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Ronald Abner

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


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.


Matt Ballard

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


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.


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.


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.


Mark Cassidy

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


Dolores Cavallari

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


Ted Conn

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


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.


Kenneth Cross

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


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.


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.


Blaine DuFrain

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


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.


Norman Edwards

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


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.


Theresa Farrell

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


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.


Loretta Fisher

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


Edith Francis

Edith Francis, 80, Homosassa, FL
Edith Francis of Homosassa, FL passed away at Life Care of Citrus in Lecanto on October 11, 2020 at the age of 80. Edith was born to the late Eugenia Allen of Woodlands, Jamaica, West Indies on October 15, 1939. She is long known for her positive outlook on life and her sense of humor. Edith worked as a Beautician before she immigrated to the United States, so she could help her daughter with her new baby girl while her daughter was in school. While living in Citrus County, she volunteered at the West Citrus County Center for six years. Edith is survived by her daughter, Merveen Nealy, granddaughter, Ashli-Ken Nealy and her three God Children, Norman, Albert, and Veronica. A Private Memorial Service will be held via Zoom on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 2:00 PM. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


John Fries

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


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.


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.


Marilyn Geiger

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


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


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


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.


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.


Robert Jackson

Robert H Jackson, 91, Inverness, FL
Robert Henry Jackson, 91, of Inverness, FL passed away on October 17th, 2020 at Citrus Health and Rehab in Inverness. He was born to the late Robert M. and Verda (Henry) Jackson on August 2nd, 1929 in Sioux City, Iowa and on September 23rd, 1956, he married his beloved wife, Janice Ann. He moved to the Citrus County area in 1983 from Clearwater, FL He worked an owner and operator of his very own car wash, the Super Jet Car Wash for the majority of his life and honorably served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. Robert will be remembered for his lifelong love of boating and motorcycling as well as being an avid golfer. Along with his aforementioned parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Steve M. Jackson. Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Janice; his brother, Ned C. Jackson; and his nephew, Mark Jackson (Stacy). Service information for Robert is private, at the request of his family. Robert will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at a later date. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Robert Jackson, Sr.

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


Lenora Susan Jeffes

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


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.


Arvilla Johnson

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


Arthur Kelly

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


Mark Kenney

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


Tony "TJ" King

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


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.


Helen LaVorgna

Helen F LaVorgna, 93, Hernando, FL
Helen Francis LaVorgna, age 93, Hernando, FL passed away October 16, 2020 at The Grove Health & Rehab Center. Mrs. LaVorgna was born in Paterson, NJ on November 16, 1926 to the late Francis and Marie (Van Hefter) Wilson and moved to Citrus County in 2004 from Tamarac, FL. She was of the Catholic Faith. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Robert P. LaVorgna, Hernando, FL; Gay Couch and her husband Jack, Jacksonville,FL; her granddaughter, Katie Commissaris and great granddaughter, Penelope Commissaris also of Jacksonville. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 75 years, Robert Joseph LaVorgna on May 18, 2020. Memorial services are scheduled at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL for Monday, November 2nd, 2020 at 2 PM with Father Claudius Mganga officiating. Her urn will be laid to rest beside her husband in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, 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.


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.


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


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.


Margaret Myers

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


Russell Myers

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


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.


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


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


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.


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.


Fred Pollina

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


Thomas Potter

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


Richard Rambuski

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


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.


Robert "Bob" Sawlski

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


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.


Carol Schmidt

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


Barbel Schrank

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


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.


Robert Sherman

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


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


Sharon Smith

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


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


Sylvia Spivey

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


Stanley Steeves

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


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.


Gail Storr

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


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.


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.


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


Heinz Throo

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


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.


Windom Underwood

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


Sheryl Warden

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


Paul Weathers

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


Elizabeth Weins

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


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.


Dora White

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


Kristine Wilson

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


William Wing

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


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.


"Hank" Henry Zarek

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