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Elizabeth Anderson

Elizabeth R Anderson, 89, Inverness, FL
Elizabeth “Randolyn” Anderson of Inverness, FL passed away while under the loving care of her family and Vitas Hospice in Lecanto on June 26, 2021 at the age of 89. She was born to the late Lillie (Jacobs) Grant and Randolph C. Grant, Sr. in Wilmington, NC on January 2, 1932. Randolyn was married to Edgar D. Anderson, Jr. until his passing on July 13, 2015. Prior to retirement she was employed by the New Hanover County, NC Inspections Department. She was a Christian by faith and a member of the Windermere Presbyterian Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir. Randolyn was also a member of Cape Fear Chapter #346 Order of the Eastern Star. She made Inverness, FL her home in November of 2018 after relocating from Wilmington. In her spare time she liked to travel and spend time with her family. Those left to mourn Randolyn’s passing include her son, Edgar “Dave” Anderson, III of Inverness, FL; daughters: Deborah Anderson (Bill Campbell) of Wildwood, FL, Beth Whitley (Doug Whitley) of Wilmington, NC; sister, Shaaron Aldridge of Southport, NC; grandchildren: Sharon, Heather, Melissa, Stephanie, David, Shawn; great grandchildren: Edison, Hannah, Chase; and her special “adopted son”, William Leddin of Dade City, FL. In addition to her husband, Randolyn was preceded in death by her brother Randolph Grant, Jr.; and her great granddaughter, Susan Carson Davis in 2018. Services for Randolyn will be held in Wilmington, NC at a later date. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Sarah Andreichuk

Sarah Andreichuk, 89, Inverness, FL
Sarah Andreichuk of Inverness, FL passed away while under the loving care of her family and Vitas Hospice in Lecanto on June 24, 2021 at the age of 89. She was born to the late Walter and Cecile (Andrews) Krick on August 3, 1931 in Van Wert, OH. Sarah was married to her loving husband Gregory Andreichuk for 67 years. Together they made Inverness their home in 1995 and were members of the First Presbyterian Church. Sarah enjoyed singing in the church choir. She was a member of the Lions Club of Citrus County and enjoyed giving back to her community. She knitted scarves for charity through her church and frequently visited nursing facilities in the area with a therapy dog. In addition to her husband Gregory, Sarah’s passing will be mourned by her daughters: Stephanie Van Den Hurk and her husband Arnold of Stark, FL, Melanie Sukh and her husband Deepak of Randolph, NJ, Valerie Andreichuk and her husband Greg Nichols of Largo, FL; sister, Nancy Thompson of Brea, CA; 2 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. A Celebration of Sarah’s life is scheduled for Wednesday, June 30 at 11:00 AM at the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness and will be conducted by Interim Pastor, Jim Capps. Friends are invited to join Sarah’s family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. She will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


George Ayers

George R Ayers, 70, Inverness, FL
George Raymond Ayers of Inverness, FL passed away at his home on July 4, 2021 at the age of 70. He was born to the late Milton and Dorothy (Wunderlich) Ayers on July 15, 1950 in Bronx, NY. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps and was a Veteran of the Vietnam War. Following his military service, George began a career in auto services and owned and operated his own shop prior to his retirement. George was an avid chess player and enjoyed playing on his computer late in life. He loved riding his motorcycle, riding up and down the east coast multiple times. George also loved bicycling. In Florida, he could frequently be found on the trails on his recumbent bike. This no doubt added years to his life. Those left to mourn George’s passing include his son, Adam Ayers and his wife Molly of Bronx, NY; daughter, Dianne Osmin and her husband Jason of Bath, NY; grandchildren: Adrian Ayers, Bryan Ayers, Rita Osmin, Aiden Osmin; and former wife Rita (Ortman) Ayers. George was preceded in death by his daughter, Michelle Ayers in 2006. A committal service is scheduled for Monday, July 19, 2021 at 11:30 AM at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL where full military honors will be rendered by Inverness VFW #4337 Honor Guard. Prior to the service at the cemetery, friends and family are invited to gather at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness at 10:00 AM where George’s son Adam will eulogize his father. The procession from the funeral home to the cemetery will leave promptly at 10:45 AM. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, 3075 S. Florida Avenue, Inverness, FL 34450.


Maureen Baker

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


Patti Ballard

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


Robert Bamford

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


Douglas Baxendale, Sr.

Douglas J Baxendale, Sr., 82, Hernando, FL
Baxendale, Douglas James, Sr, age 82, departed from the living on Sunday, July 18, 2021 after a short battle with COVID-19. Doug was born in Fall River, Mass to the late Althea and Norman Baxendale, on December 31, 1938. Doug was married to his late wife, Jean, on August 24, 1963. They made their home originally in Fall River and raised their 4 children in Swansea. Doug was a 1958 graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School where he was a 3 sport standout athlete. Doug went on to play baseball at Rollins College, where he played in the 1959 NAIA College World Series and graduated in 1962. Doug was elected into both the Durfee HS and Rollins College Hall of Fame. After college graduation, Doug was a High School teacher and coach for 11 years before entering the Insurance industry. Doug was a very successful insurance executive with MEIE/AIM Mutual for over 20 years; where he retired in 2010. After retiring, Doug enjoyed his time living in Florida, golfing every day and spending time with his special friend, Lin Bryant. Doug was preceded in death by his loving wife, Jean. He is survived by his four children, son, Douglas Jr and his wife, Paula; daughter, Robin and her husband, Tim; son, Greg and his wife, Shea and daughter, Donna; his 8 grandchildren, Albert, Zachary, Justice, Austin, DJ, Blake, Bailey, Brooks, Stephen and Annika. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Robert and his wife, Karen and his nieces and nephew, Christie, Courtney, Riley and Ryan. Private funeral services for Douglas James Baxendale, Sr, will be held in both Florida and Massachusetts. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445. Burial will be beside his wife, Jean, in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River, MA. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. chasdavis.com


Susie Bethel

Susie Bethel, 95, Floral City, FL
Frances (Susie) Bethel, 95, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on July 16, 2021, while surrounded by her loving family. Susie was born on July 10, 1926 in Paxton, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 60 years, Gene Bethel. She is survived by her daughter Nancy Hannie (husband Steve), granddaughter Jennifer Pensinger, grandson Jeffrey Hannie and great grandchildren Madison Pensinger, Landon Pensinger, and Aiden Hannie. Susie and her husband moved to Floral City from Normal, Illinois in 1975, where she and Gene owned and operated a printing business. She loved to work in her yard, read and work jigsaw puzzles. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Floral City, and enjoyed volunteering there, especially at the food pantry. Other than her Lord, her family meant everything to her. She was always there for us, no matter what, ready and willing to do whatever needed to be done. And she was everything to her family. She is missed greatly, and will always be loved beyond measure. A Life Celebration will be offered on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 2:00 PM from the First Baptist Church of Floral City with Pastors Eddie Quates and Mike Sellers officiating. Burial will follow in Hills of Rest Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family at the church from 1:00PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the food pantry program at First Baptist Church of Floral City. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family.


Marethia Boles

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


Mary Boles

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


Sandra Bowers

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


Tommy Breedlove

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


Barry Buchanan

Barry L Buchanan, 53, Hernando, FL
Barry Lee Buchanan, 53 of Hernando passed away on July 2, 2021. He was born in St. Charles, Missouri on November 20, 1967, to the late William and Sandra Buchanan. Barry moved to Citrus County with his family in 1976 after they relocated from St. Charles. He was the owner and operator of H.E. Smith HVAC Electrical Company. Barry was a big and loud “Gator” fan! He enjoyed watching TV and his favorite movies were 300, Tombstone and The Punisher. Barry always wore caps, obviously his favorite ones were his Gator caps. He was a calm and peaceful person who really cared for his family and tried to take care of everyone around him. He would cook steak and nuggets for his little love, his dachshund, Toby, who passed away earlier this year on February 15th. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Sharon; his son and dear friend, Christopher Lee Buchanan and his wife, Heather, of Hernando, FL; his daughter, Tabitha Carson and her wife, Shelby, of Crystal River, FL; his step daughter, Tacarra Washington of Tallahassee, FL; his brother Danny Buchanan, his wife Debbie and their sons: Derrick and Dawson Buchanan, of Holder, FL; his two grandchildren: Christopher Buchanan, Jr. and Aliyah Washington; his uncle, Robert Buchanan of Sikeston, MO; and an abundance of friends. A Service of Remembrance for Barry will be conducted on Saturday July 17th, 2021, at 11:00 AM, at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, with Crematory, Inverness, with Bishop Douglas Alexander, of the New Church Without Walls Church, officiating. Friends are invited to join the family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers please consider bringing balloons to the service. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


David Cagwin

David E Cagwin, 64, Inverness, FL
David Eaton Cagwin, 64, of Inverness, FL passed away at his home on July 2nd, 2021 under the care of hospice and surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 6th, 1956 in Buffalo, NY to the late Ward and Betty Pierce Cagwin. He was an Electrician for many years and made Citrus County his home, along with his family, in 1982 when they moved from Pinellas County, FL. David will be remembered for being a loving husband and father, he spent many evenings and weekends at the soccer field with his kids. Always willing to help family and friends with jobs big and small. He also built his own house, with the help of his family and friends, who he loved dearly. Those left to cherish David’s memory are his wife of 39 years, Debra; his two children, CJ and Erin Cagwin of Inverness, FL; his two brothers, Jay (Sharon) and Terry (Carol) Cagwin both of Largo, FL; his sister, Martha (Don) Wilson of Minnesota; and many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and friends. A gathering of family and friends for a time of fellowship and remembrance will begin at 3 PM to 5 PM on Saturday, July 10th, 2021 at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Linda Carter

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


Michael Coffey

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


Dorothy Combs

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


Harry Conrad

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


Frank Cooper Jr

Frank P Cooper Jr, 87, Inverness, FL
Frank Perrin Cooper, Jr. age 87, died on June 21, 2021, at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL following a lengthy illness. Frank was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey on December 16, 1933, to the late Gladys Duderstadt and Frank P. Cooper, Sr. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Kathleen Roselynd Howard Cooper on October 19, 2012. Left to cherish his memory are his three children: Linda Cooper Gray (Thomas Tuite) of Hernando, FL; David (Karen) Cooper, Sr. of Snellville, GA; and Robert Cooper of Inverness, FL. He will also be dearly missed by his brother, John “Jack” (Shannah) of Gloucester, VA; his five grandchildren who felt their grandfather was one of the kindest, most generous and funniest grandpas of all time: David (Nicole) Cooper Jr; Jillian Gray (Cameron) Smith; Jonathan (Heather) Cooper, Matthew Cooper, Peter Michael (Briana) Gray and two great grandchildren: Collins Kathleen Cooper and Ellie Rose Gray. Frank grew up in Cranford, New Jersey spending summers at the Jersey shore. He graduated from Cranford High School and then from Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, WV with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He played baseball at both institutions with dreams of making it to the majors. In addition to baseball, he was President of the Intra-Fraternity Council and Chapter President of Tau Kappa Epsilon while at Davis & Elkins. Upon college graduation, Frank married his high school sweetheart, Kathy, on July 23, 1955 and soon moved to Youngstown, OH to begin his 30+ year career with Republic Steel and to start a family. He began his career in accounting with stints in other areas before retiring as the Director of Administration, Manufacturing Division. Frank also had his own tax preparation/bookkeeping business for over 30 years. While living in Youngstown, Frank and Kathy were very involved in their community. Frank was instrumental in the growth of the Wedgewood Park Baseball Association, where he helped to build both the field and program from the ground up. Friends of his children all loved him as he was a light in their childhood and has remained so to this day. His love for the game of baseball continued when Frank and Kathy moved to Inverness, FL in 1994 and he quickly became a devoted fan of the Tampa Bay Rays. Frank jumped into Florida life right away by playing golf and enjoying social activities at Inverness Golf and Country Club. The mild Inverness weather vs. Ohio winters found him enjoying wearing his shorts in December, often saying “The Chamber of Commerce pays me to wear shorts in the winter.” Throughout the years, Frank has enjoyed family beach trips, cruising and traveling with his good friends, fishing, golfing, boating, reading, and keeping abreast of the daily news. He attended the sporting and school events of his children and grandchildren with enthusiasm and great support. Frank will be remembered for his great sense of humor and quick wit. Frank could set up a joke and wait months before you knew you had been had. Recognized as a conservative, sincere and thoughtful thinker, he was very generous and appreciative. “Fun loving” with a tremendous smile, he gave BIG hugs to his family and friends. A Celebration of Life for Frank is scheduled for Saturday, July 10th at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, FL. Friends may visit with the family from 10:00 AM until the service begins at 11:00 AM. Pastor Paul Giglio will officiate along with close family and friends. Burial will follow later at Oak Ridge Cemetery.


Anita Crosby

Anita Crosby, 83, Lecanto, FL
Anita Crosby, 83, of Lecanto, FL passed away on June 19, 2021 under the care of Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville, FL. Anita was born to the late Henry and Margaret (McGowan) Ross on May 11, 1938 in Carterville, IL. She was a Service Chief for Veteran’s Affairs for many years. Anita loved bowling, fishing, square dancing, camping with her husband, Dennis in an RV, and baking for their Good Sam’s Camping Club friends. She was preceded in death, along with her parents, by her late husband Ronald Crosby in 2014. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of just shy of two years, Dennis Banks; her children, Ronald Martin (Kara) and Tina Hodges (Donald); her step-children, Kenney, Ray, Mike, and Joseph Crosby, Vicki Rhodes, Betty Hunnicutt, Lester and Gregory Lytle, Karen Kratzer and Barbara VanCamp; her brother, Michael; and her many beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Arrangements for Anita are private at this time. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


James Crouch

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


Doris Denicola

Doris M Denicola, 98, Inverness, FL
Doris Marie “Dorie” Denicola, 98, of Inverness, FL passed away on July 9, 2021 under the care of VITAS Healthcare of Lecanto, FL. She was born to the late Earl Caswell and Edna Drager on February 9, 1923 in Maumee, OH. She made Citrus County her home in 2005 after moving from Guntersville, Alabama. Doris loved thrifting, reading and listening to music. Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, her son, Christopher and his wife Charlene, and her sister Betty (James) Rimel. She leaves behind a half-sister Edwina (Harold) Cox, a daughter, Sandra Vogel; her three grandchildren, Sean Vogel, Kristen Vogel, and Angela (David) Weible of Michigan; and her four great-grandchildren, She will be greatly missed. Arrangements for Doris are private. She will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, alongside her late husband, at a later date. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Patrick Devitt

Patrick D Devitt, 82, Lecanto, FL
Patrick David Devitt of Lecanto, FL passed away at Diamond Ridge Health and Rehabilitation on July 12, 2021 at the age of 82. He was born to the late Edward P. and Helen F. (Biba) Devitt on June 9, 1939 in Chicago, IL and was Catholic by faith. Patrick proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army. Prior to retirement, he was employed as the Chief Engineer of Klaff Realty in Chicago, IL for over 17 years. He relocated from Chicago in 2001 and made Citrus County his home. Those left to mourn Patrick’s passing include his brother, Ronald Devitt and his wife Barbara; and sisters: Helen Wheeler and Lois Foy. He was preceded in death by one brother, Edward Devitt. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Patrick has been scheduled for Friday, July 23, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness and will be conducted by Father Tim Cummings of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Patrick will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at a later date. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Paul Dolcemascolo

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


Robert Dollar

Robert L Dollar, 83, Lecanto, FL
Robert Lee Dollar, age 83, Lecanto, FL passed away at home on July 20, 2021 under the loving care of his family and Vitas Hospice. Mr. Dollar was born in Pelham, GA on November 4, 1937 to the late Johnnie and Romie (Vickery) Dollar and came to Citrus County in 1962 from Tampa. He was the founder and owner of the Robert Dollar Plumbing and Electric Co., and D&D, Inc. He was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church in Inverness. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, but most of all, spending time with the family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 59 years, Juanita (Christianson) Dollar; 2 sons: Robert Lee Dollar, Jr. and wife, Gloria of Dunnellon, FL; David James Dollar and wife, Melissa of Hernando, FL; 2 daughters: Wanda Justine Durbin and husband, Mike of Lecanto, FL; Penny Sue Smith of Lecanto, FL; 4 sisters: Grace Tribble and Dot DeVane, both of Plant City, FL; Pat Parrish of Wildwood, FL; Gaynel Buckaloo of Lakeland, FL; 12 grandchildren: Britton, Brandon, Logan, Sabrina, Casey, Codi, Randy, Bobby, Shane, Kyle, Brandy, and Pepper; 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 5 brothers: Buford, Paul, Dennis, James, and Ray. His sisters: Margaret & Ollie Mae. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 1:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness with Rev. Terry Roberts, pastor of Crossroads Baptist Church officiating. Entombment will follow in the mausoleum of Oak Ridge Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 12:00 noon until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to: The ALS Association @ donation.als.org


Marie Doran

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


Kenneth Edwards, II

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


John Embry, Sr.

John J Embry, Sr., 65, Ocala, FL
John J. Embry, Sr. age 65 of Ocala, FL passed away at his sons home located in Inverness on June 29, 2021 under the loving care of his family and HPH Hospice. John was born in Lake Worth, FL on December 29, 1955 and lived a long, adventurous life. Loving father of John J. Embry, Jr. (Lisa A. Embry), Virginia Embry, Samantha Embry (Shawn Watkins, Sr.), James Embry (Cheyenne Embry). Proud papa of Cheyenne, Brittany, Skyler, Shawn, Jr., Aaliyah, Joslyn and Ivy. Proud great papa of Isaac. He is further survived by his beautiful sister Peggy and nieces and nephews. John was a talented welder and a jack of all trades. His moto was “where there’s a will, there’s a way”. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Georgia Kel Eye

Georgia Kel Eye, 63, Dunnellon, FL
Georgia Kel Eye of Dunnellon, FL passed away while under the loving care of her family and Cate’s House Hospice in Ocala on July 12, 2021 at the age of 63. She was born to the late Paige and Hannah (Phelps) Creech on April 15, 1958 in Richmond, VA. She made Florida her home in 1983 after relocating from Illinois with her young family. Kel lived her life in the service of caring for others. She was known for giving her time and energy to those who needed it the most. Her love for her family was felt through time spent walking hiking trails, enjoying the serenity of nature and through her many artistic creations. Kel’s sense of humor, love for her family and her dedication to her community will be fondly remembered and dearly missed. Those left to mourn Kel’s passing include her son: Dalan Eye; daughters: Saundra Jarrett and Deanna Miller; brothers: Kurt Creech and the late “Bubba” Creech; sister: Janda Wilson; and 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Kel decided to donate her body to science and will be transferred to the University of Florida in Gainesville for anatomical donation. Her selfless gift and act of kindness will help train and further the education of future physicians and healthcare professionals. Local arrangements under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations be made to Hospice of Marion County.


Kaylan Flatt

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


Delbert Freeze, Sr.

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


Gail Gilbertie

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


James Gillespie

James A Gillespie, 81, Floral City, FL
James A. Gillespie, 81, of Floral City, FL passed away on July 1, 2021 at his home with his loving wife by his side. He was born to the late Alfred and Delia Beauchane Gillespie on January 29, 1940 in Jacksonville, FL and he made his home Citrus County 23 years ago with his wife, Billie, when moving from Pasco County, Florida. He was a Code Enforcer for the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department for many years. Those left to cherish James’ memory are his wife of 23 years, Billie; his son, James Gallagher and his wife, Jennifer of Houston, TX; his “adopted” daughter, Stacy Davis of Floral City, FL; and his four grandchildren, Christopher, Amber, Trevor Gallagher, and Miranda Scott. He was loved deeply and will be missed by many. Arrangements for James are private. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Jose Gonzalez

Jose D Gonzalez, 68, Citrus Springs, FL
Jose D. Gonzalez, born on January 24th, 1953, in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. Jose was a proud father, army veteran, and a beloved husband. Jose peacefully passed away at the age of 68 on Thursday June, 24th, 2021. He is survived through his wife; Gloria I. Gonzalez, daughter; Taina I. Gonzalez, son; Jose D. Gonzalez Jr., son-in-law Erik R. Miner, and granddaughters Annie K. Miner, and Jasper L. Miner. Jose was an army veteran of 21 years, retiring as a Sargent First Class. It was during his time in the service that he met the love of his life, Gloria. On June 30th, 1990, Jose and Gloria were married. Within the next few years, their children, Taína and Jose Jr. were born, and the family was complete. Jose then spent another 21 years with the Citrus County School Board as a bus driver. Through out his career, he was known for being one of the biggest personalities in the room. His smile and laughter was contagious, and he still would always go out of his way to make anyone laugh. His caring nature and charming personality made him extremely memorable. Whether you knew him for 10 years or 10 minutes, everyone who came in contact with Jose have nothing but loving memories of him. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 8th at 10:30AM at Our Lady of Grace, 6 Roosevelt Blvd, in Beverly Hills, Florida. Following the service, the Interment will be held at 1:30PM at the Florida National Cemetery, 6502 SW 102nd Ave in Bushnell, Florida. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family.


Loel (Lori) Greene

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


Carole Griffin

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


Laura Elizabeth Hall

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


Shawn Hanlin

Shawn A Hanlin, 59, Inverness, FL
SHAWN ADAM HANLIN, 59, a much beloved son, brother, uncle and friend, died Monday, June 21, 2021,with his family by his side in Inverness, Florida. Shawn was born July 10, 1961, in Baltimore Maryland to Walter N. Hanlin Jr., and Ann Shirley Boni Hanlin. His father was self employed owning his own shoe repair business, Hanlin Shoe Repair, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida for over 30 years. His mother was a Deli Manager for Winn Dixie in Ft. Lauderdale where she retired after 25 years. They moved to Inverness, Florida in 2010. Shawn grew up in Ft. Lauderdale Florida, along with his large Irish/Italian family consisting of his parents, five brothers and three sisters, moving there in 1971. He attended New River Middle School and Stranahan High School. Shawn was a jack of all trades you could say. He held his General Contractor's license for the past 20 years, and prior to that had done a plethora of jobs, including traveling sales, electrical contracting, glazier contracting, and the list goes on. He was very talented on many levels and was a quick study. Shawn loved traveling and had seen most of the contiguous United States during his many journeys. He had a generous heart full of empathy and compassion for others and would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. He also loved animals and they loved him in return. Shawn never met a stranger. He had the best personality and charm galore. And you couldn't miss those big baby blue eyes or resist them. But most of all, Shawn loved his beautiful Italian Mother, Ann. She was everything to him... along with her spaghetti and meat sauce of course, his favorite, which she would always fix for him every time he came home to visit. Shawn is survived by his father, Walter N. Hanlin, jr., his sisters, Crystal Ann Hanlin Chasan, Dawn Lynn Hanlin Lalibertie, Anna Mae Hanlin, and one brother, Kelly John Hanlin of Ft.Lauderdale, Fla., along with a special mention to Maggie Auletta, Roger, and his many special nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends. He is preceded in death by his Mother, Ann S. Boni Hanlin originally of Follansbee WVA, his brothers, Walter Norris Hanlin, III, Timothy J. Hanlin, and Stacy Lee Hanlin, all of Ft.Lauderdale, Fl. A Memorial, and Celebration of Life afterwards, will be held on July 10, 2021, Shawn's 60th birthday, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, at Lauderdale Memorial Gardens, wherein a special Niche will be interned at the Columbarium to memorialize him always. Shawn was immensely loved and will be sorely missed by all. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Harold Hardy

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


William Hardy

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


Betty Harrison

Betty L Harrison, 68, Inverness, FL
Betty L. Harrison, 68, of Inverness passed away June 29, 2021, at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Betty was born on March 5, 1953 in Headland, Alabama, to the late Eugene and Mattie (McKee) Ward. She came to Citrus County in 1972 from Winter Garden, FL. Betty was the Seafood Manager at Winn Dixie Grocery Store, and was a member of the Redemption Point Assembly of God Church. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Mark Harrison, Sr.; her sons: Mark Harrison, Jr. and his wife Lindsay of Lake Butler, FL, David Brian Harrison and his wife Monica, of Murphy, NC, her daughters: Kimberly Morris and her husband Joseph, of Alaska and Ashley Harrison of Inverness; her brothers: Carlton Ward of Woodfin, NC, Stancil Ward of Slocomb, AL; her sister, Annette Ulry of Marianna, FL; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson Drew Morris, her brother, David Ward, and her sister, Betty G. Ward. Celebration of Life Services for Betty will be conducted on Monday, July 5, 2021, at 2:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, with Pastor Tim Rose and Mr. Mark Harrison, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at the Hills of Rest Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1:00 PM until service time.


James Herman

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


Richard Heymer

Richard L Heymer, 64, Hernando, FL
Richard Luke Heymer, age 64, Hernando, FL passed away June 30, 2021. Cherished husband of Lorraine (Zakrzewski) Heymer; Beloved son of the late Richard and Doris (Peters) Heymer; loving brother of 4 brothers and 4sisters; Father of the late Christopher Heymer (1983) Funeral services from Konopka Funeral Home in North Bergen, NJ with burial to follow in St Joseph’s Cemetery, Hackensack, NJ. A Memorial Service will be held at Gulf to Lake Church on Friday, August 6th, at 11:00A.M.In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Gulf to Lake Church, Crystal River, FL. Under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL


Dale Hissim

Dale A Hissim, 76, Crystal River, FL
Dale A. Hissim, 76, of Crystal River, FL passed away June 27, 2021 at Vitas Hospice in Lecanto, FL. He was born in Easton, PA on July 8, 1944 to the late Herman and Mary (Morris) Hissim. Dale was a construction contractor, and arrived in this area many years ago. He is survived by his sons Doug Hissim of North Carolina, and Dale Hissim of South Carolina. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Dawn Horton

Dawn M Horton, 52, Floral City, FL
Dawn Michelle Horton, age 52, Floral City died suddenly on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at home. Dawn was born in San Diego, CA on October 3, 1968 to the late Grover Henry Drake and Patricia Kay Bick-Drake and came to Citrus County from South Carolina in 2017. Dawn was a kind and selfless woman. She was adventurous, intelligent, strong willed, and tough. She loved her children and everyone else's children too!! She will be forever remembered for "No Rules Day"!!! Dawn traveled the world at an early age as a military brat. She loved to travel, especially taking cruises and going to the beach. Dawn loved to be around family and always enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She was always a very hard worker and had many professions. We can definitely say she was always tougher than most, she grew up as her dad's son lol (Doing all the things a son would normally do). As a child she practiced ballet and played multiple instruments including clarinet, flute, and violin. She had a love for Motorcycles like no other, it was the freedom she got from every ride she couldn't find anywhere else. If you ride you know!!! She was also very creative; she had many hidden talents in arts and crafts. Definitely loved shopping. One thing we know is that Dawn touched more hearts than we could ever imagine. From her smile to her contagious laugh. The memories we are left with shall carry us each through these difficult times. We all love you so much and miss you even more! With this we leave you with this poem. SHIP BEYOND THE HORIZON The human soul is like a ship Sailing proudly on Life's seas, With sails hoisted in magnificence She sails upon the buoyant breeze. Then, as she fast approaches The horizon far away, She slips gently from our site Towards another day. Although we cannot see her Nor no longer gaze in awe, She still sails proudly onward Too far off distant shore. Those waiting on that distant shore For our loved ones who have passed, With open arms will welcome them And Embrace them at long last. Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Lathie E. “Mo’ Horton of Floral City; 2 sons: Kevin Benjamin Suta and his wife Amy of Floral City; Geoffrey Drake Shirling and his wife Amber of Floral City; 2 grandchildren, Nolan and David.


Raymond Hudson

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


Kenneth Hulse

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


Robert Hylen, Sr.

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


Margaret Immerso

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


Margaret Immerso

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


Georgia Inman

Georgia L Inman, 96, Inverness, FL
Georgia L. Inman of Inverness, FL passed away at Vitas Hospice in Lecanto on July 10, 2021 at the age of 96. She was born to the late Emanuel Franklin and Hilda (Riffer) Rubley on April 8, 1925 in South Bend, IN. Georgia was married to her loving husband Lloyd D. Inman for 70 years until his passing on September 18, 2011. Together they made Citrus County their home in 1980 after relocating from Largo, FL. She was a Christian by faith. Georgia enjoyed traveling and loved the outdoors. In her younger years she was an award winning archer. A talented seamstress, she very much enjoyed making quilts. She crafted and donated hundreds of quilts to Citrus County charities over the years. Georgia was such a talented seamstress, she made high end clothing for serious Barbie doll collectors. Some of her designs included real fur and even long full length gloves for the Barbie’s hands. Those left to mourn Georgia’s passing include her sons: Larry Dean Inman and his wife Amy and Richard Kenneth Inman. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Jeff Inman and his wife Melissa Inman, Zach Inman; great grandchildren: Ken Inman, Noah Inman, Victoria McCarty, Kambryan Wegner, Jacob Inman, Lucas Inman; 4 great great grandchildren; and siblings: Marceline Inman, Eldean Rubley and Mercedese Frank. In addition to her husband Lloyd, Georgia was preceded in death by her sister, Juanita Bratina. Georgia will be laid to rest with her husband at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. A committal service is scheduled for Friday, July 16, 2021 at 11:30 AM and will be conducted by Pastor Paul Giglio of Calvary Chapel of Inverness. Friends are invited meet Georgia’s family at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home prior to the service to join the procession to the cemetery which will depart promptly at 10:45 AM. The family requests no flowers. Please consider a donation to the American Heart Association in Georgia’s memory. Donations can be made to: American Heart Association, 10 Glenlake Pkwy NE South Tower, Suite 400, Atlanta, GA 30328. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Michael Jaworski

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


David Jayne

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


Ronald "Butch" Johnston

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


Vera Kaseta

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


Dorothy Kelly

Dorothy M Kelly, 91, Hernando, FL
Dorothy Mae Kelly, 91, of Inverness, Florida passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Bayfront Hospital in Spring Hill. Dorothy Mae was born May 22, 1930 in Gorman, TN. She was the 3rd child of six. After marrying the paper boy, Willie O. Kelly, they moved to Nashville surrounded by family where they added 6 children. Dorothy was a godly woman, devoted wife and mother. She made quilts for all her children and grandchildren. Other people were also touched by her and her abilities as she made blankets, scarves, baby items for everyone she knew. Those left behind to cherish her memory, husband of 73 years, Willie O. Kelly, Sr.; sons: Leon, Roger, Jeff and daughter, Valerie Camacho. She was preceded in death by sons, David and Willie, Jr. and her 3 brothers and 2 sisters. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. We will always carry her memory with us. As a member of the Trinity Baptist Church her goal and wish was for everyone to know Christ. For those who wish to honor her memory, in lieu of flowers, donating can be made to the Trinity Baptist Church, 2840 E. Hayes Street, Inverness, FL 34453; 352-726-0100. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 2:00 PM from the Trinity Baptist Church of Inverness with Pastor Jerry Bloxton officiating. Interment at a later date in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, TN. Cremation with care by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Sara Kelly

Sara A Kelly, 88, Inverness, FL
It is with deep sadness and much love that we mourn the loss of Sara Ann Barker Kelly, who passed away on June 20, 2021 at the age of 88. Born in North Carolina to Edna and Charlie (CD) Barker, she graduated from Jasper High School in 1950 and received her Bachelor's Degree from Florida State University in 1954. Sara was an educator and taught at Wildwood High School, Citrus High School, Edgewater High School, Malone High School, Lively Technical School, Leon High School, and Withlacoochee Vocational Technical School. Music was dear to her, and she played the piano and organ and enjoyed singing in choirs. She especially loved butterflies, birds and angels. She was a 15-year volunteer at Citrus Memorial Hospital. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Inverness and had a deep, abiding faith in Christ as her Lord and Saviour. Sara dearly loved and was very proud of her family, who cared for her wonderfully. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 62 years, Milton; son Charles (Clare); daughter Janice; grandchildren Harlan, Hayden and Bailey; sister Rebecca Houghton (Eric); brother James David Barker (Marsha); her extended Kelly family of brothers and sisters and many nieces and nephews; and seven Barker nieces and nephews. Sara was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Linda Peeples. The family wishes to extend special thanks to those angels who helped the family care for Sara during her extended illness. In lieu of flowers, Memorials to: Gideons International or Vitas Hospice. Celebration of Life Service Saturday, July 3rd, 11:00 AM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Reverends Joe Sims and Byron Brown officiating. Visitation from 10:00 AM until the service begins. Cremation With Care- Chas. E. Davis


Millie King

Millie King, 83, Inverness, FL
Millie King, 83 of Inverness, passed away June 20, 2021 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Millie was born on April 13, 1938 in New York City, NY, to the late John and Mary (Chuprun) Markovich. She came to Citrus County in 1991 from Stockton, California, and was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Inverness. She was a transcriber with the Citrus County Sheriff’s office for 11 years and was in law enforcement for 46 years. Millie’s affiliations include: Past President of the East Citrus Republican Club, Committee Woman for the Republican Executive Committee, Secretary for the Friendship Quilters Guild, President of the Inverness Chapter of Mended Hearts, Member of the Women of the First Lutheran Church and the First Lutheran Church Alter Guild. Left to cherish her memory are her son: Ronald Lebed; her sister, Susie Yakabooski, her step daughter, Donna Plichta and husband Michael, and step son Stephen King; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her dear friend and caregiver, Thala Duteau. Millie was preceded in death by her first husband, John Lebed, who was killed in the line of duty in New Jersey in 1960; her second husband, Donald King in 2018, her son John Lebed in 2021, and her brother John Markovich and sisters, Katherine Letosky and Maryanne Smaligo. Funeral services for Millie will be conducted on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 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 in Inverness. Millie’s urn will be interred at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, at a later date, with her husband Donald. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to: Mended Hearts, Inc., 1500 Dawson Road, Albany, GA, 31707.


Audrey Klauza

Audrey Klauza, 84, Hernando, FL
Audrey Klauza, 84, of Hernando, Fl, passed away July 16, 2021 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL. Audrey was born on April 22, 1937 in Escanaba, Michigan, to the late Richard C. and Alice (Frappier) Williams. She came to Citrus County 7 years ago from Southgate, M. She worked for many years as a legal secretary before retiring. Left to cherish her memory are her children: Terry Stevens and his wife Patricia; Timothy Stevens and Nicholi J. Klauza; her sisters, Sally Barnes and Mary Alice Finlan; 5 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter Pauline Stevens Yeakel; her sister, Margaret Hardwick and brothers: Richard C. Williams, Jr. and Bill Myers. Cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Donald Leuallen

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


Sarah Lillis

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


Bruce Lowell

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


James Mack

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


Olga Madrigal

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


Patricia Marcuri

Patricia J Marcuri, 84, Hernando, FL
Patricia Joyce Marcuri of Hernando passed away while under the loving care of her family and Vitas Hospice in Lecanto on June 17, 2021 at the age of 84. She was born to the late Glenn and Marietta (Patterson) Carter on August 1, 1936 in Alliance, OH. Patricia met her husband Drosos “Russ” Marcuri when they were both traveling on a Greyhound Bus bound for Baltimore. They shared 59 years of loving marriage. Patricia was a Christian by faith and a member of Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church in Lecanto. She enjoyed volunteering and was very active in the church until her health began to worsen and she had to slow down. Patricia enjoyed crafting and making ceramics in the past. She absolutely loved gambling and playing slot machines. Taking trips to Biloxi, MS to visit the casinos was one of her favorite things to do. In addition to her husband Drosos, those left to mourn Patricia’s passing include her daughter, Maria and her husband Frank. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers: Vance, Wayne and James Carter. A Funeral Service for Patricia will take place at 10:30 AM at Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church in Lecanto on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 with Father Reverend George Ioannou officiating. Burial for Patricia will take place at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Giles Marino

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


Frances "Fran" Mastrandrea

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


Robert "Cody" Mattull

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


Pamela McCullough

Pamela A McCullough, 66, Floral City, FL
Pamela Anne McCullough of Floral City, FL, passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on July 3, 2021, at the age of 66. Pamela was born on January 1, 1955 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Charles and Veronica Long. On June 14, 1974 Pamela married Dale McCullough, whom she shared 47 years of a loving marriage. Pamela was a homemaker for her two daughters and loved reading and word search puzzles. She was a Christian by faith. In addition to her husband, Pamela’s passing will be mourned by her two daughters Tanya and Jennifer, her sister, Pat and her brothers, Jimmy and Chuck. Also she has five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Pam was preceded in death by her parents and two older brothers: Eddie and Tommy Long. Funeral services for Pam are scheduled on Friday, July 9th , 3:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Dale Marshall officiating. Burial will follow in Hills of Rest Cemetery of Floral City FL. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.


Edward McKenna

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


Pauline McKenzie

Pauline E McKenzie, 102, Floral City, FL
Pauline Estella McKenzie of Floral City, FL passed away at her home on June 29, 2021 at the age of 102. She was born to the late Charles and Gladys (Primm) Taylor on December 1, 1918 in Phillipsburg, KS. Pauline moved to Florida 4 ½ years ago after relocating with her daughter to be closer to family. She was a Catholic by faith and a member of the Holy Name Catholic Church in Coffeyville, KS. Having lived through the depression era, Pauline became a very resourceful woman. She was an experienced farmer, an avid gardener and a talented seamstress. She could also construct and build anything. Pauline was also extremely creative. She enjoyed writing and even sold some of the articles she had written. Those left to mourn Pauline’s passing include her daughter, Linda Lee of Floral City, FL. She is also survived by a great many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandbabies. They were truly the loves of her life. Sadly, Pauline was preceded in death by 3 of her children, two sons, Chesley and Thomas McKenzie and one daughter, Sharon Keathley. Following cremation, Pauline will be laid to rest with her family in Coffeyville, KS. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Linda McKettrick

Linda G McKettrick, 63, Inverness, FL
Linda Gail McKettrick, age 63, Inverness, FL passed away June 29, 2021 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Linda was born in Inverness on November 10, 1957 to the late R.G and Jonnie (Beatty) Grumbling. She was a lifetime resident, having attended local schools and working in the family printing business , R.G. Printing, until R.G. and Jonnie retired. Linda then worked for the Citrus County Chronicle and eventually moved to the county office. She also worked for Excel Printing and finally retired from WYKE Radio/TV station. She was of the Presbyterian Faith. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 46 years, Guy K. McKettrick; her 2 children: Kenny McKettrick and his wife Christina of Inverness, FL; Kimberly Seal and her husband Scott of Citrus Springs, FL; 2 brothers: Stewart Grumbling of Crystal River and Billy Grumbling of Brooksville; 1 sister, Debbie Carpenter of Shady Grove, FL; 4 grandchildren: Savannah, Haley, Emma, and Cole; many nieces, nephews, and extended family. She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Grumbling on November 12, 2015 A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Friday, July 9, 2021 at 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with family members and friends officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Key Training Center. Cremation with care provided by the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory.


James Merenda

James Merenda, 89, Lecanto, FL
James Merenda, 89, of Lecanto, FL passed to be with his Lord and Savior on July 3, 2021 at his residence in Lecanto. He was born in Newark, NJ on February 18, 1932 to the late John and Harriet (Pott) Merenda. Jim served our country honorably in the U.S. Navy. He was a homicide detective for the Baltimore MD police department, and arrived in this area in 2002, coming from Englewood, FL. Jim enjoyed hunting and fishing, and spending time outdoors and in his workshop. He had a great sense of humor, but most importantly, he knew Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. Jim was preceded in death by his loving wife Suella in 2017, his sister Grace Crouse, and his grandchild, Travis. Mourning his passing are his children Michael Merenda and his wife Susan of Nokomis, FL, and Kathryn Jamrock and her husband John of St. Charles, MO; step daughter Roxanne Umstot of Hyndman, PA; and grandchildren Christina, Logan, and Hans. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Henry Messer

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


MSG Raymond Michael Jr. US Army (Ret)

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


Dale Miller

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


Constance Millikan

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


David Millikan

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


Michael Millspaugh

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


Sherry Murray

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


Naomi Mury

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


Mary Nelson-Watson

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


Curtis Noel

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


Timothy Nurse

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


Mary O'Brien

Mary V O'Brien, 95, Inverness, FL
Mary Virginia O'Brien, age 95 passed away June 25, 2021. She was born 6-21-26 in Lafayette, IN where she went to Jefferson High School. Her husband was Lloyd O'Brien and they were married September 3, 1949 and lived in Anderson, IN. Virginia worked at Community Hospital until retiring in 1990. She and her husband moved to Inverness, FL in 1995. Lloyd died in 2001. She is survived by her daughter Peggy Muir, daughter Bonnie Rinker and son Mike O'Brien. Mrs. O'Brien was an active member of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church where she was a member of Daughters of the King. The memorial service will be held on June 30, 2021 at 10am at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church and burial in their memorial garden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 114 N. Osceola Ave., Inverness, FL 34450 or to the charity of your choice. Cremation With Care - Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory


Christopher O'Hara

Christopher J O'Hara, 35, Hernando, FL
Christopher John O’Hara sadly and unexpectedly passed away on July 17, 2021 at the age of 35. He was a lifelong resident of Citrus County, FL. Chris was a talented cook and had worked at many restaurants throughout the area including Beef O’ Brady’s. He loved football and was a huge fan of the Buccaneers. He was also a fan of NASCAR. Christopher is survived by his children: 15 year old daughter Brianna Smith, 11 year old son Leland O’Hara, 10 year old daughter Destiny O’Hara, 8 year old son Caleb O’Hara; his father David Paul O’Hara; brothers: David O’Hara and Michael O’Hara; sister, Christina Nicole Opsahl; the mother of his children, Nanette Smith; and a great many friends. He was preceded in death by his mother Laura O’Hara in 2016. A Celebration of Christopher’s Life is scheduled for 2:00 PM Saturday July 24, 2021 at Jug’s Pub located at 3283 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa, FL 34448. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Elizabeth Owens

Elizabeth D Owens, 64, Inverness, FL
Elizabeth “Betty” Diane Owens, 64, of Inverness, FL passed away on July 20, 2021 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. She was born on September 18, 1956 in Yonkers, NY. Betty enjoyed working as a CNA and spending time with her family. She truly saw all of her children’s friends as her children as well and because of this, she has many “adopted” children that she lovingly calls her own. She is survived by her daughter, Michelle (Jonas) Anderson and her “adopted” daughter Jean Gill; her grandchildren, Brianna (Michael, her husband), Alexis, Craig Jr. (Kamira, his significant other), Alijah, and Desmond; her “adopted” grandchildren, Jade and Tyler; and her great-grandchildren, Amelia, Iyanna, Antonio, Michael Jr., Makaio, and Kayden. Cremation with Care was under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 7th, 2021 at 2:00 PM at New Testament Baptist Church of Floral City, FL.


Heather Peffers

Heather A Peffers, 57, Floral City, FL
Heather Ann Peffers, 57, Floral City, formerly of Saint Petersburg, FL. Passed away on July 20th 2021 at home. She was born in, Springfield, MA to the late Francis and Ruth Ann (Miller) Walsh and came to Citrus County from Saint Petersburg. She was a ray of sun shine and made friends wherever she went. Her friends and family would call her a social butterfly. She loved her cubby mermaids (manatees). She loved spending time with family, Camping, Traveling, and Shopping. She always had a smile on her face and was always in a good mood. She loved being a Gigi and loved her Grandson so much. She loved her family and all her friends, she loved working at Sleepy Hollow Fish Camp, she would always talk about it, it was her favorite place on the Island. She is survived by her Husband, Richard Alan Peffers, 1 Daughter Fawn Marie McCoy (Michael), 1 Grandson, Maverick Alan McCoy 1 Brother, Heath Walsh (Amy), 3 Sisters Amy Jo McClain (Chuck), Charlene Leckie (Buddy), Buffy Snow (Phillip), She was a aunt to 15 nieces and nephews. Cremation with care Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Lawrence Penrod

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


Frank Petrucci

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


William Pitts

William H Pitts, 83, Citrus Springs, FL
William H. Pitts, “Bill”, 83, of Citrus Springs, FL passed away on July 23rd, 2021 under the care of Citrus Memorial Hospital of Inverness, FL. He was born to the late Charles and Anna (Taunitis) Pitts on June 11th, 1938 in Girardville, PA. He honorably served our country as a United States Army Officer and bravely served in Vietnam where he received a Purple Heart. He worked as a Financial Systems Analyst for many years and was able to travel with his wife, Regina, for many years due to his line of work. He was a people-person who loved to socialize and talk with friends, family, and even strangers on the street. He loved making new friends and memories. He also loved fishing, golfing, and antique cars. He was an avid gun enthusiast and loved to collect antique paper bills and coins. He was a member of the Inglis Masonic Lodge #324. Bill was preceded in death by his siblings, Charles, Edward, and Helen. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 36 years, Regina; his children, William, Vaughan, Nancy, and Kathleen; his step-son, Steven Rome; his siblings, Robert and Mary Jean; his six cherished grandchildren; and his one adored great-grandchild. Arrangements for Bill are private. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


James Poitras

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


Donald Purcell

Donald E Purcell, 89, Inverness, FL
Donald E. Purcell of Inverness, FL passed away at his home while surrounded by his loving family while under the care of Vitas Hospice on July 11, 2021 at the age of 89. He was born to the late John C. and Irene (Maze) Purcell on March 3, 1932 in New Castle, IN. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army, working in intelligence during the Korean War. Donald attended Ball State University in Muncie, IN and went on to earn his Master’s Degree from the University of Notre Dame. He then began a long career in education as a math teacher for both high school and college level math classes. Donald was married to his loving wife Nancy for 64 years. Together they lived in Arlington Heights, IL, moved to Evansville, IN for a few years then settled in Inverness 25 years ago. After making Florida his home, Donald took up bicycle riding and became an avid rider who really enjoyed riding the Withlacoochee State Trail. He also loved to play golf in his spare time. Another pastime he enjoyed was watching horse racing. He once took a class on handicapping skills for races and won a contest on the same day, correctly picking 7 out of the 9 races. Donald greatly enjoyed sports and coached both football and baseball for his sons’ teams when they were teenagers. In addition to his wife Nancy, those left to mourn Donald’s passing include his sons: Michael Purcell and his wife Ellie of Inverness, Rick Purcell and his wife Amy of Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren: Molly Purcell and D.J. Purcell of Phoenix, AZ, Keith Purcell of Atlanta, GA, Kyle Purcell of Orlando, FL; step grandchildren: Chase Musser and his wife Meghan of Orlando, FL, Lauren Gras and her husband Ben of Orlando, FL; sister in law, Lynda Purcell of Inverness, FL; brothers in law: Jerry Winters and his wife Mary of Fort Wayne, IN, Keith Winters and his wife Jean of Inverness, FL, John Shultz of Lakeland, FL. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jim Purcell; sisters in law, Sheila Shultz and Julia Nuss; and brother in law, David Nuss. A gathering of Donald’s friends and family for sharing and remembrance will take place at the Inverness Golf and Country Club on Saturday July 17th 2021 from 3PM to 5PM. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Nancy Reeder

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


Leslie Rhodes

Leslie N Rhodes, 69, Floral City, FL
Mr. Leslie Neal Rhodes of Floral City, FL passed away at his home while under the loving care of his family and Vitas Hospice on July 9, 2021 at the age of 69. He was born to the late Lloyd E. and Elsie M. (Keefer) Rhodes on November 17, 1951 in Hancock, MD. Leslie made Floral City his home in 2009 after relocating from the east coast of Florida. He was a skilled woodworker and an extremely talented craftsman. Many of his woodworking creations including tables, hutches and built-in wall units are still being used in many restaurants and businesses on the east coast of Florida. Most recently, Leslie took part in the repainting and some maintenance of his sister and brother in law’s church, the Fifth Street Church of Christ in Crystal River. He will be remembered by his family as a loving father and brother. Those left to mourn Leslie’s passing include his daughter, Dawn Baughman and Phil; son, Richard Rhodes and Laurie; brothers: Harold “Dusty” Rhodes, Joseph “Joe” Rhodes and his wife Linda; sisters: Kathleen Chastain and her husband Byron, Marian Johnson and Edith Rhodes. He was preceded in death by his son, Kevin Rhodes. A Celebration of Leslie’s life will take place at the Lecanto Church of Christ located at 797 S. Rowe Terrace, Lecanto, FL 34461 on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 11:00 AM. Friends are invited to join the family in visitation beginning at 10:30 AM until the hour of service. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


David Rivard

David A Rivard, 75, Hernando, FL
David Alan Rivard, Sr., 75, of Hernando, FL passed away on June 23, 2021 at his home under the care of VITAS Hospice and surrounded by his loving family. He was born to the late Albert J. and Dorothy Coleman Rivard on April 13, 1946 in Leominster, Massachusetts. He began work in “Plastic City” in Leominster, MA, first beginning on the floor as a plastic-manufacturing machine operator and worked his way up to Assistant Plant Manager at the plastic factory. He made Citrus County his home with his wife, Terry at the very beginning of this year, after they moved from Leominster, Massachusetts to follow David’s dream of wanting to live in Florida for the last few years. He and his wife have celebrated 58 years of marriage together, and he was deeply loved and cherished by her. Dave will be remembered for having a big heart, being sensitive but ornery, and an all-around family-oriented man. He loved visiting Hawaii with his wife, and taking cruises with her. He belonged to the Leominster Sportsman Club, and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and being outdoors. He also belonged to the Exchange Club of Montachusett Area and then the Exchange Club of North Worcester County. He was also known as “Mayor on the Hill” to his neighbors. Dave was preceded in death by his brother, Ronald Rivard who passed in 1980. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Terry Rivard; his children, David Alan Rivard, Jr. of Clearwater, FL, Tammy Anne Gaydos wife of Edward of Freeport, FL, and Dawn Marie Thibaudeau, wife of Dave of Fitchburg, MA; his sister, Debra Ann Attreau wife of Richard of Inverness, FL; his eight cherished grandchildren, Crystal Lynn Rivard, David Albert Rivard, Sean Michael Rivard, Jonathan Andrew Gaydos, Steven Alan Rivard Howell, Ashley Nichole Gaydos, Samantha Jean Gaydos, and Tabitha Lee-Anne Taylor; and his six adored great-grandchildren, Jalynn Rivard, Aliece Almestica, Damian Almestica, David Parry Rivard, Aiden Michael Rivard, and Annabelle Joy Gaydos. He was loved by many and will be deeply missed. In Lieu of flowers, donations to his church, Horizon Christian Fellowship, 356 Broad St., Fitchburg, MA 01420 Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Richard Riveron

Richard Riveron, 47, Inverness, FL
Richard L. Riveron, also known as “Rick”, of Inverness, FL passed away at the age of 47 in Inverness, FL. He was born to the late Mario L. Riveron and Debbie (Godding) Riveron on August 29, 1973 in Miami. He was an Auto-Body Repairman for many years and he and his family made Citrus County their home six years ago when they relocated from Atlanta, Georgia. He was an avid gun collector, loved target practice, and enjoyed working on cars. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 21 years, Erin Fitzpatrick; his son, Austin Riveron; his mother, Debbie; his three brothers, Dustin, Zach, and Chuck; and his sister, Dana. Services were Sunday, August 29, 2021 at 2:00 PM from Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Giglio officiating. Cremation With Care – Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home.


John Roos

John W Roos, 67, Inverness, FL
On Tuesday, June 22, 2021, John W. (Flynn) Roos, loving husband and father to four children, passed away at the age of 67. John was born on April 1, 1954 in Wilkes-Barre, PA to Jack and Wilma (Brandt) Flynn. He earned his BA in English from the University Of New Hampshire while serving his country in the US Air Force. He retired from 20 years of active duty as a Tech Sergeant having served during both the Vietnam and First Gulf Wars. He then went on to serve the Citrus County School District as a Journeyman Trades Worker HVAC before retiring a second time in 2019. In 2009, he married Lynn Hillis of Floral City, FL where they shared her two boys, Michael and Steven. Preceding this, on April 29, 1978, he married Rebecca Sue Estes of Norwich, VT and raised their son Jason and for a time, Dr. Wesley Mann of Gainesville, FL. John had a passion for history. He loved ancient cultures and spent a lot of his free time learning about Roman, Greek, Aztec, and Mayan civilizations. He also loved old maps, nautical charts, and books. Professionally, John was known for his courteousness, politeness, and assiduousness. John was amicably thought of as a ‘gentle giant.’ John was preceded in death by his father, Jack Flynn, his mother, Wilma (Brandt) Roos, and his stepfather, Ralph Roos. He is survived by his wife Lynn Hillis, his four children – Jason, Wesley, Michael and Steven, his daughter-in-law Heidi, his grandchildren Arihana and Bryson, his brother Gary, his Sister Jane, and several nieces, and nephews. John will be laid to rest in Spokane, Washington at a later date. There will be a celebration of life on Thursday July 1, 2021, at 2pm at Redemption Point Assembly of God 4201 S. Pleasant Grove Rd, Inverness, Florida 34452, Ph: 352-726-1107. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home assisted the family.


Edith Rosio

Edith Rosio, 55, Homosassa, FL
Edith “Edie” Marie Rosio of Homosassa, FL passed away while under the loving care of her family and Vitas Hospice in Lecanto on July 3, 2021 at the age of 55. She was born to the late Ernest Clarence and Joan Nellie (Bombard) Drake on December 16, 1965 in Keene Valley, NY and was Catholic by faith. Edie made Florida her home in 1997 after relocating Au Sable Forks, NY. She managed and operated the Nature Coast Charity Thrift Store and was very proud of the fact that the funds they raised were used to assist veterans in need. Edie was known for her charitable, kind and giving nature and the incredible lengths she went to care for others less fortunate. She truly did the work of an angel. She fed the homeless and even kept a refrigerator stocked with food in her garage so any child in her neighborhood could have a good meal if they couldn’t get one at home. Edie was really considered a mother to everyone around her. She also gave clothing and shoes to those who needed them. Edie’s family was her greatest joy and she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. Her family always came first. Those left to mourn Edie’s passing include her husband of 37 years, Kevin Rosio; her children: Jayson Rosio and Cyndel Rosio of Homosassa, Tiffany Reynard and Daniel Reynard of Beverly Hills; brothers: David Drake (Diane), Edward Drake (Helen), Frederick Drake (Wanda), Howard Drake (Amy) and Richard Drake all of Au Sable Forks, NY; and 7 grandchildren. A Celebration of Edie’s Life is scheduled for Sunday, July 11 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Whispering Pines Park Recreation Center in Inverness. It is requested of those who are planning to attend, to please bring along a covered dish for everyone’s enjoyment. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Edie’s memory in care of Kevin Rosio. Cremation care by Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Mary Rouse

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


Dairold Rushing

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


Ruth Sabrosky

Ruth A Sabrosky, 77, Brooksville, FL
Ruth Ann Sabrosky, 77, of Brooksville, FL passed away in Brooksville at BayFront Hospital on July 12, 2021. She was born to the late Charles W. Miller and Viola G. (Burris) Miller on May 18, 1944 in Lowell, Massachusetts. She was a dedicated homemaker and a Certified Nursing Assistant for many years. She married her late husband, Dean, in 1992. He passed away on September 21st, 2006. Ruth made Citrus County her home 9 years ago when she moved from the state of Michigan. She was an avid arts and crafter, and loved coming up with new craft ideas. Ruth, along with her parents and husband, was preceded in death by her siblings and by her grandson, Donavan. Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Heath Walsh (Amy) of Seminole, FL, Charlene Leckie (Buddy) of Colorado Springs, CO, Heather Peffers (Richard) of Floral City, FL, Buffy Snow (Phillip) of Centerville, MI, and Amy McClain (Chuck) of Sturgis, MI; her brother, Charles Miller; her sister, Eleanor Sanger; her 16 grandchildren, Fawn, Jeremy, Aaron, Kaitlyn, Nick, Sarah, Wendy, Amber, Jacob, Daniel, Betty, Melissa, Abigail, Abraham, Thomas, and Sarah; and 25 cherished great-grandchildren. She was loved by many and will be missed dearly. Local arrangements and Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL. A Celebration of Life will be held in Michigan at Hackman Family Funeral Home at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Lighthouse, Brooksville, FL


Wolfgang Schwickerath

Wolfgang Schwickerath, 59, Inverness, FL
Wolfgang Mathias Schwickerath, 59, of Inverness, passed away with his loving wife by his side at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville on July 21, 2021. Wolfgang was born in Monheim, Germany on December 28, 1961 to the late Peter Edmund and Gertrud (Junker) Schwickerath. He came to Citrus County in 2000 from Cologne Germany. After coming to Floral City, Wolfgang purchased the Shamrock Inn. He loved good food and enjoyed spending time with his customers at the Shamrock. His favorite day was Saint Patrick’s Day. He also enjoyed fishing, going out on his boat and playing darts with his employees. Wolfgang is survived by his wife, Regina Freywald who he married on November 19, 2008, having known each other since 1977. He treasured his time with her and their dog Max. A Celebration of Wolfgang’s life will be held at the Shamrock at a later date. Please check the Shamrock’s Facebook page for future details. Cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Patricia Scott

Patricia G Scott, 71, Crystal River, FL
Patricia G. Scott, 71, of Crystal River, FL, passed away June 28, 2021 at Bayfront Seven Rivers Hospital. Patricia, known to her friends and family as Pat, was born in Indian Rocks Beach, FL on March 26, 1950, to James E. and Betty (Moore) Meares. Pat and her late husband, Mike, moved to Citrus County in 1977, and established Mike Scott Plumbing in 1987. Together with their children, they expanded the business and supported many youth programs, organizations and founded a scholarship program. Pat enjoyed tremendous success in business, but she was most proud of her family. In addition to spending time with her family, Pat also enjoyed fishing and playing cards. Left to cherish her memory are her children: Shawn Scott and his wife Samantha, of Floral City, Jason Scott and his wife, Heather, of Beverly Hills, and Tracy Hinde and her husband Mike, of Hernando; her mother Betty Holcomb; brother Michael Meares; sisters: Cheryl Dykstra and Nancy Kelly; her grandchildren: Sabrina, Mercedes, Jacob, Evan, Aubree, Michael, and Savannah; great grandchildren: Brayden and Brixton. In addition to her husband of 51 years, Mike, Pat was preceded in death by her father, James Meares. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. With respect to Pat’s wishes, there are no funeral services planned.


Jodi Seto

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


Debralee Shaw

Debralee A Shaw, 60, Hernando, FL
Debralee Anne Shaw of Hernando, FL passed away on July 15, 2021 at the age of 60. She was born to the late Ronald and Dorothy (Lesko) Hopper on October 31, 1960 in Yonkers, NY. Debralee had various professions throughout her lifetime to include waitressing, hairdresser and most recently working as a certified nursing assistant. She made Citrus County her home in 2007 after relocating from Bradenton, FL. Debralee was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed the simple things in life such as shopping and coffee. She was an avid gardener and loved her fur babies. She had a kind heart and was a loving and caring person who was always there to help others. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. Those left to mourn Debralee’s passing include her husband, Stephen Crews; sons: Kody Crews, Jason Shaw; daughters: Lauren Gould and her husband Jared, Kayla Crews. Sisters: Elizabeth Owens and Nancy DeFeo. Grandchildren: Jason, Amelia, Abigail, Paige, Justin, Alyssa, Yaya and Alana; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 3:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home and will be conducted by Pastor Paul Giglio of Calvary Chapel of Inverness. Friends are invited to join the family in visitation beginning at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Joseph Shulk

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


Mary Lynda Simmons

Mary Lynda Simmons, 70, Hernando, FL
Mary Lynda Simmons, age 70, Hernando, FL passed away July 23, 2021 at The Grove Health & Rehab Center. Lynda was born in Hernando, FL on February 2, 1951 to the late Clyde and Joyce (Bell) Alexander. She enjoyed a 30 year career at Citrus Memorial Hospital, attaining the title of Business Manager for several departments prior to retirement. She was a member of The New Church Without Walls in Lecanto. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 49 years, Melvin Lamar Simmons, Sr.; 3 children: Byron (Marie) Simmons, Citrus Springs, FL; Dana (Charles) Thomas, Hernando, FL; Alexia (Jose) Torres, Orlando, FL; 6 Brothers: Bishop Dr. Douglas ( Teresa) Alexander, Citrus Hills, FL; Clyde (Claudette) Alexander, Madison, FL; Clarence Alexander of Hernando, FL; Tommie, Johnell, and Kermit Alexander, all of Hernando; 5 Sisters: Brenda (Wayne) Thomas, Inverness, FL; Joanne Bass, Tampa, FL; Travis Ford, Madison, FL; Pearlina Alexander, Inverness, FL; Stephanie Richardson, Beverly Hills, FL; mother- in- law, Freddie Lee Simmons, Hernando, FL; daughter-in-law, Elonza Hendred, Inverness; aunt & uncle, Frank and Jewell Adkins, Holder; many adored grandchildren and great grandchildren. Lynda was preceded in death by her son, Melvin “Luke” Simmons, Jr. on October 8, 2019 and her brother, Wyndell Alexander Oct 9, 2016. The Celebration of Life Home Going Service is scheduled for Saturday, July 31, 2021, 11:00 AM at The New Church Without Walls in Lecanto with Rev. Robert Simmons, Rev. Dr. David Houston, and Bishop Dr. Douglas Alexander officiating. Burial will follow in the Hernando Community Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness on Friday from 5:00 – 6:00 PM to view Lynda and pay their respects to Melvin and the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the “Luke” Simmons Scholarship Fund. You may donate: paypal.me/elonzahendred


James Sireci

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


Willys Smelser

Willys L Smelser, 94, Inverness, FL
Willys Lee Smelser of Inverness, FL passed away at his home while surrounded by his loving family on July 5, 2021 at the age of 94. He was born to the late Charles Ernest and Bertha Jane (Crothers) Smelser on September 25, 1926 in Cumberland, MD. Willys proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy and was a Veteran of World War II. Following his military service, he went on to become the Corporate Safety Security Director for the Kelly Springfield Tire Company. After retirement, he and his wife became Florida “Snowbirds” for a number of years and made Florida their permanent home in 2015. One of Willys favorite activities was camping and traveling in his RV. Following retirement he spent 5 months on the road traveling around the country. He made a number of friends over the years during his travels. Willys other favorite past time activity was square dancing. He and his wife were members of a square dancing group that traveled together for a number of years. Willys was a Christian by faith and most recently attended the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness. Those left to mourn Willys’ passing include his loving wife of 73 years, Leona (Collins) Smelser; daughter, Patti Johnson and her husband Stephen of Inverness; grandchildren: Jennifer Lloyd, Melanie Meunier and her husband Kyle, Shane Ebhardt, Austin Johnson and 9 great grandchildren. Willys was preceded in death by sons: Scott Steven Smelser in 1963, William Charles Smelser in 1984; and brother, Royce Arthur Smelser in 2000. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 3:00 PM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness. Following the service, friends that were unable to attend the service are welcome to join the family in visitation from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the funeral home. Following cremation, Willys will be laid to rest at Sunset Memorial Park in Cumberland, MD. In lieu of flowers, the family would request memorial donations be made in Willys’ memory to the Shriners Hospital for Children Charity. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Kenneth Spoon

Kenneth J Spoon, 73, Hernando, FL
Kenneth J. Spoon, 73, was born in Oneida, NY on May 1, 1948 to the late Lyle and Shirley Spoon. He went home to be with the Lord on June 30, 2021 after a long courageous fight with cancer. Kenny is survived by his beloved wife, Anita Spoon, four children (two by birth, two by choice) Jason (Margaret) Spoon, and Brandy Wheeler (Ed Banach) both of Williamstown, NY, James Champion of Mexico, NY and Jenna Champion of Cohoes, NY; one grandchild, Logan Spoon; two brothers, Robert (Alex) Spoon of Camden, NY and Gary (Kristen) Spoon of Williamstown, NY. He is also survived by multiple extended family and friends. Kenny proudly served as a Military Police Officer in the United States Army from 1968 until 1975, doing two tours in Viet-Nam. He retired from the Syracuse VA as a Police Officer. He was a longtime member of the Amboy and New Haven Fire Departments. Kenny also loved many outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, camping, and boating around Panther Lake. He passed this love on to all his children. He also enjoyed sitting on his front deck watching the world around him with his beloved dogs. Kenny attended the First Baptist Church of Hernando, FL, and the Amboy Center United Methodist Church in Amboy, NY. A Celebration of Life service for Kenny will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to your local SPCA, or the American Cancer Society. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Mary Stamberger

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


Florence Staufenberg

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


Alice Stavola

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


Rev. Mark Steinke

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


Barbara Stinedurf

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


Juliet Stone

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


Michael Taylor

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


Doris Tecce

Doris A Tecce, 84, Inverness, FL
Doris A. Tecce, 92, of Inverness, FL passed away July 16, 2021 at HPH Hospice in Lecanto, FL. She was born in Philadelphia, PA on November 29, 1928 to the late Joseph and Helen (Cupo) Diferdinando. Doris was an assembly worker for Proctor & Gamble (Vicks), and arrived in this area in 2005, coming from Quakertown, PA. She attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness, and loved spending time with her family. Doris was preceded in death by her husband Eugene Tecce in 2003. Her survivors include her children Eugene D. Tecce, Jr., and his wife Tammy of Williamsburg, VA, Deborah Tecce of Collegeville, PA, and Dolores Rouse of Inverness. 9 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Lieselotte Tipton

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


Olga Tropila

Olga Tropila, 90, Beverly Hills, FL
Olga Baron Tropila, age 90, Beverly Hills, FL died suddenly on June 23, 2021. A native of New Jersey, she was born on December 7, 1930 to the late Leon and Rose (Walcilchicki) Baron and moved to Florida in 1984 from Edison, NJ. She is survived by her loving son, Allen Tropila of Beverly Hills with whom she made her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony Tropila on November 20, 2005. She also was preceded by her children, Larry, Tina, and Arlene tropila. She will be laid to rest in Florida National Cemetery next to her husband. Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home.


Francine Van Dyke

Francine Van Dyke, 97, Inverness, FL
Francine Van Dyke of Inverness, FL passed away at New Horizons Assisted Living Facility on June 27, 2021 at the age of 97. She was born to the late Harold E. and Mildred (Bartlett) Owens in Elwood, IN on April 4, 1924. In 1942, Francine graduated high school in Anderson, IN at the age of 18. She was married to Billy L. Van Dyke, her loving husband of 68 years until his passing on November 22, 2014. Francine and Billy made Citrus County their home in 1989 after relocating from Barnesville, GA. In her spare time she enjoyed writing and was an avid reader. Francine was very musical and greatly enjoyed playing the piano. Her other favorite pastime activities include spending time with her family. Those left to mourn Francine’s passing include her sons: Jay Van Dyke, Jerry Van Dyke, Michael Van Dyke and Steven Van Dyke, all of Inverness, FL and David Van Dyke (Julie) of Middletown, IN; She is also survived by a multitude of grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Francine was preceded in death by her dear sister, Harriett Miller. Following cremation, Francine will be laid to rest in Anderson, IN at a later date. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Bernardus "Ben" Vander Geld

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


Maureen Whipkey

Maureen S Whipkey, 64, Inverness, FL
Maureen Suzanne Whipkey, 64, of Inverness, FL passed away on July 19, 2021 in Inverness. She was born to the late Clarence Owen Jr. and Barbara Timmons Owen on June 24, 1957 in Tampa, FL. She was a very accomplished, award-winning employee at Alcatel Network Systems in Longview, TX for many years. Maureen enjoyed photography, going on cruises, and sitting and watching the ocean, and fishing with her late husband, Dave. She also enjoyed cake-making and made professional cakes for birthdays and weddings of family and friends at no charge. Maureen was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Dave Whipkey, her sister, Linda Page, brother-in-law, Arthur Wayne Page, and her brother, Chuck Owen. Those left to cherish her memory are her two children, Billy Davis of Inverness, FL and Shauna McKinney (husband Graham) of Lake Jackson, Texas; her brother, Don Lambertson; her sister, Diane Barnett; her five grandchildren, Audrey McKinney, Kade Davis, Cayman Howell, Charley Davis, and Grayson Davis; and her three great-grandchildren, Aibree Davis, Paxton Davis, and Sutton Howell. Arrangements for Maureen are private. She will be laid to rest at Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City, FL at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Nancy Yerbury

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