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Dorothy Adams

Dorothy I Adams, 82, Inverness, FL
Dorothy Irene Adams, 82, Inverness, FL passed away Sept 8, 2018 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. Dorothy was born in Indianapolis, IN on August 17, 1936 to the late Irvin and Gwendolyn Clingerman and came to Florida in 1999 from Brazil, IN. She is survived by her husband of 22 years, John W. Adams, Inverness, FL; 2 sons, Mike Grove of Brazil, IN and Larry Grove of Staunton, IN; 2 daughters, Madona Grove, Chicago, IL and Linda Kay Certa of Grand Junction, AZ; her brother and sister, Dean Clingerman and Wilma Ellison, both of Brazil, IN; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Services will be under the direction of the French Funeral Home of Brazil, IN with burial to follow in Mount Zion Cemetery, Clay County, IN. The Chas E Davis Funeral Home assisted locally in Florida.


Danielle Alessandro

Danielle M Alessandro, 34, St. Petersburg, FL
Danielle Marie Alessandro, age 34, of St. Petersburg, FL passed away September 4, 2018. The daughter of John Joseph and Deborah May (Skidmore) Alessandro, she was born on July 23, 1984 in Orange Park, FL. Danielle grew up in Beverly Hills, FL and was a 2002 graduate of Lecanto High School. After graduation she moved to St. Petersburg and enjoyed living near the water. She liked going to the beach and hanging out at her friends pool. She worked as a bartender and a hair stylist, and donated some of her gorgeous hair to “Locks of Love”. She loved her two cats, Monty and Bentley. Danielle was a generous and giving person she was always kind to others. In addition to her parents she is survived by her son, Cole Eskay Alessandro. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, with Crematory, Inverness.


Kenneth Baehr

Kenneth E Baehr, 98, Beverly Hills, FL
Kenneth Edward Baehr, 98, Beverly Hills, FL passed away September 11, 2018 at Diamond Ridge Health and Rehab in Lecanto, FL. He was born in Shelby, NY on November 25, 1919 to the late Edward and Christina (Wolters) Baehr. Kenneth was an Army Air Corp veteran of WWII. He was a Baptist by faith, and a truck driver for the trucking industry. Kenneth arrived in this area in 2017, coming from Medina, NY. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, gardening, golfing, hunting and fishing, and loved spending time outdoors. Left to cherish his memory are his children: Gerald Baehr of New York, David Baehr and his wife Darlene of North Carolina, Kenneth E. Baehr of Washington State, Patricia Longwell and her husband Carl of New York, Judith Kelley of Illinois, Kenna Roggow Jenkins and her husband Cecil of Florida, and Cynthia Selden and her husband Dennis of Arkansas; sister, Audrey Bielski of New York; 18 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren and 14 great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Evelyn, on November 21, 2013. Graveside services with Military honors and Pastors Ted Lawrence and Bobbie Thompson officiating, will be conducted Friday, 2:00 P.M. at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. The procession to the cemetery will depart the funeral home at 1:00 P.M. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. The family will be receiving friends in visitation from 12:30 until time of the procession.


Parker Bagley

Parker K Bagley, 81, Charlottesville, VA
Parker Keenan “Ted” Bagley,MD 81, died peacefully on October 6, 2018 at Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge, Charlottesville, Virginia, with his children at his side. Parker was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on August 19, 1937. He graduated from St. Paul Academy in 1955 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Yale University in 1959. He went on to receive his M.D. degree from Temple University School of Medicine in 1966, and completed a residency in Radiology at University of Minnesota in 1972. Dr. Bagley moved to Florida and worked as a staff radiologist at St. Petersburg General Hospital before moving to Inverness, Florida in 1974. He was the first radiologist in Citrus County, and the sole radiologist for five years, which meant that he was called in at all hours to read x-ray films. After working at Citrus Memorial Hospital for 12 years, he established his own outpatient practice and continued to serve the community until his retirement in 2003. He was a member and vestryman of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Inverness and also served on Rotary International. In his leisure time, he could be found out on his boat enjoying the water. Dr. Bagley is survived by his children, Ann Bagley Willms and husband Christopher of Charlottesville, Virginia; Donald Shepherd Bagley, II and wife Elizabeth Osterling Bagley of Houston, Texas; grandchildren Nina Parker Willms, Olivia Grace Willms, Donald Shepherd Bagley, III, Ruth Elizabeth Bagley, Kathryn Ann Bagley, and Anna Jane Bagley; sister-in-law Birdie Westerdahl, nephew John Bagley and niece Linda Dornbach. He was predeceased by his parents, Donald Shepherd Bagley and Ruth Keenan Bagley; his brother, Donald Gibbs Bagley; and his wife, Marcia Pappas Bagley. The family wishes to offer special thanks to the caring staff on Health Care 3 of Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge, Charlottesville. A funeral will be held on Thursday October 11, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Inverness, Florida with the Rev. Eugene Reuman officiating. Private interment will take place on Friday October 12 at Oak Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to The Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org). Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hillandwood.com.


Patricia  Beck

Patricia L Beck, 70, Inverness, FL
Patricia Lee Beck, 70, of Inverness, FL passed away September 17, 2018 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL. She was born in Muskegon, MI on November 17, 1947 to the late Robert P. and Catherine (Hutson) Yount, Sr. Patricia worked in real estate as a title searcher, and was Baptist by faith. She arrived in this area in 1974, coming from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Patricia loved playing bingo and slot machines. She was preceded in death by her three brothers, Terry, Robert, and Dennis Yount. Patricia is survived by her children Donald R. East and his wife Joleen, Corenne M. Beck and Claire M. Beck, all of Inverness; and 6 grandchildren. A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held on Saturday, 2:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. Afterwards, Patricia will be laid to rest at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness.


Edward Bernhard, Jr.

Edward J Bernhard, Jr., 77, Pembroke Pines, FL
Edward John Bernhard, Jr., age 77, of Pembroke Pines, FL, passed away at the Alexander Nininger State Veterans Nursing Home on October 9, 2018. Edward was born on September 21, 1941 in Buffalo, N.Y. to the late Helen (Collins) and Edward J. Bernhard, Sr. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy and a Veteran of the Vietnam War. Edward was married to Florence (Bundy) for 44 years until her passing on March 1, 2009. He and Florence made Citrus County their home in 2002 after relocating from Naples, Italy. Edward was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign War, American Legion and Disabled American Veterans. Edward’s passing will be mourned by his sons: Edward J. Bernhard, III of Erwin, TN, Jack W. Bernhard of Key West, FL; sisters: Marion Lambert of New York, Barbara Cicciarelli of Arizona; brother, John Bernhard of Shinglehouse Pennsylvania; and 3 grandchildren. Edward was preceded in death by his wife Florence in 2009 and a brother, John. Private burial in Florida National Cemetery. Cremation care is provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Margaret Besser

Margaret A Besser, 76, Inverness, FL
Margaret A. “Peggy” Besser, age 76, of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, FL on August 28, 2018 after a brief illness. Peggy was born on January 20, 1942 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to the late Joseph and Elizabeth Rattiger. She grew up on Staten Island and lived in New York until she made Citrus County, FL her home 35 years ago. An extremely intelligent woman, she held strong convictions and defended them passionately. She could be a loyal friend or an implacable foe. Peggy had a life-long devotion to animals and dearly loved her pets. She battled ill health for much of her life, helped along the way by her wry and distinctive sense of humor. Peggy was Catholic by faith and worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse throughout her professional career. She married William Davis on May 29, 2010. In her spare time she enjoyed socializing with friends, reading and cooking. In addition to her husband William, those left to mourn Peggy’s passing include her daughter, Elizabeth Hoffman of Vallejo, CA and brother, Peter Rattiger of Walnut Creek, CA. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Robert Bogart

Robert C Bogart, 81, Tampa, FL
Robert Charles Andrew Bogart passed away at his home in Tampa on Sunday, September 2, 2018.Mr. Robert was born August 30, 1937 to Harriet Soules Bogart and Henry Limerick Bogart. He was born in East New York. Mr. Bogart attended Public elementary school and attended Franklin K. Lane H. S. He was one of fourteen children. At seventeen, he joined the Navy and resided in Van Nuys, California. He was a yeoman in the Navy during the Korean War, and then re-enlisted to serve a total of almost 16 years. He left California and moved back to East New York. This is where he met and married Francine T. DiBartolo on May 28, 1966. Robert was a roofer in N.Y., and also worked on Wall St. for a time. In his earlier years, he enjoyed bowling. His pastimes included solving all kinds of puzzles in the newspaper, and doing various puzzles in books. Robert was a Christian. In November 1968, he and his wife, along with his 13 month old daughter Darlinda, moved to Inverness, where they built a house on Gospel Island. Robert worked as a roofer here, as well as, in other construction. He earned his GED, and went on to Central Florida Community College. There he earned an AA and an A.S. degree in criminology and corrections. He was employed as a security guard at the Correctional Institute in Sumterville, and then the Youth Detention Center in Marion County. He later worked as a security guard in various places. After celebrating a re-marriage in January 1983, Robert and Francine divorced in January 1997. They had six children. Robert is preceded in death by his daughter Darlinda in February 1992. She was a math teacher at Citrus H.S. He is also preceded in death by his youngest son Nathan in February 2015. Robert is survived by his ex-wife Francine, sons Ryan (Veronica), Brady (Barbie), Derrick, and Damon (Holly.) Robert has six grandchildren, Jared, Cody, Austin, Garrett, Carly and Kinsey. He has one surviving sister Joan of Long Island, and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and nephews. Also, sister and brother-in-laws. Services for Robert will be Sat. Sept.8 at Chas Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL from 9:30 until 10:00 A.M. for family and 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. for the public. Robert’s urn will be laid to rest at Fero Memorial Gardens, Beverly Hills, FL. at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to: Kinsey Lynn Bogart Trust Fund, 736 N.E. 36th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34470. Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Gladys Bowman

Gladys C Bowman, 100, Inverness, FL
Gladys Clara Rose Bowman, 100, of Inverness, FL (formally and most of her life from Cicero, IN) was welcomed home by her heavenly father on September 4, 2018 under the care of Hospice House in Lecanto, FL. She was born in Doland, SD on March 5, 1918 to the late Julian and Myrtle (Fortin) Remily. She was the eldest of nine children. Gladys was a homemaker, an avid seamstress, and life-long care-giver to many children. She was a devout Catholic and a long-time member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Cicero, IN. She lived her life guided by her faith and was a beacon to her family and those that loved her. She moved to Inverness, FL in 2004, to be closer to her daughters and granddaughter. Gladys always welcomed people to her table and loved to cook. She also loved to gather with family and friends around the table to play cards. She was preceded in death by her husband Edwin in 1998, 2 sons, Ronald J. and Norbert E. Bowman; daughter Patricia A. Brown; and 5 sisters. Survivors include her daughter Janice Cannon of Inverness; brothers Maurice and Marvin Remily; and sister Rachel Cotes; 4 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. A Memorial Service for Gladys will be held in Cicero, Indiana on Friday, November 23 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Cicero. Burial immediately following service at the Cicero Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with arrangements.


Peter Bown

Peter L Bown, 95, Lecanto, FL
Peter L. Bown, age 95, passed away on September 29, at the Brentwood Retirement Community, where he had been residing the last several months, after losing his beloved wife of 69 years, Doris Bown, in February of this year. He is survived by his daughter, Carolyn and was pre-deceased by his beloved son, Christopher; and his much-loved siblings, Edie and Joe. Peter was born and raised in Foolow, England, and in the mid 1950’s, took a New York City job posting from the company he was working for in England. He subsequently brought his wife and daughter to America, where Peter and Doris raised their family, including son Christopher, born in America. They resided in Westchester, New York until re-locating to Hernando 20 years ago. During World War II, Peter served in the British Army, in North Africa, Egypt, Sicily and Italy. In Naples, he was hospitalized after he contracted gangrene from a wound. He first met Doris on New Year’s Eve at the British equivalent of a USO dance for the military, after putting his uniform on over his pajamas and sneaking out of the hospital. He always enjoyed listening to the Big Band sounds of Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman during the 40’s, conjuring up attractive images of America, which became a place he very much wanted to visit, so he was very happy to have the business opportunity to live and work in the states. He adapted to life in America, commuting to New York City from the Westchester suburbs and rapidly becoming a big fan of the Jets and the Mets. While he very much loved the small village in the English countryside where he had grown up, and all the family, friends and traditions there, America became his new home. Peter and his wife Doris were devoted to raising their family and loved a night out dancing, going to the beach, and picnicking. They returned to England for family visits when they could and also enjoyed many vacations near Lake Luzerne in the Adirondacks and more recently, in the Outer Banks. Peter was an avid tennis player in spite of bad knees which eventually confined him to spectator status for his favorite sport. However, he loved watching all sports, keeping tabs on many of his favorite teams and players from golf through car racing on the national and international levels. He loved reading, playing cards and always had a curious, exploring mind. Just as he had always wanted to visit America, Florida also always held an attraction for him and he was happy to move to the sunny, warm climate, especially as he hated the cold in the worst way. Both he and Doris were lucky to make some good new friends with their neighbors in Citrus Hills. A private memorial service for both Peter and Doris will be held in the Outer Banks, North Carolina. If desired, a donation could be made in his name to the Beagle Rescue Organization (https://donate.rescueme.org/beagle) or to any local animal shelter or organization. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is in charge of arrangements.


Maurice "Charlie" Boyd

Maurice "Charlie" E Boyd, 85, Inverness, FL
Maurice “Charlie” Edward Boyd, age 85, the loving husband and father of four children passed away at Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing facility in Inverness, FL on October 31, 2018. Charlie was born on November 26, 1932 in Newburyport, MA to the late Morris and Elizabeth (Francoeur) Boyd. He was a 1950 graduate of Newburyport High School. Charlie proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy for 4 years and went on to work as the Assistant Chief of Supply at Pease Air Force Base, retiring after 30 years of service. On October 1, 1955 he married Ruth (Clancy), with whom he recently celebrated 63 years of loving marriage. Charlie and Ruth made Citrus County, FL their home in 1989 after relocating from Massachusetts. Charlie absolutely loved playing golf. He was also an avid bowler and enjoyed playing pool and basketball. Charlie was a member of the American Legion and the Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge 2112, Lecanto, FL. In addition to his loving wife Ruth, Charlie’s passing will be mourned by his daughters: Margaret Blount of Amesbury, MA, Cheryl Gove of Kittery, ME, Meredith Stickney of Kittery, ME, Teresa Theberge and her husband Joe of Stratham, N.H.; brother, Ronald Boyd and his wife Carol of Del Rio, TX; 7 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life is planned for Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the Moose Lodge 2112, 221 S. Haid Terrace, Lecanto, FL. Another Celebration of Life will taken place in New England at a later date. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Teresa Breidenstein

Teresa M Breidenstein, 91, Inverness, FL
Teresa Marie Breidenstein, 91, of Inverness passed away September 3, 2018 at the Sturgill Hospice Care Center in Brooksville, FL. Teresa was born in Brooklyn, NY on July 30, 1927 to the late Edward and Rosalie (Armstrong) McGuire and came to Florida in 1987 from East Islip, NY. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Left to cherish her memory are her three children: Thomas Breidenstein and his wife Marjorie of Fort Mill, SC; Richard Breidenstein and his wife Caren of Columbia, MD; Linda Ann Rossi and her husband Jim, of Inverness; brother, James McGuire, Riverhead, NY; 6 grandchildren: Kimberly, Rachel, Daniel, Nicholas, Sara, and Christopher; 4 great grandchildren: Connor, Jack, Anna, and Ben. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Thomas, on February 13, 2015 and a brother, Philip McGuire. There will be a Celebration of Life Service on Friday, September 7, 2018 at 9:15 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness with Fr. Tim Cummings, officiating. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will receive friends in visitation at the funeral home on Thursday from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Sturgill Hospice Care Center, 12242 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613


John Broderick

John M Broderick, 85, Inverness, FL
John M. Broderick, 85, of Inverness, FL passed away November 3, 2018 under the care of The Legacy House in Ocala, FL. He was born in Bethlehem, PA on November 11, 2018 to the late John C. and Mildred I. (O’Hearn) Broderick. John was a tool manager for a company which produced steam pressure valves and gauges. He arrived in this area in 1995, coming from Bethlehem, and was Catholic by faith. John enjoyed golfing and sports. He is survived by his loving wife, Elsie Broderick of Inverness, his children, James Michael Broderick and his wife Elizabeth of Michigan, Natalie Broderick of Inverness, and Laura Danyluk and her husband Theodore of Waynesboro, PA; and 4 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Donna Brooks

Donna L Brooks, 76, Hernando, FL
Donna Lee Brooks, age 76, Hernando, FL passed away September 22, 2018 at home under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Mrs. Brooks was born in Detroit, MI on January 7, 1942 to the late John and June (Brett) Martenson and came to Citrus County 16 years ago from Dania Beach, Florida. She was a loving and devoted mother and homemaker and a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Hernando. Left to cherish her memory are two children, Jeff Brooks of Largo and Hayley Brooks-Wallin of Danbury, CT; a brother and sister, John Martenson of Gaylord, MI and Rhonda Fenner of Emmett, MI; 2 grandchildren, Cal and Tenley Wallin. Her husband, Sidney Brooks passed away on September 24, 2018. They were married 53 years. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the CLL Foundation: www.cllfoundation.org or the NTM Foundation: https://foundation.chestnet.org/patient-education-resources/nontuberculous-mycobacteria-ntm/ Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Sidney Brooks

Sidney J Brooks, 92, Hernando, FL
Sidney John Brooks, 92, Hernando, FL passed away September 24, 2018 at home under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Mr. Brooks was born in London, England on February 11, 1926 to the late Albert E. and Ellen (Riding) Brooks and came to Citrus County 16 years ago from Dania Beach, Florida. He was a professional photographer prior to retirement. He served in the British Armed Forces during WW II and was present during the bombing of London and on the beach during the Normandy invasion. Left to cherish his memory are his two children, Jeff Brooks of Largo and Hayley Brooks-Wallin of Danbury, CT; a brother and sister, Albert Brooks of Australia and Joan Fage of London, England; 2 grandchildren, Cal and Tenley Wallin. He was preceded in death by his wife Donna Lee Brooks on September 22, 2018. They were married 53 years. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the CLL Foundation: www.cllfoundation.org or the NTM Foundation: https://foundation.chestnet.org/patient-education-resources/nontuberculous-mycobacteria-ntm/ Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Carey Bryant

Carey L Bryant, 61, Citrus Springs, FL
Carey Lee Bryant, 61, Citrus Springs, FL passed away on November 2, 2018, at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, FL. Carey was born in Berwyn, PA on August 2, 1957, to the late Charles and Marjorie (Ingram) Bryant, Jr. Carey and Marianne made their home in Citrus County in 1986 after spending many wonderful years in Connecticut. After 20 years in various hydraulics businesses in the Ocala, Florida area, in 2012 Carey started his own business, Emergency Hydraulics, and worked closely with E-One. Carey was a simple man, he loved his family, his workers, and his friends. He loved to watch the birds that would come to his bird feeder outside of his porch. He enjoyed watching football on the weekends and cheering on the UCONN’s women’s basketball team each season. His dream was to own a cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains, once he retired. Those that knew him will miss his quirky sense of humor, his corned beef hash at Christmas time, and his words of wisdom and take on life. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Marianne Schmitt Bryant, Inverness; 4 children: Charles Austin Bryant and his wife, Julynnet, Inverness; Holly Marie Treece and her husband, Kyle, Winter Springs, FL; Cara Leigh Whitaker and husband Donnie, Inverness; Caitlin Elizabeth Bryant, Citrus Springs; 2 brothers, Craig Ingram Bryant, Goldsboro, N.C. and Charles Odell Bryant, III, Boerne, TX; 1 sister, Charlotte Bryant Graham, Michigan; 3 grandchildren: Lily, Cecil, and Emma. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother and a sister, Curtiss Bryant and Linda Cornell. At Carey’s request, there will be no funeral service. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Paul Burdick

Paul S Burdick, 64, Hernando, FL
Paul Sidney Burdick, age 64, of Hernando, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, Florida on October 5, 2018. Paul was born in West Orange, N.J. to the late Sidney and Helen (Kirschenman) Burdick on March 1, 1954. Among his ancestors were some of the original American settlers that resided in the New England area prior to the Revolutionary War. After the war the families migrated and settled in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Because of Paul’s lineage, he was granted membership into the Sons of the American Revolution. He had worked as a Deli Manager for many years in New Jersey but most recently was employed at the Family Resource Center of Citrus County, a job he greatly enjoyed. He is survived by 3 cousins: Jack Townsend and his wife Marlene of Inverness, FL, Ruth Townsend of The Villages, FL, and Carol Townsend of Saugerties, New York. In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by Ray, his loving partner of 20 years. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Robert Cappe

Robert Cappe, 78, Beverly Hills, FL
Robert “Bondo Bob” Cappe, age 78, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away at his home on October 26, 2018. Bob was born on October 20, 1940 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Paul and Lillian (Owens) Cappe. He made Citrus County, FL his home several years ago after relocating from Phoenix, AZ. Bob worked as an Auto Body Repairman throughout his lifetime and was most recently employed by Palm Coast Auto Repair in Holder, FL. He truly loved working on cars and trucks. He also enjoyed building things for his home, gambling and visiting with his friends at American Legion Post #237 in Beverly Hills. Those left to mourn Bob’s passing include his loving companion of many years, Teresa Fleming of Beverly Hills, FL; son, Brian Cappe and his wife, Crystal of Phoenix, AZ; three daughters: Yvette Kruczek of Phoenix, AZ, Megan Williams of Klaymouth Falls, OR, Paula Pierce of Klaymouth Falls, OR; sister, Sharyn Collier and her husband, Robert of Citrus Springs, FL; brother, Paul A. Cappe and his wife, Barbara of Burgettstown, PA. He is also survived by several grandchildren in Arizona and Oregon. Bob was preceded in death by daughter, Barbara A. Cappe and infant son, Robert J. Cappe, Jr. Cremation with care is under direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Michael Cash

Michael W Cash, 62, Inverness, FL
Michael Wray Cash, age 62, of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on October 4, 2018. Michael was born in Alexandria, VA on October 1, 1956 to Fay (Wray) and the late Cecil Cash. He made Inverness, FL his home in 2004 after relocating from Virginia. Michael was a Master Carpenter by trade and very skilled at his profession. He was very detail oriented when it came to woodworking and took a great deal of pride in his work. Michael had a great love for his family and always enjoyed spending time with them, especially his grandbabies. He was very social, loved talking to people and telling them “stories”. A true bargain hunter, he liked thrift store shopping and going to flea markets. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. Those left to mourn Michael’s passing are his loving partner of 8 years, Ronald Boatwright of Inverness, FL; daughters: Kristy Cash, Heather Cash and her spouse Kristin, both of Luray, VA; mother, Fay Cash of Luray, VA; brothers: Dale Cash of Punta Gorda, FL, Ronnie Cash and his wife Christine of Luray, VA; sisters: Lisa Quinn and her husband Johnny, Sheila Lester, both of Luray, VA; grandchildren: Conner, Landon, Alex and Kaitlyn. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Justin Chappell

Justin D Chappell, 31, Inverness, FL
Justin David Chappell, 31, Inverness, FL passed away suddenly September 30, 2018. Justin was born in Inverness, Florida on October 14, 1986 to Jody Lee and Diane (Wisnewski) Chappell and was a lifetime resident where he attended local schools. Justin was an extremely hard worker and was employed as a utility contractor. His boys and his family were the center of his life. Left to mourn and cherish his memory is his father, Jody Chappell and his wife Morrianna “Mo” Chappell , Dunnellon, FL; his mother, Diane Chappell and companion, Martin Moff, Inverness, FL; 4 children, Austin Lee Chappell, Brayden David Chappell, Kaleb Lovell, and Jadyn Lovell, all of Inverness; his companion of 9 years, Jennifer Lynn Lovell, Inverness; 3 brothers, John Garrett Sanders, Beaufort, SC; Davin Blake Sanders and Trace Bailee Sanders, both of Dunnellon, FL; maternal grandfather, Albert Wisnewski, Inverness; aunt, Debbie Barker and her husband Bill of Inverness, FL; uncle, Michael Wisnewski and his companion Brandi McMullen of Bushnell, FL; uncle, Al Wisnewski and his wife Christine of Crystal River, FL; several cousins; and mother of his son, Heather Barker. He was predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Joanne Wisnewski and a cousin, Albert Dalton Wisnewski. A Celebration of Life Service will be announced later. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Clayton Cook

Clayton Cook, 87, Inverness, FL
Elijah “Clayton” Cook, age 87, of Inverness, FL passed away August 21, 2018 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast and his loving family. Clayton was born October 24, 1930 in Maben, W.V. to the late William and Rosa (Sarver) Cook. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force and was a Veteran of the Korean War. On September 4, 1959 Clayton married Georgia Ruth (Davis) with whom he shared 58 years of loving marriage. He owned and operated E. C. Cook Painting and Decorating in St. Petersburg, FL but relocated his business to Inverness when he and Georgia moved to Citrus County in 1974. Clayton could build anything and remodeled every home his family ever lived in. He and Georgia loved to travel and took many R.V. trips and cruises throughout the years. Clayton especially enjoyed their trips to Alaska and Baja. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, reading and playing cards. Clayton was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Tampa Egypt Temple Shriners. In addition to his loving wife Georgia, those left to mourn Clayton’s passing are his sons: Bruce Cook and his wife Joanne of Brooksville, FL, Mitchell Cook of Hernando, FL, Michael Cook and his wife Sherry of Hernando, FL; sister, Hylanda Shrewsbury and her husband Shirley of Clearwater, FL; 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Clayton was preceded in death by brothers: William, Raymond and Jack Cook; and his sisters: Emma Leatha and Betty Ray. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Monday, August 27, 2018 at 3:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home beginning at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, Clayton’s family requests memorial donations be made in his memory to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Madeline Costa

Madeline E Costa, 105, Inverness, FL
Madeline Elizabeth Costa, age 105 of Inverness, FL passed away suddenly on September 7, 2018 at her home. Madeline was born in College Point, NY on September 10, 1912 to the late George and Elizabeth (Hamm) Wild, one of 14 children, and moved to Inverness in 1980 from Mineola, NY. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Joseph Fiscolare of Bayside, NY; 1 sister, Catherine Cestaro, Mineola, NY; 2 grandchildren, Joseph Fiscolare and Linda Gottsegen; 3 great grandchildren, Christopher, Marielle, and Paul; 6 great great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by 2 husbands, Joseph Fiscolare and Frank Costa and 12 of her siblings. Madeline will lie in repose at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2:00 – 4:00 PM. The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, September 15th from American Martyrs Catholic Church with burial to follow in St Mary’s Cemetery, Flushing, NY.


Ellyn Daloia

Ellyn M Daloia, 72, Inverness, FL
Ellyn Mary Daloia, age 72, of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on Friday, November 2, 2018. Ellyn was born on January 7, 1946 in Troy, N.Y. to the late Walter and Vivian (Emmons) Jones. She made Citrus County, FL her home 7 years ago after relocating from Albany, N.Y. Ellyn worked as a Medical Secretary throughout her professional career. She enjoyed going shopping at thrift and consignment stores, getting together with friends and spending time with her grandchildren. Ellyn also enjoyed working outside in the yard and going to the beach. Those left to mourn Ellyn’s passing include her loving companion of 33 years, Stephen Sforza; daughter, Deanna Myers and her husband Mathew of Inverness, FL; sons: Matthew and Dominick Nardolillo of Albany, N.Y.; stepsons: Michael and William Sforza of Albany, N.Y., Steven Sforza and his wife Michelle of Ocala, FL; twin sister, Mary Ellen Jones of Tarpon Springs; brother, James Jones and his wife Charlotte of Glenmont, N.Y.; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ellyn was preceded in death by 2 sons: Peter Nardolillo and Lawrence Jones; and brother Lawrence Jones. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Christine Davies

Christine A Davies, 60, Homosassa, FL
Christine Ann (Mitchell) Davies, passed away in Homosassa, on Friday, September 7, 2018, at the age of 60. She was born on August 6, 1958 in Bolton, England, to Frank and Barbara (Hodgkinson) Mitchell. She was the much loved and adored wife of Andrew Davies. They were together for 42 years. They left England in 1980 when married at 21 years old and first lived in Toronto, Canada. In 1988 they moved to the USA living in Boston and then for many years lived in Glen Rock and Mahwah, New Jersey before moving to Homosassa in 2015. They became US citizens in 2001. In addition to her husband Andrew she is survived by her father Frank, her sister Kathleen, her brother David and several nieces, nephews and in-laws in England. Never has there been a person more kind and giving, she loved dogs, she loved people, and had many many friends. She cared deeply about people, everything else was just stuff. Christine loved going to the gym, was passionate about yoga, and working out, loved opera and live theater. A nurse by training, Christine volunteered throughout her life, always giving rather than receiving. She cared for the elderly, was a hospital volunteer, supported battered and abused women, drove for meals-on-wheels, worked with many animal rescue groups, and most recently volunteered at the Homosassa Library, and she loved her reiki group in Homosassa. Christine taught us the meaning of love and joy. We can all benefit from her example, she was an angel on earth. Christine’s Celebration of Life for family and friends will be conducted on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 3:00 PM, at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness, with Fr. Eugene Reuman of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, officiating. Christine would want everyone to wear something colorful and bright like a Hawaiian shirt, and to be sure to applaud at the end of the service to thank her for what she gave to all she touched. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge, 2 Shelter Lane, Oakland, NJ 07436. While we are mourning the loss of Christine, others are rejoicing to meet her in heaven. “Please celebrate my life and do not Mourn! The journey has been most enjoyable.”


Priscilla Day

Priscilla A Day, 81, Beverly Hills, FL
Priscilla Ann Day, 81, Beverly Hills passed away October 30, 2018 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Priscilla was born in Braintree, MA on November 16, 1936 to the late Cortland and Marjorie Young and came to Citrus County, FL in 2009 from the State of Maine. She worked for Babcock Furniture Company in Mulberry, FL for 20 years as a Comptroller and was a long time volunteer with the Citrus County Library System at Beverly Hills and Homosassa. She was Protestant by faith. Left to cherish her memory are 5 children: Raymond Christopher Walton, Inverness, FL; John Beecher Walton, Jr., Dayton, ME; Gail Walton, Bartow, FL; Tracey Zoellner and Heather Day, both of Saco, ME; 1 brother, Forrest Young, Eliot, ME; 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Laurel Ferraro and her sister, Lorinda Hilton. There will be a Celebration of Priscilla’s life in Eliot, ME at a later date with her urn to be laid to rest in the family cemetery. Cremation care was with Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Frances De Canio

Frances T De Canio, 90, Inverness, FL
Frances T. De Canio, age 90, of Inverness, FL passed away August 30, 2018 while under the care of her loving family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL. Frances was born on September 20, 1927 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to the late John J. and Donetta (Comunale) Lo Faro. On April 16, 1955 she married John De Canio with whom she shared 63 years of loving marriage. Frances and John made Citrus County, FL their home in 1973 after relocating from Long Island, N.Y. She was Catholic by faith and a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness. Frances enjoyed arts and crafts and was a member of the Honeybees Craft Club and other crafting clubs. She also loved knitting, crocheting and pine needle crafts. In addition to her loving husband John, Frances’ passing will be mourned by her sons: John DeCanio and his wife Karen of Clifton, VA, Patrick DeCanio and his wife Mary of New Port Richey, FL; daughters: Roseann Lo Bue and her husband Sal of Bohemia, N.Y., Donna Bergstrom and her husband Chris of Occaquan, VA; brother, Michael Lo Faro and his wife Betty of Long Island, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers: Carl and John Lo Faro. Frances’ urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Darlene DeWitt

Darlene DeWitt, 80, Inverness, FL
Darlene DeWitt, age 80, of Inverness, FL, passed away October 29, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Darlene was born on June 2, 1938 in Los Angeles, CA to the late Robert and Caroline (McDonald) Lewis and was the wife of Harry F. DeWitt. She made Citrus County, FL her home in 1992 after relocating from Anaheim, CA. Prior to retirement, she was a Judicial Assistant for the Honorable Judge Barbara Gurrolla. Darlene was a member of the Alabama, Florida, California and National Legal Secretaries Associations, as well as the Marion County Legal Secretaries Association. She participated in the Guardian Ad Litem program, was a member of the Inverness Women’s Club, the Citrus Hills Women’s Club and the Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club. Darlene is also a past Secretary and Treasurer of the Selina Hills Homeowners Association. In addition to her husband Harry, those left to mourn Darlene’s passing include her daughter, Jackie M. Russell; stepsons: Garry and Glenn DeWitt; stepdaughter, Virginia L. Armstrong; and several grandchildren. Cremation care is under direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


June Dimmitt

June L Dimmitt, 84, Floral City, FL
June Laverne (Everett) Dimmitt, age 84, of Floral City, FL, and resident of Tarawood, passed away at her home on October 28, 2018. June was born on September 16, 1934 in Fort Gibson, OK to the late Sewell and Helen Elizabeth (Smithson) Everett. She was married to Danny L. Dimmitt for 30 years until his passing on April 26, 2008. June was previously an Administrator for the Veteran’s Administration and retired after 30 years of service. She then went to work as the Billing Department Manager at the Dermatology Center in Inverness, FL with her daughter Virginia for 20 years. She made Citrus County her home 10 years ago after relocating from Seminole, FL. A Christian by faith, she attended worship services at the Floral City Church of Christ and was formerly a member of the Church of Christ in Seminole, FL. June was very active in the church, particularly children’s ministries. She participated in her church-sponsored orphanage in Seminole, FL and the children there adored her. At the Floral City Church of Christ, she assisted with gathering backpacks, coats, Christmas presents and school supplies for children of the community. June enjoyed going to the Senior Care Center in Inverness almost everyday where she could enjoy a meal and visit with her friends. She was a dog lover and previously owned a champion Westie, Chloe, which she showed in many dog shows over the years. June also enjoyed traveling and outdoor activities with her husband and family such as camping and fishing. She loved spending time with her family and playing card games. She is now in the presence of her savior and will be deeply missed. Those left to mourn June’s passing include her children: Virginia Schekorra-Ballou, D.O. and her husband Robert of Floral City, FL, Diane Cook and her husband Kyle Cooper of Seminole, OK, Jerry “Jay” Cook and his wife Almira of Inverness, FL; brother, Frank F. Everett of Wagner, OK; stepson, Duane Dimmitt of Lebanon, MO; stepdaughter, Denise Bennett of Columbia, MO; 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. In addition to her husband Danny, June was preceded in death by 3 brother, 2 sisters and 2 stepbrothers. A Funeral Service of Remembrance has been scheduled for Friday, November 2, 2018 at 3:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home and will be conducted by Michael Shingledecker of the Floral City Church of Christ. Friends are invited to join June’s family in visitation beginning at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. June will be laid to rest with her husband Danny at the Maple Hills Cemetery in Kirksville, MO. Services in Missouri will be under the direction of the Travis Noe Funeral Home in Kirksville, MO. Local Arrangements under direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Michael Dixon

Michael J Dixon, 65, Floral City, FL
Michael Joseph Dixon, age 65, of Floral City, FL passed away while under the care of Vitas Healthcare IPU in Lecanto, FL on November 8, 2018. Michael was born on April 8, 1953 in Toledo, OH to the late J. Walter and Mary C. (Burnett) Dixon. He was employed as a Retail Manager for over 33 years. Michael is survived by his siblings: John W. Dixon, Mary Jean Schimmel and Patti Williams. Cremation with care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Swan Dixon

Swan G Dixon, 52, Inverness, FL
Swantje “Swan” Grabow Dixon, age 52, Inverness passed away at home on October 30, 2018 under the loving care of her family. “Swan” was born in Hamburg, Germany on November 26, 1965 to the late Peter and Doris (Trautmann) Grabow and came to Citrus County in 1998 from Jacksonville, FL. She was a licensed real estate agent and co-owner of ERA American Realty and Investments. Swan was a devoted wife, fantastic mother to two daughters and 3 step daughters and a genuine friend to many. She loved the big city but settled in Citrus County for family and the beauty of the land—she loved working outdoors in the yard. Swan was an aspiring quilter as well as an amazing baker and family cook. She had a keen eye for a bargain and always found the best deal. In addition, she was a world traveler, avid reader, a committed Lightning Hockey fan and season ticket holder. As a duel German-American citizen, Swan followed German world cup soccer, the band Depeche Mode and enjoyed spending Christmas in the German Christmas market. Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Christopher “CJ” Dixon of Inverness; 5 daughters, Audrey and Eileen Dixon, both of Inverness; Capt. Danielle Phillips and husband, Major Mike Phillips of Camp Pendleton, CA; Nicole Dew and husband Harrison of Jacksonville; Kimberly Dixon of Orlando; her brother, Dr Tim Grabow and his wife Jessica and their daughter Mia of Wiesbeden, Germany; mother in law, Laura Dixon; brother in law, Denmar Dixon and wife Ellen; sister in law, Valerie Hale and her husband Kirk; 1 grandchild, Maverick Dew and another grandchild soon to arrive. There will be a Celebration of Life Service scheduled for Monday, November 5, 2018 at 2:00 pm from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Greg Kell officiating. Following cremation, burial will follow at a later date in Germany. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 pm until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to: Jessie’s Place: www.jessiesplacecitrus.org or Voices For Children: www.voices4childrenfl.org/donate. Following the Celebration of Life Service there will be a reception for family and friends at the Inverness Golf & Country Club.


Charles Durham

Charles L Durham, 86, Inverness, FL
Charles Lee Durham, age 86 of Inverness, passed away at home on Sunday, September 9, 2018. Charles was born in Miami Beach, Florida on November 22, 1931 to the late Charles H. and Ruth (Young) Durham. He came to Citrus County in 1986 from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Charles was a US Air Force Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a retired engineer with Southern Bell Telephone, a member of the Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church in Lecanto and was a former member of the Miami Springs, FL Masonic Lodge #145. Charles was an avid bicyclist and triathlon participant. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters: Jennifer L. Buchanan of Pembroke Pines, FL, Kimberly Y. Johnson of Plantation, FL and Lori L. Durham of Miami, FL; 3 grandchildren: Justin Buchanan, Brian Buchanan and Karen Jacobs and 6 great grandchildren: Weston, James, Jonathan, Cameron, Benjamin and Lauren. Charles was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Patricia on January 7, 2016 and his two brothers, Paul and Thomas. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be conducted Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness with Reverend Ray Cortese of Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church officiating. Friends are invited to join Charles’ family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society www.nationalmssociety.org or by calling (800) 344-4867. Charles’ urn will be interred at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, at a later date.


Janet Dyer

Janet M Dyer, 90, Inverness, FL
Janet M. Dyer, 90 of Inverness, FL passed away August 29th 2018 at her residence in Inverness. She was born in Athens, PA on April 14, 1928 to the late Freedman and Helen (Koons) Blough. Janet is remembered as a delightfully humorous, sweet and loving person who arrived in this area from Endicott, NY in 1972 and worked as an office manager before retiring from Dr. Dan Montgomery of West Coast Eye Institute in Inverness, FL. Janet attended Grace Bible Fellowship. Among her hobbies, Janet enjoyed sewing as well as playing a sometimes heated game of Dominos and Triominos with some of her dear friends every week (of course, no wagering ever allowed). She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years Merritt C. Dyer in 2014. She is survived by her sons Richard Dyer and his wife Judy of Memphis, TN, Robert Dyer and his wife Margo of Jacksonville, FL, Ronald Dyer and his wife Paula of Orlando, FL and Randy Dyer and his husband Ricky of Inverness, FL, her sister Nellie Victoria Goudey of Charlotte, North Carolina and Jane Southall with her husband Jimmy of Jetersville, Virginia, 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Janet’s remains will be laid to rest next to her husband’s at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness.


Richard Evans

Richard T Evans, 70, Inverness, FL
Richard Tyrone Evans, 70, of Inverness, passed away Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto. Richard was born in St. Petersburg, FL on July 1, 1948 to the late James S. and Rachel (Peeples) Evans, Sr. and came to Citrus County in 1996 from there. He was the owner/operator of a shoe and saddle repair business and was a US Army Veteran serving in Vietnam. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Gemma (Vautour) Evans; brother, James S. Evans, Jr. of Wildwood, FL; sisters: Marsha Karkheck of St. Petersburg, FL, Donia Brannon of Plant City, FL; and several nieces and nephews. Following cremation, Richard’s urn will be interred at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Patrick Faherty

Patrick J Faherty, 68, Inverness, FL
Patrick Joseph Faherty, age 68, of Inverness and Ormond Beach, FL, died August 29, 2018, at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL. Pat was born on September 15, 1949, in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Bernard and Hermina (Mance) Faherty. He earned his Bachelors Degree in Communications from Nova Southern University and went on to earn his Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Miami. In April of 1977 he married Diana (Snyder) with whom he shared 41 years of loving marriage. Pat was a writer and editor, working in community journalism in Colorado, California, Minnesota and Florida. He wrote the book “Fastest Truck in Vietnam” based on his service in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1968 to 1969. Pat worked for Landmark Communications for 8 years, including time at the Citrus County Chronicle. He reveled in the outdoors, whether camping, snow skiing, dog sledding, biking or surfing. Pat loved his motorcycles, especially his Ural Gear Up. In retirement, he discovered the joy and challenge of running and called himself Viejo Corredor (Old Runner). Pat was a student of Spanish, using his studies as an excuse to travel to many Central and South American countries. In addition to his loving wife Diana, Pat is survived by his brother, Tom Faherty and his wife Vicki of Ormond Beach, FL; sister, Mary Welch of Gainesville, FL; 3 nieces and 2 nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast would be appreciated (hospiceofcitrus.org). Cremation care is provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Patricia "Diane" Fintel

Patricia "Diane" Fintel, 68, Floral City, FL
Diane Fintel, 68 of Floral City, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at Shands Hospital in Gainesville. Diane was born on February 14, 1950 in Mobile, Alabama, to the late Victor and Martha (Batchelor) Sanders. She came to Citrus County in 1999 from St. Petersburg, Fl. Diane was a member of the New Hope United Methodist Church in Istachatta, FL, and a former member of the First United Methodist Church in St. Petersburg, FL. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 48 years, Robert “Bob” Fintel; her daughters: Tracy Diane Fintel of Independence, MO and Rebecca Anne Warg and her husband Scott of Spring Hill, FL; grandson, Alexander Scott Warg; mother-in-law, Vivian Fintel and many other extended family and friends. "This little light of mine, I'm gonna' let it shine" embodies the spirit of Diane. She was a beautiful example of God's loving kindness. Her gentle, giving, selfless spirit enabled her to be a faithful servant of the Lord in all aspects of her life. She was a strong, feisty ball of dynamite in a small package. She was truly fearless to her last moments and took on the world with the brightest of smiles and the warmest sunshine in her heart. "Wife", "Momma" and "Mimi" were badges of honor she wore proudly. She adored her family. She was shamelessly silly and her smart wit made everyone a friend. Her heart, home and shoulder were open to all. The heavens are brighter now for they have truly gained an angel. A Celebration of Life Service for Diane will be conducted on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 3:00 PM from the New Hope United Methodist Church at 12725 S. Istachatta Rd, Floral City, FL 34436, with the Rev. Carol Roberts, officiating. Burial will follow at the New Hope Cemetery. Friends are invited to call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home; located at 3075 S. Florida Avenue Inverness, FL 34460, on Sunday from 5 PM until 7 PM.


June Fox

June E Fox, 86, Inverness, F
June E. Fox, 86, of Inverness, FL, passed away November 4. 2018 at Always There Assisted Living in Citrus Springs, FL. She was born in Tonawanda, NY on June 19, 1932 to the late George C. and Nora H. (Duwe) Marohn. June was a bookkeeper for the automotive sales industry, and arrived in this area in 1990, coming from Olean, NY. She was Protestant by faith, and her and her late husband Ronald were members of the VFW Post #4337, Inverness. She was also a member of the “Honeybees”, and enjoyed playing Bingo, doing puzzles, playing cards, and watching TV and NASCAR. June loved arts and crafts, and would make lap blankets for hospital patients. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Ronald E. Fox in 2014. Survivors include her children, Ronald E. Fox, Jr and his wife Nicole of Brampton, Ontario, Canada, and Joanne Tournade and her husband Buddy of Inverness; one sister, Marion Jaeger of Springville, NY; 3 grandchildren, Mason, Robert, and Jonathan; and 5 great-grandchildren. Ronald and June’s urns will be laid to rest together at Florida National Cemetery at a later date. Cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Francis Guida

Francis S Guida, 75, Beverly Hills, FL
Francis S. Guida, 75, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away October 16, 2018 at Avante'at Inverness. He was born in Bridgeport, CT on November 29, 1942; son of the late Leo and Lucille (Petrino) Guida and proudly served his country in the Army National Guard. Frank worked as a Quality Inspector at Allied Signal Aerospace, and was a member and passionate advocate for the U.A.W. Local 1010. He was Vice Chairman of the Beacon Falls Planning and Zoning Commission in the seventies. He enjoyed spending time with his Aunt Claire and Uncle Steve in Beverly Hills, FL. Frank permanently moved to Florida from Hamden, CT in 2007. Catholic by faith, he loved listening to country music, spending time in Vermont, eating fine Italian food and watching movies. Frank is survived by his children William Guida, and daughter-in-law Bridgette Guida of Stevensville, MD; Kerri Guida and her partner Donald Stowe of Shrewsbury, MA; and three grandchildren, Joe Guida, Sean Guida and Olivia Stowe. He was a devoted father and grandfather. A private mass will be held for him at St. Theresa Church followed by A Celebration of Life Memorial Service at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Trumbull, CT on November 3rd. Cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Lawrence Hannett

Lawrence P Hannett, 87, Inverness, FL
Lawrence Patrick Hannett, 87, of Inverness, FL passed away July 18, 2018 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL due to his failed health resulting from a vehicle accident. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on June 7, 1931 to the late Alfred and Anna (Mc Hugh) Hannett and was a Catholic by faith. Lawrence retired with honor from Dover Delaware as a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. He served this country for 24 years which included the Korean and Viet-Nam conflicts. Afterwards, he arrived in Citrus County in 1976 and resided in Inverness, FL where he worked and retired as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service after 15 years. Lawrence enjoyed spending several months at his home in Costa Rica each year. He liked reading car and other consumer magazines, and traveling. He was preceded in death by son, Brian Hannett and grandson Cody Allan Hannett of Inverness, FL. Lawrence is survived by his children Brady Hannett and wife Lisa of Inverness, FL, Jeffery Hannett and wife Stephanie of Riverview, FL, Michael Hannett and wife Nancy of Indianapolis, IN, Darren Hannett and wife Marion of Kahnawake, Quebec, Canada, and Dawn Jezebel Hannett of Inverness, FL; as well as 2 daughters newly discovered through Ancestry, Jennifer McLemore of N.C., and Lisa Veitenheimer (deceased) of TX, one brother, Thomas Hannett and one sister, Lorraine Luzopone; 10 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Lawrence was laid to rest at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Gregory Henderson

Gregory C Henderson, 60, Homosassa, FL
Gregory Curtis Henderson, age 60, of Homosassa, FL passed away on October 1, 2018. He was born on May 14, 1958 in Waynesville, MO to the late Kenneth Wayne and Dorothy May (Thrift) Henderson. Greg made Citrus County, FL his home 5 years ago after relocating from Ft. Lauderdale. Greg excelled at many things, including refinishing furniture, and was a true jack of all trades. He was also an excellent guitar player and loved writing music. Those left to mourn Gregory’s passing include his loving companion of 19 years, Kimberly Jones of Homosassa, FL, and her sons, Joshua and Kyle; his 2 sisters: Tina Castro and her husband David of Davie, FL, Terri Weise and her husband Stevan of Clinton, TN. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Michael Higgins

Michael A Higgins, 28, Inverness, FL
Michael Andrew Higgins was born January 27, 1990 in Inverness, FL and was a life long resident of Homosassa. He passed away September 24, 2018. Michael loved spending time with his family and will be greatly missed. Michael is preceded in death by his grandparents Johnny H. and Carol R. Palmer and his uncle John R. Palmer. Michael is survived by his mother Suzanne Arnold and step father Mark Arnold, his brothers Matthew Higgins, Kyle Higgins (Ting) and Collin Higgins, his aunt Sherri Norup (Todd). Aunt Debra Higgins, uncle Tim Arnold, grandmother Isabel Whitehead, and numerous cousins. Psalms 23:4 1 The LORD is my Shepard; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: 2 He leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Helen Holmquist

Helen M Holmquist, 96, Inverness, FL
Helen M. Holmquist, 96, of Inverness, FL passed away October 26, 2018 at Angels Senior Living in Land-O-Lakes, FL. She was born in Bloomfield, NJ on November 20, 1921 to the late George F. and Marion A. (Hicks) Reider. Helen worked as a banquet waitress, and arrived in this area in 1982, coming from West Milford, NJ. She loved yard work, and enjoyed playing shuffleboard, crocheting, swimming, hunting for a good bargain, and was a very loving grandmother. Helen was preceded in death by her loving husband of 66 years, Howard A. Holmquist in 2006. She is survived by her children Howard K. Holmquist and his wife Cheryl of Milford, PA, and Dale Mary Smith and her husband Ray of San Antonio, FL; 4 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren. Helen’s urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Kenneth Howey

Kenneth R Howey, 89, Inverness, FL
Kenneth Raymond Howey, beloved father and friend to so many, passed away on September 10, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, FL. He was 89 years old. Ken was born on February 23, 1929 in Newton, NJ. He grew up in Dingman’s Ferry, PA on a rural family farm with two brothers and four sisters, and graduated Milford High School, PA. He served in the U.S. Army and attained the rank of Corporal during the Korean War. He had a first marriage to Margaret (Peggy) Crawford in 1951 and they had two daughters. He owned and managed a diner in Branchville, NJ, and he also worked as a clerk at the A&P Grocery Store in Newton, NJ. A&P promoted Ken to store manager and eventually found he had a talent for turning around under-performing stores. Ken possessed an intuitive sense of math and business savvy. In 1964 he married Elma (Wallace) Bell a widow with five young, restless boys. After retiring from A&P, Ken un-retired himself and worked in security at Selective Insurance in Branchville, NJ. Shortly after, they discovered his talents and trained him to be an insurance adjuster/ inspector. After pursuing this new career for 10 years, Ken retired again in 1992. At that time, he and Elma moved to Inverness, Fl. Even though retired, Ken’s mind wouldn’t slow down. He invested in several rental villas and presided as president of the Whispering Pine Villas homeowner’s association for several terms. He volunteered at Citrus Memorial Hospital and helped many in the community with starting a business or solving business problems. Ken is survived by his sister Irene Kinney, daughters Betty Swineford & Helen Howey; his sons David, Jeffery, James, Richard & Glenn Bell. He has ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his wife, Elma, his parents Henry J. Howey & Mabel Walters Howey, and five other siblings: Ada, Chuck, Walt, Dot and Amy. Services are scheduled at The Charles E. Davis Funeral Home, 3075 S. Florida Avenue, Inverness, FL 34450 on Sunday, September 23rd at 2PM. An escorted funeral procession will leave the next day on Monday, September 24th at 9AM from The Davis Funeral Home to the Florida National Cemetery, located at 6502 SW 102nd Avenue, Bushnell, Sumter County, FL 33513. In lieu of flowers, Ken wishes donations to be made to a charity of your choice or the American Cancer Society. Ken loved life, making friends and solving problems. He was living life the way he wanted and was sharp-minded to the end. Thank you to Trish, Heidi and Ron, and all his neighbors.


Richard Hutchinson

Richard J Hutchinson, 80, Lecanto, FL
Richard John Hutchinson “Hutch”, 80, of Lecanto, Florida, passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Hutch was born in Buffalo, New York on October 20, 1937, to the late William J. and Francis (Donohue) Hutchinson. He came to Citrus County in 2000 from Hilton Head, SC. Hutch was a retired tool & dye maker for the Ford Motor Company in Hamburg, NY. Hutch enjoyed boating, swimming and skiing both in snow and water, but his true passion and love was the game of golf. He played every day but Sunday, when he enjoyed watching it on TV. He was a long time member of Cazenovia, Bridgewater, Oyster Reef and 7 Rivers Golf Clubs. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 48 years, Theresa Hutchinson; sons: Richard J. Hutchinson, Jr. of Buffalo, NY, David J. Hutchinson of Hernando, FL, Paul F. Hutchinson of Marilla, NY, Timothy J. Hutchinson of Westminster, CO; daughters: Teriann Brennan of Lackawanna, NY, Rebecca Corte of Cohutta, GA; brother, William Hutchinson of Lancaster, NY; sister, Diane Kerner of West Seneca, NY; grandchildren: Angela, Rachel, Heather, Paul, Janaya, Joshua, Matthew, Andrew, Shaelyn, Mia, and Samantha.; 11 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, Suzanne Salcedo. Private cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


James Hutchison

James A Hutchison, 68, Orlando, FL
James Allen Hutchison, age 68, of Orlando, FL passed away at Orlando Regional Medical Center on September 4, 2018. James was born on August 12, 1950 in Orlando, FL to the late Alton Louis and Lois (Parham) Hutchison. On June 24, 1978 he married Elizabeth (Bagnell) with whom he shared 40 years of loving marriage. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing pool and had been a member of a league for a number of years. James’ greatest joy in life was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. In addition to his loving wife Elizabeth, those left to mourn James’ passing are his sons: James Hutchison and his wife Maureen of Mt. Laurel, N.J., Justin Hutchison and his wife Cieara of Orlando, FL; daughters: Christy Hutchison of Tampa, FL, Nicole Walsh and her husband Robert of Minneloa, FL; brother Mike Hutchison and his wife Leslie of Indialantic, FL; sister, Michelle Macdonald and her husband Russ of New Smyrna Beach, FL; and 9 grandchildren. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Anna Hutman

Anna C Hutman, 85, Floral City, FL
Anna Catherine Hutman, age 85, of Floral City, FL, passed away September 1, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital with her loving family by her side. Anna was born on February 28, 1933, in Philadelphia, PA, to the late Martin Joseph and Barbara Isabella (Dillmann) Mulvoy. On August 11, 1953, she met Ernest C. Hutman whom she married 3 months later on November 28, 1953. Anna and Ernest made Citrus County, FL their home in 1982 after relocating from Pompano Beach, FL. She was an avid reader. Anna also enjoyed crocheting, painting ceramics and crafts. Anna’s greatest joy was spending time with her loving family. In addition to her husband of 65 years, Ernest Hutman, Sr., those left to mourn Anna’s passing are her daughters: Barbara Turner and her husband Michael of Floral City, FL, Sherrie Walsh and her husband Terry of Ocala, FL, Laurel Parido and her husband Jim of Tallahassee, FL, Kathy Watson of Margate, FL; son, Ernest Hutman, Jr. and his wife Michelle of Melbourne, FL; 10 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren with one more on the way, and 1 great great grandchild. Anna was preceded in death by her son in law, Harry Watson in 2011, 8 brothers and 1 sister. A celebration of Anna’s life has been planned by her family for Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 10:00 AM at the Kiwanis Youth Club, 428 Davidson Avenue, Inverness, FL. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Frances Infantino

Frances M Infantino, 99, Inverness, FL
Frances Infantino, age 99, passed away on the afternoon of September 16, 2018 at her Inverness residence, surrounded by her four children. Frances was born in Brooklyn, NY on September 25, 1918 to the late John and Josephine (Diem) Manfrin. She and her husband, Thomas V. Infantino, Sr., came to Citrus County in 1957 from Bayshore, NY, in order to raise their family and to work in partnership in the operation of their real estate development activities. Frances was preceded in death by her husband, her brothers Eugene Manfrin and Johnny Manfrin, and her parents. She leaves behind her four children Thomas V. Infantino, II (Elizabeth), Richard S. Infantino (Margaret), John D. Infantino, Vivian E. Infantino; 5 grandchildren, Stephen (Andrea), Richard, Jr., Anthony, Joseph, and Christopher; 2 great grandchildren; and her sister Jeanette Dolny. The family wishes to thank caregivers, Sofia, Judith, Elena and Rosemarie; Hospice of Citrus County & the Nature Coast; staff and residents of the Inverness Club, where Fran resided for the last nine years. Fran held education at any age near and dear to her heart. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her memory to the Citrus High School Library through the Citrus County Education Foundation, PO Box 2004, Inverness FL, 34551; attention Mz. Shaunda Burdette. Charles Davis Funeral Home of Inverness assisted with Frances’ final arrangements.


Akira "A.J." Jackson

Akira "A.J." S Jackson, 70, Inverness, FL
Akira “A.J.” Sakai Jackson, age 70, of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on Saturday, November 10, 2018. A.J. was born on April 10, 1948 in Manazuru, Japan to the late Ernie Ray Jackson and Hiroko Sakai. He was a professional jeweler and owned and operated the A.J. Jewelry Shop in Inverness for a number of years. Those left to mourn A.J.’s passing include his daughters: Katsuko Ballew and her husband Jamie of Hudson, FL, Yukiko Schlotter and her husband Joey of New Port Richey, FL, Takako Price and her husband Robby of Grove City, OH; stepmother, Emma Jackson of Terre Haute, IN; brother, Tom Jackson; sisters: Linda Lewis and JoAnne Bermudez; grandchildren: Chad, Kylie, Ryan, Caden, Sydney and Corey. A.J. also leaves behind “Cheech”, his beloved Chihuahua and faithful companion. In addition to his parents, He was preceded in death by sister, Carol Swanson. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Friday, November 16, 2018 at 3:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Kevin Ballard of Calvary Chapel Inverness officiating. Friends may join A.J.’s family in visitation beginning at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Following cremation, A.J.’s urn will be laid to rest at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Lawrence Janosek

Lawrence N Janosek, 76, Lecanto, FL
Lawrence Neale “Larry” Janosek, 76, of Lecanto, FL passed away peacefully on August 30, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL after a lengthy battle of failing health. He was born in Cleveland, OH to the late Charles and Ruth (Hawkins) Janosek. Larry was a Corporation Vice President for the manufacturing industry and arrived in this area in 2002, coming from Strongville, OH. He was a Methodist by faith, and loved the Ohio Buckeyes football team; having played with Woody Hayes for a time. Larry enjoyed golfing, relaxing on the beach, and watching his grandchildren participate in sports. He was the beloved life partner of Judy Baker of Lecanto; loving father to Cheri Wohleber and her husband Tom of Ridgeville, OH, Larry Janosek, Jr. and his wife Michelle of Newport, NC, and David Janosek and his wife Carrie of Palm Harbor, FL; cherished grandfather to Taylor, Aiden, Ethan, Evan, Luke, Trevor, and Grace. Larry was preceded in death by 2 brothers, James and Gerald Janosek. The family would like to extend their thankfulness for all the care provided to Larry by his doctors, nurses, CMH and all the health care providers. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ivar Johnson

Ivar E Johnson, 79, Inverness, FL
Ivar Emil Johnson, age 79, of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on Thursday, November 1, 2018. Ivar was born on November 13, 1938 in Warwick, R.I. to the late Johan and Ruth Johnson. He was a Mechanical Engineer for the Nuclear / Clean Energy Industry throughout his professional career. Ivar made Citrus County, FL his home 12 years ago after relocating from Miami, FL. In his spare time he enjoyed reading, “tinkering” in his garage and going to the gun range. He also loved cars of all types. Those left to mourn Ivar’s passing include his wife and companion of 30 years, Theresa Talamo; son, Carl Ivarson and his wife Heidi Echols of Greensboro, N.C.; daughters: Deborah Johnson of Dumont, N.J., Rebecca Johnson of Boston, MA, Kathy Johnson and her husband Wayland Robinson of Leicester, N.C.; stepsons: Thomas Hadlow of Tomball, TX, Todd Hadlow and his wife Melinda of Oswego, N.Y.; stepdaughter, Tammy Garcerella and her husband Ambie of Oswego, N.Y.; grandchildren: Kassidy, Sophia, Skyler, Roxanne, Terra, Amber, Tia; and 4 great grandchildren. There will be a gathering of Ivar’s friends and family from 2:00 to 4:00 PM on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Inverness VFW Post #4337, 906 FL Highway 44, Inverness, FL 34450.


Diane Johnston

Diane P Johnston, 71, Floral City, FL
Diane Paula Johnston, 71, of Floral City, FL passed away October 4, 2018 under the care of Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL. She was born in Steubenville, OH on April 21, 1947 to the late Adolph and Vilma (Dull) Plevell. Diane was a real estate broker, and arrived in this area in 2013, coming from Riverview, FL. She attended Boca Ciega High School in St. Petersburg, FL. Diane was an excellent cook and baker. She was a great entertainer, and loved cookouts, gardening, and taking care of her plants. She is survived by her best friend and companion, Chet Patterson of Inverness, FL. Diane is also survived by her daughter Shannon Johnston and her companion Aubrey Catrett of Land-O-Lakes, FL; and one grandchild, Carlie Johnston. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Diane will be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 3:00 P.M. at Calvary Chapel of Inverness with Pastor Kevin Ballard officiating. Private cremation under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Dottry Kohl

Dottry H Kohl, 90, Inverness, FL
Dottry H. Kohl, 90, of Inverness, FL passed away November 1, 2018 at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL. She was born in Benham, VA on June 2, 1928 to the late Carl Smith and Gay (McCroskey) Gobble. Dottry was the owner and operator of a printing company, and arrived in this area in 1997, coming from Bellport, Long Island, NY. She was Presbyterian by faith, served as the Bell Port Chamber Treasurer for 12 years, and a member of the Master Printers Association in Suffolk County, NY. Dottry was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Kohl, one brother, Harry Gobble; and one sister Inez Gobble. She is survived by her children Paul Gianferrara and his wife Kathleen of Hernando, FL, and Judy Bianco and her husband Ralph of New York. A Celebration of Life Gathering of Family and Friends will be held on Friday, November 9, 3:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Tony Kohler

Tony A Kohler, 51, Hernando, FL
Tony Allen Kohler, age 51, of Hernando, FL passed away at his home on October 1, 2018. Tony was born in York, PA on August 4, 1967 to Burnell Kohler and the late Elvera (Sellers). He just made Florida his home 2 months ago after leaving York, PA and was looking forward to Florida winters. In his spare time, Tony enjoyed fishing, hunting with his father, playing video games and cooking. He was Baptist by faith and attended worship services at Shepherd’s Way Church in Lecanto, FL. Tony’s is survived by his father and stepmother, Bernell and Gloria Kohler; sisters: Teresa Johnson and her husband Eric of Redline, PA, Debra Stubbs and her significant other, Mick Miller of York, PA; nieces: Jordon, Jenny, Heather, Kelly; and nephews: Justin, Josh and Ben; step brother, Richard Darin Gibbs, step sister, Tina Folsom and husband Michael, and his significant other of 20 years, Trish Warner. Tony was preceded in death by his mother, Elvera in January of 2014. A celebration of Tony’s life will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 10:00 AM from the Shepherd’s Way Community Church in Lecanto. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


William Leiner, Sr.

William L Leiner, Sr., 95, Ocala, FL
William Louis Leiner, Sr., age 95, Ocala, Florida, formerly of Inverness, Florida passed away November 14, 2018 at the Legacy Hospice House in Ocala, FL. Mr. Leiner was born in Allentown, PA on January 22, 1923 to the late Louis and Bertha (Wilfinger) Leiner and came to Florida in 2013 from Coplay, Pennsylvania. A proud veteran, he served in the U.S. Navy during WW II as an Aviation Machinist’s Mate, enlisted in 1940 and discharged in 1946. He served in the Asiatic - Pacific Theater and was a Pearl Harbor survivor. Bill was a member of the Citrus Fleet Reserve Branch No. 186 where he was honored as a Pearl Harbor survivor on several occasions. He retired from the Bethlehem Steel Corporation as a Grade A Machinest with 30 years of service before moving to Florida and enjoyed various sports, especially Penn State Football and St Louis Cardinals baseball. Left to cherish his memory are three children, John W. Leiner and his wife Tammy of Ocala, FL; William L. Leiner, Jr. and wife Cindy of Coplay, Pennsylvania; his daughter, Phylis Engleman and husband Jeff of Coplay, Pennsylvania. There are 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary A. (Mitzi) Leiner on February 14, 2013. They were married for 63 years. There will be a Celebration of Life Service on Monday, November 19, 2018 1:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Beaverson of the First Lutheran Church of Inverness officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Wounded Warriors Project: www.woundedwarriorproject.org/Donate. Visitation will be from 12 noon until the hour of service.


Lindsey Thomas Lemus

Lindsey Thomas Lemus, 31, Floral City, FL
Lindsey Thomas-Lemus, age 31, of Floral City, FL passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2018 while under the care Cornerstone Hospice. A lifelong Floridian, Lindsey was born on October 1, 1986 in Jacksonville, FL. She was the daughter of Wilbur and Debora (Warfuel) Thomas. She is also survived by 2 sons: Gabriel and Gavin Thomas, and sister, Ashley Thomas. Lindsey enjoyed going to the beach, making arts and crafts and was known to help others in need. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Leroy Loveland, Sr.

Leroy W Loveland, Sr., 93, Homosassa, FL
Leroy W. Loveland, Sr., age 93, of Homosassa, FL, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2018 at Ocala Regional Medical Center. Leroy was born on September 24, 1924 to the late Leroy and Marie (Fleischlt) Loveland in Scranton, PA. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and was a Veteran of World War II. After his military service, he went on to become a salesman for National Wine Company. He met the love of his life, Mary Louise Godfrey, on a blind date. They married on February 23, 1946, and shared 74 years of loving marriage together. Leroy and Mary spent several years traveling around the country in their R.V. They made Citrus County, FL their home in 1992 and were parishioners of St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church in Crystal River, FL. In his spare time, Leroy enjoyed playing golf and spending time with his family. In addition to his loving wife Mary, those left to mourn Leroy’s passing include his sons: Richard Loveland and his wife Marie Christine of Florida, Leroy Loveland, Jr. and his wife Eleanor of Florida, Kenneth Loveland and his wife Taria of Tennessee; brother, Fred Loveland of South Carolina; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Leroy was preceded in death by 3 brothers: Bruce, Jimmy and Johnny Loveland. A Celebration of Life Memorial service is planned for Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 10:00 AM at St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church in Crystal River and will be conducted by Reverend Joan Holden. A graveside service will follow at Florida National Cemetery with military honors being rendered by Inverness VFW #4337 Honor Guard. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Paul Mackey

Paul R Mackey, 59, Inverness, FL
Paul R. Mackey, age 59, of Inverness, FL passed away October 3, 2018. Paul was born on July 5, 1959 in Cambridge, MA to the late Peter and Helene Sheila (Lebicz) Mackey. He made Inverness, FL his home in 2005 after relocating from New Hampshire. Paul enjoyed going to flea markets and collecting memorabilia. He was a fan of both the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox. Paul is survived by two siblings: Peter J. Mackey, Jr. of Colorado Springs, CO and Joanne M. Mackey of Jacksonville, FL; and is the uncle of Daniel and Erin Mackey and the great uncle of Elyana Scott. Paul will be laid to rest with his parent’s at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness at a later date. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


James May

James M May, 77, Inverness, FL
James Milton May, Jr., age 77, of Inverness, FL, and formerly of Somerset, PA, passed away at his home on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 while surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born on February 6, 1941 in Berlin, PA to the late Pauline (Schrock) and James May, Sr. He graduated from Berlin High School in 1959. On June 17, 1962 he married Patricia L. (Maust) with whom he shared 56 years of loving marriage. Jim was a retired Manager for the Agway Lawn and Garden Center. He and his wife became Florida “Snow Birds” in 2009 and made Inverness, FL their permanent home in 2017 after relocating from Pennsylvania. Jim was a member of the Somerset Church of the Brethren in Somerset, PA and attended the First Christian Church of Inverness. He enjoyed woodworking, lawn care, hunting and singing in the church choir. Jim loved riding his Goldwing Trike and was a member of the Goldwing Road Riders Association, Chapter T. In addition to his loving wife Pat, those left to mourn Jim’s passing include his daughters: Yvonne L. Miller and her husband Rich of Hooversville, PA, Susan May of Inverness, FL; grandson, Ian J. Maldonado of Somerset, PA; sister in law, Patsy Maust; one nephew and several nieces. In addition to his parent’s, Jim was preceded in death by his brother, Dennis W. May. Jim’s family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude for the loving care and kindness of Vitas Healthcare Hospice. Family and friends will be received from 4 to 7 pm at the Miller Funeral Home in Somerset, PA on October 30th, 2018 where a celebration of life service will be held at 7 pm, Pastor Chris Forry officiating. Memorial donations may be made in Jim's memory to Vitas Healthcare at P.O . Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Timothy McAllister

Timothy P McAllister, 54, Hernando, FL
Timothy Paul McAllister, 54 of Hernando, passed away Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, FL. Timothy was born on October 10, 1964 in West Palm Beach, FL, to the late Ralph and Audrene McAllister. He came to Citrus County in 2007 from West Palm Beach, FL. Timothy was a block mason in the construction industry. He loved music and enjoyed riding his motorcycle and fishing. He enjoyed watching football and NASCAR. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 26 years, Kelly McAllister; his children: Timothy Paul McAllister II, Tommy McAllister, and Tori McAllister, all of Hernando; his brother, Mickey McAllister and grandson, Timothy Paul McAllister III. Timothy was preceded in death by his daughter Tera on February 9, 2013. A celebration of Timothy’s life will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 12:00 PM at the Inverness VFW #4337. Cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Tina McClung

Tina A McClung, 57, Lake Panasoffkee, FL
Tina Annette McClung, age 57, of Lake Panasoffkee, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on September 8, 2018. Tina was born on February 9, 1961 in Orlando, FL to Ruby (Freeman) and the late Charles McClung. She was a homemaker throughout her lifetime and made Lake Panasoffkee her home 3 years ago after relocating from Webster, FL. Tina was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church in Orlando, FL where her parent’s had been founding members. She loved reading and spending time with her grandkids. Those left to mourn Tina’s passing are her daughters: Tabatha Barnhart of Hurricane, W.V., Rachel Murray of Lake Panasoffkee, FL, Amanda Murray of Orlando, FL; mother, Ruby McClung of Croom, FL; brothers: David, John, Terry and Timothy McClung; sister, Linda Sommers; and grandchildren: Baylee, Kylie, Gabrielle and Payton. Private cremation care is provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


David McDonald

David R McDonald, 66, Inverness, FL
David R. McDonald, 66, of Inverness, FL passed away October 30, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born in Falmouth, MA on March 25, 1952 to the late Robert Dexter and Barbara (Berg) McDonald. David was a Financial Investor, and arrived in this area in 1999, coming from Falmouth. He was an avid bicycle rider, and was known locally as “Trail Dave” for his love of riding the trail. David was also a Red Sox and Patriots fan. Left to mourn his passing is his long time loving companion of 18 years, Embeth Nagy; his brother, Kevin McDonald of Lovell, ME; and his sister Nancy Douzuk of Franklin, TN. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Mary McWhorter

Mary A McWhorter, 87, Lecanto, FL
Mary Ann McWhorter of Lecanto, Florida, surrounded by her loved ones, passed away from a battle with congestive heart failure on 5 November, 2018 at 8:20 PM at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, Florida. She is survived by her son, Chester Lee McWhorter, Jr. (Patricia) of Martinsburg, WV; daughter, Jo Len McWhorter (Dana McGuire) of Leesburg, Fl; grandsons Lee Danial (Athena), and Brad David (Breana) and three beloved great-grandchildren. Mary Ann was preceded in death by her devoted and loving husband, Chester Lee McWhorter Sr. originally from Barboursville, WV; her baby boy David Lee; father Harvey Leonard Wills; and mother Virgie Armentia (Collins) Wills both of Roanoke, Virginia. Mary Ann graduated from Jefferson High School in Roanoke, Va., where she learned business and organizational skills that she applied to the care and maintenance of her home, children, and later, her parents. An only child, Mary Ann was part of a large family of aunts, uncles, and cousins in and around the Roanoke area. She frequently returned to Roanoke to help various family members who lived in town, out in the country, or in nursing homes. Mary Ann was dedicated to her family and was a partner with her Air Force/U.S. government employed husband caring for their home and her children through several transitions and domestic moves between a number of states including California, New Mexico, Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, Maryland, and West Virginia. Organizing household moves, working with differing school systems, finding new doctors, and maintaining the harmony and sanity of the family were frequent challenges Mary Ann successfully strove to conquer. Mary Ann worked outside the home on occasion. As a young girl she worked at the 5 and Dime soda fountain in Roanoke. She later worked at the Kenrose plant also in Roanoke. In the 1980s she worked in Bodine’s restaurant in Hedgesville, WV. As a young girl, Mary Ann enjoyed being a member of the Girl Scouts and in the 1980s she was heavily involved with the Shawnee Girl Scout Council in Martinsburg, WV and with her daughter’s girl scout troops in Hedgesville, WV. She handled or assisted with budgeting, planning, and conducting various activities to include cookie sales, camping trips, and charity/volunteer events. She exhibited leadership skills which provided a positive impact on the lives of young scout members. Mary Ann was also an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star in the Hedgesville, WV chapter. Through these organizations she donated time and effort to charitable causes. Besides supporting charities and other groups, Mary Ann’s hobbies included bowling, reading novels, building puzzles, maintaining scrapbooks and photo albums, and playing card games with friends and family. She was a member of the Tuesday Morning Housewives bowling league in Huntsville, Alabama in the 1970s where her team occasionally won a trophy, and she was a member of an early bird bowling league at Pikeside bowl in Martinsburg, WV in the 1980s. Mary Ann enjoyed Sunday pokeno games and the friends she made at the Italian Club in Inverness during her 20+ years living in Florida. A small service for the immediate family will be held on 9 November 2018 and Mary Ann will be buried in the National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. Funeral arrangements will be handled by Chas E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness. In lieu of flowers please send donations in Mary Ann’s name to one of her favorite charities, The Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights, NY, 10598, 914-245-4024, www.guidingeyes.org.


James Morin

James P Morin, 67, Homosassa, FL
James Patrick Morin, 67 of Homosassa, FL passed away October 16, 2018 with his family at his side in Oak Hill Hospital, Brooksville, FL. Jim was born in Norwich, CT on March 6, 1951 to the late Lynwood and Dorothy (McFall) Morin and came to Florida 5 years ago from Corinna, ME. He worked in the janitorial business and was Catholic by faith. His memory will be cherished by his wife of 42 years, Dianne Fowler Morin; his 3 children: James Patrick Morin, Jr of Byron, GA; Pamela Morin, Bangor, ME; Jamie Morin, Palmyer, ME; 4 brothers and sisters: Dennis and Arthur and Donna and Dorothy; 3 grandchildren. Private cremation care with Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory


James Muggleton

James R Muggleton, 93, Inverness, FL
James R. Muggleton, age 93, of Inverness, FL passed away at Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing Facility in Inverness on October 23, 2018. James was born on January 3, 1925 in Niagara Falls, N.Y. to the late Earl and Isabel (Fraser) Muggleton. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy and was a Veteran of World War II. After his military service, James went on to work as a Pipe Fitter for the Hooker Chemical Company in Niagara Falls, N.Y. On May 29, 1945 he married Bernice (Wojtowicz) with whom he shared 69 years of marriage until her passing on October 18, 2014. James and Bernice made Inverness, FL their home in 1994 after relocating from Ormond by the Sea, FL. In his spare time he enjoyed doing yard work but, he truly loved playing golf. James was a member of the Inverness Golf and Country Club where he was able to hit the links as much as possible. Those left to mourn James’ passing include his sons: Kenneth Muggleton and his wife Nancy of Apollo Beach, FL, Daniel Muggleton of Springfield, MA, Mark Muggleton and his wife Collie of Longmont, CO; daughter, Donna Sawyer and her husband Wayne of Macedon, N.Y.; 5 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. James’ urn will be laid to rest alongside his loving wife Bernice at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. A graveside service is scheduled for Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 1:30 PM. Military honors will be rendered by Inverness VFW #4337 Honor Guard. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Margaret Mulligan

Margaret M Mulligan, 87, Crystal River, FL
Margaret Mary Mulligan (Peggy) 87, passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2018, at the Hospice House in Lecanto, Florida surrounded by her extended family. Peggy was born March 24, 1931 in the Bronx, NY to Florence (Frank) and Margaret Clarke McCarthy, both immigrants from Ireland. She grew up on Edison Ave. with her five brothers and sisters and attended Catholic Schools. Peg was married to Paul G. Mulligan (6-25-14) for 64 years and they raised seven children in East Northport, L.I., N.Y. Peggy was active in her church – St. Anthony’s of Padua – and volunteered in its outreach program. She was a Hospice volunteer for more than 20 years. Peg was proud of her Irish heritage and continued Cali dancing well into her 80s. She was known to belt out an Irish ballad or two with minimal encouragement. Her employment career included many years in the human resource department with Estee Lauder cosmetic company in NY. Peggy was predeceased by her parents, her husband Paul and two brothers, Frank and Edward. She is survived by her sisters; Dolores Hoynes of Hobe Sound, Fl. And Pat Fitzsimmons of Jupiter, FL., and her brother Donald McCarthy of California. She is survived by her seven children: Kevin and Connie of Crystal River; Gerry and Janet of Crystal River; Mary Pat of New York City; Brian of Austin, Texas; Terriann and Robert Giorgi of Midlothian, Va.; Jeannine Ortiz and her husband Dominic of Deer Park, NY; Daniel and Barbara of New Providence, N.J. Peggy is also survived by 15 grandchildren; Jessica, Erin, Jeremiah, Christopher, Jeff, Connor, Nicholas, Daniel, Melissa, Anthony, Devin, Kristen, Aylin, Kenan, Kylie. Her extended family included seventeen great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations to Outreach at St. Anthony’s would be appreciated. Services will be held on August 22 in New York. Burial will be at the Calverton National Cemetery on Long Island. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home assisted in Florida


Marie Napoleon

Marie J Napoleon, 81, Inverness, FL
Marie Napoleon, age 81, of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on October 21, 2018. Marie was born on January 21, 1937 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to the late Vincent and Adele Lily (Marx) De Fiore. She made Citrus County, FL her home 12 years ago after relocating from Port Charlotte, FL. Marie was known for her artistic abilities and creativity. She enjoyed making arts and crafts and working in her garden. While residing in New York, she was very active in the church ministries of the Living Water Full Gospel Church, of Riverhead, N.Y. She was also a Den Mother for Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts and enjoyed playing Mahjong with her friends on a weekly basis. Those left to mourn Marie’s passing include her children: Anthony S. Napoleon of Lindenhurst, N.Y., Jean Marie Warnke of Inverness, FL, James V. Napoleon and his wife Jennifer of Eastport, N.Y., Lawrence C. Napoleon of Port Charlotte, FL; brother, Stephen De Fiore and his wife Madeline of Inverness, FL; and grandchildren: Alicia, Andrew, Steven, Jeremy, Nicole, Rebecca, Alexandra, Kaitlyn, William Jr., James Jr., Ryan and Joshua. A Celebration of Marie’s life is scheduled for Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 3:00 PM and will be conducted by Reverend Greg Kell of Cornerstone Baptist Church at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness. Friends are invited join Marie’s family in visitation starting at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Donna Nelson

Donna C Nelson, 80, Inverness, FL
Donna C. Nelson, 80, of Inverness, FL passed away September 30, 2018 at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL. She was born in Jamestown, NY on June 22, 1938 to the late Irvin R. and Mabel (Barger) Crossley. Donna was a Branch Office Administrator for Edward Jones Investment Company, and arrived in this area in 1985, coming from Sugar Grove, PA. She attended Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness, was an avid traveler, and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. Donna was preceded in death by her loving husband of 46 years, Neil R. Nelson in 2004, brother Irvin R. Crossley, Jr, and sister Sandra Young. She is survived by her children David N. Nelson and his wife Wendy of Bonnieville, KY, Judy L. Johnson and her husband Keith of Cape Coral, FL, Dawn E. Regan and her husband Tim of Inverness, and Michelle M. Goodman and her husband Eugene of Floral City, FL; sister Connie Anderson and her husband James of Beverly Hills, FL; 8 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Donna will be held at Cornerstone Baptist Church on Friday, October 5, at 11:30 A.M. The family will be receiving friends at the church at 11:00 A.M. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation, Grand Central Station, PO Box 4777, New York, NY 10305, or on line at: www.michaeljfox.org/tribute/tribute-page.php?id=1009&np=true Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Grace Nersasian

Grace R Nersasian, 91, Inverness, FL
Grace Russell Nersasian, 91, of Inverness, FL went home to be with her Lord and Savior on September 12, 2018 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. She was born on September 21, 1926 to the late Benjamin Franklin and Elizabeth (Chute) Russell. Grace was a homemaker and attended Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church, and was also very active with Ft. Cooper State Park in Inverness, where she and her husband Arthur started a volunteer organization for the park. Before retiring to Florida, Grace was also a very active member with Faith Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, DE. She was a very generous person, and loved spending summers in New Hampshire, and enjoyed sewing, baking, playing cards and dominoes, reading, and spending time with her family and grandchildren. She was a gracious hostess for a bi-weekly Bible study in her home for many years. Grace was preceded in death by 5 siblings. She is survived by her loving husband of 71 years, Arthur Nersasian of Inverness. She is also survived by her children, Arthur R. Nersasian and his wife Debra of Wilmington, DE, Deborah N. Whitlock and her husband Keith of Hockessin, DE, and Richard N. Nersasian of Wilmington, DE; brother Richard Russell and sister Jean Hersey; 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Service for Grace is scheduled for Thursday, 11:00 A.M. at Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church in Lecanto, FL. Grace will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to either Ft. Cooper State Park, or Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church. Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Michael Posey

Michael L Posey, 55, Bushnell, FL
Michael Lance Posey, age 55, Bushnell, FL passed away suddenly at home on September 6, 2018. Michael was born in Lansing, MI on October 26, 1962 to Lewis F. and Denelda McGowan Posey and came to Florida with his parents in 1973. He assisted his father in many ways but primarily served as the manager of his office rental businesses. He attended the Citrus Missionary Baptist Church in Inverness. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Michael Lewis Posey, and Amber Lynn Posey, both of Inverness; his father, Lewis F. Posey, Hernando, FL; brother, Larry Dean Posey, St Petersburg; 3 step brothers: Michael, Steven, and David Rickly, all of Hernando; 2 grandchildren, Aubree and Ayden Borski and his former wife, Tammy Posey. He was preceded in death by his mother, Denelda Posey and his step mother, Leyla Posey. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Troy Sheppard of the Citrus Missionary Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends in visitation Monday from 10:00 AM until the time of service.


Michael Posey

Michael L Posey, 28, Inverness, FL
Michael Lewis Posey, age 28 of Inverness, FL passed away suddenly at home on Thursday, September 13, 2018. A native of Inverness, he was born August 9, 1990 to Tammy (Muller) Posey and the late Michael Lance Posey. He was employed in the maintenance business. Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Tammy Posey of Inverness; 1 sister, Amber Lynn Posey of Inverness; a step sister, Jodi Alexander; a step brother, Dakota Posey; grandfather, Lewis Posey of Hernando; 4 uncles, Larry Dean Posey, St. Petersburg; Michael, Steven and David Rickly, all of Hernando, FL; his niece and nephew, Aubree Borski and Ayden Borski. He was preceded in death by his father, Michael Lance Posey on Sept 6, 2018. A private Life Celebration Service for Michael will be conducted on Monday September 17, 2018 at 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness with Pastor Troy Sheppard of the Citrus Missionary Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness.


Martha Ramirez

Martha E Ramirez, 87, Inverness, FL
Martha Eloise Ramirez, 87, of Inverness, FL passed away November 2, 2018 at her residence. She was born in Tampa, FL on April 26, 1931 to the late Thomas E. and Martha Ethel (McCullough) Harper and raised both in Tampa at the home of her Grandmother and at her family home in Dunnellon, where she was a cheerleader and graduated from Dunnellon High School. Martha was a retired assembly worker for Honeywell Corp and returned to this area in 2015, coming from Tampa. She was Baptist by faith and enjoyed fishing, reading, rock collecting and all animals. She will be remembered by her unfiltered wit, sparkling blue eyes and bright smile. Martha is survived by her loving husband of 34 years, Francisco Ramirez. Other survivors include her children Jeff Almand and his wife Ellie of Tampa, and Laura Gonzalez and her husband Glenn of Inverness; 3 grandchildren, Taylor Myers and her husband Jordan, Marissa Schleman, and Christina Schleman; and two great-grandchildren, Lillian and William Hefner. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Betty Rhodes

Betty J Rhodes, 91, Inverness, FL
Betty J. (Love) Rhodes, 91, of Inverness, FL passed away Oct. 17 at Citrus Health and Rehab. She was born Feb. 10, 1927 to Iva and Walter Love, Sr. in Roscoe, Illinois. She was one of 17 children. She met the love of her life, Ira and they were married in Rockford, Illinois on Dec. 21, 1947. They lived in Belvidere, IL for 50 years until he had a stroke in 1997 and they moved to FL. to be closer to their daughter, Mary. She was married to Ira for 55 years until his death in 2002. She resided with her daughter until 2017 when her health declined and she went to live at Citrus Health and Rehab. Betty was a member of Hernando United Methodist Church although she hadn’t been able to attend services for quite some time. She was a loving mother and grand and great grandmother. She was a housewife who enjoyed reading, sewing, traveling and visiting her friends and family. She is survived by her only child, Mary Sickels. Betty has 3 grandchildren Micki (Scott) Dickerson, April (Andy) Brittain and Scott Wood. Six great grandchildren Stephanie, Amber, Jeremy, Zachary, Samuel, and Sammi and a great-great granddaughter Alaina. She is also survived by 2 brother, George (Carole) Love of Wisconsin and James Love of FL, 3 sister-in-laws Gerri Love of Illinois, Evelyn Love of California and Ruth Root of FL. and many nieces and nephews across the U.S. No services are planned at this time, but a celebration of life will be held at a future date. Cremation Care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness.


Loretta Robichaud

Loretta E Robichaud, 97, Wildwood, FL
Loretta E. Robichaud, 97, of Wildwood, FL passed away September 21, 2018 under the care of New Horizons Assisted Living Facility in Inverness, FL. She was born on May 18, 1921 in Providence, RI to the late Joseph E. and Levida V. (Giroux) Benoit. Loretta was a homemaker, and arrived in this area in 2014. She was a Catholic by faith, and attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. Loretta enjoyed traveling, fishing, and loved going to the beach. She is survived by her son, Anthony Luiz III and his wife Vivienne of Wildwood; 3 grandchildren Andrew, Bethany, and Cherie; 5 great-grandchildren, John, Laura, Aaron, Ethan, and Brielle; and 2 great-great grandchildren, Anthony and Brayden. A Memorial Mass for Loretta will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness at a later date.In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to Hospice Of Citrus County, P.O.Box 641270, Beverly Hills FL 34464. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


June Rossy

June J Rossy, 99, Citrus Springs, FL
June Josephine Rossy, age 99, of Citrus Springs, FL passed away at her home on September 28, 2018. June was born on December 5, 1918 in Cleveland, OH to the late Albert and Jean (Thompson) Day. She was married to Edward Frank Rossy for 71 years until his passing on February 27, 2014. June was a Telephone Operator for Ohio Bell for a number of years and made Citrus County, FL her home in 1982 after relocating from Bedford, OH. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Hernando, FL. June enjoyed reading in her spare time. She was preceded in death by her son Brian Rossy, 2 brothers and 1 sister. She is survived by her niece, April Snead of Broken Arrow, OK and her caregiver and friend Joy Campbell of Citrus Springs, FL. Cremation care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Frank Salatino

Frank Salatino, 82, Floral City, FL
Frank Salatino, 82, of Floral City, FL passed away November 5, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on December 23, 1935 to the late Anthony and Florence (Voglio) Salatino. Frank was a brewery truck driver, and arrived in this area in 1995, coming from Winter Haven, FL. He was a Catholic by faith, and attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. Frank enjoyed carpentry and was a great handyman. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family and friends. Frank is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Noreen Salatino. Other survivors include his children Anthony Salatino and his wife Mary, Edward Salatino, and Frank Salatino, Jr, all of Floral City, and Florence Marsiello and her husband Joe of Coral Springs, FL; sisters Anna, Martha, and Florence; 8 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Frank on Tuesday, November 13, 2:00 P.M. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. The family will be receiving friends in visitation on Monday, November 12, 1:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. and 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL. After the Mass, Frank will be laid to rest at Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City.


John Trenton Sanders

John Trenton Sanders, 10, Inverness, FL
John Trenton Sanders was born January 18, 2008 and woke with the Lord October 15, 2018. Trenton was a beautiful child, who faced every day with his infectious smile reflecting his passion for life. In spite of numerous physical and developmental challenges, he never stopped living his best life possible. Trenton was blessed by adoption in 2011, and blessed his mother through his adoption. Over the last seven years he brought joy to his family, and was loved fiercely by both family and friends. He taught us all what love truly means. Trenton and his family were told that he would never reach the milestones that he fought desperately to achieve. When Sam first met him, he was unable to sit, stand, swallow, speak or lift his head. He and his mother took these assertions as personal challenges, and surpassed everyone's expectations of development. His most recent, and one of his greatest accomplishments, was taking independent steps. He could speak a few select words, take a dip in the pool, lift his head and acknowledge you, and see and eat some. He made it through countless surgeries, hospital stays and therapy sessions, and even attended school for a bit. Trenton didn't just survive; he thrived. Though he lost his battle this week, he passed peacefully in his sleep at home, knowing that he was the center of the circle of light and love with his family. His end of life is eclipsed by the loudness of the years he spent with a smile on his face and the indelible mark he has left on our hearts. He loved to travel and visited many states and countries via plane, car and even ship. He dined with dignitaries, jammed with notable musicians, made friends with famous animals and loved every moment! He loved amusement parks and Broadway shows. He rode almost every ride at Disney World, and fed dolphins at Sea World and played with the Cheetahs at Bush Gardens. He was always up for an adventure, but his favorite place to cuddle was in his mother's lap. Trenton is preceded in death by his sister, Lauren Marie Sanders, another special child saved by adoption, in 2015. He is survived by his mother, Samantha "Sam" Sanders; grandparents Lt Col (Ret.) John and Mrs. Jo Ann Sanders; Uncle Russell Sanders and Keli; cousins Aeden, Avery, Lynette, Rico, Bobby, and Johnny. It is said that grief never ends because love never dies. While we grieve Trenton's passing, we also celebrate the life and love of this very special child. We will celebrate his life and legacy on Friday, October 26th from 6:00 PM until the service begins at 7:30 PM.at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. The Rev. Donald Pratt of the First United Methodist Church of Inverness will officiate. Burial will follow at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, FL on Saturday at 10:00AM..


Daniel Santero

Daniel Santero, 79, Inverness, FL
Daniel Santero, 79, of Inverness, FL passed away September 12, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born in Staten Island, NY on January 20, 1939 to the late Dante and Anna (Murphy) Santero. Daniel worked for the New York City Government, and arrived in this area in 1989, coming from Staten Island. He was a Catholic by faith and attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. Daniel enjoyed watching football on the TV, bowling, and taking his grandchildren and great-grandchildren to the beach. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 57 years, Rosemarie Santero in 2017. Daniel is survived by his children Daniel Santero, Jr. of Inverness, and Susan Pepe and her husband Louis of Floral City, FL; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Friday, September 21, 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. The family will be receiving friends in visitation at the funeral home one hour prior to service.


Trevor Seconi

Trevor F Seconi, 48, Inverness, FL
Dr. Trevor Frank Seconi, DC. age 48, Inverness, Florida passed away suddenly at home on October 13, 2018. Trevor was born in West Islip, NY on November 14, 1969 to Frank and Valerie (Velto) Seconi and moved to Florida with his parents in 1974. He attended local schools and graduated from Citrus High School in 1987. He furthered his education at Central Florida Community College. After graduation, he enrolled at Parker Chiropractic College in Dallas, TX, earning his degree in Chiropractic Medicine. Upon returning to Inverness, Trevor founded the Seconi Family Chiropractic Center in 1999. He was a member of the Inverness Kiwanis Club where he was serving as President. Trevor was of the Catholic Faith and attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Left to mourn his loss and cherish his memory are his mother, Valerie Seconi of Inverness; 2 brothers, Mark and his wife, Jea Seconi of Beaverton, OR; Kyle and his wife Tracy Seconi of Aiken, SC; his sister, Kimberly Ann Seconi-Murphy of Garner, NC; 2 nephews, Travis and Myles Murphy; 4 nieces, Kyra Murphy, Maddie Seconi, Emily and Olivia Seconi. He was predeceased by his father, Frank Seconi who died March 11, 1999; maternal grandparents, Albert and Vita Velto; paternal grandparents, Phillip and Mary Seconi. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Saturday, October 20th at 10:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church of Inverness. Following the service a reception will be held at the Old Courthouse, upstairs, starting at 12 Noon. Burial will follow at a later date in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home Friday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Trevor’s memory to the Inverness Kiwanis Club.


Sharon Shelton

Sharon E Shelton, 75, Inverness, FL
Sharon Elaine Shelton, age 75, Inverness passed away October 30, 2018 at the Sturgill Hospice House in Brooksville. She was born in Welch, West Virginia on June 1, 1943 to the late Alfred and Lucie (Hicks) Allen. She moved to Indiana when she was in high school and graduated from Indiana State University where she received her teaching degree and taught for 18 years. She later received her Master’s degree from Butler University and became a Guidance Counselor. After moving to Tallahassee, she taught for 20 years in the Leon County School System. Following her retirement in 2004, Inverness became her home. Sharon enjoyed karaoke while spending time with friends. Left to cherish her memory are 2 sons, Jeff Shelton and his spouse Cindy of Inverness; Steve Shelton and his spouse Terry of St Petersburg, FL. There will be no services. Private cremation care with Chas E Davis Funeral Home & Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Samuel Shotwell

Samuel D Shotwell, 95, Lecanto, FL
Samuel Darwin Shotwell, age 95, of Lecanto, FL passed away at Brentwood Assisted Living on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 while under the care of Vitas Healthcare. Samuel was born on March 28, 1923 in Gloversville, NY to the late Everit and Ethel (Showers) Shotwell. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps and was a World War II Veteran. On January 30, 1943 he married Helen (Epps) with whom he shared 69 years of loving marriage until her passing on May 25, 2012. Samuel was an Accountant in his professional career and had been employed by the Internal Revenue Service. He was a long time, active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness. Those left to mourn Samuel’s passing are his sons: Everit “Wayne” Shotwell of Virginia Beach, VA and Ronald Shotwell of Inverness, FL A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 3:00 PM at the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness with the Reverend Ron Pfeifer conducting. Burial will take place at Florida National Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ernestine Simonson

Ernestine M Simonson, 88, Inverness, FL
Ernestine Mary Simonson, age 88, of Inverness, FL passed away Thursday, October 11, 2018 while under the loving care of her family and Vitas Healthcare, Lecanto, FL. Ernestine was born in Glen Cove, N.Y. to the late Emiliano and Eloisa (Quinoes) Calderon on November 11, 1929. She was married to Addison “Big Al” Simonson until his passing on September 16, 2003. Ernestine and her husband made Citrus County their home in 1977 after relocating from Bronx, N.Y. and attended worship services at the First Christian Church of Inverness. Those left to mourn Ernestine’s passing include her son, Mark Anthony Simonson; daughters: Jeanette Augustine of Inverness, FL, Audrey Simonson of Pittsburgh, PA, Tina Simonson of Pinellas Park, FL; brothers: Johnny Alfonso and Cookie Alfonso, both of New York, Eddie Calderon of Inverness, FL; sisters: Elaine Calderon of Pinellas Park, FL, Dolores Alfonso of Florida, Millie Alfonso of New York; 14 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Ernestine was preceded in death by daughters: Carol and Linda Robelo; and siblings: Einar, Emil, Edwin, Lefty, Elmer and Millie. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Monday, Oct 15th at 2:00 PM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Dr. Ray Kelley and Rev. Tom Thomas of The First Christian Church of Inverness officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home beginning at 12:00 Noon until the hour of service.


Henry Smith

Henry E Smith, 77, Floral City, FL
Henry Edward Smith, age 77, of Floral City, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital on October 24, 2018. Henry was born in Cincinnati, OH on May 2, 1941 to the late Gertrude (Warlaumont) and Edward Shackleford. He made Florida his home 40 years ago after relocating from Ohio. Henry proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy. He was an extremely skilled carpenter and worked in the construction industry throughout his life. Currently, he was the employed as the property manager for the apartment community of which he was a resident. Henry never formerly retired and enjoyed working around the apartment property and “tinkering”. Those left to mourn Henry’s passing include his daughter, Amy Smith of Inverness, FL; son, Brian Smith and his wife Elizabeth Hanning-Smith of Mechanicsburg, OH; brother, Richard Smith of Lafayette, AL; sisters: Betty Osborn of Blanchester, OH, Mary Lemaster, of London, KY, Mabel Coughlin of Tavares, FL; and grandchildren: Liam, Oliver and Sophie Smith of Mechanicsburg, OH. Henry was preceded in death by brother, Jake Smith and sister, Tammy Smail. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Walter Smith

Walter E Smith, 78, Inverness, FL
Walter E. Smith, age 78 of Inverness, FL passed away Thursday, September 20, 2018 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. Walter was born in Columbus, OH on July 24, 1940, to the late Walter Lyman and Mary Katherine (Thomay) Smith. He relocated to Citrus County, FL 30 years ago from Ohio. Walter retired from General Motors after 30 years of service. Walter was an Elder with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Lecanto, FL. He was an active member of the UAW retiree’s chapter in Ocala, FL and loved working in his yard and eating hot wings. Walter could fix anything and loved to tinker. He was a good man with a tremendous heart and had the ability to love down to his core. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Linda; his sons: Randall (Debbie) Smith of Columbus, OH, David (Tricia) Smith of Springfield, OH, Eric (Kate) Risinger of Columbus, OH, Charles (Patti) Risinger of Columbus, OH, Scott (Tina) Risinger of Columbus, OH; his daughter, Diana (Lenny Hall) Maddox of Mechanicsburg, OH; his brothers: Jack (Linda) Smith of Grove City, OH, Richard (Christina) Smith of New Carlisle, IN; his sisters: Carol Borghese of Ft. Myers, FL, Connie (Frank) Frazier, Ft. Myers, FL; 19 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Shelton Smith, 2 daughters: Peggy Sue Smith, Lori Forby, brother, James Smith and sister, Shirley Mitchell. The Funeral Service of Remembrance will be conducted on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 2:00 PM from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3474 W. Southern Street, Lecanto, FL with Bishop Jerry Campbell officiating. Friends may call at the Church from 1:00 PM until service time. Additional services will be Wednesday, October 3rd at the Hope and Heart Funeral Home, 3030 W. Broad Street, Columbus, OH with burial to follow at the Sunset Cemetery in Columbus. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation, P.O. Box 23827, Tampa, FL 33623-3827. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, FL.


Dorothy Spitler

Dorothy G Spitler, 93, Inverness, FL
Dorothy Grace Spitler, age 93, of Inverness, FL passed away on November 8, 2018 while under the care of Vitas Healthcare IPU in Lecanto, FL. Dorothy was born on July 26, 1925 in Henderson, MI to the late Howard and Grace (Spinning) Amos. In 1946 she married Gerald A. Spitler with whom she shared 63 years of loving marriage until his passing in 2009. Dorothy made Citrus County, FL her home in 2009 after relocating from Michigan. She was Methodist by faith and a Lifetime Member of the VFW Auxiliary. In her spare time she enjoyed quilting, needlepoint and gardening. Dorothy was a great cook that also enjoyed canning and preserving the bounty from the family garden each year. Those left to mourn Dorothy’s passing include her son, Duane Spitler and his wife Marilyn of Inverness, FL; daughter, Janet Skoog of Houston, TX; grandchildren: Kim, Amy, Brian, Michael; and great grandchildren: Eleanor and Freya. She was preceded in death by her brother, Carl; and sisters: Lois, Arlene and Lea. Following cremation, Dorothy’s urn will be laid to rest alongside her husband Gerald at a later date. Cremation care provided by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Anthony Stabler

Anthony L Stabler, 59, Floral City, FL
Anthony Lamar Stabler, 59, of Floral City passed away at home on September 7, 2018 under the care of his family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. He was born in Fulton County, Atlanta, GA on May 2, 1959 to Mack and Betty (Moyes) Stabler and came to Floral City over 30 years ago from there. He worked in the construction industry for many years. His favorite activities were fishing and hunting. Left to cherish his memory are his two children, Judith and Felicia Stabler, both of Floral City; his wife, Cheryl (Owens) Stabler, Floral City; his mother, Betty Moyes Stabler, 2 brothers and 1 sister, David and Mike Stabler and Deborah Padgett, all of Geogia; 3 grandchildren, Esme MacNeill, Charlie MacNeill, and Deontae Bennett. He was preceded in death by his father. There will be no services. Private cremation care provided by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL


Audrey A Stewart, 69, Floral City, FL
Audrey A. Stewart, 69 of Floral City, passed away October 4, 2018 at her home under the loving care of her family and Vitas Hospice. Mrs. Stewart was born in Brooklyn, NY on May 7, 1949, to the late Reynard and Anna (Latona) Stewart. She came to Citrus County in 2012 from New Jersey. She was catholic by faith. She had a good sense of humor and liked making people laugh. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 14 years, James Stewart, 3 sons: Vince Capuano and Mike Perretti of Floral City, Richard Capuano of Brooklyn, NY; sisters: Naomi Cipolla and Carol Paventi and 5 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters: Linda Logan and Joni Luiso. Private cremation services are under the care of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Delma Swihart

Delma J Swihart, 87, Homosassa, FL
Delma Jean Swihart, 87 of Homosassa, passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2018, under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Delma was born in Waverly, Tennessee to the late Oliver Ross and Betty (Sinks) Perry. She married Sherman Swihart, Jr. on June 26, 1948 and had recently celebrated 70 years of loving marriage. Delma was a school bus driver in Hamilton, OH for 20 years. After retirement, she and her husband Sherman made the move to Florida to enjoy everything the Sunshine State had to offer. A loving Christian woman that was dedicated to her faith and her family, she had been an active member of the Church of the Nazarene for most of her life. Delma had a wonderful talent and eye for home decorating and design. She also had a knack for refurbishing old furniture and turning “trash into treasures”. Later in life she discovered her talent as an artist and created many beautiful paintings over the years. Delma will be remembered as a warm, friendly and hospitable woman that never met a stranger and always made those around her feel comfortable and welcome. In addition to her loving husband of 70 years, Sherman Swihart, Jr., those left to cherish Delma’s precious memory are sons: Michael Edward Swihart (Linda) of Hartsville, WY, Mark Steven Swihart (Carla) of Ft. Collins, CO; daughters: Melinda Denise Roberts of Middletown, OH, Melissa Elaine Wilson (Wade) of Tampa, FL, Maria Irma Swihart of Nashville, TN; 10 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Delma was preceded in death by 7 siblings. Funeral services for Delma will be conducted on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Hernando Church of the Nazarene, with Dr. Larry Dennis, District Superintendent of the North Florida Church of the Nazarene officiating. Friends may join Delma’s family in visitation beginning at 12:00 PM until the hour of service. Inurnment will be at a later date at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Robert Taber

Robert F Taber, 75, Inverness, FL
Robert F. Taber, age 75, of Inverness, FL passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital with his loving family by his side on October 22, 2018. Robert was born on September 18, 1943 in Baxter, KY and was the son of the late Francis and Hyla (Potter) Taber. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army for over 20 years. After his military service, Robert went on to work for the Maryland State Police. On April 4, 1966, he married Gudrun (Hartmann) with whom he shared 52 years of loving marriage. Robert was a member of the Ridge Masonic Lodge and the Treasurer of the Floral City Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite Valley of Ocala. He loved riding motorcycles and was the former President of the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club. Robert enjoyed traveling around the country in his R. V. for many years. He was an excellent marksman and enjoyed going to the shooting range to practice his skills. In addition to his loving wife Gudrun, those left to mourn Robert’s passing include his daughters: Christine Seitler of Ocala, FL, Claudia Heaps and her husband Robert of Street, MD; son, Andreas Taber and his wife Susan of Denver, CO; grandchildren: Tara Catterton, Corie Seitler, Jason Seitler, Shannon Stevens; and great grandchild, Thomas Matkins IV. A Memorial Service for Robert will take place on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness. Masonic Funeral Rites will be rendered by Masonic Memorial Lodge #14. Additionally, military honors will be given by the Inverness VFW #4337 Honor Guard. Friends are invited to join Robert’s family in visitation beginning at 1:00 PM until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Anne Tang

Anne G Tang, 87, Inverness, FL
Anne Gloria Tang, age 87, of Inverness, FL passed away at her home on August 26, 2018. Anne was born on August 25, 1931 in Rockville Centre, N.Y. to the late Joseph and Constance (D’Agnes) Libasci. She was married to Roger Clifford Tang until his passing on July 8, 1997. Anne and Roger made Citrus County, FL their home in 1990 after relocating from Oceanside, N.Y. A Catholic by faith, she was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness, FL. Anne was an avid reader and also enjoyed traveling and playing golf. Those left to mourn Anne’s passing include her son, Roger Tang, Jr. and his wife Annette of Findley Lake, N.Y.; brother, Alphonse Libasci of York, PA; sister, Eleanor Royere of Oceanside, N.Y.; grandchildren: Rachel and Andrew Tang and wife, Emily. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, August 31, 2018 at 9:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Father Tim Cummings, Celebrant. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Friends are invited to join Anne’s family in visitation at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home on Thursday, August 30, 2018 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. where prayer services will be offered at 4:30 PM. Following graveside services, all are invited back to the Royal Oaks Clubhouse for fellowship and refreshments..


Myrtle Thomas

Myrtle A Thomas, 89, Floral City, FL
Myrtle Aldene Thomas, age 89, of Floral City, FL passed away Sunday, September 16, 2018 while surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Sturgill Hospice House in Brooksville, FL. Myrtle was born in a one room log cabin in Georgia on February 2, 1929. She was the daughter of John W. and Cloye (Jefferson) McPhatter. Myrtle married George B. Thomas on August 21, 1982. She and George made Floral City their home in 1992 after relocating from St. Petersburg, FL. She was a Baptist by faith and enjoyed reading in her spare time. In addition to her loving husband George, those left to mourn Myrtle’s passing include her sons: Michael Adams and his wife Elizabeth of Pinellas Park, FL, Timothy Adams of Holcombe, WI; daughter, Linda Hazellief of Okeechobee, FL; 10 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Myrtle was preceded in death by her brother, Daniel McPhatter and her sister, Doris Godwin. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Audrey "Jane" Thompson

Audrey "Jane" Thompson, 92, Inverness, FL
Audrey “Jane” Thompson, age 92, of Inverness, FL passed away at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL on September 16, 2018. Jane was born on August 14, 1926 in Mingo Junction, OH to the late Lloyd A. and Margaret (Murray) Bartram. She was married to William Thompson for 46 years until his passing in November of 1993. Jane had been employed as an employment manager for a telephone company. She was an Ohio “Snowbird” for a number of years but finally made Citrus County, FL her permanent residence in 2002. In her spare time she enjoyed playing golf and bridge. Those left to mourn Jane’s passing include her sons: Peter J. Thompson of Leetonia, OH, Marc J. Thompson of Ottawa Hills, OH; and grandchildren: Tyler, Tess and Sophie Thompson. In addition to her husband William, Jane was preceded in death by her sister, Evelyn Colbert. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Clayton Thompson

Clayton D Thompson, 79, Hernando, Fl
Clayton “Darrell” Thompson, 79, of Hernando, FL went to be with the Lord on October 29, 2018 at his home. He was born in Lawrence County, KY on April 18, 1939 to Homer and Pauline (Holbrook) Thompson. He was predeceased by daughter Crystal L. Thompson. Darrell moved to Hernando in 1992, from Columbus, OH where he and his wife Linda owned and operated their own trucking company. Together, their travels took them to all 48 states as truck drivers. Their love for the open road did not end with their job. Darrell and Linda enjoyed many miles together of riding motorcycles, airboats, and visiting all 50 states while traveling and camping. Along with his wife, they were members of the Nature Coast Wing Riders and past Assistant Directors of the club. Thompson served our country in the Army National Guard for a number of years. He attended the First Baptist Church of Inverness, FL. Additionally, he was a member of the Poage Lodge #325 F&AM, and the Shriners Valley of Zered El (Al) Hasa. Darrell is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Linda Music Thompson. The mother of his daughters, Janice Butler Webb of Flatwoods, KY, and their daughters, Betty “Susan” Jackson of Inverness, Vicki (Jeff) Bullion of Versailles, KY. Timothy (Karrie) Lofton of Waynesville, OH. Grandchildren, Phillip (Samantha) Blair, Nicholas Blair, Katherine Bullion, Brynn and Bryce Lofton, and Chase Dixon; brother, Tom (Janie) Thompson of Hernando, FL and several nieces, nephews and extended family members. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


John Tomes

John W Tomes, 89, Inverness, FL
John W. Tomes, age 89, of Inverness, FL passed away at Vitas Healthcare in Lecanto, FL on November 13, 2018. John was born in Fife Lake, MI to the late Thomas and Agnes (Minor) Tomes. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a Realtor. He made Florida his home in 1984 and relocated to Citrus County from Englewood, FL in 1996. John enjoyed hunting and fishing in his spare time. Those left to mourn John’s passing include his wife of 70 years, Lavina Elfrieda Tomes; sons: Butch Tomes and John Tomes, JR; daughter, Susan Tomes; sister, Lillian Birgy; granddaughter, Angela Welden; and 2 great grandchildren. In addition to his parent’s, John was preceded in death by his sister, Edna Wheeler. Cremation care is under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Thomas Ward

Thomas B Ward, 79, Homosassa, FL
Thomas Barry Ward, 79, of Homosassa, FL passed away October 26, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL. He was born in Richmond, NY to the late Thomas A. and Ruth (Signe-Forle) Ward. Thomas was a telephone system installer for NY Bell, and served our country honorably in the U.S. Coast Guard. He arrived in this area in 1981, coming from Syosset, NY and was a Catholic by faith. He enjoyed boating, fishing, and loved spending time with his grandchildren. Thomas was preceded in death by one son, Thomas P. Ward. He is survived by his loving wife Alice “Kay” Ward. Other survivors include his children Linda Fritz and her husband Ric of Citrus Springs, FL, Carolyn Hoffmeister of San Antonio, TX, and Kathleen Leigh and her husband Hank of Brooker, FL; sister Barbara Radloff and her husband Ed; step-children Christine Veldink and her husband Eric of Gainesville, FL, Lyle Lotts and his wife Anita of Eden, SC, and Davis Lotts and his fiancé Davina also of Eden, SC; brother-in law Melvin Morton; 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Opal Whitehead

Opal M Whitehead, 82, Inverness, FL
Opal Mae Whitehead, age 82, of Inverness, passed away August 16, 2018 at her daughter’s home in Spring Hill, under the loving care of her family and HPH Hospice. Opal was born on July 26, 1936 in St. Petersburg, FL, to the late Golden Esten and Mildred (McKenna) Whitehead. Opal came back to Florida in 1962 after relocating from Savannah, GA. All her life, she was an extremely hard worker, always providing for her family. Opal worked various jobs over the years, including being a “car-hop” at Shoney’s drive-in, in Savannah. After she moved to Citrus County she worked at the Goodings Grocery store in Inverness and the Little General store in Beverly Hills. She loved spending time with her family and always put them first. Not only did she raise her own children, Opal also raised her 8 brothers and sisters and always lent a helping hand with her grandchildren. Left to cherish Opal’s memory are children: Daniel Arnold of Inverness and Debra Ell and her husband John, Jr of Spring Hill; brothers: Kenneth Whitehead of Jacksonville, NC and Fred Whitehead of Bushnell; her sister, Isabelle Whitehead of Homosassa; 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Opal was preceded in death by her husband, John West, in 2014; daughter Dorothea Malone in 2001; brothers: Fred and Frank Whitehead and sisters: Sarah Pfister and Mary Wesley. Opal had a great faith in her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Proverbs 31:27& 28: (Amplified Bible) “She looks well to how things go in her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed, her husband also, and he praises her.” A service to honor Opal will be held at Family First Assembly, 12435 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, Florida 34609, on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 3pm. Thank you to all who have prayed for us during this time. In lieu of flowers, in Opal's memory, we ask you to give to Jenesis Sierra, her grand daughter, to finish her mission's work in Africa. Opal always said, "flowers die", so we know she would love something that is lasting. Giving information: Https://impactafrica.z2systems.com/np/clients/impactafrica/campaign.jsp?campaign=13&fundraiser=3461#.WyoCU6tSEWQ.facebook Cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness.


Shirley Williams

Shirley E Williams, 93, Inverness, FL
Shirley Williams, age 93, of Inverness passed away Oct 18, 2018 at Vitas Healthcare Hospice in Lecanto. Shirley was born in Merrimac, MA on October 3, 1925 to the late Alfred and Ethel (Killian) Bailey. She originally moved to Florida from Maine in 1984 and, after several moves, returned to Florida 4 years ago. Shirley was a retired Registered Nurse and Nursing Home Administrator. Her memory will be cherished by her sons: Kenneth Williams, Jr and wife Eleanor of Augusta, ME, Donald Whiteley and wife Cindy of Lawrence, KS; daughters: Cheryl Chiodo of Inverness, FL, Sandra Brooks and husband Lawson of Inverness, FL; 8 grandchildren: Jennifer, Jessica, Joanna, Mindy, Heather, Kenneth, Chris, and Michelle; and 12 great grandchildren. Interment will be at a later date in Locust Grove Cemetery, Merrimac, MA. Private cremation care provided by the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory.


Dorothy "Ellen" Williamson

Dorothy "Ellen" Williamson, 83, Lecanto, FL
Dorothy “Ellen” Williamson, age 83, of Lecanto, passed away September 11, 2018 while under the care of her loving family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Ellen was born in Georgia on April 18, 1935 to the late Roy and Irma (Burford) Worsham. On July 1, 1955 she married Frank Williamson with whom she shared 63 years of marriage. Ellen and Frank made Lecanto their home 50 years ago after relocating from Odessa, FL. She was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed crocheting and reading. Ellen enjoyed shopping outings with her sister and loved spending time with her family. In addition to her loving husband Frank, those left to mourn Ellen’s passing include her son, Lamar Williamson of Inverness, FL; sisters: Judy Harmon and her husband Bill of Hernando, FL, Betty Cross of Tennessee; grandchildren: Heather, Kyle, Andy, Albert and 9 great grandchildren. A funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home. Friends are invited to join Ellen’s family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to: Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Hugh Winfrey

Hugh B Winfrey, 93, Crystal River, FL
Hugh Bass Winfrey, 93, of Crystal River, FL passed away November 4, 2018 at Palm Gardens Health and Rehab in Orlando, FL. Hugh served our country honorably in the U.S. Army, and was a sales engineer in the machine tools industry. He arrived in this area in 1997, coming from Tennessee and was Protestant by faith. Hugh was a big HAM radio enthusiast and loved spending time on the radio. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of over 60 years, Mary H. Winfrey in 2015. Survivors include his children Mark Winfrey and his wife Eileen of Orlando, and Brenda Curington and her husband Chip of Tampa, FL; one sister, Jane Headrick; and 3 grandchildren. Hugh’s urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fl at a later date. Cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Bernice Worley

Bernice M Worley, 79, Floral City, FL
Bernice Mae Worley, 79, of Floral City, FL passed away November 1, 2018 at her residence in Floral City. She was born in Kinston, NC on March 5, 1939 to the late Burnice Milton and Dolly Mae (Watkins) Franklin. Bernice was a housekeeper, and arrived in this area in 2000, coming from Delrey Beach, FL, and was a Baptist by faith. She loved animals and doing volunteer work. She volunteered for the Senior Center and the Humane Society. Bernice is survived by her siblings, Charles M. Franklin, Burnice Milton Franklin, Ronnie E. Franklin, and Glenda F. Izzarone, all of West Palm Beach, FL, and Lavadner K. Franklin of Floral City, and Dolly Diane Franklin of Daytona, FL. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Christos Xenophon

Christos Xenophon, 58, Inverness, FL
Christos Xenophon, 58, Inverness passed away suddenly August 27, 2018 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Chris was born in Queens, NY on December 25, 1959 to the late Nicos and Edna (McBride) Xenophontos and came to Inverness in 1980. He was a professional chef and finished his career as a General Manager of Cracker Barrel. Many will remember him working at the Town House Restaurant in Inverness with his family. He was particularly known for his desserts and pastry creations. Chris had a love for flying and held a private pilots license as well as being a volunteer fire fighter when first moving to Inverness. He had a passion for knowledge which showed through his hobbies such as building computers, airplanes, cars, and even utilizing 3-D printing to make fidget spinners for his grandchildren. He was a founding member of the Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church in Lecanto, FL. With all the interests throughout his life, family was always his greatest love and devotion. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 38 years, Lori Boyle Xenophon; 2 sons, Paul M. Xenophon of Gainesville, FL and Mark P. Xenophon and his wife Caroll of Tallahassee; 1 brother, Nicos Xenophontos, Jr; 6 sisters: Debra Helm, Rosemary Maisel and her husband, John; Georgette Klein and her husband, Bob; Laura Clark, Donna Xenophon, and Patricia Valez and her husband Raymond; 3 grandchildren: Leia, Lila, and Cohen. He was preceded in death by his father, Nicos on Oct 24, 2010, his mother, Edna on March 12, 1986, and his step-mother, Maria on November 6, 2017. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Saturday, Sept 1, 2018 at 2:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home.


Minnie Zellner

Minnie P Zellner, 88, Inverness, FL
Minnie Pearl Johnson Zellner (88), died on her birthday, October 18, 2018, at home surrounded by her family. She was born, October 18, 1930 in Bonifay, Florida to John Henry and Edna Pearl Strain Johnson. After an ideal childhood, Minnie graduated from Bay High School in Panama City, Florida. In 1948, while working selling tickets at a movie theatre, the nineteen-year-old met a handsome “sailor boy.” She married John Bigelow Zellner on January 30, 1949. Following John’s return to civilian life, they moved many times for work, including building housing on St. Croix in the Virgin Islands and the hydrogen plant in South Carolina. They resided in St. Petersburg, Florida, where they were founding members of the Left Allemander’s Square Dance Club. After several years in Homestead, they returned to John’s hometown of Inverness where they built their home. They would have been married 70 years on January 31, 2019. The perfect Southern lady, Minnie welcomed friends and family with great food, a contagious smile and a lightning-fast mind. A pillar of strength, she lifted and pushed her husband, children and grandchildren to achieve their heart’s desires. She exemplified strength wrapped in warmth. Minnie was a charter member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness. In addition to her parents and sister, Mildred, Minnie was predeceased by her daughter, Debra Kay Zellner Micklitsch. Minnie is survived by her husband John, her daughter Sheila-Rae, her sister Nell Howard and five grandchildren: Jonathon Micklitsch (Karen), Mark Micklitsch (Vicki), Lance Micklitsch (Chin Pei), Nicholas Mohs (Samantha) and Alexandria Scogin (Zachary). In addition to her grandchildren, Minnie was beloved by her great grandchildren: Kristin, Logan, Waylon, Cody, Colton and Temperance. A memorial service will be held at Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, 3075 South Florida Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450 at 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 27, 2018.


Robert Zimmer

Robert W Zimmer, 55, Dunnellon, FL
Robert William Zimmer, age 55, of Dunnellon, Florida passed away at his home on Friday, August 24, 2018. Robert was born on April 26, 1963 in Detroit, Michigan to Nancy Jean (Bigelow) and the late Thomas Frederick Zimmer. He made Florida his home in 1988 after relocating from Bay City, Michigan. A Christian by faith, Robert earned a degree in theology from Calvary Christian Center and was an ordained minister for The New Church Without Walls, Hernando, Florida. Those left to mourn Robert’s passing and cherish his precious memory are his son, Kurtis Zimmer of Hernando, Florida; mother, Nancy Zimmer of Hernando, Florida; sisters: Carolyn Zimmer from North Carolina, Jean Neal (Tom) from Rhode Island and Linda Locascio (Joe) from Inverness, Florida as well as several nephews and nieces. Robert was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Frederick Zimmer in 2003. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 12:00 PM at the New Church Without Walls, Hernando, Florida. It will be conducted by Reverend Dr. Doug Alexander. Cremation care provided by the Charles E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness, Florida.