Obituaries
For the Last 3 Months.

Debbie L Ackerman, 49, Crystal River, FL
Debbie L. Ackerman, 49, of Crystal River, FL passed away July 20, 2015 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL. She was born on May 4, 1966 in Ocala, FL, and arrived in this area in 2010. Debbie was a homemaker, and a Christian by faith. She enjoyed boating, camping, and traveling. Debbie was preceded in death by her father, Walter F. Pruitt. She is survived by her loving husband, Dennis Ackerman. Other survivors include her mother, Charlotte Trovillo of Brooksville, FL; children Joshua Turbeville of Weeki-Wachee, FL, David (Rachel) Turbeville of Adairsville, GA, and Sarrah Turbeville of Crawfordville, FL; and 3 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Edna F Bailey, 73, Inverness, FL
On May 6, 2015, Edna "Faye" Bailey of Inverness, formerly of Ft. Pierce, slipped into the loving arms of her Lord for the journey to her eternal home. Faye, age 73 was under the care of Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast at the time of her death. Her husband was present at her bedside as she began her final journey. Faye was born on January 22, 1942 in Borden, IN to the late Tommy and Lula Mae (Ooley) Young. Faye had worked various retail positions and at her retirement was employed by Sam's Club in Ft. Pierce, FL. Faye took great pride in her American Indian heritage. Her paternal grandmother was a full member of the Tohono O'odham tribe of southern Arizona. The children of the western reservations held a special place in her heart. For many years, she would collect clothing, shoes, school supplies for the children, along with blankets and durable medical supplies for the elderly. Every year or two she would load up the van and the travel trailer and head west. She made several trips to the Pine Ridge and Rosebud reservations in South Dakota and to the Blackfoot reservation in Montana. Faye was a talented craftswoman in jewelry making, knitting, crocheting and sewing. She enjoyed gifting these items to friends and family. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 27 years, Thomas Bailey; son Michael (Kim) Bailey, Port St. Lucie; daughter, Tracy Lyn (David) Campos, Conroe, TX; brothers Michael (Marsha) Jackson, Salem, IN and Raymond Bailey, Aurora, IL; sisters Sue (Ray) Hendrix, Vinemont, AL; Carmen (Mike) Brawders, Folson, LA; along with several cherished nieces and nephews and eight grandchildren Michael, Megan, Caitlyn, Brett, Jacob, Joey, Rachel and Steven, along with eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by son Wayne Bailey. Faye also delighted in the presence of her dog, "Ronan". Services and burial will be arranged by Haisley Funeral Home in Fort Pierce, FL at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of local arrangements.


Staci L Baker, 48, Inverness, FL
Staci Lynn Baker, 48, of Inverness, FL passed away on June 9, 2015 under the care of Citrus Health and Rehab, Hernando, FL. She was born on August 2, 1966 in Indianapolis, IN and was a corporate trainer for Huddle House Restaurants. Staci arrived in this area in 2001, coming from Middletown, IN, and was a Christian by faith. She enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, swimming, and going to the beach. She was preceded in death by her father, James H. Swain in February of this year. Survivors include her daughters Heather Reynolds and Stefani (Jess) Dugas, her mother Patsy Swain, and sisters Sheri Swain and Shelli Bailey. The family will be having services at a later date. It was Staci’s wish that her cremated remains be dispersed in the ocean, so she can “swim with the dolphins”. Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Dianna M Banning, 69, Inverness, FL
Dianna Marie Banning, 69, of Inverness, FL passed away July 3, 2015 at Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala, Fl. She was born in Knoxville, TN on September 12, 1945, and arrived in this area in 1986, coming from St. Clair, MI. Dianna was an administrative assistant in the healthcare industry, and an Episcopal by faith and a loving mother, grandmother and wife. She loved spending time with her family and friends, and watching her grandchildren play sports. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of over 40 years, Bruce Banning, who passed away in 2011; one son, Bruce Duncan Banning II; and her father Clyde Ferebee. Survivors include her children Geoffrey (Rachel) Banning of Inverness, and Kimberly (Ron Leder) Banning of Sugar Loaf Key, FL; mother Nell Ferebee; brothers Jim and Joe Ferebee; and 2 grandchildren, Geoffrey and Savannah. Services for Dianna will be held in Michigan at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Heart Society in the name of Dianna Marie Banning. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Richard A Bass, 67, Floral City, FL
Richard A. Bass, 67, of Floral City, Florida passed away May 17, 2015 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL. He was born on September 23, 1947 in Clearwater, FL to the late Madison G. and Mary E. (Anderson) Bass, Jr. Richard arrived in this area in 1978 coming from Clearwater, was a Christian by faith, a U.S. Navy veteran, and, with his wife Sandra, owned and operated Sleepy Hollow Bar and Restaurant in Floral City for 10 years. He was also an ordained minister, and was fondly known as "Reverend Rich" to his many friends and patrons of Sleepy Hollow. Richard was very family oriented. He loved spending time with his family and friends, fishing, and living life. He will be greatly missed by his family, and his community. Survivors include his loving wife of 25 years, Sandra Bass of Floral City. Other survivors include children Kevin (Vicki) Bass of Pennsacola, FL, Angela Pino of Gulf Breeze, FL, and Kimberly Gentry of Inverness, FL; Step-children Lance and Tawney; brother Wayne; 12 grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Antonio Benoya, 78, Inverness, FL
Send Memorial Plaque to: Barbara Benoya 6676 Mobile Street Inverness, FL 34452 Antonio Benoya, age 78, Inverness, died June 24, 2015 under the loving care of his family and the staff of Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast. Antonio was born on October 15, 1936 in Barcelona, Spain to the late Carlos and Encarnacion (Ceballos) Benoya. He proudly served our country in the United States Marine Corps and was a passionate Marine throughout his lifetime. He enjoyed bowling, drawing and painting and working in his yard and garden. A social and outgoing person, he would liven up any gathering with jokes and stories. Antonio was a member of the Spanish-American Club and the Marine Corps League. He was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be missed by the many who knew him. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 52 years, Barbara Benoya; daughters Bridget Eguiluz, Miami, FL and Lisa Elmore, Fayetteville, NC; his sister Pepita Ceballos, Barcelona, Spain; grandchildren Kerri Gregory, Chris (Melody) Elmore, Nicholas Eguiluz, Elissa Eguiluz and great-grandson Ty Gregory. A celebration and tribute to Antonio's life will be held on Monday, June 29, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family will receive friends in visitation from 1:00 PM until the hour of service. Inurnment will follow at a later date at Florida National Cemetery. The family requests memorial donations in Antonio's memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Angelo A Brascia, 93, Inverness, FL
ANGELO A. BRASCIA, age 93, Inverness, died July 26, 2015 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. Angelo was born on April 24, 1922 in Staten Island, NY to the late Anthony and Christenia (Lecce) Brascia. He served our country in the United States Navy during WWII and received a Purple Heart Medal for having been wounded in action. After his return from the war, he was employed by the New York City Fire Department as Superintendent of Buildings. Angelo was a member of the DAV Chapter #70 in Inverness, a member of the Purple Heart Association, Aaron Weaver Chapter. Angelo also was an accomplished horseman and enjoyed working with his horses. Left to treasure his memories is his wife of 35 years, Suzanne Brascia, stepchildren Thomas McNeil, Jr., Lori Ann McNeil, both of Staten Island, NY, a special nephew Dominick Brascia; brother-in-law Joseph Marraccino; several other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Dominick Brascia and sisters Rose Pietrunti, Rachael Marraccino and Frances Leonardi. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 9:00 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Burial will follow with military honors at Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends in visitation on Wednesday from 4-7 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Angelo's memory to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast or The Salvation Army.


Margaret L Brest, 68, Inverness, FL
Margaret L. Brest, 68, Inverness, FL passed away July 2, 2015 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. She was born on July 27, 1946 in Mulberry, FL to the late Charley and Margaret (Williams) Jordan. Margaret was a nurse at Citrus Memorial Hospital, and arrived in this area in 1978, coming from Ft. Myers, FL. She was a Baptist by faith, and enjoyed watching movies and reading. She was preceded in death by her husband William in 1996. She is survived by her daughter Sandra (Glenn) Noegel of Hernando, FL, 1 grandchild and her sister Janice Tew. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled on Saturday, July 18, 4:00 P.M. at the Ft. Cooper Baptist Church, Inverness. Cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


George W Cady, 91, Citrus Springs, FL
George W. Cady, 91, of Citrus Springs, FL passed away May 6, 2015 under the care of the Diamond Ridge Health and Rehab staff in Lecanto. George was born on March 29, 1924 in Fayette, MO to the late John and Louise (Fiss) Cady. He served our country in the United States Air Force. George was employed by General Motors for 20 years as a janitor. An active outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and photography. He is survived by his sister, Mildred Beecher and a nephew and his wife, Jack and Rosalie. He was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Gillespie. Services and Burial will be handled by Friemonth and Freese Funeral Home in Glasgow, MO. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of local arrangements.


Joanne Campbell, 81, Inverness, FL
Joanne Elliott Posey Campbell, age 81, Inverness, went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 2, 2015 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast. Joanne was born on September 20, 1933 in Ypsilanti, MI to the late Henry and Doris (Kane) Denike. She was employed by the Lansing State Journal and the Detroit Free Press as a typesetter. A loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, she devoted her time to her family. She was also very active in the community, volunteering for CASA and with her church, Seven Rivers Presbyterian, where she ministered through the prayer chain and MOPS. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 9 years, James Campbell; her children Mike (Carol) Elliott, Fowlerville, MI, Dave (Janet) Elliott, Holly, MI, Steve (Karen) Elliott; daughters Lori (Kenneth) Howerton, Homosassa, FL, Stacy Barroso, Fishers, IN; son-in-laws Frank Barroso, Inverness and Mark Stubbert, Webberville, MI; stepson Jeff Posey; stepdaughters Lisa Ellis and Lori Radford; her brother Doug (Rosie) Denike, Elk Rapids, MI; brother-in-law, Elwood Ott; 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband Charles Elliott, her second husband Milton "Sam" Posey; a brother Bob Denike, a sister Charlotte Ott, stepdaughter Nicole Stubbert and a grandson John Elliott. A celebration and tribute to Joanne's life will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 12:00 Noon at Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Donald L Cannon, 82, Inverness, FL
DONALD L. CANNON, age 82, Inverness, died June 24, 2015 surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast staff. Donald was born on January 20, 1933 in Coal City, IL to the late Oscar and Beulah (Ogden) Cannon. He served our country in the United States Navy. Donald was employed by Sony Pictures in the motion picture industry as a truck driver. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and playing cards. Donald was a member of the Eagles Aerie # 3992 of Inverness, the Burbank, CA Elks Lodge #1497, the Culver City, CA Elks Lodge #1917 and the American Legion Post #45 of Noblesvill, IN. Left to treasure his memory is his wife Janice Cannon; sons Harold (Barbara) Cannon, CA and Donald (Teresa) Cannon, TN, daughters Susan (Alonzo) Hernandez, Dawn (Timothy) Matter, both of FL, Mary Jane Cannon, CA, and Cherie Cannon of IN; a sister Mary Ellen Hersberger, IN; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother Harold Cannon. A celebration and tribute to Donald's life will be held on Saturday, June 27th at 2:00 PM at the Eagles Aerie of Inverness. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast or the American Cancer Society. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Richard "Travis" Carroll, 45, Inverness, FL
Richard T. "Travis" Carroll, 45, Inverness passed away July 11, 2015 at the Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Cost care center in Lecanto. Travis was born in Inverness, FL on Oct 24, 1969 to Richard T. and Marion (Stewart) Carroll. He was a 1987 graduate of Citrus High School. Travis was the co-owner of A-Able Septic Tank Company. Travis enjoyed spending quality time with his son, Ty, airboating, NASCAR , hunting, fishing and playing golf. He is survived by his son, Ty Carroll; his parents, Richard and Marion Carroll, Floral City; Paternal Grandparents, A.T. and Ida Mae Carroll, Ozello, FL 1 brother, Stewart Carroll and his wife, Terri of Bushnell, FL; his Uncle, George Mayo and wife, Brenda, Springhill, FL; Nieces and Nephews, C.J. Carroll and wife, Courtney; Dylan and Justin Carroll. Graveside services will be conducted on Tuesday, July 14th at 11:00 AM from the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness. Please dress in casual attire. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. The family requests donations to Hospice of Citrus County and Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Richard "Travis" Carroll, 45, Inverness, FL
Richard T. "Travis" Carroll, 45, Inverness passed away July 11, 2015 at the Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Cost care center in Lecanto. Travis was born in Inverness, FL on Oct 24, 1969 to Richard T. and Marion (Stewart) Carroll. He was a 1987 graduate of Citrus High School. Travis was the co-owner of A-Able Septic Tank Company. Travis enjoyed spending quality time with his son, Ty, airboating, NASCAR , hunting, fishing and playing golf. He is survived by his son, Ty Carroll; his parents, Richard and Marion Carroll, Floral City; Paternal Grandparents, A.T. and Ida Mae Carroll, Ozello, FL 1 brother, Stewart Carroll and his wife, Terri of Bushnell, FL; his Uncle, George Mayo and wife, Brenda, Springhill, FL; Nieces and Nephews, C.J. Carroll and wife, Courtney; Dylan and Justin Carroll. Graveside services will be conducted on Tuesday, July 14th at 11:00 AM from the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness. Please dress in casual attire. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. The family requests donations to Hospice of Citrus County and Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


William N Cherry, 84, Floral City, FL
William Ned Cherry, age 84, Floral City, went to be with his Lord and Savior on May 4, 2015 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. William was born on May 23, 1930 in Lincolnton, NC to the late John H. and Elsie (Mullis) Cherry. He was employed as a subcontractor in the aluminum business. William enjoyed participating and competing in the Senior Bicycle Races. His loved the Lord and praised him as an evangelist. Left to cherish his memory is his son Mike Cherry, Sr.; daughters Rebecca Cherry and Teresa C. Heton; 12 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Rosie Lee (Bradshaw) Cherry and two grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with local arrangements. Further services and viewing will be under the care of Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens in Charlotte, NC.


Angela D Civitano, 37, Inverness, FL
ANGELA D. CIVITANO, age 37, Inverness, died July 4, 2015 under the loving care of her family and the staff of Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast. Angela was born on October 24, 1977 in Queens, NY. She worked as a dental assistant and also enjoyed employment as a bartender. Angela loved life and everthing life had to give. She was a very outgoing person who never met a stranger. She will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege to know her. Left to cherish her memory is her companion of nine years, Jason Grob; her daughter Deanna Civitano; her sister Samantha Turner, all of Inverness; Jason's parents Pete and Joan Grob and her Aunt Carolyn DiMuro. She was preceded in death by her mother and stepfather, Donna and John Turner. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Carmen Colantino, 89, Inverness, FL
Carmen Colantino, age 89, Inverness, died June 4, 2015 at Select Specialty Hospital South in Edgewood. Carmen was born on July 7, 1925 in the Philippines to the late Jose and Maria (Dia) Manalo. Carmen worked as an attache for the diplomatic service. She is survived by a brother-in-law Thomas Colantino, a sister Bella Manalo of NY and a nephew Lino Manalo. She was preceded in death by her husband Nicholas J. Colantino in 2011. Inurnment will be private at Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Jeanette Cooper, 91, Inverness, FL
Jeanette Toomer Cooper was born on September 20, 1923 in Savannah, GA to George Leonard Nieuwstraten and Lillian Stalls Nieuwstraten. Jeanette spent her childhood in Savannah, her early adulthood as homemaker and mother of six, her midlife years as an entrepreneur within the seafood industry, her early senior years traveling and enjoying saltwater sport fishing, and her final years a captive to the constraints of Alzheimer's disease. She is recognized for her activities in seafood conservation efforts and served as the only female president of the Southeastern Fisheries Association. She participated in community and political affairs and was active in the Presbyterian Church. Her hobbies included gardening and painting. After spending fifty years as a resident of Key West, FL, she came to live with her son-in-law and daughter, Gene and Jeanie Roberts of Inverness, in 2005. She subsequently died in the home they shared on May 26, 2015 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. She is pre-deceased by her parents, her husband, Earl J. Toomer, Jr. of 34 years and her husband Samuel Cooper of 30 years; her sisters Lillian Cecile Orrel and Margaret Ann Williams; her brother George L. Nieuwstraten, Jr; and her son Earl J. Toomer, III. She is survived by three sons, Edwin G. Toomer and his wife Andrea of Englewood, FL, Roy K. Toomer and his wife Virginia of Pledger, TX and Richard E. Toomer of Key West, FL; two daughters Jeanie T. Roberts and husband Gene of Inverness, FL, and Colleen L. Gartenmayer and husband Edward of Key West, FL; 14 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and an ever-growing number of great-great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life and Tribute to Jeanette will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, with Pastor Dan Lyman, Hospice Chaplain officiating. The family will greet friends in visitation from 2:00 PM until the hour of service. A reception for those attending will be held immediately following the ceremony at 1st Presbyterian Church of Inverness. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a memorial contribution to your favorite charity.


Patricia R Day, 80, Inverness, FL
Patricia R. Day, 80, of Inverness, Florida passed away July 20, 2015 at her residence in Inverness. She was born on March 24, 1935 in St. Petersburg, FL to the late William F. and Margaret N. (Lloyd) Stiles. Patricia was a Lutheran by faith, and a Department Manager in the banking industry. After retirement, as a cancer survivor, she became very dedicated to causes for assisting cancer victims. She was a co-founder of the Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys, and was very active in raising funds for the needs of cancer victims; and provided advice and support for cancer patients, survivors, and their families. She arrived in this area in 2005, coming from Big Pine Key, FL. Upon her arrival, she became very active as an official in a national cancer organization. She loved fishing, boat camping, scuba diving, and other water activities, and traveled extensively. Patricia loved life and people, and celebrated her 60th birthday by skydiving. She was preceded in death by her brother, Franklin L. Stiles. Patricia is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Carl B. Day. Other survivors include son John Michael (Amy) DeChant III of Canton, N.C.; her niece Carolyn (Peter) Nelson; nephews Al (Tammy) Stiles, Royce (Lisa) Warren, Darron (Kim) Stiles; and numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held for Patricia in St. Petersburg at a later date. Please consider donations in Patricia's name to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL, is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


Steven J Dehn, 55, Lehigh Acres, FL
Steven J. Dehn, age 55, died June 3, 2015 at his residence in Lehigh Acres. Steven was born on October 18, 1959 in Queens, New York City, NY to the late Joseph Dehn and Judith (Leiser) Carcioppolo. He proudly served our country in the United States Army and Army National Reserve for a period of 12 years, receiving many citations during his career. He loved being with his dog "Buddy". Left to cherish his memory are his brothers Raymond Dehn, Joseph Dehn and sister Lisa Stearns and her husband Jeff, all of Crystal River; nieces and nephews Raymond Dehn, Jr., Robert Dehn, Darby Dehn, Jeffrey Stearns, Jr. and Scott Stearns and great-niece Mylee Rae. Inurnment will be private at the Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Joseph A Delgado, 61, Inverness, FL
JOSE ANTONIO DELGADO, age 61, Inverness, died May 3, 2015. Jose was born on October 31, 1953 in New York City to Ismael and Carmen (Santos) Delgado. He proudly served our country in the United States Air Force. Jose was the owner/operator of his trucking business. When not behind the wheel of his 18-wheeler, he enjoyed watching movies and television. Left to cherish his memory is his daughter Abigail Delgado and her two children, Elijah and Miracle; his mother Carmen Santos, all of Inverness and his brother Edwin Sanchez. A celebration and tribute to Jose's life will be held on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Vito J Delgorio, Jr., 45, Inverness, FL
Vito Joseph Delgorio, Jr., age 45, Inverness, was called home on June 19, 2015 to be with his Lord. He was the husband of Tina Marie Delgorio and Father of Vito J. Delgorio, III. He is survived by his loving parents Vito Joseph Delgorio, Sr. and Judith A. Delgorio, sister Denise A. Kujat and brother-in-law Jayson, nephew Julian and niece Jocelyn, Father and Mother-in-Law Charles and Linda Watts, Brother-in-Laws Charlie and Wally, niece Jordan, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and many friends. Vito was born in Wurzburg, Germany in 1970 while his father served in the U.S. Army. Vito attended Our Lady of Queen of Peace Elementary School, Monsignor Farrell High School and Wagner College, was a member of Theta Chi Fraternity on Staten Island, NY. In 1991, Vito moved to Spring Hill, Florida where he met Tina Marie Watts. In 1993, they were married and headed to Gainesville, Florida to complete their education. Vito graduated from Sante Fe College in computer sciences and Tina received her Master's Degree in Education. Vito joined F and H Contractors of Crystal River, Florida in 2001 as their systems administrator. Vito was an avid gamer and enjoyed camping with his family. He was a Committee member of Boy Scouts Troop 457 and the Awards Chairman for Cub Scout Pack 302. Vito was a hard-working, loving husband and father. He was a loving and considerate man who befriended any person he met. He loved to smile and tell jokes which everyone loved. He was kind, generous and loving. His sudden departure cannot be explained but those of faith will certainly understand that when we get our call, we must go home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Hills of Rest Cemetery. The family invites friends in visitation from 2-4 and 6-8 PM on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Germaine J Dewey, 98, Inverness, FL
GERMAINE J. DEWEY, 98, has been reunited with God in Heaven and most of her family on May 9, 2015, after a long journey on earth. Germaine was the eldest daughter of Joseph and Rose (Melancon) Lavallee. Germaine is survived by her son Joseph of Hernando, FL and her daughter Susan (Dewey) Deslongchamps of Hernando, FL, Warren and Bernardston, MA. She also leaves two granddaughters, Samantha Deslongchamps of Millbury, MA and Amelia Deslongchamps of Brooklyn, NY, two great granddaughters Chelsea Goodrich of El Paso, TX and Kirstin Goodrich of Ware, and was soon to have a great-great grandchild. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. In 1994 she was predeceased by her only grandson Aaron Deslongchamps of Warren, MA. In 2007 she was predeceased by her estranged husband Burton E. Dewey. She was also predeceased by her sisters M. Anita (Lavallee) Fielding and Bernadette (Lavallee, Dupsha) King. Born in Springfield, MA on December 29, 1916 and raised in Springfield, MA, later moving to Ware, MA and Warren, MA but living most of her life in Palmer, MA and most recently living in Inverness, FL near her son and daughter. Gerry graduated from Baypath College and worked at Warren Pumps during WWII. Later she moved to Palmer and was employed by the Palmer National Bank for many years and Monson Developmental Center from which she retired in 1981. Gerry was a communicant of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Palmer for many years and was a member of the Daughters of Isabella. Germaine was a quiet person and enjoyed many hours doing crossword puzzles and reading. She also enjoyed traveling with close friends and her sisters on many short trips throughout New England. In accordance with Germaine's wishes there will be no calling hours. A memorial Mass will be said for Gerry at a later date at St. Thomas the Apostle in Palmer, MA. Burial will take place in St. Paul's Cemetery in Warren, MA and will be at the discretion of the family. Should family or friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to New Horizon Senior Living, 1745 Forest Drive, Inverness, FL, 34453, where Gerry spent her later years living care free. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family.


Joseph DiSanto, 93, Floral City, FL
Joseph DiSanto, 93 of Floral City, died Sunday, May 17, 2015 at his home under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Born in Newark, New Jersey on March 2, 1922 to the late Dominick and Lucia DiSanto, he came here in 1981 from Ringwood, NJ. Mr. DiSanto retired from the Ford Motor Company as an electrician after 30 years of service. He was a WWII US Army veteran serving with the 44th and 82nd Airborne Divisions, and the 2671 Special Recon Group of the OSS in Africa, France and Italy. He fought with the French and Italian Resistance Forces in Italy. Among his many military decorations he was awarded the Bronze Star, OSS Office of Strategic Service Medal, the European African Middle East Campaign Medal with 2 Arrow Head Invasions and 4 Battle Stars, and the Parachute Wings Medal with 3 combat jump stars. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish, the Knights of Columbus (4th degree), VFW Post 7122 in Floral City, 82nd Airborne Association, and the UAW Retirees. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters: Yvonne (Roy) Bryant of Floral City and Claudette (Karl) von der Heyde of West Milford, NJ; 2 brothers: Dominick DiVito of Floral City and JoJo DiVito of New Jersey; 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Aline; his son Paul DiSanto, his daughter, Donna DiSanto; 3 brothers, Peter, Leo & Phillip; 5 sisters, Ann, Minnie, Angelina, Nancy and Antoinette. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, May 21st at 10:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Tim Cummings, celebrant. Burial with military honors will follow in Florida National Cemetery. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home Wednesday from 3:00 until 5:00 pm, where Wake Vigil services will be offered at 4:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675


James J Divis, Jr, 81, Inverness, FL
James Joseph Divis, Jr., 81, Inverness passed away July 26, 2015 at the Citrus Hills Health & Rehab Center. Mr Divis was born in Cleveland, OH on March 25, 1934 to the late James and Emily (Witucky) Divis and came to Inverness in 1996 from Solon, OH. He was retired as the Chief of Detectives for the Cleveland Heights Police Dept with 26 years of service and served our country in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a member of American Legion Post 233 of Cleveland and the FBI Academy Associates. Left to mourn his loss is his wife of 59 years, Beverly (McSweeney) Divis; 4 children, James J. Divis, III of Solon, OH; Thomas M. Divis, Streetsboro, OH; John C. Divis, Mooresville, NC; Kelly Ann Lilley, Allen, TX; 2 brothers, Thomas and Bernard Divis; 2 sisters, "Tish" Bush and Joan Bender; 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Gregory. Graveside military services will be conducted Friday, July 31, 2015 at 2:30 PM from Florida National Cemetery with Deacon Fred Geil and Marine Corps League Citrus Detachment # 819 officiating. There will be no calling hours. The procession will leave the Chas E Davis Funeral Home at 1:30 PM.


Samuel E Dixon, 89, Inverness, FL
Samuel Edward Dixon Sam "Coach" Dixon was born in Norton, Wise County, Virginia June 25, 1925. Sam passed away June 14, 2015, at his home with his friends at family at his side. Sam was born to Frank Dixon and Lily Byrd, and was one of six children including three girls and three boys. One brother, Frank Dixon, is the only living sibling, and resides near San Diego, California. Sam is survived by his wife of 32 loving years, Evelyn "Evie" Yeakle Dixon. Sam loved people, and was known for his soft-spoken, kind demeanor. Sam was an exceptional athlete all his life, and when not in school or working, he was shooting hoops at the neighborhood basketball court. He became the star of his high school basketball and football teams. Sam was drafted into the United States Army Sept. 29, 1943 and inducted on Oct. 20, 1943. He was assigned to the First Infantry Division of the U.S. Army for the assault on Normandy, France. His outfit was the 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd battalion, Company G which stormed Normandy Beach June 6, 1944 ("D-Day"). He landed on Omaha Beach in the third wave. He was wounded twice during the war. Each time, he was going to the aid of soldiers that were wounded and could not get shelter. The first time was July 28, 1944, in Savigny, France. He was wounded in the leg by enemy machine gun fire. He was awarded the Purple Heart and a Bronze Star for Valor. He was hospitalized for four months in England. He returned to duty just prior to the Battle of the Bulge, and his unit was almost completely wiped out. He was wounded a second time Feb. 26, 1945, as his unit crossed the Rohr River in Germany. During that battle, two critically wounded soldiers called out for help. Sam ran out to help them and carried one on his back and one under his arm to shelter at a farmhouse. He took the soldiers to the basement and went back upstairs to tell his commanding officer about the men when we was wounded a second time in the neck and throat. He was awarded a second Purple Heart and a second Bronze Star. Sam was discharged Sept. 27 1945, and the VA declared him 50% disabled due to his throat injury. Two days later, he played in his high school's football game as quarterback Sept. 29 in Norton, Virginia. During WWII, Sam participated in the following campaigns: Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, and the Rhineland, and he was an ammunition handler for a 60mm mortar. His medals include four (4) bronze stars for each of the campaigns he participated in, a combat infantry badge, two (2) purple hearts, a bronze star medal, a bronze service arrowhead, and a good conduct medal. After the war, he received a college degree thanks to the GI-Bill and received a B.A. from Emory and Henry College in 1950 and a M.A. from Eastern Tennessee State. He was inducted in the sports Hall of Fame at Emory and Henry College for basketball. He taught and coached in seven high schools in Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware for over 35 years. After his retirement in 1984 from public schools, he trained to become a tennis-teaching pro. He was a head pro at several locations in West Virginia and Maryland, and taught private lessons and clinics on a tennis court he built himself on his 14-acre property in Washington County, Maryland. After retirement, he started to engage in sanctioned USTA tennis tournaments across the country. He enjoyed playing singles and doubles. He was ranked as high as #12 in the nation in 1992, and continued to play tennis competitively up until a few years ago. It was his passion. He taught tennis clinics at Terra Vista Tennis Center, and enjoyed coaching individual players to improve their skills. He continued to coach from the sidelines even when he was not able to play. Sam visited France and Belgium three times later in life to revisit the places he marched in the war. He was appointed Chevalier (knight) of the Legion of Honor, France's highest military distinction for civilians. It is a sign of France's infinite gratitude and appreciation for contribution to France in WWII. Coach is survived by three sons, Phillip Dixon, Samuel Dixon Jr. and wife Jenny, and James Dixon. He also has a step-daughter, Marcie Kapsch. He has three grandchildren, Dwight Dixon, Trey Kapsch, and Bayla Kapsch. A memorial service will be held at the West Citrus Elk's Lodge on Grover Cleveland Avenue, Homosassa, Florida. Service will be Wed. June 24, 11:00 AM. Food will be provided following the service. A burial will take place in Arlington National Cemetery in a few months, date to be determined. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.


Margaret M Dowd, 76, Inverness, FL
MARGARET "PEGGY" MARY DOWD, age 76, Inverness, died June 13, 2015 at her residence. Peggy was born on December 19, 1938 in Brooklyn, NY. She was employed in the banking industry as a teller. Peggy was a parishioner at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. She enjoyed reading, gardening and loved being with her dog "Whiskey." She is survived by cousins on both sides of her family, the Dowd's and the Roarke's. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Theo R Edwards, Jr., 79, Floral City, FL
Theo Russell Edwards, Jr., 79, Floral City died at Citrus Memorial Hospital on May 27, 2015 following an extended illness. Russell was born on December 7, 1935 in Turkey Creek, FL to the late Theo R. and Hazel (Robbins) Edwards and came to this area in 2003 from New Port Richey. He was employed for 34 years with Publix Supermarkets as a manager in their meat department. He served our country in the United States Marine Corp. He was a member of J. Dewey Hawkins Masonic Lodge No. 331 in Oakland Park, FL for 33 years with a dual membership at Floral City Masonic Lodge No. 133, former member of the Inverness Golf & Country Club and Inverness Moose Lodge. He was an active member of the Withlapopka Civic Assocation. Russell was an avid golfer and fisherman and was an accomplished egg art artist. Left to mourn his loss is his wife, Nan Edwards, Floral City; 2 brothers, Allen G. (Nancy) Edwards, Homosassa; Dennis (Toni) Edwards, Dixie, Idaho; 3 sisters, Joanne Townsend, Gainesville, FL; Jan Cribbs, Odessa, FL; Rena (J.R.)Phillips, Pinellas Park, FL; 2 grandchildren, Wendy Oros of Naples, FL and Brandy (Jason) Pierce, Battle Creek, MI and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Patricia Carson in 1995. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, June 1st at 2:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Dairold Rushing officiating. Masonic Services will follow conducted by Memorial Lodge No. 19. Burial will follow in Red Level Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 until the hour of service. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made in his memory to Shriners Hospital for Children, 12502 North Pine Drive, Tampa, FL 33612 in lieu of flowers.


Tammy L Elharrar, 56, Lady Lake, FL
Tammy Lee (nee Charles) Elharrar, 56, of Lady Lake, FL passed away June 29, 2015 at The Villages Regional Hospital. She was born on May 21, 1959 in Xenia, OH. Tammy attended Ft. Walton Beach High School and participated in the school band as a clarinet player and afterwards, enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. Tammy worked for D.C.F. as an accountant, was a Protestant by faith, and loved spending time with her family. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Harold Charles. Survivors include children Joshua Briscoe of Lake City, FL, and Tiffany Briscoe of Kissimmee, FL; mother Shirley Logan of Inverness, FL, sister Toni Smith of Inverness, FL; step-mother Abbie Eckhardt; step-sisters Donna (Chuck) Holden, Carolyn (Tim) Phillips, Lisa Strong, and Karen (Michael) Laver; step-brother Ray Sanders; and 3 grandchildren, Railyn, Cayden, and Kiley. A Celebration of Tammy's Life will be held on Thursday, July 9, 11:00 A.M. at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, with Rev. Dairold Rushing officiating.


Billy R Ellis, 56, Inverness, FL
Billy R. Ellis, age 56, Inverness, died May 30, 2015 at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center. Billy was born on August 28, 1958 in Gadsen, AL to the late L.C.and Charity (Newton) Ellis. Billy was employed as a plumber. He was an avid fisherman. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 27 years, Lori Ellis; his son Matthew Ellis, MN; his daughter Ann Ellis, Clearwater, FL; stepsons Adam (Carla) Miller, Jesse Miller; stepdaughter Mellissa (Jason) Peacock, all of Rome, GA; brothers Eugene Ellis, L.C. Ellis, Jr. (Gail), Dunedin, FL and Eddie (Debbie) Ellis, Palm Harbor, FL; 12 grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Evelyn A Elmore, 82, Homosassa, FL
EVELYN ANN ELMORE, age 82, Homosassa, died July 6, 2015 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast staff. Evelyn was born on January 27, 1933 in Ishpeming, MI to the late Jarl and Martha (Holma) Pontti. Evelyn worked at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI as a Registered Nurse. She was very artistic, enjoyed making baskets, and was an excellent seamstress who made all of her children's clothing. She was an avid reader and excellent cook. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 60 years, George R. Elmore; sons Paul (Denise) Elmore, Sugarland, TX, Philip Elmore, Trenton, MI; daughters Cynthia (Barry) Steele, Brownstown, MI and Teresa (James) Ortner, Chandler, AZ; brothers Donald (Jeanne) Pontti, Kodiak, AK and James (Judy) Pequet, Spring Arbor, MI; sister Lorraine K. Kreske, Jonesville, MI; 7 grandchildren, Jennifer, Scott, Sarah, Jimmy, Jake, Noelle and Jaycie and three great-grandchildren, Adrian, Ashton and Reese. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Friday, July 10, 2015 at 12:00 Noon at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will greet friends in visitation from 3-5 PM on Thursday, July 9, 2015. Memorial donations are requested to Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Patricia L Ewry, 74, Homosassa, FL
Patricia L. Ewry, 74, Homosassa, FL died July 22 2015 at her residence. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL


Lillian R Fehrenbach, 93, Inverness, FL
Lillian R. Fehrenbach, 93, Inverness passed away May 2, 2015 in Highland Place under the care of Hospice of Citrus and The Nature Coast. Mrs Fehrenbach was born in Guttenburg, NJ on Aug 10, 1921 to the late George and Florence (Becker) Schinkel and came to this area in 1986 from Bethpage, Long Island, NY. She lived in Lakeside Estates with her husband for over 25 years and enjoyed playing golf with the “9 holers”. She is survived by two daughters, Diane Goss of Inverness and Regina Schlamp of Arlington Heights, IL; 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin J. Fehrenbach on Aug 15, 1992. They were married 50 years. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, May 5th at 11:00 AM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be accepted by Hospice of Citrus and The Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464


Nadean Fillyaw, 74, Daytona Beach, FL
Nadean Fillyaw, 74, Daytona Beach, formerly of Inverness, passed away May 17, 2015. She was born May 2, 1941 in Miami, FL to the late James and Sarah Fillyaw. She was a retired secretary. She is survived by her husband George Guilemette. Funeral services Friday, May 22, 3:00 PM from Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with burial following in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness.


Mary J Flaitz, 88, Ocala, FL
Mary Janet Flaitz, age 88 of Ocala, died June 29th, 2015 under the loving care of her family and the staff of Highland Place, Inverness. Mary was born on August 9th, 1926 in Stambaugh, MI to the late Edward & Regina (Fotchman) Oberdorfer. Her father was a dentist in Iron River, MI and she remembered with great fondness and pride the time she spent working in his dental practice as a girl. After receiving her Bachelor's degree, she was employed as a 3rd grade teacher for many years. Mary and her husband moved from Houston, TX to Miami, FL in 1956. After the death of her husband, Mary eventually relocated to Ocala, FL in 1992. While Florida had become Mary's permanent residence, she always considered the upper peninsula area of Michigan, specifically Iron River, as her true home and the source of her roots. Mary was a member of the Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala for 22 years where she served as an alter woman. Something she was very proud of. After moving to Highland Place, she began to worship at Our Lady of Fatima, Inverness. Mary's interests included golfing, taking walks, swimming and listening to talk radio. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Felix Flaitz. Left to cherish her memory are daughters, Catherine Flaitz, Columbus OH and Jane Nikkel (Richard), Thomasville GA; sons, Donald Flaitz (Susan), Floral City FL and Edward Flaitz (Cristina), Ocala FL; and 4 grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima on Friday, July 10th at 1:00 p.m. Private cremation arrangements by Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


James L Foust, Jr., 49, Floral City, FL
James Loyal Foust, Jr., age 49, Floral City, died July 16, 2015 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Jamie was born on NOvember 12, 1965 in Brooksville to James L. Foust, Sr. and Carol (Hooker) Foust. He served our country in the United States Air Force. Jamie worked as a printer for various printing companies. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle. Survivors include his daughter Ashley Foust; his father James Foust, Sr. and his sister Cheryl Strand; Uncle Jere and Aunt Darlene Hooker and many other extended relatives. He was preceded in death by his mother, Carol Hooker Foust. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Thomas R Freeman, 55, Floral City, FL
Thomas R. "Tommy" Freeman, age 55, Floral City, died May 30, 2015 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Tommy was born on December 26, 1959 in Cincinnati to the late Winlock and Edith (Dalton) Freeman. He served our country in the United States Marine Corps. Tommy enjoyed being with his dog "B.B. King" and his cat "Turtle." He had an extensive Coca Cola collection of a variety of items. An avid NASCAR fan, his favorite driver was Matt Kenseth. He enjoyed being with his sister, his nieces, his mother and his friends at Trails End. He is survived by his brother Joseph Freeman and sisters Martha Freeman, Christina Crowell and Debra Witt. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Donald R Germann, 86, Floral City, FL
Donald R. Germann, 86, Floral City, FL, formerly of Maysville, KY passed away July 6, 2015 at the Hernando-Pasco Hospice in Lecanto. Mr Germann was born in Ripley, OH on May 12, 1929 to the late John and Elizabeth (Downing) Germann and moved to Florida in 2004. He was a retired dairy farmer. He enjoyed wood crafting, fishing, dancing, remodeling homes, playing cards and his Kentucky Wildcats. He was a member of the F.O.E. And auxillary member of several V.F.W. Posts in the area. Left to mourn his loss is his wonderful companion, Barbara Ramsay; his three sons, Jory Germann and Don Germann, both of Maysville, KY; Greg Germann and his wife, Jeannine, Inverness, FL; 1 sister, Rosalie Bissett, Lake Placid, FL; 10 grandchildren, Heather, Jorrell, Lindsey, Becki, Brooke, Carley, Destini, Dustin, Stacy, and Teresa; several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his siblings, John, Justin, Cecelia, and Jerry. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to The American Cancer Society or a Hospice organization of your choice. Cremation arrangements under the direction of the Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Godfrey M Gibbons, 72, Inverness, FL
Godfrey M. Gibbons, age 72, died July 26, 2015. Godfrey was born on May 1, 1943 in New York City to the late Louis and Frances (Dixon) Gibbons Hunter. He was a commercial bus driver and an avid fan of transportation systems, especially trains and buses. A loving man devoted to his family, he will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Left to cherish his memory is his brother William Hunter, Jr. (Tracy) Fishkill, NY; his sister Louise Gibbons-Blocker, Jamaica, NY; special friends Cathy and Orelio (Papo) Alfonso and James King; many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law Freddie Phillip Blocker, niece Dawn Miller, nephew Tracy Blocker and great nieces Jasper Beth Harris and Thyais Blocker. Private arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Donald E Giddens, 83, Clermont, GA
Donald Edwin Giddens, age 83, Gainesville, GA and formerly of Inverness, went to be with his Lord on June 20, 2015. A native Floridian, Don was born on January 19, 1932 in Pineola, FL. He attended Citrus County Schools and graduated with the class of 1950. He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. Don was employed by LP Gas for over 40 years in Inverness, starting as a delivery man and working his way up to management. His favorite hobby was woodworking. He was a 50-year member of First Baptist Church of Inverness and served as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 61 years, Belva Giddens; his son Dwight (Tiffany) Giddens, Clermont, GA; daughter Rhonda (Dewey) Surface, Alpharetta, GA; his sister Earlene (Bill) Crews, Kingsland, GA; grandchildren Ryan, Allison, Heather, Melinda, Lauren and Dakota and great-grandchildren Lane, Lilly, Crosby, Aedan and Miles. He was preceded in death by his brother Dewey W. Giddens. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Burial will follow with military honors at Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends in visitation from 11:00 AM until the hour of service. Memorial donations are suggested to First Baptist Church of Inverness or Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 5233 Will Wheeler Road, Murrayville, GA 30564 in lieu of flowers.


Dorene L Gillmore, 87, Hernando, FL
Dorene L. Gillmore, age 87, Hernando, died June 4, 2015 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Dorene was born on September 15, 1927 in Inglewood, CA to the late Charles E. and Olarene (Newland) Rasband. Dorene was employed as a legal bookkeeper. She enjoyed fishing, camping and dancing. She was a member of the Jesus Christ Church of Latter Day Saints, Lecanto Ward. Left to cherish her memory are sons Stephen Gillmore, Floral City, FL and Michael Gillmore, Cour d' Alene, ID; daughters Charene (Anthony) Ferro, Ocala, FL, Renee (Leon) Mecham, Jonesboro, TX and Leslie (Michael) Duncanville, TX; her sister Nola Goeglein, Irvine, CA; 5 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and 1 one great-great grandchild. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Monday, June 8, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory with Bishop Jerry Campbell officiating. The family will greet friends in visitation from 10:00 AM until the hour of service.


Sam A Gist, 90, Inverness, FL
SAM A. GIST, JR., age 90, Inverness, died June 11, 2015 at his residence. Sam was born on January 11, 1925 in Baldwin,MS to the late Sam A. Gist, Sr. and Grace (Russell) Gist. Sam served our country in the United States Army Air Corp during WWII. He started his working career as a long distance truck driver after which he was a real estate agent and finally retired after owning Gist R.V. Sales in Inverness. Sam was an accomplished fisherman and golfer. He was an avid Tampa Bay Rays fan. He was a member of the Wayne Masonic Lodge #112 in Wayne, MI. Sam was an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Inverness. Left to cherish his memory are his sons Jerry Wayne (Cynthia) Gist, Jacksonville, FL and W. Donald Gist, St. Charles, MO; his brothers Bill (Joan) Gist, MS and Charles (Denise) Gist, Inverness; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 40 years, Mary Madge Gist and his second wife of 22 years, LaVerne Gist. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 10:00 AM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral. Burial will follow at Fero Memorial Gardens in Beverly Hills with military honors. The family will receive friends in visitation on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 from 3-5 PM at the funeral home. Please consider donations in Sam's memory to HTTP://www.gofundme.com/Matthew's CTCL fund or Process Ministries, 6396 Autumn Berry Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32258 in lieu of flowers.


Isabelle K Glowacki, 84, Inverness, FL
ISABELLE K. GLOWACKI, age 84, Inverness, died July 18, 2015 under the care of the staff of Citrus Health and Rehab and her loving family. Isabelle was born on November 10, 1930 in Erie, PA to the late Frank and Stella (Koprowski) Szparaga. She worked as a machinist for American Meter Company for over ten years. Isabelle was talented in making crafts, was an excellent seamstress and was a blue ribbon winner for her crocheted pieces at the Citrus County Fair. She was a wonderful homemaker and cook. She enjoyed playing bingo and cards. She was a volunteer at the Citrus County Blood Bank and also volunteered at the VA Clinic. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 57 years, Henry J. Glowacki; her son, Matthew (Caroline) Glowacki, Erie, PA; her daughter Marianne Glowacki and her companion Wayne Luther, Inverness, FL; her brother Henry Szparaga, Erie, PA; two grandchildren, Philip and Garrett Glowacki and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother Leo Szparaga and her sister Jean Michalski. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 9:30 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Inurnment will be private at the Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Paul Goodrow, 91, Beverly Hills, FL
Paul Goodrow, age 91, Beverly Hills, died June 4, 2015 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast. He served our country in the United States Navy during WWII. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


William R Graf, 81, Inverness, FL
William R. Graf, age 81 passed away peacefully in his home with family at his side, on July 15, 2015. Bill was born on December 8, 1933 in St. Paul, Minnesota, son of Charles and Ruth Graf, brother of Dick (Mary Jo-deceased), Roger (Nancy), Loren (Marilyn) and the late Don (Sandy-deceased). He lived in St. Paul and Burlington, Iowa beore retiring to Inverness, FL, with his wife Mary. Bill served in the US Marine Corps and was a veteran of the Korean War. Bill was beloved by his wife Mary and was a loving father to Teri (Jose), Reenie, Ali (Jim), Dori (Dan), Audrey (Bob), Katy (Jeff), Deb (Duane-deceased), Roger-deceased (Dixie), Randy (Dana), Barb (Charlie) and Eric (Karla). He is also survived by 25 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to gather for a celebration of his life at the First Christian Church of Inverness Fellowship Hall, 2018 Colonade Street, Inverness, FL 34453 on Saturday, July 18th from 1:00-3:00 PM. Cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Herman Gregory, 79, Inverness, FL
Herman Gregory, age 79, Inverness, died July 8, 2015 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Herman was born on November 10, 1935 in Laurel County, KY to the late Joseph and Doris (Jones) Gregory. He was employed by Monsanto Chemical Company for over 30 years. He was an accomplished bricklayer, stone mason and Masonic brother of North Bend Lodge #346, throughout his years at Monsanto and after his retirement. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 26 years, June Gregory; his children Daniel Gregory, Donna Gregory (preceded in death), Tina Barrett, Cincinnati, OH, Cynthia (David) Knippenberg, Lawrenceburg, IN, Susan (Terry) Tucker, Batavia, OH and Shawn (Christina) Gregory, Cincinnati, OH; stepchildren Sharon (James) Buchanan, Cincinnati, OH, Steven (Michelle) Snyder, Cincinnati, OH, Donna (Timothy) Huckaby, Aurora, IN and Edwina (Edward) Watson, Hebron, KY; his brothers Kenneth (Karen) Gregory, Cincinnati, OH and Glenn (April) Carroll, Dayton, OH; his sisters Shirley Witt (preceded in death), Carol (Manuel) Couch, North Vernon, IN and Jean (Rusty) Sellmeyer. He had 19 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. A celebration and tribute to Herman’s life will be held on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 3:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. A second ceremony will be held in Cincinnati, OH to celebrate Herman’s life at a date to be announced by the Gregory Family. The Gregory family respectfully requests all family and friends to donate in Herman’s name to either contribute to the American Heart Association or the National Kidney Foundation in lieu of sending flowers.


Jane D Griffin, 96, Homosassa, FL
Jane D. Griffin, age 96, of Homosassa, FL, passed away on July 8, 2015 under the loving care of her family and the staff of Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast. Jane was born on August 23, 1918 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Arthur and Cleo (Ecklund) Conlin. She relocated from Cleveland, OH to Citrus County with her husband, Armund, 68 years ago. She had a great love for dogs and her true passion was breeding and raising English Springer Spaniel show dogs and attending dog shows. Jane is preceded in death by her loving husband, Armund. Left to mourn her passing and cherish her memory are her daughter, Trudy Griffin Bond of Homosassa, FL; son, Gerald Griffin of Homosassa, FL; grandson, Todd Griffin of Hudson, FL; 1 great grandchild and her dear lifelong friend, Marie Cortelli of Cleveland, OH. Private arrangements by Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Donald R Gronauer, 94, Inverness, FL
Donald R. Gronauer, 94, of Inverness, Florida passed away July 18, 2015 at New Horizons ALF in Inverness. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 8, 1920 to the late Frederick and Mable (Blattermane) Gronauer. Donald was in Expeditor in the construction industry, and a very avid and talented golfer; making numerous holes-in-one. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, and a member of the Unity Church in Lee Summit, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his brother Fred Gronauer. Donald is survived by his loving wife of 74 years, Kathryn Gronauer of Inverness. Other survivors include his children John (Emily Harris) Gronauer of Brooksville, FL, and Janice (Gerald) Goodwin of Dunedin, FL; 4 grandsons and 5 great-grandchildren. A graveside service with military honors is scheduled for Friday, July 31, 2015 at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Bobby W Haddock, 70, Inverness, FL
BOBBY W. HADDOCK, age 70, died May 4, 2015 at his residence under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Bobby was born on November 23, 1944 in Darby, PA to the late Wlater and Daisy (Roark) Haddock. He was a millright in the oil refining industry, a job he enjoyed. Bobby was an accomplished carpenter and stained glass artist. He was an avid fisherman. A loving husband, father and grandfather, he will be deeply missed by those who knew him. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 42 years, Myra Haddock; his son Terence (Magda) Haddock, Krakow, Poland; his daughter Sherry (Edward) Sawicki, New Castle, DE; brothers Lynn (Jean) Haddock, Elkton, MD and Barry Haddock, sisters Jean (Howard) Thomas and Linda Haddock, all of Newark, DE; grandchildren Daniel, Klaudia and Benjamin. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements. A celebration and tribute to Bobby's life will be held at Lake Tsala Gardens Clubhouse on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 4:00 PM.


Joyce Hamman, 93, Inverness, FL
Joyce Hamman, age 93, passed away June 5, 2015 at Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast House in Lecanto. She was born on April 25, 1922 in Fostoria, OH to Tony and Mary Pillsburg. Joyce, who moved to Citrus County over 40 years ago from St. Petersburg, belonged to the Citrus County Craft Council, where her specialty was crocheting and knitting. Another hobby was working in her greenhouse where she could grow anything! Survivors are her two daughters, four grandchildren, four greats, nieces, a nephew and some close friends and neighbors. At Joyce's request, there will be no services. Contributions in her memory may be made to Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast House at 3350 West Audubon Park Path, Lecanto, FL 34461.


John J Haney, 86, Inverness, FL
JOHN JOSEPH HANEY, JR. age 86, Inverness, FL died May 10, 2015 under the loving care of his family and the staff of Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast. John was born on August 22, 1928 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late John J. Haney, Sr. and Margaret (Greer) Haney. He proudly served our country aboard the USS Boxer during the Korean War in the United States Navy. John was proud of his Scottish heritage. John was employed as a supervisor in the machinery maintenance industry. A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he will be deeply missed by all whose lives he touched. John was an avid football fan, everything "Miami Dolphins." He was known to tinker and had a garage full of tools to help him repair or build anything he put his mind to. He also enjoyed working in his yard. Left to cherish his memory is his devoted wife of 25 years, Karen Haney; his children John J. Haney III and his wife Cynthia, Cooper City, FL, Linda (Haney) Green and her husband James David, Acworth, GA, David G. Haney and his wife Susan, Sunrise, FL, Timothy R. Haney, Hollywood, FL; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; his former spouse and Mother of his children, Rita Haney. One of 9 children, he was preceded in death by his parents and all of his siblings. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Burial will follow with military honors at Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends in visitation from 12:30 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in John's memory are requested to Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Teddy R Harrell, 74, Inverness, FL
Teddy R. Harrell, age 74, died May 23, 2015 under the loving care of his family and the devoted staff at Hospice of Citrus County and Nature Coast House in Lecanto. A native Floridian, Teddy was born in Lithia, FL on December 14, 1940 to the late Ruffin and Annie (Johnson) Harrell. He was employed as a long-distance truck driver. Teddy loved to watch football and was an avid Florida Gator fan. A loving husband, father and grandfather, his happiest times were when he was able to spend time with his family. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of 55 years, Luckie Harrell; his son Kert Harrell (wife-Michele), Cropwell, AL; daughters Clarrissa Williamson (husband-Tim), Tampa, FL and Christine Polk, Inverness; grandchildren Timmy, Robert, Tiffany, Jessica, Dylan and great-grandchildren Hailey, Todd, Zoey, Christine and Paisley. He was preceded in death by all of his siblings, three brothers and a sister. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Wed. May 27th at 3:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Billy Ogle officiating. Burial will follow in Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City. If friends so desire, memorial donations to the family to offset funeral costs in lieu of flowers would be deeply appreciated.


Ann C Harris, 85, Inglis, FL
Ann Catherine Harris, 85, Inglis, FL left this world on May 13, 2015 to go to join her "Beloved Husband" Rod, who passed away in 1991. She was born in Camden, N.J. on September 5, 1929 to the late Eugene and Lillian (Scheina) Pierznik. Ann was a court clerk in East Hampton Township, N.J. for 20 years. She arrived in this area in 1996, coming from Beach Haven, N.J., and was a Catholic by faith. Their love gave them 4 children: Marilyn Burleigh of Inglis, Annette White of Palm Harbor, FL, John R. (Nina) Harris, Dunnellon, and Jerome E. (Brenda) Harris of Dunnellon; 6 grandchildren, Keith, Heather, Erica, Jerry, Montana, and Autumn; 2 Great-Grandchildren, Chase and Riley. "Be Happy for me. No tears or sadness. I am with My Love. I love you all, and will be waiting to be united later. Till then, I'll just say, ""See You Later"". Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Florence V Hartley, 87, Inverness, FL
Florence Virginia Hartley, age 87, Inverness, died May 4, 2015 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast. Florence was born on April 3, 1928 in Charleston, WV to the late James W. and Lousia J. (O'Dell) Kinder. She was employed as a bookkeeper for a paint manufacturing company. Florence enjoyed cooking and gardening; she loved tending her flowers in her yard. She is survived by dear friends Willie T. and Sara M. White. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Douglas Hartley as well as all of her siblings. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


George P Helvy, 77, Belleview, FL
GEORGE P. HELVY, age 77, Belleview, died May 26, 2015 under the care of the staff at the Sylvia Hospice House in Ocala and his loving family. George was born on September 10, 1937 in Poplar Bluff, MO to the late Columbus L. and Nellie May (Cox) Helvy. He proudly served our country in the United States Navy. George was a long-distance truck driver, a job he enjoyed very much as it allowed him the ability to travel through most of the states. When he was not trucking, he liked to watch television and his particular favorites were John Wayne and Clint Eastwood westerns as well as Gunsmoke, Bonanza and Walker-- Texas Ranger. George also enjoyed fishing with his grandsons. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 58 years, Bernice Helvy; his son B.J. Helvy and daughter Jenie May Callahan (husband-Sonny) all of Belleview; grandchildren Gina, Donny, Darrell and Christopher and great-grandchildren Ethan, Grayson, Gabin, Jayden, Sander, Jancie, Rhea, Brianna, Natalie, Colby, Jackson, McKenzie and one on-the-way! A graveside military service will take place on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 2:30 PM at Florida National Cemetery. Friends may gather at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory at 1:45 to join the procession to the cemetery.


Maynard J Hills, 89, Floral City, FL
Maynard Jack Hills, age 89, Floral City, died June 17, 2015 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast. Maynard was born on June 12, 1926 in Maine, NY to the late Cecile and Mildred (Corwin) Hills. He proudly served our country in the United States Army during WWII in the 1st Calvary, 8th mounted regiment. His group was one of the last to train on horseback in Fort Riley, Kansas in 1945 after which he went to Japan with the occupied forces. Maynard was employed by Dover Industries for over ten years, a machine manufacturing business as a tool and die maker. He was also the owner/operator of his own sawmill and was a talented and gifted woodworker. Left to cherish his memory is his beloved wife of 68 years, Elizabeth "Betty" (Overlander) Hills. He was a loving father of six children, Terry (Virginia) Hills, Owego, NY, Mark (Sharon) Hills, Myrtle Beach, SC, Brian Hills, Owego, NY, Christine (Bo) Campbell, Endwell, NY, Kathy LaPlante, Morrilton, AR and Michael (Briana) Hills, Floral City; 13 grandchildren, Nicholas (Amber) Hills, Nathan Hills, Amanda Middaugh, Kelly and Kent Campbell, Shannon (Michael) Niles, Stephanie, Tyler and Ryan Hills, Joshua (April) Brown, Jason and Jared Brown and Sean Patterson and 5 great-grandchildren, Hailie Bates, Maddox Hills, Wyatt and Cole Niles and the love of his life, Caitlyn Hills; sister-in-law Sandra Hills of NC, brother-in-law Bob (Jeanne) Overlander of Inverness and several nieces, nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by his brother Wayne Hills and sisters Lois Hills and Doris Scovell. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Monday, June 22, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Burial will follow with military honors at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will greet friends in visitation from 12:00 Noon until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, send memorial donations in Maynard's name to Wounded Warrior Project at P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS, 66675 or Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Barbara A Hobby, 82, Inverness, FL
Barbara (Bobbie) Hobby, nee Callen, devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother & great-grandmother passed away in her home, surrounded by family and under the care of HPH Hospice, on June 15, 2015. Bobbie was born in Windber, Pennsylvania on June 9, 1933 to Walter E. & Mildred (Ringler) Callen. She graduated from West Chester University, Pennsylvania. Bobbie taught in elementary schools for 25 years in Puerto Rico, the Philippines & in several states. She married Jesse T. Hobby Jr., USAF on September 2, 1956 & celebrated 43 years of marriage until his death in 2000. Bobbie was very happy to be a military wife & enjoyed traveling with her family in many parts of the world. She & her family retired in 1978 in Inverness, FL., where she taught at Inverness Middle School for 11 more years. She retired from teaching in 1989. She loved the beach & was an active swimmer & instructor for many years. She enjoyed playing board games, swimming, sewing & crocheting for her family. The most important thing in her life was her family. Church was a special joy in her life where she was very active for the last 25+ years of her life. She was a charter member of Cornerstone Baptist and served as Clerk, office volunteer, Bereavement Team chairman, sang in the church choir, & directed the music for children’s choir & Vacation Bible School for many years. The past several years she loved welcoming and rocking babies in the church nursery. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter E. & Mildred A. Callen; special mother-in-law, Ruby Goings; husband, Jesse T. Hobby Jr., and sister, Susan B. Ruben. She is survived by her daughters: Becki (Tim) Neely of Crystal River, FL; Susan (Mark), Helton of Vacaville, CA; & Trish (Carl) King of Archer, FL; and her son, Kenneth J. Hobby, of Mt. Home, ID., Grandchildren: Katie, Jennifer (Louis), Kimmy, Michael, Zachary, Jessi, CJ (Angela), Timmy, Aaron, Jeremie, Matthew and Nathan (Tabby), & great-grandchildren, Eli, Hannah Ruby, Amelia Grace, Austin, Colin, Rhiannon and Haydn. She is also survived by her brother, Jerry K.(Doris) Callen of Melbourne, FL; brother-in-law, Edward Ruben of St. Augustine; sister-in-law, Faye Floyd of Birmingham, AL; & sister-in-law, Pat Stein of St. Petersburg, FL & their families. The celebration of her life will take place on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at at 11:30 AM at Cornerstone Baptist Church with Pastor Greg Kell officiating. The family invites friends to join them for visitation from 10:30 until the hour of service. Interment will follow at Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Donations may be made in her memory to HPH Hospice or Cornerstone Baptist Church.


Margaret E Hunt, 72, Inverness, FL
MARGARET E. HUNT, age 72, Inverness, passed away June 11, 2015 surrounded by her loving family and under the care of HPH Hospice staff. Margaret was born on October 23, 1942 in Valdosta, GA to the late James B. Edenfield, Sr. and Annie Ruth (Judge) Edenfield and moved to this area from Homestead, Florida in 1989. Margaret was a licensed real estate broker, bookkeeper, and member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. She spent much of her free time volunteering for the American Cancer Society, was the Coordinator for the Reach to Recovery organization, a volunteer for Make A Wish Foundation and Relay For Life. One of her favorite projects was the Cattle Baron's Ball which raised thousands of dollars for the Cancer Society over the years. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters Kimberly Hunt Bruce (husband-Tyler), Miami Shores, FL; and Michele Mederos of Inverness; her brother James B. Edenfield, Jr. (wife-Lynette), Fort Worth, TX; her sister Dena M. Smith (husband-Roger), Pace, FL and grandchildren Jennifer Sauers and Aaron Mederos. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard Hunt May 28, 1996. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, June 15, 2015 at 10:30 from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Erwin Belgica, celebrant. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home Sunday from 2-4 PM where Wake Vigil Services will be conducted at 3:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by the Citrus Aid Foundation, ( Attention: Wendy Hall) 522 No. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto, FL 34461 .


Flo D Hutchinson, 67, Dunnellon, FL
Flo Darlene Hutchinson, 67, Dunnellon died at home on June 12, 2015. She is survived by her three daughters, Rachael Baldwin, Shannon Nickols, and Megan Miller; 2 brothers, 4 sisters, and 12 grandchildren. Private cremation with Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Richard " Jarvis, 71, Inverness, FL
Richard Allan “Rick” Jarvis, age 71, Inverness passed away at home on July 17, 2015 under the care of his family and Hospice. Rick was born August 17, 1943 in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada to Richard Stanhope and Eleanor Mae (Derbyshire) Jarvis. He lived in Peru for part of his childhood and then moved to Miami, Florida where he graduated from Coral Gables High School. Part of his adult life was spent living in Alabama. In 1993, Rick came to Inverness where he was the former owner of Dynabody Fitness Center prior to retirement. He always took great pride in his business following his favorite motto, “plan your work and work your plan.” He truly relished the friends he made during his time in business. He had a great smile and sense of humor that brightened so many people’s lives. Anyone who knew Rick knew where he would be at any time of day since he was so routine in his daily life. Early in life he had a great passion for flying airplanes. He also enjoyed watching and playing golf, playing racquetball, and going to the gym. His favorite movie was The Bucket List. Rick was a loving father and devoted husband. He was so generous and caring and would do anything for his family and friends. Survivors include his wife, Joan; 4 children, Rick Jarvis, North Bay Village, FL; Jessica DiLeo and husband, James of Inverness; Kristin Jarvis, Inverness; Stefania Jarvis, Crystal River; 1 brother, Victor Jarvis, Savannah, GA; 3 grandchildren, Hayden, Charleigh, and Jayden.  Rick will be greatly loved and missed by his family and friends. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements


Joyce A Johnson, 81, Inverness, FL
Joyce A. Johnson, 81, of Inverness, FL passed away on June 19, 2015 at Hospice of Citrus County in Lecanto. Joyce was born on July 4, 1933 in Fulton, NY to the late Clifford Crouch and Lulu (Salmonsen) Crouch. Joyce was married to Donald Johnson on June 11, 1958 and they recently celebrated 58 years of marriage. Prior to retirement, she worked for the county of Oswego, NY as a social service examiner. She and her husband relocated from Fulton, NY to Florida in 1992. In her spare time, Joyce enjoyed reading and sewing. She is survived by her loving husband Donald; sons: Gary Abraham and wife Mary of Allegheny, NY; Timothy Johnson and wife Mercedes of San Diego, CA; David Johnson of Fulton, NY; and daughter Jennifer Cooper and husband Robin of Inverness, FL. Private arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Linda C Johnson, 74, St Petersburg, FL
Linda Caroline Johnson, 74, St. Petersburg, FL died May 6, 2015 under the care of Hospice in their South Pinellas Care Center. Linda was born in St. Petersburg, FL on Feb 28, 1941 to the late Maurice S. and Caroline (Burdick) Johnson. She grew up in Inverness and graduated from Citrus High School. Following graduation, she returned to St. Petersburg and was employed by the Pinellas County Highway Patrol for 15 years as a secretary-dispatcher. She then became a legal secretary and spent 30 years at the the Powell, Carney, and Maller Law Offices before her retirement. She is survived by her brother, Maurice Johnson of Hernando, FL.; 2 nieces, Lori Hall and Sheri Robertson; 3 great nieces, Emily Thompson, Jessica Hall, and Nicole Robertson, 1 great nephew, Robert Robertson; 1 great great niece and 4 great great nephews. There will be a Celebration of Linda's life on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 10:00 AM at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home, 3075 So. Florida Av., Inverness, Fl. The family will receive friends at the time of service. Following services, there will be a reception at Hilton Hall, Floral City United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Hospice of your choice.


Dora M Kimball, 86, Inverness, FL
DORA M. KIMBALL, age 86, died May 8, 2015 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Dora was born on July 25, 1928 in Utica, NY to the late George and Gladys (Sherman) Baker. She was employed as a data processor in the computer manufacturing field. Dora was a loving mother and wonderful homemaker, enjoying cooking, baking, sewing and even ironing. She delighted in going thrift store shopping. Left to cherish her memory is her son Mark and his wife Viola Kimball, Jackson, NJ and daughter Marla and her husband Edward Kissel, Beverly Hills, FL; four grandchildren, Raymond and Shannon Kissel and Matthew and Mason Kimball. Burial arrangements are private at the Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Gloria A Langoski, 70, Hernando, FL
GLORIA ANN LANGOSKI, age 70, Hernando, died May 12, 2015 at her residence with her loving husband at her side. Gloria was born on July 26, 1944 in Plainfield, NJ to the late Charles J. and Anna Elizabeth (Brandt) O'Brien. Gloria worked as a switchboard operator for the Ocean County (NJ) Health Department for over 25 years. She was very active in the Humanitarians and Habitat for Humanity while living in New Jersey. After marrying her second husband, David Plante in 2013, they traveled extensively throughout the country, camping and enjoying motorcycle riding. She is survived by her husband David Plante, Hernando; her son Ronald C. Norton and daughter Lori Marie Norton, both of NJ; sisters Kathleen Foster of CA and Patricia Zweier of NJ; four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Stanley Langoski. Inurnment will be private at Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Howard J Lauben, 74, Inverness, FL
Howard Joseph Lauben, 74, Inverness passed away July 25, 2015 in the Oak Hill Hospital, Brooksville, FL. Howard was born June 9, 1941 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Howard J. and Catherine (Wharton) Lauben and came to this area in 1978 from St. James, Long Island, NY. He was a retired insurance sales representative and member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. Other affiliations include Knights of Columbus Council 6391 (Life Member) and the Inverness Loyal Order of Moose. Left to mourn his loss is his wife of 54 years, Alma (Ochs) Lauben; his son, Joseph M. Lauben, Inverness; his daughter, Roslyn Geer and her husband, Gary of Homosassa; 3 grandchildren, Michael, Tina, and Elisabeth and 8 great-grandchildren The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Tuesday, July 28th at 2:30 PM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Erwin Belgica, celebrant. Entombment will follow in Fero Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Beverly Hills. Reposing hours will be this evening (Monday) from 6-8 PM. at Chas E Davis Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions are requested to the American Cancer Society.


Sally L Leaf, 66, Inverness, FL
Sally Lee Leaf, 66, Inverness passed away May 6, 2015 at Hospice of Citrus and The Nature Coast in Lecanto. Mrs. Leaf was born on Nov 26, 1948 in Hastings, MI to Delbert and Anna (Bruen) Wickham and was raised by Marion Wickham following the death of her natural Mother, Anna. Sally came to Citrus County from Williston. She was employed in the restaurant business. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, and cooking. She was a member of the VFW and American Legion Auxillarys. Survivors include her husband, David R. Leaf of Inverness; 2 sons, Brian (Tammy) Davis of Sparr, FL and Matthew Leaf of Barberton, OH; 4 daughters, Maddonna (James) Wiggens of Morriston, FL; Carmen (Richard) Thompson, Jacksonville, FL; Elizabeth Leaf, Barberton, OH; Robin (Thomas) Leaf, Inverness; 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Edward, Jerry, Marguerite, and Alice. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, May 12th at 1:00 PM from Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Rev. John Daniel Leaf officiating. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to services from 11:00 AM


Arthur H Lemieux, 91, Inverness, FL
Arthur Harold Lemieux, 91, Inverness, FL, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Artie was born in West Quincy, MA to George and Edith Higgins Lemieux on October 15, 1923. In 1978 he moved with his family from Holbrook, MA to Inverness, FL. Artie is the longest surviving active member in the world of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America (SPEBSQSA.) Artie joined Barbershop in 1943 and sang for over 72 years. He also founded the Citrus County Chapter, Chorus of the Highlands. Artie was a member of Manet Lodge, where he was a Past Master. Most of the Inverness community will remember Artie for the perpetual calenders he made and sold at craft shows for over 25 years. On May 13, 1967, he married Janet Smith. Together, they have four children; Richard (Jasen), Jeff, Brian (Lauren) and Jennifer; four grandsons, Dalton, Alexander, Atticus and Oliver and two granddaughters, Rachael and Sabrina; one brother-in-law Albert P. Colasanti and numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his six siblings; Clara, George, Edith, Malcolm, Elva and Lillian. Artie will always be remembered for his devotion to his beloved wife of 48 years, his love not only for his children but all kids he encountered, his joy for singing and his magnetic personality towards all who met him. A celebration of Artie's life will be held on Monday, May 11, 2015 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family will greet friends in visitation from 1:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Harmony Foundation International at www.harmonyfoundation.org.


Thomas A Lovick, 77, Inverness, FL
Thomas A. Lovick, Sr., 77, of Inverness, FL passed away May 13, 2015 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. He was born on August 6, 1937 in Starford, PA to the late Joseph and Anna (Crilley) Lovick. Thomas was a welding company machinist, a U.S. Army veteran, and was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. He arrived in this area 15 years ago, coming from Concord, OH and enjoyed going to garage sales, telling jokes, watching NASCAR, playing poker, and was a fan of the Cleveland Browns. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Beverly Lovick. Other survivors include children Thomas (Kaylinda) Lovick, Jr. of Mentor, OH, Stephen (Sally) Lovick and Michael (Karen) Lovick, both of Concord, OH, and Laura Lovick of Beverly Hills, FL; brother Patrick Lovick; sisters Bernadette Marken and Jenny Askew; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Henry V Marler, 79, Inverness, FL
Henry "Hank" Van Marler, 79, of Inverness, passed away Friday, June 18, 2015 at the Hospice of Citrus County Hospice House in Lecanto. He was born on January 20, 1936 in Glens Falls, NY to the late Herbert Marler and Marian (Shaver) Marler. Hank arrived in this area from New York in the 1970's. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a long haul truck driver. Hank was a member of the Inverness Fraternal Order of Eagles, and a member of the I.R.R.U., also located in Inverness. He was an accomplished musician and singer, and played the keyboard as well as the bass and guitar. Hank was preceded in death by his loving step-father, Johnny Wilson. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 27 years, Marilyn. He is also survived by his sons: Hank Marler, Jr. and wife Jamie of New York; John Marler of Florida; step-sons: Eric Cain and wife Michelle of Michigan; Duke Cain and wife Dawn of Michigan; his daughters: Dawn Langer and husband Tim of Inverness; Laurie Baker of New York, and step-daughter Marsha Davis of Michigan. Other surviors include several grandchildren, step-grandchildren and great grandchildren. Private arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made in Hank's memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Catherine J Martin, 86, Hernando, FL
CATHERINE JEAN MARTIN, age 86, Hernando, went to be with her Lord on May 5, 2015 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Jean was born on August 7, 1928 in Highland, NY to the late DeGroodt and Agnes Gladys (Rhoades) Mead. She was a homemaker and also worked in the real estate business. Jean was an avid golfer, enjoyed reading, bridge and was an accomplished painter. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 68 years, William Martin; daughters Marilyn Jean (Conrad) Yantz, Marlboro, NY and Sally Jane (John) Mirakian, Beverly Hills, FL; brother Richard (Rosetta) Mead, Hernando; granddaughters Kelly, Susan, Katrina, Holly, Korinne, Carrie and Laura; 12 great-grandchlidren. She was preceded in death by a brother Peter Mead, sisters Carrie Mancuso ,Ann Yeaple and a great-grandson, William. A Requiem Eucharistic will be offered on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 11:00 AM at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home.


Matthew D Martin, 38, Lake Panasoffkee, FL
Matthew D. Martin, age 38, passed away June 3, 2015. Matt was born on May 7, 1977 in Annapolis, MD to Billy and Beverly (Williams) Martin. He served our country in the United States Marine Corps. Matt was employed as a framer in the construction industry. A very loving and giving person, he enjoyed helping people and was loyal and faithful to his friends and family. He was a very devoted Father to his children. Matt's passion was sky diving; he enjoyed the sport immensely. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Rachel Diez Martin; his father, Billy (Kathy) Martin, Coinjock, NC and mother Beverly (Jorge) Bryan, Lakeland, FL; his children Raylan Martin, Lake Panasoffkee, Josilyn Martin, Powells Point, NC and Hailey Martin, Lake Panasoffkee; stepson Connor Diez, Parrish, FL; his siblings Billy Martin, II, Lakeland, FL, Justin Martin and Shawn Martin, both of Coinjock, NC, Samantha (Anthony) Pieske, Lakeland, FL, Leah Martin and stepsister Genevieve McDevitt, both of Coinjock, NC. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and those who were privileged to meet him. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Virginia M McGuire, 90, Lecanto, FL
VIRGINIA M. McGuire, age 90, Lecanto, died July 26, 2015 under the care of the staff of Brentwood, Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast and her loving family. Virginia was born on January 14, 1925 in Jamaica Plains, MA to the late Arthur and Helen (Lehmann) Jurjurian. Virginia enjoyed going bowling and was an excellent cook. She loved going to the casinos. She is survived by her children Thomas E. McGuire, Carlstadt, NJ and Kathleen Lynch, Beverly Hills, FL, a sister-in-law Juanita Ohman, five grandchildren and eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Walter E. McGuire, daughter-in-law, Patricia McGuire and son-in-law James Lynch. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Hattie M Melton, 88, Floral City, FL
Hattie M. Melton died on July 22nd, 2015 while under the loving care of her daughter and the staff of Citrus Memorial Hospital. She was 88 years old and resided in Floral City, FL. She moved to Citrus County from Largo, FL in 1985. Hattie greatly enjoyed gardening in her spare time. John, her husband of 64 years, preceded her in death in 2012. Left to mourn her passing and cherish her memory is her daughter, Phyllis Melton of Decatur, GA. Private cremation arrangements by Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Mary C Mitchell, 100, Floral City, FL
MARY C. "MARIE" MITCHELL, age 100, Floral City, died June 5, 2015 surrounded by her loving of her family and with the assistance of Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast staff. Marie was born on May 10, 1915 in Michigan. She was a homemaker who enjoyed camping, fishing and traveling. She was a member of Croom A' Cooche Baptist Church. Survivors include her son Ronald C. Mitchell, LeMoore, CA; her daughters Shirley M. Crawford, Ft. Gratiot, MI, Jean L. Nichol and her husband Richard, Floral City, Florida; seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Cecil Mitchell in 1984 and all 5 of her siblings. Burial will take place at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Ft. Gratiot, MI under the care of Pollock-Randall Funeral HOme in Port Huron. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with local arrangements.


Richard W Nash III, 84, Inverness, FL
Richard William "Bill" Nash III, 84, Inverness, FL passed away June 19, 2015 at HPH Hospice, Lecanto, FL. He was born on March 21, 1931 in Rochester, NY. to the late Richard Nash, Jr and Mildred (Strine) Nash. Bill relocated to Citrus County from Clearwater, FL in 1999. He was an Air Force veteran and served in the Korean war. Bill enjoyed working outdoors, classic cars and took great joy in spending time with his family. He is survived by Dolores, his loving wife of 63 years. He is also survived by 3 daughters, Lisa Nash of Inverness, FL, Linda Nash Stevenson (Glenn) of St. Petersburg, FL and Darlene Nash of Gainesville, FL. Other survivors include 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Services will occur at a later date. Private arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Marie Novello, 90, Inverness, FL
Marie Novello, age 90, Inverness, passed away on June 28th, 2015 at Arbor Trail Rehab & Nursing Facility in Inverness. She was born on May 14th, 1925 in Harrisburg, PA to the late Ralph and Letizia (Loreto) Novello. Marie was employed for a number of years in retail department store sales. She moved from Staten Island, NY to Beverly Hills, FL in 1985. Marie enjoyed sewing, reading and watching television and movies. She is survived by her daughter, Lili Conti of Inverness, FL; her son, Louis Iacona, Jr. of Staten Island, NY; and 3 grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Robert W Olmen, 88, Inverness, FL
ROBERT W. OLMEN, age 88, Inverness, peacefully went to be with his Lord and Savior May 20, 2015 under the care of the staff of Citrus Health and Rehab Center and his loving family. Robert was born on August 16, 1926 in Duluth, MN to the late Daniel and Anna (Christianson) Olmen. He served our country in the United States Army during WWII. After the war ended, he worked for the U.S. Government. He was then employed by Univac Defense Systems Division as the director of Research. A man who loved the Lord, Robert was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church and was active in many of the ministries as well as Gideon's International. Along with his brother, Donald, he was the owner of Camper's World in Inverness for many years. He ended his working career as a professor of business at Greenville College (IL) and started the first work study program there. Robert was an inventor and held two patents in his name. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 18 years, Betty Olmen; his son Timothy A. (Beth) Olmen, Mint Hill, NC; daughter Julie A. (Tony) Hester, Sandoval, IL; stepdaughters Pamela Bradford, Inverness and Cheryl (Gary) Anderson, Fort Lauderdale and his beloved grandchildren Jeremy, Kibbie, Katie Leigh, James, Ricky, Katie Lynn and great-grandchildren Caetano, Christiano, Saigon, Kellan, Sophie, Braxton and Kenzi. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Catherine after 42 years of marriage, his first-born son, Robert Michael and all of his siblings, Stanley, Donald, Marvel and Margie. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 12:00 Noon at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home and Crematory with Pastor Bruce Wenger from Cornerstone Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell with military honors rendered by VFW Post #7122 of Floral City. The family will greet friends in visitation from 11:00 until the hour of service. The family requests donations in Robert's memory to Gideons International in lieu of flowers.


Gene H Pairgin, 78, Hernando, FL
GENE H. PAIRGIN, age 78, died May 9, 2015 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Gene was born on September 10, 1936 in Bristol, VA to the late Elgin and Ora (Fleenor) Pairgin. Gene was an electrician in the construction business. He is survived by his daughter Tracie Alkhudair, her husband Anas and their children Mubarak, Malik, Sarah and LeighAnn of Saudi Arabia and his former spouse, Linda Pairgin, his niece Crystal and her husband John Newby, brother-in-law Gary Fishburne and Sister-in-law JoAnn Fishburne as well as dear friends Jim and Rosemary Rogers and Al Short. The family would like to thank the entire staff of Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing Center for their devoted care to Gene as well as Dr. Fernandez and the staff of the CCU and third floor at Citrus Memorial Hospital for their compassionate nursing care of Gene during his final days. A graveside committal service for Gene will be held on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 10:00 AM at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness with Pastor Charles Johnson officiating. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Lorene M Parks, 89, Homosassa, FL
Lorene M. Parks, 89, of Homosassa, FL passed away July 10, 2015 at her residence in Homosassa. She was born on May 5, 1926 in Stokes County, North Carolina to the late Isaiah and Alice (Wall) Montgomery. Lorene arrived in this area in June, coming from Murphy, NC, was a homemaker, and was of the Moravian faith. She loved flowers, and spending time with her Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Roger Parks in 2001; and one son, Mark Parks, Sr. Survivors include her children Joel Parks Sr. of Ocala, FL, Judy (Steven) Bell of Winston-Salem, NC, and Karen Gregory of Homosassa; sister Essie Tedder of Germanton, NC; grandchildren Joel, Maria, Felicia, Josh, Mark and Tabitha; and several great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at Lorene's family cemetery in Stokes County, N.C. at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL, 34464. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Robert V Parrington, 84, Inverness, FL
ROBERT VINCENT PARRINGTON, age 84, passed away June 16, 2015 under the loving care of his family and the staff of HPH at the Hospice House. Robert was born on November 30, 1930 in New York City, NY to the late William and Laura (Shatwell) Parrington. He proudly served our country in the United States Navy. Robert was a employed by Nassau County Police Department and retired after many years of service as a Sergeant. One of his pasttimes was playing bridge. He was a member of the N.Y. Blue, a retired New York police officers association, Inverness Golf and Country Club, Crystal River Eagles, VFW 4337 of Inverness and the IRRU Club. He was a parishioner at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Left to cherish his memory is his daughter JoAnne Machado, Sunny Isle Beach, FL; sons Kevin Parrington, Bayshore, NY, Robert (Mary) Parrington, Brian Parrington and Eugene Parrington, all of North Babylon, NY; his loving companion Diane Longwill; his sister Claire Pedicini, Harwich Port, MA; ten grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A memorial Mass will be offered on Friday, June 19, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Inurnment will be held privately by the family at Calverton National Cemetery in Brookhaven, Long Island, NY. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Dorothy A Patnode, 80, Inverness, FL
Dorothy Ann Patnode, 80, Inverness passed away July 15, 2015 in Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center Hospital in Crystal River. Mrs Patnode was born Oct 23, 1934 in St Helen, MI to the late George and Catherine (Bigelow) Gibbs and moved here in 1997 from Jackson, MI. She was a retired owner/operator of an insurance agency and worshiped at the First Church of God in Inverness. She participated in the L.I.F.T. activities here in Citrus County and enjoyed her card games. Dorothy was preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years, Elgin "Jim" R. Patnode. Left to mourn her loss are 4 children, Jimmie Patnode; Michael Patnode; Roger Patnode and wife Karin; Debra Bucholtz and husband Donald; her brother, Raymond Gibbs; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home on Sunday, July 19, 2:00 P.M., with viewing one hour prior. Pastor Tom Walker will officiate. Following cremation, urn burial will follow in the Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City at a later date.


Woodrow L Pitre, 75, Inverness, FL
Woodrow Lee Pitre, Phd., 75, Inverness, died July 24, 2015 in Arbor Trail Health and Rehab Center. Dr. Pitre was born in New Orleans, LA on Dec 27, 1939 to Woodrow W. and Virginia Bassett Pitre and moved to this area in 1989 from Port St. Lucie, FL. He was a retired municipal zoning and planning administrator. During his lifetime, Dr. Pitre taught at several universities: Calhoun State Junior College, Rio Grand College, Indiana University Purdue University of Indianapolis (UPUI), Barry University, Sumpter Correctional, finally retiring from Withlacoochee Technical College in Inverness. He was a Naval and Air Force veteran and active member of Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church. Other affiliations include the Florida Democratic Party, Loyal Order of Moose, Lions Club, and Past President of the Florida Planning and Zoning Commission. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Janice (Stoelting) Pitre of Inverness, 2 children, Eric Pitre and his wife, April of Tampa; Virginia "Ginger" Roberge and husband, Sylvain of Titusville, FL; 1 sister, Jeanne Soileau, New Iberia, LA; 2 grandchildren, Hannah Vossen and Sophia Pitre. Dr. Pitre's life will be celebrated Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 3:00 PM from Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Mrs Diane Kahler and John Chiappetta officiating. Following cremation, burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home from 2:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by Hospice of Citrus County as well as Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church.


Philip H Rashley, Jr., 74, Inverness, FL
PHILIP H. RASH, Jr., age 74, died May 8, 2015 at his residence. Philip was born on November 15, 1940 in Dover, DE. He was the manager of a paper products warehouse. Philip was an avid fisherman and the "dog man" of his community, enjoying not only his own animals, but providing treats for others dogs as well. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 21 years, Connie Rash; son Timmy (Tara) Rash and daughter Shannon Rash, all of Bowmansville, PA; stepsons Mark (Amy) Amspoker, Houston, TX and John Amspoker, Orlando, FL; six grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Ethel M Raymond, 95, Lecanto, FL
Ethel M. Raymond, age 95, Lecanto, died June 24, 2015 at Greene Acres Assisted Living Facility in Lecanto. Ethel was born on March 7, 1920 in Montreal, Canada to the late Joseph and Martha (Parry) Dugas. She was employed by Stamford Medical Group as a Registered Nurse. She was preceded in death by her husband Norman. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Maguire, Stamford, CT and son Jerald Callahan, Merced, CA; and Norman's children Frederick Raymond, Michael Raymond, Norman Raymond, Dorothy Morehead and Sharon Festo. A celebration of life service will be scheduled at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Josephine A Reilly, 72, Inverness, FL
Josephine A. Reilly, age 72, Inverness, passed away June 5, 2015 at her residence under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast. Josephine was born on October 18, 1942 in Staten Island, NY to the late William and Josephine (Barry) Reilly. After the death of her father at a very young age, her Mother remarried and she was raised by a loving stepfather, Charles A. Salerno. She was also known by family and friends as "Tootsie." She enjoyed playing bingo and made many friends enjoying this pasttime. She enjoyed working crafts and gifted family and friends many beautiful handmade items. Josephine liked attending the 24 K music concerts. She leaves behind her loving family of brothers Charles Salerno, Joseph and his wife Joan Salerno and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, William Reilly. A celebration of life service will be announced at a future date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Marie V Riley, 83, Homosassa, FL
MARIE V. RILEY, age 83, of Homosassa, FL, passed away July 24, 2015 in the loving care of her family and HPH Hospice. Marie was born on July 24, 1932 in Oak Park, IL to the late F. Robert and Geraldine (Beals) Hueberger. Left to treasure her memory is her son Vincent W. Riley and his wife Tracey, her daughter Sally V. Fylstra and her husband William, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Through her talents in sewing, Marie was active in crafting quilts for servicemen in the VA Hospital. Her efforts also served various local charities for children, women and animals. Marie was also a proud member of The Red Hat Society, Creative Sewers, Quilters for Hospice, Early American Rug Hookers and the SPCA. A memorial service to honor Marie will be held at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL on Friday, August 7th at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Sarah Campbell officiating. Interment will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.


Susan M Roeder, 70, Inverness, FL
Susan M. Roeder, 70, of Inverness, Florida passed away May 2, 2015 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, Florida. She was born on December 28, 1944 in Queens Village, New York to the late Harold G. and Josephine A. (Springer) Roeder, Sr. Susan was a Registered Nurse, and arrived in this area in 1997, coming from Pinellas County. She was Episcopalian by faith, and loved the outdoors; enjoying gardening, boating, crafting, fishing, and spending time with her family. She is survived by her loving daughters Jennifer Sue (Charles "Chuck") Phillips of Inverness, FL, and Jill Theresa (John) Grishaber of Jeffersonville, NY; siblings Harold G. Roeder, Jr., and Louise C. Roeder; and 3 grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Gathering of Family and Friends is scheduled for Saturday, May 23, from 10:00 A.M. through 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Susan's name be made to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Joan M Ryan, 82, Hernando, FL
JOAN MARY RYAN, age 82, Hernando, died July 15, 2015 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast. Joan was born on April 7, 1933 in Lynn, MA. She was employed by General Electric as a clerk. Joan enjoyed playing tennis and golfing; she was a member of the Citrus Hills Golf Club. Her favorite television show was NCIS. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Ryan. She is survived by her nephew Stephen B. Hume, New Port Richey and her late husband's family, Robert and Donna Mullen, Salem, MA, Kevin Mullen and Jan and Paul Underwood. Inurnment will be private at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


James M Scheidell, 74, Homosassa, FL
James M. Scheidell, 74, Homosassa, FL passed away May 7, 2015 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL. She was born on July 11, 1940 in Washington, D.C. to the late James T. and Mabel (Bogie) Scheidell. James was a plumber and pipe fitter and arrived in this area in 1999, coming from St. Petersburg, FL. He attended St. Benedict Catholic Church in Homosassa, and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and the outdoors. His memberships included Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge #2013, Crystal River, FL, the Eagles, Homosassa, the Elks # 4272 of West Citrus, Sons of the American Legion, and Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union #123. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Martha A. Scheidell. Other survivors include children Michael J. Scheidell of Louisiana, Dennis T. (Jessica) Scheidell of St. Petersburg, Becky Ann Scheidell of Homosassa, and Amy (Larry) Johnson of Homosassa; and 4 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister Frances J. Kelley. Services for James will be held at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with arrangements.


Kathryn J Schendorf, 94, Hernando, FL
KATHRYN J. SCHENDORF, age 94, Hernando, FL, died May 15, 2015 surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. A native of Perth Amboy, NJ, Kathryn was born on January 11, 1921 to the late John and Anna Zanko. She was a homemaker, but also worked at Macy's for many years. She was very active in her community and her church, both in New Jersey and Florida, where she was a parishioner at Our Lady of Grace in Beverly Hills. She was a great baker, enjoyed reading and crocheting and gifted her family and friends with many of her beautiful creations. Left to cherish her memory are her sons Mark (Joan) Schendorf, Longwood, FL and John (Jean) Schendorf, North Brunswick, NJ; her daughter Joyce (Bob) Miller, Hernando; brothers John and Joseph Zanko, both of Perth Amboy, NJ; grandchildren Kenneth, Heather, Sarah, Tara and Dylan and great-grandchildren Daniel, Michaela and Charlotte. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, John Schendorf and her two sisters, Mary Zanko and Stephanie Svizeny. Riggs Funeral Home in Forked River, NJ will be assisting the family with services and burial. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of local arrangements. The family requests donations in Kathyrn's memory to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Patricia J Sears, 81, Summerfield, FL
Patricia J. Sears, age 81 of Summerfield, FL, passed away at her residence on July 17, 2015. Patricia was born on May 4, 1934 in Terre Haute, IN to the late Herschel and Isabella (Vaughn) Aug. She moved to Florida from Somerset, IN 20 years ago. Patricia was employed as an accountant for ARC (The Association of Retarded Children) for a number of years. Patricia was formerly the treasurer of Woodlawn United Methodist Church, the social director for Singing Forest , a 4-H leader,  Sunday School teacher and a member of PTO.  In her spare time she enjoyed playing cards and reading. Patricia also loved to travel. and saw much of the world in her retirement years. She is preceded in death by 2 sons, James and Dale Sears, grandson Tony Sears and first husband, Herman Leroy Sears. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Jason Forsberg; her children Herschel (Jacqueline) Sears of Warsaw, IN, John (Sherri) Sears of Winter Haven, FL and Jeanne (Brian) Tennyson of Fernandina Beach, FL. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Private cremation arrangements through Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Donations to be made to the Alzheimer's Association in lieu of flowers.


Waldemar (Walter) Siller, 82, Hernando, FL
Waldemar (Walter) Siller, 82, beloved husband of Doris, went to his heavenly home on May 28, 2015. He passed away peacefully in the presence of his family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Walter was born on June 12, 1932 in Poland and grew up in Germany, where he learned the art of fine furniture restoration. He came to the United States in 1958 and established his own business in South Florida restoring antiques. Walter loved the ocean and sailing, either as a crew member on racing boats or sailing his own boat. Walter had a loving heart and generous spirit, giving to others without having to be asked. He would frequently check in and spend time with elderly or ailing family members and neighbors to ensure that they were not alone. Walter himself struggled with many health complications over the years, during which he was cared for by his devoted wife Doris. His loss is mourned by her and by his two daughters: Elke Macartney (Jim) and Christine Langlois (John); three step-children: Debra Flanagan, Tim Flanagan and David Flanagan; three grandchildren: Katherine Ives (Jamie); Ryan Macartney and Eron Macartney; four step grandchildren and great grandchild, Olivia Ives. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Walter will be held on Monday, June 1st at 10:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. If friends so desire, memorial donations are requested to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Roman Siminski, 82, Beverly Hills, FL
 Roman (Ray) Siminski, 82, of Beverly Hills, Florida, passed away on July 17, 2015, after a brief illness. Ray was born on September 1, 1932 in Utica, NY, the son of the late Peter and Cecilia Ruszczek Szymanski.  He attended Utica schools. He retired from Utica State Hospital after more than 35 years of service. Ray enjoyed his retirement immensely. He traveled for a period of time including a stay in Alabama near his eldest son. He eventually settled down in Beverly Hills, Florida, where he met his partner and the light of his life, Carol Harrington. Together, they took frequent trips around the eastern part of the country, including Carol’s home state of West Virginia.    Ray was meticulous in everything that he did, from remodeling his last home in Utica to manicuring his lawn in Beverly Hills. The work was always as perfect as he could get it. His tool shed was a page out of a magazine.    In addition to his parents, Ray was predeceased by his brothers and sisters-in-laws, Joseph and Helen Szymanski, Walter and Stella Szymanski as well as his sister and brother-in-law Stella and Edward Siuta, and his granddaughter Terra Siminski.     He is survived by his spouse, Carol, her sons and daughter-in-law, grandchildren, his brother and sister-in-law Thaddeus and Irene Siminski, son and daughter-in-law Robert and Shelly Siminski, son Raymond Siminski, daughters Mary Dean and Aileen Siminski, grandson Matthew Siminski, good friend and favorite chef Ursula Todd, many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.    A special thanks to HPH Hospice in Lecanto, Florida, for their kind and compassionate care. Arrangements for his cremation will be handled by Chas. E Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness, Florida.  Interment will be at a later date at Tyler Mountain Memorial Gardens, Cross Lanes, West Virginia.


Raymond E Skuta, 66, Floral City, FL
Raymond E. Skuta, 66, of Floral City, FL passed away June 24, 2015 at his residence in Floral City. He was born on July 14, 1948 in Lake Sinclair Shores, MI . Raymond was a U.S. Navy veteran, and a long distance truck driver. He arrived in this area several years ago, coming from MI. Survivors include his loving wife of 9 years, Janice Skuta. Other survivors include children Justin and Bruce Skuta, step-children Christopher and Maralyn; and 10 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Christine M Small, 73, Beverly Hills, Fl
Christine Mary Small, 73, Beverly Hills, FL passed away May 19, 2015 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL. She was born on October 15, 1941 in Glen Cove, NY to the late Michael J. and Mary (Klosowsky) Pascucci. Christine was a social worker, and arrived in this area in 1998, coming from Port Jefferson, NY. She attended Beverly Hills Community Church and enjoyed raising butterflies, gardening, bird watching and attended the Butterfly Club. She is survived by her loving husband of 28 years, Charles H. Small, Jr. Other survivors include her children Thomas F. Ringrose, Jr. of Huntington Station, NY, Michael J. (Theresa) Ringrose of Clifton Park, NY, Robert R. Ringrose of Schroon Lake, NY, Lee F. (Sharon) Small of St. Louis, MO, and Terri Frances (Tom) Willis of Fredericksburg, MD. 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, Anthony Pascucci of Hicksville, NY. A Memorial Service of Remembrance is scheduled for Friday, May 22, 1:00 P.M. at Beverly Hills Community Church, 82 Civic Circle, Beverly Hill, FL. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL., is assisting the family with arrangements.


Della A Smith, 62, Floral City, FL
Della A. Smith of Floral City, FL, passed away on June 14th, 2015 at the age of 62. Della was born on December 31st, 1952 in Gary, Indiana to the late Kenneth and Frances (Cook) Dobbins. She relocated to Floral City from Manatee County 12 years ago. For many years she owned and operated a furniture refinishing company. Furniture restoration and refinishing was her passion. Her other interests included jigsaw puzzles, knitting and yardwork. She is survived by her three children Christina Smith of Tampa, Joel Smith of Bradenton, and Richard Smith also of Bradenton; and sisters Flo Memmer and Louise Kitchen. 2 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL


Edward M Smith, 89, Inverness, FL
Edward M. Smith, 89, of Inverness, Florida passed away June 7, 2015 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. He was born on August 27, 1925 in Princess Anne, MD to the late William T. and Minnie (Kilmon) Smith. Edward was a U.S. Navy veteran, and a welder for the City of Ft. Lauderdale. He was Nazarene by faith, and arrived in this area in 2005, coming from Oakland Park, FL. Edward enjoyed arts and crafts, welding, and woodworking. He was preceded in death by his wife, Glenda Smith, in 1991. Survivors include his children Edward M. Smith, Jr. of Fishing Creek, MD, Fred Smith and David Smith, both of Baca Raton, FL, Sandra Nicholson of Rockawalkin, MD, and Kathy Derby of Maryland; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a niece, Janet Travis. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ronald I Stinedurf, 80, Floral City, FL
Ronald I. Stinedurf, age 80, Floral City, died May 16, 2015 surrounded by his loving family at his residence. Ronald was born on August 30, 1934 in Sharon, PA to the late Charles R. and Ruth (Hillkirk) Stinedurf. He proudly served our country in the United States Air Force. Ronald was employed by Raytheon in the electronics division as a senior field engineer. His work necessitated him traveling to many countries, including Saudi Arabia and he enjoyed exploring the culture of the people and the region. He was an accomplished card player. Left to cherish his memory is his best friend and the love of his life, Barbara A. Stinedurf; his sons, Kevin M. Stinedurf, Clearwater, FL and Ronald "Eric" Stinedurf, Floral City, FL; his daughter Cheryl "Shan" Sharp-Miller and her husband Craig of Homosassa and grandson Alexander M. Sharp, his brother James F. Stinedurf, Dade City, FL and sister Norma Jean Masters, Cape Coral, FL. Inurnment will be private at a later date at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements. The family requests donations in Ron's memory to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Lawrence L Taggart, 75, Invenress, FL
Lawrence L. Taggart, 75, Inverness passed away May 9, 2015 at Citrus Hills Health & Rehab. Mr. Taggart was born in Bronx, New York on September 23, 1939 to the late Robert W. and Marjorie (Graef) Taggart and moved to this area in 1974 from California. He retired from the State of Florida as a Corrections Officer and served our country in the Armed Forces for 24 years, 15 of which were in the United States Marines Corps and 9 with the National Guard from which he retired. While in the Marines, he served in Vietnam. His affiliations included the Cornerstone Baptist Church, Marine Corps League Citrus Detachment #1139, Citrus County MOPAR, VFW Post 7122 , Fleet Reserve Branch 186, and the Citrus County Sheriff's Auxiliary. He is survived by three children, Larry Taggart and wife Renee of Junction City, Kansas; Tammy Schneck and husband Frank of Corinth, Texas; Lori Lane and husband Jim of Inverness; his brother, Robert W. Taggart of Inglis, FL; four sisters, Barbara Taggart, Michigan; Janet Sparks, Spring Hill, FL; Susan Frietas, Chiefland, FL; Dorothy Hennick, Gainesville, FL; five grandchildren, Amanda and Samantha Schneck, Kyle and Jacob Lane, and Riley Taggert. He was preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Kay. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home on Friday, May 15th at 12:00 Noon with Rev. Greg Kell officiating. Burial with full Military Honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675


Larry L Tomlin, 75, Inverness, FL
LARRY LEE TOMLIN, age 75, Inverness, died May 21, 2015 at HPH Hospice House in Lecanto. Larry was born on January 20, 1940 in Muscatine, IA to the late Omer and Arvilla (Frye) Tomlin. Larry was a supervisor for John Deere Plow-Planter division for over 27 years. He enjoyed cat fishing, was an avid NASCAR fan, rooting for his favorite driver, Tony Stuart and enjoyed playing cards with his family. He was an excellent cook and even canned many of his own foods. Left to cherish his memory is his special friend of 7 years, Carol Brown, daughters Vickie E. Tomlin, Muscatine, IA and Kelly J. Vale, Bettendorf, IA; brothers Duane Tomlin (wife-Helen) of Inverness and Dean Tomlin (wife-Judy), Monticello, IN; his sister Lila Keller, Illinois City, IL, four grandchildren Jason, Hope, Richard and Kailyn; great-grandchildren Drake, Jaxson and Landon. He was preceded in death by a brother, Keith Tomlin. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Angelina J Turno, 90, Inverness, FL
Angelina Julia Turno, 90, Inverness passed away Friday, June 26, 2015 at her home. Loving Care Home Services and Hospice assisted the family. She was born in New York City on November 8, 1924 to the late Anthony and Concetta (Contino) Belisario and came to Citrus County in 1980 from Staten Island with her husband, Alfonso Turno who died Feb 11, 2013. They were married for 67 years. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Angelina dearly loved her family, enjoyed playing cards, dancing, and was an outstanding cook. Left to mourn her loss are two daughters, Susan Kish of Forked River, NJ and Constance Turno of Boca Raton, FL; her brother, Michael Belisario of Staten Island, NY and her sister, Ida Caputo of Brick, NJ; 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. The Mass of Christian Burial is Wednesday, July 1st at 10:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Church with Fr. Tim Cummings, Celebrant. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery. Reposing hours from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home Tuesday from 3-8 PM with Wake Vigil Service at 6:30 PM.


Martha V Van Der Leek, 90, Inverness, FL
MARTHA VIRGINIA VAN DER LEEK, age 90, Inverness, died July 16, 2015 at her residence. Martha was born on March 15, 1925 in Chicago, IL to the late Karl and Martha (Lamann) Eisenreich. She worked as a seamstress for Lacy's in New Jersey, a garment company. Left to cherish her memory is her son Henry J. VanDerLeek, his companion Kiki and her daughter Skye, Deltona, FL; her daughter and son-in-law Christina and Larry Leach, Boise, ID; her sister Mary Hofmann, Paramus, NJ, three grandchildren Brian, Shane and Travis Leach and four great-grandchildren, Tommy, Michael, Madison and Brek; niece and nephew MaryJane Hofman and Kenny Hofman. She was preceded in death by her husband Hendrik and a sister, Ruth Heath. Graveside committal service will be held on Tuesday, July 28th at 11:30 a.m. at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will greet friends in visitation from 10:00 a.m. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Douglas E Wheeler, 77, Inverness, FL
DOUGLAS "DOUG" EUGENE WHEELER, age 77, Inverness, died July 24, 2015 under the care of his loving family and the staff of Gulfside Hospice in Zephyrhills. Doug was born on July 23, 1938 in Rochester, NY to the late William and Marjorie (Hilts) Wheeler. He was employed as teamster for a freight company for 15 years and then worked as a warehouse manager for Habitat for Humanity for several years. He also served as a volunteer with many hours of service to Habitat for Humanity. Left to treasure the memories of his life are his sons Eugene (Wendy) Wheeler, Churchville, NY, Jay (Mary Ann) Wheeler, Churchville, NY; his daughter Elizabeth (Ken) Everts, Inverness; his sister Susan (Ron) Rozinski, Greece, NY and nine grandchildren and several great grandchildren; his loving companion, Marilyn Cartwright; nieces and nephews and his dog, "Bandit". He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, "Dee" Wheeler on Dec 21, 2008 and a grandchild. A celebration and tribute to Doug's life will be held in New York at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family.


Stanley J Williams, MD, 61, Hernando, FL
Stanley J. Williams, M.D., born March 9, 1954, in Amla,Madhya,Pradesh, India, to John and Isabel Williams, departed our lives at his home in the early hours of May 11, 2015, with his wife and daughters clinging to him. He is a dedicated and caring board-certified cardiologist, whose loyal patients adore him. He lived a life of purpose, dignity, and service. His goodness was rivaled only by his integrity.  Stanley genuinely loved his work, and it showed through his thriving, self-made medical practice. He took pleasure in exercising, gardening, ballroom dancing, chatting with his St. John's Medical College classmates, playing with Toto and Captain, attending mass, and relaxing at his beautiful home.  His greatest loves are his family, his beloved wife of thirty-one years, Beena M. Stanley, M.D., and their daughters, Tanya, an Inverness attorney, and Tiffany, a sophomore at the University of Florida. These three ladies are honored to call him theirs and to have stood by him in life, cared for him during his struggle, and to send him home again. He is also survived by five caring sisters and a loving brother and their families in California and Arizona, as well as extended family, who are greatly saddened by the loss of their hero.  This great man left an indelible mark on the world. The loss is felt by many, as evidenced by the tremendous outpouring to his family. His quiet dignity allowed him to bare his cross with grace and comforted his devastated family. He is a gentle soul who has profound faith. May God welcome him in heaven, and may Stanley shine his grace upon his family so they may overcome their grief.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, May 18th at 10:00 AM from St Scholastica Catholic Church in Lecanto with Fr. James Johnson, celebrant. Burial will follow in Fero Memorial Gardens. Friends will be received on Sunday from 3-5PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home where a Wake Vigil Service will be offered at 4:30 PM In lieu of flowers, please donate to pancan.org, so this tragedy may one day be prevented, and to Hospice of Citrus and The Nature Coast.


Ralph E Wolf, 89, Floral City, FL
RALPH E. WOLF, age 89, Inverness, died May 6, 2015 under the loving care of the staff of Citrus Health and Rehab. Ralph was born on December 19, 1925 in Spring Garden Township, PA to the late Carvis and Pauline (Smoak) Wolf. He served our country in the United States Navy during WWII with service in the Philippine Islands and the Asiatic Pacific and European Theaters as a gunner's mate. Ralph was a self-employed plaster and stucco contractor; he enjoyed his work and taught his sons the trade. He was an accomplished fisherman and also liked traveling and camping. He grew and tended a beautiful garden each year. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 64 years, Shirley Wolf, sons John (Nancy) Wolf and Stephen Wolf, Floral City; daughters Mary (Lance) Dotson, Inverness and Lois (Daniel) Scott, Columbia, SC; his sister Earlene White, OR; grandchildren Carvis, Johnathan, Michelle and great-grandchildren Aubryona, Natasha and Leigna. He was preceded in death by a brother Lloyd Wolf and sister Jean Killian. Inurnment will take place privately at Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Kayla K Wood Barow, 22, Inverness, FL
Kayla Kathleen Wood Barow, age 22, passed away on July 27, 2014. Kayla was born on December 16, 1992 in Stoughton, MA to Stanley St. Louis and Mary-jo Wood. She was dedicated to her patients in her work as a certified nurses aide at Avante at Inverness and helping others. Kayla enjoyed spending time at the beach. She was a devoted and loving mother and beautiful spirit who will be deeply missed by all whose lives she touched. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter Laveah Wood-Atkins, her parents Stanley St. Louis and Mary-jo Wood; her brother Angel Wood-St. Louis; maternal grandparents Woody and Mary Wood, all of Inverness; paternal grandmother Mireill St. Louis, many other extended family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Tydree Barow and her paternal grandfather Anton St. Louis. A celebration and tribute to Kayla's life will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 3:00 PM at Calvary Chapel Church with Pastor Kevin Ballard officiating. The family will greet friends in visitation from 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Memorial donations are suggested to Ronald McDonald House for premature infants in lieu of flowers. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


 

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