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Harry Allison, Jr

Harry S Allison, Jr, 91, Homosassa, FL
Harry S. Allison, Jr., age 91, of Homosassa, FL passed away December 18, 2018 in Homosassa. He was born on January 5, 1927, in Knoxville, TN to Estelle (Bryson) and Harry S. Allison, Sr. and was the oldest of four children; Charlotte Allison Miller, Ralph Allison, and Bobbie Allison Wright. He graduated from Central High School in Chattanooga, TN and entered the U.S. Navy during World War II serving in the Pacific. Harry was on one of the last ships to leave Shanghai, China, when the communists took over the city. While in China, he served on Shore Patrol and was instrumental in uncovering Chinese smugglers on base and was then promoted to the Captain’s office where he served until leaving China. Upon returning from his service to his home in Chattanooga, he met and married Peggy Worley Allison, his wife of sixty six years, who survives him. He is also survived by his son, Harry S. Allison, III of Homosassa, FL. Surviving also is daughter Mrs. Diane Howard of Chattanooga, TN as well as nieces and nephews Ralph Allison of Columbia, S.C., Rick Allison, Chattanooga, TN, Mrs. Allison Sinkler of Atlanta, GA, Henry and Lisa Wright of Rossville, GA, and Tony Lewis of Reno, NV, and Candy (Lewis) Kiesel (deceased) of Bentonville, AR. Harry and his father and brother were owner/operators of Allison Shell Service on Brainerd Road and then he was in sales for several years with L.M. Berry (Yellow Pages) and Lookout Beauty Supply. He also was employed by Hamilton County, TN Community Development Manpower Program before moving to Ft. Pierce, FL where he was President of Fish Mart, a wholesale/retail seafood business. Upon retirement, he worked part time in a bait shop and pawn shop. In 1989, the family moved to Warren County, TN to care for relatives for four years and then to Ormond Beach, FL for four years, then to Arizona for four years, finally settling in Homosassa, FL ten years ago. He was a life member of VFW Post 1289 in Chattanooga, TN as well as a member of the East Lake Masonic Lodge #698 in Chattanooga, TN. Harry was of the Baptist faith. A talented athlete, he started early in grade school winning prizes in yoyo, swimming and baseball. While in China, he was a pitcher for the U.S. Navy team and played against other teams in different parts of China. He was and avid “UT” Big Orange fan. He leaves lasting memories with the people he loved and cared for in his family and was a man of integrity, character and conscience, always doing the right thing and someone his family could depend upon. Harry requested memorial donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. . Private cremation care with Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory


Paul Bagwell

Paul T Bagwell, 80, Beverly Hills, FL
Paul T. Bagwell, 80 of Beverly Hills, FL, passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Mr. Bagwell was born on November 14, 1938 in Lansing, Michigan, to the late Paul Douglas and Edith (Clark) Bagwell. Paul was a 1956 graduate from Castle Heights Military Academy in Lebanon, TN. He came to Citrus County in 1973 from Clearwater, FL, where he lived for 12 years. He served his country in the US Army as a paratrooper for 3 years. Paul was a retired rural letter carrier for the US Postal Service and was a member of the NRLCA, the National Rural Letter Carrier’s Association. He was also a member of the PDGA, the Professional Disc Golf Association, attaining the rank of Senior Legend. He played tournaments in Japan, Germany and Paris. Wherever Paul traveled, he would always look for a course to play on. He set up Disc Golf courses in his yard and loved teaching his grandchildren how to play. Prior to working for the Post Office, he worked for Coca Cola Fountain sales and was able to collect rare Coca Cola memorabilia. He also worked for S & H Green Stamps, owned a trophy shop and was a salesman for City Directories in Florida. Paul is survived by Leslie, his loving wife of 19 years. In addition to Leslie, those left to mourn Paul’s passing include sons, Paul “Jeff” Bagwell (Mutsuko) of Okinawa, Japan; daughters: Beth Bagwell of Sacramento, CA, Paula Knipp (Josh) of Tarpon Springs, FL; stepson, Andrew Werden (Michelle) of St. Petersburg, FL; stepdaughters: Lynne Kalkofen (Kaye) of Brutus, MI, Malissa Auten (Ken) of Livonia, MI, Julie Stewart (Kevin) of Ocala, FL; brother, Jack Gardner of Denver, CO; sister, Judee Bayer (Chris) of St. Clair Shores, MI; 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. There will be a Celebration of Life Service for Paul, on Monday January 7, 2019 at the Dunnellon Presbyterian Church at 2:00 PM, with Pastor Jeff Welch officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Dunnellon Presbyterian Church or the charity of your choice in Paul’s memory. Cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness.


Virginia Betties

Virginia C Betties, 60, Lecanto, FL
Virginia “Ginger” Claire Betties, 60, of Lecanto, passed away at home on Saturday, January 12, 2019. Ginger was born in Staten Island, NY to the late Henry and Helen Marie (Sahs) Jacobsen, and came to Citrus County in 2013 from Tarpon Springs, FL. She was a bookkeeper for a pet products company and Lutheran by faith. Ginger enjoyed gardening, RV camping and she loved animals. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 37 years, Gary Betties. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Steven Jacobsen. A Celebration of Ginger’s Life will he held on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 2:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness with Rev. Tom Beaverson, First Lutheran Church of Inverness officiating.


Joan Bordeaux

Joan M Bordeaux, 59, Bushnell, FL
Joan Marie Bordeaux, 59, of Bushnell, FL passed away December 13, 2018 at her residence in Bushnell. She was born in Brooksville, FL on August 29, 1959 and was a computer technician for SWIFTMUD. Joan arrived in this area coming from Istachatta, FL and was a Christian by faith. She was a very loving and caring person who always put anybody before herself. Joan enjoyed gardening and loved spending time with her grandkids, and her nieces and nephews. She is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, Robert Bordeaux. Joan is also survived by her son, Wesley Bordeaux and his wife Brittany of Inverness, FL; her mother Wanda Griffin and her father Boyd L. Waller; brother Buddy Waller; sisters Karen Owen, Cindy Huard, Tina Wilkerson, and Tammy Bass; 4 grandchildren; 11 nieces and nephews and 16 great nieces and nephews; and many more loved ones who are not listed. A Gathering and Sharing of Remembrance for Joan is scheduled for Sunday, December 30, 11:00AM until 4:00 P.M. at the Floral City Community Center in Floral City, FL. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Louis Bouldin

Louis S Bouldin, 96, Inverness, FL
Louis Scott “Scotty”Bouldin, 96, Inverness passed away December 27, 2018 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Louis was born in Cumberland City, TN on June 22, 1922 to the late Henry and Mary (Scott) Bouldin. He served our country in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WW II. He was a radio operator on the B-26 bombers and served in the Solomon Islands campaign. Following the service, he attended Ohio State University where he received a Bachelor’s Degree. After graduation, he became a Vice-President of Sales and Marketing in the computer and aerospace industries. He was a long time and faithful member of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church where he served as a Lay Eucharistic Minister and Stephen Minister. Left to cherish his memory are two daughters, Linda Shea of LaGrange, KY and Deborah Bouldin of San Francisco, CA; his long time caretaker and dearest friend, Barbara Pemberton and her husband, Kirby of Inverness. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Ann on March 1, 2011. There will be a Requiem Eucharist Service offered at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church on Friday, January 4, 2019 at 11:00 AM with Fr. Eugene Reuman officiating followed by interment of the cremated remains in the church memorial garden. A reception will follow in Rairdon Hall. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory assisted the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church’s Food Pantry or Feed My Sheep program.


Maurice "Charlie" Boyd

Maurice "Charlie" E Boyd, 85, Inverness, FL
Maurice “Charlie” Edward Boyd, age 85, the loving husband and father of four children passed away at Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing facility in Inverness, FL on October 31, 2018. Charlie was born on November 26, 1932 in Newburyport, MA to the late Morris and Elizabeth (Francoeur) Boyd. He was a 1950 graduate of Newburyport High School. Charlie proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy for 4 years and went on to work as the Assistant Chief of Supply at Pease Air Force Base, retiring after 30 years of service. On October 1, 1955 he married Ruth (Clancy), with whom he recently celebrated 63 years of loving marriage. Charlie and Ruth made Citrus County, FL their home in 1989 after relocating from Massachusetts. Charlie absolutely loved playing golf. He was also an avid bowler and enjoyed playing pool and basketball. Charlie was a member of the American Legion and the Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge 2112, Lecanto, FL. In addition to his loving wife Ruth, Charlie’s passing will be mourned by his daughters: Margaret Blount of Amesbury, MA, Cheryl Gove of Kittery, ME, Meredith Stickney of Kittery, ME, Teresa Theberge and her husband Joe of Stratham, N.H.; brother, Ronald Boyd and his wife Carol of Del Rio, TX; 7 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life is planned for Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the Moose Lodge 2112, 221 S. Haid Terrace, Lecanto, FL. Another Celebration of Life will taken place in New England at a later date. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


David Brainerd

David P Brainerd, 64, Inverness, FL
David Paul Brainerd, age 64, of Inverness, FL went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 29th. David was born June 18, 1954 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Margaret (Cooper) and Ira Brainerd Sr. He is survived by his loving wife Desiree Smith Brainerd who shared their lives for 18 years, Brothers Ira, Robert, and Carl Brainerd and sisters Beverly Fuller, Barbara and Carol Brainerd, and several nieces and nephews, and many friends. He was preceded in death by his sister Betty Brainerd. David and Desiree moved to Inverness in 2001 from Key Largo, FL when they came to visit friends and David found his dream home which he named the D-N-D Ranch. He retired as a Journeyman Electrician. David graduated with honors from the Tampa Technical Institute with a degree in Computer Engineering Technology. He was a member of the VFW Post 4337 and a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles #3992 in Inverness, FL. David was an avid Nascar, Dale Earnhardt, and dragster fan. He spent many years going with his family and friends to races and even took his nephew Tyler Brantley to his first drag race. He taught some of his nieces and nephews to drive on the ranch. First with the golf cart and then with the old ranch truck, and always floored the gas pedal on them as they were driving across the pastures. He loved riding his Harley, driving his truck, and most of all he loved his dogs who he called his boys, Jake, Cody and Munchkin. He was never without a pat, a kind word and biscuit or treat for them. He was a Christian who prayed daily and was a patient and faithful loving husband to Desiree. He was a kind and giving man and was always the first to help someone in need. David and Desiree met in Key Largo when David moved there after Hurricane Andrew. They spent many wonderful years boating and enjoying life with there many friends. He was known for his pineapple and ham dish at every potluck there and always had a smile and would ask “Who loves ya” and give that pinch. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed. There will be a “Celebration of his Life” Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Citrus Eagles Aerie #3992, located at 8733 E. Gulf to Lake Highway, Inverness, FL 34450. Final arrangements provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


John Broderick

John M Broderick, 85, Inverness, FL
John M. Broderick, 85, of Inverness, FL passed away November 3, 2018 under the care of The Legacy House in Ocala, FL. He was born in Bethlehem, PA on November 11, 2018 to the late John C. and Mildred I. (O’Hearn) Broderick. John was a tool manager for a company which produced steam pressure valves and gauges. He arrived in this area in 1995, coming from Bethlehem, and was Catholic by faith. John enjoyed golfing and sports. He is survived by his loving wife, Elsie Broderick of Inverness, his children, James Michael Broderick and his wife Elizabeth of Michigan, Natalie Broderick of Inverness, and Laura Danyluk and her husband Theodore of Waynesboro, PA; and 4 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Doris Brown

Doris Brown, 89, Floral City, FL
Doris Brown, 89, of Floral City, FL passed away December 4, 2018 at her residence in Floral City. She was born in Newark, NJ on April 15, 1929 to the late Earl and Edith Van Alstine. Doris was a homemaker, and arrived in this area in 2002, coming from Bricktown, NJ. She was known for her quite, gentle spirit to all. She was often heard to say "I am blessed". Doris attended Calvary Church of Inverness, and her church was her passion. She was part of the intercessory prayer team at Calvary Church and was considered a "prayer warrior". She was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence in 2013. Survivors include her children Nancy Anderson and her husband Michael of Homosassa, FL, Barbara Ann Dunigan and her husband Jim of Floral City, and Kenneth Brown and his wife Andrea of Bricktown, NJ, 7 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. The family will be having a Celebration of Life Gathering at Calvary Church of Inverness on December 15th at 10 am. There will be a short reception to follow in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Vitas Healthcare (hospice) in her name (3280 W Audubon Park Path Lecanto, FL 34461). Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Carey Bryant

Carey L Bryant, 61, Citrus Springs, FL
Carey Lee Bryant, 61, Citrus Springs, FL passed away on November 2, 2018, at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, FL. Carey was born in Berwyn, PA on August 2, 1957, to the late Charles and Marjorie (Ingram) Bryant, Jr. Carey and Marianne made their home in Citrus County in 1986 after spending many wonderful years in Connecticut. After 20 years in various hydraulics businesses in the Ocala, Florida area, in 2012 Carey started his own business, Emergency Hydraulics, and worked closely with E-One. Carey was a simple man, he loved his family, his workers, and his friends. He loved to watch the birds that would come to his bird feeder outside of his porch. He enjoyed watching football on the weekends and cheering on the UCONN’s women’s basketball team each season. His dream was to own a cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains, once he retired. Those that knew him will miss his quirky sense of humor, his corned beef hash at Christmas time, and his words of wisdom and take on life. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Marianne Schmitt Bryant, Inverness; 4 children: Charles Austin Bryant and his wife, Julynnet, Inverness; Holly Marie Treece and her husband, Kyle, Winter Springs, FL; Cara Leigh Whitaker and husband Donnie, Inverness; Caitlin Elizabeth Bryant, Citrus Springs; 2 brothers, Craig Ingram Bryant, Goldsboro, N.C. and Charles Odell Bryant, III, Boerne, TX; 1 sister, Charlotte Bryant Graham, Michigan; 3 grandchildren: Lily, Cecil, and Emma. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother and a sister, Curtiss Bryant and Linda Cornell. At Carey’s request, there will be no funeral service. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Edward J Burnheter, 77, Beverly Hills, FL
Edward Joseph Burnheter, 77, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away December 21, 2018 at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL. He was born in Miquon, PA on November 24, 1941 to the late Edward and Susanna (Williams) Burnheter. Edward was an Industrial Arts teacher for Council Rock High School, and owner-operator of a photography business in Langhorne, PA. He arrived in this area in 2000, coming from Newtown. He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Judith McVaugh of Beverly Hills. He is also survived by his daughter Jocelynn Wiernicki and her husband Chris of Langhorne, PA, step children Brian Dzedzy and his wife Jennifer of Fogelsville, PA, David Dzedzy of Quakertown, PA, and grandchildren Gage, Dylan, Finnegan, Jaden and Collins. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Anita Cabosas

Anita P Cabosas, 83, Hernando, Florida
Anita P. Cabosas, 83, Hernando passed at home on December 21, 2018 under the loving care of her family and Vitas Hospice. She was born in Bohol, the Philippines on July 19, 1935 to the late Grogonio Pagao and Paula Ranis Pagao and moved her 2 years ago. She was a devoted mother and homemaker and enjoyed shopping and playing bingo. Anita was of the Catholic faith and attended Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills, FL. Those left to mourn and cherish her memory are her children: Adolfo and Antonio Cabusas, Jr., both of the Philippines; Jerry Boy Cabosas and Nora Africa, both of Beverly Hills, FL; Alfonsa “Aly” Kern, Hernando, FL; Lourdes Pagao-Cabusas Phillips, Detroit, MI; several grand and great children. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, December 31st at 10:30 AM at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 6 Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills, FL 34465. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend. Cremation with care was provided by the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Robert Cappe

Robert Cappe, 78, Beverly Hills, FL
Robert “Bondo Bob” Cappe, age 78, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away at his home on October 26, 2018. Bob was born on October 20, 1940 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Paul and Lillian (Owens) Cappe. He made Citrus County, FL his home several years ago after relocating from Phoenix, AZ. Bob worked as an Auto Body Repairman throughout his lifetime and was most recently employed by Palm Coast Auto Repair in Holder, FL. He truly loved working on cars and trucks. He also enjoyed building things for his home, gambling and visiting with his friends at American Legion Post #237 in Beverly Hills. Those left to mourn Bob’s passing include his loving companion of many years, Teresa Fleming of Beverly Hills, FL; son, Brian Cappe and his wife, Crystal of Phoenix, AZ; three daughters: Yvette Kruczek of Phoenix, AZ, Megan Williams of Klaymouth Falls, OR, Paula Pierce of Klaymouth Falls, OR; sister, Sharyn Collier and her husband, Robert of Citrus Springs, FL; brother, Paul A. Cappe and his wife, Barbara of Burgettstown, PA. He is also survived by several grandchildren in Arizona and Oregon. Bob was preceded in death by daughter, Barbara A. Cappe and infant son, Robert J. Cappe, Jr. Cremation with care is under direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Stephen Carroll

Stephen W Carroll, 64, Citrus Springs, FL
Stephen Wesley Carroll, age 64, of Citrus Springs, FL passed away at his home on December 19, 2018. Stephen was born on September 30, 1954 in St. Petersburg, FL and was one of three children born to the late Roy Wesley and Johnnie Lillian (Bailey) Carroll. He made Citrus County his home in 2014 after relocating from St. Petersburg, FL. Stephen was a Christian by faith and attended worship services at Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church in Lecanto. He enjoyed going on shopping trips with his sister to thrift and antique stores. Stephen loved reading and studying history. He was a volunteer at the Crystal River Archaeological Society and was extremely knowledgeable about the Indian settlement in Crystal River. Stephen is survived by his sons: Shawn Wesley Carroll and Shane Wesley Carroll; daughter, Sheena Marie Carroll; brother, Roy Carroll; sister, Ann Sitterson; and several grandchildren. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Emmanuelita Cervi

Emmanuelita M Cervi, 89, Inverness, FL
Emmanuelita "Lee" Mary Cervi, age 89, Inverness, FL, passed away January 8, 2019 at her residence under the loving care of her family and Vitas Hospice. Lee was born in Brooklyn, NY on February 5, 1929 to the late Prospero and Sylvia (Cuneo) Simonetti and came to this area in 1975 from West Milford, NJ. She was a long time member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Darren Cervi, Inverness; 3 daughters, Victoria Lofton, Linda Martin, and Lorie Martin, all of Inverness; former son-in-law, Michael Lofton, Crystal River; 2 brothers: Joseph Simonetti of New Jersey; Anthony Simonetti, Lecanto; sister, Joan Nickel, New Jersey; granddaughter, Litamarie Stanton and 3 great grandchildren: Sophia Downey, Joseph and Jeremiah Stanton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Cervi on March 31, 2014. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Friday, January 11, 2019 at 3:00 PM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Tim Cummings and Fr Claudius Mganga celebrants. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery at a later date. The family will receive friends at the church from 2:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by the Helping Hands Ministry at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Norman Kent Crook

Norman Kent Crook, 56, Inverness, FL
Norman “Kent” Crook, age 56, of Inverness, FL passed away unexpectedly at his residence on November 16, 2018. Kent was born in Alexandria, VA on September 19, 1962 to Patricia (O’Neal) Crook and the late Norman Edward Crook. He relocated to Citrus County 3 years ago from Claremont, FL. He was a Baptist by faith and a member of the Daniels Missionary Baptist Church in Daniels, W.V. Locally he attended worship services at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness. Kent was employed as a Recreational Vehicle Technician for a number of years. He was an excellent cook and loved to cook and grill out for his family and friends. As a child he enjoyed fishing trips with his father. He was a fan of the Miami Dolphins, NASCAR and enjoyed listening to music. Kent had a great love for his sons and grandchildren. Those left to mourn Kent’s passing are his sons: Chance Crook and his wife Jenny of Huntsville, AL, Roman Harvey of Wekiva Springs, FL; his mother, Patricia Crook of Inverness, FL; sister, Michelle Connor and her husband Nathan of Inverness, FL; and grandchildren: Maverick, Maddox, Chloe, Macklin and Coda. He also leaves behind Joan Abbott and Sherrie Marks, both of whom were a big part of his life. Kent was preceded in death by his father, Norman Edward Crook. A Celebration of Life Memorial service is scheduled for Friday, November 23, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Reverend Greg Kell of Cornerstone Baptist Church of Inverness officiating. Friends are invited to join Kent’s family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Robert "Bob" Cubberley

Robert "Bob" E Cubberley, 93, Inverness, F
Robert "Bob" Edward Cubberley, age 93, of Inverness, FL passed away at his home on January 9, 2019. Bob was born on June 4, 1925 in Irvington, N.J. to the late Warren and Anna (Von Oesen) Cubberley. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy from 1944 to 1946 and was a Veteran of World War II. He served on the USS Sebec and the USS Calamus. He went on to own and operate the Colonial Cake Box Bakery in Sparta, NJ and the Country Barn Confectionery in Sandy Hook, CT. In addition to baking, he enjoyed gardening and watching his favorite baseball team, the Tampa Bay Rays. He loved the United States flag and proudly displayed it wherever he was. Bob made Citrus Country Florida his home in 2007 after relocating from Queensbury, N.Y. and in 2015 made the Inverness Club Senior Apartments his home. He greatly enjoyed the activities offered there and socializing with the other residents. Those left to mourn Bob’s passing include his sons: Robert Cubberley and his wife Lori of Glen Mills, PA; Ronald Cubberley of Lacey, WA; Douglas Cubberley and his wife Laurel of Norman, OK; daughters: Sue Nute and her husband Bob of Southbury, CT; Amy Rock and her husband Ron of Pine Ridge, FL; six grandchildren: Jason, Justin, Rob, Lauren, Sophia and Ronnie; five great grandchildren: Riley, Bentley, Logan, Grayson, Ronnie, with a sixth great grandchild due in April. Bob was preceded in death by his two wives, Mary Cubberley and Helen Cubberley; three brothers: Warren, Herb and Henry Cubberley; and his sister, Anne Cubberley. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Friday, February 8, 2019 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness with Reverend Terry McKee officiating. Following the service, a procession will depart at 11:45 AM for Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL where Robert will be laid to rest with full military honors. Friends are invited to join the family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ellyn Daloia

Ellyn M Daloia, 72, Inverness, FL
Ellyn Mary Daloia, age 72, of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on Friday, November 2, 2018. Ellyn was born on January 7, 1946 in Troy, N.Y. to the late Walter and Vivian (Emmons) Jones. She made Citrus County, FL her home 7 years ago after relocating from Albany, N.Y. Ellyn worked as a Medical Secretary throughout her professional career. She enjoyed going shopping at thrift and consignment stores, getting together with friends and spending time with her grandchildren. Ellyn also enjoyed working outside in the yard and going to the beach. Those left to mourn Ellyn’s passing include her loving companion of 33 years, Stephen Sforza; daughter, Deanna Myers and her husband Mathew of Inverness, FL; sons: Matthew and Dominick Nardolillo of Albany, N.Y.; stepsons: Michael and William Sforza of Albany, N.Y., Steven Sforza and his wife Michelle of Ocala, FL; twin sister, Mary Ellen Jones of Tarpon Springs; brother, James Jones and his wife Charlotte of Glenmont, N.Y.; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ellyn was preceded in death by 2 sons: Peter Nardolillo and Lawrence Jones; and brother Lawrence Jones. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Michael Davidson

Michael G Davidson, 56, Hernando, FL
Michael Gregory Davidson, 56, of Hernando, FL passed away December 1, 2018 at his residence in Hernando. He was born in Great Falls, Montana on October 29, 1962. Michael was a roofer in the construction industry, and arrived in this area in 2005, coming from Venice, FL. He enjoyed refurbishing furniture, and cooking. Michael is survived by his loving wife, Lynda Tillie of Hernando; brother Tom Davidson; sisters Wonda Marie Davidson, Jacqueline Regina Walters, and Corrine Bidwell. He was preceded in death by one sister, Elaina Davidson. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Rita Davis

Rita J Davis, 87, Lecanto, FL
Rita J. Davis, age 87 of Lecanto, FL and formerly of Clearwater, FL, passed away while under the care of Vitas Healthcare Inpatient Hospice Unit in Lecanto on December 12, 2018. Rita was born on June 6, 1931 in Berlin, N.H. to the late Leo and Sarah (Gilbert) Piper. She made Florida her home in 1955 after relocating from New Hampshire. Rita was a homemaker throughout her lifetime and a member of the Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Hernando, FL. She was married to John B. Davis for 29 years until his passing in December of 1989. Rita loved spending time with her family and was a recent recipient of an achievement award from the Independent Living Program for the Lighthouse for the Blind. Those left to cherish her memory are her son Mark Davis and wife Tammy Lynn of Floral City, FL; daughter, Sally Craig of Dunnellon, FL; grandson, David Davis and wife Megan of Floral City, FL; granddaughter, Sarah Coker and her husband Clinton of Citrus Springs. FL; three great grandchildren: Kyndell Davis, Landon Coker, Harper Coker; and brother, John Piper of Palm Harbor, FL. No funeral services are planned at this time, however Rita’s family plans to honor her life at a later date. Memorial donations may be made in Rita’s memory to The Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind, Inc., 6492 California Street, Brooksville, FL 34604. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Priscilla Day

Priscilla A Day, 81, Beverly Hills, FL
Priscilla Ann Day, 81, Beverly Hills passed away October 30, 2018 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Priscilla was born in Braintree, MA on November 16, 1936 to the late Cortland and Marjorie Young and came to Citrus County, FL in 2009 from the State of Maine. She worked for Babcock Furniture Company in Mulberry, FL for 20 years as a Comptroller and was a long time volunteer with the Citrus County Library System at Beverly Hills and Homosassa. She was Protestant by faith. Left to cherish her memory are 5 children: Raymond Christopher Walton, Inverness, FL; John Beecher Walton, Jr., Dayton, ME; Gail Walton, Bartow, FL; Tracey Zoellner and Heather Day, both of Saco, ME; 1 brother, Forrest Young, Eliot, ME; 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Laurel Ferraro and her sister, Lorinda Hilton. There will be a Celebration of Priscilla’s life in Eliot, ME at a later date with her urn to be laid to rest in the family cemetery. Cremation care was with Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Evelyn DeFalco

Evelyn M DeFalco, 85, Inverness, FL
Evelyn M. DeFalco, age 85, of Inverness, FL passed away at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL on December 25, 2018. Evelyn was born to the late Otto and Marie (Sottile) Nicholahsen in Brooklyn, N.Y. on April 2, 1933. She was married to Dominick H. DeFalco for 60 years until his passing on March 8, 2012. She made Citrus County, FL her home in 1996 after relocating from Long Island, N.Y. Evelyn was Catholic by faith and a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness, FL. She enjoyed rock collecting and gambling at the Hard Rock Casino. Those left to mourn Evelyn’s passing include daughters: Karen DeFalco, Lisa Merkle (Fred), Donna Cafiero; and a great many grandchildren and great grandchildren. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 10:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness with Father Tim Cummings, Celebrant. Evelyn will be laid to rest with her husband at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Darlene DeWitt

Darlene DeWitt, 80, Inverness, FL
Darlene DeWitt, age 80, of Inverness, FL, passed away October 29, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Darlene was born on June 2, 1938 in Los Angeles, CA to the late Robert and Caroline (McDonald) Lewis and was the wife of Harry F. DeWitt. She made Citrus County, FL her home in 1992 after relocating from Anaheim, CA. Prior to retirement, she was a Judicial Assistant for the Honorable Judge Barbara Gurrolla. Darlene was a member of the Alabama, Florida, California and National Legal Secretaries Associations, as well as the Marion County Legal Secretaries Association. She participated in the Guardian Ad Litem program, was a member of the Inverness Women’s Club, the Citrus Hills Women’s Club and the Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club. Darlene is also a past Secretary and Treasurer of the Selina Hills Homeowners Association. In addition to her husband Harry, those left to mourn Darlene’s passing include her daughter, Jackie M. Russell; stepsons: Garry and Glenn DeWitt; stepdaughter, Virginia L. Armstrong; and several grandchildren. Cremation care is under direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


June Dimmitt

June L Dimmitt, 84, Floral City, FL
June Laverne (Everett) Dimmitt, age 84, of Floral City, FL, and resident of Tarawood, passed away at her home on October 28, 2018. June was born on September 16, 1934 in Fort Gibson, OK to the late Sewell and Helen Elizabeth (Smithson) Everett. She was married to Danny L. Dimmitt for 30 years until his passing on April 26, 2008. June was previously an Administrator for the Veteran’s Administration and retired after 30 years of service. She then went to work as the Billing Department Manager at the Dermatology Center in Inverness, FL with her daughter Virginia for 20 years. She made Citrus County her home 10 years ago after relocating from Seminole, FL. A Christian by faith, she attended worship services at the Floral City Church of Christ and was formerly a member of the Church of Christ in Seminole, FL. June was very active in the church, particularly children’s ministries. She participated in her church-sponsored orphanage in Seminole, FL and the children there adored her. At the Floral City Church of Christ, she assisted with gathering backpacks, coats, Christmas presents and school supplies for children of the community. June enjoyed going to the Senior Care Center in Inverness almost everyday where she could enjoy a meal and visit with her friends. She was a dog lover and previously owned a champion Westie, Chloe, which she showed in many dog shows over the years. June also enjoyed traveling and outdoor activities with her husband and family such as camping and fishing. She loved spending time with her family and playing card games. She is now in the presence of her savior and will be deeply missed. Those left to mourn June’s passing include her children: Virginia Schekorra-Ballou, D.O. and her husband Robert of Floral City, FL, Diane Cook and her husband Kyle Cooper of Seminole, OK, Jerry “Jay” Cook and his wife Almira of Inverness, FL; brother, Frank F. Everett of Wagner, OK; stepson, Duane Dimmitt of Lebanon, MO; stepdaughter, Denise Bennett of Columbia, MO; 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. In addition to her husband Danny, June was preceded in death by 3 brother, 2 sisters and 2 stepbrothers. A Funeral Service of Remembrance has been scheduled for Friday, November 2, 2018 at 3:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home and will be conducted by Michael Shingledecker of the Floral City Church of Christ. Friends are invited to join June’s family in visitation beginning at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. June will be laid to rest with her husband Danny at the Maple Hills Cemetery in Kirksville, MO. Services in Missouri will be under the direction of the Travis Noe Funeral Home in Kirksville, MO. Local Arrangements under direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Michael Dixon

Michael J Dixon, 65, Floral City, FL
Michael Joseph Dixon, age 65, of Floral City, FL passed away while under the care of Vitas Healthcare IPU in Lecanto, FL on November 8, 2018. Michael was born on April 8, 1953 in Toledo, OH to the late J. Walter and Mary C. (Burnett) Dixon. He was employed as a Retail Manager for over 33 years. Michael is survived by his siblings: John W. Dixon, Mary Jean Schimmel and Patti Williams. Cremation with care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Swan Dixon

Swan G Dixon, 52, Inverness, FL
Swantje “Swan” Grabow Dixon, age 52, Inverness passed away at home on October 30, 2018 under the loving care of her family. “Swan” was born in Hamburg, Germany on November 26, 1965 to the late Peter and Doris (Trautmann) Grabow and came to Citrus County in 1998 from Jacksonville, FL. She was a licensed real estate agent and co-owner of ERA American Realty and Investments. Swan was a devoted wife, fantastic mother to two daughters and 3 step daughters and a genuine friend to many. She loved the big city but settled in Citrus County for family and the beauty of the land—she loved working outdoors in the yard. Swan was an aspiring quilter as well as an amazing baker and family cook. She had a keen eye for a bargain and always found the best deal. In addition, she was a world traveler, avid reader, a committed Lightning Hockey fan and season ticket holder. As a duel German-American citizen, Swan followed German world cup soccer, the band Depeche Mode and enjoyed spending Christmas in the German Christmas market. Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Christopher “CJ” Dixon of Inverness; 5 daughters, Audrey and Eileen Dixon, both of Inverness; Capt. Danielle Phillips and husband, Major Mike Phillips of Camp Pendleton, CA; Nicole Dew and husband Harrison of Jacksonville; Kimberly Dixon of Orlando; her brother, Dr Tim Grabow and his wife Jessica and their daughter Mia of Wiesbeden, Germany; mother in law, Laura Dixon; brother in law, Denmar Dixon and wife Ellen; sister in law, Valerie Hale and her husband Kirk; 1 grandchild, Maverick Dew and another grandchild soon to arrive. There will be a Celebration of Life Service scheduled for Monday, November 5, 2018 at 2:00 pm from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Greg Kell officiating. Following cremation, burial will follow at a later date in Germany. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 pm until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to: Jessie’s Place: www.jessiesplacecitrus.org or Voices For Children: www.voices4childrenfl.org/donate. Following the Celebration of Life Service there will be a reception for family and friends at the Inverness Golf & Country Club.


Francis Du Ponte

Francis J Du Ponte, 96, Lecanto, FL
Francis J. Du Ponte, 96, of Lecanto, FL passed away December 1, 2018 under the care of Vitas Healthcare IPU in Lecanto. He was born in Taunton, MA on April 8, 1922 to the late Joseph and Mary (Pimentel) Du Ponte. Francis was a telecommunications manager for Verizon, and arrived in this area in 1984, coming from Revere, MA. He was Roman Catholic by faith, and loved spending time with family and friends. Francis was preceded in death by his wife of 77 years, Florence Du Ponte in 2017, and his daughter June Marie Du Ponte in 2005. He is survived by his son Michael Du Ponte of Lutz, FL; 2 brothers and 4 sisters. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Suncoast Hospice. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Susan Estrada

Susan C Estrada, 58, Lecanto, FL
Susan Cheryl Estrada, 58, of Lecanto, FL passed away December 9, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL. She was born in Milford CT on May 22, 1960 to the late Richard and Margaret (Parsons) Lindholm. Susan worked for Brookdale Citrus, and regardless of her own cares, she always took good care of her patients. She arrived in this area in 1987, coming from Stratford, CT. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, and loved animals and going to the beach. She is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Jeffrey Estrada. Other survivors include her children, Jeffrey Wayne Estrada, Jr, Valerie Lynn Estrada, and Paul Lennon Estrada, all of Lecanto, and Stephanie Marie Delmain and her husband Blake of Warner Robins, GA; brother Richard Lindholm; sister Victoria Lindholm; and 3 grandchildren, Bradley Estrada, Julianna Delmain, and Garbiella Delmain. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Carmen Filko

Carmen M Filko, 90, Dunnellon, FL
Carmen M. Filko, 90, of Dunnellon, FL passed away December 5, 2018 under the care of Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL. She was born in Bristol, CT on September 15, 1928, and as an infant was taken to France. Carmen returned to the states 26 years later, and had previously lived in Boulder, CO, Chicago, IL, New York, the Virgin Islands, and Pompano Beach, FL. With her late husband, they owned their own jewelry shop where they made and sold gold jewelry. She arrived in this area in the 1990’s, coming from Pompano Beach, and was a Catholic by faith. Carmen enjoyed taking walks, picking flowers and making flower arrangements, and spending time with friends and neighbors. She is survived by her very close friend and caregiver, Paul Asta. Other survivors include one niece Catherine Prouzet Robine, and one nephew, Christian Prouzet, both of France. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Patrick Fogel

Patrick J Fogel, 72, Floral City, FL
Patrick James Fogel, age 72, of Floral City, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on January 10, 2019. Pat was born on December 13, 1946 to the late Frank James and Mattie (Faulkner) Fogel, in Detroit City, MN and raised in Maysville, KY, where he graduated college in three years with a bachelors degree. Pat also proudly served seven years in the US Army. In 1989 he relocated to Floral City from St. Petersburg. A complete car nut, he was affectionately known as the “MOPAR Man”. He was also an accomplished drag car racer, his love of building hot rods is his lasting legacy as was his love of being a teacher. Pat received a Teacher of the Year Award first at Cypress Creek Academy in Lecanto and then again the following year at the Renaissance Center. He truly loved being a teacher and mentor to his students, whether it was in the classroom or helping teach kids how to work on cars. Pat was a kind and generous man who would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need and was an advocate for children’s charities. An outdoorsman, he loved the Florida heat, fishing and his critters both wild and domestic. Pat will be remembered for his generosity, intelligence and a sense of humor that was incomparable. His children will remember him as the most loving and wonderful father anyone could ever ask for. Those left to mourn Pat’s passing include his daughters: Sarah Farkus (Fogel) husband Duane and grandson Tanner, of Lake Panasoffkee, FL; Ashley King (Fogel) husband Mike and granddaughter Kylie of Inverness, FL; Amber Ladd (Fogel) and grandson Aidan, of Hilliard, OH; son, James Fogel and wife, Bridget, granddaughters, Savannah and Elzabeth and grandson, Brian of Tarpon Springs, FL; brothers: Rick, John and Dave Fogel; sister, Kathy. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Mercedes Fonseca

Mercedes Fonseca, 84, Inverness, FL
Mercedes Fonseca, age 84, Inverness, FL passed away January 3, 2019 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Mercedes was born in Chia, Columbia on December 15, 1934 to the late Hermes and Maria (Luna) Camacho. She was a retired elementary school teacher and of the Catholic Faith. She attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Left to cherish her memory are two sons, Gustavo Fonseca, MD and his wife, Sophia of Inverness and Carlos Fonseca and his wife, Ceci of Bogota, Columbia; 1 brother, Antonio Camacho of Cali, Columbia; two sisters, Maruja Jimenez and Cecelia Diaz, both of Bogota, Columbia; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. A Gathering & Sharing of Remembrance is scheduled for Sunday, January 6th at 3:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral. The family will receive friends at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to: Florida Cancer Specialists, 5204 Paylor Lane, Sarasota, FL 34240 or http://weblink.donorperfect.com/fonseca.


Gordon Foster

Gordon C Foster, 77, Inverness, FL
Gordon Clayton Foster, 77, Inverness passed away November 22, 2018 at Seven Rivers Hospital in Crystal River. Gordon was born in Newton, MA on Sept 27, 1941 to the late Clayton and Edith (Armstrong) Foster and came to Citrus County in 1986 with his wife, Shirley Foster who passed away Sept 7, 2011. He was the former owner and operator of the Furniture Exchange Store in Inverness and member/officer of Aerie Lodge No. 3992, Fraternal Order of Eagles in Inverness. Survivors include his step daughter, Darlene Schneider, Port Richey, FL; 1 sister, Judy Newsome, Hoschton, GA; 1 grandson, Kyle Schneider. Cremation care under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


June Fox

June E Fox, 86, Inverness, F
June E. Fox, 86, of Inverness, FL, passed away November 4. 2018 at Always There Assisted Living in Citrus Springs, FL. She was born in Tonawanda, NY on June 19, 1932 to the late George C. and Nora H. (Duwe) Marohn. June was a bookkeeper for the automotive sales industry, and arrived in this area in 1990, coming from Olean, NY. She was Protestant by faith, and her and her late husband Ronald were members of the VFW Post #4337, Inverness. She was also a member of the “Honeybees”, and enjoyed playing Bingo, doing puzzles, playing cards, and watching TV and NASCAR. June loved arts and crafts, and would make lap blankets for hospital patients. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Ronald E. Fox in 2014. Survivors include her children, Ronald E. Fox, Jr and his wife Nicole of Brampton, Ontario, Canada, and Joanne Tournade and her husband Buddy of Inverness; one sister, Marion Jaeger of Springville, NY; 3 grandchildren, Mason, Robert, and Jonathan; and 5 great-grandchildren. Ronald and June’s urns will be laid to rest together at Florida National Cemetery at a later date. Cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Patricia Gillepsie

Patricia M Gillepsie, 22, Beverly Hills, FL
Patricia Marie Gillespie, 22, Beverly Hills, FL passed away November 25, 2018 at her residence in Beverly Hills. She was born in Winchester, VA on August 16, 1996, and was a Baptist by faith. She arrived in this area in 2014, coming from Gore, VA. Patricia had taught Sunday School, and was a beautiful artist who enjoyed drawing and painting. She also enjoyed sports. Patricia was preceded in death by her mother, Terri Lynn Gillespie in February 2018, and her paternal grandfather, Edward Gillespie, Sr in 2010. She is survived by her father, Edward Lee Gillespie of Beverly Hills; brother Matthew James Gillespie, also of Beverly Hills; sister Kayla May Waye and her husband Nathan of Portland, OR; paternal grandmother Louise Gillespie and maternal grandparents Earl and Susan Rafferty; niece Faith Joy Waye and nephew Jonathon Daniel Waye. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Elbert Graves

Elbert D Graves, 54, Dade City, FL
Elbert D. Graves, age 54, of Dade City, FL passed away at Avante Nursing Home in Inverness, FL on November 26, 2018. Elbert was born on December 2, 1963 in Dade City, FL. He was Pentecostal by faith and attended worship services at the Living Waters Church in Dade City, FL. Elbert enjoyed fishing and watching football. He also loved baseball. He is survived by his son, James Graves of Zephyrhills, FL and brother, Tommy Flowers of Crystal Springs, FL. Cremation with care is under direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Robert Gruver

Robert E Gruver, 86, Crystal River, FL
Robert Edward Gruver, age 86, of Crystal River, FL passed away at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL on Friday, November 16, 2018. Robert was born on February 28, 1932 in Holton, KS to the late Frank and Rosalind (Denton) Gruver. Prior to retirement he worked as a Truck Driver. Robert was married to Barbara (Bush) Gruver for 58 years until her passing in December of 2007. He first made Florida his home in 1997 but returned 6 years ago after living in Flintstone, GA for a time. In his youth, Robert drove Stock Cars and had won 88 trophies with his brother. Their excellent driving skills were noticed by Nascar and they were asked to drive for Team Ford but, they were talked out of the racing profession by family members concerned for their safety. Robert was a man of many talents. An excellent piano player and singer, he had the opportunity to perform onstage with Hank Williams on one occasion. He had also won a Golden Gloves championship while still in high school. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing and watching game shows and science shows on television. Robert also liked working on cars and working in his yard. Those left to mourn Robert’s passing include his sons: Leon Robert Gruver and his wife Linda of Clarksdale, MO, Earl Gruver and his wife Diane of Kansas City, MO, Carl Gruver of Crystal River, FL; daughters: Margaret Bond and her husband Scott of Palm Coast, FL, Mary Yarrington and her husband Bob of Orlando, FL, Linda Gruver of Crystal River, FL; sister, Maggie Maier and her husband Karl of St. Petersburg, FL; 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Juanita Gustafson

Juanita I Gustafson, 73, Hernando, FL
Juanita Irene Gustafson, age 73, of Hernando, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on December 25, 2018. Juanita was born on September 27, 1945 in Waukegan, IL to the late Valentine and Violet (Wrona) Belec. On June 24, 1967 she married Ronald Gustafson with whom she shared 51 years of loving marriage. Juanita was an Executive Secretary for the United States Navy and worked at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Illinois for 38 years. She and her husband made Citrus County, FL their home 13 years ago after relocating from Gurnee, IL. She was Catholic by faith and a parishioner of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills, FL. Juanita was a wonderful cook that enjoyed reading in her spare time. She loved birds and not only fed them in her backyard but, collected a number of bird figurines over the years. In addition to her loving husband Ronald, Juanita leaves behind the daughter she adored and cherished, Karen Politzki and her husband Jeffrey of Canon City, CO. Following cremation, Juanita’s urn will be laid to rest with her parent’s at the Ascension Catholic Cemetery in Libertyville, IL. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Betty Harper

Betty J Harper, 86, Spring Hill, FL
Betty “Jean” Harper (1932-2018) passed into the loving arms and the sanctuary of her savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 at Vitas Inpatient Hospice Health Care facility in Lecanto, Florida following an eight month illness. She was born October 10th, 1932 in Veedersburg, Indiana. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Marcia, and her husband, Joe Harper, who passed in 1991. She was further preceded in death by her mother, Mary Lowe, and her father, Blythe Lowe, both of Veedersburg, Indiana. She was the youngest of five siblings, preceded in death by two brothers, Carl Lowe and Leon Lowe, and also two sisters, Mary Lou Hinote and Clara Snyder. She is survived by her two sons, Steven of Lecanto, Florida and his wife Kay (Beasley), and Scott of Sarasota, Florida and his wife Darla (Campbell). She graduated from Veedersburg High School in 1950. She was an avid member of a euchre club many years ago. Jean loved to tell detailed stories to regale any who were lucky enough to listen. Growing up in the Depression-era 1930s she would recount fascinating stories of her mother (with Jean at her side) serving up plates of food to hobos “riding the rails” on the trains that passed within 50 yards of the Lowe/Stephens home. Jean was a previous long-time member of the Sterling Christian Church from the 1960s to the 1980s prior to transferring her membership to a Christian church in Spring Hill, Florida. Jean Harper worked in education a great portion of her adult life, beginning in the Fountain County (Indiana) School System at Southeast Fountain Elementary as a teacher’s aide from 1970-1978. Jean started her work career in her ’20s working as a doctor’s secretary in Veedersburg and then as a clerk in Indianapolis. Following her move in the 1980s to Florida with her husband and to be close to family, Jean worked at Eastside Elementary in Hernando County as an instructional aide for many years. She also worked at Nature Coast High School in Hernando County as a media center aide and as a computer school aide during the last years of her life. She was continually busy in her life, going to work every day until she was 85 years old, not wanting to miss a day from school. Many of the students who came into contact with Jean fondly called her “Grandma.” Jean’s passion throughout her life was doting on her grandchildren, Jonathon Harper (Christina) of Miami, Florida; Lauren Torres (Leo) of Sarasota, Florida; and Bailee Harper of New York City, New York. Jean avidly collected Beanie Babies and dolls and collectable toys for her grandkids. She never missed a baseball game or a softball practice or a ballet recital for her grandkids, driving endless miles to see them perform. Later in her life she reveled in her great grandchildren, Madison (Miami) and Jacob (Sarasota). Jean had a passion for watching Chicago Cubs baseball games, Duke University basketball games, and Notre Dame University football games. She also had a passion to view sunsets on the beach, often traveling just to see sunsets in Hernando County, Sarasota, Citrus County, Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, St. Pete Beach, and St. Augustine Beach. Following her marriage to her husband Joe in 1955 at age 24, she led a life as a military bride for 23 years through 3 conflicts: World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. She moved from South Carolina to California to North Carolina to Illinois to Wisconsin to support her active military husband. Jean will be laid to rest next to her husband at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. There will be a brief, one hour visitation scheduled at Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness on Saturday, January 12th from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.


Debra Hatley

Debra K Hatley, 61, Floral City, FL
Debra Kay Hatley, age 61, of Floral City, FL passed away at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto on December 2, 2018. Debra was born on March 12, 1957 in St. Petersburg, FL to the late Marguerite (Larson) and Carl Chester Labree, Jr. She was a homemaker throughout her life and loved spending time with and caring for her children and grandchildren. Debra’s passing will be mourned by her children: Gary “J.R.” Allen of Hernando, FL, Tiffany Ellison and her husband Alex of Floral City, FL, Nicole Hatley of Floral City, FL, Brandi Hatley of Georgia, and several grandchildren. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Charles Hirst

Charles S Hirst, 80, Inverness, FL
Charles S. Hirst, age 80, of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on Thursday, December 13, 2018. Charles was born on December 21, 1937 in Middletown, N.Y. to the late Chester and Helen B.(Lawyer) Hirst. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army Reserves and retired after 28 years with the rank of Command Sergeant Major. On March 26, 1978 he married Joanne (Goldstein) with whom he shared 40 years of loving marriage. Charles and Joanne made Citrus County, FL their home in 2010 after relocating from Schoharie, N.Y. Prior to his retirement, and while still residing in Schoharie, he had worked as a Mechanic, Body Repairman and D.C. Electrician. He had also been a Judge, a City Councilman and Superintendent of Highways. Charles also helped manage the kitchen at Frosty Acres Campgrounds, and was a co-owner of 3 Charlie’s BBQ. In his spare time, he enjoyed woodworking, rebuilding and working on cars, and selling parts for cars. Charlie was a member of the Esperance, N.Y. Elks Lodge #2507. In addition to his loving wife Joanne, those left to mourn Charles’ passing include his son, Brian Jarrod Hirst and his wife Heather; grandchildren: Mykal Hirst and his wife Alyssia, Sabine Hirst and Caitty Hirst. He also leaves behind his beloved Pompoo, Ikey. A Celebration of Life Service for Charles is scheduled for Saturday, December 29, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Esperance Elks Lodge #2507 in Esperance, N.Y. Following the memorial, A Funeral Service of Remembrance is scheduled for Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 3:30 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, FL where Inverness Elks Lodge #2522 will offer the Elks rest service. Friends are invited to joins Charles’ family in visitation beginning at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Charles will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 10:00 AM where full military honors will be rendered by the Army Reserve Honor Guard and American Legion Post #155. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Jeanette Hogan

Jeanette Hogan, 83, Inverness, FL
Jeanette Hogan, age 83, of Inverness, FL passed away at her home on Thursday, November 22, 2018. Jeanette was born in New York City, N.Y. on June 30, 1935 and was one of seven children born to the late Salvatore and Rose (De Fillipo) Corelli. She was married to Joseph Hogan and they shared 62 years of loving marriage. Jeanette and Joseph made Citrus County, FL their home in 1974 after relocating from New York. She enjoyed cooking meals for her family, crocheting and taking shopping trips. In addition to her husband Joseph, Jeanette’s passing will be mourned by her son, Joseph L. Hogan, Jr. and his girlfriend, Cindy Loomas of Crystal River, FL; daughters: Rose Ann Bradshaw of Beverly Hills, FL, Carol Lyn Johnson and her husband Dale of Beverly Hills, FL; and 3 grandchildren. A Gathering and Sharing of Remembrance is scheduled for Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home. A funeral procession will depart for Florida National Cemetery at 11:45 AM where Jeanette will be laid to rest after a graveside ceremony. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Martin "Corky" Hogue

Martin "Corky" D Hogue, 79, Inverness, FL
Martin “Corky” Donald Hogue, age 79, of Inverness, FL passed away at Bayonet Point Medical Center in Hudson, FL on December 28, 2018. Corky was born to Charles and Wilma (Crandall) Hogue on November 9, 1939 in Gouverneur, N.Y. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy, the Navy Reserves and later the Army Reserves for 25 years. Following his military service, he worked for the Gouverneur Talc Company and later the Corning Glass Company as an electrician. Corky was married to Diane (Edwards) for 57 years until her passing on April 12, 2018. He and Diane were Florida “Snowbirds” for a few years until finally becoming permanent Citrus County, FL residents in 2000. He attended worship services at the United Methodist Church of Inverness. Corky was a volunteer for God’s Kitchen in both New York and Florida, a volunteer at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL and the Mended Hearts organization. He was also a Volunteer Firefighter in Gouverneur, N.Y. for over 30 years. In his spare time he enjoyed making knives out of deer antlers and enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and being outdoors. Those left to mourn Corky’s passing include his son, Jon Hogue of Jacksonville, FL; daughters: Denise Kingsley of Gouverneur, N.Y., Natalie Kelley and her husband Jonathan of Fowler, N.Y.; brothers: Charles Hogue and his wife Patti of Gouverneur, N.Y., Kevin Hogue and his wife Sarah of Cicero, N.Y.; sister, Brenda Sipher and her husband Paul of Watertown, N.Y.; grandchildren: Dustin and Kristopher Kelley; and great grandchild, Morgin Kelley. Corky was preceded in death by brother, Brian Hogue; sister, DeAnne Jungkind; and son in law, David Kingsley. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Monday, January 7, 2019 at 3:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with the Reverend Donald Pratt of the First United Methodist Church of Inverness officiating. Military honors will be rendered by Inverness VFW #4337 Honor Guard. Friends may join Corky’s family in visitation beginning at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to God’s Kitchen, Inverness First United Methodist Church, 1140 Turner Camp Road, Inverness, FL 34453 or Gouverneur Volunteer Exempt Firemen, C/O Charles Halpin, 110 Rowley Street, Gouverneur, N.Y. 13642. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Helen Holmquist

Helen M Holmquist, 96, Inverness, FL
Helen M. Holmquist, 96, of Inverness, FL passed away October 26, 2018 at Angels Senior Living in Land-O-Lakes, FL. She was born in Bloomfield, NJ on November 20, 1921 to the late George F. and Marion A. (Hicks) Reider. Helen worked as a banquet waitress, and arrived in this area in 1982, coming from West Milford, NJ. She loved yard work, and enjoyed playing shuffleboard, crocheting, swimming, hunting for a good bargain, and was a very loving grandmother. Helen was preceded in death by her loving husband of 66 years, Howard A. Holmquist in 2006. She is survived by her children Howard K. Holmquist and his wife Cheryl of Milford, PA, and Dale Mary Smith and her husband Ray of San Antonio, FL; 4 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren. Helen’s urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Benjamin Howard

Benjamin A Howard, 69, Inverness, FL
Benjamin Arthur Howard, 69, of Inverness, FL passed away December 31, 2018 at his residence in Inverness. He was born in Danville, IL on November 8, 1949, and was a Union Carpenter in the construction industry. Benjamin arrived in this area in 2000, coming from Danville, and was a Christian by faith. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, boating in his pontoon boat, spending time with family and friends, and especially “Waltzing with Matilda.” Benjamin was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Howard, and brothers Jess Steven Howard and James Thomas Howard. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Pauletta Howard. Other survivors include his children James Kevin Howard and his wife Teri of Bloomington, IL, Shawn C. Howard and his wife Michele of Inverness, Dennis A Howard and his wife Holly of Georgetown, IL, and Monica S. Howard of Westville, IL; his mother, Ruth Cora Campbell; brother Boon Campbell and his wife Tracy; sister Dawn Campbell; grandchildren Brice, Kolton, Marnie, Nicholas, Chelsea, and Dalton; and 4 great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Akira "A.J." Jackson

Akira "A.J." S Jackson, 70, Inverness, FL
Akira “A.J.” Sakai Jackson, age 70, of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on Saturday, November 10, 2018. A.J. was born on April 10, 1948 in Manazuru, Japan to the late Ernie Ray Jackson and Hiroko Sakai. He was a professional jeweler and owned and operated the A.J. Jewelry Shop in Inverness for a number of years. Those left to mourn A.J.’s passing include his daughters: Katsuko Ballew and her husband Jamie of Hudson, FL, Yukiko Schlotter and her husband Joey of New Port Richey, FL, Takako Price and her husband Robby of Grove City, OH; stepmother, Emma Jackson of Terre Haute, IN; brother, Tom Jackson; sisters: Linda Lewis and JoAnne Bermudez; grandchildren: Chad, Kylie, Ryan, Caden, Sydney and Corey. A.J. also leaves behind “Cheech”, his beloved Chihuahua and faithful companion. In addition to his parents, He was preceded in death by sister, Carol Swanson. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Friday, November 16, 2018 at 3:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Kevin Ballard of Calvary Chapel Inverness officiating. Friends may join A.J.’s family in visitation beginning at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Following cremation, A.J.’s urn will be laid to rest at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Mary Burns Jackson

Mary Burns Jackson, 72, Inverness, FL
Mary A. Burns-Jackson, age 72, of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on November 27, 2018. Mary was born January 30, 1946 in St. Petersburg, FL to the late Roy Lambert and Dorotha Jeannette (Newman) Seawright. She made Citrus County her home in 1980 after relocating from St. Petersburg, FL and attended worship services at the First Christian Church of Inverness, FL. She loved going to church. Mary was known for giving back to her community and had been an award winning volunteer at Citrus United Basket for over 10 years. Mary is survived by her daughters Kelli Burns and Kasey Jackson, both of Inverness, FL; grandchildren: Nicole Kincaid, Patrick R. Waugaman, Raymond Sharp and 3 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kimberly Nichols and brother, Andy Seawright. Cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ivar Johnson

Ivar E Johnson, 79, Inverness, FL
Ivar Emil Johnson, age 79, of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on Thursday, November 1, 2018. Ivar was born on November 13, 1938 in Warwick, R.I. to the late Johan and Ruth Johnson. He was a Mechanical Engineer for the Nuclear / Clean Energy Industry throughout his professional career. Ivar made Citrus County, FL his home 12 years ago after relocating from Miami, FL. In his spare time he enjoyed reading, “tinkering” in his garage and going to the gun range. He also loved cars of all types. Those left to mourn Ivar’s passing include his wife and companion of 30 years, Theresa Talamo; son, Carl Ivarson and his wife Heidi Echols of Greensboro, N.C.; daughters: Deborah Johnson of Dumont, N.J., Rebecca Johnson of Boston, MA, Kathy Johnson and her husband Wayland Robinson of Leicester, N.C.; stepsons: Thomas Hadlow of Tomball, TX, Todd Hadlow and his wife Melinda of Oswego, N.Y.; stepdaughter, Tammy Garcerella and her husband Ambie of Oswego, N.Y.; grandchildren: Kassidy, Sophia, Skyler, Roxanne, Terra, Amber, Tia; and 4 great grandchildren. There will be a gathering of Ivar’s friends and family from 2:00 to 4:00 PM on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Inverness VFW Post #4337, 906 FL Highway 44, Inverness, FL 34450.


Mary Johnson

Mary A Johnson, 81, Floral City, FL
Mary Alice Johnson, 81, Floral City passed away at home on December 8, 2018 following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Johnson was born in Bristol, TN on April 25, 1937 to the late Charles and Elizabeth Snodgrass and relocated to Floral City from Baton Rouge, LA. Mary loved watching old movies with the family, taking care of her dogs, and spending time with the grandchildren and great grandchild. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 59 years, James Joseph Johnson; 3 children, Jeffrey Widner of Baton Rouge, LA; Joseph Johnson of Seminole, FL; Shannon Lampton, Livingston, LA; 2 sisters, Peggy McFadden and Phyllis Collie, 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Harper and grandson, Todd Widner. Her urn will be placed in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Cremation care with Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Dottry Kohl

Dottry H Kohl, 90, Inverness, FL
Dottry H. Kohl, 90, of Inverness, FL passed away November 1, 2018 at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL. She was born in Benham, VA on June 2, 1928 to the late Carl Smith and Gay (McCroskey) Gobble. Dottry was the owner and operator of a printing company, and arrived in this area in 1997, coming from Bellport, Long Island, NY. She was Presbyterian by faith, served as the Bell Port Chamber Treasurer for 12 years, and a member of the Master Printers Association in Suffolk County, NY. Dottry was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Kohl, one brother, Harry Gobble; and one sister Inez Gobble. She is survived by her children Paul Gianferrara and his wife Kathleen of Hernando, FL, and Judy Bianco and her husband Ralph of New York. A Celebration of Life Gathering of Family and Friends will be held on Friday, November 9, 3:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ruth Kroeger

Ruth E Kroeger, 84, Inverness, FL
Ruth Evelyn Cox Kroeger, 84, Inverness passed away Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Arbor Trail Health & Rehab Center. Ruth was born in Columbus, IN on April 8, 1934 to the late Leslie T. and Mary (Cline) Cox and came to Citrus County in 1971 from Lakeland, FL. She was employed by Humana Health Care as a secretary. She was of the Baptist Faith and a member of Calvary Chapel in Ft. Lauderdale. Ruth enjoyed sewing, quilting, working puzzles and truly enjoyed nature and the outdoors. Additionally, she was a great cook! Left to cherish her memory is her son, David O. Pate of Pompano Beach, FL; 5 daughters: Deanna Johnston and her husband Hrold, Jennifer Williamson and her husband Ira, and Kaywood Pate, all of Inverness; Georgia Shelar, of Smyrna, DE; Hollis Roberts, of Greenville, TN; her sister, Elizabeth Robinson, of Clearwater, FL; 16 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald J. Kroeger , her sister, Alta Smith, and her granddaughter, Mandy Ruth Pate. Ruth’s life will be remembered at a Life Celebration Service on Saturday, January 19th at 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Jerry Bloxton, of Trinity Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness, FL


Dirk Kunne

Dirk P Kunne, 90, Beverly Hills, FL
Dirk Philip Kunne, age 90, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away at his home on January 2, 2019 surrounded by his loving family and while under the care of the Citrus County Chapter of HPH Hospice Healthcare. Dirk was born in Amsterdam, Holland on October 27, 1928 to the late Hendrik and Jacoba (Bood) Kunne. He was married to Nina Kunne until her passing on August 29, 2009. Dirk retired from the Illinois Tool works as their Senior Design Engineer. He was a self taught Mechanical and Electrical Engineer who enjoyed cooking, fishing, gardening and working outdoors. Dirk designed and built his own sailboat, “The Screaming Dutchman”. He and his wife Nina made Citrus County, FL their home in 1995 after relocating from Arlington Heights, IL. Left to mourn Dirk’s passing is his son, Richard Kunne and his wife Margaret of Beverly Hills, FL. In addition to his wife and parent’s, he was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. Dirk will be laid to rest to rest with his wife at Elmwood Cemetery in River Grove, IL at a later date. No local services are planned. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Jon La Fontaine

Jon M La Fontaine, 75, Inverness, FL
Jon Maurice La Fontaine passed away on January 13, 2019, at the age of 75. He was born on December 4, 1943 in Watertown, N.Y. to Maurice and Kathryn La Fontaine. Jon married Phyllis Embling September 9, 1967 at the First Methodist Church in North Chili, N.Y. Jon and Phyllis were proud and loving parents to their two sons, David and Stephen. Jon proudly spent 45 years working in Fire and Safety Management at companies such as Eastman Kodak and the New York State Department of Transportation. Jon was also an active member of the volunteer fire department in Rochester, N.Y for 35 years. In retirement, Jon and Phyllis enjoyed traveling the nation and later became Florida "Snowbirds". In 2017 they moved to Inverness, where Jon enjoyed fixing up their new home, reading, baking, playing golf, and fishing with his family and friends. Jon was active in the church community, and was considered a much loved member. Jon will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and friend. Left to honor and remember Jon are his wife Phyllis, his two sons: David La Fontaine and wife Miriam, Stephen La Fontaine; granddaughter, Katelyn La Fontaine; brother, Stephen (Karen) La Fontaine; sister Michele (Stephen) Babin; brother-in-law Ron Embling and his wife Judy; sister-in-law Janet Stewart and her husband Doug. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Friday, January 18, 2019 at 12:00 PM from the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness with Pastor Ron Pfeifer officiating. Services were provided by Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness. Memorial donations in memory of Jon can be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness.


Ann Lamb

Ann R Lamb, 81, Brooksville, FL
Ann Rebecca Lamb, 81, Brooksville, FL passed away November 26, 2018 at Heron Pointe in Brooksville. She was born in Portland, TN on April 15, 1937 to the late Marion and Eva (Foster) Aldridge. Ann arrived in this area in 1994 coming from Louisville, KY and attended Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness. She enjoyed going to yard sales, and spending time with her family. Ann also loved collecting angels, spending time with children, and going for walks every day. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Ronda Goff in 2016, and one brother, Jack Aldridge. Ann is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Relus Lamb. Other survivors include her children, Richard Lamb and his wife Pat of Spring Hill, FL, Jeffrey Lamb of Lexington, KY, Cheryl Downey and her husband David of Brooksville, and Lisa Chesser and her husband Shawn of Beverly Hills, FL; sisters Wilma Mangrum of Indianapolis, IN and Joyce Harrell also of Indianapolis, 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service for Ann will be conducted at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL on Friday, 10:00 A.M. with Reverend Greg Kell of Cornerstone Baptist Church officiating. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to service. Ann will be laid to rest at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, FL. after the services.


William Leiner, Sr.

William L Leiner, Sr., 95, Ocala, FL
William Louis Leiner, Sr., age 95, Ocala, Florida, formerly of Inverness, Florida passed away November 14, 2018 at the Legacy Hospice House in Ocala, FL. Mr. Leiner was born in Allentown, PA on January 22, 1923 to the late Louis and Bertha (Wilfinger) Leiner and came to Florida in 2013 from Coplay, Pennsylvania. A proud veteran, he served in the U.S. Navy during WW II as an Aviation Machinist’s Mate, enlisted in 1940 and discharged in 1946. He served in the Asiatic - Pacific Theater and was a Pearl Harbor survivor. Bill was a member of the Citrus Fleet Reserve Branch No. 186 where he was honored as a Pearl Harbor survivor on several occasions. He retired from the Bethlehem Steel Corporation as a Grade A Machinest with 30 years of service before moving to Florida and enjoyed various sports, especially Penn State Football and St Louis Cardinals baseball. Left to cherish his memory are three children, John W. Leiner and his wife Tammy of Ocala, FL; William L. Leiner, Jr. and wife Cindy of Coplay, Pennsylvania; his daughter, Phylis Engleman and husband Jeff of Coplay, Pennsylvania. There are 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary A. (Mitzi) Leiner on February 14, 2013. They were married for 63 years. There will be a Celebration of Life Service on Monday, November 19, 2018 1:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Beaverson of the First Lutheran Church of Inverness officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Wounded Warriors Project: www.woundedwarriorproject.org/Donate. Visitation will be from 12 noon until the hour of service.


Billy Lilly

Billy R Lilly, 51, Crystal River, FL
Billy Ray Lilly, age 51, of Crystal River, FL passed away December 18, 2018 at Seven Rivers Hospital in Crystal River. Billy was born on the 14th of April in 1967 to the late Billy Wayne and Edith (Warner) Lilly. He made Citrus County his home 25 years ago after relocating from North Carolina. Billy loved his rescue Pit Bull, “Junior”. He will be remembered for his kind and generous nature and how he would “give the shirt off his back to anyone who needed it. Those left to mourn Billy’s passing include his brothers: Jeff Lilly and his wife Jo Ann of Inverness, FL, Michael Wayne Lilly and his wife Sharon of North Carolina, Dennis Richard Lilly and his wife Cindy of North Carolina; sisters: Vickie Sue Moore of Virginia and Cheryl Lynn and her husband James of California. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


David Little

David L Little, 64, Lecanto, FL
David L. Little, 64, of Lecanto, FL passed away December 18, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL. He was born in Oregon, IL on June 15, 1954 to the late Willard Leon and Barbara Fern (Fleming) Little. David was a driving instructor for SMG Transport Company, and arrived in this area in 1966, coming from Oregon, IL. He was a Christian by faith, and enjoyed watching NASCAR and football, and loved spending time playing with his fur babies Maggie, Abby and Pepper. David was preceded in death by one sister, Laura Lee Little. Survivors include his loving life partner, Georgia Barnett of Lecanto; his daughter Carissa Little of Beverly Hills, FL; his brother Willy Little, and his close cousins: Bobbie Lengjak and Brian; and 4 grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Service for David will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to David’s daughter, Carissa Little, in care of the Davis Funeral Home. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Carl Matson

Carl R Matson, 61, Inverness, FL
Carl Robert Matson. Born January 28th, 1957. Died December 1st 2018. Carl was born and lived most of his life in Weymouth Massachusetts. He graduated from Weymouth High School and for many years worked at the Quincy Shipyard. The last twenty years of his life he lived and worked in Inverness, Florida. He died at home with hospice care provided for a short period. He is survived by his siblings, Signian McGeary of Cheshire, Ct. Janice Matson of Marlborough, Mass, Melvin Matson and wife, Dottie, of Weymouth, Mass., Linda Honneus and husband, Harry, of Marshfield, Mass., and Greg Matson, of Weymouth, Mass. His Nephews, Eric, Brett and Nieces, Andrea, Justine, Erika and Lynnette. Also survived by seven great nephews and nieces. It can be said that he loved his family, friends and fishing but not always in that order. A gathering of friends and family will be held on Sunday, December 30, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Inverness Landings Club House. A memorial service will be held on January 28th in Weymouth, Mass. Please in Carl’s memory support your local hospice. Cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness.


James May

James M May, 77, Inverness, FL
James Milton May, Jr., age 77, of Inverness, FL, and formerly of Somerset, PA, passed away at his home on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 while surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born on February 6, 1941 in Berlin, PA to the late Pauline (Schrock) and James May, Sr. He graduated from Berlin High School in 1959. On June 17, 1962 he married Patricia L. (Maust) with whom he shared 56 years of loving marriage. Jim was a retired Manager for the Agway Lawn and Garden Center. He and his wife became Florida “Snow Birds” in 2009 and made Inverness, FL their permanent home in 2017 after relocating from Pennsylvania. Jim was a member of the Somerset Church of the Brethren in Somerset, PA and attended the First Christian Church of Inverness. He enjoyed woodworking, lawn care, hunting and singing in the church choir. Jim loved riding his Goldwing Trike and was a member of the Goldwing Road Riders Association, Chapter T. In addition to his loving wife Pat, those left to mourn Jim’s passing include his daughters: Yvonne L. Miller and her husband Rich of Hooversville, PA, Susan May of Inverness, FL; grandson, Ian J. Maldonado of Somerset, PA; sister in law, Patsy Maust; one nephew and several nieces. In addition to his parent’s, Jim was preceded in death by his brother, Dennis W. May. Jim’s family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude for the loving care and kindness of Vitas Healthcare Hospice. Family and friends will be received from 4 to 7 pm at the Miller Funeral Home in Somerset, PA on October 30th, 2018 where a celebration of life service will be held at 7 pm, Pastor Chris Forry officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Jim's memory to Vitas Healthcare at P.O . Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Kelly McAllister

Kelly L McAllister, 55, Hernando, FL
Kelly Leigh McAllister, age 55, of Hernando, passed away at her home on January 2, 2019. Kelly was born in Tampa, FL on June 3, 1963 to Richard and Joyce (Baldt) Howard. She graduated from John I. Leonard High School in 1981 and went on to serve her country as a member of the United States Air Force. Kelly was very athletic in her youth and won 12 letters for her achievements in sports and 2 for chorus. In 1980, she was the 2nd highest ranked female high school runner in the State of Florida and was also a skilled soccer and softball player. She was married to Tim McAllister for 26 years until his passing on October 25, 2018. Kelly and Tim made Citrus County, FL their home in 2007 after relocating from West Palm Beach, FL. She was a bartender for the Inverness VFW #4337 for a number of years and will be greatly missed by all that knew her. Those left to mourn her passing include her sons: Timothy McAllister, II of Hernando, FL, Tommy McAllister of Dunnellon, FL; daughter, Tori McAllister of Hernando, FL; her parent’s, Richard and Joyce Howard of Palm Springs, FL; brothers: Lance Kevin Howard of Palm Springs, FL, Richard Keith Howard and his wife Pam of Jessup, GA; and grandsons, Timothy Paul McAllister, III and Amari Brathwaite, and their mother, Shannon Liepke. Kelly was preceded in death by her daughter, Tera McAllister on February 9, 2013. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will take place at the Inverness VFW #4337 at a later date. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Timothy McAllister

Timothy P McAllister, 54, Hernando, FL
Timothy Paul McAllister, 54 of Hernando, passed away Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, FL. Timothy was born on October 10, 1964 in West Palm Beach, FL, to the late Ralph and Audrene McAllister. He came to Citrus County in 2007 from West Palm Beach, FL. Timothy was a block mason in the construction industry. He loved music and enjoyed riding his motorcycle and fishing. He enjoyed watching football and NASCAR. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 26 years, Kelly McAllister; his children: Timothy Paul McAllister II, Tommy McAllister, and Tori McAllister, all of Hernando; his brother, Mickey McAllister and grandson, Timothy Paul McAllister III. Timothy was preceded in death by his daughter Tera on February 9, 2013. A celebration of Timothy’s life will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 12:00 PM at the Inverness VFW #4337. Cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


David McDonald

David R McDonald, 66, Inverness, FL
David R. McDonald, 66, of Inverness, FL passed away October 30, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born in Falmouth, MA on March 25, 1952 to the late Robert Dexter and Barbara (Berg) McDonald. David was a Financial Investor, and arrived in this area in 1999, coming from Falmouth. He was an avid bicycle rider, and was known locally as “Trail Dave” for his love of riding the trail. David was also a Red Sox and Patriots fan. Left to mourn his passing is his long time loving companion of 18 years, Embeth Nagy; his brother, Kevin McDonald of Lovell, ME; and his sister Nancy Douzuk of Franklin, TN. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Tanner McFall

Tanner J McFall, 19, Hernando, Florida
Tanner James McFall, 19, of Hernando, FL passed away Saturday, January 12, 2019 in Inverness. Tanner was born on February 6, 1999 in Gainesville, FL and was a lifetime resident of Citrus County. He attended Hernando Elementary School, Citrus Springs Middle School and was a 2018 graduate of Citrus High School. Tannner was a field technician for his father’s utility and excavation company. His passions included spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed soccer, riding his motorcycle, and driving “fast” cars. He also enjoyed going to car shows, his Xbox, paintballing, camping, and boating, just to name a few of the many things that he did at 100 miles an hour. Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Walter “Rusty” and Annette (Erdman) McFall; two brothers, Trevor McFall of Inverness, now stationed with the US Coast Guard in Kodiak, Alaska and Nathan McFall and wife, Ashley of Illinois; two nephews, Brayden and Bryson McFall and his niece, Brielle Mc Fall; several aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many friends. Tanner was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Elmer and Joice Erdman and his paternal grandparents, Dorous and Freda McFall; his uncle, Bobby McFall and aunt, Linda Peterson. A Celebration of Tanner’s life will be conducted on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 6 PM from the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness, with Rev. Greg Kell, officiating. Friends may call at church from 5 PM until service time. Cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to Cornerstone Baptist Church, 1100 W. Highland Blvd., Inverness, FL 34452 (Attn: Student Ministries)


Dakota McFarlin

Dakota A McFarlin, 28, Bushnell, FL
Dakota A. McFarlin, age 28, of Bushnell, FL passed away at his home on December 26, 2018. Dakota was born on April 29, 1990 in Brooksville, FL to Ronald Harrod and Ruby (McFarlin) Griffith. He was a Baptist by faith and worked in the construction industry throughout his life. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family. In addition to his loving parent’s, those left to mourn Dakota’s passing include his daughters: Brooklyn and Hailie McFarlin of Center Hill, FL; sister, Kourtni Harrod of Bushnell, FL; paternal grandparent’s: Ron and Beth Harrod of Istachatta, FL; and maternal grandparent’s: Eddie McFarlin and Meme Willette of Little Washington, N.C. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Max McGlashen

Max F McGlashen, 88, Inverness, FL
Max Floyd McGlashen, 88 of Inverness, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the Ocala Regional Medical Center. Max was born on March 22, 1930, in Columbiaville, Michigan, to the late Floyd and Lina (Moore) McGlashen. He came to Citrus County in 1972 from Michigan. Max was a licensed building contractor and a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Inverness. He served in the U.S. Air Force Max was a strong man of faith. He contributed to four church building projects in each community he lived in: Michigan, Tennessee and Florida. In recent years he loved his “tablet” and found pleasure in the wonder of the internet. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 63 years, Martha McGlashen; his daughters: Kathryn Jo Fallier and son-in-law, Robert Fallier, of Acworth, GA and Ruth Ann McGlashen and daughter-in-law, Stacey Campbell. of Inverness; his brother, Basil McGlashen of Hernando, FL and sister, Hazel Hutchinson of Lebanon, TN; and his three grandchildren: Andrew, Mark and James. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, with the Rev. Dairold Rushing, officiating. Burial will follow at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will receive from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to HPH Hospice, 2939 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy., Lecanto, FL 34461. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Mary McWhorter

Mary A McWhorter, 87, Lecanto, FL
Mary Ann McWhorter of Lecanto, Florida, surrounded by her loved ones, passed away from a battle with congestive heart failure on 5 November, 2018 at 8:20 PM at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, Florida. She is survived by her son, Chester Lee McWhorter, Jr. (Patricia) of Martinsburg, WV; daughter, Jo Len McWhorter (Dana McGuire) of Leesburg, Fl; grandsons Lee Danial (Athena), and Brad David (Breana) and three beloved great-grandchildren. Mary Ann was preceded in death by her devoted and loving husband, Chester Lee McWhorter Sr. originally from Barboursville, WV; her baby boy David Lee; father Harvey Leonard Wills; and mother Virgie Armentia (Collins) Wills both of Roanoke, Virginia. Mary Ann graduated from Jefferson High School in Roanoke, Va., where she learned business and organizational skills that she applied to the care and maintenance of her home, children, and later, her parents. An only child, Mary Ann was part of a large family of aunts, uncles, and cousins in and around the Roanoke area. She frequently returned to Roanoke to help various family members who lived in town, out in the country, or in nursing homes. Mary Ann was dedicated to her family and was a partner with her Air Force/U.S. government employed husband caring for their home and her children through several transitions and domestic moves between a number of states including California, New Mexico, Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, Maryland, and West Virginia. Organizing household moves, working with differing school systems, finding new doctors, and maintaining the harmony and sanity of the family were frequent challenges Mary Ann successfully strove to conquer. Mary Ann worked outside the home on occasion. As a young girl she worked at the 5 and Dime soda fountain in Roanoke. She later worked at the Kenrose plant also in Roanoke. In the 1980s she worked in Bodine’s restaurant in Hedgesville, WV. As a young girl, Mary Ann enjoyed being a member of the Girl Scouts and in the 1980s she was heavily involved with the Shawnee Girl Scout Council in Martinsburg, WV and with her daughter’s girl scout troops in Hedgesville, WV. She handled or assisted with budgeting, planning, and conducting various activities to include cookie sales, camping trips, and charity/volunteer events. She exhibited leadership skills which provided a positive impact on the lives of young scout members. Mary Ann was also an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star in the Hedgesville, WV chapter. Through these organizations she donated time and effort to charitable causes. Besides supporting charities and other groups, Mary Ann’s hobbies included bowling, reading novels, building puzzles, maintaining scrapbooks and photo albums, and playing card games with friends and family. She was a member of the Tuesday Morning Housewives bowling league in Huntsville, Alabama in the 1970s where her team occasionally won a trophy, and she was a member of an early bird bowling league at Pikeside bowl in Martinsburg, WV in the 1980s. Mary Ann enjoyed Sunday pokeno games and the friends she made at the Italian Club in Inverness during her 20+ years living in Florida. A small service for the immediate family will be held on 9 November 2018 and Mary Ann will be buried in the National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. Funeral arrangements will be handled by Chas E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness. In lieu of flowers please send donations in Mary Ann’s name to one of her favorite charities, The Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights, NY, 10598, 914-245-4024, www.guidingeyes.org.


Judith Medina

Judith B Medina, 38, Floral City, FL
Judith Brandilea Medina, age 38, of Floral City, FL passed away at her home on January 10, 2019. A lifelong resident of Citrus County, Judith was born in Inverness on January 2, 1981 to David Gamble and Janice Albertson. She graduated from Citrus High School in 1998 and went on to become a talented hairstylist. She was employed by the Smart Styles Salon in Bushnell, FL and liked creating new looks and working with color. She enjoyed reading in her spare time. Judith adored her family and loved spending time with them. She will be remembered as a loving daughter, caring mother and wonderful sister. Those left to mourn Judith’s passing include her children: Roman and Kylea Medina of Floral City; her mother, Janice Medina of Floral City; her father, David Gamble of Floral City; her brother, Michael Medina and his wife Jennifer of Brooksville; her sister, Crystal Medina of Floral City, FL. No services are planned at this time. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL


Maria Menendez-Hernandez

Maria Menendez-Hernandez, 93, Bayamon, PR
Maria Menendez Hernandez, age 93, of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL on November 27, 2018. Maria was born February 26, 1925 in Ciales, Puerto Rico to the late Elias Menendez and Carmen Hernandez. In 1946 she married Rafael A. Llanis with whom she shared 53 years of loving marriage until his passing in 1999. She is survived by her son Rafael A. Llanis of Lecanto, FL; daughter, Marylin R. Llanis of Bayamon, P.R.; brother, Elias Menendez of Morovis, P.R.; 6 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, Maria was preceded in death by 4 brothers and 4 sisters. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service is scheduled for Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 3:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, FL. Additional services will take place Bayamon, Puerto Rico and will be under the direction of the Portal Coeli Funeral Home. Maria will then be laid to rest with her husband Rafael at the Puerto Rico National Cemetery in Bayamon. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Lillian Mercado

Lillian Mercado, 67, Beverly Hills, FL
Lillian Mercado, age 67, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL on December 24, 2018. Lillian was born in Bronx, N.Y. on August 9, 1951 to the late Gregorio and Isabel (Valles) Mercado. She was a caregiver in the medical industry for a number of years and made Citrus County, FL her home over 20 years ago after relocating from Shirley, Long Island, N.Y. She enjoyed socializing with friends, singing and dancing. Those left to mourn Lillian’s passing include her daughters: Theresa Tummes of Port Jefferson, N.Y., Doreen Dunbar and her husband Stephen of Farmingville, Long Island, N.Y., Paula Mercado of Salem, OR; brothers: Gregory Mercado, Frank Borrero, Robert Mercado, John Mercado; sister, Elizabeth Ann Mercado; grandchildren: Elizabeth, Jacob, Saydi, Troy and Liam. In addition to her parent’s, Lillian was preceded in death by her brother, Andy Mercado. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Carol Mettler

Carol A Mettler, 68, Inverness, FL
Carol Ann Mettler, age 68, of Inverness, FL passed away at her home in Inverness, FL on Monday, January 7, 2019. Carol was born on March 14, 1950 in Columbus, OH to Thelma Glory (Lovingshiemer) Kennedy and the late Frank Edward Kennedy, Sr. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband Thomas R. Mettler, Sr. of Inverness, FL; her sons: Donald Kennedy and his wife Marie of Lancaster, OH, Thomas Mettler, Jr. of Roseville, OH; daughter, Thelma Cali and her husband James of Floral City, FL; mother, Thelma Kennedy of New Lexington, OH; sisters: Gloria Wells of New Lexington, OH, Maria Bowshier of Shawnee, OH, Joyce McDonald of Murray, KY; and 6 grandchildren. Services for Carol will take place on Monday in Groveport, OH under the direction of the Myers-Woodyard Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest at the Groveport Cemetery in Groveport, OH. Florida arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness, FL.


Mary Miller

Mary J Miller, 99, Crystal River, FL
Mary Jean Miller, 99, of Crystal River, FL passed away December 15, 2018 at Cedar Creek Assisted Living in Crystal River. She was born in Columbus, OH on May 1, 1919 to the late Joseph and Ruth (Mc Cann) Mc Manes. Mary was an accomplished dancer and taught tap dance. She was also an executive secretary for Macy’s in Menlo Park, New Jersey. Mary enjoyed fishing, playing golf, and she was an avid reader. Mary was Roman Catholic and attended Our Lady of Grace in Beverly Hills, FL. Left to cherish her memory are her sons Robert Miller and his wife Joyce of Hernando, FL, James Miller of Citrus Hills, FL; and Janet Eidem and her husband Roy of Naples, FL. Mary has five grandchildren, Carl, John, Elizabeth, Collette and Kenneth; and great grand children Daniel, Michaela ,Tatum, Gia, Leilani, Kade, and Brody. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 69 years, Robert E. Miller, and her 2 brothers and 3 sisters. Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach, SC will be assisting the family with services and urn placement. The family wishes to extend their gratitude for the wonderful care provided to Mary by Cedar Creek Assisted Living. The family also requests donations in Mary’s name be made to Vitas Healthcare IPU, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL. 34464 in lieu of flowers. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. is in charge of private cremation arrangements.


David Mosholder

David W Mosholder, 70, Brooksville, FL
David William Mosholder, 70, of Brooksville, Florida passed away on Friday, November 23rd, 2018 under the care of Hospice. After a long battle with thyroid cancer, he slipped away. David was born and raised in Jamestown, North Dakota. After high school he joined the United States Navy serving as a Corpsman in Vietnam. At the onset of his illness, he was a Data Center Manager for T-Mobile, having started with them as Aerial Communications in 1996. He had also proudly worked for the Hillsborough County Clerk of Circuit Court EDP for over 10 years previously. Before relocating to Florida in 1985, he worked for over 10 years at St. Joseph’s Hospital COS in Denver, Colorado. Always an avid camper, Dave enjoyed many of the last years of his life residing in a peaceful cabin near the Withlacoochee Forest, with his devoted wife and dog Chief never far from his side. More recently they had relocated closer in to a home in Brooksville. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Reva Kay; his loving sons: Phillip David Mosholder and Douglas Aaron Mosholder. Also left behind to cherish his memory are 3 grandchildren: Keeton, Charleigh, and Savannah Mosholder. Predeceased by his parents Earl William and Lorraine Presler Mosholder, his step mother Colleen YoungBear Mosholder, his sister Kathleen YoungBear and brothers Kevin and Mark Mosholder; surviving are his sister Vicki Lange of Spokane WA and 6 brothers, Kenneth Mosholder of Floral City, FL, Charles (Marion) of Hannaford, ND, Ronald (Tracey) of Newport News, VA, Robert (Cynthia) of Colorado Springs, CO and Donald YoungBear of Bismarck, ND as well as numerous Aunts, Uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Family and friends gathered on September 20, 2015 for a Living Celebration of Life. A private family service will be conducted with Inurnment at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL with military honors. Arrangements are under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Online condolences may be expressed.


James Muggleton

James R Muggleton, 93, Inverness, FL
James R. Muggleton, age 93, of Inverness, FL passed away at Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing Facility in Inverness on October 23, 2018. James was born on January 3, 1925 in Niagara Falls, N.Y. to the late Earl and Isabel (Fraser) Muggleton. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy and was a Veteran of World War II. After his military service, James went on to work as a Pipe Fitter for the Hooker Chemical Company in Niagara Falls, N.Y. On May 29, 1945 he married Bernice (Wojtowicz) with whom he shared 69 years of marriage until her passing on October 18, 2014. James and Bernice made Inverness, FL their home in 1994 after relocating from Ormond by the Sea, FL. In his spare time he enjoyed doing yard work but, he truly loved playing golf. James was a member of the Inverness Golf and Country Club where he was able to hit the links as much as possible. Those left to mourn James’ passing include his sons: Kenneth Muggleton and his wife Nancy of Apollo Beach, FL, Daniel Muggleton of Springfield, MA, Mark Muggleton and his wife Collie of Longmont, CO; daughter, Donna Sawyer and her husband Wayne of Macedon, N.Y.; 5 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. James’ urn will be laid to rest alongside his loving wife Bernice at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. A graveside service is scheduled for Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 1:30 PM. Military honors will be rendered by Inverness VFW #4337 Honor Guard. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Marie Napoleon

Marie J Napoleon, 81, Inverness, FL
Marie Napoleon, age 81, of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on October 21, 2018. Marie was born on January 21, 1937 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to the late Vincent and Adele Lily (Marx) De Fiore. She made Citrus County, FL her home 12 years ago after relocating from Port Charlotte, FL. Marie was known for her artistic abilities and creativity. She enjoyed making arts and crafts and working in her garden. While residing in New York, she was very active in the church ministries of the Living Water Full Gospel Church, of Riverhead, N.Y. She was also a Den Mother for Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts and enjoyed playing Mahjong with her friends on a weekly basis. Those left to mourn Marie’s passing include her children: Anthony S. Napoleon of Lindenhurst, N.Y., Jean Marie Warnke of Inverness, FL, James V. Napoleon and his wife Jennifer of Eastport, N.Y., Lawrence C. Napoleon of Port Charlotte, FL; brother, Stephen De Fiore and his wife Madeline of Inverness, FL; and grandchildren: Alicia, Andrew, Steven, Jeremy, Nicole, Rebecca, Alexandra, Kaitlyn, William Jr., James Jr., Ryan and Joshua. A Celebration of Marie’s life is scheduled for Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 3:00 PM and will be conducted by Reverend Greg Kell of Cornerstone Baptist Church at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness. Friends are invited join Marie’s family in visitation starting at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


SMSgt Harry Newberry, USAF (Ret)

SMSgt Harry R Newberry, USAF (Ret), 95, Inverness, FL
SMSgt Harry Ray Newberry, U.S.A.F. (Ret), age 95, Inverness passed away December 20, 2018 at Citrus Health & Rehab Center in Inverness. Harry was born in Lizella, GA on November 5, 1923 to the late Charles M. Newberry and Dora Merritt Newberry and came to Inverness in 1986 from St. Petersburg, Florida. He served our country in the Army Air Corps and subsequently in the U.S. Air Force, retiring after 20 years. He was a WW II veteran serving with the 8th Air Force in England and during the Korean Conflict. Harry was a professional sail maker, beginning his career with the Morgan Yacht Company and subsequently started his own company, Newberry Sails. He sailed with the America’s Cup crew on the racing yacht, Ticonderoga. Additionally, he was an avid pilot, even building his own aircraft. His affiliations included Life Memberships in V.F.W. Post #4337 and #7122 as well as American Legion Post #77. Additionally, he was a faithful member of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Inverness. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 45 years, Theresa (Magee) Newberry; his daughter, Marian Borchers, Inverness; his sister, Laverne Brewer and her husband Buddy of Georgia, and 2 grandchildren, Jason and David. There will be a Holy Requiem Eucharist Mass offered at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 10:00 AM with The Rev. Fr. Eugene Reuman, celebrant. Burial with military honors rendered by the MacDill Air Force Honor Guard, will follow at Florida National Cemetery. The family will greet friends at the church from 9:00 AM until the service begins. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church “Food Pantry” program. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is serving the family.


Gary O'Gwynn

Gary R O'Gwynn, 69, Crystal River, FL
On January 4, 2019 Gary R. O'Gwynn age 69, born to Buddy and Evelyn O'Gwynn, passed peacefully at his home following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Gary proudly served his country in the US Army and was a 32nd degree Mason. Gary leaves behind his wife, Bernice, his son, Travis (Savannah), his mother, Evelyn, two stepdaughters, Holly McGlashan (Jim), Natalie Magee (George) ; his brother, Wayne and his wife, Jane; 6 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Buddy O'Gwynn. Gary will be laid to rest at a private ceremony at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. Cremation arrangements with care under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Robert "Bob" Outten

Robert "Bob" Outten, 64, Inverness, FL
Robert “Bob” Outten, age 64, of Inverness, FL passed away December 29, 2018 at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL while surrounded by his loving family. Bob was born in Bangor, ME on March 10, 1954 to the late Norwood Clay and Margrette Marie (Dalzell) Outten. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps and was a Veteran of the Vietnam War. After his military service he earned his Master’s Degree in Counseling. He later went into private practice for himself and provided mental health care to patients suffering from substance abuse issues. Bob was married to Kathryn Corby (Kisling) with whom he shared 20 years of loving marriage. He and Kathryn made Citrus County, FL their home 2 years ago after relocating from Beeville, TX. Bob loved Harley Davidson motorcycles and enjoyed riding his Touring Electra Glide Ultra Classic and going on road trips. He also enjoyed working with his tools and playing spades and casino games online. He liked shooting his guns at the gun range and on his property while living in Texas. Bob also enjoyed riding his scooter around the neighborhood. In addition to his loving wife Kathryn, those left to mourn Bob’s passing include his daughters: Sarah Ann Outten-Driver of Inverness, FL; son-in-law, James Carl Driver – the son he always wished for - of Inverness, FL, Natalie Megan Vrazel of Inverness, FL; and granddaughter, Anastasia Rose Driver. A Funeral Service of Remembrance has been scheduled for Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home and will be conducted by Bob’s brother-in-law, Minister Chris Kisling. Following the service, burial will take place at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL where military honors will be rendered by Marine Corps Detachment #819. Friends may call at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ralph Oxendine

Ralph J Oxendine, 63, Inverness, FL
Ralph Jackson “Jack” Oxendine, age 63, Inverness, FL passed suddenly on December 30, 2018 at his home. Ralph was born in Washington, DC on May 19, 1955 to the late Ralph and Ida Homerine Weiss Oxendine, Sr and came to Citrus County in 1995 from Winter Haven, FL. He worked in the construction industry as an electrician prior to retirement and served our country in the U.S. Army. Jack enjoyed hunting and fishing. He earned his Charter Captain’s License and enjoyed being a fishing guide as his favorite past time. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 20 years, Vickey Sue (Oliver) Oxendine of Inverness; faithful companion Ellie; a son, Justin Morris and his wife, Jamie Milliron of Summerfield, FL; 1 brother, Joe Oxendine and wife Janet, Villa Rica, GA; 2 grandchildren, Bentley C. Morris and James A. Morris; a niece, Keri Ruth Harp and his aunt, Joyce Greene. He was predeceased by two sisters, Esther Weiss and Lynne Bader. The family will lay his urn to rest at a later date in Mt Gilead Cemetery in Mills River, NC. Cremation care was under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Loretta Paikos

Loretta L Paikos, 77, Lecanto, FL
Loretta L. Paikos, 77, of Lecanto, FL passed away December 25,2018 at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville. She was born in Muncie, IN on July 26, 1941 to the late Charles and Pauline (Morgan) Russell. Loretta was an owner of her own bar, and arrived in the area in 1992, coming from Oxford, MA. She was a Methodist by faith, and loved taking road trips, reading, going to the beach, spending time with her grandkids, and loved her grand dogs. She was preceded in death by her husband Henry K. Paikos in 2014, 3 brothers, Frank, Joseph, and Jerry Russell, and 1 sister, Joyce Leight. Survivors include her daughters, Lori Greene and her husband David of Homosassa Springs, FL, Kim Anders and her husband Rick of Melbourne, FL; son Edward McManus of Oregon; brothers Fred Russell and Charles “Bud” Russell; 2 grandchildren Jesse Greene and his wife Ashly, and Cody Bergstrom; and 2 great grandchildren, Channing and Hank. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Loretta will be held at the Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church on Saturday, January 12, 10:00 A.M. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with arrangements.


Shirley Patneaude

Shirley E Patneaude, 76, Inverness, FL
Shirley Elizabeth Patneaude, age 76, of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on Sunday, December 2, 2018. Shirley was born in Groton, VT on April 23, 1942 to the late Albert Neil and Elizabeth Frances (Page) Achilles. On August 31, 1963 she married Richard Patneaude with whom she shared 55 years of loving marriage. Prior to her retirement in 2004, Shirley had worn many different hats in her professional life. She had been employed as a clerk in two separate law firms, worked for a publishing company for a time and then went to work for the United States Postal Service in their computer forwarding system. Shirley and her husband Richard made Citrus County Florida their home in 2011 after relocating from Vermont and attended worship services at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness. In her spare time she enjoyed knitting, crocheting and gardening. Shirley also enjoyed fishing and shooting. In addition to her loving husband Richard, those left to mourn Shirley’s passing include her sons: Jeff Patneaude and his wife Kelli of Royce City, TX, Larry Patneaude and his wife Heather of Yarmouth, ME; daughter, Carol Perrin and her husband James of Randolph Center, VT; siblings: Ken, James, Norman and Evelyn; and grandchildren: Nicole Perrin and Christian Patneaude. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Neil. A Celebration of Shirley’s life is planned for Friday, December 7, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Reverend Greg Kell of Cornerstone Baptist Church officiating. Friends are invited to join Shirley’s family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Daniel Penix

Daniel M Penix, 83, Inverness, FL
Daniel Martin Penix, age 83, of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on Friday, December 14, 2018. Daniel was born in Ashland, KY on July 25, 1935 to the late Sam and Louis (Daniel) Penix. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy and was a Veteran of the Korean War. Following his military service, he worked as a Plumber and owned and operated a plumbing business in Venice, Sarasota County, FL before making Citrus County his home in 1977. On November 15th, 1956 he married Kathryn (McKinney). They shared 57 years of loving marriage until her passing on July 26, 2014. In his spare time, Daniel loved to tinker and build stuff around the house. He also liked collecting and polishing unusual rocks and stones. Those left to mourn Daniel’s passing include his daughter, Pamela Tuten and her fiancé Joe of Inverness, FL; son, Martin L. Penix and his wife Renatta of Cocoa Beach, FL; grandchildren: Heather Tuten and Joshua Tuten; and 6 great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Daniel was preceded in death by 4 brothers and 1 sister. Daniel’s will be laid to rest with his wife at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at a later date. Cremation care is provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Phillip Perry

Phillip L Perry, 65, Inverness, FL
Phillip L. Perry, 65, Inverness, FL passed away November 30, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born in Shelbyville, KY on March 14, 1953 to the late Russell and Dorothy (Banta) Perry. Phillip owned his own lawn service business, and arrived in this area in 2001, coming from Hollywood, FL. His main enjoyment in life was his family and work. He was preceded in death by one son, Phillip “Rusty” Perry, and one brother, Danny Perry. Phillip is survived by his loving wife of 14 years, Dena Perry. Other survivors include his children Christopher Perry and his wife Laura of Coleman, AL, Joseph Calcagino and his fiancé Lacey of Hollywood, FL, Stephanie Perry and her fiancé Adam Thompson of Ocala, FL, and Dottie Calcagino of Inverness; brothers Earl and Murn Perry, sisters Sheryl and Tami Perry and Toni Bailey; and 8 grandchildren. The family will hold a Gathering and Sharing of Remembrance Celebration of Phillip’s life at a later date. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Barbara Pinkston Moore

Barbara J Pinkston Moore, 73, Inverness, FL
Barbara Jane Pinkston-Moore, 73 of Inverness, passed away Sunday, November 4th, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Il. Barbara was born on February 5, 1945 in Kankakee, IL, to the late Fred Joseph and June Elaine (Yohn) Etchill. She came to Citrus County in 1998 with her husband, Robert Pinkston, Sr. from Springfield, Illinois upon his retirement from the State of Illinois Vehicle Services where he worked for over 28 years. Barbara worked for the State of Illinois for 17 years in different agencies such as the Lottery and Department of Rehabilitation. They were married for 46 years until his death on September 7th, 2008. Barbara also worked at the White Oaks Mall Florist Shop in Springfield, had a green thumb and also had a talented flair for decorating homes. In her youth Bob and Barb would go white water rafting, were avid bowlers and had won many bowling trophies in their leagues. Barb was also a talented afghan maker and pie baker. Barbara was a long time member of the First Lutheran Church in Inverness. She was a member of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. She served in the past position of Vice President at First Lutheran. Barb was the 1st ever elected female Vice President there. She served from 2008 to 2012. She volunteered at First Lutheran in many capacities and she leaves many wonderful memories with those who loved her. Barbara with her late husband, Robert Pinkston, Sr. were also avid collectors of Milk Glass and were members of the National Milk Glass Collectors Society for many years and had also served on its board in the past. Barbara was also involved with two women’s groups in Inverness. The Mixed Nuts and The Chatterboxes, where she made many dear and very close friends that she loved very much and that she shared many laughs and made many wonderful memories with. Barb was extremely blessed to have so many dear and close friends that loved her who will miss her deeply. Barb was always willing to help others with anything they needed. She was kind hearted, generous and always made people smile and laugh. Barb was a huge dog lover and owned at the time of her death a beloved Shih Tzu named Murphy that she loved with all of her heart. Barb had been involved in dog rescue in the past and whenever a dear friend came by with their doggy sidekick or if she visited friends where she knew they had a doggy companion, she always had treats in her purse to spoil the owner’s pets. She never met a dog that didn’t love her and want her affection. Barb was a very special person and after having been a widow for 4 years she happily was blessed with love a second time and was married on January 28th 2012 at First Lutheran Church to Franklin Arthur Moore surrounded by many happy family and friends. Frank always told mom he loved her everyday and she always loved to hear it. Frank and Barb were blessed to share over two happy and love filled years together until his passing on June 11th 2014. Left to cherish her memory are her children: Robert T. Pinkston, Jr., Elizabeth (William) Costales and Babette (Anthony) Hodge and Barb's brother, Fred (Patricia) Etchill. Sister-in-law Mary Etchill. Uncle Frank Yohn Frank’s children: Jim (Nancy) Moore, Bob (Shelly) Moore, Charlie (Beth) Moore, Sue Glover and Sally Moore. Six grandchildren and one great grandchild and many nieces and nephews. Barb was preceded in death in addition to her parents: her first husband, Robert Taylor Pinkston, Sr, Second husband Franklin Arthur Moore and her brother Michael B. Etchill. A celebration of Life Memorial Service for Barbara will be held on Monday, January 14th 2019 at 11 AM from the First Lutheran Church in Inverness, with Pastor Tom Beaverson and Pastor John Fischer, officiating. Graveside committal services for Barbara and Robert Pinkston, Sr will take place on Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Family and friends will gather at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness 1:00 PM to form the procession to the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Barbara Pinkston Memorial Fund, in care of Brannen Banks. Arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Kenneth Poole

Kenneth L Poole, 87, Beverly Hills, FL
Kenneth Lee Poole, age 87, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away on December 20, 2018 at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto. Kenneth was born on August 30, 1931 in Springfield, IL to the late Herbert and Helen (Smith) Poole. He was married to Sheila V. Bradshaw for 62 years and made Citrus County his home in 1987 after relocating from Carbondale, IL. Kenneth was Lutheran by faith and enjoyed watching old westerns, exercising and spending time with his grandchildren. In addition to his loving wife Sheila, those left to mourn Kenneth’s passing include his son, Robert Poole and his wife Gina of Raleigh, N.C.; daughters: Linda Stamper of Beverly Hill, FL, Cindy Jonas of Davenport, FL, Karen Davis and her husband Tom of Carterville, IL, Deborah Miller of Coben, IL; sister, Barbara Jean Poole of Springfield, IL; 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Martha Ramirez

Martha E Ramirez, 87, Inverness, FL
Martha Eloise Ramirez, 87, of Inverness, FL passed away November 2, 2018 at her residence. She was born in Tampa, FL on April 26, 1931 to the late Thomas E. and Martha Ethel (McCullough) Harper and raised both in Tampa at the home of her Grandmother and at her family home in Dunnellon, where she was a cheerleader and graduated from Dunnellon High School. Martha was a retired assembly worker for Honeywell Corp and returned to this area in 2015, coming from Tampa. She was Baptist by faith and enjoyed fishing, reading, rock collecting and all animals. She will be remembered by her unfiltered wit, sparkling blue eyes and bright smile. Martha is survived by her loving husband of 34 years, Francisco Ramirez. Other survivors include her children Jeff Almand and his wife Ellie of Tampa, and Laura Gonzalez and her husband Glenn of Inverness; 3 grandchildren, Taylor Myers and her husband Jordan, Marissa Schleman, and Christina Schleman; and two great-grandchildren, Lillian and William Hefner. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Ralph Reeves

Ralph R Reeves, 94, Hernando, Fl
Ralph Roland Reeves, 94 of Hernando, went to be with the Lord Jesus on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at Diamond Ridge in Lecanto. Mr. Reeves was born on May 7, 1924, in North Little Rock, Arkansas, to the late Henry Pleasant and Maybelle Boroughs Reeves. He came to Florida in 1985 from Wheaton, Illinois. He retired as an industrial mechanic from American Can Company. He served as a Marine during WWII in many arenas, most notably Iwo Jima on the day the famous flag was raised. He took his family to church every time the doors were open, served on the church board and led worship. His church families over the years were Bethel Temple Assembly of God in Chicago, Wheaton First Assembly of God in Illinois, 1st Assembly of God in Inverness, Fl, Covenant Church of God in Floral City, FL and Calvary Church in Inverness. He was a spiritual leader to his family and taught them how to love Jesus. He was known for his quick wit, great advice, excellent story-telling, and a signature half smile that would escape his face when he was delivering a punch line. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 70 years, Clarola Ruth Reeves, his daughters: Ruth “Gail” Pastor and husband John of Hernando and June Lorraine Black and her husband Cliff of Sanford, Fl; his 7 grandchildren: Luke Pastor, Cheri Pastor Thomas, Jazmin Reeves Brokaw, Forest Reeves, Candace Black Nance, Casi Black Baker and Christi Black, and 11 great-grandchildren. Ralph was one of 12 children born to Henry and Maybelle. He was preceded in death by his son Ralph Reeves Jr. and all of his 11 siblings. A celebration of Ralph’s life will be held on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at 12 noon, at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness with Rev. Luke Pastor, Rev. Dairold Rushing, and Rev. Rick Welshans officiating. Burial will follow at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell with Rev. Ottis Barnett officiating, including military honors rendered by the Marine Corps League Archambault Detachment 819. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 AM until service time.


Eugene Richardson

Eugene R Richardson, 83, Hernando, FL
Eugene R. Richardson, age 83, of Hernando, FL passed away at his home on January 3, 2019 while surrounded by his loving family. Eugene was born on August 4, 1935 in Boston, MA to the late Randolph and Viva (White) Richardson. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Coast Guard and went on to perform crash fire equipment maintenance as a civilian for the United States Air Force. He was married to Barbara (Pottle) Richardson until her passing in December of 1998. He made Citrus County, FL his home 20 years ago after relocating from Seabrook, N.H. Eugene was a former member of the Newbury Port, MA Masonic Lodge. He was an extremely talented builder and craftsman that completely restored a nine room home for his family while residing in Maine. After retirement, he enjoyed tinkering in his garage. He also used to enjoy water skiing, diving and boating while residing in Maine. Those left to mourn Eugene’s passing include is son, Dean Richardson of Titusville, FL; daughter, Dorothy “Dodie” Webb of Hernando, FL, Yvonne Altman and her husband Gary of Titusville, FL; 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. In addition to his loving wife Barbara, Eugene was preceded in death by his sister, Brenda Joyce Richardson and his son-in-law, Richard Webb. Friend’s are invited to join Eugene’s family in visitation at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM. Following the visitation, Eugene will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL where full military honors will be rendered by the Floral City VFW #7122 Honor Guard. The procession to the cemetery will depart from the funeral home at 12:15 PM. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Richard Ruoff

Richard L Ruoff, 87, Floral City, FL
Richard Lee Ruoff, age 87, of Floral City, FL passed away under Hospice care in Lecanto, FL on November 29, 2018. Richard was born on October 9, 1931 in Ferndale, MI to the late Joseph and Edith (Pajot) Ruoff and made Inverness in Citrus County, FL his home in 2007 after relocating from Trout Lake, MI. He was a Catholic by faith and proudly served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps and was a Veteran of the Korean War. Richard loved eating out and his favorite restaurants were Cinnamon Sticks in Inverness and the Old World Restaurant in Floral City, FL. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing at the Inverness Golf and Country Club. Those left to mourn Richard’s passing include his brother, Robert Ruoff of Boyne City, MI; sisters: Romayne London of Taylor, MI, Sister Monica Marie Ruoff of Kalamazoo, MI; nieces: Monica Miller, Johann London, Terry Sue Kittle, Marina Zammit, Krista Kahler, Marjorie Cotton, Julia Renberg, Rene Lewenski; nephews: Bob London, Richard Miller, Gerald Miller, and many great nieces and nephews. Richard was preceded in death by his sisters, Maureen Ruoff, Patricia Miller, Rosemary Richardson; brother, Gerald Ruoff; and nephew Paul London. Richard will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Frank Salatino

Frank Salatino, 82, Floral City, FL
Frank Salatino, 82, of Floral City, FL passed away November 5, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on December 23, 1935 to the late Anthony and Florence (Voglio) Salatino. Frank was a brewery truck driver, and arrived in this area in 1995, coming from Winter Haven, FL. He was a Catholic by faith, and attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. Frank enjoyed carpentry and was a great handyman. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family and friends. Frank is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Noreen Salatino. Other survivors include his children Anthony Salatino and his wife Mary, Edward Salatino, and Frank Salatino, Jr, all of Floral City, and Florence Marsiello and her husband Joe of Coral Springs, FL; sisters Anna, Martha, and Florence; 8 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Frank on Tuesday, November 13, 2:00 P.M. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. The family will be receiving friends in visitation on Monday, November 12, 1:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. and 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL. After the Mass, Frank will be laid to rest at Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City.


Daniel Sawyer

Daniel W Sawyer, 87, Inverness, FL
Daniel Webster Sawyer, age 87, Inverness, FL passed away December 31, 2018 at home under the loving care of his family and Vitas Hospice. A life time resident of Citrus County, FL, he was born September 27, 1931 in Inverness to the late David and Ruby (Elliott) Sawyer. Danny was employed by the City of Inverness for 38 years, retiring as the Director of Public Works, and was a long time member of the First Christian Church of Inverness where he served as an Elder. Danny also was a member of Crystal Masonic Lodge No. 156, AF&AM. In his younger days, he served as president of the Quarterback Club at Booker T. Washington School. Left to mourn his passing and cherish his memory are his daughter, Patricia McGuire of Indianapolis, IN; three brothers: Willie Sawyer and wife, Annie Ruth, St. Petersburg, FL; Emmitt Sawyer and wife, Dorothy, St. Petersburg, FL; Herman Sawyer, Memphis, TN; 2 sisters: Wilhelmina Pittman and Norma Williams, both of West Palm Beach, FL; 5 grandchildren: Myla Sawyer-Blair, Jennifer Mack, Peggy Phillips, Isaiah and Joshua McGuire, several great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews including special nephew, Lariat Smith and special niece, Ruby Allen; Goddaughter, Nadine (Michael) Redding, and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Pauline Sawyer and three brothers, Edward, David and Preston Sawyer. A Home Going Service is scheduled for Sunday, January 13, 2018 at 2:00 PM from the First Christian Church of Inverness with Rev. Dr. Ray Kelley and Rev. Tom Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery in Inverness. Friends may view the body from 1:00 PM in the church until the service begins. There will be no viewing following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by the First Christian Church of Inverness, 2018 Colonade Street, Inverness, FL 34453. The family extends a special thanks to the membership and pastors of the First Christian Church, Christine S. Wright, Annette Palmer, Felix Rosa, Ashby Nelson, and Arthur and Helen Kozart. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness is serving the family.


Dr. Harmon Schmelzenbach, DD

Dr. Harmon L Schmelzenbach, DD, 83, Floral City, FL
Dr. Harmon Lee Schmelzenbach, DD., age 83 of Floral City, FL passed away January 2, 2019 at Diamond Ridge Health & Rehab Center. Dr. Schmelzenbach was born in Nampa, Idaho on December 18, 1935 to the late Elmer and Mary (Snyder) Schmelzenbach and came to Citrus County 10 years ago from Hudson, FL. He was a member of the Hernando Church of The Nazarene. Harmon is a third generation missionary, having grown up in Africa. From childhood he knew the Swazi language and grew up loving the people and communicating with them in their own language. His grandfather was a pioneer for the work of the Church of the Nazarene in Africa, establishing the national church in the countries of Swaziland, Mozambique and South Africa. In 1960, following college, Harmon and Beverly were appointed to the Republic of South Africa, serving for the next 34 years. Their work eventually comprised of eight nationally led districts, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Eastern Zaire, and constitutes hundreds of churches. The training of pastors led to the laying of the foundations for Africa Nazarene University in Nairobi, Kenya in 1986, and is now fully operational, accredited and under national leadership. In 1994 Harmon and Beverly accepted the assignment of “Missionaries-at-Large” from the Church. This has involved them in traveling across the US and Canada sharing his passion for missions, attending conventions worldwide, the “Jesus Film” project and the establishment of national work in the country of Hungary. In 2001 they retired having serviced continuously as missionaries for just over 40 years. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 63 years, Beverly Ann Schmelzenbach, Floral City, FL; one son, Harmon R. Schmelzenbach and his wife, Cindy, now 4th generation missionaries, serving in Papua New Guinea; two daughters, LeAnn Steen and husband Geron, Floral City; Pamela Sue Wachtel and husband, Robert, Smithville, TN; his brother, Dennis Schmelzenbach, Oklahoma City, OK; his sister, Marilyn Wyss, Tucson, AZ; 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Dr. Schmelzenbach will be remembered at a Celebration of Life Memorial Service on Friday, January 11th at 11:00 AM from the Hernando Church of The Nazarene with Rev. Randy Hodges officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Nampa, Idaho. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to services. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the ministerial students at Africa Nazarene University c/o General Treasurer, Global Treasury Services, Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 843116, Kansas City, MO 64184-3116. (indicate 133102 in check memo). Direct link: https://give.nazarene.org/donate/f/133102 The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family.


Michael Schoeneweis

Michael S Schoeneweis, 54, Inverness, FL
Michael Scott Schoeneweis, age 54, of Inverness, FL passed away at his home on January 9, 2019. Michael was born in Elizabeth, N.J. to Michael and Laraine (Siana) Schoeneweis on March 4, 1964. He was a carpenter by trade and had previously lived in Inverness and returned to the area one year ago from New Jersey. Michael loved spending time with his grandson and listening to heavy metal music. Those left to mourn Michael’s passing include his daughter, Alyssa Davis of Inverness, FL; mother, Laraine Schoeneweis of Inverness, FL; and grandchildren: Ryan Michael Davis and Taylor Michelle Davis. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ruth Scott

Ruth P Scott, 94, Inverness, FL
Ruth Pett Scott, age 94, of Inverness, FL passed away at Pleasant Grove Manor Assisted Living Facility on Friday, November 30, 2018. Ruth was born in Scranton, PA to the late Frederick and Mabel (Schneider) Haffner on October 7, 1924. She was married to John D. Scott until his passing in 1969. Ruth worked as a Registered Nurse throughout her lifetime and earned her master’s degree in nursing from Eckerd College when she was in her 60’s. She worked for Hospice of Citrus County for a number of years and later became one of their volunteers. Ruth made Inverness her home in 1985 after relocating from Pennsylvania and was an Elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness. For several years, Ruth would visit Arbor Trail Nursing and Rehab to minister to those who could not attend church services. When she had any time to spare for herself, she greatly enjoyed traveling. Ruth had the privilege of once meeting Helen Keller. “What we once enjoyed and deeply loved, we can never lose, for all that we love deeply, become a part of us”. Helen Keller. Those left to mourn Ruth’s passing include her daughter, Susan Scott of Inverness, FL; sons: John D. Scott, Jr. of Bronson, FL, David Charles Allander and his wife Ann of Maine; sister, Mabel England of New Jersey; grandchildren: John W. Scott, Heather Allander, David Allander, Jr., great grandchild, Ryan and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her loving husband, Ruth was preceded in death by brother, Fred Haffner and sister, Dorothy Cady. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Sharon Shelton

Sharon E Shelton, 75, Inverness, FL
Sharon Elaine Shelton, age 75, Inverness passed away October 30, 2018 at the Sturgill Hospice House in Brooksville. She was born in Welch, West Virginia on June 1, 1943 to the late Alfred and Lucie (Hicks) Allen. She moved to Indiana when she was in high school and graduated from Indiana State University where she received her teaching degree and taught for 18 years. She later received her Master’s degree from Butler University and became a Guidance Counselor. After moving to Tallahassee, she taught for 20 years in the Leon County School System. Following her retirement in 2004, Inverness became her home. Sharon enjoyed karaoke while spending time with friends. Left to cherish her memory are 2 sons, Jeff Shelton and his spouse Cindy of Inverness; Steve Shelton and his spouse Terry of St Petersburg, FL. There will be no services. Private cremation care with Chas E Davis Funeral Home & Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Walter Shelton, Jr.

Walter G Shelton, Jr., 65, Inverness, FL
Walter Glen Shelton, Jr., age 65, of Inverness, passed away at his home on Monday, December 10, 2018. Walter was born in Manchester, TN to the late Walter Glen and Elburta (Matlock) Shelton. On August 14, 1974 he married Sheryl “Sherry” Shelton with whom he shared 44 years of loving marriage. Walter and Sherry made Citrus County their home in 1977 after relocating from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. In his spare time he enjoyed riding his 1977 Harley Sportster and bicycling with his friends. Walter loved his grandchildren and enjoyed taking them out on his boat and spending time with them. In addition to his loving wife Sherry, those left to mourn Walter’s passing include his son, Scott Glen Shelton and his wife Jessica of Inverness; daughter, Amy Shelton of Inverness; sisters: Barbara Clifton of Inverness, Rose O’Connor and her husband Joe of Jacksonville, FL; brother, Billy Brown of Inverness; and his precious grandchildren: Dylan, Emily, Kenzey and Lilly. A Celebration of Walter’s life is scheduled for Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness. Friends may join Walter’s family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. His family would like friends to share their favorite memory or story of Walter, at the service. Arrangements are under direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Henry Smith

Henry E Smith, 77, Floral City, FL
Henry Edward Smith, age 77, of Floral City, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on October 24, 2018. Henry was born in Cincinnati, OH on May 2, 1941 to the late Gertrude (Warlaumont) and Edward Shackleford. He made Florida his home 40 years ago after relocating from Ohio. Henry proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy. He was an extremely skilled carpenter and worked in the construction industry throughout his life. Currently, he was the employed as the property manager for the apartment community of which he was a resident. Henry never formerly retired and enjoyed working around the apartment property and “tinkering”. Those left to mourn Henry’s passing include his daughter, Amy Smith of Inverness, FL; son, Brian Smith and his wife Elizabeth Hanning-Smith of Mechanicsburg, OH; brother, Richard Smith of Lafayette, AL; sisters: Betty Osborn of Blanchester, OH, Mary Lemaster, of London, KY, Mabel Coughlin of Tavares, FL; and grandchildren: Liam, Oliver and Sophie Smith of Mechanicsburg, OH. Henry was preceded in death by brother, Jake Smith and sister, Tammy Smail. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Newville Solomon

Newville S Solomon, 87, Beverly Hills, FL
Newville S. Solomon, 87, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away December 15, 2018 at Kindred Hospital in Ocala, FL. He was born in Jackson Town, Jamaica on August 23, 1931 to the late Ralph and Doris (Ferguson) Solomon and arrived in the area in 1994, coming from New York. Newville attended the First United Methodist Church of Inverness, FL and was an active choir member. He also enjoyed fishing. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Hilda May Solomon, two brothers Alphonso and Creighton Solomon, and one sister Evelyn Solomon. Survivors include his children Carey Solomon and his wife Jacqueline of Belle Meade, NJ, Everton Solomon of Dallas, TX, Patrick Solomon and his wife Carol of Orlando, FL, Neville Solomon and his wife Edda of Jamaica, Maxine Jones Solomon and her husband Evan of Millstone, NJ, and Bridgett Solomon of Beverly Hills, FL; sister Depsie Solomon of Canada; 13 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren. A Gathering and Sharing of Remembrance followed by a memorial service will be held for Newville on Saturday, January 12, 11:00 A.M. at the 1st Assembly of God Church in Inverness, with Pastor Dairold Rushing officiating. Newville’s urn will be laid to rest a Fero Memorial Gardens in Beverly Hills at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with arrangements.


Helen Spangenberg

Helen E Spangenberg, 90, Inverness, FL
Helen Elaine Spangenberg, 90, of Inverness, FL passed away December 2, 2018 at her residence in Inverness. She was born in Summit, NJ on August 11, 1928 to the late Eugene William and Helen (Doolittle) Hanssen. Helen was a homemaker, and arrived in this area in 1993, coming from Homestead, FL, was a Methodist by faith, and loved playing bridge. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Raymond Spangenberg, one daughter, Suzanne Elaine Suits, and one sister Mary Black. Survivors include her children Raymond Spangenberg of Floral City, FL, Michael Spangenberg and his wife Debbie of Stanhope, NJ, and Helen Reisert of Inverness, FL; 8 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. Helen’s urn will be laid to rest with her husband’s at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell FL. on Monday, 10:00 A.M. VFW Post #7122 will be rendering military honors for Raymond at that time. Cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Dorothy Spitler

Dorothy G Spitler, 93, Inverness, FL
Dorothy Grace Spitler, age 93, of Inverness, FL passed away on November 8, 2018 while under the care of Vitas Healthcare IPU in Lecanto, FL. Dorothy was born on July 26, 1925 in Henderson, MI to the late Howard and Grace (Spinning) Amos. In 1946 she married Gerald A. Spitler with whom she shared 63 years of loving marriage until his passing in 2009. Dorothy made Citrus County, FL her home in 2009 after relocating from Michigan. She was Methodist by faith and a Lifetime Member of the VFW Auxiliary. In her spare time she enjoyed quilting, needlepoint and gardening. Dorothy was a great cook that also enjoyed canning and preserving the bounty from the family garden each year. Those left to mourn Dorothy’s passing include her son, Duane Spitler and his wife Marilyn of Inverness, FL; daughter, Janet Skoog of Houston, TX; grandchildren: Kim, Amy, Brian, Michael; and great grandchildren: Eleanor and Freya. She was preceded in death by her brother, Carl; and sisters: Lois, Arlene and Lea. Following cremation, Dorothy’s urn will be laid to rest alongside her husband Gerald at a later date. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Janell Stanage

Janell Stanage, 76, Floral City, FL
Janell Stanage, age 76, of Floral City, FL passed away at Avante Nursing Home in Inverness on January 14, 2019. Janell was born on February 15, 1942 in Strawberry, AR to the late Floyd Edward and Nellie (Rash) Saffell. She was married to Gilbert A. Stanage for 58 years until his passing on December 31, 2013. She and Gilbert made Citrus County, FL their home in 1981 after relocating from Benton Harbor, MI. Back in the day she was a wonderful mother and grandmother, homemaker, and decorator and had the knack for landscaping that made every home her family resided in beautiful. She enjoyed making friends with the staff of restaurants she frequented, that seem like family to her. Dogs from Pekingese to Doberman Pinchers became part of the family as well. Janell loved to shop for herself and others which was of the best quality. Her hair was a new do quite frequently. Her husband used to kid that he had a new woman almost every week! She and her husband enjoyed the Florida Gulf beaches together. She enjoyed traveling, and took many solo road trips from Florida to Michigan to visit with family. Janell was Christian by faith and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Inverness. Those left to mourn Janell’s passing include her sons: Ray Stanage of Floral City, FL; Clyde Stanage of Benton Harbor, MI; Allen Stanage and his wife Barbara of Floral City, FL; daughter, Sandy Biastock and her husband Richard of Coloma, MI; sisters: Janice Diamond of Memphis, TN; Neta Mullins of Watervliet, MI; 13 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Jacky Stancil

Jacky L Stancil, 64, Inverness, FL
Jacky Lee Stancil, 64, of Inverness, FL passed away November 29, 2018 at his residence in Inverness. He was born in Birmingham, AL on March 14, 1954 to the late Charles J. and Bertha (Brown) Stancil. Jacky served our country honorably as a Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy. He arrived in this area in 2007 coming from Sanford, FL, and enjoyed fishing and boating. Jacky is survived by his daughter Jacky Stancil of South Carolina; step-daughters: Shannon England and Bonnie Andrews both of Inverness; and siblings Ronald and Cheryl Stancil. Graveside committal services with full military honors, conducted by the Inverness VFW Post #4337, will be conducted on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 2:20 PM, at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Marian Stuckey

Marian J Stuckey, 104, Floral City, FL
Marian Jessie Stuckey, age 104, of Floral City, passed away at Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing in Inverness on Sunday, November 18, 2018. Marian was born on July 17, 1914 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late James Keating and Grace A. (Roeder) Acor. She was Presbyterian by faith and relocated to Citrus County in 1983 from Fort Lauderdale, FL. Marian loved to read and her favorite author was Danielle Steele. Those left to mourn Marian’s passing are her son, Jack Davis and his fiancée Cathy Gail Norman of Leesburg, FL; 7 grandchildren and several great and great great grandchildren. Marian was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Davis; son, Thomas D. Davis; daughter, Carol Benjamin; brother, Leon Acor; sisters: Rose C. Zawrotny, Grayce Alexander; and great granddaughter Morgan Brown. Friends are invited to join Marian’s family for a Gathering and Sharing of Remembrance on Saturday, November 24, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home. Marian will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests expressions of sympathy are made to The American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Patricia Swanson

Patricia A Swanson, 95, Hernando, FL
Patricia A. Swanson, age 95, of Hernando, passed away Thursday, December 20, 2018 after a long illness, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Patricia was born in Boston, MA in 1923 and was the daughter of the late Edward and Jane (Robinson) Hession. She resided in Arlington and Lexington, MA until moving to Florida in 1989 with her husband Bob. Patricia enjoyed playing golf and tennis but, her passion was gardening, and as a Florida Master Gardner, she spent most of her time in the yard. She had many achievements and accomplishments throughout her full life but, her greatest accomplishment, along with her husband, was being the best mother any kid could ever want. She always provided unconditional love and support no matter what. She showed her son the meaning of unselfishness, and the value of love. Patricia taught her son Robert to believe in himself and to have total confidence in whatever he did and to never give up. It was a comfort to know that no matter what happened, his mom and dad were always there for him. Her son Bob is extremely proud and grateful that his mother was such a remarkable woman. “I Love You Mom, You Will Be Greatly Missed”. Your loving son, Robby… Patricia was preceded in death by her husband Robert W. Swanson, Sr. She is survived by her son, Robert W. Swanson, Jr. of Hernando, FL; two sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements are private and under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Bradley Swant

Bradley K Swant, 54, Homosassa, FL
Bradley K. Swant, age 54, of Homosassa, FL passed away at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. Bradley was born on October 1, 1964 in San Diego, CA to Ruth (Sharp) and the late Kenneth Swant. He made Citrus County, FL his home 3 years ago after relocating from Cedar Rapids, IA. Bradley was an excellent photographer and had won awards for his photography while residing in Iowa. Most recently, his work had been featured in the annual Citrus County, FL Visitors Guide. He was also very skilled when it came to working with electronics and computers. Those left to mourn Bradley’s passing are his sons: Justin and Nicholas Swant; mother, Ruth Algeo; stepmother, Connie Swant; brothers: Casey Marquis and his wife Meridith, Terry Swant and his wife Ana; sisters: Lori Phelps, Tammy Elthon and her husband Dan; niece, Harley Jane Phelps; nephews: Andrew Elthon, Matthew Elthon and Shaun Swant. Bradley was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Swant in 2014 and his stepfather, John Algeo in 2013. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Robert Taber

Robert F Taber, 75, Inverness, FL
Robert F. Taber, age 75, of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital with his loving family by his side on October 22, 2018. Robert was born on September 18, 1943 in Baxter, KY and was the son of the late Francis and Hyla (Potter) Taber. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army for over 20 years. After his military service, Robert went on to work for the Maryland State Police. On April 4, 1966, he married Gudrun (Hartmann) with whom he shared 52 years of loving marriage. Robert was a member of the Ridge Masonic Lodge and the Treasurer of the Floral City Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite Valley of Ocala. He loved riding motorcycles and was the former President of the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club. Robert enjoyed traveling around the country in his R. V. for many years. He was an excellent marksman and enjoyed going to the shooting range to practice his skills. In addition to his loving wife Gudrun, those left to mourn Robert’s passing include his daughters: Christine Seitler of Ocala, FL, Claudia Heaps and her husband Robert of Street, MD; son, Andreas Taber and his wife Susan of Denver, CO; grandchildren: Tara Catterton, Corie Seitler, Jason Seitler, Shannon Stevens; and great grandchild, Thomas Matkins IV. A Memorial Service for Robert will take place on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness. Masonic Funeral Rites will be rendered by Masonic Memorial Lodge #14. Additionally, military honors will be given by the Inverness VFW #4337 Honor Guard. Friends are invited to join Robert’s family in visitation beginning at 1:00 PM until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Clayton Thompson

Clayton D Thompson, 79, Hernando, Fl
Clayton “Darrell” Thompson, 79, of Hernando, FL went to be with the Lord on October 29, 2018 at his home. He was born in Lawrence County, KY on April 18, 1939 to Homer and Pauline (Holbrook) Thompson. He was predeceased by daughter Crystal L. Thompson. Darrell moved to Hernando in 1992, from Columbus, OH where he and his wife Linda owned and operated their own trucking company. Together, their travels took them to all 48 states as truck drivers. Their love for the open road did not end with their job. Darrell and Linda enjoyed many miles together of riding motorcycles, airboats, and visiting all 50 states while traveling and camping. Along with his wife, they were members of the Nature Coast Wing Riders and past Assistant Directors of the club. Thompson served our country in the Army National Guard for a number of years. He attended the First Baptist Church of Inverness, FL. Additionally, he was a member of the Poage Lodge #325 F&AM, and the Shriners Valley of Zered El (Al) Hasa. Darrell is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Linda Music Thompson. The mother of his daughters, Janice Butler Webb of Flatwoods, KY, and their daughters, Betty “Susan” Jackson of Inverness, Vicki (Jeff) Bullion of Versailles, KY. Timothy (Karrie) Lofton of Waynesville, OH. Grandchildren, Phillip (Samantha) Blair, Nicholas Blair, Katherine Bullion, Brynn and Bryce Lofton, and Chase Dixon; brother, Tom (Janie) Thompson of Hernando, FL and several nieces, nephews and extended family members. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


John Tomes

John W Tomes, 89, Inverness, FL
John W. Tomes, age 89, of Inverness, FL passed away at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL on November 13, 2018. John was born in Fife Lake, MI to the late Thomas and Agnes (Minor) Tomes. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a Realtor. He made Florida his home in 1984 and relocated to Citrus County from Englewood, FL in 1996. John enjoyed hunting and fishing in his spare time. Those left to mourn John’s passing include his wife of 70 years, Lavina Elfrieda Tomes; sons: Butch Tomes and John Tomes, JR; daughter, Susan Tomes; sister, Lillian Birgy; granddaughter, Angela Welden; and 2 great grandchildren. In addition to his parent’s, John was preceded in death by his sister, Edna Wheeler. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Wayne "Buddy" Walker

Wayne "Buddy" P Walker, 35, Floral City, FL
Wayne P. “Buddy” Walker, III age 35, of Floral City, FL passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, November 17, 2018. Buddy was born on December 4, 1982 in Pittsburgh, PA and had just moved to Florida 7 months ago from Pennsylvania. Buddy loved riding motorcycles and enjoyed working on cars. He also loved spending time with his father. Those left to mourn Buddy’s passing include his father, Wayne “Skipper” Walker, Jr. of Floral City, FL; mother, Marsha Furlong of Pennsylvania; brother, Greg Allen Walker of Pennsylvania; sister, Katie Marie Warren and her husband Sean of Pennsylvania; grandparents: Wayne P. Walker, SR. and Billie Marie Walker of Alva, FL; aunts: Robin Walker of Tampa, FL, Heather Minor and her husband Bruce of Loveland, CO, Katherine Marie Frederick and her husband Ben of Sarver, PA; uncle, Jeff Garris of Pennsylvania; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Buddy was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Martha and Jacob Garris. A Gathering and Sharing of Remembrance is scheduled for Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ralph Ward

Ralph E Ward, 96, Webster, FL
Ralph Elwood Ward, age 96, of Webster, FL passed away with his loving granddaughter by his side at Citrus Health and Rehabilitation Center in Inverness, FL on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Ralph was born on April 9, 1922 in Lost Creek, W.V. to the late John D. and Lavern (Case) Ward. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army, was a recipient of the Purple Heart, and a Veteran of World War II. On July 19, 1942 he married Beulah (Welch) with whom he shared 76 years of loving marriage. A Baptist by faith, Ralph was known for his great sense of humor. He enjoyed spending time with his brothers, riding his motorcycle, fishing and travel. Ralph was a craftsman at heart and could build anything. He and his wife Beulah were snowbirds for a number of years but eventually made Florida their permanent home in 2005. One of his fondest memories was when he was able to take an Honor Flight with his granddaughter Kelly to Washington, D.C. Ralph was loved by so many and will be greatly missed by all. In addition to his wife Beulah, those left to mourn Ralph’s passing include his sons: Ralph “Dusty” Elwood Ward, Jr. of Shinnston, W.V., Charles “Dave” Ward and his wife Paula of Inverness, FL, Willard “Woody” Ward and his wife Karen of Oberlin, OH; siblings: Charles Ward of South Carolina, Lonnie Joe Ward and his wife Connie of Lost Creek, W.V., Larry Ward of Elyria, OH, Margaret Buck of Clarksburg, W.V., Madeline Hayton of Bridgeport, W.V.; grandchildren: Missy, Mike, Mark, Kelly, Ron, Katie, Krysti, Ronnie, Jeannie; many great grandchildren and 2 great great granddaughters. Ralph was preceded in death by his stepmother, Sarah Ward, his brothers, Richard “Dick”, Donald and Gin, Dave, Delbert and Billie, James Clayton, Ray and sister, Geneve Ward. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is scheduled for Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with the Reverend Greg Kell of Cornerstone Baptist Church officiating. Friends are invited to join Ralph’s family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Burial will follow with full military honors at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Thomas Ward

Thomas B Ward, 79, Homosassa, FL
Thomas Barry Ward, 79, of Homosassa, FL passed away October 26, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL. He was born in Richmond, NY to the late Thomas A. and Ruth (Signe-Forle) Ward. Thomas was a telephone system installer for NY Bell, and served our country honorably in the U.S. Coast Guard. He arrived in this area in 1981, coming from Syosset, NY and was a Catholic by faith. He enjoyed boating, fishing, and loved spending time with his grandchildren. Thomas was preceded in death by one son, Thomas P. Ward. He is survived by his loving wife Alice “Kay” Ward. Other survivors include his children Linda Fritz and her husband Ric of Citrus Springs, FL, Carolyn Hoffmeister of San Antonio, TX, and Kathleen Leigh and her husband Hank of Brooker, FL; sister Barbara Radloff and her husband Ed; step-children Christine Veldink and her husband Eric of Gainesville, FL, Lyle Lotts and his wife Anita of Eden, SC, and Davis Lotts and his fiancé Davina also of Eden, SC; brother-in law Melvin Morton; 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Amy Whitton

Amy D Whitton, 35, Hernando, Florida
Amy Diane Whitton, 35, Hernando, FL passed away December 16, 2018 under the loving care of her family and Vitas Hospice. Amy was born in Inverness, FL on March 1, 1983 to B.M. Lucky Whitton, Jr. and Patricia Annette Townsend Whitton. She attended Hernando Elementary School and Inverness Middle School, and graduated from Citrus High School, Class of 2002. Amy’s life was full and her interests many. She enjoyed crafting, beading, painting, crocheting and puzzles. Her time spent with her family was precious, especially those visits to the family’s mountain cabin. She would enjoy the water falls and play in the creek, snow sledding in winter, horse back riding, and spending time on the beach. She was an avid fan of stock car racing and attending her nieces’ softball games. Amy was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness. Left to cherish her memory are her parents, Lucky and Trish Whitton; devoted sister, Amanda Whitton Swayze and brother-in-law, Steve Swayze of Hernando; 2 nieces, Kayli Faith Swayze and Kierstyn Grace Swayze and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Buster and Joan Whitton; maternal grandparents, Jimmy and Carmen Townsend and her uncle, James Townsend. A Celebration of Amy’s Life will be on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 6:00 PM at Cornerstone Baptist Church with Rev. Greg Kell officiating. Burial will follow at a later date in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 5:00 PM until the start of services at the church. At Amy’s request, those attending are asked to wear casual and colorful clothing. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by the Cornerstone Baptist Church, Attention: Youth Ministries, 1100 W. Highland Blvd., Inverness, FL 34452. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness is serving the family.


Hugh Winfrey

Hugh B Winfrey, 93, Crystal River, FL
Hugh Bass Winfrey, 93, of Crystal River, FL passed away November 4, 2018 at Palm Gardens Health and Rehab in Orlando, FL. Hugh served our country honorably in the U.S. Army, and was a sales engineer in the machine tools industry. He arrived in this area in 1997, coming from Tennessee and was Protestant by faith. Hugh was a big HAM radio enthusiast and loved spending time on the radio. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of over 60 years, Mary H. Winfrey in 2015. Survivors include his children Mark Winfrey and his wife Eileen of Orlando, and Brenda Curington and her husband Chip of Tampa, FL; one sister, Jane Headrick; and 3 grandchildren. Hugh’s urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fl at a later date. Cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Bernice Worley

Bernice M Worley, 79, Floral City, FL
Bernice Mae Worley, 79, of Floral City, FL passed away November 1, 2018 at her residence in Floral City. She was born in Kinston, NC on March 5, 1939 to the late Burnice Milton and Dolly Mae (Watkins) Franklin. Bernice was a housekeeper, and arrived in this area in 2000, coming from Delrey Beach, FL, and was a Baptist by faith. She loved animals and doing volunteer work. She volunteered for the Senior Center and the Humane Society. Bernice is survived by her siblings, Charles M. Franklin, Burnice Milton Franklin, Ronnie E. Franklin, and Glenda F. Izzarone, all of West Palm Beach, FL, and Lavadner K. Franklin of Floral City, and Dolly Diane Franklin of Daytona, FL. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Walter Zwinge

Walter C Zwinge, 85, Inverness, FL
Walter C. Zwinge, of Inverness, FL and formerly of Hoosick Falls, N.Y. passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL on December 24, 2018. Walter was born on April 24, 1933 in Brooklyn, N.Y. and was the oldest son of Waldemar and Martha (Pederson) Zwinge and brother to: Phyllis Craib, Harold Zwinge, Felix Zwinge, Martha Senecal, Roy Zwinge, Sylvia Roulier, Hjarl Zwinge, Ann Pacini and Pedar Zwinge. He was the loving husband of Arlene H. (Hewitt) for 64 years, having just celebrated their anniversary on December 19th. Walter graduated from Berlin Central High School in 1952 where he was an avid sports player. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy and was a Veteran of the Korean War. Following his military service, Walter went to work for the Ford Motor Company as a Supervisor and Welder and retired from them in 1986. He then went to work in the excavation business rather than “enjoy his retirement”. Walter was in many organizations throughout the years. In the town of Petersburg, N.Y. he was the Chief of Police for several years. He was also an EMT and Captain of the Petersburg Ambulance service, which he and his wife Arlene helped establish, and an advanced first aid instructor. Walter served on the Civic Council and the Taconic Valley planning board, was a youth director and a New York State certified pistol instructor for Renns County, N.Y. He was a member of the American Legion for over 50 years and Commander of Post #40 in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. for 3 years. Walter received the Ford Motor Company Citizen of the Year award in 1979 for his services to the community. He was a member of the Petersburg, N.Y. Baptist Church, where he was a trustee, choir director and soloist. After relocating to Florida, he became a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Hernando, FL. Walter and his wife Arlene entertained the elderly residents at the Danforth Home and Health Center in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. where he played guitar and sang. His hobbies included sports, music, hunting, fishing, water skiing and riding motorcycles for a number of years. In addition to his loving wife Arlene, those left to mourn Walter’s passing include his children: Craig Walter Zwinge, Lorraine C. Vincent, Cynthia Hildebrand, Mark Eric Zwinge; nine grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Bethel Baptist Church, 2289 N. McGee Drive, Hernando, FL 34442 and will be officiated by Pastor Nile Stine. An additional Celebration of Life Service will be held in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the Bethel Baptist Church, 2289 N. McGee Dr., Hernando, FL 34442. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.