, Larry Wilde of California and Sondra Bass of Margate, FL; 4 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Walter J. Wilson on Jan. 1, 2014 and her son, Michael Wilde. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 2:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Byron Brown, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Inverness officiating. Private burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness, FL. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 PM until the hour of service.


Harold Wolfe, Sr.

Harold E Wolfe, Sr., 69, Brooksville, FL
Harold Edward Wolfe, Sr., age 69, of Brooksville, FL, died at his residence on May 10, 2016. Harold was born on November 1, 1946 in Flint, MI to the late Harold Edward and Helen (Anders) Wolfe. In 1969 he married Donna Williams, with whom he shared over 46 years of marriage. It was at that time that Harold and Donna made Brooksville their home after relocating from Englewood, FL. He loved being outdoors and enjoyed all types of hunting and fishing. Harold was a member of several hunt clubs over the years including the Avon Park Hunting Club, the Sand Hill Hunting Club and the Razorback Hunt Club. He also enjoyed bowling and was a member of a bowling league for a number of years. Harold was a dedicated father, a loving husband and wonderful grandfather. There was nothing he enjoyed more than spending time with his family. Those left to mourn his passing and cherish his memory are his loving wife Donna; his son: Harold Edward Wolfe, Jr. of Weeki Wachee, FL; his daughter: Samantha Stratton and her fiance' Robert Moore of Bushnell, FL; brothers: Ernest Reed and his wife Judith of Lecanto, FL, Kevin Reed of Inverness, FL; sisters: Joan Garner and Denise Giuliani, both of Inverness, FL; grandchildren: Dustin Hill, Liam Stratton and Trey Wolfe; and great-grandchild: Nevaeh Hill. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is being planned by the family for a later date. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, is assisting the family with arrangements.


Margaret Wolfert

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


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


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


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


Frank Yetner

Frank A Yetner, 72, Beverly Hills, FL
FRANK A. "Pinky the Clown" YETNER, 72 of Beverly Hills, died Friday, April 8, 2016 at his residence. Frank was born July 2, 1943 to the late Frank A. and Cecile M. (LaRocque) Yetner, in Providence, RI. He attended several schools in Rhode Island, joined the Air Force and graduated from the Air Force Police Academy. After his military service, Frank served in the Rhode Island State Park Police for 2 years, then became a Kent County Deputy Sheriff for 5 years. He joined the Sheriff's Committing Squad for 3 years, then was a State Marshall for 6 years. During that time, Frank went to college nights and weekends, graduating Suma Cum Laude from Roger Williams University with Bachelor Degrees in Business Administration, and Justice Administration. He then spent 14 years as a State Child Protector Investigator. Frank was active in many fraternal organizations: The Fraternal Order of Police, the York Right and Scottish Right, Chapter Council Commandry, Past Master of Overseas Masonic Lodge, Grand Tall Cedar of Massasoit Forest, Past President of the North East Shrine Clowns, and founder of the North East Clown Institute of Cape Cod in 1989; Life member of the Rhode Island Shriners. He was a shrine clown for 38 years known as "Pinky the Clown". "Pinky" won numerous first place awards nationally and internationally. He was a member of the Rhode Island Big Brothers Advisory Board, Past President and founder of the Downtown Democratic Club of Inverness, and served as President of the Citrus County Democratic Executive Committee for 2 years. He was a Citrus County Chamber Ambassador, Past President of Citrus Hills Civic Association, and Past President of the Cambridge Greens Property Owners Association. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 30 years, Georga Yetner; his son Michael Raymond (Cynthia) Yetner of Pawtucket, RI; step son, Edward (Karen) Maynard of Warwick, RI; step daughters, Linda (Kevin) McCormick of Cranston, RI and Catherine (Walter) McCully of Cortez, CO; brother, Robert Yetner of Seekonk, MA and sister, Frances Hansen of Beverly Hills, FL; 19 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life and Eucharistic Mass will be offered Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the Shepherd of the Hills Eposicpal Church in Lecanto with Fr.George Conger officiating. Frank's urn will be laid to rest at a later date in the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell FL. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Dylan Zimmerman

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


Katelyn Zimmerman

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


 

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