Obituaries
For the Last 3 Months.

Ruth A Ailes, 85, Floral City, FL
Ruth Audrey Hartley Ailes, 85 of Floral City, was born in Columbus, Ohio September 8,1928 and passed on December 6, 2014. A long time resident of Floral City she was preceded in death by her husband Jack and is survived by four daughters; Joi Sampsell (Al) of Floral City, Judy Fox (Matt) of Medina, Ohio, Jane Reinke (Walter) of Medina, Ohio, and Joellyn Lytle of Burbank, Ohio. She was blessed with 9 grandchildren, 26 great- grandchildren, and 1 great- great grandchild. She loved her Floral City home enjoyed travel, gardening, and bird watching. She was active in her Floral City Methodist Church, her Oak Forest Community, Floral City Garden Club, Floral City Heritage Council and was a good friend to all who knew her. She will be interred at the National Cemetery in Bushnell alongside her husband. A celebration of her life will be held later and another is being planned for the spring in Ohio. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family


Karen M Anderson, 52, Inverness, Fl
Karen Marie Anderson, 52, Inverness died suddenly at home on Nov 30, 2014. Karen was born on Sept 21, 1962 in Queens, NY to the late Adolph J and Dorothy (Kramer) Baumann and moved to this area in 1974 from there. She was employed at the Citrus County Property Appraisers Office as a Senior Property Records Specialist and was Lutheran by faith. She is survived by her two children, Matthew Krieder of Gainesville, FL and Dakota L. Amaturo of Inverness; two brothers, Adolph J. “Buddy” Baumann, III and his wife, RoseMary of Inverness and Alan Baumann of Chesapeake, VA; her nephew, Adolph “Joe” Baumann, IV and her niece, Elizabeth G. Baumann. There will be a Visitation of Remembrance on Saturday, Dec 6, 2014 between 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM at he Chas E. Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow at a later date in Oak Ridge Cemetery of Inverness. In lieu of flowers, friends may make contribution to their favorite charity in Karen\'s memory.


Ruby Anderson, 87, Tampa, Fl
Ruby Anderson, age 87, Tampa, formerly of Inverness, died October 21, 2014 at Ameritus at Carrolwood in Tampa. A native Floridian, Ruby was born on May 22, 1927 in Winter Garden, FL to the late Perry E. and Mae (Vickers) DeMott. She was a salesperson for Plantation Dairy Company. She is survived by her son Ronald W. DeMott of Fort McCoy, Florida; one grandson Christopher DeMott and other extended family. She was preceded in death by her twin sister Clyde Levins. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Wilma A Anderson, 92, Floral City, FL
Wilma A. Anderson, 92, of Floral City, FL. passed away December 2 2014 at her residence in Floral City. She was born on August 25, 1922 in Granville, PA to the late John G. and Margarite (Heiner) Harris. Wilma arrived in this area in 1946, coming from Beaver Falls, PA., and was the Supervisor of Elections for Citrus County for 30 years, and member of the Floral City Methodist Church. She was also a very respected member of the community; serving as a member of the board of Citrus County Fairgrounds, the board of Key Training Center, the Floral City Board, the Democratic Club, the SHARE Club, and acted as Secretary for the Floral City Methodist Church. Wilma loved her orchids and plants, and enjoyed hard tack candy. She will be greatly missed by her family, and the community. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, John and Pic Harris, her loving companion Larry Combs, 1 grand-daughter, 3 great-grandsons, and her best buddy, \"Sam\". Survivors include her loving children, Davis Anderson of Orlando, FL, Gregg (Lori) Anderson of Floral City, Carolyn (Tony) Hohmann of Inverness, FL, Donna (Michael) Ketchel of Lake Panasoffkee, FL, Joni G. (George) Eastman of Floral City, Dava Anderson of Floral City, Wilma \"Willy\" McClain of Inverness, FL, step-daughter Debra Combs and her sons, 23 Grandchildren, 46 Great grandchildren and 3 Great-great grandchildren; as well as her loving, extended family including Amanda Tooke (Gene) Mullen and family, and Valerie Parker Duke and her family. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service is scheduled for Sunday, 3:00 P.M. at Cornerstone Baptist Church, Invernesss with the family receiving friends at the church one hour prior to service. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, is in charge of the arrangements.


Rita F Baillod, 75, Hernando, FL
Rita F. Baillod, 75, Hernando, FL died Dec 16 2014 at her residence. Private arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Fortunato C Barcelo, 78, Inverness, FL
Fortunato C. Barcelo, age 77, of Inverness, passed November 15th, 2014 at Ocala Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family and friends. Nato was a kind soul, born April 17th, 1937 in Cebu, Philippine islands. He was the youngest of eight children, born to Cornelio and Eustiqua (Canedo) Barcelo. With an adventurous spirit, he joined the Merchant Marines to see the world and like a sirens song, lady liberty called to Nato so he moved to New York City in 1988. Following his family’s medical lineage, Nato sought work as a nursing assistant at the New Jersey fireman’s home where he met the love of his life, his wife, Janice Barcelo. In 2004, he retired with his wife to Florida where his unwavering integrity and kind accepting nature quickly made him an intricate member of the Filipine community. Fortunato, not only a loving and deeply devoted husband, is a father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many. “Nats” smile and the scent of pipe smoke will be deeply missed around the Mah Jong and poker table. Whether in the garden, fishing, watching the Yankees or Nicks, Nato was never far from his faithful and loved dogs, Pippa, Lola and his ever present shadow Rudy. Left to Cherish his memory is his beloved wife of 18 years, Janice Barcelo; his son Bruce Barcelo (Ida) granddaughter Renzy of Cebu, His daughter Jennifer Bergmann (David) grandsons Jack and Max of New Jersey, his brother “Boy”, sisters Filesa and Nan of Cebu, Marie and Peggy of Arizona, Jody of Georgia, Diane and Elaine of Florida and the entire Filipine family of friends. A service to celebrate Nato’s life will be held at Chas. E. Davis funeral home on Saturday, November 22nd. The family will receive friends and visitation from 10:00am until the hour of service at 11:00am. Upon Nato’s request, please attend in casual dress and in lieu of flowers he would have appreciated donations be made to either Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 or S


Edwina D Beaston, 77, Oviedo, FL
EDWINA D. BEASTON, age 77, Oviedo, formerly of Beverly Hills, died November 27, 2014 at Winter Park Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. Edwina was born on February 10, 1937 in Reidsville, GA to the late Edward and Willie Mae (Davis) Walker. She was employed by St. Joseph\'s Hospital in Tampa in the critical care unit as a Registered Nurse. Edwina spent most of her life as a \"military wife\", following her husband\'s 21 year career in the United States Army. Left to cherish her memory is his son Mark (Rebecca) Beaston, Albemarle, NC; her daughters Cynthia (Brian) Milum, Marietta, GA and Sandra (Tom) Thrift, Oviedo, FL; seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, George Beaston. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 1:30 PM at Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Raymond Bielech, 78, Inverness, FL
Raymond Bielech, 78, of Inverness, Florida passed away November 14, 2014 at his residence in Inverness. He was born on June 12, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Walter and Jean Bielech. Raymond was a milk delivery man, a Catholic by faith, and served his country honorably in the U.S. Air Force. He arrived in this area in 1994, coming from Clearwater, Florida. He and his wife Darlene operated a shuttle bus going to the Seminole Reservation Bingo. He enjoyed playing cards at the casino, and visiting The Villages to dance. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Darlene Bielech. Other survivors include children Keith (Janet) Bielech of Melrose Park, Ill, Kem Bielech of Plainfield, Ill, Kary Rivera and Korine Poczatko, both of Inverness; sister-in-law Lenore Khollman; 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. A visitation for family and friends is scheduled for Wednesday, 3:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, 9:30 A.M. at the funeral home, followed by placement with military honors at Fountains Memorial Park, Homosassa, Florida.


Dan L Black, 71, Floral City, FL
DAN L. BLACK, SR, age 71 of Floral City, FL, died at his residence under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County on October 12, 2014. Dan was born on August 13, 1943 in Indianapolis, IN to the late Conrad and Josephine (Byroad) Black. After graduating from Martinsville High School in 1961, he served our country in the United States Air Force. Dan was employed as the transmission and distribution supervisor for Florida Power and Light from 1969 to 1991 in Bonita Springs and Naples. He also worked for PSI Energy in Plainfield, IN from 1992 to 1996. He was truly enjoying his retirement by hanging out on the beach or by the pool under his chickee. Dan was a member of the Zion’s Hill Baptist Church in Martinsville, IN. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 48 years, Sheila Harris Black; his son Dan Black, Jr. of Floral City; daughter Amy Dembinski and husband Nick of Woodbridge, VA; brothers Conrad Black, Jr. and wife Betty of Piggott, AR; Miller Wampler and wife Loretta of Fairland, IN; sister Frances Lucas and husband Bill of Danville, IN; half-sisters Ginni DiRaddo and Cheri Cherghizan of Albuquerque, NM; granddaughter Brianna Dembinski. He was proceeded in death by a sister, Donna Sue Matthews, and a brother, John O. Grooms, Jr. A military committal service will be held on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL, 34464.


Paul R Bosse, 50, Hernando, FL
Paul R. Bosse, age 50, Hernando, died September 23, 2014 at Shands at UF in Gainesville. Paul was born on March 4, 1964 in Miami, FL to the late Roland and Charlotte Bosse. He was employed as a carpenter in the construction industry. Paul is survived by one son, two grandchildren, one brother, three sisters and was preceded in death by a brother. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


LaVerne N Bothe, 90, Inverness, FL
LaVerne N. Bothe, age 90, Inverness, died November 18, 2014 surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. LaVerne was born in Wisconsin on August 7, 1924 to the late Chester and Naomi (Lillie) LaPorte. She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, nourishing her family and will be remembered as a kind and giving person. She loved being with her grandchildren. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter Lynette Huston, Inverness and her children Lee and Jeffrey; great-granddaughter Kaitlyn and another great-grandchild is expected soon. She is also survived by twin brother and sister Orley LaPorte and Arley Tomaszak, other sisters Dolores Waitman and Harla Timms. She was preceded in death by her husband Edward Bothe, her son Edward Bothe, brothers Velo and Emmet LaPorte and sisters Audley LaPorte, Ione Cooper and Gertrude Schubert. The family wishes to thank Hospice of Citrus County for the excellent care, comfort and a special thanks to Michelle for her devotion and dedication to LaVerne throughout the last stage of her life. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Beverly L Brodersen, 80, Floral City, Fl
Beverly Louise Brodersen, 80, Floral City passed away Dec. 4, 2014 at Nature Coast Lodge in Lecanto. Mrs Brodersen was born on Feb 13, 1934 to the late Glenn and Clara (Guenther) Scott in Pittsburgh, PA. She moved here in 1988 from South Florida and worked at Citrus Memorial Hospital prior to retirement. She enjoyed reading, needlework, and watching the Miami Dolphins Football games. She is survived by 3 sons, Emery “ Jim” Bartek, Jr. and wife, Yvonne of Alabama; Christ Bartek of Tallahassee, FL; Bob Bartek and wife Heidi of Alabama; 2 daughters, Vikki Ford and husband Stephen of Floral City; Kim Friday and husband, Tom of Cooper City, FL; her sister, Sandra Reynolds, Raymond, WA; 9 Grandchildren and 4 Great-Grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Benny Dec 19, 2004 and her sister, Marilyn Freund. Chas E Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial are requested to Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464


Dawn R Cameron, 46, Inverness, FL
Dawn Renee Cameron, age 46, Inverness, died November 16, 2014. Dawn was born on July 13, 1968 in Sharon, PA to Ellsworth and Shirley (Bowser) Cameron. She was a Union plumber and pipefitter in Ohio and also worked as a roofer in Florida. Dawn was a very outgoing and giving person, enjoyed studying her Bible, quoting Bible verses. She very much enjoyed being in the outdoors. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters Kaitlyn Morris and Cameron Laffey; her parents Robert and Shirley Day, Inverness, FL; brothers Bradley and his wife Marilyn, Warren, OH and Robert A. Day Jr. and his wife Rachel, Orwell, OH and granddaughter Athena. She was preceded in death by her father Ellsworth \"Sonny\" Cameron and a brother Bryan Cameron. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


David A Campbell, 70, Inverness, FL
David A. Campbell, 70, Inverness died Nov 4, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Born in Bristol, CT., to the late Hugh and Vera Campbell, he came to Florida in 1997 from Oakham, MA. He was an automotive mechanic and General Manager for Automotion Garage. He is survived by his companion of 17 years, Linda Ahearn. Cremation arrangements are private. Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Gillermo Cardona, 79, Inverness, FL
Guillermo Cardona, 79, of Inverness, Florida passed away October 7, 2014 at Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness. He was born on February 7, 1935 in Puerto Rico to the late Gerardo and Lujan (Cardona) Lopez. Guillermo was a U.S. military veteran, and arrived in this area in 2006, coming from New York. He enjoyed drawing and listening to spanish music. He is survived by one brother, Angel Lopez, and niece Luz Valenzuela. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Christopher J Carpenter, Sr., 72, Floral City, FL
CHRISTOPHER JON CARPENTER, Sr., age 72, died October 18, 2014 at his residence in Floral City. Chris was born on April 2, 1942 in Detroit, MI to the late Maurice E. and Ingrid (Swanson) Carpenter. Survivors include four sons, Michael Carpenter, Floral City, Christopher J. Carpenter, Jr., Byron Ctr, MI, Jeffrey Carpenter, Grand Rapids, MI and Timothy Carpenter, Newago, MI and several grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Alice L Carter, 89, Inverness, FL
ALICE L. (KENNEY) CARTER, age 89, Inverness, died November 2, 2014 at Avante of Inverness. Alice was born on February 23, 1925 in Abingdon, VA to the late Sterling and Rebecca (Shelton) Griffitts and came to this area in 1985 from Tampa. She was widowed by her last husband,Arthur Carter in 2007. They enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping together since his retirement in 1981. She also was widowed by James B. Kenney in 1967 who was the father of the children. Left to cherish her memory are 3 sons, Sidney Kenney of Arkansas, James Kenney, Seattle, WA, Ryan Kenney, Tampa, FL; 3 daughters Cherrie Herring (Douglas), Madison, AL, Bernardine Jacobson, Tampa, FL, and Sunday May Tripp, Inverness; 1 step son, Arthur Carter, Jr. of Sanford, Florida; 18 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 22 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kay Ellen Widgery and a step son, Adrian Carter The family will receive friends on Saturday, Nov. 8th from 6:00-8:00pm at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow on Monday, Nov. 10th, 10:00 AM at Florida National Cemetery. The procession will depart the funeral home Monday morning at 9:15 AM.


Robert L Church, 56, Floral City, FL
Robert Lewis Church, 56, of Floral City, Florida passed away December 10, 2014 at his residence in Floral City. He was born on April 26, 1958 in Xenia, OH, and arrived in this area 54 years ago, coming from Tampa, FL. Robert was a dedicated employee for over 35 years as a field representative for Florida Power/Progressive Energy/Duke Energy. He was a Christian by faith, and loved fishing, boating, airboating, and the outdoors. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary B. Middleton and step-mother Ruth Church. Survivors include his loving wife of 25 years, Cathy Church of Floral City. Other survivors include his children Robert Church and fiance Heather of Inverness, Nathaniel Hine of Covington, GA, Ami Church, Kristen and Shawn Moore of Covington, Kelly Hine and her boyfriend Cody Fergerson of Inverness; father Lewis Robert Church of Largo, FL; brothers Jay Church and Ron and Lilo Kartune; sisters Elizabeth \"Libby\" Judd, and Sandy Gigantelli; grandchildren Zachary, James, Bradly, Riley, Cadence, Emma, Mahaela, and Arabelle. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Bonnie S Cleaveland, 71, Inverness, FL
Bonnie S. Cleaveland, 71, of Inverness, Florida passed away on October 3, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, Lecanto, Florida. She was born on May 5, 1943 in Elmira, New York to the late Alfred and Myrtle Short. Bonnie was a retired kitchen aide at Citrus Memorial Hospital, a Presbyterian by faith, and arrived in this area in 1998 coming from Naples, Florida. She enjoyed painting, gardening, word puzzles, and cooking. Survivors include her loving husband of 50 years, Richard Cleaveland. Other survivors include sons Richard J. Cleaveland of Inverness, and Andrew Cleaveland of Poplar Bluff, MO; 3 grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and many loving and caring friends. A Celebration of Bonnie\'s life will be scheduled by the family at a later date. In lieu of flowers or cards, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills,FL 34464, in Bonnie\'s name. Private cremation arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Audrey E Clendenney, 90, Inverness, FL
Audrey E. Clendenney, age 90, passed away on November 15, 2014. Audrey was born on December 13, 1923 in Marysville, MI to the late Frederick and LaVina (Dutton) Bellow. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she delighted in her family activities and enjoyed working in the outdoors. She enjoyed working crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles. She had worked as a bookkeeper for CRC Fence and Garden, Inverness Mower Repair and as a secretary for the Public Defender\'s Office. Left to cherish her memory are her sons Charles \"Chuck\" Clendenney, Jr. and his wife Christine, Franklin, NC, John F. Clendenney and his wife Rosanne, Inverness; daughters Kathy Ann Hintz, South Bend, IN and Sherry Lynn DeFrance of Indianapolis, IN; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Charles; a son Douglas P. Clendenney and all 10 of her siblings. The family invites friends to join them for a visitation on November 20, 2014 from 2:00-3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Please consider donations to St. Jude\'s Children\'s Research Hospital, 501 S. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 in lieu of flowers.


Catherine Clough, 97, Hernando, FL
CATHERINE (KAY) CLOUGH, age 97, residing at Diamond Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center, formerly of Newfields, N.H. went home to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on November 27, 2014. Kay is survived by her loving and devoted daughter Diana and her son-in-law Robert Steuterman of Pine Ridge, FL, her granddaughter Janice Ross of Hernando and her grandson Joseph Bell of New Port Richey. Kay also leaves behind six other daughters Barbara Hayden, Martha Lamm, Charlotte Baum, Grace Dunn, Sally Clough and Rose Beck and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great, great grandchildren. Kay was a very active and outgoing lady who instantly made friends with whomever she met. Everyone loved her and enjoyed being around her. She was a devout Catholic and always included her family and friends in her evening prayers. She will be greatly missed by all who had the good fortune to be a part of her life. She leaves behind a legacy of love, joy, laughter, caring and compassion. Private arrangements are by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Cater J Conner, 82, Inverness, FL
CATER (C.J.) JACKSON CONNER, Sr., Inverness, died October 7, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. C.J. was born on December 9, 1931 in Gainesville, GA to the late Hubert Jackson Conner and Ganelle Gaines Conner. He was very proud of his Irish and Cherokee heritage. He relocated to Penns Grove, NJ in 1942 and was a member of the graduating class of 1949 from Penns Grove Regional High School, after which he attended the University of West Virginia in Morgantown for one year, during which time he played football. He then transferred to Springfield College in Springfield, MA. C.J. joined the United States Marine Corps in 1951, serving until 1954 during the Korean conflict. While still on active duty, he met and married Dorothy M. Bugno of Greensboro, NC on April 18, 1953. After his honorable discharge, he moved to Penns Grove, NJ in 1954 and went to work for NJ Bell Telephone. He built their home in Woodstown and relocated there in 1956. C.J. retired from NJ Bell Telephone as a transition manager on March 30, 1985 after 31 years of service. He subsequently worked for the State of New Jersey as a voice telephone consultant with Computer Science Contractor from 1985 to 1987. While residing in Woodstown, NJ, he attended the Woodstown Presbyterian Church and served in many ministries, as a Trustee, Deacon, Elder, on the Pulpit Committee and as Youth Director. He was very active in his community, serving as President of the Woodstown Little League for 3 years, 3 years on the Woodstown Pilesgrove School Board and as a volunteer advisor of the Woodstown Explorer Scout Post and member of the Woodstown American Legion Post, on the rifle squad. After his relocation to Inverness, FL in 1987, he once again became active in his church and community. He attended the Inverness First United Methodist Church and served as a Trustee, on the SPR Committee, as usher, and with the building and grounds committee, volunteering wherever he was needed and could help. As of 2013, he was a 61 year member of the American Legion, having joined both Post #225 in Floral City and Post #77 in Inverness. He served as Field Marshall for five years with the TriCounty Radio Control Flying Club. He enjoyed helping students build and fly radio controlled airplanes and volunteered at Inverness Middle School with 8th graders in the aeronautical portion of the technology class for 8 years; also helping at Cornerstone Baptist Church in the Youth Department. C.J. was a life member of the Telephone Pioneers. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 61 years, Dorothy; daughter Beverly Conner Williams (husband-Paul) Pittsgrove, NJ; son Cater J. Conner, Jr. (wife-Karen Slothhour Conner) Forest, VA; two grandsons, Michael and Gregory Conner and two granddaughters Kevanne and McLane Williams. He was preceded in death by his sister Carolyn. A graveside committal service will be held on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 2:30 P.M. at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family invites friends to join them for the procession to the cemetery at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory at 1:45 P.M. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in memory of C.J. Conner to Inverness First United Methodist Church, 1300 Hwy. 41N., Suite D, Inverness, FL 34450.


Allison J Covino, 43, Inverness, FL
ALLISON J. COVINO, age 43, died November 1, 2014 as a result of an auto accident. Allison was born on October 4, 1971 in Staten Island, NY to George and Leslie (Nelson) Covino. She was employed as a billing agent for Angel\\\\\\\'s Home Health Care. Allison enjoyed being in the woods, camping and building bonfires. She was a fan of NASCAR and car racing. She was known as an excellent couponer, sometimes being able to actually buy a full grocery cart for just a few dollars. Left to cherish her memory are her children Ashley Shelko, Alex J. Shelko, both of Crystal River and Amber N. Shelko, Inverness; her companion Robert Shelko, her parents George and Leslie Covino of Inverness; brothers George (Michelle) Covino, Inverness, Michael (Dana) Covino, Orlando, Gregory Covino, Inverness, Brett Covino, Watonga, OK, sisters Colleen (Jared) Czachorowski, Orlando and Katie (Donald) Ritter, Watonga, OK; two grandchildren Steven Edward Bevington, Jr. and Allisa Joan Driggers. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Tim Cummings, celebrant. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Norman E Crook, 72, Inverness, Fl
NORMAN EDWARD CROOK, age 72, died November 28, 2014. Norman was born on June 17, 1942 in Nimitz, WV to the late James P. and Wanda (Cole) Crook. Norman served our country in the United States Army. An entrepreneur, Norman owned and operated his own coal mine in West Virginia, as well as working in real estate and R.V. sales in Florida. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, was a NASCAR fan and enjoyed watching sports, especially Florida State University and West Virginia University. He also liked going antiquing. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 53 years, Patricia Crook; his son Kent Crook and grandson Chance (Jenny) Crook of Wildwood, FL; daughter Michelle (Nathan) Connor and their children Jordan and Ashton of Inverness; great-grandchildren Maverick, Maddox, Chloe and Macklin; his brother Russell (Barbara) Crook, Floral City, Brice Crook, White Oak, WV and sister Deborah (Jeff) Robinson, Mt. Clemmons, MI. He was predeceased by two brothers, Lewis and Myles Crook. He will be deeply missed by his family and the many friends he made throughout his lifetime. A celebration and tribute to Normans life will be held on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family will receive friends in visitation from 12:00 Noon until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a charity of your choice in Norman\\\\\\\'s memory.


Ronald K Crosby, 79, Lecanto, FL
Ronald Kent Crosby, Lecanto, age 79, died October 8, 2014 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. A native Floridian, Ron was born in Tampa on March 23, 1935 to the late Verna and Marie (Hill) Crosby. He served our country in the United States Navy. Ron was the typical \"jack-of-all-trades\" but he had indeed mastered many and was an excellent carpenter. A very social, outgoing and loving man, he enjoyed bowling, square dancing and fishing. He was a Mason and Shriner. Ron delighted in his poodle \"Miss Sweet Pea.\" Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 37 years, Anita; sons Kenney Crosby, Ray Crosby, Mike Crosby and Joseph Crosby; daughters Vicki Rhodes and Betty Hunnicutt; step-son Ronald Martin and step-daughter Tina Hodges; 18 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind faithful and special friends Aron and his wife Denise Aldridge, Kenneth and Pam Cook and Jane White; their care, comfort and kindness in our time of need will never be forgotton. He was preceded in death by a brother Holland Crosby. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family requests donations to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers that they may continue to provide for others as they have done for our beloved Ron.


Carolyn Cummings, 80, Inverness, FL
Carolyn Cummings, 80, Inverness passed away Dec 10, 2014 in Hospice of Citrus County & Nature Coast of Lecanto. A native of Greensboro, NC, she was born Dec 17, 1933 to the late Thomas and Rilla (Williams) Puckett and came to this area in 1994 from Pennsville, New Jersey. She was a retired office secretary and enjoyed golfing. She was Presbyterian by faith. Carolyn is survived by her husband of 49 years, David; 3 sons: Barry T. Cummings of North Carolina; Rodney Cummings, Damascus, MD; Allen (Lisa) Cummings, Pennsville, NJ; daughter, Kelly (Scott) Zane, Murrells Inlet, SC; 2 sisters: Mary Sleight, Floral City, FL and Kathleen Clower, Jacksonville, FL; 16 Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, David Jr. and brother, Leroy. Private arrangements under the direction of Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Robert S Davis, 50, Hernando, FL
Robert Stanley Davis, 50, of Hernando, Florida passed away October 4, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, Florida. He was born on May 17, 1964 in Drexel Hill, PA to the late William S.N. and Elaine (Kahlert) Davis. Robert was a liquor store manager, and arrived in this area in 1991, coming from Delaware County, PA. He was southern baptist by faith, and enjoyed fishing, firearms, scalloping, boating, and playing Playstation. He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Kathleen Davis. Other survivors include son Joshua Hornbuckle of Hernando; daughters Patricia (Paul) Wakefield of Inverness, and Rebecca Jacobs of Alaska; brother William Davis; sister Denise Zambrano; 2 grandchildren, Jackson and Trenton Wakefield; and many dear and loving friends. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held by the family at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, is in charge of arrangements.


Samuel J Di Guglielmo, 73, Inverness, FL
Please send the memorial plaque to: Lori Di Guglielmo 9247 Oakfair Drive Tallahassee, FL 32317 SAMUEL J. DI GUGLIELMO, (\"Sam D\") age 73, died October 11, 2014 surrounded by his family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Sam was born on March 13, 1941 in Wilmington, DE, the son of the late Samuel J. and Caroline \"Carrie\" (Russo) Di Guglielmo. Sam served our country in the Army National Guard. He was a construction manager on many commercial and residential projects. Sam was a charter member of the Inverness Sertoma and also a member of CASA. Sam was also a distributor for the \"BurnzOmatic.\". He was an active member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and was the leader of the Catholic Youth Group for many years. Sam loved fishing and the great outdoors. Sam was known for his love of cooking and especially love of eating. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters Lori Di Guglielmo and her partner Karen Barnett of Tallahassee, Kristen (Douglas) Reichard, Inverness; and the light of his life, grandson Christopher Michael. Sam\'s siblings include brothers Michael (Marie) Di Guglielmo, James Di Guglielmo and sister Carol Ann Lepore, as well as nieces and nephews, all of NJ. Bonus family members include Cindy Corcoran (Robert), grandsons David (Dawn), Elijah, Isaac, Noah and Seth. Sam was blessed to have great grands Colin, Sophie, Gemma and \"Husband-in-Law\" Carl Gene Coxwell. Sam was preceded in death by his first wife Stella and his second wife Jean. A tribute and celebration of life will be held at a later date at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Inurnment will take place at a later date at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness. Please consider donations in Sam\'s memory to Inverness Sertoma in lieu of flowers.


Michael A DiSanza, 68, Inverness, FL
MICHAEL A. DiSANZA, age 68, Inverness, went to be with His Lord and Savior on October 27, 2014. Mike was born on September 14, 1946 in the Bronx, NY to the late Albert and Bernadette (Giordano) DiSanza. He served our country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Mike was a police officer in New York City for over 20 years. A man who loved The Lord with his whole heart and soul, he served as the International Cops for Christ, Inc. president. He also served as a missionary evangelist for many years traveling to over 79 countries of the world. He also served as a prison chaplain here in Citrus and Hernando County. He was an avid sports enthusiast and his favorite teams were the NY Yankees and the NY Jets, although he also liked the Giants. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 47 years, Ann DiSanza; sons: Michael DiSanza, Citrus Hills; Douglas (Christine) DiSanza, Ocala; and Jonathan DiSanza, Inverness; his daughter Rachel (Mike) LaRosa, Inverness; his sister Laura (Gerard) Carpentieri, New City, NY. He also had seven grandchildren: Gabriella DiSanza, Isaac Calma, Vanessa Calma, Mahaley Wixey (DiSanza), Maddie LaRosa, Tyson DiSanza and Jackson DiSanza. He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Thomas Michael DiSanza. A celebration and funeral tribute to Mike\'s life will be held at Calvary Chapel Inverness on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 10:00 AM. Visitation will be at the church from 2-4 and 6-8 PM on Tuesday, November 4th. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to International Cops for Christ, %DiSanza\'s. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Constance Dorsey, 82, Beverly Hills, FL
CONSTANCE DORSEY, age 82, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on November 22, 2014 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. During her many years in New Jersey she worked at Planned Parenthood and the Asbury Park Press. Connie was active in various organizations including the Monmouth County Cotillion Committee and the Tinton Falls Senior Group. She was an active member of Second Baptist Church Long Branch. In 2005 Connie relocated to San Francisco where she joined the Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church and served as a Deacon and choir member. She moved to Florida in April where she enjoyed the Florida Lifestyle with family and friends. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters Cecilia Tucker-Brown (Otis) of Citrus Springs, FL, Laura Morris (Kenneth) of Emoryville, CA; a brother Clifford Johnson (Monolia) of Neptune, NJ and three sisters, Delcina Teel of Georgia, Alyce Warrick-Smith and Virginia Jefferson, both of Indiana; three grandchildren, Petty Officer First Class Nicholas Tucker, serving in the United States Navy stationed in Japan, Kenson and Kingsley Morris, Emoryville, CA, and a host of nieces and nephews and lifelong friends, Eula Johnson and Virginia Bland. Constance was preceded in death by her loving guardian Mae Gordon, mother, Alyce Ford, brothers William Johnson, John (Jackie) Davenport and sister Mary Kennedy. A Celebration of Connie\'s life will be held on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL. The family will receive friends in visitation from 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to Hospice of Citrus County and the Nature Coast, Beverly Hills, FL. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7 NIV


Olivia Douglas, 67, Inverness, FL
Olivia Douglas, 67, of Inverness, Florida passed away on October 25, 2014 at her residence in Inverness. She was born in Muncie, IN on August 19, 1947. Olivia worked in a window factory, and arrived in this area in 1996, coming from Taylor, MI. She was a member of Inverness First Church of God, and enjoyed square dancing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Survivors include her loving husband of 18 years, Jack B. Douglas. Other survivors include her mother Hazel R. Campbell of Inverness; daughter Crystal (Shawn) Singleton of Mayslick, KY; step-sons Bryan (Tami) Douglas of Smithville, VA, Robert (Jeanette) Douglas of Ivor, VA, and Theodore (Michelle) Douglas of Derry, PA; step-daughter Jeannine (David) Cannon of Pittsburgh, PA; brothers Manuel, Teddy and Eddie Carpenter; sisters Lafonda Mauldin and Melody Carpenter; 13 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service is scheduled for Wednesday, 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, with Pastor Tom Walker from Inverness First Church of God officiating. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to service. Burial will follow the service at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, Florida. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Olivia\'s name to Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464, or Inverness First Church of God, 5510 E. Jasmine Lane, Inverness, FL, 34453.


Joyce A Dyer, 72, Beverly Hills, FL
Joyce Ann Dyer, 72, of Beverly Hills, Florida passed away on October 15, 2014 at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center, Crystal River, Florida. She was born in Sweetwater, TN on January 28, 1942 to the late Lloyd and Rachel (Duckett) Clark. Joyce was a Certified Nurses Aide, and arrived in this area in 2011, coming from Etowah, TN. She enjoyed drawing, and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by a brother, Dennis Clark. Left to cherish her memory are her children Steve Rogers of Kansas City, KS, Bruce Rogers of Illinois, Harold Scherer of Illinois, Sherri Yerk of Beverly Hills, FL, Crystal Dyer of Wisconsin, and Alisa Dyer of Hernando, FL; sisters Bobbi Gorsuch, Jeri Alberts, and Helen Goines; 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life gathering of family and friends is scheduled for Wednesday, October 22, 1:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


John H Ehlers, Sr., 80, Inverness, FL
JOHN HENRY EHLERS, Sr., age 80, passed away at his residence on October 31, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. John was born on March 4, 1934 in Mineola, NY to the late John C. and Adalaide (Stines) Ehlers. John was an avid bowler. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 49 years, Patricia Ehlers; son John H. Ehlers, Jr; daughters Dawn Marie Watts, all of Inverness and Christine and her husband Steve Grabow, Long Island, NY three grandchildren, Summer Watts and Stephanie and Lynn Grabow. He is also survived by his brother Benjamin and sisters Lottie, Adaline, Anna, Ethel and Cathy. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Anneliese Eppenbach, 87, Hernando, FL
Anneliese M. Eppenbach, age 87, died November 14, 2014 at Nature Coast Lodge in Lecanto. Anneliese was born in Germany on August 8, 1927 to the late Eugen and Frieda (Pfitzeumeur) Durr. She came to this area in 1984 from Port Jervis, NY. Left to cherish her memory is her husband Karl Eppenbach, son Kurt Eppenbach; two grandchildren and sisters Hildegard and Lottie. She was preceded in death by a son Horst Karl Eppenbach. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Robert A Fecteau, 71, Inverness, FL
ROBERT ALEXANDER FECTEAU, age 71, Inverness, died November 29, 2014. Robert was born on November 14, 1943 in Waterbury, CT to the late Alexander and Elsie Marie Fecteau. He served our country in the United States Navy. Robert was employed as a chef. Survivors include his son, Alex William Fecteau and his friend and landlord, Jeanette Draughon. Private burial arrangements at Florida National Cemetery are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Andrew J Ficarelle, 72, Staten Island, NY
Andrew J. Ficarelle, 72, Staten Island, NY and Citrus County, FL died Nov 11, 2014. Born in Brooklyn, NY., he retired from the New York Transit Authority as an electrician. He was of the Catholic Faith and served our country in the Army Reserve. Survivors include his brother and sister, Leonard Ficarelle and wife Valerie of Massapequa Park, NY and Catherine Lanza of Floral City; a nephew and niece, Christopher and Laura. Graveside committal with Military Honors conducted Monday, Nov 17th at 11:00 AM from Fountains Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel with American Legion Post 155 in charge. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is serving the family.


L. C Fleenor, 77, Homosassa, FL
L. C. Fleenor, 77, of Homosassa, FL, passed away peacefully while embraced by his wife and son on Friday, October 3, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL. He was born in Lee County, VA to Elcannor and Oda Fleenor but lived most of his life in Mt. Airy, NC. He and his wife Jeanelle moved to Homosassa, FL in 2005.             L. C. was a passionate man that prided himself in his dedication to work and taking care of his family. He was extremely detail-oriented with the many jobs he held in his lifetime.  Recently, he was employed by WalMart where he was liked by so many who encountered him. He always greeted everyone with a smile and loved talking with all people; he never met a stranger. L. C. is survived by his wife Jeanelle of 52 years; his son Greg and his partner Randall; his brothers Carl, Kenneth, and Donnie; and many loving nieces and nephews that looked upon him as a father in their lives.             The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 2:00 until 3:00 with a brief memorial service following at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, 3075 S. Florida Avenue, Inverness, FL.            


Roy W Fluegel, 93, Hernando, FL
Please send the obituary plaque to: Jean Fluegel 608 E. Ireland Court Hernando, FL 34442 ROY WILBERT FLUEGEL, age 93, Hernando, died November 6, 2014 with his beloved wife at his bedside at his residence. Roy was born on September 11, 1921 in Perry County, MO to the late Arthur F. and Dorothea (Thomas) Fluegel. He served our country as a United States Navy pilot with 22 years of service, retiring as a Lieutenant Commander. Roy then was employed by United Services Life as a sales representative. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 70 years, Jean Fluegel; his son Terry J. and his wife Lori Fluegel, Festus, MO; daughter-in-law June Fluegel, Inverness; 4 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his sons Gary A. Fluegel and R. Keith Fluegel, his sister Lilly Fluegel, one grandchild and one great-grandchild. Graveside committal with military honors will take place on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 2:30 PM at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Friends may join the funeral procession at 1:15 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family requests all expressions of sympathy take place in the form of donations to Alzheimer\'s Family Organization, PO Box 1939, New Port Richey, FL 34656.


Jared C Foley, 21, Inverness, Fl.
Jared C. Foley, 21, of Inverness, Florida passed away November 30, 2014. He was born on February 10, 1993 in Tampa, Florida to David Foley and Dianne Boda. Jared was a thrift store team leader, and arrived in this area in 2011, coming from New Port Richey, Florida. He was a strong beleiver in organ donation, and enjoyed attending hockey games, playing golf, and was an accomplished pianist. Survivors include his parents David and Dianne Foley, step-mother Regina Foley; significant other Denise Velez; brothers Jeremy and Jordan Foley; step-brother Gregory Mast; and stepsisters Ashley, Alyssa, and Arica Mast: Maternal grandparents, Ron & Beverly Boda; Paternal grandmother, Becky Foley; A Gathering of Family and Friends is scheduled for Sunday from 2:00-4:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. Graveside services will be conducted on Monday, 2:00 P.M. at Curlew Hills Memory Gardens, Palm Harbor, Florida.


Gerald F Fournier, 90, Hernando, FL
Gerald F. Fournier, 90, of Hernando, Florida passed away November 10, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness, Florida. He was born on June 8, 1924 in Wilder, VT to the late Frank F. and Cordelia Amy (Dutile) Fournier. Gerald was a hairstylist, a veteran of both the U.S. Army, and the U.S. Coast Guard, and a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Inverness. He enjoyed ice skating, watching birds, waterskiing, cooking, and the outdoors. He was preceded in death by a brother Norman Fournier, and a sister Loretta Fisher. Survivors include his loving wife of 29 years, Ann Fournier. Other survivors include sons Gerald F. (P. Kathleen) Fournier, Jr. of Upper Township, NJ, Frank J. (Stephen Elkins) of Pleasanton, CA, and Glen A. (Ann) Fournier of Milford, MA; daughters Jean M. (Ernest) Fitzpatrick of Three Lakes, WI; brothers Gordon and Harold Fournier; and 5 grandchildren. Services in Florida were held on Wednesday, November 12, 10:00 A.M. at First Assembly of God Church. Urn placement with honor guard services held Tuesday, November 18, 2:30 P.M. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness is in charge of arrangements.


Armand R Fredette, 88, Hernando, FL
ARMAND R. FREDETTE, age 88, died October 13, 2014 surrounded by his family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Armand was born on May 17, 1926 in New Bedford, MA to the late Edward and Eva (Pimpare) Fredette. He served our country in the United States Navy and then the Army during WWII, the Korean conflict and Vietnam, retiring with a rank of Master Sergeant. He was an avid golfer; loved to travel and root for the Boston Red Sox and Celtics. In earlier years, he wrote sports pages for his local newspaper and was the radio announcer for local high school sports. He was especially a fan of baseball. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 20 years, Helen Fredette; sons Edward Armand Fredette, Ocala and Armand \"Buddy\" Fredette and his wife Patricia, Fredericksburg, VA; his daughter Jeanine Barbara Fredette, Lorton, VA; 4 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Survivors also include Helen\'s family, step-children Paula Pritt, Inverness, Barbara Crook, Floral City, Steven Paul Epperly, Henderson, NC, Connie Sue Harper, Jumping Branch, WV, 9 step-grandchildren, 16 step great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jeanne Marie Fredette. A Funeral Service of Remembrance and tribute to Armand\'s life will be held on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Trinity Baptist Church. The family will receive friends in visitation at the church from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Burial will follow with military honors at Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home.


Fred L Gilbert, 80, Inverness, FL
FRED GILBERT, age 80, died September 22, 2014 under the supportive care of Hospice of Citrus County and his family. Fred was born on September 7, 1934 in Detroit, MI to the late Fred L. and Lenora (Roby) Gilbert. He served our country in the United States Army. Fred was employed as a forklift operator. An avid Tigers and Red Wings fan, he enjoyed watching his favorite teams and also enjoyed golfing. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 55 years, Dorothy Gilbert; son Michael and his wife Beth Gilbert; his brothers James and wife Judy Gilbert and Gordon Gilbert, all of Lincoln Park, MI; sisters Donna Gilbert, Wyandotte, MI and Patricia and her husband David Golden, Taylor, MI; his beloved granddaughter Jennifer; brothers-in-law Jack and John Virden and sister-in-law Jean Weissmuller. He was preceded in death by a sister Barbara and brother-in-law Carl Virden. A graveside committal service will be held on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell with military honors rendered by VFW Post #7122 of Floral City. Friends are invited to join the procession to the cemetery at 9:15 AM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Michael J Gillespie, 49, Floral City, FL
Michael James Gillespie, 49, of Floral City, FL passed away October 13, 2014 at Kindred Hospital in Ocala, FL. He was born on June 23, 1965 in Cleveland, OH, and arrived in this area in 2011. Michael was a server in the restaurant business, and a Catholic by faith. He enjoyed boating, fishing, hunting, and the outdoors. He was preceded in death by his father Richard M. Gillespie. Survivors include his mother Patricia Gillespie of Floral City; brothers Matthew, William, Kenneth, Timothy, and James Gillespie; and sister Dawn Gillespie. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Kenneth P Godin, 70, Hernando, FL
Kenneth Peter Godin, LTC, USA, RET., age 70, of Hernando, Florida passed away November 1, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness, Florida. He was born on in Berkeley, CA on November 9, 1943 to the late Henry and Bettie Godin. Kenneth served his country honorably and with distinction in the U.S. Army, serving in various places throughout the world, including Italy. He was the recipient of numerous citations and awards throughout his military career. Some of these include: The Vietnam Service Medal with 4 bronze stars, Republic of Viet Nam Gallantry Cross Citation with Palm, Legion of Merit, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, and the Navy Presidential Unit Citation. Ken was a long time resident in this area, coming from Georgia. He was a Baptist by faith, and enjoyed golfing, reading history books, and loved his cat \"Ike\". He is survived by his loving wife of 14 years, Gloria Godin. Other survivors include his children, Gretchen D\'Andrea and her husband David Worden of Woodstock, CT, Stephen D\'Andrea of Inverness, Ralph D\'Andrea and his wife Maureen of Australia, and Jennifer Doat and her husband Michel of Belgium; 3 grandchildren. LTC Godin will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, is in charge of arrangements.


William J Gunn, 55, Crystal River, FL
WILLIAM JAMES GUNN, age 55, went to be with his Lord on September 26, 2014. William was born September 12, 1959 in Jacksonville, FL to the late Artis Gunn, Sr. and Geneva (Moore) Gunn Savage. He served our country in the United States Army. William was a gifted music writer and composer, playing the guitar and performing in the Brevard Theater and the performing arts community. He dearly loved the Lord and his ministry was performing for the residents of many local nursing homes. He worked at the Washington Square Convelesant Home in Titusville, FL and the Key Training Center in Lecanto. He was dearly loved by his family and friends and will be deeply missed by all whose lives he touched. Left to cherish his memory is his soul mate Shirley Bohn, brother Artis Gunn, Jr. (Cheri), Titusville, FL; sisters Janice (David) Warren, Crystal River, FL and Elizabeth (Calvin) Canada, Mims, FL; stepmother JoAnn Gunn; and stepsiblings Roland Benoit, Lee B. Johnson, Annette (Alan) Scott-Watson, Lynne Mularkey, Lori-Jean Nenson, his aunt Clematis Clark, and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. A celebration of William\'s life will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 2:30 PM, at the Way of Life Baptist Church, 1571 N. Singleton Ave., Titusville, FL 32796. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Evelyn T Gutchman, 76, Citrus Springs, FL
EVELYN T. GUTCHMAN, age 76, Citrus Springs, died November 17, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County and the Nature Coast. Evelyn was born on April 10, 1938 in Chicago, IL to the late Frank and Marya Lazarz. She worked as a billing clerk for an insurance company and also enjoyed working in real estate. Evelyn is survived by her husband of 25 years, Kenneth Gutchman; sons Keith (Janet) Bielech, Melrose Park, IL, Kem Bielich, Plainfield, IL; daughters Kary Rivera and Korine Poczatko, both of Inverness; a brother Robert Lazarz and sister Joan Bystreky. Services will be under the care of Rago Brothers Funeral Home in Chicago and interment will follow at Saint Adalbert Cemetery in Niles, IL. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Cemetery is in charge of local arrangements.


Emma Gutierrez, 90, Beverly Hills, FL
Emma Gutierrez, age 90, Beverly Hills, died October 21, 2014 at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala. Emma was born in Havanna, Cuba on December 5, 1923 to the late Francisco and Carmen (Estevec) Navarro. She worked in a dental laboratory in Cuba as a bookkeeper. In 1993, she received her GED degree and also became a naturalized citizen; both goals she was very proud of. She was a free spirit and independent person who loved to travel, draw and read. She loved Her Lord. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter and son-in-law Laura Ulloa and Robert Martin, Beverly Hills, grandchildren Michelle, Joshua, Shane, Danyelle and Seth and great-grandchildren Isaac, Genesis, R.J. Isabella, Abigail and Daysia. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Aidan R Hallford, 1, Inverness, FL
Aidan Ray Hallford, infant son of Cheryl Lynn Doty and Justin Robert Hallford, died November 20, 2014. Aidan was born on June 13, 2014 at Winnie Palmer Hospital in Orlando, a premature baby weighing just 3 lbs. 4 ozs at 33 weeks. Aidan is survived by his parents, a brother Gabriel Thomas Doty and sisters Madison Jeffers and Abigail Florence Hallford; grandparents Thomas F. and Mary E. Doty and Bobby Ray and Debbie Hallford. A tribute to Aidan\\\\\\\'s beautiful, short life will be held on Friday, November 28, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Earl Hammond, 87, Floral City, FL
Earl J. Hammond, age 87, died October 15, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Earl was born on March 23, 1927 in Akron, OH to the late Earl G. Hammond, Sr. and Peggy (Wirtshester) Hammond. He served our country in the United States Navy. Earl was employed in sales and management in the automobile dealership business. He was a member of Free and Accepted Masons Lodge #30 in Bushnell. Earl was very active in the community, volunteering at Citrus Memorial Hospital. He was a member of the Honor Flight in May, 2014 to Washington, D.C. and thoroughly enjoyed his trip. He was known for his excellent woodcarvings from cypress knees, including birdhouses, ducks and fish which he sold at the Inverness Flea Market and also his many carvings of faces into trees in the Inverness and Bushnell area. He enjoyed watching Judge Judy, all of the John Wayne movies as well as Matt Dillon and Gunsmoke. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 41 years, Happy Hammond; his sons Wayne Hammond, Wilmington, DE; Charles Settle and his wife Dale, Front Royal, VA; his daughter Cheryl Tucker and her husband Carl Pragg, Inverness; sister Dorothea Werkowitz, Syracuse, NY; six grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Earl Hammond, Jr. and a sister Betty Arrigo. A celebration of life and tribute to Earl will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, with Masonic and military honors rendered. The family will greet friends in visitation from 2:00 PM until the time of service.


Bernard F Harney, Jr., 72, Lecanto, FL
BERNARD FRANCIS HARNEY, Jr., passed away September 23, 2014 in the care of his loving family and Hospice of Citrus County. He was born on January 3, 1942 to the late Bernard F. Harney and Grace Lillis Harney in Manhattan, NY. Bernie served in the United States Air Force from 1959-1963. He was stationed at Murphy\\\\\\\'s Dome, Alaska and Plattsburgh, NY. Bernie graduated from Pace University receiving a Bachelors in accounting. He was payroll manager for the March of Dimes. He was married to his loving wife, Nancy, for 44 years. Upon retiring together to FL, he enjoyed golfing, woodworking, bowling, playing cards and being with his friends. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus #6168. Mostly Bernie enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Nancy; his son, Bernard F. Harney, III and wife Marilyn, Albany, NY; daughters Elizabeth Ann Skoglund and husband Peter, Land-O\\\\\\\'-Lakes, FL, Kerri Marie DeRuyter and husband Matthew, Charlotte, NC; and his four grandchildren Alex and Liam DeRuyter and Lillibeth and Genevieve Skoglund. He is also survived by brothers John Harney of Carmel, NY, Kevin Harney of San Sebastian, FL, Raymond Harney of Mahopac, NY and a sister Regina Jedlicka of Mahopac, NY and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Gerard Harney. Bernie was Catholic and attended Our Lady of Grace Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 9:00 AM at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills. The family will receive friends in visitation on Friday September 26, 2014 from 4-6 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow at a later date at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family requests that all expressions of sympathy take the place in donations to Hospice of Citrus County and Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Catherine D Harris, 92, Brooksville, FL
CATHERINE D. HARRIS, age 92, Brooksville, died September 20, 2014 under the care of HPH Hospice. A native of Bangall, NY, she was born on October 29, 1921 to the late Arthur and Caroline (Karn) Ostrander. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she enjoyed being a homemaker and gardening. Left to cherish her memory is her son and daughter-in-law Glenn and Linda Harris, Brooksville, FL; sister-in-law Jeannette Ostrander, Dover Plains, NY; grandchildren Glenn, Moira, George and Helen, a niece Helen Sturgess and other extended family members. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Harris. A celebration and tribute to Catherine\'s life will be held on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Calvary Chapel in Inverness, FL. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Opal O Heckert, 88, Homosassa, FL
Opal O. Heckert, 88, Homosassa, died Oct 24, 2014 at her residence. Mrs Heckert was born on Dec 4, 1925 in Anna, IL to the late Martin and Sarah (Wrinkles) Spears and moved to this area in 1990 from Tampa, FL. She was an educator in the Christian School system and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Homosassa. Survivors include her three children, Chester Roberts and wife, Janice of Shawnee, KS; Mary Rader of Ft Myers, FL and Linda Rader of Bartow, FL; 8 grandchildren, 15 grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, William Heckert. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted Wednesday, Oct 29th at 3:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Daniel Wagner of the First Christian Church of Homosassa officiating. Cremation arrangements will follow.


Stephen R Heneghan, 58, Istachatta, FL
Stephen Richard Heneghan, 58, Istachatta, FL died at home Dec 17, 2014. A native of Elizabeth, NJ., he was born on July 14, 1956. Stephen was very active in the Church of Christ and served as their minister. He is survived by his wife, Angel Heneghan; a son, Brett and wife, Cortney of Brooksville; two daughters, Danielle Stevenson and Kelly Anne Heneghan, both of Brooksville; three brothers, Pat, Tom, and Frank; two sisters, Liz DeLucia and Katherine DeLorenzo; four grandchildren, Seth, Payton, Claire, and Levi. The family will conduct private services at their residence Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Manfred A Hersacher, 77, Lecanto, FL
MANFRED AUGUST HERSACHER, age 77, died September 26, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Manfred was born on June 14, 1937 in Munich, Germany to the late Gus A. and Helen Hersacher. He was employed as a tool and die maker for General Motors. He loved creative tinkering and inventing, making things out of parts. A member of the German-American Club, he was proud of his German heritage and loved his beer. He was a member of the UAW. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters Kim Smith (Mark Edwards) of Roscommon, MI and Teresa Scott (Jeff Roulo) of Clare, MI; grandchildren Danielle (John), Charles (Alishia), Bradley (Carolann), Kristy (Steve) and Amanda Smith, Jakob and Jazmine Edwards, Heather and Emily Scott and Jessica, Blaze and Austin Medaris as well as 20 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his best buddy, his Husky dog Sammy. He was preceded in death by his wife Genevieve Lee (Huntley) Hersacher after 34 years of marriage and his son, Charles Rex Medaris. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Beverly F HIll, 0, Hernando,
Beverly Florence Hill, 80, of Hernando, Florida passed away December 3, 2014 at Nature Coast Lodge in Lecanto, Florida. She was born on January 20, 1934 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Albert and Doris (Clarke) Cornfield. Beverly was an officer in the banking industry, and arrived in this area in 1980, coming from St. Petersburg, Florida. She enjoyed camping, reading, and snorkeling, and attended Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald James Hill. Survivors include her sons David (Trine) Hill of Sweden, and Paul (Jill) Hill of St. Petersburg, FL; sister Jane Dawe of Vero Beach, FL; and 4 grandchildren. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Robert L Hines, 88, Hernando, FL
Robert L. Hines, 88, Hernando, FL passed away October 20, 2014 at Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness, FL He was born in Muncie, IN on November 19, 1925 to the late Edward L. and Anna M. (Taylor) Hines. Robert was a U.S. Navy veteran, and Head Receiving Clerk for Woolco Departmaent Stores. He arrived in this area in 1981 coming from Pinellas Park, FL. He is survived by his niece Lillian Thomas of Awendaw, S.C. A Military honor guard service is scheduled for Tuesday, October 28, 2:30 P.M. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, is in charge of arrangements.


Adelaide E Hoffman, 92, Crystal River, FL
ADELAIDE E. HOFFMAN, age 92, Crystal River, died October 18, 2014 under the loving care of her grandchildren and the staff of Cypress Cove Care Center. Adelaide was born on January 24, 1922 in Hartford, CT to the late Edward Earnshaw, Sr. and Evone (Danasse) Earnshaw. She was the food service manager for West High School in Manchester, NH for many years. She enjoyed cooking, traveling and gardening. She loved spending time with her family and truly enjoyed her long life. She will be missed by all who knew her. Left to cherish her memory are grandchildren Kandy O\\\\\\\'Quinn, Beverly Hills, FL and Randy Laroche, Winter Haven, FL; her sisters Doris Allerdice, Merrimack, NH and Rena Brumbley, Albion, MI; five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her children William Derkacz, Jr. and Carol Ann Collett as well as a brother, Edward Earnshaw, Jr. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date in New Hampshire. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Romie L Holstein, 79, Inverness, FL
Romie L. Holstein, Sr., 79 of Inverness, Florida passed away December 7, 2014 at his residence in Inverness. He was born on July 4, 1935 in Gamoca, W. VA to the late Clisie and Sadie (Carson) Holstein. Romie was a salesman in the insurance and real estate businesses, and a U.S. Army veteran. He arrived in this area in 1986, coming from W.VA. Romie played football and basketball at Nicholas County High School in Summerville, W.VA and attended Fairmont State College on a football scholarship prior to his military service. He enjoyed bike riding, golfing, and liked all types of sports. He is now back with the love of his life, Alberta Holstein, who preceded him death in 2013. He was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Jerry Holstein and Infant boy Holstein and one sister, Donna Joyce Holstein. Survivors include is children Romie Lee Holstein, Charles L.(Sheryl) Holstein of Lecanto, FL, Clifford (Angela) Holstein of Eustis, FL, and Laureen (Brian) Holstein Greenberg of Boynton Beach, FL; brothers Larry (Christine) Holstein of Swiss, W.VA, Gary (Millie) Holsten of Charleston, W.VA; sisters Billie (Danny) Webb of Roanoke, VA, and Carol Holstein of Fayetteville, W. VA; grandchildren Bambi, Jordan, Addison, Sidney, Justen, Hannah, Steven and Danielle; and great-grandchildren Leah, Bryant, Gavin and Riley. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Bettie L Jackson, 83, Floral City, FL
BETTIE L. JACKSON, age 83, Floral City & Crystal River, FL, died November 28, 2014 surrounded by her family in Crystal River, and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Bettie was born on January 19, 1931 in Campbellsburg, IN to the late Nathan and Mabel (Colglazier) Brown and relocated to Florida in 1978 from Muncie, IN. With her late husband Glenn she owned and operated four mobile home parks in Indiana and Florida since 1967. In 1986 they moved to Floral City to help her daughter and son in law run Moonrise Resort. Bettie moved 20 times in 20 years along with her husband and family working road construction for her husband’s family business, Ralph Myers Construction Company in Salem Indiana. They worked throughout Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky and Pennsylvania building interstates and dams. Bettie was a homemaker for her first 20 years of marriage and then started working when they bought their first mobile home park. Bettie helped run the mobile home parks by doing clerical work, cleaning, painting, and anything that needed to be done. She was not afraid of work. She taught herself how to upholster furniture and was a self-taught bookkeeper and tax preparer for the business. Bettie enjoyed square dancing, traveling and new adventures. Bettie also loved to read, sew and quilt. She made all of her square dance dresses that matched Glenn’s outfits. When she took up quilting, she would sew for 14 hours a day. She made all of the bedspreads for the cabins at Moonrise Resort, and for every member in her family. She loved to fish, eat out and was thrilled to ride with her husband on their three wheel trike motorcycle. They traveled to Alaska and back in their motor home along with their son Steve. She was always a joy to be around, and never met a stranger. She loved to talk and visit with friends and family, often offering her advice on life’s problems. She was always a joy to be around. She had a big heart and was always willing to give. She was the caregiver to her mother in law and her father for six years each. Even as her health declined, she did not want to miss going out to a restaurant to eat, as long as she could get in the car. She was a member of the Smedley Church of Christ in Salem IN. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter and son-in-law, Sue Ellen and Michael Friddle, Crystal River, FL, grandchildren Michael Jackson(wife-Stefanie); Stephanie English (husband-Gilbert); Jessica Rench (husband- Anthony) and daughter-in-laws Linda and Cindy Jackson: Great grandchildren Devon, Dillon and Darian Jackson; Grant, Kelsie, Melinda and Gavin English; Cooper and Myles Rench, all of Muncie IN. Nephew, Jim (wife-Sheila) Salkeld, Orleans, IN, and niece, Trisha Salkeld, Sun Lakes, AZ. In addition to her husband of 61 years, Glenn H. Jackson, she was preceded in death by sons Steven H. Jackson in 2002 and Michael G. Jackson and a grandson, Lance Jackson in 2007. A very special recognition goes out for Bettie’s caregivers for the last nine months to Clarice Neiswonger and Linda Steve. They are both very special people with huge hearts that cared deeply for Bettie. They made Sue Ellen’s life so much easier by helping with Bettie’s care. Private arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. A celebration of life will be held at Moonrise Resort’s Rec Hall on December 6th at noon. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested in her memory to Family Resource Center, 2435 N. Florida Avenue, Hernando, FL 34442


Margaret Jones, 86, Miami, FL
Margaret \"Peggy\" Jones, age 86, formerly of Inverness, now residing in Miami, died December 4, 2014 at her residence. Peggy was born on January 28, 1928 in West Palm Beach, FL to the late John and Barbara (Kline) Huck. Survivors include her sons John Jones, Jr. (Debi), Melbourne, Daniel Jones (Randi) and David Jones (Linda) all of Miami; 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Albert Jones. She is survived by sisters Mary Ezell and Opal Hanley, both of Cairo, GA. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Burial will follow at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will receive friends in visitation from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Please consider donations in Peggy\'s memory to Alzheimer\'s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.


Marian P Jordan, 76, Inverness, FL
Marian P. Jordan, 76, Inverness, went home to the Lord on Dec 11, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness. Mrs Jordan was born on April 14, 1938 in Cayce, South Carolina to the late Charlton and Bertha (Spires) Price and came to Citrus Co. in 1977 from Bradenton, FL. Marian was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, always taking care of the household in order for her family to pursue their interests and careers. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, entertaining, and fishing, always catching the largest fish in her group. Marian was the recipient of a kidney transplant in 2004 and was blessed with many additional years. She is survived by her devoted husband of 58 years, Marvin (Ken) Jordan, Inverness; 2 daughters, Pamela Reneau Line and husband Mark of Spartanburg, SC and Janet Michelle Rashley and husband Jim of Inverness, FL; 2 sisters, Muriel Price Floyd and Louise Price Smith, both of Gilbert, SC; 4 Grandchildren, Alyse Worley and husband, Mitch; Samuel Line, Benjamin Rashley, and Lauryn Rashley. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, Dec. 14th at 2:00 PM from Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Donnie Seagle officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1:00 PM until the hour of service.. Additional services and burial will follow in Columbia, SC under the care of Shives Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Crescent Hill Cemetery. Memorials in Marian\'s memory are being accepted by: UF Kidney Transplant Program, PO Box 100251, Gainesville, FL 32610-0251. Attn: Stephan Moore


Pauline A Kendig, 91, Inverness, FL
PAULINE A. KENDIG, age 91, Inverness, died October 31, 2014 under the care of Suncoast Hospice at Rosewood House ALF in Dunedin. Pauline was born on July 21, 1923 in Clarksfield, OH to the late Lester and Beula (Collins) Coon. Pauline was the church secretary for many years for United Methodist Church in Tarpon Springs. A talented seamstress, she enjoyed sewing clothing, making dolls and doll clothes and decorating her home as well as working with needlepoint and crocheting. Pauline and her husband Harlow traveled all throughout the continental United States and Alaska. They were also avid square dancers. Left to cherish her memory are her sons Harlow E. Kendig, Jr. and his wife Henrietta, Brooksville, FL and Michael A. Kendig, Palm Harbor, FL; her sister Ruth Bauer, Crystal Beach, FL; granddaughters Julie, Jennifer, Kristy and Kate and great grandchildren Kyle, Kevin, Aaron, Hannah, Jackson, Jenna, Charlotte, Maya as well as other extended family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Harlow E. Kendig. A graveside committal service for Harlow and Pauline will be held on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 2:30 PM at Florida National Cemetery with military honors. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Erick E Klaeger, 92, Inverness, FL
Erick Edward Klaeger, 92, Inverness passed away Nov 6, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Erick was born Dec 15, 1921 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Erick and Mary (Quigley) Klaeger. He retired from the J. Holland & Sons Plating Company with 42 years of service as a Production Manager and was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. Erick was the loving husband of the late Irene Klaeger.  The two were happily married for seventy years.  He was predeceased by three daughters Irene, Lois and Gloria.  He is survived by five grandchildren Erick Tarczewski, Lorraine Durst, Jennifer Tarczewski, Raymond Nicosia, and Michael Nicosia and many Great Grandchildren.  He served his country in the US Navy for four years during the Second World War.  Erick was a good man who loved his family and meant what he said.   The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Nov 15th, 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Burial will be in Florida National Cemetery at a later date. Friends will be received at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home Saturday morning from 9:00 AM until the procession leaves for the church at 10:30 A.M.


Otto H Kramer, 64, Inverness, FL
Otto H. Kramer, 64, of Inverness, FL passed away December 5, 2014 at his residence in Inverness. He was born on August 1, 1950 in Staten Island, NY to the late Charles and Margaret (Mahoney) Kramer. Otto serviced his country honorably as a radioman in the U.S. Marine Corps., doing 3 tours in Viet Nam. He enjoyed playing darts, shooting pool, building plastic models, telling jokes, and was a lifetime member of Floral City VFW Post #7122. He was preceded in death by his loving son, Charles Kramer. Survivors include sisters Louise Kramer-Eldred and Maria Canini, his brother, Charles Kramer, Godson Augustine Cardeli and several other nephews and nieces. A graveside service with military honors is scheduled for Friday, December 19, 11:00 A.M. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Carole A Kuhns, 69, Hernando, FL
CAROL ANN KUHNS, age 69, Hernando, died October 13, 2014 at her residence. Carol was born on May 28, 1945 in Queens, NY to the late Howard and Anna Marie (Piluso) Jaeggi. Survivors include her two sons, Keith and his wife Carol Brendel, Albany, GA and Brian Brendel, Hernando, FL; three grandchildren Anthony, Danielle and Dylan. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Gail M Lawrence, 56, Lecanto, FL
GAIL MARIE LAWRENCE, age 56, died December 13 2014 under the care of her loving family and Hospice of Citrus County. Gail was born on May 29, 1958 in Michigan to Lloyd and Delois Lang. She was employed as a groomer in a pet grooming shop. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 40 years, John Lawrence; her mother Delois Lang-Dick, Beverly Hills, FL; her son John Lawrence, Jr. and his wife Stephanie and her daughter Ann McCully, all of Lecanto; a brother Allen Lang, CA and sister Janice Youd, MI; grandchildren Kirstin Lawrence and Ian McCully. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Donald A Loger, 86, Inverness , FL
Donald A. Loger, 86, of Inverness, Florida passed away December 1, 2014 at HPH Hospice in Lecanto, Florida. He was born on January 30, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois to the late George and Mary (Kinneally) Loger and arrived in this area in 1989 coming from Largo, Florida; previously from Walden, NY. Donald was a retired Homicide Detective for the New York City Police Dept., and a veteran of the U.S. Merchant Marines, U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Navy as Boatswain Mate serving with Adm. Pride. He served his country honorably during WWII and the Korean Conflict. Donald was a lifetime member of the U.S.S. Leyte (CV-32) Association and plank owner, the U.S. Seagoing Marine Association, and NARLEO. His other memberships include the American Merchant Marine Veterans, Ocala Chapter, The American Legion Post #155, Crystal River, FL, and the Citrus County 10-13 Club. Donald was preceded in death by his first wife, Gloria Loger in 2004, and a daughter, Deborah McQuillin in 1997. Survivors include his loving wife of 26 years, Karen Loger of Inverness. Other survivors include daughter Lynn (Charlie) Whitehouse of Wallkill NY; son Peter Loger of Cornwall, NY; step-daughter Jacqueline (Mike) Andriuolo of Citrus Springs, FL; granddaughter Amanda Whitehouse; grandsons Charles Whitehouse and Michael McQuillin; and 2 step-grandsons, Michael and Jonathon Andriuolo. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service is scheduled for Monday, 3:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, with the family receiving friends at the funeral HOme one hour prior. Interment will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness. The family has requested donations in Donald\'s name be made to: HPH Foundation, 2939 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Lecanto, FL 34461.


James A Lynch, 65, Beverly Hills, FL
James A. Lynch, 65, of Beverly Hills, Florida passed away November 15, 2014 at his residence in Beverly Hills. He was born on September 21, 1949 in Jersey City, New Jersey, and was a U.S. Army veteran, retiring with the rank of Sgt. First Class. James arrived in this area in 1997, coming from South Haven, MS, and was a Catholic by faith. He was a life time member of VFW Post 10087, Beverly Hills, and enjoyed playing slots at the casino, and bowling. He was preceded in death by his mother, Joan Lynch. Survivors include his loving wife of 43 years, Kathleen Lynch. Other survivors include son James C. (Valerie) Lynch of South Haven, MS; father James C. (Judith) Lynch; brother George A. Lynch; sisters Joan Haldenwang, Sharon Saranovic, and Colleen Ott; 2 grandchildren, James T. and Maria. A Gathering of Family and Friends is scheduled for Wednesday, 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M., followed by Honor Guard Services at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Gloria S MacPhee, 80, Lecanto, FL
Gloria S. Vickery MacPhee, age 80, died October 28, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Gloria was born on February 17, 1934 in Cleveland, OH to the late Arthur and Freida (Bonnard) Steudel. She was a homemaker who enjoyed painting with oils and acrylics. She also enjoyed sailing and participating in racing sailing with her husband. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter Kristin Vickery of Hernando; sister-in-law Joan Steudel, as well as many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her husband James MacPhee, her son Thomas Vickery and her brother Richard Steudel. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Terry L Marks, 63, Floral City, FL
Terry Lee Marks, age 63, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on November 23, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. Terry was born on January 6, 1951 in Parkersburg, WV to the late Howard Vernon and Anna Jean (Clark) Marks. He was an independent contractor and engineer in the welding trade. Terry loved his Lord and while traveling the world he shared the Gospel of Jesus Christ. A friend of Terry\'s was treated like family from day one. His unconditional love and his huge heart will be missed throughout our family and his industry. His intelligence was second to none and was clearly a blessing from God and his abundant knowledge. Terry\'s agape love for his wife was indescribable and will be truly missed. Terry was an amazing husband, father and grandfather. Terry has won the race. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 23 years, Judy Marks; sons Joe (Ashley) Marks, Haskell, TX, Terry Marks, CT, Jeff (Sarah) Marks, PA; daughter Melanie (Greg) Voss, PA; brothers Lloyd Marks and Tom (Hung) Marks, all of Venice, FL and sister Debra Bearfoot, Sarasota, FL. He is also survived by 8 beautiful grandchildren. A Funeral Service and Tribute to Terry\'s life will be held on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 3:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family invites friends to join them in visitation from 1:00 PM until the hour of service.


Barbara E Martin, 78, Crystal River, FL
Barbara E. Martin, 78, of Crystal River, FL, died Sunday, November 16, 2014 with her children at her side at the Citrus County Hospice House. Barbara was born March 23, 1936 in Washington PA to the late Louis C. and Thelma P. (Robinson) Elliott. She grew up in Washington and graduated Washington Jr.-Sr. High. Barbara was an operator for Bell Telephone. On April 21, 1956, she married Charles (Wally) Martin, who preceded her in death. Barbara moved from Washington in 1980 with Wally and their youngest daughter to travel the United States for his work, living in ten places until retiring to Crystal River in 2001 to be closer to their family. Barbara enjoyed dancing with the love of her life, bowling, traveling and spending time with her family and many friends. Survivors include her children, son Jay Martin of Davie, FL; daughters Jodi (Randy) Schmidt of Floral City, Kristin (Kevin) Morton of Crystal River, FL; grandchildren Coby, Devon, Melissa, Jason, Sarah, Randi, Amber, Trenten and Tyler; eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her special sister-in-law Virginia (Jigs) Taylor of Washington, PA. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Duane K Martin, 59, Inverness, FL
Duane Kenneth Martin, 59, of Inverness, Florida passed away September 20, 2014 at his residence in Inverness. He was born on September 20, 1955 in Johnstown, PA and was a barber, and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp. Survivors include siblings Dennis and Louis Martin, and Joyce Read. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Alice Martinez, 89, Inverness, FL
ALICE MARTINEZ, age 89, of Inverness, died November 19, 2014 under the care of the staff of New Horizons, her loving family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. A native Floridian, Alice was born in Tampa on January 3, 1925 to the late Enrique and Amelia Mendoza. She worked in the past as a medical office assistant and pharmacy assistant. She enjoyed being with her family and playing dominoes and cards and loved to laugh. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters Gloria McElveen of Clearwater and Pam and her husband Jeff Webb of Inverness, her 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband Servando Martinez and daughter Dora Marie LaRue. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date. The family requests memorial donations to be made to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Ronald J Matsko, 73, Inverness, FL
RONALD J. MATSKO, age 73, Inverness, died September 26, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Ronald was born on May 6, 1941 in Flint, MI to the late Joseph and Mary (Gimbel) Matsko. He was employed by General Motors as a pinstriper and in the maintenance division. Ronald loved being on the water, boating and fishing. He enjoyed working on old cars. He was a member of the IRRU, Moose Lodge 2112 of Inverness, Weeki Wachee Eagles and American Legion Post of Oscoda, MI. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 33 years, Linda Matsko, his son Ronald P. Matsko, Port Huron, MI and daughter Sherry, also of MI, stepdaughters Yvette Johnson (husband Bill) of Inverness and Suzette Duncan (husband Greg), Lawrenceburg, TN, grandchildren Ronald P. Matsko, Jr., Rebecka Bledsoe, Christopher Dayton, Daniel Dayton, Anthony Dayton, Donnelly VanSickle,. Christian \"Scotty\" VanSickle and 6 great-grandchildren. A celebration and tribute service to Ronald\'s life will be announced at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Tyler H Matthews, 28, Homosassa, FL
TYLER HARRISON MATTHEWS, age 28, Homosassa, died October 4, 2014. Tyler was born on August 8, 1986 in Atlanta, GA to Randy Matthews and Angela Gail (Stewart) Tappe. He was very pro-military, enjoyed kayaking and being in the outdoors. He was especially fond of his dogs Oscar, Karma, Georgia and his cats Ellsee and Elliott. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 6 years, Randee Gayle Wilson; his father Randy Matthews and his wife Elaine, Atlanta, GA; sister Heidi Ewing and her husband Kenneth, and their children Arabella and Kenneth, Jr. of TX; brother-in-law Ryan Wilson, Homosassa, sister-in-law Tracee Wilson and her husband William Adams, Fayetteville, NC. He was preceded in death by his Mother Angela. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Maureen A McCoy, 76, Inverness, FL
Maureen Alice McCoy, 76, Inverness passed away Nov 11, 2014 at the Hospice of Citrus County Unit in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Maureen was born April 27, 1938 in Astoria, NY to the late Gerard and Alice (Ford) McCoy and moved to this area in 1996. She retired from the Amalagated Insurance Company in New York as an Auditor with 30 years of service. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. She was a graduate of Cornell University with a degree in Business Management; a member of Inverness Elks Lodge, Inverness Does Drove, and the VFW Auxillary. Maureen leaves to mourn her loss two sisters, Patricia and Kathleen McCoy, both of St. Petersburg; brother in law, Dan Schromm, St. Petersburg; a brother, Edward Franzone, Tarpon Springs; 10 Nieces and Nephews and many Great Nieces & Nephews, and many close and devoted personal friends and many God Children. Additionally, “Aunt Mo” will be missed by the twins, Brock and Blair. She was preceded in death by her brother, Gerard J. McCoy, Jr. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Nov 15th at 1:00 PM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Interment will be at a later date in Oak Ridge Cemetery. There will be no funeral home calling hours. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, donations to your favorite charity in Maureen\'s memory.


George C McGuigan, 77, Hernando, Fl
GEORGE C. McGUIGAN Jr. , 77, of Hernando, Florida passed away peacefully in his home on October 22, 2014. George was born in Washington, DC on February 9, 1937 to Louise and Chester McGuigan. He attended St. Theresa\'s, Arch Bishop Neal, Lackey High School with further education at The Catholic University. A dedicated family man, George C. MgGuigan Jr. married Susan C. Williams in 1987 and together they familied 5 adult children for 27 years. They are Mary Kaye Haynes, George C. McGuigan III, Donna Marie McGuigan, Douglas Allen McGuigan and Connie Louise Jacobs. George was a very respected Supervisor for Giant Food Stores for 37 years. He also owned 2 Grocery Stores and The Cellar Restaurant in Alexandria, Virginia. Golf was his hobby, he was very proud of his hole in one shot. You could often find George on his golf cart, driving his dog Callie, all around Citrus Hills. Basketball was a favorite sport of George\'s. In 1958, he was the head Basketball Coach for Arch Bishop Neal. George was also a proud member of St. Mary\'s Star of The Sea and St. Scholastica Parishes, Knight of Columbus 3rd Degree St. Scholastica Chaper, member Nocturnal Adoration Society, President Gyro Club of Sarasota, Florida and Lt. Governor of Gyro International. George is survived by his wife Susan, 5 children, Mary Kaye, George, Donna, Doug and Connie; Sons-in-law Bill Haynes and Kevin Jacobs, Daughter-in-law Martha Longworth McGuigan; 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; Sister Barbara McGuigan Carrier and was predeceased by Mother to his children, Peggy Faye Rickett, Son Michael Thomas McGuigan, Brother William Thomas McGuigan, Mother and Father Elizabeth Louise Bailey and George Chester McGuigan, Sr. But, foremost, he was dedicated to his faith, wife and family. Mass will be held at St. Mary\'s Star of The Sea, 30 Mattingly Ave., Indian Head, MD 20640, Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 10:00 AM. Memorial donations may be made in George\'s name to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with local arrangements.


Catherine I McMullin, 65, Inverness, FL
CATHERINE I McMULLIN, age 65, Inverness, died October 11, 2014 surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Catherine was born on March 9, 1949 in Salem, MO to the late Delbert and Ada (Pyatt) Mowery. She was employed by Citrus Memorial Hospital in the housekeeping department. Catherine loved working in her yard with her flowers and gardening and also enjoyed fishing. Left to cherish her memory are four sons, Ralph McMullin, Puerto Rico, Walter McMullin, Salem, MO, Royal McMullin, El Paso, TX and Patrick McMullin, Springfield, MO; her devoted sister and brother-in-law Cleo and Dorman Sturdivant of Inverness and three grandchildren, Seth, Rachel and Ashley. Services will be in the care of Wilson Mortuary with burial in Stonehill Cemetery in Salem, MO. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with local arrangements.


Jacqueline Moloney, 86, Inverness, FL
Jacqueline (Jackie) Herring Moloney passed away on November 26, 2014 at 86 years of age. Jackie was born on December 6, 1927 to Wallace and Frances (Patterson) Herring in Macon, GA. She married Edward M. Moloney and he preceded her in death after 55 years of marriage. Jackie worked in her early adulthood for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in Miami where they lived until Ed retired from Eastern Airlines. She was a houswife before and after moving from Miami to Inverness. Jackie volunteered at Citrus Memorial Hospital for several years. Jackie was of the Catholic faith and was a parishioner at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. She was a genuinely sweet, loving person and will be deeply missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her daughter Sharon Lynch (Dennis) of Columbia, MO; grandson Rob Lynch (Rebecca) and two great-grandchildren, Annabelle and Andrew of Olathe, Kansas; her Uncle Luther Patterson and his son Roger Patterson. The family wishes to express heartfelt thanks to Alton Stevens, her very special friend of the past several years for his care and kindness. A celebration of life and tribute to Jackie\'s life will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 3:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory with Hospice Chaplain Charles Johnson officiating.


Margaret M Morrison, 66, Floral City, FL
MARGARET M. \"MAY\" MORRISON, age 66, Floral City, died November 13, 2014 under the loving care of her family and HPH Hospice. Margaret was born on November 23, 1947 in Abington, PA to the late Edwin and Margaret (Cunningham) Fitch. Margaret was a dedicated art teacher for children with special needs and member of Calvary Chapel in Inverness. She enjoyed shopping at flea markets and thrift stores, going to Disney World, watching Sci-Fi movies, but most of all, spending time with her family. Left to cherish her memory is her son Richard and his wife Margaret Morrison, Albrightsville, PA, her daughter, Margaret \"Adelle\" and her husband Jerry Boswell, Floral City; her sister, Lois Leach, Fairless Hills, PA; 2 brothers, Albert and his wife Patricia Fitch, Penndel, PA and David Fitch, Daytona Beach, FL; 2 grandchildren, Jerry D. (Shannon) Boswell, II and Jessica A. Boswell; 3 Step Grandchildren, Gina Plumber, Joseph Plumber, and Jennifer Plumber; 3 Great Grandchildren, Jerry D. Boswell, III, Thomas W. Boswell and Savanna S. Boswell; 3 Step Great Grandchildren, Megan, Jared, and Kaitlyn, and her beloved Pomeranian, \"Sissy\". The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Bernice E Muggleton, 91, Inverness, FL
Bernice E. Muggleton, 91, Inverness, FL passed away October 18, 2014 at Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness. She was born on December 23, 1922 in Niagra Falls, NY to the late Kazimierz and Tekla (Babiarsz) Wojtowicz. Bernice was a school bus driver, and arrived in this area in 1994, coming from Ormond Beach, FL. She was Catholic by faith, and enjoyed shopping, crocheting, garage sales, flea markets, golfing, walking on the beach and shelling. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 69 years, James R. Muggleton. Other survivors include her children Daniel Muggleton of Springfield, MA, Kenneth (Nancy) Muggleton of Apollo Beach, FL, Donna (Wayne) Sawyer of Macedon, NY, Jack Muggleton of Inverness, and Mark Muggleton of Boulder, CO; brother Edward Wojtowicz; sister Stella Maj; 5 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren. A graveside memorial service is scheduled for Monday, October 27, 2:30 PM at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, is in charge of the arrangements.


Jack E Muggleton, 62, Inverness, FL
JACK E. MUGGLETON, age 62, Inverness, died December 15, 2014 at his residence. Jack was born on December 20, 1951 in Lewiston, NY to the late James R. and Bernice (Wajtowicz) Muggleton. He was employed as a maintenance worker in the banking industry. Jack was known to be an excellent pool player. His survivors include his father, James Muggleton, Inverness; brothers Mark (Collie) Muggleton, Boulder, CO, Kenneth Muggleton, Apollo Beach, FL, Daniel Muggleton, Springfield, MA and a sister Donna Sawyer, Rochester, NY. He was preceded in death by his mother, Bernice Muggleton. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Wilma L Myers, 80, Inverness, FL
Wilma L. Myers, age 80, Inverness, died November 18, 2014 at Pleasant Grove Manor. Wilma was born on December 7, 1933 in Grundy, VA to the late Dow and Della (Montgomery) Snuffer. Left to cherish her memory are her sons Ed Bowman and his wife Mary of Jupiter, FL and Danny Soto and his wife Minerva from Ponce, Puerto, Rico. She was preceded in death by her husband James R. Myers. Inurnment will be private at the Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Eddie W Norris, 73, Inverness, Fl
EDDIE WAYNE NORRIS, age 73, Inverness, died October 1, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Eddie was born on January 17, 1941 in Georgia. He served our country in the United States Air Force. Eddie was a long-distance trucker, who enjoyed socializing with friends, drinking a cold beer and liked wearing his cowboy boots! He was able to give the gift of tissue donation so that others could have a better life. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters Christina Howard and Nila Maria Norris. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Grace I Norris, 87, Floral City, FL
Grace Irene Norris, 87, Floral City, FL passed away December 1, 2014 at Arbor Trail Health & Rehab, Inverness. She was born on June 21, 1927 in Dunellen, New Jersey to the late Chester M. and Grace E. (Maurer) Remley. Grace was a homemaker and arrived in this area in 1971 coming from Mirmar, FL. She enjoyed floral gardening and spending time with her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Norris in 2007, and 10 siblings. Survivors include her children Kenneth W. Norris of Marietta, GA and Patricia (Jere) Bedford of Floral City, FL; sisters Martha Patrico and Alzada Remley; 5 grandchildren, Glenn, Amber, Reneé, Kenny, and Stacey; and 10 grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Gathering of family and friends is scheduled for Friday, 2:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Thomas J Olearnick, 77, Lake Panasoffkee, FL
Thomas J. Olearnick, 77, of Lake Panasoffkee, Florida passed away October 31, 2014 at Shands Hospital, Gainesville, Florida. He was born in Locust Gap, PA on December 3, 1936 and was a Painter in the State Corrections system. Thomas served his country honorably in the U.S. Air Force and arrived in this area in 1985, coming from Houston, TX. He was a Catholic by faith, and attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness, FL. Thomas enjoyed fishing, hunting, the outdoors, but especially loved his pugs Tipper and Peaches. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 26 years, Sarah Olearnick and 2 sons; Clay and Guy. Survivors include sons Joseph and John (Eileen), both of Homosassa, FL, and Richard of St. Petersburg, FL; 12 Grandchildren and 5 Great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service is scheduled for Thursday, November 13, 10:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida with the family receiving receiving friends one hour prior to service. Burial with military honors will occur at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at conclusion of the service.


Kathleen R O\\\\\\\\\\\\, 82, Inverness, FL
KATHLEEN R. (GAVIN) O’CONNOR, age 82, Inverness, passed away peacefully on November 9th, 2014 under the loving care of her family and the staff of Citrus Health and Rehab. Kathleen was born in County Cork, Ireland on October 12, 1932 to the late Michael Gavin and Mary Kate (Clines) Gavin. Throughout her life, Kathleen balanced being an active mother and caregiver, to managing a successful career while always giving her time to numerous charities and church functions. She retired as a logistics analyst for a lumber and building products transportation company in Connecticut. Kathleen loved to play golf – winning numerous designations in her Citrus Hills league over the years. She was an avid reader, knitter, and loved needle point. Kathleen had a great voice and was passionate about music. She could always be counted on to know the words to just about every Irish song written. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, served as board president and was a choir member. Left to cherish her memory is her son Martin W. and his wife Susan O’Connor, Sherman, CT; her daughter Laura and her husband Scott Hanson, Manchester, CT; her daughter-in-law Andra O’Connor, Myrtle Beach, SC; brother Ben and his wife Sheila Gavin, Longs, SC and four grandchildren – James O’Connor, Matthew O’Connor, David Hanson and Matthew Hanson. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Augustus Leo O’Connor, Sr.; a son Augustus Leo O’Connor, Jr; brothers Frank and Michael Gavin and sisters Anne Taylor and Mary Flynn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, November 14th, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorial donations in Kathleen’s memory may be made to the Aurora Foundation, P.O. Box 271035, West Hartford, CT 06127, in lieu of flowers. Aurora is the only women and girls fund exclusively focused on the needs of women and girls in Hartford, CT.


Auston Parker, 83, Inverness, FL
AUSTON PARKER, age 83, Inverness, died December 12, 2014 surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Auston was born on April 11, 1931 in Roopville, GA to the late Benjamin and Olivia (Smith) Parker. He served our county in the United States Army Air Corp during the Korean conflict, serving in Korea for 9 months, and was awarded a Purple Heart and a Korean Service Medal with 1 Bronze Star. Auston was employed by John Sessa Bulldozing Company as a heavy equipment operator and foreman. On April 24, 1953 he married June Eileen Travis in Charlton Co, GA. Auston enjoyed going to flea markets and yard sales. An avid outdoorsman, he liked hunting, fishing and airboating. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 61 years, June Parker; his children Vivian Wagner, Jacksonville, FL, Debra (Boe) Brown, Live Oak, FL, Shirley Certain, Inverness, Sandra (Rick) Swilley, High Springs, FL, Carolyn (Bruce, Sr.) Boardman, Inverness, Annette Fratello, Pompano Beach, FL and Michael Parker, Fort Lauderdale. He is also survived by a brother J.L. Parker, 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by all whose lives he touched. A Funeral Service of Remembrance and Tribute to Auston\'s life will be held on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will receive friends in visitation from 9:00 AM until the hour of service. Please consider donations in Auston\'s memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Thomas R Parker, 64, Invernss, FL
Thomas R. \"Tim\" Parker, 64, of Inverness, Florida passed away December 3, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. He was born on September 20, 1950 in West Orange, New Jersey, and arrived in this in 1974 coming from New Jersey. Thomas was a U.S. Army veteran, and owner of a roofing company. He was preceded in death by his father, Albert T. Parker, brother Glen Parker, and special friend Thomas Burns. Survivors include his mother Harriet Parker. Other survivors include brothers Todd R. Parker of Toms River, NJ, Gregory P. Parker of Hull, MA, Douglas Parker of Jackson, NJ, and Scott (Diane) Parker of Raritan, NJ; and sister Debbie (Jack) Radice of Toms River, NJ. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Gordon W Phillips, 86, Inverness, FL
GORDON W PHILLIPS, age 86, Inverness FL, died October 12, 2014 under the loving care of his family, friends and compassionate nurses at Hospice of Citrus County. Gordon was born on June 21, 1928 in Jamaica, VT to the late Raymond and Ella (Ware) Phillips.  He owned and operated the soda fountain and village store “On The Corner” in Townshend, VT for 35 years with his wife Joyce (Fontaine) before retiring and relocating full time to Florida. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed the years he spent golfing with the American-Canadian Snowbirds. Left to cherish his memory is his wife Imogene (Pauley); son Brent (Helene) Phillips, Beverly Hills, FL; daughters Lauris (James) Bissell, Munsonville, NH and Barbara Reno, Las Cruces, NM; his brother John Phillips, Fairborn, OH; 5 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his first wife of 58 years, Joyce (Fontaine).  He was a member of Pleasant Grove Road Church of Christ. There will be no calling hours. A private service will be held in Townshend, VT at a later date.  At the family’s request memorial donations in Gordon’s name may be made to Grace Cottage Hospital P.O. Box 216, Townshend, VT.  05353.  Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Panayiotis Pimenidis, 49, Floral City, FL
Panayiotis \"Pete\" Pimenidis, 49, of Floral City, Florida passed away on September 30, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, Lecanto, FL. He was born on August 10, 1965 in Belleville, New Jersey. Pete was a taxi driver, a Christian by faith, and arrived in this area in 1992 coming from Randolph, New Jersey. He enjoyed gardening, collecting lawn ornaments, going to flea markets with his mother and, most of all, loved his cats. He was preceded in death by his father John Pimenidis. Pete is survived by his mother Luba Pimenidis of Floral City. Other survivors include siblings Michael (Jennifer) Pimenidis of Santee, CA, Elizabeth (Ronald) Jungk of Tavares, FL, and Sophia Pimenidis of Pinebrook, NJ; and 9 nieces and nephews. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Thomas W Plumadore, 73, Inverness, FL
Thomas W. Plumadore, 73, of Inverness, Florida passed away September 24, 2014 at his residence in Inverness. He was born on September 2, 1941 in Schenectady, New York to the late Willard and Edna (Horstman) Plumadore. Thomas was a telephone lineman, and a U.S. Army veteran. He arrived in this area in 2005, coming from Cape Cod, MA. He enjoyed fly fishing and fly tying, and was a big fan of the Green Bay Packers and the New York Knics. Thomas was survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Sandra. Other survivors include children Thomas (Danielle) Plumadore, Jr. of Atlanta, GA, Benjamin (Melissa) Pierson of Schenectady, NY, Lori (Salvatore) Battaglia of Atlanta, Lisa Bates of Hollywood, FL, and Tammy Plumadore of Albany, NY; 12 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Celebration of Life Services for Thomas are scheduled for Wednesday, October 1, 4:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of Citrus County and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL


Sharon S Poole, 72, Floral City, FL
Sharon S. \"Sue\" Poole, 72, of Floral City, Florida passed away September 28, 2014 at her residence in Floral City. She was born on September 12, 1942 in Detroit, MI to the late Erhard and Mary (Coplen) Predoehl. Sharon was an accountant for the automobile industry and arrived in this area in 2003, coming from Detroit. She loved numbers and mathematics, and had previously owned her own flower shop in Detroit. Sharon enjoyed bowling, crafts, painting, crossword puzzles, camping, playing the piano, and canning fruits and vegetables. She was preceded in death by her husband of 28 years, Carl W. Poole in 2008, and one daughter Deborah Nabinger. Survivors include her daughter Sandra Clifton of Plattekill, NY; and brother Timothy Predoehl of Michigan; 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Joseph M Pospisil, 63, Inverness, FL
Joseph Michael \"Mike\" Pospisil, 63, of Inverness, FL passed away September 20, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness. He was born on July 18, 1951 in Monroe, MI, and was a U.S. Army veteran. Mike arrived in this area in 1997, coming from Letterbox, KY, was an engine rebuilder, and a Baptist by faith. He enjoyed fishing and the outdoors. He was preceded in death by his father Joseph Pospisil, and sister Sharon Travoli. Mike is survived by his mother Nellie Collister of Inverness. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Earl W Potter, 91, Floral City, FL
EARL WILLIAM POTTER, age 91, Floral City, died November 7, 2014 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. A native Floridian, Earl was born in Tampa on December 31, 1922 to the late Eugene and Ruby (Orchard) Potter. He served our country in the United States Army during WWII, was assigned to the 610th Engineer Light Equipment Company, serving in France, Belgium, Germany and Czechoslovakia where he used his extensive blacksmithing and small engine repair skills to keep air compressors and mechanics tools sharpened, tempered and his knowledge of anvils, blowers, power and steam hammers and forging machines was extremely valuable in support of the troops. He was an excellent marksman. Throughout his lifetime, he continued to return to the annual reunions for the \"610th\". Upon his honorable discharge, he worked and retired from Schlitz Brewing Company in Tampa as a supervisor. He then owned and operated a landscaping contractor business \"Potter and Son\" with his son Michael. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Earl was baptized at the First Baptist Church of Bushnell and later became a Deacon at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. He was an avid outdoorsman, teaching all of his children to waterski even through the dreaded \"Gator Hole\" and enjoyed gardening. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 13 years, Gladys Potter; his son Michael T. Potter and wife Jeanne, both of Floral City; daughters Joy Lynn Gotwalt and husband David, Gainesville and Lisa Marlene Potter and husband Michael Dimitry, Springhill; 5 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife and the mother of his children, Gladys Thomas Potter after 56 years of marriage. A celebration and tribute to Earl\'s life will be held on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 3:00 PM at First Baptist Church of Floral City. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. The family requests all forms of sympathy expressions take place in donations to either First Baptist Church of Floral City Building Fund or Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Don H Pound, 87, Inverness, FL
Don Hampton Pound, 87, of Inverness, Florida passed away October 25 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness. He was born in Springdale, AR, on April 22, 1927 to the late John Hampton and Nettie Mae (Olinger) Pound. Don was a retired Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army, and served his country honorably in WWII, Korea, and Viet Nam. He also taught school for 10 years at St. Patrick\'s Catholic School in Parsons, KS, and was a Purchasing Officer for 8 years at Parsons State Hospital and Training Center. Don was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness, and the Knights of Columbus. He was a part of \"one special small group\" of Bill W. Don enjoyed watching sports, especially his beloved Kansas State Wildcats. He loved animals, was an avid newspaper reader, and enjoyed discussing current events and history. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Catherine \"Kay\" (Clements) Pound and nine siblings. He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Rebecca Pound. Other survivors include children Patrick J. (Theresa) Pound of Tacoma, WA; Mike (Lee) Pound of Carthage, MO; Mark H. Pound of Parsons, KS; Matthew D. Pound, Giard, KS; Brent E. (Kathryn) Walker of Tucson, AZ; Mary Ann Murphy of Emporia, KS; Kathleen E. \"Kate\" (John) Dawson of Washington, D.C.; Christine A. \"Chris\" (Tim) Hipsher of Olathe, KS; and Renee D. (Chuck) McHugh of Orlando, FL; Granddaughter Angela McHugh, who resided at the home, in addition to 12 other grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Mass is scheduled for Thursday, 10:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, with an honor guard service to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hospice of Citrus County, PO. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL, 34464, or to Helping Hands at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with arrangements.


Cynthia R Pusey, 53, Inverness, FL
CYNTHIA R. PUSEY, 53, Inverness, died October 28, 2014 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. Cynthia was born on September 3, 1961 in Rockford, IL to Elvin and Mary (Barnhart) Rouse. She was employed by Citrus Memorial Hospital in the housekeeping department. A loving mother and grandmother, Cynthia enjoyed being with her family. She made many beautiful crocheted items and enjoyed fishing and playing cards and dice with family. Cindy loved making people laugh and putting other people\'s needs before hers. Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Edward Pusey; her son Cody Pusey, Inverness; daughters Natasha Eskridge and her husband Stanley Eskridge, Floral City and Cheyanne Pusey, Inverness; her mother Mary Rouse, brothers Danny Rouse and wife Julie Rouse and Allen Rouse and wife Colleen Rouse, all of Floral City; six grandchildren Carmyn Eskridge, Trysta Eskridge, Cassydie Eskridge, Trynidie Eskridge, Autumn Pusey, and Trysten Pusey. She united with her father Elvin Rouse in heaven. A funeral service and tribute to Cindy\'s life will be held on Friday, November 7, 2014 at 5:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family will receive friends in visitation from 4:00 PM until the hour of service.


Melvin T Richardon, 86, Citrus Springs, FL
MELVIN T. (T. Bone) RICHARDSON, age 86, Citrus Springs, passed away November 20, 2014 under the loving care of Hospice of Citrus County , the staff of Arbor Trail Health and Rehab, with his wife Catherine at his bedside. Melvin was born on March 20, 1928 in Big Rapids, MI to the late Fredrick F. and Edna B. (Tribe) Richardson. T. Bone and his wife Catherine have been residents of Citrus County for 16 years. Melvin and Catherine lived previously in Michigan, relocating to Florida. He loved his family and they loved him. He spent most of his life hunting and fishing with his family and many friends. He enjoyed life to the fullest, never said he couldn\'t do it. His tenacity and love of life won him a lifetime of friends. He was the builder and owner of the Riverside Bar in Leota, MI, where he kept law and order. He was last employed as a general superintendent of a pipeline. T-Bone and his Friday night fish fries will be missed by many. He has gone to the happy hunting grounds above. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 30 years, Catherine Richardson; sons Edward, Marvin, Alvin and Deane Richardson; daughters Vietta McCarthy, Jean Colter and Janet Shakes, all of Michigan; stepdaughters Christine Engler and Laura O\'Laughlin, including their spouses, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as a brother Carl Richardson of Las Vegas, NV. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Virginia Richey, 96, Inverness, FL
VIRGINIA RICHEY, age 96, Inverness, died November 8, 2014 under the care of the staff of Arbor Trail Rehab Center. Virginia was born on April 3, 1918 in Detroit, MI to the late Carl and Anna Wischer. Survivors include her three sons, Thomas, Arthur and Marvin Stein. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Robert D Roth, 90, Inglis, FL
ROBERT D. ROTH, age 90, Inglis, died September 21, 2014 at Cypress Cove Care Center. Robert was born on December 27, 1923 in Arlington, NJ, to the late Emil Roth, Jr. and Elizabeth Denman Roth. Robert served our country in the United States Navy for 30 years, retiring with a rank of Quartermaster-1. He then became a merchant seaman with an unlimited ocean operator\'s license; he was able to sail any vessel on any body of water. Robert was a member of the VFW, American Legion, Elks Lodge and Fleet Reserve Association. He is survived by his son Bill (Nancy) Ealey, Homosassa, Roy Roth, Inglis and Emil Roth, III, Crystal River as well as grandchildren William, Christina, Heather, Kyle and Annie. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Naomi Schlitzer, 89, Inverness, FL
Naomi Schlitzer, 89, Inverness on Dec 10, 2014. No known survivors. Preceded in death by husband, George. Native of Pennsylvania, born Oct 12, 1925. Private burial in Florida National Cemetery. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory


Ronald E Schultz, 73, Floral City, FL
RONALD E. SCHULTZ, age 73, Floral City, died December 12, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Ronald was born on January 26, 1941 in Hammond, IN to Henry A. and Dorothy (Sternberg) Schultz. He was a framer and carpenter in the construction industry. Ron was a \"jack of all trades\" and was able to repair any electrical problem or small engine for his many friends and to maintain his home. He will be deeply missed by his mother, Dorothy Schultz and his brother Henry A. Schultz. He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Schultz and a sister, Cindy Reeves. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Mary D Schwab, 87, Floral City, FL
Mary D. Schwab, 87, Floral City, died Oct 18, 2014. Mary was born on Feb 16, 1927 , Rochester, NY to the late Thomas and Mary (Golisano) Azzalina and moved to Florida with her devoted husband, George , who died July 14, 2012. Prior to her retirement, she was an office manager for a dental equipment company and of the Catholic Faith. She is survived by her loving brother Andrew (Sylvia) Azzalina and several nieces and nephews. Her urn will be laid to rest in Florida National Cemetery with her husband at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL


DeRoy M Seibert, 79, Inverness, FL
DEROY M. SEIBERT, age 79, went home to His Lord on September 30, 2014. DeRoy was born on July 25, 1935 in Fairport, NY. His parents were the late Spurgeon and Isabelle Edwards Seibert. He served our country in the United States Army during the Korean War. DeRoy worked for Corning Glass Works for 37 years as a lathe operator. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Inverness, where he enjoyed weekly luncheons with the men whenever he could. After retirement, he became a locksmith. He loved his train collection. DeRoy is survived by his wife of 35 years, Elizabeth, his son Michael (Cindy) Seibert of Gales Ferry, CT; daughters Bonnie Purvis, Lewistown, PA, Jane (Rich Chase) Cook, Corning, NY and Sherri (Gordie) Swarthout, Beaverdams, NY; step-sons Keith Eddy, Inverness, Chip (Donna) Bollinger, Stovall, NC, step-daughters Kristal (Tom) Herrick, Webster, NY, Dianna (Evan) Chrzan, Oxford, NC; 19 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a brother, Don Myers of Fort Myers, FL. He was preceded in death by a brother, William Myers and sisters Anabelle and Mary. Funeral services will be held at Richardson Funeral Home in Louisburg, NC with burial in Fairview Cemetery with military honors in Franklinton, NY. A further celebration of life service will be held at Victory Baptist Church in Inverness on Saturday, October 18 at 12:00 Noon. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with local arrangements.


Lucille Simmons, 84, Weeki Wachee, FL
Lucille Simmons, 84 of Weeki Wachee, went to be with her Lord at home on October 2, 2014, under the loving care of her family and HPH Hospice. Lucille was born on October 17, 1929, in Tucker County, West Virginia to the late Oscar and Jessie (Sponaugle) Bodkin. Lucille was deeply devoted to studying her Bible and enjoyed reading Amish books. She made beautiful gifts for family and friends with her crochet and knitted pieces. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Glenn Dale Simmons and her brother Lawrence Bodkin. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters: Deebra Jackson and her husband, Dale, and Patricia Simmons both of Weeki Wachee, FL; her sisters: Hilda Williams and Arlene Deets both of West Virginia; her grandchildren: James Glenn Harris, Carrie Ladawn Harris Oliveto, Anthia Nicholas and Desiree White, 10 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandson, Ryder Harris. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory of Inverness. A memorial service and inurnment will be scheduled by the family for a later date.


Dolan V Smith, 45, Inverness, FL
Dolan Vinson Smith II (D.V.) born to Dolan V. and Mary R. Smith on February 26, 1969, in Radford, Virginia and passed on December 6, 2014, at 45 years of age. Dolan attended Crystal River High School and played football as a pirate throughout his high school years. He later graduated in 1987 and went into the U.S. Navy as Communication and Intelligence and served on the USS Yosemite (AD-19). After serving his country, he married Jody Lynn Dickerson on March 13, 1993, the day of the \"no-name storm\". He then worked while attending Tallahassee Community College while his wife, Jody Smith, went through pharmacy school, and later built his home and family in Inverness, Florida. He was a youth minister at Floral City Baptist church from 1997-2005 and has been a part of the youth ministry at Cornerstone Baptist Church since. He was self-employed in the state of Florida as an independent remodel contractor, known as Dolan Smith Carpentry and his business was nominated Best of Best 2014 in Citrus County. He was an honored father, son, husband, brother, and role model to our community. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, spending time with his family, and most of all, witnessing to others about our mighty God, whom he loved and served. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Jody Smith; his 18 year old daughter, Bethany Smith (Coleton Butler); his 17 year old son, Dolan Vinson Smith III; his first grandchild expected to be here in January, Reagan Alice Butler; his parents, Dolan V and Mary R Smith; his two sisters, Kandy Gould (Pete Gould) and Rachel Ivory (Alan Ivory); brother-in-law, Jack Dickerson (Jenny Dickerson); his grandfather, Cecil Davis; grandmother, Jene Dickerson; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and his congregation of brothers and sisters in Christ. Dolan is predeceased by his baby sister, Alice Smith; his grandmother, Mary R. Davis; and his uncles, Cecil Davis Jr. and George Davis. On behalf of Dolan\'s family, thank you to all family and friends that have been there to love and support their family in such a tragic time, as well as Cornerstone Baptist Church, Red Level Baptist Church where Dolan\'s father is a deacon, and Davis Funeral Home. If you would like to give any donations in his honor, the family would appreciate you donating to The Path, a homeless veteran\'s association in Inverness, as well as to Gideon Bibles who will donate bibles in Dolan\'s name. There will also be a fundraising link on Facebook for the family. The family thanks you all for your support. Dolan Vinson Smith II impacted a countless number of lives and he will never be forgotten. He was a selfless man who always put his family and his God first. He used his work as a ministry, witnessing to every customer or person he came into contact with, always striving to show others what God\'s great love feels like. Dolan left a reputation that will forever be honored and cherished. Services are Wed., Dec 10, 11:00 AM, Cornerstone Baptist Church. Burial in Cross City, FL. Chas E Davis Funeral Home


Mont Stephens, 79, Inverness, Fl
Mont Eugene \"Steve\" Stephens, 79, of Inverness, Florida passed away December 14, 2014 at Ocala Regional Medical Center, Ocala, FL. He was born on November 8, 1935 in Akron, OH to the late Mont and Gladys Stephens. Steve was a retired Petty Officer First Class in the U.S. Navy, and a protestant by faith. Steve arrived in this area in 1978, coming from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He enjoyed ballroom and country and western dancing, and loved being involved with his niece\'s sporting events. Steve was also a big Miami Dolphins fan. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Marion, Dewayne, and Jerry; and one sister, Doris. Survivors include son Michael (Joelle) Stephens of Marysville, WA; brother Paul Stephens; 2 grandchildren, Tamitha, and Megan; and 5 \"grandpuppies\", Sasha, Nakita, Kolya, Nika, and Ana. The family will be receiving friends in visitation on Saturday, December 27, from 3:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Services will be held Sunday, 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home, Pastor David Lucas officiating, with Military Honor services afterwards. Steve\'s urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date.


James E Stillions, 89, Hernando, FL
JAMES EDWARD PARKER STILLIONS, age 89, Hernando, died peacefully on October 16, 2014 at his residence under the care of HPH Hospice. Jim was born on February 23, 1925 in Bloomington, IN to the late Kenneth and Elvira (Parker) Stillions. He served our country in the United States Navy during WWII, preparing and serving food for over 300 men three times a day on board LST 48 in the South Pacific. Upon his honorable discharge, he became an executive chef and was eventually one of the owners and managers of Ranch House Restaurants. Jim enjoyed fishing, gardening, tinkering in his shed and of course was known as an excellent cook. He was admired for his love and devotion to family and his willingness to help anyone in need. Jim was a unique and inspiring person and will be greatly missed. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of almost 70 years, Laurel Stillions, Lecanto, FL; son Randy and his wife Lisa Stillions, Lecanto, FL; daughters: Tammy White, Chewelah, WA, Deb and her husband Jay Greene, Flying Hills, PA and Wendy Stillions, Kennesaw, GA; sisters: Joy Hughes, Pittsboro, IN and Ida Mae Nelson, Handy, IN; grandchildren: Tiffany Tony, Tori Angstadt and Parker Stillions; great-grandchildren: Callie and Lulu Tony. Burial will be private at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family.


Raymond J Stilts, 91, Lecanto, FL
Raymond J. Stilts, age 91, went to Heaven on September 27, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Ray was born on June 8, 1923 in Corning, NY to the late Raymond and Erma (Bacon) Stilts. He served our country in the United States Army during WWII. Raymond was employed by Ingersall-Rand as a machine operator. He was a faithful member of Victory Baptist Church and served as a Deacon for many years. He also owned his own dairy farm, enjoyed working with his cattle, loved fishing and his miniature railroad train collection. Left to cherish his memory are his sons Dale (Bonnie) Stilts and Wayne (Margie) Stilts, all of Hernando, his daughter Jan (Alan) Cameron, Dunnellon; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren, a sister Elizabeth Siebert of Inverness. He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Phyllis in August of 2014, a son Michael and sisters Irene, Dorothy and Ruth. Graveside committal services will be held on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Florida National Cemetery with military honors. The family invites friends to join them for a time of visitation at 1:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory after which the procession will form to the cemetery.


Albert N Stinard, 83, Inverness, FL
Albert N. Stinard, 83, Inverness, FL, formerly of Zephyrhills, FL passed away November 27, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness. He was born on September 15, 1931 in Candor, New York to the late Harold and Ada (Galpin) Stinard. Albert was a building contractor, and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He arrived in this area 3 months ago after formally residing in Zephyrhills for 47 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Zephyrhills and was very involved with the church. He loved bowling and his carpentry. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Mildred Burman and Gertrude Pettis. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Joyce P. Stinard of Inverness. Other survivors include daughters Bonnie Nichols, Debbie Sorrano, and Luann Bulmer; 4 grandchildren, Jennifer, Robbie, Janice, Ryan, and Matthew; 7 great-grandchildren, Kody, Victoria, Kassie, Abigail, Christian, Bradley, and Amelia. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Sunday, December 7, 2014, 2:30 P.M. at the First Baptist Church of Zephyrhills, 38300 5th Ave., Zephyrhills, FL, 33542. Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Jackie Stokes, 85, Floral City, FL
A native Floridian, Jacqulyn (Jackie) Young Stokes was born in Starke, FL to the late Bennie and Leila Ward Young. Jackie moved to Floral City in 1943. Jackie first laid eyes on Joseph Burel Stokes when she was 14 years of age and said she would marry him one day. They married in Floral City in 1947. They both had a passion for fishing and camping while exploring the local surrounding lakes and rivers in Central Florida. They both loved listening to country and Christian music. Jackie and Joseph made long lasting loving memories for 52 years. Jackie was a member of the New Hope Methodist Church in Istachatta and active in many of their ministries. She received great joy in serving our Lord. Jackie was a teacher who taught us to respect and always be honorable. She was full of compassion and wisdom by always sharing her love of life with others. She was tremendously unselfish by always helping and caring for others. She embraced nature and God’s creation to the fullest. Jackie was full of strength that allowed her to carry multiple crosses even for others. Her smile always made us feel HIS love and warmth. She was HIS light. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister and friend, always putting the needs of others before herself. She carried a generous and loving heart that touched many lives in her presence. Her family and friends will always be thankful for the gift that was her life. Our family promises to celebrate Jackie’s life and continue to walk in God’s light. She will be missed and always loved dearly by her son Joseph F. Stokes and his wife Grace from San Antonio Texas, her daughter Susan F. Whitty from Floral City; Grandchildren Alyana, Travis, Tanner and Antonia from San Antonio. Jackie is preceded by her loving husband Joseph B. Stokes and her son-in-law Jim Whitty. A celebration of Jackie’s life will be held on Friday, October 10, 2014 at New Hope Church Fellowship Hall at 11:00am. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers the family is asking donations go to New Hope Cemetery fund.


Marie E Story, 91, Inverness, FL
Marie E. Story, 91, Inverness passed away Nov. 27, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in the Hospice Unit (Hospice of Citrus Co.). Born in Richmond Hill, NY on June 13, 1923 to the late Max and Emilia (Dinkel) Wolling, she came to Inverness in 1982 from East Meadow, Long Island, NY. Always active in the fire department with her late husband, she was past president of the Ladies Auxillary East Meadow Fire Department and the Highland Volunteer Fire Dept Auxillary. She is survived by her three sons, William D. (Donna) Story, Inverness; Martin R.(Marty) (Jennifer) Story, Inverness; Steven A. (Diana) Story, Port Charlotte, FL; 4 grandchildren, Jennifer, Laura, Michael, and Kristin; 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Chief Donald W. Story who died May 22, 2008, her grandson, Robert Story, great grandson, Joshua Wyka and her brother, George Wolling. Her Celebration of Life Services will be Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014 at 9:30 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 5-7PM


Randall S Stout, 58, Inverness, FL
Randall Allen Stout, 58, of Inverness, Florida passed away on October 19, 2014 at his residence in Inverness. He was born on November 9, 1955 in Salem, OH to the late Wilson W. and Thelma M. (Smith) Stout. Randall was a radio disk jockey for 25 years, and arrived in this area in 2009, coming from Sutton, W.VA., and was a protestant by faith. He enjoyed playing both banjo and guitar, fishing, hunting, and he loved people. He was preceded in death by his sister Elva Mae Carpenter. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Janice Stout. Other survivors include sons Randall F. Stout of Palm City, FL, and Joshua A. (Felisha) Stout of Holly Ridge, NC; brothers Thomas, Wilson, and Brooks, Stout and Junior Wilson; sisters Cathy Weatherspoon and Vivian Atkins; and one grandson, Cole Frame. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, October 21, 3:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home 1 hour prior to the service.


Maria L Valderrama, 79, Miramar, FL
MARIA L. VALDERRAMA, age 79, Miramar, died October 17, 2014 at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center in Crystal River with her daughter and son-in-law by her side. Maria was born in Cuba on August 25, 1935 to the late Manuel and Pilar (Vasquez) Fernandez. She was an executive secretary for Sea Land, an insurance company for shipping containers. She volunteered for the homeless, bringing them much needed supplies such as food, clothing and blankets. Maria loved her pets, her bunny \"Pelusa\" and her cat \"Melosa.\" She was especially devoted to her grandchildren. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 25 years, Cesar Y. Valderrama; her daughters Annette and her husband David Bink, Dunnellon and Virginia and her husband Ed Barrett, Charlotte, NC; grandchildren Kameron, Olivia, Dylan and Sean. Private arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Billy L Van Dyke, 92, Inverness, FL
Billy Lee Van Dyke, 92, Inverness, FL passed away Nov 22, 2014 at the Hospice Unit of Citrus Memorial Hospital (Hospice of Citrus County). Mr. Van Dyke was born in Anderson, IN on Oct. 28, 1922 to the late Lawrence and Pearl (Nichols) Van Dyke and came to this area in 1989 from Barnsville, GA. Billy served our country in United States Army Air Corp for three years during WWII. He was a retired Fireman with the Anderson, IN Fire Department with 21 years of service. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Francine Van Dyke, Inverness; 5 sons, Jay (Debra) Van Dyke, Lecanto, FL; Jerry (Jupe) Van Dyke, Panama City, FL; Michael Van Dyke and Steven Van Dyke, both of Inverness, FL; David (Julie) Van Dyke, Middletown , IN; 1 Sister, Sue Ann Garretson, Alexandria, IN; 10 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brothers, Thomas and Jack. Cremation arrangments are private. His urn will be laid to rest at a later date in Anderson Memorial Park, Anderson, IN. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Citrus Co., PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34465


Marguerite P Walter, 72, Inverness, FL
Marguerite Pullen Walter (72) peacefully passed away on Thursday, October 9, 2014 with her family by her side. Born in Allentown, NJ on June 17, 1942 to Byron \"Bud\" and Marguerite Flock, \"Rita\" was very active in the Allentown High School Marching Band as a fire-twirling majorette. In fact, it was at one of the football games where she met her future husband, Robert \"Bob\" Pullen, Sr. The two were married in June of 1960 and had two children, Robin (Michael) Crocker of Redondo Beach, CA and Robert, and his partner Luke Frazier of Washington DC. She also has two grandchildren, Benjamin and Joshua Crocker. When Bob died in 1999, Rita relocated to Inverness, Florida and later remarried Kenneth Walter who was a loving and compassionate partner throughout their twelve years of marriage. Rita was predeceased by her parents, siblings, Byron Flock and Betty Lou Johnson, and many family members and friends. She is survived by her brother, Jeff Flock of Chicago as well many brothers and sisters-in-laws, nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her best friends, and the God Parents of her children, Frank and Patricia Pullen. A Celebration of Life will be held in November at the Victory Baptist Church of Inverness, FL. As Rita was an avid lover of music and the arts, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a scholarship being created in her name, details forthcoming in connection with Allentown High School. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida, is in charge of arrangements.


Calvin Weber, 81, Inverness, FL
Calvin Weber, 81, Inverness, passed away Oct. 5, 2014 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County at his residence. Calvin was born in New York City on Dec. 18, 1932 to the late Ben and Sadie (Zucker) Weber and came to Citrus County in 1976 from Commack, Long Island, NY. He was a retired Police Officer from the New York City Police Department and proudly served our country during WW II in the U.S. Army. He was Jewish by faith. He enjoyed cooking and spending quality time with his family. He is survived by his daughter, Marcy Weber-Dove of Inverness; son in law, Tony Amendola of Gainesville; former son in law, Robert Craig Schwinabart, Bellview; daughter in law, Emily Schwinabart, Tampa; 3 grandchildren, Jennifer Schwinabart, Diane Lynn Amendola, and David Michael Schwinabart; 3 great grandchildren, Tatianna Lyn Amendola, Calvin Paul Schwinabart, and Grayson Lee Amendola. He was preceded in death by his wife Harriet Jan. 16, 2009, and his son, Phillip Weber on March 12, 2002. Graveside services with military honors will be conducted Friday, Oct 10th at 2:00 PM at Florida National Cemetery wth VFW Post 4252 officiating. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. Chas E Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family will be appreciated.


Eleanor Whitmer, 83, Inverness, FL
Eleanor Whitmer, 83, of Inverness, Florida passed away on September 29, 2014 under the care of Arbor Trail Rehab & Nursing, Inverness. She was born on June 5, 1931 in Canton, OH to the late Harlan and Wavia Agnes Pruett. Eleanor was a homemaker who arrived in this area in 1997, coming from Williston OH, and attended the Church of God. She is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Donald Whitmer. Other survivors include children Robert Hodges of Massillon, OH, Debra Barnhouse of Massillon; and 1 grandchild. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Robert L Witcher, 82, Citrus Springs, Fl
ROBERT LESTER WITCHER, age 82, Citrus Springs, went to be with his Lord on November 5, 2014 surrounded by his loving family and Hospice of Citrus County. Robert was born on a farm in Canadian County, Oklahoma on October 19, 1932 to the late George Mayhue Witcher and Esther Elizabeth (Rankin) Witcher. He graduated from Calumet High School in 1951 and received his Bachelor\'s Degree in 1961 from Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, OK and then his Master\'s from Southwestern State University in Weatherford, OK in 1968. Robert served our country in the United States Air Force from 1952-1956, stationed mainly at Albrook AFB in Panama Canal Zone, where he met his future wife and married Hallie Ann Glenn on June 14, 1957 in Shawnee, OK. They have one daughter, Tamera Lee. His teaching career took him to Oklahoma State Reformatory School in Granite, OK from 1961-1966, Cache Elementary in Cache, OK from 1966-1968, Wilson Elementary in Lawton, OK from 1968-1970, Canal Zone Schools and DoDDS, Panama Region from 1970-1986 and then Dunnellon Christian School in Dunnellon, FL from 1989-1992. The most important decision in Robert\'s life was to accept Christ as his Lord and Savior on February 20, 1955 while attending First Baptist Church in Balboa Heights, CZ. Throughout his lifetime, Robert enjoyed working on small engines, windsurfing and sailing, hiking and camping in the National Parks and running. He has run in three different marathons. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 57 years, Hallie Witcher; daughter Tamera Lee Witcher Graham and her husband Todd, Pittsburgh, PA; his sister Rosemary Renaux, Rochester, MN and three grandchildren, Lara Elizabeth, Erica Christine and Robert Witcher Graham. He was preceded in death by a brother William Witcher and a sister Ruby Hilburn. A Funeral Service of Remembrance and tribute to Robert\'s life will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Grace Baptist Church in Citrus Springs. The family will receive friends in visitation from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Burial will follow on Monday, November 10, 2014 at 2:30 PM at Florida National Cemetery. Friends are invited to join the procession to the cemetery at 1:15 at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness.


Edward W Wyka, 84, Inverness, FL
Edward Walter Wyka, 84, Inverness died suddenly on Dec 19, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Ed was born on July 30, 1930 in Hicksville, NY to the late Henry and Helen (Wilcezwki) Wyka and came to this area in 1972 from Port Jefferson, NY. He owned and operated “Just Cruises”, a cruise and travel company until 2007 in Inverness. He was a long time member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council 6391, and served our country in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Margaret “Peggy” (Carbino) Wyka, Inverness; 2 sons, Edward Wyka Jr. and his wife Elizabeth of Orlando; Michael H. Wyka and wife Victoria of Floral City; 3 daughters, Dorothy A. Squire and husband Bill of Citrus Springs; Helene Durham and husband Kevin of Inverness; Mary Squire and husband Frank of Inverness; 1 sister, Helen Balchunas, Inverness; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by seven brothers and one sister. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Tuesday, Dec. 23rd , 9:30 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Tim Cummings, celebrant. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home on Monday from 4-7 PM where a Wake Vigil Service will be offered at 6:30 PM.


Joan S Zampelli, 77, Beverly Hills, FL
Joan S. Zampelli, 77, of Beverly Hills, Florida passed away October 25, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, Lecanto, Florida. She was born on October 26, 1936 in Waterbury, CT to the late John and Margaret (Holian) Kilmer. Joan was a homemaker, and arrived in this area in 1989, coming from Wolcott, CT. She was a Christian by faith, and enjoyed reading her Bible, word puzzles, reading, and baking. She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Arthur O. Zampelli. Other survivors include her children Theresa Zampelli of Torrington, CT, Julie (Raymond) Tufts of Southington, CT, Vicki (Merrill) Leach of El Paso, TX, and Arthur (Susy) Zampelli, Jr., of Waterbury, CT; sister Patricia Christolini; 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


 

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