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Alice Arancibia

Alice M Arancibia, 89, Inverness, FL
Alice Margaret Arancibia, age 89, Inverness, FL passed away September 18, 2020 at her residence. Mrs Arancibia was born in Manhattan, NY on June 10, 1931 to the late Dominic and Modesta (Bentacourt) Perez and came here in 1972. She was the wife of the late Alexander Arancibia who passed away March 21, 1993. Left to cherish her memory are 5 children: Abner DeLacruz, Leland, NC; Doris Philpot, Inverness; Debra Printup, Junction City, KS; Tina Arancibia, Inverness, FL; Josephine L. Arancibia, Beverly Hills, FL; 2 sisters: Lydia and Lucy Perez; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 9:00 – 11:00 AM. The procession will then depart for Oak Ridge Cemetery for graveside prayers. Friends and family are cordially invited to attend.


Harvey Bailey

Harvey L Bailey, 81, Inverness, FL
Harvey Lee Bailey of Inverness, FL passed away at his home on September 13, 2020 at the age of 81. Harvey was born in St. Petersburg, FL to the late Harvey Allen and Helen Lou (McIntire) Bailey on June 9, 1939. He shared 56 years of loving marriage with his wife Judith (Smeed) Bailey. Harvey and Judith made Citrus County their home 50 years ago after relocating from St. Petersburg. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, camping and boating. Harvey also enjoyed bow hunting for a few years. He liked going out to dinner with his wife but was also a great cook that enjoyed cooking for his family. In addition to his loving wife Judith, those left to mourn Harvey’s passing include his son, Warren Lee Bailey of Inverness, FL; daughters: Rebecca Cyrus of Hernando, FL, Beth Bailey and her husband Steven Ebbert of Inverness, FL; sister, Audrey Suber and her husband Charles of St. Petersburg, FL; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Harvey was preceded in death by his brother, Larry Allen Bailey and sister, Mary Jean Roberts. Harvey’s family is planning to hold a memorial service for him at a later date. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Mary Bamford

Mary L Bamford, 76, Floral City, FL
Mary Louise Bamford, wife of Robert E. Bamford went to be with the Lord on June 27, 2020 after a long illness at the age of 76. Mary was born in Veazie, ME on August 4, 1943, the daughter of the late William R. and Doris K. (Bussell) Potter. She was predeceased by her parents and her only brother, William R. “Bill” Potter, Jr. She is survived by her husband, their son Jay A. Goodie and his wife Deborah of Floral City, FL and Wasilla, AK; grandchildren: Kristopher Goodie of Sacramento, CA and McKenna Goodie of Palmer, AK; a very special niece, Cheyenne Ellis and her husband Zachariah; nephew, Glenn Potter; and nieces: Cheryl Marschke and Sharon Heuer. Mary graduated from Bangor (Maine) High School, class of 1962 and the Eastern Academy of Cosmetology where she went on to become and instructor. Her real passion was flowers. She worked at local florist shops beside some of the best designers in the business. Mary later opened her own shop in Hampden, ME called the Flower Patch and was known by business associates throughout the county by her many award-winning floral designs. She and her husband retired and moved to Florida in 2009 where they continued attending the United Methodist Church. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be scheduled for a later date at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home and will be conducted by Pastor Joyce Dunne of the Floral City United Methodist Church. Arrangements under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Raymond Boucher

Raymond P Boucher, 87, Beverly Hills, FL
Raymond Philip Boucher of Beverly Hills, FL passed away at Cypress Cove Care Center in Crystal River, FL at the age of 87. Raymond was born in Attleboro, MA on February 21, 1933 to the late Armand and Florence (Davignon) Boucher. 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, Raymond went to work for the Foxboro Company as an Electronic Technician where he was employed for 30 years. On July 28, 1956 he married Jacqueline (Lemire) with whom he shared 64 years of loving marriage. Raymond and Jacqueline made Florida their home 30 years ago after relocating from Attleboro, MA. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, boating and watching golf on television. Raymond was also an excellent cook and enjoyed cooking meals for his family. In addition to his wife Jacqueline, those left to mourn Raymond’s passing include his son, Thomas Boucher and his fiancée Kathy Hanley of Norfolk, MA; daughters: Linda Boucher-Laliberte of Chepachet, RI, Holly Moore and her husband Scott of Lincoln, CA, Brooke Boucher of Sacramento, CA; daughter in law, Cheryl Perry Boucher; brothers: Armand Boucher, Roger Boucher, Richard Boucher, Robert Boucher; sister, Rita Fyfe; grandchildren: Richelle, Jaclyn, Emily, Elizabeth, Christopher, Danielle; and great granddaughter, Audrey. Raymond was preceded in death by his son, Michael Boucher in 2018. A Requiem Eucharist will be offered at Saint Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Inverness at a later date. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Thomas Brannelly

Thomas J Brannelly, 83, Plano (formerly Homosassa, FL), TX
Thomas J. Brannelly of Plano, TX and formerly of Homosassa, FL passed away August 28, 2020 at the age of 83. Thomas was born in New York City, NY on August 19, 1937 to the late John and Bridget (Gallagher) Brannelly. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy from 1955 to 1959. After his military service, Thomas went to work for the United States Postal Service retiring after 38 years of service. He made Walden Woods in Homosassa, FL his home after relocating from Monroe Township, NJ. Following the passing of his wife June Brannelly in 2017, Thomas moved to Texas to be closer to his family. Thomas is a former member of the Homosassa Lion’s Club and the Citrus County Crime Watch. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 15154, Saint Vincent De Paul Society, the American Irish Club of Lecanto, FL and the West Citrus Elks Club of Homosassa, FL. Thomas had volunteered much of his time over the years at Daystar, Catholic Charities Food Kitchen in Crystal River and the St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store in Spring Hill. He also collected donations of food in Walden Woods for distribution to the Homeless Veterans Missions in Crystal River and Inverness. In his spare time he enjoyed playing Bocce Ball at the American Irish Club. Thomas is survived by his brother James Brannelly of New York City, his step daughter Carolyn Nielsen and grandchildren Daniel and Brenna Nielsen. Also survived by sisters in law Jacqueline Beardslee of Plano, TX and Marge Cucci (Nick) of Oak Ridge, NJ, as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his sisters: Kathleen McKenna and Eileen Memoli. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, September 4, 2020 at 10:00 AM from St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Homosassa with Father J. Glenn Diaz, Celebrant. Friends may join the family in visitation on Thursday, September 3, 2020 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness. The Knights of Columbus will recite the Holy Rosary at 4:30 PM. Thomas will be laid to rest privately at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Herbert Burns

Herbert H Burns, 83, Inverness, FL
Herbert Harold Burns of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on September 16, 2020 at the age of 83. Herbert was born in Lock Haven, PA on April 12, 1937. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy. Following his military service, Herbert worked in the construction industry as a Block Mason. He made Citrus County his home approximately 20 years ago after relocating from Bushnell, FL. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing and watching NASCAR. Herbert also loved watching NFL football and was a huge fan of the Indianapolis Colts. Those who were blessed to share his life include his son, Shannon Burns and his wife Stacey of Inverness, FL; daughter, Karen Strull and her husband Dave of Virginia Beach, VA; six grandchildren: Meghan, Austin, Brittany, Erica, Brian, and Holly; and three great grandchildren: Corbin, Oliver and Cooper. Herbert was a devoted Father and Grandfather who will be greatly missed. Herbert will be laid to rest with full military honors at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at a later date. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Marion Cahill

Marion Cahill, 94, Hernando, FL
Marion Cahill, age 94, of Terra Vista – Citrus Hills, Hernando, FL passed away August 18, 2020, at her home under the care of Vitas Hospice. Marion was born in Brooklyn, NY on January 11, 1926, to the late Domenico and Maria (Martino) Poio. After moving to Florida, she and her late husband, John Cahill, Jr. resided in Dunnellon and The Villages prior to moving to Terra Vista. She was Catholic by faith. In addition to her parents, Marion was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Cahill, Jr.; three brothers and one sister. She is survived by several nieces and nephews including William Poio who resides in Manorville, N.Y. Following graveside services, Marion will be interred in Pine Lawn Memorial Park in Farmingdale, LI, NY. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness.


Kathleen Candrilli

Kathleen T Candrilli, 67, Inverness, FL
Kathleen Theresa Candrilli, 67 of Inverness, passed away September 7, 2020 under the loving care of her family and Vitas Hospice in Lecanto. Kathleen was born in Staten Island, NY, on September 18, 1952 to the late Edmund and Katherine (Relay) Cahill. She came to Citrus County in 1976 from Staten Island and was Catholic by faith. On March 29, 1971 she married Dennis F. Candrilli, they have celebrated 49 years together. Left to cherish her memory including her husband Dennis, are her son, Dennis F. Candrilli of Phoenix, AZ; her daughters: Melissa Candrilli of Las Vegas, NV, Danielle Marie Candrilli of Inverness, FL; her brother, Edmund Cahill of Pennsylvania, sister, Patricia Munafo of Treasure Island, FL and two grandchildren: Brandon Candrilli and Alexandria Jackson. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 1:00 PM, from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, with Fr. Clauduis Mganga, Celebrant. Inurment will be at a later date. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, in Inverness on Sunday, September 13, 2020 from 4-6 PM, where a Wake Vigil Service will be at 6:00 PM.


Karen Clark

Karen A Clark, 62, Hernando, FL
Karen Ann Clark, age 62, Hernando, FL passed away at home on June 28, 2020 under the loving care of her family and Hernando-Pasco Hospice. Karen was born in Buzzards Bay, MA on April 10, 1958 to Donald L. and Barbara (Butler) Stubstad and moved to this area in 1998 from Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. She served our country in the U.S. Air Force, being discharged as a Master Sargeant (E-7) following 20 years of service. She was of the Lutheran Faith. She is survived by her son, Peadar Clark and his wife Kimberly of Hanscom AFB, MA; her Mother, Barbara Stubstad, Inverness; 3 brothers: David Stubstad of Brooksville, Fl; Dale Stubstad of Inverness, FL; Donald Stubstad, Buzzards Bay, MA; 1 sister, Bobbi Carter of Houston, TX; 1 grandchild, Riley Clark; Her companion and best friend of 12 years, Jimmer Gordon. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home Wednesday evening from 6-8 PM. Following cremation, Military Honors will be rendered by the MacDill AFB Honor Guard on Friday, July 3, 2020 at 9:00 AM at Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Karen’s memory to a local veterans organization of your choice.


Roger Clark

Roger P Clark, 70, Floral City, FL
Roger Perry Clark of Floral City, FL passed away at his home in the loving care of his family on July 7, 2020 at the age of 70. Roger was born in Elwood, IN on December 20, 1949 to the late Fawnie Gene and Alice Marie (Carr) Clark. On April 10, 1982 he married his wife Terri (Keesling) with whom he shared 38 years of loving marriage. Roger was a Christian by faith and baptized in April of 1965. He graduated from Hamilton Heights High School in 1968 then went on to attend Lincoln Technical Institute. He served as a member of the Army National Guard from September 1973 to June 1976. Roger was a faithful member of The Floral City Lions Club for 35 years. Roger was part owner of Clark & Son Trucking Company in Omega, IN for over 16 years and went on to work for McMann Foods in Noblesville, IN for 3 years. After relocating to Florida, Roger owned and operated Clarks Auto Paint and Body Shop in Inverness from 1985 to 1997. He eventually retired from the State of Florida as an electrician after 15 years of service, Roger then worked at Save Buck RV for 6 years. In his spare time he enjoyed NASCAR, boating, riding his tractor and collecting. Roger also had a great love for his dear family. In addition to his wife Terri, those left to mourn Roger’s passing include his sons: Craig Clark and his wife Stephanie of Mount Pleasant, SC, Chad Clark and his wife Stacey of Jonesboro, IN, Carl Clark of Floral City, FL; daughter, Channon Robb and her husband Jason of Owensville, IN; sisters: Shirley Watts of Omega, IN, Judy Temme and her husband Mike of North Ft. Myers, FL; brother, John Clark and his wife Theresa of Frankton, IN; 6 grandsons, 2 step-grandsons, 1 granddaughter, 6 step-granddaughters; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents: Roger was preceded in death by his brother, Stephen Ray Clark. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is scheduled for Monday, July 13, 2020 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home and will be conducted by Reverend David Shepard. Friends are invited to join the family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Following the chapel service, Roger will be laid to rest at Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City, FL. In lieu of flowers, Rogers family requests memorial donations be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. A Celebration of Life will be held immediately following the service at the Lake Lot in Floral City.


David Clevenger

David A Clevenger, 62, Inverness, FL
The Rev. David Allan Clevenger, 62 of Inverness, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, on August 9, 2020 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Pastor Clevenger was born on October 11, 1957 in Findlay, Ohio, to the late Marl D. and Rose (Davis) Clevenger. He came to Citrus County in 1983 from Pensacola, FL. following his graduation from college. He had faithfully served as pastor of Grace Tabernacle Independent Baptist Church in Brooksville, FL for the past 10 years. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 35 years, Sally Jepson Clevenger; four children: Marl Clevenger and his wife, Brittany of Athens, GA, Kendra Silva and her husband, Henrry of La Paz, Honduras, Megan Long and her husband, Kevin, of Spring Hill, FL, and Ebba Jean Balmer and her husband Josh, of Yonkers, NY. He is also survived by his brother, Joe Clevenger of Jacksonville, FL; his sisters: Cheryl Bishop of Findlay, OH, Brena Krock of Liberty Township, OH, Marlene Drane of Kewanee, IL and Anna Rush of Findlay, OH; his grandchildren: Abner, Megan and Elias. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Henrry. David Clevenger was a faithful servant to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He quietly influenced many people to live for eternity during his 38 years of ministry. Though his responsibilities as a pastor and teacher were many, he never allowed those duties to take priority over his family who was so precious to him. He loved his wife Sally and four children second only to his Lord. He was a meek and Biblical leader of his home. Among his greatest qualities was, no doubt, his ability to listen. He offered great advice but only when called upon to do so. His life was marked by the same humility and grace that Jesus Christ displayed because that was David's highest priority - to be Christ-like. David will be deeply missed by so many people. Pastor’s family will plan a Celebration of Life Service at Grace Tabernacle Church at a later date. Cremation with care is scheduled with Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Samuel Cole

Samuel E Cole, 72, Beverly Hills, Citrus County
Samuel Ernest Cole, “Ernie”, of Beverly Hills passed away at Bayfront Seven Rivers Hospital in Crystal River, FL on August 19, 2020 at the age of 72. Ernie was born to the late James and Hazel (Bishop) Cole on August 17, 1948 in Greenville, SC. Prior to retirement, he was employed by Bell South Telephone for 32 years as a Electronics Technician. In 1992, Ernie married his wife Mary Dugan and together they shared 28 years of loving marriage. He and Mary came to Beverly Hills 10 years ago which served as their “home base” since they spent most of their time on the road traveling the United States and Mexico. Ernie’s favorite pastime was traveling and he was a member of the Citrus County SAMS travel club. He also enjoyed playing guitar, fishing, wood working and was an amateur Ham Radio operator. Ernie was extremely handy and liked working on electronics and could fix anything. His favorite sport was college basketball and he was a huge Tarheel Fan. In addition to his wife Mary, those left to mourn Ernie’s passing include his daughter, Sheri Johnson and her husband David of Greenville, SC and their children Jacob and Gracie Johnson; son, Bryan Cole and his wife Leslie of Charleston, SC; brother, James Cole of Oregon. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 3:00 PM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, FL and will be conducted by family friend, Pastor Mike Chappell of Sycamore United Methodist Church. Friends are invited to join Ernie’s family in visitation beginning at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


John Connor

John T Connor, 94, Inverness, FL
John Timothy Connor, age 94 of Inverness, FL passed away Friday, June 26, 2020 at Highland Place Assisted Living. Mr. Connor was born in Weymouth, MA on June 19, 1926 to the late John A. Connor and Mary Sullivan Connor and moved to Florida in 1979 from there. He served for 30 years at the Weymouth Fire Depart where he was a fire fighter and mechanic. He was of the Catholic Faith and a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima. He served our country in the U.S. Army. Left to cherish his memory are his children, John Michael Connor of Preston, GA; Mary Elizabeth Cope of Waldoboro, ME and Kathleen Brady of Plymouth, MA ; 2 sisters: Catherine Regan of Bettendorf, Iowa and Dorothy Rowe of Pembroke, MA; 6 grandchildren , 7 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Connor on March 6, 2009, 2 brothers, James and Donald, and 2 sisters, Alice and Margaret. A Wake Vigil Service and Homily will be offered at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 3:00 PM with Fr. Tim Cummings officiating. Military Honors will follow. Private burial will be in Florida National Cemetery. The family will greet friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 2:00 PM until the hour of service.


Lenore Cowles

Lenore R Cowles, 91, St. Simons, GA
Lenore R. Cowles, age 91, of St. Simons, Georgia, formally of Citrus County, FL passed away on July 27th, 2020 at her home. She was born to the late Donhan and Louise (Stephenson) Watkins in Columbus, OH on February 4th, 1929. Lenore graduated from college with her Bachelor’s degree from Ohio State where she went on to work as a teacher. In 1996, she made Citrus County her home after moving from St. Pete, FL. Along with her parents, Lenore is preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Thomas, who passed away on May 20th, 2012. Those left to cherish Lenore’s memory are her two sons, Christopher Alan (Ruth) Cowles and Jeffrey David (Cindy) Cowles of St. Simons, GA and her brother, Marvin Watkins. Private burial arrangements will be held at Florida National Cemetery of Bushnell, FL at a later date, under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. In lieu of flowers, Lenore’s wishes were that memorial donations be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation at http://www.michaeljfox.com or to Georgia Hospice Center at http://ghchospice.com.


Rev. Msgr. George Cummings

Rev. Msgr. George W Cummings, 102, Lecanto, FL
The Reverend Monsignor George W. Cummings, 102, of Lecanto, FL, went home to be with his Lord, on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at the Sturgill Hospice House Brooksville, FL. Msgr. Cummings was born June 21, 1918 in Bridgeport, CT to the late George W. and Genevieve (Markert)Cummings. He attended North Ward Public School and St. Paul's Catholic School in St Petersburg. He entered St. Bernard College and Seminary in September of 1936, and then St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore, MD in 1938, and was ordained in 1943 a Priest of the St. Augustine Diocese at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Coral Gables, FL. He received his Master of Science Degree in 1946 from Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. In 1947 he was appointed to start the Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Youth Camp in Floral City, FL. He ran the camp with much help from seminarians, nuns, and many other young ladies and men, two of whom were members of his family. His love of Good Counsel Camp was second only to his priesthood. Over his many years as a diocesan priest, he was given the task of starting many Catholic parishes in central and south Florida and served at St. James Parish in Orlando (1943); Blessed Trinity Parish in Ocala (1949); St. Agnes Mission, Key Biscayne (1952); Epiphany Parrish in Venice (1956); St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish in Citrus Springs, FL; (1976). He was the founder and first principal of Archbishop Curley High School in Miami. In 1959 he was named Monsignor, under the title of Domestic Prelate and Protonotary Apostolic, by Pope John XXIII . He was a devoted priest and pastor to many, serving under 7 popes and 7 bishops. He is survived by five nephews, one niece, many great nephews and nieces, and many friends and fellow priests from around Florida, as well as countless counselors and campers from Our Lady of Good Counsel Camp whose lives he touched by his ministry. He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Cummings and his two sisters, Joan Farrell and Gloria Crahan. A concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 10:00AM at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, 5815 Fifth Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL. Interment will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Clearwater following the Mass. Friends will be received at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle on Wednesday evening from 6:00PM to 8:00PM where a Vigil Service will be offered at 7:00PM. Masks and social distancing are required. For those unable to attend, the Funeral Mass will be livestreamed on the Cathedral website, https://stjudesp.org/. At a later time, there will be a Memorial Service and Celebration of Life at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Services are under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, Florida. In lieu of Flowers, please consider donations in Monsignor's memory to: Our Lady of Good Counsel Camp, c/o St Scholastica Catholic Church, 4301 W.Homosassa Trail, Lecanto, FL 34461, or online at https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/gcc2020


Robert Curry

Robert W Curry, 92, Homosassa, FL
Robert Warren Curry, Sr., 92, of Homosassa, FL passed away August 18 2020 at Vitas Hospice in Lecanto, FL. He was born in Hammond, IL on December 24, 1927 to the late Earnest and Laura (Ewing) Curry. Robert was a brick mason in the commercial construction industry, and arrived in this area in 2000, coming from Peoria, IL. He attended St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Homosassa, and was a professional organist who loved music. He was preceded in death by one son, John Allen Curry, 4 brothers and 4 sisters. He is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Eva Curry. Other survivors include his sons Robert W. Curry, Jr and his wife Joanne, Dr. Walter Curry and his wife Sylvia of Watseka, IL; daughter Barbara Curry-Tucker and her husband Michael of Homosassa; 9 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Marian Dallner

Marian H Dallner, 97, Inverness, FL
Marian Helen Dallner was called home to be with our gracious Lord on September 14, 2020 at the age of 97. Marian was born in Collinsville, IL on July 4, 1923 to the late Alonzo and Florence (Fuchs) Hogan. She was also preceded in death by her first husband of 26 years, William Collins and second husband of 28 years, George Dallner. Marian and George came to Citrus County in 1983 after relocating from Lemont, IL. She was a faithful and active member of St Paul’s Lutheran Church of Beverly Hills, FL. Marian was a lifetime member of TOPS #341, Inverness where she held numerous offices. She also volunteered her time with the University of Florida Community Education group in Citrus County. Marian was very creative; sewing, floral arranging and making greeting cards were a few of her many talents. Those left to mourn Marian’s passing are her children: Kathleen Collins Hamilton (David) of Ocala, FL, Kevin Michael Collins (Joanne) of Fort Worth, TX, Terrance Sean Collins of Sebastian, FL; Mary Collins Ryndak of Lisle, IL; 11 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. A Memorial Service will take place at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and Memorial Garden in Beverly Hills late November. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to St Paul’s Lutheran Church Building Fund, Beverly Hills, FL. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Robert Darden

Robert L Darden, 85, Floral City, FL
Robert Lee Darden, 85, passed away at Citrus Health & Rehabilitation's Memory unit on September 8, 2020. His existing health conditions were made complicated by COVID 19. Robert was born in Albemarle, NC on December 14, 1934 to the late George and Ruth (Wilson) Darden. He resided in Morganton, NC until leaving for Hargrave Military Academy in 1950. After graduation, he enrolled in Gardner Webb College majoring in Business Administration. After graduation, he entered the family owned chain of dime stores known as D&W stores where he worked until 1977 when the stores were closed. 1978 brought him to Arcadia, FL with TG&Y. Also in 1978, he married Karen Gainey Carswell. In 1982, Floral City, FL became their home. This where Bob operated a lawn service and Karen began teaching at Lecanto Middle. Bob served as Secretary for the Lions Club of Valdese, NC. He was also an active member of Trout Unlimited while living in NC. In 1984, his Masonic affiliation began at Floral City Lodge. He served the lodge as Worshipful Master in 1987 and 1997 and as Worthy Patron of the Floral City Order of Eastern Star in 1999. The youth were served through his membership on both the DeMolay and Rainbow advisory boards. In 1986, he became a member of Ocala Scottish Rite, and in 2003 he was awarded membership in the Knights Commander Court of Honor. He served several years as the 19th Masonic Districts Instructor of Masonic Instruction and one year as District Deputy for the Grand Lodge of Florida. He was also a former member of the York Rite, Shriners, Royal Order of Scotland and a founding member of Floral City Kiwanis. Left to cherish Bob’s memory is his wife, Karen Darden, of Floral City, FL: her son, Daren Carswell, of Inverness, FL; five grandchildren; and one great grandchild. In addition to his parents, Bob is preceded in death by his daughter, Jolouise Darden in 1956. Cremation with Care arrangements has been provided by the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL. The family request that any remembrances be sent to: Floral City United Methodist, P.O. Box 47, Floral City, FL 34436 where Bob was an active member.


Christopher Davis

Christopher K Davis, 44, Wildwood, FL
Christopher Keith Davis of Wildwood, FL passed away at his home on August 30, 2020 at the age of 44. He was born to Donna (Taylor) Davis and the late Phillip Davis in Boynton Beach, FL on June 25, 1976. In his spare time he enjoyed playing guitar and having bonfires in his backyard. In addition to his mother, Christopher is survived by his brother Phillip Davis, JR; sister, Sharlyn Djoseland; and nieces and nephews. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


James DeVerna

James C DeVerna, 73, Inverness, FL
James “Jim” C. DeVerna, age 73, of Toledo,OH passed away suddenly on July 12, 2020 in Inverness, FL where he lived from October to June since 2015. Jim was born in Toledo, OH on Sept 1, 1946 to the late Clyde and Betty (North) DeVerna and moved to this area in 2015. He was retired, having being a Refuse Truck Driver for over 40 years for the City of Toledo, Ohio. James also served our country in the U.S. Army. He was Lutheran by faith and a member of the Eagles and Moose Lodge. He is survived by his loving wife, Robin (Romans) DeVerna of 49 years; 2 sons: Brian DeVerna of Northwood, OH, and Benjamin DeVerna of Toledo, OH; 4 brothers; his sister; 4 granddaughters: Kelcee, Hailey, Britney and Olivia; 1 grandson, Stephen; 2 great grandsons: Javier and Jaxon. Jim loved his Pontoon Boat, fishing, and being out on the water. He also loved his friends at “Wild Wings” Campground in Oak Harbor, OH that he has known the past 21 years. His friends were his main reason for going North for a few months in the summer. Cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. --


Gerald Devio

Gerald E Devio, 87, Inverness, FL
Gerald E. Devio, 87, of Inverness, FL passed away on August 16th, 2020 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Gerald was born to the late Charles and Florence (Goltha) Devio on August 23rd, 1932 in Worcester, MA. Gerald was a Carpenter for many years and in 1951, married his beloved wife, Shirley. Together, he and his wife moved to Citrus County in 1995 from Pembroke Pines, FL and made Inverness their home. He enjoyed attending Fort Cooper Baptist Church and was a devout Christian. Gerald was a traveling man, and loved to see the world. He went on cruises all around the world visiting Alaska multiple times (and all 50 states, in fact), The Caribbean, and have visited four continents including Brazil, Italy, Australia, Argentina, Paraguay. He has also seen the Amazon, Tasmanian Sea, and crossed the Bermuda Triangle and International time zone, He loved being on a cruise ship and learning other counties’ cultures. Gerald also enjoyed wood working in his spare time as well as fishing and hunting. Along with his parents, Gerald was preceded in death by his four brothers, Wilford, Warren, Harold, and Robert and his three sisters, Mabel, Marie, and Iola. Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Gerald Devio and his wife Mirian of Coral Springs, FL; his daughter, Patricia Ryder of Floral City, FL; his five grandchildren, and his six great-grandchildren. Gerald loved his family and will be missed by many. Private arrangements have been scheduled for Gerald. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Cheryl DeVore

Cheryl A DeVore, 75, Hernando, FL
Cheryl Ann DeVore, age 75, surrounded by family and dear friends, was lifted up to our heavenly father, Saturday, June 27, 2020 to join God’s kingdom in praise and worship. She is reunited with the love of her life, Ronald DeVore (United States Army), whom preceded her in death, September 10, 2010 and a son, Donald William Schiel, August 7, 2019. Cheryl is survived by her mother, Ernestine Lucille Lombard who is 94 years young residing in Colorado, her son Jeffrey James Schiel and wife Mary (Michigan), her step-son Todd DeVore and wife Becky (Alabama) and grandson’s Jeremy Ryan Schiel (California) and Milo Devore (United States Air Force, California) and granddaughter Brittany Chase-Schiel (Colorado) as well as a sister, Shirley Williams (Colorado). Cheryl loved all people and served as an Elder for the First Presbyterian Church, Inverness, Florida. Cheryl also was involved with Stephen Ministries for many years, providing comfort and love to all who needed supplement pastoral care and support. She was a strong member of the community in Naples, Florida where she and Ron lived before moving to Hernando, Florida in 2006. She was born in Denver, Colorado but also lived in California, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey and Washington. Cheryl was an avid game player, enjoying friendly card & tile games, golf and sporting events dearly loving the Tampa Rays. A member of an eight lady book club, Cheryl loved to read and was devoted to her friends and neighbors. The family wishes to extend their gratitude and love to Cheryl’s beautiful friends and their wonderful families for their kindness and selfless devotion and for the wonderful meals and desserts! We also want to thank all the nurses and Dr. Glenn with Vitas Healthcare (Hospice) of Citrus County, Florida and Cheryl’s neighbor and Dr. Craig England for his kindness. In Cheryl’s honor, a memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, July 6, 2020 at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, 3075 South Florida Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450. Dr. Dennis Bennett, a longtime friend and servant in ministry, will be officiating. Face masks would be appreciated and there will be a sanitizing station set up by the entrance. In lieu of flowers, the family requests anyone that would like to make a memorial contribution in Cheryl’s behalf, to please make donations to First Presbyterian Church of Inverness, 206 Washington, Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450.


Mavis Dickerson

Mavis D Dickerson, 85, Lake Panasoffkee, FL
Mavis Delain Dickerson, 85, of Lake Panasoffkee, FL passed away on July 23rd, 2020 under the care of hospice at Cornerstone Hospice located in The Villages. Mavis, lovingly known as “Dee”, was born to the late Jake and Sabra Marie (Carter) Howard in Sandy Hook, Kentucky, on November 4th. 1934. She worked as a waitress for many years, but her Care-giving role was priceless to her and her family. She moved to the Lake Panasoffkee area in 1972 with her husband, Spencer. Mavis was a caregiver for many of her beloved family members and is remembered as the family’s “rock”. Mavis was dedicated to her family and especially devoted to the Lord. She loved flowers and gardening, as well as cooking, eating, listening to music, and singing for the Lord. She is described as a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and role model. Along with her parents, Mavis was preceded in death by her son, Michael David Dickerson; her two brothers, Orear Howard and Johnny Howard; and her two sisters, Sue Marie Roberts and Emogene Dickerson. Those left to cherish her memory is her loving husband, Spencer Dickerson, whom she married on February 6th, 1955; her daughter, Susie Scott of Lake Panasoffkee, FL; her son, Scott Dickerson (Tiki) of Inverness, FL; her brother, David Howard of Lake Panasoffkee, FL; her four grandchildren, David Scott Garnett, Jake Scott, Jesse Scott, and Michael David Dickerson, Jr.; and her eight great-grandchildren, Nolin Scott, Khale Scott, Lauryn Scott, Gage Parrott, Braxton Dickerson, Korah Garnett, Lea Garnett, and Millie Garnett. She was loved by many and will be missed dearly. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Saturday, August 1st, 2020 at 11 am with George Lee and Janet Wilson conducting the services. Calling hours start at 10 am until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial donations to be made to the Cornerstone Hospice at cornerstonehospice.org. Cremation with Care, under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


William Douglas

William A Douglas, 96, Floral City, FL
William Austin Douglas of Floral City, FL passed away at his home with his loving family by his side on August 1, 2020 at the age of 96. William was born in Akron, OH on June 20, 1924 to the late Harry Verling and Nora Elizabeth (Barber) Douglas. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and was a Veteran of World War II. After his military service, he went to work in Construction as a Carpenter. William made Citrus County his home in 2009 after relocating from Pine Island, FL. He was a member of Floral City VFW #7122 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Inverness, FL. In his spare time he enjoyed tinkering around the house and singing karaoke with his friends. Those left to mourn William’s passing include his daughters: Kay Midgett of Port Charlotte, FL, Janie D. Walker and her husband Ricky of Caruthersville, MO; 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his companion of many years, Karen White. William was preceded in death by his wife Juanita (Vance) Douglas; daughter, Annette Douglas; son in law, James Midgett; sisters: Blanche Vincent and Cherie Manhart. William will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at a later date. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Nan Edwards

Nan M Edwards, 91, Estero, FL
Nan M. Edwards, 91, became an angel Saturday morning August 29, 2020 at The American House Assisted Living Facility in Estero, Florida. During her life she lived at several locations in central and southern Florida. She had moved to The American House to be close to her caretakers, granddaughter Wendy Oros and her fiancé, Matthew Pitel. She earlier met the love of her life while working at Publix Supermarkets and they both spent many great years at Publix before retiring from there. Nan was a no nonsense person and grew up in a time before computers when you had to be able to think for yourself. She amazed family, friends, and doctors with her memory from the past and the present. She loved garage sales but hated to let go of anything. If you needed something and she had it, she could pretty much tell you where to find it. She was preceded in death by her soul mate, Russel T. Edwards 2015, her daughter, Patricia L. Carson in 1995, and her sister, Betty O. Klatt in 2017. Left to mourn our family matriarch is 2 granddaughters, Wendy Oros, Naples, Fl, Brandy (Jason) Pierce, Battle Creek, Mi; 4 brothers, James Hamilton, Rocky Mt, Mo., Gorman Hamilton, Weirsdale, Fl., Gerald Hamilton, Floral City, Fl., and Lewis Hamilton, Orange City, Fl. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, September 9th at 11:00 AM from the Charles Davis Funeral Home. Viewing will be from 10:00-11:00 AM. Burial will follow in Red Level Cemetery.


Constance Elling

Constance J Elling, 77, Inverness, FL
Constance June Elling of Inverness, FL went home to be with her Lord and Saviour on August 11,2020 at the age of 77. She was a resident of Palm Garden of Ocala. Constance was born in Mount Clemons, MI on April 5, 1943 to the late Norman and Laura (Deyarmond) Teller. Along with her family, she made Citrus County, FL her home 48 years ago after relocating from Michigan. Constance was a Christian by faith and attended worship services at Covenant Church of God in Floral City. She loved going to the beach. Constance also enjoyed crafting, painting and fishing. Constance traveled extensively throughout her lifetime and had visited Russia, Peru, Bulgaria, the Bahamas, California and Hawaii. She enjoyed taking walks in nature and collected heart shape rocks. Constance also liked spending time with her family. Those left to mourn Constance’s passing include her daughters: Julie Welshans and her husband Rick of Floral City, FL, Diane Newsom and her husband Jim of Jeffersonville, IN; sons: Robert Elling and his wife Tiffany of Myakka City, FL, Scott Elling of Inverness, FL; sisters: Laura Noel, Linda Dew, Karen Andrews, Dottie Mobley; brothers: Norman, Spencer, Albert and Ed Teller; 9 grandchildren: Jessica Michal, Jason Newsom, Megan Gaule, Evan Welshans, Dillan Welshans, Huntyre Elling, Haleigh Elling, Holden Elling and Ashlee Elling; and 1 great grandchild: Ronan Michal. Constance was preceded in death by her brother, Mark Teller. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 3:00 PM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness and will be conducted by Pastor Rick Welshans of Covenant Church of God. Friends are invited to join Constance’s family in visitation beginning at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Carol Ewell

Carol C Ewell, 77, Inverness, FL
Carol C. Ewell, 77, of Inverness, FL passed away on September 7th, 2020 under the care of Life Care Center of Lecanto, FL. Carol was born to the late Royal and Theresa (Landroche) Langlois on July 16, 1943 in Charlton, MA. Carol was a homemaker and loved her family dearly. She made Citrus County her home eight years ago when she moved here from Maine. Carol enjoyed gardening, going on walks, Bible Studying, singing, listening to music, and dancing Those left to cherish Carol’s memory are her brother, Raoul Langlois and his wife Sally of Inverness, FL, her four children; Fred and his wife Bonnie of Port Saint Lucie, FL, Paul and his wife Melissa of Ocala, FL, Julie of Bangor, Maine; Dan and his wife Cindy of Beverly Hills, FL., seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be hosted by the family of Carol and will take place on Sunday, September 20th, 2020 at 10:30 AM at the Riverside Christian Fellowship of Hernando, FL. A private burial will take place at the Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, FL under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Vivian Fintel

Vivian A Fintel, 93, Floral City, FL
Vivian Alice Fintel, 93, of Floral City, FL passed away July 5, 2020 at Osprey Point Nursing Center in Bushnell, FL. She was born in Pawnee City, NE on August 29, 1926 to the late Jacob and Helen (Hunsecker) Johnson. She arrived in this area in 2001, coming from St. Petersburg, FL. Vivian was head baker for the Pinellas County School System, and attended New Hope United Methodist Church in Istachatta, FL. She loved her church, and participating in church activities. Vivian also enjoyed flower gardening. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Erwin Fintel in 2007, and seven brothers: Irvin, Edward, Kenneth, George, Charles, John, and Clyde Johnson, and daughter in law Diane Fintel. Survivors include her son Robert L. Fintel of Floral City; sister Marj Fossum; grandchildren Rebecca Warg and Tracy Fintel; and great grandchild Alexander Warg. A Celebration of Life for Vivian will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2020, at 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. with Pastor Carol Roberts of the Istachatta United Methodist Church officiating. Vivian’s urn will be laid to rest at Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Petersburg, FL next to her husband Erwin at a later date.


Martha Gamache

Martha F Gamache, 75, Citrus Springs, FL
On this day, Wednesday, September 9, 2020, Martha F. Gamache passed away into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Martha was born on March 26, 1945 to the late Woodrow Albert and Vera E. Urbano. She is survived by her husband, Donald N. Gamache, Sr. who she married on January 8, 1966. Martha had several jobs during her life, the most notable being several years working at Freddie’s Tavern (owned by her stepfather) as office worker and hostess. The job she enjoyed the most was working at NJDOT as an administrative assistant until her husband was relocated to Anderson, Indiana due to his job in 1995. From there, they moved to Citrus Springs, FL in 2000 when she retired. Later, she worked in the church office for about a year, at the First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon, FL where she became a member in 2004. She also volunteered at the Citrus Springs Library for several years. She volunteered as a poll worker for Citrus County from 2004 until present. She is also survived by a son, Donald N. Gamache, Jr. “Neil” and his wife, Susie and a daughter, Donna Lynn Gamache and her wife, Noreen Wisniowski; seven grandchildren, Cody Gamache, Annemarie Dotson, Ashley and Lori Barr, and Rob, Becky, and Kate Thielemann; and nine great-grandchildren, Ryan, McKenna, Savannah, and Alexander Dotson; Robbie and Mason Thielemann; and Annabelle, Hadley and the soon-to-be Maia Gamache,; her sister, Terri Nelson and her husband, Tom; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Skip and Phyllis Gamache; a loving aunt, Helen Nichols; and nieces, nephews, and many cherished cousins—the one most special to her, Steven J. Rosso. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, September 17th, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL. Friends and family are welcome to call beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Pastor Eddie Fulford of First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon, FL will be officiating the services. Martha’s urn will be laid to rest at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Lung Association or the First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon, FL. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Teresa Garay

Teresa Garay, 78, Hernando, FL
Teresa Garay, age 78, Hernando, FL passed away Sunday, July 26, 2020 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Teresa was the daughter of Rafael and Isiabel Maldonado Correa born in the beautiful island of Manati, Puerto Rico in 1941. Her entire family moved to New York in 1955. She attended the public schools of New York and graduated with a High School diploma. In those early school years, she and her husband, Jose, became sweethearts. Later, they married in 1961 and were blessed to have three beautiful and amazing daughters: Yvonne, Cynthia and Melissa. She came to Citrus County in 2004 from Islandia in Long Island, NY. In the lower Eastside of New York, she worked as a public school crossing guard for many years. Teresa and Jose relocated to Florida in 2004. She enjoyed her days relaxing in her beautiful home, going to the casinos with her friends. But her biggest enjoyment was when her family came to visit and spend time with her. She was a communicant at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 65 years, Jose Garay; 2 daughters, Cynthia Garay-Holley, Islandia, NY and Melissa Garay of Hernando, FL; her brother, Jose; her sister, Rosa; her grandchildren: Evan, Yvonna, Aiden, Baylee and Wilson, and step granddaughter, Nicolle. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Yvonne Garay in 1991. Again, as always, she was friends to many and admired by all that revolved around her life. She was loved by all and will be greatly missed. Friends are invited to a viewing on Wednesday from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 11:00 AM from Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church with Father Erwin Belgica, Celebrant. Additional graveside services and burial will be at the Rosehill Cemetery in Linden, NJ.


Earlene Gaylord

Earlene L Gaylord, 81, Floral City, FL
Earlene L. Gaylord, 81, of Floral City, FL passed away August 6, 2020 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL. She was born in Shreveport, LA on January 22, 1939 to the late Earl and Minnie (Johnson) Kightlinger. Earlene was a homemaker and arrived in this area in 2004, coming from Bonita Springs, FL. She was a Methodist by faith by enjoyed playing tennis. Earlene volunteered for church functions with First United Methodist Church of Bonita Springs and Floral City. She also served as treasurer for United Methodist Women. Earlene is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Kester Gaylord. Other survivors include her sons Kyle Gaylord of Naples, FL, and William H. Gaylord and his wife Michelle of Ft. Myers, FL.; brothers Ray and Neil Kightlinger; sister Donna Houston; 4 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Sheila Getzoff

Sheila R Getzoff, 71, Floral City, FL
Sheila R. Getzoff, age 71, of Floral City, FL passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family on August 3rd, 2020. She was born to the late Henry W. and Mary (Lennon) Ronayne on August 18th, 1948 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Sheila graduated from the Robert Morris University of Pittsburgh, PA and worked as a Pharmacy Technician for many years. She married her beloved husband, David, on June 30th, 1970 and together, they made Citrus County their home in 2012 when they relocated from Boyertown, PA. She enjoyed attending First Lutheran Church of Inverness, FL where she had many dear friends. Sheila will be remembered for her zest for life—she was always smiling and cheerful, and spreading joy to others around her. She is described as a loving mother who was very devoted to caring for and loving her family. She was a member of the local knitting club, called the “Hookers” where she donated her time, efforts, and knitting talents, to knit sweaters for more unfortunate children. She also loved reading novels, particularly Danielle Steel and other romance novels. Sheila was a very kind hearted woman who will be missed dearly. Those left to cherish Sheila’s memory are her husband, David; her three children, Randal J. (Alicia) Getzoff of Boyertown, PA, David H. (Melissa) Getzoff of Allentown, PA, and Cheryl (Tim) Reynolds of Dubuque, Iowa; one grandchild, Charles T. Getzoff. Sheila also loved and cherished all her families pets; Grand Dogs Marley and Linda Lou, cats Zoey and Cleany and Grand Ferret Watson. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Sheila that will be held on Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 at 11 am at the First Lutheran Church of Inverness, FL with Pastor Beaverson officiating the services. Calling hours will be from 10 am until the hour of service at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Mollie Giglio

Mollie Giglio, 89, Homosassa, FL
Mollie “Yunnie” Giglio, 89, of Homosassa, FL passed away on August 18th, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Mollie was born to the late to Carmen and Molly (Alvino) Cerligione on December 3rd, 1930 in Bloomfield, NJ. She made Citrus County her home three years ago when she relocated from New Jersey. She was a homemaker for the majority of her life and also worked for the city of Bloomfield in New Jersey for the Department of Public Works. Mollie was devoted to her family and enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and friends. She also loved playing cards, Bingo, and Mah Jong. She volunteered her time and efforts and made friends everywhere she went. Mollie is survived by her cherished children, Mary Ann Giglio, Debra Perryman and her husband Lonnie, Paul Giglio, Jr. and his wife Claudine; her grandchildren Lenny Misuraca, Yang Li, Krista Misuraca, Sophia Giglio, Paul Justin Giglio, Francesca Giglio; her sister Phyllis (Bibby) Salvatoriello. She was predeceased in death by her siblings Carmen Cerligione, Jr., Louise Zarro and Connie (Dolly) Del Sordo. She was also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers and gifts, please make donations to HPH Hospice, www.chaptershealth.org/hospice in memory of Mollie. Thank you. Private arrangements have been scheduled for Mollie. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Mary Alice Gingerich

Mary Alice Gingerich, 86, Inverness, FL
Mary Alice Gingerich of Inverness, FL passed away at her home while under the care of Vitas Hospice and surrounded by her loving family on August 12, 2020 at the age of 86. Mary was born to the late Victor and Clara (Fitzgerald) Mullin in Ellisburg, NY on January 4, 1934. She just celebrated 35 years of marriage to her husband Steven on July 6, 2020. Mary and Steven made Inverness their home 5 years ago after relocating from Marilla, NY. She was a Christian by faith and a member of the Encounter Church in Coleman, FL. Mary was a Certified Nursing Assistant for a number of years working at both nursing homes and as a private caregiver. She eventually left healthcare to go to work with her husband in their automotive repair shop in Marilla, NY. Mary loved to cook and entertain for friends and family. Some of her holiday specialties were chocolate pizza, chocolate covered cherries, nuts and caramel corn. She was an excellent baker and also enjoyed making canned goods. She liked gardening and tending to her flowers. However, Mary’s most favorite activity of all was spending time with her family and doting on her precious grandchildren. In addition to her husband Steven, those left to mourn Mary’s passing include her daughters: Mary Jane Burns and her husband John of Hayesville, NC, Marilyn Jean Gleason and her husband Gary of Inverness, FL, Martha Joyce Gleason and her husband George of New Port Richey, FL, Michielle Atherton and her husband Randy Edge of Lady Lake, FL; son, Michael John Atherton and his wife Denise of Lake Panasoffkee, FL; brother, Ivan Mullin and his wife Pearl of Scottsville, NY; sister, Clara Elrod of Lake Panasoffkee, FL; 13 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Mary’s family plan to have a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at a later date. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Janet Glenn

Janet A Glenn, 58, Inverness, Citrus County
Janet Adell Glenn, age 58, Inverness, FL passed away at Vitas Hospice on Thursday, August 6, 2020. Janet was born in Miami, FL on January 16, 1962 to Juan and Teresa Acosta and came to Citrus County from Lake Wales, FL. She is survived by her two sons, Bruce Arnold and his wife Sunshine of Inverness, FL and Christopher Carruth of Lake Wales, FL; 1 brother and sister, Gene Acosta and Teresa Rutherford; 3 grandchildren, Bella, Cade, and Kai. Private cremation with care- Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Mary Godsey

Mary E Godsey, 97, The Villages, FL
Mary Ellen Godsey, age 97 of The Villages and formerly of Inverness (The Inverness Club), passed away on July 19, 2020 at the Buffalo Crossing Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. A native of Covington, Ohio, Mary Ellen Miller was born on 26 October 1922. She lived in the Dayton, Ohio area until 2004 when she moved nearer her daughters in Florida. She is survived by her children, Becky, Linda and Dan, who are the offspring of her marriage to Roy Sage. Also, surviving are a son-in-law, Dennis Webb, a daughter-in-law, Vicki Sage, 7 grandchildren, Rita Carroll, Carl Wiegand, David Wiegand, Julia Kane, Amy Sage Webb, Taylor Sage, Daniel Roy Sage plus 7 great grandchildren, Rachel Gourley, Joseph Carroll, Charlie Mitchell, Zachary Wiegand, Jacquline, Chelsea and Austin Kane plus 2 great-great grandsons, James and Jackson Gourley. She was preceded in death by a half brother, Forrest Miller; 2 sisters: Jeannie Miller and Katie Miller; 2 half sisters: Ethel Cree and Helen, and son in-law, Carl Wiegand. After being widowed, she was married to the late Victor Godsey for 23 wonderful years. She was not able to complete her preparation to become a missionary but did not let this deter her from a life of service through her church support/outreach activity, setting up and chairing a transport van service for her church, teaching Sunday School and as an LPN. (She completed this nursing training with honors when she was 45.) She lived independently and enjoyed her life in the Inverness Club in Florida; their activities, evening meals and friends, especially Angel Cortez. She lived independently until the last few months of her life. Her children, their spouses and her grandchildren remember her caring and warmth (especially the warmth of her kitchen as she pulled those hot loaves of cinnamon bread from the oven or tasted her homemade chicken pot pie or homemade peanut brittle). The leisure activities that she was passionate about were her book reading, Bible study clubs, writing stories, crossword puzzles, hand-and-foot cards, games and watching Jeopardy and mysteries. She set a true example of how to accept life's changes with acceptance and grace; even until her last day of life. Her compassion, dry humor and ready companionship are missed by her friends and family. Bless you, Mother, grandmother, friend. And, thank you for all the life gifts you gave us. Cremation arrangements with care by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL


Joan Golway

Joan M Golway, 89, Hernando, FL
Joan Golway, born Joan Darling in the Bronx, NY, residing in Hernando, Fl., passed away on July 31, 2020 at the age of 89 from injuries and complications of a fall. She was loved by so many because of her tireless effort to keep her extended family close, maintained long caring friendships and enjoyed active community involvement serving as past President of the Benevolent, Patriotic Order of Does. Joan had an inspiring positive attitude that was infectious. We will fiercely miss her sunshine. Joan will be remembered and cherished by her 2 sons: Edward Winn and his wife Maureen of Hopatcong, NJ, and Robert Winn and his wife Madeline of Huntington, NY; her step children: Kevin Golway, Walter Golway, Maureen LaTour, Dr. Eileen Golway, Kevin Golway, and Kathleen Kesserling; her sister, Mary Dean, 16 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Winn, Sr., husband, Walter Golway, and brother, Richard Darling. Joan will be laid to rest with her first love and husband, Edward Winn, Sr., at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY at a date TBD in September. We thank everyone for being an important part of her life. Private cremation is under care of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, with Crematory, Inverness.


Shirley Granneman

Shirley L Granneman, 91, Seminole (formerly of Floral City), FL
Shirley Lucille Granneman (Howard) passed away August 4, 2020 at Oak Manor Nursing Home in Largo, Fl. Born in St. Louis, MO, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Howard and Genevieve Calliott. She married the late Richard W Granneman and in 1956 they moved to St. Petersburg Fl to escape the harsh winters and enjoy the beautiful beaches. After church on most Sundays, Pass-a-grille beach was the family destination. Shirley was a stay- at- home wife and mother of 5 children: Candace Coughlin, Stephanie Sands, Denise Armstrong, Matthew W. and Rick A. This kept her very busy but she also enjoyed sewing and making clothes for her children. After Richard retired in 1986, they moved to Floral City, Fl, purchased land and built a new home. Shirley joined an exercise group class and became a volunteer for several organizations and the local hospital. She also enjoyed gardening, growing African Violets and playing Bunko with her lady friends regularly. She is survived by her 5 children, 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Cremation with care: Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory


Joseph Guswiler, Jr.

Joseph C Guswiler, Jr., 86, Floral City, FL
Joseph C. Guswiler, Jr. of Floral City, FL passed away on August 13th, 2020 at the age of 86 years old. He was born to the late Joseph C. and Ada (Wetterer) Guswiler on September 6th, 1933 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He worked as an Auto Salesman for many years and bravely and honorably served our country as a member of the United States Army. Joseph and his wife, JoAnne, were married in 1979 and together, in 1998 they made Floral City their home after moving from St. Pete, FL. Joseph was catholic by faith and enjoyed attending Our Lady of Fatima Church of Inverness, FL where he was a very active member. Joseph enjoyed fishing, boating, and was very well liked, friendly, and humorous guy. He always had a joke and a laugh to share with those he loved. He also enjoyed playing cards and spending his time outdoors. Along with his parents, Joseph is preceded in death by his step daughters, Leslie Shelton and Sandy Shelton and by his brother, Gerald. Those left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife, JoAnne; his daughters, Laura Loubet of St. Pete, FL, Terri Grimsley of St. Pete, FL, and Jamie Bailey of Fort Mill, SC; his step-daughter, Tracy December; his brother, James of Coon Rapids, MN; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren A Celebration of Life will take place at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, FL on Saturday, August 29th, 2020 at 10:00 am with Father Tim Cummings of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, officiating the services. Friends and family are welcome to gather and fellowship prior to the services beginning at 9:30 am, until the hour of service. Joseph will be laid to rest at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Linda Harris

Linda M Harris, 63, Brooksville, Hernando County
Linda M. Harris, 63, of Brooksville, FL passed away on September 14th, 2020 at her home. Linda was born to Georgio Meccariello and Doris (Thurst) Meccariello on January 29th, 1956 in Hudson, NY. Linda was a Spanish Teacher for many years, and even had the privilege of being able to teach her grandchildren the Spanish language. She moved to Brooksville, FL 10 years ago with her beloved husband of 26 plus years, Glenn, when they relocated from Virginia. Linda loved spending time with her family in her paradise, traveling, and music. She also enjoyed teaching Spanish and was very entrepreneurial by nature. She was the lyricist for her contemporary Christian rock opera titled, “The Dance of the Christ”, which exemplified her faith and love for her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Along with her father, Georgio, Linda is preceded in death by her brother Dale Meccariello. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Glenn; her mother, Doris and her brother Brian; her two children, George (Tiffany) Hamlin of Brooksville, FL and Helen (Jonathan) Langston of Brooksville, FL; and her eight grandchildren, Katelynn, Layla, Natalia, Jonathan Jr., Tamaya, Michael, London, and Austin. Private arrangements have been scheduled for Linda. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. For more details on Linda and Glenn’s journey together, please visit the website https://prayersforlindameccharris.com.


Margaret Heffley

Margaret E Heffley, 83, Hernando, FL
Margaret E. Heffley, 83 of Hernando, passed away July 7, 2020 at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto. Mrs. Heffley was born in Inverness, FL on January 19, 1937, to the late Wallace and Maryclare (Savery) Cooper and has been a lifelong resident of Citrus County. Margaret was a food service worker with the Citrus County School System. She attended the First Presbyterian Church in Inverness and the New Church Without Walls. She was a member of the Moose Lodge, loved to dance and was a loving fan of Elvis Presley. Her favorite TV shows were Dancing with the Stars and Truth or Consequences. Left to cherish her memory are her children: Ken Heffley of Floral City; Barbara “Clare” Patty of Ocala, and Kathrine “Kathy” Collett (John Tigue) of Hernando; her brother, Charles James Cooper; 6 grandchildren: Jason Patty, Loretta Wardrup, Patricia Rhodes, Johnny Paquin II, Cory Heffley and Brenda Vanover; 5 great grandchildren: Matthew,Mia, Sailor and Grace Patty, and Jordon Paquin. She was preceded in death by her husband Marvin Heffley and her brother John Wallace Cooper, Jr. A Celebration of Margaret’s life will be held at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness, on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 3:00 P.M. with Rev. Dr. Doug Alexander, Pastor of the New Church Without Walls, officiating. Friends may call from 2:00 PM until service time. Margaret’s urn will be interred at the Oak Ridge Cemetery at a later date.


Bessie Hill

Bessie D Hill, 88, Inverness, FL
Bessie Dean Hill, 88, of Inverness, FL passed away on July 13th, 2020 at her home, under the loving care of her family and VITAS Hospice. She was born to the late Pleze D. and Pearl (Powell) Kittle on January 22nd, 1932 in Oakman, Alabama. Bessie married her beloved husband, Lewis K. Hill on September 6th, 1952. Together, they traveled the world with the 22 years of service in the Air Force. Upon his retirement, they moved to the Citrus County area in 1975 from Orange Park, FL. Lewis preceded Bessie in death on November 30th, 2011. They had been married 59 years. Bessie was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing, cooking, and reading the newspaper on a daily basis. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family. Bessie was at her best in the kitchen. She was in charge of that domain. She loved the nights when she would hold court in the retelling of family get-togethers. While small in stature, her giving heart was as big as they came. Along with her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by her brother and sister, Charles Leon Kittle and Dorothy Jean Kittle Ragan and by her grandchild, Paul Hill. Those left to cherish Bessie’s memory are her children, Gregory Lewis Hill (Flora) of Canton, Georgia and Marsha (Hill) Tyler (Bobby) of Gainesville, FL and her grandson, Jason E. Hill (Lisa). A Celebration of Life will be hosted by her family at her home at a later date. Burial will take place at Florida National Cemetery of Bushnell, FL at a later date as well, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband, Lewis. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Mary Lou Hunter

Mary Lou Hunter, 86, Inverness, FL
Mary Lou Hunter of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on July 19, 2020 at the age of 86. Mary was born in Corning, NY on November 23, 1933 to the late Lorey and Editha (Gee) Allington. On February 19, 1960 she married Milford Hunter with whom she shared 60 years of loving marriage. Mary and Milford made Citrus County their home in 1993 after relocating from Corning, NY. She loved taking her family camping when her children were young. In her spare time she enjoyed reading and spending time with her grandchildren and family. In addition to her loving husband Milford, those left to mourn Mary’s passing include her daughters: Barbara Garber (Samuel), Brenda Hunter (John Cavallaro); brother, Donald Allington; sisters: Betty Robenolt, Jacqueline Allington; grandchildren: Tori Garber and Mary Beth Garber. Mary was preceded in death by brothers: James and Thomas Allington and sister, Eleanor Cole. A Gathering and Sharing of Remembrance is scheduled for Thursday, July 23, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness. Burial will be private at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL.


Bette Iley

Bette L Iley, 91, Inverness, FL
Bette L. Iley of Inverness, FL passed away at Arbor Trail Rehab & Nursing Facility on July 30, 2020 at the age of 91. Bette was born in Lawrence Township, PA to the late Sarah (Lawhead) and Lloyd Morris, SR on September 23, 1928. In 1949 she enlisted in the United States Army and was an Army Nurse in Washington, DC at Walter Reed Hospital. Bette married Reno Iley in 1950 and left Washington DC to move to Florida to raise her growing family. After her children were grown and started their own lives, she moved back to DuBois, PA and became the Director of Nursing for DuBois Nursing Home. Following her retirement in 1998, she returned to Florida. She enjoyed going to the beach and reading. Bette also loved spending time with her family. Those left to mourn Bette’s passing include her daughters: Billie Dall and her husband Kevin of Ormond Beach, FL, Rena’ Wood and her husband Joe of Inverness, FL; 6 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Bette was preceded in death by 1 daughter, 1 brother and 3 sisters. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


James Jakubowski

James A Jakubowski, 71, Hernando, FL
James Anthony “Captain Jak” Jakubowski, 71, of Hernando, FL passed away peacefully at home on August 15, 2020. James was born to Anthony and Jean (Klinges) Jakubowski on July 11, 1949 in Webster, MA. He made Citrus County his home in 1988 when he relocated from Eliot, Maine. He honorably served our great country as a member of the United States Air Force in Vietnam, and worked as a FireFighter for many years at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. James was a family man who enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. He also enjoyed fishing, all things NASCAR and visiting Disney—he and his wife were pass holders and would go to Disney any chance they could get. James was Catholic by faith. James was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Patricia and his beloved daughter, Lynn. Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Lisa (Ted) Rosenau, his three grandchildren, Maddy, Ellie and Noah; his brothers, John and Michael (Barbara); his sisters, Ruth (Chet) Oleksiak and Jeannie Jakubowski. A Military Service of Honor will take place at Florida National Cemetery of Bushnell, FL on October 19, 2020 at 2:30 PM, where full military honors will be rendered in James’ memory. Friends and family are welcome to gather and fellowship prior to the service at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home at 1:15 PM, where a procession to the cemetery from the funeral home will begin at 1:45 PM. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Caroline Jenkins

Caroline D Jenkins, 80, Inverness, FL
Caroline D. Jenkins, 80 of Inverness, passed away September 7, 2020 at Citrus Health & Rehab in Inverness. Caroline was born one of 10 children, on November, 11, 1939 in Rogersville, TN, to the late Homer and Pauline (Grogg) Meanor. Caroline grew up and worked on the family dairy farm in upstate Pennsylvania. Prior to the birth of 3 children, she and her first husband, Jim Gillooly, owned and operated a school bus service, transporting children into New York State. Caroline relocated to Sedro Wooley, Washington State where she met and married Larry Dean Jenkins, in 1980. She continued her bus driving career using her many years of experience to train new drivers. Carol, as she was known, always had treats for the kids on her bus for every holiday. She always volunteered for extra runs, busing kids to field trips and sporting events. She was especially proud of transporting volunteer firefighters to fight the forest fires in Eastern Washington. In 1994 Caroline suffered a brain aneurysm that left her paralyzed on her right side. Her strong faith, family and a good dose of stubborn perseverance helped pull her through as she learned to walk, talk, dress herself, write, cook all over again. She even got her drivers license back. In 2003 Larry and Caroline retired to Florida where they became active in Fort Cooper Baptist Church in Inverness. Caroline continued her many craft, decorating, entertaining and baking projects. She loved gardening, camping and enjoyed nature. She will be greatly missed for her generous nature, her sense of humor and her ability to hunt down the best bargain in a hundred mile radius. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Cindi Herwig and her husband, David, of Pennsburg, PA; 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Dean Jenkins in 2017, and her son, Lawrence Gillooly. A Celebration of Life Service for Caroline will be conducted on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 10:30 AM, from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, with Rev. Marne Palmani, pastor of the Ft. Cooper Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL.


Clarence Jennette

Clarence Jennette, 77, Hernando, FL
Clarence Baxter Jennette, Jr., 77, of Hernando, FL passed away August 28, 2020 at Select Specialty Hospital in Gainesville, FL. He was born in Washington, NC on December 23, 1942 to the late Clarence B. and Juanita (Peele) Jennette, Sr. Clarence was a tugboat Tankerman, former police officer, and United States Air Force veteran. He arrived in this area in 1984 coming from Virginia Beach, VA. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, tinkering in his tool shed, and tracing his family roots and genealogy. He especially loved his dogs, Toby and Annie. Clarence was well known for his sarcasm, quick wit, humor, and inviting disposition. Clarence is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Denise A. Jennette. Other survivors include his children, Dr. Kyle Jennette of Chicago, IL, Leo Jennette and his wife Heather, and Suzanne Jennette, both of Buxton, NC; brother Wayland Jennette; sister Ruby Good; and 2 grandchildren. Clarence was preceded in death by one brother, Leo Miller Jennette, a United States Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War. Clarence will be interred at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. Private cremation under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Joyce Johns

Joyce M Johns, 71, Inverness, FL
Joyce M. Johns passed away at her home in Inverness, FL on June 24, 2020 at the age of 71. Joyce was born in St. Petersburg, FL to the late Afton and Clara (Harrison) Martin on October 20, 1948. She graduated from St. Petersburg High School in 1967. On December 14, 1985 she married her husband Darius “Dave” Johns with whom she shared 34 years of loving marriage. Joyce and Dave made Citrus County their home in 2005 after relocating from St. Petersburg, FL. She was an avid reader and also enjoyed gardening and planting, and arranging flowers. Joyce loved animals, and nature. She could often be found sitting on her back porch swing reading or taking a nap. Joyce liked shopping and keeping up with friends on Facebook. In addition to her husband Dave, those left to mourn Joyce’s passing include her son, Christopher Herring of Largo, FL; daughter, Nicole Ahrens and her husband Danny of Inverness, FL; brother, A.J. Martin and his wife Elaine Casebolt of Inverness, FL; sister, Ginger Jaspers of Clearwater, FL; grandchildren: Sydney Herring, Cameron Herring and Aydan Ahrens. In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her brother, Glenn Martin. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is scheduled for Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home. Friends are invited to join Joyce’s family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that considerations for donations be given to Joyce’s favorite animal charities, ASPCA.org or alleycat.org. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Catherine Johnson

Catherine L Johnson, 73, Dunnellon, FL
Catherine L. Johnson, 73, of Dunnellon, FL passed away on August 13th, 2020 under the care of Vitas Hospice in Lecanto, FL. Catherine was born to the late Annamay (Winter) Johnson on April 8th, 1947 in Eustis, FL. She was a true collector and loved to collect many great things—she also worked at the Inverness Flea Market where she sold some of those treasures and antiques from all around. She worked with and helped train “Seeing Eye” Dogs, and helped train 13 different dogs. Catherine moved to Citrus County 60 years ago and made this area of Florida her home for the rest of her life. Catherine was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Johnson, who passed away in August, 9 years ago. Her survivors include her three daughters, Laura Fashauer, Angela Rushton, and Rebecca Farless; her many grandchildren; and her several great-grandchildren. Private arrangements have been scheduled for Catherine. Cremation with Care under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Eleanor Joppie

Eleanor R Joppie, 98, Inverness, FL
Eleanor Ruth Joppie, 98, of Inverness passed away August 4, 2020 at Arbor Trail Rehab & Nursing, in Inverness. Eleanor was born in Grand Rapids, MI on October 27, 1921 to the late Dale E. and Letha H. (Branyan) Powers. She came to Citrus County in 1982 from Lansing, MI, where Eleanor was a dispatcher for the Lansing Police Department. Eleanor was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Inverness and was a very devout person. She and her husband, Maurice, enjoyed playing cards with friends and she enjoyed sewing and knitting. She loved her 2 parrots who would talk to anyone who was around to listen. Left to cherish her memory are her sons: William D. Joppie of Perrinton, MI, and David W. Joppie, of Lansing, MI; 7 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Maurice in 2004 and her daughter, Ardis in 2006. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness on Sunday, August 9th, from 2-4 PM. Eleanor will be entombed with Maurice at the Deepdale Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Lansing, MI. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.


Ronald Kach

Ronald J Kach, 78, Inverness, FL
Ronald Joseph Kach, 78, of Inverness, FL passed away at his home on July 8th, 2020. Ron was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut on November 25th, 1941 to the late Joseph and Olga (Lopata) Kach. He was raised in Monroe, CT, and lived most of his life in Seymour, CT. He worked as an owner and operator of his own painting and remodeling business for many years. In 2010, he and his wife, Sharon, made Citrus County their home after moving from Connecticut. Ronald is described by his family and friends as being a “fun, loving guy”. He especially enjoyed being out in nature, hunting, golfing, and NASCAR racing. Ron is also fondly remembered as a “jolly soul” who always had a laugh to share with his loved ones. Ron was one of a kind who will be missed dearly. Along with his parents, Ron is preceded in death by his son, Ronald J. Kach, Jr., who passed away on December 16th, 1995. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Sharon; his son, Joseph Kach of New Milford, CT; his sister, Nancy and her husband, Lee Caudle with several nieces and nephews; and many loving friends. Ron’s family will be hosting a Celebration of Life in his memory in Connecticut at a later date, where his urn will be laid to rest. Cremation with Care. Chas. E. Davis.


Louise Keenan

Louise B Keenan, 79, Hernando, FL
Louise Blossom Keenan of Hernando, FL passed away while under the care of Vitas Hospice in Lecanto on July 8, 2020 at the age of 79. Louise was born in New York, NY on January 22, 1941 to the late Frank and Kveta (Hruska) Zavodsky and was Episcopalian by faith. In 1957 she married William Keenan with whom she shared 62 years of loving marriage. Louis and William made Citrus County their home in 1971 after they relocated from Altamonte Springs, FL. She enjoyed spending time with her husband and swimming in her pool. In addition to her husband William, Louise is survived by son, William Keenan II of Dunnellon, FL; daughter, LuAnn Peters of Land O’ Lakes, FL; stepson, Edward Keenan of St. Petersburg, FL; and several grandchildren. She is also survived by her dear friend and caregiver, Jim Fergerson of Hernando, FL. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 10:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home and will be conducted by Father Eugene Reuman of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church. Louise’s urn will be laid to rest privately at Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City, FL at a later date. Arrangements under care of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


William "Bill" Keenan

William "Bill" E Keenan, 87, Hernando, FL
William “Bill” Edward Keenan of Hernando, FL passed away at his home while under the care of Vitas Hospice on July 29, 2020 at the age of 87. Bill was born to the late Irvin and Anna (Butler) Keenan in Persinger, WV on March 19, 1933. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army. Bill was married to his loving wife Louise for 62 years. She just recently passed away on July 8, 2020. He and Louise made Citrus County their home in 1971 after relocating from Altamonte Springs, FL. Bill worked as a heavy equipment mechanic throughout his life. In his spare time he enjoyed working in his flower garden and especially liked growing tulips in his backyard and tending to the pineapple plants that lined his driveway. He took a lot of pride in his home and garden and loved the blue bottle trees he had in his yard. In addition to his yard work, Bill always enjoyed working on his farm and raising cows. For vacations, he liked going on cruises with his wife Louise. Bill is survived by sons, Edward Keenan of St. Petersburg, FL; William Keenan II of Dunnellon, FL; daughter, LuAnn Peters of Land O’ Lakes, FL; sister, Irene Thomas of Summersville, WV; and several grandchildren. He is also survived by his dear friend and caregiver, Jim Fergerson of Hernando, FL. Bill was preceded in death by his sister, Mildred Kirkland. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home and will be conducted by Father Eugene Reuman of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church. Friends are invited to join the family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Rudolph Kovac

Rudolph M Kovac, 99, Inverness, FL
Rudolph M. Kovac of Inverness, FL passed away at Arbor Trail Nursing and Rehab Facility on August 15, 2020 at the age of 99. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and was a Veteran of World War II. He was a Christian by faith and came to Citrus County, FL in 1986 after relocating from Prescott, AZ. Rudolph is survived by his brother, Robert Kovac and his wife Garnet of Bergen, NY. He was preceded in death by his wife, Leora on March 26, 2014 and his brother, Albert Kovac on May 20, 2020. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is currently pending and will be held at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home. Rudolph will be laid to rest with his wife Leora at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Margaret Lancaster

Margaret M Lancaster, 99, Inverness, FL
Margaret Marie Lancaster, 99, of Inverness, FL passed away at her assisted living residence in Inverness, on August 3rd, 2020. She was born to the late Wright and Ethel (Dearden) Madill on May 21st, 1921 in Toronto, Canada and she grew up in Keego Harbor, Michigan. She married her beloved husband, Norman, on May 1st, 1942 and in 1954, she and her husband moved to Dunedin, FL where they lived for many years. Marie and Norman later moved to Floral City in 1984 and then finally, made one more move to Inverness, FL where she lived the remainder of her life. Marie was a devoted wife and mother, working as a homemaker and serving her family and her children as her children grew up. Marie will be remembered for her love of bowling, boating, traveling, and Bridge. She will also be remembered for all of her volunteer work, which included serving on the Pinellas County Girl Scout Council, serving as President of Clearwater Altrusa Club, and serving at the Citrus Memorial Hospital as their longest volunteer, where she served for 20+ years. Marie is preceded in death by her husband, Norman, who passed away on March 18th, 2005; her two brothers, Donald and James; and her sister, Bernice Maun. Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Gary Lancaster of Tallahassee and Joanne Shinkman of Radcliff, Kentucky; her 3 grandchildren; and her 8 great-grandchildren. She was loved by many and will be missed dearly by all who got the privilege of meeting her. Marie will be laid to rest at the Florida National Cemetery of Bushnell, FL, under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Jay "Stretch" Lange

Jay "Stretch" W Lange, 63, Inverness, FL
Jay “Stretch” Walter Lange, age 63, Inverness, FL passed away suddenly on July 1, 2020 at his residence. Mr. Lange was born in Baltimore, MD on June 2, 1957 to the late Walter “Dutch” and Celestine “Sally” (Crosse) Lange and moved to Citrus County following his discharge from the Navy in 1980. He was an appliance repair technician and worked with Welch Appliances for over 20 years before the appliance store closed. He was a repair man through and through and always there to help when someone needed it. He was a rocker at heart and loved riding his Harley Davidson. His daughter was the love of his life and worked hard everyday to give her the best life. The apple to his eye was his granddaughter, Brooklyn. He loved playing with her in the pool, throwing snap-pops, and receiving her hand drawing cards and pictures. He was so proud to be her “Papa”. Left to cherish his memory is his daughter, Jessica Gallant and her husband “Bo”, Inverness, FL; Step-son, Doug Kelsey, Eustis, FL; Father, John Piombino, Hernando, FL; 3 brothers: Michael, Patrick, and Timothy Lange; 2 sisters: Patricia Turner and Shaun Dunn; Nephew, Eric Turner, Wesley Chapel, FL; 1 grandchild, Brooklyn Faith Gallant. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Friday, July 10, 2020 at 2:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with The Rev. Dr. Doug Alexander of the New Church Without Walls officiating. Following Pastor’s service, Military Honors will be rendered. Jay’s urn will be laid to rest at a later date in Florida National Cemetery.


Joseph Lanzendorfer

Joseph H Lanzendorfer, 97, Inverness, FL
Joseph (Joe) Herman Lanzendorfer, age 97 of Inverness, FL passed away August 22, 2020 in Citrus Health & Rehab Center in Inverness. He was born in Punxsutawney, PA on March 28, 1923 to the late Joseph and Rhoda (Stewart) Lanzendorfer. He graduated from Punxsutawney High School in 1941. After graduation, he moved to Philadelphia and worked as a machinist at Sun Ship, Chester, PA. He later moved to Feasterville, PA to raise his family and obtained employment at American Meter, Thiokol Corporation, and Pennwalt Corporation in Warminster, PA. He retired in 1988. In 1961 while living in Feasterville, he became an active member of the Feasterville Fire Station No.1. During his time with the fire company, he served in the capacity of trustee, secretary, president, and assistant fire chief. In earlier years, his home was used as a call center for dispatching the fire equipment. In 2013, the fire company dedicated a fire truck in his honor, and he proudly rode in the 4th of July parades in that truck. He also served one year as the grand marshall of the annual 4th of July parade in Feasterville, PA. At the time of his death, he was the oldest life member of the fire company. Joe was also a Life Member of Fairless Hills Elks Lodge No. 2023 in Morrisville, PA and the First Lutheran Church of Inverness FL. Joe was preceded in death by his wife Mildred in 1982. In 1989, he married Louise “Weezie” Doelling. While being a “snowbird”, he enjoyed attending the Phillies spring training in Clearwater, FL. He was an avid fan of both the Phillies and Eagles. During the winter months, he and “Weezie” enjoyed cruising the Caribbean Islands and other trips with the Share Club. In 2019, he and “Weezie” moved to Florida permanently. Joe is survived by his three children: Cheri (Gerald) Miller, Navato, CA; Patricia (John) Kelly, Bristol, PA; Daniel (Pamela) Lanzendorfer, Furlong, PA; a step-son, Keefe Doelling, Inverness, FL. He had 4 grandchildren: Jeffery, Jennifer, Yvonne, and Jenell; 6 step-grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and 9 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death in 2018 by his sister, Anna Marie Jordan. Funeral services will be conducted from the Kirk & Nice Suburban Chapel in Huntingdon Valley, PA with burial following in Sunset Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Feasterville Fire Company No.1, 20 Irving Place, Feasterville, PA 19053. Local arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL


Janet Lemieux

Janet L Lemieux, 76, Inverness, FL
Janet L. Lemieux, 76, of Inverness, FL passed away July 7, 2020 at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL. She was born in Boston, MA on April 24, 1944 to the late Wesley C. and Hazel F. (Borden) Smith. Janet was a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 20 years, retiring in 2005. She arrived in this area in 1978, coming from Holbrook, MA. She attended Floral City Baptist Church and First Christian Church in Inverness and enjoyed quilting, crocheting, and reading. She served as past president of TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Safely), and volunteered for Humanitarians of Florida, a cat rescue organization, and enjoyed shopping at Habitat for Humanity of Florida. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 48 years, Arthur Lemieux in 2015, and a brother George Smith. Survivors include her children Richard G. Lemieux of Largo, FL, Jeffrey Lemieux and his wife Tamy of Oldsmar, FL, Brian W. Lemieux and his wife Lauren of Bushnell, FL, and Jennifer Johnson and her partner Ruben Castillo of Inverness, FL; brother Robert Smith; sisters Jean Sheehan and Robin Belmore; and 5 grandchildren Dalton, Alex, Atticus, Oliver, and Georgia. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Saturday, July 18, at 3:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home from 2:00 P.M. until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, a donation to her favorite charity, Humanitarians of Florida, would be greatly appreciated.


Judith Lemond

Judith A Lemond, 76, Hernando, Citrus County
Judith Ann Lemond, age 76, Hernando, Florida passed away Saturday, July 18, 2020 at the Hernando-Pasco Hospice Center in Lecanto. Judy was born in Paterson, NJ on July 19, 1943 to the late Albertus White and Corine Blair White and came to Citrus County in 2001 from Glen Rock, NJ. She was employed as a cashier for the A & P Grocery Stores prior to retirement. She attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. Judy had a love for Disney and vacationed there often, bringing her daughter, Megan, family and friends. You could always count on a beautiful Disney ornament or gift from Judy during the holidays. She loved life, staying busy, traveling, seeing family and friends, catching up on the phone, receiving school and sport pictures of her nieces and nephews, being active for many years with the Special Olympics, seeing shows and movies with her daughter, liked to laugh over the latest celebrity gossip, loved pets and spoiled them, like she did everyone else. Judy had a quiet strength that was admired by all; she was the kindest, most helpful and loving lady around, and family meant the world to her. We are all better off for knowing and loving such an amazing and generous woman. Touching the hearts of many, Judy leaves behind many adoring family members and friends. We will cherish our fond memories with her forever. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter Megan Elizabeth Lemond of Hernando, FL; brothers: William White and his wife Carol and Bruce White and his wife, Francis, both of New York; nieces and nephews: Deborah Ann White, William J. White and his wife, Lisa, Kenneth White, Michael White and his wife, Denise, Christine White, William Helms and his wife Barbara, Jeffrey Helms and his wife Diane, Chris Helms and his wife, Shari; great nephew and niece are Ryan and Katie Helms. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Robert Peter Lemond, who passed away December 22, 2008. There is a Celebration of Life scheduled for Monday, July 20, 2020 at 4:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. The Rev. Dr. Doug Alexander will preside. Family and friends are invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Judy’s memory to: HPH Hospice, 2939 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy., Lecanto, FL 34461, phone 352-527-4600. Cremation with care provided by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Marceline Leonard

Marceline Leonard, 92, Inverness, FL
Marceline Leonard, age 92, Inverness, FL passed away at Vitas Hospice in Lecanto on September 17, 2020. A native of Atlantic City, NJ., she was born October 1, 1927 to the late Joseph and Mary (Prendergast) Greene and came to Citrus County in 1994 from Ft. Myers, FL. She was a dressmaker and housewife and was Lutheran by faith. She is survived by her 2 sons, Scott Leonard of Inverness with whom she lived and Glenn D. Leonard; there are 2 grandchildren. Marceline was preceded in death by her husband Martin Leonard on September 7, 2016 and her daughter, Dawn M. Leonard. Private burial will be in Florida National Cemetery. Cremation With Care. Chas. E. Davis


Gordon Loch

Gordon L Loch, 85, Floral City, FL
Gordon Lamar Loch of Floral City, FL passed away at his home with his loving family by his side on August 30, 2020 at the age of 85. Gordon was born in Pontiac, MI on June 10, 1935 to the late Lewis and Mildred (Clark) Loch. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and was a Veteran of the Korean War. In 1966 he married his wife Shirley (McCarthy) with whom he shared 54 years of loving marriage. In his spare time Gordon enjoyed the great outdoors and liked hunting and fishing. He also liked woodworking, working in his yard and gardening. He was a fun loving man that never met a stranger. Gordon always had a smile on his face and could put a smile on others with his quick wit, jokes and happy personality, In addition to his wife Shirley, those left to mourn Gordon’s passing include his 4 sons: Gary, Rob and his wife Holly, Jeff and his wife Gina and Alan. Gordon also leaves behind 13 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; sisters in law Terry, Kim and husband Bob Gray; brother in law, Timothy and wife Cathy McCarthy. Gordon will be laid to rest with full military honors at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 10:30 AM. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Ralph Luongo

Ralph E Luongo, 86, Gloucester, MA
Ralph Luongo of Gloucester, MA, passed away peacefully on August 19th, 2020 at the age of 86. He was born on June 28th, 1934 to Jenaro and Anne Marie (Driscoll) Luongo and grew up in Lexington, MA. Ralph served in the US Navy during the Korean War and upon returning, attended Wentworth Institute. After graduation, he went on to achieve his Master Plumber License. For over 30 years, Ralph owned and operated a successful plumbing and heating business in both Gloucester, MA and Hillsboro, NH. After retiring from his business, he went on to become the Director of Facilities at the ConVal School District in Peterborough, NH. He also proudly served as a volunteer firefighter for 9 years in Hillsboro, NH. While living in Gloucester, he developed many homes and properties on Cape Ann, including the Cape Ann Motor Inn which he built, owned, and operated for numerous years. For 15 years, he served as the Post 59 Commander at the American Legion in Hillsboro and pioneered the new construction of the current facility in 1996.His goal was to increase awareness and expand services for the benefit of the veteran and local communities. In addition to his contributions to the American Legion, he was actively involved with local Amvets, VFW, Moose Lodge, and Elks organizations. Not only was Ralph a leader, but he was also considered a friend to many. In his free time, Ralph enjoyed travelling, golf, sport fishing and hunting and became an avid Red Sox fan later in life. You could frequently find him in the company of his closest friends, Damon Murray, “Cricket” Hebert, Danny Clow, Carroll Hazen, “Beanie” Broadley, and “Dump” Land getting into mischief wherever they went. He is survived by Jeanne Clarke, his former spouse and mother of his two children; Scott J. Luongo and his wife Lan “Mimi”; and Lisa A. Doucette and her husband James, all of Gloucester, MA. He also leaves stepchildren Michael Mooney of Hillsboro NH, Patrick Stickney of Long Island, NY and Julie Talbott of Navarre, Florida and his son-in-law, Ray Brunelle of Enfield, CT. He was predeceased by his second wife, Mary Stickney and her children, James Mooney, Rosemarie Brunelle, and son-in-law, Jamie Talbott. He also leaves many nieces, nephews, and grandchildren, in addition to countless friends. He will be missed by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to one of the many Veteran organizations which Ralph was involved with. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Mark Marques

Mark J Marques, 44, Lake Panasoffkee, FL
Mark J Marques II age 44 from Lake Panasoffkee, Florida passed away at home on July 14th, 2020. Mark was born April 14th, 1976 in Flemington, New Jersey to Anthony Marques and Marian (Smaldone) Kobb. Mark is predeceased by his father Anthony, maternal grandmother Frances Smaldone, and his uncle Vincent Smaldone. Before moving to Florida, Mark was a resident of Brick, New Jersey where he worked as a talented irrigation specialist and continued his line of work in Florida. Mark will always be remembered for his boisterous laughter and his ability to always make sure that everyone was smiling. In his spare time he loved the freedom he felt riding his motorcycle and listening to the music that he deeply related to. He was a loyal and beloved husband, son, brother and uncle who cared and loved passionately to his inner core. Mark was truly a man that would have your back in any situation he believed in. He protected and defended his family and friends fiercely. He was definitely a "ride or die" man with the highest level of loyalty you will ever find in a person. Mark was Christian by faith who wouldn't think twice to give the shirt off his back or give his last dollar to anyone in need. Mark is survived by his mother Marian (Smaldone) Kobb and his stepfather Brian Kobb of Lake Panasoffkee, Florida. Mark was the loving husband to Kathleen Palmer Marques of Brick, NJ. Kathy was the center of his world whom he loved deeply and unconditionally, as she did with him as well. She will miss him tremendously forever. Surviving also are his siblings whom he held a very tight-knit relationship with Jennifer Marques-Compostella and her husband Joseph of Inverness, Florida, his adored brother Mathew Marques and his wife Katherine, his nephew and niece Gabriel and Hailey Marques, along with Vinny, Alexis and Joey Compostella who will miss the love, fun, and laughter their uncle so selflessly provided and Mark always made sure they had in his presence. Mark also leaves behind his "brother from another mother" and best friend Jerry Velazquez and his wife Patty along with many other friends, aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, sister-in-law's, that will forever miss him especially during holiday family gatherings where he would break out his guitar, play, and sing for everyone's delight and entertainment. Mark always knew the right music to play to capture the moment perfectly and emotionally. Mark was a very fortunate man who was able to spread his infectious love and happiness to everyone he crossed paths with and was loved by so many including his loyal dog Dinky. A celebration of life for Mark will be held on Friday July 24th 2020 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. with the service at 5:00 p.m. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.


George Martinez

George A Martinez, 77, Floral City, FL
George A. Martinez, age 77, of Floral City, FL passed away at home on June 25th, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on December 1st, 1942 to Antonio and Magnalena (Aguirre) Martinez in Christine, Texas. George worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator for the Citrus County Road Department, primarily working the “road grater”. George and his wife, Angelita, were married in 1962. Together, they moved to Florida in 1971 from Texas, and in 1972, made Citrus County their home where George lived the remainder of his life. He enjoyed attending First Baptist Church of Floral City, FL and later, started attending Wahoo Baptist Church of Bushnell, FL. George loved life and lived it to the fullest. He will be remembered most for his loving, big heart—George would give you the shirt off of his back, and was always looking for a reason and a way to help someone. He loved all people, no matter their background or color of their skin. George was an avid outdoorsman, frequently teaching his children wilderness survival skills. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, and doing anything outside, especially tending to his garden. He loved flowers, but the Yellow Rose of Texas was his favorite. He taught his children how to play Softball and how to whistle—George loved to teach and pass on his knowledge to his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. George was a Boy Scout Leader for many years, and also dabbled in Carpentry. He loved cookouts with his big family, dancing, and is lovingly described by his family as a “social butterfly”. George was preceded in death by his parents and many of his brothers and sisters. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Angelita; his son, George Anthony Martinez of Ocala, FL; his three daughters, Martha Bass (William) of Floral City, FL, Mary Ann Lozoya (Arturo) of Floral City, FL, and Melissa Martinez of Floral City, FL; his two brothers, Ralph Martinez of Brownfield, TX and Rudy Martinez of San Saba, TX; his sister, Nora Garcia of Richland Springs, TX; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. George was loved by many and will be missed dearly. A Celebration of Life will be conducted by the family and will take place on Friday, July 10th, 2020 from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm at the Wahoo Baptist Church of Bushnell, FL, with Pastor Santiago Huron conducting the services. Friends and family are welcome to attend the services. For those attending the service at the church, the church requests that everyone wear a mask. Flower arrangements are appreciated, and the family asks that the arrangements be sent directly to the Wahoo Baptist Church on Friday, July 10th by 10 am. Cremation with Care. Chas. E. Davis.


William McCabe

William J McCabe, 78, Inverness, FL
William James McCabe, 78 of Inverness, passed away July 31, 2020 at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Hudson. William was born April 17, 1942 in Albany, NY, to the late Burton and Edith (Stephens) McCabe. He was a US Army veteran and an iron worker in the construction industry. Left to cherish his memory are his children: Sean McCabe of Albany, NY, Cynthia McCabe of Safety Harbor, FL, Tami McCabe of Saratoga Springs, NY and Shannon McCabe of Albany , NY. He is also survived by his brother, Ted Simons of Nashville, TN and his sisters Barbara Jancek of Inverness, FL and Janice Vester of Tennessee; 2 grandchildren and his dog, “Kellie”. Following cremation, William’s urn will be laid to rest at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. Cremation with care. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Dwayne McCullough

Dwayne H McCullough, 57, Fort White, FL
Dwayne Harrison McCullough of Fort White, FL passed away at Lake City Medical Center on June 28, 2020 at the age of 57. Dwayne was born in Miami, FL on August 6, 1962 to Price Harrison and Joyce Irene (Easter) McCullough. On October 28, 2012 he married Nitaya (Nitisamphand) with whom he shared 7 years of loving marriage. Dwayne worked as a Physical Therapist and enjoyed watching football and listening to music in his spare time. He was a Christian by faith. In addition to his wife, Dwayne’s passing will be mourned by his father, Price; son, Lawrence; daughters: Macey, Jessica and Miranda; brother, Dale; sister, Brenda; and 6 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother Joyce on February 25, 2011. A Graveside Committal Service is scheduled at Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City, FL on Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 2:00 PM and will be conducted by Pastor Dale Marshall. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Carolyn McDonald

Carolyn A McDonald, 84, Floral City, FL
Carolyn Ann McDonald, 84, of Floral City, passed away September 3, 2020 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Carolyn was born in Evansville, IN on February 27, 1936, to the late Wilfred and Phronia (Higdon) Overfield. She was a member of the New Testament Baptist Church in Floral City. Carolyn enjoyed working and had many jobs, including being a vet tech, bank teller. She owned and operated her own school bus for 25 years. She also enjoyed doing yard work, decorating. fishing, and traveling. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 30 years, Jerry McDonald; her son, Jeffrey Steinhauer; a daughter, Cathy Coomes and husband Ted, Evansville, IN; her grandchildren: Meagan Coomes, James Schroeder, Jonathan Schroeder and Jordan Whitledge; great grandchildren: Paige Schroeder, Lillie Schroeder, and Morgan Schroeder. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Cheryl Snyder, a brother, Thomas Overfield, sister, Sandra; and grandson, Zachery Coomes. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM. There will be a prayer service at 5:30 conducted by Pastor Ledford Hodges. Additional services from Browning Funeral Home in Evansville on Saturday at 11:00 A.M. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.


Dolores McFayden

Dolores V McFayden, 96, Hernando, FL
Dolores Victorine “Rene” McFayden, 96 of Hernando, FL, passed away at home on July 28, 2020 under the care of her family and Vitas Hospice. Rene was born on January 18, 1924 in Moneague - St. Ann, Jamaica, to the late Victor Webster and Christine (Flash) Waddington. She was a faithful member of the Hernando United Methodist Church. She was a woman of worth whose children rose up and called her blessed. Her beautiful smile and sweet disposition drew everyone that she met. Hers was a loving, giving, generous heart towards all. Always missed, forever remembered. Left to cherish her memory are her children: Anthony McFayden and Joan Blair-Henry, both of Hernando, FL, Robert McFayden and wife, Debra of Orlando, Beverly McFayden-Francis and husband, Stephen of Herndon, VA, and Suzanne McFayden of Austin, TX; 11 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren. Rene was preceded in death by her husband Vincent McFayden in 2005 and her brother, Headley G. Waddington of London, England in 2019. A celebration of Rene’s life will be held at a later date at the Hernando United Methodist Church. Her urn will be interred at the Hernando United Methodist Memorial Garden. Cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Tony Medlock

Tony H Medlock, 61, Hernando, FL
Tony Medlock, 61, of Hernando, FL passed away at home on July 8th, 2020. He was born to Ronald A. Medlock (Geneva) and the late Barbara (Elder) Medlock on September 13th, 1958 in Albany, GA. He made Citrus County his home for the past 10 years when he moved to Hernando, FL from Tampa. Tony worked as a Construction Superintendent for TWT Restaurant Design for many years. Tony was a nature lover who enjoyed fishing from his dock with his grandkids, riding and tinkering with his motorcycle, and driving his sports car. Tony had an infectious laugh coupled with aneverlasting sense of humor that will be cherished by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. Tony is preceded in death by his mother, Barbara and those left to cherish his memory are his children, Matthew Medlock (Tiffany) of Mississippi, Brittany Grau (Jeremy) of Florida, and Austin Medlock (Teresa) of Georgia; his two brothers, Ronald and Terry; his sister, Katherine Hanna; his seven grandchildren, Amber, Alex, Hannah, Elijah, Hayden, Tallan, and Millie. Tony’s love reached far beyond those listed here. He was loved by many and will be missed greatly. Private arrangements have been scheduled for Tony. Cremation with Care. Chas. E. Davis.


Col. John Mitchell, Jr

Col. John Mitchell, Jr, 74, Inverness, FL
Colonel (Retired) John William (Pat) Mitchell, Jr. passed away after a fierce but brief fight with COVID-19 on Saturday, August 22, 2020, in Inverness, Florida. A military brat from birth, Pat lived all over God’s green earth—from Fort Dix, New Jersey, where he was born on September 29, 1945, to Misawa, Japan, where he earned the rank of Eagle Scout and graduated high school in 1963. He was raised by his mother, Ilileen (Irish) Montgomery and stepfather John (Monty) Montgomery, along with his grandparents, Ora and Onetta McCormick (both deceased) and his father, John Mitchell, Sr. (deceased). Pat leaves behind his bride of 51 years, his “Ruthie,” Ruth Ann (Dion) Mitchell. Together they raised four children: Monty (Tonna) Mitchell, Dionna (Tom) Ford, Shawna (Mike Plant) Mitchell, and Tamara (Daniel McDonald) Mitchell—all “outstanding,” as Pat said many times himself. Pat was excited to discover a bonus daughter, Beth (Mike) Bostrom, late in life. He delighted in his grandchildren, Tyler, Mackenzie, Kieran, Ailia, Rhonin, Toryn, Ryann, and Logan, who will remember dancing, fishing, and riding in the golf cart with their Grandpa/Papaw. He is also survived by two sisters, Lonnie Hester and Bobi (Jim) Norris, and a host of great-grandchildren, nephews, and nieces. Pat was preceded in death by his brother, Mike Montgomery. Pat loved each member of his family with a passion, but PTSD sometimes robbed him of the means to clearly express it. We knew, though, especially as the years softened that gruff exterior. With every silly dance, every team coached, every holiday dinner and prayer, and every time he bragged on us until we rolled our eyes in mock embarrassment, we felt his love and pride. Pat proudly served our country for 30 years. He joined the United States Army in 1964. He spent time as an enlisted man in Missouri, Oklahoma, and Germany, and graduated Officer Candidate School in Fort Sill, Oklahoma in 1965. Pat then served three tours in Vietnam: in Battery B, 6th Battalion, 29th Field Artillery, 4th Infantry Division (1965–1966); in Battery C, 2nd Battalion, 33rd Field Artillery, 4th Division (1966–1967); and 1st Infantry Division (the Big Red One) (1968–1969). He spent three years as Advisor to the Royal Thai Field Artillery in Thailand from 1971–1974, then returned home to serve as an ROTC Instructor at Kansas State University. He left the Army and earned a criminal justice degree from Park University in Missouri. He spent the final 18 years of his military career as a full-time technician with the Kansas Army National Guard, retiring in 1994. Pat’s dedication and bravery shone bright throughout his service. He earned a variety of medals and honors, including the Army Distinguished Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal with Valor (second oak leaf clusters), Meritorious Service Medal (third oak leaf clusters), Air Medal with Valor (fourth oak leaf clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal, and many others. He was inducted into the Fort Sill Artillery OCS Hall of Fame and the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara. More important than his formal decorations, Pat was respected and beloved both by those he served under and those he commanded. He was known for meticulous involvement in every detail of his command, his knowledge and diligence, and his fun-loving personality. Pat remained committed to his fellow service members after retirement—serving in the American Legion Capitol Post 1 and VFW Post 4337, participating in Vietnam veteran (Spotswood Dewitt Chapter) reunions, and fundraising for the Fort Sill Artillery OCS Heritage Center and Honor Flight of West Central Florida. Moreover, he touched hundreds of lives as a coach with his daughters’ summer softball teams, as well as in the Shawnee Heights school district as assistant coach for the girls’ high school softball team, substitute teacher, and school bus driver. Pat spent the last six years living his best life with his bride and his cherished service dog, Laddie, at his side in Inverness, Florida. He spent much of that time at the Inverness Golf and Country Club, golfing and joking with his friends, the “Nooners.” In between rounds, he, Ruthie, and Laddie traveled the United States, visiting family, attending reunions, and enjoying the country for which he had given so much of himself. One of his special joys was touring Civil War battlefields, and he faithfully took Ruthie to Decorah each year to see her eagles. A family-only memorial service with military honors is planned for September 1, 2020, at Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, after which he will rest in Arlington Cemetery, Washington D.C. The service will be live-streamed on Facebook at 11:00a.m. EST, at https://www.facebook.com/ChasDavisFuneralHome. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Col. Pat Mitchell’s name to the Artillery OCS Heritage Center, http://www.artilleryocsalumni.com/support.html, or to Honor Flight of West Central Florida, P.O. Box 1046, Inverness, FL 34451.


Avery Monesson

Avery Z Monesson, 81, Inverness, FL
Avery Zachary Monesson of Inverness, FL passed away at Arbor Trail Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility in Inverness on September 6, 2020 at the age of 81. Avery was born in Plainfield, NJ to the late Louis and Marian (Selbin) Monesson. He made Citrus County his home 25 years ago after relocating from Sebring, FL. Avery was a spiritual man and enjoyed studying the Bible. He was an extremely talented gardener and worked as a Nurseryman, owning nurseries throughout the state of Florida. Avery grew organic fruit and vegetables and enjoyed freeze drying some and sharing them with his family. He will be remembered as the most kind, gentle and caring soul. Avery genuinely cared for others and always went out of his way to insure that he never offended or hurt anyone’s feelings. He is survived by his loving niece, Marian Kallman-Townsend. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Irene Nunes

Irene M Nunes, 87, Inverness, FL
Irene Mae Nunes, 87, of Inverness, FL passed away at her residence on June 24, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Boston, MA on July 26, 1932 to the late Kenneth and Violet (Anderson) Wilder. Irene was a Registered Nurse and arrived in this area in 1989, coming from Connecticut. She was Baptist by faith. Irene enjoyed golfing, photography, sewing, and camping. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Joseph Nunes in 2012, one son, Paul Nunes in 2001 and one daughter, Nancy Buebendorf in 2018. Survivors include her children Joseph Nunes, Jr. and his wife Susan of Inverness, Diane Kearns and her husband Patrick of Southbury, CT; brother Kenneth Wilder, Jr. of Spring City, PA, and sister Priscilla Dais and her husband Earle of Rehoboth, MA; 6 grandchildren and 4 great children. A Celebration of Life Service for Irene is scheduled for Friday, July 3, 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness with Pastor Kevin Ballard of Calvary Chapel officiating. Irene will be laid to rest with her husband Joseph at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. at a later date.


Antoinette Ohnefloss

Antoinette Ohnefloss, 76, Floral City, FL
Antoinette Ohnefloss of Floral City, FL passed away at her home on September 16, 2020 at the age of 76. Antoinette was born in Covington, KY on August 12, 1944 to the late Howard and Thelma (Huesman) Luck. Prior to retirement she was employed as a Policy Specialist for Ohio National Financial Services for 20 years. Antoinette made Citrus County her home in 2001 after relocating from Crestview Hills, KY. She was Catholic by faith and had attended worship services at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Antoinette enjoyed traveling and loved animals. She also enjoyed cooking, Those left to mourn Antoinette’s passing include her husband of 47 years, Benjamin Ohnefloss; her son, David Ohnefloss; brother, Daniel; sisters: Kathy, Nancy and Judith; grandchildren: Drew and Sheridan; and three great grandchildren. Antoinette was preceded in death by her brother, Thomas. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Harriet Oleson

Harriet J Oleson, 93, Inverness, FL
Harriet Joyce Oleson, age 93, passed away on August 18, 2020 at Avante Care Center in Inverness, Florida. Joyce was born on January 20, 1927 in rural South Dakota. The family farmhouse did not have indoor plumbing, nor electricity, and was heated by a wood burning range. In the winter they would cut chunks of ice from the creek and store them in a cave that stayed cool in summer. Joyce was the youngest of six children. During the Great Depression 8-year-old Joyce caught gophers with a friend and earned 2 cents per tail, big money! She graduated from Faulkton High School in 1945 and worked at the RCA Defense plant in Lancaster, Pennsylvania during the summer of 1944. Riding the train and helping the war effort was thrilling, but this "Rosie the Riveter" was destined to become a teacher. Joyce met the love of her life, Gale Oleson, at a dance in Cresbard, South Dakota when she was a teenager. They married December 26, 1947 in Elk Point, South Dakota. Joyce was teaching fourth grade there at the time. She taught 9 students at a country school prior to graduating from Northern State Teacher's College. Joyce was a natural teacher as her grandmother, mother, and three sisters were teachers. Her daughters became educators as well. Joyce taught fifth and sixth graders for many years in Elkhorn, Nebraska. Joyce received the Former Educator of the Year award in 2001 from Elkhorn Public Schools. This was an honor she proudly accepted. She loved seeing old colleges at the ceremony as she retired in 1988. Joyce loved reading aloud to her children on family vacations. She never stopped teaching and frequently read trip books aloud- information about the Civil war or national parks. "Historical" information was a favorite, and she liked to call it "hysterical". She loved taking her grandchildren to museums and educational and historical sites as well. Joyce and Gale moved to Omaha, Nebraska in 1954 and raised four daughters there. She spent the last years of her life in Inverness, Florida, having moved from Omaha, Nebraska in 2003. Joyce is predeceased by her daughters Meg and Dot Oleson. She is survived by her daughter Joy Livingston (George) of Floral City, Florida, and her daughter Beth Bross (Brian) of Omaha, Nebraska, three grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.


Daniel Olinger

Daniel Olinger, 57, Bushnell, FL
Daniel Olinger of Bushnell, FL passed away at his home while surrounded by his loving family on July 2, 2020 at the age of 57. Daniel - Danny, Dancing Bear, Big O, Colonel, Coach O, but most importantly Dad - was born in Tampa, FL to Mary (Kril) Olinger and the late George William Olinger on December 14, 1962. In 2007 he married his wife, Kimberly (West) with whom he shared 12 years of marriage. Danny had a career in Law Enforcement that spanned over 30 years. He worked as a Corrections Officer for the State of Florida then went on to work for the Sumter County Sheriff’s office until his retirement in 2016. A Baptist by faith, he attended worship services at the Wahoo Baptist Church in Bushnell. Being born and raised in Florida, Danny was a Gator fan through and through, those FL-GA games were always exciting in a house divided. He was also a huge fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (something the whole family could agree upon!) and a lifelong season ticket holder. He’ll be watching those New England transfers from his new box seats upstairs. Danny loved spending time on the water with his family and friends. He also dedicated a significant amount of his time coaching baseball and Pop Warner football in Sumter County. He was a mentor not only to the children he coached over the years but, also to his community and the fellow officers he worked with throughout his extensive career in law enforcement. In addition to his wife Kimberly, those left to mourn Danny’s passing include his children: Cooper Olinger, Sera Prenzlow, Charli Cassidy, Americus Cassidy, and Kyleigh Cassidy; and his mother, Mary Olinger. He is also survived by sisters: Verda Watson and Stella Olinger; dear sisters in law: Tracy West Bumpus, Alison West; and many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is scheduled for Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 3:00 PM at Calvary Chapel located at 960 S. US-41, Inverness, FL 34450 and will be conducted by Pastor Paul Alonzo of Wahoo Baptist Church, Bushnell. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 1:30 PM until the hour of service. Following the chapel service, honors will be rendered by the Sumter County Sheriff’s Department Honor Guard. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Dorothy Overgard

Dorothy B Overgard, 87, Hernando, FL
Dorothy B.Overgard, 87, of Hernando, FL passed away on September 5th, 2020 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL. Dorothy was born to the late Cosimo and Frances (Bodenschatz) Baldosoro on May 30, 1933 in Staten Island, NY. Dorothy worked for New York City Telephone for 10 years, then as a Secretary in the New Jersey school system before moving to Florida. She made Citrus County her home in 1991 after moving from Flemington, NJ. Dorothy enjoyed crocheting, knitting, cooking, and all types of hospitality. She loved having company over to host and especially treasured spending time with her family. Dorothy was also a gardener and a painter who enjoyed spending some of her free time going to yard sales. Along with her parents, Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband of 67 loving years, Herbert Overgard, who passed away in February of this year; her son, Drew Overgard, who also passed away in February of this year; and her grandchild, Brian Overgard. Those left to cherish her memory are her two daughters, Darlyn Sesock (Paul) of Paducah, Kentucky and Wendy Staub (John) of North Port, FL; her daughter-in-law, Rhoda Overgard of Tuckerton, NJ, her sister, Gloria Keshecki of North Port, FL; and her 10 grandchildren, Mick Overgard (Megan), Melanie Sliker (Skip),Jason Sesock, Christopher Sesock, Kimberly Sesock, Brittany Staub, Jennifer Staub, Erica Staub, Steven Staub, and Kylie Staub, as well as many nieces and nephews. Dorothy was loved by many and will be missed dearly by all who had the privilege of meeting her. A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, September 16th. 2020 at 11:30 AM at Calvary Church, located at 2728 Harley St. in Inverness, FL with Pastor Ottis Barnett officiating the service. A visitation will be held at 10:30 AM until the hour of service at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL


Billy Owens

Billy W Owens, 79, Hernando, FL
Billy W. Owens of Hernando, FL peacefully passed away at Vitas Hospice in Lecanto, FL on August 13, 2020 at the age of 79. Bill was born in Paris, Kentucky on January 30, 1941 to the late William and Lucille (Cinnamon) Owens. He proudly served his country as a member of the U. S. Army. Bill was an English teacher at Citrus High School in Inverness, FL for over 30 years. He was an avid golfer and poker player, a world traveler, loved to read, do crossword puzzles and draw, hosted many Gourmette outings with his friends, and was a member of both the CHS Hong Kong Club and CHS Old Goats. Bill is survived by his son, William Christian Owens of California; his brother, Lonnie Owens of Florida; his former wife and friend, Caroline Morrison of Kentucky; and many dear friends and former students. There will not be a service. Cremation care is by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness, FL. Bill’s ashes will be returned to Paris, KY by his family.


James Parrish

James M Parrish, 67, Dover, FL
James McCoy Parrish of Dover, FL passed away at his home on September 9, 2020 at the age of 67. James was born in Plant City, FL on January 14th, 1953 and was a lifelong resident of the Dover, FL area. He was a Christian by faith and enjoyed the outdoors and riding dirt bikes. James’ passing will be mourned by his daughter, Lindsey Haller and her husband Bart of Inverness, FL; brother, Bruce Parrish and his wife Patsy of Oxford, FL; grandchildren: Morgan Arthur, Aiden Haller, Madilynn Haller; and great grandchildren: Cali and Corrine Arthur. James was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Cremation with care. Chas E. Davis


Frederick Parsons

Frederick A Parsons, 65, Inverness, FL
Frederick Allen Parsons of Inverness, FL passed away and went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 29, 2020 at the age of 65. Fred was born in Newark, OH on September 21, 1954 to the Bud and Ruby (Waldeck) Parsons, who were also former residents of Inverness. He graduated from Miami Carol City Senior High in Carol City, FL in 1973. Fred was a simple man that truly loved life, enjoyed being outdoors and fishing. Those left to mourn Fred’s passing include his sons: Michael and Brian Parsons; granddaughter, Victoria; and grandson, Kent. He also leaves behind his brothers: Roger of Lee, FL, Steve of Inverness, FL, Russell of King George, VA, David of Levittown, NY; and his sister, Linda of Dunedin, FL. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Lois Pearson

Lois A Pearson, 87, Citrus Hills, FL
Lois A. Pearson, 87, long time resident of Citrus Hills, FL passed away August 6, 2020 at Canterfield of Ocala. She was born in Providence, RI on September 14, 1932 to the late Lester E. and Alice E. (Davies) Grinnell and attended the University of Rhode Island. Lois was a Registered Nurse and arrived in this area in 1991, coming from Rhode Island. She attended 7 Rivers Presbyterian Church, and held memberships with the Citrus Hills Golf Club, the Rhode Island School Nurse Teachers Association, and the Charleston-Richmond Visiting Nurses Association. Mourning her loss is her loving husband of 66 years, Robert Pearson; her daughters Karen M. Pearson of Wells, ME, Cheryl A. Matthews of Vernon, VT, Robin L. Rizzo of Pound Ridge, NY, and Linda C. Tanner of Oak Harbor, WA; 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Lucille Peavy

Lucille G Peavy, 99, Citrus Springs, FL
Lucille Gravely Peavy of Citrus Springs, FL passed away at Brookdale Assisted Living Facility in Lecanto on July 19, 2020 at the age of 99. Lucille was born in Lake Toxaway, NC on June 29, 1921 to the late John L. and Mary R. (Clark) Gravely. She was married to her husband Pink Eldridge Peavy for 65 years until his passing in 2004. Lucille made Citrus Springs her home 3½ years ago after relocating from Fort Lawn, SC. A Baptist by faith, Lucille was a member of the Fort Lawn Baptist Church and attended worship services locally at the Lighthouse Baptist Church of Citrus Springs. Prior to retirement, Lucille was an underwriter for I.N.A. (Insurance Company of North America) from 1964 to 1982 and had worked in offices located in San Jose, Sacramento and Tampa. After retirement she enjoyed painting and reading. Those left to mourn Lucille’s passing include her daughter, Mary Peavy and her wife Carly Cain; sons: Phillip Edward Peavy and Lewis Lee Peavy; sisters: Delia Ann Byrd and Alta Mae Drummond; grandchildren: Vanessa Grossart, Aaron Peavy and John Eric Peavy. Lucille’s family plan to hold a graveside service at Elmwood Cemetery in Fort Lawn, SC, at a later date. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Thomas Pelletier

Thomas Pelletier, 66, Inverness, FL
Thomas Pelletier of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on September 10, 2020 at the age of 66. Thomas was born in Minneapolis, MN on October 1, 1953 to Ruth (Hawthorn) Pelletier and the late John Pelletier. In December of 2001 he married his wife, Luanne Pelletier. Thomas and Luanne made Citrus County their home in 2006 after relocating from Minnesota. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing and hunting. In addition to his wife Luanne, Thomas is survived by his mother, Ruth Pelletier; daughters: Michelle and Amy; brother, Craig; sister, Laurie; nine grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Richard Pickett

Richard G Pickett, 80, Inverness, FL
Richard G. Pickett, Sr. of Inverness, FL passed away on August 25th, 2020 at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL at the age of 80 years. He was born on December 30th, 1939 to the late Charles and Margaret (Krier) Pickett in Miller Heights, PA. He worked as a truck driver for many years. Richard moved to the Citrus County area in 2011 when he relocated form Bethlehem, PA. Richard is survived by his loving partner of 37 years, Natalie; his two sons, Robin Pickett of Naples, FL and Richard Pickett, Jr. of Wilkesbarre, PA; his two daughters, Alice Davies of Bethlehem, PA and Roxanne Ouellette of Walnutport, PA; his sister, Shirley Bailey of Whitehall, PA; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private arrangements have been scheduled for Richard. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Wayne Pike

Wayne L Pike, 89, Inverness, FL
Wayne Leon Pike, 89, of Inverness, FL passed away peacefully July 10, 2020 surrounded by his family and loved ones. He was born in Dayton, OH on June 4, 1931. He lived in Sidney, OH until 1969 when he moved his family to Florida, and then settled down in Citrus County in 1972. Wayne served his country in the Korean War as a member of the U.S. Army from 1951-1953. After his military service, Wayne became a linotype operator for the Sidney Daily News. Wayne was a very avid reader and enjoyed riding his bike, walking his dogs, and working in his garage. He was preceded in death by his mother Esther Gillespie, step-father Robert Gillespie, and father Hubert Pike; sisters Dorothy Moses, Katherine Chiles, and Clara Carey; son-in-law Raymond Cubero, and grandson SGT Robert Surber. Survivors include his loving wife of 63 years, Vera Hoover Pike; sister-in-law Esther Carey; children Kyle Pike and Kerri Surber; 6 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and his beloved dogs Booter and Puggie. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Wayne will be held on Friday, July 24, at 11:00 A.M. at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.


Raymond Pletz

Raymond O Pletz, 88, Hernando, FL
Raymond O. Pletz, 88, of Hernando, was lifted to Heaven by an Angel from God, on Monday, July 6, 2020 at his home, while under the loving care of his companion, Robert. Ray was born in Villa Park, Illinois on September 15, 1931 to the late John G. and Aida (Phillips) Pletz. He and Robert came to Citrus County in 1994 from Largo, FL. Ray was the manager of the St. Vincent du Paul Food Center in St. Petersburg, FL, prior to his retirement. Ray enjoyed fishing, gardening and performing Karaoke. He was the most caring, loving, kind and giving person. Ray was a very outgoing person who loved making new friends. Forty-two years ago, Bob asked God for someone who would love him and that he could love, and along came Ray! They have both felt blessed with love and happiness since. Left to cherish his memory is his loving companion of 42 years, Robert “Bob” L. Smith and several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Ray’s life will be conducted on Friday July 17, 2020 at 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness, with Fr. Robert Swick, officiating. His urn will be interred at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, at a later date.


William Reis

William E Reis, 65, Hernando, FL
William E. Reis, 65, of Hernando, FL passed away on July 26th, 2020 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL. He was born to the late Ralph E. and Margorie (Plenick) Reis in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania on August 28th, 1954. William worked as an Automotive Mechanic for many years. William enjoyed fishing and bowling. Those left to cherish William’s memory are his four siblings, Robert, Ralph, Karen Blank, and Kathy Reis. Private cremation arrangements have been scheduled for William, under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL. His urn will be laid to rest at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL.


Barbara Richie

Barbara J Richie, 84, Crystal River, FL
Barbara Joan Richie, 84 of Inverness, passed away September 16, 2020 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Barbara was born in Englewood, NJ, on August 29, 1936, to the late William J. and Florence (Ebbighausen) Byrnes. She came to Citrus County in 1972 from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She was a telephone service representative for both Bell South and United Telephone Companies with a combined 35 years of service before retirement. Left to cherish her memory are her children: Mike (Kim) Richie, Hernando, FL; David (Melanie) Richie, Apollo Beach, FL; Tim (Joanna) Richie, Ocala, FL; Terri (Kirsten) Richie, Crystal River, FL. 1 brother, Jim Byrnes; a special cousin/sister, Gail Hayes; 7 grandchildren: Chad, Brian, Rae, Kristen, Chase, Logan, and Reece; 2 great grandchildren: Cash and Austyn. Her adopted dachshund T.K. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Richard on Feb. 25, 2006 and her brother, William Brynes. Barbara was an avid bowler. She bowled in a woman’s league, at Sportsman’s bowl, Inverness for decades. After retirement she enjoyed golf too. “Barb” loved a good book, enjoyed crochet, and loved her “one-arm bandits” the slot machines. A generous lady with a tremendous heart, spent lots of time volunteering and helping others. She had the opportunity to travel extensively while Dick was alive in their RV, as well as, numerous trips she took with family and friends. She also enjoyed her monthly luncheons with her fellow retirees from the phone company. Her thoughts; I had a full life, blessed with a wonderful family and the very best friends. We believe she crossed all items of “the bucket list” and was ready to join all that preceded her. The Celebration of Life Service will be conducted on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness with Rev. Tom Beaverson, pastor of the First Lutheran Church of Inverness officiating. Her urn will be placed in Florida National Cemetery beside her husband at a later date. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4-6 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Barbara’s memory may be directed to: Room for One more pet rescue; 751 S Smith Avenue Inverness FL 34451 or Vitas Hospice of Citrus County; 3350 W. Audubon Park Path, Lecanto, FL 34461


Gloria Rosen

Gloria Rosen, 92, Inverness, FL
Gloria Rosen, a young lady of age 92, died peacefully at her home on September 13, 2020 under the care of Vitas Healthcare of Citrus County and her son. Gloria was born in sunny Brooklyn, NY in 1927. There she lived with her parents Benjamin and Esther Samuels and her brother Melville until moving to Hoboken, NJ. Gloria graduated from A.J. Demarest High School in Hoboken in 1944 at the age of 16. Her pursuit of further education was cut short by her father’s ill health and she entered the working world to help support her family. Gloria worked her way up in different secretarial/administrative positions as her experience increased. Early in her career she worked as a medical office receptionist where she was required to do double duty drawing patients’ blood. Later she worked as a secretary for chemical and mineral companies and retired as an executive secretary from Rolodex in Secaucus, NJ.Gloria married Melvin Rosen, a World War II veteran, in 1951. After starting their family in Jersey City, NJ they subsequently moved to Teaneck, NJ where she lived until her retirement in 1994.Gloria and Melvin had two children, a son Blair and daughter Amy. She was a dedicated mother and saw to her children’s education and experience with music and art lessons, sports activities, and family outings to cultural centers, museums, zoos, etc. Although initially against the introduction of pets in the house, Gloria did warm up and embrace the introduction of a puppy and later on an assortment of other animals in their New Jersey residence.Gloria and Melvin moved to Inverness, Florida in 1995 and resided there until their passing.Gloria’s hobbies and interests included mahjong, cooking and baking, health and nutrition, sewing, knitting, crotchet, crosswords, and reading. In Inverness she enjoyed participation in the local chapter of the Red Hat Society and the New Jersey club. Gloria was preceded in death by her husband in 2012. She is survived by her daughter Amy Rosen in Middletown, NY and son Blair Rosenand significant other M. Denise Tully in Schenectady, NY. Gloria is also survived by two grandchildrenKenny and Melissa and Melissa’s husband Ralfael Enriquezand great grandson, Jayden in lower New York State. Other surviving relatives include her sister-in-law Ruth Stepak, niece Bryna and her husband Alan Thistlethwaitein Philadelphia, and several nephews (Ronnie,Barry, and Mitchie Samuels)as well as cousinsand their wives, children and grandchildren in New England and in North Carolina. Arrangements were made by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home and Crematory in Inverness, Florida.


Morris Rosen

Morris M Rosen, 66, Inverness, FL
Morris M. Rosen, age 66, of Inverness, FL, passed away on July 29th, 2020 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Morris was born to the late Edward and Sunny (Howell) Rosen on October 8th, 1953 in North Miami, FL. He worked for the Department of Homeland Security as a TSA Agent for many years and bravely served our nation as a member of the United States Navy. Morris moved to Inverness two years ago from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Morris will be remembered as a very kind, gentle person. He loved his Harley Davidson motorcycles, adored Bully dogs, and was a gun enthusiast through and through. Morris loved his classic cars and was known, at least a time or two, to have a need for speed. He was most proud of his accomplishments and success as a TSA Agent for Homeland Security. Along with his parents, Morris is preceded in death by his sister, Roslyn Jane Rosen. Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Stefanie Adelman of Georgia; his sister, Gloria Rosen Pete; and his “adopted brother” and dear friend, JD Hade. He was loved by many and will be dearly missed. A private Celebration of Life will be held by his family at a later date. Cremation with Care will take place under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Rosemary Sanders

Rosemary Sanders, 96, Inverness, FL
Rosemary Sanders, 96, crossed over Jordan July 7, 2020, in Lecanto, Florida. Born on January 20, 1924, she spent her childhood in Central City, Kentucky, where she met her husband, Jack. They married in Chicago in 1942 and for 56 years lived a magical life together in seven states, having two daughters along the way. After she lost her husband and confidant in 1998, Rosemary marched on to live a full and fruitful life for another twenty years---even traveling around the world on the Queen Elizabeth with her sister, Martha, at 78 and celebrating her 90th birthday in Las Vegas with family and friends. No matter where she lived, Rosemary brought joy into the lives of all who knew her and was an inspirational mentor and friend to many. She was the life of the party, the hostess with the mostest, and pretty much a mini celebrity wherever she went. Whatever task or game or delight before her--be it decorating a home, cooking a meal for her family, playing tennis or bridge, walking and traveling with her friends, working crossword puzzles or whistling the blues--- she embraced it with all her heart and soul. Over the years, Rosemary was proudest of her grandchildren, who affectionately called her Moppa. Their words capture her spirit best. “Moppa was Neverland for Grandchildren, the bad Mamma Jamma. …so formidable she once killed a snake with a steam iron. She was a ray of sunshine on my face and had a keen eye for the finer side of living, not a pillow out of place or a sheet unironed. Moppa was my biggest cheerleader,a rock, larger than life,a mover and a shaker, always growing and learning new things…and dancing, sweet but sassy, dressed to the nines. She could annihilate you on the tennis court and inexplicably make you feel good about it… just completely present when she was with you. Words don’t do her justice. If there ever was doubt she truly believed in me, I never saw it, not once.” Rosemary is preceded in death by her parents, Sadie Nunley Jones and Mitchum “Pat” Nunley, her husband, Jack Sanders, her sisters, Ruth Peacock, EloiseStirsman, and Patty Beaver, her granddaughter, Martha Cook, and her great grandson, Samuel Carroll. She is survived by her sister, Martha Vanderspool, her daughters Mary Milan Cook(George) and Betsy Schneider-Akins (Bruce), her grandchildren Mary Catherine Cook (AL), Matthew Cook (Heather), Andrew Cook (Lanette) , Milan Davis (Jeannine), Katie Carroll (Justin), Elizabeth Walker (Gerald), Jenny Beckhorn and Rosemary Cook, her great grandchildren , Zachary, Jeremiah, Grace, Maddie, Sophie, Sadie, Alex, Emma Catherine, Caroline, Liam, Chloe, Violet, Harrison, Rosemary, Ethan and Mitchum, and her great great grandchildren Jacob, Matthew, Sadie Grace and Emma Jane. The family would like to thank the Oxford Unit staff at Diamond Ridge in Lecanto for their loving care of our beloved Mom and Moppa in her final two years. We will be eternally grateful. A graveside service will be held at the family cemetery in Tennessee when the pandemic subsides. Private Cremation with Care by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


David Sawyer

David K Sawyer, 69, Beverly Hills, FL
David Kenneth Sawyer, 69, Beverly Hills, FL passed away September 1, 2020 under the care of his loving family and Vitas Hospice. David was born in Garden City, MI on May 1, 1951 to Lester B. Sawyer and Virginia Walker Sawyer. He attended the Crystal River Church of Christ. Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Virginia Sawyer, Beverly Hills, FL; 2 brothers: Richard Neal Sawyer and his wife Phyllis, Hillsdale, MI; Timothy Dean Sawyer and wife Lisa, Houston, TX; 3 sisters: Sandra Kay Rice and husband Henry, Romulus, MI; Cheryl Lee Bailey and husband, Gary, Homosassa, FL; Patricia King and husband, David, Dunnellon, FL; Many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews There will be a Celebration of Life Service on Saturday, Sept 5, 2020, 10:00 AM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Mr. George Hickman of the Crystal River Church of Christ officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 9:00 AM until the hour of service.


Timothy Sewell

Timothy R Sewell, 55, Inverness, FL
Timothy Robert Sewell of Inverness, FL passed away at Bayfront Seven Rivers Hospital in Crystal River on August 20, 2020 just one day shy of his 56th birthday. Timothy was born in Miami, FL to the late Horace and Ruth (Eubanks) Sewell on August 21, 1964. He was a lifelong resident of Citrus County apart from residing in Pennsylvania for a brief time prior to 2015. Timothy was a Christian by faith and attended worship services at Floral City Baptist Church. He owned and operated Tim’s Handyman Service and enjoyed fishing and woodworking in his spare time. Timothy also enjoyed cooking and barbecuing. Those left to mourn Timothy’s passing include his daughter, Erika Sewell of Inverness, FL; son, Rilyn Sewell of Inverness, FL; grandchildren: Danilyne Wells & Makenna Wells. In addition to his parents, Timothy was preceded in death by his brother, Delbert Sewell. Timothy’s family are planning a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at Floral City Baptist Church on a later date. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


William Shannon

William F Shannon, 80, Inverness, FL
William F. Shannon, 80, of Inverness, FL passed away at his home on September 3rd, 2020. William was born to Walter and Julia (Meeker) Shannon on October 26th, 1939 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He made Inverness his home in 2005 when he relocated from Juno Beach, FL. He honorably served our great country as a member of the United States Army and, for the majority of his life, he worked as an ornamental plasterer. William loved spending time with his family and was loved by all who knew him. He is described as a “Jack of all trades” and he would absolutely help anyone who needed help. He was a great dad and a fantastic grandfather and great-grandfather. William was preceded in death by his brothers, George and Ronald Shannon. Those left to honor his memory are his wife, Shirley, whom he joined in loving marriage in 1964; his two children, Edward (Tracy) Shannon of Stewart, FL and Denise (Dean) Hardy of Riviera Beach, FL; his brother, Walter “Butch” Shannon; his two sisters, Patricia Julian and Sandra Greene; three grandchildren: Troy Shannon, Tyler Shannon and Chelsy Hunter; six great-grandchildren and one soon-to-be great-grandchild. Private arrangements have been scheduled for William. Cremation with Care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Carolyn Simmons

Carolyn M Simmons, 85, Inverness, FL
Carolyn M. Simmons, age 85, Inverness, FL passed away at home on June 30, 2020 under the loving care of her family and Hernando Pasco Hospice. Carolyn was born in Brattleboro, VT on March 25, 1935 to Lloyd H. and Bernice (Rhoades) Longueil and moved to this area in 1999 from Virginia. She was a very gregarious person, enjoying socializing with others. Additionally, she enjoyed working with her plants and spending time with her cats. Carolyn also served our country in the U.S. Navy. Left to cherish her memory are 3 children: Steven (Phyllis) Simmons, Eustis, FL; Brent (Mitzie) Simmons, St Petersburg, FL; Joy Turner, Inverness, FL; 1 sister, June of Arizona; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Simmons on July 24, 2013 and her son, Wade Simmons on January 12, 2017. She also lost 3 brothers, Frankie, Sheldon, and Howard; 2 sisters, Betty and Barbara. There will be a Celebration of Life Service on Friday, July 3, 2020 at 3:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Family members and friends will officiate. Military Honors will follow. Private burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery.


Nancy Smallwood

Nancy L Smallwood, 83, Inverness, FL
Nancy Louise Smallwood of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on July 27, 2020 at the age of 83. Nancy was born in Praise, KY on February 1, 1937 to the late Jesse and Harriett (Wright) Bryant. She was married to her husband Johnny Scott Smallwood for 42 years until his passing on May 3, 1999. Nancy and her husband made Citrus County their home in 1978 after relocating from Summersville, WV. She was a Christian by faith and attended worship services at the Inverness Church of God. Prior to retirement, Nancy was employed as the Food Service Manager at Citrus Memorial Hospital for 19 years. In her spare time she enjoyed making bead necklaces and playing solitaire. Nancy was a caregiver by nature. Not only did she care for both her husband and son prior to their passing but, she also was a dedicated caregiver for many friends over the years. Those left to mourn Nancy’s passing include her son, Johnny Smallwood; grandson, Justin Smallwood; and great grandson, Easton Smallwood. In addition to her husband, Nancy was preceded in death by her son, Robert Kevin Smallwood; and sisters: Evelyn Tuttle and Ruth Frady. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is scheduled for Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 11:30 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home and will be conducted by Pastor David Lucas of the Inverness Church of God. Following the chapel service, a committal service will take place at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL at 1:00 PM. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Robert Smith

Robert W Smith, 80, Floral City, FL
Robert W. Smith of Floral City, FL passed away while under the loving care of his family and Vitas Hospice in Lecanto on July 5, 2020 at the age of 80. Robert was born in Lynn, MA on December 13, 1939 to the late William and Florence (Waterhouse) Smith. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy and was a Christian by faith. Robert was married to his wife Rosemary for 43 years until her passing on July 27, 2019. He and Rosemary made Citrus County their home over 40 years ago and attended worship services at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness. In his spare time he enjoyed watching television and spending time with this family. Those left to mourn Robert’s passing include his daughters: Melanie Briggs and her husband Chris, Michelle Krim, Melissa Rowe; son, Michael Smith; stepsons: Bryan Hughes, John Little and his wife Denise; sisters: Joyce Shaw and Susan Wells; and 2 grandchildren. He also leaves behind his beloved Chihuahua, Casper. Robert’s family will lay him to rest at Florida National Cemetery with full military honors at a later date. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Robert Spector

Robert J Spector, 80, Crystal River, FL
Robert Jerome “Bob” Spector of Crystal River, FL passed away at his home while under the care of hospice on August 14, 2020 at the age of 80. Bob was born in Rochester, NY on May 29, 1940 to the late Louis and Bessie (Weinstein) Spector. He worked as a Real Estate Agent throughout his professional career and made Florida his home in 1974 after relocating from Rochester. Bob was Jewish by faith and attended services at Temple Israel in Ocala, FL. In his spare time he loved sailing and being on the water. Bob also enjoyed attending and participating in dog shows. When he was at home, he always kept up with the stock market and financial news programs. Those left to mourn Bob’s passing include his wife of 55 years, Carol Spector of Lecanto, FL; his daughter, Mindy Spector of Alameda, CA; 3 grandchildren: Isaac, Brittany Spector and Jack Erwin. He was preceded in death by his son, Joel Spector and his sister, Susan Urkowitz. Bob’s family plan to have a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at their home on a later date. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Nicole Sterling

Nicole M Sterling, 32, Inverness, FL
Nicole Marie Sterling of Inverness, FL passed away unexpectedly at her home on September 6, 2020 at the age of 32. Nicole was born in Akron, OH on May 29, 1988. She moved to Florida with her family as a child and was a 2006 graduate of Citrus High School. Nicole was an extremely hard worker and helped manage her family’s restaurant in Floral City, Pudgee’s. She was a clown at heart and loved dressing up in the restaurant’s hot dog costume to wave customers in from the road. Also a talented artist, she loved to paint rocks and started the rock garden in front of Pudgee’s Restaurant. Nicole enjoyed listening to reggae music and going to the beach. She loved her children and her family with all of her heart. Those left to mourn Nicole’s passing include her children: Devon Watts and Hailey Watts; her significant other of 15 years, DeWayne Watts; her parents: John and Terri Sterling; brother, Christopher Sterling and his wife Lucinda. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Gerald Stires

Gerald C Stires, 87, Inverness, FL
Gerald C. Stires, age 87, resident of Inverness, FL unexpectedly passed away on June 30th, 2020 under the care of Legacy House Hospice in Ocala, FL. He was born to the late Harvey and Eva Grace (Cole) Stires on September 30th, 1932 in Phillipsburg, NJ. Gerald bravely served our country as a member of the United States Coast Guard. Gerald is survived by his wife of 65 years, Marleen; his son, Terry Stires of Inverness, FL; his daughter, Cynthia Stires of Jacksonville, FL; and his two grandchildren, Lexie and Janelle Stires. Gerald’s urn will be laid to rest at the Florida National Cemetery of Bushnell, FL. Cremation with Care. Chas. E. Davis.


Mathilda Stone

Mathilda Stone, 87, Dunnellon, FL
Mathilda “Tillie” Stone, aged 87, passed away on July 4, 2020 after a battle with kidney disease. She was surrounded by her family. She was born to the late Lewis and Mary Hancock on June 11, 1933 in Hudson, FL. She graduated from The Sacred Heart Academy in Tampa, in 1949. From there Tillie went on to be a bookkeeper. In 1953, she married the love of her life, her “hunk”, Lyman “Rocky” Stone. He passed away in 2010. Together they built a loving family. Tillie is survived by sons Martin, Michael (Julia), Douglas (Shelly), Gerard (Beth), and daughters Rachel Ewing (Butch), and Rose Schellinger (Mark). She had 18 grandchildren (one on the way), and 24 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by brothers Lewis and William, and by sisters Blanche Hatch, Mary Godwin, and Ethel Barthle. Tillie was a devout Catholic. Wherever she lived, she always found her way into the choir. She loved to sing. She also loved to crochet, sew and cook. She was a member of the Honeybees Craft Club in Inverness before she moved to Dunnellon when her health declined. Tillie had a heart of service, whether to her family or church. She was always found in the middle of family gatherings making sure everyone was taken care of and had everything they needed. Tillie was often heard telling people to “have a safe way home.” She would tell her family, “I’ve loved you longer.” The viewing for Tillie will be a Charles Davis Funeral Home in Inverness on July 9, 2020 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at St Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Citrus Springs on July 10, 2020 at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in honor of Tillie to HPH Hospice 2939 Gulf to Lake Hwy, Lecanto FL 34461.


Richard Struble

Richard J Struble, 88, Inverness, FL
Richard Joseph Struble, 88, of Inverness, FL passed away on August 17, 2020 at The Grove Assisted Living. He was born in West Milford, NJ on October 9th, 1931 to George V. and Alice (Whritenour) Struble. He lived in Apshawa District of West Milford Township before moving to Inverness in 1977. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in Korea during the Korea War. Richard volunteered at the Apshawa Volunteer Fire Department in West Milford, NJ for 22 years before he moved to Inverness. He joined the Highlands Fire Department in Inverness in 1977 once moving here, and completed 30 years of service by September 2007. Richard was also a member of the VFW Post #4337 of Inverness. He worked as a Security Guard at the Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness for 17 years, before retiring in 1994. He and his wife attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Darlene, who passed away on March 26th, 2020; his sister, Rose Mary Specht; 2 brothers, Robert and Francis Struble, and his granddaughter, Christina Marie Gray. Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Brenda Conover, Beverly Hills, FL; his son, David, of West Milford, NJ; a sister, Patricia Burd of West Milford, NJ; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, August 21, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Fr. Tim Cummings, pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic. Burial with military honors will follow in Florida National Cemetery. Friends may visit the family at the funeral home Friday morning from 9:00 AM until the hour of service.


Nora Stuckey

Nora Stuckey, 51, Citrus Springs, FL
Nora Stuckey of Citrus Springs, FL passed away at Arbor Trail Health and Rehabilitation facility in Inverness on September 6, 2020 at the age of 51. Nora was born in Casper, WY to the late Richard and Donita (Culver) Cochran on May 10, 1969. She loved horses and owned her first horse at the age of 10. Nora went on to become a Racing Jockey, racing all over the United States for a number of years. She made Florida her home 20 years ago. In her spare time she enjoyed staying at home with her family and watching television. Nora is survived by her husband of 4 years, William Stuckey; and her daughter, Jordan Taylor Palmer. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Thomas Taylor

Thomas M Taylor, 65, Floral City, FL
Thomas Michael Taylor of Floral City, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on July 25, 2020 at the age of 65. Thomas was born in Mount Vernon, NY on February 13, 1955 to the late Thomas and Patricia Taylor. On October 26, 1980 he married Mary (Sisti) with whom he shared 39 years of loving marriage. Thomas and Mary made Citrus County their home over 20 years ago after relocating from New Jersey. He was an extremely skilled auto mechanic and knew everything there was to know about cars. In 2001 he began Citrus Tools, an online auto parts business. In his spare time, Thomas loved bowling and spending time with his family. In addition to his wife Mary, those left to mourn Thomas’ passing include his son, Michael Taylor of Inverness, FL; daughter, Jennifer Taylor of Spring Hill, FL; and sisters: Dawn Cheski and Barbara Hess both of New Jersey. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Custanzo "Gus" Terraciano

Custanzo "Gus" A Terraciano, 83, Hernando, FL
Custanzo Anthony “Gus” Terraciano from Hernando, FL formerly from New Jersey died on Monday, August 24, 2020 at the age of 83. Gus was born in Morristown, NJ on June 1, 1937 to Anthony & Rose Terraciano, Gus grew up in Madison, NJ with his three brothers and one sister. Gus enlisted in the Army from 1958 to 1962. He was the manager of Consumer Finance, (Madison, NJ) and Arrow Finance (Westfield, NJ) for 36 years. Gus then joined Liberal Finance as a Sales Rep for 13 years. Gus retired in 2010, while working part-time at Cap Services, Inc (Belleville, NJ). In January 2014, Gus moved to Florida. While living in Florida, he enjoyed smoking his cigars on the lanai, volunteering for the Citrus County Crime Watch and protecting his community. Gus loved working outdoors, he always said that mother nature was God’s miracle. He loved to plant flowers and have a garden, he definitely had a green thumb. Gus loved working in the workshop, making beautiful furniture pieces. In addition, Gus enjoyed spending time with his family and traveling to new places. In addition to his parents, Gus was predeceased by his brother Dominick and his sister-law Glenda. He is survived by his loving wife, Linda of Florida, his three daughters, Tina Terraciano of Morristown, NJ and her husband Tom Weber, Jaime Goe of Largo, FL and her husband Jeffrey and Stacy Pucillo of Florham Park, NJ and her partner Sebastian Cerciello, Jr. He is survived by his cherished grandchildren, Kyle Weber, Lucia Pucillo, and Breanna Goe. He is survived by his brother Ralph Terraciano, and his wife Betty of Montana, his sister Marion Hill and her husband Art of Parsippany, NJ and his brother Steven Terraciano and his wife Barbara, Orlando, FL. Survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral services scheduled for Friday, Sept 25, 2020, 12:30 PM at Chas. E. Davis with Pastor Doug Alexander of The New Church Without Walls officiating. Burial with honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 10:30 AM until the service begins. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that charitable contribution be made in Gus’s name to Dean Michael Clarizo Cancer Foundation at www.dmccfheroes.com. Gus was a cancer survivor and he enjoyed going to all of the DMCCF events.


Dawn Thomas

Dawn D Thomas, 54, Citrus Springs, Citrus County
Dawn Dee Thomas of Citrus Springs, FL passed away at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville, FL on August 29, 2020 at the age of 54. Dawn was born in Neptune, NJ on August 29, 2020 to Joan (Matthews) and the late Vernon Davis. She was married to her loving husband Edward Thomas until his passing on August 16, 2017. Dawn and Edward made Citrus County their home in 2007 after relocating from Neptune, NJ. In her spare time she absolutely loved going to the beach and going to water parks. Dawn also enjoyed watching the TLC channel, especially the Incredible Dr. Pol show. She was a huge fan of WWE Wrestling and liked going to Dunkin Donuts for her favorite treat, frozen coffee. Dawn was a Christian by faith and attended worship services at the Greater Dimension Church in Dunnellon, FL. Dawn is survived by her three loving children: Shawn Thomas and his wife Jennifer, Christopher Thomas and his Fiancee’ Victoria Ely, Melissa Clevenger and her husband Chris; her sisters: Tammy Yale and Patty Leskowitz. In addition to her husband, Dawn was preceded in death by her brothers: Bill and Steve Davis. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, September 26, 2020 at the Greater Dimensions Church in Dunnellon, FL. Cremation with care. Chas. E. Davis


John Thurman

John P Thurman, 73, Dunnellon, FL
The Honorable John Patrick Thurman of Dunnellon, FL passed away at his home while surrounded by his loving family on July 8, 2020 at the age of 73. John was born on October 7, 1946 in Benton Harbor, MI to the late Francis and Virginia (McLin) Thurman and was Catholic by faith. He was married to his loving wife Karen (Loveland) for 47 years. John and Karen settled in Dunnellon in 1974 after relocating from Gainesville. He attended Valencia Community College, enlisted in the Navy, was a corpsman, then went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Central Florida. John earned his Juris Doctor (JD) from the University of Florida. John was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was an avid outdoorsman, he loved to fish, hunt, snorkel and explore the beautiful waterways of Florida with his family and friends. He loved to travel, both domestically and internationally. He was a student of history and knew every road and landmark. It was one of his passions. He also took great pleasure in cooking for his family, friends and community. And on any given night you might find him playing card games or a vicious game of Sorry. He also enjoyed bowling. In the fall, his favorite past time was to go to Gator games and when he couldn’t go, he was watching his beloved gators on TV. You could hear him yelling all the way down the road for the Gators. For 47 years, after every touchdown John would always kiss his wife. He had the same excitement in watching his two granddaughters play volleyball. His professional profile, he graduated from UF law school, March 16, 1974 and admitted to the Florida Bar on October 25, 1974. He was a strong believer in justice for all. His peers considered him to be evenhanded, impartial, knowledgeable, respectful and consistent. He received numerous awards for his work. Moving to Dunnellon in 1974, he involved himself in the Dunnellon community as a Fire Department volunteer, a member of the Elks Club, Lions club, Dunnellon Little League baseball coach and a member of the Concerned Citizens of Chatmire. He valued and loved the small community of Dunnellon. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 47 years, Karen (Loveland) Thurman; his son, McLin Searl Thurman (Demarce) of Orlando, FL; daughter, Liberty Lee Thurman of Ocala, FL; brother, Frank Thurman of Citrus Springs, FL; grandchildren: Karlee Thurman, Madison Thurman and Lawson Burns. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Thurman and Marie Ann Thurman McCreedy. The family will receive friends at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Thursday afternoon from 5-7 PM. A graveside committal service will take place at Rose Hill Cemetery in Kissimmee, FL on Friday, July 17, 2020 at 3:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to The Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, PO Box 871847, Kansas City, MO 64187.


Marjorie Van Vleck

Marjorie L Van Vleck, 90, Inverness, Florida
Marjorie L. Van Vleck, age 90, Inverness, FL passed away June 24, 2020 at Vital Healthcare in Lecanto. Due to the Covid 19 virus restrictions and for the safely of those attending, the Celebration of Life for Marjorie will be scheduled at a later date. Cremation with care Chas. E. Davis. A full obituary will be published later.


Joan Verity

Joan M Verity, 89, Inverness, FL
Joan M. Verity, age 89, resident of Inverness, FL passed away on June 20th, 2020 at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL. She was born to Charles and Madeline (Walters) Vollmer on February 13th, 1931 in Babylon, NY and on August 5th, 1950, married her beloved husband, John L. Verity. John preceded Joan in death when he passed on September 26th, 2019. Joan and John made Citrus County their home in 1993 when they moved from Long Island, NY, where Joan lived the remainder of her life. She was a homemaker and loved to serve her dear family and her community. Joan helped organize the FFRA, or the Families and Friends Reaching Beyond the Disabilities organization; she was also a member of Family Care Council and a member of Pa-Qua-Tuck Camp Squaws, where she raised funds for the Pa-Qua-Tuck Camp. Joan was fondly known as the “Craft Lady”, as she could always be found doing some sort of arts and craft. She was especially known for making wreaths, which she would sell to raise donations for charity—Joan made at least a thousand wreaths during her community work. She also loved church, and would frequent the Methodist Church of Inverness often. When she lived in New York, she was a Sunday School Teacher at the Methodist Church of Amityville, NY. Joan loved working with children of all abilities, and teaching them the love that Christ has for them. Joan is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, John, who was laid to rest at the Florida National Cemetery of Bushnell, FL. Those left to cherish her memory are her children, John C. Verity (Debi) of Becket, MA, William Verity (Beth Ann) of South Bend, IN, David Verity of Inverness, FL, and Irene Nicola of Sarasota, FL; her nine grandchildren; her six great-grandchildren; and of course by all of those whose lives were touched by Joan’s compassion and love. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness, FL. Cremation with Care is scheduled for Joan, and her urn will be laid to rest at the Florida National Cemetery of Bushnell, FL alongside her husband, John. Joan is under the care of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Mark Wakefield

Mark E Wakefield, 58, Spring Hill, FL
Mark Edward Wakefield, 58, of Spring Hill, FL passed away July 26, 2020 at HPH Hospice in Brooksville, FL. He was born in Lansing, MI on September 16, 1961, to the late Alvin and Nancy (Schroeder) Wakefield. He arrived in this area in 1974, coming from Michigan. Mark was a painter in the construction industry and a Christian by faith. He was every bodies friend. Mark enjoyed yard work, and going to car shows. He loved his pickup truck and enjoyed watching wrestling. Mark was very neat and clean, and had a great sense of humor. He was preceded in death by one sister Kimberly Lynn Wakefield. Survivors include his sons Joshua Wakefield and Andrew Wakefield and their mother Andrea Mitterer of Destin, FL, and Jason Loria of Michigan; grandchild Kelsy Loria; brothers Alan Scott (Robin) Wakefield of Graceville, FL, and Alvin Paul (Patricia) Wakefield of Inverness, FL; and sisters Julie (Greg) Adams of Brooksville, and Lisa (Todd) Goetz of Brooksville, and several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Saturday, August 1, 3:30 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness; FL. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home at 2:30 P.M. until time of service. Mark will be laid to rest at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, FL after the services.


Donald Watkins

Donald L Watkins, 84, Hernando, FL
Donald L. Watkins of Hernando, FL and Newaygo, MI passed away while under the loving care of his family and Vitas Hospice in Lecanto, FL on June 28, 2020 at the age of 84. Donald was born on June 3, 1936 in Syracuse, NY to the late Frank and Mae (Lanning) Watkins. On May 1, 1999 he married his wife Patricia with whom he shared 21 years of marriage. He and Patricia were “Snowbirds”, spending 6 months of the year in Michigan and 6 months in Florida. Donald served as a member of the National Guard for many years but his main profession was Elevator Mechanic. He enjoyed woodworking, working outside, mowing his lawn and eating a good meal. Donald was a devout Christian and attended the Hernando Church of the Nazarene in Hernando, FL and the Church of the Nazarene in Sparta, MI. In addition to his wife Patricia, those left to mourn Donald’s passing include his children: Donald Watkins, JR (Lori), Dayle DeAngelo (Mike), David Watkins, Dawn Unger (Dave), Daniel Watkins, Deanna Giachetti; stepchildren: John Latreille (Brenda), Robin Giese (Mario); grandchildren: Kyle, Taylor, Matthew, Brian, David Jr., Tabitha, Cassandra, Samantha, Cassidy, Kiara, Brett, Alexis, Nicholas; step-grandchildren: Chandler, Kelsey, Jacob, Derek. Donald was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth Watkins, grandson, Patrick Unger, and stepson, Robert Latrielle. Graveside services will take place at a later date at Valley Cemetery in Syracuse, NY and will be under the direction of the Butler-Badman Funeral Home. Florida arrangements under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Sharon Watkins

Sharon L Watkins, 72, Lecanto, FL
Sharon Lee Watkins, 72, of Lecanto, FL passed away August 19, 2020 at Brentwood Lodge in Lecanto. She was born in Rochester, NY on February 21, 1948 to the late Howard and Ann (Colony) Gilliland. Sharon was a musician. She played bass guitar in a local band known as “Sparky Gillilon and the Country Swingers”. Sharon attended the Assembly of God Church in Inverness and the Crystal River Moose Lodge. She loved computers and playing poker. Sharon was preceded in death by her loving husband Gene Watkins in 2008, 2 brothers, Dennis and Ronald Gilliland; and 1 sister Barbara Vasquez. She is survived by her son, Steven Kidd of Pasco County, FL; her daughter, Tracy Rouse of Hernando, FL; and her best friend Debra Reynolds of Lakeland, FL; and many grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Frank Williamson

Frank L Williamson, 90, Lecanto, FL
Frank L. Williamson, 90, Lecanto, FL passed away July 26, 2020 ( Sunday) at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Frank was born in Tampa, FL on May 13, 1930 to the late Wright Alexander Williamson and Lottie Lee Carriker and moved here over 50 years ago from Odessa, FL. He owned and operated a cement pre-casting business and also was a commercial fisherman. Frank enjoyed hunting, fishing, and horse racing. (He owned a racing horse at one time.). Left to cherish his memory is his son, Lamar (Melanie) Williamson of Inverness; 1 brother, Orville Williamson of New Port Richey; 4 grandchildren: Heather, Kyle, Albert, and Andy; 10 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Williamson on September 11, 2018, 6 brothers, and 3 sisters. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, July 31, 2020 at 12:30 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Giglio of Calvary Chapel officiating. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home from 10:30 until the hour of service.


Thomas Wolf

Thomas H Wolf, 64, Inverness, FL
Thomas Herbert Wolf, age 64, Inverness passed away August 23, 2020 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Tom was born in St. Petersburg, Florida on October 1, 1955 to the late Charles and Juanita (Thornberg) Wolf and came to Citrus County in 1973 from there. He worked for the Florida Highway Patrol Auxiliary for 27 years before he retired and then became employed by the CSX Railroad as an engineer. Tom was a long time member of the 4-H Foundation, the Citrus County Fair Association, and a long time member of the Inverness Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed being involved with the Fair Association and working with the youth in their 4-H projects. While at the Fair Association, he was instrumental in remodeling the snack bar for the fair. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Wolf in May 22, 2011, his mother, Juanita Wolf in April 13, 2020. He is survived by his long time caregivers, Tony and Sharon Wiesen. They were truly his friends and always present when needed. Friends are invited to attend a gathering on Friday, August 28th, 2020 from 4:00 – 6:00 at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. There will be a time for personal remarks and sharing memories of Tom beginning at 5:30 PM. Tom’s urn will be laid to rest in Oak Ridge Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Tom’s memory to the Citrus County Fair Association or the 4-H Foundation, 3600 So. Florida Avenue, Inverness, FL 34450.


Jessica Wright

Jessica Wright, 32, Inverness, FL
Jessica Angel “Jessie” Wright, age 32, Inverness, FL passed away August 19, 2020 at Advent Health of Ocala, FL. Jessie was born on March 25, 1988 in Inverness and was a lifelong resident, except for 7 years when she lived in Key West. She was employed in the beverage and food service industry. When Jessie left us, the world lost one of the kindest and generous souls one would ever have the opportunity to meet. Her life touched so many hearts, whether she just hung out with them to cheer them up, or hand them a piece of jewelry off her hand, which she was famous for. Her generosity had no limits. She had boundless love for her 2 children which she fought for until her last breath. Her infectious laughter and mischievous pranks will be sorely missed by us all. Please understand our overwhelming feelings of grief because she had her own special connection with most every family member. It will take some time for all of us to heal from this tragedy. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Julian and Alexa Wright, both of Texas; her father, Dale Wright of Inverness; her mother, Laura Maloney and her husband Patrick of Inverness; 4 brothers: Cody Wright, Dale Wright, Jr., John O’Neill, and Seanpatrick Maloney; 2 sisters: Tiffany Ganez-Ramirez and Tara Bachelder. A Celebration of Jessie’s life will be held at the residence of Cheryl Ferguson, 7543 Watson Street, Inverness. The time and date has not been determined.