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Carole "Lynn" Baker

Carole "Lynn" Baker, 88, Inverness, FL
Carole “Lynn” Baker 1933 - 2021 Carole “Lynn” Baker, 88, of Inverness, FL passed away peacefully in the care of Vitas Hospice on November 11, 2021. Carole was born in New Jersey and moved to Miami in 1953 and married Bandleader, Don Baker. Together they performed Big Band music professionally for over 20 years across the United States. Upon retirement in Inverness, Carole continued to perform locally in retirement communities and local clubs. She performed “songs of their life” from the 40s and 50s. Known professionally as Lynn, she teamed up with Maralyn Nell as a duo and the two quickly became fast friends until her death. Carole was an avid cat lover who rescued many cats in her lifetime. She had a genuine heart for animals and was enchanted by the antics of her own cats as well as the wildlife that came across her yard. In addition to her parents, Carole was preceded in death by 2 brothers, her husband and one daughter, Donna. She leaves behind her daughter, Susan, her son-in-law and 4 grandchildren. Carole will be laid to rest with her husband, Don, at The Veteran’s National Cemetery in Bushnell. Cremation With Care : Chas. E. Davis


Verland Barmore

Verland L Barmore, 91, Inverness, FL
Verland Lee Barmore, 91, of Inverness, FL passed away November 14, 2021, at Ocala Regional Hospital in Ocala, FL. He was born in Jamestown, NY on January 25, 1930 to the late Merritt and Elsie (Lehnen) Barmore. Verland was a U.S. Navy veteran and Baptist by faith, attending New Testament Baptist Church in Floral City, FL. He arrived in this area in 1995, coming from Gerry, NY. He was preceded in death by 2 sons, Darwin and Russell Barmore. Verland is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Janice Barmore. Other survivors include his sons, Doug Barmore and his wife Kathy of Inverness, and Larry Barmore and his wife Carol of Gerry, NY; brothers Cecil and Dean Barmore; 9 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and 6 great-great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life service was held for Verland at New Testament Baptist Church on Sunday, November 21, at 11:00 A.M. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Michael Barton

Michael J Barton, 71, Inverness, FL
Michael James Barton, 71, of Inverness, FL passed on December 6, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family. Michael was born May 12, 1950 in Corning, New York son to Laverne and Beverly Barton. He is preceded in death by his parents and son, Gregory James Barton. Michael graduated from Horseheads High School in 1968 and later obtained his Bachelor's Degree. Michael is survived by his wife Deanna Barton; sons, Michael Barton (Christy), Michael Winberg (Taylor); daughter, Alexandra Maisel (Shane); grandchildren, Alijah, Gabriel, and Avalyn Maisel; sisters, Deborah Klugger, Brenda Lee Hale; nephews, Josh Becraft Klugger, Drew Klugger. Michael had many likes and hobbies from playing guitar, flying airplanes, Harley Davidson motorcycles, passion for cars/racing (love for Corvettes), Mecum car auctions, University of Florida Football, his career as a contractor, but most importantly being a Husband, Dad, and Pop Pop (Grandfather). Michael was involved in the construction of many homes and pools in Hernando, Citrus, and Marion County, FL. His most recent position of 30 years being President and Managing Partner of Nature Coast Pools, Hernando, FL. Many of his clients/customers wrote “Thank You” cards & notes which he held with great pride and displayed within his office. Michael will be remembered for being loving, caring, kind, compassionate, loyal, and funny. His kindness was extended to family, friends, and his many dogs that have been a part of his life. Services will be held at Grace Memorial Gardens (Hudson, FL) at a later date. In Lieu of Flowers, there is a "GoFundMe" page set up for Michael to help with expenses at https://www.gofundme.com/f/michael-barton-memorial-fund. Cremation with Care was under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Teddy "Ted" Beck

Teddy "Ted" L Beck, 75, Bushnell, FL
Teddy Lynn “Ted” Beck, age 75, passed away Thursday, November 11, 2021, at 5:18 am with his granddaughter, Sarina Moriarty by his side. Ted Beck of Cedar Hill, Missouri was born in Redford, Missouri on December 21, 1945, to Tressie (Bounds) Beck and the late Orville Beck. Ted worked as a carpenter most of his lifetime; also considered a “jack of all trades.” He started as a cowboy growing up on a farm, riding and training horses; his cowboy hats being some of his most prized possessions. He worked as a glass smith; blowing glass at county fairs and also a truck driver before retiring as a carpenter. No one who met Ted could forget his infectious passion for his hobbies: cooking, hunting, camping, fishing, painting, woodworking, country-western dancing, and enjoying good company by a campfire or during an Andy Griffith show. During his most recent residence in Cedar Hill, Missouri, he was accompanied by his cousin and family in many outdoor activities, including trips to the lake, deer hunting, and family get-togethers. Teddy Lynn Beck was preceded in death by his loving wife, Joan Francis McNamara who passed away in 2013. They enjoyed a long life together in Longview, Texas with his stepchildren and grandchildren as well as their pet dogs and birds. He is survived by his mother, Tressie Beck Prince; son, Terry Beck; daughter, Laura Picato; sister, Brenda Dean and many more extended family members. Cremation provided under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home located in Inverness, Florida. To express condolences visit www.chasdavis.com.


Carol Benz

Carol A Benz, 76, Floral City, FL
Carol Ann (Cowan) Benz, 76, of Floral City, FL. formerly of Springville, NY. peacefully entered into eternal rest on January 15, 2022. Carol was born April 19, 1945 to Francis and Alethea (Ahrens) Cowan of Springville, NY and was the youngest of five girls. She worked as a waitress and bartender in several restaurants and establishments in the Western New York area. Carol was a Cancer Survivor and a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary. Carol was a devoted wife and best friend to her husband Lawrence for over 50 years. They moved to Florida 21 years ago where they made their home in Floral City. Carol is preceded in death by her beloved husband Lar. Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Michelle Martens (Steven) of Springville, NY; Karl Benz (Cheri) of Kannapolis, NC; Larry D. Benz (Teresa) of Harrisburg, NC; Lori LaCosse (Steve) of West Valley, NY; her sisters Barbara Hebden (late Robert), Marlene Frost (late Carl), Donna Cowan, Sandra Wiedemann (Leland), in addition to thirteen grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. A combined celebration of life will be held at a later date. Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Larry Black

Larry W Black, 78, Brooksville, FL
On December 19th Larry “Wayne” Black received his heavenly wings. He entered this world on October 5, 1943, born to Lois Jenkins Black and Cyrus Black of Ft Pierce, Florida. Wayne was raised within the commercial fishing industry and as a result became an avid lover of the water and fishing. It was only natural that after graduation Wayne entered into the Coast Guard. During this time he made many memories that he later shared along his journey of life, such as guarding the Kennedy’s, learning to cook and knowing that if it was sitting still it needed to be painted battleship grey. After leaving the coast guard Wayne moved to Tampa for a brief time where he got his start in the petroleum industry. Just a short time later he planted his roots in Brooksville, Fl. In 1973. Still continuing in the petroleum industry, he eventually started his own business, Wayne’s Home Fuel which later became Hernando Oil Company. Wayne officially retired in 2003 to start enjoying a slow paced country life. Over his years he has helped raise many children, Chip and Joseph Palko, Kurt Foster, Robert Brooks and Tiffany Brooks-Hoblit. In 2008 Wayne took on a new title that he has held proudly ever since, the name Poppy to two special little girls, Madison Taylor Hoblit and Coral Lynn Brooks. Wayne is predeceased by his mother Lois and father Cyrus as well as three siblings Pat Ryan, Gloria Lee and John Black. He is survived by his life partner of 33 years Gail “Sparky” Brooks, brother Robert Black and sisters Janice Hazelief, Connie Davidson, Becky Carter, Mona Davis and step brother Carl Jones. Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Francine Bogart

Francine Bogart, 78, Lecanto, FL
Francine Theresa Bogart, age 78, resident of Brentwood Health Center of Lecanto passed away December 9, 2021 under the loving care of her family and Vitas Hospice. Francine was born in Brooklyn, NY on March 14, 1943 to the late John DiBartolo and Grace LiPetri DiBartolo and came to Florida in 1968. She was a retired educator, having taught at the middle school, high school, and college-levels in Citrus and Hernando Counties. She was a Girl Scout leader and Little League baseball coach. After retiring from the classroom, she was an In-home Academic Tutor. She most recently was working on her dissertation towards a PhD. in Christian Counseling. Left to cherish her memory are 4 children: Ryan A. (Ronnie) Bogart, Lecanto, FL; Brady A. (Barbie) Bogart, Inverness, FL; Derrick C. Bogart (Kathy Androski), Hernando, FL; Damon A. (Holly) Bogart, Belleview, FL.; 8 grandchildren: Jared, Cody, Austin, Garrett, Carly, Kinsey, Christopher, Bryce. She was pre-deceased by 2 children: Nathan Bogart in 2015 and Darlinda Bogart in 1992. She loved her two cats: Kirby and O’Reilly. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Tuesday, December 21st at 10:30AM at North Oak Baptist Church in Citrus Springs, where she was an active member as a Sunday School teacher, choir member, and involved in the prayer ministry. Burial will follow at Fero Memorial Gardens, Beverly Hills. Friends may visit with the family at the church at 10:00AM until the service begins. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness, FL is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Humane Society- Citrus County, or North Oak Baptist Church.


Frances "Fran" Brannen

Frances "Fran" B Brannen, 71, Inverness, FL
Frances B. (Fran) Brannen left this world to be with her Lord and Savior on January 11, 2022, at her home that she loved at the family farm in South Georgia, surrounded by her loving family. Fran was born in Ocala, Florida, on July 18, 1950, to the late Robert Breckenridge and Gouley Sanders Breckenridge. She was born in Ocala because there was no hospital in Citrus County in 1950. She graduated from Citrus High School in 1968 where she captained the cheerleading squad for several years and was on the homecoming court as well. She then attended the Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, where she was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She graduated in 1972 with a degree in Elementary Education. She returned to Inverness and began her teaching career at Inverness Primary School in 1972. On July 27, 1973, Fran married her husband Joe Brannen in Oxford, England, and for their honeymoon they traveled Europe. They visited England, Scotland, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland before returning home. She and Joe lived in Tallahassee the next two years while Joe finished law school at the Florida State University College of Law and Fran taught elementary school in Thomasville, Georgia. They returned to Inverness in 1975 where Joe opened his law practice. Fran taught full time for several years, then as she and Joe began to raise their children, she began to substitute teach. Eventually, when their family grew to include three boys, she stopped teaching to be a full-time mom. Years later, many of her students would see her and tell her that she was their favorite teacher of all time. She loved adventure and she and Joe travelled to Africa 14 times on African hunting safaris together. They also travelled to British Columbia, Mexico, Alaska, New Zealand, South America and numerous states in the U.S. on various adventures. She loved meeting new people, seeing new things, and taking her grandchildren to new places. As a teacher by training, Fran always made sure the three sons did their homework and completed school projects on time. She chaperoned numerous field trips and she also helped many of the boys’ friends with their schoolwork as well. She was the most loving and caring person you would ever wish to meet, always putting others first. She loved her family and friends unconditionally. She was a people person. She had a wicked sense of humor and never met a stranger. She had a way about her that put all those around her at ease and she was interested in what was going on in their lives. She was an excellent cook and she made sure no one ever left her kitchen hungry. Her sons’ friends were always welcome at the house and ate there on a regular basis. In 1996, Fran and Joe began splitting time between Inverness and the newly acquired family farm in Quitman, Georgia. “The Farm” quickly became the hub of activity and gathering for the family, and Fran’s love for and time spent there increased over the years. Throughout the 2000’s, Fran watched her sons marry and start families and she was an integral part of each of their lives. Fran was involved in such community and school activities as the PTA, March of Dimes, and was on the board of directors of Inverness Little League for a number of years. She also received two Paul Harris Awards from the Rotary Club of Inverness. Fran is survived by her loving husband, Joseph S. “Joe” Brannen, Inverness, FL; her sons: Joseph B. “Breck” Brannen (Lauren), Tallahassee, FL; George M. “Matt” Brannen (Missy), Hernando, FL; Britton L. “Lane” Brannen (Melissa), Quitman, GA; her sisters: Jane Tessmer (Rob), Inverness, FL; Lynn Eckhardt, Inverness, FL; sister-in-law, Margaret Hagar (Tom); brother-in-law, George Brannen (Cindy); 5 Grandchildren: Houston, Anna Britton, Weston, Blake and Addison; nieces and nephews: Greg and Andy Hagar, Sam Brannen, Jennifer King, Alicia Lynn Boudreau, and Rob Tessmer, Jr. Fran was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Jim Eckhardt. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 2:00 PM at the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness with The Rev Lou Ellen Hartley and The Rev. Craig Davies officiating. Entombment will be at a later date. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness on Tuesday from 5:00-8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to: Rotary Foundation, C/O Rotary Club of Inverness, P.O. Box 1317, Inverness, FL 34451


Elizabeth Brown

Elizabeth A Brown, 80, Hernando, FL
Elizabeth Ann Brown, age 80, Hernando, FL, passed away December 9, 2021 at the Vitas Hospice Center in Lecanto. Elizabeth was born July 1, 1941 in Paris, AR, to the late John Cecil Cowling and Ruby Grant Cowling and came to this area from Key Largo and Ocala, FL. Prior to retirement, she worked as a property manager for Benchmark Properties and was also employed in accounting for various other companies. Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Wayne Allan Brown of Hernando; brother, Cecil Cowling of Springdale, AR; son, Michael Brown and wife Annette of Green Cove Springs, FL; daughter Kristi King of Apopka, FL; son Kevin Dicken of Colorado; 6 grandchildren. There will be a Celebration of Life scheduled at a later date. Cremation arrangements under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Christopher Burm

Christopher S Burm, 50, Brooksville, FL
Christopher Scott Burm, 50, resident of Brooksville, FL passed away on December 26th, 2021. He was born on November 26th, 1971 in Michigan. Shortly after, his family moved to Florida. He will be remembered for his love of fishing, boating, and simply being out on the water. He also loved four wheeling and good times with friends and family. Those left to cherish Christopher’s memory are his son Dalton Burm, former wife and best friend Terri Kelley, his step daughter Shelby Hamby and her 3 children and his 2 brothers. Arrangements for Christopher are private at this time. Cremation with care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Frank Carnival

Frank J Carnival, 90, Homosassa, FL
Frank John Carnival of Homosassa, FL passed away at his home while surrounded by his loving family on November 3, 2021 at the age of 90. He was born to the late Frank and Angelina (Giallombordo) Carnival on October 8, 1931 in Manhattan, NY. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army. Following his military service he became a Bus Driver for the City of New York, retiring after 20 years of service. Frank made Florida his home originally in 1983. He resided in Georgia for a time but returned to make Homosassa his home in May of 2021. Frank was a Catholic by faith and a Parishioner of St. Benedicts Catholic Church. In his spare time he enjoyed watching and betting on horse races, bowling and ping pong. He really enjoyed being active throughout his lifetime. Those left to mourn Frank’s passing include his loving wife of 65 years, Frances (Di Lorenzo) Carnival; his children: Jeffrey Carnival, Steven Carnival and Karen Carnival-Wasilewski; son in law, Leo Wasilewski; daughter in law, Cynthia Carnival; grandchildren: James, John and Joey Fink, Nicky Carnival, Joey Rhodes; and six great great grandchildren. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is scheduled for Monday, November 8, 2021 at 10:00 AM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home and will be conducted by Father Claudius Mganga of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Following the chapel service, a committal service will take place at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell at 11:30 AM where full military honors will be rendered by Floral City VFW #7122 Honor Guard. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


George Carr

George W Carr, 85, Inverness, FL
George W. Carr, 85, Winter-resident of Inverness, FL passed away on December 1st, 2021 at his home with his loving wife, Rita, and son, Michael, by his side. He was born to the late George L. and Rose Mitchell Carr on March 13th, 1936 in Kingston, NH. George is described as a man of many talents. He was a good man, husband, and father and loved his family dearly. He will be remembered as being the “Tractor Man” as his collection and love for tractors was known all around. In 1985, he built his own tractor barn which was able to house over 40 tractors. He was a well known Notary and worked as Justice of the Peace in New Hampshire and had the privilege in marrying many couples. He also dedicated his time to the Northwood Meadows State Park. When he was involved in the Lion’s Club, he assisted in the production of the Ice Races at Northwood Lake in 2003. In Northwood, New Hampshire, George had his own farm which had Hereford cows and one horse. He and his wife of 47 years, Rita, made Oak Hill, FL on the East Cost their part-time winter home from 1997 to 2015 and in 2015, made Citrus County their part time home, when they would do their winter traveling from Northwood, New Hampshire. Those left to cherish George’s memory, along with his beloved wife, Rita, are his children, George (Betty) Carr, Judith Poisson (Brian), Michael (April) Carr, Jeffrey Carr, and Debra Boisvert; his six brothers, Dan, John, Bernard, Nathan, Jim, and Winslow; his 2 sisters, Candy Tanguay and Kathleen Fortier; and seven cherished grandchildren and 11 adored great-grandchildren. He was very proud of his family and will be missed by many. A Private Celebration of Life for George is being held on Saturday, December 18th, 2021. At a later date, he will be laid to rest in Northwood, New Hampshire. Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Bart Chisholm

Bart C Chisholm, 34, Bushnell, FL
Bart C. Chisholm, 34, of Bushnell, passed away on December 14th, 2021. He was born in Inverness on January 8th, 1987 to the late Bart B. Chisholm and Sheila Diane Maddox. He will be remembered for being a good and loving father and uncle. Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Bart A. Chisholm and his two sisters, Autumn Chisholm and Cassey Chisholm. Arrangements for Bart are private at this time. Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Donald Clark

Donald J Clark, 85, Floral City, FL
Donald James Clark, 85, of Floral City, FL passed away on January 3rd, 2022 under the care of hospice at his home. He was born to Catherine Sabin on March 22nd, 1936 in Tupper Lake, NY and in May of 1955, married his beloved spouse, Joyce Elaine, who preceded him in death in July of 2011. Donald was a mechanic for many different industries over the years and will be remembered for his true ability to be able to repair or build just about anything, including race cars. Donald loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and enjoyed his time fishing, deer hunting, and being outdoors. Along with his parents, Vernon and Catherine Sabin, and his beloved wife Joyce, he was preceded in death by his brother, Junior. Those left to cherish his memory are his children and their spouses, Donald M. and Eileen Clark, Bryan and Geri Ann Clark, Cherie Fairchild, Penny and Bahman Kakoolaki, and Catherine and Darrin Shrader; his brother, Richard; his 11 cherished grandchildren; and his 13 adored great-grandchildren. Local arrangements and Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL. Donald will be laid to rest in Malone, NY with the assistance of Frary-Spaulding Funeral Home.


Harold Craige

Harold N Craige, 80, Inverness, FL
Harold Newman Craige, 80, of Inverness, passed away at home on January 3, 2022. Harold was born in Columbia, Tennessee on July 13, 1941, to the late Archibald Williams Craige, Jr. and Mary Lois (Newman) Craige. He came to Citrus County 35 years ago from Colorado. Over the last 30 years, he owned several small businesses in a variety of industries, most recently a real estate management company. Prior to his entrepreneurial ventures, Harold was a Public Relations Director at Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO). Harold was a car enthusiast and enjoyed all things automotive. He was president of the Citrus County Cruisers Car Club. Harold was a 6 volt guy trying to make it in a 12 volt world! Harold was a loving husband, father, grandfather, a faithful friend, and a beloved storyteller. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 58 years, Susan Craige; his son David Craige and his wife Lavi Bray of Telluride, Colorado; his daughter Cathy Craige Cole and husband, Wesley of Cary, North Carolina; his 5 grandchildren Jacob, Makenna, Emma, Cassidy, and Griffin. He is also survived by his 1948 Mercury Convertible, his 1956 Mercury Woody Wagon and his 1964 1/2 Ford Mustang In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Arch Craige III and Mark Craige. The Craige family will host a celebration of life at their Inverness home at 1pm on Saturday January 8, 2022. Private cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Mary Croft

Mary B Croft, 88, Hillard, formerly of Hernando, FL
Mary Bell Croft, 88 of Hillard, FL, formerly of Hernando, passed away on December 1, 2021 in Jacksonville, FL. Mary was born in Dunnellon, FL, on August 8, 1933 to the late Archie H. and Effie (Wiley) Henry. She was a life long resident of Citrus County. She was a Citrus County school bus driver for many years and attended the Hernando Church of the Nazarene. Left to cherish her memory are her children: J. Edward Croft and his wife, Linda of Inverness and their children: Chelsea Rowe, Eddie Croft and great grandchild Riley Imhuelson; May Tomlinson and her husband Robert, of Hillard, FL and her children: Roy Wayne Fennell, Jr. and Jean Ann Bennett and her husband Michael and great grandchildren: Jasmine Fennell, Gabrielle Fennell, Michael J. Bennett; Lacrisca A. Jones of Dublin GA and her children: Bobbie Jo Smith and her husband John, Kristie K. Knight and her husband Joey, Amanda L. Clements, and great grandchildren: Taelar R. Page, and great-great granddaughter Laela S. Wynne; Kaela N. Myers, Makaylae B. Smith, Jodyn R. Smith, Toi E. Brown, Maci O. Brown, Brody J. Knight, Braden T. Clements, Lillian G. Clements, and Andi C. Coxs. Mary was preceded in death by her daughters: Deborah Self and Gail Jones and her sister, Patsy Henry. Graveside services for Mary will be conducted on Monday December 6, 2021 at 2:00PM at the Rockwell Cemetery in Dunnellon. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home from 11:00 AM until leaving for the cemetery at 1:00 PM.


Paul Crowder

Paul Crowder, 69, Inverness, FL
Paul Jackson Crowder, son of Norma and John Crowder left this earth on October 25th 2021 on a journey to find his star in the southern sky. Paul is father to Paul Jr. and Michael Crowder and brother to John, Mark, David and Tommy Crowder. He is life partner to Diana Grow Marcum and lovingly named Papa by her 3 son's Gilbert, Jeffery (JJ) and Monty Grow and Diana's 6 grandchildren. Papa loved nature, sunrises, sunsets, the star lit sky, music and traveling. He never met an animal that he didn't love especially his Labrador Sophie. His bible was the golden rule and "do no harm." After retiring from SECO he and Diana bred and raised horses. One of his greatest joys was watching a new born foal get on its legs and run through the fields with its mother. He referred to the farm, his horses and wild life on the farm as heaven on earth. In lieu of flowers, the family requests the donations be made in Paul’s name the Human Society of Citrus County. The family will have a private Celebration of Life in the near future. Diana Marcum "Our hearts are breaking for our loss and we are so grateful to have him in our life and he will always be with us."


Paul D'Antuono

Paul J D'Antuono, 68, Inverness, FL
Paul Joseph D’Antuono, age 68, Inverness, FL passed away suddenly on November 4, 2021. Paul was born in Boston, MA on July 15, 1953 to the late Paul and Dorothy J. D’Antuono. Paul was a Faithful Christian and shared God’s love with many. Paul moved to Inverness in 1998 from Miami. He was infamous on his You Tube channel “Punch Professor” where he provided instructional live video tips and technique of old school Boxing to many fans. Paul spent a lifetime dedicated to training youth in the Boxing community. He was a millwright by trade and served as the Business Agent for Carpenters Local Union No.1820 in Orlando. He was a U.S. Naval veteran. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 16 years, Patricia (Ferreira) D’Antuono; 3 children: Domenick, Angela, and Janet D’Antuano; 1 brother, Frank D’Antuono and 2 sisters, Elizabeth Appleby, Teresa and her husband Robert Bradley; 3 grandchildren and his extended family in the country of Uruguay. Friends may attend a viewing at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness on Wednesday, November 10th from 10:30 until 12:30PM when the funeral procession will depart for the cemetery. Graveside services are scheduled at Florida National Cemetery at 1:30 PM.


Juanita Davis

Juanita S Davis, 94, Inverness, FL
Juanita S. Davis, 94, of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital of Inverness on December 29th, 2021. She was born to the late Mattie Radcliff on January 19, 1927 in Lenox, Georgia. She made Citrus County her home over 70 years ago when she moved here from Bradenton, FL. She was a member of the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. She retired from the Citrus County Sheriff’s Department. Juanita loved to shop, go out to eat, and garden in her spare time. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Ted Davis. Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Max Davis (Pat) of Inverness, FL, Leitha Gores (Mike) of Floral City, FL, and Sandra Davis of North Florida; her adored two grandchildren, Travis and Caitlin Davis; and her three cherished great-grandchildren, Emma, Ellie, and Caleb. Juanita will be privately laid to rest at Hills of Rest Cemetery of Floral City, FL. Arrangements are under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Fern DeLarco

Fern O DeLarco, 91, Spring Hill, FL
Fern Olivia (Hanna) DeLarco, 91, of Spring Hill, FL peacefully passed away December 1, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband Lorenzo (Chutz) DeLarco with whom she shared 65 years of marriage. Surviving are their four children; Diane Dunn, Darlene Evans, Larry DeLarco, and Roger DeLarco; five grandchildren; Heather Pavuk, Shawn Dunn, Jamie Perissien, Ryan DeLarco, and Deven DeLarco; and seven great-grandchildren. She was the youngest of three born to Gladys (Greeley) and Rodger Hanna. Fern was raised in East Stroudsburg, PA until her family moved back to Susquehanna where she graduated from Susquehanna High School and met her future husband. She worked at Perrine Furniture as a bookkeeper, but enjoyed her days at home as wife, mom, and grandma the best. Chutz and Fern had many friends and were known for their colorful parties. Fern enjoyed decorating and celebrating every holiday, especially Christmas. A celebration of her life, with a Catholic service will take place at the convenience of the family with burial next to her husband at St. John's Cemetery, Susquehanna, PA. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends, but will live on in their hearts and memories. Cremation with Care arrangements provided by the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Richard DePuma

Richard C DePuma, 76, Inverness, FL
Richard Carmine DePuma, 76, of Inverness, FL and lifelong resident of Citrus County, passed away on November 9th, 2021 under the care of Citrus Memorial Hospital of Inverness. He was born to the late Carmine and Mary (Cocuzza) DePuma on February 16th, 1945 in Newark, NJ. He worked as a Carpenter for many years and bravely served our country as a member of the United States Navy. Richard was an avid collector. He loved going to the racetrack, gambling, and going to the boardwalk. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Lorraine Schwartz when she passed in 1990. Those left to cherish his memory are his children, David DePuma of North Middletown, NJ and Cheryl DePuma of Keansburg, NJ; his five cherished grandchildren, Ariana Gazzillo, Paige Brady, Robert DePuma, Nicholas DePuma, and Joy DePuma; and his good friend, Tom DeRosa. Arrangements for Richard are private at this time. Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


George Dickinson III

George T Dickinson III, 61, Inverness, FL
George Thomas Dickinson, III, age 61 of Inverness, FL passed away January 11, 2022. George was born in Elmira, NY on August 24, 1960 to the late George Thomas Dickinson, Jr. and Shirley Sims Dickinson. He moved from Honeoye Falls, NY in 2015. An Accountant by trade, he worked in various leadership positions in both the banking and not-for-profit sectors. He was an avid sports fan, loyally following the New York Giants and Baltimore Orioles among other teams. George also loved to play and coach baseball and basketball with his children. His time in the Honeoye Falls Volunteer Fire Department provided him with great memories and lasting friendships. George was a dedicated Catholic and attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church where he volunteered weekly as an Usher. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 39 years, Mary (Cugell) Dickinson; 3 children: Garrett T. Dickinson and Meaghan C. Dickinson, both of Atlanta, GA; Christopher G. Dickinson, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; 4 sisters: Brenda Page (Mike) of Horseheads, NY; Terry McGehee (Mark) and Kathy Mollett, both of Tampa, Fl; Bernadette Karam (Sam) of Himrod, NY; He was predeceased by a sister, Suzanne Gray. He also leaves behind 6 sisters-in-law: Pat Savino (John) of Inverness, FL; Eileen Cugell (Dave Tansek) of Leesburg, FL; Joan Cugell of Mt Pleasant, SC; Sheila Lewis (Paul) of Sunapee, NH; Catherine Chau (Richard) of West Palm Beach, FL; Peggy Cugell of Brooksfield, CT. He leaves 16 nieces and nephews who loved their Uncle George very much. Also, Sheila Cugell, George’s beloved mother-in-law will greatly miss George and his frequent boxes of Russell Stover chocolates! The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Claudius Mganga, Celebrant. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, FL. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to The American Diabetes Association, PO Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116.


Linda Dodge

Linda Dodge, 79, Floral City, FL
Floral City Resident Linda Dodge, 79, died at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville, FL on November 29th 2021. At her request, no service will be held. Linda was born on February 11, 1942 in Elkview, West Virgina to Edward and Marie Chapel. She was always a ball of energy and loved playing cards, gardening, tending to and rescuing plants, cooking, and spending time with her grandchildren. For many years, she was a very proud member of the staff at Camp E-Nini-Hassee and found purpose in serving the young women who would come to stay there. Linda was preceeded in death by grandson Jack Johnson and the love of her life, Sal Vos Sr. She is survived by daughters Debra Cornwell, Susan Schiemann, Laura Thomas and Mary Dodge. She is also survived by her siblings Beverly, Dorothy, Clayton and Edward; 12 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. In lieu of sending flowers, please make donations to Ronald McDonald House of Tampa Bay. Cremation With Care: Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home


Pauline Dubie

Pauline J Dubie, 77, Inverness, FL
Pauline J. Dubie, 77, of Inverness, FL passed away on October 28th, 2021 under the care of Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, FL. She was born to the late Albert and Rose (Fecteau) Roberge on August 6th, 1944, in Berlin, NH. She married her beloved husband, Edward in 1961 and together they made Citrus County their home in 2010 when they relocated from New Hampshire. Pauline enjoyed crocheting, reading, and playing solitaire. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Gerard and by her sisters, Theresa, Doris, and Jacqueline. Those left to cherish her memory are her spouse, Edward; her children, Teri Gray (Daniel) of Wallingford, Vermont, and Katie Houston (Peter) of Citrus Springs, FL, Edward Dubie III (Melissa) of Prescott, Maine, and Albert Dubie (Valerie) of Conway, New Hampshire;; her sisters, Lorraine Croteau and Cecile Francoeur; her eight cherished grandchildren; and her eight adored great-grandchildren. Arrangements for Pauline are private at this time. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Patrick Ebbert

Patrick W Ebbert, 91, Inverness, FL
Patrick W. Ebbert, 91, of Inverness, FL passed away November 21,2021 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born in Martins Ferry, OH on January 20, 1930 to the late William and Margaret (McNally) Ebbert. Patrick was a Jehovah’s Witness by faith, and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was an owner/operator of a truck tire service business and arrived in this area in 2000, coming from Ohio. Patrick’s favorite pastime was doing yard work. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Vivian Ebbert. Other survivors include his daughters Linda Hoover and her husband Don of Inverness, Patricia Waggoner of Canal Fulton, OH, and Nancy Phillips of Clinton, OH. 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Hugo Fiore Sr

Hugo J Fiore Sr, 75, Floral City, FL
Hugo John Fiore Sr, age 75, of Floral City, FL passed away Tuesday, November 30, 2021. He was born to parents Hugo and Rose Fiore, on July 17, 1946, in Newark, New Jersey. He married Gail, the love of his life, in 1966, who survives him. Hugo is also survived by his children: Ellaine and Dominic, Hugo, Diedra and James, and Gail and Spencer. His grandchildren: Hugo and Kat, Joseph, Candance, Danial, Eric, Tia, Rose and Matthew, Gaetano, Angelina, Gabriella, Amber and Dominic. His great grandchildren: Alannah, Kymera, Carter and Kaisen. Hugo graduated from High School in Glen Cove, New York and entered the U.S Military, serving honorably in the Army. Hugo was a Boy Scout leader, some camping trips were spent in his beloved woods of ake George. He was a volunteer firefighter for Halesite Fire Department. He later relocated to Florida where he retired as a Florida Correctional Officer. Hugo enjoyed dancing, his family, friends, and had a childlike love for Disney. At Hugo's request, there will be no funeral or memorial service. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations to be sent to Hospice care. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with Cremation with Care arrangements.


Natalie Frese

Natalie J Frese, 65, Inverness, FL
“To my one and only love, forever and always,” Glenn Davis— Natalie Josephine Frese, 65, of Inverness, FL passed away on January 14th, 2022 under the care of Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. She was born to the late Karl W. and Mary Ann (Alvarez) Frese on November 16, 1956 in Tampa, FL. Natalie enjoyed traveling with her companion, Glenn Davis, and they went to many Islands around the south-east United States. Natalie will be remembered by her long-time companion, Glenn and her siblings, Karl Frese, Jr., Charlotte Grillo, and Elizabeth Crowell. Arrangements for Natalie are private at this time. Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Marilyn Friesland

Marilyn J Friesland, 96, Homosassa, FL
Marilyn Jean Friesland Born November 4, 1925 Marilyn McCandlish Friesland went to be with the Lord on January 5, 2022. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 75 years, Wilford Friesland on December 15, 2019 and parents Ross and Nellie McCandlish, and brothers: Merle, Gerald, and Vern McCandlish. Survivors include son, Ronald Friesland of Homosassa; daughter, Pamela Friesland Meyer (Dan) of Blowing Rock, NC. Two precious granddaughters: Tamara Smith (Jim) and Gretchen Bayne (Jimmy), both of Clemmons, NC and four wonderful great grandchildren: Tucker and Sydney Smith and Caleb and Joshua Bayne, of Clemmons, NC. Also many nieces and nephews in Ohio. The love and joy of her life was her family. Marilyn was born in Lancaster, OH and made her home in Columbus and New Albany OH. She came to Homosassa, FL in 2000. Marilyn worked in accounting at many businesses, retiring from Grace Brethren Church and School. She had a pie business (Ron & Mom’s Pies) in New Albany, OH. She was always active in church, a Girl Scout Leader for 10 years, and a Sunday School Teacher. Funeral services for Marilyn will be conducted on Tuesday, January 11th 2022 at 11:00 AM, from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, with Dr. Dan Meyer, officiating. Marilyn will be laid to rest at the Mt. Vernon Cemetery in North Carolina. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 10:00 AM until service time.


Victor Gonzalez

Victor J Gonzalez, 47, Inverness, FL
Victor Joseph Gonzalez. 47, of Inverness, FL passed away on November 2nd, 2021 under the care of Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. He was born to Karen Hoffman on September 2nd, 1974 in Oregon, OH. He made Citrus County his home in January 2021 with his beloved wife, Adrienne. He and Adrienne enjoyed 21 years of their life together, and recently married in May of this year. Victor enjoyed watching sports, especially the University of Miami. Victor was preceded in death by his brother, Jonathan Hoffman. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Adrienne; his daughter, Jessenia Ross of Tampa, FL; his two cherished grandchildren, Amani Blanding and Alex Blanding, Jr.; his mother, Karen; and his mother and father-in-law, Willie and Ruby Ross. A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 at 1 PM with Pastor Mouton officiating, at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. A visitation will be held at 12 PM until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL. The family of Victor Gonzalez would like to extend sincere thanks for all acts of love and encouragement shown during this most difficult hour of bereavement. Your expressions of support will be remembered and individually acknowledged at a later time. Our prayer is that God continues to bless you and keep you.


Jay Goodie

Jay A Goodie, 57, Floral City, FL
Jay Arthur Goodie, age 57, currently of Floral City, Florida, passed away suddenly at home on December 17, 2021. Jay was born in Bangor, Maine, on March 2, 1964, to his mother, the late Mary L. (Potter) Bamford and his late biological father Robert E. Bamford. His wonderful Dad, Arthur R. Goodie, passed away in Zephyrhills, Florida in 2017. Jay and his wife, Deb, relocated from Alaska where they lived for many years to Florida in 2019 to assist his parents with their health issues. Jay and Deb drove to Alaska from Maine in the middle of the winter many years ago for career and educational opportunities. He was a talented electrician who started working in the oil fields in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, and was most recently employed as an electrical installer by Siemens Building Technologies based in Anchorage, Alaska, as well as an Electrical Administrator for a private company in Palmer. Jay was able to see a vast amount of Alaska through his varied job opportunities that took him from the top of the state on the north slope to the lower part of the state near the beginning of the Aleutian chain. He is survived by his wife, Deborah (McKinley) Goodie; 2 children, Kris Goodie of Berkley, California, and McKenna Goodie, who has been helping out in Florida with family matters. Jay loved to go fast and was known for his daring “highmarking” on his snowmachine in the mountains of Alaska as well as his meticulous drag cars at Alaska Raceway Park in Palmer. His fastest time was 7.69 seconds in the quarter mile and he hoped to build a 6-second car someday. Jay was a loving husband and father who wanted the best for his family. Jay and his family experienced the beauty of Alaska by camping, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, taking water taxis, snow machining, and enjoying the many state run cabins around the area. Whenever Deb asked him to go for a hike or bike ride, he was always up for it. Deb wants to express her deep gratitude for the adventures they shared and say, “Here’s to us.” For anyone reading this, please know that mental health is as critical to living a meaningful life as is body health. If you or an individual you love needs someone to talk to, please reach out to a resource such as the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA, https://www.samhsa.gov/ ) to find a provider in your area who may be able to help. Private arrangements with Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory and the family will hold a private celebration of life in Alaska at a later date.


Stephanie Gordon

Stephanie R Gordon, 38, Inverness, FL
Stephanie Rose Gordon, 38, of Inverness, FL passed away on January 2nd, 2022 under the care of Citrus Memorial Hospital of Inverness. She was born to (late) George Joseph Woodbury III and Sharon MacDonald on July 23rd, 1983 in Orlando. She was a Chiropractor Assistant and will be remembered for being a good wife, mother, daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, and friend. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 12 years, Jason; her children, Jaydon, Jacob, and Isabella Rose; her mother, Sharon MacDonald and step-father David MacDonald; her sister, Stacey MacDonald; including her grandma, Mildred Murphy; and many other cherished extended family and friends. A Celebration of Life for Stephanie will be held at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Saturday, January 15th, 2022 at 2 PM, officiated by Pastor Paul Giglio of Calvary Chapel of Inverness. A gathering of family and friends for a time of fellowship and remembrance will begin prior to the Celebration of Life at 1 PM. Arrangements and Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Myrna Grady

Myrna A Grady, 89, Inverness, FL
Myrna Ann (Shaw) Grady, our beloved Mother and longtime resident of Inverness, Florida, passed away at her daughter’s home in Ocala, surrounded by her loving family on November 16, 2021. Myrna was born on August 21, 1932, in Holyoke, Massachusetts, to the late Benjamin Wallace Shaw and Helen Marie Cecilia (Hurley) Shaw. She grew up in Springfield and attended Van Sickle Junior High School, where she met her soulmate and future husband, William "Bill" E. Grady, Sr. They went to the High School of Commerce where she studied stenography and played the trumpet. She graduated in 1950, and "Bill" left to join the United States Navy at the age of 17, to serve during the Korean War. During his time in the service, waves of love letters flowed in from her beloved Sailor. One of her favorite memories was when he mail-ordered a box of 100 baby chicks to her apartment, and the challenge she faced of gathering and rehoming that rambunctious flock. But Dad had met his match! Mom was just as clever as he was. When he sent her a letter in Morse Code, she quickly deciphered it, sending her response back in shorthand. With great apprehension, he had to find someone on the ship who could translate the possibly scandalous letter for him. Born was Dad’s new nickname for her, "Stinker," and from it came her collection of skunks, a surfeit of hundreds of figurines, gifted to each over the course of their 50-year marriage. He created a special word for her, keeping the meaning secret for many years. First written on a fogged mirror for her to figure out, it would be written on every Christmas card, birthday card, anniversary card, and finally on the tombstone they would now share at the National Cemetery, a symbol of their rare and beautiful love story… "Fostaily," shorthand for "From One Stinker to Another I Love You." After their marriage, they relocated to Jacksonville, FL, and then to St. Petersburg, where they spent the next ten years. They loved to camp and discovered Mutual Mine Campground in Inverness in the 1960s, spending many weekends there before settling in Heatherwood in 1972. They were both hairdressers, and owned Plaza Hair Fashions in the Citrus Plaza and Williamsburg Hair Fashions in Beverly Hills. Myrna was very involved with her children and active in the community. She was a member of the Citrus County Goodtime Cloggers, a 4-H leader, a CHS Band Booster, and a supporter of the FFA. In honor of her husband’s service aboard the USS John R. Pierce, Myrna also served as the annual Reunion Coordinator for those servicemen. Myrna, raised in a family of proud Irish heritage, was Catholic by faith, a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness, and an active member of the Golden Agers Club at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Bushnell. She was a creative craftswoman and seamstress, a passion that was passed down to her and that she passed down to all of her children. She made our clothes, Halloween costumes (for a family of nine, imagine!), bridesmaids' dresses, and taught all of us, boys and girls alike, to sew, embroider, and crochet. Not only that, but she taught us how to raise and tend a garden and how to ride a horse. The simplest pleasures in life brought her great joy. She especially loved the outdoors, camping, the beach, nature, and the magic of Walt Disney World, where she formed many cherished memories with her children and grandchildren. She was a woman of boundless energy and had a strong love for her family. In addition to being a nurturing and caring mother, she was also a loving and devoted wife. Following Dad’s devastating stroke in 1984, she turned a 24-hour prognosis into 24 more years. Her selfless care and personal attention blessed him with a quality of life that was nothing short of a miracle. In sickness and in health, she was committed to him and treasured the time they spent together. Those left to mourn Myrna’s passing include her children: Teresa Selva, Edward Grady, Eileen Grady, William Grady, Jr., Patrick Grady (Rozanne), Myrna Grady Weeks (Randy), Kathleen Grady Scott (Mario Intelisano), Deborah Payne (Richard), and Michael Grady (Anne). She also leaves behind many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, William, Myrna was preceded in death by her siblings: Francis Shaw, Wallace Shaw, and Mary Murphy. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at 11:30 AM at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Bushnell, FL with Father Waldemar Maciag, Celebrant. Following Mass, a committal service will take place at Florida National Cemetery at 1:30 PM. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


James Harris Sr.

James B Harris Sr., 95, Hernando, FL
James Burl Harris Sr. of Hernando, FL passed away at his daughters’ home while surrounded by his loving family on November 21, 2021, at the age of 95. He was born to the late Russell and Emma (Pelfrey) Harris on April 3, 1926, in Frenchburg, KY. James proudly served his country as a Sergeant in the United States Army and was a Veteran of World War II. Following his military service, he went to work for the Refrigeration Division of General Motors as a Production Foreman. He was married to his wife Lavana Harris for 58 years until her passing on March 15, 2004. Following his retirement from General Motors, he and Lavana made Citrus County their home in 1986. Those left to mourn James’ passing include his son, James B. Harris Jr., and his wife Sheila; daughters: Emma Marie “Cricket” Scott and her husband Mack, Janet Elaine Edwards, Tonda Kaye “TK” Payne, and her husband David; grandchildren: Sherry Ann (Harris) Wiseman, Peggy Elaine (Harris) Hickey, Daniel Clay Moore, Kimberly Kaye Moore, Aaron David Payne, Ashley Danielle Payne, Dustin Jordan Payne, Trevor Kyle Payne, and many great grandchildren. In addition to his wife Lavana, James was preceded in death by sons: Gary Lee Harris, Robert Wayne Harris, and grandsons: Michael David Barrett and Mark Kevin Barrett. Sadly, just two days after James Sr. passing, the family announces the passing of James’ grandson, James Benjamin Harris. The family has asked that funeral services and burial information be kept private. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Marie Hartley

Marie G Hartley, 84, Inverness, FL
Marie G. Hartley of Inverness passed away at her home while surrounded by her loving family on October 26, 2021 at the age of 84. She was born to the late Raymond and Goldie (George) Gottstein on February 15, 1937 in Bloomsburg, PA. Marie was married to her loving husband James Hartley for 51 years until his passing on March 20, 2018. She made Citrus County her home over 30 years ago after relocating from Valley Forge, PA. In her spare time she enjoyed being outdoors and gardening. She also enjoyed boating and going out fishing. Marie had a great love for dogs and had many faithful companions over the years. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and her grandchildren. Those left to mourn Marie’s passing include her son, Jack Hartley and his wife Holly Hartley of Inverness; stepchildren: James M. Hartley and his wife Karen of Bensalem, PA, Gail Ann Freedman and her husband Phillip of Media, PA, and Susan Bauhof and her husband John of Bensalem; brothers: Leonard and Walter Gottstein; sister, Josephine Keyser; and grandchildren: Tyler and Makayla Hartley. She was preceded in death by sister, Julia Kasmitskie. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Monday, November 15 at 10:00 AM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home and will be conducted by Pastor Paul Giglio of Calvary Chapel. Following the chapel service, Marie will be laid to rest with her husband James at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell at 11:30 AM. A procession to the cemetery will depart the funeral home at 10:45 AM for those that wish to attend the cemetery committal service. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Stanley Haybron III

Stanley M Haybron III, 21, Floral City, FL
Stanley Melvin Haybron, III, age 21, Floral City passed away suddenly on December 27, 2021. Stanley was born in Leesburg, FL on May 19, 2000. He attended local schools and was employed at A.J.P. Construction learning the trade. He leaves behind to cherish his memory are his parents, Lisa and Peter Antonetti of Floral City; his father, Stanley Harbron, Jr; 1 brother, Thomas H. Tuller, Jr; 2 sisters, Ashton R. Tuller and Gabriella; maternal grandmother, Betty J. Doerrfeld; maternal grandfather, Louis Calabrese, and his aunt, Angela Haybron-Wilson. Stanley was truly one of a kind. He was bigger than life, he set his goals and dreams to a high standard. Stanley always saw the best in everyone and would push you to achieve it! He was a friend to many. He loved working out and boxing. In his younger days he was #64 on the Storm Football team and played for the Dunnellon travel team. Stanley had a smile and laugh that was infectious! We will miss you forever until we see you again. “BET” A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Stanley on Friday January 14, 2022 at 2:00 PM at the Calvary Chapel Church on South Highway 41 in Inverness. Friends may call at church from 1:00 PM until the hour of service. Burial will follow at the Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, FL, under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness.


Paul Hellstern, Sr.

Paul A Hellstern, Sr., 87, Hernando, FL
Paul Aloysius Hellstern Sr., 87, resident of Hernando, Florida, passed away peacefully November 12, 2021, at Superior Residence. Born September 2,1934, in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of the late Marie and Aloysius Hellstern. He was the third of six siblings. He married his first wife Beverly A. Hellstern on July 30, 1960, in Cleveland, Ohio. In 2000, he retired to Hernando Florida and remarried in 2004 to Adele Kut. He is survived by his first wife Beverly A Hellstern; his son Mark and Michelle Hellstern, Annapolis MD, Ann Marie and Timothy Burnell, Richmond, Texas; son Paul Jr. MD. and Falon Hellstern, Crystal River, Fl and Kenneth and Karen Hellstern, Rochester NY; He is survived by his 8 grandchildren; Ahmad Hellstern, Hannah and Alexander Burnell, Lauren and Emily Hellstern, Nathan, Kyle and Caroline Hellstern. Mr. Hellstern was preceded in death by his second wife Adele, his first grandson Clark Hellstern and his siblings, Mark, Jean Marie, Francis, Mary Carrol, and John. A private Church service and memorial will be held in Inverness Florida at a later date. A Memorial Fund has been set up at: mssociety.donordrive.com/campaign/Hellstern-Memorial—Fund. Cremation care by Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Wallace Hindalong

Wallace D Hindalong, 80, Floral City, FL
Wallace Dean (Wally) Hindalong, 80, of Floral City, FL passed away on December 2nd, 2021 at Citrus Memorial Hospital of Inverness. Wally was born September 25, 1941 in Kearney, Nebraska to George P. and Alpha (Reiners) Hindalong. Proud of his Nebraska heritage, he relocated to Tampa, FL in March of 1980 before becoming a resident of Floral City in January of 1984. Wally was a co-owner of Gulf Coast Ready-Mix, a concrete company in Homosassa, FL. Wally will be remembered as a great father and husband who was fun to be around and loved his family. He is described as a perfect and thoughtful husband by his loving wife of 60 years, Sandra. He loved dogs, enjoyed watching football, and spending time with his friends and family. Those left to cherish his memory along with his wife Sandra are his children, Stacy Hindalong and her husband, Keith Johnson of Greenbelt, MD, Jeffrey Hindalong and his wife Nancy Hindalong of Inverness, FL, his brother Richard Hindalong and his wife Connie of Omaha, Nebraska, five grand children and a great-granddaughter. A Celebration of Life for Wally will be held on Friday, December 10th, 2021 from 3-5 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home for a time of fellowship. Friends and family may come and go at their leisure. Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the Citrus County Animal Services Shelter in Inverness, FL. Donations may be made online at citruscritters.com or sent directly to Citrus County Animal Services, 4030 South Airport Road, Inverness, FL 34450.


James Hoard

James S Hoard, 73, Floral City, FL
James Scott Hoard 73 of Floral City passed away January 18, 2022 at HPH Citrus Hospice House. He was born September 13, 1948 in Indianapolis IN to the late James Everett and Catherine Lucille Hoard. James was a retired police officer beginning his career in law enforcement with the Indianapolis Police Department. His career spanned 31 years. He was a member of the Police Motor Unit in Indianapolis, IN, Citrus County, Miami Dade County in Florida. He was a loving, caring, generous, and compassionate person. He enjoyed making people laugh, and telling jokes and enjoyed football and Nascar. He is survived by his beloved wife of 7 years Sherry Hoard and children Matt Taylor, Donette Chewning, Jonathan (Ashley) Bailey and Jason (Amy) Bailey, his sister Sandra Summers, his grandchildren Matthew, Madison, Jessica, James, Joshaline, Hunter, Harper, and Avery, also survived by his nieces, Theresa Summers, Sabrina Summers, Alexis Summers, Alyssa Summers, and Ashley Summers. There is a Celebration of Life scheduled for Monday, January 31, 2022 at 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Giglio of the Calvary Chapel officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 10:AM until the hour of service.


Donna Host

Donna M Host, 78, Citrus Springs, FL
Donna Mae Host, age 78, Citrus Springs, FL passed away suddenly Dec 10, 2021. Donna was born in Jamestown, NY on May 7, 1943 to the late Everett A.L. Swanson and Gertrude Lawson Swanson. She moved to Florida in 2003 from Elkton, MD. She was employed in the accounting department at the Citrus Surgery Center prior to retirement. Donna was a member of North Oak Baptist Church in Citrus Springs. She was an accomplished organist and pianist, played the organ for her church, enjoyed reading, and spending time with her family. Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Serrill Eugene Host; 3 sons: Mark A. Peterson of Jamestown, NY; Jason L. Host and wife Leigh Ann of Beverly Hills, FL; Scott E. Host and wife Lisa of Sumter, SC; 1 Sister, Janice Barmore; 5 grand children: Erica Peterson, Sara (Zach) Kelly, Shawn Host, Nathan Host, and Autumn Host. She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Swanson. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, December 23, 2021, at 4:00 PM at the North Oak Baptist Church in Citrus Springs, FL. Visitation will be at 3:00 PM until service time. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family.


Serrill Host

Serrill E Host, 93, Citrus Springs, FL
Serrill Eugene Host, 93, of Citrus Springs, FL passed away on January 12, 2022 in Beverly Hills, FL. He passed peacefully with family by his side. He was born on July 6, 1928 in Sergeant, PA. He was the eldest of six children born to the late Francis Serrill (and Helen) Host of Bear Lake, PA. Serrill was a WWII Veteran. He served aboard the USS Robert H. McCard DD-822 with the United States Navy. This past veterans day he was honored by his church with a flag flown over the Pensacola Naval Station in his honor. He served as a volunteer firefighter for Fluvanna Fire Department, Fluvanna NY. Serrill was a member of North Oak Baptist Church, Citrus Springs Fl. He enjoyed fishing, remodeling homes, and spending time with his family. Serrill retired from the former Blackstone Corporation in Jamestown, NY in 1986 as an engineer for 38 years. Serrill played an instrumental part in design and build of the Fluvanna Community Church, in Fluvanna, NY where he was an active member while living there. Serrill spent retirement years with his wife in Venice, FL, Elkton, MD, Sumter, SC, and Citrus Springs, FL. Serrill was preceded in death by his loving wife of 51 years, Donna Mae Host, on December 10, 2021. He was also preceded in death by 4 sisters, Orpha Sandeen, Marion Mack, Bonita Drayer, Delores Anderson, and his son in law, Hugh McCombs. He is survived by his sons, Gene T. Host (Betty) of Corry, PA, Jason L. Host (Leigh Ann) of Beverly Hills, FL, Scott E. Host (Lisa) of Sumter, SC, Mark Peterson of Busti, NY, and daughter Lynette McCombs of Orange Park, FL, also survived by his sister Alice Dalrymple of Bear Lake, PA. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Service has been scheduled for Saturday, January 29, 2022 at North Oak Baptist Church, 9324 N. Elkcam Blvd, Citrus Springs, FL 34433. Family and friends are invited for visitation at 10 am with the service to follow at 11 am. He will rest next to his wife at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL Memorial Contributions may be made to North Oak Baptist Church and Gideons International. The Chas Davis Funeral home is assisting the family.


Melissa Howard

Melissa L Howard, 56, Bushnell, FL
Melissa Lynn Howard was born on December 20, 1965. She died January 7, 2022 at home in the care of her loving family. She was kind, genuine, brave, and resilient. She loved nature, animals, and Native American (Apache and Navajo) history and culture. Melissa was gifted in working with individuals with developmental differences. She was passionate about helping others and had a huge heart for those who were less fortunate. She loved making jokes and was a gifted story teller. Melissa was a thoughtful, conscientious, funny person and will be greatly missed. She is survived by her mother, Faye Howard, sisters Gail Fletcher, Dale Couch, Dawn (David) Case, brother Judson (Abigail) Howard; nieces Joanna, Libby, Jenna and Anslee; nephews Joshua, Luke, Daniel, Elijah, Zane, Isaac and Nate. In lieu of flowers, donations to one of her favorite charities are sincerely appreciated: Love A Child: https://loveachild.com Sumter Co. Humane Society: https://yhsspca.org/ Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Shirley Hurlstone

Shirley M Hurlstone, 93, Floral City, FL
Shirley M. Hurlstone, 93, of Floral City, FL passed away on January 2nd, 2022 under the care of VITAS hospice of Lecanto, FL. She was born in Detroit, MI on September 3rd, 1928 to the late Walter C. and Myrtle (Schlee) Schuknecht. She was an art teacher at her children’s grade school, bought accessories for Dobbs Furniture and lastly was a computer operator for a liquid asphalt company. In 1997 she made Citrus County her home when she moved from Honor, Michigan. Shirley enjoyed oil painting, gardening, and reading. As one of Jehovah’s Witnesses Shirley greatly enjoyed helping people learn from the Bible that God has a beautiful future planned for mankind. She also loved to swim, boat, and even up into her 90’s, enjoyed taking a dip into the Homosassa River. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 10 years, Clinton T. Hurlstone when he passed in 2013; her daughter, Stephanie Brancheau; and her brother, Earl Schuknecht. Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Shirley Warnke (Douglas) of Pine Ridge, FL, Susan Penn of Michigan, and Sheryl “Lynn” Basile (Joseph) of Floral City, FL; her eight adored grandchildren; her six cherished great-grandchildren; and her very loved puppy, Deogee, also known fondly simply as “Puppy”. Arrangements for Shirley are private at this time. Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Vincent Ignico, Jr.

Vincent A Ignico, Jr., 68, Inverness, FL
Vincent Anthony Ignico Jr., 68 of Inverness, passed away December 10, 2021 under the loving care of his family and Vitas Hospice in Lecanto. Vincent was born on July 13, 1953 in Clearwater, Fl, to the late Vincent A. and Sara (Cameron) Ignico. He graduated from Clearwater High School in 1971 and soon after served as a fireman in the U.S. Air Force. Vince later attended the University of South Florida, where he earned a degree in Civil Engineering. Upon graduation he enjoyed an accomplished career in the field of engineering. Vincent loved watching college football especially the Gators and was an enthusiastic fan of the Tampa Bay Rays and the Buccaneers. In his spare time, his passion was going to the gym. He was a big music fan and loved Hard Rock music especially. Most importantly, he was a devoted parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 42 years, Bonnie Ignico; his brother Robert Ignico (Kathy), his sisters Grace (Bill) and Arlene Ignico (Kathy); nieces Robin Ignico, Suzanne Cantey (Donald), Jennifer Podell (Greg), Sarah Shields, Devin Sinha (Aneesh), Carol Peroni, Carolyn Lazarus, Christina Lazarus, Kelsey Will; nephews Allen Dennis, Shawn Jensen, Brent Ignico (Jennifer), and Kevin Will (Emily). A memorial Mass for Vincent will be held on Friday, December 17th at 2:00 PM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness, With Father Tim Cummings, Celebrant.


Ida Johnson

Ida H Johnson, 77, Inverness, FL
Ida Helen Johnson, age 77, Inverness, FL passed away November 20, 2021 at Bayfront 7 Rivers Hospital in Crystal River, FL. A native of Cologne, Germany, she was born January 3, 1944 to the late Antoni Marzewski and Anna Katawa Marzewski and moved to Florida in 1996. She was employed as a Financial Analyst for Citi Bank in New York City. Survivors include 2 daughters, Cindy S. Johnson and Robin V. Johnson. Cremation arrangements are private. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Muriel Johnson

Muriel I Johnson, 100, Inverness, FL
Muriel I Hamerick Johnson, 100, of Inverness, FL passed away January 17, 2022, at Pleasant Grove Manor in Inverness. She was born in Monticello, FL on April 16, 1921 to the late Frank and Lila Hamerick. On October 1, 1946 she married Harold Patrick Johnson, who was a Navy veteran. They shared 34 years together before “Mickey” lost his life in an automobile accident in 1980. Muriel never had children of her own, but was able to enjoy a host of nieces and nephews that knew they were so special to her. After her husband’s accident, Muriel moved back to Florida where she grew up to be near her family. She was very active in the Churches where she lived. Among her many talents was playing the organ in church for many years. She also was a talented painter (acrylic and oil) who shared her art with many friends. She worked in her woodworking shop, and enjoyed sewing. She was Director of Women’s Missions at First Baptist Church of Floral City where she was a very active member; making quilts and clothes with her group of ladies to give away as mission projects. Her church donated a brick inscribed with her name to the WMU’s Walk of Faith. This honor and memorial is an opportunity to pay tribute to those who have played an important role in their missions journey. Muriel leaves behind a host of people that loved her, and appreciate God for allowing her to be a part of our lives. Muriel wants to be remembered as she was the last time she was with her friends, and chose not to have any services. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Akram Kader

Akram A Kader, 74, Inverness, FL
Akram Alex Kader, 74, of Inverness, FL passed away on November 2, 2021 at his home. He was born to Ahmed Kader and Deebeh Yahya in Ajjul, Jordan on June 8, 1947. Akram earned a bachelor's degree in Arabic Literature from Beirut Arab University and taught Arabic in middle schools and high schools in Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Libya, and Algeria before relocating to Northern California in 1974. One of Akram’s favorite hobbies was capturing family moments in home videos. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, watching movies, WWE wrestling, 49ers football, and in his retired years, playing cards at home with Yvonne while enjoying an occasional martini. Akram lived for his family, especially later in his life, and was known to say, "Happiness is being a grandfather." Akram is survived by his loving partner of 15 years Yvonne Evans; his ex-wife Maria and their three children, Sommer (husband Jason), Sami (wife Megan), and Dina (husband Davede); his brothers, Fuad, Oscar, Maurico, and Khalid; many beloved nieces and nephews; and his seven cherished grandchildren, with one on the way. A funeral mass is scheduled for 11 am on November 17, 2021 at the Calvary Cemetery and Funeral Center in Citrus Heights, CA, with visitation from 9-11. In lieu of flowers, Yvonne and Akram had expressed remembrances in the form of contributions to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital on their behalf. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Pamela Keith

Pamela J Keith, 71, Beverly Hills, FL
Pamela Johanna McCracken Keith, lovely known as PJ, passed away on November 8, 2021 in Beverly Hills, FL at her home. She was born on June 21, 1950 in Bucyrus, Ohio to Ward and Doris Kaler McCracken. She was preceded in death by her parents, infant sister Patricia and sister Marilyn Koons. She is survived by daughter Alissa Nelson, son Christopher Keith and granddaughters, Emma and Molly Nelson, sister Delores Kalb, brothers Carl (Marilyn) McCracken and Walter (Franki) McCracken, and brother-in-law Delbert Koons. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and former husband Richard Keith. She graduated from St. Elizabeth’s School of Nursing in Dayton, Ohio in 1971. She was a career registered nurse that served in numerous professional capacities. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and was an avid dog lover. She was very involved in making a difference with non-profit groups throughout her life. She is loved by many and will be dearly missed. Arrangements for Pamela are private at this time. There will be a celebration of life for family and friends at a later date. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Dennis Kielan

Dennis R Kielan, 75, Lecanto, FL
Dennis Kielan, 75, of Lecanto, FL passed away on October 28th, 2021 at his home. He was born to the late Chester and Bernice (Kalin) Kielan on March 29th, 1946 in Detroit, Michigan. He bravely served our country as a member of the United States Air Force and was a Vietnam Vet. In 2007 he moved to Lecanto, FL (Citrus County) when he relocated from Illinois. Dennis enjoyed playing Golf, liked to travel and was a life time member of VFW. He was also a member of American Legion. Along with his parents, Dennis was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Corinne who passed away on August 26th, 2015. Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Kimberly McAlpine (Robert) of Ottawa, IL, Dawn Szymanski (Paul) of Houston, TX, Alan Kielan (Angie) of Appleton, WI, and Joseph Kielan (Tabitha) of Ottawa, IL, his sister, Carol Puszcz (Dave); his two brother-in-laws, Mike Kliffel (Michelle) and Danny Davidson (Elaine); his 13 cherished grandchildren; his 13 adored great-grandchildren; his two nephews, 3 nieces and many other extended family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 6th, 2021, at 3 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Father Tejada officiating. A gathering of family and friends for a time of fellowship will begin at 2 PM. Military Honors will be rendered for Dennis’ dedicated military service. Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in Dennis name to The Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675- 8516 or go to www.woundedwarriorproject.org to donate.


Donald Lake

Donald W Lake, 61, Citrus Springs, FL
Donald William Lake, 61 of Citrus Springs, passed away November 20, 2021 at the Regional Medical Center, Bayonet Point in Hudson, FL. Donald was born in Alpena, Michigan on April 6, 1960 to the late William C. and Susan (Henry) Lake, and came to Citrus County in 1999 from his native Alpena. Donald worked for the last 16 years at the Citrus County Jail as a corrections assistant, and prior to that he worked in the health care field. Donald loved his family and friends, his beloved dogs, and the Detroit Red Wings. He also loved his tattoo, “Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.” Matthew 5-9. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 30 years, Kristie Lake; his children: Jordan Lake and his wife Josephine McMullen, of Canton, GA, Ethan Lake of Citrus Springs and Collin Lake of Citrus Springs; his twin brother, Hank Lake and his wife Diane, of Alpena, MI, brother, Charlie Lake and wife Joann, of Grand Blanc, MI; and his sister Nancy Thatcher, Alpena, MI. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be conducted on Friday, November 26, at 11:00 AM, at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, with Chaplain Daniel Savage, officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial to: The Citrus County Animal Shelter Building Fund.


Donald Lassiter

Donald E Lassiter, 66, Inverness, FL
Donald Everett Lassiter’s love of life did not come to an end with his death. Donnie passed away peacefully at the age of 66 on November 22, 2021 of natural causes; surrounded by his loving family and his beautiful friends. He is now dancing on the streets of gold in heaven with his Lord & Savior Jesus Christ! Donald was born in St. Louis, MO on March 22, 1955 to Lamar Everett & Beulah Mae Lassiter. He grew up in Cincinnati, OH with his parents, 2 brothers: Bob & Jim, and his Sister Sue. After leaving his childhood home, he thrived at Key Light Homes where he worked and lived for almost 40 years. He loved his life in the Key Light community where friends became family. Donnie was the most loving Uncle to his many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. “Uncle Donnie” loved to play and was the biggest kid of them all. He loved Batman, Bowling, Classic Cars, Gospel Country Music and Hee Haw. Donnie’s favorite thing was a trip to McDonald’s for a cheeseburger, fries and a coke! Donald is survived by many members of his loving family & friends. He is a treasured son, a loving brother, the cherished “Uncle Donnie”, and a wonderful friend. Don loved everyone unconditionally and everyone he met was his friend. Donnie is God’s angel, and he touched the lives of all who knew him. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, December 3rd, 2021, at 2:00 P.M.,from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, with Donald’s family officiating. Burial will follow at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness, beside his parents. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1:00 PM until service time. Reception and Memorial Tree Planting will be immediately following the burial at Key Light 2 ~ 402 Dampier Street, Inverness, FL 34450. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Key Training Center ~ In Memory of Donald Lassiter, 5399 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy Lecanto, FL 34461.


Teri Law

Teri L Law, 51, Hernando, FL
Teri Lyn Law, 51, of Hernando, FL passed away on January 16th, 2022 under the care of HPH Citrus Hospice House of Lecanto. She was born to Stephen and Lucinda Liimatainen on October 17th, 1970 in Cloquet, Minnesota. Teri was preceded in death by her father, Steve Liimatainen. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband Timothy of 14 years; her brothers, Troy Liimatainen and Levi Dixon; and extended friends and family including many nieces and nephews and aunts and uncles in Minnesota. Teri was a kind soul who would help the faint of heart or anyone else who needed it. She loved music of all genres. Proud to be on Social Media, taking care of her disabled mother. She especially loved her animals, Gator and LaLa. She never had a bad word for anyone. Teri will be missed—she loved dressing up and doing her hair and makeup no matter where she was going. She was a total diva! Teri ultimately made Citrus County her home with her husband 6 years ago when they moved from Melbourne, FL. Arrangements for Teri are private at this time. Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Barbara Lawton

Barbara J Lawton, 75, Inverness, FL
Barbara Jean Lawton of Inverness, FL passed away peacefully on November 9, 2021 at the age of 75. She was being visited and comforted by family and friends at Citrus Health and Rehabilitation Center at the time of her passing. She was born to the late Harold E. and Katherine (Boles) Lawton on September 25, 1946 in Brooklyn, NY. Barbara was employed as an accountant at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, NJ for over 20 years. In 2012 after retiring from the casino she made Inverness, FL her home. Once she was settled in, she decided to return to work and was employed at the CVS in Inverness for over 3 years. Barbara was also a volunteer election poll worker. She had a terrific sense of humor and loved spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed watching sports and was a huge fan of the New York Giants and the Florida State Seminoles. Barbara loved the holidays, especially Christmas, and was known to spoil her friends and family with many gifts. In her spare time she enjoyed reading and shopping. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, brother Harold J. Lawton and sister-in law Maxine. Those left to mourn Barbara’s passing include her niece, Kendra and her husband Obi; nephew, Wayne and his wife Jennifer; grandnephews: Sean, AJ and Jide; grandnieces: Kate and Adora; her dear friends: Donna and Mary Ann; and a great many friends and “adopted” nieces, nephews and grandchildren. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Barbara was an animal lover and especially loved dogs including her puppies Domino, Coco, Pepper, Duchess and Bosco. Her family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Citrus County Animal Shelter.


Susan Leddy

Susan F Leddy, 77, Hernando, FL
Susan F. Leddy, 77, of Hernando, FL passed away on January 13th, 2022 under the care of Life Care Center of Lecanto, FL with her beloved husband, Martin A. Leddy, by her side. She was born to the late Russell and Hilda Stievenart France on May 31st, 1944 in Pittsburgh, PA. She and Martin made their home in Florida in 2001 when they moved from Louisville, Kentucky. She was an owner and operator of many businesses with her husband, the most recent being a ceramic tile flooring distributor in Kentucky. Susan will be remembered for being a talented artist, who loved to create artwork with watercolors and acrylics, and she was also a talented craftswoman experienced with crocheting, knitting, and sewing. She traveled throughout our great nation with her husband for the past 25 years and would create beautiful paintings of many of the places that she and her husband traveled to. She loved to cook and was excellent at it and on many Sundays would host family for Sunday meals. She was a collector of antiques and unique items and did lots of research into each item she collected so she could know more about its origins and history. Susan was also the family record keeper, and loved to research into her family tree and history. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, sister, and friend. Those left to cherish her memory, along with her husband Martin of 38 years, are her children, Scott Bruner (Dawn) of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Jack Bruner III (Beth) of Ocala, FL, Heidi Bruner of Ocala, FL, Martin A. Leddy VI (Abbie) of Powder Springs, GA, and Steven Leddy of Marietta, GA; her brother, Stephen France of Citrus Hills, FL; her eight grandchildren; and her three great-grandchildren. It was said that “She cared and shared. Everyone who met Susan, liked her. Those that spent the time to know her, loved her. She was a great person, loved by all and missed by any. In her living memory, please share with all that would appreciate her.”, by her loving husband and family. Arrangements for Susan are private at this time. Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Angela Lewis

Angela M Lewis, 90, Lecanto, FL
Angela Marie Lewis, 90, of Lecanto, FL passed away on December 29, 2021, under the care of VITAS Healthcare of Lecanto. She was born on February 11th, 1931 in Italy to Frank and Sarah (Trapasso) Laudano. She and her beloved husband of 69 years, Charles, made Florida their home in July of 1994 when they relocated from Connecticut. Angela will be remembered for being an active and involved member of her community. She was very involved in many different organizations, volunteer opportunities, and local clubs, including the local art club and shuffle-board club in Beverly Hills. Additionally, Angela was an avid Mahjong player and enjoyed playing in her mahjong group. She worked many careers throughout her life such as a school Secretary, Real Estate Secretary, and Paralegal for probate at an attorney’s office before working one-on-one with private attorneys. Those left to cherish her memory, along with her husband, Charles, are her children: Robert, Michael, and Steven Lewis; her five grandchildren; and her two great grandchildren. Arrangements for Angela are private at this time. She will be laid to rest in Connecticut at a later date. Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Alan Libby

Alan C Libby, 85, Beverly Hills, FL
Alan “Al” Clements Libby, 85, Beverly Hills, Florida, passed away peacefully with his fiancé and family members by his side on December 10, 2021, at Bayfront Health 7 Rivers Hospital in Crystal River, FL. He was born in Portland, Maine, on August 12, 1936, to the late Arthur C. and Adrienne (Collins) Libby. Alan graduated from Cape Elizabeth High School in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, class of 1954. In November, 1955, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps., and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan, and California, moving up the ranks to Sergeant before being honorably discharged in December 1958. Following his departure from the military, Alan excelled at several different professions. He was a wholesale representative for major appliance manufacturers, dealing with electric utilities and appliance dealers, such as Easy Laundry, Tappan Ranges, and Gibson, and later went on to open his own retail appliance store. In later years, Alan was a regional manager at a major energy company in Vermont, then managed a lumber yard and hardware store, using his quick wit, organization, and business skills to turn each of these companies into profitable and well-managed machines. In his spare time, he enjoyed buying, renovating, and selling old homes and apartment buildings. Alan was a member of The Elks Lodge #879, Claremont, NH, from 1963 to 1975, Vice President of the Claremont Junior Chamber of Commerce from 1964 to 1967. As Vice President, he worked together with the city to raise funds and erect a war memorial for the city. He retired in 1989 at the age of 53, moving to Beverly Hills, FL, in 1996. Alan was an active member of the Beverly Hills Fishing Club, where he started the “News and Events” newsletter and was former Vice President of the organization. Alan enjoyed deep sea fishing, reading and traveling in his spare time. People remember Alan for his outgoing and friendly personality. Alan never met a stranger, striking up conversations and making friends wherever he went. No questions were off limits, often creating awkward and often hilarious moments for those around him. In later years, Alan enjoyed spending time with his fiancée Doris, often assisting and advocating for his friends and neighbors at times when they were less capable to do so for themselves. Alan was preceded in death by his loving wife Shirley Morrill Libby in 1989. He is survived by his fiancée of 13 years, Doris Russell; His children, Audrey L. Walker and her husband Michael of Grantham, NH, and Mark Libby and his wife Wendy of Lunenburg, MA; His sisters Alison Skillings of S. Portland, ME, and Ann Rhodes and her husband Rob of Canton, GA; Grandchildren Adrianne Walker Scott and her husband Lyndon, Tyler Walker and his fiancé Jami Lash, and Philip Libby; and great-grandchildren Ethan (9) and Micah (5) Scott. Funeral Services and burial will be at Harrison Village Cemetery, Harrison, ME, at a later date. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Disabled American Veterans at donate.dav.org, or 877-647-VETS, or DAV, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.


Lamar Lowe

Lamar M Lowe, 51, Naples, FL
Lamar Michael Lowe, age 51 of Naples, Florida, went home to his Lord and Savior on November 27, 2021. He will be remembered by his family and friends as a gentleman who loved nature and animals. He was a gifted artist and was blessed with a musical talent and wonderful voice. At times his dry sense of humor caught you completely by surprise and brought a laugh to your heart and a smile to your face. “Mike” as he was affectionately known loved his Nannie and Poppie and cherished his childhood memories of times he spent with them. Lamar Michael was preceded in death by his grandmother, Mary Smith and his sister Mary Pantoja. Left to cherish his life and memories are: his mother Debbie Pettit, her husband Randy Pettit. his grandfather Theodore Smith (Carol), his aunt and Godmother, Sherry Gentile III (Larry), his brother in Law, Osmany Pantoja, his nieces Jeanette, Alexiss and Jade, and his grandnieces Melania and Bella, and his faithful and treasured friend Martha Pantoja. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Thursday, December 16, 2021 at the First Baptist Church of Inverness, FL. Visitation will be from 10:30 AM until the service time at 11:00 AM. Cremation with care is under the care of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL. Burial with Military Honors will follow at a later date in Florida National Cemetery


Keri Manchester

Keri L Manchester, 52, Inverness, FL
Keri Lynn Manchester, age 52, Inverness, FL went to her eternal home on November 23, 2021. Keri was born in Ft Lauderdale, FL on September 24, 1969 to Ronald and Sharon (Faucetta) Hansen and came to Citrus County 19 years ago from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She is survived by her husband, Glenn A. Manchester, Inverness, FL; her parents, Ronald E. and Sharon Hansen of Inverness; 4 sons: Andrew V. (Anahi) Manchester of San Antonio, TX; Matthew, Marc, and Jonathan Manchester, all of Inverness; 1 brother, Steven (Trish) Hansen of San Antonio, TX There will be a Celebration of Life scheduled for Keri on December 21, 2021 at 11AM at Tree of Life Lutheran Church with Pastor Richard L. Arndt officiating. Private cremation was with Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Lucy Mannion

Lucy A Mannion, 61, Inverness, FL
Lucy Ann Mannion, 61, of Inverness, FL. passed away December 16, 2021 in Ocala, FL. Born in Coral Gables, FL. on January 26, 1960, she was third child to the late Hartwell A. and Bebe C. Dew. Best known for her wide-smiled charm, green-eyed glances, and abundant wit, Lucy was also deeply generous and compassionate. Being a devoted wife and mother was one of the happiest and most fulfilling callings of her life. Endowed with intellect and strength, she taught her children about life and love with reverence and purpose. Lucy excelled as an artist in several media, from silversmithing jewelry and doll-making, to coiling elaborate baskets from pine needles. A proficient genealogist, she thoroughly enjoyed researching her ancestors and Muskogee Creek heritage. Lucy acquired a love of idyllic Florida pastimes early in life like beach combing for shells and treasured all rivers, lakes, and seas. Let us not forget these gifts that made Lucy special, and the auspicious and extraordinary beauty of her precious heart. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Joel Dew and Michael Dew. Lucy is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Mark W. Mannion. She lives on in her daughters, Rachel Mannion of Key West, FL. and Aubrey Mannion of Louisiana. A Celebration of Life Gathering of Family and Friends is scheduled for Saturday, January 8, 1:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


George Mavros, PhD

George S Mavros, PhD, 64, Homosassa, FL
George Mavros (PhD), 64, Homosassa, FL, passed at his home on Thursday, January 20th, 2022. George was born in Adelaide, Australia, on October 14, 1957, to the late Sotirios and Angela (Korogiannis) Mavros. George came to Citrus County in 1979 from Clearwater and prior to that Greece, which he considers is homeland. George earned several degrees, including a Bachelor’s in Microbiology, a Master’s in Microbiology, a MBA in Healthcare Administration, and a Doctorate in Health Service Management. Dr. Mavros started his career in Laboratory Medicine having served as Laboratory Director at Bayonet Point Regional Medical Center and later at Citrus Memorial Hospital, where he developed his career over 31 ½ years. At Citrus Memorial Hospital, he served as Laboratory Director, Director of Professional Services and Chief Operating Officer. Professionally he served on many boards and societies over the years including: President of the Clinical Laboratory Management Association – Florida Chapter, Chairman of the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel, was certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, National Certification Agency for Clinical Laboratory Personnel, American Medical Technologist, America Management Association, and he became a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives. He taught at Pasco- Hernando Community College (now Pasco-Hernando State College) and Central Florida Community College (now College of Central Florida). He served on numerous boards, gave presentations at national meetings on subjects ranging from Clinical Microbiology / Immunology, Laboratory Management, Development of Laboratory Outreach Programs, Electronic Medical Record implementation, and regulation in the healthcare environment amongst others. He served as Privacy and Compliance Officer, and often testified as an expert witness in depositions and court hearings. He served on various community boards including: Habitat for Humanity, Citrus County Emergency Management, Chamber of Commerce, and others. He was involved in multi-million-dollar expansion and construction projects, purchased numerous medical practices, developed the largest Out-patient laboratory service and Rehab service in Citrus County, improved quality and performance to the extent that Citrus Memorial Hospital evolved from a Leapfrog D facility to a Leapfrog B facility (0.03 points away from an A). He was the key executive who managed the transition of Citrus Memorial Hospital from a private not-for-profit to a for-profit facility under the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) umbrella when they acquired the facility in 2014. One of his most proud achievements was the establishment of the Greek Orthodox Church in Citrus County, and directly or indirectly saw the construction of a multi-million-dollar complex that will serve generations to come. His most cherished role however was husband and father. He was married to Constantina Maria Katsouris and between them they cherished 6 children: Michael George Mavros (Lauren) of Boston, MA; Daniel Michael Lucin (Gina) of Springtown, TX; Anthony George Lucin (Brittani) of Ocala, FL; Joseph Louis Lucin (Dana) of Ocala, FL; George Constantino Lucin of Homosassa, FL; and Mariana Daniella Lucin of Homosassa, FL; 7 grandchildren; and his sister, Maria Vastarides of Brooklyn, NY. The Funeral Liturgy and Mass Service is scheduled for Friday, January 28, 2022, at 10:00AM from The Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church in Lecanto, FL, with Fr. George Ioannou officiating. The burial will follow at Fountains Memorial Park, Homosassa, FL. A visitation will be at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL, on Thursday, January 27th from 6 – 8 PM. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Thomas McMath

Thomas S McMath, 64, Hernando, FL
Thomas Scott McMath of Hernando, FL passed away at Select Specialty Hospital in Oxford, FL on November 15, 2021 at the age of 64. He was born to James A. McMath and the late Wanda (McClain) McMath on May 4, 1957 in Indianapolis, IN. Tom earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Ball State University in Muncie, IN. For 3 years he was a Professor at Florida State University teaching Diesel Mechanics. However, his main occupation throughout his lifetime was restoring classic cars and building cars. Tom loved all things to do with cars and it was his life’s passion. Whenever he had spare time, he would be working on cars as well as taking on home improvement tasks. He was talented in so many areas and always did a wonderful job on any project he took on. In 2018, Tom and his wife Gail found the perfect home with some land on which they were able to build his dream garage. Tom was a Christian by faith and attended worship services at the Hills Church in Beverly Hills, FL. He had a deep abiding love for the Lord and was very active in his church. He volunteered much of his time helping out many of the older members of the congregation to run errands. He would drive them to the grocery store as well as help out around their house if needed. Tom enjoyed reading his Bible and his daily devotional. When he took time out for himself, he liked going swimming and working out at the YMCA. He also enjoyed running. Tom would also like people to know that he was very patriotic and proud to be an American. Those left to mourn Tom’s passing include his wife of 14 years, Gail McMath; daughters: Tonya Leonard of California and Tammi McMath of Ohio; his father, James A. McMath of Indiana; brother, Michael McMath of Indiana; sisters: Sherry Cooper and her husband Gary of Indiana, Cynthia Karr of Indiana; and grandchildren: John and Zoey. Tom will also be missed by his beloved Beagle and running partner, Thunder. He was just recently preceded in death by his mother, Wanda McMath. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is being planned by Tom’s family for Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 1:00 PM at The Hills Church and will be conducted by Pastor Phil Horn. The Church is located at 2 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills, FL 34465. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Norman Mitch

Norman Mitch, 82, Dunnellon, FL
Norman Mitch, 82, of Dunnellon, FL passed away January 16, 2022 at his residence in Dunnellon. He was born in Bucks County, PA to the late Elmer and Virginia (Wilson) Mitch, and arrived in this area in 1989 coming from Arizona. Norman was Christian by faith and attended Joy and Praise Fellowship Church in Beverly Hills, FL. He was preceded in death by 2 sons, Paul Mitch and Norman Mitch. Normand is survived by son Steven Mitch of Alabama, daughters Sharon Kimmel and her husband Bob of Yuca Valley, CA Leona Mitch of Dunnellon, FL, and Tammy Dunnigan and her husband Lawrence of Lecanto, FL, and sisters Joan Armistead of Homosassa, FL, and Virginia O’Brien of W. Virginia; 24 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Vincent Morissett

Vincent L Morissett, 79, Inverness, FL
Vincent L. Morisset, 79, Inverness FL, passed away January 4, 2022 at his residence. He was born in Thetford Mines, Province of Quebec, Canada to the late Rheo and Rita (Gregoire) Morisset. He is survived by his loving wife Jacqueline Morisset; sons: Brian L. SSG(R) U.S. Army (Michelle) Morisset of Colorado Springs, CO; Eric R. (Kristi) Morisset of Denver, CO; step-children: Salvatore (Theresa) Zuccarello of PA, Johanna Williams of Tampa, FL, Frank (Angela) Zuccarello of Lutz, FL, and Jacqueline (Mark) Parks of Land of Lakes, FL; sisters: Louise (Larry) Lowe of Cocoa, FL and Celine (Trent) Codd of Asheville, NC, and ten grandchildren; he was the loving uncle to five nephews and one niece. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael A. Morisset Airman 1st class, and son-in-law, Guy Williams. Vincent was successful at embracing his blended family. Vincent excelled in academics throughout his high school years at Archbishop Curley High School in Miami, Florida. He subsequently earned a degree from the School of Pharmacy at The University of Florida in 1967. Vincent and his wife Jacqueline built their own house along the Withlacoochee River in Inverness, FL. Vincent had diverse interests, which included working with computers, woodworking, auto maintenance, reading and genealogy (he traced his family generations back to the 1600's through the original Land Grants from Normandy, France. Additionally, Vincent had a great love for animals of all kinds. He was a thirty-five year member of AA and throughout his tenure was a well respected sponsor and all around great man. A Celebration of Life service is scheduled for Monday, January 10th, at 12:00 Noon, at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The service will be streamed. Go to: Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory facebook page. You must have your own facebook account to watch the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Camp E-NiNi-Hassee, 7027 E. Stage Coach Trail, Floral City, FL, 34436


Bruce Nesbitt

Bruce H Nesbitt, 63, Inverness, FL
Bruce Henry Nesbitt, 63, of Inverness, FL passed away on January 14th, 2022 in Orlando, FL. He was born to the late Roger L. and Alice (Dobyns) Nesbitt on August 14th, 1958 in Holden, Massachusetts. He was preceded in death by his beloved sons, Gerald and Nicholas Nesbitt. Those left to cherish Bruce’s memory are his son, Trever Nesbitt of Deltona, FL; his brother, Roger Nesbitt; his sisters, Ann Deckerhoff and Joyce Ansley; and his two grandchildren. Arrangements for Bruce are private at this time. Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Alma Nibling

Alma M Nibling, 92, Floral City, FL
Alma M. Nibling, 92, of Floral City, FL., passed away November 4, 2021, at the Marliere Hospice House in New Port Richey, FL. Alma was born in Akron, Ohio on May 29, 1929, to the late Chester and Mary Catherine (Mulhair) Udell. On January 3, 1946, Alma married the love of her life, Cecil Nibling, with whom she shared 70 years of marriage. For years Alma enjoyed life as a homemaker, one who had several exceptional talents including professional cake decorating & catering, seamstress, and artistic painting, with reverse glass painting her specialty. Later Alma began working in the medical field as a physician assistant. In 1990, Alma and Cecil moved from Akron, Ohio to Floral City, Florida. Alma continued working as a physician assistant until retiring; she continued painting and also took up card-making. Alma attended New Testament Baptist Church in Floral City during her time in Florida. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters: Sandra Meyers and husband, David, of Akron, OH; and Carolyn Pennell of The Woodlands, TX; grandchildren: Scott Meyers, Brian Meyers, and Jennifer Pennell; and great grandchild, Jennifer Meyers. In addition to her husband Cecil, she was preceded in death by her sons, Bruce Nibling in January 2002, John Nibling in September 2021; and her four siblings: Anita Miller, Ellanore Bilich, Gerald Udell and Elmer Udell. Alma will be interred with her husband at the Western Reserve National Cemetery in Seville, OH. Private cremation with care is provided by the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Joyce O'Haver

Joyce E O'Haver, 91, Floral City, FL
Joyce E. O’Haver, 91, of Floral City, FL passed away December 21, 2021 at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL. She was born in Adrian, MI on April 17, 1930 to the late Kenneth and Opal (Briggs) Peavey. Joyce was a retail salesperson, and arrived in this area in 2017, coming from Lake Panasoffkee, FL. She attended First Baptist of Lake Panasoffkee for many years, and then attending Calvary Chapel in Inverness, FL. Joyce enjoyed watching the Mets play baseball, and watching golf. She also enjoyed crochet, taking walks, and watching “The Price Is Right”. She was preceded in death by one brother, Norman Peavey. Survivors include her loving daughters Ronda Warrick and her husband Richard of Floral City, FL, Angela Selbee of Inverness, FL, Carla Huffman of Port Richey, FL, and Debra Edwards of Hanover, MI; sisters Joanne Dart of New York and Nadlyn Scire of Michigan; 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Joyce’s urn will be laid to rest at Zion Cemetery in Blissfield, MI at a later date. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to: Vitas Hospice, P.O. Box 1330, Lecanto, FL 34460. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral with Crematory, Inverness.


Alfred Parker

Alfred H Parker, 91, Inverness, FL
Alfred Holcomb “Bill” Parker, 91, of Inverness, FL passed away on November 30th, 2021 under the care of VITAS Hospice in Lecanto, FL. He was born to the late Edward R. and Sarah E. (Mumford) Parker on April 5th, 1930 in Lyons, GA and in 1983, married his beloved wife, Linda L. Parker. He was a Truck Driver for over 48 years and even owned and operated, with his wife, two Mexican Restaurants in Oklahoma. He and his wife made Citrus County their home 9 years ago when they moved from Bradenton, FL. Bill will be remembered for being a great story teller to his children and grandchildren, for loving the Lord and his church, He loved walking on the beach and going to gospel concerts. He enjoyed playing golf and picked up the sport at the age of 80 years old. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Nancy and by several of his brothers and sisters. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Linda; his brother, Virgil Smith (Joann) of Brunswick, GA; his children, Wayne Parker (Norma Jean) of Inverness, FL; Steve Parker (Marsha) of Swansea, SC, Sandra Parker Rouse of Woodland Park, CO; Todd Parker (Tiffany) of Fort Smith, AR, Darrell Parker (Jean) of Florida; his 14 cherished grandchildren; his 25 adored great-grandchildren; and his 10 beloved great-great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life, held by Bill’s family, will take place on Tuesday, December 7th, 1pm, at the Hernando Church of the Nazarene. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to his church. Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Edward "Cameron" Parker

Edward "Cameron" Parker, 59, Brooksville, FL
Edward “Cameron” Parker, 59, of Brooksville, FL, passed away at Oakhill Hospital on November 24, 2021. He was the son of the late John & Elsie Parker, and the husband of the late Debra DeCosta Parker whom passed on March 3, 2019. The family moved to Florida from Canada in 1976. Prior to Cameron’s illness, he was the chef at the VFW Post 7122, in Floral City, FL along with his wife Debra. Cam is survived by his In-laws: Joan David DeCosta, Dawn DeCosta, and Hayley Gallo. A Gathering of Friends is scheduled for Saturday, December 4th, from 3:00 to 5:00PM. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to: VFW Post 7122, in Floral City, FL. Cameron will be laid to rest next to his wife in Tiverton, R.I. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, FL is assisting the family with Cremation with Care arrangements.


Timothy Paul

Timothy L Paul, 69, Floral City, FL
Timothy L. Paul, 69, of Floral City, FL passed away on November 13th, 2021 under the care of Oak Hill Hospital of Brooksville, FL. He was born to the late Robert Carmen and Irene L. (Blevins) Paul on December 13th, 1951 in Clarksville, Indiana. He was an automobile body painter for Ford Motor Company for over 34 years and also painted cars during his time of running his own auto body painting business. Timothy will be remembered for his love of fishing. Many in his neighborhood will remember Timothy as the person riding around on his golf cart, visiting with all of the other neighborhood men, drinking coffee and having morning chats together. Timothy enjoyed attending First Christian Church of Inverness, FL with his wife of 50 years, Mary. Together, they made Citrus County their home when they moved here in 2005 from Indiana. Along with his parents, Timothy is preceded in death by his brother, John Kevin Paul. Those left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife, Mary; his children, Timothy Michael Paul of Inverness, FL and Lisa Romeo (Nick) of Lanesville, Indiana; his siblings, Anthony Paul of Jacksonville, FL and Carmen West of Gulf Breeze, FL; his six adored grandchildren, Olivia, Lily, Nathan, Jacob, Alayna, and Gabriel Romeo; and his many dear neighborhood and church friends. A Celebration of Life, held at First Christian Church of Inverness, on Monday, November 22, 2021, at 11:00AM. Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Bertha Podwys

Bertha U Podwys, 98, Brooksville, FL
Bertha U. Siegl-Podwys was just sixteen days short of her 99th birthday when she passed away peacefully early evening Friday November 12th, 2021, in the care of Hospice with her family by her side. Born on November 28th, 1922, raised on her family’s farm in Berwick Pennsylvania as the twelfth of thirteen children by Paul and Bertha Urban. As a young child, Bertha enjoyed playing outdoor sports with all her older brothers. So, it’s no surprise that she would pursue a career which would do something involving planes. Her career started with Grumman Aerospace as a part assembly worker, and later with Northrup Grumman Aerospace as a bookkeeper. While working with Grumman Bertha joined their Bowling and Golf teams and excelled and asked to be on the company’s team of competition in both area of sports which would involve travelling within the United States and playing against other company teams in which she won several single and team tournaments and accumulated a vast collection of first place awards. During this time at the brink of the United States entering World War II Bertha met and married Private Godfrey H. Siegl who would later become Spec Tech II as an Interpreter for the U.S. Army. They married June of 1942 in Brooklyn, New York and upon his return they had four children and moved to Hicksville, Long Island, NY. Bertha remained betrothed until his death in April of 1981. Upon her husband’s retirement in 1976, they relocated down to Citrus County Florida, where they purchased a home at the residence in the town of Inverness. Bertha obtained her GED at the age of 65 and Bertha continued to serve her community as a school bus driver and later as a driver of the Handicap school bus for a total of 10 years in the school system. It was not too long before Bertha met Stanley Podwys a retired Ford Engineer while taking ballroom dance lessons which led to their marriage in October of 1987. Together, they shared the same common interest of flying airplanes, enabling her to finally complete her lifelong dream in obtaining a Pilot license June 23rd 1990, at the age of 68. Over the years, Bertha enjoyed life and traveling the world over with her new husband. She was a proud member of the 99er’s Club of Women Pilots in the Florida Suncoast Chapter. She also relished the time she shared with family and friends on outings and functions. She is preceded in death by both of her first husband Godfrey H. Siegl and her second husband Stanley Podwys. She is survived by her four children: Joan Rudolph of Floral City, Fl, Godfrey “Fred” Siegl Jr. and wife, Judy Siegl of Paw-Paw, Mi, Jean Holloway of Beverly Hills, Fl and Robin Dombroski of Brooksville, Fl, seven grandchildren Debbie Rudolph of Ocala, Fl, Dawn Libardi of Floral City, Fl and Jessica Kubik and Fred Siegl 3rd of Dowagiac, Mi, Jeffrey Holloway of Berwick, Pa, Andrew Dombroski of Brooksville, Fl and Brynn Dombroski of Charlotte, NC and five great Grandchildren: Jacqueline Libardi of NY, Vincent Libardi of Floral City, FL . Allyssa, Dylan, and Lily of Dowagiac, Mi. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Saturday, November 20th at 11:00 AM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home.


David Preast

David E Preast, 75, Inverness, FL
David Eugene Preast of Inverness, FL went home to be with his Lord and Saviour, his loving family by his side at Vitas Hospice on November 19, 2021 at the age of 75. He was born to the late Jennings and Elsie (Skaggs) Preast on March 6, 1946 in Crab Orchard, WV. David proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving from 1966 to 1968. Following his military service, he became a cook for the Veterans Medical Center retiring after 34 years of dedicated service. While working at the hospital he met a nurse named Pamela O’Neal whom he married one month after their meeting. They went on to share 46 years of loving marriage together. David and Pamela became Florida “snowbirds” in January of 2007 but decided to make Citrus County their permanent home later that same year. He was a Christian by faith and a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness where he enjoyed attending services and fellowship with his church family. In his spare time he loved biking the Withlacoochee state trail, riding 25 to 30 miles daily except on Sunday’s. David also loved football, especially West Virginia football. He was able to do a fair amount of traveling with his wife Pam over the years and prior to their move to Florida they took many guided bus tours all over the United States. Once they made Florida their home they enjoyed taking cruises together. David loved spending time with his family and especially enjoyed family dinners and holidays. He will be remembered for his kindness, gentle spirit and warm nature. He always had a welcoming smile on his face. In addition to his wife Pamela, those left to mourn David’s passing include his brother, Robert Preast and his wife Helen; sister, Alberta Petros; and a great many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He will also be missed by his bike riding pal, Carl Mutter. He was preceded in death by brothers: Jack, George and Jerry Preast; sisters: Helen Durham, Betty Dancy, Mina McCoy and Frances Caudill. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 3:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness and will be conducted by Pastor Darrell Reneau of Cornerstone Baptist Church. Following the chapel service, full military honors will be rendered by VFW Post 4337 Honor Guard. Friends are invited to join David’s family in visitation beginning at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, friends are encouraged to make donations to Cornerstone Baptist Church of Inverness at https://atthecorner.churchcenter.com/giving or Vitas Hospice, P.O. Box 1330, Lecanto, FL 34460. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Kathleen "Kathy" Pruitt

Kathleen "Kathy" Pruitt, 66, Inverness, FL
Kathleen “Kathy” Pruitt, 66, of Inverness, passed away January 4, 2022 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Kathy was born on September 29, 1955 in Staten Island, NY and relocated to Citrus County in 1976. She was a travel consultant for Accent Travel Company for over 18 years. She loved to travel, especially cruising, and helping other people with their travel plans. She enjoyed having a great time and loved to socialize. Kathy also enjoyed gardening and swimming in her pool; she even took up playing golf with her husband, David. Most of all, Kathy enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandson. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 48 years, David Pruitt; her children: Dodi Pruitt (wife, Kahla) of Inverness, FL, Lisa Moser (husband, John) of New York and David Pruitt of Inverness; her mother, Barbara Mersereau; her brothers: Jasper, William and Edward Mersereau: her sister, Virginia Ortolano; and her grandchildren: MyCaila, Cody, Ryan, Stewart, Alexis, Jacob, Alivia, Jaxon, Sawyer, Tucker and David, Jr., and her great grandson, Kason. Preceded in death, her father, Eugene Mersereau. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Peter Ricci

Peter J Ricci, 86, Inverness, FL
Peter Joseph Ricci of Inverness, FL passed away at his home while surrounded by his loving family on October 29, 2021 at the age of 86. He was born to the late Eligio and Marie (Cammerino) Ricci on May 27, 1935 in Hackensack, NJ. Peter proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army, serving in Korea. Following his military service he attended the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art in Newark, NJ. After graduation he became a commercial artist for the retail industry. On December 17, 1977 he married Jane (Sweeney) Ricci and together they shared 43 years of loving marriage. Peter and Jane made Citrus County their home in 2000 after relocating from Virginia Beach, VA. He was a lifetime member of Hernando VFW #4252 and in his spare time he enjoyed golfing, painting and creating art. Peter also loved spending time with his family and soaking up the sun. In addition to his wife Jane, those left to mourn Peter’s passing include his sons: Kurt Ricci, Peter Ricci and his wife Karan, Patrick Ricci, Christian Ricci; daughters: Sally Miller, Lisa Imbert and her husband Frank, Jessica Nuanes and her husband Brandon Nuanes; several grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by 9 brothers and sisters. A committal service is scheduled for Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL where full military honors will be rendered by Floral City VFW #7122 Honor Guard. Cremation care by Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Vitas Hospice. 3350 W. Audubon Park Path, Lecanto, FL 34461. https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E232399&id=1


Justin Saslo

Justin A Saslo, 34, Inverness, FL
Justin Andrew Saslo, age 34, Inverness, FL passed away suddenly December 26, 2021. Justin was born in Kingston, PA on September 15, 1987 to Gary M. Saslo and Michelle Zieminski Saslo and came to Florida in 1990 with his parents from Nanticoke, PA. Our beloved Justin Saslo will be missed more than words can say. He possessed many talents, but most importantly, he had a huge heart. He loved to help others when he was able. He made those around him laugh. He loved to sing and dance, and was pretty good at it to say the least. He was an exceptional automobile mechanic and a talented member of the marching band, the swing band and the concert band in high school. He had a great love of nature, enjoyed camping, boating and being on the water. He loved his two beautiful daughters, Jessie and Jamie, as well as all of his family. Although all were not named, Justin also loved his blended families. Justin, we can only hope you now know what a beautiful person you are and how loved you are by all of us that know you. Left to cherish his memory are his father, Gary M. Saslo; Justin’s two children, Jessica and Jamie Saslo; their mother, Rose Saslo; his brother, Jordan Saslo; and his step father, Tony Marques. He was preceded in death by his mother, Michelle Marques on March 15, 2021. There is a Celebration of Life Scheduled for Friday, December 31, 2021 at 3:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Giglio officiating. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Cremation with care arranged by the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL


Alice Sawyer

Alice A Sawyer, 85, Inverness, FL
On Monday, December 20th, 2021, following a long illness, the soul of Alice Sawyer, beloved wife of Wayne Sawyer, passed peacefully away to be with the Lord. Alice leaves behind her husband of 67 years; three sons, Tom Sawyer of Citrus County, John Sawyer of Athens, Georgia; and Scott Sawyer of Indianapolis, Indiana; one deceased daughter, Janet Muse of Roswell, Georgia; eight grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Alice will always be remembered for her beautiful smile and outgoing personality. Following her graduation from high school in Girard, Ohio, she attended one year at the Mt. Union College in Alliance, Ohio where she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. Before and after marriage she worked at A&P Tea Company grocery in Girard, Ohio. As a housewife she became a mother to four children. She loved living on a small farm in New Richmond, Ohio. She enjoyed horseback riding and attending to cats, dogs, horses, and assorted livestock. She coached a Junior-High School Girls’ Softball Team. After leaving the farm, she worked as Co-Manager of Morgan’s Canoe Livery in Brookville, Indiana. She handled all reservations for 225 canoes. When the Sawyer family moved to Athens, Georgia in 1976, Alice got hired at Athens Bank and Trust. She was well regarded by the bank owners and trained attorneys in managing trust accounts for their clients. Alice retired from the bank in Athens when she and her husband moved to Floral City, FL in 1993. She loved the lake front home on Duval Island but still wanted to work. Based on her banking experience, Brannon Bank hired her to help establish their new branch in Hernando. Alice and the branch manager were a dynamic team building up the bank’s clientele. Many local people still remember her smile and help she gave them. She retired after 10 years of service. Alice was always active in church and also in patriotic service to our nation. At death, she was a 54 year member of Daughters of American Revolution. She has served as Flag Chairman for the State of Ohio. She also served as Chairman of Pledges. She has served two terms as Regent of the DAR Annuttaliga Chapter of Brooksville, FL. Alice was a member of the Mayflower Society and Mullins Colony in Ocala. Before health problems, she was an active member of Good Hope UMC on Istachata Road. Alice’s life will be remembered at a Celebration of Life Service scheduled for Wednesday, December 29th at 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory in Inverness, FL. Cremation with care followed. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to: Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306


Robert Schantz

Robert A Schantz, 85, Inverness, FL
Robert A Schantz, age 85, Inverness, FL passed away November 18, 2021 at the Vitas Hospice House in Lecanto, FL. Robert was born in Gibson City, IL on December 1, 1935. He was predeceased in death by his parents, Albert P. Schantz & Hazel D. Schantz and brother, Delmar Schantz. Bob graduated from Gibson City High and earned a full athletic scholarship toward his college BS degree. He was inducted into the Gibson City High Hall of Athletic Fame in 2013 for his efforts in basketball and football. After 18 years coaching and teaching in Fort Lauderdale, he moved to Inverness in 1977. He taught Metal and Wood Shop, Drafting and Drivers’ Ed at Crystal River High School until his retirement in 1995. He then worked parttime at Plantation Golf Course for 25 years. Bob enjoyed Tennis, Golf, woodworking, traveling, fishing, RV camping and spending time with his family. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 57 years, Josephine Davis Schantz; 2 children; Robert Schantz, Jr and his wife Shelley of Inverness; Deanna Hadley and husband Jeffrey of Citrus Springs; 1 brother, Edward Schantz; 4 sisters: Betty Sallee, Ruth Mettauer, Jean Williams and Wilma Streenz; 5 grandchildren: Sydney, Taylor and Tyler Schantz; Tyler and Trent Hadley. There will be a private Memorial Service soon. Cremation with care by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Dorothy Schutt

Dorothy N Schutt, 83, Inverness, FL
Dorothy Nell Schutt of Inverness, FL passed away at Diamond Ridge Health and Rehab in Lecanto on November 7, 2021 at the age of 83. She was born to the late Lemunal and Anna (Ford) Meadows on October 18, 1938 in Detroit, MI. On April 26, 1968 she was united in marriage with Gaylord H. Schutt with whom she shared 28 years of loving marriage until his passing on October 24, 1996. Dorothy and her husband resided in New Baltimore, MI but made Hilman, MI their home in 1989. In 1992, they became Florida “Snowbirds” and eventually made Inverness, FL their permanent home. Dorothy’s activities included being a Den Mother, Softball Coach and helping out with the New Baltimore Wrestling Team. Once she made Inverness her home she became a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the VFW and IRRU. Dorothy is survived by her children: Wayne Caruthers, Nancy Bayonces, Thomas Caruthers, Laura (Chris) Bianco, James Caruthers, Donna Kleb, Jeffery (Laurie) Schutt, Lemual (Melissa) Schutt, Earl (Kim) Schutt and Anna (Rick) Rhein. She is also survived by stepchildren: Henry (Lark) Schutt, August Schutt, John Schutt, Ernie (Sharon) Schutt, Alfred (Terry) Schutt, Kathy Parr and Wanda Sampson. Dorothy also leaves behind a great many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Caroline Bayles; stepchildren: Jeanette Coulon, Gaylord H. Schutt, Jr., Delores Harm, Joyce Martis; sister, Della Absher; brother, Paul Meadows. Services for Dorothy will take place in Michigan at a later date and will be under the direction of Will & Schwarzkoff Funeral Home in Mount Clemens, MI. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Rosemary Seaman

Rosemary Seaman, 91, Inverness, FL
Rosemary Seaman, 91, of Inverness, FL passed away December 21, 2021 at her residence in Inverness. She was born in North Bellmore, NY on November 30, 1930 to the late Frederick and Jenny (Lent) Hellmer. Rosemary was a waitress and arrived in this area in 1990 coming from Long Island, NY. She was Catholic by faith and attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. Rosemary was preceded in death by her husband George Seaman in 1997, one son George Seaman and one brother George Seaman. She is survived by her children John Seaman and his wife Patricia from Punta Gorda, FL, Thomas Seaman and his wife Helen of Melbourne, FL, Kathleen Boese and her husband Fred of Inverness, Deborah Johnson, also of Inverness, and Lynn Ann McCloskey and her husband Terrence of Sanford, NC; Many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL


Robert Sedler

Robert C Sedler, 71, Inverness, FL
Robert C. Sedler of Inverness, FL passed away at Vitas Hospice in Lecanto on October 25, 2021 at the age of 71. He was born to Robert Melvin and Lois (Pifer) Sedler on May 3, 1950 in Erie, PA. Robert proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy. He made Florida his home in 2009 after relocating from Pennsylvania. Robert was an extremely hard worker and skilled contractor having renovated and built many homes from the ground up. Additionally, Robert owned and managed many of his own rental properties. His favorite pastime activity was riding motorcycles. He also loved horses and horseback riding. Robert had always owned horses throughout his lifetime. Those left to mourn Robert’s passing are his loving son, Robert “Bobby” Sedler of Crystal River, FL; brother, Dennis Sedler and his wife Carol of Erie, PA and sister, Cheryl Allen of Fort Myers, FL. He also leaves behind his dear lifelong friend Eric Staley and his significant other Joyce Cottrill of Inverness, FL. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ronald Seymour

Ronald W Seymour, 72, Beverly Hills, FL
Ronald W. Seymour 72 years old of Beverly Hills, FL passed away January 14, 2022 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. He was born September 26, 1949 in Gary, Indiana. He earned his Engineering Degree from Michigan State University and was a Veteran of The United States Marine Corps. He owned his own finish carpentry business. He is survived by his wife of 37 years Leslie Seymour, 2 daughters, Kristine Carter (Scott) of Hopatcong, NJ and Jennifer Gordon (Gabe) of Apalachiola, FL, also survived by his brother Donald, his sister Judy, 2 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Burial has been scheduled February 1, 2022 at 11am with military honors in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. The funeral procession will leave promptly 10:15am from Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Cremation.


Annie Simms

Annie P Simms, 88, Inverness, FL
Annie Pearl Simms, age 88 of Inverness, FL passed to the Greater Life on January 16, 2022 at her son’s residence. Annie was born in Shannon, MS on August 29, 1933 to the late Earl Hodges and Mariah Cox Hodges. Left to cherish her memory are ten children: Charles Hayden, Tommie Hayden, Ronald Hayden, Donald Hayden, Frederick Hayden, Buzz Begier, Sharon Tolbert, Yvonne Williams, Beverly Hayden, Brenda Hayden-Brown; her brother, Jessie Hodges; 2 sisters: Mariah Hershey and Mae Wilbur Walker; many adoring grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. Annie’s Celebration of Life is scheduled for Saturday, January 22, 2022 from the Centreville Seventh Day Adventist Church in Centreville, MI. Cremation With Care entrusted to the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Doris Sissom

Doris A Sissom, 82, Inverness, FL
Doris Ann Sissom, 82, of Inverness, FL passed away on October 31st, 2021 under the care of her family at her home. She was born to the late Elmer and Eleanor White Johnfauno on March 2nd, 1939 in Indianapolis, Indiana. She and her late husband, Lelon, made Citrus County their home in 1971 after moving from Indiana. She was married to her beloved husband for over 40 years before his passing in January 2003. Doris enjoyed shopping, traveling, cooking, and spending time with her friends and family, especially all of her cherished grandchildren. Along with her parents and husband, Doris was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda Rogers and by her brother, Richard “Bud” Johnfauno. Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Beverly Frazee of Floral City, FL, Patricia Tongate of Inverness, FL, and Brenda Wilfong (Ralph) of Springhill, FL; her brother, James Thomas “Tom” Johnfauno; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. She was loved by many and will be missed deeply. Arrangements for Doris are private at this time. She will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery of Bushnell, FL alongside her husband. In lieu of flowers and cards, the family kindly requests that memorial donations be made to the National Kidney Foundation in Doris’ name. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home.


Joanne Smith

Joanne A Smith, 91, Inverness, FL
Joanne A. Smith of Inverness, FL passed away at her home on October 28, 2021 at the age of 91. She was born to the late Donald and Irene (Heinz) Carlile on September 24, 1930 in Peoria, IL. Following high school, Joanne attended St. Francis Medical Center College of Nursing in Peoria, IL and became a Registered Nurse. She and her husband made Citrus County their home in 1974 after relocating from Beloit, WI. Joanne worked as a nurse at Citrus Memorial Hospital for 17 years. She had previously worked as a clinic nurse and a school nurse over the years. Joanne was a member of the R&R Retired Nursing Club, Inverness VFW Post #4337 and Inverness Moose Lodge #2112. She was a Christian by faith and a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness. In her spare time she enjoyed reading, traveling and spending time with her family and grandchildren. Those left to mourn Joanne’s passing include her daughter, Cynthia Tobin and her husband Thomas of Inverness, FL; sons: Daniel Smith and his wife Alice of Jacksonville, FL, Steven Smith and his wife Sun-Hee of San Antonio, TX; brother, James Carlile and his wife Lynn of Peoria, IL; sisters: Julia Ann Thompson and her husband Jim of Chillicothe, IL, Flo Krueger and her husband Jim of Cedar Rapids, IA; grandchildren: Joshua, Jennifer and her husband Edgar, Katie, Sarah, Kenneth, Katherine, Samuel; and 2 great grandchildren: Emilio and Ezekiel. She will also be missed by her dear cat, Angel. Joanne was preceded in death by her loving husband of 43 years, Kenneth Smith on June 5, 1995 and sister, Mary Lou Dowd. A Funeral Service of Remembrance for Joanne is scheduled for Thursday November 4, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness and will be conducted by Pastor Darrell Reneau of Cornerstone Baptist Church. Friends are invited to join the family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Following the chapel service, a brief committal service will take place at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell at 12:30 PM. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Robert Smith

Robert H Smith, 86, Hernando, FL
Robert Herman “Pops” Smith, 86 of Hernando, FL, passed away on November 24, 2021 at his home in Hernando with his loving family by his side. He was born to the late Grover and Doris (Mann) Smith on January 22, 1935, in Hackensack, NJ. His passion was driving semi trucks all over the United States. He bravely served our country as a member of the United States Army. He and the love of his life, his late wife Elizabeth “Liz” made Citrus County their home in 1975, after making the move from New Jersey. Pops enjoyed driving his semi (being on the open road), watching Fox news, baseball (especially the NY Mets and Tampa Bay Rays), and spending time with his dog “Peanut” and his family, eating breakfast at Mama’s Kuntry Kafe. He also loved to watch his son race. Pops, along with his parents was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 47 years, Elizabeth “Liz”, in July of 2019; 4 sons, 2 brothers, Grover (Junior Smith and Harold (Fritz) Smith. Left to cherish his memory are his living children: Donna (Lloyd) Orfield of Colorado Springs, CO, Bobby Smith of Vero Beach, FL, Jimmie (Vicki) Smith of Dunnellon, Jamie Smith, Tommy (Nikki) Smith, Richie (Claudette) Smith, all of Hernando, BJ Smith (Angela) and Christie Smith (Denny) of Inverness, Kristy Key of Kissimmee, FL; a brother Barry Smith of Middletown, NY; 37 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren, 6 great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A funeral service of remembrance will be held on Saturday December 11, 2021 at 11:00 AM, at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, with Pastor Dave Maddox, officiating. A visitation will begin at 10:00 AM. Because of Robert’s dedicated military service, full military honors will take place at the funeral home following the services. Robert along with his wife, Elizabeth will be laid to rest at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Steven Smolensky

Steven W Smolensky, 52, ,
On the morning of November 30, 2021 Steven Wayne Smolensky was taken too soon from his family and friends at the young age of 52. Steve was born to Wayne and Carine Smolensky on February 22, 1969 in Tampa, FL. He is preceded in death by his daughter Meagan Ashley Smolensky. He is survived by his wife, Katie Smolensky, two daughters, Jennifer Smolensky of Longwood, FL, and Caitlyn Smolensky of Crystal River, FL, step-son Jacob Everett, his parents Wayne and Carine Smolensky of Inverness, FL, his first best friend, sister Stacey Engstrom and her children Alyssa and Mitchell Engstrom. He also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins, in-law family, and loved friends. Sadly, Steve lost his first love and first born daughter, Meagan Ashley, in 1994. He went on to have two more beautiful daughters, Jennifer and Catie. They were his greatest pride and joy and loved them with his whole being. He was also very proud of his step son Jacob, who is currently following in his footsteps with a career in law enforcement. Steve married the love of his life and best friend, Katie, in 2017. They shared their lives together in Inverness, FL doing all the things they loved and living their best lives. In his youth, Steve was a Boy Scout. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout with troop 302 from Inverness, FL. He graduated from Citrus High School in 1987. Steve started his dream of becoming a law enforcement officer when he became a deputy with the Citrus County Sheriff's Office in 1992. After 25 years, he completed that mission retiring in 2017 doing what he loved; by serving his great community of Citrus County. Steve also obtained his Bachelor of Science and Management Degree in 2011. Steve was currently working for Suburban Propane as a bobtail delivery driver and regional driver trainer. He proudly served no matter where he was needed. A few of Steve's greatest passions were being on the water in his boat or with his RV at a campground riding his golf cart or motorcycle. He lived his life to the fullest. He also had a great love for movies and music, with a great fondness for Neil Diamond who is the "greatest singer/songwriter/performer of this and any other generation". A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Wednesday, December 8th at 2:00 PM at Calvary Chapel Church, 960 South Florida Avenue, Inverness, FL. Dr. Doug Alexander will officiate. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family.


William Soper, M.D.

William D Soper, M.D., 79, Hernando, FL
William Donald Soper, M.D. of Hernando, FL passed away at his home while surrounded by his loving family on November 20, 2021 at the age of 79. He was born to the late Donald and Emogene (Parks) Soper on September 1, 1942 in St. Joseph, MO. William was a member of the U.S. Army National Guard for many years. After earning his Doctorate Degree in Medicine, he went into private practice and owned and operated the Liberty Clinic in Liberty, MO for almost 50 years. William established a home here in Citrus County 7 years ago and enjoyed spending time playing golf with his friends at the Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club. He also had an artistic flair and greatly enjoyed photography and woodworking and had made many spice racks and cutting boards for family and friends. He also enjoyed technology and learning and keeping up with the latest advances and innovations available. William was Catholic by faith and a parishioner of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Kansas City, MO. Those left to mourn William’s passing include his wife of 39 years, Patricia Soper; his sons: Doug Soper and his wife Margaret, Greg Soper, Jon Soper and his wife Keri; stepson, Mark Thompson; stepdaughters: Colleen Pelletier and Bridget Sonnleiter; sister, Jo Anne Groenenboom; grandchildren: Kirra, Billy, Morgan, Sara, Aubrey; great grandchildren: John, Grace, William and Hudson. He will also be missed by his faithful Lhasa Apso, Annie. William was sadly preceded in death by his son in law, US Army Lieutenant Colonel Jason E. Pelletier in 2020. A Gathering of Bill’s Family and Friends is planned for Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM in the Garden Room at the Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club in Hernando. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Joseph Springer, Jr.

Joseph E Springer, Jr., 79, Hernando, FL
Joseph Earl “Joe” Springer, Jr., 79, of Hernando, FL passed away on December 12, 2021 at his home. He was born to the late Joseph E. Springer, Sr. and Bessie Law Springer on August 15, 1942 in Salem, NJ. He was an Instruments Mechanic at DuPont Chemical Company for many years and honorably served our country as a member of the United States Army. He and his wife of 34 years, Mary Ann, made Citrus County their home 24 years ago when they moved together from New Jersey. Joe enjoyed hunting and fishing, tinkering in his garage, going out and enjoying a cold beer with his friends, and riding in his Airboat. He was a member of the local VFW, American Legion, and Citrus County Airboat Alliance where he served as Past President. Those left to cherish his memory, along with his beloved wife, Mary Ann, are his children, Sandra Kearney, Susan Swiderski, Kelli Green, and Michael Skelton; his sister, Carol Scholz; and his five adored grandchildren. A Celebration of Life for Joe will be held on Saturday, January 22nd, 2022 from 12-3 PM at Joe and Mary Ann’s home. Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Marie Stevens

Marie C Stevens, 80, Inverness, FL
Marie C. Stevens, 80, of Inverness, FL passed away December 4, 2021 at Citrus Health & Rehab Center in Inverness. She was born in Providence, RI on February 7, 1941 to the late Edward J. and Florinda (Squillante) Kosior. Marie was a legal assistant for several law offices, and arrived in this area in 1992, coming from Miami, FL. She was Catholic by faith, and enjoyed yard work. Marie is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Ernest Stevens. Also surviving are her children Keith Stevens and his wife Lisa of Carolina Shores, NC, Craig Stevens of Inverness, and Michelle Stevens of Brooksville, FL; 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


William Tarr

William A Tarr, 92, Inverness, FL
William Allen Tarr, 92, of Inverness, FL passed away on December 27th, 2021 under the care of Citrus Memorial Hospital of Inverness. He was born to the late Manuel and Lois (Culbertson) Tarr on November 30th, 1929 in West Baden Springs, Indiana. He made Citrus County his home about 43 years ago when he and his family moved from Bloomington, Indiana. He was an Electrical Engineer for many years, manufacturing military equipment and television broadcasting equipment. He enjoyed boating and fishing, camping, and being outdoors. William was preceded in death by his loving spouse of 41 years, Wilma Tarr, in October of 1995 and his siblings. Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Julie Sheppard of Inverness, FL, Diana Knapp of Indiana, and Cheryl Tarr of Georgia; his three grandsons; his four great-grandchildren; and his three great-great-grandchildren. William was loved by many and will be missed dearly. Arrangements for William are private at this time. Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Robert "Bob" Thompson

Robert "Bob" L Thompson, 92, Inverness, FL
The family of Robert L. (Bob) Thompson, 92, of Inverness, announces with sorrow and also with appreciation and joy for being part of his life, his death on January 8, 2022. Bob was born on May 5, 1929, in Wellsville, Ohio. As a child, his gift and lifelong love for music was apparent. He soon began playing music with his mother and siblings. By the time he entered high school, he had his own popular band that played big-band era music in Ohio and Pennsylvania. After graduating high school in 1949, Bob went on to an internship in the music retail business in Chicago. While there, he was called to serve his nation in the Korean War. He served honorably and proudly as a member of the 1st Cavalry Division of the United States Army. His gift for playing the clarinet and saxophone combined with many hours of practicing and a strong work ethic gave him the opportunity to play in the bands of notable celebrities such as Danny Thomas and Lawrence Welk. Bob moved to Florida in 1957, where, in addition to performing, he opened a chain of music stores called The Melody Shop. He offered music lessons at the stores, and it was there that he realized his life’s calling — being a music tutor to young people. With his witty, dry humor and his ability to connect with young people, he was a natural and beloved instructor and encourager. During his amazing 61 years as a music mentor and salesman in the music retail business, he had a talent for teaching the fundamentals of playing band instruments. But his true gift was for encouraging children to enter band programs. Appreciative band directors praised his talent for recruitment. He was a music evangelist who passed his torchlight of music to tens of thousands of young people who entered school bands, and to some who went on to pursue careers in music. Bob was preceded in death by his son, Keith Thompson. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 50 years, Kathleen Thompson, his children, Mark Thompson of Mississippi and Maralee McKee (Kent) of Orlando, FL; his grandchildren, Shane and Shanna, Marc-Robert and Corbett; his great-grandchildren, Delaina, Everly, and Ava; and his great-great-grandchildren, Harper and Cooper. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, January 21, 2022 at 12:30 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness, FL, with Pastor Brandon Lauranzon officiating. Bob will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery of Bushnell, FL, immediately following the services at the funeral home, where full military honors will be rendered. Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home.


Frank Thurman, Jr

Frank Thurman, Jr, 76, Dunnellon, FL
Francis “Frank” Joseph Thurman, Jr., age 76, of Dunnellon, FL passed away suddenly at his home on December 9, 2021. Frank was born in Benton Harbor, MI on September 25, 1945 to the late Francis Joseph Thurman, Sr. and Virginia McLin Thurman. He moved to this area in 1993 from Orlando, FL. He was the owner and operator of a wholesale radiator business and of the Catholic Faith. He served our country in the U.S. Navy, and was a Corpsman during the Vietnam War. Frank loved being on the water, and also fishing. Cooking and enjoying meals with family and friends was a favorite pastime for him, and he also enjoyed traveling, reading, sports, history, and spending time with family. Frank was an avid University of Florida Gators football fan, and he also loved visiting and spending time with his three granddaughters. He is survived by his daughter, Lara Thurman Ponchot and husband Jason of Dahlgren, VA and 3 grandchildren: Whitney, Elyse, and Taylor. He was preceded in death by a brother, John Thurman and a sister, Marie McCreedy. A Life Celebration will be scheduled for Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 12:30 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Fr. Tim Cummings, pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery.


Mary Timpone

Mary Timpone, 98, Inverness, FL
Mary Timpone, age 98 of Inverness, FL passed away November 23, 2021 in the Vitas Hospice Care Center in Lecanto. Mary was born in Jamaica, NY on August 12, 1923 to the late Anthony and Anna (Mandolia) Federice and came to Citrus County 36 years ago from East Meadow, NY. She attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. She will be lovingly remembered by her three children: Joseph P. Timpone and wife Barbara of Inverness; John A. Timpone and wife Helen of East Meadow, NY; Jennifer Story and husband “Marty” of Inverness; 8 Grandchildren and 10 Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Steven Timpone on Feb 13, 1992; her daughter, Jo Ann Timpone; her brother Frank and sisters: Rose Colle, Elizabeth Willett, and Concetta Albravia A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until the hour of service.


Thelma Tobbe

Thelma J Tobbe, 57, Inverness, FL
Thelma Jane Tobbe of Inverness, FL passed away at Diamond Ridge Health and Rehab on November 20, 2021 at the age of 57. She was born to the late Russell and Luetta Jane (Sweeney) Dodge on September 8, 1964 in Ashtabula, OH. Thelma left Ohio 35 years ago to make Citrus County, FL her home. She had many different careers throughout her lifetime including working as a CNA, delivering newspapers and working at different Circle K and convenience store locations in the area. Those left to mourn Thelma’s passing include her daughter, Rebecca Suppes and her husband Tim of Ocala, FL; son, Bradley Joe Tobbe of Mansfield, OH; grandchildren: Brenny, Nathaniel, Wesley, Olyvia, Justin and Bella; and her dear friend and caregiver of 28 years, Jean Thrasher. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ann Vander Geld

Ann C Vander Geld, 76, Inverness, FL
Ann C. Vander Geld, 76, of Inverness, FL passed away on October 25th, 2021 under the care of Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, FL. She was born to the late Mervil and Myrtle Ryan Magoon on June 13th, 1945 in Rutland, VT. She was married to her beloved husband, Bernardus Vander Geld for 52 years before his passing on September 1st, 2021. They made Citrus County their home together in 1998 after moving from Michigan. Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Bernard (Yolanda) Vander Geld of Baldwin, Michigan, William (Sondra) Vander Geld of Dutton, Michigan, Vincent Vander Geld of Spring Lake, Michigan, Dawn (Ted) Sullivan of Cutlerville, Michigan, and Tammy (Robert) Smith of Castroville, Texas; her sister, Geraldine Felker; her several cherished grandchildren; and her many adored great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brothers: Edward Magoon in 1999 and Thomas Magoon in 2011. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be conducted on Friday, October 29th, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness. Calling hours will begin at 10:00 AM and continue until the hour of service. Ann will be laid to rest, alongside her husband, Ben, following the conclusion of the services at Hills of Rest Cemetery of Floral City, FL. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Barry Wagoner

Barry L Wagoner, 67, Beverly Hills, FL
Barry Lynn Wagoner, 67, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away on December 4th, 2021, under the care of Brandley House of Summerfield, FL. He was born to the late Donald L. Wagoner and Louise (Sadler) Wagoner on October 2nd, 1954, in Cynthiana, Kentucky. He and his beloved wife, Debora married in 1976 and recently made Citrus County their home. He dedicated his life to Debora, a true love story of two hearts that beat as one. Barry had an amazing sense of humor that was only shadowed by the fierce love that he had for his family and friends. Those left to cherish Barry’s memory are his wife, Debora; his children, Courtney Wagoner, Natalie (Wagoner) Bullen and Jason Bullen; his brother, Michael Wagoner; his sister, Lois J. Turner; two grandchildren, Victoria and Jason Jr. and countless friends. Arrangements for Barry are private at this time. Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Ralph Waldemar

Ralph Waldemar, 70, Inverness, FL
Ralph “Rick” Waldemar, 70, of Inverness, FL, passed away on December 28th after a difficult battle with cancer. Rick was born on November 22, 1951 to Harry and Virginia Waldemar in the city of Ardsley, NY. After Rick graduated from SUNY Oswego, he moved to FL where he met and married Janice Schultz Waldemar in 1974. He worked in the counseling field for over 40 years, earned a master’s degree from USF, and retired after twenty years with West Central Florida Driver Improvement. Rick was passionate about his faith. He loved local theatre and was an active participant in the Christian Motorcycle Association (CMA). Rick was predeceased by his parents, Harry & Virginia and his sister Gingy. He is survived by his wife, Janice; his brother, Kenneth Waldemar of New York; his sister Elizabeth Waldemar Finger of Houston, Texas along with many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly. Services will be held at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 at 11 AM. Calling hours will begin at 10 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Samaritan’s Purse or CMA, both nonprofit organizations about which Rick was passionate.


Andrew Walters

Andrew J Walters, 93, Lake Panasoffkee, FL
Andrew Jackson “AJ” Walters, 93, of Lake Panasoffkee, FL passed away on January 17th, 2022. He was born to the late William M. and Ida Ellen (Shepperd) Walters on January 13th, 1929 in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky. He made Sumter County his home in 1986 when he relocated from Apopka, FL. He enjoyed playing guitar and was a Supervisor for a construction company for many years. He bravely served our country as a member of the United States Army. AJ was preceded in death, along with his parents, by his wife, Dora, who passed in February of 2021. He was also preceded in death by his sisters and brothers. Those left to cherish his memory are his sister, Carol Pitts; his sister-in-law, Jessie York; and numerous nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Monday, January 24th, 2022 at 11:30 AM with Pastor Paul Giglio officiating. A visitation will take place at 10:30 AM until the hour of service, at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. AJ will be laid to rest alongside his wife, Dora, at Florida National Cemetery of Bushnell, FL immediately following the services. Arrangements are under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Michael Weaver

Michael W Weaver, 76, Inverness, FL
Michael (Mike) Wayne Weaver, 76 of Inverness, passed away at his home under the loving care of his family, on January 10, 2022. Mike was born in Big Springs, TX on May 2, 1945. He came to Citrus County in 1983 from Rockledge, FL. Mike served our country in the Marine Corps, was a Detective for the St. Pete Police Dept for 14 years, and retired from the Citrus County Chronicle as the Press Maintenance Manager after 31 years. Mike’s interests included, but were not limited to, raising children (50+ consecutive years of experience), fossil hunting, chocolate malted milkshakes, picking weeds, feeding squirrels, giving people “the bird”, McDonald’s breakfast, and singing “drop kick me, Jesus, through the goal posts of life!”. His disinterests were his children touching the thermostat, leaving the door open (the air is on!), the Gators, and anyone else’s driving. A natural green thumb, Mike has grown what can be argued as the biggest Staghorn known to man, as well as an unruly number of Peace Lilies. His greatest pride, however, was his children – and likely his ability to pass down the genes for the “Weaver nose” to every one of them, even the poor girls. He could always be found with a pen in his collar, a sweet tea in his hand, and a witty remark at the ready. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of over 28 years, Ellen Weaver; his sons: Stephen Weaver, Ryan Weaver; his daughters: Shannon Felicetta, Ashley Billings, Regina Capone, Paige Weaver, Kiersten Whitaker; his mother: Elizabeth Weaver; his brother: Pat Weaver; his sisters: Kristi Patterson, Kerri Nelson. He also leaves behind 11 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and 4 squirrels. He was preceded in death by his son, CW2 Aaron Weaver, and his father, Wayne Weaver. A celebration of life for Mike will be conducted on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 2:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, with Cremation, Inverness, FL. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 1:00 PM until service time. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Aaron A. Weaver Chapter of the Purple Heart Association, P.O. Box 1345, Lecanto, FL 34460-1345.


Robert Weaver

Robert Weaver, 68, Inverness, FL
Robert V. Weaver, 68, of Inverness, and lifelong resident of Florida, passed away on December 8th, 2021 under the care of VITAS Hospice of Lecanto, FL. He was born to the late James and Anne (Gunter) Weaver on August 22nd, 1953 in St. Petersburg, FL. He was a Truck Driver for many years and bravely served our country as a member of the United States Navy. Robert loved riding motorcycles, boating, fishing, and he will be remembered by his family as being a funny and sarcastic person. Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Grace Johnson; stepdaughters: Lisa Gray and Nicole Mannerino; his brother, James Weaver; his sister, Deborah Skovira; his grandchildren; Madilyn, James, and Cadence; and his dear friend, Cynthia Weaver. Arrangements for Robert are private at this time. Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


George Webb

George J Webb, 78, Floral City, FL
George J. “Jerry” Webb, Jr., of Floral City, FL passed away on December 1st, 2021 under the care of Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, at the age of 78. He was born to the late George J. Webb, Sr. and Martha (Zellner) Webb on March 30th, 1943 in Jacksonville, FL. He bravely served our country as a member of the United States Navy for 28 years and retired from the service as Captain. Jerry is survived by his wife of nearly 11 years, Linda. Arrangements are private at this time. Jerry will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery of Bushnell, FL in honor of his dedicated and extensive Military Service. Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Paul Wilkins

Paul M Wilkins, 68, Crystal River, FL
Paul Michael Wilkins, 68, of Crystal River, FL passed away on November 23rd, 2021 at Largo Medical Center of Largo, FL. He was born to the late Wallace Lynn and Dorothy Louise (Buck) Wilkins on August 16, 1953 in Tampa, FL. He worked for St. Pete Times for many years before finally enjoying his retirement. Those left to cherish his memory are his brother and sister, Kenneth Wilkins of Sebring, FL and Kim Johnson of Bushnell, FL; his aunt, Sharon Baumgartner and her husband, Steve; and many cherished cousins. Arrangements are private at this time. Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Earlene Williams

Earlene Williams, 80, Inverness, FL
Earlene Williams (née Sayward) passed away shortly before Thanksgiving 2021 in Inverness, Florida. She was 80 years old. She is preceded in death by her parents, her siblings, her husband David, and her youngest son Steven. She is survived by her son Edward Williams of Portland, Oregon; her daughter Kristen (Alex) Panamaroff, and her grandchildren Ryan and Elinore, all of Fairbanks, Alaska. She has a wealth of friends in Florida and Maine. She was devoted to her family and home. She loved to quilt and craft and became an expert quilter, enjoying challenges and the thrill of a new find of fabric. She was proud of her work and her enthusiasm was infectious. She added many homemade touches to her homes, and was actively sanding, painting, and fixing up her beloved cottage even into her later years. She was always looking forward to the next project and fully enjoyed life on the lake. After a lifetime in the cold and snow of Maine, her wish was finally realized when they moved to Florida in 1994. She wintered in Florida and stayed summers in Maine. She was a treasured member of a circle of friends in quilting as part of the Citrus Friendship Quilters Guild and the Inverness Quilters. She belonged to widow groups in Florida and Maine where she could let loose a little and laugh. Her friends say she was the first to volunteer to organize parties and gatherings. She volunteered at the SOS Food Pantry food bank. She always remembered birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays and you were certain to get a carefully picked out card or gift. She was always sending care packages to her grandkids, full of silly treats they enjoyed even as teenagers. She was especially proud of going back to school later in life and getting her Associates Degree in Business Administration. She never gave herself enough credit for how smart she was. Some may not know this, but she was a lovely singer and has been a member of different Sweet Adelines groups over the years Sailing was a way of life while her kids were still at home. She was a wonderful first mate and ran a tight ship, on our little 26 foot sailboat we would sail up and down the coast of Maine. Earlene enjoyed traveling and made several trips out west to see her kids and grandkids. Later in life, after David finally retired, they enjoyed taking cruises. She never wanted anyone to make a fuss over her, but there will be one anyway. There will be a church service and reception/celebration of life on Tuesday December 14 at 1:00 pm at Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 2540 W. Norvell-Bryant Highway, Lecanto, FL. As it is the advent season, there will be no flowers in the church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the SOS Food Pantry at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, or to the Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church. Cards can be sent to Kristen Panamaroff, 3875 Geist Rd, Suite E393, Fairbanks, AK 99709 Cremation arrangements with care: Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL


Tommy Williams

Tommy Williams, 76, Floral City, FL
Tommy Williams, 76, Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Brother, died January 10, 2022. He is survived by his loving wife Dana (of 56 years), Sister Anna, children Amanda, Lori and Erle (Tom) and grandchildren Tommy, Garrett, Connor, Owen, Emma, Zachary and Rhys. Tommy was born in Blakely, GA but was an adopted resident of the State of Florida for 53 years. He served in the Navy on the U.S.S. Saratoga and worked as a Sales Executive with Data Supplies for more than 35 years. Building many long-lasting friendships along the way. He took the time to embrace life - He loved spending time with his family especially his grandkids, hunting, enjoying western movies, making his famous garlic chicken and doing a Mean Donald Duck impersonation! But his Greatest Achievement and Adventure was creating an Amazing Lifetime of Memories with his Loving Family. Funeral Services for Tommy will be conducted on Tuesday, January 18 at 11:30am at the New Testament Baptist Church, 9850 S. Park Side Avenue, Floral City, FL 34436 with Pastor Ledford Hodges, officiating. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida. Friends may call at church from 10:30am until service time. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis funeral Home, Inverness, Fl.


Richmond Wilson

Richmond M Wilson, 75, Homosassa, FL
Richmond M. “Rich” Wilson, Jr., 75, of Homosassa, FL passed away at his home on December 8th, 2021. He was born to the late Richmond M. Wilson, Sr. and Jane Thompson Wilson on January 15th, 1946, in Greenwood, Mississippi. He bravely served his country as a member of the United States Army for four years. Rich was a true “Jack of All Trades”—he owned multiple businesses throughout his adult life. His most memorable business venture was his car restoration and detailing business, which he ran alongside his late wife, Kristine. He was also a plumber, a candy salesman for vending companies, and many other occupations. He loved to work and provide for his family. He will be remembered for how hard he worked throughout his life. He will also be remembered for enjoying life to its fullest and building relationships with others, especially in his later years, with his wife, Kristine. He loved to talk and enjoy the company of others. He especially loved to make people laugh. He had a strong sense of humor and was always putting a smile on peoples’ faces. He enjoyed fishing and being out on the water, as well as spending time with his family. Rich, along with his parents, was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 54 years, Kristine. Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Rich Wilson III (Sheryl) of Lecanto, FL and Darin Wilson of Homosassa, FL; his brother, Robert “Clark” Wilson; his four cherished grandchildren, Michael, Ian, Rebecca and Madeline; and his beloved dog, Gizmo. Arrangements for Rich are private at this time. Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Joanne Wyka

Joanne Wyka, 61, Lady Lake, FL
Joanne Wyka, 61, of Lady Lake, FL passed away on December 17th, 2021 at Cornerstone Hospice in The Villages, FL. She was born on September 27th, 1960 in North Hempstead, NY to William P. and Joan R. (Christ) Dolan. She was a homemaker and cherished her family deeply. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Joanne was preceded in death by her father, William P. Dolan and by her brother, Matthew Dolan. Those left to cherish her memory are her beloved husband of 44 years, Robert “Bob” Wyka; her children, Bobby (Alanna) Wyka of Alabama, Mandy Branda of Lady Lake, FL, and Niky (Sean) Nass of Ocklawaha, FL; her brother, Mark Dolan of Inverness, FL; her sisters, Kathy Matarese of Tennessee, June Meir of Inverness, FL, and Karen Owen of Inverness, FL; her four cherished grandsons, Noah, Caleb, Eli, and Sean; and one adored granddaughter “on the way”, Azalea Joanne, who was lovingly named after her grandmother. A gathering of family and friends in Joanne’s memory will be held on Thursday, December 23rd, 2021 from 5:00-7:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Jane Zaniewski

Jane A Zaniewski, 68, Inverness, FL
Jane “Janie” Angela Zaniewski-Groover, beloved sister, mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away on 12/11/2021, surrounded by the comfort of her children. She is preceded in death by her mother, Jane Groover, her father, Julian Groover, her brother, Jeff Groover, and her sisters, Judy Romano and Jennifer Gauger. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Jay and Joy Groover, daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Mat Baird, and her sons and daughters-in-law, Donald “DJ” and Carolyn Zaniewski, Brent Zaniewski and Laura Lee Ritchie, as well as her beloved nieces and nephews. The highlight of her life was her grandchildren, Matthew Baird, Nicholas Lucas, Maddox Baird, and Audrey Zaniewski. Her life will be celebrated in a private family ceremony. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Humane Society. Janie was a strong advocate and supporter of animals as well as the lost and broken. She will be dearly missed.