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Richard Allen

Richard S Allen, 75, Pine Ridge, FL
Allen, Richard S. (“Dick”, “Bud”) of Pine Ridge, Florida passed away September 10, 2022 at his residence under the loving care of his family and Vitas Hospice. Entered into rest with his Savior after a courageous battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, devoted husband of 50+ years to Brenda “JoAnn” (Davenport) Allen, loving father of Danna LeeAnn Bell (Christopher) of Norwood, MA; Troy M. (Stacey) of Pine Ridge, Fl; Jeffrey N. of Beverly Hills, Fl and the late Barbara “Kim” Allen. Brother of Randall J., Ronald K., and Barbara J. Allen, all of Plymouth, MA; Beverly A. Thibault (Henry) of Tiverton, Rhode Island and the late Robert D. and Rodger L. Allen; survived by 10 grandchildren: Selina, David, Kristen, Sara, Jeremy, Nicholas, Anastasia, Logan, Luke, and Eve; and 9 great grandchildren: Dandre, Maria, Ariyan, Gianna, Madisyn, Mackenzie, Ryder, Grayson and Maisie. Born in Norwood, MA to the late Chester A. and Eleanor M. (Smith) Allen. Bud grew up in Westwood and Norwood, MA. After graduating from Westwood High School in 1965, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and did a tour of duty in Vietnam in the mid-sixties as a helicopter gunner flying medivac and resupply missions. He was awarded the Purple Heart medal, Combat Air Crew Wings with 3 bronze stars, Vietnam Service Medal; Vietnam Campaign Medal; Presidential Unit Citation; Rifle and Pistol Sharpshooter; Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal ; upon honorably discharged from USMC, he attended the New England Institute of Anatomy, Sanitary Science and Embalming and became a licensed funeral service professional; working at two funeral homes over a nearly 40 year career, he retired in 2007 after 32 years with Keohane Funeral Service, Quincy, MA. Once retired, he and JoAnn moved to Pine Ridge, Florida where he enjoyed golfing (achieved two holes-in-one!); motorcycle riding; boating on Nature Coast rivers with the grandkids and maintaining his estate. He established a rehab and rental home company where he rehabbed houses and made them affordable to low-income families. In 2008, he became a lifetime member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and joined Aaron Weaver Chapter 776 Citrus County, becoming Commander in 2012, and was re-elected annually until 2020. He was selected as Patriot of the Year in 2018 and 2019 for the Chapter, State of Florida, and Region IV Southeast United States. The chapter purpose is to educate the community and make them aware of the proud legacy of the Purple Heart awarded to combat wounded veterans. Life member of DAV Chapter 70, Inverness, Florida. He was a Champion breeder and member of the Rhode Island Budgerigar Society in the 1980's and 1990's, breeding and showing birds up and down the East Coast and winning many awards and ribbons. Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 19, 2022 at 10:00 AM at the First Baptist Church of Homosassa with Rev. David Throckmorton officiating. Burial with full military honors rendered by the Marine Corps League will follow at Florida National Cemetery on Monday at 2:00 PM. There will be a viewing Sunday evening from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness. The Purple Heart Chapter will present their tribute at 7:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in “Bud’s” memory to the Aaron Weaver Chapter 776 MOPH, PO Box 1345, Lecanto, Florida 34460


David Arthurs, Sr

David S Arthurs, Sr, 92, Inverness, FL
David S. Arthurs Sr., a Minnesota born newspaperman who adopted Citrus County as his home, died Monday, August 8, 2022 in Inverness. He was 92. He is survived by two daughters and a son; Kevon Katherine Arthurs of Inverness; Sarah Eron Arthurs Fergis (Chris Fergis) of Phoenix, AZ; and David S. Arthurs, Jr. (Cris Arthurs) of Fort Walton Beach, Fl. He is also survived by grandchildren and great-grandchildren including Austin and Alexis Fergis of Phoenix; Victoria and Andrew Arthurs of Fort Walton Beach; Fernanda Fergis-Valenzuela and her husband, Kevin Cabrera; and great-granddaughters Amilia Cabrera and Mackenzie Rose Vilceanu. One granddaughter, Raijanna Rose Morrow, is predeceased. Arthurs was an entrepreneur, radio station founder, travel agency owner, banker, real estate investor and man about town. His most well-known enterprise was the Citrus County Chronicle, the small-community newspaper he purchased in 1964 (along with the Dunnellon Press) and then turned it into a booming publishing business. He eventually owned newspapers in Inverness, Crystal River, Beverly Hills, Dunnellon, Bushnell and Wildwood. Arthurs was born April 6, 1930 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and attended Kemper Military Academy and the University of Kansas, where he majored in newspaper entrepreneurship. He was in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. After completing his military service Arthurs came to Florida where he worked for the John H. Perry Newspaper Company in both Delray Beach and Palatka, Florida. He served as Vice President of the large newspaper chain. In 1964 he purchased the weekly Citrus County Chronicle and began a twenty year run as the publisher/owner of the paper. He grew the newspaper into the dominant publication in the region. In 1980 he sold the newspapers to Landmark Community Newspapers Inc. and remained as publisher until 1984. Arthurs’ leadership in journalism was well known. He served as president of the Florida Press Association. In 1983, the Chronicle was named best community newspaper in the state of Florida. Until the time of his death he was Publisher Emeritus of the Chronicle. Arthurs was equally involved in the radio business in central Florida. He owned WTRS radio in Dunnellon for many years. He later was one of the founding partners with WXOF. His support of radio carried over to the University of Florida where in 2002 he created the David S. Arthurs Family Public Radio Endowment. His efforts with the school of journalism led to the creation of the PBS public radio station WJUF based in Inverness. He operated Accent Travel in Inverness for many years and once started the restaurant “Murphy’s” with his long-time business partner and friend, Clerk of the Court Walt Connors. Arthurs was well known for his strong community involvement. He helped organize the 1976 U.S. Centennial Celebration in Citrus County and in conjunction with the patriotic events he published “Back Home” the official history of the county by Hampton Dunn. He served as president of the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce and was involved with many civic and community events. His was active in the cultural affairs of the county and helped the Art League start the annual Festival of the Arts on the Courthouse Square in Inverness. He volunteered with the City of Inverness on its redevelopment design and assisted the county historical society at the old courthouse. Arthurs remained active in his home town of Atchison, KS where he served on the board of Blish-Mize, a major hardware distribution company in a 13 state region. In Atchison, he is survived by his brother John H. Mize Jr. and sister Courtney M. Laurie. David was preceded in death by his mother Katherine S. "Girley" Mize, and step father John H. Mize, Sr., brother Truman Arthurs, and sister Joanie Arthurs. A memorial service is planned Saturday, Aug. 20 at 2 p.m. at the Calvary Chapel in Inverness right next to the Charles Davis Funeral Home on U.S. 41 in Inverness. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the David S. Arthurs Family Public Radio Endowment at University of Florida or the United Way of Citrus County at 1582 N Meadowcrest Blvd, Crystal River, Fl. 34429. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory assisted the family with all arrangements.


Joshua Bailey

Joshua J Bailey, 18, Crystal River, FL
Joshua James Bailey, 18, passed away happy and doing what he loved on Sunday, July 3, 2022, in Crystal River, FL. Josh had spent the day of July 3rd as he would spend most days, surrounded by family, friends and those closest to him. In the end, Josh entered the waters of Crystal River that he loved so much for one last swim, but instead of coming up for air, this time he bid farewell to all things earthly and swam through the Pearly Gates of Heaven. To us, Josh is gone far too soon, but we know that The Lord’s plans are not our plans, nor His ways ours, and we are comforted in the fact that The Lord’s plans never falter. We find peace in knowing that Josh is reunited with his Uncle Guy and Uncle Jeremiah, all angels of Heaven that will forever provide a guiding light to those that were lucky enough to know them. Let us not be sad, for Josh is not sad, but let us be grateful that our lives were touched by his presence and the gift of his life. Josh was born in Inverness, FL on January 29th, 2004 and lived with his family in Crystal River, FL. He had just graduated with Cum Laude honors from Crystal River High School as a member of the 2022 Senior Class and would attend Central Florida Community College in the Fall to study business. While in high school, he excelled in sports, which included football, baseball, track & field, weightlifting, and wrestling. He was passionate about the outdoors, and especially loved being on the water, fishing, and hunting. Josh was full of life, loved people, and if he was not at school, playing sports, or working at Twin Rivers Marina, you surely would find him with friends or family filling every moment with joy. His smile was contagious, his personality would light up the darkest of rooms, he was mature beyond his years, and he treated everyone with the utmost respect and kindness. Josh was a loving son and grandson, a brother, an uncle, and a nephew. He was a friend to many and a rock to lean on. He impacted countless lives, and his memory now lives on within all of those that he touched. He is survived by his loving family: Parents, James Bailey, Jr. and his mother, Loretta Redrick and her husband, Scott Redrick, MD; Brothers: Titus Bailey, Buck, and Alex Redrick; Sisters: Olivia Bailey, Elisa Willis and husband, Eric; Hayley and Gabby Redrick; grandparents: Pam Harris and husband, Steve; Richard Lambright and wife, Patricia; grandmother: Mary Redrick; grandparents: James Bailey, Sr and wife, Susan; Diane Beebe and husband, Greg; two nephews: John and Sam; many aunts, uncles, cousins and countless friends. There is a Celebration of Life scheduled for Sunday, July 17th, 3:00 PM at Gulf To Lake Baptist Church in Crystal River with Pastor Lloyd Bertine officiating. Burial will follow at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, FL, under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visitation will be at the church from 1:30 PM until services begin. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Lions Eye Institute for Transplant and Research in Tampa, FL “in memory of Josh Bailey.” For Donations: lionseyeinstitute.org/make-a-gift/


Robert Ballou

Robert J Ballou, 74, Floral City, FL
Robert J. Ballou, 74, of Floral City, FL passed away August 30, 2022 at his residence in Floral City. He was born in Phoenix, AZ on August 6, 1948 to the late William James and Kathryn (Springer) Ballou. Robert served as Fire Chief in the city of St. Petersburg for 35 years. He also worked for the St. Petersburg Times (now the Tampa Bay Times) for 25 years in the distribution department. He arrived in this area in the 1950’s coming from Greenville, TN. He was Catholic by faith, and enjoyed playing golf and watching sports. Robert served our country honorably in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 20 years, Dr. Virginia Schekorra-Ballou. Other survivors include his children Rob Ballou of Wildwood, FL, Brian Scott Ballou (Kim) of Seminole, FL, Don Ballou (Suzie) of St. Petersburg, FL, Jeff Ballou (Heather) of Brooksville, FL; step children Sean Schekorra (Jen) of Deltona, FL, Ryan Schekorra (Tiffany) of Inverness, FL, and Brigette Inthalangsy (Oulay) of Alachua, FL; and many grandchildren. A Celebration of Robert’s life will be held on Friday, September 16, 2022, at 1:00 pm at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. The service will be officiated by Fr. Claudius Mganga of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic church. After the service, in recognition of Robert’s military service, VFW Post #4337 will be rendering military honors at the funeral home. Robert’s urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date.


Joann Balthis

Joann Balthis, 81, Inverness, FL
Joann “Jody” Balthis, age 81, Inverness, FL passed away August 20, 2022 at New Horizon Assisted Living facility in Inverness. Joann was born in Richmond, IN on December 27, 1940 to the late Presley and Bessie Mae (Williams) Trisler. She and her late husband, Bill Balthis moved to Florida from Lansing, IL where she and her husband owned and operated Oakwood Insurance Agency. She also was a sales representative for the Lancing Journal Newspaper. Jody enjoyed going to the casino and loved spending time gardening. Left to cherish her memory are 5 children: Bill Rhinehart (Tammy) of Losantville, IN; Tye Balthis (Lynn) of Yankton, SD; Rodney Balthis of Hobart, IN; J. William Balthis (Stephanie) of Hobart, IN; Robin Grable (Jerry) of Greenville, SC; 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill W. Balthis on March 16, 2016. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, August 25th at 9:30 AM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery at 11:00 AM. The procession will depart the funeral home for the cemetery promptly at 10:15 AM.


William Banks Jr

William Banks Jr, 64, Floral City, FL
William Banks, Jr., of Floral City, passed away peacefully on August 20, 2022. He was born in Brooksville, Florida on May 25, 1958. He lived in Floral City all of his life. He enjoyed hunting, fishing & cooking delicious food for crowds. He had a wonderful sense of humor & made sure those around him had a good time. He was a jack of all trades & an extremely hard working man. Billy proudly served as a volunteer firefighter for Floral City Fire Department as well as a volunteer Citrus County community officer. To know him was to love him. He is survived by his three daughters, Diana Fyfe (Cheyenne, WY), Brandy Johnson (Cheyenne, WY) & Lianna Banks (Dunnellon, FL). His grandchildren Ian Banks, baby Fyfe due April 2023, Whitlee, Ridge & Everly Johnson. He is also survived by his brother, James Banks (Floral City, FL) as well as countless friends he called family. Billy made his life about laughter & good times, please honor him by doing the same. Billy joined his mother, Barbara Mitcheltree, father, William Banks, SR, & sister, Rebecca Banks in Heaven. Services will be private at the request of the family. Cremation With Care by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Helen Berwald

Helen M Berwald, 90, Ocala, FL
Helen Marie Berwald, (90) of Ocala, Florida passed away September 14, 2022, at Life Care Center of Ocala under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Marion County. Helen was born on April 24, 1932 in Decatur, IL. She was a child of the late Lee Roy Miller Sr. and Ada (Johnson) Miller. Helen was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to all. She relocated to Inverness, FL in the 1970’s where she called it home for over 40+ years. Her hobbies included singing, crocheting, gardening and baking. Helen was known for her long-handwritten letters sent to family and friends and never missed the opportunity to wish a loved one a happy birthday or anniversary. Most days you would find Helen sitting on her front porch watching the hummingbirds with a warm cup of coffee and pen in hand. Helen was preceded in death by her beloved spouse, Albert Berwald Sr in 1990, son David Berwald in 2016 and several brothers and sisters. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Carolyn Ingram of Inverness, FL; Gary Berwald of Dallas, TX and Albert Berwald Jr of Inverness, FL; her sister Gladys Berry of Decatur, IL and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by all who got the privilege of meeting and knowing her. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on September 24, 2022, at 11 AM, at Chas. E. Davis funeral home with Pastor James Jones officiating. A procession will take place immediately following the service, where she will be laid to rest at the Fountains Memorial Cemetery of Homosassa.


Paul Burger

Paul W Burger, 87, Inverness, FL
Paul W. Burger, Jr. of Inverness, Florida passed away August 12, 2022 under the loving care of his family and Vitas Hospice at the age of 87. He was born to Paul Burger, Sr. and Mildred Steele Burger October 31, 1934 in Mansfield, Ohio. He came to Florida as a young child. Paul graduated from Manatee High School in 1952. Paul was employed at the Bradenton Herald print shop for 25 years. After that he and Charles Thiers opened and operated Burger Printing for 15 years before retiring. At that time he and his wife, Frances, moved to Citrus County. He loved being home with his family, working in his yard, fishing, and traveling with his wife and friends. Paul is remembered as everyone's favorite man, loving husband, doting cherished father and grandfather. Along with his parents, Paul was proceeded in death by his brother , Richard. Left to cherish his memory is his beloved wife of 69 years, Frances, daughter, Gail Merchant and son, Paul Daniel Burger (Jilleen) all of Bradenton, FL. His grandchildren, Gloria Dawn French, Brittany Taylor, Ashley Jeffcoat, (Gordon), Kristy Merchant, Danielle Stewart, (Bryan), Sarah Curtis,(Jon), Great-grandchildren Gabriel Stewart, Brandt, Penelope, and Everleigh Jeffcoat, Aerith and Faith Curtis, also his many nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends. A celebration of life will be held on Friday, August 19th at 1 pm at 9060 E. China Grove Lane, Inverness, Florida. Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Marjorie Camarota

Marjorie H Camarota, 63, Inverness, FL
Marjorie Helen Camarota, 63 years, of Inverness, passed away July 19, 2022 under the care of Citrus Memorial Hospital. She was born in Elizabeth, NJ to the late Paul Jones and Margaret Campbell. Marjorie has been a resident of Citrus County since 2005, previously residing in Houston, Texas. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 21 years, Lawrence M. Camarota and her brother Kenneth Jones. Visitation was held July 25, 2022 from Chas E. Davis Funeral Home 3075 S. Florida Ave. Inverness.


Joseph Carbonara

Joseph Carbonara, 91, Lecanto, FL
Joseph Carbonara, of Lecanto, passed away August 19, 2022, on his 91st birthday, at Vitas Hospice in Lecanto with his loving wife by his side, under the care of Vitas Hospice. He was born August 19, 1931 in Bari City, Italy. He served his country in the US Army. He is survived by his wife of 59 years Angela Carbonara and his daughter JoAnn Carbonara. Cremation burial will be Thursday September 8, 2022 will full military honors 11am in Florida National Cemetery. Arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Matteo Caruso

Matteo F Caruso, 88, Beverly Hills, FL
Matteo Frank Caruso, age 88, Beverly Hills, FL passed away July 21, 2022 under the loving care of his family and Hernando-Pasco Hospice. Matteo was born on August 26, 1933 in Staten Island, NY to the late Anthony and Elizabeth (Buono) Caruso and moved to Florida in 1974 from there. He was employed by the City of New York Sanitation Department for over 18 years. After moving to Inverness, he was a bus driver for the Citrus Co. School System. He served our country in the U.S. Navy. Matteo was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. He enjoyed gardening and reading. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 64 years, Annette (Corsiglia) Caruso; 4 children: Matthew Caruso of Clermont, FL; John Caruso of Yulee, FL; daughter, Michele and husband James Tierney of Orlando, FL; daughter, Jennifer and husband Ty Parrish of Valrico, FL; his brother, Louis Caruso of New Jersey; 7 grandchildren: Ashley, Nicholas, Willow, Brendan, Kiley, Allison, and Samantha; 2 great-grandchildren: Cruz and Romy; and also a very dear friend, like a son, Edwin Jahnes III (EJ). He was preceded in death by a brother, Fredrick Caruso and his sister, Grace Sherman. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, July 29th at 10:00A.M. from Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Fr. Gregory Andrews will be the Celebrant. Burial will follow at a later date in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness, FL. Cremation under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to HPH Hospice (800) 486-8784.


Wanda Chadwick

Wanda R Chadwick, 91, Inverness, FL
Wanda Rooks Chadwick 1930-2022 Wanda was a native of Citrus County FL, having been born in the community of Pleasant Grove, of the pioneer Rooks Family. She was the oldest child of George Samuel Rooks and Stella Mae Smith. She attended both elementary and high school in Inverness, FL, graduating in 1948. She attended Jones Business College in Jacksonville, FL for one year then worked at B.F. Goodrich Company’s district office in Jacksonville where she met her future husband, Harold Homet Chadwick. They were married in December 1951. She gave her notice early the next summer when her husband whisked her back to his home in the cool mountain air of Bradford County in northeastern PA. He and his cousin opened a John Deere farm machinery business and ran it for 9 years in Troy, PA while Wanda stayed home and started raising their first three children. They then moved to Bergenfield, NJ where Wanda continued raising her three children while also working for Federal Paper Board in Bogota, NJ while her husband attended New York Medical College in New York City. He interned at Polyclinic Hospital in Harrisburg, PA, where their fourth child was born. He continued his education to earn a Board Certification in Family Practice and Wanda assisted him in his practice in Wysox, PA as a bookkeeper and Audio Technician, having earned that certification at Penn State University. After her husband’s death in 1995, she moved back to Citrus County FL, where her mother and many relatives still lived. Wanda considered herself very blessed in her life and family always came first. She had her own large extended family in Florida and also her husband’s large extended family in Pennsylvania, all of whom she loved and cherished very dearly. The family reunions she planned and hosted every year at their home on Mercur Hill in Wysox will always be some of her PA family’s fondest memories. Wanda enjoyed researching local history and family genealogy as well as gardening, sewing, painting, reading, and nature. She loved landscaping and building stone walls from the fieldstone she gathered in the woods surrounding their home and was always excited when she came across a stone covered in fossils from the Ice Age. She loved walking on forest trails on Mercur Hill and later on the Withlacoochee State Trail in Citrus County, FL. She enjoyed observing and photographing wildlife in their natural habitat. By her own admission, she was a homebody, but she will always be remembered for the delicious homegrown blueberry pies she made and donated regularly to events at the Wysox Presbyterian Church in Wysox, PA. Wanda was predeceased by her husband of 44 years, both parents, a baby sister Joyce Irene Rooks; sister Norma Rooks Barnes Ray and husband Darwyn Ray of Lecanto, FL; brother George Delton Rooks and wife Betty Rooks of Inveness, FL; brother-in-law James Chadwick and wife Mary Lou Chadwick of Camptown, PA; brother-in-law Everell Chadwick and wife Jean Chadwick of Shavertown, PA; sister-in-law Dorothy Ann Chadwick Brabson and husband Wray Brabson of Titusville, FL. She leaves behind four children: Jon Scot Chadwick and wife Michele of Hummelstown, PA; Thomas K. Chadwick and wife Regina of Tampa, FL; Marcia Chadwick Fontenot of Buckeye, AZ; and Jan Marie Chadwick of Inverness, FL. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Family and friends are invited to her Celebration of Life Friday August 5, 2022 at 1pm with Rev. Lou Ellen Hartley officiating from Chas E. Davis Funeral Home 3075 S. Florida Ave, Inverness. Visitation will begin 12:00 noon until time of services. Wanda will be interned at her children’s convenience, beside her husband in the Camptown Cemetery, Camptown, PA. Camptown, famously known for Steven Foster’s Camptown Racetrack song, was her husband’s hometown. The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to Friends of the Withlacoochee State Trail at https://www.fotwst.org (support us)


David Chafin

David G Chafin, 75, Inverness, FL
David G. Chafin, 75, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2022 after a brief illness. Preceded in death by his wife of 37 years, Jean; father Carl Chafin; mother Virginia McClain; stepfather Sam (Wayne) McClain. Survived by his daughter Tessa (Dustin) Sabo and grandson Wyatt Sabo; siblings Daryl Chafin, Carla (Chuck) Roberts, and Chris (Angela) Jester; nieces Wendy (David) Martinez, Jamie Roberts, and Cheyenne Jester; great nieces and nephews Phoenix, Carly, Destiny (Will & Liam), and David (Grace & Emma). Born on December 5, 1946 in Maetwan, West Virginia. Spent most of his life in Columbus, Ohio until he moved to Inverness, Florida in 2012. Veteran of the U.S. Navy. Employed by The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio for 34 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching the Buckeyes, and spending time with his family. A memorial service will be held in Columbus, Ohio on a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Legion www.mylegion.org Cremation With care with Chas. E. Davis


Concetta Chinnici

Concetta V Chinnici, 96, Inverness, FL
Concetta V. Chinnici, resident of Inverness, FL, passed away on July 28th, 2022. She was born to Frank and Josephine (Placona) Iacono in Brooklyn, NY. She was an Administrative Secretary for the Citrus County School System for many years, and she also assisted the Guidance Counselors throughout the years, and helped many teens discover their passions and future careers through her gentle encouragement, servitude, and guidance. Concetta made Citrus County her home in 1971 after moving from Uniondale, NY and made her church home at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. She is described as extremely kind, caring, and considerate of others. She was a great mentor to all, especially her school children, and so many people enjoyed getting to know Concetta. Along with her parents, Concetta was preceded in death by her beloved spouse of 55 years, Stephen; and her brother, Frank Iacono. Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Stephen A. Chinnici (Patricia) and Michael J. Chinnici (Tammy). She will be greatly missed by all who got the privilege of meeting and knowing her. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Concetta at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church of Inverness on Tuesday, August 9th, 2022 at 10 AM, with Father Mike Suszynski officiating. A procession will take place immediately following the services, where her urn will be laid to rest at Oak Ridge Cemetery of Inverness. Arrangements and Cremation with Care are under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Catherine Clark

Catherine F Clark, 100, San Diego, CA
Catherine Frances Clark (née Canzoneri) 100 years old, of San Diego, CA passed away July 13,2022. Born in Brooklyn, NY April 10, 1922 to Mario and Frances (Fodera) Canzoneri, she graduated from PS 212, Abraham Lincoln High School and Central Needle High School where she began her lifelong love of sewing. After her marriage to Edward G. Clark, who predeceased her in 1998, she moved to Staten Island, NY then to Budd Lake, NJ when she became a purchasing agent for First National Bank. While there, she became the founder and treasurer of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Foundation. After moving to Inverness, FL in 1984, she became a charter member of the Citrus Friendship Quilters Guild, founder and facilitator of the Inverness Parkinson’s Support Group, a member of St. Scholastica Council of Catholic Women, a volunteer at Citrus Memorial Hospital and a proud member of the American Irish Club. Catherine was preceded in death by her son Anthony V. Bologna and her seven siblings. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters Billie (Michael) Crino, San Diego, CA, Catherine (Raymond) Burns, Budd Lake, NJ, stepdaughter Joyce Beagan, Inverness, FL, stepson Edward (Maryalice) Clark, Staten Island, NY; grandchildren Derrick (Amy) Bologna, Eve Gillis, Caitlin (Andrew) Bellini, Danielle (Bryan) Verbel, Stacey Seidenstucker, Thomas Beagan, Sabrina Clark, Amanda Esposito; great grandchildren Kayla, Michael, Madison, Cameron, Trent, Tyler; cherished sister-in-law Sarah Messina and cherished friend Jeannine Davis. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, August 8th at 10:00 am from St Scholastica Catholic Church. Fr. James Johnson will be the Celebrant. Burial will follow in Fero Memorial Gardens. Friends may call Sunday afternoon from 4:00 – 6:00 pm at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home where there will be a recitation of the Holy Rosary at 5:00pm. The church will have a reception immediately following the Mass and prior to leaving for the cemetery


Linda Clark

Linda S Clark, 72, Floral City, FL
Linda S. Clark, 72 years passed away August 19, 2022 at home under the loving care of her family. Cremation with Care, private arrangements, under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home.


Helen Clement

Helen F Clement, 72, Floral City, Fl
Helen Frances Clement, 72, of Floral City, FL passed away on August 6th, 2022 under the care of Citrus Memorial Hospital of Inverness. She was born to the late George and Vivian (Manning) McGuinness on March 9th, 1950 in West Amboy, NY. She was a devoted homemaker and wonderful, loving wife. She loved to collect knickknacks, play the pull-tab games at the VFW, and was a great cook. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. Those left to cherish her memory are her beloved husband of 20 years, Leon “Butch” Clement; her step-children, Daniel, Sheri, and Amy; her sister, Martha Davis; and three step-grandchildren. Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Michael Coffey

Michael L Coffey, 72, Hernando, FL
Michael Lynn Coffey, 72 years, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior, June 29, 2022, at home in Hernando, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Michael was born in Lima, OH, October 13, 1949 to the late Cletus John Coffey and Mildred Jordan. He married Priscilla A. Mobley in 1990. Michael has been a resident of Citrus County since 2002. He served his country proudly in the US Navy and was a Deputy Sherriff in Lima, OH and Alachua County. He owned and operated his own landscaping and grounds maintenance company in Citrus County for 10 years, and decided to go back to law enforcement working security in several states and was a contractor for the Department of Defense in Afghanistan at age 60 where he served at the same time with his son Tracey. Michael was a loving, devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed traveling, gardening, salt water fishing with his fishing buddies, and spending time with his family. He was a founding member of North Oak Baptist Church in Citrus Springs and a huge Florida Gators Football Fan. He was predeceased by his parents Cletus John Coffey and Mildred Pierce, and his grandson Caleb, and sister, Mary Sue Walsh. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Priscilla Coffey, his brother Robert Coffey (Joan), his son Tracey Booth (Kelli), and grandchildren; Jeremy, Jacob, Joseph, Tyler, and Jadyn. A Celebration of Life is scheduled 11am Tuesday July 19, 2022 in North Oak Baptist Church, 9324 N. Elkham Blvd Citrus Springs, FL 34433, with Pastor Stan L. Stewart officiating.. Visitation will begin 10am at the church. In lieu of flowers donations to The Gideon International, would be appreciated by the family. Cremation with care, under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Gary Conkright

Gary W Conkright, 80, Floral City, FL
Gary Wayne Conkright, 80, of Floral City, FL passed away on July 31st, 2022 at his home. He was born to the late Edwin and Eleanor Habasko Conkright on January 8th, 1942 in Gaylord, Michigan. He was a crane operator for a construction company for many years. He made Citrus County his home when he moved here in 1995 from Redford, Michigan. He enjoyed fishing, canning asparagus and other fruits and vegetables, and spending time with his friends getting a cold one. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Edwin Conkright, Jr. and Sharon Kaipio. Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Gary DeChape (Alicia), Carol Conkright, Carla Corley (Johnnie), and Cheryl Borowicz (Larry); his siblings, Donald and Ronald Conkright and Karen Eades; his five beloved grandchildren; his two cherished great-grandchildren; and his dear friend, Carin Sanderson. Arrangements for Gary are private at this time. Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Monroe Coogler, Jr

Monroe A Coogler, Jr, 83, Lecanto, FL
Monroe Alvin Coogler, Jr., died in his home on July 15, 2022 at 83 years young. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Martha Jo Coogler; his daughter Kindy and her husband Raymond Hensler of Nashville, TN; his daughter, Ginny and her husband Chris Clougherty of Frisco, TX; and four grandchildren: Carson and Harper Hensler, Greyson and Declan Clougherty. He is survived also by his sister, Judy Parker (Kenneth Parker) and brother John B. Coogler (Marilyn Coogler). Affectionally known as “AL”, Mr. Coogler had a long life of love, laughter and service to his family, friends, community and country. Born January 15, 1939, in Brooksville, Florida, he is the son of the late Monroe A. Coogler, Sr and Rosalie L. Coogler with his families Florida roots predating the civil war. He attended the University of Florida, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and, most importantly, met his wife, Marty. After graduating with a BA, he enlisted and served in the United States Air Force from 1963 – 1967 having earned the Bronze Star and Commendation Medal of service. Following his military service, he attended and graduated with honors from Florida State University College of Law in 1969 then moved to West Palm Beach, Florida to start his practice and raise a family. Al Coogler was very active in every community in which he lived throughout his life. He was a founding member of the Adams, Coogler law firm in West Palm Beach. He served four years on the Federal Judicial Nominating Commission under President George Bush; as President of the West Palm Beach Rotary Club; President of the Forum Club; Chairman of the Economic Council of Palm Beach County and Chairman of the Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission. After retirement, he moved to Lecanto, FL in 1996, to be closer to his Florida roots and continued his life of service being nominated to the Board of Southwest Florida Water Management District and Co-Founding the Black Diamond Foundation which recently celebrated its 20th year of supporting Citrus County charities. Al was also an avid sailor, loved dancing with his wife, building furniture for his kids and enjoyed golf until he didn’t. Most importantly, he loved being with his family and friends recounting all the adventures they had together. Those are the memories that will be cherished. A private graveside service for the family will be held at the historic Brooksville cemetery. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness is entrusted with the graveside arrangements. A Celebration of Life for family and friends will be held on August 4, 2022 at the Black Diamond Ranch Clubhouse in Lecanto, FL from 12pm-3:30pm. If desired, expressions of sympathy may be made in memory of Al Coogler to the Black Diamond Foundation https://bdfinc.org/donate


Alyssa Craig

Alyssa L Craig, 25, Inverness, FL
Alyssa Lynn Craig, 25 passed away Friday August 5th 2022 in her home in Inverness, Florida. Alyssa is preceded in death by her mother Jill Craig. Left to cherish in her memory are two daughters Delainey and Raelynn Britts; mother inlaw Lisa Benjamin; brothers Jason Craig, Terrance Britts, and Donovan Britts, sister Sarah Benjamin, grandparents - Bob and Becky Craig, grandmother - Lynn Padgett, aunts - Jennifer Craig, aunts and uncles-Betty and Bob Kopulos, Mary Beth and Jeff Frank, Eric and Allie Padgett, Pete and Sally Yost as well as many other family members and friends. Alyssa was born May 17th 1997 in Indianapolis, Indiana before moving to Florida as young child. Alyssa graduated from Citrus High and was a certified pharmacy technician who worked at walmart pharmacy in Bushnell for the last five years. Alyssa was a devoted mother and loving friend. She had a smile that lit up the room. Her laughter was contagious and she always had a way of making our hard days brighter. Alyssa enjoyed photography and took beautiful pictures. She also enjoyed endless beach trips with the girls and boating with the family. The world was a brighter place because of her and she will be missed by us all. Alyssa will always hold a special place in our hearts. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 20th 2022 at First Baptist Church of Floral City 8545 E. Magnolia Street, Floral City Fl 34436, from 2-4 PM. Cremation with care is under direction of Chas E Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL


Linda Daniels

Linda Daniels, 76, Beverly Hills, FL
Linda Frances Daniels, “Fred’s wife” age 76, Beverly Hills, FL passed away suddenly Aug 30, 2022, at her residence. Linda was born in Lynn, MA on March 16, 1946, to the late Milton and Marian (Peralta) Quimby and came to this area with her husband in 1998 from St. Petersburg, FL. She was a fine waitress working two jobs at a time for 25 years. She was employed by the St. Petersburg Police Dept in their clerical division as well as office manager for a photographer. Linda was a business partner with Fred helping him to succeed in five companies. Linda used her bookkeeping skills for a local CPA, retiring last year. Linda was active in her community, especially with her American Legion Auxiliary activities. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 33 years, Fredrick Allen Daniels; 2 stepsons: Carl Daniels of St. Petersburg and Troy Daniels of Clearwater; 2 daughters: Linda Nash of Lake City, FL and Theresa Hall of Frontier, IL; one stepdaughter Cindy Boyd of St. Petersburg, 9 cherished grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Thomas Campbell. There will be a Celebration of Life planned by the family and friends at a later date. Her urn will rest in the Columbarium of Florida National Cemetery. Cremation with care entrusted to the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home and Crematory, Inverness, FL


Max Davis

Max L Davis, 72, Inverness, FL
Max L. Davis, age 72, Inverness, FL passed away at home under the loving care of his family and Vitas Hospice on August 11, 2022. Max was born in Brooksville, FL to the late Harold and Juanita (Gilmore) Davis. He spent his youth in Citrus County, moving away as a young man, and returned home to Inverness in 2001. He owned and operated the M.L. Davis Construction, Inc. and attended Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Patricia “Pat” (Freeman) Davis, Inverness, FL; 2 sisters: Leitha Gores (Mike) of Floral City and Sandra Strong of Ocala. He also leaves a large and loving extended family and a group of lifelong friends, and his loving and constant canine companion, “Mattie”. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ted Davis. There is a private Celebration of Life scheduled at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness with Mr. Bill Weaver of the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ officiating. Private burial arrangements will be in the Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, FL.


Alice De Chirico

Alice De Chirico, 86, Inverness, FL
Alice De Chirico, 86, of Inverness, FL passed away on August 12, 2022. She was born to Albert and Pauline Witt on October 24, 1935 in Bronx, NY. Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Donna; granddaughter Michelle (Ian) Thornton; and other cherished family, friends, and acquaintances. Alice was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Frank, who passed in September 2021. Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Debbie DeSomma

Debbie S DeSomma, 58, Inverness, FL
Debbie Sue DeSomma, 58 years, passed away suddenly at home in Inverness, September 1, 2022. She was born in Brooklyn, NY to Shirley O’Brien and the late John K. Peters. Debbie and Gerard C. DeSomma were married December 29, 1982. She was Catholic by faith and was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness. Debbie was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Her family meant the world to her. She had been employed as medical transcriptionist for many years until she retired. She was predeceased by her father John K. Peters and her brother Edward J. Peters. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of almost 40 years Gerard C. DeSomma, 1 son; Derek L. DeSomma and his significant other, Ashtan G. Richey, of Inverness. 2 daughters; Kristin K. Lander and her husband Mitchell T. Lander, of Floral City and Dana L. DeSomma of Norfolk, VA, her mother Shirley O’Brien, of Inverness, 1 brother Sam Peters, 2 sisters; Joanne Murphy and Elizabeth Spence, also survived by 1 granddaughter; Navi DeSomma. Cremation with Care under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.


Anthony Di Gennaro

Anthony M Di Gennaro, 86, Lecanto, FL
On the evening of Saturday, September 17, 2022 Anthony Michael Di Gennaro, loving husband, father of two and grandfather of two passed away. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York on March 27, 1936, young Anthony started working at the age of nine to support his younger sister and mother due to the tragic loss of his father. With this immense and unexpected sense of responsibility, he contributed to his family's budget by working every day after school and every weekend to make ends meet. He earned his high school diploma and immediately attended trade and vocational schools to further his education. Unsatisfied and with a new sense of duty, he then joined the Army and traveled overseas to France. Upon his return to the United States he joined the union trucking industry and after, worked at JFK Airport as chief dispatcher. In 1980 he moved to Florida with his mother and worked at the nuclear plant in Crystal River. In 1982 he married his wife of 39 years Raffaella DeRisi whom he met overseas while serving in the Army. Anthony, Lella and their daughter Caroline eventually moved to Italy and soon after arrived their son, Tony. In Italy, Anthony worked as an unarmed guard and eventually became a DOD customs and quality control inspector in Agnano and Gricignano Italy for military families overseas until his retirement in 2002. Anthony and his wife Lella periodically moved between New York, Italy and Florida to enjoy the sunshine in the colder months of the year. Anthony was an honest, hardworking, strong-willed, and softhearted man who took time to enjoy the little and simple things in life. His family was always of the utmost importance to him. He enjoyed cooking meals for his loved ones and had a strong love for animals. He lived to make his family happy. He is loved and will be missed and remembered by those who knew him. Family and friends are invited to attend a Catholic Funeral Rite on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 2:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Fr Claudius Mganga, Parochial Vicar from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church will officiate. Following this service, the V.F.W. Honor Guard will render full military honors to honor Anthony for his service to our country. There will be additional military honors rendered for him in October at the Quantico National Cemetery in Quantico, VA. The Fort Belvoir Honor Guard will perform that service.


Elza England

Elza M England, 77, The Villages, FL
Elza M. England, age 77 of The Villages, FL passed away suddenly at home on August 25, 2022. Mrs England was born in New Jersey on September 5, 1944 to the late James and Elsie McGordy and lived in this area over 20 years. She attended University in Washington, DC for her degree in Library Science. She also worked at a State University in Virginia for a long time. Elza was a very organized person who enjoyed putting together jigsaw puzzles. She was a very physical and active person and practiced yoga and Tai Chi to stay fit. Elza loved traveling and had done so all over Europe. Additionally, she was an excellent baker, cookies and cakes being her specialty. Her only surviving relative is a cousin, Nancy Wessel who lives in Inverness. At Elza’s request, her body was donated to medical science at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Arrangements are entrusted to the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory. A Celebration of Life will held on Saturday, September 3rd, 2022 at 11 AM at the First United Methodist Church of Inverness


Margaret English

Margaret English, 77, Hernando, FL
Margaret English age 77 went home to be with the Lord on August 19th, 2022, passing peacefully with her family by her side. Margaret, or more affectionately referred to as Maggie, was born to the late Willis Clarence and Mildred Louise Carver on May 5th, 1945, in Brooksville, FL. She was known for her expertise in the kitchen and her flair for southern cuisine, serving numerous Floridians throughout the years in her restaurants in both Naples and Inverness. She was quick witted and sharp, always ready to share in a good joke or humorous story. Margaret had a keenness for history and loved to watch a good historical drama on TV or Film. She cherished her southern roots but also had an adoration for all things British, including her late husband, Dave English. Margaret and Dave loved to travel and spent many years traveling North America by train and sharing memories of their travels with their loved ones. Margaret is survived by her daughters, Beverly Theriac, Ramona Alvarez, and Donna Carper, along with 6 grandchildren and 7 great-children, as well as two sisters Joyce “Gail” Brooks and Linda Simpson. In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by her eldest son Michael Lewis,2 brothers Willis Carver and and Robert Carver as well as her sister Barbara Eloise Carver-Rouse. Cremation with Care by the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Rosemary Farrar

Rosemary Farrar, 84, Dunnellon, FL
Rosemary Farrar, 84 years, of Dunnellon, passed away peacefully under the care of Vitas Hospice, Lecanto, FL. She was born in Indianapolis, IN, March 21, 1938 to the late Floyd Marlinee and Pauline Hagemmier Rosemary moved to Citrus County in 1985, formerly of Indianapolis. She was employed by ReMax Realtors in Inverness and Lecanto for several years. Previously she worked in hospitality in the food service, serving as a hostess, bartender, and waitress. She enjoyed knitting and sewing, yard sales, and gardening. She also volunteered at the Hospice Thrift Store in Inverness. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Predeceased by her parents; Floyd and Pauline Marlinee, her husband of 20 years; Charles A. Farrar, her son; James Tewell, daughters Rosemary “Candy” Knoppkie and Carol Ann Tewell, and her siblings; Polly Harner, Katie Akin, Emily Allen, Nancy Tewell and Frederick Lloyd Marlinee. Left to cherish her memory are her children; William “Buster” Tewell (Stephanie), Russell Tewell, Sandra Adams, Joseph Tewell, Jeffrey Tewell, (Latricia), Andrew Barker (Tammy), Tina Sanders (Randall), Penny Elmore (Howard) and step children; David Farrar (Locia), Kerry Farrar and Kathy Lynn Winters (Steve), and, her sister; Susie Babineaux, and her daughter in law; Michele Tewell, also survived by many grandchildren, many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life is scheduled Saturday 3:00pm September 17, 2022, at Chas E. Davis Funeral Home 3075 S. Florida Ave Inverness. Visitation will be 2:00-3:00pm. Pastor Stan Stewart of North Oak Baptist Church will officiate. In lieu of flowers, Rosemary’s family has asked for donations to Vitas Hospice PO Box 1330 Lecanto, FL 34460.


Diane Fenner

Diane Fenner, 79, Hernando, FL
Diane Fenner, 79, of Hernando, FL passed away September 12, 2022 at her residence in Hernando. She was born in Flint, MI on October 7, 1942 to the late Chester and Pauline Fenner. Diane was a homemaker and arrived in this area in 1994 coming from Oxford, MI. She was Protestant by faith, and enjoyed playing Bingo. Diane was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie #3613 in Michigan. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


William Fitzhugh

William R Fitzhugh, 90, Inverness, FL
William R. Fitzhugh, 90 years, of Inverness, suddenly, passed away August 30, 2022 with family by his side, in Arbor Trail. He was born in Baltimore, MD to the late Harry T. Fitzhugh and Margaret Whitman. In 1952 William and Elaine D. Henneman were married. They resided in the Baltimore Maryland area for 60 years before moving to Florida. They first resided in Sun City Center for 30 years and has been a resident of Inverness for the past 3 months. William served his country proudly as a US Marine, serving during the Korean War. He received the Korean Service Medal with 1 Star and the United Nations Medal. He was employed by C&P Telephone Company of Maryland. He began his employment with the phone company as a cable splicer and rose through the ranks to become an Account Executive. He retired in 1984 after many years. Shortly after retirement, he started working for US West Telephone Company and retired in 1986. He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Maryland. William was an avid golfer and enjoyed several programs on Television. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was predeceased by his parents Harry and Margaret Fitzhugh, and his siblings; Harry T. Jr., James M., Thomas M. and Lois. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 70 years, Elaine D. Fitzhugh, 1 son William R. Fitzhugh, Jr., 1 daughter Valerie Zeeler, grandfather of Christin, Britney, Kirby, and Stephanie, 10 great grandchildren, also survived by nieces and nephews. Cremation with Care arrangements under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.


Cheryl Foster

Cheryl M Foster, 75, Inverness, FL
Cheryl M. Foster, 75, of Inverness, FL passed away July 31, 2022 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. She was born on August 30, 1946 in St. Petersburg, FL to the late Feryl E. and Dorothy V. (Hutton) Romig. Cheryl was a hairdresser, and arrived in this area in 2000, coming from St. Petersburg. She was Catholic by faith, and enjoyed going on cruises, dancing, exercising in the swimming pool, and she loved Elvis Presley. She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Thomas Foster. Other survivors include her sons, Jason Foster of Inverness, and Douglas Foster and his wife Lisa of Beverly Hills, FL; brothers Lee (Nancy) Romig of Parrish, FL; Jim (Heike) Romig of Braselton, GA; 3 grandchildren, Blayne (Kara), Reid, and Aidan Foster; and her beloved dog, Raven. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral with Crematory, Inverness.


John Hansen

John D Hansen, 55, Homosassa, FL
John D. Hansen, age 55, Homosassa, FL passed away August 20, 2022 in Citrus Memorial Hospital following a brief battle with Cancer. John was born in Orange County, CA on October 22, 1966 to Reinold I. and Peggy (Striffler) Hansen and came to this area from Patchogue, New York. He worked in the construction industry and served our country in the U.S. Army National Guard. John spent his free time with his family and enjoyed fishing down Chassahowitzka and into the bay with his sons and nephews the most. He was known for being firm but had a heart of gold. He loved his children with all he had and was extremely proud of them. He took pride in his close bond with his nephews as a father figure and cherished his time spent with them. He adored his granddaughter Natalie and enjoyed their pranks on each other. He will be forever remembered for the love and compassion he showed to everyone he met, giving everyone who knew him wonderful memories to remember him by. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 26 years, Bobbie (Halfhill) Hansen, Homosassa; 4 sons: Thomas Holland, Brooksville, Fl; John Hansen,Jr., Andrew Hansen and spouse Destiny, and Matthew Hansen, all of Homosassa, FL; his father, Reinhold Hansen; 2 brothers: Ray and spouse Debbie of Brooksville; and Ted and spouse of California; 1 granddaughter, Natalie Holland. Nephews, James Hansen (spouse Jessica), Joshua Conant (spouse Tori), and Christopher Conant (spouse Jordan). Nieces, Megan Felske (spouse Jessie), Hannah Templin (spouse Richard), and Melissa Kelly. Sister inLaw, Linda Golden and spouse Tuck. He was preceded in death by his mother, Peggy Ann Striffler. A Celebration of Life will be held by his family at a later date. Cremation with care entrusted to the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Ada Heffner

Ada B Heffner, 89, Ocala, FL
Ada B. Heffner, 89, of Ocala, FL and former resident of Citrus County, FL and Pennsylvania, passed away on July 1st, 2022 under the care of Life Care Center of Ocala. She was born in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania to the late Wilbert F. and Pearl (Stuzman) Heffner on April 25th, 1933. She later moved to Glen St. Mary, FL and then settled in Citrus County, FL in 2017. Ada was a Seamstress for many years and loved to crochet and knit. She loved the Lord dearly and lived out the instruction to “love your neighbor” in her own way—she was always very helping to others and is remembered as being a very kind lady to everyone. She enjoyed the outdoors and spent her time hunting and fishing and making country living her way of life. Ada, along with her parents, was preceded in death by her son, Dennis DeWolf in 2017. Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Wayne DeWolf (Barbara Montgomery) of Ocala, FL; her granddaughter, Stephanie DeWolf; and her adored great-grandbaby, Jossallyn DeWolf-Chamberlin. Arrangements for Ada are private at this time. Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Elmer Hendershot

Elmer E Hendershot, 75, Lake Panasoffkee, FL
Elmer Ellsworth Hendershot, Jr. 75 years, passed away September 23, 2022 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. He was born May 19, 1947 in Ingham, MI to the late Elmer Ellsworth Hendershot, Sr. and Doris Hakes. Elmer served his country proudly in the US Army serving in Vietnam. He was employed in hotel management for many years, in fact he recently retired. Elmer and Judy moved to Lake Panasoffkee 2 weeks ago, previously residing in Dunnellon and St. Augustine, FL. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Judy Ann Rose and children Mark James Ellison, Mike Chad Ellison, Jason Daniel Hendershot, Stepanie Hendershot, Daren Mackinder, Michael Palmer and his wife Amy, and Michelle Hopkins, and her husband Kenyon. Cremation with Care arrangements under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.


JoAnn Henderson

JoAnn Henderson, 91, Inverness, FL
JoAnn Henderson, 91 years, of Inverness, passed away September 6, 2022, under the care of Vitas Hospice and her longtime friend Donna L. Munro. JoAnn was born in Decatur, IL to the late Orval Henderson and Ruth Alexander. Jodie, as many friends and acquaintances called her, was a resident of Forrest Park IL, before moving to Citrus County over 30 years ago. During Jodie’s younger years, she played Softball during the WWII “League of Their Own” period of time. She was so proud to be a part of that and to bring entertainment to others. Jodie holds a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Masters of Arts in Elementary Education. She taught just about every subject in the first through eighth grades. She had served as Principal, Assistant Principal, and Business Administrator within school districts in IL. Jodie’s passion was in the classroom, although she was on the administrative side for several years, she longed to get back in front of the children and did so. Jodie was involved with amateur Ham Radios and helped with communications during disasters. She was Past President Citrus County AM Radio Club. Jodie was a member of The Sky High AM Radio Club, Hernando County Teachers Assoc., Hernando Academy of Teachers, Inverness South and West Civic Assoc., Volunteer for Citrus County Surveillance Patrol and also served on the Advisor Board for Camp E-Ninnihassee, and was a Treasurer at First Lutheran Church of Inverness. Jodie retired from the State of IL after 38 years and moved to the State of Florida and went back to the classroom for another 5 years. She was always proud to say, “I was an educator for 43 years”. Jodie was predeceased by her parents Orval and Ruth Henderson, her sister Eileen, and brother-in-law Norman. Left to cherish her memory is her sister Alice Eileen Brumett; Tom Reich, whom she thought of as a son; longtime friend Donna L. Munro; and Jim Morton of Century 21. She is also survived by nieces and a nephew, and a host of friends, back in IL and here in FL. There will be a Celebration of Life 11am Saturday, October 8 at First Lutheran Church of Inverness with Pastor Tom Beaverson leading the charge, 1900 FL Route 44 Inverness FL 34452. Visitation from 10:30 at the church. Interment will follow after services. Arrangements are under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness


Paul Hoffmon

Paul J Hoffmon, 84, Hernando, FL
Paul John Hoffmon, 84 years, passed away July 29, 2022 under the care of Bayonet Point Hospital, Hudson, FL. He was born in Chicago, IL to the late Irvin Hoffmon and Ethel Clinton. Paul married Felicia Steffen in 1978. Paul was raised in Chicago and moved to Citrus County in 1990. Before coming to Citrus County he resided in Madeira Beach FL. He retired from the Seminole Fire Rescue Department in 1983 holding the rank of Fire Chief. He was very active with the fire department, attending all of the necessary fire schools enabling him to have the knowledge he needed to lead the fire company. He was an avid NASCAR Fan and could fix just about anything. He was known by family and friends as Mr. Fix It. From 1985 through 1995, he worked with his family helping with concessions at Fairs and Festivals, all along the east coast. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Felicia Steffen Hoffmon; and children: Paul Hoffmon (Mercedes), Kim Diller, Debrah Steffen Rowland, Deanna Renee Harrison (Gary Russell); grandchildren: Estevan Hoffmon, Damon Rowland (Alice), David Rowland (Devon), Donovan Rowland (Tess), and Danielle Rowland; great grandchildren: Baxter Rowland and Louise Rowland; also survived by former son-in-law Denis Rowland. Burial will take place in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Freeport, IL., through the Burke-Tubbs Funeral Home. Florida arrangements under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.


Louise Hogberg

Louise Hogberg, 83, Inverness, FL
A native of Sidney, Australia, she passed away Sept 22, 2022 at home in Inverness, FL. At her request, there are no services planned. Cremation with care- Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory


James Hunter

James A Hunter, 90, Lecanto, FL
James A. Hunter, 90 years, of Lecanto, passed away August 5, 2022, under the care of HPH Hospice, In Brooksville. He was born in Washington, DC, February 18, 1932 to the late James A. Hunter and Olive Mangum. James was married to Betty B. Hunter who passed away March 18, 2010. James served his country honorably in US Army. He was drafted in May 18, 1954 and was honorably discharged May 15, 1956. He was employed by the Bell South Phone Company as a repairman, retiring after many years. He enjoyed fishing and has been a resident of Florida since 1992. Besides fishing, Mr. Hunter enjoyed retirement and lived his retirement years to the fullest. Left to cherish his memory are 1 son; James A. Hunter, Jr. (Marlene) of West Palm Beach, 2 step daughters Robin Larson (David) of Maple Oak, IL and Vicky Kirshy (George) of Spring Hill, FL, 1 sister Mary Frances Metzer (James) of Port St. Lucie, FL, also survived by his grandchildren; George, Gregory, Billy, Robert, Dana, and Nikki. Family and friends are invited to his Celebration of Life, Wednesday 1:00pm at Chas E. Davis Funeral Home 3075 S. Florida Ave Inverness with Rev. Paul Giglio officiating. Visitation will be from 12:00 until time of service. Private burial will be in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.


Vicki Hutchinson

Vicki B Hutchinson, 55, Hernando, FL
Vicki Bowles Hutchinson, 55, of Hernando, passed away June 28, 2022 at HPH Citrus Hospice House in Lecanto, under the care of Hospice and her family. Vicki was born in Richmond, VA on June 20, 1967 and came to Citrus County in 2016 from Summersville, WV. She was a sales representative for a Maintenance Supply Company. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter: Madison Henderson and husband William of Clay City, KY; her parents: Roger and Sherry Via of Hernando; brother Ronald Hancock, Jr. of Lewisburg, WV; sister Rae Anna Fields and husband Dean of Lexington, KY. She was predeceased by her son Brian Scott Hancock in 1986. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Inverness at 12:00pm July 2nd, 2022 with Rev Mike Kramer officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Jimmie Jacks

Jimmie L Jacks, 77, Crystal River, FL
Jimmie Lee Jacks, Sr. 77 years, of Crystal River passed away at home, September 16, 2022, with his family by his side under the care of his wife and Vitas Hospice. He was born April 9, 1945 and raised in Tampa to the late Cleburne E. Jacks and Nourhelma Parrish. Jimmie married his sweetheart Sandra L. Eddy, February 18, 1967, while stationed in Charleston, SC and they traveled to many duty stations throughout the United States during his 23 year career in the United States Navy. Jimmie was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, his family meant the world to him. He proudly served his country in the US Navy, and decided to make the Navy his career which spanned 23 years. Jim and Sandy enjoyed racing cars as a hobby while in Long Beach, CA. After retiring from the Navy, as a Master Chief in 1986, he started another career with the United States Postal Service as a mechanic retiring April 29, 2005 after 18 years. Jim and Sandy then moved to their home in Crystal River and have resided there since 2005. He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed boating, hunting, and taking his guns for a walk. During Jim’s retirement, he loved spending time with Sandy and taking care of their home. Jimmie was meticulous with his property. Jimmie was predeceased by his parents Cleburne E. and Nourhelma Jacks. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 55 years, Sandy L. Jacks; 1 son Jimmie Lee Jacks, Jr. and his wife Maria; 1 daughter Michelle R. Jacks Cranford and her husband Ben; 2 brothers: Cleburne L. Jacks and his wife Joanne and George E. Jacks and his wife Teresa; 6 grandchildren: Michael B. Cranford, Jessica R. Cranford and her husband Mark Brooks, Rebecca Ann Cranford Hajaistron and her husband Joe, Jimmie L. Jacks, III, Justin L. Jacks, and Jennifer R. Jacks; also survived by 6 great grandchildren: Jonathan, Christopher, Alexander, Benjamin, Amanda Lyn, and Haley. Family and friends are invited to his funeral service Sunday, September 25, 2022, at 4:00 P.M. at Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, 3075 S. Florida Ave, Inverness FL 34453, with Pastor Paul Giglio from Calvary Church officiating. Visitation will begin 2pm Sunday. Jimmie will be laid to rest Monday, September 26, 2022, at 1:00 P.M. in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, with full military honors. His funeral will depart Chas E. Davis Funeral Home promptly at 12:15 P.M. Family and friends are also invited Monday 11am to 12 noon at the funeral. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through stjude.org


Gerald Johns

Gerald D Johns, 70, Webster, FL
Gerald Dennis Johns, 70, of Webster, FL passed away June 30, 2022 at Osprey Point Hospice, Bushnell, FL. He was born in Folkston, GA on July 1, 1951 to the late George W. and Ailene (Drury) Johns. Gerald (also known as “Butch”) was an irrigation specialist and Baptist by faith. He arrived in the Webster area in 2020, coming from Hollywood, FL. Butch enjoyed eating out, listening to music, and attending country music concerts. In Folkston, he enjoyed going to Charlton County High School football games, and loved watching football on TV. He is survived by sons John Johns and his wife Trisha of Ocala, FL, Robert Johns, daughters Delice Lyda and her boyfriend Keith Lee of Bushnell, FL, and Reana Johns of Webster, FL; brothers Bud and Dean Johns; sisters Mary Sue Sweat, Juanell Johns Hickox, and Pearl Eller; 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Barbara Jones

Barbara K Jones, 71, Floral City, FL
Barbara Kay Jones, 71, of Floral City, FL passed away on August 21st, 2022. She was born to the late Raymond and Aileen Thames Johnson on July 19th, 1951 in Fayetteville, NC. She enjoyed cross-stitching and doing Crystal Art painting. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Kenneth “Ken” Wayne Johnson. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 25 years, Terry; her son, Jason Lopez; her brothers, Robert “Bob” R. Johnson and Douglas Bruce Johnson; her sister, Bonnie Lee Schoenwalder; her three grandchildren, Loren K. Lopez, Kelsey L. Lopez, and Triston R. Lopez; and her four great-grandchildren, Sheena Mills, Xavier Mills, Fallon Damron, and Damon Harrish. A Celebration of Life for Barbara is being held on Thursday, September 22nd, 2022 at 11 AM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. A Gathering of family and friends will begin at 10 AM. Barbara will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery at a later date. Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Fonda Joyce

Fonda M Joyce, 76, Inverness, FL
Fonda M. Joyce, age 76, Inverness, FL passed away at home on July 31, 2022. She was born in New York City on April 18, 1946 to the late Joseph and Mary DeCillo. She was an Executive Secretary and Administrative Assistant in the publishing business and of the Catholic Faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Joyce. She is survived by her sister, Cora Thompson of Inverness. Private graveside services will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, New York, NY. Local arrangements are with Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL


Milton Kelly

Milton F Kelly, 83, Inverness, FL
Our family mourns the loss of Milton Frost Kelly, who passed away on July 5, 2022 at the age of 83. Born in Cotton Plant, Florida to Marion and Julian Kelly, Milton graduated from Citrus High School in 1957, where he excelled in football, basketball and baseball. He received his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from Florida State University. Milton coached and taught at Augusta Raa Junior High School in Tallahassee and Eustis High School in Eustis. He was principal at Live Oak Elementary, Inverness Middle School and Citrus High School. Milton retired from the Citrus County Public School System as Director of General Services. Milton was a member of First Baptist Church, Inverness. He was a 15-year volunteer with the Citrus Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and he enjoyed spending time with his family and gardening. Milton is survived by his son Charles (Clare); daughter Janice; grandchildren Harlan, Bailey and Hayden; two brothers, Pete Kelly (Delores) and Don Kelly (Cheryl); two sisters, Nancy Houle (Jack) and Pat Archer; sister-in-law Nell Kelly; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Sara; parents; brothers Richard and John; and sister Sylvia. A Celebration of Life is scheduled Saturday, July 16, 2022 at 4:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness with Casey Kearse, officiating. Interment will follow later. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 3:00 PM until the hour of service. The family expresses a special thank you to lifelong friends Casey and Faye Kearse for their invaluable help during Milton's illness. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Gideons International.


Terri Klein

Terri L Klein, 52, Inverness, FL
Terri Lynn Klein, age 52, Silver Springs, FL and former Inverness resident passed away suddenly August 29, 2022 at her residence. Terri was born in Grand Rapids, MI on September 26, 1969 to Robert and JoAnn (Laven) Suplee and came to Florida with her parents in 1984. She attended local schools and graduated from Citrus High School, class of 1987. Terri excelled in sports, basketball, track and softball. She was chosen “The Best Female Athlete in her class.” She furthered her education at Withlacoochee Technical College in Inverness where she graduated from the cosmetology program. She was a licensed beautician and worked in various salons in the area. Terri also loved waterskiing, swimming, and scalloping. She loved her children and was very proud of Geoffery who is a combat medic in the Army. She is survived by her two children Geoffery Andrian and Emily Grace Klein who resides with her father, Ben Cannon in Inverness; her parents: Robert and JoAnn (Laven) Suplee of Inverness; her brother and sister: Thomas W. Suplee of New Paris, IN and Tracy Anne Buettner, Hernando, FL. “I hope you dance”


Joan Knapp

Joan M Knapp, 80, Inverness, FL
Joan M. Lattin Knapp, 80 of Inverness, passed away July 14, 2022 at the New Horizon Assisted Living in Inverness. Joan was born on February 26, 1942 in Poughkeepsie, NY, to the late Harry and Margaret (Mordusky) Lattin. She came to Citrus County in 1992 from Hyde Park, NY. Joan graduated in 1960 from the Arlington High School and in 1963 from the Grasslands Hospital School of Nursing in Valhalla, NY. She was employed by the IBM Company as a Senior Administrative Specialist from July 1965 until her retirement in July of 1992. She was a member of the IBM Quarter Century Club. After moving to Citrus County, Joan was a member and secretary of the Newcomers Club in Inverness; an active member of the Senior Health Activity Resource Education (SHARE Club); and a member of the Upstate NY Club in Florida. She was also a member of the Inverness Lions Club and the Citrus County Historical Society. Joan was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Inverness. In addition to her parents, Joan was preceded in death by her brother Harry Lattin, Jr. She is survived by several nieces. Private cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. Following cremation, Joan will be interred at the Fero Memorial Gardens Columbarium.


Antonina Knutson

Antonina B Knutson, 82, Des Plaines, IL
Antonina B. Knutson 82 years, of Des Plaines, IL, suddenly passed away at her daughter Lynnette and son in law Phillip’s home in Lecanto, September 11, 2022.She was born in Bohol, Philippines to the late Aquilino Baguio and Francesca Legaspi. Antonina just came down to Lecanto, 6 days ago to be with her family and very suddenly passed away under the loving care of her daughters family and hospice. Antonina was an LPN in IL., for many years. In 1977, she married Lynwood J. Knutson. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She loved her church and babies. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Lynwood J. Knutson; sons, Alvin Ramos of Chicago, IL, Anthony Ramos (Dalilha) of Chicago, IL; LJ Knutson of Des Plaines, IL, her daughter Lynettte B. Gearheart (Phillip) of Lecanto, FL; grandmother to Alissa, Phillip, Cynthia, Jarrell, Cassidy, Joshua, and Tyler; great grandmother to Nate, Bella, Enzo, Elijah, and Devin. Cremation with care arrangements entrusted to Chas E. Davis Funeral Home. Private burial will be in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell.


Michael Lampadarios

Michael A Lampadarios, 87, Hernando, FL
Michael Anthony Lampadarios, age 87, Hernando, FL passed away on August 12, 2022 at the Vitas Hospice Center in Lecanto, FL. Michael was born in Kalymnos, Greece on November 11, 1934 to the late Anthony and Anastasia (Monokandilos) Lampadarios. He moved to Florida from Westwood,NJ. He retired from the New York State Correctional System as a Deputy Superintendent with 30 years of service. Mike was a member and faithful communicant at the St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Wycoff, NJ. He was granted a Master’s Degree from C.W. Post University. He was a dedicated member of the Masonic Bodies and maintained active memberships in the following: Parthenon Lodge No. 1101; Hellenic Plato Lodge No. 1129; Scotia Lodge No. 634; Jerusalem Amity Lodge No. 8; The New York Rite; The Grand Lodge of Greece; Grand Commandery of Knights Templar, State of New York (Past Grand Commander) Left to cherish his memory are his two daughters: Anastasia Lampadarios and Maria Travers and husband Douglas, both of Hernando, FL; 1 sister: Chrysanthe Svokos, Westwood, NJ. He was preceded in death by his beloved green eyed wife, Nancy Lampadarios on September 16, 2004. The Divine Litergy and Funeral Rite will be offered from St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Wyckoff, N.J. on August 22, 2022. Burial will follow in George Washington Cemetery, Paramus, NJ under the direction of Vander Plaat Funeral Home of Wyckoff, NJ. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness assisted the family with Florida arrangements.


Nicholas Lamparelli

Nicholas W Lamparelli, 86, Hernando, FL
Nicholas W. Lamparelli, 86, of Hernando, FL passed away on July 5th, 2022 under the care of Citrus Memorial Hospital of Inverness. He was born to the late Sebastian and Rose (Marafino) Lamparelli in Buffalo, NY on November 10, 1935. He was a Pharmacist for many years and bravely served our country as a member of the United States Army. He made Citrus County his home in 1990 after moving from New Jersey. Nicholas was a proud Italian and a great husband and father. He loved his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren dearly. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his infant son, Nicholas Robert Lamparelli and by his beloved sister, Marie and brother Rocco. Those left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 45 years, Roberta; his children, Nicholas Robert Lamparelli and wife Cheryl, of Buffalo, NY, Maggie Lamparelli and husband Drew Williams, of Buffalo, NY; Daniel Lamparelli and Danielle James, of Hernando, FL, and his cherished grandchildren, Anthony Michael Lamparelli and wife Jacque, Lauren Elizabeth Lamparelli Nelson and husband Christopher, and Dylan Rose Lamparelli; and great-grandchildren: Henry and Felicity, and many nieces and nephews. Nicholas was loved by many and will be dearly missed. Arrangements are private at this time. Cremation with Care is under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Betty Lindskog

Betty J Lindskog, 89, Inverness, FL
Betty Jane Lindskog, 89, of Inverness, FL passed away July 26, 2022 at her residence in Inverness. She was born in Duluth, Minnesota on December 24, 1932 to the late John and Catherine (Keith) Van Loon. Betty was a secretary for electric companies and arrived in this area in 1984 coming from Island Lake, Ill. She was Baptist by faith, and was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Carl Lindskoh in 2002, and her siblings John, George, and Alice Van Loon. A Celebration of Betty’s life is scheduled for Friday, July 29, 1:30pm at First Baptist Church of Hernando with Pastor Keith Dendy officiating. Betty’s urn will be laid to rest at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness, with her husband Carl at a later date. Cremation with Care by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Randall Lyons

Randall B Lyons, 76, Homosassa, FL
Randall B. Lyons, 76 years, passed away July 18, 2022 in Diamond Ridge Helath and Rehabilitation Center, Lecanto, 10 hours before his wife Valerie J. Lyons passed away in 7 Rivers Hospital in Crystal River. Randall was born in Albany, NY June 17, 1946 to the late Orville Raymond Lyons and Shirley Patricia O’Donnell. He has resided in Homosassa for many years, previously residing in Port St. Lucie and Albany, NY. Randy served his country in the US Air Force, serving in Viet Nam. He was a police officer for 30 years with the Albany Police Department and was awarded the combat cross. He was a former active member and volunteer at St. Michaels Episcopal Church in Albany, NY and an active member and volunteer at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Crystal River. He was a life member of VFW and American Legion Post, he was also a life member of NARLEO, where he held many board positions, throughout his tenure. He was a history buff, anything relating to the Civil War, US Military, law enforcement, and Albany, NY. Randy enjoyed cigars and being with his friends at the Tobacco Depot he frequented. He also enjoyed traveling, camping and road trips, as long as they weren’t too long, with his wife. Predeceased by his parents, Orville and Shirley Lyons and his brother Terry Lyons. Left to cherish his memory, 3 daughters; Michelle Irgens (Brad) of Gerrardstown, W. VA, Shannon Cline, Homosassa, and Tiffany Lyons of Homosassa, 1 brother; Donald Whitbred, Saxonburg, PA. grandchildren; James Cline, Nicole Brendlinger, Hollin Irgens, and Marit Irgens. Family and friends are invited to a combined Celebration of Life for Randy and Valerie, Saturday 11am at Chas E. Davis Funeral Home 3075 S. Florida Ave Inverness, visitation from 10am. Military Honors for Randy will be approximately 11:30. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Anne’s Episcopal Church or Wounded Warriors, would be appreciated by the family.


Valerie Lyons

Valerie J Lyons, 67, Homosassa, FL
Valerie J. Lyons 67 years, passed away July 18, 2022 in 7 Rivers Hospital in Crystal River, 10 hours after her husband Randall B. Lyons passed away Randall B. Lyons passed away in Diamond Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center, Lecanto. Valerie was born in New York, September 21, 1954, to the late Gerard Reinard and Dorothy Bennett and has resided in Homosassa for many years, previously residing in Port St. Lucie and Albany, NY. She was a waitress for various restaurants before becoming a full time homemaker. She enjoyed traveling and camping and road trips, as long as they weren’t too long. Left to cherish her memory, 3 daughters; Michelle Irgens (Brad) of Gerrardstown, W. VA, Shannon Cline, Homosassa, and Tiffany Lyons of Homosassa, grandchildren; James Cline, Nicole Brendlinger, Hollin Irgens, and Marit Irgens, also survived by 3 sisters. Family and friends are invited to a combined Celebration of Life for Valerie and Randy, Saturday 11am at Chas E. Davis Funeral Home 3075 S. Florida Ave Inverness, visitation from 10am. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Anne’s Episcopal Church or Wounded Warriors, would be appreciated by the family.


Salvatore Mondello

Salvatore A Mondello, 85, Inverness, FL
Salvatore A.Mondello, 85, of Inverness, passed away peacefully on September 20, 2022, under the care of his loving family and Vitas Hospice. Salvatore was born in Manhattan, NY on February 19, 1937, to the late Alfred and Benedetta (Lanuto) Mondello. He served his country in the US Air Force and later settled in Massachusetts, working as a printer and later at Polaroid as a chemical technician during the development of the instant camera. Salvatore was a true renaissance man with a love of history, literature, and learning. There wasn’t a subject he couldn’t talk about in conversation. Well into his 80s he continued to take courses online at Harvard and Yale to feed his passion for learning. For many years, he was a member of the Shakespeare Society on Cape Cod. He loved trivia, dancing, and had hoped to finish writing the book he’d been working on for many years. He loved being with people, had a love of cooking and entertaining, and was active his entire life either running, or playing softball as a senior. He moved to Florida twenty years ago with his late wife, Toni Mondello. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 7 years, Henrietta Mondello; his 5 children who he shared with his first wife Marie Mondello: Maria Bernard of Brimfield, MA, Christina Mondello Chapman and her husband Gene, of North Stonington, CT, Lisa Naujoks and her husband Thomas, of Brimfield, MA, Linda Medeiros and her husband Michael, of Rochester, MA, and Salvatore Mondello and his partner Kelley of Berkeley, MA; his stepchildren: Alison Pierce and her husband Shawn of Richmond, ME, Andrew Severy and his wife Christina of Litchfield, ME, and Eric Severy and his wife Victoria of Richmond, ME; his sister Marie Boyer of Sacramento, his brother Alfred Mondello of Kentucky, his 12 grandchildren and 7 step-grandchildren and many great grandchildren. A memorial gathering for Salvatore will be held on Monday, September 26, 2022 at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. Visitation will begin at 3:00 PM with a service for family and friends at 4:00 PM.


John Mury

John B Mury, 83, Inverness, FL
John B. Mury, Jr., 83 years, of Inverness, slipped peacefully into eternal life, August 26, 2022 under the care of Citrus Memorial Hospital. He was born in Pleasant Grove, NJ, March 28, 1939 to the late John B. Mury, Sr. and Mary Corvi. He had been a resident of Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey for many years before retiring to Citrus County FL in 1991. In 1973 he married his wife Naomi Ackerman. After relocating to Citrus County, they resided in Floral City and eventually moved to Inverness. John was employed for many years by the Tenco Tea Co, as a shipping receiver and retired before moving to Florida. He enjoyed reading and collecting books, especially, books about history. He had quite the collection of books. Before retiring to Florida, he and Naomi enjoyed traveling. John was predeceased by his parents John B. and Mary Mury and his beloved wife Naomi Mury. Left to cherish his memory are his brother; E. Sherman Mury and his partner, Eva; daughters, Connie Goral, JoAnn Lilly and her husband Jeff; granddaughter; Robin Hylander and her husband Chad, great grandson; Michael H. Hylander, grandson; Robert Merklin and his wife Beverly, great granddaughter; Sarah and great grandson; Justin, two granddaughters; Elizabeth and Sierra. Also survived by his sister in law; Betty Ackerman and nieces and nephews. Cremation with care arrangements under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Walter "Sonny" Muse

Walter "Sonny" R Muse, 89, Lake Panasoffkee, FL
Walter R. Muse “Sonny”, 89, years, passed away September 15, 2022 at home under the care of Cornerstone Hospice. He was born in Wakefield, MA to the late Water Muse and Catherine Donaldson. On July 20 1959, Sonny and Dorothy Page were married and have been together since. Over the course of their life together, they resided in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Sumter Counties. Sonny believed in Jesus Christ and lived a Christian Life. Although so much can be said about Sonny, he is remembered most for his love of talking and telling his story/stories, to family and friends. Sonny never met a stranger. Family came first to Sonny. He was both a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He meant so much to so many. Sonny loved the outdoors. His love for hunting, livestock and building fences helped shape who he was. Sonny never met a fence he couldn’t build and always did it right the first time. He took pride in his work and it showed. His skill and experience at building fence, working with horses and cattle was second to none. He was a ranch hand and a cowboy through and through. He always said his only regret was that he wished he could have given more to those in need. Sonny was predeceased by his parents, and sister, Laura Mae Reese. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 63 years, Dorothy Muse; a son Martin H. Muse (Lyn); a daughter Beverly S. Schipp (Jerry); a brother Sam Pixton (Barbara); a sister Mary Lou Healy; and two granddaughters: Nevaeh and Holly and many, many more friends. No funeral will be held at this time. A future Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held. Notification will be provided through personal invitation and social media. Cremation with care arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Gerald Naber

Gerald J Naber, 94, Inverness, FL
Gerald J. Naber (age 94) of Inverness, Florida March 27, 1928 - July 18, 2022 Gerald Naber was born in Holland, Michigan, to Arend and Gertie Naber who had immigrated from Germany in 1925. Jerry graduated from Holland Christian High School in 1946 and attended Hope College and Calvin College before entering the U. S. Military Academy at West Point. Upon graduating in 1952, he entered the U. S. Air Force where he trained in single engine jet aircraft. His career with the Air Force spanned 30 years and included flying and instructing jet fighters, directing air operations in Southeast Asia, and teaching at the Air Force Academy in Colorado. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, brothers John and Raymond of Holland, MI, and son David G. Naber who like his dad was an Air Force pilot. He is survived by his loving wife Rosemary Smith Naber of Inverness; brother Roger Naber of Holland, Michigan; daughter MaryAnn Naber and her husband Gregg Stuessi of Waterbury, Vermont; stepsons Clifford Smith of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Tim Smith of Melbourne, Kentucky; grandchildren Cynthia, Samuel, and Isabella Smith; as well as many nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren. Jerry loved his family, country, and church and was active in community and church wherever he lived. A funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church 550 US Hwy 41 Inverness, on Tuesday, July 26 at 1:00 p.m., Fr. Claudius Mganga will be the Celebrant. Immediately following his Funeral Mass, VFW Post 7122 will present military honors for Jerry, in front of the church. Family and friends are invited from 12:30pm. Arrangements under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home. Internment will take place at a later date at West Point. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a memorial contribution may be to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Vitas Hospice in Lecanto, Florida.


Bonnie Neidert

Bonnie L Neidert, 74, Crystal River, FL
Bonnie L. Neidert, age 74, of Crystal River, FL, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 7, 2022, at her home. She was born July 15, 1947, in Harrisburg, PA, to the late James and Anna (Goss) Marks. She graduated from William Penn High School in 1965. Bonnie was a tax consultant with the PA Department of Revenue for 38 years and retired in 2004. She then moved to Crystal River, FL to be closer to her family. While retired, Bonnie loved to travel with her friends and visited Alaska, Australia, Canada, Hawaii, Mexico, New Zealand, many of the Caribbean islands, and lots of places in the continental United States. Her other hobbies included watching Miami Dolphins football games, shopping, enjoying dinners and movies with friends, and spending the holidays with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband Ronald, and her beloved dog Amber.Left to cherish her memory are her sisters, Debra Stephenson (Lester) of Wellford, SC, and Rhonda Dunn (Dann) of Jacksonville, FL; her niece Michelle May (Brian); her nephews Daniel Stephenson (Michelle),James Sneed (Beverley), and Dann Dunn II (Amanda); three great nieces; three great nephews; and many wonderful friends. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Whitney Newcomb, Jr

Whitney B Newcomb, Jr, 96, Inverness, FL
Whitney (Whit) Burgess Newcomb, Jr., age 96, passed away in Newark, Ohio on July 17, 2022, from natural causes after an active, long, and fulfilling life. Whit was born in Jonesport, Maine, the eldest of three sons born to Captain Whitney B. Newcomb(e), Sr., of Nova Scotia, Canada, and Kathleen Lovilla Beal of Jonesport, Maine. With his parents’ permission, he joined the Navy during World War II, becoming a signalman on the USS Baxter in the Pacific Theater. Returning to Jonesport from the war, he married Thelma Naomi Alley, the “girl next door.” After his military service, he continued his education at Husson College in Bangor, ME and Gorham State Teachers College in Gorham, ME. After graduation from Gorham State Teachers College he taught school in Berwick, ME before returning to Gorham State Teachers College as an instructor of Industrial Arts Education. As well as being a respected teacher, he was a skilled cabinet maker, home builder, and post-war housing developer. In the late 1950’s the family moved to St. Petersburg, FL where Whitney taught Industrial Arts at Dixie Hollins High School. Over several summers, with family in tow, Whit attended the University of New Hampshire, where he received a Masters Degree in Education. His career in Florida culminated after serving as Executive Director of the Pinellas County Teachers Association. In 1969, the family returned to Maine, settling in South China. Whit became the Assistant Director of the Maine State Vocational Educational System, from which he retired in 1983. Whit and Thelma enjoyed retirement with traveling, bowling, golfing, sailing, fishing, and being with their family. During Whit’s golfing experiences, he managed (with witnesses) to have seven “holes-in-one.” He was also quite the wordsmith, being a published author of many articles, and enjoyed penning insightful and humorous poetry for pleasure. He was interested in politics and community activism both in Maine and Florida. Having come from “Downeast Maine,” Whit loved his seafood and was often heard to say, “I don't eat to live...I live to eat!” After living as “Snow Birds” between Maine and Florida for many years, in 2003 Whit and Thelma permanently settled in Inverness , FL. With Thelma’s passing in 2017 and later with Whit 's declining health, their two sons, along with their families, shared in Whit's care while he was residing within their homes in Florida, Tennessee, and Ohio. Hospice of Central Ohio provided care and compassion to Whit and much appreciated support to his family in his final days. Whit was predeceased by his wife of 71 years, his parents, and two brothers, Wandell R. Newcomb of Telford, TN, and Delano E. Newcomb, of Sanford, ME. He is survived by his sons: Burgess R. Newcomb and his wife Deborah, of Inverness, FL and Greeneville, TN; and Gary V. Newcomb and his wife Patricia (Trish), of Newark, OH. Grandchildren: Jason B. Newcomb and his fiancé Barbie Dykes Smerecki, of Inverness, FL; Dr. Rebecca Newcomb Homan and her husband Dr. Daniel C. Homan, of Granville, OH; and Anthony R. Newcomb and his wife Shannon, of Lakewood, WI. Great-grandchildren include: Dominique A. Caudill and her husband Trevor, of Inverness, FL; and Nathaniel G. Homan and Madelyn N. Homan, of Granville, OH. Great-great-grandchild, Benjamin W. Caudill of Inverness, FL. He is also survived by many beloved nephews, cousins, and friends in both the United States and Canada. The family will miss his humor, intellect, guidance, and affection. A memorial service with eulogy and Military Honor Guard followed by combined interment of Whit and Thelma will be held on November 15, 2022 at 2:30 PM at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio Foundation, 2269 Cherry Valley Rd SE, Newark, OH 43055 and/or Jonesport Historical Society P.O. Box 603 Jonesport, ME 04649.


Laura Ortiz-Ayala

Laura E Ortiz-Ayala, 91, Lecanto, FL
Laura Esther Ortiz Ayala, 91, of Lecanto, FL passed away on August 2nd, 2022. She was born to the late Jesus Ortiz and Carmen Ayala on August 18th, 1930 in Puerto Rico. She was a homemaker for many years and was deeply loved by her family. Along with her parents, Laura was preceded in death by her daughter, Maria D. Irizarry Ortiz. Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Jose R. Irizarry Ortiz, Ramiro Irizarry Ortiz, and Carmen L. Irizarry Ortiz.; her six cherished grandchildren; and her seven adored great-grandchildren. Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Bruce Payne Sr

Bruce W Payne Sr, 53, Inverness, FL
Bruce William Payne, Sr., age 53, went home to be with the Lord on August 15, 2022. He passed away at his home in Inverness, Florida with his beloved wife, Tricia and his dog, Dixie by his side. Bruce was born in Charleston, WV on February 9, 1969 and moved to Inverness, Florida in January 1978. He owned and operated Dixie Lawn Care Service. He was a member of First Christian Church of Inverness. He loved the Lord. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Tricia Ellison-Payne, Inverness, FL; 1 son, Bruce William Payne, II of Inverness, FL; 1 daughter, Amy Catherine Payne of Cairo, GA; 4 grandchildren: Cora Payne, Richard Payne, Wyatt Payne, Jayce Grant of Cairo, GA; his mother, Shirley Payne Pittman of Inverness, FL. There will be a Celebration of Life at the First Christian Church of Inverness, on Saturday, September 3, 2022, at 11:00AM, and lunch to follow the service. Dr. Ray Kelly and Rev. Tom Thomas officiating. Cremation with care was entrusted to the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL Rest in the arms of our Lord Jesus Christ, my son.


William Potts

William S Potts, 63, Hernando, FL
William Sammy Floyd Potts, age 63, Hernando, FL passed away suddenly in HPH Hospice in Lecanto, FL. Mr Potts was born December 9, 1958 in Harrisburg, Arkansas and came to Florida in 1958. He was a commercial and residential painter and a member of Crossroads Baptist Church. He also attended Ft Cooper Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army Vet. He is survived by his mother, Narvell Potts of Hernando, FL; his brother and sister, James Potts and Sandra Baldwin. Private burial will be in Florida National Cemetery under direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Rebecca Pound

Rebecca L Pound, 82, Inverness, FL
Rebecca Lou Pound, age 82, Inverness, FL passed away July 24, 2022 at Citrus Health and Rehab Center. A native of Leonardville, KS, she was born on September 30, 1939 to the late Harry and Lucille (Westling) Carlson. Lucille passed away when Rebecca was 8 years old and Harry remained her beloved step-mother Laura (Isles) Carlson. Rebecca moved to Inverness with her late husband, Don Pound in 1996 from Georgia. Rebecca “Becky” was a Speech Pathologist at Inverness Primary School and later at Life Care Center. Her professional affiliations included the American Speech and Hearing Association and the Florida Speech and Hearing association. She was active in Our Lady of Fatima Parish where she served as a bible study leader, trained Lectors for the church, and sang in the choir. Becky loved animals and was an avid movie buff who could list Oscar-winning movies and enjoyed movie trivia. She is survived by her granddaughter Angela McHugh, 5 sons, 4 daughters, 12 other grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Pound on October 25, 2014. The Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 10:00 AM on Saturday July 30, 2022 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Mike Suszynski,Celebrant. Burial will follow at a later date in Fredonia Cemetery in Fredonia, KS. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Helping Hands at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, is assisting the family with arrangements.


Leon Riebel

Leon S Riebel, 85, Inverness, FL
Leon “Lee” S. Riebel 85 years, was taken into the arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, July 14, 2022 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. He was born in Summit, NJ, December 25, 1936, to the late John Riebel and Florence Wilson. February 28, 1970 he and Patricia McKenna were married in New Jersey. Lee and his wife Patricia, have been residents of Inverness for the last 20 years, previously residing in Burlington, NJ. He was employed as a computer programmer and retired from, Computer Science Corporation. Lee was a loving and devoted husband. He served his country in the National Guard, enjoyed doing yard work and gardening, and having conversations with his neighbors. Lee loved his Lord and enjoyed many conversations he would have with his pastor and members of the church. He attended Bethel Baptist Church for the last 2 years and was a member of Trinity Baptist for 14 years. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of over 50 years Patricia Riebel, his neighbors, and fellow church members. A Celebration of Life will be planned at Bethel Baptist Church 2289 N McGee Dr, Hernando, FL 34442 with Pastor Matt Sandiford officiating. Cremation with care under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.


Evelyn Rogers

Evelyn D Rogers, 82, Inverness, FL
Evelyn Dobson Rogers, age 82, Inverness, Florida passed away on September 24, 2022 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Evelyn was born in Avon Park, FL on July 8, 1940 to the late Hanseford Dobson and Daisy Harden Dobson and moved here in 2005 from Lakeland, FL. She retired after 40 years of service as a Deputy Clerk for the 2nd District Court of Appeals in Lakeland, FL and attended Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness. Her memory will be cherished by her husband, Levant D. Rogers. They were married 58 years. She was preceded in death by her brother, Joseph Dobson and 2 sisters, Virginia Specht and Elizabeth Cantrell. There is a Celebration of Life planned for Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Greg Kell officiating. Private burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to a favorite charity.


Linda Schatzer

Linda E Schatzer, 73, Inverness, FL
Linda Emily Schatzer, 73, of Inverness, FL passed away on July 25th, 2022 under the care of Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Elopah Shrout

Elopah W Shrout, 81, Citrus Springs, FL
Elopah W. Shrout, age 81, Citrus Springs, FL passed away June 28, 2022 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Elopah was born January 21, 1941 in Owingsville, KY to the late Taulbee and Bertha (Hatton) Shrout and came to Florida in 1995 from Georgetown, KY. He was retired from Columbia Gas Co. as a Regulator Technician and served our country in the US Army. He was an active member of the Lecanto Ward of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He leaves to cherish his memory is his wife of 57 years, Peggy Hatton Shrout; his son, Adam Shrout and wife Heather of Panama City, FL; 1 brother, Lawrence of Owingsville, KY; 3 grandchildren: Cadence, Aubrey, and Hannah. He was predeceased by 8 siblings. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, July 6th at 1:00 PM from the Church of Latter-day Saints (Lecanto Ward) with Bishop Edward Nixon officiating. Friends may visit at the church from 12 noon until the services begin at 1:00 PM. Cremation with care will follow at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Allen Simmons

Allen F Simmons, 78, Inverness, FL
Allen Francis Simmons, 78, of Inverness, FL passed away on July 7th, 2022. He bravely served our country in the United States Navy. His beloved wife of 11 years, Anne Simmons, is left to cherish his memory. Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Steven Simons

Steven Simons, 71, Inverness, FL
Steven Simons, 71, Inverness, FL passed away July 11, 2022 at Ocala Regional Hospital. Steven was born in Holyoke. Massachusetts on August 29, 1950, to the late, James and Lenora (Palazzini) Simons. He came to Citrus County 32 years ago from Southampton, MA. Steven served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He was awarded a Purple Heart, the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross and Campaign Medal and Service Medal. Following his discharge from the Marine Corps, he served 25 years in the Air National Guards. He was a member of the Inverness VFW Post #4337, and the Citrus Vets and Camaro Car Club (CVCCC). Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 50 years, Elaine Simons; his 3 sons: Craig Simons and his wife Tonia, of Ocala, Timmy Simons and wife, Brittany, of Longwood, FL, and Barry Simons of Inverness; his brother, Marc Simons of Southwick, MA, and his grandchildren: Megan, Kristin and Layne. He was preceded in death by his daughter in law, Savannah Simons on August 12, 2017. The Service of Honor for Steven will be conducted on Friday, July 15, 2022, at 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, with VFW Post #4337 Honor Guard officiating. Private burial services will follow at Florida National Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until service time.


Calvin Smail

Calvin J Smail, 74, Floral City, FL
Calvin James Smail, 74, of Floral City, FL passed away on July 5th, 2022 under the care of Citrus Memorial Hospital of Inverness. He was born to the late Hubert B. and Dorothy M. (Kelley) Smail on December 23rd, 1947 in Brookville, Pennsylvania. He was a Carpenter for the majority of his life and also traveled with the carnival. He enjoyed fishing and is described as a Jack of All Trades—able to do just about anything with his hands and could fix anything he put his mind to. He was a good person with a big heart and would give away his last dollar if it meant helping another person out. He bravely served our country as a member of the United States Army and was stationed in Germany during the Vietnam Era. Calvin, along with his parents, was preceded in death by his siblings, Sidney Smail and Kathy Horton. Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Hubert and Audrey Smail; his brothers, Fred and Byron Smail; his sisters, Mary Taylor and Barbara Ratliff; and his grandchildren, Frank Z., Jesse JR., Alex J. and Owen E. Licari. An Open House, Celebration of Life for Calvin will be held by his family at Fort Cooper State Park, 3100 South Old Floral City Rd. Inverness, FL on Monday, July 18th, 2022 beginning at 10 AM. Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Louise Smith

Louise F Smith, 91, Inverness, FL
Louise Frances Smith, 91, of Inverness, FL passed away September 9, 2022 at Arbor Trail Health & Rehab in Inverness. She was born in Southhampton, NY on May 16, 1931 to the late Christopher and Maud (Lester) Anderson. Louise was a homemaker and arrived in this area in 2012, coming from Middletown, CT and attended Crossgate Church of God. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 64 years, Kenneth Smith, and 2 sons, Edward and Gregory Smith. She is survived by her daughter Cora Johnston of Inverness, 4 granddaughters, and 5 great grandchildren. Louise will be laid to rest with her husband Kenneth at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Carol Spector

Carol B Spector, 80, Lecanto, FL
Carol B. Spector, 80 years of Lecanto, passed away July 29, 2022 under the loving care of HPH Hospice in Lecanto. She was born October 7, 1941 in Utica, NY to the late Irving Brooks and Anne Eisenberg. Carol has been a resident of Florida since 1974, when she and her husband Bob moved from Rochester, NY. Carol was a special education teacher and was very passionate about her students. She was employed by Pace School in Leesburg, retiring in the 1990’s. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and dog owner. Another one of her passions was training and showing Show Dogs. She and her husband trained many dogs throughout the years. Carol also loved to read. She was predeceased by her parents; Irving and Anne Brooks, her husband, Robert Jerome “Bob” Spector, and her son, Joel Spector. Left to cherish Carol’s memory are her daughter; Melinda Spector and 3 grandchildren; Isaac Spector, Britney Spector and Jack Erwin. Carol’s family plan to have a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at their home at a later date. Cremation care under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Gailen Spinka

Gailen L Spinka, 73, Inverness, FL
Gailen Lee Spinka, age 73, Inverness, FL passed away June 28, 2022 in Seven Rivers Hospital, Crystal River, FL Gailen was born in Reading, PA on November 10, 1948 to the late Leon and Agnes (Noll) Spinka. He was the co-owner and operator of Comfort Keepers In Home Care. He served our nation in the U.S. Army during the VietNam War. Gailen was a Leader in our Community. He was a Rotarian, a former President of Leadership Citrus, Chamber Member, former president of Suncoast Business Masters, a current President of Citrus County Continuity of Care. In 2013 he was awarded the J.L. Hassel Award and in 2014 he was awarded Administrative Excellence in Healthcare. Comfort Keepers received Chronicles BEST of the BEST WINNER this year. He cherished his family, loved his community and would help anyone in time of need. He loved fishing, boating, working in his gardens and loved nature. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 37 years, Deborah (Powell) Spinka;1 daughter, Lindsey Ann Haller and husband Barton of Inverness; 3 sisters: Beverly Spinka, Mohrsville, PA, Donna Sayers, Daytona Beach, and Linda Messer, Fleetwood, PA; 4 grandchildren: Morgan Arthur, Aiden Haller, Madilynn Haller, and Joshua Haller and 5 great grandchildren. Friends are cordially invited to attend a Memorial Gathering at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Saturday, July 9th from 4:00-6:00pm in honor of Gailen’s memory and his contributions to our community. Additional services for the family members will follow on Sunday at 3:00pm. This is a private tribute. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to the Alzheimer's Association or Citrus Co. Animal Rescue program.


Marie Staninas

Marie G Staninas, 77, Inverness, FL
Marie G. Staninas, 77, of Inverness, FL passed away August 22, 2022 at HPH Hospice in Lecanto, FL. Born February 9, 1945, in Holyoke, MA to the late Wilfred Arthur Malboeuf and Irene I. Tessier. Marie and Edmund A. Staninas have been married for 25 years. Marie enjoyed playing piano, sewing, and traveling. Marie was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Predeceased by her parents Wilfred A. and Irene I. Malboeuf, her brother Ronald Malboeuf and her sister Joan Dalmanieras. Left to cherish her memory are her husband Edmund A. Staninas, 1 son; Jonathon Plante (Tina) of Chicopee, MA, and 1 daughter; Jennifer Puetz (Joseph) of Plainfield, IL, and 1 step daughter; Jill Staninas (Michael Pitts) of Sugar Mill Woods, Homosassa, FL. Also survived by 2 grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted on Monday, August 29, 11:30 am at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness, with Father Michael Suszynski officiating. Burial will take place after the mass at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness. The family will be receiving friends in visitation 10-11:00am prior to the Mass at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, 3075 S. Florida Ave Inverness.


Joanne Stewart

Joanne R Stewart, 84, Inverness, FL
Joanne R. Stewart, age 84, Inverness, FL passed away August 11, 2022 at the Fernandina Beach Rehab and Nursing Center. Mrs Stewart was born in Chicago, IL on January 3, 1938 to the late Carl Raetzman and Lucille Holmes Raetzman and came to this area in 1986 from Winter Park, FL. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Inverness and the Citrus Memorial Hospital Auxillary and the Share Club. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Bill Stewart and wife Jackie of Fernandina Beach, FL and one grandson, Christoper. She was preceded in death by her companion Charles Bonetti and her brother, James. At her request, there will be no funeral service. Cremation with care by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory, Inverness, FL


Dale Stilts

Dale R Stilts, 77, Hernando, FL
Dale Ray Stilts, 77, of Hernando, FL passed away on July 21, 2022 under the care of Citrus Memorial Hospital of Inverness. He was born to the late Raymond J. and Phyllis H. Schoonover Stilts on September 15, 1944 in Corning, NY. He bravely served our country as a member of the United States Martine Corps and was also a salesman for many years. Dale enjoyed fishing, playing guitar, hunting and spending time with his beloved cat, Midnight. Along with his parents, Dale was preceded in death by two of his children, Ray and Ryan Stilts and his brother, Michael Stilts. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 26 years, Bonnie Stilts; his children, Randy Stilts (Angel) of Corning, NY, Corey Stilts (Tammy) of Elkland, PA, Josh Kimble (Rachael) of Alachua, FL, Lisa Cunningham (John) of Corning, NY, Wanda Erb (Jay) of Lawrenceville, PA, and Tammy Moone (Jason) of Noblesville, IN; his brother, Wayne Stilts; his sister, Jan Cameron; and his several cherished grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 1:00 PM at Florida National Cemetery of Bushnell, FL. Full Military Honors will be rendered at that time. A visitation of family and friends will begin at 11:00 AM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL. Dr. Jon Groves, pastor of Victory Baptist Church will speak at 11:45 PM. The procession to Florida National will depart the funeral home promply at 12:15 PM.


Aileen Stoermer

Aileen E Stoermer, 84, Inverness, FL
Aileen “Vickie” Stoermer, age 84, Inverness, FL died at her home on July 19, 2022 under the loving care of family and Vitas Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, NY on March 12, 1938 to the late George and Ethel (Rozell) Smitte, she came here in 1978 from Valley Stream, NY. She was a server in various restaurants including The Townhouse in Inverness. Vickie was also the co-owner of Ed’s Auto & Towing in Inverness. She is survived by: husband of 62 years, Eddie Stoermer; 4 children: Linda (Alex) Florio, Floral City; John (Virginia) Florio, Oceanside, NY; Lori (William) Jacobson, Inverness; Lisa Stoermer, Inverness; 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother, George Smitte and 2 sisters, Alma Koster and Edith Smitte. Private family Celebration of Life at a later date. Cremation with care by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL


William Strait

William N Strait, 85, Inverness, FL
William Norman Strait, 85, passed away July 26, 2022, under the care of Citrus Memorial Hospital. He was born in Watrous, PA, April 20, 1937 to the late Raymond Strait and Lillian Guild. He is predeceased by his sister Patty Strait, brother Roger Strait and nephews, Clinton and Kent Strait. William proudly served his country in the US Army from 1955-1961. He was employed as a truck driver, worked in the oil fields of Texas and has been a resident of Citrus County since May 1999. He is survived by his nieces Julienna Thrall and Katrina Dolan and his brother Milton Strait. Full military honors were bestowed to William, Saturday August 13, 2022 at 11:00am. Visitation 10:00 till 11:00 at Chas E. Davis Funeral Home 3075 S. Florida Ave, Inverness.


James Swasey

James H Swasey, 90, Inverness, FL
James H. Swasey, 90 years, passed away August 8, 2022 at home in Inverness with his loving family by his side. He was born in Portland ME, to the late Frederick Swasey and Marion Harding. James married Dorothy L. Johnson, December 22, 1956. He has been a resident of Inverness for the past 23 years, previously residing in Clearwater FL for 32 years, coming from Canandaigua, NY, in 1968. He served his country proudly in the US Army Reserve, and by the grace of God he was on the brink of being sent to Korea, but the US Army left him to remain stateside. James was an engineer in telecommunications. He was employed with GTE retiring in 1994, in Clearwater, FL after many years. He and his wife traveled and resided in many towns throughout the Eastern United States, while he was employed. James was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was involved with many organizations including being a Mason with Canandaigua Lodge 294 F. & A.M., Canandaigua, NY, The NRA, Boy Scouts of America, where he was a scout leader and took great pride helping the young men under his charge, Little League Baseball, EAA, (Experimental Aircraft Association), and the American Legion. He was a Marshall for Indy Car Racing at The Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, formerly known as St. Pete Clearwater International Grand Prix. He was an avid boater and fisherman, he was in the Bass Masters Tournament and also enjoyed photography, art, painting, and was a great prankster with his family and friends. Another one of his skills, he could fix just about anything. James was predeceased by his parents; Frederick and Marion Swasey, and his sister; Bette Ann Cushman. His survivors include, his loving wife of 65 years, Dorothy L. Swasey, 1 son; James Frederick Swasey of Fort Collins, CO and his daughter; Cynthia A. Johnson, of Inverness, 2 sisters; Deborah Cerny and Sandra Pappas, grandchildren; Steven and his wife Leslie, Jordan and his wife Kaitlynn, James, Delaney and her husband Ian, and Sommer, and great grandchildren; Konner and Charlie. Cremation with Care under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.


Eugene Szarek

Eugene V Szarek, 94, Inverness, FL
Eugene Victor Szarek, 94, of Inverness passed away July 25, 2022, under the loving care of HPH Hospice at Arbor Trail. He was born March 11, 1928 in New York Mills, NY to the late Victor Szarek and Sadie Sass. Eugene served his country proudly in the US Navy, from 1948-1952. He was employed as a mechanical engineer and retired. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. He moved to Citrus County in 1993 and resided in Beverly Hills and Inverness, eventually residing with his sister. He enjoyed playing golf and would always have a joke to share with family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents; Victor and Sadie Szarek, and his brother Edward Szarek. Left to cherish his memory are his sister; Irene Winch and nieces, nephews, and friends. Cremation with care under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness. He will be laid to rest in the family plot at St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Whitesboro, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations to HPH Hospice would be appreciated.


Leslie Tettenburn

Leslie B Tettenburn, 86, Floral City, FL
Leslie Bernard Tettenburn, 86, of Floral City, FL passed away on August 18th, 2022. He was a Masonry Contractor in Citrus County since 1980. A Mason & Masonry volunteer for 50 years. 15 of those years a volunteer on Florida’s RBC 6; building Kingdom Halls, large assembly halls and helping with disaster relief. He made Citrus County his home in 1980 after moving from Largo, FL. Along with his wife & son Janice & Keith Tettenburn. Leslie was baptized April 29 1945 as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He served as an Elder in the Bushnell Congregation of Jehovah’s witnesses for many years. Leslie volunteered at the Sumter Federal prison and the State prison conducting bible meetings twice a week for 20 years. Leslie was active as a minister in the door to door bible education work for 77 years. But he was also that guy that had time for his family and friends. He loved to tease & joke. Les was active with his son and friends, water skiing, dirt biking, snow skiing, travel. He built & shared his pool for all to get together and enjoy. He had a hard hat and boots for his son Keith as a toddler and took him to work with him on occasion to help Janice. Les taught his son the masonry trade when he was old enough. In the early years when her health allowed, his wife of 47 years, Janice was also involved with him in much of his spiritual activities. Including food service at large bible assembly and convention programs and the public ministry. During his second 16 year marriage, his wife Patricia had the privilege of volunteering with Leslie on 16 building projects & the public ministry. He was 79 yrs old on his last building project. He was preceded in death by his late wife, Janice who passed in 2005 and by his brothers Perry Tettenburn and Joel Mossinger & his mother Mary Mossinger & father Elwood Tettenburn. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Patricia; his son, Keith Tettenburn; his brother, Jeffrey Mossinger; his sisters, Cheryl Nix and Candice Iaukea; and his grandchild, Keirah Bandstra (Jake) A Memoral Service for Leslie will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2022, at 2:00PM, at the Bushnell Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1406 S.W. 70th Avenue, Bushnell, FL 33513 Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Donald Titus

Donald E Titus, 62, Inverness, FL
Donald E. Titus, Jr. “Don”, of Inverness, FL passed away on August 16th, 2022 at the age of 62. He was a proud veteran of the United States Navy and liked to say “Once a Sailor, always a Sailor”. His wife, Angela, is left to cherish his memory. Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


William Trimble Sr

William W Trimble Sr, 84, Floral City, FL
William W. Trimble, Sr., 84, of Floral City, FL passed away August 17, 2022 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born in Queens, NY on June 26, 1938 to the late Arthur and Charlotte (Dawson) Trimble. William was a pet store owner, and arrived in this area in 2005, coming from East Setauket, NY. He was Catholic by faith, and served our country honorably in the U.S. Army. William loved animals. He also loved Hobbies and tinkering. He was a collector and enjoyed miniature trains. Most of all, he loved spending time with family and friends. William is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Barbara Trimble. Also surviving are his children, William W. Trimble, Jr and his wife Donna of Mineral Springs, SC, Samantha M. Gusaeff and her husband Jeffrey of Buford, GA, and Charlene Mary Vitale and her husband Michael of East Setauket, NY; 8 grandchildren, Michael, Nicholas, Patrick, Austin, Tatiana, Stefan, Jacklyn, and William III; and numerous great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Gathering of Family and Friends in Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 21, from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Family and friends are encouraged to share thoughts and memories at that time. Williams’s urn will be laid to rest in NY at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Citrus County Animal Services, 4030 South Airport Road, Inverness, FL, 34450


Elias Valentin Nieves

Elias S Valentin Nieves, 85, Inverness, FL
Elias Samuel Valentin Nieves, 85, of Inverness, FL passed away on September 3rd, 2022 at home surrounded by his family. He was born to the late Felix Valentin Arroyo and Emilia Nieves on February 16th, 1937 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Elias was a taxi cab driver for many years in New York City and enjoyed watching baseball, horse races, and fishing. He was a devoted family man. Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Ernesto Valentin and Rosemary Barker and her husband, Curt; 4 grandchildren: Arianna and Samarrah Valentin and Nahro and Sebella Lugo. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Saturday, September 10th, 2022 at 1 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, with Father Claudius Mganga, officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 12 Noon until service time. Cremation with Care will be under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL following the services.


Lucy Valverde

Lucy Valverde, 95, Hernando, FL
Lucy Valverde of Beverly Hills, Florida, formerly of Parlin, New Jersey, passed away on Wednesday, September 7, on her 95th birthday (1927). Married to the late Joseph A. Valverde for 71 years, they had a wonderful life together. She is survived by a daughter, Vivian Splawn (Michael) of Burlington, NC; grandson, Morgan Splawn of Nashville, TN; son, Charles Valverde and his children, Desiree and Jordan, and four grandchildren in Massachusetts; and their beloved shih tzu, Alfie. The family would like to give special thanks to the caregivers from Home Instead, VITAS Healthcare and the staff at Grand Living, Citrus Hills, FL. With the care of these organizations she was able to enjoy life and ice cream any time she wanted it. They would also like to thank special neighbors, Ronda and John, and Anne and Paul for looking after both Valverdes as if they were their own family. There will be a graveside service in New Jersey at a later date for the couple. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Burlington NC. Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Sharon Vaughn

Sharon E Vaughn, 75, Floral City, FL
Sharon E. Vaughn, 75 years, of Floral City, was received into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, July 12, 2022 at Citrus County Memorial Hospital, with her family by her side. She was born March 19, 1947, in Tampa, FL, to the late Morris S. Suggs and Billie L. Luther. Sharon married Curtis L. Vaughn, August 5, 1961 and has been a resident of Citrus County since 2009. Sharon never met a stranger, she was the most loving person you could find and had lots of patience. She and her husband Curtis raised their children as well as fostering more than 125 foster children. She received a purple heart for assisting the children she fostered. A loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and foster mom, she loved her Lord and enjoyed taking care of her family and her extended family and loved animals. Predeceased by her parents; Morris S. and Billie L. Suggs, she was also mother of the late Lisa Lee Vaughn. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 60 years Curtis L. Vaughn, 1 son; Curtis Vaughn, Jr. (Jenny) of Hernando, 2 daughters; Karissa Thompson (Doug) of Kentucky and Regina Bronson (John) of Riverview, FL, 2 brothers; Shelly Suggs of Gainesville, FL and Shelby Suggs of Tampa, FL, also survived by 10 grandchildren and numerous foster children. Cremation with care arrangements under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Carolyn Wagaman

Carolyn I Wagaman, 83, Inverness, FL
Carolyn Irene Wagaman, age 83, joined her Lord and Savior on July 16th,2022 while surrounded by family at The Grove Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hernando, Florida. Carolyn was born on September 1st,1938 to Blanche and Walter Barr in Shady Grove, Pennsylvania. Carolyn married Ralph M. Wagaman on February 10th,1957 and together they had 4 children. As a wife of a Marine, Carolyn moved frequently and then finally settled in Palm City, Florida where she helped managed a 5-acre farm. Her later life was spent in Inverness, Florida. Throughout her life, Carolyn loved reading the bible and singing hymns. She enjoyed teaching bible verses to her grandchildren. She loved working with farm animals and tending to her yard. She had a contagious laugh and a wonderful smile. Carolyn is predeceased by her parents, Blanche and Walter Barr, her son, Robert C. Wagaman, her sister, Dorothy Houpt, and her brothers, Ronald, Frank, and Robert Barr. She is lovely remembered by her sisters, Constance Tracey, Lorraine Burcker, and Fern Martin of Pennsylvania, her former husband, Ralph M. Wagaman of Okeechobee, Florida, her son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Lisa Wagaman of Inverness, Florida, her daughter and son-in-law, Sue and David Taliercio of Jupiter, Florida, her son Timothy Wagaman of Tennessee, as well as 9 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Services will be held 1pm at Chas. E Davis Funeral Home at 3075 S. Florida Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450 Friday, July 22nd, visitation from 12- 1pm. She will be laid to rest at the Hills of Rest in Floral City, Florida.


Debora Wagoner

Debora A Wagoner, 68, Beverly Hills, FL
Debora Ann Wagoner, 68 years old, of Beverly Hills, FL, passed away September 13, 2022 under the care of HCA Northside Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL. Debora was born June 2, 1954 in Dunedin, FL to the late James B. Quattlebaum and Mary Gnagnarelli. Debora married Barry L. Wagoner in 1976, sadly he passed away December 4, 2021. Debora was Catholic by Faith. She enjoyed the movie Gone With The Wind. She was an inspiration to anyone who had the honor of meeting her. With her heart of gold and never ending positive outlook. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. Predeceased by her parents James B. and Mary Quattlebaum, her husband, Barry L. Wagoner, and her sister Rachel Quattlebaum. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters; Natalie Bullen and her husband Jason, and Courtney Lynn Wagoner, 1 brother James A. Quattlebaum and his wife Debbie. She also leaves behind two grandchildren; Vicki and Jason, Jr. and several friends. Creamtion with Care arrangements under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Nancy Waller Inmon

Nancy L Waller Inmon, 77, Inverness, FL
Nancy Loyce Waller, age 77, Inverness, FL passed away September 20, 2022 under the loving care of her children and HPH Hospice. Nancy was a Citrus Co. native, born in Istachatta, FL on August 22, 1945 to the late Albert Gilcrest Waller and Lois Angie Cuneo Waller. She was one of eight children: Jerry, Jack, Janice, Nancy, Victor, Richard, Alan, and Milton “Boogie”. She was the lead secretary for Citrus County Planning & Zoning for many years and was considered an expert in that department for the county. Left to cherish her memory are her children: Marie Tharp of Inverness; John Steed and his wife Michelle of Floral City; Paul David Steed of Istachatta, FL; 4 brothers: Victor Waller, Richard Waller, Alan Waller, and Milton (Boogie) Waller; 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Nancy was preceded in death by her parents: Albert and Lois Waller; 2 brothers: Jerry and Jack Waller; and her sister, Janice Waller Alvarez. Graveside services will be conducted on Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 10:00 AM from the New Hope Methodist Church Cemetery in Istachatta with Pastor Ray Jones officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL. Following the graveside service, friends are invited to the “river house” in Nobleton for a Celebration of Life in memory of Nancy.


Richard Walsh

Richard F Walsh, 78, Hernando, FL
Richard (Dick) Walsh, 78, of Hernando, Florida, passed away September 16, 2022 at Ocala Regional Medical Center from complications following surgery. He died peacefully, surrounded by loved ones. He was born to Mary and Walter Walsh on December 23, 1943 in White Plains, New York. He is survived by his wife Rosemarie of 34 years, his four cherished children and two grandsons. Dick was a quick witted lifelong learner with degrees from Iona College, Fordham University, Yeshiva University and was a Princeton University Woodrow Wilson Fellow. As a beloved and widely celebrated teacher, he passed his sharp intellect and passion for mathematics on to his many students, first at Brooklyn Polytechnic Prep School and Collegiate School early in his career, as an adjunct professor at Mercy College and at Eastchester High School in New York for several decades before his retirement. He would challenge his calculus students with a theorem and a jelly doughnut. Dick was recognized at both the state and federal level for his contributions to education and learning. Dick was a dedicated friend, husband, father and grandfather and a truly compassionate human being. His generosity knew no limits. He would go to great lengths to help others in need, including stopping traffic to help a tortoise find safe passage across the street. Dick had a spirited interest in nature, birdwatching in particular. Before retiring to Florida, he would often be found on his boat on the Hudson River with friends and family enjoying both the peace and exhilaration of sailing. Dick was a dedicated reader of the New York Times and never missed a daily crossword puzzle. He had an insatiable curiosity about history and was an avid storyteller, always ready to share an esoteric historical fact or a good pun. A private celebration of his life will be held for family and friends in the coming months. In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to make a charitable donation to either the National Audubon Society, Bird Conservation, Citrus County Animal Services, Heifer International or simply do something for someone in need. This is what Dick would have wanted. Cremation with care – Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL


Jeffrey Ward

Jeffrey L Ward, 69, Inverness, FL
Jeffrey L. Ward, 69, of Inverness, FL passed away July 25, 2022 at Bayonet Point Hospital in Hudson, FL. He was born in Twin Falls, Idaho on December 8, 1952 to the late Donald Franklin and Rose Marie (De Keyser) Ward. Jeffrey was a master mechanic in the automotive industry, and Christian by faith. He arrived in this area in 2017, coming from Kentucky. Jeffrey enjoyed hunting, target practice, watching TV, and loved his plants. He is survived by his Life’s Love of 8 years, Shawna Brown of Inverness. Other survivors include his daughter Jennifer Ward, brother Pat Ward, and 1 grandchild. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Walter Weidemann

Walter Weidemann, 81, Homosassa, FL
Walter Weidemann, 81 of Homosassa, FL, passed away September 7, 2022 at HPH Hospice House Lecanto , FL after an extended illness. Before moving to Florida, in 2005, he resided in Howardsville, VA, and South Plainfield, NJ. He served as a police officer for the city of Plainfield, NJ for 20 years, before retiring to Virginia. He loved animals, working on his tractor, playing cards and Baseball. Left to cherish his memory are his wife and best friend, Cathleen; his daughters: Diane of Homosassa, FL; Dawn of Bethlehem, PA; his brothers: Carl of Aberdeen, MD, Richard of Basking Ridge, NJ; six grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Service for Walter will be held on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 2:00pm from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness, FL. Friends may call at the Funeral Home from 1:00 PM until service time


Harmon Wilson

Harmon H Wilson, 70, Floral City, FL
Harmon Harley Wilson, Sr., passed away August 7, 2022. Born October 6, 1951 in Kissimmee, FL, he moved his family to Floral City in 1990. Harley built cypress lawn furniture from the mid 70’s to 2015. He was very successful at racing power boats until 1986. Harley was best known in Citrus County for racing stock cars at Citrus County Speedway, with his two sons, Sport and Wes Wilson. His family was the most important thing in his life. He loved telling his stories to make people laugh and smile. He was always there to help anyone that needed help. Harley is survived by his wife, Virginia; two sons: Harley (Sport) Wilson (Bonnie), John (Wes) Wilson (Erica); and his sister, Sharon Wilson Pitts, from Chiefland, FL; 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas E. Wilson, Sr., mother Lorene (Goodson) Wilson and brother, Thomas E. Wilson, Jr. (Giz). Cremation with care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Patricia Wishart

Patricia M Wishart, 92, West Palm Beach, FL
Patricia M. Wishart, 92 of West Palm Beach, FL, passed away at home on August 18, 2022. Patricia was born on May 23, 1930 in West Orange, NY, to the late Alfred A. and Eleanor (Cullen) Driggs. She came to Citrus County in 1975 from Jacksonville, FL. Patricia was a county librarian and Catholic by faith. Left to cherish her memory are her children: Alan Munson, Elynore “Patty” Wisnowski, and Elizabeth Ainslie Carroll; eleven grandchildren and several great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Wishart and her son Alfred Wishart. Following cremation Patricia’s urn will be interred at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness, with her parents and husband, John. Cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Beulah Wolf

Beulah C Wolf, 86, Inverness, FL
Beulah C. Wolf, 86, of Inverness, FL passed away September 3, 2022 at Vitas Hospice in Lecanto, FL. She was born in Waukegan, IL on September 26, 1935 to the late Emil and Anna Johnson. Beulah was a stocker in the retail business, and arrived in this area in 2005, coming from Winter Springs, FL. She enjoyed crafting and gardening, and loved doing jig saw puzzles and playing Bingo. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 38 years, George H. Wolf, and one son, Kenneth Wolf. Survivors include her son Robert (Kay) Wolf of Inverness; brothers Charles and Emil Johnson; and 3 grand daughters. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.