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Virginia Aldrich

Virginia H Aldrich, 79, Floral City, FL
Virginia “Ginny” Hermion Aldrich, 79 of Floral City, FL passed away unexpectedly, May 15, 2022. She was born September 23, 1942 in Los Angeles, CA and has been a resident of Citrus County, FL since 1992, previously residing in Hastings and Grand Rapids, MI. Ginny was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a member of and loved her church, First Baptist Church of Wahoo, Bushnell FL. She had a magnetic personally that drew people to her; everyone she met she considered a friend. She was a natural caregiver (family, friends, the elderly) and always wanted to help others in need including rescuing and homing many pets over her lifetime. She was a member of the VFW, Eagles, Moose, and American Legion. She was a wonderful seamstress and enjoyed anything to do with gardening, birds, and nature. Ginny is survived by her children, Donald Aldrich, Pamela (Shaun) Davis, Scott Aldrich, Shannon (Joe) D'Agostino; grandchildren and great grandchildren, Mike and Staci, James and Kelsey, Grant and Tatiana, Bryce, Raegen, Barrett and Beckham, Jacob, Frederick, Jessica, Joseph, Jr., Justin, John and Gino; her siblings, Patrick “Lee” Jernigan and Colleen Hidlery. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry "Skip" Aldrich, son, Michael Aldrich, grand daughter, Makayala Johnson, long time friends and companions, Lori Jones and Lowell Waller, parents, Marvin D. Smith and Eleanor G. Korness, and brother, Frederick Jernigan. A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church of Wahoo, Bushnell, FL at 11:00 AM, Saturday, June 4, 2022 with a visitation beginning at 10:00AM. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in her name to the Humane Society and the First Baptist Church of Wahoo. Cremation entrusted to Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory


Patricia Allen

Patricia A Allen, 78, Spring Hill, FL
Patricia Ann Allen 78, of Spring Hill, formerly of Inverness, passed away May 4, 2022 at the Sturgill Hospice House in Brooksville, FL. Pat was born on November 11, 1943, in Astoria, NY, to the late Charles Stone and Mary Ann (Brenner) Stone. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Charles, and her loving husband of 44 years, Wendell. Pat grew up in Franklin Square on Long Island and graduated from Valley Stream North High School. She obtained her B.S. in Elementary Education from State University of New York College at Oswego. She taught in Syracuse, NY; Berkley, CA, Pacifica, CA, and Citrus County, FL. Pat obtained her certification in ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) from Florida State University. During her 40 year teaching career she taught kindergarten through 8th grade at various times. She retired from Citrus Springs Elementary School after teaching first grade there for 20 years. Pat was also active as a union president in California and was negations spokesperson in Florida. Since retiring she was Secretary for the Citrus Eagles Auxiliary for 7 years. She also loved to read and travel. Left to mourn her are her sons: Charles and his wife Karen and Robert; and her granddaughter Karlie Karish and her husband Barrett; her 2 great grandsons: Luke and Jude; as well as her many Eagle, Elks and teaching friends. Charles and Robert will be reaching out through Pat’s Facebook for any additional information on services or gatherings. Catholic Prayer Services for Pat and Wendell are scheduled for Saturday, May 14th at 1:30 PM from Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Burial will be private in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness


Louise Aneiro

Louise C Aneiro, 81, Crystal River, FL
Louise C. Aneiro from Crystal River, Florida, departed this world for Heaven on May 5, 2022, at HPH Hospice in Lecanto, Florida. Louise was born on November 18, 1940, to Ruth Elizabeth Mosley and William Dickinson in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Louise was the wife of the late Edward Aneiro. The couple began their first little restaurant in northern New York. In the early 1980’s, Louise and Ed moved to Florida, first residing in the Keys, then making their way north to Citrus County, Florida, where they lived the remainder of their lives. Louise worked for the St. Petersburg Times for several years until the opening of a second restaurant named the “Rusty Duck”, located in Lecanto. Louise was a talented, self-taught chef who took great pride in the quality and presentation of her delicious meals, cooked to order from scratch. She was adventurous with her cooking, creating dishes she knew would excite the palates of her guests, and would name the dish after them! Louise incorporated many tastes from other countries on her seemingly endless menu that was augmented with a daily special board, offering another six or more items! Everything she cooked was delicious; her 32 ounce prime rib, her lobster bisque and secret pink bleu cheese dressing, were a few on the the well known tastes of the “Rusty Duck”! Louise sold the restaurant in 2016 after 27 years of service. She was pleased that it’s thriving with new ownership under the name of “Katch Twenty Two”! Louise was also adventurous in travel. She loved to drive and go anywhere. She and her late husband traveled all over the United States in their motor home, as well as visiting several countries in Europe. Louise leaves two loving children: James Andrews and his wife Ann Hitt of Crestline, California; and a daughter, Tammy Kfoury of Pelham, NH; five beloved grandchildren: Tess and Vivi Hitt of Crestline, CA; Phillip Prescott and wife Lynn, of Hudson, New Hampshire; Nikolas Kfoury of Goffstown, New Hampshire; and Alexandra Kfoury of Pelham, New Hampshire. Louise also was blessed with two great grandsons, Armand and Samuel Prescott of Hudson, NH. Louise was predeceased in death by her loving husband, Ed and her brother Walter Carr from Dracut, Massachusetts. She is survived by her beloved sister, Donna and husband Dennis Keefe of Dracut Massachusetts; and a brother, William C. Dickinson and wife Julia, of Winter Springs, Florida. Our family would also like to acknowledge, Louise’s beloved cousins, Nancy Adams, Doris Mosley, and Fredrick Mosley, as well as the family of her late husband, the Aneiros. Lastly, Louise has left many, many friends. Numerous restaurant guests became her good friends. She made it a practice to go into the dining room each evening to greet people. Also, Louise was incredibly blessed with several friends from an ongoing bible study group for over 20 years, in addition to many special employees, who remained close after the sale of the restaurant. During her illness, she always had friends visiting and letting her know she was loved & also the special care by the HPH staff. Louise’s children do not live in Florida, and would like to thank each and every friend that allowed us the gift of knowing our Mom was not alone. This meant so much to us when we were not able to be there. Your kindness and love will never be forgotten! God bless you all! A Memorial Service will be held for Louise on June 25, 2022 at 11:00 A.M., Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church, 4221 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy., Lecanto, Fl. 34461. Cremation With Care entrusted to Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory


Gayleen Baxter

Gayleen S Baxter, 70, Floral City, FL
Gayleen Sue Baxter 70 years, of Floral City, passed away May 1, 2022, at Bravera Health in Brooksville, FL. She was born August 2, 1951 in Kankakee, IL to the late Sherill Darlington and Anne Bagley. She has been a resident of Floral City for the last 5 years, previously residing in Sydney, FL for 40 years. A loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, she also enjoyed ceramics. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her brothers; David and Joey. Left to cherish her memory are, her loving husband of 50 years Orten Thomas Baxter; 1 son; Orten A. Baxter (Sharleen) 1 daughter; Tiffany Baxter, 2 sisters; Sherry and Elizabeth, and 5 grandchildren. Cremation with care under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home.


Charles Benke

Charles A Benke, 87, Homosassa, Florida
Charles A. Benke, 87 years, passed away April 5, 2022. He was born November 11, 1934, in Chicago, IL, to the late, Elmer Emil and Catherine D. (Sedore) Benke. Mr. Benke was an Offset Pressman, in the printing industry, retiring after 39 years. He has been a resident of Homosassa since 2004, previously residing in Grand Junction, MI. He was a loving and devoted, husband, father, and grandfather, a member of the American Legion, Post Commander, Grand Junction, MI and also a member of the NRA. Mr. Benke was quite accomplished in everything he did throughout his life. He had a photographic memory, built their home from the ground up, and there was nothing he set his mind too, that was left unfinished. He was predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Shirley Benke and his parents, Elmer and Catherine Benke. Left to cherish his memory are his children: Scott Charles Benke, Gulf Port, FL, Debra Jean Overton, Grand Junction, MI, and Susan Marie Newkirk, Homosassa, FL, his sister; Donna Jean Zeug, Orland Park, IL, also survived by 2 grandchildren: David Charles and Michelle Overton. Graveside services for Charles will be conducted on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 2:00 PM at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, with full military honors presented by Floral City VFW Post #7122. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness from 12:00 PM until the procession leaves for the cemetery at 1:15 PM.


Linda Bennett

Linda Bennett, 74, Inverness, FL
Linda Bennett, 74, passed away May 20, 2022, at the New Horizon Senior Living Facility, after an extended battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born in Brooksville, Florida and grew up in Inverness. Linda is predeceased by her husband, Bill Bennett, her parents, Hazel and Dusty Szafranski, and her son, Daren Sherman. She is survived by her daughter, Terri Sherman, two grandchildren, LeAnn (Mike) Larabee and Bobby Breeden; 3 great grandchildren, Oliver, Jayden and Caroline Larabee, all of West Virginia; her sister, MaryAnn (Tony) Boline, Mayo, FL; her brother, Bob Szafranski, Largo, FL; two nephews, Kevin Ogden, Mike Szafranski, and her beloved cousins, Jan Rolph, Pam Harris, Wanelle Scott, Denzel Rolph, and Greg Mathis. Linda requested that there be no service. Private arrangements under the care of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


RoseMarie Boone

RoseMarie Boone, 92, Inverness, FL
RoseMarie Boone, age 92, Inverness, FL went to be with her Savior on May 18, 2022 at home under the loving care of her family and Vitas Hospice. She was born in Canton, OH on December 22, 1929 to the late Arthur J. and Pauline (Daniels) Muzzy and came to this area from Miami in 1980. She owned and operated RoseMarie’s Home Medical Supply in Beverly Hills for 25 years. A devout Catholic, she was a long time communicant at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, active in the Catholic Women’s Club, Rosary Makers, Respect Life Committee, Bingo Committee and office help. Left to mourn her loss are 4 children: Dianne Marie Paris of Inverness, FL; Charles Joseph Boone of Homestead, FL; Daniel John Boone of Inverness, FL; Jane Marie Boone of Inverness, FL; 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son years ago, Paul Arthur Boone as well as 3 sisters: Joan Pauline Miller, Rita Ann Miller, and Donna Louise Tunstead. There will be a visitation at the Charles E. Davis Funeral Home on Thursday, June 2, 2022 from 10:00 AM until noon where The Holy Rosary will be recited at 11:00 AM followed by a Eulogy given by her children. The funeral procession will depart the funeral home at 12:00 PM and arrive at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 12:30 PM. Fr. Timothy Cummings will be the Celebrant. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness, FL. In lieu of flowers, it was RoseMarie’s wish that donations be sent to Citrus County Right To Life, 519 Cabot St., Inverness, FL 34452


Jennifer Bossert

Jennifer R Bossert, 35, Inverness, FL
Jennifer Renea Bossert, 35, of Inverness, FL, passed away on Monday, June 13th, 2022 at the Ocala Regional Hospital. Jennifer was born on September 6, 1986 in Seymour, Indiana, moving to Citrus County in 1999. She was a stay at home mom that worked as a home writer for a home inspection company. If you knew Jennifer, you would have loved her. She was an incredibly happy spirit who loved to make everyone laugh. She loved trail riding, swimming, boating, and riding motorcycles with her husband and friends, but she enjoyed spending time with her kids most of all. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 11 years (together for over 20 years), Jeremy Gary Vincent Bossert, Sr.; her children: Abigail Ann Renea Bossert, Allison Barbara Ann Bossert, and Jeremy Gary Vincent Bossert, Jr., all of Inverness; her parents: mother, Barbara (Franklin) Pray and husband John Pray; father, Ronald Duppree Pack and wife Cynthia Pack; and her brother: Daniel Lee Pack; her sisters: Tonya Ann Morse, Brittiany Pack and Amanda Baer; and several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life gathering of family and friends for Jennifer will be held on Sunday, July 3rd, 2022 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Carol Bouldin

Carol M Bouldin, 68, Hernando, FL
Carol Montgomery Bouldin, 68, of Hernando, FL, passed away surrounded by her family on June 13, 2022 at the HPH Citrus Hospice House in Lecanto. Carol was born in Benton, KY on May 1, 1954 to Thomas and Carol Janet (Herndon) Montgomery, who both survived her. She lived in Herndon, Virginia from 1975 to 2010, retiring from the Central Intelligence Agency after 36 years working in data management. Carol was lucky enough to have two great loves in her life: the first being Kenneth Johnson who passed away in 1997; and she found love again with her surviving husband and best friend, Robert “Bob” Bouldin. Carol will be forever missed by her son, Sean Johnson and his wife, Jennifer of Alexandria, VA; her stepdaughters, Amy Bouldin of Chapel Hill, NC, and Brooke Love and husband, Jayson of Willow Spring, NC. Her stepsons, Matthew Johnson and wife, Mary Catherine of Berkley, CA, and Cory Johnson of Huntington Beach, CA; her brothers, Keith Montgomery and his late wife, Julie of Wiggins, MS, and Steve Montgomery and his wife, Connie of Lexington, KY; best friend, Sheila Brautigam of Monroe, GA. Carol was “Gigi” to her grandchildren whom she loved dearly: Audrey, Abigail, Duncan, Georgia, Max, and Cole; Aunt to nieces, Ashley Johnson and her husband, David of Wiggins, MS (Trent and Addison), and Kelly Montgomery of Lexington, KY; and nephew Chad Montgomery and his wife, Mary of Nashville, TN; devoted to her kitten, Tiki, who never left her side. And countless other close friends. Carol leaves a tremendous legacy of someone who constantly brought joy, laughter, warmth, curiosity, and endless conversation to the lives of everyone around her. Her enthusiasm and uplifting personality was contagious. Carol never met a stranger and had the ability to make anyone feel welcome. She was a fearless warrior, tackling all of life’s ups and downs, and made the best of any situation right up until the very end with her positive attitude. Carol would often be found riding on the back of she and Bob’s motorcycle, and could easily be spotted in bright, sparkly colors, sporting something with the Harley Davidson emblem, and prolific beautiful jewelry that she very likely made herself. She was the most loving and supportive mom, wife, stepmom, grandmother, sister, friend, aunt, and dollar game winner. She had numerous hobbies and passions that included scrapbooking/card-making, shopping with friends, planning motorcycle rides with Bob and friends, organizing sunset get togethers the first Sunday of each month, gardening, being a member of the New Comers group of Citrus County, meeting monthly with her Stampin’ Divas, spending time learning and exploring anything and everything, and traveling with, and to see, friends and family. Cremation with care entrusted to Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Shern Bowcock

Shern M Bowcock, 70, Hernando, FL
Shern Mae Bowcock, age 70, Hernando, FL passed away on June 4, 2022 in Ocala at Cate’s House (Hospice) in Ocala. Shern was born in Richmond, VA on March 24, 1952 to Leroy and Annie Madison. She spent many years as a commercial truck drive and was an entertainer on the karaoke circuit in Citrus and Marion Counties. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Daniel Bowcock; her son, Cecil Faris and wife Brianna of Hernando, FL; 2 Brothers, William and Melvin Madison; her Father, Leroy Madison; 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild A Celebration of Life will be announced later. Cremation with care entrusted to Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, Fl.


Linda Bradbury

Linda S Bradbury, 80, Floral City, FL
Linda S. Bradbury, 80 years, passed away peacefully, April 4, 2022, at Diamond Ridge Health and Rehab Center, Lecanto, FL. She was born January 8, 1942, in Plant City, FL, to the late Charlie and Lillian (Leath) Graham. She has been a Florida resident her whole life, and has been residing with her son Tony and his wife Cindy in Floral City. Linda was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She enjoyed; yard sales, reading, puzzles, and spending time with her grand children. She loved to socialize, meeting new folks, and old, there was never a person Linda could not strike up a conversation with. She was predeceased by her parents, Charlie and Lillian Graham, and her son Ricky Diamond Left to cherish her memory are her son Tony Diamond (Cindy), with whom she resided, her daughter Cheryl Barwick, 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to her Celebration of Life Saturday 11am, Pastor Paul Giglio, officiating, from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home 3075 S. Florida Ave Inverness. Visitation will be from 10-11am.


H. Canfield

H. K Canfield, 80, Lecanto, FL
H. Keith Canfield, 80 years, of Lecanto, passed away May 1, 2022, in Vitas Hospice, Lecanto, FL. He was born July 25, 1941 in Muskegon, MI, to the late Herbert N. and Fledda (Watson) Canfield. Keith and Dolores A. Daniels were married in 1978. Keith retired from Citrus County where he was The Supervisor of Road Maintenance. He enjoyed fishing, especially for shark. He has been a resident of Citrus County since 1973 Previously residing in Bath MI. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his son Robert Keith Canfield and his daughter Joy Canfield. Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife, of 44 years, Dolores (Dee) A. Canfield, 2 sons; Michael, “Mickey” Lee Canfield of Lecanto, FL and Brian Neuman (Jamie) Canfield of Citrus Springs, FL, 1 brother; Terry Canfield of Bath, MI and 1 sister; K. “Elaine” Tarrant (Barry), of Tustin, MI, also survived by 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Cremation with care, under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home 3075 S. Florida Ave, Inverness.


Gary Cantrell

Gary W Cantrell, 70, Inverness, FL
The Rev. Gary Wayne Cantrell, age 70 of Inverness, FL passed away on April 13, 2022 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Pastor Cantrell was born in Seneca, SC on March 26, 1952 to James T. and Norma (White) Cantrell and moved to Citrus County in 2005 from Clearwater. He was a minister of the gospel and currently was affiliated with the New Covenant United Methodist Church in The Villages, FL. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 47 years, Carolyn (McKnight) Cantrell of Inverness; 2 children: Sherri Gillespie and her husband Chris of Easley, SC; Traci Schall and husband Jason of Largo, FL; his mother, Norma Cantrell of Inverness, FL; and 7 grandchildren: Byron and Nikolas Gale; Sierra and Kale Schall; Grace, Abigail and Sam Gillespie. Pastor Cantrell graduated from Carson Newman University and was ordained into the ministry. He pastored churches in Tennessee and South Carolina. He worked on his master's degree at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 1984, Pastor Cantrell joined the staff at Tamassee DAR School and for the next 16 years held various positions from houseparent to Director of Development. He also worked for Anderson Youth Association in fund development. He served on staff at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Clearwater and finished his career in ministry at New Covenant United Methodist Church, where he had a large group of beloved members in several small groups and Bible studies. Pastor Cantrell loved the mountains and enjoyed time away basking in God’s beauty and loving special time with his cherished family. He was an avid collector of baseball cards, sports memorabilia, comic books, vinyl albums, marbles, Santa figurines, and Department 56 Christmas villages. He never missed an opportunity to challenge anyone on baseball or classic rock and roll trivia or the opportunity to laugh and joke with family and friends. His passion was teaching Bible and theology. Once Pastor Cantrell formed an opinion on any subject, he defended that decision passionately. There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at 11:00 A.M., from the New Covenant United Methodist Church, 3470 Woodridge Drive, The Villages, FL 32162. Family and friends are invited to attend. A visitation was held at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness on Saturday, April 16, 2022. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to: Tamassee DAR School, PO Box 8, Tamassee, SC 29686.


Linda Carlton

Linda J Carlton, 71, Beverly Hills, FL
Linda J. Carlton, 71 years, of Beverly Hills, FL, passed away April 9, 2022, at HPH Hospice in Lecanto. She was born in Santa Monica, CA to the late Donald Goetz and Donna Clark. Linda was a member of the Moose Lodge and the VFW. She was a lover of Art, loved everything nautical: decorative boats and ships, sea shells, and lighthouses. She was very creative and crafty, and could usually be found wearing anything “tyedyed”. She considered herself a Natural Hippie. She was predeceased by her husband, Patrick Lee Carlton, her parents, Donald Goetz and Donna Northcraft, and her brother, Gary Northcraft. Left to cherish her memory are children; Rick Nutter and Vickie Marie Segura, her siblings; Terry Northcraft, Bobbi Callies, and Jeanne Stafford, her grandchildren; Stephon Segura, Cyprian Segura, and Josh Segura. Cremation with care arrangements under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home.


Duane Carte

Duane A Carte, 62, Inverness, FL
Duane Allen Carte, Sr., 62 years, passed away April 6, 2022 at home, in Inverness. Born on January 15, 1960 in Clay County, West Virginia, to the late Dana Sheldon and Harriet Judith (Nottingham) Carte. Duane has been a resident of Citrus County for more than 58 years. He was a graduate of Citrus High School, he enjoyed working on cars, was interested in Muscle Cars, enjoyed the sport of drag racing, but most of all, spending time with his grandchildren, is what he enjoyed the most. There was nothing Duane could not fix. As quoted by Lisa, “I did not need a repairman, I had Duane”. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Patricia Carte, his daughter, Melissa Carte, his parents: Dana and Harriet Carte, and his sister; Debbie Legg. Left to cherish his memory are: 2 sons; Robert S. Carte (Stepahnie), of Inverness and D.J. Carte (Nelly), of Tampa, 1 daughter; Amanda Jones (Matthew), 6 grandchildren; Lisa, Lexi, Hunter, Piper, Michael, and Grayson, 1 great grandchild; Haisley. Celebration of Life will be Saturday, April 23, 2022, 1pm at Mama’s Kountry Kafe. Cremation with care arrangements Chas E. Davis Funeral Home.


Michael Choma

Michael Choma, 92, Inverness, FL
Michael Choma, 92, of Inverness, FL passed away Sunday, June 26, 2022 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born on June 10, 1930 to the late George and Elizabeth (Vahen) Choma. Michael was an electrician and arrived in this area in 1991, coming from Edison, NJ. He was Catholic by faith and enjoyed word puzzles and reading. He served our country honorably in the U.S. Navy, and was a member of VFW Post #4337, Inverness. Michael was preceded in death by his brothers, George, Joseph and John Choma, sisters Helen Balle and Anna Martoken. He is survived by hos loving wife of 49 years, Brenda Choma; son Michael J. Choma and his wife Connie of Woodbridge, NJ and daughter Lisa Sorenson of Trenton, NJ; 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Services for Michael with military honors are scheduled for Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 11:00 am at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL with military honors provided by VFW Post #4337 honor guard, Inverness. A procession to the cemetery will depart the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness at 10:15am precisely.


Sally Conway

Sally K Conway, 74, Odessa, FL
Sally K. Conway, 74 years, of Odessa, FL, passed away June 16, 2022 under the loving care of Life Care Center, Lecanto, FL. She was born January 27, 1948, in Logansport, Indiana, to the late Cecil Whisler and Louanna (Worl) Whisler. Sally was a resident of Odessa, Hillsborough County, FL for many years, a graduate of Chamberlain High School, and received her Associate Degree from Hillsborough Community College. She was employed as the personal secretary to George Steinbrenner of the NY Yankee’s for a brief time but retired from the United States Postal Service. In her spare time Sally enjoyed sewing, gardening, and was a great seamstress. She was known for her artistic cakes which were enjoyed by many friends at birthdays, and special events. She was predeceased by her parents; Cecil and Louanna Whisler and her husband William E. Conway. Survivors include her brother; Errol Whisler and his wife Mary, and sister Elaine Andreasen. She will be missed by her family and friends. Sally’s wishes were to have no service and in lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite charity in her memory. Cremation with care under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Henry Crehan

Henry P Crehan, 76, Inverness, FL
Henry Patrick Crehan, 76, of Inverness, passed away June 14, 2022 at Diamond Ridge Health & Rehab in Lecanto. Henry was born on June 23, 1945 in Manhattan, NY, to the late Henry and Catherine (Mc Guire) Crehan. He came to Citrus County in 2002 from Brooklyn, NY. Henry was a loading agent for a trucking company. Left to cherish his memory are his sister, Cathy Shapiro of Staten Island, NY; his nieces: Denise Gough of Inverness; Cathy Rengert (Tim) of Largo, FL; Catherine D’Amata (Manny), Staten Island, NY; his nephews: Charles Ortolano (Sandy), Ruther Glen, VA; Al Grossbauer, New York; Daniel Shapiro, Brooklyn, NY; David Beatty, Clearwater, FL; his great nieces: Ashley Gough, Inverness, FL ; Tiffani Gough, Gainesville, FL; additionally many great nieces and great nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Ortolano; his brother in law, Jerry Ortolano, a nephew, Larry Marjan, and great nephew, Lee Beatty. Cremation with care entrusted to Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Julia Cugell

Julia M Cugell, 94, Inverness, FL
Julia M. (Sheila) Cugell, age 94, from Inverness, passed away June 6, 2022, at HPH Hospice in Lecanto, with her loving family by her side. Julia, also known as Sheila, was born February 16, 1928 in the Bronx, NY to the late Michael J. Sheehan and Mary A. Donoghue. Sheila lived most of her life in New York. She and her husband had residences in Long Island, NY, Chestertown, NY and Inverness, FL and had been “snowbirds” since 1987. She was a loving and devoted wife, a selfless mother and grandmother and her family always came first. She enjoyed Irish music, playing bridge, golf and dancing. She and her husband, Gary loved to travel and saw a large part of the world. Hershey’s chocolate was her favorite and she always had a supply hidden in various places in her house. Sheila was predeceased by her parents, Michael J. and Mary A. Sheehan, her husband of 57 years Gary Cugell, her brother Rev. Msgr. John J. Sheehan, and her son-in-law, George T. Dickinson, III. Left to cherish her memory are her 7 daughters; Mary C. Dickinson, Patricia A. Savino (John), Eileen M. Cugell (Dave Tansek), Joan T. Cugell, Sheila “Bunny” Lewis (Paul), Catherine R. Cugell (Richard Chau), and Margaret “Peggy” Cugell, her 9 grandchildren; Garrett Dickinson, Meaghan Dickinson, Christopher Dickinson, Matthew Savino, Daniel Lewis, Catie Lewis, Abbie Lewis, Isabelle Chau, and Alexandra Chau, her sister-in-law Adrienne Sommer, her brother-in-law Edward Cugell (Patricia) and her beloved dog Seamus; Sheila is also survived by cousins and many friends. There will be a visitation Sunday June 19, 2022, 2-4PM at Chas E. Davis Funeral Home 3075 S. Florida Avenue, Inverness. The funeral procession will depart the funeral home Monday June 20, 2022 at 10:30AM and arrive at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:00AM. Fr. Claudius Mganga will be the Celebrant. Sheila will be laid to rest on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 with her husband Garrett T. Cugell in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. Please consider donations in Sheila’s memory to HPH Hospice 2939 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy Lecanto, FL 34461 in lieu of flowers.


Joanna Czubko

Joanna P Czubko, 99, Homosassa, FL
Joanna Pauline Czubko, 99, of Homosassa, FL passed away May 2, 2022 at her residence in Homosassa. She was born in Fremont, MI on May 29, 1922 to the late John and Catherine (Piecuch) Kutas. Joanna was a secretary at the Detroit Medical Center and Hutzel Hospital. She served our country honorably in the Women’s Army Corp (WAC), and arrived in this area in 1983 coming from Plymouth, MI. Joanna was Catholic by faith and attended St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Homosassa. She was also a member of the Crystal River Women’s Army Corp #78. She was preceded in death by her husband Tadeusz and her sisters Helen Kowaleski, Stella Tutak, and Louise Whiteford. Joanna is survived by sons Mark Theodore Czubko (AKA Nick Barkley) of Homosassa, and Peter Czubko of Lake Worth, FL.; brothers Edward, Joseph and Stanley Kutas; and grandchildren Vincent, Michael, and JJ. Graveside services for Joanna with Military Honors will be conducted on Thursday, May 12, 2:00 P.M. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL with VFW Post 7122, Floral City, FL officiating. A procession to the cemetery will depart the funeral home at 1:15 P.M. sharp. Friends and family should arrive at the funeral prior to 1:00 P.M. Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Fl.


Janet Dant

Janet S Dant, 82, Inverness, FL
Janet Sharon Dant, 82, of Inverness, FL passed away May 6, 2022 at her residence in Inverness. She was born in Pontiac, MI on December 3, 1939 to the late Lester and Ella (Canady) Hendley. Janet was a loving and caring housewife and homemaker. She arrived in this area in 1997, coming from Pontiac. She loved crafting and ceramics, and enjoyed collecting clowns. She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Richard Dant. Other survivors include her children Christopher Dant of Pontiac, MI, Mark Dant and his wife Carla of Lapeer, MI, and Kim Vansen and her husband Kirk of Belmont, NH; sisters Doris Carline and Marilyn Polzen; 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Chris Dolcemascolo

Chris Dolcemascolo, 47, Inverness, FL
Chris Dolcemascolo, 47, of Inverness, FL passed away April 17, 2022 at his residence in Inverness. He was born in Kingston, NY on July 14, 1974, and worked for Door Dash as a delivery person. Chris arrived in this area in 1987, coming from St. Petersburg, FL and was Methodist by faith. He enjoyed fishing and playing cards. He was preceded in death by his father Paul A. Dolcemascolo. He is survived by his mother, Debra Le Beau of Inverness. Other survivors include his sister, Melissa Anderson, half brother Michael Le Beau, half sister Kristi Penno, half brother Andrew Dolocemascolo, step sister Erin Gastaldi, step sister Heather Jones, and step brother Victor Le Beau and many nieces, nephews and one great nephew. Services for Chris will be held at a later date. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL


Susan Doyle

Susan D Doyle, 64, Inverness, FL
Susan Diane Doyle, 64, of Inverness, FL passed away on June 24th, 2022 under the care of Vitas Hospice of Lecanto. She was born on December 17th, 1957 in Frankfurt, Germany to the late John E. Doyle and Ruth (Farmer) Doyle. She made Citrus County her home in 1997 after moving here with her family from North Carolina. Susan was a Pediatric Registered Nurse and was passionate about her career. Susan is described by her loving family as “quirky” and an extremely gifted, self-taught artist and musician. She painted with everything from watercolors to charcoals and played multiple instruments including the violin and piano. Susan had a wide circle of loving friends that she cared deeply about and would do anything for. Her creativity often extended to the gifts she made for them and her family. Those left to cherish Susan’s passing is her daughter, Courtney Graham (Alex); her two sisters, Denise Watson (Rick) and Rebecca “Becky” Warfield (Ogle); and her loving mother, Ruth Doyle. Susan was loved by many and will be deeply missed. A Celebration of Life will be hosted by her family on July 30th from 4:00 until 6:00 at the family home at 868 Carnegie Drive, Inverness. Cremation with Care is under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.


Randall Drury

Randall J Drury, 82, Inverness, fL
Randall Jessie Drury, 82 of Inverness passed away May 20, 2022 at the HPH Citrus Hospice House in Lecanto. Randall was born on September 11, 1939 in Marion Illinois, to the late Jessie and Marie (Evan) Drury. He came to Citrus County from Illinois. Randall was a telephone company contractor and electrician. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 26 years, Carol Drury; his children: Allan Drury, Jeffrey Drury of Daytona Beach, FL and Christine Drury of Daytona Beach, FL; his sister, Beverly Sanders of Illinois and two grandchildren. Cremation arrangements are under the care of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


John Edge

John C Edge, 84, Inverness, FL
John Charles Edge, “Jack”, age 84, died peacefully at home on April 16, 2022. Jack was born September 19, 1937 in Queens, NY. He grew up in Maryland and Queens, NY, the only child of Benjamin and Alice Edge. He attended Regis High School and went on to earn a BS in Accounting at Fordham University in New York City. While attending Fordham, Jack worked as a New York City Police Officer and served in the Army Reserves before becoming a federal Special Agent with the US Treasury Department where he worked on several high-profile cases as well as other assignments including attachments to the Secret Service. While in school, Jack met nursing student Carolyn Hicka and they married in 1959. They lived in Queens Village, then Long Island, before moving to New Windsor, NY for more than 30 years, where they raised their seven children. Strong, caring, and engaged Jack was devoted to his family and community. He coached youth basketball and baseball for many years. At St. Joe’s he was also a trusted bingo manager, mass lecturer, and was active with the Knights of Columbus. Upon retiring, he worked for the NYS Commission for Government Integrity. He became licensed as a paralegal, and worked as a school bus driver maintaining his connection to children and passion for transportation safety. He was a volunteer with the Hudson River Riverkeeper and was physically active enjoying hiking the Hudson Valley and participating in bike tours and marathons with his sons. Jack and Carolyn moved to Inverness, Florida in the early 2000s and became snowbird seasonal residents of Rock Tavern, NY. In his ‘second retirement’, Jack studied German, took up kayaking, traveled the US, Europe, and the Middle East, and was active in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Devoted to his wife Carolyn and intensely proud of his kids and grandkids, Jack loved engaging in discussions of history and current events. He had empathy for those less fortunate, proven by his contributions to multiple charitable causes. When traveling, Jack prided himself on connecting with people living locally and learning new customs. Jack was preceded in death by his children Laura Ann and Catherine Marie. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Carolyn, his son Joseph (Heather), his daughter Maureen, his son Stephen (Penny), his son Gerard (Donna), his son Robert (Cathleen), his brother-in-law Robert Hicka, and his grandchildren Julianne, Kelly, Zachary, Emily, Michael, and Peter. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday April 22, 2022 at 11:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness, FL with Fr. Claudius Mganga, Celebrant. Services and burial will follow in the Newburgh, NY area at a date yet to be determined. The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Richelle Ellinger

Richelle A Ellinger, 68, Inverness, FL
Richelle “Riki”A. Ellinger, 68 years, passed away May 16, 2022 at home. Born October 8, 1953, in Brooklyn, NY, to the late Charles J. Ferro and Anna R. Elbert. She was married to Charles R. Ellinger, who passed away in 2017. Riki, was a bookkeeper in healthcare on Long Island NY and Inverness, FL. She had been a resident of Long Island before moving to Inverness 45 years ago. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, loved to travel, she collected precious moments figurines, and made a nice home in Inverness. She was a loving and devoted wife, sister, and aunt. She was predeceased by her parents Charles J. and Anna R. Ferro, her husband; Charles R. Ellinger, her sisters; Linda Ferro and Doni Rubin. Left to cherish her memory are her brother Anthony J. Ferro (Charene), 2 nephews; Stan Shrader and Doug Shrader, dear friend; Ann Mescal (Stuart Feuerstein); and her late husband’s children; Adam, Melissa, and Melanie Ellinger. Celebration of Life has been scheduled for Monday, June 27, 2022 at 12:30 P.M., with visitation beginning at 12 Noon, at Chas E. Davis Funeral Home 3075 S. Florida Ave Inverness, with Fr. Claudius Mganga, Celebrant, from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Full Military Honors for her husband, Charles R. Ellinger, will be in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. Riki and Charlie will be laid to rest together immediately following. Cremation with care under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home.


Yvonne Evans

Yvonne M Evans, 79, Inverness, FL
Yvonne M. Evans, age 79, Inverness, FL passed away May 10, 2022 in the Citrus Health & Rehab Center in Inverness. Yvonne was born in Easton, PA to the late Raymond and Dolores (Uch) Volkert, moving to Florida from New Jersey. She was employed at Winn Dixie where she served as Head Cashier. Left to cherish her memory are two sons, Gregg and Jim Meglic; 2 brothers: Barry and Jack Volkert; 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Private cremation entrusted to Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Guistino "Gus" Falcone

Guistino "Gus" Falcone, 89, Hernando, FL
Guistino A. “Gus” Falcone, 89, of Hernando, FL passed away April 6, 2022 at his residence in Hernando. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on February 1, 1933 to the late James and Josephine Falcone. Gus was an electronics repairman and arrived in this area in 2006, coming from Middletown, NY. He was Catholic by faith, and loved music and singing. Gus enjoyed eating out and spending time with children teaching them life’s lessons. Most of all, he loved his wife of 60 years, Lucille, who passed away in 2010. Gus was also preceded in death by one daughter, Lucia Falcone, brother Vincent Falcone; and 4 sisters, Marie Tarzia, Gloria Giordano, Carmela Genovese, and Catherine Fabian. Survivors include his daughter Susan Falcone of Hernando, brother Emanuel Falcone, and sister Linda Vitelli and her husband Alan. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ralph Fisher

Ralph E Fisher, 92, Inverness, FL
Ralph Emerson Fisher, Jr., 92 of Inverness, passed away May 13, 2022 at the Vitas Hospice care center in Lecanto. Ralph was born on January 8, 1930 in Newport, Rhode Island, to the late Ralph E. and Marjorie (Morrison) Fisher. He came to Citrus County in 2001 from Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Ralph was a graduate of Temple University. He worked in the tool manufacturing industry at NASA and served his country in the US Navy. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of over 35 years, Glenda Fisher; his children: Eudon Javier Buezo of Ocala, Holmer Alexis Buezo of Arlington, WA, and daughter, Glenda Zidone Buezo of Inverness, FL, and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 11:00 AM from Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Wayne Goslin of the Hernando 7th Day Adventist church officiating. Burial will follow at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness from 9:00 AM until the hour of service


Virginia Flanagan

Virginia Flanagan, 83, Inverness, FL
Virginia “Ginny” Flanagan passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at the age of 83. Virginia was a loving wife, friend, and aunt to numerous nieces and nephews. Ginny is predeceased by her mother, Myra Golder Stearn, her father, Leo Fracasso, brother Stephen Fracasso and his wife Tammy. Left to cherish her memory is Edward, her husband of nearly 63 years, nieces Deborah, Susan, Tracey, nephews Stephen, Scott, Edward, and David, and many close friends who were like family to her." Ginny was born June 6, 1939 in Newark NJ. Not long after graduating from Bloomfield High school, Ginny met and fell in love with Edward, who would become the love of her life for almost 63 years. Ginny enjoyed working for many years at American bank in Montclair New Jersey and Pilgrim State Bank in Cedar Grove New Jersey, before moving to Inverness, where she finished her career at Edward Jones. Ginny had the gift to light up whatever room she entered. Her quick witted sense of humor, infectious laugh, and optimistic outlook on life is what her loved ones will miss the most. A celebration of life ceremony will be held Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 2pm with Pastor Eddy Fulford officiating, visitation from 1pm at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home 3075 S. Florida Ave Inverness.


Glen Flodstrom

Glen R Flodstrom, 79, Homosassa, FL
Glen R. Flodstrom, 79 years, of Homosassa, passed away April 18, 2022, at home, with his family by his side. He was born in Chicago, IL, to the late, Eric and Myrtle (Johnson) Flodstrom. Glen was a veteran of the US Army, he was a gun collector and gardener. He enjoyed planting flowers in his garden and feeding the various birds, which would frequently visit his property. He enjoyed taking care of his Ford Mustang. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Glen has been a resident of Homosassa since 2007, previously residing in Wheaton, IL. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Tom Flodstrom. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Roseann, and their daughters; Sheri Flodstrom and Michelle Bowling, granddaughter Kayla Bowling, also survived by his sister; Laura Hill. Cremation with care, under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home.


Donald Frazel Jr  .

Donald A Frazel Jr ., 60, Beverly Hills, FL
(Chip) Donald Arthur Frazel Jr. March 09, 1962-April 21, 2022 Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, son, and uncle, passed away to join our heavenly father. Preceded in death by his mother Jean McClusky, and father Donald Frazel Sr. Left to cherish his memory is his wife Dawn Frazel, Children, Jesse Michael Frazel, Cora Camille Alexander(Denzel), sisters Debbie (Donny) Mattern, Donna Collins, Tracy Logan, and brother Marc Frazel, four beautiful grandchildren, Amelia, Anniya, Denzel, and Michael, and (mom) Diane Nye. Private family arrangements. Cremation With Care: Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL


Deborah Gillespie

Deborah J Gillespie, 71, Hernando, FL
Deborah Jane Gillespie, 71 years, of Hernando, passed away May 7, 2022, under the care of Vitas Hospice in Lecanto. She was born January 5, 1951, in Baltimore, MD, to Dolores Virginia (Peltz) Betz and the late John Edward Betz. Sr. Deborah was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed knitting, video games, her church, and she loved animals, especially her dog, Guppie. She was predeceased by her husband, Elwood B. Gillespie; her father, John Edward Betz, Sr.; her son, Edward E. Brown, III; and her sister, Susan L. Betz. Left to cherish her memory are her mother, Dolores V. Betz; brother, John E. Betz, Jr (Elaine).; sister, Beverly A. Calderon (Carlos); daughter-in-law, Elyse Brown; 2 grandchildren: Hunter Brown and Amber Shea Brown; a niece; several nephews; and many friends. Family and friends are invited to her Celebration of Life on Friday, June 3, 2022, 12:00 Noon, at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, 3075 S. Florida Ave. Inverness, with Rev. Ottis Barnet, from Calvary Church officiating. Visitation from 11:00 am to 12 Noon. Burial will be in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, Debbie’s family has asked for donations in Debbie’s name to the charity of the donor’s choice.


Elmer Goller

Elmer Goller, 88, Lake Panasoffkee, FL
Elmer Goller, 88 of Lake Panasoffkee, FL, passed away at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness on May 30, 2022. Mr. Goller was born on December 17, 1933 in Pittsburgh, PA and came to Sumter County one year ago. Elmer served his Country in the US Army and was a retired steel worker for J & L Steel Company, and he was Catholic by faith. Elmer enjoyed fishing, working on his cars and spending time with his family and friends. Left to cherish his memory is his children: Patricia Goller and Alan Goller both of Lake Panasoffkee; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Daniel Goller. Cremation arrangements are under the care of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Delene Graham

Delene S Graham, 60, Inverness, FL
Delene Susan Graham, 60, of Inverness, Fl passed away on April 25, 2022, at home in the loving care of her family and Vitas Healthcare Hospice. She was born in Elizabeth, NJ on June 22, 1961, to the late David and Mary (Yankovick) Bogart and moved to Inverness in 1972. She was the Valedictorian for the Citrus High School Class of 1979. She worked as a Cost Analyst for various power companies at the Crystal River nuclear complex for 38 years and retired from Duke Energy at the end of 2020. She continued working at the nuclear complex with the NorthStar Group until September 2021 when she stopped working due to her illness. She was a devout Christian and attended the Inverness Assembly of God, Inverness Church of God, and Cornerstone Baptist Church during her 50 years in Inverness. She enjoyed singing and listening to Christian music, cooking, traveling, and camping. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Delene is survived by her husband of 38 years, Darvin Graham, sons, Justin Graham of Inverness and Logan Graham of Ocala, grandson Liam Graham of Inverness, brother Keith Bogart of Middleburg, Fl, and his wife Donna and their children Nicole and Colby, Sister-in-law Denise and Butch Slusser of Inverness, and Mother-in-Law Gay Graham of Inverness. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in Inverness at Cornerstone Baptist Church on Saturday May 14, 3:00 P.M. with Pastors Darrell Reneau and Harvey Dunn officiating. The Celebration of Life will be live streamed on the church Website and Facebook page. In leu of flowers, the family request donations be made in Delene’s name to her favorite radio station The JOY FM. Cremation arrangements are under the care of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Eleanor Gransbury

Eleanor M Gransbury, 84, Walterboro, formerly of Inverness, SC
December 16, 1937 – May 30, 2022 Eleanor Marie Gransbury, 84, of Walterboro, entered into eternal rest Monday evening, May 30, 2022, at Summerville Community Hospice House after years of declining health with family by her side. She was a devoted mother and grandmother who will be truly missed by her family and friends. She will be laid to rest at Hill of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, Florida. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory


Benjamin Hayward

Benjamin P Hayward, 78, Inverness, FL
Benjamin P. Hayward, age 78, Inverness, FL passed away April 10, 2022 at home under the loving care of his family and Vitas Hospice. Ben was born in Steubenville,OH on January 10, 1944 to the late Phillips A. and Helen (Tomillon) Hayward and came to this area in 1959 from Louisville, KY. He retired from the Citrus County School Board as a Route Supervisor with 18 years of service. Following that retirement, he worked at NAPA Automotive. Ben served our country in the United States Air Force, having retired as a Tech-Sgt from active duty and the reserves with over 30 years of service . During his service, he was stationed in both Okinawa and Vietnam. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 56 years, Flo (Johns) Hayward; 2 children: Phillip Hayward and his wife Theresa of Hernando, FL, and Wendy Gibbs and her husband Brian of Spring Hill, FL; 3 grandchildren: Noah and Jonah King and Brody Hayward; 5 sisters in law: Faye, Betty, Joyce, and Karen, and Kim; 2 brothers in law: Terry and John. Military graveside services will be on Friday, April 29th at 2:00 PM at Florida National Cemetery. Interment will follow. Friends may visit with the family at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Friday from 12:00 Noon until the procession leaves for the cemetery at 1:15 PM. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials in Ben’s name to: First Baptist Church of Inverness (OCC) or Family Resource Center, 3660 No. Carl Rose Highway, Hernando, FL 34442


Dorothy Heisner

Dorothy M Heisner, 96, Inverness, FL
Dorothy Mae Severe Heisner Dorothy Heisner passed away on May 28, 2022 at The Grove Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hernando, Florida at the age of 96. Her remains will be buried at the Florida National Veterans Cemetery in Bushnell, FL beside her husband who was a WWII Army Air Corp veteran. She was born on December 14. 1925, in Bloomington, Illinois to Vern and Eva Fae Severe. She married William Lloyd Heisner on September 12. 1948 in Bloomington, Illinois. The Heisners lived in the Bloomington/Normal area of Illinois until 1993. They moved to Inverness, Florida in November 1993. Mrs. Heisner worked as a secretary and record keeper for The Pantagraph a local newspaper in Bloomington, IL. She served as a secretary for two churches and for fifteen years as a secretary for the State of Illinois in the Department of Children and Family Services, the Department of Corrections, Adult Parole, and the Department of Public Aid from which she retired. Mrs. Heisner was a Christian who loved the Lord and shared His love with others. She served as a church deaconess in both Illinois and Florida. She was an active member of Victory Baptist Church in Inverness until her health prevented her attendance. She is survived by three nephews: Bradley Wayne (Jill) Severe of San Antonio, TX; Kurt Andrew (Joyce) Severe of Willowbrook. IL; and Douglas James Severe of Bolingbrook, IL. Mrs. Heisner was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and her only brother, Russell Wayne Severe. Memorials may be made to Gideons International, to provide Bibles to those who need them. Cremation arrangements are under the care of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Christina Hensley

Christina G Hensley, 52, Floral City, FL
Christina Grace Hensley (Tina) went to be with lord May 30th 2022 at 7:15 pm at the Lecanto Florida Hospice House. She was born on December 22, 1969 in Covington Kentucky. Tina was preceded in death by her parents Dianne "Nanny" Slusher and David Carroll Hensley, Brother David Barton Hensley and her son Dustin Lee Allender. Tina was known as a woman of strength. She enjoyed outside adventures and spending alot of time with her Grandchildren and Family. Tina has been a resident of Citrus County Florida for 24 years and worked for Kc Doors and All American Airboat tours. She was an amazing and beautiful woman. Tina is Survived by her Father Kenneth Slusher and, her Daughters Casandra Slusher, Brittany Cole, Alicia Hensley and, Kayleen Rife, Her sons Brian Micheal Allender, Matthew Allender and, Zack Allender and her 17 Grandchildren Gabriella, Hannah, James, Bella, Braydon, John, Kryslyn, Kaisean, Kayden, Minnie, David, Kayce, Chase, Sylar, Mason, Brantley and, Colton, her brothers Jerry Slusher, Jeff Slusher, Donny Hensley, Kenneth Slusher Jr. and her sister Kim Weimer. Also many Aunts Uncles and Cousins, Nieces and Nephews. Tina will be missed dearly. Her Memorial will be held at a later date. Cremation with care Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL


Guy Hill

Guy B Hill, 64, Inverness, FL
On Saturday, April 2, 2022, Guy Hill, beloved husband, father, and son, left this earth peacefully with his family by his side. His humor and presence will be missed by his family and friends. Guy was born, July 29, 1957, in Kittery, Maine, to Donald Joseph and Annelle (Knight) Hill. He became a resident of Inverness, Florida in 1976, where he met his wife of 26 years, Caseie Ann. He spent time in home construction and was the owner of a small engine repair business for over 30 years. Guy enjoyed spending time with his family, meeting his customers, eating “good” food and staying busy. He attended Grace Bible Fellowship Church in Inverness. Guy was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, and longtime friend, Dennis Sutterfield. He is survived by his loving wife Caseie A. Hill, his parents Donald J. and Annelle K. Hill, all of Inverness, three sons: Casey Hill (Cara) of Orlando, Shane Hill (Kathy) of Valrico, and Christian Hill of Inverness, two sisters; Carol Sutterfield of Rogers, Arkansas and Melissa Trump (Bill) of Merritt Island and five grandchildren; Carter, Caleb, Grace, Faith, and Sarah. To honor Guy’s courage and battle with lung cancer, please donate to the Lung Cancer Research Foundation. In lieu of a traditional service, Guy's wishes were for a “no big fuss” celebration. Family, friends, and former customers, please join us for a gathering celebrating Guy’s life. The event will be held on April 22nd from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Whispering Pines Park in the Recreation Building. Cremation with care arrangements under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home.


Richard Hodges

Richard K Hodges, 60, Inverness, FL
Richard K. “Richie” Hodges, 60 years, of Inverness, passed away April 22, 2022 at home. He was born May 18, 1961, in Logan, West Virginia, to the late Terry K. Hodges and Eunice Duma. On February 7, 1986, Richie and Valerie L. Corrie were married. They have resided in Inverness for the last 20 years, previously residing in Ellendale, DE. Richie was a handyman, he could fix just about anything. He was employed as a carpenter, mainly finish trim work in the building industry. He enjoyed attending the Orange Blossom Jamboree, held every year, in Brooksville. Above all else, his greatest joy was spending time with his family. He was a loving and devoted, husband, father, and grandfather. Left to cherish his memory, his wife; Valerie L. Hodges, 3 daughters; Lauren Hodges, Megan Hodges, and Allison Hodges, his siblings; Debby O’Steen and Terry Hodges. Also survived by his grandchildren Abigal Bradley and Lilly Perkins, and many friends. Cremation with care arrangements under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home.


Joseph Hogan Sr

Joseph L Hogan Sr, 91, Inverness, FL
Joseph Louis Hogan, Sr., age 91, Inverness, FL passed away June 27, 2022 at Superior Residences in Lecanto. Mr. Hogan was born in Staten Island, NY on October 26, 1930 and moved to Florida in 1974. He retired from a paper factory as a paper cutter and served our country in the U.S. Army. Joe enjoyed fishing on his boat and watching movies from his large library collection. He is survived by 2 daughters, Carol L. Johnson and Rose Ann Bradshaw, both of Beverly Hills; 2 step brothers: Louis Demiceli of New York and Vincent Demiceli of New Jersey; 3 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son Joseph L. Hogan, Jr. and his wife Jeanette Corelli Hogan. There are no services scheduled. The burial will be private in Florida National Cemetery under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL


Rose Hooker

Rose M Hooker, 89, Floral City, FL
Rose Maxine Hooker, 89 years, of Floral City, passed away May 23, 2022 in HPH Hospice, Lecanto. She was born October 16, 1932, at home in Whitesville, W. VA, to the late Martin E. Hudson and Ellie Bias. She has been a resident of Floral City for many years. Many of her friends would call her Maxine, some would call her Rose. Maxine was a longtime member of Church of God, Bushnell. She loved to play Bingo with her girlfriends at Our Lady of Fatima Church, and there wasn’t a week that went by, that she would not be at the hairdressers, for her weekly appointment. A loving and devoted wife, until her husband, William B. Hooker, passed away in 2011, Maxine was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great great grandmother. For many years she assisted with the Old Timers Reunion in Floral City, and loved to cook and care for her family. She was predeceased by her parents; Martin E. and Ellie Hudson, her beloved husband; William B. Hooker, her great grand daughter Haylee Benson Smith, and her great grandson Gabriel Hubert. Left to cherish her memory are 1 son; Billy Hooker (Jen), 2 daughters; Bonnie Lou Gearhart (Jim), and Patricia Lynn Hooker (Corky Miley), 8 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild, and her beloved Carter. Maxine will be laid to rest with her husband in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. Cremation with care arrangements under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.


Cherylann Hovatter

Cherylann Hovatter, 58, Hernando, FL
Cherylann Hovatter, age 58, of Hernando, FL gained her wings on May 15, 2022 at Bravera Seven Rivers Hospital in Crystal River, FL. She was born in Philadelphia, PA on August 2, 1963 to Francis Hovatter and Carol Chase and moved to Florida in 2019 from Baxley, GA. to be near her family and young grandchildren. Her spirit lives on in her 2 daughters, Shanna Jarrett of Rainsville, Alabama, and Jessica Keller of Hernando, FL. She is survived by her mother, Carol Jarrett, Baxley, GA; 1 brother, Edward Jarrett of Baxley, GA; 2 sisters- Tammy Chase of Mount Holly, NJ and Margaret Wright of Woodstown, NJ; Her 5 grandchildren: Gabrielle, Jesse, Dakota, Emmett, and Amelia; 3 great grandchildren: Colton, Charleigh, Owen were her greatest joy. She was preceded in death by her life long partner James J. Sireci on July 29, 2021. Private service arrangements have been made with Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home.


Vicki Hutchinson

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


Sigitas Jablonskis

Sigitas Jablonskis, 78, Inverness, FL
Sigitas B. “Ziggy” Jablonskis, age 78, Inverness, FL passed away May 18, 2022 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. “Ziggy” was born in Siauliai, Lithuania on June 6, 1943 to the late Bonoventuras and Aleksandra-Marija (Sirputyte) Jablonskis. He was naturalized in this country when he was 19 years old. “Ziggy” worked in the construction industry as a Certified General Contractor, both in residential and commercial projects. He was a devout Catholic and member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish as well as the Knights of Columbus Council 6391 (3rd Degree). Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Renna (Wheatley) Jablonskis; 4 children: Ian Keane Jablonskis and wife Cristina of Inverness; Keegan Maximilian Jablonskis and wife Cathy of Lecanto, Fl; Andrew Benefield and wife Jennifer of Inverness; Maurisa Applegate and husband Jeremy, Inverness; 8 grandchildren: Paige, Adriana, Alan, Paul, Elias, Scarlett, Sawyer, and Liam. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, May 23, 2022 at 11:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Claudius Mganga, Celebrant. There will also be a Celebration of Life Memorial Service on Sunday, May 22, 2022 between 1:00 – 2:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. The service will start at 2:00 PM. Family members and friends will participate. Interment will be at a later date in Hills of Rest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to: Shand’s Children’s Hospital, 1600 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 32608


Edna Jacquin

Edna K Jacquin, 87, Inverness, FL
Edna K. Jacquin, 87 of Inverness, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Arbor Trail Rehab & Nursing in Inverness. Edna was born on November 19, 1934 in Newark, New Jersey to the late Edward and Louise (Framtz) Van Blarcum. She moved to Ft. Lauderdale, FL in 1966, and came to Citrus County in 1994 from there. Edna was a clerk in a craft store, and a Baptist by faith. She was an avid reader, and enjoyed the “Thursday Lunch Bunch”. She is survived by her sons: Herb Jacquin and his wife Kelly of Blairsville, GA, and Todd Jacquin of Inverness, and her grandsons: Tucker and Brady. Edna was preceded in death by her husband, Herb Jacquin, her sister Kathleen Lind and brother Herb VanBlarcum. Edna’s urn will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens North in Pompano Beach, Fl at a later date. Private cremation with care is under the care of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness


Linda Jay

Linda C Jay, 73, Bushnell, FL
Linda Carole Jay - Obituary A smooth flat road did not run under Our feet as we traveled through our life. Only the lucky miss the booming thunder, And bypass the mountain of cascading strife. Mother and Father, many friends thinned, All falling to the uncertainties of health. Then husband’s light, too early dimmed, Leaving widow with scant little wealth. Coal Miner’s child did not weep, in pity did not soak. Worked hour on hour while steering daughter and child. Still this wastrel she had time to see Some goodness and worth inside of me. With love and truth she tamed the wild. In 1996 binding vows we swore and never broke. On June 19th, in the early evening, Linda Carole Jay, aged 73, slipped off our mountainous road and left our world while held in the arms of her daughter, April Fountain and husband, Burton Jay at their home outside of Bushnell. Linda was born October 5, 1948 in Fairmont, West Virginia to the late Lewis Garrison and Virginia Davis. She has been a resident of Sumter County since 2005, previously residing in Orlando. Christian, she searched many churches enjoying the good in man. She was employed as an administrative assistant for a utility service company. She was an avid bicyclist having ridden the entire Withlacoochee Trail both ways in one day; traveled and biked on many trails and enjoyed RVing. Linda was predeceased by her parents, Lewis and Virginia Garrison, and her brother and his wife Jerry and Charlotte Garrison. She is survived by her Husband, Burton; Daughter, April Fountain (Steve); Granddaughter, Jessica R. Stockwell; Great Granddaughter, Chloe Jade Stockwell; and Brother, Freddie Garrison (Lynn) of Four States, West Virginia. Family and Friends are invited to her visitation, on Friday, July 1, 2022, beginning at 12:00 Noon until the hour of service, at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, 3075 S. Florida Ave., Inverness. Her Celebration of Life begins at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Paul Giglio, of Calvary Chapel, Inverness. Burial will be private in the City of Ocoee Cemetery, Ocoee, FL. She was not afraid of death; she accepted a loving God that would welcome her.


Gerald Johns

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


Bobbie Johnson

Bobbie E Johnson, 85, Hernando, FL
Bobbie Earl Johnson, 85, of Hernando, FL passed away May 24, 2022 at New Horizon Assisted Living Residence in Inverness. He was born in Center Hill, FL on October 18, 1936 to the late Earl and Mabel (Hooten) Johnson. Bobbie was a service technician for Sprint and United Telephone and served our country honorably in the U.S. Marine Corp. He arrived in this area in 1978, coming from Tampa, FL. Bobbie loved fishing, enjoyed woodworking, growing his hot peppers and was an excellent barbecue cook. He was preceded in death by his wife Patricia Johnson, one daughter, Roberta Sanford and one brother Raymond Johnson. Survivors include daughters Pamela Ferrara and her husband Joseph of Ft. Myers, FL, and Donna Maggio and her husband Clint of Tampa, FL; sister Kay Blume of Crawfordville, FL; grandchildren Shawn, Matthew, Marisa, Sophia, and Bianca; great grandchildren Ashtyn, Ambrye, Briley, Nina, and Kieran , aunt Betty Rozar, sisters in law Connie Johnson and Edna Ayers, and several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life for Bobbie will be held at Church at the Cross, 257 N.E. 9th Street, Crystal River, FL on Sunday, June 5th at 12:30 pm followed by a lunch. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Annebelle Kelnstin

Annebelle H Kelnstin, 100, Floral City, FL
Annebelle Helen Kelnstin Annabelle Helen Kelnstin had turned 100 on September 30, 2021 and passed on to God in her sleep on April 23, 2022. She was born in Illinois on September 30, 1921 and moved to Florida from Texas in 2016. She loved cooking, cryptograms, reading, and taking care of her daughters. She enjoyed crafts of all kinds whether it was gardening, making drapes, knitting or crocheting. Left to cherish her memory are her two daughters, Rozella Asbury and Debbie Kelnstin, both of Floral City, FL. Additionally survived by many, many, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Forest Kelnstin on October 4, 1986; her six brothers: Woodrow, Richard, Charles, Roscoe Jr, Daniel, and Robert Stephens; 1 sister, Lucille Casaus. The family will have a private service at a later date. Private interment was in Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, FL. Cremation with care entrusted to Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Patricia Kuszik

Patricia A Kuszik, 75, Hernando, FL
Patricia Merz Kuszik, 75, of Hernando, Florida, beloved wife of Michael Kuszik, Jr, passed away peacefully June 26, 2022 at home with her husband and daughter and sister-in-law by her side under their loving care and Vitas Hospice following a courageous battle with cancer. Pat was predeceased by her parents Raymond and Adelaide Merz, and her daughter Donna LaBree, in January of this year. She is survived by Michael Kuszik, Jr., husband; daughter, Amy Kuszik Colligan of Inverness, Florida; brother, Raymond Merz and his wife Veronica of Windsor, CT; and long time friend and sister-in-law, Carol Kuszik of Crystal River, Florida; son-in-law, Bradley LaBree of Midlothian,VA; nephews: Raymond Merz and wife Rebecca of Granby, CT ; Matthew Merz and wife Zita of Leesburg,VA; 4 grandchildren: Danielle LaBree Jones and Michael LaBree of Midlothian, VA; Cassidy and Sean Colligan of Inverness, Florida; 2 great grandchildren who will miss their Nana, Alex and Ava Jones of Midlothian, VA; several grand nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind many loved close friends she treated as family. Pat was born on November 18, 1946 in Hartford, Connecticut, and grew up in Windsor, CT, where she met the love of her life, Mike at Windsor High School. She graduated from there in 1964. They married in 1966 and moved to Windsor Locks, CT, and started raising a family. Pat was very involved with the children’s activities like PTO, softball, St. Mary’s Catechism lessons, and many others. She was employed as the Administrative Assistant at the Montessori School of Greater Hartford for about 22 years. After that, she worked at the town clerk’s office for the town of Windsor. Following her retirement, Pat and Mike moved to Hernando, Florida in 2013, where she then pursed her passion of quilting. Pat was an excellent seamstress and quilter and won numerous awards for her quilts. She was a member of the Citrus County Cracker Quilters Guild and the Creative Quilters of Citrus County since January, 2015 and served as the membership chairman since 2020. She also participated in the paper piecing program of the Guild. Pat was generous sharing her knowledge and talent with others. She spent time making lap quilts of Valor for HPH Hospice veterans. Pat took pride in all her cooking and baking. She loved making specialty suppers and personalized birthday cakes for everyone. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 1:00 PM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Claudius Mganga, Celebrant. Friends may visit with the family at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness on Thursday from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. The procession will depart for the church promptly at 12:40 PM. Cremation will follow the services. After the cremation in Florida, Pat’s urn will be placed in the Windsor Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Windsor, CT. under the direction of Carmon Funeral Homes. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Vitas Hospice, P.O. Box 1330, Lecanto, FL 34460.


Earlene Leonard

Earlene Leonard, 82, Inverness, FL
Earlene Leonard, 82 of Inverness, passed away May 14, 2022 at Avante of Inverness under the loving care of her daughter Ronnie Buchanan and HPH Hospice. Earlene was born in Greensboro, NC on August 22, 1939 to the late Estes R. McCadams and Vashtie (Holmes) McCadams. She moved to Citrus County in 1993, then moved to Alabama. She returned to Inverness in 2003. She was a member of the Inverness Church of God. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Ronnie Michelle Buchanan of Inverness; her grandson, Brandon Fisher and his wife Talia; 2 great granddaughters, Romy Christine Fumiko Fisher and Brittany Reece Saeko Fisher; granddaughter, Shay Kappell and husband Michael and their children, Charlee, Lincoln, and Trent. Additionally, Earlene’s friends, Patricia and Daryl DeWan. She was preceded in death by her son, William “Bill” Buchanan on March 27, 2020 and her husband, David Allen Leonard on November 1, 2000. Graveside services for Earlene will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 4:00 PM from Oak Ridge Cemetery of Inverness. The Rev. David Lucas, pastor of the Connection Church of God will officiate. Burial will follow. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home from 3:00 PM until the procession departs for the cemetery at 3:45.


Gerald Leverne, Sr.

Gerald H Leverne, Sr. , 84, Hernando, FL
Gerald H. Leverne, Sr., 85, of Hernando, FL passed away June 24, 2022 at his residence in Hernando. He was born on December 23, 1936 in Staten Island, NY to the late Daniel and Blanche (Palleiro) Leverne. Gerald was an automotive mechanic and a Catholic by faith. He arrived in this area in 1977, coming from Staten Island, and loved car racing, golfing, and hunting. Mourning his loss is his loving wife of years, Dorothy Leverne; his children Gerald H. Leverne, Jr and Linda Townsend and her husband Eric; and 5 grandcats. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Marcile Like

Marcile E Like, 91, Homosassa, FL
Marcile Edith Like -November 29,1930 – May 17, 2022 On Tuesday, May 17, 2022 our beloved mother, Marcile Edith Like passed peacefully into the loving arms of our Lord Jesus Christ under the loving care of her daughter and Vitis Hospice Center. Marcile is survived by sons David Like (Kim Gravlin) of Bradenton Florida & Robert Like of Marquette Michigan , daughter Sally Like (Norman Maes) of Homosassa Florida and her faithful Pomeranian Skipper. Predeceased by husband Richard and sister Phylis McQuillin. Born Nov 29,1930 and raised in Fulton County Ohio, Marcile set out for Chicago at age 17 in 1948 where she worked at the American Medical Association while taking dress design classes at the Art Institute of Chicago and attended Moody Bible Church. She continued to serve our Lord in the music ministry as organist for 40 years at First Baptist Church in Richmond and Grace Baptist in Citrus Springs Florida. Marcile and Richard Like married May 16,1953 at the Chapel in the garden, Angola Indiana. Settling in Richmond Michigan the power couple both ambitious and determined to achieve the American dream. Together they opened the Dairy Queen franchised in Richmond, founded Marcile’s Fashions (1960-2019) and with partners established American Energy Services. Marcile also reveled in the role of tour hostess, arranging trips to the Holy Land in the 1980’s and retreats to Word of Life Bible Camps. She was so enthusiastic of her faith in Jesus and shared her love of Christ with all who knew her. This is the story of our mother whose love shone upon all of our lives. She will be greatly missed. A Celebration of Life Memorial will be arranged at a later date at Grace Bible Church in Citrus Springs, FL. Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, MI. Cremation was entrusted to Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, Florida. Kindly direct donations of remembrance to your local Hospice organization.


Roger Lindsey

Roger C Lindsey, 72, Inverness, FL
Roger Clark Lindsey, 72 years, passed away April 18, 2022 at home with his beloved wife by his side. He was born July 8, 1949, to the late Richard and Laura (Clark) Lindsey. Roger entered the US Marine Corps right from high school. After his tour with the Marines, he traveled throughout the country, deciding, he would make Florida his home. He has been a Florida resident for most of his life, and a resident of Inverness since 2010. A member of The Fraternal Order of Eagles, The American Legion, and The VFW, he enjoyed riding his Harley, RV’ing, and following the Miami Dolphins and the Miami Hurricanes. He was employed by JR Davis Construction Company, as a crane operator. He would use his RV when he had to travel to different jobsites, instead of commuting. On January 3, 2015, he married his love Mary C. (Atherton). Left to cherish his memory, his beloved wife, Mary C. Lindsey and his nephew Allan Barber (Liz), of New York, niece, Linda Jordan (Ken) of New York and many friends. A Celebration of Life has been scheduled for Saturday April 30, 2022 at 1pm in the Hernando VFW Post 4252, (State Route 200) 3190 North Carl Rose Hwy, Hernando, FL 34442. Cremation with care, under the direction of Chas E. Davis Home, Inverness, FL.


Joyce Luster

Joyce L Luster, 81, Hernando, FL
Joyce Lynne Luster, 81 of Hernando, passed away June 2, 2022 at Vitas Hospice House in Lecanto, under the loving care of her family and Vitas Hospice. Joyce was born on August 23, 1940 in Miami, Florida, to the late Lawrence and Elouise (Jordan) Ellison. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother, and attended the Hernando Church of the Nazarene. Left to cherish her memory are her children: Darrell Smith of Welaka, FL, Melody Cristello of Interlachen, FL; several grandchildren including Amber Johnson and Jason Smith; four great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Luster on July 28, 2001 and her son, Douglas Johnston on March 7, 1995. Funeral services for Joyce will be conducted on Monday, June 13, 2022 at 11:00 AM, from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, with Rev. Andy Heer, pastor of the Hernando Church of the Nazarene, officiating. Burial will follow at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until service time.


Donna Martin

Donna H Martin, 71, Inverness, FL
Donna Helen Martin 71 years, of Inverness, passed away June 2, 2022 in Vitas Hospice, Lecanto. She was born February 19, 1951 to the late James Ernest Davenport and Leona Margaret Jones, in Flint Michigan. Donna served her country proudly in The United States Marine Corp. She was trained to be a chef, and attained the rank of corporal. She used her training as a chef, in civilian life, and was a chef at various nursing facilities throughout the country. Donna and her husband resided in various states and eventually settled in Inverness FL, 8 years ago. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister and aunt and enjoyed playing computer games. She was predeceased by her husband; Walter V. Martin; her parents; James Ernest and Leona Margaret Davenport and brothers and sisters: George Davenport, Carol Davenport, James Davenport and Marion Davenport. She leaves behind her sons; Jonny Martin and Franklin Martin, brother; Ralph Davenport (Julie) of Hernando, FL, 3 sisters; Sonja Traeger of Loveland, OH, Elma Hoffner of Flint, MI, Judy Brown of Milford, MI, many nieces, nephews, and cousins, and her beloved dog Toby. Donna will be laid to rest with full military honors on December 2, 2022, at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, and placed with her husband, Walter. Celebration of Life to be determined at a later date. Cremation with care under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.


Oneal Martin

Oneal Martin, 85, Floral City, FL
Oneal Martin, 85, of New Port Richey, formerly of Floral City, passed away at home on May 9, 2022 under the loving care of his family and HPH Hospice. Oneal was born on January 5, 1937 in Sylacauga, AL, to the late Ira and Hettie F. (Morris) Martin. He was a fleet maintenance mechanic and Christian by faith. Oneal came to Citrus County in 2015, from Oklahoma. He enjoyed gardening, NASCAR, and watching television. Left to cherish his memory are his children: Greg L. Martin (Laura Denars) of Florida, Al Martin (Marcia) of Oklahoma, John Martin of Florida, Dale Martin (Erica) of Florida, Jo Wicker (Steve) of Florida, Jacie Riley (Pat) of South Carolina, Mindy Martin of Florida, Danielle Martin of Florida, and step-daughter, Monica Guinn; his sisters: Mae McDonald, Betty Colliers; 14 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Martin in 2002. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 from 11 AM until 12 Noon. Additional services and burial will follow at the Evergreen Cemetery in Sylacauga, AL, at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL is in charge of arrangements.


Angelita Martinez

Angelita M Martinez, 74, Floral City, FL
Angelita Morales Martinez, age 74 of Floral City, FL passed away at home on May 15, 2022 under the loving care of her family and Vitas Hospice. Angelita was born on November 2, 1947 in Pleasanton, TX, the daughter of the late Enemencia Castillo. She moved from Texas in 1971 to Citrus County, Florida. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist Faith. Left to cherish her memory are 4 children: George Anthony Martinez, Ocala, FL; Martha (Bill) Bass, Mary Ann (Arturo) Lozoya, and Melissa Ann Martinez, all of Floral City, FL; 4 brothers: John Joe, Ernesto, Lupe, and Joe Ray Aguilar; 2 sisters: Virginia and Juanita Aguilar; 7 grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren The family will hold a Celebration of Life at a later date. Cremation with care entrusted to Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL


Cheryl Matinzi

Cheryl A Matinzi, 65, Inverness, FL
Cheryl Ann Matinzi, 65 years, passed away suddenly May 1, 2022 in Citrus Memorial Hospital, with her son’s by her side. She was born December 31, 1956 in Brockton, MA, to the late Warren G. and Beverly Ann Williams Foster. Cheryl was a Certified Nursing Assistant in her home town in Massachusetts, before moving to Citrus County in 1993. While residing in Inverness, she was employed by Citrus County Hospital in the culinary department, until her retirement. She adored her grandchildren, and was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Cheryl Ann enjoyed following the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. She was a big fan of Rock n Roll, enjoyed watching her soap operas, and enjoyed living her life. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Paul Matinzi, February 25, 2019 and her brother, J R Foster. Left to cherish her memory, are her 2 sons; Kodi P. Matinzi, of Tampa, Florida, and Kyle J. Matinzi, of Seattle, Washington, 2 grandchildren; Trinity Matinzi and Adelynn Matinzi, and many near and dear friends. Cheryl Ann’s family will have a private Celebration of Life. Cremation with Care arrangements, under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home.


John McErlean

John C McErlean, 70, Beverly Hills, FL
John C. McErlean, Jr. age 70, Beverly Hills, Florida passed away April 6, 2022 at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville, Florida. John was born in Bryn Mawr, PA on September 16, 1951 to the late John C. And Ruth (Dorsey) McErlean. He was employed as a carpenter in the construction trade. John‘s hobbies we’re going hunting, fishing, shooting, playing golf, and on Sunday watching the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play their games. Left to cherish his memory are two sons: Brian James McErlean, of Inverness Florida and John R. McErlean, of Beverly Hills Florida; his sister, Susan G. Hallock Quakertown PA; and 5 Grandchildren: Madison, Aiden, Eli, Charleigh, and Adrian. Celebration of Life is scheduled for Friday, May 13, 2022 at 3 PM from Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


James McGinn

James P McGinn, 82, Inverness, FL
James “Jim” Patrick McGinn, 82 years, passed away April 9, 2022 at The Grove Health and Rehab Center in Hernando, FL. He was born in Norfolk, NE, to the late Robert and Fayme “Rice” McGinn. Jim has been a resident of Inverness, Florida, since 2006, previously residing in Nebraska, California, Georgia, and South Florida. He graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic High School in O’Neill, Nebraska in 1958, where he played multiple sports and was captain of the football team and Homecoming King. Jim’s career as an analyst in the telephone industry spanned more than three decades. He enjoyed reading, puzzles, sailing, and golf. He was very fond of the many furry and feathered pets he knew over the years. Left to cherish his memory, he leaves behind his companion and wife of many years, Mary DeRosa; three children: Bridget, Patrick, and Kara, Mary’s children: Mike and Gail; three siblings: Jerry, Jack, and Donna; three grandchildren: Ian, Finn, and Willa, and many other family and friends. He also leaves behind their beloved dogs: Halle and Gabby. Irish Blessing for Jim: “May the road rise up to meet you” Cremation with care arrangements under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Kayli Merrick

Kayli M Merrick, 18, Hernando, FL
Kayli Mae Merrick, age 18, born July 1, 2003 of Hernando, Fl. Passed away on April 17, 2020. She was a graduate of Crystal River high school class of 2021 and also attended the Academy of Environmental Science for two years. Left to cherish her memory are her parents Coy and Jessica Merrick of Hernando, Fl. Kayli had three brothers Kai Merrick, Keaton Soldano and Evan Schwartz; three sisters Taevin Merrick, Delaney Colbert and Zoey Fuqua ; Paternal grandparents: Jim and Ursula Merrick and Paternal great grandparents Phil and Kay Duke; Maternal grandparents: Linda and John Conroy; Kris and Sherry Kyte ;Aunts and Uncles: Samantha and Michael Ryals, Andrea and P.J Darlington, Tiffany and Christopher Herring; Justin Merrick and lots of cousins. Kayli Mae was a graduate of Crystal River High school class of 2021 and was proud of the fact she got to attend the Academy of Environmental Science for two years. She was a free spirit with aimless dreams and had the world at her fingertips. Kayli loved life and was a child of god receiving her gift of prayer language at the age of 16. She truly had a servants heart. Kayli loved her family and friends and loved spending the last few months of her life with sister and best friend Taevin Merrick in the island of St. Thomas. She was exceptional and brought great joy to anyone that met her. She was our beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, and cousin that is irreplaceable. We ask that when you think of her, think of her vivacious smile and the beauty she radiated. Kayli’s presence will sorely be missed and the sounds of her laughter will echo through our minds and hearts forever. The world has lost an immeasurable treasure but Heaven has gained the most beautiful angel. We never thought Heaven could get any more perfect. Dearest Kayli, You were taken from this world at the blink of an eye. Way too young and way too soon. We promise you this sweet girl, your memory will never fade. You are now apart of the kingdom of God and even if you were given the opportunity to come home , you wouldn’t want to for you are happy and your heart is pure. We want you to know that we will love you forever and always. Until we meet again ~ Dad and Jessie There is a Celebration of Life scheduled on May 5, 2022, 2:00 PM at the Crystal River Church of God. Pastor Ronnie Reid will officiate. Butterflies of love will be released at 6:30 PM at Fort Island Beach (sunset). Cremation with care entrusted to Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Randy Moore

Randy J Moore, 65, Inverness, FL
Randy Joe Moore, age 65, Inverness, FL passed April 17, 2022 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Randy was born in Zanesville, OH on December 3, 1956 to the late Charles and Ruth (Mick) Moore and moved here in 2006 from there. He was a well known and respected automotive and truck detailer, having worked for several dealers and private individuals. He leaves behind a son, Shae Moore who lives in Zanesville OH; his devoted brother, Terry Ray Moore of Inverness and his sister, Dixie Cornell of Alabama. Additionally, his life partner, Theresa Morrison will mourn his loss. Private cremation arrangements with care at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Eva Morris

Eva A Morris, 76, Inverness, FL
Eva A. Morris, 76, of Inverness, FL passed away May 23, 2022 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. She was born in Akron, OH on December 11, 1945 to the late John G. and Anna K. (Zutty) Tierney. Eva was a Customer Service Representative for AT&T, and arrived in this area in 2019, coming from Vienna, GA. She was Catholic by faith, and enjoyed politics. Eva loved animals and devoted time to animal rescue. Eva was also very social. She was preceded in death by her husband Edward Morris in 2018. Mourning her loss is her sister Peggy Toth and her husband Dennis of Inverness. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Michelle Morris

Michelle A Morris, 55, Inverness, FL
Michelle Anne Morris, 55, of Inverness, FL passed away April 25, 2022 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. She was born in Baltimore, MD on November 12, 1966, and served as a prison guard. Michelle arrived in this area in 2019 coming from Miami. She is survived by her children T.J. Yueling of Chicago, IL, Adam Yueling of Florida, and Ashley Morris and her husband Jake of Beverly Hills, FL.; parents William Emmett and Jacquilyn Morris; and one brother Mark Anthony Morris. She was preceded in death by one son Jonathan Kent Murphy Morris. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Alvin Muckenfuss

Alvin P Muckenfuss, 84, Lecanto, FL
Alvin P. “Bud” Muckenfuss, age 84, Lecanto, FL passed away April 23, 2022 in the Citrus Health & Rehab Nursing Home in Inverness, FL. Alvin was born in Dallas, TX to the late Julian and Frances (Stier) Muckenfuss and moved to this area in 1980 from St. Petersburg, FL. He was a retired welder/pipefitter, having been employed by Florida Power Corp and Duke Energy. His co-workers at the power companies knew him as “Muck”. Bud enjoyed working with model airplanes and fishing. He was a Master Mason, affiliated with Inglis Masonic Lodge No. 324 and a 32nd Degree Mason, affiliated with the Scottish Rite and Shrine. Alvin enjoyed boating, fishing, riding his motorcycle and flying model air planes. Left to cherish his memory is his wife Pamela (Bega) Muckenfuss; daughter, Cheryl Jones (special friend, Frances Hawk) of Crestview, FL, her children: Robert Jones II, Dunnellon, FL, Kim Palmer, Joaquin, TX, their father, Robert Dean Jones, Dunnellon, FL; Alvin’s brother and sisters: Julian Allen Muckenfuss, Ft. Valley, GA; Frances Nichols, Brooksville, FL; Betty Brunner, husband Pat, Brooksville, FL and Virginia Brewer, Kenneth City, FL; his special friends: John Gramzo and George Derowinkle, both of Inverness, FL. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 54 years Judith Muckenfuss and his daughter, Lori Muckenfuss. There is a Celebration of Life scheduled for Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 3:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. HPH Hospice Chaplain Mark Scott and Inglis Masonic Lodge No. 324 will officiate. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend. Cremation with care arrangements entrusted to Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Nicholas Neven, Jr

Nicholas J Neven, Jr, 63, Dunnellon, FL
Nicholas John Neven, Jr., age 63, Dunnellon, FL passed away at home on May 26, 2022. He was born in Chicago, IL on September 29, 1958 to the late Nicholas John Neven, Sr and Joan (Pobanz) Neven and came to this area in 2014 from Maryland. He joined the United States Navy in 1976 as a Seabee where he met his wife, Gay Marilyn Neven and served until 1982. He re-entered the Navy in 1983 and served as Logistics Supervisor in the Navy. CPO Neven retired as a Chief Petty Officer (E-7) with 23 years of service in the year 2000. He is survived by two sons: Nicholas John Neven III of Elmendorf, TX and Jake Anthony Neven of Catonsville, MD; 2 brothers: James Douglas Raley and Dale Allen Neven; 5 grandchildren: Jake Jr., Harper, Kenneth, Becca, and Cooper: his partner, Susan Panicola: his nephews Mark, Jamison, and Matthew: his daughter in law Ashley. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary, his son, Clinton, and his brother Mark. Nick enjoyed bowling, fishing, and iceskating with his children, riding his motorcycle, golfing with his buddies and his nephew, wine tasting with his late wife, spending time with his brothers and grandchildren who loved him, and a good whiskey with his partner Sue to close out the nights. Graveside services with Military Honors will be rendered at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL on Friday, June 10th at 2:00 PM with the V.F.W. Post No. 4337 in charge. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Friday at 1:00 PM. Procession will depart for cemetery at 1:15 PM. Rest In peace dad, chief, Nick.


Patricia Ney

Patricia M Ney, 57, Homosassa, FL
Patricia M. Ney, 57 years, of Homosassa, FL passed away April 14, 2022 at 7 Rivers Hospital, with her daughter Meghan, by her side. She was born July 3, 1964, in Pottsville, PA, to the late Roy Reed and Lillian Bowen. Patricia has been a resident of Homosassa for 20 years, previously residing in Schuylkill Haven PA. She was a 1982 graduate of North Beach High School, North Beach Maryland. She enjoyed talking about her youth, and her high school years. She loved photography, especially capturing pictures of her daughter. Patricia was a Certified Nursing Assistant and a homemaker. She enjoyed arts and crafts, scrapbooking, and living the Florida lifestyle. She was predeceased by her parents Roy Reed and Lillian Bowen, and her brothers; Dennis Minnich and Wayne Nealey. Left to cherish her memory; her beloved daughter Meghan Weaver, and her siblings; Francis Ney, Ricky Ney, Norman Bowen, Glen Allen Minnich, Jimmy Bowen, Roger Reed, David Reed, Barbara Got, and MaryLou Nealey. She will be laid to rest in the family plot, Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville, PA. Cremation with care under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Elaine Nixon

Elaine E Nixon, 86, Inverness, FL
Elaine Edna Nixon, age 86, Inverness, FL passed away May 3, 2022 at Highland Place Assisted Living in Inverness. Elaine was born in Drexel Hill, PA on November 17, 1935 to the late Howard C. Nixon and Edna Corbly Nixon. She moved to Citrus County in 1995 from Ft. Lauderdale. She was a retired Executive Secretary, having spent many years working in a large law firm as well STP Automotive. She volunteered at Citrus Memorial for many years. Left to cherish her memory are her niece, Jeri Ziebarth (Steven), nephew Thomas Nixon (Shelley), great nieces Sherri Nieves (Gerry), Stephanie Jones (Nathan), and Kristen Germain (David), nephews Tim Nixon, Matt Nixon (Katie), and Kevin Ziebarth plus 8 great-great nieces and nephews. Additionally, she leaves her most trusted friends, Barbara Greiner and June Meier. At Elaine’s request, there is to be no funeral service. Her nieces and close friends will gather privately at The Fountains Memorial Park in Homosassa to observe her being placed in the mausoleum along with her beloved pets whom she adored. Elaine will be missed by family and many friends. Beautiful lady, amazing angel! The arrangements are entrusted to Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory


Carmela Nott

Carmela D Nott, 92, Inverness, FL
Carmela D. Nott 92 years of Inverness, passed away May 22, 2022 at Citrus Health and Rehab Center, Inverness, FL. She was born December 23, 1929 to the late Anthony and Josephine (Napolitano) Orciuoli, in the Bronx, NY. Carmela has been a resident of Florida since 1994, previously residing in Deer Park on Long Island, New York. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, loved playing bingo, and was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents, Anthony and Josephine Orciuoli, and her sister; Frances Orciuoli. Left to cherish her memory are her children; Charles Nott of Deer Park, NY, Deborah Webster (Charles), of Inverness, FL, Michael Nott of Beacon, NY, 1 sister; Joan Hoffman, of New Jersey, 2 grandchildren; Diana Nott and Jayna Martino (Jay), and 2 great grandchildren; Michael and Evander. A Celebration of Life will be planned at a later date. Cremation with care, under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.


Stephen O'Hare

Stephen O'Hare, 64, Inverness, FL
Stephen O’Hare, 64, Inverness passed away on Saturday April 10, 2022. Stephen was a long-time resident of Inverness, FLA which he called home following a life of travel around the United States. He was an artist and musician creating countless works of art and music throughout his life. His resourcefulness allowed him to arrive in unfamiliar cities, meeting new people and making new friends along his way. He was a caring, kind person, those close to him knew the scope of his good-naturedness. Stephen settled and made Inverness his home in 2009 where he continued his artwork. He was passionate about animals and cared dearly for his cats who will undoubtedly miss his daily presence. He is survived by his wife Nettie, his mother, two brothers, stepson Tim ( April ) Crick, of Globe, AZ and step daughters Melinda ( Gabriel) Genier, of Prescott, AZ and Amanda Williams of Mesa, AZ in addition to many cousins in Great Britain, many who visited Florida from year to year. Private cremation with care entrusted to Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory


Edward "Dale" Parraghi

Edward "Dale" Parraghi, 73, Floral City, FL
Edward “Dale” Parraghi, 73, of Floral City, Florida died peacefully at his home on April 24, 2022, surrounded by his family and friends. Dale was born on February 22, 1949 in Detroit, Michigan. After graduating from Cros-Lex Highschool in 1967, Dale started a tinsmith apprenticeship at Grand Trunk Railroad, where he worked until his retirement. During the same time, he farmed and built street rods as his hobbies. In 2003, after losing his street rod shop in Michigan to a fire, he rebuilt his shop at his home in Florida. Once fully retired, he began to build street rods most of the time. He had a passion for building cars and also fabricated parts for airboats. He enjoyed spending time with his friends, who called him “Woody,” and many of whom were from childhood, airboating, traveling to car shows in their street rods, working in his yard, and pontoon boating. He also enjoyed traveling the country in his fifth wheel, using only the backroads. He was a big fan of John Deere tractors. His last major project was last winter, when he built a John Deere backhoe from scratch. Dale was a man with many interests and a brilliant mind. He was always tinkering or building in his shop. He had a very close network of neighbors who would often stop by to see his latest project. Dale owned a backhoe and was always eager to use it to tear down a building or dig a hole. His favorite food was McDonald’s and he declared their burger the best in the country. He single handedly created a trend of eating un-salted french fries from “Mickey D’s” or “The D” as he fondly called it. He is preceded in death by his father Edward G. Parraghi. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie (Skaggs) Parraghi, mother, Beulah Parraghi, his brothers Lyle Parraghi, Bruce (Delaine) Parraghi, his children, Anna (Danny) Zeller, Ben (Kim) Parraghi, Ryan (Margot) Parraghi, Jennifer (David) Portero and Mike (Chanda) Wall, his grandchildren Shane, Kaitlyn and Allyson Zeller, Wyatt, Paris and Weston Parraghi, Ryan, Dylan, Maya and Lauryl Parraghi, Brett and Beverly Portero, Luke and Cole Wall and his great-grandchildren Adam and Aliza Zeller and, soon to be born, Seth Michael. Catholic Prayer Services are scheduled for Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness, Fl. The Rev. Fr. Tim Cummings, pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Parish will officiate. Interment will follow in Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, Fl. Friends may visit with the family from 10:00 AM until services begin. A Memorial Mass will be held in Michigan on Monday, June 27, at 11:00 AM, at St. Edward on the Lake Catholic Church, Lakeport, Michigan with a Celebration of Life to follow.


Anthony Preston

Anthony F Preston, 89, Inverness, FL
Anthony F. Preston, 89 years, of Inverness, passed unexpectedly on April 18, 2022, into the loving arms of Jesus. He was born August 29, 1932 in Kansas City, Kansas, to the late Anthony F. Prelesnik, Sr. and Helen (Kalcic) Prelesnik. He has been a resident of Inverness since 1970, previously residing in North Carolina. He enjoyed traveling to Minnesota, fishing, gardening, and remodeling houses. He would purchase a house, remodel, and resell the house. Anthony was a Veteran of the US Navy. He was preceded in death by his parents; Anthony Prelesnik, Sr. and Helen (Farmer) Prelesnik; his wife of 41 years, Lillian Donna (Malstrom) Preston; and son in law, Steven Patrick Hailey. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 20 years, Kay (Burkhardt) Preston; and his daughters: Pamela Heller (Randy), Barrington, NH; Roxann Hailey Indian Trail, NC; Antonette Levin, Inverness, FL; Tammy Johnson (Brian) Patchogue, NY; his sister, Betty Moorehouse; grandchildren: William Anthony Johnson, Tabitha Gwendolyn (Johnson) Kirshey (Erik), Steven Harris Levin (Amy), Reagan C. Heller (Steve Audia) and Courtney D. Heller (Christina); 3 great grandchildren; Richter Fox Audia, Grant James Levin, and William Steven Levin. Also survived by Kay’s sons: Gordon (Susan) Ash, Elk Rapids, MI, Mark (Dorothy) Ash, Inverness, FL, Brian (Penny) Ash, Church Hill, TN; grandchildren: Bradley Ash, Cory (Stephanie) Ash, Jana Ash; and 3 great grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to his funeral service, with his grandson officiating; Steven Harris Levin, 11am Monday April 25, 2022 from Chas E. Davis Funeral Home 3075 S. Florida Ave Inverness, FL 34450. Visitation will be from 10-11am. He will be laid to rest in Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City


John Prive

John C Prive, 63, Inverness, FL
John C. Prive, 63 years, of Inverness, passed away peacefully with his family by his side, April 15, 2022. He was born December 3, 1958, in St. Albans, Vermont to the late Joseph A. and Carmen F. (Kane) Prive. John was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, he graduated from Citrus High School and loved the Florida lifestyle. He enjoyed fishing and boating. He has resided in Inverness for the past 46 years. He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph A. and Carmen F. Prive, and his brother, Steven Prive. Left to cherish his memory are his siblings; David Prive of Tampa, FL, Paul Prive of Seffner, FL, James Prive of Inverness, FL, Alice Prive of Texas, and Jane Prive of North Port, FL. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, and friends. Cremation with care under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home.


John Ramsay

John D Ramsay, 61, Floral City and Lecanto, FL
John David Ramsay, 61, beloved son of Barbara and the late David John Ramsay, went to Heaven on April 24, 2022 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. John was born on October 9, 1960 in West Islip, New York and came to Citrus County in 1990 from North Babylon, New York. John loved 60’s music, chocolate milk, trips to the park, and “a bite to eat” just about anywhere. He resided at the Spooner Cottage at Key Center for the last 31 years. Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Barbara Ramsay of Floral City, his sisters: Barbara Anne Corey and her husband Mike, of Titusville, FL; Debra Corey and her husband Pat of Inverness and Heather Wyman and her husband Brian of Floral City, several nieces, nephews, Aunts, Uncles, cousins and many long time friends and caregivers from the Key Center. A Celebration of John’s life will be conducted on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 2:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, with Minister Bill Weaver of the Church of Christ, officiating. Friends may call from 1:00 PM until service time. John will be laid to rest with his father, David, at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell privately.


Paul Reese, Jr.

Paul E Reese, Jr., 76, Inverness, FL
Paul Edward Reese Jr. born 11/05/45 in Marion, IN. passed away on 04/22/22 near his home in Inverness, FL. Paul was a lifelong servant to his nation, community, friends, and family. Paul served in the United States Army and was a proud Vietnam Veteran. He spent much of his life serving the community as a highly respected and decorated law enforcement officer and investigator, having worked for the Metropolitan Police Dept. in Washington, D.C., Clearwater Police Department, and Pasco County Sheriff's Office. Paul was a willing mentor and role model to all. Paul was the bedrock of his family and was an example of duty, integrity, and selflessness. He loved all things history and aviation, and was an avid photographer as well as a great storyteller. He joins his son Nik, brother Phillip, and his parents, Paul and Virginia. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Dawn, daughter, Brittany, sons, Philip and John, grandchildren Nolan, Alexandra, Kylie, and Ellie, as well as brother Ron and nephew Darren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Daniel Rhoads

Daniel W Rhoads, 81, Floral City, FL
Daniel W. Rhoads 81 years, of Floral City, passed away on his 81st birthday, May 27, 2022. He was born in Buffalo, NY, to the late David L. Rhoads and Lillian Ursula Webb. Daniel married Carolyn Evans in 1987. He was a veteran of the US Navy. He enjoyed fishing and pontoon boating. He was employed as a lineman for The Niagara Mohawk Power Company serving Western NY. He has been a resident of Citrus County FL since 1998, previously residing in Medina, NY. Daniel was also a longtime Buffalo Bills fan. He was predeceased by his parents: David L. and Lillian Rhoads; and his wife, Carolyn Rhoads. Left to cherish his memory a son, Jon M. Rhoads (Lynn) and 2 daughters: Gina Marie Stringfellow (Jamie), Jennifer Hessell (Paul), grandchildren; Lynn, Michelle, and Paul; 4 great grandchildren; 1 brother, David Rhoads (Marilyn); 1 sister, Rachael Jean Druczkowski (Kenny), and many friends. Funeral procession will leave Chas E. Davis Funeral Home 3075 S. Florida Ave Inverness, approximately 9:15am, Tuesday June 14, 2022, for burial in Florida National Cemetery. Cremation with care entrusted to Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL


Ronald Riccardo

Ronald Riccardo, 84, Inverness, FL
Ronald Riccardo, age 84, Inverness, FL passed away suddenly at home on June 1, 2022. Mr Riccardo was born in Bronx, NY on May 14, 1938 to the late Anthony and Rose (Izzo) Riccardo. He retired to Florida after serving with the New York City Transit Authority Police Department for 20 years. He also served our country in the U.S. Army and was of the Catholic Faith. Left to cherish his memory are two sons: John Riccardo of Inverness, FL and Anthony Riccardo of Islip, NY; his daughter, Donna Scordia of Raleigh Durham, NC; brother: Anthony of New Port Richey, FL and sister, Teresa Blasone of Westchester County, NY; 4 grandchildren. There will be a Celebration of Life scheduled at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 11:00 am with Fr Tim Cummings officiating. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service.


Michael Riley

Michael W Riley, 59, Inverness, FL
Michael W. Riley, 59, of Inverness, FL passed away April 16, 2022 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born on July 14, 1962 in Corning, NY to the late William and Roxanne (Harrison) Riley. Mike was a General Contractor in the construction industry, and served our country in the U.S. Army. He arrived in this area 5 years ago, coming from Corning. Mike enjoyed fishing and loved his kids and grandkids. He would do anything for anybody. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Wendy Riley. Other survivors include his children Matthew Riley of Bath, NY, Shawn Riley of Inverness, and Jessica Gerrish of Corning, NY; brothers Eric and Mark Riley; sisters Kathy Ricker and Vicky Ralph; grandchildren Abagail, Allison, Alliegha, Aubree, Hazel, Aurora, Mia, Atlas, and Ezra. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Joan Rossi

Joan V Rossi, 90, Burlington, ON, formerly of Inverness,
Joan V. Rossi, 90, formerly of Inverness, passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022 in Joseph Brant Hospital, in Burlington, Ontario Canada. Joan was born in the Bronx, NY on May 19, 1931 to the late Edward F. Virginia F. Gavagan. She came to Citrus County in 2001 and moved to Nashville, TN in 2014. In late 2015, she moved to Burlington, Ontario Canada and remained there until her passing. Left to cherish her memory are her children: John R. Rossi (Rubily) of Burlington, Ontario, Canada; Virginia F. Fego (Michael) of Irvington, NY; Grandchildren Matthew, Abigail and Lianne and Great Grandchild Will. In addition to her parents, she is preceded by her husband Robert F. “Bob” Rossi in 2013 and her son Mark E. Rossi in 2017. Joan will be interred with her husband Bob privately at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Friends are invited to pay their respects to Joan at their convenience. Following cremation in Canada, local arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness.


Paul Rouillard

Paul S Rouillard, 87, Inverness, FL
Paul Spencer Rouillard, 87 years of Inverness passed away May 12, 2022 at home with his family by his side. He was born May 17, 1934 in Stoneham, MA to the late Lloyd Spencer Rouillard and Eva Yarasitis. He has been a resident of Citrus County since 2018, and first came down to Citrus County in 1993, previously residing in Seabrook, NH. Mr. Rouillard was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He served his country in The National Guard for 23 years, with the 101st Battalion Engineers, in Massachusetts. He enjoyed the outdoors and could fix just about anything. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 65 years, Helen A. (Richardson) Rouillard, 1 son; Paul David Rouillard (Traci) of Palm Bay, FL, 3 daughters; Susan Rouillard (Robert High) of Whitefield, NH, Lisa Cerullo (Brent) of Melrose, MA, Kelly Murphy of Stoneham, MA, 1 brother; James Rouillard, 1 sister Rita Cook, also survived by 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Family and friends invited to visit with the Rouillard Family, Friday May 20, 2022, from 2-4pm at Chas E. Davis Funeral Home 3075 S. Florida Ave Inverness. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Paul’s name to: Vitas Hospice, P.O. Box 1330, Lecanto, FL 34460.


Velma Russell

Velma J Russell, 100, Hernando, FL
Velma Jean Russell (Facey) was born on Sept. 14th, 1921 of parents who came to the U.S. from Newfoundland, Canada. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she was raised in Valley Stream. Eventually they relocated and she spent the majority of her life in Florida. She was athletic and lettered in both basketball and softball in high school, at a time when women's sports were not as common as today. While attending nursing school, she changed careers due to a back injury. She was later employed at a bank where she excelled at and enjoyed her work, successfully moving her way up. She was a character in her own quiet way. When she married, she and her husband together built up a bait and tackle business in Fort Lauderdale, eventually shipping deep sea fishing bait and equipment across the world. Early in their marriage, Velma's mother was lovingly welcomed into their home, becoming an integral part of the family and taken care of until her passing, also at the age of 100. Velma was independent and had a calm strength, quite often saying, "Everything is going to be alright"... and you believed her. She appreciated the peace and quiet of nature and a good book. Her immense love of reading started in childhood and lasted throughout her life. She especially enjoyed mysteries and nonfiction inspiring stories of animals. Upon retiring, she and her husband bought the fish camp in Citrus County where they had spent their honeymoon and every vacation thereafter with their children in tow, instilling in them their love of the outdoors. In later years, she cared for her husband in his prolonged illness with love and dignity. She is a Christian and now resides in heaven. We deeply miss her, but take comfort in knowing that we will see her again. She passed the love and appreciation she had for animals and how they enrich our lives to the following three generations in our family. Out of this love she requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations would be made to the Humanitarians of Citrus County. She is survived by her son Clinton H. Russell and his wife, Janet. Also by her daughter Joy D. White and her husband, Walter. Also by two grandchildren, Abigail Baxter and Rebecca Matava and 7 great-grandchildren, Asher, Phoenix, Ocean, Honey, Gideon, Stormy, and Mercy. She was preceded in death by her husband Harold Willis Russell; father Albert Edward Facey; mother Tryphena Lydia Facey; half-brothers Albert Edward Facey Jr. and Herman Leslie Facey; and half-sisters Lillian Gada Facey VanDyke and Gertrude Facey Merrit. Funeral service will be held at Charles E, Davis funeral home in Inverness on Saturday, April 30th, at 2:00 p.m.


John Saltmarsh, Jr

John C Saltmarsh, Jr, 67, Inverness, FL
John C. I. Saltmarsh, Jr., age 67, Inverness, FL passed away in Brooksville, FL on June 19, 2022 in an automotive accident. John was born in Boston, MA on October 20, 1954 to John C. Saltmarsh, Sr and Mary (Woelfel) Saltmarsh and came to Inverness in 1977 from Randolph, MA. He was a Civil Engineer in the telecommunications industry, having worked for several phone companies over his career. John was a sports enthusiast as he loved to compete in and watch all sports. He played several sports throughout the years including football, basketball, hockey, tennis, baseball, softball, golf and bowling. He was a huge fan of the Florida Gators, New England Patriots, Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics, and most of all the BOSTON RED SOX! Other hobbies included camping with friends and family, card games, and cribbage. As an avid bowler, he was the President and/or Secretary of several leagues dating back to 1995. Some of his personal accomplishments were averaging over 200 rolling the ball both left and right handed. He bowled 5 perfect 300 games, 3 right handed and 2 left handed. Earlier this year he was unanimously voted into the Hall of Fame for Greater Citrus United States Bowling Congress Association (GCUSBCA) with the induction ceremony next month. He served the youth in the community for over 28 years with Inverness Little League and the Young American Bowling Association (YABA). He was a coach, umpire and an officer for several baseball and softball organizations ranging from youth leagues to college ranks. He successfully coached several teams to League, District, Regional, and State Championships. He umpired in many championships, including the Senior Little League World Series in Kissimmee, FL. He was also very involved with the Young American Bowling Association (YABA). He started as a Youth ABC Coach from 1994 – 1998 and continued to later serve as a youth Director for 15 years. In 2010, he started the Dee Smith Youth/Adult Scholarship tournament that is still going. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made out to GCUSBCA Youth for the Dee Smith Youth/Adult Scholarship fund (306 Edison Street, Inverness, FL 34452) in honor of John Saltmarsh. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Cheryl (Zumbahlen) Saltmarsh; 4 children: Chris Saltmarsh and partner, Jennifer Hashagen of Indian Harbour Beach, FL; Danielle and her husband, Chris Shepherd of Ft. Meade, MD; Heather and her husband, Matt Collins of Melrose, FL; Steven Saltmarsh, Inverness; his Mother, Mary Saltmarsh, Inverness; 2 brothers: Kenny and his wife, Brenda Saltmarsh and Jim and his wife, Donna Saltmarsh, both of Inverness; 6 grandchildren: Ashlee, Britnee, Ethan, Erin, Emma, and Kaleb. He was preceded in death by his father, John Saltmarsh, Sr. on April 20, 2017 and a daughter, Jennifer Saltmarsh on May 12, 1982. Calling hours for friends and relatives will be at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Monday, June 27th from 5:00 – 7:00 PM where funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, June 28th at 11:00 AM with Fr. Claudius Mganga of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.


Royce Samons

Royce A Samons, 86, Inverness, FL
Royce (Potsy) A. Samons, age 86, of Inverness, FL was called home to be with the Lord, Monday, June 6th, 2022. Royce was born in Arkansas Creek-Cracker, KY on Feb 6th, 1936 to Robert Ellis and Patsy Virginia Samons. The 4th of five sons, Royce grew up working on his family's farm. After graduating from Martin High School, he joined the United States Marine Corps to serve his country. Upon completing 4 years of service he returned to KY, where he met and married Palestine Mosley of McDowell. During their 18-year marriage, they would live in Florida and have three children, Gwen, Serena, and Bobby. Later he moved back to KY where he married and lived with his second wife the late Audessa Akers and her daughter Rhonda Lane. Loving Florida he would move his family back to Brooksville to live on the family farm where he raised cattle and a hearty garden. He retired from Citrus Memorial Hospital after 17 years of service as the Director of Plant Operations. He moved to Inverness in 2005 where he became a well-known and respected member of his community. He could be found mowing lawns, working on his house, or just swinging on the porch watching the birds. Royce always spoke highly of his neighbors and liked helping them with anything they needed. His family is extremely grateful for all those who were always willing to lend him a hand. He will be missed by many. He was a kind man, a hard worker, and always played to win. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, working crossword puzzles, shooting pool, playing poker, drinking shine, or was it making a batch or two? Well, we will have to leave that one up in the air. Royce is survived by 4 children: Gwen Simpkins, Melbourne, Fl; Rhonda Lane, Brooksville, FL; Serena Westmoreland, Laurens, SC; Robert “Bobby” Samons, Inverness, FL; 1 brother: Berman Samons, Shepherdsville, KY: 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; He was preceded in death by his 3 brothers: Ward Samons, Jim Samons, and Robert (Pag) Samons. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home at 12:00 Noon. Family and friends will share their memories of Royce at that time until the procession departs for Florida National promptly at 1:15 PM.


Joyce Schirmer

Joyce A Schirmer, 78, Inverness , FL
Joyce A. Schirmer, 78 years, went to her heavenly home on May 20, 2022 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Born in New York, NY to the late Sanford Roe and Ann La Marca Roe, Joyce has been a resident of Citrus County since 2002, previously residing in Medford, Long Island, NY. Joyce earned a Master's Degree in Christian Counseling at Vision Christian University. She was an artist and was employed by the Stony Brook University, where she was a long time respected member of the Biology Department, as an illustrator. Joyce was a longtime member of Floral City Covenant Church of God. Joyce had an unwavering faith in Jesus and her faith uplifted and strengthen all those with whom she came in contact. She was preceded in death by her parents; Sanford and Ann Roe, her husband; William P. Schirmer, her brother; Bruce Roe, who was a pioneer in sequencing DNA, and her cherished dog, Brandy. Left to cherish her memory are her nephews; Dave (Mary) Schirmer, of Dunnellon, FL. and Nathan (Sarah) Roe of Portland, OR. and her niece; Caroline (Jon) Stolp, of Tallahassee FL. A Celebration of Life will be officiated by Pastor Rick and Julie Welshans at 2pm June 11, 2022 at Floral City Covenant Church of God 8340 E. Cooper Lane, Floral City, FL. 34436. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to one of her favorite places to visit, the Citrus Country YMCA. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family.


Terry Shouse

Terry K Shouse, 75, Inverness, FL
Terry Keith Shouse, age 75, Inverness, FL passed away April 29, 2022 surrounded by family in Citrus Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. Terry was born in Vincennes, IN on March 15, 1947 to the late George and Florence (Johnson) Shouse and moved to Inverness from St. Petersburg in 1985. He retired from Florida Power, Progress Energy, and Duke Energy after 43 years of service. Terry proudly served our country in the United States Marine Corps and was a Viet Nam veteran. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 53 years, Kathy (Jost) Shouse; 3 daughters: Suzanne (Vic) Clemente, Tampa, FL; Terri K. Rockett, Inverness, FL; Mindy (Joe) Melito, Citrus Hills, FL; brother, Carrol Shouse, Indianapolis, IN; 7 grandchildren: Chelsea, Toni, Emma, Tyler, Anthony, Aiden, and Michael; 5 great grandchildren: Corbin, Clay, Emily, Ezra, and Xane and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, John Shouse and 2 sisters, Betty Buchanan and Ilene Grumieaux. At Terry’s request, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, contributions are being accepted by Nature Coast Young Marines, 8551 W. Venable Street, Crystal River, FL 34429. Cremation with care at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Elopah Shrout

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


Diana Smith

Diana J Smith, 66, Inverness, FL
Diana Jean Raybon Smith, 66, Inverness, FL passed away May 28, 2022 at home under the loving care of her family and Vitas Hospice. Diana was born on January 6, 1956 in Tampa, FL to the late Rosco Raybon and Mary Argo. She was preceded in death by her father, Rosco, infant son, Patrick Buchanan and Andrew Buchanan who was 25. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Robert Smith, Inverness, FL; daughter, Christina Smith (Glenn), Inverness; Son, Aaron M. Smith (Korry), Homosassa; her mother, Mary Argo; 3 Sisters: Cheri Hecker (Dan), Frances Sellars, Rosalind Raybon and 1 brother, Alan Raybon (Cindy); 9 Grandchildren: Matthew, Ethan, Brenna, Bobby, Cheyenne, Breeanna, Ryleigh, Aaron, and Sean; many aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Diana was employed by the H.E. Smith Air Conditioning Company as their office manager for 34 years. While there, she met many people and made many friends. Diana loved to travel. She was an avid cook; loved to make amazing food. She had a huge heart for the older, unwanted rescue dogs. Diana lived for her grandchildren and loved them so very much. She will be greatly missed by all. It is with sad hearts and much love that we say good bye until we meet again in the presence of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, June 6, 2022 at 2:00 PM from the First Christian Church of Inverness. Rev. Tom Thomas and Dr. Ray Kelley will officiate. Private cremation with care with Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Gary Smith

Gary Z Smith, 80, Brooksvile, FL
Gary Zorn (“G.Z.”) Smith, 80, died Thursday, June 23rd, 2022 at his home in Brooksville. A lifelong Floridian, Gary was born on February 17, 1942, in St. Petersburg to the late James and Billie Smith. He is preceded in death by his brother, Stephen C. Smith. Gary was a graduate of Northeast Highschool and earned his bachelor’s degree from St. Leo University. He went on to earn a master’s degree from Troy State, and graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA. After serving his country as an Army Airborne Ranger, he attended the inaugural Law Enforcement Academy at Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. Over the course of his 30-year law enforcement career, he held every rank from deputy to major and served in various capacities within Pinellas, Citrus, and Hernando County Sheriff’s Offices. After retiring from law enforcement, G.Z. worked overseas as a training contractor for the U.S. Department of State. G.Z. was truly one-of-a-kind. For those fortunate enough to hear the unbelievable (yet true) stories that occurred throughout his eight decades, they’d most likely agree that his life was extraordinary. He was an accomplished pilot, world traveler, avid outdoorsman, skilled artist, gifted storyteller, and the most loyal friend you could ever ask for. He had a soft spot in his heart for animals that were down on their luck, and loved his dogs. Because of GZ’s professed faith in Christ, we are joyful that we will see him again and know that heaven just got a bit more interesting. Left to cherish his memory are his family: Brad Smith, Elisa Smith, Addie Smith, Nate Smith, Alona Smith, and Ron Bayless, as well as several other cousins. G.Z. also leaves behind his brothers and sisters in law enforcement, treasured friends, neighbors, and a few spoiled chickens. A tribute to G.Z.’s life will be held Friday, July 8, 2022 at 11am at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Brooksville, FL. A reception will immediately follow at Saxon Manor in Brooksville. If you feel so inclined, in lieu of flowers, please make a donation in G.Z.’s honor to the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch or charity of your choice. Cremation with care arrangements provided by the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Michael Smith

Michael A Smith, 42, Inverness, FL
Michael Allen Smith, 42 years old passed on May 6th 2022. Mike was born on October 16th, 1979 in Dunedin Florida. He was the proud son of James D Smith Jr and Mother Linda M Waldron and blessed with the best Step Parents Debra A Smith and Robert D Waldron. He was the Best husband anyone could ask for to his wife Jessica R Smith. He was the Father to 4 amazing children and they were the center of his world. Rhiannon Skye Di Leo 18 years, Zoey Jane Elizabeth Williams 17 years, Annabelle Grace Smith 8 years, and Jason Allen Smith 6 years. Mike also shared a special bond with his older brother James D Smith III and younger brother Steven J Smith. Mike always said he was the good looking one out of the bunch. He was also a loving Uncle to many. He was a God fearing man, smart, funny, kind hearted, entertaining, loving and a friend to all. Now its Heavens turn to be entertained. And he will be forever missed here on earth, Because no one can be like Mike. At Mikes request a Celebration of life will be held on June 5th as a cook out for Family and Friends. Please contact Linda Waldron 352-697-2112 to RSVP. Please share your memories on line at Mike’s facebook page. Cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Gailen Spinka

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


Stanley Strauss

Stanley L Strauss, 83, Orlando, FL
Stanley LaMarr Strauss, 83, of Orlando, passed away June 7, 2022 at the Conway Lakes Rehab in Orlando. Stanley was born on January 26, 1939 in Ephrata, PA, to the late Stanley M. and Willa Ruth (Myer) Strauss. Stanley and Sue were part time residents of Floral City, FL, for many years. He served his country in the US Navy, and owned and operated Pin-Centives, a lapel pin company. Stanley was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed traveling, old cars, baseball and hockey, and was a fisherman. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 50 years, Jacqueline “Sue” Strauss, his children: Jon Strauss and his wife Joanna, of Key West, FL; Brian Strauss and his life partner, Maria Herbert, of Sebastian, FL, and Laura Butts and husband Shaun of Orlando, FL; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Private graveside services for Stanley, were held on Sunday, June 12, 2022, at 9:00 AM, from the the Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City. Pastor Paul Giglio, officiated.. The family is planning a celebration of Stanley’s life in Orlando at a later date.


Naomi Strickland

Naomi R Strickland, 89, Inverness, FL
Naomi Ruth Strickland, age 89, Inverness, FL passed away May 30, 2022 at home under the care of her loving family and Vitas Hospice. Naomi was born in Plant City, FL on October 8, 1932 to the late Arthur Head and Mary Valentine Head. She is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Left to cherish her memory are five children: Michael Strickland, Kissimmee, FL; Marlene Lanier, Orange Park, FL; Elizabeth Branson, Inverness, FL; Shirlene Ross, Jacksonville, FL; Sherri Schneider, Inverness, FL; 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Forrest S. Strickland on June 20, 2010 and her brother, Bobby Head. The things she cherished most in life was any time she could spend with her family and emulating our Savior through service. A funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, June 4th at 2:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, Fl. Bishop Edward Nixon will officiate. Burial will be private in Florida National Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family Saturday from 1:00 PM until the hour of service.


Richard Stype, Jr.

Richard P Stype, Jr., 67, Floral City, FL
Richard Paul “Rick” Stype, Jr., age 67 of Floral City, FL died at home on May 27, 2022 under the loving care of his family and Vitas Hospice. Rick was born in St. Augustine, FL on December 26, 1954 to the late Richard P. Stype, Sr. and Elizabeth Specht Stype and came to Citrus County from Clearwater, FL. He owned and operated Stype Termite & Pest Control Inc. for over 42 years. He and his wife, Hazel, attended auctions on the weekends for several years. Rick enjoyed spending time with friends and family fishing, shooting pool and playing golf. He was an avid fan of all Tampa sports teams and college athletics. He sponsored race cars at the Citrus County Speedway for years and was a former member of the Inverness Kiwanis Club. Left to cherish is memory are his wife of 38 years, Hazel Rome Stype; 5 children: Ryan P. Stype, Altamonte Springs, FL; Troy Daniels, Baltimore, MD; Meagan Stype, DeLand, FL; Sabrina (David) King, Inverness; Terry Daniels, Inverness; sister, Kathy Ward, Kennesaw, GA; several grandchildren including Gracee Ann King, Savannah Jean King, Dawson James King and many great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 3:00 PM, from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Kramer of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 2:00 PM until service time. The family encourages you to wear your favorite College or Tampa based sports team memorabilia to the service to honor Rick. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Rick’s memory may be made to the Citrus County Animal Shelter, 4030 So. Airport Road, Inverness, FL 34450.


Albert Sutherland

Albert L Sutherland, 70, Floral City, FL
Albert Lewis Sutherland, age 70, Floral City, FL passed away suddenly at home on April 1, 2022. Al was born in Camden, NJ on August 17, 1951 to the late Albert and Wilhelmina (Wilson) Sutherland. He was a graduate of Collingswood High School and Rutgers University. He moved from Westmont, NJ in 2019. He was employed as a chemist in the pharmaceutical profession and attended St Margaret’s Episcopal Church. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 34 years, Nancy (Rust) Sutherland; 1 son, Matthew Sutherland and fiancée, Audrey of Westmont, NJ; his brother, Robert (Susan) of Pittman, NJ, and other extended family. After a stroke in 2011, Al was determined to regain his strength getting back to doing those sporting activities he enjoyed. His favorites were surf fishing at NJ shore, bowling, and golf. His hard work with physical therapy paid off, allowing him to return to bowling and golf. He was also an avid fan of auto racing traveling to NASCAR races as well as local tracks. He bowled in leagues in New Jersey and at Sportsman’s in Inverness. Al, Nancy and Matthew could be found enjoying time together fishing at the beach in NJ and North Carolina, at hockey games, auto races and golfing in NJ and Florida. Friends are invited to the Celebration of Life scheduled for Wednesday, April 13th at 3:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Fr. Eugene Reuman, Rector of St Margaret’s Episcopal Church officiating. Interment will follow in New Jersey at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Albert’s name can be donated to the Greater Citrus County USBCA Youth Bowling League.


Carl Taylor

Carl D Taylor, 88, Inverness, FL
Carl David Taylor, 88 of Inverness passed away at home under the loving care of his family and HPH Hospice on April 2, 2022. Carl was born on August 16, 1933 in Fall River, MA, to the late George A. and Edna M. (Kennedy) Taylor. He came to Citrus County in 2001 from New Hampshire. Carl was a draftsman for Raytheon Electronics company before retirement. He was an active member of the Inverness Elks and Moose Lodges. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Rhonda “Ronni” Taylor; his son, Carl Taylor, Jr. of Crystal River, his daughter, Candice Taylor Reid, Bellingham, MA, step daughter, Angela Diamond of Biloxi, MS; brother, Robert Taylor and sister Jane Scott both of Rhode Island, and several grandchildren A Memorial Service is scheduled at the Inverness Moose Lodge on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 2:00 PM. Family and friends are invited to attend. Cremation with care under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness


Paul Taylor

Paul S Taylor, 57, Inverness, FL
Paul Scott Taylor, 57, of Inverness, FL passed away April 5, 2022 at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, FL. He arrived in this area in 2017, coming from Texas. Paul enjoyed watching TV and camping. He is survived by his loving husband of 11 years Charles L. Brown. Other survivors include his mother, Muriel St. John Taylor of Inverness; son Duke Taylor of New York; daughters Nena Taylor of Queensbury, NY, Crystal Castro of Katy, TX, and DeeAnna Taylor of Santa Fe, TX; step son Thomas Brown and his wife Samantha of Minnesota; brother Robert Taylor; sisters Theresa Truesdale and Laura Colvin, and several nieces and nephews. 12 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Maria van der Leek

Maria L van der Leek, 95, Inverness, FL
Maria L. van der Leek, of Inverness, passed away on her 95th birthday, in Citrus Health and Rehab Center, Inverness. She was born May 28, 1927, and educated in Germany to the late Malte L. von Putbus and Mira von Plotz. Maria, married her husband Theodorus van der Leek, November 18, 1960, in Washington, DC. She was employed by the German Embassy in Washington. She and her husband were one of 12 immigrants, whom were invited to the White House, and received their naturalization oath in the Oval Office, by President Lyndon B. Johnson. She has been a resident of Inverness since 1987, previously residing in Forestville, MD, and previously resided in Washington, DC. Maria was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She loved to take care of her family; she was a Master Gardner, played the button harmonica every year, for many years at the Citrus County Fair. Maria also loved to bake, for family and friends. She was Lutheran by Faith, and was a very generous, thoughtful, and caring person. She was a survivor. She survived WWII. Loved her cats, especially Bebela, who predeceased her. Her parents Malte L. and Mira von Putbus predeceased her along with her husband Theodorus van der Leek. Left to cherish her memory are her children; Andrea Maria Oswald (Buck) and Chris van der Leek (Kelly), grandchildren; Amy, Corey, Ashlie, Kyrie, Akira, and CJ. Great grandchildren; Clyde, Ava, Bently, and RJ. Family and friends are invited to her Celebration of Life Monday May 30, 2022, 3pm in Chas E. Davis Funeral Home 3075 S. Florida Ave Inverness. Pastor Tom Beaverson, from First Lutheran Church of Inverness, will officiate. Visitation from 2pm until time of service.


Joyce Van Nutt

Joyce P Van Nutt, 95, Inverness, FL
After an amazing lifelong journey; Joyce Permaul Van Nutt passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones at The Reserve at Citrus a caring Assisted Living Facility where Joyce spent the last month of her life before passing on June 19, 2022, at the age of 95 years. As known by friends and family her birth was registered after the holidays and legally known as January 5, 1927. Joyce was born on Christmas Day 1926 to Joseph and Hilda De Corum Permaul in Georgetown British Guiana now known as Guyana. She married Basil Singh in 1947 and divorced in 1953 but through that union came the loves of her life, her sons, Joe and John. Joyce learned midwifery from her grandmother, attended nursing school in Guyana then emigrated to the US in 1966 where she finished her nursing education. She sent for her sons in 1967. They settled in Teaneck NJ and in 1972 she met and married James Van Nutt. They moved to Hendersonville NC in 1978 and then relocated to Inverness Fl in 1988 where they both happily enjoyed the rest of their lives. Joyce was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Family was the focal point of her life. She was a devout member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Joyce will always be remembered by all who were blessed to know her to be full of love and encouragement; especially to her friends and family. Her cards and daily calls filled with warmth and kindness will be missed. She is preceded in death by her son John Singh and her husband James Van Nutt. Survived by her son Joe Singh and wife Jessica, 13 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. Viewing to be held on July 16, 2022, between 10:00am and 11:30am at Charles E. Davis Funeral Home 3705 S Florida Ave Inverness Fl 34450 Funeral Services to follow at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 550 U.S. Hwy 41S Inverness Fl 34450 at 12:00pm. In Lieu of flowers family requests donations to be made to Citrus County meals on Wheels: https://www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/


Betty Woolverton

Betty A Woolverton, 87, Inverness, FL
Betty A Woolverton, age 87, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, April 10, 2022, at 6:25 a.m. Betty was born in Warren, MI on April 16, 1934, to the late Frank and Francis (Siekerk) Buckley. She was the ninth of sixteen siblings! Betty married the love of her life, Joseph Wenta on June 29, 1957 at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Wilmot, MI. They resided on the beautiful family farm in Deford, Mi where they raised their two children. They were married for 35 years. Joe passed in 1992. On October 8, 1994, Betty married Craig Woolverton. They moved to Inverness, FL in 1997 and were married for 21 years. He passed in 2015. Betty started working at age 15 at a five and dime store after both her parents died and she had to quit school and go to work. She continued to work in the grocery store business and retired from Kroger’s at age 62. Betty loved staying active and busy. She enjoyed crafting, cooking, socializing, crocheting, jewelry making, volunteering at the local hospice center, and helping others whenever she had a chance. Betty also loved children and was a nanny to the Javier family, the Huecker family, and several others. She was also a member of Redemption Christian Church in Inverness, FL. Left to cherish her memory are her two children, Joseph H. Wenta, and his wife Vicki of Deford, MI and Elizabeth A. Wenta and her husband Bill of Orlando, FL; three brothers: Jerry (Sally), Ron, and Henry Buckley and her sister, Shirley Rahn; one grandson, Jordan Wenta and two stepdaughters, Cindy (Wayne) Moore and Gail Woolverton. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. There is a Celebration of Life scheduled for Friday, April 15th at 3:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness with the Rev. Todd Langdon, pastor of the Redemption Christian Church officiating. Burial will follow at a later date in St. Michael’s Church Cemetery in Wilmot, MI. Visitation with family and friends will be at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. ~Those in attendance are respectfully asked to wear masks.


Casimir Wyzgowski

Casimir J Wyzgowski, 80, Inverness, FL
Casimir John “Casey” Wyzgowski 80, of Inverness, passed away at home under the loving care of his family on May 4, 2022. Casey was born in Peru, Illinois, on April 20, 1942, to the late Casimir C. and Regina (Goletz) Wyzgowski, and came to Citrus County in 1997 from Maryland. Casey was a retired police detective and served his country 7 years in the United States Marine Corps. He served the Marine Security Guard Detachment American Embassy in Lagos, Nigeria 1963 – 1964, and the American Consulate General in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia 1964 – 1965. He is also a Vietnam Veteran. He was a member of NARLEO (National Association of Retired Law Enforcement Officers). He served 24 years with the MPDC Metropolitan Police Department, Washington D.C. Casey loved doing yard work and was a member of the UF Master Gardeners. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 53 years, Evelyn Wyzgowski; his God child Tracey Bacidore; Evelyn’s God child, Cade Vallero; and brother-in-law, Daniel R. Vallero. Memorial services for Casey will be conducted on Thursday, May 19, 2022 with visitation at 11:00AM-12:00PM, and services at 12 Noon at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, with Fr. Tim Cummings, officiating. Interment will follow at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell with Military Honors at 1:30PM. Cremation arrangements are under the care of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.