Obituaries
For the Last 3 Months.

Frank Albrecht

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


Beverly Bailey

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


Bobby Bennett

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


Hazel Berger

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


Patricia Bourget

Patricia A Bourget, 74, Inverness, FL
Patricia Ann Bourget, 74, of Inverness, FL passed away June 22, 2018 at her residence in Inverness. She was born in Providence, RI on January 5, 2018 to the late John F. and Roberta (Moore) Murphy. Patricia was a assembly line worker for several different factories, and arrived in this area in 1995, coming from Rhode Island. She enjoyed taking cruises, traveling and spending time with family and friends. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Henri E. Bourget in 2006. Survivors include her children Raymond E. Hutchins of West Greenwich, RI, Valerie A. Barna and her husband Alfred of Warrick, RI, and Debra J. Frappier of Blackstone, MA; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Private cremation care. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Judy Brower

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


Thadis Brown

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


Murdock "Bucky" Buchanan

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


Bert Burke

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


Patricia Carr

Patricia A Carr, 73, High Springs, FL
Patricia A. Louden Carr, age 73, of High Springs and formerly of Hernando, FL, passed away at Solaris Healthcare in Lake City, FL on June 20, 2018. Patricia was born on March 11, 1945, in St. Louis, MO to the late Glenn Allen and Mildred Lucille (Sewell) Louden. She was a Methodist by faith and attended services at Hernando United Methodist Church in the past. In her spare time, Patricia enjoyed needlepoint and knitting. She had a great love for animals, especially her Chihuahuas, and was a huge fan of Elvis Presley, and listened to country radio. Patricia also enjoyed spending time with family and going on cruises. Those left to mourn Patricia’s passing include her son, Wayne Carr and his wife Kimberly of Ocala, FL; sister, Susan Louden Murray and her husband James of High Springs, FL; grandchildren: Daniel, Nichole, Johnathan, Christopher, Haley, Paislee, Kara, Gerald; 2 great grandchildren; niece, Pam Krauser and her husband Bill Walukonsis of Garnet Valley, PA; and cousins: Wayne Louden and his wife Judy of Belleville, IL, Sandra Louden of Breese, IL, Carolyn Brancato and her husband Howard of Richmond, MA, John Brancato and wife, Joan of N.Y. A gathering of Patricia’s friends and family will take place on Friday, July 6, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, where people are invited to share their favorite stories and memories of Patricia. Her urn will be laid to rest beside her parent’s at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness, FL at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Vincent Carrara

Vincent D Carrara, 97, Beverly Hills, FL
Vincent Donald Carrara, age 97, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away at his home on Saturday, July 14, 2018. Born in Schenectady, NY on November 14, 1920 to the late Nancy (Santore) Boyce and the late Michael Carrara, he was Catholic by faith and proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy Amphibious Division. Vincent was a World War II Veteran and took part in the Invasion of Normandy landing at Utah Beach. In 1941 he married Mary Anne Legnante, with whom he shared 75 years of marriage until her passing on January 7, 2017. Vincent and Mary made Citrus County, FL their home over 20 years ago after relocating from Schenectady, NY. In his spare time, he enjoyed golf, fishing and hunting. Vincent will be remembered by his only son, Wayne Carrara, his wife Jennifer of Schenectady, NY and only granddaughter Krystle Carrara of Hollywood, FL; a sister, Sandra Garufy of Binghamton, NY and a brother, Richard Boyce and his wife Joan of Sarasota, FL; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Vincent was predeceased by his wife Mary Anne and a sister, Matilda Boughton. A Graveside Memorial Service is scheduled for Friday, July 20, 2018 at 1:30 PM at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL, and conducted by Deacon Nick Nowak of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness. Full military honors will be rendered by Inverness VFW #4337 Honor Guard. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Adrian "A.T." Carroll

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


Alfred Contino

Alfred B Contino, 75, Inverness, FL
Alfred B. Contino, age 75, of Inverness, FL, passed away Friday, June 15, 2018 at Avante’ Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Inverness, FL. Alfred was born on June 12, 1943 in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the late Alfred J. and Anna (Pelligrino) Contino. He was Catholic by faith and employed by Sunoco Oil as a Training Manager. Alfred is survived by daughters: Michele Contino of Homosassa, FL and Denise Altieri of Lansdale, PA. He will also be missed by his former wife and friend, Carol Contino. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Henry Cunningham

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


C. Jean Wilcoxon DeHart

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


Danny "Joe" DeMoe

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


William Denny

William A Denny, 94, Inverness, FL
William Areise Denny, 94, of Inverness, FL passed away June 10, 2018 at Avante at Inverness nursing home in Inverness. He was born in Lodi, VA on October 14, 1923 to the late William Elbert and Irene (Kelly) Denny. William was a U.S. Army Air Corp veteran of WWII, and an Engineer Tech for Bendix Corp. He arrived in this area in 1983, coming from Newport News, VA and was a Christian by faith. He enjoyed flying airplanes and loved building small aircraft. William is survived by his sons David F. Denny of Walkerton, VA, and William E. Denny of Norfolk, VA; daughters Betty J. Shelton of Pulaski, VA and Ruth Ann Fletcher of Dublin, VA; and 10 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Louis Di Giacinto

Louis Di Giacinto, 51, Inverness, FL
Louis Di Giacinto, age 51, of Inverness, FL passed away June 23, 2018 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Louis was born on August 27, 1966 in Salem, N.J. to the late Peter and Mary Ann (Hiles) Di Giacinto. On October 10, 2010 he married Lena (Harley) with whom he shared 7 loving years of marriage. A Catholic by faith, Louis made Citrus County his home in 2012 after relocating from Ft. Lauderdale and worked for Home Depot. In his spare time he enjoyed puzzles, making arts and crafts, painting and cooking. In addition to his loving wife Lena, those left to mourn Louis’ passing are his stepson, Jonathan Salyers of Inverness, FL; brother in law, George Harley and his wife Shannon of Inverness, FL; nieces: Chanda Harley of Inverness, FL, Angelena Harley of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; sister, Nancy Nawaz of Hialeah, FL; and his very special “adopted mom”, Nancy Perez-Carrillo of Hialeah, FL. In addition to his parent’s, Louis was preceded in death by his brother, Peter Di Giacinto. A celebration of Louis’ life is scheduled for Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, with Father Claudius Mganga of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church officiating. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 AM for visitation and fellowship with Louis’ family. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Robert Di Ninno

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


Inez Dinger

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


Bobby Eiland

Bobby J Eiland, 48, Hernando, FL
Bobby John Eiland, 48, of Hernando, FL passed away May 20, 2018 in Marion County, FL. He was born in Miami, FL on May 25, 1969, and arrived in this area in 2005, coming from Ocala, FL. Bobby worked in warehouse distribution for the Chewy’s Pet Products Distribution Center. He was Baptist by faith and enjoyed camping, going to Daytona Beach, and loved spending time with his family and playing with his daughters. He also loved visiting family in Alabama and Tennessee. Bobby was preceded in death by his mother Elizabeth Ann Eiland. He is survived by his loving wife of 8 years, Michelle Eiland; his daughters Bobbi Rae and Molli Beth Eiland of Hernando; his father James Kenneth Eiland and step-mother Tina Eiland; brothers Billy James Eiland and his wife Shannon, Kenneth Scott “Junior” Eiland, and Chance Eiland; and sister Kimberly Scisum and her husband Timmy; father in law, Michael McCarthy; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and nephews. A gathering of family and friends is planned for Friday, May 25, 2018, which would have been Bobby’s 49th birthday. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ernest Ellison, Jr

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


Robert English

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


Everett Faulkner

Everett E Faulkner, 79, Homosassa, FL
Everett E. Faulkner, age 79, of Homosassa, FL, passed away May 31, 2018 while under the care of Sturgill Hospice in Brooksville, FL. Everett was born in Benson, IL on September 14, 1938 to the late Keith and Ethel (Fickens) Faulkner and was employed by the Caterpillar Heavy Machinery Company for 35 years as a Quality Control Inspector. Everett was married to Donna (Burgdorf) for 35 years. He and Donna were Florida Snow Birds for several years before finally making Florida their permanent home 4 years ago. Methodist by faith, Everett attended worship services at the First United Methodist Church of Homosassa. Prior to relocating to Florida, he attended services at the Chillicothe Christian Church in Chillicothe, IL where he also worked as their Property Manager. In his spare time, Everett enjoyed fishing and woodworking. He also loved to travel and had been a member of an R.V. travel group. In addition to his loving wife Donna, those left to mourn Everett’s passing include his daughters: Kim Farmer and her husband Tim of Chillicothe, IL, Gay Cribbs and her husband Duane of Eureka, IL, Angie Plunk of Eureka, IL, Becky Hobbs and her husband Kevin of Bellbrook, OH; sisters: Margie Gudat of Peoria Heights, IL, Linda Hire of Peoria, IL, Judy Lane of Arkansas, Kathy Davis of Washington, IL; 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Everett was preceded in death by one brother, Arnold Faulkner. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Claude Fore, Jr.

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


Patricia Futch

Patricia Y Futch, 71, Dunnellon, FL
Patricia Yvonne Futch, age 71, of Dunnellon, passed away at her home on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Patricia was born on May 24, 1947, in Villa Rica, GA, to the late Melvin Barclay and Lucille Nation. On December 26, 1968, she married Robert Futch with whom she shared 49 years of loving marriage. Patricia and Robert made Citrus County their home in 1987 after relocating from Orlando, FL. She worked in retail sales throughout her life and enjoyed fishing with her husband at their home on the river. In addition to her husband Robert, those left to mourn Patricia’s passing are her sons, Ray Futch, Randy Futch and Jerry Cascarelle; and several grandchildren. Patricia was preceded in death by 2 sisters. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Christopher  Gangler

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


Helen Gilbert

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


George Goodwin

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


Jody Gordon

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


Alma Hale

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


Camille Hansen-Grosso

Camille Hansen-Grosso, 93, Inverness, FL
Camille Hansen-Grosso, resident of Inverness, Florida, formerly of Rochester, NY, and Dearborn, MI, passed away on June 17, 2018 in, Inverness, FL at the age of 93 years. Camille was born in Rochester, NY Nov 3, 1924 to a large and loving Italian Family. She is the last survivor of her parents Gerlermo Pavia & Theresa Scardinale Pavia Mangone's 11 children. She is survived by her daughter Virginia Mathews of Dearborn, MI., Son Trevor Grosso and beloved daughter-in-law Aoi Grosso, of Inverness, FL. as well as 15 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 30+ nieces & nephews. Camille lived a long industrious life and was a woman before her time. Left alone with 3 children in 1956 she forged forward from a stay at home wife, to factory worker, to successful singer in NYC. At 32 she became the bride of Daniel A. Grosso of NYC, who became a wonderful husband & father for her children and eventually Grandpa to their grandchildren. She went on to become a licensed beautician, then entrepreneur, having established three successful enterprises. Though widowed in 1977, she successfully retired in 1993 to Inverness, fulfilling the hope she shared with her husband Daniel to build their dream home on the lot they had purchased together in 1960. She went on to become an active member of her church, to travel and maintain ties with her family in Michigan, NYC and Rochester, NY. Like her mother before her, in spite of some late life heartache inflicted upon her, she proved to be a woman of faith, a survivor, a woman of dignity and love. Camille was a devout born again Christian, loved her family, generous, a wise woman who was an avid reader and enjoyed hobbies of floral arranging, ceramics & painting. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and TRULY loved her. She was predeceased by her husband Daniel A. Grosso, son Bruce Grosso, grandsons Duane Mathews, Taylor Grosso, granddaughter Katelyn Carson, 10 siblings, several nieces & nephews as well as her in-laws and many, many friends. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. She will be interred with her husband Daniel Grosso, in Rochester, NY.


Mitchell Harkins

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


Patricia  Hartigan

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


Layla Herring

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


Mitchel Hertig

Mitchel J Hertig, 79, Inverness, FL
Mitchel John Hertig, age 79, of Inverness, FL passed away June 12, 2018 at Sturgill Hospice Care Center in Brooksville, FL. He was born in Lutaniska, Poland on January 1, 1939 to the late John and Victoria (Kop) Hertig. Mitchel was a U.S. Army veteran and a Claims Superintendent for State Farm Insurance Company. He arrived in this area 25 years ago after relocating from Hamilton, IL where he was past Commander of VFW Post #5256. Mitchel was also past Fire Chief, a City Councilman, and member of the Kiwanis Club, all of Hamilton, IL. Locally, Mitchel was a member of the Inverness Golf and Country Club and a member of the “Nooners”. He also greatly enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting, and going to casinos. He is survived by his loving wife of 9 years, Linda J. Hertig. Other survivors include his sons: Joseph Hertig and his wife Christine, Mitchel J. Hertig, Jr; daughters: Amanda Cullinan and her husband Justin, Debbie Dickerson and her husband Brian, Jennifer Palmer and her husband Mike, Angee Hainline, and Candace Leary and her husband Tom; brother Joseph Hertig and his wife Merilee; and 7 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by daughter, Pamela Thompson. Mitchel’s urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 10:30 AM. Full Military Honor Guard services will be rendered by Inverness VFW Post #4337 at the cemetery. An additional Celebration of Life will be planned for a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Tina Hibbard

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


James Holland

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


Margaret Holley

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


Irene Huelbig

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


Wilma Hughes

Wilma F Hughes, 93, Dunnellon, FL
Wilma Sue (Franklin) Hughes, 93, was called home Wednesday, May 30, 2018. She was born in Bessemer City, NC on November 23, 1924 to the late Frank O. and Doris (Penland) Franklin. Mrs. Hughes and her husband, Bob, moved to Dunnellon, Florida, in 1961 from York County, SC. She was employed by Marion County Schools for more than 20 years in food services. She spent all those years at Dunnellon High School, retiring as cafeteria manager in 1991. Above all, she loved her family and enjoyed the time with them. Other interests included bowling, serving in her church, fishing on the river, and playing Rook with family and her best friend Esther White. She was known for her wonderful cooking and very happy to serve family and friends. Mrs. Hughes loved the simple and most important things in life. She was happy to sing songs while her husband played the piano or sit in the yard swing with him by her side. She was preceded in death by her husband of 73 years, Claude R. “Bob” Hughes. Left to cherish her memories are her children, Buddy Lee (Wylene) Hughes of Six Mile, SC; James H. “Jim” (Carolyn) Hughes of Inverness, FL; Bobbie Sue (Richard) Brown of St. Augustine, FL; brother, Keith Franklin of Dallas, NC; sister-in-law, Audrey Franklin of Bessemer City, NC; 7 wonderful grandchildren, Dianne McKinney, Brenda (Rickey) Moore, Charlotte (Jimm) Thompkins, Deanna (Shane) Waybright, Dana Rise, Rich (Amy) Brown, and Robbie (Adriane) Brown; 14 beloved great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and dear friends. Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at the Sisk-Butler Funeral Home in Bessemer City, NC with Dr. Steve Taylor officiating. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. until the hour of the service. Burial will follow in Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, NC. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make donations to the American Lung Association or to your favorite charity. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Charles E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Dora Hunt

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


Lucinda Iddings

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


Robert Iddings

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


Lois Isabelle

Lois S Isabelle, 82, Inverness, FL
Lois S. Isabelle, 82, Inverness passed away June 13, 2018 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. A native of New York City, she was born on April 29, 1936 to the late Otto and Sankte (Nielsen) Jensen, she moved here in 1972 from Islip Terrace, NY. She was of the Catholic Faith and enjoyed painting, cooking, and knitting. Left to cherish her memory are two children, Elaine Isabelle of Henderson, Texas; Donald Isabelle and his wife, Kathe of St Johns, FL ; her twin brother, William Curtis Jensen of New Hampshire; grandchildren: Jerry Reed, Curtis Reed, Jennifer Isabelle, Kyle Isabelle, Lauren Isabelle, Devin Isabelle; great grandchildren, Naomi, Mason, and Braden. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Carl Isabelle and her son, Clifford. Memorial services will be conducted on Tuesday, June 19th at 2:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Fr. Claudius Mganga of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church officiating. Burial will follow at a later date in Hills of Rest Cemetery.


Cheryl Jarrett

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


Megan Johnson

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


Lisa Jones

Lisa M Jones, 45, Hernando, FL
Lisa Michelle Jones, age 45 of Hernando, FL, passed away at her residence on May 30, 2018. Lisa was born on November 6, 1972 in Lancaster, S.C. to the late Richard Wayne and Janice Karen (Taylor) Morris. She was married to Clifford Jones for 5 years and had been a resident of Citrus County since 2001 after relocating from South Carolina. Lisa was employed as a Bartender at VFW Post #4377, Inverness and also at VFW Post #7122, Floral City. In her spare time she enjoyed riding on her husband’s Harley and taking trips to the beach. Lisa loved spending time with her family and cooking meals for them. In addition to her loving husband Clifford, those left to mourn Lisa’s passing include her children: Corey and Ashley Johnson, both of South Carolina; stepchildren: Cristin and Cheyenne Jones of Hernando, FL; and 2 grandchildren. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Roselma Kampfer

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


Barnes Kendrick

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


Donald Kievet

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


Terryl La Casse

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


Frances Velma Tucker Leininger

Frances Velma Tucker Leininger, 74, Inverness, FL
Frances Velma Tucker Leininger, age 74, of Inverness, FL, passed away Monday, June 18, 2018 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Frances was born on August 10, 1943 in Stanford, KY, to Edwin Tucker and the late Sarah Pauline (Kurtz) Tucker. She made Inverness her home in 1996 after relocating from Fort Worth, TX. In her spare time, Frances enjoyed reading, fishing and spending time with her grandchildren. Those left to mourn Frances’ passing are her son, Barry Azbill and his wife Virginia of Ft. McCoy, FL; daughters: Julie Goodman and her husband Joe Grose of Spring Hill, FL, Jackie Wadleigh and her husband Jack of Fort Worth, TX; brother, Daryl of Houston, TX; sisters: Joanne and Cheryl of Richmond, IN; 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. A graveside service will take place on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 3:00 PM at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, FL with Reverend Greg Kell of Cornerstone Baptist Church of Inverness officiating. Arrangements are under direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Dale Locke

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


Patricia Louden-Carr

Patricia A Louden-Carr, 73, High Springs, FL
Patricia A. Louden Carr, age 73, of High Springs and formerly of Hernando, FL, passed away at Solaris Healthcare in Lake City, FL on June 20, 2018. Patricia was born on March 11, 1945, in St. Louis, MO to the late Glenn Allen and Mildred Lucille (Sewell) Louden. She was a Methodist by faith and attended services at Hernando United Methodist Church in the past. In her spare time, Patricia enjoyed needlepoint and knitting. She had a great love for animals, especially her Chihuahuas, and was a huge fan of Elvis Presley, and listened to country radio. Patricia also enjoyed spending time with family and going on cruises. Those left to mourn Patricia’s passing include her son, Wayne Carr and his wife Kimberly of Ocala, FL; sister, Susan Louden Murray and her husband James of High Springs, FL; grandchildren: Daniel, Nichole, Johnathan, Christopher, Haley, Paislee, Kara, Gerald; 2 great grandchildren; niece, Pam Krauser and her husband Bill Walukonsis of Garnet Valley, PA; and cousins: Wayne Louden and his wife Judy of Belleville, IL, Sandra Louden of Breese, IL, Carolyn Brancato and her husband Howard of Richmond, MA, John Brancato and wife, Joan of N.Y. A gathering of Patricia’s friends and family will take place on Friday, July 6, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, where people are invited to share their favorite stories and memories of Patricia. Her urn will be laid to rest beside her parent’s at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness, FL at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Carole MacDonald

Carole A MacDonald, 81, Hernando, FL
Carole A. MacDonald, 81, of Hernando, FL passed away June 11, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL. She was born in Medford, MA on December 23, 1936 to the late Clifford and Anne (Fraser) Bain. Carole was an insurance clerk for the John Hancock Life Insurance Company in Boston, MA, and arrived in this area in 1996, coming from Billerica, MA. She was a Christian by faith, and attended the First Church of God in Inverness. She enjoyed traveling, being a homemaker, and loved spending time with her friends, especially her “Bible and Breakfast” friends. Carole was preceded in death by her loving husband of 51 years, Donald S. MacDonald in 2012, one son, Steward Donald MacDonald in 1990, and one sister June Hollis. She is survived by her daughter Christine A. Pappas and her husband Michael of Salem, MA; brothers Richard Bain and his wife Marilyn of Carrabassett Valley, ME, and William Bain and his wife Carole of Lynnfield, MA; sisters in law Laurel Ash and her husband Paul of Hollis, NH, and Muriel MacDonald of Bridgewater, MA; one grandchild Alexia; and one granddog Misha. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Carole will be held at the First Church of God in Inverness, on Monday, 11:00 A.M., with Pastor David McCane officiating. Cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Jerry Mahn

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


James Mampe

James H Mampe, 55, Inverness, FL
James Henry Mampe, age 55, of Inverness, FL, passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. James was born on February 28, 1963 in Chicago, IL to the late Carole Lynn (Labnowski) and James Henry Mampe, Sr. He worked as a Truck Driver for over 30 years and made Citrus County his home in 2017 after relocating from Chicago. When he wasn’t on the road, James loved spending time at home with his family. Those left to mourn James’ passing include his daughter, Taylor Mampe; sister, Kelly Mampe; brother, Joe Mampe; and 2 grandchildren. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Terry May

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


Mildred Maynard

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


Arthur (Art) McKinney

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


Chester McWhorter, Sr.

Chester L McWhorter, Sr., 87, Lecanto, FL
Chester Lee McWhorter Sr., (87) Chet to his friends and Chetty to those who loved him, passed away peacefully, at 4:45pm on Saturday May 19th 2018 after a short and valiant battle against pneumonia at Seven Rivers Hospital in Crystal River, Florida. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Mary Ann (Wills) originally of Roanoke, VA; son Chester Lee, Jr. (Patricia) of Martinsburg, WV; daughter Jo Len (Dana) of Leesburg, FL; grandsons Lee Danial (Athena) and Brad David (Briana); and three beloved great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Edna Mae Maynard of Parkersburg, WV and two nephews in WV. Chetty was preceded in death by his baby boy David Lee; father John McWhorter of Huntington, WV; mother Grace Lillian (Clay) Freshour, best friend and step-father Morford Harold Freshour, both formerly of Parkersburg, WV who both passed away in Inverness, FL. Chetty was born in September of 1930 in Barboursville, WV and went from humble beginnings as a “barefoot farm boy” to a city kid in Huntington, where he joined the Air Force out of high school in 1948. He served in: Germany, Italy, Libya, California, New Mexico and other bases. He participated in the Berlin Air Lift and was due to deploy from Sacramento to the Bikini Atoll area for nuclear bomb testing when his first-born passed away and his orders cancelled. Upon his honorable discharge from the Air Force he first worked as a Crypto/teletype technician for the Army at Ft. Bragg then started a long career working with the space program at Cape Canaveral, first for JPL then the Eastern Test Range, Goddard Space Center and Marshall Space Flight Center, as an electronics technician on the Explorer, Pioneer and Mariner programs, then on the manned Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs. He traveled around the world to build tracking stations, worked high on launch gantries to install radio antennas and strung communications cable inside the VAB at Kennedy. He was onboard the U.S.S. Wasp during three of the Gemini recovery missions but left Florida for Alabama and the Defense Department during the Apollo program. He later worked for the Army’s 7th Signal Command and Conus installation command as a field engineer. Chet retired as the communications branch chief from the Drug Enforcement Agency in 1985. He followed his government career with several private contracts to upgrade communications capabilities for Montgomery Ward, Sears and the Veterans Administration. He was a former member of the Masonic Lodge of Hedgesville, WV, attaining the 32nd degree; and a Life Member of the National Rifle Association. He was a Life Member of VFW Post 4337 and the American Legion. He fell in love with Florida during the sixties and moved to Citrus County permanently upon his final retirement to pursue his love of fishing and hunting and to follow his interests in Southern history, genealogy, conservative freedom and patriotism. Chet will be cremated and returned to his family for private disposition. The final arrangements are handled by the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation in Chetty’s name to one of his favorite causes; The National D-Day Memorial Foundation, PO Box 77, Bedford, VA 24523, 540-586-3329, www.dday.org.


Eric Mehlenbacher

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


William Miller

William K Miller, 52, Inglis, FL
William K. Miller, age 52, of Inglis, FL passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. William was born on January 3, 1966 in Upper Darby, PA to William Klenk, Sr. and the late Carol Miller. He was raised by his adoptive parents G. Gerald Miller and Judith McKnight. He was Catholic by faith and worked as a builder in the construction industry. William started visiting Central Florida in 1990 and finally made it his permanent home in 2016. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, swimming and reading. He also had a great love of music, especially classic rock. Those left to mourn William’s passing include his loving companion of 27 years, Cindy Reynolds of Citrus Springs, FL; his daughter, Amanda Miller and her husband, Justin of Citrus Springs, FL; stepson, Erik Reynolds of Smyrna, N.Y.; father, G. Gerald Miller of Colorado Springs, CO; brother, David Miller and his partner, Brian Doherty of Manhattan, N.Y.; sisters: Cheryl Cawley and her husband, Tom of Hazlet, N.J.; their three children: Tommy, Joseph, and Matthew; Tracy Lessig and her husband, Rob of Colorado Springs, CO; their three children: Jackson, Paige, and Rose; and grandson, Ryker Miller-Schmidt; stepmother, Judith McKnight of Franktown, CO. William was preceded in death by his mother, Carol Miller in 1993. The family plan to have a private memorial service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to his family. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Barbara MIllner

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


Doris Miner

Doris P Miner, 73, Inverness, FL
Doris Pearl Miner, age 73, Inverness, FL passed away June 16, 2018 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Doris was born in Bronx, NY on November 6, 1944 to the late Harry and Mary (Levinsky) Warren and came to Citrus County in 1993 from Miami (Biscayne Gardens) Florida. She was a paralegal in Miami and after moving to Inverness, a licensed real estate broker with the J.W. Morton Real Estate firm for over 20 years. She loved working with people and providing her services to find them the perfect home. While her children were growing up, she was involved in every aspect of their lives including memberships in various PTA groups, working with the Boy and Girl Scouts of America, and being the chauffeur to many extra curricular activities and sporting events. She enjoyed many real estate achievement awards over the years in Citrus County, and her memberships included the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and the Florida Realtors Association to name a few. Doris enjoyed every aspect of the arts including a strong connection to music through her piano and other string instruments playing. Her hobbies included various crafts, painting, reading, and tending to a variety of plants and animals that she loved dearly. Her passionate love for her friends and family was often displayed through her holiday parties and “just because” meals that she prepared so lovingly for all to enjoy. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 54 years, Rodney A. Miner; 3 children: Deborah A. McAvoy, Boca Raton, Fl; Kimberly Miner, Hollywood, FL; Douglas A. Miner and his wife, Korena Monoski of Eustis, FL; 3 grandchildren: Quinton and Alexandria Miner and Emma McAvoy; 2 step grandchildren, Trent and Remington Shipton; one great grandchild, Charlie Rae Vreeland. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother and sister, Robert and Jean Warren. There will be a Celebration of Life Service for Doris on Thursday, June 21st at 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. A very dear family friend, Art Tate will officiate. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be presented to Citrus Co. Abuse Shelter, 1100 E. Turner Camp Rd., Inverness, FL 34453


LeAnn Moore

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


Ann Murphy

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


Virginia Murphy

Virginia Murphy, 90, Inverness, FL
Virginia Murphy, age 90, of Inverness, FL, passed away at Citrus Health and Rehab of Inverness on May 22, 2018. Virginia was born on December 17, 1927 in Hudson, MA, to the late Archie and Mildred (Cochran) Hughes. She was a homemaker throughout her life and was married to Kenneth Murphy for 69 years until his passing on March 12, 2016. Virginia and her husband made Citrus County, FL their home in 1983 after relocating from Vermont. In her spare time she enjoyed painting, crossword puzzles, sewing, crocheting and knitting. She also enjoyed playing golf in the past. Virginia was a wonderful mother and grandmother that loved spending time with her family. Those left to mourn Virginia’s passing include her sons: Malcolm Murphy of Inverness, FL, Michael Murphy and his wife Kelly of Enfield, N.H.; daughter, Kim Murphy of Inverness, FL; 8 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. In addition to her loving husband Kenneth, Virginia was preceded in death by her son, Reginald Murphy in 2000. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Bonnie Murray

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


Tara Parker

Tara J Parker, 51, Inverness, FL
Tara J. Parker, age 51, of Inverness, passed away June 1, 2018 at Arbor Trail Rehab, Inverness. Tara was born on January 15, 1967 in Bristol, CT to the late James and Maureen (Gay) Parker. She was employed as a Nail Technician and made Polk County, Florida her home 5 years ago after relocating from Connecticut. Tara loved Florida and going to the beach. She was very proud of her Irish heritage and also loved her precious dog Sammy. She will be remembered for her laughter, sense of humor and kindness. Those left to mourn Tara’s passing include her brothers: Carey Parker of Riverview, FL, Kim Parker and his wife Christine of East Hampton, CT; cousin, James Smith of Citrus Springs, FL; and dear friend, Debbie Lafleur of Citrus Springs, FL; several aunts, uncles, cousins and 2 nephews. Tara was preceded in death by the love of her life, Joey Bayne. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Jimmie Patnode

Jimmie R Patnode, 65, Inverness, FL
Jimmie Robert “Pinocchio”Patnode, 65, of Jackson, MI and Inverness, FL passed away June 11, 2018 at his Michigan residence. Jimmie was born in Jackson, MI on Nov 15, 1952 to the late Elgin and Dorothy (Gibbs) Patnode. He was a retired die setter and served our country in the U.S. Navy, having served on the USS Kitty Hawk .He had two tours in Vietnam. His passion was motorcycles and was a member of the Family Motorcycle Club in Michigan. He enjoyed fishing and gardening as well. He is survived by 2 brothers, Michael Patnode of Inverness and Roger Patnode of Jackson, MI; 1 sister, Debra Bucholtz of Jackson, MI. Additionally, he had 3 children and 6 grandchildren. There will be a celebration of Jimmie’s life at a later date in his hometown of Jackson, MI. His urn will be laid to rest in Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is serving the family.


John Pedrotty

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


Ernest Pettine

Ernest J Pettine, 81, Homosassa, FL
Ernest “Ernie” James Pettine, Jr. age 81, Homosassa passed away in Shand’s Hosptal in Gainesville, FL. Ernie was born on July 14, 1936 in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania to Ernest J. Pettine, Sr. and Beatrice “Pat” (Talbot) Pettine. He entered his heavenly home on June 13, 2018. Ernie graduated from St. Matthews High School in Conshohocken in 1954. He married Elizabeth “Betty” Petrec on September 1, 1956. They spent 61 loving years together and raised four children. Ernie is survived by Betty, his four children, Debbie (Jack) Cantrell, Jim (Pam) Pettine, Mary Beth (Scott) Mayo, and David (Elizabeth) Pettine. Also left to honor his legacy are his grandchildren Adam (Mary), Zach (Melissa), Hunter, Aaron, Ian (Emily), Grace, Justin and Payton; his great-grandchildren Robinson and Conway, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, brother Ronald and grandson James. Ernie joined IBM in 1958. His career took him to Syracuse, NY; Fishkill, NY; Manassas, VA; Burlington VT; and Singapore. He retired in 1991 at 55 years of age. He spent the next 26 years enjoying retirement in Murrells Inlet, SC and Homosassa, FL. He enjoyed many rounds of golf, time with family and friends, and faithfully serving the Lord. Ernie was an active member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Homosassa. Ernie was a past President of the Sandblasters; a volunteer for Guardian ad Litem and for St. Vincent DePaul Society. He was a Third Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus. He often joked that he was in charge of snow removal in Citrus County. A tough job for sure! Ernie, sometimes referred to as “Big Ern”, had a big heart. He loved his family dearly and never missed an opportunity or milestone event to celebrate with his family and friends. He was a kind, generous and compassionate man who was loved by all who met him. His smile brought joy to everyone he met and his bear hugs were infamous! He will be greatly missed. Viewing will take place at St. Thomas The Apostle Catholic Church on Monday, June 18 at 9:30 am followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am with Fr. Ron Marecki, Celebrant. Interment will follow at a later date in St. John Vianney Parish Cemetery in So. Burlington, VT. In lieu of flowers, Ernie requested that donations be made to Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, a Vermont-based, non-profit camp for children with cancer, or to the Make A Wish Foundation, Vermont Chapter. . Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family..


Homer Phillips

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


Charles Pickett

Charles V Pickett, 77, Inglis, FL
Charles Vining Pickett, 77, of Inglis, FL passed away June 14, 2018 at E.T. York Care Center in Gainesville, FL. He was born in Munith, MI on July 1, 1940 to the late Harold J. and Mary Eilleen (Vining) Pickett. Charles was a Service Engineer for Honeywell, Corp and a U.S. Air Force veteran. He arrived in the area 13 years ago, coming from Ohio, attended the Church of God in Crystal River, FL, and would visit Daytona as a street minister. Everyone knew him as “Mr. Chuck”. He also enjoyed riding motorcycles. Charles is survived by his loving companion of 13 years, Peggy Hutchins. Other survivors include his children, Duane Pickett of Mantua, OH, John Pickett of Chardon, OH, and Mary Cathleen Blitz of Minerva, OH; and several grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Dorcas Privett

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


Frank Pullen

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


Frances Putney

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


Roland "Ron" Rautio

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


Angelina Reese

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


Theodore Santana, Jr.

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


Edwin Schell, Jr.

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


Nina "Leighann" Schultz

Nina "Leighann" L Schultz, 33, Floral City, FL
Nina ‘Leighann’ Schultz, 33, Floral City. Saturday May 19th, 2018. Citrus Memorial Hospital. Leighann was born in Baton Rouge, LA. September 9, 1984. She moved to Crystal River Florida in 1991 with her Grand Mother Nina Raft. She graduated from Citrus High School in 2004. Leighann attended Christ Community Church in Lecanto FL. She was a free spirit. She was a homemaker, enjoyed time with her kids and family. She enjoyed music, dancing , shopping and she was a collector of miniature items. She liked organizing family events and being a soccer mom. She was also great calligrapher. She was preceded in death by her grandmother Nina Raft. She is survived by her sons Rylan Joel Seaman and his father Christopher Seaman and Erick Bailey Strong and his father Josh Strong. Her brothers Anthony Michael Cabret and John Christian Smith. Her father Erick Carlos Gonzalez and her other father figure Cliff Strong. Her sisters Rachel Rene Burns and Whitney Lynn Shipp. Her Step children Kimber, Michael and Angelica Seaman. Her in laws Joe and Vena Seaman. Her niece’s and nephew Taylor, Nathasha and Dakota Seaman A celebration of life will be held for all who would like to attend on Saturday June 2 , 2018 from 10am - 12pm at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness FL. She was loved by MANY and touched MANY hearts.


Joseph Schwab

Joseph J Schwab, 57, Floral City, FL
Joseph James Schwab, age 57 of Floral City, FL passed away at his home on Saturday, May 26, 2018. Joseph was born on February 9, 1961 in Cincinnati, OH to Patricia (Loudner) and the late Joseph Schwab. On October 20, 1979 he married Pamala Holland with whom he shared 38 years of marriage. Joseph and Pamala made Citrus County their home in 1994 after relocating from Miami, FL. He was a skilled Carpenter and Woodworker and could fix or repair just about anything. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, boating and riding motorcycles. In addition to his loving wife Pamala, those left to mourn Joseph’s passing include his sons: Dylan Schwab and his wife Amy of Elizabethtown, KY, Joseph Scott Schwab of Floral City, FL; mother, Patricia Schwab of Blue Ridge, GA; brothers: Tony Schwab and his wife Penny of High Springs, FL, Thomas Foster and his wife Lisa of Blue Ridge, GA; sisters: Mary Good and significant other, Steve Maham of Floral City, FL, Cindy Haas and her husband Ronnie, Lisa Kellems and her husband Jerry, Debbie Maher and her husband Steve, all of Harrison, OH; and granddaughter Kayla Schwab. Joseph was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Schwab in 2005. Viewing and visitation with Joseph’s family will take place on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Jennifer Seest

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


Gaston Smith

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


Janice Smith

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


Theodore Smith

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


Robert "Bob" Sperry

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


Robert Steinwachs

Robert F Steinwachs, 98, Inverness, FL
Robert F. Steinwachs, 98, of Inverness FL passed away June 2, 2018 in his sleep, peacefully at home, surrounded by family. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Julia Steinwachs, his children Christine Steinwachs of Venice FL, Marie Steinwachs of Gainesville, Mark Steinwachs (Leslie) of Deland, and Gary Steinwachs of Venice. A daughter Carol, passed away in 2004. His grandchildren are Alex Steinwachs (Christine) of Pembroke Pines, Magen Steinwachs of Bradenton, Lauren Steinwachs of Tampa, and Margaret Steinwachs of Deland; one great-grandchild, Charlotte, of Pembroke Pines. Also surviving Robert are a close cousin, Edward Padelford (Anne) of Bethesda MD, their daughter Jane Padelford, husband Ezequiel Gomes, and their daughter Annaëlle. Robert was born and raised in Buffalo and Elma NY. In the US Army during World War II, he served along the Alcan Highway managing and maintaining military communications across the Northern Territories in temperatures that dropped to as low as -70 degrees F. The family moved to Venice, FL in 1964 where Robert and Julia opened Buffalo Bill’s Snack Shop and Catering, which they successfully operated until son Gary bought the business in 1982. The couple then retired to Floral City and Inverness. Robert will be remembered for his sense of humor and inquisitive mind. He authored two books, Brain Bafflers and Super Brain Bafflers, containing some of his favorite puzzles. A Mass of Christian Burial for Robert is scheduled for Saturday, June 23, 11:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL. 34464 which provided excellent support for the family.


Walter Strache, Jr.

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


Brian Swink

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


MaryLou Telesha

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


Frederick Tripp

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


Patricia Vallee

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


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


Mae Volk

Mae L Volk, 78, Inverness, FL
Mae L. Volk, age 78, of Inverness, FL passed away at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, on June 23, 2018. Mae was born on May 13, 1940 in Bronx, N.Y. to the late Robert and Ethel (Gellar) Levine. She was married to Jack Volk for 30 years until his passing on August 6, 1997. Mae was Jewish by faith and a homemaker throughout her life. She made Inverness her home 1 year ago after relocating from South Florida. In her spare time she enjoyed crocheting, knitting and reading. Mae loved spending time with her family and especially her grandson. She was considered a mother by many and was known by everyone in her neighborhood as “mama”. Mae will be remembered as a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and mother in law and will be greatly missed. Those left to mourn Mae’s passing include her sons: Ira Volk and his wife Robin of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Robert Volk of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; daughters: Sharyn Volk and Lisa Buezo and her husband Javier of Inverness, FL; brother, Allan Levine of Sunrise, FL; sister, Diane Smith of Hot Springs, AR; and her dear grandson, Jacob. A committal service will take place at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 2:00 PM with Cantor, Mordecai Kamlot officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Robert Wadsworth

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


Evelyn  Wagner

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


Elinor Joyce Walker

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


Steven Warren

Steven A Warren, 66, Inglis, FL
Steven A. Warren, 66, of Inglis, FL passed away June 5, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL. He was born in Fitchburg, MA on September 15, 1951 to the late Clifford J. and Theresa E. (Yelle) Warren. Steven was a code enforcement officer for Levy County Code Enforcement, and arrived in the area in 2011, coming from Greenville, NH. He loved his motorcycle and swimming pool, and enjoyed woodworking, cooking, playing cribbage and other card games, and spending time with his wife Tammie. Steven is survived by his loving wife of 17 years Tammie Warren. Other survivors include his children Joshua Warren and Stephanie Warren, both of New Ipswich, NH; stepsons Matthew Robichaud and his wife Anastasia of Huntsville, AL, Mark Robichaud and his wife Brittany of Manchester, NH, and Lucas Carron of Merrimack, NH; stepdaughter Tina Warren of Nashua, NH; sisters Sheila Stone and Kathy Nickless; half brothers Jeffe LaBelle and his wife Jennifer of Temple, NH, and Jim LaBelle and his wife Wendy of Antrim, NH; 9 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Donald Weaver

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


Clifford West

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


Morton Willis

Morton E Willis, 91, Inverness, FL
Morton E. Willis, Jr., 91, of Inverness, FL passed away June 16, 2018 at Arbor Trail Rehab & Nursing in Inverness. He was born in Worcester, MA on July 14, 1926 to the late Morton E. and Grace (Peterson) Willis, Sr. Morton was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII, a Catholic by faith, and a Masonry Contractor in the construction industry. He originally arrived in this area in 1959, then relocated to North Carolina; returning to this area in 2010. Morton enjoyed fishing, hiking, and loved spending time with his dogs. He was preceded in death by his wife Edith in 2016, and one son, Jim Jordon. Morton is survived by his children Jon Willis of Morrisville, NC, Karl Willis and his wife Donna of Bay Village, OH, Steve Willis and his wife Linda of Inverness, Scott Willis and his wife Betty of Crawfordville, FL, Sue Sargent and Wendy Strickland, both of Lake Panasoffkee, FL; sisters Carleen Zembko and Dorothy Viccaro, both of Rocky Hill, CT; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Cornelia Wimberly

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


Kenneth Witmer

Kenneth D Witmer, 74, Inverness, FL
Kenneth D. Witmer, Jr., age 74, of Inverness, FL, passed away June 1, 2018, at his home with his loving wife by his side and while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Kenneth was born on September 9, 1943 in Pottsville, PA to the late Mae Elizabeth (Gunluft) and Kenneth D. Witmer, Sr. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and was a Veteran of the Vietnam War. After his military service, Kenneth went to work in the Pennsylvania coal mines. He eventually went to work for the State of Pennsylvania as a Deep Mine Safety Instructor and was responsible for educating others on how to handle deep mine rescues. Most recently, he was the Manger of the Edgewater Oaks Mobile Home Park in Inverness, FL. He met Carol (Reidler) in 1979 and they eventually married in 1992. Kenneth and Carol made Citrus County, FL their home 6 years ago after relocating from Tremont, PA. He was a member of Inverness VFW #4337 and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Inverness. While residing in Tremont, PA he was a member of the Little Run Sportsman’s Club. In his spare time, Kenneth enjoyed fishing, tinkering in the garage and working on cars. In addition to his loving wife Carol, those left to mourn Kenneth’s passing are his son, Charles Young (Melinda) of St. Louis, MO; daughter, Christine Witmer (John Pritz) of Pottsville, PA; stepsons: Clint Shoop (Jessica) of Halifax, PA, Marcus Shoop (Heather) of Williamstown, PA; stepdaughter, Angela Ochs (Jeff) of Tremont, PA; brother, Terry Witmer (Barbara) of Tower City, PA; sisters: Bonnie Ruch (Franklin) of Tower City, PA, Judy Rutledge of Williamstown, PA; 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Kenneth was preceded in death by stepson, Samuel Eugene Shoop; brother, William Witmer; great grandson, Declen Bohner. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Dorothea Wright

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


Georga Yetner

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


Major (Ret.) John Ziacik, Jr

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


 

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