Obituaries
For the Last 3 Months.

Jimmie H Adkins, 80, Inverness, Fl
JIMMIE H. ADKINS, age 80, Inverness, died April 25, 2015 at his residence under the loving care of his wife and the staff of Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast. A native Floridian, Jimmie was born on August 31, 1934 in Homosassa to the late Willie D. and Willie (Grau) Adkins. He was employed by Lockheed Corporation as a safety engineer. Jimmie enjoyed fishing and hunting and was an accomplished woodworker. He was a 34 degree Mason and a Shriner. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 38 years, Gertrude Adkins; sons James C. (Teresa) Adkins, LaGrange, GA, Robert P. (Joann) Adkins, Inverness; stepdaughters Rebecca (Doug) McCrea, Altamonte Springs, FL and Dawn L. (Mike) Renninger, Melbourne, FL; his brother Tommy and sister Donna, both of Tampa, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother Ray Adkins. A celebration of life and tribute will be announced at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Edna F Bailey, 73, Inverness, FL
On May 6, 2015, Edna "Faye" Bailey of Inverness, formerly of Ft. Pierce, slipped into the loving arms of her Lord for the journey to her eternal home. Faye, age 73 was under the care of Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast at the time of her death. Her husband was present at her bedside as she began her final journey. Faye was born on January 22, 1942 in Borden, IN to the late Tommy and Lula Mae (Ooley) Young. Faye had worked various retail positions and at her retirement was employed by Sam's Club in Ft. Pierce, FL. Faye took great pride in her American Indian heritage. Her paternal grandmother was a full member of the Tohono O'odham tribe of southern Arizona. The children of the western reservations held a special place in her heart. For many years, she would collect clothing, shoes, school supplies for the children, along with blankets and durable medical supplies for the elderly. Every year or two she would load up the van and the travel trailer and head west. She made several trips to the Pine Ridge and Rosebud reservations in South Dakota and to the Blackfoot reservation in Montana. Faye was a talented craftswoman in jewelry making, knitting, crocheting and sewing. She enjoyed gifting these items to friends and family. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 27 years, Thomas Bailey; son Michael (Kim) Bailey, Port St. Lucie; daughter, Tracy Lyn (David) Campos, Conroe, TX; brothers Michael (Marsha) Jackson, Salem, IN and Raymond Bailey, Aurora, IL; sisters Sue (Ray) Hendrix, Vinemont, AL; Carmen (Mike) Brawders, Folson, LA; along with several cherished nieces and nephews and eight grandchildren Michael, Megan, Caitlyn, Brett, Jacob, Joey, Rachel and Steven, along with eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by son Wayne Bailey. Faye also delighted in the presence of her dog, "Ronan". Services and burial will be arranged by Haisley Funeral Home in Fort Pierce, FL at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of local arrangements.


Robert E Bailey, 76, Inverness, FL
ROBERT "BOB" EUGENE BAILEY, age 76, Inverness, died April 27, 2015 at Avante at Inverness under the care of Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast. Bob was born on May 6, 1938 in Muncie, IN to the late Jesse and Ruby (Pugh) Bailey. He proudly served our country in the United States Air Force, retiring as a Master Sergeant with over 20 years of service. He then was employed by Phillips Telecom for 9 years. He was an accomplished chef and enjoyed making up his own recipes and was an avid coin collector. Always ready to volunteer and give of his time, he did so at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Wildlife Park and at the Inverness Courthouse. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Floral City. Left to cherish his memory is his brother, Gary Bailey and niece Denise Worpell, Birmingham, AL; his cousin Sandra and her husband Gene Lee; special friends Diane Grischke and Miles Combs, Fort Wayne, IN and Diane's grandchildren Tyra, Austin and Brandy Grischke; Robert Schoenauer, Treasure Island, FL; and his favorite waitress and friend, Melanie as well as other cousins and extended family. He was preceded in death by his loving companion of ten years, Vivian Schoenauer and an Aunt and Uncle, Evelyn and Grady Sharit. The family requests donations to Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers, that they may continue to give loving and devoted care to others as they did for Bob. A graveside military committal service will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 2:30 PM at Florida National Cemetery. Friends are invited to join the procession to the cemetery at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory at 1:45 PM.


Staci L Baker, 48, Inverness, FL
Staci Lynn Baker, 48, of Inverness, FL passed away on June 9, 2015 under the care of Citrus Health and Rehab, Hernando, FL. She was born on August 2, 1966 in Indianapolis, IN and was a corporate trainer for Huddle House Restaurants. Staci arrived in this area in 2001, coming from Middletown, IN, and was a Christian by faith. She enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, swimming, and going to the beach. She was preceded in death by her father, James H. Swain in February of this year. Survivors include her daughters Heather Reynolds and Stefani (Jess) Dugas, her mother Patsy Swain, and sisters Sheri Swain and Shelli Bailey. The family will be having services at a later date. It was Staci’s wish that her cremated remains be dispersed in the ocean, so she can “swim with the dolphins”. Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Sheryl L Balasch, 65, Inverness, FL
Sheryl L. Balasch, 65 of Inverness, FL completed her journey to the Lord on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Hospice House of Citrus and Nature Coast in Lecanto. Sheryl is survived by her husband of 48 years, Paul Balasch; her children Christopher (Nikki) Balasch and Paula Joy McIntosh; her grandchildren Kyrie Balasch and Grady McIntosh; 2 sisters and 1 brother. Services will be held at Inverness Church of God on Tuesday, April 28 at 2:00 PM. The family will greet friends in visitation from 1:00 PM until the hour of service. Arrangements are being handled by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Dianna M Banning, 69, Inverness, FL
Dianna Marie Banning, 69, of Inverness, FL passed away July 3, 2015 at Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala, Fl. She was born in Knoxville, TN on September 12, 1945, and arrived in this area in 1986, coming from St. Clair, MI. Dianna was an administrative assistant in the healthcare industry, and an Episcopal by faith and a loving mother, grandmother and wife. She loved spending time with her family and friends, and watching her grandchildren play sports. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of over 40 years, Bruce Banning, who passed away in 2011; one son, Bruce Duncan Banning II; and her father Clyde Ferebee. Survivors include her children Geoffrey (Rachel) Banning of Inverness, and Kimberly (Ron Leder) Banning of Sugar Loaf Key, FL; mother Nell Ferebee; brothers Jim and Joe Ferebee; and 2 grandchildren, Geoffrey and Savannah. Services for Dianna will be held in Michigan at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Heart Society in the name of Dianna Marie Banning. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Richard A Bass, 67, Floral City, FL
Richard A. Bass, 67, of Floral City, Florida passed away May 17, 2015 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL. He was born on September 23, 1947 in Clearwater, FL to the late Madison G. and Mary E. (Anderson) Bass, Jr. Richard arrived in this area in 1978 coming from Clearwater, was a Christian by faith, a U.S. Navy veteran, and, with his wife Sandra, owned and operated Sleepy Hollow Bar and Restaurant in Floral City for 10 years. He was also an ordained minister, and was fondly known as "Reverend Rich" to his many friends and patrons of Sleepy Hollow. Richard was very family oriented. He loved spending time with his family and friends, fishing, and living life. He will be greatly missed by his family, and his community. Survivors include his loving wife of 25 years, Sandra Bass of Floral City. Other survivors include children Kevin (Vicki) Bass of Pennsacola, FL, Angela Pino of Gulf Breeze, FL, and Kimberly Gentry of Inverness, FL; Step-children Lance and Tawney; brother Wayne; 12 grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Antonio Benoya, 78, Inverness, FL
Send Memorial Plaque to: Barbara Benoya 6676 Mobile Street Inverness, FL 34452 Antonio Benoya, age 78, Inverness, died June 24, 2015 under the loving care of his family and the staff of Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast. Antonio was born on October 15, 1936 in Barcelona, Spain to the late Carlos and Encarnacion (Ceballos) Benoya. He proudly served our country in the United States Marine Corps and was a passionate Marine throughout his lifetime. He enjoyed bowling, drawing and painting and working in his yard and garden. A social and outgoing person, he would liven up any gathering with jokes and stories. Antonio was a member of the Spanish-American Club and the Marine Corps League. He was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be missed by the many who knew him. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 52 years, Barbara Benoya; daughters Bridget Eguiluz, Miami, FL and Lisa Elmore, Fayetteville, NC; his sister Pepita Ceballos, Barcelona, Spain; grandchildren Kerri Gregory, Chris (Melody) Elmore, Nicholas Eguiluz, Elissa Eguiluz and great-grandson Ty Gregory. A celebration and tribute to Antonio's life will be held on Monday, June 29, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family will receive friends in visitation from 1:00 PM until the hour of service. Inurnment will follow at a later date at Florida National Cemetery. The family requests memorial donations in Antonio's memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Linda Bishop, 67, Ocala, FL
Linda Bishop, age 67, Ocala, went to be with her Lord on April 20, 2015 at Munroe Regional Medical Center. Linda was born on August 2, 1947 in Akron, OH to the late Harry V. and Bessie (Reynolds) King. A devout Christian woman, she served in church administration, along with her husband, who ministered to five different churches before his retirement for Assembly of God. Linda was very active in the social events of the churches and enjoyed sharing her knowledge of the Bible with others. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and a special friend to her church family members. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 46 years, Bruce Bishop, Ocala; her son Jeff Bishop, Inverness; daughter Sara (Eddie) Edgette, Summertown, TN; her sister Jackie (Bill) Garmier, Hartville, OH; grandchildren Emerald, Samantha, Eddie, Jr. and Vaida and her first great-grandbaby on the way. She was preceded in death by a daughter Amy Bishop and her brother Gene King. A Funeral Service of Remembrance and celebration of Linda's life will be held on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Linda's memory to worldchallenge.org.


Sarah M Boger, 103, Inverness, FL
Sarah Myrtle Boger, 103, Inverness passed away April 17, 2015 at Highland Place in Inverness. Mrs Boger was born in Jasper, GA on Jan 18, 1912 to the late Enoch and Sarah Owen and moved to this area in 1996 from Fruitland Park, FL. She was employed as a telephone operator for the original Southern Bell Telephone Co. and a longtime member of the First Christian Church of Inverness where she was well known as a “hugger” to everyone arriving at church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, William Boger on Sept 14, 1991, her daughter, Peggy Ann Nicholson May 30, 1998, son in law, Charles Nicholson on Jan. 22, 2015, and grandson, Charles Nicholson II Jan 18, 2014 Survivors include her granddaughter, Vicki Nicholson Reed, of Inverness and several nieces and nephews in Georgia and South Carolina Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, April 22 at 11:00 AM from the First Christian Church of Inverness with Dr. Ray Kelley officiating. Private burial will follow in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Orlando, FL Visitation will be from the church beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted in Sarah's memory by the First Christian Church of Inverness. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family.


Glenn E Bortell, 100, Inverness, FL
Send memorial plaque to: Glenda Ackley 601 Kensington Avenue Lecanto, FL 34461 GLEN BORTELL, age 100, Inverness, died April 18, 2015 surrounded by his loving family and under the devoted care of Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast staff. Glen was born in Grinnell, IA on September 9, 1914 to the late John E. and Catherine (Swanson) Bortell. He was the owner/operator for 20 years of a youth ranch and children's camp in St. Charles, IA, "Bortell's Bar Rockin B Ranch." Glen was very active in the St. Charles Masonic Lodge, a 32 degree Mason, Shriner and Scottish Rite. He served the State of Iowa as a Senator to finish the term of another politician and was then elected to the Iowa House of Representatives serving Madison County. After relocation to Venice, Florida in 1987 and then to Inverness in 1993, he volunteered at Citrus Memorial Hospital as a transporter, accruing over 6000 hours of service and was named Volunteer of the Year in 2013. Along with his late wife Mary, he served the First United Methodist Church of Inverness in their building fund efforts. Left to cherish his memory is his daughter, Glenda (husband-Norman) Ackley, Lecanto and his sons, John Bortell (wife-Peggy), Homosassa and William (wife-Cynthia), Winterset, IA; 6 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and a dear neighbor and friend, Ruth Schar. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary. A celebration and tribute to Glen's life will be held on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 2:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory with Pastor Sarah Campbell officiating and Masonic Memorial Lodge #19. The family requests donations in Glen's memory to Citrus Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Volunteers in lieu of flowers.


John D Browning, 78, Hernando, FL
John D. Browning, age 78, Hernando, died April 29, 2015. He served our country in the United States Army. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


George W Cady, 91, Citrus Springs, FL
George W. Cady, 91, of Citrus Springs, FL passed away May 6, 2015 under the care of the Diamond Ridge Health and Rehab staff in Lecanto. George was born on March 29, 1924 in Fayette, MO to the late John and Louise (Fiss) Cady. He served our country in the United States Air Force. George was employed by General Motors for 20 years as a janitor. An active outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and photography. He is survived by his sister, Mildred Beecher and a nephew and his wife, Jack and Rosalie. He was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Gillespie. Services and Burial will be handled by Friemonth and Freese Funeral Home in Glasgow, MO. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of local arrangements.


Joanne Campbell, 81, Inverness, FL
Joanne Elliott Posey Campbell, age 81, Inverness, went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 2, 2015 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast. Joanne was born on September 20, 1933 in Ypsilanti, MI to the late Henry and Doris (Kane) Denike. She was employed by the Lansing State Journal and the Detroit Free Press as a typesetter. A loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, she devoted her time to her family. She was also very active in the community, volunteering for CASA and with her church, Seven Rivers Presbyterian, where she ministered through the prayer chain and MOPS. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 9 years, James Campbell; her children Mike (Carol) Elliott, Fowlerville, MI, Dave (Janet) Elliott, Holly, MI, Steve (Karen) Elliott; daughters Lori (Kenneth) Howerton, Homosassa, FL, Stacy Barroso, Fishers, IN; son-in-laws Frank Barroso, Inverness and Mark Stubbert, Webberville, MI; stepson Jeff Posey; stepdaughters Lisa Ellis and Lori Radford; her brother Doug (Rosie) Denike, Elk Rapids, MI; brother-in-law, Elwood Ott; 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband Charles Elliott, her second husband Milton "Sam" Posey; a brother Bob Denike, a sister Charlotte Ott, stepdaughter Nicole Stubbert and a grandson John Elliott. A celebration and tribute to Joanne's life will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 12:00 Noon at Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Donald L Cannon, 82, Inverness, FL
DONALD L. CANNON, age 82, Inverness, died June 24, 2015 surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast staff. Donald was born on January 20, 1933 in Coal City, IL to the late Oscar and Beulah (Ogden) Cannon. He served our country in the United States Navy. Donald was employed by Sony Pictures in the motion picture industry as a truck driver. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and playing cards. Donald was a member of the Eagles Aerie # 3992 of Inverness, the Burbank, CA Elks Lodge #1497, the Culver City, CA Elks Lodge #1917 and the American Legion Post #45 of Noblesvill, IN. Left to treasure his memory is his wife Janice Cannon; sons Harold (Barbara) Cannon, CA and Donald (Teresa) Cannon, TN, daughters Susan (Alonzo) Hernandez, Dawn (Timothy) Matter, both of FL, Mary Jane Cannon, CA, and Cherie Cannon of IN; a sister Mary Ellen Hersberger, IN; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother Harold Cannon. A celebration and tribute to Donald's life will be held on Saturday, June 27th at 2:00 PM at the Eagles Aerie of Inverness. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast or the American Cancer Society. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Salvatore Capasso, 69, Inverness, FL
Salvatore Capasso, Jr., 69, of Inverness, Florida passed away April 11, 2015 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL. He was born in New Haven, CT. on November 14, 1945 to the late Salvatore and Margaret (Fiorillo) Capasso. Salvatore was a barber, and arrived in this area in 1988, coming from Lyndonville, VT. Salvatore was a Catholic by faith, and enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and the computer. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Carolyn Capasso. Other survivors include children Christopher Capasso of Inverness, Salvatore (Lynda) Capasso of Homosassa, FL and Cherilyn Capasso of Ocala, FL; sister Rita Capasso; and 3 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


William N Cherry, 84, Floral City, FL
William Ned Cherry, age 84, Floral City, went to be with his Lord and Savior on May 4, 2015 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. William was born on May 23, 1930 in Lincolnton, NC to the late John H. and Elsie (Mullis) Cherry. He was employed as a subcontractor in the aluminum business. William enjoyed participating and competing in the Senior Bicycle Races. His loved the Lord and praised him as an evangelist. Left to cherish his memory is his son Mike Cherry, Sr.; daughters Rebecca Cherry and Teresa C. Heton; 12 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Rosie Lee (Bradshaw) Cherry and two grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with local arrangements. Further services and viewing will be under the care of Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens in Charlotte, NC.


Angela D Civitano, 37, Inverness, FL
ANGELA D. CIVITANO, age 37, Inverness, died July 4, 2015 under the loving care of her family and the staff of Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast. Angela was born on October 24, 1977 in Queens, NY. She worked as a dental assistant and also enjoyed employment as a bartender. Angela loved life and everthing life had to give. She was a very outgoing person who never met a stranger. She will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege to know her. Left to cherish her memory is her companion of nine years, Jason Grob; her daughter Deanna Civitano; her sister Samantha Turner, all of Inverness; Jason's parents Pete and Joan Grob and her Aunt Carolyn DiMuro. She was preceded in death by her mother and stepfather, Donna and John Turner. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Carmen Colantino, 89, Inverness, FL
Carmen Colantino, age 89, Inverness, died June 4, 2015 at Select Specialty Hospital South in Edgewood. Carmen was born on July 7, 1925 in the Philippines to the late Jose and Maria (Dia) Manalo. Carmen worked as an attache for the diplomatic service. She is survived by a brother-in-law Thomas Colantino, a sister Bella Manalo of NY and a nephew Lino Manalo. She was preceded in death by her husband Nicholas J. Colantino in 2011. Inurnment will be private at Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Raymond M Coons, 72, Floral City, FL
RAYMOND M. COONS, age 72, Floral City, died April 4, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. A native Floridian, Ray was born on April 20, 1942 in Sarasota, FL to the late Raymond E. Coons and Myrtle Rose (Johnson) Coons. Throughout his working career, he owned and operated his own feed store and during his retirement years, worked for the Division of Forestry as a gatekeeper in the Croom, Sumter County, Florida area. Ray was an accomplished fisherman, enjoyed boating and woodworking. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 10 years, Lela Coons; son, Garrett and his wife Emma Coons, Myakka City, FL; his daughter Stacy Arnold, Floral City, FL; grandchildren Heather, Stephanie, Julie, Sareese and Christopher; great-grandchildren Sylvia, Caleb and Haylee. He was preceded in death by brothers Clayton and Arthur Albritton. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Jeanette Cooper, 91, Inverness, FL
Jeanette Toomer Cooper was born on September 20, 1923 in Savannah, GA to George Leonard Nieuwstraten and Lillian Stalls Nieuwstraten. Jeanette spent her childhood in Savannah, her early adulthood as homemaker and mother of six, her midlife years as an entrepreneur within the seafood industry, her early senior years traveling and enjoying saltwater sport fishing, and her final years a captive to the constraints of Alzheimer's disease. She is recognized for her activities in seafood conservation efforts and served as the only female president of the Southeastern Fisheries Association. She participated in community and political affairs and was active in the Presbyterian Church. Her hobbies included gardening and painting. After spending fifty years as a resident of Key West, FL, she came to live with her son-in-law and daughter, Gene and Jeanie Roberts of Inverness, in 2005. She subsequently died in the home they shared on May 26, 2015 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. She is pre-deceased by her parents, her husband, Earl J. Toomer, Jr. of 34 years and her husband Samuel Cooper of 30 years; her sisters Lillian Cecile Orrel and Margaret Ann Williams; her brother George L. Nieuwstraten, Jr; and her son Earl J. Toomer, III. She is survived by three sons, Edwin G. Toomer and his wife Andrea of Englewood, FL, Roy K. Toomer and his wife Virginia of Pledger, TX and Richard E. Toomer of Key West, FL; two daughters Jeanie T. Roberts and husband Gene of Inverness, FL, and Colleen L. Gartenmayer and husband Edward of Key West, FL; 14 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and an ever-growing number of great-great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life and Tribute to Jeanette will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, with Pastor Dan Lyman, Hospice Chaplain officiating. The family will greet friends in visitation from 2:00 PM until the hour of service. A reception for those attending will be held immediately following the ceremony at 1st Presbyterian Church of Inverness. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a memorial contribution to your favorite charity.


Steven J Dehn, 55, Lehigh Acres, FL
Steven J. Dehn, age 55, died June 3, 2015 at his residence in Lehigh Acres. Steven was born on October 18, 1959 in Queens, New York City, NY to the late Joseph Dehn and Judith (Leiser) Carcioppolo. He proudly served our country in the United States Army and Army National Reserve for a period of 12 years, receiving many citations during his career. He loved being with his dog "Buddy". Left to cherish his memory are his brothers Raymond Dehn, Joseph Dehn and sister Lisa Stearns and her husband Jeff, all of Crystal River; nieces and nephews Raymond Dehn, Jr., Robert Dehn, Darby Dehn, Jeffrey Stearns, Jr. and Scott Stearns and great-niece Mylee Rae. Inurnment will be private at the Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Joseph A Delgado, 61, Inverness, FL
JOSE ANTONIO DELGADO, age 61, Inverness, died May 3, 2015. Jose was born on October 31, 1953 in New York City to Ismael and Carmen (Santos) Delgado. He proudly served our country in the United States Air Force. Jose was the owner/operator of his trucking business. When not behind the wheel of his 18-wheeler, he enjoyed watching movies and television. Left to cherish his memory is his daughter Abigail Delgado and her two children, Elijah and Miracle; his mother Carmen Santos, all of Inverness and his brother Edwin Sanchez. A celebration and tribute to Jose's life will be held on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Vito J Delgorio, Jr., 45, Inverness, FL
Vito Joseph Delgorio, Jr., age 45, Inverness, was called home on June 19, 2015 to be with his Lord. He was the husband of Tina Marie Delgorio and Father of Vito J. Delgorio, III. He is survived by his loving parents Vito Joseph Delgorio, Sr. and Judith A. Delgorio, sister Denise A. Kujat and brother-in-law Jayson, nephew Julian and niece Jocelyn, Father and Mother-in-Law Charles and Linda Watts, Brother-in-Laws Charlie and Wally, niece Jordan, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and many friends. Vito was born in Wurzburg, Germany in 1970 while his father served in the U.S. Army. Vito attended Our Lady of Queen of Peace Elementary School, Monsignor Farrell High School and Wagner College, was a member of Theta Chi Fraternity on Staten Island, NY. In 1991, Vito moved to Spring Hill, Florida where he met Tina Marie Watts. In 1993, they were married and headed to Gainesville, Florida to complete their education. Vito graduated from Sante Fe College in computer sciences and Tina received her Master's Degree in Education. Vito joined F and H Contractors of Crystal River, Florida in 2001 as their systems administrator. Vito was an avid gamer and enjoyed camping with his family. He was a Committee member of Boy Scouts Troop 457 and the Awards Chairman for Cub Scout Pack 302. Vito was a hard-working, loving husband and father. He was a loving and considerate man who befriended any person he met. He loved to smile and tell jokes which everyone loved. He was kind, generous and loving. His sudden departure cannot be explained but those of faith will certainly understand that when we get our call, we must go home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Hills of Rest Cemetery. The family invites friends in visitation from 2-4 and 6-8 PM on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Germaine J Dewey, 98, Inverness, FL
GERMAINE J. DEWEY, 98, has been reunited with God in Heaven and most of her family on May 9, 2015, after a long journey on earth. Germaine was the eldest daughter of Joseph and Rose (Melancon) Lavallee. Germaine is survived by her son Joseph of Hernando, FL and her daughter Susan (Dewey) Deslongchamps of Hernando, FL, Warren and Bernardston, MA. She also leaves two granddaughters, Samantha Deslongchamps of Millbury, MA and Amelia Deslongchamps of Brooklyn, NY, two great granddaughters Chelsea Goodrich of El Paso, TX and Kirstin Goodrich of Ware, and was soon to have a great-great grandchild. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. In 1994 she was predeceased by her only grandson Aaron Deslongchamps of Warren, MA. In 2007 she was predeceased by her estranged husband Burton E. Dewey. She was also predeceased by her sisters M. Anita (Lavallee) Fielding and Bernadette (Lavallee, Dupsha) King. Born in Springfield, MA on December 29, 1916 and raised in Springfield, MA, later moving to Ware, MA and Warren, MA but living most of her life in Palmer, MA and most recently living in Inverness, FL near her son and daughter. Gerry graduated from Baypath College and worked at Warren Pumps during WWII. Later she moved to Palmer and was employed by the Palmer National Bank for many years and Monson Developmental Center from which she retired in 1981. Gerry was a communicant of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Palmer for many years and was a member of the Daughters of Isabella. Germaine was a quiet person and enjoyed many hours doing crossword puzzles and reading. She also enjoyed traveling with close friends and her sisters on many short trips throughout New England. In accordance with Germaine's wishes there will be no calling hours. A memorial Mass will be said for Gerry at a later date at St. Thomas the Apostle in Palmer, MA. Burial will take place in St. Paul's Cemetery in Warren, MA and will be at the discretion of the family. Should family or friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to New Horizon Senior Living, 1745 Forest Drive, Inverness, FL, 34453, where Gerry spent her later years living care free. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family.


Joseph DiSanto, 93, Floral City, FL
Joseph DiSanto, 93 of Floral City, died Sunday, May 17, 2015 at his home under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Born in Newark, New Jersey on March 2, 1922 to the late Dominick and Lucia DiSanto, he came here in 1981 from Ringwood, NJ. Mr. DiSanto retired from the Ford Motor Company as an electrician after 30 years of service. He was a WWII US Army veteran serving with the 44th and 82nd Airborne Divisions, and the 2671 Special Recon Group of the OSS in Africa, France and Italy. He fought with the French and Italian Resistance Forces in Italy. Among his many military decorations he was awarded the Bronze Star, OSS Office of Strategic Service Medal, the European African Middle East Campaign Medal with 2 Arrow Head Invasions and 4 Battle Stars, and the Parachute Wings Medal with 3 combat jump stars. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish, the Knights of Columbus (4th degree), VFW Post 7122 in Floral City, 82nd Airborne Association, and the UAW Retirees. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters: Yvonne (Roy) Bryant of Floral City and Claudette (Karl) von der Heyde of West Milford, NJ; 2 brothers: Dominick DiVito of Floral City and JoJo DiVito of New Jersey; 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Aline; his son Paul DiSanto, his daughter, Donna DiSanto; 3 brothers, Peter, Leo & Phillip; 5 sisters, Ann, Minnie, Angelina, Nancy and Antoinette. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, May 21st at 10:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Tim Cummings, celebrant. Burial with military honors will follow in Florida National Cemetery. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home Wednesday from 3:00 until 5:00 pm, where Wake Vigil services will be offered at 4:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675


Samuel E Dixon, 89, Inverness, FL
Samuel Edward Dixon Sam "Coach" Dixon was born in Norton, Wise County, Virginia June 25, 1925. Sam passed away June 14, 2015, at his home with his friends at family at his side. Sam was born to Frank Dixon and Lily Byrd, and was one of six children including three girls and three boys. One brother, Frank Dixon, is the only living sibling, and resides near San Diego, California. Sam is survived by his wife of 32 loving years, Evelyn "Evie" Yeakle Dixon. Sam loved people, and was known for his soft-spoken, kind demeanor. Sam was an exceptional athlete all his life, and when not in school or working, he was shooting hoops at the neighborhood basketball court. He became the star of his high school basketball and football teams. Sam was drafted into the United States Army Sept. 29, 1943 and inducted on Oct. 20, 1943. He was assigned to the First Infantry Division of the U.S. Army for the assault on Normandy, France. His outfit was the 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd battalion, Company G which stormed Normandy Beach June 6, 1944 ("D-Day"). He landed on Omaha Beach in the third wave. He was wounded twice during the war. Each time, he was going to the aid of soldiers that were wounded and could not get shelter. The first time was July 28, 1944, in Savigny, France. He was wounded in the leg by enemy machine gun fire. He was awarded the Purple Heart and a Bronze Star for Valor. He was hospitalized for four months in England. He returned to duty just prior to the Battle of the Bulge, and his unit was almost completely wiped out. He was wounded a second time Feb. 26, 1945, as his unit crossed the Rohr River in Germany. During that battle, two critically wounded soldiers called out for help. Sam ran out to help them and carried one on his back and one under his arm to shelter at a farmhouse. He took the soldiers to the basement and went back upstairs to tell his commanding officer about the men when we was wounded a second time in the neck and throat. He was awarded a second Purple Heart and a second Bronze Star. Sam was discharged Sept. 27 1945, and the VA declared him 50% disabled due to his throat injury. Two days later, he played in his high school's football game as quarterback Sept. 29 in Norton, Virginia. During WWII, Sam participated in the following campaigns: Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, and the Rhineland, and he was an ammunition handler for a 60mm mortar. His medals include four (4) bronze stars for each of the campaigns he participated in, a combat infantry badge, two (2) purple hearts, a bronze star medal, a bronze service arrowhead, and a good conduct medal. After the war, he received a college degree thanks to the GI-Bill and received a B.A. from Emory and Henry College in 1950 and a M.A. from Eastern Tennessee State. He was inducted in the sports Hall of Fame at Emory and Henry College for basketball. He taught and coached in seven high schools in Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware for over 35 years. After his retirement in 1984 from public schools, he trained to become a tennis-teaching pro. He was a head pro at several locations in West Virginia and Maryland, and taught private lessons and clinics on a tennis court he built himself on his 14-acre property in Washington County, Maryland. After retirement, he started to engage in sanctioned USTA tennis tournaments across the country. He enjoyed playing singles and doubles. He was ranked as high as #12 in the nation in 1992, and continued to play tennis competitively up until a few years ago. It was his passion. He taught tennis clinics at Terra Vista Tennis Center, and enjoyed coaching individual players to improve their skills. He continued to coach from the sidelines even when he was not able to play. Sam visited France and Belgium three times later in life to revisit the places he marched in the war. He was appointed Chevalier (knight) of the Legion of Honor, France's highest military distinction for civilians. It is a sign of France's infinite gratitude and appreciation for contribution to France in WWII. Coach is survived by three sons, Phillip Dixon, Samuel Dixon Jr. and wife Jenny, and James Dixon. He also has a step-daughter, Marcie Kapsch. He has three grandchildren, Dwight Dixon, Trey Kapsch, and Bayla Kapsch. A memorial service will be held at the West Citrus Elk's Lodge on Grover Cleveland Avenue, Homosassa, Florida. Service will be Wed. June 24, 11:00 AM. Food will be provided following the service. A burial will take place in Arlington National Cemetery in a few months, date to be determined. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.


Margaret M Dowd, 76, Inverness, FL
MARGARET "PEGGY" MARY DOWD, age 76, Inverness, died June 13, 2015 at her residence. Peggy was born on December 19, 1938 in Brooklyn, NY. She was employed in the banking industry as a teller. Peggy was a parishioner at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. She enjoyed reading, gardening and loved being with her dog "Whiskey." She is survived by cousins on both sides of her family, the Dowd's and the Roarke's. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Daniel H Eckroad, 85, Inverness, FL
Daniel H. Eckroad, 85, of Inverness, FL passed away April 16, 2015 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL. He was born on June 8, 1929 in New Philadelphia, Ohio to the late Russell and Goldie (Downing) Eckroad. Daniel attended Kent State University, Kent Ohio. He served honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict he returned home and became an aerospace design checker at Martin Marietta. Daniel retired in Inverness FL where he enjoyed working at 7 Rivers Golf and Country Club. Golf was his life long passion. He also enjoyed volunteering at the East Citrus Community Center. He attended Floral City First United Methodist Church. Daniel is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Polly (Nichols) Eckroad. Other survivors include sons Russell Eckroad of Marion County, FL, and Timothy (Wanda) Eckroad of Orlando; bothers Gary (Betty) Eckroad of Ames, IA, and Allen (Sheila) Eckroad of Sarasota, FL; grandchildren Timothy Lee, Jr., and Amber (Jake) Reid and great-grandchild Camden Lee. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.


Theo R Edwards, Jr., 79, Floral City, FL
Theo Russell Edwards, Jr., 79, Floral City died at Citrus Memorial Hospital on May 27, 2015 following an extended illness. Russell was born on December 7, 1935 in Turkey Creek, FL to the late Theo R. and Hazel (Robbins) Edwards and came to this area in 2003 from New Port Richey. He was employed for 34 years with Publix Supermarkets as a manager in their meat department. He served our country in the United States Marine Corp. He was a member of J. Dewey Hawkins Masonic Lodge No. 331 in Oakland Park, FL for 33 years with a dual membership at Floral City Masonic Lodge No. 133, former member of the Inverness Golf & Country Club and Inverness Moose Lodge. He was an active member of the Withlapopka Civic Assocation. Russell was an avid golfer and fisherman and was an accomplished egg art artist. Left to mourn his loss is his wife, Nan Edwards, Floral City; 2 brothers, Allen G. (Nancy) Edwards, Homosassa; Dennis (Toni) Edwards, Dixie, Idaho; 3 sisters, Joanne Townsend, Gainesville, FL; Jan Cribbs, Odessa, FL; Rena (J.R.)Phillips, Pinellas Park, FL; 2 grandchildren, Wendy Oros of Naples, FL and Brandy (Jason) Pierce, Battle Creek, MI and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Patricia Carson in 1995. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, June 1st at 2:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Dairold Rushing officiating. Masonic Services will follow conducted by Memorial Lodge No. 19. Burial will follow in Red Level Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 until the hour of service. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made in his memory to Shriners Hospital for Children, 12502 North Pine Drive, Tampa, FL 33612 in lieu of flowers.


Tammy L Elharrar, 56, Lady Lake, FL
Tammy Lee (nee Charles) Elharrar, 56, of Lady Lake, FL passed away June 29, 2015 at The Villages Regional Hospital. She was born on May 21, 1959 in Xenia, OH. Tammy attended Ft. Walton Beach High School and participated in the school band as a clarinet player and afterwards, enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. Tammy worked for D.C.F. as an accountant, was a Protestant by faith, and loved spending time with her family. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Harold Charles. Survivors include children Joshua Briscoe of Lake City, FL, and Tiffany Briscoe of Kissimmee, FL; mother Shirley Logan of Inverness, FL, sister Toni Smith of Inverness, FL; step-mother Abbie Eckhardt; step-sisters Donna (Chuck) Holden, Carolyn (Tim) Phillips, Lisa Strong, and Karen (Michael) Laver; step-brother Ray Sanders; and 3 grandchildren, Railyn, Cayden, and Kiley. A Celebration of Tammy's Life will be held on Thursday, July 9, 11:00 A.M. at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, with Rev. Dairold Rushing officiating.


Billy R Ellis, 56, Inverness, FL
Billy R. Ellis, age 56, Inverness, died May 30, 2015 at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center. Billy was born on August 28, 1958 in Gadsen, AL to the late L.C.and Charity (Newton) Ellis. Billy was employed as a plumber. He was an avid fisherman. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 27 years, Lori Ellis; his son Matthew Ellis, MN; his daughter Ann Ellis, Clearwater, FL; stepsons Adam (Carla) Miller, Jesse Miller; stepdaughter Mellissa (Jason) Peacock, all of Rome, GA; brothers Eugene Ellis, L.C. Ellis, Jr. (Gail), Dunedin, FL and Eddie (Debbie) Ellis, Palm Harbor, FL; 12 grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Lela E Farmer, 90, Hernando, FL
Lela E. Farmer, 90, of Hernando, Florida passed away April 11, 2015 at Barrington Place in Lecanto, FL. She was born on November 22, 1924 in Portales, New Mexico to the late Edwin and Yvette (Stephens) Taylor. She was a homemaker, and arrived in this area in 2013, coming from Miamisburg, Ohio. Lela was a Christian by faith, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She was preceded in death by a son, Francis Keith Farmer, and a brother, Stephens Taylor. She is survived by her children Larry Farmer, of Hernando, FL, Patricia A. Cobler and Sandra Farmer, both of Miamisburg, OH; 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeal Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Lillian R Fehrenbach, 93, Inverness, FL
Lillian R. Fehrenbach, 93, Inverness passed away May 2, 2015 in Highland Place under the care of Hospice of Citrus and The Nature Coast. Mrs Fehrenbach was born in Guttenburg, NJ on Aug 10, 1921 to the late George and Florence (Becker) Schinkel and came to this area in 1986 from Bethpage, Long Island, NY. She lived in Lakeside Estates with her husband for over 25 years and enjoyed playing golf with the “9 holers”. She is survived by two daughters, Diane Goss of Inverness and Regina Schlamp of Arlington Heights, IL; 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin J. Fehrenbach on Aug 15, 1992. They were married 50 years. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, May 5th at 11:00 AM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be accepted by Hospice of Citrus and The Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464


Nadean Fillyaw, 74, Daytona Beach, FL
Nadean Fillyaw, 74, Daytona Beach, formerly of Inverness, passed away May 17, 2015. She was born May 2, 1941 in Miami, FL to the late James and Sarah Fillyaw. She was a retired secretary. She is survived by her husband George Guilemette. Funeral services Friday, May 22, 3:00 PM from Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with burial following in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness.


Mary J Flaitz, 88, Ocala, FL
Mary Janet Flaitz, age 88 of Ocala, died June 29th, 2015 under the loving care of her family and the staff of Highland Place, Inverness. Mary was born on August 9th, 1926 in Stambaugh, MI to the late Edward & Regina (Fotchman) Oberdorfer. Her father was a dentist in Iron River, MI and she remembered with great fondness and pride the time she spent working in his dental practice as a girl. After receiving her Bachelor's degree, she was employed as a 3rd grade teacher for many years. Mary and her husband moved from Houston, TX to Miami, FL in 1956. After the death of her husband, Mary eventually relocated to Ocala, FL in 1992. While Florida had become Mary's permanent residence, she always considered the upper peninsula area of Michigan, specifically Iron River, as her true home and the source of her roots. Mary was a member of the Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala for 22 years where she served as an alter woman. Something she was very proud of. After moving to Highland Place, she began to worship at Our Lady of Fatima, Inverness. Mary's interests included golfing, taking walks, swimming and listening to talk radio. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Felix Flaitz. Left to cherish her memory are daughters, Catherine Flaitz, Columbus OH and Jane Nikkel (Richard), Thomasville GA; sons, Donald Flaitz (Susan), Floral City FL and Edward Flaitz (Cristina), Ocala FL; and 4 grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima on Friday, July 10th at 1:00 p.m. Private cremation arrangements by Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Thelma L Fodor, 87, Inverness, FL
THELMA LOUISE FODOR, age 87, Inverness, died April 24, 2015 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Thelma was born on October 20, 1927 in York, PA to the late John A. and Flora (Billet) Englehart. Thelma was an accomplished bowler, served as a bowling instructor and certified coach and bowled in the Nationals 27 years in a row. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Thelma worked for Citrus Memorial Hospital for 18 years as secretary to the Director of Nursing. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 18 yeas, Joseph Fodor; her daughter Judith Russo, Treasure Island, FL; granddaughters Daphne Teach, PA and Amber and her husband Tim Blanton, CA; great-grandchildren Chris and Brittney and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Thomas R Freeman, 55, Floral City, FL
Thomas R. "Tommy" Freeman, age 55, Floral City, died May 30, 2015 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Tommy was born on December 26, 1959 in Cincinnati to the late Winlock and Edith (Dalton) Freeman. He served our country in the United States Marine Corps. Tommy enjoyed being with his dog "B.B. King" and his cat "Turtle." He had an extensive Coca Cola collection of a variety of items. An avid NASCAR fan, his favorite driver was Matt Kenseth. He enjoyed being with his sister, his nieces, his mother and his friends at Trails End. He is survived by his brother Joseph Freeman and sisters Martha Freeman, Christina Crowell and Debra Witt. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Phyllis A Fulkerson, 68, Inverness, FL
Phyllis Ann Fulkerson, 68, of Inverness, FL passed away April 18, 2015 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. She was born on May 9, 1946 Springfield, OH to the late Edmund and Ada (Barker) Schrieber. Phyllis arrived in this area in 2005, coming from Ohio. She was known by all for having a big heart and loved helping others. Phyllis enjoyed gardening, the outdoors and her cat Lizzy. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Dan Fulkerson. Survivors include her children, Rusty (Jamie) Hylton of West Milton, OH, Leslie (Jason) Woolley of West Liberty, OH, and Teri (Ron) Stoner of Springboro, OH; brother Donald Barker; 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A gathering of family and friends will be held at the Melody Mobile Home Park Clubhouse in Inverness, on Sunday, May 24th from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Anna M Funtig, 99, Crystal River, FL
Anna M. Funtig (Vajas) passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015, going peacefully back to the Lord. Born Nov. 29, 1915, she was 99 years young. She originally was from Cleveland, Ohio and moved to Florida in 1971 with her husband, William S. Funtig, who preceded her in death in 1973 and her daughter, Carol A. Vale in 1993 along with her mother and father, Lena and John Vajas. Anna belonged to St. Emeric's Hungarian Catholic Church in Cleveland, Ohio where she was a member of many of the church's organizations. She had a wonderful and long life as she and her family raised Appaloosa and Quarter horses for show and racing in Hinckley, Ohio and then in Starke, FL when she and her husband moved there in 1971. After the passing of her husband, she stopped raising horses and moved to Crystal River, FL. Surviving is her son, William A. Funtig of Crystal River, FL. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Edith L Genovese, 69, Floral City, FL
EDITH "LYNN" GENOVESE, age 69, Floral City, died April 8, 2015 at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Lynn was born on November 2, 1945 in Queens, NY to the late Alfred and Helen (Quinn) Rothwell. She was a rehabilitation counselor working in a state hospital in New York. She enjoyed gardening and working with her computer. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Moose. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 38 years, Allan Genovese; sons Allan Genovese, East Yaphank, NY, Mark Genovese, Medford, NY, her daughter Lisa (Phil) Paul, Patchogue, NY; her brother Michael Rothwell, Daytona Beach, FL; sisters Regina Graziano, East Islip, NY and Helen (Bob) Noto, NJ; six grandchildren and extended family members. She was preceded in death by her daughter Tina Genovese and a sister, Carol Lawrence. A celebration of Lynn's life will be held on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory with Fr. Tim Cummings officiating. The family will greet friends in visitation from 1:00 PM until the hour of service.


Donald R Germann, 86, Floral City, FL
Donald R. Germann, 86, Floral City, FL, formerly of Maysville, KY passed away July 6, 2015 at the Hernando-Pasco Hospice in Lecanto. Mr Germann was born in Ripley, OH on May 12, 1929 to the late John and Elizabeth (Downing) Germann and moved to Florida in 2004. He was a retired dairy farmer. He enjoyed wood crafting, fishing, dancing, remodeling homes, playing cards and his Kentucky Wildcats. He was a member of the F.O.E. And auxillary member of several V.F.W. Posts in the area. Left to mourn his loss is his wonderful companion, Barbara Ramsay; his three sons, Jory Germann and Don Germann, both of Maysville, KY; Greg Germann and his wife, Jeannine, Inverness, FL; 1 sister, Rosalie Bissett, Lake Placid, FL; 10 grandchildren, Heather, Jorrell, Lindsey, Becki, Brooke, Carley, Destini, Dustin, Stacy, and Teresa; several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his siblings, John, Justin, Cecelia, and Jerry. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to The American Cancer Society or a Hospice organization of your choice. Cremation arrangements under the direction of the Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Donald E Giddens, 83, Clermont, GA
Donald Edwin Giddens, age 83, Gainesville, GA and formerly of Inverness, went to be with his Lord on June 20, 2015. A native Floridian, Don was born on January 19, 1932 in Pineola, FL. He attended Citrus County Schools and graduated with the class of 1950. He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. Don was employed by LP Gas for over 40 years in Inverness, starting as a delivery man and working his way up to management. His favorite hobby was woodworking. He was a 50-year member of First Baptist Church of Inverness and served as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 61 years, Belva Giddens; his son Dwight (Tiffany) Giddens, Clermont, GA; daughter Rhonda (Dewey) Surface, Alpharetta, GA; his sister Earlene (Bill) Crews, Kingsland, GA; grandchildren Ryan, Allison, Heather, Melinda, Lauren and Dakota and great-grandchildren Lane, Lilly, Crosby, Aedan and Miles. He was preceded in death by his brother Dewey W. Giddens. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Burial will follow with military honors at Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends in visitation from 11:00 AM until the hour of service. Memorial donations are suggested to First Baptist Church of Inverness or Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 5233 Will Wheeler Road, Murrayville, GA 30564 in lieu of flowers.


Dorene L Gillmore, 87, Hernando, FL
Dorene L. Gillmore, age 87, Hernando, died June 4, 2015 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Dorene was born on September 15, 1927 in Inglewood, CA to the late Charles E. and Olarene (Newland) Rasband. Dorene was employed as a legal bookkeeper. She enjoyed fishing, camping and dancing. She was a member of the Jesus Christ Church of Latter Day Saints, Lecanto Ward. Left to cherish her memory are sons Stephen Gillmore, Floral City, FL and Michael Gillmore, Cour d' Alene, ID; daughters Charene (Anthony) Ferro, Ocala, FL, Renee (Leon) Mecham, Jonesboro, TX and Leslie (Michael) Duncanville, TX; her sister Nola Goeglein, Irvine, CA; 5 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and 1 one great-great grandchild. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Monday, June 8, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory with Bishop Jerry Campbell officiating. The family will greet friends in visitation from 10:00 AM until the hour of service.


Sam A Gist, 90, Inverness, FL
SAM A. GIST, JR., age 90, Inverness, died June 11, 2015 at his residence. Sam was born on January 11, 1925 in Baldwin,MS to the late Sam A. Gist, Sr. and Grace (Russell) Gist. Sam served our country in the United States Army Air Corp during WWII. He started his working career as a long distance truck driver after which he was a real estate agent and finally retired after owning Gist R.V. Sales in Inverness. Sam was an accomplished fisherman and golfer. He was an avid Tampa Bay Rays fan. He was a member of the Wayne Masonic Lodge #112 in Wayne, MI. Sam was an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Inverness. Left to cherish his memory are his sons Jerry Wayne (Cynthia) Gist, Jacksonville, FL and W. Donald Gist, St. Charles, MO; his brothers Bill (Joan) Gist, MS and Charles (Denise) Gist, Inverness; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 40 years, Mary Madge Gist and his second wife of 22 years, LaVerne Gist. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 10:00 AM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral. Burial will follow at Fero Memorial Gardens in Beverly Hills with military honors. The family will receive friends in visitation on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 from 3-5 PM at the funeral home. Please consider donations in Sam's memory to HTTP://www.gofundme.com/Matthew's CTCL fund or Process Ministries, 6396 Autumn Berry Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32258 in lieu of flowers.


Paul Goodrow, 91, Beverly Hills, FL
Paul Goodrow, age 91, Beverly Hills, died June 4, 2015 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast. He served our country in the United States Navy during WWII. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Kenneth R Greene, 74, Inverness, FL
KENNETH R. GREENE, age 74, North Benton, OH and Inverness, FL died April 23, 2015 at his residence in Inverness. Ken was born on Januay 7, 1941 in Bakersville, NC to the late Clarence and Maude (McKinney) Greene. He served our country in the United States Navy. Ken was employed by Chrysler Corp as a robotics technician. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an accomplished wood worker and welder. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 34 years, Charlotte Greene; his son Kenneth R. (Christine) Greene, Copley, OH; and beloved grandchildren Kimberly "Nikki" Romosca and Kody Randall Greene, as well as other extended family and friends. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


David S Gricks, 52, Inverness, FL
DAVID SCOTT GRICKS, age 52, Inverness, died April 16, 2015 under the loving care of his family and the devoted staff of Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast. Scott was born on June 12, 1962 in Santa Ana, CA to David C. and Judy Ann (Baker) Gricks. He proudly served our country in the United States Navy as a SeaBee. Scott was the owner/operator of a concrete company. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Paula Renee' Gricks, his parents David Gricks and Judy Baker; sons Scott Wayne Gricks (wife-Kimberly) of Parker, CO and Corey Flynn. Branham of Maple Valley, WA; daughters Sara Ann Ludemann of Arlington,WA; Davina Lafawn Underwood (husband-Robert), Debary, FL; his brothers, Theodore Gricks (wife-Susan), Chesapeake, VA, Robert Gricks (wife-April), Plant City, FL, Nathan Gricks, Bend, OR; his sister Joelyn Close-Schibig (husband-Theron),Salem,OR; 4 grandchildren Chloe Gricks, Chelsey Underwood, Carter Ludemann, and Halynn Ludemann. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, 11:00 AM from the Hernando Church of The Nazarene with Pastor Randy Hodges officiating. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery with Military Honors. Visitation will be at the church from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to: Club Recovery of Citrus Co., PO Box 161, Hernando, FL 34441. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home.


Edward L Grimm, 85, Inverness, FL
Edward Lee "Ed" Grimm, age 85, Inverness, died April 10, 2015 at his residence. Ed was born on November 24, 1929 in Huntington, WV to the late Everett and Inez (Chapman) Grimm. He proudly served our country in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. Ed was employed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons as an electrical maintenance supervisor in Summitt, KY. He was also a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.  Ed is survived by his daughter, Linda and her husband Wendall Sargent of  LaGrange, KY, two grandchildren, Daniel (Samantha) Sargent of Floyd's Knobs, Indiana, and Laura (Steven) Henning, also of LaGrange, Ky., one brother, Barry Keith (Janice) Grimm, of Flatwoods, KY; and four great-grandchildren, Jacob, Delilah, Dorothy and Ed Riley. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia, a brother Mike Grimm and sister Doris Bennett. A graveside committal service with military honors will be held on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness.


June M Grinestaff, 88, Inverness, FL
JUNE M. GRINESTAFF, age 88, formerly of Inverness, died on April 17, 2015 at The Abbey in St. Petersburg. June was born on May 30, 1926 in Pontiac, MI to the late Bernard and Lottie (Dow) Ainsworth. She was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening and her church ministry and Bible study through First Presbyterian of Inverness. She enjoyed going on long country drives with her late husband and especially at the Christmas season and delighted in seeing the Christmas lights. June was an active member of the "McDonald's Breakfast Club." Left to cherish her memory is her son and his wife Dennis and Patricia Grinestaff, Beverly Hills; her daughter and her husband Nancy and Ronald Foley, Inverness; three grandchildren Heather, Joseph and Amy and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Leon Grinestaff. Burial will be private at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. A celebration and tribute to June's life will be announced at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Bobby W Haddock, 70, Inverness, FL
BOBBY W. HADDOCK, age 70, died May 4, 2015 at his residence under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Bobby was born on November 23, 1944 in Darby, PA to the late Wlater and Daisy (Roark) Haddock. He was a millright in the oil refining industry, a job he enjoyed. Bobby was an accomplished carpenter and stained glass artist. He was an avid fisherman. A loving husband, father and grandfather, he will be deeply missed by those who knew him. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 42 years, Myra Haddock; his son Terence (Magda) Haddock, Krakow, Poland; his daughter Sherry (Edward) Sawicki, New Castle, DE; brothers Lynn (Jean) Haddock, Elkton, MD and Barry Haddock, sisters Jean (Howard) Thomas and Linda Haddock, all of Newark, DE; grandchildren Daniel, Klaudia and Benjamin. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements. A celebration and tribute to Bobby's life will be held at Lake Tsala Gardens Clubhouse on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 4:00 PM.


Joyce Hamman, 93, Inverness, FL
Joyce Hamman, age 93, passed away June 5, 2015 at Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast House in Lecanto. She was born on April 25, 1922 in Fostoria, OH to Tony and Mary Pillsburg. Joyce, who moved to Citrus County over 40 years ago from St. Petersburg, belonged to the Citrus County Craft Council, where her specialty was crocheting and knitting. Another hobby was working in her greenhouse where she could grow anything! Survivors are her two daughters, four grandchildren, four greats, nieces, a nephew and some close friends and neighbors. At Joyce's request, there will be no services. Contributions in her memory may be made to Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast House at 3350 West Audubon Park Path, Lecanto, FL 34461.


John J Haney, 86, Inverness, FL
JOHN JOSEPH HANEY, JR. age 86, Inverness, FL died May 10, 2015 under the loving care of his family and the staff of Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast. John was born on August 22, 1928 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late John J. Haney, Sr. and Margaret (Greer) Haney. He proudly served our country aboard the USS Boxer during the Korean War in the United States Navy. John was proud of his Scottish heritage. John was employed as a supervisor in the machinery maintenance industry. A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he will be deeply missed by all whose lives he touched. John was an avid football fan, everything "Miami Dolphins." He was known to tinker and had a garage full of tools to help him repair or build anything he put his mind to. He also enjoyed working in his yard. Left to cherish his memory is his devoted wife of 25 years, Karen Haney; his children John J. Haney III and his wife Cynthia, Cooper City, FL, Linda (Haney) Green and her husband James David, Acworth, GA, David G. Haney and his wife Susan, Sunrise, FL, Timothy R. Haney, Hollywood, FL; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; his former spouse and Mother of his children, Rita Haney. One of 9 children, he was preceded in death by his parents and all of his siblings. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Burial will follow with military honors at Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends in visitation from 12:30 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in John's memory are requested to Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Teddy R Harrell, 74, Inverness, FL
Teddy R. Harrell, age 74, died May 23, 2015 under the loving care of his family and the devoted staff at Hospice of Citrus County and Nature Coast House in Lecanto. A native Floridian, Teddy was born in Lithia, FL on December 14, 1940 to the late Ruffin and Annie (Johnson) Harrell. He was employed as a long-distance truck driver. Teddy loved to watch football and was an avid Florida Gator fan. A loving husband, father and grandfather, his happiest times were when he was able to spend time with his family. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of 55 years, Luckie Harrell; his son Kert Harrell (wife-Michele), Cropwell, AL; daughters Clarrissa Williamson (husband-Tim), Tampa, FL and Christine Polk, Inverness; grandchildren Timmy, Robert, Tiffany, Jessica, Dylan and great-grandchildren Hailey, Todd, Zoey, Christine and Paisley. He was preceded in death by all of his siblings, three brothers and a sister. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Wed. May 27th at 3:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Billy Ogle officiating. Burial will follow in Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City. If friends so desire, memorial donations to the family to offset funeral costs in lieu of flowers would be deeply appreciated.


Ann C Harris, 85, Inglis, FL
Ann Catherine Harris, 85, Inglis, FL left this world on May 13, 2015 to go to join her "Beloved Husband" Rod, who passed away in 1991. She was born in Camden, N.J. on September 5, 1929 to the late Eugene and Lillian (Scheina) Pierznik. Ann was a court clerk in East Hampton Township, N.J. for 20 years. She arrived in this area in 1996, coming from Beach Haven, N.J., and was a Catholic by faith. Their love gave them 4 children: Marilyn Burleigh of Inglis, Annette White of Palm Harbor, FL, John R. (Nina) Harris, Dunnellon, and Jerome E. (Brenda) Harris of Dunnellon; 6 grandchildren, Keith, Heather, Erica, Jerry, Montana, and Autumn; 2 Great-Grandchildren, Chase and Riley. "Be Happy for me. No tears or sadness. I am with My Love. I love you all, and will be waiting to be united later. Till then, I'll just say, ""See You Later"". Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Florence V Hartley, 87, Inverness, FL
Florence Virginia Hartley, age 87, Inverness, died May 4, 2015 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast. Florence was born on April 3, 1928 in Charleston, WV to the late James W. and Lousia J. (O'Dell) Kinder. She was employed as a bookkeeper for a paint manufacturing company. Florence enjoyed cooking and gardening; she loved tending her flowers in her yard. She is survived by dear friends Willie T. and Sara M. White. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Douglas Hartley as well as all of her siblings. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


George P Helvy, 77, Belleview, FL
GEORGE P. HELVY, age 77, Belleview, died May 26, 2015 under the care of the staff at the Sylvia Hospice House in Ocala and his loving family. George was born on September 10, 1937 in Poplar Bluff, MO to the late Columbus L. and Nellie May (Cox) Helvy. He proudly served our country in the United States Navy. George was a long-distance truck driver, a job he enjoyed very much as it allowed him the ability to travel through most of the states. When he was not trucking, he liked to watch television and his particular favorites were John Wayne and Clint Eastwood westerns as well as Gunsmoke, Bonanza and Walker-- Texas Ranger. George also enjoyed fishing with his grandsons. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 58 years, Bernice Helvy; his son B.J. Helvy and daughter Jenie May Callahan (husband-Sonny) all of Belleview; grandchildren Gina, Donny, Darrell and Christopher and great-grandchildren Ethan, Grayson, Gabin, Jayden, Sander, Jancie, Rhea, Brianna, Natalie, Colby, Jackson, McKenzie and one on-the-way! A graveside military service will take place on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 2:30 PM at Florida National Cemetery. Friends may gather at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory at 1:45 to join the procession to the cemetery.


Maynard J Hills, 89, Floral City, FL
Maynard Jack Hills, age 89, Floral City, died June 17, 2015 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast. Maynard was born on June 12, 1926 in Maine, NY to the late Cecile and Mildred (Corwin) Hills. He proudly served our country in the United States Army during WWII in the 1st Calvary, 8th mounted regiment. His group was one of the last to train on horseback in Fort Riley, Kansas in 1945 after which he went to Japan with the occupied forces. Maynard was employed by Dover Industries for over ten years, a machine manufacturing business as a tool and die maker. He was also the owner/operator of his own sawmill and was a talented and gifted woodworker. Left to cherish his memory is his beloved wife of 68 years, Elizabeth "Betty" (Overlander) Hills. He was a loving father of six children, Terry (Virginia) Hills, Owego, NY, Mark (Sharon) Hills, Myrtle Beach, SC, Brian Hills, Owego, NY, Christine (Bo) Campbell, Endwell, NY, Kathy LaPlante, Morrilton, AR and Michael (Briana) Hills, Floral City; 13 grandchildren, Nicholas (Amber) Hills, Nathan Hills, Amanda Middaugh, Kelly and Kent Campbell, Shannon (Michael) Niles, Stephanie, Tyler and Ryan Hills, Joshua (April) Brown, Jason and Jared Brown and Sean Patterson and 5 great-grandchildren, Hailie Bates, Maddox Hills, Wyatt and Cole Niles and the love of his life, Caitlyn Hills; sister-in-law Sandra Hills of NC, brother-in-law Bob (Jeanne) Overlander of Inverness and several nieces, nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by his brother Wayne Hills and sisters Lois Hills and Doris Scovell. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Monday, June 22, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Burial will follow with military honors at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will greet friends in visitation from 12:00 Noon until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, send memorial donations in Maynard's name to Wounded Warrior Project at P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS, 66675 or Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Barbara A Hobby, 82, Inverness, FL
Barbara (Bobbie) Hobby, nee Callen, devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother & great-grandmother passed away in her home, surrounded by family and under the care of HPH Hospice, on June 15, 2015. Bobbie was born in Windber, Pennsylvania on June 9, 1933 to Walter E. & Mildred (Ringler) Callen. She graduated from West Chester University, Pennsylvania. Bobbie taught in elementary schools for 25 years in Puerto Rico, the Philippines & in several states. She married Jesse T. Hobby Jr., USAF on September 2, 1956 & celebrated 43 years of marriage until his death in 2000. Bobbie was very happy to be a military wife & enjoyed traveling with her family in many parts of the world. She & her family retired in 1978 in Inverness, FL., where she taught at Inverness Middle School for 11 more years. She retired from teaching in 1989. She loved the beach & was an active swimmer & instructor for many years. She enjoyed playing board games, swimming, sewing & crocheting for her family. The most important thing in her life was her family. Church was a special joy in her life where she was very active for the last 25+ years of her life. She was a charter member of Cornerstone Baptist and served as Clerk, office volunteer, Bereavement Team chairman, sang in the church choir, & directed the music for children’s choir & Vacation Bible School for many years. The past several years she loved welcoming and rocking babies in the church nursery. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter E. & Mildred A. Callen; special mother-in-law, Ruby Goings; husband, Jesse T. Hobby Jr., and sister, Susan B. Ruben. She is survived by her daughters: Becki (Tim) Neely of Crystal River, FL; Susan (Mark), Helton of Vacaville, CA; & Trish (Carl) King of Archer, FL; and her son, Kenneth J. Hobby, of Mt. Home, ID., Grandchildren: Katie, Jennifer (Louis), Kimmy, Michael, Zachary, Jessi, CJ (Angela), Timmy, Aaron, Jeremie, Matthew and Nathan (Tabby), & great-grandchildren, Eli, Hannah Ruby, Amelia Grace, Austin, Colin, Rhiannon and Haydn. She is also survived by her brother, Jerry K.(Doris) Callen of Melbourne, FL; brother-in-law, Edward Ruben of St. Augustine; sister-in-law, Faye Floyd of Birmingham, AL; & sister-in-law, Pat Stein of St. Petersburg, FL & their families. The celebration of her life will take place on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at at 11:30 AM at Cornerstone Baptist Church with Pastor Greg Kell officiating. The family invites friends to join them for visitation from 10:30 until the hour of service. Interment will follow at Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Donations may be made in her memory to HPH Hospice or Cornerstone Baptist Church.


Margaret E Hunt, 72, Inverness, FL
MARGARET E. HUNT, age 72, Inverness, passed away June 11, 2015 surrounded by her loving family and under the care of HPH Hospice staff. Margaret was born on October 23, 1942 in Valdosta, GA to the late James B. Edenfield, Sr. and Annie Ruth (Judge) Edenfield and moved to this area from Homestead, Florida in 1989. Margaret was a licensed real estate broker, bookkeeper, and member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. She spent much of her free time volunteering for the American Cancer Society, was the Coordinator for the Reach to Recovery organization, a volunteer for Make A Wish Foundation and Relay For Life. One of her favorite projects was the Cattle Baron's Ball which raised thousands of dollars for the Cancer Society over the years. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters Kimberly Hunt Bruce (husband-Tyler), Miami Shores, FL; and Michele Mederos of Inverness; her brother James B. Edenfield, Jr. (wife-Lynette), Fort Worth, TX; her sister Dena M. Smith (husband-Roger), Pace, FL and grandchildren Jennifer Sauers and Aaron Mederos. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard Hunt May 28, 1996. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, June 15, 2015 at 10:30 from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Erwin Belgica, celebrant. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home Sunday from 2-4 PM where Wake Vigil Services will be conducted at 3:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by the Citrus Aid Foundation, ( Attention: Wendy Hall) 522 No. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto, FL 34461 .


Flo D Hutchinson, 67, Dunnellon, FL
Flo Darlene Hutchinson, 67, Dunnellon died at home on June 12, 2015. She is survived by her three daughters, Rachael Baldwin, Shannon Nickols, and Megan Miller; 2 brothers, 4 sisters, and 12 grandchildren. Private cremation with Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Joyce A Johnson, 81, Inverness, FL
Joyce A. Johnson, 81, of Inverness, FL passed away on June 19, 2015 at Hospice of Citrus County in Lecanto. Joyce was born on July 4, 1933 in Fulton, NY to the late Clifford Crouch and Lulu (Salmonsen) Crouch. Joyce was married to Donald Johnson on June 11, 1958 and they recently celebrated 58 years of marriage. Prior to retirement, she worked for the county of Oswego, NY as a social service examiner. She and her husband relocated from Fulton, NY to Florida in 1992. In her spare time, Joyce enjoyed reading and sewing. She is survived by her loving husband Donald; sons: Gary Abraham and wife Mary of Allegheny, NY; Timothy Johnson and wife Mercedes of San Diego, CA; David Johnson of Fulton, NY; and daughter Jennifer Cooper and husband Robin of Inverness, FL. Private arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Linda C Johnson, 74, St Petersburg, FL
Linda Caroline Johnson, 74, St. Petersburg, FL died May 6, 2015 under the care of Hospice in their South Pinellas Care Center. Linda was born in St. Petersburg, FL on Feb 28, 1941 to the late Maurice S. and Caroline (Burdick) Johnson. She grew up in Inverness and graduated from Citrus High School. Following graduation, she returned to St. Petersburg and was employed by the Pinellas County Highway Patrol for 15 years as a secretary-dispatcher. She then became a legal secretary and spent 30 years at the the Powell, Carney, and Maller Law Offices before her retirement. She is survived by her brother, Maurice Johnson of Hernando, FL.; 2 nieces, Lori Hall and Sheri Robertson; 3 great nieces, Emily Thompson, Jessica Hall, and Nicole Robertson, 1 great nephew, Robert Robertson; 1 great great niece and 4 great great nephews. There will be a Celebration of Linda's life on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 10:00 AM at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home, 3075 So. Florida Av., Inverness, Fl. The family will receive friends at the time of service. Following services, there will be a reception at Hilton Hall, Floral City United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Hospice of your choice.


Dora M Kimball, 86, Inverness, FL
DORA M. KIMBALL, age 86, died May 8, 2015 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Dora was born on July 25, 1928 in Utica, NY to the late George and Gladys (Sherman) Baker. She was employed as a data processor in the computer manufacturing field. Dora was a loving mother and wonderful homemaker, enjoying cooking, baking, sewing and even ironing. She delighted in going thrift store shopping. Left to cherish her memory is her son Mark and his wife Viola Kimball, Jackson, NJ and daughter Marla and her husband Edward Kissel, Beverly Hills, FL; four grandchildren, Raymond and Shannon Kissel and Matthew and Mason Kimball. Burial arrangements are private at the Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Gloria A Langoski, 70, Hernando, FL
GLORIA ANN LANGOSKI, age 70, Hernando, died May 12, 2015 at her residence with her loving husband at her side. Gloria was born on July 26, 1944 in Plainfield, NJ to the late Charles J. and Anna Elizabeth (Brandt) O'Brien. Gloria worked as a switchboard operator for the Ocean County (NJ) Health Department for over 25 years. She was very active in the Humanitarians and Habitat for Humanity while living in New Jersey. After marrying her second husband, David Plante in 2013, they traveled extensively throughout the country, camping and enjoying motorcycle riding. She is survived by her husband David Plante, Hernando; her son Ronald C. Norton and daughter Lori Marie Norton, both of NJ; sisters Kathleen Foster of CA and Patricia Zweier of NJ; four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Stanley Langoski. Inurnment will be private at Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Sally L Leaf, 66, Inverness, FL
Sally Lee Leaf, 66, Inverness passed away May 6, 2015 at Hospice of Citrus and The Nature Coast in Lecanto. Mrs. Leaf was born on Nov 26, 1948 in Hastings, MI to Delbert and Anna (Bruen) Wickham and was raised by Marion Wickham following the death of her natural Mother, Anna. Sally came to Citrus County from Williston. She was employed in the restaurant business. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, and cooking. She was a member of the VFW and American Legion Auxillarys. Survivors include her husband, David R. Leaf of Inverness; 2 sons, Brian (Tammy) Davis of Sparr, FL and Matthew Leaf of Barberton, OH; 4 daughters, Maddonna (James) Wiggens of Morriston, FL; Carmen (Richard) Thompson, Jacksonville, FL; Elizabeth Leaf, Barberton, OH; Robin (Thomas) Leaf, Inverness; 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Edward, Jerry, Marguerite, and Alice. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, May 12th at 1:00 PM from Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Rev. John Daniel Leaf officiating. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to services from 11:00 AM


Arthur H Lemieux, 91, Inverness, FL
Arthur Harold Lemieux, 91, Inverness, FL, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Artie was born in West Quincy, MA to George and Edith Higgins Lemieux on October 15, 1923. In 1978 he moved with his family from Holbrook, MA to Inverness, FL. Artie is the longest surviving active member in the world of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America (SPEBSQSA.) Artie joined Barbershop in 1943 and sang for over 72 years. He also founded the Citrus County Chapter, Chorus of the Highlands. Artie was a member of Manet Lodge, where he was a Past Master. Most of the Inverness community will remember Artie for the perpetual calenders he made and sold at craft shows for over 25 years. On May 13, 1967, he married Janet Smith. Together, they have four children; Richard (Jasen), Jeff, Brian (Lauren) and Jennifer; four grandsons, Dalton, Alexander, Atticus and Oliver and two granddaughters, Rachael and Sabrina; one brother-in-law Albert P. Colasanti and numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his six siblings; Clara, George, Edith, Malcolm, Elva and Lillian. Artie will always be remembered for his devotion to his beloved wife of 48 years, his love not only for his children but all kids he encountered, his joy for singing and his magnetic personality towards all who met him. A celebration of Artie's life will be held on Monday, May 11, 2015 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family will greet friends in visitation from 1:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Harmony Foundation International at www.harmonyfoundation.org.


Thomas A Lovick, 77, Inverness, FL
Thomas A. Lovick, Sr., 77, of Inverness, FL passed away May 13, 2015 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. He was born on August 6, 1937 in Starford, PA to the late Joseph and Anna (Crilley) Lovick. Thomas was a welding company machinist, a U.S. Army veteran, and was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. He arrived in this area 15 years ago, coming from Concord, OH and enjoyed going to garage sales, telling jokes, watching NASCAR, playing poker, and was a fan of the Cleveland Browns. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Beverly Lovick. Other survivors include children Thomas (Kaylinda) Lovick, Jr. of Mentor, OH, Stephen (Sally) Lovick and Michael (Karen) Lovick, both of Concord, OH, and Laura Lovick of Beverly Hills, FL; brother Patrick Lovick; sisters Bernadette Marken and Jenny Askew; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Harold D Lykins, 80, Inverness, FL
Harold Delbert Lykins, 80, Inverness, passed away Friday, Apr 17, 2015 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Mr Lykins was born in Muncie, IN on Dec 16, 1934 to the late Vernie and Pearl (McMichael) Lykins and came to Citrus County from Pinellas Park, FL 18 years ago. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service and was a member of the Inverness Church of God where he served as a Deacon. Additionally, he was a Salvation Army volunteer and participated in the church's "Primetimers" organization. He was a lifetime fisherman and now is fishing in a "crystal lake". He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Peggy (Shepherd) Lykins; four children, Vernie K. (Norma) Lykins and Harold D. (Sherrie) Lykins, both of Bradenton, FL; John-L (Lisa) Lykins of Riverview, FL and Patsy I. (Shawn) Bland of Payne, OH; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Phyllis (Don) Amari, Wanda (Loren) Jennings, and Kaye Parra Kelly (Fidel). He was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Newcomer. Harold's Celebration of Life will be on Thursday, April 23rd at 11:00 AM from the Inverness Church of God with Pastor David Lucas officiating. The family will receive friends at the church on Thursday morning from 9:00 AM until the hour of service. Committal services will be at a later date following cremation. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Salvation Army Corp of Citrus County.


Henry V Marler, 79, Inverness, FL
Henry "Hank" Van Marler, 79, of Inverness, passed away Friday, June 18, 2015 at the Hospice of Citrus County Hospice House in Lecanto. He was born on January 20, 1936 in Glens Falls, NY to the late Herbert Marler and Marian (Shaver) Marler. Hank arrived in this area from New York in the 1970's. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a long haul truck driver. Hank was a member of the Inverness Fraternal Order of Eagles, and a member of the I.R.R.U., also located in Inverness. He was an accomplished musician and singer, and played the keyboard as well as the bass and guitar. Hank was preceded in death by his loving step-father, Johnny Wilson. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 27 years, Marilyn. He is also survived by his sons: Hank Marler, Jr. and wife Jamie of New York; John Marler of Florida; step-sons: Eric Cain and wife Michelle of Michigan; Duke Cain and wife Dawn of Michigan; his daughters: Dawn Langer and husband Tim of Inverness; Laurie Baker of New York, and step-daughter Marsha Davis of Michigan. Other surviors include several grandchildren, step-grandchildren and great grandchildren. Private arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made in Hank's memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Catherine J Martin, 86, Hernando, FL
CATHERINE JEAN MARTIN, age 86, Hernando, went to be with her Lord on May 5, 2015 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Jean was born on August 7, 1928 in Highland, NY to the late DeGroodt and Agnes Gladys (Rhoades) Mead. She was a homemaker and also worked in the real estate business. Jean was an avid golfer, enjoyed reading, bridge and was an accomplished painter. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 68 years, William Martin; daughters Marilyn Jean (Conrad) Yantz, Marlboro, NY and Sally Jane (John) Mirakian, Beverly Hills, FL; brother Richard (Rosetta) Mead, Hernando; granddaughters Kelly, Susan, Katrina, Holly, Korinne, Carrie and Laura; 12 great-grandchlidren. She was preceded in death by a brother Peter Mead, sisters Carrie Mancuso ,Ann Yeaple and a great-grandson, William. A Requiem Eucharistic will be offered on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 11:00 AM at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home.


Matthew D Martin, 38, Lake Panasoffkee, FL
Matthew D. Martin, age 38, passed away June 3, 2015. Matt was born on May 7, 1977 in Annapolis, MD to Billy and Beverly (Williams) Martin. He served our country in the United States Marine Corps. Matt was employed as a framer in the construction industry. A very loving and giving person, he enjoyed helping people and was loyal and faithful to his friends and family. He was a very devoted Father to his children. Matt's passion was sky diving; he enjoyed the sport immensely. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Rachel Diez Martin; his father, Billy (Kathy) Martin, Coinjock, NC and mother Beverly (Jorge) Bryan, Lakeland, FL; his children Raylan Martin, Lake Panasoffkee, Josilyn Martin, Powells Point, NC and Hailey Martin, Lake Panasoffkee; stepson Connor Diez, Parrish, FL; his siblings Billy Martin, II, Lakeland, FL, Justin Martin and Shawn Martin, both of Coinjock, NC, Samantha (Anthony) Pieske, Lakeland, FL, Leah Martin and stepsister Genevieve McDevitt, both of Coinjock, NC. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and those who were privileged to meet him. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Steven J McDevitt, 66, Inverness, FL
STEVEN JOHN McDEVITT, age 66, Inverness, passed away April 17, 2015 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Steven was born on December 8, 1948 in Hackensack, NJ to George W. and Audrey (Mullane) McDevitt. Steven was employed by Sheraton Hotel for over 20 years as a chef. He enjoyed working in his yard, taking care of his home and garden, especially his blueberry bushes. He enjoyed watching his companion, Christina grow and care for her orchids and helped her out by building a lovely greenhouse for her. He delighted in the company of his six dogs. Steven was devoted to his companion, brothers and daughters and dedicated to the care of his Mother. Left to cherish his memory is his companion of 26 years, Christina Luca; his mother Audrey McDevitt, Lecanto, daughters Shannon and Christina; brothers Kevin, Patrick and Timothy and sister Audrey "Kathy" Pazienza, all of NY; two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a his father, George and a brother, George. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


George Michaels, 80, Hernando, FL
GEORGE MICHAELS, age 80, Hernando, died April 30, 2015 at Life Care Center. George was born on May 11, 1934 in Flushing, NY to the late Henry W. and Emily (Hennesy) Michaels. He served our country in the United States Navy, retiring after 30 years of service as a commissary man and cook. George volunteered much of his free time delivering food for the Church Without Walls food program. He enjoyed going to flea markets. He delighted in his dog Chi-Chi and his truck. A loving husband, father and grandfather, he will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Left to cherish his memory is his wife Agnes E. Michaels; his sons George Michaels, VT, Robert Michaels, RI and Frank Michaels; daughter Lucy Ann Coleman, MS; and stepson Douglas Kenyon, NH. He was preceded in death by a daughter Doris Michaels and stepdaughter Sherrie Pimental as well as all of his siblings. A graveside committal service will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends in visitation from 9:30 AM until the procession forms to the cemetery at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family requests donations to American Cancer Society, Citrus County Unit, P.O. Box 1902, Inverness, FL 34451 in lieu of flowers.


Mary C Mitchell, 100, Floral City, FL
MARY C. "MARIE" MITCHELL, age 100, Floral City, died June 5, 2015 surrounded by her loving of her family and with the assistance of Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast staff. Marie was born on May 10, 1915 in Michigan. She was a homemaker who enjoyed camping, fishing and traveling. She was a member of Croom A' Cooche Baptist Church. Survivors include her son Ronald C. Mitchell, LeMoore, CA; her daughters Shirley M. Crawford, Ft. Gratiot, MI, Jean L. Nichol and her husband Richard, Floral City, Florida; seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Cecil Mitchell in 1984 and all 5 of her siblings. Burial will take place at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Ft. Gratiot, MI under the care of Pollock-Randall Funeral HOme in Port Huron. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with local arrangements.


Thomas H Momono, 70, Inverness, FL
THOMAS HIDEO MOMONO, age 70, Inverness, passed away on April 19, 2015 at his residence surrounded by those he loved. Tom was born on April 8, 1945 to William and Helen (Kuroiwa) Momono. Tom served our country in the United States Navy. He retired from Yellow Freight where he worked on the dock and occasionally drove on the road locally. Tom's first love and devotion was to our Savior, Jesus Christ. His family was his next highest love and priority. Tom loved fishing and being outdoors. Very physically active, always surprising people of his age. He found great joy making others laugh. All who knew Tom could not help but love him. Master of jokes and pranks, his laughter, energy, enthusiasm and sense of humor will be greatly missed. His passion to share the love of Jesus Christ was always evident as a youth pastor, Sunday school teacher or when ministering to the homeless. He was a man of great generosity in many ways. Deeply loved by his famly, he leaves behind many, including his wife , Sharon. Tom was a devoted and loving father of 2 daughters, Christy (John) Pusey and Breann Wells, who will hold tightly to cherished memories of him. Tom will be missed dearly by his 5 grandchildren, Ariana and J.T. (John Thomas) Pusey, Jacob, Ashlynn and Logan Crawford. Survived by his father William Momono and Tom's 3 siblings, his brothers Robert and Richard (Karen) and sister, Gayle (Kenneth), along with 7 nieces and nephews, Robert, Koji, Bryce, Ryan, Jayce, Erin and Darren. A celebration of Tom's life will be held on May 7, 2015 at 6:00 PM at Inverness Church of God, 416 U.S. Highway 41 South, Inverness, FL 34450. Anyone is welcome to attend. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family arrangements.


Barbara R Moore, 63, Inverness, FL
Barbara R. Moore, 63 of Inverness, Florida passed away on April 11, 2015 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. She was born on January 15, 1952 in Lakewood, New Jersey to the late James R. and Ruth (Bartlet) Doyle. Barbara was a school bus driver and arrived in this area permanently in 2013 coming from Broomall, PA. She was a Lutheran by faith and enjoyed reading, watching t.v. and running the household finances. She is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, John E. Moore. Other survivors include son James Moore of Atco, N.J.; and two grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Richard W Nash III, 84, Inverness, FL
Richard William "Bill" Nash III, 84, Inverness, FL passed away June 19, 2015 at HPH Hospice, Lecanto, FL. He was born on March 21, 1931 in Rochester, NY. to the late Richard Nash, Jr and Mildred (Strine) Nash. Bill relocated to Citrus County from Clearwater, FL in 1999. He was an Air Force veteran and served in the Korean war. Bill enjoyed working outdoors, classic cars and took great joy in spending time with his family. He is survived by Dolores, his loving wife of 63 years. He is also survived by 3 daughters, Lisa Nash of Inverness, FL, Linda Nash Stevenson (Glenn) of St. Petersburg, FL and Darlene Nash of Gainesville, FL. Other survivors include 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Services will occur at a later date. Private arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Merton R Northrup, 76, Floral City, FL
MERTON "SONNY" R. NORTHRUP, age 76, Floral City, went to be with his Lord on April 29, 2015 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast. Sonny was born on June 6, 1938 in McGraw, NY to the late Harry and Iris (Perkins) Northrup. Sonny proudly served our country for 7 years in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. He was a talented mason, who worked in the construction industry building block homes. Sonny enjoyed biking on the nature trails around his home and working in his yard. He was an avid fisherman. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 57 years, Sally Ann Northrup; his son Dale L. (fiancee-Jan Cornelius), Parrish, FL; daughter Tammy Seaman, Clearwater, FL; brothers Lanny Northrup, Hamlin, NY and Wayne Northrup, VA; sisters Pat Hatch Marathon, NY and Estella Holmes, Clifton Park, NY; grandchildren Diana Seaman and Malcolm Seaman, III and great-grandchildren Matthew Nenos and Sophia Maniatis. He was preceded in death by sons Ricky Lynn and George Rollin Northrup; brother Ronald and sister Iris Anderson. A celebration and tribute to Sonny's life will be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Floral City United Methodist Church with Pastor Mary Gestrich officiating. The family requests donations to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Marie Novello, 90, Inverness, FL
Marie Novello, age 90, Inverness, passed away on June 28th, 2015 at Arbor Trail Rehab & Nursing Facility in Inverness. She was born on May 14th, 1925 in Harrisburg, PA to the late Ralph and Letizia (Loreto) Novello. Marie was employed for a number of years in retail department store sales. She moved from Staten Island, NY to Beverly Hills, FL in 1985. Marie enjoyed sewing, reading and watching television and movies. She is survived by her daughter, Lili Conti of Inverness, FL; her son, Louis Iacona, Jr. of Staten Island, NY; and 3 grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Robert W Olmen, 88, Inverness, FL
ROBERT W. OLMEN, age 88, Inverness, peacefully went to be with his Lord and Savior May 20, 2015 under the care of the staff of Citrus Health and Rehab Center and his loving family. Robert was born on August 16, 1926 in Duluth, MN to the late Daniel and Anna (Christianson) Olmen. He served our country in the United States Army during WWII. After the war ended, he worked for the U.S. Government. He was then employed by Univac Defense Systems Division as the director of Research. A man who loved the Lord, Robert was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church and was active in many of the ministries as well as Gideon's International. Along with his brother, Donald, he was the owner of Camper's World in Inverness for many years. He ended his working career as a professor of business at Greenville College (IL) and started the first work study program there. Robert was an inventor and held two patents in his name. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 18 years, Betty Olmen; his son Timothy A. (Beth) Olmen, Mint Hill, NC; daughter Julie A. (Tony) Hester, Sandoval, IL; stepdaughters Pamela Bradford, Inverness and Cheryl (Gary) Anderson, Fort Lauderdale and his beloved grandchildren Jeremy, Kibbie, Katie Leigh, James, Ricky, Katie Lynn and great-grandchildren Caetano, Christiano, Saigon, Kellan, Sophie, Braxton and Kenzi. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Catherine after 42 years of marriage, his first-born son, Robert Michael and all of his siblings, Stanley, Donald, Marvel and Margie. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 12:00 Noon at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home and Crematory with Pastor Bruce Wenger from Cornerstone Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell with military honors rendered by VFW Post #7122 of Floral City. The family will greet friends in visitation from 11:00 until the hour of service. The family requests donations in Robert's memory to Gideons International in lieu of flowers.


Howard D Osteen, 70, Brooksville, FL
Howard David Osteen, 70, of Brooksville, FL passed away April 26, 2015 at Brooksville Health Care Center, Brooksville, FL. He was born in Crystal River, FL on October 16, 1944 to the late Thomas Leonard and Mattie (Lane) Osteen. Howard was a truck driver, and arrived in this area in 2004, coming from Haines City, FL. He was a Baptist by faith, and member of the American Legion Post #155, Crystal River, FL. He was preceded in death by his siblings Paul, Lawrence, and Irene. He is survived by children Howard D. and William D. Osteen, and Tracy Ann; brothers Bennett Osteen, Sr. and Horace Osteen, and sister Linda Trimble; and numerous nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service is scheduled for Thursday, 1:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL. The family will be receiving friends in visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial with military honors will be at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL., following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS, 66675.


Gene H Pairgin, 78, Hernando, FL
GENE H. PAIRGIN, age 78, died May 9, 2015 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Gene was born on September 10, 1936 in Bristol, VA to the late Elgin and Ora (Fleenor) Pairgin. Gene was an electrician in the construction business. He is survived by his daughter Tracie Alkhudair, her husband Anas and their children Mubarak, Malik, Sarah and LeighAnn of Saudi Arabia and his former spouse, Linda Pairgin, his niece Crystal and her husband John Newby, brother-in-law Gary Fishburne and Sister-in-law JoAnn Fishburne as well as dear friends Jim and Rosemary Rogers and Al Short. The family would like to thank the entire staff of Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing Center for their devoted care to Gene as well as Dr. Fernandez and the staff of the CCU and third floor at Citrus Memorial Hospital for their compassionate nursing care of Gene during his final days. A graveside committal service for Gene will be held on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 10:00 AM at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness with Pastor Charles Johnson officiating. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Robert V Parrington, 84, Inverness, FL
ROBERT VINCENT PARRINGTON, age 84, passed away June 16, 2015 under the loving care of his family and the staff of HPH at the Hospice House. Robert was born on November 30, 1930 in New York City, NY to the late William and Laura (Shatwell) Parrington. He proudly served our country in the United States Navy. Robert was a employed by Nassau County Police Department and retired after many years of service as a Sergeant. One of his pasttimes was playing bridge. He was a member of the N.Y. Blue, a retired New York police officers association, Inverness Golf and Country Club, Crystal River Eagles, VFW 4337 of Inverness and the IRRU Club. He was a parishioner at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Left to cherish his memory is his daughter JoAnne Machado, Sunny Isle Beach, FL; sons Kevin Parrington, Bayshore, NY, Robert (Mary) Parrington, Brian Parrington and Eugene Parrington, all of North Babylon, NY; his loving companion Diane Longwill; his sister Claire Pedicini, Harwich Port, MA; ten grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A memorial Mass will be offered on Friday, June 19, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Inurnment will be held privately by the family at Calverton National Cemetery in Brookhaven, Long Island, NY. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Philip H Rashley, Jr., 74, Inverness, FL
PHILIP H. RASH, Jr., age 74, died May 8, 2015 at his residence. Philip was born on November 15, 1940 in Dover, DE. He was the manager of a paper products warehouse. Philip was an avid fisherman and the "dog man" of his community, enjoying not only his own animals, but providing treats for others dogs as well. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 21 years, Connie Rash; son Timmy (Tara) Rash and daughter Shannon Rash, all of Bowmansville, PA; stepsons Mark (Amy) Amspoker, Houston, TX and John Amspoker, Orlando, FL; six grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Ethel M Raymond, 95, Lecanto, FL
Ethel M. Raymond, age 95, Lecanto, died June 24, 2015 at Greene Acres Assisted Living Facility in Lecanto. Ethel was born on March 7, 1920 in Montreal, Canada to the late Joseph and Martha (Parry) Dugas. She was employed by Stamford Medical Group as a Registered Nurse. She was preceded in death by her husband Norman. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Maguire, Stamford, CT and son Jerald Callahan, Merced, CA; and Norman's children Frederick Raymond, Michael Raymond, Norman Raymond, Dorothy Morehead and Sharon Festo. A celebration of life service will be scheduled at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Josephine A Reilly, 72, Inverness, FL
Josephine A. Reilly, age 72, Inverness, passed away June 5, 2015 at her residence under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast. Josephine was born on October 18, 1942 in Staten Island, NY to the late William and Josephine (Barry) Reilly. After the death of her father at a very young age, her Mother remarried and she was raised by a loving stepfather, Charles A. Salerno. She was also known by family and friends as "Tootsie." She enjoyed playing bingo and made many friends enjoying this pasttime. She enjoyed working crafts and gifted family and friends many beautiful handmade items. Josephine liked attending the 24 K music concerts. She leaves behind her loving family of brothers Charles Salerno, Joseph and his wife Joan Salerno and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, William Reilly. A celebration of life service will be announced at a future date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Susan M Roeder, 70, Inverness, FL
Susan M. Roeder, 70, of Inverness, Florida passed away May 2, 2015 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, Florida. She was born on December 28, 1944 in Queens Village, New York to the late Harold G. and Josephine A. (Springer) Roeder, Sr. Susan was a Registered Nurse, and arrived in this area in 1997, coming from Pinellas County. She was Episcopalian by faith, and loved the outdoors; enjoying gardening, boating, crafting, fishing, and spending time with her family. She is survived by her loving daughters Jennifer Sue (Charles "Chuck") Phillips of Inverness, FL, and Jill Theresa (John) Grishaber of Jeffersonville, NY; siblings Harold G. Roeder, Jr., and Louise C. Roeder; and 3 grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Gathering of Family and Friends is scheduled for Saturday, May 23, from 10:00 A.M. through 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Susan's name be made to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Walter E Rudd, 83, Inverness, FL
Walter Eugene Rudd, 83 Inverness passed away at home on May 1, 2015 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus Co and The Nature Coast. Walter was born on March 6, 1932 in Tyler, TX to the late Thomas and Isla (Rayford) Rudd and moved to this area in 1987 from California. He was a retired engineer from Lockheed Space & Missiles and served our country in the U.S. Navy. Walter designed the Gulf War Monument that is located on the square of the old court house in Inverness and was a part of starting the "Adopt a Highway" program in Citrus County, along with the late Jerry Clark. He was also a publisher and author and a member of the Inverness VFW Post #4337, serving as the Adjutant for many years. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn (Wimpy) Rudd, Inverness; 3 sons, Jeffrey (Dianna) Rudd of Oregon; Scott (Nancy) Rudd of Lompoc, CA; Russell (Michelle) Novak of Kenneth City, FL; 3 daughters, Jill Biggs of Livermore, CA; Susan Rudd of Lompoc, CA and Renee (Phillip) Popp, Ocala, FL; 1 brother, Gerry (Lynn) Rudd of Tyler, TX; 15 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Following cremation, military graveside honors will be rendered at the Florida National Cemetery on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 11:30 AM by the Inverness VFW Post #4337. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Hospice of Citrus and The Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464


James M Scheidell, 74, Homosassa, FL
James M. Scheidell, 74, Homosassa, FL passed away May 7, 2015 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL. She was born on July 11, 1940 in Washington, D.C. to the late James T. and Mabel (Bogie) Scheidell. James was a plumber and pipe fitter and arrived in this area in 1999, coming from St. Petersburg, FL. He attended St. Benedict Catholic Church in Homosassa, and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and the outdoors. His memberships included Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge #2013, Crystal River, FL, the Eagles, Homosassa, the Elks # 4272 of West Citrus, Sons of the American Legion, and Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union #123. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Martha A. Scheidell. Other survivors include children Michael J. Scheidell of Louisiana, Dennis T. (Jessica) Scheidell of St. Petersburg, Becky Ann Scheidell of Homosassa, and Amy (Larry) Johnson of Homosassa; and 4 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister Frances J. Kelley. Services for James will be held at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with arrangements.


Kathryn J Schendorf, 94, Hernando, FL
KATHRYN J. SCHENDORF, age 94, Hernando, FL, died May 15, 2015 surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. A native of Perth Amboy, NJ, Kathryn was born on January 11, 1921 to the late John and Anna Zanko. She was a homemaker, but also worked at Macy's for many years. She was very active in her community and her church, both in New Jersey and Florida, where she was a parishioner at Our Lady of Grace in Beverly Hills. She was a great baker, enjoyed reading and crocheting and gifted her family and friends with many of her beautiful creations. Left to cherish her memory are her sons Mark (Joan) Schendorf, Longwood, FL and John (Jean) Schendorf, North Brunswick, NJ; her daughter Joyce (Bob) Miller, Hernando; brothers John and Joseph Zanko, both of Perth Amboy, NJ; grandchildren Kenneth, Heather, Sarah, Tara and Dylan and great-grandchildren Daniel, Michaela and Charlotte. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, John Schendorf and her two sisters, Mary Zanko and Stephanie Svizeny. Riggs Funeral Home in Forked River, NJ will be assisting the family with services and burial. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of local arrangements. The family requests donations in Kathyrn's memory to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Nina Senkiw, 92, Inverness, FL
NINA SENKIW, age 92, Inverness, died April 10, 2015 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast. Nina was born in Yugoslavia on August 12, 1922 to the late Gabriel and Maria (Sosova) Abramzova. She was a homemaker and devout member of the Protection of Holy Mother of God Ukranian Orthodox Church in Dover, FL and of St. Raphael's Orthodox Church in Hernando. Nina enjoyed reading, studying history, especially that of the Ukraine and was fluent in five languages. She loved music and telling stories of her life. Left to cherish her memory is her son James (Wife-Sheryl) Senkiw, Minneapolis, MN; her daughter Janice (Husband-Gerald) Gearhart, Crystal River, FL; sister Raissa Podolak; a dear friend Margaret Taylor; five grandchildren Matthew, Thomas, Nina, James and Joshua. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Michael Senkiw. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Burial will follow at Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City. Friends are invited to greet the family in visitation from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Memorial donations to St. Raphael's Orthodox Church in Nina's honor are requested in lieu of flowers.


Waldemar (Walter) Siller, 82, Hernando, FL
Waldemar (Walter) Siller, 82, beloved husband of Doris, went to his heavenly home on May 28, 2015. He passed away peacefully in the presence of his family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Walter was born on June 12, 1932 in Poland and grew up in Germany, where he learned the art of fine furniture restoration. He came to the United States in 1958 and established his own business in South Florida restoring antiques. Walter loved the ocean and sailing, either as a crew member on racing boats or sailing his own boat. Walter had a loving heart and generous spirit, giving to others without having to be asked. He would frequently check in and spend time with elderly or ailing family members and neighbors to ensure that they were not alone. Walter himself struggled with many health complications over the years, during which he was cared for by his devoted wife Doris. His loss is mourned by her and by his two daughters: Elke Macartney (Jim) and Christine Langlois (John); three step-children: Debra Flanagan, Tim Flanagan and David Flanagan; three grandchildren: Katherine Ives (Jamie); Ryan Macartney and Eron Macartney; four step grandchildren and great grandchild, Olivia Ives. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Walter will be held on Monday, June 1st at 10:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. If friends so desire, memorial donations are requested to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Raymond E Skuta, 66, Floral City, FL
Raymond E. Skuta, 66, of Floral City, FL passed away June 24, 2015 at his residence in Floral City. He was born on July 14, 1948 in Lake Sinclair Shores, MI . Raymond was a U.S. Navy veteran, and a long distance truck driver. He arrived in this area several years ago, coming from MI. Survivors include his loving wife of 9 years, Janice Skuta. Other survivors include children Justin and Bruce Skuta, step-children Christopher and Maralyn; and 10 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Christine M Small, 73, Beverly Hills, Fl
Christine Mary Small, 73, Beverly Hills, FL passed away May 19, 2015 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL. She was born on October 15, 1941 in Glen Cove, NY to the late Michael J. and Mary (Klosowsky) Pascucci. Christine was a social worker, and arrived in this area in 1998, coming from Port Jefferson, NY. She attended Beverly Hills Community Church and enjoyed raising butterflies, gardening, bird watching and attended the Butterfly Club. She is survived by her loving husband of 28 years, Charles H. Small, Jr. Other survivors include her children Thomas F. Ringrose, Jr. of Huntington Station, NY, Michael J. (Theresa) Ringrose of Clifton Park, NY, Robert R. Ringrose of Schroon Lake, NY, Lee F. (Sharon) Small of St. Louis, MO, and Terri Frances (Tom) Willis of Fredericksburg, MD. 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, Anthony Pascucci of Hicksville, NY. A Memorial Service of Remembrance is scheduled for Friday, May 22, 1:00 P.M. at Beverly Hills Community Church, 82 Civic Circle, Beverly Hill, FL. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL., is assisting the family with arrangements.


Della A Smith, 62, Floral City, FL
Della A. Smith of Floral City, FL, passed away on June 14th, 2015 at the age of 62. Della was born on December 31st, 1952 in Gary, Indiana to the late Kenneth and Frances (Cook) Dobbins. She relocated to Floral City from Manatee County 12 years ago. For many years she owned and operated a furniture refinishing company. Furniture restoration and refinishing was her passion. Her other interests included jigsaw puzzles, knitting and yardwork. She is survived by her three children Christina Smith of Tampa, Joel Smith of Bradenton, and Richard Smith also of Bradenton; and sisters Flo Memmer and Louise Kitchen. 2 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL


Edward M Smith, 89, Inverness, FL
Edward M. Smith, 89, of Inverness, Florida passed away June 7, 2015 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. He was born on August 27, 1925 in Princess Anne, MD to the late William T. and Minnie (Kilmon) Smith. Edward was a U.S. Navy veteran, and a welder for the City of Ft. Lauderdale. He was Nazarene by faith, and arrived in this area in 2005, coming from Oakland Park, FL. Edward enjoyed arts and crafts, welding, and woodworking. He was preceded in death by his wife, Glenda Smith, in 1991. Survivors include his children Edward M. Smith, Jr. of Fishing Creek, MD, Fred Smith and David Smith, both of Baca Raton, FL, Sandra Nicholson of Rockawalkin, MD, and Kathy Derby of Maryland; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a niece, Janet Travis. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Gwendolyn Snider, 82, Inverness, FL
Gwendoyn Snider, age 82, Inverness, died April 20, 2015 under the loving care of her family and the Hospice of Citrus County and Nature Coast staff. Gwendolyn was born on May 7, 1932 in Bard, NM to the late Aaron Langford and Velma Ledessa (Smith) Martin. As a young bride, she worked in Texas as a ranch cook, serving up to 30-40 meals three times per day to working cowboys from various ranches. In addition to her joy of cooking, she enjoyed sewing. The oldest of ten children, by the age of eight, she was helping take care of her siblings and had married a local cowboy by the age 13, David C. Snider, Sr. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she will be deeply missed by all those whose lives she touched. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters Marie Snider-Kuhn and her husband Kenneth, Lubbock, TX, Melanie Snider Foreman, Lebanon, MO, Sherri Snider-King, Inverness; sister Melinda Fay Martin Edwards, Nolan, OK and brothers Aaron Dwayne Martin and his wife Doylene, Portales, NM, Jerry Lee Martin, Midwest City, OK; 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband David C. Snider, Sr., after 56 years of marriage, her son David C. Snider, Jr., a daughter Rowena Ledessa Smith; 5 brothers and one sister. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Janice A Standlick, 81, Homosassa, FL
Janice Ann Standlick, 81 passed away peacefully on the morning of April 14, 2015. Jan was born on May 27, 1933 in Iron Mountain, Michigan. She grew up in Iron River Michigan with her loving parents Thomas and Marion Hosking. She received her bachelor and masters degree in Education at Michigan State University. She married her loving husband Jim Standlick in 1979. Jan taught elementary school for 27 years in Livingston County Michigan. Then after they retired they made their home in Homosassa Florida. Jan Standlick is preceded in death by her parents Thomas and Marion Hosking and her only son Thomas L Savich. Jan Standlick is survived by her loving husband of 34 years, Jim Standlick. Her daughter Paulette Galop (husband Stacey), step daughter Lisa Fishel, 4 grandchildren, John and Shaun McNally, Sarah and Alex Fishel and her great grandson Mason McNally. In lieu of flowers please send a donations to HPH Hospice. The family will welcome friends for a memorial service being held on April 27, 2015 at the home of Jim Standlick 13 Cypress Blvd East, Homosassa at 3pm. After the memorial service there will be food and refreshments to celebrate Janice Standlick’s life. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory assisted the family. Plaque address: Jim Stanklick, 13 Cypress Blvd East, Homosassa, FL 34446


Ronald I Stinedurf, 80, Floral City, FL
Ronald I. Stinedurf, age 80, Floral City, died May 16, 2015 surrounded by his loving family at his residence. Ronald was born on August 30, 1934 in Sharon, PA to the late Charles R. and Ruth (Hillkirk) Stinedurf. He proudly served our country in the United States Air Force. Ronald was employed by Raytheon in the electronics division as a senior field engineer. His work necessitated him traveling to many countries, including Saudi Arabia and he enjoyed exploring the culture of the people and the region. He was an accomplished card player. Left to cherish his memory is his best friend and the love of his life, Barbara A. Stinedurf; his sons, Kevin M. Stinedurf, Clearwater, FL and Ronald "Eric" Stinedurf, Floral City, FL; his daughter Cheryl "Shan" Sharp-Miller and her husband Craig of Homosassa and grandson Alexander M. Sharp, his brother James F. Stinedurf, Dade City, FL and sister Norma Jean Masters, Cape Coral, FL. Inurnment will be private at a later date at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements. The family requests donations in Ron's memory to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Lawrence L Taggart, 75, Invenress, FL
Lawrence L. Taggart, 75, Inverness passed away May 9, 2015 at Citrus Hills Health & Rehab. Mr. Taggart was born in Bronx, New York on September 23, 1939 to the late Robert W. and Marjorie (Graef) Taggart and moved to this area in 1974 from California. He retired from the State of Florida as a Corrections Officer and served our country in the Armed Forces for 24 years, 15 of which were in the United States Marines Corps and 9 with the National Guard from which he retired. While in the Marines, he served in Vietnam. His affiliations included the Cornerstone Baptist Church, Marine Corps League Citrus Detachment #1139, Citrus County MOPAR, VFW Post 7122 , Fleet Reserve Branch 186, and the Citrus County Sheriff's Auxiliary. He is survived by three children, Larry Taggart and wife Renee of Junction City, Kansas; Tammy Schneck and husband Frank of Corinth, Texas; Lori Lane and husband Jim of Inverness; his brother, Robert W. Taggart of Inglis, FL; four sisters, Barbara Taggart, Michigan; Janet Sparks, Spring Hill, FL; Susan Frietas, Chiefland, FL; Dorothy Hennick, Gainesville, FL; five grandchildren, Amanda and Samantha Schneck, Kyle and Jacob Lane, and Riley Taggert. He was preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Kay. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home on Friday, May 15th at 12:00 Noon with Rev. Greg Kell officiating. Burial with full Military Honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675


Larry L Tomlin, 75, Inverness, FL
LARRY LEE TOMLIN, age 75, Inverness, died May 21, 2015 at HPH Hospice House in Lecanto. Larry was born on January 20, 1940 in Muscatine, IA to the late Omer and Arvilla (Frye) Tomlin. Larry was a supervisor for John Deere Plow-Planter division for over 27 years. He enjoyed cat fishing, was an avid NASCAR fan, rooting for his favorite driver, Tony Stuart and enjoyed playing cards with his family. He was an excellent cook and even canned many of his own foods. Left to cherish his memory is his special friend of 7 years, Carol Brown, daughters Vickie E. Tomlin, Muscatine, IA and Kelly J. Vale, Bettendorf, IA; brothers Duane Tomlin (wife-Helen) of Inverness and Dean Tomlin (wife-Judy), Monticello, IN; his sister Lila Keller, Illinois City, IL, four grandchildren Jason, Hope, Richard and Kailyn; great-grandchildren Drake, Jaxson and Landon. He was preceded in death by a brother, Keith Tomlin. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Angelina J Turno, 90, Inverness, FL
Angelina Julia Turno, 90, Inverness passed away Friday, June 26, 2015 at her home. Loving Care Home Services and Hospice assisted the family. She was born in New York City on November 8, 1924 to the late Anthony and Concetta (Contino) Belisario and came to Citrus County in 1980 from Staten Island with her husband, Alfonso Turno who died Feb 11, 2013. They were married for 67 years. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Angelina dearly loved her family, enjoyed playing cards, dancing, and was an outstanding cook. Left to mourn her loss are two daughters, Susan Kish of Forked River, NJ and Constance Turno of Boca Raton, FL; her brother, Michael Belisario of Staten Island, NY and her sister, Ida Caputo of Brick, NJ; 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. The Mass of Christian Burial is Wednesday, July 1st at 10:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Church with Fr. Tim Cummings, Celebrant. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery. Reposing hours from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home Tuesday from 3-8 PM with Wake Vigil Service at 6:30 PM.


Hans A Waldraff, 83, Inverness, FL
Hans August Waldraff, 83, of Inverness, Florida, passed away April 16, 2015 at the Citrus County Hospice House in Lecanto, FL. Hans was born June 21, 1931 in Pforzheim, Germany, the youngest of four siblings, to Karl and Walburga Waldraff. He immigrated to North America as a tool and die maker, settling in Elkhart, Indiana for a long and successful career in tooling engineering and manufacturing. Hans served our country in the U.S. Army, 51st Infantry, 4th Armored Division, as a tank mechanic during the Korean War. He was an accomplished soccer player, coach and state referee. Hans enjoyed history, yard work, landscaping, golf and spending time with his family and making them laugh. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and the Inverness Golf and Country Club. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Hildegard Waldraff of Inverness, Florida; his daughter Cindy Waldraff of Tampa, Florida; his son Chris Waldraff and wife Heather Waldraff of Savannah, Georgia and by his granddaughter Charlotte Waldraff of Savannah, Georgia. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 10:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Tim Cummings, Celebrant. Military Honors will follow. Friends and neighbors are invited to a reception at the family's home afterward, from 1 to 3 PM. Burial will be at a later date in the Florida National Cemetery. Memorial donations are requested to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Rhoda Walls, 76, Floral City, FL
RHODA WALLS passed softly and peacefully into the very early morning, Sunday April 26th, 2015 in Citrus Memorial Hospital after her courageous battle with lung cancer and other illnesses. She was born May 8, 1938 in Cranston, Rhode Island to Raymond and Margaret (Allan) Morin, and later becoming the step-daughter of Otis Slone of West Virginia. She married Alan Walls April 8, 1957 in Chesapeake, Maryland where soon after they started their family. They had four daughters Erica, Melissa, Ingrid and Kristen. For 13 years, Rhoda was a secretary for the Board of Education in Newark, Delaware and 15 years as a secretary at Margaret Sterck School for the Hearing Impaired, where signing became her second language. In 1990, Rhoda not only designed the Family Support Program for the Delaware Air National Guard, Operation Desert Storm, which helped families while the troops were deployed, but she also put that program to work. After retiring in 1991, she and her husband Alan made Floral City their permanent home in 1995. Rhoda loved crafting, and her creativity was endless spanning from stained glass to Quilling, an ancient forgotten Japanese paper art, along with many other artistic abilities, which she donated to the Masonic Home of Saint Petersburg for their retail store, which helped support the Masonic Home. Rhoda is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Alan Walls of Floral City, their daughters, Erica Horne of St. Thomas US Virgin Islands, Ingrid with her husband Todd Brake of Floral City, and her grandson Alex Berta of Clarksville, TN. In lieu of flowers memorials are being accepted by the Masonic Home of St. Petersburg, 3201 1st Street NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33704. Following cremation, burial will follow at a later date in Florida National Cemetery. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family.


Stanley J Williams, MD, 61, Hernando, FL
Stanley J. Williams, M.D., born March 9, 1954, in Amla,Madhya,Pradesh, India, to John and Isabel Williams, departed our lives at his home in the early hours of May 11, 2015, with his wife and daughters clinging to him. He is a dedicated and caring board-certified cardiologist, whose loyal patients adore him. He lived a life of purpose, dignity, and service. His goodness was rivaled only by his integrity.  Stanley genuinely loved his work, and it showed through his thriving, self-made medical practice. He took pleasure in exercising, gardening, ballroom dancing, chatting with his St. John's Medical College classmates, playing with Toto and Captain, attending mass, and relaxing at his beautiful home.  His greatest loves are his family, his beloved wife of thirty-one years, Beena M. Stanley, M.D., and their daughters, Tanya, an Inverness attorney, and Tiffany, a sophomore at the University of Florida. These three ladies are honored to call him theirs and to have stood by him in life, cared for him during his struggle, and to send him home again. He is also survived by five caring sisters and a loving brother and their families in California and Arizona, as well as extended family, who are greatly saddened by the loss of their hero.  This great man left an indelible mark on the world. The loss is felt by many, as evidenced by the tremendous outpouring to his family. His quiet dignity allowed him to bare his cross with grace and comforted his devastated family. He is a gentle soul who has profound faith. May God welcome him in heaven, and may Stanley shine his grace upon his family so they may overcome their grief.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, May 18th at 10:00 AM from St Scholastica Catholic Church in Lecanto with Fr. James Johnson, celebrant. Burial will follow in Fero Memorial Gardens. Friends will be received on Sunday from 3-5PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home where a Wake Vigil Service will be offered at 4:30 PM In lieu of flowers, please donate to pancan.org, so this tragedy may one day be prevented, and to Hospice of Citrus and The Nature Coast.


Mary H Winfrey, 86, Crystal River, FL
Mary H. Winfrey, 86, of Crystal River, Florida passed away April 22, 2015 at her residence in Crystal River. She was born on June 10, 1928 in Chattanooga, TN to the late Wallace R. and Grace Evelyn (Hicks) Hill. Mary was a homemaker, and arrived in this area in1998, coming from Knoxville, TN. She enjoyed golfing, playing bridge, painting, and was an avid reader. She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Hugh Winfrey. Other survivors include her children Mark (Eileen) Winfrey of Orlando, FL, and Brenda (Clifford "Chip") Curington of Jacksonville, FL; sister Nancy Reilley, and 3 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ralph E Wolf, 89, Floral City, FL
RALPH E. WOLF, age 89, Inverness, died May 6, 2015 under the loving care of the staff of Citrus Health and Rehab. Ralph was born on December 19, 1925 in Spring Garden Township, PA to the late Carvis and Pauline (Smoak) Wolf. He served our country in the United States Navy during WWII with service in the Philippine Islands and the Asiatic Pacific and European Theaters as a gunner's mate. Ralph was a self-employed plaster and stucco contractor; he enjoyed his work and taught his sons the trade. He was an accomplished fisherman and also liked traveling and camping. He grew and tended a beautiful garden each year. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 64 years, Shirley Wolf, sons John (Nancy) Wolf and Stephen Wolf, Floral City; daughters Mary (Lance) Dotson, Inverness and Lois (Daniel) Scott, Columbia, SC; his sister Earlene White, OR; grandchildren Carvis, Johnathan, Michelle and great-grandchildren Aubryona, Natasha and Leigna. He was preceded in death by a brother Lloyd Wolf and sister Jean Killian. Inurnment will take place privately at Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


 

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