Obituaries
For the Last 3 Months.

Frank Albrecht

Frank J Albrecht, 91, Hernando, Florida
Frank John Albrecht, 91, Hernando, FL passed away Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the Leesburg Regional Medical Center. Frank was born in Elmhurst, NY on July 10, 1926 to the late Frank J. and Anna (Vesely) Albrecht and came to Florida in 2000 from Troy, VA. He was a Supervisor for the U.S. Postal Service with 40 years of service and served our country in the U.S. Navy. He attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and enjoyed collecting stamps, watching field, track, and gymnastics. He was a gymnast in his earlier years. His affiliations include V.F.W. Post 4252 in Hernando where he served on the Honor Guard, Citrus County Crime Watch, and Arbor Lakes Homeowners Association where he served on several committees. Left to mourn his loss are 3 children: Bill Albrecht and wife Rosemarie of Massapequa, NY; Peter Albrecht and wife Lynn of Southport, NC; and Linda Albrecht, Hernando, FL; 11 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Florence M. on August 8, 2013 and his son, Frank John Albrecht. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with the V.F.W. Chaplain Marlene Simpson and Honor Team officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday morning from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Cremation care with Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Haley Alexander

Haley M Alexander, 54, Citrus Springs, FL
Haley Maria Alexander, age 54, of Citrus Springs, FL, passed away at her residence on February 28, 2018, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Haley was born on September 16, 1963, in Miami, FL, to Antonio and Julie (Day) Feliciano. She worked throughout her life as a server in the restaurant industry but her true occupation was crafting a loving home for her family. Haley moved to Citrus County at the age of 15 after relocating from Miami and met the love of her life, Clarence Alexander, at that time. They shared 22 loving years of marriage. In her spare time, Haley enjoyed playing cards, dominoes, bingo and fishing. She loved spending time with her family and attending her grandchildren’s sporting events and Cheerleading competitions. Haley also looked forward to dinner with her family every Sunday. In addition to her husband Clarence, those left to mourn Haley’s passing are her sons: Dante’ Anton Alexander (Devin Rivera) of Citrus Springs, FL, Armand Bentley of Beverly Hills; her father, Antonio Feliciano of Inverness, FL; her twin sister, Julie Pacheco (Kenny McNeil) of Inverness, FL; sisters: Diane Pacheco of Beverly Hills, FL, Kim Spencer (Jay) of Jacksonville, FL, Vickie Nichols (Randy) of Inverness, FL, Delia Tuten (Kevin) of McEwing, TN, Michelle Feliciano of McEwing, TN, Christina Pacheco of Miami, FL; brothers: Louis Pacheco (Marlene) of Floral City, FL, Alan Feliciano of Inverness, FL, Daniel Feliciano (Tammy Diaz) of Beverly Hills, FL; grandchildren: Zmyrah Lashay and Dante’ Alexander, Jr. of Citrus Springs, FL; brothers in law: Clyde Alexander (Claudette), Madison, FL, Douglas Alexander (Theresa), Citrus Hills, FL, Tim Alexander, Johnell Alexander and Kermit Alexander, all of Hernando, FL; sisters in law: Joanne Bass, Tampa, FL, Linda Simmons (Melvin) of Hernando, FL, Brenda Thomas (Wayne) of Inverness, FL, Travis Ford, Madison, FL, Pearline Alexander of Inverness, FL, Stephanie Richardson of Beverly Hills, FL, Diane Alexander, Inverness, FL; aunts: Jewel Atkins (Frank), of Holder, FL, Geneva Bell of Orlando, FL; lifelong friend and sister, Donna Healey Williams; goddaughter, Domnique Hollis; a host of nieces and nephews; and special friends: Polly Key, Chiedene Tenner, Brenda Kent and Detective Al Key. Haley was preceded in death by her son Clarence “CJ” Alexander, Jr in 2008, her mother, Julie Day just recently in 2018, brother in law Wyndell Alexander in 2016, and in laws: Clyde and Joyce Alexander. A home going service is planned for Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the New Church Without Walls, Hernando, FL, with Reverend Doug Alexander officiating. Friends are invited to call at the church and join the family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM. Burial will take place following the service at Hernando Community Cemetery, Hernando, FL. Arrangements are under the care of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Donna Altiere

Donna S Altiere, 70, Inverness, FL
Donna Sue Altiere, 70, Inverness passed away April 8, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Donna was born in Indianapolis, IN on December 18, 1947 to the late Kenneth and Juanita (Savage) Johnson and came to Inverness in 1981 from St. Petersburg. She was a homemaker and of the Protestant Faith. She is survived by her sons, Donald (Alma) Altiere of Inverness and Anthony Altiere of Lecanto; 3 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Altiere on November 3, 2011 and her son, Michael (Gator) Altiere on February 3, 2008. Private cremation care with Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


June Arnold

June V Arnold, 82, Dunnellon, FL
June V. Arnold, 82, of Dunnellon, FL passed away March 28, 2018 at Timberidge Rehab & Nursing Center in Ocala, FL. She was born in Egg Harbor, ME on October 5, 1935 to the late Paul and Violet (Waters) Weiler. June was a real estate broker, and arrived in this area in 1976 coming from St. Petersburg, FL. She was a Protestant by faith, and enjoyed arts and wooden clocks. June was preceded in death by her loving husband Ed Arnold in 1997, two daughters, June C. Hodson in 2009, and Gail Benjamin in 2017, and two brothers, Jack and Paul Weiler. Survivors include her daughters Dawn Meredith and her husband James, Lynn McDowell, and Kim McDowell, all of Dunnellon; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. June will be laid to rest at Stage Stand Cemetery, Homosassa, FL at a later date. Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Beverly Bailey

Beverly A Bailey, 72, Bushnell, FL
Beverly Ann Bailey, 72, Bushnell, FL passed away at her home on May 10, 2018 under the loving care of her family and Cornerstone Hospice. Beverly was born in Mt. Sterling, OH on August 2, 1945 to the late Howard and Rose (Webb) Morrison and resided in Hillsborough County for several years before moving to Sumter County in 1988, from Tampa. She retired from the Food Service Departments of the Hillsborough County and Sumter County School Systems. Beverly enjoyed spending time with her family, raising her children and grand-children and playing cards with her “grandkids”. She also enjoyed her Hard Rock Casino trips. Left to cherish her memory are her children: Jeffery A. Bailey, Bushnell; Joseph E. Bailey, St. Cloud, FL; Dennis W. Bailey, Bushnell; Alice Elizabeth Bridgham, Bushnell; William A. Bailey, Ridge Manor, FL; brother, Douglas Betts, New Port Richey; 4 sisters: Wilma Morrison, Katrina Morrison, Amanda Koch, and Janet Bush, all of Tampa; and 7 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Levering D. Bailey on December 26 1997. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 2:00 PM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home of Inverness. Burial will follow at a later date in Florida National Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 12 noon until the hour of service.


Dr. Victor Beliveau DMD

Dr. Victor J Beliveau DMD, 65, Inverness, FL
Dr. Victor Jerome Beliveau, D.M.D., age 65, of Inverness, FL, passed away March 4, 2018, at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Victor was born on February 10, 1953, in Holyoke, MA, to the late Francis Roland and Mary Agnes (Johnson) Beliveau. He made Citrus County his home in 1997 after relocating from Palm Harbor, FL. Victor owned and operated his own dental practice in Citrus Springs and truly loved his professional life and working with his patients. In his spare time, Victor enjoyed spending time with his good friends and son duck hunting, deer hunting and fishing. Those left to mourn Victor’s passing include his son, Joshua Beliveau of Inverness, FL; brother, Francis Beliveau and his wife Patsy of New Port Richey, FL; sisters: Diane Musgrave and her husband Richard of New Port Richey, FL, Joanne Beliveau of New Port Richey, FL; several nieces and nephews. Victor is also survived by his loving fiancée of 8 years, Ellie Jones. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is planned for Saturday, March 24, 2018, at 4:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, with the Reverend Dr. Doug Alexander of the New Church Without Walls, Hernando, FL, officiating. Friends may join the family in visitation beginning at 3:00 PM until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Edward "Ed" and "Ted" Berg

Edward "Ed" and "Ted" L Berg, 85, Inverness, FL
Edward "Ed" and "Ted" Berg, 85, of Inverness, passed away on February 27, 2018 after a brief stay at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Born November 20, 1932 at Royal Oak, Michigan to Albert and Mildred (Vause) Berg, he graduated from Pontiac High School and joined the Air Force, serving in the Korean War. Ed married Shirley Kingswell in June 1957, and received a B.S. in chemical engineering from Michigan State University. They moved to Ohio, where he worked in research and development for the Environmental Protection Agency. He earned an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, and also acquired his Professional Engineer license. After retiring from the E.P.A., they moved to Ft. Myers, and later to Inverness, where they have lived for the past 18 years. A member of Inverness Golf and Country Club, his first love was golf, and he had nine holes-in-one. But he also enjoyed fishing, hockey, and was a loyal Cincinnati Bengals fan, even though they never won a Super Bowl. Ed is survived by his wife, Shirley; brother Tom of Ontario, Canada; daughter Theresa (Everett) Crouch of Cincinnati; son Lewis (Kelly) of Franklin, TN; grandsons Lee (Hope) Crouch and Doug Crouch, both of Cincinnati; great-grandsons Tristan and Noah Crouch; and nieces and nephews in Florida, Michigan, Virginia, and Ontario. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, 3075 S. Florida Ave. Inverness. Visitation begins at 2 p.m. and service is at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Ed's honor to The Path of Citrus County, 21 S. Melbourne St., Beverly Hills, Florida 34465.


Hazel Berger

Hazel Berger, 91, Inverness, FL
Hazel Berger, 91 of Inverness, passed away Monday, May 7, 2018 at Serenades at The Villages under the care of Cornerstone Hospice. Hazel was born on December 8, 1926 in Irvine, KY to the late Frank and Betty (Campbell) Neal and moved to Citrus County in 1970 from St. Petersburg, FL. She was a devoted Christian and fellowshipped at numerous churches throughout the community. The world was also her mission field. In addition to traveling to Honduras, Mexico, Texas, and Alaska, her favorite mission field was garage sales in Citrus County. Along with her husband Len, she actively spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to everyone she met, everywhere she went. Left to cherish her memory are 4 children: Arthur B. Berger and wife, Gina of Inverness; Kennie Berger and wife, Melinda of Inverness; Lennie Berger and wife, Terry of The Villages; Dr. Sandra Berger of Linden, VA; 1 brother, Roy G. Neal of Hillsboro, OH; 6 sisters: Dora Henry of Irvine, KY; Opal Puckett Day of Dayton, OH; Lucille Harrison of Irvine, KY; Zorea Hay of Louisville, KY; Faye Hisel of Beaver Creek, OH; Eunice Hall of Kettering, OH; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Vernon “Len” Berger on July 27, 2009, her brother, Lloyd Neal, and her sister, Irene Noland. There will be a Celebration of Life Service on Saturday, May 12th at 3:00 P.M. from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with her sons, Pastors Kennie and Lennie Berger co-officiating. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery Monday, May 14th at 10:00 A.M. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 2:00 P.M. until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to NorthRidge Church, 400 Adelphi Street, Inverness, FL 34452 for distribution to her favorite missions.


Mary Bernardino

Mary A Bernardino, 72, Hernando, FL
Mary Ann Bernardino, 72, of Wycombe, PA and winter resident in Hernando, FL passed away at her residence in Hernando on March 19, 2018. She was born in Newtown, PA on February 24, 1946 to the late George and Irma (Pidcock) Mackissic. Mary was the owner of a filling station, and began her winter residence in Hernando in 2013. She loved traveling, and was an avid bird watcher, being a member of the Audubon Society. Her other memberships included the Wycombe Historical Society, and Wrightstown Election and Polling. She was preceded in death by one sister, and is survived by her husband Vitaliano Bernardino. A Celebration of Life will be held in Wrightstown at a later date. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Frances Bidwell

Frances L Bidwell, 77, Lecanto, FL
Frances L. Bidwell, 77, Lecanto passed away March 25, 2018 at Diamond Ridge Health & Rehab Center. Fran was born in Cherokee County, Georgia on April 19, 1940 to the late Edward and Ethel (Finney) Priest and moved to Florida in 1971 from Tennessee. Fran, with her husband, Bill, was the former owner and operator of Fran’s Upholstery Shop in Hernando for 35 years. Left to cherish her memory are three children, Timothy Bidwell of Lake City, Fl; Theresa Cutting and husband Bill of Spring Hill, FL; Joyce Atherton and husband Jim of Homosassa; 2 brothers, Harold and Roy Priest, both of Tennessee; sister, Margaret Sneed of Beverly Hills; 9 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Bidwell January 13, 2018. They were married for 61 years. Additionally, she lost her son, William “Keith” Bidwell, her daughter, Debra Bidwell, and her sister, Mary Priest. Private burial will be in Florida National Cemetery at a later date. Cremation care with Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Shirley "Lee" Brandt

Shirley "Lee" E Brandt, 91, Inverness, FL
Shirley “Lee” E. Brandt, age 91, of Inverness, FL, passed away at the Grove Health and Rehab Center in Hernando on March 27, 2018. Lee was born on September 18, 1926, in Howard Beach, N.Y., to the late Albert and Kathryn (Hummel) Lindley. She was married to John J. Brandt for 46 years until his passing on March 31, 1993. Lee and John made Citrus County their home in 1971 after relocating from Brentwood, N.Y. In her spare time, she greatly enjoyed playing Bingo at the Highlands Civic Association. Those left to mourn Lee’s passing include her son, JJ Brandt and his wife Rosie of Aztec, N.M.; daughter, Sherry White and her husband David of Inverness, FL; granddaughters: Casandra Brandt and Jessica Walker; step-granddaughters: Rhonda Chambless and her husband Russell, Dava Harvey and her husband Brennan; brother, Jon Hean; sister, Virginia Edsell; 3 great granddaughters, 2 step-great granddaughters and 3 great grandsons. Lee’s urn will be laid to rest with her husband John at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


John "Mike" Bresnahan

John "Mike" Bresnahan, 80, Lecanto, FL
John Michael “Mike” Bresnahan, age 80, of Lecanto, FL, passed away March 4, 2018, at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Mike was born on December 27, 1937, in Syracuse, N.Y. to the late Robert and Evelyn (LaBrake) Bresnahan. He was married to Renie (Turner) until her passing on November 30, 2013. Mike made Citrus County his home in 1973 after relocating from Miami, FL, and worked as a Crane Operator in the Construction Industry. He greatly enjoyed classic hot rods and going to the Citrus County races on Saturday nights. Mike could be very mischievous at times and loved pulling pranks on people. He also liked to stay busy and active and enjoyed doing yard work. He was also very generous by nature and liked helping people, even it if meant giving someone his last penny. Mike especially enjoyed the time he got to spend with his grandchildren. Those left to mourn Mike’s passing and cherish his memory are his sons: Joseph Bresnahan of Inverness, FL, Phillip Bresnahan and his wife Rhonda of Ecuador; daughters: Brenda Hawthorne and her husband John of Aberdeen, N.C., Deena Sivia and her husband Glenn of Beverly Hills, FL; brothers: Shawn and Roger Bresnahan, both of Ocala, FL; sister, Barbara Wasinski and her husband Ed of Syracuse, N.Y.; and a great many grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to his loving wife Renie, Mike was preceded in death by his son, Pat Bresnahan; sisters: Joan, Diane and Susan; and daughter in law, Renee Bresnahan. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Donald Broeker

Donald F Broeker, 86, Floral City, FL
Donald F. Broeker, age 86, of Floral City, FL, passed away April 16, 2018, while under the care of Sturgell Hospice Care Center, Brooksville, FL. Donald was born on May 7, 1931, in Orlando, FL, to the late Irwin and Bernice V. (Sutton) Broeker. He was married to Nancy (Giordano) for 30 years. Donald and Nancy made Citrus County their home 26 years ago after relocating from Largo, FL. He was a member of the Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall, Bushnell, FL, enjoyed fishing and “puttering” around the house and garage. Donald was an English Major in college and an avid reader. He was a stickler for proper English and Grammar. In addition to his wife Nancy, Donald is survived by his son, Robbie Broeker of Seminole, FL, and daughter, Gloria Broeker of New Hope, PA. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Thadis Brown

Thadis L Brown, 91, Citrus Springs, FL
Thadis “Thad” Leon Brown, 91, of Citrus Springs, FL passed away April 24, 2018 at Life Care Center in Lecanto, FL. He was born in Bryans Mill, TX on November 22, 1926 to the late Thomas F. and Revie (Meadows) Brown. Thad served our country honorably in the U.S. Air Force, and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant upon retirement from the military. He had served with distinction during WWII, Korea, and Viet-Nam. Thad arrived in the Citrus County area in 2002, coming from Naples, TX. He was a devoutly religious and much loved man who attended both the Church of God in Inverness, FL, and North Oak Baptist Church in Citrus Springs, FL. Whenever anyone asked him how he was doing, his response was always, “I am blessed and highly favored”. He enjoyed sharing dinner with his daughter Brenda every evening, and walking his beloved dog “Babushka”. Thad liked playing the guitar, fishing and sitting in his garage observing nature. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Lela Mae Brown in 2007, and 2 brothers, Elton and Marty Brown. Thad is survived by his dear daughter Brenda J. Sheldon and her husband Bruce of Citrus Springs, and grandson Brandon Sheldon. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service for Thad will be held Monday, 12:00 noon at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. with Pastors Ray Hill and Stan Stewart officiating. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home from 11:30 A.M. until the time of service. After the service, Thad will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, 3075 S. Florida Ave. Inverness, FL 34450 is in charge of arrangements.


Marjorie Bryant

Marjorie I Bryant, 89, Goldsboro, NC
Marjorie Ingram Bryant, 89, a resident of Brookdale Berkeley, passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 in Goldsboro, NC under the loving care of her family and Hospice. Marge was born in Atlanta, Georgia on February 20, 1929 to the late Harry Ingram III and Lois Johnson Ingram. She was married to the late Charles Odel Bryant, Jr. Marge and Charles moved many times with his work and with their growing family, Marge always connected with their community. After moving to Goldsboro, Marjorie became a member of Jefferson United Methodist Church. Through the years with her family and many friends she had a patient, caring, understanding and open mind, found wonderful conversation thereby giving as well as receiving great love. For the past 15 years Marge enjoyed the company of many friends in her retirement community at Brookdale Berkeley. Marge is survived by her children, Craig Bryant and wife Teresa, Charles O. Bryant III and wife Lee, Charlotte Graham and husband Brian and Carey Bryant and wife Marianne; two grandsons she raised as her children, Clifton Bryant and Curtiss Bryant, Jr.; 16 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda Cornell and son, Curtiss Bryant. We would like to give a very special thank you to the wonderful staff at Brookdale Berkeley for the love and care they provided Marge over these past years. Simple words cannot express our gratitude. Also a special thank you to Community Home Care and Hospice whose staff cared for Marge during her final days. Graveside services will be conducted on Friday, April 27th at 1:00 PM at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. where she will be buried beside her late husband, Charles Bryant. Friends may visit the family at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL Friday from 11:00 AM until the procession departs for the cemetery ar 12:15 PM In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given to Cures for the Colors, SMOC, 203 Cox Blvd., Goldsboro, NC 27534.


Murdock "Bucky" Buchanan

Murdock "Bucky" Buchanan, 91, Hernando, FL
Murdock “Bucky” Buchanan, 91, of Hernando, FL passed away April 30, 2018 at Grand Living at Citrus Hills, Citrus Hills, FL. He was born in Concord, NH on July 18, 1926 to the late Stanley Angus and Alice B. (Milligan) Buchanan. Bucky was a cement salesman, and a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force. He was Protestant by faith, and arrived in this area in 2017, coming from Gray, ME. Bucky loved visiting family in Prince Edward Island, Canada. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, spending time outdoors, and meeting and talking to new people. He loved Boston sports, and thoroughly enjoyed being able to witness the Boston Red Sox winning the first World Series in his lifetime, back in 2004. He had a wonderful sense of humor. Bucky is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Gloria Buchanan. Other survivors include children: Thomas H. Buchanan and his wife Pamela of The Villages, FL, Bette J. Harmon and her husband Paul of Inverness, FL, Debra Hale and her husband Donald of West Burke, VT, and Barbara J. Foster and her husband Philip of Gray, ME; 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Nancy Buebendorf

Nancy A Buebendorf, 61, Newtown, CT
Nancy Ann Buebendorf, 61, Newtown, CT passed away suddenly in U.F. Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville on April 17, 2018 while visiting her mother, Irene Nunes here in Inverness. Nancy was born in Pawtucket, RI on Sept 17, 1956 to Joseph and Irene (Wilder) Nunes. She was employed as a Vice-President in the Trust Department for People’s United Bank and was a firm believer of Jesus Christ and His Resurrection. Left to mourn and cherish her memory is her mother, Irene Mae Nunes of Inverness; 1 brother, Joseph Nunes Jr. and wife, Susan of Inverness; 1 sister, Diane Kearns and husband Patrick of Southbury, CT; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Nunes, Sr. on June 5, 2012 and her brother, Paul Nunes on Nov 20, 2001. Nancy’s life will be remembered and celebrated at a private family service at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home of Inverness with her brother in-law, Pat Kearns and other members of the family officiating. The private service is scheduled for 3:00 PM on Friday, April 20, 2018. Burial will follow in Hills of Rest Cemetery. Floral City. FL


Adrian "A.T." Carroll

Adrian "A.T." T Carroll, 98, Crystal River, FL
Adrian Talbot “A.T.” Carroll, 98 of Crystal River, passed away on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto. A.T. was born in Callahan, Florida on May 1, 1919, to the late Henry Herman and Shelly (Keen) Carroll. He attended public schools in Inverness and graduated from Citrus High in 1937. He entered the army in 1944 and served at Camp Breckenridge, KY, in the 969th Heavy Automotive Ordnance. He started working with W. L. Cobb Construction in Tampa until 1946, when he began to work for Concrete Products of Inverness. A few months later he began hauling blocks for other contractors. He liked to tell that he began his business with 2 shovels and a truck. In 1954, A.T. added a ready mix plant and furnished the concrete for Citrus Memorial Hospital. Over the next three years he continued to expand, adding additional equipment including an asphalt distributor, paving equipment, dragline and bulldozer. In the 1960s he acquired an asphalt plant and in the 1970s was certified to do State road construction work. He did road construction for the cities of Brooksville, Dunnellon, Coleman, Yankeetown and Citrus County. A.T.’s father, Henry, owned saw mills in Floral City, Wimauma, Jacksonville Beach and Lake Wales. He sold his mills to work with his son in his growing business. A.T. was a member of the Floral City Masonic Lodge #133 and Inverness Elks Lodge #2522. He attended the First Baptist Church in Lecanto. A. T. and his wife Ida Mae immensely enjoyed their motor home and traveled to every state, Mexico, and Canada. It was stated that if the motor home would float, Hawaii would have been on the list as well. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 54 years, Ida Mae Carroll; step-daughters: Elsie Crippen of Ocala and Bertha Stanley (Stephen) of Apalachicola; son-in-law: Larry Hartman, and daughter-in-law Vikki Croft of Floral City; grandchildren: Stewart Carroll (Terri), Michele Beckwith (Gerald), Michael Hartman (Kathryn), Jared Hartman (Jennifer), Heather Wylie (Doug), Tracey Cray (David), Levi Stanley, Luke Stanley (Sophia), Chuck Croft (Darla) and Ben Croft (Katrina); great grandchildren: C.J. Carroll (Courtney), Dylan Carroll, Justin Carroll (Kelsey), Savannah Beckwith, Trevor Beckwith, Charalyn Hartman, Michael Hartman II, Elaina Hartman, Ty Carroll, Tyler Bembry, Tab Morris (Shannon), Jack Stanley, Will Stanley, Jena Beck, Olivia Croft, J.W. Croft and Jaxson Croft; great great grandchildren: Aria Carroll, Mila Carroll, Connor Carroll and Remy Morris. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sons John Carroll and Richard Carroll, daughter Peggy Carroll Hartman, daughter-in-law Marion Carroll and grandson Travis Carroll and step-sons Francis Croft and Cleve Croft. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, April 29, 2018, at 2:00 P.M. from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, with Rev. Gary Bailey, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lecanto officiating. Burial will follow Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 7-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Mary Carroll

Mary F Carroll, 93, Inverness, FL
Mary Frances Carroll, 93 of Inverness, passed away April 13, 2018 at the Crystal River Health & Rehab Center. Mrs Carroll was born in Indianapolis, IN on March 10, 1925 to the late Everett and Merle Vera Collings and came to Inverness in 1988 from Sebring, FL. She was a long time member of the Inverness Golf & Country Club, a 50 year member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 483 in Indianapolis and current member of O.E.S. Chapter 164 of Floral City and Inverness. She was particularly proud of that 50 year membership in Indianapolis. She enjoyed golfing, playing bridge, and china painting. Left to cherish her memory are two daughters, Nancy Darden and her husband, Gary of Inverness; Beverly Carroll of Georgetown, KY; 1 grandchild, Whitney Brewer and husband Ben of Georgetown, KY and 2 great grandchildren, Brody and Macy Brewer. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Kenneth (Casey) Carroll, her brother Robert Collings, and step mother, Maude Collings. There will be a Celebration of Life Service on Wednesday, April 25th at 11:00 AM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Greg Kell officiating. Burial will follow at a later date in Florida National Cemetery. The family will greet friends at the funeral home from 10:00 am until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be extended to the Crystal River Health & Rehab Center, 136 N.E. 12th Ave., Crystal River, FL 34429 or the Citrus County Animal Shelter, 4030 So. Airport Road, Inverness, Fl 34452.


Janice Cherney

Janice J Cherney, 81, Inverness, FL
Janice June Cherney, 81, of Inverness, FL passed away March 10, 2018 at her residence in Inverness. She was born in Lake, MI on November 9, 1936 to the late George B. and Arwilda W. (Clark) Loomis. Janice was a Physical Therapist for the State of Michigan, and arrived in this area in 1987, coming from Muskegon, MI. She attended the 1st Christian Church of Inverness, and was an avid Detroit Tigers fan. Janice loved fishing and enjoyed knitting and crocheting. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Frank in 1986, and two sons, Robert L. and Edward J. Martin. Survivors include her daughters, Vicki A. Hayes and her husband Harvey of Erie, PA, Wendy L. Cherney, and Diana Needham and her husband John of Inverness; sisters Betty Dobson, Georgiana Hissong, Bonnie Dutcher, Diane Armstrong, and Kathleen Johnson; 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Michael Colbert

Michael Colbert, 84, Beverly Hills, FL
Michael Colbert passed away at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL, on April 12, 2018. Michael was born on November 18, 1933, in Racine, WI, to the late Cornelius and Lucy D. (Malloy) Colbert. On May 24, 1958 he married Lyn (Marilyn nee Michelotte) who preceded him in death on January 30, 2012. Michael is survived by a great son and daughter-in-law: Thomas and Jayette Colbert of Plano, TX; as well as a matchless brother, Patrick Colbert and his wife Ann; two dear sisters-in-law: Jean Linstroth and her husband Michael and Mary Cronin, all of Racine, WI; as well as several nieces and nephews. Michael attended Marquette University High School and Marquette University. He also attended The University of Wisconsin and Gateway Technical College for continuing education in Real Estate and the Collection fields. He was employed by Wisconsin Bell Telephone Company until 1968 as the director of marketing and placement strategies for coin telephones in the Southeastern section of Wisconsin. He left Bell Telephone to become the General Manager of Finance System of Racine, a Collection Agency whose largest client was Wisconsin Bell. In 1988 he joined the A.M. Community Credit Union of Kenosha, WI, becoming and officer to assist in opening a new office in Racine, securing indirect financing contracts with area auto dealers and obtaining payroll deduction agreements with area industries and businesses. Michael and his beloved wife Lyn both retired in May 1996 and relocated to Beverly Hills, FL, at that time. Michael served as a volunteer on boards for: Hickory Ridge and Aldebaran Homeowners Associations, Racine Realtors Association, American Collectors Association, Wisconsin Collectors Association (Review Board), Family Service of Racine/Kenosha (Division of Family Service of America), Consumer Credit Counseling Service (Advisory Board), National Credit Union Association, Wisconsin Credit Union Association (State Council), Laurel Ridge Association, Beverly Hills Recreation Association, Beverly Hills Community Council, Beverly Hills Civic Association, Association of Beverly Hills Municipal Services Benefit Unit, Our Lady of Grace Pastoral Council, Our Lady of Grace Finance Committee, Beverly Hills Surveillance Unit, West Citrus American Irish Club, Ancient Order of Hiberians, St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee Inc., Beverly Hills Christmas Parade Committee and Keep Citrus County Beautiful, Inc. It is requested that any memorial remembrances be directed to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL, 34464. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Hubert Compton

Hubert Compton, 85, Floral City, FL
Hubert Compton, 85, of Floral City, FL passed away April 1, 2018 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL. He was born in Evansville, IN on November 4, 1932 to the late William and Golda (Miller) Compton. Hubert was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, and owner of the H.A. Compton Plumbing Company. He arrived in this area in 1998, coming from Bushnell, FL and was a Protestant by faith. Hubert enjoyed golfing, doing crossword puzzles, and yard work. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Sylvia Compton. Other survivors include his sons, Mark Compton of Inverness, and Mitchell Compton and his wife Patricia of Murfreesboro, TN; 3 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Hugh Cress

Hugh Cress, 80, Inverness, FL
Hugh Cress, age 80, passed away at his winter home in Inverness, FL on Feb.26, 2018, with his wife Patty at his side. Hugh was born in Los Angeles, CA on December 12, 1937 to the late Hugh and Helen (McMunn) Cress. He was a graduate of Jeffersonville High School and Indiana University. He was a beloved teacher/counselor in the Greater Clark County School System for 25 years. Prior to his career in education, Hugh served in the US Navy, was a Vietnam Vet, and retired from the Naval Reserves as a Chief Petty Officer. In retirement, Hugh and Patty enjoyed traveling internationally, following IU Hoosier sports, participating in LifeSpan Resources' Senior Games, and volunteering for a number of community and charitable organizations. Hugh is survived by his wife Patty; brother, Walter Cress; sister, Linda Speigelhalder; daughter, Connie Cress; grandchildren: Natalie, Kaitlin, and Mike; great grandchildren: Jessica, Bianca, Basia; and great great grandchildren: Kaiden, Islee, and Logan. He also has nieces and nephews whom he adores. Hugh treasured his many great friends who loved and supported him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh and Helen Cress; sons, Mike and Mark Cress; and granddaughter Melissa. A Celebration of Life event will be held in Indiana in the spring. The family asks that expressions of sympathy be made to the Falls of the Ohio State Park or LifeSpan Resources. Cremation care under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Dewey Culbreth

Dewey J Culbreth, 90, Crystal River, FL
Dewey James Culbreth, Sr. of Crystal River, passed away peacefully on March 21, 2018 at age 90, surrounded by his loving family. Dewey was born in Magnolia, North Carolina on August 23, 1927 and was one of six children born to Harvey and Eliza (Sutton) Culbreth. Dewey served two tours in the Navy upon graduating from high school. He served as Petty Officer on a Naval war ship and was a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War. Upon discharge from the Navy, he began a career as a pharmaceutical sales rep for McNeil Laboratories, and was part of the team to introduce Tylenol to the general public. He eventually moved his family from Atlanta, GA to Ft. Lauderdale, FL where he began another successful career selling life insurance. Always reinventing himself as a successful businessman, through connections made selling insurance, Dewey entered the world of construction where he started a successful drywall business. From there, he became a local success in Ft. Lauderdale in the nightclub and restaurant business leading to what continues to be one of the longest running family owned restaurants in Ft. Lauderdale, now operated by his son, Dewey, Jr. Despite his many business successes, Dewey's happiest times were spent with his wife, Shirley, on their 100-acre farm in Chipley, FL. It was there that Dewey developed a passion for horses and became known as the local horse whisperer. He became a talented trainer with a gift for understanding horses, working with those that were difficult to train. After enjoying many years on their beloved farm, Dewey and Shirley eventually retired to Crystal River, FL. Dewey is survived by his loving wife, Shirley, son, Dewey Culbreth, Jr.(Julie), of Fort Lauderdale; daughters Cynthia Buky of Hernando, FL and Deborah Bloss of Inverness, along with grandchildren, Christopher, Travis, Stephanie & Philip, II and two great grandsons, Ezekiel and Philip, III and numerous other beloved family. A celebration of life will be held at Gulf to Lake Church, 1454 N. Gulf Ave., Crystal River, FL 34429, on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dewey's memory may be made to Gulf to Lake Church of Crystal River or Hospice of Citrus County, 3350 W. Audubon Park Path, Lecanto, FL.


Terry Davis

Terry M Davis, 74, Beverly Hills, FL
Terry M. Davis, age 74, of Beverly Hills, passed away March 4, 2018 at Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala, FL. Terry was born on July 20, 1943 in Joplin, MO, to the late Lawrence and Helen (Grabski) Davis. He proudly served his country as a member of the National Guard and was a Methodist by faith. Terry earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching and Education at St. Joseph’s College, Rensselaer, IN. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a Supervisor in a Steel Mill. Terry made Citrus County his home in 2005 after relocating from Hammond, IN. On July7, 2007, he married Gail (Jagielski) with whom he shared 10 loving years of marriage. In his spare time, Terry enjoyed watching television, fishing and going to the movies. He also enjoyed working in the yard. Terry was a very down to earth man but, greatly enjoyed the occasional trip to Las Vegas, NV, for vacation. In addition to his loving wife, Gail, those left to mourn Terry’s passing are his daughter, Kendra Paniagua and her husband Francisco of Schererville, IN; brothers: Jeffery R. Davis of Buda, TX, K. Davis of Hebron, IN; grandchildren: Mikaela Paniagua, Antonio Paniagua and Alexandra Davis; stepson, Brian Jagielski of Spring Hill, TN. Terry was preceded in death by his son, Ryan Davis, in 2009. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Antonio Di Giacinto

Antonio Di Giacinto, 64, Thunder Bay, Ontario
Antonio “Tony” Di Giacinto, 64, of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, and Inverness, FL passed away February 26, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born in Castel Castagna, Italy, and was a General Contractor in the construction industry, as well as a hairdresser. Tony arrived in this area in 2013, coming from Thunder Bay, and attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. He enjoyed traveling, fishing, cooking and playing cards. Tony loved classic cars, watching old westerns on TV, and listening to old Italian music. He is survived by his loving wife of 12 years, Carol Seaton. Other survivors include his children Liana Millar and her husband Jeremy of Pickle Lake, Ontario, Canada, and Lisa Di Giacinto of Vancouver, British Columbia; brother Donato Di Giacinto and wife, Nicole; sisters Antonietta Castellani and husband, Domenico and Rita Castellani and husband Costantino; and 2 grandchildren, Samantha and Nicolas and many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank the community of Inverness for being so kind and welcoming. They also wish to thank all of their friends and neighbors, especially Larry and his family. Tony and Carol’s “Florida Family”, as well as the staff of Citrus Memorial Hospital for their support and compassion. Tony will be laid to rest in Thunder Bay at a later date. Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.


Iris Din

Iris Y Din, 69, Floral City, FL
Iris Yolanda Din, age 69, of Floral City, FL, passed away at home on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, while surrounded by her loving family. Iris was born on November 7, 1948, in Manati, Puerto Rico, to the late Juan and Luz (Colon) Rosado. A Catholic by faith, she married Allan Din in 1966. Iris and Allan resided in Cape Coral for 26 years before relocating to Durango, CO. They returned to Florida 6 years ago to be near the water once again. In her spare time, Iris enjoyed playing golf, working in the yard and spending time with her family. She also loved to shop. In addition to her loving husband Allan, Iris is survived by her son, Erik Din and his wife Jacole of Inverness, FL; brother, John Rosado and his wife Rosie of Miami, FL; sisters: Lucy Rodriguez and her husband Pablo of Miami, FL, Evelyn Rosado of Apache Junction, AZ, Catherine Caldwell of Pennsylvania; and grandchildren: Icely and Braxton Din. A celebration of Iris’ life will take place on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at 11:00 AM, at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Father Claudius Mganga of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness, officiating. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ethel Donley

Ethel Donley, 95, Lecanto, FL
Ethel Donley, 95 of Lecanto, FL passed away March 13, 2018 at Brentwood Health Center in Lecanto. She was born in Philadelphia, PA on October 22, 1922 to the late Max and Rose (Bacler) Sigel. Ethel was a bookkeeper for the hardware industry, and was Jewish by faith. She arrived in this area in 1982, coming from Sea Isle City, NJ. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Michael A. Colistro in 1969, and her second husband William in 2004, brother Bernard Sigel, and sister Gertrude Discount. Survivors include her daughters, Annette M. Reynolds of Waltham, MA and Ruth Witman of East Earl, PA.; and 3 grandsons and 4 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Lois Duvall

Lois L Duvall, 92, Inverness, FL
Lois Louise Duvall, age 92, of Inverness, FL, and formerly of Pueblo, CO, passed away at Citrus Health and Rehab, Inverness, on March 27, 2018. Lois was born in Logansport, IN, to the late Reese and Marie (Wackerly) Laird. She was married to Robert Duvall for 49 years until his passing on February 21, 2003. A Christian by faith, Lois was a member of the First Congregational Church of Pueblo. She was a beloved member of the Pueblo community and had hosted a Saturday morning radio show as “Lady Lois”, and read children’s stories for a number of years. She was the Children’s Theater Director for the Pueblo Parks and Recreation Department and was active in local Pueblo theater. Lois had starred in 2 television commercials for the Visiting Angels Home Healthcare Company that aired in both the United States and Canada. When she wasn’t involved with theater, Lois loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also remained very close to many of the people she grew up with and greatly cherished their friendships. Those left to mourn Lois’ passing include her daughters: Dawn Rowley and her husband Sam of Inverness, FL, Holly Kitt and her husband Gerry of Pensacola, FL, Heather Sandoval and her husband John of Pueblo, CO; sons: Mark Duvall and his wife Susan of Pueblo, CO, Michael Collins and his wife Carol of Colorado Springs, CO; 8 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. Services for Lois are currently being planned for a later date in Pueblo, CO, and will be under the direction of the Montgomery and Steward Funeral Home, Pueblo, CO. Lois will be laid to rest by her husband at Imperial Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Pueblo. Florida arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Gene Dyer

Gene A Dyer, 82, Hernando, FL
Gene Arthur Dyer, 82, of Hernando, FL passed away February 25, 2018 at his residence in Hernando. He was born in Mason, City IA on September 4, 1935, to the late Earl and Ruth (Bistline) and owned and operated several bars and lounges. Gene arrived in this area in 1993, coming from Marengo, IL and enjoyed fishing, playing cards, restoring cars and tractors, and was an excellent handyman. He was preceded in death by 2 sons, Scott and Daniel Dyer, 2 brothers, Gayle and Gary Dyer, and sister Dixie Dyer. Gene is survived by his loving wife of 26 years. Alisa Dyer. Other survivors include his children Steve Dyer of Texas, Duane Dyer of Monroe, WI, and Drew Dyer and his wife Meghan of Marengo, IL; daughters Lisa Hanthorn and her husband Jeff of Jamesville, WI, Brandy Weirich and her husband William of Marengo, Valerie Kline of Waterman, IL, and Kristen Dyer and her fiancé Matt Painter of Auburndale, FL; brothers David and Glenn Dyer; sisters Juanita Zeiger, and Shelly Hensiak; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home and Cremation Care, Inverness, FL.


Doreen Earl

Doreen A Earl, 82, Hernando, FL
Doreen Alice Earl, age 82, of Hernando, FL, passed away at Superior Residences of Lecanto on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Doreen was born on March 16, 1936, in London, England, to the late Ernest John Thomas and Alice (Fuller) James. On October 5, 1957, she married Colin Earl, with whom she shared 60 years of loving marriage. Doreen and Colin immigrated to the United States from England in 1968 and settled in Michigan. In 1998, they made Citrus County their home. Doreen worked as a Librarian and had volunteered much of her time to her children’s elementary school library. She later worked as an Office Manager for a Podiatrist. She learned both German and French and had taken refresher courses for both later in life. Doreen enjoyed Tai Chi, Genealogy and knitting and crocheting. She also liked reading mystery novels. In addition to her loving husband Colin, those left to mourn Doreen’s passing include her daughter, Tracie Bishop and her husband Brian of Parsonsburg, MD; son, Stuart Earl and his wife Tammie of Land O’ Lakes, FL; brother, Keith James and his wife Inga of England; and grandchildren: Colin and Austin Earl and Jessica Bishop. She was preceded in death by brother, Danny James in 2016. A celebration of Doreen’s life will take place on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, with Father Eugene Reuman of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church of Inverness, Celebrant. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home for the viewing beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, Doreen’s family has requested that memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Annette Elia

Annette R Elia, 81, Hernando, FL
Annette Rose Elia, age 81, of Hernando, FL, passed away at Citrus Health and Rehabilitation Center, Inverness, FL, on March 17, 2018. Annette was born on March 21, 1936, in Brooklyn, N.Y. to the late John and Rose (Fischetti) Tartaglia. She met the love of her life, Patsy “Pat” Elia, in Brooklyn, N.Y., 66 years ago. They were married on April 21, 1956, and shared 62 years of loving marriage. A Catholic by faith, Annette and Pat made Citrus County, FL, their home in 1995 after relocating from Brooklyn, N.Y. She had a passion for jewelry, decorating and shopping. Annette also loved her husband dearly and greatly enjoyed spending time with him. In addition to her loving husband Pat, those left to mourn Annette’s passing and cherish her memory are her daughter, Denise Calvoni and her husband James of Staten Island, N.Y.; sister, Genevieve Attanasi of Boca Raton, FL; grandson, Arthur LaGreca of Staten Island, N.Y.; and many loving friends and extended family members. The Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. from Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Beverly Hills, FL, with Father Cesar Petilla, Celebrant. Following the Mass, Entombment will take place at Fero Memorial Gardens, Beverly Hills, FL. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ernest Ellison, Jr

Ernest W Ellison, Jr, 89, Inverness, FL
Ernest Walter Ellison, Jr., 89, Inverness passed away May 4, 2018 at Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. Mr. Ellison was born in Flint, MI on July 9, 1928 to the late Ernest W. and Elizabeth (Talley) Ellison, Sr. He came to this area from Hialeah, FL where he retired from National Airlines as a certified aircraft mechanic with 36 years of service. He served our country in the U.S. Navy. His memberships include the Gulf Stream Masonic Lodge No. 245 in Lake Worth, FL where he was a 60 year member, 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, (Valley of Springfield, MA) and National Airlines Retirees Association (Central Florida Buccaneers). Left to cherish his memory are his children: Steven Ellison and his wife, Lael of Crestline, CA; Allen Ellison and his wife Alicia, Tampa, FL; Anne Seufert and her husband Samuel, Ocala, FL; Mary Lose and her husband, Gregory, Deerfield Beach, FL; 7 grandchildren and 2 great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Marjorie Ellison on April 29, 2004. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 10:30 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness, Florida with Mrs Fran Poff officiating. Masonic Services will follow conducted by the Memorial Masonic Lodge No. 14. Private burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials to: American Lung Assoc http://www.lung.org or Cancer Research Institute http://www.cancerresearch.org


Janina Feranchuk

Janina Feranchuk, 93, Inverness, FL
Janina “Jean” Feranchuk, age 93, of Inverness, FL, passed away at her home on April 11, 2018. Jean was born on September 27, 1924, in New York, N.Y. to the late Wincenty and Helen Kodzis. She was employed as a Seamstress in the Garment District of New York and was also a homemaker. A Catholic by faith, Jean made Citrus County, FL, her home in 1988 after relocating from West Hampton, N.Y. She was an avid reader since childhood and enjoyed working in her garden and caring for her roses. Jean also had a talent for growing African Violets. Those left to mourn Jean’s passing include her children: Johanna Foster of Inverness, FL, John Feranchuk of Steinhatchee, FL, Jayme Feranchuk of Inverness, FL, Janina Tayler of Danville, CA; and several cousins. Jean was preceded in death by her brother, Henry Kodzis. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Marie Foley

Marie C Foley, 92, Hernando, FL
Marie Catherine Foley, age 92, of Hernando and formerly of Floral City, FL, passed away at The Grove Health and Rehab on February 27, 2018. Marie was born on November 28, 1925 in Oceanside, N.Y. to the late Frank and Marie (Tuting) Lemily. On April 20, 1947, she married Harold William “Farmer” Foley, with whom she shared 63 years of marriage until his passing on April 11, 2010. Marie and Harold made Citrus County their home in 1964 after relocating from Pinellas Park, FL. They owned and operated Farmer Foley’s Fruit Stand in Inverness for a number of years then went on to own and operate Farmer Foley’s Nursery. Marie liked to spend her time reading and watching baseball on television. She also loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Those left to mourn Marie’s passing and cherish her memory are her sons: John Foley of Eureka Springs, AR, William Foley of Caddo Mills, TX; daughters: Cathy Banks of Port Orchard, WA, Nancy Slack of Jacksonville, FL, Julie McClelland of Inverness, FL, Janie Larsen of Hernando, FL; sister, Elizabeth Foley of Zephyrhills, FL; 12 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. In addition to her husband Harold, Marie was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Lemily, and one grandchild. You are invited to celebrate the long and wonderful life of Marie Foley on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at 11:00 AM at 2595 E. Hampshire Street, Inverness, FL, 34453. She had an impact on many people’s lives and touched so many hearts. We want to gather on this day not to mourn her loss, but to celebrate her life and the memories that so many of us share. We will be providing sub sandwiches, drinks and a few of Marie’s favorite desserts and ask of those able and willing to bring a potluck side dish or dessert. If you are able to join us on this celebratory day, please RSVP to Jessica at 478-334-4967, as we will need a head count for those who plan to attend. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Roberta Gahagen

Roberta S Gahagen, 75, Beverly Hills, FL
Roberta “Sue” Gahagen, 75, of Beverly Hills, FL departed to be with her Lord and Savior on March 29, 2018 at Grand Living ALF in Hernando. FL. She was born in Cincinnati, OH on April 5, 1942 to the late Alfred and Mary (Carter) Sporleder. Sue was a devoted missionary, and with her husband Donald, they served the Lord with missionary work in South America from 1962 until 1978, and then served with Mission of the World in the U.S. until 2000. She arrived in this area in 2005, coming from Port St. Joe, FL and was a member of Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church. Sue enjoyed kayaking, canoeing, biking, reading, and loved helping others. She was preceded in death by one sister, Alyce Skaggs. Sue is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Donald Gahagen. She is also survived by her sons, Donald “Craig” Gahagen and his wife Heather of Peru, South America, and Timothy Carter Gahagen of Hudson, FL.; 4 grandchildren, Whitney, Kara, Brett, and Jamie; and 4 great-grandchildren, Abigail, Jayda, Gianna, and Caden. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Sue to The Gahagen Flight Fund at South America Mission. This fund will enable SAMAIR to fly more pastors and missionaries to jungle villages in Peru where the good news of Jesus needs to be heard. You can give online at: www.southamericamission.org/gahagenflightfund. Or you can send a check made out to ”South America Mission” with “In memory of Sue Gahagen” in the memo line to: SAM, 1021 Maxwell Mill Road, Ste. B, Fort Mill, SC 29108. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Christopher  Gangler

Christopher Gangler, 55, Hernando, FL
Christopher Gangler, 55, of Hernando, FL passed away May 20, 2018 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. He was born in Chicago, IL on January 22, 1963 and moved to Citrus County in 1993. Chris, the owner of “Chris Gangler and Associates”, was a web designer and social media IT for the Citrus County school district. An ardent Beatles fan, he also enjoyed kayaking, playing video games and sharing his unique sense of humor on Facebook. Chris was a natural dog handler but preferred to stay on the sidelines at dog shows and spoil the dogs at home. He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Marla Gangler (Boychuk). Chris is also survived by his parents, Wayne and Geraldine Gangler, and his brother Ken Gangler and family. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Saturday, May 26, 11:00 A.M. at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 1100 W. Highland Blvd. Inverness, FL 34452.The family will be receiving friends at the church one hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in honor of Chris Gangler to the Citrus County Education Foundation, www.citruseducation.org.


Paul Giglio

Paul F Giglio, 82, Floral City, FL
Francesco Paulo Giglio (Paul F. Giglio), 82, Floral City went home to be with the Lord on March 23, 2018 following a lengthy illness. Paul was born in Woburn, MA on August 10, 1935 to Gaetano and Anna (Impellizzeri) Giglio who immigrated from their native Sicily. He was preceded in death by brothers Phillip, Ignazzio, and Anthony; two sisters: Anna and Marilena. He is survived by his son, Paul Anthony and his wife, April; his best friend, Charlotte Black; daughter, Mary Brooks; 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild as well as many loving nieces and nephews. Paul was a parishioner of Calvary Chapel in Inverness. He gave his life over to the Lord and at 59 and was marvelously delivered from a life of drugs and addiction. For many years he volunteered in faith based drug rehabs and homeless shelters to help others receive freedom from addiction through the Cross of Christ. Paul also led many to faith in Christ by sharing his powerful and inspiring story of a life changed by the grace and love of God. Paul also loved music and singing. He now is worshipping the Lord with all the angels in heaven. We will miss you, but not for long. See you in heaven Papa G. The will be a Celebration of Life Service on Monday, April 26, 2018 at 11:00 AM from Calvary Chapel in Inverness with Pastor Kevin Ballard and others officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to The Sanctuary Mission of Homosassa, Florida. Cremation care with Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Helen Gilbert

Helen J Gilbert, 88, Floral City, FL
Helen J. Gilbert, age 88, of Floral City, FL, passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, FL, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Helen was born on June 16, 1929, in Perinton, N.Y. to the late Earl and Oneata (Kossow) Crippen. On August 11, 1947, she married James Arthur Gilbert, with whom she shared 70 years of loving marriage. Helen and James made Florida their home in 1979 after relocating from Prattsburg, N.Y. and are members of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Hernando, FL. She worked as a School Bus Driver in New York for 13 years and for 10 years in Citrus County, FL. Helen enjoyed square dancing with her husband and together they gave many demonstrations of their talent all over the state of Florida. She liked bowling, gardening and had a tremendous love for animals, especially dogs. After retirement, Helen and James traveled throughout the United States for 9 years in their R.V. In addition to her husband James, those left to mourn Helen’s passing include her daughter, Linda Van Kouwenberg of Rochester, N.Y.; brother, Albert Crippen of Binghamton, N.Y.; sister, Carol Power of Victor, N.Y.; grandchildren: Stacy and Katie; and great grandchildren: Aalaysia, Jaydin and Theodore. Helen was preceded in death by her son, James Alexander Gilbert in 2013. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is scheduled for Monday, May 21, 2018, at 3:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor William Bremner of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Hernando officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home beginning at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, Helen’s family requests memorial donations be made to the Seventh Day Adventist Church Building Fund, 1880 N. Trucks Avenue, Hernando, FL 34442. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


George Goodwin

George Goodwin, 81, Inverness, FL
George “Ron” Goodwin, 81, Inverness passed away May 5, 2018 at his daughter’s home in Inverness. Ron was born in Birmingham, AL on April 2, 1937 to the late Melvin Thomas and Helen Joyce (Smith) Goodwin and came to Florida in 1977 from Del Rio, TX. He served our country in the U.S. Air Force, retiring after 21 years as a flight line inspector. Captain Ron enjoyed fishing, watching NASCAR racing, country music, and football, especially Alabama, “Roll Tide”. Left to cherish his memory are his children: Dennis Goodwin and wife Melanie, Inverness; Gary Goodwin and wife Lisa, St Petersburg, FL; Connie Russell and husband Rich, Inverness; 2 step children, John Morgan and wife Jennifer, Beverly Hills, FL and Peggy Morgan, Boca Raton, FL; his brother and sisters: Leon Goodwin, June Coleman, and Joanne Morgan; loving partner, Cynthia Morgan of Inverness; 5 grandchildren: Brittany, Austin, Courtney, Ashley and Kristen; 1 great-grandchild, Emma, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 13 years, Nancy Kroll Goodwin in 1977; his daughter, Karen Goodwin in 1992, brother, Bud Goodwin, and 2 sisters, Shirley Millwood and Vivian Turquitt. There will be a Celebration of Life Service on Friday, May 11th at 1:00 PM followed by military honors at Florida National Cemetery at 2:30 PM. Friends are invited to visit with the family on Friday from 12 Noon until the hour of service. Cremation care under the direction of Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Jody Gordon

Jody L Gordon, 64, Floral City, FL
Jody L. Gordon, 64, Floral City, FL passed away April 30, 2018 at Bayonet Point Hospital in Hudson, FL. She was born in Elizabeth, NJ on November 1, 1953 to the late Joseph and Gloria (Morella) Pennica. Jody arrived in this area in 2017 coming from Pawcatuck, CT, and was a Roman Catholic by faith, and enjoyed riding horses, motorcycles, and loved animals. She is survived by her son Ross Gordon of Pawcatuck. Services for Jody will be held in CT at a later date. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Gordon Gorsuch

Gordon C Gorsuch, 89, Inverness, FL
Gordon Chester Gorsuch, 89, of Inverness, FL passed away April 9, 2018 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. He was born London, Ontario, Canada on June 21, 1928, and was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. Gordon was a glass worker for Libbey-Owens Ford Glass Company, and arrived in this area in 1978, coming from Toledo, OH. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Inverness, and enjoyed raising orchids, fishing, and spending time with his dog. He was preceded in death by his mother, Nettie Viola Gorsuch; and 2 brothers, Robert and Donald Gorsuch. Gordon is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Shirley Gorsuch. Other survivors include his daughters, Cynthia J. Arnos of Liberty Center, OH, Grace Anne Miller and her husband Richard of Spring City, TN, and Diane Michele Boone of Inverness; 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Gordon’s urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness is in charge of arrangements.


Daniel Graves

Daniel W Graves, 52, Floral City, FL
Daniel Wayne Graves, age 52, of Floral City, FL, died unexpectedly on Thursday, April 19, 2018. Daniel was the son of Kenneth and Frances Graves and born on December 27, 1965, in Hot Springs, AR. He was a Truck Driver by trade and had recently begun working for Connect Express. Daniel made Floral City his home 1 year ago after relocating from Arkansas. He was known for his sense of humor and loved playing jokes and pranks on his friends. Daniel enjoyed landscaping, planting trees and laying stonework in his yard. He also liked making t-shirts, building things and playing air hockey with his step-daughter. Daniel’s passing will be mourned by his loving fiancée of 4 years, Sherry Hix, whom he had known since she was 14 years old. Others that will cherish Daniel’s memory include his daughter, Annalyssa Green of Benton, AR; step-daughters: Brittany Hix and her fiancé Matthew of Winter Haven, FL, Desi Hix of Floral City, FL; step-son, Robert Hix of Floral City, FL; brother, James Graves; sister, Margaret Graves; his best friend, Mark Roach; and friend and business partner, Earl Henderson. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


John Grissen

John Grissen, 100, Inverness, FL
John Grissen, 100, of Inverness, FL passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at New Horizon Assisted Living in Inverness. He was born in Rusk, MI on June 2, 1917 to the late Henry and Jennie (Schrotenboer) Grissen. John was a Tool and Dye Maker, as well as a celery farmer. A man of deep faith, he was a charter member of Haven Reformed Church in Hamilton, MI. John arrived in this area 13 years ago, and enjoyed gardening, golfing, playing cards, and loved his church and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred (Kaper) Grissen, and his second wife, Eunice Skelton Grissen. He was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Raymond and Harold Grissen, and 2 sisters, Sue Weatherwax and Gladys Van Huis. John is survived by his sons, David Grissen and his wife Sharon of Bend, OR, and Jerry Grissen and his wife Pat of Inverness; 7 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. A Celebration of Life for John will be held on Tuesday, 2:00 P.M. at Living Water Ministries, 4007 N. Lecanto Hwy., Beverly Hills, FL 34465, with Pastor Wayne Wilkinson officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in John’s memory to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL, 34464. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is in charge of arrangements.


Alma Hale

Alma R Hale, 79, Wheelersburg, OH
Alma Ruth Hale, 79 died May 5, 2018 in Inverness, FL at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Alma was born in Sugar Grove, OH on June 28, 1938 to the late Archie and Mary Alice (nee Noxell) Richard and had been a seasonal resident in Florida for many years. Left to mourn her loss is her husband of 57 years, William “Bill” Hale; 2 sons, Rodney Scott Hale of Wheelersburg, OH; Kevin Sorensen of Redding, KS; Her brother, Howard Richard; 2 sisters, Nancy Lynd and Mary Broughton; 1 grandchild, Katie Hale. She lost her daughter, Kimberly Ann Hale in 2003. Services are scheduled for Friday, May 11th from the Rubyville Community Church with Pastor Calvin Ray Evans officiating. Burial will follow in Universal Cemetery, Rubyville, OH under the direction of Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home, Minford, OH. Chas E Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL handled local arrangements.


Viola Hapeman

Viola J Hapeman, 82, Crystal River, FL
Viola J. Hapeman, 82, of Crystal River, FL passed away April 14, 2018 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. She was born in Athens, GA on April 11, 1936 to the late Noah Abraham and Mary Beatrice (Cash) Womac. Viola was a beautician by trade, and arrived in this area in 1996, coming from Georgia and was Baptist by faith. She enjoyed clogging, gardening, and spending time with her family. Viola was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Bill and Melvin B. Womac, and one sister, Wanda Lunsford. She is survived by her children, Billy Rodgers and his wife Denise of Cross Roads, GA, Bobby Hapeman of Crystal River, and Linda Hapeman of Denton, TX; brothers Bob, Claude, and Jack Womac; sisters Katherine Mason and Ruth Ross; and 3 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Patricia  Hartigan

Patricia A Hartigan, 63, Inverness, FL
Patricia Ann Hartigan, age 63, of Inverness, FL, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Patricia was born on June 8, 1954 in Norwalk, CT, to the late David Francis and Mary Ann (Virgulak) Hartigan. She was a Certified Nurses Assistant and worked in Healthcare throughout her lifetime. Patricia was a member of the Inverness VFW Post #4337 and enjoyed spending time there with her many dear friends. She is survived by her sister, Marianne Yordon of Connecticut and brother, David Hartigan of Arizona. Patricia’s friends plan to hold a memorial for her at the Inverness VFW at a later date. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


James Hartley

James M Hartley, 84, Inverness, FL
James M. Hartley, 84, of Inverness, FL passed away March 20, 2018 at his residence in Inverness. He was born in Philipsburg, PA on December 11, 1933 to the late Ernest Wilson and Marjorie (Perks) Hartley. James served our country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a serviceman for several telephone companies, including Bell Telephone, AT&T, and Lucent Technologies. James arrived in this area in 1993, coming from Norristown, PA, and was a Protestant by faith. He also enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting, camping and spending time outdoors. James was preceded in death by one brother, Robert W. Hartley, and one sister, Virginia Weiss. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Marie Hartley. Other survivors include his children Jack Scott Hartley and his wife Holly of Inverness, James M. Hartley and his wife Karen of Bensalem, PA, Gail Ann Freedman and her husband Phillip of Media, PA, and Susan Bauhof and her husband John of Bensalem; brother John D. Hartley and sister Kathleen Rainear; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Graveside services with military honors for James will be held at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL, Monday, April 9, 11:00 A.M. All who wish to go to the cemetery in procession are requested to be at the funeral home no later than 10:00 A.M. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, is in charge of the arrangements.


William Hedden

William R Hedden, 61, Floral City, FL
William Robert Hedden, 61, of Floral City, FL passed away March 22, 2018 at his house in Floral City. He was born in Rockford, IL on August 20, 1956 to the late William L. and Blanche (Johnston) Hedden. William was a machinist, and arrived in this area in 2015 coming from Spencer, IA. He enjoyed racing cars, watching wrestling, and was an avid Chicago Bears fan. William also enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Kenda Hedden. Other survivors include one son, Ken Hedden of Spencer, IA; one sister, Rhonda Hedden of Orlando, FL; and 4 grandchildren, Carli, Camden, Stryker, and Aryanna. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ann Hernandez

Ann Hernandez, 100, Inverness, FL
Ann Hernandez, age 100, Inverness passed away March 28, 2018 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast with her loving family at bedside. Mrs Hernandez was born in Brooklyn, NY on May 15, 1917 to the late Paul and Katie Samar and moved here in 1974 from Dobbs Ferry, NY. She was employed at Anaconda Wire & Cable Company in Hastings, NY and was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses (Inverness Unit). She is survived by her daughter, Arline Skolowec, Yonkers, NY; 7 grandchildren and several great and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Frank Hernandez on July 20, 1997, her son, Robert Hernandez, and her brothers and sister, Frank, Andrew, Mike, and Mary Davis. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday March 31st, at 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery


Layla Herring

Layla Herring, 41, Floral City, FL
Layla Herring, age 41, of Floral City, FL, passed away at her residence on Thursday, May 10, 2018. Layla was born on September 7, 1976, in Neptune City, N.J. to Mark W. Cornish and Virginia (Ketcham) Orfin and made Floral City her home 1½ years ago after relocating from Ecru, MS. She was a homemaker throughout her lifetime and a very creative and artistic individual. Layla enjoyed making crafts, refurbishing old furniture and mosaics. Those left to mourn Layla’s passing include her children: Rhiannon Eve Richardson and Aaron Akers, both of Mississippi; father Mark Cornish and his wife Jennifer of Farmingdale, N.J.; mother, Virginia Orfin of Floral City, FL; siblings: Andy Globis of Florida, and Crystal Globis of New Jersey; stepsister, Robyn of New Jersey; and nieces: Anna and Brittany, both of New Jersey. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Keith Hertik

Keith R Hertik, 52, Bay Shore, NY
Keith Richard Hertik, 52, of Bay Shore, NY died Feb 25, 2018 in an automobile accident. Keith was born in Patchogue, NY on April 10, 1965 to Joseph and Victoria (Czubak) Hertik. He was mechanically inclined and a cabinet maker by trade, but excelled in all aspects of home construction. As a young man, he played the drums and had a gift for art and drawing cartoon characters. Keith was Catholic by faith. Left to remember and mourn his loss are his parents, Joseph and Victoria of Inverness; 2 daughters, Melissa Galvin and Crystal Mena; his sister, Linda Roesel and nieces, Courtney and Taylor Roesel. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday, March 6th at 10:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Claudius Mganga celebrant. Cremation care with Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness.


Doris "Jane" Hibbens

Doris "Jane" Hibbens, 92, Floral City, FL
Doris “Jane” Hibbens, age 92, of Floral City, FL, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Jane was born on May 24, 1925, in Shoals, IN, to the late Arthur and Olive Jane (Allbright) Davidson. She was married to her husband, S. Corwin Hibbens, for over 50 years until his passing on August 4, 2001. She was formerly a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 387, Normal, IL. Jane made Citrus County her home 35 years ago after relocating from Illinois. She was a Methodist by faith and a parishioner of Floral City United Methodist Church. Jane was very active in the church and responsible for providing the cookies and coffee one Sunday per month. She stayed very active throughout her life and greatly enjoyed working in the yard, and had been a “Pink Lady” volunteer at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Jane enjoyed watching her beloved Chicago Cubs play baseball, as she was a true and ardent fan of the Cubs. Those left to mourn Jane’s passing include her sons: Steven Corwin Hibbens and his wife Sue of Tampa, FL, Ronald Arthur Hibbens and his wife Caron of Petaluma, CA; sister, Billie Bond of Lake Alfred, FL; 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will take place Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Reverend Ernie Post of the Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church of Tampa officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Virginia Higgins

Virginia R Higgins, 97, Homosassa, FL
Virginia Rimel Higgins passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, March 4, 2018 just four days shy of her 98th birthday. She had spent the day before with family and friends at an early birthday celebration lunch in her honor at the Sugar Mill Woods Country Club, followed by a family dinner on the lānai at her home. Virginia was born to Herman Ernest Rimel and Vera Smithers Rimel in Valier, Montana on March 8, 1920. She went to grade school and high school in Missoula, Montana and upon graduation attended the University of Montana, graduating in the early 1940s with a LLB in Law. While attending the University she became a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. It was while a first year law student that she participated as the star witness in a moot court case for a senior law student by the name of Fred Higgins. Fred was admitted to the bar in 1941, but had also been in ROTC, and so was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant Infantry. It was not until October 2, 1944 that Virginia and Fred would marry. Thus began for Virginia the life of a Air Force wife, as she moved with Fred from San Francisco to Washington D.C., to Ohio, then back to California, on to Oklahoma and Germany and places in between. But Montana was a constant draw for both and as time allowed, trips often included visits back home to Montana. Virginia and Fred had three daughters Kathee (Bill McMahon), Susan (Dennis Musial) and Nora Marie (Richard Taylor). Virginia and Fred moved to Homosassa, Florida in the early 1980s to take advantage of the moderate climate and the excellent golfing, not necessarily in that order. They continued to escape Florida summers for their cabin on Flathead Lake in Montana. They both loved time at the lake spent golfing and enjoying sundowner drinks on the deck with friends and family. Fred passed away in December of 1994. In 2013, Virginia lost first Kathee and then a few months later Susan. Virginia was a member of PEO Chapter HL in Sugarmill Woods. Virginia is survived by her daughter Nora Taylor of Ardmore, Alabama and by two grandsons, Richard Taylor (Bekah) and Nick Musial (Beth), and by two great grandchildren, Charlotte and Vivian Taylor. She will also be greatly missed by her nephew John Rimel and his wife Karen and niece Whitney Rimel, all of Missoula, Montana. At Virginia’s request, no services are planned for Homosassa. She has been cremated and her remains will be interred with her husband at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Opal Hobbs

Opal P Hobbs, 73, Crystal River, FL
Opal Pearl Hobbs, 73, Crystal River, FL passed away March 23, 2018 at 7 Rivers Regional Medical Center in Crystal River. She was born in Midland, TX on June 16, 1944 to the late Olan and Margaret (Kisselberg) Booher. Opal was a hospital housekeeper, and arrived in this area in 2017, coming from Roswell, NM. She was a Christian by faith, and loved studying her Bible. Margaret also loved fine cuisine, fishing, gardening, and scuba diving. Survivors include her children, Samuel Martin, Candance Richardson of Crystal River, Sue Martin of Tucson, AZ, Tammy Katz and her husband Ira of Jacksonville, FL, and Johnnie Mae Lowa of Roswell, NM; 2 sisters, Billie Sue Webber and Martha Oldaker; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Diane Hogue

Diane G Hogue, 75, Inverness, FL
Diane Gertrude Hogue, age 75, of Inverness, FL, passed away April 12, 2018, at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL, while surrounded by her loving family. Diane was born on November 23, 1942, in Gouverneur, N.Y. to the late John Gordon and Audrey Mae (Shampine) Edwards. She was married to Martin “Corky” Hogue for 57 years. After relocating from Gouverneur, N.Y., Diane and Corky made Citrus County their permanent home in 2000 after visiting Florida as Snowbirds for a few years. She was primarily a Homemaker throughout her lifetime but did work as a Teacher’s Aide for a number of years. Diane was a Methodist by faith and attended the First United Methodist Church of Inverness. She was a volunteer for “God’s Kitchen” while residing in New York and later became the Co-Chair of the organization after moving to Inverness. Diane enjoyed gardening and especially liked growing flowers and herbs. She also liked to swim in her pool and enjoyed it when the children in the neighborhood would come over to take a swim with her. Diane also liked to read and was an avid Bridge Player. In addition to her loving husband, Martin “Corky” Hogue, those left to mourn Diane’s passing include her son, Jon Hogue of Tampa, FL; daughters: Denise Kingsley of Gouverneur, N.Y., Natalie Kelley and her husband Jonathan of Fowler, N.Y.; brother, David Edwards and his wife Sandy of Gouverneur, N.Y.; grandchildren: Dustin and Kristopher Kelley; and great grandchild, Morgin Kelley. Diane was preceded in death by son in law, David Kingsley. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will take place on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, with Reverend Dr. Don Pratt of the First United Methodist Church of Inverness officiating. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 AM on the morning of the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to First United Methodist Church of Inverness, God’s Kitchen Ministry. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Irene Huelbig

Irene G Huelbig, 79, Hernando, FL
Irene G. Huelbig, age 79, of Hernando, FL, passed away at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Irene was born on July 7, 1938, in Harriman, Morgan County, East Tennessee to the late Bertha (Irelan) and Finley Griffith. She moved to the Nashville area of Brentwood, TN, in 1942 and attended school at Lipscomb Elementary and Franklin High School. Irene later attended Central College, California Air College and N.Y.U. After school, she was employed by TWA Airlines for 10 years. Irene met Ronald Huelbig on a blind date in 1965 and they were married 3 months later. They moved to Florida in 1966 and relocated to Hernando, Citrus County, in 1983. Irene and Ron owned and operated the Koin Kleen Laundray in Inverness for 17 years. In her spare time, Irene enjoyed gardening, reading, crocheting and puzzles. She loved all animals, especially cats and birds. In addition to Ronald, her loving husband of 52 years, those left to mourn Irene’s passing, include her sister, Norma Cowart; a niece and nephew; and a great many cousins. Per Irene’s wishes, there will be no funeral services. She did ask that memorial donations be made in her memory to any humanitarian organization of the donor’s choosing. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Tracy Humble

Tracy H Humble, 96, Inverness, FL
Tracy Howard Humble, age 96, of Inverness, FL, passed away March, 2, 2018, while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Tracy was born on March 24, 1921, in Champaign County, OH, to the late Frank and Clara (Mossbarger) Humble. He attended school in Urbana, OH, and was Valedictorian of his high school class. Tracy proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and was a Veteran of World War II. During his military service, he was stationed in India and worked as an engineer for the railroad. Tracy met the love of his life, Dorothy Marine, at a skating rink when he was just 20, and she 19. They were wed in 1942, and had a loving marriage that lasted 69 years until her passing in 2011. Every day they spent together they made an effort to tell one another how much they were loved. Tracy and Dorothy made Citrus County their winter home in 1975 and eventually made it their permanent home after relocating from West Liberty, OH. He was a past president of the Lions Club of West Liberty, OH. A man of faith, he was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Inverness, FL, and a member of the Church of Christ in Christian Union, Urbana, OH. Tracy was the very first member of the Lakeside Golf and Country Club, Inverness, and was proud that he had shot his age in golf over 130 times. He was the founder of Humble Construction in West Liberty, OH, and had planned, designed and built over 500 homes throughout his career. Tracy was quite an adventurer and had traveled the globe. Some of his destinations included Japan, South America, Europe and the Middle East. Those left to mourn Tracy’s passing include his daughters: Sandra Johnson of West Liberty, OH, Heidi Humble Poe and her husband Scott of Blackstone, VA; son, Paul “Terry” Humble and his wife Jane of Indian Lake, OH; grandchildren: Matt, Lance, Steve, Brooke, Taka and Oliver. In addition to his loving wife Dorothy, Tracy was preceded in death by 9 siblings and son-in-law, Dan Johnson. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Dora Hunt

Dora F Hunt, 71, Inverness, FL
Dora Frances Hunt, 71, Inverness, FL, passed away May 13, 2018 at home under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Dora was born in Lexington, KY on October 15, 1946 to the late John E. and Myrtle R. (Johnstone) Piersall and came to Citrus County in 1981 from Leesburg, FL. Dora was a Vice President for the Lake County Bank in Leesburg prior to moving to Inverness, assuming the role of Chief Financial Officer for Nick Nicholas Ford. She retired from that position after 29 years of service. Dora was a member of the Sumterville United Methodist Church and a long time member of the Rotary Club of Inverness where she served as Past President and Treasurer and was a three time Paul Harris Fellow. She also was Past President of the Altrusa International of Citrus County. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 39 years, Alva H. “Sonny” Hunt, Inverness; three daughters, Sharon Maddox and her husband Steve of Portland, TN; Danni Scott and husband Sam of Gallatin, TN; Angie Stanton of Inverness; 8 grandchildren: Dustin, Stephanie, Tyler, Alexus, Hunter, Johnathon, Jake, and Jesse; 6 great- grandchildren: Dayton, Maddox, Bryson, Khale, Nolin, and Lauryn. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, John Piersall. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Friday evening from 6-8 PM. Dora’s Celebration of Life Service will be on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 6:00 PM from the Cornerstone Baptist Church of Inverness with Rev. Ronnie Hunt officiating. Burial will follow Sunday at 11:00 AM in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Leesburg. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Dora’s memory to the Inverness Rotary Club Scholarship Fund.


Lucinda Iddings

Lucinda Iddings, 94, Beverly Hills, FL
Lucinda (Cindy) Iddings nèe Cheney of Beverly Hills, FL, passed away on Monday, April 23, 2018. Lucinda was born in Woodlawn, N.Y. on August 10, 1923, to the late Warren and Dora Cheney. She and her husband lived in Hamburg, N.Y. with their two sons. Lucinda loved cooking and baking. Especially during the holidays, when her kitchen would be full of tins filled with Christmas cookies for family and friends. In 1989, after retiring, Lucinda and Jack moved to Florida. She leaves to cherish her memory 2 sons: Jack (Marge) Iddings of Portville, N.Y. and Robert Iddings of Beverly Hills, FL; 3 grandchildren: Carolyn (Iddings) Wheeler, Allison Iddings and Stacey Iddings; 2 great grandchildren: Eric Wheeler and Gavin Iddings. Lucinda was preceded in death by her husband, John D. Iddings on August 16, 2004, and grandson, Jeffrey Robert Iddings. No service is planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Citrus County in Lucinda’s name. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Bettylee Jackson

Bettylee Jackson, 91, Inverness, FL
Bettylee Jackson, 91, Inverness passed away March 14, 2018 at her residence following a lengthy illness. She was under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Mrs. Jackson was born in East Liverpool, OH on July 22, 1926 to the late Raymond and Jane (Holt) Wilson and came to this area in 1990 from Orlando. Her passion was riding motorcycles. She was a member of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association of Inverness (Chapter T). She embarked on her cycling journey at the age of 71 and hung up her riding attire at age 85. During that period, she accumulated over 200,000 riding miles, many of them cross country and coast to coast. She also was a member of the Inverness Golf and Country Club’s “Half Rounders”. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Karla Rubin and her husband, Michael of Inverness. She was predeceased by her husband of 46 years, Col. Karl Jackson, U.S. Army (Ret); a daughter, Kathy White on June 1, 2004, and her brother Raymond Wilson. Bettylee’s life will be celebrated on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 12:00 Noon from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Chaplain Dan Lyman of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast officiating. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Cheryl Jarrett

Cheryl D Jarrett, 70, Homosassa, FL
Cheryl Darlene Jarrett, 70, of Homosassa, FL passed away April 27, 2018 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. She was born in Madison, WI on November 16, 1947 to the late Willis and Virginia (Hall) Lawton. Cheryl was a hardware store clerk, and arrived in this area in 1969, coming from Madison. She was a volunteer for the Salvation Army, and enjoyed watching television and playing bingo. Cheryl is survived by her loving husband, Raymond A. Jarrett. Other survivors include her children Todd Cook, and Michael Cook, both of Homosassa; brother, David Lawton of McLean, TX; sister, Judy Culb of Janesville, WI; 7 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Cremation with care under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Lolita Jayne

Lolita J Jayne, 89, Floral City, FL
Lolita Joyce Jayne, 89, of Floral City, FL passed away February 28, 2018 at Citrus Health & Rehab in Inverness, FL. She was born in Laceyville, PA on February 20, 1929 to the late Burr and Daisey (Miller) Holdren. Lolita was a homemaker, and arrived in this area in 1987, coming from Laceyville. She was a member of the Floral City United Methodist Church, where she was the church organist for 26 years. Lolita was very musical with both the piano and organ. She played organ for both the Order of the Eastern Star in Floral City, as well as in Inverness. Lolita was also an avid doll collector, loved reading, and was an excellent housekeeper. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 69 years, Lloyd L. Jayne in 2015, one son, William Jayne, two brothers, Harold and Robert Holdren; and one sister, Norma Storch. Survivors include her children, Rodney Jayne and his wife Michelle of Winder, GA, Alvin Jayne of Delran, NJ, Renee Chesner and her husband Steven of Meshoppen, PA, and Linda Tewksbury of Floral City; two sisters, Beryl Ciprich and Bonnie Jayne; 13 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held for Lolita at the Floral City United Methodist Church on Monday, March 12, 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Mary Gestrich officiating. The family will be receiving friends at the church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service. Lolita’s urn will be laid to rest with her husband Lloyd at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is in charge of the arrangements.


Carole Johnson

Carole E Johnson, 82, Wildwood, FL
Carole Estella Johnson, age 82, of Wildwood, and formerly of Floral City, passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at Cypress Care Center in Wildwood, FL. Carole was born on April 3, 1935 in Portland, Maine, to the late Leon and Treva (Quigley) Parsons, and came to this area in 1999 from Chelmsford, MA. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wildwood. Carole loved to play cards and board games, working puzzles, knitting, ceramics and crafts. She was a good seamstress, and enjoyed traveling, especially on Caribbean cruises with her husband. Their 60th anniversary cruise was most special as they were joined by their family as a surprise. Carole liked Sunday drives, picnics with her family, and loved the Maine coastline. The family camped in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and took many trips together to Lake Sunapee, Lake Winnipesaukee and Lake Winnisquam. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 66 years, Ernest; her son, Ernest J. Johnson and wife, Darlene of Ayer, MA; her daughters: Wanda Carbonneau and husband, Joseph of Hudson, FL, Cheryl “Sheri” Steele and husband, Ronald of Weeki Wachee, FL and Michelle “Shelley” Watson and husband, George, of Wildwood, FL; 12 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild “on the way”. She also has several nieces and nephews in the New England area. Carole was preceded in death by her brother Leon Albert Parsons and his wife Marilyn. Memorial services for Carole will be conducted on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 11:00 AM, at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, with her grandson, Shawn Smith of Hillcrest Baptist Church of Jacksonville, FL, officiating. Friends are invited to join the family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Megan Johnson

Megan E Johnson, 0, Hernando, Florida
Megan Elizabeth Johnson, infant daughter of Jason Kyle Johnson and Tiffany (Webb) Johnson went home to Jesus on May 10, 2018 at her home under the loving care of her family, friends, and Hospice of Citrus and The Nature Coast.. Megan was born on April 19, 2018 at The Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies in Orlando, Florida. She fought valiantly for 21 days before succumbing to her illness. This was an illness which was never supposed to be, as the doctors and nurses repeatedly said she would never arrive in this world alive. She did! Left to cherish her memory are her parents, Jason and Tiffany Johnson; Maternal grandmother, Judy Webb of Inverness; Paternal grandparents, Charles and Sue Johnson, Inverness; many aunts, uncles, and cousins. A Life Celebration of Remembrance will be conducted on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 4:00 P.M. from the Crystal River Church of God with Rev. Ronnie Reid officiating Friends are invited to visit with the family at the church from 2:30 PM until the service begins at 4:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted for medical expenses and may be made thru the Crystal River Church of God. Megan is under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Roselma Kampfer

Roselma Kampfer, 83, Homosassa, FL
Roselma Kampfer, age 83, born November 10, 1934 in Uniontown, PA, died peacefully on April 25, 2018, at home in Homosassa, FL. Roselma thoroughly enjoyed shopping, cooking, drawing, embroidery and time with family. She loved the holidays and looked forward to spending time with her daughters on their yearly “girls night out” adventures. In 1952 Roselma married the love of her life, Francis Robert (Bob) Kampfer, better known to his family and friends as “Ollie”. They started their married life together in Brooklyn, NY – moved to Toms River, NJ in 1969 – moved to Hernando, FL in 1993, retiring in the Citrus Hills Golf & Country Club Community. Due to illness and the ability for family to provide better home health care, Rob and Rose sold their home in Citrus Hills and moved next to family in Homosassa, FL, in December 2015. Roselma is survived by her husband Bob Kampfer, four daughters: Roselma Kruschke, Debra Magno, Susan Maczik and Diane Kampfer-Schmidt; four grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren and a number of other relatives and close friends. As per the wishes of Rosealma Kampfer, please contact Susan Maczik at 352-621-5338, for the time and place of Funeral Service for Roselma Kampfer. There will be a private graveside service for immediate family members at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL.


Donald Kievet

Donald M Kievet, 88, Lecanto, FL
Donald M. Kievet, 88, of Lecanto, FL passed away April 30, 2018 at Crystal River Health and Rehab in Crystal River, FL. He was born in Vesper, WI on June 10, 1929 to the late Jacob and Erma (TerMott) Kievet. Donald served our county in the U.S. Air Force, attaining the rank of Msgt upon retirement. He also was a retired System Engineer for Raetheon Inc. Donald arrived in this area in 2003, coming from St. Augustine, FL, and was a Catholic by faith. He enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, golfing, and taking vacations to Gatlinburg, TN. Donald is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Joan Kievet. Other survivors include sons David, Tom, and Kenn Kievet; step-sons Randall and Roy True; sister Marjorie Loonstra; and several grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Terryl La Casse

Terryl La Casse, 69, Chiefland, FL
Terryl “Terry” La Casse, 69 of Chiefland, FL, passed away Monday, April 23, 2018 in Land Harbor, NC. Terry was born on August 16, 1948 in Boca Raton, FL, to the late Clarence and Melba (Sistrunk) La Casse. He came to Citrus County in 1981 from Pompano Beach, FL. He began his law enforcement career with the Pompano Beach Police Department in 1970 prior to joining the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office in 1981, where Terry attained the rank of Major. Following the election of then Sheriff Charlie Dean, to the state legislature, he was appointed Sheriff for a 3 month period. After retiring from the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, he served as Under Sheriff in Clay County. Terry served his country in the US Air Force during the Vietnam war from 1966-1970. Terry received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from St. Leo’s College. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was a member of the “No Name” Hunting Club. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters: Sharon Howard and Tiffany Taylor and her husband, both of Ocala, FL; his brother, Mark La Casse of Brewer, Maine; sisters: Karen MacFeggan and his twin sister, Cheryl Collins, both of Chiefland, FL; 3 grandchildren: Dara Howard, Jared Howard and Ethan Taylor, and special friend, Mary Alice Mears. Terry was preceded in death by his wife, Alice on November 21, 2005 and his sister Lynn Blount. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 1:00 PM, from the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness, with Rev. Greg Kell, officiating. Burial will follow at the Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness on Tuesday, from 6-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Hospice of your choice.


Randy Lambert

Randy D Lambert, 71, Inverness, FL
Randy Dale Lambert, age 71, passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2018, at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, FL, after a brief illness. Randy was born on February 27, 1947, in Elwood, IN to Harold and Florence Lambert. He graduated from Wendell Wilkie High School in 1965, and served in the United States Air Force after graduating. He was a Veteran of the Vietnam War. Randy retired from the General Motors Corporation in 2003. Randy is survived by his wife Paula Lambert; sons: Eric and Chris (Tara) Lambert; grandson, Teddy; sister, Jody Williams; stepson, Troy (Kristin) Rosebeck; grandson, Landon; granddaughter, Chloe; aunt Suzanne and uncle Mick Meyer; and several cousins, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Randy was preceded in death by his parents Harold and Florence Lambert, and brother in law, Tom Williams. Randy was very instrumental in developing the Facebook site called “Are You From Elwood, Indiana?” He took great pride in researching and posting historical photos, history and local obituaries of interest to the people of Elwood. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Elwood, IN. In lieu of flowers, you may make a contribution to your local humane society. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Michael Lentell

Michael D Lentell, 65, Inverness, FL
Michael David Lentell, age 65, of Inverness, passed away at his home on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Michael was born on July 10, 1952, in Canton, MA to the late Vaughan Palmer and Joy Doris (Tougas) Lentell. He made Citrus County his home in 2006 after relocating from Cape Cod, MA. Michael was a concrete construction carpenter throughout his lifetime. He was a member of the Elks Lodge of Hyannis, MA, the Moose Lodge of Yarmouth, MA, and the Homosassa Eagles and the Beverly Hills VFW. Michael enjoyed spending time on the water, especially the Homosassa River. He liked playing pool and loved a good game of horseshoes. Michael was known to always have a smile on his face, had a great sense of humor and enjoyed being a practical joker. He was a loving, creative and generous father, grandfather, uncle and brother and according to his grandson, he had a heart of gold. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters: Andrea (Arthur) Joia of Inverness, Sheila (Eric) Barbosa of Kingston, MA and Suzanne (Jack) Eggleston of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA; his brother, Stephen (Linda) Lentell of Naples, FL; sisters Denise (Charles) Gist of Inverness, Joy (Chet) Anderson of Weeki Wachee, FL and Michelle Davis of Minnesota; his 6 grandsons: D.J., Jordan, Preston, Talon, Logan and Evan; his nephews: Stephen (Kim) Lentell, Sean Lentell and Brian (Katherine) Lentell; former wife and the mother of his children, Helen Lentell, and his loving life partner, Marlene Mahan. A celebration of Michael’s life, with family and close friends, will be held on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 1:00 PM in Inverness, FL. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Charles Libby

Charles F Libby, 85, Inverness, FL
Charles F. Libby, age 85, of Inverness, FL, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Charles was born on February 19, 1933 in Portland, ME, to the late Russell and Theresa (Mexzinger) Libby. He was employed by the Plumber and Steamfitters Union, Local 716, and was a member of that organization for 55 years. On May 23, 1986, he married Normagene (Emery), with whom he shared 31 years of marriage. Charles and Normagene made Citrus County their home in 1990 after relocating from S. Portland, ME. In his spare time he enjoyed playing the sweepstakes games in Inverness, and also enjoyed boating and riding motorcycles. In addition to his loving wife Normagene, those left to mourn Charles’ passing include his son, Chuckie Libby and his wife Tressa of S. Portland, ME; daughters: Charlene Hamel and her husband Steve of Charlotte, N.C., Robin Currier and her husband Rodney of Beverly Hills, FL; stepson, Michael Pasanen of Hudson, FL; stepdaughters: Laurie Wilson of Standish, ME, Brenda Tibbetts and her husband Shawn of Standish, ME; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Charles was preceded in death by his brother, Russell and sister, Judith. He was also preceded in death by daughter, Lydia White and 1 stepson, Bryant Pasanen. A memorial service for Charles will take place on Friday, March 9, 2018, at 7:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, with Pastor Dairold Rushing of the First Assembly of God Church of Inverness officiating. Friends may join Charles’ family in visitation beginning at 6:00 PM until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


David Liik

David M Liik, 58, Floral City, FL
David Michael Liik, age 58, of Floral City, FL, passed away at his residence on March 21, 2018. David was born on September 15, 1959 in Perth Amboy, N.J. to the late Aggie and Hildegard (Mederer) Liik. He was employed as an Injection Molding Technician and made Citrus County his home in 1990 after relocating from Jackson, N.J. David was a Volunteer Fireman for Floral City, FL and enjoyed bowling, fishing and taking long walks. He was an animal lover and will be especially missed by his beloved Chihuahua, Maddie. Those left to mourn David’s passing are his son, David Michael Liik of Bedminster, N.J.; brothers: William Liik of Inverness, FL, James Liik of Toms River, N.J., John Liik of Seawarer, N.J.; and sisters: Elvina Seaman and Sylvia South, both of Floral City, FL. In addition to his parent’s, David was preceded in death by his sister, Christina Nemsak. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Dale Locke

Dale C Locke, 82, Inverness, FL
Dale C. Locke, 82, Inverness passed away Saturday, April 22, 2018 at his home under the care of his loving family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Dale was born in New Port Richey, FL on April 28, 1935 to the late Floyd G. and Mae (Falany) Locke and came to Citrus County in 1953 from Brooksville, FL. He worked for the Citrus County School System for 25 years as a supervisor in the utility division and was of the Protestant Faith. His favorite times were when he was fishing and hunting. Left to cherish his memory are his two daughters, Diane Bywater and Kathy Locke, both of Inverness; his brother, Glenn Locke; 2 grandchildren, Katie Bywater and Emily Locke. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Edna Mae August 22, 2014 and his son, Dale C. Locke, Jr on November 4, 2005. He also was preceded by 2 sisters, Dorothy and Evelyn. A Celebration of Life for Dale is scheduled for Saturday, April 28th at 11:00 AM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Lyman ,Chaplain of Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 10:00 am until the hour of service.


Myrna Maples

Myrna M Maples, 80, Inverness, FL
Myrna M. Maples, age 80, of Inverness, FL, passed away Sunday April 15, 2018, at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL. Myrna was born on February 17, 1938, in Lansing, MI, to the late Howard and Dorothy (Bailey) Miller. She was married to Roy Maples until his passing in May of 1994. Myrna made Citrus County her home over 50 years ago after relocating from Tampa, FL. She and her husband Roy were employed as Chef’s for the County and State Fair circuits for a number of years and traveled all over the country. She enjoyed socializing with her friends and having a good time. Myrna is survived by her sister, Marilyn Marler of Inverness, FL. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Delores Mapley

Delores I Mapley, 83, Inverness, FL
Delores I. Mapley, 83, of Inverness, FL passed away April 13, 2018 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. She was born in Lisle, NY on December 1, 1934 to the late Franklin and Florence (Glezen) Pendell. Delores was a dental hygienist, and arrived in this area in 2005, coming from Syracuse, NY. She was Methodist by faith, and was a member of the United Methodist Church in Floral City, FL. Delores was a very active person. She enjoyed playing cards, reading, knitting, crocheting, and she loved people. Delores was preceded in death by one son, Ted Twombly. She is survived by her loving husband Richard Mapley. Other survivors include her children Dan Twombly and his wife Barb of Baldwinsville, NY, Craig Twombley and his wife Julie of Texas, Renee Silvanic and her husband Mark of Castle Creek, NY, Terri Sessions of Binghamton, NY, and Debby Ellerson and her husband David of Willet, NY; stepchildren Mike Mapley and his wife Kim of Cato, NY, Daniel Mapley, and William Mapley and his wife Jen, also of Cato, and Richard Mapley of Hannibal, NY; brother Robert Pendell and sisters Joyce Klein and Donna Miklojcik; 26 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Delores will be held on Saturday, April 21, 11:00 A.M., at the First United Methodist Church of Floral City. A second service for Delores will be held in Meridian, NY at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is in charge of arrangements.


Mildred Maynard

Mildred O Maynard, 97, Lecanto, FL
Mildred O. “Marty” Maynard, 97, of Lecanto, FL passed away May 15, 2018 at Life Care Center in Lecanto. She was born in Hoquiam, WA on April 5, 1921 to the late August J. and Mathilda (Jonsson) Martinson. After raising her children in Vancouver, WA, Marty and her late husband Jack moved to Manila, Philippines where they lived for most of the next 30 years – interspersed with short, temporary stays in other Southeast Asian countries, Australia, and Italy during Jack’s career as a consultant to the worlds’ fisheries industry. In 1995, they retired to Washington State where they lived until Jack’s death in 2002. Subsequently, she lived nearer her children in California and Florida. As part of her life’s experience, she was present for the birth of all four of her natural grandchildren – one in Australia, one in Thailand, one in Korea, and one in the USA—a reflection of her dedication to both motherhood and grand-motherhood. Marty was a dedicated homemaker, and arrived in this area in 2009, coming from Salinas, CA. She was a Protestant by faith, and loved reading, playing cribbage and card games, knitting, and watching golfing on TV. Marty was preceded in death by her loving husband, John A. “Jack” Maynard in 2002. She is survived by her children John S. Maynard and his wife Olivia of San Diego, CA, and Linda Heath and her husband Bob of Hernando, FL.; 6 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ben Means

Ben J Means, 92, Inverness, FL
Ben J. Means, 92, of Inverness, Florida passed away March 24, 2018 at Hospice of Citrus and The Nature Coast. Mr Means was born in Osage County, MO on August 14, 1925 to the late Benjamin F. and Anna (Wolz) Means. Ben and his wife of 67 years, moved to Florida in 1999 from Las Vegas, NV. He retired from the commercial mortgage business, having been the President of Fidelity Funding of Colorado for 13 years and was the co-founder of Cheyenne Mountain National Bank in Colorado Springs, CO. He also was a member of the Real Estate Appraisers of America. Ben enjoyed watching baseball, day trading on his computer, and gaming in various casinos in Vegas. He served our country in the U.S. Marine Corps during WW II and attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Left to mourn his loss are three children, Steven Means and wife Susan of Phoenix, AZ; Terri Lee Means of Denver, CO; Mary Ann Sooner Means of Port St. Lucie, FL; brother, Gerald Means, Chamois, MO; nephews, Wayne Patterson, Larry, Barry and Cary Augustine and Bernard and David Means; nieces, Tarry Faries, Mary Gordon, and Cathy Cunningham and her husband Mike. Ben has 2 grandchildren, Jessica and Lyla and 4 great grandchildren, Jordon, Ramsey, Kaitlyn, and Lillian. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Means on Aug. 21, 2014. They were married for 67 years. Additionally, he lost his sisters Evelyn, Mary Francis, and Geneva Augustine, and his brother Wesley. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Friday, March 30, 2018 at 10:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Fr. Tim Cummings officiating. Military Honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery where his wife, Joyce is resting. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday morning from 9:00 AM until the hour of service.


Eric Mehlenbacher

Eric G Mehlenbacher, 21, Inverness, FL
Eric Gregory Mehlenbacher, 21, Inverness passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018 as a result of an automobile accident. Eric was born in Inverness, Florida on March 9, 1997 to Ricky Nelson and Angela (Lee) Mehlenbacher and resided here most of his life. He was a welder and currently was employed as a correctional officer for Sumter Correctional Institute. He was a avid hunter, fisherman, but especially liked “mud bogging” with his pick up. Eric was gregarious, the life of the party, and never met a stranger. Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Angela Mehlenbacher Killock and her husband, Arthur of Inverness; 1 sister, Macey (Dakota) King, Inverness; half sister, Keisha Ramos, Inverness; stepsisters, Melody Killock, Mandy Adams, Rachel Groves, and Samantha Tucker; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and grand parents from both sides of the family. He was preceded in death by his father, Ricky Nelson Mehlenbacher Feb 4, 2013. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 4;00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory with Pastor Greg Kell of the Cornerstone Baptist Church officiating. Cremation care with Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Grace Mennella

Grace M Mennella, 92, Inverness, FL
Grace Mary Mennella, 92, of Inverness passed away March 3, 2018 at the Life Care Center in Lecanto. Grace was born in Brooklyn, NY on December 28, 1925 to the late Peter and Marie (Cappadona) Vanacore. She came to Inverness in 1970 from Laurelton, NY. Marie was a beautician in her earlier years before moving to Inverness, FL, where she and her late husband, Ralph, became very active in Our Lady of Fatima Parish. She organized the bingo program, worked tirelessly on several church committees, and volunteered her time in the church office. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Ralph Mennella, Jr and his wife Ingrid of Inverness, Michael Mennella (Mary Squire) of Inverness; sister, Gloria Falconieri, New Port Richey, FL; several nieces and nephews; 5 grandchildren: Francesca and her husband, Cameron; Jason and his wife, Teri; Matthew (Emerald), John (Corinne), Joseph and his wife, Ashton; 6 great grandchildren, Matthew, Jayden, Andrew, Johnny, Hayley, and McKenzie. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years, Ralph Mennella, Sr. on January 25, 2010; her son Louis Mennella on December 6, 2015, and her brother, Alfred Vanacore. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 10:00 AM, with Fr. Tim Cummings, Celebrant. Entombment will follow at Fero Memorial Gardens in Beverly Hills. The family will receive friends at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home on Thursday from 6-8 PM, where a Wake Vigil Service will be conducted at 7:30 PM, by Fr. Claudius Mganga.


LeAnn Moore

LeAnn J Moore, 54, Inverness, FL
LeAnn Joyce Moore, 54, of Inverness, FL passed away May 18, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. She was born in Bay City, MI on March 24, 1964 to the late Lindy Lea and Roberta Winifred (Gordanier) Moore. LeAnn was a home health aide, and arrived in this area in 1994, coming from Pinconning, MI. She was a Methodist by faith, and enjoyed riding motorcycles, going to clubs, flea markets, and the beach, boating, baking and cooking, and taking care of people. She is survived by her loving husband of 6 years, Miguel Angel Salas of Inverness. Other survivors include her children Joshua Gruszynski of Standish, MI, and Amanda Wright and her husband Walter of Colorado Springs, CO; brothers John and James Moore of Standish, and Robert Moore of Bushnell, FL; sisters Laurie Stibbs of Lecanto, FL, and Janet Pingot and Judy Hicks, both of Inverness; and 1 grandchild. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Tristan Morris

Tristan Morris, 8, Citrus Springs, FL
Tristan Morris, 8, of Citrus Springs, FL passed away March 22, 2018 at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center in Crystal River, FL. He was born in Bronx, NY on December 3, 2009, and came to this area in 2012 from Bronx, NY. Tristan was attending Citrus Springs Elementary School in the second grade at the time of his passing. He was always a happy child and loved telling jokes. He enjoyed swimming in the pool, and loved the beach. Tristan liked sports; baseball, soccer, basketball, and loved video games. He was such a good kid, and never any trouble to his family. Tristan was very friendly and enjoyed meeting new people. He truly was a joy and blessing to his family. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Daniel Valerio, paternal grandfather Kenneth Morris, maternal great grandmother, Felina Garcia and paternal great grandmother Zeldora Tomlinson. He is survived by his loving parents, Steve and Felicia Morris of Citrus Springs. Other survivors include his brother Jeremiah Morris and his sisters Angela and Vanessa Morris; Maternal grandmother Regina Garcia; paternal grandmother Angela Tomlinson; and many cousins. A Celebration of Life Service for Tristan will be held on Monday, April 2, 11:00 A.M., at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Mr. John Rijos of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.


Ann Murphy

Ann M Murphy, 79, Inverness, FL
Ann M. Murphy, 79, of Inverness, FL passed away April 30, 2018 at Arbor Trail Rehab & Nursing in Inverness. She was born in Staten Island, NY on July 26, 1938 to the late John and Margaret (Capes) Garzone. Ann was a shipping company secretary and arrived in this area 22 years ago, coming from Middletown, NY. She was Catholic by faith, and attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. Ann enjoyed reading and dining out. She was preceded in death by one brother, Francis Garzone. Survivors include her loving husband of 57 years, John Murphy. Other survivors include her sons, John V. Murphy and his wife Valerie of Ebensburg, PA, and Douglas E. Murphy and his wife Jane of Beach Lake, PA; and 4 grandchildren, Kathleen, Jane, Margaret, and Michael. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, May 7, 11:00 A.M. from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. The family will be receiving friends from 10:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. The procession to the church will depart the funeral home at 10:45 A.M. Ann’s urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date.


Bonnie Murray

Bonnie B Murray, 69, Floral City, FL
Bonnie Bethene Murray, age 69 of Floral City passed away on May 3, 2018 with her loving family at her side. Bonnie was born in Mesa, AZ on September 17, 1948 to Thomas and Leona Uptain. She was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 50 years, Jimmy Wayne Murray; 2 sons, Ryan Thomas and Wesley Charles; 3 daughters, Shannon Elise, Alaph Laurel, and Elena Bethene; her mother, Leona Uptain; 4 brothers, Rusty Uptain, Cliff Uptain, Gary Uptain, and Harold Uptain; 7 grandchildren: Celeste, Isaiah, Connor, Brogan, Aubri, Asher, and Andelore. Bonnie is now reunited in heaven with her family, including her son David Wayne, her father Thomas Uptain, her brother Bob Uptain, and her sister Dallas Uptain. Bonnie’s urn will be interred privately in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Family and friends are invited to attend the dedication of the grave on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the cemetery. Please arrive at 12:30 PM to be escorted to the site. Cremation care under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Kathleen Naczi

Kathleen M Naczi, 66, Floral City, FL
Kathleen Marie Naczi, age 66, of Floral City, FL, passed away Saturday, February 24, 2018, at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Kathleen was born on August 1, 1951 in Huntington, N.Y., to the late Margaret Mary (Nicholson) and William Joseph Naczi, Sr. She moved to Floral City with her family at the age of 22 after relocating from New York. Kathleen was a traditional Roman Catholic by faith, and had made over 10,000 rosaries throughout the years that were supplied to missions all over the world. She was very skilled at knitting and crocheting. Kathleen crocheted and sent an afghan to President Donald Trump, for which she received a personal thank you letter from the White House. She became a wonderful friend to singer Glen Campbell from 2001 to 2009 and loved him dearly. She left love and a smile to all she met and was loved by many. Those left to mourn Kathleen’s passing and cherish her precious memory are her sister, Mary Ann Naczi of Floral City, FL; brothers: William Joseph Naczi, Jr. and his wife Alice of Floral City, FL, Charles Edward Naczi and his wife Marie of Brooksville, FL, Michael Joseph Naczi of Anchorage, AK; nephews: Joseph William Naczi, Allen Williamson, Mason Williamson, Julian Williamson; nieces: Sonia Williamson, Bailee Williamson and Emma Williamson. A funeral service of remembrance is planned for Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 3:00 PM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, with Father Tim Cummings of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, officiating. Friends are invited to join Kathleen’s family in visitation beginning at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Following the service, burial will take place at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, FL. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Homer Phillips

Homer Phillips, 88, Dunnellon, FL
Homer Phillips, 88, of Dunnellon, FL passed away May 16, 2018 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. He was born in Delta, AL on May 5, 1930 to the late Thomas G. and Mattie (Epperson) Phillips. Homer was a U.S. Army veteran, and a school systems Maintenance Superintendent. He arrived in this area in 1997, coming from Largo, FL and attended the First Baptist Church of Dunnellon. Homer was very creative and resourceful. He loved building and working with his hands, enjoyed fishing, woodworking and gardening, and was a member of the Star Lodge #78, F& AM in Largo. Homer was preceded in death by his loving wife Joyce Jeanette Phillips in 2006, one daughter, Cynthia Adams. He is survived by his children, Timothy James Phillips of Seminole, FL., Bruce Phillips and his wife Michelle of Huntsville, AL, and Debra L. Creekbaum and her husband Randy of St. Petersburg, FL; brother Royce Phillips; 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Graveside services for Homer are scheduled for Tuesday, 1:00 P.M. at Serenity Gardens Memorial Park in Largo. Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Clifford Randall

Clifford E Randall, 89, Lecanto, FL
Clifford Elton Randall, age 89, was born March 12, 1929 in Sayre, PA, son of Charles E. and Myrtle E. Randall of Waverly, NY; died April 20, 2018 in Lecanto, FL. He was a member of the United States Marine Corps and a Disabled American Veteran. He graduated summa cum laude from New York State College at Oswego with a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Arts (Phi Beta Kappa) and received New York State Teacher Certification from Syracuse University. Clifford taught Industrial Arts at Cattaraugus and Arkport, NY and was a supervisor of student teachers at the State University College for Teachers at Buffalo. He was the transmission electron microscope teacher and technician at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, and operated one of the world’s then most powerful electron microscopes. He also taught microscopy and was a recognized expert in sample preparation and petrography, inventing methods of examining sol-gel glass structure, and other nanostructures of materials from the 1960s through the 1980s. A passionate teacher, Clifford was nominated for, and included in Who’s Who in American Colleges. He was loved by all of his students. Clifford also taught adult classes for the United States Power Squadron, as well as classes in Electronics at the Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES). Electronics and boating, along with CB radio, were his hobbies. In past years, Clifford was also an active member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and taught adult religious education. He was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Freemason. When he moved to Florida in 1992 he became a member of the Rainbow Rivers Club. He was Treasurer and Vice President of the Cinnamon Ridge Community Association. Clifford is survived by his wife Dorothy (née Pirong), daughter Audrey (Robert Whiting); son James (Norma Ratliff); son John (Teresa Murphy); son Michael (Sara Elder); eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friends of Homosassa Wildlife Park (www.friendshswp.org) and Hospice House of Lecanto (www.hospiceofcitrus.org). Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Violet Ritter

Violet L Ritter, 90, Hernando, FL
Violet L. Ritter, 90, of Hernando, FL passed away April 10, 2018 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. She was born on September 15, 1927 to the late Arthur and Laura (Rock) LaRose. Violet was a homemaker and arrived in this area in the 1980’s, coming from St. Petersburg, FL. She was a homemaker and a Christian by faith. Violet enjoyed making and refurbishing fishing rods and reels, and playing bingo. Violet was preceded in death by her loving husband Charles A. Ritter, Sr., in 2004, one son, Charles A. Ritter, Jr., and one sister, Pearl LaRose. She is survived by her children, Donald A. Ritter of Inverness, Dennis E. Ritter of Floral City, FL, Sharon Irwin of Floral City, FL, and Doreen Baker and her husband Robert of Hernando, FL; brothers Sonny, Carl, and Donald LaRose; 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Jackson "Jack" Rogers

Jackson "Jack" D Rogers, 76, Inverness, FL
Jackson “Jack” Dee Rogers, age 76, of Inverness, FL, passed away April 16, 2018. Jack was born on January 30, 1942, in Trenton, N.J. to the late Frederick and Dixie (Woollum) Rogers. He made Citrus County his home after relocating from Tennessee. Jack worked as a Paramedic throughout his life in Manatee County, FL, and was married to Nancy Rogers for 34 years. In his spare time he enjoyed riding his tractor, going out to eat, fishing and wood burning when he was younger. Jack also loved helping others. His survivors include his loving wife Nancy; sons: Jim Rogers and Cindy of St. Stephens, S.C., Donald Rogers and Julie of Bradenton, FL; daughters: Cameron Rogers Liggins of Charleston, S.C., Debra Mosher of Floral City, FL, Judith Kelly and Dan of Crystal River, FL, Susan Nelson and Chad Gibson, Sr. of Ocala, FL; 2 sisters, 13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Marie Rome

Marie V Rome, 83, Citrus Springs, FL
Marie V. Rome, 83, of Citrus Springs, FL passed away March 27, 2018 at her residence in Citrus Springs. She was born in Franklin, NJ on January 14, 1935 to the late Samuel and Mary (Kovach) Delmont. Marie was a dedicated homemaker, and arrived in this area in 2004, coming from Sussex, NJ. She was a Presbyterian by faith, and enjoyed going to the casino, shopping, and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by one brother, Ronald Delmont. Marie is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Ronald Rome. Other survivors include her daughters, Rhonda Rome of Citrus Springs, Robyn Sparta and her husband Brad, and Renee Westerkamp and her husband Gary, both of Sussex, NJ; brother Adrian Delmont and his wife Doris; sister-in-law Kathy Delmont; grandchildren Kelsey, Colin, Haley, and Sidney; and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Marie will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Franklin at a later date. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Katherine Ryan

Katherine J Ryan, 77, Floral City, FL
Katherine Julia Ryan, age 77, of Floral City, FL, passed away at her residence on March 4, 2018, with her loving family by her side and while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Katherine was born on May 8, 1940, to the late William and Katherine (Wein) Baum. She made Citrus County her home 46 years ago after relocating from Laurence Harbor, N.J., where she was employed as a Police Officer in the 1960’s. Katherine spent 21 years with her beloved significant other, Patricio Rivera, until his passing on August 14, 2017. She was a Baptist by faith and enjoyed making and painting ceramics. Katherine loved her family and greatly enjoyed family gatherings and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a big fan of the Nintendo game Zelda, and played it on a regular basis. She was also an expert at word games including words with friends and crosswords. Those left to mourn Katherine’s passing are her sons: Christopher Ryan and his wife Angie of Inverness, FL, David Rivera of Gainesville, FL; daughters: Katherine Gaytan and her husband Jorge of Raleigh, N.C., Lynn McCallister and her significant other James Blevins of Floral City, FL, daughter-in-law, Anna Barrientos of Floral City, FL; and multiple grandchildren and great grandchildren. Katherine was preceded in death by 3 children: Karen Ryan, Michele Ryan, Charles Farley, and 1 brother, William Baum. A funeral service of remembrance for Katherine is scheduled for Friday, March 9, 2018, at 3:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, with Reverend Tommy Hatcher officiating. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home beginning at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Burial will take place following the service at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, FL. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Theodore Santana, Jr.

Theodore C Santana, Jr., 95, Lecanto, FL
Theodore Clement Santana, Jr., age 95, of Lecanto, FL, passed away May 15, 2018, at New Horizon Assisted Living Facility, Inverness. Theodore was born on February 14, 1923, in Miami, FL, to the late Theodore and Clara (Braddock) Santana. He proudly enlisted to serve his country as a Naval Aviation Cadet in July of 1942. He attained the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade in the United States Navy, was a Veteran of World War II and Naval Aviator. In 1946, after his military service, he was employed by the United States Postal Service as a level 4 Clerk and retired in 1978 as a level 15 Supervisor. On May 19, 1943, he married Betty Lee Bennett with whom he shared 71 years of loving marriage until her passing on March 1, 2015. After his retirement in 1978, Theodore and Betty made Citrus County their home after relocating from Miami, FL. He and his wife were founding members of the Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church and he was one of the churches first elders. Theodore was a member of the Citrus County Good Time Cloggers and was an avid runner. He ran his first 10K in 1979 and his last race in 1991. As a 5th generation Floridian, he enjoyed everything that Florida had to offer including fishing, camping, boating, swimming and hunting in the Everglades. Those left to mourn Theodore’s passing include his grandson, Ted Santana IV and his wife Kelly of Lake City, FL; granddaughter, Terri Santana of Clemmons, N.C.; great grandchildren: Spencer, Logan, Addison and Tucker. He was preceded in death by his son, Theodore Santana III in 2001. A Funeral Service of Remembrance has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church, Lecanto, with Reverend Ray Cortese officiating. Following the service, burial will take place at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, where full military honors will be rendered by Inverness VFW Post #4337. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to Seven Rivers Christian School, 4221 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy, Lecanto, FL 34461. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Mary Savino

Mary M Savino, 90, Floral City, FL
Mary Savino, 90, Floral City passed away March 3, 2018. She was born in Brooklyn, NY on Oct 18, 1927 to the late Rosaro and Angelina (Passiglia) Rubino. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Steven Savino and his wife of Floral City; 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Felice Savino on Nov. 3, 2003 and her son Joseph, who died in 1997. Services are in Deer Park, NY at Mangano’s Funeral Home with burial to follow in St Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY. Chas E Davis Funeral Home assisted with the Florida arrangements.


Edwin Schell, Jr.

Edwin W Schell, Jr., 86, Inverness, FL
Edwin William Schell, Jr., age 86, of Inverness, FL, passed away Monday, April 23, 2018, at Legacy House (hospice) in Ocala, FL. Edwin was born on June 14, 1931, in Cincinnati, OH, to the late Edwin B. and Stella (Stegeman) Schell and had 2 sisters, Marge Engel and Audrey Koester. Edwin graduated from St. Bernard High School in 1949. He proudly enlisted and served his country as a member of the United States Air Force and was stationed in Fairbanks, AK. Edwin married Mary Jo Ross and had 3 children, Donnis, Mike and Annette. They had 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Edwin worked at Proctor and Gamble for over 34 years and retired in 1988 at the age of 57. In June, 1978, Edwin married Mary Atterson. Mary had 4 children of her own, Donna, Bobby, Denny and Sherry. In total they had 7 children, 15 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild. Edwin was a devoted husband of 40 years. Edwin has been an active member in all the churches he has attended. His most recent house of worship has been the Church of the Nazarene in Hernando, FL. In his 70’s, he was able to travel with a group from the church to Honduras where he assisted in building a church for the poor. He bragged how the younger ones in the group couldn’t keep up with him while pushing a wheelbarrow full of concrete uphill. Edwin was also a member of the Mason Lodge in Cincinnati, OH. Edwin was a talented and gifted teacher. He enjoyed sharing his wisdom and knowledge to all, young and old. He was always ready to help his neighbors, friends, and his church with anything they needed as the local “handyman”. He was described by friends as the most caring, kind and generous person they had known. Edwin never judged anyone! Edwin is survived by his wife, Mary; children: Donnis Southworth, Mike Schell and wife Michelle, Annette Billman; step-children: Donna Guill, Bobby Atterson and wife Diane, Denny Atterson and wife Beverly, Sherry Blare and husband Matthew; grandchildren: Dawn Southworth, Sean Southworth, Jenna Schell, Ryan Schell and wife Monica, Courtney Schell, Candace Billman, Cyndal Raygoza and husband Alex, Michaela Billman, Michele Spittler, Sean Cassidy, Troy Rudisell and wife Rosie, Kimberly Peyton, Dennis James Atterson, Tiffany Atterson, Paul Ellis, Alex Fowler; great grandchildren: Cohen Schell, Kamryn Schell, Jayden Billman, Stephanie Scheidt, Dustin Bradford, and great great grandchild, Sean Trouten. Edwin will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at 2:30 PM. The graveside service will be conducted by Reverend Larry Brincefield, and full military honors will be rendered by Inverness VFW #4337 Honor Guard. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home beginning at 12:30 PM. The procession to the cemetery will depart at 1:45 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Edwin’s memory to Hospice of Marion County, PO Box 4860, Ocala, FL 34478-4860. Arrangements under direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Jennifer Seest

Jennifer M Seest, 51, Floral City, FL
Jennifer Marie (Monck) Seest, 51, graduated to Heaven from her home in Floral City, FL, on Saturday, May 12, 2018. She was born in St. Petersburg, FL, on September 28, 1966, to Jack and Joan Monck. Jennifer was “born again” at The Wilds Christian Camp in Brevard, NC, on February 4, 1990. On November 18, 1995, she married Daniel Robert Seest, at New Testament Baptist Church, in Floral City, FL, and they have been married for 23 wonderful years. Jennifer graduated from New Testament Christian School in 1984 and from Pensacola Christian College in 1988. Jennifer loved her Lord and had a heart for others. She was a fifth grade teacher at Inverness Christian Academy and substituted at New Testament Christian School. She was on staff at The Wilds Christian Camp in Brevard, NC, and worked at Citrus Memorial Hospital. But her favorite occupations were always wife, homemaker, mother, and friend. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Daniel Seest; her son Caleb Andrew (U.S. Army) and his wife Leslie; daughter Lydia Pearl (Pensacola Christian College); her father & step-mother John (Jack) & Winifred Louise (Rigsby) Monck; parents-in-love Donald & Sandra (Bonkoski) Seest; her brother John Monck, II and nephews Spencer & Gavin; her brother-in-love & Sissy, Kevin & Joann Peeples, and their children Matthew & Ruth Peeples, Justin & Abbey Peeples (& grandson Conner Scott), and Joanna Lee Peeples; her brother & sister-in-love Chuck & Carol Seest and their children Nicole, Benjamin, William, & Andrew; her brother & sister-in-love Tim & Katie Seest and their children Matthew, Joshua, & Alayna Joy; her brother & sister-in-love Doug & Julie Seest and their daughters Jenna & Kayla; her brother & sister-in-love Donnie & NaTausha and their daughters BreAnna, MadeLynn, & MacKenzie. Jennifer was preceded in death by her mother, Joan (Blount) Monck, on May 28, 1992. The Celebration of Life Service for Jennifer will be on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 6:00 pm, at Fort Cooper Baptist Church in Inverness, FL, with Pastors Ledford Hodges and Clarence Helms officiating. The viewing will also be on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 5:00 pm. Jennifer requested that, everyone that can, wear purple, her favorite color, and a color of royalty, in honor of the Savior, the Kings of Kings! Although her life was cut short by cancer, she would want everyone to know she was blessed of God, and she spent this Mother’s Day rejoicing in Heaven with her Momma. In lieu of flowers, Jennifer requested donations be sent to New Testament Baptist Church (9850 S. Parkside Ave. Floral City, FL, 34436) to the missionary project fund. Arrangements are under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, FL. Reception will follow.


Annie "Virginia" Sellars

Annie "Virginia" E Sellars, 93, Hernando, FL
Annie E. “Virginia” Sellars, age 93, of Hernando, FL, passed away at The Grove Health and Rehab Center on April 3, 2018. Virginia was born in Croom, FL, on June 17, 1924, to the late Tally Cranford and May (Croft) Ellis. She attended Florida State University and married Marvin Sellars on August 7, 1947 and shared 26 years of marriage with him until his passing on February 20, 1974. Virginia returned home to Hernando, FL, in 1976 after relocating from Atlanta, GA. She was Pentecostal by faith and attended services at the Hernando Church of the Nazarene. Virginia greatly enjoyed her children, their kids and great grandkids. She enjoyed gardening and could be found working in it daily. She especially liked growing roses. She absolutely loved to travel with her cousin and traveling companion Eileen Ogle Cravath and visited many countries throughout the years. Virginia’s passing will be mourned by her children: Steve Sellars and his wife Frances of Hernando, FL, Rosa Craig of Crowley, TX, Susan Williams and her husband Ron of Beverly Hills, FL, Tim Sellars and his wife Julie of Hernando, FL; grandchildren: Sean Timothy Sellars, Christine N. Sellars, Wm Paul Craig, Joseph M. Craig, Elizabeth R. Craig, Rachel Craig Manson, Troy L. Williams, Timothy L. Williams; great grandchildren: Jacob Noftz, Cierra Williams, Micah, Sophia, Victoria and Alivia Craig, Evan and Tommy Manson and special cousin Robert William Croft. Virginia was preceded in death by granddaughter, Jennifer Suzanne Williams in March, 2014. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Mary Alice Ellis Griffin, and brother, Joseph Cranford Ellis Virginia will be laid to rest at the family cemetery located in Hernando, FL. The Hernando Cemetery was established in 1887 by Virginia’s ancestors. Her family plans to have a service of remembrance for her at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Robert "Bob" Sperry

Robert "Bob" E Sperry, 85, Inverness, FL
Robert E. “Bob” Sperry, age 85, of Inverness, FL, passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Bob was born in Darlington, WI, to the late Glen and Marie (Malott) Sperry. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force and was a Veteran of the Korean War. After his military service, Bob worked in Construction in the Madison, WI, area. He eventually became a Residential Construction Salesman where he excelled in his profession, having won Salesman of the Month on numerous occasions. On May 21, 1983, he married Betty (Wheeler) with whom he shared 35 years of loving marriage. In 1990, Bob and Betty moved to Inverness after relocating from Madison, WI, and are members of the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness. Bob helped co-found the Wisconsin Club in Citrus County and was an active member for a number of years. He was an extremely hard worker and was always working on something or tinkering in the garage. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. In addition to his wife Betty, those left to mourn Bob’s passing include his daughters: Lauretta (Dennis) Kluge, Deborah (Don) Wills, Cathy (Tim) Severson; son, Michael Sperry; stepdaughters: Debra (Kent) Ritchie and Michelle (Steve) Hale; stepson, Carl Hanson; brother, Roger (Ellen) Sperry; Sisters-in-law: Gloria Sperry and Beverly Sperry; several grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Bob was preceded in death by his son, Steven; brothers: Gaylord and Harvey; and sister, Darlene Jean. . “Bob, Dad, your love will remain in our hearts forever”. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at 2:00 PM at the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness and will be conducted by Reverend Ron Pfeifer. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Bob’s memory to any Veteran’s organization of your choice. Cremation care provided by Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Frank Stauffer

Frank A Stauffer, 53, Inverness, FL
Frank Austin Stauffer, age 53, of Inverness, FL, passed away at his home on Sunday, March 25, 2018. Frank was born on March 30, 1964, in Tampa, FL, to the late Marvin Everly and Shirley Ann (Logan) Stauffer. He moved to Citrus County with his family in 1967. Frank was a Master Tile Setter by trade, employed by Creative Ceramics, and did much of his work in Terra Vista, Citrus Hills. Frank attended Crystal River High School. Hhe was Catholic by faith and served as an Altar Boy as a child at both St. Benedicts in Homosassa and Our Lady of Grace in Beverly Hills. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, family and friends at gatherings and get-togethers. Frank was a huge NASCAR fan and also loved his boats, poker, cars, bowling and most of all fishing tournaments. In addition to his loving wife of 32 years, Tammy (Laramee) Stauffer, Frank’s passing will be mourned by his sons: Austin Stauffer and David Freeman, Jr., both of Inverness; brother, Joseph Stauffer of Homosassa; grandchildren: Kailyn and Nicolai Freeman of Inverness; brothers and sisters in-law: Jennifer Marden, Sandra (William) Colby, Lorraine (Fred) Bleannau, Dennis Laramee, Leslee Woodruff, Edward Laramee; and a great many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. A celebration of Frank’s life will take place on Monday, April 2nd at 4:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, with Father Tim Cummings of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Celebrant. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home from 3:00 PM until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


John Stone

John A Stone, 76, Inglis, FL
John Alexander Stone, age 76, of Inglis, FL, passed away Friday, March 9, 2018, at Shands at UF, Gainesville. John was born on March 13, 1941, in Boston, MA, to the late John August and Esther Newcomb (Small) Stone. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy and made Citrus County his home in 1970 after relocating from Cape Cod, MA. After his military service, he was employed as a Mechanic for the Florida Power and Electric Company. On November 10, 1990, John married Sheila (Warren), with whom he shared 28 years of marriage. He is a former volunteer for the Park Service, a member of the Sand Gnats of Inglis, FL, and a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association. In addition to his loving wife Sheila, those left to mourn John’s passing include his son, Kyle J. Androski and his wife Brandie of Bronson, FL; daughters: Kendra L. Androski of Crystal River, FL, Tracy A. Cone of Crystal River, FL, Tonya Kay Stone of New Port Richey, FL; brother, Tim Stone and his wife Bev of Orono, ME; and grandchildren: Cody Stayler, Jared Barns and Seth Cox. A graveside service with full military honors is scheduled for Friday, April 13, 2018, at 10:00 AM at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. The family requests that those wishing to attend the service, arrive at the cemetery promptly at 10:00 AM. Following the graveside service, a memorial will follow at the Inglis Community Center, Inglis, FL. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


John Sullivan

John P Sullivan, 83, Inverness, FL
John Patrick Sullivan, Sr., 83, of Inverness, FL passed away April 14, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born in Peekskill, NY on March 10, 1935 to the late Joseph James and Margaret Elizabeth (Keenan) Sullivan. John was a heavy equipment operator for the city of Peekskill, a member of the teamsters union, and was Catholic by faith. He attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness, and was a member of the Irish American Club. John was preceded in death by his wife, Rosalie Sullivan in 2013, and one son, Terrance Edward Sullivan. He is survived by his sons John Patrick Sullivan of Brooksville, FL and Barry Joseph Sullivan of Tampa, FL; brother Edward E. Sullivan; sisters Mary Ellen Marr and Margaret Elizabeth Edge; and 3 grandchildren. Cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Brian Swink

Brian W Swink, 45, Inverness, FL
Brian W. Swink, 45, of Inverness, FL passed away May 17, 2018 at his residence in Inverness. He was born on December 16, 1972 in Flint MI, and arrived in this area in 2014, coming from MI. Brian loved motorcycles, and was a professional Motocross motorcycle racer. He was the Supercross Champion in Motocross for both 1991 and 1992. He was preceded in death by his father, Gary Lee Swink. Brian is survived by his mother, Nelda Swink of Inverness, FL; children Maximus and Lexie Swink, both of MI; brother Richard L. Swink of PA; and sister Teresa Campbell of Inverness. A Celebration of Life Gathering of Family and Friends in visitation will be held on Thursday, 11:00 P.M. until 1:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


MaryLou Telesha

MaryLou P Telesha, 70, Hernando, FL
MaryLou P. Telesha, 70, of Hernando, Fl passed away May 6, 2018 at her residence in Hernando. She was born in Milford, CT on September 9, 1947 to the late Walter and Marjorie (Barry) Heltke. MaryLou was a line worker in the technology industry, and arrived in this area in 1992, coming from Milford. She was a Catholic by faith, and loved to “Party Hardy”. She enjoyed spending time with friends, and loved her grandson and great-grandson. MaryLou is survived by her daughters Penny McNabb of Hernando, and Tammy Corby of CT; brother David Helke; 1 grandson and 1 great-grandson. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Ricky Tuggle

Ricky A Tuggle, 64, Hernando, FL
Ricky A. Tuggle, age 64, of Hernando, FL, passed away February 28, 2018 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Ricky was born on October 24, 1953 in Oklahoma City, OK, to the late Naomi (Lucas) and Samuel P. Tuggle, Jr. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Western Kentucky University and was a member of the alumni association. He was a member of the United States Army Reserve for a number of years. Prior to his retirement, Ricky was employed by the Smucker’s company as a Regional Sales Manager for over 10 years. On August 13, 1983, Ricky married Janet (Bicker) with whom he shared 34 years of loving marriage. He made Citrus County his home 20 years ago after relocating from Roanoke, VA. He was an avid sports fan and was especially a fan of the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, St. Louis Cardinals and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Ricky worked several years as a volunteer football coach for Crystal River High School. He enjoyed collecting knives with his son, woodworking and spending time with his family and friends. Ricky will be remembered as a loving husband, caring friend to many, a man dedicated to his family and a father that adored his son. In addition to his wife Janet, those left to mourn Ricky’s passing are his son, Alan Tuggle, of Inverness and brother, Samuel P. Tuggle, III “Tripp” and his wife Shannon of Bowling Green, KY. Ricky was preceded in death by his brother, Johnny L. Tuggle in 1983. A celebration of life memorial service is scheduled for Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 4:00 PM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, with Dr. Douglas Alexander of the New Church Without Walls, Hernando, officiating. Friends are invited to join the family in visitation beginning at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Robert Vivian, Jr

Robert L Vivian, Jr, 84, Floral City, FL
Robert Lloyd Vivian, Jr., 84 of Floral City, passed away Friday, March 30, 2018 under the loving care of Hospice and his family at the Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast Hospice House in Lecanto. Robert was born on March 25, 1934 in Highland Park, MI to the late Robert L. Vivian, Sr and Lillian (Blumenthal) Vivian. Robert came to Citrus County in 1998 from Warren, MI. He was a pattern maker for General Motors in Warren, MI, for 17 years. He was a member of the Floral City VFW Post #7122 Auxiliary. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 64 years, Thomasine Vivian; his children: Cheryl Ann Vivian, of Roseville, MI, Laura Jane Vivian, of Fraser, MI and Jeffrey T. Vivian and his wife, Sue, of Lecanto, FL; his sister, Betty Jane Stutzky of Warren, MI; five grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Robert L. Vivian III and his brother Edward Vivian. A Funeral Service of Remembrance for family members only will be held on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at 10:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Fr. Tim Cummings of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, officiating. Cremation care will follow with Chas E Davis


Kenneth Wackes

Kenneth P Wackes, 78, Crystal River, FL
Kenneth Paul Wackes, age 78, of Crystal River, FL, passed away at his residence on March 22, 2018. Kenneth was born on March 27, 1939, in Philadelphia, PA, to the late Paul George and Ruth Eunice (Sutcliffe) Wackes. On July 2, 1960, he married Ruth (Markle) with whom he shared 57 loving years of marriage. Ken and Ruth made Citrus County their home in 2004 after relocating from Ft. Lauderdale and attended 7 Rivers Presbyterian Church. Ken was the Headmaster of the Westminster Academy in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, for over 30 years. He was the Executive Director of Christian Schools of Florida, and later the Chief Executive Officer. In his spare time, Kenneth loved to read, go fishing, gardening and genealogy. He was the author of 2 E-Books, “A Survey of World History from a Christian Perspective” and “Building my Marriage Before it begins”. In January of 2014, Kenneth was diagnosed with ALS and wrote about his experience on his Blog, Learning to Trust God with ALS. In addition to his wife Ruth, those left to mourn Ken’s passing include his son, Paul Wackes and his wife Allison of Coral Springs, FL; daughters: Karen Beard and her husband Anthony of Hernando, FL, Linda Turner and her husband Robert of Virginia Beach, VA; brothers: Steve Wackes of Ft. Myers, FL, Alan Wackes of Yankeetown, FL; sisters: Eunice Lewis of Claremont, FL, Cheryl Bowe-Rodriguez of Woodruff, S.C.; 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. A celebration of Ken’s life is planned for Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church, Lecanto, with Reverend Ray Cortese officiating. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Henry Ware

Henry R Ware, 89, Ocala, Florida
Henry Roland “Hank” Ware, 89, Ocala, FL passed away February 25, 2018 at the Crystal River Health & Rehab Center. Hank was born in Columbus, GA on June 3, 1928 to the late William R. and Mattie (Green) Ware and came to Ocala from Miami in 1994 where he retired as a Licensed Funeral Director. He served our country in the U.S. Navy and was a communicant at Queen of Peace Catholic Church. He also was a licensed pilot and member of the Ocala Elks Lodge and National Rifle Association. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Linda (Leggett) Ware; his children: William Thomas Ware, Covington, LA; Mary Drumm, New Port Richey, FL; Robert “Buzz” Ware, Miami Beach; Marsha Treter, Ocala; Robyn Johnson, Johnstown, PA; brother, William J. Ware, Savannah, GA: 13 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Ware, and wives Marilynn Papworth Ware and Mattie Lee Sayers Ware. He has many long time friends made during his 48 years as a funeral director. Graveside Military Services are scheduled for Monday, March 5th, at 2:00 PM from Florida National Cemetery with V.F.W. Post #7122 officiating. Friends are invited to gather at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL, at 12 noon. The procession will depart for the cemetery at 1:15 PM.


Daniel Watkins

Daniel R Watkins, 91, Inverness, FL
Daniel Richard Watkins, age 91, of Inverness, passed away Friday, April 20, 2018 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast Hospice House in Lecanto. Daniel was born in Poughkeepsie, New York on August 27, 1926 to the late Charles Stephens and Hazel Louise (Robinson) Watkins. He was a former resident of Miami and returned to Florida 4 years ago from Tennessee, and settled in Citrus County. Daniel was a machinist mate in the Navy, serving during WWII, and in the South Pacific at Okinawa. He was a bartender in the Hospitality industry and worked in the blacksmith shop at Dollywood in Tennessee. Daniel liked clowns and collected clown figurines. He enjoyed watching golf and played during his younger years. He loved the ocean and deep sea fishing. Daniel loved gardening, working the his yard and was known for his pristine landscaping! Daniel was a good cook, he enjoyed cooking for his family and was known for his Paella. He loved living in Tennessee and the Great Smokey Mountins. Left to cherish his memory are his son, Jeffrey C. Watkins, of Elizabethton, TN; 2 brothers, Ed Watkins of Florida and Charlie Watkins of New York. He was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Carole Ann Watkins on December 5, 2017 and 3 brothers and 2 sisters. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Daniel is planned for later in the year at the Florida National Cemetery. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. FL.


Anne Welcome

Anne V Welcome, 83, Beverly Hills, FL
Anne Virginia Welcome, age 83, of Beverly Hills, FL, passed away at her home on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Anne was born on July 2, 1934 in Brookline, MA, to the late John Joseph and Mary Theresa (McCarthy) Sullivan. She was Membership Secretary at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society until she married and moved to Hudson, N.H. In 1963, Anne married William F. Welcome, with whom she shared 45 years of marriage until his passing on July 1, 2007. She was a Crossing Guard at Memorial School in Hudson, NH, and worked at Memorial Hospital in Nashua, N.H. for a number of years. In 2001, Anne and her husband made Citrus County, FL, their home after relocating from Hudson, N.H. She was an avid reader and always kept up with the news and current events. Anne loved politics, enjoyed good conversation, and was extremely witty and enjoyed gaining knowledge and learning anything new. She also enjoyed crocheting and quilting. Anne was very giving and generous to a fault. She always made time for her family and will be remembered as a wonderful daughter, sister, mother, friend and “Auntie Anne”. Anne will also be remembered for her famous phrase “Ya think you’re funny, your friends think you’re a jerk”! Those left to mourn Anne’s passing are her daughters: Mary Anne Burton of Citrus Springs, FL, Kathleen Welcome and her husband Steven West of Hernando, FL; brother, John Sullivan of Sandwich, MA; sister, Mary Frances O’Grady of West Roxbury, MA; grandchildren: Alicia, Stephen, Kaitlyn, Laura, Alexandria, Shannon, Brigid; and 8 great grandchildren. In addition to her husband William, Anne was preceded in death by sisters: Agnes Sullivan and Julia (Sheila) Lydon. Anne’s urn will be laid to rest with her husband William at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL, at a later date. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Edmund Willard

Edmund W Willard, 90, Floral City, FL
Edmund Webster Willard, age 90, of Floral City, FL, passed away at his home on March 20, 2018. Edmund was born on March 11, 1928 in Ithaca, N.Y. to the late Louis and Clara (English) Willard. Episcopalian by faith, he made Citrus County his home in 1984 after relocating from Largo, FL. Edmund was employed as a Truck Driver throughout his lifetime and retired as a truck driver for Herand Lumber Company. He was a Life Member of both the Floral City VFW #7122, and the IRRU Social Club of Floral City. In his spare time, Edmund enjoyed fishing boating and socializing with his family and friends. Those left to mourn his passing are his daughters: Linda Taggart and her husband Terry of Floral City, FL, Joann Reinhold of Connecticut; son, Tom Willard and his wife Pat of North Carolina; 8 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren. Edmund was preceded in death by his wife of over 10 years, Dory Willard and his son, Terry Willard. Edmund’s family plan to have a Celebration of Life Memorial Service on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the Floral City, VFW #7122. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Mary Williams

Mary G Williams, 96, formerly of Inverness, FL
Mary G. Williams, 96, of Green Cove Springs, FL, formerly of Inverness, FL, passed away March 19, 2018 at Tidewell Hospice in Bradenton, FL. She was born in Lonaconing, MD on February 22, 1922 to the late William Austin and Mary Alice (Shimer) Goodwin. Mary was a secretary and moved to this area in 1991, from Hollywood, FL. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Inverness, and taught Sunday school there for 15 years. Mary enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, traveling, sewing, and was an invincible Scrabble player. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Alfred Williams in 2016, one brother, Ronald Goodwin, two sisters, Ethel and Ida Smith, and her grandson, Douglas William Scaggs. She is survived by her daughter, Marcia Valerie Scaggs and her husband Larry of Green Cove Springs. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 11:00 AM from the First Assembly of God Church, 4201 S. Pleasant Grove Road, Inverness, FL, 34452 . Cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Hazel Yancey

Hazel A Yancey, 94, St. Petersburg, FL
Hazel A. Yancey, age 94, of St. Petersburg, FL, formerly of Hernando, passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in St. Petersburg. Hazel was born on August 9, 1923 in Athens, GA, to the late Robert and Edith (Fleeman) Allgood. On July 12, 1941, she married John Yancey with whom she shared 70 years of loving marriage until his passing in 2011. Hazel was a resident of Citrus County for 25+ years then returned to St. Petersburg 5 years ago to be closer to her family. She was a Southern Baptist by faith and a former member of the First Baptist Church of Hernando. Hazel greatly enjoyed going to church, doing puzzles, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Those left to mourn Hazel’s passing are her son, John L. Yancey and his wife Roberta of St. Petersburg, FL; daughter, Karen M. Smith and her husband Butch of St. Petersburg, FL; 5 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. A graveside service is planned for Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 11:00 AM, at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL, with Reverend Keith Dendy of the First Baptist Church of Hernando, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Georga Yetner

Georga A Yetner, 74, Beverly Hills, FL
Georga Anne Yetner, 74, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away April 25, 2018, surrounded by her family, at her residence in Beverly Hills. She was born in Portland, ME on December 17, 1943 to the late George and Gertrude (Brown) Ganem. Georga arrived in this area in 1999 coming from Warwick, RI. She was a Senior Secretary for the Utilities Division, Board of Commission of Citrus County. Georga was Episcopalian by faith, and a member of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church of Inverness, FL. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Warwick, RI chapter, and the Tall Cedars of Lebanon. She enjoyed traveling, going on cruises, and especially loved her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and dolphins. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Frank Yetner in 2016, and a brother, David Ganem. Georga is survived by her children, Linda Peckham and her husband John of Stow, MA, Edward Maynard and his wife Karen of Warwick, RI, Catherine McCully and her husband Walter of Cortez, CO, step-son Michael Yetner and his wife Cynthia of North Providence, RI; brother George Ganem, Jr. of Sebring, FL; sisters Virginia Thomas of North Providence, RI and Shirley Chapdelaine of Johnston, RI; 14 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Service for Georga will be held on Thursday, May 3, 11:00 A.M. at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Inverness, with a reception at the church to follow. Friends are invited to meet the family at the church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service. Georga’s urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is in charge of arrangements.


Daniel Young

Daniel A Young, 59, Inverness, FL
Daniel Arthur Young, age 59, of Inverness, FL, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at Citrus Health and Rehabilitation Center, Inverness. Dan was born on January 14, 1959, in Jacksonville, FL, and adopted shortly thereafter to the late Lawrence and Elizabeth (Butler) Young. He graduated high school in Massachusetts and later served in the United States Navy. Dan later moved by to Homosassa, FL, where he worked as a car salesman. He was a member of both the Eagles and Moose Clubs of Homosassa. Dan was a Christian by faith and attended worship services at Hernando United Methodist Church, Hernando, FL. He enjoyed sports, entertaining friends, and will be remembered for his beautiful singing voice and his renditions of “My Way” and “New York, New York” during karaoke. He recently had his right leg amputated but, remained in good spirits and was eager to adapt to his new situation. Dan will be missed by all who knew him. Those left to mourn Dan’s passing include his fiancé Patsy Burgess and her children, Sarah and Joshua Burgess. He is also survived by his brother, Cary Young of Concord, N.C. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Major (Ret.) John Ziacik, Jr

Major (Ret.) John E Ziacik, Jr, 66, Homosassa, FL
Major John Edward Ziacik, Jr..U.S. Army (Ret) of Homosassa, FL passed away May 8, 2018 in the Gwinnett Medical Center, Lawrenceville, GA.  Maj. Ziacik was born in Natrona Heights, PA on August 5, 1941 to the late John E. and Agnes (Kubla) Ziacik and moved to Citrus County in 2008 from Palm Beach County, FL.  He began his career in the US Air Force and then served our country in the US Army.  He was a registered nurse and had a Master of Science in Systems Management from the University of Southern California. After retiring from the Army, Maj. Ziacik worked for the Veteran’s Administration Health System for 22 years. He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Homosassa. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 51 years, Ernestine (Mirandola) Ziacik, Homosassa, FL; 2 daughters, Terri Lynn Ziacik and husband, Stephen J. Wallace, Bellevue, WA; Shelley Anne Ziacik, Chicago, IL; 2 brothers, Louis J. Ziacik, Natrona Heights, PA and Michael Ziacik, Ridge Manor, FL; and 2 grandchildren, Devin and Katherine Delaney Wallace.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 11:00 AM at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church with Fr. Ron Marecki, celebrant.  Inurnment with military honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery (Bushnell, FL) in the columbarium.   In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the USO (uso.org / USO Department WS, PO Box 96860, Washington DC, 20090-6860).  Cremation care with Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


 

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