Obituaries
For the Last 3 Months.

Dorothy Adams

Dorothy I Adams, 82, Inverness, FL
Dorothy Irene Adams, 82, Inverness, FL passed away Sept 8, 2018 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. Dorothy was born in Indianapolis, IN on August 17, 1936 to the late Irvin and Gwendolyn Clingerman and came to Florida in 1999 from Brazil, IN. She is survived by her husband of 22 years, John W. Adams, Inverness, FL; 2 sons, Mike Grove of Brazil, IN and Larry Grove of Staunton, IN; 2 daughters, Madona Grove, Chicago, IL and Linda Kay Certa of Grand Junction, AZ; her brother and sister, Dean Clingerman and Wilma Ellison, both of Brazil, IN; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Services will be under the direction of the French Funeral Home of Brazil, IN with burial to follow in Mount Zion Cemetery, Clay County, IN. The Chas E Davis Funeral Home assisted locally in Florida.


Danielle Alessandro

Danielle M Alessandro, 34, St. Petersburg, FL
Danielle Marie Alessandro, age 34, of St. Petersburg, FL passed away September 4, 2018. The daughter of John Joseph and Deborah May (Skidmore) Alessandro, she was born on July 23, 1984 in Orange Park, FL. Danielle grew up in Beverly Hills, FL and was a 2002 graduate of Lecanto High School. After graduation she moved to St. Petersburg and enjoyed living near the water. She liked going to the beach and hanging out at her friends pool. She worked as a bartender and a hair stylist, and donated some of her gorgeous hair to “Locks of Love”. She loved her two cats, Monty and Bentley. Danielle was a generous and giving person she was always kind to others. In addition to her parents she is survived by her son, Cole Eskay Alessandro. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, with Crematory, Inverness.


Kenneth Baehr

Kenneth E Baehr, 98, Beverly Hills, FL
Kenneth Edward Baehr, 98, Beverly Hills, FL passed away September 11, 2018 at Diamond Ridge Health and Rehab in Lecanto, FL. He was born in Shelby, NY on November 25, 1919 to the late Edward and Christina (Wolters) Baehr. Kenneth was an Army Air Corp veteran of WWII. He was a Baptist by faith, and a truck driver for the trucking industry. Kenneth arrived in this area in 2017, coming from Medina, NY. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, gardening, golfing, hunting and fishing, and loved spending time outdoors. Left to cherish his memory are his children: Gerald Baehr of New York, David Baehr and his wife Darlene of North Carolina, Kenneth E. Baehr of Washington State, Patricia Longwell and her husband Carl of New York, Judith Kelley of Illinois, Kenna Roggow Jenkins and her husband Cecil of Florida, and Cynthia Selden and her husband Dennis of Arkansas; sister, Audrey Bielski of New York; 18 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren and 14 great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Evelyn, on November 21, 2013. Graveside services with Military honors and Pastors Ted Lawrence and Bobbie Thompson officiating, will be conducted Friday, 2:00 P.M. at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. The procession to the cemetery will depart the funeral home at 1:00 P.M. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. The family will be receiving friends in visitation from 12:30 until time of the procession.


Patricia  Beck

Patricia L Beck, 70, Inverness, FL
Patricia Lee Beck, 70, of Inverness, FL passed away September 17, 2018 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL. She was born in Muskegon, MI on November 17, 1947 to the late Robert P. and Catherine (Hutson) Yount, Sr. Patricia worked in real estate as a title searcher, and was Baptist by faith. She arrived in this area in 1974, coming from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Patricia loved playing bingo and slot machines. She was preceded in death by her three brothers, Terry, Robert, and Dennis Yount. Patricia is survived by her children Donald R. East and his wife Joleen, Corenne M. Beck and Claire M. Beck, all of Inverness; and 6 grandchildren. A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held on Saturday, 2:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. Afterwards, Patricia will be laid to rest at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness.


Bobby Bennett

Bobby J Bennett, 85, Inverness, FL
Bobby Joe Bennett, age 85, of Inverness, FL, passed away at his home on June 29, 2018. Bobby was born on December 3, 1932 in Golden Pond, Trigg County, KY to the late William and Velma (Johnson) Bennett. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force. Bobby was married to his wife Emma Lou for 60 years until her passing on May 27, 2011. He owned and operated his own trucking business and made Florida his home in 1998 after relocating from Illinois. Bobby was a 3rd Degree Mason and enjoyed gardening in his spare time. He also had a great love of dogs. Those left to mourn Bobby’s passing include his daughters: Deborah Lewis of Inverness, FL and Donna Hildebrandt of St. Francisville, LA; his brothers: Larry Bennett of Kentucky and Billy Bennett of Florida; 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. In addition to his loving wife, Bobby was preceded in death by his son, Robert G. Bennett; brothers: Donald and Jerry Bennett; and sister, Barbie J. Bennett. Bobby’s urn will be interred at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Margaret Besser

Margaret A Besser, 76, Inverness, FL
Margaret A. “Peggy” Besser, age 76, of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, FL on August 28, 2018 after a brief illness. Peggy was born on January 20, 1942 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to the late Joseph and Elizabeth Rattiger. She grew up on Staten Island and lived in New York until she made Citrus County, FL her home 35 years ago. An extremely intelligent woman, she held strong convictions and defended them passionately. She could be a loyal friend or an implacable foe. Peggy had a life-long devotion to animals and dearly loved her pets. She battled ill health for much of her life, helped along the way by her wry and distinctive sense of humor. Peggy was Catholic by faith and worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse throughout her professional career. She married William Davis on May 29, 2010. In her spare time she enjoyed socializing with friends, reading and cooking. In addition to her husband William, those left to mourn Peggy’s passing include her daughter, Elizabeth Hoffman of Vallejo, CA and brother, Peter Rattiger of Walnut Creek, CA. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Kristen Bilotti

Kristen R Bilotti, 44, Inverness, FL
Kristen Rose Bilotti (Baer), passed away at her home on July 14, 2018. Kristen was born in Teaneck New Jersey, on February 22, 1974, to the late DorothyAnn Paxos Baer and John Baer. Although a Jersey Girl at heart, Kristen and her late husband Preston, moved to Inverness in 2006 to help care for her Grandmother. Kristen graduated from St. Peters University in Jersey City and went on become a history teacher. She also graduated as a cosmetologist. Kristen was a huge animal advocate and got her love of all animals from her mother. She loved to ride and show horses for many years growing up. She rescued numerous cats and dogs over the years as well. Kristen was a loving and devoted wife to her husband for over 17 years. She was also a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. Her unique and goofy sense of humor always came through in her smile. Kristen is survived by her sister, Elizabeth Reeves, her nephews, Christopher and Andrew Reeves, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. She has been predeceased by her husband, Preston Bilotti, her mother, DorothyAnn Paxos Baer, her father, John Baer and her brother, “Johnny” Karsten Baer. A memorial service will be held in NJ. If you would like to honor Kristens’ memory, please consider making a donation to Alley Cat Allies at www.alleycat.org. Cremation care with Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Sandra Blair

Sandra A Blair, 75, Inverness, FL
Sandra Ann Blair, age 75, Inverness, FL passed away August 3, 2018 in Citrus Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness. Sandra was born in Torrington, CT on January 8, 1943 to the late Russell and Jessie (MacDonald) Glasstetter and came to Citrus County 14 years ago from St. Petersburg, FL. She was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse and member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. Sandra enjoyed playing bingo, antiquing, crafting, and crocheting, but most of all, spending time with her family. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 40 years, Don F. Blair, Inverness, FL; 4 children: Leslie D. “Woody” Woodward and his fiancee, Cherie Demorrow, St. Petersburg, FL, Russell T. Woodward, Palm Harbor, FL, Sheryl D. Downen and her husband John, Hudson, FL, Jody R. Blair, Tarpon Springs, FL; stepdaughter, Shelly Bredice of Inverness, FL; 1 sister, Sheila Payne and husband Michael, Hudson, FL; 3 grandchildren: Justin Cole Sconza and his wife Hannah, Alex Finley Sconza, Taylor Rix and her daughter Greenlee Rix. Sandra was predeceased by her sister, Jeannie Spina. There will be a Celebration of Life Service on Tuesday, August 14th at 3:00 PM from the Cornerstone Baptist Church with The Reverend Greg Kell officiating. Interment will follow at a later date in Bay Pines National Cemetery in Seminole, FL. Friends may visit with the family at the church from 2:00 PM until service time. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family.


Robert Bogart

Robert C Bogart, 81, Tampa, FL
Robert Charles Andrew Bogart passed away at his home in Tampa on Sunday, September 2, 2018.Mr. Robert was born August 30, 1937 to Harriet Soules Bogart and Henry Limerick Bogart. He was born in East New York. Mr. Bogart attended Public elementary school and attended Franklin K. Lane H. S. He was one of fourteen children. At seventeen, he joined the Navy and resided in Van Nuys, California. He was a yeoman in the Navy during the Korean War, and then re-enlisted to serve a total of almost 16 years. He left California and moved back to East New York. This is where he met and married Francine T. DiBartolo on May 28, 1966. Robert was a roofer in N.Y., and also worked on Wall St. for a time. In his earlier years, he enjoyed bowling. His pastimes included solving all kinds of puzzles in the newspaper, and doing various puzzles in books. Robert was a Christian. In November 1968, he and his wife, along with his 13 month old daughter Darlinda, moved to Inverness, where they built a house on Gospel Island. Robert worked as a roofer here, as well as, in other construction. He earned his GED, and went on to Central Florida Community College. There he earned an AA and an A.S. degree in criminology and corrections. He was employed as a security guard at the Correctional Institute in Sumterville, and then the Youth Detention Center in Marion County. He later worked as a security guard in various places. After celebrating a re-marriage in January 1983, Robert and Francine divorced in January 1997. They had six children. Robert is preceded in death by his daughter Darlinda in February 1992. She was a math teacher at Citrus H.S. He is also preceded in death by his youngest son Nathan in February 2015. Robert is survived by his ex-wife Francine, sons Ryan (Veronica), Brady (Barbie), Derrick, and Damon (Holly.) Robert has six grandchildren, Jared, Cody, Austin, Garrett, Carly and Kinsey. He has one surviving sister Joan of Long Island, and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and nephews. Also, sister and brother-in-laws. Services for Robert will be Sat. Sept.8 at Chas Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL from 9:30 until 10:00 A.M. for family and 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. for the public. Robert’s urn will be laid to rest at Fero Memorial Gardens, Beverly Hills, FL. at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to: Kinsey Lynn Bogart Trust Fund, 736 N.E. 36th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34470. Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


John Bowker Jr

John B Bowker Jr, 74, Inverness, FL
John Bartlett Bowker, Jr., 74, of Inverness, FL passed away August 9, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born in Nederland, TX on November 16, 1943 to the late John Bartlett and Helen (Fernella) Bowker, Sr. John was a Mechanical Engineer for Honeywell Aerospace, and served his country honorably in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam conflict. He arrived in this area in 2012, coming from Orlando, FL and was Christian in faith. John’s biggest enjoyment was trouble shooting and tinkering with mechanical problems. He was preceded in death by one sister, Patricia Bell, and his second wife, Marian Bowker. He is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Frankie Gail Bowker of Inverness. Other survivors include his children, John Keith Bowker of Newberry, FL, Elizabeth Handte and her husband John of Jacksonville, FL, Sharon Marie Price of Lafayette, TN, and Michelle Bowker Greene of Sanibel Island, FL; step children: Michael Gillett and wife Rhonda of Kingston Springs, TN, Ginger Gillett of Ruskin, FL; with all of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Gladys Bowman

Gladys C Bowman, 100, Inverness, FL
Gladys Clara Rose Bowman, 100, of Inverness, FL (formally and most of her life from Cicero, IN) was welcomed home by her heavenly father on September 4, 2018 under the care of Hospice House in Lecanto, FL. She was born in Doland, SD on March 5, 1918 to the late Julian and Myrtle (Fortin) Remily. She was the eldest of nine children. Gladys was a homemaker, an avid seamstress, and life-long care-giver to many children. She was a devout Catholic and a long-time member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Cicero, IN. She lived her life guided by her faith and was a beacon to her family and those that loved her. She moved to Inverness, FL in 2004, to be closer to her daughters and granddaughter. Gladys always welcomed people to her table and loved to cook. She also loved to gather with family and friends around the table to play cards. She was preceded in death by her husband Edwin in 1998, 2 sons, Ronald J. and Norbert E. Bowman; daughter Patricia A. Brown; and 5 sisters. Survivors include her daughter Janice Cannon of Inverness; brothers Maurice and Marvin Remily; and sister Rachel Cotes; 4 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. A Memorial Service for Gladys will be held in Cicero, Indiana on Friday, November 23 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Cicero. Burial immediately following service at the Cicero Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with arrangements.


Teresa Breidenstein

Teresa M Breidenstein, 91, Inverness, FL
Teresa Marie Breidenstein, 91, of Inverness passed away September 3, 2018 at the Sturgill Hospice Care Center in Brooksville, FL. Teresa was born in Brooklyn, NY on July 30, 1927 to the late Edward and Rosalie (Armstrong) McGuire and came to Florida in 1987 from East Islip, NY. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Left to cherish her memory are her three children: Thomas Breidenstein and his wife Marjorie of Fort Mill, SC; Richard Breidenstein and his wife Caren of Columbia, MD; Linda Ann Rossi and her husband Jim, of Inverness; brother, James McGuire, Riverhead, NY; 6 grandchildren: Kimberly, Rachel, Daniel, Nicholas, Sara, and Christopher; 4 great grandchildren: Connor, Jack, Anna, and Ben. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Thomas, on February 13, 2015 and a brother, Philip McGuire. There will be a Celebration of Life Service on Friday, September 7, 2018 at 9:15 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness with Fr. Tim Cummings, officiating. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will receive friends in visitation at the funeral home on Thursday from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Sturgill Hospice Care Center, 12242 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613


Judy Brower

Judy Brower, 57, Crystal River, FL
Judy Brower, age 57, of Crystal River, FL passed away at her residence on July 14, 2018. Judy was born on April 6, 1961 in Camden, N.J. to the late Joseph and Janette (Kline) Albertson. She made Florida her home as a teenager when her family relocated from New Jersey and was a graduate of Citrus High School. On December 27, 2002 Judy married Anthony Brower with whom she shared over 16 years of marriage. She was most recently employed as the Dietary Manager for the Cedar Creek Assisted Living Facility in Crystal River, FL. Judy greatly enjoyed her job and spending time with the patients and other staff members at the facility. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, going to the beach and reading Colleen Hoover novels. In addition to her loving husband Anthony, those left to mourn Judy’s passing include her daughters: Heather Buchanan (Christopher) of Homosassa, FL, Michelle Howard (David) of Citrus Springs, FL; sisters: Joyce Cluelow (John) of New Jersey, Janice Medina of Floral City, FL, Jayne Rosi (Frank) of Cherry Hill, N.J., Joanne Deidrich of Floral City, FL; grandchildren: Christopher Buchanan, Jr., Reagan Howard and David Howard, Jr. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Alfred Buria, III

Alfred Buria, III, 68, Inverness, FL
Alfred Buria, III, age 68, of Inverness, FL passed away at his residence under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast on July 27, 2018. Alfred was born in Tampa, FL on July 14, 1950 to the late Adelaide (Nunez) and Alfred Buria, Jr. He was married to Reina (Colina) on January 10, 1970 and shared 48 years of loving marriage. Alfred and Reina made Citrus County their home in 1984 after relocating from Tampa, FL. He was a Christian by faith and a supporter of Alcoholics Anonymous. In his spare time, Alfred enjoyed reading, being outdoors and taking time to go fishing and hunting. Meditation and prayer were also very important to him. In addition to his loving wife Reina, those left to mourn Alfred’s passing include his sons: Alfred Buria, IV of Inverness, FL, Jason Buria and his wife Kenyla of Homestead, FL, David Buria and his wife Roxanne of Wesley Chapel, FL; sister, Estrella Perez and her husband Ulysses of Valrico, FL; and grandchildren: Adrianna, Gabriella, Isabella and Tristen. In addition to his parent’s, Alfred was preceded in death by daughter, Melissa Buria. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Bert Burke

Bert V Burke, 82, Lecanto, FL
Bert Burke, Ph.D., 82, of Lecanto, FL passed away July 11, 2018 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. He arrived in this area in 2016, coming from Sarasota, FL, and was attending Four Square Church in Crystal River, FL, and Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills, FL. While starting out his career as Clinical Psychologist/ Psychoanalyst, Bert eventually became a Prolific Inventor, holding 17 patents. Some of his most popular inventions include the Gift Card and the Rounding of Checking Accounts, such as “Keep the Change” by Bank of America. His most recent patented invention is “MoveOverSlowDrivers”, an automotive solution that helps to prevent road rage associated with slow drivers blocking fast highway lanes. Whenever Bert was asked where he was from, the answer was always “God’s Country”, also known as Bayonne, NJ. Bert was the “Life of the Party”, often wearing crazy hats and encouraging others to join him. He was a great lover of art which inspired him on a daily basis. Bert’s love of the Seton Hall Pirates was only surpassed by his love of the game of golf. His life of creativity will be forever remembered by his friends and family, including his wife, Michaela Burke, his three children - Bryan Burke and his wife, Mary Ann Burke of Alexandria, VA, Kelly Cooper and her husband, Cliff Cooper of Whitehouse Station, NJ, and Kaela Forker of Toronto Ontario, Canada, his six grandchildren - Brianna, Connor, Bailey, Riley, Nate and Hayden and his sister Patsy McGeehan, along with his predeceased sister, Maureen (Mickey) McLaughlin. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at Four Square Church in Crystal River Florida, on Saturday, August 11th at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor John Hager, officiating. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Four Square Church, 1160 N Dunkenfield Ave, Crystal River, FL 34429. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Vincent Carrara

Vincent D Carrara, 97, Beverly Hills, FL
Vincent Donald Carrara, age 97, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away at his home on Saturday, July 14, 2018. Born in Schenectady, NY on November 14, 1920 to the late Nancy (Santore) Boyce and the late Michael Carrara, he was Catholic by faith and proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy Amphibious Division. Vincent was a World War II Veteran and took part in the Invasion of Normandy landing at Utah Beach. In 1941 he married Mary Anne Legnante, with whom he shared 75 years of marriage until her passing on January 7, 2017. Vincent and Mary made Citrus County, FL their home over 20 years ago after relocating from Schenectady, NY. In his spare time, he enjoyed golf, fishing and hunting. Vincent will be remembered by his only son, Wayne Carrara, his wife Jennifer of Schenectady, NY and only granddaughter Krystle Carrara of Hollywood, FL; a sister, Sandra Garufy of Binghamton, NY and a brother, Richard Boyce and his wife Joan of Sarasota, FL; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Vincent was predeceased by his wife Mary Anne and a sister, Matilda Boughton. A Graveside Memorial Service is scheduled for Friday, July 20, 2018 at 1:30 PM at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL, and conducted by Deacon Nick Nowak of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness. Full 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.


David Colburn

David A Colburn, 78, Inverness, FL
David Allen Colburn, age 78, of Inverness, FL passed away at Northbrook Health and Rehabilitation Facility in Brooksville, FL on August 14, 2018. David was born on August 5, 1940 in Holbrook, MA to the late Guy and Clara (Rich) Colburn. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps, serving in the Korean War. David retired as a Master Mechanic for the Braintree Fire Department in Braintree, MA. After retirement, he made Inverness, FL, his home in 1999. David married Carol Ann (Pace) in 1967 and they shared 46 years marriage until her passing in 2013. David is survived by his 5 daughters: Susan Tibbetts, Karen Hadfield, Mary Tibbetts, Christine Hoadley, Lori-Ann Robinson; 11 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Clayton Cook

Clayton Cook, 87, Inverness, FL
Elijah “Clayton” Cook, age 87, of Inverness, FL passed away August 21, 2018 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast and his loving family. Clayton was born October 24, 1930 in Maben, W.V. to the late William and Rosa (Sarver) Cook. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force and was a Veteran of the Korean War. On September 4, 1959 Clayton married Georgia Ruth (Davis) with whom he shared 58 years of loving marriage. He owned and operated E. C. Cook Painting and Decorating in St. Petersburg, FL but relocated his business to Inverness when he and Georgia moved to Citrus County in 1974. Clayton could build anything and remodeled every home his family ever lived in. He and Georgia loved to travel and took many R.V. trips and cruises throughout the years. Clayton especially enjoyed their trips to Alaska and Baja. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, reading and playing cards. Clayton was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Tampa Egypt Temple Shriners. In addition to his loving wife Georgia, those left to mourn Clayton’s passing are his sons: Bruce Cook and his wife Joanne of Brooksville, FL, Mitchell Cook of Hernando, FL, Michael Cook and his wife Sherry of Hernando, FL; sister, Hylanda Shrewsbury and her husband Shirley of Clearwater, FL; 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Clayton was preceded in death by brothers: William, Raymond and Jack Cook; and his sisters: Emma Leatha and Betty Ray. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Monday, August 27, 2018 at 3:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home beginning at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, Clayton’s family requests memorial donations be made in his memory to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Madeline Costa

Madeline E Costa, 105, Inverness, FL
Madeline Elizabeth Costa, age 105 of Inverness, FL passed away suddenly on September 7, 2018 at her home. Madeline was born in College Point, NY on September 10, 1912 to the late George and Elizabeth (Hamm) Wild, one of 14 children, and moved to Inverness in 1980 from Mineola, NY. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Joseph Fiscolare of Bayside, NY; 1 sister, Catherine Cestaro, Mineola, NY; 2 grandchildren, Joseph Fiscolare and Linda Gottsegen; 3 great grandchildren, Christopher, Marielle, and Paul; 6 great great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by 2 husbands, Joseph Fiscolare and Frank Costa and 12 of her siblings. Madeline will lie in repose at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2:00 – 4:00 PM. The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, September 15th from American Martyrs Catholic Church with burial to follow in St Mary’s Cemetery, Flushing, NY.


Henry Cunningham

Henry J Cunningham, 71, Hernando, Florida
Henry James Cunningham, 71, of Hernando, FL passed away July 1, 2018 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Gainesville, FL. He was born in Indianapolis, IN on September 16, 1946 to the late John P. and Lois H. (Walkins) Cunningham. He was a automotive paint and body shop mechanic and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He arrived in this area in 1997, coming from Indianapolis. He loved bass fishing. Henry was preceded in death by one son, John M. Cunningham. He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Tonda Leah Cunningham; a son Henry J. Cunningham, Jr. and his wife Misty of Indianapolis; 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Christine Davies

Christine A Davies, 60, Homosassa, FL
Christine Ann (Mitchell) Davies, passed away in Homosassa, on Friday, September 7, 2018, at the age of 60. She was born on August 6, 1958 in Bolton, England, to Frank and Barbara (Hodgkinson) Mitchell. She was the much loved and adored wife of Andrew Davies. They were together for 42 years. They left England in 1980 when married at 21 years old and first lived in Toronto, Canada. In 1988 they moved to the USA living in Boston and then for many years lived in Glen Rock and Mahwah, New Jersey before moving to Homosassa in 2015. They became US citizens in 2001. In addition to her husband Andrew she is survived by her father Frank, her sister Kathleen, her brother David and several nieces, nephews and in-laws in England. Never has there been a person more kind and giving, she loved dogs, she loved people, and had many many friends. She cared deeply about people, everything else was just stuff. Christine loved going to the gym, was passionate about yoga, and working out, loved opera and live theater. A nurse by training, Christine volunteered throughout her life, always giving rather than receiving. She cared for the elderly, was a hospital volunteer, supported battered and abused women, drove for meals-on-wheels, worked with many animal rescue groups, and most recently volunteered at the Homosassa Library, and she loved her reiki group in Homosassa. Christine taught us the meaning of love and joy. We can all benefit from her example, she was an angel on earth. Christine’s Celebration of Life for family and friends will be conducted on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 3:00 PM, at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness, with Fr. Eugene Reuman of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, officiating. Christine would want everyone to wear something colorful and bright like a Hawaiian shirt, and to be sure to applaud at the end of the service to thank her for what she gave to all she touched. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge, 2 Shelter Lane, Oakland, NJ 07436. While we are mourning the loss of Christine, others are rejoicing to meet her in heaven. “Please celebrate my life and do not Mourn! The journey has been most enjoyable.”


Shirley Day

Shirley J Day, 71, Inverness, FL
Shirley J. Day, 71 of Inverness, passed away Thursday, August 2, 2018 at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, FL. Shirley was born in Armstrong County, PA, on April 23, 1947, to the late Lawson and Dorothy (Mansin) Bowser. She came to Citrus County in 2007 from Cortland, OH. She was a retail sales cashier and Protestant by faith. Shirley was an outgoing person who liked spending time with and eating out with her friends. She enjoyed camping, fishing, playing cards and gambling. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 31 years, Robert Day; her sons: Brad Cameron and his wife Marilyn of Champion, OH, Robert A. Day, Jr. and his wife Rachael of Inverness; brother, William Bowser, sister, Nancy Grimm; 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ellsworth Cameron in 1984, her son Bryan Cameron, her daughter, Dawn Cameron and her grandson, Taylor Robert Cameron. Private cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Frances De Canio

Frances T De Canio, 90, Inverness, FL
Frances T. De Canio, age 90, of Inverness, FL passed away August 30, 2018 while under the care of her loving family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL. Frances was born on September 20, 1927 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to the late John J. and Donetta (Comunale) Lo Faro. On April 16, 1955 she married John De Canio with whom she shared 63 years of loving marriage. Frances and John made Citrus County, FL their home in 1973 after relocating from Long Island, N.Y. She was Catholic by faith and a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness. Frances enjoyed arts and crafts and was a member of the Honeybees Craft Club and other crafting clubs. She also loved knitting, crocheting and pine needle crafts. In addition to her loving husband John, Frances’ passing will be mourned by her sons: John DeCanio and his wife Karen of Clifton, VA, Patrick DeCanio and his wife Mary of New Port Richey, FL; daughters: Roseann Lo Bue and her husband Sal of Bohemia, N.Y., Donna Bergstrom and her husband Chris of Occaquan, VA; brother, Michael Lo Faro and his wife Betty of Long Island, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers: Carl and John Lo Faro. Frances’ urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


C. Jean Wilcoxon DeHart

C. Jean Wilcoxon DeHart, 81, Inverness, FL
C. Jean Wilcoxon DeHart left us on July 1, 2018. She was ready, we were not. She was born January 1, 1937 in the usual way for that era. She lived in Indiana most of her adult life until the tender age of 69 and moved to Inverness, Florida, initially hesitating because “I don’t like the grass!” She became known as “Gran” to many. She loved her Florida nickname as much as her Indiana nickname of “Sqee”, which was appropriate as well as a long story. Jean was preceded in death by many people, some are famous, most are not and they are family members. She is survived by 6 brothers and sisters (5 are in-laws, but she always considered them hers); 3 adult children, who have managed not to kill each other; 1 grandson, 2 great grandsons, who loved her to the moon and back; dozens of nieces and nephews, who thought she was “all that and a bag of chips” and spoiled her and a cat with 2 names. Gran aka Sqee was sassy and salty. Her finger snap sounded like a whip, had a wonderful sense of fun. She was known to shove a cream pie in your face after teaching you the jitterbug. Jean was a very special lady who never met a stranger, was loved, cherished and will be missed by many. She did not want to be mourned. Instead a celebration of her life is being planned for her here and Indiana. Details pending.


Danny "Joe" DeMoe

Danny "Joe" DeMoe, 58, Floral City, FL
Danny “Joe” DeMoe wrote the following 3 years after being diagnosed with cancer. “Think about this, everything you are doing everyday leads to one end. Death! You aren’t going to live forever. What are YOU going to leave behind? ME? I want to leave humor, there is nothing better than a belly laugh that makes your gut hurt, a smile so big it makes your face cramp, laughing so hard you run out of breath, falling on the floor laughing kind of humor. That’s what I want to leave behind. After I am gone in 20 or 30 years, I don’t want people to get a sad look on their faces when they think of me. I want them to smile or laugh out loud remembering some stupid stuff I did just to get a laugh! Just enjoy life. I do.” Danny “Joe” DeMoe, age 58, of Floral City, FL passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on July 15, 2018. He was born in Toledo, OH on April 10, 1960 and went on to serve his country in the United States Army. To think of Joe is to smile and remember happy, fun times. With a smile on his face, a joke on his mind, you either laugh or chase him, as the case may be, or who the joke was on. A life that has touched so many in a funny, happy and caring way will go on forever. Joe had many interests, people being first. He loved music, dancing and playing drums with a group of family and friends. Joe wrote poetry and played pool with friends. Happy with his job as “Cable Man”, he got to meet a lot of people. A weekly visitor to the library, he loved to read, especially science fiction. He had many friends, he was a friend to many. Joe was always ready to lend a helping hand, or two, whether he knew you or not. He can go with pride for the life he has led. Joe married the love of his life 34 years ago. Always a hard worker, he took his responsibilities as husband and father seriously. The backbone and caregiver of his family, he has been a great son, wonderful husband, father and grandfather. The seventh child in a family of 10, is greatly loved by his brothers and sisters. We are thankful for the time we’ve had with him, though never enough. Glad for the time he had in Florida, he could be outside almost everyday. Go softly with love into the night my son, there is and will be an empty place in our hearts forever but, we will all meet again someday in a better place. Cancer…the mountain he could not climb. Danny “Joe” DeMoe was preceded in death by his father, Charles DeMoe; brother, Clark Adam DeMoe; sister, Cherie Lee Abalos; and “dad”, Clarence Wright. He is survived by his wife Melonie DeMoe; son, Michael DeMoe; daughter, Tiffany DeMoe (Kevin); 6 grandchildren; mother, B. Louise Wright; sisters: Carol DeMoe, Sandra Moskowa (Jed), Darlene Stuard (Bernie), Charlene Meisner (Nick), Holly Sayre; brothers: Charles DeMoe (Cathy), Rick DeMoe (Tonya). Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Carla Dempsey

Carla J Dempsey, 64, Homosassa, FL
Carla Jean Dempsey, age 64, of Homosassa, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL on August 6, 2018. Carla was born on November 16, 1953 in Titusville, PA to Lillian (Brown) Dempsey and the late Carl R. Dempsey. She made Florida her home in 1985 after relocating from Titusville, PA and worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant throughout her professional career. In her spare time she enjoyed crocheting, reading, cooking and baking. She also enjoyed talking with her family and friends and keeping up with what was going on in their lives. Carla was a member of American Legion Post #166. Those left to mourn Carla’s passing include her mother, Lillian Dempsey of Guys Mills, PA; sons: Kyle Acel and his wife Heather of Guys Mills, PA, Kevin Acel of Emmett, MI, Korey Acel and his wife Jamie of Pooler, GA; brothers: Russell Dempsey and his wife Barb of Centerville, PA, Jason Dempsey and his wife Grace, Eric Dempsey and his wife Maryalice, Blaine Dempsey, all of Guys Mills, PA; sisters: Caroline Dempsey of Guys Mills, PA, Pamela Knapp and her husband Howard of Titusville, PA, Cathy Flanders and her husband Bob of Indiana, PA; 9 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Carl Dempsey on January 9, 2007. Carla’s family is planning a Memorial Service for a later date in Pennsylvania. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Robert Di Ninno

Robert G Di Ninno, 71, Beverly Hills, FL
Robert G. Di Ninno, age 71, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away at his home on June 24, 2018. Bob was born in Revere, MA to the late Nicholas and Grace (Faragi) Di Ninno on October 20, 1946. He graduated from Saugus High School in 1964 and later attended Salem State College. Bob was formerly employed by Stop and Shop, Gallahues Super Markets, Damon Food and Federated Food Corporation. On October 6, 1973 he married Joan (Quinn) with whom he shared 45 years of loving marriage. Bob and Joan made Beverly Hills, FL their home 10 years ago after relocating from West Peabody, MA. He was an avid car buff and enjoyed both racing and collecting cars. Bob liked traveling and attending car shows all over the country, with his wife. In addition to his loving wife Joan, Robert’s passing will be mourned by his sister, Carolyn Nuzzolo and her husband Fred of Wakefield, MA; nieces and nephews: Robert and Kathy Knox of Wakefield, MA, Tonya and James Ward of Harrison, ME; brother in law, Thomas Becker of Chelmsford, MA; and many grandnieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his sister Evelyn Knox and her husband Robert Knox of Saugus, MA and sister in law Sandra (Quinn) Becker. Friends are invited to join Robert’s family in visitation on Friday, June 29, 2018 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Homes, 549 Lincoln Avenue, Saugus, MA 01906. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. from Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer Street, Saugus, MA 01906. Interment will follow at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody, MA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in Robert’s memory to Nature Coast Emergency Medical Foundation, 3876 W Country Hill Dr, Lecanto, FL 34461 or Citrus County Animal Services, 4030 S Airport Rd, Inverness, FL 34450. When making a donation, please be sure to indicate on your check that the funds given are in memory of Robert Di Ninno. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Inez Dinger

Inez D Dinger, 90, Inverness, FL
Inez Delores Dinger, 90, Inverness, FL died at home on June 29, 2018 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast. Inez was born in Paterson, NJ on April 15, 1928 to the late Vincent and Josephine (Nutile) Melillo and came to Florida in 1973 from there. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. She loved spending time with her family. Left to cherish her memory are 3 children, Walter R. Dinger, Jr., Altamonte Springs, FL; Michael J. Dinger, Hixson, TN; Donna Marie Case, Hernando, FL; 2 sisters, Angelina Kimble and Jean Intoppa, both of New Jersey; 4 grandchildren and 5 step grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren and 7 step great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walt Dinger Nov 7, 2012, her son, Robert S. Dinger in 1959, and her son in law, Donald Case in 1993. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Thursday, July 5th at 11:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Tim Cummings, celebrant. Graveside committal services will follow at 1:00 PM at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. Friends are invited to meet at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home Thursday to visit with the family from 9:30 AM until the procession departs for the church at 10:30. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorial donations be made in Inez’s memory to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Kathleen Dolbow

Kathleen Dolbow, 94, Inverness, FL
Kathleen “Katie” Dolbow, 94, Inverness passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018 at Arbor Trail Nursing & Rehab Center. Katie was born in Johnston City, IL on January 2, 1924 to the late Thomas and Florinda (Barlow) Kelly and came to Citrus County in 1962 from Kendall, FL. She was employed for many years at the Bank of Inverness as an executive secretary for George Brannen, Sr. and assisted Dr. John Gelin as a medical secretary. Katie attended church at the Hernando United Methodist Church. She is survived by her son, Richard “Dick” Dolbow and wife Frances of Inverness. 2 grandchildren: Dianna Goolsby and husband, Todd; Darla Dolbow and fiancé, Chuck Croft, 4 great grandchildren, Jenna Beck, Hailey & Madison Holm, and Olivia Croft; 3 nephews, Mark Stokes and wife, Chris; Thomas Stokes and wife, Pat; Howard Stokes and wife, Sandi; Marilyn Stokes, wife of the late Ronnie Stokes; She was preceded in death by her husband Louis J. Dolbow (2004), and her brothers and sisters. Katie’s urn will be laid to rest next to her husband in Florida National Cemetery at a later date. Cremation care with Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory. Plaque: Richard Dolbow, 150 No. Cedar View Ter., Inverness, FL 34453


Charles Durham

Charles L Durham, 86, Inverness, FL
Charles Lee Durham, age 86 of Inverness, passed away at home on Sunday, September 9, 2018. Charles was born in Miami Beach, Florida on November 22, 1931 to the late Charles H. and Ruth (Young) Durham. He came to Citrus County in 1986 from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Charles was a US Air Force Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a retired engineer with Southern Bell Telephone, a member of the Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church in Lecanto and was a former member of the Miami Springs, FL Masonic Lodge #145. Charles was an avid bicyclist and triathlon participant. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters: Jennifer L. Buchanan of Pembroke Pines, FL, Kimberly Y. Johnson of Plantation, FL and Lori L. Durham of Miami, FL; 3 grandchildren: Justin Buchanan, Brian Buchanan and Karen Jacobs and 6 great grandchildren: Weston, James, Jonathan, Cameron, Benjamin and Lauren. Charles was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Patricia on January 7, 2016 and his two brothers, Paul and Thomas. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be conducted Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness with Reverend Ray Cortese of Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church officiating. Friends are invited to join Charles’ family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society www.nationalmssociety.org or by calling (800) 344-4867. Charles’ urn will be interred at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, at a later date.


Janet Dyer

Janet M Dyer, 90, Inverness, FL
Janet M. Dyer, 90 of Inverness, FL passed away August 29th 2018 at her residence in Inverness. She was born in Athens, PA on April 14, 1928 to the late Freedman and Helen (Koons) Blough. Janet is remembered as a delightfully humorous, sweet and loving person who arrived in this area from Endicott, NY in 1972 and worked as an office manager before retiring from Dr. Dan Montgomery of West Coast Eye Institute in Inverness, FL. Janet attended Grace Bible Fellowship. Among her hobbies, Janet enjoyed sewing as well as playing a sometimes heated game of Dominos and Triominos with some of her dear friends every week (of course, no wagering ever allowed). She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years Merritt C. Dyer in 2014. She is survived by her sons Richard Dyer and his wife Judy of Memphis, TN, Robert Dyer and his wife Margo of Jacksonville, FL, Ronald Dyer and his wife Paula of Orlando, FL and Randy Dyer and his husband Ricky of Inverness, FL, her sister Nellie Victoria Goudey of Charlotte, North Carolina and Jane Southall with her husband Jimmy of Jetersville, Virginia, 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Janet’s remains will be laid to rest next to her husband’s at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness.


Robert English

Robert J English, 76, Floral City, FL
Robert John English, age 76, of Floral City, FL passed away July 9, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, FL. Robert was born on January 30, 1942 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada and went on to serve in the United States Navy. Prior to retiring, he performed Industrial Maintenance for the Cemex Corporation. Robert made Citrus County his home over 33 years ago after relocating from Texas. A Baptist by faith, he attended worship services at Floral City Baptist Church. Robert enjoyed working with and raising horses and cows, and loved his dogs. He also enjoyed woodworking in his spare time and spending time with his grandkids. Those left to mourn Robert’s passing include his daughters: Cynthia Vanlue and her husband Justin of Hernando, FL, Kathern English of Homestead, FL; son, William Cole and his fiancée Brittany of Floral City, FL; and 10 grandchildren. He also leaves behind his girlfriend and companion of 17 years, Gail Wyman. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Richard Evans

Richard T Evans, 70, Inverness, FL
Richard Tyrone Evans, 70, of Inverness, passed away Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto. Richard was born in St. Petersburg, FL on July 1, 1948 to the late James S. and Rachel (Peeples) Evans, Sr. and came to Citrus County in 1996 from there. He was the owner/operator of a shoe and saddle repair business and was a US Army Veteran serving in Vietnam. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Gemma (Vautour) Evans; brother, James S. Evans, Jr. of Wildwood, FL; sisters: Marsha Karkheck of St. Petersburg, FL, Donia Brannon of Plant City, FL; and several nieces and nephews. Following cremation, Richard’s urn will be interred at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Patrick Faherty

Patrick J Faherty, 68, Inverness, FL
Patrick Joseph Faherty, age 68, of Inverness and Ormond Beach, FL, died August 29, 2018, at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL. Pat was born on September 15, 1949, in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Bernard and Hermina (Mance) Faherty. He earned his Bachelors Degree in Communications from Nova Southern University and went on to earn his Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Miami. In April of 1977 he married Diana (Snyder) with whom he shared 41 years of loving marriage. Pat was a writer and editor, working in community journalism in Colorado, California, Minnesota and Florida. He wrote the book “Fastest Truck in Vietnam” based on his service in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1968 to 1969. Pat worked for Landmark Communications for 8 years, including time at the Citrus County Chronicle. He reveled in the outdoors, whether camping, snow skiing, dog sledding, biking or surfing. Pat loved his motorcycles, especially his Ural Gear Up. In retirement, he discovered the joy and challenge of running and called himself Viejo Corredor (Old Runner). Pat was a student of Spanish, using his studies as an excuse to travel to many Central and South American countries. In addition to his loving wife Diana, Pat is survived by his brother, Tom Faherty and his wife Vicki of Ormond Beach, FL; sister, Mary Welch of Gainesville, FL; 3 nieces and 2 nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast would be appreciated (hospiceofcitrus.org). Cremation care is provided by the 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.


Claude Fore, Jr.

Claude H Fore, Jr., 90, Inverness, FL
Claude H. Fore, Jr. age 90 of Inverness, FL passed away on June 28, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, FL. Claude was born in Montevallo, AL on August 14, 1927 to the late Claude H. and Wilna (Hicks) Fore. He was predeceased by his wife Theresa Vereb on August 28, 1980. Claude is survived by his three wonderful children, Claude III, Sharon Napier and Kevin, 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. 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, he retired from a New York firm as Program Manager of Airborne Electronic Equipment. Claude enjoyed Ham Radio, Radio Controlled Aircraft and was a lifelong fan of flying after his first flight in a Ford Trimotor at the age of 7. Claude had a Commercial, Instrument, Multi Engine License. Following cremation, his cremains will be spread over a body of water of his families choosing. A private memorial service will be held for Claude at a later date. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. “To My Family and Friends, Hope to see you again in promised time…Sayonara”. Claude H. Fore, Jr.


Paul Garcia

Paul C Garcia, 58, Inverness, FL
Paul C. Garcia, a resident of Inverness, Florida for many years, was born in Ft. Wayne, IN. He passed away on July 25, 2018 in Inverness, FL. He was a long-time fabricator for Don Poss Roofing Inc. He is survived by a son, Paul Michael (Mitch) Garcia of Inverness, FL; his father, Pablo Garcia of Saltillo, Coahuila Mexico, two brothers, Rodrigo (Jane) Garcia, and Jaime (Lynn) Garcia of Ft. Wayne, IN; Herlinda (Joaquin) Garcia-Ramirez of Ft. Wayne; and one brother, Noel (Jamie) Garcia of Phoenix, AZ; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sheila Garcia and his mother, Delores C. Garcia. Paul was a man of many talents – Car Mechanic, Machinist, Drummer, DJ, Carpenter, Audio Technician and Businessman. He was also an avid race car fan. The family in Ft. Wayne, IN will be holding an informal goodbye service at a date to be announced. Cremation services by Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Rocco Gero, Jr

Rocco W Gero, Jr, 79, Inverness, FL
Rocco W. Gero, Jr., age 79, of Inverness, FL passed away July 30, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Rocco was born on December 14, 1938 in Madison, N.J. to the late Lucy (Antonnacio) and Rocco Gero, Sr. In 1957 he married Doris (Hoffmann), with whom he shared 61 years of loving marriage. In 1974 they relocated to Safety Harbor, FL from Madison, N.J. Then in 1991 they made their home in Citrus County, FL. Rocco started learning professional tile installation from his uncle at the young age of 14, and continued in the tile business for over 45 years. He was Catholic by faith and a parishioner of St. Scholastica Catholic Church in Lecanto, FL for a number of years. In his spare time he enjoyed doing yard work, growing vegetables in his garden and construction projects. In addition to his loving wife Doris, those left to mourn Rocco’s passing include his sons: Richard (Sue) Gero of Safety Harbor, FL, Donald Gero of Rockaway, N.J., Rocco Gero III of Clearwater, FL, Alan Gero of Holiday, FL, Christopher (Cheryl) Gero of Hudson, FL; daughters: Lucy (Ricky) Murphy of League City, TX, Ellen Myers of Clearwater, FL, Doreen (Chris) Haviland of Dearborn Heights, MI; brothers: Joe (Fran) Gero, Bartholomew Gero, Michael Gero, Martin Gero, Tony Orlando (Patricia) Gero; sister, Nicolina Keefe; 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Rocco was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Felicia and his brother, Jerome. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is scheduled for Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory with Father Jose Tejada of St. Scholastica Catholic Church officiating. Burial will follow at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, FL. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Jo Ann Glover

Jo Ann L Glover, 88, Inverness, FL
Jo Ann L. Glover, age 88, of Inverness, FL died July 17, 2018 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto and in the loving attendance of her daughter and son-in-law. Jo Ann was born January 21, 1930 in Greenville, KY the daughter of Guy Eugene and Jessie Mae (Reid) Lovell. She is a fourth-generation descendant of the Muhlenberg County Kentucky pioneer Michael Lovell, known as the “Man from Maryland” and his wife Mary Ann Ingram who settled in the Old Liberty community in the late 1700. Her Mother’s people were Swiss/German who came to America in 1710 seeking religious freedom. They eventually settled in Pennsylvania and were known as Pennsylvania Dutch before moving to Kentucky prior to 1818. She graduated, first in her class, from Greenville High School in 1948. After graduation, she attended Western Kentucky State College (now Western Kentucky University) in Bowling Green, Kentucky. While at Western she met her future husband, Austin V. Glover. They were married in South Bend, Indiana on Sept 8, 1950. During their 40 years of married life, they lived in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Louisville, Kentucky, Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Clarksville, Tennessee, Albuquerque, New Mexico and Christian County Kentucky. Austin died May 30, 1990. While living in Albuquerque, Jo Ann attended The University of New Mexico. She graduated with distinction earning a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1968. She received her Master of Arts in Teaching Science from UNM in 1970. While at UNM she was inducted into two national Honor Societies, Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Lambda Theta. She taught high school biology for 26 years – most of that time at Hopkinsville High School in Christian County, Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Jo Ann was published five times in “The Science Teacher” Journal of the National Science Teachers Association. One of her proudest accomplishments was introducing a new gene into bacterium and cloning it. This occurred in 1988 during a Vector Workshop Program in DNA Science course in Recombinant-DNA Technology and Molecular Biology by Cold Springs Harbor Laboratory directed by James D. Watson, Noble Prize-winning biophysicist and researcher credited with co-discovering the double-helix structure of DNA. Jo Ann’s hobbies are reading, genealogical research, and nature. She is a member of First United Methodist Church of Inverness, Citrus County (Florida) Genealogical Society, and is a Kentucky Colonial. The commission of Kentucky Colonel is the highest honor bestowed by the Governor of Kentucky in recognition of noteworthy accomplishments and outstanding service to the community, state, and nation. The commission of Kentucky Colonel was bestowed after she and fellow teachers from Hopkinsville High School attended the Visiting Teacher Institute, a part of the 1987 Governor’s Scholars Program, at Center College in Danville, Kentucky. They developed a broad foundations course in science for Ninth and Tenth graders which provided basic science skills while showing the relationships between society and rapidly advancing science technology. She was preceded in death by: her parents, her husband, Austin Vaughn Glover, and her sister Jane Reid Lovell Paige. She is survived by her daughter, Anita G. Moon and husband Bradley A. Moon, of Homosassa, Fl., her granddaughter, Lee Ann and husband Chris Guest, her great grandchildren, Austin, Chris, Alex, and Callie, all of Nottingham, Pennsylvania, her niece Debra Paige of Burlington, Kentucky, her nephew Dr. Carlton Paige, wife Teresa, and children of Crestwood, Kentucky. A Memorial Service is scheduled for Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 3:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, Citrus County, Florida, with the Reverend Dr. Donald Pratt of the First United Methodist Church of Inverness officiating. Friends are invited to join Jo Ann’s family in visitation beginning at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Greenville, Kentucky. Graveside services are scheduled for Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 11:00 AM and will be under the direction of Gary’s Funeral Home, Greenville, Kentucky. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be given to the American Cancer Society or the Charity of your choice.


Sarah Graves

Sarah L Graves, 83, Inverness, FL
Sarah L. Graves, 83, of Inverness, FL passed away August 7, 2018 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. She was born in Blount County, TN on May 14, 1935 to the late Frank and Beulah (Flynn) Carroll. Sarah was a homemaker, and arrived in this area 24 years ago, coming from Tennessee. She was a Baptist by faith and attended First Baptist Church of Floral City. Sarah enjoyed bowling, cooking, and loved gardening. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Edward C. Graves; her daughter, Virginia Strianese and her husband Carmen of Citrus Springs, FL; and 2 brothers, Glenn and James Carroll. Private burial will take place at Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City, FL.


Lawrence Hannett

Lawrence P Hannett, 87, Inverness, FL
Lawrence Patrick Hannett, 87, of Inverness, FL passed away July 18, 2018 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL due to his failed health resulting from a vehicle accident. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on June 7, 1931 to the late Alfred and Anna (Mc Hugh) Hannett and was a Catholic by faith. Lawrence retired with honor from Dover Delaware as a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. He served this country for 24 years which included the Korean and Viet-Nam conflicts. Afterwards, he arrived in Citrus County in 1976 and resided in Inverness, FL where he worked and retired as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service after 15 years. Lawrence enjoyed spending several months at his home in Costa Rica each year. He liked reading car and other consumer magazines, and traveling. He was preceded in death by son, Brian Hannett and grandson Cody Allan Hannett of Inverness, FL. Lawrence is survived by his children Brady Hannett and wife Lisa of Inverness, FL, Jeffery Hannett and wife Stephanie of Riverview, FL, Michael Hannett and wife Nancy of Indianapolis, IN, Darren Hannett and wife Marion of Kahnawake, Quebec, Canada, and Dawn Jezebel Hannett of Inverness, FL; as well as 2 daughters newly discovered through Ancestry, Jennifer McLemore of N.C., and Lisa Veitenheimer (deceased) of TX, one brother, Thomas Hannett and one sister, Lorraine Luzopone; 10 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Lawrence was laid to rest at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Mitchell Harkins

Mitchell L Harkins, 50, Inverness, FL
Mitchell Lee (Mitch) Harkins, 50, of Inverness, FL passed away June 28, 2018. He was born in Claremore, OK on October 15, 1967 to the late Augie Junior and Sandra Jo (Mitchell) Harkins. Mitch was a motorcycle mechanic and arrived in this area in 2017, coming from West Pam Beach, FL. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, fishing, cooking, and loved his 2 German Shepherds. Survivors include his siblings, James Miller and his wife Polly of Oklahoma, Belinda Hardy and her husband Terry of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, and Robin McFadden and her husband Randy of Great Falls, MT. A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held in memory of Mitch on Saturday, 1:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Charles Harvey

Charles R Harvey, 81, Inverness, FL
Send plague to: Lisa Ogle, 1709 Laguna Bay South, Pelican Bay, TX 76020 Charles Ralph Harvey, 81, of Inverness, FL passed away August 12, 2018 at Arbor Trail Rehab & Nursing in Inverness. He was born in St. Augustine, FL on October 17, 1936 to the late Merrell Augustus and Ella Fair (Griner) Harvey. Charles was a retail store manager and a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Viet-Nam Conflict, achieving the rank of Specialist 5th Class. He arrived in this area in 2012, coming from Orlando, FL, and was a Methodist by faith. Charles was a member of the VFW Post #4337, Inverness, as well as the American Legion and Loyal Order of Moose. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Bernice E. Harvey in 1991. Survivors include his companion Betty L. Doran of Inverness; daughters, Lisa Ogle and her husband Mike of Pelican Bay, TX, and Denise McClanahan of Woodlands, TX; brothers Mel Harvey and Wayne Harvey; and 3 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister Merrell Edwards. Services for Charles are scheduled for Tuesday, September 4, 2:30 P.M. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation’s in Charles’s memory to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


George Hendrickson

George M Hendrickson, 92, Inverness, FL
George M. Hendrickson, age 92, of Inverness, FL passed away August 1, 2018 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. George was born on April 1, 1926 in Amityville, N.Y. to the late George and Lila (Thomas) Hendrickson. Growing up in the great depression, he held a unique joy and satisfaction with the simplest things in life that few of us today could possibly understand. He proudly served his country in the United States Army and was a Veteran of World War II. On August 17, 1946 he married Lena (Paini) with whom he shared 39 years of marriage until her passing on December 24, 1985. Roman Catholic by faith, he made Citrus County his home 27 years ago after relocating from New York and was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness. George was a brilliant man with a great sense of humor that was an avid reader and enjoyed stamp collecting. He also liked crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles and traveling. George’s family will remember him as always being optimistic and handling whatever situation life threw at him. Life threw a lot of curveballs his way, and he would always find a way to pick himself up and live another day. He is going to be greatly missed by all that knew him. Those left to mourn George’s passing include his son, George Hendrickson IV of Brooksville, FL; brother, Harold Hendrickson of Ocala, FL; daughter in law, Joan Hendrickson of Inverness, FL; grandchildren: Cliff (Pam) Hendrickson of Hernando, FL, Brian (Erin) Hendrickson of Inverness, FL; Jillian (Adam) Hendrickson of Orlando, FL, Angela (D.J.) Brandt of Pennsylvania; great grandchildren: Meagan, Trey, Sam, Maddie and Evelyn. In addition to his loving wife Lena, George was preceded in death by his second wife, Teresa (Cantone) Hendrickson; 2 sons: Clifford and Warren Hendrickson; daughter, Diane Hendrickson; brothers: John, Herbert and Collins Hendrickson; and sister, Ellen Hendrickson. Funeral services for George are scheduled for Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 2:30 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Father Tim Cummings of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church officiating. Military Honors will be rendered by Inverness VFW Post #4337 Honor Guard. Friends are invited to join George’s family in visitation from 1:00 PM until the hour of service. Following cremation, George’s urn will be laid to rest at St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, N.Y. Arrangements under direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Tina Hibbard

Tina S Hibbard, 58, Floral City, FL
Tina Sue Hibbard, age 58, of Floral City, FL passed away at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL on July 13, 2018. Tina was born on September 4, 1959 in Clay Center, KS to Clifford C. and Phyllis (Hill) Tippin. She made Citrus County Florida her home in 1989 after relocating from Clinton, MO. In her spare time, Tina enjoyed fishing, taking cruises and spending time with family and friends. Tina is survived by her son, Dennis Anspaugh of Inverness, FL; daughter, Christy Anspaugh of Floral City, FL; sister, Linda Cook of Inverness, FL; and grandchildren: Jacob and Jessica Anspaugh. Cremation care is under direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


James Holland

James P Holland, 67, Hernando, FL
James Paul Holland, age 67, of Hernando, FL passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. James was born on September 16, 1950 in St. Petersburg, FL to Phyllis Marie (Roberts) and the late James Alonzo Holland. He served in the United States Navy then went on to work as a Metal Framer in the Construction Industry. James made Citrus County his home in 2012 after relocating from Hudson, FL and dedicated his time caring for his mother. A Christian by faith, he attended worship services at the Inverness Church of God. In his spare time, James enjoyed fishing and riding his Harley Davidson. Those left to mourn James’ passing include his lifelong companion of 20 years, Sherrie Litten; his mother, Phyllis Holland; son, Cody Holland; daughter, Tiffany Holland; brother, Kevin Holland and his wife Lisa; sisters: M’Liss Grissom and her husband Al, Theresa Maria Thompson and her husband Norman; nieces: Shelley Brooks, Renee’ Helms, Natalie Holland, Savannah Brooks, Drew Grissom; nephews: Jody Grissom, Randy Helms, Peyton Holland; and several grandchildren. A Celebration of James’ life is scheduled for Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 3:00 PM at the Inverness Church of God with Pastor David Lucas officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Margaret Holley

Margaret E Holley, 84, Inglis, FL
Margaret Eula Holley, age 84, of Inglis, FL passed away at Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing of Inverness on July 15, 2018. Margaret was born on December 17, 1933 in Cairo, GA to the late John and Annie Mae Sellers. On April 15, 1962 she married Dave Holley with whom she shared 59 years of marriage. Margaret was a homemaker throughout her lifetime and raised five children. In addition to her husband Dave, Margaret’s passing will be mourned by her children: William “Steve” Holley and his wife Candy of Inglis, FL, David Holley and his wife Donna of Phoenix City, AL, Margie Luera and her husband Robert of Saginaw, MI; grandchildren: Katrina, Joseph, Paula, Brandy, April, Tiffany, Erin, Roberto, Michael, George, Juan, Jessie, Cody, Kayla, Adam, Mahlon, Janet and Deanne; she leaves 26 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her children: Barbara Ann Cheek and James Holley; brothers and sisters: Jessie, Buford and Mildred. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Lawrence Hougendobler

Lawrence J Hougendobler, 93, Floral City, FL
Lawrence J. Hougendobler, 93, of Floral City, FL passed away July 22, 2018 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. He was born in Forest, OH on December 28, 1924 to the late Joseph and Ethel (Hickle) Hougendobler. Lawrence was an investment banker, a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII, and a Methodist by faith. He arrived in this area in 1988, coming from Tampa, FL. Lawrence held memberships in the Senate Lodge #378, F. & A.M. in Forest, OH, and the Valley of Cambridge Scottish Rite in Cambridge, OH. He loved all antiques and enjoyed gardening, the outdoors, and spending time with friends and family. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 64 years, Faye Hougendobler in 2011. Survivors include his daughters Cheryl Parrish of Coshocton, OH, and Diane Starr of Solon, ME; 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Kenneth Howey

Kenneth R Howey, 89, Inverness, FL
Kenneth Raymond Howey, beloved father and friend to so many, passed away on September 10, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, FL. He was 89 years old. Ken was born on February 23, 1929 in Newton, NJ. He grew up in Dingman’s Ferry, PA on a rural family farm with two brothers and four sisters, and graduated Milford High School, PA. He served in the U.S. Army and attained the rank of Corporal during the Korean War. He had a first marriage to Margaret (Peggy) Crawford in 1951 and they had two daughters. He owned and managed a diner in Branchville, NJ, and he also worked as a clerk at the A&P Grocery Store in Newton, NJ. A&P promoted Ken to store manager and eventually found he had a talent for turning around under-performing stores. Ken possessed an intuitive sense of math and business savvy. In 1964 he married Elma (Wallace) Bell a widow with five young, restless boys. After retiring from A&P, Ken un-retired himself and worked in security at Selective Insurance in Branchville, NJ. Shortly after, they discovered his talents and trained him to be an insurance adjuster/ inspector. After pursuing this new career for 10 years, Ken retired again in 1992. At that time, he and Elma moved to Inverness, Fl. Even though retired, Ken’s mind wouldn’t slow down. He invested in several rental villas and presided as president of the Whispering Pine Villas homeowner’s association for several terms. He volunteered at Citrus Memorial Hospital and helped many in the community with starting a business or solving business problems. Ken is survived by his sister Irene Kinney, daughters Betty Swineford & Helen Howey; his sons David, Jeffery, James, Richard & Glenn Bell. He has ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his wife, Elma, his parents Henry J. Howey & Mabel Walters Howey, and five other siblings: Ada, Chuck, Walt, Dot and Amy. Services are scheduled at The Charles E. Davis Funeral Home, 3075 S. Florida Avenue, Inverness, FL 34450 on Sunday, September 23rd at 2PM. An escorted funeral procession will leave the next day on Monday, September 24th at 9AM from The Davis Funeral Home to the Florida National Cemetery, located at 6502 SW 102nd Avenue, Bushnell, Sumter County, FL 33513. In lieu of flowers, Ken wishes donations to be made to a charity of your choice or the American Cancer Society. Ken loved life, making friends and solving problems. He was living life the way he wanted and was sharp-minded to the end. Thank you to Trish, Heidi and Ron, and all his neighbors.


Clyde "Buddy" Hulse

Clyde "Buddy" O Hulse, 90, Inverness, FL
Clyde O. “Buddy” Hulse, Jr., age 90, of Inverness, FL passed away at his home on August 10, 2018 surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. He was born on May 25, 1928 in Columbus, OH to the late Mary Jane (Neill) and Clyde O. Hulse, Sr. and moved to Inverness in 1982 from Seminole, Florida. He retired from the St. Petersburg Fire Department as a Deputy Chief after 21 years of service and proudly served our country in the U.S. Army Air Corp. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church Left to mourn his loss and cherish his memory is his wife of 69 years, Elizabeth “Betty” (Messer) Hulse; their two children, Linda Smith and Gail (Barry) Fiske, both of Inverness; 1 sister, Barbara Meriweather, Las Vegas, NV; “Poppa” was also adored and loved by his 6 grandchildren: Amy Coleman, Robin Anderson, Sam (Beth) Fiske, Bobby Smith, Steven Fiske and Sarah Fiske, and 6 great grandchildren who inherited his unique sense of humor. He was predeceased by his sister, Joyce Kelch, with whom he shared a close bond. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Saturday, Aug 18th at 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Beaverson of the First Lutheran Church of Inverness officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 10:30 until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Richard Hutchinson

Richard J Hutchinson, 80, Lecanto, FL
Richard John Hutchinson “Hutch”, 80, of Lecanto, Florida, passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Hutch was born in Buffalo, New York on October 20, 1937, to the late William J. and Francis (Donohue) Hutchinson. He came to Citrus County in 2000 from Hilton Head, SC. Hutch was a retired tool & dye maker for the Ford Motor Company in Hamburg, NY. Hutch enjoyed boating, swimming and skiing both in snow and water, but his true passion and love was the game of golf. He played every day but Sunday, when he enjoyed watching it on TV. He was a long time member of Cazenovia, Bridgewater, Oyster Reef and 7 Rivers Golf Clubs. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 48 years, Theresa Hutchinson; sons: Richard J. Hutchinson, Jr. of Buffalo, NY, David J. Hutchinson of Hernando, FL, Paul F. Hutchinson of Marilla, NY, Timothy J. Hutchinson of Westminster, CO; daughters: Teriann Brennan of Lackawanna, NY, Rebecca Corte of Cohutta, GA; brother, William Hutchinson of Lancaster, NY; sister, Diane Kerner of West Seneca, NY; grandchildren: Angela, Rachel, Heather, Paul, Janaya, Joshua, Matthew, Andrew, Shaelyn, Mia, and Samantha.; 11 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, Suzanne Salcedo. Private cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


James Hutchison

James A Hutchison, 68, Orlando, FL
James Allen Hutchison, age 68, of Orlando, FL passed away at Orlando Regional Medical Center on September 4, 2018. James was born on August 12, 1950 in Orlando, FL to the late Alton Louis and Lois (Parham) Hutchison. On June 24, 1978 he married Elizabeth (Bagnell) with whom he shared 40 years of loving marriage. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing pool and had been a member of a league for a number of years. James’ greatest joy in life was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. In addition to his loving wife Elizabeth, those left to mourn James’ passing are his sons: James Hutchison and his wife Maureen of Mt. Laurel, N.J., Justin Hutchison and his wife Cieara of Orlando, FL; daughters: Christy Hutchison of Tampa, FL, Nicole Walsh and her husband Robert of Minneloa, FL; brother Mike Hutchison and his wife Leslie of Indialantic, FL; sister, Michelle Macdonald and her husband Russ of New Smyrna Beach, FL; and 9 grandchildren. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Anna Hutman

Anna C Hutman, 85, Floral City, FL
Anna Catherine Hutman, age 85, of Floral City, FL, passed away September 1, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital with her loving family by her side. Anna was born on February 28, 1933, in Philadelphia, PA, to the late Martin Joseph and Barbara Isabella (Dillmann) Mulvoy. On August 11, 1953, she met Ernest C. Hutman whom she married 3 months later on November 28, 1953. Anna and Ernest made Citrus County, FL their home in 1982 after relocating from Pompano Beach, FL. She was an avid reader. Anna also enjoyed crocheting, painting ceramics and crafts. Anna’s greatest joy was spending time with her loving family. In addition to her husband of 65 years, Ernest Hutman, Sr., those left to mourn Anna’s passing are her daughters: Barbara Turner and her husband Michael of Floral City, FL, Sherrie Walsh and her husband Terry of Ocala, FL, Laurel Parido and her husband Jim of Tallahassee, FL, Kathy Watson of Margate, FL; son, Ernest Hutman, Jr. and his wife Michelle of Melbourne, FL; 10 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren with one more on the way, and 1 great great grandchild. Anna was preceded in death by her son in law, Harry Watson in 2011, 8 brothers and 1 sister. A celebration of Anna’s life has been planned by her family for Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 10:00 AM at the Kiwanis Youth Club, 428 Davidson Avenue, Inverness, FL. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Robert Iddings

Robert J Iddings, 71, Beverly Hills, FL
Robert James Iddings, 71, Beverly Hills, FL passed away July 14, 2018 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Robert was born in Lakawanna, New York on July 9, 1947 to the late John D. and Lucinda (Cheney) Iddings and moved to Citrus County in 1988 from Hamburg, NY. He was a retired Banker and served our country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict. He is survived by his daughter, Stacey Lynn Iddings of Inverness; 1 brother, John D. Iddings, Jr; 1 grandchild, Gavin Iddings-Wiseman. He also leaves behind his beloved dog, Shi. He was preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey Robert Iddings on Feb 4, 2017, his father on August 16, 2004, and his mother on April 23, 2018. Following cremation, his urn will be buried in Florida National Cemetery. Cremation care with Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory.


Lawrence Janosek

Lawrence N Janosek, 76, Lecanto, FL
Lawrence Neale “Larry” Janosek, 76, of Lecanto, FL passed away peacefully on August 30, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL after a lengthy battle of failing health. He was born in Cleveland, OH to the late Charles and Ruth (Hawkins) Janosek. Larry was a Corporation Vice President for the manufacturing industry and arrived in this area in 2002, coming from Strongville, OH. He was a Methodist by faith, and loved the Ohio Buckeyes football team; having played with Woody Hayes for a time. Larry enjoyed golfing, relaxing on the beach, and watching his grandchildren participate in sports. He was the beloved life partner of Judy Baker of Lecanto; loving father to Cheri Wohleber and her husband Tom of Ridgeville, OH, Larry Janosek, Jr. and his wife Michelle of Newport, NC, and David Janosek and his wife Carrie of Palm Harbor, FL; cherished grandfather to Taylor, Aiden, Ethan, Evan, Luke, Trevor, and Grace. Larry was preceded in death by 2 brothers, James and Gerald Janosek. The family would like to extend their thankfulness for all the care provided to Larry by his doctors, nurses, CMH and all the health care providers. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Raymond Johnson

Raymond E Johnson, 92, Inverness, FL
Raymond Edward Johnson, 92, of Inverness, FL passed away August 9, 2018 at his residence in Inverness. He was born in Miami, FL on March 25, 1926 to the late Simon Leroy and Essie Mae (Brinson). Raymond was a postal carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, and arrived in this area in 2014, coming from West Palm Beach, FL. He enjoyed fishing, but especially loved playing pool, winning several tournaments and trophies with his pool team. He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Nadine Johnson. Other survivors include his children, Ronald Edward Johnson of Hawthorn, FL, Ralph Ernest Johnson and his wife Lorna of West Palm Beach, FL, Raymond Eugene Johnson of Inverness, Connie Marie Blanton and her husband Robert of Anderson, SC, and Linda Diane Smith and her husband Calhoun Byrd of Inverness; 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Barnes Kendrick

Barnes R Kendrick, 95, Lecanto, FL
Dr. Barnes Randall Kendrick, Sr., 95, of Lecanto, FL passed away July 4, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL. He was born in Tallahassee, FL on October 20, 1922 to the late Odis Gilben and Leila (Randall) Kendrick, Sr. He served our country honorably in the U.S. Army during WWII, as well as the Korean and Viet-Nam conflicts, retiring after 28 years of service acquiring the rank of Colonel. After relocating to Tallahassee, he founded the Faith Presbyterian Church in Tallahassee, and the Tallahassee Boat Club. He arrived in this area in 2010, coming from Quitman, GA. He enjoyed grandfather clocks and antique clocks, and collected antique cars. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 67 years, Etta Jo Kendrick in 2012, and one brother, Odis Kendrick. Survivors include his children Barney Kendrick, Jr. and his wife Karen of Jacksonville, FL, James E. Kendrick and his wife Therese of Inverness, FL, Franklin D. Kendrick of Tallahassee, FL, Shawn Culbertson and wife Janet of Sopchoppy, FL, and Leila E. Kendrick of Jacksonville; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, July 21, 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, with Pastor Mike Fonfara officiating. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. A Military Honor Guard Presentation will be conducted after the service by VFW. Post 7122, Floral City, FL.


Donald King

Donald J King, 85, Inverness, FL
Donald Joseph King, age 85, Inverness passed away August 15, 2018 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Don was born in Hollis, Long Island, NY on May 11, 1933 to the late Edward J. and Adalaide (Clark) King. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Inverness, the Crystal River Moose Lodge, Citrus County Republican Club, and Chapter 367 of Mended Hearts of Citrus County. He was formerly employed in the maintenance division for Citrus Co. Parks and Recreation and served our country in the U.S. Air Force. Left to cherish is memory is his wife of 55 years, Millie (Markovich) King; 2 children, Stephen King of So. Brunswick, NJ; Donna (Michael) Plichta of Monroe Township, NJ; 2 step children, John Lebed and Ronald Lebed, both of Stockton, CA; 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his brother and sister, William E. King and Anne Fehervari. There will be a Celebration of Life at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness on Monday, August 20, 2018 at 3:00 PM with Rev. Tom Beaverson officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Burial will be at a later date in Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Mended Hearts of Citrus County, c/o Marilyn Hancock, 6206 E. Tudor Street, Inverness, FL 34452


Arthur Lahman

Arthur E Lahman, 61, Inverness, FL
Arthur Emmett Lahman, 61, Inverness passed away suddenly Aug 8, 2018 at home. Art was born in Toledo OH on April 2, 1957 to Marvin and Bonnie (Ferguson) Lahman and came to Florida in 2007 from Maryland. He worked as a Supervisor in building maintenance. He is survived by 3 children, twin sons, Benjamin and Christopher Lahman. Ben lives with his wife, Sara in North Carolina and Chris lives in Ohio. He has another son, Michael Lahman; His mother, Bonnie Lahman of Inverness; 1 brother, Clifford Lahman of Vero Beach, FL and sisters, Debbie Boggs of Weeki Wachee, FL and Joy Lahman of Inverness, FL; 1 grandson. His Father, Melvin Lahman passed away Nov 1, 1996. Private cremation care under the direction of Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Francis Lane

Francis W Lane, 75, Inverness, FL
Francis W. Lane, Jr. 75, of Inverness, FL passed away July 21, 2018 at his residence in Inverness. He was born in Becket, MA on September 28, 1942 to the late Francis W. and Helen (Harris) Lane, Sr. Francis was an industrial Maintenance Man, and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He arrived in this area in 1989, coming from Burnsville, NC and was Christian by faith. Francis enjoyed restoring old cars, NASCAR, and woodworking. He loved his salt water fish tank, was a fan of both the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays. He was preceded in death by one sister, Patty O’Brien. Francis is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Jill Lane of Inverness. He is also survived by his children, James Lane and his wife Karen, and Cindy Atkins, all of Marion, NC; brother Gary Lane and his wife Kay of Lee, MA; sister Wendy Wright and her husband David of Montgomery, MA; 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held for Francis on Friday, 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, with Pastor David Lucas of Inverness Church of God officiating. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to service.


Lindsey Thomas Lemus

Lindsey Thomas Lemus, 31, Bushnell, FL
Lindsey Thomas-Lemus, age 31, of Floral City, FL passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2018 while under the care Cornerstone Hospice. A lifelong Floridian, Lindsey was born on October 1, 1986 in Jacksonville, FL. She was the daughter of Wilbur and Debora (Warfuel) Thomas. She is also survived by 2 sons: Gabriel and Gavin Thomas, and sister, Ashley Thomas. Lindsey enjoyed going to the beach, making arts and crafts and was known to help others in need. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Jerry Mahn

Jerry L Mahn, 80, Hernando, Florida
Jerry L. Mahn, age 80, Hernando passed away June 27, 2018 in Ocala Regional Medical Center. Jerry was born in Mason City, Iowa on July 20, 1937 to the late Lyle and Zola Mahn and came to Citrus County in 1998 from Central Islip, LI, NY. He retired from the road construction business and was of the Protestant Faith. Left to cherish his memory are two children: William E. Mahn and Susan Sherman, both of Hernando, FL; sister, Marlene DeSantis, Melbourne, FL; 3 grandchildren: Amber Baker, Melanie Ramos, and Allison Legacki; 2 great grandchildren, Brooklyn Baker and Vicky Arroyo. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Mahn on Aug 13, 2017 and his sister, Clare Samson. Cremation care with Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Robert Mannella

Robert A Mannella, 88, Beverly Hills, FL
Robert A. “Bob” Mannella, 88, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away August 2, 2018 at his residence in Beverly Hills. He was born in Wilkensburg, PA on November 19, 1929 to the late Felix and Mildred (Donatelli) Mannella. Bob served our country honorably in the U.S. Marine Corp and Marine Corp Reserves being stationed at Marine Corp. Cherry Point Air Station N.C., and aboard the U.S. Aircraft carrier Palau VMF 122 Group 14 as a member of the Marine fighter group. He was Roman Catholic by faith, and a retired Pennsylvania registered Professional Engineer. Bob was President and CEO of Tower Corp., the oldest and largest Architechtural/Engineering Corp. in Western Pennsylvania, employed from 1949 until 1992. He served as Vice President of Western Pennsylvania Professional Engineering Society, and was a member of the American and International Illuminating Engineering Society. In 1986, he received the GUTH International Illuminating Engineering Society award for design of the Mine Safety Company Advanced Appliance Laboratory and Computer Center. He was voted Western Pennsylvania Engineer of the year by the Electric League of Pennsylvania in 1988, and conducted seminars to graduating engineers from the University of Pittsburgh in Professional Engineering ethics. Bob served as President of the Hampton Township Athletic Association and was the founder and president of the Beverly Hills Outback Nine Pin Bowling League. He arrived in this area in 1992, coming from Allison Park, PA, and in his free time enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, and playing cards. He was preceded in death by one son, Mark R. Mannella in 2016. Bob was the beloved husband of Rita Pachera Mannella, with which he shared 65 years of marriage. He was the loving father of David G. Mannella and his wife Ann of Slidell, LA, daughter-in-law Cynthia Mannella, and caring grandfather of Giovanni, Marissa, Lauren, and Christopher Mannella. Graveside services with military honors for Bob will be held at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL on Thursday, 11:00 A.M. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home no later than 10:00 A.M. for the procession to the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Bob’s memory to HPH Hospice, 2939 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy, Lecanto, FL. 34461, web address: chaptershealth.org.


Lawrence Marston, Sr.

Lawrence D Marston, Sr., 81, Hernando, FL
Lawrence Douglas Marston, Sr., age 81 of Hernando, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on Friday, August 3, 2018. Lawrence was born on September 19, 1936 in Brockton, MA to the late Edward A. and Vera (Kay) Marston. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force for 23 years and had attained the rank of Master Sergeant. On June 15, 1957 he married Nancy J. (Barron) with whom he shared 53 years of marriage until her passing on January 11, 2010. In 2001, Lawrence and Nancy made Citrus County, FL their home after relocating from Mansfield, MA. In his spare time, Lawrence enjoying spending time with family and friends and watching sports, especially the Miami Dolphins. He loved a good game of golf and spending time on the Withlacoochee State Trail. Lawrence also enjoyed reading and collecting books. Lawrence’s passing will be mourned by his children: Donna L. Coogan and her husband Bryan of Bethel, OH, Vickie L. Champagne and her husband Ronnie of Taunton, MA, Lawrence D. Marston, Jr. and his wife Judith of Mansfield, MA; brother, Bruce Marston of Hendersonville, TN; grandchildren: Melissa F. Konapacki, Stacy A. Ericson, Matthew L. Polvado, Jeffrey R. Polvado, Dylan N. Marston; great grandchildren: Daniel, Brayden, Abbey, Nicholas, Skyler, Bailey, Olivia and Emma. Lawrence is also survived by his loving companion of 8 years, Dot Corindia of Hernando, FL. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is scheduled for Friday, August 10, 2018 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Reverend Dr. Donald Pratt of the First United Methodist Church of Inverness officiating. Military honors will be rendered by Inverness VFW Post #4337 Honor Guard. Friends are invited to join Lawrence’s family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation, 12902 Magnolia Drive, MBC-FOUND, Tampa, FL 33612. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Terry May

Terry L May, 66, Floral City, FL
Terry Lee May, age 66, of Floral City, FL, passed away at his home on June 24, 2018. Terry was born in Kentucky on August 28, 1951. He made Floral City, FL his home in 2003 after relocating from Orlando, FL. Terry was a welder and had been employed by Access Control Technologies for over 10 years. A Baptist by faith, he attended worship services at the Floral City Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing, boating and hanging out with his friends in his spare time. He also liked watching television, especially wrestling and NCIS. A celebration of life memorial service will be held at Floral City Baptist Church at a later date. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Tina McClung

Tina A McClung, 57, Lake Panasoffkee, FL
Tina Annette McClung, age 57, of Lake Panasoffkee, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on September 8, 2018. Tina was born on February 9, 1961 in Orlando, FL to Ruby (Freeman) and the late Charles McClung. She was a homemaker throughout her lifetime and made Lake Panasoffkee her home 3 years ago after relocating from Webster, FL. Tina was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church in Orlando, FL where her parent’s had been founding members. She loved reading and spending time with her grandkids. Those left to mourn Tina’s passing are her daughters: Tabatha Barnhart of Hurricane, W.V., Rachel Murray of Lake Panasoffkee, FL, Amanda Murray of Orlando, FL; mother, Ruby McClung of Croom, FL; brothers: David, John, Terry and Timothy McClung; sister, Linda Sommers; and grandchildren: Baylee, Kylie, Gabrielle and Payton. Private cremation care is provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Arthur (Art) McKinney

Arthur (Art) E McKinney, 78, Inverness, FL
Arthur (Art) Eugene McKinney, age 78, of Inverness, FL (formally of Amherst, NH) passed from this earth at Citrus Memorial Hospital on July 17, 2018. Art was born on November 3, 1939 in Boston, MA to the late Daniel and Hester (Honeywell) McKinney. He was a member of the Massachusetts National Guard for 9 years. A Catholic by faith, he married the love of his life, Patricia (Pat) (Rollins) in 1962 and helped raise two children. He was employed for many years by Sanders Associates, a government systems contractor based in Nashua, NH. In 1987 Art and Pat moved to Citrus Hills, Florida and Art became the Circulation Director for the Citrus Chronicle for several years before his retirement. Art, during semi-retirement, went to work as a school bus driver for Citrus County Schools for several more years. Art was always very active in the communities in which he lived, having served for many years in the fire service, culminating as a Lieutenant for the Amherst, NH Fire Department where he also served as their fire prevention officer. During his service time in Amherst, NH, Art also arranged for annual trips for firefighters to Walt Disney World in Florida. In Florida Art was past President of the Citrus Sertoma Club, past Ambassador for the Crystal River Chamber of Commerce, former Secretary for the Windermere Home Owners Association, and also a Volunteer at Citrus Memorial Hospital for a number of years. Art, a heart patient survivor, was also a member of the Mended Hearts Club. In his spare time, Art enjoyed walking the Withlacoochee State Trail on a daily basis, playing with his family and friends at Disney World and exploring the world by land, sea, and air. In addition to his loving wife Patricia, Arthur is survived by his daughter, Laura Hannam and her husband Geoff of Leesburg, FL; His son, William McKinney and wife Pamela of Mont Vernon, NH; grandchildren: Jessica Kerouac, Jason Kerouac, Kyle Jackson; and great granddaughter, Ava Jackson. Art was preceded in death by his brother, Daniel McKinney, JR and his sister, Phyllis Garner. Cremation care is under direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Alec McMurray

Alec B McMurray, 17, Inverness, FL
Alec Bishop McMurray, age 17, Inverness passed away suddenly Aug. 12, 2018. Alec was born in Lake City, Florida on Oct. 25, 2000 and came to Inverness when he was 2 years old. He attended Inverness Primary, Inverness Middle and Citrus High Schools where he currently was in the senior class and scheduled to graduate with the Class of 2019. Alec’s love was for football and played on the varsity squad during his high school career. He would have been a starter on the offensive line this season. Alec was such a loving and responsible young man. Never meeting a stranger, he constantly was helping others and served as a role model for many of his contemporaries. Alec believed that everyone needed help, no matter how big or small, and he was the one to do the job. He loved life and the people in it. His smile was contagious, and if not, his expressions made you laugh. His best plan was to show people that everyone was good. To bring everyone together was his best attribute. He was a gentle giant that saved everyone and everything. His attitude was that he could do anything and everything, and he succeeded. He used his power for good, always. Left to mourn his loss and cherish his memory are his parents, Kelley and Anthony S. DeMaio, of Inverness; 2 brothers, Jacob and Aaron DeMaio and his sister, Taylor DeMaio, all of Inverness; Paternal Grandmother, Anne DeMaio of Floral City; Maternal Grandfather, Rick Bowen of Lake City, FL; 2 nieces and 1 nephew. He was preceded in death by his Paternal Grandfather, Anthony DeMaio and Maternal Grandmother, Margaret Bowen. There will be a Celebration of Life Service from the Cornerstone Baptist Church on Thursday, August 16th at 6:00 P.M. with Pastor Greg Kell officiating. To honor Alec’s memory, please consider donations to Citrus High School (earmarked for the football program) 600 W. Highland Ave., Inverness, Florida 34452. Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness


Gerard Middleton

Gerard M Middleton, 68, Beverly Hills, FL
Gerard M. Middleton, age 68, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL on July 30, 2018. Gerard was born on April 9, 1950 in Baltimore, MD to the late Conrad and Edna (Bewig) Middleton. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and went on to work as a Contractor in the Construction Industry. Gerard made Citrus County, FL his home 18 years ago after relocating from Rehoboth Beach, DE. He was a fan of the Baltimore Ravens and the Baltimore Orioles. After he relocated to Florida, he also became a fan of the Florida Gators. Gerard enjoyed playing sports for a number of years and had been a member of his high school track team. He was a proud graduate and alumni of Patterson High School in Baltimore, MD, class of 1968. He enjoyed spending time on the water, going to the beach and boating. He was once employed by a marina to captain and deliver boats to their new destinations all over the eastern seaboard. Gerard was a member of the VFW. Those left to mourn Gerard’s passing and cherish his memory are his sons: Justin Middleton of Dundalk, MD, Chris Middleton and his wife Joanna of Middle River, MD; sister, Patricia Kupfer of Rehoboth Beach, DE; brothers: Robert Middleton and his wife Judith of Bushnell, FL, Kevin Middleton and his wife Denise of Dundalk, MD, Brian Middleton and his wife Michele of Gulf Breeze, FL; grandchildren: Candace, Christian and Cody; and the mother of his children, LaDonna (Weaver) Middleton. Gerard’s family plan to hold a Memorial Service at a later date. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Barbara MIllner

Barbara J MIllner, 86, Inverness, FL
Barbara Joanne Millner, 86, of Inverness, FL passed away July 12, 2018 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. She was born in Quincy, MA on November 19, 1931 to the late Anthony and Margaret (Canevazzi) Bettini. Barbara was a switchboard operator at Milton Hospital in Milton, MA with 20 years of service. She arrived in this area in 1990, coming from Weymouth, MA. She was a Christian, and for 10 years, would not eat cake due to a promise she made with Jesus, if he would aide her in her health. Barbara enjoyed painting and decorating. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Millner, two sons, Gary and Kevin Millner, one brother, David Bettini, and one sister, June L. Garuti. Survivors include her children Rodney Millner of Inverness, Brian Millner of Hernando, FL, and Glen Millner of West Plaines, MO, and Lynette Millner of Inverness, FL; 5 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Donald Moran

Donald F Moran, 86, Beverly Hills, FL
Donald F. Moran, 86, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away July 16, 2018 at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center. He was born in the Bronx, NY on July 11, 1932 to the late Edward and Marie Moran. Donald was a salesman in the advertising industry, as well as a truck driver. He arrived in this area in 1995, coming from Maspeth, NY. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. and a Catholic by faith. Donald loved doing volunteer work. He volunteered with the Citrus County Sheriff’s Department, CARE, and Crime Stoppers. He was a member of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, and the Pine Ridge Owners Association. Donald enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, gardening, and spending time outdoors. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 54 years, Evelyn M. Moran in 2013, and 2 brothers, Edward and James Moran. Survivors include his children Darrin F. Moran and his wife Roseann of Sunnyside, NY, Brian Moran and his wife Karen of Garden City, NY, Dawn F. Moran of Maspeth, NY, Glenn Ascher and his wife Randy of Yorktown Heights, NY, and step-son Ronald Betowney of Claremont, NH; 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial for Donald will be celebrated on Saturday, August 4, 10:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills, FL. Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Margaret Mulligan

Margaret M Mulligan, 87, Crystal River, FL
Margaret Mary Mulligan (Peggy) 87, passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2018, at the Hospice House in Lecanto, Florida surrounded by her extended family. Peggy was born March 24, 1931 in the Bronx, NY to Florence (Frank) and Margaret Clarke McCarthy, both immigrants from Ireland. She grew up on Edison Ave. with her five brothers and sisters and attended Catholic Schools. Peg was married to Paul G. Mulligan (6-25-14) for 64 years and they raised seven children in East Northport, L.I., N.Y. Peggy was active in her church – St. Anthony’s of Padua – and volunteered in its outreach program. She was a Hospice volunteer for more than 20 years. Peg was proud of her Irish heritage and continued Cali dancing well into her 80s. She was known to belt out an Irish ballad or two with minimal encouragement. Her employment career included many years in the human resource department with Estee Lauder cosmetic company in NY. Peggy was predeceased by her parents, her husband Paul and two brothers, Frank and Edward. She is survived by her sisters; Dolores Hoynes of Hobe Sound, Fl. And Pat Fitzsimmons of Jupiter, FL., and her brother Donald McCarthy of California. She is survived by her seven children: Kevin and Connie of Crystal River; Gerry and Janet of Crystal River; Mary Pat of New York City; Brian of Austin, Texas; Terriann and Robert Giorgi of Midlothian, Va.; Jeannine Ortiz and her husband Dominic of Deer Park, NY; Daniel and Barbara of New Providence, N.J. Peggy is also survived by 15 grandchildren; Jessica, Erin, Jeremiah, Christopher, Jeff, Connor, Nicholas, Daniel, Melissa, Anthony, Devin, Kristen, Aylin, Kenan, Kylie. Her extended family included seventeen great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations to Outreach at St. Anthony’s would be appreciated. Services will be held on August 22 in New York. Burial will be at the Calverton National Cemetery on Long Island. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home assisted in Florida


William Naczi

William J Naczi, 78, Floral City, FL
William Joseph Naczi, Jr., 78, Floral City passed away at home on July 27, 2018. Bill was born in Huntington, Long Island, NY on December 6, 1939 to the late William and Margaret (Nicholson) Naczi , Sr and came to Florida in 1979 from Arkville, NY where owned and operated Bill’s Automotive Service. After moving to Citrus County, he drove a school bus for over 17 years. He was a member of the Floral City Church of Christ. Left to mourn his loss is his wife of 58 years, Alice (Hylander) Naczi; 1 son, Joseph Naczi of Chapin, SC; 2 brothers, Charles Naczi and wife Marie of Brooksville, FL and Michael J. Naczi of Wasilla, Alaska; 1 sister, Mary Ann Naczi of Floral City; 1 granddaughter, Sonia Williamson; 4 great grandchildren, Bailee, Mason, Julian, and Emma. He was preceded by his daughter, Patricia Sherwood who passed on Oct. 28, 2001 and his sister, Kathleen Naczi on Feb. 24, 2018. Private cremation arrangements with Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Grace Nersasian

Grace R Nersasian, 91, Inverness, FL
Grace Russell Nersasian, 91, of Inverness, FL went home to be with her Lord and Savior on September 12, 2018 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. She was born on September 21, 1926 to the late Benjamin Franklin and Elizabeth (Chute) Russell. Grace was a homemaker and attended Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church, and was also very active with Ft. Cooper State Park in Inverness, where she and her husband Arthur started a volunteer organization for the park. Before retiring to Florida, Grace was also a very active member with Faith Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, DE. She was a very generous person, and loved spending summers in New Hampshire, and enjoyed sewing, baking, playing cards and dominoes, reading, and spending time with her family and grandchildren. She was a gracious hostess for a bi-weekly Bible study in her home for many years. Grace was preceded in death by 5 siblings. She is survived by her loving husband of 71 years, Arthur Nersasian of Inverness. She is also survived by her children, Arthur R. Nersasian and his wife Debra of Wilmington, DE, Deborah N. Whitlock and her husband Keith of Hockessin, DE, and Richard N. Nersasian of Wilmington, DE; brother Richard Russell and sister Jean Hersey; 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Service for Grace is scheduled for Thursday, 11:00 A.M. at Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church in Lecanto, FL. Grace will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to either Ft. Cooper State Park, or Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church. Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Claire O'Connor

Claire L O'Connor, 94, Hernando, FL
Claire Lucille O’Connor, 94, Hernando, FL died at home Aug 14, 2018 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Mrs O’Connor was born in Malden, MA on March 21, 1924 to the late Alfred and May (Ferguson) Vanasse and came to Florida 2 years ago from Princeton, MA. She was of the Catholic Faith. Left to mourn her loss and cherish her memory are her children, Cynthia Hutchinson of Hernando, Fl and Dan O’Connor of Garland, NC; 1 brother, Alan Vanasse of Hampton, VA; 3 grandchildren, Todd, Jason, and Jeffrey; 3 great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Owen, and Sawyer. She was preceded death by her husband, Joseph O’Connor in 1982. Graveside services will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Princeton, MA. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory assisted the family


Melba Pape

Melba L Pape, 95, Inverness, FL
Melba Lee Pape, age 95, of Inverness, FL passed away at her residence on Sunday, July 29, 2018. Melba was born on September 17, 1922 in Kingsville, Ontario, Canada to the late Blake and Leda Mae (Stull) Harris. In 1953, she married Howard Pape, with whom she shared 57 years of marriage until his passing on March 1, 2010. Melba had been employed as a Branch Manager and Assistant Vice President for the Detroit Bank and Trust in Detroit, MI. She made Citrus County, FL her home in 1980. Melba is a former member of the Point O’ Woods Country Club where she enjoyed playing golf for a number of years. She also greatly enjoyed playing Bridge. Those left to mourn Melba’s passing include her son, William K. Johnson, Jr. of Inverness, FL; grandson, William Johnson of Beverly Hills, FL; and great grandchildren: Loki and Lilith Johnson. In addition to her husband Howard, she was preceded in death by her brother, Eaton Chambliss. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


John Pedrotty

John F Pedrotty, 91, Inverness, FL
John F Pedrotty was a man of many talents, interests as well as hats. John was called home at the age of 91 on July 2, 2018 at his home in Inverness, FL. He was born in Uhrichsville, OH on April 18, 1927 to the late John Leo and Hazel Randles (Hutson) Pedrotty. John was a Father, Husband, Grandfather and Friend. An adventurous spirit, he traveled the states and world. From fishing in Alaska to boating in the Caribbean and Eastern Coast to winning at the casinos. A world traveler, from Germany to Egypt and everywhere in between. John was a self-taught man learning discipline and devotion from as a Private First Class in the Army Air Corp during World War II. After performing his duty for God and country he found his passion in electronics and education. He learned the magic of electronic communication, starting from TV Teddy in their garage in Massillon, OH to owning and operating Miami Mobile Communications and Repeater Service of Miami for over 50 years. During this time, he taught multiple classes at Hialeah High for high school students. John was equally as successful in his personal adventures. John is survived by his life companion Lucretia “Krish” Flateau, his 3 loving children, Patricia Hartman, John Pedrotty and Gerald (Jerry) Pedrotty, all of Keystone Heights, FL and 7 grandchildren. In addition to his loving family, he has had a lifetime of friends that have loved him. A great storyteller and sense of humor he always had a quick wit at hand. A celebration of Life Funeral Services for John is scheduled for Monday, July 9, 2018 at 1:00pm at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness. The family will be receiving friends in visitation at the funeral home one hour prior to service.


Cecilia Phelps Kelty

Cecilia A Phelps Kelty, 67, Lake Panasoffkee, FL
Cecilia Ann Phelps-Kelty, 67, of Lake Panasoffkee, FL passed away August 7, 2018 at her residence. She was born in Deposit, NY on October14, 1950 to the late Raymond C. and Emma M. (Caskey) Phelps. Cecilia was a factory worker, and arrived in this area in 1988, coming from Hancock, NY. Cecilia enjoyed gardening, raising butterfly’s, and loved animals. She is survived by loving her daughter Kimberlee Phelps and her companion Nicholas J. Anderson of Lecanto, FL; and 3 grandchildren, Damon Phelps, Khirsta Anderson, and Nicholas L. Anderson. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Patricia Pomahac

Patricia A Pomahac, 83, Inverness, FL
Patricia A. (Fierst) Pomahac, of Inverness, FL died peacefully at her daughter’s home in Fort Myers, FL on Saturday, August 4th, 2018 surrounded by her family at the age of 83. She is the wife of Thomas J. Pomahac for 58 years; mother of Thomas (Carrie) Pomahac, Jr. and Geri (John) Cedarburg; grandmother of Heather (Ian) Stites, Jamie, Sarah, Joseph, Anna, Axel, Kenny and Matthew; great grandmother of Nora Ingram and Evie Lynn Stites; sister of Ted (Judy) Fierst. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Chris (Dave) Buzenius and her brother, Dan (Linda) Fierst. Pat was born in Chicago, IL to the late Frank and Ethel Mae (Stevens) Fierst on March 12, 1935. She and her husband Tom raised their family in Lombard, IL and retired to Inverness, FL in 1997. Pat was an artist in so many ways. She loved to paint, quilt, sew, and bake and had created many beautiful works of art. Pat square-danced for many years and loved the friends she made while doing something she loved. She was a Catholic by faith and a devoted member of St. Scholastica Catholic Church where she baked for church members and organizations whenever needed. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 11:00 AM from St. Scholastica Catholic Church with Father Jose Tejada, Celebrant. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial donations to Hope Hospice, Development Office, 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908 or Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Michael Posey

Michael L Posey, 55, Bushnell, FL
Michael Lance Posey, age 55, Bushnell, FL passed away suddenly at home on September 6, 2018. Michael was born in Lansing, MI on October 26, 1962 to Lewis F. and Denelda McGowan Posey and came to Florida with his parents in 1973. He assisted his father in many ways but primarily served as the manager of his office rental businesses. He attended the Citrus Missionary Baptist Church in Inverness. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Michael Lewis Posey, and Amber Lynn Posey, both of Inverness; his father, Lewis F. Posey, Hernando, FL; brother, Larry Dean Posey, St Petersburg; 3 step brothers: Michael, Steven, and David Rickly, all of Hernando; 2 grandchildren, Aubree and Ayden Borski and his former wife, Tammy Posey. He was preceded in death by his mother, Denelda Posey and his step mother, Leyla Posey. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Troy Sheppard of the Citrus Missionary Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends in visitation Monday from 10:00 AM until the time of service.


Michael Posey

Michael L Posey, 28, Inverness, FL
Michael Lewis Posey, age 28 of Inverness, FL passed away suddenly at home on Thursday, September 13, 2018. A native of Inverness, he was born August 9, 1990 to Tammy (Muller) Posey and the late Michael Lance Posey. He was employed in the maintenance business. Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Tammy Posey of Inverness; 1 sister, Amber Lynn Posey of Inverness; a step sister, Jodi Alexander; a step brother, Dakota Posey; grandfather, Lewis Posey of Hernando; 4 uncles, Larry Dean Posey, St. Petersburg; Michael, Steven and David Rickly, all of Hernando, FL; his niece and nephew, Aubree Borski and Ayden Borski. He was preceded in death by his father, Michael Lance Posey on Sept 6, 2018. A private Life Celebration Service for Michael will be conducted on Monday September 17, 2018 at 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness with Pastor Troy Sheppard of the Citrus Missionary Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness.


Dorcas Privett

Dorcas M Privett, 88, Inverness, FL
Dorcas Marie Privett, 88, of Inverness, FL passed away July 2, 2018 at Highland Place in Inverness. She was born in Braggadocio, MO on November 11, 1929 to the late Jesssie W. and Mary (Wilburn) James. Marie was a homemaker and arrived in this area in 1983, coming from Bangor, MI. She attended the First United Methodist Church in Inverness, and enjoyed Bible Study, and participating in Church activities. She also enjoyed sewing, crafts, gardening, loved her 4 children, her grandchildren, as well as loved her dog “Baby Girl”. Marie was preceded in death by her loving husband of over 50 years, Harry Lloyd Privett in 2000, and one brother, Jessie James, Jr. She is survived by her children, Shirley Dilts and her husband Jackie of South Daytona, FL, Archie E. Privett and his wife Mary of South Haven, MI, Mary Petro and her husband Eric of Albion, MI, and Debbie Chandler and her husband Rich of Inverness; sister Mary Francis Viscuso of Pittsburg, CA; 10 grandchildren, Regina, Heather, Tonya, Stacie, Kara, Rob, Chad, Kathleen, Shannon, and Richard, Jr.; 22 great-grandchildren; and 2 great great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Marie’s Life is scheduled for Saturday, July 7, 10:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Marie’s memory to the Diabetes Foundation or the Alzheimer’s Foundation.


Frank Pullen

Frank L Pullen, 91, Inverness, FL
Frank Luther Pullen, age 91, of Inverness, FL passed away at his home on Monday, July 9, 2018. Frank was born on October 12, 1926 in Creamridge, N.J. to the late Norman and Emily (Hulse) Pullen. 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 became a Contractor in the Construction Industry. On October 3, 1948, he married Patricia Ann Pullen with whom he shared 69 years of loving marriage until her passing on November 4, 2017. Frank and Patricia made Citrus County, FL their home in 1981 after relocating from New Jersey. A Baptist by faith, he was a member of the First Baptist Church of Inverness where he enjoyed singing with the choir for a number of years. In his spare time, Frank enjoyed fishing, gardening and hunting. He had also enjoyed the many cruises he took with his wife Patricia in years past. Those left to mourn Frank’s passing are his sons: Mark Pullen of Inverness, FL; Brett Pullen and his wife Norma Jean of Inverness, FL; brothers: Ralph Pullen of New Jersey, Gene Pullen and his wife Pattie of Inverness, FL; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren; and special family members: Peggy Pullen, Robin Crocker (Goddaughter) and Robert C. Pullen, Jr.(Godson) along with several nieces, nephews and in-laws too numerous to mention them all by name; also Joanne Clark, caregiver. Frank was preceded in death by sons: Gary and Bryan Pullen; brothers: Norman and Robert Pullen; and sister, Jo Ellen Walter. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the First Baptist Church of Inverness with Pastor Byron Brown officiating. In lieu of flowers, Frank’s family requests that memorial donations be made in his memory to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Frances Putney

Frances M Putney, 74, Hernando, FL
Frances M. Putney, age 74, of Hernando, FL passed away at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center on Monday, July 9, 2018. Frances was born on June 11, 1944 in Perry N.Y. to the late Forrest and Ruth Billings. On June 18, 1994, she married Robert Putney with whom she shared 25 years of marriage. In her spare time, Frances enjoyed crocheting, knitting and listening to music. She also enjoyed spending time with her husband. In addition to her husband, Frances is survived by 2 sons, 1 daughter and 1 sister. She was preceded in death by her sister Mary. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Roland "Ron" Rautio

Roland "Ron" Rautio, 85, Hernando, FL
Roland “Ron” Rautio, age 85, of Hernando, FL passed away at his residence surrounded by his loving family on July 14, 2018. Ron was born on September 23, 1932 in Ishpeming, MI to the late Arney and Martha (Korvela) Rautio. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy and went on to work for the Ford Motor Company in the Parts and Inventory Control department. He made Citrus County, FL his home in 1989 after relocating from Michigan. After moving to Florida, Ron worked as a medical transcriber for over 20 years. On November 6, 2002 he married Helen (Thomas) with whom he shared over 15 years of marriage. Ron loved working in his yard and mowing the grass. He also enjoyed reading in his spare time. In addition to his loving wife Helen, those left to mourn Ron’s passing include son, Roger L. Rautio of South Carolina; stepdaughter, Renee Wachtel of Maryville, TN; brother, Allan E. Rautio of Michigan; sister, Rhea Hopkins of Minnesota; and 9 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, Milton Rautio in 1997. Private cremation care is under direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Angelina Reese

Angelina Reese, 81, Inverness, FL
Angelina Reese, 81, of Inverness, FL passed away June 28, 2018 at her home in Inverness, under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. She was born in Brooklyn, NY on December 25, 1936 to the late Anthony and Frances (Mazzanuto) Costellano. She arrived in this area in 1972, coming from Islip Long Island, NY. Angelina was a sales associate for Goodwill Industries, Catholic by faith, and loved dancing, and spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoyed fishing and crabbing. Left to mourn her loss are: her children Anthony Santangelo and his wife Hannah, Michael Santangelo, Jean Markus, Francine Bremer, all of Inverness; 9 grandchildren: Dusty (Sarah) Bremer, Rusty Bremer, Chase Santangelo, Mike Santangelo, III, Melanie (Carl) Loveridge, Angie Markus, Robert (Alyssa) Markus, Devin Sadler and Derrick Sadler, 7 great-grandchildren, her cousin Mike (Lucille) Venezia, one niece and one nephew, and many great nieces and nephews. Angelina was preceded in death by her sister Sarah Hunt and her brother Sonny Castellano. Cremation with care is under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Vicki Richard

Vicki L Richard, 61, Homosassa, FL
Vicki Lynn Richard, age 61, of Homosassa, FL passed away on August 15, 2018 surrounded by her loving family and while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Vicki was born on November 21, 1956 in Clinton, IN to the late Alonzo and Barbara L. (Robards) Trombly. On January 8, 1978 she married Donald Eugene Richard with whom she shared 28 years of loving marriage until his passing on December 15, 2006. Vicki and Donald made Citrus County, FL their home in 1985 after relocating from Meriden, CT. Together they owned and operated Richard Electronics in Homosassa, FL for several years. In her spare time, Vicki enjoyed playing bingo, going to the beach and hanging out by the pool and having cocktails with friends. She was a great cook that loved making meals for family and friends. Vicki was an animal lover and adored her Shih-Tzu dog, Kuuipo. She was a longtime member of the Beverly Hills American Legion, Post 237. Vicki’s passing will be mourned by her daughters: Kathleen Richard of Riverview, FL, Stephanie Webb and her husband James of Merritt Island, FL; sister, Teresa Moody and her husband Dennis of Homosassa, FL; brothers: Lonnie Trombly of Inverness, FL, Russell Trombly of Middletown, CT, Robert Tessier of Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren, Michael and Bradley Ciccone; and great granddaughter, Aleigha Ciccone. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is scheduled for Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Dr. Paul Hall, Hospice Chaplain, conducting the service. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Following cremation, Vicki’s urn will be laid to rest alongside her husband at Fountains Memorial Park, Homosassa, FL. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


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 Braden. A Memorial Mass for Loretta will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness at a later date. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Daniel Santero

Daniel Santero, 79, Inverness, FL
Daniel Santero, 79, of Inverness, FL passed away September 12, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born in Staten Island, NY on January 20, 1939 to the late Dante and Anna (Murphy) Santero. Daniel worked for the New York City Government, and arrived in this area in 1989, coming from Staten Island. He was a Catholic by faith and attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. Daniel enjoyed watching football on the TV, bowling, and taking his grandchildren and great-grandchildren to the beach. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 57 years, Rosemarie Santero in 2017. Daniel is survived by his children Daniel Santero, Jr. of Inverness, and Susan Pepe and her husband Louis of Floral City, FL; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Friday, September 21, 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. The family will be receiving friends in visitation at the funeral home one hour prior to service.


Keith Sauer

Keith E Sauer, 84, Inverness, FL
Keith Eugene Sauer, age 84, Inverness, FL passed away August 6, 2018 in Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Mr. Sauer was born in Independence, Iowa on April 9, 1934 to the late Olvin and Dorothy (Geiser) Sauer. He was a former resident of Troy Mills, Iowa. He was a retired truck driver and served our country in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Redemption Christian Church of Inverness. Left to mourn his loss are his children, Michael (Hui Cha) Sauer, Russell (Donna) Sauer, Connie Chartier, Susan Sauer, Sandra (Marty) Turner, and Jerald Sauer. 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 4 brothers and 2 sisters as well as his wife, Elizabeth Ann Sauer on Oct 21, 2014. A Celebration of Life Service was conducted on Friday, August 10th at 5:00 PM from the East Cove Community Center with Pastor Todd Langdon officiating. Interment will follow at a later date in Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Gaston Smith

Gaston G Smith, 82, Hernando, FL
Gaston G. Smith, age 82, of Hernando, FL passed away at his residence in the early morning hours of June 27, 2018. He was being cared for at home by his family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Gaston was born on August 18, 1935 in Clay, W.V. to the late William French Smith and Gustavia Deems. He was married to his wife Lois (Hays) for 53 years and had worked in the Mining and Lumber Industries throughout his lifetime. Gaston and Lois made Citrus County their home 41 years ago after relocating from West Virginia and attended worship services at the Church of Christ in Lecanto. He greatly enjoyed collecting all types of clocks. Gaston also loved walking the trails and taking nature walks with his grandchildren. In addition to his loving wife Lois, those left to mourn Gaston’s passing include his daughter, Carolyn Reyes and her husband Alex of Inverness, FL; sons: Jimmy Gail Smith of Hernando, FL, David Michael Smith and his wife Lisa of Hernando, FL; brother, Nelson Ray Smith of Atlanta, GA; sister, Mary Jane Runnion of Maysal, W.V.; 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Gaston was preceded in death by one brother, French Smith, Jr. A celebration of Gaston’s life is currently being planned by his family for a later date and will take place at the Church of Christ, Lecanto, FL. Cremation care is provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Janice Smith

Janice K Smith, 71, Hernando, FL
Janice Kay Smith, 71, of Hernando, FL passed away June 26, 2018 at Citrus Health & Rehab in Inverness, FL. She was born in Port Huron, MI on October 3, 1946 to the late Jack and Virginia (Sawdon) Thompson. Janice was an Executive Housekeeper for Anheuser-Busch, and served time in the Merchant Marines. She was Protestant by faith, and loved playing BINGO! and going to casino’s with her best buddy Dawn Weymouth. She enjoyed cooking, fishing, boating, playing cards, and spending time with her family and friends. Janice was preceded in death by her loving husband of 49 years, Richard C. Smith in 2013, and one son, Ronald J. Smith in 2011. She is survived by her children, Richard John Smith of Hernando, FL, Angela Loggins of Hernando, FL, and Andrea Richter of Inverness, FL; 1 brother John W. Thompson and his wife Sandra of Zephyrhills, FL; one sister, Nancy Howe and her husband James of Cape Canaveral, FL; 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Theodore Smith

Theodore F Smith, 66, Inverness, FL
Theodore F. Smith, Jr., age 66, of Inverness, passed away July 4, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. He was born on October 14, 1951 in Kittanning, PA, to the late Theodore F. and Dorothy Smith. Theodore came here 9 years ago from St. Petersburg, FL and was a carpenter by trade. Theodore enjoyed riding his scooter and socializing with his friends and especially his best friend and next door neighbor, Suzanne Craddock. He also spent many hours building things. Left to cherish his memory are his sisters: Sandra Beer, Kathy Panek, Barbara O’Brien, Debra Northrop, Carol Wyant and Lori Leskanic; brother, Bill Wyant; son and 2 daughters; many nieces and nephews and his dear friend Suzanne Craddock. In addition to his parents, Theodore was preceded in death by his brother Ashley Wyant III. Cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


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.


Anthony Stabler

Anthony L Stabler, 59, Floral City, FL
Anthony Lamar Stabler, 59, of Floral City passed away at home on September 7, 2018 under the care of his family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. He was born in Fulton County, Atlanta, GA on May 2, 1959 to Mack and Betty (Moyes) Stabler and came to Floral City over 30 years ago from there. He worked in the construction industry for many years. His favorite activities were fishing and hunting. Left to cherish his memory are his two children, Judith and Felicia Stabler, both of Floral City; his wife, Cheryl (Owens) Stabler, Floral City; his mother, Betty Moyes Stabler, 2 brothers and 1 sister, David and Mike Stabler and Deborah Padgett, all of Geogia; 3 grandchildren, Esme MacNeill, Charlie MacNeill, and Deontae Bennett. He was preceded in death by his father. There will be no services. Private cremation care provided by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL


Walter Strache, Jr.

Walter E Strache, Jr., 82, Inverness, FL
Walter Edward Strache, Jr., age 82, of Inverness, FL passed away at his residence while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast on June 28, 2018. Walter was born on January 26, 1936 in Chicago, IL to the late Elizabeth (Weidlich) and Walter Edward Strache, Sr. He was married to his wife Delores (Psenicka) for 63 years and was Lutheran by faith. Walter was Plant Manager for Crouse-Hinds until his retirement in 1998. He and Delores made Inverness, FL their home in 1999 after relocating from Baldwinsville, N.Y. Walter was a member and past Exalted Ruler of the Inverness Elks Lodge #2522 from 2004 to 2005. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He also enjoyed traveling with his wife. In addition to his loving wife, those left to mourn Walter’s passing include his children: Walter “Duke” Strache and his wife Karen, Lee Strache and her husband Mark Windhausen, all of Baldwinsville, N.Y.; brother, Edmund; sisters: Sharon and Frances; and grandchildren: Ceara and Skyler Windhausen. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Marguerite Sullivan

Marguerite M Sullivan, 82, Lecanto, FL
Marguerite (Mim) Sullivan, 82, Lecanto, FL passed away July 26, 2018 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Mrs. Sullivan was born in Waltham, MA on June 30, 1936 to the late Augustus and Marguerite (Aucoin) Hanlon and came to Florida in 1992 from Londonderry, NH. She was a retired Registered Nurse, having graduated from St. Elizabeth School of Nursing in Boston and was employed as a Industrial Nurse for the Digital Corporation with over 20 years of service. Mim was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills where she also served as Parish Nurse and a Eucharistic Minister and active in The Legion of Mary. She also was a member of the Citrus Garden Club, Retired Nurses Association of Florida, and Republican Women’s Club. Left to cherish her memory are her three children, Bonnie LaPilla and her husband Jeffrey, Brooksville, FL; Dennis Sullivan, Manchester, NH; Mary Sullivan, Lecanto, FL; 4 brothers, Richard Hanlon, Hudson, MA; James Hanlon, Mapleton, GA: Michael Hanlon, Waltham, MA; and Terrence Hanlon, Hudson, MA; 2 sisters, Jeannine Davis and Mary Louise Hanlon, both of Beverly Hills, FL; 6 grandchildren: Caila Norton, Alexis Catania, Erica Catania, Thomas Sullivan, Allison Sullivan, and Lauren Sullivan; 2 great grandchildren, Evelyn Obstfeld and Avery Norton; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband John J. Sullivan on Nov. 8, 2015. They were married 56 years. Also preceded by 3 brothers, Paul, Maurice, and John. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 11:00 AM from Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church with Fr. Cesar Petilla, celebrant. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2:00 – 4:00 PM and from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Alzheimer’s Association.


Delma Swihart

Delma J Swihart, 87, Homosassa, FL
Delma Jean Swihart, 87 of Homosassa, passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2018, under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Delma was born in Waverly, Tennessee to the late Oliver Ross and Betty (Sinks) Perry. She married Sherman Swihart, Jr. on June 26, 1948 and had recently celebrated 70 years of loving marriage. Delma was a school bus driver in Hamilton, OH for 20 years. After retirement, she and her husband Sherman made the move to Florida to enjoy everything the Sunshine State had to offer. A loving Christian woman that was dedicated to her faith and her family, she had been an active member of the Church of the Nazarene for most of her life. Delma had a wonderful talent and eye for home decorating and design. She also had a knack for refurbishing old furniture and turning “trash into treasures”. Later in life she discovered her talent as an artist and created many beautiful paintings over the years. Delma will be remembered as a warm, friendly and hospitable woman that never met a stranger and always made those around her feel comfortable and welcome. In addition to her loving husband of 70 years, Sherman Swihart, Jr., those left to cherish Delma’s precious memory are sons: Michael Edward Swihart (Linda) of Hartsville, WY, Mark Steven Swihart (Carla) of Ft. Collins, CO; daughters: Melinda Denise Roberts of Middletown, OH, Melissa Elaine Wilson (Wade) of Tampa, FL, Maria Irma Swihart of Nashville, TN; 10 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Delma was preceded in death by 7 siblings. Funeral services for Delma will be conducted on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Hernando Church of the Nazarene, with Dr. Larry Dennis, District Superintendent of the North Florida Church of the Nazarene officiating. Friends may join Delma’s family in visitation beginning at 12:00 PM until the hour of service. Inurnment will be at a later date at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Anne Tang

Anne G Tang, 87, Inverness, FL
Anne Gloria Tang, age 87, of Inverness, FL passed away at her home on August 26, 2018. Anne was born on August 25, 1931 in Rockville Centre, N.Y. to the late Joseph and Constance (D’Agnes) Libasci. She was married to Roger Clifford Tang until his passing on July 8, 1997. Anne and Roger made Citrus County, FL their home in 1990 after relocating from Oceanside, N.Y. A Catholic by faith, she was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness, FL. Anne was an avid reader and also enjoyed traveling and playing golf. Those left to mourn Anne’s passing include her son, Roger Tang, Jr. and his wife Annette of Findley Lake, N.Y.; brother, Alphonse Libasci of York, PA; sister, Eleanor Royere of Oceanside, N.Y.; grandchildren: Rachel and Andrew Tang and wife, Emily. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, August 31, 2018 at 9:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Father Tim Cummings, Celebrant. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Friends are invited to join Anne’s family in visitation at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home on Thursday, August 30, 2018 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. where prayer services will be offered at 4:30 PM. Following graveside services, all are invited back to the Royal Oaks Clubhouse for fellowship and refreshments..


Myrtle Thomas

Myrtle A Thomas, 89, Floral City, FL
Myrtle Aldene Thomas, age 89, of Floral City, FL passed away Sunday, September 16, 2018 while surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Sturgill Hospice House in Brooksville, FL. Myrtle was born in a one room log cabin in Georgia on February 2, 1929. She was the daughter of John W. and Cloye (Jefferson) McPhatter. Myrtle married George B. Thomas on August 21, 1982. She and George made Floral City their home in 1992 after relocating from St. Petersburg, FL. She was a Baptist by faith and enjoyed reading in her spare time. In addition to her loving husband George, those left to mourn Myrtle’s passing include her sons: Michael Adams and his wife Elizabeth of Pinellas Park, FL, Timothy Adams of Holcombe, WI; daughter, Linda Hazellief of Okeechobee, FL; 10 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Myrtle was preceded in death by her brother, Daniel McPhatter and her sister, Doris Godwin. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Audrey "Jane" Thompson

Audrey "Jane" Thompson, 92, Inverness, FL
Audrey “Jane” Thompson, age 92, of Inverness, FL passed away at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL on September 16, 2018. Jane was born on August 14, 1926 in Mingo Junction, OH to the late Lloyd A. and Margaret (Murray) Bartram. She was married to William Thompson for 46 years until his passing in November of 1993. Jane had been employed as an employment manager for a telephone company. She was an Ohio “Snowbird” for a number of years but finally made Citrus County, FL her permanent residence in 2002. In her spare time she enjoyed playing golf and bridge. Those left to mourn Jane’s passing include her sons: Peter J. Thompson of Leetonia, OH, Marc J. Thompson of Ottawa Hills, OH; and grandchildren: Tyler, Tess and Sophie Thompson. In addition to her husband William, Jane was preceded in death by her sister, Evelyn Colbert. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Frederick Tripp

Frederick M Tripp, 67, Inverness, FL
Frederick Michael Tripp, 67, of Inverness, FL passed away July 1, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born in Chicago, IL on August 30, 1950 to the late Frederick Roger and Mary Chloe (Christian) Tripp. Mike was a Field Technician for the pest control industry, and arrived in this area in 2008, coming from Ocala, FL. He was a Baptist by faith, and enjoyed fishing, camping, and four wheeling. He is survived by his loving wife and companion of 35 years, Sunday Tripp. Other survivors include his children Michael S. Tripp of Tampa, FL, Kyle D. Tripp of Birmingham, AL, Joshua T. Tripp of TN, Paula Linhardt of Rockford, IL, Mandy Osborne of Tampa, April Tipton of Inverness, and Nicole Chole of Ocala, FL; 1 brother Patrick D. Tripp; and 16 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Patricia Vallee

Patricia L Vallee, 70, Inverness, FL
Patricia Lynn Vallee, age 70, of Inverness, FL passed away July 3, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Patricia was born in Puerto Rico on November 3, 1947 to the late Joseph E. and Laura Will (Edwards) Scoggins. She became a resident of Citrus County, FL over thirty years ago after relocating from North Miami, FL. A Catholic by faith, Patricia eventually became a teacher and taught in Catholic Schools throughout her professional career. She was married to the love of her life, Robert Vallee for over 20 years until his passing on April 22, 2007. In her spare time, Patricia enjoyed playing the piano, making arts and crafts and watching movies. Those left to mourn Patricia’s passing include her sister, Laura Jones of Inverness, FL and brother, Joseph E. Scoggins and his wife Bonnie Jean of Lehigh Acres, FL. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Richard E Viale, 53, Floral City, FL
Richard E. Viale, age 53, of Floral City, FL, passed away June 26, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, FL. Richard was born on August 9, 1964 in Lake Carmel, N.Y. to the late Richard Walter and Ninfa Jean (Zito) Viale. He is survived by his loving sister, Connie Burdett of Home, N.Y. and his niece, Christina Burdett of Inverness, FL. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Robert Wadsworth

Robert W Wadsworth, 49, Bushnell, FL
Robert Wallace Wadsworth, age 49, of Bushnell, FL passed away on July 9, 2018 at Leesburg Regional Medical Center, Leesburg, FL. Robert was born on March 11, 1969 in Plainville, CT to Patricia (Hourigan) and the late James Wadsworth. He was employed as a Corrections Officer for Sumter Correctional Institution and would have attained 25 years of service in January of 2018. One of his favorite activities was traveling with friends and family to their cabin in Burnsville, Yancey County, North Carolina. Robert was an excellent handyman and craftsman and enjoyed remodeling and refurbishing homes. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing. Robert will be remembered as a happy and kind man that always had a smile on his face and always went out of his way to make others happy. Those left to mourn Robert’s passing include his mother, Patricia Wadsworth of Hernando, FL; sisters: Bonnie Culotta and her husband George of Bedford, N.H., Ellen Gipson and her husband Ronnie of Crystal River, FL; brother, Michael Wadsworth of Citrus Hills, FL; nieces: Kera Grant and Kaylenn Bevington; great nieces and nephews: Kaleb, Thomas, Haleigh, Bradley and Brooke; and special friend and “sister”, Denise Oudshoff, her husband John Oudshoff, Jr. and children John, Danielle and Jake Oudshoff. Robert was preceded in death by his father, James Wadsworth on October 7, 2012. A celebration of Robert’s life is scheduled for Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Jermaine Gordon of Saint James Missionary Baptist Church, Bushnell, FL officiating. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at www. donate.lls.org/lls/donate. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Evelyn  Wagner

Evelyn E Wagner, 82, Inverness, FL
Evelyn Faye Wagner, 82, of Inverness, FL passed away June 29, 2018 at Shands UF Hospital in Gainesville, FL. She was born in Philadelphia, PA on December 11, 1935 to the late George and Mary Helen (Fay) Percival. Evelyn was a hotel night clerk, and arrived in this area in 1986, coming from New Jersey. She attended the First Baptist Church in Inverness and loved singing in the church choir. Evelyn enjoyed crocheting, shopping, and spending time with her family and friends. She was preceded in death by 2 sons, James and Bobby Stewart. Survivors include her children, Bill and Roger Stewart of Hernando, FL, Linda Kuhns of Floral City, FL, Barbara Sharp of Winona, NJ, and Bonnie Stewart of Hernando; brother George Percival; sisters Phyllis Glaze and Joanna Klimczak; and 7 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Elinor Joyce Walker

Elinor Joyce Walker, 88, Inverness, FL
Elinor P. “Joyce” Walker, 88, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at home under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Born in Fairfield, AL on January 18, 1930, to the late James Clarice and Lilla Mae (Stephens) Piper, she came here 18 years ago from Lake Wales, FL. Joyce was a secretary at the University of South Florida for over 10 years. A member of the First Baptist Church of Inverness, she spent over 40 years teaching 4 & 5 year olds Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. Joyce was an avid quilter and liked crocheting. She enjoyed researching her family’s background, reading, puzzles and spending time with her grandchildren. Left to cherish her memory and mourn her loss are her husband of almost 68 years, Robert E. Walker; her children: Robert E. Walker, Jr., and his wife Nanette, of Riverview, FL and Sherry Lynn Frink and her husband Gerald, of Tampa, FL; her sisters: Margaret Jean Fulton of Enterprise, AL and Jacquelyn Ann Shelton of Savannah, GA; 4 grandchildren: Monica Fenimore, Erin Lysse, Robert Walker, III and Jonathan Walker; and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services for Joyce will be conducted on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church of Inverness, with Rev. Byron Brown, officiating. Friends may call at Church on Wednesday from 10:00 AM until the time of service. Burial will take place at 1:00 PM at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.


Donald Weaver

Donald E Weaver, 54, Inverness, FL
Donald Edward Weaver, age 54, of Inverness, FL, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on June 30, 2018. Donald was born in Miami, FL on November 25, 1963 to the late Frank and Barbara (Guthrie) Weaver. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy. Most recently, Donald was employed by Duke Energy as a Plant Operator. He moved to Inverness, FL in 2009 after relocating from Alabama and met his fiancée Annie Lawless shortly after his relocation. In his spare time, Donald enjoyed riding his motorcycle, hanging out by the pool, operating his drone and playing with his R.C. tank. Most recently, he and Annie had enjoyed taking trips in their R.V. Donald loved all his family, children and step-children. He was also especially proud of his son in law and his service to the United States Navy. Donald will be remembered for his kindness, generosity and having a big heart. In addition to his fiancée Annie Lawless, those left to mourn Donald’s passing include his daughters: Nicole and Meagan Weaver of Oneonta, AL; stepdaughters: Ashley Fleming of Clearwater, FL, Briana Patrick and her husband Scott of St. Mary’s, GA, Hayley Fleming of Palm Harbor, FL; brothers: Bill Weaver and his wife Melanie of Talladega, AL, John Weaver of Miami, FL; and granddaughter, Elliott Anne Patrick. A celebration of Donald’s life is scheduled for Friday, July 6, 2018 at 7:30 PM with Pastor Kevin Ballard of Calvary Chapel, Inverness officiating. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home from 2:00 to 4:00 PM or from 6:00 PM until the hour of service. Following cremation, Donald’s urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery with full military honors at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Clifford West

Clifford West, 66, Floral City, FL
Walter Clifford West, 66, Floral City, FL passed away July 15, 2018 under the loving care of his wife and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Clifford was born in Lancaster, PA on November 23, 1951 to Wilford and Rubie Smith West and moved to Citrus County from Wawbeek, AL and Bratt, Florida.. He retired from the Ridgway Roof Truss Company in Gainesville, FL as a truss designer. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Inverness where he served as a Sunday School Teacher and on the Board of Deacons. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 38 years, Jean Skelton West; 2 children, Jeremy West and his wife Marnie, Rockford, IL; Juanita Sanders, Inverness; 2 brothers, Jeffrey West and his wife, Dee, Brooksville; Jay West and his wife, Cindy, Fairbanks, AK; 1 sister, Jeanie Love and her husband, David of Concord, NC; his parents, Wilford and Rubie West, both of Brooksville, FL; 6 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Pamela Vosburgh. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, July 18th at 12:00 Noon from the First Assembly of God Church of Inverness with Rev. Dairold Rushing officiating. Additional services will be conducted from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Atmore, AL. Burial will be in Bratt- Godwin Cemetery in Bratt, Florida. Friends may call at the First Assembly of God Church from 11:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by the family for final expenses.


Opal Whitehead

Opal M Whitehead, 82, Inverness, FL
Opal Mae Whitehead, age 82, of Inverness, passed away August 16, 2018 at her daughter’s home in Spring Hill, under the loving care of her family and HPH Hospice. Opal was born on July 26, 1936 in St. Petersburg, FL, to the late Golden Esten and Mildred (McKenna) Whitehead. Opal came back to Florida in 1962 after relocating from Savannah, GA. All her life, she was an extremely hard worker, always providing for her family. Opal worked various jobs over the years, including being a “car-hop” at Shoney’s drive-in, in Savannah. After she moved to Citrus County she worked at the Goodings Grocery store in Inverness and the Little General store in Beverly Hills. She loved spending time with her family and always put them first. Not only did she raise her own children, Opal also raised her 8 brothers and sisters and always lent a helping hand with her grandchildren. Left to cherish Opal’s memory are children: Daniel Arnold of Inverness and Debra Ell and her husband John, Jr of Spring Hill; brothers: Kenneth Whitehead of Jacksonville, NC and Fred Whitehead of Bushnell; her sister, Isabelle Whitehead of Homosassa; 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Opal was preceded in death by her husband, John West, in 2014; daughter Dorothea Malone in 2001; brothers: Fred and Frank Whitehead and sisters: Sarah Pfister and Mary Wesley. Opal had a great faith in her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Proverbs 31:27& 28: (Amplified Bible) “She looks well to how things go in her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed, her husband also, and he praises her.” A service to honor Opal will be held at Family First Assembly, 12435 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, Florida 34609, on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 3pm. Thank you to all who have prayed for us during this time. In lieu of flowers, in Opal's memory, we ask you to give to Jenesis Sierra, her grand daughter, to finish her mission's work in Africa. Opal always said, "flowers die", so we know she would love something that is lasting. Giving information: Https://impactafrica.z2systems.com/np/clients/impactafrica/campaign.jsp?campaign=13&fundraiser=3461#.WyoCU6tSEWQ.facebook Cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness.


Dorothy "Ellen" Williamson

Dorothy "Ellen" Williamson, 83, Lecanto, FL
Dorothy “Ellen” Williamson, age 83, of Lecanto, passed away September 11, 2018 while under the care of her loving family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Ellen was born in Georgia on April 18, 1935 to the late Roy and Irma (Burford) Worsham. On July 1, 1955 she married Frank Williamson with whom she shared 63 years of marriage. Ellen and Frank made Lecanto their home 50 years ago after relocating from Odessa, FL. She was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed crocheting and reading. Ellen enjoyed shopping outings with her sister and loved spending time with her family. In addition to her loving husband Frank, those left to mourn Ellen’s passing include her son, Lamar Williamson of Inverness, FL; sisters: Judy Harmon and her husband Bill of Hernando, FL, Betty Cross of Tennessee; grandchildren: Heather, Kyle, Andy, Albert and 9 great grandchildren. A funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home. Friends are invited to join Ellen’s family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to: Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Walter Wilson

Walter F Wilson, 91, Inverness, FL
Walter F. Wilson, 91, of Inverness, FL passed away July 20, 2018 at Arbor Trail Rehab & Nursing in Inverness. He was born in Cleveland, OH on June 12, 1927, served in the Merchant Marines, and was a Gas Station Manager. Walter arrived in this area in the early 1970’s, coming from Ohio, and was Catholic by faith. He held memberships in the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge #2112, Lecanto, FL, Order of the Eagles, Aerie #8733, Inverness, and VFW Post # 7122, Floral City, FL. Walter enjoyed going on cruises, doing crosswords, and spending time with family. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alma “Jean” Wilson in 2009. Walter is survived by his children, Ronald and Donald Wilson, step-children Samuel Bass and his wife Sharon of Dunnellon, FL, Roy Bass and his wife Peggy of Floral City, FL, Bob Bass of New Mexico, Diane Skow and her husband Jay of Quincy, CA, and Sue Travis of Floral City, FL; brother Tom Wilson of Yardley, PA, and sister Mary Hall, of Cleveland, OH. He is survived by his many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Jason Skow and his wife Cindy and daughter Jaxsen of Yalaha, FL. Wendy Gates and her husband Nathaniel and their children Caleb, Titus, and Lauren of Austin, TX. Lisa Konupka and her husband Erik of Tunica MS, Katie Worley and her Husband Woodrow and their children Mason, Braden, Myles, Westen and Maverick of Inverness, FL, Andrew Moore and his wife Ashley and their daughter Baylie. Jamie Feherenbach and husband Todd along with their children Tyler, Ashten, and Madison. Jimbo St Clair and his son Jackson of Inverness, FL. Courtney Wienckowski her husband Corey and children Meredith, Emma ,and Henry of Oak Harbor , WA, Robert C. Bass 3rd and his son Nicholas of Tampa, FL. The Family will be holding a private Celebration of Life for Walter. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Cornelia Wimberly

Cornelia S Wimberly, 81, Hernando, Florida
Cornelia “Connie” Sonja Stratman Wimberly, 81, of Hernando, Florida, moved to heaven on July 5, 2018. She was born in Tampa, Florida, on January 18, 1937, to the late John and Elvira (Forsell) Stratman, grew up in Biscayne Park, FL and lived most of her adult life in Miramar and Pembroke Pines until she moved up to Hernando in 2012. She was joyfully married to the love of her life, Paul Evans Wimberly II, for 40 years until he moved to heaven on May 9, 1997. Connie found great joy in spending time with her family, and she loved Jesus with all her heart! It was her desire to be able to share the love she found in Jesus with everyone she could and many people were positively impacted by her grace and warm hospitality. She was an accomplished sewist, cook, and baker, being known for her famous “Yummy Bread”, and she enjoyed being outdoors camping or gardening or going on adventures with her family. Left to cherish her memory are her 4 daughters and their husbands whom she loved as her own: Connie Nye Frischholz, Central Florida; Pamela Gill and husband Joseph, Beverly Hills, FL; Barbara Brown and husband David, Hernando, FL; and Susan Downs and husband Kevin, Orlando, FL. As well as three brothers and their loving wives: John Emil Stratmann and wife Lucia, Panama CIty, Panama; Robert Emil Stratman and wife Vivian, Port Orange, FL; Carole Stratman, Hollywood, FL; and Paul Nicholas Stratman, St Louis Park, MN. Connie was blessed with 15 wonderful grandchildren, 24 adorable great-grandchildren, and 10 precious great-great-grandchildren whom she loved to see in pictures, watch as they played, and especially get snuggled and kissed whenever they visited. Connie always tried to write all her family as they grew each year on their birthdays until she was no longer able. She so longed for each one to know how greatly they were loved by her and our precious Savior, Jesus! Along with her beloved husband, Paul, she was predeceased by her older sister, Rosita Gesine “Cookie” Stratmann West, her precious brother John Albin Stratman, and her loving sons-in-law Roger Jordan Nye and Edward John Frischholz. There will be a Celebration of Life service on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at 2:00 PM at Charles E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, FL, with refreshments following at Calvary Chapel Inverness Fellowship Hall (next door). Friends are invited to visit with the family from 1:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for friends to plant a flowering bush in your own yard or hers to remember her love for you and our Savior Jesus as you see the yearly blooms.


Dorothea Wright

Dorothea A Wright, 61, Inverness, FL
Dorothea Ann Wright, 61, Inverness was called home on July 1, 2018. Dorothea was born in Jamaica Queens, NY on November 26, 1956 to the late Billy D. and Joyce (Shannon) Tomanetz and came to Florida in 1976 from there. She was an ordained minister with the New Church Without Walls as well as a homemaker. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her many grandchildren as well as her children. Left to cherish her memory are her husband,Sandrew ”Pastor Sonny” Wright; 8 children: Justin McMichael, Tamnika Hurley, Tiffany McCall, Le Andre Wright, Joyce McMichael, Renell McMichael, Sandrew Wright, II, and Anthony Wright; her brother, Thomas Dortch; 2 sisters, Sharon McCall and Billie-Jean Anderson; 13 grandchildren. Dorothea’s life will be celebrated on Saturday, July 7th at 7:00 PM at the New Church Without Walls with family members and friends officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 6:00 PM until the service begins. In lieu of flowers, monetary gifts given to her loving husband, Sandrew Wright will be appreciated.


Christos Xenophon

Christos Xenophon, 58, Inverness, FL
Christos Xenophon, 58, Inverness passed away suddenly August 27, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Chris was born in Queens, NY on December 25, 1959 to the late Nicos and Edna (McBride) Xenophontos and came to Inverness in 1980. He was a professional chef and finished his career as a General Manager of Cracker Barrel. Many will remember him working at the Town House Restaurant in Inverness with his family. He was particularly known for his desserts and pastry creations. Chris had a love for flying and held a private pilots license as well as being a volunteer fire fighter when first moving to Inverness. He had a passion for knowledge which showed through his hobbies such as building computers, airplanes, cars, and even utilizing 3-D printing to make fidget spinners for his grandchildren. He was a founding member of the Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church in Lecanto, FL. With all the interests throughout his life, family was always his greatest love and devotion. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 38 years, Lori Boyle Xenophon; 2 sons, Paul M. Xenophon of Gainesville, FL and Mark P. Xenophon and his wife Caroll of Tallahassee; 1 brother, Nicos Xenophontos, Jr; 6 sisters: Debra Helm, Rosemary Maisel and her husband, John; Georgette Klein and her husband, Bob; Laura Clark, Donna Xenophon, and Patricia Valez and her husband Raymond; 3 grandchildren: Leia, Lila, and Cohen. He was preceded in death by his father, Nicos on Oct 24, 2010, his mother, Edna on March 12, 1986, and his step-mother, Maria on November 6, 2017. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Saturday, Sept 1, 2018 at 2:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home.


John Zellner

John A Zellner, 86, Floral City, FL
John Andrew Zellner, 86, Floral City passed away August 1, 2018 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto. John was born November 4, 1931 in Floral City to the late Elisha Arnold and Annie Alice (Spivey) Zellner. John was a third generation native of Citrus County and graduated Citrus High School to become a fourth generation farmer on the Cove Bend Homestead until he retired from the Citrus and Cattle business and years of employment by The Ferris/Southern Citrus Corporation. He was also the owner and operator of Zellner Trucking and Zellner Land Clearing businesses. He owned and raced horses and was an old time gator poacher. John is survived by his wife of 38 years, Glenda Morris Patricia “Pat” Zellner; 2 sons, Joel A. Zellner and wife, Angie, of Ocala, FL, John A. Zellner, Jr., Bronson, FL; 2 daughters, Pamela O’Neill of Phoenix, AZ and Leslie Walling of Palm City, FL; 5 grandchildren, Evan, Jessica, Shelby, Jordan, and John; 2 great grandchildren, Kayne and Courtney and many nieces and nephews including Robin and Michael Allen. He was preceded in death by his brother Phil and his sisters, Marjorie Robinson, Annie Sullivan, and Melba Sweatt. John’s life will be remembered and celebrated Wednesday, August 8th at 11:00 AM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Greg Kell officiating. Interment will be private at a later date in Hills of Rest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested in John’s memory to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 or the Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 1939, New Port Richey, FL 34656-1939


Robert Zimmer

Robert W Zimmer, 55, Dunnellon, FL
Robert William Zimmer, age 55, of Dunnellon, Florida passed away at his home on Friday, August 24, 2018. Robert was born on April 26, 1963 in Detroit, Michigan to Nancy Jean (Bigelow) and the late Thomas Frederick Zimmer. He made Florida his home in 1988 after relocating from Bay City, Michigan. A Christian by faith, Robert earned a degree in theology from Calvary Christian Center and was an ordained minister for The New Church Without Walls, Hernando, Florida. Those left to mourn Robert’s passing and cherish his precious memory are his son, Kurtis Zimmer of Hernando, Florida; mother, Nancy Zimmer of Hernando, Florida; sisters: Carolyn Zimmer from North Carolina, Jean Neal (Tom) from Rhode Island and Linda Locascio (Joe) from Inverness, Florida as well as several nephews and nieces. Robert was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Frederick Zimmer in 2003. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 12:00 PM at the New Church Without Walls, Hernando, Florida. It will be conducted by Reverend Dr. Doug Alexander. Cremation care provided by the Charles E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness, Florida.


 

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