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Parker Bagley

Parker K Bagley, 81, Charlottesville, VA
Parker Keenan “Ted” Bagley,MD 81, died peacefully on October 6, 2018 at Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge, Charlottesville, Virginia, with his children at his side. Parker was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on August 19, 1937. He graduated from St. Paul Academy in 1955 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Yale University in 1959. He went on to receive his M.D. degree from Temple University School of Medicine in 1966, and completed a residency in Radiology at University of Minnesota in 1972. Dr. Bagley moved to Florida and worked as a staff radiologist at St. Petersburg General Hospital before moving to Inverness, Florida in 1974. He was the first radiologist in Citrus County, and the sole radiologist for five years, which meant that he was called in at all hours to read x-ray films. After working at Citrus Memorial Hospital for 12 years, he established his own outpatient practice and continued to serve the community until his retirement in 2003. He was a member and vestryman of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Inverness and also served on Rotary International. In his leisure time, he could be found out on his boat enjoying the water. Dr. Bagley is survived by his children, Ann Bagley Willms and husband Christopher of Charlottesville, Virginia; Donald Shepherd Bagley, II and wife Elizabeth Osterling Bagley of Houston, Texas; grandchildren Nina Parker Willms, Olivia Grace Willms, Donald Shepherd Bagley, III, Ruth Elizabeth Bagley, Kathryn Ann Bagley, and Anna Jane Bagley; sister-in-law Birdie Westerdahl, nephew John Bagley and niece Linda Dornbach. He was predeceased by his parents, Donald Shepherd Bagley and Ruth Keenan Bagley; his brother, Donald Gibbs Bagley; and his wife, Marcia Pappas Bagley. The family wishes to offer special thanks to the caring staff on Health Care 3 of Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge, Charlottesville. A funeral will be held on Thursday October 11, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Inverness, Florida with the Rev. Eugene Reuman officiating. Private interment will take place on Friday October 12 at Oak Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to The Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org). Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hillandwood.com.


Edward Bernhard, Jr.

Edward J Bernhard, Jr., 77, Pembroke Pines, FL
Edward John Bernhard, Jr., age 77, of Pembroke Pines, FL, passed away at the Alexander Nininger State Veterans Nursing Home on October 9, 2018. Edward was born on September 21, 1941 in Buffalo, N.Y. to the late Helen (Collins) and Edward J. Bernhard, Sr. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy and a Veteran of the Vietnam War. Edward was married to Florence (Bundy) for 44 years until her passing on March 1, 2009. He and Florence made Citrus County their home in 2002 after relocating from Naples, Italy. Edward was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign War, American Legion and Disabled American Veterans. Edward’s passing will be mourned by his sons: Edward J. Bernhard, III of Erwin, TN, Jack W. Bernhard of Key West, FL; sisters: Marion Lambert of New York, Barbara Cicciarelli of Arizona; brother, John Bernhard of Shinglehouse Pennsylvania; and 3 grandchildren. Edward was preceded in death by his wife Florence in 2009 and a brother, John. Private burial in Florida National Cemetery. Cremation care is provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Joan Bordeaux

Joan M Bordeaux, 59, Bushnell, FL
Joan Marie Bordeaux, 59, of Bushnell, FL passed away December 13, 2018 at her residence in Bushnell. She was born in Brooksville, FL on August 29, 1959 and was a computer technician for SWIFTMUD. Joan arrived in this area coming from Istachatta, FL and was a Christian by faith. She was a very loving and caring person who always put anybody before herself. Joan enjoyed gardening and loved spending time with her grandkids, and her nieces and nephews. She is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, Robert Bordeaux. Joan is also survived by her son, Wesley Bordeaux and his wife Brittany of Inverness, FL; her mother Wanda Griffin and her father Boyd L. Waller; brother Buddy Waller; sisters Karen Owen, Cindy Huard, Tina Wilkerson, and Tammy Bass; 4 grandchildren; 11 nieces and nephews and 16 great nieces and nephews; and many more loved ones who are not listed. A Gathering and Sharing of Remembrance for Joan is scheduled for Sunday, December 30, 11:00AM until 4:00 P.M. at the Floral City Community Center in Floral City, FL. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Peter Bown

Peter L Bown, 95, Lecanto, FL
Peter L. Bown, age 95, passed away on September 29, at the Brentwood Retirement Community, where he had been residing the last several months, after losing his beloved wife of 69 years, Doris Bown, in February of this year. He is survived by his daughter, Carolyn and was pre-deceased by his beloved son, Christopher; and his much-loved siblings, Edie and Joe. Peter was born and raised in Foolow, England, and in the mid 1950’s, took a New York City job posting from the company he was working for in England. He subsequently brought his wife and daughter to America, where Peter and Doris raised their family, including son Christopher, born in America. They resided in Westchester, New York until re-locating to Hernando 20 years ago. During World War II, Peter served in the British Army, in North Africa, Egypt, Sicily and Italy. In Naples, he was hospitalized after he contracted gangrene from a wound. He first met Doris on New Year’s Eve at the British equivalent of a USO dance for the military, after putting his uniform on over his pajamas and sneaking out of the hospital. He always enjoyed listening to the Big Band sounds of Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman during the 40’s, conjuring up attractive images of America, which became a place he very much wanted to visit, so he was very happy to have the business opportunity to live and work in the states. He adapted to life in America, commuting to New York City from the Westchester suburbs and rapidly becoming a big fan of the Jets and the Mets. While he very much loved the small village in the English countryside where he had grown up, and all the family, friends and traditions there, America became his new home. Peter and his wife Doris were devoted to raising their family and loved a night out dancing, going to the beach, and picnicking. They returned to England for family visits when they could and also enjoyed many vacations near Lake Luzerne in the Adirondacks and more recently, in the Outer Banks. Peter was an avid tennis player in spite of bad knees which eventually confined him to spectator status for his favorite sport. However, he loved watching all sports, keeping tabs on many of his favorite teams and players from golf through car racing on the national and international levels. He loved reading, playing cards and always had a curious, exploring mind. Just as he had always wanted to visit America, Florida also always held an attraction for him and he was happy to move to the sunny, warm climate, especially as he hated the cold in the worst way. Both he and Doris were lucky to make some good new friends with their neighbors in Citrus Hills. A private memorial service for both Peter and Doris will be held in the Outer Banks, North Carolina. If desired, a donation could be made in his name to the Beagle Rescue Organization (https://donate.rescueme.org/beagle) or to any local animal shelter or organization. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is in charge of arrangements.


Maurice "Charlie" Boyd

Maurice "Charlie" E Boyd, 85, Inverness, FL
Maurice “Charlie” Edward Boyd, age 85, the loving husband and father of four children passed away at Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing facility in Inverness, FL on October 31, 2018. Charlie was born on November 26, 1932 in Newburyport, MA to the late Morris and Elizabeth (Francoeur) Boyd. He was a 1950 graduate of Newburyport High School. Charlie proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy for 4 years and went on to work as the Assistant Chief of Supply at Pease Air Force Base, retiring after 30 years of service. On October 1, 1955 he married Ruth (Clancy), with whom he recently celebrated 63 years of loving marriage. Charlie and Ruth made Citrus County, FL their home in 1989 after relocating from Massachusetts. Charlie absolutely loved playing golf. He was also an avid bowler and enjoyed playing pool and basketball. Charlie was a member of the American Legion and the Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge 2112, Lecanto, FL. In addition to his loving wife Ruth, Charlie’s passing will be mourned by his daughters: Margaret Blount of Amesbury, MA, Cheryl Gove of Kittery, ME, Meredith Stickney of Kittery, ME, Teresa Theberge and her husband Joe of Stratham, N.H.; brother, Ronald Boyd and his wife Carol of Del Rio, TX; 7 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life is planned for Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the Moose Lodge 2112, 221 S. Haid Terrace, Lecanto, FL. Another Celebration of Life will taken place in New England at a later date. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


John Broderick

John M Broderick, 85, Inverness, FL
John M. Broderick, 85, of Inverness, FL passed away November 3, 2018 under the care of The Legacy House in Ocala, FL. He was born in Bethlehem, PA on November 11, 2018 to the late John C. and Mildred I. (O’Hearn) Broderick. John was a tool manager for a company which produced steam pressure valves and gauges. He arrived in this area in 1995, coming from Bethlehem, and was Catholic by faith. John enjoyed golfing and sports. He is survived by his loving wife, Elsie Broderick of Inverness, his children, James Michael Broderick and his wife Elizabeth of Michigan, Natalie Broderick of Inverness, and Laura Danyluk and her husband Theodore of Waynesboro, PA; and 4 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Donna Brooks

Donna L Brooks, 76, Hernando, FL
Donna Lee Brooks, age 76, Hernando, FL passed away September 22, 2018 at home under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Mrs. Brooks was born in Detroit, MI on January 7, 1942 to the late John and June (Brett) Martenson and came to Citrus County 16 years ago from Dania Beach, Florida. She was a loving and devoted mother and homemaker and a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Hernando. Left to cherish her memory are two children, Jeff Brooks of Largo and Hayley Brooks-Wallin of Danbury, CT; a brother and sister, John Martenson of Gaylord, MI and Rhonda Fenner of Emmett, MI; 2 grandchildren, Cal and Tenley Wallin. Her husband, Sidney Brooks passed away on September 24, 2018. They were married 53 years. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the CLL Foundation: www.cllfoundation.org or the NTM Foundation: https://foundation.chestnet.org/patient-education-resources/nontuberculous-mycobacteria-ntm/ Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Sidney Brooks

Sidney J Brooks, 92, Hernando, FL
Sidney John Brooks, 92, Hernando, FL passed away September 24, 2018 at home under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Mr. Brooks was born in London, England on February 11, 1926 to the late Albert E. and Ellen (Riding) Brooks and came to Citrus County 16 years ago from Dania Beach, Florida. He was a professional photographer prior to retirement. He served in the British Armed Forces during WW II and was present during the bombing of London and on the beach during the Normandy invasion. Left to cherish his memory are his two children, Jeff Brooks of Largo and Hayley Brooks-Wallin of Danbury, CT; a brother and sister, Albert Brooks of Australia and Joan Fage of London, England; 2 grandchildren, Cal and Tenley Wallin. He was preceded in death by his wife Donna Lee Brooks on September 22, 2018. They were married 53 years. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the CLL Foundation: www.cllfoundation.org or the NTM Foundation: https://foundation.chestnet.org/patient-education-resources/nontuberculous-mycobacteria-ntm/ Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Doris Brown

Doris Brown, 89, Floral City, FL
Doris Brown, 89, of Floral City, FL passed away December 4, 2018 at her residence in Floral City. She was born in Newark, NJ on April 15, 1929 to the late Earl and Edith Van Alstine. Doris was a homemaker, and arrived in this area in 2002, coming from Bricktown, NJ. She was known for her quite, gentle spirit to all. She was often heard to say "I am blessed". Doris attended Calvary Church of Inverness, and her church was her passion. She was part of the intercessory prayer team at Calvary Church and was considered a "prayer warrior". She was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence in 2013. Survivors include her children Nancy Anderson and her husband Michael of Homosassa, FL, Barbara Ann Dunigan and her husband Jim of Floral City, and Kenneth Brown and his wife Andrea of Bricktown, NJ, 7 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. The family will be having a Celebration of Life Gathering at Calvary Church of Inverness on December 15th at 10 am. There will be a short reception to follow in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Vitas Healthcare (hospice) in her name (3280 W Audubon Park Path Lecanto, FL 34461). Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Carey Bryant

Carey L Bryant, 61, Citrus Springs, FL
Carey Lee Bryant, 61, Citrus Springs, FL passed away on November 2, 2018, at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, FL. Carey was born in Berwyn, PA on August 2, 1957, to the late Charles and Marjorie (Ingram) Bryant, Jr. Carey and Marianne made their home in Citrus County in 1986 after spending many wonderful years in Connecticut. After 20 years in various hydraulics businesses in the Ocala, Florida area, in 2012 Carey started his own business, Emergency Hydraulics, and worked closely with E-One. Carey was a simple man, he loved his family, his workers, and his friends. He loved to watch the birds that would come to his bird feeder outside of his porch. He enjoyed watching football on the weekends and cheering on the UCONN’s women’s basketball team each season. His dream was to own a cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains, once he retired. Those that knew him will miss his quirky sense of humor, his corned beef hash at Christmas time, and his words of wisdom and take on life. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Marianne Schmitt Bryant, Inverness; 4 children: Charles Austin Bryant and his wife, Julynnet, Inverness; Holly Marie Treece and her husband, Kyle, Winter Springs, FL; Cara Leigh Whitaker and husband Donnie, Inverness; Caitlin Elizabeth Bryant, Citrus Springs; 2 brothers, Craig Ingram Bryant, Goldsboro, N.C. and Charles Odell Bryant, III, Boerne, TX; 1 sister, Charlotte Bryant Graham, Michigan; 3 grandchildren: Lily, Cecil, and Emma. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother and a sister, Curtiss Bryant and Linda Cornell. At Carey’s request, there will be no funeral service. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Paul Burdick

Paul S Burdick, 64, Hernando, FL
Paul Sidney Burdick, age 64, of Hernando, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, Florida on October 5, 2018. Paul was born in West Orange, N.J. to the late Sidney and Helen (Kirschenman) Burdick on March 1, 1954. Among his ancestors were some of the original American settlers that resided in the New England area prior to the Revolutionary War. After the war the families migrated and settled in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Because of Paul’s lineage, he was granted membership into the Sons of the American Revolution. He had worked as a Deli Manager for many years in New Jersey but most recently was employed at the Family Resource Center of Citrus County, a job he greatly enjoyed. He is survived by 3 cousins: Jack Townsend and his wife Marlene of Inverness, FL, Ruth Townsend of The Villages, FL, and Carol Townsend of Saugerties, New York. In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by Ray, his loving partner of 20 years. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Robert Cappe

Robert Cappe, 78, Beverly Hills, FL
Robert “Bondo Bob” Cappe, age 78, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away at his home on October 26, 2018. Bob was born on October 20, 1940 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Paul and Lillian (Owens) Cappe. He made Citrus County, FL his home several years ago after relocating from Phoenix, AZ. Bob worked as an Auto Body Repairman throughout his lifetime and was most recently employed by Palm Coast Auto Repair in Holder, FL. He truly loved working on cars and trucks. He also enjoyed building things for his home, gambling and visiting with his friends at American Legion Post #237 in Beverly Hills. Those left to mourn Bob’s passing include his loving companion of many years, Teresa Fleming of Beverly Hills, FL; son, Brian Cappe and his wife, Crystal of Phoenix, AZ; three daughters: Yvette Kruczek of Phoenix, AZ, Megan Williams of Klaymouth Falls, OR, Paula Pierce of Klaymouth Falls, OR; sister, Sharyn Collier and her husband, Robert of Citrus Springs, FL; brother, Paul A. Cappe and his wife, Barbara of Burgettstown, PA. He is also survived by several grandchildren in Arizona and Oregon. Bob was preceded in death by daughter, Barbara A. Cappe and infant son, Robert J. Cappe, Jr. Cremation with care is under direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Michael Cash

Michael W Cash, 62, Inverness, FL
Michael Wray Cash, age 62, of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on October 4, 2018. Michael was born in Alexandria, VA on October 1, 1956 to Fay (Wray) and the late Cecil Cash. He made Inverness, FL his home in 2004 after relocating from Virginia. Michael was a Master Carpenter by trade and very skilled at his profession. He was very detail oriented when it came to woodworking and took a great deal of pride in his work. Michael had a great love for his family and always enjoyed spending time with them, especially his grandbabies. He was very social, loved talking to people and telling them “stories”. A true bargain hunter, he liked thrift store shopping and going to flea markets. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. Those left to mourn Michael’s passing are his loving partner of 8 years, Ronald Boatwright of Inverness, FL; daughters: Kristy Cash, Heather Cash and her spouse Kristin, both of Luray, VA; mother, Fay Cash of Luray, VA; brothers: Dale Cash of Punta Gorda, FL, Ronnie Cash and his wife Christine of Luray, VA; sisters: Lisa Quinn and her husband Johnny, Sheila Lester, both of Luray, VA; grandchildren: Conner, Landon, Alex and Kaitlyn. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Justin Chappell

Justin D Chappell, 31, Inverness, FL
Justin David Chappell, 31, Inverness, FL passed away suddenly September 30, 2018. Justin was born in Inverness, Florida on October 14, 1986 to Jody Lee and Diane (Wisnewski) Chappell and was a lifetime resident where he attended local schools. Justin was an extremely hard worker and was employed as a utility contractor. His boys and his family were the center of his life. Left to mourn and cherish his memory is his father, Jody Chappell and his wife Morrianna “Mo” Chappell , Dunnellon, FL; his mother, Diane Chappell and companion, Martin Moff, Inverness, FL; 4 children, Austin Lee Chappell, Brayden David Chappell, Kaleb Lovell, and Jadyn Lovell, all of Inverness; his companion of 9 years, Jennifer Lynn Lovell, Inverness; 3 brothers, John Garrett Sanders, Beaufort, SC; Davin Blake Sanders and Trace Bailee Sanders, both of Dunnellon, FL; maternal grandfather, Albert Wisnewski, Inverness; aunt, Debbie Barker and her husband Bill of Inverness, FL; uncle, Michael Wisnewski and his companion Brandi McMullen of Bushnell, FL; uncle, Al Wisnewski and his wife Christine of Crystal River, FL; several cousins; and mother of his son, Heather Barker. He was predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Joanne Wisnewski and a cousin, Albert Dalton Wisnewski. A Celebration of Life Service will be announced later. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Norman Kent Crook

Norman Kent Crook, 56, Inverness, FL
Norman “Kent” Crook, age 56, of Inverness, FL passed away unexpectedly at his residence on November 16, 2018. Kent was born in Alexandria, VA on September 19, 1962 to Patricia (O’Neal) Crook and the late Norman Edward Crook. He relocated to Citrus County 3 years ago from Claremont, FL. He was a Baptist by faith and a member of the Daniels Missionary Baptist Church in Daniels, W.V. Locally he attended worship services at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness. Kent was employed as a Recreational Vehicle Technician for a number of years. He was an excellent cook and loved to cook and grill out for his family and friends. As a child he enjoyed fishing trips with his father. He was a fan of the Miami Dolphins, NASCAR and enjoyed listening to music. Kent had a great love for his sons and grandchildren. Those left to mourn Kent’s passing are his sons: Chance Crook and his wife Jenny of Huntsville, AL, Roman Harvey of Wekiva Springs, FL; his mother, Patricia Crook of Inverness, FL; sister, Michelle Connor and her husband Nathan of Inverness, FL; and grandchildren: Maverick, Maddox, Chloe, Macklin and Coda. He also leaves behind Joan Abbott and Sherrie Marks, both of whom were a big part of his life. Kent was preceded in death by his father, Norman Edward Crook. A Celebration of Life Memorial service is scheduled for Friday, November 23, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Reverend Greg Kell of Cornerstone Baptist Church of Inverness officiating. Friends are invited to join Kent’s 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.


Ellyn Daloia

Ellyn M Daloia, 72, Inverness, FL
Ellyn Mary Daloia, age 72, of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on Friday, November 2, 2018. Ellyn was born on January 7, 1946 in Troy, N.Y. to the late Walter and Vivian (Emmons) Jones. She made Citrus County, FL her home 7 years ago after relocating from Albany, N.Y. Ellyn worked as a Medical Secretary throughout her professional career. She enjoyed going shopping at thrift and consignment stores, getting together with friends and spending time with her grandchildren. Ellyn also enjoyed working outside in the yard and going to the beach. Those left to mourn Ellyn’s passing include her loving companion of 33 years, Stephen Sforza; daughter, Deanna Myers and her husband Mathew of Inverness, FL; sons: Matthew and Dominick Nardolillo of Albany, N.Y.; stepsons: Michael and William Sforza of Albany, N.Y., Steven Sforza and his wife Michelle of Ocala, FL; twin sister, Mary Ellen Jones of Tarpon Springs; brother, James Jones and his wife Charlotte of Glenmont, N.Y.; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ellyn was preceded in death by 2 sons: Peter Nardolillo and Lawrence Jones; and brother Lawrence Jones. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Michael Davidson

Michael G Davidson, 56, Hernando, FL
Michael Gregory Davidson, 56, of Hernando, FL passed away December 1, 2018 at his residence in Hernando. He was born in Great Falls, Montana on October 29, 1962. Michael was a roofer in the construction industry, and arrived in this area in 2005, coming from Venice, FL. He enjoyed refurbishing furniture, and cooking. Michael is survived by his loving wife, Lynda Tillie of Hernando; brother Tom Davidson; sisters Wonda Marie Davidson, Jacqueline Regina Walters, and Corrine Bidwell. He was preceded in death by one sister, Elaina Davidson. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Rita Davis

Rita J Davis, 87, Lecanto, FL
Rita J. Davis, age 87 of Lecanto, FL and formerly of Clearwater, FL, passed away while under the care of Vitas Healthcare Inpatient Hospice Unit in Lecanto on December 12, 2018. Rita was born on June 6, 1931 in Berlin, N.H. to the late Leo and Sarah (Gilbert) Piper. She made Florida her home in 1955 after relocating from New Hampshire. Rita was a homemaker throughout her lifetime and a member of the Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Hernando, FL. She was married to John B. Davis for 29 years until his passing in December of 1989. Rita loved spending time with her family and was a recent recipient of an achievement award from the Independent Living Program for the Lighthouse for the Blind. Those left to cherish her memory are her son Mark Davis and wife Tammy Lynn of Floral City, FL; daughter, Sally Craig of Dunnellon, FL; grandson, David Davis and wife Megan of Floral City, FL; granddaughter, Sarah Coker and her husband Clinton of Citrus Springs. FL; three great grandchildren: Kyndell Davis, Landon Coker, Harper Coker; and brother, John Piper of Palm Harbor, FL. No funeral services are planned at this time, however Rita’s family plans to honor her life at a later date. Memorial donations may be made in Rita’s memory to The Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind, Inc., 6492 California Street, Brooksville, FL 34604. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Priscilla Day

Priscilla A Day, 81, Beverly Hills, FL
Priscilla Ann Day, 81, Beverly Hills passed away October 30, 2018 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Priscilla was born in Braintree, MA on November 16, 1936 to the late Cortland and Marjorie Young and came to Citrus County, FL in 2009 from the State of Maine. She worked for Babcock Furniture Company in Mulberry, FL for 20 years as a Comptroller and was a long time volunteer with the Citrus County Library System at Beverly Hills and Homosassa. She was Protestant by faith. Left to cherish her memory are 5 children: Raymond Christopher Walton, Inverness, FL; John Beecher Walton, Jr., Dayton, ME; Gail Walton, Bartow, FL; Tracey Zoellner and Heather Day, both of Saco, ME; 1 brother, Forrest Young, Eliot, ME; 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Laurel Ferraro and her sister, Lorinda Hilton. There will be a Celebration of Priscilla’s life in Eliot, ME at a later date with her urn to be laid to rest in the family cemetery. Cremation care was with Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Darlene DeWitt

Darlene DeWitt, 80, Inverness, FL
Darlene DeWitt, age 80, of Inverness, FL, passed away October 29, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Darlene was born on June 2, 1938 in Los Angeles, CA to the late Robert and Caroline (McDonald) Lewis and was the wife of Harry F. DeWitt. She made Citrus County, FL her home in 1992 after relocating from Anaheim, CA. Prior to retirement, she was a Judicial Assistant for the Honorable Judge Barbara Gurrolla. Darlene was a member of the Alabama, Florida, California and National Legal Secretaries Associations, as well as the Marion County Legal Secretaries Association. She participated in the Guardian Ad Litem program, was a member of the Inverness Women’s Club, the Citrus Hills Women’s Club and the Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club. Darlene is also a past Secretary and Treasurer of the Selina Hills Homeowners Association. In addition to her husband Harry, those left to mourn Darlene’s passing include her daughter, Jackie M. Russell; stepsons: Garry and Glenn DeWitt; stepdaughter, Virginia L. Armstrong; and several grandchildren. Cremation care is under direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


June Dimmitt

June L Dimmitt, 84, Floral City, FL
June Laverne (Everett) Dimmitt, age 84, of Floral City, FL, and resident of Tarawood, passed away at her home on October 28, 2018. June was born on September 16, 1934 in Fort Gibson, OK to the late Sewell and Helen Elizabeth (Smithson) Everett. She was married to Danny L. Dimmitt for 30 years until his passing on April 26, 2008. June was previously an Administrator for the Veteran’s Administration and retired after 30 years of service. She then went to work as the Billing Department Manager at the Dermatology Center in Inverness, FL with her daughter Virginia for 20 years. She made Citrus County her home 10 years ago after relocating from Seminole, FL. A Christian by faith, she attended worship services at the Floral City Church of Christ and was formerly a member of the Church of Christ in Seminole, FL. June was very active in the church, particularly children’s ministries. She participated in her church-sponsored orphanage in Seminole, FL and the children there adored her. At the Floral City Church of Christ, she assisted with gathering backpacks, coats, Christmas presents and school supplies for children of the community. June enjoyed going to the Senior Care Center in Inverness almost everyday where she could enjoy a meal and visit with her friends. She was a dog lover and previously owned a champion Westie, Chloe, which she showed in many dog shows over the years. June also enjoyed traveling and outdoor activities with her husband and family such as camping and fishing. She loved spending time with her family and playing card games. She is now in the presence of her savior and will be deeply missed. Those left to mourn June’s passing include her children: Virginia Schekorra-Ballou, D.O. and her husband Robert of Floral City, FL, Diane Cook and her husband Kyle Cooper of Seminole, OK, Jerry “Jay” Cook and his wife Almira of Inverness, FL; brother, Frank F. Everett of Wagner, OK; stepson, Duane Dimmitt of Lebanon, MO; stepdaughter, Denise Bennett of Columbia, MO; 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. In addition to her husband Danny, June was preceded in death by 3 brother, 2 sisters and 2 stepbrothers. A Funeral Service of Remembrance has been scheduled for Friday, November 2, 2018 at 3:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home and will be conducted by Michael Shingledecker of the Floral City Church of Christ. Friends are invited to join June’s family in visitation beginning at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. June will be laid to rest with her husband Danny at the Maple Hills Cemetery in Kirksville, MO. Services in Missouri will be under the direction of the Travis Noe Funeral Home in Kirksville, MO. Local Arrangements under direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Michael Dixon

Michael J Dixon, 65, Floral City, FL
Michael Joseph Dixon, age 65, of Floral City, FL passed away while under the care of Vitas Healthcare IPU in Lecanto, FL on November 8, 2018. Michael was born on April 8, 1953 in Toledo, OH to the late J. Walter and Mary C. (Burnett) Dixon. He was employed as a Retail Manager for over 33 years. Michael is survived by his siblings: John W. Dixon, Mary Jean Schimmel and Patti Williams. Cremation with care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Swan Dixon

Swan G Dixon, 52, Inverness, FL
Swantje “Swan” Grabow Dixon, age 52, Inverness passed away at home on October 30, 2018 under the loving care of her family. “Swan” was born in Hamburg, Germany on November 26, 1965 to the late Peter and Doris (Trautmann) Grabow and came to Citrus County in 1998 from Jacksonville, FL. She was a licensed real estate agent and co-owner of ERA American Realty and Investments. Swan was a devoted wife, fantastic mother to two daughters and 3 step daughters and a genuine friend to many. She loved the big city but settled in Citrus County for family and the beauty of the land—she loved working outdoors in the yard. Swan was an aspiring quilter as well as an amazing baker and family cook. She had a keen eye for a bargain and always found the best deal. In addition, she was a world traveler, avid reader, a committed Lightning Hockey fan and season ticket holder. As a duel German-American citizen, Swan followed German world cup soccer, the band Depeche Mode and enjoyed spending Christmas in the German Christmas market. Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Christopher “CJ” Dixon of Inverness; 5 daughters, Audrey and Eileen Dixon, both of Inverness; Capt. Danielle Phillips and husband, Major Mike Phillips of Camp Pendleton, CA; Nicole Dew and husband Harrison of Jacksonville; Kimberly Dixon of Orlando; her brother, Dr Tim Grabow and his wife Jessica and their daughter Mia of Wiesbeden, Germany; mother in law, Laura Dixon; brother in law, Denmar Dixon and wife Ellen; sister in law, Valerie Hale and her husband Kirk; 1 grandchild, Maverick Dew and another grandchild soon to arrive. There will be a Celebration of Life Service scheduled for Monday, November 5, 2018 at 2:00 pm from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Greg Kell officiating. Following cremation, burial will follow at a later date in Germany. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 pm until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to: Jessie’s Place: www.jessiesplacecitrus.org or Voices For Children: www.voices4childrenfl.org/donate. Following the Celebration of Life Service there will be a reception for family and friends at the Inverness Golf & Country Club.


Francis Du Ponte

Francis J Du Ponte, 96, Lecanto, FL
Francis J. Du Ponte, 96, of Lecanto, FL passed away December 1, 2018 under the care of Vitas Healthcare IPU in Lecanto. He was born in Taunton, MA on April 8, 1922 to the late Joseph and Mary (Pimentel) Du Ponte. Francis was a telecommunications manager for Verizon, and arrived in this area in 1984, coming from Revere, MA. He was Roman Catholic by faith, and loved spending time with family and friends. Francis was preceded in death by his wife of 77 years, Florence Du Ponte in 2017, and his daughter June Marie Du Ponte in 2005. He is survived by his son Michael Du Ponte of Lutz, FL; 2 brothers and 4 sisters. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Suncoast Hospice. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Susan Estrada

Susan C Estrada, 58, Lecanto, FL
Susan Cheryl Estrada, 58, of Lecanto, FL passed away December 9, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL. She was born in Milford CT on May 22, 1960 to the late Richard and Margaret (Parsons) Lindholm. Susan worked for Brookdale Citrus, and regardless of her own cares, she always took good care of her patients. She arrived in this area in 1987, coming from Stratford, CT. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, and loved animals and going to the beach. She is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Jeffrey Estrada. Other survivors include her children, Jeffrey Wayne Estrada, Jr, Valerie Lynn Estrada, and Paul Lennon Estrada, all of Lecanto, and Stephanie Marie Delmain and her husband Blake of Warner Robins, GA; brother Richard Lindholm; sister Victoria Lindholm; and 3 grandchildren, Bradley Estrada, Julianna Delmain, and Garbiella Delmain. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Carmen Filko

Carmen M Filko, 90, Dunnellon, FL
Carmen M. Filko, 90, of Dunnellon, FL passed away December 5, 2018 under the care of Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL. She was born in Bristol, CT on September 15, 1928, and as an infant was taken to France. Carmen returned to the states 26 years later, and had previously lived in Boulder, CO, Chicago, IL, New York, the Virgin Islands, and Pompano Beach, FL. With her late husband, they owned their own jewelry shop where they made and sold gold jewelry. She arrived in this area in the 1990’s, coming from Pompano Beach, and was a Catholic by faith. Carmen enjoyed taking walks, picking flowers and making flower arrangements, and spending time with friends and neighbors. She is survived by her very close friend and caregiver, Paul Asta. Other survivors include one niece Catherine Prouzet Robine, and one nephew, Christian Prouzet, both of France. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Patricia "Diane" Fintel

Patricia "Diane" Fintel, 68, Floral City, FL
Diane Fintel, 68 of Floral City, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at Shands Hospital in Gainesville. Diane was born on February 14, 1950 in Mobile, Alabama, to the late Victor and Martha (Batchelor) Sanders. She came to Citrus County in 1999 from St. Petersburg, Fl. Diane was a member of the New Hope United Methodist Church in Istachatta, FL, and a former member of the First United Methodist Church in St. Petersburg, FL. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 48 years, Robert “Bob” Fintel; her daughters: Tracy Diane Fintel of Independence, MO and Rebecca Anne Warg and her husband Scott of Spring Hill, FL; grandson, Alexander Scott Warg; mother-in-law, Vivian Fintel and many other extended family and friends. "This little light of mine, I'm gonna' let it shine" embodies the spirit of Diane. She was a beautiful example of God's loving kindness. Her gentle, giving, selfless spirit enabled her to be a faithful servant of the Lord in all aspects of her life. She was a strong, feisty ball of dynamite in a small package. She was truly fearless to her last moments and took on the world with the brightest of smiles and the warmest sunshine in her heart. "Wife", "Momma" and "Mimi" were badges of honor she wore proudly. She adored her family. She was shamelessly silly and her smart wit made everyone a friend. Her heart, home and shoulder were open to all. The heavens are brighter now for they have truly gained an angel. A Celebration of Life Service for Diane will be conducted on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 3:00 PM from the New Hope United Methodist Church at 12725 S. Istachatta Rd, Floral City, FL 34436, with the Rev. Carol Roberts, officiating. Burial will follow at the New Hope Cemetery. Friends are invited to call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home; located at 3075 S. Florida Avenue Inverness, FL 34460, on Sunday from 5 PM until 7 PM.


Gordon Foster

Gordon C Foster, 77, Inverness, FL
Gordon Clayton Foster, 77, Inverness passed away November 22, 2018 at Seven Rivers Hospital in Crystal River. Gordon was born in Newton, MA on Sept 27, 1941 to the late Clayton and Edith (Armstrong) Foster and came to Citrus County in 1986 with his wife, Shirley Foster who passed away Sept 7, 2011. He was the former owner and operator of the Furniture Exchange Store in Inverness and member/officer of Aerie Lodge No. 3992, Fraternal Order of Eagles in Inverness. Survivors include his step daughter, Darlene Schneider, Port Richey, FL; 1 sister, Judy Newsome, Hoschton, GA; 1 grandson, Kyle Schneider. Cremation care under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


June Fox

June E Fox, 86, Inverness, F
June E. Fox, 86, of Inverness, FL, passed away November 4. 2018 at Always There Assisted Living in Citrus Springs, FL. She was born in Tonawanda, NY on June 19, 1932 to the late George C. and Nora H. (Duwe) Marohn. June was a bookkeeper for the automotive sales industry, and arrived in this area in 1990, coming from Olean, NY. She was Protestant by faith, and her and her late husband Ronald were members of the VFW Post #4337, Inverness. She was also a member of the “Honeybees”, and enjoyed playing Bingo, doing puzzles, playing cards, and watching TV and NASCAR. June loved arts and crafts, and would make lap blankets for hospital patients. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Ronald E. Fox in 2014. Survivors include her children, Ronald E. Fox, Jr and his wife Nicole of Brampton, Ontario, Canada, and Joanne Tournade and her husband Buddy of Inverness; one sister, Marion Jaeger of Springville, NY; 3 grandchildren, Mason, Robert, and Jonathan; and 5 great-grandchildren. Ronald and June’s urns will be laid to rest together at Florida National Cemetery at a later date. Cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Patricia Gillepsie

Patricia M Gillepsie, 22, Beverly Hills, FL
Patricia Marie Gillespie, 22, Beverly Hills, FL passed away November 25, 2018 at her residence in Beverly Hills. She was born in Winchester, VA on August 16, 1996, and was a Baptist by faith. She arrived in this area in 2014, coming from Gore, VA. Patricia had taught Sunday School, and was a beautiful artist who enjoyed drawing and painting. She also enjoyed sports. Patricia was preceded in death by her mother, Terri Lynn Gillespie in February 2018, and her paternal grandfather, Edward Gillespie, Sr in 2010. She is survived by her father, Edward Lee Gillespie of Beverly Hills; brother Matthew James Gillespie, also of Beverly Hills; sister Kayla May Waye and her husband Nathan of Portland, OR; paternal grandmother Louise Gillespie and maternal grandparents Earl and Susan Rafferty; niece Faith Joy Waye and nephew Jonathon Daniel Waye. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Elbert Graves

Elbert D Graves, 54, Dade City, FL
Elbert D. Graves, age 54, of Dade City, FL passed away at Avante Nursing Home in Inverness, FL on November 26, 2018. Elbert was born on December 2, 1963 in Dade City, FL. He was Pentecostal by faith and attended worship services at the Living Waters Church in Dade City, FL. Elbert enjoyed fishing and watching football. He also loved baseball. He is survived by his son, James Graves of Zephyrhills, FL and brother, Tommy Flowers of Crystal Springs, FL. Cremation with care is under direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Robert Gruver

Robert E Gruver, 86, Crystal River, FL
Robert Edward Gruver, age 86, of Crystal River, FL passed away at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL on Friday, November 16, 2018. Robert was born on February 28, 1932 in Holton, KS to the late Frank and Rosalind (Denton) Gruver. Prior to retirement he worked as a Truck Driver. Robert was married to Barbara (Bush) Gruver for 58 years until her passing in December of 2007. He first made Florida his home in 1997 but returned 6 years ago after living in Flintstone, GA for a time. In his youth, Robert drove Stock Cars and had won 88 trophies with his brother. Their excellent driving skills were noticed by Nascar and they were asked to drive for Team Ford but, they were talked out of the racing profession by family members concerned for their safety. Robert was a man of many talents. An excellent piano player and singer, he had the opportunity to perform onstage with Hank Williams on one occasion. He had also won a Golden Gloves championship while still in high school. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing and watching game shows and science shows on television. Robert also liked working on cars and working in his yard. Those left to mourn Robert’s passing include his sons: Leon Robert Gruver and his wife Linda of Clarksdale, MO, Earl Gruver and his wife Diane of Kansas City, MO, Carl Gruver of Crystal River, FL; daughters: Margaret Bond and her husband Scott of Palm Coast, FL, Mary Yarrington and her husband Bob of Orlando, FL, Linda Gruver of Crystal River, FL; sister, Maggie Maier and her husband Karl of St. Petersburg, FL; 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Francis Guida

Francis S Guida, 75, Beverly Hills, FL
Francis S. Guida, 75, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away October 16, 2018 at Avante'at Inverness. He was born in Bridgeport, CT on November 29, 1942; son of the late Leo and Lucille (Petrino) Guida and proudly served his country in the Army National Guard. Frank worked as a Quality Inspector at Allied Signal Aerospace, and was a member and passionate advocate for the U.A.W. Local 1010. He was Vice Chairman of the Beacon Falls Planning and Zoning Commission in the seventies. He enjoyed spending time with his Aunt Claire and Uncle Steve in Beverly Hills, FL. Frank permanently moved to Florida from Hamden, CT in 2007. Catholic by faith, he loved listening to country music, spending time in Vermont, eating fine Italian food and watching movies. Frank is survived by his children William Guida, and daughter-in-law Bridgette Guida of Stevensville, MD; Kerri Guida and her partner Donald Stowe of Shrewsbury, MA; and three grandchildren, Joe Guida, Sean Guida and Olivia Stowe. He was a devoted father and grandfather. A private mass will be held for him at St. Theresa Church followed by A Celebration of Life Memorial Service at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Trumbull, CT on November 3rd. Cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Debra Hatley

Debra K Hatley, 61, Floral City, FL
Debra Kay Hatley, age 61, of Floral City, FL passed away at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto on December 2, 2018. Debra was born on March 12, 1957 in St. Petersburg, FL to the late Marguerite (Larson) and Carl Chester Labree, Jr. She was a homemaker throughout her life and loved spending time with and caring for her children and grandchildren. Debra’s passing will be mourned by her children: Gary “J.R.” Allen of Hernando, FL, Tiffany Ellison and her husband Alex of Floral City, FL, Nicole Hatley of Floral City, FL, Brandi Hatley of Georgia, and several grandchildren. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Gregory Henderson

Gregory C Henderson, 60, Homosassa, FL
Gregory Curtis Henderson, age 60, of Homosassa, FL passed away on October 1, 2018. He was born on May 14, 1958 in Waynesville, MO to the late Kenneth Wayne and Dorothy May (Thrift) Henderson. Greg made Citrus County, FL his home 5 years ago after relocating from Ft. Lauderdale. Greg excelled at many things, including refinishing furniture, and was a true jack of all trades. He was also an excellent guitar player and loved writing music. Those left to mourn Gregory’s passing include his loving companion of 19 years, Kimberly Jones of Homosassa, FL, and her sons, Joshua and Kyle; his 2 sisters: Tina Castro and her husband David of Davie, FL, Terri Weise and her husband Stevan of Clinton, TN. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Michael Higgins

Michael A Higgins, 28, Inverness, FL
Michael Andrew Higgins was born January 27, 1990 in Inverness, FL and was a life long resident of Homosassa. He passed away September 24, 2018. Michael loved spending time with his family and will be greatly missed. Michael is preceded in death by his grandparents Johnny H. and Carol R. Palmer and his uncle John R. Palmer. Michael is survived by his mother Suzanne Arnold and step father Mark Arnold, his brothers Matthew Higgins, Kyle Higgins (Ting) and Collin Higgins, his aunt Sherri Norup (Todd). Aunt Debra Higgins, uncle Tim Arnold, grandmother Isabel Whitehead, and numerous cousins. Psalms 23:4 1 The LORD is my Shepard; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: 2 He leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Charles Hirst

Charles S Hirst, 80, Inverness, FL
Charles S. Hirst, age 80, of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on Thursday, December 13, 2018. Charles was born on December 21, 1931 in Middletown, N.Y. to the late Chester and Helen B.(Lawyer) Hirst. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army Reserves and retired after 28 years with the rank of Command Sergeant Major. On March 26, 1978 he married Joanne (Goldstein) with whom he shared 40 years of loving marriage. Charles and Joanne made Citrus County, FL their home in 2010 after relocating from Schoharie, N.Y. Prior to his retirement, and while still residing in Schoharie, he had worked as a Mechanic, Body Repairman and D.C. Electrician. He had also been a Judge, a City Councilman and Superintendent of Highways. Charles also helped manage the kitchen at Frosty Acres Campgrounds, and was a co-owner of 3 Charlie’s BBQ. In his spare time, he enjoyed woodworking, rebuilding and working on cars, and selling parts for cars. Charlie was a member of the Esperance, N.Y. Elks Lodge #2507. In addition to his loving wife Joanne, those left to mourn Charles’ passing include his son, Brian Jarrod Hirst and his wife Heather; grandchildren: Mykal Hirst and his wife Alyssia, Sabine Hirst and Caitty Hirst. He also leaves behind his beloved Pompoo, Ikey. A Celebration of Life Service for Charles is scheduled for Saturday, December 29, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Esperance Elks Lodge #2507 in Esperance, N.Y. Following the memorial, A Funeral Service of Remembrance is scheduled for Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 3:30 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, FL where Inverness Elks Lodge #2522 will offer the Elks rest service. Friends are invited to joins Charles’ family in visitation beginning at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Charles will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 10:00 AM where full military honors will be rendered by the Army Reserve Honor Guard and American Legion Post #155. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Jeanette Hogan

Jeanette Hogan, 83, Inverness, FL
Jeanette Hogan, age 83, of Inverness, FL passed away at her home on Thursday, November 22, 2018. Jeanette was born in New York City, N.Y. on June 30, 1935 and was one of seven children born to the late Salvatore and Rose (De Fillipo) Corelli. She was married to Joseph Hogan and they shared 62 years of loving marriage. Jeanette and Joseph made Citrus County, FL their home in 1974 after relocating from New York. She enjoyed cooking meals for her family, crocheting and taking shopping trips. In addition to her husband Joseph, Jeanette’s passing will be mourned by her son, Joseph L. Hogan, Jr. and his girlfriend, Cindy Loomas of Crystal River, FL; daughters: Rose Ann Bradshaw of Beverly Hills, FL, Carol Lyn Johnson and her husband Dale of Beverly Hills, FL; and 3 grandchildren. A Gathering and Sharing of Remembrance is scheduled for Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home. A funeral procession will depart for Florida National Cemetery at 11:45 AM where Jeanette will be laid to rest after a graveside ceremony. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Helen Holmquist

Helen M Holmquist, 96, Inverness, FL
Helen M. Holmquist, 96, of Inverness, FL passed away October 26, 2018 at Angels Senior Living in Land-O-Lakes, FL. She was born in Bloomfield, NJ on November 20, 1921 to the late George F. and Marion A. (Hicks) Reider. Helen worked as a banquet waitress, and arrived in this area in 1982, coming from West Milford, NJ. She loved yard work, and enjoyed playing shuffleboard, crocheting, swimming, hunting for a good bargain, and was a very loving grandmother. Helen was preceded in death by her loving husband of 66 years, Howard A. Holmquist in 2006. She is survived by her children Howard K. Holmquist and his wife Cheryl of Milford, PA, and Dale Mary Smith and her husband Ray of San Antonio, FL; 4 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren. Helen’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.


Akira "A.J." Jackson

Akira "A.J." S Jackson, 70, Inverness, FL
Akira “A.J.” Sakai Jackson, age 70, of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on Saturday, November 10, 2018. A.J. was born on April 10, 1948 in Manazuru, Japan to the late Ernie Ray Jackson and Hiroko Sakai. He was a professional jeweler and owned and operated the A.J. Jewelry Shop in Inverness for a number of years. Those left to mourn A.J.’s passing include his daughters: Katsuko Ballew and her husband Jamie of Hudson, FL, Yukiko Schlotter and her husband Joey of New Port Richey, FL, Takako Price and her husband Robby of Grove City, OH; stepmother, Emma Jackson of Terre Haute, IN; brother, Tom Jackson; sisters: Linda Lewis and JoAnne Bermudez; grandchildren: Chad, Kylie, Ryan, Caden, Sydney and Corey. A.J. also leaves behind “Cheech”, his beloved Chihuahua and faithful companion. In addition to his parents, He was preceded in death by sister, Carol Swanson. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Friday, November 16, 2018 at 3:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Kevin Ballard of Calvary Chapel Inverness officiating. Friends may join A.J.’s family in visitation beginning at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Following cremation, A.J.’s urn will be laid to rest at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Mary Burns Jackson

Mary Burns Jackson, 72, Inverness, FL
Mary A. Burns-Jackson, age 72, of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on November 27, 2018. Mary was born January 30, 1946 in St. Petersburg, FL to the late Roy Lambert and Dorotha Jeannette (Newman) Seawright. She made Citrus County her home in 1980 after relocating from St. Petersburg, FL and attended worship services at the First Christian Church of Inverness, FL. She loved going to church. Mary was known for giving back to her community and had been an award winning volunteer at Citrus United Basket for over 10 years. Mary is survived by her daughters Kelli Burns and Kasey Jackson, both of Inverness, FL; grandchildren: Nicole Kincaid, Patrick R. Waugaman, Raymond Sharp and 3 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kimberly Nichols and brother, Andy Seawright. Cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ivar Johnson

Ivar E Johnson, 79, Inverness, FL
Ivar Emil Johnson, age 79, of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on Thursday, November 1, 2018. Ivar was born on November 13, 1938 in Warwick, R.I. to the late Johan and Ruth Johnson. He was a Mechanical Engineer for the Nuclear / Clean Energy Industry throughout his professional career. Ivar made Citrus County, FL his home 12 years ago after relocating from Miami, FL. In his spare time he enjoyed reading, “tinkering” in his garage and going to the gun range. He also loved cars of all types. Those left to mourn Ivar’s passing include his wife and companion of 30 years, Theresa Talamo; son, Carl Ivarson and his wife Heidi Echols of Greensboro, N.C.; daughters: Deborah Johnson of Dumont, N.J., Rebecca Johnson of Boston, MA, Kathy Johnson and her husband Wayland Robinson of Leicester, N.C.; stepsons: Thomas Hadlow of Tomball, TX, Todd Hadlow and his wife Melinda of Oswego, N.Y.; stepdaughter, Tammy Garcerella and her husband Ambie of Oswego, N.Y.; grandchildren: Kassidy, Sophia, Skyler, Roxanne, Terra, Amber, Tia; and 4 great grandchildren. There will be a gathering of Ivar’s friends and family from 2:00 to 4:00 PM on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Inverness VFW Post #4337, 906 FL Highway 44, Inverness, FL 34450.


Mary Johnson

Mary A Johnson, 81, Floral City, FL
Mary Alice Johnson, 81, Floral City passed away at home on December 8, 2018 following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Johnson was born in Bristol, TN on April 25, 1937 to the late Charles and Elizabeth Snodgrass and relocated to Floral City from Baton Rouge, LA. Mary loved watching old movies with the family, taking care of her dogs, and spending time with the grandchildren and great grandchild. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 59 years, James Joseph Johnson; 3 children, Jeffrey Widner of Baton Rouge, LA; Joseph Johnson of Seminole, FL; Shannon Lampton, Livingston, LA; 2 sisters, Peggy McFadden and Phyllis Collie, 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Harper and grandson, Todd Widner. Her urn will be placed in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Cremation care with Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Diane Johnston

Diane P Johnston, 71, Floral City, FL
Diane Paula Johnston, 71, of Floral City, FL passed away October 4, 2018 under the care of Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL. She was born in Steubenville, OH on April 21, 1947 to the late Adolph and Vilma (Dull) Plevell. Diane was a real estate broker, and arrived in this area in 2013, coming from Riverview, FL. She attended Boca Ciega High School in St. Petersburg, FL. Diane was an excellent cook and baker. She was a great entertainer, and loved cookouts, gardening, and taking care of her plants. She is survived by her best friend and companion, Chet Patterson of Inverness, FL. Diane is also survived by her daughter Shannon Johnston and her companion Aubrey Catrett of Land-O-Lakes, FL; and one grandchild, Carlie Johnston. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Diane will be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 3:00 P.M. at Calvary Chapel of Inverness with Pastor Kevin Ballard officiating. Private cremation under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Dottry Kohl

Dottry H Kohl, 90, Inverness, FL
Dottry H. Kohl, 90, of Inverness, FL passed away November 1, 2018 at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL. She was born in Benham, VA on June 2, 1928 to the late Carl Smith and Gay (McCroskey) Gobble. Dottry was the owner and operator of a printing company, and arrived in this area in 1997, coming from Bellport, Long Island, NY. She was Presbyterian by faith, served as the Bell Port Chamber Treasurer for 12 years, and a member of the Master Printers Association in Suffolk County, NY. Dottry was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Kohl, one brother, Harry Gobble; and one sister Inez Gobble. She is survived by her children Paul Gianferrara and his wife Kathleen of Hernando, FL, and Judy Bianco and her husband Ralph of New York. A Celebration of Life Gathering of Family and Friends will be held on Friday, November 9, 3:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Tony Kohler

Tony A Kohler, 51, Hernando, FL
Tony Allen Kohler, age 51, of Hernando, FL passed away at his home on October 1, 2018. Tony was born in York, PA on August 4, 1967 to Burnell Kohler and the late Elvera (Sellers). He just made Florida his home 2 months ago after leaving York, PA and was looking forward to Florida winters. In his spare time, Tony enjoyed fishing, hunting with his father, playing video games and cooking. He was Baptist by faith and attended worship services at Shepherd’s Way Church in Lecanto, FL. Tony’s is survived by his father and stepmother, Bernell and Gloria Kohler; sisters: Teresa Johnson and her husband Eric of Redline, PA, Debra Stubbs and her significant other, Mick Miller of York, PA; nieces: Jordon, Jenny, Heather, Kelly; and nephews: Justin, Josh and Ben; step brother, Richard Darin Gibbs, step sister, Tina Folsom and husband Michael, and his significant other of 20 years, Trish Warner. Tony was preceded in death by his mother, Elvera in January of 2014. A celebration of Tony’s life will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 10:00 AM from the Shepherd’s Way Community Church in Lecanto. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ann Lamb

Ann R Lamb, 81, Brooksville, FL
Ann Rebecca Lamb, 81, Brooksville, FL passed away November 26, 2018 at Heron Pointe in Brooksville. She was born in Portland, TN on April 15, 1937 to the late Marion and Eva (Foster) Aldridge. Ann arrived in this area in 1994 coming from Louisville, KY and attended Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness. She enjoyed going to yard sales, and spending time with her family. Ann also loved collecting angels, spending time with children, and going for walks every day. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Ronda Goff in 2016, and one brother, Jack Aldridge. Ann is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Relus Lamb. Other survivors include her children, Richard Lamb and his wife Pat of Spring Hill, FL, Jeffrey Lamb of Lexington, KY, Cheryl Downey and her husband David of Brooksville, and Lisa Chesser and her husband Shawn of Beverly Hills, FL; sisters Wilma Mangrum of Indianapolis, IN and Joyce Harrell also of Indianapolis, 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service for Ann will be conducted at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL on Friday, 10:00 A.M. with Reverend Greg Kell of Cornerstone Baptist Church officiating. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to service. Ann will be laid to rest at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, FL. after the services.


William Leiner, Sr.

William L Leiner, Sr., 95, Ocala, FL
William Louis Leiner, Sr., age 95, Ocala, Florida, formerly of Inverness, Florida passed away November 14, 2018 at the Legacy Hospice House in Ocala, FL. Mr. Leiner was born in Allentown, PA on January 22, 1923 to the late Louis and Bertha (Wilfinger) Leiner and came to Florida in 2013 from Coplay, Pennsylvania. A proud veteran, he served in the U.S. Navy during WW II as an Aviation Machinist’s Mate, enlisted in 1940 and discharged in 1946. He served in the Asiatic - Pacific Theater and was a Pearl Harbor survivor. Bill was a member of the Citrus Fleet Reserve Branch No. 186 where he was honored as a Pearl Harbor survivor on several occasions. He retired from the Bethlehem Steel Corporation as a Grade A Machinest with 30 years of service before moving to Florida and enjoyed various sports, especially Penn State Football and St Louis Cardinals baseball. Left to cherish his memory are three children, John W. Leiner and his wife Tammy of Ocala, FL; William L. Leiner, Jr. and wife Cindy of Coplay, Pennsylvania; his daughter, Phylis Engleman and husband Jeff of Coplay, Pennsylvania. There are 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary A. (Mitzi) Leiner on February 14, 2013. They were married for 63 years. There will be a Celebration of Life Service on Monday, November 19, 2018 1:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Beaverson of the First Lutheran Church of Inverness officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Wounded Warriors Project: www.woundedwarriorproject.org/Donate. Visitation will be from 12 noon until the hour of service.


Leroy Loveland, Sr.

Leroy W Loveland, Sr., 93, Homosassa, FL
Leroy W. Loveland, Sr., age 93, of Homosassa, FL, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2018 at Ocala Regional Medical Center. Leroy was born on September 24, 1924 to the late Leroy and Marie (Fleischlt) Loveland in Scranton, PA. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and was a Veteran of World War II. After his military service, he went on to become a salesman for National Wine Company. He met the love of his life, Mary Louise Godfrey, on a blind date. They married on February 23, 1946, and shared 74 years of loving marriage together. Leroy and Mary spent several years traveling around the country in their R.V. They made Citrus County, FL their home in 1992 and were parishioners of St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church in Crystal River, FL. In his spare time, Leroy enjoyed playing golf and spending time with his family. In addition to his loving wife Mary, those left to mourn Leroy’s passing include his sons: Richard Loveland and his wife Marie Christine of Florida, Leroy Loveland, Jr. and his wife Eleanor of Florida, Kenneth Loveland and his wife Taria of Tennessee; brother, Fred Loveland of South Carolina; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Leroy was preceded in death by 3 brothers: Bruce, Jimmy and Johnny Loveland. A Celebration of Life Memorial service is planned for Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 10:00 AM at St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church in Crystal River and will be conducted by Reverend Joan Holden. A graveside service will follow at Florida National Cemetery with military honors being rendered by Inverness VFW #4337 Honor Guard. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Paul Mackey

Paul R Mackey, 59, Inverness, FL
Paul R. Mackey, age 59, of Inverness, FL passed away October 3, 2018. Paul was born on July 5, 1959 in Cambridge, MA to the late Peter and Helene Sheila (Lebicz) Mackey. He made Inverness, FL his home in 2005 after relocating from New Hampshire. Paul enjoyed going to flea markets and collecting memorabilia. He was a fan of both the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox. Paul is survived by two siblings: Peter J. Mackey, Jr. of Colorado Springs, CO and Joanne M. Mackey of Jacksonville, FL; and is the uncle of Daniel and Erin Mackey and the great uncle of Elyana Scott. Paul will be laid to rest with his parent’s at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness at a later date. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Carl Matson

Carl R Matson, 61, Inverness, FL
Carl Robert Matson. Born January 28th, 1957. Died December 1st 2018. Carl was born and lived most of his life in Weymouth Massachusetts. He graduated from Weymouth High School and for many years worked at the Quincy Shipyard. The last twenty years of his life he lived and worked in Inverness, Florida. He died at home with hospice care provided for a short period. He is survived by his siblings, Signian McGeary of Cheshire, Ct. Janice Matson of Marlborough, Mass, Melvin Matson and wife, Dottie, of Weymouth, Mass., Linda Honneus and husband, Harry, of Marshfield, Mass., and Greg Matson, of Weymouth, Mass. His Nephews, Eric, Brett and Nieces, Andrea, Justine, Erika and Lynnette. Also survived by seven great nephews and nieces. It can be said that he loved his family, friends and fishing but not always in that order. A gathering of friends and family will be held on Sunday, December 30, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Inverness Landings Club House. A memorial service will be held on January 28th in Weymouth, Mass. Please in Carl’s memory support your local hospice. Cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness.


James May

James M May, 77, Inverness, FL
James Milton May, Jr., age 77, of Inverness, FL, and formerly of Somerset, PA, passed away at his home on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 while surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born on February 6, 1941 in Berlin, PA to the late Pauline (Schrock) and James May, Sr. He graduated from Berlin High School in 1959. On June 17, 1962 he married Patricia L. (Maust) with whom he shared 56 years of loving marriage. Jim was a retired Manager for the Agway Lawn and Garden Center. He and his wife became Florida “Snow Birds” in 2009 and made Inverness, FL their permanent home in 2017 after relocating from Pennsylvania. Jim was a member of the Somerset Church of the Brethren in Somerset, PA and attended the First Christian Church of Inverness. He enjoyed woodworking, lawn care, hunting and singing in the church choir. Jim loved riding his Goldwing Trike and was a member of the Goldwing Road Riders Association, Chapter T. In addition to his loving wife Pat, those left to mourn Jim’s passing include his daughters: Yvonne L. Miller and her husband Rich of Hooversville, PA, Susan May of Inverness, FL; grandson, Ian J. Maldonado of Somerset, PA; sister in law, Patsy Maust; one nephew and several nieces. In addition to his parent’s, Jim was preceded in death by his brother, Dennis W. May. Jim’s family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude for the loving care and kindness of Vitas Healthcare Hospice. Family and friends will be received from 4 to 7 pm at the Miller Funeral Home in Somerset, PA on October 30th, 2018 where a celebration of life service will be held at 7 pm, Pastor Chris Forry officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Jim's memory to Vitas Healthcare at 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.


Timothy McAllister

Timothy P McAllister, 54, Hernando, FL
Timothy Paul McAllister, 54 of Hernando, passed away Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, FL. Timothy was born on October 10, 1964 in West Palm Beach, FL, to the late Ralph and Audrene McAllister. He came to Citrus County in 2007 from West Palm Beach, FL. Timothy was a block mason in the construction industry. He loved music and enjoyed riding his motorcycle and fishing. He enjoyed watching football and NASCAR. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 26 years, Kelly McAllister; his children: Timothy Paul McAllister II, Tommy McAllister, and Tori McAllister, all of Hernando; his brother, Mickey McAllister and grandson, Timothy Paul McAllister III. Timothy was preceded in death by his daughter Tera on February 9, 2013. A celebration of Timothy’s life will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 12:00 PM at the Inverness VFW #4337. Cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


David McDonald

David R McDonald, 66, Inverness, FL
David R. McDonald, 66, of Inverness, FL passed away October 30, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born in Falmouth, MA on March 25, 1952 to the late Robert Dexter and Barbara (Berg) McDonald. David was a Financial Investor, and arrived in this area in 1999, coming from Falmouth. He was an avid bicycle rider, and was known locally as “Trail Dave” for his love of riding the trail. David was also a Red Sox and Patriots fan. Left to mourn his passing is his long time loving companion of 18 years, Embeth Nagy; his brother, Kevin McDonald of Lovell, ME; and his sister Nancy Douzuk of Franklin, TN. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Mary McWhorter

Mary A McWhorter, 87, Lecanto, FL
Mary Ann McWhorter of Lecanto, Florida, surrounded by her loved ones, passed away from a battle with congestive heart failure on 5 November, 2018 at 8:20 PM at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, Florida. She is survived by her son, Chester Lee McWhorter, Jr. (Patricia) of Martinsburg, WV; daughter, Jo Len McWhorter (Dana McGuire) of Leesburg, Fl; grandsons Lee Danial (Athena), and Brad David (Breana) and three beloved great-grandchildren. Mary Ann was preceded in death by her devoted and loving husband, Chester Lee McWhorter Sr. originally from Barboursville, WV; her baby boy David Lee; father Harvey Leonard Wills; and mother Virgie Armentia (Collins) Wills both of Roanoke, Virginia. Mary Ann graduated from Jefferson High School in Roanoke, Va., where she learned business and organizational skills that she applied to the care and maintenance of her home, children, and later, her parents. An only child, Mary Ann was part of a large family of aunts, uncles, and cousins in and around the Roanoke area. She frequently returned to Roanoke to help various family members who lived in town, out in the country, or in nursing homes. Mary Ann was dedicated to her family and was a partner with her Air Force/U.S. government employed husband caring for their home and her children through several transitions and domestic moves between a number of states including California, New Mexico, Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, Maryland, and West Virginia. Organizing household moves, working with differing school systems, finding new doctors, and maintaining the harmony and sanity of the family were frequent challenges Mary Ann successfully strove to conquer. Mary Ann worked outside the home on occasion. As a young girl she worked at the 5 and Dime soda fountain in Roanoke. She later worked at the Kenrose plant also in Roanoke. In the 1980s she worked in Bodine’s restaurant in Hedgesville, WV. As a young girl, Mary Ann enjoyed being a member of the Girl Scouts and in the 1980s she was heavily involved with the Shawnee Girl Scout Council in Martinsburg, WV and with her daughter’s girl scout troops in Hedgesville, WV. She handled or assisted with budgeting, planning, and conducting various activities to include cookie sales, camping trips, and charity/volunteer events. She exhibited leadership skills which provided a positive impact on the lives of young scout members. Mary Ann was also an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star in the Hedgesville, WV chapter. Through these organizations she donated time and effort to charitable causes. Besides supporting charities and other groups, Mary Ann’s hobbies included bowling, reading novels, building puzzles, maintaining scrapbooks and photo albums, and playing card games with friends and family. She was a member of the Tuesday Morning Housewives bowling league in Huntsville, Alabama in the 1970s where her team occasionally won a trophy, and she was a member of an early bird bowling league at Pikeside bowl in Martinsburg, WV in the 1980s. Mary Ann enjoyed Sunday pokeno games and the friends she made at the Italian Club in Inverness during her 20+ years living in Florida. A small service for the immediate family will be held on 9 November 2018 and Mary Ann will be buried in the National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. Funeral arrangements will be handled by Chas E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness. In lieu of flowers please send donations in Mary Ann’s name to one of her favorite charities, The Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights, NY, 10598, 914-245-4024, www.guidingeyes.org.


Maria Menendez-Hernandez

Maria Menendez-Hernandez, 93, Bayamon, PR
Maria Menendez Hernandez, age 93, of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL on November 27, 2018. Maria was born February 26, 1925 in Ciales, Puerto Rico to the late Elias Menendez and Carmen Hernandez. In 1946 she married Rafael A. Llanis with whom she shared 53 years of loving marriage until his passing in 1999. She is survived by her son Rafael A. Llanis of Lecanto, FL; daughter, Marylin R. Llanis of Bayamon, P.R.; brother, Elias Menendez of Morovis, P.R.; 6 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, Maria was preceded in death by 4 brothers and 4 sisters. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service is scheduled for Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 3:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, FL. Additional services will take place Bayamon, Puerto Rico and will be under the direction of the Portal Coeli Funeral Home. Maria will then be laid to rest with her husband Rafael at the Puerto Rico National Cemetery in Bayamon. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Mary Miller

Mary J Miller, 99, Crystal River, FL
Mary Jean Miller, 99, of Crystal River, FL passed away December 15, 2018 at Cedar Creek Assisted Living in Crystal River. She was born in Columbus, OH on May 1, 1919 to the late Joseph and Ruth (Mc Cann) Mc Manes. Mary was an accomplished dancer and taught tap dance. She was also an executive secretary for Macy’s in Menlo Park, New Jersey. Mary enjoyed fishing, playing golf, and she was an avid reader. Mary was Roman Catholic and attended Our Lady of Grace in Beverly Hills, FL. Left to cherish her memory are her sons Robert Miller and his wife Joyce of Hernando, FL, James Miller of Citrus Hills, FL; and Janet Eidem and her husband Roy of Naples, FL. Mary has five grandchildren, Carl, John, Elizabeth, Collette and Kenneth; and great grand children Daniel, Michaela ,Tatum, Gia, Leilani, Kade, and Brody. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 69 years, Robert E. Miller, and her 2 brothers and 3 sisters. Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach, SC will be assisting the family with services and urn placement. The family wishes to extend their gratitude for the wonderful care provided to Mary by Cedar Creek Assisted Living. The family also requests donations in Mary’s name be made to Vitas Healthcare IPU, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL. 34464 in lieu of flowers. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. is in charge of private cremation arrangements.


James Morin

James P Morin, 67, Homosassa, FL
James Patrick Morin, 67 of Homosassa, FL passed away October 16, 2018 with his family at his side in Oak Hill Hospital, Brooksville, FL. Jim was born in Norwich, CT on March 6, 1951 to the late Lynwood and Dorothy (McFall) Morin and came to Florida 5 years ago from Corinna, ME. He worked in the janitorial business and was Catholic by faith. His memory will be cherished by his wife of 42 years, Dianne Fowler Morin; his 3 children: James Patrick Morin, Jr of Byron, GA; Pamela Morin, Bangor, ME; Jamie Morin, Palmyer, ME; 4 brothers and sisters: Dennis and Arthur and Donna and Dorothy; 3 grandchildren. Private cremation care with Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory


David Mosholder

David W Mosholder, 70, Brooksville, FL
David William Mosholder, 70, of Brooksville, Florida passed away on Friday, November 23rd, 2018 under the care of Hospice. After a long battle with thyroid cancer, he slipped away. David was born and raised in Jamestown, North Dakota. After high school he joined the United States Navy serving as a Corpsman in Vietnam. At the onset of his illness, he was a Data Center Manager for T-Mobile, having started with them as Aerial Communications in 1996. He had also proudly worked for the Hillsborough County Clerk of Circuit Court EDP for over 10 years previously. Before relocating to Florida in 1985, he worked for over 10 years at St. Joseph’s Hospital COS in Denver, Colorado. Always an avid camper, Dave enjoyed many of the last years of his life residing in a peaceful cabin near the Withlacoochee Forest, with his devoted wife and dog Chief never far from his side. More recently they had relocated closer in to a home in Brooksville. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Reva Kay; his loving sons: Phillip David Mosholder and Douglas Aaron Mosholder. Also left behind to cherish his memory are 3 grandchildren: Keeton, Charleigh, and Savannah Mosholder. Predeceased by his parents Earl William and Lorraine Presler Mosholder, his step mother Colleen YoungBear Mosholder, his sister Kathleen YoungBear and brothers Kevin and Mark Mosholder; surviving are his sister Vicki Lange of Spokane WA and 6 brothers, Kenneth Mosholder of Floral City, FL, Charles (Marion) of Hannaford, ND, Ronald (Tracey) of Newport News, VA, Robert (Cynthia) of Colorado Springs, CO and Donald YoungBear of Bismarck, ND as well as numerous Aunts, Uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Family and friends gathered on September 20, 2015 for a Living Celebration of Life. A private family service will be conducted with Inurnment at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL with military honors. Arrangements are under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Online condolences may be expressed.


James Muggleton

James R Muggleton, 93, Inverness, FL
James R. Muggleton, age 93, of Inverness, FL passed away at Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing Facility in Inverness on October 23, 2018. James was born on January 3, 1925 in Niagara Falls, N.Y. to the late Earl and Isabel (Fraser) Muggleton. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy and was a Veteran of World War II. After his military service, James went on to work as a Pipe Fitter for the Hooker Chemical Company in Niagara Falls, N.Y. On May 29, 1945 he married Bernice (Wojtowicz) with whom he shared 69 years of marriage until her passing on October 18, 2014. James and Bernice made Inverness, FL their home in 1994 after relocating from Ormond by the Sea, FL. In his spare time he enjoyed doing yard work but, he truly loved playing golf. James was a member of the Inverness Golf and Country Club where he was able to hit the links as much as possible. Those left to mourn James’ passing include his sons: Kenneth Muggleton and his wife Nancy of Apollo Beach, FL, Daniel Muggleton of Springfield, MA, Mark Muggleton and his wife Collie of Longmont, CO; daughter, Donna Sawyer and her husband Wayne of Macedon, N.Y.; 5 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. James’ urn will be laid to rest alongside his loving wife Bernice at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. A graveside service is scheduled for Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 1:30 PM. Military honors will be rendered by Inverness VFW #4337 Honor Guard. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Marie Napoleon

Marie J Napoleon, 81, Inverness, FL
Marie Napoleon, age 81, of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on October 21, 2018. Marie was born on January 21, 1937 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to the late Vincent and Adele Lily (Marx) De Fiore. She made Citrus County, FL her home 12 years ago after relocating from Port Charlotte, FL. Marie was known for her artistic abilities and creativity. She enjoyed making arts and crafts and working in her garden. While residing in New York, she was very active in the church ministries of the Living Water Full Gospel Church, of Riverhead, N.Y. She was also a Den Mother for Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts and enjoyed playing Mahjong with her friends on a weekly basis. Those left to mourn Marie’s passing include her children: Anthony S. Napoleon of Lindenhurst, N.Y., Jean Marie Warnke of Inverness, FL, James V. Napoleon and his wife Jennifer of Eastport, N.Y., Lawrence C. Napoleon of Port Charlotte, FL; brother, Stephen De Fiore and his wife Madeline of Inverness, FL; and grandchildren: Alicia, Andrew, Steven, Jeremy, Nicole, Rebecca, Alexandra, Kaitlyn, William Jr., James Jr., Ryan and Joshua. A Celebration of Marie’s life is scheduled for Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 3:00 PM and will be conducted by Reverend Greg Kell of Cornerstone Baptist Church at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness. Friends are invited join Marie’s family in visitation starting 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.


Donna Nelson

Donna C Nelson, 80, Inverness, FL
Donna C. Nelson, 80, of Inverness, FL passed away September 30, 2018 at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL. She was born in Jamestown, NY on June 22, 1938 to the late Irvin R. and Mabel (Barger) Crossley. Donna was a Branch Office Administrator for Edward Jones Investment Company, and arrived in this area in 1985, coming from Sugar Grove, PA. She attended Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness, was an avid traveler, and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. Donna was preceded in death by her loving husband of 46 years, Neil R. Nelson in 2004, brother Irvin R. Crossley, Jr, and sister Sandra Young. She is survived by her children David N. Nelson and his wife Wendy of Bonnieville, KY, Judy L. Johnson and her husband Keith of Cape Coral, FL, Dawn E. Regan and her husband Tim of Inverness, and Michelle M. Goodman and her husband Eugene of Floral City, FL; sister Connie Anderson and her husband James of Beverly Hills, FL; 8 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Donna will be held at Cornerstone Baptist Church on Friday, October 5, at 11:30 A.M. The family will be receiving friends at the church at 11:00 A.M. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation, Grand Central Station, PO Box 4777, New York, NY 10305, or on line at: www.michaeljfox.org/tribute/tribute-page.php?id=1009&np=true Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Shirley Patneaude

Shirley E Patneaude, 76, Inverness, FL
Shirley Elizabeth Patneaude, age 76, of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on Sunday, December 2, 2018. Shirley was born in Groton, VT on April 23, 1942 to the late Albert Neil and Elizabeth Frances (Page) Achilles. On August 31, 1963 she married Richard Patneaude with whom she shared 55 years of loving marriage. Prior to her retirement in 2004, Shirley had worn many different hats in her professional life. She had been employed as a clerk in two separate law firms, worked for a publishing company for a time and then went to work for the United States Postal Service in their computer forwarding system. Shirley and her husband Richard made Citrus County Florida their home in 2011 after relocating from Vermont and attended worship services at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness. In her spare time she enjoyed knitting, crocheting and gardening. Shirley also enjoyed fishing and shooting. In addition to her loving husband Richard, those left to mourn Shirley’s passing include her sons: Jeff Patneaude and his wife Kelli of Royce City, TX, Larry Patneaude and his wife Heather of Yarmouth, ME; daughter, Carol Perrin and her husband James of Randolph Center, VT; siblings: Ken, James, Norman and Evelyn; and grandchildren: Nicole Perrin and Christian Patneaude. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Neil. A Celebration of Shirley’s life is planned for Friday, December 7, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Reverend Greg Kell of Cornerstone Baptist Church officiating. Friends are invited to join Shirley’s 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.


Daniel Penix

Daniel M Penix, 83, Inverness, FL
Daniel Martin Penix, age 83, of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on Friday, December 14, 2018. Daniel was born in Ashland, KY on July 25, 1935 to the late Sam and Louis (Daniel) Penix. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy and was a Veteran of the Korean War. Following his military service, he worked as a Plumber and owned and operated a plumbing business in Venice, Sarasota County, FL before making Citrus County his home in 1977. On November 15th, 1956 he married Kathryn (McKinney). They shared 57 years of loving marriage until her passing on July 26, 2014. In his spare time, Daniel loved to tinker and build stuff around the house. He also liked collecting and polishing unusual rocks and stones. Those left to mourn Daniel’s passing include his daughter, Pamela Tuten and her fiancé Joe of Inverness, FL; son, Martin L. Penix and his wife Renatta of Cocoa Beach, FL; grandchildren: Heather Tuten and Joshua Tuten; and 6 great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Daniel was preceded in death by 4 brothers and 1 sister. Daniel’s will be laid to rest with his wife at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at a later date. Cremation care is provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Phillip Perry

Phillip L Perry, 65, Inverness, FL
Phillip L. Perry, 65, Inverness, FL passed away November 30, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born in Shelbyville, KY on March 14, 1953 to the late Russell and Dorothy (Banta) Perry. Phillip owned his own lawn service business, and arrived in this area in 2001, coming from Hollywood, FL. His main enjoyment in life was his family and work. He was preceded in death by one son, Phillip “Rusty” Perry, and one brother, Danny Perry. Phillip is survived by his loving wife of 14 years, Dena Perry. Other survivors include his children Christopher Perry and his wife Laura of Coleman, AL, Joseph Calcagino and his fiancé Lacey of Hollywood, FL, Stephanie Perry and her fiancé Adam Thompson of Ocala, FL, and Dottie Calcagino of Inverness; brothers Earl and Murn Perry, sisters Sheryl and Tami Perry and Toni Bailey; and 8 grandchildren. The family will hold a Gathering and Sharing of Remembrance Celebration of Phillip’s life at a later date. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Martha Ramirez

Martha E Ramirez, 87, Inverness, FL
Martha Eloise Ramirez, 87, of Inverness, FL passed away November 2, 2018 at her residence. She was born in Tampa, FL on April 26, 1931 to the late Thomas E. and Martha Ethel (McCullough) Harper and raised both in Tampa at the home of her Grandmother and at her family home in Dunnellon, where she was a cheerleader and graduated from Dunnellon High School. Martha was a retired assembly worker for Honeywell Corp and returned to this area in 2015, coming from Tampa. She was Baptist by faith and enjoyed fishing, reading, rock collecting and all animals. She will be remembered by her unfiltered wit, sparkling blue eyes and bright smile. Martha is survived by her loving husband of 34 years, Francisco Ramirez. Other survivors include her children Jeff Almand and his wife Ellie of Tampa, and Laura Gonzalez and her husband Glenn of Inverness; 3 grandchildren, Taylor Myers and her husband Jordan, Marissa Schleman, and Christina Schleman; and two great-grandchildren, Lillian and William Hefner. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Ralph Reeves

Ralph R Reeves, 94, Hernando, Fl
Ralph Roland Reeves, 94 of Hernando, went to be with the Lord Jesus on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at Diamond Ridge in Lecanto. Mr. Reeves was born on May 7, 1924, in North Little Rock, Arkansas, to the late Henry Pleasant and Maybelle Boroughs Reeves. He came to Florida in 1985 from Wheaton, Illinois. He retired as an industrial mechanic from American Can Company. He served as a Marine during WWII in many arenas, most notably Iwo Jima on the day the famous flag was raised. He took his family to church every time the doors were open, served on the church board and led worship. His church families over the years were Bethel Temple Assembly of God in Chicago, Wheaton First Assembly of God in Illinois, 1st Assembly of God in Inverness, Fl, Covenant Church of God in Floral City, FL and Calvary Church in Inverness. He was a spiritual leader to his family and taught them how to love Jesus. He was known for his quick wit, great advice, excellent story-telling, and a signature half smile that would escape his face when he was delivering a punch line. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 70 years, Clarola Ruth Reeves, his daughters: Ruth “Gail” Pastor and husband John of Hernando and June Lorraine Black and her husband Cliff of Sanford, Fl; his 7 grandchildren: Luke Pastor, Cheri Pastor Thomas, Jazmin Reeves Brokaw, Forest Reeves, Candace Black Nance, Casi Black Baker and Christi Black, and 11 great-grandchildren. Ralph was one of 12 children born to Henry and Maybelle. He was preceded in death by his son Ralph Reeves Jr. and all of his 11 siblings. A celebration of Ralph’s life will be held on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at 12 noon, at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness with Rev. Luke Pastor, Rev. Dairold Rushing, and Rev. Rick Welshans officiating. Burial will follow at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell with Rev. Ottis Barnett officiating, including military honors rendered by the Marine Corps League Archambault Detachment 819. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 AM until service time.


Betty Rhodes

Betty J Rhodes, 91, Inverness, FL
Betty J. (Love) Rhodes, 91, of Inverness, FL passed away Oct. 17 at Citrus Health and Rehab. She was born Feb. 10, 1927 to Iva and Walter Love, Sr. in Roscoe, Illinois. She was one of 17 children. She met the love of her life, Ira and they were married in Rockford, Illinois on Dec. 21, 1947. They lived in Belvidere, IL for 50 years until he had a stroke in 1997 and they moved to FL. to be closer to their daughter, Mary. She was married to Ira for 55 years until his death in 2002. She resided with her daughter until 2017 when her health declined and she went to live at Citrus Health and Rehab. Betty was a member of Hernando United Methodist Church although she hadn’t been able to attend services for quite some time. She was a loving mother and grand and great grandmother. She was a housewife who enjoyed reading, sewing, traveling and visiting her friends and family. She is survived by her only child, Mary Sickels. Betty has 3 grandchildren Micki (Scott) Dickerson, April (Andy) Brittain and Scott Wood. Six great grandchildren Stephanie, Amber, Jeremy, Zachary, Samuel, and Sammi and a great-great granddaughter Alaina. She is also survived by 2 brother, George (Carole) Love of Wisconsin and James Love of FL, 3 sister-in-laws Gerri Love of Illinois, Evelyn Love of California and Ruth Root of FL. and many nieces and nephews across the U.S. No services are planned at this time, but a celebration of life will be held at a future date. Cremation Care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness.


Loretta Robichaud

Loretta E Robichaud, 97, Wildwood, FL
Loretta E. Robichaud, 97, of Wildwood, FL passed away September 21, 2018 under the care of New Horizons Assisted Living Facility in Inverness, FL. She was born on May 18, 1921 in Providence, RI to the late Joseph E. and Levida V. (Giroux) Benoit. Loretta was a homemaker, and arrived in this area in 2014. She was a Catholic by faith, and attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. Loretta enjoyed traveling, fishing, and loved going to the beach. She is survived by her son, Anthony Luiz III and his wife Vivienne of Wildwood; 3 grandchildren Andrew, Bethany, and Cherie; 5 great-grandchildren, John, Laura, Aaron, Ethan, and Brielle; and 2 great-great grandchildren, Anthony and Brayden. A Memorial Mass for Loretta will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness at a later date.In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to Hospice Of Citrus County, P.O.Box 641270, Beverly Hills FL 34464. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


June Rossy

June J Rossy, 99, Citrus Springs, FL
June Josephine Rossy, age 99, of Citrus Springs, FL passed away at her home on September 28, 2018. June was born on December 5, 1918 in Cleveland, OH to the late Albert and Jean (Thompson) Day. She was married to Edward Frank Rossy for 71 years until his passing on February 27, 2014. June was a Telephone Operator for Ohio Bell for a number of years and made Citrus County, FL her home in 1982 after relocating from Bedford, OH. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Hernando, FL. June enjoyed reading in her spare time. She was preceded in death by her son Brian Rossy, 2 brothers and 1 sister. She is survived by her niece, April Snead of Broken Arrow, OK and her caregiver and friend Joy Campbell of Citrus Springs, FL. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Richard Ruoff

Richard L Ruoff, 87, Floral City, FL
Richard Lee Ruoff, age 87, of Floral City, FL passed away under Hospice care in Lecanto, FL on November 29, 2018. Richard was born on October 9, 1931 in Ferndale, MI to the late Joseph and Edith (Pajot) Ruoff and made Inverness in Citrus County, FL his home in 2007 after relocating from Trout Lake, MI. He was a Catholic by faith and proudly served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps and was a Veteran of the Korean War. Richard loved eating out and his favorite restaurants were Cinnamon Sticks in Inverness and the Old World Restaurant in Floral City, FL. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing at the Inverness Golf and Country Club. Those left to mourn Richard’s passing include his brother, Robert Ruoff of Boyne City, MI; sisters: Romayne London of Taylor, MI, Sister Monica Marie Ruoff of Kalamazoo, MI; nieces: Monica Miller, Johann London, Terry Sue Kittle, Marina Zammit, Krista Kahler, Marjorie Cotton, Julia Renberg, Rene Lewenski; nephews: Bob London, Richard Miller, Gerald Miller, and many great nieces and nephews. Richard was preceded in death by his sisters, Maureen Ruoff, Patricia Miller, Rosemary Richardson; brother, Gerald Ruoff; and nephew Paul London. Richard will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Frank Salatino

Frank Salatino, 82, Floral City, FL
Frank Salatino, 82, of Floral City, FL passed away November 5, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on December 23, 1935 to the late Anthony and Florence (Voglio) Salatino. Frank was a brewery truck driver, and arrived in this area in 1995, coming from Winter Haven, FL. He was a Catholic by faith, and attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. Frank enjoyed carpentry and was a great handyman. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family and friends. Frank is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Noreen Salatino. Other survivors include his children Anthony Salatino and his wife Mary, Edward Salatino, and Frank Salatino, Jr, all of Floral City, and Florence Marsiello and her husband Joe of Coral Springs, FL; sisters Anna, Martha, and Florence; 8 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Frank on Tuesday, November 13, 2:00 P.M. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. The family will be receiving friends in visitation on Monday, November 12, 1:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. and 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL. After the Mass, Frank will be laid to rest at Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City.


John Trenton Sanders

John Trenton Sanders, 10, Inverness, FL
John Trenton Sanders was born January 18, 2008 and woke with the Lord October 15, 2018. Trenton was a beautiful child, who faced every day with his infectious smile reflecting his passion for life. In spite of numerous physical and developmental challenges, he never stopped living his best life possible. Trenton was blessed by adoption in 2011, and blessed his mother through his adoption. Over the last seven years he brought joy to his family, and was loved fiercely by both family and friends. He taught us all what love truly means. Trenton and his family were told that he would never reach the milestones that he fought desperately to achieve. When Sam first met him, he was unable to sit, stand, swallow, speak or lift his head. He and his mother took these assertions as personal challenges, and surpassed everyone's expectations of development. His most recent, and one of his greatest accomplishments, was taking independent steps. He could speak a few select words, take a dip in the pool, lift his head and acknowledge you, and see and eat some. He made it through countless surgeries, hospital stays and therapy sessions, and even attended school for a bit. Trenton didn't just survive; he thrived. Though he lost his battle this week, he passed peacefully in his sleep at home, knowing that he was the center of the circle of light and love with his family. His end of life is eclipsed by the loudness of the years he spent with a smile on his face and the indelible mark he has left on our hearts. He loved to travel and visited many states and countries via plane, car and even ship. He dined with dignitaries, jammed with notable musicians, made friends with famous animals and loved every moment! He loved amusement parks and Broadway shows. He rode almost every ride at Disney World, and fed dolphins at Sea World and played with the Cheetahs at Bush Gardens. He was always up for an adventure, but his favorite place to cuddle was in his mother's lap. Trenton is preceded in death by his sister, Lauren Marie Sanders, another special child saved by adoption, in 2015. He is survived by his mother, Samantha "Sam" Sanders; grandparents Lt Col (Ret.) John and Mrs. Jo Ann Sanders; Uncle Russell Sanders and Keli; cousins Aeden, Avery, Lynette, Rico, Bobby, and Johnny. It is said that grief never ends because love never dies. While we grieve Trenton's passing, we also celebrate the life and love of this very special child. We will celebrate his life and legacy on Friday, October 26th from 6:00 PM until the service begins at 7:30 PM.at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. The Rev. Donald Pratt of the First United Methodist Church of Inverness will officiate. Burial will follow at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, FL on Saturday at 10:00AM..


Ruth Scott

Ruth P Scott, 94, Inverness, FL
Ruth Pett Scott, age 94, of Inverness, FL passed away at Pleasant Grove Manor Assisted Living Facility on Friday, November 30, 2018. Ruth was born in Scranton, PA to the late Frederick and Mabel (Schneider) Haffner on October 7, 1924. She was married to John D. Scott until his passing in 1969. Ruth worked as a Registered Nurse throughout her lifetime and earned her master’s degree in nursing from Eckerd College when she was in her 60’s. She worked for Hospice of Citrus County for a number of years and later became one of their volunteers. Ruth made Inverness her home in 1985 after relocating from Pennsylvania and was an Elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness. For several years, Ruth would visit Arbor Trail Nursing and Rehab to minister to those who could not attend church services. When she had any time to spare for herself, she greatly enjoyed traveling. Ruth had the privilege of once meeting Helen Keller. “What we once enjoyed and deeply loved, we can never lose, for all that we love deeply, become a part of us”. Helen Keller. Those left to mourn Ruth’s passing include her daughter, Susan Scott of Inverness, FL; sons: John D. Scott, Jr. of Bronson, FL, David Charles Allander and his wife Ann of Maine; sister, Mabel England of New Jersey; grandchildren: John W. Scott, Heather Allander, David Allander, Jr., great grandchild, Ryan and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her loving husband, Ruth was preceded in death by brother, Fred Haffner and sister, Dorothy Cady. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Trevor Seconi

Trevor F Seconi, 48, Inverness, FL
Dr. Trevor Frank Seconi, DC. age 48, Inverness, Florida passed away suddenly at home on October 13, 2018. Trevor was born in West Islip, NY on November 14, 1969 to Frank and Valerie (Velto) Seconi and moved to Florida with his parents in 1974. He attended local schools and graduated from Citrus High School in 1987. He furthered his education at Central Florida Community College. After graduation, he enrolled at Parker Chiropractic College in Dallas, TX, earning his degree in Chiropractic Medicine. Upon returning to Inverness, Trevor founded the Seconi Family Chiropractic Center in 1999. He was a member of the Inverness Kiwanis Club where he was serving as President. Trevor was of the Catholic Faith and attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Left to mourn his loss and cherish his memory are his mother, Valerie Seconi of Inverness; 2 brothers, Mark and his wife, Jea Seconi of Beaverton, OR; Kyle and his wife Tracy Seconi of Aiken, SC; his sister, Kimberly Ann Seconi-Murphy of Garner, NC; 2 nephews, Travis and Myles Murphy; 4 nieces, Kyra Murphy, Maddie Seconi, Emily and Olivia Seconi. He was predeceased by his father, Frank Seconi who died March 11, 1999; maternal grandparents, Albert and Vita Velto; paternal grandparents, Phillip and Mary Seconi. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Saturday, October 20th at 10:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church of Inverness. Following the service a reception will be held at the Old Courthouse, upstairs, starting at 12 Noon. Burial will follow at a later date in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home Friday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Trevor’s memory to the Inverness Kiwanis Club.


Sharon Shelton

Sharon E Shelton, 75, Inverness, FL
Sharon Elaine Shelton, age 75, Inverness passed away October 30, 2018 at the Sturgill Hospice House in Brooksville. She was born in Welch, West Virginia on June 1, 1943 to the late Alfred and Lucie (Hicks) Allen. She moved to Indiana when she was in high school and graduated from Indiana State University where she received her teaching degree and taught for 18 years. She later received her Master’s degree from Butler University and became a Guidance Counselor. After moving to Tallahassee, she taught for 20 years in the Leon County School System. Following her retirement in 2004, Inverness became her home. Sharon enjoyed karaoke while spending time with friends. Left to cherish her memory are 2 sons, Jeff Shelton and his spouse Cindy of Inverness; Steve Shelton and his spouse Terry of St Petersburg, FL. There will be no services. Private cremation care with Chas E Davis Funeral Home & Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Walter Shelton, Jr.

Walter G Shelton, Jr., 65, Inverness, FL
Walter Glen Shelton, Jr., age 65, of Inverness, passed away at his home on Monday, December 10, 2018. Walter was born in Manchester, TN to the late Walter Glen and Elburta (Matlock) Shelton. On August 14, 1974 he married Sheryl “Sherry” Shelton with whom he shared 44 years of loving marriage. Walter and Sherry made Citrus County their home in 1977 after relocating from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. In his spare time he enjoyed riding his 1977 Harley Sportster and bicycling with his friends. Walter loved his grandchildren and enjoyed taking them out on his boat and spending time with them. In addition to his loving wife Sherry, those left to mourn Walter’s passing include his son, Scott Glen Shelton and his wife Jessica of Inverness; daughter, Amy Shelton of Inverness; sisters: Barbara Clifton of Inverness, Rose O’Connor and her husband Joe of Jacksonville, FL; brother, Billy Brown of Inverness; and his precious grandchildren: Dylan, Emily, Kenzey and Lilly. A Celebration of Walter’s life is scheduled for Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness. Friends may join Walter’s family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. His family would like friends to share their favorite memory or story of Walter, at the service. Arrangements are under direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Samuel Shotwell

Samuel D Shotwell, 95, Lecanto, FL
Samuel Darwin Shotwell, age 95, of Lecanto, FL passed away at Brentwood Assisted Living on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 while under the care of Vitas Healthcare. Samuel was born on March 28, 1923 in Gloversville, NY to the late Everit and Ethel (Showers) Shotwell. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps and was a World War II Veteran. On January 30, 1943 he married Helen (Epps) with whom he shared 69 years of loving marriage until her passing on May 25, 2012. Samuel was an Accountant in his professional career and had been employed by the Internal Revenue Service. He was a long time, active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness. Those left to mourn Samuel’s passing are his sons: Everit “Wayne” Shotwell of Virginia Beach, VA and Ronald Shotwell of Inverness, FL A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 3:00 PM at the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness with the Reverend Ron Pfeifer conducting. Burial will take place at Florida National Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ernestine Simonson

Ernestine M Simonson, 88, Inverness, FL
Ernestine Mary Simonson, age 88, of Inverness, FL passed away Thursday, October 11, 2018 while under the loving care of her family and Vitas Healthcare, Lecanto, FL. Ernestine was born in Glen Cove, N.Y. to the late Emiliano and Eloisa (Quinoes) Calderon on November 11, 1929. She was married to Addison “Big Al” Simonson until his passing on September 16, 2003. Ernestine and her husband made Citrus County their home in 1977 after relocating from Bronx, N.Y. and attended worship services at the First Christian Church of Inverness. Those left to mourn Ernestine’s passing include her son, Mark Anthony Simonson; daughters: Jeanette Augustine of Inverness, FL, Audrey Simonson of Pittsburgh, PA, Tina Simonson of Pinellas Park, FL; brothers: Johnny Alfonso and Cookie Alfonso, both of New York, Eddie Calderon of Inverness, FL; sisters: Elaine Calderon of Pinellas Park, FL, Dolores Alfonso of Florida, Millie Alfonso of New York; 14 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Ernestine was preceded in death by daughters: Carol and Linda Robelo; and siblings: Einar, Emil, Edwin, Lefty, Elmer and Millie. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Monday, Oct 15th at 2:00 PM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Dr. Ray Kelley and Rev. Tom Thomas of The First Christian Church of Inverness officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home beginning at 12:00 Noon until the hour of service.


Henry Smith

Henry E Smith, 77, Floral City, FL
Henry Edward Smith, age 77, of Floral City, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on October 24, 2018. Henry was born in Cincinnati, OH on May 2, 1941 to the late Gertrude (Warlaumont) and Edward Shackleford. He made Florida his home 40 years ago after relocating from Ohio. Henry proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy. He was an extremely skilled carpenter and worked in the construction industry throughout his life. Currently, he was the employed as the property manager for the apartment community of which he was a resident. Henry never formerly retired and enjoyed working around the apartment property and “tinkering”. Those left to mourn Henry’s passing include his daughter, Amy Smith of Inverness, FL; son, Brian Smith and his wife Elizabeth Hanning-Smith of Mechanicsburg, OH; brother, Richard Smith of Lafayette, AL; sisters: Betty Osborn of Blanchester, OH, Mary Lemaster, of London, KY, Mabel Coughlin of Tavares, FL; and grandchildren: Liam, Oliver and Sophie Smith of Mechanicsburg, OH. Henry was preceded in death by brother, Jake Smith and sister, Tammy Smail. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Walter Smith

Walter E Smith, 78, Inverness, FL
Walter E. Smith, age 78 of Inverness, FL passed away Thursday, September 20, 2018 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. Walter was born in Columbus, OH on July 24, 1940, to the late Walter Lyman and Mary Katherine (Thomay) Smith. He relocated to Citrus County, FL 30 years ago from Ohio. Walter retired from General Motors after 30 years of service. Walter was an Elder with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Lecanto, FL. He was an active member of the UAW retiree’s chapter in Ocala, FL and loved working in his yard and eating hot wings. Walter could fix anything and loved to tinker. He was a good man with a tremendous heart and had the ability to love down to his core. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Linda; his sons: Randall (Debbie) Smith of Columbus, OH, David (Tricia) Smith of Springfield, OH, Eric (Kate) Risinger of Columbus, OH, Charles (Patti) Risinger of Columbus, OH, Scott (Tina) Risinger of Columbus, OH; his daughter, Diana (Lenny Hall) Maddox of Mechanicsburg, OH; his brothers: Jack (Linda) Smith of Grove City, OH, Richard (Christina) Smith of New Carlisle, IN; his sisters: Carol Borghese of Ft. Myers, FL, Connie (Frank) Frazier, Ft. Myers, FL; 19 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Shelton Smith, 2 daughters: Peggy Sue Smith, Lori Forby, brother, James Smith and sister, Shirley Mitchell. The Funeral Service of Remembrance will be conducted on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 2:00 PM from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3474 W. Southern Street, Lecanto, FL with Bishop Jerry Campbell officiating. Friends may call at the Church from 1:00 PM until service time. Additional services will be Wednesday, October 3rd at the Hope and Heart Funeral Home, 3030 W. Broad Street, Columbus, OH with burial to follow at the Sunset Cemetery in Columbus. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation, P.O. Box 23827, Tampa, FL 33623-3827. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, FL.


Helen Spangenberg

Helen E Spangenberg, 90, Inverness, FL
Helen Elaine Spangenberg, 90, of Inverness, FL passed away December 2, 2018 at her residence in Inverness. She was born in Summit, NJ on August 11, 1928 to the late Eugene William and Helen (Doolittle) Hanssen. Helen was a homemaker, and arrived in this area in 1993, coming from Homestead, FL, was a Methodist by faith, and loved playing bridge. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Raymond Spangenberg, one daughter, Suzanne Elaine Suits, and one sister Mary Black. Survivors include her children Raymond Spangenberg of Floral City, FL, Michael Spangenberg and his wife Debbie of Stanhope, NJ, and Helen Reisert of Inverness, FL; 8 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. Helen’s urn will be laid to rest with her husband’s at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell FL. on Monday, 10:00 A.M. VFW Post #7122 will be rendering military honors for Raymond at that time. Cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Dorothy Spitler

Dorothy G Spitler, 93, Inverness, FL
Dorothy Grace Spitler, age 93, of Inverness, FL passed away on November 8, 2018 while under the care of Vitas Healthcare IPU in Lecanto, FL. Dorothy was born on July 26, 1925 in Henderson, MI to the late Howard and Grace (Spinning) Amos. In 1946 she married Gerald A. Spitler with whom she shared 63 years of loving marriage until his passing in 2009. Dorothy made Citrus County, FL her home in 2009 after relocating from Michigan. She was Methodist by faith and a Lifetime Member of the VFW Auxiliary. In her spare time she enjoyed quilting, needlepoint and gardening. Dorothy was a great cook that also enjoyed canning and preserving the bounty from the family garden each year. Those left to mourn Dorothy’s passing include her son, Duane Spitler and his wife Marilyn of Inverness, FL; daughter, Janet Skoog of Houston, TX; grandchildren: Kim, Amy, Brian, Michael; and great grandchildren: Eleanor and Freya. She was preceded in death by her brother, Carl; and sisters: Lois, Arlene and Lea. Following cremation, Dorothy’s urn will be laid to rest alongside her husband Gerald at a later date. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Jacky Stancil

Jacky L Stancil, 64, Inverness, FL
Jacky Lee Stancil, 64, of Inverness, FL passed away November 29, 2018 at his residence in Inverness. He was born in Birmingham, AL on March 14, 1954 to the late Charles J. and Bertha (Brown) Stancil. Jacky served our country honorably as a Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy. He arrived in this area in 2007 coming from Sanford, FL, and enjoyed fishing and boating. Jacky is survived by his daughter Jacky Stancil of South Carolina; step-daughters: Shannon England and Bonnie Andrews both of Inverness; and siblings Ronald and Cheryl Stancil. Graveside committal services with full military honors, conducted by the Inverness VFW Post #4337, will be conducted on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 2:20 PM, at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Audrey A Stewart, 69, Floral City, FL
Audrey A. Stewart, 69 of Floral City, passed away October 4, 2018 at her home under the loving care of her family and Vitas Hospice. Mrs. Stewart was born in Brooklyn, NY on May 7, 1949, to the late Reynard and Anna (Latona) Stewart. She came to Citrus County in 2012 from New Jersey. She was catholic by faith. She had a good sense of humor and liked making people laugh. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 14 years, James Stewart, 3 sons: Vince Capuano and Mike Perretti of Floral City, Richard Capuano of Brooklyn, NY; sisters: Naomi Cipolla and Carol Paventi and 5 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters: Linda Logan and Joni Luiso. Private cremation services are under the care of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Marian Stuckey

Marian J Stuckey, 104, Floral City, FL
Marian Jessie Stuckey, age 104, of Floral City, passed away at Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing in Inverness on Sunday, November 18, 2018. Marian was born on July 17, 1914 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late James Keating and Grace A. (Roeder) Acor. She was Presbyterian by faith and relocated to Citrus County in 1983 from Fort Lauderdale, FL. Marian loved to read and her favorite author was Danielle Steele. Those left to mourn Marian’s passing are her son, Jack Davis and his fiancée Cathy Gail Norman of Leesburg, FL; 7 grandchildren and several great and great great grandchildren. Marian was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Davis; son, Thomas D. Davis; daughter, Carol Benjamin; brother, Leon Acor; sisters: Rose C. Zawrotny, Grayce Alexander; and great granddaughter Morgan Brown. Friends are invited to join Marian’s family for a Gathering and Sharing of Remembrance on Saturday, November 24, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home. Marian will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests expressions of sympathy are made to The American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Bradley Swant

Bradley K Swant, 54, Homosassa, FL
Bradley K. Swant, age 54, of Homosassa, FL passed away at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. Bradley was born on October 1, 1964 in San Diego, CA to Ruth (Sharp) and the late Kenneth Swant. He made Citrus County, FL his home 3 years ago after relocating from Cedar Rapids, IA. Bradley was an excellent photographer and had won awards for his photography while residing in Iowa. Most recently, his work had been featured in the annual Citrus County, FL Visitors Guide. He was also very skilled when it came to working with electronics and computers. Those left to mourn Bradley’s passing are his sons: Justin and Nicholas Swant; mother, Ruth Algeo; stepmother, Connie Swant; brothers: Casey Marquis and his wife Meridith, Terry Swant and his wife Ana; sisters: Lori Phelps, Tammy Elthon and her husband Dan; niece, Harley Jane Phelps; nephews: Andrew Elthon, Matthew Elthon and Shaun Swant. Bradley was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Swant in 2014 and his stepfather, John Algeo in 2013. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Robert Taber

Robert F Taber, 75, Inverness, FL
Robert F. Taber, age 75, of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital with his loving family by his side on October 22, 2018. Robert was born on September 18, 1943 in Baxter, KY and was the son of the late Francis and Hyla (Potter) Taber. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army for over 20 years. After his military service, Robert went on to work for the Maryland State Police. On April 4, 1966, he married Gudrun (Hartmann) with whom he shared 52 years of loving marriage. Robert was a member of the Ridge Masonic Lodge and the Treasurer of the Floral City Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite Valley of Ocala. He loved riding motorcycles and was the former President of the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club. Robert enjoyed traveling around the country in his R. V. for many years. He was an excellent marksman and enjoyed going to the shooting range to practice his skills. In addition to his loving wife Gudrun, those left to mourn Robert’s passing include his daughters: Christine Seitler of Ocala, FL, Claudia Heaps and her husband Robert of Street, MD; son, Andreas Taber and his wife Susan of Denver, CO; grandchildren: Tara Catterton, Corie Seitler, Jason Seitler, Shannon Stevens; and great grandchild, Thomas Matkins IV. A Memorial Service for Robert will take place on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness. Masonic Funeral Rites will be rendered by Masonic Memorial Lodge #14. Additionally, military honors will be given by the Inverness VFW #4337 Honor Guard. Friends are invited to join Robert’s family in visitation beginning at 1:00 PM until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Clayton Thompson

Clayton D Thompson, 79, Hernando, Fl
Clayton “Darrell” Thompson, 79, of Hernando, FL went to be with the Lord on October 29, 2018 at his home. He was born in Lawrence County, KY on April 18, 1939 to Homer and Pauline (Holbrook) Thompson. He was predeceased by daughter Crystal L. Thompson. Darrell moved to Hernando in 1992, from Columbus, OH where he and his wife Linda owned and operated their own trucking company. Together, their travels took them to all 48 states as truck drivers. Their love for the open road did not end with their job. Darrell and Linda enjoyed many miles together of riding motorcycles, airboats, and visiting all 50 states while traveling and camping. Along with his wife, they were members of the Nature Coast Wing Riders and past Assistant Directors of the club. Thompson served our country in the Army National Guard for a number of years. He attended the First Baptist Church of Inverness, FL. Additionally, he was a member of the Poage Lodge #325 F&AM, and the Shriners Valley of Zered El (Al) Hasa. Darrell is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Linda Music Thompson. The mother of his daughters, Janice Butler Webb of Flatwoods, KY, and their daughters, Betty “Susan” Jackson of Inverness, Vicki (Jeff) Bullion of Versailles, KY. Timothy (Karrie) Lofton of Waynesville, OH. Grandchildren, Phillip (Samantha) Blair, Nicholas Blair, Katherine Bullion, Brynn and Bryce Lofton, and Chase Dixon; brother, Tom (Janie) Thompson of Hernando, FL and several nieces, nephews and extended family members. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


John Tomes

John W Tomes, 89, Inverness, FL
John W. Tomes, age 89, of Inverness, FL passed away at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL on November 13, 2018. John was born in Fife Lake, MI to the late Thomas and Agnes (Minor) Tomes. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a Realtor. He made Florida his home in 1984 and relocated to Citrus County from Englewood, FL in 1996. John enjoyed hunting and fishing in his spare time. Those left to mourn John’s passing include his wife of 70 years, Lavina Elfrieda Tomes; sons: Butch Tomes and John Tomes, JR; daughter, Susan Tomes; sister, Lillian Birgy; granddaughter, Angela Welden; and 2 great grandchildren. In addition to his parent’s, John was preceded in death by his sister, Edna Wheeler. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Wayne "Buddy" Walker

Wayne "Buddy" P Walker, 35, Floral City, FL
Wayne P. “Buddy” Walker, III age 35, of Floral City, FL passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, November 17, 2018. Buddy was born on December 4, 1982 in Pittsburgh, PA and had just moved to Florida 7 months ago from Pennsylvania. Buddy loved riding motorcycles and enjoyed working on cars. He also loved spending time with his father. Those left to mourn Buddy’s passing include his father, Wayne “Skipper” Walker, Jr. of Floral City, FL; mother, Marsha Furlong of Pennsylvania; brother, Greg Allen Walker of Pennsylvania; sister, Katie Marie Warren and her husband Sean of Pennsylvania; grandparents: Wayne P. Walker, SR. and Billie Marie Walker of Alva, FL; aunts: Robin Walker of Tampa, FL, Heather Minor and her husband Bruce of Loveland, CO, Katherine Marie Frederick and her husband Ben of Sarver, PA; uncle, Jeff Garris of Pennsylvania; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Buddy was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Martha and Jacob Garris. A Gathering and Sharing of Remembrance is scheduled for Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ralph Ward

Ralph E Ward, 96, Webster, FL
Ralph Elwood Ward, age 96, of Webster, FL passed away with his loving granddaughter by his side at Citrus Health and Rehabilitation Center in Inverness, FL on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Ralph was born on April 9, 1922 in Lost Creek, W.V. to the late John D. and Lavern (Case) Ward. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army, was a recipient of the Purple Heart, and a Veteran of World War II. On July 19, 1942 he married Beulah (Welch) with whom he shared 76 years of loving marriage. A Baptist by faith, Ralph was known for his great sense of humor. He enjoyed spending time with his brothers, riding his motorcycle, fishing and travel. Ralph was a craftsman at heart and could build anything. He and his wife Beulah were snowbirds for a number of years but eventually made Florida their permanent home in 2005. One of his fondest memories was when he was able to take an Honor Flight with his granddaughter Kelly to Washington, D.C. Ralph was loved by so many and will be greatly missed by all. In addition to his wife Beulah, those left to mourn Ralph’s passing include his sons: Ralph “Dusty” Elwood Ward, Jr. of Shinnston, W.V., Charles “Dave” Ward and his wife Paula of Inverness, FL, Willard “Woody” Ward and his wife Karen of Oberlin, OH; siblings: Charles Ward of South Carolina, Lonnie Joe Ward and his wife Connie of Lost Creek, W.V., Larry Ward of Elyria, OH, Margaret Buck of Clarksburg, W.V., Madeline Hayton of Bridgeport, W.V.; grandchildren: Missy, Mike, Mark, Kelly, Ron, Katie, Krysti, Ronnie, Jeannie; many great grandchildren and 2 great great granddaughters. Ralph was preceded in death by his stepmother, Sarah Ward, his brothers, Richard “Dick”, Donald and Gin, Dave, Delbert and Billie, James Clayton, Ray and sister, Geneve Ward. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is scheduled for Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with the Reverend Greg Kell of Cornerstone Baptist Church officiating. Friends are invited to join Ralph’s family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Burial will follow with full military honors at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Thomas Ward

Thomas B Ward, 79, Homosassa, FL
Thomas Barry Ward, 79, of Homosassa, FL passed away October 26, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL. He was born in Richmond, NY to the late Thomas A. and Ruth (Signe-Forle) Ward. Thomas was a telephone system installer for NY Bell, and served our country honorably in the U.S. Coast Guard. He arrived in this area in 1981, coming from Syosset, NY and was a Catholic by faith. He enjoyed boating, fishing, and loved spending time with his grandchildren. Thomas was preceded in death by one son, Thomas P. Ward. He is survived by his loving wife Alice “Kay” Ward. Other survivors include his children Linda Fritz and her husband Ric of Citrus Springs, FL, Carolyn Hoffmeister of San Antonio, TX, and Kathleen Leigh and her husband Hank of Brooker, FL; sister Barbara Radloff and her husband Ed; step-children Christine Veldink and her husband Eric of Gainesville, FL, Lyle Lotts and his wife Anita of Eden, SC, and Davis Lotts and his fiancé Davina also of Eden, SC; brother-in law Melvin Morton; 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Amy Whitton

Amy D Whitton, 35, Hernando, Florida
Amy Diane Whitton, 35, Hernando, FL passed away December 16, 2018 under the loving care of her family and Vitas Hospice. Amy was born in Inverness, FL on March 1, 1983 to B.M. Lucky Whitton, Jr. and Patricia Annette Townsend Whitton. She attended Hernando Elementary School and Inverness Middle School, and graduated from Citrus High School, Class of 2002. Amy’s life was full and her interests many. She enjoyed crafting, beading, painting, crocheting and puzzles. Her time spent with her family was precious, especially those visits to the family’s mountain cabin. She would enjoy the water falls and play in the creek, snow sledding in winter, horse back riding, and spending time on the beach. She was an avid fan of stock car racing and attending her nieces’ softball games. Amy was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness. Left to cherish her memory are her parents, Lucky and Trish Whitton; devoted sister, Amanda Whitton Swayze and brother-in-law, Steve Swayze of Hernando; 2 nieces, Kayli Faith Swayze and Kierstyn Grace Swayze and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Buster and Joan Whitton; maternal grandparents, Jimmy and Carmen Townsend and her uncle, James Townsend. A Celebration of Amy’s Life will be on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 6:00 PM at Cornerstone Baptist Church with Rev. Greg Kell officiating. Burial will follow at a later date in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 5:00 PM until the start of services at the church. At Amy’s request, those attending are asked to wear casual and colorful clothing. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by the Cornerstone Baptist Church, Attention: Youth Ministries, 1100 W. Highland Blvd., Inverness, FL 34452. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness is serving the family.


Shirley Williams

Shirley E Williams, 93, Inverness, FL
Shirley Williams, age 93, of Inverness passed away Oct 18, 2018 at Vitas Healthcare Hospice in Lecanto. Shirley was born in Merrimac, MA on October 3, 1925 to the late Alfred and Ethel (Killian) Bailey. She originally moved to Florida from Maine in 1984 and, after several moves, returned to Florida 4 years ago. Shirley was a retired Registered Nurse and Nursing Home Administrator. Her memory will be cherished by her sons: Kenneth Williams, Jr and wife Eleanor of Augusta, ME, Donald Whiteley and wife Cindy of Lawrence, KS; daughters: Cheryl Chiodo of Inverness, FL, Sandra Brooks and husband Lawson of Inverness, FL; 8 grandchildren: Jennifer, Jessica, Joanna, Mindy, Heather, Kenneth, Chris, and Michelle; and 12 great grandchildren. Interment will be at a later date in Locust Grove Cemetery, Merrimac, MA. Private cremation care provided by the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory.


Hugh Winfrey

Hugh B Winfrey, 93, Crystal River, FL
Hugh Bass Winfrey, 93, of Crystal River, FL passed away November 4, 2018 at Palm Gardens Health and Rehab in Orlando, FL. Hugh served our country honorably in the U.S. Army, and was a sales engineer in the machine tools industry. He arrived in this area in 1997, coming from Tennessee and was Protestant by faith. Hugh was a big HAM radio enthusiast and loved spending time on the radio. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of over 60 years, Mary H. Winfrey in 2015. Survivors include his children Mark Winfrey and his wife Eileen of Orlando, and Brenda Curington and her husband Chip of Tampa, FL; one sister, Jane Headrick; and 3 grandchildren. Hugh’s urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fl at a later date. Cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Bernice Worley

Bernice M Worley, 79, Floral City, FL
Bernice Mae Worley, 79, of Floral City, FL passed away November 1, 2018 at her residence in Floral City. She was born in Kinston, NC on March 5, 1939 to the late Burnice Milton and Dolly Mae (Watkins) Franklin. Bernice was a housekeeper, and arrived in this area in 2000, coming from Delrey Beach, FL, and was a Baptist by faith. She loved animals and doing volunteer work. She volunteered for the Senior Center and the Humane Society. Bernice is survived by her siblings, Charles M. Franklin, Burnice Milton Franklin, Ronnie E. Franklin, and Glenda F. Izzarone, all of West Palm Beach, FL, and Lavadner K. Franklin of Floral City, and Dolly Diane Franklin of Daytona, FL. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Minnie Zellner

Minnie P Zellner, 88, Inverness, FL
Minnie Pearl Johnson Zellner (88), died on her birthday, October 18, 2018, at home surrounded by her family. She was born, October 18, 1930 in Bonifay, Florida to John Henry and Edna Pearl Strain Johnson. After an ideal childhood, Minnie graduated from Bay High School in Panama City, Florida. In 1948, while working selling tickets at a movie theatre, the nineteen-year-old met a handsome “sailor boy.” She married John Bigelow Zellner on January 30, 1949. Following John’s return to civilian life, they moved many times for work, including building housing on St. Croix in the Virgin Islands and the hydrogen plant in South Carolina. They resided in St. Petersburg, Florida, where they were founding members of the Left Allemander’s Square Dance Club. After several years in Homestead, they returned to John’s hometown of Inverness where they built their home. They would have been married 70 years on January 31, 2019. The perfect Southern lady, Minnie welcomed friends and family with great food, a contagious smile and a lightning-fast mind. A pillar of strength, she lifted and pushed her husband, children and grandchildren to achieve their heart’s desires. She exemplified strength wrapped in warmth. Minnie was a charter member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness. In addition to her parents and sister, Mildred, Minnie was predeceased by her daughter, Debra Kay Zellner Micklitsch. Minnie is survived by her husband John, her daughter Sheila-Rae, her sister Nell Howard and five grandchildren: Jonathon Micklitsch (Karen), Mark Micklitsch (Vicki), Lance Micklitsch (Chin Pei), Nicholas Mohs (Samantha) and Alexandria Scogin (Zachary). In addition to her grandchildren, Minnie was beloved by her great grandchildren: Kristin, Logan, Waylon, Cody, Colton and Temperance. A memorial service will be held at Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, 3075 South Florida Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450 at 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 27, 2018.