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Alice Arancibia

Alice M Arancibia, 89, Inverness, FL
Alice Margaret Arancibia, age 89, Inverness, FL passed away September 18, 2020 at her residence. Mrs Arancibia was born in Manhattan, NY on June 10, 1931 to the late Dominic and Modesta (Bentacourt) Perez and came here in 1972. She was the wife of the late Alexander Arancibia who passed away March 21, 1993. Left to cherish her memory are 5 children: Abner DeLacruz, Leland, NC; Doris Philpot, Inverness; Debra Printup, Junction City, KS; Tina Arancibia, Inverness, FL; Josephine L. Arancibia, Beverly Hills, FL; 2 sisters: Lydia and Lucy Perez; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 9:00 – 11:00 AM. The procession will then depart for Oak Ridge Cemetery for graveside prayers. Friends and family are cordially invited to attend.


Arthur Bailey

Arthur Bailey, 75, Crystal River, FL
Arthur “Buddy” Raymond Bailey, Jr. of Crystal River, FL passed away at Sunshine Gardens Assisted Living on September 24, 2020 at the age of 75. Arthur was born to the late Anna (Hansen) Hamilton and Arthur Raymond Bailey, Sr. in Baileyville, ME on February 2, 1945. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and was a highly decorated Veteran of the Vietnam War and a Purple Heart recipient. Arthur was living in Canada at the time of the Vietnam conflict and came back to the United States for the sole purpose of enlisting in the Army and fighting for his country. A very brave act on his part considering so many were trying to avoid military service during this tumultuous time in our history. Prior to making Crystal River, FL his home 4½ years ago, Arthur was living in Las Vegas, NV. Previous to that, he had resided in Hawaii, a place he truly loved. The years he spent there were the most vibrant and healthy years of his life. He was known to be an adventurous man. Arthur was a skydiving enthusiast with over 1200 jumps in his lifetime. He also had a black belt and was an instructor of Taekwondo and an avid runner. Arthur was an inspiration to many and had written a book called “Only to Live Again” that was published in 2013. The book details his battle with addiction and the road back to his recovery. He was a man greatly cherished by his family and will be greatly missed. Those left to mourn Arthur’s passing include his daughter, Cheri Thomas and her husband Chad of Rochester, IN; sisters: Constance Thompson of Myrtle Beach, SC, Marilyn Williams of Crystal River, FL, Barbara Caspersen of Hamilton, Ontario Canada; grandchildren: Ava Thomas and Luke Thomas; and several nieces and nephews including his caregivers Jan Taber and her husband Mark of Crystal River, FL. Arthur was preceded in death by his grandson, Jude Thomas and his sister, Margaret Loose. Arthur’s family will lay his urn to rest with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA at a later date. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Harvey Bailey

Harvey L Bailey, 81, Inverness, FL
Harvey Lee Bailey of Inverness, FL passed away at his home on September 13, 2020 at the age of 81. Harvey was born in St. Petersburg, FL to the late Harvey Allen and Helen Lou (McIntire) Bailey on June 9, 1939. He shared 56 years of loving marriage with his wife Judith (Smeed) Bailey. Harvey and Judith made Citrus County their home 50 years ago after relocating from St. Petersburg. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, camping and boating. Harvey also enjoyed bow hunting for a few years. He liked going out to dinner with his wife but was also a great cook that enjoyed cooking for his family. In addition to his loving wife Judith, those left to mourn Harvey’s passing include his son, Warren Lee Bailey of Inverness, FL; daughters: Rebecca Cyrus of Hernando, FL, Beth Bailey and her husband Steven Ebbert of Inverness, FL; sister, Audrey Suber and her husband Charles of St. Petersburg, FL; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Harvey was preceded in death by his brother, Larry Allen Bailey and sister, Mary Jean Roberts. Harvey’s family is planning to hold a memorial service for him at a later date. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Anna Mary Barndt

Anna Mary Barndt, 91, Inverness, FL
Anna Mary Barndt, 91, of Inverness, FL passed away on October 6th ,2020 at Citrus Health and Rehab surrounded by her loving family. She was born to the late Abraham Paul and Grace Hazel (Shelly) Barndt on February 13th, 1929 in Quakertown, PA. She worked as a care taker for a nursing home for the majority of her life, and she will always be remembered for being a very caring, kind, and loving person. Anna Mary enjoyed arts and crafts where she would create beautiful tissue flowers with her daughter, Maryann. She would also create life size dummies that were used in all sorts of endeavors and creations, and she also loved making many art pieces out of beads and other media. Anna Mary was an artist at heart. Anna Mary is preceded in death by seven of her eight siblings, Abraham Paul Barndt, Jr., Henry Franklin Barndt, William Earl Barndt, Robert Raymond Barndt, Walter Elmer Barndt, Edward Barndt, and Florence Finkbeiner. Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Stanley Rotenberger (Janet) of Inverness, FL, John Rotenberger (Beverly) of Panama City, FL, Robert “Bob” Rotenberger (Michelle) of West Palm Beach, FL, Maryann Leason of Inverness, FL, Barbara Smith (Larry), and Christine Porter (Blue) of O’Brien, FL; one of her sisters, Jacqueline Yeakel; 17 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildrn. Arrangements for Anna Mary are private. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Lydia Barter

Lydia E Barter, 100, Inverness, FL
Lydia E. Barter, age 100, Inverness, FL passed away Thursday, Oct 8, 2020 at the Citrus Health & Rehab Center where she had been a beloved resident for the past 12 years. Lydia was born in New York City on August 7, 1920 to the late Adam and Gertrude (Thayer) Eich and moved to Florida in 1980 from Old Bethpage, Long Island, NY. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Inverness. She enjoyed working with arts and crafts. Left to cherish her memory are two children: Richard A. Barter and his wife, Marie of Inverness, FL and Janice Mau and her husband, Dwayne of Oveido, Florida; 4 grandchildren: William Barter (Lisa), Floral City; Brad Barter, Pensacola, FL; David Mau (Ayleen), Orlando, FL; Joy Mau, Orlando, FL; 4 great grandchildren: Ashley and Kyle Barter and David and Caleb Mau; 1 great great grandchild: Elena Cummings. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest John Barter August 1, 1987, her brother, Arthur Eich, and a sister in law, Irene Landman. There is a Celebration of Life scheduled for Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 11:00 AM from Chas. E. Davis with The Rev. Paul Gigilo officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until the hour of service.


Helen Bauer

Helen C Bauer, 80, Inverness, FL
Helen Catherine Bauer of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on October 1, 2020 at the age of 80. Helen was born in Baltimore, MD on May 13, 1940 to the late Charles and Lillian (Rhodes) Scott). She was extremely bright and earned several college degrees in her lifetime. Helen worked as a Material Handling Specialist for General Electric for 17 years before going on to earn a degree in nursing and begin a career as a Registered Nurse. She made Citrus County her home 5 years ago after relocating from Pasadena, MD. Helen was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and a member of their Divine Mercy Rosary group. She followed politics closely and had 4 letters written by her published in the Citrus Chronicle. She was extremely charitable and a loving mother to her children. Those left to mourn Helen’s passing include her sons: Michael Toomey and his wife Nona of Inverness, FL, Ralph Toomey and his wife Debbie of Jarrettsville, MD; four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Bauer; and two grandchildren: Ariel Toomey and Michael Toomey. A Memorial Mass for Helen will be offered on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 2:00 PM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Charles Bonetti

Charles Bonetti, 92, Inverness, FL
Charles Bonetti, 92, of Inverness, FL passed away on October 12, 2020 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL. He bravely served our country as a member of the United States Army. Private arrangements have been scheduled for Charles. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Raymond Boucher

Raymond P Boucher, 87, Beverly Hills, FL
Raymond Philip Boucher of Beverly Hills, FL passed away at Cypress Cove Care Center in Crystal River, FL at the age of 87. Raymond was born in Attleboro, MA on February 21, 1933 to the late Armand and Florence (Davignon) Boucher. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and was a Veteran of the Korean War. Following his military service, Raymond went to work for the Foxboro Company as an Electronic Technician where he was employed for 30 years. On July 28, 1956 he married Jacqueline (Lemire) with whom he shared 64 years of loving marriage. Raymond and Jacqueline made Florida their home 30 years ago after relocating from Attleboro, MA. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, boating and watching golf on television. Raymond was also an excellent cook and enjoyed cooking meals for his family. In addition to his wife Jacqueline, those left to mourn Raymond’s passing include his son, Thomas Boucher and his fiancée Kathy Hanley of Norfolk, MA; daughters: Linda Boucher-Laliberte of Chepachet, RI, Holly Moore and her husband Scott of Lincoln, CA, Brooke Boucher of Sacramento, CA; daughter in law, Cheryl Perry Boucher; brothers: Armand Boucher, Roger Boucher, Richard Boucher, Robert Boucher; sister, Rita Fyfe; grandchildren: Richelle, Jaclyn, Emily, Elizabeth, Christopher, Danielle; and great granddaughter, Audrey. Raymond was preceded in death by his son, Michael Boucher in 2018. A Requiem Eucharist will be offered at Saint Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Inverness at a later date. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Thomas Brannelly

Thomas J Brannelly, 83, Plano (formerly Homosassa, FL), TX
Thomas J. Brannelly of Plano, TX and formerly of Homosassa, FL passed away August 28, 2020 at the age of 83. Thomas was born in New York City, NY on August 19, 1937 to the late John and Bridget (Gallagher) Brannelly. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy from 1955 to 1959. After his military service, Thomas went to work for the United States Postal Service retiring after 38 years of service. He made Walden Woods in Homosassa, FL his home after relocating from Monroe Township, NJ. Following the passing of his wife June Brannelly in 2017, Thomas moved to Texas to be closer to his family. Thomas is a former member of the Homosassa Lion’s Club and the Citrus County Crime Watch. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 15154, Saint Vincent De Paul Society, the American Irish Club of Lecanto, FL and the West Citrus Elks Club of Homosassa, FL. Thomas had volunteered much of his time over the years at Daystar, Catholic Charities Food Kitchen in Crystal River and the St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store in Spring Hill. He also collected donations of food in Walden Woods for distribution to the Homeless Veterans Missions in Crystal River and Inverness. In his spare time he enjoyed playing Bocce Ball at the American Irish Club. Thomas is survived by his brother James Brannelly of New York City, his step daughter Carolyn Nielsen and grandchildren Daniel and Brenna Nielsen. Also survived by sisters in law Jacqueline Beardslee of Plano, TX and Marge Cucci (Nick) of Oak Ridge, NJ, as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his sisters: Kathleen McKenna and Eileen Memoli. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, September 4, 2020 at 10:00 AM from St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Homosassa with Father J. Glenn Diaz, Celebrant. Friends may join the family in visitation on Thursday, September 3, 2020 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness. The Knights of Columbus will recite the Holy Rosary at 4:30 PM. Thomas will be laid to rest privately at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Daniel Brown

Daniel D Brown, 61, Inverness, FL
Daniel Duane Brown, 61, of Inverness, FL passed away Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born in Noblesville, IN on September 4, 1959, and arrived in this area in 2012, coming from Trenton, FL. Daniel had a sweet spirit and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He liked watching football, and was a big Bucs, Lightning, and Rays fan. Daniel also enjoyed watching the Miami Hurricanes, bowling, and listening to music. He was preceded in death by his mother Erma Jean Brown in 2004. Daniel is survived by his father, Daniel E. Brown of Inverness; loving sisters Sherry Enterkin of Inverness, Karen Brown of Homosassa, FL, and Bonnie Braswell of Bell, FL. A Celebration of Daniel’s life will be held at Calvary Chapel of Inverness, on Saturday, October 31, 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Kevin Ballard officiating. The family will be receiving friends at the church one hour prior to service. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is in charge of arrangements.


William Buchanan

William C Buchanan, 77, Inverness, FL
William Collis “Mr. Bill” Buchanan passed away at his home on September 26, 2020 while under the care of hospice and surrounded by his loving family at the age of 77. Bill was born in Bernie, MO on March 13, 1943 to the late Collis and Eva (Jackson) Buchanan. In 1963 he married Sandra (Wagner) with whom he shared 25 years of loving marriage until her passing in 1988. Bill and Sandra made Citrus County their home in 1976 after relocating from St. Charles, MO. He purchased the H E Smith Heating and Air Conditioning Company in Lecanto which is still owned and operated by his children. Bill was an extremely hard working man throughout his lifetime. Some years back he enjoyed racing cars at the Citrus County Speedway racing as #86. While still residing in Missouri, Bill was the President of the St. Charles Jaycee’s, an achievement he was very proud of. He loved coaching little league baseball for Citrus County for many years. Those left to mourn Bill’s passing include his sons: Danny Buchanan (Debbie) of Hernando, FL, Barry Buchanan (Sharon) of Hernando, FL; daughter, Christina Smith of Inverness, FL; brother, Robert Buchanan of Sikeston, MO; grandchildren: Christopher Buchanan (Heather), Derrick Buchanan, Tabitha Buchanan (Shelby), Dawson Buchanan; and great grandchild, Christopher Buchanan, Jr. In addition to his wife, Bill was preceded in death by his son, William Andrew Buchanan and brother, Benny Buchanan. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is scheduled for Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home and will be conducted by Reverend Dr. Doug Alexander of the New Church Without Walls. Friends may join the family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Following the chapel service, Bill will be laid to rest alongside his wife Sandra at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Herbert Burns

Herbert H Burns, 83, Inverness, FL
Herbert Harold Burns of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on September 16, 2020 at the age of 83. Herbert was born in Lock Haven, PA on April 12, 1937. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy. Following his military service, Herbert worked in the construction industry as a Block Mason. He made Citrus County his home approximately 20 years ago after relocating from Bushnell, FL. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing and watching NASCAR. Herbert also loved watching NFL football and was a huge fan of the Indianapolis Colts. Those who were blessed to share his life include his son, Shannon Burns and his wife Stacey of Inverness, FL; daughter, Karen Strull and her husband Dave of Virginia Beach, VA; six grandchildren: Meghan, Austin, Brittany, Erica, Brian, and Holly; and three great grandchildren: Corbin, Oliver and Cooper. Herbert was a devoted Father and Grandfather who will be greatly missed. Herbert will be laid to rest with full military honors at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at a later date. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Marion Cahill

Marion Cahill, 94, Hernando, FL
Marion Cahill, age 94, of Terra Vista – Citrus Hills, Hernando, FL passed away August 18, 2020, at her home under the care of Vitas Hospice. Marion was born in Brooklyn, NY on January 11, 1926, to the late Domenico and Maria (Martino) Poio. After moving to Florida, she and her late husband, John Cahill, Jr. resided in Dunnellon and The Villages prior to moving to Terra Vista. She was Catholic by faith. In addition to her parents, Marion was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Cahill, Jr.; three brothers and one sister. She is survived by several nieces and nephews including William Poio who resides in Manorville, N.Y. Following graveside services, Marion will be interred in Pine Lawn Memorial Park in Farmingdale, LI, NY. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness.


Kathleen Candrilli

Kathleen T Candrilli, 67, Inverness, FL
Kathleen Theresa Candrilli, 67 of Inverness, passed away September 7, 2020 under the loving care of her family and Vitas Hospice in Lecanto. Kathleen was born in Staten Island, NY, on September 18, 1952 to the late Edmund and Katherine (Relay) Cahill. She came to Citrus County in 1976 from Staten Island and was Catholic by faith. On March 29, 1971 she married Dennis F. Candrilli, they have celebrated 49 years together. Left to cherish her memory including her husband Dennis, are her son, Dennis F. Candrilli of Phoenix, AZ; her daughters: Melissa Candrilli of Las Vegas, NV, Danielle Marie Candrilli of Inverness, FL; her brother, Edmund Cahill of Pennsylvania, sister, Patricia Munafo of Treasure Island, FL and two grandchildren: Brandon Candrilli and Alexandria Jackson. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 1:00 PM, from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, with Fr. Clauduis Mganga, Celebrant. Inurment will be at a later date. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, in Inverness on Sunday, September 13, 2020 from 4-6 PM, where a Wake Vigil Service will be at 6:00 PM.


Dale Carlisle

Dale J Carlisle, 40, St. Petersburg, FL
Dale Jay Carlisle of St. Petersburg, FL passed away unexpectedly at the age of 40. Dale was born in Clewiston, FL on August 19, 1980 but moved to Inverness as a child with his family and was a lifelong resident. He attended Citrus County schools and first met his wife Kristen when they were both students at Inverness Primary School. Dale began cooking at the age of 15 and went on to become a cook at Red’s Restaurant in Hernando for over 10 years. He was an incredible skater. In fact, Dale would travel just about anywhere on roller blades, even just to run errands. He participated in the A2A race in Georgia which is an 87 mile skating event that begins in Athens and ends in Atlanta. He was very proud of this achievement. Dale often enjoyed skating on the Florida bike trails just so he could enjoy the outdoors and watch the beautiful sunsets. Those left to mourn Dale’s passing include his wife and partner of 15 years, Kristen Schneider; daughters: Paris Carlisle, Mercedes Carlisle, Olivia Carlisle; and stepson, Evan Schneider. He also leaves behind his dear friend, Michael White. Dale’s memory shall be cherished by them all. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


David Clevenger

David A Clevenger, 62, Inverness, FL
The Rev. David Allan Clevenger, 62 of Inverness, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, on August 9, 2020 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Pastor Clevenger was born on October 11, 1957 in Findlay, Ohio, to the late Marl D. and Rose (Davis) Clevenger. He came to Citrus County in 1983 from Pensacola, FL. following his graduation from college. He had faithfully served as pastor of Grace Tabernacle Independent Baptist Church in Brooksville, FL for the past 10 years. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 35 years, Sally Jepson Clevenger; four children: Marl Clevenger and his wife, Brittany of Athens, GA, Kendra Silva and her husband, Henrry of La Paz, Honduras, Megan Long and her husband, Kevin, of Spring Hill, FL, and Ebba Jean Balmer and her husband Josh, of Yonkers, NY. He is also survived by his brother, Joe Clevenger of Jacksonville, FL; his sisters: Cheryl Bishop of Findlay, OH, Brena Krock of Liberty Township, OH, Marlene Drane of Kewanee, IL and Anna Rush of Findlay, OH; his grandchildren: Abner, Megan and Elias. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Henrry. David Clevenger was a faithful servant to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He quietly influenced many people to live for eternity during his 38 years of ministry. Though his responsibilities as a pastor and teacher were many, he never allowed those duties to take priority over his family who was so precious to him. He loved his wife Sally and four children second only to his Lord. He was a meek and Biblical leader of his home. Among his greatest qualities was, no doubt, his ability to listen. He offered great advice but only when called upon to do so. His life was marked by the same humility and grace that Jesus Christ displayed because that was David's highest priority - to be Christ-like. David will be deeply missed by so many people. Pastor’s family will plan a Celebration of Life Service at Grace Tabernacle Church at a later date. Cremation with care is scheduled with Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Samuel Cole

Samuel E Cole, 72, Beverly Hills, Citrus County
Samuel Ernest Cole, “Ernie”, of Beverly Hills passed away at Bayfront Seven Rivers Hospital in Crystal River, FL on August 19, 2020 at the age of 72. Ernie was born to the late James and Hazel (Bishop) Cole on August 17, 1948 in Greenville, SC. Prior to retirement, he was employed by Bell South Telephone for 32 years as a Electronics Technician. In 1992, Ernie married his wife Mary Dugan and together they shared 28 years of loving marriage. He and Mary came to Beverly Hills 10 years ago which served as their “home base” since they spent most of their time on the road traveling the United States and Mexico. Ernie’s favorite pastime was traveling and he was a member of the Citrus County SAMS travel club. He also enjoyed playing guitar, fishing, wood working and was an amateur Ham Radio operator. Ernie was extremely handy and liked working on electronics and could fix anything. His favorite sport was college basketball and he was a huge Tarheel Fan. In addition to his wife Mary, those left to mourn Ernie’s passing include his daughter, Sheri Johnson and her husband David of Greenville, SC and their children Jacob and Gracie Johnson; son, Bryan Cole and his wife Leslie of Charleston, SC; brother, James Cole of Oregon. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 3:00 PM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, FL and will be conducted by family friend, Pastor Mike Chappell of Sycamore United Methodist Church. Friends are invited to join Ernie’s 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, FL.


Janice Cook

Janice A Cook, 78, Crystal River, FL
Janice A. Cook, 78, of Crystal River, FL and formally of Beaver Dam, KY; passed away under the care of Vitas Hospice in Lecanto, FL on October 6, 2020. She was born in Beaver Dam, Kentucky on January 6, 1942 to the late Ray and Ruth (Hoskins) James. She worked as a real estate property manager for the majority of her life and in 2013, made Citrus County her home when she moved from Beaver Dam. She married her beloved late husband, Charles Thompson in January 2014. Charles passed the same year in September. Janice will be remembered for her adoration and love for reading—she could never be found without a book in her hand, at times even reading through a whole book in less than a day. She also enjoyed crocheting, puzzles, and connecting with her dear family and friends on Facebook. Janice is also preceded in death by her brother, Sercie James, who passed in August of 2012 and her two sisters, Marilyn Thompson and Linda Fultz. Those left to cherish her memory are her two children, Timothy Hale (Leticia) of Winter Haven, FL and Jeanie James (Geoff Pettigrew) of Polk City, FL; her four adored grandchildren; and her one cherished great-grandchild. Private arrangements are scheduled for Janice with Cremation with Care, under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL. Janice’s urn will be laid to rest alongside her husband at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date.


Lenore Cowles

Lenore R Cowles, 91, St. Simons, GA
Lenore R. Cowles, age 91, of St. Simons, Georgia, formally of Citrus County, FL passed away on July 27th, 2020 at her home. She was born to the late Donhan and Louise (Stephenson) Watkins in Columbus, OH on February 4th, 1929. Lenore graduated from college with her Bachelor’s degree from Ohio State where she went on to work as a teacher. In 1996, she made Citrus County her home after moving from St. Pete, FL. Along with her parents, Lenore is preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Thomas, who passed away on May 20th, 2012. Those left to cherish Lenore’s memory are her two sons, Christopher Alan (Ruth) Cowles and Jeffrey David (Cindy) Cowles of St. Simons, GA and her brother, Marvin Watkins. Private burial arrangements will be held at Florida National Cemetery of Bushnell, FL at a later date, under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. In lieu of flowers, Lenore’s wishes were that memorial donations be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation at http://www.michaeljfox.com or to Georgia Hospice Center at http://ghchospice.com.


Rev. Msgr. George Cummings

Rev. Msgr. George W Cummings, 102, Lecanto, FL
The Reverend Monsignor George W. Cummings, 102, of Lecanto, FL, went home to be with his Lord, on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at the Sturgill Hospice House Brooksville, FL. Msgr. Cummings was born June 21, 1918 in Bridgeport, CT to the late George W. and Genevieve (Markert)Cummings. He attended North Ward Public School and St. Paul's Catholic School in St Petersburg. He entered St. Bernard College and Seminary in September of 1936, and then St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore, MD in 1938, and was ordained in 1943 a Priest of the St. Augustine Diocese at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Coral Gables, FL. He received his Master of Science Degree in 1946 from Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. In 1947 he was appointed to start the Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Youth Camp in Floral City, FL. He ran the camp with much help from seminarians, nuns, and many other young ladies and men, two of whom were members of his family. His love of Good Counsel Camp was second only to his priesthood. Over his many years as a diocesan priest, he was given the task of starting many Catholic parishes in central and south Florida and served at St. James Parish in Orlando (1943); Blessed Trinity Parish in Ocala (1949); St. Agnes Mission, Key Biscayne (1952); Epiphany Parrish in Venice (1956); St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish in Citrus Springs, FL; (1976). He was the founder and first principal of Archbishop Curley High School in Miami. In 1959 he was named Monsignor, under the title of Domestic Prelate and Protonotary Apostolic, by Pope John XXIII . He was a devoted priest and pastor to many, serving under 7 popes and 7 bishops. He is survived by five nephews, one niece, many great nephews and nieces, and many friends and fellow priests from around Florida, as well as countless counselors and campers from Our Lady of Good Counsel Camp whose lives he touched by his ministry. He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Cummings and his two sisters, Joan Farrell and Gloria Crahan. A concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 10:00AM at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, 5815 Fifth Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL. Interment will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Clearwater following the Mass. Friends will be received at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle on Wednesday evening from 6:00PM to 8:00PM where a Vigil Service will be offered at 7:00PM. Masks and social distancing are required. For those unable to attend, the Funeral Mass will be livestreamed on the Cathedral website, https://stjudesp.org/. At a later time, there will be a Memorial Service and Celebration of Life at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Services are under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, Florida. In lieu of Flowers, please consider donations in Monsignor's memory to: Our Lady of Good Counsel Camp, c/o St Scholastica Catholic Church, 4301 W.Homosassa Trail, Lecanto, FL 34461, or online at https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/gcc2020


Robert Curry

Robert W Curry, 92, Homosassa, FL
Robert Warren Curry, Sr., 92, of Homosassa, FL passed away August 18 2020 at Vitas Hospice in Lecanto, FL. He was born in Hammond, IL on December 24, 1927 to the late Earnest and Laura (Ewing) Curry. Robert was a brick mason in the commercial construction industry, and arrived in this area in 2000, coming from Peoria, IL. He attended St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Homosassa, and was a professional organist who loved music. He was preceded in death by one son, John Allen Curry, 4 brothers and 4 sisters. He is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Eva Curry. Other survivors include his sons Robert W. Curry, Jr and his wife Joanne, Dr. Walter Curry and his wife Sylvia of Watseka, IL; daughter Barbara Curry-Tucker and her husband Michael of Homosassa; 9 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Marian Dallner

Marian H Dallner, 97, Inverness, FL
Marian Helen Dallner was called home to be with our gracious Lord on September 14, 2020 at the age of 97. Marian was born in Collinsville, IL on July 4, 1923 to the late Alonzo and Florence (Fuchs) Hogan. She was also preceded in death by her first husband of 26 years, William Collins and second husband of 28 years, George Dallner. Marian and George came to Citrus County in 1983 after relocating from Lemont, IL. She was a faithful and active member of St Paul’s Lutheran Church of Beverly Hills, FL. Marian was a lifetime member of TOPS #341, Inverness where she held numerous offices. She also volunteered her time with the University of Florida Community Education group in Citrus County. Marian was very creative; sewing, floral arranging and making greeting cards were a few of her many talents. Those left to mourn Marian’s passing are her children: Kathleen Collins Hamilton (David) of Ocala, FL, Kevin Michael Collins (Joanne) of Fort Worth, TX, Terrance Sean Collins of Sebastian, FL; Mary Collins Ryndak of Lisle, IL; 11 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. A Memorial Service will take place at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and Memorial Garden in Beverly Hills on Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 1:00 PM and will be conducted by Reverend Mark Gabb. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to St Paul’s Lutheran Church Building Fund, Beverly Hills, FL. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Robert Darden

Robert L Darden, 85, Floral City, FL
Robert Lee Darden, 85, passed away at Citrus Health & Rehabilitation's Memory unit on September 8, 2020. His existing health conditions were made complicated by COVID 19. Robert was born in Albemarle, NC on December 14, 1934 to the late George and Ruth (Wilson) Darden. He resided in Morganton, NC until leaving for Hargrave Military Academy in 1950. After graduation, he enrolled in Gardner Webb College majoring in Business Administration. After graduation, he entered the family owned chain of dime stores known as D&W stores where he worked until 1977 when the stores were closed. 1978 brought him to Arcadia, FL with TG&Y. Also in 1978, he married Karen Gainey Carswell. In 1982, Floral City, FL became their home. This where Bob operated a lawn service and Karen began teaching at Lecanto Middle. Bob served as Secretary for the Lions Club of Valdese, NC. He was also an active member of Trout Unlimited while living in NC. In 1984, his Masonic affiliation began at Floral City Lodge. He served the lodge as Worshipful Master in 1987 and 1997 and as Worthy Patron of the Floral City Order of Eastern Star in 1999. The youth were served through his membership on both the DeMolay and Rainbow advisory boards. In 1986, he became a member of Ocala Scottish Rite, and in 2003 he was awarded membership in the Knights Commander Court of Honor. He served several years as the 19th Masonic Districts Instructor of Masonic Instruction and one year as District Deputy for the Grand Lodge of Florida. He was also a former member of the York Rite, Shriners, Royal Order of Scotland and a founding member of Floral City Kiwanis. Left to cherish Bob’s memory is his wife, Karen Darden, of Floral City, FL: her son, Daren Carswell, of Inverness, FL; five grandchildren; and one great grandchild. In addition to his parents, Bob is preceded in death by his daughter, Jolouise Darden in 1956. Cremation with Care arrangements has been provided by the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL. The family request that any remembrances be sent to: Floral City United Methodist, P.O. Box 47, Floral City, FL 34436 where Bob was an active member.


Christopher Davis

Christopher K Davis, 44, Wildwood, FL
Christopher Keith Davis of Wildwood, FL passed away at his home on August 30, 2020 at the age of 44. He was born to Donna (Taylor) Davis and the late Phillip Davis in Boynton Beach, FL on June 25, 1976. In his spare time he enjoyed playing guitar and having bonfires in his backyard. In addition to his mother, Christopher is survived by his brother Phillip Davis, JR; sister, Sharlyn Djoseland; and nieces and nephews. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Leamon Davis, Jr.

Leamon Davis, Jr., 63, Floral City, FL
Leamon Davis, Jr. of Floral City, FL passed away at his home while surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Vitas Hospice on October 11, 2020 at the age of 63. Leamon was born in St. Petersburg, FL on May 8, 1957 to the late Miriam (Baxley) and Leamon Davis, Sr. He made Citrus County his home 1 year ago after relocating from Pinellas County, FL. Leamon loved life in the country and enjoyed farming. He owned and cared for chickens, pigs and cows on his farm. In his spare time, Leamon enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was an excellent cook and loved music, the louder the better! He had a wonderful sense of humor and was known to be quite a prankster. Those left to mourn Leamon’s passing include his daughters: Morgan Davis and Madison Davis; his significant other of 4 years, Theresa Marie Davis; sisters: Theresa Rousis and Geneva Cowart; brothers: Danny Nelson and Frank Nelson; and two grandchildren. Leamon’s passing will also be felt by his Catahoula Leopard Dog, Nia. Cremation under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL


Velmajean Dearing

Velmajean L Dearing, 94, Lake Panasoffkee, FL
The home going of Velmajean Louise Dearing (Louise) 1926 - 2020. Louise was born in Corning, Arkansas on September 7, 1926 to Charles and Beatrice Davis. She was the second oldest of eight children. She graduated from Corning High school in the class of 1944. Louise married Jeff Clifford Dearing of Success, Arkansas, in Angola, Indiana on August 31, 1946. They had two daughters, Margaret and Betty. Louise resided in Flint, Michigan until 1981, when she moved to Florida. While in Florida she owned and operated Montclair Plaza Grocery Store. She lived in Lake Panasoffkee until her passing on September 23, 2020. Louise was preceded in death by her husband Jeff. C. Dearing, her daughter Margaret Elaine Vicars of California, her granddaughter Kristen Renee Lewis of Lake Panasoffkee, FL and her son-in-law Daniel J. Lewis of Lake Panasoffkee. She leaves behind a daughter Betty Ann Louise Lewis of Lake Panasoffkee, two sisters: Ann Bell of Missouri and Charlene Davis of Oklahoma, her brother Bob Davis of Indiana, two sisters in law, Betty Rider and Sue Banasiak of Michigan; many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Louise will be missed by all who knew her. A Memorial Service for Louise will be held at the Whitney Baptist Church in Leesburg, FL, on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 10:00 AM. Cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness.


Gerald Devio

Gerald E Devio, 87, Inverness, FL
Gerald E. Devio, 87, of Inverness, FL passed away on August 16th, 2020 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Gerald was born to the late Charles and Florence (Goltha) Devio on August 23rd, 1932 in Worcester, MA. Gerald was a Carpenter for many years and in 1951, married his beloved wife, Shirley. Together, he and his wife moved to Citrus County in 1995 from Pembroke Pines, FL and made Inverness their home. He enjoyed attending Fort Cooper Baptist Church and was a devout Christian. Gerald was a traveling man, and loved to see the world. He went on cruises all around the world visiting Alaska multiple times (and all 50 states, in fact), The Caribbean, and have visited four continents including Brazil, Italy, Australia, Argentina, Paraguay. He has also seen the Amazon, Tasmanian Sea, and crossed the Bermuda Triangle and International time zone, He loved being on a cruise ship and learning other counties’ cultures. Gerald also enjoyed wood working in his spare time as well as fishing and hunting. Along with his parents, Gerald was preceded in death by his four brothers, Wilford, Warren, Harold, and Robert and his three sisters, Mabel, Marie, and Iola. Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Gerald Devio and his wife Mirian of Coral Springs, FL; his daughter, Patricia Ryder of Floral City, FL; his five grandchildren, and his six great-grandchildren. Gerald loved his family and will be missed by many. Private arrangements have been scheduled for Gerald. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Lloyd "Spencer" Dickerson

Lloyd "Spencer" Dickerson, 83, Lake Panasoffkee, FL
Spencer Dickerson, 83, of Lake Panasoffkee, FL passed away on October 2, 2020 at the Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, FL. Spencer was born to the late “Guy Boy” and Pearl Dickerson on November 27th, 1936, Thanksgiving Day, in Huntington, West Virginia. He worked as a Master Electrician for many years, specializing in Control Panels and having the opportunity of working on the Pentagon and the Space Center. He bravely and honorably served our country as a member of the United States Army and enjoyed telling stories of his time in the military and all that he experienced. He married his beloved wife, Delain, on February 6, 1955 and together with family, moved to Florida in 1972. Spencer will be remembered for being a wonderful father and role-model. He loved the Lord and his family dearly, even going so far as to become a long term caregiver for many of his family members, including his father-in-law and his mother. Spencer enjoyed music and playing guitar a well as watching and participating in all types of sports when time allowed, including baseball and boxing. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, also known as the IBEW and was very active in the DAV and he helped organize events. Along with his parents, Spencer was preceded in death by his loving wife, Delain, on July 23, 2020 and his son, Michael David Dickerson. Those left to cherish his memory is his daughter, Susie Scott of Lake Panasoffkee, FL; his son, Scott Dickerson (Tiki) of Inverness, FL; his four grandchildren, David Scott Garnett (Rachel), Jake Scott (Ashley), Jesse Scott, and Michael David Dickerson, Jr. (Christina); and his eight great-grandchildren, Nolin Scott, Khale Scott, Lauryn Scott, Gage Parrott, Braxton Dickerson, Korah Garnett, Lea Garnett, and Millie Garnett. Spencer will be greatly missed by many. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Saturday, October 24th, 2020 at 2:00 PM with Mr. George Lee and Mr. Philip Farris conducting the services. Calling hours start at 1:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial donations to be made to the D.A.V. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Mavis Dickerson

Mavis D Dickerson, 85, Lake Panasoffkee, FL
Mavis Delain Dickerson, 85, of Lake Panasoffkee, FL passed away on July 23rd, 2020 under the care of hospice at Cornerstone Hospice located in The Villages. Mavis, lovingly known as “Dee”, was born to the late Jake and Sabra Marie (Carter) Howard in Sandy Hook, Kentucky, on November 4th. 1934. She worked as a waitress for many years, but her Care-giving role was priceless to her and her family. She moved to the Lake Panasoffkee area in 1972 with her husband, Spencer. Mavis was a caregiver for many of her beloved family members and is remembered as the family’s “rock”. Mavis was dedicated to her family and especially devoted to the Lord. She loved flowers and gardening, as well as cooking, eating, listening to music, and singing for the Lord. She is described as a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and role model. Along with her parents, Mavis was preceded in death by her son, Michael David Dickerson; her two brothers, Orear Howard and Johnny Howard; and her two sisters, Sue Marie Roberts and Emogene Dickerson. Those left to cherish her memory is her loving husband, Spencer Dickerson, whom she married on February 6th, 1955; her daughter, Susie Scott of Lake Panasoffkee, FL; her son, Scott Dickerson (Tiki) of Inverness, FL; her brother, David Howard of Lake Panasoffkee, FL; her four grandchildren, David Scott Garnett, Jake Scott, Jesse Scott, and Michael David Dickerson, Jr.; and her eight great-grandchildren, Nolin Scott, Khale Scott, Lauryn Scott, Gage Parrott, Braxton Dickerson, Korah Garnett, Lea Garnett, and Millie Garnett. She was loved by many and will be missed dearly. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Saturday, August 1st, 2020 at 11 am with George Lee and Janet Wilson conducting the services. Calling hours start at 10 am until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial donations to be made to the Cornerstone Hospice at cornerstonehospice.org. Cremation with Care, under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


William Douglas

William A Douglas, 96, Floral City, FL
William Austin Douglas of Floral City, FL passed away at his home with his loving family by his side on August 1, 2020 at the age of 96. William was born in Akron, OH on June 20, 1924 to the late Harry Verling and Nora Elizabeth (Barber) Douglas. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and was a Veteran of World War II. After his military service, he went to work in Construction as a Carpenter. William made Citrus County his home in 2009 after relocating from Pine Island, FL. He was a member of Floral City VFW #7122 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Inverness, FL. In his spare time he enjoyed tinkering around the house and singing karaoke with his friends. Those left to mourn William’s passing include his daughters: Kay Midgett of Port Charlotte, FL, Janie D. Walker and her husband Ricky of Caruthersville, MO; 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his companion of many years, Karen White. William was preceded in death by his wife Juanita (Vance) Douglas; daughter, Annette Douglas; son in law, James Midgett; sisters: Blanche Vincent and Cherie Manhart. William will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at a later date. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Sharon Earnshaw

Sharon B Earnshaw, 72, Lecanto, FL
Sharon "Sherry" Batton Earnshaw was born June 8, 1948. She passed away peacefully on Friday, September 18, 2020. She was a native of Florida. She loved being with family and friends. Survivors include her husband, John Earnshaw, son, Johnny (fiancé Tina Wells) Batton III, daughter, Tina (August) Moser, daughter, Sherry (Mike) Ryder, daughter, Suezette Stone, daughter, Ginger (Mike) Stone-Yerkey, son, Adam (Daisy) Earnshaw, son, Jarred Earnshaw, son, Andy (Tonya) Sinclair, son, Jason (Tracy) Sinclair, daughter-in-law, Ann Batton, siblings, Skip (Jeanette) Batton Jr., Sue (Lucky) Lyle, Sandy (Sam) Williams, Pam (Chuck) Prayter, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, a great great grandchild, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. She will be lovingly laid to rest by immediate family next to her parents, Evelyn and Johnny Batton Sr., at Carlton Cemetery, in Perry, FL. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Nan Edwards

Nan M Edwards, 91, Estero, FL
Nan M. Edwards, 91, became an angel Saturday morning August 29, 2020 at The American House Assisted Living Facility in Estero, Florida. During her life she lived at several locations in central and southern Florida. She had moved to The American House to be close to her caretakers, granddaughter Wendy Oros and her fiancé, Matthew Pitel. She earlier met the love of her life while working at Publix Supermarkets and they both spent many great years at Publix before retiring from there. Nan was a no nonsense person and grew up in a time before computers when you had to be able to think for yourself. She amazed family, friends, and doctors with her memory from the past and the present. She loved garage sales but hated to let go of anything. If you needed something and she had it, she could pretty much tell you where to find it. She was preceded in death by her soul mate, Russel T. Edwards 2015, her daughter, Patricia L. Carson in 1995, and her sister, Betty O. Klatt in 2017. Left to mourn our family matriarch is 2 granddaughters, Wendy Oros, Naples, Fl, Brandy (Jason) Pierce, Battle Creek, Mi; 4 brothers, James Hamilton, Rocky Mt, Mo., Gorman Hamilton, Weirsdale, Fl., Gerald Hamilton, Floral City, Fl., and Lewis Hamilton, Orange City, Fl. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, September 9th at 11:00 AM from the Charles Davis Funeral Home. Viewing will be from 10:00-11:00 AM. Burial will follow in Red Level Cemetery.


Constance Elling

Constance J Elling, 77, Inverness, FL
Constance June Elling of Inverness, FL went home to be with her Lord and Saviour on August 11,2020 at the age of 77. She was a resident of Palm Garden of Ocala. Constance was born in Mount Clemons, MI on April 5, 1943 to the late Norman and Laura (Deyarmond) Teller. Along with her family, she made Citrus County, FL her home 48 years ago after relocating from Michigan. Constance was a Christian by faith and attended worship services at Covenant Church of God in Floral City. She loved going to the beach. Constance also enjoyed crafting, painting and fishing. Constance traveled extensively throughout her lifetime and had visited Russia, Peru, Bulgaria, the Bahamas, California and Hawaii. She enjoyed taking walks in nature and collected heart shape rocks. Constance also liked spending time with her family. Those left to mourn Constance’s passing include her daughters: Julie Welshans and her husband Rick of Floral City, FL, Diane Newsom and her husband Jim of Jeffersonville, IN; sons: Robert Elling and his wife Tiffany of Myakka City, FL, Scott Elling of Inverness, FL; sisters: Laura Noel, Linda Dew, Karen Andrews, Dottie Mobley; brothers: Norman, Spencer, Albert and Ed Teller; 9 grandchildren: Jessica Michal, Jason Newsom, Megan Gaule, Evan Welshans, Dillan Welshans, Huntyre Elling, Haleigh Elling, Holden Elling and Ashlee Elling; and 1 great grandchild: Ronan Michal. Constance was preceded in death by her brother, Mark Teller. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 3:00 PM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness and will be conducted by Pastor Rick Welshans of Covenant Church of God. Friends are invited to join Constance’s 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, FL.


Richard Entrekin

Richard T Entrekin, 29, Inverness, FL
Richard Tyler Entrekin, April 7, 1991 - October 17, 2020. Ty Entrekin was loved dearly by his friends and family. He was given the natural ability to gather people around him and rally them to a common goal. He was a natural leader. He also had a photographic memory, and used his incredible eyesight as an valuable tool as he pursued a degree at the Savannah College of Art and Design In Graphic Design. He was an avid gym rat, an enthusiastic video gamer, and a pretty fancy cook. His love of fellowship was the driving force in his life. He was most happy when surrounded by friends. Ty loved camping, and camping with his friends was heaven on earth. He left us unexpectedly as he was home with his parents restoring his health and rebooting his life. His passing leaves a huge hole in the hearts of everyone who knew him. Ty is at peace now. He will be laid to rest in Smokey Mountains Memory Gardens, Pigeon Forge, TN. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness, FL and Atchley Funeral Home of Pigeon Forge, TN assisted the family.


Carol Ewell

Carol C Ewell, 77, Inverness, FL
Carol C. Ewell, 77, of Inverness, FL passed away on September 7th, 2020 under the care of Life Care Center of Lecanto, FL. Carol was born to the late Royal and Theresa (Landroche) Langlois on July 16, 1943 in Charlton, MA. Carol was a homemaker and loved her family dearly. She made Citrus County her home eight years ago when she moved here from Maine. Carol enjoyed gardening, going on walks, Bible Studying, singing, listening to music, and dancing Those left to cherish Carol’s memory are her brother, Raoul Langlois and his wife Sally of Inverness, FL, her four children; Fred and his wife Bonnie of Port Saint Lucie, FL, Paul and his wife Melissa of Ocala, FL, Julie of Bangor, Maine; Dan and his wife Cindy of Beverly Hills, FL., seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be hosted by the family of Carol and will take place on Sunday, September 20th, 2020 at 10:30 AM at the Riverside Christian Fellowship of Hernando, FL. A private burial will take place at the Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, FL under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


JoAnn Fishburne

JoAnn Fishburne, 70, Hernando, FL
JoAnn Fishburne of Hernando, FL passed away at Citrus Health and Rehabilitation in Inverness, FL on September 20, 2020 which was also her 70th birthday. JoAnn was born in St. Petersburg, FL on September 20, 1950 to the late Herbert and Anne (Haas) Fishburne. She relocated to Citrus County in 2013 and was a Parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. JoAnn will be remembered as a kind and loving person that loved children, people and dogs. JoAnn is survived by her sister, Linda Pairgin of Hernando, FL; her brother, Gary Thomas Fishburne of Clearwater, FL; and nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is scheduled for Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Father Claudius Mganga of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church officiating. Friends are invited to join JoAnn’s family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Burial will take place at Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Petersburg at a later date. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Linda Gallant

Linda A Gallant, 76, Floral City, FL
Linda Anne Gallant, age 76 of Floral City passed away Saturday, October 3, 2020 at The Village Rehab & Nursing Center in Lady Lake, FL. Linda was born in Attleboro, MA on October 30, 1943 to the late Everett and Esther (Casey) Hart and came to this area in 1981 from Miami, FL. She was a manager for Ferris Groves in Floral City since the late 80’s and a member of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Inverness. She also was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Citrus County Chamber of Commerce. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Jason Gray and his wife Gretchen of Leesburg, FL; 2 grandchildren, Ansley and Andon Gray. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Gallant. The Celebration of Life Service will be on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 2:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with The Rev. Fr. Eugene Reuman, Rector of St Margaret’s Episcopal Church officiating. Burial will follow in Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home from 1:00 PM until the service begins. Memorials in Linda’s name may be sent to: Camp E-Nini-Hassee. Donation link is: https://www.eckerdhelpsgirls.com/support


Martha Gamache

Martha F Gamache, 75, Citrus Springs, FL
On this day, Wednesday, September 9, 2020, Martha F. Gamache passed away into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Martha was born on March 26, 1945 to the late Woodrow Albert and Vera E. Urbano. She is survived by her husband, Donald N. Gamache, Sr. who she married on January 8, 1966. Martha had several jobs during her life, the most notable being several years working at Freddie’s Tavern (owned by her stepfather) as office worker and hostess. The job she enjoyed the most was working at NJDOT as an administrative assistant until her husband was relocated to Anderson, Indiana due to his job in 1995. From there, they moved to Citrus Springs, FL in 2000 when she retired. Later, she worked in the church office for about a year, at the First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon, FL where she became a member in 2004. She also volunteered at the Citrus Springs Library for several years. She volunteered as a poll worker for Citrus County from 2004 until present. She is also survived by a son, Donald N. Gamache, Jr. “Neil” and his wife, Susie and a daughter, Donna Lynn Gamache and her wife, Noreen Wisniowski; seven grandchildren, Cody Gamache, Annemarie Dotson, Ashley and Lori Barr, and Rob, Becky, and Kate Thielemann; and nine great-grandchildren, Ryan, McKenna, Savannah, and Alexander Dotson; Robbie and Mason Thielemann; and Annabelle, Hadley and the soon-to-be Maia Gamache,; her sister, Terri Nelson and her husband, Tom; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Skip and Phyllis Gamache; a loving aunt, Helen Nichols; and nieces, nephews, and many cherished cousins—the one most special to her, Steven J. Rosso. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, September 17th, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL. Friends and family are welcome to call beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Pastor Eddie Fulford of First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon, FL will be officiating the services. Martha’s urn will be laid to rest at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Lung Association or the First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon, FL. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Teresa Garay

Teresa Garay, 78, Hernando, FL
Teresa Garay, age 78, Hernando, FL passed away Sunday, July 26, 2020 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Teresa was the daughter of Rafael and Isiabel Maldonado Correa born in the beautiful island of Manati, Puerto Rico in 1941. Her entire family moved to New York in 1955. She attended the public schools of New York and graduated with a High School diploma. In those early school years, she and her husband, Jose, became sweethearts. Later, they married in 1961 and were blessed to have three beautiful and amazing daughters: Yvonne, Cynthia and Melissa. She came to Citrus County in 2004 from Islandia in Long Island, NY. In the lower Eastside of New York, she worked as a public school crossing guard for many years. Teresa and Jose relocated to Florida in 2004. She enjoyed her days relaxing in her beautiful home, going to the casinos with her friends. But her biggest enjoyment was when her family came to visit and spend time with her. She was a communicant at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 65 years, Jose Garay; 2 daughters, Cynthia Garay-Holley, Islandia, NY and Melissa Garay of Hernando, FL; her brother, Jose; her sister, Rosa; her grandchildren: Evan, Yvonna, Aiden, Baylee and Wilson, and step granddaughter, Nicolle. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Yvonne Garay in 1991. Again, as always, she was friends to many and admired by all that revolved around her life. She was loved by all and will be greatly missed. Friends are invited to a viewing on Wednesday from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 11:00 AM from Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church with Father Erwin Belgica, Celebrant. Additional graveside services and burial will be at the Rosehill Cemetery in Linden, NJ.


Eulalia Garcia

Eulalia D Garcia, 84, Inverness, FL
Eulalia Delfina “Chiqui” Garcia, of Inverness, FL went home to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on October 12, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. She was 84 years young. Chiqui was born to the late Julio and Maria Rodriguez in the town of Cardenas, Cuba on Christmas Eve 1935 and lived a relatively carefree island life in a beach house with her parents, a brother and 3 sisters. Only one sibling survives, Mrs. Elina Garcia from West Palm Beach, FL, mother to Chiqui's nephews, Octavio Garcia, wife Roxy, and Jose Garcia, wife Lourdes and their son, Chiqui's grand-nephew, David. In 1961, to escape Fidel Castro's communist takeover of Cuba, Chiqui, her future husband and a cousin fled in a 16-foot skiff powered by a lawnmower engine. She was unable to tell anyone of their plans, as no one could be trusted to keep secrets at that time. Chiqui selflessly gave up everyone and everything she had loved for 25 years so that her future children could live in the freedom and liberty that the United States offered. She arrived with nothing but the promise of her aunt, who'd sponsored her and soon learned English and found work in Belle Glade, FL. Chiqui made sure her children learned English and home-schooled before it was “a thing”. She participated in all activities while her children, DJ and Carmen, were growing up and was a “second mom” to their schoolmates and friends. Chiqui was rarely idle. In the 1960s she was one of the first to work with “computers”, operating a keypunch system for Royal's Department Store. In 1974, the family moved to Ft. Lauderdale where she was a stay-at-home-mom who could repair almost anything because she was always curious about how things worked. She was also a professional seamstress to several loyal clients. During the 1980s and 90s, Chiqui owned and operated two successful businesses in Marathon, FL; “Brunch and Lunch” sandwich shop followed by “Chiqui's Ice Cream Shop”. She created marvelous flavors of homemade ice cream and her signature Cuban sandwiches (NO salami!). Many friends she made during her time in the Keys were still in close contact to the end. Chiqui decided to become an “artiste” in her early 60s and took oil, watercolor and stained glass classes and became a member of the Art Center of Citrus County in recent years. Her paintings are a lovely reminder of a beautiful person. On her 70th birthday, daughter Carmen treated her to a Segway tour of downtown Sarasota, she had a blast! Carmen was always taking her mom around to “exciting” places and events, most recently a visit to Cocoa Beach in 2019 to view a daytime rocket launch from Cape Canaveral and a ride on a historic train from Mount Dora. In 2006 Chiqui moved to Citrus County to live near her son, DJ, and his wife Mary, who would become her loving and dedicated caretaker in time of recent illness. Chiqui was a devoted grandma to Alecs, David, Rachel and Joseph Garcia. In July of 2016, Chiqui greeted her first great-grandchild, daughter of Alecs and wife Danielle, 4 year-old Miss Anna Bea Garcia, who brought Chiqui endless joy. DJ and Mary gifted Chiqui with her most precious possessions, her grandchildren. They loved her beyond words and also enjoyed taking her to all kinds of “exciting” events and places. Chiqui was truly one-of-a-kind and her heart-felt, Christ-like love for everyone will continue on as an inspiration to her family and friends. It was a blessing of God's grace and mercy to have her as long as we did. Chiqui was an active member of Bethel Baptist Church in Hernando, FL. Everyone there can vouch for her excellent cooking skills. One was never hungry when Chiqui was around. She cheerfully provided delicious dishes to share in our pot-lucks and Sunday meals. Chiqui was a faithful attendant and big part of Bethel Baptist's nursing home ministry, visiting shut-ins at senior facilities in Citrus County every Sunday after morning service. Her faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was unwavering. Chiqui's grieving survivors take comfort in knowing she's in the arms of her Father in Heaven now and forevermore. Chiqui's Funeral Service is scheduled for Friday, October 23, 2020. Beginning at 9:00, friends and family may gather at Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, 3075 S. Florida Ave, Inverness, 34450. Service will begin at 10:30 AM, to be conducted by Pastor Matthew Sandiford of Bethel Baptist Church and Pastor Nile Stine of Harvest Baptist Church. Following the chapel service at noon, a procession will travel to Stage Stand Cemetery, 4571 S. Suncoast Blvd. Homosassa 34446, for an outdoor, graveside service at 1:00 PM . Flowers can be sent by Thursday 10/22 to the funeral home through Waverly Florist, 800-771-0057.


Earlene Gaylord

Earlene L Gaylord, 81, Floral City, FL
Earlene L. Gaylord, 81, of Floral City, FL passed away August 6, 2020 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL. She was born in Shreveport, LA on January 22, 1939 to the late Earl and Minnie (Johnson) Kightlinger. Earlene was a homemaker and arrived in this area in 2004, coming from Bonita Springs, FL. She was a Methodist by faith by enjoyed playing tennis. Earlene volunteered for church functions with First United Methodist Church of Bonita Springs and Floral City. She also served as treasurer for United Methodist Women. Earlene is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Kester Gaylord. Other survivors include her sons Kyle Gaylord of Naples, FL, and William H. Gaylord and his wife Michelle of Ft. Myers, FL.; brothers Ray and Neil Kightlinger; sister Donna Houston; 4 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Sheila Getzoff

Sheila R Getzoff, 71, Floral City, FL
Sheila R. Getzoff, age 71, of Floral City, FL passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family on August 3rd, 2020. She was born to the late Henry W. and Mary (Lennon) Ronayne on August 18th, 1948 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Sheila graduated from the Robert Morris University of Pittsburgh, PA and worked as a Pharmacy Technician for many years. She married her beloved husband, David, on June 30th, 1970 and together, they made Citrus County their home in 2012 when they relocated from Boyertown, PA. She enjoyed attending First Lutheran Church of Inverness, FL where she had many dear friends. Sheila will be remembered for her zest for life—she was always smiling and cheerful, and spreading joy to others around her. She is described as a loving mother who was very devoted to caring for and loving her family. She was a member of the local knitting club, called the “Hookers” where she donated her time, efforts, and knitting talents, to knit sweaters for more unfortunate children. She also loved reading novels, particularly Danielle Steel and other romance novels. Sheila was a very kind hearted woman who will be missed dearly. Those left to cherish Sheila’s memory are her husband, David; her three children, Randal J. (Alicia) Getzoff of Boyertown, PA, David H. (Melissa) Getzoff of Allentown, PA, and Cheryl (Tim) Reynolds of Dubuque, Iowa; one grandchild, Charles T. Getzoff. Sheila also loved and cherished all her families pets; Grand Dogs Marley and Linda Lou, cats Zoey and Cleany and Grand Ferret Watson. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Sheila that will be held on Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 at 11 am at the First Lutheran Church of Inverness, FL with Pastor Beaverson officiating the services. Calling hours will be from 10 am until the hour of service at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Mollie Giglio

Mollie Giglio, 89, Homosassa, FL
Mollie “Yunnie” Giglio, 89, of Homosassa, FL passed away on August 18th, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Mollie was born to the late to Carmen and Molly (Alvino) Cerligione on December 3rd, 1930 in Bloomfield, NJ. She made Citrus County her home three years ago when she relocated from New Jersey. She was a homemaker for the majority of her life and also worked for the city of Bloomfield in New Jersey for the Department of Public Works. Mollie was devoted to her family and enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and friends. She also loved playing cards, Bingo, and Mah Jong. She volunteered her time and efforts and made friends everywhere she went. Mollie is survived by her cherished children, Mary Ann Giglio, Debra Perryman and her husband Lonnie, Paul Giglio, Jr. and his wife Claudine; her grandchildren Lenny Misuraca, Yang Li, Krista Misuraca, Sophia Giglio, Paul Justin Giglio, Francesca Giglio; her sister Phyllis (Bibby) Salvatoriello. She was predeceased in death by her siblings Carmen Cerligione, Jr., Louise Zarro and Connie (Dolly) Del Sordo. She was also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers and gifts, please make donations to HPH Hospice, www.chaptershealth.org/hospice in memory of Mollie. Thank you. Private arrangements have been scheduled for Mollie. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Mary Alice Gingerich

Mary Alice Gingerich, 86, Inverness, FL
Mary Alice Gingerich of Inverness, FL passed away at her home while under the care of Vitas Hospice and surrounded by her loving family on August 12, 2020 at the age of 86. Mary was born to the late Victor and Clara (Fitzgerald) Mullin in Ellisburg, NY on January 4, 1934. She just celebrated 35 years of marriage to her husband Steven on July 6, 2020. Mary and Steven made Inverness their home 5 years ago after relocating from Marilla, NY. She was a Christian by faith and a member of the Encounter Church in Coleman, FL. Mary was a Certified Nursing Assistant for a number of years working at both nursing homes and as a private caregiver. She eventually left healthcare to go to work with her husband in their automotive repair shop in Marilla, NY. Mary loved to cook and entertain for friends and family. Some of her holiday specialties were chocolate pizza, chocolate covered cherries, nuts and caramel corn. She was an excellent baker and also enjoyed making canned goods. She liked gardening and tending to her flowers. However, Mary’s most favorite activity of all was spending time with her family and doting on her precious grandchildren. In addition to her husband Steven, those left to mourn Mary’s passing include her daughters: Mary Jane Burns and her husband John of Hayesville, NC, Marilyn Jean Gleason and her husband Gary of Inverness, FL, Martha Joyce Gleason and her husband George of New Port Richey, FL, Michielle Atherton and her husband Randy Edge of Lady Lake, FL; son, Michael John Atherton and his wife Denise of Lake Panasoffkee, FL; brother, Ivan Mullin and his wife Pearl of Scottsville, NY; sister, Clara Elrod of Lake Panasoffkee, FL; 13 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Mary’s family plan to have a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at a later date. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Roger Girson

Roger Girson, 81, Hernando, FL
Hernando resident Roger Girson, 81, died October 14, 2020 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Roger was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania on October 26, 1938. He attended St. Pete High School. He graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in broadcasting and enjoyed a long career in his chosen field. He loved spending time with family, volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, watching gator football games, and building miniature train sets. Roger was preceded in death by his father, Aaron, and his mother, Ruth. He is survived by his (girlfriend/partner), Patricia Motley, his brother Donald (Penelope) Girson, his daughter, Carolyn Martens, his son, Mark Girson, his granddaughter, Katie Martens, his grandson, Evan Martens, and many cousins, a niece, and a nephew. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, Oct 25, 10:30am to 12:00pm at Chas E. Davis Funeral Home Inverness, FL. Gifts in memory of Mr. Roger Girson may be directed to support the Traill Readership Fund at the Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute to the address below. Please make your checks payable to Johns Hopkins Medicine and include the name of the person honored on the memo line. Johns Hopkins at Keswick Office of Advancement Services Attn: RevMgmt-Heart and Vascular Institute 3910 Keswick Road, Suite N2100 Baltimore, MD 21211 Gifts can also be made online at https://secure.jhu.edu/form/heart


Janet Glenn

Janet A Glenn, 58, Inverness, Citrus County
Janet Adell Glenn, age 58, Inverness, FL passed away at Vitas Hospice on Thursday, August 6, 2020. Janet was born in Miami, FL on January 16, 1962 to Juan and Teresa Acosta and came to Citrus County from Lake Wales, FL. She is survived by her two sons, Bruce Arnold and his wife Sunshine of Inverness, FL and Christopher Carruth of Lake Wales, FL; 1 brother and sister, Gene Acosta and Teresa Rutherford; 3 grandchildren, Bella, Cade, and Kai. Private cremation with care- Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Joan Golway

Joan M Golway, 89, Hernando, FL
Joan Golway, born Joan Darling in the Bronx, NY, residing in Hernando, Fl., passed away on July 31, 2020 at the age of 89 from injuries and complications of a fall. She was loved by so many because of her tireless effort to keep her extended family close, maintained long caring friendships and enjoyed active community involvement serving as past President of the Benevolent, Patriotic Order of Does. Joan had an inspiring positive attitude that was infectious. We will fiercely miss her sunshine. Joan will be remembered and cherished by her 2 sons: Edward Winn and his wife Maureen of Hopatcong, NJ, and Robert Winn and his wife Madeline of Huntington, NY; her step children: Kevin Golway, Walter Golway, Maureen LaTour, Dr. Eileen Golway, Kevin Golway, and Kathleen Kesserling; her sister, Mary Dean, 16 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Winn, Sr., husband, Walter Golway, and brother, Richard Darling. Joan will be laid to rest with her first love and husband, Edward Winn, Sr., at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY at a date TBD in September. We thank everyone for being an important part of her life. Private cremation is under care of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, with Crematory, Inverness.


Shirley Granneman

Shirley L Granneman, 91, Seminole (formerly of Floral City), FL
Shirley Lucille Granneman (Howard) passed away August 4, 2020 at Oak Manor Nursing Home in Largo, Fl. Born in St. Louis, MO, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Howard and Genevieve Calliott. She married the late Richard W Granneman and in 1956 they moved to St. Petersburg Fl to escape the harsh winters and enjoy the beautiful beaches. After church on most Sundays, Pass-a-grille beach was the family destination. Shirley was a stay- at- home wife and mother of 5 children: Candace Coughlin, Stephanie Sands, Denise Armstrong, Matthew W. and Rick A. This kept her very busy but she also enjoyed sewing and making clothes for her children. After Richard retired in 1986, they moved to Floral City, Fl, purchased land and built a new home. Shirley joined an exercise group class and became a volunteer for several organizations and the local hospital. She also enjoyed gardening, growing African Violets and playing Bunko with her lady friends regularly. She is survived by her 5 children, 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Cremation with care: Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory


Doris Grimnes

Doris Grimnes, 95, Inverness, FL
At her home on Lake Tsala Apopka, surrounded by her loving family, Doris Lorraine “DeeDee” Grimnes peacefully left this world for a much better one last week. She loved life, loved her family and friends and loved bringing laughter and joy to this world. Born in Harris, MN in 1925, she attended North Branch High School and Minneapolis Business College. She was employed by the Minnesota Civil Service in St. Paul, MN. She moved to San Francisco, CA., where she met and married her husband, Lt. Col. Steven H. Grimnes. During WW2, she worked in a factory building aircraft carriers as a specialized precision driller, a real “Rosie the Riveter”! She and Steve lived in Japan after WW2, moved back to the States, had three wonderful sons. The family lived in Germany, Norfolk, VA, Nebraska and the Azores before moving from Winter Park, FL to Inverness, FL in 1970, where they chose to retire. DeeDee enjoyed life! She loved playing golf, bridge, the piano, traveling, cooking and entertaining. She loved Big Band music, knew all the dances and had a blast going to hear the great legends play. DeeDee always loved an opportunity to help those in need. She took great delight in preparing and sending Christmas packages to children in orphanages. She especially brought joy and laughter to her family. She had a touch of mischief and a great sense of humor. So many of her stories ended with, “We laughed so hard the tears just streamed down our faces!” Often, at birthdays or holidays, she would set up an extensive “treasure hunt” for those loved ones receiving gifts. The whole family would get involved trying to solve the clues, which were hidden in her hysterical poems. For many years she worked for the United Telephone Co. After retiring, she went to clown college at the University of Wisconsin and became a professional clown. She said she wanted to make the old people laugh and “Gussie” the clown was born! It was her constant desire to bring a smile to the world. At Christmastime, DeeDee worked with the Salvation Army, where she could often be seen ringing the Christmas bell in her clown suit. Her smile was hard to resist, making her quite successful at raising holiday funds for them. DeeDee was passionate about literacy. For many years, she worked with the Learn to Read program in Citrus County and also served as president. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Inverness and also a member of Point O’ Woods Golf and Country Club. Left to cherish her memories, her infectious, hearty laugh, and her incredible stories are her son, Jim Grimnes, Inverness, FL; 2 grandchildren, Rachel Phillips, Juliana Grimnes; her daughter-in-law, Deborah Grimnes, along with many cousins and friends all over the world. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Col. Steven H. Grimnes on Sept 28, 1978; 2 sons: Steven H. Grimnes III, May 9, 2003 and Mike Grimnes earlier this year, A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 2:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. A private interment will follow at Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, FL


Joseph Guswiler, Jr.

Joseph C Guswiler, Jr., 86, Floral City, FL
Joseph C. Guswiler, Jr. of Floral City, FL passed away on August 13th, 2020 at the age of 86 years old. He was born to the late Joseph C. and Ada (Wetterer) Guswiler on September 6th, 1933 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He worked as an Auto Salesman for many years and bravely and honorably served our country as a member of the United States Army. Joseph and his wife, JoAnne, were married in 1979 and together, in 1998 they made Floral City their home after moving from St. Pete, FL. Joseph was catholic by faith and enjoyed attending Our Lady of Fatima Church of Inverness, FL where he was a very active member. Joseph enjoyed fishing, boating, and was very well liked, friendly, and humorous guy. He always had a joke and a laugh to share with those he loved. He also enjoyed playing cards and spending his time outdoors. Along with his parents, Joseph is preceded in death by his step daughters, Leslie Shelton and Sandy Shelton and by his brother, Gerald. Those left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife, JoAnne; his daughters, Laura Loubet of St. Pete, FL, Terri Grimsley of St. Pete, FL, and Jamie Bailey of Fort Mill, SC; his step-daughter, Tracy December; his brother, James of Coon Rapids, MN; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren A Celebration of Life will take place at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, FL on Saturday, August 29th, 2020 at 10:00 am with Father Tim Cummings of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, officiating the services. Friends and family are welcome to gather and fellowship prior to the services beginning at 9:30 am, until the hour of service. Joseph will be laid to rest at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Linda Harris

Linda M Harris, 63, Brooksville, Hernando County
Linda M. Harris, 63, of Brooksville, FL passed away on September 14th, 2020 at her home. Linda was born to Georgio Meccariello and Doris (Thurst) Meccariello on January 29th, 1956 in Hudson, NY. Linda was a Spanish Teacher for many years, and even had the privilege of being able to teach her grandchildren the Spanish language. She moved to Brooksville, FL 10 years ago with her beloved husband of 26 plus years, Glenn, when they relocated from Virginia. Linda loved spending time with her family in her paradise, traveling, and music. She also enjoyed teaching Spanish and was very entrepreneurial by nature. She was the lyricist for her contemporary Christian rock opera titled, “The Dance of the Christ”, which exemplified her faith and love for her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Along with her father, Georgio, Linda is preceded in death by her brother Dale Meccariello. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Glenn; her mother, Doris and her brother Brian; her two children, George (Tiffany) Hamlin of Brooksville, FL and Helen (Jonathan) Langston of Brooksville, FL; and her eight grandchildren, Katelynn, Layla, Natalia, Jonathan Jr., Tamaya, Michael, London, and Austin. Private arrangements have been scheduled for Linda. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. For more details on Linda and Glenn’s journey together, please visit the website https://prayersforlindameccharris.com.


Donna Haskins

Donna A Haskins, 89, Hernando, FL
Donna Anita Haskins, 89, of Hernando, FL, passed away October 16, 2020 at Diamond Ridge Health & Rehab Center in Lecanto, FL. She was born in Memphis, TN on October 2, 1931 to the late Jesse H and Donna (Johnson) Maharrey . She was a dedicated military wife & homemaker moving to Citrus County from Memphis in 1992. She was Protestant by faith and volunteer for Many Veteran Organizations dedicated to assisting needy veterans and was an active associate member of the Arron A Weaver Chapter 778 Military Order of the Purple Heart of Citrus County. Donna enjoyed traveling, reading, playing cards and taking care of her grandchildren. She is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, John (JB) Haskins. Other survivors include sons Gary Meuchel of Coca Beach, FL, Kerry Meuchel of Memphis, TN, daughter LaDonna Meuchel of Nashville, TN; step son Sonny Haskins and his wife Linda of Pensacola, FL; step daughters Theresa Davis of Aravada, CO, and Joan Thead of Tucson, AZ; 13 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Private Cremation with Care arrangements under the care of Chas. E Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted in support of needy veterans by Chapter 776, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Citrus County, FL, PO Box 1345, Lecanto, FL, 34460-1345. wwwcitruspurpleheart.org


Murrice Herb

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


Donna Hoffman

Donna M Hoffman, 55, Inverness, FL
Heaven got a little brighter with the arrival of Donna Marie Hoffman, age 55, of Inverness, passed away October 4, 2020 at Citrus Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness. Donna was born in Staten Island, NY on September 18, 1965. She and her parents moved to Inverness in 1974 from Staten Island. She was a longtime member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Donna left her earthly life of disabilities and health issues for a life of perfection with our Heavenly Father where she is once again whole, and reunited with those who preceded her in death, her parents Martin E. and Rosalind “Friedman” Hoffman, and great nephew Travis Sosnicki. She leaves behind a grieving family who loved her deeply. Her sister Deborah Sosnicki of Inverness, and brother Michael J. Hoffman, Oceanside, New York. Donna’s greatest joy was her family. A kid at heart, she dedicated her life to her family as a loving and doting aunt and great aunt to her nieces and nephews: Jennifer Kirby and her husband Bobby; Alex Sosnicki and his wife Linda; Ashlee Loraine, and Joshua Ford. Grand Nieces and Nephews: Trie, Layla, Jacob, Logan, and Giuliana. Her smile and laughter were infectious and lit up a room to everyone she said hello to. If you knew her, remember her with a smile. For her, life was perfect. A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 11:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Tim Cummings, Fr. Claudius Mganga, and other clergy concelebrating. Burial will follow at a later date in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Friends may visit the family from 9:30 until 10:45 in the small chapel prior to the mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in her memory. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.


Jon Holm

Jon W Holm, 86, Floral City, Citrus County
Jon “Pop Pop” “Buzzy” Walter Holm passed away 9/24/2020, just after sunrise in Floral City, FL.Being as stubborn as he was, he died surrounded in love “in his own way, in his own damn house” after a long battle with lung cancer. He was 86. Jon is survived by his wife Joanne of 33 years; his children Olaf ”Mick”(Amy), Jon, Cindy(Mark), and Robert(Michael); step-children Robert(Nancy), Alan, Lanette(Michael), and Kevin(Renee); grandchildren Bryan Holm, Sarah Jo & Mickey(Nicole) Holm, Timothy Robinson, Katie & Ashley Edmunds, Ian & Gianna(Dusty) Edmunds, Imogen & Braden Edmunds “The Twins”; great-grandchildren Benjamin Swaggerty, Kaden Holm, Ollie, Avory, & Walter Holm, and Soren Edmunds. Jon was born in 1933 to Olaf Trygve and Mary Caroline Holm, and raised in Hartford County, CT, along with his older brother Robert “Bob” Neil Holm. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War and was honorably discharged before relocating to Cuba, where he worked for his father’s import/export business along with his brother. From there, he went on to become a father and travelling optical salesman moving across the U.S. and travelled the globe, making friends anywhere he went. He was so passionate about his craft and the many people he served that he started his own successful business, Zodiac Optical in Tampa, Florida, operating from the 1980s-90s before retiring to Floral City, Florida. Jon devoted his life to his family and helping anyone in need, including many furry friends, and never boasted or bragged about his immense generosity. Being the nurturing soul that he was, Jon knew no stranger, stray, or foe - always thinking of and putting others before himself. He loved to socialize and entertain, work in the yard, travel the world, raise hell, and had a great fondness for the arts and music. And boy could he cut a mean rug on the dance floor! He loved unconditionally and accepted all people just the same. His only sadness in death was that we would miss everyone so much. We will all miss him terribly. A private funeral service for the family will be held at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. In lieu of flowers, please donate to VallartaFoodBank.com Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Bette Iley

Bette L Iley, 91, Inverness, FL
Bette L. Iley of Inverness, FL passed away at Arbor Trail Rehab & Nursing Facility on July 30, 2020 at the age of 91. Bette was born in Lawrence Township, PA to the late Sarah (Lawhead) and Lloyd Morris, SR on September 23, 1928. In 1949 she enlisted in the United States Army and was an Army Nurse in Washington, DC at Walter Reed Hospital. Bette married Reno Iley in 1950 and left Washington DC to move to Florida to raise her growing family. After her children were grown and started their own lives, she moved back to DuBois, PA and became the Director of Nursing for DuBois Nursing Home. Following her retirement in 1998, she returned to Florida. She enjoyed going to the beach and reading. Bette also loved spending time with her family. Those left to mourn Bette’s passing include her daughters: Billie Dall and her husband Kevin of Ormond Beach, FL, Rena’ Wood and her husband Joe of Inverness, FL; 6 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Bette was preceded in death by 1 daughter, 1 brother and 3 sisters. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Jeffrey Jackson

Jeffrey G Jackson, 63, Inverness, FL
Jeffrey George Jackson, Sr. of Inverness, FL passed away at his home while surrounded by his loving family and while under the care of HPH Hospice on September 17, 2020 at the age of 63. Jeffrey was born in Hollywood, FL on September 6, 1957 and was one of two sons of the late Edmond Griffith and Mary Louise (Scull) Jackson. He graduated from Miramar High School in 1975 and went on to earn Associate Degrees in both Nursing and Art. On January 8, 1977 Jeffrey married Catherine (Oehler) with whom he shared 43 years of loving marriage. He and Catherine made Citrus County their home 13 years ago after relocating from Asheville, NC. Jeffrey was an extremely talented artist and especially enjoyed wildlife drawing. He was also an exceptional musician and singer and played both saxophone and dulcimer. In addition to his wife Catherine, those left to mourn Jeffrey’s passing include his son, Jeffrey George Jackson, Jr and his wife Katie of Asheville, NC; daughter, Sara Love and her husband Jarrett of Inverness, FL; brother, Bruce Jackson and his wife Moira of Cooper City, FL; and seven grandchildren: Seth, Serena, Sterling, Scarlett, Isaiah, Isaac and Elijah. A Celebration of Jeffrey’s life is scheduled for Thursday, September 24, 2020 at Calvary Chapel of Inverness at 4:00 PM and will be conducted by Jeffrey Jackson, Jr. and Pastor Kevin Ballard. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Calvary Chapel of Inverness Roof Repair Fund, 960 S. US Highway 41, Inverness, FL 34450. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Fl.


James Jakubowski

James A Jakubowski, 71, Hernando, FL
James Anthony “Captain Jak” Jakubowski, 71, of Hernando, FL passed away peacefully at home on August 15, 2020. James was born to Anthony and Jean (Klinges) Jakubowski on July 11, 1949 in Webster, MA. He made Citrus County his home in 1988 when he relocated from Eliot, Maine. He honorably served our great country as a member of the United States Air Force in Vietnam, and worked as a FireFighter for many years at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. James was a family man who enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. He also enjoyed fishing, all things NASCAR and visiting Disney—he and his wife were pass holders and would go to Disney any chance they could get. James was Catholic by faith. James was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Patricia and his beloved daughter, Lynn. Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Lisa (Ted) Rosenau, his three grandchildren, Maddy, Ellie and Noah; his brothers, John and Michael (Barbara); his sisters, Ruth (Chet) Oleksiak and Jeannie Jakubowski. A Military Service of Honor will take place at Florida National Cemetery of Bushnell, FL on October 19, 2020 at 2:30 PM, where full military honors will be rendered in James’ memory. Friends and family are welcome to gather and fellowship prior to the service at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home at 1:15 PM, where a procession to the cemetery from the funeral home will begin at 1:45 PM. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Caroline Jenkins

Caroline D Jenkins, 80, Inverness, FL
Caroline D. Jenkins, 80 of Inverness, passed away September 7, 2020 at Citrus Health & Rehab in Inverness. Caroline was born one of 10 children, on November, 11, 1939 in Rogersville, TN, to the late Homer and Pauline (Grogg) Meanor. Caroline grew up and worked on the family dairy farm in upstate Pennsylvania. Prior to the birth of 3 children, she and her first husband, Jim Gillooly, owned and operated a school bus service, transporting children into New York State. Caroline relocated to Sedro Wooley, Washington State where she met and married Larry Dean Jenkins, in 1980. She continued her bus driving career using her many years of experience to train new drivers. Carol, as she was known, always had treats for the kids on her bus for every holiday. She always volunteered for extra runs, busing kids to field trips and sporting events. She was especially proud of transporting volunteer firefighters to fight the forest fires in Eastern Washington. In 1994 Caroline suffered a brain aneurysm that left her paralyzed on her right side. Her strong faith, family and a good dose of stubborn perseverance helped pull her through as she learned to walk, talk, dress herself, write, cook all over again. She even got her drivers license back. In 2003 Larry and Caroline retired to Florida where they became active in Fort Cooper Baptist Church in Inverness. Caroline continued her many craft, decorating, entertaining and baking projects. She loved gardening, camping and enjoyed nature. She will be greatly missed for her generous nature, her sense of humor and her ability to hunt down the best bargain in a hundred mile radius. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Cindi Herwig and her husband, David, of Pennsburg, PA; 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Dean Jenkins in 2017, and her son, Lawrence Gillooly. A Celebration of Life Service for Caroline will be conducted on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 10:30 AM, from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, with Rev. Marne Palmani, pastor of the Ft. Cooper Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL.


Clarence Jennette

Clarence Jennette, 77, Hernando, FL
Clarence Baxter Jennette, Jr., 77, of Hernando, FL passed away August 28, 2020 at Select Specialty Hospital in Gainesville, FL. He was born in Washington, NC on December 23, 1942 to the late Clarence B. and Juanita (Peele) Jennette, Sr. Clarence was a tugboat Tankerman, former police officer, and United States Air Force veteran. He arrived in this area in 1984 coming from Virginia Beach, VA. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, tinkering in his tool shed, and tracing his family roots and genealogy. He especially loved his dogs, Toby and Annie. Clarence was well known for his sarcasm, quick wit, humor, and inviting disposition. Clarence is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Denise A. Jennette. Other survivors include his children, Dr. Kyle Jennette of Chicago, IL, Leo Jennette and his wife Heather, and Suzanne Jennette, both of Buxton, NC; brother Wayland Jennette; sister Ruby Good; and 2 grandchildren. Clarence was preceded in death by one brother, Leo Miller Jennette, a United States Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War. Clarence will be interred at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. Private cremation under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Catherine Johnson

Catherine L Johnson, 73, Dunnellon, FL
Catherine L. Johnson, 73, of Dunnellon, FL passed away on August 13th, 2020 under the care of Vitas Hospice in Lecanto, FL. Catherine was born to the late Annamay (Winter) Johnson on April 8th, 1947 in Eustis, FL. She was a true collector and loved to collect many great things—she also worked at the Inverness Flea Market where she sold some of those treasures and antiques from all around. She worked with and helped train “Seeing Eye” Dogs, and helped train 13 different dogs. Catherine moved to Citrus County 60 years ago and made this area of Florida her home for the rest of her life. Catherine was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Johnson, who passed away in August, 9 years ago. Her survivors include her three daughters, Laura Fashauer, Angela Rushton, and Rebecca Farless; her many grandchildren; and her several great-grandchildren. Private arrangements have been scheduled for Catherine. Cremation with Care under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Eleanor Joppie

Eleanor R Joppie, 98, Inverness, FL
Eleanor Ruth Joppie, 98, of Inverness passed away August 4, 2020 at Arbor Trail Rehab & Nursing, in Inverness. Eleanor was born in Grand Rapids, MI on October 27, 1921 to the late Dale E. and Letha H. (Branyan) Powers. She came to Citrus County in 1982 from Lansing, MI, where Eleanor was a dispatcher for the Lansing Police Department. Eleanor was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Inverness and was a very devout person. She and her husband, Maurice, enjoyed playing cards with friends and she enjoyed sewing and knitting. She loved her 2 parrots who would talk to anyone who was around to listen. Left to cherish her memory are her sons: William D. Joppie of Perrinton, MI, and David W. Joppie, of Lansing, MI; 7 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Maurice in 2004 and her daughter, Ardis in 2006. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness on Sunday, August 9th, from 2-4 PM. Eleanor will be entombed with Maurice at the Deepdale Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Lansing, MI. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.


William "Bill" Keenan

William "Bill" E Keenan, 87, Hernando, FL
William “Bill” Edward Keenan of Hernando, FL passed away at his home while under the care of Vitas Hospice on July 29, 2020 at the age of 87. Bill was born to the late Irvin and Anna (Butler) Keenan in Persinger, WV on March 19, 1933. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army. Bill was married to his loving wife Louise for 62 years. She just recently passed away on July 8, 2020. He and Louise made Citrus County their home in 1971 after relocating from Altamonte Springs, FL. Bill worked as a heavy equipment mechanic throughout his life. In his spare time he enjoyed working in his flower garden and especially liked growing tulips in his backyard and tending to the pineapple plants that lined his driveway. He took a lot of pride in his home and garden and loved the blue bottle trees he had in his yard. In addition to his yard work, Bill always enjoyed working on his farm and raising cows. For vacations, he liked going on cruises with his wife Louise. Bill is survived by sons, Edward Keenan of St. Petersburg, FL; William Keenan II of Dunnellon, FL; daughter, LuAnn Peters of Land O’ Lakes, FL; sister, Irene Thomas of Summersville, WV; and several grandchildren. He is also survived by his dear friend and caregiver, Jim Fergerson of Hernando, FL. Bill was preceded in death by his sister, Mildred Kirkland. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home and will be conducted by Father Eugene Reuman of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church. Friends are invited to join the family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Rudolph Kovac

Rudolph M Kovac, 99, Inverness, FL
Rudolph M. Kovac of Inverness, FL passed away at Arbor Trail Nursing and Rehab Facility on August 15, 2020 at the age of 99. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and was a Veteran of World War II. He was a Christian by faith and came to Citrus County, FL in 1986 after relocating from Prescott, AZ. Rudolph is survived by his brother, Robert Kovac and his wife Garnet of Bergen, NY. He was preceded in death by his wife, Leora on March 26, 2014 and his brother, Albert Kovac on May 20, 2020. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is currently pending and will be held at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home. Rudolph will be laid to rest with his wife Leora at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Margaret Lancaster

Margaret M Lancaster, 99, Inverness, FL
Margaret Marie Lancaster, 99, of Inverness, FL passed away at her assisted living residence in Inverness, on August 3rd, 2020. She was born to the late Wright and Ethel (Dearden) Madill on May 21st, 1921 in Toronto, Canada and she grew up in Keego Harbor, Michigan. She married her beloved husband, Norman, on May 1st, 1942 and in 1954, she and her husband moved to Dunedin, FL where they lived for many years. Marie and Norman later moved to Floral City in 1984 and then finally, made one more move to Inverness, FL where she lived the remainder of her life. Marie was a devoted wife and mother, working as a homemaker and serving her family and her children as her children grew up. Marie will be remembered for her love of bowling, boating, traveling, and Bridge. She will also be remembered for all of her volunteer work, which included serving on the Pinellas County Girl Scout Council, serving as President of Clearwater Altrusa Club, and serving at the Citrus Memorial Hospital as their longest volunteer, where she served for 20+ years. Marie is preceded in death by her husband, Norman, who passed away on March 18th, 2005; her two brothers, Donald and James; and her sister, Bernice Maun. Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Gary Lancaster of Tallahassee and Joanne Shinkman of Radcliff, Kentucky; her 3 grandchildren; and her 8 great-grandchildren. She was loved by many and will be missed dearly by all who got the privilege of meeting her. Marie will be laid to rest at the Florida National Cemetery of Bushnell, FL, under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Clesson Lang

Clesson M Lang, 93, Lecanto, FL
Clesson Myron Lang of Lecanto, FL passed away at Brookdale Assisted Living Facility on October 1, 2020 at the age of 93. He was born in Erving, MA on September 9, 1927 to the late John W. and Doris May (Chamberlain) Lang. He attended schools in Erving, MA and Orange High School. Mr. Lang served in the Merchant Marines from 1945 to 1946 and the 15th Air Force from 1951 to 1953. He was an accomplished musician, played fife in the Erving Drum Corp, saxophone at Orange High School and sax-clarinet in local bands. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the National Rifle Association. Mr. Lang also loved cycling, was a member of the League of American Cyclists and the Rails to Trails Conservancy. He was a life member of the B.P.O.E. #1837 Athol-Orange Elks Lodge, originally joining in 1955. He was employed at Langs Pontiac Sales and Service before working for the L.S. Starrett Company for 28 years, retiring in 1992 as Supervisor of the Micrometer Special Order Department. Mr. Lang lived most of his life in the Erving, Orange, Athol areas of Massachusetts until retiring. Following retirement, he moved to Beverly Hills, FL in 1996. Mr. Lang leaves behind his wife of 63 years, June C. (Starkey) Lang and his son, Dennis C. Lang and his wife Kathy of Atlantic Beach, FL. He will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at a later date. There will be no service but donations to the Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org) would be greatly appreciated. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Joseph Lanzendorfer

Joseph H Lanzendorfer, 97, Inverness, FL
Joseph (Joe) Herman Lanzendorfer, age 97 of Inverness, FL passed away August 22, 2020 in Citrus Health & Rehab Center in Inverness. He was born in Punxsutawney, PA on March 28, 1923 to the late Joseph and Rhoda (Stewart) Lanzendorfer. He graduated from Punxsutawney High School in 1941. After graduation, he moved to Philadelphia and worked as a machinist at Sun Ship, Chester, PA. He later moved to Feasterville, PA to raise his family and obtained employment at American Meter, Thiokol Corporation, and Pennwalt Corporation in Warminster, PA. He retired in 1988. In 1961 while living in Feasterville, he became an active member of the Feasterville Fire Station No.1. During his time with the fire company, he served in the capacity of trustee, secretary, president, and assistant fire chief. In earlier years, his home was used as a call center for dispatching the fire equipment. In 2013, the fire company dedicated a fire truck in his honor, and he proudly rode in the 4th of July parades in that truck. He also served one year as the grand marshall of the annual 4th of July parade in Feasterville, PA. At the time of his death, he was the oldest life member of the fire company. Joe was also a Life Member of Fairless Hills Elks Lodge No. 2023 in Morrisville, PA and the First Lutheran Church of Inverness FL. Joe was preceded in death by his wife Mildred in 1982. In 1989, he married Louise “Weezie” Doelling. While being a “snowbird”, he enjoyed attending the Phillies spring training in Clearwater, FL. He was an avid fan of both the Phillies and Eagles. During the winter months, he and “Weezie” enjoyed cruising the Caribbean Islands and other trips with the Share Club. In 2019, he and “Weezie” moved to Florida permanently. Joe is survived by his three children: Cheri (Gerald) Miller, Navato, CA; Patricia (John) Kelly, Bristol, PA; Daniel (Pamela) Lanzendorfer, Furlong, PA; a step-son, Keefe Doelling, Inverness, FL. He had 4 grandchildren: Jeffery, Jennifer, Yvonne, and Jenell; 6 step-grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and 9 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death in 2018 by his sister, Anna Marie Jordan. Funeral services will be conducted from the Kirk & Nice Suburban Chapel in Huntingdon Valley, PA with burial following in Sunset Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Feasterville Fire Company No.1, 20 Irving Place, Feasterville, PA 19053. Local arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL


Simon Leiner

Simon Leiner, 92, Hernando, FL
Simon Leiner, 92, of Hernando, FL passed away on October 2nd, 2020 at his home. Simon was born to the late Jacob and Bessie (Shogan) Leiner on October 15th, 1927 in Bronx, NY and in 1967 he married his beloved wife, Arline. Together, they made Hernando their home for the past 25 years when they moved from Tamarac, FL. Simon owned and operated his own printing business for 45 years and bravely served our great nation as a member of the United States Army. He was Jewish by faith and was a very devoted husband, father, step-father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Simon enjoyed playing the trumpet, fishing, boating, and bowling. Along with his parents, Simon is preceded in death by his brothers and sisters and by his step-son, Garry Seidner. Those left to cherish Simon’s memory are his wife, Arline; his three step-children, David Seidner of Post Falls, Idaho, Gail Brenner (Mark) of Port St. Lucie, FL, and Leigh Seidner of Sunrise, FL; his 12 grandchildren; and his 19 great-grandchildren. Simon was loved by many and will be missed dearly. Arrangements for Simon are private. Simon’s urn will be laid to rest at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Marceline Leonard

Marceline Leonard, 92, Inverness, FL
Marceline Leonard, age 92, Inverness, FL passed away at Vitas Hospice in Lecanto on September 17, 2020. A native of Atlantic City, NJ., she was born October 1, 1927 to the late Joseph and Mary (Prendergast) Greene and came to Citrus County in 1994 from Ft. Myers, FL. She was a dressmaker and housewife and was Lutheran by faith. She is survived by her 2 sons, Scott Leonard of Inverness with whom she lived and Glenn D. Leonard; there are 2 grandchildren. Marceline was preceded in death by her husband Martin Leonard on September 7, 2016 and her daughter, Dawn M. Leonard. Private burial will be in Florida National Cemetery. Cremation With Care. Chas. E. Davis


Gordon Loch

Gordon L Loch, 85, Floral City, FL
Gordon Lamar Loch of Floral City, FL passed away at his home with his loving family by his side on August 30, 2020 at the age of 85. Gordon was born in Pontiac, MI on June 10, 1935 to the late Lewis and Mildred (Clark) Loch. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and was a Veteran of the Korean War. In 1966 he married his wife Shirley (McCarthy) with whom he shared 54 years of loving marriage. In his spare time Gordon enjoyed the great outdoors and liked hunting and fishing. He also liked woodworking, working in his yard and gardening. He was a fun loving man that never met a stranger. Gordon always had a smile on his face and could put a smile on others with his quick wit, jokes and happy personality, In addition to his wife Shirley, those left to mourn Gordon’s passing include his 4 sons: Gary, Rob and his wife Holly, Jeff and his wife Gina and Alan. Gordon also leaves behind 13 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; sisters in law Terry, Kim and husband Bob Gray; brother in law, Timothy and wife Cathy McCarthy. Gordon will be laid to rest with full military honors at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 10:30 AM. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Beatrice Lokey

Beatrice A Lokey, 86, Floral City, FL
Beatrice Arline Lokey, 86, of Floral City, FL passed away October 8, 2020 at her residence in Floral City. Private Cremation with Care arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ralph Luongo

Ralph E Luongo, 86, Gloucester, MA
Ralph Luongo of Gloucester, MA, passed away peacefully on August 19th, 2020 at the age of 86. He was born on June 28th, 1934 to Jenaro and Anne Marie (Driscoll) Luongo and grew up in Lexington, MA. Ralph served in the US Navy during the Korean War and upon returning, attended Wentworth Institute. After graduation, he went on to achieve his Master Plumber License. For over 30 years, Ralph owned and operated a successful plumbing and heating business in both Gloucester, MA and Hillsboro, NH. After retiring from his business, he went on to become the Director of Facilities at the ConVal School District in Peterborough, NH. He also proudly served as a volunteer firefighter for 9 years in Hillsboro, NH. While living in Gloucester, he developed many homes and properties on Cape Ann, including the Cape Ann Motor Inn which he built, owned, and operated for numerous years. For 15 years, he served as the Post 59 Commander at the American Legion in Hillsboro and pioneered the new construction of the current facility in 1996.His goal was to increase awareness and expand services for the benefit of the veteran and local communities. In addition to his contributions to the American Legion, he was actively involved with local Amvets, VFW, Moose Lodge, and Elks organizations. Not only was Ralph a leader, but he was also considered a friend to many. In his free time, Ralph enjoyed travelling, golf, sport fishing and hunting and became an avid Red Sox fan later in life. You could frequently find him in the company of his closest friends, Damon Murray, “Cricket” Hebert, Danny Clow, Carroll Hazen, “Beanie” Broadley, and “Dump” Land getting into mischief wherever they went. He is survived by Jeanne Clarke, his former spouse and mother of his two children; Scott J. Luongo and his wife Lan “Mimi”; and Lisa A. Doucette and her husband James, all of Gloucester, MA. He also leaves stepchildren Michael Mooney of Hillsboro NH, Patrick Stickney of Long Island, NY and Julie Talbott of Navarre, Florida and his son-in-law, Ray Brunelle of Enfield, CT. He was predeceased by his second wife, Mary Stickney and her children, James Mooney, Rosemarie Brunelle, and son-in-law, Jamie Talbott. He also leaves many nieces, nephews, and grandchildren, in addition to countless friends. He will be missed by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to one of the many Veteran organizations which Ralph was involved with. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


William McCabe

William J McCabe, 78, Inverness, FL
William James McCabe, 78 of Inverness, passed away July 31, 2020 at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Hudson. William was born April 17, 1942 in Albany, NY, to the late Burton and Edith (Stephens) McCabe. He was a US Army veteran and an iron worker in the construction industry. Left to cherish his memory are his children: Sean McCabe of Albany, NY, Cynthia McCabe of Safety Harbor, FL, Tami McCabe of Saratoga Springs, NY and Shannon McCabe of Albany , NY. He is also survived by his brother, Ted Simons of Nashville, TN and his sisters Barbara Jancek of Inverness, FL and Janice Vester of Tennessee; 2 grandchildren and his dog, “Kellie”. Following cremation, William’s urn will be laid to rest at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. Cremation with care. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Robert McCollam

Robert G McCollam, 73, Inverness, FL
Robert G. McCollam of Inverness, FL passed away with his loving family by his side at Citrus Memorial Hospital on October 11, 2020 at the age of 73. Robert was born in Queens, NY on April 29, 1947 to the late James and Jeanette (Helm) McCollam. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army. On March 30, 1974 he married Claudia (Sawicki) with whom he shared 46 years of loving marriage. Robert and Claudia made Citrus County their home in 1975 after relocating from Whitestone, NY. He and his family owned and operated KC Garage Doors and Openers in Inverness for over 35 years. Robert owned his own airplane that he kept at the Inverness airport. He absolutely loved flying. When he wasn’t flying his plane, he enjoyed doing yard work and tinkering in his garage. Robert also enjoyed traveling with his wife for a number of years. Some of their destinations included Ireland, Spain, Portugal, many of the Caribbean islands, New England and Alaska. In addition to his loving wife Claudia, those left to mourn Robert’s passing include his daughter, Kristy Kapiton and her husband George of Inverness, FL; his son, Robert DeRosa of Denver, CO; sister, Nancy Droge of Whitestone, NY; and grandchildren: Logan, Bobby and Reilly. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Carolyn McDonald

Carolyn A McDonald, 84, Floral City, FL
Carolyn Ann McDonald, 84, of Floral City, passed away September 3, 2020 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Carolyn was born in Evansville, IN on February 27, 1936, to the late Wilfred and Phronia (Higdon) Overfield. She was a member of the New Testament Baptist Church in Floral City. Carolyn enjoyed working and had many jobs, including being a vet tech, bank teller. She owned and operated her own school bus for 25 years. She also enjoyed doing yard work, decorating. fishing, and traveling. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 30 years, Jerry McDonald; her son, Jeffrey Steinhauer; a daughter, Cathy Coomes and husband Ted, Evansville, IN; her grandchildren: Meagan Coomes, James Schroeder, Jonathan Schroeder and Jordan Whitledge; great grandchildren: Paige Schroeder, Lillie Schroeder, and Morgan Schroeder. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Cheryl Snyder, a brother, Thomas Overfield, sister, Sandra; and grandson, Zachery Coomes. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM. There will be a prayer service at 5:30 conducted by Pastor Ledford Hodges. Additional services from Browning Funeral Home in Evansville on Saturday at 11:00 A.M. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.


Dolores McFayden

Dolores V McFayden, 96, Hernando, FL
Dolores Victorine “Rene” McFayden, 96 of Hernando, FL, passed away at home on July 28, 2020 under the care of her family and Vitas Hospice. Rene was born on January 18, 1924 in Moneague - St. Ann, Jamaica, to the late Victor Webster and Christine (Flash) Waddington. She was a faithful member of the Hernando United Methodist Church. She was a woman of worth whose children rose up and called her blessed. Her beautiful smile and sweet disposition drew everyone that she met. Hers was a loving, giving, generous heart towards all. Always missed, forever remembered. Left to cherish her memory are her children: Anthony McFayden and Joan Blair-Henry, both of Hernando, FL, Robert McFayden and wife, Debra of Orlando, Beverly McFayden-Francis and husband, Stephen of Herndon, VA, and Suzanne McFayden of Austin, TX; 11 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren. Rene was preceded in death by her husband Vincent McFayden in 2005 and her brother, Headley G. Waddington of London, England in 2019. A celebration of Rene’s life will be held at a later date at the Hernando United Methodist Church. Her urn will be interred at the Hernando United Methodist Memorial Garden. Cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Marie McQueen

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


Col. John Mitchell, Jr

Col. John Mitchell, Jr, 74, Inverness, FL
Colonel (Retired) John William (Pat) Mitchell, Jr. passed away after a fierce but brief fight with COVID-19 on Saturday, August 22, 2020, in Inverness, Florida. A military brat from birth, Pat lived all over God’s green earth—from Fort Dix, New Jersey, where he was born on September 29, 1945, to Misawa, Japan, where he earned the rank of Eagle Scout and graduated high school in 1963. He was raised by his mother, Ilileen (Irish) Montgomery and stepfather John (Monty) Montgomery, along with his grandparents, Ora and Onetta McCormick (both deceased) and his father, John Mitchell, Sr. (deceased). Pat leaves behind his bride of 51 years, his “Ruthie,” Ruth Ann (Dion) Mitchell. Together they raised four children: Monty (Tonna) Mitchell, Dionna (Tom) Ford, Shawna (Mike Plant) Mitchell, and Tamara (Daniel McDonald) Mitchell—all “outstanding,” as Pat said many times himself. Pat was excited to discover a bonus daughter, Beth (Mike) Bostrom, late in life. He delighted in his grandchildren, Tyler, Mackenzie, Kieran, Ailia, Rhonin, Toryn, Ryann, and Logan, who will remember dancing, fishing, and riding in the golf cart with their Grandpa/Papaw. He is also survived by two sisters, Lonnie Hester and Bobi (Jim) Norris, and a host of great-grandchildren, nephews, and nieces. Pat was preceded in death by his brother, Mike Montgomery. Pat loved each member of his family with a passion, but PTSD sometimes robbed him of the means to clearly express it. We knew, though, especially as the years softened that gruff exterior. With every silly dance, every team coached, every holiday dinner and prayer, and every time he bragged on us until we rolled our eyes in mock embarrassment, we felt his love and pride. Pat proudly served our country for 30 years. He joined the United States Army in 1964. He spent time as an enlisted man in Missouri, Oklahoma, and Germany, and graduated Officer Candidate School in Fort Sill, Oklahoma in 1965. Pat then served three tours in Vietnam: in Battery B, 6th Battalion, 29th Field Artillery, 4th Infantry Division (1965–1966); in Battery C, 2nd Battalion, 33rd Field Artillery, 4th Division (1966–1967); and 1st Infantry Division (the Big Red One) (1968–1969). He spent three years as Advisor to the Royal Thai Field Artillery in Thailand from 1971–1974, then returned home to serve as an ROTC Instructor at Kansas State University. He left the Army and earned a criminal justice degree from Park University in Missouri. He spent the final 18 years of his military career as a full-time technician with the Kansas Army National Guard, retiring in 1994. Pat’s dedication and bravery shone bright throughout his service. He earned a variety of medals and honors, including the Army Distinguished Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal with Valor (second oak leaf clusters), Meritorious Service Medal (third oak leaf clusters), Air Medal with Valor (fourth oak leaf clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal, and many others. He was inducted into the Fort Sill Artillery OCS Hall of Fame and the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara. More important than his formal decorations, Pat was respected and beloved both by those he served under and those he commanded. He was known for meticulous involvement in every detail of his command, his knowledge and diligence, and his fun-loving personality. Pat remained committed to his fellow service members after retirement—serving in the American Legion Capitol Post 1 and VFW Post 4337, participating in Vietnam veteran (Spotswood Dewitt Chapter) reunions, and fundraising for the Fort Sill Artillery OCS Heritage Center and Honor Flight of West Central Florida. Moreover, he touched hundreds of lives as a coach with his daughters’ summer softball teams, as well as in the Shawnee Heights school district as assistant coach for the girls’ high school softball team, substitute teacher, and school bus driver. Pat spent the last six years living his best life with his bride and his cherished service dog, Laddie, at his side in Inverness, Florida. He spent much of that time at the Inverness Golf and Country Club, golfing and joking with his friends, the “Nooners.” In between rounds, he, Ruthie, and Laddie traveled the United States, visiting family, attending reunions, and enjoying the country for which he had given so much of himself. One of his special joys was touring Civil War battlefields, and he faithfully took Ruthie to Decorah each year to see her eagles. A family-only memorial service with military honors is planned for September 1, 2020, at Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, after which he will rest in Arlington Cemetery, Washington D.C. The service will be live-streamed on Facebook at 11:00a.m. EST, at https://www.facebook.com/ChasDavisFuneralHome. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Col. Pat Mitchell’s name to the Artillery OCS Heritage Center, http://www.artilleryocsalumni.com/support.html, or to Honor Flight of West Central Florida, P.O. Box 1046, Inverness, FL 34451.


Avery Monesson

Avery Z Monesson, 81, Inverness, FL
Avery Zachary Monesson of Inverness, FL passed away at Arbor Trail Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility in Inverness on September 6, 2020 at the age of 81. Avery was born in Plainfield, NJ to the late Louis and Marian (Selbin) Monesson. He made Citrus County his home 25 years ago after relocating from Sebring, FL. Avery was a spiritual man and enjoyed studying the Bible. He was an extremely talented gardener and worked as a Nurseryman, owning nurseries throughout the state of Florida. Avery grew organic fruit and vegetables and enjoyed freeze drying some and sharing them with his family. He will be remembered as the most kind, gentle and caring soul. Avery genuinely cared for others and always went out of his way to insure that he never offended or hurt anyone’s feelings. He is survived by his loving niece, Marian Kallman-Townsend. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Arthur Nersasian

Arthur Nersasian, 96, Wilmington (formerly of Inverness, FL), DE
Arthur Nersasian, age 96, of Wilmington, Delaware went home to be with his Lord and Savior on September 10, 2020. Born in Salem, Massachusetts to the late Nelson and Mary (Ogasian) Nersasian, he grew up in New England and learned the value of hard work, strength of family, and devotion to God. Arthur enlisted in the chemical warfare unit of the U.S. Army in World War II. He served as a radio repair technician in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. After the war, Arthur married the love of his life Grace Russell on December 21, 1946. Arthur completed his undergraduate degree at MIT and was a cofounder of Intervarsity Christian Fellowship which was the very first religious group ever allowed on its prestigious campus. He went on to earn his PhD in Organic Chemistry at the University of Michigan He moved to Delaware in 1954 where he began a successful career with the DuPont Company, working at Chambers Works, the Experimental Station, and Chestnut Run. He was a member of the American Chemical Society for over 50 years and a member of Alpha Chi Sigma (honorary A.C.S) and a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers. He was proud to hold many patents through the DuPont Company. His research resulted in the adoption of DuPont’s “Vamac” by General Motors as the first lifetime seal of wheel bearings which eliminated the need for lubrication. He lectured to automotive companies in Europe, South America, Japan, and the USA. After 34 years, Arthur retired from DuPont with the title of “Senior Automotive Consultant” representing Viton R fluorohydrocarbon Elastomers. Arthur was very active with family, church, and civic activities. He was ordained an elder in Faith Presbyterian Church (Wilmington, DE) which established Covenant Seminary, later located in St. Louis, MO. He served for 3 years as chairman of the board of directors at Wilmington Christian School when it was located at the Chamber’s estate on Lore Avenue. He also volunteered at Brandywine Creek State Park. After retiring from Dupont, he and his wife, Grace, moved to Florida in 1987 and formed many new friendships. They were active at Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church in Lecanto, FL and cohosted a Bible study group in their home. He faithfully led Bible studies and taught Sunday school for over 60 years. Arthur and Grace cofounded the “Friends of Fort Cooper” a citizen support organization of volunteers where Arthur served actively from 1987 until he returned to Wilmington in 2019. Arthur’s greatest joy was time spent with his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Over 60 summers of family vacations were enjoyed at Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. Arthur enjoyed fishing and spending time outdoors. This devout man of faith leaves a legacy of love, service, and excellence to the family and friends who will miss him dearly. Arthur is survived by his children: Arthur R. Nersasian (Debra), Deborah N. Whitlock (Keith), and Rick Nersasian; his brother, Robert Nersasian; his grandchildren: Amanda (Greg) Sheets, Keleigh (John) Fimmano, Mark Nersasian, Rick Whitlock, and Amy (Sean) Lamb; great grandchildren: Gavin, Zoe, Tacy, Faith, and Joy; nieces, nephews and friends. Arthur was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Grace Harriett Russell Nersasian; and siblings: Anne, Aram “Sparky”, and Rose. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Arthur’s life on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 3 PM at the Strano & Feeley Family Funeral Home, 635 Churchmans Rd., Newark, DE 19702. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to either Sunday Breakfast Mission (www.sundaybreakfastmission.org) or Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church Memorial fund (www.sevenrivers.org). Arthur will be laid to rest alongside his wife at the Florida National Veterans Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.


Lorraine Noegel

Lorraine M Noegel, 91, Inverness, FL
Lorraine Mae Noegel of Inverness, FL passed away while under the care of her loving family and Vitas Hospice in Lecanto on October 1, 2020 at the age of 91. Lorraine was born in Walnut Bottom, PA on October 21, 1928 to the late Wilbur and Velva (Gipe) Thrush. She was married to her husband Wallace Noegel for 60 years until his passing on November 4, 2013. Lorraine and Wallace made Citrus County their home in 1977 after relocating from Tampa, FL and worked as a beautician for many years Lorraine became a member of the Fort Cooper Baptist Church in 1978 and worked as the church secretary for a time. She was a hat collector and wore a hat every day. She loved to read, garden, and was a member of the Tampa Garden Club. Lorraine enjoyed going to the beach and collecting shells, as well as sewing and crocheting. She was a talented floral designer and enjoyed painting. All in all she was a very creative lady. Left to cherish her memory are her sons: Glenn Noegel and his wife Sandra of Hernando, Reece Noegel and his wife Holly of Citrus Springs; her brother Wilbur J. Thrush and his wife Grace of Floral City; and 3 grandchildren: David, Kurt and Kassi. In addition to her husband, Wallace, she is preceded in death by her nephew Daniel Thrush and her daughter, Dana Welton A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Lorraine will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 11:00 AM from the Ft. Cooper Baptist Church in Inverness, with Pastor Marne Palmani, officiating. Lorraine’s urn will be laid to rest with Wallace at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell at a later date. Cremation with care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Ft. Cooper Baptist Church.


Richard O'Connor

Richard J O'Connor, 78, Hernando, FL
Richard Joseph O’Connor, 78, of Hernando, FL passed away on October 6th, 2020 at Legacy House in Ocala, FL. He was born to the late Joseph O’Connor, Sr., and Doris (Iceton) O’Connor, on July 24th, 1942, in Boston, Massachusetts, and was later adopted by his late stepmother, Catherine (Bresnahan) O’Connor. His early years were spent living in Stoughton, Massachusetts and visiting his Grandfather O’Connor’s garden home in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Richard, as a child, developed a love of horses through his family’s involvement in both Western Rodeo performance and Thoroughbred horse training. Caring for and raising horses was also a big part of his family farm in Plympton, Massachusetts. Richard married his beloved wife, Lee (Brillant) O’Connor on December 30th, 1962 in Sharon, Massachusetts. Throughout their 58 years together, Richard and Lee raised two children, Colette O’Connor of Halifax, Massachusetts, and Tracey (O’Connor) O’Grady of Matunuck, Rhode Island. He always found time to play catch, explore nature, and include his daughters in projects that taught them life-skills. Richard and Lee moved to Florida in 1992 from Plympton, Massachusetts. Family was the foundation of his life. He loved to garden and be out in nature. He worked as a skilled Electronics Technician for much of his life and was owner/operator of his own appliance business in the New England area for many years. For several years he taught HVAC at the Bay State School of Appliances in Canton, Massachusetts. There was no need to call a repair man when he was in the house. Richard will be remembered for his snappy dressing, watchful eye, and hands-off approach to initiating shenanigans. A true entertainer, Richard loved to sing and host karaoke as “Just Cuz” with his all-around best friend and “partner in crime” Gary Harris. Richard enjoyed adventuring, locally and internationally, with family. He would dance, snorkel, explore, and SCUBA. Among his favorite things were Minnie-Mouse, Disney trips, giving “head-hugs,” playing guitar, sharing music, camping, spending time with Lola, the family pet, and dancing with Lee wherever possible. He was a member of the VFW, Moose Lodge, and participated in the Eagles alongside his wife, and bravely served our Nation as a Fire Control Technician in the United States Navy. Along with his parents and stepmother, Richard is preceded in death by his brother, Joseph “Bucky” O’Connor. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Lee; his daughter, Colette O’Connor; daughter Tracey (O’Connor) O’Grady and her husband James O’Grady; his sister, Theresa Firster of Tucker, Georgia; his brother, Kevin O’Connor and Iris Lawrence of Poland Springs, Maine; his sister-in-law Carole (Halpin) O’Connor (wife of Bucky) of Taunton, Massachusetts, and his six cherished grandchildren, James, Ryan, Leigha, Briana, Dylan and Colin. Richard was loved by his many nieces and nephews and will be dearly missed. A Celebration of Life is being held on Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 from 10 AM to 12 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Friends and family are welcome to gather in Richard’s memory during that time and share stories, memories, and fellowship with his loved ones. Inverness VFW Honor Guard Post 4337 will be rendering honors at the funeral home at 12:00 PM in honor of Richard’s military service. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Antoinette Ohnefloss

Antoinette Ohnefloss, 76, Floral City, FL
Antoinette Ohnefloss of Floral City, FL passed away at her home on September 16, 2020 at the age of 76. Antoinette was born in Covington, KY on August 12, 1944 to the late Howard and Thelma (Huesman) Luck. Prior to retirement she was employed as a Policy Specialist for Ohio National Financial Services for 20 years. Antoinette made Citrus County her home in 2001 after relocating from Crestview Hills, KY. She was Catholic by faith and had attended worship services at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Antoinette enjoyed traveling and loved animals. She also enjoyed cooking, Those left to mourn Antoinette’s passing include her husband of 47 years, Benjamin Ohnefloss; her son, David Ohnefloss; brother, Daniel; sisters: Kathy, Nancy and Judith; grandchildren: Drew and Sheridan; and three great grandchildren. Antoinette was preceded in death by her brother, Thomas. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Harriet Oleson

Harriet J Oleson, 93, Inverness, FL
Harriet Joyce Oleson, age 93, passed away on August 18, 2020 at Avante Care Center in Inverness, Florida. Joyce was born on January 20, 1927 in rural South Dakota. The family farmhouse did not have indoor plumbing, nor electricity, and was heated by a wood burning range. In the winter they would cut chunks of ice from the creek and store them in a cave that stayed cool in summer. Joyce was the youngest of six children. During the Great Depression 8-year-old Joyce caught gophers with a friend and earned 2 cents per tail, big money! She graduated from Faulkton High School in 1945 and worked at the RCA Defense plant in Lancaster, Pennsylvania during the summer of 1944. Riding the train and helping the war effort was thrilling, but this "Rosie the Riveter" was destined to become a teacher. Joyce met the love of her life, Gale Oleson, at a dance in Cresbard, South Dakota when she was a teenager. They married December 26, 1947 in Elk Point, South Dakota. Joyce was teaching fourth grade there at the time. She taught 9 students at a country school prior to graduating from Northern State Teacher's College. Joyce was a natural teacher as her grandmother, mother, and three sisters were teachers. Her daughters became educators as well. Joyce taught fifth and sixth graders for many years in Elkhorn, Nebraska. Joyce received the Former Educator of the Year award in 2001 from Elkhorn Public Schools. This was an honor she proudly accepted. She loved seeing old colleges at the ceremony as she retired in 1988. Joyce loved reading aloud to her children on family vacations. She never stopped teaching and frequently read trip books aloud- information about the Civil war or national parks. "Historical" information was a favorite, and she liked to call it "hysterical". She loved taking her grandchildren to museums and educational and historical sites as well. Joyce and Gale moved to Omaha, Nebraska in 1954 and raised four daughters there. She spent the last years of her life in Inverness, Florida, having moved from Omaha, Nebraska in 2003. Joyce is predeceased by her daughters Meg and Dot Oleson. She is survived by her daughter Joy Livingston (George) of Floral City, Florida, and her daughter Beth Bross (Brian) of Omaha, Nebraska, three grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.


Dorothy Overgard

Dorothy B Overgard, 87, Hernando, FL
Dorothy B.Overgard, 87, of Hernando, FL passed away on September 5th, 2020 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL. Dorothy was born to the late Cosimo and Frances (Bodenschatz) Baldosoro on May 30, 1933 in Staten Island, NY. Dorothy worked for New York City Telephone for 10 years, then as a Secretary in the New Jersey school system before moving to Florida. She made Citrus County her home in 1991 after moving from Flemington, NJ. Dorothy enjoyed crocheting, knitting, cooking, and all types of hospitality. She loved having company over to host and especially treasured spending time with her family. Dorothy was also a gardener and a painter who enjoyed spending some of her free time going to yard sales. Along with her parents, Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband of 67 loving years, Herbert Overgard, who passed away in February of this year; her son, Drew Overgard, who also passed away in February of this year; and her grandchild, Brian Overgard. Those left to cherish her memory are her two daughters, Darlyn Sesock (Paul) of Paducah, Kentucky and Wendy Staub (John) of North Port, FL; her daughter-in-law, Rhoda Overgard of Tuckerton, NJ, her sister, Gloria Keshecki of North Port, FL; and her 10 grandchildren, Mick Overgard (Megan), Melanie Sliker (Skip),Jason Sesock, Christopher Sesock, Kimberly Sesock, Brittany Staub, Jennifer Staub, Erica Staub, Steven Staub, and Kylie Staub, as well as many nieces and nephews. Dorothy was loved by many and will be missed dearly by all who had the privilege of meeting her. A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, September 16th. 2020 at 11:30 AM at Calvary Church, located at 2728 Harley St. in Inverness, FL with Pastor Ottis Barnett officiating the service. A visitation will be held at 10:30 AM until the hour of service at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL


Billy Owens

Billy W Owens, 79, Hernando, FL
Billy W. Owens of Hernando, FL peacefully passed away at Vitas Hospice in Lecanto, FL on August 13, 2020 at the age of 79. Bill was born in Paris, Kentucky on January 30, 1941 to the late William and Lucille (Cinnamon) Owens. He proudly served his country as a member of the U. S. Army. Bill was an English teacher at Citrus High School in Inverness, FL for over 30 years. He was an avid golfer and poker player, a world traveler, loved to read, do crossword puzzles and draw, hosted many Gourmette outings with his friends, and was a member of both the CHS Hong Kong Club and CHS Old Goats. Bill is survived by his son, William Christian Owens of California; his brother, Lonnie Owens of Florida; his former wife and friend, Caroline Morrison of Kentucky; and many dear friends and former students. There will not be a service. Cremation care is by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness, FL. Bill’s ashes will be returned to Paris, KY by his family.


James Parrish

James M Parrish, 67, Dover, FL
James McCoy Parrish of Dover, FL passed away at his home on September 9, 2020 at the age of 67. James was born in Plant City, FL on January 14th, 1953 and was a lifelong resident of the Dover, FL area. He was a Christian by faith and enjoyed the outdoors and riding dirt bikes. James’ passing will be mourned by his daughter, Lindsey Haller and her husband Bart of Inverness, FL; brother, Bruce Parrish and his wife Patsy of Oxford, FL; grandchildren: Morgan Arthur, Aiden Haller, Madilynn Haller; and great grandchildren: Cali and Corrine Arthur. James was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Cremation with care. Chas E. Davis


Lois Pearson

Lois A Pearson, 87, Citrus Hills, FL
Lois A. Pearson, 87, long time resident of Citrus Hills, FL passed away August 6, 2020 at Canterfield of Ocala. She was born in Providence, RI on September 14, 1932 to the late Lester E. and Alice E. (Davies) Grinnell and attended the University of Rhode Island. Lois was a Registered Nurse and arrived in this area in 1991, coming from Rhode Island. She attended 7 Rivers Presbyterian Church, and held memberships with the Citrus Hills Golf Club, the Rhode Island School Nurse Teachers Association, and the Charleston-Richmond Visiting Nurses Association. Mourning her loss is her loving husband of 66 years, Robert Pearson; her daughters Karen M. Pearson of Wells, ME, Cheryl A. Matthews of Vernon, VT, Robin L. Rizzo of Pound Ridge, NY, and Linda C. Tanner of Oak Harbor, WA; 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Thomas Pelletier

Thomas Pelletier, 66, Inverness, FL
Thomas Pelletier of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on September 10, 2020 at the age of 66. Thomas was born in Minneapolis, MN on October 1, 1953 to Ruth (Hawthorn) Pelletier and the late John Pelletier. In December of 2001 he married his wife, Luanne Pelletier. Thomas and Luanne made Citrus County their home in 2006 after relocating from Minnesota. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing and hunting. In addition to his wife Luanne, Thomas is survived by his mother, Ruth Pelletier; daughters: Michelle and Amy; brother, Craig; sister, Laurie; nine grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Richard Pickett

Richard G Pickett, 80, Inverness, FL
Richard G. Pickett, Sr. of Inverness, FL passed away on August 25th, 2020 at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL at the age of 80 years. He was born on December 30th, 1939 to the late Charles and Margaret (Krier) Pickett in Miller Heights, PA. He worked as a truck driver for many years. Richard moved to the Citrus County area in 2011 when he relocated form Bethlehem, PA. Richard is survived by his loving partner of 37 years, Natalie; his two sons, Robin Pickett of Naples, FL and Richard Pickett, Jr. of Wilkesbarre, PA; his two daughters, Alice Davies of Bethlehem, PA and Roxanne Ouellette of Walnutport, PA; his sister, Shirley Bailey of Whitehall, PA; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private arrangements have been scheduled for Richard. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Anne Pitts

Anne C Pitts, 84, Inverness, FL
Anne Christina Pitts of Inverness, FL passed away at her home while under the care of her family and Vitas Hospice on September 21, 2020 at the age of 84. Anne was born in Queens, NY on February 27, 1936 to the late Joseph and Rose (Autorino) Oddi. She was married to her loving husband Michael Ernest Pitts for 55 years until his passing on December 15, 2017. Anne and Michael made Citrus County their home in 1974 after relocating from New York. She was Catholic by faith and a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. In her youth, Anne studied dance and was an extremely graceful and gifted ballerina. She was a dance instructor for a number of years and had auditioned for the Radio City Rockettes. Anne would also entertain at various functions including weddings. She will be remembered as an incredible lady that had a great empathy for others and was extremely kind. She loved her family and was absolutely thrilled to be a grandmother and a great grandmother. Anne was the embodiment of the virtue and values that were instilled in her by her parents. Those left to mourn Anne’s passing include her sons: Steven and Michael Pitts, both of Inverness, Gary Pitts of Oregon City, OR; daughter, Michele Peterson and her husband Jim of Parker, CO; brother, Joseph A. Oddi and his wife Anne of Wantagh, NY; grandchildren: Tiffany Hiebert, Dominic Pitts and great granddaughter, Anna Michele Hiebert. The Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 11:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Father Tim Cummings and Father Claudius Mganga, Celebrants. Friends are invited to join the family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness. The procession to the church will depart at 10:45 AM. Following the Mass, Anne will be laid to rest with her husband at Fero Memorial Gardens in Beverly Hills. After the service, the family will have a reception at the family home where they will break bread and share memories. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


William Reis

William E Reis, 65, Hernando, FL
William E. Reis, 65, of Hernando, FL passed away on July 26th, 2020 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL. He was born to the late Ralph E. and Margorie (Plenick) Reis in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania on August 28th, 1954. William worked as an Automotive Mechanic for many years. William enjoyed fishing and bowling. Those left to cherish William’s memory are his four siblings, Robert, Ralph, Karen Blank, and Kathy Reis. Private cremation arrangements have been scheduled for William, under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL. His urn will be laid to rest at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL.


Barbara Richie

Barbara J Richie, 84, Crystal River, FL
Barbara Joan Richie, 84 of Inverness, passed away September 16, 2020 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Barbara was born in Englewood, NJ, on August 29, 1936, to the late William J. and Florence (Ebbighausen) Byrnes. She came to Citrus County in 1972 from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She was a telephone service representative for both Bell South and United Telephone Companies with a combined 35 years of service before retirement. Left to cherish her memory are her children: Mike (Kim) Richie, Hernando, FL; David (Melanie) Richie, Apollo Beach, FL; Tim (Joanna) Richie, Ocala, FL; Terri (Kirsten) Richie, Crystal River, FL. 1 brother, Jim Byrnes; a special cousin/sister, Gail Hayes; 7 grandchildren: Chad, Brian, Rae, Kristen, Chase, Logan, and Reece; 2 great grandchildren: Cash and Austyn. Her adopted dachshund T.K. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Richard on Feb. 25, 2006 and her brother, William Brynes. Barbara was an avid bowler. She bowled in a woman’s league, at Sportsman’s bowl, Inverness for decades. After retirement she enjoyed golf too. “Barb” loved a good book, enjoyed crochet, and loved her “one-arm bandits” the slot machines. A generous lady with a tremendous heart, spent lots of time volunteering and helping others. She had the opportunity to travel extensively while Dick was alive in their RV, as well as, numerous trips she took with family and friends. She also enjoyed her monthly luncheons with her fellow retirees from the phone company. Her thoughts; I had a full life, blessed with a wonderful family and the very best friends. We believe she crossed all items of “the bucket list” and was ready to join all that preceded her. The Celebration of Life Service will be conducted on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness with Rev. Tom Beaverson, pastor of the First Lutheran Church of Inverness officiating. Her urn will be placed in Florida National Cemetery beside her husband at a later date. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4-6 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Barbara’s memory may be directed to: Room for One more pet rescue; 751 S Smith Avenue Inverness FL 34451 or Vitas Hospice of Citrus County; 3350 W. Audubon Park Path, Lecanto, FL 34461


Gloria Rosen

Gloria Rosen, 92, Inverness, FL
Gloria Rosen, a young lady of age 92, died peacefully at her home on September 13, 2020 under the care of Vitas Healthcare of Citrus County and her son. Gloria was born in sunny Brooklyn, NY in 1927. There she lived with her parents Benjamin and Esther Samuels and her brother Melville until moving to Hoboken, NJ. Gloria graduated from A.J. Demarest High School in Hoboken in 1944 at the age of 16. Her pursuit of further education was cut short by her father’s ill health and she entered the working world to help support her family. Gloria worked her way up in different secretarial/administrative positions as her experience increased. Early in her career she worked as a medical office receptionist where she was required to do double duty drawing patients’ blood. Later she worked as a secretary for chemical and mineral companies and retired as an executive secretary from Rolodex in Secaucus, NJ. Gloria married Melvin Rosen, a World War II veteran, in 1951. After starting their family in Jersey City, NJ, they subsequently moved to Teaneck, NJ where she lived until her retirement in 1994. Gloria and Melvin had two children, a son, Blair and a daughter, Amy. She was a dedicated mother and saw to her children’s education and experience with music and art lessons, sports activities, and family outings to cultural centers, museums, zoos, etc. Although initially against the introduction of pets in the house, Gloria did warm up and embrace the introduction of a puppy and later on an assortment of other animals in their New Jersey residence. Gloria and Melvin moved to Inverness, Florida in 1995 and resided there until their passing. Gloria’s hobbies and interests included mahjong, cooking and baking, health and nutrition, sewing, knitting, crotchet, crosswords, and reading. In Inverness she enjoyed participation in the local chapter of the Red Hat Society and the New Jersey club. Gloria was preceded in death by her husband in 2012. She is survived by her daughter Amy Rosen in Middletown, NY and son Blair Rosen and significant other, M. Denise Tully in Schenectady, NY. Gloria is also survived by two grandchildren, Kenny and Melissa and Melissa’s husband, Ralfael Enriquez and great grandson, Jayden in lower New York State. Other surviving relatives include her sister-in-law Ruth Stepak, niece Bryna and her husband Alan Thistlethwaite in Philadelphia; several nephews (Ronnie, Barry, and Mitchie Samuels) as well as cousins and their wives, children and grandchildren in New England and in North Carolina. There are no services scheduled at this time. Cremation with Care at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Morris Rosen

Morris M Rosen, 66, Inverness, FL
Morris M. Rosen, age 66, of Inverness, FL, passed away on July 29th, 2020 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Morris was born to the late Edward and Sunny (Howell) Rosen on October 8th, 1953 in North Miami, FL. He worked for the Department of Homeland Security as a TSA Agent for many years and bravely served our nation as a member of the United States Navy. Morris moved to Inverness two years ago from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Morris will be remembered as a very kind, gentle person. He loved his Harley Davidson motorcycles, adored Bully dogs, and was a gun enthusiast through and through. Morris loved his classic cars and was known, at least a time or two, to have a need for speed. He was most proud of his accomplishments and success as a TSA Agent for Homeland Security. Along with his parents, Morris is preceded in death by his sister, Roslyn Jane Rosen. Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Stefanie Adelman of Georgia; his sister, Gloria Rosen Pete; and his “adopted brother” and dear friend, JD Hade. He was loved by many and will be dearly missed. A private Celebration of Life will be held by his family at a later date. Cremation with Care will take place under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


David Sawyer

David K Sawyer, 69, Beverly Hills, FL
David Kenneth Sawyer, 69, Beverly Hills, FL passed away September 1, 2020 under the care of his loving family and Vitas Hospice. David was born in Garden City, MI on May 1, 1951 to Lester B. Sawyer and Virginia Walker Sawyer. He attended the Crystal River Church of Christ. Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Virginia Sawyer, Beverly Hills, FL; 2 brothers: Richard Neal Sawyer and his wife Phyllis, Hillsdale, MI; Timothy Dean Sawyer and wife Lisa, Houston, TX; 3 sisters: Sandra Kay Rice and husband Henry, Romulus, MI; Cheryl Lee Bailey and husband, Gary, Homosassa, FL; Patricia King and husband, David, Dunnellon, FL; Many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews There will be a Celebration of Life Service on Saturday, Sept 5, 2020, 10:00 AM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Mr. George Hickman of the Crystal River Church of Christ officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 9:00 AM until the hour of service.


Timothy Sewell

Timothy R Sewell, 55, Inverness, FL
Timothy Robert Sewell of Inverness, FL passed away at Bayfront Seven Rivers Hospital in Crystal River on August 20, 2020 just one day shy of his 56th birthday. Timothy was born in Miami, FL to the late Horace and Ruth (Eubanks) Sewell on August 21, 1964. He was a lifelong resident of Citrus County apart from residing in Pennsylvania for a brief time prior to 2015. Timothy was a Christian by faith and attended worship services at Floral City Baptist Church. He owned and operated Tim’s Handyman Service and enjoyed fishing and woodworking in his spare time. Timothy also enjoyed cooking and barbecuing. Those left to mourn Timothy’s passing include his daughter, Erika Sewell of Inverness, FL; son, Rilyn Sewell of Inverness, FL; grandchildren: Danilyne Wells & Makenna Wells. In addition to his parents, Timothy was preceded in death by his brother, Delbert Sewell. Timothy’s family are planning a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at Floral City Baptist Church on a later date. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Lydia Shafer

Lydia A Shafer, 67, Floral City, FL
Lydia Ann Shafer of Floral City, FL passed away at Ocala Regional Hospital on September 21, 2020 at the age of 67. Lydia was born in Lorain, OH on February 5, 1953 to the late Elmer and Irene Mary (Sokoll) Cunningham. She made Citrus County her home in 2017 after relocating from Oveido, FL. Lydia had worked as a caregiver and homemaker throughout her lifetime. In her spare time, she loved to travel. She also loved fishing, gardening and meeting new people. Those left to mourn Lydia’s passing include her husband of 5 years, Darrell Shafer; children: David Bridge of Floral City, Thomas Bridge of Inverness, FL, Anthony Bridge of Orlando, FL, Melissa Bridge of Homosassa, FL; brother, Fred Cunningham of Fort Sill, OK; sister, Patricia Cunningham of Dayton, OH; and five grandchildren. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is scheduled for Friday, October 2, 2020 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness and will be conducted by Pastor Kevin Ballard of Calvary Chapel Inverness. Friends are invited to join the family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Following the chapel service, Lydia will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home


William Shannon

William F Shannon, 80, Inverness, FL
William F. Shannon, 80, of Inverness, FL passed away at his home on September 3rd, 2020. William was born to Walter and Julia (Meeker) Shannon on October 26th, 1939 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He made Inverness his home in 2005 when he relocated from Juno Beach, FL. He honorably served our great country as a member of the United States Army and, for the majority of his life, he worked as an ornamental plasterer. William loved spending time with his family and was loved by all who knew him. He is described as a “Jack of all trades” and he would absolutely help anyone who needed help. He was a great dad and a fantastic grandfather and great-grandfather. William was preceded in death by his brothers, George and Ronald Shannon. Those left to honor his memory are his wife, Shirley, whom he joined in loving marriage in 1964; his two children, Edward (Tracy) Shannon of Stewart, FL and Denise (Dean) Hardy of Riviera Beach, FL; his brother, Walter “Butch” Shannon; his two sisters, Patricia Julian and Sandra Greene; three grandchildren: Troy Shannon, Tyler Shannon and Chelsy Hunter; six great-grandchildren and one soon-to-be great-grandchild. Private arrangements have been scheduled for William. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Frederick "Wayne" Siller

Frederick "Wayne" Siller, 77, Hernando, FL
Frederick W. “Wayne” Siller, age 77, Hernando, FL passed away September 30, 2020 under the loving care of his family and Vitas Hospice. Wayne was born in Newport, RI on March 14, 1943 to the late Frederick G. Siller and L. Helena Harrington Siller and moved to this area in 1987 from West Palm Beach where he graduated from Cardinal Newman High School. He was a retired Building Inspector and Code Enforcement Officer. He attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church after moving to Hernando . Wayne enjoyed fishing, woodworking, and was “the best softball coach in the world”. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 54 years, Eleanor “Ellie” Siller; 2 children: Frederick W. Siller, Jr. of the Dominican Republic and Stacie Siller Sipe of Citrus Springs, FL: 5 grandchildren: Amanda Siller, Lauren Siller Pelham, Helena Sipe, Emily Siller, and Alexander Sipe: 2 great grandchildren: Sophia Pelham, and Carson Holtzclaw. He was greatly loved and will be deeply missed. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, October 9, 2020 at 11:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Claudius Mganga, Celebrant. Additional graveside services will follow at a later date in Hillcrest Memorial Park in West Palm Beach. Arrangements are under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory


Nancy Smallwood

Nancy L Smallwood, 83, Inverness, FL
Nancy Louise Smallwood of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on July 27, 2020 at the age of 83. Nancy was born in Praise, KY on February 1, 1937 to the late Jesse and Harriett (Wright) Bryant. She was married to her husband Johnny Scott Smallwood for 42 years until his passing on May 3, 1999. Nancy and her husband made Citrus County their home in 1978 after relocating from Summersville, WV. She was a Christian by faith and attended worship services at the Inverness Church of God. Prior to retirement, Nancy was employed as the Food Service Manager at Citrus Memorial Hospital for 19 years. In her spare time she enjoyed making bead necklaces and playing solitaire. Nancy was a caregiver by nature. Not only did she care for both her husband and son prior to their passing but, she also was a dedicated caregiver for many friends over the years. Those left to mourn Nancy’s passing include her son, Johnny Smallwood; grandson, Justin Smallwood; and great grandson, Easton Smallwood. In addition to her husband, Nancy was preceded in death by her son, Robert Kevin Smallwood; and sisters: Evelyn Tuttle and Ruth Frady. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is scheduled for Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 11:30 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home and will be conducted by Pastor David Lucas of the Inverness Church of God. Following the chapel service, a committal service will take place at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at 1:00 PM. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Patricia Soladean

Patricia L Soladean, 94, Inverness, FL
Patricia Louise Soladean, age 94, Inverness, FL passed away October 17, 2020 in the Life Care Center of Citrus Co. Mrs Soladean was born in Point Pleasant, West Virginia on October 4, 1926 to the late Griff and Mabel (Smith) Durbin. She moved to Inverness from there. She is survived by her son, John Soladean and his wife Donna who reside in Inverness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Scottie Soladean in 1991. There will be no local services. Her urn will be buried in Lone Oak Cemetery, Point Pleasant, WV Cremation With Care Chas. E. Davis


Robert Spector

Robert J Spector, 80, Crystal River, FL
Robert Jerome “Bob” Spector of Crystal River, FL passed away at his home while under the care of hospice on August 14, 2020 at the age of 80. Bob was born in Rochester, NY on May 29, 1940 to the late Louis and Bessie (Weinstein) Spector. He worked as a Real Estate Agent throughout his professional career and made Florida his home in 1974 after relocating from Rochester. Bob was Jewish by faith and attended services at Temple Israel in Ocala, FL. In his spare time he loved sailing and being on the water. Bob also enjoyed attending and participating in dog shows. When he was at home, he always kept up with the stock market and financial news programs. Those left to mourn Bob’s passing include his wife of 55 years, Carol Spector of Lecanto, FL; his daughter, Mindy Spector of Alameda, CA; 3 grandchildren: Isaac, Brittany Spector and Jack Erwin. He was preceded in death by his son, Joel Spector and his sister, Susan Urkowitz. Bob’s family plan to have a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at their home on a later date. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Nicole Sterling

Nicole M Sterling, 32, Inverness, FL
Nicole Marie Sterling of Inverness, FL passed away unexpectedly at her home on September 6, 2020 at the age of 32. Nicole was born in Akron, OH on May 29, 1988. She moved to Florida with her family as a child and was a 2006 graduate of Citrus High School. Nicole was an extremely hard worker and helped manage her family’s restaurant in Floral City, Pudgee’s. She was a clown at heart and loved dressing up in the restaurant’s hot dog costume to wave customers in from the road. Also a talented artist, she loved to paint rocks and started the rock garden in front of Pudgee’s Restaurant. Nicole enjoyed listening to reggae music and going to the beach. She loved her children and her family with all of her heart. Those left to mourn Nicole’s passing include her children: Devon Watts and Hailey Watts; her significant other of 15 years, DeWayne Watts; her parents: John and Terri Sterling; brother, Christopher Sterling and his wife Lucinda. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Janice Stout

Janice R Stout, 66, Inverness, FL
Janice R. Stout of Inverness, FL passed away at her home while under the care of her loving family and Vitas Hospice on October 7, 2020 at the age of 66. Janice was the youngest child of the late Brantie and Gertrude (Dilley) Gross and was born in Sutton, WV on October 22, 1953. She was married to her loving husband Randall Stout for 42 years until his passing on October 19, 2014. Janice and Randall made Citrus County, FL their home in 2009 after relocating from Sutton, WV. She was a Christian by faith and formerly attended worship services at Inverness First Church of God. Being the baby of her family, Janice was known to be a prankster and loved causing havoc with her siblings. She liked staying busy and loved to cook and make baked goods. Janice also enjoyed reading and embroidery. Those left to mourn Janice’s passing include her children: Randall Frank Stout and his wife Marie, Joshua A. Stout; brothers: Paul, Elliet, Bill and Bob Gross; sister, Jean McCourt; and grandchildren: Cole Frame and Genesis Pick. She will also be missed by her faithful dog, Gizmo. In addition to her husband and parent’s, Janice was preceded in death by her brother, David Gross; and sisters: Ruby and Ruth Gross. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will take place in West Virginia at a later date. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Richard Struble

Richard J Struble, 88, Inverness, FL
Richard Joseph Struble, 88, of Inverness, FL passed away on August 17, 2020 at The Grove Assisted Living. He was born in West Milford, NJ on October 9th, 1931 to George V. and Alice (Whritenour) Struble. He lived in Apshawa District of West Milford Township before moving to Inverness in 1977. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in Korea during the Korea War. Richard volunteered at the Apshawa Volunteer Fire Department in West Milford, NJ for 22 years before he moved to Inverness. He joined the Highlands Fire Department in Inverness in 1977 once moving here, and completed 30 years of service by September 2007. Richard was also a member of the VFW Post #4337 of Inverness. He worked as a Security Guard at the Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness for 17 years, before retiring in 1994. He and his wife attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Darlene, who passed away on March 26th, 2020; his sister, Rose Mary Specht; 2 brothers, Robert and Francis Struble, and his granddaughter, Christina Marie Gray. Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Brenda Conover, Beverly Hills, FL; his son, David, of West Milford, NJ; a sister, Patricia Burd of West Milford, NJ; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, August 21, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Fr. Tim Cummings, pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic. Burial with military honors will follow in Florida National Cemetery. Friends may visit the family at the funeral home Friday morning from 9:00 AM until the hour of service.


Nora Stuckey

Nora Stuckey, 51, Citrus Springs, FL
Nora Stuckey of Citrus Springs, FL passed away at Arbor Trail Health and Rehabilitation facility in Inverness on September 6, 2020 at the age of 51. Nora was born in Casper, WY to the late Richard and Donita (Culver) Cochran on May 10, 1969. She loved horses and owned her first horse at the age of 10. Nora went on to become a Racing Jockey, racing all over the United States for a number of years. She made Florida her home 20 years ago. In her spare time she enjoyed staying at home with her family and watching television. Nora is survived by her husband of 4 years, William Stuckey; and her daughter, Jordan Taylor Palmer. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Frank Swasey

Frank A Swasey, 74, Inverness, FL
Frank Arvil Swasey of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on September 21, 2020 at the age of 74. Frank was born in Provo, UT on April 1, 1946 to the late Arvil and Aleta Swasey. On August 4, 1979 he married his loving wife Sheila with whom he shared 41 years of marriage. Frank and Sheila made Citrus County their home in 2000 after relocating from Carver, MA. He was a Christian by faith and attended worship services at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness. He loved his church and loved going to church. To say Frank was a devoted and dedicated father to his son Brad, would be an understatement. Family is what Frank held most dear and that was evident in the immense care and love he showed to his son, wife and other family members. He never met a stranger, would give the shirt off his back to someone in need and always had a wonderful sense of humor. Frank enjoyed traveling, especially trips to Utah in his RV but, his greatest joy in life was always spending time with his beloved family. In addition to his loving wife Sheila, Frank is survived by his sister, Marjene Steele; and several nieces and nephews. Frank was preceded in death by his precious son, Brad Swasey in 2017. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 6:00 PM at Cornerstone Baptist Church, Inverness and will be conducted by Pastor Darrell Reneau. Friends are invited to join the family in visitation beginning at 5:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Cornerstone Baptist Church Building Fund, 1100 W. Highland Blvd., Inverness, FL 34452. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Thomas Taylor

Thomas M Taylor, 65, Floral City, FL
Thomas Michael Taylor of Floral City, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on July 25, 2020 at the age of 65. Thomas was born in Mount Vernon, NY on February 13, 1955 to the late Thomas and Patricia Taylor. On October 26, 1980 he married Mary (Sisti) with whom he shared 39 years of loving marriage. Thomas and Mary made Citrus County their home over 20 years ago after relocating from New Jersey. He was an extremely skilled auto mechanic and knew everything there was to know about cars. In 2001 he began Citrus Tools, an online auto parts business. In his spare time, Thomas loved bowling and spending time with his family. In addition to his wife Mary, those left to mourn Thomas’ passing include his son, Michael Taylor of Inverness, FL; daughter, Jennifer Taylor of Spring Hill, FL; and sisters: Dawn Cheski and Barbara Hess both of New Jersey. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Custanzo "Gus" Terraciano

Custanzo "Gus" A Terraciano, 83, Hernando, FL
Custanzo Anthony “Gus” Terraciano from Hernando, FL formerly from New Jersey died on Monday, August 24, 2020 at the age of 83. Gus was born in Morristown, NJ on June 1, 1937 to Anthony & Rose Terraciano, Gus grew up in Madison, NJ with his three brothers and one sister. Gus enlisted in the Army from 1958 to 1962. He was the manager of Consumer Finance, (Madison, NJ) and Arrow Finance (Westfield, NJ) for 36 years. Gus then joined Liberal Finance as a Sales Rep for 13 years. Gus retired in 2010, while working part-time at Cap Services, Inc (Belleville, NJ). In January 2014, Gus moved to Florida. While living in Florida, he enjoyed smoking his cigars on the lanai, volunteering for the Citrus County Crime Watch and protecting his community. Gus loved working outdoors, he always said that mother nature was God’s miracle. He loved to plant flowers and have a garden, he definitely had a green thumb. Gus loved working in the workshop, making beautiful furniture pieces. In addition, Gus enjoyed spending time with his family and traveling to new places. In addition to his parents, Gus was predeceased by his brother Dominick and his sister-law Glenda. He is survived by his loving wife, Linda of Florida, his three daughters, Tina Terraciano of Morristown, NJ and her husband Tom Weber, Jaime Goe of Largo, FL and her husband Jeffrey and Stacy Pucillo of Florham Park, NJ and her partner Sebastian Cerciello, Jr. He is survived by his cherished grandchildren, Kyle Weber, Lucia Pucillo, and Breanna Goe. He is survived by his brother Ralph Terraciano, and his wife Betty of Montana, his sister Marion Hill and her husband Art of Parsippany, NJ and his brother Steven Terraciano and his wife Barbara, Orlando, FL. Survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral services scheduled for Friday, Sept 25, 2020, 12:30 PM at Chas. E. Davis with Pastor Doug Alexander of The New Church Without Walls officiating. Burial with honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 10:30 AM until the service begins. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that charitable contribution be made in Gus’s name to Dean Michael Clarizo Cancer Foundation at www.dmccfheroes.com. Gus was a cancer survivor and he enjoyed going to all of the DMCCF events.


Dawn Thomas

Dawn D Thomas, 54, Citrus Springs, Citrus County
Dawn Dee Thomas of Citrus Springs, FL passed away at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville, FL on August 29, 2020 at the age of 54. Dawn was born in Neptune, NJ on August 29, 2020 to Joan (Matthews) and the late Vernon Davis. She was married to her loving husband Edward Thomas until his passing on August 16, 2017. Dawn and Edward made Citrus County their home in 2007 after relocating from Neptune, NJ. In her spare time she absolutely loved going to the beach and going to water parks. Dawn also enjoyed watching the TLC channel, especially the Incredible Dr. Pol show. She was a huge fan of WWE Wrestling and liked going to Dunkin Donuts for her favorite treat, frozen coffee. Dawn was a Christian by faith and attended worship services at the Greater Dimension Church in Dunnellon, FL. Dawn is survived by her three loving children: Shawn Thomas and his wife Jennifer, Christopher Thomas and his Fiancee’ Victoria Ely, Melissa Clevenger and her husband Chris; her sisters: Tammy Yale and Patty Leskowitz. In addition to her husband, Dawn was preceded in death by her brothers: Bill and Steve Davis. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, September 26, 2020 at the Greater Dimensions Church in Dunnellon, FL. Cremation with care. Chas. E. Davis


Ramone "Sonny" Tompkins

Ramone "Sonny" Tompkins, 72, Floral City, FL
Ramone “Sonny” Tompkins, 72, of Floral City, FL passed away Friday, October 2, 2020 at his residence in Floral City. He was born in Gainesville, FL on October 30, 1947 to the late Earl Woodlen and Vanice (Asbell) Tompkins. Sonny was an equipment operator in the agriculture industry and arrived in this area in 1983, coming from High Springs, FL. and loved bass fishing on the lake at his home. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren. Sonny was preceded in death by his loving wife of 10 years, Theresa Tompkins in 1996. He is survived by his daughter, Melissa Shotwell and her husband Garrett on Lecanto, FL; step-son Hartley Spurlock of Gainesville, FL; sister Sara Jo Osteen; and 3 grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Gathering of Family and Friends is scheduled for Tuesday, October 13, 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Jeanette Troxel

Jeanette J Troxel, 86, Dunnellon, FL
Jeanette Joyce Troxel of Dunnellon, FL passed away at her home while under the care of HPH Hospice on October 6, 2020 at the age of 86. Jeanette was born in Sunrise, MN on April 16, 1934 to the late Roy and Amanda (Ryden) Peterson. She was married to Willard Troxel for 59 years until his passing on February 17, 2012. Jeanette and Willard made Citrus County their home in 1999 after relocating from Tampa, FL. She was an auxiliary member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #1590 and a member of the Citrus County Fraternal Order of the Eagles Lodge #3992. Those left to mourn Jeanette’s passing include her daughter, Kim Doran and her husband Darren; sons: Keith Troxel and his wife Holly, Kirk Troxel; brother, Norman Peterson; grandchildren: Ashley and Robert; and great grandchild, Ariana. Jeanette will be laid to rest with her husband at Florida National Cemetery at a later date. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Mark Wakefield

Mark E Wakefield, 58, Spring Hill, FL
Mark Edward Wakefield, 58, of Spring Hill, FL passed away July 26, 2020 at HPH Hospice in Brooksville, FL. He was born in Lansing, MI on September 16, 1961, to the late Alvin and Nancy (Schroeder) Wakefield. He arrived in this area in 1974, coming from Michigan. Mark was a painter in the construction industry and a Christian by faith. He was every bodies friend. Mark enjoyed yard work, and going to car shows. He loved his pickup truck and enjoyed watching wrestling. Mark was very neat and clean, and had a great sense of humor. He was preceded in death by one sister Kimberly Lynn Wakefield. Survivors include his sons Joshua Wakefield and Andrew Wakefield and their mother Andrea Mitterer of Destin, FL, and Jason Loria of Michigan; grandchild Kelsy Loria; brothers Alan Scott (Robin) Wakefield of Graceville, FL, and Alvin Paul (Patricia) Wakefield of Inverness, FL; and sisters Julie (Greg) Adams of Brooksville, and Lisa (Todd) Goetz of Brooksville, and several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Saturday, August 1, 3:30 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness; FL. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home at 2:30 P.M. until time of service. Mark will be laid to rest at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, FL after the services.


Sharon Watkins

Sharon L Watkins, 72, Lecanto, FL
Sharon Lee Watkins, 72, of Lecanto, FL passed away August 19, 2020 at Brentwood Lodge in Lecanto. She was born in Rochester, NY on February 21, 1948 to the late Howard and Ann (Colony) Gilliland. Sharon was a musician. She played bass guitar in a local band known as “Sparky Gillilon and the Country Swingers”. Sharon attended the Assembly of God Church in Inverness and the Crystal River Moose Lodge. She loved computers and playing poker. Sharon was preceded in death by her loving husband Gene Watkins in 2008, 2 brothers, Dennis and Ronald Gilliland; and 1 sister Barbara Vasquez. She is survived by her son, Steven Kidd of Pasco County, FL; her daughter, Tracy Rouse of Hernando, FL; and her best friend Debra Reynolds of Lakeland, FL; and many grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


James Welshans

James L Welshans, 89, Floral City, FL
James L. Welshans, 89, of Floral City, FL passed away on October 13, 2020 at Citrus Health and Rehab of Inverness, FL. James was born to the late Harry V. and Pearl I. (Collins) Welshans on February 14, 1931 in Antes Fort, PA. In 2004, he made Florida his home when he moved from Jersey Shore, PA and in 2005 he married his beloved wife, Nancy. Jim worked in the construction business and retired from Avco/Textron after 30 years. He was a member of the Covenant Church of God in Floral City, FL. He enjoyed gardening, building things, and baking. Often times he loved going out to his garage to tinker on things. He collected model cars and train sets. He loved spoiling his pets, Unique and Marley. He was quick witted and loved to kid around. Jim is survived by his wife, Nancy Welshans of Floral City, FL; his four sons, Gary Welshans of Lakeland, FL; David and Jan Welshans of McElehatten, PA; Eric and Julie Welshans of Floral City, FL; Brian and Courtney Welshans of Williamsport, PA; Grandchildren: Ryan Welshans, Gary Welshans, Megan Guale, Evan Welshans, Dillan Welshans, Ian Welshans; and Great Grandchildren: Jacob Welshans, Noah Welshans, Avery Welshans, and Asher Welshans. He was preceded in death by: two brothers and one sister, Floyd Welshans of Montoursville, PA, Edith Steele of Huggsville, Pennsylvania and Dick Welshans of Port Orange, FL. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 6:00 PM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, FL. Pastor Ric Welshans will officiate. Friends are invited to join the family in visitation from 5:00 PM until service time. Additional services will follow at the Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home in Jersey Shore, PA. Burial will be in Twin Hill Memorial Park, Muncy, PA.


Jules Wheeler

Jules V Wheeler, 91, Bushnell, FL
Jules Verne Wheeler, 91, of Bushnell, FL passed away in Brooksville, FL on September 24th, 2020. He was born to the late Verne and Josie (Ownby) Wheeler on November 2nd, 1928 in Roswell, New Mexico. Jules worked as a machinist for the majority of his life and on September 25th, 1953, he married the love of his life, Mary (Booth). He and his wife made sunny Florida their home in 2013 when they moved from Saco, Maine. Jules enjoyed attending the Bushnell Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses and he was a faithful witness for 63 years. Jules also enjoyed reading, watching football and baseball (especially the Red Sox) and most of all, he enjoyed long drives through parts of Maine, NH, and Vermont with his wife, Mary. Along with his parents, Jules is preceded in death by two of his sisters, Jewell Crockett and Betty Jean Clark. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Mary; his daughters, Sandra Marquis (Raymond) of Florida, Rosemary Pollard (Dana) of Florida, and Patricia Bennett (Billy) of Bushnell, FL; his son, Michael Wheeler of Georgia; his sister, Laura Damon of Woster, Vermont; and 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Arrangements for Jules are private. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Frank Williamson

Frank L Williamson, 90, Lecanto, FL
Frank L. Williamson, 90, Lecanto, FL passed away July 26, 2020 ( Sunday) at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Frank was born in Tampa, FL on May 13, 1930 to the late Wright Alexander Williamson and Lottie Lee Carriker and moved here over 50 years ago from Odessa, FL. He owned and operated a cement pre-casting business and also was a commercial fisherman. Frank enjoyed hunting, fishing, and horse racing. (He owned a racing horse at one time.). Left to cherish his memory is his son, Lamar (Melanie) Williamson of Inverness; 1 brother, Orville Williamson of New Port Richey; 4 grandchildren: Heather, Kyle, Albert, and Andy; 10 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Williamson on September 11, 2018, 6 brothers, and 3 sisters. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, July 31, 2020 at 12:30 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Giglio of Calvary Chapel officiating. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home from 10:30 until the hour of service.


Fred Wittersheim

Fred E Wittersheim, 77, Inverness, FL
Fred Edward Wittersheim, 77, of Inverness, FL, passed away on October 2nd, 2020 at his home. He was born in Blue Island, IL to the late Richard and Anne Marie (Shultz) Wittersheim on September 13th, 1943. In 1963, he married his beloved wife, Betty. Together, they moved to Inverness from Melbourne, FL in 1972 and started Fred’s Electrical Co. He enjoyed country music and loved coached Rolling Thunder, a speed skating group in Inverness, FL. Along with his parents, Fred was preceded in death by his son, Fred Edward Wittersheim, Jr. in May of 1984. Those left to cherish Fred’s memories are his wife, Betty; his daughter, Cynthia Wittersheim of Inverness, FL; his brother, John F. Wittersheim of Titusville, FL; and his two grandchildren, Lance Eardley and Chase Eardley. A Celebration of Life will be held for Fred on Thursday, November 5th, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Oak Ridge Cemetery with Rev. Norris Ables of Lorena Baptist Church of Smith County, MS officiating. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Thomas Wolf

Thomas H Wolf, 64, Inverness, FL
Thomas Herbert Wolf, age 64, Inverness passed away August 23, 2020 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Tom was born in St. Petersburg, Florida on October 1, 1955 to the late Charles and Juanita (Thornberg) Wolf and came to Citrus County in 1973 from there. He worked for the Florida Highway Patrol Auxiliary for 27 years before he retired and then became employed by the CSX Railroad as an engineer. Tom was a long time member of the 4-H Foundation, the Citrus County Fair Association, and a long time member of the Inverness Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed being involved with the Fair Association and working with the youth in their 4-H projects. While at the Fair Association, he was instrumental in remodeling the snack bar for the fair. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Wolf in May 22, 2011, his mother, Juanita Wolf in April 13, 2020. He is survived by his long time caregivers, Tony and Sharon Wiesen. They were truly his friends and always present when needed. Friends are invited to attend a gathering on Friday, August 28th, 2020 from 4:00 – 6:00 at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. There will be a time for personal remarks and sharing memories of Tom beginning at 5:30 PM. Tom’s urn will be laid to rest in Oak Ridge Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Tom’s memory to the Citrus County Fair Association or the 4-H Foundation, 3600 So. Florida Avenue, Inverness, FL 34450.


Jessica Wright

Jessica Wright, 32, Inverness, FL
Jessica Angel “Jessie” Wright, age 32, Inverness, FL passed away August 19, 2020 at Advent Health of Ocala, FL. Jessie was born on March 25, 1988 in Inverness and was a lifelong resident, except for 7 years when she lived in Key West. She was employed in the beverage and food service industry. When Jessie left us, the world lost one of the kindest and generous souls one would ever have the opportunity to meet. Her life touched so many hearts, whether she just hung out with them to cheer them up, or hand them a piece of jewelry off her hand, which she was famous for. Her generosity had no limits. She had boundless love for her 2 children which she fought for until her last breath. Her infectious laughter and mischievous pranks will be sorely missed by us all. Please understand our overwhelming feelings of grief because she had her own special connection with most every family member. It will take some time for all of us to heal from this tragedy. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Julian and Alexa Wright, both of Texas; her father, Dale Wright of Inverness; her mother, Laura Maloney and her husband Patrick of Inverness; 4 brothers: Cody Wright, Dale Wright, Jr., John O’Neill, and Seanpatrick Maloney; 2 sisters: Tiffany Ganez-Ramirez and Tara Bachelder. A Celebration of Jessie’s life will be held at the residence of Cheryl Ferguson, 7543 Watson Street, Inverness. The time and date has not been determined.