Obituaries
For the Last 3 Months.

Candace L Ahart, 62, Inverness, FL
CANDACE LYNN AHART, age 62, Inverness, died January 15, 2015 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Candace was born on August 19, 1952 in Parkersburg, WV. She was employed as a restaurant cook. Candace loved the Lord and the Word of God. She was a member of Riverside Christian Fellowship and was delighted to be able to participate in many ministries, especially those involving children who she deeply cared for. She enjoyed quilting and crocheting. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Tamara Rohey and son, Nathan and his wife Tori, all of Hernando, her church family and many adopted children, too many to list. A celebration and tribute to Candace's life will be held on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Riverside Christian Fellowship. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorial donations to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers is requested that they may continue their wonderful care of others as they did for our beloved Candace.


Ruth A Ailes, 85, Floral City, FL
Ruth Audrey Hartley Ailes, 85 of Floral City, was born in Columbus, Ohio September 8,1928 and passed on December 6, 2014. A long time resident of Floral City she was preceded in death by her husband Jack and is survived by four daughters; Joi Sampsell (Al) of Floral City, Judy Fox (Matt) of Medina, Ohio, Jane Reinke (Walter) of Medina, Ohio, and Joellyn Lytle of Burbank, Ohio. She was blessed with 9 grandchildren, 26 great- grandchildren, and 1 great- great grandchild. She loved her Floral City home enjoyed travel, gardening, and bird watching. She was active in her Floral City Methodist Church, her Oak Forest Community, Floral City Garden Club, Floral City Heritage Council and was a good friend to all who knew her. She will be interred at the National Cemetery in Bushnell alongside her husband. A celebration of her life will be held later and another is being planned for the spring in Ohio. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family


Eileen M Amburg, 75, Inverness , FL
EILEEN MARY AMBURG, age 75, Inverness, went home to be with her Lord on February 24, 2015 under the loving care of her family. Eileen was born on October 15, 1939 in Medford, MA. She studied at the University of Massachusetts at Boston and Lesley University, receiving dual Master's Degrees in education and psychology. Eileen was a teacher and a guidance counselor in the New Hampshire and Massachusetts school systems for over 42 years. She enjoyed reading and belonging to book clubs. She was also a member of the Citrus Hills Women's Club and a parishioner at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, where she was active in many ministries and as a eucharistic minister. She was a loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother and will be missed by all of those whose lives she touched. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 52 years, Robert Amburg; her sons Robert J. Amburg and his wife Susan, Plymouth, NH, Michael J. Amburg and his wife Lesley, Manchester, NH and James P. Amburg and companion Valerie, Dover, NH; her brothers Charles E. Cannon and his wife Brenda, Bridgewater, MA, Arthur R. Cannon and his wife Carol, Woburn, MA; seven grandchildren, Shawn, Tyson, Tristan, Dylan, Molly, Matthew and Cameron. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 9:00 AM at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Norman V Anderson, 90, Hernando, FL
NORMA CROOKS ANDERSON, age 90, went to be with her Lord on December 29, 2014. She was born Norma Virginia Crooks in Wilmington, DE in 1924. Norma was predeceased by her husband Lt. Col. David B. Anderson and her parents Charles and Elva Crooks. She is survived by two cousins, Tim Crooks of York, PA and Bob Crooks of Springfield, VA. Norma had three step children, the late Merry Carol Houchard of Conyers, GA, David J. Anderson of Arden Mills, MN and Meredith Anderson Houge of Galesville, WI. Norma was a former business owner of Clearwater, FL. There, she was a member of several women\'s flying groups and very active in the community. Later she moved to River Haven in Crystal River and on to Arbor Lakes in Hernando. She was a former member of the Arbor Lakes Board of Directors and the Arbor Lakes Chorus as well as other Arbor Lakes groups. Norma was a member of the Inverness First Church of God. Services will be at the First Church of God on Jasmine Road at 11:00 AM Saturday, January 3, 2015. A reception will follow immediately after the service at Arbor Lakes Club House. Memorial donations in Norma\'s memory are requested to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL, 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Frances Arciom, 94, Ormond Beach, FL
Harriet "Frances" Arciom, 94, Ormond Beach, formerly of Inverness passed away under the care of Hospice in Daytona Beach on Feb 12, 2015. A native of Jersey City, NJ., she was born Oct 26, 1920 to the late Michael and Anna (Dombroski) Kimmish and came to Inverness, FL in 1987 from Waterbury, CT. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish before moving to Ormond Beach and retired from food service. Frances is survived by 4 daughters, Mary Jo Arciom, Ormond Beach, FL; Antoinette Picucci, Plant City, FL; Phyllis Batters, Waturbury, CT; Christine Vance, Wolcott, CT; 4 grandchildren, Tom, Jeff, Bridgett, and Zoe; 4 great-grandchildren, Stephanie, Emme, Michael, and Jaxon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony Arciom Feb 12, 2007, two brothers, a sister, and a grandson. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Feb 20th, 12:30 PM at Chas E Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery. Calling hours are at the funeral home on Friday from 12 noon until the hour of service.


Mona A Bailey, 88, Lecanto, FL
Mona A. Bailey, 88, of Lecanto, Florida passed away on January 27, 2015 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness, Florida. She was born in Caribou, Maine on November 17, 1926 to the late Benjamin F. and Margarite B. (Naddeau) Hewitt. Mona was Head Housekeeper at Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, and arrived in this area in 2009, coming from Clearwater, Florida. She loved flower gardening, watching her birdfeeders, spending time outdoors, and the Tampa Bay Rays. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Bailey in 1997. Survivors include her loving family; son Richard Kelley of Hudson, FL, daughters Shianne "Robin" (David) Kahleel of Lecanto, Marcia (Douglas) Wenning of Clearwater, FL, and Crystal(Todd) Huey of Hernando, FL; several siblings, 5 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Rita F Baillod, 75, Hernando, FL
Rita F. Baillod, 75, Hernando, FL died Dec 16 2014 at her residence. Private arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Shirley A Banta, 92, Floral City, FL
Shirley Ann Risden Banta, 92, of Floral City, FL left this world for her heavenly home to be with her Savior the morning of February 2, 2015. Psalms 61:1-2: "Hear my cry, O God. Listen to my prayer; from the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I". She passed away at her home in Floral City, peacefully, in her sleep. Shirley was born in Point Pleasant, New Jersey on November 7, 1922 to the late William L. and Juleann Sanders. She married her husband and raised her 2 children in Bloomingdale, N.J. Her husband, Fowler Banta, preceded her in death in 1987. Shirley is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Barry and Virginia Banta of Floral City; daughter and son-in-law Gail and Walt McKinnon of Gaskell, N.J.; four granddaughters and eight great-grandchildren. Although she never worked, she had a place in this world as a wife, sister, mother, and grandmother. As a grandmother, her little cottage was a place of refuge to forget life's ups and downs and enjoy card games, dominoes, Shirley Temple movies and laughter. She was known for her eggplant parmesan and spinach dip that were always requested at every party! Her great-grandchildren knew they could walk down the sidewalk to Nanny's house for a sweet treat of chocolate, she always had stocked up in case they came by! Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal. Shirley was loved by her family and friends. She was a proud member of Cornerstone Baptist Church, where she attended with her family. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be sent to the church for their Feed the Hungry Program. The family will be receiving friends in visitation on Sunday, 1:00 P.M. with a service at 2:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. FL. Pastor Greg Kell from Cornerstone Baptist Church will be officiating. Burial will follow the service at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness.


Shelby Barker, Jr., 81, Homosassa, FL
SHELBY BARKER, JR., age 81, Homosassa, died January 16, 2015. Services and arrangements will be handled by the Britton Funeral Home in Manchester, KY with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Sexton's Creek, KY. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with local arrangements.


Edward A Bender, 89, Inverness, FL
Reverend Edward A. Bender, 89, Inverness, went to be with our Lord on January 6, 2015. He was born on April 1, 1925 in Taylor, Pennsylvania to Edward and Jeanette Bender. He served his country in the Army Air Force in World War II. He graduated from Open Bible Institute in Des Moines, Iowa in 1953. He taught in Florida Bible Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida. He later was Dean of the School of Faith in Tampa, Florida. Reverend Bender's more than 50 years of ministry consisted mostly of a traveling evangelist, yet he did conventional ministry and ministry to skid row as well. He took young people to Jamaica and Haiti to build churches and conducted crusades and tent meetings in Trinidad, Jamaica and Haiti. He pastored in La Cross, Wisconsin, Macon, Georgia, Streator, Illinois, Clearwater, Florida, Dunedin, Florida, Cameron, Wisconsin and White Plains, New York. He retired in 2003 from the First Assembly of God in Homosassa, Florida, as founder, builder and pastor after 20 years of ministry there. He loved studying the Bible and preaching. Even after retirement, he would fill in at churches as needed and also taught Sunday school. When he wasn't ministering, he found time to do woodwork and carpentry which he really enjoyed. He also had his private pilot's license. He was a kind, loving husband, father and grandfather and will be missed by all as he was loved by all. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 68 years, Lucille Cox Bender, formerly of Des Moines, Iowa; one son Jeffery (Jean) Bender of Oxford, Mississippi; one daughter Karen (Greg) Gouge of Lake Park, Georgia, 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Friday, January 9, 2014 at 10:00 AM at First Assembly of God Church. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell with military honors. The family will receive friends in visitation from 9:00 AM until the hour of service. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Alfred D Benedetti, 79, Hernando, FL
Alfred D. Benedetti, 79, of Hernando, FL passed away December 23, 2014 at HPH Hospice in Lecanto. He was born on March 30, 1935 in East Boston, MA to the late Alfrino and Philomena (Minichino) Benedetti. Alfred was a U.S. Army veteran and arrived in this area in 1997, coming from Malden, MA. He attended St. Scholastica Catholic Church in Lecanto, and volunteered at the Ted Williams Museum, as well as called bingo at Barrington Place Nursing Facility. Alfred loved living and enjoyed his retirement. He was preceded in death by his brother, Orlando Benedetti. Survivors include his loving wife of 58 years, Anna Benedetti of Hernando; his sister, Theresa Ellard of Winthrop, MA.; and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Alfred\'s Life will be held on Tuesday, January 6, 2014, 1:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL, with an honor guard service following.


Robert B Binney, 80, Inverness, FL
Robert D. “Bob” Binney, 80, Inverness, died Dec 31, 2014 in Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Bob was born Sept 16, 1934 in Hart, Michigan to the late Harry and Hilda (Luttrull) Binney and came to Citrus County over 50 years ago. He worked as a heavy equipment operator and was of the Protestant Faith. Survivors include 6 children, Steven Binney, Homosassa; Richard Binney, Inverness; Pamela Desorbes, Lakeland; Dawn Binney, Inverness; Dianne Triano, Inverness; Linda Binney, Lakeland; 1 brother, Kenneth of Mt Clements, MI and his sister, Carol Davis of Inverness; 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grand children. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Patricia Binney on Nov 25, 2012 A Celebration of Life will be conducted on Friday, Jan 9th at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Family and friends will officiate. Mr. Binney\'s urn will be taken to Michigan. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness is assisting the family.


Sheila T Blanton, 85, Inverness, FL
SHEILA THERESA BLANTON, age 85, Inverness, died January 27, 2015 at New Horizons Senior Citizens Home under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Sheila was born on January 22, 1930 in Schenectady, NY to the late Thomas and Nora (Felton) Knox. She was employed at Eckerd's Drug Store for 18 years as the cosmetic manager. She was a parishioner at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and served as an usher. She enjoyed listening to music and playing cards. A very social person, she enjoyed being with her family and friends. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Janice Garbin; her sons Brian and his wife Lisa Reese, Kevin and his companion, Louise Tyler, all of Inverness; sisters Mary Lou Breen, Las Vegas, NV and Doris Giacopelli, El Cajon, CA, nine grandchildren, Christine, Stacey, Debra, Kristen, Korey, Ryan, Allison, Lindsey and Brian, Jr.; six great-grandchildren and a special companion and friend John Haffkoss of Inverness. She was preceded in death by a sister, Lillian Fiore. Please consider a donation in Sheila's memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 or a charity of your choice in lieu of flowers. Sheila's children send a heartfelt Thank You and appreciation to the staff of New Horizons Senior Citizens Home for the devoted care and kindness that was extended to their mother during her stay. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Nathan J Bogart, 34, Inverness, FL
Nathan Joseph Bogart, 34, passed away Feb 15, 2015. He was born Sept 7, 1980 to Francine T. Bogart and Robert C. Bogart in Inverness, FL and attended Inverness Primary, Inverness Middle and graduated from Citrus High School. Nathan attended Vo-Tech’s police academy and attended Florida Southern University for a short time. He worked as a pharmacy technician, for Marion County Animal Control and Hazardous Waste, and most recently as a security guard. He was the youngest of six children, preceded in death by his sister, Darlinda (the oldest) in 1992. He is survived by his brothers Ryan (sister-in-law Ronnie), Brady (sister-in-law Barbie), Derrick (Kathy Androski) and Damon (sister-in-law Holly), nephews Jared, Cody, Austin, Garrett, Christopher and Bryce and nieces Carly, Kinsey, Karah and Alyssa. He is also survived by his mother and father and many close friends namely, Tony Armato, Jeff Beaudet, John Muscato Jr. and Victor “Obie” Olazagasti. Nathan resided in Beverly Hills. He was recently hired by ESS Global located in Tarpon Springs, where he was taking various training classes. Nathan enjoyed his family and friends and was a sports enthusiast. He enjoyed watching and going to Braves games and rooting for his Atlanta Falcons and FSU. He supported his nieces and nephews in all their extracurricular activities. He loved History and Genealogy, but most of all he loved his family. We all love and will see you in heaven. A funeral service of remembrance will be held on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Burial will follow at Fero Memorial Gardens in Beverly Hills. The family invites friends to join them in visitation from 11:00 AM until the hour of service.


Marcel H Bowen, 69, Beverly Hills, FL
MARC HAYES BOWEN, age 69, Beverly Hills, died February 22, 2015 under the loving care of his family, friends and Hospice of Citrus County. Marc was born on February 7, 1946 in Mattoon, IL to the late Harold G. and Martha (Ozee) Bowen. He served our country in the United States Army with a tour in Vietnam. Marc enjoyed his two dogs, Gucci and Roo-Roo. He was a member of "Jesus Is" Ministry in Inglis. Left to cherish his memory is his sister Susan Bales, Fort Myers Beach and Mattoon, IL and friend Stacy Moric. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia. A military committal service will be held on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 2:30 PM at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Friends are invited to join the procession to the cemetery at 1:45 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Thomas C Breidenstein, 88, Inverness, FL
Thomas Conrad Breidenstein, 88, of Inverness, Florida passed away February 13, 2015 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness. He was born in Roosevelt, New York on July 17, 1926 to the late Thomas A. and Alice (Mattson) Breidenstein. Thomas was employed by Gruman Aircraft for 37 years as a Avionics Technician, and was a U.S. Navy WWII veteran. He arrived in this area in 1987 coming from East Islip, New York, and was a Catholic by faith. Thomas was a member of the Citrus Memorial SHARE Club, and enjoyed flying radio controlled airplanes, golfing, watching football, artistic painting and playing the clarinet. He was also an avid reader. He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Teresa Breidenstein. Other survivors include children Thomas (Marjorie) Breidenstein of Bluffton, SC, Richard E. (Caren) Breidenstein of Columbia, MD, and Linda Ann (James) Rossi of Inverness; 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. There will be a gathering of family and friends to celebrate Thomas's life on Wednesday, 12:00 P.M. until 1:45 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness. Afterwards, there will be a funeral procession to Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL where military honors will be rendered in recognition of Thomas's service to our country. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464


Beverly L Brodersen, 80, Floral City, Fl
Beverly Louise Brodersen, 80, Floral City passed away Dec. 4, 2014 at Nature Coast Lodge in Lecanto. Mrs Brodersen was born on Feb 13, 1934 to the late Glenn and Clara (Guenther) Scott in Pittsburgh, PA. She moved here in 1988 from South Florida and worked at Citrus Memorial Hospital prior to retirement. She enjoyed reading, needlework, and watching the Miami Dolphins Football games. She is survived by 3 sons, Emery “ Jim” Bartek, Jr. and wife, Yvonne of Alabama; Christ Bartek of Tallahassee, FL; Bob Bartek and wife Heidi of Alabama; 2 daughters, Vikki Ford and husband Stephen of Floral City; Kim Friday and husband, Tom of Cooper City, FL; her sister, Sandra Reynolds, Raymond, WA; 9 Grandchildren and 4 Great-Grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Benny Dec 19, 2004 and her sister, Marilyn Freund. Chas E Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial are requested to Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464


Jonathan C Burke, 26, Inverness, FL
JONATHAN CHRISTOPHER BURKE, age 26, passed away on February 9, 2015 at his residence. Jonathan was born on May 26, 1988 in Shrewsbury, England to Colin Michael Burke and Marjorie (Clarke) Burke. Jonathan enjoyed music immensely and was a gourmet eater; his favorite subject at school was lunch! He was a beloved son, grandson, nephew, cousin and a bright shining spirit. His unforgettable smile and vibrant personality won the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing him. He graduated from CREST School in 2010 where the dedicated staff attended to his special needs. "Your sun will never set again, and your moon will wane no more. The Lord will be your everlasting light; and your days of sorrow will end. Isaiah 60:20." We will meet again. Left to cherish his memory are his parents Colin Burke and Marjorie Burke, paternal grandmother Margot Burke; his Uncle Alan Burke, Aunt Gillian Burke and cousin Linda Edgcumbe from England. In the United States, he was loved by a host of Aunts, Uncles and Cousins in the Clarke family. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather John William Burke and maternal grandparents Vincent and Shirley Clarke. A special thank you to Ms. Joni, Mr. Greg Elliott, Mr. Paul Heinz and Ms. Anita Moon from CREST School as well as Dr. Seema Kamat and her staff for the devoted care, compassion and kindness that they gave Jonathan throughout his life. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Robert L Church, 56, Floral City, FL
Robert Lewis Church, 56, of Floral City, Florida passed away December 10, 2014 at his residence in Floral City. He was born on April 26, 1958 in Xenia, OH, and arrived in this area 54 years ago, coming from Tampa, FL. Robert was a dedicated employee for over 35 years as a field representative for Florida Power/Progressive Energy/Duke Energy. He was a Christian by faith, and loved fishing, boating, airboating, and the outdoors. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary B. Middleton and step-mother Ruth Church. Survivors include his loving wife of 25 years, Cathy Church of Floral City. Other survivors include his children Robert Church and fiance Heather of Inverness, Nathaniel Hine of Covington, GA, Ami Church, Kristen and Shawn Moore of Covington, Kelly Hine and her boyfriend Cody Fergerson of Inverness; father Lewis Robert Church of Largo, FL; brothers Jay Church and Ron and Lilo Kartune; sisters Elizabeth \"Libby\" Judd, and Sandy Gigantelli; grandchildren Zachary, James, Bradly, Riley, Cadence, Emma, Mahaela, and Arabelle. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Camille Cibik, 91, Inverness, FL
CAMILLE CIBIK, age 91, Inverness, died December 30, 2014 under the care of the staff of Arbor Trail Health and Rehab, Hospice of Citrus County and surrounded by her loving family. Camille was born on July 7, 1923 in New York City to the late Joseph and Anna (Pekar) Misek. She was employed for over 17 years as the chief clerk for the Adult Corrections Center in North Brunswick, NJ. After her relocation to Florida in 2000, she was involved in the community with membership in the Inverness Women\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Club, having received her 30 year membership pin from the General Federation of Women\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Clubs, the Citrus Newcomer\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Club and enjoyed her time with the Senior Happy Timers. She was an active member of St. Margaret\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Episcopal Church. Camille enjoyed playing bingo and creating beautiful embroidered pieces, reading and traveling with her husband on their motorcycle and boating. She was passionately interested in her grandchildren\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s activities. Left to cherish her memory are sons Joseph (wife-Janet) Cibik, Newark, DE, Dave (companion-Connie Phillips) Largo, FL and her daughter Camille (husband- Daniel), Pembroke, MA; her sister Joy Misek, Long Island, NY and grandchildren David, Robert and Heather. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Rudolph. A Requiem Eucharist will be celebrated on Friday, January 23, 2015 at 11:00 AM at St. Margaret\'s Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Camille\'s memory to St. Margaret\'s Episcopal Church or Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Francesco Cicalese, 76, Inverness, FL
Francesco Cicalese, age 76, Inverness, died January 28, 2015 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County at the Hospice House in Lecanto. Frank was born on Jly 25, 1938 in Newark, NJ to the late Carmine and Yolanda (Scalone) Cicalese. He served our country in the United States Navy. Survivors include his son Francis M. "Frank" Cicalese, daughters Gina Marie and Toni Ann; brothers Stephen, Joseph and Anthony and two grandchildren. A graveside committal service with military honors rendered by VFW Post #7122 from Floral City will be held on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Florida National Cemetery. If they so desire, friends may join the funeral procession at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory at 10:15 AM.


Ursal P Clay, 67, Bushnell, FL
Ursal P. Clay, 67, of Bushnell, Florida passed away January 6, 2015. In 2006 she moved to the area from Fife Lake, Michigan, where she was a Chef in the casino industry. Ursal enjoyed spending time with her family as well as baking and sewing. She found great joy in helping others in any way she could. She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Marvin D. Clay; children Tim (Jasmine) Clay of Inverness, Florida, Ronny Clay of Bushnell, Florida, Richard (Angel) Clay of Kalkaska, Michigan, Dale (Kelley) Clay of Bushnell, Florida, Jimmy (Chrissy) Clay of Kingsley, Michigan, and Pamela (Delbert) Carr of Fife Lake, Michigan; brothers Doyle, Chuck, Kenny, and Johnny; sisters Goldie, Rolen, Mary, and Josie; 17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Ursal was preceded in death by her mother and father as well as two brothers. Final arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


James B Corbin, 78, Lecanto, FL
JAMES \"BYRON\" CORBIN, age 78, Lecanto, passed on December 30, 2014 under the care of HPH Hospice and surrounded by his loving family following an extended illness. Byron was born on January 26, 1936 in Lake Wales, FL to the late Leslie Vernoy and Dorothy Louise (Jones) Corbin. He married Carol Fay Mercer on December 16, 1970 in Lehigh Acres, FL. He served our country in the United States Army from June 11, 1957 through May 31, 1960 and then continued to serve in the U.S. Army Reserves for three years following his active duty. His life\'s work was spent with Publix Supermarket. He was proud to be part of the Publix Supermarket\'s growth and expansion as a store manager. He retired after 32 years of service due to a severe back injury in 1978 for which he underwent a total of five surgeries. He was never out of pain and was unable to do what he most enjoyed. He loved to go out and fish and was an avid golfer. He loved to learn and collect coins and stamps. He was also part of a group of men who invested in commercial land in Ft. Myers. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 44 years, Carol Fay Corbin, Lecanto; his daughter Paula Potts, St. Petersburg; his son Jimmy Corbin, St. Petersburg, FL, daughter Lori A. Corbin and her fiance Bobby Masters, Lecanto; a brother Leslie B. Corbin and his wife Myrna, Palatka, FL; grandchildren Chris, Alisha, James and Candice and two great-grandchildren Nathan and Cami. He was preceded in death by a brother, Alfred. A funeral tribute and celebration of Byron\'s life will be held on Monday, January 5, 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 receive friends in visitation from 12:00 Noon until the hour of service. Memorial donations in Byron\'s memory are requested to HPH Hospice Foundation, Citrus County Office, 3545 N. Lecanto Hwy, Beverly Hills, FL 34465 or the charity of your choice in lieu of flowers.


Judith M Corman, 72, Floral City, FL
Judith M. Corman, 72, Floral City, Florida passed away February 7 2015 at Arbor Trail Rehab & Nursing, Inverness, Florida. She was born on March 17, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois and arrived in this area in 1972, coming from Chicago. Judith was a cook at the B&W Rexall restaurant in Inverness. She was a Catholic by faith, and loved cooking. Judith is survived by her children Ryan Corman of Floral City, Elizabeth D. Rosales of Orlando, FL, Jacklyn S. Rake of Casper, WY, and Karen M. Simpson of Amelia, OH; 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Michael A Crowley, 56, Inverness, FL
Michael Anthony Crowley, 56, of Inverness, Florida passed away December 20, 2014 at his residence in Inverness. He was born on January 3, 1958 in Troy, New York to the late William M. and Doris M. (Shephard) Crowley,Jr. Mike arrived in this area in 1998, coming from Jacksonville, FL and was a Licensed Practical Nurse. He was a Christian by faith, a U.S. Army veteran, and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and woodworking. He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Jen Crowley. Other survivors include children Michael Leonard of South Carolina, Jason A. Leonard of St. Petersburg, FL, Cathy Muler of Seminole, FL, Kelley Woodley of Brandon, FL, and Charity Hall of North Carolina; and many grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Gathering of Family and Friends is scheduled for Saturday, February 28, from 1:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Mary O Crump, 80, Inverness, FL
Mary Oleta Crump, age 80, Inverness, passed away February 7, 2015 in Hospice of Citrus County at Citrus Memorial Hospital. She was born October 28, 1934 in Meadow Creek, WV to the late Elza and Fleta (Childrey) Rucker and came to this area 38 years ago from St. Petersburg. She was a retired Registered Nurse. She devoted her life to kindness, compassion and caring for others. She will be sadly missed by all those who were fortunate enough to know her. She leaves her loving son, Michael Rucker, her sister Lorene Rucker, two nephews, Darrell and Eddie Rucker and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private arrangements and burial will in Florida National Cemetery beside her late husband Guy Crump, who preceded her in death in 1993. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Citrus County Animal Shelter or Hospice of Citrus County. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family.


Carolyn Cummings, 80, Inverness, FL
Carolyn Cummings, 80, Inverness passed away Dec 10, 2014 in Hospice of Citrus County & Nature Coast of Lecanto. A native of Greensboro, NC, she was born Dec 17, 1933 to the late Thomas and Rilla (Williams) Puckett and came to this area in 1994 from Pennsville, New Jersey. She was a retired office secretary and enjoyed golfing. She was Presbyterian by faith. Carolyn is survived by her husband of 49 years, David; 3 sons: Barry T. Cummings of North Carolina; Rodney Cummings, Damascus, MD; Allen (Lisa) Cummings, Pennsville, NJ; daughter, Kelly (Scott) Zane, Murrells Inlet, SC; 2 sisters: Mary Sleight, Floral City, FL and Kathleen Clower, Jacksonville, FL; 16 Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, David Jr. and brother, Leroy. Private arrangements under the direction of Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Dorothy \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Dottie\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" M Davidson, 86, Hernando, FL
DOROTHY (DOTTIE) MARIE DAVIDSON, age 86, Hernando, died January 2, 2015 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Dottie was born on July 5, 1928 in Stockton, IL to the late Andrew and Martha (Jacobson) DeSmidt. She was emloyed by K-Mart as a store clerk and secretary and also worked for ReMax Realty. After her retirement she had a delivery service to the Tampa Airport and was able to continue that venue for 14 years. Dottie was a member of First United Methodist Church and was active in the First United Methodist Church Women\'s Club. She also attended Hernando Church of the Nazarene and was a member of the choir. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arvid Davidson. She leaves behind good friends Howard and Gail Storr, Vic and Peggy McDonald and Patricia O\'Block who will cherish her memory. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Friends are invited to the visitation from 1:00 PM until the hour of service. Inurnment will take place privately at Fero Memorial Gardens at a later date. Memorial donations are requested in Dottie\'s name to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Frances L Davis, 85, Inverness, FL
Frances Louise Davis, aged 85 passed away quietly in the early morning hours of February 8th in the arms of her faithful and loving husband of 67 years, Alton "Jack" Davis. Frances was born November 2nd 1929 in Washington D.C. to parents Myrtle White and Francis Walsh. "Frannie", "Grams" or "Grandma" was so very loved by all who knew her. Frances was mother to five devoted children, Francis Davis, Barbara Pinkston, Alton Davis Jr., Robert Davis and Deanna Davis (deceased). In addition to her husband Alton, and grown children, Frances is also survived by her heartbroken grandchildren Derek Davis, Dwayne Davis, Francis "Skeeter" Davis, Nicole Davis, Ian Kaminski, DeSheri Davis, Kyle Davis, Jessie Kaminski, and Vincent Davis and her collective 18 great grandchildren. Despite raising up five children, she managed to keep an active community presence volunteering for the Hollywood Teen Club in College Park, Maryland, in addition to an active presence with the College Park Boys Club. Frances accrued over ten years as a volunteer at Floral City Elementary in Floral City, Florida including receiving the prestigious accolade as volunteer of the year. Frances was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Floral City Fire Department. She was a member of the local Inverness TOPS organization for many years, encouraging other women to work to maintain healthy eating and exercise habits, even graduating to KOPS level for years of maintained health. "Grams" loved a good joke, she loved to tease, and she loved to laugh. She also was a die hard Washington Redskins fan. Frances could be seen waving beside Jack tooling around in their Model A, as they were members of the Inverness Model A club from 2002. Although Cooking wasn't her greatest gift, every now and then could turn out a mean Maryland style crab cake and a darn fine 10 pounds of potato salad. She loved music, spinning old records while she and the neighbors would play "Penny Ante Poker" while sipping on "Pink Squirrels" and telling stories. Her favorites were Show tunes, Frank Sinatra and most of all the legend that was Englebert Humperdink as she was a proud member of his fan club. A celebration of the life of Frances Davis for family, friends old and new will be held at the Davis Family residence in Inverness on February 14th at 1:00 pm, please call 352-341-0253 for more information. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you please make a donation to Hospice of Citrus County in Frances Davis's name: www.hospiceofcitruscounty.org or the Alzheimer's Family Organization info@alzheimersfamily.org. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. > >


Howard D Day, 95, Inverness, FL
HOWARD DOUGLAS DAY, age 95, Inverness, died February 23, 2015 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast. Howard was born on October 9, 1919 in Irvington, NJ. Howard started his working career at age 6, pulling a grocery cart in New Jersey. By age 16, he was working three jobs, clerking in a chain grocery store and at age 18 was promoted to the manager's position and eventually ended up being a manager for Safeway Supermarkets. Howard took his exams to become a police officer in the Irvington Police Department, but Uncle Sam intervened and he did a stint in the United States Navy as a SeaBee during WWII. At the end of the war, he used his G.I. bill to study at Rutgers University. He eventually joined the Police Department, starting as patrolman and was eventually promoted through the ranks to Police Captain. He was transferred to the Attorney General's Office as a criminal justice coordinator, then became a Director at Syracuse University Police Academy and also doing consulting work for cities and counties in the criminal justice field. Howard also attended the FBI Academy. He was an avid reader throughout his lifetime and also enjoyed golfing. He relocated to this area in 1975 from Syracuse, NY. Howard was preceded in death by his first wife of 45 years, Myrtle and his second wife of 26 years, Marjorie, a brother George Day and sister Dorothy Bischoff. Left to cherish his memory is his daughter Diane Day Paleski, her husband George of New York City; his son Douglass C. Day and his wife Susan from Milwaukee, WI, and five grandchildren. A tribute and celebration of Howard's life will be held on Saturday, Feb 28th at 4:30 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. His family and friends will be officiating.


Alfred J DeMarco, 82, Floral City, FL
Alfred J. DeMarco, 82, Floral City passed away at home on Jan 11, 2015. Mr Demarco was born in Brooklyn, NY on Jan 26, 1932 to the late Samuel and Rose DeMarco and moved to this area in 1999 from Staten Island, NY. He was a retired locksmith with 39 years of service from AT & T offices in New Jersey and attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. He is survived by his two children, Santo (Shelli) DeMarco of Beverly Hills. FL and Lena (Albert) Noce of Staten Island, NY; two brothers, Joseph of Queens, NY and Michael of Boca Raton, FL; 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Emilia DeMarco, his 4 brothers and 1 sister.. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, Jan 15th , 10:00 AM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Giglio, a close friend of the family officiating. Burial will follow in Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City. The family will receive friends at the funeral on Thursday morning from 9:00 AM until the hour of service.


Joseph DiBella, 48, Lecanto, FL
Joseph DiBella, 48, of Lecanto, Florida passed away January 28, 2015 at his residence in Lecanto. He was born on April 29, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York, and arrived in this area in 2000, coming from Staten Island, New York. Joseph was the previous owner of "Tugs and Club Rain" in Crystal River, Florida and a Catholic by faith. He enjoyed working with his hands; building houses and cars. He was preceded in death by his father Michael DiBella. He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Joann Dibella. Other survivors include his children Christopher DiBella and Jessica DiBella, both of Lecanto; mother Mary DiBella; brother Michael DiBella and sister Lisa Brybag. A Gathering of Family and Friends is scheduled for Saturday, January 31, from 1:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Albert S DiLorenzo, 69, Inverness, FL
ALBERT S. DI LORENZO, age 69, died January 9, 2015 at his residence under the loving care of his family. Al was born on May 13, 1945 in Beverly, MA to the late Stephen and Melvina (Corriveau) Di Lorenzo. He served our country in the United States Air Force. Al enjoyed fishing, watching football and especially spending time with his grandchildren. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 40 years, Judy DiLorenzo; son Erik and his wife April DiLorenzo, Inverness and his daughter Andrea and her husband Oscar Nunez, Ocala, FL; grandchildren Mason, Owen, Hannah and Lydia. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. Inurnment will be at a later date at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.


Katherine A Drinkwater, 86, Inverness, FL
KATHERINE A. DRINKWATER, age 86, Inverness, died February 9, 2015 at her residence. Katherine was born on August 26, 1928 in Detroit, MI to the late Oliver and Lillian (Belting) Carpenter. She was employed as a secretary for the Redford, MI School System for over 17 years, a job that she enjoyed very much. Katherine enjoyed golfing and with her late husband was a member of the Inverness Golf and Country Club. She liked to travel, seeing new places and meeting people; was a very vivacious and outgoing woman. Left to cherish her memory are her sons Robert (Nancy) Holmes, Redlands, CA and William Holmes, Palm Springs, CA; grandchildren Ryan and Lyndsey and great-grandchildren Lucas, Ayden, Raegan and Ryker. She was preceded in death by her first husband Samuel and her second husband Howard as well as all of her siblings, two brothers and three sisters. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements. Please consider donations in Katherine's memory to the Police Officer's Association in lieu of flowers.


Laverine R Duncan, 82, Inverness, FL
LAVERNE R. DUNCAN, age 82, Inverness, died January 2, 2015 at Shands at UF in Gainesville. Laverne was born on July 26, 1932 in Chicago, IL to the late John A. and Bertha E. (Rich) Niven. She was employed by the Lee County Library System as a library clerk for 13 years. Laverne was a member of DAV #96 Auxiliary of Lake Panasoffkee, VFW #4337 Ladies Auxiliary of Inverness, the Citrus Memorial Auxiliary and SHARE Club. She always enjoyed helping people and did so through a lifetime of volunteering. Left to cherish her memory are her stepdaughters Claudia Fehrs, Fort Worth, TX, Karen Amos, Sterling, VA, Cristine Hankins, Ocala, FL and Cathleen Walker, Boca Raton, FL, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her children Richard, John, Mary and Edward. A celebration of life and memorial tribute will be scheduled at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Larry M Duncan, Jr, 94, Inverness, FL
Larry Moore Duncan, Jr., 94, Inverness passed away Jan 9, 2015 at Estelle House Hospice in Ocala. Mr Duncan was born on Oct 13, 1920 in Nashville, TN., the son of the late Larry and Enola Duncan Sr (Hester) He moved here in 2002 from Lehigh Acres. He was a retired sales representative and served our country in the Army Air Corps, WW II, (Pacific Corridor). He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness, DAV # 96 of Lake Panasoffee, and the VFW Posts, both of Lehigh Acres and Inverness.. He is survived by four daughters, Claudia Fehrs, Ft Worth, TX; Karen Amos, Sterling, VA; Khristine Hankins, Ocala, FL; Cathleen Walker, Boca Raton, FL; 8 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Laverne Duncan on Jan 2, 2015. Both of their urns will be laid to rest in Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Gaynell P Edwards, 93, Hernando, FL
Gaynell P. Edwards, age 93, Hernando, died February 26, 2015 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Gaynell was born on August 1, 1921 in Jefferson County, AL to the late Arthur B. and Mae (Truitt) Powell. She was employed as a bookkeeper in the construction industry. Gaynell enjoyed gardening, growing beautiful flowers of "old time" roses and hollyhocks. She loved to fish and worked crafts and making jewelry. She is survived by a step-grand-daughter Deborah Bissell and her husband Kent of Lobelville, TN and dear friends Ted and Resa Humphrey and Bonnie Owen, all of Hernando. She was preceded in death by her husband Herbert Edwards. A graveside committal service will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 12:00 Noon at Clay Sink Cemetery in Sumter County. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Russell Eichhorn, 61, Inverness, FL
Russell Eichhorn, 61, Inverness died Jan 22, 2015 in the Hospice Unit of Citrus Memorial Hospital. Russell was born on July 2, 1953 in Clearwater, Florida to the late Leo and Margaret (Hooker) Eichhorn and moved to this area from there. He was employed by Grant's Plumbing Company for 37 years and attended the Inverness Church of God. Russell enjoyed NASCAR, woodworking, and participating in Little League Baseball and Citrus High School football while his sons were growing up. Russell is survived by his wife of 43 years, Karen Morris Eichhorn; four sons, Ted A. (Crystal) Eichhorn; Tony R. (Rebekah) Eichhorn; Cody Eichhorn, and Andy Eichhorn, all of Inverness; two brothers, Wesley of Inverness and Richard "Dickie" Eichhorn of Hernando; two sisters, Louise Mock, Kinston, AL and Martha Ann Corne, Citrus Springs, FL; 8 grandchildren. Russell's Celebration of Life will be on Tuesday, January 27th at 11:00 AM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Pastor David Lucas and Pastor Larry Powers of the Inverness Church of God officiating. Burial will follow in Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 9:00 AM until service time.


Rosa Elia, 91, Inverness, FL
ROSA ELIA, age 91, Inverness, died December 25, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. A native of Italy, Rosa was born on April 1, 1923 to the late Michael and Mary Bonadies. She was an excellent seamstress and worked in a clothing repair shop. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Michael (wife-Evelyn) Elia, Springhill, FL; daughters Margaret (husband-Louis) Ardito, Inverness, Maria (husband-Nicholas) Altamura, Rome, Italy and Theresa (husband-Steven) Bontz, Inverness; 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Raffaele \"Ralph\" Elia after 46 years of marriage and all of her siblings. Private burial at Oak Ridge Cemetery under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


David English, 78, Hernando, Fl
DAVID ENGLISH, age 78, Hernando, died February 26, 2015 at his residence. David was born in England on December 20, 1936. He served with the English Air Force. He was employed by Ford Motor Company as a mechanic for over 20 years. After relocation to this area, he was a photographer for the Citrus County Chronicle and also photographed private weddings. David enjoyed being a Hamm operator and liked working with his computer. He was a passionate hockey and NASCAR fan. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 37 years, Margaret English; stepdaughters Beverly Theriac (Michael), Cumming, GA, Ramona Alvarez, Naples, FL, Donna Carper (Jay), Procious, WV; 6 stepgrandchildren and 4 step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a stepson, Michael Lewis and sisters June Hooper and Patricia Finson. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Mary L Fritch, 89, Inverness, FL
Mary L. Fritch, 89, Inverness died Jan. 7, 2015 in the Hospice Unit of Citrus Memorial Hospital. Mary was born July 14, 1925 in Pope County, IL to the late Grant and Luster (Royster) Fowler and moved to Inverness 5 years ago. She was a homemaker, enjoying reading, playing bridge and cribbage with her grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerrel and her son Jerry. Survivors include her daughter, Linda Geno and husband, Ken; a grandson, Jason and his wife Caroline, and her brother, Jim Fowler. A Memorial Mass will be offered at St. Scholastica Catholic Church in Lecanto on March 15, 2015 at 11:30 AM. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory assisted the family.


William L Gamble, Sr, 66, Inverness, FL
William Lee Gamble, Sr., 66, Inverness, died Dec 26, 2014 in the Hospice of Citrus Co. and Nature Coast at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Mr Gamble was born on Jan 4, 1948 in Jamestown, AL to the late Lenzo and Martha Louise (Speer) Gamble and moved to Floral City, FL in 1956 from there. He was a diesel mechanic for several local construction companies prior to his retirement and Protestant by faith. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Gamble, Inverness; 2 sons, Michael Brannen and William Gamble, Jr, both of Inverness; 3 daughters, Catherine Owens of Crystal River; Carol Gamble, Inverness; and Debbie Gamble, Tarpon Springs, FL; 2 brothers, David Gamble of Floral City; Carl Gamble of Jamestown, AL; 1 sister, Cathy Parker of Palm Coast, FL; several grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother and sister, Charles and Sue Gamble. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Dec. 31st at 2:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with burial to follow in Hills of Rest Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12 noon until the hour of service on Wednesday.


Floyd ( Gerline, 91, Lecanto, FL
Floyd L. “Jim” Gerline, 91, Lecanto, died Jan 6, 2015 in the Hospice Unit for Hospice of Citrus Co. and Nature Coast at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Mr. Gerline was born Sep 25, 1923 in Shelby County, IN to the late John and Inez (Conner) Gerline and moved to this area in 1984 from Indiana. He was a retired grain elevator manager and a WW II Naval veteran. He was a Life Member of VFW Post 4252 of Hernando, FL, Sub Vets of WW II in Indiana, 70 year member of the American Legion including Post 148 of Morocco, Indiana and Post 233 of Edinburgh, Indiana which he was a Past Commander. He is survived by 4 children, Sue Ann Downing, Inverness; Sandra L. Moeller, Glenwood, IN; Carol J. Studer, Milford, IN; Amy C. Stiller, Peoria, AZ; 13 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeannette June 7, 1996, a brother and sister, and a great grandchild. Friends may call at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home Friday at 6:00 PM where VFW Post 4252 will render Military Honors at 7:00 PM. Interment will follow in Florida National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Hospice of Citrus Co. and The Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Ernest J Glover, 101, Homosassa, FL
Ernie Glover, age 101 of Homosassa, formerly of Terra Vista and Floral City died Feb 28, 2015 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and The Nature Coast. Prior to his move to Florida, for many years, in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, Ernie was the maître-de at the once famous “Tavern on The Green” in Central Park in New York City.  Along with his responsibilities for the operation of this famous establishment, he also arranged many private parties for celebrities and politicians.  One interesting note is that in order to dress up the dance floor space in the garden, he had tiny white lights installed in the surrounding trees, which became the “Tavern on the Green’s” trademark. A long time resident of Citrus County, Ernie moved from Bardonia, NY in 1972 with his wife Gloria, to Floral City to a new home where he was the “General Contractor.”  After initially settling in Floral City, Ernie bought and converted a vacant old-fashioned super market in down town Inverness and turned it into a popular casual restaurant, which he named “The Jolly Fisherman.”  After several years establishing his reputation as a “restaurant entrepreneur,” Ernie saw that the area also needed a more upscale establishment to compliment the growing town of Inverness and the surrounding areas.  In 1976, Ernie built and operated a very successful restaurant in Inverness called the “Fort Cooper Station.”   It was a restaurant that boasted fine dining and included a banquet room that seated 300 people.  The “Fort Cooper Station” with Ernie overseeing every detail, hosted events for businesses and organizations throughout Citrus and Hernando counties.  For twenty-five years, Ernie served this area the most delicious food until his retirement in the late 1990’s. He and his wife, Gloria, were one of the founding members of St Michael The Archangel Greek Orthodox Church in Lecanto. He still drove his car, took care of his own finances, and completed a crossword puzzle every day.  His computer skills were remarkable. He was a pro at sending pictures on his computer, and is also on “Facebook.” Left to mourn his loss are his charming wife of 58 years, Gloria (Smith) Glover; 3 children, Teena Grant and husband, Ron of Mahwah, NJ; Helana Indierosarcone of Toms River, NJ; and John Glover of South Carolina; 7 grandchildren, and many great grand children. In addition, his beloved and devoted friends, Dr.Trifon and Marsha Dalkalitsis of Inverness. Ernie's life will be celebrated at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness on Saturday, March 7th at 4:00 PM. The family will receive friends at 3:00 PM untl the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, 4705 W. Gulf To Lake Hwy., Lecanto, FL 34461


Sylvia E Hames, 79, Hernando, FL
SYLVIA E. HAMES, age 79, Hernando, died January 26, 2015 under the loving care of her family and HPH Hospice. Sylvia was born on May 29, 1935 in New Canaan, CT to the late Carl and Maria ( Gunsler) Young. She was a computer technician for several companies, working for Borden, Inc. Dairies for 17 years and Jack Maresa Dairy for 5 years as well as Victors Temporary. She enjoyed cruising, bowling and walking. Sylvia will be dearly missed by her husband of 44 years, Robert Hames, Hernando; her son Gary Shelomis, Ansonia, CT; daughter Patricia Shelomis (Jay Correia), Shelton, CT; stepson Robert Hames (Wendy) Seymour, CT and stepdaughter Kimberly Hames, Ansonia, CT; grandchildren Chris Pelaccia, Frank Pelaggi, Robert Correia, Kristy, Kara, Kory, Robert Hames and Emily Shelomis. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date in Connecticut.


Vernon L Harris, 71, Lecanto, FL
VERNON LEON HARRIS, JR., age 71, died December 4, 2014 under the loving care of his family and HPH Hospice. Vernon was born on November 4, 1943 in St. Louis, MO to the late Vernon L. Harris, Sr. and Maudella (McKnight) Harris. He served our country in the United States Army, retiring after 21 years with the rank of Sgt. 1st Class. He served in Vietnam and received a Purple Heart, the Bronze Star Medal and Combat Infantryman Badge along with many other awards and citations. Vernon enjoyed fishing and reading. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of ten years, Linda Harris; son Tyler Harris of Lecanto, daughters Veronica Price and her husband George, Port St. Lucie, FL; stepson Nicholas Boudreau, Homosassa, FL and stepdaughter Courtney, Lecanto; his brother John N. Harris and four grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Thomas Harris, III, 85, Homosassa, FL
THOMAS HARRIS, III, age 84, Homosassa, died January 3, 2015 at his residence. Thomas was born on August 14, 1930 in Amarillo, TX to the late Thomas Harris, II and Lucille E. (King) Harris. He was Vice President of turf equipment and golf cart sales for G.L. Cornell Co in Gaithersburg, MD for 37 years. Thomas served our country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Thomas was a member of Elks Lodge #2983 and past president of Maryland Club. After his retirement and relocation to Citrus County in 1993, he became a parishioner of St. Benedict's Catholic Church and was active in several ministries. He enjoyed traveling with his late wife Jeanne and gardening. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters Linda Simon and her husband William of Steubenville, OH and Martha Harris, Boca Raton, FL, a brother David Harris and his wife Norma of Daytona Beach, FL; three grandchildren Joshua, Christopher and Nicholas and three great-grandchildren Ramzie, Izic and Sasha. He was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Jane Harris, his second wife of 40 years, Jeanne Harris and a brother Jay Harris. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 11:00 AM at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Crystal River. Inurnment will follow at a later date privately at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Jean V Hays, 88, Inverness, FL
Jean V. Hays, 88, of Inverness, Florida passed away January 12, 2015 at Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness. She was born on November 18, 1926 in Hamilton, Ohio to the late Clyde and Lorene (Matney) Litton. Jean was owner/operator of her own gift shop, and arrived in this area in 1987, coming from St. Petersburg, FL. She was a Methodist by faith, a volunteer for the Citrus United Basket for over 10 years, and held several offices in the Ladies Auxiliary of Eugene Quinn, VFW Post 4337, Inverness. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Sterling A. Hays in 2011, and one daughter, Sandra Jean Hays. Survivors include her children Gary (Kim) Hays of Inverness, Roger (Judy) Hays of Tallahassee, FL, and Linda (Ed) Hock of Inverness; 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Stephen R Heneghan, 58, Istachatta, FL
Stephen Richard Heneghan, 58, Istachatta, FL died at home Dec 17, 2014. A native of Elizabeth, NJ., he was born on July 14, 1956. Stephen was very active in the Church of Christ and served as their minister. He is survived by his wife, Angel Heneghan; a son, Brett and wife, Cortney of Brooksville; two daughters, Danielle Stevenson and Kelly Anne Heneghan, both of Brooksville; three brothers, Pat, Tom, and Frank; two sisters, Liz DeLucia and Katherine DeLorenzo; four grandchildren, Seth, Payton, Claire, and Levi. The family will conduct private services at their residence Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Beverly F HIll, 0, Hernando,
Beverly Florence Hill, 80, of Hernando, Florida passed away December 3, 2014 at Nature Coast Lodge in Lecanto, Florida. She was born on January 20, 1934 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Albert and Doris (Clarke) Cornfield. Beverly was an officer in the banking industry, and arrived in this area in 1980, coming from St. Petersburg, Florida. She enjoyed camping, reading, and snorkeling, and attended Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald James Hill. Survivors include her sons David (Trine) Hill of Sweden, and Paul (Jill) Hill of St. Petersburg, FL; sister Jane Dawe of Vero Beach, FL; and 4 grandchildren. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Frances Himpele, 90, Macon, GA
FRANCES (DOLLY) HIMPELE, 90, formerly of Inverness, FL died Thursday, January 29, 2015 in Macon, Georgia. Frances was born on January 16, 1925 in Montclair, New Jersey to the late Pietro and Rose (Zabatta) Codella. She moved to Citrus County from Montclair in 1974 and then in 2012 moved to Warner Robins, GA. to be with her grandson, Francis Geiser and her niece, Mary Lou (Terri) Geiser. After 30 plus years, she retired from Brannen Banks of Florida as Senior Administrative Assistant. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish, the Highlands Civic Association and the Highlands Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. Left to cherish her memory are her step daughter, Margaret (Himpele) Acker; grandchildren, Leon, Joe, and Mark Acker, Mal Golfetto, and Dan, Jack, Jim Sherman, and Sally (Sherman) VanValkenburg : serveral great grandchildren, and tons of nieces and nephews that love her dearly. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; her step daughters, Joan (Himpele) Geiser and Ann (Himpele) Sherman; grandsons Ray Golfetto and David Sherman and eight brothers and sister. The Mass of Christian Burial for Frances will be offered on Friday, February 6, 2015 at 1:00 PM from Our Lady of Fatima Church in Inverness. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness on Friday, from 11:00 AM until 12:45PM, when the procession will leave for church. There will be a reception after the burial. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Lucia Papa Children's Fire Safety Memorial Fund, which was started in honor of Frances' niece and nephews lost in a house fire. The funds are used to educate children on how to survive in a fire. Please send donations to Montclair Fire Department, % Chief John Herman, 1 Pine Street, Montclair, NJ 07042.


Romie L Holstein, 79, Inverness, FL
Romie L. Holstein, Sr., 79 of Inverness, Florida passed away December 7, 2014 at his residence in Inverness. He was born on July 4, 1935 in Gamoca, W. VA to the late Clisie and Sadie (Carson) Holstein. Romie was a salesman in the insurance and real estate businesses, and a U.S. Army veteran. He arrived in this area in 1986, coming from W.VA. Romie played football and basketball at Nicholas County High School in Summerville, W.VA and attended Fairmont State College on a football scholarship prior to his military service. He enjoyed bike riding, golfing, and liked all types of sports. He is now back with the love of his life, Alberta Holstein, who preceded him death in 2013. He was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Jerry Holstein and Infant boy Holstein and one sister, Donna Joyce Holstein. Survivors include is children Romie Lee Holstein, Charles L.(Sheryl) Holstein of Lecanto, FL, Clifford (Angela) Holstein of Eustis, FL, and Laureen (Brian) Holstein Greenberg of Boynton Beach, FL; brothers Larry (Christine) Holstein of Swiss, W.VA, Gary (Millie) Holsten of Charleston, W.VA; sisters Billie (Danny) Webb of Roanoke, VA, and Carol Holstein of Fayetteville, W. VA; grandchildren Bambi, Jordan, Addison, Sidney, Justen, Hannah, Steven and Danielle; and great-grandchildren Leah, Bryant, Gavin and Riley. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Charles D Hornaday, 82, Inverness, FL
Charles (Chuck) Deming Hornaday 82 Resident of Inverness, Florida and Wautoma, Wisconsin (formerly Arlington Heights, IL) passed on to be with the Lord on January 28, 2015 in Inverness, Florida surrounded by his loving family. Charles was born in Hamburg, New York on September 2, 1932 to Kathryn and Hilton Parks Hornaday. Loving husband to Mary Elaine Hornaday (nee Ahrens) married June 5th, 1954. He graduated from Bowling Green State University with a degree in journalism and later served as publisher for the Aberdeen Group and retired in December 1992. Chuck arrived in this area in 1994, coming from Arlington Heights, IL. He enjoyed fishing, boating, researching genealogy, traveling (traveling once a year to Canada for 20 years for fishing), and the outdoors. He was the family patriarch of a large family, an amazing role model, and a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend. Chuck was a Christian by faith, and is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Mary Elaine (Laney) Hornaday, their four children Kathryn Harrison of Cary Illinois, Susan Schafer of Palatine Illinois, Lori (William) Van Diggelen of Cary Illinois and Charles J. (Beverly) Hornaday of Arlington Heights, Illinois. He was a loving grandfather of Nicole (Colin) Boyle, Eric (Lindsey) Hoelter, Michelle Schafer, Anna (Matt) Radke, Andrew (Jennifer) Hoelter, Julia Harrison, Charles J. Hornaday (Kristy Brelsford), Alexander Hoelter, Alan Warneke, Leah Harrison, Robert Warneke. He was the loving great-grandfather of nine. Charles was preceded in death by his parents Kathryn and Hilton Parks Hornaday his brothers Hilton and James Hornaday, his son-in-law Galen Harrison, and his grandchild Craig Hoelter. Services will be held at the First Congregational Church 231 Roberts Drive, Mukwonago, Wisconsin 53149 at 3:30 pm on Sunday February 8th, 2015. Interment will be held at a later date at Oak Knoll Cemetery in Mukwonago Wisconsin. And he will dwell in the house of the Lord forevermore.


Patricia Jakubowski, 66, Hernando, FL
Patricia Jakubowski, 66, of Hernando, FL passed away January 10, 2015 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, FL. She was born on August 1, 1948 in Sanford, ME to the late Chester A. and Frances (Gauthier) Littlefield. Patricia arrived in this area in 1988 coming from Eliot, ME, and was a bookkeeper for the Citrus County School Board. She was Methodist by faith, and loved reading, and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Lynn Jakubowski. Survivors include her loving husband of 42 years, James Jakubowlski; daughter Lisa (Ted) Rosenau of Orange Park, FL; and grandchildren Maddy, Ellie, and Noah. A Celebration of Patricia's life will be held on Saturday, January 24, 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Albert L Jones, 80, Inverness, FL
Albert Lee Jones, 80, of Inverness, FL passed away December 25, 2014 at his residence in Inverness. He was born on August 12, 1934 in Gunnison, MS to the late John Melton and Suzanne (Bricotte) Jones. Albert was a U.S. Air Force veteran and arrived in this area in 1968, coming from Denver, CO. He was the previous owner of Happy\'s Bait and Tackle Shop, and enjoyed fishing and playing the lottery. Albert was preceded in death by brother Paul Jones and sisters Denise Susco and Faye Cuneo. He is survived by his loving partner, Lynn Iddings of Inverness. Other survivors include children Curtis Jones of Grenada, MS and Dezera Graham of Weirsdale, FL; brothers John, Richard, and Rex Jones; and 3 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Margaret Jones, 86, Miami, FL
Margaret \"Peggy\" Jones, age 86, formerly of Inverness, now residing in Miami, died December 4, 2014 at her residence. Peggy was born on January 28, 1928 in West Palm Beach, FL to the late John and Barbara (Kline) Huck. Survivors include her sons John Jones, Jr. (Debi), Melbourne, Daniel Jones (Randi) and David Jones (Linda) all of Miami; 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Albert Jones. She is survived by sisters Mary Ezell and Opal Hanley, both of Cairo, GA. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Burial will follow at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will receive friends in visitation from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Please consider donations in Peggy\'s memory to Alzheimer\'s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.


Marian P Jordan, 76, Inverness, FL
Marian P. Jordan, 76, Inverness, went home to the Lord on Dec 11, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness. Mrs Jordan was born on April 14, 1938 in Cayce, South Carolina to the late Charlton and Bertha (Spires) Price and came to Citrus Co. in 1977 from Bradenton, FL. Marian was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, always taking care of the household in order for her family to pursue their interests and careers. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, entertaining, and fishing, always catching the largest fish in her group. Marian was the recipient of a kidney transplant in 2004 and was blessed with many additional years. She is survived by her devoted husband of 58 years, Marvin (Ken) Jordan, Inverness; 2 daughters, Pamela Reneau Line and husband Mark of Spartanburg, SC and Janet Michelle Rashley and husband Jim of Inverness, FL; 2 sisters, Muriel Price Floyd and Louise Price Smith, both of Gilbert, SC; 4 Grandchildren, Alyse Worley and husband, Mitch; Samuel Line, Benjamin Rashley, and Lauryn Rashley. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, Dec. 14th at 2:00 PM from Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Donnie Seagle officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1:00 PM until the hour of service.. Additional services and burial will follow in Columbia, SC under the care of Shives Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Crescent Hill Cemetery. Memorials in Marian\'s memory are being accepted by: UF Kidney Transplant Program, PO Box 100251, Gainesville, FL 32610-0251. Attn: Stephan Moore


John T Klik, 78, Inverness, FL
JOHN T. KLIK, age 78, Inverness, died January 8, 2015 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. John was born on July 8, 1936 in Stanford, CT to the late Stephen and Jennie (Nadrotowski) Klik. He served our country in the United States Navy. John worked for Pitney-Bowes as a senior machinist in the stamp manufacturing department. He loved doing carpentry work and working with his hands. He was an excellent baker and cook. John also was an avid polka music fan. He was a parishioner at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 35 years, Wanda Klik. A celebration and tribute to John's life will be held on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Please consider donations in John's memory to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital or Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641279, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Eleanora M Knox, 94, Inverness, FL
ELEANORA M. KNOX, age 94, Inverness, died January 30, 2015 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County and her loving family. Eleanora was born on July 27, 1920 in Elmhurst, IL to the late William and Anna (Kolzow) Wendt. She was employed by Fern International, a food service company as a commercial accountant, a job she thoroughly enjoyed. Eleanora loved spending time needlepointing and crocheting and especially liked flower gardening. A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she enjoyed spending time with her family and will be deeply missed by her daughter and son-in-law Elaine and Chuck Spikes of Inverness; her sister Verdelle Krueger, Littleton, CO; grandchildren Don, Darlene, Dawn, Carrie, Robyn, great-grandchildren Jessica, Megan, Danielle, Nicole, Kayden, Madison and great-great grandchildren Kyla, Steven, Jovani, Addison and Trevor. She was preceded in death by her son, Richard Knox and sisters Lydia and Lorraine. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Otto H Kramer, 64, Inverness, FL
Otto H. Kramer, 64, of Inverness, FL passed away December 5, 2014 at his residence in Inverness. He was born on August 1, 1950 in Staten Island, NY to the late Charles and Margaret (Mahoney) Kramer. Otto serviced his country honorably as a radioman in the U.S. Marine Corps., doing 3 tours in Viet Nam. He enjoyed playing darts, shooting pool, building plastic models, telling jokes, and was a lifetime member of Floral City VFW Post #7122. He was preceded in death by his loving son, Charles Kramer. Survivors include sisters Louise Kramer-Eldred and Maria Canini, his brother, Charles Kramer, Godson Augustine Cardeli and several other nephews and nieces. A graveside service with military honors is scheduled for Friday, December 19, 11:00 A.M. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Harold P Kurth, 91, Hernando, FL
Harold "Hub" Peter Kurth passed away on Monday, January 12, 2015 at Superior Residences in Lecanto, Florida. Harold was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin. He graduated from Madison East High School. He volunteered for the military and after basic training was sent to the South Pacific where he was assigned to the 37th Division of the Ohio National Guard. He served as the company scout and earned, among others, the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Harold was a member of the Madison, WI police department for nine years, mostly as a hit-and-run investigator. In 1957 he resigned from the police department to work as an investigator for Wisconsin Farm Bureau as Property Claims Manager. Harold enjoyed working with wood. He made beautiful furniture as well as many carvings. He was a life member of the Aaron Weaver Chapter 776 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Harold was married to Evelyn Larvick in 1948 and together they had four children: Linda Newton (Tom); Terry Kurth (Kathleen); Rhonda Lewis (John) and Brian (Wade Fickler), and 4 step children He has 8 Grandchildren 11 Step Grandchildren; 10 Great Grandchildren and 3 step Great Grandchildren. In addition to these, 3 brothers and 2 sisters and his wife, Gretchen, and many nieces and nephews further survive him. His first wife, Evelyn, his parents, one brother and 2 sisters preceded him in death. Harold's wife Evelyn, passed away in 1990. In 1994 he married Gretchen Beckett. He and Gretchen moved to Arbor Lakes in Hernando, Florida in 1997. The family would like to thank Hospice and Superior Residences for their loving care of Harold. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34465. Harold will be buried in Madison, WI next to his first wife, Evelyn.


Marcel J L'Heureux, 89, Inverness, FL
Marcel J. L'Heureux, 89, of Inverness, Florida passed away January 10 2015 at Citrus Health & Rehab, Inverness. He was born on December 29, 1925 in Montreal, Canada to the late Emery and Marie L'Heureux. Marcel was a new automobile coordinator for Deal Ford Company in Miami, FL, and a Catholic by faith. He enjoyed fishing, diving, and traveling. He is survived by his daughter Josie Capps of Hendersonville, N.C., and sister Jeannine L'Heureux of Canada; 2 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Grace L Large, 84, Inverness, FL
GRACE LUCILLE LARGE, age 84, Inverness, died February 20, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. Grace was born on August 8, 1930 in Sagamore, PA to the late John R. and Bertha (Aul) McCausland. She worked as a computer operator at K-Mart in Inverness for over ten years and as a display representative for a greeting card company, a job she enjoyed very much. Grace was an active member of her First United Methodist Church of Inverness and served in many ministries. She was a member of Eastern Star and served as Past Worthy Grand Matron in Claysville, PA. She enjoyed gardening, baking and knitting. Left to cherish her memory are her sons David M. Large (Janet), Denver, CO, Richard W. Large (Sherry), Inverness; daughters Diana Lee Clawson (Ed) Inverness, Patricia Ann Homan, Piedmont, SC, Deborah Sue Lynch, Piedmont, SC; sisters Dorothy Shotts, Dayton, PA and Shirley Shemo, Indiana, PA; 16 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Merrill Large, brothers, Donald, Clair and Clark McCausland and a sister Florence Cooper. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 11:00 AM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family invites friends to join them in visitation from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Interment will take place at a later date at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness. Please consider donations in Grace's memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Cecile R Laskey, 84, Inverness, FL
CECILE R. LASKEY, age 84, Inverness, died December 31, 2014 under the care of the staff of Diamond Ridge. Cecile was born on November 15, 1930 in Roseville, IL to the late Grant and Ruth (Cooper) Gocking. Along with her late husband Joseph, Cecile was a member of Good Sam's Club and enjoyed camping and traveling to many areas throughout the United States. She was known as an excellent cook. Left to cherish her memory is her sister Mary Haile, Bellerive, IL a brother-in-law Charles Lasky in NJ and nephew Mike Terry. She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph E. Laskey, her brother Floyd Lucas and sister Retha Terry. Inurnment will be private at the Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Paul C Lathan, 85, Lecanto, FL
PAUL C. LATHAN, age 85, Lecanto, died February 12, 2015 at his residence under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Paul was born on June 7, 1929 in Warsaw, NY to the late Harold and Jessiemay (Dutton) Lathan. He served our country in the United States Navy. Paul was the owner/operator of his own appliance sales and service business. He was a member of the Rotary Club in Avon, NY from 1971-1991, serving as President and was the recipient of the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow Award. He enjoyed boating, especially in the Finger Lakes in New York and the Rideau Canal in Ontario, Canada. A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he will be deeply missed by all of those fortunate enough to have known him. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 56 years, Rosemarie Lathan; his son Mark (Dora) Lathan, Lecanto, FL; his daughter Colleen Delaney, Crystal River, FL; his brother James Lathan, Rochester, NY; his sister Helen Hussey, Geneseo, NY; four grandchildren, Molly (Jason) Falcone, Mandy (Kyle) Smith, Brice and Melanie Delaney and two great-grandchildren Julia Falcone and Kaitlyn Smith. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy, his beloved dog Roy and many other of his critters. A graveside military committal service will be held on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 2:30 PM at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Stephen W Laughrey, 68, Hernando, FL
STEPHEN WILLIAM LAUGHREY left to be cradled in his Saviour's arms on Sunday February 22, 2015.  Born January 5, 1947 in Terre Haute, IN to the late Albert and Ethel (Brock) Laughrey, Stephen served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War as a Communications Specialist stationed in Germany. Following his service, Stephen returned to Indiana and embarked on a long, successful career selling building materials. He was forced into early retirement in 1990 when medical conditions rendered him blind. Determined to lead a normal life, Stephen attended the Louisiana School for the Blind in Ruskin, LA. He later served on the Board of the National Federation of the Blind, dedicated to the advancement of those with vision impairments. He was a sports enthusiast.  Prior to the loss of his sight Stephen enjoyed boating, water sports and golfing. In recent years he was an avid watch collector. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Inverness. Left to cherish his memory are his loving and devoted wife, Doris Tabler-Laughrey of Hernando; son Trent Staggs-Laughrey (Melissa), Prattville, Alabama; daughter Heather Jo Laughrey (Scott),  Bensalem, Pennsylvania; stepsons Stacy Rigney and  Todd Laughrey, both of Olathe, KS; brother James A. (Nancy) Laughrey of Inverness; sister Kathleen (Michael) Gilbert of Inverness; seven grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and extended family. A tribute and celebration of Stephen’s life will be held Monday March 2, 2015 at 1PM, Charles E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Military Honors and burial will take place immediately following at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Stephen’s memory to either the American Diabetes Association, Gift of Remembrance Headquarters, 1101 North Lake Destiny Road, #1415, Maitland, FL 32751 or Southeastern Guide Dogs Association, 4210 77th St. East, Palmetto, FL 34221. 


Gail M Lawrence, 56, Lecanto, FL
GAIL MARIE LAWRENCE, age 56, died December 13 2014 under the care of her loving family and Hospice of Citrus County. Gail was born on May 29, 1958 in Michigan to Lloyd and Delois Lang. She was employed as a groomer in a pet grooming shop. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 40 years, John Lawrence; her mother Delois Lang-Dick, Beverly Hills, FL; her son John Lawrence, Jr. and his wife Stephanie and her daughter Ann McCully, all of Lecanto; a brother Allen Lang, CA and sister Janice Youd, MI; grandchildren Kirstin Lawrence and Ian McCully. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Carol J Lee-Diamond, 56, Floral City, FL
Carol Jean "C.J." Lee-Diamond, 56, of Floral City, Florida passed away January 21, 2015 at Gainesville V.A. Hospital. She was born on June 28, 1958 in Three Lakes, WI. C.J. was a project coordinator for the construction industry and arrived in this area in 1991. Survivors include her loving husband Alan Diamond of Floral City. Other survivors include her mother Jeanette Hayden of Beverly Hills, FL; and brother Mark and wife, Kim of Woodland Park, CO. Private arrangements under the care of Chas.E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


William E Lentz, 79, Inverness, FL
William Edward Lentz, 79, Inverness passed away Feb 12, 2015 in the Hospice Unit of Citrus Memorial Hospital. Mr. Lentz was born Feb 1, 1936 in Philadelphia, PA to the late William and Martha (Irwin) Lentz. He was a retired plumber and pipe fitter in the construction trades and was a member of Citrus Masonic Lodge No. 118. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy Survivors include his wife, Linda Keem, Inverness; 4 children, Bill and Carol of Brush Creek, TN; Ed and Glina of Crestwood, KY; Miriam and John and Liz and Mark, both of Lecanto; 4 sisters, Lizbeth, Chris, Bonnie Joe, and Maryanna; 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Military Honors will be rendered at Florida National Cemetery on Tuesday, Feb 17th at 2:30 PM. Family and friends are invited to attend. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematoy is assisting the family.


Barbara J Lepse, 86, Invernessfl, fl
BARBARA JEAN LEPSE, age 86, Inverness, died December 28, 2014 at Citrus Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center. Barbara was born on October 7, 1928 in Clarkfield, MN to the late Henry P. and Pearl (Davidson) Hanson. She was employed in the banking industry. She relocated to this area in 2007 from Eden Prairie, MN. Left to cherish her memory are her children Pamela Ann Leis, Westby, WI, James Levoy Lepse, Alexandria, VA, Lori Jean Myrick, Inverness, FL, Paul Douglas Lepse, Alpharetta, GA, Steven Dan Lepse, Virginia Beach, VA; her brother Robert P. Hanson, Sun City, AZ, sisters Delaine Moriarity, Avon, MN, Patricia Hutchinson, Pine Grove, CA; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Levoy \"Dan\" Lepse. Services and viewing will be held at the Morris Nilsen Funeral Home in Richfield, MN with burial at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of local arrangements.


Joan E Loaring, 79, Hernando, FL
Joan E. Loaring, 79, of Hernando, Fla. passed away Feb. 2, 2015 at Citrus Hills Health & Rehab Center.  Joan was born in Oakdale, Nebraska to the late Fred and Minnie (Kamrath) Smith and moved to this area in 1980.  She was a retired book keeper and enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting and putting together jigsaw puzzles.  She was also an artist. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, William E. Loaring; 2 daughters Tammy Hodges of Summerset, SD; JoAnn Nalley Crystal River, FL; her brother, Donald Smith of Cincinnati, OH; 2 sisters, Mildred Peterson of Nebraska and Evelyn Gardner, Cincinnati, OH; 7 grandchildren; Jennifer Kellsy of Colorado Springs, CO; Katie Johnston of Summerset, SD; Tiffney Harper of Elkview, WV; Rachel Clendenin of Clendenin, WV' Deanna Collins of Parkersburg, WV; Jessie Nalley of Inverness, FL; Samantha Nalley of  Rico, CO; Great-grandchildren; Patrick Kellsy, Ethan Kellsy; Jack Loaring' Caleb Clendenin, Jazmine Clendenin; Damien Michael, Reagan Michael.  Her brother Norman predeceased her. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. from Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness, FL.  Entombment will follow at a later date in Florida National Cemetery. 


Patricia E Long, 71, Hernando, FL
PATRICIA E. LONG, age 71, Hernando, died February 10, 2015 under the loving care of her family and HPH Hospice. Patricia was born on August 5, 1943 in Bronx, NY to the late Raymond and Charlotte (Abbott) Burns. She was a teacher's assistant in a special education school for over 20 years and was completely devoted to the children, teaching with compassion and kindness. Patricia enjoyed bowling and shopping. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 51 years, Gene Long; children Donna Celardo, Syosett, NY, Gregory (Kathy Zarometidis) Long, White Plains, NY, Christopher (Paul) Long, Lindenhurst, NY, Jean-Louise Long, White Plains, NY and Jaclyn (Rob) Cincotta, Milford, CT; her brother Daniel Burns, Port Charlotte, FL; sisters Carol (Walter) Long, Dunnellon, FL and Charlette (Carl) Nowicki, Port Charlotte, FL; 14 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Daniel and a brother Raymond. She will be deeply missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known her. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Jimmy I Lynde, 63, Beverly Hills, FL
Jimmy Irvin \"J.T.\" Lynde, age 63 passed away on January 2, 2015 in Lecanto, FL. Jim retired in 2003 and moved to Beverly Hills, FL after living in South Bend, IN for 26 years. Jim was born on June 20, 1951 in Sedalia, MO to Irene and Irvin Lynde of Leeton, MO. Jim was the youngest of four children. His brother Bob R. Lynde of Aurora, CO and his parents preceded him in death. Jim is survived by a sister, Judy Baker of Lecanto, FL and brother, Billy Lynde of Leeton, MO, 3 nieces, Kimberly Snyder, El Sobrante, CA, Kelley Nowlan of Aurora, CO and Kristin Baker of Boulder, CO and 3 nephews, Kent Lynde of Mason, OH, William Lynde of Lincoln, MO, and Robert Lynde of Leeton, MO in addition to many relatives. Jim moved from Missouri to Indiana in 1972. He worked for a transportation company, delivering various types of vehicles throughout the United States. He and a friend later started a trucking company which delivered various commodities nationwide. After selling the company, Jim enjoyed remodeling houses and purchasing automobiles at auctions for resale. Jim enjoyed many hobbies, including collecting automobiles, attending car shows, remodeling houses and enjoyed the challenge of repairing things for friends and family, golfing and spending time with his many dear friends, boating, more golf and assisting his sister Judy with many projects. He was a member of Seven Rivers Golf and County Club and Crystal River Moose Lodge. He was Baptist by faith. Services will be held at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 10:00 AM. with Hospice Chaplain Boris Posso officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Citrus County or any favorite charity. An additional service will be held later at Windsor, MO and interment will follow at Mineral Creek Cemetery in Leeton, MO.


Lisa E Mancuso, 43, Dunnellon, FL
LISA E. (JONES) MANCUSO There is another new angel in Heaven today. Lisa Mancuso, 43, passed away surrounded by her loving family at The Hospice House of Citrus County on January 16, 2015. She fought a corageous 39 month battle with a very rare form of cancer called NETS (neuro endocrine tumors.) Lisa was born on January 2, 1972 in Wyandotte, MI, the daughter of Larry and the late Sandra Jones. Lisa graduated from Lecanto High School in 1990, Central FL CC with an AA degree in the Arts. She then went to UCF and finished her degree at Nova University. Lisa then received certification and a degree in Exceptionality Special Education and ESL in 2001. While attending school, Lisa worked full time as a data secretary and then a teaching assistant. Upon her graduation, she was immediately offered her dream job as a full-time teacher at Crest School in Lecanto, FL. Lisa married the love of her life, Michael Mancuso on November 21, 2009. Surviving Lisa is her husband, Michael; her father, Larry Jones and his spouse Diane, one brother, David Jones and his spouse, Michelle, a nephew Darren Jones, a niece Kristen (Taylor) Cody and a grandniece Aubrie Cody, all of Inverness, FL; several aunts, uncles and cousins. She is also survived by her very best friend, Mellannie Forester and in-laws John and Joan Mancuso of NY and FL. A Requiem Eucharist will be held at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church located at 114 N. Osceola Avenue, Inverness, FL on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 11:00 AM. Lisa's family would like to thank the staff at The Hospice House of Citrus County and Nature Coast for their warm and loving care; also a huge thank you to Dr. George Daneker and his brilliant team from Cancer Treatment Center in Newnan, GA for giving Lisa these "extra" two years of life; and Dr. James Cleary and his brilliant team from Dana Farber and Brigham and Women's Hospitals in Boston who worked so diligently trying to find clinical trials appropriate for the treament of NETS cancer and her local oncologist, Dr. William Harrer and his staff for bridging the logistical gap when Lisa needed it. Contributions may be made to the Patient Assistance Program in Lisa's name at CTCA, 600 Parkway North, Newnan, GA, 30265 or Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women's Hospital, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215-5450. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Walter V Martin, 74, Inverness, FL
Walter Vernon Martin, 74, of Inverness, FL passed away March 1, 2015 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Inverness. He was born in St. Petersburg, FL on April 8, 1940 to the late Vernon and Lena (Ryan) Martin. Walter was a messenger for the Brinks Security Company, and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp. He arrived in this area in 2014, coming from Eldorado Springs, MO. Walter was a Christian by faith, and enjoyed reading. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Donna H. Martin. Other survivors include children Franklin Martin and Jonny Dale Martin both of Florida, Jeff Martin, Eo Martin of Massachusetts; daughter Wanda California; and several grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Pauline H McPherson, 97, Floral City, FL
PAULINE H. McPHERSON, age 97, Floral City, died December 30, 2014 under the care of the staff of New Horizon Senior Citizens Home. Pauline was born on October 28, 1917 in Salem, NJ. She was a homemaker who enjoyed going to yard sales and finding \"bargains.\" Pauline enjoyed her hospital volunteer work in Salem, NJ. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Thomas McPherson, Fort Pierce, FL, grandson James and great-grandchildren Claire and Luke. One of 11 siblings, she is survived by sisters Mae Keen, Hannah James, Jean Hamilton and Alma Hogate. She was preceded in death by her husband William N. McPherson , a son William McPherson and also a grandson William McPherson. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


George L Mercer, 88, Beverly Hills, FL
George L. Mercer, 88, of Beverly Hills, Florida passed away on February 9, 2015 at Hospice of Citrus County, Lecanto, Florida. He was born on May 5, 1926 in Blue Rock, Ohio to the late Howard W. and Alice M. (Ewing) Mercer. George was a Comptroller for the M.W.A. Company in Owosso, Michigan, and a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. He arrived in this area 26 years ago, coming from Owosso, and attended Crystal River Church of God. George enjoyed painting, fishing, hunting, farming, and gardening. He was preceded in death by his brother Howard Mercer. Survivors include his loving wife of 64 years, Virginia Mercer. Other survivors include his children Brian (Nancy) Mercer of Summerfield, FL, Kent (Lisa) Mercer of Ocala, FL, Sharon (Gary) Wortz of Battle Creek, MI, and Frances O'Clary of Oklahoma City, OK; bothers Claude and Claire Mercer and sister Mary Ellen Spencer; 6 grandchildren and 4 Great-grandchildren. The family will be receiving friends in visitation of Sunday, 1:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M., with a funeral service at 3:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL. A funeral procession will depart the funeral home on Monday, 9:15 A.M. going to Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL where Military Honors will be rendered.


Robert J Mergl, 60, Inverness, FL
ROBERT JESSE MERGL, age 60, Inverness, died December 26, 2014 under the care of HPH Hospice. Robert was born on June 1, 1954 in Ridgewood, NJ to the late Charles A. and Ruth M. (Peterman) Mergl. He was employed as a telephone company cable splicer. Robert was an avid NASCAR racing fan. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters Amanda (Gary) Rhinehart, Port Jervis, NY and Jessica (Robert) George, Monroe, NY; brothers Joseph G. Mergl, NJ and his twin brother William P. Mergl, Inverness; grandchildren Eila, Bethany, Aaron and Lila. He was preceded in death by a sister, JoAnn. A celebration and tribute to Robert\'s life will be held on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 4:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Edward H Mitrani, 90, Beverly Hills, FL
Edward Henry Mitrani, age 90, resident of Beverly Hills, Florida, passed away Jan 17, 2015..  Ed is survived by his loving wife Carol, his brother Frank (wife Jean), daughter Tina Cox (husband Bill, grandson Brendan (wife Elizabeth), granddaughter Erin), son Jacques (wife Julie, grandson Jacques Evan, granddaughter Monique), Carol's son Russ (grandson Christopher), and Carol's daughter Shaun (grandson Jason and granddaughter Jessica). Ed is survived by stepchildren William Loskota (wife Valerie), Michael Loskota (wife Cher), Margaret Loskota-Wilson (husband Craig), Robin Duval, niece Jen Owston (husband Chris) and nephew Michael Mitrani (wife Frannie).  Ed was preceded in passing by his stepdaughter Frances Loskota-Christ (husband Karl). Ed was born August 6, 1924 in Kewanee, Illinois to Jacques and Fortunee Mitrani. As a young man Ed wanted to fly airplanes. He joined the US Army Air Corps after finishing high school and starting college. He became a B-25 (Mitchell medium bomber) for the USAAC and rose to the rank of Captain in the US Air Force. During WW II Ed flew 70 bomber missions over well defended enemy territory in southern France and Italy, successfully completing his runs and returning to base. He was never shot down or injured by enemy bullets or flak. (That was when he earned the nickname "fast Eddy" - because he was dodging bullets). Upon returning to the States and completing his service to the country, Ed re-entered civilian life as a cowboy in New Mexico, a corporate pilot in Southern California, a movie pilot for the movie "Catch-22", an actor and a businessman. In 1971 Ed met Carol and they were married in 1972 and spent 20 years in Southern California before retiring to Arizona. After moving from Arizona, Ed and Carol traveled across the country by RV for over 10 years. They made lots of friends during their travels to 46 states, and decided to settle down in Beverly Hills, Florida, buying a nice little house where they have lived for the past seven years. Ed and Carol enjoyed golfing and were active in the Coast Guard Auxiliary, local, regional and state politics, and the local veterans’ organizations. Ed was honored in Washington, D.C. in 2013 Honor Flight Program. Ed lived a full and rewarding life. A Celebration of Edwards Life is scheduled for Wednesday, February 11, 12:30 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. The funeral will then proceed to the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, where military honors will be rendered.


Judy M Muckenfuss, 71, Inverness, FL
JUDITH "JUDY" M. MUCKENFUSS, age 71, died February 14, 2015 at her residence. Judy was born on January 21, 1943 in Shelburn Falls, MA to the late Edward and Doris (Hume) Chaplin. She was an excellent homemaker, who enjoyed spending time with her husband and her beloved dog, Lola. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 54 years, Alvin Muckenfuss; her sister Sue Wilson, Tampa; grandchildren Rob and Kim. She was preceded in death by a daughter Lori Muckenfuss and a sister, Janet. A tribute and celebration of Judy's life will be held on Friday, February 20, 2015 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Jack E Muggleton, 62, Inverness, FL
JACK E. MUGGLETON, age 62, Inverness, died December 15, 2014 at his residence. Jack was born on December 20, 1951 in Lewiston, NY to the late James R. and Bernice (Wajtowicz) Muggleton. He was employed as a maintenance worker in the banking industry. Jack was known to be an excellent pool player. His survivors include his father, James Muggleton, Inverness; brothers Mark (Collie) Muggleton, Boulder, CO, Kenneth Muggleton, Apollo Beach, FL, Daniel Muggleton, Springfield, MA and a sister Donna Sawyer, Rochester, NY. He was preceded in death by his mother, Bernice Muggleton. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


June Nixon, 87, Inverness, FL
JUNE NIXON, age 87, Inverness, died Decermber 24, 2014 at Springhill Health and Rehab Center in Brooksville. June was born on July 30, 1927 in Waltham, Massachusetts to the late Henry and Charlotte (Bates) Thomas. She was the owner/operator of her own drapery and upholstery shop. June was a loving mother and very much a people person. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter Jeri Ann and her husband Steven Ziebarth and their children Sherri, Stephanie and Kevin Ziebarth, Spring Hill, FL; her son Thomas H. Nixon and his wife Shelley and their children, Tim, Kristen and Matthew Nixon of Andersonville, SC and eight great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law Elaine Nixon of Inverness. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Howard C. Nixon and her brother Henry Bates. A private memorial service will be announced at a later date. Memorial donations are requested to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL, 34464 in lieu of flowers. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family


Marilyn A Nuzzello, 79, Floral City, FL
MARILYN A. NUZZELLO, age 79, Floral City died January 3, 2015. Marilyn was born on February 28, 1935 in Milford, CT to the late Joseph and Anna (Olenick) Galla. She was employed as a medical secretary. Marilyn was known for her generosity and she touched the lives of many. She leaves behind cherished friends Eleanor Rizzo, Katherine Moore, Dot Cook and Robert Webb. She was preceded in death by her husband Albert and her siblings Robert, and Richard Galla. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Inurnment will be private at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.


Edward Orenyak, 90, Lecanto, FL
DWARD ORENYAK, age 91, died December 28, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Edward was born on March 26, 1923 in Glassport, PA and resided there for most of his lifetime. He was employed by the Road Maintenance Division of Department of Transportation in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania for over 50 years. Edward relocated to Gulfport, Florida in 1996. Edward was an excellent crafter and made many gifts that his friends enjoyed. He is survived by a niece Arlene Barth and nephew Ronald Lichalk. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Lorraine and all six of his siblings. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Auston Parker, 83, Inverness, FL
AUSTON PARKER, age 83, Inverness, died December 12, 2014 surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Auston was born on April 11, 1931 in Roopville, GA to the late Benjamin and Olivia (Smith) Parker. He served our county in the United States Army Air Corp during the Korean conflict, serving in Korea for 9 months, and was awarded a Purple Heart and a Korean Service Medal with 1 Bronze Star. Auston was employed by John Sessa Bulldozing Company as a heavy equipment operator and foreman. On April 24, 1953 he married June Eileen Travis in Charlton Co, GA. Auston enjoyed going to flea markets and yard sales. An avid outdoorsman, he liked hunting, fishing and airboating. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 61 years, June Parker; his children Vivian Wagner, Jacksonville, FL, Debra (Boe) Brown, Live Oak, FL, Shirley Certain, Inverness, Sandra (Rick) Swilley, High Springs, FL, Carolyn (Bruce, Sr.) Boardman, Inverness, Annette Fratello, Pompano Beach, FL and Michael Parker, Fort Lauderdale. He is also survived by a brother J.L. Parker, 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by all whose lives he touched. A Funeral Service of Remembrance and Tribute to Auston\'s life will be held on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will receive friends in visitation from 9:00 AM until the hour of service. Please consider donations in Auston\'s memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Thomas R Parker, 64, Invernss, FL
Thomas R. \"Tim\" Parker, 64, of Inverness, Florida passed away December 3, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. He was born on September 20, 1950 in West Orange, New Jersey, and arrived in this in 1974 coming from New Jersey. Thomas was a U.S. Army veteran, and owner of a roofing company. He was preceded in death by his father, Albert T. Parker, brother Glen Parker, and special friend Thomas Burns. Survivors include his mother Harriet Parker. Other survivors include brothers Todd R. Parker of Toms River, NJ, Gregory P. Parker of Hull, MA, Douglas Parker of Jackson, NJ, and Scott (Diane) Parker of Raritan, NJ; and sister Debbie (Jack) Radice of Toms River, NJ. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Steven L Parkinson, 60, Floral City, FL
Steven Lee Parkinson, 60, Floral City, Florida passed away February 19, 2015 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, Florida. He was born in Durant, Mississippi on December 9, 1954, and was an oil company clerk. Steven arrived in this area in 2012, coming from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and was a Methodist by faith. He enjoyed golfing, and was an avid pet lover, especially dogs. He was preceded in death by his father, Boytt Parkinson. Survivors include his loving wife of 5½ years, Cynthia Parkinson. Other survivors include his mother, Dora Parkinson; son Sloan Parkinson of Jackson, MS; step-children Jason Dickerson and Kelly Tilton, both of Floral City, Jody Dickerson and Raygan Sessums, both of Wesley Chapel, FL; and 6 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Michael E Philbin, 65, Homosassa, FL
MICHAEL (MIKE) EDWARD PHILBIN, age 65, Homosassa, formerly of St. Petersburg, passed away January 28, 2015 at Tampa General Hospital. Mike was born on September 5, 1949 in Detroit, MI to Norman and Muriel (Forney) Philbin. He was a retired, self-employed plaster and stucco contractor. A wonderful father and husband, he enjoyed being with his family and friends. He especially enjoyed his buddy, his dog (Max). Mike loved the outdoors, enjoyed NASCAR, reading and riding his motorcycle. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 34 years, Renea Philbin; his mother Muriel Philbin, St. Petersburg, FL; his daughter Christine Philbin, Largo, FL; his sisters Patricia Bely, Cleveland, TN and Terry Sexton, Pinellas Park, FL; a brother, James Philbin, St. Petersburg; his father-in-law Richard Kaiser; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Rochelle and Ray Kaiser, many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Norman Philbin. A celebration and tribute to Mike's life will be scheduled at a later date. Please consider donations in Mike's memory to a charity of your choice in lieu of flowers. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Hazel I Rebold, 97, Hernando, FL
Hazel I. Rebold, 97, Hernando died Feb 3, 2015 at the Life Care Center of Ocala. Mrs Rebold was born on July 16, 1917 in Michigan to the late Thomas and Josephine (Peotter) Maynard and moved here in 1977 from Ocala. She is survived by her daughter, Lois Bame of Hernando. Her son, Merle Merrick preceded her in death as did her 2 brothers, Robert and Kenneth Maynard and her 2 sisters, Gloria Wall and Jean Renaud. There are 5 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild surviving. Cremation arrangements are private. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Nicholas Rizzo, III, 69, Hernando, FL
NICHOLAS ANTHONY RIZZO, III, age 69, Hernando, died January 6, 2015 at his residence. Nick was born on March 16, 1945 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Nicholas A. Rizzo, Jr. and Lola Ella (Kaeplein) Rizzo. He served our country in the Navy with a tour of duty in Vietnam. Nick enjoyed working sudoku puzzles and was known as a very generous person, always helping others. Left to cherish his memory is his daughter Jeannine Marie Rizzo and her husband Nicholas Bratton, Seattle, WA; his companion Nancy Geden, Hernando and siblings Edward Rizzo, Bernice Harding, Michelle Marchetti, Christopher Rizzo, Marguerite Rizzo and Jerome Rizzo. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Evelyn J Ross, 74, Inverness, FL
EVELYN J. ROSS, age 74, Inverness, died February 14, 2015 at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center. Evelyn was born on June 25, 1940 in Duanesburg, NY to the late John and Bertha (Gardenier) Heise. She was employed by Campbell Plastics as an assembly line worker. She enjoyed golfing, bowling and loved to travel and go on cruises. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 35 years, Raymond D. Ross; her sons Roger Putnam and his companion Jackie, Port Orange, FL, Roy Putnam, Albuquerque, NM; .stepson Raymond Ross, Jr. and his wife Kari, Schenectady, NY; stepdaughters Cindy Scheidt and her husband Thomas, Glendale, AZ, Jessica Kozlowski and her husband Greg, Rennselaer, NY; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her siblings George and Herman Heise, Pauline Matula, Dora Tighe and Lelia Pennell. A graveside committal service will be announced at a later date in the Spring of 2015 at Bramans Corners Cemetery in Bramans Corners, NY. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with local private arrangements.


Betty Santana, 89, Lecanto, FL
Betty Santana, 89 of Lecanto passed away March 1, 2015 in the Hospice of Citrus and The Nature Coast in Inverness.. Mrs Santana was born in Tribune, Kansas June 27, 1925 to the late Phillip and Myrtle (Lease) Bennett and came to this area in 1978 from Miami, Florida. She and her husband, Theodore, were one of the founding members of Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church in Lecanto and was also a member of the Citrus County Good Time Cloggers. She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Theodore Santana and two grandchildren, Theodore and Terri. Her son, Theodore Santana, III passed away in 2001. Betty's life will be celebrated on Friday, March 6th at 10:45 AM at the Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church with Rev. Ray Cortese officiating. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery. Friends will be received at the church prior to services. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials in memory of Betty are being accepted by the Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church.


Robert L Sargent, 79, Inverness, FL
Robert L. Sargent, 79, of Inverness, Florida passed away February 2, 2015 at his residence in Inverness. He was born in Town of Eagle, New York on December 25, 2015 to the late Archie and Myrta (Anderson) Sargent. Robert was a U.S. Nave veteran, and a construction contractor. He arrived in this area in 2008 coming from Derby, New York, and enjoyed motorcycle riding, traveling, farming, carpentry, and working with his hands. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Debara Sargent. Other survivors include children Douglas Sargent of Eden, NY, Jeffrey Sargent of Angola, NY, Gwen (Charles) Klaiber of Inverness, Jayne (Ted) Kucewicz of Derby, NY; brothers Gary, Ronnie, Wayne, Steve, John, and Mark Sargent; 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Leslie David Scarborough, 74, Beverly Hills, FL
LESLIE DAVID SCARBOROUGH, age 74, Beverly Hills, died January 18, 2015 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. David was born on February 19, 1940 in Corsicana, TX to the late John H. and Lois (Tapscott) Scarborough. He served our country with honor and distinction for 31 years in both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army. His career encompassed service from the enlisted rank of airman recruit to his retirement rank of Lieutenant Commander. His service included 21 years of U.S. Navy duty service on board 6 U.S. Naval Aircraft carriers, VP-16 Squadron in Iceland, as well as joint service special ops intelligence commands at Norfolk, VA and McDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL. His 10 years of service while in the U.S. Army began with his commisioning as an officer while graduating OCS Ft. Benning, GA. His Army tours of duty included 7 Vietnam campaigns while serving within the Army intelligence community as well as serving as a Brigade Commander for the 163rd military intelligence battalion, Ft. Hood, TX. David enjoyed 1955-1957 Thunderbird cars, fishing, traveling, R.V.'s, lotteries and the Brooklyn Dodgers. Left to cherish his memory is his wife and high school sweetheart of 60 years, Maxine Scarborough; sons Michael D. and his wife Lisa Scarborough, Bremerton, WA and Ronald P. Scarborough, Crossville, TN; daughter Kathrine L. Wiley, Floral City; sisters Lois (Ron) Schirck, Fort Worth, TX, Lorna Kelley, Pensacola, FL and Elizabeth Scarborough, San Diego, CA; five grandchildren, Michael, Brandy, Drew, Mallorie and Russell. He was preceded in death by a brother, John Phillip Scarborough. David will be dearly missed by all who knew him and by those whose lives he touched throughout his long and distinguished military career. A Graveside military service will be held on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 2:30 PM at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family invites guests to join them in visitation from 1:00 PM until the procession departs for the cemetery at 2:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness. Please consider donations in David's memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 and woundedwarriorproject.org in lieu of flowers.


Naomi Schlitzer, 89, Inverness, FL
Naomi Schlitzer, 89, Inverness on Dec 10, 2014. No known survivors. Preceded in death by husband, George. Native of Pennsylvania, born Oct 12, 1925. Private burial in Florida National Cemetery. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory


Ronald E Schultz, 73, Floral City, FL
RONALD E. SCHULTZ, age 73, Floral City, died December 12, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Ronald was born on January 26, 1941 in Hammond, IN to Henry A. and Dorothy (Sternberg) Schultz. He was a framer and carpenter in the construction industry. Ron was a \"jack of all trades\" and was able to repair any electrical problem or small engine for his many friends and to maintain his home. He will be deeply missed by his mother, Dorothy Schultz and his brother Henry A. Schultz. He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Schultz and a sister, Cindy Reeves. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Frank C Selltitz, 96, Inverness, FL
FRANCIS "FRANK" C. SELLTITZ, age 96, Inverness, died February 22, 2015 at the Hospice Care Unit at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Frank was born on January 7, 1919 in Queens, NY to the late Francis A. and Wanda (Gabriel) Selltitz. He served our country honorable in the United States Navy during WWII as a radar technician, serving aboard the U.S.S. Concord, As part of the Task Force 94, the Concord took part in several raids against Japanese shipping in the Bering Sea and also the Sea of Okhotsk and aginast bases on the Kuril Islands (both located northeast of Japan) until the end of the war, including one engagement during which 16 enemy ships were sunk. His brother also served in the Navy, Robert during the Invasion of Normandy and his Uncles Alex in WWI and WWII in Pearl Harbor and Robert in WWI and as a Merchant Marine in WWII. In the Selltitz family, it was said that if you did not join the Navy, you would get kicked out of the family and Frank certainly did his part! After the end of the war, Frank went on to a career as a platemaker in the press room of several newspapers, including such publications as the New York Journal American, the New York Times, the Tampa Tribune and the Houston Chronicle. Frank was a member of the American Legion, VFW Post #4337 of Inverness, 32nd degree Mason, Scottish Rite and Shriner. He enjoyed playing poker, gardening and fishing and served as a crossing guard for Hernando Elementary School. Left to cherish his memory is his son Kenneth Selltitz, Amityville, NY, daughter Janice (George) Kennedy, Geensboro, NC, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Gladys (Harrison) Selltitz. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 12:00 Noon at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family will receive friends in visitation from 11:00 AM until the hour of service. Burial will follow with military honors at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.


Henry C Seymour, Jr., 72, Inverness, FL
HENRY "HANK" CHARLES SEYMOUR, Jr., age 72, Inverness, died February 12, 2015 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Henry was born on April 20, 1942 in Bridgeport, CT to the late Henry Seymour, Sr. and Anna (Mulligan) Seymour. He served our country in the United States Army. Henry was employed as a Department of Transportation officer for the State of Connecticut for over 23 years. He enjoyed going to old car shows and traveling. Hank was a lifetime member of VFW Post #4337 in Inverness. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 21 years, Ann Sullivan Seymour; three daughters Andrea (Tim) Keenan, Renate Seymour and Nancy (Mark) Scelza, all of Stratford, CT; his sister Beverly (Robert) Kondor, Seymour, CT; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Michael. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 9:00 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Burial will follow with military honors at Florida National Cemetery. The family invites friends to join them in visitation and for a wake service on Monday February 16, 2015 from 4-6 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Please consider donations in Henry's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 in lieu of flowers.


George J Shillcock, 84, Invenress, F;
George J. Shillcock, 84, Inverness, FL passed away January 11, 2015 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, Lecanto, FL. He was born on February 22, 1930 in Newark, NJ to the late Joseph T. and Loretta C. (Smith) Shillcock. George served our country as an MP in the United States Army in Germany and then in Korea during the Korean conflict. After serving his country he held various jobs such as a NY/NJ Port Authority Policeman, a bank teller, a milkman, real estate agent and a grocery store clerk before beginning work at Suburban Propane Gas Corporation where he held various positions of increasing responsibilities for more than 25 years before retiring as the Director of Internal Audits. He arrived in this area in 1992, coming from New Jersey. He was constantly giving back to the communities in which he lived, having volunteered in the Brick NJ Breton Woods Fire Department, Bloomfield CT Fire Department, the Sparta NJ Ambulance Squad and the Beverly Hills Surveillance. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Inverness Elks Lodge. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Arlene in 2013, and 3 sisters, Agnes Fay, Loretta Cambria, and Genevieve Shillcock. Survivors include children Frank J. (Mary) Shillcock of Weeki-Wachee, FL, Donald D. Shillcock of Inverness, George J. (Alicia) Shillcock, Jr. of Harrison, OH, James M. (Peggy) Shillcock of Vernon, NJ, and Lori Anne Quinn of Hartford, CT; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Mass is scheduled for Friday, January 23, 9:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic in Beverly Hills. Inurnment will follow the mass at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.


Norman (Sonny) Shimer, 69, Lake Panasoffkee, FL
NORMAN W. "SONNY" SHIMER, age 69, Lake Panasoffkee, died February 3, 2015 under the care of his loving wife, friends and Hospice of Citrus County. Sonny was born on September 14, 1945 in Macungie, PA to the late Norman and Eleanor (Fritz) Shimer. He served our country in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam war. Sonny was a founding member of the IRRU club in Inverness. He enjoyed socializing with his friends. He loved being on the water, scalloping and fishing and was a fan of going on cruises. Sonny was employed as a truck driver for Cemex for over 10 years. He was a lifetime member of VFW 10084 in Lake Panasoffkee. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 43 years, Robbin. He will be deeply missed by his friends at the IRRU and the VFW. A celebration and tribute to Sonny's life will be held on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 2:00 and Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 2:00 PM at the IRRU Club in Inverness. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


James D Skaggs, 60, Inverness, FL
JAMES D. SKAGGS, age 60, Inverness, died February 26, 2015 under the care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. James was born on December 28, 1954 in Savannah, GA to the late William and Pansy Mae (Edwards) Skaggs. He served our country in the United States Army. James was employed as a commercial truck driver. He enjoyed fishing and being on the ocean. James loved music and played the guitar. A loving husband and father, he liked giving warm hugs. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 18 years, Ashlie Skaggs; sons Tyler and Trevor Skaggs, all of Inverness; his in-laws William and Helen Lynch, Dunnellon; his brother Robert Skaggs, Albany, GA and two granddaughters. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Dewana K Smethurst, 65, Floral City, FL
DEWANA KAY SMETHURST, age 65, Floral City, died January 1, 2015 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Dewana was born on December 11, 1949 in Richmond, IN to the late Dennis and Anna Lee (Garrett) Amyx. She was a homemaker who enjoyed listening to old time music and going antiquing. Dewana loved going to the beach, being outdoors and boating. She was an outgoing and social person who will be missed by all who knew her. Left to cherish her memory is her companion Norbert Bush; her sons Joe Zales (wife-Stacy) Montoursville, PA, James Lawson (wife-Jacqueline), Crestview, FL and Vincent Zales, South Williamsport, PA; sisters Genetia Pence (husband Richard) Yoder, IN and Lola Amyx, Monroesville, IN; grandchildren Gene, Michael, Derek, Avery, James, Julian and Jacob. She was preceded in death by siblings Albert Amyx and Joan Peck. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Dolan V Smith, 45, Inverness, FL
Dolan Vinson Smith II (D.V.) born to Dolan V. and Mary R. Smith on February 26, 1969, in Radford, Virginia and passed on December 6, 2014, at 45 years of age. Dolan attended Crystal River High School and played football as a pirate throughout his high school years. He later graduated in 1987 and went into the U.S. Navy as Communication and Intelligence and served on the USS Yosemite (AD-19). After serving his country, he married Jody Lynn Dickerson on March 13, 1993, the day of the \"no-name storm\". He then worked while attending Tallahassee Community College while his wife, Jody Smith, went through pharmacy school, and later built his home and family in Inverness, Florida. He was a youth minister at Floral City Baptist church from 1997-2005 and has been a part of the youth ministry at Cornerstone Baptist Church since. He was self-employed in the state of Florida as an independent remodel contractor, known as Dolan Smith Carpentry and his business was nominated Best of Best 2014 in Citrus County. He was an honored father, son, husband, brother, and role model to our community. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, spending time with his family, and most of all, witnessing to others about our mighty God, whom he loved and served. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Jody Smith; his 18 year old daughter, Bethany Smith (Coleton Butler); his 17 year old son, Dolan Vinson Smith III; his first grandchild expected to be here in January, Reagan Alice Butler; his parents, Dolan V and Mary R Smith; his two sisters, Kandy Gould (Pete Gould) and Rachel Ivory (Alan Ivory); brother-in-law, Jack Dickerson (Jenny Dickerson); his grandfather, Cecil Davis; grandmother, Jene Dickerson; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and his congregation of brothers and sisters in Christ. Dolan is predeceased by his baby sister, Alice Smith; his grandmother, Mary R. Davis; and his uncles, Cecil Davis Jr. and George Davis. On behalf of Dolan\'s family, thank you to all family and friends that have been there to love and support their family in such a tragic time, as well as Cornerstone Baptist Church, Red Level Baptist Church where Dolan\'s father is a deacon, and Davis Funeral Home. If you would like to give any donations in his honor, the family would appreciate you donating to The Path, a homeless veteran\'s association in Inverness, as well as to Gideon Bibles who will donate bibles in Dolan\'s name. There will also be a fundraising link on Facebook for the family. The family thanks you all for your support. Dolan Vinson Smith II impacted a countless number of lives and he will never be forgotten. He was a selfless man who always put his family and his God first. He used his work as a ministry, witnessing to every customer or person he came into contact with, always striving to show others what God\'s great love feels like. Dolan left a reputation that will forever be honored and cherished. Services are Wed., Dec 10, 11:00 AM, Cornerstone Baptist Church. Burial in Cross City, FL. Chas E Davis Funeral Home


Jerry M Smith, 71, Homosassa, FL
JERRY MILTON SMITH, 71 of Homosassa, died Monday, February 9, 2015 at the Hospice Care Unit at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born June 18, 1943 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to the late Victor and Mary (Cook) Smith. Jerry was a retired aircraft parts machinist from the Parker Manufacturing Company. He is survived by his sons: Eric Smith of Gobles, MI and Brian Smith of Kalamazoo, MI and three grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Cremtory in Inverness.


Mont Stephens, 79, Inverness, Fl
Mont Eugene \"Steve\" Stephens, 79, of Inverness, Florida passed away December 14, 2014 at Ocala Regional Medical Center, Ocala, FL. He was born on November 8, 1935 in Akron, OH to the late Mont and Gladys Stephens. Steve was a retired Petty Officer First Class in the U.S. Navy, and a protestant by faith. Steve arrived in this area in 1978, coming from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He enjoyed ballroom and country and western dancing, and loved being involved with his niece\'s sporting events. Steve was also a big Miami Dolphins fan. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Marion, Dewayne, and Jerry; and one sister, Doris. Survivors include son Michael (Joelle) Stephens of Marysville, WA; brother Paul Stephens; 2 grandchildren, Tamitha, and Megan; and 5 \"grandpuppies\", Sasha, Nakita, Kolya, Nika, and Ana. The family will be receiving friends in visitation on Saturday, December 27, from 3:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Services will be held Sunday, 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home, Pastor David Lucas officiating, with Military Honor services afterwards. Steve\'s urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date.


Gordon F Stuart, 80, Inverness, FL
Gordon Fay Stuart, 80, of Inverness, Florida passed away January 13, 2015 at his residence in Inverness. He was born on April 3, 1934 in Bath, New York to the late Leon and Phyllis (Dyer) Stuart. Gordon was an Electrical Engineer for General Electric Company for 30 years, working on military radar, and a U.S. Army veteran. He arrived in this area in 1991, coming from E. Syracuse, NYand was a protestant by faith, and a member of the Lions Club and the Hernando Elks. He enjoyed the computer and ging to the theatre. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Stuart. He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Doris Stuart. Other survivors include his children Nils Gordon (Marie) Stuart of Chalfont, PA, and Christina Anna (Roy) Blom of Tacoma, WA; 3 grandchildren Rhiannon, Jon, and Magan; and 2 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. The family has requested donations be made in Gordon's name to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34465


James H Swain, 76, Inverness, FL
James H. Swain, 76, of Inverness, Florida passed away Feb. 16, 2015. He was born on March 26, 1938 in Indianapolis, IN to the late Paul and Edna Helen (Hosea) Swain. James was a U.S. Army veteran, and owner of the Spring Valley Campground in Middletown, IN. He arrived in this area in 2000, coming from Middletown, and was a Christian by faith. James was an avid gardener and landscaper, and enjoyed sculpting, woodworking, and genealogy. James was a member of the American Legion Post #77, Inverness. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Paul F. and Joseph A. Swain. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Patsy J. Swain. Other survivors include daughters Sheri (Kathy) Swain of Silver Spring, MD, Shelli Bailey of Indianapolis, IN, and Staci Baker of Inverness, FL; 4 grandchildren Brittni, Zachery, Heather, and Stefani; and 1 great-granddaughter, Lillian. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Legion Post #77, 4375 Little Al Point, Inverness, FL, 34452. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Paul A Tapperson, 74, Inverness, FL
PAUL ALDOLFE TAPPERSON, Jr., age 74, Inverness, died February 13, 2015 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. A native Floridian, Paul was born on March 8, 1940 in Miami Beach, FL to the late Paul A. Tapperson, Sr. and Ermeldine (Peeples) Tapperson. He served our country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam era. Paul retired as a police officer in Pompano Beach with over 21 years of service. He enjoyed photography and was an avid NASCAR fan. Paul liked watching his grandson race in his Go-Kart. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 39 years, Carolyn Tapperson; sons Scott (Wanda) Tapperson of Port St. Lucie and Todd (Laura) Tapperson of Ocala; five grandchildren, Kenneth, Ashley, Stephen, Peyton and Morgan; his sister Sigrid Meriwether, Temple Terrace, FL, as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family. A graveside military committal service will be held on Monday, March 9, 2015 at 2:00 PM at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Carl M Townsley, 85, Beverly Hills, FL
Carl Marker Townsley On the evening of February 15, 2015, Carl passed away peacefully of natural causes. Carl was being visited and comforted by family members at the HPH Hospice Care Center in Lecanto, FL.  At the time of his passing, Carl was 85 years old. Carl Townsley was born in Star City, Indiana on April 5, 1929.  He was the first son of Ilo Ruth and Clare Beecher Townsley.  In 1930, Carl’s family moved to Columbus, Ohio, because of his father’s job with the railroad.  Carl was an outstanding athlete and graduate of Linden McKinley H.S.  In 1947, Carl joined the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany.  In the same year, he married his high school sweetheart, “Terry” Betty Aldridge.  They were happily married for 33 years, until her untimely death in 1979.  In 1951, Carl joined the Columbus, Ohio Fire Department where he served as a firefighter and lieutenant, until 1984. Carl was a very accomplished carpenter and builder.  During his off-days from the Fire Department, he often volunteered his time to build or remodel the houses of his friends, family and fellow firefighters.  During this time, he would often ask to simply be paid by their sharing a beer, as he chewed on his cigar. Carl was preceded in death by his parents and by his wife, Terry.  He is survived and will be missed by his loving family, sister, Gilda (Kenny) Geyer, children Tom Townsley, Diane (Paul) Davis, Carl (Sharon) Townsley, niece Judy Slack, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Carl is also survived by his current wife, Dorothy.  Special acknowledgements go to his close friends, Wally and Joyce Nichols. The Charles Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, Florida is in charge of arrangements.  Not wishing a funeral service, Carl’s remains will be interred at the Radnor, Ohio Cemetery, alongside his wife, Terry.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the HPH Hospice Care Center, in Lecanto, Florida, who provided his final days with peace and comfort


Debra A Van Dyke, 57, Lecanto, FL
DEBRA A. (FYFFE) VAN DYKE, age 57, died December 25, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her loving family and under the care of HPH Hospice. Debra was born on April 16, 1957 in Muncie, IN to Charles H. and Mary (Campbell) Fyffe. Debra was a graduate of Ball State University, Class of 1979 and a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority. She was an assistant vice president for Citizens Banking Company in Anderson, IN. After her relocation to Florida, she was employed in the audiotranscription industry in communications. A wonderful homemaker, Debra enjoyed crafts, sewing, baking and cooking. She enjoyed volunteering and giving of herself and her time. A loving daughter, wife and mother, the memories of her life will be cherished by her husband of 35 years, Jay Van Dyke; her parents Charles and Mary Fyffe, Yorktown, IN; daughters Stacie R. Van Dyke and her husband Chris Regimbal, Grand Forks, ND, Kelly S. Gilpatrick and her husband Dr. Michael Gilpatrick, Greenwood, IN and Lisa A. Van Dyke-Brown and her husband D.J., Albuquerque, NM; grandchildren Brennan, Lilia, Ella, Seamus, Pearl and a grandson on the way. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Edward M Voelker, II, 76, Hernando, Fl
Edward (Ed) Morgan Voelker, II, age 76, passed away on February 2, 2015 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Edward was born on August 3, 1938 in Springfield, MA to the late Edward Morgan and Jane Eleanor Voelker. His education included Cushing Academy, Ashburnham, MA, Tufts University (BA), Medford, MA and the Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell, AL. Upon graduation from Tufts University in 1959, Lt. Col. Voelker was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force and entered active duty at Amarillo, Air Force Base, TX. Seven years of assignments with Air Defense Command Fighter Interceptor Squadrons were followed by duty with 7th Air Force headquarters at Ton Son Nhut Air Base, Vietnam (May 1967-May 1968) and then to the 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing (SR-71) at Beale Air Force Base (AFB) CA. Then following an assignment with Warner Robins Air Material Area at Warner Robins AFB, GA he was assigned as an inspector with the Air Force Inspector General's Office in San Bernardino, CA visting bases throughout the United States, Europe and the Far East. He was selected to attend and completed the Air Command and Staff College and after graduating was assigned to Headquarters 4th Allied Tactical Air Force (NATO) at Ramstein AB, Germany. Following assignments were as Commander 401st Tactical Fighter Wing Supply Squadron at Torrejon AB, Spain and Chief of various Logistics Divisions at Headquarters United States Air Force, Europe at Ramstein, AB, Germany. During his USAF career as a Supply Operations Officer, Acquisition Contracting Officer and Supply Management Staff Officer, Lt. Col. Voelker earned many awards including the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Vietnam Service Medal, AF Presidential Unit Citation and AF Outstanding Unit Award. After retiring from the United States Air Force in 1987 he was the purchasing agent for the Merchants National Bank and Trust Company in Frankfurt, Germany until returning to Florida in 2001. After private ceremonies, interment will be at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. Lt. Col. Voelker's final wishes were that his friends consider donating to local organizations that support the United States active duty military, military veterans and their families. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 50 years, Charlotte E. Voelker; his daughter Gabriele Helene Voelker (Eric Hamm); . his son Edward Morgan Voelker, III (Liberty Hawkins); his sister Constance Blakley (Larry); seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Deborah A Wade, 64, Inverness, FL
Deborah Ann Wade, 64, of Inverness, Florida passed away January 17, 2015 at Brentwood Health Care Center, Lecanto, FL. She was born on June 5, 1949 in Clearwater, FL to the late Robert and Thelma (Anderson) Weatherly. Deborah was a manager in the banking industry, and arrived in this area in 2002, coming from Houston, TX. She was a Baptist by faith, and enjoyed cruises, camping, boating, fishing, and the outdoors. Survivors include her loving husband, Larry Wade of Inverness. Other survivors include her son Michael (Emily) Kinder of Eagle Mountain, UT; brother Robert Weatherly; sister Barbara Miller; and 10 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


David M Walls, 79, Floral City, FL
DAVID MARION WALLS, age 79, Floral City, went to be with his Lord on February 10, 2015 at his residence. David was born on June 20, 1935 in Geiger, OH to the late Emmitt and Lousettie (Nance) Walls. He served our country in the United States Air Force. David was employed in many venues; he worked as the owner/operator of a long distance truck and later went into the ministry. He was a member of Inglis Church of God. He enjoyed fishing and boating and loved to tinker on old cars. Left to cherish his memory are his children Diane DeMartino, Ocala, David M. (Judy) Walls, Floral City, Tracy Robinson, Ocala and Johnathan Walls, Lima, OH; his sister Ava Jean Salyer, Covington, OH; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Ida Walls, children Anna, Joseph and Emmitt, a brother Charles and sisters Dorothy and Ruth. A tribute and celebration of David's life will be held on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family invites friends to join them for visitation from 1:00 PM until the hour of service. Further services will be from the Richards, Raff and Dunbar Memorial Funeral Home in Springfield, OH with burial in Grenlawn Cemetery in South Charleston, OH.


Grace H Weich, 94, Inverness, FL
Grace Helen Weich, 94, Inverness, passed away Feb. 17, 2015 in Citrus County Hospice of Citrus County. Mrs. Weich was born in Cincinnati, OH on April 26, 1920, one of three children to the late Charles and Carrie (Stapleton) Rouse and moved here in 1981 from Tampa, FL. She retired from Burdine's Department Store as an Accountant and was of the Episcopal faith. Left to mourn her loss are three children, Gregory Weich, Jr. of Lutz, FL; Jo Ann Alexander, Inverness, Katherine Nash, Harvard, Nebraska; 4 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 18 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gregory R. Weich on May 27, 1994. A Celebration of Life will be conducted on Wednesday, Feb 25th at 3:00 PM from Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Boris Posso from Hospice of Citrus County and The Nature Coast officiating. The Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Hospice of Citrus Co., PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464


Opal M Wilde, 86, Hernando, FL
Opal M. Wilde, 86, Hernando, FL died Feb 1 2015 at Citrus Health & Rehab. Private arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Leo E Wohlgemuth, 95, Inverness, FL
Leo E. Wohlgemuth, 95, of Inverness, Florida passed away December 16, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born on October 13, 1919 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Carl and Anna Wohlgemuth. Leo was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp, and during WWII he was the NCOIC of a mobile radar division where he elevated to the rank to Tech Sergeant (E-7) in under 5 years. After the war, he returned to the photo engraving department of the Philadelphia Bulletin where he served out his working career in the newspaper industry. He retired in 1982 and relocated from Medford, New Jersey to Inverness, Florida in 1984. Leo was a man of great intellect! He had an amazing memory and keen sense of humor. His passions were gardening and woodworking. He was preceded in death by daughter Patricia; and 3 brothers, Charles, William, and Edward; and one sister Anne. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Nancy Wohlgemuth. Other survivors include daughters Jane (Mark) Oshefsky of Charlotte, N.C., and Janet (Michael) Burnett of Brandon, FL; Elizabeth Fawcett; 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Truly a man of high character and morals, Leo loved his country, wife, family... and baseball. Private arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. In lieu of flowers, a donation to St. Jude\'s or Shriner\'s Hospital would be appreciated.


Ronald L Worley, 81, Homosassa, FL
Ronald L. Worley, age 81, died peacefully on February 21, 2015 in Florida following complications from shoulder surgery.  Ron is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Barbara Worley, cherished children Ronald Worley, Jr. (Teri), Robin Warner (Russell) and Rene’ Grein, his adoring grandchildren Laura and Ryann Worley, Drew and Stephanie Warner, and Emily and Randy Grein. He is further survived by his brother Gary (Marty) Worley, his sister-in-law Patti Paschal, and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Ron was born in Buffalo, NY to George E. Worley and Evelyn V. Worley. He grew up in New Jersey and attended Rutgers University. He and Barbara made Westfield, NY their home where they raised their children. They then moved to New York City to check that off the bucket list.  They eventually landed in Florida, living in Fort Myers for 17 years before moving to Homosassa. Since having grandchildren, “Pop-Pop” spent every summer at the family cottage on Lake Erie devoted to having fun, mentoring and loving the family. Ron loved flying airplanes, and was an Officer in the US Air Force and the National Guard. He was a Captain at American Airlines for 27 years. Ron and Barbara were world travelers; taking extensive trips abroad and driving their camper all through the US & Canada, including Alaska, as well as Australia. Some of their best vacations were with friends and family on the OH Boatright and Basherta, their treasured sailboats.  Ron was a lifelong member of The Rotary Club, being a charter member the Sugarmill Club of Citrus County.  He also was a member of The Elks, The Masons and The Moose Club.  Ron had many interests, and he was passionate about all of them. For example, he was obsessed with football, playing as an adolescent, assistant coaching in Westfield, being a true blue Buffalo Bills fan, and watching any and all games on TV. He especially loved attending football games with his grandsons.  Ron always said he could paint, so while in NYC he took lessons, and over the years he became quite an accomplished artist with over 20 incredible pieces hanging at the family's homes.  When he was no longer able to paint, he turned his creative and intellectual passions to the game of Bridge, and he spent countless hours in the last years of his life playing the game with his best friends. Ron will be remembered for his zest for life, his adventurist spirit, positive attitude, enthusiasm, optimism, overzealousness, fun-loving nature, love of family and friends. Funeral arrangements are private, at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in the name of Ronald Worley may be made to support Muscular Dystrophy or Hospice as follows: Neuromuscular Disease Center-FSH MD Dr. Rabi Tawil 601 Elmwood Avenue Box 673 Rochester, NY 14642 or HPH Hospice Foundation, Citrus County Care Center, 2939 W. Gulf To Lake Hwy., Lecanto, FL 34461 


Edward W Wyka, 84, Inverness, FL
Edward Walter Wyka, 84, Inverness died suddenly on Dec 19, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Ed was born on July 30, 1930 in Hicksville, NY to the late Henry and Helen (Wilcezwki) Wyka and came to this area in 1972 from Port Jefferson, NY. He owned and operated “Just Cruises”, a cruise and travel company until 2007 in Inverness. He was a long time member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council 6391, and served our country in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Margaret “Peggy” (Carbino) Wyka, Inverness; 2 sons, Edward Wyka Jr. and his wife Elizabeth of Orlando; Michael H. Wyka and wife Victoria of Floral City; 3 daughters, Dorothy A. Squire and husband Bill of Citrus Springs; Helene Durham and husband Kevin of Inverness; Mary Squire and husband Frank of Inverness; 1 sister, Helen Balchunas, Inverness; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by seven brothers and one sister. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Tuesday, Dec. 23rd , 9:30 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Tim Cummings, celebrant. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home on Monday from 4-7 PM where a Wake Vigil Service will be offered at 6:30 PM.


Gloria R Young, 87, Inverness, FL
Gloria Rhoads Longacre Young, 87, of Inverness, Florida passed away December 26, 2014 at Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness. She was born in North Coventry Township, Chester County, PA to the late Charles W. and Gladys (McLaughlin) Rhoads. She attended Pottstown High School in Pottstown, PA, and Powers School of Modeling in Philadelphia, PA, and was employed by Bonwit Teller, John Wanamaker Stores, and the St. Petersburg Times. Gloria arrived in this area in 1979, and had previously resided in Pottstown, Norristown, and Creamery, PA. She had an enormous love of cooking, needlepoint, card games and church activities, and was a member of First Lutheran Church of Inverness. She was preceded in death by husbands Earl J. Young in 2010, and Dr. John C. Longacre in 2012. She was also preceded by brother Charles W. Rhoads II, sisters Madeleine Rhoads and Elizabeth Uneberg, step-son Christopher Young and nephew Jan Uneberg. Survivors include children Christine (Ron) Rycek of Collegeville, PA, John C. (Cindy) Longacre of Lecanto, FL, and Laurie Young Bick of Wilmington, DL; grandchildren Courtney, Bethany, Parker, and Charles; great-grandchild Sophia; nephews Peter, Charles, Clay, Thomas, and niece Diane. A Celebration of Gloria’s life is scheduled for Saturday, January 10, 10:30 A.M. at First Lutheran Church in Inverness, with a reception for family and friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to either First Lutheran Church in Inverness, or Hospice of Citrus County. Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Catherine A Zajac, 75, Inverness, FL
Catherine A. Zajac, 75, of Inverness, Florida passed away January 2, 2015 at her residence in Inverness. She was born in Syracuse, New York on August 22, 1939 to the late Earl and Gertrude (O’Keefe) Murphy. Catherine was a data processor for the insurance industry, and arrived in this area in 2005, coming from Port Richey, Florida. She was a Catholic by faith, and attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness; and enjoyed sailing and the outdoors. Catherine was preceded in death by siblings John and Monica. She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Rodney Zajac, Sr. Other survivors include children Rodney Zajac, Jr. of Syracuse, New York, Daniel (Dee) Zajac, of Ithica, New York, Steven (Rhonda) Zajac of Lafayette, New York, and Mary (John) Adams of Inverness; brothers Peter, Patrick, and Michael Murphy; sister Sheila Wahl; and 9 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


 

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