Obituaries
For the Last 3 Months.

Jack Aimi

Jack Aimi, 83, Hernando, FL
Jack Aimi, 83, of Hernando, Fl passed away April 1, 2017 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on November 30, 1933 to the late Paul and Rose (Petrone) Aimi. Jack retired from United Airlines as a Ground Crew Chief after 32 years of service. He arrived in this area in 1989, coming from Queens, NY. Jack was a Catholic by faith, and a U.S. Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Alice and Lillian. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Jacqueline Aimi, several nieces and nephews, and many loving friends and family. Jack's urn will be laid to rest, with military honors, at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. on Friday, April 21, at 11:00 A.M. Family and friends will meet on Friday, by 10:15 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory to drive in procession to the cemetery. Please consider donations in Jack's memory to: Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Robert Alberts II

Robert L Alberts II, 64, Inverness, FL
Robert L. Alberts II, age 64, of Inverness, FL passed away at his residence on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Robert was born May 3, 1953 in Nuremberg, Germany to Betty (Salter) and the recently deceased Arnold Alberts. He grew up in New York and on October 2, 1996 he married Laura (Maas) with whom he shared 20 years of marriage. Robert and Laura made Citrus County, FL their home in 1998 after relocating from Stafford, TX. He was an extremely talented portrait artist but also enjoyed painting in the surrealist style. Robert was also an excellent salesman who owned and operated his own fabric protection company called No Stain for a number of years. He preferred to barter and work out trade deals rather than negotiate a cash transaction. Robert also loved his 2002 Corvette which he referred to as his "baby". In addition to his loving wife Laura, those left to mourn Robert's passing are his daughter, Tanya Fitzgerald and her husband Tom of Charleston, S.C.; mother, Betty Alberts of Palm Coast, FL; sisters, Lynne Pederson and her husband Frank, of Palm Coast, FL, Lizbeth Alberts, also of Palm Coast, FL; and 2 nephews. Robert was recently preceded in death by his father, Arnold Alberts and his beloved 15 1/2 years old Peekapoo, Winston. He was also preceded in death by his beloved grandfather, Robert Alberts I, his namesake and inspiration. A Funeral Service for Robert is planned for Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 6:30 PM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Cantor Mordecai Kamlot officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home beginning at 5:00 PM until the hour of service. Robert will be laid to rest at Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, S.C. at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Margaret Amodea

Margaret Amodea, 86, Inverness, FL
Margaret Amodea, 86, of Inverness, FL passed away April 21, 2017 at her residence. She was born on July 29, 1930 to the late Ralph and Margaret (Cavorley) Di Spagno. Margaret and her husband Michael owned an appliance business. She arrived in this area in 2004, coming from Frankford, NJ. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, playing on the computer, and loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her husband of 35 years, Michael, preceded her in death in 1985. She is survived by Frank De Sario her son (in-law and best friend), MIchael Amodea, Thomas Amodea, Patricia De Sario, Desiree Mascarelli, and Dena Flynn; 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Stuart Anderson

Stuart W Anderson, 75, Crystal River, FL
Stuart W. Anderson, age 75, of Crystal River, FL passed away June 9, 2017 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Stuart was born in Hagersville, CA on December 9, 1941 to the late Stuart Andrew and Evelyn Ruby (Robinson) Anderson. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army before going on to work as a truck driver throughout his life. He is survived by one brother, Marvin Anderson of Canada, and dear friend, Estrella Cavanaugh of Beverly Hills, FL. Stuart's urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Nicholas Basalyga

Nicholas G Basalyga, 78, Beverly Hills, FL
Nicholas Gregory Basalyga, 78, Beverly Hills passed away June 11, 2017 in the Bayonet Point Regional Medical Center in Hudson. A native of Scranton, PA, he was born June 7, 1939 to the late Nicholas G. and Catherine (O'Malley) Basalyga, Sr and moved to Florida in 2013. He retired after 30 years of service as a Merchandising Manager for Sugarman's Department Store in Eynon, PA. Among his other occupations and interests, he was a musician, real estate agent and developer. His wife described him as being kind, honest, sincere, gentle, and loving to all he came in contact with. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Lana (Munnings) Basalyga of Beverly Hills, FL; 4 children: Nicholas Basalyga and wife Theresa, Beverly Hills; David Basalyga and wife Cristin, Mountain Top, PA; Michael Basalyga, Clark Summit, PA; Lori Hamilton and husband Robert, Alden, NY; his sister, Annette Sloan, Bridgeport, CT; 19 grandchildren; step daughter, Dr Patricia Laing and husband, Marcus, and family and friends in Nassau, Bahamas Private cremation care with Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


William Bassett

William J Bassett, 91, Inverness, FL
William J. Bassett, 91, of Inverness, passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at his home under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Born in Bristol, Connecticut on June 25, 1925 to the late William and Stella (Satkowsky) Bassett, he was a winter resident, permanently moving here in 2001 from Oregon. Mr. Bassett was a retired tool and die maker and a proud Navy Veteran of WWII. He enjoyed hunting and especially fishing, and loved playing cards and dice in the Biloxi Casinos. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Kim Reed and her husband, Richard, Karen Worthington, Alan Ault, Barbara Geary, Cheryl Wardega, Beth Mclver, and William Bassett; his brother and sister, Donald Bassett and Shirley Tabar; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Graveside services with Military Honors will be on Wednesday, May 10th at 11:30 AM from Florida National Cemetery with the Inverness V.F.W. #4337 Honor Guard officiating. Friends are invited to meet at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home at 9:30 AM and visit with the family. The procession will depart for the cemetery at 10:45 AM. Visit: ww.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Elaine Batson

Elaine M Batson, 73, Floral City, FL
Elaine Marie Batson, age 73, of Floral City, FL passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Elaine was born on August 7, 1943 in Herkimer, N.Y. to the late Frank and Elizabeth (Streeter) Shaut. She was married to George Batson with whom she shared 28 years of loving marriage. Elaine was employed as a teller for Bank of America for over 33 years and made Florida her home in 1975 after relocating from New York. Elaine and George settled in Floral City in 2009. A Methodist by faith, she was an officer for the American Legion Women's Auxiliary and a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Safety Harbor, FL. In her spare time Elaine loved to fish and go to yard sales. In addition to her husband George, those left to mourn Elaine's passing are her stepdaughter, Carla Todd of California; brothers: Frank Shaut of Cincinnati, OH, Bill Shaut of Herkimer, N.Y.; sisters: Julie Weaver of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Barbara Goodson of Herkimer, N.Y.; and 2 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Edith Baugher

Edith M Baugher, 62, Crystal River, FL
Edith Marie Baugher, 62, of Crystal River, FL passed away June 19, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. She was born in Plant City, FL on November 12, 1954 to the late John T. and Mary Doris (Strickland) Faulk. Edith was a Beautician, and arrived in this area in 2003, coming from Benton Harbor,MI. She loved taking care of her "fur babies", and enjoyed camping, gardening, and spending time outdoors. Edith held memberships in the American Legion Post # 237, Beverly Hills, FL, and the Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge #2013 in Homosassa, FL. She was preceded in death by her husband in 2011, Charles, one sister, Doris Jean Faulk. Left to cherish her memory is her loving life's partner, Randy Tharp of Crystal River; brother John K. Faulk of Allegan, MI, and sisters Karen Warner of Allegan, MI and Barbara Faulk Butler. A Celebration of Life Gathering of family and friends will take place at the family residence at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, is in charge of the arrangements.


Sean Baxter

Sean M Baxter, 19, Inverness, FL
Sean Mikell Baxter, 19, of Inverness was Promoted to Glory, leaving this life and entering the next, on Friday, June 9, 2017 as a result of serious injuries suffered in a vehicle accident on June 5, 2017. Sean was born in Evansville, IN, but lived most of his life in Citrus County. Sean is survived by his wife, Alexis Scinicariello Baxter; his son, Luke Baxter; his mother, Susan Collins; his brother, Johnny Baxter; his sister, Stasia Harmon; his grandparents, William and Betsy Collins; and a host of other relatives and friends. Sean had a difficult childhood that brought about in him a great sense of compassion for those who are hurting. It also caused him to develop a strong sense of justice and a willingness to help anyone in need. His playful spirit, fun-loving ways, inquisitiveness, and sense of adventure brought to him many friends; and his charismatic personality and bright smile would light up a room when he walked in. Sean was employed by AAA Concrete and Block of Citrus Springs. He worked hard, loved his wife, was amazed by his new son, and is a bright light that has left this world too soon. A Memorial Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, July 5th, at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Floral City, FL. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ruth Bieber

Ruth T Bieber, 98, Floral City, FL
Ruth T. Bieber, 98 of Floral City, passed away May 25, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto. Born in New Rochelle, NY on February 4, 1919 to the late Elbert and Minnie (Hanemann) Billups, she came to Florida in 1982 from North Babylon, NY. Mrs. Bieber was a long time member of the New Testament Baptist Church in Floral City. She was active with the children's ministries, and was secretary for the school. Left to cherish her memory are Richard (Bonnie) Gustafson of N.C., Joan Rodomista of N.Y., Bruce (Gail) Gustafson of N.V., Roy Gustafson of S.C., Jon (Cathy) Gustafson of N.Y. To include dearest family members in Florida: Sue (Paul) Hennessey, Renée (Gary) Sennes, Barbara Ramsey, Cathy (John) Sullivan, Roberta Redding, Davis Gustafson and all extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Harold in 1985. Funeral services for Ruth will be conducted on Friday, June 2nd at 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, with Pastor Ledford Hodges, of the New Testament Baptist Church, officiating. She will be buried at the Calverton National Cemetery in Calverton, NY, beside her husband. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness.


Miriam Biehl

Miriam I Biehl, 77, Archer, FL
Miriam I Biehl, 77, of Archer, FL, previously of Floral City, FL passed away May 8, 2017 at her residence in Archer. She was born in Indianapolis, IN on April 15, 1940 to the late Cecil and Josephine (Hamm) Richardson. Miriam was a salesperson for Cox Lumber, and arrived in this area in 1975, coming from Indiana. She was a life member of VFW Post 7122 in Floral City and enjoyed gardening, crocheting, bird watching, fishing, and loved growing roses. She was preceded in death by her loving husband William J. Biehl in 2006, and grandsons Teddy and Jackie. Left to mourn her loss are her children Carl E. King and his wife Trish of Archer, FL, William K. King of Toccoa, GA, and Karen Meghreblian and her husband Dave of Homossa, FL, sister Thelma J. Wesley of Economy, IN, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Kenneth Bischoff

Kenneth J Bischoff, 56, Inverness, FL
Kenneth James Bischoff, 56 of Inverness, died May 31, 2017. Ken was born on April 1, 1961 to the late Theodore and Pauline (King) Bischoff, in Northampton, MA, and he came to Florida in the early 1980's. He attended high school in Massachusetts. He is survived by: his wife of 23 years, Marie, of Inverness, his brother, Jim and his wife Mary Ann of Southampton, MA and nieces, nephews and cousins in Massachusetts and many friends locally. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Allan. Ken worked in the industrial field, sheet metal and electronics, most of his life. He enjoyed fishing, working on model cars and cooking. Ken had a good heart for people and animals. Following cremation, Ken's urn will buried in Massachusetts. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Brandi Blevins

Brandi M Blevins, 42, Hernando, FL
Brandi Marie Blevins, 42, of Hernando, FL passed away April 2, 2017 at her residence in Hernando. She was born in McAllen, TX on March 29, 1975 and arrived in this area in 2012, coming from Austin, TX. She was a homemaker and a Christian by faith. Brandi enjoyed listening to music, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Patricia Marie Blevins. She is survived by her daughters, Sylest Marie Cox of Hernando, and Tara Underwood of Dallas,Texas. Other survivors include her father Gene Blevins of Austin, TX and step-mother Susan Blevins; grandmother Dorothy Blevins; brothers Chad Blevins, Brian Murray, Paul Murray, and Michael Blevins; sister Terri Yeach; and 2 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


David Bogart

David W Bogart, 78, Inverness, FL
David William Bogart, 78 of Inverness, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at his son's home in Middleburg, FL. Mr. Bogart was born in Plainfield, NJ and had lived in Inverness since 1972. He retired after 30 years from Sears as an appliance repairman and for the past years has enjoyed fixing things around the house, listening to music, going to the beach and spending time with his family. He was a member of Crossgate Church of God in Inverness, where he played the organ, and was a faithful servant of God. Mr. Bogart is survived by his wife, Mary Bogart, son, Keith (Donna) Bogart, daughter, Delene (Darvin) Graham, four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Green Cove Springs. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Mary Bogart

Mary A Bogart, 74, Inverness, FL
Mary A. Bogart, 74 of Inverness, passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at home under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Mary was born on July 24, 1942 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, to the late John and Anna (Petruska) Yankovick. She and her husband David came to Citrus County in 1972 from Edison, New Jersey Mary was a secretary with the Public Defender's office in Inverness and was a member of the Church of God. She was a loving mother and enjoyed spending time with her family. Left to cherish her memory are her children: Keith Bogart and his wife, Donna of Middleburg, FL; Delene Graham and her husband Darvin of Inverness;brother Paul Kurtz, sisters: Fran Geiger, Debbie Schoen and Jen Robbins; she has four grandchildren and one great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, David on May 3, 2017. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Peter Braginton

Peter R Braginton, 94, Hernando, FL
Peter R. Braginton, 94, of Hernando, FL passed away April 10, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. He was born in Yorkshire, England on April 1, 1923 to the late Roy and Florrie (Hemingway) Braginton. Peter was an Electronics Engineer for Radeon Corp and arrived in this area in 1992, coming from Maine. He served this country honorably as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during WWII and the Korean Conflict. Peter was a Christian by faith, and was an avid reader, and enjoyed woodworking. He was preceded in death by one son, William Braginton, and one daughter, Vicki Whitney. He is survived by two sons, Peter Rodney Braginton, Jr. and his wife Linda of Vermont, and Asbury Pledger Braginton of Maine. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


June Brannelly

June M Brannelly, 78, Homosassa, FL
June M. Brannelly passed away on May 10, 2017 in Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. June was born in Passaic, N.J on November 24, 1938 to the late John F. and Ruth H. (nee Hilbert) Travers and retired after 25 yrs. from U.S. District Court in Newark, N.J. She moved to Walden Woods, Homosassa in 2004 from Monroe Township, N.J. She belonged to Walden Woods Red Hats, SVDP Society, American Irish Club, and volunteered at SVDP Thrift store in Spring Hill. She enjoyed knitting and playing cards with her friends. She is survived by husband, Tom of 21 years; her daughter, Carolyn Nielsen and grandchildren, Daniel and Brenna Nielsen; her sisters, Jacqueline Beardslee of Plano, Texas and Marge Cucci (Nick) of Oakridge, NJ; also her nieces, nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her step-son Richard Cunningham, her sister, Ruth Callahan and niece, Debbie Salonia. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Wednesday, May 17th at 10:00 AM from St Thomas The Apostle Catholic Church in Homosassa with Fr. Ronald Marecki, Celebrant. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery. The reposing hours are from 4:00 - 6:00 PM Tuesday at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the St. Vincent de Paul Society or the American Heart Association.


Lewis Brown

Lewis W Brown, 81, Inverness, FL
Lewis W. Brown, 81, of Inverness, FL passed away April 17, 2017 at Arbor Trail Health & Rehab in Inverness. He was born in Lawrenceburg, KY on March 20, 1936 to the late Romie and Nell (Dennis) Brown. Lewis was a Tool and Model Maker for IBM, and arrived in this area in 1991, coming from Hollywood, FL. He enjoyed fishing, drag racing, boating, and spending time outdoors. He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years Karol Brown. Other survivors include his children, Jeffrey W and Lewis D. Brown of NY, Andrea Batchelder of Black Island, RI, Jennifer A. Brown of New Jersey, and Natalie J. Enser of Buffalo, NY; sisters Betty J. and Anna J. Morris, and Nancy C. Bell; and several grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Wednesday, April 26, 3:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, with Pastor Keith Dendy of the First Baptist Church of Hernando officiating. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Lewis's urn will be laid to rest in Kentucky at a later date.


Theresa Brunjes

Theresa M Brunjes, 66, Beverly Hills, FL
Theresa Marie Brunjes, age 66, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Seven Rivers Hospital, Crystal River. Theresa was born on July 18, 1950 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to the late Arnold and Marie (Ottes) Olsen. In East Rockaway, N.Y. on April 18, 1972 she married Richard Brunjes, the love of her life, with whom she shared 45 years of loving marriage. Theresa worked as an Examiner for the Insurance Industry throughout her life and had been called on to work many of the of the larger claim issues in the past including Hurricane Andrew. In the 1970's, she began making regular trips to Florida to search for her and Richard's future retirement location. They made Beverly Hills, FL their home in July of 2007 after relocating from East Rockaway, N.Y. Theresa then worked as a volunteer for the Citrus County Sheriff's Department for 5 years. In her spare time she also enjoyed shopping, rearranging the furniture in her home, decorating and spending time with her husband. Theresa was an animal lover and had dedicated much of her time rescuing many cats and dogs over the years. In addition to her husband Richard, she is survived by one brother, two sisters and her 4 precious dogs: Lucy, Maggie, Macey and Tigger. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


David  Buzzell

David J Buzzell, 58, Inverness, FL
David John Buzzell, 58, Inverness, FL passed away April 20, 2017 at his residence in Inverness. He was born in Haverhill, MA on July 4, 1958 to the late David R. and Valerie E. (Spry) Buzzell. David was a Finance Manager, and arrived in this area in 2012, coming from Massachusetts. He was a Christian by faith, and loved boats and going to the lake. He is survived by a brother, Dan Buzzell of Tavernier, FL, and a sister, Crystal A. Buzzell. Pirvate cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Edward Carpenter

Edward J Carpenter, 82, Inverness, FL
Edward Joseph Carpenter, age 82, of Inverness, FL passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Edward was born on October 17, 1934 in Fort Wayne, IN to the late Abel and Dessie (Skinner) Carpenter. He was a Salesman for the Insurance Industry throughout his life. In September 1983 Edward married Gayle Wehrung Baker with whom he shared 33 years of marriage. They made Citrus County their home 12 years ago after relocating from Indiana. A Christian by faith, Edward attended worship services and was a Church Elder at the Shepherd's Way Cowboy Church in Lecanto. After retirement, Edward and Gayle traveled throughout the country in their camper and referred to themselves as "work campers". They would work at the various campsites in which they were staying for a month at a time before moving on to the next campground and adventure. Edward was an avid basketball fan and truly loved the game. He also enjoyed watching college football and loved playing golf for many years until his health no longer allowed him to hit the links. In addition to his loving wife Gayle, those left to mourn Edward's passing are his sons: Ed Carpenter, Jr. and his wife Brenda of Massillon, OH, Tony Carpenter of Brewster, OH; daughters: Mary Schoeppner and her husband Mike of Tampa, FL, Sheri Tucker and her husband Rick of Carrollton, OH, Carrie Brown and her husband Stu of Nettie, W.V., Tracy Williams and her husband Jermaine of Massillon, OH; stepson, Glenn Baker of Brooksville, FL; 20 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. A Celebration of Edward's life is planned for Friday, May 26, 2017 at 3:00 PM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Dave Shirkey of the Shepherd's Way Cowboy Church of Lecanto officiating. Friends are invited to join the family in visitation beginning at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Welton Clay

Welton K Clay, 94, Inverness, FL
Welton K. Clay, 94, Inverness passed away suddenly at home on June 19, 2017. Mr Clay was born on March 26, 1923 in Stallo, MS to the late William and Nanabelle (Farrish) Clay and came to Florida in 1986 from Deer Park, NY. He was a retired meat cutter and served our country in the U.S. Navy, both during WW II and Korea. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 32 years, CarolAnn (Cammarata) Clay; 2 sons, Steven Clay and wife Cathy of Brunswick Hills, OH; Glenn Clay and wife Mary, St James, NY; 1 daughter, CarolAnn Giordano, Hernando, FL; 1 sister, Margaret Bailey, Milledgeville, GA; 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 2:30 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Kennie Berger officiating. Additional services and burial will follow in Calverton National Cemetery. Friends may call at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home on Friday from 1:00 PM until the hour of service.


Donald Clayton

Donald H Clayton, 83, Inverness, FL
Donald Henry Clayton, 83, of Inverness, FL passed away April 30, 2017 at Crown Court Assisted Living Facility in Inverness. He was born in Chicago, IL on October 6, 1933 to the late Henry and Delores (Remirez) Clayton. Donald served honorably in the U.S. Army, and was a furniture upholsterer. He arrived in this area in 1996, coming from St. Petersburg, FL. He was Christian by faith, and attended Riverside Christian Fellowship Church in Hernando. He enjoyed train traveling, and spending time outdoors. Donald was preceded in death by one sister, Marjorie Randall. Other survivors include one son, John Judge of Rock Island, TN; 2 daughters, Donna Giera of Hernando, and Denise DeShong of Spring Hill, FL; 9 grandchildren, Isabelle, Tyler, Jamie, Steven, Stephanie, Michael, Danielle, Jessica, and David; and 4 great-grandchildren. Donald's urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Patricia Cloward

Patricia L Cloward, 88, Inverness, FL
Patricia Lois Cloward, 88 of Inverness passed away at her home on April 14, 2017 under the loving care of her family. She was born in Dorchester, MA on December 7, 1928 to the late Bruno and Josephine (Pezzati) Ferroli, the first of two daughters. She attended Boston Latin School and Simmons College, earning her degree in Library Science. She began her library career in Connecticut. She then provided personal library service for the sick and wounded during the Korean War at Saint Albans Naval Hospital in Queens, New York. It was there that she met her husband, George Cloward and they were married on August 31, 1952. After moving to Huntington, LI, NY, Patricia served as a school librarian for several years before working as a librarian for the Huntington Historical Society. She was elected to the Board of Trustees for the South Huntington Public Library and participated in the expansion of that system. Patricia moved with her husband George to Inverness in 1983. Although retired from professional life, Patricia was a devoted volunteer. She joined the Inverness Highlands South and West Civic Association and immediately began serving in their sheriff-sponsored Surveillance unit. She also joined the Special Library District Advisory Board from 1987 through 1991, during a planned expansion. Patricia became a vocal community representative before weekly meetings of the Citrus County Board of Commissioners and served on the Zoning Board of Adjustment from 1987 through 1990. She helped to write and edit the "Highlander" a free monthly tabloid distributed for seven years in the Inverness Highlands. Patricia served on the Planning and Development Review Board for two years from 1990 through 1992. She organized and participated in Lifeline, a daily call service for the benefit of seniors and other disabled residents who lived alone. The service was supported by Surveillance and the Sheriff's Department. Finally she was President of the Highlands Civic Association and Chairperson of the Citrus County Council in 1990 and 1995 respectively. Married for 64 years upon her death, Patricia is lovingly remembered by her husband, George "Lee" Cloward, her daughter, Rachel Lea Cloward, her sister, Janet Claire Borgman, her many nieces and nephews and other family as well as the many friends she has enjoyed in Florida. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 3:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, with Fr. Tim Cummings from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church officiating.


Richard Colvin

Richard W Colvin, 97, Inverness, FL
Richard "Dick" Warren Colvin, Sr. 97, Inverness passed away at home on April 11, 2017. Dick was born in June 5, 1919 in Oak Park,IL to the late Edward A. and Pearl (Mead) Colvin and came here in 1968 from Wisconsin. He was a retired Personnel Director for Trent Tube, Inc. in East Troy, WI. After moving to Florida, he was employed at the Withlacoochee Technical College as an Occupational Therapist, and a sales representative for Brown's Dodge, Chrysler, Plymouth. Dick served our country in the U.S. Navy. Active in the community, he volunteered for Meals on Wheels and Citrus Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. He enjoyed spending time with his family and was an avid Chicago White Sox , Green Bay Packers, NASCAR, and Florida Gators fan. He and his wife, Anita, are 49 year members of the First United Methodist Church of Inverness. He also was a member of the Floral City VFW Post 7122. Left to cherish his memory is his devoted wife of 75 years, Anita Martinson Colvin, Inverness; 2 children, Richard Colvin, Jr and wife, Stephanie of New Berlin, WI; Vicki Martin and her husband, Butch of Hernando; 6 grandchildren: Kara Elson, Cory (Meg) Colvin, Joel Martin, Tony (Leslie) Colvin, Travis (Erica) Colvin, Olivia Colvin; 10 great grandchildren: Regan Elson, Kyrsten Elson, Isabel Colvin, Osbourne Colvin, Owen Colvin, Lucy Colvin, Benjamin Colvin, Claire Colvin, Nora Colvin, and Beau Colvin. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted Tuesday,April 18th at 1:00 PM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Rev Sarah Campbell, pastor of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Military Burial Honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12 noon until the hour of service


Sanford Condon

Sanford H Condon, 95, Lecanto, FL
Sanford Henry Condon, peacefully passed away into the loving arms of his Father on his 95th birthday, June 12, 2017. He was surrounded by his family at Hospice House of Citrus and The Nature Coast. Sanford, known as "Sanny" by his neighbors and friends, was born in Parker, IN on June 12, 1922. He worked in Auburn, IN at Warner Gear which later became Borg Warner, beginning as a minimum-wage employee and retiring in 1987 as Plant Manager of Quality Control. Upon his retirement, he moved to Inverness to enjoy golf and time with his family. He was also able to travel to England, Arizona, Alaska, New York, Holland, Canada, Panama and Colorado and took numerous cruises. Sanford was a thirty-second degree Mason and a member of the Elks, the First United Methodist Church of Inverness and Point O' Woods Golf Club. He loved to golf, do yard work and watch the Gators and the Tampa Bay Rays. There are not enough adjectives to describe his amazing character, but suffice it to say he was kind, generous, humorous, patriotic and well liked by all who knew him. Sanford was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Helen Condon, his sister, Mary Jerrell, his brothers, Thomas and Cappy and his wife, Mary Jane. Sanford is survived by his two daughters, Wendy Hall and Sandra Slick as well as Wendy's husband, Gaston Hall. He has 3 grandsons, Adam Hapner, Bryan Slick, and Gregory Slick. He has a nephew, Chris Condon. Sanford has eleven great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Sanny will truly be missed by his family and friends. In lieu of flowers, Sanny would appreciate contributions to the First United Methodist Church, 1140 Turner Camp Road, Inverness, FL 34453. Interment will be by his wife in Auburn, IN at a later time. Friends may call in visitation on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 3:00 PM until the Celebration of Life Service at 4:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness, with Rev. Sarah Campbell, officiating. A Masonic service will follow, conducted by Masonic Memorial Lodge #119.


Avis Conley

Avis M Conley, 90, Beverly Hills, FL
Avis M. Conley, age 90, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Avis was born on February 21, 1927 in Somerville, MA to the late Percy Douglas and Laura Marie (Smith) Wagner. On July  8, 1948 she married Arthur Thomas Conley, Sr. with whom she shared 57 loving years of marriage until his passing on January 31, 2006. Avis and Arthur made Citrus County, FL their home in 1986 after relocating from Billerica, MA. A Catholic by faith, she was a parishioner of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Beverly Hills, FL. Avis was a homemaker throughout her life and an Auxiliary Member of the Beverly Hills VFW Post #10087. Additionally, she was a member of the New England Club of Beverly Hills, FL and Moose Lodge #2112, Inverness, FL. Those left to mourn Avis' passing are her children: William D. Conley and his wife Debbie of Dublin, VA., Donna Marie Pisari and her husband Michael of Stoneham, MA., Lawrence A. Conley and his longtime girlfriend Heidi Jeffrey of Woburn, MA., Mary Frances Lysik and her husband Michael of Yorba Linda, CA, Arthur T. Conley, Jr. and his wife Deb of Dracut, MA; brother, Lawrence Orville Wagner of Palm Harbor, FL; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Avis was preceded in death by one son, Thomas E. Conley and her sister Louise (Wagner) Parker. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 10:00 AM from Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Beverly Hills, FL with Fr. Erwin Belgica, Celebrant. Avis' urn will be laid to rest alongside her husband at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at  a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.  


Elizabeth Downey

Elizabeth Downey, 88, Inverness, FL
Elizabeth "Betty" Downey, 88, Inverness passed away April 13, 2017. Mrs Downey was born in Hartford, CT on June 20, 1928 to the late John and Anne (Lavery) Young and came here 20 years ago from Simsbury, CT. She was a retired educator, having taught high school students for 20 years and was a member of St Margaret's Episcopal Church. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 67 years, Porter Downey, Inverness; 2 children, Lynne Goldsmith and her husband, Robert of Dothan, AL and Janice Donoghue and her husband, Michael of Plandome, NY; 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Graveside services will be Tuesday, April 18th at 10:00 AM from the St Margaret's Episcopal Church All Saints Memorial Gardens with Fr. Eugene Reuman officiating. Chas E Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family.


"Skip"  Drake

"Skip" H Drake, 79, Floral City, FL
Grover H. "Skip" Drake, 79, Floral City passed away June 9, 2017 at home under the care of his family and Hospice of Citrus & Nature Coast. "Skip" was born in Jasper County, IN on June 1, 1938 to the late Grover Henry and Theresa Rose (Huisel) Drake and came to Citrus County in 1987 from California after retiring as a Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy with over 20 years if service. He was a Life Member of V.F.W. Post 7122 in Floral City. He enjoyed fishing on the canal behind his home in Floral City and in earlier years, working on his car. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 18 years, Candy (Bland) Drake of Floral City; his daughter, Dawn Horton and her husband "Mo" of Charleston, SC; 3 brothers, 1 sister; 2 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Graveside services with Military Honors are scheduled for Friday, June 16th, 2:30 PM from Florida National Cemetery with VFW Post 7122 and a Hospice Chaplain officiating. Friends may meet on Friday at 1:00 PM at Chas E Davis Funeral Home to visit the family. The procession will leave for the cemetery at 1:45 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Rodney Dyer

Rodney O Dyer, 68, Inverness, FL
Rodney Olian Dyer, age 68, of Inverness, FL passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 while surrounded by his loving family at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Rodney was born on October 22, 1948 in Rangeley, ME to the late Olian and Geraldine (Guay) Dyer. He made Citrus County his home 18 years ago after relocating from Falls Village, CT. In his spare time he enjoyed bowling, playing cribbage and horseshoes. Rodney loved cars and was especially a fan of Chrysler automobiles. He will be remembered as a kind, loving and generous man who was not only a friend but a father figure to many people that knew him and will be missed dearly. Rodney's loss will be mourned by his son, Gerald "Gary" Dyer of Inverness, FL; daughter, Allison Palmer of Canan, CT; sisters: Norma Angelos of Eagle Lake, FL and Judith Rosenberg of Las Vegas, NV; grandaughters: Amberly, Natalie and Hazel Palmer of Canan, CT. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Kathryn Eddleston

Kathryn C Eddleston, 67, Homosassa, FL
Kathryn C. Eddleston, age 67, of Homosassa, FL passed away at her residence on June 1, 2017. Kathryn was born in Savannah, GA on October 15, 1949 to Elsie (Rivers) Schaaf and the late John A. Schaaf, II. She owned and operated the Sweetwater Casino Restaurant in Sweetwater, NJ, which was named an eastern seaboard top 100 restaurant by Esquire and Gourmet magazines. Kathryn was quite the adventurer. She participated in a 2 month Rally Race across South America with her husband, was a licensed skydiver, had her pilot's license and was a PADI master scuba instructor. Kathryn was a volunteer at the Crystal River State Park and worked with their Manatee program. She was also a lab tech and diver for Dynasty Marine and a tropical fish distributor. Kathryn was only the 2nd woman in New York history to achieve the title of Grand Excelsior for the Elk's Lodge. She also enjoyed traveling extensively throughout her life. Those left to mourn Kathryn's passing are her son, Richard Charles Coleman, Jr and his fiancee' Joanna Williams of Marathon, FL; mother, Elsie of Savannah, GA; brother, John A. Schaaf III of Savannah, GA; grandchildren: Christian Joshua Schaaf-Coleman, Skyler Jewel Coleman; nephew, Evan Schaaf; cousins: Jamie Brown of Clearwater, FL and Eric Culberson of Savannah, GA; and best friend and caregiver, David S. "Rock" Reczek. Kathryn was preceded in death by her husband of over 20 years, Daniel Eddleston and sister, Paulette Schaaf. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Rebecca Edwards

Rebecca A Edwards, 52, Bushnell, FL
Rebecca Ann Edwards, 52, of Bushnell, FL went to heaven on May 13, 2017 from Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL. She was born in West Covina, CA on May 23, 1964 and arrived in the Bushnell area in 2016, coming from Plant City, FL. She worked as an R.V. resort manager, was a Catholic by faith, and loved spending time with her family and friends. Rebecca is survived by her daughter, Tarrah Edwards of Plant City, FL; brothers David and Dane Garcia; sisters Rechelle Millward, Regina Simpson, and Requel Martinez; her parents Rufino and Carolyn Garcia; and 1 grandchild Christian Edwards and a great many nieces and nephews. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Joseph Egbert

Joseph R Egbert, 62, Ocala, FL
Joseph Robert Egbert, 62, Ocala, formerly of Inverness passed away at Legacy House (Hospice) in Ocala on March 25, 2017. Joseph was born on January 20, 1955 in Jersey City, NJ to Charles E. and Joan (Borer) Egbert, Sr. He moved here from Jersey City in 1980. He worked as a painter in both commercial and residential construction and was of the Catholic Faith. He is survived by his mother, Joan Egbert of Inverness; 5 brothers, Charles Egbert, Jr.; Donald B. Egbert, Arthur D. Egbert, Robert W. Egbert, and Eric P. Egbert, all of Inverness; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Egbert, Sr June 13, 1997 and his brother, George Egbert on April 11, 1990. Private cremation arrangements under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Glenna Espinoza

Glenna J Espinoza, 55, Dade City, FL
Glenna Jean Espinoza, age 55, of Dade City, FL passed away Saturday, May 19, 2017 at Bayfront Hospital in Brooksville, FL. Glenna was born on January 8, 1962 in Brooksville, FL to the late Kelley and Carolyn (Wilson) Collins. A Christian by faith, she attended worship services at the Church of God in Christ, Trilby, FL. In her spare time Glenna enjoyed crocheting, trying out different styles of makeup on herself and getting her nails done. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and taking them to the park. Those left to mourn Glenna's passing are her daughter, Lupita Fernandez and her husband Raul of Floral City, FL; brothers: Bobby Gaddis and his wife Rebecca of Zephyrhills, FL and Jeff Collins; sisters: Jeannette Cadena and her husband Angel of Dade City, FL, Edie Collins and Rene Collins; grandchildren: Jesus, Ricardo and Juliya. Graveside services for Glenna will take place on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, FL. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Thomas Fisher

Thomas E Fisher, 69, Hernando, FL
Reverend Thomas E. Fisher, 69, of Hernando, FL departed to be home with his Lord on April 16, 2017.  He was born in Ashland, PA on June 13, 1947 to the late Edwin Morris and Sabina Cecelia (McDonald) Fisher.  Tom was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and achieved success in several businesses while obtaining his bachelor's and master's degrees. He was ordained as a minister in the Assemblies of God and served at Evangel Church, Scotch Plains, NJ before founding New Horizon Christian Fellowship in Hillsborough, NJ.  Tom arrived in this area in 2003 from Hillsborough, NJ.  He served at Calvary Church, Inverness, FL and at Reflections Church in Citrus Springs, FL.  He loved making memories with his children and grandchildren, teaching the Bible, and exploring beaches in FL, was active in the Marine Corps League, became a CCW instructor, and took up baking. He was preceded in death by one brother, Gerard Fisher.  Tom is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Mary Anne Fisher.  Other survivors include his daughters, Kathleen Michelle Fisher and her husband Michael Kullen of Havertown, PA, Rebecca Anne Fisher of Hernando, FL, and Emily Jane Uderman and her husband John of Milford, NJ; brothers James Fisher and Edwin Fisher; sisters Marie Wynne, Catherine Novy, Eileen Ducey, Bernadette Fisher, and Mary Boxter; and 7 grandchildren.  A graveside service with military honors is scheduled for Thursday, April 27, 2:30 P.M. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.  A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, April 29, 1:00 P.M. at Reflections Church, 9757, N. Citrus Springs Blvd, Citrus Springs.  Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is in charge of arrangements.


Donald Gatz

Donald P Gatz, 87, Land-O-Lakes, FL
Donald Paul Gatz, 87, of Land-O-Lakes, FL, previously of Hernando, FL, passed away June 2, 2017 at Brighton Gardens of Tampa. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA on September 11, 1929 to the late Joseph N. and Dolores E. (Yellig) Gatz. Don was an Insurance Sales Manager for Fireman's Fund Insurance, and arrived in Safety Harbor, Florida in 1976 from Greensboro, NC. He attended Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills, FL. and was a devoted Catholic. Don was an Eagle Scout, a U.S. Army veteran and held memberships in the Benevolent Order of the Elks # 2522, Inverness, FL, American Legion Post # 0077, VFW Post 4252 in Hernando, FL, The Citrus Hills Men's Golf Association, the Knight's of Columbus of Erie, PA. , and the Fraternal Order of Eagles of Pittsburgh and Erie PA. He enjoyed golfing, woodworking, reading, and was a baseball and basketball coach. He is survived by his loving wife, Deniece Gatz. He is preceded in death by his first wife Mary Elizabeth and also survived by their five children Donald J. Gatz and his wife Connie of Herndon, VA, Debra M. Gatz of Tampa, FL, Deedee Gatz of Tampa, FL, Denise A. Robinson and her husband Carroll of Philadelphia, PA, and Dave Gatz and his wife Ileana of Land-O-Lakes, FL. Don has 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, 11:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills. Burial will be at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. following the mass. The family will be receiving friends in visitation on Thursday, 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. and from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness. FL. After the burial, there will be a reception at the Citrus Hills Golf Club in Inverness.


Ralph Gentile, Jr.

Ralph E Gentile, Jr., 74, Oxford, FL
Ralph E. Gentile, Jr., age 74 of Oxford, FL passed way Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Promise Hospital of Florida, Oxford, FL. Ralph was born on August 1, 1942 in New London, CT to the late Lillian (Herman) and Ralph E. Gentile, Sr. He worked as a Maintenance Welder in the Stainless Steel Pipe Manufacturing Industry throughout his lifetime. Ralph moved to Pompano Beach, FL in 1962 and eventually made Oxford, FL his home in 1981. On August 1, 2014 he married Carolyn (Tubbs) with whom he enjoyed spending his time and taking for rides on his Harley Davidson. Ralph and Carolyn also enjoyed fishing and camping together. In addition to his wife Carolyn, Ralph is survived by his daughter, Melissa Gentile of Martinsville, VA; stepdaughter, Catherine Mixon and her husband Russell of Hampton, S.C.; stepson, Stephen Alaounis of Hilton Head, S.C.; and 5 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


June Goodwin

June N Goodwin, 71, Inverness, FL
June N. Goodwin, 71, Inverness, FL passed away March 26, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. She was born in Clay County, W. VA on July 26, 1945 to the late Chelsea and Ella (Ramsey) Nottingham. June was a bookkeeper for the family owned tile business, and arrived in this area in 1962, coming from Clay County, W. VA. She was a Baptist by faith, and enjoyed traveling, communicating, and spending time with her family, especially her granddaughter. She is survived by her loving husband Charles Goodwin, Sr. of Inverness. Other survivors include her sons, Thomas and Charles Goodwin of Inverness, and 1 grandchild. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Earl Greensweight

Earl J Greensweight, 68, Inverness, FL
Earl J. Greensweight, age 68, of Inverness, FL passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Earl was born on August 3, 1948 in Pottstown, PA to the late Alvin and Mabel (Freed) Greensweight. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and went on to work as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic after his military service. On August 4, 1998 he married Lois (Isaacs) with whom he shared 19 wonderful years of marriage. They made Citrus County, FL their home 3 years ago after Earl finally convinced Lois to relocate from New Jersey. This choice was made after visiting Lois's 92 year old Aunt Helen Blum, who was a longtime resident in Inverness and with whom they had spent many hours. Earl loved her like his own. He was a longtime biker and enjoyed getting out and riding with Lois every Sunday and enjoyed working in the yard. Earl was also known to be extremely helpful to his neighbors and friends. In addition to his loving wife Lois, Earl's passing will be mourned by his sons: Earl Greensweight, Jr. and Christopher (Nicole) Greensweight, both of New Jersey; stepdaughters: Debbie (Dennis) Dolbow of Edgewater, FL, Cindy Granato of Bridgeton, N.J., Pam (Joe) Arcara of Bridgeton, N.J., Patsy (Bryan) Counsellor of Buckhead, GA; sister, Bertha Robinson of New Jersey; grandchildren: Riley, Grayson, Mya, Gabriel, Quinn, Greysen, Dana, Dennis II, Aaron, Carley, Francesca, Sebastiano, Ethen, Shelby; great-grandchildren: Rose, June; lifelong friends: Gary Mosher, Danny Cugler, Buddy Walters, Bob Cannizzaro; and his very special Chocolate Lab, Duke. Earl's family plan to lay his urn to rest at the Salem County Veterans Cemetery in Pilesgrove Township New Jersey at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Oscar Gundersen

Oscar J Gundersen, 81, Floral City, FL
Oscar J. Gundersen, age 81, of Floral City, FL passed away June 4, 2017 at Citrus Health and Rehab of Inverness. Oscar was born on December 26, 1935 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to the late Oscar L. and Catherine (Vedda) Gundersen. He was a Veteran of the United States Air Force and went on to work as a Mechanic. Oscar was married to Loretta F. Gundersen for 51 years until her passing on December 22, 2010. They made Citrus County their home in 1973 after relocating from Pinellas Park, FL. In his spare time, Oscar enjoyed fishing, NASCAR and internet gambling. Those left to cherish Oscar's memory are his daughters: Penny Gundersen, Jode Gundersen and Margaret Farmer, all of Floral City, FL. He will also be mourned by his sister, Catherine Salvaggio of St. Petersburg, FL; grandchildren: Allen Howes and his wife Ellen of Floral City, FL, Shawn Gundersen and his wife Ali of Inverness, FL, Timothy Atkinson and his wife Annie of Ybor City, FL; great grandsons: Zachary, Grayson, Griffin; great granddaughter, Madison and many other extended family members. In addition to his loving wife Loretta, Oscar was preceded in death by daughter, Tammy Gundersen in 1969. Oscar's urn will be laid to rest with his wife Loretta at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Faye Hallenbeck

Faye M Hallenbeck, 77, Inverness, FL
Faye Marie Hallenbeck, 77, Inverness, FL passed away April 15, 2017 at her residence in Inverness. She was born in Watertown, NY on October 26, 1939 to the late Dorcey and Malvina (Colomb) Duprey. Faye was a homemaker and arrived in this area in 1984, coming from Schenectady, NY. She was a Catholic by faith, and enjoyed reading, playing golf, and loved spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Raymond H. Hallenbeck in 2013. Faye is survived by her son Michael Hallenbeck and his wife Jennifer of Salt Lake City, UT, and daughter Vicki Ricker of Inverness; one brother, Wayne Duprey and his wife Sharyl of San Angelo, TX; 4 grandchildren, Douglas, Stephanie, Samantha, and Sean; and 2 great-grandchildren, Weston and Mikayla. Pirvate cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Irene Harrell

Irene J Harrell, 90, Inverness, FL
Irene J. Harrell, 90, Inverness passed away June 6, 2017 at home under the loving care of her family and Hospice. Mrs Harrell was born in Tampa, FL on March 18, 1927 to the late Claude and Golda (Brown) Jackson and lived in Tampa for many years prior to moving to Hernando and Citrus Counties. She was a retired telephone operator, having worked for the original GTE Telephone Company. Her passion and hobby was making antique porcelain dolls complete with clothing. She was an extremely talented seamstress. Irene enjoyed traveling with her family, having made 3 trips to Hawaii alone, not to mention many other locations. Left to cherish her memory are her two children, Joseph Nolan Jr. and his wife, Esther of Brooksville, FL; Pamela Harrell of Inverness; 1 sister, Mary Criswell; 2 grandchildren, Chip and Laura Harrell; 3 great grandchildren, Shelbi Wild, Alexis Cassidy, and Andrew Brinn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph N. Harrell, Sr. on March 18, 2014. A Celebration of Life Service is planned for Friday, June 9, 2017 at 4:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Dr. Leary Willis, Jr. officiating. Burial will be private in Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday at the funeral home from 2:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464


Helen Helke

Helen Helke, 90, Inverness, FL
Helen Helke, age 90 of Inverness, passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Citrus Health & Rehab Center. Helen was born on October 19, 1926 in Baltimore, Maryland, to the late Frank and Helen (Stanczyk) Jakubiak. She and her late husband, George, came here in 1975 from Garwood, New Jersey. She was employed for Tingley Rubber in New Jersey. Helen was an active parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Church in Inverness where she was an Eucharist Minister, she helped with the Respite Program, the Helping Hands at Our Lady of Fatima. Many years ago, Helen and her husband, George, would sell rope at the Howard's Flea Market, and as a result, all of the rope around the church was provided by them. Left to cherish her memory are her sister, Rita Priestley of Wenatchee, WA; her brother, Frank Jacobs, and several nieces and nephews. Helen had several close friends in Citrus County including Pat Donahue. She was preceded in death by her husband, George on February 23, 1992, sister Theresa Kilgour in January 2017 and her brother Joseph. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 11:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Claudius Mganga, Celebrant. Burial will follow at Magnolia Cemetery in Lecanto. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness from 9:00 AM until 10:45 when the procession will leave for Mass.


Clifford Hendrickson

Clifford L Hendrickson, 62, Inverness, FL
Clifford Lee Hendrickson, 62 Inverness passed away at home on April 19, 2017 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast. Mr. Hendrickson was born in Amityville, New York on April 21, 1954 to George and Lena (Paini) Hendrickson and came to this area in 1986 from Long Island, NY. He retired as a technician from the heating and air conditioning business and was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. He enjoyed playing his drums, collecting stamps, and working with his metal detector. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 43 years, Joan Gunther Hendrickson; 3 children, Cliff Hendrickson and wife Pam, Hernando; Brian Hendrickson and wife Erin, Inverness; Jillian Hendrickson and her fiance Adam, Orlando, FL; his father, George of Inverness; 1 brother, George Hendrickson, Brooksville, FL; 2 grandchildren, Meagan and Trey Hendrickson. He was predeceased by his mother, Lena, and his brother and sister, Warren and Diane Hendrickson. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 2:00 PM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Deacon Steve Kurylowicz officiating. Burial will follow in Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, FL. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday evening from 6-8 PM where Deacon Steve will conduct a Wake Vigil Service at 7:30 PM


Randolph Hernandez

Randolph L Hernandez, 63, Floral City, FL
Randolph Lee "Randy" Hernandez, 63, of Floral City, FL passed away April 16, 2017 at his residence in Floral City. He was born in Bronx, NY on November 28, 1953 to the late Jose and Evangeline Hernandez. Randy was a tile setter in the flooring industry and a Catholic by faith. He arrived in this area in 1974, coming from Long Island, NY. Randy enjoyed watching old movies, fixing cars, building websites, and was a big Yankees fan. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Hernandez. Randy is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Barbara Hernandez. Other survivors include his children, Randy Hernandez and his wife Heather of Lakeland, FL, and Raquel Hernandez of Inverness, FL; brother Richard Hernandez; sister Roxanne Mann; and 2 grandchildren, Isaac Hernandez and Leah Hermann. A Gathering of Family and Friends for Randy is scheduled for Saturday, 11:00 A.M. until 12:00 A.M at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Kendra Huffman

Kendra J Huffman, 65, Floral City, FL
Kendra "Kim" J. Huffman, age 65, of Floral City, FL passed away Monday, May 15, 2017 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL. Kim was born on May 2, 1952 in Mansfield, OH to the late Roy Atley and Clarabell (Neighbors) Huffman. Throughout her professional career, she had worked as a cook and as a heavy equipment operator in road construction. Kim made Citrus County, FL her home in 1984 after moving from Mansfield, OH and enjoyed, fishing, boating and going to flea markets in her spare time. Kim is survived by her children: Kimberly Hayward and Roy Thompson, both of Floral City, FL and Robert Thompson and John Conn, both of Mansfield, OH; sister, Ellen Sutter of North Carolina; and a great many grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to her parent's, Kim was preceded in death by two sisters, Sandra Huffman and Mary Ellison. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


James Jones

James R Jones, 84, Floral City, FL
James R. Jones, 84, of Floral City, FL passed away April 13, 2017 at Arbor Trail Rehab & Nursing in Inverness, FL. He was born in Cincinnati, OH on May 11, 1932 to the late Clare F. and Hilda B. (Law) Jones. James was a long distance truck driver and arrived in this area 5 years ago, coming from Bradenton, FL. He was a Christian by faith, and loved spending time with his family friends. James is survived by his daughter, Carolyn Lehman of Gelina, Ohio, and his sister, Hilda Young of Inverness, FL.; and 2 grandchildren, Matthew and Mark. Graveside services for James are scheduled for Monday, 11:00 A.M. at Fountains Memorial Park in Homosassa, FL, with Pastor Tim Stine, from the Harvest Baptist Church in Lake Panasoffkee, officiating. Family and friends will meet at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, at 9:30 A.M. and depart the funeral home at 10:00 A.M. to proceed to the cemetery.


John "Jack" Joyce

John "Jack" W Joyce, 91, Hernando, FL
John "Jack" William Joyce, age 91, of Hernando, FL passed away Thursday, June 15, 2017 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Jack was born on October 31, 1925 in Toronto, Canada to the late John George and Winnifred (Payne) Joyce. He proudly served in the Canadian Military and made Hernando, FL his home in 1997. A Christian by faith, he was a parishioner of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Inverness. Those left to mourn Jack's passing include his son, John Joyce of Hypoluxo, FL; daughter, Jill Joyce of Landrum, S.C.; brother, Ken Joyce of Ontario, Canada; and sister, Audrey Pile of Cleveland, OH. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is planned for Friday, June 23, 2017 at 1:00 PM from Cornerstone Baptist Church with Reverend Greg Kell officiating. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Joan Keisel

Joan C Keisel, 84, Floral City, FL
Joan C. Keisel, 84, Floral City, FL passed away March 26, 2017 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL. She was born in Brooklyn, NY on March 13, 1933 to the late Gustav and Randi (Sogermand) Grondsund. Joan was a homemaker, and a Protestant by faith. She arrived in this area in 1984, coming from West Babylon, NY and enjoyed knitting, going shopping with friends, and going to the casino. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Raymond C. Keisel, Jr. in 2003, and one son, Karl E. Keisel on 2011. Survivors include her son, Raymond C. Keisel III of Floral City; 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Shirley Kelly

Shirley L Kelly, 86, Inverness, FL
Shirley L. Kelly, 86 of Inverness, passed away Monday, June 12, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto. Shirley was born in Waterbury, Connecticut on October 25, 1930 to the late Russell and Marguerite Dixon, and came to Citrus County in 1986 from there. She was employed at an electronics factory and was a member of the Grace Bible Fellowship Church. Shirley loved to knit and crochet and she was always a very sociable person. She was friendly with everyone. Left to cherish her memory are her children: John Kelly of Plantsville, Connecticut and Linda Hostetler of Watertown, Connecticut, her brother, Everett Dixon and sister, Erma Dixon both of Canada; 5 grandchildren: John Lupucy, Jessica Gerra, Marissa Brown, Stacey Camp, and Russell Kelly; 6 great grandchildren: Maya Hostetler, Isabella Brown, Liliana Brown, Joe Camp, Aidan Gerra, and Daphne Gerra; and her good friend Ruth Frum of Inverness. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, John J. Kelly in 2002, her granddaughter, Jennifer in 1981, her brother, Dennis and sister, Ginny. Shirley's urn will be interred beside her husband at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell at a later date. Private arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory of Inverness. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Rena King

Rena D King, 54, Inverness, FL
Rena Kay King, 54, Inverness, passed away peacefully on April 12, 2017 at the Citrus Health & Rehab Center. Rena was born April 14, 1962 to the late Wesley and Geraldine (Rowe) Brown in Muncie, IN. In 1969, she moved to Florida with her family. She was formerly employed at the Citrus County Chronicle as the Classified Advertising Manager. Family was Rena's passion and how lucky she was to have such a large one. She lived each day to be surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Rena was blessed to assist in the delivery of six of her grandchildren, all of which were born at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Holly and David say she was a true gift to have in the delivery room and was the most amazing coach during labor and delivery. Right along with her love for family, she had a great interest in learning about her Cherokee and Native American heritage. She spent many years assisting her sisters in putting together their family tree and during this time, she became a member of the Cherokee Nation Turtle Clan. Rena loved to sing and during her adolescence, she was a member of her father's church and was part of the quartet. Rena's love for God was always above all; she truly believed in the Great Spirit in The Sky. Left to cherish her memory are 4 children, David King and wife Sabrina of Inverness; Holly Hartley and husband Nathan of Citrus Springs; Danny King of Jacksonville; Debra Smith and husband Jeff of Lake City, FL; 1 brother, Wesley Brown, Homosassa; 4 sisters, Cynthia Higginbottom and Sharon Smithers, both of Tennessee; Debbie Myers, Chiefland, FL; Madonna Sharpe of Iowa; 12 grandchildren, Noah, Gracee, Juliet, Savannah, Lily, Dawson, Paige, Nicholas, Devin, Kobe, Jennifer, and Ashley. She was predeceased by her husband, George J. King, Jr. on August 19, 2015; a brother and sister, Kenneth and Rose Brown. Graveside services will be conducted from Oak Ridge Cemetery on Tuesday, April 25th at 11:00 AM with Jason Wetherington officiating. The Chas E Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family.


Milda Lamb

Milda Lamb, 84, formerly of Inverness, FL
Milda Lamb, 84, formerly of Inverness, FL passed away April 10, 2017 in St. Anthony’s Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL. A native of Riga, Latvia, she was born June 25, 1932 to the late Voldemars and Ede (Zalite) Gutmanis. Milda traveled from Latvia to Denmark, Denmark to Canada, and Canada to Florida, all in the hopes of creating a better life for her family. She later retired as a Medical Secretary and resided in Morganton, NC. Known by her family and friends as Millie / Milda / G’Ma / Grandma Lamb, she was always giggling, enjoyed ballroom dancing, a sweet treat fanatic, and an incredibly loving matriarch. She lived a full life of traveling, dancing, raising children, spoiling grandkids, and was fortunate enough to become a great grandmother. Easter visits were a special time for Milda and her family with lots of laughter and playing the “egg cracking” game. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Lamb; her son, Ronald Graham Webber; and her step daughter, Wendy Lamb Darwin. Left to cherish her memory are 3 children: James A. Lamb and his wife Carol of Morganton, NC; Jeffrey R. Lamb of Tampa, FL; Linda S. O’Berry and her husband, Steve of Seminole FL; daughter in law, Sanna Webber (Ron’s Widow) of St. Petersburg, FL; step daughter, Cherrey Tugwell, and her husband, Jim of Ottawa, Canada; sister, Rita Goba of Milton, Canada; 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Milda Lamb will be laid to rest in Royal Palm Cemetery in St. Petersburg, Florida. The family will have a memorial service May 13, 2017 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Email Carol Lamb at: clynnlamb2766@gmail.com for further details. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory of Inverness, Florida is assisting the family.


Cecil Lovan

Cecil B Lovan, 91, Inverness, FL
Cecil Bryant Lovan, age 91, of Inverness, FL passed away Monday, April 10, 2017 Citrus Health and Rehab, Inverness. Cecil was born April 26, 1925 in Willow Springs, MO to the late Oscar and Emily (Jones) Lovan. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy from 1943 to 1946. Cecil made Citrus County his home 10 years ago after relocating from Virginia. A Baptist by faith, he attended worship services at Ft. Cooper Baptist Church, Inverness. On June 30, 1995 he married Anna Jean Lipford with whom he shared 21 years of loving marriage. In his spare time, Cecil enjoyed ballroom dancing at least 4 or 5 times a week, going to the Eagles and Moose Lodges in Inverness and playing cards and socializing with friends in their Royal Oaks Community and at the Senior Center. In addition to his wife Anna, Cecil will be mourned by his sons: James Lovan, Randy Lovan, David Lovan and Kevin Lovan (Renee); daughters: Carolyn Bates (Jerry) and Patricia Tabor; step son, William Lipford (Glendine); stepdaughter, Sherry Kalasnik; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his second wife Laverne and 7 siblings. Cecil's urn will be laid to rest at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, CA at a later date. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Joseph Madden

Joseph R Madden, 82, Inverness, FL
Joseph Robert Madden, age 82, of Inverness, FL passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Joseph was born on January 26, 1935 in Dayton, OH to the late Earl T. and Anna C. (Sullivan) Madden. He was a Veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army. Joseph met Anne Dunklin at St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Clearwater, FL in 1955. They were married on September 12, 1959 and shared 57 years of loving marriage together. Joseph and Anne made Citrus County their home in 1999 after relocating from Largo, FL. A Catholic by faith, he was a parishoner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and a member of the Citrus Memorial Hospital Auxiliary for 10 years. Joseph was a Master Gardener and had worked for the IFAS University of Florida Extension Agency in Lecanto, FL. Joseph was a dedicated Gators fan. In addition to his loving wife Anne, Joseph will be mourned by his son, Steve Madden of Inverness, FL. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is planned for Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 2:00 PM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Fr Tim Cummings of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church officiating. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home beginning at 1:00 PM on the afternoon of the service. Joseph's urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Dorothy Major

Dorothy Major, 89, Floral City, FL
Dorothy Major, age 89, of Floral City, FL passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Dorothy was born on January 15, 1928 in Chicago, IL to the late Frank and Emily (Motitchka) Deane. In 1945 she married Norman S. Major with whom she shared 48 years of loving marriage until his passing in 1993. Dorothy was employed as a Computer Technician in the Automotive Industry throughout her life. She was a Christian by faith and a taught Sunday School for a number of years in Glen Ellyn, IL. She volunteered her time as a troop leader for the Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts, and had worked as a substitute teacher for the Glen Ellyn School District. Dorothy loved to fish, and was a talented craft maker and had won awards for her crochet and pine needle works. She will be remembered as a wonderful and caring mother, mother in law and grandmother. Those who will mourn Dorothy's passing include her son, Steven Major and his wife Elisabeth of Sarasota, FL; her daughter, Judi Tubel of Charlotte, N.C.; 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parent's, Dorothy was preceded in death by 3 brother and 2 sisters. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Byron Marshall

Byron O Marshall, 88, Crystal River, FL
Byron O. Marshall, Jr., 88 of Crystal River, passed away peacefully in the presence of family on Saturday, April 29, 2017. He was born on November 13, 1928 in South Berwick, ME to the late Byron O. and Irene S. (Young) Marshall. He moved to Citrus County in 1989 from York, ME. Byron began his law enforcement career as a State Trooper for the State of Maine. Following that position, he worked at the Portsmouth Naval Ship Yard as the Superintendent of Security and later retired as Director of Security for the Maine Yankee 900 MW Nuclear Power Plant in Wiscasset, ME. He also held licenses as a private detective, bail bondsman, and notary public. He was a 64-year member of St. John's Masonic Lodge No. 0051 in South Berwick, ME and served our country in the U.S.Army. In addition to spending time with his family, he enjoyed trading cars, beach football, basketball, tennis, and crossword puzzles. He designed and supervised the building of four of his homes, completing much of the work himself, including stone walls and finish carpentry. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Kristie (Goodrow) Marshall of Crystal River; sons - Aidan B. Marshall and Evan B. Marshall, both of Inverness; daughters - Gail Marshall of Mt. Desert Island, ME and Sharon Hall of Rochester, NH; brothers - Norman Marshall of York, ME and Robert Marshall of Quincy, MA; sisters - Louise Todd of Cape Neddick, ME and Phyllis Marshall of York, ME. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the First Baptist Church of Lecanto with Pastor Gary Bailey officiating. Cremation arrangements under the direction of Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Mary Menzel

Mary M Menzel, 89, Beverly Hills, FL
Mary M. Menzel, age 89, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away at her residence on June 8, 2017. Mary was born on September 27, 1927 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to the late John and Jennie (Sullo) Bassi. She made Beverly Hills, FL her home in 1985 after relocating from Dallas, PA and was a parishioner of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. In her spare time, Mary enjoyed playing cards, especially Bridge and was a member of the Beverly Hills Recreation Association. She also enjoyed cooking. Mary loved spending time with her family and greatly enjoyed traveling to Pennsylvania and New York each summer to visit with them. Those left to mourn Mary's passing are her husband of 69 years, Hans Menzel; sons: John Menzel of Dallas, PA, Robert Menzel and his wife Sandy of Wilkes-Barre, PA, Eric Menzel and his wife Barbara of Dallas, PA; daughters: Laura Sheldon and her husband Richard of Malta, N.Y., Jennifer Reese and her significant other Rick Denmon of Dallas, PA, Kathryn McHutchison of Beverly Hills, FL; sisters: Mildred Bassi and Madeline Garone, both of Long Island, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Mary was preceded in death by brother, Anthony; sister, Celeste; and grandchildren, Gregory and Wendy. A Memorial Service for Mary will be held in Dallas, PA during the month of July. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Suella Merenda

Suella Merenda, 69, Lecanto, FL
Suella Merenda, age 69, of Lecanto, FL passed away Friday, June 9, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, FL. Suella was born on August 13, 1947 in Lafollette, TN to the late Oscar and Opal (McCoy) Goins. On July 18, 1975 she married the love of her life, Jim Merenda, with whom she shared 41 wonderful loving years of marriage. Suella and Jim made Citrus County their home in September 2002 after relocating from Englewood, FL. A Baptist by faith, she attended services at the First Baptist Church of Inverness for a number of years. In her spare time, Suella enjoyed reading, gardening and shopping. She also greatly enjoyed sewing however, her true passion was taking care of her loving husband Jim. Suella was a wonderful homemaker, wife and mother. In addition to her husband Jim, Suella is survived by her daughter, Roxanne Umstot-Mattox and her husband Jon Mattox of Hyndman, PA; stepdaughter, Katherine Stienert of St. Louis, MO; stepson, Michael Merenda and his wife Susan of Nokomis, FL; brother, Steve Goins of Tennessee; grandchildren: Logan, Travis, Hans and Christine; and great grandchild, Addison. In addition to her parent's, Suella was preceded in death by brother, Oscar Ray Goins. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is planned for Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 4:00 PM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home beginning at 3:00 PM until the hour of service. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Janet Meyer

Janet M Meyer, 81, Inverness, FL
Janet Marie Meyer, 81 of Inverness, passed away Sunday,May 21, 2017 at Arbor Trail in Inverness. Janet was born February 7, 1936 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Edward and Anna (Balogh) Karmandy. She came to Citrus County 7 years ago from Kissimmee - St. Cloud, FL. Baptist by faith, Janet was a home health caregiver, who enjoyed caring for others. She was a devoted watcher of the news and loved thrift store shopping. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 20 years, Robert Meyer; her daughter Pamela Boese and her husband Timothy of Inverness; her grandchildren: Thomas Standridge, Yvonne Ali and Valerie Alfredson and her great grandchildren: Debbra, Caitlin, Guy, John, Maryanne, Angelie and Nicholas. She was preceded in death by her son, James Taylor in March 2014 and her daughter, Deborah Taylor in 1961. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory of Inverness. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Gary Milliard

Gary J Milliard, 75, Dunnellon, FL
Gary Joseph Milliard, 75, of Dunnellon, FL passed away April 19, 2017 at his residence in Dunnellon. He was born in Oxford, MA on May 9, 1941 to the late Albert and Isadora (Belknap) Milliard. Gary was a truck driver and served in the Army National Guard. He was Pentecostal by faith. Gary was an avid 1950's model car collector. He enjoyed going to car shows, fishing, and site seeing in the New England area. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Gary is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Gail Milliard. Other survivors include his children Gary Milliard, Jr. and his wife Deborah of Rochdale, MA, Patricia Veber and her husband Gary of Woodstock, CT, and Bonnie Earl of SC; step-children Robert Hebert, Jr. and his wife Tricia of RI, Richard Hebert and his wife Roberta of OH, Patricia Remillard and her husband Douglas of OH, and Scott Hebert and his wife Sherrie of OH; sister Cynthia Frenier and her husband Wayne of Dunnellon; 7 grandchildren, Jonathan, Benjamin, Jennifer, Amanda, Nicholas, Jason, and Melissa; several step-grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; nephew Bernard Chause of Quinebaug, CT; nieces Wendy Mayotte and Crysten Frenier both of Dunnellon, FL, Shannon Chause of Dudley, MA, and Robin Williams of Florida. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Jane Minars

Jane L Minars, 77, Inverness, FL
Jane Louise Minars, age 77, of Inverness, FL passed away at her residence on June 7, 2017. Jane was born on July 25, 1939 in St. Louis, MO to the late Elvin and Irene (Taylor) Flemming. She was married to Charles E. Minars for 48 years until his passing in December of 2011. Jane made Citrus County, FL her home in 2013 after relocating from Missouri. She was a Southern Baptist by faith and enjoyed watching television and spending time with family and friends. Those left to mourn Jane's passing are her son, Charles Minars and his wife Maity of Versailles, MO; brothers, Edward and Jerry Fleming; 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Services for Jane will be under the direction of the Heckart Funeral Home and will take place in Sedalia, MO at a later date. She will then be laid to rest beside her husband at Crown Hill Cemetery in Sedalia. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Minnie Minnis

Minnie A Minnis, 86, Floral City, FL
Minnie A. Minnis, 86, of Floral City, formerly of St. Petersburg, FL, passed away April 11, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. She was born in Ross Township, PA on May 13, 1930 to the late Clifford L. and Augusta Luchretia (Thorpe) Gass. Minnie arrived in this area from St. Petersburg in 1989, and was a member of the Floral City United Methodist Church. She also held memberships in both the St. Petersburg and Floral City Garden Clubs, and the Floral City Historical Society. She enjoyed flipping houses, and had a plant business in St. Petersburg focusing on staghorn ferns. Above all, she loved her family and God very much and her sweet smile will truly be missed. Minnie was preceded in death by her loving husband of 40 years, Buthyal L. "Bunk" Minnis, and a sister Dolores Bayer. She is survived by her children, Ernest A. Meyer and his wife Veronica of Floral City, Judith A. Sloane and her husband Tim of Claysville, PA, and Lucy A. Avila and her husband Robert of Dade City, FL.; brother Clifford L. Gass, Jr. of Evans City, PA; sisters Glenora Carr of West View, PA and Diane Kondrick of Gibsonia, PA; and 3 grandchildren, Ernie, Adam, and Sara. The urns of Bunk and Minnie will be enterred together at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. with a graveside service scheduled for Wednesday, April 19, 2:30 P.M. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is in charge of the arrangements.


Dorothy Miskovsky,

Dorothy H Miskovsky,, 92, Ocala, FL
Dorothy H. "Dottie" Miskovsky, 92, Ocala, a former 44 year resident of Hernando, passed away at the home of her daughter, in Ocala, on Saturday, April 8. Dorothy was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1924 to the late Michael and Bertha (Koch) Kornberger. The family moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., where she grew up. At age 20, she took a job as an inspector at Queens Machine Co., in Brooklyn, where they designed and manufactured knitting machines for the textile industry. There, she met "Sid", the Shop Foreman and tool and die maker for the company. They were married in 1945 and made their home in Deer Park, L.I., N.Y. In 1961, they came to Hernando, FL, where they owned and operated the El Rancho Motel, during the 1960's. Later, Dorothy worked at the Inverness Golf And Country Club, as a hostess, for over 20 years. During those years, Dorothy and Sid enjoyed the many wonderful people that they met and the life long friendships that were forged. Thoughtful, kind and giving, Dorothy was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who had a ready smile and a soothing, gentle nature that made her a pleasure to be around. She was eager to be included in all family activities. Going to restaurants or finding a place to have a "good hot pretzel", were also things she enjoyed. She taught herself to crochet as a young girl and her hands were always busy, making a gift for someone, "just because". At home she liked a game of Rummy or chinese checkers, solitare, crossword puzzles, watching Wheel of Fortune and listening to Johnny Mathis music. And, oh, how she loved seeing flowers bloom. Most importantly, she loved her family, as we love her. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter Linda Breedlove and her husband, Jim, of Ocala; her grandson, Scott Breedlove, Ocala and her great-grandson, Tristan Breedlove, Gainesville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Zdenek "Sid" Miskovsky on December 8, 1986, 3 brothers: Robert, John and Alfred Kornberger, and a sister, Anna Callari. Private cremation arrangements under the direction of Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Olene Moman, 86, Lecanto, FL
Mable Olene Moman, 86, Lecanto passed away June 5, 2017 at Superior Residences of Lecanto. Mrs Moman was born in Crossville, AL on December 5, 1930 to the late Rufus W. and Alma Mae (Templeton) Gallman. Mrs. Moman came to Citrus County in 1972 from Clearwater, FL. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Danny Glyn (Carol) Moman of Lecanto; her daughter Marilyn Lynn (Carl) Hall of Hernando; three grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold on September 7, 1994; her son, Joseph Moman on February 17, 2016; brothers, Buron and Guice Gallman and her sister, Eva Copley; a grandson, Aaron. Graveside services for Mrs. Moman will be held at the Marshall Memorial Garden Cemetery in Albertville, AL. Local arrangements under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL


Jesse Monaco

Jesse Monaco, 21, Citrus Springs, FL
Jesse Monaco, 21, Citrus Springs died suddenly on May 27, 2017 in a motorcycle accident. Jesse was born in Patchogue, Long Island, NY on December 5, 1995 to Vincent Monaco and Dessy Castillo and came to Florida in 2001. He was of the Christian Faith. Jesse's family described him as a "free spirit", living life to its fullest. He enjoyed boating, fishing, jet skiing, four wheeler and spending time with his family and friends. His passion was riding his motorcycle. Other than his family, he loved his german shepherd, Luna, more than anything else in the world. Left to cherish his memory is his mother, Dessy Castillo of Citrus Springs; his father, Vincent Monaco of Citrus County; his brother, Michael Monaco, Citrus Springs, maternal grandparents, Clemente and Celeyda Castillo of Beverly Hills; paternal grandmother, June Beinlich, Beverly Hills; his aunts, Yessica, Stacy, Christina, and uncle, Dennys; his cousins, extended family, and many friends. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Saturday, June 3rd at 11:00 AM from Calvary Chapel, 960 U.S. 41 South, Inverness with Dr. Douglas Alexander, pastor of the New Church Without Walls, officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 10:00 AM until service time. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Jesse's family, 359 W. Tanner Place, Citrus Springs, FL 34434. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family.


Pamela Morris

Pamela D Morris, 69, Inverness, FL
Pamela Dourm Morris, age 69, of Inverness, FL passed away June 15, 2017 at Promise Hospital of Florida, Oxford, FL. Pamela was born on January 16, 1948 in Akron, OH to the late William Edgar and Dolores (Fowble) Dourm. She made Citrus County her home in 1957 after her family relocated from Ohio and was a homemaker throughout her life. In her spare time she enjoyed reading and watching television and movies. Pamela was an excellent cook whose specialty was baking. She will be remembered as a very humble and loving person who always put others before herself. Pamela was a devoted daughter and and extremely dedicated mother. Those left to mourn Pamela's passing and cherish her memory are her son, Matthew Morris of Inverness; her sister, Tammy Robison and her husband Waid of Inverness; her sister in law, Jean Baylis of Inverness; her nieces: Zandria Robison and her children, Jasper and Jessup; Zailee Lane, her husband Jacob and their children, Jensie, Macie and Lucas; her nephews: Zachary Robison and Zain Robison, and his wife Mandi and their children, Perry, Drake and Colby. Pamela's family plan to hold a private celebration of life memorial service at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


David Mullin

David G Mullin, 74, Bushnell, FL
David G. Mullin, age 74, a winter resident of Bushnell, FL passed peacefully into Glory at his Bushnell residence while surrounded by his loving family on May 18, 2017. David was born February 6, 1943 on the family farm where he was raised in Mannsville, N.Y. to the late Victor Ellis and Clara (Fitzgerald) Mullin. He served as the Pastor of the Mannsville Full Gospel Assembly for over 40 years and was also a Dairy Farmer and Carpenter. David was a talented gardener who loved growing flowers and a former member of the Sandy Creek Grange in Sandy Creek, N.Y. He also greatly enjoyed woodworking. David had made numerous trips to Florida over the years and was a "snowbird" resident of Bushnell, FL for the last 10 years. While in Florida, he attended worship services at the Cross Connection Church of Bushnell. Those left to mourn David's passing are his wife of 10 years, Marie (Cummins) Mullin; sons: Gary Mullin of Sandy Creek, N.Y., Thomas Mullin and his wife Diane of North Syracuse, N.Y., Philip Mullin and his wife Kristi of Canastota, N.Y.; daughters: Debbie Diamond and her husband Robert of St. Joseph, MO, Rebecca Yelle and her husband Steven of Clayton, N.Y.; stepson, John Wood and his wife Robbin of Sandy Creek, N.Y.; stepdaughter, Roberta Clark and her husband Richard of Citra, FL; brothers: Ivan Mullin and his wife Pearl of Scottsville, N.Y., Allen Mullin and his wife Diana of Bushnell, FL; sisters: Mary Gingerich and her husband Steven of Inverness, FL, Clara Elrod of Lake Panasoffkee, FL; 19 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. David was preceded in death by his wife of 33 years, Betsey Corson; wife of 9 years, Judy (Mills) Potter; son, David D. Mullin; brother, Victor Mullin; and sisters: Ella Mae Blount and Laurentine Rogers. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for David will be held at the Cross Connection Church of Bushnell (formerly called Bushnell Assembly of God) Monday, May 22nd 6:30 PM. A 2nd Memorial Service is planned for David in Mannsville, N.Y. on Saturday, May 27th 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Team Haiti-4-Jesus, PO Box 39, Mannsville, NY 13661. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Evelyn Murrian

Evelyn J Murrian, 84, Ocala, FL
Evelyn Jane Murrian, 84, Ocala passed away March 29, 2017. Evelyn was born in Knoxville, TN on April 10, 1932 to the late Elmer James and Perney Love (Morten) Wilson. After relocating to Florida, she resided both in Citrus and Marion County. She is survived by her son, James Murrian of Hernando and her sister, Mary Funkhouser, Houston, TX; 4 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Jack Murrian, a son, Mark Thomas Murrian, and her daughter, Diane Lynn Parker. Private cremation with burial at a later date. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Mary Oliff

Mary D Oliff, 87, Inverness, FL
Mary Delores Oliff, 87, of Inverness, FL passed away June 7, 2017 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. She was born in Washington, D.C. on April 1, 1930 to the late Chester and Mary Elizabeth (Simms) Divins. Mary arrived in this area 3 years ago coming from St. Petersburg, FL, and previously from Maryland. She was a Catholic by faith. Mary enjoyed listening to country music, dancing, and shopping. But most of all, she loved being a waitress. She enjoyed meeting people and waitressing, which she did until just 10 years before her passing. Mary was preceded in death by her loving husband of 38 years, Julian Earl Oliff in 1992. She is also preceded in death by one son, John William Updike, Jr., and one sister, Margaret Akers. Mary is survived by her children, Vicki Tompkins and her husband Rick of Frederick, MD, Monica Tompkins of Port Richey, FL, Barbara Brotherton of Hernando, FL, Michael Updike and his wife Sheri of Port Charlotte, FL, and Robert Earl Oliff, Laurel, MD. Mary's urn will be laid to rest at High Springs Cemetery in High Springs, FL, next to her husband at a later date. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Werner Ost

Werner C Ost, 94, Homosassa, FL
Werner Christian Ost, age 94, of Homosassa, FL passed away at his residence on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Werner was born on April 8, 1922 in East Germany and made the United States his home in the 1950's after moving to Michigan. While living in Michigan he was an Engineer for the Automotive Industry. Werner made Florida his home several years ago after retirement. In his spare he loved boating, fishing and being on the water. He is survived by his wife of 5 years, Joycelyn and his stepson, Carey Wilson of Deltona, FL. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Richard Palmer, Jr

Richard F Palmer, Jr, 73, Floral City, FL
Richard F. Palmer, Jr., 73, of Floral City, FL passed away March 26, 2017 at Ocala Regional Medical Center in Ocala, FL. He was born in Medford, MA on September 21, 1943 to the late Richard F. and Shirley (Hollenback) Palmer, Sr. Richard was a truck driver, a Protestant by faith, and a U.S. Army veteran of the Viet-Nam War. Richard arrived in this area in 1984, coming from MA. He enjoyed camping, spending time outdoors, and loved animals. Richard is preceded in death by his wife, Debra Alderdice in February of 2017. Survivors include his brother, Charles Palmer of Quincy, MA, and his sister Deborah Dubois of Spring Hill, FL, and 1 niece. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Eugene Pittman

Eugene Pittman, 82, Inverness, FL
Eugene Pittman, 82, Inverness, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017 in the Citrus Health & Rehab Center. Gene was born in Forks Creek, Florida on November 22, 1934 to the late J.F. and Bunnie (Hobby) Pittman and came to Citrus County in 1974 following his retirement from the U.S. Air Force. He retired as a Master Sgt with 21 years of service. He also worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Orlando for 12 years. After moving to Citrus County, he became a very active member of the First Christian Church of inverness, and along with his wife, spent many hours a week dedicating their time to their church family. He dedicated his life to serving the Lord. He loved his church family like his own. Gene was a Deacon on the FCCI Board, headed the Facilities Ministry, making sure the buildings and campus were well maintained. He also helped to prepare the meals for Men's Prayer Breakfasts and Wednesday night meals. Always the first to arrive at the church and the last to leave, he made sure the buildings were secure. If you needed a hug, he gave it to you. He also enjoyed working crossword puzzles. "Rest in the arms of Jesus my love, you earned it." Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 32 years, Shirley Payne Pittman; 3 children, Jeffrey Pittman of Orlando, Bruce Payne, Sr and his wife, Tricia of Inverness, and his daughter, Susan Mott and her husband, Roger of Orlando: 1 sister, Christine Neal of Inverness; 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son, David, 6 brothers, Willis, Robert, Fred, Charles, Troy, and W.J. Pittman; 2 sisters, Edna and Erlene. There will be a Celebration of Life Service at the First Christian Church of Inverness on Friday, April 28th at 11:30 AM with Dr. Ray Kelley officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 10:30 until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the First Christian Church in Gene's memory. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family.


Kenneth Potts

Kenneth M Potts, 53, Hernando, FL
Kenneth Michael "Tiger" Potts, 53, Hernando died at home on May 20, 2017 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast. Ken was born in Freeport, LINY on Jan. 9, 1964 to the late Clayton and Evelyn (Kopper) Potts and came to this area in the 80's from South Florida. He worked as a Locksmith for Wheeler's Locksmith in Inverness prior to retirement. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Jennie Coppedge Potts; daughter, Amanda (John) Beery, Hernando; 1 brother, Jimmy (Denise) Potts, Dunnellon, FL; 3 sisters, Kathleen (Rickey) Miller, Inverness; Colleen (Bill) Neale, Coral Springs, FL; Noreen (Tom) Long, Inverness; grandchildren, Jason and Abby Shepard and Kaylee Beery. Memorial services to be announced at a later date. Cremation care with Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Edward Powers

Edward A Powers, 96, Inverness, FL
Edward A. Powers, 96, Inverness passed away May 29, 2017 at his home under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast. Mr. Powers was born in Yonkers, NY on November 20, 1920 to the late Grover and Elizabeth (Waldren) Powers and moved to this area in 1978 from Pennsylvania. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service and was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Other memberships include V.F.W. Post 4337, D.A.V. and the 27th Division Organization of the U.S. Army. He served our country during WW II, having been awarded a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Edward enjoyed bowling, golfing, reading, and spending time with his family. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 44 years, Lynda (Ridenbaugh) Powers, 2 sons, Patrick E. (Vicki) Powers, Jacksonville, FL; Daniel E. Powers, Littleton, CO; 3 daughters, Lorree (Dr. Alan) Houk, Bessemer, PA; Margaret Wheeler, Inverness, FL; Lee Ann (Robert) Deemer, Inverness, FL; 8 grandchildren, Scott Powers (deceased); Patrick Powers, Samantha Powers, Owen Powers, Evan Houk, Elissa Cowher, Erin and Zach Wheeler; 3 great grandchildren, Shaye and Noel Powers, and Pierce Stewart. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by 5 sisters, Eleanor Tracey, Rita Murphy, Elizabeth Leonhardt, Margaret Tormey, and Geraldine McGuiness The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 3:00 PM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Claudius Mganga , Celebrate. Burial will follow Friday afternoon, 2:30 PM at Florida National Cemetery with Military Honors rendered by V.F.W. Post 4337. The family will receive friends at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home Thursday from 1:30 PM until the procession departs for the church at 2:45 PM. Those wishing to go to Florida National Cemetery are requested to meet at the funeral home at 1:30 PM on Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464


Robert Prest

Robert E Prest, 81, Dunnellon, FL
Robert E. Prest, Sr., age 81, of Dunnellon, FL passed away at his residence on Sunday, May 21, 2017. Robert was born on July 30, 1935 in Greenfield, MA to the late Luman T. and Vivian M. (Jackman) Prest. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army Reserves. Robert was married to his wife Rose for 53 years until her passing on December 7, 2011. He was a designer and builder of lighting fixtures and made Dunnellon, FL his home in 2002 after relocating from Mills Falls, MA. Those left to mourn Robert's passing are his sons: Robert Prest, Jr. of New Jersey, Roger Prest of Dunnellon, FL, Paul Prest and his wife Deena of Massachusetts, Jeffrey Prest and his wife Juley of Beverly Hills, FL; daughter, Tina Prest of Vernon, VT; 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Donald Pridemore

Donald C Pridemore, 86, Citrus Springs, FL
Donald C. Pridemore, age 86, of Citrus Springs, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017 in Spring Hill, FL. Don was born on April 2, 1931 in Neal, W.V. to the late Lyle and Nada (Walker) Pridemore. He was married to Wanda June (Tilghman) for 64 years until her passing on August 5, 2016. Don and Wanda made Citrus County their home in 1992 after relocating from Anchorage, AK. A Christian by faith, he was a member of the Hernando Church of the Nazarene, Hernando, FL where he faithfully served as Head Usher for over 13 years. Don proudly served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps, was a Veteran of the Korean War and Purple Heart recipient. After his military service, he went on to work as a butcher throughout his life. Don was a member of the American Legion Post #299 of Moorehaven, FL and Masonic Lodge #61 F&AM also in Moorehaven, FL. In addition to his loving wife Wanda, Don was preceded in death by three brothers. He is survived by his niece, Karen Jarrels of Spring Hill, FL and many loving friends. A Funeral Service for Donald is planned for Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the Hernando Church of the Nazarene, Hernando, FL with Pastor Randy Hodges officiating. Friends may call at the church beginning at 10:00 AM. Burial will take place following the service at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at 1:00 PM where full military honors will be rendered. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Albert Proctor

Albert W Proctor, 90, Hernando, FL
Albert William (Al) Proctor, 90, of Hernando, FL passed away at his residence on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Al was born on December 21, 1926 in Sanford, ME to the late William and Alberta (Davis) Proctor. He served proudly in the United States Army Air Corps and later in the Naval Reserves. After military service, he earned a law degree and worked as a contract lawyer for the U.S. Government. On October 1, 1978, he married Ottilie (Lee) (Langmaid) in a ceremony in the chapel at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point and the two shared 40 years of happy and loving marriage. Al and Lee moved from Nashua, NH to Citrus County in 1988 and both became active in the Art Center of Citrus County. Al volunteered his time as a set builder, acted in a number of plays, and was active in other aspects of the Art Center, including setting up chairs for play performances and then taking them down. With his ready smile and friendly handshake, Al served as a theater usher and welcomed everyone to the Art Center Theatre in its earliest days. In addition to his volunteer work at the Art Center, he was a talented singer who enjoyed singing in a barbershop quartet. He was an avid golfer who loved a good game and was a member of the Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club. He was also a member of the Loyal Order of Moose and the Elks Lodge. Al was always an outgoing gentleman, and up to the time of his passing enjoyed going to the grocery store to pick up a few groceries, some food for their cat, and to pass time with friends he saw on his errands. In addition to his wife, those left to mourn Al's passing are his son, Eric Proctor and his wife, Laura of Phoenix, AZ; step-daughters: Lydia Caros of Minneapolis, MN, Cindy Lee Caros of Portsmouth, NH; six grandchildren and several great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is planned for Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL with Reverend Greg Kell of Cornerstone Baptist Church officiating. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers and as a tribute to Al, please make donations to the Art Center of Citrus County, 2644 N. Annapolis Avenue, Hernando, FL 34442. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit on Facebook or at www.chasdavis.com.


Samuel Ramsay

Samuel Ramsay, 75, Beverly Hills, FL
Samuel Ramsay, age 75, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away Friday March 31, 2017 at the Life Care Center of Lecanto. Samuel was born in Belmont, Trinidad to the late Edmey and Audrey (Mapp) Ramsay. He was married to his loving wife Delsa for 26 years until her passing on March 17, 2015. Samuel was employed as a Plumber for the City of New York. After retirement, he made Sugarmill Woods, FL his home in 2003 and eventually made Beverly Hills his home in 2007. While a resident of New York, Samuel was a very active member of his local Masonic Lodge. After retirement, he made an effort to always stay busy, whether it was working around the house or looking for some odd job to do. Samuel will be remembered as a wonderful father that greatly loved his children and taking care of them over the years. Those left to mourn Samuel's passing and cherish his precious memory are his sons: Ben Ramsay and his fiancee' Nicole Torres of Beverly Hills, FL, Robert Ramsay and his wife Urania of Tucson, AZ, Anthony Ramsay of Trinidad, Michael Adams of Pennsylvania and Joshua Ramsay of Inverness; his daughters: Monique Ramsay of Inverness, and Vernise Couch and her husband Bernard Couch, Jr. of Brooklyn, N.Y. Samuel, who was preceded in death by 7 brothers, is also survived by his remaining brother, Max Ramsay of Trinidad; his many nieces and nephews, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Harold Ray

Harold L Ray, 76, Floral City, FL
Harold Lee "Rick" Ray, 76, of Floral City, FL took his final lap around the track on April 14, 2017 under the care of Avante of Inverness. He was born in Minerva, OH on November 21, 1940 to the late Lloyd and Mildred (Koehler) Ray. Rick was an automotive mechanic, and has been an area resident since 1961. He enjoyed stock car racing, and loved to watch his grandsons race. Rick is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Ina Ray. Other survivors include his sons, William Ray and his wife Erin of Homosassa, FL, and Robert Ray and his wife Kathy of Floral City; daughter Doratta Watt of Floral City; and 6 grandchildren, Kessiah, Karlin, Camron, Caylyn, Dalton, and Alyssa. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to either the American Cancer Society, or the American Heart Association. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Norma Ray

Norma R Ray, 83, Lecanto, FL
Norma Rooks Ray, 83, of Lecanto, FL passed away June 9, 2017 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and The Nature Coast. Born on February 19, 1934, to the late George and Stella (Smith) Rooks, Norma was a lifetime resident of Citrus County. She was employed at First Federal Savings & Loan Association of Citrus County for over ten years. Norma enjoyed gardening, sewing, painting, and working in her yard. Norma is survived by her husband of 51 years, Arthur D. Ray, Lecanto; son, Robert Earl Barnes and his wife, Glenda of Floral City; 2 step sons: Alan D. Ray and wife Gayle of Friendswood, TX and Stephen Keith Ray and wife, Rae Johnson of Winter Springs, FL; her step daughter, Brenda Karen Myrick and husband, Dwight of Brookland, TX; her sister, Wanda Rooks Chadwick of Inverness; 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a step daughter, Angela Lynn Cheek Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Visitation at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness on Thursday, June 22, 2017 between the hours of 2 PM until 4 PM. Norma's urn will be buried at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL, at a later date.


Lawrence Regnier

Lawrence E Regnier, 87, Floral City, FL
Lawrence E. Regnier, age 87, of Floral City, FL passed away at Northside Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL on Sunday, April 30, 2017. Lawrence was born on December 19, 1929 in Springfield, MA to the late Lawrence and Bernice (Lane) Regnier. He proudly served his country in the United States Army and was a Veteran of the Korean War. Lawrence was married to Helen (Kusiak) for 56 years until her passing on March 24, 2012. They made Citrus County their home in 1986 after relocating from Largo, FL. In his spare time, Lawrence liked to "tinker" with things and could make and create items from nothing but discarded spare parts. Lawrence is survived by son, Kenneth Regnier and his wife Becky of St. Petersburg, FL; daughter, Diane Lamoureux and her husband Skip of Brooksville, FL; 2 grandsons: Michael and Matthew; 2 granddaughters: Kelly and Katie; and 3 great grandchildren: Andrew, Chloe and Maddie. Lawrence's urn will be laid to rest with his wife Helen at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Antonios Rodis

Antonios Rodis, 87, New Port Richey, FL
Antonios Rodis, age 87, of New Port Richey, FL passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at the Medical Center of Trinity, Trinity, FL. Antonios was born in Greece on February 7, 1930 to the late Antonios and Orsalia Rodis. He was Greek Orthodox by faith and made Florida his home over 55 years ago after relocating from Greece. Antonios enjoyed gardening in his spare time. He is survived by daughters: Antigone Kutay of Valencia, CA and Orsalia Rodis of Castaic, CA; sisters: Miki Rodis and Sofia Rodis, both of whom reside in Greece; and 2 grandchildren: Elenia Kutay and Kosta Kutay. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Randee Roemer

Randee C Roemer, 28, Inverness, FL
Randee Caitlin Roemer, age 28, of Inverness, FL passed away unexpectedly in Floral City on June 13, 2017. Randee was born on August 8, 1988 in Naples, FL to Randy and Cheryl (Hunsbusher) Roemer. In 2004, she moved to Citrus County with her family when she was 16 years old. Randee was employed as a Waitress at the B&W Rexall Drug Store in Inverness. A true Florida girl, she liked spending time outdoors, and especially loved going to the beach. In addition to her parent's, she is survived her son, Jax Avery Windler of Inverness and her sister, Rebecca Hoyt and her husband Kevin of Spokane, WA. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Jack Saddlemire

Jack L Saddlemire, 77, Floral City, FL
Jack L. Saddlemire, 77, of Floral City, FL, formally of Binghamton, NY passed away April 1, 2017 at his residence in Floral City surrounded by his loving family. He was born on October 18, 1939 in Barker, NY to the late Lee and Pearl (Witter) Saddlemire. Jack graduated from Harpursville, NY and proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Afterward, he worked as a loan officer for Broome County, then in construction for Winkleman's, Lane's Construction, as well as Hudson River Construction. He formally owned the Lincoln Hotel in Binghamton, and Jack's Place in Windsor, NY. Jack was preceded in death by his loving daughter, Kelie L. Saddlemire; brother Lee Saddlemire; sister Midge Gregory and her husband David; brothers-in-law Floyd Smith, and Harry Reynolds; mother-in-law Marilyn P. Jennings and father-in-law Albert Jennings. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Brenda L. Saddlemire. Other survivors include his son, Timothy Saddlemire and his wife Wendy of St. Petersburg, FL; daughter Cindy Martin and her husband Edward of Johnson City, NY; 3 grandsons, Travis Saddlemire, EJ and Gabriel Martin; granddaughter Brandie Kaye; sisters Barbara Jean Wilson and her husband Richard, Pearl Smith, and Beverly Long; brother Frank Saddlemire and his wife Mary; and several nieces and nephews. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


John Saltmarsh

John C Saltmarsh, 87, Inverness, FL
John C. Saltmarsh, Sr., age 87, Inverness passed away April 20, 2017 at the Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast. John was born in Boston, MA on February 6, 1930 to the late Clifford and Helen (McMasters) Saltmarsh and moved to Florida in 1976 from Hingham, MA. He was a heavy equipment operator for 67 years and a proud member of Local No. 4, Operating Engineers, and Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and being a part of the family cook outs on weekends. John is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mary (Woelfel) Saltmarsh; 3 sons: John C. Saltmarsh, Jr and his wife Cheryl, Kenneth M. Saltmarsh and his wife Brenda, and James F. Saltmarsh, all of Inverness; sister, Mary Lauenstein of Lincoln, CA; 8 grandchildren, Chris, Danielle, Heather, Steven, LeeAnn, Kayla, Brianna and Jamie; and 11 great grandchildren. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, May 6th at 9:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Arrangements by Chas E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Jerry Schons

Jerry R Schons, 74, Inverness, FL
Jerry Ray Schons, 74, of Inverness, FL passed away May 3, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born in Kansas City, MO on October 30, 1942 and was a truck driver by trade. Jerry was a U.S. Navy Viet-Nam veteran, and arrived in this area in 2008, coming from Gibsonton, FL. He was a Protestant by faith, and loved to spend time at the lake. Jerry also enjoyed boating, playing cards, and was very active in the VFW Post #8108 in Riverview, FL. He and his loving wife, Clogene were together for 37 years when Jerry passed. Jerry was preceded in death by his mother, Roena Schons. He is survived by his wife Clogene; his father, Harry W. Schons, Sr of Inverness, FL; sons Sanford E. McKim, Jr. of Anniston, AL, Patrick E. McKim and his wife Cody of Oxford, AL, and Steven S. McKim and his wife Liza of Inverness; daughter Allison C. Griffith and her husband Rick of Tulsa, OK; brother Harry W. Schons, Jr. and his wife Eileen of Inverness; and sister Judy A. Perry of Liberty, MO; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Jerry's urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL with full military honors on Friday, May 19, 11:00 A.M. Family and friends will be departing the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, at 10:00 A.M. to proceed in procession to the cemetery. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Virginia Shelton

Virginia R Shelton, 92, Inverness, FL
Virginia Ruth Shelton, 92, Inverness, passed away April 11, 2017, at her Inverness home with her loving family and friends by her side. Virginia was born November 15, 1924, in Quinton, Pulaski County, KY, to the late Ansel E. and Flossie (Colyer) Nicholas. She met the love of her life, Lloyd G. Shelton, at the age of 16. She moved to Inverness in the 1950's. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Inverness for many years, where she enjoyed volunteering with the Clothes Closet Ministry during her retirement years. She was a charter member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. Family meant so much to her and she loved and cared for all and her Mother/Granny/Nana's influence will continue. Virginia was an excellent southern, country cook. She retired after twenty-three years with the Bank of Inverness, where she was much appreciated by her customers and co-workers for her friendly, warm personality and sincerity of concern for people. She was known in the community as the fruitcake lady, as she baked multiple fruit cakes for Brannen Banks each Christmas season. Left to cherish her precious memory along with her husband Lloyd, are their 3 daughters: Glenna "Faye" VanHook (William R. VanHook, Sr. dec) Somerset, KY; Janet Foshee (David Foshee, dec), Ft. Myers, FL, Gayle Stokes, Inverness, FL; 1 brother, Chester Nicholas (Gelia, dec.), Danville, KY; 1 sister, Georgia Stout (Clyde, dec.), Tateville, KY; 7 grandchildren: Marsha VanHook, William R. VanHook, Jr. (Tammy), John Foshee (Stephanie), Patti Blanchard (Bobby), Keith Stokes, Erin Beasley (Dennis) and Kevin Stokes (Alissa); 9 great grandchildren: Heather Kruzyk (Alex), Tyler Beasley (Claire), Brady Lloyd Beasley, Clay Foshee, Bo Blanchard, Jacob Blanchard, Olivia Stokes, Jack Beasley, Carter Shelton Stokes; and 1 great-great grandson, Grayson Beasley. She was preceded in death by her brother, Cecil Nicholas (Ann) and 3 sisters, Lorene Lewis (Roland, dec.), Ruby Bolin (Glen, dec.) and Delia Nicholas. There will be a memorial service on Saturday, April 15, 2017, at 3:00 PM at Cornerstone Baptist Church with Reverend Greg Kell officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation at the church from 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM. Private burial services are scheduled at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, Florida. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in Virginia's memory be made to Cornerstone Baptist Church, 1100 W. Highlands Blvd., Inverness, FL 34452. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Rev Douglas Shepherd

Rev Douglas E Shepherd, 72, Inverness, FL
Rev. Douglas Evan Shepherd, Jr., 72 of Inverness, passed away Friday, April 14, 2017 at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center in Crystal River with his loving family at his side. Pastor Shepherd was born in Trenton, Tennessee on August 27, 1944 to the late Douglas E. and Sarah Frances (Plunkett) Shepherd. He established the United Pentecostal Church of Inverness over 30 years ago, serving as Pastor. (Presently the Living Waters United Pentecostal Church). Pastor Shepherd served his Country in the Army National Guard. His favorite past times were playing his guitar, singing hymns and listening to gospel music. He loved reading his bible and he never met a stranger. He enjoyed fishing and treasured time spent with his family. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 55 years, Edna M. (Thurmer) Shepherd; 1 son, Douglas E. Shepherd III, Billings, Montana; 2 daughters: Susan (Lee) Barnhill, Longwood, FL; April (James) Haganey, Inverness; 2 brothers: James W. (Sharon) Shepherd, Pembroke Pines, FL; David (Linda) Shepherd, Oak Ridge, TN; 2 sisters, Sarah Ann (Luis) Albornoz, Hollywood, FL; Jessie Mae (Alfred) Krebs-Gregory, Humbolt,TN; 6 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, Charles; 2 sisters, Mary Spencer and Wanda Capone; also his grandson, Nathan Shepherd and great granddaughter, Jayden Marie Dyess. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Living Waters United Pentecostal Church of Inverness with Pastors Kevin McGee and James Wolfe, officiating. Burial with military honors, will follow at the Fountains Memorial Park Cemetery in Homosassa. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.


Albert Smith

Albert A Smith, 89, Homosassa, FL
Albert Anderson Smith, 89, Homosassa passed away April 29, 2017 at his residence. Mr Smith was born in Lucien, MS on August 1, 1927 to the late Joseph and Katie Smith. He was a long time resident of Sanford, FL prior to moving to Citrus County. He is survived by 3 children, Alan Smith of Homosassa; James Smith of Ocala, FL and Donna Sue Buzzell of Texas; 1 sister, Dornell Fischer of Jackson, MS; 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nadine Smith on October 16, 2015. Private cremation arrangements with Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Alta Smith

Alta R Smith, 95, Inverness, FL
Alta Ruth (Orton) Smith, 95, Inverness passed away April 19, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast under the loving care of her family. Alta was born in West Palm Beach, FL on November 6, 1921 to the late Ashbel J. and Myrtle (Savage) Orton, one of 7 children, and came to this area in 2000 from Jupiter, Florida. Alta enjoyed spending time with her family. She was an accomplished seamstress, loving to make many different kinds of garments. Also, she truly enjoyed doing laundry, washing a load each day if possible. Left to cherish her memory are 2 daughters, Sharon A. Perry and her husband, Bill of Inverness and Joyce E. Young and her husband Robert of Lecanto, FL; 1 brother, Leon Orton, Indiantown, FL; 6 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband, Elton T.Smith, 3 children, Arlene, Alene, and Elton "Tommy" Smith, Jr. 3 brothers, A.J. Orton, Jr., Bill Orton, and Jack Orton, 2 sisters, Tiny Smith and Ann Clemons. Mrs Smith's interment will be private in Hillcrest Memorial Park in West Palm Beach, FL. Chas E Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Meda Smith

Meda F Smith, 93, Lecanto, FL
Meda F. Smith, 93, of Lecanto, FL passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL. Meda was born in Tampa, FL on October 10, 1923, to the late Theodore B. and Frances Sophelia (Timmerman) Flynt. A graduate of Hillsborough High School in 1941, she was married to her loving husband Roy V. Smith Jr. for 54 years before his passing on January 27, 1996. During their years in Tampa, Meda served as treasurer of University Christian Church for 6 years, sang in the choir, was leader of her daughters' Girl Scout troop for 9 years, and took fishing trips with her husband to Citrus County and out of state. In 1968 they relocated to Citrus County when they bought Trail's End Camp in Floral City and ran it for 18 years before retiring to Lake Hernando in Citrus County. Meda's hobbies included gardening, playing the piano, reading, and fishing with the Bass'n Gals women's fishing group, participating in tournaments locally and out of state. As a member of Ft. Cooper Baptist Church, Meda enjoyed singing in the choir and serving as Secretary/Treasurer of the Senior Adult Sunday School Class for many years. Those left to mourn Meda's passing are her daughters Christine Rushing and her husband David, Winter Garden, FL, and Jewel Pontius and her husband Michael, Dunnellon, FL, 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband Roy, Meda was preceded in death by her brother, Charles Rene' Flynt, Sr., and sister Marjorie Flynt Bradford. A Funeral Service for Meda is planned for Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Reverend Marne Palmani of Ft. Cooper Baptist Church and former pastor of Ft. Cooper Baptist Church David Maddox officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464, or Precious Paws Pet Rescue, 13161 S. Betty Pt., Floral City, FL 34436, or Ft. Cooper Baptist Church, 4222 S. Florida Avenue, Inverness, FL 34450. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Joel Smoyer

Joel T Smoyer, 79, Inverness, FL
Joel Travis Smoyer, 79, of Inverness, FL passed away April 4, 2017 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL. He was born in Bowling Green, OH on March 28, 1938 to the late Lawrence E. and Esther L. (Brim) Smoyer. Joel spent part of his early years living in St. Clair Shores, MI. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1955, and served 6 years at several bases including Cecil Field, FL, Kingsville, TX, and Alameda. CA. Upon discharge from the Navy, he opened his own garage door company, eventually sold it, and moved to Arizona. On August 24, 1986, he met and married the love of his life, Terri Smoyer in Gila Bend, AZ. They moved back to Ohio and successfully operated storage facilities in Toledo before moving to Inverness in 2001. Joel is a member of the Citrus County Veterans Coalition and Gladiators VA 106/VF62 squadron. He loved spending time with family and friends. Joel is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Terri Smoyer of Inverness. Other survivors include his children, Renee Smoyer Ritchie and her husband Gary of Dayton, OH, Dennis L. Smoyer of Cincinnati, OH, and Jeff A. Smoyer and his wife Jenine of Neapolis, OH; step-children Leah Williams and Charles Olmstead; sister Sandra Cranker and her husband Jim; and 12 grandchildren. Joel was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Larry and Bradley Smoyer; and one granddaughter Jessica. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Paul Stocktill

Paul G Stocktill, 79, Crystal River, FL
Paul G. Stocktill, 79, Crystal River passed away May 23, 2017. Private cremation with urn being received by Florida National Cemetery.


Raymond Stropus

Raymond S Stropus, 76, Inverness, FL
Raymond S. Stropus, age 76, of Inverness, FL passed away peacefully at his residence on Monday, April 24, 2017 with his loving wife by his side. Raymond was born on September 1, 1940 in Pazvelsio Village, Lithuania to the late Juozapas and Aniceta (Mazionyte) Stropus. He was a United States Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. After his military service, he went on to work as a Mechanical Engineer in the coal industry. On August 24, 1974 he married Antoinette "Toni" Spaitis, with whom he shared 42 years of loving marriage. Ray and Toni came to Citrus County 10 years ago from Manhattan, Illinois and attended St. Scholastica Catholic Church, Lecanto, FL. He was a Boston Celtics fan and to say he was an avid golfer would be an understatement. He was very athletic, played tennis and was a horseman, who had a horse farm in Manhattan, IL. Ray enjoyed making stained glass and had made windows and lamps for their home. In addition to his loving wife Toni, those left to mourn Raymond's passing are his brothers: Romanas Stropus and his wife Rasute of Lockport, IL; Antanas Stropus and his wife Angela of Weldon Springs, MO; sister, Danute Kelpsa and her husband Kazukas of Lemont, IL; and many loving nieces and nephews. Raymond was preceded in death by 2 brothers: Vladas and Juozas. Raymond's urn will be laid to rest and a graveside service will take place at St. Casmir Lithuanian Cemetery in Oaklawn, IL at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation to the charity of your choice be made in Raymond's memory or to Freedom Guide Dogs, 1210 Hardscrabble Road, Cassville, NY 13318. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Terrance Sullivan

Terrance E Sullivan, 55, Inverness, FL
Terrance Edward Sullivan, 55, Inverness passed away at home on May 21, 2017. Terry was born in Peekskill, New York on June 11, 1961 to John Patrick Sullivan, Sr and the late Rosalie Ann (Sylvia) Sullivan. He came to Florida from Ossining, NY where he was a a member of Teamsters Local 456, working in the construction industry. He was of the Catholic Faith. Left to cherish his memory is his daughter, Anelaine Theresa Sullivan and her Mother, Amy Oberhauser of Inverness; his Father, John Patrick Sullivan, Sr of Inverness; 2 brothers, Barry Joseph Sullivan, Tampa, FL and John Patrick Sullivan, Jr. of Brooksville, Florida. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial offered at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church of Inverness on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 10:00 AM with Fr. Claudius Mganga, Celebrant. Cremation care was under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Randall Sweat

Randall Sweat, 59, Inverness, FL
Randall Sweat, 59, of Inverness, FL died Monday, May 15, 2017 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Randall was born on November 13, 1957 in Palatka, FL to Gloria (Pacetti) and the late Clayton Floyd Sweat. He was married to Deborah (Johannes) for 11 years until her passing on April 4, 2014. He is survived by his son, Daniel Sweat of Tampa, FL; his mother, Gloria Lagasse of St. Augustine, FL; and his sister, Kim Sweat of St. Augustine, FL. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Robert Szczepanek

Robert P Szczepanek, 63, Spring Hill, FL
Robert Paul Szczepanek, age 63, of Spring Hill, FL passed way at his residence on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 with his loving wife by his side and with the support of HPH Hospice. Robert was born on August 18, 1953 in Warsaw, N.Y. to the late Edward and Genevieve (Calka) Szczepanek. On September 21, 1974 he married the love of his life, Ramona (Childs) with whom he shared 42 years of marriage. In 1979, he and Ramona made Hernando County, FL their home after relocating from Batavia, New York. Robert owned and operated his own lawn maintenance company for a number of years. He was an extremely skilled pool player, had won numerous tournaments and trophies, and was a member of the American Pool Players Association. Robert had a tremendous love of hunting, fishing and spending time outdoors. He was also a former member of Moose Lodge #1676, Brooksville, FL. His wife Ramona hopes that Robert will be remembered as "Big Bob", the character that was larger than life! In addition to his loving wife, Robert's passing will be mourned by the Bzduch family and cousins that reside in Perry, N.Y. and numerous friends. Robert was preceded in death by mother, Genevieve "Gene" Truax; his brother, Eddie Truax; his stepfather, Walter Truax; and his dedicated companion and Rottweiler, "Magnus". In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made in Robert's memory to Gulfstream Guardian Angels Rottweiler Rescue, 18468 N.W. 24th Street, Pembroke Pines, FL 33029. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


James Thomas, Sr

James J Thomas, Sr, 80, Beverly Hills, FL
James J. Thomas, Sr. died peacefully on Friday, May 26th 2017. He lived a full and courageous 80 years. He was born on November 22, 1936 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. In 1961, he married Janice Dowell and together they raised 5 children; Lona-Maria, James Jr., Elizabeth, Joseph and Katie. He served in the Navy for 30 years and retired in 1985 as a Senior Chief. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion. He loved his family and loved his country. He fought hard and bravely. He is loved and will be missed. A private family service was held at Charles E. Davis Funeral Home on Memorial Day, May 29th, 2017. Military Honors at Florida National Cemetery at a later date.


Raymond Tobiassen

Raymond Tobiassen, 83, Hernando, FL
Raymond Tobiassen, 83, of Hernando, Florida, passed away unexpectedly on May 25, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Raymond grew up in Flekkefjord, Norway where he trained to be a furniture maker. While a Norwegian at heart, Raymond, in 1956, immigrated to the United States with his wife Bertha, seeking new opportunities. Raymond pursued his passion of woodworking by establishing his own carpentry business in the 1970's. He was a carpenter and homebuilder for decades in Fairfield County Connecticut. He was known for building houses of his own contemporary design. Later in life, Raymond and Bertha moved to Florida where for twenty years he worked with his son Roy building unique contemporary homes in Citrus County. Left of cherish his memory is his wife of 61 years, Bertha Tobiassen; their three children, Toni (Paul) Christensen of Middletown Springs, VT, Ruth Aileen Tobiassen of Hernando, FL, and Roy (Kimberly) Tobiassen of Hernando, FL; their three grandchildren, Wesley Christensen, Amanda LaChance, and Daniel Fosket; and his sister Ruth (Jan) Ostreim of Flekkefjord, Norway. Memorial Services for Raymond will be held at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness, on Saturday, June 17th at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you spend time with your loved ones doing what you love and enjoying each other's company. That is what Raymond would have wished.


Kathleen Tobin

Kathleen A Tobin, 65, Beverly Hills, FL
Kathleen Ann Tobin, 65, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away June 13 2017 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. She was born in Kansas City, MO on May 12, 1952 to the late Thomas J. and Helen (Saucerman) Tobin. Kathleen was a teacher of Middle School and High School economics in Kansas. She received her master's degree in library administration and became a dedicated librarian in the Clark County school district in Las Vegas, NV., She arrived in this area in 2012, coming from Las Vegas, NV. Kathleen loved reading, and enjoyed occasionally going to the movies, and having dinner with friends. She is survived by her sister Susan Tobin of Beverly Hills. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held in Las Vegas at a later date. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Roger Trim

Roger W Trim, 70, Hernando, FL
Roger W. Trim, age 70, of Hernando, FL passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Roger was born on January 21, 1947 in Cortland, N.Y. to the late Harold W. and Betty Elizabeth (Bristol) Trim. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy then worked in various industries before semi-retiring and working at Citrus Hills Golf Course in their Lawn Maintenance department. Roger made Citrus County, FL his home in 2000 after relocating from New York. He enjoyed fishing and golfing with his friends. His greatest passion was with computer technology. Roger will be remembered as a dear and loving friend that was a mentor and big brother figure to many young men and women while he resided in Virgil, N.Y. He is predeceased by his brother Ronald Trim, and has one living sister Susan (Trim) Hoback. He will be especially missed by his dearest friend Donald Elliott and his wife Vickie of Hernando, FL who were not just his friends but his dear family. Roger's urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


George Tyler

George B Tyler, 81, Trenton, FL
George H. "Buck" Tyler, 81 of Trenton, FL, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Tri County Nursing Home in Trenton. Buck was born on June 10, 1935 in Palatka, FL.He is preceded in death by his parents Bryant and Olivia (Bellamy) Tyler and his sister Lolita (Tyler) Hurley. He owned and operated Tyler's Grocery in Newberry, FL. Buck also served on the Commission for the City of Newberry. He was Baptist by faith. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 41 years, Maxine V. (Hunter) Tyler; his sister, Ruby Payne of Doyline, LA; his children: George H. (Cathy) Tyler Jr of MacClenny, FL, Teresa (Carl) Williams of Graham, FL, Sybil (David Lambert) Tucker ofKnoxville, TN, Ruby (Michael) Bissell of Port Orange, FL, Marie (Ken) Engel of St. Augustine, FL his step children: Dudley (Amanda) Bond, Brooksville, FL, Judy (Robert) Arick of Brooksville, FL, Susan (Billy) Brown, Brooksville, FL, Wendy (George) Bauer, Sebring, FL, 21 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Haven Hospice-Chiefland-Tri-Counties Care Center. The family will have a Celebration of Life barbeque in Buck's honor on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 1:00 PM at his beloved "River House".


Muriel Vebsky

Muriel E Vebsky, 92, Inverness, FL
Muriel E. Vebsky, 92, Inverness passed away March 27, 2017 at Crown Court Assisted Living Facility. Muriel was born on November 25, 1924 in Great Neck, NY to the late Arthur L. and Lillian (Russell) Smith and moved here in 1987 from Wantagh, NY. She was a member of St Margaret's Episcopal Church for over 30 years and was very active in the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) and The Order of The Daughters of The King (DOK). Muriel was active for many years in Maine politics, serving as York County Committee Chairperson for the Democratic Party; she actively considered running for Congress in 1980. A writer of many short stories, Muriel was a published poet and the writer of several children's books, including "George Finds a Way" and "Beth's Own Star". Muriel was an active sewer and crochetier, she logged over 500 hours last year making handmade quilts, lap robes and afgans for the sick and shut-in. Left to mourn her loss and cherish her memory is her son, Mark (Joan) Dryden, Hobe Sound, FL; her daughter, Joyce (Gene) Stevens, Wells, ME; step son, George Vebsky, Cedar Rapids, IA; step daughter, Peggy (Randall) Newton, DeSoto, KS; 1 brother, "George" Russell Smith, Corrina, ME; 1 sister, Clara Wright, Pennsylvania; 12 grandchildren and several great and great great grandchildren. Muriel was preceded in death by her husband, George Charles Vebsky, her infant son, John Robert Dryden; a daughter, Faith Vebsky; 1 brother, Arthur Smith, Jr.; 2 sisters, Luella Wolfe and Carol Robinson. A Requiem Eucharist with Burial Office will be conducted on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 11:00 AM from St Margaret's Episcopal Church with Fr Eugene Reuman, Rector of St Margaret's, officiating. Committal services will follow in the church's memorial garden. A reception will follow in Rairdon Hall. Memorial gifts in Muriel's memory are being accepted by St Margaret's Episcopal Church, 114 N. Osceola Ave., Inverness FL 34450.


Leonard Wassil

Leonard L Wassil, 85, Inverness, FL
Leonard L. Wassil, 85, of Inverness, FL passed away June 3, 2017 at his residence in Inverness. He was born in Jessup, PA on February 29, 1932 to the late Michael and Anne (Molnar) Wassil. Leonard was a mail man with the U.S. Postal Service with 22 years of service. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, and a Catholic by faith. Leonard arrived in this area in 1997, coming from New Jersey. He enjoyed bike riding, jogging, going to the beach, the outdoors, and camping. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Maryann Wassil. He is also survived by his children Leonard L. Wassil, Jr. of Whippany, N.J., and Linda Sousa of Eustis, FL.; and 2 sisters, Bernie Piesaki and Vera Kaszuba. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. Visit us at www.chasdavis.com or on Facebook. .


Jack Watson

Jack E Watson, 88, Apopka, FL
Jack Edward Watson, age 88, of Apopka, FL and formerly of Inverness, passed away at his residence on June 6, 2017. Jack was born on November 11, 1928 in Knoxville, TN to the late Theodore and Effie Mae (Everhart) Watson. He proudly served in the U.S. Naval Reserves. Jack went on to work as a Freight Agent for Norfolk Southern Railroad. He was married to Evelyn Regina Watson for over 68 years until her passing on December 14, 2016. Jack had a strong faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and was a former member of the First United Methodist Church of Inverness, FL. Those left to mourn Jack's passing include son, Jack S. Watson of Brentwood, TN; daughters: Julia Leigh Whitt and her husband Scott Butler of Apopka, FL, Jan D. Watson-Hastie and her husband Dr. Joseph Hastie of Auburn, AL; grandchildren: Brandon Whitt, Ashley Johnson and her husband Ryan, Amber Hess and her husband Doug, Josh Watson and his wife Vicki, Dru Washburn; great grandchildren: Luke, Cade and Emerald Johnson, Jack and Sam Watson, Jackson, Will and Sam Washburn, and Jude and Eliza Rose Hess; brother, Russell Kent Anderson of Strawberry Plains, TN. Jack's family plan to celebrate and remember his life during a family reunion at a later date. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Ruby Watson

Ruby Watson, 85, Winter Park, FL
Ruby Watson, age 85, of Winter Park, FL and formerly of Inverness, passed away at Florida Hospital of Orlando on Sunday, June 11, 2017. Ruby was born on March 13, 1932 in Mt. Olivet, KY to the late Rex and Inez (Hall) Watson. She was employed as an Intelligence Research Specialist for the United States Government for over 30 years. Ruby made Inverness her home in 2010 after relocating from Stuart, FL and had recently moved to Winter Park to reside with her daughter. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and playing gin rummy. Ruby also loved to ride Harley Davidson Motorcycles when she was younger. Those left to mourn Ruby's passing include her sons: Fred Wilson and his wife Pat of Kentucky, Rex Wilson and his wife Michele of Floral City, FL, Michael Watson of Oregon; daughter, Lisa Lynn Ueltschi and her husband Robert of Winter Park, FL; 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Ruby was preceded in death by daughter, Diane Wilson in 1978. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is planned for Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 3:00 PM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory with Reverend Mary Gestrich of the United Methodist Church of Floral City officiating. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home beginning at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Charlotte Weiser

Charlotte B Weiser, 89, Inverness, FL
Charlotte B. Weiser, age 89, of Inverness, FL passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Charlotte was born on November 1, 1927 in Gassaway, W.V. to the late Elzie and Gertrude (McElwain) Ritchey. She attended Gassaway High School and was Valedictorian of her graduating class and a scholarship recipient. Charlotte was previously married to James C. Bryner and later married E. George Deffenbaugh in 1968. George passed away in 1983. Charlotte then married Earl Weiser in 1989, with whom she remained married until his passing in 1998. She owned and operated Chardy's Restaurant in Wooster, OH for several years and then made Citrus County, FL her home 10 years ago after relocating from Macon, GA with her daughter and son in law. In her spare time, she enjoyed cooking, reading and sewing. Charlotte was an extremely talented seamstress who regularly made clothes for her family and friends. Charlotte is survived by her daughter Terri Eaton and her husband Jerry of Inverness, FL. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by 3 sisters. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Connie Wiker-Carlin

Connie S Wiker-Carlin, 59, Inverness, FL
Connie Sue Wiker-Carlin, 59, Inverness passed away April 29, 2017 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Connie was born in Lynchfield, IL on March 6, 1958 to the late Roy D. and Ellen (Roach) Wiker and came to Citrus County from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She is survived by her husband, William E. Carlin, Inverness; 3 children, Jason Mangel, Jennifer and Jodi Wiker, all of Inverness; 2 sisters Vicki Carlin of Inverness, FL and June Smith of Ft. Lauderdale. 9 grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the First Baptist Church of Rutland, on Saturday, May 6 at 11:00 A.M. Private cremation arrangements. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Johnny Williams, Jr.

Johnny M Williams, Jr., 65, Inverness, FL
Johnny M. Williams, Jr. age 65, of Inverness, FL passed away on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Johnny was born on July 25, 1951 in Tampa, FL to the late Johnny Martin and Agnes (Cassadi) Williams. On August 6, 1994 he married Jovanna (Romano) with whom he shared 22 years of loving marriage. Their wedding day was a special memory for both Johnny and Jovanna as it was the date of the first NASCAR Brickyard 400 race which they watched with their wedding guests after the ceremony. They made Citrus County their home in 2004 after relocating from Land O' Lakes, FL. Johnny was an excellent musician and played with several bands in a number of venues over the years. He also sold and repaired guitars. In addition to playing music, in his spare time Johnny loved spending time with family and friends. In addition to his wife, those left to mourn Johnny's passing are his son, John Shannon Williams of Jacksonville, FL; sisters: Diane Livingston and her husband Lonny, Doris Willette and her husband Bill, all of Tampa, FL; and 2 grandchildren: Joshua and Zachary. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Theresa Woythaler

Theresa R Woythaler, 94, Hernando, FL
Theresa Rose Woythaler, 94 years old passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 8, 2017.  She was the widow of Bernard L. Woythaler.  They shared 73 devoted years together.  Born on June 17, 1923 in New York, New York she was the daughter of Rose and Raphael Pietrocola.  In earlier years she was employed by the Citrus County Property Appraiser’s Office and added a loving touch to the students of Busy Bee Preschool as a teacher.  Theresa was a founder of the Inverness Highlands Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary to which she dedicated many years of service.   As a volunteer, she will be fondly remembered as the “Ice Cream Lady” to Pleasant Grove Elementary School’s Alumni.  She was an avid Wheel of Fortune enthusiast and a card shark like no other.  Theresa was of the Catholic Faith and she will be dearly missed by her family and friends Her beautiful life will forever be cherished by her seven children Ralph (Barbara) Woythaler, Michael (Maria) Woythaler, Lawrence (Maria Teresa) Woythaler, Bernard (Stephanie)Woythaler, Laura (James) Manos, Theresa (Gary) Godwin and John (Lindy) Woythaler.  She was blessed with twenty three grandchildren and twenty four great grandchildren.  Theresa was preceded in death by her loving husband Bernard and her siblings Anthony Pietrocola, Marie Englese, Eugene Pietrocola and Rita Sweeney. Arrangements are made by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, 3075 S. Florida Ave., Inverness. On Saturday, June 10, 2017 a viewing will commence at 9:00 AM and a Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church at 11:00 AM,  with interment immediately following at Oak Ridge Cemetery Mausoleum, Inverness.  Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made to Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast, P.O 64170, Beverly Hills, Fl. 34464.


 

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