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Roger Adams

Roger D Adams, 75, Hernando, FL
Roger Dale Adams, 75, Hernando, FL passed away June 11, 2019 at the Vitas Hospice Facility in Lecanto, FL. Roger was born in Omar, WV on March 27, 1944 to the late Raymond and Edna (Messer) Adams and came to Citrus County in 2012 from Muncie, IN. He was honorably discharged from the US Army after serving his country in Vietnam, with a rank of E5. Roger retired in 1999 after 30 years with General Motors. Roger believed Jesus is the Son of God, that God is the All Mighty and when asked who he wanted to see when he got to heaven, he replied, “Jesus”. His favorite hymns were The Lord’s Prayer, In The Garden, Amazing Grace and Just As I Am. He enjoyed bowling, playing guitar, gardening, boxing, home building, refrigeration repair, and listening to wife sing at karaoke. Loving husband and father, with a heart of gold, who provided everything that was needed or wanted. He was someone we could bring our troubles to and he turned those troubles into joy. He was someone we could depend on and he made us feel safe. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Melody (Kennedy) Adams, Hernando, FL; sisters: Nan Simpson, Debbie Livingston (Tom), and Pam Hanlon (Jim); sons, Jeffrey (Andrea), Chandler (fiancée Masha); grandson, Ethan and several nieces and nephews that will cherish his memory. He was preceded in death by his brother, Charles Adams and sister, Donna Justice. Donations in Roger’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, www.stjude.org/donate. Following a private family service, cremation care was provided by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Richard Albrecht

Richard P Albrecht, 77, Inverness, FL
Richard Paul Albrecht, Sr., 77, of Inverness, FL passed away July 7, 2019 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born in Manhassett, NY on December 14, 1941 to the late Martin and Marion (Marcy) Albrecht. Richard was an automotive mechanic and arrived in this area in 1988, coming from Long Island, NY. He was a Catholic by faith, and enjoyed mechanic work and riding motorcycles. He also liked shooting pool, watching political news and playing golf. He also enjoyed listening to Do-Woop and Country Music. Richard was a body builder for many years, as well as a boxer. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Linda M. Albrecht. Other survivors include his son Richard Albrecht, Jr., brother Kelvin Albrecht; sisters Evelyn Christensen, and Dottie Clyde; loving niece Debra Albrecht; and 2 grandchildren. Private cremation under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Linda Armstrong

Linda D Armstrong, 73, Inverness, FL
Linda Diane Armstrong, age 73, of Inverness, FL passed away at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto on June 14, 2019 with her loving family by her side. Linda was born on December 27, 1945 in Berea, OH to the late Donald Dwight and Elrose Alverna (Speck) Armstrong. She made Florida her home in 1975 after moving from Ohio and relocated to Citrus County in 1980. Linda had a strong faith in God and dedicated her life to him in 1958. She worshiped locally at the Kingdom Hall in Homosassa, Fl and had the opportunity to travel to Berlin, Germany for the International Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses. A trip that was both inspirational and precious to her. She also had the opportunity to travel to Austria, and loved to take cruises with her family and friends. Linda’s faith was such a strong part of her life. It helped guide her and comfort her through good times and bad. Linda also had an immense love for her family and enjoyed spending time with them. She spent 3 years volunteering in the deaf and hard of hearing community, helping individuals and families learn the Bible in American Sign Language. In her spare time she liked working on crossword puzzles and reading. Linda was always trying to learn new things. Those left to mourn Linda’s passing include her daughters: Suzanne Bonilla of Inverness, FL, Lynell Cole and her husband Harvey of Alma, GA; stepsons: Daniel Finkel and his wife Audrey of Medina, OH, Clair Finkel of Cleveland, OH, Jeffrey Finkel and his wife Jeanne of Cypress, TX, Dale Finkel, Edwin Finkel and his wife Victoria, both of Brunswick, OH, Scott Finkel and his wife Christine of Cleveland, OH; brothers: James Armstrong and his wife Shannon of Georgetown, TX, Dennis Armstrong and his wife Beverly of Katy, TX; sister, Rosemary Doehring and her husband Raymond of Mentor, OH; grandchildren: Felicia, Hillary, Rebecca, Aaron; and great grandchild, Abigail. A Celebration of Linda’s life is scheduled for Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 3:00 PM at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1175 S Skyway Ave, Homosassa, FL 34448. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


James Ashman

James R Ashman, 79, Inverness, FL
REMEMBERING THE LIFE OF JAMES R ASHMAN It is with great sadness that on May 3, 2019 James Ray Ashman of Inverness Florida passed to the next life due to complications from surgery. He was survived by his wife Sandra J Copenhaver, a daughter Christine L Ashman of Mishawaka Indiana, and a son James H Ashman and his husband Jamey Espina of Savannah Georgia. Also surviving are three grandchildren Chelsea Hay of Albuquerque New Mexico, Whitney Hay of Mishawaka Indiana, and Patty Phillips of South Bend Indiana. In addition, two great grandchildren Daniel Phillips and Naomi Willis of Mishawaka Indiana. Also surviving a surrogate daughter Amanda Wroblewski Brandenburg of Trinity Florida and her family Marc, Sam, Sarah and Paige. Extended family in Florida include Diane and Brian Poole of Seminole Florida, their children Nathan (Alecia) and Shauna (Chris) and grandchildren Vanessa, Iain, Raina, Halena, and Tily. Extended family in Georgia includes Denise and Jim Suddes of Alpharetta Georgia, their children Patrick (Rachel) (Lawson),Sean (Sophia) and Molly. Extended family in Indiana includes many, many relatives from Sandy’s side with the family names of Kil and Rafinski. He was born in Chicago Illinois on August 21, 1939. His work took him to many different areas of the country. Finally he moved to Florida in 1985 and became director of purchasing in Pinellas County. After retiring he and Sandy moved from Tarpon Springs to Inverness Florida. He loved summers at their cabin in the Smoky Mountains in Clayton Georgia, and the warmth of sunny Florida winters. He loved his golden retriever Hank, they were best buddies. Mention has to be made of Harold the Siamese, Babe the Welshman Corgi, Abby the Bordernese, and Daniel the cockatiel. Among his many favorite places were Estero Island in Ft Myers Beach, Savannah, Edinburgh, Paris, Florence, and of all England. Jim was a generous man who never forgot a birthday or a holiday, especially when it came to children. He was an avid music lover, especially of the songs of Frank Sinatra. He enjoyed dancing, movies, travel, and Corvettes. He was known for the ability to carry on a conversation about anything. A dapper Irishman who loved Notre Dame football, White Sox baseball, and he was a big animal lover. He was a loving man, a prince of a man, and especially a gentleman. He has friends and family in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Georgia, Kansas, Arizona, and Florida. JV and Donna, Bob, John and Mary, Dee, Tony, and Sal, and Ed and rest of the gang. He spoke of one or the other of you almost every day. There will be many celebrations of Jim’s life in the coming months. He will be laid to rest at the Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City, Florida with only family present. Donations may be made in his honor to The Citrus County Animal Shelter.


Florence Asta

Florence B Asta, 91, Inverness, FL
Florence B. Asta, age 91, of Inverness, FL passed away at her home on Thursday, May 23, 2019. Florence was born to the late Pasquale and Caterina (Favaroso) Baio in Brooklyn, NY on June 26, 1927. She was married to Charles N. Asta for 59 years until his passing on December 30, 2006. Florence and Charles made Florida their home in 1989 after relocating from Middle Village, N.Y. She was a Christian by faith and attended worship services at Providence Baptist Church in Lecanto, FL. Florence was a talented seamstress and liked decorating her Florida home to create a beautiful environment for her friends and family. Those left to mourn Florence’s passing include her son, Ronald Asta and his wife Susan Brendle of Holtsville, NY; daughter, Valerie Arcese of Queens, NY; 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Florence was preceded in death by her son, Gary Asta on January 13, 2005; daughter, Roseanne Sakatis on December 20, 2000; and brothers: Vincent and John Baio. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is scheduled for Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Reverend Martin Hoffman of Providence Baptist Church officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Following the chapel service, Florence will be laid to rest with her husband at Florida National Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Joan Ballweg

Joan A Ballweg, 77, Inverness, FL
Joan A. Ballweg, age 77 of Inverness, passed away June 30, 2019 under the loving care of her family at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto. Born in Bronx, New York on June 29, 1942 to the late John and Elizabeth (Kearns) Fiore, Joan came to Citrus County 30 years ago from Long Island, NY. She was a retail sales clerk and Catholic by faith. Joan loved gardening, was an expert house cleaner, and a great homemaker. She was just the perfect wife and mother. Left to cherish her memory are her husband Robert, with whom she would have shared 56 years of marriage on July 6th; her children: Robert Ballweg and wife Angel of Inverness, Raymond Charles Ballweg and Peggy McNew of Tampa and Debra Ann Peters and her husband, Paul of Dickinson, TX; her sisters: Carmella Raguseo, Inverness, Patricia Damien, Casselberry, FL, Eileen Warren, Aransas Pass, TX; her grandchildren: Colin, Payton, Allen, Chase, Cassidy and Caliegh. She was preceded in death by her sister, Elizabeth Schnepf. A Celebration of Joan’s life is scheduled for Friday, July 5, 2019 at 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, and will be conducted by her son, Raymond Ballweg. Friends are invited to join Joan’s family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service.


Nita Bartley

Nita J Bartley, 67, Beverly Hills, FL
Nita J. Bartley, 67, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Lafayette, IN on May 11, 1952 to the late Lawrence Edward and Betty Ann (Lyman) Morrison. Nita was a bookkeeper for the sales and contracting industry, and has enjoyed being a Florida resident since 2003. Her greatest enjoyments were spending time with her family (especially her grandbabies) and friends. She enjoyed boating and watching her grandchildren playing sports. Nita loved listening to her loving companion of 23 years, Steve Taylor, sing karaoke to her. She was a proud member of the local VFW and American Legion, and she loved supporting American Veterans. Nita is survived by Steve Taylor, the love of her life; her daughter Stephanie Schmeling of Onalaska, WI; her son Brent Bartley and his wife Donna of Davenport, FL; sisters Judy Rubright of Buck Creek, IN and Joyce Salma of Camden, IN; grandchildren Sam, Hallie, Devyn, and Aidan and great grandchild Brantley. She was preceded in death by her brother Larry Morrison. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Judith Becker

Judith T Becker, 72, Inverness, FL
Judith T. Becker, who is affectionately called Judy/Mom/Nanny, passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL, at 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Judy was born to the late Gilbert C. and Anne (Coyle) Johnson on December 21, 1946 in New Haven, CT. She moved to FL in 1969, and called it home ever since. Judy made Citrus County, FL her home over 20 years ago, after relocating from Miami. The majority of her career was spent as a Surgical Technologist. Judy was an avid animal lover and immensely enjoyed being at the ocean or out in nature. To say she was the world’s biggest Elvis Presley fan is a huge understatement. Judy was a beautiful soul inside and out, and a pure joy to spend time with. To know her was to love her. Judy lived every moment of her 72 years of life in a vibrant and fiercely loving manner. Her exceptional strength, fortitude and resilience, paired with her incredibly nurturing nature deeply connected her heart to so many. Judy will be greatly missed in her role as the caring matriarch of her large and close-knit family. She will be fondly remembered as someone that truly loved unconditionally and with all of her heart. Those left to honor her legacy and celebrate Judy’s life include her beloved husband of 25 years, Ronald A. Becker; sons: Byron C. Carhart, Jr. of Jacksonville, FL, Robert E. Carhart of Coral Springs, FL, and Ty G. Carhart of Destin, FL; daughters: Sondra L. King of Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Lisa Leahy of Meriden, CT; sisters: Jacquelyn M. Johnson of Chico, CA, Jo A. Johnson of Bridgeport, CT, (and Judy was preceded in death by her sister Adrienne K. Rizzo). Judy is dearly loved by 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren, as well as many others. A celebration of Judy’s life will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019, in the vibrance of Fall, at Bradley Point in West Haven, CT, to honor her wishes. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ronnie Bonnett

Ronnie O Bonnett, 76, Floral City, FL
Ronnie O. Bonnett, 76, of Floral City, FL passed away May 5, 2019 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL. He was born in Aiken, SC on February 18, 1943 to the late David Thomas and Cleo (Curry) Bonnett. Ronnie was a wholesaler for the grocery industry, and served our country honorably in the U.S. Navy. He moved to this area 23 years ago, from Plant City, FL and was Baptist by faith. He loved spending time with his family, being on his pontoon boat and fishing. He was a “people person” and loved everyone he met. Ronnie is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Brenda Bonnett. He is also survived by his children, Karen Sisko of Floral City, FL, Kevin Bonnett and his wife Antoinette of Brooksville, FL, and Byron Bonnett and his wife Sandi of Floral City, FL; He has 7 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren; brothers Tommy (Ann) Bonnett, Robert (Cindy) Bonnett, and Bobby Gene Woodward and Sister in Law Peggy Woodward. Ronnie was preceded in death by his brothers, Ernest Woodward and John Bonnett and Sister in Law Linda Woodward. The family will receive friends starting at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday May 08, with a Celebration of Life Service for Ronnie stating at 3:00 P.M. at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Ronnie’s urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date.


Claire Boostrom

Claire J Boostrom, 86, Inverness, FL
Claire J. Boostrom, 86, of Inverness, FL passed away April 26, 2019. He was born in McVille, ND on June 27, 1932 to the late Arthur and Ida (Claussen) Boostrom. Claire served our country honorably in the U.S. Army, then moved to Clearwater, FL to work as a technician in rocket guidance for Honeywell, Corp. where he remained for 25 years. He moved to the Inverness area in 1987 and spent his time doing what he loved most, building projects and fixing just about anything for himself and anyone who needed him. He was cherished by his friends and neighbors for his perpetual cheerful smile, words of encouragement, kindness, compassion, and will be missed every day by all. Claire is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Brady and her husband Matt; brother Dennis Boostrom and his wife Rosemary; and sister Janice Louise Felton, and predeceased by his daughter, Debbie Boostrom. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Marianne Boyer

Marianne E Boyer, 87, Floral City, FL
Marianne Riehle Boyer, 87, Floral City, FL passed away June 9, 2019 at her residence under the care of Vitas Hospice and her family. Marianne was born in Olean, NY on September 12, 1931 to the late Lawrence and Julia (Crane) Riehle and came to Citrus County in 1993 from Plantation, Florida. She retired from the Prudential Life Insurance Company in Ft. Lauderdale, FL as an Office Manager with 36 years of service and was of the Catholic Faith. She was a loving and caring person to all of her family. Her favorite past times were shopping and collecting teddy bears. She collected hundreds of them over the years. Additionally, she enjoyed fishing, taking trips in the RV, and being a member of the “Red Hatters”, but among all of the above, shopping was her favorite as she looked for bargains anywhere and everywhere. Left to mourn her loss are her husband of 40 years, Richard “Dick” Boyer of Floral City; one brother, Lawrence Riehle and wife Shirley, Friendship, NY; 2 nephews: Michael (Brenda) Riehle and Steve (Jackie) Riehle; 3 nieces: Michele ( Mike) Bidwell; Sharon (Jerry) Glasspoole; and Tracey (John) Brinkmann. Also, many great nieces & nephews and her loving Yorkshire Terrier, “Teddi”. She was predeceased by her parents, a special aunt, Beatrice, and her uncle, Fred Mitchell. The Celebration of Life is scheduled for Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 1:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Fr. Claudius Mganga of Our Lady of Fatima officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Cape Canaveral National Cemetery.


Christopher Bresnahan

Christopher A Bresnahan, 47, Ocala, FL
Christopher Allen Bresnahan, age 47, of Ocala and formerly of Lecanto, FL passed away on July 8, 2019 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Chris was born on January 27, 1972 in Hollywood, FL to Patricia (Snow) Bresnahan and the late Paschal “Pat” Bresnahan. He moved to Lecanto, FL in 1973 when his family relocated from Miami, FL. He was a graduate of Lecanto High School and earned his degree in nursing from Rasmussen College in Ocala, FL. Chris worked as a Registered Nurse and was loved by his coworkers and patients. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, shopping, hockey, riding roller coasters and shoes! Those left to mourn Christopher’s passing include his loving partner of 16 years, Patrick Scalzo of Ocala, FL; mother, Patricia Bresnahan of Lecanto, FL; brother, Michael Bresnahan and his wife Kim of Lecanto, FL; and sister, Rebecca Bresnahan of Lecanto, FL. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family members out of state. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Christopher’s memory to the Humane Society of Marion County, 701 NW 14th Road, Ocala, FL 34475 or http://thehsmc.org/donate/ Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ursula Bryant

Ursula R Bryant, 78, Inverness, FL
Ursula R. Bryant, age 78, Inverness, Florida passed away May 13, 2019 at the Brookside Hospice House in Palm Harbor, Florida. Mrs Bryant was born in Breslau, Germany on September 11, 1940 to the late Erwin W. and Maria Theresia (Menzel) Nettusch. Ursula and her late husband moved to Florida in 2002 from Maine. She was employed for several years in the Personal Care Products Division for Procter & Gamble and also was a Tax Advisor for H & R Block Tax Service. Ursula enjoyed many outdoor activities with her late husband including hiking the Maine mountains, cross country skiing, kayaking, working in her flower gardens and bicycling with her family. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren. Ursula loved to listen to music and dance and was always up to doing anything with her family. Left to cherish her memory are 6 children: Andrea Schaper and husband Dale, Palm Harbor, FL; Marlene Meier and husband Po Y Ng, Brooksville, FL; Madelyn Meier-Copp and husband Ron, Cumberland, ME; Susanne Adams, Hernando, FL; Robert Meier and wife Nelvida, Port Charlotte, FL; Francis Meier and his partner, Mary Olivas, Bradenton, FL; 1 brother and sister, Wolfgang Voigt and Lydia Voelker, both of Germany; 2 grandchildren, Raeni and Kristy; many nieces and nephews, two step sons and their families. She was preceded by her late husband of 37 years, William S. Bryant on Dec. 15, 2017. There will be a Celebration of Life Service on Sunday, May 26, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Pastor Paul Giglio will begin a spiritual message at 2:15 PM. Interment will follow at a later date in Maine. Special thank you to all the nurses and doctors at the Hospice Center for their exceptional care and their warm hearts to Ursula and her family. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred and may be sent to: Suncoast Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, Florida 37760, with the notation of “in memory of Ursula Bryant” , or www.suncoasthospicefoundation.org\donations.


Gloria Buchanan

Gloria J Buchanan, 90, Hernando, FL
Gloria Jane Buchanan, age 90, passed away June 19, 2019 while under the care of HPH hospice at her residence in Hernando. Gloria was born to the late Howard Raymond and Gladys Theresa (Rollins) Blodgett on September 22, 1928 in Bethlehem, NH. She was married to her loving husband Murdock ‘Bucky’ Buchanan for 68 years until his passing on April 30, 2018. Gloria and Murdock made Florida their home 2 years ago after relocating from Gray, ME. In her spare time she enjoyed golf, reading, listening to hymns, and bingo. She was a wonderful homemaker and enjoyed cooking. Gloria loved dogs and horses, and enjoyed camping in New Hampshire as a young woman and traveling. She was a woman of deep faith, and her joy was her family and grandchildren and her life was centered on them. Her caring and loving nature extended beyond her family, as she truly enjoyed helping and caring for others. Those left to mourn Gloria’s passing include her son, Thomas Buchanan and his wife Pamela of The Villages, FL; daughters: Debra A. Hale and her husband Donald of W. Burke, VT, Bette J. Harmon and her husband Paul of Inverness, FL, Barbara J. Foster and her husband Phil of Gray, ME; brothers: John Blodgett and his wife Mary of W. Burke, VT, William Blodgett and his wife Marge of Littleton, NH; seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Gloria was preceded in death by three brothers, Raymond, Wayne and Robert Blodgett; and sister, Janice Drew. Gloria will be laid to rest with her husband Murdock at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at a later date. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


James Burns

James H Burns, 80, Inglis, FL
James H. Burns, age 80, of Ingliss, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on May 22, 2019. James was born in Pennsylvania to the late Henry and Ingrid Burns on June 7, 1938. He worked as an equipment operator in the construction industry throughout his life and made Inglis, FL his home 10 years ago after relocating from Idaho. In his spare time, James liked to fish, hunt and watch NASCAR. Those left to mourn James’ passing include his son, Douglas Burns and his wife Amanda of Inglis, FL; and grandchildren: Francesca, Tiffany, Sarah, Tyeler, Lilli and Lane. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Buddy Carver

Buddy Carver, 63, Hernando, FL
Willis Clarence “Buddy” Carver, Jr., 63 of Hernando, FL, passed away July 2, 2019 at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto. Buddy was born in Brooksville, FL on September 26, 1955 to the late Willis C. and Mildred L. (Kirkland) Carver. He came to Citrus County in 1996 from Naples, FL. Buddy worked as a cook in the restaurant business. Left to cherish his memory are his children: Samantha Bain of Savannah, TN; Steven Carver , Kristy Carver and Jonathan Carver and his wife, Heather, all of Naples, FL; 1 brother, Robert Carver of Hernando, FL; 3 sisters, Margaret English of Hernando, FL; Joyce Gail Brooks of Brooksville, FL, and Linda Simpson of Inverness, FL; 13 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Eloise Rouse in 2006. Private cremation care with Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Ruth Catucci

Ruth Catucci, 83, Inverness, FL
Ruth Catucci, age 83, of Inverness, FL passed away at The Grove Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hernando, FL with her loving daughters by her side. Ruth was born to the late Max and Nettie (Blitman) Himmelstein on August 16, 1935 in Bronx, NY. She made Citrus County, FL her home in 1972 after relocating from East Meadow, Long Island, NY. Ruth was married to Joseph Frank Catucci until his passing on June 24, 1986. Those left to mourn Ruth’s passing include her son, Carlo Catucci and his wife Connie; daughters: Carmela Bonura and her husband Michael, Rose Perry and her husband Jim; sisters: Sandra and Zelda; and several grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Ruth was preceded in death by her daughter, Theresa Rozmus. Ruth was laid to rest with her husband at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness during a private graveside ceremony. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Jack Cochran

Jack L Cochran, 71, Beverly Hills, FL
Jack L. Cochran, 71, Beverly Hills, FL passed away June 25, 2019 under the care of Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL. He was born in East Liverpool, OH on October 1, 1947 to the late Everett Roscoe and Sadie Irene (Dailey) Cochran. Jack was a heavy equipment operator in the construction industry, and a Christian by faith. He arrived in this area in 1983, coming from East Liverpool, and was a very talented steel guitar player who also enjoyed fishing. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Sandra Cochran. He is also survived by his sons Stephen and Tracy Cochran, both of Beverly Hills, and former daughter in law Shannon Redenbo of Floral City, FL; and 1 grandchild. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Therese Daigneault

Therese C Daigneault, 95, Lecanto, FL
Therese C. Daigneault, age 95, of Lecanto, FL passed away at Brentwood Health Care Center on May 26, 2019 with her daughters, Lorraine and Janet, and grandson, Stephen Rymszewicz, by her side. Therese was born to the late Amedee and Aurore (Masse) Hamel on January 23, 1924 in New Bedford, MA. She was a talented seamstress and worked in clothing manufacturing throughout her life. Therese was married to Alfred Daigneault for 59 years until his passing on June 13, 2005. She and Alfred made Citrus County their home in 2003 after relocating from New Bedford, MA. A Catholic by faith, she was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. In her spare time Therese loved to garden and tend to her roses. She also enjoyed playing cards and board games with her family. Therese was a great cook and had enjoyed making New Year’s Day meals for her entire family for a number of years. She will be remembered as a wonderful loving mother, grandmother and sister. Those left to mourn Therese’s passing include her daughters: Lorraine Rymszewicz of Floral City, FL, Janet Hodson and her husband Paul of New Bedford, MA; sister, Doris Hargraves of Wildwood, FL; grandchildren: Stephen, Paul II, Victoria; and great grandchildren: Colin, Derik, Megan, Robert. In addition to her husband Alfred, she was preceded in death by her son in law, Stephen Rymszewicz; brothers: Robert, Raymond, Rudolph; and sisters: Lillian, Alida, Claire, Irene, Noella. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, June 10, 2019 at 11:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness with Father Claudius Mganga, Celebrant. Following the mass, Therese will be laid to rest with her husband at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ted Davis

Ted A Davis, 66, Webster, FL
Ted Arthur Davis, age 66, passed away unexpectedly on June 26, 2019 and is now with his Lord and Savior. Ted was born in Brooksville, FL to Harold Lee and Juanita (Gilmore) Davis on February 16, 1953. He grew up in Inverness and graduated from Citrus High School in 1971. Ted proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy and following his military service, he became a grocery store manager. Most recently, he worked for Winn Dixie in Dade City and had retired just one month ago. Ted married his high school sweetheart, Minnie “Kitten” (Thomas) on February 19, 1972. Together, they shared 46 years of loving marriage. A Christian by faith, he attended worship services at the Church of Christ in Bushnell, FL. In his spare time, Ted loved fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed working around the house and spending time with his family. In addition to his loving wife Kitten, those left to mourn Ted’s passing include his daughter, Alicia Victoria Davis of Brooksville, FL; grandchildren: Kyndal Davis Neff and her husband Austin of Webster, FL and John Dalton Coleman of Jacksonville, FL. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Edward DeVita

Edward M DeVita, 79, Dunnellon, FL
Edward M. DeVita, age 79, of Dunnellon, FL passed away at Seven Rivers Hospital in Crystal River, FL on July 2, 2019. Ed was born on the 15th of September in 1939 to the late Pasquale and Helen (Gibson) DeVita. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Coast Guard Reserves and went on to become a Firefighter in Hollywood, FL. Ed married to Janice (Foster) DeVita in 1976 and together they made Dunnellon their home in 2002 after relocating from Davie, FL. He was Episcopal by faith and enjoyed fishing and making stained glass. Ed was a member of Masonic Lodge #398. In addition to his loving wife Janice, Ed is survived by daughter, Frances Jayme Conklin and her husband Craig of Saudi Arabia; son, Nicholas DeVita and his wife Ivy of Crystal River, FL; stepson, Thomas A. Robinson of Georgia; sister, Patricia Nortman; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Joseph Dionizio,Jr

Joseph Dionizio,Jr, 68, Inverness, FL
Joseph Dionizio, Jr, 68, of Inverness, FL passed away July 13, 2019 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness after a short, but fierce battle with cancer. He was born in Providence, RI on November 22, 1950 to the late Joseph and Evangelina (Barraca) Dionizio. Joseph was a machinist by trade, and arrived in Florida in 2013, coming from Rhode Island. Joseph had a passion for riding his motorcycle, camping, and flea markets, but above all, he loved being outside having a good time. Joseph is survived by his son, Joseph Dionizio III and his wife Tara from Cranston, RI, and his daughter, Joanna Leard and her husband Brian from Fairfield, Maine; 3 grandchildren; and his beloved partner, Lynn Babbitt of Inverness. Joseph’s urn will be laid to rest in Rhode Island at a later date. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Patricia Doddato

Patricia A Doddato, 83, INVERNESS, FL
Patricia Ann Doddato, 83, Inverness, FL passed away at her residence on July 10, 2019. She was born in Addison, New York on July 19, 1935 to the late Gilbert James and Catherine (Hauff) Doddato and came to his area from Miami 19 years ago. She was employed at Habitat For Humanity as a Human Resource supervisor and was of the Catholic Faith. She served our country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Her memory will be cherished by her sister, Virginia Jones of Ralston, PA; 4 nephews, John Doddato, Gary Jones, Michael Jones, and Jay Jones; several great nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Frederick Doddato in addition to her parents. At her request, she will be received at Florida National Cemetery for columbarium entombment with no services. Cremation care with Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Grace Driskill

Grace L Driskill, 86, Inverness, FL
Grace Lee Driskill, age 86, of Inverness, FL passed away at her home on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Grace was born to the late Floyd and Mary Elizabeth (White) Goodman on March 21, 1933 in Maysville, KY. She made Citrus County her home in November of 2002 after relocating from Fort Lauderdale and was a member of the Citrus Springs VFW #4864. Grace is survived by her daughters: Deb Driskill of Inverness, FL, Cheryl Toski of Naples, FL; grandchildren: Chrissie Graeber, Laura Anstead and Mallory Raby; and six great grandchildren. Private burial for Grace will be at Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Culbert "Lee" Duncan, SR

Culbert "Lee" Duncan, SR, 67, Floral City, FL
Culberth “Lee” Duncan, Sr., age 67, of Floral City, FL passed away at his home on July 5, 2019 with his loving wife by his side. Lee was born in St. Petersburg, FL on March 5, 1952 to the late Charles and Myrtle (Williams) Duncan. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy and went on to become a Truck Driver. He married his loving wife, Carolyn Diane Duncan, in 1989. In addition to his wife, those left to mourn Lee’s passing include his siblings: Nathan Duncan and his wife Robin, Dennis Duncan and his wife Charlene, Annie Riley and her husband Durwin, Frank Bernaldo and his wife Rhonda, Randall Willis and his wife Gabrielle; and nieces and nephews: Jessica Thomas and her husband Eric, Jamie Mekler, Jack White and family, Jessica Duncan, Erin Duncan, Justin Duncan, Curtis Bernaldo, Cody Bernaldo, James Arbello; and stepsons: Robert, James and William Edwards. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


George Elmore

George R Elmore, 90, Phoenix, AZ
George Raymond Elmore, age 90, Phoenix, AZ and former resident of Homosassa, FL passed away in Phoenix on June 17, 2019 under the care of Hospice of The Valley. Mr. Elmore was born in Detroit, MI on March 6, 1929 to the late George M. and Florence (Kunkel) Elmore and came to Florida in 1993 from Taylor, MI. He was a retired locomotive engineer, having worked 42 years with the Detroit, Toledo, and Ironton and the Grand Trunk Railroads. He served our country in the U.S. Army and was of the Catholic Faith. Left to cherish his memory are four children: Paul (Denise) Elmore, Sugarland, TX; Philip (Sabrina) Elmore, Taylor, MI; Teresa (James) Ortner, Chandler, AZ; Cynthia (Barry) Steele, Riverview, MI; two brothers: William Dimock of North Carolina and Richard Dimock of Michigan; two sisters: Shirley Ghena and Barbara Smillie, both of Michigan; seven grandchildren: Jennifer, Scott, Sarah, Jimmy, Jake, Noelle and Jaycie; three great grandchildren: Adrian, Ashton and Reese. He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Evelyn Elmore on July 6, 2015; his son, Stephen Elmore; two brothers, David and Jack Dimock; and his sisters, Helen Rouleau and Dorothy Doka. There is a Celebration of Life Scheduled for Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 12:30 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Fr. Tim Cummings of Our Lady of Fatima Parish officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday from 11:00 AM until the hour of service at the funeral home.


Anthony Fontaine

Anthony C Fontaine, 74, Inverness, FL
Anthony C. Fontaine, age 74, Inverness, FL passed away June 9, 2019 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, June 14th at 11:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Claudius Mganga, celebrant. Burial will follow at Fero Memorial Gardens in Beverly Hills, FL. Friends may view at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home from 9:00 AM until 10:45 AM when the cortege departs for the church. Mr. Fontaine was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Frances Fontaine


Jean Forbus

Jean Forbus, 89, Inverness, FL
Jean Forbus, age 89, of Inverness, FL passed away with her loving family by her side on June 21, 2019 at Vitas Hospice in Lecanto. Jean was born on December 14, 1929 in Huntington, WV to the late Joseph Dwight and Vivian (Quickle) Powell. She was married to her loving husband Hubert Forbus for 59 years until his passing on May 15, 2013. A woman of strong Christian faith, she was an active and faithful member of the Bellmead United Methodist Church in West Virginia for 20 years. After Jean and her husband Hubert relocated from Point Pleasant, WV 35 years ago, they made Citrus County, FL their home and became active members of the Hernando Church of the Nazarene in Hernando, FL. Jean participated in Franklin Graham’s Samaritans Purse Program and would donate about 20 shoeboxes a year that would be filled with gifts and given to children as an expression of God’s tangible love. A loving and caring mother, she was a Den Mother for her sons Scout troops when they were young, and a member of the Homemakers club. Outside of the home, Jean worked at the Peoples Bank in West Virginia for 10 years and once she became a Florida resident, she worked at the Bank of Inverness for 17 years prior to retirement. In her spare time, Jean enjoyed traveling with her husband. They visited all 50 states and their capitals. They also traveled Canada, Germany and Paris, France. She will be remembered as a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother. Jean will also be remembered as an avid Tampa Bay Rays fan. Those left to mourn Jean’s passing include her sons: David Forbus of Point Pleasant, WV, Zach Forbus and his wife Carmon of Inverness, FL; brother, Joseph Powell of S. Leesburg, FL; two grandchildren: Colton, his wife Kelsey, and McKenzie; and two great grandchildren: Damon and Rhett. In addition to her loving husband Hubert, Jean was preceded in death by her brothers: Tommy and Bobby Powell. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service was held on Monday, June 24, 2019 at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, FL and was conducted by Pastor Marne Palmani of Fort Cooper Baptist Church. Jean will be laid to rest with her husband at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Jean’s family requests memorial donations be made to Samaritans Purse at www.samaritanspurse.org/donate or to Vitas Hospice Healthcare, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


William Freeman

William P Freeman, 45, Floral City, FL
William Phillip Freeman, age 45, of Floral City, passed away as the result of an accident on May 27, 2019. William was born in Tawas City, MI on October 12, 1973 to Carla Sue (Strayer) Frederick and the late David Alva Freeman. He made Citrus County his home 25 years ago after relocating from Michigan and worked in the commercial construction industry as an electrician. In his spare time William enjoyed fishing, boating and riding his Harley. He was an outgoing and charismatic man that never met a stranger and will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him. Those left to mourn William’s passing include his mother, Carla Frederick of Floral City; daughters, Elaini English and her husband Jeffery of Blairsville, GA, Sylvia Freeman and her mother, Nicole Walters, of Citrus Springs, FL; brother, Willard Chandler of Inverness; grandchildren: Oliver and Jackson English; and close friend, Dena English of Inverness, FL. In addition to his father, William was preceded in death by 2 sisters: Kimberly Strayer and Lorene Freeman. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Thomas Fyler

Thomas R Fyler, 66, Inverness, FL
Thomas Robert Fyler, 66, of Inverness passed away Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Mr. Fyler was born in Portsmouth, Ohio on December 4, 1952, to the late Elvin and Josephine (Kramer) Fyler, and came to Citrus County in 2009 from California. He was a fish culturist with the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Judi Fyler; children: Colin Fyler of Grenada, CA, Bryan Fyler of Colorado Springs, CO and Kathryn Burns of Inverness ; eight grandchildren and a great grandchild. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Elvin “Bob” Fyler. Cremation Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Arthur Gallo

Arthur O Gallo, 102, Floral City, FL
Arthur Octavio Gallo, age 102, Floral City, FL passed away May 2, 2019 at Superior Residence Assisted Living in Lecanto, FL. Mr Gallo was born in New York City (Manhattan) to the late Joseph and Virginia (Scramuzza) Gallo, one of eight children, on April 14, 1917. He served our country in the U.S. Army during WW II and was a dental technician by profession. Left to cherish his memory are two children, Arthur W. Gallo of Winter Springs, FL and Lynne V. Gallo of Floral City, FL; 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Tina Gallo. Graveside services will be conducted at Pinelawn Memorial Park in Farmingdale, NY on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. Military Honors will follow. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness, FL assisted the family.


Roy Goodrich

Roy A Goodrich, 70, Inverness, FL
Roy Alden Goodrich, 70, of Inverness, FL passed away April 25, 2019 at Ocala Health & Rehab in Ocala, FL. He was born in Hardwick, VT on September 7, 1948 to the late Earl and Beatrice (Moore) Goodrich. Roy was a Baptist by faith, and arrived in this area in 2013, coming from The Villages, FL. He served our country honorably in the U.S. Army during the Viet-Nam war, and was a Purple Heart recipient. Roy loved playing Cribbage and watching NASCAR. He is survived by his loving wife, Florence Goodrich. Other survivors include his daughter, Melissa Goodrich of Phelem, CA; brothers Rober Goodrich of Craftsbury, VT, and Reginald Goodrich of Ocala, FL; and 4 grandchildren. A graveside service for Roy will be held with military honors on Monday, May 6, 2019, 2:00 P.M. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ronald Graebe

Ronald J Graebe, 71, Dunnellon, FL
Ronald James Graebe. Age 71, Dunnellon, FL passed away May 4, 2019 at his home under the care of Vitas Hospice. Ronald was born in New York, NY to the late Alfred J. and Dorothy (Schreiner) Graebe and moved to this area in 2009 from Medford, NY. He was a carpenter by trade and a proud member of the New York City Carpenter’s Union No. 1. His passion was biking and was a member of the Nature Coast Ramblers. Ron was of the Catholic Faith and served our country in the U.S. Navy. Left to cherish his memory are his loving nieces and nephew: Linda Pedersen, Maryann Brucculeri , Melissa Demma, and John Graebe; his significant other, Judy Meadows. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jack (Alfred) Graebe and his sister, Loretta Nagel. Ron’s life will be remembered at a Celebration Of Life Service which is scheduled for May 17th, 2019 at 12 Noon at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, Florida with Fr. Tim Cummings, pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church officiating. Friends and family are invited to share their memories about Ron as well. Burial with military honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery. Guests are invited to visit the family at the funeral home one hour prior to services.


Edward "Clay" Graves

Edward "Clay" Graves, 86, Inverness, FL
Edward “Clay” Graves, 86, of Inverness, FL passed away May 26, 2019 at Citrus Health & Rehab in Inverness. He was born in Blount County, TN on May 31, 1932 to the late Edward and Mae (Nuchols) Graves. Clay was a vending machine mechanic, and arrived in this area 25 years ago, coming from Tennessee. He was a Baptist by faith, and enjoyed bowling, golfing, and fishing. Clay was preceded in death by his loving wife Sarah in 2018. He is survived by his daughter, Virginia Graves of Inverness; his brother Gary Graves and sister Bobbie Young, both of TN. Clay will be laid to rest at Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City, FL at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Donna  Greer

Donna C Greer, 52, Inverness, FL
Donna Carole Greer, age 52, of Inverness, FL, passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on July 7, 2019. Donna was born to Carole “Lynn” (Struble) and the late Donald A. Baker on March 26, 1967 and had been a resident of Citrus County since 1980. Donna is survived by her two children: Gavin Greer and Paisley Greer; her mother, Carole “Lynn” Baker; and sister, Susan Martinez and her husband Stephen. Donna was preceded by her father, Donald A. Baker in 1995. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


William Hancock

William R Hancock, 85, Inverness, FL
William R. Hancock, age 85, of Inverness, FL passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL. William was born on July 2, 1933 in Trenton, MO to the late Wilbur R. and Emily (Reams) Hancock. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and was a Veteran of the Korean War. Following his military service, William became a Truck Driver and was a dedicated Teamsters Union Steward who fought hard for his fellow workers. In June of 1992 he married Diana (Adleblute) with whom he shared 27 years of marriage. He and Diana made Citrus County, FL their home 24 years ago after relocating from Cocoa, FL and attended worship services at Calvary Baptist Church in Crystal River, FL. In his spare time, William enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing golf. He loved horses and also enjoyed gambling and trips to the track. William was a loving, kind man that enjoyed the company of others and had a special place in his heart for children. His loss and absence will be felt by many. In addition to his loving wife Diana, those left to mourn William’s passing include his sons: Gerry (Kim) Miller, William “Brett Hancock, Tony Hancock; daughters: Shannon (Dwayne) Hall, Tamara Hancock, Dawnmarie (William) Evans, Amber Dee Gambel; stepson, Troy (Dawn) Krout; stepdaughters: Tracy (Samuel) Glenn, Donna (Tim) Hunt, Debbie (Mike) Pagze; brother, Lee Hancock; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. William was preceded in death by stepson, Larry Gross in 2003. William will be laid to rest at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery in Mims, FL at a later date. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Charlotte Harrison

Charlotte L Harrison, 91, Inverness, FL
Charlotte L. Harrison, 91, of Inverness, FL passed away May 22, 2019 at Avante of Inverness. She was born in Homosassa, FL on February 6, 1928 to the late Charlie and Lillie (Murkerson) Henley and was a lifelong resident. Charlotte attended the 1st Christian Church of Inverness, and was a fabulous bible teacher, church leader, and had a passion for her faith. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 61 years, Donald Harrison in 2013. Charlotte is survived by her sister Ruby Taylor of Inverness. A Celebration of Life Service for Charlotte will be held at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory on Saturday, June 8, at 11:00 A.M, with Pastors Tom Thomas and Dr. Ray Kelley from the 1st Christian Church of Inverness officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to service.


James Heatley

James F Heatley, 86, Inverness, FL
James F. Heatley, age 86, Inverness, FL passed to his Heavenly Father on April 20, 2019 at Life Care Center in Lecanto, FL. Mr Heatley was born in McKeesport, PA on July 21, 1932 to the late James Asa and Elizabeth (Giles) Heatley and moved to Inverness in 1989 from North Huntingdon, PA. He was employed in the steel industry, having worked for the National Tube plant in McKeesport for 32 years. He served our country in the U.S. Army and was a member of Calvary Chapel in Inverness. Left to mourn his loss are his family and his wife of 60 years, Peggy (Larson) Heatley; 4 children, Deborah Ann Wagner and husband William of Houtzdale, PA; Mark Heatley and wife Cora of Big Springs, TX; June Clark and husband Joel of Port St. John, FL; Matthew Heatley and wife Nicole of Inverness, FL: 4 grandchildren, Joshua and Jordon Clark and Hannah and Klara Heatley. There will be a Celebration of Life Service on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Calvary Chapel with pastors Kevin Ballard and Paul Giglio officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery. Viewing will begin at 9:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by Calvary Chapel in Mr. Heatley’s memory.


Bonnie Hedden

Bonnie M Hedden, 88, Inverness, FL
Bonnie Marie Hedden, 88, of Inverness, FL passed away May 20, 2019 at her residence in Inverness. She was born in Mankato, KS on May 28, 1930 to the late John and Pearl Mary (Fordham) Johnson. Bonnie worked in the Udall school cafeteria as a cook, and arrived in this area in 2015 coming from Kansas. She enjoyed doing word searches and puzzles, and enjoyed going on motorcycle rides with Darren and loved watching him race sprint cars. Bonnie was preceded in death by her loving husband of over 50 years, John Hedden in 2006 and her son, Clyde Hedden in 2017. She is survived by her children Bill Hedden and his wife Adelia of Winfield, KS, Bonita Nichols and her husband Darren of Inverness, Pam Shockey and her husband Duane of Haysville, KS, and Annette Enegren and her husband Brad of Wellsville, KS; 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Private cremation with care arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Timothy Hoffman

Timothy W Hoffman, 75, Lecanto, FL
Timothy William Hoffman, age 75, of Lecanto, FL passed away at his home on May 8, 2019. Tim was born to the late Adrian and Dorothy (Hanover) Hoffman on January 11, 1944 in Homestead, FL. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps and was a Veteran of the Vietnam War. Tim made Citrus County his home in 2006 after relocating from Pittsburgh, PA and was a parishioner of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills. He spent 24 years with the U.S. Postal Service as a mail processor. In his spare time he enjoyed yard work and playing golf. Tim was also a sports fan but especially loved the Pittsburgh Steelers. In addition to his parents, Tim was preceded in death by his brother-in-law Earl Overfield. Those left to mourn Tim’s passing include his sons: Christian A. Hoffman and his wife Carin of La Crescenta. CA, Timothy Lester of Atlanta, GA; daughter, Rebecca A. McLarty of La Crescenta, CA; sister, Darleen Overfield of Lecanto, FL; and grandchildren: Stella, Charlotte, Ava and Henry, and a life long friend, Mary Ann Hoffman. A Celebration of Tim’s Life is scheduled for Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home and will be conducted by Rev. Msgr. Cesar Petilla, Parochial Vicar of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Beverly Hills. Military honors will be rendered by Inverness VFW #4337 Honor Guard. Friends may join Tim’s family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Tim’s memory can be made to: The Parkinson's Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Joseph Hogan

Joseph L Hogan, 62, Inverness, FL
Joseph “Fishin Joe” Hogan, Jr., 62, of Inverness, FL passed away April 26, 2019 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born in New York City, NY, and arrived in this area in 1974. He served our country honorably in the U.S. Air Force and owned his own franchise restaurant in the past. He was the consummate fisherman and was known by everyone as “Fishin Joe”. Joe is survived by his children: Craig Hogan and his wife Lori of Inverness, and Nikki Vincelli and her husband Mike of Palm Harbor, FL; his father Joseph L. Hogan, Sr.; his sisters Rose Ann Bradshaw, and Carol Johnson and her husband Dale and his niece Caylee, all of Beverly Hills, FL; and loving companion of 7 years, Cindy Loomas. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Barbara Holstein

Barbara L Holstein, 94, INVERNESS, FL
Barbara Lucille Holstein, age 94, Inverness, Florida passed away June 13, 2019 in the Arbor Trail Rehabilitation Center under the care of Vitas Hospice. Mrs Holstein was born October 23,1924 in Charleston, WV to the late Enoch L. and Mamie (Harmon) Goff and moved to Citrus County from Brooksville, FL in 2015. She was a homemaker and of the Christian Faith. Barbara loved West Virginia. She thoroughly enjoyed being outdoors and taking in the natural beauty of the rural areas of the state. She enjoyed working in her flower garden and was always helping her neighbors in need. She had a delightful sense of humor and laughter filled her home. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Robert B. Holstein, D.O. and his wife Jean, who reside in Venice, FL; 4 grandchildren: Scott, Stacy, Bobbie, and Tommy and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 daughters, Judy Gail Seats and Sherry Jean Campbell and her grandson, Henry. Following cremation, her urn will be laid to rest in the family plot at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes, WV. Cremation care under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory


Judith Ingrassia

Judith M Ingrassia, 74, Inverness, FL
Judith Mary Ingrassia, 74, Inverness, FL passed away May 25, 2019 at the Vitas Hospice House in Lecanto, FL. Judy was born in Paterson, NJ on December 6 1944 to the late Emil Gustav Johnson and Mary Van Rosenbergh Johnson. Judy came to Florida in 1972 from New Jersey. She was a Surgical Nurse (LPN), working in hospitals before moving to Florida. She enjoyed collecting tea pots (well over 100 of them), scuba diving, and fishing (big fish). Judy loved to paint and was an accomplished artist and was active in the Citrus County Art League for many years. In addition to these talents, she was a “sharp shooter”, having won several trophies over the years. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 51 years, Angelo A. Ingrassia; her daughter, Rosemary Amerson of Murphysboro, TN; 2 brothers, Robert Johnson of Tacoma, WA and Walter Johnson of Springfield, MO; 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two children, her son, John Knowles in 2005 and her daughter, Donna Ingrassia in 2000. There will be a Celebration of Life Service on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 3:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Friends are invited to visit the family from 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Her urn will be laid to rest in Oak Ridge Cemetery at a later date. Judy loved flowers so they will be gratefully accepted at the Celebration of Life. Cremation with care at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Eleanor Johnfauno

Eleanor M Johnfauno, 97, Inverness, FL
Eleanor Marie Johnfauno, age 97, Inverness passed away May 19, 2019 at Vitas Hospice in Lecanto. A native of Peoria, Illinois, she was born on Aug 7, 1921 to the late Leroy and Pearl (Morris) White and moved to Florida in the early 80’s. She was a homemaker, enjoyed painting in oils, and taught piano lessons. She was also a member of the First United Methodist Church of Inverness. Left to mourn her loss and cherish her memory are two children, James T. Johnfauno and Doris Sissom, both of Inverness; 8 grandchildren, and 28 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Johnfauno in 1975, a son, Richard K. Johnfauno, and her brother and sister, Richard Worth and Elsie Johnson. She will be laid to rest in Washington Park East Cemetery in Indianapolis. A Celebration of Life is planned at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home assisted the family with their local arrangements. Plaque: Doris Sissom, 305 Violet Lane, Inverness, FL 34452


Charlotte Johnson

Charlotte Johnson, 63, Bushnell, FL
Charlotte Johnson, age 63 of Bushnell, FL passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at her daughter’s home under the loving care of her family and Vitas Hospice. Charlotte was born in Painsville, OH on February 11, 1956 to the late George William and Bernadette Josephine (Krisher) Prosser. She made Florida her home 30 years ago after relocating from Georgia. Charlotte worked as a beautician throughout her professional career and was a Christian by faith. She was a member of the Wahoo Baptist Church in Bushnell. Charlotte was also an Auxiliary member of the Lake Panasoffkee VFW. She loved thrift store shopping, fishing, crafts and spending time with her family. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters: Tracy West Bumpus and her husband Michael, Kimberly Olinger and her husband Daniel, all of Bushnell, and Alison West of Inverness; sisters: Audrey Prosser (Bruce) and Louise Peters (Stan) both of Chardon, OH; grandchildren: Morgan, Sera, Christian, Taylor, Dakota, Charli, Ann Marie, Americus, Kyleigh, Gage and Cooper; her former husband, Emory Johnson of Floral City; and sister in law Debbie Prosser. She was preceded in death by her brothers: George William “Bill” Prosser II, Andrew “Andy” Prosser and the father of her children, William “Bill” West. Charlotte has chosen to give the gift of her body donation for medical and scientific research. Assisting with her arrangements is the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness.


Frances Jones

Frances K Jones, 67, Floral City, FL
Frances K. Jones, age 67, Floral City, FL passed away April 25, 2019 at the Vitas Hospice facility in Lecanto. Mrs. Jones was born in Bronx, NY on December 1, 1951 to Robert A. and Muriel (Landgraf) Norberg. Prior to retirement, she and her husband were commercial truckers working as a team and traveling around the country. Upon retirement, she enjoyed spending time with family, working with her horse and taking care of her animals. Left to cherish her memory are two children, Carrie Ann Patton of Lake City, FL and Jason Harrell of Inverness; Her father, Robert Norberg, Sr. of Lake City, FL; 2 brothers, Guy Norberg of Floral City and Robert Norberg, Jr. of Starke, FL; grandson, Chase Norris, Sr. and 3 great-grandchildren, Addison, Austin and Asher. She was preceded in death by her mother, Muriel Norberg and her brother, Dean Norberg. At Frances’ request, there are no services scheduled. Cremation with care by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home and Crematory.


John Jones

John R Jones, 86, Hernando, FL
John Richard “J.R.” Jones, 86, of Hernando, passed away Monday, May 20, 2019, at Vitas Hospice in Lecanto. J.R. was born on December 31, 1932, in New Boston, Ohio, to the late Ralph Edward and Elizabeth (Crager) Jones. He joined the US Marine Corps and learned the electrical trade. He owned J.R. Jones Electric for 33 years. His accomplishments included being the assistant chief of the volunteer fire department in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida. He was a city councilman and later the mayor of Lauderdale Lakes. After spending weekends and vacations hunting in the Withlacoochee National Forest, he decided to invest in real estate and later relocate to Citrus County in 1971. He was a member of the Gideons and assisted in the building of several churches in Citrus County, as well as holding offices as deacon, youth group leader, Sunday school teacher, bus driver, RA Director, and President of Board of Directors of First Baptist Church of Hernando. He enjoyed traveling and photography. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 55 years, Marjorie Jones; 3 sons: Richy Davy Jones and his wife Marianne of Bakersville, NC; John Todd Jones of Little Rock, AK; Justin Kirt Jones and wife Trish of Jarvisburg, NC; daughters: Brenda Kelley of Clermont, FL; Donna Downing and husband Tom of Charleston, SC; Margie Hatfield and husband J.D. of Lecanto, FL; brother, Ted Jones and wife Bonnie of Enon, OH; 21 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, Bob Jones, and sisters, Ruth Fugate and Helen Channell. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is scheduled for Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church of Hernando with Pastors Keith Dendy and J.D. Hatfield conducting. The family will receive friends at the church one-half hour prior to service time. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the First Baptist Church of Hernando would be appreciated. Following the church service, J.R. will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL, where full military honors will be rendered by Marine Corps League Archambault Detachment 819. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Tina Jones

Tina M Jones, 56, Inverness, FL
Tina Marie Jones, age 56 of Inverness, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2019 at Avante in Inverness. Tina was born in Stillwater, Minnesota on November 28, 1962. She came to Citrus County over 20 years ago from New Mexico. Sue was a member of the Floral City Baptist Church and was a very spiritual person who loved the Lord. She enjoyed riding her Honda Gold Wing, enjoyed making crafts, embroidery and shopping. Tina was a former Girl Scout Troop Leader. She had a great love for her family and was a wonderful sister. She had many friends who will greatly miss her. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Brandy S. Denny and husband Joey of Mansfield, OH; mother, Cheryl Haas of Minnesota; brothers: Roger Haas of Ohio and Greg Haas of Rio Rancho, NM; sisters: Brenda Iams-Faust of St. Petersburg, FL, Susan Hobson and husband Sergio of Albuquerque, NM; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Joshua Jones; her father, Roger Haas; brother, Harold Haas; and sister Tammy Haas. Cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness.


Betty Jordan

Betty J Jordan, 81, Hernando, FL
Betty Jean Jordan, age 81, of Hernando, FL passed away at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Betty was born to the late Sherman and Eileen (Demarest) Starkie on April 2, 1938 in New York, NY. She was married to her husband Glenn Jordan for 56 years until his passing on October 19, 2016. Betty and Glenn made Citrus County their home after relocating from New York City, NY in 1991. Betty is survived by her son, Scott Jordan; brother, Donald Starkie; sisters: Judith Schultz, Nancy Worfolk; and three grandchildren. In addition to her loving husband Glenn, Betty was preceded in death by her son, Kevin Jordan. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ann Keyes

Ann K Keyes, 85, Floral City, FL
Ann Kersey Keyes, age 85, of Floral City, FL passed away at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL on May 6, 2019. Ann was born to the late Samuel Paul and Althea Mae (Clark) Kersey on May 20, 1933 in Greensboro, NC. She was married to John “Jack” Keyes for 54 years. Following cremation, Ann’s urn will be laid to rest with her mother and father at the Green Hill Cemetery in Greensboro, NC. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Marion Kline

Marion C Kline, 93, Floral City, FL
Marion Catherine Kline, 93, of Floral City, FL passed away May 27, 2019 at Arbor Trial Health & Rehab. She was born in Theresa, NY on March 10, 1926 to the late Victor and Mellie (Massey) Perry. Marion was a pressing specialist in the dry cleaning industry, and arrived in this area 1971 coming from Watertown, NY. She was Episcopalian by faith, and enjoyed quilting and reading the daily newspaper. Marion is survived by her loving husband of 72 years, Robert H. Kline. She was preceded in death by her sister Victoria Lee. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ruth Klovach

Ruth A Klovach, 75, Inverness, FL
Ruth Anne Klovach, 75, of Inverness, FL passed away April 25, 2019 at AdventHealth, Orlando, FL. She was born in Huntington, NY on June 9, 1943 to the late John Frank and Lillian Mae (Nordstrom) Wozniak. Ruth was a teacher and arrived in this area in 2006, coming from North Carolina. She attended Faith Lutheran Church in Lecanto, and was a member of the Annuttalliga Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Ruth is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Frederick Klovach. Other survivors include her sons: Roy F. Klovach of Oldsmar, FL, and Raymond F. Klovach and his wife Kellee of Mill Spring, NC, and she was blessed with a granddaughter, Lilly, and step-grandson, Zak. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Ruth is scheduled for Wednesday, May 1, 4:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Pastor Stephen Lane of the Faith Lutheran Church will be officiating. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.


Robert Krebs

Robert E Krebs, 92, Dunnellon, FL
Robert Edward Carl Krebs, age 92, of Dunnellon, FL passed away at his home on June 2, 2019. Robert was born to the late Edwin and Emeline (Ostman) Krebs on May 16, 1927 in Orange, NJ. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy and was a Veteran of World War II. Robert went on to work as a manager for Lear Jet. After retirement, he made Florida his home in 1988 after relocating from Michigan. A Christian by faith, he was an active member of the Living Water Wesleyan Church in Dunnellon, where he often served as a greeter. Robert was an avid collector of model trains. He was a founding member of the Citrus Model Railroading Club and had created a scale model of the Inverness railroad station. Robert was extremely talented at creating model rail lines that his work was featured in a 2017 model railroad collector calendar. He enjoyed music a great deal and his favorite musical was The Music Man. Robert recreated the railroad village from the musical in model form. Those left to mourn Robert’s passing include his loving wife of 8 ½ years, Betty Krebs; sons: Steven (Laurie) Krebs of Marquette, MI, Robert “Butch” (Deb Crown) Krebs of South Royalton, VT; daughter, Kathleen Cottingham of Durham, NC; stepchildren: Jan (Keith) LaDucer of Ocala, FL, Marie Steinhaus of Foley, AL, Norma Jean Lafferty of Ocala, FL, Jonathan Lafferty of Belding, MI, Benjamin Lafferty of Ocala, FL; grandchildren: Jennifer Aerts, Brian (Lacey) Cottingham, Kevin Cottingham; and a great many step grandchildren and step great grandchildren. Robert was preceded in death by his daughter, Shari Krebs Aerts; and sister, Joanne Bodkin. Robert will also be missed by his Shih-Tzu, Sandy. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Living Water Wesleyan Church in Dunnellon. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


John Kruse

John R Kruse, 64, Floral City, FL
John Robert Kruse, age 64, of Floral City, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL on Friday, May 3, 2019. John was born in Newport, KY on July 7, 1954 to the late John and Betty (Bartholomew) Kruse. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and was a Veteran of the Vietnam War. John enjoyed gardening and raising all kinds of animals including geese, turkeys and chickens. He was married to Dale (Garvey) with whom he had just celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary in April. He and Dale made Citrus County, FL their home in 1994 after relocating from Pinellas County, FL. In addition to his beloved wife, Dale, John is survived by his son, Michael Kruse and daughter, Tracey Kruse; his step children: David Giovagnorio and wife Kathy, Louis Giovagnorio, Lisa Dieffenthaller and husband Richard and Janice Liscinski and husband, Drew; his brothers: Ricky, Charlie, Billy and Joe; grandchildren: Danielle, Aaron, AJ, Richy and Ryan and his great grandchildren: Presley and Vincent. John was preceded in death by his son, John Robert Kruse and three sisters: Betty, Kathy and Debbie. Interment will take place at Bay Pines Cemetery with the service date and time to be announced at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Chong Chan Kwong

Chong Chan Kwong, 73, Inverness, FL
Chong Chan Kwong, 73, Inverness, FL passed away April 18, 2019 at the Vitas Hospice House in Lecanto, FL. A native of Hong Kong, China, he was born February 26, 1946 to the late Fong Ying Jack and Chan How Yuen Jack. He moved to Inverness from Sarasota, FL. Mr. Kwong, along with his wife, Sao, owned and operated the China House Restaurant in Inverness. He is survived by his wife, Chan Sao Kwong and his two children, Kenneth and Diane Kwong, all of Inverness. Private burial arrangements are in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness, FL. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory served the family.


Terry Ladd

Terry A Ladd, 59, Chipley, FL
Terry Allen Ladd, 59, of Chipley, FL passed away June 22, 2019 at Avante at Inverness, Inverness, FL. He was born in Chipley on March 30, 1960 and arrived in this area in 2015, coming from Chipley. He was Baptist by faith, and enjoyed gambling, fishing, shooting pool, working outside, and loved playing “shoot the line”. Terry was preceded in death by his father, Clyde B. Ladd. He is survived by his children Adam Allen Ladd of Chipley, and daughter Kellie Ladd Millard of Chipley; his mother Shirley Morris Johnston of Bonifay, FL; sisters Diane Richards and Peggy Jeffery, both of Bonifay; 4 grandchildren and 1great grandchild. A Celebration of Life for Terry will be arranged by his family at a later date. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Mae Langlois

Mae E Langlois, 97, Inverness, FL
Mae E. Langlois, 97, of Inverness, passed away Friday, June 7, 2019 at Citrus Health & Rehab in Inverness. Mae was born on December 20, 1921 in Charlton, Massachusetts to the late Harry W. and Minnie (Beckwith) Clarke, and came to Citrus County in 1951 from her native Charlton. Mae was a sales clerk for Allen’s Five and Ten (currently the “Stumpknockers” location) and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Inverness. She loved to play dominoes, and solving crossword and word and puzzles. She enjoyed gardening and loved to cruise and travel. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Barbara Hernandez and her husband Victor, of Hernando, FL; her sisters Ruby Vitzus and her husband John of Dudley, MA , and Anna Wolfenden of Charlton, MA; six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Mae was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Arthur Langlois, her sons: Edgar A. and Ronald W. Langlois, her daughter, Delia Graham, and her brother Walter Clarke A Celebration of Life Service for Mae will be conducted on Thursday, June 13, 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Kip Younger officiating at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home from 9:30 A.M. until the hour of service. Interment will be private at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Carlton Luizzi

Carlton E Luizzi, 99, Floral City, FL
Carlton E. Luizzi passed away on June 2, 2019 in Ocala, FL. He was born in Gloversville, NY on Oct. 30, 1919 to Earl and Bessie (TenEyck) Luizzi. Carlton and his late wife Helen moved to Floral City, FL in 2002, having been snowbirds until that time. Carl and his brother Thomas ran Luizzi Bros., in Gloversville, an industrial stitching machine repair and manufacturing business. Carlton enjoyed bowling, playing baseball and softball, hunting, fishing, and the great outdoors. One of his greatest joys was singing with the Empire Statesmen for two decades, a championship barbershop chorus from central New York. Carlton was an upbeat, outgoing person with a good sense of humor. He prided himself on ice skating and rollerblading well into his 90’s. He had a creative gift of being able to fix or make a part for anything. Carlton is survived by his daughter Susan Moses of Rexford, NY and his nieces Patti (Mark) Jagielski and Pam (Rich) Green and sister-in-law Eleanor Luizzi. His brother Thomas predeceased in January 2019. Private cremation with care arrangements are under the care of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Robert Lyons

Robert S Lyons, 90, Lecanto, FL
Robert Stewart Lyons, 90, of Lecanto, passed away April 24, 2019 at Vitas Hospice House in Lecanto. Robert was the eldest child of Lonnie and Ruth (Armistead) Lyons. He was born on May 20, 1928 at Plant City, Florida. His early education was in local public schools. In 1944 he was accepted to attend the Georgia Military School at Milledgeville, Georgia. Robert enlisted in 1945 in the US Coast Guard as an apprentice seaman and taking his oath at Miami, FL. He received his Parachute Rigger 2nd Class rating at Lakehurst, New Jersey, and participated in search and rescue at Coconut Grove, Miami, FL. He was honorably discharged at Coconut Grove on 9th March 1948. After his tour of duty in the Coast Guard, Robert attended Florida State University. Opportunity arouse for Robert to pursue a career in heavy construction. He was a Superintendent for Reynolds and Smith Contracting, working on Federal, State and local projects in Florida as well as operating a Rock Quarry for Carroll Contracting of Inverness, Florida. He enjoyed fishing, camping and traveling. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 69 years, Patricia (Morgan) Lyons; his children: Robert David Lyons of Homestead, FL, Michael Stewart Lyons (June), of Alexandria, VA, Jonathan Lee Lyons of Ocala, and Janet Elaine Lyons of Homosassa; his brother, Lanny (Syliva) Lyons of Dallas TX; and 8 grandchildren: Crissy Marie Lyons, Tammy Lynn Lyons, Jonathan Robert Lyons, David Curtis Lyons, Jason Stewart Lyons, Daryl Thomas Wendel, two step-grandchildren: Neketa Daley and Shanakay Henry; and 10 great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his grandson, Robert William Lyons and his sister, Dorothy (Lyons) Hutto. Following cremation, Robert will be interred at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Ray MacDonald

Ray A MacDonald, 97, Lecanto, FL
Ray A. MacDonald, age 97, of Lecanto, FL passed away at The Grove Health and Rehabilitation facility in Hernando on May 5, 2019. Ray was born on April 30, 1922 in Milford, NH to the late Ray and Edna (Burtt) MacDonald. A Veteran of World War II, he proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army Air Force. Ray was married to his wife Dorothy for 55 years until her passing in July of 2000. He made Citrus County, FL his home in 1989 after relocating from Nashua, NH and enjoyed boating, woodworking and carving in his spare time. Ray loved to travel and had been all over the world. He especially enjoyed his visits to Scotland, Australia, Spain and Brazil. He also loved spending time in the Caribbean. Those left to mourn Ray’s passing include his daughters: Deborah Kibler and her husband Chuck of Madeira Beach, FL, Nancy Price and her husband Ed of Inverness, FL, Cynthia Toussaint and her husband Gary of Merrimack, NH; sister, Edna Patterson of Nashua, NH; grandchildren: Mark, Scott, Amy, Kyle, Kari; and great grandchildren: Andrew, Russell, Madelyn, Aarron, Brendan and Grace. Ray also leaves behind his very special companion, Christine Trow of Hollis, NH. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Roy MacDonald

Roy A MacDonald, 75, Inverness, FL
Roy Alan MacDonald, age 75, of Inverness, FL passed away at his home on June 28, 2019. Roy was born in Natick, MA to the late Homer and Gladys (Clark) MacDonald. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps. Roy married Hazel (Philbrick) on August 22, 1971 and together they made Florida their home in 1982, eventually settling in Floral City in 1997. Roy was an extremely talented songwriter and musician. He wrote over 300 songs and performed at the Special Olympics in Washington, DC in 1980. He greatly enjoyed playing the guitar and had taught guitar lessons for a number of years. In his spare time Roy loved to fish. In addition to his wife Hazel, Roy is survived by his 2 sons: Chad MacDonald and his fiancée Tina of Bushnell, FL, Jason MacDonald and his wife Tracey of Cottonville, TN; brother, William MacDonald; and grandchildren: Christopher, Ciarra, Brian, Tristen, Theresa and Robin. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Barbara Mackling

Barbara J Mackling, 82, Inverness, FL
Barbara Jeane Mackling, 82, Inverness, FL passed away April 21, 2019 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. A native of Toledo, OH, she was born August 12, 1936 to the late George R. and Eleanor (Saul) Duffey and moved here 20 years ago from her native state. She was a retired Registered Nurse and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Inverness. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Richard M. Mackling; 3 children, Guy M. Mackling, II, Hicksville, OH; Todd R. Mackling, Inverness, FL; Annette Durre, Mishawaka, IN; her brother, T. Michael Duffey, Tampa, FL; 2 sisters, Virginia O’Hara, Genoa, OH and Kathy Duffey, Woodville, OH; 2 grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, Robert Duffey. Private burial will be in Lake Township, OH. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is in charge of local arrangements.


Eileen McCloskey

Eileen E McCloskey, 95, Inverness, FL
Eileen Esther McCloskey, age 95, of Inverness, FL passed away at Arbor Trail Rehabilitation and Nursing facility on June 19, 2019. Eileen was born on December 12, 1923 in Allen County, IN to the late Ray and Goldie (Weaver) Keplinger. She made Florida her home in 1996 after relocating from Logansport, IN. A Christian by faith, Eileen was a longtime active member of the Highway 44 Church of God in Inverness, FL. She will be remembered for her loving, caring and kind manner. Eileen is survived by her nephews: Rex Addy and his wife Jean of Dunnellon, FL and Charles Addy of Spring Hill, FL. She was preceded in death by her husband Wilmer on November 24, 2004. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Vella McDannel

Vella F McDannel, 72, Floral City, FL
Vella Faye McDannel, 72, Floral City on June 20, 2019. Vella was born in St Petersburg, Florida on September 16, 1946 to the late Charles and Mary (Anderson) Carter and moved to this area in 1988. She enjoyed caring for her plants and crocheting. Survivors include her son, Steven Harrison Cross, Floral City, FL; 2 daughters, Angela Louise Provost, Bradenburg, KY and Jennifer Lynn Gregory, Homosassa, FL; 8 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William E. McDannel on January 27, 2009 and her sister, Sally Taylor. Private cremation care under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Lamar McDonald

Lamar E McDonald, 61, Inverness, FL
Lamar Eugene McDonald, age 61, of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on May 25, 2019. Lamar was born to the late Jackie Lamar Hill and Sonia Lee Teller on September 27, 1957 in Corona, CA. He was a carpenter by trade and made Florida his home over 40 years ago after relocating from Biloxi, MS. In his spare time, Lamar enjoyed building things and “tinkering”. He also enjoyed fishing and tending to his garden. Lamar was a friendly and outgoing man that loved hanging out in his backyard around his fire pit, drinking beer with his friends and swapping stories. Those left to mourn Lamar’s passing include his daughter, Jennifer Herrick and her husband Dave of Lakeland, FL; son, Jason Michael McDonald of Crystal River, FL; and grandchildren: Chapin, Kolbie, Keilah, Chase, Bailey and Shelby. Lamar was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Lee McDonald. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Steven McKenzie

Steven J McKenzie, 57, Inverness, FL
Steven Jay McKenzie passed away unexpectedly on June 10, 2019 with his family at his side. Steven was born December 18, 1961 near Levittown, PA. He attended high school at Wachusett Regional High School in Holden, MA, graduating in 1979. Following high school, Steven served his country honorably in the United States Navy in the early 1980s as a Quartermaster aboard ship. Steven travelled the world extensively and achieved the rank of Petty Officer (2nd class). Following separation from the service Steven enjoyed long term employment at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, CT and worked in a variety of positions including Test Grinder and Pressure Valve Tester in the construction of submarines for the navy. Steven is preceded in death by his mother, Lillian Peterson McKenzie, born in Sterling, MA, and by his father, James Law McKenzie born in Leicester, MA and a long time resident of Inverness, FL. Steven leaves behind his ex-wife and friend, Madeleine Fendell McKenzie of Inverness, FL, and a child from that union, Joseph James McKenzie of Wildwood, FL. Steven also leaves behind his two brothers, James M. McKenzie of North Syracuse, NY, and Scott McKenzie of Inverness, FL, and one sister, Lisa McKenzie Brygger of Inverness, FL. Steven was a man of strongly held opinions, and a Christian who studied the Bible and tried to live by its teachings. He devoted his life to the care of his autistic son, Joseph (Joey). A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on June 25, 2019 at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home located at 3075 S. Florida Avenue, Inverness, FL at 11 AM with Reverend Kevin Ballard of Calvary Chapel of Inverness officiating. Friends are invited to join Steven’s family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Following the chapel service, Steven will be laid rest at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, where full military honors will be rendered by Inverness VFW #4337 Honor Guard. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Maryann McLeod

Maryann McLeod, 78, Inverness, FL
Maryann Angsten McLeod, 78, transitioned into eternal life with her Maker on April 23, 2019, where she plans to dance and play her violin for the Lord forever. Maryann will dearly missed by her children, Debbie McLeod, Patrick (Lisa) McLeod, Karen (Lloyd) Woolsey, and Philip (Jeannie) McLeod; her grandchildren: Heather McLeod Boyd, Andrew McLeod, Jessika (J.R.) Phillips, Michelle (Mike) Meyer, David McLeod, Sarah McLeod, Jason Woolsey, Lydia Woolsey, and Karyn McLeod as well as 5 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her 3 nephews, Brian Angsten, David Angsten and Roger Lee Angsten, Jr. Maryann was born on September 12, 1940 in St. Joseph, MO, where she graduated from Central High School. She relocated to Inverness, FL, with her family in 1959, where she continually resided. She married the love of her life, R. Harold McLeod on March 25, 1961. They had been married over 50 years at the time of his passing in 2011. Maryann was a supervisor with the Citrus County Clerk of the Courts, in the Civil Court Division for over 15 years. In addition to her husband, Maryann was preceded in death by her parents, Phil and Eva (Lux) Angsten, her sister, Phyllis Angsten and her brother, Roger (Sharon) Angsten. Per her request, a private graveside burial service will be under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness. She also desired to keep it simple with no reception to follow.


Virginia Mignacca

Virginia M Mignacca, 95, Clearwater, FL
Virginia Mary Mignacca, 95, Clearwater, FL, formerly of Hernando, FL passed on April 22, 2019 in Oaks of Clearwater. A native of New York City, she was born on March 1, 1924 to the late Joseph and Frances Foley and moved to Citrus County in 1989 from St. Petersburg, FL. Prior to retirement, she was employed as an office clerk. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish while living in Hernando. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Louis Mignacca, Safety Harbor, FL and 2 grandchildren. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial offered in Pinellas County at a later. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in New York City. Cremation arrangements with care under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Sandra Miller

Sandra L Miller, 78, Inverness, FL
Sandra Lee Miller, age 78, of Inverness, FL passed away at her home on April 30, 2019 while surrounded by her loving family, and under the care of Vitas Hospice. The daughter of the late Clifford and Eleanor (Sampson) Lloyd, Sandra was born in Collins, NY on May 19, 1940. On July 29, 1961 she married Edward “Ed” Miller, with whom she shared 58 years of loving marriage. Formerly of Sandusky, NY, Sandra and Ed were Florida “Snowbirds” for a number of years before making Citrus County, FL their permanent home 4 years ago. She was a Christian by faith, and a member of the Sandusky Baptist Church. Sandra loved to socialize with others and was a member of the Red Hat Society and the Freedom Seniors. In her spare time, she liked to read and enjoyed cooking and baking. She also loved traveling the country with her husband in their RV, where she was able to meet many wonderful people and make lifelong friends over the years. In addition to her loving husband Ed, those left to mourn Sandra’s passing include her sons: Troy Miller and his wife Rhonda of Yorkshire, NY, Brian Miller of Inverness, FL; daughter, Staci Biscaro and her husband Anthony of Yorkshire, NY; stepdaughter, Sandy Weldon of Blairsville, GA; grandchildren: Brandon, Dylan (Courtney), Drew (Adam), Ana, Derek and Dominic; and great grandchildren: Bryce, Bentlee, Kailyn, Kaleb and Killian. Sandra was preceded in death by her son, Drew Miller in 1985. She was also preceded in death by brother, Terry Childs; and sisters: Betty Esposito and Olive Trippi. Sandra’s family is currently making plans for a memorial service in New York at a later date. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Thomas Mills

Thomas J Mills, 69, Inverness, FL
Thomas James Mills, age 69, of Inverness, FL passed away at his home on June 4, 2019. Thomas was born to the late Thomas and Muriel Frances (Harrison) Mills in Lackawanna, NY on October 1, 1949. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and was a Veteran of the Vietnam War. Thomas was Catholic by faith and made Florida his home 30 years ago after relocating from Buffalo, NY. He was employed as an over the road truck driver for over 30 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing and going out for boat rides. Thomas also loved spending time with his youngest son and his grandchildren. Those left to mourn Thomas’ passing include his loving wife of 12½ years, Molly; his son, Thomas Mills, Jr.; stepchildren: Johnny White and his fiancée Michelle, Crystal Cornwell and her husband Thomas Cornwall, Pauline Brinkerhoff and her husband Jeremy Malatt, Sarah Brinkerhoff, Raquel Alfonso, Chyanna Alfonso; brother, Jimmy Mills; sister, Judy Paepke and her husband Tim; grandchildren: Keyanne, Katreana, Kamirra, Keisha, Kilynn, Jeremy JR, Jacob, Tommy, Tasha, Vanessa, Mitchell, Skilynn, Jeremy JR, Jace, Aubree, Adrian, Grace, Nelson JR; nieces: Colleen Green, Judy Cruden. Thomas is also survived by 2 other sons and 2 other daughters. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Frederick Muroff

Frederick M Muroff, 86, Inverness, FL
Frederick Michael Muroff, age 86, Inverness, FL passed away July 1, 2019 at Citrus Health & Rehab. Fred was born in Buffalo, NY on November 8, 1932 to the late Fred M. and Mayme (Alex) Muroff and came to this area in 1994 from Erie, PA. He was employed at the Erie, PA plant for General Electric Corporation as a Winder and Assembler with 25 years of service and was a Korean War Veteran in the U.S. Army. He attended the First Christian Church of Inverness, was involved in a clown ministry, and also the Kairos (prison) ministry. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 47 years, Rachel Woodward Muroff; 1 son, William Muroff, Erie, PA; 2 step sons, Keith Rogers, Kersey, PA and Dean Rogers, Bolder, CO; 3 daughters, Cindy Shilling, Erie, PA; Vikki Muroff, Garland, TX; Kelly Muroff, Erie, PA; a half brother, Paul Crowe, North East, PA; half sister, Mary Kunik, Wattsburg, PA; 3 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and 2 step grandchildren. There will be a Celebration of Life Service scheduled for Monday, July 8, 2019 at 10:00 AM at the First Christian Church of Inverness with The Rev. Tom Thomas officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send your memorials to: First Christian Church of Inverness, 2018 Colonade Street, Inverness, FL 34453 Cremation care under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Theresa Newberry

Theresa M Newberry, 78, Inverness, FL
Theresa M. Newberry, age 78, Inveness FL passed away at home on May 31, 2019. Terry was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 25, 1940 to the late Charles J. and Marie (Lynch) Magee. She moved to Citrus County in 1986 from St Petersburg, FL. After graduating from high school Terry worked for Bell Telephone Company. She was then recruited by an advertising company in St. Petersburg. She worked with her father in his accounting business and when he died she inherited his business. She closed it when she retired and moved to Floral City, but continued as an accountant at H & R Block. She became president of the Floral City Garden Club and an active member of the Floral City Historical Society. She was also an active member of St Margaret’s Episcopal Church. Left to mourn her passing is her daughter, Marian Borchers of Inverness and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry R. Newberry on December 20, 2018 and a brother, Charles Joseph Magee. There will be a Requiem scheduled for Terry on Friday, June 7, 2019 at 10:00 AM at St Margaret’s Episcopal Church with Pastor Eugene Reuman as celebrant. There will be a reception at the church following service. Committal service will take place at Florida National Cemetery at a later day. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family.


Joseph O'Malley

Joseph R O'Malley, 89, Hernando, FL
Joseph Raymond O’Malley, age 89, a resident of Hernando, FL and Columbus, OH, passed away at Bayfront Health at Seven Rivers Hospital in Crystal River, FL on June 12, 2019. Joseph was born on June 24, 1929 in Columbus, OH to the late Joseph and Katherine (Nagy) O’Malley. He proudly served his country as a member of the National Guard for 2 years. Joseph was an Electrical Foreman by trade and a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). He was married to his wife Joan for 67 years. Joseph and Joan became “Snowbirds” in 1990, traveling from Ohio to spend the winter months in Florida. He loved animals and liked keeping and training harness horses. In addition to his loving wife Joan, Joseph is survived by his son, Mark O’Malley of Clearwater; daughters: Patty Kinsey of Texas, Carol Thompson and Susan Griffin of Columbus, OH; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Jack Paschall

Jack A Paschall, 64, Floral City, FL
Jack A. Paschall, 64, Floral City, FL passed away April 21, 2019 at his residence. He was born in Garfield Heights, OH on June 13, 1954. Jack served our country in the U.S. Army, and was an automobile mechanic. He arrived in this area in 1995, coming from Brandon, FL and enjoyed shooting and working. He was preceded in death by his mother, Isabelle D. (Pulia) Paschall. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Skotricia Paschall. Other survivors include his father, Clint D. Paschall, brothers James, Jerry, and Bobby Paschall; sisters Mary Williams and Connie Paschall. Graveside services with honors is scheduled for Friday, May 3, 11:30 A.M. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Carmen Perez

Carmen I Perez, 69, Lecanto, FL
Carmen Iris Perez, 69, Lecanto, FL, formerly of Inverness, passed away April 22, 2019 in Bayfront Seven Rivers Hospital in Crystal River. Carmen was born in Puerto Rico on June 15, 1949 to the late Juan and Cecelia Del Valle and moved to Florida in 2006 from Bayshore, NY. She was a retired Therapist for Sagamore Children’s Hospital on Long Island as well as other state facilities. She was a member of the Hernando United Methodist Church where she was very active in all of their activities. She was a member of the church’s Esther Circle and the Women’s Guild as well. Carmen enjoyed reading, crocheting, crafting, and working on her computer. Left to cherish her memory are three daughters, Irisol Perez of Pompano Beach, FL; Loudes Perez of Lecanto, FL and Evette Aviles, Las Vegas, NV; 2 brothers, William Vargas and Daniel Del Valle, both of New York; 3 sisters, Rosa Colon and Lucy Del Valle, both of Puerto Rico, and Naomi Del Valle of New York. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson Perez in 2011 and a brother, Juan Del Valle. Carmen’s life will be honored at a Celebration of Life Service on Saturday, April 27, 2019, 2:00 PM at the Hernando United Methodist Church with Rev. David Spaulding officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the church in honor of Carmen’s memory. Cremation with care under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


James Perez

James Perez, 85, Inverness, FL
James Perez, 85 of Inverness, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2019 under the care of his family and Hospice at Vitas Hospice in Lecanto. Born on January 18, 1934 in New York, NY, to the late Rogelio and Emilia (Santana) Perez, Jim came to Citrus County in 1987 from Southington, CT. He retired from the Otis Elevator Company as a draftsman with over 30 years of service. Jim was a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, a US Navy Veteran, and a member of the Spanish American Club of Citrus County. He was an accomplished photographer, he enjoyed woodworking, bowling and loved traveling and camping. Jim was always hosting pool parties and BBQ’s. He also joined the “Hen House” veteran’s breakfast club, where he was an official “Rooster”. Left to cherish his memory are his children; Jim Perez, Jr. and his wife Terry, of Inverness, Diane Kaufman and husband Wayne, of Westbury, NY, and Debora Davis and her husband, James, of Archer, FL; 7 grandchildren: Tanya, Jason, Cory, Nicholas, Rebecca, Seth Michael and Stefanie; 2 great grandchildren, Lexus and Connor and a great granddaughter on the way. A special thank you to Christy Bahhur, for her care of both Jim and his wife, Josephine . Jim was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Josephine on July 8, 2017 and his brother Raul Perez. A Celebration of Life service for Jim will be conducted on Monday, June 3, 2018 at 11:00 AM, with Rev. Raul Toro, Jr., officiating, at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, in Inverness. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until service time. Graveside committal services with military honors will be conducted on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 10:00 AM from the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The procession for the cemetery will leave the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Wednesday at 9:15 AM.


Loretta Philips

Loretta E Philips, 80, Lecanto, FL
Loretta Elizabeth Philips, age 80 of Lecanto, FL passed away June 14, 2019 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Philips was born in Philadelphia, PA on December 27, 1938 to the late Edward and Anna (Kalix) Layton. She was a homemaker and of the Catholic Faith. Left to cherish her memory are her children: Susan Brink of Media, PA; John Philips of Pennsylvania; Peggy Lodise and husband Rinaldo Barbier of Lecanto, FL; Robert Philips and wife Janine of Glenolden, PA; 1 brother, John Layton; 17 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. She had a son, Edward Philips whom preceded her in death. Services and burial will be at a later date in Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, PA. Cremation with care provided by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Robert Rainey, Jr.

Robert Rainey, Jr., 78, Inverness, FL
Robert Rainey, Jr., 78 of Inverness, passed away May 3, 2019 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. He was born in Kearney, NJ on March 14, 1941 to the late Robert and Mary (Johnson) Rainey, Sr., and came to Citrus County in 2014 from North Carolina. Robert was a sheet metal worker in the construction industry, in New Jersey. He enjoyed fishing and wood working. He is survived by his loving companion, Arleen Howell and his special friend, Dodger, the dog. Graveside committal services with military honors, for Robert, will be conducted on Thursday, May 8, 2019 at 11:30 AM from the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Friends are invited to call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness from 9:30 AM until 10:45 AM when the procession will leave for the cemetery.


Patricia Rambuski

Patricia J Rambuski, 70, Inverness, FL
Patricia Jean Rambuski, 70, Inverness, FL passed April 21, 2019 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. A native of Olean, NY, she was born August 26, 1948 to the late George and Emily (Acocks) Packer and moved here 13 years ago. She worked with her husband as secretary / office manager for their automotive repair business in New York state. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 52 years, Richard R. Rambuski; 1 son, Brent A. Rambuski, Newberry, FL; 1 brother, George Packer, Olean, NY; 1 sister, Carol Hyrb, Cuba, NY; 2 grandchildren, Drake and Megan. She was preceded in death by a son, Chris Rambuski. The family will arrange a private ceremony at a later date. Cremation care with Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory.


Bob Ramsey

Bob L Ramsey, 89, Lake Wales, formerly of Inverness, FL
Bobbie “Bob” Lee Ramsey, age 89, Lake Wales, FL, formerly of Inverness, FL passed away June 22, 2019 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Auburndale, FL. Bob was born in Casey, IL on October 27, 1929 to the late Earl and Clara (Comer) Ramsey. He served our country in the United States Air Force and was a retired meat cutter. He formerly attended the Living Water Fellowship Church. He is survived by his wife, Shirley (Bates) Ramsey; his step-son, Andrew Youngman, three sons, Robert, Thomas, and Daniel Ramsey; 6 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, and 2 great great grandchildren. Following cremation, Bob’s urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery. Cremation care with Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Anthony Rizzitano

Anthony J Rizzitano, 78, Inverness, FL
Anthony J. Rizzitano, 78, of Inverness, FL passed away June 2, 2019 at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL. He was born in Concord, MA on February 28, 1941 to the late Joseph and Josephine (LaCroix) Rizzitano. Anthony was a restaurant owner/operator and arrived in this area in 2000, coming from Bonita Springs, FL. He was Catholic by faith, and loved to repair and flip houses. His greatest enjoyment was singing. At one time, he was a singing bartender, and he loved singing karaoke. Anthony is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Carol Rizzitano. He is also survived by his children, Joseph Rizzitano and his wife Terry of Londonderry, NH, Joanne Rizzitano of New York, and Suzanne Rizzitano of Leominster, MA; brother Victor Rizzitano and several grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Thomas "TJ" Rochford

Thomas "TJ" Rochford, 32, Inverness, FL
Thomas Joseph “TJ” Rochford, age 32, of Inverness passed away at his home on May 27, 2019. TJ was born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico to Andrea (Cabrera) Rochford and the late Terrence Rochford. He became a resident of Citrus County when he was 5 years old after his family relocated from Puerto Rico. He was employed as the head cook for Angelo’s Restaurant in Beverly Hills. TJ was a past Volunteer Firefighter for the City of Inverness and a talented musician that played the bass guitar. He and his friends from high school formed a band in the early 90’s. In his spare time he enjoyed playing video games and spending time with his family. Those left to mourn TJ’s passing include his mother, Andrea Rochford; sister, Debra DeJesus Jackson and her husband Rafael; brother, Dennis DeJesus and his wife Vanessa; fiancée, Rochelle Berglund; stepson, Kalon Bossinger; 5 nieces; 6 nephews; and the Cabrera Family and Rochford-Paulson Family. On Saturday, June 1, 2019 there will be a Gathering and Sharing of Remembrance for TJ’s family and friends at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.


Carmen Julia Rodriguez

Carmen Julia Rodriguez, 79, Inverness, FL
Carmen Julia Rodriguez, age 79, Inverness FL passed away June 1, 2019 at the Vitas Hospice House in Lecanto. Carmen Julia was born on March 21, 1940 in Utuado, Puerto Rico, to the late Gabriel and Maria Perez Albarran. She and her husband, Luis, moved to Florida in 2002 from Waukegan, IL. Left to mourn her passing is her husband of 60 years, Luis A. Rodriguez; 3 sons, Ruben Rodriguez, Chicago, IL; Ivan Rodriguez, Inverness, FL; Luis A. Rodriguez, Jr., Waukegan, IL; 2 daughters, Maria Elena Fernandez, St. Cloud, FL; Eneida Bermudez, Boynton Beach, FL; 5 brothers: Angel, Rene, Benny, Gabby, and Jessie Albarran; 3 sisters: Mercedes Soto, Lucy Munoz, and Esther Gonzalez; 10 grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Carmen Julia was gifted as a seamstress, florist, gardener and most of all a wonderful cook. She had a strong faith in Jesus Christ and shared her faith through caring for others. She was a woman who knew no stranger, friendly, outgoing and a heart for those in need. When you entered her home there was always a smile and a plate of food. Carmen Julia was infamous for her Puerto Rican "pasteles", people would come from miles around to buy her wonderful homemade food! She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother and woman of God! There will be a Celebration of Life Service on Tuesday, June 4th at 11:00 AM. at Calvary Chapel on 960 South US Hwy 41 in Inverness, FL. Her daughter, Maria Elena Fernandez and other family members and friends will officiate. Burial will follow in Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, FL. Following the burial, a reception will be held at the Calvary Chapel Fellowship Hall. Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL


Carol Rogers

Carol J Rogers, 86, Hernando, FL
Carol Jean Rogers, who was born to Leo and Eunice (Olson) McKenna in Madison, WI on December 12, 1932, died at her home in Hernando, FL on July 6, 2019 with her loving sister by her side. Carol was married to Homer Rogers until his passing on September 27, 2014. She was a Jehovah’s Witness by faith. Those left to mourn Carol’s passing include her sister and caregiver, Kathryn White; nephew, Michael White; and niece, Kelly Reyes. In addition to her husband, Carol was preceded in death by her daughter, Debra and her brother Leo. Carol will be laid to rest with her husband Homer at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Dorothy Rowley

Dorothy J Rowley, 88, Dunnellon, FL
Dorothy J. Rowley, age 88, Dunnellon, FL passed away April 21, 2019 in Seven Rivers Hospital, Crystal River, FL. Dorothy was born in Denver, CO on July 18, 1930 to the late Joseph and Myra (White) Marsh and came to this area in 2013 from High Point, NC. She was an accomplished professional artist. Left to cherish her memory are 4 children: Richard M. Rowley of Myrtle Beach, SC; Patricia Jo Benson of Surfside, SC; Joseph E. Rowley of Valrico, FL; Diane Rowley-Simmons of Dunnellon, FL; 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by 2 sisters. Cremation arrangements are private under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL


Audrey Shallcross

Audrey L Shallcross, 89, Orlando, FL
Audrey Louise Shallcross, 89, passed from death June 10, 2019 to life to join her beloved George, only son Gary, brother Wayne, parents, Edith and John Dupler and nephew Kenneth Hodson. Audrey (Mom) attended Abbington Hospital School of nursing in Philadelphia. She was a secretary in the loan department for Penn Mutual. She met the love of her life when she was sent to the “Jackpot” to buy ice cream for her mother, a diabetic, for whom sweets were her only pleasure. She and George were married to start she thought, a quiet life as the wife of a psychology teacher, Instead, Dad enlisted his junior year of college for WWII and spent 90 days on the front. With a lifelong interest in flying, Dad began his career in the Army after graduating college from F&M, and Mom’s “career” as the perfect Army Colonel’s wife began. They traveled throughout the US and Europe. They were at Ft. Rucker, Ft. Polk, Ft. Benning, Ft. Campbell, Ft. Leavenworth, Washington DC (assigned to the Pentagon), and Maxwell Air Force Base, and had assignments abroad in Stuttgart and Ansbach, Germany and London, England. Audrey maintained the fort and a meticulous household, raising 4 children when George was sent on short tours (and long ones) to South Korea and Vietnam twice. Audrey was a seamstress, exceptional cook, decorator, Red Cross volunteer coordinator and most of all devoted wife and mother. She always wanted to do the right thing and was a caring kind person. She was active as a den mother, Girl Scout/Brownie leader and all around driver. She supported everyone in all activities of choice, including swim team, tennis and sometimes of the “parents” choice: summer camp. Being a seamstress, she was always called upon to make costumes for her children’s plays and even cheerleading uniforms which she did without complaint. Well…maybe a little complaint. Mom and Dad were holiday people and took special care to decorate for each season, including a Valentine Fairy tradition in February. In early years and until retirement to Florida, they loved to entertain and dance and attended many formal functions and not so formal ones. While he was commander for many units, she was the commander of the House, and so dubbed “Queen of the Kitchen”. With her family roots from a farming family in Poland (present day Ukraine), she inherited her father’s green thumb and could make anything grow. She was especially proud of her tomato vegetable garden in Germany. After her stroke, Audrey made a gallant effort to recover and be independent again. Even in therapy she worried that she could not send graduation, birthday, and Christmas cards, or go out to buy the perfect presents for family and friends. Using the phone was difficult for her so she was saving all those calls for when she could return home. Now she is in her true home and while we were graced with 8 extra years, we will all miss her signing off with “Be careful, Be safe, I love you”. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters: Linda Shallcross of Orlando, FL, Karen DiPippa (John) of Little Rock, AR and Diane Shallcross-Stair (Richard) of Grimesland, NC; her brother, Jack Dupler of Pennsylvania; nephews and nieces: grandchildren: Joel (Amanda), Andrew (Morgan), Micah (Kelly), Nikolai (Cydney) and great grandchildren: Paige, Liliana, Thatcher, Italy, Greenlee, and Poppy, and a granddaughter arriving in August. In addition to her husband of 54 years, Col. George W. Shallcross, she was preceded in death by her son, Gary Shallcross. A graveside service of remembrance was held on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 1:00 PM from the Fero Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Beverly Hills, with Fr. Sojan Punakkattu of the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Citrus Springs. A special thanks to Wayne Dupler and family for their support, prayers and kindness and all those too numerous to name, who showed her special care. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to organizations that support veterans and their families, animal rescue organizations, or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness.


John "Buddy" Sims

John "Buddy" H Sims, 76, Floral City, FL
John “Buddy” Hancock Sims, 76, born and raised in Tampa, recently relocated to Floral City, died on June 14, 2019. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force and was a reserve officer for the Tampa Police Department for a number of years, also owning and operating Turn Key Telcom for over 40 years. John loved boating and classic cars. Surviving family members include his son, George Alan Draffin and his wife Lynda of Floral City; sister, Alice Dean of St. Petersburg; step-grand and great grandchildren; nephew, Rick Shoun and his wife Vicki; niece, Sheila Pierce and her husband Bill; beloved grandnieces and grandnephews, and many friends. John was preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years, Myra Caroline Sims on June 5, 2017. A committal service is scheduled for Monday, June 24, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL where full military honors will be rendered by Floral City VFW #7122. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Please visit Legacy.com to leave condolences to the family.


Dave Slaven

Dave Slaven, 72, Hernando, FL
Dave Slaven has gone home to be with the Lord, he passed away surrounded by family on April 18, 2019 in his home of 20 years, located in Citrus County. He was born in Taylor, Michigan to AY and Ruby Slaven on September 29, 1946. Dave was a retired truck driver with the Teamsters Local #299, and was an active member of the American Legion 237, the Legion Riders, Citrus County Honor Guard and the Dunnellon Moose Lodge. Dave is survived by his loving wife, Samantha Slaven, her children as well as his two sons, Kenneth (his wife Lena), David Slaven, two brothers, Ira and Lloyd, many loving grandchildren and a long list of lifetime friends. Dave’s kind and loving soul will be missed by many but never forgotten. The Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 4th at 2:00 PM at the Crystal River Four Square Gospel Church, 1160 North Dunkenfield Ave., Crystal River, FL 34429. “If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart and I’ll stay forever.” Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Elizabeth "Liz" Smith

Elizabeth "Liz" A Smith, 67, Hernando, FL
Elizabeth Ann “Liz” Smith, age 67, Hernando, FL passed away suddenly at home on July 16, 2019. “Liz” was born in Suffern, New York on September 2, 1951 to the late Thomas and Christina (Flanagan) Gormley and came to Florida in 1975 from Saddle River, NJ. Her passion was her family and raising the children, spending as much time with them as possible. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 47 years, Robert H. Smith; 4 children: Tommy Smith and Nikki, B.J. Smith and Angie, Richie Smith and Claudette, all of Hernando, FL, and Christie Smith, Inverness, FL; 4 stepchildren: Jimmie Smith and Vicki, Citrus Springs, FL, Bobby Smith, Vero Beach, FL, Jamie Smith , Hernando, FL, and Kristy White Key, Kissimmee, FL; 1 sister, Eileen Edwards , New York State; 10 grandchildren, many step-grandchildren and great grandchildren. Also, there are many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Halee Benson in June, 2000. There is a Celebration of Life Service scheduled for Friday, July 19, 2019 at 7:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Dave Maddox of the Providence Baptist Church of Bushnell, FL officiating. Interment will follow at a late date in Florida National Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 5:00 PM until the hour of service.


Scott Streicher

Scott Streicher, 57, Inverness, FL
Scott Streicher, 57, of Inverness, FL passed away May 24, 2019 at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto. He was born in Covington, KY on May 28, 1961 to the late Lee George and Sharon (Seal) Streicher. Scott arrived in this area 25 years ago, was a carpenter in the construction industry, and enjoyed spending time with friends. He is survived by his brother David Streicher and his wife Joy of Lecanto, and his sister Tara Couture and her husband Glen of Eureka Springs, AR; 1 niece and 1 nephew. Private cremation with care arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Arvid Swanson

Arvid W Swanson, 90, Inglis, FL
Arvid William Swanson, age 90, Inglis, FL passed away at home on June 2019 under the care of his family and Vitas Hospice. Mr. Swanson was born in Brooklyn, NY on March 3, 1929 to the late Arvid and Dorothy Swanson and moved to this area in 1993 from North Miami, FL. He was a retired Security Officer and served our country proudly in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean conflict where he was wounded and received the Purple Heart. He served with the 1st Battalio, 3rd Marine Division. He retired as a Gunnery Sergeant with 23 years of service. Left to cherish his memory are 5 children: Patrick Swanson and wife Anne of Sugarloaf Key, FL; Christopher Swanson, Tallahassee, FL; Claudia Swanson of Pompano Beach, FL; Laura Lee Ward and husband, Wesley of Tallahassee, FL, and Timothy Hsieh; 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild; 2 Nieces, Linda Ambraz and husband, Pete, and Karen Webb. Another son, Carl Swanson, preceded him in death. Graveside Military Honors will be conducted at Florida National Cemetery on June 6, 2019 at 10:00 with the Marine Corps League officiating. Family and friends may gather at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home at 9:00 and follow the cortege to the cemetery.


James Swartz

James H Swartz, 70, Lecanto, FL
James Howell Swartz, age 70, of Lecanto, FL passed away at his home on May 13, 2019. James was born to the late Donald and Grace (Howell) Swartz on February 3, 1949 in Kingston, PA. He served his country as a member of the United States Navy and was a Vietnam Era Veteran. James was married to Cathy Lee (Brown) for 44 years. He and Cathy made Citrus County, FL their home 40 years ago after relocating from the Largo, FL. A Christian by faith, James attended worship services at the Trinity Independent Baptist Church in Inverness, FL. James was an Architectural Designer by profession and had built many large custom homes, temples and churches. In his spare time he loved playing golf. In addition to his loving wife Cathy, those left to mourn James’ passing include his son, Joshua Swartz and his wife Brianna of Boone, NC; daughter, Jesica da Silva and her husband Antonio of Lawrenceville, GA; brother, Paul Swartz and his wife Charlene Vath of Hernando, FL; sisters: Bonnie Sharp and her husband Bob of Mount Pleasant, SC, Marti Wroughton of Garner, NC, Carolyn Candalieri of Beverly Hills, FL; grandchildren: Taylor Swartz and Joshua da Silva. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Gary Swing, SR

Gary D Swing, SR, 59, Floral City, FL
Gary Dean Swing SR, age 59, of Floral City, FL passed away at his home on May 30, 2019. Gary was born to the late Theodore and Lois (Curry) Swing on November 5, 1959 in Fort Myers, FL and was a lifelong Floridian. He was a heavy equipment mechanic by trade and could repair just about anything. Gary served in the United States Navy and was a member of Floral City VFW #7122. He spent a great deal of time collecting for Veteran’s Charities. Gary loved racing, especially figure 8 racing, figure 8 school bus racing and street stock racing. He enjoyed fishing and was a great cook that liked fixing barbeque while spending time with his family and friends. He especially treasured the time he spent with his daughter Casey. Gary will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Those left to mourn Gary’s passing include his daughters: Casey Swing, Lisa Ann (Bill) Barter, Logan Santmyer; sons: Gary Swing JR, Ricky Mitchell; brothers, Theodore Swing, Jr., Darryl (Jean) Eldon; sisters: Juanita Swing, Joy (Larry) Everett, Lisa (Laurie Frutchey) Swing; sister in law, Iva Lou Eldon; 6 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; and his loving girlfriend, Janet Noble. In addition to his parents, Gary was preceded in death by his brother, Phillip Eldon. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate and welcome donations to help offset the cost of Gary’s final expenses.


Shirley Swords

Shirley H Swords, 84, Inverness, FL
Shirley H. Swords, age 84, of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on Monday, May 6, 2019. Shirley was born to the late Marvin James and Rachel Marie (Laughlin) Andrews on November 29, 1934 in Somers Point, NJ. She was married to David Swords for 32 years until his passing on June 11, 2018. Shirley and David made Florida their home 23 years ago after relocating from Michigan. She was an avid sports fan and especially loved the Michigan State Spartans. Shirley loved her schnauzer, Brady and adored her family. She was always one to care for and look out for the best interest of others. Those left to mourn Shirley’s passing include her daughters: Karen Chambers and Delynn Rodriguez; brother, Russell Andrews; grandchildren: Zachary McGuigan and Jarid Richards; and great grandchild, Maddix McGuigan. In addition to her loving husband, Shirley was preceded in death by her sisters, Joan and Peggy. Shirley’s family plan to hold a memorial service for her in Lansing, MI, at a later date. Her urn will be laid to rest at the Delta Township Cemetery in Lansing, MI. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Claude Wagner

Claude S Wagner, 92, Beverly Hills, FL
Claude S. Wagner, age 92, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away at Diamond Ridge Health and Rehab Center in Lecanto on April 28, 2019. Claude was born on October 22, 1926 in Albany, N.Y. to the late Claude and Mildred (Smith) Wagner. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and was a Veteran of World War II. After his military service he went on to become a Weapons Arsenal Safety Manager for the United States Government. On January 26, 1973 he married Audrey (Carpenter) with whom he shared 46 years of marriage. Claude and Audrey made Citrus County their home in 1991 after relocating from Albany, N.Y. and attended worship services at the Crystal River United Methodist Church. In his spare time he enjoyed bowling and was a talented organ player. In addition to his loving wife Audrey those left to mourn Claude’s passing include his children: Gail Ann Tagliaferro and her husband Anthony of Albany, N.Y., Carolyn Duel and her husband Greg of Gansevort, N.Y., Michael Wagner and his wife Sherry of Greenfield Center, N.Y., William Frederick Wagner and his wife Joyce of Rochester, N.Y., Katherine Giovannitti and her husband Ed of Albany, N.Y., Mary Elizabeth Iaquinta and her husband Maurice of Greenfield Center, N.Y.; stepdaughters: Sally Plummer and Danny Davis of Albany, N.Y., Karen Plummer and George Ramos of Fort Myers, FL, Nancy O’Malley of Beverly Hills, FL; and a great many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Claude was preceded in death by son, Stanley “Pete” Wagner. A celebration of Claude’s life is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor David Rawls of the Crystal River United Methodist Church officiating and will be followed by a tribute from the Inverness Elks Lodge #2522. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Richard Wakefield

Richard G Wakefield, 81, Inverness, FL
Richard Gilbert Wakefield, age 81, Inverness, FL passed away April 25, 2019 at the Life Care Center in Lecanto. Mr. Wakefield was born in Livonia, MI on March 26, 1938 to the late Alvin and Clara (Blotkamp) Wakefield and moved to Citrus County from Bushnell in 1994. He was a retired truck driver and served our country in the U.S. Air Force, being discharged in 1957. “Dad was known by many as a jolly, joyful, big teddy bear. Loved by all Grandpa’s hugs were the best, he always make you feel warm and safe in his big arms.” Left to cherish his memory are 2 children, Richard Wakefield of Indiana and Deborah Hughes and her husband, Scott, Floral City; 6 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Wakefield on August 5, 2014, his son, Dennis Wakefield in 2006; 1 brother, Alvin Wakefield, and his 2 sisters, Betty Baldwin and Dolores Walters. Military Honors are scheduled at Florida National Cemetery on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 11:30 AM where full military honors will be rendered by Floral City VFW Post #7122 Honor Guard. Friends may meet at the funeral home and visit the family from 10:00 AM until the procession departs for the cemetery at 10:45 AM. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory assisted the family with arrangements.


Chester Walsh

Chester L Walsh, 87, Hernando, FL
Chester L. Walsh, 87, of Hernando, FL passed away June 25, 2019 at his residence in Hernando. He was born on September 18, 1931 in Quincy, MA to the late Chester Leo and Esther (Dolan) Walsh, Sr. Chester was a manager for General Electric Aircraft Engine Division, and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He arrived in this area in 2006, coming from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Chester was a Christian by faith, and enjoyed reading. He is survived by his loving wife Marion Walsh. Other survivors include his daughters Christina Brooks and her husband Gary of Detroit, MI, Suzanne Walsh of San Diego, CA, Elizabeth Fowler of San Diego, and Maria Jump of Charleston, SC; step brother John Fleming of Lecanto, FL; 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Roy Waters

Roy E Waters, 64, Crystal River, FL
Roy Edward Waters, Jr., 64, Crystal River, FL passed away suddenly at home on July 1, 2019. "Rusty" was born in Cincinnati, OH to Roy Edward Waters, Sr and Linda Lou (Glasburnner) Waters and came to this area 5 years ago from Midlothian, VA. He was a talented musician and song writer as well as a very gifted and meticulous carpenter and woodworker. He could create most anything from wood. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Devan D. Waters and her two children, Jackson and Kaleb Dodge of Vershire, VT; and Ashley Carter and her daughter, Makennah of Erlanger, KY; his mother, Linda Waters of Crystal River, FL; 2 brothers, Michael Waters of Williamsburg, OH and Daniel Waters of Batavia, OH; his sister, Tammy Lynn Waters-Hynes of Bay City, MI. He was preceded in death by his father. There will be a Celebration of Life scheduled by his family at a later date. Cremation with care was provided by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


John Williamson

John S Williamson, 91, Hernando, FL
John Stanley Williamson (better known as Jack), age 91, of Hernando, FL passed away May 5, 2019 at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto. Jack was born on December 6, 1927 in Watertown, SD to the late Stanley Keith and Patience (Skinner) Williamson. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps for 28 years retiring as a Master Gunnery Sergeant. Jack was a Veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was married to Annie “Sybil” (Beckum) for 36 years. Jack and Sybil made Citrus County their home 23 years ago after relocating from Albany, GA. He was an award winning golfer and had played in the Golden Senior Olympics. Jack also loved to cruise the Caribbean with Sybil and travel around the country from Alaska to Florida in his motor-home. In addition to his loving wife Sybil, those left to mourn Jack’s passing include his sons: David and Michael Williamson; daughters: Linda Williamson and Rhea Williamson, Lisa Dellicker; stepdaughters: Fannie Smallwood, Frances Sybil Branstetter, Lawanna Gail Breest; twelve grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Jack was preceded in death by his sister, Sandra and stepdaughter, Helen Patricia Zimmerman. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Friday, May 31, 2019 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home and will be conducted by the Reverend Greg Kell of Cornerstone Baptist Church officiating. Military honors will be rendered by Hernando VFW #4252 Honor Guard. Friends are invited to join Jack’s family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


George Wise

George J Wise, 96, Inverness, FL
George Joseph Wise, 96, Inverness, Florida passed away June 21, 2019 at the Vitas Hospice House in Lecanto, FL. Mr. Wise was born in Brooklyn, NY on June 8, 1923 to the late George W. and Anna (Schauer) Wise and moved to Florida in 1981 from Long Island, NY. He worked for Long Island Lighting as a sub-station inspector with 32 years of service and served our country in the Army Air Corp during WW II. After moving to Florida, he became a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. He enjoyed carpentry, fishing, and boat building. Left to cherish his memory are 4 daughters: Carol (Mike) Stewart of Bayshore, NY; Ginny (Bob) Joseph, Jacksonville, FL; Patty (Matthew) VanBourgondien, East Hampton, CT; Dotti (Tom) Christiansen, Inverness, FL. There are 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife of 70 years, Dolores Wise on Dec. 27, 2013; his son, George “Mickey” Wise, Jr. in 2018; 3 brothers, William, Charles, and Joseph Wise, and his sister, Mary Mileleczjak. He also lost 2 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, July 1, 2019 at 12:00 Noon from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit the family at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home from 9:30 until the cortege departs promptly for the church at 11:45 A.M. For those who wish to donate in Mr. Wise’s memory, please consider Vitas Community Connections. This organization assists hospice patients and families in need. Their website is: Vitas Community Connection. Org.


Jon Zimmerman

Jon F Zimmerman, 73, Inverness, FL
Jon Fredric Zimmerman, 73, of Inverness, FL passed away April 21, 2019 at his residence in Inverness. He was born in Robbinsdale, MN on February 24, 1946 to the late Roy and Rosemary (Smith) Zimmerman. Jon served our country honorably in the U.S. Navy, and worked as a Stationary Engineer of the Eastman Kodak Company for 15 years. He arrived in this area in 2009 coming from Minnesota, and was a Christian by faith. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing poker. Jon is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Gloria Zimmerman. Other survivors include his daughters, Victoria Borgeson and her husband Gary, Valerie VanAuker, and Paula Preston, all of Inverness, and Heather Junkert and her husband Tim of Fridley, MN; 8 grandchildren, Joshua, Christine, Karsen, Cody, Shaye, Joe, Steven, and Jon; and 5 great grandchildren and Jon’s special friends, Stephen Forder and Larry McIntyre. A Celebration of Jon’s life is scheduled for Saturday, May 11, 11:00 A.M. at the First Christian Church of Inverness, with Pastor Tom Thomas officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Donald Zugelder

Donald F Zugelder, 74, Beverly Hills, FL
Donald Frederick Zugelder, age 74, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL on May 16, 2019. Donald was born to the late John and Lena Mae Zugelder on July 3, 1944 in Dayton, OH. He was a very social and outgoing person that enjoyed sitting on his front porch and chatting with friends and neighbors. Donald also enjoyed watching t.v. and absolutely loved his pit bull mix dog, “Sweetie”. Those left to mourn his passing include his daughter, Patricia Viars of West Carrollton, OH; brother, Jack Zugelder of Brookville, OH; two grandchildren; and his dear friend of 20 years, Kent Walston of Beverly Hills, FL. Donald was preceded in death by his wife, Gwen in 2005, and his sister, Joanne Pridemore. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.