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Ronald Abner

Ronald Abner, 80, Inverness, FL
Ronald Abner of Inverness, FL passed away with his loving wife by his side at Citrus Memorial Hospital on November 20, 2020 at the age of 80. Ron was born to the late Acy and Demia (Turner) Abner in Sand Gap, KY on August 8. 1940. He was married to his loving wife Priscilla (Brown) Abner for 28 years. After retiring as a factory worker for the automotive industry, Ron and his wife made Citrus County, FL their home in 2009 after relocating from Cookeville, TN. He absolutely loved Florida and spending time on the beach. His motto was “if it’s too cold for shorts and a tank top, it’s just too cold” so, Florida was the perfect place to spend his retirement. Ron was a member of Masonic Lodge #259 in Livingston, TN. He enjoyed spending time “people watching” wherever he would go. Ron never met a stranger and loved talking to and meeting new people all the time. He was a Drag Racer for many years and absolutely loved cars. Ron enjoyed attending car auctions and watching auto auctions on television. He was a Christian by faith and a member of the Inverness Church of God. In addition to his wife Priscilla, those left to mourn Ron’s passing include his daughter, Deborah Hundt of Cookeville, TN; stepsons: Jimmy Lewis (Loretta) of Clarkrange, TN, Mark Lewis (Benay) of Fort Leavenworth, KS; brothers: Gary Abner (Sharon), Acy Abner (Betty), Tawone Abner (Kim), all of Dayton, OH; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Ron was preceded in death by his brother Nevada Abner and his wife Patsy and his sister, Mary Abner. Ron’s family plan to gather together in Tennessee to celebrate, honor and remember his life at a later date. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Sandra Altomare

Sandra W Altomare, 72, Inverness, FL
Sandra W. Altomare, age 72, Inverness, FL passed away at home on December 19, 2020 under the loving care of her family and Vitas Hospice. Mrs. Altomare was born in Mount Holly, NJ on December 8, 1948 to Harry M. and Doris (Morning) Wilkinson and came to Citrus County in 1983. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Sandi loved art and interior design, but her greatest passion was her family; three children and six grandchildren. She was the best wife, mother and grandma that we could’ve asked for. She enjoyed baking and doing whatever made her family happy. Christmas was her favorite time of year. Each year she would spend three weeks decorating the interior of her home beginning on Halloween. Her love of Christmas and decorating can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViyCelHfzvc&t=11s. Sandi was a talented floral designer, owned and operated Flowers by Sandi in Hernando for many years; loved interior decorating and one stroke painting. She was vice-president of a communications and electronics firm that she and her husband operated for 30 years. She was loved by everyone she met, was kind, thoughtful, caring, loving and a beautiful person in body and spirit. Our tears will be never ending for our loss. We miss you so much. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 51 years, James Altomare, Inverness, FL; 3 children: Timothy Altomare and wife Melissa, San Diego, CA; Catherine Pacheco and fiancé Ron Tanner, Inverness, FL; Angela Anderkin and husband Jason, Inverness, FL; her Mother, Doris Wilkinson; 2 brothers: Michael Wilkinson, Floral City, FL and Jeffrey Wilkinson and wife Janet, Littleton, MA; 6 grandchildren: Tiani, Christian, Madison, Montana, Sebastian, and Meleana. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 11:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Claudius Mganga, Celebrant. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Chas. E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations to the American Cancer Society.


Helen Balchunas

Helen V Balchunas, 98, Inverness, FL
Helen V. (Wyka) Balchunas, born October 6, 1922 died on December 25, 2020 at the age of 98 in Inverness, Florida while battling the COVID-19 virus. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Helen grew up in Hicksville, a township of Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York. The oldest of 13 children born to Polish immigrants, Helen learned the value of love and family that stayed with her throughout her entire life. After marrying her husband George, Helen moved to Floral Park, Long Island, New York, where she was a devoted mother and raised her beloved son Theodore Balchunas. In 1977, Helen moved to Inverness, Florida with her husband where she became a business owner and member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. She was well loved by her neighbors and an active member at the Whispering Pines Villas. Helen is preceded in death by her parents, Helena Wilczewska and Henryk Wyka, her husband George Balchunas as well as 12 brothers and sisters. Helen is survived by her son Theodore Balchunas, two grandchildren Jason Balchunas and Jessica (Balchunas) Ratzker, along with 3 great grandchildren, Ayla Balchunas, Emmy Ratzker and Elijah Ratzker. Helen is affectionately known as Aunt Helen to 20+ nieces and nephews as well as their children. She will be greatly missed by all of them as the memories of her love will live on forever. Helen’s grandchildren, Jason and Jessica, have wonderful memories spending time with their grandmother every summer. For 15 years, Jason and Jessica looked forward to those endless summers with their grandparents. Helen went above and beyond to fill those weeks with constant entertainment. They traveled to different amusement parks and Floridian attractions, highlighted by a memorable week at New Smyrna Beach. The love they have for their grandmother isn’t because she spoiled them and took them to amazing places, it’s about the special bond that they formed and the wonderful memories that were made. Some of the most special moments took place locally in Inverness, fishing or when she took the kids for evening walks in the dark with flashlights or staying up late watching Johnny Carson. Helen also sang a lullaby that her mother sang to her, which Jessica now sings to her daughter. The original song was in Polish but Helen translated it to English. Simply put, Helen was the best. She was always filled with love and ready to give it. She never stood on ceremony, she just always had unconditional love. The family will receive friends and family on Sunday, January 3, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home and a Funeral Mass is scheduled for Monday, January 4, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church followed by a procession to Oak Ridge Cemetery where she will be laid to rest next to her husband George.


Matt Ballard

Matt D Ballard, 45, Inverness, FL
Matt Duane Ballard, age 45 of Inverness, FL passed away at his home on Sunday, November 8, 2020 under the loving care of his family and Vitas Hospice. Matt was born in Ocala, Florida on August 11, 1975 to Terry D. and Eddie (Winn) Ballard and relocated to Inverness from Ocala in 2007. He was a Private Investigator and owner of Matt D. Ballard Investigations. Matt was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. From the moment Matt could take his first steps he was looking for adventure. He loved sky diving, hang gliding, bungee jumping, traveling and just about anything that could get his adrenaline pumping. Matt had a brilliant mind and loved to study history, science, politics and religion. Matt loved his Country and especially TRUMP. He enjoyed fishing with his brother Zac, eating a good steak at Oscar Penn’s and traveling with his wife Brandie but most of all Matt loved his family! To Matt family was everything! He was an incredible father and husband. Matt was the dad that spent weeks planning scavenger hunts, making homemade Star Wars movies and creating all sorts of food art for his children. He was the husband that wrote poems, love songs and gave massages. There was not a day that went by that his family questioned his love and devotion to them. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Brandie (White) Ballard; 4 children: Jessy Danielle (Trevor) Cernich, Austin Jacob (Rebekah) Ballard, Alani Grace Ballard, and Ariana Loren Ballard, all of Inverness; his parents, Terry and Eddie Ballard of Ocala, FL; 2 brothers, Jim Ballard of Ocala and Zac (Randi) Ballard of Orlando; grandson, (soon to arrive) Colton Ballard and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A Celebration of Life will be offered on Saturday, November 14th at 3:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Doug Alexander. Following cremation, burial of Matt’s urn will be interred in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to The Charitable Foundation of The Rotary Club of Inverness, P.O. Box 1317, Inverness, FL 34451.


Patricia Barz

Patricia A Barz, 87, Homosassa, FL
Patricia Ann “Pat” Barz, 87, of Homosassa, FL passed away on December 29, 2020 at Oak Hill Hospital of Brooksville, FL. She was born to the late John William and Georgena Loretta (Blair) Hale on August 22, 1933 in Holidays Cove, WV. She and her husband, Gordon, have enjoyed 68 years of marriage together and in 2012, they made Citrus County their home after moving from Stratton, Ohio. Pat was a homemaker for many years but also worked as telephone operator for some time, as well as various other jobs where she was always sure to make many dear friends. Pat was a people person and not only loved to make friends, but was a world traveler. Sometimes, she would travel and make memories with her husband or at other times, she would travel solo and make many personal memories that she would later share the details of to her family and friends. Pat traveled to Africa, Spain, England, and Portugal just to name a few. She loved to pamper herself and get her hair and nails done at the salon and enjoyed shopping. She was a card player and enjoyed playing cards with her friends, accompanied by her husband. Pat was a very likable person and made friends and memories anywhere she went. She was loved for the one of a kind person she was and will be deeply missed by all who got the privilege to know her. Pat, along with her parents, was preceded in death by her daughter, Dawna J. Churchman, and by her sister. Those left to cherish her memory are her beloved husband, Gordon; her two sons, William L. Barz (Skye) of Homosassa, FL and Bruce A. Barz of Bradenton, FL; her brother, John W. Hale; and her five cherished grandchildren and five adored great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at the Florida National Cemetery of Bushnell at 2:00 PM with Pastor Paul Giglio of Calvary Chapel of Inverness officiating. A visitation at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home will begin at 12:15 PM, for a time of fellowship and remembrance. For those family and friends who would like to attend the services at Florida National Cemetery, a procession will be leaving from the funeral home to the cemetery at 1:15 PM following the visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Roger Beckner, Jr.

Roger E Beckner, Jr., 75, Inverness, FL
Roger Eugene Beckner Jr. of Inverness, FL passed away at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, FL on December 11, 2020 at the age of 75. Roger was born to the late Mary Bertha Hinchliffe and Roger Eugene Beckner, Sr. in Gainesville, TX on December 4, 1945. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and was a Veteran of the Vietnam War. Following his military service, he became a Contractor and owned and operated the family construction business. He was actively involved working with the third generation of family members up until his passing. Roger held both a pilot’s license and helicopter license and enjoyed flying in his spare time. He also loved riding his Harley and boating. Those left to mourn Roger’s passing include his loving wife of 4 years, Lee Beckner; son, Roger “R.E.” Beckner, III and his wife Jennifer; grandchildren: Jacob Beckner and his wife Andie, Zane Beckner, Kaleb Beckner, Aubrey Beckner; and great granddaughter: Scout Ryan Beckner. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gay Anne Wheeler Beckner in 2007 and his son, Mark Wheeler Beckner in 2002. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Monday, December 21, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness and will be conducted by Bishop Dr. Douglas Alexander, Sr. of the New Church Without Walls, Lecanto. Following the chapel service, full military honors will be rendered by Inverness VFW #4337 Honor Guard. Friends are invited to join the family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Roger will be laid to rest with his family at Memorial Park Cemetery in Pinellas Park at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family has designated Florida Vascular Foundation; 6816 Southpoint Parkway, Suite 1000; Jacksonville, FL 32211 for memorial contributions in Roger's name.


Clyde Bedenbaugh

Clyde V Bedenbaugh, 82, Hernando, FL
Clyde V. Bedebaugh, 82, of Hernando, FL passed away on December 17, 2020 under the care of Diamond Ridge Health and Rehab in Lecanto, FL. He was born to the late Charles and Mary (Cunningham) Bedenbaugh on September 16, 1938 in Arcadia, Indiana. He was a supervisor for Ford Motor Company for many years. He made Citrus County his home after moving from Cleveland, Ohio in 1996. Arrangements for Clyde are private and Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Ellen Berger

Ellen M Berger, 82, Inverness, FL
Ellen May Berger, 82, of Inverness, FL passed away on December 12, 2020 at Diamond Ridge Health and Rehab in Lecanto, FL. She was born to the late Harold and Alice (Appel) Sunkle on May 20, 1938 in Baroda, MI. She married her beloved husband, Dennis, on October 24th, 1977 and was a homemaker for many years. She and her husband moved to Citrus County 30 years ago from Blissfield, MI. She loved puzzles, cross stitching, collecting blue glass, playing Eucher with her family, and most especially, being with and spending time with her husband whom she loved dearly. Along with her parents, Ellen was preceded in death by her five sisters. Those left to cherish her memory are her spouse of 43 years, Dennis; her two sons, Bob Butts (Michelle) of Ohio and Duane “Buddy” Butts (Chris) of Orland, FL; her step children, John Berger of Adrian, MI and Denise Berger James of Adrian, MI; her four brothers, Harold “Bud”, Richard “Dick”, Darcy, and Don; her cherished numerous grandchildren; and her adored two great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life is being held at the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness, FL on Monday, January 4th, 2021 at 3:00 PM with Pastor Darrell Reneau officiating. Friends and family are welcome to gather beginning at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Heather Bishop

Heather M Bishop, 48, Inverness, FL
Heather Marie Bishop, age 48, Inverness, FL passed away January 3, 2021 at home under the loving care of her family. Heather was born in Brooksville, FL on March 13, 1972 and resided in Citrus County since then. She graduated from Citrus High School (Class of 1990) and the University of Central Florida where she attained her Bachelor’s Degree in Education. She was an exceptional educator that truly loved her profession, having taught the children at Floral City Elementary School for 25 years. Her memory will be cherished by her husband of 24 years, Jonny Bishop; her 2 sons, Brennen J. and Connor J. Bishop, both of Inverness; her mother, Althea Kjos and Roy Green Floral City; brother, Jason O. (Tracy) Kjos and their children, Kyler and Kaley of Inverness; sister, Nicolle E. (Andrew) Tompkins and their daughter, Madison of Inverness; maternal grandparents, Bob & Betty Metz, Floral City; her aunt, Cheryl Scruggs and her children, Ashley and Justin, Floral City; brother in law, Larry Bishop and wife, Gloria of Inverness, brother in law, Mark Bishop of Pageland South Carolina and his children, Mike and Makayla, mother and father in law, Norma and Larry Bishop of Monroe, North Carolina. Heather’s family will receive friends on Saturday, January 16th from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to the “Heather Bishop Memorial Scholarship Fund.” Please make donations payable to “Citrus High School-Heather Bishop Memorial Scholarship Fund.” For those wishing to mail their donation, the address for Citrus High School is 600 W. Highland Blvd. Inverness, Fl. 34450. There will be a Celebration of Life for family members at a later date followed by burial in Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City.


Meldon Bishop

Meldon F Bishop, 71, Floral City, FL
Meldon F. Bishop, 71, of Floral City, FL and formerly of Seasport, Maine, went home to be with the Lord on December 20, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 30, 1949 to the late Gerald and Georgianna (York) Bishop in Belfast, Maine. Meldon enjoyed sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with everyone he met. He bravely served our country as a member of the United States National Guard. He was Christian by faith and enjoyed attending the Fort Cooper Baptist Church as well as Istachatta Baptist Church. Meldon loved to sing, go yard saleing, and do yard work with his Kubota. He enjoyed spending time on his back porch watching his horses, dokeys, and mini steer in the field. Meldon often traveled to Maine to visit his family and friends in his hometown. His work in the transportation industry began with his job as an engineer for Belfast Moosehead Lake Railroad. Meldon then followed his father’s footsteps and began his career in trucking, where he would continue for more than 42 years. Meldon’s dream of owning his own trucking company would eventually come true in which his hard work and dedication to his profession earned him the respect of both his employees and customers. Meldon is preceded in death by his brother, Dana Bishop and his parents Gerald and Georgianna (York) Bishop. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 31 years, Yvonne Bishop; children, Shirley Partridge and her husband Matthew Partridge, David Hall and his wife, Jamie Hall, Sharon Keach and her husband Greg Keach, Christopher Hamilton, Brandi Bishop, Danielle Bishop, Mahayla Bishop, and Kayla Bishop; his nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild; his brothers, Gerald “Sonny” Bishop, his twin Milford Bishop, Javan “Joe” Bishop; and his two sisters, Terry James and Darlene “Velvet” Curtis. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in Maine and will be arranged by Riposta Funeral Home in Belfast, Maine. Meldon will be laid to rest at Mount Hope Cemetery in Searsport, Maine. Local arrangements are private and are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Betty Blanton

Betty Blanton, 93, Inverness, FL
Betty Lou Tucker Pittard Blanton. On the day of November 28, 2020 at 9:01 AM, Jacob’s beautiful wife, Betty Lou went to a better place called heaven. She is now in the house of our Lord and Savior, one of God’s children. To know her was to love her, she loved to travel and went to many countries around the world. But she loved home in the United States best of all. Betty loved music, always had a smile on her face and kind words for everyone. She never met a stranger. Betty Lou and Jacob E. Blanton’s , lives together started eighty three years ago. Eighty three years of friendship and twenty two of those years as man and wife, all were a blessing. Betty Lou was born January 29, 2927 in Ohio and moved to Miami, Florida as a young girl. She met and married her first husband and had three children: Cliffard Pittard, who preceded her in death, Steve Pittard of Blairsville, GA, and Tina Spain of Stone Mountain, GA. She has five grandchildren: Dodd Spain, Stone Mountain, GA, Ron Spain of Stone Mountain, GA, Kelley Levy of Bronson City, NC, Kim Baxter of Bronson City, NC and Kasey Nazaire of Bronson City, NC. There are no services at this time, but at a later date, at the Seven Mile bridge, in Key West, some of her cremains will be released into the Atlantic Ocean, where they will take their last voyage. Her urn will be interred at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness, where someday she and Jacob will be together again. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made in Betty’s memory to Vitas Hospice, P.O. Box 1330, Lecanto, FL 34460. Cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Yasmin "Jaz" Brice

Yasmin "Jaz" A Brice, 38, Oxford, FL
Yasmin Amor S. “Jaz” Brice, 38y/o of Oxford, FL., experienced cardiac arrest after a long battle with cervical cancer, at her home and was presumed deceased at The Villages Regional Hospital. Yasmin was born in Laguna, Philippines, on April 17, 1982, to Wilson Sycaoyao and Delia Arce-Sycaoyao. She came to Florida to join her husband in 2008 from the Philippines, and was a customer service representative for Publix Supermarkets, a Manager at Panda Express, and a member of the Live Oaks Community Church. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 14 years, Gregory H. Brice; their son Mark W. Sycaoyao; their daughters: Mei Barbie Lyn S. Brice, Mei Athena Jean S. Brice, Mei Charlene Lee S. Brice all from Oxford, Fl.; her brothers: Glen Mark A. Sycaoyao, Kristopher Dennis A. Sycaoyao; her sisters: Ariane Joy A. Sycaoyao, Diane Hazel S. Ong; her mother Delia A. Sycaoyao; She was also preceded in passing by her father, Wilson Sycaoyao. Yasmin is a true believer in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Over the 38th month battle with cervical cancer she persevered through the many treatments, biopsies, many months of continuous and immeasurable pain with such grace. She did so because she wanted to love and be with her family as long as she could. She is an angel there is no doubt, and we are so blessed to have her in our lives before in the flesh and now in spirit always with us. A Celebration of Life Service for Yasmin will be held on January 7th, 2021 at 12:00 Noon eastern time, with an 11:00 A.M. visitation, from the Live Oaks Community Church, with Orin Wiseman, Associate Pastor and family friend officiating. Burial will follow at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness, FL. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Sandra Broadley

Sandra D Broadley, 79, Inverness, FL
Sandra D. Broadley, age 79, Inverness, FL passed away December 27, 2020 in the New Horizon Assisted Living Center. Sandra was born in Bristol, CT on July 29, 1941 to the late Howard and Dorothy (Burke) Gobar and moved to Inverness 4 years ago from the Clearwater, FL area. She was Christian by Faith. Left to cherish her memory are eight children: Edmund, John, and Jeremiah Murphy; George, Howard and Dana Broadley; Pam Murphy and Kathy Boulerisse; two sisters: Charlene and Diane; and many grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Friday, January 8, 2021 at 12:00 Noon.. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 11:00 AM until the hour of service


Lorraine Brunson

Lorraine Brunson, 94, Inverness, FL
Lorraine Brunson, 94, of Inverness, FL passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family by her side on December 23, 2020. She was born to the late Emil and Nina (Boyer) Heinz and was later lovingly adopted by the late Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Riley of Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was a school bus monitor for the Orange County School System for many years. She made Citrus County her home in 2008 after moving from Orlando, FL. Lorraine, most known as Rainey, enjoyed attending Fort Cooper Baptist Church of Floral City and she was Christian by faith. She will be remembered for her avid love of reading and making people laugh. She is lovingly described as a comedian, always looking for a way to put a smile on someone’s face. She loved talking on the phone to her friends and family and watching Gunsmoke and Billy Graham on TV. Her family remembers her as an “angel on Earth” and “the life of the party”. She was a cowgirl at heart and she loved to play the piano. Rainey will be remembered for many great things—but most of all, she will be remembered for her radiant, loving glow that she had about her and being a remarkable mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, daughter, and friend. She was preceded in death by her son, Kerry Brunson a.k.a. “Birdie”. Those left to cherish Rainey’s memory are her children, Patrick Brunson of Orlando, FL, Riley Brunson of Inverness, FL, Daniel Brunson (Sandy) of Floral City, FL, Timothy Brunson of Inverness, FL, and Tamera Criddle of Noblesville, IN; her adored 10 grandchildren; and her 10 cherished great-grandchildren. Arrangements for Rainey are private and Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Angelina Bustamante

Angelina L Bustamante, 75, Inverness, FL
Angelina L. Bustamante of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on January 13, 2021 at the age of 75. Angelina was born to the late Thomas and Angelina (Russo) Cucuzzo on November 21, 1945 in Queens, NY. On May 26, 1973 she married her husband Herbert Bustamante with whom she shared 47 years of loving marriage. Angelina and Herbert made Citrus County their home in July of 2000 after relocating from Long Island, NY. She was a Catholic by faith and a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. Angelina found great joy in her grandchildren and loved spending time with them. She enjoyed crocheting and had crocheted each of her 9 grandchildren a baby blanket. She also liked sewing and word puzzles. In addition to her loving husband Herbert, those left to mourn Angelina’s passing include her son, Herbert A. Bustamante of Inverness, FL; daughters: Kristina Baird and her husband Christopher, Tara Strickland and her husband Jonce of Lake Panasoffkee, FL; sister, Vita Cucuzzo-Maupin of New York; and grandchildren: Nathan, Mackenzie, Zachary, Dylan, Mason, Anthony, Courtney, Katelyn and Cole. Angelina was preceded in death by sisters: Catherine and Rosemarie. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service is scheduled for Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 10:00 AM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness and will be conducted by Pastor Tom Thomas of the First Christian Church of Inverness. Angelina will be laid to rest on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at 9:30 AM. A procession to the cemetery will depart from the funeral home promptly at 8:45 AM on the morning of the service. In lieu of flowers, Angelina’s family requests that memorial donations be made in her memory to the Lewy Body Dementia Association at https://www.lbda.org/donate. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Marguerite Butler

Marguerite Butler, 85, Crystal River, Fl
Marguerite “Rita” Butler, age 85, Crystal River passed away December 15, 2020 at The Grove Health & Rehab Center in Hernando following a long battle with Cancer and Alzheimers’ Disease Rita was born in Thomasville, GA on February 5, 1935 to the late Robert and Mattibel (Blanton) Dollar and came to this area from Bartow, FL. She graduated Leon High School in 1953. She attended Florida State College for almost two years, then became an Eastern Airlines Stewardess in 1956. Rita married Herman (Hank) Butler, Jr. in 1966, that became a great marriage for 54 years. In 1967 she decided to become a teacher, receiving an associate degree at Polk Community College in early 1968. She earned her Bachelor’s degree at the University of South Florida in 1970, and a Masters degree at Valdosta State College in 1976. Rita taught elementary school (K-6) beginning in 1971 and retired in 1994. She taught in Bartow, FL, Ft. Meade, FL and Cairo, GA. When Rita and Hank married, she didn’t know what was required of Hank and the Florida National Guard. As commander of a unit, his requirements to respond quickly, were hard to understand, but soon she accepted and really enjoyed being part of some of his activities, especially the military balls and the retiree conferences at Camp Blanding. Hank said “she became a great trooper”. After Hank’s military retirement in 1985, Rita and Hank and high school friends in Tallahassee, Chuck and Maryann Mohr, traveled Space A on military aircraft to many places, including Great Britain, Spain, Puerto Rico, Panama, Alaska and Hawaii. Rita enjoyed her Blanton family reunions that started in 1958 in Cairo, GA and has continued every year since, with this year’s reunion in July on Zoom. She loved fishing and after moving to Crystal River in 1994, caught “tons” of grouper while trolling in the Gulf. Rita began her residence in memory care facilities in 2016 and on December 2020 lost her battle with Alzheimer’s and cancer, and is now living with Jesus and family already there. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Herman Butler, Jr.,( their 54th anniversary would have been on December 30, 2020); her son: Michael D. Butler and wife Jan of Lakeland, FL; her daughters: Nan Burton and husband Leland of Crawfordville, FL and Michelle Diehl of Apollo Beach, FL; her grandchild, Kristen Langston and great grandchildren: Jackson Langston, Amelia Langston, Gaven Langston and Bohdi Ketzel. She was predeceased by her son Kelly L. Butler in November, 2020 and her sister, Joanne Myers Everett in 2019.. Private graveside services will be conducted from Florida National Cemetery on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 2:30 PM. Interment will follow. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to the Alzheimer’s/ Cancer Research or your favorite charity.


Mark Cassidy

Mark Cassidy, 68, Inverness, FL
Mark Cassidy, age 68, resident of Inverness, FL passed away on October 28th, 2020 under the care of HPH Hospice in Lecanto, FL. He was born to the late Bernard D. and Harriet Ann (Bruce) Cassidy on June 12th, 1952 in St. Pete, FL. He married his beloved wife, Vickie, on December 30th, 1972 and together that same year, they made Citrus County their home when they moved from his hometown of St. Pete. Mark enjoyed the outdoors and worked as a commercial fisherman. He loved deer hunting and vacationing in the mountains of North Carolina at his cabin. He especially enjoyed spending time with his dear family and always had a joke to crack and make everyone laugh. He will be remembered for having a great sense of humor and for his love of just spending some time at home, relaxing and hanging out with his family and adored little dogs. Along with his parents, Mark is preceded in death by his son, Matthew. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 48 years, Vickie; his two children, Mark and Kelly Cassidy; his three brothers, Bernie, Chris, and Rob; his two sisters, Mary Jackson and Kathleen Giddens; his 11 cherished grandchildren, McKenzie, Madison, Miranda, Tucker, Savannah, Charli, Americus, Kyleigh, Wyatt, Faith, and Grace; and his one great-grandchild, Raelynn. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Friday, November 6th, 2020 at 11 AM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Kennie Berger officiating. Friends and family are welcome to gather and fellowship in Mark’s memory at 10 AM until the hour of service. For those unable to attend the service at the funeral home, please join us via Facebook livestream at Facebook.com/ChasDavisFuneralHome. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Dolores Cavallari

Dolores M Cavallari, 91, Inverness, FL
Dolores M. Cavallari of Inverness, FL passed away while under the loving care of her family and Vitas Hospice in Lecanto, FL on November 7, 2020 at the age of 91. Dolores was born in White Plains, NY to the late Peter and Josephine (Eustis) Tirino on February 12, 1929. She was married to her husband Vito Cavallari for 47 years until his passing in 1996. Prior to retirement, Dolores worked as a Manager for the New York Telephone Company retiring after 31 years of service to them. She and her husband Vito made Citrus County, FL their home in 1988 and were parishioners of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness, FL. In her spare time Dolores enjoyed gardening. She also loved to sew, crochet and also enjoyed reading. She was a member of the Catholic Women’s Club and enjoyed making rosary’s and fellowshipping with the women of Our Lady of Fatima. Those left to mourn Dolores’ passing include her daughter, Carmelina Fritz and her husband Robert; her granddaughters: Corie Quattrocchi and her husband Edward, Dana West and her husband Justin; and great grandchildren: Kainin and Jamisyn Quattrocchi. The Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. Following the Mass, Dolores will be laid to rest privately with her husband Vito at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Whitehall, NY. Florida arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Condolences should be sent to Dolores’ daughter, Carmelina Fritz at 3870 State Route 4, Hudson Falls, NY 12839.


Gertrude Cheresko

Gertrude D Cheresko, 93, Beverly Hills, FL
Gertrude “Trudy” Dietz Cheresko left this world to be with our “Heavenly Father” on December 3, 2020. She was born on July 11, 1927, the daughter of the late Henry E. and Gertrude DePuy Link, on Staten Island, New York. Trudy was of family of the original French Huguenots on her mother’s side. From age four to 14 she was a child star, dancing and singing, on radio on The Children’s Hour of Horn and Hardharts. She was a graduate of Port Richmond High School and was very active in sports where she excelled in tennis and bowling. Trudy and two others won the first award of bowling for their school. In 1948 she married a government man, William Monahan, a marriage that lasted 40 years until he passed away in 1988. In 1992 she married Captain Harry Dietz, an airline pilot for PanAm. He passed away in 1998. In 2002 she married Frank Cheresko, a millwright who passed away on March 30, 2010. She is survived by her husband, Don Sullivan, who she married in 2012. The Mass of Christian Burial for Trudy will be offered on Monday, December 14, 2020 at 11:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness, with Fr. Claudius Mganga, Celebrant. She will be buried at the Shehawken Cemetery in Shehawken, PA. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness on Monday from 9:00 AM until the procession to Church at 10:45 AM.


Reginald Clarke

Reginald A Clarke, 84, Beverly Hills, FL
Reginald A. Clarke (ETC, SS Ret.), age 84, died on December 22, 2020 at Bayfront Health Seven Rivers Hospital after a long battle with the COVID-19 virus. Born December 25, 1935 he grew up in Harlem, New York City. Reginald envisioned a career that far exceeded what Harlem offered. His love for country led him to enter the U.S. Navy at the age of 17. Reginald served with distinction from 1953 to 1975 and was proud to serve as an instructor of Race Relations due to the increasing role of minorities in the Navy. The U.S. Navy’s core values of honor, courage, and commitment laid the foundation for what became a very successful career. He gained the respect of co-workers, fellow veterans, and people throughout the community with his work ethic, determination, and caring. The discipline he learned while serving in the U.S. Navy for over 22 years never left him as he entered the civilian workplace. He worked as a correction officer in Montville CT while attending college. He then moved on to work as a computer field engineer with Honeywell for 25 years while simultaneously being employed by the Town of Marlborough CT as a constable for 18 years. Reginald retired with his wife Carole Clarke and moved to Pine Ridge in Beverly Hills Florida in 2000. He was a proud member of the American Legion Post 155, A Voiture 1219, VFW Post 10087, Submarine Holland Club Veterans Association, ELKS, and U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 15-01. Reginald is survived by his wife Carole Clarke, 5 Children Courtnay Clarke, Reginald Clarke III, Nedra Clarke, Karen Johnson, and Michael Williams. Six Grandchildren Anastasia Magee, Kaya Carter, Dylan Ekstrom, Aliana Williams, Eliza Williams, Cameron Delaney and his great grandson Aiden. Reginald, also known as Mickey is survived by nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, numerous friends and extended family. A Celebration of Reginald's life is scheduled for Saturday, January 16, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at The Pavillion at The Depot of Inverness, 300 N. Apopka Avenue, Inverness, FL 34450. Military honors will be rendered by American Legion Post #155 and Subvets. Dhilwayo words express Reginald’s life best. “A sailor is not defined as much by how many seas he has sailed than by how many storms he has overcome.” Reginald will be cremated at the Charles Davis Funeral Home and his ashes spread at sea to continue his journey.


Juan Colon

Juan A Colon, 51, Inverness, FL
Juan Antonio Colon passed away gently into the arms of Jesus on December 22, 2020 at the age of 51 years old, following a fatal tragic accident. Juan was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on February 15, 1969 to his parents Abigail Carrasquillo and his father Juan B. Colon that is deceased since 2013. He was an amazing warrior with a contagious smile. At the age of 51 years old he taught everyone around him to treasure life and always be happy. He loved football, He loved music and dancing, and most of all he loved his daughter Ashley. Despite the short time on earth, he was deeply loved by all and brought immense joy to those around him. He will be greatly missed by his mother, Abigail, his brother Cesar Colon, his sister Madeline Colon and Elsie Gonzales, his nephews Luis, Alex, Cesar, his only niece Cierra, his sister in Law Ida Colon, brother in law Hector Hernandez; following his Aunt Mayra Colon and all his many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends that loved him dearly. He will be especially missed by his one and only daughter, Abigail Ashley Colon. “ To My Dear Daughter Ashley: When I must leave you for a little while, please do not grieve and shed wild tears, and hug your sorrow through the years. But start out bravely with a gallant smile, and for my sake and in my name, live and do all the things the same. Feed not your loneliness on empty days, but fill each waking hour in useful ways. Reach out your hand in comfort and in cheer and I in turn will comfort you and hold you near, and never, never be afraid to die. For I am waiting for you in the Sky!"


Ted Conn

Ted D Conn, 74, Crystal River, FL
Ted David Conn, age 74 of Crystal River passed away at home on Nov 11, 2020 under the loving care of his family and Vitas Hospice. Ted was born in Harvard, IL on September 30, 1946 to the late Harold O. and Mary Jane (Waldo) Conn and came to this area in 2013 from Georgetown, CA. He was employed for many years in information technology for Intel Computers. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 27 years, Dixie K. Conn; 3 children: Jennifer Conn, Grants Pass, OR; James Conn, Fernley, NV; Matthew Conn, Simi Valley, CA; his sister, Nancy (Mike) Stevens, Lakeland, FL . Graveside services with Military Honors will be conducted at Florida National Cemetery on Friday, November 20th at 2:00 PM with Crystal River American Legion Post #155 Honor Guard officiating. Friends wishing to join the procession to the cemetery may meet at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home by 1:15 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Vitas Hospice, P.O. Box 1330, Lecanto, FL 34460. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory assisted the family.


Jeffrey Cook

Jeffrey J Cook, 32, Inverness, FL
Jeffrey Jay Cook of Inverness, FL passed away unexpectedly at his home on December 24, 2020 at the age of 32. He was born in Inverness on June 23, 1988 and was the son of Linda (Tippin) and Donald Cook. Jeffrey was a true Floridian that loved the outdoors and was most at home on the Withlacoochee River or fishing and hunting in a swamp. In addition to his parents, Jeffrey is survived by his son, Jacob Nealey; brothers: Steven, Torrie and Stacy; sisters: Brittany, Tiffany, Jessica, Sherri and Desiree; and a great many nieces and nephews. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Inverness, FL.


Robert Corlett

Robert L Corlett, 85, Floral City, FL
Robert Leroy Corlett of Floral City, FL passed away at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville on November 28, 2020 at the age of 85. Robert was born to the late Willard George and Myrtle Geneva (Hicks) Corlett in Vermilion, OH on December 26, 1934. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army. In 1981 he married his wife Roberta with whom he shared 39 years of loving marriage. Robert and Roberta made Citrus County their home in 1982 after relocating from Brooksville. He was a Christian by faith and most recently attended worship services at Calvary Church in Inverness. Robert loved to work and “putter around” in the yard and really enjoyed his riding lawnmower. He was one to always stay busy and didn’t sit still very long. He could always find a project or something to do. Robert was an excellent cook and loved cooking meals for his family, especially big meals at the holidays. He enjoyed watching westerns and was a fan of John Wayne. Robert’s other favorite past time was spending time with his grandbabies and great grandbabies. In addition to his wife Roberta, those left to mourn Robert’s passing include his sons: Eric Corlett and Dewane Corlett, both of Floral City; daughters: Terry Linhart and her husband Gene of Cocoa Beach, and Robin Center Holderbaugh of Floral City; 12 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. A Celebration of Robert’s life was held at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home on Monday, November 30, 2020 and was officiated by Pastor Harvey Dunn. Full military honors were rendered by Inverness VFW #4337 Honor Guard. Private burial at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Kenneth Cross

Kenneth H Cross, 78, Floral City, FL
Kenneth Harrison Cross, 78, of Floral City passed away October 27, 2020 at his residence in Floral City. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Marshall Davis

Marshall J Davis, 93, Inverness, FL
Marshall J. Davis, Sr., age 93 and resident of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on November 20, 2020. He was born to the late William and Ruth (Shepard) Davis on September 20, 1927 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. He was a Lace Weaver for the textile industry and worked for Collyer Wire for many years. Mrarshall bravely served our country as a member of the United States Navy. Marshall married his beloved late wife, Olive, and they enjoyed 66 years of wonderful marriage before her passing in August of 2015. He made Citrus County his home in 1989 after moving from his hometown of Pawtucket and enjoyed attending Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness, FL. Marshall enjoyed watching the Red Sox and Patriots and will always be remembered for being a devoted husband to his wife, Olive. Along with his wife and parents, Marshall is preceded in death by his brother, William Davis and his three sisters, Ruthie, Marion, and Rita. Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Marshall Davis, Jr., Kenneth Davis, and Gayle Bobola; his sister, Mary; his 8 grandchildren; and his 6 great-grandchildren. Arrangements for Marshall are private. His urn will be laid to rest at Fountains Memorial Park in Homosassa, FL at a later date. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Elizabeth "Beth" DeFazio

Elizabeth "Beth" L DeFazio, 82, Floral City, FL
Elizabeth Lucille “Beth” DeFazio, 82, of Floral City, FL passed away on December 31, 2020 at Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing of Inverness, FL. She was born to the late Phares Green and Dorothy Esther (Woods) Bithell on July 11, 1938 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant for many years and in 1982, married her beloved late husband, Dominic. She and her husband Dominic made Citrus County their home that same year when they moved from St. Petersburg, FL. Elizabeth was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness, FL where she was a member of the Tuesday Ladies’ Circle. Elizabeth will be remembered for being a friend to everyone; she was always there for anyone that needed a helping hand, a listening ear, or a shoulder to cry on. She loved to volunteer for various organizations and charities and was very involved in volunteering at her church. She participated in Meals on Wheels and enjoyed serving others. Elizabeth also volunteered her time and visited with patients in the hospital or those under hospice care. Elizabeth was one of a kind who overflowed with compassion and love for others. Elizabeth, along with her parents, was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Dominic; her one brother; and her two sisters. Those left to cherish her memory are her five children, David Lewis (Angie) of Floral City, FL, Jeffrey Lewis (Brenda) of Lady Lake, FL, Elmer Lewis (Liz) of Floral City, FL, Darryl Lewis (Cyndi) of Ravensdale, WA, and Gregory Lewis (Rachelle) of Kirkland, WA; her 15 cherished grandchildren; and her 10 adored great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home is scheduled for Monday, January 11, 2021 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Mike Fonfara officiating. Friends and family are welcome to gather for a time of fellowship, beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Elizabeth’s urn will be laid to rest alongside her husband, Dominic, at Florida National Cemetery of Bushnell, FL at a later date. Arrangements and Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Blaine DuFrain

Blaine L DuFrain, 60, Floral City, FL
Blaine L. DuFrain of Floral City, FL passed away at his home on November 3, 2020 at the age of 60. Blaine was born in Watseka, IL, and resided in Onarga, IL. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Coast Guard. Following his military service, Blaine continued to serve his community as a Police Officer for the St. Petersburg, FL Police Department for 22 years. On June 12, 1983 he married Wanda (Bolvin) with whom he shared 37 years of marriage. Following his retirement from the police department, Blaine and Wanda made Floral City, FL their home in 2006. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing guitar, buying storage units and attending auctions. In addition to his loving wife Wanda, those left to mourn Blaine’s passing include his father, Blaine R. DuFrain (Dolores) of Woodland, IL; brothers: Brian DuFrain (Laura) of Onarga, IL, Barry and Ben DuFrain, both of Woodland, IL; sisters: Leala McClurg (Bob) of Bowling Green, MO, Dawn Parker (Nolan) of Florence, MS; and several nieces and nephews. Blaine is preceded in death by his mother, Linda Lee (Potts) Wojczynski. A committal service is scheduled for Friday, November 20, 2020 at 1:30 PM at Bay Pines Veterans Cemetery in St. Petersburg, FL. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Norman Edwards

Norman G Edwards, 82, Inverness, FL
Norman G. Edwards, 82, of Inverness, FL passed away on November 19, 2020 at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL. He bravely served our country as a member of the United States Air Force. Services for Norman are private. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Theresa Farrell

Theresa Farrell, 83, Hernando, FL
Theresa Ann “Terry” Farrell, age 83, Hernando, FL passed away November 6, 2020 at The Grove Rehab Center under the care of HPH Hospice. Terry was born in Brattleboro, VT on August 26, 1937 to the late John and Anna (LaFontaine) Tansey and moved to Florida permanently in the early 1980’s from Peterborough, NH. She was of the Catholic Faith. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 63 years, James P. “Jim” Farrell; two sons, Stephen Farrell of Yarmouth, ME and Eugene Farrell of Inverness; 2 brothers, Gene and Joseph Tansey; 2 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, John and Ronald Tansey. Catholic prayer services will be offered on Tuesday, November 10th at 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Fr. Tim Cummings, pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Inverness. Following cremation, burial will be in the family plot of St. Peters Cemetery, Peterborough, NH. Friends may visit the family at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, donations will be appreciated to Hernando-Pasco Hospice, 2939 W. Gulf To Lake Highway, Lecanto, FL 34460


Raymond Fink

Raymond C Fink, 88, Beverly Hills, FL
Raymond Clayton Fink, of Beverly Hills peacefully left us on Sunday, December 13th, 2020, at home following an issue with his heart. He was 88 years old. He had a sense of humor, a love of the land, was quick with a joke, had a strong handshake, and lived with his commitment to family and friends. He loved to work with his hands and help others and enjoyed taking vacations with his family. Ray was born on August 2, 1932, in York County, PA, the third child of Raymond H. and Mary P. Fink, who were lifelong farmers. Ray, known to his family and friends as “Sonny”, spent his youth working hard on the farm. Summers were spent planting and harvesting crops, “bringing in the hay”, tending to livestock, and he continued that effort throughout his adult years. He married Madeleine, “Maggie” Wert in June of 1953, and went to work for the American Can Company in Lemoyne, PA, with an entry-level position. He educated himself and became a mechanic rebuilding can lines and advanced himself to the level of machinist, the highest position in can production machining the parts needed to create various sizes of cans. Work at the can company escalated in the summer months as did the work on the farm. He frequently put in over 90 hours a week at the can company and spent many more hours of physical work assisting his parents with the farm until they sold it in 1973. Hard work didn’t scare Ray! After retirement he moved to Florida in 1984 with Maggie where they built a home, created a lawn cutting business, and joined the Elks lodge in Inverness which became his passion for the remainder of his life. Ray embraced the Elks, went through all of the Chairs, served a term as Exaulted Ruler in 1993/1994 where he spent the year committed to improving and building the lodge. He went on to become a Trustee and served in that position for many more years. His love of the Lodge centered and grounded him following the death of his wife in 2014. He continued to make his famous prime rib dinners and attend lodge functions, and met his new life partner, Judith Flegle who loved and cared for him through the remainder of his life. Ray enjoyed the undying love of two women and they each meant the world to him. Ray’s life was a good one and his passage was swift. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Debra Fink Yeager and Max Yeager of Boulder, CO; his life partner, Judith Flegle of Beverly Hills, FL; his brother and sister-in-law, James and Barbara Fink of York, PA; dozens of nieces and nephews; and many, many friends across the country. He is predeceased by his parents; brother and sister-in-law Ken and June Fink; and a sister and brother-in-law, Fairy Fink Bear and Jim Bear; all of York County, PA. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 6th, 2021, from 11 am to 2 pm at the Lodge in Hernando, FL. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Ray’s name to the Florida Elk’s Youth Camp, P.O. Box 49, Umatilla, FL 32784, Attn: Jen. Cremation care by Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Loretta Fisher

Loretta J Fisher, 84, Hernando, FL
Loretta J. Fisher, 84, of Hernando, FL passed away on October 24, 2020 in Inverness, FL. She was born to the late George W. and Mildred Vivian (Collins) Douglas on November 16, 1935 in Des Moines, Iowa. She worked in an after-school daycare for the local school district for many years. She married Harold Eugene Fisher in 1955 and enjoyed many beautiful years of marriage before his passing in 2010. Loretta moved to Citrus County in 2017 from her hometown of Des Moines, and made it her forever home. She enjoyed attending First Christian Church of Inverness. Loretta will be remembered for her ceramics artwork, her love of arts and crafts with her daycare kids, doing crossword puzzles, and reading her Bible. Along with her parents and her husband, Harold, she was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Michelle Adams. She is survived by her daughter, Connie (Gary) Jeffries of Hernando, FL; five cherished grandchildren; 14 adored great-grandchildren; and 10 loved great-great-grandchildren. Loretta was loved by many and will be dearly missed. Arrangements for Loretta are private. Loretta will be laid to rest in Iowa alongside her husband, Harold. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


John Fries

John Fries, 74, Homosassa, FL
Miles “John” Fries, age 74 of Homosassa, FL passed away on November 12, 2020 at the Cypress Cove Rehab Center following a lengthy illness. John was born in Buffalo, NY on December 14, 1945 to the late Miles and Eleanor (Russ) Fries and came to this area from St. Petersburg over 35 years ago. He was employed by the Florida Power Corporation as a HVAC Mechanic prior to retirement. John was a member of the First Assembly of God Church and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He also served our country in the U.S. Navy. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 25 years, Janice “Dee” Baldner-Fries; 1 daughter, Dawn Rosengren and husband, Scott of Huntsville, AL; 3 Step Sons: Reggie Terry and wife Chris, Russ Baldner and wife Misty, and Dan Baldner; 9 Grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements and burial in New Hope Cemetery with Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home Crematory.


David Garcia

David Garcia, 84, Inverness, FL
David Garcia of Inverness, FL passed away while under the loving care of his family and Vitas Hospice in Lecanto on January 1, 2021 at the age of 84. He was born to the late Ben and Olivama Garcia of Pueblo, CO on October 14, 1936. In October of 2000 David married his loving wife Jeanne with whom he shared 20 years of loving marriage. He and Jeanne made Inverness their home in 2005 after relocating from Colorado and attended the Redemption Point Assembly of God in Inverness. David was a welder by profession but also used his skills as a welder to create beautiful pieces of art out of steel. He spent many days working in his home workshop creating remarkable original works of art and became a talented woodworker in his later years. In addition to his loving wife Jeanne, those left to mourn David’s passing include his sons: David Garcia of Inverness, FL, Bob Garcia and his wife Cheryl of Simi Valley, CA, Mark Garcia of Pueblo, CO, Jim Garcia of Santa Fe, NM; daughter, Kathy Garcia of Colorado Springs, CO; sister, Rosie Arestegui of Hawthorne, CA; 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. David was preceded in death by his loving wife of 28 years and mother of his surviving 5 children, Mary F. Garcia. He was also preceded in death by 3 sisters: Suzie, Tabby and Angie and niece, Barbara Arestegui. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is scheduled for Tuesday, January 12, 2021 with visitation beginning at 10:00 AM followed by a chapel service at 11:00 AM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home and will be conducted by Pastor Kennie Berger of Redemption Point Assembly of God. Following the chapel service, David will be laid to rest at Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City, FL. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Isaiah 41:10: “Fear not, for I am with you. Be not dismayed, for I am your God, I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” This is David’s Life’s Verse.


Marilyn Geiger

Marilyn Geiger, 81, Inverness, FL
Marilyn Geiger of Inverness, FL passed away at her home on October 28, 2020 at the age of 81. Marilyn was born to the late John and Genevieve (Kruzewski) Bizelewicz in Jersey City, NJ on November 1, 1938. She made Citrus County her home in 2010 after relocating from Ft. Lauderdale and was a lifetime member of Inverness VFW #4337. Marilyn loved to socialize with her friends and was also a lifetime member of the IRRU Club in Inverness. She enjoyed taking trips to the casino in Tampa, listening to country music and dancing. Marilyn also liked fishing and crabbing. Those left to mourn Marilyn’s passing include her daughters: Valerie Bowers and her husband Michael of Overland Park, KS, Lorie Newton and her husband Jimmy of Inverness, FL, Tammy Shinn of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Tara Hickok and her husband David of Davie, FL; nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband of 15 years, Hale Geiger on December 13, 2008 and her son, Wayne Scott Shinn on January 5, 2012. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Genevieve. A celebration and luncheon in Marilyn’s honor, featuring a presentation by the VFW Women’s Auxiliary, is scheduled for Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the Inverness VFW Post #4337. An interment service will take place at South Florida National Cemetery in Lake Worth, FL on Friday, November 13, 2020 at 2:00 PM where Marilyn’s urn will be laid to rest beside her husband Hale. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Mary Gibson

Mary K Gibson, 88, Floral City, FL
Mary K. Gibson of Floral City, FL passed away at her home while surrounded by her loving family on December 12, 2020 at the age of 88. Mary was born in Manhattan, NY to the late Howard Charles and Mary (Karling) Kiehn on December 14, 1931. She was responsible for starting the first non-profit daycare facility in New York in the early 1970’s when she saw a need for working women entering the workforce. Mary remained the director of that facility for over 8 years. She relocated to Florida in 1979 and eventually made Citrus County her home in the early 1990’s after relocating from Pinellas County, FL. Mary continued to give back to her community and enjoyed volunteer work. She was very involved with hospice services and worked with their legacy program. Mary also enjoyed attending theater productions and musicals. She attended many of the community theater productions at the ARTS Center in Lecanto, FL. Those left to mourn Mary’s passing include her children: Elizabeth Chadwell of Floral City, FL and William Snedden of Sarasota, FL; and her grandchildren: Jonathan Chadwell and Quinn Snedden. She was preceded in death by her first husband, William Tait Snedden, second husband, Lewis Gibson and third husband, Lawrence Call. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Anna Gowan

Anna L Gowan, 90, Inverness, FL
Anna L. Gowan of Inverness, FL passed away at her home with her loving husband by her side and while under the care of HPH Hospice on December 1, 2020 at the age of 90. Anna was born to the late Palestine Wesley and Bertha May (Roland) Higginbotham in Cincinnati, OH on October 13, 1930. In 1986 she married her husband Anthony E. “Tony” Gowan with whom she shared 36 years of loving marriage. She and Tony made Citrus County their home in 2000 after relocating from Bradenton Beach, FL. Anna was a Christian by faith and attended worship services at the Highway 44 Church of God in Inverness. In her spare time she liked going to the beach and shopping. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her family and her grandchildren. In addition to her husband Tony, those left to mourn Anna’s passing include her sons: Michael Thomas Leece and Timothy Wesley Leece; her stepson, Eric James Gowan; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ann was preceded in death by her son, Bruce Daniel Leece in 2003; her daughter, Connie Ann Leece in 2018; one brother and one sister. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


James Graham

James H Graham, 88, Floral City, FL
James Huston Graham, 88, of Floral City, FL passed away January 6, 2021 at HPH Hospice in Lecanto, FL. He was born in Cochran, GA on December 3, 1932 to the late Sam and Maroy (Fowler) Graham. James was employed by and retired from the Department of Defense where he worked as a contract inspector, which included working on the space shuttle guidance systems. He arrived in this area in the late 1970’s coming from Clearwater, FL. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. James was a devout Christian and attended the Inverness Church of God for over 40 years, serving many years as a Church Elder. James enjoyed fishing, traveling and camping, but most of all being with his family. He was preceded in death by one son, Del Huston Graham; 2 brothers, John and William Graham; and 2 sisters, Lucille Owens and Rosa Robinson. James is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Johnnie Gay Graham; son James Darvin Graham and his wife Delene of Inverness, FL, daughter Virginia Denise Slusser and her husband Butch of Inverness, sister Shirley Shelton of Hawkinsville, GA; 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Inverness Church of God on Saturday, January 30, 11:00 A.M. with Pastors David Lucas, Harvey Dunn and Larry Powers officiating. The service will be live streamed on the church’s facebook page. James’s urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


George Grant

George F Grant, 65, Hernando, FL
George Foster Grant of Hernando, FL passed away at Advent Health in Ocala, FL on December 17, 2020 at the age of 65. George was born in Melrose, MA to the late Allen and Gladys (Manley) Grant on October 15, 1955. On May 17, 1975 he married Jeanne (Bittner) with whom he shared 45 years of loving marriage. Prior to retirement, George was employed as an Electrical Lineman for the City of Littleton, MA. He and Jeanne made Citrus County their home in 1997 after relocating from Townsend, MA. In his spare time George enjoyed forging steel and making homemade knives. He loved traveling with his wife and had traveled to Alaska on two different occasions. George also liked going to the gun range and being outdoors however, his favorite pastime was spending time with his family, especially his beloved grandchildren. While he was a friendly and outgoing man that never met a stranger, family was George’s everything and he preferred to spend any spare time he had with them. After being diagnosed with Non Hodgkins Lymphoma at the age of 49, George and Jeanne decided life was too precious to “wait” to grow old together. They began to travel more and try to enjoy their children and grandchildren as much as possible. George had an immense zest for life and fought hard to beat down his cancer on several occasions. In addition to his wife Jeanne, those left to mourn George’s passing include his daughters: Emilie Poots and her husband Thomas of Ocala, FL, Cassandra Iverson of Hernando, FL; son, George Grant II and his wife Shaina of Pine Ridge, FL; sisters: Judy Reed of Las Vegas, NV, Suzanne Chase of Providence, RI; grandchildren: Angelique, Savannah, Adaira, Kayden, Ava, Max, Ryan, Isla Charlotte and Willow. George was preceded in death by his brother, Ernie Grant on July 4, 2017. A Memorial Service will be determined at a later date in order to keep everyone as safe as possible. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Kathryn Gronauer

Kathryn M Gronauer, 98, Spring Hill, FL
Kathryn M. Gronauer, 98, of Spring Hill, FL passed away on January 1, 2021 at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville, FL. She was born to the late August and Ina (Haworth) Woerner on May 2, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was a Secretary for The American Red Cross for many years and made Citrus County her home in 1999 after moving from Ft. Myers, FL. She enjoyed 74 beautiful years of marriage to Donald R. Gronauer before his passing on July 18, 2015. Kathryn was an avid golfer and it was one of her most loved hobbies. Along with her beloved husband, Donald and her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister. Those left to cherish her memory are her two children, John Gronauer (Emily Harris) of Brooksville, FL and Janice Goodwin (late Gerald) of Dunedin, FL; her four grandsons; and her six great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life for Kathryn is on Tuesday, January 19, at 2:30 PM, at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. A procession to the cemetery from the funeral home will depart at 1:45 PM, friends and family are welcome to gather at the funeral home prior to the procession leaving. Kathryn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery alongside her husband, Donald. Arrangements and Cremation with Care are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Michael Gross

Michael A Gross, 67, Inverness, FL
Michael Allen Gross of Inverness, FL passed away at Vitas Hospice in Lecanto on November 27, 2020 at the age of 67. Michael was born in Pinellas Park, FL to the late Homer B. and Ethel M. (Jones) Gross on November 12, 1953. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a Glass Installer for Weber Glass in Inverness, FL for a number of years. Those left to mourn Michael’s family include his daughters: Jennie Shepard of Inverness, FL and Michelle Coy of Taylorville, IL; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Mildred "Millie" Hatt

Mildred "Millie" A Hatt, 71, Inverness, FL
Mildred “Millie” Alice Hatt of Inverness, FL passed away at Vitas Hospice in Lecanto on December 25, 2020 at the age of 71. Millie was born to the late Raymond and Florence (Sargent) Williams on November 23, 1949 in Haverhill, MA. After relocating to Citrus County from Massachusetts, she became an Aide at the Key Training and Rehabilitation Center. Millie is survived by daughters: Stacy Hollis and Teri Corda; sister, Alma Duquette; brothers: Richard, Eddie and Norman Williams; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy David Hatt and brothers, Raymond and Robert Williams. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Annie Hensley

Annie M Hensley, 94, Inverness, FL
Annie May Hensley, age 94, Inverness, FL passed away at home on December 29, 2020 with her son Rocky at her side. Annie May was born in Archer, FL on May 12, 1926 to the late Clarence A. and Bernice (Nelson) Vause, and came to Citrus County in 1932. She attended almost all of her school years in Citrus County where she graduated with the class of 1945 from Citrus High School. She worked for several county government offices and retired from the Citrus County Property Appraiser in 1988 after serving the people of Citrus County for 31 years in a variety of positions. Annie May was a Certified Observer for the Aircraft Warning Service under the US ARMY during WW II. She kept watch for enemy aircraft from the tower of the Historic Courthouse in Inverness. She also enjoyed being in “Follow that Dream” movie with Elvis Pressley as an extra in the courthouse scene. She always said he gave her a piece of gum. She loved Nascar and Football! (Loved the Gators) If you wanted a mean piece of fried chicken, you just had to ask! A cast iron skillet was all she needed ….many a Sunday lunch was spent eating her delicious meals cooked with love in her heart! Also had plenty in case anyone stopped by for a visit. Nothing made her happier than having her family all around her. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Hershel “Rocky” Hensley and his wife, Melanie, Inverness, FL; 2 grandchildren: Kristen Todd and Hillary Hammerle (John); 4 great grandchildren: Makayla, Kinnley, and Jackson Todd, and Myles Hammerle. She is also survived by several beloved nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters: Betty Lee McIntyre and Jeannette Walter, who predeceased her two years ago on the very same day. There is a Celebration of Life scheduled for Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 12:00 noon at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Byron Brown, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Inverness officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 11:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by Citrus County Blessings, PO Box 42, Lecanto Fl. 34460 or Boys & Girls Club of Citrus County PO Box 907, Lecanto, Fl. 34460


Murrice Herb

Murrice S Herb, 96, Floral City, FL
Murrice S. “Smoaky” Herb, age 96 of Floral City, FL passed away October 18, 2020 at The Bridge Life Care Center of Ocala. A native of Citrus County, and a life time resident, she was born in Floral City on November 4, 1924 to the late Martin M. and Frances Landrum Smoak. She was self employed, working in the citrus and agriculture industry most of her life. She also was the proprietor of the Wishing Stone Tavern between Inverness and Floral City for many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Inverness . She is survived by her son, Dane E. Herb who lives in Ocala. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Leonard J. Herb, Jr. and her siblings, Carey and Morgan Smoak; Leone Banes, and Allene Bellot; many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 3:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with The Rev. Dr. Byron Brown, pastor of the First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at a later date in Lake Lindsey Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Smoaky’s memory may be made to The First Baptist Church of Inverness or a charity of your choice.


Patricia Hoffman

Patricia S Hoffman, 87, Tampa, FL
Patricia Suzanne Hoffman of Tampa, FL passed away at Brandon Regional Hospital on December 29, 2020 at the age of 87. Patricia was a native Floridian and born to the late Alva and Marie (Montgomery) Warne on July 27, 1933 in Haines City. She shared 51 years of loving marriage to her husband Larry Hoffman, who preceded her in death in June of 2020. Patricia is a former resident of Citrus County and relocated to Tampa 6 years ago to be closer to her daughter and son in law who also became her caregivers. Patricia was known to be a “Social Butterfly”. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and loved to play golf. She was an excellent cook and a wonderful baker. Patricia also enjoyed traveling and had traveled to a great many destinations all over the world with her husband over the years. Those left to mourn Patricia’s passing include her daughter, Kim Weed and her husband Paul of Temple Terrace, FL; sons: Barton Bradshaw and his wife Tobi of Texas, Darrel Hoffman of Osage Beach, MO; and 5 grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Patricia was preceded in death by 1 brother and 1 sister. A graveside committal service is scheduled for Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 3:00 PM at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness, FL and will be conducted by the Reverend Greg Kell, retired Pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church of Inverness. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Jeffrey Hudson

Jeffrey D Hudson, 68, Citrus Springs, FL
Jeffrey Duncan Hudson of Citrus Springs, FL passed away at his home on December 26, 2020 at the age of 68. Jeffrey was born to the late Arlington Mayes and Elsie Dove (Eichhorst) Hudson in St. Louis, MO on February 4, 1952. On July 3, 1988 he married his loving wife Donna (Hassler) with whom he shared 32 years of loving marriage. Jeffrey was a 1974 graduate of Indiana University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Chemistry. He went on to become a professional landscape designer and gardening was his passion. Jeffrey loved the outdoors and enjoyed hiking, fishing and canoeing. In addition to his wife Donna, those left to mourn Jeffrey’s passing include his sons: Zachary Hudson (Carrie) of Bloomington, IN, Matthew Daggy (Gelly) of Homosassa, FL, John Michael Hudson (Paola) of Washington, DC, Elijah Daggy (Alejandra) of Tarpon Springs, FL; daughter, Emily Rose Michael (Peter) of Tarpon Springs, FL; brothers: Jerome Hudson (Darlene) of Bloomfield, IN, Jonathan Hudson (Marlaine) of Ammon, ID, Jameson Hudson (Donna) of Pagosa Springs, CO, Jackson Hudson (Jennifer) of Ingram, TX, Joseph Hudson (Cecilia) of Arvada, CO; twin sister, Jennifer Lynn of Binghamton, NY; sister, Jeanna Hudson of Coral Springs, FL; 11 grandchildren: Henzly, Hazel, Luke, Ayanna, Angelia, Sakellarios, Sofie, Apollo, Luca, Leland, Calvin; ; and his former wife and family friend, Susan Hicks of Bloomington, IN. Jeffrey’s family is planning a memorial service at a later date, possibly in April of 2021 so they can celebrate and remember his wonderful life. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL


Anthony Hughes

Anthony W Hughes, 69, Inverness, FL
Anthony Wayne “Tony” Hughes of Inverness, FL passed away at his home on December 12, 2020 at the age of 69. Tony was born in Bristol, PA to the late Wayne and Doris (Curry) Hughes on December 7, 1951. Prior to retirement, he was an Industrial Brick Layer for the Steel and Foundry Industry. On September 27, 1980 Tony married his wife Margaret “Maggie” (Waligorski) with whom he shared 40 years of loving marriage. He and Maggie moved to Florida and made Citrus County their home in 2016 after relocating from Pennsylvania. Tony loved going to and watching horse racing, especially the harness horse races. He also enjoyed gardening and swimming in his pool. In addition to his wife Maggie, those left to mourn Tony’s passing include siblings: Wayne Hughes of Citrus Springs, FL, Mark Andrew Hughes of Mainesburg, PA and Elizabeth Ann Cummings and her husband Dennis of Travelers Rest, SC. Tony was preceded in death by his sister in law, Maggie Hughes on November 27, 2017. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory Inverness, FL.


Robert Jackson, Sr.

Robert M Jackson, Sr., 51, Inverness, FL
Robert Michael Jackson, Sr. of Inverness, FL passed away at the age of 51 in Tampa, FL at Tampa General Hospital on November 10, 2020. He was born to Larry M. and the late Georgia E. (Price) Jackson on December 17, 1968 on Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. He worked as a Truss Engineer for many years. Robert and his beloved wife, Leslie Liotti Jackson have been together for 19 years. Their anniversary is Jan 30. Together, they moved to Citrus County in 2019 when they relocated from Riverview, FL. Robert was Christian by faith and loved attending River of Life Christian Center, now called “Reach City” in Riverview, FL. OUR ROCK, OUR HERO, OUR IRON MAN! Robert lit up the room with his beautiful sparkling blue eyes and loving smile. Robert made it his mission to take others under his wings and guide them in the right direction. Robert has touched many lives, which has resulted in many people giving their hearts to the Lord. Robert, also known as “Iron Man” loved the Iron Man Marvel movies. He always enjoyed joking around and making others smile, even in icu at the hospital. He's a very patriotic, God fearing man. He enjoyed treasure hunting, walks on the beach, spending time at down town Disney, a self made encyclopedia, Brady & Gronks #1 Fan. He was also a video game master and creative in every single way possible. He's the strongest man that has or will ever exist, besides Jesus. He is part of our souls and deep within our hearts. "Robert, You were missed before you even left. You conquered ALL. You completed your missions given to you by God." We love you always and forever and ever and ever, all the way up to the sky and beyond beyond beyond. Those left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 19 years, Leslie Liotti Jackson; his three sons, Gene N. Jackson, Robert M. Jackson, Jr., and Coby M. Jackson; his daughter, Michelle A. Jackson; his step-daughter, Ericka C. McElroy; his two brothers, Scott and David Jackson. He was also a Father, a brother and a best friend to Nick Liotti Jr; Alaina Liotti; James Yates and his precious angel Emma. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 11 AM at the River of Life Christian Center, now known as Reach City located at 6605 Krycul Ave, Riverview, FL 33578. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Lenora Susan Jeffes

Lenora Susan Jeffes, 77, Homosassa, FL
Lenora Susan Jeffes, 77, of Homosassa, FL passed away on October 20, 2020, at Vitas Hospice in Lecanto, FL. Susan was born in Flint, Michigan on July 28, 1943. A graduate of Michigan State University and long-time music and choral educator in both Michigan and Florida, she was an accomplished harpist and furnished private instruction in harp and piano for many years. A talented seamstress, tailoring and pattern-making were much-loved hobbies. In 1966, Susan married her beloved husband, David, and started a family in Flint. In 1984 they moved to Citrus County to start a business. Susan was named the 1994-95 Teacher of the Year at Lecanto Middle School, and in 2005 she was honored as one of Citrus County's Most Admired Businesswomen in the Arts. Susan was a follower of Jesus and member of Redeemer Presbyterian Church of Inverness, FL. Along with her parents, Lenora is preceded in death by two sisters, Virginia Black and Georginia Peterman. Those left to cherish her memory are her beloved husband, David; her son, Ryan Jeffes and his wife, Jennifer of Hernando, FL; her two beloved sisters, Willodean “Billie” Reed of Lake Jackson, Texas and Sharon Hastings of Naples, FL; her adored grandchildren, Madeline, Jane, and Eleanor Jeffes; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends welcomed to attend visitation with the family on Monday, October 26th, 2020 from 5-7 PM at Redeemer Presbyterian Church of Inverness, FL. Her funeral will be held at the church on Tuesday, October 27th at 11:00 AM with Pastor Ryan Jeffes officiating. Interment will follow at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Arvilla Johnson

Arvilla L Johnson, 81, Inverness, FL
Arvilla L. Johnson, 81, of Inverness, passed away November 23, 2020 at Vitas Hospice in Lecanto. Arvilla was born in Minneapolis, Kansas, to the late Mosway and Lola (Wheeler) Stout, on December 31, 1938. She came to Citrus County 35 years ago from Tampa, FL. Arvilla was an assembly line worker for AT & T. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, enjoyed fishing, cooking and exercising at the local gym. Additionally, she spent many hours on the trail walking with her dogs. She was a member of the CMH volunteers. Left to cherish her memory are her sons: Robert Smith of Riverview, FL and Larry Smith of Mulberry, FL; her daughters: Debbie Gibson of Inverness and Diane Wolfe of Jacksonville; 4 brothers: Melvin, Cecil, Keith and Jimmy, all of Kansas; her sister, Jean, of Kansas; 5 grandchildren and11 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 31 years, Dallas C. Johnson, on November 17, 2005. A Celebration of Life for Arvilla will be conducted on Saturday, November 28th at 2:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness. Burial will follow at the Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City. Friends may visit with the family from 12 noon until the hour of service.


Arthur Kelly

Arthur M Kelly, 58, Crystal River, FL
Arthur Maloy Kelly, age 58, of Crystal River, FL passed away November 22, 2020 in Seven Rivers Hospital. Mr. Kelly was born in Jacksonville, FL on November 27, 1961 to the late Malone and Lucille (Jordan) Kelly and moved to Citrus County over 30 years ago from Oxford, FL. He was a natural born mechanic and tinkerer of all trades. His passion was outboard motors, and he spent his career working in the boating industry. A thrill-seeker at heart, Maloy loved all things racing – boats, cars, and motorcycles. As a young man, he raced dirt bikes and on any given Saturday, you could find him under the lights at Citrus County Speedway, chasing that checkered flag. Maloy never knew a stranger. On many occasions, he would go missing while in a public place with Kim, only to be later found with a new-found friend. Maloy was also a proud member of the Crystal River Church of God. He loved the Lord and his family deeply. The many lives he brought to know the Lord and the footprints he left in our hearts will be his legacy. As we move forward, Maloy would want everyone to know Jesus and treat others as brothers and sisters of the Lord. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 37 years, Kimberley (Miller) Kelly, Crystal River, FL; two daughters: Amber Peterson and her husband, James of Palm Bay, FL; Shawna Riggs, and husband Patrick of New Port Richey, FL; one sister, Christine “Tina” Lawler, Inverness; two grandchildren: Logan and Adyson Peterson. He was predeceased by his brother, Warren Kelly. A Celebration of Life for Maloy is schedule for Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 1:00 PM from the Crystal River Church of God with Pastors Ronnie Reed and Justin Strickland officiating. Burial will follow in Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City. The family will receive visitors at the church from 12 Noon. Guests in attendance are requested to wear masks. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory assisted the family.


Mark Kenney

Mark D Kenney, 71, Inverness, FL
Mark Douglas Kenney, age 71, Inverness, FL passed away October 21, 2020 at Vitas Hospice in Lecanto. Mr. Kenney was born in Gulfport, FL on February 23, 1949 to the late Douglas and Audrey Jane (Ellis) Kenney and moved to this area in 2010 from Safety Harbor, FL. He was a retired Design Engineer in the medical-semiconductor field and attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Lois Marie Kenney; step daughter, Dana Joy Scudder, Inverness, FL; step brother, Richard Kenyon, Lake Panasoffkee, FL; 2 grandchildren. Catholic prayer services will be offered on Friday, October 30, 2020 at 10:00 AM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Fr. Tim Cummings officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery at a later date.


Tony "TJ" King

Tony "TJ" King, 25, Inverness, FL
Tony James “TJ” King, 25, of Inverness, passed away November 10, 2020 in Hernando, FL. TJ was born in Dearborn, MI, to Anthony David King, Jr. and Heather Carter. He came to Citrus County 11 years ago from Michigan. He was a 20 year “snowbird” from MI, and enjoyed his time between the two states. TJ was a distribution truck loader. He enjoyed motorcycles and formerly worked at Vicious Cycle. He loved fishing, enjoyed collecting guns, working on and building cars. TJ spent his whole life taking after his father. He loved kids and all the kids flocked to him, he was just a kid at heart. Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Anthony King, Jr. of Inverness, Heather Carter of Monroe, MI; his children: Bentley King of Garden City, MI and Ava Marie King of Cocoa, FL; his brother, David Carter of Romulus, MI; and grandparents: Janet Carter and Anthony King, Sr. A Gathering of Family and Friends for TJ will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness. Friends may call from 10:00 AM until service time


Vivian Kohn

Vivian J Kohn, 92, Inverness, FL
Vivian J. Kohn, 92, of Inverness, FL passed away on January 2, 2021 at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL. She was born to the late James C. and Mary G. (Dawson) Martin on October 2, 1928 in Greentown, Ohio. She married her beloved husband, Joel, in 1947 and became a homemaker and a blessing to her family. She made the Citrus County her home when she and her husband moved here in 1990 from Hiawassee, Georgia. Vivian loved to sew and volunteer at hospitals. She will be remembered for being a very kind, caring person who was always willing to help out anyone she met. Along with her parents, her husband preceded in her in death on March 30, 2003 and her son, Terence Kohn also preceded her in death.. Those left to cherish Vivian’s memory are her children, Ryan Kohn (Terri) of South Carolina, Shannon Kohn (Stacy) of Stuart, FL, and David Kohn of Inverness, FL; her seven cherished grandchildren; and her seven adored great-grandchildren. Services for Vivian are private and Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL. Vivian will be laid to rest alongside her husband, Joel, at the Florida National Cemetery of Bushnell, FL at a later date.


Richard LIttle

Richard L LIttle, 94, Citrus Springs, FL
Richard L. Little, 94, of Citrus Springs, Fla., passed away on Monday, December 21, 2020 in Inverness, Fla. He was born on August 3, 1926 in East Peoria, Ill to Roy and Oneita Little. Rich was married on March 3, 1951 to Bonnie L. Price and was a devoted husband for 61 years. As a young man, he was proud to serve in the United States Navy as a Motor Operator Machinist (MOMM3) from 1944-1946. He served during World War II in the South Pacific. While living in Illinois, Rich worked at Cilco Light Company and was the owner/operator of a Dairy Queen restaurant and the Dream Hut (an independent ice cream parlor). Throughout his life, Rich enjoyed traveling, square dancing, fishing, playing cards, serving on the Englewood Turtle Patrol, and spending quality time with his family and friends. He was survived in life by sons; Edwin Little of Inverness Fla., and Richard Little and wife Melody of Marquette Heights, Ill.; brothers, Leroy Little and wife Joanne of Williamsfield Ill., Dale Little and wife Carol of Avon Ill.; sister, Valerie Pecoy of Williamsfield Ill.; eight grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by parents Roy Little and Oneita Billmeyer; wife, Bonnie L. Little; daughter, Teresa S. Smith; brother, Gene Little; and sisters, Fern Rodemich, Leona Yelm, and Phyliss Kness. Rich was a strong, proud, and good man. He will be missed by many! A private memorial service and inurnment will be scheduled at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla.


Walter Long

Walter D Long, 76, Dunnellon, FL
Walter Daniel Long, 76 of Dunnellon, passed away at home under the loving care of his family on January 2, 2021. Walter was born in the Bronx, NY, on January 9, 1944, to the late Jack and Helen (Ryan) Long. Walter came to Citrus County in 1972 from Queens, NY. He was the owner of Fair Rate Movers and a graduate of La Salle Academy in New York City. Devoted husband of Carol (Burns) Long for 53 years and loving father of Colleen (Long) Rowley of New Jersey, Vincent (Julann) Long of Tallahassee, Laurene Long of Inverness and Ryan Long of Dunnellon. Proud grandfather of Kristeen, Katie, Kalyn, Kellen, Jack, JJ and Riley, and great grandfather of five. Brother of Eugene (and the late Patricia) Long of Lecanto and Veronica (Bob) Barker of Beverly Hills, and preceded in death by brothers: Vincent Long and John Long and sisters: Doloris Long, Jacquelene Riley and Geraldine Lennon. Further survived by beloved nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Walter will be fondly remembered by his family and friends as a tirelessly hard working and honest man, a loving husband and father, a doting grandfather, a cherished uncle, a loyal friend and a devout Catholic. Memorial services for Walter will be conducted on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at 3:00 PM, from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Reverend Vincent Marchese

Reverend Vincent G Marchese, 90, Floral City, FL
Reverend Vincent George Marchese of Floral City, FL, passed away while under the loving care of his family and VITAS Hospice, Lecanto, on January 3, 2021 at the age of 90. Up until a few days before his passing, he had lived a healthy and independent life. Vincent was born in Brooklyn, NY, to the late Vincent James Marchese and Minnie Gertrude (Gilleo) Durbin. He has been married to his loving wife, Ruth (Olsen) Marchese, for more than 50 years. Vincent and Ruth made Citrus County their home 22 years ago after relocating from Babylon, NY. Vincent was an ordained Assemblies of God minister for the majority of his life and last pastored Babylon Assembly of God church. Locally, he and his wife were members of First Church of God in Inverness. Vincent also provided ministerial services to Sanctuary Mission, Bushnell, an organization providing assistance to those who have been released from incarceration and are rebuilding their lives. In his spare time, he most enjoyed fishing and bowling. In addition to his wife Ruth, those left to mourn Vincent’s passing include his son, David Marchese and his wife Ruth of Cary, NC; daughters: Miriam Trimmer and her husband Michael of Chino, CA, Amy Fox of Chino, CA; grandchildren: Will, Michael & Samantha, Mark & Angelica, Emma, Christiana; great grandchildren: Archer and Theodore. Vincent was preceded in death by his first wife, Beatrice Grace (Dove), who died at the age of 39 in 1969. His two brothers have also passed: Francis and William. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is scheduled for Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness and will be conducted by Pastor David McCane of the Inverness First Church of God. Friends are invited to join the family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM. Vincent will be cremated. His remains will be laid to rest, at a future time, with his surviving and devoted wife, Ruth.


Kellie Marino

Kellie Marino, 54, Inverness, FL
Kellie Marino of Inverness, FL passed away at her home with her loving family by her side and while under the care of Vitas Hospice on November 27, 2020 at the age of 54. Kellie was born to Lynne (Schwartz) Marino and the late Jack Spinelli in Brooklyn, NY on October 30, 1966. She served her community as a Police Officer for the City of New York for over 10 years. She then went on to become a caregiver for those in need. Kellie became a Certified Nurse’s Assistant and cared for patients that suffered from memory issues, living in their homes and caring for them round the clock, 24 hours a day. She truly was a selfless person who always put others needs before her own. 17 years ago she made Inverness her home after relocating from New York. Here in Florida, Kellie provided transportation services to others that needed rides to doctors appointments or a lift to the airport. It was also here that she met and married the love of her life, Cynthia (Krueger) Marino. She was a Christian by faith and attended worship services at the New Church Without Walls in Lecanto, FL. Kellie was a huge fan a sports and especially loved football, hockey and baseball. Her favorite teams were the New York Giants, the Tampa Bay Lightening and the New York Yankees. In her spare time she enjoyed traveling and especially loved trips to the beach. Kellie also enjoyed shopping, a lot! In addition to her loving wife Cynthia, those left to mourn Kellie’s passing include her mother, Lynne Marino; her brothers: Jerry Marino and his girlfriend Gina Valvo and William Spinelli; and her sister, Kim Spinelli-Young; nieces and nephews: Savannah, Isabella, Christopher, Nicholas, Phillip, Justin and Jordon; aunts and uncles: Marcia and Ramon Jean, Harold and Ellen Zeiker, Lee and Marla Schwartz, Guy and Stacey Schwartz, and Carol Gavin; cousins: Heather, Evan Z., Shereen, Joseph, Lauren, Ellyana, Edward, Jason, Evan S., Darcy, Jorden, Jesse, Giana and Valerie; her brother and sister in law: Ruben and Patricia Cardona; and dear friends: Tammie Wypcha and Mary Kimble. Kellie was preceded in death by her grandparents: Harry and Ethel Schwartz and William and Beatrice Spinelli. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Marie McQueen

Marie McQueen, 91, Inverness, FL
Marie McQueen, 91, of Inverness, left this World to her Heavenly home, with the Angels, on October 18, 2020, at the Grove Health & Rehab in Hernando. Marie was born in Memphis, Tennessee on February 14, 1929 to the late Arvie and Nina (Parker) Shelton, and came to Citrus County in 1987 from Clearwater, FL. During her working years, Marie was a legal secretary, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Inverness. Marie loved to travel, was a great bridge player, and kept up with all the latest technology. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter in law, Kathy Renfro (Gil) of Inverness; her grandchildren: Lawrence W. Renfro II (Regina), April M. Renfro Curry (Ryan); her sister Nina Broadway of Franklin, TN; 5 great grandchildren: Presley Curry, Gracelyn Curry, Annabelle Renfro, Trey Renfro and Amelia Renfro, 2 nephews: favorite nephew, Reggie Gardner (Kim) of Nashville, TN and Tim Gardner (Scottie), Memphis, TN. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry McQueen on July 7, 1998 and her son Rev. Lawrence Renfro. We will miss you “Grandma Bee”! A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 3:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow at a later date in Serenity Gardens Cemetery, Largo, FL


Anthony Milazzo, Sr.

Anthony C Milazzo, Sr., 62, Inverness, FL
Anthony Charles Milazzo, Sr. of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on December 13, 2020 at the age of 62. He was born to Peter Joseph and Eleanor (Packlian) Milazzo on August 13, 1958 in Trenton, NJ. Anthony proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force. He went on to work as a Conductor for the Amtrak Railroad Company retiring after 36 years of service. He is remembered by his family and friends as a kid-at-heart. Tony had a strong faith in God and loved his family beyond measure. Some of his hobbies were traveling, scuba diving, and the outdoors which included a love of planting trees and gardening. He also loved to sing and dance. Tony believed the best in everyone and had a huge heart. He believed in treating everyone how he would want to be treated and was loved by many for this philosophy. His sense of humor and lovable personality will always be remembered. Those left to mourn Anthony’s passing include his brother David Milazzo; his wife, Kathy (Kell) Milazzo; his sons: Paul Milazzo, David Toothman, Anthony Milazzo, Jr., Robert Milazzo, Timothy Milazzo; daughters: Dalena Celeri, Melissa Kubler, and Mary Despain; his grandchildren: Mackenzie, Mason, Willow, Waylon, Alessa, Ellie, Piper, Noah, Penny, Hazel, Lyanna, and Eli. Additionally, he is survived by loving nieces, nephews, and a host of lifelong friends to include: the Mielke and Martone family, Redemption Point (Assemblies of God) church family, Calvery Church family, and his Amtrak family. A memorial service will be held on Monday December 21st, 2020 at Redemption Point Church starting at One o'clock. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Margaret Myers

Margaret A Myers, 73, Floral City, FL
Margaret Ann Myers of Floral City, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on November 11, 2020 at the age of 73. Margaret was born in Richmond, VA on August 18, 1947 to the late Edward C. and Margaret Eva (Spain) Amos. She was married to her loving husband Frank Myers for 41 years and together they made Citrus County their home in 1987 after relocating from Bethlehem, PA.In addition to her husband, Margaret is survived by her son, Michael Myers, of Hernando, FL; brothers: Edward Amos and Ralph Amos, both of Blackstone, VA, Raymond Amos of Atlanta, GA; sister, Grace Cavanaugh of Stone Mountain, GA; and grandchildren: Jessica Lynn Dixon and Brian Alan Myers. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Russell Myers

Russell E Myers, 75, Lecanto, FL
Russell E. Myers, 75, of Lecanto, FL passed away on October 21, 2020 at HPH Hospice in Lecanto with his wife of 30 years, Patricia, by his side. Russ was born to the late Russell E. and Yoland Myers in Charleston, WV on June 10, 1945. He, along with his wife, was a longtime resident of Citrus County and took pride in owning and operating his own business, Custom Fence here in Citrus County, Florida. Russ’ passion was restoring classic cars—his personal favorite was his 1954 Ford Skyliner. He also enjoyed polishing and repairing aluminum and stainless steel pieces for cars and was always looking for an excuse to tinker on something. He was a former member of KKOA and local car clubs where he made many good friends. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Pat; his three brothers, Frank and his wife, Diane, Tim, and Thomas Myers; his three sisters, Ruth Pitts, Delores Williams, and Carol Tyler; his beloved cats; and many, many great friends that he was blessed with along the way. Russ was preceded in death by his brother, Larry. Russ was loved by many and will be deeply missed. Private arrangements have been scheduled for Russ. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Jack Nash

Jack B Nash, 95, Inverness, FL
JACK BROWN NASH World War II Army Veteran, Jack Brown Nash, passed peacefully on Dec. 17, 2020 in Inverness, Florida at 95 years old. Born in 1925 in Bluefield, Virginia he spent his early years fishing local streams and hunting on East River Mountain. He carried that love of the outdoors throughout his life. After entering the Army in 1943, he served in the 164th Combat Engineers during the Western front of World War II—landing on Utah Beach, fighting in the Battle of the Bulge and protecting the Bridge at Remagen from German forces. His detailed tales of the War were always enjoyed and will be deeply missed. A Florida resident since 1959, he raised his family and coached little league baseball in Lantana, Florida. After retiring from Flowers Baking Company he spent his time at “frog level” in Citrus County. He is preceded in death by his wife Mary Anne Nash and brothers Alvin and Ray Nash. He is survived by his brother Paul Nash and loving children Jack W. Nash, Gail Holland and Pam Morrison; stepdaughter Pat Rothenberg and family and by those who call him “Poppy”. He will be interred at the Florida National Cemetery on Thursday, Jan 21, 2021 at 2:20 PM with private military honors and committal service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his honor to The Honor Flight Network. https://www.honorflight.org/


Cynthia Neuhausen

Cynthia I Neuhausen, 49, Inverness, FL
Cynthia Irene Neuhausen of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on December 2, 2020 at the age of 49. Cynthia was born on December 31, 1970 in St. Petersburg, FL to James Henry Neuhausen and Penelope Dorcas (Rute) Wood. She made Citrus County her home 1½ years ago after relocating from Tarpon Springs. Photography was her passion and she was extremely talented. For a time Cynthia worked for a studio that took portraits of school children. She also loved anything related to Disney. Cynthia was a collector of PEZ dispensers and her collection is well over 1000 at this point. Several times throughout the years her collection would go on display at libraries throughout the area. Those left to mourn Cynthia’s passing include her partner of 7 years, Christopher Scutt; her mother, Penelope Wood; her father, James Neuhausen; and brother, Christopher J. Wood. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Marion Paulson

Marion Paulson, 96, Inverness, FL
Marion (Fraser) Paulson, 96, of Inverness, passed away on November 19, 2020 in Inverness, FL. She was a long-time Inverness resident, most recently at the Inverness Club and New Horizons Assisted Living. She was born October 10, 1924 in Minnesota City, MN and attended elementary and high schools in Galesville, WI and Winona Business College in Winona, MN. She married Army Air Corp Lt. Ardell Paulson of Whitehall, WI on Nov. 24, 1945 in San Angelo, TX. They had three children, Eric, who died in childhood, Amanda and Kristine. She and Ardell spent their working years in Dayton, OH, where Ardell was a school teacher, and Marion was a civilian secretary for 23 years at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Marion also took numerous trips abroad to Europe and especially enjoyed her time in Greece and Turkey with her dear sister-in-law Enid Nehring. In retirement, she and Ardell enjoyed traveling together across this beautiful country and spent peaceful summers at their quaint lakeside cottage in Wisconsin. During their travels, they met new friends at a campground in Marianna, FL, who told them about Citrus County. Upon visiting the area, they chose Inverness as their new “home”. They were proud charter members of Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church in Lecanto, and served SRPC for many years before Ardell’s death on Feb. 5, 2011. Marion missed him every day since. Marion is survived by daughters, Amanda Fraser of McMinnville, TN and Kristine (Rod) Boggs of Inverness, FL; grandchildren, Simone Edgell of Xenia, OH, Leanne Boggs of Palm Harbor, FL, and Kevin (Sarah) Boggs of Omaha, NE; great-grandson, Nathan Edgell; and sister, Marge Brushe of Missoula, MT. Her sisters in faith at SRPC were Betty (Ted) Santana and Grace (Arthur) Nersasian, who preceded her in death, along with Ardell, son, Eric, and brother, Howard Fraser. Memorial services will be held at a later date, honoring Marion and Ardell. Interment of cremains will take place at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, with full military honors for Ardell’s service as a combat pilot in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Memorials may be directed to Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church or a charitable organization of choice. Arrangements were completed by the Charles Davis Funeral Home.


Matthew Peters

Matthew C Peters, 35, Inverness, FL
Matthew Charles Robert Peters, 35, of Inverness, FL passed away January 5, 2021. He was a lifelong resident of Citrus County, Fl. By trade, Matthew was a master service technician and owner/operator of his own air conditioning company. After graduating from Citrus High School, class of 2003, Matthew joined the United States Air Force. His hobbies included hanging out with his friends, sports, fishing, boating, camping and making people laugh. Matthew lived his life to the absolute fullest with the biggest smile on his face. He is preceded in death by his sister, Jennifer Austin, his nephew, Tyler Hopkins, and his grandparents Charles and Rose Marie Peters. Living survivors are his mother, Rebecca Duarte and her husband Frank Duarte, his father, Gerald Peters and step-brother Jonathan Duarte. He also left numerous aunts and uncles, nephews and cousins. Among these were James Austin and Christian Duarte. He also left many devoted friends were also Matthew’s family. and of course Marley, his beloved dog. Matthew was truly loved by everyone he came in contact with, and will be deeply missed. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Sunday, January 17, 2:00 P.M. at the New Church Without Walls in Lecanto, FL. with Dr. Rev. Doug Alexander officiating. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Robert Peters

Robert A Peters, 85, Inverness, FL
Robert A. “Bob” Peters passed away December 12, 2020 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, Florida after experiencing a battle with Covid-19. Bob was a retired Cuyahoga Falls Police Officer, serving nearly 30 years working with the school patrol, school crossing guards, Law Enforcement Explorers, the Police Reserves and serving as the Ranger Officer. He was a nationally recognized ace marksman. After his retirement he enjoyed sitting on his deck overlooking East Harbor and wintering in Florida. Bob was an avid boater and enjoyed taking boat trips with his many friends from Bass Haven. He probably got this love of boating after traveling across the ocean with his mother on the Queen Mary as a child. He loved hot rods, fast cars, planes and motorcycles. He earned his pilot license in his 60’s and was still actively riding his motorcycles at age 85. Bob could fix or build anything. If he didn’t have a tool for it, he made one. He was famous for saying “let’s make a gig for it.” This came from his years as a machinist and finish carpenter in his younger days. He was an active member of the Moose Club, the Eagles and the Elks Lodge 1718 where he enjoyed socializing and sharing his many jokes. Bob was a man who enjoyed life and loved to teach others what he knew often serving as a mentor. His children are very grateful for everything he taught them and will hold that knowledge for the rest of their lives. He was a man’s man and lived life to the fullest every day, some even considered him their hero. Robert was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Mary Ann who he missed dearly since her passing in 1998; parents Howard and Elanor (Goodall) Peters. Bob and Mary Ann are famously remembered for their annual Christmas Eve parties. He is survived by his children, Robert Jr. (Faith) Peters, Alice (Jerry) Francini, Loretta (Ray) Traster; grandchildren, Sarah Peters, Jennifer (Johnny) Lee, Carol (Joshua) Spangler, Vincent Francini; 4 great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank all the health care workers during these hard times, especially those at Citrus Memorial Hospital. A private funeral service will be held at Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home and interment will take place at Oakwood Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date, it will be one heck of a party. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation to your favorite charity. Florida arrangements under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


John Piombino

John Piombino, 100, Hernando, FL
John Piombino, age 100, resident of Hernando, FL passed away on December 2, 2020 at The Grove Health and Rehab Center in Hernando, FL. John bravely served our country as a member of the United States Navy. Arrangements for John are private. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Fred Pollina

Fred A Pollina, 73, Hernando, FL
Fred Anthony Pollina of Hernando, FL passed away at his home on October 31, 2020 at the age of 73. Fred was born in Astoria, NY to the late Vincenzo and Carmela (Varisco) Pollina on May 19, 1947. On October 9, 1971 he married Mary (Palumbo) with whom he shared 49 years of loving marriage. After earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Fred worked as an accountant and auditor in the banking industry for 25 years. Following retirement, he and his wife made Citrus County their home and were parishioners of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills. He was a Eucharistic Minister and also a member of the Knights of Columbus. In his spare time Fred enjoyed playing golf, playing tennis and loved going to the library to read the daily newspaper. He also liked going dancing with his wife and attending plays and dinner theater shows. Fred enjoyed going to the senior center to spend time with his friends who will especially miss hearing all of his great jokes. In addition to his loving wife Mary, those left to mourn Fred’s passing include his daughters: Lisa Clouthier (Jason) and Christina Pollina (Paul), both of Long Island, NY; his sister, Rose Marie Zerbo (Jackie); grandchildren: Gianna and Alexa; goddaughter, Kristen; and niece, Michelle (Lou). A Celebration of Fred’s life is scheduled for Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 2:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home and will be conducted by Father Erwin Belgica of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Friends are invited to join the family in visitation beginning at 1:00 PM until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Thomas Potter

Thomas M Potter, 73, Floral City, FL
Thomas Michael “Mike” Potter of Floral City, FL passed away at the James A. Haley Veteran’s Hospital in Tampa, FL on November 23, 2020 at the age of 73. Mike was born in Tampa on January 23, 1947 and was a lifelong Floridian. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy Seabees and was a Veteran of the Vietnam War. On September 4, 1971 he married Jeanne (Stickland) with whom he shared 49 years of loving marriage. Mike and Jeanne made Floral City their home 16 years ago after relocating from Tampa. He was a Baptist by faith and a member of Floral City Baptist Church. Mike absolutely loved the outdoors and knew the woods like the back of his hand, never getting lost. He enjoyed all outdoor activities including fishing, hunting, air boating and making homemade BBQ for his family and friends. Mike also loved to teach his family and friends how to water ski. He was a member of Floral City VFW Post #7122 and the Inverness Lion’s Club. In addition to his loving wife Jeanne, those left to cherish his memory include his daughter, Stacy Potter Largay and her husband Nick of Floral City, FL his son, William Thomas Michael Potter and his wife Rebekah of Floral City, FL; grandchildren: Jeremy and his wife Nicole, LCpl Steven W Potter of the United States Marine Corps, Bryanna and Caitlin; Step-mother: Gladys Potter; sisters: Joy Gotwalt of Gainesville, GA and Lisa Potter of Spring Hill, FL, and all his nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Monday, December 7, 2020 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home and will be conducted by Pastor Michael Sellers and Pastor Eddie Quates of Floral City Baptist Church. Following the chapel service, full military honors will be rendered by Floral City VFW #7122. Friends are invited to join the family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Mike will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 1:00pm. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. In lieu of flowers the Family has requested Citrus Trees for them to plant in memory of Mike or donations to First Baptist Church of Floral City.


Richard Rambuski

Richard R Rambuski, 77, Inverness, FL
Richard R. Rambuski, resident of Inverness, FL, age 77, passed away on November 4, 2020 in Gainesville, FL. He was born to the late Walter and Della (Dutton) Rambuski on December 13, 1942 in Hinsdale, NY. He owned and operated his own Auto Repair shop for many years. He also bravely and honorably served our country as a member of the United States Navy. Richard moved here 13 years ago from Dunedin, FL. He enjoyed golfing, fishng, and repairing race cars. He loved watching the races, participating in church, and being a Sunday School teacher. Richard was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Patricia and by his son, Chris. Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Brent, of Newberry, FL; his three brothers, Ronald, John, and James; his two sisters, Genevieve Hartwick and Barbara Harrower; and two cherished grandchildren. Arrangements are private for Richard. Richard will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery of Bushnell, FL at a later date. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Helen Roberts

Helen R Roberts, 86, Inverness, FL
Helen Roberta Roberts, age 86 of Inverness, FL passed away December 15, 2020 at her residence. Mrs. Roberts was born in New Lexington, OH on May 11, 1934 to the late Robert and Margaret (McMillan) Morton. She moved from Ohio to Florida in 1993 after retiring from A.T.&T., having spent 20 years as a draftswoman. She was a long time member of Crossroad Baptist Church in Inverness. Her life was devoted to her family and her Lord Jesus. She enjoyed reading, shopping and caring for others. Left to cherish her memory are 4 children: Randy (Susan) Roberts, Bessemer, AL; Pastor Terry (Tammy) Roberts, Inverness, FL; Chuck (Debbie) Roberts, Dalton, OH; Elaine Burdge, Leesburg, FL along with 3 siblings: 1 brother, James David (Linda) Morton, McConnellsville, OH and 2 sisters: MaryBell (Harry) Goldsberry, New Lexington, OH and Bonnie (Dick) McElhiney, McConnellsville, OH as well as 7 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Her husband, Wendell E. Roberts preceded her in death on January 23, 2011. They were married 57 years. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, December 21, 2020 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow the next day in Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell at 9:30 AM. Friends may visit with the family on Monday at the funeral home from 2:00 PM until the hour of service.


Johnnie Royal

Johnnie M Royal, 72, Inverness, FL
Johnnie Mack Royal of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on December 2, 2020 at the age of 72. Johnnie was born in Autryville, NC to the late Roland Duval and Alma Inez (Hall) Royal on June 22, 1948. He made Citrus County his home 5 years ago after relocating from Tennessee. Although a car accident rendered Johnnie a quadriplegic, he was an extremely independent man. He was a volunteer at Cape Fear Valley Regional Rehabilitation for a number of years. It was there he helped teach and train others with quadriplegia and spinal injuries how to care for themselves including dressing and feeding themselves. He was a skilled photographer and earned an Associates Degree in Information Systems from Fayetteville Technical Community College in 2002. Johnnie had participated in various wheelchair athletic events when he was younger. He enjoyed playing pool and loved hot rods and cars, especially El Camino’s. Johnnie really liked going to the Friday night car shows in Inverness. He had a great love for his family and enjoyed spending time with them. Those left to mourn Johnnie’s passing include his daughter Tammy Arnold and her husband Sam; brother, Roger Royal; sisters: Carol Stamp and Kathy Cluster; grandchildren: Dana Lawson, Michael Lawson, Trevor Arnold, Shelby Arnold and Connor Arnold. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Grace Royal; daughter, Deborah Renee Cartrette; and sister, Margaret Collier. Johnnie will be laid to rest in North Carolina at a later date. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Patricia Rupp

Patricia J Rupp, 73, Hernando, FL
Patricia J. Rupp, 73 of Hernando, passed away December 7, 2020 at Vitas Hospice in Lecanto. Patricia was born on January 17, 1947, in Philadelphia, PA, to the late Carmine and Marie (Coyne) Forzono. She came to Citrus County 24 years ago from Woodbury, CT. She was a graduate of the University of New York in Oswego, NY. She was a flight attendant with PanAM airlines for over 18 years. Patricia was very involved with animal rescues for over 20 years. She loved her horses and all the dogs she had over many years. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of over 39 years, Ned Rupp; two step-sons: Jeff and Steve Rupp; her brothers: James, John and Carmine Forzono. Memorial services for Patricia will be deferred for several months. Cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness.


Charlotte Russell

Charlotte O Russell, 83, Hernando, FL
Charlotte Owenby Russell, 83, of Hernando, FL passed away under the care of Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL on November 25, 2020. She was born to the late Reverend Taft and Beatrice (Power) Owenby on March 19, 1937 in Marietta, Georgia. She married her beloved husband of 64 years, Robert, on December 29, 1956 and raised two children together, Robert Brian Russell (Kim) and Karen Russell Bean (Mark), both of Georgia. Charlotte and her husband made Citrus County their home in 2001 when they moved here from their hometown of Marietta, GA. Charlotte worked as an X-Ray Technician for the majority of her life and loved her family, gardening, being outdoors and tending to her flowers. She is lovingly remembered as a strong woman of Christian faith and was loved by so many in her family, community and church. Charlotte was Baptist by faith. Those left to cherish Charlotte’s memory are her husband, Robert; her two children, Brian Russell (Kim) and Karen Bean (Mark) of Georgia; her four sisters, Billie Sawyer of Georgia, Martha Naessig of Florida, Joyce Warren of Georgia, and Taftene Baker of Georgia; and her two cherished grandchildren, Corbin and Brianna. A small family gathering will be held at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA later in December with a Celebration of Life Memorial Service to be held at her church at a later date. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Edward Salatino

Edward J Salatino, 64, Floral City, FL
Edward James Salatino, a retired meat cutter in Brooklyn and Manhattan, and resident of Floral City since 2015, entered into eternal rest on November 29, 2020. Born on August 11, 1956 in New York City to Frank and Noreen (née Quinn) Salatino, he grew up in Brooklyn and was of the Catholic faith in the parish of St. Athanasius. Edward is survived by his mother Noreen of Floral City, brother Frank of Floral City, brother Anthony and his wife Mary of Floral City, sister Florence and her husband Joe Marsiello of Coral Springs, Florida. He is the beloved uncle of 7 nieces and nephews as well as 13 great- nieces and great- nephews. He is predeceased by his daughter, Noreen and his father, Frank. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness, Florida on Saturday January 9, 2021 at 11AM. Interment will follow at Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City. Friends may visit with the family beginning at 9:30AM, at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, until the procession leaves for church at 10:45AM.


Robert "Bob" Sawlski

Robert "Bob" P Sawlski, 73, Inverness, FL
Robert Phillip “Bob” Sawlski of Inverness, FL passed away at his home on October 26, 2020 at the age of 73. Bob was born to the late Antonio and Delia (Fulmer) Sawlski in Smithtown, NY on November 8, 1946. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and was a Veteran of the Vietnam War. Bob was a resident of Citrus County for many years before moving away in 1990. He returned to Citrus County 9 years ago after relocating from Mountain Home, AR and was a member of the Inverness VFW #4337. He absolutely loved fishing and spending time on the river. He always said being on the river was his church and where he talked to God. Bob loved the outdoors, enjoyed camping and growing vegetables. He also enjoyed landscaping and growing flowers and shrubs. Those left to mourn Bob’s passing include his daughters: Stephanie Maiorino and her husband Frank of Ocala, FL, Sherry Winston and her husband Joshua of Crawfordville, FL; his loving partner of 12 years, Linda Raddatz of Inverness, FL; and 4 grandchildren: Destiny, Jenna, Aubrie and Dominic. Bob was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Gaiewski in 2012. A Gathering and Sharing of Remembrance is scheduled for Friday, October 30, 2020 from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home and full military honors will be rendered by Inverness VFW #4337 Honor Guard. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Carrie Scheu

Carrie L Scheu, 65, Inverness, FL
Carrie Lynn Scheu of Inverness, FL passed away at The Villages Regional Hospital on November 28, 2020 at the age of 65. Carrie was born to the late Roger and Thelma (Lander) Tallman on October 10, 1955 in Manistique, MI. She made Citrus County her home in 1986 after relocating from Chatham, MI. Those left to mourn Carrie’s passing include her husband, Frederick Scheu of Inverness; daughter, Kim Nicole Strickland and her husband Jason of Williston, FL; son, Ryan Paul Salminen of Inverness; brother, Kirk Tallman of Florida; sisters: Debra Powelson of Inverness and Frances Head of Hernando. Cremation care by Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Frederick Scheu

Frederick R Scheu, 85, Inverness, FL
Frederick Robert Scheu, age 85, Inverness, FL passed away December 6, 2020 at his residence. Fred was born in Everett, MA on February 14, 1935 to the late Arnold and Louise (Lettney) Scheu and came to this area in 1990 from Rochester, NY where he was employed by Eastman-Kodak in their construction department. He also was employed as a lineman with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local # 104 out of Boston, MA. Fred served our country in the United States Army in Co. C-325th Infantry and was a Life Member of V.F.W. Post 4337 of Inverness. Left to cherish his memory are 3 children: Frederick Scheu, Jr., Bonnie Mae Smith, and Donna Scheu; two brothers: Arnold and David Scheu; 1 sister, Carol Steven; 6 grandchildren. He was just preceded in death by his wife Carrie Lynn Salminen on November 28, 2020. A Celebration of Life will take place at Florida National Cemetery of Bushnell, FL at a later date. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Carol Schmidt

Carol A Schmidt, 70, Inverness, FL
Carol Ann Schmidt, 70, of Inverness, FL passed away Thursday, October 22, under the care of Vitas Hospice in Lecanto, FL. She was born in Milwaukee, WI on December 15, 1949 to the late Richard and Esther (Lewandowski) Sucharski. Carol was a dental office manager for 25 years, and arrived in this area in 2006, coming from Greenfield, WI. She attended First Lutheran Church in Inverness, and enjoyed boating, playing cards, and spending time with family and friends. Carol is survived by her loving husband David Schmidt; son Kurt A. Schmidt and his wife Kelly of Troup, TX, son David A Schmidt, Jr. of Palestine, TX; sisters Marsha Sucharski and Gail Pawlik; and 6 grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Carol will be held on Wednesday, October 28, 11:00 A.M. at First Lutheran Church in Inverness with Reverend Tom Beaverson officiating. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness is in charge of arrangements.


Barbel Schrank

Barbel E Schrank, 80, Hernando, FL
Barbel Elizabeth Schrank, 80, of Hernando, FL passed away October 30, 2020 at her residence in Hernando. She was born in Helmstedt, Germany on May 20, 1940 to the late Rudolph and Wilma (Berger) Gerschinski. Barbel was a factory worker and was retired when arriving in this area in 2002, coming from Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. She was Lutheran by faith and enjoyed crafting and golfing. She especially loved gardening and was very proud of her flowers. Barbel enjoyed spending time with her family and always made sure everyone felt welcome. She was preceded in death by one son, William Schrank, and two sisters, Ingrid Colner and Petra Gerschinski. Barbel is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Harvey Schrank. Other survivors include her sons Roger Schrank of Milwaukee, WI, Michael Schrank of Delafield, WI, and Dean Schrank and his wife Lori of Hernando; sister Christa Werner; 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life for Barbel will be held at 3 pm on November 14th at 306 W. Keller St, Hernando, FL. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Martin Share

Martin N Share, 87, Inverness, FL
Martin N. Share, 87, passed away December 12, 2020 at his home in Inverness, FL. Marty was born June 4, 1933, in London (Greenford), Middlesex, England, to Charles Roberts Share and Edna Ray Martin Share. He was raised in England during the difficult years of World War II, surviving numerous bombings. A cherished memory of his childhood was attending the 1948 Summer Olympics in London with his grandmother. He served in the Royal Navy from 1950-53 and shortly thereafter emigrated to Canada. A few years later he discovered the warm weather in Florida and immigrated to the United States, becoming a U.S. citizen in 1979. He married his sweetheart, Mary Merle Jenkins, in1958, and they became the parents of three daughters. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He worked in construction as a tile setter before starting and operating his own successful swimming pool construction company in central Florida. Marty loved to grow palm trees, especially rare palms, and planted hundreds of palms all over Marco Island, FL, during the 1980s and ‘90s. He was known locally as a palm expert. He also loved golfing and boating and was devoted to serving the Lord in church and at home. Marty was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Rosemary Holman. He is survived by his loving wife and their three children: Vicki (Robert) Albretsen, Karen (Clifford)Ellis, and Gail (Derek) Berge,15 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, and his sister,Judith Kimber. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 18, 2020 at 1:00 PM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3474 W. Southern St., Lecanto, FL. Burial will follow at the Fero Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Beverly Hills. Friends may call at the Church from 12:00 Noon until service time. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Vitas Hospice, PO Box 1330, Lecanto, FL 34460. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness. Masks are respectfully requested.


Robert Sherman

Robert D Sherman, 74, Inverness, FL
Robert Daren Sherman, 74, of Inverness, passed away November 14, 2020 at the New Horizon Assisted Living Facility in Inverness. He was born on December 14, 1945 in Auxier, Kentucky to the late William Kasper and Edna (Music) Sherman. He was raised in Inverness and resided in Alaska for many years, and returned to Citrus County in 2014. Robert was an Agricultural Research Farmer with the University of Florida. He also worked in the Alaskan oil fields. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding horses. Left to cherish his memory is his daughter, Terri Lynn Sherman of Milton, WV, his sister Dorothy Bramley of Vinemont, AL; 2 grandchildren: Robert Breeden and LeAnn Larabee, and 3 great grandchildren: Oliver, Jayden and Caroline Larabee. Robert always said the perfect number of grandkids for him would have been 4 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren! He was preceded in death by his son, Robert Sherman, on August 15, 1982, his brother, William “Buddy” Sherman and sister, Kathi Sherman Elliott. Private cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness.


Lawrence "Larry" Smith

Lawrence "Larry" H Smith, 80, Inverness, FL
Lawrence “Larry” H. Smith, 80, of Inverness, FL passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on December 15, 2020 under the care of hospice. He was born to the late James H. and Ann (Lynn) Smith on February 10, 1940 in Miami, FL. He worked as a Contractor and owned and operated Larry Smith Construction for many years. Citrus County has been his home for five years after moving here with his wife, Barbara. Larry was an avid fisherman and loved boating and being out on the water. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Victoria Yarbrough. Those left to cherish Larry’s memory are his beloved wife of 40 years, Barbara; his children, Tamara L. Cook, Tracy Y. Salamone, Adam B. Smith, Matthew K. Smith, Kimberly A. Schuldes, James A. Barker, and Travis E. Bell; his 12 cherished grandchildren; his three adored great-grandchildren; and his two sisters and one brother. Arrangements for Larry are private. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Sharon Smith

Sharon A Smith, 73, Inverness, FL
Sharon Ann Smith, nee Cooper, age 73, of Inverness, FL, formerly of Illinois, passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. Dear sister of Gary Cooper and sister-in-law of Melvin Scheeringa. Loving aunt of Julie (Kurt) Benda, Diane (James) Stewart, and Rob (Ericka) Lugar. Proud great aunt of Jennifer (Rick) Vaders, Mark (Katie) Benda, Justin Benda, Alec Lugar and Tresa Tibble. Dear niece to her aunts and uncles and fond cousin to many. Loving friend of Holly Cabral and Angela Moore. Preceded in death by her parents Albert and Ione Cooper and sister Karen Ann Scheeringa. Sharon worked in a variety of fields throughout her career but was most passionate about her career in real estate. She was excited to work with clients in helping them find their dream home and especially enjoyed working as a Realtor/Property Manager at Cridland Real Estate. They say that love is when you put other people’s happiness above your own and Sharon was happiest doing just that. She loved in the most selfless way, always happiest when putting others before herself. Sharon was genuine, kind, and humble. She was also the family historian, the one you went to for facts and memories, and the keeper of all pictures. Sharon will be missed beyond measure, but we are certain she is having quite a celebratory reunion with her parents and sister! In honoring Sharon’s wishes, no services will be held. Arrangements entrusted to Charles E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, at 352-726-8323.


Sylvia Spivey

Sylvia I Spivey, 85, Floral City, FL
Sylvia Irene Spivey of Floral City passed away at Harmony House of Ocala on October 30, 2020 at the age of 85. Sylvia was born in Jacksonville, FL on January 28, 1935 to the late Arthur and Beedie (Padgett) Robbins. She made Citrus County her home in 1970 after relocating from Dade City, FL. Sylvia is survived by five children and several grandchildren. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Mary St Onge

Mary St Onge, 99, Inverness, FL
Mary St Onge of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Health and Rehab in Hernando on December 14, 2020 at the age of 99. Mary was born to the late Giovanni and Petrina DiMarco in Borgetto, Sicily on July 11, 1921 and immigrated to the United States in 1955. She was a Seamstress by trade and a member of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union. Mary made Citrus County her home in 1975 after moving from Queens, NY and was Catholic by faith. Mary is survived her son, Vincent Salomone and his wife Paula of Inverness, FL; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Vincent Salomone and her second husband, Jerry St. Onge. A graveside committal service is scheduled for Thursday, December 17, 2020 at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness at 11:30 AM and will be conducted by family friend, Kevin Holdren. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory Inverness, FL.


Gail Stafford

Gail A Stafford, 59, Citrus Springs, FL
Gail Ann Stafford, 59, of Citrus Springs, FL passed away on January 5, 2021 in Lecanto, FL. She was born to the late Robert William and Patricia Gail (Keller) Thompson on April 10, 1961 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She made Citrus County her home in June 2011 after moving from Pompano Beach, and shortly after, she married her beloved husband, Robert on August 25, 2011. She enjoyed attending Christ Community Church of Lecanto, FL. Gail loved to cook and play and watch outdoor sports. Along with her parents, Gail is preceded in death by her sister, Kathleen Ramey. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Robert; her brother, Paul Michael, Jacksonville, FL; and Robin Stroh of Cooper City, FL. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Friday, January 15. 2021 at 11 AM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness, FL with Pastor Brian Sullivan of Christ Community Church of Lecanto, FL officiating. A visitation of family and friends will begin at 10 AM until the hour of service. Gail will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery immediately following the services. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Moffitt Cancer Center of Tampa, FL at https://moffitt.org/give. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Stanley Steeves

Stanley C Steeves, 84, Floral City, FL
STEEVES, Stanley Clinton, age 84, departed this life on November 18, 2020, at Floral City, Florida. Married for fifty years to his loving wife, Sylvia C. Steeves, who survives him. Born in Alexandria, Virginia to his parents Marie and George Steeves, who predeceased him. Retired from the Pinellas County Building Dept. in Clearwater, in 2001 after 18 years of service. Arrangements made by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inc. with Crematory, Inverness, Florida


Marvin Stein

Marvin O Stein, 77, Inverness, FL
Marvin Otto Stein of Inverness, FL passed away while under the care of Vitas Hospice in Lecanto on November 24, 2020 at the age of 77. Marvin was born on October 22, 1943 and proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army Airborne Division and was a Veteran of the Vietnam War. Prior to retirement, Marvin was a Builder by profession and owned and operated Wooden Nail Contractors in Citrus County for a number of years. He was a Christian by faith and a parishioner of the First Lutheran Church of Inverness. In his spare time, he enjoyed scuba diving, boating and being out on the water. Those left to mourn Marvin’s passing include his daughter, Wendy Rae Stein and several grandchildren. He is also survived by his dear friend and caregiver, Deanna Holland. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Harvey Stocker

Harvey A Stocker, 92, Hernando, FL
Harvey Arthur Stocker of Hernando, FL passed away at Diamond Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center on December 18, 2020 at the age of 92. Harvey was born to the late Joseph and Ruth (Osborn) Stocker in Utica, NY on September 23, 1928. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and was a Veteran of the Korean War. In 1950 Harvey earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University. He went on to work for the Mobil Oil Corporation for 38 years retiring as the Managing Director of the Chiba, Japan Refinery. Harvey loved music and was known for his beautiful singing voice. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of Lodge #1111 in West Seneca, NY. He came to Citrus County in 2005 after relocating from Bedford, TX. Harvey was a Christian by faith and attended worship services at the First United Methodist Church of Inverness. He absolutely adored his family. His family and his faith were the most important things in his life. In his spare time he enjoyed reading and puzzles. Those left to mourn Harvey’s passing include his wife of 9 years, Nancy L. Stocker; his daughter, Sharon Pages and her husband Charles of Peoria, AZ; son, Gary Stocker and his wife Susan of Hernando, FL; 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Harvey was preceded in death by his first wife of 45 years, Eleanor (Bayly) Stocker in 1995 and his second wife of 8 years, Margaret (Krett) Stocker in 2007. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Anne Stone

Anne M Stone, 88, Inverness, FL
Anne Marie Stone, 88, of Inverness, FL, died 11 December 2020, at Vitas Healthcare of Lecanto FL. She was born 13 July, 1932, in Boston, MA, to Charles Winslow and Irene Hart. Anne spent many years in remote areas of the wilderness, including the Everglades and the Rocky Mountains. She attended St. Anne’s School for Girls in Arlington, MA, and received her B.A. from the University of Miami. She did post-graduate work at the Sorbonne in Paris, and at NYU; she received her M.A. from Middlebury College. She was a member of Pi Lambda Theta, Phi Kappa Phi, and Kappa Delta Pi. She taught French all of her life, and ultimately settled in Inverness, FL, teaching at Citrus High School for the remainder of her career. She also taught Continuing Education classes in both French and Spanish at Withlacoochee Tech, and tutored adult students at her home. She taught 5th grade Sunday School at St Benedict Catholic Church in Crystal River, FL. Her interests included family, travel, and reading. She devoted much of her time and energy as a caregiver to family members and friends. Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Calvin Tiger of Davie, FL, Heather Martin of Marietta, GA, and Timothy Stone of San Francisco, CA, 11 cherished grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sons, Joseph Stone and Stephen Tiger. She kept every single Christmas card she received, neatly stored and labeled in boxes by year, going back to at least the early 80s. Arrangements for Anne are private. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast.


Gail Storr

Gail P Storr, 80, Inverness, FL
Gail P. Storr of Inverness, FL went home to be with her Lord and Savior on November 1, 2020 while under the loving care of her family and Vitas Hospice in Lecanto. She was 80 years old. Gail was born in Newark, NJ to the late Richard and Alice (Swain) Pinder on October 18, 1940. She married Howard J. Storr, Sr. on March 12, 1960. The couple made Inverness their home in 1970 after relocating from Lebanon, NJ and shared more than 60 years of loving marriage. Gail's remarkable life is best characterized by her deep and steady devotion to Howard and their family, as well as to extended family, friends, and everyone around her who was in need. She was a loving caretaker who selflessly supported the elderly, in particular. She took care of her own mother and Howard's mother until they passed. Many neighbors were also the beneficiaries of her love--Gail spent decades tending to the needs of aging women who lived close by, enabling them to remain comfortably in their homes until their deaths. And her long ministry in two different nursing homes was a tremendous blessing to those who didn't have anyone to spend time with them and who eagerly awaited her regular visits. When she couldn't be physically present with others, she prayed for them. She was a committed member of intercessory prayer teams at both the First United Methodist Church and the First Christian Church of Inverness. However, she found many ways to be present with those who needed her love and tangible support. Gail was proficient in American Sign Language and spent years teaching signing to clients of the Key Training Center, as well as to members of her church who wanted to reach out to the deaf community with the love of Jesus Christ. She truly embodied the message of Scripture in Matthew 22:37-39: "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself." In her spare time, Gail enjoyed oil painting. She was very good, and she was an active member in the early days of the Citrus County Art League. She enjoyed knitting, too, and made countless blankets for family, friends, and those she visited in nursing homes. She was also co-owner and Treasurer of Am-Craft, Inc., a cabinet manufacturing company she established with her husband, and was a founding member of the Citrus County Builders Association. In addition to her loving husband, Howard, those left to mourn Gail's passing include her sons: Glenn Lawrence Storr and his wife Sandra of Gainesville, FL, and Howard J. Storr, Jr. of Inverness; brother David L. Pinder of Syracuse, NY; sister Margaret Price and her husband Walter of Syracuse, NY; her nieces who were as daughters to her: Brenda, Sharon, Debbie, and Nancy; their 12 children who were as grandchildren to her; and her devoted best friend Rachel Muroff of Floral City, FL. A celebration of Gail's life will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 11:00 am at the First Christian Church of Inverness. Both Reverend Tom Thomas and Reverend Dr. Ray Kelly will lead the service. Friends are invited to join Gail's family in visitation and fellowship from 10:00 am until the time of service (please wear masks). In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be sent to Vitas Hospice Healthcare, PO Box 1330, Lecanto, FL 34460. Arrangements are under the care of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Sally Sullivan

Sally A Sullivan, 81, Floral City, FL
Sally Anna Kauer Sullivan, 81 of Floral City, FL loving wife, mother, sister, and Nana went to be with the Lord on December 24th, 2020 peacefully in her sleep. Born on June 10, 1939 in Middletown, N.Y, Sally is preceded in death by her Mother Evelyn Ellis and Father Gottlieb Kauer. She had two children Fred Hawkins Jr. of Zephyrhills, FL and Allison Kaye Hawkins, of Floral City FL. Two sisters Catherine Underwood (Earl Williams) of Floral City FL and Linda Sholes (Harold) of Floral City, FL. 5 Grandchildren Melissa Lee Sims of Sarasota, FL. Fred Hawkins III of Zephyrhills, FL Chelcie Miller of Zephyrhills FL. Brooke Hawkins of Zephyrhills FL, and Samantha Hall deceased. She had 4 nieces and nephews and 5 great nieces and nephews. Sally lived a long and fulfilling life. She was a mother before she was anything else. Sally moved to Florida at the age of 10 with her parents and her sisters, she graduated from Hillsborough High School in Tampa FL where she was a Majorette and went on to become a perfect housewife. Sally enjoyed sewing, cooking, baking, pottery, art, and making and collecting teddy bears. She will jokingly be remembered by her family for always washing laundry. The family wishes to deeply thank the care and compassion that was given to her by Citrus Health and Rehab in Inverness, FL and wants to remind everyone to hug and kiss your loved ones every day because life is fragile and very short. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Sunday, January 3rd, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL with a visitation beginning at 1:00 PM until the hour of service. Pastor Paul Giglio of Calvary Chapel of Inverness is officiating. A procession to Hills of Rest Cemetery of Floral City, FL will take place immediately following the services, where Sally will be laid to rest.


Cottrell Thomason

Cottrell L Thomason, 89, Inverness, FL
Cottrell L. “Cowboy” Thomason, 89, of Inverness, FL passed away on December 8th, 2020 under the care of HPH hospice in Lecanto, FL. He was born to the late Cottrell L. and Florence (Danison) Thomason on September 22nd, 1931 in West Palm Beach, FL. He was a Crew Chief for Palm Beach County Utilities for 30 years and bravely and honorably served our country as a member of the United States Navy. He and his wife, Dagmar, moved to Citrus County together 9 years ago from North Carolina and made Florida their forever home. Those left to cherish Cottrell’s memory is his wife of 60 years, Dagmar; his daughter Kimberly Perron and her husband, Keith of West Palm Beach, FL; his two grandchildren, Kevin and Kurt Perron; and of course, many cherished friends that he made along the way. Arrangements for Cottrell are private, and Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Heinz Throo

Heinz Throo, 90, Beverly Hills, FL
Heinz Throo, 90, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at HPH Citrus Hospice House in Lecanto, FL. He was born in Germany on July 11, 1930 to the late Ernest and Maria (Tietjen) Throo. Heinz owned and operated a construction company, and a delicatessen. He arrived in this area in 1989, coming from Islip, NY. He was Lutheran by faith, and attended St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Beverly Hills, FL. Heinz loved gardening, wood working, and cross stitching. He was preceded in death by one son, Ernest Throo (1/9/1951-10/17/2020), and one sister Anita Gerdes. Heinz is survived by his loving wife of 70 blessed years, Josephine Throo. Other family members include his children, Fred Throo and his wife Joanne of Hampton Bays, NY, and Mary Lempin and her husband Erich of West Islip, NY; 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. A Celebration of Heinz’s life will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on a later date. Cremation with Care arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ruth Tuck

Ruth I Tuck, 99, Floral City, FL
Ruth Isabella Shaores Tuck, died December 7th, 2020 at Brentwood Assisted Living Facility under the care of Hospice. Ruth was born February 8th, 1921, in Gloucester, MA to the late Gerry Shoares and Isabella Shoares. Ruth was a mother and a housewife all of her life. Ruth was preceded in death by her ex-husband, George Tuck of 36 years in 2003 and Katy Tuck, her great-granddaughter in 2014. Left to cherish her memory are her two sons, Robert Tuck and his wife, Linda Tuck of Floral City, FL and James Tuck of Texas. She also leaves behind her five grandchildren, Mike, Cheryl, Crystal, Koby, and Kitsy and six great-grandchildren, Dylan, Frankie, Casey, Jaxon, Hartley, and Emily. No memorial service will be held for Ruth. Ruth will be laid to rest at Mount Pleasant Memorial in Gloucester, MA. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Margaret Underwood

Margaret A Underwood, 77, Inverness, FL
Margaret Ann Underwood, age 77, Inverness, FL passed away January 2, 2021 in the Osceola Regional Medical Center, Kissimmee, FL. Mrs. Underwood was born in Leoma, TN on January 1, 1944 to the late Lloyd P. and Mayme (Newton) Honeycutt and came to this area from Pahokee, FL. She attended Ft. Cooper Baptist Church. She was employed with the Palm Beach School System in the food service department. Additionally, she enjoyed baking and had her own baking business. Her family described her as an entrepreneur, having been involved with several businesses. Left to cherish her memory are 2 sons: Windom K. Underwood, Inverness, FL and James Franklin Underwood of Clewiston, FL; 3 brothers: George Honeycutt, Bristol, TN; Terry Honeycutt, Canal Point, FL; Reed Honeycutt, Hayden, AL; 2 sisters: Bernice Sizemore, Summertown, TN; Linda Spruill, Okeechobee, FL; 2 grandchildren: Ashley Rene and Camila Ann Underwood; 1 great grandchild: Sawyer James Morris. Margaret was preceded in death by her loving husband of 58 years, Windom Underwood, on November 18, 2020. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 3:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness, with Asst. Pastor Dan Riley of Fort Cooper Baptist Church presiding. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery on January 18, 2021 at 9:30 AM. Friends may visit with the family Sunday from 2:00 PM until the hour of service at the funeral home.


Windom Underwood

Windom Underwood, 84, Inverness, FL
Windom Underwood, 84, of Inverness, Fl passed away at home on November 18, 2020 under the loving care of his family and Vitas Hospice. Windom was born in Livia, KY on July 11, 1936 to the late Byron Blaine Underwood and Virginia Bell (Adcock) Underwood and came to his area in 1998 from Pahokee, FL. Mr. Underwood was a retired diesel mechanic and served our country in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of Ft Cooper Baptist Church. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 58 years, Margaret (Honeycutt) Underwood; 2 sons: Windom K. Underwood of Inverness and James Franklin Underwood of Clewiston, FL; his sister, Judy Myrick, Nashville, TN; 2 grandchildren: Ashley Rene Underwood and Camila Ann Underwood; and his great grandchild, Sawyer James Morris. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, November 23, 2020 at 2:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Dave Maddox, officiating. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery at a later date.


Denzel Upton

Denzel Upton, 81, Lecanto, FL
Denzel Upton, 81 of Lecanto, passed away December 14, 2020 at the HPH Citrus Hospice House in Lecanto. Denzel was born in Danville, Kentucky on November 10, 1939 to the late Alexander P. and Edith Mae (Hamby) Upton. He was a retired computer technician. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Shirley Vanhoose Upton; his children: Stephanie Spackman, Scott Upton and Sandy Conder; grandchildren: Kanon, Justin, Ashley, Jessica, John and Michael; great grandchildren: Gwen, Graham, Grayson, Grant, Jaden, Nicholas, Maximus and Haley; Brothers: Donald Upton, Winfield Kelly II; and sisters: Katherine Hunstead and Juanita Corby. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Darlene Verdun

Darlene S Verdun, 96, Lecanto, FL
Darlene Sarff Verdun (August 5, 1924 – January 2, 2021), age 96 was born in a small farm town in Bath, Illinois in 1924. Darlene was predeceased by her husband, Francis (Fred) L. Verdun. They were married 62 years. Together they had three children, Michael Douglas Verdun, Cynthia Verdun Jensen and Kathleen Verdun Baggott (deceased 2008). Darlene was also predeceased by her, sister, Evelyn Sarff Johnson, her father Ed Sarff and mother, Daisy Eads. Darlene and Fred established their residence and raised their children in Illinois and eventually retired to Homosassa, Florida. Darlene had a career as a homemaker and Fred had a career in education. Darlene was best remembered for her kindness and soft heart, known to be easy going, friendly and always with a positive attitude. Darlene enjoyed a happy life and later had enjoyed her four grandchildren, Marianne Verdun, Daniel Jensen, Michael Jensen and Ashley Baggott Vonderhaar and her four great-grandchildren, Skye Gagnon, Rusty and Sunny Jensen and Jameson Vonderhaar. She will always be loved and dearly missed. May she rest in peace. A graveside committal service is scheduled for Friday, January 22, 2021 at 2:00PM from Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL and will be conducted by Father Jonathan Loverita. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Sheryl Warden

Sheryl A Warden, 57, Inverness, FL
Sheryl A. Warden of Inverness, FL passed away at her home while under the care of her loving family and Vitas Hospice on November 4, 2020 at the age of 57. Sheryl was born in Brockton, MA on February 7, 1963 to Lena May (Taylor) and the late Leon Hamilton Cameron, Jr. She made Inverness her home 28 years ago after relocating from Hollywood, FL. Sheryl was a Social Worker for the State of Florida for 16 years specializing in elder care. She enjoyed cross point and sewing. Sheryl’s true passion was her family and she enjoyed spending time with them and caring for them throughout her life. Those left to mourn Sheryl’s passing include her sons: Marcus Massey (Amanda) of Inverness, Edward Warden, Jr. (Sandra) of Ocala, David Warden of Lake Butler, FL, Malcolm Massey of Inverness; daughter, Ashlynn Paige Warden of Inverness; brother, Scott Cameron (Toni Barabas) of Floral City; sister, Shay Jenkins of Floral City; grandchildren: Marcus Massey, Jr., Tyler Kent Warden; and former daughter in law, Sonya Warden of Citrus Springs. In addition to her father, Sheryl was preceded in death by her son, Christopher Lee Warden in 2017 and her sister, Suzanne May Gullo in 2004. A Celebration of Sheryl’s life is scheduled for Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 3:00 PM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home and will be conducted by Rev. Ledford Hodges. Friends are invited to join the family in visitation beginning at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Arrangements in care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Paul Weathers

Paul S Weathers, 83, Homosassa, FL
Paul Scott Weathers, 83, of Homosassa, FL passed away on October 30th, 2020, under the care of Vitas Hospice in Lecanto, FL. He bravely and honorably served our country as a career officer in the United States Marine Corps, receiving the Bronze Star Medal for valor during the Vietnam War, and the Meritorious Service Award in honor of his long career. Upon retirement from the Marine Corps, Scott worked as a Real Estate agent in Maryland and Ohio. Scott married his beloved wife, Bonnie, in 1988, and together they made Citrus County their home since 2010. Scott was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Ann (Hendricks) Weathers of Haddon Heights, NJ. Those left to cherish Scott’s memory are his wife, Bonnie; his three children, Ron Weathers (Jennifer) of Maryland, John Weathers (Erica) of Massachusetts, and Meg Meserole (Bill) of Maryland; his two sisters, Betty Kaspar (John) and Barbara Johns (John); his cherished seven grandchildren, Kaitlin, Shannon, Madison, Brett, Kendall, Sophia, and Rosalie, and his loving nieces and nephews. He was loved by many and will be missed dearly. Arrangements for Scott are private. Scott will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery in honor of his career military service. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Elizabeth Weins

Elizabeth R Weins, 77, Beverly Hills, FL
Elizabeth Rose Weins of Beverly Hills, FL passed away at The Grove Health and Rehab Center in Hernando on November 7, 2020 at the age of 77. “Liz” was born in Pekin, IL on June 23, 1943 and married her husband Ronald in 1964 with whom she shared 56 years of loving marriage. She and Ron made Citrus County, FL their home in 2014 after relocating from Fort Walton Beach, FL. In her spare time, Liz enjoyed sewing, knitting and gardening. She was a very good gardener growing and could grow just about anything. Liz also enjoyed cooking and baking. Those left to mourn Liz’s passing include her daughter, Monica Lyman and her husband Donald of Lansing, IL and one sister. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Dora White

Dora E White, 76, Hernando, FL
Dora Elizabeth White of Hernando, FL passed away while surrounded by her loving family and while under the care of Vitas Hospice on November 12, 2020 at the age of 76. Dora was born in Whitehall, NY to the late Adlord John and Lillian Dorothy (Valley) Caprood on October 10, 1944 and was Wesleyan Methodist by faith. She was married to her husband William “W.O.” White for 28 years until his passing on October 10, 2020. Dora and and her husband made Citrus County their home 36 years ago after relocating from Jacksonville, FL. She was a nurse throughout her working career and in her spare time she enjoyed fishing, spending time with her family and going shopping. Those left to mourn Dora’s passing include her sons: Rick Wall (Nancy), Richard Dean Wall, David Wall, Franklin Wall (Mitzi); daughters: Tammy Poole and Tina Martin; brothers: William, Walter, Raymond and Donnie; sisters: Dorothy and Beverly; and a great many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Dora was preceded in death by her sister, Clara DeRosia. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Fayetta Whytsell

Fayetta Whytsell, 94, Inverness, FL
Fayetta “Jean” Whytsell, 94 of Inverness, passed away at the Legacy House Hospice in Ocala on December 3, 2020. Jean was born on January 23, 1926 in Green Bank, West Virginia, to the late Ray L. and Florence May (Jones) Lambert. She came to Citrus County over 40 years ago from Bradenton, FL and was Baptist by faith. Jean enjoyed crochet, sewing and playing the piano. She enjoyed living at Highland Place in Inverness, and especially enjoyed the activities there. Her favorite eating spot was the Olive Garden restaurant. Those left to cherish Jean’s memory are her granddaughter, Dr. Tina Whytsell Merritt of Rogers, AR; her great grandchildren: Colton Hatley of Rogers, AR, and Johnathan Hatley of Fairbanks, LA; her nieces: Dee Conrad and her husband Del, Paula K. Ringer and Cheryl Wilt; nephew, Rocky Ramsey; 5 sisters: Eloise, Sherlene, Arlene, Peggy and May. Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Roland E. Whytsell on February 26, 2011, and her 3 sons: Ric, Danny and Roger. Cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Phyllis Wickberg

Phyllis Wickberg, 84, Lecanto, FL
Phyllis Wickberg age 84 of Lecanto, FL passed away peacefully at Diamond Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center under the care of HPH Hospice on December 16, 2020. Phyllis was born in Minneapolis, MN on September 2, 1936 to the late Arnold and Florence (Williams) Carson. She graduated from high school in Minneapolis and eventually married Hallard Corey. She was a devoted wife and mother of two sons and worked tirelessly to care for her family inside and outside the home. Phyllis sold Avon products door-to-door before serving many years in the Fridley school district. She later had a lengthy career of 20 years with American Guidance Service, a company which published and provided a variety of educational materials to schools throughout the U.S. and world. Phyllis began as the administrative assistant to the general manager, moving on to become the supervisor of customer service, and eventually retiring as the company’s Human Resource Director. Her wonderful personality and strong work ethic carried her far. In her spare time, she enjoyed bowling, golfing, playing cards, and enjoying visiting with her many friends. In the late nineteen eighties she was remarried to Dennis (Denny) Wickberg and resided in Forest Lake, MN. They enjoyed playing golf together and traveled to many courses outside the state. Flea markets and other shopping were typically on the agenda too. After retiring from their careers, they relocated to sunny Florida in December of 1999 to continue their passion of playing golf (year-round of course) and socializing with friends. Unfortunately, Denny passed away suddenly in April 2001. Thankfully, Phyllis was surrounded by many special friends and after a period she was introduced to Don Chopp, who became her close friend and golfing companion through her remaining years. They spent summers at Madeline Island on Lake Superior to escape the Florida heat and enjoy golfing in cooler breezes. When Phyllis was not on the golf course, she was busy socializing and laughing with friends, knitting, exercising, or reading. She was a devout Christian who loved her Lord and Savior. She was a compassionate and generous person who was thrilled to be an active member of the International Chapter P.E.O. Sisterhood which provided college scholarships to women.In addition to her parents and husband, Denny, Phyllis was preceded in death by her sister Arlene (Larry) Swinnerton. She is survived by her sons Scott (Kate) Corey and Todd (Dale Elizabeth) Corey; brothers David (Claudia) Carsonand Larry (Lisa) Carson; and several nieces and nephews. Cremation and memorial services are being provided by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL. Following cremation, Phyllis’ urn will be interred with her husband Denny at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. In lieu of flowers and Phyllis’ love for the P.E.O. Sisterhood’s efforts for assisting women with academic opportunities, check donations can be made out to “Cottey College” and mailed to: Institutional Advancement, Cottey College, 1000 West Austin, Nevada, MO 64772, In Memory of Phyllis Wickberg. Memorial services will be announced at a future date.


Kristine Wilson

Kristine I Wilson, 74, Homosassa, FL
Kristine Ida Wilson, 74, of Homosassa, FL passed away under the care of hospice at her home on October 27, 2020 while surrounded by her loving family. She was born to the late Milo and Vivian (Driver) Sorenson on March 11, 1946 in Racine, Wisconsin. She had many passions throughout life, one of those passions being a seamstress. Kristine loved to sew, bake, fish, and being out on the water. As long as Kristine was doing something on the water or in the water, she was happy. She married her beloved husband, Richmond, on February 18, 1965 and together, 26 years ago, they moved to Citrus County from Longwood, FL and made it their forever home with their family. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 55 years, Richmond; her two sons, Darin Wilson of Homosassa, FL and Rich Wilson (Sheryl) of Lecanto, FL; her sister, Karen Millen; four cherished grandchildren; and her adored dog, Gizmo. Kristine was loved by many and will be deeply missed. Private arrangements have been scheduled for Kristine. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


William Wing

William R Wing, 99, Inverness, FL
William Robert (Toby) Wing, age 99, Inverness, Fl passed away November 7, 2020 at Highland Place in Inverness under the loving care of the staff, his family and HPH Hospice. Mr. Wing was born in Waterloo, IN on December 2, 1920 to the late Austin and Mary Wing. He served as a Marine in the Occupation of Japan during WWII. In 2015 he participated in the Honor Flight for Veterans to Washington DC. Following his time as a Marine, he joined AT&T, where he retired as an engineer after 37 years of service. He and his wife came to Citrus County in 1984 from Clearwater, FL. Mr. Wing is a descendent of the Rev. Bachelder and Debra Wing who emigrated from England on an old wine ship in 1632. Their ancestral home is now the Wing Family Fort House museum in Sandwich, MA. Left to cherish his memory are his daughter Jonna Wing of Inverness, FL; son Michael and wife Susanne of Fremont, OH; grandchildren: Ryan and Ali Wing of Battleground, WA and Rachel and John Brink of Gibsonburg, OH; six great-grandchildren: Marley, Grace and Rex Wing and Isabel, Mason and Amelia Brink; and his good friend of many years, Laura. He was preceded in death by Maxine Wing, his wife of 70 years, four brothers and seven sisters. Also left with many memories of good times are his many friends from McDonald’s of Inverness, where they met for breakfast for more than 30 years. Burial will follow at a later date in the Oakwood Cemetery, Fremont, OH. Cremation with care by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Eugene "Gene" Woessner

Eugene "Gene" R Woessner, 84, Crystal River, FL
Eugene R. “Gene” Woessner of Crystal River, FL passed away at his home on November 24, 2020 at the age of 84. Gene was born to the late John and Mary (Foti) Woessner in Elmhurst, NY on January 2, 1936. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and was a Veteran of the Korean War. Following his military service, Gene went on to become a Detective with the Nassau County, New York Police Department. Following his retirement in 1978, he relocated to Worcester, N.Y, and in 1987 made Citrus County, FL his home. He was a Catholic by faith and a parishioner of St. Scholastica Catholic Church in Lecanto. Gene was a member of VFW Post #15010, the Police Benevolent Association, American Legion Post 1050, and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. Those left to mourn Gene’s passing include: his sons: Vincent Woessner of Jefferson, NY, Joseph Woessner of Crystal River, FL, John Woessner and his wife Kelly and their son and Gene’s Grandson Bradley Woessner of Oneonta, NY; daughter, Deb Woessner of Homosassa, Fl; brother, Robert Woessner of Smithtown, NY; and sister, Irene Kacinski of Centereach, NY. Gene was preceded in death by his brother Richard Woessner, of Arizona, in 2007 and his loving wife of 50 years, Patricia (Farrell) Woessner on February 29, 2008. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is scheduled for Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home and will be conducted by Father Jose Tejada of St. Scholastica Catholic Church. Friends are invited to join the family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Following the chapel service, Gene will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery where full military honors will be provided by Floral City VFW #7122 Honor Guard. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


"Hank" Henry Zarek

"Hank" Henry J Zarek, 97, Homosassa, FL
“Hank”, Henry J. Zarek of Homosassa, FL passed away at Seven Rivers Hospital in Crystal River on November 11, 2020 at the age of 97. Hank was born in Woonsocket, RI on July 27, 1923 to the late Jon and Frances (Borek) Zarek. He proudly served his country as a Captain and Pilot in the United States Air Force and was a Veteran of World War II. Following his military career, Hank went on to become a Chiropractor. He was a practicing Chiropractor for 50 years, finally retiring at the age of 80. Something he was extremely proud of. In his younger years he enjoyed a good game of golf. Hank was Catholic by faith and a parishioner at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Homosassa. Those left to mourn Hank’s passing include his wife of 48 years, Bonnie (Stahl) Zarek and daughter, Patricia Golob of Denver, CO. He was preceded in death by his brother, Thadeus Zarek and his sister, Bertha Milewski. Hank will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 2:30 PM where full military honors will be rendered by Floral City VFW #7122 Honor Guard. Friends are invited to join the procession to the cemetery that will depart from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness promptly at 1:45 PM. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorial donations be made in Hank’s memory to the Citrus County Animal Shelter at 4030 South Airport Road, Inverness, FL 34450. Arrangements under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.