Obituaries
For the Last 3 Months.

Lois H Anderson, 86, Inverness, FL
LOIS HELEN ANDERSON, age 86, Inverness, died September 12, 2014 at Pleasant Grove Manor. Lois was born on June 3, 1928 in Elmira, NY to the late Harry J. and Velma (Butler) Anderson. She served as an Assembly of God missionary, and attended First Assembly of God, Inverness. Lois arrived in this area 21 years ago, and enjoyed gardening, reading, taking walks, and spending time in prayer. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Walter and Arthur Anderson. Survivors include her brother Glenn Anderson of Magalia, CA., and sisters Joyce Taulbee of Elmira, NY., Betty Anderson of Inverness, FL., and Mary Jastrzebski of Leesburg, Fl. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Sydney N Anderson, 96, Inverness, Fl
Sydney Norman Anderson, 96, of Inverness, Florida passed away on July 11, 2014 at Avante of Inverness. He was born on November 13, 1917 in Jamestown, New York to the late David G. and Lillian (Greenwood) Anderson. Sydney served his country honorably in the National Guard, the U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Army, and was the owner of Anderson Cleaners and Jamestown Armored Car. He arrived in this area in 1980, coming from Jamestown, and attended the First Presbyterian Church in Inverness. Sydney loved golfing, yard sales, and traveling; but was most proud of winning first place in the St. Petersburg Times Investment Stock Challenge. Survivors include his loving companion of 23 years, Beth Kaler; children Jeffrey D. (Diane) Anderson and Neil A. (Mariela) Anderson of Denver, Colorado, and Linda A. (Peter) Dawson of Lakewood, New York; sister Donna Smith; 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Gretchen L. Anderson in 1990, and siblings Burton and Delores Anderson. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Tuesday, July 22, 3:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Charlotte M Avchen-Davis, 71, Bristow, VA
Charlotte M. Davis Avchen, 71, a native of Carbondale and current resident of Bristow, VA died July 24, 2014, following a courageous battle with cancer. Charlotte was born September 6, 1942 in Carbondale, Illinois to the late Cecil and Jessie (Wiggs) Davis. She grew up in Carbondale, attended local schools and graduated from Carbondale Community High School, Class of 1960. She moved to St Petersburg, FL with her family after graduation and was granted a second diploma from Northeast High School, Class of 1960. Always looking to expand her capabilities , she moved to Miami, FL and joined Eastern Airlines where she was a flight attendant for over 25 years. While in Miami, she married Barney Avchen, a local attorney, who encouraged her to pursue a career in nursing. Charlotte enrolled in the University of Miami and was granted a Bachelor's Degree in nursing, graduating Cum Laude. In 2000, while snow skiing at her winter home in Vermont, she met her best friend and companion for the past 15 years, John Chalecky. They built a new home in Bristow, VA together and lived there until her passing. In addition to John, Charlotte is survived by her twin brother, Charles “Butch” Davis and his wife, Lou Ellen of Inverness, FL; her nephew, James Mark Davis and wife Severine and their children, Sarah and Lea' of Cocoa Beach, FL; and her niece, Charlene Davis Harbourt and husband, Read and their children, Isabella and Elizabeth of Haymarket, VA. A Celebration of Charlotte's life will be announced in Bristow, VA at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory of Inverness, Florida is in charge of arrangements.


Helen K Bee, 94, Titusville, FL
HELEN K. BEE, age 94, formerly of Inverness, died August 24, 2014 at Parrish Medical Center in Titusville. Helen was born in Akron, OH on November 14, 1919, the daughter of Mike and Mary (Gaug) Leidel. Helen was the owner/operator along with her late husband of an antique store. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Louise M. Bee, (wife-Alice Bowers) Fort Myers, FL, Judy E. Bee, Hudson, OH and Janice Bee Harrison (husband-John) Titusville. She was preceded in death by all of her siblings, Edward, Don, Paul, Mathew, David, Jim, Jack, Eva and Irene. A graveside committal service will be held on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will greet friends in visitation from 9:00 AM until the procession forms to the cemetery at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Medford B Bennett, 71, Homosassa, FL
MEDFORD BENNETT, age 71, Homosassa, died August 4, 2014 at his residence. A native Floridian, Medford was born in Tarpon Springs, FL on March 7, 1943, the son of the late Willis B. and Levan (Lane) Bennett. He served our country proudly in the United States Air Force, reaching the rank of Sgt., and was the former owner of Bennet's Landscaping. Medford enjoyed riding his motorcycle, collecting John Deere tractors and liked to take exploring driving trips around Florida. He spent many hours volunteering his services at the Crystal River Archeological State Park. Left to cherish his memory is his son Cory Bennett and his fiancee Amanda of Lecanto; daughter Christy Spivey, Inverness; brother Clinton Bennett, Crystal River and sisters Jean and Eva; four grandchildren, Christopher, William, Zachary and Mason. A celebration of life memorial service will be announced at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Cody E Bilbrey-Nickless, 17, Hernando, Fl
Cody E. Bilbrey-Nickless, 17, of Hernando, FL passed away July 22, 2014. He was born in Kissimmee, FL on August 16, 1996. Cody arrived in this area in 2003, coming from Haines City, FL, and was a 2014 graduate of Citrus High School. He had been accepted into the U.S. Navy, and was scheduled to report for duty 29 days after his passing. Cody loved spear fishing and the outdoors. Survivors include his parents, Daniel and Heather Carmichael of Hernando; sisters Cierra, Chesney, and Caylee of Hernando; grandparents Sissy and Wayne Carmichael, and Charles and Linda Bowen. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, July 26, 2:00 P.M. at Cornerstone Baptist Church, Inverness, Florida. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, is in charge of arrangements.


John R Bingamon, 76, Floral City, FL
JOHN ROBERT "BOB" BINGAMON, age 76, died June 24, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Bob was born on September 20, 1937 in Kingmont, WV to the late John and Mary Bingamon. He proudly served our country in the United States Army for 20 years, retiring as a Sgt. 1st Class. John was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed golfing. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 54 years, Jean Bingamon; his daughter and son-in-law Kelly and Danny Joseph Armstrong, Cordova, SC; grandchildren Angela Thurman and Shawn Bingamon and great-granddaughter Lyla Mae. Inurnment will be private at the Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Master Ethan E Bradford, 2, Inverness, FL
Master Ethan Edward Bradford, 2 months, 3 days, became an Angel of The Lord on Aug 6, 2014. He was born in Inverness on June 3, 2014 .Left to mourn his loss are his parents, Cody Christopher Smith and Brittany Ward; Paternal grandparents, Roland J. Bradford, Jr and Cora S. Bradford, both of Inverness; Maternal grandparents, Joseph Ward and Michelle Curtin, both of Floral City; his aunts and uncles, Ty R. Bradford, Roland J. Bradford, III; Trysta B. Bradford, Katelyn S. Bradford, Alyssa M. Bradford, Kendra B. Ward, Breanna S. Curtin, and Linda A. Ward. Graveside services are on Friday, Aug 15th, 10:00 at Lake Lindsey Cemetery with Pastor Dairold Rushing of the First Assembly of God Church officiating. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is caring for Ethan's family.


Ida B Brown, 105, Inverness, Fl
Ida B. Brown, 105, of Inverness, Florida passed away July 11, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County in Inverness. She was born on June 2, 1909 in Arkansas, and arrived in this area first in 1951, then again in 2012, coming from Mount Airy, North Carolina. Ida was a Protestant by faith, and enjoyed bead work and jewelry making. She was preceded in death by her husband James K. Brown in 2004, and her daughter, Leddessal Maxwell. Survivors include her son Marlin Jones of Inverness, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


William G Brown, 79, Homosassa, FL
WILLIAM G. BROWN, age 79, Homosassa, went to be with his Lord on June 29, 2014 under the loving care of his family and HPH Hospice. Bill was born on November 28, 1934 in Muncie, IN to the late Russell E. and Bessie (Teboe) Brown. He served our country in the United States Army during the Korean and Vietnam Wars, retiring after 24 years with the rank of Master Sergeant. After his retirement from the Army, Bill pursued many other career avenues, as Food Service Manager for Citrus County School System, retiring with 20 years of service, as a professional barber, hair stylist and real estate agent. He was a member of Crystal River Church of God. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, reading and playing his guitar. He especially liked watching Pastor Jimmy Swaggert's television ministry. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 25 years, Jo Ann Brown, daughters Becky Lynn (Willie) Sego, Lawton, OK, Janice Irene (Ronald) Coonrod, Michigan Town, IN, Teresa (Rex) Rusaw, Homosassa; sons Michael Hampton, Destin, FL and Steve (Frances) Johnson, Homosassa; brother Daniel E. Brown and sister Judy M. Brown, both of Lutz, FL; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister Barbara Theil. A funeral service of remembrance will be held on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Crystal River Church of God, 2180 NW 12th Ave, Crystal River, FL. The family invites friends to join them in visitation from 1:00 PM until the hour of service. Interment will be private at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. Flowers are accepted, however if friends wish, donations in Bill's memory may be made to HPH Hospice, Citrus Office, 3545 N. Lecanto Hwy, Beverly Hills, FL 34465 in lieu of flowers.


Annette L Burr, 51, Floral City, FL
Annette Lynn Burr, 51, Floral City, died Aug 9, 2014 in Tampa at Moffitt Cancer Center following a lengthy battle with cancer. Annette was born in New York State on July 9, 1963 to the late William and Marilyn Dahlquist. After moving to Florida, she spent most of her younger years in Sarasota. She was an assistant physical therapist for Arbor Trail Nursing and Rehab Center in Inverness. She is survived by her husband, Michael; her two daughters, Ashley and Brittany Burr, both of Tampa; a brother and sister, Steven Dahlquist of Sarasota and Laureen Blough of Apopka, FL. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Norma H Caine, 93, Floral City, FL
Norma Helene Caine, 93, of Floral City, FL passed away September 13, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, Lecanto, FL. She was born on April 24, 1921 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Hanse and Ida Caine. Norma was a message carrier for various businesses, and arrived in this area in 1975, coming from St. Petersburg, FL. She was a Protestant by faith, and enjoyed knitting, playing canasta, and going to yardsales. Norma was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Caine; son Michael Caine and daughter Linda Ann Hetrick. Survivors include son Bruce and daughter-in-law Deborah, of Floral City; 8 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, September 20, 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Evelyn M Campbell, 93, Beverly Hills, FL
Evelyn Campbell, 93, of Beverly Hills, Florida passed away on July 12, 2014 at Citrus Hills Health & Rehab in Hernando, Florida. She was born in Rockland County, New York on July 4, 2014 to the late Alexander Craig and Edith (Hunter) Craig. Evelyn was a beautician and arrived in this area in 2009 coming from Nanuet, New York. She enjoyed doing hair for shut-ins, hospital patients, and nursing homes. Survivors include children Craig Campbell of Beverly Hills, and Alexis (Bruce) Baliszewski of Hernando, 2 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Louise Cangelosi, 77, Hernando, FL
LOUISE CANGELOSI, age 77, Hernando, died September 19, 2014 at her residence. Louise was born on May 19, 1937 in Brooklyn, NY to the late William and Lillian (Naas) Hofeldt. A loving wife and mother, she enjoyed being a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband Salvatore Cangelosi after 53 years of marriage and a brother, Robert. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters Karen (Patrick) Cullen, Tunnel Hill, GA, Diane Farber, Inverness, Linda (Kevin Gary, Bear, DE, her brother William (Nickie) Hofeldt, NC, sister Susan Hofeldt, Beverly Hills; 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Joan D Chalker, 73, Lecanto, Fl
Joan Durfee Chalker was born January 13, 1941 in Hermitage, New York to the late Harold and Florence (Lyon) Dufree. She died September 17, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry on May 30, 2010. She was a supervisor for Champion Athletic Equipment manufacturing for 25 years. She and Jerry moved to Florida in 1999. She was a member of the Women of the Moose, Inverness Chapter 1773, where she held all the degrees the Women can achieve. Joan was also a member of the Eagles and past member of the East Avon Ladies Auxiliary in East Avon, NY. She enjoyed dining out, cruising and going to the casinos, playing bingo and working with her computer. Her joy in life was her Grandchildren and her Great Grandchildren. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters: Dora (Mark) Lathan of Lecanto and Mary (Mike) West of Conesus, NY; her grandchildren: Molly (Jason) Falcone of Lecanto, Chris (Tiffy) West of Consesus, NY, Mandy (Kyle) Smith of Beverly Hills and Josh (Stacy) West of Conesus, NY; her great grandchildren: Julia Falcone, Kaitlyn Smith and Ava West. A Celebration of Life for Joan will be held at the Inverness Moose Lodge #2112 (221 S. Haid Terrace, Lecanto) on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 12:00 Noon. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family.


Margaret R Chilewski, 70, Inverness, FL
Margaret Ruth Chilewski, 70, Inverness, passed away Aug 15, 2014 in the Citrus County Hospice Unit of Citrus Memorial Hospital. Margaret was born Dec. 11, 1943 in Cincinnati, OH to the late Peter and Ruth (Hackett) Polloway and moved to this area in 1996 as a winter resident. She retired from the AT & T Telephone System with 20 years of service and was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. She is survived by her brother, Robert Brooke, The Villages, FL; 2 sisters, Anne Kelly, Loveland, OH; Janet Tocci, Citrus Springs, FL; 7 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eldon Chilewski on April 1, 2010. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church on Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 10:00 AM. Interment will be in Florida National Cemetery at a later date. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family


Betty J Collins, 77, Inverness, FL
BETTY JO COLLINS, AGE 77, Inverness, died July 23, 2014 surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Betty was born on September 10, 1936 in Quarrier, WV, the daughter of the late Andy and Sallie (Bolling) Hodges. She was a homemaker, a loving mother and grandmother who loved life and enjoyed being with her family. Left to cherish her memory are her children Pamela Collins, Inverness, Sandra (John) Metheny, Hilliard, OH, J.C. Collins, Hamilton, OH and Rickey L. Collins, Cleveland, OH; 8 grandchildren,3 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by all of her siblings. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


John J Connolly, 73, Holder, Fl
John J. Connolly, 73, Holder, FL passed away July 23, 2014 at his residence. He was born July 24, 1940 in Scituate, MA to the late Stephen F. and Viola (Mitchell) Connolly. John was a retired truck driver, and arrived in this area in 2006, coming from Brooksville, FL. He was a Christian by faith, and enjoyed riding 3 wheel bikes. He is survived by sons Joseph F. (Katherine) Connolly of Holder, and John K. (Leslie) Connolly of Tampa, FL; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Paul A Couvillon, 82, Inverness, FL
Paul Allen Couvillon, 82, of Inverness, FL passed away August 5, 2014 at Brentwood Healthcare Center, Lecanto, FL. He was born on January 16, 1932 in Alexandria, LA to the late Allen John and Marie (Wichers) Couvillon. Paul was a U.S. Navy veteran, and owner of a commercial refrigeration and air conditioning business. He arrived in this area in 1988, coming from Davison, MI. He was a member of the Hernando Church of the Nazarene, and was a member of the church bowling team. He loved golfing, enjoyed watching the birds at his birdfeeder, and loved his church family and friends. He was preceded in death by the mother of his 5 children, Patricia, in 1978, one sister, Gertrude Pouwels, and a brother, Warren Couvillon. He is survived by his loving wife Nella Couvillon. Other survivors include children Alan Paul (Colleen) Couvillon of Harvey, LA, Karl William (Jennifer) Couvillon of Powell, OH, Denise (Howard) Hoover of Pickerington, OH, Annette Couvillon, Charlotte, NC, and Carole Henke of Davison, MI; and Nella's 3 children, Jeff, Brian, and Sandee; 5 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and 7 step grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service is scheduled for Saturday, August 9, 3:00 P.M., at Hernando Church of the Nazarene. The family will be receiving friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, is in charge of arrangements.


Carrol R Craig, 72, Dunnellon, Fl
CARROL RIKKI "RIKK" CRAIG, age 72, Dunnellon, died July 25, 2014 at Crystal River Health and Rehab. Rikk was born on April 1, 1942, the son of the late Charles L. Craig, Jr. and Thelma (Cloud) Craig. He proudly served our country in the United States Air Force. He was employed as a police officer and undercover narcotics officer for the Wichita, Kansas Police Department. A great storyteller, he enjoyed being with his family and friends. He was an avid fisherman. Left to cherish his memory is his wife Anna; his son Bryan (Sherrie) Craig, Dunnellon; daughters Tammy (Tim) Moscato, West Linn, OR and Angela (Michael) Isaacson, Glendive, MT; 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife Jeri Ann Craig and a son, Michael J. Craig. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Elmer F Croft, 88, Inverness, FL
Elmer F. "Toby" Croft, 88, of Inverness, FL passed away July 28, 2014 under the loving care of Families Come First, followed by Hospice of Citrus County, Lecanto, FL. He was born on March 4, 1926 in Hazelwood, PA. to the late Frank and Helen Maude (Stahl) Croft. Toby was the owner of Croft Heating & Air Conditioning in North Huntingdon, PA, and arrived in this area in 1995, coming from North Huntingdon. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, having fought in the European Theater. Toby enjoyed flying, fishing, and boating. He is preceded in death by one daughter, Lori Harris, and his brother Hank Croft. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Elfriede Croft. Other survivors include children Larry (Patricia) Croft of Inverness, Linda Sanders of Las Vegas, NV; grandchildren Tracey (Alan), Lorin, Roxanne (Eugene), Jason (Cecilia), and Michelle; and two great-grandchildren Abby and Gerard. A Memorial Honor Guard Service will be scheduled at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, is in charge of arrangements.


Eula C Dodge, , 91, Hernando, FL
Eula C. Dodge, 91, Hernando died July 31, 2014. A native of Beaufort, NC., she was born March 10, 1923 to the late George and laura Hardy. Services were in Morehead City, NC with Munden Funeral Home. Chas E Davis Funeral Home assisted locally.


Eileen I Doherty, 78, Inverness, FL
EILEEN I. DOHERTY, age 78, Inverness, died September 2, 2014 surrounded by her family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Eileen was born on February 17, 1936 in Chicago, IL to the late Timothy and Kathleen (Clarkin) Ryan. She was a mail clerk for Silor Optical Transition Lens for many years, a job she thoroughly enjoyed. She enjoyed traveling, dining out and playing kick ball with her granddaughter. Left to cherish her memory are her children William N. (Danielle) Niersbach, Morrisville, NC, James T. Doherty, Largo, Erin Pahl, Floral City, Kathleen A. Lonkey (Tom Thompson), Largo, Thomas J. (Jennifer) Doherty, Crystal River, Michael J. Doherty, Largo; grandchildren Charlotte, Shannon, Gwendolyn, Kevin, Steven, Emily and Tara and three great-grandchildren. One of nine children, she is survived by sisters Rita Finn and Winifred Gilbert, many nieces, nephews and extended family. She was preceded in death by her husband James G. Doherty. A celebration of life and tribute to Eileen will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Please consider donations in Eileen\'s memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers


Donald E Dougherty, 81, Homosassa, Fl
Donald Edward Dougherty, 81, of Homosassa, Florida passed away on June 24, 2014 at his residence. He was born on December 15, 1932 in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey to the late Edward and Virginia (Williams) Dougherty. Donald was a foreman for Ford Motor Company, and a U.S. Navy veteran. He arrived in this area in 1988, coming from Pine Bush, New York and enjoyed fishing, boating, and watching football. He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Sandra Lee Dougherty. Other survivors include daughters Lori Ryan of Australia and Leanna Colon of Tampa; 19 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Catherine L Elam, 76, Lecanto, Fl
Catherine Louise Elam, 76, of Lecanto, Florida passed away July 18, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, Florida. She was born on April 24, 1938 in Hurricane, W. VA. to the late George L. and Doris M. (Bryant) Persinger. Catherine was a homemaker and arrived in this area in 1986, coming from Miami, FL. She was a Baptist by faith, and attended Trinity Baptist Church, Inverness. She was preceded in death by one brother Robert, and one sister Martha. She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, CDR. Jack Leon Elam. Other survivors include her daughters Valerie (John) Lincoln of St. Petersburg, FL, and Vickie (Dreux) LeGros of Rowlett, TX; siblings, Charles, Frank, and John Persinger, and Pauline Stewert, Carol Young, and Charolotte Davis; grandchildren Bruce, Melissa, and Emma; and great-grandchildren Logan, Wolfgang, Ty, and Harley. A Funeral Service of Remembrance for Catherine is scheduled for Monday, July 21, 1:00 P.M. at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. Burial will follow the service at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida.


William E Eldridge, 91, Homosassa, FL
WILLIAM E. ELDRIDGE, age 91, Homosassa, died July 10, 2014 at Crystal River Health and Rehab. William was born on September 12, 1922 in Forestine, NY to the late William and Harriet (Claessen) Eldridge. William was raised in Eldred, NY where he reside until moving to Florida in 1985. He proudly served our country in the United States Army during WWII as an ambulance driver for the 93rd Evacuation Hospital after landing on Utah Beach in Normandy. He saw action in the Ardennes, Central Europe, Northern France and the Rhineland and was discharged in December of 1945. He was employed by the Sullivan County (NY) Department of Public Works for 44 years as a crane operator. William enjoyed woodworking and building beautiful pieces of furniture for his home and those of family and friends. He also repaired bicycles to give to children in need during the Christmas season. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters Patricia Abt, NY, NY, Deanna (Anthony) Sicuro, Port Jervis, NY, Kathleen (Harlan) Haskins, Bonita Springs, FL, and Anne-Marie (John) Vandenende, Riverview, FL; seven grandchildren, Tony, Angela, Connie, Louis, Caroline, Shaye and Frances and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Jane, his grandson, Matthew and son-in-law Lou Abt. One of 14 children, he was preceded in death by all of his siblings. A Funeral Service and tribute to William's life will be held on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will receive friends in visitation from 12:00 Noon until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations in William's memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 or The Wounded Warrior Project.


Dorothy C Emener, 76, Inverness, Fl
Dorothy Carol Emener, age 76, Inverness, died September 2, 2014 at her residence. Dorothy was born on December 9, 1937 in New Britian, CT to the late George and Dorothy (Smith) Seward. She was a library aide for the Citrus County, Florida Library System for over 20 years and very much enjoyed her job working with the children. She also worked as a preschool teacher prior to her position as a library aide. She enjoyed sewing. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, William. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 2:30 PM at Florida National Cemetery. The family invites friends to join the procession to the cemetery at 1:30 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Dorothy\'s memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Robert N England, 70, Inverness, FL
Robert N. (Rusty) England, Jr., 70, of Inverness, FL passed away July 30, 2014 at his residence in Inverness. He was born in Steubenville, OH on January 6, 1944 to the late Robert N. and Anna Mae (Lowes) England, Sr. Robert was a spotter for Shaffer Trucking Company, and arrived in this area in 1980, coming from Melbourne, FL. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a protestant by faith. Robert enjoyed collecting ink pens, hats, knives, loved singing karaoke, and telling jokes. He is survived by his loving wife of 16 years Twyla England. Other survivors include daughters Penny Clark of N. Augusta, SC, and Katie Raley of Goldsboro, NC; step-daughter Shelia Webster of North Georgia; brothers Chris England of Inverness, and Tim England of Orange City, FL.; step-mother Mary England of Inverness; 6 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Rudolph Fascell, 90, Homosassa, FL
Rudolph Fascell, 90, of Homosassa, Florida passed away August 12, 2014 at his residence in Homosassa. He was born on November 6, 1923 in New York, New York to the late Charles Angelo and Mary (Gullotti) Fascell. Rudolph was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, and arrived in this area in the late 1980's after retirng from the foreign service. He enjoyed gardening, exercising, working on gadgets, and spending time with friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Eileen T. Fascell, and a daughter June-Marie Maney. Survivors include his children Rudy M. (Patti) of Lake Osuego, OR, and Judith (Ken) Wiggins of St. Petersburg, FL; sister Vera Parfiri of Baca Raton, FL; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Arline E Fernandez, 75, Inverness, FL
ARLINE E. FERNANDEZ, age 75, Inverness, died September 10, 2014 under the care of the hospice staff of Legacy House in Ocala and surrounded by her loving family. Arline was born on April 5, 1939 in Brooklyn, NY. She was employed as a nurses aide. Arline enjoyed collecting and wearing costume jewelry and shopping for it on T.V. She loved her dog Patches and liked to dress him in a number of cute outfits. Left to cherish her memory are sons Joseph and his wife Carolyn Dimuro, Inverness, Thomas Dimuro and companion Tina Childress, Ocala, Patrick Deen, Milton, FL; her brother William Gerardin and sisters Clara Gerardin and Kathleen Butler. She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Dimuro. A celebration and tribute to Arline\'s life will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at son Thomas Dimuro\'s home. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Rev. Roy A Fiske, 91, Inverness, FL
THE REV. ROY ALBION FISKE, age 91, Inverness, died July 15, 2014 at his residence under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Roy was born on February 20, 1923 in Wilmington, MA to the late Albion W. and Edith (Pope) Fiske. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Florida Southern College in 1953, and studied at Emory University Candler School of Theology, receiving his Bachelor's Degree of Divinity. He served the ministry in several Florida churches in the United Methodist Conference for over 25 years. He attended First United Methodist Church of Inverness after relocating to this area in 2006 from Lutz, FL. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 66 years, Marjorie (Smith) Fiske; sons Barry M. Fiske and wife Gail, Inverness, Darrell N. Fiske, MD, and wife Joanne, Palm City, FL, Gregory L. Fiske and wife Carole, Brandon, FL; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his siblings, two brothers and one sister. Pastor Fiske's life will be celebrated on Sunday, July 20th, 3:00 PM at Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Oliver of the First United Methodist Church of Tarpon Springs officiating. Burial will follow on Monday at Garden of Memories Cemetery, Tampa. Friends will visit the family on Sunday at the funeral home from 2:30 until service time. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being received by Hospice of Citrus County or the Methodist Children's Home.


Robert J Fritz, 96, Inverness, FL
ROBERT JAMES FRITZ, age 90, Inverness, died September 2, 2014 surrounded by his loving family and under the care of the staff of Arbor Trail. Robert was born on June 25, 1924 in Bangor, WI to the late Hugo and Mila (Staats) Fritz. He served our country in the United States Marine Corps. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and good friend, who enjoyed helping people. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed being out in nature, hunting and fishing. He was an excellent woodworker and made many beautiful gifts for his family and friends. He enjoyed trash-to-treasures hunting. Robert was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church in Deerfield Beach, serving in many of the ministries. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 61 years, Barbara Fritz, daughters Kay M. Foreman, Lacrosse, WI, Tina M. Fritz, Inverness; Lori A. (Steven) Donovan, Dunedin and Kelly R. Fritz, Montreal, Canada; grandchildren Shannon (Danny) Mills, Morgan Donovan and Mynah Fritz-Nelson; sister Jeanne Corbett; many numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by sisters Ruby Montgomery, and Ellen Huston. A tribute and celebration of Robert\'s life will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with military honors. Inurnment will be at the Florida National Cemetery at a later date. Please consider donations in Robert\'s memory to American Heart Association, Stroke Association or Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Marcele L Garner, 57, Inverness, FL
MARCELE L. GARNER, age 57, Inverness, died August 25, 2014 under the loving care of her devoted family and Hospice of Citrus County. Marcele was born in Dayton, OH to Herbert and Sarah Dean (Hellums) Scribner. A loving wife and mother, she enjoyed interior decorating and staging homes for resale. She liked to garden and especially enjoyed canning her own fruits and vegetables. She will be thoroughly missed by all whose hearts she touched in her lifetime. Left to cherish her memory is her husband Robert; her parents Herbert and Sarah Dean Scribner all of Inverness; her son Christopher and his wife Crissy Garner, Roswell, GA; stepson Robert Garner, Jr. and his wife Melinda, S.C.; sisters Michele Milligan and her husband Bill, Corlis Thornton and her husband Tony; two step-grandchildren Keith and Ashleigh, numerous other nieces and nephews along with her beloved pets Lilly and Charlie. The family invites friends to join them in a tribute and celebration of Marcele's life which will be held on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 4:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Linda R Grogan, 65, Crystal River, FL
Linda Ruth Grogan, 65, Crystal River died Aug 12, 2014 in Seven Rivers Regional Hospital. Mrs Grogan was born Oct 10, 1948 to Robert D. and Emma Ruth Grogan in Boston, MA. She was a retired educator in the elementary school system. Left to mourn her loss are two children, Tiffany Hatfield of Ft Lauderdale and Scott Hatfield of Tennessee; her mother, Emma Ruth Aubin; 8 brothers, Albert, Herbert, Stephen, Robert,and Russell Grogan; Larry Pettit, Joseph LaFlash, and John Cox; 1 sister, Kathy LaFlash, her grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Ron Grogan and Paul LaFlash. Linda will always be in our hearts Services and burial of the urn will follow at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Joyce A Halicky, 71, Inverness, FL
JOYCE A. HALICKY, age 71, Inverness, died June 24, 2014 at her residence under the loving care of her family and with the assistance of Hospice of Citrus County. Joyce was born on October 2, 1942 in Chicago, IL to the late Paul and Bernice (Marek) McCormick. She was the supervisor of production at Western Electric in the Service Division for 20 years. Joyce was a student of the Bible, an active minister of Jehovah's Witnesses and loved her ministry work. She will be deeply missed by her husband of 33 years, Harry J. Halicky; daughter and son-in-law Paula and James Anderson, all of Inverness; sister and brother-in-law Mary and Steve Adams, Normal, IL and niece and nephew Mary Katherine Fitzgerald and Andrew Adams. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Inverness South Congregation Kingdom Hall. Please consider donations in Joyce's memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Bobby G Hancock, 74, Inverness, FL
BOBBY GENE HANCOCK, age 74, Inverness, died July 1, 2014 at Shands at UF with his family by his side. A native Floridian, Bobby was born in Inverness on September 29, 1939 to the late Cleveland and Estelle (Wiley) Hancock. He served our country in the United States Navy. Bobby was a commercial tile contractor. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #354 in Melbourne. An avid sportsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, airboating and golfing. He was the Colorado State champion in motocross in the over 50 age category. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 47 years, Patsy S. Hancock; sons Michael S. (Rita) Hancock, Colorado Springs, CO and Mark W. Hancock, Mt. Dora, FL; daughter Catherine G. Larson, Columbia, SC; grandchild Jennifer Todd and three great-grandchildren Elizabeth, Jonathan and Abigail. A celebration and tribute to Bobby's life will be held on Monday, July 7, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family will receive friends in visitation from 9:00 AM until the hour of service. Please consider donations in Bobby's memory to Make A Wish Foundation in lieu of flowers.


Ophelia Hatten, 89, Floral City, FL
OPHELIA HATTEN, age 89, Floral City, died July 31, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Ophelia was born on June 7, 1925 in Italy. She was an excellent leather worker who made specialty items such as boots, hats, purses and belts for actors and actresses. She is survived by her children Randy Quintana (Debbie) Floral City, Eddie Quintana, Salt Lake City, UT, Tony Hatten (Sandy) Inverness, Peggy Quintana, Brigham City, UT and Deborah Quintana, Phoenix, AZ, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Ray Quintana, Jr. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


James S Hawley, Jr., 51, Port Richey, FL
JAMES STEWART (ACE) HAWLEY, JR., age 51, died July 5, 2014 under the care of his loving family and HPH Hospice in Brooksville. James was born on February 12, 1963 in Pompano Beach, FL to James Hawley, Sr. and Virginia (Zellman) Hawley. Throughout his lifetime, he worked at many different venues, as a mover for a moving company, and as a taxi cab driver. James enjoyed recording music and movies, liked playing his guitar, riding his motorcycle and being with his three dogs, Rambo, Buddy and Precious. Left to cherish his memory are his children Jeff (Danielle) Hawley and Jessica Hawley, all of Springhill, FL, his mother Virginia Hawley, Floral City; grandchildren Mya and Caleb and siblings J. Franklin Hawley, MD, John Hawley, Apopka, FL, Heather Hawley, Floral City and Elaine Ponce, Inverness. He was preceded in death by sisters Deborah and Marcella Hawley. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Richard R Heintzelman, 85, Inverness, Fl
Richard R. Heintzelman, 85, of Inverness, Florida passed away August 28, 2014 at Arbor Trail Health & Rehab Center in Inverness. He was born in Gettysburg, PA on January 25, 1929 to the late Ed and Carrie (Stoner) Heintzelman. Richard was a U.S. Air Force veteran, and a Quality Control Manager for the electronics industry. He arrived in this area in 1997, coming from Loveland, CO, and resided in Florida for more than 50 years total. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Crystal River, Florida, and was a member of American Legion Post #91 in Cambridge, MD. Richard loved woodcarving and woodburning, and taught both; and was an original surviving member of the Nature Coast Carving Club. During the Sputnik era in the 1960\'s, he tracked satellites for the Smithsonian Institute. He enjoyed helping people, was a neighborhood handyman, and was previous owner of Heintzelmans Clock Repair for 12 years, here in Inverness. Survivors include his loving wife of 63 years, Betty Heintzelman. Other survivors include children Donald (Mary Lou) Heintzelman of Woolford, MD, and Catherine Summers aka \"Brenda\" of Dobbins, CA; one brother, Roy (Phyllis) Heintzelman, and sister-in-law Arlene Heintzelman, all of Gettysburg. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Tuesday, 10:00 A.M., at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, with graveside services to follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida.


Pistoll Heinz, 96, Inverness, FL
Heinz Pistoll, age 96, Inverness, died June 20, 2014 under the care of his loving family and Hospice of Citrus County.  Heinz was born in Germany on March 2, 1918 to Hans Paul and Linda (Haak) Pistoll.  He emigrated to America with his parents at age 8 and made his life here.  He served our country in the US Air Force and Army during WWII.  Heinz and his wife, Ellen, lived in Florida for over 20 years, initially as winter residents from Washington State, but more recently as permanent residents of Inverness.  He loved being near the water and being warm.  He enjoyed spending his free time reading and advocating for environmental and self-sustaining solutions, such as solar power and family farming. He often wrote letters to newspapers and local and national politicians on such issues.   Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 24 years, Ellen; sons Carl Silski, OH; Larry Pistoll, WA; Lynn Pistoll, New Zealand; daughter Linda Tuttle, WA: and eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. A celebration and tribute to Heinz’s life will be held on Thursday, 26 June 2014 at 3:00pm at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Citrus County


Richard J Hickman,II, 68, Beverly Hills, FL
RICHARD J. HICKMAN, II, age 68, passed away September 10, 2014 under the care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. He was born August 14, 1946 in Dearborn, Michigan to Helen Malinowski (deceased) and Richard Joseph Hickman (deceased). In 1971, he married Diane Rogers in Detroit, Michigan. He and Diane had two sons, Richard J. Hickman, III, born in 1973 and Aaron H. Hickman, born in 1982. He and his familly moved from Pinckney, Michigan to Bradenton, Florida in 1981, and in 1989 they moved to Inverness. His life\'s work was as a professional land surveyor, a profession he worked in for over 40 years. He owned Richard J. Hickman Land Surveying in Citrus County for 20 years, retiring in 2011. Richard never saw a lake, river or stand of woods that he didn\'t like. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed all that nature had to offer. He loved fishing, hunting and R.V.ing with family and friends. He was a member of the Florida Bowhunters Society and the Pine Ridge Fishing Club. He is survived by his wife Diane, his two sons Rich and Aaron, two daughters-in-law Lisa and Jennifer, his best friend, dog Jake and 6 granddogs. A funeral tribute and celebration of Richard\'s life will be held on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Fero Memorial Gardens in Beverly Hills. The family invites friends to join them in visitation from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34465.


Paul J Hill, 82, Lecanto, FL
Ronald James Hill, 82, of Lecanto, FL passed away on September 13, 2014 at Nature Coast Lodge in Lecanto. He was born on April 24, 1932 in Jamaica, NY to the late James E. and Grace (Geisler) Hill. Ronald was a real estate salesman, and arrived in this area in 1980, coming from St. Petersburg, FL. He was a U.S. Marine Corp veteran during the Korean conflict. Ronald attended Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness, FL, and enjoyed fishing, golfing, scalloping, snorkeling, and camping. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Beverly Hill. Other survivors include sons David (Trine) Hill of Sweden, and Paul (Jill) Hill of St. Petersburg; and 4 grandchildren. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Eleanor Hopkins, 90, Inverness, Fl.
Eleanor Hopkins, Inverness, FL died at home on Sept 5, 2014 at her residence. Mrs Hopkins was born in Jersey City, NJ on Sept 16, 1923 to the late Louis and Ella (Specht) Erckert and moved to Florida in 1992 from New Jersey. She was employed by the Avon Cosmetics Company as an administrator and was of the Lutheran Faith. She is survived by several nieces and nephews, including Denise Dawson of Bradenton, FL and Richard Erckert of Huntington, NY. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Jan 19, 2007 and two brothers and one sister, Louis and Edward Erckert and Ruth Mason. Graveside services will be on Thursday, Sept 18th at 2:00 PM at Florida National Cemetery with Pastor Tom Beaverson of the First Lutheran Church officiating. The procession will leave the Chas E Davis Funeral Home at 1:15pm for the graveside service.


Edward P Hudak, 87, Beverly Hills, FL
EDWARD PAUL HUDAK, SR., age 87, Beverly Hills, died August 3, 2014 with his son by his side and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Edward was born on August 16, 1926, the son of the late Frank J. Hudak, Sr. and Minnie (Span) Hudak. He was a millwright for Heckett Company in Fontana, CA, a gravel manufacturing plant for over 28 years. Survivors include his son Edward Paul Hudak, Jr. and companion Judith Farmer, Beverly Hills; grandchildren Ty Hudak, Edward Hudak, III, Matthew Hudak and Sarah Andiade. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Karen B Huemmrich, 78, Reddick, FL
Karen B. Huemmrich, 78, of Reddick, FL passed away August 13, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, FL. She was born on June 12, 1936 in Lancaster, OH to the late Carl D. and Esther M. (Mather) Henderson. Karen was a homemaker and arrived in this area in 2004, coming from Sandusky, OH. She loved spending time with family and friends. She is survived by her loving husband of 14 years, Donald Huemmrich, and one sister, Zoey Henderson. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Claude B Hughes, 94, Dunnellon, FL
Claude Robert "Bob" Hughes, 94, Dunnellon, FL, passed away June 22, 2014 at the Citrus Hospice House in Lecanto, FL. Mr. Hughes, the youngest of twelve children, was born April 27, 1920 in Kings Mountain, NC to the late William Gordon Hughes and Florence (Wells) Hughes. Bob and his family moved to Florida in 1961.  He was a retired ranch and farm manager who served our country in the U.S. Army during WW II. He was a long-time deacon at First Baptist Church of Dunnellon and is currently a member of Maranatha Baptist Church, Ocala, FL. Survivors include his wife of 73 Years, Sue (Franklin) Hughes; three children, James Hughes and his wife, Carolyn of Inverness; Buddy Lee Hughes and wife, Wylene of Six Mile, S.C.; Bobbie Sue Brown and husband, Richard of Jacksonville, FL; 7 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, June 28th, 3:00 PM at the Harris Funeral Home of Kings Mountain, NC with Dr. Steve Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain Rest Cemetery. Visitation will be at 2:00 pm until the hour of service. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home is assisting with local arrangements.


Richard F Jackson, 77, Hernando, Fl
RICHARD FRANCIS JACKSON, age 77, Hernando, died July 25, 2014 at his residence. Richard was born on September 21, 1936 in Paterson, NJ to the late Roger and Lauretta (Geroe) Jackson. He was a real estate broker. Survivors include his son Michael (Mary) Jackson from Germany and their sons Jeremy and Dillon Jackson; his daughter Barbara Ann Jackson (Donald Smith) from Hernando; granddaughter Elizabeth Jackson-Richter and her children Nathan, Layla, Julian Richter; his cousin, Marlyn Graham and family. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Frances Johnson, 58, Homosassa, FL
Frances Johnson, 58, of Homosassa, went to be with the Lord September 7, 2014 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. A native of Inverness, Frances was born on February 20, 1956 to James and Mary (Elliot) Willis. A caring women with a big heart, she was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed her life as a homemaker and partner to her husband of 39 years, Steve Johnson. Spending time with sons Gregory and Wayne at their sports games, being their biggest fan, was also one of her life’s joys. She also enjoyed gardening, yard work and crafts.  Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Steve Johnson; sons Gregory B. Johnson of Homosassa, Wayne and April Johnson of Beverly Hills; parents, James and Mary Willis of Homosassa, brother James & Debbie Willis of Crystal River and sister, Ann & Frank Hixon of Inverness; grandchildren Juliann and Hunter, special nephews and nieces’ and extended family members. A funeral service of remembrance and tribute to Frances’ life will be held on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 4:00 PM at Bible Baptist Church, 5740 West Norvell Bryant Hwy, Crystal River, FL. The family invites friends to join them in visitation from 3:30 PM until the hour of service. Interment will be a private service at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Barry M Johnston, 81, Inverness, FL
Barry Muir Johnston, 81, of Inverness, Florida passed away September 9, 2014 at Arbor Trail Health & Rehab, Inverness. He was born on January 31, 1933 in Philipsburg, PA to the late Clifford A. and Vivian R. (Muir) Johnston. Barry was a retired attorney who was employed for 40 years by Dillon, Bitar & Luther, Attys. in Morristown, NJ. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and arrived in this area in 1998, coming from Long Valley, NJ. and enjoyed birds and nature. Barry was preceded in death by a son, Marc Johnston. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Olivia Johnston. Other survivors include children Matthew Johnston of Long Valley, NJ, Laura Elliott of Inverness, Ramona (Joel) Ferrell of Jacksonville, FL; sister Marilyn (Bob) Wisor of Orlando, FL; grandchildren Candace, Pamela, Saura, Amanda, Marc, Vanessa, Nathaniel, and Steven; and great-grandchildren Vincent, Memphis, and Bristol. As per Barrys\' wishes, his remains will be donated to science. Private arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Barry M Johnston, 81, Inverness, Fl
U.S. Army Please send plague to: Olivia Johnston 807 Lanark Court Inverness, FL 34453 Barry Muir Johnston, 81, of Inverness, Florida passed away September 9, 2014 at Arbor Trail Health & Rehab, Inverness. He was born on January 31, 1933 in Philipsburg, PA to the late Clifford A. and Vivian R. (Muir) Johnston. Barry was a retired attorney who was employed for 40 years by Dillon, Bitar & Luther, Attys. in Morristown, NJ., where he was a longstanding and respected attorney for several New Jersey towns. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and arrived in this area in 1998, coming from Long Valley, NJ., where he served as mayor in the 1970\'s. Barry enjoyed birds, canoeing, hiking, and nature preservation. Barry was preceded in death by a son, Marc Johnston. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Olivia Johnston. Other survivors include children Matthew Johnston of Long Valley, NJ, Laura Elliott of Inverness, Ramona (Joel) Ferrell of Jacksonville, FL; sister Marilyn (Bob) Wisor of Orlando, FL; grandchildren Candace, Pamela, Saura, Amanda, Marc, Vanessa, Nathaniel, and Steven; and great-grandchildren Vincent, Memphis, and Bristol. As per Barrys\' wishes, his remains will be donated to science. Private arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


William Jones, 89, Inverness, Fl
William Jones, 89, Inverness, FL died Aug 7 2014 at his residence. Private arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Donald G Keelin, 70, Beverly Hills, FL
DONALD GENE KEELIN, age 70, Beverly Hills, died August 26, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Don was born on July 9, 1944 in Berwyn, IL to the late Clyde and Margaret (Fleig) Keelin. Don served our country in the United States Navy. He enjoyed gardening and was devoted to his dogs. Throughout his lifetime, he worked in sales, in many different venues. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Shirley Keelin, Beverly Hills; sons Robert Keelin (Robyn Marlow), Christopher (Rebecca) Keelin and James Keelin, all of MN; his twin brother Ronald Keelin, St. Petersburg, FL and several grandchildren. A celebration of life and tribute service will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 11:30 AM at Rivers Presbyterian Church with a reception to follow. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Michael P Kelley, 65, Inverness, FL
MICHAEL P. KELLEY, age 65, died July 24, 2014 surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Michael was born on November 16, 1948 in Detroit, MI, the son of Douglas and Dorothy (Bandemer) Kelley. He was a truck mechanic for a construction company. Michael loved being in the outdoors and enjoyed boating, riding his Harley Davidson, racing dune buggies and snowmobiling in his native State of Michigan. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Flat Rock, MI. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 24 years, Tena Kelley; his father Douglas Kelley, Beulah, MI; sons Mike Kelley, New Boston, MI and Eric (Delite) Kelley, Umatilla, FL; his daughter Misty (Rick) Purves, Taylor, MI; stepsons Tim Wert, Haines City, FL and Steven Wert, Winter Haven, FL; brother Glenn Kelley, Tallahassee, FL; sister Sharon Athens, Riverview, MI; half-brother Douglas Kelley and half-sister Maureen Kelley, both of Michigan; 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his Mother, Dorothy. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Michael P Kelley, 65, Inverness, FL
MICHAEL P. KELLEY, age 65, died July 24, 2014 surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Michael was born on November 16, 1948 in Detroit, MI, the son of Douglas and Dorothy (Bandemer) Kelley. He was a truck mechanic for a construction company. Michael loved being in the outdoors and enjoyed boating, riding his Harley Davidson, racing dune buggies and snowmobiling in his native State of Michigan. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Flat Rock, MI. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 24 years, Tena Kelley; his father Douglas Kelley, Beulah, MI; sons Mike Kelley, New Boston, MI and Eric (Delite) Kelley, Umatilla, FL; his daughter Misty (Rick) Purves, Taylor, MI; stepsons Tim Wert, Haines City, FL and Steven Wert, Winter Haven, FL; brother Glenn Kelley, Tallahassee, FL; sister Sharon Athens, Riverview, MI; half-brother Douglas Kelley and half-sister Maureen Kelley, both of Michigan; 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his Mother, Dorothy. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Kris E Kusterer, 50, Inverness, FL
Kris E. Kusterer, 50, of Inverness, Florida passed away suddenly on September 12, 2014 while in Georgia. He was born on May 13, 1964 in Derby, CT. Kris was a carpenter in the nuclear industry, and a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Union Local #75, and a Methodist by faith. Through the years of travel, he made many friends throughout the brotherhoods in the nuclear industry. He is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Annmarie Kusterer. Other survivors include his children Kris Edward Kusterer II and Kyrie Eileen Kusterer, both of Inverness, and Kenneth G. Kusterer of CT; parents Kenneth (Verna) Kusterer of Derby, CT and Tana Lee of Daytona, FL; brothers James Kusterer of Derby, CT, and Ronald Kusterer of Ansonia, CT; sisters Wendy Kusterer Willis and Nancy Kusterer Sarracco, both of Inverness; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Vernal H Lafoe, 88, Inverness, FL
Vernal Harold Lafoe, 88, beloved husband of the late Alice E. Lafoe passed away peacefully on September 17, 2014, in Inverness, Florida. Vernal was born June 7, 1926. He was a U.S. Navy (Seabee) Veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 550 in East Hampton, NY. A native of northern Vermont, Vernal was the son of Harold and Pearl Lafoe of Brownington Center. He was a sibling of six, survived by Dooreen Roberts of Florida, and Louis Lafoe of Louisiana and was predeceased by brothers, Leon Gage and Thomas Lafoe and Sister Greta LaMonda. After the War he worked as a dairy farmer (http://dune-alpinefarm.webs.com) in East Hampton, NY and worked at Schwenk\'s Dairy for over 20 years before retiring to Florida in 1983.  He was blessed with four children: Vernal Chris and his wife Sally, Scott and his wife Suzie, Kathryn and her husband Danny, and Perry and his wife Ceci, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Pop, Dad, Grandpa, Gpa, Friend and Veteran – Thanks! A celebration of his life will take place on September 26, 2014, 1:00 P.M. at Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, Florida. Internment will follow at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida with full military honors. The Lafoe family sends their appreciation to the staff of the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa, Florida and Hospice of Citrus/Nature Coast in Lecanto, Florida for the excellent care given to their father.  Thank you all very much. Online condolences www.chronicleonline.com Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave, 
Who bidd\'st the mighty ocean deep, 
Its own appointed limits keep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!  


Barbara F Lewis, 94, Inverness, FL
Barbara Frances Lewis, 94, of Inverness, FL passed away August 9, 2014 at Avante at Inverness. She was born on September 6, 1919 in New York City, New York to the late Paul and Anna M. (Burchard) Wackenhagen. Barbara was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time in her home. She was Episcopalian by faith, and arrived in this area in 1979, coming from Long Island, New York. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Lewis, son Lloyd Owens, and sister Pearl Bernhardt. She is survived by her niece Terri Pecora of Colorado. Private arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Edna M Locke, 79, Inverness, FL
EDNA MAE LOCKE, age 79, Inverness, died August 22, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. A native of Inverness, Edna was born on May 26, 1935 to the late Leonard and Maybelle (Kinsey) Tomberlin. Edna worked in the Lecanto Middle School Library as an aide for many years, enjoying her job and the children she came into contact with. She was a loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother and will be missed by all who knew her. She enjoyed gardening and taking care of animals. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 63 years, Dale C. Locke, Inverness; daughters Diane Bywater and Kathy Locke, both of Inverness; granddaughters Kathryn \\\"Katie\\\" Bywater and Emily Locke. She was preceded in death by her son Dale C. Locke, Jr. A tribute and celebration of Edna\\\'s life will be held on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will greet friends in visitation from 4-6 PM on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Please consider donations in Edna\\\'s memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Larry R Locklear, 65, Bushnell, Fl
Larry Raymond Locklear, 65, of Bushnell, Florida passed away August 29, 2014 at his residence in Bushnell. He was born in Tampa, Florida on July 22, 1949 to the late Fairley J. and Frankie C. (Collins) Locklear. Larry was a truck driver, a Protestant by faith, and arrived in this area in 1996, coming from Tampa. He, along with his wife Cynthia, provided vocals and music for entertainment, which was known as \"Mad Cow Music\". He enjoyed farming, fishing, hunting, scuba diving, all types of outdoor activities, and making friends and spending time with people. Survivors include his loving wife of 22 years, Cynthia Locklear. Other survivors include children Ryan Locklear of Greensboro, N.C., Robyn (Ricky) Umfress of Clemmons, N.C., and step-son Edward E. Linsky of Jacksonville, FL; brother Randy Locklear; sisters Brenda G. Locklear and Rhonda K. Aubuchon; and granddaughters Rebecca, Brianna, and Novalei. Funeral Services for Larry are scheduled for Wednesday, 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida. The family will receive friends in visitation at the funeral home one hour prior to service. Burial will occur at Bay Hill Cemetery, Bushnell, FL with military honors, immediately following the service.


Friedel M Lodispoto, 83, Homosassa, FL
Friedel M. Lodispoto, 83, of Homosassa, Florida passed away August 23, 2014 at Highland Terrace, Inverness. She was born on February 2, 1931 in Germany to the late Ernst and Ella (Steffans) Binder. Friedel was a fabric consultant, and arrived in this area 15 years ago, coming from Oregon. She attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness, FL, and enjoyed spending time with her family. She is survived by her daughter, Laura Kane of League City, TX. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness


Olga Lonergan, 88, Lecanto, FL
Olga Lonergan, 88, Lecanto, FL passed away Aug 9, 2014. Olga was born to the late Timothy and Axenia Sawchuk Fedorchuk in Lawrence, MA, and grew up in Salem, NH.  She is  survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth and Brian McSheffrey of AL; Patricia and Robert Campagnone of NC; Susan and George Boden of FL.  She is also survived by two granddaughters and their husbands, Jennifer and David Bosko; Katie and Dixon Gunther; four great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and good friends. She was predeceased in death by her husbands Raymond O’Clare and Jeremiah Lonergan, and her sisters Mary Fedorchuk Cimics and Ann Fedorchuk Cote. Interment will be in Massachusetts at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of Citrus and The Nature Coast, P. O. Box 64120, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory


Calvin K Mayle, 79, Invenress, FL
Calvin K. Mayle, 79, Inverness passed away Aug 15, 2014 at the Hernando Pasco Hospice House in Lecanto. Mr. Mayle was born on May 21, 1935 in Bridgeport, West Virginia to the late Leonard W. and Ruby (Tichenor) Mayle. He served our country in the U.S. Army with 20 years of service. Following his retirement, he was a painter and wall paper craftsman. Calvin was a member and Deacon Emeritus of the Ft Cooper Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dorothy Walker Mayle of Inverness; 2 sons, Kelley (Mellonie) Mayle, Deep Water, MO; Lenny (Rebecca) Mayle, Henando; 3 daughters, Cindy (Tim) Perkins, Elizabethton, TN; Tami (Bob) Mayle-Carmine, Newport News, VA; DeVonda (Russ) Bridges, Elizabeth Town, NC; 4 Brothers, Tom Mayle, Fairmont, WV; Charles Mayle, Galloway, WV; Richard Mayle, Flemington, WV; Stan Mayle, Grafton, WV; 2 sisters, Freny Harris-Minardi, Clarksburg, WV; Sheila Mayle, Canton, OH; 9 Grandchildren, Duke, Jesse, Michelle, Cody, Ashley, Bobby, Kevin Dale, Jacob, and Zack; 9 Great-Grandchildren, Corey, Joey, Zoey, Charlee, Piper, Violet, Grayson, TaylorAnne, and Lyla. Calvin's life will be celebrated on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Ft. Cooper Baptist Church with Pastor Marne Palmani officiating. Military honors will be rendered following services. The famiy will receive friends at the church from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Burial will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Ft Cooper Baptist Church, 4222 So. Florida Ave. Inverness, FL 34450Mayle


Joan R McDow, 76, Inverness, FL
Joan R. McDow, 76, of Inverness, FL passed away September 17, 2014 at her residence. She was born on July 23, 1938 in Jacksonville, FL to the late William W. and Bessie (Kristoff) Moore. Joan was a school bus driver, and arrived in this area in 1971, coming from St. Petersburg, FL. She was a school bus driver for the Citrus County school system for many years, and enjoyed shopping and reading. Survivors include sons Rodney (Melissa) McDow of Ocala, FL, and Kevin (Missy) McDow of Inverness; sisters Gloria Willis of Inverness, and Nancy Moore of Ocala; 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Sarah J McGary, 95, Lecanto, FL
Sarah Jane McGary passed away on August 5, 2014 at Always There Assisted Living in Citrus Springs, FL under the loving care of her family, the Staff at Always There, and Hospice of Citrus County. Sarah was born October 13, 1918, the daughter of Abram and Hazel Becker. She and her three brothers grew up on the family farm in Fancy Prairie, IL. Sarah earned a BS degree in Home Economics from IL State Normal. She married the love of her life, Loren McGary on August 16, 1941 and together they raised their three daughters in Petersburg, IL subsequently moving to St. Petersburg, FL in 1962. Sarah began her teaching career in IL and taught at both Disston and Tyrone Middle Schools in St. Petersburg until her retirement. In 1994 she moved to Inverness, FL. Sarah was an active member of both Pasadena Presbyterian Church in St. Petersburg and First Presbyterian Church in Inverness serving in many ministries: Elder, Deacon, Stephen Ministry, Presbyterian Women, and Prayer Gathering group. Sarah loved being a Mom and Grandma spending as much time as possible with her family. She enjoyed reading, traveling, playing cards & games with friends and family before her illness made these activities impossible. Sarah was pre-deceased by her husband Loren in 1977 and her older brother, Paul and his wife Georgia. She is survived by her three daughters: Diane (Rudy) Beres of Hernando, FL; Betty (Gary) Butterfield of San Diego, CA; and Linda (Lynn) Richard of St. Petersburg, FL; seven grandchildren: Rick (Allyson) Girardeau, Christine Gill, Kimberly (Bryan) Camacho, Jennifer Pruitt , Michael (Suzanne) Breder, David (Erica) Butterfield, Leslie (Greg) Crespo and step-granddaughters Anne (Joel) Zupfer and Eva (Mark) Kaminski; 17 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; brother Charles (Jane) Becker of Springfield, IL and brother Ivan (Mary) Becker of Oswego, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing will be held on August 8, 2014 from 4 – 6 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness. The funeral service will be at First Presbyterian Church of Inverness on August 9, 2014 at 10 AM with Interment at Woodlawn Memory Gardens in St. Petersburg, FL at 3:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to First Presbyterian Church of Inverness and/or Hospice of Citrus County.


Joyce F Means, 85, Inverness, FL
JOYCE F. MEANS, age 85, Inverness, died August 21, 2014 surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Joyce was born on May 3, 1929 in Chattanooga, OK to the late Charles and Mary (West) Patterson. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she enjoyed music, singing and dancing. She was a great storyteller, with a wonderful sense of humor. A fabulous cook, she was well known for her Sunday dinners. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 67 years, Benjamin J. Means; her son Steven (Susan) Means, Phoenix, AZ; daughters, Terri Lee Means, Denver, CO and Mary Ann Sooner Means, Port St. Lucie, FL; her twin brother Royce R. Patterson, Colorado Springs, CO; nephews and nieces Wayne Patterson, Cathy and Mike Cunningham, Bernard Means and other extended family; grandchildren Jessica and Lyla and great-grandchildren Jordan, Ramsey, Kaitlyn and Lillian. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. The family will greet friends in visitation from 12:00 Noon until the hour of service. Burial will follow on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Florida National Cemetery. The family requests donations in Joyce\'s memory to St. Jude\'s Children\'s Hospital in lieu of flowers.


Harrison D Miller, 96, Floral City, FL
HARRISON DERING \\\"DUB\\\" MILLER, age 96, of Floral City, died July 4, 2014 under the loving care of his family and HPH Hospice. Dub was born on September 25, 1917 in Clarksburg, WV, to the late Guy and Onna (Riley) Miller. He moved to West Palm Beach with his family in 1920 and lived there until 1990, graduating from Palm Beach High School in 1939. Dub proudly served our country in the United States Navy during WWII and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight while landing a plane that was hit with enemy fire when the pilot had been wounded and was unconscious, even though as an aviation radioman second class, he had no prior experience in piloting planes. He then dove into gasoline-covered waters and tried to remove the injured pilot, persisting in his efforts until he was exhausted. After the end of WWII, he became a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in West Palm Beach, FL. Dub was a lifetime member of VFW Post #2007; a 60-year member of the Masonic Lodge #138; a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers for over 60 years; West Palm Beach Police Department Auxiliary Captain and was affiliated with the Boy Scout Troop #13 as a scoutmaster in West Palm Beach. After his relocation to Floral City in 1990, he joined the VFW Post #7122 and served as a volunteer with Citrus Memorial Hospital Auxiliary for over 20 years. He was a member of Floral City United Methodist Church. Left to cherish his memory are his sons Andrew (wife-Judy) Miller, West Palm Beach, FL and James R. (wife-Carol) Miller, Tallahassee, FL; 7 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife Henrietta Christine Miller and his second wife Lottie Rozof. A celebration and tribute to Dub\\\'s life will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family will greet friends in visitation from 2:00 until the hour of service. Inurnment will be private at Florida National Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial donations in Dub\\\'s memory are requested to Citrus Memorial Hospital Auxiliary in lieu of flowers.


Lois L Millspaugh, 82, Inverness, FL
LOIS L. MILLSPAUGH, age 82, died July 29, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Lois was born on August 17, 1931 in Suffern, NY to the late Leonard and Cora (Sutherland) Yates. She was employed as a payroll clerk for a copper manufacturing and sales company, Phelps Dodge for over 20 years. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she will be deeply missed by her family and friends. She enjoyed crafts, gardening, cooking, sewing and being a homemaker. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Michael Millspaugh, Inverness; daughters Laura (Mark) Bluett, Largo, FL and MaryBeth (Brian) Masterson, Andover, MA; six grandchildren, Susanne, Katelyn, Molly, Amy, Emily and Julia; her brother George Yates, Wilson, NC. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Robert. A funeral service and tribute to her life will be held on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Burial will follow at Hills of Rest Cemetery. Friends are invited to join the family in visitation from 12:00 Noon until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, donations in Lois' memory may be made to Suncoast Hospice of Pinellas County.


Ronald S Morgan, 75, Inverness, FL
RONALD SEARS MORGAN, age 75, Inverness, died July 23, 2014 at his residence. Ron was born on February 28, 1939 in Alturas, FL to the late Laurie and Marie (Seager) Morgan. Ron was a plant manager for Florida Mining Company and also worked the auction sales barn in Milton, FL for cattle sales for many years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, being in the outdoors and liked being a cowboy. Left to cherish his memory are his three daughters Susan Alfino, Inverness, Pamela (James) Pernice, Ocala and Kimberly Morgan, Safety Harbor, FL, sisters Patricia (Robert) Lyons, Lecanto and Joyce Palmerton, Winter Haven; 3 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister Delores Morgan. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


John M Murawski, 85, Inverness, Fl
JOHN MARION MURAWSKI, age 85, Inverness, died July 14, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. John was born on February 24, 1929 in Detroit, MI to the late John S. and Lillian (Marok) Murawski. He proudly served our country in the United States Air Force, WWII. John was an excellent artist and avid cross stitcher, gifting many of he creations to family and friends. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Wendy McDougall, WA and Molly Murawski, HI; his five grandchildren; brother Michael Murawski, TX; sisters Barbara Clemens, MI, Lola Peterson, FL, Diane Pieknik, MI; and a special niece Peggy Anne and her husband Steve Adelman along with many other nieces and nephews. Sons John W. Murawski, Steven F. Murawski and brother, Joseph Murawski, predeceased him. Military Service: 10:30am September 15, 2014 National Cemetery of the Pacific, HI.


Edward J Murphy, 72, Beverly Hills, FL
Edward Joseph Murphy, Jr., 72, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away August 22, 2014 at Gainesville VA Medical Center, Gainesville, FL. He was born on March 6, 1942 in Lynn, MA to the late Edward J. and Patricia (Crews) Murphy, Sr. Edward was a U.S. Army veteran and arrived in this area in 2000, coming from St. Petersburg, FL. He was a teacher, and a Catholic by faith. Edward enjoyed reading, watching John Wayne movies, and taking care of Colleen and his family. Survivors include his loving wife of 14 years Sharima Murphy. Other survivors include children Patrick (Dena) Murphy of Baltimore, MD, Kathleen (Chris) Williams of Orlando, FL, Mary (Rodney) Alexander of North Carolina, Colleen Murphy of Beverly Hills; brother Daniel R. Murphy of Jacksonville, FL; and 6 grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service is scheduled for Wednesday, 1:30 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to service.


Barbara Naslund, 74, Inverness, FL
BARBARA JEAN NASLUND, age 74, Inverness, died July 30, 2014 at Hospice of Citrus County House in Lecanto. Barbara was born on October 15, 1939 to the late James Hall and Connie Evans. She was employed by Eastern Airlines as a pilot scheduling supervisor, a job she enjoyed very much. Barbara was an excellent seamstress, making curtains and reupholstering furniture. She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Larry Naslund and a stepdaughter Lynnie Naslund. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Edward J Nolan, 76, Inverness, FL
Edward Joseph Nolan, 76, Inverness, died Aug 3, 2014 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Edward was born in Long Island City, NY on June 22, 1938 to the late John and Alice (Flanagan) Nolan and came to Florida in 1996. He was a retired security guard from the Pinkerton Security Company and served our country as an infantryman in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is survived by his two siblings, John F. Nolan of Oakdale, NY and Mary Catherine Esposito of Palm Coast, FL; nieces and nephews. Cremation arrangements will be private. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory


Richard Obitts, 74, Bushnell, FL
RICHARD LEE OBITTS, age 74, Bushnell, died July 1, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Richard was born on May 2, 1940 in Hagerstown, MD to the late Elwood and Evelyn Obitts. He was a brick mason in the construction industry. Richard enjoyed fishing the lakes of Citrus County with his good friends, especially Tim Bias. He is survived by his companion Geraldine James and his sister, Jane Carpenter of Brooksville. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Nell Page, 87, Inverness, FL
Nell Page, age 87, died August 26, 2014 at Pleasant Grove Manor. A native Floridian, Nell was born on August 18, 1927 in Groveland, FL to the late Carl and Lenorah (Hill) Stewart. She is survived by her son Carl H. Page of Crystal River. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Kathryn Penix, 77, Inverness, FL
KATHRYN PENIX, age 77, Inverness, died July 26, 2014 under the care of her loving husband and Hospice of Citrus County. Kathryn was born on January 29, 1937 in Clairfield, TN to the late Earl and Nellie (Jackson) McKinney. She was employed as a secretary for A-1 Plumbing for over 20 years. She was a homemaker who enjoyed taking care of her home. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 58 years, Daniel Penix; a son Martin L. Penix, Cocoa, FL and daughter Pamela Kay, Inverness; 2 grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Gary S Perkins, 62, Inverness, FL
Gary S. Perkins, 62, of Inverness, Florida passed away August 23, 2014 at his residence in Inverness. He was born on February 2, 1952 in Knoxville, TN to the late Nesbith S. and Edith (Loveday) Perkins. Gary was a dredge operator, a U.S. Navy veteran, and arrived in this area in 2014 coming from Port St. Joe, Florida. He enjoyed deep sea and cave diving, and fishing. He is survived by his loving wife, Rebecca Perkins. Other survivors include son Eric (Nikki) Perkins of New Orleans, LA; and sister Sharon Woodley of Hendersonville, TN. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Ellen Pistoll, 83, Inverness, FL
ELLEN PISTOLL, age 83, Inverness, died July 15, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Ellen and her twin brother, Robert were born on February 13, 1931 in Nielston, Scotland to Allan Robert and Ellen Pollock. Sadly, her mother died during childbirth and she was raised by her Aunt Polly, her Mother's sister. Ellen's father had been badly injured during WWI, having lost a leg in battle and he died when Ellen was just thirteen. After her father's death, she and her siblings were lovingly cared for by their Aunt Polly and Uncle Jimmy who raised the children as their own. Ellen received her Registered Nurse degree and became Matron and Director of Nursing at Victoria Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland, where she worked for over 30 years. She was highly thought of and much loved by her staff and patients. She enjoyed traveling and visited many countries, including India, Australia and the Holy Land. Her love of travel led to her accompanying the Phoenix Choir to America, where she met her future husband, Heinz Pistoll. They were later married and enjoyed 24 very happy years together until his death on June 20, 2014. After being a winter visitor from Washington State for 20 years, she and Heinz relocated permanently to Florida, where she was very involved in the Inverness Garden Club and First Presbyterian Church. Left to cherish her memory is her twin brother Robert and his wife Irene of Scotland; Heinz's children Carl Silski, OH, Larry Pistoll, WA and Lynn Pistoll, New Zealand, Linda Tuttle, WA and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sisters Jemina Patison and Barbara Pollock. A celebration and tribute to Ellen's life will be held on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 1:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church of Inverness. The family wishes to thank the minister and church family for their spiritual comfort and kindness and her neighbors and friends for their loving support of Ellen during this sad time. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Ellen's memory to either Hospice of Citrus County or The Path of Citrus County. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Charles J Putney, Jr, 69, Inverness, Fl
Charles Joseph Putney, Jr., age 69, Inverness, died Aug 13, 2014 at Citrus Health & Rehab Center. Charles was born Dec 7, 1944 in Bronx, NY to the late Charles Joseph Putney, Sr and Anges Cox Putney and moved here in 1993 from there. He worked in the commercial construction industry and owned and operated his own courier service. Left to mourn his loss are his two children, Charles Joseph Putney, III and Dawn Elizabeth Putney Cristello, both of Inverness; a brother and sister, Rusty Putney and Irene Kennedy; 7 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by two wives, Nancy Putney in 2002 and Joan Putney in 2005. Cremation services are private. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Debra E Queen, 56, Inverness, Fl
DEBRA E. QUEEN, age 56, Inverness, died July 4, 2014 surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Debra was born on January 17, 1958 in Chicago, IL to David and Charmaine (Heinke) Turner. She was employed as a waitress at the Old World in Floral City. A gifted artist, Debra enjoyed making jewelry and was a broken china/tile mosaic artist as well. She loved to fish and liked going to the beach. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter and son-in-law April and Paul Wallner, Zephryhills, FL; her mother and stepfather Jack and Charmaine Sullivan, Inverness; grandchildren Sylas Baca, David McMillan, Jr. and Troy Wallner and siblings Mark Turner, Coral Springs, FL, Sean Sullivan, Floral City, FL, Scott Turner, Joliet, IL, John Sullivan, Elkhart, IN and Linda Turner, Beecher, IL. She was preceded in death by her biological father, David Turner. Private arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Junior D Quillen, 71, Bushnell, Fl
Junior Dunk "JD" Quillen, 71, of Bushnell, Florida passed away on August 22, 2014 under the care of HPH Hospice, Lecanto. He was born on May 1, 1943 in Dean, KY to the late Dunk and Hazel Meade (Brown) Quillen. JD was a retired Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force who served his country honorably for 23 years. He arrived in this area 20 years ago, coming from Kentucky, was affiliated with the Church of Christ, and loved fishing. He is survived by his sons Anthony (Carol) Quillen and Craig (Marizyn) Quillen, both of Ocala, FL; brother Donald Quillen of Whitesburg, KY; sisters Nina (James) Fisher and Dinah Quillen, both of Knoxville, TN; and 2 grandchildren, Jacob of Ocala, FL, and Anthony of La Mesa, CA. Committal Services with military honors is scheduled for Thursday, 2:00 P.M. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Robertq Rashley, 92, Lecanto, Fl
Robert Rashley, 92, of Lecanto, Florida passed away on July 2, 2014 at Arbor Trail Health & Rehab in Inverness, Florida. He was a retired watch repairman and arrived in this area coming from Miami, Florida, and was a devoted member of First Baptist Church in Lecanto. He was preceded in death by his brother, John W. Rashley. He is survived by his nephew, Merton J. Rashley, Jr. of Inverness. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


William B Rea, 91, Hernando, FL
WILLIAM B. REA (BILL) of Hernando, heard the Lord say "Bill, your life will continue with me on this day of August 1, 2014," his loving family by his side and caring staff of Hospice of Citrus County. He was born June 23, 1923 in Corona, NY. He proudly served his country in the 3rd Army under Gen. Patton, fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. Bill was a proud recipient of the Soldiers Medal along with several medals and accommodations. He also served in the Navy as an aviation instructor. After his dedication of service, in 1955 he became an admired Patrolman in Nassau County, NY, earning several awards and meritorious service letters from Police Commissioners. In 1963 he became a distinguished Homicide Detective and also attended college where he earned a degree in Police Science. While Bill enjoyed a good game of golf, the joy of his life was working in his garage where no job was unfixable. Left to cherish his memories is his wife of 67 years, Bea of Hernando; three daughters, Barbara and husband Bala of CA, Linda of Beverly Hills, FL, Susan and husband Eric of Lecanto, 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the DAV, VFW, PBA, Det. Assoc., IPA, Elks, K of C and Citrus Hills Country Club. A seamless story of his life painted a picture of a man perfectly happy with his place on earth. A devoted Husband, loving Father, Grandfather and Honorable Veteran who has left much to all of those who were touched by his wit and wisdom. We love you and you will be missed greatly, until we meet again. Services are private. In lieu of flowers, contributions requested to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Patricia D Rhoades, 33, Hernando, FL
PATRICIA (PATTY) DELORES RHOADES, 33, Hernando, died Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Shands at UF. A native of Inverness, Patty was born on September 9, 1980 to John Paquin I and Katherine J. (Brown) Paquin. She was a homemaker who enjoyed music, poetry and mystery games. She was friendly and outgoing and liked family gatherings. Left to cherish her memory is her husband Charles Rhoades, Rock Island, TN; son, Jordon Paquin, Hernando; her parents John Paquin I, Silver Point, TN, her mother and stepfather, Katherine Collett and Michael Tigue, both of Hernando; maternal grandmother Libby Heffley; brothers John Paquin II and his fiancee and Patty\'s best friend, Brandi Brownell, Hernando; Freddie Fillyaw, Silver Point, TN, Eric Cottle, Jamestown, TN; sisters Jacqueline Palmar, AZ, Brenda Vanover and her companion Richard Cockerham, Hernando and Rachel Fillyaw, Crossville, TN; stepsister Jennifer Mcelroy, many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. Friends are invited to join the family at a celebration of Patty\'s life on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 4:00 PM at Hernando Beach. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Allen W Richards, 67, Floral City, FL
Allen William Richards, 67, Floral City died at home Aug 14, 2014. Allen was born on June 7, 1947 in Boston, MA to the late Elden and Doris (McKay) Richards and came to this area in 1985 from Wakefield, NH. Allen graduated from Spaulding High School in Rochester, NH, class of 1966 and earned an Associates Degree from Concord Technical School. He joined the Navy and was assigned to serve on the USS Springfield CLG-7 with the rank of ETN3. After moving to Florida, he owned and operated Lee's Coffee Shop in Floral City with his wife Sherrie for 20 years. He later was employed by Walmart and Sav-A-Lot stores. He was a member and Past President of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Citrus Aerie # 3992, currently serving as Conductor and District 5 Trustee. He also was a Charter Member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 2506. Survivors include his wife, Sherrie; 3 sons, Josiah Richards of Fitchburg, MA; Allen "Willie" Richards, Jr. of Portland, OR; Jeremy Ealy, Homosassa; 2 daughters, Jennifer (Jeff) Stewart, Raleigh, NC; Tiffany Richards, Inverness; 2 brothers, Doug (Peggy) Richards, Sanbornville, NH; Donald (Pat) Richards, St. Augustine, FL; his sister, Carol Kachoris, Sanbornville, NH; 2 grandchildren, Keith Eugene Miller and Kayden James Stewart; 5 nephews, Mark Kachoris, Sean Richards, Keith Richards, Lisle Richards, and Benjamin Richards; 5 nieces, Caren Kachoris, Robin Nason, Jill Richards, Chris Turgeon, and Jennie K. Richards. He was predeceased by his brother, Bruce Richards. Allen's life will be celebrated on Monday, Aug 25th at 11:00 AM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with the state officers of the Fraternal Order of Eagles officiating. Military honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, Charitable donations may be made in Allen's name to: F.O.E. Citrus Aerie #3992, PO Box 1047, Inverness, FL 34451. Friends and family are invited to attend a reception at the Citrus Eagles No. 3992 following their return from Florida National Cemetery.


Donald G Risedorf, 90, Inverness, Fl
Donald G. Risedorf, age 90, Inverness, died June 27, 2014 under the care of Arbor Trail staff and Hospice of Citrus County. Don was born on October 14, 1923 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Thomas E. and Anna Risedorf and was raised in Livingston, NJ. Don served our country in the United States Army during WWII serving 3 years in the South Pacific. He was employed by Public Service Electric and Gas Company in NJ as the chief lineman for 33 years and was a member of the Public Service Retired Employees Club- North Florida Chapter and a former member of East Hanover Township (NJ) Police Reserve and regular force for 22 years. After relocation to Inverness in 1988, he attended the First Church of God. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Doris Risedorf; daughters Donna Needham of Inverness and Sandra Iannarone of Aurora, Colorado; grandchildren Tracey (Jim), Corinne (Brock), Wendy (John), Cindy (Kevin) and Michael; three great-grandchildren, Jayden, Meagan, Kendall and special other children Laurie and Paul and their family; sister-in-law Elsie Risedorf, NY; numerous nieces and nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by brothers Wilbur, Kenneth, Norman, his sister Althea and son-in-law Jay Needham. A Funeral Tribute to Donald's life will be held on Monday, July 7, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Family will greet friends in visitation from 1:00 PM until the hour of service.


Doris L Risedort, 86, Inverness, FL
Doris Lorraine Risedorf, 86, Inverness, passed away Sept 9, 2014 at her daughter\'s residence and under the care of Hospice of Citrus Co. and Nature Coast. Mrs Risedorf was born on Aug 28, 1928 in Orange, NJ to the late Joseph and Ruth (Vought) Bauer and grew up in the South Orange area. She was employed as a secretary for Prudential Life Insurance and later for the Board of Education in New Jersey as a bookeeper. She was devoted to her family and was active with her daughters in the Brownies, Girl Scouts, Rainbow Girls, and the East Hanover Drum & Bugle Corp. Doris enjoyed her crafting and was famous for her pumpkin pies and chocolate covered oreos. She also was a member of the Order of Eastern Star. In 1981, she moved from New Jersey to South Carolina following her husband\'s retirement after 33 years with P.S.G.& E. In 1988, they moved to Florida. She was preceded in death by her husband, of 65 years, Donald Risedorf June 27, 2014 ; her sister, Vera Gamble and her son in law, Jay Needham. She is survived by two daughters, Donna Lynn Needham of Inverness and Sandra Jean Iannarone of Aurora, CO. There are five grandchildren, Tracey and Jim; Corinne and husband Brock, Wendy and husband John; Cindy and husband Kevin, and Michael; three great grandchildren, Jayden, Meagan, and Kendall. She also had her “special kids”, Laurie and Paul, Kate and husband John, Peter and his wife Kristin, and their daughter, Tessa. The Celebration of Life will be offered Monday, Sept 15th, 4:00 PM at Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Walker of the Inverness First Church of God officiating. Interment will be in New Jersey. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 3:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Terrence E Rochford, 62, Inverness, FL
Terrence E. Rochford, 62, of Inverness, Florida passed away August 25 2014 at Life Care of Lecanto, FL. He was born on September 6, 1951 in Bayside, New York to the late Joseph and Agnes (Frame) Rochford. Terrence arrived in this area in 1992, coming from Puerto Rico, and was a volunteer fireman, Assistant Fire Chief, then Fire Chief for Fire Station 101, in Inverness. He was a Catholic by faith, and enjoyed reading, watching TV, and spending time with his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Andrea Rochford. Other survivors include sons, Thomas J. Rochford and Dennis DeJesus; daughter, Debra Jackson, all of Inverness; sisters Virginia Paulson and Joan Fosdick; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service for Terrence is scheduled for Wednesday, 6:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family will be receiving friends in visitation one hour prior to the service.


Elwin E Rouse, 76, Floral City, Fl
Elwin (Pete) Eugene Rouse, age 76, went to be in Heaven on August 29, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Pete was born on May 16, 1938 in Kirksville, Missouri to the late Clarence and Annie (Sparks) Rouse. He worked at the Inverness Middle School for 15 years as a custodian. Elwin was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing, sport shooting, motorcycling, bicycling, yard work, caring for rose bushes and his horses. He also enjoyed grilling out with family. Pete enjoyed training and spoiling his Chihuahua, Sandy. He liked to play his guitar, harmonica and make a train whistle sound that his grandchildren loved. He liked to travel with his wife and exploring new things. His family says he was a loving, caring and tender hearted husband, father and (great) grandfather that loved spending time with his (great) grandchildren. He loved to play outside with his grandchildren, having adventures with them. He treated everyone like he wanted to be treated and made you feel loved and part of the family. He loved his family unconditionally and believed in his Heavenly Father. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 56 years, Mary Rouse; son Daniel (wife-Julie) Rouse and Allen (wife Colleen) Rouse, all of Floral City; daughter Cynthia (husband-Edward) Pusey, of Inverness, nine grandchildren; Clinton, Natasha (husband-Stanley), Jackie (husband Dave), Jesse, Cody, Christine, Cheyanne, Andy, and Shanny and six great-grandchildren; Carmyn, Trysta, Cassydie, Justin, Trynidie, and Autumn. He is also survived by brothers Jay, June and Charles Rouse and a sister Mona Ramsey. He was preceded in death by brothers Nova and Bert Rouse and sisters Eva Wilson and Ruby Peterson. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. The family will host a memorial service on Saturday, September 6 2014 at 3:00 P.M. at Danny\'s residence.


Helen E Russo, 96, Inverness, FL
HELEN ELLENA RUSSO, age 96, Invernss, died July 13, 2014 at Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing Center. Helen was born on March 10, 1918 in South Fork, PA to the late Charles and Susan Dohanich. She relocated to this area in 1984 from Queens, NY. She was preceded in death by her husband Carmine after 43 years of marriage. Survivors include her niece and nephew-in-law Priscilla and Robert Hoarle of Nutley, NJ. Burial will be private at the Florida National Cemetery under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Patricia L Sanders, 85, Homosassa, FL
Patricia Louise Sanders, 85, Homosassa died Aug 28, 2014 at Diamond Ridge Nursing Home in Lecanto following a lengthy illness. Mrs Sanders was born in Indiana on Nov 3, 1928 to the late Francis and Dorothy Fahy and came to this area in 2002 after retiring from the Social Security Administration as an office manager. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Joe Sanders; her daughter Patricia Mitchell of Plainfield, IN; 5 grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughter, Rhonda. Cremation arrangements are private. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Pauline O Sawyer, 79, Inverness, FL
Pauline Odell Sawyer, 79, Inverness went to her Heavenly Home on August 22, 2014 at Arbor Trail Nursing and Rehab Center. Pauline was born in Inverness, FL on Nov 30, 1934 to the late Alvie and Linar (Woods) Nelson. She retired as the Food Service Manager after 32 years of service from Avante At Inverness Nursing Home. She and her husband, Daniel had been members of the First Christian Church of Inverness over 30 years. She leaves to cherish her memory a devoted husband of 53 years, Daniel W. Sawyer; her daughter, Patricia S. McGuire, Indianapolis, IN; three brothers, Alvin (Catherine) Nelson, Dunnellon; Willie “Gates” Nelson and Fred “Moody” Nelson, both of Crystal River; two sisters, Edith Nelson of Inverness and Aquilla Richardson, Ocala; three grandchildren, Myla, Jennifer, and Peggy; four great-grandchildren; three brother in laws; Emmitt (Dorothy) Sawyer and Willie (Annie Ruth) Sawyer, both of St Petersburg; Edward Sawyer, Crystal River; Herman Sawyer, Memphis, TN; two sister in laws, Wilhelmina Pittman and Norma Williams, both of West Palm Beach, FL; a favorite niece, Ashby Nelson; her God Daughter, Nadine (Michael) Redding; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Pauline's life will be celebrated at a Home Going Service on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 11:00 AM, from The First Christian Church of Inverness with Dr. Ray Kelley and others officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery of Inverness. The family will receive friends at First Christian Church on Friday evening from 5-7 PM.


George W Schloendorn, 97, Floral City, FL
GEORGE W. SCHLOENDORN, SR., age 97, Floral City, died August 14, 2013 under the care of HPH Hospice and his loving family. George was born on March 1, 1916 in Atlantic City, NJ to the late George W. and Marion (Timmie) Schloendorn. He served our country in the United States Army during WWII. He enjoyed fishing, a good game of poker and playing the lotto. Left to cherish his memory is his son George W. Schloendorn, Jr. and his wife Janet, 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Susan Schloendorn, his son John and daughter Sue Neff. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Leonard V Schlueter, 69, Floral City, Fl
Leonard V. Schlueter, 69, of Floral City, Florida passed away August 3, 2014 under the care of HPH Hospice, Lecanto, Florida. He was born on May 30, 1945 in Rochester, New York to the late Vincent and Lucille (Miller) Schlueter. Leonard was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran who arrived in this area in 1972, coming from Rochester. He was a corrections officer for Sumter Correctional Institution in Bushnell, FL. and enjoyed collecting toy trains and Coast Guard memorabilia, camping, and traveling. He was preceded in death by one brother, Gregory Schlueter. He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Kathleen Schlueter. Other survivors include children Barry (Jerilynn) Schlueter of Moorehaven, FL, and Jennifer Jerrell of Rogers, AR; step-children Scott Davis and Michelle (Wayne) Hayes of Inverness, FL, James Davis and Vern (Barbara) Davis of Floral City, FL; sisters Carol Contestabile and Cindy Mayer of Rochester, NY; step sisters Carol Schmidt of Rochester and Janey Carter of South Carolina; 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Jenene J Schneider, 73, Inverness, FL
Jenene Jean Schneider, 73, of Inverness, Florida passed away September 2, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. She was born on September 4, 1940 in Summerfield, Kansas to the late Harm and Maggie (Johnson) Jurgens. Jenene was a bank manager and a Catholic by faith. She arrived in this area in 2003, coming from Harrington, MA and enjoyed playing cards, golfing and lobster fishing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard V. Schneider in 2001. Survivors include her children Michelle Cahmberlin of Floral City, FL, Dennise Whitmore of Port Isabel, TZ, and Leah Perry of Harrington, ME; and one sister, Diane Jurgens of Lincoln, NE. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


David K Schumm, 89, Hernando, FL
DAVID K. SCHUMM, age 89, Hernando, died September 1, 2014 at his residence. David was born on January 31, 1925 in Milwaukee, WI to the late Herman C. Schumm, II and Sarah (Johnson) Schumm. He served our country in the United States Army during WWII in Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe, receiving many accommodations and medals, including The Purple Heart for wounds sustained in combat. He retired with the rank of Major. David was a lifelong advocate for animals and volunteered many hours for the ASPCA. Left to cherish his memory are nieces and nephews Cynthia L. Schumm, Susan Schumm Weed, Herman C. Schumm, IV \"Chip\" and sister-in-law Jean Schumm. He has left dear friends in Charles White, Nadene MacArthur, Jane, John, Joyce and Donna. He will be deeply missed by all whose lives he touched. He was preceded in death by his brother Herman C. Schumm, III. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Gertrude (Trudy) Seretsky, 90, Lecanto, FL
GERTRUDE "TRUDY" SERETSKY, age 90, Lecanto, died August 14, 2013 under the care of the staff of Barrington Place. Trudy was born on May 4, 1923 in Poland to the late Morris and Rachel Mandel. She is survived by her son, Jeffrey Seretsky of Arlington, TX. She was preceded in death by her husband Norman Seretsky and her daughter Deborah Rogers. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Michael L Settle, 76, Lecanto, Fl
Michael L. Settle, 76, of Lecanto, Florida passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Seven Rivers Hospital, Crystal Rivers, Florida. He was born on December 1, 1937 in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan to the late Larry Ira and Doris (Frasier) Settle. Michael was a Christian by faith, a U.S. Navy veteran, and arrived in this area in 1989 coming from the Michigan area. He was a bus driver for Key Training Center, and enjoyed dining out, and playing cards. Survivors include his loving companion of 5 years, Georgia Jones. Other survivors include children Michele (Eric) Morrison of Apopka, Florida, and Edward M. Traylor IV of Barcelona, Spain; and 6 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Sandra M Sidorski, 79, Lecanto, FL
SANDRA M. SIDORSKI, age 79, Crystal River, died June 23, 2014. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Sandra K Sizemore, 70, Crystal River, FL
Sandra Kay Sizemore, aged 70, died peacefully on September 6, 2014 at her home in Crystal River, FL, after a brief struggle with cancer. Sandra was born October 10, 1943 in Mobile, Alabama, the daughter of Jack B. Miller and Kathleen Robinson. In 1964 she married the love of her life, Herman T Sizemore, and they spent 50 wonderful years together.  They had 3 children,  Angela Sizemore, Patricia Sizemore and Anthony Sizemore. She Volunteered at Dickey Ave School, in Warren, Ohio as a Homeroom mother, she became very active in the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Warren, Ohio, and she was an active bowler at Rainbow Lanes.  In later years Sandra and Herman traveled to Europe several times and they enjoyed several cruises together.  Sandra had a gift of loving people, her door was always open to her nieces and nephews, sisters, brothers (family).   Sandra was the heart of her family. She will be loved and missed by all. She is survived by her brothers, Jack Miller, Larry Miller and her sisters, Margaret Robinson, Linda Smetana, Patricia Ladimarco and Debra Dulka. Her children, Angela Sizemore, Patricia Sizemore and Anthony Sizemore, her step son Uwe Seitter.   Her grand children  Jessica Sizemore, Jennifer West, Samantha Boston, Kimberly Boston and Salisa Sizemore, Alexandria Seitter and her great- grand daughter Lillie Boston. She also leaves behind numerous loving relatives and friends. There will be two memorials, one at the American Legion Post 155 on Hwy 44 in Crystal River, FL on Friday September 12, 2014 from 12-2 There  will also be  a second memorial in Middlefield, OH at Russell Funeral Home on Route 87 from 2-4pm on Friday, Sept 19th. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, Florida  


Eunice C Skelton, 91, Beverly Hills, FL
EUNICE C. "NANA" SKELTON, age 91, Beverly Hills, died August 26, 2014 surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Citrus Health and Rehab staff. Eunice was born on July 31, 1923 in Cynthiana, IN to the late Reverend Herman C. and Ada (Martin) Wallace. She was one of nine children. Above all else, Eunice loved her Lord. She spent her life teaching Bible study and researching the Word of God. She was an instructor for Tri-State Beauty College in Evansville, IN for 30 years. Eunice was a very creative person, talented artist in oil painting, she also enjoyed knitting. She was a member of Beverly Hills Community Church. Left to cherish her memory is her husband John Grissen; her son C.C. (Linda) Skelton, CO; daughter Ada (Russell) Hollingsworth, Hernando; brother Norman (Helen) Wallace, IN; sister Ida West, Sarasota; grandchildren Melissa (Mark) Lagoo and Josh (Kristen) Skelton; great-granddaughter Melissa (Mark) McClead and two great-great granddaughters Aubrie and Alana. She was preceded in death by her first husband of 60 years, Clem Skelton "Paw-Paw." Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Barbara E Smith, 62, Inverness, FL
Barbara E. Smith, 62, Inverness, died Aug 22, 2014 at Shand's Teaching Hospital in Gainesville. Mrs Smith was born in Amityville, NY on May 26, 1952 to Frank and Florence (Hirsch) Hetzel. She moved here in 1980 from Lindenhurst, NY. She was a waitress and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Survivors include her children, Justin of San Franciso, CA and Lindsey Murphy of Inverness; two brothers, Daniel and Robert Hetzel and her sister, Carolyn Gainsbury; 1 grandchild, Bailee Murphy. Cremation arrangements are private. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Doreen D Snyder, 55, Floral City, FL
Doreen D. Snyder, 55, of Floral City, FL. passed away July 27, 2014 at her residence in Floral City. She was born on March 27, 1959 in Dansville, NY to the late Melvin C. and Patricia (Karnes) Gridley. Doreen was Department Head Secretary at Leesburg Regional Medical Center in Leesburg, FL and arrived in this area in 2009. She was a Catholic by faith, and attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness, FL. Doreen loved animals, enjoyed showing dogs, gardening, knitting, and spending time with her grandsons. Survivors include her loving husband of 34 years, Richard Snyder. Other survivors include her children Derrick (Brittany) Snyder of St. Petersburg, FL and Elizabeth Caroline (Mathew) Coop of Clarksville, TN; grandchildren Connor, Carter Coop, and Axel Lynn Snyder; siblings Michael (Jeanne) Gridley, Debra (Donald) Halpenny, and Darla (Richard) Paul all of Dansville, NY. A Memorial Mass is scheduled for Thursday, July 31, 10:00 A.M. , at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Doreens name be made to Clarksville Association of Down syndrome. www.cadstn.org Arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Stanford A Solovich, 75, Lecanto, Fl
STANFORD ALAN SOLOVICH, age 75, Lecanto, died July 31, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Stan was born on December 1, 1938, the son of the late Charles and Frances (Segal) Solovich. He was employed as the sales manager for WYKE TV and FM. Stan was very active in the community, serving on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Citrus County, was a Rotarian and worked for the Chronicle for a number of years. He was an avid sports fan for any of the Detroit teams as well as the Gators. He was a loving husband to his wife of 21 years, Christine; a very proud father of four daughters, Jill (Michael) McDonald, Detroit, MI, Kelly (Mickey) Lopez, Miami, FL, Amanda Solovich, Detroit, MI and Cassie (Jeff) Poole, Newport Beach, CA; his brother David Solovich, Columbia, SC and grandchildren Kailey, Eli, Justin, Logan and Madison. A celebration and tribute to Stan's life will be held on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family will greet friends in visitation from 1:00 PM until the hour of service. Please consider donations to the Boy's and Girl's Club of Citrus County in Stan's memory in lieu of flowers.


Jacqueline L Standafer, 87, Crystal River, FL
JACQUELINE LOIS STANDAFER, age 87, Crystal River, died August 3, 2014 at the Life Care Center of Citrus County, surrounded by her family. Jacqueline was born on October 4, 1926 in Louisville, KY to the late Morton and Lois Blanton. She was a homemaker and a gifted artist who was able to sell her paintings even during the difficult days of The Great Depression. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter Deborah "Dee Dee" Standafer, Crystal River; son Scott W. Standafer; brother Buddy (Drew) Field, Fort Wayne, IN. She was preceded in death by her husband Warren G. Standafer. The family extends their deepest thanks to the staff of Life Care Center, especially Director of Nursing Sondra Bussell, nurses Cindy Merhoff, Aubrey Clement and Crystal McCormick as well as the team of exceptional CNAs (you know who you are) all of whom cared for Jacqueline with kindness and devotion during her last days and supported her family with their warmth during her passing. Forever in my Heart, Your Butterfly Girl. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Phyllis H Stilts, 90, Hernando, Fl
Phyllis H. Stilts, 90, of Hernando, FL. passed away August 8, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, Lecanto, FL. She was born on March 15, 1924 in Corning, New York to the late Orson and Leona (Jones) Schoonover. Phyllis was a homemaker, and arrived in this area in 1988, coming from Corning. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church, Inverness, and enjoyed crochet, needlework, going to yardsales, and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by one son, Michael Stilts, and one brother, Robert Schoonover. Survivors include her loving husband of 70 years, Raymond Stilts. Other survivors include sons Dale (Bonnie) Stilts and Wayne (Margie) Stilts, both of Hernando; daughter Jan (Alan) Cameron of Dunnellon, FL; 8 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great grandchildren. A graveside service with commital is scheduled for Thursday, August 14, 2:00 P.M. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. The family will be receiving friends at 12:30 P.M., Thursday at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL, prior to the commital. The funeral procession will depart the funeral home for Florida National Cemetery at 1:15 P.M.


Jackson (Jake) L Straub, 68, Inverness, FL
JACKSON L. (Jake) STRAUB, III, M.D., 68, son of Jackson L. Straub, II and Anna Mary (Charles) Straub died suddenly on Sunday, August 24, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 44 years Roseann (Valent) Straub and was the very proud father of their only son Timothy Charles Straub. Jake was born in Lancaster, PA and graduated from J. P. McCaskey High School in Lancaster, PA. He earned a four-year degree at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ and entered the College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He graduated from the New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry, receiving his Medical Degree (M.D.). He completed a four-year residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Florida, Shands and the VA Medical Center in Gainesville, FL, before moving to Inverness, FL. He functioned on the medical staff as a Diagnostic Radiologist at Citrus Memorial Hospital for 25 years before retiring to spend time with his family. He enjoyed several years of exploring his creative talent in oil, chalk, and ink drawing and painting. He loved Gator sports and enjoyed a family meal every Sunday with his Mother-in-Law, Rose Valent of Floral City, FL. Jake is survived by a brother, Christopher C. Straub, Esq., his wife Erika and their three children Kyle S. Straub, Cody B. Straub, and Madison Q. Straub as well as a sister Pamela (Straub) Hershey and her daughter Molly (Hershey) Arista, her husband Kevin and their two children Franklin and Louise. Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made instead to American Heart Association on his behalf. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Louis J Stupack, 92, Inverness, FL
Louis Joseph Stupack, age 92, Inverness, died July 12, 2014 at Crown Court under the care of his loving family and Hospice of Citrus County. Funeral Services will be held at the Conelly Funeral Home in Dundalk, MD with burial at Gardens of Faith in Baltimore. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with local arrangements.


Richard P Stype, Sr., 84, Lecanto, FL
RICHARD "DICK" PAUL STYPE, SR., age 84, Lecanto, died August 21, 2014 at Brentwood Health Care Center. Dick was born on December 17, 1929 in Wooster, OH to the late Henry and Katheryn (Collins) Stype. He served our country in the United States Air Force. Dick enjoyed trips to the casino, especially playing black jack. He liked to travel and collect gem stones to have set into jewelry. He started his career working for Orkin and then bought a Terminex Pest Control franchise in St. Petersburg and Clearwater and after his retirement, joined his son in Stype Pest Control in Inverness. He enjoyed his life ranching and investing in real estate. Left to cherish his memory is his wife Florence Stype; his son Richard "Rick" P. (Hazel) Stype, Jr., Floral City, FL and daughter Kathy (Pete) Ward, Marietta, GA; step-children Warren (Dorrie) Bartlett, Palm Harbor, FL, Sandra Bartlett, Oakland, CA, Claire Bartlett, Inverness, Jean (Nathan) Simar, MN, Mary Jo (Pat) Golley, Pinellas Park, FL and Sue Bartlett, Lutz, FL; grandchildren Julie, Stephen, Ryan, Megan, Sabrina, Terry, Troy; step-grandchildren Phaedra, Rika, Curt, Bryan, Jessica, Kristina, Mike, Isaac, Alex and Gina; 5 great-grandchildren and 3 step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife Elizabeth "Jean" Stype. A celebration and tribute to Dick's life will be announced at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


William H Thatcher, 96, Homosassa, Fl
William (Bill) Harold Thatcher, 83, died Tuesday evening, September 2, 2014, after a short battle with leukemia. Bill was born July 31, 1931 in Detroit, MI. He was the son of Roy and Margaret (Robbins) Thatcher. At the age of 17, Bill joined the US Army. He served in the Korean War and earned a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. Bill was a Michigan resident for 70 years prior to making his home in Homosassa, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Robert Thatcher; and a sister, Judy Reed. He is survived by seven children: Michelle (John) Duffield of Pellston, MI; James Thatcher of Indian River, MI; Wendy (Ashley Price) Thatcher of Harbor Springs, MI; Russell Thatcher of Homosassa, FL; David (Jennifer) Thatcher of Enderlin, ND; Scott Thatcher of Pellston, MI; and Jason Thatcher of Indian River, MI; eleven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; a brother, Jack (Julie) Thatcher of Tennessee; a sister Marge Ukrainec of Homosassa, FL; a sister Betty Lamirand of Michigan; a sister Sue (Mickey) Osier of Indian River, MI; and a sister Sally Hicks of Michigan. In accordance with his wishes, cremation will take place. A Military Honor Guard service will be held Monday, 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. The family would like to extend a thank you to Bill’s caregiver and friend, Faith Bergman.


Clifford M Travis, 60, Inverness, Fl
Send obituary plaque to: Jeffrey K. Travis 37336 Tucker Road, Zephyrhills, FL 33541 CLIFFORD MARTIN TRAVIS, age 60, died September 10, 2014 at his residence. Cliff was born on July 3, 1954 in Elmira, NY to the late Robert and Lillian (Bloomer) Travis. Active all of his life with the Boy Scouts of America, he received his Eagle Scout Award in 1972 from the Gulf Ridge Council in Tampa. This last year he was awarded the Silver Beaver Award, an adult award, for lifetime achievement in the organization. Cliff was also an active lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and a member of Ducks Unlimited and the National Wild Turkey Federation. He served his country in the United States Army. After his honorable discharge, he graduated from Florida State University and then went on to finish his law degree at Cumberland Law School in Birmingham, AL. Cliff was recruited as a young attorney by the law firm of Infantino and Berman in Inverness. He served as the city attorney for his first few years with this firm. Left to cherish his memory is his son, Spencer; brother and his wife Jeffrey and Sharon Travis and sister Cynthia Travis Watkins and her children Lillian and Travis Watkins, all of Zephyrhills. A funeral tribute to Cliff\'s life will be held on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 4:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory with Pastor Doug Alexander officiating. The family invites friends to join them in visitation from 2:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to Gulf Ridge Council Boy Scouts of America of Tampa, FL.


Rose M Wakefield, 70, Inverness, Fl
Rose M. Wakefield, 70, of Inverness, FL passed away August 5, 2014 at her residence in Inverness. She was born in Proctor, VT on September 25, 1943 to the late Joseph and Julia (Ladoceur) Desabrais. Rose was a bookkeeper, and arrived in this area 20 years ago, coming from Bushnell, FL. She was a Catholic by faith, and enjoyed crochet, reading, and spending time on her computer. She was preceded in death by one son, Dennis Wakefield. Survivors include her loving husband of 20 years, Richard Wakefield. Other survivors include children Henry (Robyn) Bolduc of Bushnell, Terry Bolduc of Shoreham, VT, Rick Wakefield of Michigan, Tina (Sam) Mansfield of Inverness, and Debbie (Scott) Hughes of Floroal City, FL; brothers Lucien, Moses, and Roger Desabrais; sister Jeanette Rowe; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Clara L Weaver, 86, Inverness, Fl
Clara Louise (Magnusson) Weaver, 86, of Inverness, Florida, passed away Aug. 9, 2014. She was the much-loved daughter of Carl Alfred Magnusson (Sweden) and Ester Knudson Magnusson (Grand Haven, Michigan). Born in Berwyn, Illinois, she graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in biology. She later earned a nursing degree from St. Petersburg Junior College and worked at Citrus Memorial hospital and Seven Rivers hospital for many years as a registered nurse. She was a loving and proud mother of Rebecca Sparks, Bruce (Joanna) Weaver, Catherine Weaver and Sarah Weaver; and grandmother of eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Carl Magnusson (Nancy) and Helena Magnusson (George Hayden). Clara was a very intelligent woman, a lifelong learner, with a great sense of humor and an independent way of thinking. She could outshine us all with her ability to produce creative solutions to life's everyday problems. She was a very approachable and kind person who seemed able to make friends with anyone. She cared about the environment and social causes and was a consistent supporter of many groups, such as the Nature Conservancy and the Native American St. Labre School in Montana. She will be greatly missed. She left this Earth in the comforting presences of our wonderful family friends, Nancy Bomke and Chris Trangas. Many thanks go to the loving and caring workers at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast (especially Genie) and to Amanda who made Mom's last year of life so much happier. A memorial service/celebration of life will be held later this year. Cremation with Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory


Carolyn B Weeks, 77, Inverness, FL
CAROLYN B. WEEKS, age 77, Inverness, died June 24, 2014 with her family at her side. Carolyn was born on March 24, 1937 in New Richmond, OH to the late Arch and Gertrude (Brunk) Bushman. She was employed as supervisor of bookkeeping in the banking industry. She enjoyed making crafts, playing bingo and crossword puzzles. She especially enjoyed working in her yard and bird watching. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters Debra (Steven) Bolen and Susan Beattie, all of Inverness; her son Randy (Helen) Clinton, Pembroke Pines, FL; her sister Margie Reynolds, OH; her first husband and father of her children, Elbry Clinton, 6 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded by her second husband Clifford Weeks, one grandchild and one great-grandchild. A celebration and tribute to Carolyn's life will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Regina's Home. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Kristine A Weinel, 49, Beverly Hills, FL
Kristine Anne Weinel, 49, Beverly Hills died Aug 16, 2014 at Hospice of Citrus County. A native of Junction City, KS., she was born Feb 15, 1965 to William and Harriet (Simpson) Weinel, moving to this area from Georgia in 2008. She was a waitress and cook in the restaurant industry. Survivors include her daughter, Terra Howard of Inverness; her Father, William Weinel, 6 brothers, James, David, and Michael Weinel; Tony, Larry, and Mike Domiano; 6 sisters, Francine Lebarto; Kathy and Patricia Weinel; Theresa, Debbie, and Nancy Domiano; 2 grandchildren, Aiden and Riley Howard. She was preceded in death by her mother and a brother, Thomas. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory


Anne G Whitiak, 97, Inverness, Fl
Anna (Anne) Gurka Whitiak, age 97, passed away at her home in Plattsmouth, NE on July 9, 2014.  Anne was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years,  Michael.  She is survived by a sister Dorothy Gurka Yurchak, her loving children:  Theodore M. (wife Leslie), daughter Gloria Schulman (husband Michael), son-in-law Michael Schneeberger,  8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A daughter Carole Anne Schneeberger passed away in 2007. Anne was born on November 27,1916 in Conemaugh, Pennsylvania to Anthony and Theodora Romaniak Gurka.  She grew up in Jermyn, Pennsylvania. Anne and Michael raised their family on Long Island, New York and spent their retirement years in Inverness, Florida. Anne was a woman of great faith.  She was a member of St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church in Omaha, Nebraska.  Her family will truly miss her. Viewing will be held at St. Raphael Orthodox Church in Inverness, Florida on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 10AM followed by services at 11AM.  Interment will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness, Florida. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Jack W Wilfong, 84, Inverness, Fl
Jack Wilson Wilfong, 84, of Inverness, Florida passed away August 14, 2014 at his residence in Inverness. He was born on March 16, 1930 in Hurst, W. Virginia to the late Charles William and Ola Grace (Tallman) Wilfong. Jack was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, and arrived in this area in 2006, coming from Lakeland, Florida, and was member of Jehovah's Witnesses. He enjoyed gardening, yard work, and spending time outdoors. He was preceded in death by brothers James and Charles Wilfong, Jr. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 60 years, Joan Wilfong. Other survivors include children Len Wilson (Tammy) Wilfong of Travelers Rest, S.C., Linda Joyce (Tommy) Tompkins of Lakeland, FL, and Brenda Jo (Phillip) Campea of Inverness; brothers Glenn, Leonard, Joe, and John Wilfong; 6 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Private arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral HOme with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Bernard L Woythaler, 96, Hernando, FL
Bernard Lawrence Woythaler, 96, of Hernando, Florida, died July 14, 2014, at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast (Inverness). Barney was born to Max and Bertha, Oct. 26, 1917, in New York City. He served in WW II as a staff sergeant in the Army. He leaves behind his wife of 73 years, Theresa Woythaler; and children, Ralph Woythaler (spouse Barbara) of Palm Beach Gardens, Michael Woythaler (spouse Maria), Baldwin, New York, Lawrence Woythaler (spouse Maria Teresa), Santa Cruz, California, Barney Woythaler Jr. (spouse Stephanie), Hernando, Laura Woythaler Manos (spouse James), Inverness, Theresa Woythaler Godwin (spouse Gary), Inverness, and John Woythaler (spouse, Lindy), Inverness; grandfather of 23 and great-grandfather of 21; loved by numerous nieces and nephews. Retired from NYC Transit Authority, relocated to Citrus County in 1973. He was a founding member of the Highlands Emergency Shelter and member of Eugene Quinn VFW Post 4337, Inverness. Viewing 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Chas E Davis Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 AM, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Entombment in Oak Ridge Cemetery Mausoleum.. In lieu of flowers, donations, please, to VFW4337.org or to the Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast, P.O. 64170, Beverly Hills, FL, 34464.


Evelyn M Zaskowski, 81, Floral City, FL
EVELYN M. ZASKOWSKI, age 81, died August 27, 2014 at Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing Center. Evelyn was born in Drummond, New Brunswick, Canada on January 13, 1933 to the late Milmot and Artheline (Rioux) Murphy. She was a waitress in the hospitality industry. She enjoyed crocheting, working word puzzles and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW #7122 in Floral City. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 58 years, Henry Zaskowski; daughters Patricia Zaskowski, GA, Kathy (Larry) McKinsey, Inverness, Diana (Jayme) Spangler, Jacksonville and Susan (Scott) Carpenter, Kissimmee; brothers Ralph (Georgette) Murphy, Allen Murphy, Melvin Murphy and sisters Phyllis Forney, Violet (Normand) Michaud and Betty Ann Eldridge; grandchildren Tommy, Megan, Cory, Summer and great-grandchild Ashley. She was preceded in death by siblings Winston and Mabel. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


 

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