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Harry Allison, Jr

Harry S Allison, Jr, 91, Homosassa, FL
Harry S. Allison, Jr., age 91, of Homosassa, FL passed away December 18, 2018 in Homosassa. He was born on January 5, 1927, in Knoxville, TN to Estelle (Bryson) and Harry S. Allison, Sr. and was the oldest of four children; Charlotte Allison Miller, Ralph Allison, and Bobbie Allison Wright. He graduated from Central High School in Chattanooga, TN and entered the U.S. Navy during World War II serving in the Pacific. Harry was on one of the last ships to leave Shanghai, China, when the communists took over the city. While in China, he served on Shore Patrol and was instrumental in uncovering Chinese smugglers on base and was then promoted to the Captain’s office where he served until leaving China. Upon returning from his service to his home in Chattanooga, he met and married Peggy Worley Allison, his wife of sixty six years, who survives him. He is also survived by his son, Harry S. Allison, III of Homosassa, FL. Surviving also is daughter Mrs. Diane Howard of Chattanooga, TN as well as nieces and nephews Ralph Allison of Columbia, S.C., Rick Allison, Chattanooga, TN, Mrs. Allison Sinkler of Atlanta, GA, Henry and Lisa Wright of Rossville, GA, and Tony Lewis of Reno, NV, and Candy (Lewis) Kiesel (deceased) of Bentonville, AR. Harry and his father and brother were owner/operators of Allison Shell Service on Brainerd Road and then he was in sales for several years with L.M. Berry (Yellow Pages) and Lookout Beauty Supply. He also was employed by Hamilton County, TN Community Development Manpower Program before moving to Ft. Pierce, FL where he was President of Fish Mart, a wholesale/retail seafood business. Upon retirement, he worked part time in a bait shop and pawn shop. In 1989, the family moved to Warren County, TN to care for relatives for four years and then to Ormond Beach, FL for four years, then to Arizona for four years, finally settling in Homosassa, FL ten years ago. He was a life member of VFW Post 1289 in Chattanooga, TN as well as a member of the East Lake Masonic Lodge #698 in Chattanooga, TN. Harry was of the Baptist faith. A talented athlete, he started early in grade school winning prizes in yoyo, swimming and baseball. While in China, he was a pitcher for the U.S. Navy team and played against other teams in different parts of China. He was and avid “UT” Big Orange fan. He leaves lasting memories with the people he loved and cared for in his family and was a man of integrity, character and conscience, always doing the right thing and someone his family could depend upon. Harry requested memorial donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. . Private cremation care with Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory


John Aynik

John A Aynik, 61, Hernando, FL
John A. Aynik, 61, of Hernando, FL passed away February 1, 2019 at his residence in Hernando. He was born in St. Petersburg, FL on August 4, 1957 to the late Frank and Helen (Helman) Aynik. John was a Carpenter in the construction industry, and a Christian by faith. He arrived in this area in 1994, coming from St. Petersburg, and enjoyed handyman chores around the house. John also loved his animals, and swimming with his daughters. He is survived by his loving wife of 10 years, Karen Aynik. Other survivors include his daughters Alice, Jenna, Paizlee Aynik, and Karoline Savage, all of Hernando, and son Kevin Lovelace of St. Petersburg; brother Frank Aynik and sister Jackie Connor. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Paul Bagwell

Paul T Bagwell, 80, Beverly Hills, FL
Paul T. Bagwell, 80 of Beverly Hills, FL, passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Mr. Bagwell was born on November 14, 1938 in Lansing, Michigan, to the late Paul Douglas and Edith (Clark) Bagwell. Paul was a 1956 graduate from Castle Heights Military Academy in Lebanon, TN. He came to Citrus County in 1973 from Clearwater, FL, where he lived for 12 years. He served his country in the US Army as a paratrooper for 3 years. Paul was a retired rural letter carrier for the US Postal Service and was a member of the NRLCA, the National Rural Letter Carrier’s Association. He was also a member of the PDGA, the Professional Disc Golf Association, attaining the rank of Senior Legend. He played tournaments in Japan, Germany and Paris. Wherever Paul traveled, he would always look for a course to play on. He set up Disc Golf courses in his yard and loved teaching his grandchildren how to play. Prior to working for the Post Office, he worked for Coca Cola Fountain sales and was able to collect rare Coca Cola memorabilia. He also worked for S & H Green Stamps, owned a trophy shop and was a salesman for City Directories in Florida. Paul is survived by Leslie, his loving wife of 19 years. In addition to Leslie, those left to mourn Paul’s passing include sons, Paul “Jeff” Bagwell (Mutsuko) of Okinawa, Japan; daughters: Beth Bagwell of Sacramento, CA, Paula Knipp (Josh) of Tarpon Springs, FL; stepson, Andrew Werden (Michelle) of St. Petersburg, FL; stepdaughters: Lynne Kalkofen (Kaye) of Brutus, MI, Malissa Auten (Ken) of Livonia, MI, Julie Stewart (Kevin) of Ocala, FL; brother, Jack Gardner of Denver, CO; sister, Judee Bayer (Chris) of St. Clair Shores, MI; 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. There will be a Celebration of Life Service for Paul, on Monday January 7, 2019 at the Dunnellon Presbyterian Church at 2:00 PM, with Pastor Jeff Welch officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Dunnellon Presbyterian Church or the charity of your choice in Paul’s memory. Cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness.


Mary Bassett

Mary A Bassett, 88, Hernando, FL
Mary Ann Bassett, 88 of Hernando, fell asleep in the Lord on Monday, January 21, 2019 at Ocala Regional Medical Center. Mary Ann was born on February 1, 1930 in Toledo, OH to the late Irving and Gladys (Larrow) Heipel. Mary Ann was a Postmaster for the US Postal Service in Manton, MI and loved to collect antique bottles. She moved to Citrus County in 1985 from Cadillac, MI. She was a volunteer at Citrus Memorial Hospital and a member of the Arbor Lakes Chorus. She was a founding member of the St. Raphael of Brooklyn Orthodox Church in Inverness, where she also was a member of the choir. She attended every service when she was able and was willing to help the church, and especially Fr. Sergious, in any way that she could. She was granted a Gramata from the central church for her dedication. Left to cherish her memory are her children: Betsy Thompson of Coleman, MI; Tim Caldwell of Breckenridge, MI; Jerry Caldwell of Midland, MI; Tom Caldwell of Louisville, KY; her sister, Carol Allen of Lansing, MI; devoted best friend, “adopted” daughter, and caregiver Georgeanne Vukmir of Hernando. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerard in 2006; her brother, Irving Heipel and sisters, Vella Mae Jockett and Barbara Heipel. Viewing will be at 10 AM on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at St. Raphael of Brooklyn Orthodox Church, 1277 N. Paul Dr., Inverness, FL with Funeral Divine Liturgy at 11 AM with Fr. Sergious Gerken, celebrant. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the church for funeral expenses. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.


Wanda Bennett

Wanda L Bennett, 73, Inverness, FL
Wanda Faye (Larkin) Bennett, age 73, of Inverness, FL passed away on February 15, 2019 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Wanda was born on June 11, 1945 in Chattanooga, TN to the late Milton Pryor and Bessie (Walton) Larkin. She married Nolan Bennett on March 5, 1971 and they made Citrus County their home in 2005 after relocating from Hazlet, NJ. Wanda started her higher education at the University of Florida and was a diehard Gators fan. She went on to graduate Suma Cum Laude from Kean University in Union, N.J. where she had earned the highest ever grade point average in history studies for a female and was inducted into the Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society. Wanda was an educator throughout her lifetime and was named the Citrus County Teacher of the Year in 2006 by the Renaissance Center in Lecanto, FL. She also taught English as a Second Language at Withlacoochee Technical College in Inverness, FL. Wanda was Christian by faith and a doting and loving grandmother to her grandchildren. In addition to her loving husband Nolan, those left to mourn Wanda’s passing include daughter, Amy Flippen of Inverness, FL; her son, Ian Bennett and his wife Bernadette of Red Bank, N.J.; brothers: Robert Larkin of Augusta, GA, James Larkin of Towsend, GA; sister, Ann Crosswell of Lakeland, FL; grandchildren: Timothy Flippen and Isabella and Brendon Bennett. In addition to her parents, Wanda was preceded in death by her brother, Wayne Larkin and her son-in-law, Christopher Flippen. A Celebration of Wanda’s life is scheduled for Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 3:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests optional memorial donations be made in Wanda’s memory to help aid cancer research efforts at the Moffitt Cancer Center, Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation 12902 Magnolia Drive MBC-FOUND Tampa, FL 33612 or by visiting https://moffitt.org/give/ways-to-give/. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Angela Bertucci

Angela Bertucci, 102, Hernando, FL
Angela Bertucci passed away on January 31, 2019 at The Grove Health and Rehab Center in Hernando, FL at 102 years of age. Angela was born on August 1, 1916 in New York, N.Y. to the late Luigi and Josephine (Sciara) Mazzarelli. She was married to her loving husband, Michael Bertucci, for over 50 years until his passing on April 1, 1990. Angela and Michael made Citrus County their home 39 years ago after relocating from New York. She was an exceptional artist, especially oil painting. She also enjoyed making crafts, knitting, sewing, crocheting, creating stained glass pieces and was an incredible cook. Angela was talented in so many ways. She had performed for several Lion’s Club charity events over the years with her singing and dancing. However, Angela’s greatest passion was her family and the immense love she had for them. Angela’s memory shall be cherished by her daughters: Diane Trombetta, Lorraine Galeano of Bohemia, Long Island, N.Y.; five grandchildren and several great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Angela was preceded in death by her son, Michael Bertucci; daughter, Valerie Bertucci Weaver; and sons in law, John Trombetta and Robert Galeano. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Virginia Betties

Virginia C Betties, 60, Lecanto, FL
Virginia “Ginger” Claire Betties, 60, of Lecanto, passed away at home on Saturday, January 12, 2019. Ginger was born in Staten Island, NY to the late Henry and Helen Marie (Sahs) Jacobsen, and came to Citrus County in 2013 from Tarpon Springs, FL. She was a bookkeeper for a pet products company and Lutheran by faith. Ginger enjoyed gardening, RV camping and she loved animals. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 37 years, Gary Betties. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Steven Jacobsen. A Celebration of Ginger’s Life will he held on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 2:30 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness with Rev. Tom Beaverson, First Lutheran Church of Inverness officiating.


Joan Bordeaux

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


Louis Bouldin

Louis S Bouldin, 96, Inverness, FL
Louis Scott “Scotty”Bouldin, 96, Inverness passed away December 27, 2018 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Louis was born in Cumberland City, TN on June 22, 1922 to the late Henry and Mary (Scott) Bouldin. He served our country in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WW II. He was a radio operator on the B-26 bombers and served in the Solomon Islands campaign. Following the service, he attended Ohio State University where he received a Bachelor’s Degree. After graduation, he became a Vice-President of Sales and Marketing in the computer and aerospace industries. He was a long time and faithful member of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church where he served as a Lay Eucharistic Minister and Stephen Minister. Left to cherish his memory are two daughters, Linda Shea of LaGrange, KY and Deborah Bouldin of San Francisco, CA; his long time caretaker and dearest friend, Barbara Pemberton and her husband, Kirby of Inverness. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Ann on March 1, 2011. There will be a Requiem Eucharist Service offered at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church on Friday, January 4, 2019 at 11:00 AM with Fr. Eugene Reuman officiating followed by interment of the cremated remains in the church memorial garden. A reception will follow in Rairdon Hall. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory assisted the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church’s Food Pantry or Feed My Sheep program.


Neil Bowen

Neil L Bowen, 83, Floral City, FL
Neil Lee Bowen, age 83, of Floral City, FL and Wellsboro, PA passed away at his home in Florida on January 30, 2019. Neil was born on July 20, 1935 in Wellsboro, PA to the late Clark David and Mildred Ruth (Edwards) Bowen. He graduated from Charleston High School and earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Dairy Science from Penn State University. While at Penn State, he received the Clyde Hall Award for being the top dairy student of the year. He was a prominent Dairy Farmer, raising purebred registered Holstein cattle from 1957 until his retirement in 1991. Neil was a member of the former Welsh Settlement Church; AAA; AARP; the North Central Agricultural Authority; the National Holstein Association; the Pennsylvania Holstein Association; DHIA; Loyal Order of Moose; Dairy Shrine Club; Dairylea Cooperative; and the Wellsboro Jaycees. He held committee positions with Agway and the extension service. Neil was President of the Pennsylvania Holstein Association from 1973-74. He helped many 4-H judging teams and was a popular judge for many cattle shows in various states from 1967-1976. He received the Pennsylvania Young Farmer Award from the Wellsboro Jaycees in 1976. On June 16, 1957, Neil married Marlene (Torpy) with whom he shared 61 years of marriage. After retirement, he and Marlene became Florida “Snowbirds” with plans to become permanent Florida residents this year. He attended worship services at the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness. Neil’s hobbies included golf, hunting, and playing cards with friends. He took numerous fishing trips to Lake Ontario Canada, New Jersey, and Maryland. He and Marlene traveled in their motor home to 47 of the lower 48 states and took vacations to Alaska and Hawaii. Traveling the world on 8 different cruises, Neil and Marlene renewed their vows onboard in the captain’s quarters to celebrate their 50th Anniversary in 2007. In addition to his wife Marlene and his older brother Glenn, Neil is survived by his two daughters: Rhonda Bowen of Germany and Marcia Bowen of Orlando, FL, along with numerous nieces and nephews and their children. Following cremation, Neil’s urn will be laid to rest at Tioga County Memorial Gardens in Mansfield, PA at a later date. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


David Brainerd

David P Brainerd, 64, Inverness, FL
David Paul Brainerd, age 64, of Inverness, FL went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 29th. David was born June 18, 1954 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Margaret (Cooper) and Ira Brainerd Sr. He is survived by his loving wife Desiree Smith Brainerd who shared their lives for 18 years, Brothers Ira, Robert, and Carl Brainerd and sisters Beverly Fuller, Barbara and Carol Brainerd, and several nieces and nephews, and many friends. He was preceded in death by his sister Betty Brainerd. David and Desiree moved to Inverness in 2001 from Key Largo, FL when they came to visit friends and David found his dream home which he named the D-N-D Ranch. He retired as a Journeyman Electrician. David graduated with honors from the Tampa Technical Institute with a degree in Computer Engineering Technology. He was a member of the VFW Post 4337 and a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles #3992 in Inverness, FL. David was an avid Nascar, Dale Earnhardt, and dragster fan. He spent many years going with his family and friends to races and even took his nephew Tyler Brantley to his first drag race. He taught some of his nieces and nephews to drive on the ranch. First with the golf cart and then with the old ranch truck, and always floored the gas pedal on them as they were driving across the pastures. He loved riding his Harley, driving his truck, and most of all he loved his dogs who he called his boys, Jake, Cody and Munchkin. He was never without a pat, a kind word and biscuit or treat for them. He was a Christian who prayed daily and was a patient and faithful loving husband to Desiree. He was a kind and giving man and was always the first to help someone in need. David and Desiree met in Key Largo when David moved there after Hurricane Andrew. They spent many wonderful years boating and enjoying life with there many friends. He was known for his pineapple and ham dish at every potluck there and always had a smile and would ask “Who loves ya” and give that pinch. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed. There will be a “Celebration of his Life” Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Citrus Eagles Aerie #3992, located at 8733 E. Gulf to Lake Highway, Inverness, FL 34450. Final arrangements provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Cecelia Britain

Cecelia L Britain, 91, Floral City, FL
Cecelia L. Britain, 91, of Floral City, FL passed away February 10, 2019 at Avante of Inverness. She was born in Houston, TX on December 25, 1927 to the late Alden and Lauretta (Daly) Britain. Cecelia served our country honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, and arrived in this area in 1989, coming from Miami, FL. She was a life member of the Women’s Marine Association. Cecelia is survived by her brother in law, Derek Brown of Lauderdale Lakes, FL. Her urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Doris Brown

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


Russell Bunchkowski

Russell E Bunchkowski, 82, Neshkoro, WI
Russell E. Bunchkowski, 82, of Neshkoro, WI passed away February 16, 2019 at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL. He was born in Milwaukee, WI on July 7, 1936 to the late Edward and Grace (Klug) Bunchkowski. Russell was a truck driver, and arrived in this area in 1998 coming from Wautoma, WI., and he and his wife Audrey were snowbirds here. He was Christian by faith, and loved bow hunting and was an excellent fisherman. Russell also enjoyed canoeing, hunting, and the outdoors. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Audrey Bunchkowski. Other survivors include his children Daniel John Bunchkowski and his wife Vicky of Milwaukee, Donn James Bunchkowski and his wife Sharon of Oconomowoc, WI, Duane Jay Bunchkowski and his wife Colleen of Muskego, WI, and Denise Janell Hargreaves and her husband Joseph of Ripon, WI; 14 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. A Memorial Service for Russell will be held in Wisconsin at a later date. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Edward J Burnheter, 77, Beverly Hills, FL
Edward Joseph Burnheter, 77, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away December 21, 2018 at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL. He was born in Miquon, PA on November 24, 1941 to the late Edward and Susanna (Williams) Burnheter. Edward was an Industrial Arts teacher for Council Rock High School, and owner-operator of a photography business in Langhorne, PA. He arrived in this area in 2000, coming from Newtown. He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Judith McVaugh of Beverly Hills. He is also survived by his daughter Jocelynn Wiernicki and her husband Chris of Langhorne, PA, step children Brian Dzedzy and his wife Jennifer of Fogelsville, PA, David Dzedzy of Quakertown, PA, and grandchildren Gage, Dylan, Finnegan, Jaden and Collins. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Anita Cabosas

Anita P Cabosas, 83, Hernando, Florida
Anita P. Cabosas, 83, Hernando passed at home on December 21, 2018 under the loving care of her family and Vitas Hospice. She was born in Bohol, the Philippines on July 19, 1935 to the late Grogonio Pagao and Paula Ranis Pagao and moved her 2 years ago. She was a devoted mother and homemaker and enjoyed shopping and playing bingo. Anita was of the Catholic faith and attended Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills, FL. Those left to mourn and cherish her memory are her children: Adolfo and Antonio Cabusas, Jr., both of the Philippines; Jerry Boy Cabosas and Nora Africa, both of Beverly Hills, FL; Alfonsa “Aly” Kern, Hernando, FL; Lourdes Pagao-Cabusas Phillips, Detroit, MI; several grand and great children. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, December 31st at 10:30 AM at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 6 Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills, FL 34465. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend. Cremation with care was provided by the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Buddy (Enoch) Calhoun

Buddy (Enoch) Calhoun, 73, Inverness, FL
Buddy (Enoch) Calhoun, age 73, of Inverness, passed away at his home on February 10, 2019. A native Floridian, Buddy was born on December 30, 1945 in Plant City. He worked as a truck driver throughout his lifetime, previously retiring from Weyerhauser then most recently working for Greenbush Logistics for 14 years. Buddy made Citrus County, FL his home in 2005 after relocating from Brooksville, FL. In his spare time he enjoyed boating. Those left to mourn Buddy’s passing include his loving wife of 25 years, Doreen Calhoun; daughters: Patricia Reagan of Plant City, FL, Milissa Mickey of Seffner, FL; sons: Ritchie Calhoun of Inverness, FL, Marc Calhoun of Plant City, FL; stepson, John Rickards of Plant City, FL; brothers: Eugene, Vernon, Ernest and Marshall Calhoun; special granddaughters: Nichole Reagan and Brittanie Calhoun; and great grandchildren: Zayden and Sophia West. A Gathering and Sharing of Remembrance for Buddy’s family and friends is scheduled for Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Citrus County Animal Services, 4030 S. Airport Road, Inverness, FL 34450.


Shirley Camino

Shirley A Camino, 76, Zephyrhills, FL
Shirley Anne Camino, age 76, of Zephyrhills, FL passed away at Rosecastle Assisted Living and Memory Care Facility in Zephyrhills, FL on February 6, 2019. Shirley was born on May 20, 1942 in Vineland, N.J. to the late Luther and Rita (Lloyd) Zinn. She was married to Joseph Camino for 48 years until his passing on June 18, 2016. Shirley was extremely creative and talented artist. She was employed as a graphic artist for the city of Vineland, N.J. prior to her retirement. She also enjoyed sculpting and creating political cartoons, some of which appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Shirley loved the outdoors, gardening and nature. She liked staying busy and could be found outside working in her yard during most of her spare time. She made Citrus County, FL her home 36 years ago after relocating from New Jersey and was Catholic by faith. Those left to mourn Shirley’s passing include her daughter, Jodi Camino-Bailey and her husband Paul of Davenport, FL; her son, Steve Russo of Studio City, CA; and her twin sister, Pat Dippolito and her husband Bruce of Las Vegas, NV. In addition to her husband Joseph, Shirley was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Zinn. Basic cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness, FL.


Stephen Carroll

Stephen W Carroll, 64, Citrus Springs, FL
Stephen Wesley Carroll, age 64, of Citrus Springs, FL passed away at his home on December 19, 2018. Stephen was born on September 30, 1954 in St. Petersburg, FL and was one of three children born to the late Roy Wesley and Johnnie Lillian (Bailey) Carroll. He made Citrus County his home in 2014 after relocating from St. Petersburg, FL. Stephen was a Christian by faith and attended worship services at Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church in Lecanto. He enjoyed going on shopping trips with his sister to thrift and antique stores. Stephen loved reading and studying history. He was a volunteer at the Crystal River Archaeological Society and was extremely knowledgeable about the Indian settlement in Crystal River. Stephen is survived by his sons: Shawn Wesley Carroll and Shane Wesley Carroll; daughter, Sheena Marie Carroll; brother, Roy Carroll; sister, Ann Sitterson; and several grandchildren. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Dorothy Cendroski

Dorothy F Cendroski, 89, Inverness, FL
Dorothy Frances Cendroski, age 89, of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on January 25, 2019. Dorothy was born on November 2, 1929 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to the late John B. Smith and Frances Baker. She had just relocated to Inverness from Ronkonkoma, N.Y. in December of 2018 and was looking forward enjoying all that Florida has to offer. Prior to starting a family, Dorothy worked in Finance for First National City on Wall Street in New York City for over 10 years. In her spare time she enjoyed traveling and had especially enjoyed her trips to Niagara Falls, Maine and California. She was a great teacher of life and loved her son and family deeply. Dorothy will be remembered as a loving and caring mother. Dorothy’s memory will be cherished by her son, John Cendroski of Inverness, FL; and sister, Eleanor Ryan of Las Vegas, NV. She was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Zigmond Cendroski in 1987. She was also preceded in death by four siblings: Junie, Lillian and Reine. Cremation care is under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Emmanuelita Cervi

Emmanuelita M Cervi, 89, Inverness, FL
Emmanuelita "Lee" Mary Cervi, age 89, Inverness, FL, passed away January 8, 2019 at her residence under the loving care of her family and Vitas Hospice. Lee was born in Brooklyn, NY on February 5, 1929 to the late Prospero and Sylvia (Cuneo) Simonetti and came to this area in 1975 from West Milford, NJ. She was a long time member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Darren Cervi, Inverness; 3 daughters, Victoria Lofton, Linda Martin, and Lorie Martin, all of Inverness; former son-in-law, Michael Lofton, Crystal River; 2 brothers: Joseph Simonetti of New Jersey; Anthony Simonetti, Lecanto; sister, Joan Nickel, New Jersey; granddaughter, Litamarie Stanton and 3 great grandchildren: Sophia Downey, Joseph and Jeremiah Stanton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Cervi on March 31, 2014. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Friday, January 11, 2019 at 3:00 PM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Tim Cummings and Fr Claudius Mganga celebrants. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery at a later date. The family will receive friends at the church from 2:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by the Helping Hands Ministry at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Anita Colvin

Anita M Colvin, 96, Inverness, FL
Anita Marie Colvin, age 96, Inverness, Florida passed away January 28, 2019 at Avante of Inverness. Mrs. Colvin was born in Chicago, IL on July 3, 1922 to the late Gottfried and Bertha Martinson and moved to Inverness in 1968 from Wisconsin. She retired from the Citrus County School Board with over 20 years of service, having been the secretary for several of the school administrators during her career. She was a 50 year member of the First United Methodist Church of Inverness. A loving wife, mother and grandmother. Anita enjoyed cooking and having family for the holidays. She especially loved baking and sharing Christmas cookies. She was active in her church, volunteered for Meals on Wheels for many years and enjoyed spending time with her friends for Lunch Bunch. Anita also enjoyed swimming and watching Wheel of Fortune. After retiring she and her husband did a lot of traveling. She was very proud of her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Anita was a very kind, sweet lady. She will be missed by all who knew her. Left to mourn her loss are her two children, Vicki Martin and her husband, Butch of Hernando, FL; Richard Colvin, Jr. and his wife, Stephanie of New Berlin, WI; 5 grandchildren: Kara Elson and her companion, Bret Bennett; Cory Colvin and wife, Meg; Joel Martin and companion, Kristina Garcia; Tony Colvin and wife, Leslie; Travis Colvin and wife, Erica; 11 great grandchildren: Regan Elson, Kyrsten Elson, Isabel Colvin, Osbourne Colvin, Owen Colvin, Lucy Colvin, Benjamin Colvin, Claire Colvin, Nora Colvin, Beau Colvin, and Brooks Colvin. She was preceded in death by her husband of 75 years, Richard W. Colvin; her 2 brothers, Warren and John Martinson, and her granddaughter, Olivia Colvin. There will be a Celebration of Life Service on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 12 Noon from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Rev Greg Kell officiating. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:00 AM until services begin. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer's Association FL17, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60601. The family wishes to thank the staff of Avante of Inverness for their loving care of Anita over the last 3 years.


Robert "Bob" Cubberley

Robert "Bob" E Cubberley, 93, Inverness, F
Robert "Bob" Edward Cubberley, age 93, of Inverness, FL passed away at his home on January 9, 2019. Bob was born on June 4, 1925 in Irvington, N.J. to the late Warren and Anna (Von Oesen) Cubberley. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy from 1944 to 1946 and was a Veteran of World War II. He served on the USS Sebec and the USS Calamus. He went on to own and operate the Colonial Cake Box Bakery in Sparta, NJ and the Country Barn Confectionery in Sandy Hook, CT. In addition to baking, he enjoyed gardening and watching his favorite baseball team, the Tampa Bay Rays. He loved the United States flag and proudly displayed it wherever he was. Bob made Citrus Country Florida his home in 2007 after relocating from Queensbury, N.Y. and in 2015 made the Inverness Club Senior Apartments his home. He greatly enjoyed the activities offered there and socializing with the other residents. Those left to mourn Bob’s passing include his sons: Robert Cubberley and his wife Lori of Glen Mills, PA; Ronald Cubberley of Lacey, WA; Douglas Cubberley and his wife Laurel of Norman, OK; daughters: Sue Nute and her husband Bob of Southbury, CT; Amy Rock and her husband Ron of Pine Ridge, FL; six grandchildren: Jason, Justin, Rob, Lauren, Sophia and Ronnie; five great grandchildren: Riley, Bentley, Logan, Grayson, Ronnie, with a sixth great grandchild due in April. Bob was preceded in death by his two wives, Mary Cubberley and Helen Cubberley; three brothers: Warren, Herb and Henry Cubberley; and his sister, Anne Cubberley. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Friday, February 8, 2019 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness with Reverend Terry McKee officiating. Following the service, a procession will depart at 11:45 AM for Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL where Robert will be laid to rest with full military honors. Friends are invited to join the family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Joan Dalmanieras

Joan I Dalmanieras, 81, Inverness, FL
Joan Irene Dalmanieras, age 81, of Inverness, passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on February 4, 2019. Joan was born in Holyoke, MA on July 11, 1937 to the late Wilfred Arthur and Irene Ida (Tessier) Malboeuf. After graduating high school she joined the Sisters of St. Anne Convent in Massachusetts, and was a nun for 9 years. On September 2, 1972 she married Alexandros Dalmanieras, with whom she shared 46 years of loving marriage. She earned a Master’s Degree in world history from Assumption College in Worcester, MA and went on to become an educator for the Millbury, MA school district for over 35 years. After relocating to Florida, she taught middle school at St. Scholastica Catholic School in Lecanto, FL for 7 years. Joan was a Sunday school teacher and Eucharist Minister in both Massachusetts and Florida and is a former President of the Catholic Council of Women. She received many awards for her years of dedicated service to the Catholic Church. In her spare time, she enjoyed to needlepoint, knit and crochet. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Joan had a love for traveling and Disney. Joan also had a great love for dogs. In addition to her loving husband Alexandros, those left to mourn Joan’s passing include her daughters: Rita Blanchette (Matt) of Manchester, N.H., Maria Dalmanieras-Restani (Peter), of Miami Beach, FL, Helene Dalmanieras of Largo, FL; sister, Marie Staninas (Edmund) of Inverness, FL; four grandchildren and one great grandchild; six grandpuppies; as well as numerous nieces and nephews throughout the United States and Greece. In addition to her parent’s, Joan was preceded in death by her brother, Ronald Malboeuf. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 10:00 AM at St. Scholastica Catholic Church in Lecanto. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness with a Wake Vigil to begin at 5:30 PM. Additional services will take place at a later date in South Hadley, MA with burial to follow at the Notre Dame Cemetery, also in South Hadley, MA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Joan’s memory can be made to the St. Jude’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or go to their website: www.stjude.org and make a donation in Joan’s name. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Michael Davidson

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


Rita Davis

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


Evelyn DeFalco

Evelyn M DeFalco, 85, Inverness, FL
Evelyn M. DeFalco, age 85, of Inverness, FL passed away at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL on December 25, 2018. Evelyn was born to the late Otto and Marie (Sottile) Nicholahsen in Brooklyn, N.Y. on April 2, 1933. She was married to Dominick H. DeFalco for 60 years until his passing on March 8, 2012. She made Citrus County, FL her home in 1996 after relocating from Long Island, N.Y. Evelyn was Catholic by faith and a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness, FL. She enjoyed rock collecting and gambling at the Hard Rock Casino. Those left to mourn Evelyn’s passing include daughters: Karen DeFalco, Lisa Merkle (Fred), Donna Cafiero; and a great many grandchildren and great grandchildren. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 10:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness with Father Tim Cummings, Celebrant. Evelyn will be laid to rest with her husband at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Salvatore Di Silvestro, Jr.

Salvatore Di Silvestro, Jr., 82, Floral City, FL
Salvatore Di Silvestro, Jr. age 82, of Floral City, FL passed away at his home under the care of Vitas hospice while surrounded by his loving family on February 10, 2019. Salvatore was born on February 29, 1936 in Bronx, N.Y. to the late Herminia (Medeiros) and Salvatore Di Silvestro, Sr. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and was a Veteran of the Korean War. Following his military service, Salvatore went on to co-own and operate Classic Air, a heating and air conditioning company in Miami, FL. In 1979, he retired from Classic Air and made Citrus County his home. Salvatore then owned and operated Air on Service, Inc. with his late son, Michael, in Inverness until 1998. He truly enjoyed his career and was a proud businessman. He was Catholic by faith and a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. Salvatore enjoyed watching football, especially the Miami Dolphins. He loved nature and his favorite pastime was bird watching. Salvatore will especially be remembered for his kind, gentle nature and will truly be missed by his family and friends. Those left to mourn Salvatore’s passing include his loving wife, Judy Menard Di Silvestro; stepdaughter, Kim (Menard) Sharpe and her husband Carlton; granddaughter, Christina (Di Silvestro) Di Piazza and her husband Frank; and great grandchildren: Giovanni and Francesco Di Piazza, all of Floral City, FL. Salvatore was preceded in death by his first wife of 51 years, Joyce (Holloway) Di Silvestro in 2006; his son, Michael Di Silvestro in 2008; daughter, Deborah Di Silvestro in 2009; brother, Leonard Di Silvestro; sister, Grace Victoria (Di Silvestro)Tucker. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Father Tim Cummings of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Celebrant. Military honors will be rendered by Inverness VFW Post #4337 Honor Guard. Friends are invited to join Salvatore’s family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Yvonne Dooley

Yvonne J Dooley, 92, Homosassa, FL
Yvonne J. Dooley, 92, of Homosassa, FL passed away February 6, 2019 under the care of Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL. She was born in North Attleboro, MA on August 5, 1926 to the late Phyllias and Florence (Gallant) Poirier. Yvonne was a homemaker and arrived in this area 34 years ago, coming from West Palm Beach, FL. She was a Catholic by faith, and a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church. In her younger years, Yvonne was an excellent bridge player and enjoyed golfing and tennis. Just prior to her passing, she played bridge with her friends in Sugar Mill Woods. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Roland Poirier and Dot Choquette. Yvonne is survived by her niece Holly Bisagna of Homosassa. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Francis Du Ponte

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


Susan Estrada

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


Carmen Filko

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


Marjorie Fiske

Marjorie E Fiske, 94, Inverness, FL
Marjorie Emily Fiske, age 94, Inverness, FL passed away suddenly on Sunday, January 27, 2019. Mrs. Fiske was born in Lulu, Florida on February, 18, 1924 to the late Raymond Smith and Mary Jane (Sneller) Smith. She and her late husband, The Rev. Roy Fiske, moved to Citrus County in 2006 from Lutz, Florida. She was a graduate of Florida Southern College, having earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Education and taught both elementary and high school students during her career. Mrs. Fiske was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Inverness. Having grown up on a farm, one of her favorite hobbies was gardening. She also loved genealogy research. As a minister’s wife, Marjorie loved working and serving in the churches she attended, especially in her roles as a youth director and Director of Religion. She was a faithful and devoted servant of Christ and shared her faith with family and friends. Left to cherish her memory are three children: Barry M. Fiske and his wife, Gail of Inverness; Dr. Darrell N. Fiske and wife, Joanne of Palm City, FL; Gregory L. Fiske and his wife, Carole of Brandon, FL; 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Rev. Roy Fiske on July 15, 2014 as well as her brothers and sisters. There will be a Celebration of Life Funeral Service on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Oliver officiating. The family will receive friends from 9:30 AM until the service begins. Burial will follow on Monday, 11:00 AM in Garden of Memories Cemetery, Tampa, Florida. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made in Marjorie’s memory to the First United Methodist Church of Inverness, 1140 Turner Camp Road, Inverness, FL 34453.


Patrick Fogel

Patrick J Fogel, 72, Floral City, FL
Patrick James Fogel, age 72, of Floral City, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on January 10, 2019. Pat was born on December 13, 1946 to the late Frank James and Mattie (Faulkner) Fogel, in Detroit City, MN and raised in Maysville, KY, where he graduated college in three years with a bachelors degree. Pat also proudly served seven years in the US Army. In 1989 he relocated to Floral City from St. Petersburg. A complete car nut, he was affectionately known as the “MOPAR Man”. He was also an accomplished drag car racer, his love of building hot rods is his lasting legacy as was his love of being a teacher. Pat received a Teacher of the Year Award first at Cypress Creek Academy in Lecanto and then again the following year at the Renaissance Center. He truly loved being a teacher and mentor to his students, whether it was in the classroom or helping teach kids how to work on cars. Pat was a kind and generous man who would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need and was an advocate for children’s charities. An outdoorsman, he loved the Florida heat, fishing and his critters both wild and domestic. Pat will be remembered for his generosity, intelligence and a sense of humor that was incomparable. His children will remember him as the most loving and wonderful father anyone could ever ask for. Those left to mourn Pat’s passing include his daughters: Sarah Farkus (Fogel) husband Duane and grandson Tanner, of Lake Panasoffkee, FL; Ashley King (Fogel) husband Mike and granddaughter Kylie of Inverness, FL; Amber Ladd (Fogel) and grandson Aidan, of Hilliard, OH; son, James Fogel and wife, Bridget, granddaughters, Savannah and Elzabeth and grandson, Brian of Tarpon Springs, FL; brothers: Rick, John and Dave Fogel; sister, Kathy. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Mercedes Fonseca

Mercedes Fonseca, 84, Inverness, FL
Mercedes Fonseca, age 84, Inverness, FL passed away January 3, 2019 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Mercedes was born in Chia, Columbia on December 15, 1934 to the late Hermes and Maria (Luna) Camacho. She was a retired elementary school teacher and of the Catholic Faith. She attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Left to cherish her memory are two sons, Gustavo Fonseca, MD and his wife, Sophia of Inverness and Carlos Fonseca and his wife, Ceci of Bogota, Columbia; 1 brother, Antonio Camacho of Cali, Columbia; two sisters, Maruja Jimenez and Cecelia Diaz, both of Bogota, Columbia; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. A Gathering & Sharing of Remembrance is scheduled for Sunday, January 6th at 3:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral. The family will receive friends at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to: Florida Cancer Specialists, 5204 Paylor Lane, Sarasota, FL 34240 or http://weblink.donorperfect.com/fonseca.


Gordon Foster

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


Joan Garner

Joan M Garner, 82, Inverness, FL
Joan Marie Garner, age 82, of Inverness, FL passed away at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL on January 24, 2019. Joan was born on August 10, 1936 in Sault Sainte Marie, MI to the late Wilber and Helen (Anders) Ryal. She married William O. Garner on October 21, 1954 with whom she shared 60 years of marriage until his passing on September 24, 2015. Joan made Citrus County, FL her home in 2005 after relocating from Englewood, FL. She was a Christian by faith and an active member of the First Assembly of God Church in Inverness. Joan’s memory will be cherished by her children: David Garner of Northport, FL, Donald Garner and his wife Heidi of Boca Grande, FL, Debra Johnson Garner of Northport, FL; brothers: David and Ernest Reed of Inverness, FL; sister, Denise Guiliani of Inverness, FL; and grandchildren: Seth and Abby Garner. In addition to her husband, Joan was preceded in death by her son Dennis Garner and grandchild, Bobby Landon. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the First Assembly of God Church in Inverness with Pastor Dairold Rushing officiating. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Patricia Gillepsie

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


Frances Ray Grabill

Frances Ray Grabill, 84, Inverness, FL
Frances Ray Grabill, age 84, of Inverness, FL passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family and while under the compassionate care of Vitas Healthcare on January 26, 2019. Frances was born on January 8, 1935 in Ashbybury, Hopkins County, KY to the late William Earl and Nora B. (Collins) Ray. She was married to James E. Grabill with whom she would have celebrated 60 years of loving marriage on May 15th. Frances and James made Inverness, FL their home in April of 2003 after relocating from Pasco County, FL. She was a faithful, devoted member and temple worker of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Lecanto, FL and President of the Relief Society. She was also a wonderful cook. Frances was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Frances’ memory will be cherished by her loving husband, James E. Grabill of Inverness; sons: James Keith Grabill, Barry Branson and his wife Elizabeth, all of Inverness; daughters: Lisa Blanchard and her husband Charles of Inverness; Teresa Lomax and her husband Thomas of Spring Hill, FL; sister, Rebecca Stoltenborg of Fayetteville, N.C.; thirteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren. In addition to her parent’s, Frances was preceded in death by four brothers: Earl Dranen Ray, George Edward Ray, Lester Grant Ray and David Rodney Ray. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is scheduled for Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Bishop Jerry Campbell officiating. Following the service, burial will take place at the Fountains Memorial Park in Homosassa. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 AM on the morning of the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations made in Frances’ memory to Vitas Healthcare, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Elbert Graves

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


Juanita Gustafson

Juanita I Gustafson, 73, Hernando, FL
Juanita Irene Gustafson, age 73, of Hernando, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on December 25, 2018. Juanita was born on September 27, 1945 in Waukegan, IL to the late Valentine and Violet (Wrona) Belec. On June 24, 1967 she married Ronald Gustafson with whom she shared 51 years of loving marriage. Juanita was an Executive Secretary for the United States Navy and worked at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Illinois for 38 years. She and her husband made Citrus County, FL their home 13 years ago after relocating from Gurnee, IL. She was Catholic by faith and a parishioner of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills, FL. Juanita was a wonderful cook that enjoyed reading in her spare time. She loved birds and not only fed them in her backyard but, collected a number of bird figurines over the years. In addition to her loving husband Ronald, Juanita leaves behind the daughter she adored and cherished, Karen Politzki and her husband Jeffrey of Canon City, CO. Following cremation, Juanita’s urn will be laid to rest with her parent’s at the Ascension Catholic Cemetery in Libertyville, IL. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Betty Harper

Betty J Harper, 86, Spring Hill, FL
Betty “Jean” Harper (1932-2018) passed into the loving arms and the sanctuary of her savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 at Vitas Inpatient Hospice Health Care facility in Lecanto, Florida following an eight month illness. She was born October 10th, 1932 in Veedersburg, Indiana. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Marcia, and her husband, Joe Harper, who passed in 1991. She was further preceded in death by her mother, Mary Lowe, and her father, Blythe Lowe, both of Veedersburg, Indiana. She was the youngest of five siblings, preceded in death by two brothers, Carl Lowe and Leon Lowe, and also two sisters, Mary Lou Hinote and Clara Snyder. She is survived by her two sons, Steven of Lecanto, Florida and his wife Kay (Beasley), and Scott of Sarasota, Florida and his wife Darla (Campbell). She graduated from Veedersburg High School in 1950. She was an avid member of a euchre club many years ago. Jean loved to tell detailed stories to regale any who were lucky enough to listen. Growing up in the Depression-era 1930s she would recount fascinating stories of her mother (with Jean at her side) serving up plates of food to hobos “riding the rails” on the trains that passed within 50 yards of the Lowe/Stephens home. Jean was a previous long-time member of the Sterling Christian Church from the 1960s to the 1980s prior to transferring her membership to a Christian church in Spring Hill, Florida. Jean Harper worked in education a great portion of her adult life, beginning in the Fountain County (Indiana) School System at Southeast Fountain Elementary as a teacher’s aide from 1970-1978. Jean started her work career in her ’20s working as a doctor’s secretary in Veedersburg and then as a clerk in Indianapolis. Following her move in the 1980s to Florida with her husband and to be close to family, Jean worked at Eastside Elementary in Hernando County as an instructional aide for many years. She also worked at Nature Coast High School in Hernando County as a media center aide and as a computer school aide during the last years of her life. She was continually busy in her life, going to work every day until she was 85 years old, not wanting to miss a day from school. Many of the students who came into contact with Jean fondly called her “Grandma.” Jean’s passion throughout her life was doting on her grandchildren, Jonathon Harper (Christina) of Miami, Florida; Lauren Torres (Leo) of Sarasota, Florida; and Bailee Harper of New York City, New York. Jean avidly collected Beanie Babies and dolls and collectable toys for her grandkids. She never missed a baseball game or a softball practice or a ballet recital for her grandkids, driving endless miles to see them perform. Later in her life she reveled in her great grandchildren, Madison (Miami) and Jacob (Sarasota). Jean had a passion for watching Chicago Cubs baseball games, Duke University basketball games, and Notre Dame University football games. She also had a passion to view sunsets on the beach, often traveling just to see sunsets in Hernando County, Sarasota, Citrus County, Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, St. Pete Beach, and St. Augustine Beach. Following her marriage to her husband Joe in 1955 at age 24, she led a life as a military bride for 23 years through 3 conflicts: World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. She moved from South Carolina to California to North Carolina to Illinois to Wisconsin to support her active military husband. Jean will be laid to rest next to her husband at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. There will be a brief, one hour visitation scheduled at Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness on Saturday, January 12th from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.


August Hartmann

August M Hartmann, 91, Inverness, FL
August Michael Hartmann, age 91, Inverness passed away January 25, 2019 in Highland Place Assisted Living. Mr Hartmann was born in Plainfield, NJ on March 9, 1927 to the late August O. and Henrietta Hartmann and came to Florida in 1981 from Massapequa, NY. He retired from the New York City Dept of Sanitation and served our country in the U.S. Navy during WW II. Left to cherish his memory are his children: Kenneth M. Hartmann and his wife Debbie of Port Jefferson, NY; Donald W. Hartmann, of Medford, NY; Donna McHargue and husband Michael of Winston Salem, NC; Susan Michaelis of Davie, FL; Lois Gloria and husband Robert of Farmingdale, NY; 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Hartmann on March 21, 2010. They were married over 60 years. Graveside services will be conducted on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 at 4:00 PM from Fero Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Pastor Greg Kell officiating. Burial will follow. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home assisted the family.


Debra Hatley

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


Charles Hirst

Charles S Hirst, 80, Inverness, FL
Charles S. Hirst, age 80, of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on Thursday, December 13, 2018. Charles was born on December 21, 1937 in Middletown, N.Y. to the late Chester and Helen B.(Lawyer) Hirst. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army Reserves and retired after 28 years with the rank of Command Sergeant Major. On March 26, 1978 he married Joanne (Goldstein) with whom he shared 40 years of loving marriage. Charles and Joanne made Citrus County, FL their home in 2010 after relocating from Schoharie, N.Y. Prior to his retirement, and while still residing in Schoharie, he had worked as a Mechanic, Body Repairman and D.C. Electrician. He had also been a Judge, a City Councilman and Superintendent of Highways. Charles also helped manage the kitchen at Frosty Acres Campgrounds, and was a co-owner of 3 Charlie’s BBQ. In his spare time, he enjoyed woodworking, rebuilding and working on cars, and selling parts for cars. Charlie was a member of the Esperance, N.Y. Elks Lodge #2507. In addition to his loving wife Joanne, those left to mourn Charles’ passing include his son, Brian Jarrod Hirst and his wife Heather; grandchildren: Mykal Hirst and his wife Alyssia, Sabine Hirst and Caitty Hirst. He also leaves behind his beloved Pompoo, Ikey. A Celebration of Life Service for Charles is scheduled for Saturday, December 29, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Esperance Elks Lodge #2507 in Esperance, N.Y. Following the memorial, A Funeral Service of Remembrance is scheduled for Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 3:30 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, FL where Inverness Elks Lodge #2522 will offer the Elks rest service. Friends are invited to joins Charles’ family in visitation beginning at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Charles will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 10:00 AM where full military honors will be rendered by the Army Reserve Honor Guard and American Legion Post #155. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Jeanette Hogan

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


Martin "Corky" Hogue

Martin "Corky" D Hogue, 79, Inverness, FL
Martin “Corky” Donald Hogue, age 79, of Inverness, FL passed away at Bayonet Point Medical Center in Hudson, FL on December 28, 2018. Corky was born to Charles and Wilma (Crandall) Hogue on November 9, 1939 in Gouverneur, N.Y. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy, the Navy Reserves and later the Army Reserves for 25 years. Following his military service, he worked for the Gouverneur Talc Company and later the Corning Glass Company as an electrician. Corky was married to Diane (Edwards) for 57 years until her passing on April 12, 2018. He and Diane were Florida “Snowbirds” for a few years until finally becoming permanent Citrus County, FL residents in 2000. He attended worship services at the United Methodist Church of Inverness. Corky was a volunteer for God’s Kitchen in both New York and Florida, a volunteer at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL and the Mended Hearts organization. He was also a Volunteer Firefighter in Gouverneur, N.Y. for over 30 years. In his spare time he enjoyed making knives out of deer antlers and enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and being outdoors. Those left to mourn Corky’s passing include his son, Jon Hogue of Jacksonville, FL; daughters: Denise Kingsley of Gouverneur, N.Y., Natalie Kelley and her husband Jonathan of Fowler, N.Y.; brothers: Charles Hogue and his wife Patti of Gouverneur, N.Y., Kevin Hogue and his wife Sarah of Cicero, N.Y.; sister, Brenda Sipher and her husband Paul of Watertown, N.Y.; grandchildren: Dustin and Kristopher Kelley; and great grandchild, Morgin Kelley. Corky was preceded in death by brother, Brian Hogue; sister, DeAnne Jungkind; and son in law, David Kingsley. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Monday, January 7, 2019 at 3:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with the Reverend Donald Pratt of the First United Methodist Church of Inverness officiating. Military honors will be rendered by Inverness VFW #4337 Honor Guard. Friends may join Corky’s family in visitation beginning at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to God’s Kitchen, Inverness First United Methodist Church, 1140 Turner Camp Road, Inverness, FL 34453 or Gouverneur Volunteer Exempt Firemen, C/O Charles Halpin, 110 Rowley Street, Gouverneur, N.Y. 13642. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Benjamin Howard

Benjamin A Howard, 69, Inverness, FL
Benjamin Arthur Howard, 69, of Inverness, FL passed away December 31, 2018 at his residence in Inverness. He was born in Danville, IL on November 8, 1949, and was a Union Carpenter in the construction industry. Benjamin arrived in this area in 2000, coming from Danville, and was a Christian by faith. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, boating in his pontoon boat, spending time with family and friends, and especially “Waltzing with Matilda.” Benjamin was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Howard, and brothers Jess Steven Howard and James Thomas Howard. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Pauletta Howard. Other survivors include his children James Kevin Howard and his wife Teri of Bloomington, IL, Shawn C. Howard and his wife Michele of Inverness, Dennis A Howard and his wife Holly of Georgetown, IL, and Monica S. Howard of Westville, IL; his mother, Ruth Cora Campbell; brother Boon Campbell and his wife Tracy; sister Dawn Campbell; grandchildren Brice, Kolton, Marnie, Nicholas, Chelsea, and Dalton; and 4 great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Athia Hunter

Athia C Hunter, 90, Beverly Hills, FL
Athia C. Hunter, 90 of Beverly Hills, passed away Sunday, January 27, 2019 at The Grove in Hernando. Born on March 27, 1928 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, to the late Calvin T. and Anna Lee (Smallwood) Cooper, she came to Citrus County in 2005 from Manhattan, NY. Athia was Protestant by faith and a corrections officer for the state of New York, for over 15 years. She was devoted to her family and adored her family. She loved to cook, was very witty and had a kind and outgoing personality, a kind spirit and gentle soul. Left to cherish her memory are her loving niece, Michelle Gibbons Wise and husband Bailey, of Beverly Hills; her precious granddaughter, Leslie Gibbons of New York, N.Y.; her beloved great granddaughter, Kiara Brown of New York, N.Y.; and her dear devoted friend, Carol Bergmann, of Crystal River. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 52 years, William Hunter in 2004. Following cremation, Athia’s urn will be laid to rest at the Calverton National Cemetery in Calverton, NY, with her husband William. Cremation Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Mary Burns Jackson

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


Mary Johnson

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


Edgar Johnston

Edgar A Johnston, 92, Inverness, FL
Edgar Alpheus Johnston, age 92, of Inverness, FL passed away at Vitas Healthcare Hospice Unit in Lecanto, FL on Monday January 28, 2019 while surrounded by his loving family. Edgar was born in Bonnots Mill, MO to the late Charles and Anna Marie (Vossen) Johnston. He had been a resident of Citrus County, FL for over 30 years after relocating from Waterloo, IA. He was one of the first members of Falls Avenue Wesleyan Church in Waterloo and helped build the church building. He was also a fourth grade Sunday School teacher for many years. This church later became Sunnyside Temple and is now Cedar Valley Church. In Florida he became a devoted and loyal member of the Hernando Church of the Nazarene in Hernando, FL. Prior to retirement, he was a Foundry Worker at the John Deere Tractor Works in Waterloo for 32 years. At Deere he was affectionately known as “the preacher man” due to his devotion and spreading of the Word. He also collected and sold hubcaps with an inventory of several thousand. He became known as “the hubcap man”. He was always very generous, loving and loyal to God, his family, his church family and his friends. Telling and hearing jokes were always high on his priority list. He was always a good example to his family. He left everyone a legacy to live up to. Those left to mourn Edgar’s passing and cherish his memory are his son: Lorin Johnston and his wife Sherry of Sarasota, FL; daughter, Alverna Magee and her husband Larry of Waterloo, IA; brother, Wayne Johnston of Peculiar, MO; sisters: Mildred Baatz of Traverse City, MI, Dorothy Desmond of Jefferson City, MO; eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Edgar was preceded in death by his first wife, LaVerne (Autenreith) on December 3, 1992, second wife, Ruby Jane (Norris) on January 13, 2017; son, Terry Joe Johnston on July 12, 2010; brother, Lincoln Johnston; and sister, Loraine Ashton. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is scheduled for Tuesday, February 5, 2019 with visitation beginning at 3:00 pm followed by the service at 4:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with retired Pastor Randy Hodges of Hernando Church of the Nazarene officiating. Further funeral services will take place at the Cedar Valley Church in Waterloo, IA and will be under the direction of the Garden View Chapel. Edgar will be laid to rest with his wife LaVerne at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Waterloo, IA. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family.


Melvin Jordan

Melvin M Jordan, 73, Lecanto, FL
Melvin “Mel” M. Jordan, age 73, Lecanto, FL passed away Feb. 4, 2019 at his home in Lecanto, Florida. Mel was born in Akron, OH on November 28, 1945. He resided in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio until 1975 when he moved his family to Phoenix, Arizona. In 1981 his family moved to San Juan Capistrano, California and finally, in 1984, the Jordan family began their residence in Citrus County, Florida. Mel proudly served our country in the U.S. Air Force as an electrical aircraft engineer from 1965 to 69 stationed overseas in both Libya and Japan. Mel continued as a reserve officer for two additional years. He continued a career as an electrician working his way through training and schooling until he became a licensed commercial and residential electrical contractor. Prior to retirement, he owned and operated M.J. Electric, a commercial electrical contracting company. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Christine Milan Jordan. Mel and Chris celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past September with their loved ones. Mel and Christine have had fifty glorious years together full of many memories, challenges, and celebrations that set an example to his family. His family includes two proud daughters and admiring son-in-laws: Lisa Pozzi and her husband, Michael Pozzi of Hernando and Tina Foulkes and her husband, Marcus Foulkes of Lecanto. Mel was the proud, active Papa of two adoring grandchildren, Ashlynn Pozzi, age 16 and Mason Foulkes, age 11. Mel was a hardworking, determined person who set an example of perseverance and fortitude to all of his family. He stands as an example of family values, love, support and unconditional love. Mel enjoyed both bowling and golf. He actively competed and bowled in leagues with his wife and both daughters. Mel was a passionate and competitive golfer playing at least twice a week up until his final months. Mel supported and participated in junior golf his entire life in hopes to promote his love and passion for the game. The Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, Fl. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to “The First Tee”, a program that promotes and supports junior golf in an effort to continue Mel’s support and passion for the game of golf. Donations can be made in his name on line at www.thefirstteegreaterocal.org or by mail to: The First Tee, 3130 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, FL 34470


Ruth Kroeger

Ruth E Kroeger, 84, Inverness, FL
Ruth Evelyn Cox Kroeger, 84, Inverness passed away Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Arbor Trail Health & Rehab Center. Ruth was born in Columbus, IN on April 8, 1934 to the late Leslie T. and Mary (Cline) Cox and came to Citrus County in 1971 from Lakeland, FL. She was employed by Humana Health Care as a secretary. She was of the Baptist Faith and a member of Calvary Chapel in Ft. Lauderdale. Ruth enjoyed sewing, quilting, working puzzles and truly enjoyed nature and the outdoors. Additionally, she was a great cook! Left to cherish her memory is her son, David O. Pate of Pompano Beach, FL; 5 daughters: Deanna Johnston and her husband Hrold, Jennifer Williamson and her husband Ira, and Kaywood Pate, all of Inverness; Georgia Shelar, of Smyrna, DE; Hollis Roberts, of Greenville, TN; her sister, Elizabeth Robinson, of Clearwater, FL; 16 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald J. Kroeger , her sister, Alta Smith, and her granddaughter, Mandy Ruth Pate. Ruth’s life will be remembered at a Life Celebration Service on Saturday, January 19th at 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Jerry Bloxton, of Trinity Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness, FL


Dirk Kunne

Dirk P Kunne, 90, Beverly Hills, FL
Dirk Philip Kunne, age 90, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away at his home on January 2, 2019 surrounded by his loving family and while under the care of the Citrus County Chapter of HPH Hospice Healthcare. Dirk was born in Amsterdam, Holland on October 27, 1928 to the late Hendrik and Jacoba (Bood) Kunne. He was married to Nina Kunne until her passing on August 29, 2009. Dirk retired from the Illinois Tool works as their Senior Design Engineer. He was a self taught Mechanical and Electrical Engineer who enjoyed cooking, fishing, gardening and working outdoors. Dirk designed and built his own sailboat, “The Screaming Dutchman”. He and his wife Nina made Citrus County, FL their home in 1995 after relocating from Arlington Heights, IL. Left to mourn Dirk’s passing is his son, Richard Kunne and his wife Margaret of Beverly Hills, FL. In addition to his wife and parent’s, he was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. Dirk will be laid to rest to rest with his wife at Elmwood Cemetery in River Grove, IL at a later date. No local services are planned. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Jon La Fontaine

Jon M La Fontaine, 75, Inverness, FL
Jon Maurice La Fontaine passed away on January 13, 2019, at the age of 75. He was born on December 4, 1943 in Watertown, N.Y. to Maurice and Kathryn La Fontaine. Jon married Phyllis Embling September 9, 1967 at the First Methodist Church in North Chili, N.Y. Jon and Phyllis were proud and loving parents to their two sons, David and Stephen. Jon proudly spent 45 years working in Fire and Safety Management at companies such as Eastman Kodak and the New York State Department of Transportation. Jon was also an active member of the volunteer fire department in Rochester, N.Y for 35 years. In retirement, Jon and Phyllis enjoyed traveling the nation and later became Florida "Snowbirds". In 2017 they moved to Inverness, where Jon enjoyed fixing up their new home, reading, baking, playing golf, and fishing with his family and friends. Jon was active in the church community, and was considered a much loved member. Jon will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and friend. Left to honor and remember Jon are his wife Phyllis, his two sons: David La Fontaine and wife Miriam, Stephen La Fontaine; granddaughter, Katelyn La Fontaine; brother, Stephen (Karen) La Fontaine; sister Michele (Stephen) Babin; brother-in-law Ron Embling and his wife Judy; sister-in-law Janet Stewart and her husband Doug. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Friday, January 18, 2019 at 12:00 PM from the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness with Pastor Ron Pfeifer officiating. Services were provided by Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness. Memorial donations in memory of Jon can be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness.


Ann Lamb

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


Billy Lilly

Billy R Lilly, 51, Crystal River, FL
Billy Ray Lilly, age 51, of Crystal River, FL passed away December 18, 2018 at Seven Rivers Hospital in Crystal River. Billy was born on the 14th of April in 1967 to the late Billy Wayne and Edith (Warner) Lilly. He made Citrus County his home 25 years ago after relocating from North Carolina. Billy loved his rescue Pit Bull, “Junior”. He will be remembered for his kind and generous nature and how he would “give the shirt off his back" to anyone who needed it. Those left to mourn Billy’s passing include his brothers: Jeff Lilly and his wife Jo Ann of Inverness, FL, Michael Wayne Lilly and his wife Sharon of North Carolina, Dennis Richard Lilly and his wife Cindy of North Carolina; sisters: Vickie Sue Moore of Virginia and Cheryl Lynn and her husband James of California. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Wayne Lindhe

Wayne H Lindhe, 75, Homosassa, FL
Wayne Howard Lindhe, age 75, of Homosassa, FL, passed away at Citrus Health and Rehabilitation in Inverness on February 11, 2019. Wayne was born on April 30, 1943 in Vallejo, CA to the late Leslie and Violet (Pelatrow) Lindhe. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and was a Veteran of the Vietnam War. On April 9, 1986 he married Joanne (Dalia), with whom he shared 32 years of loving marriage. Wayne and Joanne made Citrus County, FL their home 9 years ago after relocating from Glenham, N.Y. Wayne was a retired carpenter but continued to work as a craftsman and enjoyed his workshop. He even used his carpentry skills to construct a cradle for one of his grandchildren. Wayne had a great love for his wife Joanne and did everything he could to make sure she was happy. In addition to his wife Joanne, those left to mourn Wayne’s passing include his brother, Lucky Lindhe of Highland, N.Y.; son, Wayne Lindhe of Highland, N.Y.; stepson, Guy Ferdico and his wife Andrea of Homosassa, FL; stepdaughter, Perinne McVey of Pennsylvania; seven grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Wayne was preceded in death by his daughter, Maria Lindhe in 2018. A graveside memorial service is scheduled for Friday, March 1, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL where full military honors will be rendered by Inverness VFW #4337 Honor Guard. Friends are invited to join Wayne’s family at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home on the morning of the service and join the procession to the cemetery that will depart promptly at 10:15 AM. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


David Little

David L Little, 64, Lecanto, FL
David L. Little, 64, of Lecanto, FL passed away December 18, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL. He was born in Oregon, IL on June 15, 1954 to the late Willard Leon and Barbara Fern (Fleming) Little. David was a driving instructor for SMG Transport Company, and arrived in this area in 1966, coming from Oregon, IL. He was a Christian by faith, and enjoyed watching NASCAR and football, and loved spending time playing with his fur babies Maggie, Abby and Pepper. David was preceded in death by one sister, Laura Lee Little. Survivors include his loving life partner, Georgia Barnett of Lecanto; his daughter Carissa Little of Beverly Hills, FL; his brother Willy Little, and his close cousins: Bobbie Lengjak and Brian; and 4 grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Service for David will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to David’s daughter, Carissa Little, in care of the Davis Funeral Home. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Edward "Ted" Lloyd, Jr.

Edward "Ted" E Lloyd, Jr., 71, Beverly Hills, FL
Edward E. “Ted” Lloyd, Jr., age 71, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away at his home on February 6, 2019 while surrounded by his loving family. Ted was born on June 15, 1947 in Northampton, MA to the late Phyllis (Sontag) and Edward E. Lloyd, Sr. On December 5, 1997 he married Sheryl A. (Tomlinson) Lloyd with whom he shared 21 years of loving marriage. Ted and Sheryl made Citrus County, FL their home 14 years ago after relocating from New Hampshire. He and Sheryl enjoyed ballroom and country couples dancing together. In his youth, Ted was a great athlete, playing baseball, basketball, and skiing. He was a lifelong Red Sox fan. He also climbed many mountains in New England over the years. Ted cared greatly for the environment and the planet. He enjoyed farming the land and raising livestock to help support and feed his children while they were growing up in Northwood, NH. Ted worked in carpentry as a cabinet maker and built several homes on Nantucket, MA. Even after retirement, he stayed interested in woodworking and enjoyed crafting his own tools to suit his specific needs. He also loved maintaining his garden where he could sit and watch the birds. In addition to his loving wife Sheryl, Ted will always be remembered by his son, Robert Lloyd and husband Justin Armbruster of Omaha, NE; daughters: Erin Izzo and husband Joseph of Marstons Mills, MA; Jennifer Lloyd and husband Zachary Landis of Orange, VT; Annie Lloyd of Brooklyn, NY; Sara Sullivan and husband Brian of Nashua, NH; Kate Massey and husband Court of Fitchburg, MA; stepson, Michael Frisbie and wife Ha of Concord, NH; stepdaughters: Kim Bates and husband Gary of Chichester, NH; Laura Bynum of Bow, NH; and eight grandchildren. He taught them all to "move over the Earth with ease and grace." No services are planned at this time. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ronald Madsen

Ronald G Madsen, 90, Inverness, FL
Ronald Gordon Madsen, 90, of Inverness, FL passed away February 2, 2019 under the care of New Horizons Assisted Living in Inverness. He was born in Valsetz, OR on November 14, 1928 to the late Antone and May (Isabelle) Madsen. Ronald served our country honorably in the U.S. Navy, and worked for Ford Motor Corp as a automotive manager with 42 years of service. He arrived in this area in 1998, coming from Alabama, and was a member of the Crossgate Church of God in Inverness. Ronald was a talented musician, playing the piano, organ, and guitar, and was the church pianist. He also enjoyed participating in the church activities. Ronald was preceded in death by 2 sons, Mark and Charles Madsen; brother Antone Madsen, and sister Betty Terrel. Left to mourn his passing is his loving wife of 20 years, Betty F. Madsen. Other survivors include his children Ronald Madsen of Cropwell, AL, and Clifford Madsen and his wife Stephanie Beling of Denver, CO, Angela Madsen and her spouse Debbie of Long Beach, CA, and Julie Jarrel and her husband Scott of Franklin, OH; stepchildren William Lux and his wife Meg of Crystal River, FL, Jack Bowers and his wife Hillary of Naples, FL, Linda Crossley and her husband Scott of Beverly Hills, FL, and Peggy See and her husband Wayne of Point Pleasant, W.VA; 17 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Carl Matson

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


Kelly McAllister

Kelly L McAllister, 55, Hernando, FL
Kelly Leigh McAllister, age 55, of Hernando, passed away at her home on January 2, 2019. Kelly was born in Tampa, FL on June 3, 1963 to Richard and Joyce (Baldt) Howard. She graduated from John I. Leonard High School in 1981 and went on to serve her country as a member of the United States Air Force. Kelly was very athletic in her youth and won 12 letters for her achievements in sports and 2 for chorus. In 1980, she was the 2nd highest ranked female high school runner in the State of Florida and was also a skilled soccer and softball player. She was married to Tim McAllister for 26 years until his passing on October 25, 2018. Kelly and Tim made Citrus County, FL their home in 2007 after relocating from West Palm Beach, FL. She was a bartender for the Inverness VFW #4337 for a number of years and will be greatly missed by all that knew her. Those left to mourn her passing include her sons: Timothy McAllister, II of Hernando, FL, Tommy McAllister of Dunnellon, FL; daughter, Tori McAllister of Hernando, FL; her parent’s, Richard and Joyce Howard of Palm Springs, FL; brothers: Lance Kevin Howard of Palm Springs, FL, Richard Keith Howard and his wife Pam of Jessup, GA; and grandsons, Timothy Paul McAllister, III and Amari Brathwaite, and their mother, Shannon Liepke. Kelly was preceded in death by her daughter, Tera McAllister on February 9, 2013. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will take place at the Inverness VFW #4337 at a later date. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Tanner McFall

Tanner J McFall, 19, Hernando, Florida
Tanner James McFall, 19, of Hernando, FL passed away Saturday, January 12, 2019 in Inverness. Tanner was born on February 6, 1999 in Gainesville, FL and was a lifetime resident of Citrus County. He attended Hernando Elementary School, Citrus Springs Middle School and was a 2018 graduate of Citrus High School. Tannner was a field technician for his father’s utility and excavation company. His passions included spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed soccer, riding his motorcycle, and driving “fast” cars. He also enjoyed going to car shows, his Xbox, paintballing, camping, and boating, just to name a few of the many things that he did at 100 miles an hour. Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Walter “Rusty” and Annette (Erdman) McFall; two brothers, Trevor McFall of Inverness, now stationed with the US Coast Guard in Kodiak, Alaska and Nathan McFall and wife, Ashley of Illinois; two nephews, Brayden and Bryson McFall and his niece, Brielle Mc Fall; several aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many friends. Tanner was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Elmer and Joice Erdman and his paternal grandparents, Dorous and Freda McFall; his uncle, Bobby McFall and aunt, Linda Peterson. A Celebration of Tanner’s life will be conducted on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 6 PM from the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness, with Rev. Greg Kell, officiating. Friends may call at church from 5 PM until service time. Cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to Cornerstone Baptist Church, 1100 W. Highland Blvd., Inverness, FL 34452 (Attn: Student Ministries)


Dakota McFarlin

Dakota A McFarlin, 28, Bushnell, FL
Dakota A. McFarlin, age 28, of Bushnell, FL passed away at his home on December 26, 2018. Dakota was born on April 29, 1990 in Brooksville, FL to Ronald Harrod and Ruby (McFarlin) Griffith. He was a Baptist by faith and worked in the construction industry throughout his life. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family. In addition to his loving parent’s, those left to mourn Dakota’s passing include his daughters: Brooklyn and Hailie McFarlin of Center Hill, FL; sister, Kourtni Harrod of Bushnell, FL; paternal grandparent’s: Ron and Beth Harrod of Istachatta, FL; and maternal grandparent’s: Eddie McFarlin and Meme Willette of Little Washington, N.C. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Max McGlashen

Max F McGlashen, 88, Inverness, FL
Max Floyd McGlashen, 88 of Inverness, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the Ocala Regional Medical Center. Max was born on March 22, 1930, in Columbiaville, Michigan, to the late Floyd and Lina (Moore) McGlashen. He came to Citrus County in 1972 from Michigan. Max was a licensed building contractor and a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Inverness. He served in the U.S. Air Force Max was a strong man of faith. He contributed to four church building projects in each community he lived in: Michigan, Tennessee and Florida. In recent years he loved his “tablet” and found pleasure in the wonder of the internet. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 63 years, Martha McGlashen; his daughters: Kathryn Jo Fallier and son-in-law, Robert Fallier, of Acworth, GA and Ruth Ann McGlashen and daughter-in-law, Stacey Campbell. of Inverness; his brother, Basil McGlashen of Hernando, FL and sister, Hazel Hutchinson of Lebanon, TN; and his three grandchildren: Andrew, Mark and James. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, with the Rev. Dairold Rushing, officiating. Burial will follow at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will receive from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to HPH Hospice, 2939 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy., Lecanto, FL 34461. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Robert Mease

Robert J Mease, 83, Floral City, FL
Robert J. “Bob” Mease, 83, of Floral City, FL passed away February 6, 2019 at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL. He was born in Springtown, PA on June 25, 1935 to the late Warren and Anna (Romig) Mease. Bob served our country honorably in the U.S. Air Force attaining the rank of TSGT. He arrived in this area 20 years ago coming from CA, and was a Christian by faith. Bob was a very giving and social person who enjoyed taking bus trips with friends to theater shows. He was preceded in death by his wife Nancy Mease, and sisters Marjorie L. Lewis and Linda Ackerman-Diehl. Survivors include his children Robert Mease of Easton, PA, and John Mease California; Deanna Miller and her husband Terry of Coopersburg, PA, Denise Tornabene and her husband Salvatore of Easton, PA, Cynthia Frank and her husband William of Easton, PA, and Michelle DiChiara and her husband Richard of Hellertown, PA; special nieces Deborah Turner of Red Hill, PA and Susan Martin, and her husband Chris of Hellertown, PA; nephews Richard Lewis and his wife Nancy, of Landsdale, PA, and Keith Ackerman and his wife Debbie of Ohio; and caregiver Cheryl Stanhope. 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Bob will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Judith Medina

Judith B Medina, 38, Floral City, FL
Judith Brandilea Medina, age 38, of Floral City, FL passed away at her home on January 10, 2019. A lifelong resident of Citrus County, Judith was born in Inverness on January 2, 1981 to David Gamble and Janice Albertson. She graduated from Citrus High School in 1998 and went on to become a talented hairstylist. She was employed by the Smart Styles Salon in Bushnell, FL and liked creating new looks and working with color. She enjoyed reading in her spare time. Judith adored her family and loved spending time with them. She will be remembered as a loving daughter, caring mother and wonderful sister. Those left to mourn Judith’s passing include her children: Roman and Kylea Medina of Floral City; her mother, Janice Medina of Floral City; her father, David Gamble of Floral City; her brother, Michael Medina and his wife Jennifer of Brooksville; her sister, Crystal Medina of Floral City, FL. No services are planned at this time. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL


Maria Menendez-Hernandez

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


Lillian Mercado

Lillian Mercado, 67, Beverly Hills, FL
Lillian Mercado, age 67, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL on December 24, 2018. Lillian was born in Bronx, N.Y. on August 9, 1951 to the late Gregorio and Isabel (Valles) Mercado. She was a caregiver in the medical industry for a number of years and made Citrus County, FL her home over 20 years ago after relocating from Shirley, Long Island, N.Y. She enjoyed socializing with friends, singing and dancing. Those left to mourn Lillian’s passing include her daughters: Theresa Tummes of Port Jefferson, N.Y., Doreen Dunbar and her husband Stephen of Farmingville, Long Island, N.Y., Paula Mercado of Salem, OR; brothers: Gregory Mercado, Frank Borrero, Robert Mercado, John Mercado; sister, Elizabeth Ann Mercado; grandchildren: Elizabeth, Jacob, Saydi, Troy and Liam. In addition to her parent’s, Lillian was preceded in death by her brother, Andy Mercado. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Carol Mettler

Carol A Mettler, 68, Inverness, FL
Carol Ann Mettler, age 68, of Inverness, FL passed away at her home in Inverness, FL on Monday, January 7, 2019. Carol was born on March 14, 1950 in Columbus, OH to Thelma Glory (Lovingshiemer) Kennedy and the late Frank Edward Kennedy, Sr. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband Thomas R. Mettler, Sr. of Inverness, FL; her sons: Donald Kennedy and his wife Marie of Lancaster, OH, Thomas Mettler, Jr. of Roseville, OH; daughter, Thelma Cali and her husband James of Floral City, FL; mother, Thelma Kennedy of New Lexington, OH; sisters: Gloria Wells of New Lexington, OH, Maria Bowshier of Shawnee, OH, Joyce McDonald of Murray, KY; and 6 grandchildren. Services for Carol will take place on Monday in Groveport, OH under the direction of the Myers-Woodyard Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest at the Groveport Cemetery in Groveport, OH. Florida arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness, FL.


Mary Miller

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


Ruthanne Morris

Ruthanne Morris, 75, Inverness, FL
Ruthanne Morris, age 75, Inverness, FL passed away January 21, 2019 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Ruthanne was born December 12, 1943 in Jamaica, Long Island, NY to the late Charles and Lillian (Coopey) Joedicke and moved to Florida 2 years ago from Pennsylvania. She retired from Cablevision in Long Island as a Customer Service Representative and attended the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness. Left to mourn her loss are 2 sons, Theodore Morris, II and William Morris; 1 daughter, Patricia Morris. She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Morris; a daughter, Paula Morris and 4 sisters. The Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 3:00 PM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Ron Pfeifer officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness, FL


David Mosholder

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


Phyllis Neal

Phyllis A Neal, 83, Inverness, FL
Phyllis Ann Neal went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 3, 2019 under the loving care of Vitas Hospice House in Lecanto, Florida. She was born February 14, 1935 in Elm Grove, West Virginia to Gus W. Freyler and Edna Ray Boone-Freyler. Phyllis graduated from Wheeling General Hospital as a Licensed Practical Nurse and worked private duty cases in Fort Lauderdale, and retired from Barkley Place in Ft. Myers where she lived prior to moving to Inverness to be near her nephews’ families ten years ago. After nursing school Phyllis met and married her husband of 55 years, Harold Richard “Dick” Neal, a licensed funeral director. Phyllis and Dick loved to travel and took many cruises and other trips to places around the world. Together over the years they were involved in numerous charitable causes such as The American Cancer Society Relay for Life, homeowner association leadership roles and activities, Kiwanis International Club projects, and Presbyterian Church religious undertakings. She cherished her family and community which led to a life well lived. Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents some years ago, and by her husband in 2011. She is survived by her sister Delores Porter, and her brother William J. Freyler, both of West Virginia. Also surviving Phyllis are her nieces and nephews: Janice McIntosh (Mike); Lisa Orlofske (Kevin); Curtis Neal (Vickie); and James Neal (Alice), all residents of Florida. Numerous great nieces and great nephews scattered throughout the United States live to remember her. Private cremation service to be arranged at a later time, after which Phyllis will be reunited with Dick at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Her family would like to thank all the kind people at Superior Residences in Lecanto for the excellent care they provided to Phyllis for five years. Her wish was that in lieu of flowers that friends would make a donation to Vitas Hospice House, 3280 W. Audubon Path, Lecanto, FL 34461. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


SMSgt Harry Newberry, USAF (Ret)

SMSgt Harry R Newberry, USAF (Ret), 95, Inverness, FL
SMSgt Harry Ray Newberry, U.S.A.F. (Ret), age 95, Inverness passed away December 20, 2018 at Citrus Health & Rehab Center in Inverness. Harry was born in Lizella, GA on November 5, 1923 to the late Charles M. Newberry and Dora Merritt Newberry and came to Inverness in 1986 from St. Petersburg, Florida. He served our country in the Army Air Corps and subsequently in the U.S. Air Force, retiring after 20 years. He was a WW II veteran serving with the 8th Air Force in England and during the Korean Conflict. Harry was a professional sail maker, beginning his career with the Morgan Yacht Company and subsequently started his own company, Newberry Sails. He sailed with the America’s Cup crew on the racing yacht, Ticonderoga. Additionally, he was an avid pilot, even building his own aircraft. His affiliations included Life Memberships in V.F.W. Post #4337 and #7122 as well as American Legion Post #77. Additionally, he was a faithful member of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Inverness. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 45 years, Theresa (Magee) Newberry; his daughter, Marian Borchers, Inverness; his sister, Laverne Brewer and her husband Buddy of Georgia, and 2 grandchildren, Jason and David. There will be a Holy Requiem Eucharist Mass offered at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 10:00 AM with The Rev. Fr. Eugene Reuman, celebrant. Burial with military honors rendered by the MacDill Air Force Honor Guard, will follow at Florida National Cemetery. The family will greet friends at the church from 9:00 AM until the service begins. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church “Food Pantry” program. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is serving the family.


Dean Norberg

Dean M Norberg, 62, Summersville, W.V.
Dean Matthew Norberg, age 62, of Summersville, W.V. and formerly of Floral City, FL passed away January 18, 2019. Dean was born in Coral Gables, FL on December 3, 1956 to Robert Allowious Norberg and the late Muriel (Langraft) Norberg. He worked in the construction industry as a plasterer and had just moved from Floral City, FL to Summersville, West Virginia 5 months ago. In addition to his father, he is survived by his siblings: Robert Norberg and his wife Cynthia of Lawtey, FL, Guy Norberg and his fiancée Robin of Floral City, FL, and Frances Jones also of Floral City, FL. Following cremation in West Virginia, Dean’s family is planning to have a memorial service for him in Florida at a later date. Florida arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Joan O'Berry

Joan R O'Berry, 84, Inverness, FL
Joan Roberta O’Berry, age 84, Inverness, FL passed away January 23, 2019. Mrs. O’Berry was born on September 7, 1934 in Mannington, West Virginia to the late William A. and Mary Moore Arnett and came to Citrus County in the 70’s from Jacksonville and Haines City, Florida. She worked as a legal secretary in her early years and then joined her husband as a commercial truck driver. She was a member of the Inverness Church of God. During her years, Mrs. O’Berry enjoyed attending Gospel Singing Venues in Florida and Tennessee. She also enjoyed spending family time with her many nieces and nephews whom she was affectionately known by as “Aunt Jo.” Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 51 years, William “Bill” O’Berry of Inverness, FL; 1 brother, Herbert Arnett of Dover, Ohio: 11 nieces and nephews, and 19 great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, William I. Arnett on July 13, 1982 and her sister, Jean Arnett Connors on June 1, 1986. There will be no services. Cremation with care under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Gary O'Gwynn

Gary R O'Gwynn, 69, Crystal River, FL
On January 4, 2019 Gary R. O'Gwynn age 69, born to Buddy and Evelyn O'Gwynn, passed peacefully at his home following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Gary proudly served his country in the US Army and was a 32nd degree Mason. Gary leaves behind his wife, Bernice, his son, Travis (Savannah), his mother, Evelyn, two stepdaughters, Holly McGlashan (Jim), Natalie Magee (George) ; his brother, Wayne and his wife, Jane; 6 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Buddy O'Gwynn. Gary will be laid to rest at a private ceremony at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. Cremation arrangements with care under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Robert "Bob" Outten

Robert "Bob" Outten, 64, Inverness, FL
Robert “Bob” Outten, age 64, of Inverness, FL passed away December 29, 2018 at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL while surrounded by his loving family. Bob was born in Bangor, ME on March 10, 1954 to the late Norwood Clay and Margrette Marie (Dalzell) Outten. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps and was a Veteran of the Vietnam War. After his military service he earned his Master’s Degree in Counseling. He later went into private practice for himself and provided mental health care to patients suffering from substance abuse issues. Bob was married to Kathryn Corby (Kisling) with whom he shared 20 years of loving marriage. He and Kathryn made Citrus County, FL their home 2 years ago after relocating from Beeville, TX. Bob loved Harley Davidson motorcycles and enjoyed riding his Touring Electra Glide Ultra Classic and going on road trips. He also enjoyed working with his tools and playing spades and casino games online. He liked shooting his guns at the gun range and on his property while living in Texas. Bob also enjoyed riding his scooter around the neighborhood. In addition to his loving wife Kathryn, those left to mourn Bob’s passing include his daughters: Sarah Ann Outten-Driver of Inverness, FL; son-in-law, James Carl Driver – the son he always wished for - of Inverness, FL, Natalie Megan Vrazel of Inverness, FL; and granddaughter, Anastasia Rose Driver. A Funeral Service of Remembrance has been scheduled for Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home and will be conducted by Bob’s brother-in-law, Minister Chris Kisling. Following the service, burial will take place at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL where military honors will be rendered by Marine Corps Detachment #819. Friends may call at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ralph Oxendine

Ralph J Oxendine, 63, Inverness, FL
Ralph Jackson “Jack” Oxendine, age 63, Inverness, FL passed suddenly on December 30, 2018 at his home. Ralph was born in Washington, DC on May 19, 1955 to the late Ralph and Ida Homerine Weiss Oxendine, Sr and came to Citrus County in 1995 from Winter Haven, FL. He worked in the construction industry as an electrician prior to retirement and served our country in the U.S. Army. Jack enjoyed hunting and fishing. He earned his Charter Captain’s License and enjoyed being a fishing guide as his favorite past time. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 20 years, Vickey Sue (Oliver) Oxendine of Inverness; faithful companion Ellie; a son, Justin Morris and his wife, Jamie Milliron of Summerfield, FL; 1 brother, Joe Oxendine and wife Janet, Villa Rica, GA; 2 grandchildren, Bentley C. Morris and James A. Morris; a niece, Keri Ruth Harp and his aunt, Joyce Greene. He was predeceased by two sisters, Esther Weiss and Lynne Bader. The family will lay his urn to rest at a later date in Mt Gilead Cemetery in Mills River, NC. Cremation care was under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Loretta Paikos

Loretta L Paikos, 77, Lecanto, FL
Loretta L. Paikos, 77, of Lecanto, FL passed away December 25,2018 at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville. She was born in Muncie, IN on July 26, 1941 to the late Charles and Pauline (Morgan) Russell. Loretta was an owner of her own bar, and arrived in the area in 1992, coming from Oxford, MA. She was a Methodist by faith, and loved taking road trips, reading, going to the beach, spending time with her grandkids, and loved her grand dogs. She was preceded in death by her husband Henry K. Paikos in 2014, 3 brothers, Frank, Joseph, and Jerry Russell, and 1 sister, Joyce Leight. Survivors include her daughters, Lori Greene and her husband David of Homosassa Springs, FL, Kim Anders and her husband Rick of Melbourne, FL; son Edward McManus of Oregon; brothers Fred Russell and Charles “Bud” Russell; 2 grandchildren Jesse Greene and his wife Ashly, and Cody Bergstrom; and 2 great grandchildren, Channing and Hank. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Loretta will be held at the Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church on Saturday, January 12, 10:00 A.M. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with arrangements.


Shirley Patneaude

Shirley E Patneaude, 76, Inverness, FL
Shirley Elizabeth Patneaude, age 76, of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on Sunday, December 2, 2018. Shirley was born in Groton, VT on April 23, 1942 to the late Albert Neil and Elizabeth Frances (Page) Achilles. On August 31, 1963 she married Richard Patneaude with whom she shared 55 years of loving marriage. Prior to her retirement in 2004, Shirley had worn many different hats in her professional life. She had been employed as a clerk in two separate law firms, worked for a publishing company for a time and then went to work for the United States Postal Service in their computer forwarding system. Shirley and her husband Richard made Citrus County Florida their home in 2011 after relocating from Vermont and attended worship services at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness. In her spare time she enjoyed knitting, crocheting and gardening. Shirley also enjoyed fishing and shooting. In addition to her loving husband Richard, those left to mourn Shirley’s passing include her sons: Jeff Patneaude and his wife Kelli of Royce City, TX, Larry Patneaude and his wife Heather of Yarmouth, ME; daughter, Carol Perrin and her husband James of Randolph Center, VT; siblings: Ken, James, Norman and Evelyn; and grandchildren: Nicole Perrin and Christian Patneaude. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Neil. A Celebration of Shirley’s life is planned for Friday, December 7, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Reverend Greg Kell of Cornerstone Baptist Church officiating. Friends are invited to join Shirley’s family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Dorothy Patterson

Dorothy Patterson, 102, Inverness, FL
Dorothy Patterson, 102 years young, of Inverness, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Arbor Trail Rehab & Nursing in Inverness. Born on January 8, 1917 in Marion, Ohio to the late Fred and Crystal Morrison, she came to Citrus County in 1980 from Titusville, NJ. Dorothy was a survivor of the Great Depression. She attended many games at Wrigley field and was a Cubs fan until 2001, when the club traded first baseman Mark Grace. In 1935 she eloped with her future husband, Lyle. They then moved from job to job and apartment to apartment while trying to make ends meet. They didn’t move into their first home until 1943. During WWII, Dorothy worked in an airplane factory. Following the war she started her 38 year career with the State of New Jersey in civil service. After retiring and moving to Citrus County, she started contributing to many local organizations, including the Path, Key Training Center, and Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch. She was someone who cared about those who “just need more in life”. Left to cherish her memory are her children: Thomas L Patterson and his wife, Cindy, of Inverness; Judith Ann Janecek and husband, Bill, of Princeton, TX and Richard E. Patterson and wife Marie of Inverness; sixteen grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Lyle, on May 3, 1997. A Celebration of Dorothy’s Life of service will be conducted on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 3:30 PM, from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, with Rev. Greg Kell, of the Cornerstone Baptist Church, officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch, P.O. Box 2000, Boys Ranch, FL 32064. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Lydia Ruth Radcliffe Peck

Lydia Ruth Radcliffe Peck, 98, Inverness, FL
Lydia Ruth Radcliffe Peck, age 98, of Inverness, Florida, passed away on Sunday, January 20th, 2019, after only a few initial hours in hospice care (immediately following nearly a week in the hospital.) Having remained -- by emphatic choice! -- in her own home until only days before her death, she was found by her longtime friend who checked on her daily, and who summoned help. Lydia is survived by her only child, Amy Peck Murphy, of St. Marys, Georgia. Born in Binghamton, New York, on October 21st, 1920, to Judson Pierson Radcliffe and Ruth Mooar Radcliffe (both of whom were deaf), she was raised in Freeport, Long Island, graduating from high school there in 1939. During the intial years following graduation, Lydia found work at various clerical positions in the New York City area (Chase Bank, Sperry Gyroscope, and at Jamaica Hospital.) As World War II raged, she made the decision to become an R.N., with the initial thought of going into the military to care for the wounded. After some time working three jobs in order to afford the upcoming tuition, she was accepted into an intensive, three-year, live-in program at St. John's School of Nursing, Brooklyn, graduating in the class of 1947. During her last summer in St. John's, she met the man who would remain the love of her life, Dr. Walter Edwin Peck, a noted Shelley biographer and university professor of English; they were married January 15th, 1948, in a civil ceremony. In June of 1949, they welcomed a daughter, Amy Ruth. Walter passed away, suddenly, on January 10th, 1954, at age 62; Lydia remained a widow all the subsequent years until her death. During the early, difficult years following her husband's passing, she was quick to realize that the most sensible nursing career for a single mother would be school nursing, but in order to qualify, a Bachelor's degree was needed. She enrolled in NYU, thus beginning a ten-year regimen of nights/weekends classes to achieve it, while working full-time. (Fortunately, her devoted mother lived with her, and was a warm and loving grandmother to Amy through most of her childhood years. Eventually, after cognitive decline required transfer to a nursing home, Ruth passed on at age eighty.) In 1953, Lydia managed to afford her very first home: a small house, directly on a deep-water canal, in Blue Point, Long Island -- an achievement which, along with her nursing degree, remained her proudest. (As a child in Freeport, she had always ached to live "right on the canal"; her own home was merely tantalizingly close!) She enjoyed many of her happiest years in Blue Point, boating on beautiful Great South Bay, in an assortment (over the years) of canoes, powerboats, and finally a "Skimmar" sailboat, which became her lifetime favorite. After retiring from school nursing, Lydia sold that home and moved down to Inverness Highlands, in 1979, where she continued to work until age seventy, first at Leesburg General Hospital and later for an insurance firm, administering qualifying physicals for life insurance applicants. Family and friends who knew Lydia best recognized, and remember, her "New Yawk sensayuma," which carried her through so many challenges over the years. She could recite nearly every line from the ("Classic 39") "Honeymooners" episodes, and always declared that laughter was "her friend." According to her wishes, there is to be no funeral; her ashes will be scattered near her childhood home in Freeport, at a later date. Lydia's lifetime love of animals led her to specify that donations to the "Humanitarians" in Inverness be considered, in her memory. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Daniel Penix

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


Phillip Perry

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


Kenneth Poole

Kenneth L Poole, 87, Beverly Hills, FL
Kenneth Lee Poole, age 87, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away on December 20, 2018 at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto. Kenneth was born on August 30, 1931 in Springfield, IL to the late Herbert and Helen (Smith) Poole. He was married to Sheila V. Bradshaw for 62 years and made Citrus County his home in 1987 after relocating from Carbondale, IL. Kenneth was Lutheran by faith and enjoyed watching old westerns, exercising and spending time with his grandchildren. In addition to his loving wife Sheila, those left to mourn Kenneth’s passing include his son, Robert Poole and his wife Gina of Raleigh, N.C.; daughters: Linda Stamper of Beverly Hill, FL, Cindy Jonas of Davenport, FL, Karen Davis and her husband Tom of Carterville, IL, Deborah Miller of Coben, IL; sister, Barbara Jean Poole of Springfield, IL; 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ralph Reeves

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


Robert Reidelbach

Robert L Reidelbach, 88, Floral City, FL
Robert Lyle Reidelbach, 88, of Floral City, FL passed away February 7, 2019 under the care of Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL. He was born in Afton, Wisconsin of March 12, 1930 to the late Ferdinand and Veronica (Lukas) Reidelbach. Robert served our country honorably in the U.S. Navy. He arrived in this area in 2018, coming from Port Orange, FL and was Catholic by faith. He enjoyed antiquing, going to yard sales, and spending time with family and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Josephine in 2009. He is survived by his children Daniel Reidelbach and wife Carol, Robert Reidelbach, Debra Reidelbach, and Nancy Alvarez and her husband Julio; step children Bobby Heller, Janis Means, and Donna Alldredge; 2 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; and many step grand children and great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


John Reiland

John A Reiland, 67, Hernando, FL
John A. Reiland, 67, of Hernando, FL passed away January 29, 2019 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL. He was born in Oakes, North Dakota on August 20, 1951, and was a Chemical Engineer in the oil refinery industry. John arrived in this area in 2013 and enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing golf, and loved playing the lottery and going to the casino. He held memberships in the VFW Post 10087 and American Legion Post #237 both of Beverly Hills, FL, and the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1662, Dunnellon, FL. He was preceded in death by his father, Arnold Reiland. John is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Elaine Reiland of Hernando, his children John Reiland and his wife Katherine Reiland of Frederick, CO, and Heather Fontana and her husband Matt of Midland, TX; his mother Joyce Schauer; his brother, Paul Reiland; his sisters Beth Krein and Nancy Sperling; 4 grandchildren, Sophie Reiland, Morgan Barr, Ashton Fontana and Abby Fontana. A Gathering and Sharing of Remembrance for John will be held Friday, 1:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. at American Legion Post #237, Dunnellon. Cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Eugene Richardson

Eugene R Richardson, 83, Hernando, FL
Eugene R. Richardson, age 83, of Hernando, FL passed away at his home on January 3, 2019 while surrounded by his loving family. Eugene was born on August 4, 1935 in Boston, MA to the late Randolph and Viva (White) Richardson. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Coast Guard and went on to perform crash fire equipment maintenance as a civilian for the United States Air Force. He was married to Barbara (Pottle) Richardson until her passing in December of 1998. He made Citrus County, FL his home 20 years ago after relocating from Seabrook, N.H. Eugene was a former member of the Newbury Port, MA Masonic Lodge. He was an extremely talented builder and craftsman that completely restored a nine room home for his family while residing in Maine. After retirement, he enjoyed tinkering in his garage. He also used to enjoy water skiing, diving and boating while residing in Maine. Those left to mourn Eugene’s passing include is son, Dean Richardson of Titusville, FL; daughter, Dorothy “Dodie” Webb of Hernando, FL, Yvonne Altman and her husband Gary of Titusville, FL; 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. In addition to his loving wife Barbara, Eugene was preceded in death by his sister, Brenda Joyce Richardson and his son-in-law, Richard Webb. Friend’s are invited to join Eugene’s family in visitation at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM. Following the visitation, Eugene will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL where full military honors will be rendered by the Floral City VFW #7122 Honor Guard. The procession to the cemetery will depart from the funeral home at 12:15 PM. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Bobby Roberts

Bobby F Roberts, 75, Inverness, FL
Bobby Farris Roberts, age 75, of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on January 18, 2019. Bobby was born to the late James Edward and Marzina Viase (Champion) Roberts in Altha, FL on September 13, 1943. He was married to Doris (Carver) for 18 ½ years and made Citrus County, FL his home in 2004 after relocating from Brandon, FL. He was a Heavy Equipment Operator by trade and enjoyed buying, selling and repairing boats and trailers. Bobby also enjoyed fishing and working on cars. In addition to his loving wife Doris, those left to mourn Bobby’s passing include his daughter, Cheryl Yvonne Roberts; stepdaughters: Diane Robinson, Lilly Scott, Sandy Roeder (Tod); brother, Art Roberts (Shirley); sisters: Dorothy Boyt (Norman), Blondell Cooper, Darlene Taje; nine grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Cremation care under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Blair Roskow

Blair M Roskow, 86, Hernando, FL
Blair Martin Roskow of Hernando, Florida passed away Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Blair was born on March 10, 1932 in Baltimore, MD to the late Joseph F. and Margaret (Pedrick) Roskow. He was 86. Blair was an industrious lad, first working as a paper boy for the Philadelphia Bulletin, then becoming delivery branch manager. While in high school he was an usher at one of the local movie houses, then during the summer months he worked at the Jersey shores. One of his jobs was making waffles in the display window at an eatery on the boardwalk in Wildwood. After completing school at Germantown High, Blair started working for Standard Pressed Steel (now SPS Technologies) in Jenkintown, PA. He started as a machine operator in the nut department, continuing his education at La Salle University while advancing to higher positions within the company. He retired after 43 years with the title of Manufacturing Manager in the Aerospace Fasteners Division. He was an expert in Hexamatic machinery and was called on to troubleshoot problems in Galway, Ireland; Puerto Rico and other SPS plants. On his move to Florida in 2004 from Langhorne, PA, he fell and broke his hip which severely limited his physical activities. Always an avid reader, he then read 2 to 3 books a week. He read every book and saw all the movies from his favorite author, Tom Clancy. He loved to watch football on TV and recognized penalties before the referees blew their whistles. Blair was a lifelong die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan and was thrilled when the Eagles won the 2018 Super Bowl. Blair fell in love with his wife, Johanna and her four daughters. They celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary this past December. Blair was a loving father, had a never-ending sense of humor and was a great story teller. He is survived by his wife, Johanna; his children Blair Roskow, Jr of Ft. Myers, Fl; his beloved daughter, Michaelyn Cannella (Dewey) of Manahawkin, NJ; Deborah F. Laughlin of Fernandina Beach, FL; Theresa M. Engle (John) of Boyertown, PA; Loraine M. Laughlin of Jacksonville, FL and Christina M. Laughlin of Lancaster, PA; his brother Lawrence Roskow (Fran) of Estero, FL.; 10 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Blair was preceded in death by his beloved son, David on January 29, 2018. As a child Blair was stricken with polio and was nursed back to health at the Shriners hospital in Philadelphia. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to the Shriners Hospital for Children – Philadelphia, 3551 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19140. Website: https://donate.lovetotherescue.org/give/119312/?utm_source=shcmain#!/donation/checkout A Memorial service for Blair will be conducted on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, with Rev. Ron Pfeifer, officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 10:00 AM until service time. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Richard Ruoff

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


Daniel Sawyer

Daniel W Sawyer, 87, Inverness, FL
Daniel Webster Sawyer, age 87, Inverness, FL passed away December 31, 2018 at home under the loving care of his family and Vitas Hospice. A life time resident of Citrus County, FL, he was born September 27, 1931 in Inverness to the late David and Ruby (Elliott) Sawyer. Danny was employed by the City of Inverness for 38 years, retiring as the Director of Public Works, and was a long time member of the First Christian Church of Inverness where he served as an Elder. Danny also was a member of Crystal Masonic Lodge No. 156, AF&AM. In his younger days, he served as president of the Quarterback Club at Booker T. Washington School. Left to mourn his passing and cherish his memory are his daughter, Patricia McGuire of Indianapolis, IN; three brothers: Willie Sawyer and wife, Annie Ruth, St. Petersburg, FL; Emmitt Sawyer and wife, Dorothy, St. Petersburg, FL; Herman Sawyer, Memphis, TN; 2 sisters: Wilhelmina Pittman and Norma Williams, both of West Palm Beach, FL; 5 grandchildren: Myla Sawyer-Blair, Jennifer Mack, Peggy Phillips, Isaiah and Joshua McGuire, several great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews including special nephew, Lariat Smith and special niece, Ruby Allen; Goddaughter, Nadine (Michael) Redding, and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Pauline Sawyer and three brothers, Edward, David and Preston Sawyer. A Home Going Service is scheduled for Sunday, January 13, 2018 at 2:00 PM from the First Christian Church of Inverness with Rev. Dr. Ray Kelley and Rev. Tom Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery in Inverness. Friends may view the body from 1:00 PM in the church until the service begins. There will be no viewing following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by the First Christian Church of Inverness, 2018 Colonade Street, Inverness, FL 34453. The family extends a special thanks to the membership and pastors of the First Christian Church, Christine S. Wright, Annette Palmer, Felix Rosa, Ashby Nelson, and Arthur and Helen Kozart. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness is serving the family.


Dr. Harmon Schmelzenbach, DD

Dr. Harmon L Schmelzenbach, DD, 83, Floral City, FL
Dr. Harmon Lee Schmelzenbach, DD., age 83 of Floral City, FL passed away January 2, 2019 at Diamond Ridge Health & Rehab Center. Dr. Schmelzenbach was born in Nampa, Idaho on December 18, 1935 to the late Elmer and Mary (Snyder) Schmelzenbach and came to Citrus County 10 years ago from Hudson, FL. He was a member of the Hernando Church of The Nazarene. Harmon is a third generation missionary, having grown up in Africa. From childhood he knew the Swazi language and grew up loving the people and communicating with them in their own language. His grandfather was a pioneer for the work of the Church of the Nazarene in Africa, establishing the national church in the countries of Swaziland, Mozambique and South Africa. In 1960, following college, Harmon and Beverly were appointed to the Republic of South Africa, serving for the next 34 years. Their work eventually comprised of eight nationally led districts, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Eastern Zaire, and constitutes hundreds of churches. The training of pastors led to the laying of the foundations for Africa Nazarene University in Nairobi, Kenya in 1986, and is now fully operational, accredited and under national leadership. In 1994 Harmon and Beverly accepted the assignment of “Missionaries-at-Large” from the Church. This has involved them in traveling across the US and Canada sharing his passion for missions, attending conventions worldwide, the “Jesus Film” project and the establishment of national work in the country of Hungary. In 2001 they retired having serviced continuously as missionaries for just over 40 years. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 63 years, Beverly Ann Schmelzenbach, Floral City, FL; one son, Harmon R. Schmelzenbach and his wife, Cindy, now 4th generation missionaries, serving in Papua New Guinea; two daughters, LeAnn Steen and husband Geron, Floral City; Pamela Sue Wachtel and husband, Robert, Smithville, TN; his brother, Dennis Schmelzenbach, Oklahoma City, OK; his sister, Marilyn Wyss, Tucson, AZ; 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Dr. Schmelzenbach will be remembered at a Celebration of Life Memorial Service on Friday, January 11th at 11:00 AM from the Hernando Church of The Nazarene with Rev. Randy Hodges officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Nampa, Idaho. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to services. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the ministerial students at Africa Nazarene University c/o General Treasurer, Global Treasury Services, Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 843116, Kansas City, MO 64184-3116. (indicate 133102 in check memo). Direct link: https://give.nazarene.org/donate/f/133102 The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family.


Michael Schoeneweis

Michael S Schoeneweis, 54, Inverness, FL
Michael Scott Schoeneweis, age 54, of Inverness, FL passed away at his home on January 9, 2019. Michael was born in Elizabeth, N.J. to Michael and Laraine (Siana) Schoeneweis on March 4, 1964. He was a carpenter by trade and had previously lived in Inverness and returned to the area one year ago from New Jersey. Michael loved spending time with his grandson and listening to heavy metal music. Those left to mourn Michael’s passing include his daughter, Alyssa Davis of Inverness, FL; mother, Laraine Schoeneweis of Inverness, FL; and grandchildren: Ryan Michael Davis and Taylor Michelle Davis. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ruth Scott

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


Walter Shelton, Jr.

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


Newville Solomon

Newville S Solomon, 87, Beverly Hills, FL
Newville S. Solomon, 87, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away December 15, 2018 at Kindred Hospital in Ocala, FL. He was born in Jackson Town, Jamaica on August 23, 1931 to the late Ralph and Doris (Ferguson) Solomon and arrived in the area in 1994, coming from New York. Newville attended the First United Methodist Church of Inverness, FL and was an active choir member. He also enjoyed fishing. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Hilda May Solomon, two brothers Alphonso and Creighton Solomon, and one sister Evelyn Solomon. Survivors include his children Carey Solomon and his wife Jacqueline of Belle Meade, NJ, Everton Solomon of Dallas, TX, Patrick Solomon and his wife Carol of Orlando, FL, Neville Solomon and his wife Edda of Jamaica, Maxine Jones Solomon and her husband Evan of Millstone, NJ, and Bridgett Solomon of Beverly Hills, FL; sister Depsie Solomon of Canada; 13 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren. A Gathering and Sharing of Remembrance followed by a memorial service will be held for Newville on Saturday, January 12, 11:00 A.M. at the 1st Assembly of God Church in Inverness, with Pastor Dairold Rushing officiating. Newville’s urn will be laid to rest a Fero Memorial Gardens in Beverly Hills at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with arrangements.


Helen Spangenberg

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


Janell Stanage

Janell Stanage, 76, Floral City, FL
Janell Stanage, age 76, of Floral City, FL passed away at Avante Nursing Home in Inverness on January 14, 2019. Janell was born on February 15, 1942 in Strawberry, AR to the late Floyd Edward and Nellie (Rash) Saffell. She was married to Gilbert A. Stanage for 58 years until his passing on December 31, 2013. She and Gilbert made Citrus County, FL their home in 1981 after relocating from Benton Harbor, MI. Back in the day she was a wonderful mother and grandmother, homemaker, and decorator and had the knack for landscaping that made every home her family resided in beautiful. She enjoyed making friends with the staff of restaurants she frequented, that seem like family to her. Dogs from Pekingese to Doberman Pinchers became part of the family as well. Janell loved to shop for herself and others which was of the best quality. Her hair was a new do quite frequently. Her husband used to kid that he had a new woman almost every week! She and her husband enjoyed the Florida Gulf beaches together. She enjoyed traveling, and took many solo road trips from Florida to Michigan to visit with family. Janell was Christian by faith and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Inverness. Those left to mourn Janell’s passing include her sons: Ray Stanage of Floral City, FL; Clyde Stanage of Benton Harbor, MI; Allen Stanage and his wife Barbara of Floral City, FL; daughter, Sandy Biastock and her husband Richard of Coloma, MI; sisters: Janice Diamond of Memphis, TN; Neta Mullins of Watervliet, MI; 13 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Jacky Stancil

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


John Strassburger

John B Strassburger, 77, Inverness, FL
John Brian Strassburger, 77, of Inverness, FL passed away February 6, 2019 at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL. He was born in Detroit, MI on July 5, 1941 and was preceded in death by his parents Albert and Mabel Strassburger of Chicago, Il and his brother Bruce Strassburger of Washington, D.C. John was a grain broker for ADM Corp. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years Suzanne Strassburger. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Marian Stuckey

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


Patricia Swanson

Patricia A Swanson, 95, Hernando, FL
Patricia A. Swanson, age 95, of Hernando, passed away Thursday, December 20, 2018 after a long illness, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Patricia was born in Boston, MA in 1923 and was the daughter of the late Edward and Jane (Robinson) Hession. She resided in Arlington and Lexington, MA until moving to Florida in 1989 with her husband Bob. Patricia enjoyed playing golf and tennis but, her passion was gardening, and as a Florida Master Gardner, she spent most of her time in the yard. She had many achievements and accomplishments throughout her full life but, her greatest accomplishment, along with her husband, was being the best mother any kid could ever want. She always provided unconditional love and support no matter what. She showed her son the meaning of unselfishness, and the value of love. Patricia taught her son Robert to believe in himself and to have total confidence in whatever he did and to never give up. It was a comfort to know that no matter what happened, his mom and dad were always there for him. Her son Bob is extremely proud and grateful that his mother was such a remarkable woman. “I Love You Mom, You Will Be Greatly Missed”. Your loving son, Robby… Patricia was preceded in death by her husband Robert W. Swanson, Sr. She is survived by her son, Robert W. Swanson, Jr. of Hernando, FL; two sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements are private and under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Bradley Swant

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


Tyrie Thomas

Tyrie Thomas, 30, Inverness, FL
Tyrie Nathan Thomas was born on September 6, 1988, in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident on January 19, 2019, in Inverness, FL. Tyrie was raised in southern Indiana and had recently moved to Florida with his family in 2017. He is survived by his wife, Scarlett Haley Thomas and his two young children, Gabriel W. Thomas and Aurora S. Thomas, all of Inverness, FL; his mother, Virginia A. Thomas and sisters, Tegan C. Thomas and Morgan S. Thomas, all of Holiday, FL; brother, Dustin R. Thomas and his fiancée, Monica Jo Priess, both of New Port Richey, FL; nephew, Aaron Brinkworth of Orleans, IN; his father, Orval L. Thomas and grandmother, Kristen M. Smelser, both of Wales, FL; and many other aunts, uncles, and cousins. Tyrie was preceded in death by his “brothers at heart”, Zeke Goodpastor and Corey Harris, both of Paoli, Indiana. A celebration of life memorial service will take place at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Monday, January 28, 2019, at 11:00 A.M., with Rev. Greg Kell of Cornerstone Baptist Church officiating. An additional celebration for Tyrie will continue at Whispering Pines Park after the memorial service. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family with cremation care services.


Ted True

Ted W True, 77, Inverness, FL
Ted Wallace True, age 77, of Inverness, FL passed away at his home on January 29, 2019. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 3:00 PM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Reverend Brandon Lauranzon of Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church officiating. Military honors will be rendered by Inverness VFW #4377. Friends are invited to join Ted’s family in visitation beginning at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Arden "Art" Wandall

Arden "Art" F Wandall, 75, Lecanto, FL
Arden “Art” Frank Wandall, age 75 of Lecanto, Florida peacefully passed away Friday, February 8, 2019 at the Vitas Hospice House in Lecanto. Art was born in Newark, New Jersey on December 27, 1943 to the late Arden G. Wandall and Helen T. Brotschol. He served our country in the United States Navy as an Aviation Electrician’s Mate, retiring after 20 years of service. He earned several commendations, including the Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service and Campaign Medals, Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Civil Actions and Gallantry Cross), Pistol Expert Award three Good Conduct Medals. After retiring from his Naval career and taking with him the knowledge learned in the Navy, he was employed in the electronics developmental industry at Hughes Network Systems in San Diego, CA. He married his dream girl and retired to Florida in 2000. Art was a lover of dogs and children. His laugh was frequent, hearty and contagious. He enjoyed spending time in nature wherever he happened to be, from mountains to deserts to lakes and seas. Fulfilled by the simple pleasures in life, he knew how to relax and enjoy simply watching the birds out the window. His favorite times were spent up in the California mountains in his Jeep or rolling down the highway in his little red convertible, blasting classic rock. Art’s presence will be missed, but anyone who knew him will always know that Art truly lived. His memory will be cherished by his wife, Diane (Viets) Wandall; three stepchildren, Michael Romnek of Oxford, NC; Thomas Romnek, Appleton, WI; and Susan (Romnek) McKinley, Callaway, MD; his brother and sister, Gary Wandall and Liz Trewyn, both of Franklin, WI; five grandchildren, Amanda McKinley, Katherine McKinley, Benjamin Romnek, Miranda Romnek, and Nicholas Romnek. Private cremation care under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Alta Ward

Alta M Ward, 68, Inverness, FL
Alta May Ward, 68 of Inverness, passed away Monday, January 28, 2019 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Alta was born on June 15, 1950 in Truthville, NY, to the late George R. and Jennie C. (Brown) Holcomb. She came to Citrus County in 1990 from Ft. Ann, NY. Alta enjoyed collecting Christmas décor, especially snowmen. She loved Christmas and anticipated the holidays every year. Alta was devoted to her Shih Tzu, Maggie. Left to cherish her memory are her son, Brian R. Ward of Inverness; her brothers: George Holcomb and Richard Holcomb both of Hartford, NY and Jeffery Hartford of Poultney, VT; her sister, Lucy Perkins of Wofford Heights, CA; step children: Michael of Hernando, Mark of Vermont, Cheryl Abbott of Hernando, Kim and Debbie of Vermont. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rudy in 1997 and her companion James Ryle in 2014. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness.


Ralph Ward

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


Jacob Wharton

Jacob C Wharton, 18, Inverness, FL
On Monday January 28th, 2019, our beloved Jacob Clay Wharton went home to be with The Lord. Jacob was born on May 31st, 2000 in Lakewood, NJ. Jacob was a senior at Citrus High School as well as a dual enrolled student at Withlacoochee Technical College. Jacob was an avid fisherman and hunter. He loved to spend his free time with his family, friends, and all their family animals or pets. He is preceded in death by, Johnny Roddy (Maternal Grandfather), John M. Wharton Jr. (Paternal Grandfather), Duncan Burnette (Paternal Step-Grandfather), Robert Nay (Maternal Step-Grandfather), and Caroline Roddy (cousin). He is survived by both parents, John M. Wharton III and Melissa Roddy Wharton. In addition, he is also survived by his brother John M. Wharton IV, sister in-law Kali Wharton, and twin sister Jordan L. Wharton. Grandparents, Donna Nay (Maternal Grandmother), Carolyn Burnette (Paternal Grandmother), Deborah Roddy (Maternal Step-Grandmother), and Kati Wharton (Paternal Step-Grandmother). Aunts, Uncles, and cousins, Sonya and Mike Boles (Joey & Sara), Amanda and Robert Brooks (Sophie), Jason and Megan Roddy (Gavin & Jade), and Christopher and Lacie Roddy (Stella) and many more family members, and friends. He will be deeply missed by family, friends, and all who knew him. Jacob was an amazing, son, brother, nephew, family member, and friend. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday February, 2nd at 6:00pm in the Cornerstone Baptist Church. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with cremation care arrangements.


Amy Whitton

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


Donna Williams

Donna N Williams, 81, Hernando, FL
Donna N. Williams, 81, of Hernando, FL passed away February 8, 2019 at Diamond Ridge Health & Rehab in Lecanto, FL. She was born in West Chicago, IL on August 4, 1937 to the late Francis D. and Nell (Evans) Moore. Donna was a secretary for the Amoco Chemical Company, and arrived in this area 1998, coming from Cincinnati, OH. She was Catholic by faith, and was very active in the Citrus Hills Women’s Club. Donna enjoyed golfing, antiquing, and gardening. She is survived by her loving husband, Kerry F. Williams. Other survivors include her children Shea Dieter and his wife Anne of St. Charles, IL, Nick Dieter of West Chicago, IL, Dawn Lindsey and Stacy Dieter, both of West Chicago, IL; brothers Mike, Joe, and John Moore; and 3 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Walter Zwinge

Walter C Zwinge, 85, Inverness, FL
Walter C. Zwinge, of Inverness, FL and formerly of Hoosick Falls, N.Y. passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL on December 24, 2018. Walter was born on April 24, 1933 in Brooklyn, N.Y. and was the oldest son of Waldemar and Martha (Pederson) Zwinge and brother to: Phyllis Craib, Harold Zwinge, Felix Zwinge, Martha Senecal, Roy Zwinge, Sylvia Roulier, Hjarl Zwinge, Ann Pacini and Pedar Zwinge. He was the loving husband of Arlene H. (Hewitt) for 64 years, having just celebrated their anniversary on December 19th. Walter graduated from Berlin Central High School in 1952 where he was an avid sports player. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy and was a Veteran of the Korean War. Following his military service, Walter went to work for the Ford Motor Company as a Supervisor and Welder and retired from them in 1986. He then went to work in the excavation business rather than “enjoy his retirement”. Walter was in many organizations throughout the years. In the town of Petersburg, N.Y. he was the Chief of Police for several years. He was also an EMT and Captain of the Petersburg Ambulance service, which he and his wife Arlene helped establish, and an advanced first aid instructor. Walter served on the Civic Council and the Taconic Valley planning board, was a youth director and a New York State certified pistol instructor for Renns County, N.Y. He was a member of the American Legion for over 50 years and Commander of Post #40 in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. for 3 years. Walter received the Ford Motor Company Citizen of the Year award in 1979 for his services to the community. He was a member of the Petersburg, N.Y. Baptist Church, where he was a trustee, choir director and soloist. After relocating to Florida, he became a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Hernando, FL. Walter and his wife Arlene entertained the elderly residents at the Danforth Home and Health Center in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. where he played guitar and sang. His hobbies included sports, music, hunting, fishing, water skiing and riding motorcycles for a number of years. In addition to his loving wife Arlene, those left to mourn Walter’s passing include his children: Craig Walter Zwinge, Lorraine C. Vincent, Cynthia Hildebrand, Mark Eric Zwinge; nine grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Bethel Baptist Church, 2289 N. McGee Drive, Hernando, FL 34442 and will be officiated by Pastor Nile Stine. An additional Celebration of Life Service will be held in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the Bethel Baptist Church, 2289 N. McGee Dr., Hernando, FL 34442. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.