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Esther Alexander

Esther L Alexander, 88, Beverly Hills, FL
Esther L. Alexander, 88, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away at home on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. Esther was born on March 23, 1930 and came to Citrus County 20 years ago from Keuka Park, NY. Prior to retirement she worked as a waitress and attended the Family Fellowship Church in Beverly Hills, FL. During the spring time and at holidays, Esther sang with a group that would perform at nursing homes. When she lived in New York, she would visit nursing homes in Penn Yan for 25 years providing hair care to the residents. She loved shopping, was a great Mom and enjoyed being with her family. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 47 years, William Lee Alexander; children: Kenneth Walters and wife Denise, of Bath, NY, Jeffrey Walters and wife Nancy, of Bath, NY, Karen Russell and husband Paul of Beverly Hills, FL, Linda Soles and husband Thomas of Hernando, FL, Suzanne Lebans and husband Mark of Queens Creek, AZ, Rick Alexander and wife Carol Toutant of Pepper Pike, OH, Barry Alexander of Penn Yan, N.Y., and Keith Alexander and wife Lynn of Atlanta, GA; 14 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Timothy Soles in 2008, her brother Ernest, and sisters: Erma, Emma, Georgia, Reva and Wilma. A Celebration of Esther’s Life will be held on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM from The Path Ministries, Family Fellowship Church in Beverly Hills, with Stewart Jamison, officiating. Esther will be laid to rest at a later date at the Oak Knoll Cemetery in Keuka Park, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: The Path of Citrus County, 27 S. Melbourne Street, Beverly Hills, FL 34465. Cremation care arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness.


Loren Armstrong

Loren D Armstrong, 71, Inverness, FL
Loren Doyle Armstrong, age 71, of Inverness, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Loren was born to the late Loren Ray and Veda Marcine (West) Armstrong in Enid, OK on November 10, 1947. A Christian by faith, he earned two Doctorate degrees in Divinity and went on to share the Lord’s word as a pastor in Arkansas, Ohio, Kentucky and Florida. On June 30th, 1966 he married Donna (Badger) with whom he shared 52 years of loving marriage. Loren and Donna made Citrus County their home after relocating from Irvine, KY in 1996. He was an extremely talented singer and Elvis impersonator. Loren was the manager of the 24K Gold Music Show for 15 years and had toured and presented the show in venues all over the state of Florida. Hobbies he enjoyed were being part-time travel agent which gave him and his wife the opportunity to take 77 cruises together over the years. They visited many beautiful destinations but, Belize was their all time favorite destination as it completely “stole their hearts”. In addition to his loving wife Donna, those left to mourn Loren’s passing include his son, Denny and his wife Marlene of Homosassa, FL; daughter, Tammy Ewry and her husband Tim of Inverness, FL; sister, Janelle Myers and her husband Delbert of Belize; grandchildren: David, Roxanna and her husband Daniel Defazio, Matthew, Lauren, Melissa; and one great granddaughter that is on the way. Loren was preceded in death by granddaughter, Courtney Ewry in 1992. Per his request and final wishes, there will be no funeral service. Cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Jacqueline Asher

Jacqueline L Asher, 80, Citrus Springs, FL
Jacqueline Leah Asher, age 80, of Citrus Springs, FL passed away at her home while surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Jacqueline was born on January 25, 1939 in Lainsgburg, MI to the late Naaman Elden and Theola Helene (Brewer) Holder. On July 4, 1959 she married Kenneth E. Asher with whom she shared 56 years of loving marriage until his passing on Oct 27 2015. She enjoyed travelling and experiencing new places. Between her father being a member of the United States Navy and Air Force and her husband being a member of the United States Air Force she travelled extensively throughout her life and lived in many different areas of the world. She enjoyed traveling with her son and husband around the United States to visit relatives and visit historic sites along the way such as Mount Rushmore and Yellowstone Park. When she and Ken settled in Citrus Springs for their “Golden Years” she often said it was her favorite place to be of all the places that she had been. Jacqueline was a Club Manager at K.I. Sawyer AFB in upper Michigan and at Offutt AFB in Omaha, NE. She was particularly proud of her work at Offutt since it is the location of the USAF Strategic Air Command. She was an incredibly talented artist that created many beautiful oil paintings, and several other wondrous works of art in other mediums. Jacqueline had been an avid bowler up in to her 60s and a gifted trumpet player in her youth. She enjoyed gardening but especially enjoyed gardening and growing tomatoes and flowers with her daughter in law Erika. She kept up with current events and had an informed opinion on most subjects of importance. Jacqueline also loved hummingbirds. This fondness was developed as she spent many hours watching them from her window at home in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula while recovering from cancer in 1995. She enjoyed many types of music and especially liked it when her son and sister would play their guitars and sing for her. An excellent fisherman, she would not only catch the largest but also the most fish whenever she would go on fishing trips with family and friends. Those left to mourn Jacqueline’s passing include her loving son, Clinton Asher and his wife Erika of Beverly Hills, FL; her beloved sister and caregiver Suzie Benko and her husband Steve of St. Ignace, Mi; grandchildren: Angelena, Kenny, Elizabeth, and Raechel. Jacqueline will be laid to rest with her husband at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of 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.


Ordella Bailey

Ordella M Bailey, 82, Lake Panasoffkee, FL
Ordella Mae Bailey, age 82, of Lake Panasoffkee, FL passed away at her home on February 28, 2019. Ordella was born on January 11, 1937 in Logan, W.V. to the late Roy and Susie (Collins) Johnson and made Florida her home in 2003 after relocating from Ohio. She was Christian by faith and enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by her son, Chester Dempsey of Lake Panasoffkee, FL; daughters: Tami Horn and her husband Mitchell of Groveport, OH, Kathy Cramer of Newark, OH; and five grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to the family. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Claire Baldinelli

Claire A Baldinelli, 91, Lecanto, FL
Claire A. Baldinelli, age 91, of Lecanto, FL passed away at Superior Residences on April 16, 2019. Claire was born to the late Peter and Agnes (Lynch) Love in Boston, MA on August 31, 1927. She is survived by sons: Garfield Aucoin and his wife Dorothea of Lecanto, FL, David Aucoin and his wife Robyn of Georgetown, MA; daughter in law, Joyce Aucoin of South Windsor, CT; three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Claire was preceded in death by her son, Stephen Aucoin in July 2011. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


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.


John Beagan

John T Beagan, 81, Lecanto, FL
John Thomas Beagan, 81 of Lecanto, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Born on July 24, 1937 in Staten Island, NY, to the late Thomas C. and Margaret (Beck) Beagan, he came to Citrus County in 2007 from Columbia, KY. He was a US Army Reserve veteran and a member of St. Scholastica Parrish in Lecanto. John was an automotive consultant, a leader in the automotive industry. He introduced the Certified Program to manufacturers such as Volkswagen, Toyota and Ford. He was an avid Yankee fan and a die hard Notre Dame Fan. John enjoyed traveling and exploring new places in his motor home. He was a volunteer for Citrus County “Teen Court”, and worked as a bailiff at the courthouse. John started his own company “Street Smart, Inc.”, developing innovative sales strategies. He always had time for his family and friends, sharing his experiences, hopes and dreams and telling great stories. He was a kind and generous person and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 43 years, Jacquelyn Beagan; his children: Brian (Norma) Beagan, Kathleen (Simon) Tanner, Kelly (Chris) Hanson; his siblings: Michele (Robert) Cregan and William (Jean) Beagan; his grandchildren: Samantha and Colin; his nieces and nephews: Stacey (David) Seidenstucker, Thomas (Tracey) Beagan, Thomas (Amber) Cregan, Erin Cregan, Ryan Beagan, Sean Beagan, Colin Beagan and Caitlyn Beagan; great nieces and nephews: Madison and Cameron Seidenstucker, Tyler (Taylor) Beagan and Trent Beagan. He also leaves a host of cousins and friends. A Service of Remembrance for John will be conducted on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 11 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness, with Fr. James Johnson, of St. Scholastica Parrish officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: www.woundedwarriorproject.org


Joseph Beckman

Joseph K Beckman, 90, Beverly Hills, FL
Joseph Keith Beckman, age 90, Beverly Hills, FL went home to be with his Lord March 28, 2019. He was a patient at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Mr. Beckman was born in Richmond, IN, one of 6 children, on August 11, 1928 to the late J. Carl and Lou Marie (Gehring) Beckman. He and his wife, Digna, moved to Beverly Hills in 1995 from Atlanta, GA. He was retired as a Product Control Manager from the Wayne Corporation in Richmond, IN after 31 years of service. Joe and his wife owned two food service businesses in Atlanta, GA, where they continued to work until retirement age. As Joe moved to five different states, he was a faithful member of the Lutheran Church, and served as President of the congregation in Richmond, IN. He chaired several church Boards and Committees; in Blytheville, AR and was a counselor in the church Youth Program. In Sidney, OH; he was an Elder in the church; in Atlanta, GA he was involved in the establishment of “Open Arms” for pre-schoolers and the evangelism program; at First Lutheran Church, Inverness he taught Sunday School, and served as Head Elder of the congregation. He sang in the choir in all five Lutheran churches. Joe enjoyed Little League Baseball and coached a Pony League team through their championship season in Blythville, AR. In Beverly Hills he volunteered for the Meals on Wheels Program and driving patients to their doctor’s appointments; also he was active in the Home Owners Association and served as treasurer. He also loved playing golf with his VFW buddies and neighbors. Joe served his country in the 1st Calvary of the United States army during the occupation of Japan. He was honorably discharged in January 1948. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 68 years, Digna Scudder Beckman; 3 adoring children and their spouses; David J. Beckman and wife, Debra of Longwood, FL; Douglas J. Beckman and wife, Beverly of Harrison, AR; Jolynn K. Riney and husband, Rick of Woodstock, GA; 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren whom he enjoyed, and numerous caring nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Robert, John, and William Beckman, Neola Stephenson and Dorothy Roby. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 11:00 AM from the First Lutheran Church of Inverness with Rev. Tom Beaverson officiating. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial in Joe’s name to the First Lutheran Church of Inverness. Cremation with care under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


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.


Regina Bowe

Regina A Bowe, 92, Inverness, FL
Regina Ann Bowe, 92 of Inverness, passed away at home on Monday, February 25, 2019. Born in Manhattan, NY on September 14, 1926 to the late Andrew and Juliana DeVera, she came to Citrus County in 1996 from Wading River, Long Island, NY. Regina was Catholic by faith, a homemaker who loved her babies and children, and just being a mother. She liked planting and gardening and especially loved animals. Left to cherish her memory are her children: James Quadarella and wife Norma of Staten Island, NY, Raymond Bowe and wife Nancy of Center Moriches, NY, Martin Bowe and companion, Julie of Inverness, Linda Boehl and husband Bill of Inverness and Regina Migdalski and husband Robert; sister, Virginia Galino; seven grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Raymond on August 4, 1998 and sister, Dorothy Garson. Private cremation with care arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


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.


Macarious Buchanan

Macarious Buchanan, 74, Inverness, FL
Macarious “Carrie” Buchanan, 74 of Inverness, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Vitas Healthcare Hospice in Lecanto. Carrie was born in New Britain, CT on March 27, 1944 to the late Leslie Charles and Virginia Rita (Ormsby) Williams. She came to Citrus County in 2017 from Connecticut. Carrie was a vocational job coach and Catholic by faith. She loved crafting, sight seeing while riding in the car and she especially enjoyed spending time with her husband and family. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 54 years, Larry Buchanan; 2 daughters: Janette “Jan” Cameron and her husband Brendon of Middletown, CT and Tina Buchanan of North Guilford, CT; her sister, Maureen Merola and her grandson Joey Hawkes. A visitation with gathering of family and friends will be held on Sunday, March 17, 2019 from 3:00 PM until 4:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness. Additional services will be at a later date in Connecticut. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to www.vitascommunityconnection.org in Carrie’s name to Program 78, Team 864.


Robert Buck

Robert L Buck, 89, Inverness, FL
Robert (Bob) L. Buck, 89, Inverness, FL passed away March 22, 2019 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Arbyrd, Missouri on June 11, 1929 to the late James Buck and Ina Lou (Layne) Buck. Bob was a Journeyman Machinist working on automation equipment in St. Louis, Missouri. He arrived in this area in 1979, coming from O’Fallon Missouri. He was Baptist by faith, and enjoyed Cardinal baseball, golfing, fishing, and hunting, Bob was a long time member of the Inverness Golf and Country Club. He is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, “Bea” Nunnery Buck; daughter Donna Martin and her husband John of Inverness; brother Sam Buck of Missouri, sisters Loretta Moore of Texas and Barbara Suber of Arkansas; son, Wayne Nunnery of Illinois; 3 grandchildren: Scott, Michael and Todd Martin; 4 great grandchildren and 12 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Graydon Buck and sister, Georgia Hogeland. Robert served our country honorably in the U.S. Army. His urn will be laid to rest on Monday May 6, 2019 at 11 AM. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL with military honors. Family and friends attending National Cemetery service to meet at Chas. E. Davis funeral home at 10:00am on May 6, 2019. Cremation care arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Alice Budd

Alice E Budd, 74, Hernando, FL
Alice Elaine Budd, 74, Hernando, FL passed into the presence of her loving savior March 17, 2019 at Vitas Hospice in Lecanto surrounded by family. Alice was born in East Stroudsburg, PA on November 12, 1944 to the late Delbert L. and Violet Heller Frey and moved to this area from Boca Raton, FL. She and her husband, Edwin, owned and operated Alice & Ed’s Market in Easton, PA for many years. She was an active member of Providence Baptist Church in Lecanto. Alice was spontaneous, witty, full of life and passionate about family. Her hobbies included gardening, card making, decorating and shopping. Above all she loved Jesus, which was evidenced even at the end of her life as she witnessed to those caring for her regarding the status of their souls. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 57 years, Edwin J. Budd; 3 children: Cindy L. Hiskell (Raymond), Boca Raton, FL; Joseph E. Budd (Sherry), Boca Raton, FL; Edwin J. Budd Jr. (Sandy), Lake Panasoffkee, FL; her sister, Joyce Washburn, Easton, PA; 11 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren and many other loving relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her three brothers, Kenneth, Donald and Delbert Frey. A funeral service celebrating her life will be conducted Friday, March 22, 2019 at 6:30 PM at the Providence Baptist Church in Lecanto with Reverend Martin Hoffman and Steve Watson officiating. A private burial will follow on Saturday at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Providence Baptist Church, Lecanto, FL. Arrangements entrusted to Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL


Donald Campbell

Donald A Campbell, 82, Inverness, FL
Donald A. Campbell, 82 of Inverness, FL passed away Monday, February 25, 2019 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Donald was born in Detroit, MI on May 9, 1936 to the late Donald S. and Vera M. (Tatterton) Campbell and came to Citrus County in 2002 from Clearwater, FL. He was a retired machinist for Honeywell Industries. Donald enjoyed bowling and doing home improvement projects. He was also an avid golfer and a proud voter poll station volunteer. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of almost 50 years, Joanne; his children: David Campbell, of Wyoming, MI, Bruce Campbell of Boynton Beach, FL, Bob Upton and his wife Susan of Clearwater, FL, Timmy Upton of Hudson, FL, Dale Upton and his wife Theresa of Madison Heights, MI, Rickie Upton of Inverness, FL, Gary Upton and his wife Doreen of Warren, MI, Debra Peacock of West Palm Beach, FL, Dianna Ray of Port Saint Lucie, FL, Dawn Harrison and her husband Dan of Indianapolis, IN, Fran Leu and husband Scott of Cleveland, OH, Sherrie Stradley and her husband Rusty of New Port Richey, FL, Beckie Smith of Hastings, MI, Jackie Sharp and her husband Craig of Harrison, MI; his brothers: Robert Campbell, John Campbell, Bill Campbell; sisters: Carol Gross, Betty Pelshaw, Peggy Nadius; and an enormous amount of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Donald was preceded in death by daughter in law, Bobbie Campbell and son in law, Donald Smith. A Celebration of Life Service for Donald will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 1:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness, with Rev. Greg Kell, of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Inverness officiating. Friends are invited to join Donald’s family in visitation beginning at 12:00 PM until the hour of service. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Peggy Close

Peggy J Close, 71, Lake Panasoffkee, FL
Peggy Joyce Close, of Lake Panasoffkee, passed away on March 19, 2019, with her family by her side. She was born to the late Bunnie and Nellie Lee on Nov. 12, 1947, in Coffee County, Alabama. She is survived by her husband, Robert “Bob” Close who she married in1979, along with her three children: Connie (Jerry) Hays of Lake Panasoffkee, Randy (Meresa) Boutwell of Ocala, and Robert “Bumper” (Jamie) Close of Inverness. Peggy is also survived by her three sisters: Barbara “Ann” Chancey, Judy Mcleroy, Martha Fae “Tina” Tarlton,and very close friend, Donna “Sue” Mitchell. She leaves behind 9 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a host of longtime friends. Peggy is predeceased by her siblings: Bobby Lee, JW Lee, Linda Leverett,and Wynell Bridges, along with her son Russell “Skeeter” Close, her granddaughter, Shyanne Close, and her grandson, Jordan Hays. Peggy loved her family and leaves behind joyful memories. She was a wonderful wife, mother, Nana, aunt, sister, and friend. She had a love for fishing and laughter, and will be greatly missed by her loved ones. Services for Peggy will be held on Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness. The service times are as follows: family at 9:00 a.m., visitation at 10:00 a.m., and a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be held at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at 12:30 p.m. Flowers may be sent to 3075 S. Florida Ave. Inverness Fl, 34450, or donations may be made to the American CancerSociety in memory of her


Ira Cook

Ira J Cook, 83, Floral City, FL
Ira Jean Cook, 83, of Floral City, FL passed away April 11, 2019 at Sunshine Gardens ALF in Crystal River, FL. She was born in Star City, AR on April 30, 1935 to the late Ira and Mabel (Jeffries) Burns. Ira Jean was a loving and dedicated homemaker. She arrived in this area in 1988, coming from Franklin Lakes, NJ and faithfully attended the New Hope United Methodist Church in Istachatta, FL. She loved crafting, and enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family and friends. Ira Jean was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Frances Glover and Motier Dickey. She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, O C Cook. Ira Jean is also survived by her children Glen Cook and his wife Gwen of Crystal River, Keith Cook and his wife Debra of Inverness, Joe Cook and his wife Sue of Amhurst, MA, and Kristy Roberts and her husband Ron of Lutz, FL; 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service for Ira Jean will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Carol Roberts of New Hope United Methodist Church officiating. After the service, Ira Jean will be laid to rest at Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City.


Irene Costa

Irene G Costa, 92, Beverly Hills, FL
Irene G. Costa, 92, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away March 24, 2019 at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL. She was born in Kelsterbach, Germany on June 9, 1926, and was a garment seamstress. Irene arrived in this area 26 years ago coming from MA, and was Catholic by faith. She enjoyed sewing and cooking. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years, Edward Costa. Irene is survived by her son Russell Costa of Beverly Hills, 3 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


LuAnn Craft

LuAnn R Craft, 65, Hernando, FL
LuAnn Rose Craft, 65, of Hernando, FL, passed away suddenly March 16, 2019 at home. LuAnn was born in Freeport, NY on July 29, 1953 to the late Frederick and Kathryn (Mineo) Alm and moved to Florida in 1987 from Long Island, NY. She owned and operated the Dirty Dog Salon in Hernando with her daughter, Kathryn Burke. LuAnn attended the Inverness Church of Christ. LuAnn was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her family and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as Nana. She kept her grandchildren close. She was the heart of our family. She made very close friends all over and touched many hearts. She was dearly loved and will be forever missed everyday. Left to cherish her memory are two children, James P. Craft of Hernando, FL and Kathryn Burke and husband, Patrick, of Ocala, FL; 4 grandchildren: Serenity, Joy, Jordan, and Joseph. She was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip A. Craft on March 14, 2011; her brother, Frederick Alm, Jr. in 2002, and her sister, Sandra Lee Sheppard in 2000. A Celebration of Life for LuAnn is scheduled on Friday, March 29, 2019 at 10:00 am from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Mr. Leon Jennings of the Inverness Church of Christ officiating. Burial will follow at a later date in Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the 5th Circuit Guardian ad Litem Foundation and may be mailed to 34 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, FL 34475.


Billie Crouch

Billie R Crouch, 87, Inverness, FL
Billie Ruth Crouch, age 87, Inverness, FL passed away April 15, 2019 at home. She was born in Bull Run, Virginia on March 31, 1932 to the late William T. and Mintie (Compton) Fletcher and came to this area in 2004 from Amherst, VA. She was employed at the Montgomery County School Board for many years where she served as a principal’s secretary. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Inverness. She enjoyed participating in her church activities and eating out with friends and family. Left to mourn her loss is her husband, James David Crouch, Inverness, FL; her two daughters: Ruth Ellen Beach and her husband Greg, Inverness, FL, and Norma Jean Rishel, Harpers Ferry, WV; her sisters: Dorothy Thorpe, Amhurst, VA and Flossie Wilson, Sutton, WV; 3 grandchildren: Kimberly, Kata, and Tyler; 5 great grandchildren: Savannah, Shane, Colin, Gwen, and Esme. She was preceded in death by brothers: Elden, James, Joseph, Fred, and Earl Fletcher; and sisters; Martha Makely, and Lillian Altman. Billie’s urn will be laid to rest in Florida National Cemetery. Cremation with care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Glenna Damron

Glenna Damron, 100, Inverness, FL
Glenna Damron, 100, of Inverness, FL passed away Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Arbor Trail Rehab & Nursing in Inverness. She was born in Ft. Gay, W.VA on November 17, 1918 to the late Emery and Susie (Dawson) Thompson. Glenna was a homemaker and attended Rutland Baptist Church in Lake Panasoffkee, FL. She arrived in this area in 1984, coming from W. VA. Glenna was very active in her church. She enjoyed exercising with her friends at church, and planning church meals and church visitations. Glenna was preceded in death by her husband Burr Damron in 1985, one son Gerald Damron, one daughter, Wilma Blanc, and 8 siblings. She is survived by her children Dennis Damron and his wife Sharon of Huntington, W.VA, Russell Damron and his wife Kinda of Pennsboro, W.VA, and Doris Cartt and her husband Dan of Inverness; 11 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and 9 great-great grandchildren. Services and burial for Glenna will take place in Wayne, W.VA at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.


Michael Day

Michael P Day, 75, Hernando, FL
Michael Peter Day, age 75, of Hernando, FL passed away at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL on April 12, 2019. Michael was born in Boston, MA to the late Walter and Dorothy Elaine (Andrews) Day on October 4, 1943. He was a Police Officer for the town of Milton Massachusetts for 30 years. On September 17, 1971 he married Judith (Marinucci) with whom he shared 47 years of loving marriage. After retiring from the police force, Michael and Judith made Hernando, FL their home in 1997 to escape the cold winter weather. In his spare time he enjoyed gardening and was a fan of sports, especially NASCAR, the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. Michael also liked muscle cars. In addition to his loving wife Judith, those left to mourn Michael’s passing include his son, Christopher Day and his wife Melissa of Lecanto, FL; daughter, Amanda Day of Hernando, FL; sister, Margot Driscoll and her husband David of Pembroke, MA; and grandchildren: Jaidyn and Isaiah. Michael was preceded in death by his son Michael Andrew Day in 2007. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Bergman Dilbert

Bergman A Dilbert, 88, Hernando, FL
Bergman Aster Dilbert, age 88, of Hernando, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on April 16, 2019 with his loving family by his side. Bergman was born to the late John A. and Ionie (Scott) Dilbert on November 13, 1930 in Cayman Brac, the Cayman Islands. He was married to his wife Larice (Ritch) for 48 years until her passing on January 3, 2003. Bergman joined the Merchant Marines at 17 years of age and retired as a Chief Engineer after 27 years of service. He made Citrus County his home in 1975 after relocating from the Cayman Islands. Bergman owned and operated Dilbert’s Diesel Repair in Inverness for 20 years. He was an avid hunter and loved fishing and being outdoors. He also enjoyed farming and raising animals. Bergman was a “people person” that truly loved meeting and talking with people. Those left to mourn Bergman’s passing include his daughter, Lisa Stoner and her husband Fred of Hernando, FL; son, Dale Dilbert and his wife Patsy of Inverness, FL; sister, Chelsea Brown and her husband Esmond of Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands; grandchildren: Kyle Stoner, Dylan Stoner, Natasha Scotland, Sabrina Adams; and 6 great grandchildren. He also leaves behind his significant love for the past 12 years, Mary Essex of Hernando, FL. In addition to his wife Larice, Bergman was preceded in death by his brother, Norman Scott and sister, Sadie Tibbetts. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is scheduled for Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home and will be conducted by the Reverend Greg Kell of Cornerstone Baptist Church. Friends are invited to join Bergman’s family in visitation beginning at 12:00 PM until the hour of service. Following the service at the funeral home, burial will take place at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Katherine Dittemer

Katherine F Dittemer, 79, Inverness, FL
Katherine Freida Dittemer, age 79, Inverness, FL passed away April 10, 2019 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Mrs Dittemer was born in Newark, NJ on September 9, 1939 to the late Charles VanBlarcum and Eleanor (Voll) VanBlarcum and moved to Florida from New Jersey in 1992. She was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse and a member of the First Christian Church of Inverness. A truly caring, compassionate, and giving woman, Katherine delighted in her family. Her hobbies ranged from crocheting to cooking. Her true passion, however, was doting on her family, singing lullabies, and rocking little ones to sleep. Katherine always did for others. One of her favorite things was having her family together for dinner, and every holiday was at “Nan’s” house. Without fail, she was ready with wisdom, smiles, and hugs. Kathy was a wonderful and Godly woman. Her fun-loving spirit and warm heart will be missed by all who were blessed to know her. Left to cherish her memory are 4 children: Jean Banz and husband, William, Iselin, NJ; Ellen Dittemer, Inverness, FL; Charles “Chip” Dittemer and Karen Gross, both of Inverness; 1 brother, Charles VanBlarcum, Zephyrhills, FL ; 4 grandchildren: Jennifer, Elizabeth, AnnMarie, and Ryan; 3 great grandchildren: Christopher, Charlotte, and Erika. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Charles Dittemer on Jan 12, 2006. She also was preceded by 2 siblings, Richard VanBlarcum and Eleanor Gruman. A Celebration of Katherine’s life is scheduled for Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 2:00 PM from the First Christian Church of Inverness with Rev. Tom Thomas and Dr. Ray Kelly officiating. Burial will follow in Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, FL. The family will receive friends at the church from 1:00 PM until the hour of service. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family.


Phoebe Emmons

Phoebe F Emmons, 92, Inverness, FL
Phoebe F. Emmons, age 92, of Inverness, FL passed away peacefully on April 13, 2019 following a period of declining health. Phoebe was born to Henry and Annie Mae Franklin in Monroe, VA on July 17, 1926. In 1947, she married Hugh B. Emmons of Washington, D.C., and they shared 41 years together until his passing in 1989. Phoebe and Hugh moved from Virginia to Florida and settled on Key Biscayne in 1954, where they raised their sons Brad (also known as Hugh) and his brother Bill. They were members of Key Biscayne Presbyterian Church, and Phoebe was also active in the Key Biscayne American Legion Auxiliary. Phoebe joined the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II and became a Registered Nurse in 1947. Later in her career she returned to college and earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Barry University in 1986. During her 54 years in nursing Phoebe worked at several hospitals and medical facilities, including 17 years with South Florida Blood Service in Miami, where she was manager of donor services. In 2013 Phoebe relocated to Inverness, FL when her son Hugh and his wife Kitty moved to Citrus County. She was a member of Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church in Lecanto and the American Legion Auxiliary in Inverness. Phoebe enjoyed Bible studies, spending time with her family and playing board games with friends. She was also an avid fan of professional sports, particularly football and basketball. Phoebe is survived by her sons Hugh Emmons, Jr. (Brad) and his wife Kitty of Floral City, FL; Bill Emmons and his wife Cris of Houston, TX; her sister Jenny and brother-in-law Charles Zuckerman of Winchester, VA, and three grandchildren and four great grandchildren in Alabama and Texas. Phoebe was predeceased by her brother Bill Franklin and her sisters Emily Green, Gerry Seeds and Billie Tubbs. A memorial service will be held at Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church in Lecanto on Saturday May 4 at 11:00am. Interment at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell FL will take place at a later date. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to The Salvation Army of Citrus County (salvationarmyflorida.org/citrus) and ITEC (www.itecusa.org).


Carolyn Enfinger

Carolyn M Enfinger, 79, Floral City, FL
Carolyn Marie “Katie” Enfinger, 79, Floral City died at home on April 11, 2019 under the care of her family and Hospice. Katie was born in Ft Myers Beach, FL on May 25, 1939 to the late Victor and Mary Elizabeth (Jones) Fine. She moved to Citrus County to be with her daughter, Sue from Sumter County 2 years ago. She worked in the children’s day care profession and enjoyed every minute, especially when she could care for little babies. Left to cherish her memory are six children, Sandra Sue Bray, Vicky Pinkston, Jackie Atwood, Ronda Skipper, Marilyn Fogle, and Mark Enfinger. 1 sister, Dorothy Woolf; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; 3 brothers and sisters, and her daughter, Donna Dieter. Private burial arrangements provided by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL


Arthur Evans

Arthur L Evans, 76, Floral City, FL
Arthur Lamar Evans, 76, Floral City, FL passed away March 22, 2019 at his residence in Floral City. He was born in Bushnell, FL on June 3, 1942 to the late Edward and Fanny (Cannon) Evans. Arthur was an irrigation contractor, and arrived in this area in 1989, coming from Pasco County. He was Baptist by faith, and loved farming, hunting, and fishing. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years. Glenda Faye Evans. Other survivors include his children Clayton Lamar Evans of Floral City, Kelly Rowe and her husband Tim of Floral City; brother Sam Evans; 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Sharon Fontana

Sharon M Fontana, 81, Inverness, FL
Sharon Mae Fontana, 81, of Inverness, FL passed away March 4, 2019 at her residence in Inverness. She was born in Rhinelander, WI on August 30, 1937 to the late Walter Leroy and Hazel Mildred (Shedore) Tanner. Sharon was a homemaker and arrived in this area in 1999, coming form Wisconsin. She was an avid golfer, having won a Point-O-Woods championship. Sharon is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Anthony Fontana. Other survivors include her children Anthony Fontana and his wife June, Sheri Winter and her husband Rick, and Lisa Clark, all of Wisconsin; brother Terry Tanner and sister Patricia Hammond, both of Arizona; and 5 grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Service for Sharon is scheduled for Friday, March 8, 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL with Fr. Tim Cummings of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church officiating.


Johanna Foster

Johanna R Foster, 73, Inverness, FL
Johanna Rose Foster, 73, of Inverness, Florida, passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on March 3, 2019. Johanna was born in Queens, New York, to an active Marine and a seamstress. In her early years she was fortunate to travel throughout the United States back when Route 66 was in its prime. As a young girl she swam in the water of Waikiki in Hawaii, and was exposed to the beauty and lifestyle of the Hawaiian Islands. Then off to Southern California for family trips to fun and breathtaking places such as Walt Disney World, Knotts Berry Farm, and the Grand Canyon. As a military family there was a lot of travel in the younger years, with the final destination of Long Island, New York. Johanna graduated from Westhampton Beach High School, where she became proficient in Latin, and went off to SUNY Oneonta, in Oneonta, NY, during the turbulent 1960’s, graduating with a Masters Degree in Political Science. After college she made a life of 20 years with Richard Foster in Gilbertsville, NY where she owned and operated a small general store, and then went on to work for a local newspaper. Johanna preferred the quite rural lifestyle over the metropolitan, always choosing quieter places to live with a small town feeling. Living a more bohemian lifestyle born from her 60’s college years, she never played into the materialism of life. Johanna always chose a simpler way of doing things which led her to a second home in Inverness, FL, where she spent another 25 years. During this half of her adult life, her working career led her to the Citrus County Chronicle, which she retired from in 2010. While at the Chronicle, she also volunteered for CMUG, Citrus MacIntosh Users Group, where she was an editor, teacher, and scholarship committee chair. Johanna loved learning new technology and then teaching “how to’s” on the latest and greatest to her students on the computer. With the development of computer art her one greatest hobby was created. She just loved developing covers of artwork for the online website. In the most recent years, Johanna’s artistic talents led her to photography, the outdoors being a favorite topic. Unfortunately, a well lived life led to an early ending being lovingly survived by two brothers, John Feranchuk of Steinhatchee, FL, Jayme Feranchuk of Inverness, and a younger sister Janina Tayler of Danville, CA. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Johanna will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.


Donald Franklin

Donald I Franklin, 76, Homosassa, FL
Donald I. Franklin, 76 of Homosassa, Florida died March 2, 2019. Don was born in Vinita, Oklahoma on March 15, 1942 to Edgar and Lula Franklin. He leaves behind his loving wife of 52 years, Karen. He is also survived by sons, Brian and Craig; Daughter-in-law Sara; brother, Edgar Franklin, Jr.; sister, Eloise Stewart; Grandchildren Daniel, Madison, Dylan and Logan. Don was preceded in death by his sister, Wanda Smith. Don was a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. His lineage traced to Cut the Pumpkin (Squashcutter, Yaghkapoose) was the main war chief of the Chenusso Delaware/Seneca band during the late stages of Pontiac’s War. Don served in the Kansas National Guard and United States Army. He and Karen moved to Florida 15 years ago from Texas. He immediately loved Homosassa and so much enjoyed meeting and making new friends. They enjoy being members of the Gulf to Lake Church in Crystal River. Don loved boating and spent a lot of time on the Gulf of Mexico enjoying the sun, wind and water. After completion of his Master Captain license he opened Florida River Tours. His business offered handicap accessible boating. He enjoyed sharing the beautiful Homosassa River with everyone; boating and simply enjoying the beauty around him. He was a craftsman who could fix just about anything. Don modified his pontoon boat for the handicap accessibility. His volunteer work included the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Wildlife State Park and the Old Courthouse Museum. He enjoyed his connection with the Paralyzed Veterans of America with boat rides on the Homosassa River with our Veterans. Even though Don had many achievements and successes in his life, he was most proud of "his love affair with his wife, Karen." Karen will tell you that Don was the love of her life, her rock and inspiration, her strength, her courage and he will always be her hero. Don loved life and he lived with optimism, a fantastic sense of humor and great love. He made every moment count and he will be dearly missed. In lieu of flowers we ask that donations be made to Vitas Healthcare formerly known as Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast 3350 W. Audubon Park Path Lecanto, FL 34461 or to the Florida Cancer Specialists 521 N. Lecanto Hwy. Lecanto, FL 34461. A Celebration of Life will be held at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, 3075 S. Florida Avenue, Inverness, FL at 12:00 PM on Friday, March 22, 2019 followed by interment with military honors at 2:30 P.M. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida. Arrangements entrusted to Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness Florida.


Elaine Frye

Elaine Frye, 89, Gilbert, SC
Elaine Frye, age 89, formerly of Inverness, Florida passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019 under the care of All Seasons Hospice at the Generations of Batesburg in Batesburg, SC. Mrs Frye was born in Steubenville, OH on January 18, 1930 to the late Clarence and Margaret (Beatty) Dible and moved to Florida in 1982 from Toronto, OH. She was employed by Titanium Medals Corporation and following retirement, she founded and operated Car-Laines Florist, both in Toronto, OH. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Inverness. Left to mourn her passing is 1 son, Frederick L. Davis and wife, Judy of Gilbert, SC; her sister, Evelyn Mansfield; 2 grandchildren, Lindsey Swingle and Dean (Sara) Luce; 2 great grandchildren, Kayden Luce and Quinn Luce; loving nieces, Pam Hogg, Cindy Mansfield; her nephew, Ray Mansfield. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll Frye in 1995, her daughter, Lynn Swingle and grandson, Jonathan Davis in 2007. Graveside services will be conducted on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 2:00 PM from Oak Ridge Cemetery of Inverness with Pastor Douglas Reed of the Central Christian Church of Ocala, FL officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Kainrad Educational Society, 110 Pleasure Island Road, Gilbert, SC 29054. Arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home.


James Gallagher

James Gallagher, 76, Inverness, FL
James Gallagher, 76 of Inverness, passed away Monday, February 25, 2019 at Bayfront Health Seven Rivers in Crystal River. Born in New York City, NY on November 9, 1942 to the late William and Edna (Nolan) Gallagher, he came to Citrus County in 2006 from West Palm Beach, FL. Paul was an iron worker for 20 years with Union Local #46. He was Catholic by faith. Paul was a member of the Inverness Moose and the Inverness Eagles Airie. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of almost 30 years Okcha Cho; his son, Kevin Bentencourt of New York and daughter, Kelly Ann Collins of New York; his brother William Gallagher and sister Maureen Cook; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Private cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in 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.


Mary Galloway

Mary R Galloway, 101, Homosassa, FL
Mary Ruth Galloway, 101, of Homosassa, FL passed away March 24, 2019 at Superior Residences in Lecanto, FL. She was born in Bloomington, IN on March 27, 1917 to the late George E. and Lula Myrtle (Parnell) Wampler. Ruth was a homemaker and arrived in this area in 1997, coming from Marion County, FL. She was a Baptist by faith, and attended the 1st Baptist Church of Chassahowitzka. Ruth enjoyed reading and doing puzzle books. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years, Ernest “Skip” Galloway in 2010, and one son, L. Derrell Weaver, Jr. Ruth is survived by 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Graveside Service will be conducted for Ruth on Wednesday, April 3, 11:00 A.M., at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL, with the Pastor Tim Pauley officiating. The procession for the cemetery will depart the funeral precisely at 10:15 A.M. for the cemetery. Cremation care arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Richard Gardner

Richard M Gardner, 88, Inverness, FL
Richard “Dick” Gardner, 88, of Inverness, FL passed away March 26, 2019 under the care of Pleasant Grove Manor in Inverness. He was born in Buffalo, NY on April 13, 1930 to the late Merle F. and Flora (Wiseman) Gardner. Dick was a Project Coordinator for Union Carbide Chemical Company for 25 years, and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He arrived in this area in 1989, coming from Buffalo, and attended the 1st United Methodist Church of Inverness. He was a past Master of the Levant Masonic Lodge #967, F&AM, and a 40 year member of the American Bowling Congress. Dick is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Marlene Gardner. Other survivors include his children Richard M. Gardner and his wife Cynthia of Olean, NY, and Kim B. Kern and her husband Rick of Inverness; and 2 grandchildren, Matthew Collins, and Amy Gardner. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Dick will be held at a later date. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Clarence "Skip" George

Clarence "Skip" George, 87, Inverness, FL
Clarence “Skip” George, age 87, of Inverness, passed into glory on March 28, 2019 at Sturgill Hospice Care in Brooksville, FL. Skip was born on March 31, 1931 in Lackawanna, N.Y. to the late Bessie Isabel (Coon) and Clarence Milton George, Jr. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy and was a Veteran of the Korean conflict serving aboard the USS Missouri. After his military service he became a steelworker for the Bethlehem Steel Company. On January 2, 1970 Skip married Millie with whom he shared 49 years of loving marriage. He and Millie made Florida their home in 1984 after relocating from Hamburg, NY, and settled in Citrus County in 2001. A Christian by faith, he faithfully worshipped at the First Lutheran Church of Inverness. Skip was a lifetime member of both the American Legion Post #527 in Hamburg, N.Y. and the Inverness, FL VFW #4337. He was also a member of the USS Missouri BB63 Association. In his spare time he enjoyed bowling, reading Clive Cussler books and fishing. Skip also loved working in his yard and keeping it in tip top shape. In addition to his beloved wife Millie, those left to mourn Skip’s passing include his daughters: Jocelyn (Roger) Warner, Barbara (Howard) Warner; sons: Richard (LuAnn) VanRemmen, Jeffrey (Lucia) George, David (Deborah) George; seven much loved grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Skip’s life and commitment to his country will be honored during a graveside service at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 11:00 AM. Full military honors will be rendered by Inverness VFW #4337 Honor Guard and a spiritual message will be shared by the Reverend Tom Beaverson of the First Lutheran Church of Inverness. Friends are invited to join Skip’s family in the procession to the cemetery that will depart from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home promptly at 10:15 AM on the morning of the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to HPH Hospice, 12242 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


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.


Rickey Gosa

Rickey A Gosa, 58, Inverness, FL
Rickey Allen Gosa, age 58, of Inverness, FL passed away with his loving family by his side at Citrus Memorial Hospital on March 18, 2019. Rickey was born in Little Rock, AR to the late Charles Alton and Betty (Perrinne) Gosa on March 27, 1960. He was married to Beth (Diener) Gosa for 24 years. Rickey and Beth made Citrus County their home 20 years ago after relocating from Palm Beach, FL. He was a Block Mason by trade and enjoyed fishing and watching Nascar in his spare time. Rickey loved his grandchildren and always looked forward to spending time with them. He also adored his wife Beth and cherished her with all his heart. In addition to his loving wife Beth, those left to mourn Rickey’s passing include his sons: Eric Gosa of North Carolina, Amos Gosa of Mississippi, William (Amanda) Walton of North Carolina; daughters: Heather Gosa of Florida, Ariel (David) Haynes of Florida, Ti (Lloyd) Hanniford of Florida, Betty Jane Gosa of Florida, Elissa (Ed) Somi of Nevada; brothers: Jeffery (Coral) Lynn Gosa of North Carolina, Tommy Eugene Gosa of Arkansas, Kelvin Gosa of Alabama; his dear grandson, Gage Clark; and 10 other amazing grandchildren. In addition to his parent’s, Rickey was preceded in death by his son, Chad Gosa. Cremation care is under the direction of the 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.


James "Ron" Greenaway

James "Ron" Greenaway, 81, Inverness, FL
James Ronald “Ron” Greenaway, age 81, of Inverness, FL passed away on March 13, 2019 while surrounded by his loving family at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL. Ron was born in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Albert and Helen (Schneiderlochner) Greenaway on July 24, 1937. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force for six years. After his military service, he worked as a Rigger for J&L Steel in Pittsburgh, PA. On July 20, 1991 he married Charlotte (Novak) with whom he shared 27 years of marriage. Ron and Charlotte made Citrus County, FL their home 21 years ago after relocating from Lake Ariel, PA. A Catholic by faith, he was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness, FL and a member of the Knights of Columbus. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing and going to flea markets. Ron also loved attending and performing in theatrical productions. He was also a skilled golfer with a scratch handicap. In addition to his loving wife Charlotte, those left to mourn Ron’s passing include his sons: Ronald (Bonnie) and Sean (Tracy) Greenaway, both of Virginia, Brian, Patrick (Amelia) and Ian (Barbara) Greenaway, all of Pennsylvania; daughters: Colleen (Raymond) Williams and Kathleen Greenaway, both of Pennsylvania; stepson, Michael (Nora) Infante, Jr. of Connecticut; stepdaughter, Michele (Thomas) Howell of Florida; 21 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Ron was preceded in death by brothers: Norman, Charles, Harold, Albert and Paul; and sisters: Margaret and Patricia. A Memorial Mass for Ron, will be offered on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 3:00 PM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Sandra  Grudowski

Sandra S Grudowski, 70, Beverly Hills, FL
Sandra Star Grudowski, age 70, of Beverly Hills, passed away at the Grove Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hernando on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Sandra was born on March 8, 1948 in Ypsilanti, MI to the late Dean and Estella (Pate) Spaulding. She was raised in Manchester, MI and on May 2, 1965 she married Jerald Grudowski with whom she shared 53 years of loving marriage. Since her husband was in the military, Sandra had the opportunity to travel and live all over the world. They made Citrus County their permanent residence in 1985 and were parishioners of the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Citrus Springs. Sandra is the former manager of the Sally Beauty Supply in Inverness. She loved sewing, crocheting and writing to her many pen pals from around the world over the years. In addition to her loving husband Jerald, those left to mourn Sandra’s passing include her son, Jerald Grudowski II; daughter, Christine Rebecca Campbell; and grandchildren: Deanna, Mitchell, Jessica and Mikey. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


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.


Joe Hardin

Joe D Hardin, 74, Taylorsville, KY
Joe Dailey Hardin, age 74, of Taylorsville, KY passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL while visiting his winter home in Inverness, FL on March 5, 2019. Joe was born on December 27, 1944 to the late Glenn and Catherine (Gilvin) Hardin. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps and was a Veteran of the Vietnam War. After his military service, he went on to work for KAEC for 32 years as a maintenance supervisor. He married his wife Joyce on June 2, 1984 with whom he shared 34 years of loving marriage. In his spare time, Joe enjoyed working on home improvement projects and tinkering in his barn. He really loved cooking and always looked forward to a good meal. In addition to his wife Joyce, Joe is survived by his son, Joseph Hardin of Taylorsville, KY; daughters, Jennifer Hardin of Louisville, KY, Kim Talley and her husband Jason; brother, Charles Hardin of Sebring, FL; grandchildren: Clinton Hutchinson and Joshua Johnson; nephews: Ty, Jody and Barry Hardin; niece, Susan Hardin Boudin; In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Ronald Hardin. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness, FL.


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. In his spare time he enjoyed yard work and playing golf. Tim was also a sports fan but especially loved the Pittsburgh Steelers. 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. Tim was preceded in death by his brother in law, Earl Overfield in 2016. A Celebration of Tim’s Life will be announced for a later date at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness. 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.


Jon Hypes

Jon V Hypes, 80, Floral City, FL
Jon Valentine Hypes, born February 25th, 1939, in Bluefield, West Virginia, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on April 4th, 2019. He was the youngest of six children, was a proud Marine and after paying his way through college, graduated summa cum laude. He then got a Master's degree. Jon was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He loved spending time with his family, especially watching his grandchildren play sports. He also had a passion for gardening, golfing, fishing and boating. He was a State Farm agent for 20 years and loved the many people he met through his business. He was also a die-hard Seminole fan. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Hypes, two daughters, Heather Hypes Yates, (son-in-law, Doug Yates), and Shay Hypes Davis, (son--law Jimmy Davis), and grandchildren, Cy, Chance and Chyna Yates and Chase and Cason Davis, his brother Jordan Hypes (Tavares, FL) and his sister Sandra Hypes Bailey (Goodview, VA). Jon was very passionate about helping the children in our community. He was instrumental in having a baseball field constructed at Cornerstone, as well as creating the event "Let's Have a Ball" so that all the kids in our community could "have a ball". For this reason, the family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Cornerstone Baptist Church youth and children's ministries. Funeral services will be held at Cornerstone Baptist Church of Inverness on April 7th at 1:30 pm. Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 1:30 pm.


Henry Jensen

Henry J Jensen, 85, Beverly Hills, FL
Henry John Jensen, age 85, passed away March 27, 2019 at Vitas Healthcare, Lecanto. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army. A private committal service will be held for Henry at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


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


Kenneth Johns

Kenneth J Johns, 85, Inverness, FL
Kenneth J. Johns, age 85, of Inverness, FL passed away April 14, 2019 at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto. Kenneth was born to the late William and Emily (Hill) Johns in Braddock, PA on June 21, 1933. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and was a Paratrooper for the 82nd Airborne Division. Kenneth was married to his wife Jean for 36 years until her passing on October 30, 2008. He and Jean made Inverness, FL their home in 2001 after relocating from Poway, CA. In his spare time, Kenneth enjoyed traveling and playing golf. Those left to mourn Kenneth’s passing include his son, Kenneth Johns and his wife Barbara of Napa, CA; sister, Aldean Jones of Ocala, FL; nephew, Douglas Jones and his wife Kimberly of Beverly Hills, FL; two nieces: Jennifer Jones of Ocala, FL, Janice Giordano and her husband Greg of Hollywood, FL; great nephew, Michael Jones and his wife Charlene and their daughter Gabrielle of Beverly Hills, FL; great niece, Leysa Faber and her husband Justin of Oxford, FL; three granddaughters: Mary McGreal, Patti Renspurger and her husband Marc and Stacie McGreal all of Napa, CA; four great grandchildren: Thomas McGreal, Amanda McGreal, Marc Renspurger III and Lily Renspurger all of Napa, CA. In addition to his loving wife, Kenneth was preceded in death by one grandson; Timothy McGreal. To honor Kenneth’s life and service to his country, a graveside memorial service will take place at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 11:00 AM where full military honors will be rendered by Inverness VFW #4337 Honor Guard. The procession to the cemetery will depart from the funeral home on the morning of the service promptly at 10:15 AM. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Charles Johnson

Charles M Johnson, 81, Inverness, FL
Charles Martin Johnson, age 81, Inverness, FL passed away at home on March 15, 2019 under the care of his family and Vitas Hospice. Mr. Johnson was born in Ocala, Florida on May 9, 1937 to the late Martin and Faith Elizabeth (Barry) Johnson and resided in Largo, FL before moving to Inverness. He owned and operated his own landscaping business, having worked for several of the local contractors in the area. He formerly attended the Church of God. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 57 years, Sue (House) Johnson; 2 children, Jeff Johnson and his wife Heather, Inverness; Jason Johnson and his wife, Tiffany, Lecanto; 1 sister, Susan Wilbur, Inverness; 1 grandchild, Jordyn. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ernest Johnson and a granddaughter, Megan Johnson. Funeral services will be conducted at 6:00 PM Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness with The Rev. Ronnie Reid, pastor of the Crystal River Church of God officiating. Burial will follow the next day in Anona Cemetery, (Serenity Gardens) Largo, FL. at 12 Noon. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00 PM Wednesday until the hour of service.


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.


Steven Jones

Steven L Jones, 67, Inverness, FL
Steven Lee Jones, age 67, of Inverness, FL passed away at his home while surrounded by his loving family on February 28, 2019. Steven was born on August 17, 1951 in San Antonio, FL to Diane (Smith) and the late Joseph Jones. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force, retiring as a Master Sergeant. He specifically served in Air Force Special Operations as a member of the Pararescumen. Steven spent 41 years with his true love, Deborah Ellen (Miller) Jones, whom he married on September 1, 1980. They made Citrus County their home in 2010 after relocating from Pasco County and had traveled throughout the United States and Southeast Asia extensively. Stateside, they traveled together in their R.V. and had visited every national forest in the contiguous 48 states. In his spare time, Steven enjoyed scuba diving, riding horses and teaching others. He had a great love for his country and his family. In addition to his wife Deborah, those left to mourn Steven’s passing include his mother, Diane Jones; son, Jake Jones; brother, Larry Jones; sisters: Jacqueline Jones, Cathy Sprigg and Lorraine LaChance. In addition to his father, Steven was preceded in death by his daughter, Jessie Jones in 1997. Steven will be laid to rest with a private committal service at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL where full military honors will be rendered by the MacDill Air Force Base Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations in Steven’s memory be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


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.


Jack Kelly

Jack C Kelly, 82, Hernando, Florida
John C. “Jack” Kelly, III, age 82, Hernando, FL passed away March 27, 2019 at home under the loving care of his family and Vitas Hospice. Jack was born in Philadelphia, PA on November 5, 1936 to the late John C. and Josephine (Vetterline) Kelly, II and moved to Citrus County in 1977 from Indian Rocks Beach, FL. He was a retired Fishing Charter Captain and former owner of Windy Day Charters. Left to mourn his loss and cherish his memory are his wife of 49 years, Nancy (Meares) Kelly; 6 children: Lorraine Parker, Hernando, FL; Bonnie Yoakam, Hernando, FL; John Kelly, IV, Ocala, FL; Jennifer Kish, Dunnellon, FL; Dustin Kelly, Hernando, FL; Misty Kelly, Hernando, FL; 2 brothers, Thomas Kelly, Hudson, OH and Larry Kelly, Plano, TX; 3 sisters, Bonnie Rose, Columbus, GA; Karen Jones, Thousand Oaks, CA; Shirla Lathrop, California; 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Donald Jack Kelly. There will be a Celebration of Life on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 3:00 PM. from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with family and friends officiating. At a later date, the family will be paying tribute to this extraordinary Captain, husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.


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.


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.


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.


Carol Kurdt

Carol J Kurdt, 80, Inverness, FL
Carol Judith Kurdt, age 80, of Inverness, FL passed away while under the care of Vitas Hospice in Lecanto, FL on March 3, 2019. Carol was born on June 26, 1938 in Amityville, N.Y. to the late Louis George and Marguerite Alice (Wood) Kurdt. She made Citrus County, FL her home in 1996 after relocating from Phoenix, AZ and was Catholic by faith. In her spare time, Carol enjoyed making arts and crafts and had taught ceramics in the past. She loved playing bingo, was a great bowler that had been the secretary for her bowling league in Centereach, N.Y. Carol was very athletic and had helped coach and umpire baseball and softball teams when her children were young. She was an excellent baton twirler and had judged several twirling competitions. Carol also enjoyed the outdoors and going canoeing and camping. She was an excellent cook and will be remembered for her great beef stew. Those left to mourn Carol’s passing include her children: John Sesso of Sound Beach, N.Y., Michael Sesso of Huntersville, N.C., Lisa Ann Sesso of Holbrook, N.Y.; sister, Della Van Riper of Lindenhurst, N.J.; grandchildren: Robert Karszen and Elle Fulton (Sesso); niece, Dawn Brenner if Bayport, N.Y.; nephew, Rich Van Riper and his daughter Kira; best friend, Janice Johnson of Brentwood, N.Y.; and many other friends and family members. 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.


Robert Lande

Robert Lande, 80, Hernando, FL
Robert Lande, age 80, of Hernando, FL passed away at his home on March 22, 2019. Bob was born on May 29, 1938 in New York City, N.Y. He attended NYU for two years, but went on to pursue his passion for stock and sports car racing. In the late 1960's Bob raced an Oldsmobile powered Genie, against drivers like Dan Gurney, Al Holbert, and Mark Donahue. His mechanic was William Wonder. He created 2 amazing families. Lande worked for Rally motors and Mercedes-Benz, as well as, Village Cadillac Toyota. Lande became a Toyota pro and retired in 2001 in Citrus Hills. Those left to mourn Bob’s passing include his daughters: Lisa Lande, and Sarah Reins; his son, Matthew Lande; brothers: Arthur and Thomas; and grandchildren: Mo Van de Sompel, Jadyn Reins, Josiah Reins, Logan Stephens and Nicholas Stephens. Bob left behind many loves, including Penelope Lande, Bob’s first wife, and friends from all over the nation. Lande’s wishes were to be scattered by his children. Therefore, there will be 4 memorial services. The first 2 ceremonies will be held by Sarah, the youngest daughter, June 9th, at 4 pm in Beverly Hills, FL. Second, June 16th, in Long Island, NY. The third ceremony will be held by Bob’s oldest daughter, Lisa, at Zandvoort Grand Prix, Netherlands. The final ceremony will be held by Matthew, Lande’s youngest son, in San Francisco, CA. Bob was preceded in death by his eldest son, Bret Michael Lande, 2nd wife, Karen Seymour, and his parents, Thelma Match and William Lande. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Joanna Lauderbaugh

Joanna M Lauderbaugh, 64, Inverness, FL
Joanna Marie Lauderbaugh, age 64, of Inverness, passed away unexpectedly on April 3, 2019. Joanna was born on June 15, 1954 in Ithaca, N.Y. to the late Anthony and Lucy (Desantis) Calvani. On May 15, 1981 she married the love of her life, Joseph Lauderbaugh, with whom she shared 37 years of marriage. Joanna and Joe made Citrus County their home in 1989 after relocating from Tampa, FL. She worked as a medical billing clerk for a number of years but always felt her most important occupation was taking care of her home and family, especially her husband Joe. In her spare time she enjoyed crossword puzzles and liked watching sports. She was a fan of the Rays, Bucs and Gators. Joanna will be remembered for her kind, generous nature and her huge heart. She never met a stranger and was loved by all that met her. In addition to her loving husband Joe, those left to mourn Joanna’s passing include her son, Joseph “Dwayne” Lauderbaugh and his fiancée Christina of Inverness, FL; daughter, Carol Lynn Tumlinson of Ocala, FL; brothers: Jimmy Calvani and his wife Fran of Seffner, FL, Joel Calvani and his wife Michelle Disabb of Gainesville, FL; sister, Janice and husband Eddie Marcone of Mechanicville, N.Y.; grandchildren: Taylor, Savannah, Brianna, Alexia and Jacob; and many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service of Remembrance has been scheduled for Friday, April 12, 2019 at 11:30 AM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Bishop Dr. Douglas Alexander of the New Church Without Walls, Lecanto officiating. Friends are invited to join Joanna’s family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Following the service at the funeral home, Joanna will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at 1:30 PM. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Charles Ledoux

Charles E Ledoux, 82, Inverness, FL
Charles E. Ledoux, age 82, Inverness, Florida passed away April 11, 2019 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, Florida. Charles was born July 6, 1936 in Fall River, MA to the late Charles and Noella (Bouchard) Ledoux. Charles served in the Army National Guard, Fall River, MA, from March 4, 1954 to September 26, 1961. He served with distinction and received an Honorable Discharge. Charles moved to Florida from Texas in February, 2017. He was a retired owner/operator of his automotive body shop in Dighton, Massachusetts. He was a member of the V.F.W. and American Legion Post 155 in Crystal River, Florida. Besides being a mechanic and auto body specialist, Charles also loved wood working, often making birdhouses for family and friends. He also loved listening to country music and wearing his western wear which included his cowboy hats. Left to cherish his memory from oldest to youngest are 5 children: Jeffrey Ledoux, Benton, LA; Debra L’Heureux, Westport, MA; Edward Ledoux, Ocala, FL; Cheryl Dufresne, Westport, MA; and Charles Ledoux, Inverness, FL; his brother and sisters, Rita Vasconcellos, Westport, MA; Claire Perreira, Sunrise, FL; and Raymond Pratte, Fall River, MA. He also leaves behind 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. He was predeceased by his son, William and his brother, Peter. There will be a Celebration of Life with Military Honors on Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the American Legion Post No. 155 in Crystal River, Florida. Graveside services will follow at a later date in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River, MA, where his urn will be laid to rest. Cremation care under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Maureen LeMons

Maureen E LeMons, 76, Floral City, FL
Maureen E. LeMons, 76, of Floral City, FL passed away March 2, 2019 at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville, FL. She was born in Dedham, MA on November 28, 1942 to the late Raymond and Anna (Ericsson) O’Reilly. She worked for 23 years as a pharmacy secretary at the Cardinal Cushing Hospital in Brockton, MA. She served as Worthy Matron at Eastern Star Lodge division of Rising Star Lodge in Stoughton, MA. Maureen arrived in this area in 2001 and became a member of the New Hope United Methodist Church in Istachatta, FL. In 2009 she began volunteering at Citrus United Basket then becoming their secretary up until her death. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Carl D. LeMons in 2009, and her sisters, Rita Murphy and Frances Lally. She is survived by her son, Raymond LeMons and his wife Kathleen of Inverness, FL; brothers: Robert Ericsson of Floral City, and Raymond O’Reilly, Jr. and his wife Brenda of Greenville, NH; and sister, Monica O’Reilly of Inverness, FL; 5 grandchildren: Raymond Jr, Christopher, Nicholas, Victoria, and Melissa; and 3 great-grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held on March 30, 2019 at 11:00 AM at New Hope United Methodist Church in Istachatta, FL. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Clara Lindsey

Clara O Lindsey, 86, Inverness, FL
Clara Odell Lindsey, age 86, Inverness, FL passed away February 24, 2019 in the Sturgill Hospice Facility in Brooksville, Clara was born in Tuskegee, AL on June 4, 1932 to the late Leon and Clara (Shoffeitt) Greene and moved to Citrus County in 1976 from Miami, FL. She retired from First Federal Savings & Loan Association after 14 years of service as the Vice-President of the loan service department. Clara was a member of the First Baptist Church of Inverness. Active in her community, she spent many hours donating her time to the Citrus Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Left to mourn her loss are 2 step daughters, Paulette Anderson, Miami, FL and Janice Harben, Atlanta, GA; 2 grandchildren, Timothy Harben and Matthew Williams; 3 nieces, Jane Beason, Edgefield, SC, Charlotte Sherrill, Inverness; Laverne Underwood, Columbus, GA. She was preceded in death by her son, William Douglas Kimmons in 1993; 3 husbands, William Kimmons, William Anderson in 1977, and Edward Lindsey in 2003. Her brothers predeceased her as well. They were Douglas, William, and Leon Greene and her sister, Doris Greene. Graveside services for Clara, will be conducted on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Dunnellon Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Dunnellon, with Rev. Tom Thomas of the First Christian Church in Inverness, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home.


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.


Andrew Mackanin

Andrew Mackanin, 99, Inverness, FL
Andrew Mackanin, age 99, of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on Friday, March 29, 2019. Andrew was born in Passaic, N.J. on January 3, 1920 to the late Andrew and Helena (Harvish) Mackanin. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and was a Veteran of World War II. He then became a member of the Orange County, N.Y. Sheriff’s Department, eventually retiring as a Captain after serving more than 20 years. Andrew was Russian Orthodox by faith and married to Anna (Kokinda) for 55 years until her passing on November 9, 1995. He an Anna made Citrus County, FL their home in 1986 after relocating from Pinellas County, FL and in their spare time enjoyed traveling the country in their R.V. Andrew also enjoyed visiting his wife’s family in Europe. He had a love for animals especially Caroline, his parrot that he owned for many years and the dogs he had cared for and loved, Daisy, Princey and Candy. Those left to mourn Andrew’s passing include his daughter, Nancy Traverse and her husband Paul of Inverness, FL; brother, George Mackanin of Saddle Brook, N.J.; grandchildren: Nancy Ann, Robert, Sue, Cindy, Samuel and Melissa; fifteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. In addition to his loving wife, Andrew was preceded in death by his daughter, Helen Falk; brothers: Michael, Joe and Bobby; and sister, Mary. A funeral service of remembrance is scheduled for Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home where Andrew’s granddaughter, Melissa Falk, will deliver a spiritual message. He will then be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery at 12:30 PM where full military honors will be rendered by Inverness VFW #4337 Honor Guard. Friends may join Andrew’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.


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.


Anthony "Tony" Magdon

Anthony "Tony" G Magdon, 54, Crystal River, FL
Anthony George Magdon passed away at the Vitas Hospice House in Lecanto on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, after a long bout with Multiple Sclerosis. He was born on February 10, 1965 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. When he was six years old he moved to Clearwater, Florida, with his family. They then moved to Citrus County in 1977. Tony was a hard worker and always loved a challenge, giving his all to everything that he did. He really enjoyed auto repair and was the previous owner of Florida Automatic Transmissions in Lecanto. He moved out of the state for many years and returned to Florida in 2010, residing in New Port Richey. He continued working until he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2013. He was a fighter and kept active as long as he could. He then filled his days caring for his dogs and even took in several strays. He not only had a big heart for dogs, but also for people, often giving his friends a place to stay. He moved to Crystal River in 2017 to be close to his family and enjoyed spending time with them. In spite of his illness, he maintained a great sense of humor and had a warm welcoming smile. He will be missed! He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Gary Fuller. Tony is survived by his mother Dorothy Fuller of Crystal River and father, Anthony G. Magdon of Perth Amboy, New Jersey; two brothers: John Magdon of Jacksonville and Barry Fuller of Ocala; one sister, Francine (Jim) Doolittle of Inverness and many other close family members. Private cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Paul Matinzi

Paul Matinzi, 64, Inverness, FL
Paul Matinzi, 64 of Inverness, passed away at home on Monday, February 25, 2019. He was born in Plymouth, MA on February 15, 1955, to the late Alton Joseph and Bertha Mae (Hanelt) Matinzi and came to Citrus County 24 years ago from there. Paul was a contractor in the construction industry. He was a member of the Inverness Moose Lodge, he loved to golf and loved NASCAR racing. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of almost 30 years, Cheryl; his sons: Kyle Matinzi of Seattle, WA, Kodi Matinzi of Tampa, FL, and Paul Matinzi, Jr. of Massachusetts; his brothers: Alton, David and Alan; his sisters: Susan and Carol; and his grandchildren: Trinity, Adelynn, Maylee Rae and Wynter Lynn. The family will celebrate Paul’s life with a private family memorial service. Cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


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.


Noreen Medlin

Noreen L Medlin, 82, Hernando, FL
Noreen Leota Medlin, 82, of Hernando, FL passed away March 31, 2019 at her residence. She was born in Wayandotte, MI on July 1, 1936 to the late Orval and Evelyn (Pattenaude) Mains. Noreen was a lab technician, and arrived in this area in 1975 from Naples, FL and was Baptist by faith. She attended the Hernando VFW, and enjoyed crafting. Noreen was preceded in death by 3 sons, Daniel, Donald, and David Medlin. She is survived by one son, Dennis Medlin of Hernando, and daughter Colleen Rouse and her husband Alan of Floral City, FL; sisters Rita Merrit, Karen Fink, and Dolores Elmore; 12 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


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.


Reinaldo Morales

Reinaldo A Morales, 63, Clermont, FL
Reinaldo Antonio Morales, age 63, Clermont, Florida passed away April 14, 2019 at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL. Reinaldo was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico on April 22, 1955 to Jose A. and Tomasita (Acosta) Morales and moved to Florida from Bridgeport, CT. He was a commercial truck driver. Wanda, his daughter said, “Dad was a family man. His Priorities were wife, children, and grandchildren. He put us above all. He taught his sons Reginald, Eliezer, and Reinaldo Jr. to be responsible and most importantly, to love each other as a family. He taught me, his daughter Wanda, to be a strong woman, guide my brothers, how to be the best mother to my children, and always seek the Lord in good and in bad. He taught my mom, Rosa, that the harder she fought, the easier it was to achieve her goals. He also taught her the meaning of Love, the way to Love, and how to love everyone. He enjoyed singing and worshiping the Lord, baseball (New York Mets), political news, and devoted his time making his grandchildren happy. He spoiled them and gave them everything. Not one day went by without him talking to his grandchildren and making sure they were OK. He lived for them. They had everything because of him. He especially thanked his three daughters-in-law for the continuous care. Each of them had their way of caring for him. Vanessa, the one who spoiled him and catered to him, Neysha, the one that was very strict with his health and diet, and Jessica his nurse and care giver. Finally, his son-in-law, Roberto. He always thanked him for never saying “no” to him. If dad needed or asked for something, he knew Roberto would never refuse and for that, he was always grateful. He loved them dearly!" Those left to mourn his passing are his wife of 42 years, Rosa Echevarria Morales; 4 children: Wanda Morales, Beverly Hills, FL; Reginald Morales, Beverly Hills, FL; Eliezer Morales, Bridgeport, CT; Reinaldo Morales, Jr., Clermont, FL ; his father, Jose A. Morales, Beverly Hills, FL; 3 brothers: Jose Luis Morales, Orlando Morales, Jose A. Morales; 5 sisters: Tomasita Ortiz, Evelyn Morales, Rosa L. Aleman, Wanda Rivera, Abigale Rodriguez, and Shirley Morales; 9 grandchildren: Lilliana, Reginald, Nicholas, Nathaniel, Aliyana, Johnny, Michelle, Destiny, and Yessenia. He was preceded in death by his mother, Tomasita Acosta Morales. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 2:00 PM from Calvary Chapel with Pastor Ildefonso Silva and Pastor Kevin Ballard officiating. Burial will follow in Hills of Rest Cemetery. Visitation will begin at the church from 12 Noon. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family


Ernest Neild

Ernest W Neild, 73, Bushnell, FL
Ernest W. Neild, age 73, of Bushnell, FL passed away at his home on Sunday, April 13, 2019. Ernest was born on December 20, 1945 in Hornell, NY to the late Frank K. and Hazell (Whitely) Neild. In June of 1973 he married his wife Donna with whom he shared 45 years of loving marriage. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy and became a professional truck driver after his military service. Ernest is the former President of Teamster Local #529 in Elmira, NY. After retirement in 2003, he and Donna made Bushnell, FL their home and became active members of the First Presbyterian Church of Bushnell. In his spare time he enjoyed woodworking, wood carving, fishing and leather working. Ernest also enjoyed blacksmithing. He was a member of the Free Masons and a member of Bushnell Lodge Number 30. In addition to his wife Donna, those left to mourn Ernest’s passing include his sons: Jason Neild and his wife Patricia of Tucson, AZ, Kristopher Neild and his wife Debra of Lansdale, PA; daughter, Lisa Duvall and her husband Donald of Addison, NY; and grandchildren: Aaron Duvall, Zachary Neild, Ryan Neild, Jim Neild and Megan Neild. Ernest was preceded in death by a infant son, David Alan Neild; his sisters: Betty, Nancy, Sue and Linda. A memorial service to honor Ernest’s life is scheduled for Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. at the First Presbyterian Church of Bushnell. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Debra Parker

Debra J Parker, 63, Brooksville, FL
Debra Joan Parker, 63, of Brooksville, FL passed away March 3, 2019 at her residence in Brooksville. She was born in Norton, MA on February 16, 1956, and arrived in this area in the 1980’s, coming from Norton. Debra was a homemaker, and volunteered for the VFW Post #7122 in Floral City, FL serving in several functions. She loved her veterans. She is survived by her loving husband of 16 years Edward Parker, her daughter Heather Novack of Michigan, her parents Joan and David DeCosta, her sister Dawn DeCosta and her niece Haley Gallow. A Celebration of Life for Debra will be held on Saturday, March 16, 1:00 P.M., at the VFW Post #7122 in Floral City. Private cremation arrangements under the care of 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.


Katherine Philo

Katherine E Philo, 64, Hernando, FL
Katherine Elizabeth Philo, age 64, of Hernando, FL passed away at her home on April 2, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Katherine was born on March 18, 1955 in Bethesda, MD to the late Carl and Hilda (Rodriguez) Philo. She made Citrus County her home eight years ago after relocating from Naples, FL. In her spare time she liked making jewelry and crafts. She had a great love for animals, especially her cats. Those left to mourn Katherine’s passing include her significant other for the past 18 years, Don Anderson, whom she loved spending her days with. She also leaves behind her son, Chris Philo of Mojave, AZ; and brother, Ken Philo and his wife Ellen of Boise, ID. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Harold Phipps

Harold A Phipps, 82, Beverly Hills, FL
Harold Austin Phipps, 82, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away April 16, 2019 at Ocala Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida. He was born in Newark, NJ, and after an illustrious 30 year career as Chief Operating Officer of Art Metal Manufacturing, his career was later highlighted as Finance Officer for Housing and Urban Development (HUD) prior to his retirement. Harold relocated to Beverly Hills, Florida in 2013, from his home in West Orange, NJ and was a devout Episcopalian by faith. As a professional jazz drummer and a musical historian, Harold also enjoyed golfing, and restoring and rebuilding cars. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Phyllis Phipps. Other survivors include his children Darnee A. Phipps of Summit, NJ, Daima T. Phipps of San Diego, CA, and Tihesha S. Phipps of Edgewater, NJ; stepchildren Donna and Kirk LueQuee of NJ; brother Leslie S. Phipps of West Orange, NJ; 2 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Memorial services will be held on May 4th at Trinity & St Philips Cathedral in Newark, NJ. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


David Plante

David F Plante, 66, Hernando, FL
David F. Plante, age 66, of Hernando, FL passed away in Inverness on March 27, 2019. David was born in Stevens Point, WI on April 16, 1952 to the late Joseph and Violet (Tanguay) Plante. He proudly served his country as a member of the National Guard and worked as an Inspector for a Consultant Engineering Company. Those left to mourn David’s passing include his close friends and relatives that loved him. He will be remembered by them all. David’s hobbies included carpentry, motorcycle riding and camping. He was a man of his word that enjoyed life and was a fighter to the very end. David…you will be missed but never forgotten. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Alice Poulos

Alice Poulos, 94, Lecanto, FL
Alice Poulos, age 94, former resident of Lecanto, FL passed away March 27, 2019 at the VNS Hospice House in East Northport, Long Island, NY. Alice was born in New York City on May 26, 1924 to the late Gregory and Marian (Rousakis) Vlassis. She retired from Macy’s Department Store as a Dress Buyer with more than 15 years of service before retiring to Florida in 1994 from Wanaque, New Jersey. She was a founding member of Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church in Lecanto. Left to mourn her loss and cherish her memory are two children, Dennis J. Poulos and his wife, Charlene, of Hawthorne, NJ and Marion Bienwald and her husband Bernd, Centerport, NY; 1 sister, Jennie Sigoda, Salt Lake City, UT; 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, John Poulos on May 21, 2004; 2 sons, John G. Poulos in 2007 and Dean Poulos in 2012, and her brother, Christy Vlassis. The Funeral Mass for the repose of her soul will be offered from Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. with Fr. Michael Petrides, celebrant. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Thursday from 4:00 – 6:00 P.M.


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.


Clarola Reeves

Clarola R Reeves, 95, Sanford, FL
Clarola Ruth Reeves, 95 of Sanford, went to be with the Lord Jesus on March 6, 2019, at Hospice in Altamonte Springs, FL. Mrs. Reeves was born on April 8, 1923, in Cynthiana, Indiana, to the late Ralph Emerson Bragdon and Mayme Lowe Bragdon. She came to Florida in 1985 from Wheaton, Illinois. She worked for Western Union, Fiat Allis, and she was a homemaker. She loved her family and celebrated with big birthdays and Christmases. We will remember her Meme kisses and her happy dance. She was known by all for her kindness, and was often called precious and sweet. She and her husband met in church and raised their family in church. The most important thing to her was that her children loved Jesus. She taught them how to memorize scripture and how to call on the name of Jesus for everything. She was a prayer warrior. Her church families over the years were Bethel Temple Assembly in Chicago, IL, First Assembly of God in Wheaton, IL, First Assembly of God in Inverness, FL, Covenant Church of God in Floral City, FL , Calvary Church in Inverness, FL and Lifeway Community Church in Sanford, FL. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters: Ruth “Gail” Pastor and husband John of Hernando and June Lorraine Black and her husband Cliff of Sanford, FL; her 7 grandchildren: Luke Pastor, Cheri Pastor Thomas, Jazmin Reeves Brokaw, Forest Reeves, Candace Black Nance, Casi Black Baker and Christi Black, 11 great-grandchildren, and her sister Chlotiel Work. Clarola was one of 6 children born to Ralph and Mayme. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 70 years, Ralph Reeves, her son Ralph Reeves Jr. and 4 of her siblings. A celebration of Clarola’s life will be held on March 14, 2019 at 12 noon, at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, FL with Rev. Luke Pastor, Rev. Dairold Rushing, and Rev. Rick Welshans officiating. Burial will follow at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell at 2 p.m., with Rev. Gerald Brown officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until service time.


Robert Reichelt

Robert W Reichelt, 81, Inverness, FL
Robert W. Reichelt, age 81, of Inverness, FL passed away while under the care of Vitas Hospice in Lecanto, FL on April 14, 2019. Robert was born to the late Frederick and Arline (Muench) Reichelt in Cincinnati, OH on June 5, 1937. He was married to Maryellen (Holden) Reichelt until her passing on May 20, 2011. Robert is survived by his dear friend, Anthony F. Ciancio and family. Cremation care under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Florence Resetar

Florence M Resetar, 86, Inverness, FL
Florence M. Resetar, age 86, of Inverness, FL passed away at her home on March 27, 2019 while surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Vitas Hospice. Florence was born on December 13, 1932 in Bayshore, Long Island, N.Y. to the late Jouquin and Audrey (Rudolph) Constantino. She made Citrus County, FL her home in 1985 after relocating from Colonia, N.J. and was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. Florence was a member of a prayer group, several “Red Hat” groups and the “Junkettes”, a group of friends that would get together to go thrift shopping together. In her spare time she also enjoyed quilting and crafting. Florence had so many friends and was always very active. Florence is survived by her sons: Andrew and James Resetar; daughter, Audrey Resetar; and brothers: Jack and Peter Constantino. She will also be mourned by her two Boston Terriers, Tinsel and Holly. She was preceded in death by her husband Andrew Resetar in May of 1991, and most recently by her son, John Resetar in March of 2019. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Bettyann Riggio

Bettyann E Riggio, 57, Inverness, FL
Bettyann Elizabeth Riggio, 57, Inverness, FL passed away March 15, 2019 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Bettyann was born in New Haven, CT on November 20, 1961 to the late Anthony and Maryann (Macri) Catardi and came to Citrus County from West Haven, CT. She was a professional chauffer, working in the bus and limousine business and was of the Catholic Faith. She was known for her love of LIVING life to the fullest. She loved animals as much as she loved her family and had a zest for life like no other. Her heart was enormous and she will forever be missed by all those who knew her. Left to mourn her loss are two children, Charles Riggio of Inverness and Stephanie Cavrudatz of Oakland Park, FL her sister, Donna Marie Gargiulo-Catardi, Inverness, FL; 1 brother, Anthony Catardi of Connecticut; 2 grandchildren, Rylie and Jawknee-Mikhail; 2 nephews, Joseph Gargiulo, Jr. and Jason Gargiulo; her partner, James Grasso. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 12:30 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Fr. Tim Cummings of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church will officiate. The family will greet friends at the funeral from 11:30 AM until the hour of service. Another Celebration of Life for family and friends will be at a later date in Connecticut.


Neal Ross

Neal E Ross, 76, Inverness, FL
Neal Eugene Ross, age 76, a winter resident of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on Saturday, March 30, 2019. Neal was born on January 11, 1943 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Harold and Carol (Eckley) Ross. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy during the Viet-Nam War. A Christian by faith, he attended worship services at the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness. Neal was a Past Commander of, and very active in, the Cpl. James O. Jordan VFW Post #3374 in Greenville, PA. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and was an avid collector of Zippo lighters, and knives. Those left to mourn Neal’s passing include his brother, Robert M. Ross of Wellsboro, PA and his sister, Rebecca Gruner and her husband Donald of Reno, NV. To honor Neal’s life and his service to his country, a graveside service will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. Pastor Ron Fonfara of the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness will deliver a spiritual message and full military honors will be rendered by the Citrus County Honor Guard. Friends are invited to join the procession to the cemetery which will depart from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home promptly at 10:15 AM.


Margaret Rousseau

Margaret M Rousseau, 78, Hernando, FL
Margaret M. “Peggy” Rousseau, age 78, Hernando passed away Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Peggy was born in Charlestown, RI on November 23, 1940 to the late Leo C. and Mary (O’Donnell) Dubeau and came to this area in 2008 from her native Charlestown. She was an accomplished quilter and artist and an active member of the First Christian Church of Inverness. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 60 years, John F. Rousseau, Hernando, FL 4 children: Thomas J. Rousseau and wife Betty, Charlestown, RI; Joseph W. Rousseau and wife Laurie, Richmond, RI; Robert W. Rousseau and wife Dawn, Richmond, RI; John F. Rousseau III and wife Michelle, Mystic, CT; brother, Leo Dubeau, Miami, FL; 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted from the First Christian Church of Inverness on April 5, 2019 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Tom Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at a later date in White Brook Cemetery in Richmond, RI. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being received by First Christian Church, Inverness, FL Cremation with care arranged by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory


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


Dorothy Runyon

Dorothy W Runyon, 97, Inverness, FL
Dorothy W. Runyon, age 97, of Inverness, FL passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019 while under the care of Vitas Hospice in Lecanto, FL. Dorothy was born on November 7, 1921 in Elizabeth, N.J. to the late Leroy and Mamie (Ralph) Wolfe. She proudly served her country as a member of the United States Navy and was a Veteran of World War II. Dorothy was married to Albert Runyon for 41 years until his passing in 1982. She and Albert made Citrus County Florida their home in 1970 after relocating from Flemington, N.J. For the past 30 years Dorothy loved spending time at the East Citrus Community Center in Inverness where she enjoyed playing cards and socializing with her friends. She also enjoyed painting, watching musicals and going to the theatre. Those left to mourn Dorothy’s passing include her daughter, Debra Graham and her Fiancé Sandy Bagley of Hernando, FL; sons: Albert Runyon of High Springs, FL, Bruce Runyon of Inverness, FL, Dwight Runyon of Clinton, N.J., Eric Runyon of Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren: Roger, Michele, Lynn, Albie, Meagan, Dwight, Ashley, Paula, Rebecca, Erica; and several great grandchildren. In addition to her loving husband Albert, Dorothy was preceded in death by her son, Craig Runyon and sister, Lillian May Hodge. A funeral to honor Dorothy’s life and her service to her country is scheduled for Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL where full military honors will be rendered by Inverness VFW #4337 honor guard. Friends are invited to join Dorothy’s family in the procession to the cemetery, which will leave the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home promptly at 10:15 AM on the morning of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Dorothy’s memory can be made to the East Citrus Community Center, 9907 E Gulf to Lake Hwy., Inverness, FL 34450.


Dolores "Lola" Santos

Dolores "Lola" Santos, 93, Beverly Hills, FL
Dolores “Lola” Santos, age 93, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away at The Grove Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hernando, FL on March 7, 2019. Lola was born on April 19, 1925 in Ciego de Avila, Camaguey, Cuba to the late Sebastian Santos and Herminia Suarez. She became a citizen of the United States in 1969 and settled in Miami. Lola made Citrus County her official home 9 years ago and was a member of the Hernando United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and always kept her home spotless and clean. Lola loved to travel and had visited Peru, Spain and Bolivia. Those left to mourn Lola’s passing include her devoted niece/daughter, Maria O’Brien of Beverly Hills, FL; Maria’s sons: Marcus O’Brien of Beverly Hills, FL, Billy O’ Brien and wife Marlene and sons Christian and Sean of Lecanto, FL, Jeffrey O’Brien and Mom, Diana of South Carolina, Shane O’Brien and his wife Sally of Pembroke Pines, FL and their sons, Aiden and Trevor; sister, Grisel Santos of Cuba; Nieces: Aurita Lopez of Spain, Ines Mendoza of Cuba, Xiomara Santos of Florida, Barbara Santos of Florida; nephews: Dr. Leonardo Sanchez Santos of Cuba, Manuel, Fidel and Carlos Sanchez of Florida, Rolando Santos, of Florida, Orlando Rodriguez of Cuba, Jorge Santos of Florida, Arnaldo and Alberto Rodriguez, both of Florida, Fermin and Chucho Lopez, both of Spain, Basilio and David Mendoza, both of Cuba. Tia Lola will be remembered as the best aunt to many, and more than a mother to her niece Maria. She has also been a “Granny Lola” to Maria’s children and a “Great Nana” for Jeffrey, Christian, Sean, Aiden and Trevor P. of Pines FL. Following cremation, Lola will be laid to rest at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness, FL. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


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.


Doreen Smith

Doreen J Smith, 91, Dunnellon, FL
Doreen Joyce Smith, age 91, of Dunnellon, FL passed away at her home while under the care of hospice on March 2, 2019 with her loving daughter by her side. Doreen was born on January 13, 1928 in Jamestown, N.Y. to the late Gilbert and Hazel (Seaholm) Johnson. She was married to her husband Clifford Smith until his passing on June 8, 2008. Doreen and Clifford made Florida their home after relocating from Lakewood, N.Y. In 1989 after retirement from General Telephone Electronics in St. Petersburg, they settled in Inverness for 10 years before moving to Dunnellon 20 years ago. Doreen enjoyed knitting and reading. In their younger years, she and her husband enjoyed ballroom dancing, boating and fishing together. Most recently, her favorite pastime was working in her yard and gardening. Those left to mourn Doreen’s passing are her daughter, Roxanne Rae Roschek and her fiancé James Abig of Omro, WI; grandchildren: Michael, Holly and David Huntington; and seven great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Doreen was preceded in death by her daughter, Deborah Lynn Nichols in 2001 and her sisters, Dorothy Dahlberg and Dolores Mac Neill. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Fred Sorvillo

Fred J Sorvillo, 101, Hernando, FL
Fred James Sorvillo, age 101, Hernando, FL passed away February 23, 2019 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Fred was born in Harwinton, CT on September 24, 1917 to the late Dominic and Molly (Colangelo) Sorvillo and moved to Citrus County in 2003 from Clearwater, Florida. He retired from the commercial construction industry. Fred served our country in the U.S. Army during WW II, having fought in the Asiatic Pacific Theater, New Guinea, The Phillippines, and Luzon with the 227th Searchlight Battalion Group.. He was of the Catholic Faith and attended St. Cecilia’s parish in Clearwater. An avid reader, he completed several books a month, especially by his favorite authors. He also was a horse racing enthusiast, enjoying off track betting weekly after carefully studying each horse in the field, the track conditions. While living in Clearwater, he was able to enjoy live racing at Tampa Bay Downs. Remaining to cherish his memory are two children, Sandra Sorvillo of Hernando, FL and Chuck Sorvillo and his wife Diane of Beverly Hills. He also had 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Simonin Sorvillo on May 11, 2011. They were married over 65 years. He also lost his brother, Cuddy Boscarino and three sisters, Josephine Jenkins, Angie DeBrot, and Antoinette Zanetti. Catholic graveside committal services will be offered on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 11:00 AM from the Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park in Clearwater. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please make donation to Mill Creek Farms/Retirement Home for Horses, Inc., P.O. Box 2100, Alachua, FL 32616-2100, rhh@millcreekfarm.org, (352)462-1001. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL is assisting the family.


Wayne Stalbaum

Wayne Stalbaum, 97, Inverness, FL
Wayne Stalbaum, age 97, of Inverness, FL passed away at Rosecastle Assisted Living Facility in Lecanto on March 10, 2019. Wayne was born on February 4, 1922 in Norway, WI to the late Edward and Ellen (Ebert) Stalbaum. He proudly served his country as a Sergeant in the United States Army and was a Veteran of World War II. He was married to Betty (Hall) Stalbaum for 54 years until her passing on December 16, 2005. Wayne and Betty made Citrus County their home in 1969 after relocating from Wisconsin. He was a Methodist by faith and an avid golfer. Wayne is survived by three children, Steven (Kelly) Stalbaum of Boynton Beach, FL, Scott (Katherine) Stalbaum of Inverness, FL, Wendy Bradford of Inglis, FL; six grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. In addition to his loving wife Betty, Wayne was preceded in death by brothers: Verne and Ralph Stalbaum and sister, Bernice Stalbaum. Wayne will be laid to rest with his wife Betty at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Agnes Ruth Stilley Reeder Cunningham

Agnes Ruth Stilley Reeder Cunningham, 91, ,
Agnes Ruth Stilley Reeder Cunningham, age 91, passed away April 12, 2019. Ruth was born in Equality, IL on April 4, 1928 to Frank and Nellie (Modglin) Stilley. She and her husband, Edward “Red” Reeder, owned and operated a service station for the Skelley Oil Company in Eldorado, IL. Following Red’s death on November 4, 1962 in Covington, TN, Ruth worked as a deputy for the Saline County Sheriff’s Office. She then worked for Tri-County Chemical in Eldorado and attended college at night. Ruth married Harry Cunningham and they subsequently moved to Clearwater, Florida in 1972 where she work as an office manager at Dimmitt Chevrolet. After retiring, Ruth and Harry moved to Inverness in 1993 to be close to family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Edward “Red” Reeder (1962); her second husband, Harry Cunningham (2001); a sister, Alma Stilley Pulliam; two brothers, Randall and Ralph Stilley; and a sister who died in childhood. Left to mourn her loss are her two children, Donna Reeder Kopecky (Paul), Dayton, TX, and Dwain Reeder (Susan), Inverness, FL; four grandchildren, Trevor Kopecky (Alexandra), Owasso, OK; William Kopecky (Charyl), Dayton, TX; Kristin Reeder Cox (Travis), Pace, FL; Caitlin Reeder Tobin (Michael), Escondido, CA: and eight great grandchildren, Nathan and Grace Kopecky; Nickolas and Alexander Kopecky; Wyatt, Rory and Everett Cox; and Emmalyn Tobin. Cremation with care under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL. Burial at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Hospice.


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.


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.


Bertha Tobiassen

Bertha E Tobiassen, 85, Hernando, FL
Bertha E. Tobiassen, 85, of Hernando, Florida, passed away on March 24, 2019 at The Grove Health and Rehabilitation Center. Bertha grew up on Einarsmo a beautiful farm in Sor-Audnedal, Norway where she and her family lived off the land. In her late teens Bertha left the farm to study Home Economics and worked as a Nanny until she met and fell in love with her recently deceased husband Raymond Tobiassen, of 61 years. Bertha and Raymond immigrated to the United States in 1956 settling first in New York City, then moving to Connecticut where she raised her children, and then retiring in Florida. While a Norwegian at heart, Bertha returned home each year to be with her family and to reconnect with her roots. Family and Religion were the two most important aspects of Bertha’s life. She was active in her church and spread kindness wherever she could. She expressed great love to her husband, children and friends. Bertha believed in seeing the good in people rather than the bad. Bertha will be greatly missed by her three children Toni (Paul) Christensen of Middletown Springs, VT, Ruth Aileen Tobiassen of Gainesville, FL, and Roy (Kimberly) Tobiassen of Hernando, FL; her three grandchildren, Wesley Christensen, Amanda LaChance, and Daniel Fosket; and her two sisters Inger Saetre-Gjendal of Flekkefjord, Norway and Ragnhild Christensen of Sor-Audnedal, Norway. Memorial Services for Bertha will be held at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness, on Wednesday, April 17th at 4:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, in honor of the loving care that Hospice provided Bertha this past year, the family requests donations be made to Hospice.


Diana Tyner

Diana M Tyner, 0, Inverness, FL
Diana Maria Tyner, Inverness, Florida passed away March 11, 2019 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL. Diana was born in New York, NY to the late Edward and Alice (Lopez) Pena. She was a retired elementary school teacher for the Pinellas County School System with 25 years of service and member of St Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Inverness. She and her husband lived in St Petersburg for over 30 years before moving to Inverness in 2000. Left to mourn her loss is her husband, of 50 years, Tommy “Tom” Tyner of Inverness. Three daughters, Pamela Ann Wilkins and husband Jeff, New Port Richey, FL; Sandra Joan Toth and her husband, Dr. Nolan Toth of Inverness; Suzanne Theresa Tennan and husband Ed of St. Petersburg; loving nephew, Michael Tyner, St Petersburg; 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren There will be a Requiem Eucharist Mass celebrated at St Margaret’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, March 23rd at 11:00 AM with Fr Eugene Reuman, celebrant. Interment of the urn will follow in St. Margaret’s Memorial Garden. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Scottish Rite Foundation, 5500 Memorial Highway, Tampa, FL 33634.The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family.


Carol Valenty

Carol M Valenty, 70, Beverly Hills, FL
Carol M. Valenty, age 70, of Beverly Hills, FL, passed away Monday, February 25th, 2019. She was born January 14th, 1949, in Boston, MA, to the late Ernestine Caissie. She is survived by her husband of ten years Tom Valenty, daughters Rhonde and Kelly Bradshaw. Three grandchildren, Amanda, Brittnee, and Cameron, and one great-grandson, as well as five brothers and sisters and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her daughter Sharon Bradshaw and her grandson Aiden. There are no services planned at Carol’s request.


Donald Victor

Donald W Victor, 71, Bushnell, FL
Donald W. Victor, age 71, of Bushnell, FL passed away in Hudson, FL on April 6, 2019. Donald was born on October 31, 1947 in Floral Park, N.Y. to the late William D. and Jeannette (Baylis) Victor. Prior to retirement, he worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator for the mining industry. Donald loved riding his Harley Davidson and spending time at the IRRU club in Inverness, FL. He was also a member of the V.F.W. He is survived by his nephew, Craig Langenau who resides in Hyde Park, N.Y. In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by his sister, Gail Joanne Langenau in October of 1981. Per his final wishes, there are no funeral services scheduled. Cremation care is under the direction of 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.


Michael Wasilko

Michael R Wasilko, 74, Hernando, FL
Michael Richard Wasilko, age 74, of Hernando, FL passed away at his home on March 12, 2019. Michael was born on September 14, 1944 in McKees Rocks, PA to the late Michael and Anna (Marmura) Wasilko and was a graduate of McKees Rocks High School. He earned a degree in Music Education from Duquesne University and went on to become the Director of Music Education and the Marching Band Director for the Mifflin County School System in Lewiston, PA. Michael enjoyed discovering new restaurants and posting messages to family and friends on Facebook. Michael is survived by his son Patrick; sister, Carolyn Wasilko Daniels and her husband Serge; sisters-in-law: Judie Wohnsiedler, Susan Marone; brother-in-law, Michael Bailey. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Anita Bailey Wasilko on August 9, 2015. Michael’s passing will also be mourned, and he will be sorely missed by his many nieces, nephews, cousins, former students and Facebook friends. A Funeral Service will be offered on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 1:00 PM at St. Raphael of Brooklyn Orthodox Church in Inverness, FL with Fr. Sergious Gerken, Celebrant. Michael will be laid to rest at Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Timothy Webster

Timothy L Webster, 70, Crystal River, FL
Timothy Leonard Webster, 70 of Crystal River, passed away on March 27, 2019 at Vitas Hospice in Lecanto. Tim was born on October 18, 1948 in Milwaukee, WI to the late Leonard Jerome and Geraldine M. (Jonas) Webster. He moved to Key West, FL in 1996 from Indiana, then to Citrus County in 2004. He was a truck driver for all his working years, and enjoyed the driving. All during his life, Tim loved riding his Harley’s. He loved the water, boating and his jet ski. Tim also bought and sold cars, he was a car fanatic. Tim was a people person, who loved talking to people. He was very kind and liked making people laugh. Left to cherish his memory is his daughter, Lisa Sigler of Crystal River and her mother, June Tolliver. Private arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness.


Lorraine Weeks

Lorraine Z Weeks, 89, Hernando, FL
Lorraine Z. Weeks, 89 of Hernando, died March 6, 2019 after a short illness. She was born in Traverse City, MI on June 19, 1929 to the late Willis & Ernestene (Pahl) Burkholder. She was a member of several clubs and sold Avon for over 20 years. She had a “Kitchen Band” that entertained many at the nursing homes and for special events. She is survived by her son, James Evans of Hernando, FL; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, William Weeks, Kent City, FL; son, Billy L. Evans, Hernando, FL; two brothers: John D. Burkholder, Osprey, FL and Raymond Burkholder, Traverse City, MI; and her sister, Beverly Nyland, Hernando, FL. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Cremation, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with private cremation care arrangements.


Margaret Wereszczak

Margaret R Wereszczak, 88, Beverly Hills, FL
Margaret Rose Wereszczak, age 88, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away while under the care of hospice at her home on March 1, 2019. Margaret was born on November 3, 1930 in Gloucester, England to the late Charles and Harriet Powell. On July 12, 1975 she married Alek Wereszczak with whom she shared 43 years of marriage. Margaret and Alek resided in Herkimer, N.Y. and were Florida “snowbirds” that had called Citrus County their winter home for over 20 years. She was a founding member of the St. Raphael of Brooklyn Orthodox Church in Inverness, FL where she also sang in the choir. Margaret was also a member of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Herkimer, N.Y. Prior to retirement, she was a piano teacher for many years and was excellent at knitting. She especially loved making beautiful sweaters for her grandchildren. While residing in New York, she had been a volunteer at the Folts Home for many years. Margaret was a wonderful cook that made delicious cookies and loved spending time with her grandchildren. In addition to her loving husband Alek, those left to mourn Margaret’s passing include her son, Peter Kaszycki and his wife Mary Anne of Atlanta, GA; daughter in law, Grace Kaszycki of Brookfield, CT; daughter in law, Tammy Pashley of Mohawk, N.Y.; niece, Lizabeth Wolfe and husband Allen of Rockledge, FL; stepchildren: Andrew Wereszczak and his wife Leslie of Oak Ridge, TN; Sharon Marosek of Rimrock, AZ, Janice Wereszczak and her husband David of Chapel Hill, N.C., Diane Bortle and her husband Walter of Cochranville, PA; sixteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Margaret was preceded in death by two sons: Paul Kaszycki in 1984, John Kaszycki in 2008; and siblings: Charles, Fred, Eric, Doreen, Vera and Evelyn. Funeral Divine Liturgy will be offered on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. Raphael of Brooklyn Orthodox Church in Inverness, FL with Fr. Sergious Gerken, Celebrant. Friends may call at the church beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Additional services for Margaret will be under the direction of the Petykiewicz, Iocovozzi and Burns Funeral Home in Herkimer, N.Y. with burial to take place at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery in East Herkimer, N.Y. at a later date. In lieu of flowers it is requested that memorial donations be made to the hospice organization of your choice. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Nella Whittaker-Polston-Couvillon

Nella D Whittaker-Polston-Couvillon, 83, Lecanto, FL
Nella D. Whittaker-Polston-Couvillon, age 83, of Lecanto, FL passed away at Bayfront Health Seven Rivers Hospital in Crystal River, FL on March 26, 2019. Nella was born in Monterey, TN on October 2, 1935 to the late Modesta and Dorothy (Henry) Whittaker. She made Dunnellon FL her home in 1993 after relocating from Chicago, IL. She attended Olivet Nazarene University where she met William “Bud” Polston. Both were active in the Nazarene Church and attended worship services at the Hernando Church of the Nazarene. After Bud passed away she later married Paul Couvillon. Nella loved being a homemaker and raising her family. In her spare time she enjoyed crocheting, knitting, reading and gardening. She especially loved growing flowers. Those left to mourn Nella’s passing include her sons: Jeff Polston and his fiancée Mary, Brian Polston and his wife Pamela; daughter, Sandra Hamrick and her husband Don; brother, Billy Whittaker and his wife Vida; sisters: Brenda Heck and her husband Patrick, Dianna Smith and her husband Ronnie; sister in law, Betty Polston; nine grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Nella was preceded in death by her husband William “Bud” Polston, and later her husband of 10 years, Paul Couvillon; son Mark William Polston and sister, Jean Cash. A Funeral Service of Remembrance has been scheduled for Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, with Rev. Nancy Johnson officiating. Friends are invited to join Nella’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.


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.


John Wilson

John H Wilson, 97, Inverness, FL
John Herman Wilson, Jr., age 97, of Inverness, FL passed away at Bayfront Health Seven Rivers in Crystal River, FL on March 16, 2019. John was born on February 14, 1922 in Springfield, TN to the late Sarah Taylor (Warren) and John Herman Wilson, Sr. He proudly served his country as a Captain in the United States Air Force and was a Veteran of World War II. John, affectionately known by all as Jay, never retired and worked all his life in the fashion industry. In 1986 he married his wife Lillian and they made Citrus County their home in 1999 after relocating from Tarpon Springs, FL. John was a Baptist by faith and attended services at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness, FL. John truly loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, hunting quail and participating in field and trial competitions with his beloved English Pointers. In addition to his wife Lillian, those left to mourn John’s passing include his daughter, Janelle Wilson; stepdaughter, Monica Saldarriaga, stepson, Sergio Saldarriaga, Emily Wilson, wife of his late brother, Don Taylor Wilson, his niece, Claudia Belcher, and his nephews, Don Wilson Jr. and James Barry Wilson. He was preceded in death by two brothers: James and Don Taylor Wilson. John’s urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery at a later date. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Lutea Wright

Lutea A Wright, 73, Inverness, FL
Lutea A. Wright, beloved Mother, Sister, Grandmother, Aunt and Friend, 73, of Inverness, FL passed away Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Vitas Hospice in Lecanto. Lutea was born in Miami, FL on April 9, 1945 to the late Albert Leroy and Marguerite Lucille (Hovey) Hoff. She came to Citrus County in 1994 from Boynton Beach, FL. Lutea was a secretary in the medical care industry. She was Baptist by faith and enjoyed crocheting, sewing, gardening and cooking with love. She is gone but never forgotten! Left to cherish her memory are her sons: James W. Morris and his wife, Mabel of Royal Palm Beach, FL and Dean A. Morris and his wife Tammy also of Boynton Beach, FL; her step daughter, Tammy Shone Wright; her brothers: Charles and Albert Hoff; her sisters: Sherry Hoff, Peggy Burns and Dawn Gruzdas; 4 grandchildren, one great grandchild; and numerous loving nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life service for Lutea will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 3:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, with Rev. David Throckmorton, officiating.


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.