Obituaries
For the Last 3 Months.

Margaret Acker

Margaret J Acker, 88, Citrus Springs, FL
Margaret Josephine Acker, age 88, of Citrus Springs, FL died on October 12, 2016 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Margaret was born on July 8, 1928 in Middletown, NY to the late Raymond and Sarah (Barnum) Himpele. She was married to Wilbur H. Acker for 56 years until his passing on March 21, 2008. In 1983, Margaret and Wilbur made Citrus County their home after relocating from Arlington, VA. She did many wonderful things for the benefit of children over the years. Margaret was a child caregiver in Arlington, VA and loved working as a substitute teacher. While she was not a fan of computers, she was passionate about reading and tried to pass that love of literature on to young people. Not only did she write children's books, Margaret would take children to the library and get them involved in the literacy and reading programs they had to offer. She was a Cub Scout Den Leader for a number of years and loved working on projects with children. Margaret enjoyed taking her grandkids roller skating and enjoyed working crossword and word search puzzles. In her youth, she enjoyed playing softball and loved watching baseball, especially the Atlanta Braves. Margaret was an animal lover and especially fond of Boston Terriers. She was also known to enjoy a good glass of wine with a meal. Those left to cherish Margaret's precious memory are her sons: Leon R. Acker of Lecanto, FL, Joseph W. Acker and his wife Christine of Durham, N.C., and Mark W. Acker and his wife Christine of Citrus Springs, FL; eight grandchildren: Devon, Matt, Jason, Raymond, Catie, Jennifer, Alexandra and Lauren; and several great grandchildren. In addition to her parents and her loving husband Wilbur, Margaret was preceded in death by her two sisters, Ann Sherman and Joan Geiser. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is planned for Monday, October 17, 2016 at 10:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness where members of Margaret's family will share their fondest memories of her. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 9:00 AM until the hour of service. Burial will take place at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Wyndell Alexander

Wyndell Alexander, 64, Inverness, FL
Wyndell Alexander, Sr., 64 of Inverness, went home to his Lord on October 9, 2016, under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Wyndell was born in Hernando, FL on June 5, 1952 to the late Clyde and Joyce (Bell) Alexander. He attended local schools and received his Bachelor's degree from St. Leo University. Wyndell served our Country in the U.S. Army and retired in 2006 as a Commander with the Citrus County Sheriff's department, after 30 years of service. He was a member of the New Church Without Walls in Hernando. Left to cherish his memory and mourn his loss are his wife of 38 years, Elizabeth "Diane" Henry Alexander, Inverness; 2 children: Wyndell Alexander, Jr. and his wife Laurie, of Inverness; Kenetra Diane Alexander Dupuis and her husband Corey, of Myrtle Beach, SC; 6 brothers: Clyde Alexander, Jr. and his wife, Claudette of Madison, FL, Clarence Alexander and his wife Haley of Inverness, FL, Rev. Dr. Douglas Alexander, Sr. and his wife, Teresa of Citrus Hills, FL, Tommy Alexander, Sr. of Hernando, FL, Johnell Alexander of Hernando, FL and Kermit Alexander of Hernando, FL; 6 sisters: Joanne Bass of Tampa, FL, Lynda Simmons and husband Melvin of Hernando, FL, Brenda Thomas and husband Wayne of Inverness, FL, Travis Alexander of Madison, FL, Pearline Alexander of Inverness, FL and Stephanie Richardson of Hernando, FL; 4 grandchildren: Alyvia Pouncey, James Pouncey, Isaiah Dupuis, and Kingston Alexander; mother in law, Josephine Henry; brother in law, Tony Henry and wife Susan; many nieces, nephews and a host of friends including his Citrus County Sheriff's department extended family. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness, on Thursday from 5-7 PM. Wyndell's life will be remembered and celebrated at a Service of Remembrance from the First Baptist Church of Inverness on Friday, October 14th at 12 Noon, with Rev. Dr. Douglas Alexander, Sr. and Bishop Johnnie White officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.


Daniel Andrade

Daniel T Andrade, 83, Inverness, FL
Daniel Tabosa de Andrade, 83, of Inverness, FL passed away November 24, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. He was born on December 16, 1932 in Recife, Brazil to the late Consalas and Julia (Alves) de Andrade. Daniel was an owner of a property management company, and arrived in this area in 1989, coming from Baltimore, MD. He was a Presbyterian by faith, and enjoyed flying ultra-light airplanes, camping, boating, the outdoors, and having enlighting conversation about theology and philosophy with his friends. Daniel was also a opera singer,, studying voice at the Peabody Conservatory in Maryland. He loved spending time with family and friends. He was preceded in death by one son, Daniel Andrade, Jr., one grandson, Justin, 4 brothers Paul, Isacheus, Eshmael, and Joshual; and one sister Percidie. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Carolyn J. Andrade; and 1 son Troy Andrade of Floral City; 2 grandchildren, Alicia and Denny III, and 4 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Donald Austin

Donald D Austin, 73, Floral City, FL
Donald Darrel Austin, age 73, of Floral City, FL died at his residence on September 9, 2016. Donald was born on August 4, 1943 in Seaman, OH to the late Donald and Velma (Smalley) Austin. On July 23, 1967 he married Sharon Whitley with whom he shared 49 years of marriage. Donald is a former member of the United States Army Reserves. He was employed by Verizon Telephone as a repairman for 28 years and was able to retire at the age of 50. Donald and Sharon were snowbirds for a number of years but last year moved from Peebles, OH to make Floral City their permanent home. A Baptist by faith, Donald was a member of the New Testament Baptist Church in Floral City. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #581 F&AM, Peebles, OH. Donald loved all sports especially baseball and was a devoted Cincinnati Reds fan. He was an avid collector of baseball memorabilia. He enjoyed traveling, reading and he read the newpaper on a daily basis. Donald was very handy around the house. Those left to mourn Donald's passing and cherish his memory are his loving wife, Sharon; son, Jody Austin and his wife Amanda of Peebles, OH; daughter, Shari Dawn Stapleton and her husband David of Peebles, OH; brother, Steve Austin of Lansing, MI; brother-in-law, Ron Whitley and his wife Joyce of Peebles, OH; grandchildren: Anthony Grey and Carrie Rider; nephew, Jared Austin; and nieces: Amber Clark, Lynn Bilder and Ronda Pendland. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 11:00 AM from the Church of Christ and Christian Union in Peebles, OH, conducted by Pastor Dave Hopkins. Friends may visit with the family at the Church of Christ and Christian Union on Monday, September 19, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Donald will be laid to rest at Evergreen Cemetery in Peebles. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Jeremy Baylous

Jeremy C Baylous, 44, Inverness, FL
Jeremy Clay Baylous, age 44, of Inverness, FL passed away September 21, 2016 at his residence while surrounded by his loving family. Jeremy was born on November 23, 1971 in Chillicothe, OH to Thomas and Janet (Graves) Baylous. As a child, he moved to Inverness with his mother and was a lifetime resident. In 1990, Jeremy married Berlisa "Lisa" Fortner, with whom he shared 26 years of marriage. He was employed in the road construction industry throughout his lifetime. Jeremy was an avid sports fan, but especially enjoyed NASCAR. He loved classic cars, especially his 1970 Nova, and enjoyed playing video games. Jeremy liked fishing and hunting but, he got the most enjoyment out of teaching his grandchildren about the outdoors, and taking them on his fishing and hunting excursions. A true animal lover, he will be especially missed by his loyal Doberman Pinscher, Winchester. He also raised snakes for a number of years, loved keeping and caring for fish, and birdwatching. Jeremy made sure his birdfeeders were always full and especially enjoyed watching hummingbirds. Those left to mourn Jeremy's passing are his loving wife, Berlisa Baylous; father, Thomas Baylous of Ohio; mother, Janet Graves of Inverness; son, Tommy Gregory of Daytona, FL; daughters: Sheena Baylous and Sonja Woolsey, both of Inverness, and Minnuette Costello of Daytona, FL; brother, John Baylous of Ohio; sisters: Misty Graves Thomason (Ricky) and Brandy Conley both of Inverness, Casey Conley of Ft. Myers, FL, and Barbara Chick of Ohio; grandchildren: Winter, Treasure, Troy and Toby; and aunt, Susan Graves. He also leaves behind his life-long best friends: Samuel Ritter, Randy Nichols, Mikey Lipsette and Cobra Mancini. Jeremy was preceded in death by one grandchild, Tristan. A private family memorial service will take place at a later date. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


Vernon Beggs

Vernon H Beggs, 98, Inverness, FL
Vernon Howard Beggs of Inverness, FL, passed away on September 18, 2016. He was born in Cypress, Illinois, on December 12, 1917 to Hoyet and Verda (Jones) Beggs. He was the older brother of Carl Beggs. Vernon graduated from Wood River High School in southern Illinois in 1936. He attended Illinois State Normal University and graduated in 1941 with a Bachelor of Education degree. Vernon worked for Western Cartridge and Shell Oil and as an instructor of Aircraft Mechanics at Chanute Air Base Rantoul, Illinois. He entered military service in 1943 advancing through flight training as a pilot in the Marine Corps flying PBJ aircraft (B-25). He was commissioned as Lt. Beggs. He married Elizabeth Anne Bothwell on May 20, 1944. His squadron, VMB 613, was deployed to Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands where his unit performed bombing raids on Japanese targets and patrolled for enemy submarines and surface ships. When the war concluded, Vernon returned to civilian life as an education specialist in Champaign, Illinois. He has two sons, Roger (and Carmen) Beggs of Roswell, Georgia and Richard (and Kathy) Beggs of Johns Creek, Georgia and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He worked for 12 years at the Great Lakes Naval Exam Center. During that time, he earned a Master’s Degree in Education. He moved to Connecticut to be the top education specialist in the Submarine School in New London. He stayed active in the Marine Corps reserves and was activated during the Korean Conflict in 1953 serving in Cherry Point North Carolina. He retired from the USMC with a rank of Colonel in 1977. He retired from civil service as the Academic Director of the Naval Submarine School in Groton, Connecticut in 1975. He was president of the Board of Education in Round Lake, Illinois, and handed out many diplomas to RLHS graduates. He was a Masonic member of Lodge 492 in Libertyville, Illinois. He was a Boy Scout leader and mentor to young men. He was an aviator at a young age and had his pilot’s license before he entered military service. In his retired years, Anne and Vernon traveled the world with family and friends and strangers-who-became-friends. He was proud of having visited all 50 states and most of the world continents. He lost his wife of 67 years in 2011. He kept in touch with a vast array of friends by e-mail. He was an excellent bridge player and a good listener. In his last few years he traveled with the help of his traveling companion, Lori Greene, and visited many of the places where he had old friends and many memories. In Inverness he was a member of the Inverness Golf and Country Club and a member of the Nature Coast Unitarian Universalists. He was an exemplary role model for a man and a pleasure and honor to have him in our lives for his 98 years. A family gathering and memorial service for Vernon Beggs has been planned in Georgia in the months to come. Private cremation arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home and crematory.


David Berwald

David E Berwald, 66, Inverness, FL
David Eugene Berwald, 66, Inverness died September 29, 2016 at the Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast in Lecanto. David was born in Decatur, IL on September 8, 1950 to Albert and Helen (Miller) Berwald, Sr and came here in 1970 from Miami, FL. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and retired from Law Enforcement. He provided training for the Volunteer Crime Watch detail. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. Survivors include 2 daughters, Kenna Berwald-Gomez of Universal City, TX; Lesley Sereno of San Antonio, TX ; his mother, Helen Berwald; 2 brothers: Gary Berwald of Dallas TX; Albert Berwald, Jr., Ocala, FL; sister, Carolyn Ingram, Inverness; grandchildren: Dyllan, Logan, Ryan, Shelby, Megan and Olivia; his companion, Joyce Lockwood. Private cremation arrangements with Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Elizabeth Bowers

Elizabeth P Bowers, 66, Spring Hill, FL
Elizabeth P. Bowers, age 66, of Spring Hill, FL died October 18, 2016 at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville, FL. Elizabeth was born on May 8, 1950 in Queens, N.Y. to the late Richard and Mary (Burke) Crerend. On October 12, 1968 she married James Bowers with whom she recently celebrated 48 years of marriage. Elizabeth worked and supported her family throughout her life as a homemaker and was Catholic by faith. In 1987, Elizabeth and James made Hernando County their home after relocating from Elmont, N.Y. She was a member of Inverness VFW Post #4337 and enjoyed making crafts in her spare time. Elizabeth loved decorating for the holidays and entertaining friends and family. She also enjoyed puzzles, especially Word Find puzzles. Elizabeth was an animal lover and was particularly fond of cats. In addition to her husband James, those left to mourn Elizabeth's passing are her sons, James Bowers and his wife Jennifer of Spring Hill, FL, Jeffrey Bowers and his significant other, Ingrid Alvarez of Bayside Queens, N.Y.; and three grandchildren: Leanne, Brianna and Jeffrey, Jr. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Norman Brault

Norman J Brault, 87, Inverness, FL
Norman Joseph Brault, 87, Inverness passed away September 18, 2016 at Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast. Norman was born in Hartford, CT on March 12, 1929 to the late Emile and Alexina (St. George) Brault and came to Florida in 1994 from Windsor, CT. He was a retired union truck driver for locals 559, 671, and 404 and a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Left to mourn his loss is his wife of 68 years, Lillian (Bois) Brault of Inverness; three children, Michael (Mary) Brault, Manchester, CT; David (Kristen) Brault, Haddam, CT; Norma Gina, Windsor, CT; 7 grandchildren, Cody, Austin, Dylan, Julie, Kristy, Stacy, and Ronald, Jr; 5 great-grandchildren. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday, September 22nd at 10:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Claudius Mganga, Celebrant. Friends wishing to join the procession to the church may meet at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Thursday by 9:30 AM. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464


Donald Breedlove

Donald R Breedlove, 75, Inverness, FL
Donald R. Breedlove, 75, of Inverness, Florida passed away September 19, 2016 at Arbor Trail Rehab & Nursing in Inverness. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on September 7, 1941 to the late Ray and Mable (Lindenman) Breedlove. Donald was a Fireman for the city of Indianapolis Fire Rescue, and a U.S. Navy veteran. He arrived in this area in 1985 coming from Indianapolis, and was a Baptist by faith. Donald was a hot rod enthusiast, and loved playing pool in tournaments. He was preceded in death by his brother, Howard Breedlove, and his sister Barbara Smith. He is survived by his sons, Richard Breedlove and his wife Maria of Spokane, WA, Scott Breedlove and his wife Darla of Beverly Hills, FL, Roy Breedlove and his wife Janet of Nine Mile Falls, WA, Brian Breedlove and his wife Nancy of Homosassa, FL, and Bradley Breedlove and his wife Myrium of Matthews, NC; 8 grandchildren, and 7 nieces and nephews. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Caroline Bretsch

Caroline M Bretsch, 83, Floral City, FL
Caroline May Bretsch, 83, of Floral City, FL passed away September 19, 2016 at HPH Hospice in Lecanto. She was born in Ripon, WI on October 17, 1932 to the late Louie and Harriet (Butzin) Shaw. Caroline was a Certified Nurses Aide, and a member of the Congregation Church in East Troy, WI. She arrived in this area in 2013, coming from Wisconsin and enjoyed crafting, crocheting, gardening, and reading. She especially loved her animals and taking care of her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Harry Bretsch. Other survivors include her daughters, Sandra M. Stobber of Floral City, FL, Connie L. Manley and her husband Don of East Troy, WI, and Bonnie C. Alvarez and her husband Joseph of Pewaukee, WI; 3 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL.


James Burnell

James A Burnell, 71, Inverness, FL
James A. Burnell, age 71, of Inverness, FL passed away at his residence on December 7, 2016. James was born on January 4, 1945 in Midland, MI to the late Anthony and Ella (Smith) Burnell. He proudly served his country as a Nuclear Weapons Specialist in the United States Air Force. On July 13, 1995, he married Evelyn (Taxdahl) with whom he shared 21 years of marriage. In 2001, James and Evelyn made Citrus County their home after relocating from South Dakota. He was a member of the American-Canadian Snow Birds Club and enjoyed outdoor activities including playing golf, boating and kayaking. James also enjoyed cycling the Rails to Trails. He will be greatly missed by his many friends and neighbors. Those left to mourn James' passing and cherish his precious memory are his wife, Evelyn and his stepdaughters: Linda Dembinske and her husband David of Fresno, CA and Sue Bull and her husband Scott of Sioux Falls, S.D. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


William Burnside

William V Burnside, 91, Beverly Hills, FL
William “Bill” V. Burnside, 91, of Beverly Hills, Florida, passed away Thursday, October 27, 2016, following complications from a stroke two weeks earlier.  He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Shirley May; two children, Sharon Wallhead of Grafton, Ohio, and William “Vincent” Burnside, II and wife, Barbara, of North Andover, MA; his sister-in-law, Joan Burnside of Cleveland, Ohio; as well as two grandchildren, Elizabeth Yackel and husband, Mark, of Bristow, VA, and Allison Verbanic and husband, Greg, of Virginia Beach, VA; three great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Born in Marfork, WV, he was the son of the late Theodore Jackson and Eva (Ballard) Burnside and had five siblings.  A proud World War II veteran, he served as a radio operator in the U.S. Navy, attached to the U.S. Marine Corps, and he participated in seven invasions in the Pacific.  Bill retired from Alcoa, Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio, after working 33 years as an electrician.  Bill was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Hernando, FL, where he liked to listen to his wife sing in the choir.  He enjoyed spending time with his family, playing Sudoku, was a diehard New York Yankees fan and enjoyed reading his newspapers. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Maxine Bradford, Robert Burnside, Geraldine Staggers, Eileen Martin, and Donald Burnside. Services will be held at 1 pm on Monday, October 31, 2016 at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, 3075 S. Florida Ave, Inverness, FL.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home beginning at noon until the service begins.  Burial will take place immediately following the service at Florida National Cemetery, which is reserved for veterans in recognition of their service to our country.  The cemetery is located in Bushnell, FL.


Daniel Cizek

Daniel J Cizek, 90, Inverness, FL
Daniel J. Cizek, 90 of Inverness, Florida and formerly of Berwyn, Illinois, died November 3rd, 2016. Mr. Cizek was a 1943 graduate of Morton High School in Cicero, Illinois. Mr. Cizek, a WWII veteran, enlisted in the Navy at age 17. He served as a Seaman 1st class from 1943-1946 on the Naval destroyer USS Boyd, DD-544. Mr. Cizek sailed with the 3rd and 5th fleets in the Pacific theater of war. He earned 10 battle stars. After the war, Mr. Cizek had a long and distinguished career as a design draftsperson for several major corporations including the Ford Motor Company and the US Steel Corporation. His last position as a Supervising Designer was with the Bechtel Nuclear Power Corporation which he held until his retirement in 1986. Dan and his wife Beverly retired to Inverness, Florida in a lake front house of his design. Mr. Cizek was a life time member of the American Legion Post 422 in Berwyn, Illinois. He also served as past Post Commander. Mr. Cizek was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Beverly J. Thompson/Cizek, his two sisters, Jean Cizek and June Brandeis/Cizek, and his brother Frank J. Cizek. The inurnment ceremony will take place at the Florida National Military Cemetery located in Bushnell, Florida. The ceremony date to be announced.


Marvin Cochran

Marvin Cochran, 95, Hernando, FL
Marvin Cochran, age 95, of Hernando, died September 20, 2016 at Heron Point Health and Rehab, Brooksville.  A Funeral Service of Remembrance is scheduled for Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 2:00 PM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness with James Sims of the Floral City Church of Christ conducting.  Friends may call at the funeral home beginning at 11:00 AM until the hour of service.  Marvin proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army during World War II.  Burial will take place at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell on Monday, September 26, 2016 at 10:00 AM. Marvin made Citrus County his home in 1976 after moving from Southgate, MI. He was a member of the Floral City Church of Christ and River Rouge Masonic Lodge No. 119. Those left to mourn Marvin's passing are his son, Christopher Cochran of St. Paul, MN; daughter, Jo-Ann Brunet of Appleton, WI; and 8 grandchildren. Marvin was preceded in death by Louise, his loving wife of 48 years, in 1994, and his son, Daniel Cochran in 2003. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Sally Cook

Sally M Cook, 73, Hernando, FL
Sally Marie Cook, 73, Hernando passed away October 6, 2016 at Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast in Lecanto. Sally was born in Wyandott, MI on April 7, 1943 to the late John and Helen (Prechesky) Mijal Sr. and came to Florida in 1986. She retired as a Pharmacy Technician and was of the Catholic Faith. Sally enjoyed baking, cooking, volunteering for the Democratic Party, but most of all spending time with her family. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 56 years, Stanley L. Cook, Sr. Hernando; 1 son, Stanley Cook Jr., Hernando; 2 daughters, Stella McDaniel, Bradenton, FL; Sonia Cook, Palm Harbor, FL; her brother, John Mijal Jr, Inverness; her sister, JoAnn Laney and husband, Robert, Inverness; 3 grandchildren, Timothy Hickey and wife, Sarah; Stephanie Wedley and husband, David; Stanley Cook, III; 1 great grandchild, Zeina. Sally's life will be remembered and celebrated on Monday, Oct 10th, 2:00 PM at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Fr. Claudius Mganga officiating. Burial will follow in Fero Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 12:00 Noon until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Hospice of Citrus Co. & The Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 or Alzheimer's Association, PO Box 1939, New Port Richey, FL 34656-1939


Raymond Copeland

Raymond F Copeland, 79, Lecanto, FL
Raymond Franklin Copeland, age 79, of Lecanto, FL passed away on October 28, 2016. Raymond was born on June 19, 1937 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Alvin and Isabelle (York) Copeland. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army. After his military service, Raymond worked as a construction equipment salesman for the Ditchwitch company for 25 years. In 1966, he married Sylvia Conway with whom he shared 50 wonderful years of marriage. In 1998, Raymond and Sylvia made Citrus County their home after relocating from Dowingtown, PA. In his spare time he enjoyed watching football, playing golf, and fishing with his friends. In addition to his loving wife, Raymond is survived by his sister, Patricia Tucker of Verona, PA. Raymond was preceded in death by his parent's and his brother, Ronald Copeland. Raymond's urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at a later date. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Karen J Coulson, 64, Beverly Hills, FL
Karen Jean Coulson, 64, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away on October 28, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, FL. She was born in Bakersfield, CA on June 6, 1952 to the late Richard M. and Jean M.(Ryan) Thorpe. Karen was a hairdresser who was raised in up state New York, and arrived in this area in 1986 coming from Pinellas Park, FL. She was a Baptist by faith, and enjoyed playing bingo, and reading. She was past-president and lifetime member of the Inverness VFW Post 4337 and the Beverly Hills Lions Club Ladies Auxilliaries. She is survived by her loving husband of 15 years, Clive Coulson. Other survivors include her children Christina Ripa and her wife Cathy of Avon Park, FL, and Kathleen Reed and her husband Kevin of Lecanto, FL; brother Richard M. Thorpe, Jr., and sisters Linda Miner, Lila Roush, and Vicky Johnson; 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Warren Crusco

Warren J Crusco, 91, Inverness, FL
Warren J. Crusco, 91, of Inverness, FL passed away October 2, 2016 under the care of Citrus Health and Rehab in Inverness. He was born in Manhatten, NY on January 3, 1925 to the late Anthony and Theresa (Rizzo) Crusco. Warren was a U.S. Army, WWII veteran and twice recepient of the Purple Heart. He arrived in this area in 1983 coming from Wading River, NY. Warren was a Catholic by faith, and a Foreman for the N.Y. Departmant of Sanitation in Bronx, N.Y. He enjoyed dancing, playing cards, puzzles, and loved spending time with his family. Warren was preceded in death by his loving wife Antoinette in 2004. He is survived by his children, Michael Crusco of Inverness, Barbara Malpica and her husband Bob of Inverness, Judy Madia and her husband Joe of Cape Coral, FL, and Sharon Thomann of Hypoluxo, FL; sister Teresa Crusco; 8 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Warren's urn will be laid to rest with his wife at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness at a later date. Cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Samuel del Campo

Samuel J del Campo, 0, Inverness, FL
Samuel Joseph del Campo, infant son of Rebecca del Campo and Erik Enstrom, went to be with the Lord on October 1, 2016. In his short life, Samuel brought an incredible amount of joy, love and restoration to his family without speaking a word. In addition to his parent's, those left to mourn Samuel are his grandfathers; Bobby del Campo of Crystal River and Larry Enstrom of North Carolina; grandmother, Lisa Enstrom of St. Petersburg, FL; aunt, Bridget Enstrom of St. Petersburg, FL; uncles: Kody Feltoff of St. Petersburg, FL, A.J. Ponticello of Boca Raton, FL and David Joseph del Campo of Virginia Beach, VA; A Memorial Service is planned for Sunday, October 6, 2016 at 4:00 PM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Pastor Bobby del Campo and Bishop Eugene Colegrove will conduct the service. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home beginning at 3:00 PM until the hour of service. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


Denna Denney

Denna C Denney, 56, Floral City, FL
Denna Catherine Denney, 56, Floral City died suddenly at home on November 30, 2016. Denna was born in Brooksville, FL to Denver E. and Thelma Waller Denney on October 5, 1960 . She was a lifetime resident of Citrus County and was of the Methodist faith. She was employed at Citrus Memorial Hospital in the Accounting Department for 19 years. Left to mourn her loss is her mother, Thelma Denney, Floral City; her brother, Denver E. Denney, Jr; Floral City; 2 nephews, Denver Austin Denney and Garrett Lee Denney, both of Floral City; her companion for 33 years, Pete Wiley. She was preceded in death by her father, Denver Denney, Sr and her sister, Debra Denney. Cremation arrangements are private. Her urn will be laid to rest in New Hope Cemetery on the family plot. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory assisted the family.


Miles J Dickerson, 40, Inverness, FL
Miles Jason Dickerson, 40, of Inverness, FL passed away November 20, 2016 at his residence in Inverness. He was born on December 31, 1975 in Durant, MS and was a seller on the internet. He arrived in this area in 2012, coming from Tampa, FL and was a Methodist by faith. He loved flying; so much so that he obtained his pilot's license. Miles also enjoyed fishing, selling on the internet, dancing, and traveling. He is survived by his loving parents Cynthia Parkinson and Miles C. Dickerson; siblings Jody (Amy) Dickerson and Raygan (Ryan) Sessums, both of Wesley Chapel, FL, and Kelly (Mathew) Tilton of Floral City, FL. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


David Dolan

David T Dolan, 83, Inverness, FL
David T. Dolan, age 83, of Inverness, FL passed away on October 24, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. David was born on September 19, 1933 in Astoria, N.Y. to the late Edward and Margaret (Donnelly) Dolan. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and was hand selected to serve as a member of the Presidential Honor Guard. David was a rifle expert and an excellent marksman who qualified for high honors in marksmanship during his military service. He loved to garden and was employed as the Gardening and Track Foreman for the Belmont and Aqueduct Race Tracks in New York. David made Citrus County his home 20 years ago after relocating from Islip, Long Island, N.Y. He was a Christian by faith and enjoyed dining and eating out with his friends and family. He was an active member of the Royal Oaks Birthday Club. In his spare time, David enjoyed fishing and was a Master of Qigong - a form of Chinese exercise. He had a great love for animals, especially dogs, and had many loyal companions that he cared for throughout his life. Those left to mourn David's passing are his son, Scott Dolan, grandchildren, Brian and Alyssa and great-grandchild Weston Charles Warren; son, Dennis Dolan and his wife Cheryl and grandchildren, Jonathan and Kyle; son, Chris Dolan and his wife Melisha and grandchildren, Corban and Adeline; In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his sister, Dorothy Fischer and his brother, William Dolan. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is planned for Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 1:00 PM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home where friends and family will share their warmest thoughts and memories of David. Burial will take place at Florida National Cemetery where Inverness VFW Post #4337 Honor Guard will render full military honors in recognition of David's service to our country. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 12:30 PM until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Jerome J Eckhoff, 87, Inverness, FL
Jerome Joseph Eckhoff, 87, of Inverness, FL passed away October 30, 2016 at Avante at Inverness. He was born in St. Louis, MO on January 19, 2019 to the late Foseph A. and Marie V. (Vogelweid) Eckhoff. Jerome was vice president of a plastics manufacturing company, and a U.S. Army veteran. He arrived in this area in 2003, coming from Clinton, CT and was a Catholic by faith. He enjoyed going to the casino and playing computer games. Left to mourn his loss is his loving life partner, Frances Carman of Inverness, his children Thomas Eckhoff of Holden, MO, William Eckhoff of Frisco, CO, and Susan Fowler of Huntington Beach, CA; and brother Carl Eckhoff; 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He was preceded in death by a brother, Fr. Theodore Eckhoff. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Charles Edge

Charles B Edge, 85, Floral City, FL
Charles B. Edge, 85, Floral City passed away peacefully October 7, 2016 at home under the loving care of his family and Hernando-Pasco Hospice. Mr. Edge was born in Cedartown, GA on April 1, 1931, to the late Cornelius and Lillie Edge and came to this area in 1996 from Coral Gables, FL. He was a Protestant by faith, and retired from the Dade County School Board as an Auditor. Charles served our country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He is survived by his daughter, Idalmis Cordero and husband Robert of Pembroke Pines, FL; 2 grandchildren, Kevin and Michelle Cordero, and several loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Cecilia Edge on October 6, 2008. There will be a Celebration of Life Memorial Service on Saturday, November 5th at 11:00 AM, from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with the family greeting friends at the funeral home 30 minutes prior to service.


Mary Egbert-Hall

Mary C Egbert-Hall, 48, Floral City, FL
Mary Catherine Hall Egbert, 48, Floral City passed away September 25, 2016 in an airboat accident. Mary was born in Burbank, CA on October 28, 1967 to the late Neal and Donna (Summers) Hall and came to Florida in 1986 from there. She was a hard working dedicated mother of 3 and loved by so many. She enjoyed listening to rock and roll and gospel music, reading her bible, and painting. She also enjoyed her dog, Doodle Bug. Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Arthur Egbert; 2 daughters, Brittney Egbert and Katie Egbert, both of Floral City; her brother, Paul Hall of California; 2 grandchildren, Bryan and Ava Blanton. Also, a special friend, Curtis Youmans. A memorial service to celebrate Mary's life will be Saturday, Oct 15th at 11:00 AM at Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Doug Alexander officiating.


Walker Evey, Sr.

Walker S Evey, Sr., 89, Inverness, FL
Walker Samuel Evey, Jr., 89, of Inverness, FL passed away November 23, 2016 at Life Care Center, Lecanto, FL. He was born in St. Petersburg, FL on October 23, 1927 to the late Walker S. and Lucille (Lovelace) Evey, Sr. Walker was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, and arrived in this area in 2000, coming from Sylva, NC. He was a Protestant by faith, and enjoyed sports by participating in the Senior Olympics, playing computer games, and taking walks. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Frances Walker in July 2016, and one daughter, Cindy Mason. Survivors include his children Walker L. "Lee" Evey and his wife Virginia of Springfield, VA, and Mari Jo Shepherd of Floral City, FL; brothers Forest E. Evey of Floral City, FL, Paul B. Evey of San Antonio, TX, and Donald L. Evey of Gainesville FL; sister Audrey C. Evey of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Walker's urn will be laid to rest at Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City at a later date. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Alan J Friedrich, 83, Inverness, FL
Alan James Friedrich, 83, of Inverness, FL passed away November 4, 2016 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL. He was born in Hollis, NY on March 25, 2016 to the late John Charles and Grace Anna (Bush) Friedrich. Alan was a plumber, and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He arrived in this area in 2012, coming from Las Cruces, N.M. and was a Catholic by faith. He enjoyed traveling to new places with his wife in their R.V., building houses, and working with drug and alcohol abusers. Alan was a member of American Legion Post #400, Orlando, FL; and the D.A.V. Auxiliary #70 in Inverness. He is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Joan O. Friedrich of Inverness. Other survivors include his children, Michael Friedrich and his wife Joann of Spring, TX, Timothy M. Friedrich of Shirley, NY, John G. Friedrich and his wife Carol of Bayshore, NY, Kim M. Rossi of East Islip, NY, Karen L. Thompson and her husband Kenneth of Bayshore, NY, and Linda Pow and her husband Louie of Mineola, NY; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Alan's urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, is assisting the family with arrangements.


Kenneth Geno

Kenneth E Geno, 71, Inverness, FL
Kenneth E. Geno, age 71, of Inverness, FL died at his residence on October 17, 2016. Kenneth was born in Marked Tree, AR on January 20, 1945 to the late Luther and Katherine (Livingston) Geno. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and was a Veteran of the Vietnam War. After his military service he went on to own and operate his own landscaping business. Kenneth was married to Linda Fritch on August 9, 1968 with whom he shared 48 years of marriage. They made Citrus County their home in 2008 after relocating from Illinois. A Protestant by faith, Kenneth enjoyed riding motorcycles and playing golf. In addition to his wife Linda, Kenneth is survived by his son, Jason Geno and his wife Caroline of Windermere, FL. Kenneth's family plan to have a Celebration of Life Memorial Service in Illinois at a later date. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Bernard Goddard

Bernard A Goddard, 86, Inverness, FL
Bernard Allen Goddard, 86, of Inverness, FL passed away December 6, 2016 in Inverness. He was born in Alcona, MI on September 15, 1930 to the late Russell and Esther Goddard. Bernard was a tool and die engineer for General Motors Corp, and a principal owner of Tri-Star Products. Bernard was also an instructor at General Motors Institute and Withlacoochee Technical College. He lived in Michigan, New York, and Rhode Island before arriving in this area in 1991. He was a board member of Long Island Youth For Christ and a deacon at Victory Baptist Church in Inverness. Bernard was preceded in death by a daughter, Nannette Goddard of Kingwood, TX. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Sue Goddard. Other survivors include his children Christopher Goddard and his wife Susan of Plano,TX, and Elizabeth Rickert of Levittown, NY; 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Carmen Gonzalez

Carmen Gonzalez, 95, Brooksville, FL
Carmen Gonzalez, 95, Brooksville, FL, former Inverness resident, passed away Oct 30, 2016 at the Maribel Adult Care Home in Spring Hill, FL. Mrs. Gonzalez was born in Central Delicias, Cuba on Aug 9, 1921 and came to Citrus County in 1991 from Queens Village, NY. She was employed in the garment industry before retirement. She enjoyed shopping, entertaining her family and friends, and going on cruises. Left to mourn her loss are two sons, Edgar Gonzalez and his wife Ruth of Brooksville and Tony Gonzalez and his wife Gaye of Apopka, FL; 2 brothers, Paul Catala and Jose Catala; 5 grandchildren, Michelle Gwizdala and husband George; Jason Gonzalez and wife Tara; Lisa Tonkin and husband Andrew; Diana Buchan and husband Thomas; Cassandra Gonzalez. 3 great grandchildren, Claire Gonzalez, Elijah and Isabella Tonkin; She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Antonio Gonzalez on Nov. 2, 2005, her grandaughter, Jeanine Gonzalez and her 2 brothers, Rafael and Eduardo Catala. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Nov. 11, 2016 at 2:00 PM from Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Harvey Dunn officiating. Burial will follow in Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 PM until the hour of service.


Rose M Goodenough, 93, Inverness, FL
Rose Marie Goodenough, 93, Inverness passed away September 28, 2016 in the Hospice of Citrus & Nature Coast in Lecanto. Mrs Goodenough was born in Brooklyn, NY to the late Joseph and Marie (Ferrara) Federico on February 6, 1923 and came to Florida in 1980 from Long Island with her late husband, Jim Goodenough, with whom she shared 55 years of marriage until his passing on December 16, 2000. She was a homemaker and member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church where she was a former member of the Catholic Women's Club. Left to cherish her memory are 3 sons, Kenneth Goodenough, Crystal River; Thaddeus Goodenough, West Babylon, NY; James Goodenough, Holbrook, NY; She was predeceased by 3 brothers, John and Joseph Federico, and Vincent Memet. She has 1 living brother, Luke Memet; 8 grandchildren. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, October 3, 2016 at 10:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr Tim Cummings, celebrant. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Sunday, October 2, 2016.


Arden "Ardie" Green

Arden "Ardie" L Green, 76, Inverness, FL
Arden Lee "Ardie" Green, 76, of Inverness, FL, passed away on September 13, 2016. Ardie was born September 18, 1939 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late John and Mildred (Stager) Schweinberg, and moved to Miami in 1975. She met her late husband, Jack, there and they moved to Inverness in 2001. She was a bartender for 35 years in the Pittsburgh and Miami areas. She was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary #3992, the IR-RU Social Club, and a loyal guest of the VFW Post #4337. She enjoyed playing bingo, Feather Your Nest, NASCAR racing, and rooting for her precious Pittsburgh Steelers. She was preceded in death by her husband Jack, and son Brandt Bailey. She is survived by her son, Bill (Tracy) Baily of Loveland, Ohio; her daughter, Stacey (Mark) Riecks of Burlington, MA; two stepdaughters, Jackie (Robbie) Robbins of Jupiter, FL, and Karen Perez of O'Brien, FL; her sister, Stephanie (David) Petiprin of North Las Vegas, Nevada; one nephew, Ben; 5 grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; and 1 great granchild. A Celebration of Life Service for Ardie will be held on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 1:00 PM from the Fraternal Order of Eagles #3992, at 8733 E. Gulf to Lake Hwy, Inverness. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family.


Peggy Hartman

Peggy L Hartman, 73, Hernando, FL
Marguerite L. "Peggy" Hartman, 73, Hernando, FL passed away October 30, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness. Peggy was born in Floral City, FL on January 20, 1943 to A.T. Carroll and the late Lucille (Murphy) Carroll. She was a graduate of Citrus High School, Class of 1961 and the Jones Business College of Orlando. She was employed for many years as the Receptionist and Secretary for the University of Florida Extension Office and was a member of the Floral City Church of Christ where her husband was a minister. She enjoyed many things in life, but her favorite times were spent with her husband, children, and grandchildren. Left to mourn her loss and cherish her memory is her husband of 52 years, Larry Allen Hartman; 4 children, Michael A. Hartman and wife Kathryn, Hernando; Jared L. Hartman and wife Jennifer, Ocala; Michele Beckwith and husband Gerald, Floral City; James Scott and wife Wenona, Floral City; her father, A.T. Carroll and his wife Ida Mae, Ozello; 7 grandchildren, Trevor Beckwith; Charalyn Hartman, Savannah Beckwith, Michael Hartman II, Elaina Hartman, Carver Scott, Charles Barnett, and Sheena Beckwith. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard Talbot Carroll and John Carroll. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled Saturday, November 5th, 2016 at 3:30 PM from the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ with Mr. James Coker officiating. Burial will follow in Hills of Rest Cemetery of Floral City. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Friday from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.


Iva Hatcher

Iva G Hatcher, 91, Inverness, FL
Iva Gray Hatcher, 91, of Inverness, FL passed away November 18, 2016 under the care of Arbor Trail Rehab & Nursing in Inverness. She was born in Flat Top, West Virginia on May 29, 1925 to the late Londy and Roxie (Stanley) Lilly. Iva was a homemaker, and arrived in this area in 1987 coming from Lorraine, OH. She was a Baptist by faith, and enjoyed cooking, baking, and spending time with family and friends. Iva was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Austin Hatcher. She is survived by her sons, Kenneth E Hatcher and his wife Carol of Largo, FL, and Dempsey R. Hatcher and his wife Tina of Vernon, AL; and his sister Lina Hershey of North Ridgeville, OH; 5 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Iva are scheduled for Monday, November 21, 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness with the family receiving friends at the funeral home 1 hour prior to service. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness following the serivce.


Wendy Hauver

Wendy M Hauver, 50, Lutz, FL
Wendy Marie Hauver, age 50, Lutz, FL and formerly of Inverness, passed on to the Greater Life on November 3, 2016 at home under the loving care of her family and Gulfside Hospice. Wendy was born in the Philippines on December 18, 1965 to Leslie and Donna (Roeschen) Van Horn. She earned her Bachelor's Degree from the University of South Florida and taught English Arts for 19 years to middle and high school students. She was of the Catholic Faith. She is survived by her husband, William "Bill" Hauver, Lutz, FL; 3 children, Dillon Fleming, Lutz, FL; William Hauver III, Ilinois; Kaitlynn Fleming, Lutz, FL; her parents, Leslie and Donna Van Horn, Inverness, FL; her sister, Nancy Bolt, Ocean City, MD; her granddaughter, Emmaline Hauver. Wendy's life will be remembered at A Celebration of Life scheduled on Wednesday, Nov. 9th at 2:30 PM at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Fr. Tim Cummings of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church officiating. Graveside services and burial will follow in Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:30 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Gulfside Hospice, 2061 Collier Parkway, Land O' Lakes, FL 34639 or the American Cancer Society.


Edward Hemsworth

Edward J Hemsworth, 93, Inverness, FL
Edward J. Hemsworth, 93, of Inverness, passed away on October 20, 2016 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. He was born March 20, 1923 on Staten Island, N.Y. to James and Hannah (Mahoney) Hemsworth and was one of five children, the only boy. He was a sports enthusiast his entire life and while in high school was named to the New York City All Star baseball team. Later he played baseball and basketball on scholarship at St. Michael’s College, VT. and was inducted into the college’s Athletic Hall of Fame. He joined the Navy and served as a medic on a carrier in the Pacific. Ever the athlete, he learned to box and entertained the troops during his tour of duty. After his Navy service was completed he went back to college and finished his degree with the help of the GI Bill. Returning to Staten Island, Ed met the love his life, Joan. They were married and had seven children. He became a New York City Fireman while Joan became an RN. His son Robert later became a Battalion Chief with the New York City Fire Department and his grandson, Jeff Largo carries on the tradition in Hernando County, Florida.   While raising the family, Ed continued his involvement in sports playing and coaching in the community both baseball and basketball. One of the highlight’s of Ed’s career was when, as an off-duty fireman, he single handedly rescued a family whose boat had capsized at night in the bay off Staten Island. When he retired after 20 years with the fire department he began a second career as a school teacher. When other teachers enjoyed their summer vacations, Ed became the manager of the Great Kills Swim Club, a large recreational facility on Staten Island. In 1978 Ed and Joan retired to Citrus County, Florida where he continued to substitute teach and work as a real estate agent. They lived in Inverness Golf and Country Club and were avid golfers. Last year they moved into the Cedar Creek Assisted Living Facility in Crystal River. Most recently they were living at Brookdale Citrus in Lecanto. In addition to his parents and four sisters, Ed was preceded in death by his daughter Eileen (1958) and his son, Edward (1963). He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Joan and their five children; daughter Patricia Hemsworth of Brooklyn, NY; Janet (Gerry) Mulligan of Crystal River, Fl.; Robert (Cathy) Hemsworth of Staten Island; Maryanne Hemsworth of Pennsylvania; and Joan Hemsworth of Staten Island. He is survived by eight grandchildren; Erin, Jeff, Jeremiah, Jessica, Jennifer, Robert, Brian and Michael and 14 great grandchildren. The Wake Vigil will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima with Father Tim Cummings as the celebrant. Burial will follow immediately at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fl.  


Lorrette D Herbert, 70, Inverness, FL
Lorrette D. Herbert, 70, of Inverness, FL passed away on November 27, 2016 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. She was born in Rockford, IL on January 2, 1946 to the late Luis and Virginia (Malcolm) Valderamma. Lorrette was a Craft Shop Supervisor for the U.S. Military, and arrived in this area in 2008, coming from Newburgh, NY. She loved doing crafts, and entered the Citrus County Fair every year with her beaded necklaces and always placed with awards. Lorrette was a member of the West Coast Bead Society. She is survived by her loving husband of 27 years, Carl G. Herbert. Other survivors include her children Kevin P. Drennen and his wife Virginia of Las Vegas, NV, Kerry A. German and her husband William of Newburgh, NY, and step-son Daniel C. Herbert of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; sister Jeanne Kritzi of Homosassa, FL, and 14 other siblings, mostly in Mexico; 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A Gathering of Family and Friends to celebrate Lorrette's life will be held at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness at a later date. Lorrette's urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date.


Linda Higdon

Linda F Higdon, 67, Inverness, FL
Linda Faye Higdon, 67, Inverness passed away October 20, 2016, at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.  Linda was born in Meridian, MS on October 23, 1948, to the late Alex James and Johnnie Christine (Eakes) Allen.  After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree from Mississippi State University, she and her family moved to Inverness in 1973. She had a stellar career with the Citrus County School system for 32 years serving as an elementary school educator and a teacher on assignment from the county administration. During this time, she obtained a Master’s Degree at the University of South Florida.  She was well loved and respected by her students, their families and her peers. Upon retirement she became a Certified Master Gardner.  Linda served the God she loved and her Lord and Savior at First Baptist of Inverness, First Baptist Church of Hawthorne and Cornerstone Baptist Church, Inverness. She spent many years teaching Sunday school, but also served in several other ministries over the years. She was an avid reader and loved spending time with family and friends, and traveling,   Survivors include her daughter, Laura Eden of Inverness; 1 brother Robert Allen and his wife Staci of Carmel, IN; 5 grandchildren, Austin and Bailey Giguere, Jacob Padilla, Morgan Eden, and Brooke Harrold; her former husband of 38 years, Paul Higdon.  She was preceded in death by her daughter Paula Williams on September 15, 2008.   There will be a Celebration of Life Service on Tuesday, November 8 , at 6 PM at  Cornerstone Baptist Church,  Inverness with Pastor Greg Kell officiating. Visitation with the family will begin at 5 PM.  Interment will be at a later date in Oak Ridge Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted in Linda’s memory at Operation Christmas Child Shoebox (www.samaritanspurse.org/occ) and Citrus United Basket (1201 P. O. Box 2094 Inverness, FL  34451 or citrusunitedbasketonline.org).  Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family.


Ann Hoffman

Ann E Hoffman, 75, Crystal River, FL
Ann Evelyn Hoffman, age 75, of Crystal River, FL died September 26, 2016 at Monroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala. Ann was born on March 13, 1941 in Cairo, IL to the late Earl Edwin and Marian (Ross) Taylor. She moved to Florida 36 years ago from Mt. Vernon, IL and was a homemaker throughout her life. Ann was an Evangelical Christian by faith and enjoyed collecting dolls, and crocheting. She especially like crafting items for her family and spending time with them. Those left to mourn Ann's passing and cherish her precious memory are her son, Kenneth James "Jimmy" Sumner and his wife Dena Cryer of Crystal River, FL; daughters: Janet Lawrence of Crystal River FL and Donna Lockard of Inglis, FL; sisters: Margaret Whitton of Texas and Sarah Lovin Taylor of Illinois; nine grandchildren: Jack Hacker, Sarah Hacker, LeeAnn Lawrence, Christopher Lawrence, Cody Cassidy, Samantha Osborne, Jacob Cryer, Diana Warren and Lucy Bebout; and several great-grandchildren. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


Rosalind Hoffman

Rosalind L Hoffman, 83, Inverness, FL
Rosalind Hoffman, 83, Inverness passed away September 23, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Hoffman was born in Manhattan, NY on December 28, 1932 to the late Harris and Edith (Zimmerman) Friedman. She moved to Inverness in 1974 from Staten Island, NY where she was a hairdresser. Rosalind was a long time member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Her memory will be cherished by her children, Deborah Sosnicki and Donna Hoffman, both of Inverness and Michael Hoffman of Oceanside, NY; her sister, Ruth Annapolen of New Jersey; 4 grandchildren, Jennifer Kirby and husband, Bobby; Alex Sosnicki and wife, Linda; Ashlee Telschow and husband, John; Joshua Ford; 3 great grandchildren, Trie, Layla, and Jacob. She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Hoffman on May 9, 1980. The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, September 30th at 1:00 PM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Tim Cummings and other priests con-celebrating the Holy Mass. Burial will follow at a later date in Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends in visitation on Friday from 11:00 - 1:00 in the chapel of Our Lady of Fatima. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated and may be sent to Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 550 U.S. Highway 41 South, Inverness, FL 34450


Mary Holland

Mary A Holland, 86, Inverness, FL
Mary Alice Holland, age 86, of Inverness, FL died peacefully on September 14, 2016 while under the care of Hernando Pasco Hospice, Lecanto. Mary was born on May 30, 1930 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to the late James F. and Alice (Reed) Kehoe. Mary is survived by her two sons: Wayne Holland and his wife Pamela of Inverness, FL and Gary Holland and his wife Lori of Portland, OR. She was preceded in death by her husband Warren Francis Holland on November 15, 2005. Mary's urn will be laid to rest with her husband at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date.


Judith Hrycaj

Judith E Hrycaj, 69, Inverness, FL
Judith Ellen Hrycaj, age 69, of Inverness, FL died September 21, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Judith was born on September 15, 1947 in Highland Park, MI to the late Robert E. and Sarah E. (Montgomery) Clay. In March of 1966, she began dating Stefan Hrycaj. They were married on November 1, 1969 and shared almost 47 years of marriage together. Throughout her life, Judith was employed as an administrative assistant for the banking and healthcare industries. In 1993, she and Stefan made Florida their home after relocating from Detroit, MI. They resided in Jacksonville for 7 years and Orlando for 11 years before moving to Inverness 5 years ago. A woman of faith, she attended services at the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness. Judith was active in her community and was a member and Treasurer of the Inverness Women's Club and Chairperson for the Inverness Cultural Heritage Council. Judith was a mentor to many young people over the years and took a great interest in the lives and well being of others. She was a positive person and a positive influence for many people over the years. In her spare time she enjoyed reading, knitting and watching television and movies. She was an animal lover but, she especially loved cats. Judith will be remembered as a great wife and mother and for her beautiful smile that could light up the room. Those left to mourn her passing and cherish her memory are her husband, Stefan; son, Nicholas of Jacksonville, FL; daughter, Lara of Dearborn, MI; 3 sisters: Sharon Bethancourt of Littleton, CO, Roberta Lapierre of Livonia, MI and Connie Clay Mazurkiewicz of Vincent, OH. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is planned for Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 11:00 AM from the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness, with Reverend Ron Pfeifer officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL


Roy Hurlburt

Roy G Hurlburt, 69, Lecanto, FL
Roy Gene Hurlburt, age 69, of Lecanto, FL passed away on October 26, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Roy was born on October 3, 1947 in Harmony Township, PA to the late Bernard and Mary Regina (Musa) Hurlburt. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army. After his military service, Roy was employed as a Heavy Equipment Operator for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for 35 years. On March 2, 1971, he married Mary Foley, with whom he shared 45 loving years of marriage. 5 years ago, Roy and Mary made Citrus County their home after relocating from Susquehanna, PA. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing and hunting. Roy also liked collecting vintage items, going to yard sales and reading the daily news. He adored his grandchildren and loved spending time with them. In addition to his loving wife Mary, those left to mourn Roy's passing are his daughters: Lynn Marie Maloney and her husband Terrence of Buckingham, PA, Christie Lynn Hurlburt and her significant other, Robert John Lucke of Vestal, N.Y.; brothers: Bernard Hurlburt, Jr. and his wife Diane of Jackson, PA, Roger Hurlburt and his wife Dorothy of Lecanto, FL; sister, Sandra Franks and her husband Thomas of Great Bend, PA; grandchildren: Colton Marvin, Michael Marvin, Erin Whitney and her husband Nicklaus, Kevin Crawford; great-grandchildren: Owen Whitney, Logan Whitney, Fletcher Whitney; brother in law, Marvin Foley and his wife Jacqueline of Chattanooga, TN; sister in law, Linda Brown and her husband Tim of Cookeville, TN; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parent's, Roy was preceded in death by his sister, Judith Skellett. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is planned for Friday, October 28, 2016 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory with Reverend Sarah Campbell of the Inverness First United Methodist Church officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Paul "Augie" Jackson

Paul "Augie" L Jackson, 88, Nobleton, FL
Paul Leroy "Augie" Jackson, 88, Nobleton, FL died on Sep 29, 2016. He was born in Detroit, MI to the late Carl and Mable (McMillan) Jackson. Paul was a tool & die maker employed by General Motors Corp. for 34 years before retirement. He came to this area over 20 years ago from Charlevioux, Michigan. Paul loved biking and he loved the Trail. He would ride his recumbent bike on the trail 35-40 miles at least 3 times a week until October 2015. Over the years, he made many friends while riding and he adopted a part of the Trail, to keep clean and to take care of. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays he rode with his bike group and they would always stop somewhere to eat together. In addition to his biking, he enjoyed playing the guitar, riding motorcycles, platform diving, softball, coaching high school track and sailing his Hobie Cat. Paul was friendly and outgoing, always had something nice to say about people and always had a smile on his face. He is survived by his son, Matthew Jackson of Nobleton, FL and his daughter Julie Hamilton of Brooklyn, MI; brother, Robert Jackson of Farmington Hills, MI; his grandchildren: Jordan Richardson of Portland, OR and Cori Jackson of Mt. Dora, FL; 2 great grandchildren; his companion of many years, Linda Miller of Inverness and his best friend and caregiver, Arthur Stoops of Nobelton and good friend Jack Rademaker. He was preceded in death by his son, Brett in 2008 and 8 brothers and sisters. Private cremation arrangements under the direction Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness. Please make donations in memory of Paul to Rails to Trails Withlacoochee, Inc. at http://www.rttwst.org


Richard Jobe

Richard H Jobe, 64, Inverness, FL
Richard Howard Jobe, 64, of Inverness, died Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Richard was born to the late Werner and Marjorie (Ford) Jobe on July 1, 1952 in Alexandria, Virginia. He came to Citrus County from there in 1979. He was the owner/operator of All Tech Cable Construction, a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles and Protestant by faith. Richard enjoyed fishing and watching his Washington Redskins play football. Left to cherish his memory are his children: Jason M. (Amy) Jobe of Inverness, Richard A. (Richelle) Jobe of Citrus Springs, Stephanie Billick of Inverness and Kristine (Greg) Scarangella of Floral City; his brother John W. (Valorie) Jobe of Inverness; 12 grandchildren: Megan, Nicky, Anthony, Mikey, Rachel, Hailey, Kari, Nathan, Jaylynn, Kevin, Elijah and Colton; and his great grandson, Grayson. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Richard will be held on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 5:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness, with Pastor Darrell Reneau of the Cornerstone Hills Campus in Beverly Hills, officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4:00 PM until service time. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the Shriners Hospital, 12502 N. Pine Street, Tampa, FL 33612.


John Koelling

John J Koelling, 87, Inverness, FL
John J. Koelling, 87, of Inverness, FL passed away September 8, 2016 after a long illness at Arbor Trail Rehab & Nursing in Inverness. He was born in Evanston, IL on January 13, 1929 to the late John H. and Ruby (Miller) Koelling. John was a bricklayer by trade, and served our country honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He arrived in this area in 1996, coming from Northern Illinois. John enjoyed golfing, bowling, loved yardwork and woodworking, and watching NASCAR. Left to mourn his loss is his loving wife of 65 years, Barbara Koelling. Other survivors include his children, Gregory Koelling of Lindenhurst, IL, Sandra Reck and her husband Gregory of Lindenhurst, Lea Hahn and her husband Charles of Wildwood, IL, and Sheryl Russakov and her husband Steven of Huntington Beach, CA; brother George Koelling; 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be conducted on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 11:00 AM from the First Lutheran Church of Inverness with the Reverend Tom Beaverson officiating. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with arrangements.


Jerry Lee

Jerry D Lee, 56, Inverness, FL
Jerry D. Lee, 56, Inverness, FL passed away November 3, 2016 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL. He was born in Miami, FL on December 12, 1959 to the late Frank D. and Sandra Lee (Bowers) Lee, Jr. Jerry arrived in this area in 2016, coming from Crescent City, FL. Jerry was a Baptist by faith and enjoyed singing Karaoke, building model cars and trucks, telling jokes, playing cards and board games, painting, and animals. Survivors include his sisters Deborah J. Lee and her wife Missi of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and Tammy J. Devincent and her husband Joe of Inverness; half brother Matthew Lee of Louisiana, step-father Mitchell Weech, his aunt Jean Ornat; 3 nephews, Larry, Anthony, and Josh; and 1 niece, Gina. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Arlene Lodato

Arlene E Lodato, 82, Floral City, FL
Arlene E. Lodato, 82, Floral City passed away Nov 12, 2016. Private cremation arrangements. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory


George Dennis Lohrmann

George Dennis Lohrmann, 72, Hernando, FL
George Dennis Lohrmann, age 72, of Hernando, FL passed away Sunday, October 23, 2016 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. Dennis was born in Baltimore, MD on April 8, 1944 to the late Matthew F. and Louise R. (Noakes) Lohrman. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force. After his military service, Dennis was employed as an Engineer for the Federal Aviation Administration. On December 5, 1980 he married Myrna (Marsh) Shinnamon with whom he shared 36 years of marriage. In 2001, Dennis and Myrna made Citrus County their home after relocating from Beaver, PA. He held memberships in the Benevolent Order of the Elks, West Citrus Lodge # 2693, and the Loyal Order of Moose, Inverness Lodge # 2112. Dennis enjoyed woodworking and model trains, and designed and built his own train garden. He also loved playing golf and spending time with his family and grandchildren. In addition to his loving wife Myrna, Dennis is survived by his children: Devon Lohrmann and his spouse Jamie of Beverly Hills, FL, Stephen Shinnamon and his spouse Amanda of Aliquippa, PA, Heather Shinnamon and her spouse Cara Martinez of Glen Burnie, MD; grandchildren: Morgan Shinnamon and Reed Lohrmann; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parent's, Dennis was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Lohrmann. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Dennis's urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date.


Gary Luttrell

Gary D Luttrell, 64, Inverness, FL
Gary Don Luttrell, age 64, of Inverness, FL passed away at his residence on December 2, 2016. Gary was born on September 30, 1952 in Benton Harbor, MI to Bennie and Bertha (Burns) Luttrell. He served his country as a member of the United States Army and made Citrus County his home in 1988 after moving from Michigan. Gary enjoyed fishing and gardening in his spare time. He was a lifetime member of Moose Lodge 2112, a member of the American Legion #225, Floral City, F.O.E. #4372 in Weeki Wachi, I.R.R.U, Inverness and a member of VFW Post #4337, Inverness. Those left to mourn Gary's passing and cherish his memory are his wife, Joni Luttrell, Inverness, FL; his parent's, Bennie and Bertha Luttrell, Inverness, FL; son, Joey Luttrell and his wife, Lisa of New Port Richey, FL; stepdaughter, Jamie Brooks and her husband Blake of Inverness, FL; brothers: Bennie Luttrell of Statesville, N.C., Jerry Luttrell and James Luttrell both of Inverness, FL; and three grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. A Memorial Service is planned for Friday, December 9, 2016 at 12:30 PM at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. In recognition of his military service, full military honors will be rendered by Inverness VFW Post #4337 Honor Guard. Friends are invited to join Gary's family at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home on the morning of the service at 11:30 AM to join the procession to the cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Mildred Lyons

Mildred F Lyons, 96, Lecanto, FL
Mildred F. Lyons, age 96, of Lecanto, FL died October 14, 2016. Mildred was born on June 3, 1920 in Rochester, N.Y. to the late Frederick and Norma (Ballard) Nye. She made Citrus County her home over 20 years ago after relocating from New York and was a homemaker throughout her lifetime. Mildred was also a very involved and active member of The Order of the Eastern Star in both New York and Florida and served as a Grand Matron in New York. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Those left to mourn her passing are her son, John Williams of Bartow, FL; daughter, Nancy Beeman of Rome, N.Y.; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to her parent's, Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Lyons, on February 13, 1997, and her brothers and sisters. A Memorial Service will take place at a later date in Utica, N.Y. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Lawrence Mahoney, Jr

Lawrence C Mahoney, Jr, 91, Hernando, FL
Lawrence Charles Mahoney, Jr., 91, Hernando, passed away October 21, 2016 at Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast in Lecanto. Mr Mahoney was born on July 11, 1925 in Hyannis, MA to the late Lawrence and Florence (Johnson) Mahoney, Sr. and came to Florida in 2003 from Plymouth, MA. He was a retired Superintendant, having been employed by Bethlehem Steel at the Quincy Ship Yard with 38 years of service. He graduated from Tufts University and served our country in the U.S. Navy. He was of the Episcopal Faith. Lawrence was an avid golfer at Citrus Hills Country Club, enjoyed spending time with his family, and most of all, bragging about his two daughters and three superb grandsons. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 26 years, Carole Viera Mahoney of Hernando; 2 daughters, Marie Klimchuk of Bedford, VA; Sharon Paronich of Plymouth, MA; 3 grandchildren, Max Paronich, Joseph Klimchuk, and Ben Paronich. Cremation arrangements are private under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Charles Marsh, Sr

Charles F Marsh, Sr, 87, Crystal River, FL
Charles Faver Marsh, Sr. "Chuck" passed away peacefully at his home in Crystal River on Thursday, October 27, 2016, with family at his side. Mr Marsh was born in Tampa, Florida on November 1, 1928 to Nell (Wheeler) and John Marsh, Sr. He retired after 21 years with the United States Navy as a Chief Petty Officer. He served in WW II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam war. He moved to Citrus County in 1989 and was one of the founding fathers of VFW Post 7122 in Floral City. He was a member of the Cooties, and a member of the Fraternal Order of the Masons. He is survived by his three children: Maggie Baker and her husband Tony of Shavertown, PA, JoNell Bates of Crystal River, FL, Charles Faver Marsh, Jr. and his wife Carol of Lakeland, FL, six grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. The family is available for visitation on Monday,November 14, 2016, at 12:00 Noon at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL, to remember and celebrate the life of Mr. Marsh. Following visitation, VFW Post 7122 Honor Guard will pay final tribute to their lost comrade at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL, where he will rest forever with his wife Patricia Marsh, who awaits him.


William H Matevich, 66, Inverness, FL
William "Will" Harry Matevich, 66, of Inverness, FL passed away October 30, 2016 at Arbor Trail Health & Rehab in Inverness. He was born in Youngstown, OH on January 1, 1950 to the late Leo and Margie (Bratt) Matevich. Will was a machinist for Lockheed-Martin and a Christian by faith. He arrived in this area in 2007 coming from Naples, FL, and loved restoring classic cars. He was an auxilliary member of the VFW Post #7122 in Floral City, and held memberships in numerous other organizations. Left to mourn his loss is his loving life partner of 16 years, Sally-Ann Violette of Inverness, and children Michael William Matevich of Inverness, and Dana Linger of Negley of OH; and several grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Katherine McCann

Katherine V McCann, 85, Inverness, FL
Katherine V. McCann, age 85, of Inverness, FL passed away on November 23, 2016 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Katherine was born on February 16, 1931 in Kanawa, W.V. to the late Dan and Sarah (McClanahan) Asbury. She was a Veteran of the United States Air Force where she worked as an Air Traffic Controller. After her military service, Katherine went on to work as Licensed Practical Nurse in the healthcare industry. A Catholic by faith, she attended worship services at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and had been a resident of Citrus County since 1999. Katherine is survived by her children: Coleen McCann of Inverness, FL, Jacqueline Kulp of Inverness, FL and Michael McCann and his wife Alice of Georgia; sisters: Carolyn West and Susan Asbury both of Inverness, FL; 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Everett McCann, her daughter, Karen McCann and brothers, Gene Asbury and Francis Bailey. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is planned for Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 10:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL with Father Claudius Mganga officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 9:30 AM until the hour of service. Following the service, Katherine will be laid to rest with her husband at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Patricia C McGillicuddy, 48, Oxford, FL
Patricia C. McGillicuddy, 48, of Oxford, Florida passed away Thursday, September 29, 2016 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL. She was born in Terre Haute, IN on September 27, 1968 to the late James L. and Maryjo (Haase) Corzine. Patircia arrived in this area in 2002 coming from TN, and was an Administrative Assistant for Sumter County Electric (SECO). She enjoyed participating in Bike Week and Biketoberfest at the Fairgraounds, where her daughter Alicia showed livestock, and also participated as a Relay for Life activist. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Left to mourn her loss is her daughter, Alicia M. McGillicuddy of Hernando, FL; her boyfriend Larry Jones of Oxford; brothers Kevin (Shannon) Corzine of Terre Haute, IN and James Corzine also of Indiana; sister Jane (Don) Julien of St. Petersburg, FL; and grandson Trenton James Corzine. A Celebration of Patricia's Life will be held on Sunday, October 9, 2016 with a gathering of family and friends from 10:00 A.M. through 11:00 A.M. at Chas E Davis Funeral Home with family and friends encouraged to share thoughts and memories at that time.


Gloria McKenzie

Gloria A McKenzie, 65, Inverness, FL
Gloria Ann McKenzie, age 65, of Inverness, FL died at her residence on October 12, 2016. Gloria was born on September 30, 1951 in Tampa, FL to the late Ralph and Sarah (Tant) Poore. In 2000, she made Citrus County her home after relocating from Homestead, FL. Gloria was a Christian by faith and a spiritual person that loved helping others. She would spend time with elderly patients at Arbor Trail giving them the companionship and attention they deserved. Gloria worked throughout her life as a medical assistant. She will be remembered as a loving person with a big heart that was completely devoted to the people she loved. Gloria also loved animals. Those left to mourn her passing include her daughter, Sarah McKenzie of Spring Hill, FL; brothers: Eddie and Ernie Leon of Bradenton, FL; sister, Alice Evans of Lebanon, TN; and her loving fiance since 1992, Dennis Herota of Inverness, FL. In addition to her parents, Gloria was preceded in death by her brother, Michael McDonald and sister, Irene Short. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


Stephen Melnyk

Stephen T Melnyk, 74, Hernando, FL
Stephen Thomas Melnyk, 74, Hernando passed away suddenly Nov 6, 2016 at home. Steve was born in Rockville Centre, NY on Aug 10, 1942 to the late John and Josephine (Cravatta) Melnyk and came to Florida in 2004 from Mt. Sinai, NY following his retirement from the New York State Police where he had 26 years of service. He served our country in the U.S. Army 101st Airborne and was a member of the Hope Baptist Church, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 145 of Ocala, and Rolling Thunder, Chapter 7 of Citrus County. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed riding his motorcycle and spending time with his family. Left to cherish is memory is his wife Kathy (Cobb) Melnyk; his daughter Karen Vutrano and her husband, Greg of Centerport, NY; four other children, Roderick and Felisha Wilson, Beverly Hills, Fl; Devon Wilson of Cynthiana, KY; Bryan Taylor of Lexington, KY; and Sonya and Micah Carrel, Paris, KY. Seven grandchildren: Violet Vutrano, Christopher Wilson, Gage Wilson, Sebastian Carrel, Skyler Peak, Maxwell Taylor and Braylen (Wilson) Flamini. There will be a Celebration of Life on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 3:00 PM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home of Inverness with Rev. Pete Kelly of the New Hope Baptist Church officiating. Additional services will follow in Port Jefferson, NY (O.B.Davis FH) followed by burial in Calverton National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Tuesday from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM until the time of service.


Kathryn Millard

Kathryn L Millard, 64, Floral City, FL
Kathryn L. "Kathy" Millard, 64 of Floral City, passed away Sunday, November 6, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Born on December 21, 1951 to the late Glenwood and Eunice (Patton) Millard, she came here permanently in 2011 from her native Meshoppen, Pennsylvania, having been a "snowbird" for three years. Kathy worked in various hospitals in the housekeeping department throughout her life. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Inverness. Having been baptized in 2014, her faith was very important to her. She loved her TOPS Chapter 743 meetings with her special friends Duane and Sheila Finch of Floral City, FL. She also enjoyed playing bingo at the Floral City Lions Club. Kathy enjoyed going to casinos and playing the slot machines and visiting yard sales and thrift stores. She made cards and did crafts, baked cookies, watched cooking shows and sports, especially the Philadelphia Eagles football games. She enjoyed fishing and boating, listening to country music and playing games on her computer. Kathy was a wonderful loving sister and aunt. She was a very caring person who liked to make people laugh and loved giving people big hugs! Left to cherish her memory are her sisters: Barbara L. Collins, Floral City, FL; Jennie Graham, Meshoppen, PA and Bette Brown (Calvin Peters), Floral City, FL; many nieces and nephews. Kathy was preceded in death by her brothers: Robert Millard in 1993, and Leslie Millard in 2008, and his wife, Linda in 1983; and her nephew Jason Millard in 2011. A Celebration of Life Service for Kathy will be held on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 3:00 PM from the First Christian Church of Inverness located at 2018 Colonade St, Inverness, FL 34453, with Dr. Ray Kelly officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory of Inverness.


Frederick Mook

Frederick J Mook, 75, Inverness, FL
Frederick James Mook, formerly of West Palm Beach, died suddenly Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Frederick had been living in Inverness, Florida and Waynesville, North Carolina. He is survived by his wife of forty four years, Mary Mook, and his daughter, Megan Mook of Brooklyn, New York. Fred loved music, poetry, and, of course, antiques. He was often described as a true Renaissance man, and was most comfortable in his native Florida and the mountains of North Carolina. He leaves behind wonderful friends and family that loved him as much as he loved them. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Florida Chapter of The Wildlife Society.


Alice I Morin, 69, Ocala, FL
Alice I. Morin, 69, of Ocala, FL passed away November 16, 2016 at Palm Garden in Ocala. She was born in Jewett City, CT on January 6, 1947 to the late Charles and Victoria (Dusseault) Ingraham. Alice was a medical transcriptionist for Marion Regional Medical Center in Ocala, and arrived in this area in 1989, coming from Dayville, CT., and was a Catholic by faith. She was preceded in death by her mother Victoria Ingraham, and 2 brothers, John and Jared Ingraham. Alice is survived by her children Michael R. Morin and his wife Lisa of Ocala, and Melissa Y. Pearson of Virginia Beach, VA; 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Nina Nave

Nina F Nave, 73, Hernando, FL
Nina "Faye" Nave, 73, Hernando, FL died at home on Sept 17, 2016 following a lengthy illness. Faye was born in Banner Elk, NC on Nov 17, 1942 to the late Clifton and Bertha (Heaton) Roark and moved to Florida in 1968 from Elizabethton, Tennessee. She assisted her husband as bookeeper for Glenn's Underground Trenching Service and Hernando Bait & Tackle Shop. Prior to retirement, she was a store clerk for the Majic Market Convenience Store in Inverness. Faye enjoyed gardening and taking care of her flowers and plants around her residence. She was a member of Ft. Cooper Baptist Church in Inveness, FL where she attended for many years. Left to mourn her loss is her husband of 54 years, Glenn Nave; 1 brother, Larry Roark of Roan Mountain, TN; 4 sisters, Jean Crain and Sandra Miller, both of Elizabethton, TN; Judy Heaton and Shirley Johnson, both of Roan Mountain, TN; many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, Sept 23rd, 2016 at 7:00 PM from the Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton, TN with burial following on Saturday, 10:00 AM in the Emmert Cemetery of Elizabethton. Visitation is on Friday from 5-7 PM at Tetrick Funeral Home. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family with Florida arrangements.


Cecil Nibling

Cecil Nibling, 94, Floral City, FL
Cecil Nibling, age 94, of Floral City, FL died October 18, 2016 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Cecil was born on October 12, 1922 in Akron, OH to the late John and Flossie (Skiles) Nibling. Cecil proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and was a Veteran of World War II. After his military service, he was employed as a Coordinator for Goodyear Aerospace for almost 40 years. On January 3, 1946 Cecil married the love of his life, Alma Udell, with whom he shared 70 years of marriage. He and Alma made Citrus County their home 26 years ago after relocating from Akron, OH. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post #3383 in Akron, OH and also a member of American Legion Post #225, Floral City, FL. In his leisure time, Cecil enjoyed watching sports on television, especially golf. He had played many sports throughout his life including softball, golf, pool and bowling. Cecil also enjoyed "puttering around" and spent much of his time outside doing yardwork. In addition to his loving wife Alma, those left to mourn his passing are his son, John Nibling of McComb, MS; daughters: Carolyn Pennell and her husband Darrell of The Woodlands, TX and Sandra Meyers and her husband David of Akron, OH; sister, Earlene Harris of Akron, OH; grandchildren: Scott Meyers, Brian Meyers and Jennifer Pennell; and great grandchild, Jennifer Meyers. In addition to his parent's, Cecil was preceded in death by his son, Bruce Nibling and brother, Kenneth Nibling. Cecil's urn will be laid to rest at the Ohio Western Reserve Cemetery in Richfield, OH at a later date. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Mary Nizza

Mary G Nizza, 88, Lecanto, FL
Mary G. Nizza, 88, Lecanto passed away October 1, 2016 at Hospice of Citrus and The Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. Mrs Nizza was born on July 31, 1928 in Florence, South Carolina, to the late Robert and Blanche (Springs) Perry and came to Citrus County in 1987 from Punta Gorda, FL, with her husband, Joseph E. Nizza, who preceded her in death on February 16, 2010. Left to cherish her memory are her two children, Joseph E. Nizza, Jr of Milledgeville, GA and Joan Nizza of Sayville, NY; 3 grandchildren: April, Timothy, and Brian; 3 great-grandchildren: Noah, Angelina, and Elio. She was predeceased by 2 brothers: Charles and Robert, Jr and 3 sisters: Athalene, Doris, Elizabeth and a grandchild, Christine The family will receive friends at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home Tuesday, Oct 4th at 10:00 AM until 10:45 AM. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery


Ralph Nolan

Ralph V Nolan, 85, Floral City, FL
Ralph Valentine Nolan, age 85, of Floral City, FL died at his residence with his loving wife, Joanne Nolan, by his side on September 26, 2016. Ralph was born on February 14, 1931 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late John Francis and Anna Cecelia (Hilbert) Nolan. Ralph proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and was a Veteran of World War II. After his military service, he was a streetcar and bus driver in Pittsburgh, PA. He moved to Florida in 1973 where he was a resident of Dade City, Florida where he worked several jobs before retiring to Citrus County in 2001. Ralph enjoyed the outdoors, taking his family boating, crabbing, fishing and camping. Together, they enjoyed the Springs, feeding and swimming with the manatees and in general, enjoyed being with his family. He was a John Wayne fan, enjoyed watching his as well as all other western movies. Ralph liked working with his hands, was a big animal lover and a Bucs fan. He loved his family, never forgot about his children and did whatever he could for them. He was a long time member and one of the Founders of the Dade City Moose Lodge #373. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 43 years, Joanne; his children: Ralph "Little Rocky" and Wife Arlene Nolan, Mark and Wife Doreen Nolan and Gary and Wife Colleen Nolan of Pennsylvania; daughter, Trish and Husband Gavin Coleman of Florida, David and Wife Lynn Chivers of Florida, Cindy Chivers, Floral City, FL, Linda Haynes of Little Rock, Arkansas, Cathy and Husband William Lennartz of Arkansas; his brother, William "Bill" and Wife Claire Nolan, Sister Nancy Welch both of Pennsylvania and 19 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 4 great-great Grandchildren. He was prededed in death by 4 other brothers and one step-son, Douglas Charles Chivers (twin to David Chivers). A service to celebrate Ralph's life will be held on Saturday, October 8th at 1:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, with Fr. Claudius Mganga of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church officiating. In recognition of his military service, military honors will be rendered by Inverness VFW Post #4337 Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until service time.


Evelyn Nordahl

Evelyn A Nordahl, 91, Ocala, FL
Evelyn A. Nordahl, age 91, of Ocala, FL passed away on October 17, 2016. Evelyn was born on January 21, 1925 in Astoria, NY to the late Karl and Anna (Eberlein) Hinsch. In 1965 she married Gerhard Nordahl with whom she shared 46 years of marriage until his passing on August 8, 2012. Evelyn worked in retail sales at various times during her life. She had been a resident of Ocala for over 20 years after relocating from Barefoot Bay, FL and was an active member of Joy Lutheran Church where she had been the head of Worship and Music for a number of years. Evelyn was a talented musician who attended the prestigious High School of Music and Art in New York, NY. She shared her talent by singing in her church choir as well as playing the piano, organ and bassoon. Those left to mourn Evelyn's passing are her son, Fred Harnisch (Peggy) Lindenhurst, NY, daughter, Linda Willa (Ron) Setauket, NY; six grandchildren: Melissa (Colin), Kerri Beth (Martin), Meredith (Stephen), Eric (Trista), Tracey and Kelly; 3 great grandchildren: Emmett, Ansel and Charles, and sister-in-law, Ragna Heiberg of Brooklyn, NY. In addition to her parents and husband, Evelyn was preceded in death by her 3 brothers: Carl, Herbert and Arthur. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is planned for Friday, October 28, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the Joy Lutheran Church in Ocala with Pastor Roy Stackpole officiating. Evelyn's urn will be laid to rest with her husband at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Buddy O'Gwynn

Buddy O'Gwynn, 90, Beverly Hills, FL
Raymond "Buddy" O'Gwynn, 90, of Beverly Hills, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto. He was born on September 3, 1026 in Meridian, Mississippi and moved to Florida in 1957. He proudly served his country during WWII as a United States Marine in the South Pacific Campaign. He retired from Sunbeam Bakery of Lakeland, FL after 37 years as an area sales manager. He was a member of the Fort Cooper Baptist Church in Inverness. Raymond is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Evelyn; his 2 sons, Wayne O'Gwynn and his wife Jane and Gary O'Gwynn and his wife Bernice, both of Crystal River; his 2 sisters, Mildred Hollingsworth of Silver Springs, MD and Peggy Graham of Haines City, FL; one granddaughter, Debbie Baker of Crystal River; one grandson, Travis O'Gwynn and his wife Savanah of Northport, FL; one great granddaughter, Kaley Baker of Crystal River; many nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be conducted on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 2:30 PM at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell with Pastor Marne Palmani officiating. Full military honors will be rendered by the Marine Corps Detachment #819. Friends will be received at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory of Inverness on Tuesday at 1:00 PM prior to leaving in procession to the cemetery at 1:45 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the Ft. Cooper Baptist Church.


Joan L Otts, 86, Largo, FL
Joan L. Otts, 86, of Largo, Fl passed away November 30, 2016 at Mid Pinellas Care Center in Pinellas Park, FL. She was born in Red Lion, PA on September 26, 1930 to the late Ashley C. and Viola Elizabeth (Bryant) Le Duc. Joan was a library clerk for the county library system, and arrived in the area in 1983, coming from St. Petersburg, FL. She enjoyed reading, cooking, and spending time with her family. Joan was preceded in death by her loving husband of 61 years, Francis Otts, and her brother, Bryant Le Duc. She is survived by her sons, Howard F. Otts of St. Petersburg, Edward V . Otts of Inverness, FL, and Raymond A. Otts of St. Petersburg, 2 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Joan's urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, is assisting the family with arrangements.


Donna Page

Donna E Page, 81, Inverness, FL
Donna E. Page, 81, Inverness passed away September 20, 2016 at Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast in Lecanto. Mrs Page was born November 24, 1934 in Haverhill, MA to the late Donald and Corinne (McMillan) Webster and moved to this area in 1979 from Miami. Donna enjoyed playing bingo, knitting, and volunteering her time for the Citrus Memorial Hospital Auxiliary for 10 years where she was awarded the "Volunteer of The Year" for 2014. Left to mourn her loss and cherish her memory is her husband of 61 years, Carl H. Page; 3 children, Carl H. "Buster" Page, Jr and his wife Melanie, Salt Springs, FL; Patti Ballard and her husband Michael, Inverness, FL; Jackie Hudson and her husband Bryan, Tallahassee, FL; 1 Sister, Diane Jenkins, Napa, CA; 12 grandchildren, Jason, Jenna, Annie, Maggie, Seth, Josh, Carl, Hannah, April, Dirk, Emily, and Elizabeth; 6 great-grandchildren, Kaitlin, Keira, Raleigh, Charlie, Chrisopher, and Aiden. She was preceded in death by a sister, Janice Macina. A Celebration of Life Service will be offered Friday, September 23, 2016 at 4:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Greg Kell, pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Florida National Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home from 2:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464


Peter Palmblad Jr

Peter J Palmblad Jr, 80, Inverness, FL
Peter J. Palmblad, Jr., age 80, passed away November 7, 2016 at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville, FL. Peter was born on August 22, 1936 in Hopelawn, N.J. to the late Rose (Binder) and Peter J. Palmblad, Sr. He was employed by Johnson and Johnson for a number of years and was also the Superintendent of the Maine Endwell School System in New York prior to his retirement. In 2002, Peter made Citrus County his home after relocating from Pennsylvania. A Methodist by faith, he attended services at Floral City United Methodist Church in Floral City, FL. In his spare time, Peter enjoyed riding motorcycles and had been a member of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association since August, 2015. He also enjoyed boating, hunting and playing golf. Peter will be remembered as a wonderful and loving husband, father and grandfather who was truly the patriarch of his family. Those left to mourn Peter's passing and cherish his precious memory are his loving wife of 6 years, Lorna Van Kurn Palmblad; daughter, Patricia Lamkay and her husband Robert of Oviedo, FL; step-daughter, Michele Keefe and her husband Tom of Pennsylvania; siblings: Dorothy Tomasso of New Jersey, Lillian Wolff of New Jersey, Robert Palmblad of Orlando, FL, Hans Palmblad of New Jersey and Gale Howard of New York; grandchildren: Raeanna Brandes of California, Daniel Abell of Pennsylvania, Allison Pooran of Florida, Melissa Martin of Florida, Megan Lamkay of Florida and 10 great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service was held on November 12, 2016 at Floral City United Methodist Church in Floral City, FL. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL assisted the family with cremation arrangements.


Taylor Pfeifer

Taylor S Pfeifer, 32, Inverness, FL
Taylor Scott Pfeifer, 32, of Inverness, FL passed away September 14, 2016 at his residence in Inverness. He was born in Inverness, and was a life long resident. Taylor was a tree trimmer, and enjoyed trail riding, the outdoors, fishing, but above all, he was a fun and loving son and brother. He will be mourned and greatly missed by his family and friends. Taylor was preceded in death by his father, Max W. Pfeifer in 2012. He is survived by his loving family, mother Lynne Pfeifer and brothers Max G. and Edward J. Pfeifer, all of Inverness. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Richard Pittelkow

Richard E Pittelkow, 72, Citrus Springs, FL
Richard E. "Dick" Pittelkow, age 72, of Citrus Springs, FL passed away on December 3, 2016 at Citrus Hills Health and Rehab, Hernando, FL. Richard was born on October 21, 1944 in Oak Park, IL to the late Herman and Bernice (Gunderson) Pittelkow. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and was a Vietnam War Veteran. After his military service, Richard went on to become a Barber, a job he truly loved. In 2001, he made Citrus County his home after moving from Colorado and was a member of Citrus Springs VFW Post #4864. Richard was mechanically inclined, built boats as a hobby and always did his own work and repairs on his and his families vehicles. He was also very athletic and was a gymnast and cheerleader in high school at Round Lake High School in Round Lake Beach, IL. He also won several dance contests when he was in high school. In his spare time he enjoyed outdoor activities including snowmobiling, skiing and fishing. Those left to mourn Richard's passing include his children: Mark S. Pittelkow of Spring Hill, FL, Michele Hetzel of Citrus Springs, FL, Dana Cotting of Pearl, MS; siblings: Jack Pittelkow of Ingelside, IL, Joyce Bergloff of Virginia, Jacqueline Krueger of Fox Lake, IL, Candy Gumm of Mississippi; and 3 grandchildren: Zachery Gray, Victoria Gray and Ridge Cotting. In addition to his parent's, Richard was preceded in death by 3 siblings: Ralph Pittelkow, CarolAnn Curtis and Barbara Jean Grimes. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ronald Place

Ronald E Place, 89, Inverness, FL
Ronald Eugene Place, age 89, of Inverness, FL passed from this life and went to be with his Lord and Savior on October 19, 2016. Ronald was born on June 1, 1927 in Brockton, MA to the late Walter and Dorothy (Powell) Place. He proudly served his country in the United States Army and was a Veteran of World War II. Ronald graduated from the Wentworth Institute of Technology and worked as a design engineer throughout his career. He made Citrus County his home in 1995 after relocating from Orlando, FL. On June 16, 2000 he married Joan (Hetsler) whom he had known for over 38 years. A Baptist by faith, Ronald attended services at the First Baptist Church of Inverness. He was an accomplished Ultralight Aircraft Pilot and a member of the United States Ultralight Association. Ronald also enjoyed woodworking and gardening in his spare time. In addition to his loving wife Joan, those left to mourn Ronald's passing are his sons: Alan Place and his wife Cindy of Oxford, N.C., Richard Place and his wife Yong of Cumming, GA; daughter, Deborah Ostroth and her husband Mark of Tennessee; stepsons: Wayne Adams and his wife Lorie of Lakeland, FL, Dennis Adams of Orlando, FL, Michael Adams and his wife Betty Lou of Lakeland, FL, Frank Zike and his wife Lisa of St. Cloud, FL; stepdaughters: Bebe Adams of Inverness, FL and Karyn Lee and her husband Joey of Yulee, FL; sister, Marilyn Littlefied and her husband Kenneth of DeLand, FL; Nineteen grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Per Ronald's wishes, there are no planned services. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


Alice Proterra

Alice N Proterra, 92, Lecanto, FL
Alice N. Proterra, 92, Lecanto, died Sept 20, 2016 at her residence in the Brentwood Lodge. Mrs Proterra was born April 27, 1924 in Lynchburg, VA to the late James and Irma (Wade) Nichols and came to this area in 1985 from Wenonah, NJ. Alice graduated from Longwood University in Virginia with a double major in Math and English and later earned a Master's Degree in Library Science from Glasboro State College in New Jersey. She worked at Langley Field Air Force Base in Hampton, VA after graduating from Longwood where she met and married Anthony (Tony) Proterra who was an engineer working there. In 1946, she moved to the Caribbean Island of Aruba where they raised their three children. They remained on the island for 21 years and would visit their family back in the States every two years. Alice loved literature, books, and was a voracious reader, always sharing with her family and grandchildren. She was also an Assistant Librarian in her children's schools in Aruba. Her memory for reading, songs, and events from early childhood until the day she passed was utterly remarkable. She is survived by her three children, Joseph T. (Kathy) Proterra of Gainesville, GA; David A. Proterra of Tucson, AZ; Virginia (Chuck) Keblusek of Midlothian, VA; 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony Proterra on June 10, 2016. There will be a Celebration of Life Service on Friday, Sept 23, 2016 at 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Hospice Chaplain Chuck Cooley officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday from 10:00 AM until the hour of service.


John  Pusey

John E Pusey, 73, Inverness, FL
John E. Pusey, Sr., 73, of Inverness, FL passed away October 31, 2016 at his residence in Inverness. He was born in Rochester, NY on January 15, 1943. John had worked for the Eastman Kodak Company and helped his father building houses. He was the previous owner of Wynn Haven Campground in Bushnell, FL, and owned his own semi-truck which he and his wife would travel in; stopping to enjoy 48 states. John was a Catholic by faith, and arrived in this area in 1983, coming from Hilton, NY. and was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge # 2112, Inverness. He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Dianne Pusey. Other survivors include his children Edward Pusey of Springhill, FL, John Pusey and his wife Christy of Arrowhead, FL, Darcy Callahan and his wife Connie of Inverness, Colleen Dunn and her husband Todd of Inverness, and Denise Perez and her husband Rey also of Inverness; his father, Edward R. Murdock, brother William Pusey, sisters Sue Wideman and her husband Bill, and Barbara Gagne and her husband John; 9 grandchildren, Cassie, Johnathon, Natasha, Cheyanne, Cody, Dalyce, Dominic, Arianna, and J.T.; and 9 great-grandchildren, Carmyn, Trysta, Cassydie, Trynidie, Nero, Echo, Madison, Autumn, and Leo. He was preceded in death by his mother, Eleanor M. Terhaar. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


Arthur Quatro

Arthur J Quatro, 64, Crystal River, FL
Arthur Joseph Quatro, age 64, of Crystal River, FL died at his residence with his loving wife by his side on October 16, 2016. Arthur was born on September 4, 1952 in Detroit, MI to the late Daniel and Adeline (Polidoro) Quatro. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Naval Reserves. He went on to be employed by AT&T as a Building Supervisor. After retiring from AT&T, he made Citrus County his home 11 1/2 years ago after relocating from Webberville, MI. A Catholic by faith, he attended services at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Crystal River, FL. Arthur loved cars and working on them, especially MOPAR cars, and was a great auto mechanic. He loved his family dearly and enjoyed spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren. Those left to mourn Arthur's passing are his loving wife of 19 years, Sally Quatro; his sons: Brian DeGoede and his wife Michelle of Hudsonville, MI, Brad DeGoede and his wife Lindsey of Jenison, MI; daughter, Lori Herbst and her husband Cory of Shelbyville, MI; brother, Daniel Quatro and his wife Vona of Westland, MI; his loving sister, Kathy Rarog and her husband John of Castle Rock, CO; 6 grandchildren: Keegan and Reid DeGoede, Joslyn and Brody Herbst and Stone and Lincoln DeGoede; niece, Lisa Ray and her daughter Carlie of Castle Rock, CO; nephews: Jay Rarog, his wife Sarah and their children Blake and Breslyn of Parker, CO., and Cary Quatro, his wife Tammy and their children Lia, Cameron and Joey of Lyon Township, MI. A Mass of Christian Burial is planned for Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 10:00 AM from St. Benedicts Catholic Church in Crystal River, FL with Father Ryszard Stradomski officiating. A Memorial Service will also be held in Arthur's home state of Michigan at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of Citrus and The Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464, or you can make contributions in honor of Brody Herbst from Papa Arthur Quatro at Make-A-Wish Michigan, 648 Monroe Ave NW, Suite 104, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


John Richards

John E Richards, 93, Inverness, FL
John Edwin Richards, 93, of Inverness, Florida passed away October 7, 2016 at his residence in Inverness. He was born in Pompton, Lakes, N.J. on February 9, 1923 to the late Russell and Winifred E. (Spoken) Richards. John was a supervisor for the E.I. Dupont Chemical Company, retiring with 40 years of service in 1981, and a Christian by faith. As a young man, he served 3 1/2 years in Europe during WWII and was a Silver Star recipient. Although he was involved in many battles, he was blessed to return safe. He arrived in this area in 1988, coming from Wayne, N.J. He was a super strong man who enjoyed every aspect of his life. In his spare time, he liked fishing and trapping with Lake Wawayanda being his favorite place to be next to home. John also enjoyed woodworking and working with stained glass. He will be loved and missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his precious son Douglas Richards who passed away from cancer on August 29, 2014. John is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Patricia H. Richards. Other survivors include his children John Russell Richards of Plant City, FL, Gail Carter and her husband James of Sebastian, FL, Michael Richards and his wife Marykaye of Inverness, FL, David Richards and his wife Daene of Wayne, N.J., and Sharon Eisenstein of Del Ray Beach, FL; 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Graveside services with military honors for John are scheduled for Tuesday, October 18, at 2:30 P.M. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, with the procession departing the funeral home at 1:45 P.M. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


DiAnne E Rippey, 78, Brooksville, FL
DiAnne E. Rippey, 78, Brooksville, FL passed away October 24, 2016 at the HPH Care Center in Brooksville. She was born in St. Mary's, PA on April 20, 1938 to the late James A. and Margaret (McIntyre) Weichman. DiAnne was an assistant teacher, and arrived in this area in approximately 2008, coming from Erie, PA. She was non-demoninational by faith, and enjoyed traveling, going on cruises, and spending time with her church family and friends. DiAnne had no surviving relatives. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Wednesday, November 2, at 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Megan Robbins

Megan B Robbins, 42, Floral City, FL
Megan Beth Robbins, 42, Floral City passed away unexpectedly September 25, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Megan was born in Greenfield, IN on Sept 20, 1974 to James W. and Beverly (Montgomery) Cook and moved to Florida with her family in 1983 from Shirley, IN. She attended Inverness Middle School and Citrus High School where she was a cheerleader. Her employment was in retail sales, having worked at Walmart , Advanced Auto Parts, and other local businesses. She was of the Catholic Faith. Left to mourn their loss and cherish Megan's memory is her husband, Jason E. Robbins; her daughter, Taylor Elizabeth Robbins, Inverness; her parents, James and Beverly Cook, both of Floral City; 1 brother, Christoper Cook, Knightstown, IN; 3 sisters, Kelly Keesling, Floral City; Jamie Smith, Inverness; Jenny Sparks, Anderson, IN; her 2 grandsons, Bryce and Easton "who she loved more than anything." The family is planning to have a Celebration of Life on Saturday, October 1st from 2-5 PM at her sister's home, Kelly Keesling's residence, 6880 Aloysia Ave., Floral City. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family.


Leucretia Roberts

Leucretia E Roberts, 30, Floral City, FL
Leucretia Eileen Roberts, age 30, of Floral City, FL passed away unexpectedly on December 3, 2016 in Crystal River, FL. Leucretia was born on May 15, 1986 in Oil City, PA to Lawrence Everett and Joan Marie (Seely) Swartzfager. She made Citrus County her home in 1994 after relocating from Pennsylvania with her family. A Baptist by faith, Leucretia enjoyed attending worship services at the Floral City Baptist Church as a teenager and had been a member of the R.O.T.C. in high school. She enjoyed outdoor activities including fishing, tubing on the river, going to the beach and horseback riding. Leucretia will be greatly missed by many friends and family. Those left to mourn her passing and cherish her memory include her parent's: Joan and James Swartzfager of Floral City, FL; her father, Lawrence Everett of Pennsylvania; sons: Benjamin Shane Smith and Kenneth Aldice Jeffries; daughter, Shawna Marie Roberts; brothers: James Edward Swartzfager, Jr. and Chad Vroman; and sister, Desiree Kightlinger Swarm. Leucretia's family is being assisted with private cremation arrangements through the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ramon Rosa

Ramon L Rosa, 84, Inverness, FL
Ramon Rosa, age 84, of Inverness, FL passed away Monday, December 5, 2016 at Florida Hospital in Tampa. Ramon was born on July 4, 1932 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico to the late Sergio and Georgina (Maldonado) Rosa. He made Citrus County his home after relocating from Tampa, FL and worked as a Truck Driver in the Commercial Trucking Industry . Those left to mourn Ramon's passing are his sons: Julio Rosa and Gilbert Rosa of New York and Felix Rosa of Inverness, FL; daughters: Sandra Rosa of Tampa, FL and Nancy Watts of Inverness, FL; brothers: Jesus Rosa, Sergio Rosa, Ramon Rosa and Carlos Maldonado; sister, Eusebia Rodriguez; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to his parent's, Ramon was preceded in death by three children: Carlos Rosa, William Rosa and Marie Rosa. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is planned for Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 1:00 PM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Ernesto Rojas officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 11:00 AM until the hour of service. Burial will take place following the service at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, FL. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Albert Rosino III

Albert Rosino III, 60, Inverness, FL
Albert Rosino, III, 60 of Inverness, died Monday, September 12, 2016 at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, FL. He was born on July 14, 1956 in Queens, New York to the late Albert Rosino, Jr and Emma "Mitzie" (Karl) Graham. Albert was a 25 year employee of Publix Supermarkets, where he worked passionately as a Retail Improvement Specialist. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parrish. Al was an avid softball palyer and New York Yankees enthusiast. He enjoyed gardening, cooking and entertaining friends and family at his Inverness home whenever he had the chance. Left to cherish his memory are his children: Alexandria Gundersen and her husband, Shawn of Inverness and Nicholas Rosino of Chicago, Illinois; his brother, Michael Rosino and his wife Sheryl of Citrus Springs and his four grandchildren:Christopher Rosino, Natalia Rosino, Grayson Gundersen and Griffin Gundersen. The Mass of Christian Burial for Albert, will be offered on Monday, September 19th at 11:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Church, with Fr. Claudius Mgonga, celebrant. Following the Mass, he will be laid to rest at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness on Sunday from 6-8 PM.


Michael Ryan

Michael T Ryan, 52, Crystal River, FL
Michael Thomas Ryan, 52, Crystal River, passed away September 25, 2016 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Michael was born in Queens, NY to Ronald Joseph and Karen (Quay) Ryan on October 21, 1963 and moved to Florida in 1983 from Ronkonkoma, NY. He owned and operated Alarm Security Systems in Crystal and was of the Catholic Faith. Mike's first passion was his family. He enjoyed playing golf, watching football, and boating. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Kimberly Kumor Ryan; his three children, Patrick Michael, Collin Thomas, and Shannon Katherine Ryan, all of Crystal River. His mother, Karen Sue Ryan of Inverness; 3 brothers, Garry Patrick Ryan, Gainesville, FL; Kevin Sean Ryan, Lecanto, FL; Glenn Francis Ryan, Ocala; 6 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Ronald Ryan Feb 21, 1990. There will be a Celebration of Life for Michael on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home in Inverness where family and friends will share their memories. Following services, burial will follow at The Fountains Memorial Park in Homosassa. The family will receive friends from 9:00 AM until service time at the funeral home.


William D Shafer, 87, Inverness, FL
William D. Shafer, 87, of Inverness, FL passed away November 22, 2016 under the care of Avante of Inverness. He was born on December 31, 1928 in Joliet, IL to the late Donald and Esther (Seber) Shafer. William was a fireman for the Aurora, IL City Fire Dept. for 33 years. He originally arrived in this area in 1955, then relocated to Manassas, VA. He relocated back to this area again in 1972, and was a member of the First Christian Church of Inverness. William enjoyed hunting, sometimes bagging 10 or 11 pheasants in a year; and loved the outdoors. He was preceded in death by his brother Robert Shafer. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Dolores A. Shafer. Other survivors include his son David M. Shafer and daughter Bonnie K. Shafer and her husband Tom, all of Yorkville, IL, Kevin Shafer and his wife Rhonda of Lee, IL,and Brian Shafer of Manassas, VA; sisters Dorothy Blenck and her husband Bill of IL, and Marjorie Aschenbrenner and her husband Robert of Joliet, IL; and 6 grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for William is scheduled for Wednesday, November 30, 2:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, with Dr. Ray Kelly of First Christian Church of Inverness officiating.


Roland Sorel

Roland J Sorel, 89, Homosassa, FL
Roland J. Sorel, age 89, of Homosassa, FL died October 13, 2016 at Seven Rivers Hospital, Crystal River. Roland was born on January 27, 1927 in Pawtucket, R.I. to the late Oscar W. and Clarinda (Ballard) Sorel. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy and was a Veteran of World War II. After his military service, he worked as an electrician and owned his own business. In 1971, he made Citrus County his home after relocating from Pawtucket, R.I. Roland was a lifetime member of VFW Post #8189, Homosassa, FL. He was an avid camper, enjoyed the outdoors and a member of the Citrus County Cruisers. Those left to mourn Roland's passing are his daughter, Denise Tucker of St. Petersburg, FL; brother, Maurice Sorel of Homosassa, FL; sisters: Marie Domingues and Theresa Casavant both of Pawtucket, R.I.; his dear grandson, Robert Gaudette and his wife Nicole of Homosassa, FL; one great grandchild; and his loving partner of 20 years, Marion Hand of Homosassa, FL. In addition to his parent's, he was preceded in death by his son, William R. Sorel in 2003 and three brothers. Roland's urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Voncile "Nanny" Spinelli

Voncile "Nanny" J Spinelli, 87, Inverness, FL
Voncile J. "Nanny" Spinelli, age 87, of Inverness, died September 9, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Voncile was born on January 3, 1929 in Avon Park, FL to the late Ernest James and Viola (Byrd) Johns. A lifelong resident of Florida, she moved to Citrus County 36 years ago after relocating from St. Petersburg. On July 21, 1985, she married Pasquale Spinelli with whom she shared 31 years of marriage. A Baptist by faith, she attended services at Gulf to Lake Church in Crystal River. Voncile was employed as a hairdresser throughout her life and had been a volunteer at Citrus Memorial Hospital. She enjoyed gambling at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa and had visited casinos in Biloxi and Las Vegas. Voncile greatly enjoyed travel but, her true love was for her family and spending time with them. She would invite family to come and visit her and have as many of them over to her house as she could possibly fit. Voncile also had a great love of God and the Lord Jesus Christ. In addition to her husband, Pasquale, those left to mourn Voncile's passing are her daughters: Roxanne Thompson of Inverness, FL, Bettie Justice and her husband Bryan of Maryville, TN, and Debbie Harris and her husband Chuck of St. Petersburg, FL; brother, Donald Johns of Cottondale, FL; grandchildren: Robert Shea, Jennifer Nelson, Fred Izzo, David Schomas and Melisa McDowell; 7 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Voncile was preceded in death by her first husband, Eugene Lee Thompson in 2005, and 4 brothers. The family would like to acknowledge and send special thanks to Jerry Johns and Jill Liebers for their love and support. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will take place on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory with Pastor Leary Willis of Gulf to Lake Church officiating. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 AM on the date of the service. Voncile will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell following the service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Sue Steed

Sue C Steed, 68, Hernando, FL
Sue C. Steed, age 68, of Hernando, FL died October 17, 2016 at Seven Rivers Hospital in Crystal River, FL. Sue was born in York, Aabama on November 1, 1947 to the late Felton and Ruth (Hewston) Chambers. She was married to Weyman Steed on September 18, 1994 with whom she shared 22 years of marriage. Sue worked as a customer service representative for K-Mart for 15 years then went on to work for Target for 14 years before retiring. While a resident of Alabama, Sue was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She made Citrus County her home 2 1/2 years ago after relocating from Bogart, GA. A Baptist by faith, she formerly attended services at the Hull Baptist Church in Hull, GA. Sue loved to read. It was rare for her not to have a book in hand. She read from the time she got up in the morning until she went to bed at night. Sue also loved her dog and 2 cats dearly. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held in Georgia at a later date. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


Sarah "Sally" Taft

Sarah "Sally" A Taft, 78, Inverness, FL
Sarah Ann "Sally" Taft, age 78, of Inverness, FL passed away November 25, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, FL. Sally was born on August 20, 1938 in Clarksburg, MA to the late Leo and Gertrude (Trombley) Duprat. She worked for the wire and cable industry and was also an apartment manager for a number of years. On June 18, 1966 Sally married Harold Taft with whom she shared seven years of marriage until his passing on September 24, 1973. Formerly a resident of N. Adams, MA she lived in Wildwood, FL for 20 years until making Citrus County her home in 2011. In her spare time, Sally enjoyed playing golf, bowling and bingo. Sally leaves behind three daughters: Cheryl Duprat of Inverness, FL, Kelley Taft of Inverness, FL, Kimberley Taft and her significant other, Daniel Marsh of St. Cloud, FL; brother, Vincent Duprat and his wife Annette of N. Adams, MA; sister, Shirley Higby and her husband Eugene of Savannah, GA; five grandchildren: Eric Taft and his wife Lisa, Adam Taft and his wife Samantha, Kehana, Devlin and Andrew; five great-grandchildren: Ashton, Emerson, Parker, Grayson and Anniston; and numerous nieces and nephews. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


Denelda J Tanguay, 77, Bushnell, FL
Denelda J. Tanguay, 77, of Bushnell, FL passed away September 14, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, FL. She was born in Lansing, MI on May 15, 1939 to the late Howard and Zelma (Meirndorf) McGowan. Denelda worked in an eye clinic as office manager, and was a Baptist by faith. She arrived in this area in 1977, coming from Holt, MI. She was dedicated to raising her family, and loved going on outings to parks. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen R. Tanguay, in 2005. She is survived by her sons, Larry Posey of Bushnell, and Michael Posey of Hernando, FL; brother Gerald McGowan; sisters Doreen Bach, Donna McGowan, and Connie Cole; grandchildren Amber Posey and Michael Lewis Posey; and great-grandchildren Aubree Rose Posey and Ayden Posey. Denelda's urn will be laid to rest with her husband at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory


Brian Templeton

Brian C Templeton, 45, Citrus Springs, FL
Brian Conley Templeton, age 45 of Citrus Springs, FL passed away on November 16, 2016 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Brian was born on July 6, 1971 in Red Oak, IA to Kathleen (Moorehead) Templeton-Dasani and the late Glen Harold Templeton. He served his country as a member of the United States Navy. In 1981, he and his family made Citrus County their home after moving from Columbia, S.C. Brian was a man of many talents. He wore many hats throughout his professional life including working as a Salesman for AT&T, a Phlebotomist in the healthcare industry, had owned his own computer and web design business and had also worked as a Veterinarian Assistant. Brian enjoyed giving back to his community and volunteered much of his time in the past to the Crystal River Fire Department as a Volunteer Fireman. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing video games, fishing, canoeing and swimming. Brian loved the water, especially the Crystal River area. He loved music, especially Pink Floyd. He also enjoyed karaoke and greatly entertained folks over the years with his identical renditions of Louis Armstrong songs. Brian had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to make others laugh. He had a big heart and loved animals, and had rescued many over the years. Brian will be remembered as a generous and kind person that would do anything to help someone out that was in need. Those left to mourn Brian's passing are his mother, Kathleen Templeton-Dasani of Citrus Springs, FL; five daughters: Kristen Templeton of Fruitland Park, FL, Stephanie Templeton of Ocala, FL, Caitlin Templeton and Meagan Templeton, both of Fruitland Park, FL; River Templeton of Ocala, FL; granddaughter, Lauren of Fruitland Park, FL; brother, Bill Templeton and his wife Laura, Mansfield, TX; nephews and niece, Andrew, Thomas, and Courtney Templeton, all of Mansfield,TX; sister, Lori Templeton of Clearwater, FL; niece and nephew, Rachael Latturi and husband, Tony of St Petersburg and James B. Jones, III of Oklahoma City, OK; several aunts and uncles. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is planned for Monday, November 28, 2016 at 3:00 PM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Reverend Greg Kell of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Inverness officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Jane Thompson

Jane Thompson, 87, Crystal River, FL
Jane Thompson, age 87, died in her home, with her daughter by her side, on September 14, 2016. Jane was born on January 13, 1929 in Detroit, MI to the late Joseph Cornelius and Margaret (Glaza) O'Reilly. In May of 1951, she married Glenn Thompson who predeceased her on October 27, 2000. In 2001, Jane made Citrus County her home after moving from Palm Harbor, FL. A free spirit, Jane was an extremely creative and a very talented artist. She was also a nature lover and animal lover, who found true happiness in her cabin in the woods. Jane could best be described as an adventurer. To her, everything in life was an adventure and she lived life to the fullest. Those left to mourn Jane's passing are her daughter, Julie Roberts of Clearwater, FL; Jane's younger sister, Mary Lou Persha of Northville, MI; and her older sister, Peg Wheeler of Inverness, FL. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements. Donations to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills FL 34464 are welcome.


Marjorie Thornton

Marjorie R Thornton, 89, Lecanto, FL
Marjorie R. Thornton, 89, Lecanto passed away Nov 23, 2016 at the Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast in Lecanto. A native of Brooklyn, NY., she was born Nov 12, 1927 to the late James and Florence (Newlands) Campbell. She came to Florida in 1986 from Mohegan Lake, NY and was of the Episcopal Faith. Prior to retirement, she was employed in retail sales. Survivors include her two sons, Clinton Thornton of Courtland Manor, NY and Jeffrey Thornton of Poughkeepsie, NY; 2 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Thornton May 27, 1995. Graveside services will be conducted Friday, Dec 9th at 10:00 AM from Florida National Cemetery with Deacon Peg Davis officiating. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory assisted the family.


Alberto Verderame

Alberto A Verderame, 90, Inverness, FL
Alberto "Al" Verderame, 90, Inverness passed away Tuesday, Sept 20, 2016 in the Hernando-Pasco Hospice facility in Lecanto. Mr Verderame was born in Brooklyn, NY on July 5, 1926 to the late Onofrio and Angelica (Bonacasa) Verderame and came to this area in 1976 from Smithtown, NY. He was the founder and former owner of Al's Italian Restaurant in Inverness and a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. He also was very active in the East Citrus Community Center. He is survived by his son, Cataldo "Aldo" Verderame and his wife Linda, Inverness; 1 sister, Rosa Verderame of Italy; 2 grandchildren, Joshua and his wife, Jennifer and Justin and his wife, Amanda; 5 great-grandchildren, Junior, Hannah, Lane, Annabella, and Haylee. He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Antonina on March 16, 2011; his son, Norino, in Aug 5, 1998, and his 3 brothers, Cataldo, Baldassare, and Nino. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Sept 24 at 1:00 PM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Fr. Tim Cummings officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 11:00 AM until the hour of service. A special "thank you" to Dr. Joshua Summers for all his efforts and care he provided through the years Also, a special "thank you" to Dr. Winston Evalee of The Villages for his heroic efforts and care during Dad's final months.


Nanny Watson

Nanny L Watson, 86, Homosassa, FL
Nanny Lue Watson, 86 of Homosassa passed away September 21, 2016 in Florida Hospital, Tampa, FL. Mrs Watson was born in Siler City, NC on January 16, 1930 to the late Guy and Daisy (Hart) Hilliard and moved to Citrus County in 1978 from Tampa. She was employed for over 20 years with the Kash & Karry Super Markets as a Cashier. She is survived by 1 son, Ronald Watson of Tampa, FL; 2 daughters, Linda Reese of Ft Myers, FL and Bobbie Gallardo of Tampa; 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Watson. January 12, 2012 and her son, Terry Watson, September 18, 2004 Graveside services will be Friday, Oct 21, 2016 at Florida National Cemetery where she will rest beside her late husband. The Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Robin Wells

Robin Wells, 55, Inverness, FL
Robin Wells, 55, Inverness passed away at home Sunday December 4, 2016 under the loving care of her husband, Casey, and Hospice of Citrus and The Nature Coast. Robin was born Nov 30, 1961 in New Bedford, MA to the late Francis and Ethel (Whitaker) Warrington and came to Citrus County in 1982 from Hampden, Maine. She owned, operated, and managed the Cove Pub with her husband, Casey, for over 32 years. Left to mourn her loss is her husband, Casey Wells of Inverness; her brothers, Gary (Karen) Warrington, North Reading, MA; Wayne (Vicki) Warrington, Tavares, FL; Frank Warrington, Monroe, ME; three nieces, En and Lindsay Warrington, and Renee Rooks. There will be a Celebration of Life for Robin on Saturday, December 10th from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the Cove Pub. At Robin's request, she will be cremated. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. The Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory assisted the family.


Roger Wessel

Roger L Wessel, 53, Floral City, FL
Roger L. Wessel, age 53, of Floral City, FL went to be with his Lord and Savior on October 12, 2016 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Roger was born in Denver, CO on May 13, 1963 to Roberta L. (Turner) Wessel and the late Robert L. Wessel. He made Florida his home over 30 years ago after moving from Des Moines, IA. Roger was employed as Marine Mechanic in the boating industry throughout his life but, found his true calling as an Associate Pastor at the New Church Without Walls in Hernando, FL for the past 15 1/2 years. He truly enjoyed helping others and was known to arrange bus travel for homeless individuals so they could be reunited with their loved ones. In his spare time, Roger enjoyed watching movies and was an avid fisherman. He also enjoyed taking cruises and spending time with his loving wife, Kim, with whom he shared 11 1/2 loving years of marriage. In addition to his wife Kim, those left to mourn Roger's passing are his mother, Roberta L. Wessel of Inverness, FL; brother, Rodney Wessel of Hernando, FL; sisters: Misty Jones and Bobbi Joe Wessel, both of Des Moines, IA; 4 stepsons: Chris Clevenger, Aaron Rowe, Sean Rowe all of Hernando, FL and Timmy Fessender of Idaho; 4 stepdaughters: Jessica Faircloth of Tampa, FL, Crystal Faircloth of Gainesville, FL, Brandi Barfield of South Carolina and Desiree Rowe of Hernando, FL; 5 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Roger was preceded in death by his father, Robert Wessel; brother, Joseph R. Wessel; and grandchild, Colton Clevenger. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be Sunday, Oct 16th at 1:30 PM at The New Church Without Walls with Pastor Douglas Alexander and other church ministers officiating. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory assisted the family.


Richard "Stretch" Wierenga

Richard "Stretch" Wierenga, 87, Hernando, FL
Richard George "Stretch" Wierenga, age 87, of Hernando, FL died October 1, 2016 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Richard was born on June 11, 1929 in Battle Creek, MI to the late Willard R. and Loretta J. (McKinnon) Wierenga. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps. After his military service, Richard was employed as a Shipping Clerk for the General Foods, Post Cereal Company. In 1989, he made Citrus County his home after relocating from Battle Creek, MI. A Christian by faith, Richard regularly attended services at the Hernando Church of the Nazarene. He enjoyed collecting model trains, cars, boats and planes. Richard was an amateur ham radio operator and had enjoyed riding motorcycles when he was younger. He was a tremendous dog lover and will be especially missed by his Shih Tzu, "Little One". Those left to mourn his passing are his second cousin, Ethel Rasmussen of Yakima, WA; his lifelong friend, Dennis Calloway of Sun City, FL; friends, Jim and Nancy Sheldon of Battle Creek, MI; and his friend and companion for the past 2 years, Gerrie Cochrane of Hernando, FL. In 2011, Richard was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Beverly Wierenga. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is planned for Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Reverend Randy Hodges of the Hernando Church of the Nazarene officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. In recognition of his military service, full military honors will be rendered by the Marine Corps League, Citrus Detachment #819. A graveside service for Richard will take place at Battle Creek Memorial Park, Battle Creek, MI on Saturday, October 8th, 2016 at 12:00 PM under the direction of Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, Battle Creek, MI. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Alice Williams

Alice M Williams, 93, Lecanto, FL
Alice M. Williams, 93 of Lecanto, died Friday, December 2, 2016 at Brentwood Lodge. Alice was born on July 12, 1923 in Independence, Kansas to the late Roscoe and Alta (Clark) Nance. She came to Citrus County in 2007 from Dallas, Texas. She was a member of the Hernando United Methodist Church and was a former beautician. She enjoyed her bible class at church and especially enjoyed her grandchildren. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter: Sandra K. Smith and her husband Meryl of Lecanto; her sister, Shirley Davidson and sister in law Betty Nance, both of Independence, KS. She also leaves her three grandchildren: Lesli Wood-Peterson and husband Boyd of Tucson, AZ; Kimberly Ward and Sherri Hand , both of Chanute, KS; Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Rex in 2007, her son, Richard Trotter, granddaughter Allison Schellinger, and her first husband Joseph H. Carter in 1970. A Celebration of Life Memorial for Alice will be held at a later date with inurnment at the Hernando United Methodist Church Memory Garden. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Kenneth Wilson

Kenneth A Wilson, 53, Ocala, FL
Kenneth Allan Wilson, 53, Ocala, FL passed away suddenly at home on November 24, 2016. Mr Wilson was born in Concord, NH on Jan 15, 1963 to the late Henry C. and Sonja (Davidson) Wilson, Jr. He was employed with the Anheuser- Busch Brewery in Merrimack, NH before moving to Florida. He is survived by his two children, Jonathan Wilson and Christie Wilson, both of Ocala; a sister and brother, Kimberly Murchie of Westminster, MA and Craig Wilson of Hudson, NH. Memorial services and burial will be announced at a later date in Massachusetts. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory assisted the family in Florida


Steven  Wilson

Steven D Wilson, 50, Inverness, FL
Steven Dewayne Wilson, age 50, of Inverness, FL passed away on November 6, 2016 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL. Steven was born on April 24, 1966 in Bartow, FL to Sharon (Shields) and the late Charles D. Wilson. He was employed as an electrician in the construction industry. Pentecostal by faith, Steven attended services at the Crossgate Church of God, Inverness, FL. He called both Citrus and Polk Counties his home and split his time between the two over the past 25 years. Steven enjoyed sports and had participated in boxing and little league baseball. He also loved the outdoors and spent much of his spare time fishing. Those left to mourn Steven's passing are his daughter, Sara Renee' Wilson of Tallahassee, FL; his mother, Sharon Wilson of Inverness, FL; brothers: Charles Douglas Wilson, Jr. and his wife Brenda of Haines City, FL, James Richard Wilson and his wife Georgia of Lake Wales, FL, Michael Todd Bennett and his wife Chrissy of Winter Haven, FL; and sister, Tina Marie Spangler of Inverness, FL. Steven was preceded in death by his father Charles on June 16, 2016. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


Frederick Wisswell

Frederick J Wisswell, 59, Lecanto, FL
Frederick James Wisswell, age 59, of Lecanto, FL passed away at his residence on November 6, 2016. Frederick was born on May 9, 1957 in Port Huron, MI to the late Russell Wisswell and Joan (Hinson) Compeau. He was employed as a Machinist in the Plastic Injection industry throughout his life. Two years ago, Frederick married Donna (Houchlei) and it was at that time they made Citrus County their home after relocating from Michigan. A Baptist by faith, he had attended services at the Jesus Lighthouse Church in Port Huron, MI. Frederick was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in both Lecanto, FL and Michigan. He enjoyed playing baseball in his youth and watching the Detroit Tigers on television. Frederick also enjoyed watching football and was a fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide. He also liked to travel and spending time with Donna and his dogs. Frederick adored his children and loved them with all his heart. In addition to his wife Donna, those left to mourn his passing are his son, Frederick James Wisswell, Jr. of Daytona, FL; daughters: Tonya Fulton of Luling, TX, Christiana (Chad) Walls of Sequin, TX, Billie Jo (Chad) Wisswell of Bastrop, TX, Katrina Wisswell of Port Huron, MI; brother, Paul (Shelley) Gave of Fair Haven, MI; sister, Tammy (Steve) Zaniewski of Chesterfield, MI; step-daughter, Felicia Ladouceur of Belding, MI; and several grandchildren. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


Joan A Wykes, 80, Crystal River, FL
Joan Ann Wykes, 80, of Crystal River, FL past away peacefully at home in the presence of her loving daughter Sherri on October 26. She was born in Boston, MA on February 2, 1936 to the late Richard and Florenda (Dalco) Wharton. Joan was a homemaker and arrived in this area in 1991, coming from Massachusetts. She was a Catholic by faith, and loved playing word games, watching game shows, doing yard work, and she especially loved animals. She also worked as a supervisor for Key Training Center. She is survived by her children Sean Harrington of Minneapolis, MN, Douglas R. Harrington and his wife Deneise of Madiera, CA, Bruce Harrington of Framingham, MA, and Sherri Edds of Crystal River; and 1 brother, Richard Wharton. She was preceded in death by a sister, Flora Maynard. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


James Young

James E Young, 82, Floral City, FL
James E. Young, 82, Floral City passed away September 24, 2016 in Citrus Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness. Mr Young was born in Centerville, OH on October 23, 1933 and came to this area in 1992 from Piketon, OH. He was a retired dairy farmer before moving to Florida. Additionally, he and his wife, Hilda, managed several camping grounds owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He retired from that position in 2010. Jim was of the Baptist Faith. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 65 years, Hilda Joann Young; his son, James David Young and wife, Barbara of Hattiesburg, MS; his daughter, Deborah Joann Loosbrock and husband, Neal of Panama City, FL; 5 grandchildren, Joann, Jessica, Alan, Krisie, and Nathan; 2 great-grandchildren, Hunter and Elizabeth. He was predeceased by 2 brothers, Robert and Harold and his sister, Margaret Steinhauser. Graveside services with military honors will be rendered on Wednesday, September 28th at 2:30 PM from Florida National Cemetery with Rev.Tim Stine and the V.F.W. Post 4337 officiating. Interment will follow. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. The Chas E Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family


Richard P Zarcharko, 63, Citrus Springs, FL
Richard P. Zarcharko, 63, Citrus Springs, FL passed away November 23, 2016 at his home in Citrus Springs. He was born in Washington, D.C. on August 18, 1953, and was a computer programmer for the federal government. He arrived in this area in 1998, coming from Maryland and was a Catholic by faith. He loved working on his "vette", taking care of his mother, and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his father Peter Zarcharko in 2000. He is survived by his loving mother, Marie Zarcharko of Citrus Springs, and his sister Sharon De Vaughn of Davidsonville, MD. A graveside service for Richard is scheduled for Monday, 11:00 A.M. at Fero Memorial Gardens, Beverly Hills, FL. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is in charge of the arrangements.


Henry Zaskowski

Henry E Zaskowski, 83, Floral City, FL
Henry Eugene Zaskowski, age 83, of Floral City, FL passed away peacefully at the V.A. Hospital in Gainesville on September 15, 2016. Henry was born on December 16, 1932 in Chicago, IL to the late Henry and Genevieve Zaskowski. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force. Henry came to Florida in 1956 with his wife Evelyn Muriel just short of 59 years before her passing on August 27, 2014. He enjoyed playing cards with his friends at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Inverness VFW Post #4337, and Hernando VFW Post #4252. He was an active VFW member and enjoyed volunteering at VFW Posts #7122 Floral City, #9528 Buck Head Ridge, and #2007 West Palm Beach. Those left to cherish Henry's memory and mourn his passing are his four daughters: Patricia Zaskowski of Georgia, Kathy McKinsey and her husband Larry of Inverness, FL, Diana Spangler and her husband Jayme of Jacksonville, FL and Susan Zaskowski of Kissimmee, FL; grandchildren: Tommy, Megan, Cori, Danny and Summer; great granddaughter, Ashley; and great great granddaughter, Bailee. He was preceded in death by siblings, Delores and Marilyn. Inurnment for Henry and his beloved wife Evelyn will take place at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL on November 30th at 2:30 PM where Military Honors will be rendered by Floral City VFW Honor Guard, Post #7122 in recognition of Henry's service to his country. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


 

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