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Bonnie Armeros

Bonnie Armeros, 81, Citrus Springs, Florida
Bonnie Jean Armeros, of Citrus Springs, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2024 in Inverness at HCA Citrus Hospital. She was 81. Bonnie was born in Flint, MI to Fred and Mary (Schafer) Schneider. She was an owner and operator of Armer Protection for 25 years. Bonnie met and married Steve Armeros when their children were young, and have been married 41 years. They moved down to Lighthouse Point, Pompano Beach from Hemlock, MI in 1984, then moved and made a final home together in Citrus County fifteen years ago. Bonnie was a member of Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church in Lecanto. Some of her hobbies were diving in the Bahamas and boating. She was an artist, specializing in charcoal drawings of faces. Bonnie will be missed as much as she was loved. Those left to cherish her memory are her loving husband Steve Armeros of Citrus Springs; her sons Chad Shields and Wade Shields, John Armeros and George Armeros; her daughter Mary Ann Louchert; her brother Ron Schneider (Denise); and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Services for Bonnie will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 11:00am at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.


Susan Bailey

Susan P Bailey, 78, Inverness, FL
Susan P. Bailey, 78, of Inverness, FL passed away Monday, May 13, 2024 at The Grove Health & Rehab in Hernando, FL. She was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on April 10, 1946 to the late Clifford and Evelyn (Kretschmar) McDaniel. Susan was an advertising representative for the Coca-Cola Company, and arrived in this area 30 years ago, coming from Olive Branch, Mississippi. She was Methodist by faith and enjoyed caring for plants, going to plant shows, jewelry making, and ceramics. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Alan Bailey in 2019. Survivors include her brother John McDaniel, and sisters Pamela Wharton and Patrice Jackson. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


James Beckwith

James F Beckwith, 56, Inverness, FL
Mr. James Francis Beckwith, age 56, Inverness, FL passed away June 8, 2024 resulting from an automobile accident. Mr. Beckwith was born in Winfield, IL on December 11, 1967 to George H. and Yolanda (Dizzono) Beckwith. He was a longtime resident of Citrus County and graduated from Citrus High School in 1986. He served our country in the U.S. Air Force for 8 years. He currently was employed with the Bright Speed Telephone Company as an Engineer Operations Technician. He had over 32 years of experience in the Telecommunications field, both in the military and commercial communication systems. Jim enjoyed spending time with his family, being outdoors, fishing, and taking care of his pets. He had a very kind heart and had a positive and carefree outlook on life. He will be dearly missed by all those who loved him. “His life was a blessing and his memory a treasure.” Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Patricia Beckwith of Inverness; 1 son, Frank Beckwith of Inverness; 3 daughters, Erica Beckwith of Inverness, Valerie Nagri of Orlando, and Michelle Nagri of Gainesville, FL; 1 grandchild, Addison; his mother, Yolanda Beckwith of Floral City; One brother, George Beckwith and sister-in-law Angie Beckwith of Cumming, GA; 3 nieces: Sarah Diaddigo of New York City, Abigail and Hannah Beckwith, both of Cumming, GA. He was preceded in death by his father. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday June 22nd at 3:30 pm. That service will be at the Hernando Seventh Day Adventist Church (1880 N Trucks Ave., Hernando, FL 34442) with Pastor Wayne Gosling officiating. Military Honors are expected at the beginning of the ceremony. His urn will be placed in the Florida National Cemetery located in Bushnell. Memorial donations can be made in lieu of flowers to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation to support housing for Veterans or to the ASPCA to rescue animals.


Elaine Bergstrom

Elaine Bergstrom, 92, Lecanto, Florida
Elaine A. Bergstrom, 92 of Lecanto, passed away April 9, 2024 at Compass Rose of Lecanto assisted living facility. Elaine was born on January 31, 1932 in Akron, Ohio, to the late Alva B. and Ruth E. (Stage) Allison. She came to Citrus County in 1997 from Tampa. Elaine was a devoted wife, mother and a devout Christian. Elaine attended Calvary Chapel Church in her later years. She loved music and sang with the church choir or congregation. Elaine was a loving homemaker and a fabulous cook and baker. She created countless wonderful meals from scratch, including her own pastas, bread, and loved canning. Left to cherish her memory are her sons: Glenn E. Herman and wife Dinah of Floral City, FL and Paul E. Herman and wife Roxanne of North Georgia; her sister Carol Bishop and husband Dale of Akron Ohio; three grandchildren: Michael, Daniel and Elizabeth Herman and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband of 23 years, Paul W. Herman in 1973, and second husband of 33 years, Lyle "Richard" Bergstrom in 2011. A Celebration gathering will be held on Saturday, April 27th from 1pm until 2:30pm at the Davis Funeral Home chapel. Following cremation, Elaine will be interred at the Florida National Cemetery with her husband, Lyle. Cremation arrangements are under the care of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. One of Elaine's favorite religious songs she would sing is called "Suppertime", which harkens to God calling us to heaven as would a mother calling for her children in the evening to suppertime. The song's refrain is "Come home, come home, it's suppertime. The shadows lengthen fast. Come home, come home, it's supper time. You’re going home at last".


Della Bishop

Della Bishop, 92, Inverness, FL
Della Mae Bishop, of Inverness, passed away at her home under Hospice care on Wednesday, April 3, 2024. She was 92. Della was born to Aimar and Alma (Kinard) Martin in Ruffin, SC. She was a proud homemaker, who loved her family very much and enjoyed taking care of them. After she was already a wife and a mom to her four children, she decided to go back to school to earn her high school diploma and graduate from Chamberlain High School, and did so one year before her oldest child graduated! They moved up to this area in 1971 from Tampa. Della was preceded in death by her loving husband of over 55 years Winston Bishop, Sr., her son Winston Bishop, Jr., her daughter Rebecca Coons, her granddaughter Sylvia Sharpe, her grandson Michael Faucett, her brother James Martin, and her sister Betty Kendall. Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters Wanda Sharpe of Inverness and Barbara Ongemach (Ken) of Tampa; her brother Albert Martin of Ruffin, SC; many wonderful grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. Funeral services for Della will be held on Monday, April 8, 2024 at 2:30pm at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, with a visitation beginning at 1:30 until service time. Interment will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest next to Winston.


Kathleen Boese

Kathleen Boese, 72, Inverness, Florida
Kathleen M. Boese was born on February 16, 1952, in Rockville Centre, New York, to the late George and Rosemary (Helmer) Seaman. She was the second of seven children and was predeceased by her brothers, Daniel and George Seaman. In August 1972, Kathy married Fred John Boese, and they later moved to Flanders, New York, where they worked and raised their three children, Freddie, Jenn, and Matt, over 34 wonderful years. After retiring in 2006, Kathy and Fred relocated to Florida, where they enjoyed frequent travels, particularly cruises. Kathy had a deep passion for sewing and quilting, always ready to craft a quilt or sew a costume for her family. Her home was a testament to her meticulous attention to detail, adorned with beautiful decorations, many of which she made herself. From window valances to pillows to curtains, Kathy could create just about anything, often making extras for anyone who admired her work. Known for her love of shopping, Kathy's motto was, “Shop 'til you drop or your mom makes you stop.” As an avid marathon shopper, not many were able to keep up with her. More than anything, Kathy cherished her role as "Mimi" to her eight grandchildren. She loved babysitting, taking trips to Chuck E. Cheese's, teaching sewing, and playing card games. Because of Mimi the grandkids still say, “A card laid is a card played.” Summers were special with each grandchild eagerly awaiting their week at Mimi's house. Kathy also traveled to visit her kids and grandchildren, whether at their homes or on family trips, cherishing every moment with them. Kathy lived her life as a strong, independent woman who deeply loved and cared for her family and many good friends. Her legacy of love, creativity, and generosity will be remembered and cherished by all who knew her. Kathy is survived by her loving husband, Fred John Boese; her children, Frederick George Boese and his wife Jennifer (MacDonald) Boese, Jennifer (Boese) Morris and her husband Robert Morris, and Matthew Boese; and her eight grandchildren, Logan Morris, Lexi Morris, Landon Morris, Luke Morris, Adelaide Boese, Frederick Boese, Henry Boese, and Brighton Boese. She is also survived by her siblings, John Seaman and his wife Patricia (Micari) Seaman, Deborah Seaman, Thomas Seaman and his wife Helen (Bremer) Seaman, and Lynn McCloskey and her husband Terry McCloskey.


Carl Bove

Carl Bove, 78, Inverness, Florida
Carl V. Bove, 78, of Inverness passed away at home under the loving care of his family on April 24, 2024. Carl was born in Philadelphia, PA on September 2, 1945 to the late Vincent and Rose (Albano) Bove. Carl’s family then moved to Florida. He graduated from South Broward High School and then attended the University of Florida. He was an avid sports fan, always rooting for the Gators and Dolphins. He played, coached and umpired softball and children’s soccer teams. Carl and his wife Sharon owned and operated a wallpaper and window treatment business. He also collected and sold antiques. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 56 years, Sharon; his daughter Michele (Mario) Cortopassi; his sons Brian and Brent Bove of Athens, GA; grandson, Christopher (Trinity) Cortopassi; granddaughter, PFC Isabel Cortopassi (US Army); and grandson, Wyatt. In addition to his parents Carl was preceded in death by his sister Maryann. The family wishes to send a special thank you to the Vitas Healthcare and nurses, especially Amee, and the cancer specialists. Cremation arrangements are under the care of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Harold Breese

Harold M Breese, 87, Beverly Hills, FL
Harold Morris Breese, Jr., 87, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away Monday, April 22, 2024 at his residence in Beverly Hills. He was born in Toledo, Ohio on January 31, 1937 to the late Harold Morris and Muriel (Hagadon) Breese. Harold was an internal auditor for the banking industry, and arrived in this area in 2021, coming from Lansing, NC. He enjoyed sports, fishing, and bowling. Harold is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Tommie Breese. Other survivors include his children Scott (Johanna) Breese of Floral City, Florida, and Donna (Rick) Dunham of Rockwell, TX; 4 grandchildren Jennifer, Tyler, Austin, and Jennifer; and 2 great grandchildren, Dylan and Audrina. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Robert Bridwell

Robert L Bridwell, 80, Inverness, FL
Robert L. Bridwell, 80, of Inverness, FL passed away Saturday, May 11, 2024 at Brentwood ALF in Lecanto, FL. He was born in Terre Haute, IN on May 7, 1944 to the late Frank and Frances (Day) Bridwell. Robert was a truck driver, and arrived in this area in 1992, coming from Chicago, IL. He served our country honorably in the U.S. Navy. He was Protestant by faith, and a member of the American Legion, Post #104, Terre Haute. Survivors include his daughter Dawn Hodge of Ocala, FL, and grandson Ricky Melendez of Ocala, FL. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


James Britain

James Britain, 91, Beverly Hills, Florida
James A. “Jim” Britain passed away on March 25, 2024, at HCA Citrus Memorial Hospital. He was 91 years old. James was born in Hartford, CT on January 15, 1933, to Aubrey A. and Alice (Holland) Britain. He grew up in Marblehead, MA, and graduated from Marblehead High School. For over 40 years, he lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and was a die-hard Brewers and Packers fan. Jim was many things to many people. First, he was a son, as well as a brother to sister, Alice Griffin (1937 – 2016). He was a patriot. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War as a Morse Code Decoder. He was a graduate of Norwich University with a degree in Business Administration. He was a true salesman and worked as a Real Estate Broker and Insurance Agent. He was a devout Catholic with unyielding faith, and a proud member of the Knights of Columbus. Jim was a husband, father and grandfather, mentor, and friend, Jim was a recovering alcoholic with over 40 years of sobriety. His life was one of hard work, dedication, determination, devotion, strength, love, and recovery. These are the characteristics that led him to help establish the Pass it on Club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Recognizing the struggles faced by many people in his community, he wanted to establish, a place for those battling addiction to find guidance, support, and hope. He sponsored and mentored many people on their road to overcoming addiction. Jim tried to live his life by two mottos “One Day at a Time” and “Do the Next Right Thing.” These words gave him direction and purpose. He was an example and inspiration to those who knew him, and he will be missed. Jim is survived by his wife of 40+ years, Judith; his three children Timothy Britain, Claire Cerrato, and David Britain from his first wife Patricia (Healy) Britain Cavagnaro ; their spouses, Jane, Bill, and Mariela; his two children Shannon Davis and Jamie Cotton from his second wife Ardith (Rome) Britain; their spouses, Jeff and Tirrell; his fourteen grandchildren, Lara Miller, Conor Britain, Meaghan Nickols, Colleen Britain, Brett Cerrato, Sam Cerrato, Allison Britain, Austin Davis, Hannah Davis, Aliya Matzke, Mia Cotton, Celine Cotton, Tidus Cotton, Aidan Cotton; his ten great grandchildren, Michael Miller, Lydia Miller, Rose Britain, Owen Britain, Tristan Nickols, Olivia Cerrato, Braxton Cerrato, Giacomo Cerrato, Connor Cerrato, Jonah Davis. A celebration of Jim’s life will be held on May 29, 2024, at St. Augustine Church at 2530 S. Howell Avenue, Milwaukee WI 53207 In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Pass It On Club at 6229 W. Forest Home Avenue in Milwaukee, WI in honor of Jim’s commitment to addiction recovery.


Fern Brooks

Fern Brooks, 84, Homosassa, FL
Fern Marie Brooks, 84, of Homosassa, FL, passed away June 19, 2024 at home under the loving care of her family and HPH Hospice. Fern was born on May 24, 1940 in Lewiston, Maine, to the late Wilmer and Lillian (Reed) Cummings. She was a dry cleaning shop manager and came to Citrus County in 2006 from West Palm Beach, FL. She was Methodist by faith and enjoyed bingo and bowling, but loved NASCAR. Left to cherish her memory are her children: William (Sandra) Brooks, Robert (Judy) Brooks, Guy Brooks, Cindy (David) Pattison, Joseph Brooks; brothers: Rendall (Sandy) Cummings, Philip (Jane) Cummings; sister, Genesta Caltonio; ten grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; and her significant other, Norm Links. The Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 22nd, 2024 from 4 to 6 PM at the Walden Woods South Club House – address: 10600 S. Ardmore Drive, Homosassa, FL, 34446. Private arrangements are under the care of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Mary Brooks

Mary Brooks, 62, Hernando, Florida
Mary Willard Brooks Born October 5, 1961 Gone to heaven April 30, 2024 Fifth generation Floridian Retired Orange County fire fighter and EMT Best friend to Tim her husband Her tremendous courage was only equaled by her generosity and kindness


Colleen Brown

Colleen E Brown, 65, Inverness, FL
Colleen S. Brown, 65, of Inverness, FL passed away Saturday, March 30, 2024 at her residence in Inverness. She was born in Ayer, MA on July 10, 1958 to the late Bruce and Sandra (Chamberlin) Bennett. Colleen was a bartender, and arrived in this area in1984, coming from Palm Beach, FL. She was Christian by faith, and enjoyed reading and riding motorcycles. Survivors include her children David Stearns and his fiancé Savannah Kinsora of Inverness, and James Bennett of Xenia, OH; brothers Bruce and Walter Bennett; sister Sandra Bennett; several nieces and nephews, and close friend Teresa Bradley. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Gerry Brown

Gerry Brown, 73, Inverness, Florida
Theodore Gerry Brown, of Inverness, passed away at the HCA Ocala Regional Hospital. He was 73. He was a life-long Floridian, having been born in Miami. Those left to cherish his memories are his siblings Julia Culver, Deb Faircloth, James D. Brown, Maxine Paul, and Olin Richard Brown, along with several nieces and nephews.


Shawna Brown

Shawna Brown, 47, Inverness, FL
Shawna Leigh Brown, 47, of Inverness, passed away April 5, 2024 at her residence. Shawna was born in Ashland, KY on March 20, 1977 to the late Walter Edward Stone Jr., and Vicki Gail (Fannin) Stone, and came to this area in 2016 from there. Left to cherish her memory are two aunts: Carol Ritchie and Kimberly Hulett, both of Ashland, KY; 3 nephews: Larry Gene Ritchie and wife Teria, Edward Dean Ritchie and wife Wanda, and Timothy James Ritchie, all of Ashland, KY; one niece, Tabitha Jayne Pauley and husband John, of Houston, TX; and half-brother, Casey Roberts. Private cremation arrangements entrusted to the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Nickolay Burinski

Nickolay Burinski, 68, Inverness, FL
Nickolay E. Burinski, age 68, Inverness, FL passed away suddenly on May 24, 2024 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. A native of Bobruisk, Belarus, he moved here from there in 2007. He was a commercial truck driver, but while living in Europe, he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in engineering. He is survived by his wife, Tatyana (Korshunova) Burinskaya of Inverness, FL; three children: Evgeniy Burninski of Inverness ; Aleksandr Burinski of Jacksonville, FL ; Ekaterina Burinskaya, Wesley Chapel, FL; 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. There was a Celebration of Life scheduled for Tuesday, May 28th at 1:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home where family and friends shared their memories of Nickolay. Burial followed in Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, FL.


Barbara Burman

Barbara Burman, 84, Inverness, Florida
Barbara J. Burman, of Inverness, passed away, Friday, April 26, 2024. She was 84 years old, born in Chicago, IL to Earl and Esther (Albrecht) Fuller. Barbara was a proud homemaker and loved her family dearly. Barbara and her husband Ronald Burman, Sr. moved from Orland Park, IL, to Florida in 1995. Those left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 65 years, Ronald Burman, Sr.; children Ronald Jr and Angela (Bach), and Donna (Burman) and Michael Carone; grandchildren Joshua (Elizabeth) Burman, Samuel (Jessica) Burman, and Nicolina Carone; great-grandchild Bodie Burman; brother Robert (Anne) Fuller, and sister Nancy (Fuller) Blood, and many nieces and nephews. Family wishes are that we all celebrate and reflect on our relationship and time with Barbara in our own way. There will be no memorial at this time.


Donnamarie Busacco

Donnamarie Busacco, 49, Inverness, Florida
Donnamarie Busacco, of Inverness, passed away in Largo on Friday, June 14, 2024. She was 49. Donna was born in Flushing, NY to Anthony Ciervo and Anna (Consola) Dipleco. Donna and her husband moved here in 2007 from Astoria, NY. She was a scheduling coordinator for Citrus Memorial Hospital for many years, and most recently she was working at Avante. Donna loved the beach, dancing, listening to music, and cooking. She was adventurous, had a big personality, lived large, and was very unique. She also loved her family dearly. Donna was preceded in death by her husband Michael Busacco, her father Anthony Ciervo, her maternal grandparents Josephine and Ralph Consola, and her paternal grandparents Salvatore and Marianna Ciervo. Those left to cherish her memory are her mother Anna Dipleco (Ron Canniff) of Hernando; her sister Toni-Ann McSharry (Mike) of Inverness; her niece Ashley Buettner (Greg); her nephew Michael McSharry; her fur-niece and fur-nephew Zoey and Bentley; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 18, 2024 from 6:00 – 8:00pm at the funeral home. A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2024 at 12 noon, with a visitation one hour prior to the service.


Hank Butler, Jr.

Hank Butler, Jr., 92, Crystal River, FL
Herman “Hank” Butler, Jr., 92, of Crystal River, FL passed away Monday May 13, 2024. He was born in Calhoun County, GA on February 21, 1932 to the late Herman and Mary Jewel (Dunn) Butler. Hank was a owner/manager for a mechanical consulting firm, and arrived in this area in 1994, coming from Bartow, FL. He was Methodist by faith and served our country honorably in the U.S. Army National Guard for 28 years (Lt. Col.), and the U.S. Navy for 4 years (Petty Officer 2nd class). He was past commander of the Korean War Veterans Association, chapter #192, Citrus County. He was also a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW); Florida National Guard Retiree Support Team; Bashi-ba-zouks member; and Vets in the Classroom. He enjoyed traveling with his wife Rita, flying on Space A all over the World. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Marguerite “Rita” Butler in 2020, one son, Kelly L. Butler; 2 brothers, Kenneth E. and Bobby B. Butler; 3 sisters, Mabel Bruner, Johnnie Pehrson, and Jeanine Shivers. Survivors include son Michael D. (Jan) Butler of Lakeland, FL; daughter: Nan Burton of Monticello, FL; daughter Michelle Diehl of Apollo Beach, FL; brother Ralph Butler of Dandridge, Tennessee; and sisters: Jeanette Douglas of Dothan, AL and Judy (Tom) Chyle of Lutz, FL; 6 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Military honors for Hank will be rendered at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL on Monday, June 3, 10:00AM. Afterwards, his urn will be laid to rest with his beloved wife, Rita. Friends and family may gather at the funeral home between 8:30AM and 9:00AM. The procession to the cemetery will depart at 9:15AM sharp. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to: Korean War Veterans Association, Chapter #192 Citrus County. Make checks payable to: KWVA 192, Attn: Richard Floyd, 1003 Tulane Terrace, Inverness, FL 34450 Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


John Callaway

John E Callaway, 88, Lecanto, FL
John Edwin Callaway, 88, of Lecanto, passed away June 10, 2024. John was born on May 23, 1936 in Claremore, OK, to the late Lawrence H. and Nellie F (McCoy) Callaway. He was a real estate broker, a school teacher and served his Country in the US Army. John was also a very successful breeder and trainer of Thoroughbred Horses for 30 years. He came to Citrus County in 1997 from New Albany, IN. John attended the Unity Church and enjoyed fishing, playing golf, and tennis in his retirement. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters: Cynthia Ann Erke and husband Ronald of Williamsburg, VA and Dianne Lee Callaway of Colorado Springs, CO, two grandchildren: Lauren Marie and Brandon Alexander Erke and his former wife, Jean Nail Callaway of Louisville, KY; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his parents John was preceded in death by his daughter Carrie Lynn Callaway; his brothers Robert and Eugene Callaway and his sister, Joyce Duchscherer. In Lieu of flowers of the family requests that donations be made to: The American Lung Association or Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Sanctuary. Private arrangements are under the care of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Matthew Canning

Matthew Canning, 80, Inverness, Florida
Matthew Charles Canning (Matt) passed away Saturday, March 30, 2024 in Inverness, Florida. Matt was born October 5, 1943 on a farm in Kiltykreevaugh, Ireland to Ann (Faughnan) and John Canning. After spending his teen years in post WWII London, Matt immigrated to the United States to his mother’s sister, Ellen Faughnan, on Long Island. Matt served in the US Army as an MP and a Sargeant in Vietnam, became a United States citizen, and continued his service in the National Guard. After retiring from United Telephone/Sprint in Inverness as a telephone engineer, Matt enjoyed spending his time with friends, traveling, and collecting antiquities and folk art. He made beautiful stained-glass panels and lamps, paintings, and upcycled found-objects into whimsical sculptures. He was a fine poet, exercising his wit and words in prose, editorial cartoons, various civic service organizations, and at breakfast with friends. Those left to cherish his memory are his two daughters Gillian Krivit (Keith), Tallahassee, Florida, and Kelly Remsey (Jim), Columbia, South Carolina, three grandchildren, brother Michael Canning, sister Patricia Shultz, many nephews, nieces and cousins, and his loving companion Beverly Moose and her children and grandchildren. A commemoration of Matt’s life will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 2:00pm, at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, 3075 S. Florida Avenue, Inverness, Florida. Burial will follow at a later date, in Ireland.


Leonard Carmon

Leonard C Carmon, 74, Inverness, FL
Leonard Clyde Carmon, born May 17, 1949, went home to be with his Lord on April 25, 2024. He was born in Ironton, Ohio, to the late Calvin and Laura (Keaton) Carmon. Leonard served in the US Air Force for 9 years, serving in Libya, Africa. After leaving the Air Force he and his wife Cheryl moved back to Florida where he worked as a supervisor for the Food Stamps and Welfare departments with the State of Florida for 20 years. Leonard was a faithful member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness, where he served as a Deacon and an adult Sunday school teacher. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 50 years, Cheryl Carmon. In addition to his parents Leonard was preceded in death by his brother Jay O’Neal. A Celebration of Life service will be held at the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness on Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 10:00 AM , with Pastor Darrell Reneau officiating. In lieu of flowers please give to Cornerstone Baptist Church Youth Fund for camp. Len loved the Bible, his golf buddies and Disney. Cremation arrangements are under the care of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Linda Cignoni

Linda Cignoni, 82, Hernando, Florida
It is with tremendous sadness that we share the passing of our beloved wife, mother, Memere, and friend Linda A. Cignoni on April 17, 2024 after a brief illness. Linda was born in Methuen, MA to Maurice and Rita (Gilbert) Auger on August 15, 1941. She was 82 years old. She grew up in Lawrence, MA and attended St. Anne’s High School. She raised her children in Salem, NH and lived there for over 50 years. She was an active member of Mary Queen of Peace Church in Salem, NH and most recently of St. Scholastica in Lecanto, Florida. She was a devoted mother and could often be seen (and heard) cheering on her children at various sporting events, supporting whatever interests they had and cheering for her beloved Boston Bruins. She worked as an administrative assistant at Beaumont & Campbell Prof. Assn. where she proudly retired after over 20 years of service. Linda enjoyed an active retirement spent bowling in her weekly league, playing Bingo, taking up golf, volunteering at the Salem Ingram Senior Center, and serving as a co-chair on the Salem Council on Aging. Linda found great happiness in the second half of her life when she met her husband and best “Pal” Richard (Dick) Cignoni. They enjoyed 32 years together during which they enjoyed traveling with friends, going to casinos, fishing in New York (where she caught the biggest fish), spending summers on Newfound Lake and most recently relocating together to Florida. She felt fortunate that she had made some wonderful new friends in the Citrus Hills Community. Linda also loved her new furry friend Bella; a great addition to her family. Linda’s greatest happiness though was when she was spending time with her husband, children and eight grandchildren. She loved to cook meals for them, play games of “45’s”, watch them at their various sporting events and just enjoy everyone being together. Those left to cherish Linda’s memory are her loving and devoted husband Dick Cignoni; her daughter Charlene Brenner and her husband Karl; her sons Richard Bernard and his wife Cherie and Andrew Cignoni and his wife Jennifer; her eight grandchildren Casey, Jamie, Devyn, Hayden, Tyler, Kayla, Haylee, and Josie; her lifelong and new friends; and her beloved fur baby “Bella.” She will be remembered for her quiet strength in the face of adversity and the unconditional love she gave to her friends and family. We will miss her every day. The family would like to thank Clear Sky Rehabilitation Hospital and Vitas Hospice Center, both in Lecanto, Florida for their compassionate care during the last several weeks. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Salem Ingram Senior Center in Linda’s name ([email protected]). Services will be announced at a later date.


Robert Clouthier

Robert Clouthier, 88, Inverness, FL
Robert P. “Buz” Clouthier, age 88 of Inverness passed away April 11, 2024 following a lengthy illness. He was under the loving care of his family and HPH Hospice. “Buz” was born in Worcester, MA on January 5, 1936. He moved to Citrus County in 1995. He was a retired Draftsman in the electronics industry, working for Raytheon Electronic Technology for 36 years. He served our county in the U.S. Air Force. Buz attended St. Scholastica Catholic Church and was a long time member of the Inverness Elks Lodge. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 67 years, Carol Ann (Stowe) Clouthier; 3 sons: Steven (Joyce) Clouthier of Bristol, R.I; Jeffrey Clouthier of Charlton, MA, and Vincent (Amanda) Clouthier of Inverness, FL; 1 sister, Gail Hammond of The Villages; 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, Teresa Clouthier, his step father and a sister. Friends may gather on Tuesday, June 18th at 10:00 AM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Military Honors are scheduled at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell at 11:30 A.M. The procession to the cemetery will leave the Funeral Home at 10:45AM.


Melody Cole

Melody Cole, 70, Homosassa, Florida
Melody Merle Cole, 70 of Homosassa, FL, passed away June 8, 2024 at home. She was born on October 30, 1953 in Lynn, Massachusetts to the late Theodore and Merle (Drouyn) Blaisdell. Melody was an insurance administrative assistant for 25 years, working with John Hancock, Prudential and Fidelity insurance companies. Melody met her future husband, Kenneth Cole in 1973. They got together in 1983 and married May 24th , 2006. Private burial will be at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, FL.


Hatsuko Cyr

Hatsuko Cyr, 91, Hernando, Florida
Hatsuko Cyr, of Hernando, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2024 in Crystal River at Tampa General. She was 91. Hatsuko was born in Gushikawa Village, Okinawa, and when she became old enough worked in her family’s store and in the laundry on the military base. She came to the United States in 1972 with her then-husband Carl Cyr when he was in the service. They started in California, moved to Florida, from Florida to Goose Creek, SC, and then eventually settling back in Florida. Hatsuko worked as a cook in several restaurants. She was preceded in death by her son Mike Cyr. Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter Susan Kelly (James) of Hernando and her son Doug Cyr of Hernando; her grandchildren Tiffany Jennings, Brittany Dean, Kiyoshi Cyr, and Kara Kensington; her great grandchildren Sebastian, Landon, Eddie, and Brooklynn; and her Moromizato family back in Okinawa. A Celebration of Life for Hatsuko is planned for Saturday, June 22nd at 3:00pm at the Davis Chapel, with a visitation following until 5:00pm. Arrangements are under Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Cremation Care.


Diane D'Antico

Diane E D'Antico, 75, Lecanto, FL
Diane E. D’Antico, 75, of Lecanto, FL passed away Saturday, June 1, 2024 at Vitas Hospice in Lecanto. She was born in Newark, N.J. on December 19, 1948 to the late Emil and Eleanor (Marcinkwich) Farese. Diane was a homemaker and arrived in this area in 1985, coming from Elizabeth, N.J. She was Protestant by faith, and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and watching true crime TV. Diane is survived by her son Nicholas D’Antico of Lecanto; brother Dennis Farese; and one grandchild. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Laura Dixon

Laura Dixon, 87, Inverness, FL
Laura Dorothy Dixon, age 87, Inverness, FL passed away March 24, 2024 at the Grand Living Senior Center. She was a compassionate and caring mother, grandmother, and friend. Mrs Dixon was born in Jersey City, NJ on December 12, 1936 to the late John and Carrie (Osborne) Antanies and moved to Florida in 1979 from Far Hills, NJ. She dedicated herself to caring for others as a nurse for over 35 years and was proud to serve as the VP of Nursing at Citrus Memorial Hospital. One of her passions was the Citrus County Fair Association where she worked tirelessly and served on the Board of Directors. She was the center of the family, deeply loved and will be missed. Left to cherish her memory are three children: C.J. Dixon of Inverness, Denmar Dixon of Gulf Breeze, FL, and Valerie Hale of St. Augustine, FL; 1 brother, John Antanies of Colorado; 2 sisters: Margie Radil and Mary Paolacci, both of New Jersey; 9 grandchildren: Kimberly, Audrey, Eileen, and Cole Dixon; Danielle Phillips and Nicole Dew; Preston, Emery and Evan Hale; 4 great grandchildren: Maverick and Bronson Dew and Christopher and Brian Phillips. The family has made a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Laura’s name; a charity that she generously supported throughout her life. If friends and family would like to make an additional contribution, they may do so online at https://www.stjude.org/donate or donations can be mailed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at P.O. Box 1999, Memphis,TN 38101. Cremation arrangements are with the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


William Duggan, Jr.

William B Duggan, Jr., 76, Hernando, FL
William Bernard Duggan, Jr., 76, of Hernando, FL passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at his residence in Hernando surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Worcester, MA on April 22, 1948 to the late William B. and Helen (Carmody) Duggan, Sr. William was an Executive for the railroad industry and Catholic by faith. He served our country honorably in the U.S. Marine Corp. and was a Vietnam Veteran. William’s passions included golfing, traveling, and spending time with his family. He is survived by his loving wife Bonnie Duggan, daughters Jennifer Wilcox of Quaker Hill, CT, Kelley (Paul) Weitzel of Huntersville, NC, and Kimberly Duggan of San Diego, CA; sisters Connie Rose of Dade City, FL, Patricia Lancaster and Mary Lou Raschello, both of Quaker Hill, CT; and 2 beautiful granddaughters Kaylee Wilcox of New London, CT and Jayna Weitzel, Huntersville, NC. Military services for William will be conducted on Tuesday, May 21, 1:00pm at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL with honor guard services by VFW Post #4337, Inverness, FL. In lieu of flowers, please honor Bill by donating to the Robert W. Duggan Liver Cancer and Transplant Research Fund at the University of Florida Foundation. Gifts may be mailed to UF Health Office of Development, P.O. Box 100243, Gainesville, FL 32610-0243. Please make check payable to UF Foundation, Inc. and indicate that your gift is a memorial for Bill Duggan. You may also make your gift online at https://www.uff.ufl.edu/giving-opportunities/, there is a box titled “Recognition” where loved ones can enter their memorial comment. Phone the secure line for credit card gifts 877-351-2377. Cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Michael Engel

Michael Engel, 76, Floral City, Florida
Michael L. “Mike” Engel, of Floral City, passed away at Vitas Hospice in Lecanto, surrounded by his family. He was 76. Mike was born in Pittsburgh, PA to Edward and Hazel (Clair) Engel, and was one of nine children. Mike worked in maintenance as a supervisor, but also managed ABC Liquors for many years, moving all around the states managing their rotating bars. He and his family moved to this area from Ohio 44 years ago. Since Mike was a workaholic and always focused on providing for his family, he didn’t have many hobbies, other than watching wrestling. He did love tinkering with mechanic work on cars. Mike was preceded in death by his son Mark Engel; and his brothers and sisters Dorothy, Mary, Eddie, Richie, Joey, and Davy. Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of nearly 50 years Shirley Engel of Floral City; sons Brian Engel (Teresa) and Michael L. Engel, Jr.; seven grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.


Phillip Ewald

Phillip E Ewald, 81, Homosassa, FL
Phillip E. Ewald, 81, of Homosassa, FL passed away Saturday, April 20, 2024 at HPH Hospice in Lecanto, FL. He was born in Adrian, MI on March 31, 1943 to the late Ellsworth E. and Jean (Schmitz) Ewald. Phillip was a truck driver and arrived in this area 63 years ago coming from Adrian, MI. He served our country honorably in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed truck driving, fishing and guns. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 25 years, Teresa Ewald, and one son, Jeff Ewald. Survivors include his children Joseph (Audrey) Davenport of Dixon, Missouri, Billy Bishop of Homosassa, Travis Davenport of Seneca, SC, Tammy Ewald of Tyler, TX, Jamie Barton and her fiancé Derek West of Homosassa, and Lisa Ewald of Detroit, MI; brothers George (Cindy) Bishop and Dale Ewald; sister Jane Ewald; 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; and his beloved dog Emma. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Ronald Foley

Ronald B Foley, 72, Inverness, FL
Ronald Bruce Foley, age 72, Inverness, FL passed away June 15, 2024 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Mr Foley was born in Sarahville, NJ on March 14, 1952 to the late Thomas and Bertha (Garner) Foley and moved to this area from New Jersey. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 40 years, Nancy (Grinestaff) Foley of Inverness; 2 children: Joseph Foley of Clearwater, FL and Amy Hope and her husband Shaun of Atlanta, GA; he also leaves a sister, Patricia Grover of Phoenix, AZ and 2 grandchildren, Connor and Caitlyn Foley. He was predeceased by his parents and a brother and sister, Tommy Foley and Kathy Kousouris. Ronald enjoyed over 40 decades serving in the food industry. A long-term employee of Shoney's followed by Plantation Inn, winning employee of month more than a handful of times. Everyone who knew Ron knows he loved food, but not for the obvious reason, Ron loved laughing, spending quality time, fellowship with family and friends. Ron loved to landscape, turning the most barren patch of dirt into a beautiful plot of land. Ron wasn't afraid of hard work and would often forget to take a break, so as long as he had music playing and an ice cold glass of rootbeer. Before Ron passed away he made sure he rededicated his life to Jesus and found Salvation through Grace. Ron's last few moments were surrounded by his family, he requested Bob Seger's "Night Moves" before he closed his eyes for the last time holding hands with his loved ones. A Celebration of Life service will be on June 29, 2024 at 1:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church of Inverness, 206 Washington Ave., Inverness, FL. Pastor Lou Ellen Hartley will officiate. Cremation is under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Kellie Gattone

Kellie Gattone, 34, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Kellie Crystal Gattone, 34, passed away March 27, 2024 in Mission Hills, California. Kellie was born on January 5, 1990 in Camden, New Jersey. She is survived by her mother, Erin Lore, her father, John Gattone and wife Mary of Lecanto; brothers: Ryan Gattone and Jason Gattone (Gia Cinelli); and fiancé Dustin Treadway, many aunts uncles nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her step father, Paul Lore in 2013. Kellie will always be remembered as a very caring, loving woman to all her family and friends, but she always loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ first. She was a member of the Church by the Glades in Ft. Lauderdale where she resided. Her personality and beauty are just a few reasons why so many people were drawn to her. She always wore a big smile and had a great sense of humor. Kellie would help anyone that needed her. She was one to not let you see if she was in pain or worrying. We will always remember hearing her quote her favorite thing to say, “I got this!!”. She loved spending time with her nieces and nephews and they with her. Kellie was engaged and planning a future together with Dustin, but her life here was cut short. She will be missed tremendously! Services for Kellie will be held on Tuesday, April 16th at 1:00 PM from the Calvary Chapel Church in Inverness, 960 US Highway 41. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to: Wayside House (women’s rehabilitation center) https://forms.donorsnap.com/form?id=75c15e71-6419-4954-9366-67a24be16f34. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Dana Gore

Dana Gore, 58, Inverness, Florida
Dana S. Gore, of Inverness, passed away at Bayonet Point Hospital in Hudson on Friday, March 29, 2024. He was 58. Dana was born in Boynton Beach, FL to H. Gene Gore and Louise (Oliver) Whiting. He was a lifelong Florida resident. Dana loved ambulances, fire trucks, police cars, and helicopters and anything else that made loud noises. He also had a devious sense of humor and loved to play tricks on his brother and sisters. Dana’s younger brother Chris passed just 15 days prior to Dana’s passing, and the most interesting thing about these two is that they were always together. Dana was also preceded in death by their sister Jodi Seto in 2021. Those left to cherish Dana’s memory are his mom Louise Whiting of Inverness; his dad Gene Gore (Pauline Woodham) of Live Oak; his sister and her husband Kelly and Jonathan Melton of Inverness; his nephew and his wife Kyle and Heather Durr of Live Oak; and his niece and nephew Daniel and Summer Crapps. A celebration of Dana’s life will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 11:30am, in the Davis Chapel. The family will receive friends from 10:30 until time of service. Cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Cremation Care.


Denise Gough

Denise Gough, 60, Beverly Hills, FL
Denise Sharon Gough, 60, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away May 30, 2024 at Haven Hospice in Gainesville, FL. She was born in New York, NY on December 1, 1963 to the late Gerald and Patricia (Crehan) Ortolano. Denise was a Health Care Administrator and arrived in Citrus County in 1975, coming from New York. She was Catholic by faith, and enjoyed shopping and spending time with her grandchildren. Denise loved football, her favorite team was the Florida Gators. Denise had a heart of Gold, her love for others was unmatched, and she will be missed so deeply. Denise is survived by her daughters, Ashley Gough of Inverness; Tiffani Gough of Gainesville; brother Charles Ortolano of Virginia; sister Catherine Rengert of Largo, FL; and 2 grandchildren, Mayson and Caiden Gough. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Shirley Greenberg

Shirley Greenberg, 90, Inverness, FL
Shirley Jean Greenberg, age 90 of Inverness, FL passed away on March 26, 2024 at home under the loving care of her family. Shirley was born in Harrisburg, PA on November 1, 1933 to the late Nevin and Meulah (Davis) Carson. She moved to Florida in 1975 from Long Island, NY. She was employed as a bookkeeper for Elliott’s Floor Covering in Inverness. Left to cherish her memory are 3 children: Leonard “Lenny” Greenberg of Inverness; Sharon (Al) LaPage of Inverness; Barbara (Randy) Hernandes of Floral City; 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.


Charlotte Haag

Charlotte E Haag, 95, Inverness, FL
Charlotte Elizabeth Haag, age 95, of Inverness, FL died Tuesday May 21, 2024, at Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing Center in Inverness. Charlotte was born in Pine County, Minnesota on May 3, 1929, to Johney and Charlotte (Van Dam) Clyne. Charlotte had many memories of her days growing up in rural Minnesota during the depression and WWII, including surviving the Armistice Day blizzard. Charlotte and John raised their family in Roseville, MN where they lived for 25 years before moving to Penfield, NY and subsequently to Inverness in 1980. Family was important to Charlotte; she made it a priority to see all her children and grandchildren every year even though they lived in other states. Thus, every summer they would travel across the country in their Minnie Winnie visiting family and friends. Charlotte was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church where she volunteered for many years selling donuts and coffee after mass on Sundays to raise money for religious education. In some circles she is remembered as the “Donut Lady”. She and John were members of Point O’Woods Country club of Inverness where they enjoyed playing 500. Playing Scrabble using the “Haag Method” was another of Charlotte's favorite pastimes. Charlotte was an avid painter and a long-time member of the Citrus County Craft Council. She was famous for her miniature paintings, hand-made and painted gift boxes, and hand painted bookmarks which she sold at craft sales. Her art continues to be on display around Citrus County and was featured in several articles in the Inverness Courier. Charlotte is preceded in death by her husband, John Haag, her son, George Haag and son in law Tim Ziebarth. She is survived by her son, John Haag (Nancy) Minneapolis, MN, daughter Charlotte Ziebarth Inverness, son Edward (Vickie) Haag, St. Louis, MO and son Joseph (Linda) Delano, MN. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Sara (John) Haag-Turley, Eleanor (Timothy) Brown, Andrew Haag, Emily (Peter) Czech, Angela Haag, Stephanie (Branden) Cambron and Stephen Haag. She was also blessed with 9 great-grandchildren, Isabella Brown, Charlotte Brown, Harrison Brown, Brayden Turley, Ezra Haag, Etta Mae Brown, Paisley Turley, James Czech, Brenham Cambron and many friends and neighbors. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness on Sunday, June 9 from 2-4 p.m. where a vigil service will be held at 3 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, June 10 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness with a luncheon to follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family.


Darrell O Hanner Sr

Darrell O Hanner Sr, 84, Lecanto, Florida
Darrell Oren Hanner, Sr., of Lecanto, passed away on Friday, April 26, 2024 at the HPH Citrus Hospice House. He was 84. Darrell was born in Detroit, MI to Oren P. and Mildred V. (Hawkins) Hanner, and was second in line of their 13 children. Upon graduating from Luxora High School in Luxora, Arkansas in 1959, Darrell enlisted in the United States Navy. He served six years there, then in 1968 he re-enlisted, which ended up being a career for him, and retiring as a Tech Sergeant from the United States Air Force. He met his wife Beverly A. Berry in Worcester, MA in September 1960, and on July 15, 1961 they married. They had four boys in their little family: Darrell, Jr. in 1963, Ronald in 1965, Randy in 1966, and last but not least, Robert in 1969. Darrell also loved working on cars, and a few years before he retired from the military in 1981, he opened a small car lot, called B&H Auto Sales, which he ended up giving to his brother-in-law. He then opened another one called Civic Auto Sales in Goldsboro, North Carolina, claiming it was his civic duty. In 1984, Darrell opened up a second Civic Auto Sales in Franklinville NY, and in 2005 he sold that to his manager Doug Nixon, in order to fully retire. Cars were just in his blood, as he claimed it was his father’s fault, so from then on he would buy a car then fix it up, sell it, and buy another, and so on. He and his wife Beverly bought a winter home in Homosassa, FL in 1986 and a few years later, moved to Ft. Pierce, FL. After a while, they moved to Lecanto and have remained here full time since. Darrell was preceded in death by both parents, and also by six brothers and a sister: Gerald, Dean, Doug, Wayne, Delano, and Gary Hanner, and Judy Johnson; and a son, Randy Alan Hanner. Those left to cherish his memory are his devoted wife of 63 years Beverly Ann Hanner of Lecanto; his sons Darrell O. Hanner, Jr., Ronald W. Hanner, and Robert P. Hanner, all of Lecanto; sisters Janice Cline, Carol Travis, Rita Hull, Connie Damon, Cathy McKinney, Bobbi Jo Hanner Whittley, and Tammy Hanner Beal; brother Oren Paul Hanner, Jr.; twelve grandchildren: Alan, Andrew, Joel, Jeramy, Jesse, Jon, Ryan, Aaron, Robert Jr., Yanni, Angelo and Stasie; ten great grandchildren: Faylin, Damien, Alec, Mason, Kya, Dominic, Shyanne, Christian, Seth, Emma Grace and one little girl ready to be born soon. A service for Darrell will be held at Florida National Cemetery with full military honors on Monday, May 13, 2024, at 11:00AM. The procession will leave promptly at 10:15AM, from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness, FL. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home starting at 9:30AM.


Deborah Hartnagel

Deborah D Hartnagel, 71, Inverness, FL
Deborah Darlene Hartnagel, 71, of Inverness, FL passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at her residence in Inverness. She was born in Detroit, MI on September 9, 1952 to the late Robert William and Vivian Esther (Ramage) Provance. Deborah was a school bus driver for many years, and arrived in this area in 1990, coming from Coldwater, MI. She was Christian by faith, and enjoyed riding motorcycles, baking and cooking. Deborah is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Mark A. Hartnagel. Other survivors include her children Robert C. Hartnagel of Crystal River, FL and Courtney Hartnagel of Inverness; and 2 grandsons, Hunter and Cody. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Peggy Heatley

Peggy L Heatley, 88, Inverness, FL
Peggy Lou Heatley, 88, of Inverness, FL passed away Thursday, March 28, 2024 at HCA Citrus Hospital in Inverness. She was born in McKeesport, PA on July 2, 1935 to the late Albert and Jean Stella (Jordan) Larson. Peggy was a dedicated homemaker and arrived in this area in 1989, coming from North Huntingdon, PA. She was Christian by faith and attended Calvary Chapel in Inverness. She enjoyed her church, catching up with friends, spending time with her family, and homemaking. Peggy was preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, James Francis Heatley. She is survived by her children Mark (Cora) Heatley of Big Springs, TX, Matthew (Nicole) Heatley of Inverness, Deborah Ann (William) Wagner of Houtzdale, PA, and June (Joel) Clark of Port St. John, FL; grandchildren Joshua, Jordan, Hannah, and Klara; and great grandchild Giuliano. A Celebration of Life for Peggy is scheduled for Friday, April 5, 11:00 am at Calvary Chapel in Inverness. The family will be receiving friends at Calvary Chapel one hour prior to services. Peggy will be laid to rest with her husband James at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Susan Hendrick

Susan H Hendrick, 65, Inverness, FL
Susan Harrison Hendrick, of Inverness, died at home on May 31, 2024, from complications with pancreatic cancer. She was 65. Susan was the eldest child of Adeline and Bill Harrison, born on January 28, 1959 — a birthday she shared with two of her three siblings. A fifth generation Floridian, she grew up in Sarasota, where she delighted in going on boat rides through the bay with her family. The Harrisons also made frequent trips to the family ranch in Parrish and to Gainesville to cheer on the Florida Gators. A lifelong fan, she followed all Gator sports and took any losses to heart. Susan was a devout Christian. She was raised at First Baptist Church of Sarasota and made her profession of faith when she was 8 years old. Her entire life, she was active in church ministries, most recently as a deacon and member of the prayer committee at First Presbyterian Church of Inverness. One of her projects with the church involved collecting suitcases for foster children. Music was a defining part of Susan’s life. At age six, she began piano lessons. She honed her skills over the next six decades. Following the recitals of her youth, she played for countless church services, community concerts, weddings and funerals in Citrus County, where she lived for 36 years. Additionally, she played the organ and handbells, and had a beautiful voice. When she was not accompanying her church’s choir on the piano, she was likely singing in it. Susan was among the first students at Pine View, Sarasota’s public school for gifted children. She graduated second in her class at age 17 in 1976. She then studied at Sophie Newcomb College, part of Tulane University, in New Orleans, where she majored in music and sociology, graduating summa cum laude in 1980 and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa honor society. A year earlier, on March 9, Susan’s life took a serendipitous turn. She had planned a weekend trip to Sarasota to attend a Vladimir Horowitz concert. When the renowned pianist canceled his performance, Susan’s mother suggested she remain at school. To cheer her up, Susan’s Phi Mu sorority sisters dragged her to a party, where she met a medical student, Tom Hendrick, who would be graduating and starting his residency in Ohio only a few months later. Susan and Tom dated weekly for the remaining eight weeks of Susan’s semester, then continued their relationship long distance before marrying on June 14, 1980. While Tom worked as a surgical resident with the United States Air Force at Wright State University, Susan attended the University of Dayton School of Law. She graduated third in her class, was the editor of Law Review, and later received the highest score of anyone taking the Florida Bar exam in 1983. Despite her acumen, Susan never practiced law. She had her daughter, Katie, in 1984, followed by her son, Charlie, in 1987. She devoted herself to their upbringing. Though she loathed driving, she spent countless hours chauffeuring her children across central Florida to gymnastics, golf and tennis practices and competitions. She chaperoned field trips, helped with homework, prepared meal after meal and counseled her children through the travails of growing up. The family also enjoyed frequent trips to Disney World, as well as annual vacations over the children’s spring and summer breaks from school. As empty nesters, Susan and Tom embraced traveling, visiting more than 70 countries and all seven continents. It was on a month-long cruise to New Zealand and Australia this winter that her illness became apparent. Susan’s greatest joy was spending time with her family and her dogs, which, over the years, included several English setters, poodles, yorkies, a Lhasa Apso and two Biewer terriers. In 2019, she became a grandmother, a role in which she thrived. She relished visits and FaceTime calls with her grandchildren and showered them with thoughtful gifts. She leaves behind Tom Hendrick, her husband of nearly 44 years; one sister, Nancy Taylor (Dobie); two brothers, Bill (Cathi) and Robert (Nancy) Harrison; her children, Katie Vincent (Bill) and Charlie Hendrick (Mia); four grandchildren, James and Andy Vincent and Ellery and Tanner Hendrick; and three dogs, Duke, Bailey and Tinsley. A visitation for Susan will be held on Wednesday, June 5th from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness. The funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, June 6th at 11:00 AM, from the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness, 206 Washington Ave. with Rev. Lou Ellen Hartley, officiating. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL


George Hooker

George L Hooker, 96, Homosassa, Florida
George L. Hooker, of Homosassa, passed away under Hospice care in Lecanto on Wednesday, March 27, 2024. He was 96. George was born to the late John L. and Louise (Crowe) Hooker in Sidney, Florida. He served in the US Navy proudly. George worked many years as a building contractor. He was a long-time member of the Church of Christ in Inverness. George was preceded in death by his loving wife Wilma Hooker and his daughter Carol Bigelow. Those left to cherish his memory are his son Jere Hooker (Darlene) of Homosassa; sisters Marion and Linda; three grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.


Carol Howe-May

Carol K Howe-May, 72, Floral City, FL
Carol K. Howe-May, age 72, Floral City passed away June 19, 2024 in the Oak Hill Hospital, Brooksville, FL. Carol was born in Buffalo, NY on January 17, 1952. Her parents were Charles and Shirley (Weigand) Friedrich. They both preceded her in death. She worked as a waitress during her earlier years and moved to this area from Orlando in 2002. She worshipped at the First Baptist Church of Floral City. She leaves her daughter, Amanda Byrd of Hernando; a daughter in law, Tascha Wharton; 4 grandchildren: Trinity Byrd Howe, Bryanna Howe, Branden Howe, and Cotdy Wharton. She is also survived by her brother, Charles Friedrich, Sr who lives in Weirsdale, FL; There will be a service at the First Baptist Church in Floral City at a later date. Cremation arrangements with care under direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory


Kevin Hudson

Kevin Hudson, 61, Inverness, Florida
Kevin Michael Hudson, of Inverness, passed away peacefully at Citrus Memorial Hospital on Thursday, June 20, 2024 surrounded by his loved ones. He was 61 years old. Kevin was born in San Diego, CA to Paul Michael and Lenore Ethel (Novak) Hudson. He moved down here to this area about 40 years ago, and he was a carpenter by trade, and was quite talented. He also enjoyed camping, fishing, building, and was a youth league coach for football and soccer. Kevin also became a deacon of his church, First Baptist Church of Hernando. He was also very proud of his family, especially his daughters. He was preceded in death by his mother and father; and his aunt, Shirley Goslin. Those left to mourn the loss of Kevin are his loving wife of almost 30 years Monica Hudson; his daughters Lena Panella (Daulton) and Olivia Hudson; Lucas Elam, who was like a son to him; brothers Timothy Hudson (Nellie); niece Jennifer; and Kenneth Hudson (Lori); niece and nephew Jackie and Jared; sister Tammy Nelson (Mike); nephew William; and brother-in-law Rev. Vincent D’Ambrosio (Heidi); niece and nephews Ryleigh, Dakota, and Luke ; and sister- in- law Kathryn D’Ambrosio; niece and nephew Isabelle and Everett; and mother and father in law Joan D’ambrosio and Vincent Augustino D’Ambrosio. The family will be holding a Celebration of Kevin’s life on Monday, June 24, 2024 at 1:00pm at their church. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Keith Jones

Keith G Jones, 81, Crystal River, FL
Keith G. Jones, age 81, of Crystal River, FL passed away March 31, 2024 at the Ocala Regional Medical Center. Keith was born in Akron, OH on June 27, 1942 to the late Kenneth and Opal (Carr) Jones and came to this area in 1984 from Gulf Breeze, FL. He retired from the construction trade after 58 years, many of those serving as general superintendent. He also was a United States Army veteran, avid golfer and life-long Ohio State Buckeyes fan. He and his wife Marilyn worshipped at the Faith Lutheran Church. Left to cherish his memory is his wife Marilyn Dubble Jones whom he married in 1964. Other survivors include his son, Keith Douglas Jones and wife Angel of Shell Knob, MO, 2 grandchildren, Anna and Austin Jones, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Christina Marie and a sister, Barbara Carol Daberko A graveside service with military honors will be held at Fero Memorial Gardens in Beverly Hills, Fl. on May 11, 2024 at 10:30 AM. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family. Reception immediately following service at Fero Life Celebration Center. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html?sc_icid=faq-how-to-donate-text or Shriners Hospitals for Children. https://donate.lovetotherescue.org/give/478950/#!/donation/checkout?amount=50&c_src=google&c_src2=brand. The family kindly invites attendees to dress casually and wear red/white in honor of Keith’s love for the Ohio Buckeyes.


Mary Kelley

Mary Kelley, 93, Inverness, Florida
Mary Frances Kelley, of Inverness, passed away peacefully at her home under Hospice care on Sunday, May 26, 2024. She was 93. Mary was born in Tellico Plains, TN to Boyd and Othel (Leroy) Freeman. She moved to Florida several years ago and spent most of her career in the restaurant industry in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mary was preceded in death by two of her daughters, Mary Kathryn Hannon and Linda Mershon and her grandson Drew Mershon. She is survived by her daughter Vickie Andrews of Inverness, her grandchildren Morgan Zuch, Meghan Couey (spouse Travis), and Louis Andrews and her great granddaughter Marley Anne Couey.


William Kelley

William Kelley, 66, Inverness, FL
William “Bill” Eugene Kelley, age 66, passed away on March 28, 2024, after a lengthy illness. Born in Ocoee, Florida, he was the son of the late Ronald Eugene and Norma Jean Kelley. Bill moved to Citrus County in 1972, where he lived in Inverness thanks to the generosity of different families that allowed him to live with them so he could continue his education at Citrus High School. Bill graduated from Citrus High School where he excelled in football, basketball and baseball. He received several scholarship offers from various colleges but decided to pursue his dream of playing Major League Baseball. After graduating high school, he was drafted by the Boston Red Sox where he played alongside players such as Wade Boggs and Chico Walker. After a career ending injury, Bill returned to Citrus County. Bill began working for the county delivering milk to the schools, when then Sheriff Charles Dean convinced him to pursue a career in law enforcement. Bill attended the law enforcement academy; where he became dual certified in law enforcement and corrections. Bill held positions as a Deputy Sheriff, Field Training Officer, and Sergeant with the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office. He held these positions with dignity, honor, empathy, and dedication. He showed leadership and was a mentor to new recruits beginning their careers. He served the citizens of Citrus County for 25 years, before his retirement in 2012. Bill’s greatest accomplishment was being a loving father and role model to his son, Matthew Ryan Kelley. He was excited to watch his son follow in his footsteps as he pursued his love of baseball. Bill loved nothing more than hitting the ballfield with Matthew to pitch batting practice. Bill coached Little League baseball and provided encouragement and mentoring to the young men playing. He even created custom-made baseball bats on his free time for the senior members of the Citrus High School baseball and softball teams. Bill is preceded in death by his parents Ronald Kelley and Norma Jean (Bosler) Kelley, brother Stephan Alan Kelley (Orlando, FL), brother Robbin Dean Kelley (Springfield, MO), brother Gary Eugene Kelley (infant). Bill is survived by his son Matthew Kelley (Woodstock, Illinois), sister Rhonda Kelley Ijams (Wichita, Kansas) and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Celebration of Life Services will be held on Saturday April 6, 2024, at Charles Davis Funeral Home at 3075 S Florida Avenue, Inverness, Florida 34450. Visitation will be held at 10 am and services will be at 11 am.


Thomas Joseph Kiefer Sr.

Thomas Joseph Kiefer Sr., 78, Inverness, FL
Thomas Joseph Kiefer, Sr., Inverness, FL passed away May 5, 2024 at his residence with his Wife and Son and extended family. Tom was born in Albington, PA on January 3, 1946 to the late John Joseph Kiefer and Grace (Doren) Kiefer and came to Citrus County in 2015 from from West Palm Beach, FL. He owned International Insulation Services Inc. along with his son Richard J. Kiefer. Tom was an active member in the Loyal Order of Moose, Inverness, and was a member of the Moose Legion. His memory will be cherished by his wife, Kathleen Bates Kiefer of Inverness; his children: Richard J. Kiefer, Orlando, FL; Thomas J. Kiefer, Jr (deceased); step-son, Robert L. Stewart Jr, Ripley, MS; 1 brother, John J. Kiefer, Warrington, PA; 3 sisters, Grace Evans, Harleyville, PA; Jeanne Allman, Ambler, PA; Lauri Sher (deceased); 4 grandchildren: Robert Stewart, III, Ashley Jackson, Kira and James Stewart. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. There is a Celebration of Life Scheduled for Saturday, March 18th at 2:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Tom’s family and friends will share their memories and stories of his life. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 PM until the hour of service. Instead of flowers please donate to St. Jude’s or Jessie’s Place (Children’s Advocacy Center) 1410 S. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto FL 34461, in Tom’s name.


Anne Krause

Anne Krause, 83, Hernando, Florida
Anne B. Krause, of Hernando, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2024 at HCA Ocala. She was 83. Anne was born in Cleveland, OH to Michael and Mathilda (Sauer) Riemer. She loved bowling, boating, gardening, and her family (including the grand puppies). She and her husband moved here in 1998 from Wooster, OH when they retired. Anne was a member of Our Lady of Grace, as well as the Inverness Elks Lodge #2522. She previously worked as an office clerk with Sears and Clear Picture in Wooster, Ohio. Anne was preceded in death by her sisters Emily Grant and Adelle Shupe. Those left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 66 years Richard Krause; her son Dave Krause (Judi) of Gilbertsville, PA; her daughter Karen Artayet (Alain) of Douglasville, GA; three grandchildren Alex Artayet (Haley), Matt Artayet (Vicki), and Rachel Bruce (Matt); three great grandchildren; and her grand puppies. Calling hours will be Monday, April 29, 2024 from 5:00-6:30pm, with a service at 6:30, held at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment will occur at the Sunset Memorial Park in North Olmsted, OH at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Florida Elks Children’s Therapy Services, PO Box 49 Umatilla FL 32784-0049.


Bettie Lacy

Bettie Lacy, 84, Inverness, Florida
Bettie D. Lacy, of Inverness, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, May 23, 2024. She was 84. Bettie was born in Ameagle, WV to Henry and Virginia (Massey) Lunsford. She has been living in Florida for 66 years, where her children were all born. She and the love of her life have been married for 50 years, and were together long before then. Bettie retired from the Volusia County School Board, and they moved to this area. She started taking care of babies in her home, and did that for many years. Bettie loved boating, camping, and crocheting, especially making dish rags for folks she loved. She also had compassion, and was passionate about, the homeless. Bettie was preceded in death by her sons Ralph Johnson and Mike Watson, and her brother Toby Lunsford. Those left to cherish her memory are her loving husband David Lacy of Inverness; son Jerry Watson (Becky) of Inverness; daughter Glenda Pierson (Bill) of Daytona Beach; son Hank Lacy (Lisa) of New Hampshire; daughter-in-law Pam Watson of Kentucky; and 28 grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Those who wish may make memorial donations in her memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.


Relus Lamb

Relus Lamb, 91, Brooksville, FL
Relus Elwyn Lamb, 91, of Brooksville, FL, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2024 at the Brooksville Health Center. Relus was born on May 19, 1932 in Cook County, Georgia to the late Jimmie A. and Vada (Mandrell) Lamb. He came to Citrus County in 1994 from Louisville, KY where they raised their five kids, with memories of camping, family cookouts, volleyball and badminton. The kids have wonderful memories of going to Meadow Hill Baptist Church. He served his country in the US Army during Korea. He retired from Kroger Warehouse after 36 years of employment. He and his wife worshipped at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness. Throughout his life, he was very active in the Baptist church. He was a deacon, very active in visitation and worked with the Love Department at Cornerstone. He also served in other various ministry capacities where needed. Upon retirement, he and Ann were excited to move to Inverness to be near family, and also enjoy the lakes for fishing. Left to cherish his memory are 4 children: Cheryl (David) Downey, Brooksville, FL; Lisa (Shawn) Chesser, Seymour, TN; Richard (Pat) Lamb, Archer, FL; Jeffrey Lamb, Frankfort, KY; 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of over 60 years, Ann Lamb (November 26, 2018) and his daughter, Ronda Goff (December 6, 2016); his brothers, Ray, Aaron, and J.W also predeceased him. Funeral services are scheduled on Tuesday, May 14th at 1:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Darrell Reneau, pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City with Military Honors rendered by V.F.W. Post 4337. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 11:00 A.M. until the hour of service.


June Lang

June Lang, 88, Lecanto, Florida
June C. Lang, of Beverly Hills and Lecanto, passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2024 under Vitas Hospice care in Lecanto. She was 88. Mrs. Lang was born in Greenfield, MA, and graduated from Greenfield Community College in 1973. She married Clesson M. Lang in 1957, and they had one son, Dennis C., and daughter-in-law, Kathy, of Atlantic Beach, FL. Mrs. Lang worked in secretarial positions in three places, and retired in 2001. She was a long-time member of the Central Church in Orange, MA, and a member of the Beverly Hills Community Church in Florida since 1996. She enjoyed family, bicycling, golf, and gardening, and was a citizen Advocacy for many years with the North Quabbin Rest Home in the North. Mrs. Lang was preceded in death by her husband in 2020. She was also preceded in death by three of her four siblings with Twyla Magnan, her sister surviving. June will be laid to rest with her husband at Florida National Cemetery at a later date.


Janice Livingston

Janice Livingston, 78, Lecanto, Florida
Jan Livingston, of Lecanto, passed away at her home on Monday, June 3, 2024. She was 78. Jan was born in Chicago, IL to Fred and Pearl (Johnson) Irwin. She leaves behind her two sons, Michael and George; two grandchildren, and several other close family members.


Harvey Logan

Harvey S Logan, 93, Floral City, FL
Harvey Sylvester Logan, 93, of Floral City, FL passed away Sunday, May 5, 2024 at Vitas Hospice in Lecanto, FL. He was born in Stearns, KY on September 11, 1930 to the late Harvey Reed and Tilda (Foster) Logan. Harvey served our country honorably for 23 years in the U.S. Navy as an electrician. After the navy he worked at Champion Spark Plug and was a member of the United Auto Workers. He arrived in this area in 1990, coming from Toledo, OH. Harvey enjoyed fishing and wood crafting. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, Shirley J. Logan in 2012, and preceded in death by ten siblings. Harvey is survived by his children Ronald Logan, Deborah (Gary) Gravelle, Susan Robison, and Lorrie Logan, all of Floral City, FL, and Michael Logan of Toledo, OH; sister Irene Bielak of Temperance, MI; 11 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren. Military services for Harvey are scheduled for Monday, May 20, 11:30 at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Honor guard services will be rendered at the cemetery by VFW Post #4337, Inverness. All in attendance are to meet at the cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family. Please do not send flowers, for they will not be received at the cemetery or funeral home.


Rita Mannella

Rita Mannella, 94, Orlando, Florida
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dearest matriarch Rita Pachera Mannella age 94, who passed away peacefully on May 18, 2024, in Orlando, FL surrounded by her beloved family. Affectionately known to family and friends as Nonna, she was born in Pittsburgh, PA December 6, 1929 to Giovanni and Mary (Sessi) Pachera. She was a devout Roman Catholic by faith and enjoyed saying her rosary on her daily “walkabouts”. She arrived in the central Florida area in 1992, coming from Allison Park, PA with her husband. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading books, visiting with friends, and making greeting and birthday cards. Beloved wife of Robert A. Mannella. Devoted mother to Mark (Cindy) & David (Ann). Cherished Nonna to Joey (Tana), Giovanni (Shelby), Lauren (Jarrod), Marissa, and Christopher (Ellie). Proud Bisnonna to Enzo & Luca. She is reunited with her dear husband Robert, with whom she shared 65 years of marriage, and her eldest son, Mark. Nonna’s stories and wit will be sorely missed, but her teachings are evident in those who knew her. Her legacy is one of love, laughter, and a gentle spirit that she carried throughout her life. As we remember her warmth and support, we take comfort in the memories that will continue to inspire and guide us. Per Nonna’s wishes, a private family gathering will be held. She will be interred with her husband at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. Arrangements will be handled by Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, 3075 S. Florida Ave. Inverness, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you support your local book drive.


Doris Materazzo

Doris Materazzo, 81, Hernando, Florida
Doris Anne Materazzo, of Hernando, passed away peacefully at her home with her children by her side on Thursday, April 25, 2024. She was 81. Doris was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA to John “Dempsey” and Anne Martin Sekerah. She worked as a bus driver for Somerset County Transit for many years. After retiring, Doris moved to Florida in 2019 from Somerville, NJ. Doris dedicated herself to loving and supporting her children and grandchildren and could be found cheering for them during their various sporting events. Doris, sometimes to her family’s embarrassment, was usually the loudest one in the stands. She also loved crocheting, crossword puzzling, and playing cards and board games with her family and friends. Doris was an avid sports fan and loved watching her Tampa Bay Rays and Tampa Bay Lightning. Those left to cherish her memory are her son Richard A. “Rick” Dymond (Gina) of Middlesex, NJ, daughter Denise Dymond Lyn (Brian Fiorella) of Hernando, and three grandchildren, Nicholas, Madison and Tyler. A celebration of Doris’ life will be held on May 10, 2024 at 3:00 pm at the Davis Funeral Home Chapel, with the family receiving friends one hour prior to service time. Arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home 3075 S. Florida Ave., Inverness, FL. Thereafter, the family will continue the celebration with services under the care of Middlesex Funeral Home, 528 Bound Brook Rd., Middlesex, NJ 08846. The family would like to thank the amazing nurses and caregivers of Vitas Healthcare for the wonderful care and love provided to Doris. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations in Doris’ name to Vitas Healthcare Hospice at P.O. Box 1330, Lecanto, FL 34460 (352-527-2020).


Nancy McCann

Nancy McCann, 90, Inverness, Florida
Nancy J. McCann (Nana), of Inverness, went to be with Jesus on Saturday, April 13, 2024. She was 90 years young. Nancy was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan to Carl and Elsa (Ungerer) Breining on August 18, 1933. She married Acel A. McCann on December 8th , 1956 and in the early 70s they moved to Dunedin, Florida. They had one Daughter Kathy Lynn (Wiggins) Palmer. Nancy spent her early working years as a switchboard operator at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Once she moved to Florida she worked as a purchasing agent for Pioneer Bank in Pinellas County till she retired. In 1991, they moved up to Inverness to be close to her grandchildren. She also worked for a few years at the Citrus County Red Cross. She loved her family and her neighbors in her neighborhood, and was very active in the First Lutheran Church in Inverness for many years. Nana enjoyed walking and despite being completely blind she continued to keep walking well into her 80s. Nana loved her dog Sophie and every other dog in her neighborhood! She loved to quilt, sew and was an avid painter in her spare time. Nana was preceded in death by her loving husband of 45 years, Acel McCann; her daughter Kathy Lynn Palmer; her parents Carl Ray and Elsa Breining; her brothers Carl, Robert, Richard, and Jim Breining; and her sisters Dorothy Stalker, Mary Freolich, and Sally Ashley. Those left to cherish her memory are her 99 year old sister Shirley Edwards and her doting grandchildren Kimberly Robbins (Daniel), Elizabeth King (William) and John Palmer; great-grandchildren Timothy Robbins, Ryan Robbins (Amanda), Joshua Robbins (Sailor), and Bayley Paige; five great-great-grandchildren and with another on the way; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Nancy will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 11am from Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with the family receiving friends one hour prior to service time. She will be laid to rest at a later date with her husband Ace in the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell Florida. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to a local non-profit: Joshua's House for Golden Retriever Rescue & Sanctuary Inc. of Lecanto. 595 S West Bend Pt Lecanto, FL 34461.


Mildred McDannold

Mildred F McDannold, 82, Floral City, FL
Mildred Faye McDannold, age 82, Floral City, FL passed away June 10, 2024 at Arbor Trail Health & Rehab Center. Millie was born in Covington, KY on August 13, 1941 to the late Harold and Mildred (Chapman) McCoy and came to this area from Fort Mitchell, KY. She was a homemaker and also was employed as a Medical Secretary in an optometrist office in earlier years. She attended the First Baptist Church of Floral City and was a member of Chapter #65, Order of The Eastern Star where she served as Past Matron in 1973. Left to cherish her memory is her son, David M. McDannold of Floral City; her brother, Steve McCoy of Kentucky; 2 grandchildren: Matthew and Marinda McDannold; 3 great grandchildren: Asha and August Bergmann and Montana McDannold; 1 great great grandchild, Mariah Fannin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Gene McDannold on March 7, 1999; her brother, William McCoy; and 2 sisters, Katherine Fairbanks and Nola Beeman. A Celebration of Life is planned for Monday, June 17, 2024 at 11:30 AM from the Chas. E . Davis Funeral Home with The Rev. Mike Sellers, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Floral City officiating. Additionally, the Order of The Eastern Star Chapter #65 will present their memorial service. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until the hour of service.


Ronald Medlock

Ronald A Medlock, 87, Dunnellon, FL
Ronald Albert Medlock, of Dunnellon, passed away peacefully at his home under Hospice care, surrounded by his family. He was 87. Born in Boynton, FL one of nine children to John Albert and Mamie Louise (Maddox) Medlock, he was a true Florida native. He married at a young age, had four children and entered the military, serving his country for two years. Ron worked in construction for many years and enjoyed boating and fishing. Later in life, he met and married, Geneva and they had 27 wonderful years together. Ron was the most helpful and generous person to everyone he came in contact with. He was loving, funny, happy and people were drawn to him in life and his absence will be deeply felt by many. He was preceded in death by his sons Tony Medlock and Terry Medlock (just 12 days apart), and two brothers Billy Medlock (Brenda) and Mike Medlock (Betsy). Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Geneva Medlock of Dunnellon; his son Ronnie Medlock (Eva); his step children, Eric Carroll (Brooke), and Lisa Schneider (Eric); his brothers Bobby Medlock (Linda – deceased) and Tommy Medlock (Cissy); his sisters Marie Glover (Bob), Margaret English (Lee - deceased), Diane Dishman (Rodney), and Lisa Johnson (Ron); fifteen grandchildren; and twenty-four great grandchildren. Cremation arrangements are under the care of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Marian Minyard

Marian S Minyard, 92, Bethlehem, PA
Marian Sue Minyard (née Ashcraft), lately of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, formerly of Inverness, died peacefully in her sleep on May 28. She was 92 years old. Born in Spelter West Virginia to Earl and Phelma Ashcraft, Marian was one of three children. After graduating from high school, Marian moved to Washington, DC to work for the federal government. There she met the love of her life, Aubria Minyard. The two were married and raised a family in Falls Church, Virginia, where Marian taught Sunday School for many years. After retiring, Marian and Aubria moved, first to a home on the Chesapeake Bay and later to Floral City Florida. After Aubria passed away in 2008, Marian moved to Pennsylvania, where her daughter and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren live. Marian’s personal relationship with Jesus was the source of great joy and constant comfort for her through good times and bad. Her faith in God was surely one source of her unfailingly positive outlook on life. If ever there was someone who was truly confident in Jesus’s promises, “and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord," it was Marian (2 Corinthians 5:8). And in keeping with Jesus’s promises, we who loved Marian can take comfort that she has been reunited not only with Aubria, but also with her sister Norma, her great-granddaughter Angelina, and so many other loved ones who passed before her. Marian is survived by three children, her daughter Joyce Dawley of Bethlehem, PA; her son David Minyard of Vienna, VA; and her son Frederick Minyard of Bedford, VA; her brother David Ashcraft of Fernandina Beach, Florida, FL; her grandchildren Emily, Erich, Hannah, Michael, Monica, Nicholas, Noah, and Rebecca; and great grandchildren Austin, Jack, Jordan, and Madeline. A committal service will be held at Florida National Cemetery on Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at 2:00pm. Later, a memorial service for Marian will be held on July 13 at 10:00 a.m. at East Hills Moravian Church, 1830 Butztown Road, Bethlehem. In lieu of flowers, Marian’s family asks that donations be made in her memory to New Bethany, 333 West 4th Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015. 610-691-5602. [email protected].


Barbara Mosio

Barbara Mosio, 95, Citrus Springs, FL
Barbara Mosio, 95, of Citrus Springs, FL passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at her residence in Citrus Springs. She was born in Hartford, CT on December 7, 1928 to the late William and Marie (Moffatt) McCurry. Barbara was an insurance policy writer and arrived in this area in 1999, coming from Connecticut. She was protestant by faith, and was an avid golfer, shooting 11 holes in one, and loved traveling. Barbara was preceded in death by her loving husband Walter Mosio after 13 years of marriage, and special cousin Muriel Bendzinski. She is survived by her daughter Debra (Jeffrey) McQuarrie of Colchester, CT; stepdaughters, Pamela Mosio of Ludlow, MA and Deborah (Rob) Pafumi of Munson, MA; 2 special nieces, Maureen Wilcox and Alyson Bendzinski; special nephew Mike Bendzinski, along with many close friends who were always there for her . Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Barbara Muench

Barbara Muench, 90, Inverness, FL
Barbara Ann Muench, age 90, Inverness passed away April 22, 2024 at Vitas Healthcare House. Barbara was born in Jersey City, NJ on February 7, 1934 to the late James and Marion (Thornton) Bryant and came to Florida from Iselin, NJ. She attended the Lutheran Church. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Gary and wife Julie Muench of Inverness; 2 brothers, Russell Bryant of Woodbridge, NJ and Neil Bryant of Lewes, DE; 1 sister, Marilyn Kilpatrick of Inverness; 4 grandchildren: Katrina, Kristl, Callie, and TJ; 1 great grandchild, Elena. She is also loved by many nieces and nephews She was predeceased by her husband, Howard Muench on December 16, 1998; her son, James Muench (June 2005); her daughter, Patricia Muench (October, 2010) There will be a visitation on Sunday, April 28th, from 3:00-5:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Burial will be at a later date in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness, FL


Mark Murzyn

Mark Murzyn, 71, Inverness, Florida
Mark Peter Murzyn, of Plymouth MA, passed away peacefully under Hospice care in Lecanto on Thursday, May 2, 2024. He was 71. Mark was born in Bridgeport CT to Theodore and Louise (Johnson) Murzyn. He graduated with a Bachelors degree from University of Connecticut in 1977, and worked for Walgreens for many years as a Registered Pharmacist and District Manager. Once he retired, Mark and his wife Mary Lou bought a winter home here in Inverness, Florida. They have been coming down here to spend their winters for the last seven years, and they attend Our Lady of Fatima while living here. Mark loved gardening, fishing, clamming, boating, playing cards, snowmobiling and ATVing, as well as get togethers with his Delaware Dawg (UConn) buddies, flipping houses on Cape Cod and Maine, and most of all, spending time with his family. Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 49 years Mary Lou (Yarros) Murzyn; his sons Matt Murzyn (Danielle) and Mike Murzyn (Tammy); brothers Joseph and Stephen Murzyn; and grandchildren Rileigh Andre and Jacob Murzyn. His family will hold a celebration of life at a later date back home in Plymouth MA.


Patricia Nichols

Patricia Nichols, 73, Hernando, Florida
Patricia Jean “Pat” Nichols, a caring sister, aunt, and friend passed away April 3, 2024 after a sudden decline in health while battling cancer. Pat was born on September 6, 1950 in Charleston, West Virginia to the late Frederick Lester and Leona Mae (Oxley) Nichols. In 1968 she graduated from Saint Albans High School in West Virginia. Recently, Pat retired as a general manager from Ace Hardware where she had worked for over 45 years. Pat spread joy and happiness wherever she went. Left to cherish her memory is her sister, Frances K. Harper and husband Ray of Inverness, FL; her brother Ronald Gale Nichols and wife Donna of Columbia, SC; her nieces: Pamela, Michelle and husband Lee, Rhonda and husband Charlie; her great nieces, Amber and Olive, and her great nephews, Cory and Justin. She was preceded in death by her sister, Brenda Faye Nichols and great nephew, David Ray Fernandez. A Celebration of Life will be held in her honor on May 25, 2024 at the Inverness Women’s Club, 1715 Forest Dr., Inverness, FL 34453, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.


Pamela Noel

Pamela Noel, 69, Hernando, Florida
Pamela Jean Noel, of Hernando, passed peacefully at home under Hospice, surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. She was 69. Pamela was born in Bloomington, Illinois to Bob and Patricia (Blaine) Deerwester. She was retired as a customer service specialist with State Farm Insurance. Pamela and her husband Curtis moved here in 2007 from Bloomington. She loved fixing things (sewing and crafts), and she loved to sing, which she did in the church choir while her kids were growing up. She was even known to go out and sing karaoke. Pamela also baked the best Texas sheet cake! She belonged to the Citrus Garden Club, and was a faithful protestant. Pamela was preceded in death by her loving husband Curtis in 2021, and by her brother David Deerwester. Those left to cherish her memory are her mother Patricia Deerwester, sisters Debbie (Charlie) DeBolt, Patty (Mark) Ballinger, and Carol (Steve) Mitchell; her children Chris and Mindy Noel of Normal, Illinois, and Stephanie Noel of Homosassa, Florida; and six grandchildren. A celebration of Pamela’s life will be held at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Friday April 26, 2024 at 11:00am. Her urn will be laid to rest with Curtis in the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that anyone wishing to send condolences instead make a donation to one of the following organizations in Pamala’s honor. • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation • American Cancer Society • Red Cross • Biker’s Against Trafficking


Brian Novak

Brian Novak, 70, Inverness, Florida
Brian R. Novak, of Inverness, passed away under Vitas Hospice care on Friday, June 7, 2024. He was 70. Brian was born in Dearborn, MI to Kenneth and Joanne (Griggs) Novak. He worked many years for the Ford Motor Company. Brian and his life partner, friend, and soulmate Cheryl Goode moved down here from Michigan in 2009, making this their winter home at first, then decided a few years later to make Florida their permanent home. His services will be private.


Charles O'Brien

Charles O'Brien, 90, Inverness, Florida
Charles E. O’Brien, age 90, Inverness, FL passed away April 22, 2024 at his residence. Charles was born in Brooklyn, NY on September 14, 1933 to the late George and Mary (Morris) O’Brien and came to this area in 1992. He was a retired Postal Service mail carrier and served our country in the U.S. Air Force. He is survived by his wife, Shirley O’Brien; 1 son, Bart O’Brien of Port St. Lucie, FL; 2 Daughters: Donna O’Brien, Lake Worth, FL and Deborah O’Brien of West Palm Beach, FL; 1 step son, Samuel Peters; 2 step daughters: Joanne Murphy and Elizabethea Spencer; 1 sister, Margaret Noble and several grandchildren. He was predeceased by a step son, Edward Peters and step daughter, Debbie Desomma. Following cremation, there will be a private burial in Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family.


Shirley O'Brien

Shirley O'Brien, 88, Inverness, Florida
Shirley A. O’Brien, of Inverness, passed away peacefully under Hospice Care in Lecanto on Thursday, May 2, 2024. She was 88. Shirley lived in New York City, until she relocated to Inverness Florida with four of her children. She was a Supervisor with the Department of Children and Families. Shirley (Mimi) is preceded in death by her previous husbands, Jack Peters (Papa) and James Adams (Jim). Sadly, her beloved husband, Charlie (Bops) passed only 10 days before Shirley. Shirley has also recently been preceded in death by her son, Ed (Eddie) Peters (survived by wife, Kari Peters) and daughter, Debbie (Sue) DeSomma (survived by husband, Gerard DeSomma). She is survived by her son, Sam Peters; daughters Elizabethea (Binky) Spence and Joanne Murphy. She is also survived by many grandchildren. Shirley will be laid to rest with her beloved husband Charlie in Florida National Cemetery.


Anne O'Reilly

Anne O'Reilly, 82, Lecanto, FL
Anne P. O'Reilly, 82, of Lecanto died Sunday, April 7th at Compass Rose of Citrus County under the care of Hospice. She was born April 22nd, 1941 in New York City to John and Carmela Bruno and moved to Citrus County in 1990 from Bayside, N.Y. She worked for Con Edison in Manhattan, where she met the love of her life, Ed. They were happily married for 28 years until Ed's passing in 2007. Anne was a die-hard N.Y. Mets fan. When she wasn't busy rooting for the Mets, she enjoyed volunteering at Citrus Memorial Hospital, playing Bingo and cards with her friends, and hunting for a good bargain. Survivors include her son, Anthony Pagnotta (Luisa), daughter, Linae O'Reilly (Chris), and granddaughter, Rylee. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed, and three brothers, Angelo Bruno, Nicholas Bruno, and Joseph Bruno. Her family wishes to sincerely thank the staff at Compass Rose of Citrus County for their unwavering and compassionate care of Anne over the years. Funeral Services are scheduled for Monday, April 15th at 11:00 AM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory with Fr. Michael Suszynski of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church officiating. Following cremation, her urn will be placed next to her husband in Florida National Cemetery


Francisco Padilla

Francisco A Padilla, 78, Inverness, FL
Francisco A. Padilla, Jr, 78, of Inverness, FL passed away Saturday, March 30, 2024 at his residence in Inverness. He was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on September 8, 1945 to the late Francisco A. Padilla and Lydia (Bobadilla) Padilla. Francisco was an ambulance driver and arrived in this area in 1999, coming from New York. He was Christian by faith, and loved fishing and camping. Francisco is survived by his children Angel Padilla, and Gabriel and Frances Padilla, both of Nevada. Brothers Juan and Louis Padilla, and sister Carman Padilla; and 5 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Winston Patton

Winston Patton, 87, Inverness, FL
Winston Allen Patton, 87 of Inverness, passed away April 9, 2024 at the HCA Ocala Regional Hospital. Winston was born in Gorman, Texas on October 19, 1936 to the late Jesse and Sally (Reid) Patton. He served his country in the US Navy for 20 years as an Aviation Electronics Technician, retiring as a Chief Petty Officer. Winston came to Citrus County in 2008 from New Port Richey, FL. He was also involved in Real Estate Development. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Inverness, Chief Petty Officers Association , Inverness Elks Lodge, Porsche Club of America, Mercedes Benz Club of Tampa Bay, Suncoast Jaguar Club, and the National Rifle Association. In his leisure time he enjoyed golfing. Left to cherish his memory are his son: Jeffrey A. Patton; his daughters: Teresa C. Renfroe of Thomaston, GA and Debbie Patton of Odessa, FL; 1 brother, Joe Don Patton; six grandchildren and several great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Nancy Patton in 2021 and his two sisters, Elizabeth Shaw and Barbara Fox. A Celebration of Life Service for Winston will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 9:30 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness with Pastor Byron Brown of the First Baptist Church of Inverness officiating. Burial will follow with full military honors at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to St. Jude’s Research Hospital for children.


John Payne

John Payne, 62, Citrus Springs, Florida
John B Payne, Jr, Age 62, Citrus Springs, FL John B. “Johnnie” Payne, Jr., passed away peacefully on April 24, 2024, surrounded by his family. He was a loving and caring son, husband, father, brother and friend. He will be sorely missed by many but will live on forever in our cherished memories. He was born to the late John B. and Minnie (Burke) Payne on April 14, 1962. He was the youngest of three children: Polly (Gene) Bray, deceased, and Sylvia Glascock (Andy Malcolmb - life partner). John graduated from Fauquier High School in 1980 where he met his high school sweetheart, Kathryn “Kathy” Sours. They married in April 1983. Together, they raised two sons: John B. Payne, III (Katie) and Zachary M. (Alexa) Payne. John started working at a very young age at his father’s business, Payne’s Restaurant. He was often seen standing on a milk crate so he could reach the cash register. John spent most of his career working as a defense contractor for the U.S. Airforce and Army. He was very honored to assist our country’s enlisted men and women. He had a great respect for those who served and sacrificed their lives for our freedom. John was well-known for his contagious humor and quick wit. He had a way of communicating and relating to others that made them feel comfortable and at ease. John had many hobbies including camping, fishing, playing drums, playing baseball from little league through high school, riding motorcycles and gardening. He was an avid sports fan – especially for the Washington Redskins. He spent 20 years on the waiting list to become a season ticketholder. John was a devoted father, known for his presence and coaching efforts at his children’s sporting events. His favorite place on earth was the beach and his greatest joy was spending time with his family. He had 5 grandchildren including: Harper, Charly, Roman, Lliam and Adelynn with another due in October named Zeke. He also loved his faithful friend and companion, Harley, a labrador retriever. At John’s request, there will be no funeral services. His family will have a celebration of life ceremony at a later date. In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation in his name to Disabled American Veterans (DAV).


Joyce Penrod

Joyce D Penrod, 78, Bushnell, FL
Joyce D. Penrod, 78, of Bushnell, FL passed away Thursday, May 16, 2024 at TGH Brooksville Hospital. She was born in Philadelphia, PA on December 11, 1945 to the late William F. and Goldie Ann (Hopkins) Lesser. Joyce was a C.N.A., and arrived in this area in 1974, coming from Toledo, OH. She was Christian by faith, and loved cooking. She also enjoyed gambling, playing bingo, and watching reality TV. Joyce was preceded in death by her loving husband, Lawrence Penrod in 2021, her Grandson Dontrae “Buddy” McRae, and 4 siblings, Fred Lesser, Carol Groff, Gail Lesser, and Frances Mary Parker. Survivors include her daughters Debbie (Joe) Spinoso of Bushnell, FL, Lisa (Rod) San Agustin of Land O Lakes, FL, and Michelle Berry of Bushnell, FL; sister Marilyn Sweeney; 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Wanda Preece

Wanda Preece, 75, Floral City, Florida
Wanda Sue Preece, of Floral City, passed away at HCA Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness on Thursday, March 28, 2024. She was 75. Wanda was born in Pikeville, KY to the late Chester and Pauline (Wolford) Preece. She moved to this area about ten years ago from Michigan. She was preceded in death by her sister Causby Tincher. Those who are left to cherish her memory are her brothers Chester Preece of Irons, MI and Kenneth Preece of Floral City; her brother-in-law Roy Tincher, Jr. of Floral City; and two grandchildren.


Marguerite Radke

Marguerite Radke, 78, Inverness, Florida
Marguerite Carmen Radke (“Marge”), of Inverness, passed away at her home under Hospice care. She was 78. Marge was born in Brooklyn, New York, but has been in this area since 1994. She worked as a Nursing Assistant, a Notary, and also a Business officer. Marge was a member of the Italian American Social Club of Citrus County as well as the Citrus County Women’s Bowling Association. She was also a member of First Lutheran Church of Inverness. Marge was preceded in death by her loving husband in 1999, Herman Radke and her brother Joe. Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter and son-in-law Lisa and Will Dougherty; her brothers, Michael Leo and Louis Leo; three grandchildren; and her partner Chris. Arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Cremation Care.


Lisa Reese

Lisa A Reese, 68, Inverness, FL
Lisa A. Reese, 68, of Inverness, FL passed away Thursday, June 6 at HPH Hospice House in Lecanto, FL. She was born in Olean, NY on January 30, 1956 to the late Mel and Ellie Flemming. Lisa was a cook at The Cove restaurant for over 20 years. She arrived in this area in the 1970’s coming from Largo, FL, and she enjoyed traveling. Lisa is survived by her loving husband of over 25 years, Brian Reese, and one sister Lori Hall. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Amanda Rochefort

Amanda Rochefort, 81, Brooksville, FL
Amanda Rochefort, age 81, Brooksville, FL passed away June 7, 2024 at the Tampa General Hospital in Brooksville. Amanda was born in New Bedfort, MA on April 9, 1943 to the late Joseph and Isabelle (Silvia) Cordeiro. She moved to Florida from Masschusetts over thirty years ago. She worked as a Librarian for the Hernando County Library System prior to retirement. Left to cherish her memory are 2 daughters: Michelle Chabot of Inverness and Ann Marie Paquette of Spring Hill, FL: 1 brother and sister, Joseph Cordeiro and Natalie Oliver; her granddaughter, Staff Sgt Phoebedeen Paquette, U.S. Army (now serving in Korea) No flowers please, donations to Citrus County Animal Shelter Private cremation arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory


Russell Ruvolo

Russell Ruvolo, 70, Inverness, Florida
Russell “Rusty” Ruvolo, of Inverness, passed away at his home on April 28, 2024. He was 70. Rusty was born on October 11, 1953 in Brooklyn, NY to parents: Russell and Ruth (Ferri) Ruvolo. Rusty was the fourth of eight children. He leaves behind siblings: Wayne, Lynne, Dana, Dionne, Rene, and Scott. Both parents and brother, Craig, preceded him in death. Rusty had one Son, Keith Ruvolo, of Virginia. Keith’s children are: Sean, Keith, Adelaide, and Niko. Rusty also had one daughter, Katrina Prue (husband Brenden Prue), of Florida. They have one son, Jayden. He leaves behind many loving family members and friends, as well as his loving partner of three years Dalane “Moki” Camacho. Rusty lived most of his life in Queens, NY. During his 55 years there he had a delivery service, drove a taxi, worked for Pepsi, Wise Potato Chips, and King Kullen Grocery Store. In 2009, shortly after the birth of his grandson, he moved to Florida to be near him. There he became the world’s best “Pop-Pop.” He truly loved being a grandfather. It gave his life a whole new meaning. Soon after moving to Florida he began working at the Inverness Walmart in the produce department, where he worked until his passing. His big boisterous personality, friendly smile, and eagerness to help made him hard to miss, and endeared him to many. Rusty was a drummer, and lover of music. He loved his motorcycle, and taking rides when the weather was cool. Most of all Rusty loved his family: his children, son-in-law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, brothers, sisters, and extended family. He loved his friends. He was a fierce protector of those he cared about. He loved to make people happy; he loved to make people laugh. Rusty will be remembered for many things that made him wonderful: his loud voice, giant presence, and unmatched sense of humor, as well as his big loving heart, and generous nature. To know him truly was to love him. He will deeply missed. We will keep him in our hearts forever until we see him again in paradise. (Revelation 21:3-5) There will be a celebration of Rusty’s life held on Saturday, May 25, 2024 at the Davis Funeral Home Chapel at 1:00pm. Arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Cremation Care 3075 S. Florida Avenue, Inverness FL 34450.


Carmen Santos

Carmen Santos, 89, Inverness, Florida
Carmen Santos, 89, of Inverness, FL passed away Saturday, June 8, 2024 at Vitas Hospice in Lecanto, FL. She was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico on November 4, 1934 to the late Feliciano and Andrea (Monagas) Santos. Carmen was a housekeeper for Union 1199 Hospital, and a Catholic by faith. She enjoyed cooking, animals, planting, and playing the lottery. Carmen was preceded in death by one son, José Delgado; brother Felix Santo; and sister Angela Santos. She is survived by one son, Edwin Sanchez; and one sister Maria Santos; 1 grandchild and 2 great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life for Carmen is scheduled for Saturday, June 22, 11:00 am at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family will be receiving in visitation from 10:00 am until the hour of service. Cremation with Care by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Paul Sasser

Paul Sasser, 91, Inverness, Florida
Paul Max Sasser, of Inverness, passed away under Hospice care in Lecanto on Thursday, May 16, 2024. He was 91. Paul was born in Brantley, AL to Jepp and Christine (King) Sasser. He served in the US Air Force during the Korean War and was stationed in Japan for three years. As a career, Paul worked for National Service Industries and worked his way up from route-man to Regional Vice President. He and LaVera moved here in 1988 from St. Pete, and have been active members of the Floral City Church of Christ. Those left to cherish Paul’s memory are his loving wife of 69 ½ years LaVera Sasser; his son Mike Sasser (Elaine) of Covington, GA; his daughters Paula Lancaster (Mike Smith) of Maryland, NY and Dianne Cates (Mikell) of Savannah, GA; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held for Paul on Sunday, May 26, 2024 at 2:00 pm, with full military honors, at the funeral home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Burial will take place at a later date at the Sasser Church of Crist Cemetery in Brantley, AL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations please be made in his memory to the Wounded Warriors Family Support 11218 John Galt Blvd #103, Omaha, NE 68137, or to the Floral City Church of Christ. Arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Cremation Care.


Franklin Scholl

Franklin A Scholl, 90, Beverly Hills, FL
Today on June 17, 2024 Franklin Arthur Scholl Sr. originally from Mattituck Long Island NY, passed away at the young age of 90. He was surrounded by his family and those that loved him. He left behind his wife Margaret Ann Scholl and his children Franklin Jr., Barbara, Phillip, Steven, Katherine, Madeleine, Edward, John and LauraBeth, and his nephew Ernest along with nineteen grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. He was a hard worker with his father at the Hampton Bays Supply Co. for many years. He loved to see the world and lived for a time in Georgia, Paraguay and Florida. You will be missed. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL


Donald "Don" H. Sells

Donald "Don" H. Sells, 97, Inverness, FL
May 4, 1927-June 5, 2024 Donald H. Sells, age 97, a carpenter, was called home by the Master Carpenter, Jesus, on June 5, 2024. Born on May 4, 1927 in Johnstown, PA to Samuel Hershell and Theresa Henrietta (Schieman) Sells; he was raised in Akron, Ohio. Donald, with his father, moved to Tallmadge, Ohio where he met and married the love of his life, Helen Harmon. “For better or worse, for richer or poorer, in good times and bad,” the love continued for over seventy-seven years. This love produced three daughters: Julie Fusco, Donna Barnes, Deborah Barnes and one son: Michael Ryan Sells. Donald’s story continued when he and his family moved to Inverness, Florida in1961 to open a fish camp on the Withlacoochee River. He loved to fish, gig frogs, hunt turkeys, catch turtles on trout lines and ride the river on the airboat (not bad for a city boy). He evolved into a carpenter, framing many homes in and around Inverness. Together, with his partner Joe Duteau, his friend of 60 years, built many homes as “Homes by Broyhill”. Donald was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Averill Ramsey, his brother David Sells and his son Michael. His legacy continues with 9 grandchildren: James (Shanda) Barnes, Heather (Doug) Wylie, David (Melissa) Barnes, Tiffany (Chris) Sherman, Michael (Jami) Barnes, Gina Barnes, Anthony Fusco, Robert (Alisha) Barnes and Michele Sells. His line is further enhanced by 19 great grandchildren and 17 great-great grandchildren. He loved spending time with his family, watching the grandbabies run and play at his feet and enjoying outings in his community. He was a Charter member of Inverness Elk 2522 and a member of Mended Hearts. As a member of Hernando Methodist Church, his carpentry skills continued to meet the numerous needs of the church. The ladies of the church will attest to the fact that his hugs, of which he was renowned, will be sadly missed. A memorial service will be held at Hernando United Methodist Church on June 17, 2024 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Donald’s name to the church or Vitas Healthcare of Lecanto (Hospice). Cremation with Care provided by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home.


M. Cynthia Seyerle

M. Cynthia Seyerle, 87, Inverness, Florida
M. Cynthia Seyerle, of Inverness, passed away surrounded by family at HCA Citrus Memorial Hospital on Friday, April 5, 2024. She was 87. Cynthia was born in Los Angeles, CA, and was a graduate of Hamilton High School. In her younger years she was cast in many different shows/movies as an extra and was proud to have been a part of the Screen Extras Guild, a member of the Deseret Theatrical Artists Club, and in having sang in the Southern California Mormon Choir. She was a teacher’s aide with the Wilsona School District where she worked with children with speech impediments and assisted the Theater Director with planning and executing the school plays. During that time Cynthia was a columnist for the Foothill News where she wrote many “Whispering Winds” articles in her pen name, Walks Babbling. She later served as a volunteer in the Cancer Center at the West Jefferson Medical Center in Marrero, Louisiana. Cynthia loved horses and dogs and was quite the equestrian back in her prime. She often shared pictures and stories of when she showed both horses and Collies. Cynthia loved her family dearly, and enjoyed doing anything with them: playing games, watching movies, going camping, out to eat, etc. She was a proud mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother. Cynthia was preceded in death by her husband David Tjulander, her brother Grenade Curran, and her grandson James William Tjulander. Those left to cherish her memory are her sons Mike (Mellodie) Tjulander of Inverness, Florida, Rick (Joanne) Tjulander of Prineville, Oregon, John Tjulander of Thousand Oaks, California, and her daughter Carol Lynne Tjulander of Kenner, Louisiana; twelve grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. A Celebration of Life will be held for Cynthia at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 3474 W. Southern Street, Lecanto, FL. 34461, on April 20th at 2:00 p.m. EST.


James Shepherd

James Shepherd, 78, Floral City, Florida
James Allen Shepherd, of Floral City, died on Tuesday, April 30, 2024 in Inverness. He was 78; born in Milwaukee, WI to Loren and Thelma (Magray) Shepherd. He served in the US Marine Corp and served most of his time in Vietnam. He loved fishing and camping, and leaves behind his loving wife Mari-Jo Shepherd and two brothers.


Noelle Sherman

Noelle Sherman, 23, Citrus Springs, FL
Noelle Mae Sherman, 23 of Citrus Springs, FL, passed away unexpectedly on April 23rd, 2024. Noelle was born on December 28th, 2000, in Ocala, FL and was a resident of Citrus County. You could always find Noelle with a smile on her face and a laugh that filled the room. Noelle had a fondness for the beach and an undeniable love for animals. Car rides with loud music was her therapy, and if you spent time with her, surely you went on at least one. She was doing just that…on the way to the beach when God scooped her up. We will never know why it was her time, but we know she is dancing freely with no pain or sorrow for eternity. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Mason and Raven Bilodeau; father, Christopher Sherman and his wife Tiffany, and mother Kathye Householder; siblings,Taylor Cook, Monica Sherman, Mika Mendez, and Donovan Sherman; maternal grandparents, Roger and Cindy Householder; and many loving uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends. Cremation with care arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL.


G. Veronica Skrzipietz

G. Veronica Skrzipietz, 80, Inverness, FL
G. Veronica Skrzipietz, 80, of Inverness, FL passed away Monday, May 6, 2024 at Vitas Hospice in Lecanto, FL. She was born in Helsinki, Finland on July 15, 1943 to the late Klaus K. and Gerda (Frankenhaeuser) Ahola. Veronica was Lutheran by faith and loved her Finnish ancestry. She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Horst W. Skrzipietz. She was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Narling, and survived by a sister, Micaela Lappalainen of Helsinki. Veronica’s urn will be laid to rest at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, FL at a later date. Cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Peter Smith

Peter Smith, 85, Homosassa, FL
Peter Frederick Smith, age 85, Homosassa, FL passed away at home on April 26, 2024. Mr Smith was born in Jamaica, New York on November 1, 1938 to the late Laurens and Ruth (Nielson) Smith and came to this area 26 years ago from Higganum, Ct. He worshipped at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Lecanto. Before moving to Florida, he retired from the telecommunications industry following 30 years of service and served our country in the U.S. Army. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 62 years, Carole Lauer Smith; 2 children: Steven (Christi) Smith from Decatur, AL and Leslie (Mark) Hobbs of Sharps Chapel, TN; His daughter in law, Lezlie Smith, widow of the late Christopher Smith; 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. He was also predeceased by a brother, Warren and one of the grandchildren. A Military Graveside Service is scheduled for Friday, May 3rd at 2:00 PM from Florida National Cemetery. Following that service, family and friends will return to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Lecanto for a Celebration of Life Service beginning at 4:00 PM. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family.


Sally Smith

Sally Smith, 93, Inverness, Florida
Sally Ann Smith, of Inverness, passed away on Monday, June 3, 2024. She was 93. Sally was born in Rock Island, IL to James R. and Henrietta (Obermeier) Townsend on Oct. 19, 1930. As a young girl she helped out in her grandmother’s bakery. When her Mom and Dad opened a small grocery store she helped out there too. Sally met her husband Dale at a roller-skating rink in the late 1940’s. They were married on Aug. 31, 1951 and had two children: Steven of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Shelley Rogers (Dale) of Union Grove, WI. Sally and Dale enjoyed roller skating with the kids and playing cards with friends. She was known to say she would rather go skating than eat. They both shared a love for dogs and animals in general and always had one or more running around. Sally was an avid reader. They lived in Rock Island, Ill. until 1964. In 1964 they moved to Racine Wisconsin. Sally was a stay-at home mom until her kids were in school. She then was employed as a teller at M&I Bank in Racine, WI. They resided there until they moved to Inverness Florida, in 1998. Some of her hobbies were crocheting, fishing with Dale and the kids, entering craft fairs with various items she would make, such as afghans, baby sweater sets, Kleenex holders, etc. She would take one of her grandchildren with her. She loved playing her organ, and she even tried her hand at ceramics and was pretty good at it. And BOY did she love to shop! Sally was a great cook and always had a balanced meal on the table. She loved to go to church with her family. Sally loved her family so very much, and was very devoted to them and her grandchildren. She enjoyed spending quality time with them. Sally and Dale retired and moved to the Inverness area about 27 years ago from Racine, WI. Those left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 73 years Dale Smith, her son Steven Smith and her daughter Shelley Rogers (Dale); Grandchildren Jody Spiegelhoff (Brad), Brian Rogers (Trish), Jennifer Okon (Richard); 8 great grandchildren, Sari, Hannah, Abby, Destiny (Alex), Michael, Hunter, Logan, Wyatt and Great-Great grandson, Koda. Sally will be greatly missed by her family and all that knew her. We wish to thank Citrus Hospital, Avante Nursing and Rehab, and Vitas Healthcare Hospice for their care.


David Tapley

David A Tapley, 63, Lecanto, FL
David A. Tapley, 63, of Lecanto, FL passed away Monday, March 25, 2024 at his residence in Lecanto. He was born in Ft. Myers, FL on March 12, 1961 to the late Carl and Elizzabeth (Cochran) Tapley. David was a truck driver for a trash company, and arrived in this area in 1967 coming from Sanford, FL. He enjoyed riding horses, spending time outdoors, and car racing. David is survived by his siblings, Steven C. Tapley, Donna Beville, and Sharon K. Tatum. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Rose Valent

Rose Valent, 95, Floral City, FL
Rose Valent ("Rootbeer Rosie"), 95, of Floral City, Florida, passed away on April 20, 2024. She was born on December 23, 1928 in Tamaqua, PA. Rose, known for her love of singing spiritual songs with the Calvary Chapel singers at local nursing homes and her devotion to the Rosary at Our Lady of Fatima, will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Rose is survived by her 3 daughters: Roseann Straub of The Villages, Diane Valent of Inverness, and Mary Ellen Valent-Keane and husband Brian Keane of Alpha, NJ; 1 son Martin Valent and wife Ana Valent of Hillside, NJ; 8 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her infant son Jackie Valent, her husband John (Jack) Valent, and her partner Albert Giacchi. During her career, Rose worked as a waitress for 30 years in Somerville and Bound Brook, NJ. She was an active member of TOPS #373 Inverness and found joy in her involvement with the organization. Rose found solace in her faith and attended services at Floral City Baptist, Our Lady of Fatima, and Calvary Baptist. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. The family extends their gratitude to all the staff at The Grove Health and Rehab and HPH Hospice for their compassionate care during Rose's final days.


Willem Verhoef

Willem Verhoef, 74, Inverness, FL
Willem “Will” Verhoef, age 74, Inverness. FL passed away March 23, 2024 in the HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital. Mr. Verhoef was born in Zaandam, Netherlands on October 23, 1949 to the late Willem and Gerdiena Laurina Verhoef. He was a seasonal resident of Inverness, FL. Back in his homeland, he was an owner and operator of an aluminum anodizing factory and an entrepreneur of other businesses as well. He and his family attended the Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church in Lecanto. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Slootweg “Nell” Verhoef; 2 children: Petra Leene and her husband Marco of Crystal River, FL and Joel Verhoef and his wife Rosalie of Bonaire, Lesser Antillees; 4 grandchildren. Graveside services are scheduled for Wednesday, April 3rd at 2:00 PM at the Oak Ridge Cemetery of Inverness with Pastor Ray Cortese officiating. There will be a Celebration of Life scheduled by the family at a later date. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.


Lynne Wells

Lynne Wells, 78, Inverness, FL
Lynne Gowan Wells, age 78, Inverness, FL passed away at home on June 7, 2024 under the care of her loving family and HPH Hospice. A native of Morganton, NC, she was born March 8, 1946 to the late William and Mildred (Lackey) Gowan and came to this area in 2002 from Memphis, TN. She was of the Catholic Faith. Left to cherish her memory is her husband, David Wells; 1 daughter, Ashley Wells Montgomery of Orange Park, FL; 1 sister, Pam Partrich of Colorado Springs, Colorado; 1 grandchild, Katie Wells. She was also much loved by her nieces and nephews Following cremation, she will be laid to rest in the Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, FL . Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Nancy Whigham

Nancy Whigham, 89, Inverness, FL
Nancy Brightman Whigham, age 89, Inverness, FL passed away March 23, 2024 under the care of HPH Hospice. Nancy was born in Montgomery, AL on January 23, 1935 to the late Chalmers and Mary Ann (McWhorter) Whigham and moved to Citrus County in 1990 from Largo, FL. She retired as a Home Economist in the County Extension Service and was a faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness. A true treasure to family and friends. She will be greatly missed. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled on Friday, March 29th at 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. The Rev. Lou Ellen Hartley will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness, FL


Joseph Wieland

Joseph K Wieland, 69, Floral City, FL
Joseph Kaess Wieland, born in Cleveland, Ohio passed away at the age of 69 after living a full life driven by his love of tanks, planes, boats, guns and history, as well as his family, friends and animals. He had fought a long hard battle with cancer and passed away at Joe’s Point, a property that has been in the family since the 1960’s, in Floral City, FL on Thursday, May 16th, 2024. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 35 years Nancy Wieland (Barr), their son Skylor Wieland (Victoria Rutenbeck Wieland), and their grand-daughter Hanna Weintrobe. He is also survived by his brothers, Mark Wieland (Erica Jablon Wieland) and David Wieland (Elise Davis), his sister Lisa Hill (Thomas Hill), and brothers, Frank and Chris Marzillo. He will be received in Heaven by his mom and dad, Helen and Joe Wieland, his son Chris Kinkaid and loving dog Maggie. Along with his two lifelong friends, John McGettrick and Donnie Adams. Joe started a lifelong love of aviation as a young boy in the Civil Air Patrol through which he was able to earn his pilot’s license, a hobby which would stick with him for the rest of his life. Joe was a proud military veteran. He started his military service at the young age of 17, where he would be known as Sergeant Joseph Wieland and would serve as a Tank Commander in the Third Armored Division 1st Battalion 32nd Armored Regiment (Bandits). Joe worked a myriad of unique jobs including working on a ocean going tug boat, training guard dogs, filling coolant towers, owning a Pawn Shop and working with fuel tanks. He retired from Pinellas County Schools after 8 years as Night Foreman in Plant Operations. During the Great American Teach-In he would give the students an aviation lesson and inspire all the young pilots in the room. After retirement, he leaned into his love of animals spending his days working part time at the Pasadena Pet Motel, where he fell in love with Charles, Nancy and Joe’s golden corgi rescue. Joe will be greatly missed by the many lives he touched. Military Honors will be rendered at Florida National Cemetery on Friday, June 14, 2024 at 3:00 pm with V.F.W. Post 4337 officiating. Friends may gather at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Friday at 1:00 pm to fellowship with the family. The procession will depart for the cemetery promptly at 2:15 pm.


Lamar Williamson

Lamar F Williamson, 64, Inverness, FL
Lamar Frank Williamson, of Inverness, passed away under Hospice care at his home. He was 64. Lamar was a Florida boy thru and thru, having been born in Dunedin, to Frank Lloyd and Dorothy Ellen (Worsham) Williamson, and he was their only child. He was a commercial fisherman for many years, and he spent his free time hunting, fishing, and racing. Lamar has lived in this area since the early 1970’s, having moved up here from Odessa. Those left to cherish Lamar’s memory are his sons Kyle Lamar Williamson (Kara) and Andy Williamson (Cristy), all of Inverness; step-son Albert Kersey (Brianne); daughter Heather Fritzinger (Will) of Floral City; and eleven grandchildren. The family will have a gathering at the Davis Funeral Home on Saturday, June 29, 2024 starting at 10am, then continuing a Celebration of Life at the Tillis Hill Recreational Center 9231 Trail 13, Inverness, Fl 34452. Cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Cremation with Care 3075 S. Florida AVE Inverness FL 34450.


Albert Wisnewski

Albert Wisnewski, 85, Inverness, FL
Albert Wisnewski, Sr. passed away at Rosecastle of Citrus in Lecanto on Thursday June 6, 2024. He was 85. Albert was born in Queens, NY to Francis and Margaret (Ofulcher) Wisnewski. He served in the US Army as a parachutist, and later he owned and operated a wholesale battery outlet. Albert and his late wife moved here to this area more than 45 years ago, and enjoyed RV traveling, and truly enjoyed his family especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was an extremely laid back kind of guy. Albert was preceded in death by his loving wife Joanne Wisnewski, his twin sister Alberta, his brother Francis, and two grandsons, Albert Dalton Wisnewski and Justin David Chappell. Those left to cherish his memory are his sons Albert Wisnewski, Jr. (Christine) of Crystal River and Michael Wisnewski of Bushnell; daughters Diane Chappell (Marty) of Inverness and Debra Barker (Bill) of Inverness; his sisters Margo, who lives in Georgia and Ginger, who lives in NJ; eleven grandchildren; two great grandchildren Austin Chappell and Brayden Chappell; and lots of nieces and nephews. Private arrangements are under the care of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Joan Ruth Yerka

Joan Ruth Yerka, 92, Floral City, FL
Joan Ruth (Freitag) Yerka, August 16, 1931 – May 9, 2024. Joan Yerka, beloved mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away peacefully on May 9, 2024 at the age of 92. Joan was born on August 16, 1931 in Camden, New Jersey to the late John and Sarah Armstrong. She was one of three sisters. She married the love of her life, Albert Freitag, in 1950 and had two sons. They settled in Turnersville, NJ. After the death of her first husband, she later married William Yerka. They moved to Floral City, Florida and made Singing Forest their home. Joan is preceded in death by her two husbands, her grandson, Jacob Freitag and great grandson, Justin Freitag, as well as her two sisters, Claire Michaels and Jacqueline Moore. She is survived by her two sons, Albert (Christine) Freitag and John (Barbara) Freitag. Her grandchildren: John Robert (Stephanie) Freitag, Chad Freitag, Mallory Freitag-Hejja(Gregory), and Ross Freitag, as well as several great grandchildren. She also leaves behing many cherished friends. Joan was outspoken, outrageous and never met a stranger. She will be deeply missed. Services for Joan will be in New Jersey, where she will be interred at the Eglington Cemetery in Clarksboro, NJ, beside her husband, Albert. Local arrangements are under the care of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Carol Yule

Carol A Yule, 72, Lecanto, FL
Carol A. Yule, 72, of Lecanto, FL passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at The Reserve at Citrus in Lecanto. She was born in Secaucus, NJ on May 30, 1951 to the late Leroy and Dorla (Lamphaer) Gebhardt. Carol graduated from the New York Utica State Hospital as a Registered Nurse in 1972 and was employed as a RN for over 50 years, more than 40 years of which were at Seven Rivers Community Hospital, starting with its opening in 1979 until her retirement. Survivors include her husband, John Yule; sons, John Curtis Yule of Jordanville, NY; Adam Yule of Tucson, AZ; and her grandchildren: Nathan, Ava and Abraham. Carol was highly skilled in all areas of nursing and had many roles over the years as well serving as a mentor to many of her colleagues. Her compassion for others and professional dedication was admired by all. She always led by example and there were no tasks too big or too small – all were seen by Carol to be vitally important to patients and their families. Carol (Methodist by Faith) will be laid to rest in Scio, NY along side her adopted mother and father, whom she dearly loved and was so thankful for. Although Carol is no longer with us, her legacy will live on through her many deeds of kindness and love for her children, grandchildren and friends. May she “Rest in Peace”, knowing she was loved and that she made a difference in so many lives. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.