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George Adams

George J Adams, 84, Dunnellon, FL
George James Adams, Jr. of Dunnellon, FL passed away while under the loving care of his family and Cates House Hospice in Ocala, FL on September 25, 2021 at the age of 84. He was born in Lawrence, MA on November 11, 1936 to the late George and Helen (Williams) Adams of Andover, MA. George was a graduate of Andover High School and earned his A.B. degree in Political Science from Bates College in Lewiston, ME in 1958. During his years of attendance at Bates College he served in the U.S. Army Reserve, continuing this service until his discharge in Connecticut as a Staff Sergeant in 1961. George also served in general hospital units in Portland, ME and New Haven, CT. In 1954 while attending Bates College, he met Loraine H. Allen and they were married in Waterbury, CT in 1958. He was a Christian by faith and a communicant of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Waterbury, CT and served in many posts. As Sr. Warden he aided in the creation of a badly needed soup kitchen in downtown Waterbury. Later he became Chairman of the Council of Churches soup kitchen committee which operated two locations in the city and provided over 100,000 free meals each year to those in need. George joined the Kemper Insurance Group in 1958 and retired as Branch Claims Manager in Hartford, CT after 35 years of service. Industry posts and achievements include, President of Hartford Claims Management Council, Chairman of New Haven, CT Arbitration Panel of the American Arbitration Association, Member of the Insurance Industry Subcommittee for the implementation of No-Fault Auto Insurance in Connecticut. Additionally, he served as the VP of the Wolcott, CT JC’s. Following retirement, George served as President of the Celina Hills of Citrus Hills Property Owners Association and later as a resident of Oak Bend Village in Dunnellon, FL he created the FAVORS Group, a team of men and women who served the needs of community members without remuneration of any kind. He was a Communicant of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Inverness, FL serving on the New Ministries Building Committee and as a bass in the choir. He really enjoyed singing, playing golf, traveling, RV camping and helping others in need. Most of all George loved his family. In addition to his Loraine, his loving wife of 63 years, George is survived by sons: Jeffrey Allen Adams of Conyers, GA, Stephen Douglas Adams of Auburn, AL; daughter, Linda Jean Adams of Meriden, CT; sister, Nancy Houtz of Rockford, IL; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The Requiem Eucharist will be offered on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 10:00 AM at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Inverness and will be conducted by Father Eugene Reuman. Following the church service, George will be laid to rest in St. Margaret’s Memorial Garden. In lieu of flowers, George specifically requested that memorial gifts be made in his memory to the St. Margaret’s Parish Expansion Program, 114 N. Osceola Avenue, Inverness, FL 34450. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


James Baird

James J Baird, 63, Beverly Hills, FL
James Joseph Baird, 63, of Beverly Hills, passed away October 12, 2021 at HPH Hospice in Lecanto. He was born on January 16, 1958 in Rockaway, NY, to the late Matthew and Eleanore (Kase) Baird and came to Citrus County in 1971 from Rockaway Beach, NY. He was employed by the Citrus County Building Department for over 25 years, his position being an Assistant Building Official. He loved to take cruises with his children and their families and restore vintage Volkswagen busses. He would always say goodbye with “if you need anything, give me a call”. Left to cherish his memory are 3 children: Bobbie Baird and partner, Andrew, of Homosassa, FL; James Joseph Baird, Jr. and wife, Elizabeth, of Crystal River, FL ; Sarah Pearson of Colorado; 2 brothers: Matthew Baird and Walter Lober; 6 sisters: Eleanore Donahue, Rosie Gill, Rita Jane Baird, Pat Baird, Sharon Rawlings and Maureen Baird; 6 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Baird and a sister, Patricia Rose. A Celebration of Life service for Mr. Baird, will be conducted on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at 3:00 PM, from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Friends are invited to fellowship with the family from 2:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to HPH Hospice, 2939 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy., Lecanto, FL 34461.


Maureen Baker

Maureen L Baker, 83, Dunnellon, FL
Maureen Lee Baker, 83, of Dunnellon, FL, entered her eternal rest on August 1, 2021 after valiantly battling a lengthy illness. Her wishes were honored by spending her final days at home with family by her side. Maureen was born on February 13, 1938, in Chester, WV and married Jerry A. Baker on February 13, 1989. Maureen’s compassionate heart touched countless people everywhere. Her most loved occupation was being a nurse. She cared for patients of all ages and stages of life but found herself lovingly caring for hospice patients and families for the last 10 years of her nursing career. She reluctantly retired only because of her own personal health crisis. Maureen was known for going over and above in everything she did, which included past occupations in the forestry service, county social services, bus transportation, and the long-haul trucking industry. Throughout the years, Maureen enjoyed farming, riding horses, reading, and listening to country, bluegrass, and gospel music. She is survived by her husband, Jerry (Bake) A. Baker; her son, Robert (Susan) Lawrence, Jr. of Toronto, OH; her daughter, Barbara (Ed) Leanza of Spring Hill, FL; two sisters, Marilyn (Jeff) Nash of Anna Maria, FL and Leah Culp of Pinellas Park, FL, along with her five grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and two nieces. She was proceeded in death by her father, Lawrence R. McKenzie, mother, Rhea Mae McKenzie, and her infant sister Beverly McKenzie. Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Marion County who so lovingly cared for her in her final days and was a great support to the family. Family and friends will be gathering at a later date to celebrate Maureen’s life. Cremation With Care: Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home


Patti Ballard

Patti C Ballard, 65, Inverness, FL
Patti Claire Ballard of Inverness, FL passed away at her home while surrounded by her loving family on August 27, 2021 at the age of 65. She was born to the late Carl Hazen and Donna Evelyn (Webster) Page on December 26, 1955 in Haverhill, MA. Patti relocated to Miami for her high school years where she made a few lifelong friends. Patti earned her Bachelor’s Degree in education from Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga then went on to do missionary work in the Bahamas. Once she returned from missionary work she made Citrus County her home in 1979 and on June 14, 1980 she married Michael Philip Ballard with whom she shared 41 years of loving marriage. Patti was extremely dedicated to her family. She felt very strongly about homeschooling her children, grandchildren, and helping other families with their homeschool journey for over a quarter of a century. In her spare time she enjoyed sewing and scrapbooking. She had also enjoyed raising dairy goats for many years and was a member of the American Dairy Goat Association. In addition to her loving husband Michael, those left to mourn Patti’s passing include her sons: Seth Ballard and his wife Robin of Inverness, Joshua Ballard and his wife Leah of St. Cloud, Carl Ballard of Inverness; daughter, Hannah Ringstaff and her husband James of Jacksonville; brother, Carl “Buster” Page, Jr. of Salt Springs, FL; sister, Jacquelyn Hudson and her husband Bryan of Havana, FL; four grandchildren - Kaitlin, Keira, Christopher, Aiden and a fifth one that is on the way. A Memorial Celebration of Patti’s life is scheduled for 10:00 AM on Friday, September 10, 2021 at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness. A spiritual message will be offered by her dear friend, Clarine Nordell. Patti will be laid to rest privately at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at a later date. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the local Friends if Citrus Hospice Center in her honor by donating online (www.friendsofcitrus.org) or send a check to 8471 W Periwinkle Lane Homosassa FL 34446.


Robert Bamford

Robert E Bamford, 80, Floral City, FL
Robert Edward Bamford, 80, of Floral City, FL passed away on August 24th, 2021 under the care of Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, FL. He was born in Bangor, Maine on June 4th, 1941 and was an Electrician for many years. In 1962 he married his beloved late wife, Mary, who preceded him in death in June of 2020. Robert made Citrus County his home with his late wife about 10 years ago and attended Floral City United Methodist Church where Robert played piano. Robert was an avid train and railroad model enthusiast and was a member of the Citrus County Railroad Club. He will be remembered for being a good husband to Mary. Those left to cherish Robert’s memory are his son, Jay Goodie (Deborah) of Alaska; his sister, Mary Bamford; and his two cherished grandchildren, McKenna and Kris. Arrangements for Robert are private at this time. Robert will be laid to rest with his wife Mary in Maine at a later date. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Michael Beckner

Michael J Beckner, 66, Inverness, FL
Michael James Beckner, 66, of Inverness, FL passed away October 12, 2021 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born in Greensboro, NC on January 23, 1955 to the late Delbert Oscar and Eva Anne (Kaetzel) Beckner, Jr. Michael was a maintenance supervisor for apartment complexes and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He arrived in this area in 2008, coming from Naples, FL. and was Lutheran by faith. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, watching NASCAR, and was a UNC Tar Heels fan. Michael is survived by his son, Michael Shawn Beckner and his wife Jessica of Inverness, 3 brothers, Delbert O. Beckner III, David Beckner, and Robert Beckner, 2 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Michaels urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with crematory, Inverness.


David Bentley

David R Bentley, 48, Nobleton, FL
David Russell Bentley of Inverness and Nobleton, FL passed away at Bayfront Brooksville Hospital on October 22, 2021 at the age of 48. He was born to the late Helen J. (Lague) and Robert Bentley, Sr. on November 10, 1972 in Milford, MA. David made Florida his home in 2006 after relocating from Natick, MA with his family. He was a Christian by faith and a member of the New Hope United Methodist Church in Istachatta, FL. David was a very hard worker and had worked as an auto mechanic, carpet layer and also did lawn work. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing and spending time with his friends and family. Those left to mourn David’s passing include his father, Robert Bentley, Sr.; stepfather, Ronald Zicko and his wife Diana; brothers: Robert Bentley, Jr., Wayne Bentley and his wife Susanna; and a great many friends. David was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Zicko in 2013. David will be laid to rest at the New Hope Cemetery located at the New Hope United Methodist Church in Istachatta, FL at a later date. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Marethia Boles

Marethia D Boles, 87, Floral City, FL
Marethia D. Boles, 87, of Floral City, FL passed away on August 15th, 2021 at her home. She was born to the late Robert W. and Willie L. (Gammel) Boles on February 25th, 1934 in Georgia. She made Citrus County her home in 2005 after moving from Miami, and she will always be remembered for being an adventurous spirit, strong willed, and a hard worker. She enjoyed taking her boats out on the water, fishing, and running her hardware business. Marethia was preceded in death, along with her parents, by her loving life-long partner of 50 years, Mary Squires and her siblings Aaron Bruce and Rosalind Oxford. Those who will cherish her memory are her brothers, William R. Boles, Carl Boles, and Robert E. Boles and her nephew, Christopher Boles. A Celebration of Life will be held for Marethia on Monday, August 23rd, 2021 at 3 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, FL. A gathering of family and friends will begin at 2 PM until the hour of service. Marethia will be laid to rest at a later date. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Mary Boles

Mary E Boles, 85, Crystal River, FL
Mary E. Boles, 85, of Crystal River, FL passed away on August 22nd, 2021 under the care of Crystal River Health and Rehab. She was born to the late Mink and Essie (Grissett) Lee on June 7th, 1936 in Coffee Springs, Alabama. She was a Certified Nursing Assistant for many years at Crystal River Health and Rehab. She made Citrus County her home in 1971 when she moved from Virginia Beach, Virginia. Mary will be remembered for being a good mother, an adventurous spirit, outspoken, and having a love for fishing. She loved to garden and tend to her flowers and spending time in the comfort of her home. She especially adored animals and her dog, Buster. Mary was preceded in death, along with her parents, by her two children, Dennis Joel Boles and Cynthia Ann Frey and by her siblings. Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Frank DeLano Boles of Homosassa, FL and Linda Sue Boles of Crystal River, FL; her 10 cherished grandchildren; and her many adored great-grandchildren. Arrangements for Mary are private at this time. Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Sandra Bowers

Sandra J Bowers, 66, Inverness, FL
Sandra Jean Bowers of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on August 31, 2021 at the age of 66. She was born to the late Casimer and Ann (March) Matuszak on December 28, 1954 in Toledo, OH. Prior to his passing on March 18, 2003, Sandra had been married to her loving husband John Paul Bowers for over 30 years. Together they made Citrus County their home in 1982 after relocating from Toledo, OH. In her spare time she enjoyed talking on the phone and spending time with her friends. Sandra also enjoyed thrift store shopping and had a tremendous love for animals. Those left to mourn Sandra’s passing include her sons: Kevin Bowers of Inglis, FL, John Bowers and his wife Teresa of Hephzibah, GA; sisters: Patricia Matuszak–Keith of Toledo, OH, Jackie Farmer of Toledo, OH, Terrie Turner of Maumee, OH; 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is scheduled for 4:00 PM on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home and will be conducted by Pastor Paul Giglio of Calvary Chapel, Inverness. Sandra will be laid to rest privately with her husband John at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Tommy Breedlove

Tommy Breedlove, 54, Inverness, FL
Tommy G. Breedlove, age 54, Inverness, FL passed away suddenly September 4, 2021 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Tommy was born in Paulding, OH on July 25, 1967 to the late Gaylord and Ruth (Simpson) Breedlove and moved to Floral City from Brooksville, then to Inverness. He was a Detective for the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, beginning his career there in 1998. A strong man of God, he was a faithful and active member of the Eden Baptist Church in Hernando County. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Breena (Bunton) Breedlove; 7 children: Andrew Breedlove, Hannah Breedlove, Trevor Breedlove, Kadden Denny, Ryan Breedlove, Kaiden Breedlove, and Wyatt Breedlove; brother, Ronnie Breedlove; and sister, Bonnie Weller. There is a Celebration of Life scheduled for Tommy on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 3:00 PM from the Cornerstone Baptist Church, 1100 W. Highland Blvd., Inverness, FL with Pastors Zeb Bishop and Demont Drake officiating. Burial with Law Enforcement Honors will follow at Lake Lindsey Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family on Saturday at the church from 1:00 PM until the hour of service. The service will be live streamed at: Atthecorner.church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Inverness Christian Academy’s Brain Bowl Teams or your local library. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness is assisting the family.


William Brinkworth

William C Brinkworth, 79, Homosassa, FL
William C. Brinkworth, age 79, Homosassa, FL passed away October 16, 2021 at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville. Mr. Brinkworth was born in Burbank, CA on October 30, 1941 to the late George E. and Hilda Louise (Olbert) Brinkworth and came to Florida in 2009 from University Place, WA. He was a retired Sales Representative for food processing machines and served our country in the U.S. Army. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 33 years, Theresa Hyatt-Brinkworth; 1 son, Eric (Jen) Brinkworth of Washington State; 2 step sons: Dustin Hyatt of Ocala and Chas (Lela) Hyatt of Washington State; 1 daughter, Valerie (Ron) Zolman of Lecanto, FL; 1 brother, Robert ( Gail) Brinkworth; 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his twin brother, George (Beth) Brinkworth. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. Cremation arrangements with Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Patsy Burkett

Patsy R Burkett, 83, Inverness, FL
Patsy Ruth Burkett, 83, of Inverness, FL passed away on October 11th, 2021 under the care of Citrus Memorial Hospital of Inverness. She was born to the late Homer and Pauline (Grogg) Meanor on November 29th, 1937 in Walnut Grove, Mississippi. She later moved with her parents to Susquehanna, PA where she graduated from high school. She made Citrus County her home in 1998 when she moved from Waverly, VA. She enjoyed attending Trinity Independent Baptist Church of Inverness. Patsy accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age and even had a helping hand in heading her husband, Charlye, to accept Jesus as his Savior. As a child, Patsy at times rode to church with her family in an open horse drawn wagon on some bitter cold mornings. She loved the Lord with all of her heart and her love for Jesus made an impact on the lives and world around her. Patsy, along with her parents and several brothers and sisters, is now with her son, Michael Sinclair, who preceded her in death. Those left to cherish her memory are her beloved husband of 42 years, Charlye; her children, David Sinclair (Connie) of Inverness, FL, Dee Sinclair (Donna) of Inverness, FL, and Terri Norton (Steve) of Bellevue, Nebraska; her brother, John Meanor; her sister, Bertha Perkins; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Friday, October 15th, 2021 at 2 PM with Pastor Jerry Bloxton officiating.. A gathering of family and friends for a time of fellowship and remembrance will begin at 1 PM and continue until the hour of service. Patsy will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery of Bushnell, FL at a later date. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Linda Carter

Linda C Carter, 70, Hernando, FL
Linda Carol Carter of Hernando, FL passed away at the age of 70 on September 3, 2021, while under the loving care of her family and Vitas Hospice in Lecanto. She was born to the late Gene and Sallie (Howze) Botkin on December 16, 1950 in Bethesda, MD. In 1983 she met chiropractor James Carter who asked for her hand in marriage within 3 months of their first date and they were married 6 months later. Linda and Jim shared 27 years of loving marriage and true devotion to one another until Jim’s passing on July 3, 2011. In 1984 they made Inverness their home after relocating from Winter Haven. Together they opened Inverness Chiropractic, where Linda worked as the office manager. In 1986 their joy was complete when their only child, Sarah Ashley Carter, was born. Those left to mourn Linda’s passing include her daughter, Sarah Carter of Hernando, FL and her sister, Sandy Oak of Satellite Beach, FL. Memorial services for Linda are being planned for a later date and will be private with only family in attendance. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Robert  Carver

Robert L Carver, 64, Hernando, FL
Robert Lee Carver of Hernando, FL passed away at his sister’s home while surrounded by his loving family on September 29, 2021 at the age of 64. He was born to the late Willis Clarence and Mildred Louise (Kirkland) Carver on November 7, 1956 in Brooksville, FL and remained a lifelong Floridian. Robert was an extremely hard worker his throughout his life and specialized in land grading and clearing. When he wasn’t working he was usually tinkering with something or working on a project. In his spare time, Robert enjoyed watching movies and television, fishing and going to the casino. Those left to mourn Robert’s passing include his sisters: Margaret English, Joyce “Gail” Brooks and Linda Simpson. In addition to his parent’s, he was preceded in death by his brother, Willis Carver on July 2, 2019; and his sister, Barbara Eloise Carver-Rouse in 2006. Cremation with Care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


James Castellano, Jr.

James V Castellano, Jr., 87, Inverness, FL
James Vincent Castellano, Jr., age 87, Inverness, FL passed away October 17, 2021 at his residence. James was born in Brooklyn, NY on June 1, 1934 to the late James V. Castellano, Sr. and Jean Cartigiano Castellano and came to Florida in 1983 from Brooklyn, NY where he owned and operated a dry cleaning business. He was a member of our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. He served our country in the armed forces, United States Army. He also played baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers as a pitcher in the Triple A Farm System. He was passionate about the NY Yankees, but also loved the Tampa Bay Rays. Other hobbies and interests were horse racing. He enjoyed watching the Kentucky Derby. He also loved cooking Italian Food and soups and going on drives, meeting with friends for coffee at the local restaurant. Another favorite pastime was playing the lottery and scratch offs and admiring old cars. He also listened to music, such as Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mathis, but also loved other music with a good beat to dance to. He had a dry sense of humor and was very loved and will be missed by many. Left to cherish his memory are 4 children: Christine Castellano, Tampa, FL; Bernadette Castellano, Beverly Hills, FL; Jean Courtney, Inverness, FL; step-son Mark Gandolfo, Gloucester, VA; 4 grand-children: Danielle, Isabella, Amanda, and Joseph; the mother of his children, Maureen LoVetro of Beverly Hills, FL. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 4:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Fr. Claudius Mganga of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church officiating. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday at the funeral home from 3:00 PM until the hour of service. Cremation with care: Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home


Michael Coffey

Michael R Coffey, 74, Inverness, FL
Michael Ray Coffey, 74, of Inverness, FL passed away August 25, 2021 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born in Carbon, W.VA on December 22, 1946 to the late Darrell and Louise (Michaelson) Coffey. Michael arrived in this area in 1988, coming from W. VA. He worked for the Wal Mart Distribution Center in lawn maintenance, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Michael liked fishing and enjoyed playing on his computer. He was Methodist by faith. Michael was preceded in death by one daughter, Jody Mae Williams, and one sister, Mary Lou Townsend. He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Susan Coffey. Other survivors include his daughters, Kimberly Noble of Hawthorne, FL, and Brook Grimo and her husband Michael of Citrus Hills, FL, son Leslie Williams of Brooksville, FL; brother Darrell Coffey and his wife Pat of Kansas City, MO; and sister Connie Charlet and her husband Donald of Zachary, LA; 15 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and 9 nieces and nephews. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Dorothy Combs

Dorothy Combs, 80, Floral City, FL
Dorothy “Elaine” Combs, 80, of Floral City, FL, passed away on August 8, 2021 at Ocala Regional Medical Center. She was born on January 3, 1941, in Ada, Kansas. In 1961, Elaine married Daniel “Doug” Combs in Michigan. She did volunteer work for First Baptist Church of Floral City. Elaine is survived by her husband of 60 years, Doug Combs; grandchild, Casey; and she will be missed by her great granddaughter: Journee, Jennifer and Arya. Elaine was preceded in death by her children: Daniel Wesley and Suzanne Rene Bonham; brothers: Carl and Bob Converse; and sister: Mildred Montgomery. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, August 13, 2021 at 11:00AM, at First Baptist Church of Floral City, with Pastor Eddie Quates officiating. Following the service, refreshments will be served in the dining hall to greet family and friends. Cremation with Care is provided by the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Harry Conrad

Harry Conrad, 83, Crystal River, FL
Harry Conrad, 83, of Crystal River, FL passed away on August 20th, 2021 at his home. He was born to the late Joseph and Elfriede (Bauch) Conrad on April 15th, 1938 in Germany. He was an Electronics Technician for many years and honorably served our country as a member of the United States Air Force. He and his beloved wife, Christel, married on May 26th, 1956. He and his wife made Citrus County their home in 1972 when they moved from Long Island, NY. Harry will be remembered for his love of gardening. Those left to cherish Harry’s memory are his wife, Christel; his children, Andrew Conrad (Norma) of Florida, Dean Conrad of Florida, Ralph Conrad (Debbie) of Florida, and Carmen Conrad (John Cox) of Florida; his sister, Jutta Salitter of Germany; his four adored grandchildren; and his six cherished great-grandchildren. Arrangements for Harry are private. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Raymond Cook Jr

Raymond E Cook Jr, 78, Inverness, FL
Raymond E. Cook, Jr., age 78 of Inverness, Florida died September 15, 2021 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. He was born, September 27, 1942 in Medina, New York, son of Raymond and Pearl (Quintern) Cook. Ray was a Marine Corp veteran serving from January 28, 1960 thru January 27, 1964 and was honorably discharged in 1966. He worked for AC Rochester Products, a Division of General Motors in Rochester, New York as a Millwright for 30 years. Ray served as a Councilman from 1974-1978 for the Town of Shelby and was a Legislator from 1979 -1985 for Orleans County, New York. Additionally, he was a YMCA board member and 1st Program Chairman in Medina, NY before moving to North Chili, New York. He retired in 1994 with a move to Inverness, Florida and became a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. Ray loved making birdhouses recently and enjoyed giving them away. He also enjoyed tinkering in the garage. He loved watching old cowboy movies and talking with people, especially Marine Vets. Once a Marine always a Marine. Ray was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Roger Cook who was killed in Viet Nam in January 15, 1967. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Joyce (Hill) Cook of Inverness, Florida; son, David of North Chili, New York; Daughter, Lori Rice of Florida; Grandchildren: Nathan and Nicole Rosenthal of New Jersey; Sister, Sue King; Brother, Robert (Marcia) Cook of Medina, New York. A Celebration of Life will be held Monday, September 27th, 2021 from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM at VFW Post #1483, 216 E. Center Street, Medina, NY 14103. Ray will be laid to rest at Millville Cemetery, Medina, NY. Cremation care by Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


James Crouch

James D Crouch, 91, Inverness, FL
James David Couch of Inverness, FL passed away at The Grove Health and Rehab on August 10, 2021 at the age of 91. He was born to the late Woodie Thomas and Grace (McIntosh) Crouch on December 29, 1929 in Ashburn, VA. James proudly served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps and was a Veteran of the Korean War. Specifically, he was a survivor of the Chosin Reservoir Campaign in Korea, a battle which pitted 30,000 American and British troops against over 120,000 Chinese soldiers in brutal cold and terrain. Therefore, he was a proud member of “The Chosin Few” Association. James was also a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign War, the Disabled Veterans of America and the Korean War Veterans of America. In his spare time he enjoyed activities at his church, traveling and playing games with his family and friends. Following his military service and prior to retirement, James worked as a Operations Field Supervisor for the public school system. He was a Christian by faith and formerly attended services at the First Baptist Church of Inverness. Those left to mourn James’ passing include his daughters: Ruth Ellen Beach and her husband Greg, Norma Jean Rishel; sister, Dianne Cutshaw; 3 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. James was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Billie Ruth Fletcher on April 15, 2019. James was also preceded in death by his brothers: Ralph, Milton, Robert, Edward, Preston and Benjamin Crouch; James will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL during a private family ceremony at a later date. Arrangements under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


James Cummons

James Cummons, 85, ,
James Cummons, 85, passed away on September 15, 2021 at his home. Jim bravely served our country as a Paratrooper when he was a member of the United States Army. He will be remembered for his passionate love for animals, especially dogs. He loved to work in his shop, and is described as a “do-it-yourself-er”. He loved to fish and enjoyed working with his hands and seeing a project through. Jim was also an avid Green Bay Packers fan. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Patricia Cummons, son, Brett Cummons and by his grandson, Andy Burgy. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 42+ years, Sharon, his children, Cynthia Evans, Elizabeth Unser (Frank), Brent Burgy (Jeff), Sheri Mruz (Brent), and Keri Burgy (Dane); his grandchildren, Alex, Caleb, Cole, Gemma, Kristen, Michael and David. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to VITAS Hospice for all the loving care given to Jim and the entire family. A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 6150 N Lecanto Hwy, Beverly Hills, FL 34465 on October 30, 2021 at 11:00 am. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran School, 6150 N. Lecanto Hwy, Beverly Hills, FL 34465 or debra of America debra.org.


James Dennis

James S Dennis, 87, Inverness, FL
James Sherwood Dennis, “Jim”, 87, of Inverness, FL passed away on September 24th, 2021 under the care of Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, FL. He was born to the late Andrew and Ethel (Fox) Dennis on February 7th, 1934 and was an Owner and Operator of his own trucking company for many years. He made Citrus County his home in 2014 when he moved here with his wife, Rosemarie, from Pennsylvania. Jim will be remembered for his love of flying his private planes. He flew any chance he could get and frequently lived in lake airport communities so that flying would be accessible to him. He loved to travel in his motorhome with Rosemarie and did that for more than 10 years. He is described as being a friendly person and could strike up a conversation and make a friend anywhere. He was a devoted husband to Rosemarie and loved his family dearly. Jim was preceded in death by his parents and by his brother, Robert. Those left to cherish his memory are Rosemarie, his wife of 51 years, daughter, Karen Shaffer, and grandson, Thomas Shaffer. Arrangements for Jim are private at this time. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Julianne DePinto

Julianne DePinto, 81, Hernando, FL
Julianne DePinto of Hernando, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on October 17, 2021 at the age of 81. She was born to the late Benjamin and Marion (Gray) Ward on October 11, 1940 in Alexandria, LA. She earned her PHD in Psychology from Northwestern University and prior to her retirement, independently conducted equal employment opportunity investigations for the United States Government. In 1963 she married her loving husband Vito DePinto with whom she shared 58 years of loving marriage. Julianne and Vito made Citrus County their home in 2002 after relocating from Chicago, IL. She always made an effort to give back to her community and help others in need. In addition to doing volunteer work locally with the Citrus Hills Women’s Club, Julianne had worked with the Veterans Administration to set up a Senior Adult Center in North Chicago, IL. She was a member of the Newcomers Club, the Citrus County Arts Center, the Citrus Four and More Club and the Citrus County Macintosh Computer Users Group. Julianne greatly enjoyed photography and was also a member of a digital camera club. In addition to her husband Vito, those left to mourn Julianne’s passing include her sons: Michael DePinto and his wife Anna of London, England, Vincent DePinto and his wife Lisa of Chicago, IL; brother, Stephen Ward and his wife Ingrid of St. Louis, MO; sisters: Carolyn Williams and Bonnie Hacke, both of Las Cruces, NM, Diane Castronovo and her husband Tony of Melbourne, FL, Cindy Holland and her husband Ted of Wyoming, Nancy Lucas of Villa Ridge, MO; and granddaughter, Camilla DePinto. In keeping with her kind spirit and true giving nature, Julianne’s final wishes were for her body to be donated to science to further the education of future physicians. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Armand Desmarais

Armand J Desmarais, 89, Inverness, FL
Armand Joseph Desmarais, 89, of Inverness, Florida passed away from this life on October 10th, 2021 in the Vitas Hospice House, Lecanto, Florida. He was born to the late Joseph and Rosealma Desmarais on November 16th, 1931. He attended St. James High School in Haverhill, Massachusetts. He joined the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict and served on the U.S.S. Wright (CVL-49). He was honorably discharged on November 16th, 1953 with the rank of Quartermaster Second Class. He was awarded several metals during his military service. He attended the State University of New York Agriculture and Technical Institute at Morrisville, and received his Major in Applied Science Food Technology. He also attended the University of Georgia and received his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. He was employed by Hercules of Wilmington, Delaware and was in charge of setting up new project labs for the company. He was the leading chemist in the Water Soluble Polymer field and published articles used in college text books. When he retired from Hercules, he was employed by Chris Craft Chemical Division located in Indiana. He retired from this company and moved to Florida where he continued to consult for some time. On March 30th, 1962, he became an Associated Member of the Hercules Branch, of The Scientific Society of America. He was a member of ASTM and helped set the standards for the chemical industry. Armand was a lifelong member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post #4252 of Hernando, FL. He is survived by his wife, Jean; his children, Cynthia Henderson of Wilmington, DE, Gayle Davis of Citrus Springs, FL, Joseph Desmarais of Wilmington, DE, and Cheryl Lee of Santa Ynez, CA; two sisters, Joan Kelley of Maynard, MA and Carolyn Radzwill of Haverhill, MA. Visitation at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness, FL will begin on Saturday, October 16th, 2021 at 10 AM. A Celebration of Life will follow at 11 AM with Jim Rossman officiating. Full Military Honors will be rendered following the services by Hernando, FL VFW Post #4252. Armand will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery of Bushnell, FL at a later date. Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


David Ditchfield

David W Ditchfield, 83, Beverly Hills, FL
David Wayne Ditchfield had a peaceful transition in Beverly Hills, Florida on September 10, 2021 at the age of 83. He was gregarious and lived life fully. An avid tennis and pickleball player, he also enjoyed sailing/boating, playing his guitar and traveling especially to his favorite beaches. Horses had been important to him all his life as he trained and raced trotter horses both in Florida and Canada. He moved to Citrus County Florida in 1976 and owned several businesses including the Inverness Amoco Gas Station downtown and Broker of a local Real Estate company; he is best known for the last 36 years helping people regain their hearing through his work as an Audioprotologist at his Tri-County Hearing offices in Citrus and Marion Counties. He was active in many community organizations including a volunteer for the Inverness Fire Department assisting with the fight to save Citrus High School during the blaze in 1985. He was born in Ottawa, Canada, January 3, 1938 a son for Harvey and Edna (Maxwell) Ditchfield and spent most of his growing years on the Gatineau River. After graduating from Ryerson University he partnered in a steel fabricating company in Chelsea until he became a teacher at Philemon Wright High School and football coach. He was grateful for his time there and had many fond memories of touching the lives of students and players. David served a term as a Councillor in Chelsea (West Hull). He was a 33 degree Scottish Rite Mason and piloted his own sea plane. Preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Kathryn Ditchfield. A loving father and husband, he is deeply missed by his children Amanda Johnson and her husband Kirk of Beverly Hills; sons: Gordon Ditchfield of Beverly Hills, Michael Ditchfield of Inverness; and granddaughter, Megan Ditchfield of Ocala. Memorial services for David are being planned for a later date arrangements at Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Paul Dolcemascolo

Paul A Dolcemascolo, 71, Floral City, FL
Paul A. Dolcemascolo, age 71, Floral City, FL passed away September 9, 2021 at his residence. Paul was born in Poughkeepsie, NY on May 27, 1950 to the late Peter and Freda (DePuy) Dolcemascolo. He moved to the Tampa area in 1979 where he worked as a land surveyor for over 40 years. He loved his job and the people he worked with. He met his wife, Carol of Floral City in 1999 and subsequently moved to Citrus County after their marriage in June of 2001. Paul was an avid golfer and sports fan. He always looked forward to Thursday morning and an 8:00 AM tee time. In the evening you could find Paul in front of the television watching sports with his beloved golden retrievers, Marley and Macey. Left to cherish is memory are his wife of 20 years, Carol (Gunn) Dolcemascolo; 5 children: Christopher Dolcemascolo of Inverness, Andrew Dolcemascolo of Wesley Chapel, Melissa (Victor) Anderson of Hernando, Heather Rogers of Inverness , and Erin (Fernando) Gastaldi of Jacksonville; his brother, Joseph (Kathy) Dolcemascolo of New Paltz, NY, and his sister, Marie (Craig) Wood of Havalock, NC; 8 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. There will be a Celebration of Life scheduled at a later date. Cremation with care with Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Marie Doran

Marie T Doran, 88, Inverness, FL
Marie Theresa Doran, 88, of Inverness, FL, passed away September 8, 2021 at Highland Place in Inverness. Marie was born in Astoria, NY on March 10, 1933, to the late Nicholas and Theresa (Carlucci) Casamisina. Marie retired after 15 years as a clerk with the US Postal Service in Long Island, NY and she came to Citrus County in 1994. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church, and the Italian American Club. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters: Frances Jaworski and her husband, Jim of Inverness, Theresa Finnegan and her husband Robert, of Northport, NY; her grandchildren: Genevieve Finnegan of Northport, NY and Nicholas Jaworski and his wife Elizabeth of Inverness; and great grandson, Isaac Jaworski. Funeral services for Marie will be conducted on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 12:30 PM, at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, with Fr. Tim Cummings, officiating. Entombment will follow at Fero Memorial Gardens in Beverly Hills. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11:30 AM until service time.


Kenneth Edwards, II

Kenneth L Edwards, II, 79, Homosassa, FL
Kenneth Lawrence Edwards, II passed away at his home in Homosassa, FL on August 15, 2021 at the age of 79. He was born to the late Kenneth Lawrence and Carrie (Benjamin) Edwards on May 16, 1942 in Johnson City, NY. Kenneth was a professional truck driver for a number of years but eventually he owned and operated his own appliance repair and sales shop prior to retirement. He was a Florida “Snowbird” for almost 30 years before finally making Florida his permanent home 8 years ago after relocating from Binghamton, NY. Kenneth is survived by his daughters Marsha Brown and Cheryl Seymour; 8 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Allison Edwards on October 8, 2013. Kenneth’s urn will be laid to rest with his wife at Lyons Street Cemetery in Uniondale, PA at a later date. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Kaylan Flatt

Kaylan D Flatt, 21, Bushnell, FL
Kaylan Danielle Flatt, known as Boo to her family and Flower to her BoBo, Age 21 passed away unexpectedly on August 30, 2021. She was residing with her father and Darlene Lambert in Bushnell, FL until her return to Stetson University on August 16, 2021 to begin her senior year of college. She was born October 14, 1999 to Heather Sanders and Daniel Flatt in Leesburg, Florida. Kaylan graduated with honors from South Sumter High School in 2018 to enter Stetson University to complete her AA and to get a BA degree in Psychology. Her goal was to help children. Kaylan touched everybody’s heart she ever met. She loved reading, drawing, hunting and fishing as well as animals. She also loved spending time with family and friends. She is survived by her mother, Heather Sanders, her father, Daniel (Darlene Lambert) Flatt, her grandparents, Bo and Ruthie Sanders, her Uncle Jamie (Tori), cousins, Baby Reed, Kade, Cale and Landi Lynn Sanders, her Aunt Holly (Jason) and cousin Stella (Munchkin) Young, her Aunt Dorothy (Jared) Stokes and cousins, Henry and Destiny Adams, her great grandmother, Mary Frances (Nanny) Cole plus a host of additional aunts, uncles and cousins, and her best friends, Bre and T. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Beyers Funeral Home, Purcell Chapel in Bushnell, FL. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Delbert Freeze, Sr.

Delbert L Freeze, Sr., 77, Floral City, FL
Delbert Lee Freeze Sr long-time resident of Floral City, FL, passed away on July 24, 2021 at the age of 77. He was born in Iowa, and was the 17th out of 18 Brothers and Sisters. After his service in the Air Force, He continued his love for traveling by acquiring his CDL and driving a Semi truck across the country, after that He worked at Seco for 20+ years as a mechanic where he became Mr. Fix It if he could hear the noise he knew what the problem was, he accomplished all this while balancing being a Volunteer Fire Fighter for Floral City Fire Department. He was an outdoor enthusiast, very family oriented and the best Horseshoe partner ever. He never met a stranger and would do anything for anybody. He loved Peanut butter cookies, carrot cake, goulash and coca cola. He was such a hard worker and had the biggest heart. He loved his family more than ever. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Leo Faye and Verena Catherine Freeze, 8 Sisters,5 Brothers, and Son Delbert L Freeze II . He is survived by Sister Clara L. Proksch, Brothers, Leroy, Leland, Daughter's Katherine, Linda, Dawn, Veronica and Son Robert, 17 Grandchildren and 21 Great Grandchildren with one on the way. The family is asking for those who wish to show their respects to make a donation to Moffitt Cancer Center in lieu of flowers. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Gail Gilbertie

Gail L Gilbertie, 76, Beverly Hills, FL
Gail L. (Bonis) Gilbertie, 76, of Beverly Hills, FL, passed away on August 31st, 2021, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born to the late Stephen J. and Muriel Grace (Norton) Bonis Jr. on January 6th, 1945, in Norwalk, Connecticut. She married her beloved husband John, and together they made Citrus County their home after moving from Fairfield, CT. Gail was a very valued administrative assistant at Marketing Corporation of America, having been employed with the company for over twenty - five years. Gail will be remembered as an ardent supporter of the local American Legion Post #155 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #10087 Honor Guard to which she accompanied her husband throughout the years. She was an avid book reader, camper and enjoyed decorating her home. Gail always had an uncanny ability to take light from the most difficult of circumstances. She will be proudly remembered as a pillar of strength through her cherished children and grandchildren. She was a generous, kind, caring and quick-witted soul who wore her heart on her sleeve. Those that knew her will fondly recollect her smile as her presence always radiated warmth and love wherever she went. Gail was preceded in death, along with her parents, by her siblings, Stephen Bonis III, Gary Bonis, and Judith Varian, and by her brothers-in-law Charles Varian and Robert Letkowski. Those left to cherish Gail's memory are many. They include her beloved husband of nearly thirty-five years, John J. Gibertie Jr.; her children, Craig Klepadlo (Nora) of Carolina, Puerto Rico, Kristin Beville (Harold) of Sauk Village, IL; her siblings, David Bonis and Ellen Letkowski; her grandchildren Nathaniel, Haleigh, Valerie, Bianca, and Kailyn; her many adored nieces and nephews, her sisters-in-law Judy Bonis and Lorraine (Raymond) Beaudin; and her ever-faithful four legged companion, Bandit. A special thank you goes out on behalf of Gail's family to HPH Hospice Nurse, Sara who showed the utmost compassion and dedication during Gail's final days of life. She will be thought of fondly. A Celebration of Life for Gail will be held at a later date. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Loel (Lori) Greene

Loel (Lori) A Greene, 79, Inverness, FL
Loel (Lori) Allen Greene, 79 and a thirty-year resident of the Inverness/Lecanto area, passed peacefully in hospice with family by her side on August 5, 2021. A native of Jamestown, New York, Lori was a graduate of Southwestern High School and Grove City College and Antioch University. A career educator, she started, managed, and consulted on a variety of childcare services for the Federal Government in the Washington D.C. area before retiring to central Florida in the early 1990s. There she partnered with her brother Hap running the fine dining restaurant Country Oaks Inn in Lecanto for several years. A lifelong learner, Lori loved spending time in her beloved Chautauqua, reading, playing bridge, and entertaining friends, starting most days at the Hen House. Lori also enjoyed adventure, including traveling the United States with her second husband, Bob, cruising through the Panama Canal, riding her motorcycle with the “Retreads” and obtaining her pilot’s license. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Inverness, also attending the First United Methodist and St Margaret’s churches. A long-term volunteer at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Stephen Ministries, and numerous other organizations, she is survived by her sons Brian (Rachel, Kathryn of Pittsburgh, PA) and Christopher (Karen, Cody and Keeley of Derwood, MD), her sister Lynne Reading and brother Hayward Hough (Sandy). Husbands David Allen and Robert Greene preceded her in death. A celebration of life will be held in the fall, and donations in her memory can be made to Habitat for Humanity of Citrus County, P.O. Box 1041, Crystal River FL 34423, the Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131, or the foundation associated with the hospice that cared for Lori, VITAS Community Connection, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1220, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. Cremation with Care provided by the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Carole Griffin

Carole S Griffin, 74, Dunnellon, FL
Carole Sue Griffin age 74 of Dunnellon, Florida passed away on 08/08/2021 at Ocala Regional Medical Center. She was born on 03/16/1947 in Glen Rogers, West Virginia. She is survived by Ginger Mason daughter in Floral City. Christopher Patton, grandson Lawrenceville Georgia, Christina Patton granddaughter, Inverness, Florida. Ciara Mason granddaughter, Royston, Georgia, Patton Harris, great grandson, Floral City Florida. Alexa Daughtery great granddaughter, Floral City Florida, David Massey, brother, Texas. Nancy Watson, sister, West Virginia. She was preceded in death by Wilburn Ernest Griffin Jr. spouse, and Ernest Ray Griffin son. She was a dedicated nurse who loved her patients. She loved Jesus and Donald Trump. Services for Carole will be conducted on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 3:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, with Pastor Caleb Hunnicutt, officiating. Entombment will follow on Monday at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Leesburg.


Joy Griffin

Joy A Griffin, 89, Floral City, FL
Joy Ann Griffin, 89, of Floral City, FL passed away on September 26th, 2021 under the care of Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing in Inverness. Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Laura Elizabeth Hall

Laura Elizabeth Hall, 94, Lecanto, FL
Laura Elizabeth Hall, 94, of Lecanto, FL passed away on September 2nd, 2021 while under the care of Osceola Regional Medical Center in Kissimmee, FL. She was born to the late Walter and Laura (O’Bryant) Bradbury on September 9th, 1926 in Harlan County, Kentucky. She and her late husband, Gaston, made Citrus County their home in 1979 when they moved from Tampa. She was a homemaker for many years and loved her family dearly. She loved to cook, read, and provide for her family. Elizabeth, in 2015, fully lost her vision but never lost her strong-willed character or her fierce desire for independence. Elizabeth was preceded in death, along with her parents, by her husband of 42 years, Gaston and by her brothers, Edgar, James, and sister Helen. Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Kim R. Hall (Marie) of Lecanto, FL, Gaston Hall (Wendy) of Lecanto, FL, and Karen Elizabeth Arose (Glenn) of Tampa, FL; and her five cherished grandchildren, Floyd Hall, Kimble Hall, Hunter Hall, Laura Arose, and Joey Arose. Arrangements for Elizabeth are private at this time. Elizabeth will be laid to rest beside her husband, Gaston, at Florida National Cemetery of Bushnell, FL at a later date. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Harold Hardy

Harold L Hardy, 81, Lecanto, FL
Harold L. Hardy of Lecanto, FL passed away at Bayfront Health in Citrus Hills on August 1, 2021 at the age of 81. He was born in Boyne City, MI on July 29, 1940 and made Florida his home 33 years ago. Harold was an extremely talented artist and enjoyed painting. He had a talent for crafting and building model ships and boats. Harold really loved cruising and traveling and had traveled to many destinations around the globe. Those left to mourn Harold’s passing include his partner in life and love of 26 years, Lorraine Casucci Childs; sons: Joel Hardy and wife, Jean, Jimmy Hardy and wife Jill, Danny Hardy and wife, Julie and Travis Hardy and wife Angie; daughter, Mira Hardy and spouse Bryce Brandon; stepsons: Brian and Richard Casucci; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by all of his brothers and sisters. Cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Mary Hardy

Mary E Hardy, 62, Inverness, FL
Wife, Mom, Grandma, Aunt, Sister and Friend, all the many things you were to us. #1 mom does not describe how wonderful our mother Mary Hardy was. She gave her life to raise us 5 children and dedicated each one of us to the Lord. She always said to each of us children, “I prayed for 3 H’s while carrying you, Happy, Healthy and Honest” and that is what He gave her and she kept us that way, with her strong example and kind loving care. She was a devoted wife and help mate for over 37 years to William Lee Hardy, they had the truest deepest love that gave all of us a wonderful example. Mom will be missed by many but her kindness, hard work and dedication to the Lord will not be forgotten and we will each do our best to carry on our parents memory and work. For those of you that didn’t know Mary Hardy, she was a proud mother and grandmother and she gave us the greatest gift any mother could give her children, truth and love. We grew up strong because she weeded out whatever could go wrong, she'd say the straight and narrow is the toughest road but it’s the only road worth being on. Her garden: Daughter Anita Hardy, (son’s) Billy Hardy, Jared Hardy, daughter Krystle Miracle and her husband Shaun Miracle and their children Landon, Liam, Brooke and Ezekiel and daughter Jessica Jackson and her Husband Joshua Jackson and their girls Cedar and Brooke. Her favorite thing to do was to read, sing and dance to her grandkids. Her face would light up with pure joy and love. No words can describe how much love our mother poured into her family and the burden she had to serve the Lord and teach us to do the same. Our dear Father saw her job was done and that it was time to take her on home, we thank Him for the time he gave us with her and now she can rest in Him. Below is the song she would put her grandchildren to sleep singing: From the dust of the earth, God created man, His breath made man a living soul. For God so loved the world, that He gave His only son, and that is why I love Him so. I was made in his likeness, created in his image, for I was born to serve the Lord, and I can't deny him, I'll always walk beside him, for I was born to serve the Lord. My hands were made, to help my neighbor, my eyes were made to read God's word, my feet were made to walk in his footsteps, my body is the temple of the Lord. I was made in His likeness, created in His image for I was born to serve the Lord and I can't deny Him 'll always walk beside Him, for I was born to serve the Lord. I will serve thee, because I love thee For I was born, to serve the Lord. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


William Hardy

William L Hardy, 61, Inverness, FL
William Lee Hardy passed from this world August 8th 2021. He will be remembered by his family and friends as a devoted child of God, husband of 38 years, and father of five and grandfather of six. He leaves behind wife Mary Hardy, daughter Anita Hardy, son’s Billy and Jared Hardy daughter Krystle Miracle and her Husband Shaun Miracle and their children, Landon, Liam Brooke, and Ezekiel, his youngest daughter Jessica Jackson and her Husband Joshua Jackson and their daughters Cedar and Holly. William was born August 22nd, 1959 in Plymouth, Indiana. He was brought up by his loving parents along with three sisters, until he married his wife Mary at the age of 23 and began a family of his own. He was quite yet wise and never spoke an unkind word, he was soft yet strong, and the most dependable loyal person one could ever hope to have in their lives. His laugh could turn the darkest day bright and his smile was contagious. William had diverse range of talents and skills developed by his love for learning and hard work. He encouraged others to learn, and gain experience through his generous nature and willingness to help. William will be greatly missed by all who knew him and leaves behind a legacy of kindness, hard work, and devoted love for God and others. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


James Herman

James A Herman, 73, Hernando, FL
James Arthur Herman of Hernando, FL and formerly of St. Petersburg, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on August 17, 2021 at the age of 73. He was born on September 13, 1947 in Queens, NY. James proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy retiring as a Senior Chief after 25 years of dedicated service. He made Citrus County his home 3 ½ years ago after relocating from St. Petersburg. James was a lifetime member of Hernando VFW #4252 where he enjoyed spending time with his many friends there. James is survived by his wife of 9 years, Debra Herman; sons: James Herman, Jr., Christopher Herman; daughter, Diana Provone; sisters: Barbara and Diane; and 4 grandchildren. James’ family is planning a graveside service with military honors at a later date. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Raymond Hudson

Raymond C Hudson, 67, Lecanto, FL
Raymond C. Hudson passed away at New Horizon Village in Lecanto while under the care of Vitas Hospice on August 10, 2021 at the age of 67. He is survived by his brothers: Daniel and Robert Hudson; sisters: Virginia Knarr, Patricia Tudor, Roberta Laux. He was preceded in death by brother, Gerald Hudson and sister, Kathleen Goodwin. Raymond will be laid to rest with his parents at St. Stephens Cemetery in Fort Thomas, KY at a later date. Kentucky arrangements will be entrusted to Muehlenkamp- Erschell Funeral Home in Fort Thomas, KY. Local arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Kenneth Hulse

Kenneth A Hulse, 62, Floral City, FL
Kenneth A. Hulse, 62, of Floral City, FL passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 13th, 2021, under the care of Ocala Regional Medical Center in Ocala, FL. He was born to the late Spencer Hulse and Dorothy (King) on June 1st, 1959 in Islip, NY. He was a Dump Truck Driver for many years and enjoyed being on the road. He and his family made Citrus County their home 17 years ago when they moved from New York. Kenny enjoyed race car driving, tinkering with motors, machinery, hunting, fishing, and being out on a kayak. He also loved shooting guns, spending time with his friends and family, playing poker, and over all enjoying life. He will be remembered for his Pepsi-drinking and his funny, silly personality. Kenny was preceded in death by his father, Spencer and by his brother, Raymond. Those left to cherish his memory are his companion of 28 years, Lynn Robinson; his children, Kenneth Hulse (Gail) of New York, Bryan Hulse of Spring Hill, FL, and Irene Hulse (Joe) of Inverness, FL; his two brothers, Spencer and Howard; and his two sisters, Susan and Lynda. He was loved by many and his family and friends will miss him dearly. A Celebration of Life will be held for Kenneth by his family at a later date. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Robert Hylen, Sr.

Robert R Hylen, Sr., 88, Lecanto, FL
Robert R. Hylen, Sr. of Lecanto, FL passed away at Seven Rivers Hospital on September 4, 2021 at the age of 88. He was born to the late Arthur and Evelyn (Hawkins) Hylen on December 29, 1932 in Randolph, MA. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps. Robert received his Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Advertising from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. Following graduation, he went on to work in the new and emerging refrigerated foods industry. After many years of service, Robert retired from the Pillsbury Corporation as their National Sales Manager. On June 18, 1955 he married Paula (Schwind) with whom he shared 66 years of loving marriage. Robert and Paula made Lecanto their home in 1998. He loved his family, his church, playing golf, traveling and playing cards. Robert also liked to volunteer his time. In addition to his wife Paula, those left to mourn Robert’s passing include his children: Andrea Hylen, Joanne Brown (Patrick), Robert Hylen, Jr; grandchildren: Mary (Jesse), Elizabeth, Amy (Patrick), Julie (Thomas), Hannah, Lucas, Matthew, Nathaniel, Makenna; great grandchildren: Lucille, James, Evelyn. Robert was preceded in death by his son, Kenneth Hylen; grandchild, Cooper; brothers: Ronald Hylen, David Hylen; sister in law, Ellen Hylen. Robert will be laid to rest with full military honors at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, MA on October 8, 2021 at 11:30 AM. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Margaret Immerso

Margaret A Immerso, 87, Lecanto, FL
Margaret A. “Mickey” Immerso, 87, of Lecanto, FL passed away on July 25, 2021 under the care of HPH Hospice in Lecanto. She was born on December 29th, 1933 in Bronx, NY and was a convenience store manager for many years. She made her home in Citrus County in 1979 after moving from Bronx. She enjoyed traveling, shopping, collecting old coins, and was a member of TOPS. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph in 1983. Mickey will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery of Bushnell, FL at a later date. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Margaret Immerso

Margaret A Immerso, 87, Lecanto, FL
Margaret A. “Mickey” Immerso, 87, of Lecanto, FL passed away on July 25, 2021 under the care of HPH Hospice in Lecanto. She was born on December 29th, 1933 in Bronx, NY and was a convenience store manager for many years. She made her home in Citrus County in 1979 after moving from Bronx. She enjoyed traveling, shopping, collecting old coins, and was a member of TOPS. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph in 1983. Mickey will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery of Bushnell, FL at a later date. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Frank Irvin

Frank Irvin, 43, Beverly Hills, FL
Frank “Frankie” Irvin, 43, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away on September 20, 2021 in Hernando, FL. He was born to the late Leon Irvin and Angela (Nola) Tucker on May 19th, 1978 in Yonkers, NY. Frank will be remembered as being a good friend to all who had the privilege of getting to know him. He is described as someone who never gossips or has an ill word to say about anyone. He was an all-around good person and he will be missed deeply. Those left to cherish Frankie’s memory are his children, Frank Irvin, Jr. of Inverness, FL and Kalyn Ivin of Inverness, FL; his mother, Angela Tucker; his siblings, Vincent Irvin and Angelina Irvin; and his cherished granddaughter, Linzie Irvin. Arrangements for Frankie are private at this time. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Michael Jaworski

Michael P Jaworski, 77, Inverness, FL
Michael Paul Jaworski, 77, of Inverness, passed away August 1, 2021, at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Michael was born in Baltimore, MD on October 3, 1943, to the late Leonard and Josephine (Kida) Jaworski. He served his country in the US Army and was a Veteran of Vietnam and Korea. Michael came to Citrus County in 2008 from Sarasota, FL, having moved there in the late 70’s, from Maryland. Michael was always the center of attention and always entertaining. He loved to fish, enjoyed boating and was a great cook. He enjoyed playing cards, especially pinochle, and computer games like solitaire and cribbage. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Brenda Jaworski; his daughter Melissa Barnes; his brother, Paul Jaworski and his wife Theresa; his brother-in-law, Glenn Jackson; sister-in-law, Debra Jernigan; niece, Amanda Albritton, and nephew, Robert Bailey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Leonard Jaworski and sister, Juanita Siebert. Private cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


David Jayne

David K Jayne, 83, Inverness, FL
David K. Jayne, 83, of Inverness, FL passed away on September 9th, 2021 under the care of Citrus Memorial Hospital of Inverness. He was born to the late George and Esther May (Cole) Jayne on November 25th, 1937 in Dundee, NY. He was a Jet Engine Mechanic when he honorably served in the United States Air Force. He preceded a career at Pan Am for 29 years. He and his wife, Cecelia, made Citrus County their home 15 years ago when they moved from Davie, FL. David was an avid crossword player, loved cornhole, loved beating everyone in Dominos, loved deer hunting with his father, he was a Pittsburg Steelers fan he loved NASCAR and go kart racing (go 7NY) and working out in his garden. He will be remembered for being there for whoever needed him. David was preceded in death, along with his parents, by six of his brothers and sisters. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 45 years, Cecelia; his children, David A. Jayne, Cheryl & Alan Salisbury, Nancy Magrene, Margherita & Jerry Bovee, Cecelia & Mark Kidwell (his longtime racing buddy), Lora Prior, Peggy & Shawn Brace, Maria Pecoraro; his brother, Bobby Jayne; his sisters, Velma Silliman and Carolyn Merritt and his many cherished grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is scheduled for Sunday, September 19th, 2021 at 3:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Calling hours will be held from 2:00 PM until the hour of service. David will be laid to rest at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Lorraine Johnson

Lorraine M Johnson, 77, Homosassa, FL
Lorraine M. Johnson, 77, of Homosassa, FL passed away on October 22nd, 2021 under the care of Superior Residences of Lecanto, FL. She was born to the late Lloyd and Alma Rabideau Bresette on November 7th, 1943 in Buffalo, NY. She married her beloved husband, Joseph in 1985 and together, they made Citrus County their home in 2018 after many years of snow-birding from Keeseville, NY. She was a Coronary Care Technician for many years and was involved in the medical industry for 20+ years overall. Lorraine was an avid bowler and loved to gamble. She was active in the Ladies of the Elks where she was President for some time. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Evelyn. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Joseph; her children, Paul “Travis” Santorella, Heidi Walker, and Toni Griffith; her two brothers, Wayne and Bernard Bresette; and her several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was loved by many and will be deeply missed. Arrangements for Lorraine are private at this time. She will later be laid to rest in New York. Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ronald "Butch" Johnston

Ronald "Butch" J Johnston, 81, Floral City, FL
Ronald “Butch” Jackson Johnston, Sr. of Floral City passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on September 10, 2021, at the age of 81. He was born to the late Norman James and Beatrice (Thurman) Johnston on July 19, 1940 in Bronx, NY. Ronald made Floral City his home in 1997 after residing most of his life in Pinellas Park and Idaho. Butch was an incredibly hard worker who never had a desire to retire. After many years working as a Truck Driver and Auto Body Technician, he most recently was as a Heavy Equipment Operator and a Jack of All Trades for Cliff’s Septic Services in Brooksville, FL. In his down time, Butch enjoyed acrylic painting, drag racing, motocross and watching Dale Earnhardt races. He was the champion of Figure-8 stock car racing at the Sunshine Speedway in Pinellas Park in the 60’s. Those left to mourn Ronald’s passing include his son, Ronald Johnston, Jr. and his wife Lori, daughters, Kimberly Triano and her husband Timothy, Ronda Van Diver and her husband Ronnie; Grandson, Jake Chason and his wife, Monica, granddaughters, Alexandra Johnston and her fiancé Josh, Brittany Baylis and her husband Brian, Courtney Chase and her fiancé Jessica, and Emily Nickell and her husband Brett; as well as seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by two sisters and a brother. Butch never said Goodbye when leaving or hanging up the phone, always just “love ya tons”. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Vera Kaseta

Vera Kaseta, 101, Inverness, FL
Vera L. Kaseta, age 101, Inverness, FL passed away August 1, 2021 at The Life Care Center of Citrus County following a brief illness. Mrs Kaseta was born in Dayton, OH on March 28, 1920 to the late George and Angeline (Martin) McQuality. She was active locally in the Citrus County community as well as her residence community, Royal Oaks. Vera was also active with the Ford Motor Company alumni in Dearborn, MI. and an award winning artist with her arts and crafts. She was a very much loved mother. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Robert Oakley of Floral City. There is a Celebration of Life scheduled for Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 2:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness. Cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis


Louise "Weezie" Lanzendorfer

Louise "Weezie" M Lanzendorfer, 85, Inverness, FL
Louise Marie “Weezie” Lanzendorfer of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on October 3, 2021 at the age of 85. She was born to the late Charles and Lillian Nittel on July 4, 1936 in New York, NY. Weezie worked in the technology industry for a number of years as a programmer. In 1989 she married Joseph Lanzendorfer with whom she shared 31 years of loving marriage until his passing on August 22, 2020. Weezie and Joseph were Florida “snowbirds” for a number of years but made Florida their permanent home in 2019 and were members of the First Lutheran Church of Inverness. She enjoyed traveling and taking cruises with her husband, especially cruises to the Caribbean islands with the Share Club. Weezie is survived by her son, Keefe Doelling; stepchildren: Daniel Lanzendorfer and his wife Pamela, Cheri Miller and her husband Jerry, Patricia Kelly and her husband John; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be laid to rest with her family at Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City, FL at a later date. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Donald Leuallen

Donald J Leuallen, 86, Inverness, FL
Donald J. Leuallen, born June 23rd, 1935 in Salem, NJ, went peacefully to be with the Lord on September 9th, 2021 under the care of hospice at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, FL. He was preceded in death by his wife and mother of his children, Mary A. Burk Leuallen; his 2nd wife, Arlette Gifford Leuallen; his parents, William and Mary (Schultz) Leuallen; and his brother, Billy Leuallen. Those left to cherish Donald’s memory are his daughters, Julia A. Leuallen Rinnier (Steve King) and Diana Leuallen Lilla (Terry); his cherished grandchildren, Mary Scott Booth (Alan), Angela Ulissi, Valerie Rinnier Johnson (Robert), and Natalie Rinnier Specie (Sean); his adored great-grandchildren, Gage, Allora, Dakota, Madison, Dalton, and Gemma; and his friend and companion, Mary Merrick. Donald enjoyed baseball, fishing, football, and talking sports. He enjoyed taking care of his Orchids and working in his garden. He also loved traveling and spending time with his family and friends. He was an active animal lover and enjoyed spending time with his cats. He was also an active member of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church of Inverness. He was involved in several committees and served as a Worship Leader. Donald will be remembered for his way of bringing joy in others. He was loved by many and will be dearly missed. A Celebration of Life for Donald will be held at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church at a later date, when friends and family can all be together. Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Citrus County Animal Services of Inverness, FL, 4030 S. Airport Road, Inverness, FL 34450 or to St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 114 N. Osceola Avenue, Inverness, FL 34450.


Sarah Lillis

Sarah L Lillis, 85, Inverness, FL
Sarah Louise Lillis, age 85 who resided in Arbor Trail Health & Rehab Center passed away Aug 23, 2021. Sarah was born in Columbia, MS on December 16, 1935. She will be buried in the Good Hope Baptist Cemetery in Columbia, MS under the direction of Hathorn Funeral Service in Columbia. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home was in charge of Florida arrangements.


Nancy "Sue" Loftin

Nancy "Sue" Loftin, 83, Hernando, FL
Nancy “Sue” Loftin of Hernando, FL went home to be with her Lord and Savior on September 24, 2021, at the age of 83, at Bayfront Health Seven Rivers Hospital. She was born on December 4th, 1937 in Knoxville, TN. On August 26, 1978 she married Robert “Bobby” L. Loftin with whom she shared 43 years of loving marriage. They made Citrus County their home in 2001 after relocating from Atlanta, GA. Sue was a Christian by faith and a member of North Oak Baptist Church in Citrus Springs, FL. Sue retired as an administrator for General Motors. But she also studied cosmetology, professional cake decorating, floral design, photography and calligraphy. Sue enjoyed word puzzles, all types of crafts. cooking, baking and shopping. Sue was at ease in her home where she created delicious meals. She was very active at North Oak and loved to fellowship with her church family. In addition to her husband Robert “Bobby” those left to mourn Sue’s passing include her daughter, Michelle Anne Barnes and her husband Robert of Savannah, GA, Luther and Kathy Willis and family, all her NOBC family and her dear friend, Betty Pendley. She was preceded in death by her Mother and Father and siblings: David Rose and Sheila Kirchoff. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is scheduled at North Oak Baptist Church in Citrus Springs, FL for Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 11:00 AM and will be conducted by Pastor Stan Stewart. Friends are invited to gather for visitation with the family beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, Sue requests that memorial donations be made to North Oak Baptist Church in her memory. She will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Leona Lotz

Leona M Lotz, 91, Hernando, FL
Leona M. Lotz, 91, of Hernando, FL went home peacefully into the arms of God, on September 16th, 2021, under the loving care of her daughter Karen Lewis, grandson Eric Lewis and family. Leona was born in East Boston, Massachusetts, February 13th, 1930 to Walter and Lena Stoney. Leona came from a large family consisting of several brothers and sisters, during the Great Depression. She graduated high school and went on to complete business school whereafter she was employed as a secretary in Boston at the State House. From there she met the love of her life, Peter E. Lotz who sadly preceded her in death on December 6, 2011. It was love at first sight while waiting in line to see a movie with her mother. Peter turned around and bought a ticket and sat down next to Leona. Much to Leona’s father’s surprise she had brought back Peter who was in the Coast Guard at the time. Her love for him never died as everyday she thought of him and kept him in her prayers. They had a wonderful life together and enjoyed entertaining their friends, boating, and traveling in their RV out west. Leona’s main profession in life was an executive secretary in which she retired from Carborundum, an abrasives company in Niagara Falls. After leaving New York to move to St. Petersburg Beach in order to take care of Peter’s father, she also worked at Pass-A-Grille Beach Community Church, as their secretary. After moving to Citrus county she then volunteered at Citrus Memorial Hospital where her daughter worked, to assist her when needed. Leona loved her three children immensely and enjoyed the times she spent with them. Peter S. Lotz of Niagara Falls, NY is a Master Falconer and she put on the glove at the Erie County Fair to handle a European Barn Owl. John R. Lotz of Middleport, NY would take her riding on his Harley and she loved every minute of it. Karen L. Lewis of Hernando, FL devoted her love and care and shared many happy times together. Leona loved to sing and play her guitar and once was on stage singing with Ramblin Lou, a popular country western singer, in upstate New York. On a trip to Nashville she cut a 45 singing Crazy, by Patsy Cline. Everyone that met her knew she was as honest as they come. Always smiling and willing to listen and help out if she could. Leona was very devoted to her family and always put them first. Mom, we were blessed for the time God gave you to us. You were the best mother a son or daughter could ever hope to have. You have brought value, love, and hope into our lives. We each have our own special memories that we will hold close to our hearts and remember you each day forever until we meet again. Left to cherish your memory are 3 children: Peter S. Lotz and his wife Pauline of Niagara Falls, New York, John R. Lotz and his wife Vicki of Middleport, New York, and Karen L. Lewis and her husband John of Hernando, Florida; 3 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; sister, Jeanne Stoney of Spring Hill, Florida and brother, Raymond Stoney of North Carolina and several siblings. Cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. Inurnment to take place at Riverdale Cemetery, New York at a later date.


Bruce Lowell

Bruce Lowell, 69, Beverly Hills, FL
Bruce Lowell was born March 21, 1952, in Flint, Michigan. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, great uncle, cousin, and friend. Bruce Lowell was an Air Force man, Microsoft man, and most recently, a realtor but he was above all, a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Bruce found the most joy loving and caring for his family while also surprising them with pranks and regaling them with “Dad” jokes. Bruce met Diana Palmer at age 15 while camping with their respective families. He eventually convinced Diana to give him a chance and they began dating and later married and had two strong-willed daughters. Bruce and family experienced many adventures together here and abroad including hiking waterfalls, puffin attacks, cruising around Hawaii, fishing and snorkeling in the Florida Keys and taking the boat out on the bay or the lakes of Florida and Washington. Bruce was a sports fanatic but changed teams every time he moved geographic location – though he remained a Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan for many decades. In recent years, he could be heard for blocks yelling at NFL referees or pounding on his chair during hockey games. He built racecars with his brother and cousins as a kid and enjoyed keeping up with NASCAR. He was a huge fan of holiday traditions and loved setting up a Christmas village each year with his grandchildren and touring the neighborhood looking for the most Griswold-esque display of lights with his family. Bruce loved the mountains and tolerated the beach for the sake of his family. He loved his family deeply and he is greatly missed. Bruce is preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Geraldine Lowell and his brother Gary Lowell. He is survived by his wife, Diana Lowell, two daughters, Suzette Attinelli of Everett, Washington (Jayson Attinelli), and Rachel Oliver of Lakewood, Colorado (Patrick Oliver) as well as his grandchildren Kylie Attinelli of Everett, Washington and Roland Attinelli of Everett, Washington, his brother Steve Lowell (Jill Lowell) of Chesapeake, Virginia along with several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service has been scheduled for Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness. Friends are invited to join the family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Following the chapel service, full military honors will be rendered by Floral City VFW #7122 Honor Guard. Arrangements under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Wilfred Lugo

Wilfred Lugo, 73, Floral City, FL
Wilfred Lugo, 73, of Floral City, FL peacefully went to meet with his Lord and savior on October 1st, 2021 at his home. He was born to the late Rafael and Dolores Vega Lugo on November 26th, 1947 in Brooklyn, NY. He bravely served as a member of the United States Army and was a Viet Nam Vet. Wilfred made Citrus County his home in 1979 after moving from Bay Shore, NY. He worked for at Citrus Memorial Hospital for 26 years in Plant Maintenance. Wilfred will be remembered for being a devoted husband for 51 years, a committed and dedicated parent, who loved being an active part in his children’s lives, church, sports and school activities. He loved fixing and tinkering with things to make them work, gardening, sports, and volunteering anywhere he could which included: Hospice of Citrus County , Fort Cooper State Park, the Citrus County Soccer and youth Baseball teams, Floral City United Methodist Church, Camp E-Nini-Hassee,the Citrus County Health Department and most recently the Brooksville Wesleyan Church. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Wendy Collazo. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Kenia; his sons, Daniel Lugo and Jamie Lugo (wife Sondra); his brother, Jonathan; his sisters, Rafaela Molonini (husband Alfred) and Dolores Jablonski (husband Mike); and his four grandchildren, Maddox, Myla, Raena, and Ryker. A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, October 9th, 2021 at 11 AM at the Brooksville Wesleyan Church, 22319 Cortez Blvd. Brooksville, FL where friends and family are welcome to gather beginning at 10 AM until the hour of service. Wilfred will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


James Mack

James A Mack, 82, Inverness, FL
James A. Mack, 82, of Inverness, FL passed away under the care of Vitas Hospice in Lecanto, FL on August 4th, 2021. He was born to the late Richard H. and Dorothy Heitzhaus Mack on December 10th, 1938 in Rochester, NY. He married his beloved wife Janet and together, they made Citrus County their home in 2006 after moving from Strafford, NH. James had many careers throughout his life, including being Manager at a Vending Machine Food company. He enjoyed model trains, and they were his passion. He was preceded in death by his three daughters, Kim Steele, Teresa Walker, and Amy Lynn King. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 63 years, Janet Mack; his two sons, James Jr. of Davenport, FL and Daniel of Londonderry, NH; his 14 cherished grandchildren; and his 23 adored great-grandchildren. Arrangements for James are private at this time. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that memorial donations be made to The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Foundation (adfdn.org).


Olga Madrigal

Olga M Madrigal, 89, Inverness, FL
Olga Marina Madrigal, 89 of Inverness, passed away August 29, 2021. Born in Cuba on September 1, 1931, Olga was a professional seamstress earning her living making men's suits, coats, and designer women's clothing. She lived in New York and New Jersey for several years before relocating to Inverness in 1993 where she enjoyed the remainder of her life. Olga loved her home, Inverness, and truly enjoyed her life in Florida. Left to cherish her memory are her children: daughter, Teri Paduano and her husband Ralph, of Inverness, and son, Rene Madrigal of Inverness. Olga was a loving mother who always provided support and love for her family. She will be sadly missed but will forever live on in the hearts of those that loved her. A Celebration of Life Memorial service for Olga will be conducted on Monday, September 13, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, in Inverness, with Fr. Claudius Mganga, officiating. Friends are welcomed to visit and offer their support to the family at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until service time.


Giles Marino

Giles A Marino, 56, Homosassa, FL
Giles Alexandre Marino went home to be in the presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on September 6, 2021, at the age of 56. Beloved husband of Heather Marino (Trewin); Cherished son of Jeannine and the late Angelo Marino; Brother to Melvin (Cheryl) and Michael (Marcia) Marino; Loving son-in-law to David & Joan Trewin; Brother-in-law to Brian (Sheila) and Stephen (Jennifer) Trewin. Also will be missed by his uncles, Maurice and Serge Meunier, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. He had a deep, abiding faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, with a passion for guitars and motorcycles. His infectious laughter and his keen wit will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He was a big brother and mentor to many teenagers in the church youth group over the years, guiding them spiritually and teaching discipline in his Christian rock band. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for 3:00 PM on Saturday, September 18th, 2021 at Calvary Chapel of Inverness. Friends are invited to join Giles’ family in visitation, beginning at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Following the chapel service, friends are invited to join the family at Calvary Chapel’s Holy Grounds Café for live music and refreshments. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Compassion International (www.compassion.com).


Frances "Fran" Mastrandrea

Frances "Fran" Mastrandrea, 84, Inverness, FL
Francesca “Fran” Mastrandrea of Inverness, FL passed away peacefully while under the care of Vitas Hospice in Lecanto on August 14, 2021 at the age of 84. She was born to the late Giuseppe and Giovanna (Palazzolo) Grillo on September 13, 1936 in Manhattan, NY. Fran made Citrus County her home in 1986 after relocating from Brooklyn, NY and was a Catholic by faith. She was a member of the Inverness American Legion Post #77 and Inverness VFW #4337 where she enjoyed singing karaoke and spending time with her friends. Fran was a former volunteer for the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Neighborhood Watch program. She was also member of the Citrus American & Italian Social Club, Inverness Moose Club and the Civics club. Fran is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Grillo; son, Joseph Drew; grandchildren: Stephen Schotter, Daniel Schotter, Joseph Drew, Frank Drew, Madalene Drew, Giovanna Drew-Eastman, Gail Drew; several great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Fran was preceded in death by her husband of 22 years, Domenic Mastrandrea; brothers: Fred Briguglio, Joseph Grillo, Frank Grillo; sisters: Mary Lopez, Nancy Russo, Rose Zammito, Angela Calamano, Bernadette Conticello; and grandson, Frederick Drew; and several nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is scheduled for Saturday August 21, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness and will be conducted by Father Tim Cummings of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Friends are invited to join the family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Fran will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery on Monday, August 23 at 10:30 AM. The procession to the cemetery will depart from the funeral home promptly at 9:45 AM. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Maxine Matilainen

Maxine R Matilainen, 94, Inverness, FL
Maxine R. Matilainen of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on September 28, 2021 at the age of 94. She was born to the late Charles and Esther (Lodge) Wade on January 31, 1927 in Indianapolis, IN. Maxine was married to her husband Eero E. Matilainen for 47 years until his passing in 2017. After leaving Indiana, she made Florida her permanent home and most recently moved in with her daughter who was also her caregiver for the last few years. A Christian by faith, Maxine most recently attended worship services at First Lutheran Church of Ridge Manor, FL. In her spare time she enjoyed crazy quilting, sewing and playing cards, especially the game of hand and foot. Maxine is survived by her daughter, Diana Johnston; brother, James Wade; grandchildren: Rena Cooper, Renee Hartz, Leah Price, Ronald Terrell, Jr. and Kris Terrell. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Robert "Cody" Mattull

Robert "Cody" Mattull, 29, Inverness, FL
Robert Cody Mattull, 29, of Inverness, passed away July 30, 2021 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Cody was born in St. Petersburg, FL on August 28, 1991 to Robert and Kimberly Mattull, and came to Citrus County one year ago from Clearwater, FL. Cody was a Paralegal and received his Bachelors Degree from Kaiser University and was a US Marine Corps veteran. When not working, he always enjoyed his time with his family. He loved baseball and football and enjoyed explaining the game to his kids when they were interested, even if that interest was only for 10 minutes. He was a hunter and always enjoyed being out in the woods with his dad. Above all else, family always came first to Cody. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Amanda Mattull, his children: seven year old, Brycen Roy Mattull and nine year old Jazlynn Renee’ Mattull; his parents, Robert and Kimberly Mattull; his brothers: David Mattull and his wife Tiffani, Hunter Mattull; sister-in-law, Ashley Sowerbrower and her fiancee’ Jason McCluggage and Melissa Louise, his father-in-law, Rudy Uliano; his grandparents, and nieces and nephews: Shaun, Audrina, and Amelia Mattull and Cayden Ansley, Masin, Maven, Mabri, Maxen, and Madax Radcliff. Private cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Edward McKenna

Edward A McKenna, 88, Hernando, FL
Edward A. McKenna, 88, of Hernando, FL passed away on August 26th, 2021 under the care of Citrus Memorial Hospital of Inverness, FL. He was born to the late Raymond and Elsie (Zinker) McKenna on February 27th, 1933 in Hartford, Connecticut. After honorably serving our country during Korean War as a member of the United States Navy and serving the Navy around the world, he returned to East Harford and became a machinist for Pratt and Whitney aerospace for 36 years Ed enjoyed spending time at Gardner Lake in Salem Conn, which he remodeled an old summer camp meal hall into a vacation cottage for his friends and family. While there during the summer he enjoyed boating, water skiing, sailboating, and just being outdoors. He married his wife, Jeanette, in 1973 and together they made Citrus County their home in 1997 when they moved from Connecticut. Ed was preceded in death, along with his parents, by his brothers, Raymond and Bernie and his sister Mary. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Jeanette, his son, Raymond McKenna of Hernando, and many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is scheduled for Thursday, September 9th, 2021at 12:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL with Father Claudius Mganga of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church of Inverness officiating. Ed will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery following the services with full Military Honors. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Henry Messer

Henry E Messer, 93, Inverness, FL
Henry Earl Messer, of Inverness, Florida, passed away on August 14, 2021, at the age of 93. He was born to the late William Carl Messer and Verne (Phillips) Messer on March 9, 1928, in Waynesville, North Carolina. When he was 17 years old, Henry enlisted in the U. S. Navy. He came to Citrus County 60 years ago. He studied farming and planted a citrus grove, vegetable gardens, made wine from the grapes he grew, as well as raised livestock. He was self-employed in the fill dirt business for many years and was a man with many interests. A true southerner, Henry enjoyed making cornbread and grits. He enjoyed the history of the Civil War, reading, cruises to Cozumel, his Kindle, researching his family tree, and telling stories about his ancestors. Those left to cherish Henry’s memory are his loving wife of 70 years, Arlene; his sister Betty Hulse, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He will also be greatly missed by his many friends with whom he loved to visit and share a cold beer. Inurnment will take place at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family.


MSG Raymond Michael Jr. US Army (Ret)

MSG Raymond L Michael Jr. US Army (Ret), 85, Inverness, FL
MSG Raymond Linden Michael, Jr., US Army (Ret) passed away on September 9th, 2021 at the age of 85 under the care of hospice at home. He was born to the late Raymond Linden Michael Sr. and Audrey Louise (Shank) Michael on February 4th, 1936 in Romney, West Virginia. Raymond bravely served our country as a member of the United States Army. After 21 years of dedicated service, he retired as a Master Sergeant and became a ROTC Instructor for Dixie Hollins High School in Pinellas County for 15 years. In 1991 he and his wife Patricia made Citrus County their home and he dedicated much of his time to faithfully serving in the local Baptist churches and throughout the community. Raymond was a member of and very involved in multiple veteran organizations and other societies including the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 776, Citrus County Veterans Coalition, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign War, Korean War Veterans Chapter 192, American Legion Post FL #0225, Vine Grove Lodge #603 and Osiris Shrine in Wheeling, West Virginia. In the late 1960’s, he was appointed as a Kentucky Colonel by the State Governor. He loved fishing and participated in many bass fishing tournaments with his buddies. Working in the yard and tinkering in his many tool sheds were among his favorite pass times. Family was very important to Raymond and family get-togethers were numerous and memorable. Those left to cherish Raymond’s memory are his wife of 64 years, Patricia; his children, Michael C. Michael of Inverness, FL, Raymond L. Michael III (wife Barbara) of Hernando, FL, and Mark A. Michael of Seminole, FL; his sister, Peggy St. Marie; his five grandchildren, Michael Jr., Sarah, Andrew (wife Sheena), Amanda, and Chase; his great-grandchild, Roxanne; and (Kathy) mother of Michael Jr. and Sarah, and (Paige) mother of Chase. A Celebration of Life was held on Friday, September 17th, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Cornerstone Baptist Church of Inverness, FL. Raymond will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL on Friday, October 8th, 2021 at 12:30 PM. Full military honors will be rendered. For those who would like to attend the Florida National Cemetery service, a gathering of family and friends will begin at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home that morning at 10:30 AM and will last until the time of departure for the cemetery, which will take place at 11:45 AM. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family.


Dale Miller

Dale Miller, 90, Inverness, FL
Dale Miller, age 90 of Inverness, FL went to be with the Lord on August 4, 2021 at Vitas Hospice in Lecanto. Mr. Miller was born in Alva, FL on February 23, 1931 to the late John Franklin James Miller and Lois Roberta (Allen) Miller and moved to this area in 1958 from Ocala. He was employed as the manager for the Napa Auto Parts Store (originally named Lovell Brothers) for 50 years prior to retirement. He served our country both in the U.S. Army for two years (Korean veteran) followed by a 38 years 9 months 19 days career in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a Master Sergeant. Dale was a deeply religious man and active in the First Assembly of God Church in Inverness for many years. He was a deacon in the church for 25 years, served as the church secretary-treasurer for 10 years, and taught Sunday School classes as well. Additionally, he was a member of the V.F.W. Post 4252 in Inverness. Left to cherish his memory are his two children, Dennis Dale Miller and wife Angie and Vivian Louise Hammett and husband Ronnie, both of Inverness; 6 grandchildren: Michael Dennis Miller, Christopher David Miller, Amber Hammett Cook, Andrew Terry, Tom Terry, and Jon Terry; 13 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Christine Miller in 2011, and 4 brothers, Dillon Miller, Milton Miller, Tommy Miller, and Earl Patterson. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 2:00 PM from the Redemption Point Assembly of God Church (formerly First Assembly of God) on Pleasant Grove Road with Pastor Steve Miller officiating. Friends may visit with the family at the church from 12 noon until the hour of service. Burial with military honors will be announced at a later date. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness is assisting the family.


Constance Millikan

Constance A Millikan, 83, Inverness, FL
Constance A. Millikan of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Health and Rehab on July 28, 2021 at the age of 83. She was born to the late Ernest and Edith (Wright) Godfrey on January 27, 1938 in Tonawanda, NY. In November of 1959, she married her husband David Millikan with whom she shared 61 years of loving marriage. Constance and her husband made Citrus County their home 20 years ago after relocating from Clarence, NY and attended worship services at First Presbyterian Church of Inverness. She was formally employed by the New York Central Railroad as a Freight Clerk and in later years as home health aide. In her spare time, she enjoyed knitting, writing poetry and going to the movies. In her youth she was very athletic and enjoyed water skiing and ballet dancing. In addition to her husband David, Constance is survived by her daughter, Michelle Edwards and her husband Troy of Danville, KY; son, Preston Millikan and his wife Lisa of California, MD; her twin sister, Carole Wiesinger of Clarence, NY; grandchildren: Nichole (Alex) Goralnik, Caler (Madison) Edwards; great grandchild, Eveleigh Goralnik; nephews: Keith, Ken and Brian Weisinger. She was preceded in death by her nephew Kevin Weisinger. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Friday, August 13, 2021 at 10:00 AM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness and will be conducted by Rev. Lou Ellen Hartley of the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness. Following the chapel service, a committal service will take place at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at 11:30 AM. The procession to the cemetery will leave the funeral home promptly at 10:45 AM. Friends are invited to join the family in visitation at 9:30 AM until the hour of the service. Arrangements under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


David Millikan

David L Millikan, 92, Inverness, FL
David L. Millikan, 92 of Inverness, passed away September 1, 2021 at Citrus Health & Rehab Center in Inverness. David was born on March 16, 1929, in Tiffin, OH, to the late Robert Franklin and Laura (Grosvenor) Millikan. He was a US Air Force veteran and came to Citrus County 20 years ago from Clarence, NY. He was member of the First Presbyterian Church in Inverness. During his younger years, David was interested in water skiing and was an Eagle Scout. His interest in flying began in high school when he started flying planes, and continued throughout his life. He graduated from Purdue University with a major in aeronautical engineering and worked at Aerobic Lab in Buffalo, NY. While living in New York, he was a flight instructor and a member of the Aircraft Owners & Pilot Association. He also was a member of the EAA Aircraft Association and built and flew his own star duster and piston planes. Left to cherish his memory are his children: Michelle Edwards and her husband Troy of Danville, KY, Preston Millikan and his wife Lisa, of California, MD; brother, Joel Millikan and his wife Bonnie; grandchildren: Nichole Goralnik and her husband Alex, Caler Edwards and his wife Madison; great grandchild: Eveleigh Goralnik. David was just recently preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 years, Constance Millikan on July 28, 2021. He was also preceded in death by his brothers: Allan Millikan, Roger Millikan. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Friday, September 17, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home and will be conducted by Reverend Lou Ellen Hartley of the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness. Following the chapel service David will be laid to rest with full military honors at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell at 12:30 PM. The procession to the cemetery will depart the funeral home promptly at 11:45 AM. The Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Richard Mills

Richard R Mills, 67, Inverness, FL
Mr. Richard Ross Mills was born at Barksdale Air Force Base, Shreveport, Louisiana on 10 September 1954. Richard Mills is preceded in death by his Father LTC Charlie Mills, his Mother Mrs. Jean Mills. Richard (Rick) as he was known by, traveled the world with his military family as a young boy. When his family temporarily settled in Hawaii Richard graduated high school and went on to college. He attended Hawaii Baptist Academy and graduated in 1973. From there he went to Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina and earned his BS Degree in Cinematography and History in 1978. Richard was never one to settle down in just one place after college. He continued to travel the World and used his education to film in many different countries. He was in Yugoslavia filming the war of Bosnia. He also traveled to Central and South America and used his trade in Cinematography as a War Correspondent. Richard finally came back home and found work at KNCT TV for PBS in Killeen Texas as a Producer and created many wonderful public information commercials for PBS and for the 1st Cavalry Division on Fort Hood. His work can still be seen on some affiliate stations of PBS in the Central Texas area to this day. When Richard finally came back home, he settled down and raised a small family. He is survived by his oldest son US Army SSG Christopher Mills and his wife Mrs. Samantha Mills, his other son Mr. Sean Mills and his daughter Ms. Lara Mills both from Miami Florida. He is also survived by his sister Kaaren Woods and her husband Alvin Woods that both live in Texas. It is worth mentioning that Richard treasured his three children. His two sons and his daughter were a source of pride with Richard. Richard continued his passion for reading, writing and photography until his end. He enjoyed life and shared his passions with those around him. He always brought joy and a little bit of dry humor to every situation he faced. Richard R. Mills will be greatly missed by his family and those who knew him best. Cremation care by Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Michael Millspaugh

Michael Millspaugh, 64, Inverness, FL
Michael Millspaugh, 64, Inverness, Florida passed away Wednesday, August 25, 2021at home. Michael was born in Suffern, New York on January 19, 1957 to Robert and Lois (Yates) Millspaugh. Michael was an alumni of Penn State University and was an avid Nittany Lion fan. He loved his friends, lacrosse, music, and his family. Michael had a kind heart, and always had a word of encouragement or a funny anecdote to share with anyone. He made friends easily and treasured his friendships - some dating back to when he was a young boy in New York. Michael worked for years in the auto industry in finance and insurance, where he was able to optimize his excellent people skills. Health issues forced Michael into retirement early. At that point, he was able to help take care of his aging parents - which he did so with dedication and love. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Lois Millspaugh. He is survived by his loving family, his sister Laura Bluett of Commerce, Georgia, and her husband, Mark; his sister, MaryBeth Masterson of Andover, Massachusetts and her husband, Brian; his nieces Kate (Paul) Lotz, Molly (Hunter) Chatters, Amy Bluett, Emily Masterson, Julia Masterson, as well as his grand nieces and nephews, Lorelei, William, Benjamin, and Imogen. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 3, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, 3075 South Florida Avenue, Inverness, FL.


Michael Mokszycki

Michael F Mokszycki, 93, Lecanto, FL
Michael Frank Mokszycki of Lecanto, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on September 29, 2021 at the age of 93. He was born to the late William and Kunegunda (Oko) Mokszycki on September 23, 1928 in Athens, NY. On October 18, 1953 he married Barbara (Albrecht) with whom he shared 68 years of loving marriage. Michael worked as a Corrections Supervisor for the New York Department of Corrections and retired after 25 years of service. Together he and his wife Barbara made Lecanto, FL their home 30 years ago after relocating from Athens, NY. A Catholic by faith, he was a parishioner of St. Scholastica Catholic Church. Michael loved the outdoors and being outside. He was a very handy man and in his spare time he enjoyed working in his shop and was almost always tinkering or working on a project. He wasn’t one to sit around. In addition to his loving wife Barbara, those left to mourn Michael’s passing include his sons: Steven (Suzanne Zindell) Mokszycki, Joseph (Donna) Mokszycki, William (Debbie) Mokszycki, David (Mary Jane) Mokszycki; daughter, Diane (Kevin) White; brother, John Mokszycki; sister, Victoria Borgen; 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Michael was preceded in death by his daughter, Nancy Mokszycki; brothers: Joseph and Andrew Mokszycki; and sister, Anna Mokszycki. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Scholastica Catholic Church in Lecanto, FL on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 11:00 AM and will be conducted by Father Jose Tejada. Additional services will be held for Michael in New York and are being planned by his family. He will be laid to rest at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Catskill, NY at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Lawrence Montag

Lawrence A Montag, 57, Floral City, FL
Lawrence Allen Montag of Floral City, FL passed away at his home on October 2, 2021 at the age of 57. He was born to Allen Dale Montag and the late Leah Joyce (Oesterling) Montag on October 10, 1963 in Cabot, PA and was a Christian by faith. Lawrence made Floral City his home 3 years ago after relocating from New York. He enjoyed watching television, movies and fishing. He also enjoyed collecting knives. Lawrence was a true patriot and had a great love for the United States of America. Lawrence is survived by his father, Allen Montag (Velma); his sister, Diane Rigos; brother, Rodney Montag; nieces: Tara Montag, Cori Whitehurst, Theresa Montag; and seven great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Leah Montag in 2003. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Joanne Murphy

Joanne Murphy, 66, Inverness, FL
Joanne Murphy (Grossmann), 66, passed away October 14th, 2021 after a courageous battle illness. Joanne was born in Nassau County, New York on June 28th, 1955 to Frank and Joan Grossmann. She relocated to Inverness Florida 34 years ago in 1987. Joanne, survived by her husband of 37 years – James V. Murphy, her daughters Tina (Rob) Wright, Tara (Jon) Freund, and son Kevin (Jennifer) Murphy, 8 grandchildren Brecken, Cooper, Max, Bentley, Jaxson, Sophia, Layla and Grayson, Sister Carol (Willy) Schledorn, and Brother Tom(Sue) Grossmann, many nieces and nephews and her best friend Linda. She was proceeded in death by her mother Joan and father Frank as well as her brother Bobby. Joanne’s greatest blessings called her Nan which was her most cherished title in life. Whether it was a school event, a sporting event of just play – she enjoyed all of their activities and looked forward to spending time with them. She rearranged her time to make it to as many events as she could sometimes flying back and forth so she didn’t miss a birthday. Joanne was a giver. She was a giver of her time, gifts big or small and most of all her heart. She could always be counted on to volunteer whether it was class representative or scout leader and remained very engaged in her children's lives. She thought of others, not of herself. Her time in scouts created an opportunity to form lasting friendships that were important to her throughout her life. She loved shopping and would spend hours circling the store to find the perfect gift to give. Joanne loved traveling and seeing new places – Alaska and Hawaii being two of her favorites as well as anywhere she could go to be with her grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all who had the pleasure of knowing her. A memorial service and celebration of life will be held Friday, October 22nd at 11 AM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home – 3075 S. Florida Avenue, Inverness FL 34450. Lunch reception to follow. While flowers are welcome, the family requests memorial donations are made in Joanne’s honor to the Citrus County Family Resource Center Home (ccfrc.org).


Sherry Murray

Sherry L Murray, 71, Floral City, FL
Sherry L. Murray, age 71, Floral City, FL passed away at home on August 3, 2021 under the loving care of her family and HPH Hospice. Sherry was born in Terra Haute, IN on September 16, 1949 to the late Kenneth and Marguerite (Scott) Montgomery. She was a bookkeeper and of the Protestant Faith. In 2019, she married her husband, Wayne Murray, in Floral City. Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Wayne; 8 children: Jason Proctor, Brownsburg, IN; Brad Proctor, Lebanon, IN; Misty Gatewood, Coatesville, IN; Elaina Williams, Floral City, FL; Ryan Murray, Mesa, AZ; Wesley Murray, Floral City, FL; Shannon Murray, Mesa, AZ; Loral Murray, Mesa, AZ; 1 brother: Kenny Joe Montgomery, Lebanon, IN; 4 sisters: Arlysse Kienle, San Diego, CA; Beverly Cook, Floral City, FL; Susie York, New Castle, IN; Patty McGinnis, Noblesville, IN; 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren There will be a Celebration of Life scheduled at Sherry's residence on Saturday, August 14th at 3:30 PM. Friends and neighbors cordially invited. Cremation with care under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Naomi Mury

Naomi Mury, 87, Inverness, FL
Naomi Irene Mury, 87 of Inverness, FL, passed away on August 10, 2021 at Vitas Hospice in Lecanto. She was born on October 2, 1933 in New Jersey to the late Jesse and Catherine Ackerman. In 1974 Naomi Mury married John in New Jersey. They came to Citrus County in 1991 from Lake Hiawatha, NJ. Naomi was a homemaker and did volunteer work for St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 47 years, John Mury; daughters: Connie Goral, JoAnn Lilly and her husband Jeff; granddaughter, Robin Hylander and her husband Chad; great grandson, Michael H. Hyander; grandson, Robert Merklin and wife Beverly; great granddaughter, Sarah and great grandson, Justin; two granddaughters: Elizabeth and Sierra; sister-in-law, Betty Ackerman; brother-in-law, Sherman Mury and partner, Eva; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers: Ernest and Robert; her sisters: Amelia and Marian; and her mother-in-law, Mary Mury. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness, FL.


Mary Nelson-Watson

Mary B Nelson-Watson, 83, Inverness, FL
Mary B. Nelson-Watson of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on September 6, 2021 at the age of 83. She was born to the late John Ford and Martha Jane (Burdiss) Boles on April 28, 1938 in Cabin Cove, WV. Mary moved to Florida with her family in 1952 and graduated as class Valedictorian from Citrus High School in 1956. She was also a cheerleader, played in the band and a member of all the higher educational clubs. Mary went on to attend Madison College in Harrisonburg, WV and became a teacher. She was an educator for 50 years and retired as an elementary school principal. Mary was a very determined woman and always strived for the best. If she became a member of an organization, she would work to become the president of that organization. She could accomplish just about anything she set her mind to. Those left to mourn Mary’s passing include her husband, Harold Donald Watson of Inverness; her sons: Orville “Tripp” R. Nelson, III and his wife Annie of Newport News, VA, Scott Nelson and his wife Theresa of Winter Haven, FL; granddaughter, Hope Nelson; grandson, Ramsey Nelson. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Mary is scheduled for 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness. Friends are invited to join the family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Mary will be laid to rest privately at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at a later date.


Harmon  Nevils

Harmon R Nevils, 79, Inverness, FL
Harmon Raleigh Nevils of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on October 20, 2021 at the age of 79. He was born to the late Charlie Cohen Nevils and Louise (Hendrix) Nevils on November 24, 1941 in Register, GA. Harmon proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army, 82nd Airborne Division. Following his military service he worked in the construction industry. Harmon made Citrus County his home over 20 years ago after relocating from Pompano Beach and was a dedicated member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness for over 15 years. He served as a missionary for Compassion International Missions for a number of years and helped bring the word of the Lord to children all over the world including Guatemala, Mexico and the Philippines. In his spare time he really enjoyed working in his garden and loved planting flowers. Harmon also enjoyed fishing and watching football. Those left to mourn Harmon’s passing include his wife Rufina (Luzada) Nevils; sons: William “Bill” Nevils and his wife Regina, Jack Nevils and his wife Maria; daughter, Michelle Nevils Chisholm and her husband Michael; stepson, Dick Luzada; stepdaughters: Rose Luzada Mitillia and Annie Luzada Mayer; brothers: David Nevils and his wife Wanda, Ronnie Nevils and his wife Roberta; and six grandchildren: William “Woody”, Bronte, David, Savannah, Cody and Camille. Harmon was preceded in death by his first wife, Linda Nevils on October 17, 2007. He was also preceded in death by one brother. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Sunday, October 31, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness and will be conducted by Pastor Darrell Reneau. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made in Harmon’s memory to the Cornerstone Baptist Church building fund. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Curtis Noel

Curtis W Noel, 75, Hernando, FL
Curtis Wade Noel of Hernando, FL passed away at the Grove Health and Rehab Center on August 20, 2021 at the age of 75. He was born to the late Curtis and Dorothy (Dotson) Noel on August 1, 1946 in Bloomington, IL and was a Christian by faith. Curtis proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy during the Vietnam era. Prior to retirement, he worked for State Farm Insurance as a Data Processor, retiring after 37 years of service. On July 26, 1975 Curtis married Pamela (Deerwester) with whom he shared 46 years of loving marriage. Together he and Pamela made Citrus County, FL their home in 2007 after relocating from Bloomington, IL. Curtis is a former member of the Crystal River American Legion and a current member of the Beverly Hills VFW. In his spare time he enjoyed “tinkering” with motorcycles and building things. He really enjoyed the outdoors and liked helping out and working on his sisters farm. In addition to his loving wife Pamela, those left to mourn Curtis’ passing include his son, Christopher Paul Noel and his wife Mindy; daughter, Stephanie Renae Noel; brothers: Charlie, Randy, Larry, Jerry; sisters: Kay, Carol, Terry, Wanda; and 6 grandchildren. A Memorial Service is scheduled for 11:30 AM on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL where full military honors will be rendered by VFW Post 7122 Honor Guard. Friends are invited to join Curtis’ family in visitation at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home beginning at 10:00 AM until the procession to the cemetery departs at 10:45 AM. Arrangements under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Timothy Nurse

Timothy R Nurse, 51, Beverly Hills, FL
It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Timothy Nurse, 51, of Beverly Hills, Florida. Tim grew up in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, where he went to school, played hockey and baseball, and met Laura Sullivan, the love of his life. They were married in 1992 and moved first to New Hampshire and then to Florida where they started a family. After fighting the disease for several weeks, Tim died from COVID-19 on August 25th. Those who knew Tim, knew of his deep love for his children Jenna and Christopher, and the rest of his family. He spent endless hours supporting the Lecanto High School band and leading boy scouts from his home in Beverly Hills. He loved camping, kayaking and woodworking and he never lost his love of hockey. Tim was larger than life. He was witty, quick with a joke, supportive and caring, and was always looking for ways to help out or make life better. Tim completed his education at Dalhousie University and the Victoria General Hospital School of Radiologic Technology and worked at the Radiology Associates of Ocala, where he was a valued friend and mentor. Tim had previously fought a successful battle against cancer, which proved his immense strength and positive attitude. Tim treasured his time with his extended family. He is deeply missed by his parents, brothers, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, as well as by all his in-laws in the Sullivan family. Tim will be missed. He was taken from us too soon. Cremation with Care is provided by the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Patrick Palmer

Patrick G Palmer, 63, Floral City, FL
Patrick Gerald Palmer, 63, Beloved Husband, Father, Son and Brother, died September 17, 2021. He is survived by his loving mother, Erika, wife Amanda and sons: Garrett and Connor, and 5 Brothers and Sister. Pat was born in Oregon, OH, but was an adopted resident of the State of Florida for 35+ years. He worked as a General Manager with Wendy’s for the last 33 years and built long-lasting friendships along the way. He took time to embrace life – he loved his dogs, horses, the Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Browns, creating amazing meals for others and making amazing margaritas. But his greatest achievement and adventure was creating an amazing lifetime of memories with his loving family Funeral services for Patrick will be conducted on Monday, September 27, 2021 at 12 noon, from the New Testament Baptist Church, with Pastor Ledford Hodges, officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness. Friends may call at church from 10:30 AM until service time. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness. Flowers: Waverly Florist, 302 NE 3rd Street, Crystal River, FL 34429, 352-795-1424. Church: New Testament Baptist, 9850 S. Parkside Ave., Floral City, FL 34436.


Lynn Parker

Lynn I Parker, 74, Nobleton, FL
“The other night dear, while I lay sleeping, I dreamed I held you in my arms but when I awoke dear I was mistaken and I hung my head and cried. You are our sunshine!” Lynn Irene Parker, 74, of Nobleton, FL, passed away September 24, 2021 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Lynn was born on July 14, 1947, in Akron, OH, to the late Edward W. and Isabelle Laura Parks. She came to Florida as a child, and was a lifelong Floridian. Lynn was a homemaker and loved the outdoors, enjoying all the animals and plants, and especially being with her family and friends. She thoroughly loved riding her golf cart in Croom and taking her pontoon “The Nobleton Express” out on the Withlacoochee. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Deanna Kohler of Floral City and her son, Varick Kohler of Titusville, FL; her grandchildren: Troy Eric Ferguson II, of North Carolina, Jill Kohler of Nobleton, and Varick Kohler III. Private cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Raymond Parker

Raymond A Parker, 94, Hernando, FL
Raymond A. “Ray” Parker, 94, of Hernando, FL and W. Chatham, MA passed away September 14, 2021 under the loving care of his family and Vitas Hospice. Ray was born on May 6, 1927 in Waltham, MA, to the late C. Joseph and Dorothy (Gillespie) Parker. He came to Citrus County 40 years ago from West Chatham, MA. Ray served his country in the US Army during WWII and retired as Vice President of the Optics Division of Itek Corp. He attended Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church in Lecanto, FL when in Florida. He summered in West Chatham, MA and attended Brewster Baptist Church in Brewster, MA when in Massachusetts. He enjoyed building model ships and carved duck buoys, and loved 50’s music. Ray loved his family; he was a good husband and enjoyed golfing. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 72 years, Florence Parker; his children, Douglas Avard Parker and his wife, Jane, of Bonita Springs, FL and Cindy E. Parker of Massachusetts; his cherished grandchildren, Jason A. Parker and his wife, Cara and Bradford A. Parker and his wife, Allison; and his adored great-grandchildren, Chase, Noah, and Kennedy. Graveside services for Ray will be conducted on Monday, October 11, 2021 at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. Full military honors will be rendered. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Lawrence Penrod

Lawrence J Penrod, 80, Bushnell, FL
Lawrence Joel Penrod of Bushnell, FL passed away at his home while under the loving care of his family and Cornerstone Hospice on July 27, 2021 at the age of 80. He was born to the late Estel and Helen (Ward) Penrod on October 25, 1940. Lawrence relocated from Toledo, OH in 1974 to escape the harsh winters. He originally settled in St. Petersburg and relocated to Bushnell, Sumter County in 2000. In his spare time he enjoyed playing games on his computer. Lawrence was a sports fanatic. He had been a fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers since the 70’s when they didn’t have the greatest record. He also liked the Tampa Bay Rays and really enjoyed watching baseball and football on television. Those left to mourn Lawrence’s passing include his wife of 55 years, Joyce Penrod; daughters: Debbie Spinoso and her husband Joe, Michelle Berry, Lisa Sanagustin and her husband Rod; sisters: Carol Rigg, Colleen Staley and Ruth Rivera; 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Lawrence was preceded in death by grandson, Buddy McRae; brother, Wesley Penrod; sisters: Kathleen Zimmerman and Karen Drill. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Frank Petrucci

Frank Petrucci, 81, Inverness, Fl
Frank Petrucci, age 81 of Inverness, FL passed away at home on August 27, 2021under the loving care of his family and Vitas Hospice. Frank was born in Detroit, MI on May 9, 1940 to the late Ralph and Irene (Lemanski) Petrucci and came to Florida in 1981. He served our country in the U.S. Navy, having retired after 22 years as a Chief Petty Officer. Left to cherish is memory is his wife of 61 years, Mary (Estelle) Petrucci; 4 children: Christine Beaverson (Randy) of Sarasota, FL; Kathy A. Lambert (Adam) of Inverness, FL; Mary M. Ellis (Bill) of Inverness, FL; Richard E. Petrucci, Lecanto, FL; 4 brothers: Ralph “Mickey” Petrucci, Guy Petrucci, Paul Petrucci, and Jack Petrucci, all of Michigan; 2 sisters: Janet Ferrante and Helen “Holly” Petrucci, both of Michigan; 14 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, Christopher, and his sister, Karen Petrucci Franks urn will be placed in Florida National Cemetery at a later date. Cremation with care by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


James Poitras

James Poitras, 83, Inverness, FL
James Poitras, 83, of Inverness, FL passed away peacefully on September 6th, 2021. He was born in New York City, NY to the late James and Mary (Conti) Poitras on June 2nd, 1938. He bravely served our country as a member of the United States Navy. James made Citrus County his home in 1996 when he moved from Vermont. James retired from UPS with over 30 years of service. He enjoyed hunting, RVing, snow-mobiling, and was an avid model car/truck collector, NASCAR and Patriots fan. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 60 years, Carole; his children, Donna (Gary) Poitras, James (Tammy) Poitras, Jeffrey (Dawn) Poitras, Jerrold Poitras, and Sandra (Bryant) Campbell; his nine cherished grandchildren; and his three adored great-grandchildren. Arrangements for James are private at this time. Cremation with Care under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


James Provost

James C Provost, 56, Floral City, FL
James Curtiss Provost, “Jim”, 56, of Floral City, FL passed away on September 29th, 2021 at his home. He was born to the late John H. and Linda Mary Houle Provost on February 12th, 1965 in Burlington, Vermont. Jim moved to Florida and made it his home in 1975 when he moved from Burlington. He honorably served our country as a member of the United States Army for 23 years. He served in several Operations during his time in the service. Jim enjoyed woodworking and was a gun enthusiast. He spent some of his free time scalloping, fishing, and riding on his motorcycle. He loved to watch old western movies and the Dallas Cowboys. His family describes him as a good family man and a great husband, father, brother, and friend. Jim especially enjoyed spending time with his family. Those left to cherish Jim’s memory are his wife of 25 years, Christina; his three children, Daniel, Mark, and Jessica Provost; his three brothers, John (Angela), Timothy (Joann), and Michael Provost; and many cherished extended family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, October 7th, 2021 at 12:00 PM at New Testament Baptist Church of Floral City, FL. Calling hours will be from 11:30 AM until the hour of service. He will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery following the services, where Military Honors will be rendered. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Robert Putney

Robert J Putney, 76, Hernando, FL
Robert J. Putney, 76, of Hernando, FL passed away on September 17th, 2021. He was born on March 23, 1945 in Bronx, NY to the late George and Mary (Bragers) Putney. He bravely served his country as a member of the United States Army. He made Citrus County his home 40 years ago after moving from Bronx, NY. He will be remembered for being a very simple and great man, who loved his family dearly. His quick wit and sense of humor will continue to lighten the hearts of those he left behind. Robert was preceded in death, along with his parents, by his wife, Frances Putney, who passed on July 9th, 2018. He was also preceded in death by his two brothers, George and Thomas. Those left to cherish his memory are his brother and sister, Eugene (Ann) Putney and Joan (Jim) Byrne, and extended family. Robert will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery of Bushnell, FL at a later date. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Clarence Raby Jr.

Clarence W Raby Jr., 73, Inverness, FL
Clarence “Wayne” Raby, Jr. of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on September 17, 2021 at the age of 73. He was born to the late Betty Jane (Morricel) and Clarence Wayne Raby, Sr. on March 16, 1948 in Hartford City, IN. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy and was a Veteran of the Vietnam War. Following his military service, Wayne began a career in carpentry and eventually owned and operated his own company called Anything Cedar in Fort Myers, FL. On March 18, 1972 he married Mary Lou (Schlotter) with whom he shared 49 years of marriage. Together they made Citrus County their home 32 years ago after relocating from Fort Myers, FL. Wayne was the caretaker at Good Counsel Camp in Floral City for 5 years. He was a Catholic by faith and a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. In his spare time Wayne loved to read and would finish a book he was interested in within a day. He liked to tinker and enjoyed taking on projects around the house. Wayne also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and playing scrabble and yahtzee with them. He will be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor, generosity and love of cooking. In addition to his wife Mary Lou, those left to mourn Wayne’s passing include his sons: Christopher Alan Raby and his wife Yarelys of Inverness, FL, Clarence Wayne Raby, III and his wife Tina of Kingston, MO; sister, Lynn Daugherty of Inverness, FL; and his grandchildren: Chance, Trent, Logan, Tarra, Hope, Katrina, CJ and Gabby. The Mass of Catholic Burial will be offered on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 10:00 AM, at the outdoor chapel of the Good Counsel Camp in Floral City, con-celebrated by Fr. James Johnson and Msgr. Bob Morris. Following the Mass, full military honors will be rendered by the VFW Honor Guard #7122 of Floral City. Friends are invited to fellowship with the family following the Mass, at the Camp mess hall. Wayne will be laid to rest privately at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at a later date. The family would appreciate guests to please wear masks at all times. In lieu of flowers, Wayne’s family would like donations made to Good Counsel Camp at 8888 E. Gobbler Dr., Floral City, FL 34436, or the Citrus County Veteran’s Coalition, 1081 N. Paul Drive, Inverness, FL 34453. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Nancy Reeder

Nancy P Reeder, 88, Inverness, FL
Nancy P. Reeder of Inverness, FL passed away while under the loving care of her family and Vitas Hospice in Lecanto on July 25, 2021 at the age of 88. She was born to the late Milton Holmes and Margaret Elizabeth (Slinghoff) Probasco on August 22, 1932 in Trenton, NJ. Nancy made Citrus County her home 15 years ago after relocating from Trenton. She was a Christian by faith and a member of the Allentown Presbyterian Church in Allentown, NJ. In her spare time, Nancy enjoyed needlepoint and baking. Those left to mourn Nancy’s passing include her daughter, Nancy Pullen of Inverness, FL; son, David Reeder and his wife Debbie of Allentown, NJ; six grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Nancy was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, David S. Reeder; her daughter, Jill Snyder; and sister, Mary Alice Rue. Burial will take place in her home state of New Jersey at a later date. Cremation with care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Anthony Rizzo

Anthony R Rizzo, 74, Inverness, FL
Anthony R. Rizzo of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on September 17, 2021 at the age of 74. He was born to the late Ruth (Smith) and Anthony Rizzo, Sr. on September 20, 1946 in Chicago, IL. Anthony was a 1964 graduate of Andrean High School in Gary, IN. He proudly served his country as a member of the 173rd Airborne Division of the United States Army and was a Veteran of the Viet Nam War. In 1970, following his military service, he began a career in law enforcement working at Lake County Sherriff’s Office in Lake County, IN and most recently was a Deputy for the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Department. Anthony dedicated much of his life to serving his community and his fellow veterans. He is the former Vice President-Director of the Pinellas County Veterans Liaison Council and Deputy Representative for the Bay Pines Veterans Administration. He also served as Council Representative for the Veterans Congressional Advisory Council with Gus Bilirakis and was a Committeeman for the Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee. Anthony was a member of a great many organizations including Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #43, Society of the 173rd Airborne, Viet Nam Family Association, American Legion #273, VFW Sunshine Post, Tampa All Airborne Association, Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee, St. Petersburg Republican Club and St. Petersburg Elks Lodge #1224. Prior to moving to Citrus County 1½ years ago, Anthony resided in St. Petersburg and was a parishioner of St. Jude’s Cathedral Catholic Church and a 3rd degree member of Knights of Columbus Council #14178. Those left to mourn Anthony’s passing include his significant other, Kim Rizzo; sons: Anthony Rizzo, Jr. and Allan Hernandez; daughter, Nicey Rizzo; sisters: Marie Floros, Patty Mendyke; several grandchildren and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is scheduled for 11:30 AM on Friday, September 24, 2021 at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness and will be officiated by Father Claudius Mganga of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Following the chapel service, full military honors will be rendered by Inverness VFW Post #4337 Honor Guard. Anthony will be laid to rest privately at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at a later date. Arrangements under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Mary Rouse

Mary M Rouse, 82, Floral City, FL
Mary M. Rouse of Floral City went to Heaven at her home while under the loving care of her family and HPH Hospice on July 27, 2021 at the age of 82. She was born to the late Pearlie and Twila (Cornelison) Barnhart on October 27, 1939 in Livonia, MO and was a Baptist by faith. Prior to retirement she was a factory worker for the metal industry. Mary shared 56 years of loving marriage with her husband Elwin Rouse, who preceded her in death on August 29, 2014. She and Elwin made Florida their home in 1974 after relocating from Rockford, IL. In her spare time, she enjoyed word puzzles and going out to eat with her family and friends. Mary also liked watching wrestling and old westerns on television. When her husband was alive, they enjoyed traveling with each other. Mary also loved old country music and one of her favorite artists was Elvis. She also enjoyed Bluegrass Festivals. Her and her daughter Cindy loved making quilts together. She will be remembered as a loving mother, wife, grandmother and great grandmother that cherished her family. Those left to mourn Mary’s passing include her sons: Daniel Rouse and his wife Julie, Allen Rouse and his wife Coleen; sisters: Annabelle Jones, Betty Branden; 9 grandchildren Natasha “Rouse” Eskridge (Husband: Stanley), Cody Pusey, Cheyanne Pusey (Fiancé: Joe) , Jesse Rouse (Wife: Becca), Christine Ghosh (Husband: Soham), Andy Rouse, Clinton Langley, Jackie Moye (Husband: Dave), Shanny Whitman (Husband: Randill) and 11 great grandchildren Carmyn Eskridge, Trysta Eskridge, Cassydie Eskridge, Trynidie Eskridge, Justin Moye, Logan Moye, Willow Whitman, William Brown, Kanad Ghosh, Autumn Andrews, Leo Pusey and Tristan Talmadge. In addition to her husband Elwin, Mary was preceded in death by her daughter, Cynthia “Rouse” Pusey; brother, Andrew Jackson Barnhart; and sisters: Phyllis Rouse, Gracie Lamb, Etta Rouse and Angie Flynn. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Louis Royer

Louis A Royer, 87, Inverness, FL
Louis A. Royer, 87, of Inverness, FL passed away on September 24th, 2021 under the care of Cypress Cove Care Center of Crystal River, FL. He was born to the late Luis Vera and Maria Leontine in Chile on May 29th, 1934 and was an Owner and Operator of his own Barber shop for many years. He was a skilled craftsman and a very mild and humble man. He loved his God Jehovah and was a missionary for many years, particularly in Chile, where he not only survived the near impossible but also spread the gospel to as many as he could. He was dearly beloved and will be greatly missed. Arrangements for Louis are private at this time. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Dairold Rushing

Dairold Rushing, 83, Hernando, FL
The Rev. Roland Dairold Rushing, age 83, Hernando, FL passed away August 31, 2021 at the AdventHealth Hospital in Ocala. Pastor Rushing was born in Coffee County, AL on November 10, 1937 to the late Cecil Walter Rushing and Vida Beatrice (Waldrop) Rushing, and came to Citrus County from Lakeland, FL in 1979. He served as the lead pastor of The First Assembly of God (now called Redemption Point Assembly) in Inverness, for almost 40 years. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 60 years, Bettye (Carter) Rushing; three daughters: Rhonda Isenhour and husband Philip of Inverness; Renitra Wallace and husband Tim of Inverness; Rolanda Montenegro and husband Gerard of New Braunfels, TX; his brother, Ronald Rushing and wife Lisa, of Thomasville, GA; 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He was preceded by his three sisters, Chastine McCord, Maxine Cole, Charlotte Latham; and his granddaughter, Jade Knighton. Pastor Rushing was always zealous in his endeavors, beginning with his first job as a teenager at the Jitney Jungle Supermarket in Elba, AL. He enlisted as a young man with the Alabama National Guard and served in a medical unit from Mobile, AL, during the Berlin Crisis. When he met Bettye in 1960, he was a bookkeeper with a Mechanical Contracting Company and doing night classes for architectural drawing. Having accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior, he had a passion for singing Gospel songs and was actively involved in his church. In following the call to ministry, Pastor Rushing moved his family to Lakeland, FL, in 1966, to attend Southeastern Bible College (now Southeastern University). In 1968, the pastor resigned where they were members at K-Ville Assembly of God. The head deacon sought out Dairold to become the pastor. After getting his credentials, he assumed the lead pastor role while continuing his education and graduated in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts/Ministerial degree. In 1979, the First Assembly of God in Inverness called Pastor Rushing, requesting he come to preach and consider being a candidate for the lead pastor. After a 100% vote, the Rushings knew this was God’s new challenge for them. During the 39 ½ years of serving at First AG, the church was relocated from Highland Blvd in town to the current location. New buildings began with a Youth Center, a beautiful sanctuary, classrooms and office complex, and a School/Daycare Facility. Many lives were changed, and God was faithful to provide staff and other needs. Pastor Rushing had the philosophy that the church that took care of its pastor and gave to missions would be blessed – He got it right! There is a Celebration of Life scheduled for Pastor Rushing on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the Redemption Point Assembly of God in Inverness with Dr. Terry Raburn and others officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. There will be a visitation and viewing at the church from 12 PM until 2:00 PM when service will begin. Flowers are appreciated; however, the family suggests an option for contributions to Assemblies of God World Missions, payable to Redemption Point AG, PO Box 578, Inverness, FL, 34451. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness is assisting the family.


Jodi Seto

Jodi B Seto, 47, Dunnellon, FL
Jodi Barbara Seto of Dunnellon, FL passed away at Ocala Regional Hospital on September 13, 2021 at the age of 47. She was born to Harold Eugene and Louise Ruth (Oliver) Gore on October 2, 1973 in Boynton Beach, FL and was a lifelong Floridian. In her spare time, Jodi enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family and her children. She was a Christian by faith. Jodi is survived by her husband, William Seto; children: Daniel Thayer Crapps and Summer Louise Crapps; father, Harold Gore; mother, Louise Whiting; brothers: Dana Gore and Christopher Gore; sister, Kelli Melton; A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for 3:00 PM on Monday, September 20, 2021 at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home and will be conducted by Pastor Paul Giglio of Calvary Chapel, Inverness. Friends are invited to join the family in visitation beginning at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Joseph Shulk

Joseph Shulk, 83, Homosassa, FL
Joseph Shulk, 83, of Homosassa, FL, passed away August 28, 2021 at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, FL. Joseph was born on November 12, 1937 in Joliet, Illinois, to the late Joseph G. and Helen (Slockerman) Shulk. He was a foreman for a box manufacturing company for over 40 years and a member of the US National Guard. On April 10, 1957 he married Sharon Vade Boncoeur Shulk, and came to Citrus County in 2001 from Joilet. Joseph enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing and swimming. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of over 64 years, Sharon Shulk; his son Ricky Shulk and his wife Barbara of Grand Ridge, IL; 2 brothers: William Shulk and his wife Patricia, of Siesta Key, FL and Donald Shulk and his wife Cindy, of Sarasota, FL; and his five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Joseph was preceded in death by a brother Robert Shulk, in addition to his parents. Following cremation, Joseph’s urn will be interred at the Fountains Memorial Park in Homosassa. Private cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness


Patricia Sickler

Patricia A Sickler, 68, Lecanto, FL
It is with great sadness the family of Patricia A. Sickler announces her passing on September 23, 2021. Patricia is a native of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, born August 7, 1953 to Charles and Betty Lou Ellingham. Patricia graduated from McAuther High School and graduated college at Tennessee Temple and College of Central Florida. Patricia was on the dean’s list and part of the Phi Cheta Kappa. Patricia found joy in her family and always put them first. Patricia was a loving and amazing mother of 11 girls and 2 sons, with 2 she adopted. Patricia knew how to brighten your day with her amazing smile and contagious laugh. Patricia is survived by the love of her life and husband of 47 years, Herbert Aaron Sickler Sr. of Lecanto, Florida. Her children Holly Sheppard (Derek), Heidi Brown (Ryan), Heather Edwards (John Sr.), Hope McBride (Kevin), Hannah Long, Harmony Goley (Paul), Hillary Sickler (Terrence), Helen Sickler (Julian), Hilda Just (Alex), Haylee Sickler, Herbert Jr. (Samantha), Diamond Rowe-Sickler, and Derek Rowe-Sickler; siblings Beverly Mohme (Mike), Barbara Potter (David), Betty Scott (Bill), Linda Garcia (Rigoberto), Charles Ellingham, Jr. and Kenneth E. Ellingham (Paula); grandchildren, Tiffany, Miranda, Ashlee, Riley, Rachel, John Jr., Clayton, Emily, Julia, Gage, Alexander, Nicholes, Connor, Zachary, Ethan, Mason, Martha, Lauraly, Herbie III, and Houston; 5 great-grandchildren, 2 deceased and one expecting grand baby. Friends will be received on Friday, October 1st, 2021 where a funeral service will take place at 11 AM with Mark A. Garcia conducting the service. Calling hours will begin at 10 AM until the hour of service, all taking place at Redeemer Presbyterian Church, 1005 Hillside Court, Inverness, FL 34450. Arrangements are under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


James Sireci

James J Sireci, 74, Hernando, FL
James Joseph Sireci of Hernando, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on July 29, 2021 at the age of 74. He was born to the late Joseph and Sally (McBride) Sireci on June 18, 1947 in Philadelphia, PA and was Catholic by faith. Prior to retirement, James was a Limousine Driver and had the opportunity to meet a few celebrities over the years. He made Florida his home 1 year ago after relocating from Georgia to be closer to grandchildren. In his spare time he really enjoyed doing handiwork and building things. He liked to stay busy and work with his hands. James also enjoyed crossword puzzles and spending time with family. Those left to mourn James’ passing include his partner of over 27 years, Cherylanna Hovatter; sons: Anthony Sireci and James Sireci, Jr.; stepdaughters: Shanna Jarrett, Jessica Keller and her husband Wayne; 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Antoinette Smith

Antoinette Smith, 80, Inverness, FL
Antoinette “Toni” Frances Smith, age 80, Inverness, FL passed away October 19, 2021 at Citrus Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness. “Toni” was born in East Meadow, NY on November 12, 1940 to the late Frank A. Roenbeck and Mary Rossato Roenbeck and moved to Florida from Farmingville, NY in 1989. She was a faithful member of the Ft Cooper Baptist Church for many years. She and her late husband, Rodger A. Smith, operated a painting business. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Marc A. Smith, Inverness; his brother, Walter Roenbeck, Fruitland Park, Fl; 5 grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband on November 21, 2011; her son, Michael Smith in 2008; 4 brothers: John, Ernest, Frank, and Arthur Roenbeck. Private burial was in Florida National Cemetery. Arrangements with Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Mary Stamberger

Mary V Stamberger, 96, Hernando, FL
Mary Virginia Stamberger, 96, of Hernando, FL passed away on August 30th, 2021 at her home. She was born to the late Ralph and Alice (Quigley) Hout on December 10th, 1924 in Emporium, Pennsylvania. She was a hairdresser for many years but her number one and considered most important job was raising her children and taking care of her family. She had a strong devotion to and was an active member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Mary loved God, the Church, her family and friends, puppies and ice cream (but not necessarily in the order.) She was a talented seamstress, knitter, and crocheter, and enjoyed making and donating her crafts to those who could benefit. During her years in New Jersey she was an avid volunteer in such organizations as SWIM, Inc. (New Jersey) a program for adults with MS. She also taught CCD at her church. Above all, she will be remembered for being a kind, sweet and generous lady who genuinely loved people and who everyone loved back. Mary was preceded in death, along with her parents, by her beloved husband of 44 years, Merwin, who passed in 1991; her daughter, Suzanne; her son, Jeffrey; and her two sisters, Veronica and Eleanor. Those left to cherish Mary’s memory are her children, Gary A. (Ginny) Stamberger of South Carolina, Judith L. (Robert) Lincoln of Florida, Janice DeMassari of New Jersey, Kimberly (Jerry) Colavito of New Jersey, and JoAnn (Michael) Venditto of New Jersey; her 13 beloved grandchildren, Heather, Danielle, Jennifer, Jeffrey, Russell, Jenna, David Kyle, Jason, Brett, Kimberly, Julia, Michael Jr., and Kelly; and her adored 14 great-grandchildren, Markie, Elizabeth, Emily, Stephanie, Jake, Owen, Hazel, Nicole, Krista, Kyle, Anthony, Willa, Adeline and Bodi. She was loved by many and will be missed dearly. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. on September 14th, 2021 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills, FL. Prior to the services, there will be a visitation at 9:30 a.m. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Following the conclusion of the services, a procession will take place to Florida National Cemetery where Mary will be laid to rest alongside her husband, Merwin. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Our Lady Of Grace Catholic Church, Beverly Hills, Florida.


Florence Staufenberg

Florence M Staufenberg, 94, Inverness, FL
Florence May Staufenberg, 94, of Inverness, FL passed away on August 10th, 2021 under the care of VITAS hospice in Lecanto, FL. She was born to the late Joseph and Florence Drakeford on September 19th, 1926 in Jersey City, NJ. She was a Law Enforcement Clerk for Suffolk County, NY and in 1989, made Citrus County her home when she moved from Sugarloaf Key, FL. Florence was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Karl. Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Karl Staufenberg, Jr. (Donna), her three grandchildren, Erica DelGrosso (David), Mark Staufenberg (Annette Storckman), and Craig Staufenberg and her great grandchildren: Emma and Abby DelGrosso. A Celebration of Life at Florida National Cemetery of Bushnell, FL will be held at a later date. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Alice Stavola

Alice M Stavola, 94, Beverly Hills, FL
Alice M. Stavola of Beverly Hills, FL passed away while under the loving care of her family and Vitas Hospice on July 25, 2021 at the age 94. She was born to the late Emile and Nancy (Noble) Travers on July 20, 1927 in Brooklyn, NY. Alice was married to her loving husband Thomas Stavola for 60 years until his passing on January 22, 2009. She and Thomas came to Citrus County 30 years ago after relocating from Staten Island, NY and is a former parishioner of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills, FL. In her spare time Alice enjoyed making ceramics and spending time with her family. Those left to mourn Alice’s passing include her sons: James Stavola and his wife Carol of Beverly Hills, FL, David T. Stavola and his wife Sandy of Ocala, FL; six grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by grandson, David Stavola; brothers: George and Robert Travers; and daughter in law, Denise Stavola. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday, January 29, 2021 at 2:00 PM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness with Father Tim Cummings, Celebrant. Friends are invited to join the family in visitation at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home at 1:00 PM and are also invited to join the procession to the church which will depart from the funeral home promptly at 1:45 PM. Following cremation, Alice will be laid to rest with her husband at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at a later date. Arrangements under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Rev. Mark Steinke

Rev. Mark Steinke, 62, Homosassa, FL
Pastor Mark Steinke was welcomed into the Church Triumphant on September 15, 2021, at the age of 62. He was born on May 13, 1959 in Midland, Michigan to Walter and Vernadine Steinke. He became a beloved child of God through baptism and then confessed his lifelong faith in confirmation at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Midland. Mark is a graduate of Midland High School in Midland, Concordia University Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Concordia Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was ordained as a pastor in the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church (LCMS) in June 1985. In 1982, Mark was married to his beloved wife Laurie. Pastor Steinke served the Lord at numerous parishes in Michigan, Ohio, and Florida, and in 2019 accepted the call to be Pastor at Tree of Life Lutheran Church in Inverness, FL. Mark also taught science and math in several middle and high schools, sharing the light of the Gospel in everything he did. Mark will be remembered by many for his gentle and caring heart, his kind smile, and his love for jokes and making people laugh. Mark loved the challenge of building or fixing everything he could. He loved visiting Disney World with Laurie, his children, and his grandchildren. Above all, Mark will be remembered mostly for his life’s mission to share the hope of eternal salvation through his Savior, Jesus Christ. He demonstrated in everything that he was a saved child of God and used every opportunity to witness to everyone he came across about God’s love for them. Mark’s love, influence and memories live on in his wife Laurie; their daughter Sarah (Derek) Augustynowicz of Highland, Indiana; their son Tim Steinke of Boston, Massachusetts; and their grandchildren Catherine and Daniel Augustynowicz. He is also survived by his brother David (Connie) Steinke, his sister Debbie (Joe) Jubinski, and seven nieces and nephews and their spouses. Mark is rejoicing in Heaven with his Savior and with his parents Walter and Vernadine Steinke, and his father- and mother-in-law Bernhard and Ida Callies. Funeral services of comfort for God’s people and gratitude for Pastor Steinke’s life will be on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at Charles E Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, Florida. There will be a public viewing at 10:00 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. There will then be a processional to Tree of Life Lutheran Church in Inverness, FL, with a funeral service at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Pastor Steinke’s name can be given to Tree of Life Lutheran Church in Inverness, Florida.


Barbara Stinedurf

Barbara A Stinedurf, 83, Floral City, FL
Barbara A. Stinedurf, 83, of Floral City, FL passed away on August 17th, 2021 at her home. She was born to the late Frank and Estelle (DiVevisti) Lester on May 15th, 1938 in Cornwall, NY. She was a Corporate Vice President for a bank for many years and in 2001, made Citrus County her home when she moved from Pinellas County. Barbara adored her family and nothing was more important to her. Barbara loved reading, cooking, and loving on her many pets over the years. She will be remembered for being a political activist. Those left to cherish Barbara’s memory are her children, Kevin Stinedurf of Seminole, FL, Ronald “Eric” Stinedurf of Floral City, FL, and Cheryl “Shan” Sharp (Ed Kaye) of Clearwater, FL and her grandchild, Alexander M. Sharp. Arrangements for Barbara are private. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Ronald "Eric" Stinedurf

Ronald "Eric" Stinedurf, 61, Floral City, FL
Ronald “Eric” Stinedurf, 61, of Floral City, FL passed away on August 27th, 2021 under the care of Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born to the late Ronald I. and Barbara A. (Lester) Stinedurf on June 17th, 1960 in St. Petersburg, FL and made his home here in Citrus County 20 years ago when he moved from St. Pete. Eric is described as a sweet and kind man who was always very giving and who would give his last dime to someone else less fortunate if needed. He loved his family and was teased about being a “mama’s boy” but wouldn’t have had it any other way. He loved his mom and his whole family dearly. Eric was a good brother, son, friend, and a general good human being to others. He was a hard worker and a true jack of all trades. His favorite thing in life was serving others and that is what he lived to do. Eric was one of a kind who will be missed deeply. He was preceded by his father and most recently, by his dear mother Barbara who passed away just days prior in August 2021. Those left to cherish his memory are his siblings, Kevin Stinedurf of Seminole, FL and Cheryl “Shan” Sharp (Ed Kaye) of Clearwater, FL. He is also survived by his step children: Nicole Cunningham and CJ Tarr; and former wife, Jill Amenda Tarr. A Celebration of Life for Eric is to be announced at a later date. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Juliet Stone

Juliet M Stone, 70, Inverness, FL
Juliet Mary Stone of Inverness, FL passed away at Advent Health in Ocala on July 26, 2021 at the age of 70. She was born to the late Frank and Anna (Falotico) Iovine on October 28, 1950 in Brooklyn, NY and was a Catholic by faith. On May 14, 1987 she married Thomas Stone with whom she shared 27 years of loving marriage until his passing on November 15, 2014. Juliet was a longtime Citrus County resident and a Registered Nurse by profession. She worked at Lowell State Prison in Ocala, retiring after 30 years of service to them. Most recently she worked in home health care. In her spare time she loved to go shopping! She also enjoyed gambling trips with her family and friends. Those left to mourn Juliet’s passing include her sons: John H. Hoffmeister V and his partner, Amy Oberhauser, Frank V. Hoffmeister; brothers: Jerry Iovine, John Iovine and his wife Ellen; grandchildren: John Hoffmeister VI, Brooke Hoffmeister, Anelaine Oberhauser; and sister in law and dear friend, Laura Iovine; and nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is scheduled for Friday, July 30, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness and will be conducted by Father Tim Cummings of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Friends are invited to join Juliet’s family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Following the chapel service burial will take place at Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City. Arrangements under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


David Streicher

David L Streicher, 73, Lecanto, FL
David L. Streicher, 73, of Lecanto, FL passed away on September 30th, 2021 under the care of Vitas Hospice in Lecanto. He was born to the late Lee G. and Sharon (Seale) Streicher on February 22nd, 1948 in Covington, Kentucky. David bravely served our country as a member of the United States Army National Guard. He was a Carpenter in Miami for many years and after relocating from Miami, made his home in Citrus County in 1979. Prior to retirement, he went to work for the Citrus County Facilities and Maintenance Department. David enjoying hunting, fishing, and was a member of the National Rifle Association. Additionally, he was a member of the Masons and The Shriners. He was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He made his own ammunition for his guns and enjoyed working with his hands. Along with his parents, David was preceded in death by his brother and sister, Lee S. Streicher and Lisa Streicher. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 47 years, Joy; his children, Roy Streicher (Polly) of Jacksonville, FL and Christina Crotty (late John) of Tallahassee, FL; his sister, Tara Couture (Glen); and his grandchildren, Kathryn, Sarah, Jacob, and Rachel. He was loved by many and will be deeply missed. A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, where full Military Honors will take place. A gathering of family and friends will begin at 10:00 AM and last until the hour of service. David will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation in David’s memory to any Parkinson’s Charity or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by his family. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Byron Strickland

Byron D Strickland, 70, Hernando, FL
Byron David Strickland of Hernando, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on September 2, 2021 at the age of 70. He was born to the late Byron Ball and Marian (Smith) Strickland on January 24, 1951 in Johnson City, NY. Byron proudly served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps and was a Veteran of the Vietnam War. Following his military service he worked as a truck driver. On September 6, 1968 he married Connie Lou (Letscher) with whom he was about to celebrate 53 years of loving marriage. Together Byron and Connie made Citrus County their home in 1989 after relocating from Rixseyville, VA. For many years he enjoyed building 3 wheel trikes from the ground up using Volkswagen chassis and motors. In his spare time Byron’s favorite hobby was to go fishing. He absolutely loved fishing! In addition to his wife Connie, those left to mourn Byron’s passing include his son, David Strickland and his wife Angie of Lake Butler, FL; four grandchildren: Thomas Hayes, Samantha Link, Danielle Strickland, Eric Strickland; and eight great grandchildren. Byron will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL with full military honors at a later date. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Linda Sword

Linda G Sword, 76, Hernando, FL
Linda Gail Sword of Hernando, FL passed away at her home while surrounded by her loving family on October 5, 2021 at the age of 76. She was born to the late Raymond L. and Evelyn Naomi (Durrett) Briggs on July 26, 1945 in Nashville, TN. In 1966 she married Leonard Sword with whom she shared 55 years of loving marriage. Linda and Leonard made Citrus County their home in 1977 after relocating from Safety Harbor, FL. Prior to retirement, they owned and operated the H&R Block Tax Preparation offices in both Inverness and Crystal River. Linda was a Christian by faith and a member of the Inverness Church of Christ. In her spare time she enjoyed traveling and always looked forward to the annual trip she would take to North Carolina with her family. Family was so very important to Linda and she loved spending time with them. She also liked gardening, being outdoors and feeding the birds. Linda was truly loved by all who knew her. She will be remembered for her kindness, thoughtfulness and generosity towards others. In addition to her husband Leonard, those left to mourn Linda’s passing include her two daughters: Lesli Amato, Larissa Maloney and her husband Matt; brother, Wayne Briggs; sisters: Faye Collins, Mary Reed, Diana Tew; grandchildren: Stuart Maloney and his wife Rebecca, Savannah Maloney, Angelina Amato; and great grandchild, Reid Mason Maloney. Linda was preceded in death by two brothers: Alfred and Kenneth Vetzel. Private services will take place at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at a later date. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Michael Taylor

Michael P Taylor, 32, Lake Panasoffkee, FL
Michael Preston Taylor, age 32 of Lake Panasoffkee, FL, passed away August 16, 2021 at the UF Health Leesburg Hospital. Michael was born in Brooksville, FL, on October 16, 1988 to James V. Taylor and Elizabeth Coppock Connell. He was employed as a Detention Deputy for the Sumter County Sheriff's Office and Baptist by faith. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Shannon (Reams) Taylor; his 4 children: Kaleb, Kyler, Kaden, and Kalyn Taylor; his mother Elizabeth Connell and her husband Richard; his father, James Taylor and his wife Diana; 3 brothers: Chris Taylor and his wife, Teonna, and their 4 children: Cheyenne, Dakota, Blake, and Aaron, Matthew Taylor and his wife Haylee, and their son, Taron, and Zachary Taylor and his wife, Celie; mother in-law: Susan Parris; father in-law: Greg Reams; sisters in-law: Sierra Parris and her children, Aniyah and Jayla; Audrey Reams and her daughter Aamori; and brother in-law: Clem Reams. Michael attended Lake Panasoffkee Elementary, South Sumter Middle, and graduated from South Sumter High in 2007. In 2008, he met Shannon, the love of his life and they married in 2013. Together they have four beautiful children. He is a 10 year veteran of the Sumter County Detention Center, where he earned the award of Excellent Marksmanship, among other awards from his time in the academy. A Celebration of Life Service for Michael is scheduled for Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church of Inverness with Mr. John Farfaglia officiating. Burial will follow at the Evergreen Cemetery in Bushnell where Honors will be rendered by the Sumter County Sheriff's Office. Friends are invited to visit the family on Tuesday, at the church, from 10:00 AM until the service begins at 11:00 AM. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness. In lieu of flowers, donations to his beautiful wife and four children would be accepted and appreciated.


Chris Theibert

Chris J Theibert, 58, Inverness, FL
Chris J. Theibert, 58, of Inverness, FL passed away October 20, 2021 at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, FL. He was born in Detroit, Michigan and arrived in this area in 1995, coming from Detroit. He was an installer in the propane gas industry and Catholic by faith. Chris enjoyed fishing, boating and golfing. He is survived by his children Craig Theibert of Duran, MI, Jessica La Valley and her husband Rick of Howell, MI, and Cora Jane Theibert of Inverness, parents Herbert and Carol Theibert of Inverness, sisters Julie Ann Wilson and Michele Kolar; and grandchild Vinney La Valley. A Celebration of Life for Chris will be held in Michigan at a later date. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Sylvia Thomas

Sylvia L Thomas, 75, Lecanto, FL
Sylvia Lee Thomas, 75, of Lecanto, passed away September 18, 2021 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Sylvia was born on September 3, 1946 in Ocala, FL, to the late Julian and Marion (Sanders) Kelly. She came to Citrus County in 1947 from Cotton Plant, FL. Sylvia was an accountant for Southeast Region LKQ Automotive Recycling, a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Crystal River, and graduated from Citrus High School. Left to cherish her memory are her children: Ellis Herman Roberts and wife, Teresa of Cape Canaveral, FL, Jon Michael Roberts and wife Amber of Lecanto, FL, Danny Lee Thomas of Lecanto, Deanna McGee and husband Stephen, of Lecanto; brothers: Milton F. Kelly, Inverness, Julian “Pete” Kelly and wife Delores of Inverness, Don B. Kelly and wife Cheryl of Springhill; sisters: Nancy Houle and husband John of Lakeland, Patricia Archer of Lecanto; six grandchildren and one great grandchild. Sylvia was preceded in death by her husband, FN Thomas, her son, Allen Carroll Roberts, and brothers: Richard Kelly and Jon Kelly. A Celebration of Life Service for Sylvia, will be conducted on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 2:00 PM from the First Assembly of God Church in Crystal River, with Pastor Richard Hart officiating. Burial will follow at the Magnolia Cemetery in Lecanto. Missions were a priority in Sylvia’s life. In Lieu of flowers, those so inclined may give to: First Assembly of God – Missions, 5735 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy., Crystal River, FL 34429. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness.


Lieselotte Tipton

Lieselotte Tipton, 94, Lecanto, FL
Lieselotte Tipton, otherwise known as “Lilo”, passed away on August 3rd, 2021 under the care of Diamond Ridge Health and Rehab in Lecanto, FL at the age of 94. She was born to the late Karl and Emma (Magard) Becher on October 26th, 1926 in Germany. She was an Interpreter for many years and made Citrus County her home in 1984. Along with her parents, Lilo was also preceded in death by her husband, Harry H. Tipton. Arrangements for Lilo are private and Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Bernardus "Ben" Vander Geld

Bernardus "Ben" Vander Geld, 81, Inverness, FL
Bernardus “Ben” Vander Geld, 81, of Inverness, FL passed away on September 1st, 2021 under the care of HPH Hospice in Lecanto, FL. He was born to the late Willem A. and Barbara (Goedemans) Vander Geld on June 30th, 1940 in Netherlands. He will be remembered for being a loving person who loved music and loved God. He enjoyed line dancing, karaoke, and making new friends. Ben made friends everywhere he went and was loved by many. He will be dearly missed. Those left to cherish Ben’s memory are his beloved wife of 52 years, Ann Vander Geld; his 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; his brother, Cornelius Vander Geld; his sister, Maria Kurek; his several cherished grandchildren; and his many adored great-grandchildren. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is on Monday, September 6th, 2021 at 12:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Calling hours will begin at 10 AM and continue until the hour of service. Ben will be laid to rest 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.


Edward Wallace Jr.

Edward H Wallace Jr., 71, Inverness, FL
Edward H. Wallace Jr., 71, of Inverness, FL passed away October 8th, 2021 at his home. He was born in Waterbury, CT on August 11, 1950 to the late Edward H. Wallace Sr. and Marcia V. Wallace. Retired Master Sergeant Wallace served in the Vietnam War, travelled the world and served his country with distinction for 20 yrs. He retired to Homosassa, FL where he opened Ed Wallace's Woodshop. His passion was refinishing and restoring beautiful antique furniture. He serviced the local community as well as many out of state clients. He was an avid gardener and flower enthusiast with the greenest thumb. He enjoyed fishing, listening to oldies music and perfecting his stamp collection. Along with his parents, Edward was preceded in death by his sister Judith Heins. Edward is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Wallace of Clarksville, TN, his son Edward H. Wallace III of Homosassa, FL, his wife Melissa Tallent of Inverness, FL, her daughter, Payton Tallent of Inverness FL, and his ex-wife the mother of his children, Marsha Wallace of Homosassa, FL. Services for Edward, with Military Honors, will be conducted on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 1:30PM, at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Kim Watkins

Kim M Watkins, 58, Hernando, FL
Kim Marie Watkins, 58, of Hernando, FL—beloved wife, mother, daughter, and friend—passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Born in Madison, Wisconsin, she lived most of her life in New Jersey where she still has many friends. Kim is survived by her husband of 30 years, Matthew; her son, Brian; daughter, Nicole; parents, Larry and Josie Blazic; and brothers, Kevin Blazic (Belinda), Kent Blazic, and Keith Blazic (Stacie). Kim worked as a travel agent before becoming a full-time mom, which included leadership roles in girl scouts and boy scouts, volunteering at school, and parent organizer for the GCIT FIRST Robotics team. Kim enjoyed music, bowling, travel, ancestry, playing cards, diamond painting (her newest hobby), and talking with friends. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 10:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Fr. Jose “Jo-Jo” Tejada of St. Scholastica Catholic Church officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until the hour of service. Cremation arrangements will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Moffitt Cancer Center (milesformoffitt.org click to donate, and then search teams for Watkins Warriors).


Elizabeth Wescott

Elizabeth A Wescott, 81, Inverness, FL
Elizabeth A. Wescott, “Betty”, 81, of Inverness, FL passed away on September 19th, 2021 under the care of Citrus Health and Rehab of Inverness. She was born to the late William M. and Ione E. (Smith) Justice on September 20th, 1939 in Jacksonville Beach, FL. She made Citrus County her home in 2004 after moving from Merritt Island with her late husband, William. She was a Real Estate Broker for 22 years in Orlando, FL. Elizabeth will be remembered for her love of Ballroom Dancing, Golfing, and most importantly, being a loving mother and dedicated wife. Along with her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, William, in July of 2017, by her son, James R. Cole, Jr., and by her brother and sister, William M. Justice, III and Dorothy Jean Justice. Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Daniel Cole, John Wescott, Gerald “Jerry” Wescott, Janet Kendrick, and Barbara Shmitte and her many beloved and deeply cherished grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Arrangements for Betty are private at this time. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Nancy Yerbury

Nancy S Yerbury, 74, Inverness, FL
Nancy Sue Yerbury of Inverness passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on August 24, 2021 at the age of 74. She was born to the late James Harry and Betty Sue (Preston) Farley on November 4, 1946 in Lansing, MI. She married her husband Charles Canada Yerbury on December 1, 1972 and together they made Citrus County their home 10 years ago after relocating from Pinellas County. Nancy enjoyed the simple things in life, having coffee and brunch with her friends and spending time with her family. One of her favorite things to do was to watch her son perform live with his band, The Chad Montana Band. Nancy also enjoyed traveling with her husband for many years. In addition to her husband Charles, those left to mourn Nancy’s passing include sons: Chad Yerbury, Todd Rogers, Shawn Rogers, James Rogers, Stephen Yerbury; daughters: Michelle Zeager, Raquelle Yerbury; sisters: Pat Card, Lynda Swanda, Kelly Donald; and a great many grandchildren and great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Nancy’s family and closest friends has been scheduled for 3:00 PM on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home and will be conducted by Bishop Dr. Douglas Alexander, Sr. of the New Church Without Walls. Friends are invited to join the family in visitation beginning at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Nancy’s family is planning additional memorial services for her at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.