Obituaries
For the Last 3 Months.

Debbie L Ackerman, 49, Crystal River, FL
Debbie L. Ackerman, 49, of Crystal River, FL passed away July 20, 2015 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL. She was born on May 4, 1966 in Ocala, FL, and arrived in this area in 2010. Debbie was a homemaker, and a Christian by faith. She enjoyed boating, camping, and traveling. Debbie was preceded in death by her father, Walter F. Pruitt. She is survived by her loving husband, Dennis Ackerman. Other survivors include her mother, Charlotte Trovillo of Brooksville, FL; children Joshua Turbeville of Weeki-Wachee, FL, David (Rachel) Turbeville of Adairsville, GA, and Sarrah Turbeville of Crawfordville, FL; and 3 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Joseph Albicocco, 91, Hernando, FL
Joseph Albicocco, age 91, Hernando, died August 23, 2015 surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast. Joseph was born on December 17, 1923 in Newark, NJ to the late Louis and Maria Albicocco. He served our country in the United States Army during WWII. Joseph was a meat cutter with Union #464; most of his working career for a meat packing company in Newark, NJ and then in Colorado, working in King Soopers. He was a wine connoisseur who also enjoyed playing Black Jack and Poker. Joseph was an excellent cook, a talent which was enjoyed by his family and friends. Joseph was a parishioner at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Left to cherish his memory is his beloved wife of 20 years, Shirley Albicocco; stepson Fred and wife Maxine Crogle, Hernando; stepdaughter Sharon and husband James O'Connor, Denver, CO; grandchildren Melissa Crogle and Scott Crogle, Meghan O'Connor and Seamus O'Connor, Anthony Kreuter, Kristen Catanzaro and great-granddaughter Alana Melendez. Services will be held at Amigone Funeral Home in Tonawanda, NY with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Kenmore, NY. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with local arrangements. The family requests memorial donations in Joseph's name to Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


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


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


Cecilia M Barker, Jr., 96, Inverness, FL
CECILIA M. BARKER, age 96, Inverness, died July 31, 2015 under the loving care of her family and the staff of Citrus Hills Health and Rehab. Cecilia was born on January 20, 1919 in Cleveland, OH to the late Otic and Anna (Jakopic) Mestnik. She worked as a factory worker on the assembly line of General Motors for over 30 years. A woman who was dedicated to the care of her family, she was very hard-working and will be missed by all who knew her in her long life. Left to cherish her memory is her son Craig Barker and his companion Elizabeth Bearden, Inv; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Michael, whom she had known since the age of 16 and a son, Michael Barker, Jr. She was the last of 11 siblings. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with local arrangements. Further services will be held at the Ferfolia Funeral Home in Maple Heights, OH with burial in Calvary Cemetery in Cleveland, OH.


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


Cheryl A Bloom, 62, Inverness, FL
Please send obituary plaque to: William A. Bloom 2389 E. New Haven St. Inverness, FL 34453 CHERYL ANN BLOOM, age 62, Inverness, died August 25, 2015 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Cheryl was born on February 3, 1953 in Cambridge, MA to the late William A. and Marjorie (McCusker) Brown. She was employed by Palm Beach County School System as an elementary school administrative secretary. A loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother, she enjoyed cooking for her family, making crafts and nurturing, providing for and caring for others. Cheryl loved to travel and meet new people. She felt that no one was a stranger, merely a friend she had not yet met. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 18 years, Bill Bloom; her daughter Carrie Ann Schaefer (wife-Serena Franks), sons Michael Batusic (husband- Christopher Vaughn), New York City, NY; William "B.J." Batusic (wife-Stefanie), Savannah, GA; stepson William A. Bloom, Jr. (wife-Diana), Savannah, GA; her siblings, Marjorie DeCardenas, Fort Worth, TX, Catherine McCullough, Goldsboro, NC, Sharon McCray (husband-Franklin), Inverness, Sean Baker, Melbourne, FL; grandchildren Liam, Sydney, Alayna, Ashlynn, Tanner, Alyvia-Grace, Madeline and Dawson, nieces and nephews, Christina, Joseph, Mitchell, Evan and Stephen. She was preceded in death by a brother William Brown and a brother-in-law Arthur DeCardenas. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. The family will receive friends in visitation on Friday, August 28, 2015 from 5-7 PM with personal tributes at 6:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Donations in Cheryl's memory are requested to St. Jude Children's Hospital or Wounded Warrior Project in lieu of flowers.


Kathleen Bolen, 89, Wildwood, FL
KATHLEEN BOLEN, age 89, Wildwood, died August 26, 2015 at Brownwood Care Center. Kathleen was born on March 16, 1926 in Hazard, KY to the late Nicholas and Viena (Combs) Campbell. She was a homemaker who enjoyed working wood puzzles, gardening and was an avid NASCAR fan; Tony Stewart was her favorite driver. Kathleen particularly loved Christmas and decorated her home beautifully for the season. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Janice Patterson, Melbourne, FL, J. Steven Bolen, Jr. and his wife Debra, Wildwood; Rosalita Ramsey, Margate, FL. One of 12 children, she is survived by her brother John Campbell; sisters Mildred, Imogene, Reba, Georgie; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 9:30 AM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Burial will follow at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.


Joan S Boudreau, 79, Hernando, FL
Joan S. Boudreau, age 79, Hernando, died August 25, 2015 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Joan was born on April 30, 1936 in Hartford, CT to the late James S. and Dorothea (Yerk) Brewer. She was a homemaker who enjoyed reading, going to the beach in the summertime and to the casinos. She was an excellent bridge player. She was a member of the Citrus Hills Women's Club. Left to treasure her memory is her husband of 56 years, Raymond Boudreau; her children Karen B. Geckler (husband-Robert), Lehigh Acres, FL, William J. Boudreau (wife-Cindy), Burlington, CT, Laurie Liberator, Avon, CT and Steven Boudreau (wife-Carolyn), Irvine, CA; her brother Terrance Brewer (wife-Linda), The Villages, FL; eight grandchildren, Katherine, Lucinda, James, Joseph, Allie, Nicholas, Jack and Neil and two great-grandchildren, Caiden and Ellie. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Angelo A Brascia, 93, Inverness, FL
ANGELO A. BRASCIA, age 93, Inverness, died July 26, 2015 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. Angelo was born on April 24, 1922 in Staten Island, NY to the late Anthony and Christenia (Lecce) Brascia. He served our country in the United States Navy during WWII and received a Purple Heart Medal for having been wounded in action. After his return from the war, he was employed by the New York City Fire Department as Superintendent of Buildings. Angelo was a member of the DAV Chapter #70 in Inverness, a member of the Purple Heart Association, Aaron Weaver Chapter. Angelo also was an accomplished horseman and enjoyed working with his horses. Left to treasure his memories is his wife of 35 years, Suzanne Brascia, stepchildren Thomas McNeil, Jr., Lori Ann McNeil, both of Staten Island, NY, a special nephew Dominick Brascia; brother-in-law Joseph Marraccino; several other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother Dominick Brascia and sisters Rose Pietrunti, Rachael Marraccino and Frances Leonardi. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 9:00 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Burial will follow with military honors at Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends in visitation on Wednesday from 4-7 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Angelo's memory to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast or The Salvation Army.


Margaret L Brest, 68, Inverness, FL
Margaret L. Brest, 68, Inverness, FL passed away July 2, 2015 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. She was born on July 27, 1946 in Mulberry, FL to the late Charley and Margaret (Williams) Jordan. Margaret was a nurse at Citrus Memorial Hospital, and arrived in this area in 1978, coming from Ft. Myers, FL. She was a Baptist by faith, and enjoyed watching movies and reading. She was preceded in death by her husband William in 1996. She is survived by her daughter Sandra (Glenn) Noegel of Hernando, FL, 1 grandchild and her sister Janice Tew. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled on Saturday, July 18, 4:00 P.M. at the Ft. Cooper Baptist Church, Inverness. Cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


William A Buchanan, 25, Inverness, FL
William Andrew Buchanan, age 25, Inverness, died August 12, 2015. A native of Inverness, Andrew was born on August 26, 1989 to William C. Buchanan and Diana (Raybon) Smith. He was employed by H.E. Smith Air Conditioning, learning the trade. He was an avid Gator fan and enjoyed watching baseball. Andrew loved all things "Jeff Gordon" in the NASCAR world. Left to cherish his memory are his parents, William C. Buchanan and Diana Smith of Inverness; his maternal grandmother Mary Argo of Inverness; brothers Bobby Smith, Aaron Smith (Korry Sherrill) of Inverness, Danny Ray Buchanan (Debra) and Barry Lee Buchanan all of Hernando; a sister Christina Smith, Inverness as well as extended family and many friends. He was preceded in death by a brother Patrick. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Ruth E Buechler, 79, Floral City, FL
Ruth Ellen Buechler, age 79, Floral City, died August 28, 2015 at her residence. Ruth was born on January 6, 1936 in Detroit, MI to the late John and Cyrene (Powell) Plants. She served our country in the United States Marine Corps. For many years, she worked as a customer service representative for an agricultural processing company. Ruth enjoyed going to casinos and playing bingo. She also volunteered time with the Citrus County Sheriff's Office. She is survived by her son John and his wife Nancy Hise, Belgium, WI; a sister Dolores Hendershot, Morristown, TN; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Buechler. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Alice M Bush, 98, Beverly Hills, FL
Alice M. Bush, age 98, Beverly Hills, died August 18, 2015 at Life Care Center in Lecanto. Alice was born on July 28, 1917 in Shopiere, WI to the late Otto and Emma (Kreuger) Ratzlow. She was a homemaker and was very active in her church membership at Peace Lutheran in Dunnellon. Alice is survived by her son Thomas Bush, Albany, GA; Daughter-in-Law Kimberly Bush and her two sons Aaron and Aidan Bush. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank Bush, a son Terrance Bush and her brother Vernon Ratzlow. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Carl S Bykowski, 78, Hernando, FL
CARL STUART BYKOWSKI, 78, died August 24, 2015 while under the care of Citrus Hills Health and Rehab, Hernando. Carl was born December 16, 1936 in Milwaukee, WI to the late Erwin and Mary (Fliss) Bykowski. He married Mary Vogler on August 31, 1957 and they moved to Canterbury Lakes Estates in Hernando in 2004. Carl was employed as a salesman in the insurance industry for a number of years. He had great athletic skills. Not only did Carl attend Marquette University on a cross country scholarship, he was an avid golfer and won the West Bend Country Club, West Bend WI, Class A Golf Tournament in 1982. He was also a Triple A baseball pitcher in Milwaukee, WI for a few years. Carl was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Menomonee, WI. A Catholic by faith, he served as an usher at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 58 years Mary (Vogler) Bykowski; his son, Mark A. (Deb) Bykowski of Milwaukee, WI; daughter, Kathryn J. (Frank) Weiss of Menomonee Falls, WI; brother, John (Rose) Bykowski of Appleton, WI; Mary (Ron) Frigge of Rubicon, WI; two grandchildren, Alex (Ledis) Trapp of Libano, Colombia; and Shannon Gutkowski of Milwaukee, WI. A Celebration of Life will be held in Carl's honor on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family invites friends to join them for visitation from 12:00 Noon until the hour of service. Following the service, friends and family are invited to attend an informal gathering at the Canterbury Lakes Estates Clubhouse in Hernando, FL.


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


Richard "Travis" Carroll, 45, Inverness, FL
Richard T. "Travis" Carroll, 45, Inverness passed away July 11, 2015 at the Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Cost care center in Lecanto. Travis was born in Inverness, FL on Oct 24, 1969 to Richard T. and Marion (Stewart) Carroll. He was a 1987 graduate of Citrus High School. Travis was the co-owner of A-Able Septic Tank Company. Travis enjoyed spending quality time with his son, Ty, airboating, NASCAR , hunting, fishing and playing golf. He is survived by his son, Ty Carroll; his parents, Richard and Marion Carroll, Floral City; Paternal Grandparents, A.T. and Ida Mae Carroll, Ozello, FL 1 brother, Stewart Carroll and his wife, Terri of Bushnell, FL; his Uncle, George Mayo and wife, Brenda, Springhill, FL; Nieces and Nephews, C.J. Carroll and wife, Courtney; Dylan and Justin Carroll. Graveside services will be conducted on Tuesday, July 14th at 11:00 AM from the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness. Please dress in casual attire. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. The family requests donations to Hospice of Citrus County and Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Richard "Travis" Carroll, 45, Inverness, FL
Richard T. "Travis" Carroll, 45, Inverness passed away July 11, 2015 at the Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Cost care center in Lecanto. Travis was born in Inverness, FL on Oct 24, 1969 to Richard T. and Marion (Stewart) Carroll. He was a 1987 graduate of Citrus High School. Travis was the co-owner of A-Able Septic Tank Company. Travis enjoyed spending quality time with his son, Ty, airboating, NASCAR , hunting, fishing and playing golf. He is survived by his son, Ty Carroll; his parents, Richard and Marion Carroll, Floral City; Paternal Grandparents, A.T. and Ida Mae Carroll, Ozello, FL 1 brother, Stewart Carroll and his wife, Terri of Bushnell, FL; his Uncle, George Mayo and wife, Brenda, Springhill, FL; Nieces and Nephews, C.J. Carroll and wife, Courtney; Dylan and Justin Carroll. Graveside services will be conducted on Tuesday, July 14th at 11:00 AM from the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness. Please dress in casual attire. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. The family requests donations to Hospice of Citrus County and Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


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


Jerome W Darling, 80, Floral City, FL
JEROME WEBSTER DARLING, 80, died August 23, 2015 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Jerome was born on February 16, 1935 in Guilford, CT to the late Leland and Katherine (Whedon) Darling. He moved to Citrus County in 1994 from Wisconsin. Jerome was employed by Johnson Controls as a distribution director for 31 years. He greatly enjoyed playing golf and was a member of the Inverness Golf and Country Club. Jerome also loved spending time with Sandra, his loving wife of 43 years. Left to mourn his passing are his wife, Sandra (Heine); three sons, William Scott (Kelly) Darling, Charlotte, NC; Paul "PJ" (Patricia) White, Batavia, IL; Jay Darling, Vancouver, WA; one daughter, Sharon Darling, San Bernadino, CA; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister Dorothy White. Private cremation arrangements through Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Roland K Davies, 84, Beverly Hills, FL
ROLAND KENYON DAVIES, age 84, Beverly Hills, died August 2, 2015 under the loving care of his family and the staff of the Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast. Roland was born on December 4, 1930 in Manhattan, New York to the late Edward and Mabel (Vanderay) Davies. He proudly served our country in the United States Coast Guard, retiring after 36 years of service and was employed by Florida Power and Light as a customer service representative for over 34 years. Left to treasure his memories is his wife of 29 years, Diana Davies; his son David Snowden and wife, Dara Jo of West Palm Beach; daughters Pamela Erickson and her husband Mike of West Palm Beach; Kari Jandran and her husband David, Hernando,FL; and Kimberly Farnes, Palm Beach Gardens; his Mother-in -Law, Marilyn Bonner, Inverness; nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Roland Davies, Jr. and William "Billy" Davies. A Graveside committal service with military honors will be held on Wednesday, August 5th , 2015, at 11:30 AM from Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family.


Olive I Davis, 87, Inverness, FL
OLIVE IRENE DAVIS, age 87, died August 9, 2015 surrounded by her family and under the care of Arbor Trail Rehab and Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast staff. Olive was born on March 23, 1928 in Lincoln, RI to the late Joseph and Annie (Fife) Hurst. She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking for her family and friends. She enjoyed playing bingo and going out shopping. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 67 years, Marshall Davis; two sons Marshall Davis, Jr. and Kenneth Davis; his daughter Gayle Bobola of Lecanto; 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son-in-law Bob Bobola. A celebration and tribute to Olive's life will be held on Friday, August 14, 2015 at 3:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Fr. Erwin Belgica officiating.


Patricia R Day, 80, Inverness, FL
Patricia R. Day, 80, of Inverness, Florida passed away July 20, 2015 at her residence in Inverness. She was born on March 24, 1935 in St. Petersburg, FL to the late William F. and Margaret N. (Lloyd) Stiles. Patricia was a Lutheran by faith, and a Department Manager in the banking industry. After retirement, as a cancer survivor, she became very dedicated to causes for assisting cancer victims. She was a co-founder of the Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys, and was very active in raising funds for the needs of cancer victims; and provided advice and support for cancer patients, survivors, and their families. She arrived in this area in 2005, coming from Big Pine Key, FL. Upon her arrival, she became very active as an official in a national cancer organization. She loved fishing, boat camping, scuba diving, and other water activities, and traveled extensively. Patricia loved life and people, and celebrated her 60th birthday by skydiving. She was preceded in death by her brother, Franklin L. Stiles. Patricia is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Carl B. Day. Other survivors include son John Michael (Amy) DeChant III of Canton, N.C.; her niece Carolyn (Peter) Nelson; nephews Al (Tammy) Stiles, Royce (Lisa) Warren, Darron (Kim) Stiles; and numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held for Patricia in St. Petersburg at a later date. Please consider donations in Patricia's name to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL, is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


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


Wayne A Dickson, 60, Floral City , FL
WAYNE ALLEN DICKSON, age 60, Floral City, died August 14, 2015 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Wayne was born on January 23, 1955 in Belvidere, IL to Allen and Elaine (Fassett) Dickson. Wayne was a carpenter with Union #792. A devoted husband and father, he will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, boating and being on the water. Left to treasure his memories is his wife of 13 years, Lisa Dickson; his mother Elaine Dickson, Rockford, IL; daughter Hanna Mink and her children Dominic and Sydney of Ocala; brothers Steve Dickson, Floral City and Turk Dickson, Rockford, IL; sisters Sandra Shandemeirer, Rockford, IL and Sharon (Paul) Thompson, WI. He was preceded in death by his father, Allen Dempsey Dickson. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


James J Divis, Jr, 81, Inverness, FL
James Joseph Divis, Jr., 81, Inverness passed away July 26, 2015 at the Citrus Hills Health & Rehab Center. Mr Divis was born in Cleveland, OH on March 25, 1934 to the late James and Emily (Witucky) Divis and came to Inverness in 1996 from Solon, OH. He was retired as the Chief of Detectives for the Cleveland Heights Police Dept with 26 years of service and served our country in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a member of American Legion Post 233 of Cleveland and the FBI Academy Associates. Left to mourn his loss is his wife of 59 years, Beverly (McSweeney) Divis; 4 children, James J. Divis, III of Solon, OH; Thomas M. Divis, Streetsboro, OH; John C. Divis, Mooresville, NC; Kelly Ann Lilley, Allen, TX; 2 brothers, Thomas and Bernard Divis; 2 sisters, "Tish" Bush and Joan Bender; 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Gregory. Graveside military services will be conducted Friday, July 31, 2015 at 2:30 PM from Florida National Cemetery with Deacon Fred Geil and Marine Corps League Citrus Detachment # 819 officiating. There will be no calling hours. The procession will leave the Chas E Davis Funeral Home at 1:30 PM.


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


George E Doell, Jr., 92, Inverness, FL
GEORGE EVERETT DOELL, JR, died August 29, 2015 in Inverness under the loving care of his family and hospice staff. George was born on November 24, 1922 in Brooklyn, NY to the late George and Emma (Pauly) Doell. On March 18, 1945, he married Olga Brodawchuk and they recently celebrated 70 years of marriage. George was a veteran of the United States Navy and was employed as a salesman in catalog and retail sales for a number of years. He was a member of St. Margaret's Espicopal Church. George was known to be a skilled handyman. Left to mourn his passing are his wife, Olga Doell; sons, Glenn Doell of Columbus, OH, Wayne and his wife Shirley Doell of Hernando; and two grandchildren. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family with private arrangements.


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


James W Eckhardt, 68, Inverness, FL
James William Eckhardt, 68, Inverness passed away at home on Aug. 13, 2015 following a lengthy illness. Jim was born in Aurora, IL on April 24, 1947 to the late Frederick and June (Oneson) Eckhardt and spent much of his childhood in that area before moving to Florida. He was a retired Financial Planner and practiced in Pasco and Pinellas County. After moving to Inverness, he was employed by the former South Trust Bank and Barnett Bank. Jim and his wife enjoyed traveling, scuba diving, and riding their motorcycles. They especially enjoyed diving in the Keys where they were married 21 years ago. Jim is survived by his wife Lynn Eckhardt of Inverness and his sister, Karen Bowler and her husband, Jim of Schaumburg, IL. Jim's father passed away in 2007 and his mother in 1996. At Jim's request, there will be no services. Following cremation, his ashes will be spread in one of his favorite locations. In Jim's memory, friends may send memorials to: Citrus Aid Cancer Foundation, 522 No. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto, FL 34461. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family.


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


Evelyn A Elmore, 82, Homosassa, FL
EVELYN ANN ELMORE, age 82, Homosassa, died July 6, 2015 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast staff. Evelyn was born on January 27, 1933 in Ishpeming, MI to the late Jarl and Martha (Holma) Pontti. Evelyn worked at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI as a Registered Nurse. She was very artistic, enjoyed making baskets, and was an excellent seamstress who made all of her children's clothing. She was an avid reader and excellent cook. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 60 years, George R. Elmore; sons Paul (Denise) Elmore, Sugarland, TX, Philip Elmore, Trenton, MI; daughters Cynthia (Barry) Steele, Brownstown, MI and Teresa (James) Ortner, Chandler, AZ; brothers Donald (Jeanne) Pontti, Kodiak, AK and James (Judy) Pequet, Spring Arbor, MI; sister Lorraine K. Kreske, Jonesville, MI; 7 grandchildren, Jennifer, Scott, Sarah, Jimmy, Jake, Noelle and Jaycie and three great-grandchildren, Adrian, Ashton and Reese. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Friday, July 10, 2015 at 12:00 Noon at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will greet friends in visitation from 3-5 PM on Thursday, July 9, 2015. Memorial donations are requested to Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Patricia L Ewry, 74, Homosassa, FL
Patricia L. Ewry, 74, Homosassa, FL died July 22 2015 at her residence. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL


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


Christopher B Flippen, 46, Inverness, FL
Christopher B. Flippen, 46, of Inverness, FL passed away August 10, 2015 at his residence in Inverness. He was born in Neptune, NJ on September 26, 1968. Christopher was a Presbyterian by faith, and a Patient Service Technician for medical equipment companies. Christopher arrived in this area in 2007, coming from Tom's River, NJ. He loved watching his son play baseball, and enjoyed all types of sports. He was a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, the New York Yankees, and the Nebraska Huskers. He also participated in the Inverness Little League as both coach and official. Chris was a brother of Nu Delta Pi fraternity at Kean University. He was preceded in death by his father, Jeffrey B. Flippen. He is survived by his loving wife of 13 years, Amy Flippen. Other survivors include his son, Timothy Flippen of Inverness, and his mother, Abie Flippen-Smith, and several aunts, uncles and cousins, as well as countless friends. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service is scheduled for Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 3:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. The family will receive friends in visitation at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.


James L Foust, Jr., 49, Floral City, FL
James Loyal Foust, Jr., age 49, Floral City, died July 16, 2015 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Jamie was born on NOvember 12, 1965 in Brooksville to James L. Foust, Sr. and Carol (Hooker) Foust. He served our country in the United States Air Force. Jamie worked as a printer for various printing companies. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle. Survivors include his daughter Ashley Foust; his father James Foust, Sr. and his sister Cheryl Strand; Uncle Jere and Aunt Darlene Hooker and many other extended relatives. He was preceded in death by his mother, Carol Hooker Foust. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


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


Godfrey M Gibbons, 72, Inverness, FL
Godfrey M. Gibbons, age 72, died July 26, 2015. Godfrey was born on May 1, 1943 in New York City to the late Louis and Frances (Dixon) Gibbons Hunter. He was a commercial bus driver and an avid fan of transportation systems, especially trains and buses. A loving man devoted to his family, he will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Left to cherish his memory is his brother William Hunter, Jr. (Tracy) Fishkill, NY; his sister Louise Gibbons-Blocker, Jamaica, NY; special friends Cathy and Orelio (Papo) Alfonso and James King; many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law Freddie Phillip Blocker, niece Dawn Miller, nephew Tracy Blocker and great nieces Jasper Beth Harris and Thyais Blocker. Private arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


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


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


Isabelle K Glowacki, 84, Inverness, FL
ISABELLE K. GLOWACKI, age 84, Inverness, died July 18, 2015 under the care of the staff of Citrus Health and Rehab and her loving family. Isabelle was born on November 10, 1930 in Erie, PA to the late Frank and Stella (Koprowski) Szparaga. She worked as a machinist for American Meter Company for over ten years. Isabelle was talented in making crafts, was an excellent seamstress and was a blue ribbon winner for her crocheted pieces at the Citrus County Fair. She was a wonderful homemaker and cook. She enjoyed playing bingo and cards. She was a volunteer at the Citrus County Blood Bank and also volunteered at the VA Clinic. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 57 years, Henry J. Glowacki; her son, Matthew (Caroline) Glowacki, Erie, PA; her daughter Marianne Glowacki and her companion Wayne Luther, Inverness, FL; her brother Henry Szparaga, Erie, PA; two grandchildren, Philip and Garrett Glowacki and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother Leo Szparaga and her sister Jean Michalski. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 9:30 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Inurnment will be private at the Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Marshell D Goforth, 76, Invernss, FL
Marshell David Goforth, 76, of Inverness, FL passed away August 10, 2015 under the care of HPH Hospice Care Center, Lecanto, FL. He was born on September 19, 1938 in Reliance, TN to the late James and Martha Goforth. Marshell was a heavy equipment mechanic, and a U.S. Army veteran. He arrived in this area in the early 1960's, coming from Reliance, was a Baptist by faith, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time outdoors. He is survived by his children David (Cindy) Goforth of Leesburg, GA, and Diana St. Hilaire of Martin, GA; 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


William R Graf, 81, Inverness, FL
William R. Graf, age 81 passed away peacefully in his home with family at his side, on July 15, 2015. Bill was born on December 8, 1933 in St. Paul, Minnesota, son of Charles and Ruth Graf, brother of Dick (Mary Jo-deceased), Roger (Nancy), Loren (Marilyn) and the late Don (Sandy-deceased). He lived in St. Paul and Burlington, Iowa beore retiring to Inverness, FL, with his wife Mary. Bill served in the US Marine Corps and was a veteran of the Korean War. Bill was beloved by his wife Mary and was a loving father to Teri (Jose), Reenie, Ali (Jim), Dori (Dan), Audrey (Bob), Katy (Jeff), Deb (Duane-deceased), Roger-deceased (Dixie), Randy (Dana), Barb (Charlie) and Eric (Karla). He is also survived by 25 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to gather for a celebration of his life at the First Christian Church of Inverness Fellowship Hall, 2018 Colonade Street, Inverness, FL 34453 on Saturday, July 18th from 1:00-3:00 PM. Cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Herman Gregory, 79, Inverness, FL
Herman Gregory, age 79, Inverness, died July 8, 2015 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Herman was born on November 10, 1935 in Laurel County, KY to the late Joseph and Doris (Jones) Gregory. He was employed by Monsanto Chemical Company for over 30 years. He was an accomplished bricklayer, stone mason and Masonic brother of North Bend Lodge #346, throughout his years at Monsanto and after his retirement. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 26 years, June Gregory; his children Daniel Gregory, Donna Gregory (preceded in death), Tina Barrett, Cincinnati, OH, Cynthia (David) Knippenberg, Lawrenceburg, IN, Susan (Terry) Tucker, Batavia, OH and Shawn (Christina) Gregory, Cincinnati, OH; stepchildren Sharon (James) Buchanan, Cincinnati, OH, Steven (Michelle) Snyder, Cincinnati, OH, Donna (Timothy) Huckaby, Aurora, IN and Edwina (Edward) Watson, Hebron, KY; his brothers Kenneth (Karen) Gregory, Cincinnati, OH and Glenn (April) Carroll, Dayton, OH; his sisters Shirley Witt (preceded in death), Carol (Manuel) Couch, North Vernon, IN and Jean (Rusty) Sellmeyer. He had 19 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. A celebration and tribute to Herman’s life will be held on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 3:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. A second ceremony will be held in Cincinnati, OH to celebrate Herman’s life at a date to be announced by the Gregory Family. The Gregory family respectfully requests all family and friends to donate in Herman’s name to either contribute to the American Heart Association or the National Kidney Foundation in lieu of sending flowers.


Jane D Griffin, 96, Homosassa, FL
Jane D. Griffin, age 96, of Homosassa, FL, passed away on July 8, 2015 under the loving care of her family and the staff of Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast. Jane was born on August 23, 1918 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Arthur and Cleo (Ecklund) Conlin. She relocated from Cleveland, OH to Citrus County with her husband, Armund, 68 years ago. She had a great love for dogs and her true passion was breeding and raising English Springer Spaniel show dogs and attending dog shows. Jane is preceded in death by her loving husband, Armund. Left to mourn her passing and cherish her memory are her daughter, Trudy Griffin Bond of Homosassa, FL; son, Gerald Griffin of Homosassa, FL; grandson, Todd Griffin of Hudson, FL; 1 great grandchild and her dear lifelong friend, Marie Cortelli of Cleveland, OH. Private arrangements by Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Theresa A Griffin, 56, Inverness, FL
Send plaque to: Patsy Dilbert 5221 E. Mimosa Lane, Inverness, FL 34450 THERESA A. "ACE" GRIFFIN, age 56 of Inverness, died August 11, 2015 surrounded by her loving family after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Theresa was born February 17, 1959 in Atlanta, Georgia to Patsy (Wilbanks) Dilbert and the late Bobby Gene Griffin. She moved to Florida in 1964 with her family and to Inverness in 1966. Theresa was employed as a waitress throughout her life. She could light up a room with her gorgeous smile and truly made an impression on everyone she met. Theresa was a wonderful singer and loved karoake. She also loved to dance and spent many hours dancing with her grandson in the living room. Left to treasure Theresa's precious memory are her loving mother, Patsy Dilbert, Inverness, Florida; 3 cherished daughters, Heather Nicole Murray, St. Petersburg, FL; Caitlin Alyse Nicholson (Tony), Floral City, FL; and Brianna Leah Foulkrod, Hernando, Florida. She also leaves behind 2 brothers, Bobby Eugene Griffin Jr. (Paula), Toccoa, Georgia; and Tony Dee Griffin, Inverness, Florida as well as 2 precious grandchildren, James Gregory Daniel Weber; and Ava Nicholson. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Donald R Gronauer, 94, Inverness, FL
Donald R. Gronauer, 94, of Inverness, Florida passed away July 18, 2015 at New Horizons ALF in Inverness. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 8, 1920 to the late Frederick and Mable (Blattermane) Gronauer. Donald was in Expeditor in the construction industry, and a very avid and talented golfer; making numerous holes-in-one. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, and a member of the Unity Church in Lee Summit, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his brother Fred Gronauer. Donald is survived by his loving wife of 74 years, Kathryn Gronauer of Inverness. Other survivors include his children John (Emily Harris) Gronauer of Brooksville, FL, and Janice (Gerald) Goodwin of Dunedin, FL; 4 grandsons and 5 great-grandchildren. A graveside service with military honors is scheduled for Friday, July 31, 2015 at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Doug M Guth, 90, Inverness, FL
DOUG MACARTHUR GUTH, 90, died August 18, 2015 surrounded by his family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast staff in Lecanto. Doug was born July 13, 1925 in Baltimore, MD. to the late Charles and Myrtle (McClelland) Guth. He relocated to Inverness in 1996. Doug was a Navy veteran and proudly served during WWII as a radio operator. He was then employed as a General Foreman at Bethlehem Steel. Doug was a member of the Inverness VFW Post #4337, the Patapsco Masonic Lodge #183 of Dundalk, MD. and the Inverness Golf and Country Club. He also attended St. Margaret's Episcopal Church. Doug was preceded in death by his first wife, Ida V. (Nemsick). He is survived by his second wife, Sue Guth, and 3 sons, Douglas and wife Kathy, Charles and wife Rosemary, Robert and wife Vickie, step-daughter Sherry Mazza and husband Michael, stepson Paul Taylor and wife Ginni, stepson Keith Taylor and wife Sally. Doug is also survived by 10 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, August 22, 11:00 a.m. at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Inverness. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Hospice of Citrus County.


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


Barbara J Hensley, 63, Floral City, FL
Barbara M. Hensley, 63, Floral City passed away Aug 10, 2015 at her residence under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus and The Nature Coast. Barbara was born in St. Petersburg, FL on June 16, 1952 to the late Charles and Edna (Canning) McAninch and came to this area in 1979 from there. Barbara graduated from Northeast High School in St. Petersburg and received her Bachelors Degree in education from the University of South Florida. Following graduation, she taught at Starkey Elementary School in Largo. After moving to Inverness, she taught at Pleasant Grove Elementary School and the First United Methodist Church's Footsteps school. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Larry Hensley of Floral City; three children, Jeremy W. Hensley and wife Katie, Inverness; Keri Leigh Hensley, Charlotte, NC; Megan Marie Davis and husband, Donald of Tallahassee, FL; 1 sister, Susie Robertson and husband Rick of St Petersburg; 5 grandchildren, Melissa Marie Kelsey, Jacob Wayne Hensley, Landon Clyde Hensley, Dominic Anthony Hensley; Oliver Benjamin Davis. There will be a celebration of Barbara's life on Saturday, Aug. 15th at 2:00 PM at Cornerstone Baptist Church with Pastor Greg Kell officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until the hour of service. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to: Barbara Hensley Scholarship Fund, % United Way of Citrus Co., 1205 NE 5th Street, Crystal River, FL 34429


James W Herringshaw, 86, Inverness, FL
JAMES WILLIAM HERRINGSHAW, age 86, Lecanto, died August 4, 2015 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast. James was born on February 23, 1929 in Cleveland, OH to the late Lowell G. and Hattie (Strietzel) Herringshaw. He served our country in the United States Army. James was employed by the City of Inverness as a building official for many years. A very giving and caring man, he volunteered many hours helping with housing assistance for the elderly. Left to cherish his memory is his son, James Herringshaw; his daughter Paula Friebertshauser, both of Chardon, OH; step-sons Bob Petti and Domenic Petti and step-daughter Donna Brooks; 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Rosemarie and a son Daniel. Private arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home.


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


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


Charles P Holbrook, 89, Hernando, FL
Charles P. Holbrook, age 89, Hernando, died Aug 5, 2015 under the loving care of his familly and the staff of Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast in Lecanto. Charles was born September 3, 1925 in Winsted, CT to the late Charles W. and Helen (Persons) Holbrook. He served our country in the United States Army Air Corp during WWII from 1944 through 1946 . He served in the 8th Air Force in England on a B24 as an airplane armorer and gunner, while in flight was ball turret gunner. Charles' education journey started with the Gilbert School, Randolph Macon Academy and he went on to receive his Bachelor of Science degree from Connecticut State Teachers College and his Masters Degree in Education from University of Hartford and his sixth year at UCONN. He was a teacher at Thomaston High School for 37 years, the last 15 as the English Department Head. Charles was also a part-time ski instructor at Mohawk Mountain in Cornwall, CT and a member of the Professional Ski Instructors of America. He was a member of the American Legion, past president of the Thomaston Lions Club and served on the Board of Directors for Thomaston Rod and Gun Club in Litchfield County. He moved to Florida in 1990 and built a home with his wife in Citrus Hills. He enjoyed golf and bocce. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 52 years, Mary Lou Holbrook; his son Marc Holbrook, his wife Kristen and their children Shannen and Dylan; his daughter Allyson Holbrook, Waltham, MA. He was preceded in death by a son, Charles R. Holbrook. His feelings about his life are summed up in the words of his favorite poet, Robert Frost in The Road Not Taken "Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." A celebration and tribute to Charles life will be held on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 11:00 AM with Reverend Brandon Lauranzon from Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church officiating at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory with military honors to follow. The family will greet friends in visitation from 10:30 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Hortense J Holland, 72, Inverness, FL
HORTENSE "JOAN" HOLLAND, age 72, Lecanto, passed away July 30, 2015 under the loving care of the wonderful staff at Citrus Hills Health and Rehab and Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast. Joan was a loving sister, a gentle soul and a friend to everyone she met. She truly loved animals especially dogs. She was a second mom to her nephews who lived near her and was happy to entertain all the young friends and relatives who visited. Joan was born on Jan 22, 1943 in Queens, NY to Hortense M. Harmon and Edwin Z. Holland, who both predeceased her in 2002. She was a clerk for the Federal Government in Washington, DC before she moved to Inverness with her parents in 1978 and went to work as a mail clerk at Citrus Memorial Hospital until her retirement in 2000. Joan is survived by her siblings Helen Shanklin (Donald deceased 09/30/2014), Granbury, TX, Dr. Edwin Holland (Vickery) Inverness, FL, and M. Patty Noyes (Karl, Jr.) Clarksburg, MD; 6 nephews: Jim Shanklin, Joe Shanklin, John Shanklin, Mike Holland, Steve Holland, Karl Noyes, III and two nieces: Julie Shanklin Phillips and Kathleen Noyes Gwinn and 15 great-nephews and nieces. Cremation will take place at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory. A memorial service is planned at a later date at Citrus Hills Health and Rehab in Lecanto.


Lee Huckleberry, 87, Dunnellon, FL
LEE HUCKLEBERRY, 87, died August 31, 2015 while under the care of Cypress Cove Care Center in Crystal River. Lee was born on September 18, 1927 in Salem, IN to the late Elmer and Millie (Fleenor) Huckleberry. Lee and his wife Alverta moved to the area in 1988. He spent many years teaching technical skills to 11th and 12th grade students. In his spare time, Lee enjoyed restoring antique automobiles. He was also a member of the Elks club for a number of years. Left to mourn his passing is his wife of 58 years, Alverta; one son, James Lee Huckleberry of Adairsville, GA; and one daughter, Linda Lea Hensley of Dunnellon, FL. He is also survived by five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Private arrangements under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


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


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


Sharon S Janus, 83, Inverness, FL
Shemiran S. "Sharon" Janus, 83, of Inverness, FL passed away August 5, 2015 at her residence in Inverness. She was born in Iran on October 18, 1931 to the late Ivan and Mary (Adjemian) Abrahamian. Sharon was a Registered Nurse, and arrived in this area in 2004, coming from Chicago, Ill. She was a Catholic by faith, and attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Sharon was a consumate homemaker who enjoyed playing the slot machines at Hard Rock Casino, Tampa. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank Janus in 2006. Survivors include her son Frank J. Janus of Inverness, and nephew Donald Abrahamian of Arlington Heights, Ill. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Richard " Jarvis, 71, Inverness, FL
Richard Allan “Rick” Jarvis, age 71, Inverness passed away at home on July 17, 2015 under the care of his family and Hospice. Rick was born August 17, 1943 in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada to Richard Stanhope and Eleanor Mae (Derbyshire) Jarvis. He lived in Peru for part of his childhood and then moved to Miami, Florida where he graduated from Coral Gables High School. Part of his adult life was spent living in Alabama. In 1993, Rick came to Inverness where he was the former owner of Dynabody Fitness Center prior to retirement. He always took great pride in his business following his favorite motto, “plan your work and work your plan.” He truly relished the friends he made during his time in business. He had a great smile and sense of humor that brightened so many people’s lives. Anyone who knew Rick knew where he would be at any time of day since he was so routine in his daily life. Early in life he had a great passion for flying airplanes. He also enjoyed watching and playing golf, playing racquetball, and going to the gym. His favorite movie was The Bucket List. Rick was a loving father and devoted husband. He was so generous and caring and would do anything for his family and friends. Survivors include his wife, Joan; 4 children, Rick Jarvis, North Bay Village, FL; Jessica DiLeo and husband, James of Inverness; Kristin Jarvis, Inverness; Stefania Jarvis, Crystal River; 1 brother, Victor Jarvis, Savannah, GA; 3 grandchildren, Hayden, Charleigh, and Jayden.  Rick will be greatly loved and missed by his family and friends. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements


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


Corinne A Kielan, 68, Lecanto, FL
Corinne A. Kielan, 68, of Lecanto, FL passed away August 26, 2015 under the care of Hospice and the Nature Coast, Inverness, FL. She was born in Detroit, MI on October 26, 1946 to the late Norbert and Helen (Kraft) Wagner. Corinne was employed by Krejci Academy in Naperville, IL for 22 years. She arrived in this area in 2007, coming from Oswego, IL and attended Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills, FL. Corinne enjoyed golfing, painting, ceramics, gardening, time outdoors and at the beach. She was preceded in death by her siblings Jim Wagner and Nancy Wagner. Corinne is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Dennis Kielan. Other survivors include her children Kimberly (Robert) Mc Alpine of Ottawa, IL, Dawn (Paul) Szymanski of Houston, TX, Alan (Angela) Kielan of Poplar Grove, IL, and Joseph (Tabitha) Kielan of Ottawa, IL; sisters Elaine Davidson and Michelle Kliffel of the Detroit MI area; grandchildren Justin, Cody, Steven, Ryan, Brianna, Nate, Kirsty, Ashley, Jorma, Ella, Jorie, Jake, and Riley; and great-grandchildren Ryder, Hadley, Carson, Brennen, Landon, Braxten, Brent, Gabreil, and Zachary. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Monday, 2:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. The Right Reverend Avelino Garcia, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, will be officiating. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home 1 hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Corinne's name to either the Arthritis Foundation, National Office, 1330 W. Peachtree St., Suite 100, Atlanta, GA, 30309 or Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


George J King, 72, Inverness, FL
GEORGE J KING, JR, age 72 of Inverness, died in the arms of his daughter and son on August 19, 2015 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. George was born September 23, 1942 in Oak Park, IL to the late George J. King, Sr. and Gloria (Schmidt) King. In 1955 he moved to Florida with his family. George was owner/operator of a brush removal and hauling business. He was a member and Sergeant at Arms of ABATE (American Bikers Aimed Toward Education), Lake County Chapter. George enjoyed riding motorcycles and was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing with his son and being out in nature. George was a fan of the Florida Gators and enjoyed attending the games with his daughter. He adored his grandchildren and loved spending time with them. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Rena (Brown) King; his sons David (Sabrina) King of Inverness, and Danny King of Jacksonville; daughters, Holly (Travis) Tatman of Citrus Springs, and Debra (Jeff) Smith of Lake City; his sister, Patricia Jowers of Clearwater. He leaves behind his beloved granchildren, Noah, Gracee, Juliet, Savannah, Lily, Dawson, Paige, Nicholas, Devin, Kobe, Jennifer and Ashley. A graveside memorial service will be held on Monday, August 31, 2015 at 10:00 AM at Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family invites friends to join them at 9:15 AM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory to form the procession to the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested in George's memory to ABATE.


Howard J Lauben, 74, Inverness, FL
Howard Joseph Lauben, 74, Inverness passed away July 25, 2015 in the Oak Hill Hospital, Brooksville, FL. Howard was born June 9, 1941 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Howard J. and Catherine (Wharton) Lauben and came to this area in 1978 from St. James, Long Island, NY. He was a retired insurance sales representative and member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. Other affiliations include Knights of Columbus Council 6391 (Life Member) and the Inverness Loyal Order of Moose. Left to mourn his loss is his wife of 54 years, Alma (Ochs) Lauben; his son, Joseph M. Lauben, Inverness; his daughter, Roslyn Geer and her husband, Gary of Homosassa; 3 grandchildren, Michael, Tina, and Elisabeth and 8 great-grandchildren The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Tuesday, July 28th at 2:30 PM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Erwin Belgica, celebrant. Entombment will follow in Fero Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Beverly Hills. Reposing hours will be this evening (Monday) from 6-8 PM. at Chas E Davis Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions are requested to the American Cancer Society.


Wanda M Linary, 68, Inverness, FL
WANDA MARIA LINARY, 68, Inverness, died August 28, 2015 at home while under the loving care of her family. Wanda was born on July 7, 1947 to the late Peter and Janina Haba. Peter was a POW during WWII until liberated by the American Army. He left the Polish Army to join and fight for the American Army. After the war, he brought his family to the U.S. through the Port of New Orleans and then settled in New York City where Wanda was raised in the Bronx. After marrying her teenage sweetheart, they relocated to the Catskill Mountains to raise their three children. Wanda lived in that same home for 42 years and was employed as a toll collector for the New York State Thruway Authority for over 22 years. In 2010, she beame a United States Citizen, which was a very proud moment in her life. Wanda moved to Inverness in January 2012 to be close to family. She was an avid book reader, enjoyed playing games on her computer, doing crafts, shopping at WalMart and eating out. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 50 years, Michael Linary; her children Lucille Linary, Elkridge, MD, Vincent Linary, Hudson, NY and Diana Linary (husband Michael Schommer), Inverness; three grandchildren, Janina Rose, Vincent, Jr. and Victor. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Alice M Lowe, 89, Inverness, FL
ALICE M. LOWE, age 89, Inverness, Florida died August 10, 2015 under the loving care of her family and the staff of Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast. Alice was born May 21, 1926 in Kettle Island, Kentucky to the late Oddis and Julia (Walker) Craft. She moved to the area in 1972 from Bandon, Oregon. She greatly enjoyed quilting and sewing and had won several awards for her quilting skills at various fairs and competitions. Alice was also a talented cook and great mother to her children. Left to treasure her memory are her son Craft "Lowell" Lowe of Brooksville, FL; her daughter Susan Denney of Tillamook, Oregon; her daughter Ruth Crum of Reno, Nevada; daughter Carolyn (Jerry) Magnuson of Waterloo, South Carolina; sister Willie Jean Mills of Inverness, FL; and brother Richard (Bobbie) Craft of Inverness, FL. She also leaves behind 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Alice was preceeded in death by Lowell, her husband of 54 years. Private cremation arrangements by Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


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


Douglas R McGinty, 41, Dunnellon, FL
Douglas Raymond McGinty, age 41, Dunnellon, died August 7, 2015. Douglas was born on September 25, 1973 in Lackawanna, NY to Joseph McGinty and Robin (Todd) Hall. Doug was employed in the landscape industry. He leaves behind to cherish his memory is wife of 12 years, Kimberly McGinty; his son Kodie McGinty; his daughter Kennedie McGinty; His parents Joseph (Dennie) McGinty and Robin (Cliff) Hall; his brother Christopher McGinty and sister Stephanie McGinty and many extended family members. He was preceded in death by a son Douglas Joseph McGinty and a sister Cassie McGinty. A Memorial Mass will be held on August 22, 2015 at 9:30 AM at 14 Holy Helper's Church in West Seneca, NY, followed by a celebration of life at 341 Schultz Road, Elma, NY. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Virginia M McGuire, 90, Lecanto, FL
VIRGINIA M. McGuire, age 90, Lecanto, died July 26, 2015 under the care of the staff of Brentwood, Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast and her loving family. Virginia was born on January 14, 1925 in Jamaica Plains, MA to the late Arthur and Helen (Lehmann) Jurjurian. Virginia enjoyed going bowling and was an excellent cook. She loved going to the casinos. She is survived by her children Thomas E. McGuire, Carlstadt, NJ and Kathleen Lynch, Beverly Hills, FL, a sister-in-law Juanita Ohman, five grandchildren and eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Walter E. McGuire, daughter-in-law, Patricia McGuire and son-in-law James Lynch. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Angel A Meiklejohn, 83, Hernando, FL
"Angel" Winifred A. Meiklejohn, 83, of Hernando, FL passed away August 5, 2015 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Inverness, FL. She was born in Niagara Falls, NY on March 25, 1932 to the late Louis Grover and Irene (Duval) Cleveland. Angel arrived in this area in 1990, coming from Ransomville, NY; was a protestant by faith, and a dedicated homemaker. She enjoyed bowling, playing card games, doing crossword puzzles, and spending time with her family. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 65 years, Adam D. Meiklejohn, her children Gary (Barbara) Meiklejohn of Henrietta, NY, Rick Meiklejohn of Wilson, NY, and Judy Meiklejohn of Webster, NY; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Hattie M Melton, 88, Floral City, FL
Hattie M. Melton died on July 22nd, 2015 while under the loving care of her daughter and the staff of Citrus Memorial Hospital. She was 88 years old and resided in Floral City, FL. She moved to Citrus County from Largo, FL in 1985. Hattie greatly enjoyed gardening in her spare time. John, her husband of 64 years, preceded her in death in 2012. Left to mourn her passing and cherish her memory is her daughter, Phyllis Melton of Decatur, GA. Private cremation arrangements by Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Carmen G Mercado, 70, Inverness , FL
Carmen G. Mercado, 70, of Inverness, FL passed away July 31, 2015 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. She was born January 6, 1945 in Lares, Puerto Rico to the late Juan and Ines (Flores) Mercado. Carmen arrived in this area in 2009, coming from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. and was a Protestant by faith. She was very dedicated to her family, and enjoyed fishing. She is survived by her children Alejandro Arcelay of Inverness, Hector Mercado of Puerto Rico, Carmen Arcelay of Inverness, and Yodaliz Mercado of Puerto Rico; brothers Victor and Carlos Mercado; and 13 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


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


Janet L Nahmias, 83, Inverness, FL
JANET L. NAHMIAS, age 83, of Inverness, passed away August 30, 2015 at Arbor Trail Rehab under the care of Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast, with her husband at her side. She was born on August 6, 1932 to Angelo and Jennie Fuggi. She worked at Strouse-Adler and American Tube Bending Company before entering retail business. She served as head bookkeeper at Brooks Drugs, King's Dept. Store, Woolco Dept. Store and Walgreen's Drugs. She was skillful in crafts, with a vivid imagination that she used to create unusual projects. She won numerous awards and ribbons for her displays. She retired to Inverness in 1991. Janet was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, sisters Vera Buffo, Catherine Parret, Josephine McMahon, Mary Wierzbicki and brother, Angelo Fuggi. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Jack, and son, Gary, of Garland, TX, and sister Eleanor Adams. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Janet will be conducted on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015 at 2:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, with Fr. Erwin Belgica, officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1:00 PM until service time. Burial will follow at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 241670, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


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


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


Lorene M Parks, 89, Homosassa, FL
Lorene M. Parks, 89, of Homosassa, FL passed away July 10, 2015 at her residence in Homosassa. She was born on May 5, 1926 in Stokes County, North Carolina to the late Isaiah and Alice (Wall) Montgomery. Lorene arrived in this area in June, coming from Murphy, NC, was a homemaker, and was of the Moravian faith. She loved flowers, and spending time with her Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Roger Parks in 2001; and one son, Mark Parks, Sr. Survivors include her children Joel Parks Sr. of Ocala, FL, Judy (Steven) Bell of Winston-Salem, NC, and Karen Gregory of Homosassa; sister Essie Tedder of Germanton, NC; grandchildren Joel, Maria, Felicia, Josh, Mark and Tabitha; and several great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at Lorene's family cemetery in Stokes County, N.C. at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL, 34464. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


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


Dorothy A Patnode, 80, Inverness, FL
Dorothy Ann Patnode, 80, Inverness passed away July 15, 2015 in Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center Hospital in Crystal River. Mrs Patnode was born Oct 23, 1934 in St Helen, MI to the late George and Catherine (Bigelow) Gibbs and moved here in 1997 from Jackson, MI. She was a retired owner/operator of an insurance agency and worshiped at the First Church of God in Inverness. She participated in the L.I.F.T. activities here in Citrus County and enjoyed her card games. Dorothy was preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years, Elgin "Jim" R. Patnode. Left to mourn her loss are 4 children, Jimmie Patnode; Michael Patnode; Roger Patnode and wife Karin; Debra Bucholtz and husband Donald; her brother, Raymond Gibbs; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home on Sunday, July 19, 2:00 P.M., with viewing one hour prior. Pastor Tom Walker will officiate. Following cremation, urn burial will follow in the Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City at a later date.


Woodrow L Pitre, 75, Inverness, FL
Woodrow Lee Pitre, Phd., 75, Inverness, died July 24, 2015 in Arbor Trail Health and Rehab Center. Dr. Pitre was born in New Orleans, LA on Dec 27, 1939 to Woodrow W. and Virginia Bassett Pitre and moved to this area in 1989 from Port St. Lucie, FL. He was a retired municipal zoning and planning administrator. During his lifetime, Dr. Pitre taught at several universities: Calhoun State Junior College, Rio Grand College, Indiana University Purdue University of Indianapolis (UPUI), Barry University, Sumpter Correctional, finally retiring from Withlacoochee Technical College in Inverness. He was a Naval and Air Force veteran and active member of Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church. Other affiliations include the Florida Democratic Party, Loyal Order of Moose, Lions Club, and Past President of the Florida Planning and Zoning Commission. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Janice (Stoelting) Pitre of Inverness, 2 children, Eric Pitre and his wife, April of Tampa; Virginia "Ginger" Roberge and husband, Sylvain of Titusville, FL; 1 sister, Jeanne Soileau, New Iberia, LA; 2 grandchildren, Hannah Vossen and Sophia Pitre. Dr. Pitre's life will be celebrated Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 3:00 PM from Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Mrs Diane Kahler and John Chiappetta officiating. Following cremation, burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home from 2:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by Hospice of Citrus County as well as Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church.


Frances M Popko, 97, Floral City, FL
FRANCES "FRAN" MARIE GLASS POPKO, age 97, Floral City, died July 30, 2015 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Frances was born on September 12, 1917 in Ridgway, PA to the late Lawrence and Emma (Wittman) Glass. Frances moved to St. Mary's, PA where she graduated from St. Mary's High School. She graduated from Henry Ford Hospital School of Nursing located in Detroit, MI in 1939. She went on to spend her lifetime caring for and educating patients and their families with her nursing skills. She was employed by Mercy Hospital in Miami as head nurse and then served as inservice instructor and finally as supervisor of nursing. She became school nurse at the American International School in Kabul Afghanistan, where her husband was stationed with Pan American Airlines, as communications instructor to the Ariana Afghan Airlines personnel for nine years. She and her husband retired to the Floral City/Oak Forest area and she was active with the Floral City Homemakers and Historical Society as well as parishoner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church . Frances also served on the reception and welcoming committee of the Oak Forest Homeowners Association. She was employed by Citrus County Family and Community Educators. Left to treasure her memory is her son Edward S. Popko III and his wife Geraldine, Woodstock, NY; her daughters Nora Jane Popko, Orlando and Mary Ellen Popko, Winter Garden; grandchildren Edward Popko III and Captain Gerald B. Popko. She was preceded in death by her husband Edward S. Popko, both of her sisters Dorothy Timmons and Julia Wanner and her brother Norman Glass. Friends are invited to share their memories of her life at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 7, 2015 at 3:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Laura T Prohl, 94, Inverness, FL
LAURA PROHL (nee Tignor), 94, recently of Inverness, FL, longtime resident of Highland and Hammond, IN. Beloved wife of the late Franklin W. Prohl, Jr. Loving daughter of the late Jerry and Mary Uncapher Tignor. Dearest sister of Carol (LeRoy) Kestner of Homewood, IL, loving sister-in-law of Beverly (Jerry) Tignor and Natalie (Tom) Tignor. Laura was preceded in death by brothers Robert, Thomas and Jerry Jr. and sister Bertha (Ralph) Smith. She is survived by her sister Carol and many nieces and nephews. Laura served honorably in the United States Marine Corps from 1943-1945, stationed in San Diego and New York. She retired from the position of Vice-President at Hoosier State Bank in Hammond, IN before moving to Florida in 1994 where she worked as financial secretary at the First Baptist Church of Inverness until retiring. In the early morning hours of Friday, August 28, 2015, Laura passed away from complications of cancer, COPD, congestive heart failure and old age. Services will be held on Monday, August 31, 2015 at 7:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Donations in Laura's memory are requested to First Baptist Church of Inverness in lieu of flowers.


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


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


Marie V Riley, 83, Homosassa, FL
MARIE V. RILEY, age 83, of Homosassa, FL, passed away July 24, 2015 in the loving care of her family and HPH Hospice. Marie was born on July 24, 1932 in Oak Park, IL to the late F. Robert and Geraldine (Beals) Hueberger. Left to treasure her memory is her son Vincent W. Riley and his wife Tracey, her daughter Sally V. Fylstra and her husband William, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Through her talents in sewing, Marie was active in crafting quilts for servicemen in the VA Hospital. Her efforts also served various local charities for children, women and animals. Marie was also a proud member of The Red Hat Society, Creative Sewers, Quilters for Hospice, Early American Rug Hookers and the SPCA. A memorial service to honor Marie will be held at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL on Friday, August 7th at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Sarah Campbell officiating. Interment will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.


Deborah A Roberson, 54, Beverly Hills, FL
Deborah Ann Roberson, age 54, Beverly Hills, died as a result of an auto accident on August 7, 2015 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Deborah was born on October 17, 1960 in Fort Wayne, IN to Donald K. and Emma L. (Harden) Roberson. In the year 2000, Debbie moved to FL from Phoenix AZ to be closer to family. She had lived in the Phoenix area for 36 years and during that time, attended schools in the Scottsdale area, worked clerical jobs, was a bank teller and waitress at a French restaurant. Debbie became a step-mother to 2 son's, Chris and Brian, from her third and last husband, Tim Burnham, all from the Phoenix area. She had a kind and loving heart for her dogs and all people. Debbie never had any children of her own and her animals meant the world to her. She loved camping, growing house plants, and was a great cook. Survivors include her long time companion, Andrew (Andy) Zajack, Beverly Hills; her mother Emma Roberson, Epworth, GA; her sisters Donna Lou O'Connor and her husband Michael of Canton, GA and Julie Marie Hearndon and her husband Jerry, of Phoenix, AZ.; 2 nephews, Shawn M. O'Connor of CA, and Ryan J. Gorman of Phoenix, AZ; paternal grandparents George H. and Charlotte E. Roberson of Venice, FL, previously of Ft. Wayne, IN; 2 aunts, Judy Harden Ellis and Dolores Harden Busick. She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Keith Roberson and maternal grandparents Henry and Flora Harden. A celebration of life and memorial tribute to Deborah will be held on Wednesday, 3:00 P.M.at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Patricia A Rock, 59, Inverness, FL
PATRICIA "PATTY" ANN ROCK, age 59, Inverness, died September 1, 2015 at her residence under the loving care of her family. Patty was born on December 30, 1955 in Escanaba, MI to the late Vincent and Dorothy (Jokie) Lewis. She served our country in the United States Army Reserve. A loving wife, mother and "Mimi", she was devoted to her family and her family members felt she was and will continue to be "the glue of the family." She was a caring and self-less person. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 35 years, Robert Rock; her son Robert Rock, Jr. (wife-Lara), Columbus, MS; daughters Christine Waller (husband-Adam), Floral City, FL and Elisabeth Rock, Lady Lake, FL; brothers Richard Lewis, Las Cruces, NM, Dean Lewis (wife-Bettye), Palm Springs, CA, Michael Lewis (wife-Mary), Crown Point, TN; sisters Sandra Hiss (husband-Richard), Las Cruces, NM, Linda Lewis and Susan Belleau (husband-Brent), all of Sault Ste. Marie, MI; grandchildren Brayden, Caleb and Aubree. A celebration and tribute to Patty's life will be held on Friday, September 4, 2015 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Joan M Ryan, 82, Hernando, FL
JOAN MARY RYAN, age 82, Hernando, died July 15, 2015 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast. Joan was born on April 7, 1933 in Lynn, MA. She was employed by General Electric as a clerk. Joan enjoyed playing tennis and golfing; she was a member of the Citrus Hills Golf Club. Her favorite television show was NCIS. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Ryan. She is survived by her nephew Stephen B. Hume, New Port Richey and her late husband's family, Robert and Donna Mullen, Salem, MA, Kevin Mullen and Jan and Paul Underwood. Inurnment will be private at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Patricia J Sears, 81, Summerfield, FL
Patricia J. Sears, age 81 of Summerfield, FL, passed away at her residence on July 17, 2015. Patricia was born on May 4, 1934 in Terre Haute, IN to the late Herschel and Isabella (Vaughn) Aug. She moved to Florida from Somerset, IN 20 years ago. Patricia was employed as an accountant for ARC (The Association of Retarded Children) for a number of years. Patricia was formerly the treasurer of Woodlawn United Methodist Church, the social director for Singing Forest , a 4-H leader,  Sunday School teacher and a member of PTO.  In her spare time she enjoyed playing cards and reading. Patricia also loved to travel. and saw much of the world in her retirement years. She is preceded in death by 2 sons, James and Dale Sears, grandson Tony Sears and first husband, Herman Leroy Sears. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Jason Forsberg; her children Herschel (Jacqueline) Sears of Warsaw, IN, John (Sherri) Sears of Winter Haven, FL and Jeanne (Brian) Tennyson of Fernandina Beach, FL. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Private cremation arrangements through Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Donations to be made to the Alzheimer's Association in lieu of flowers.


Roman Siminski, 82, Beverly Hills, FL
 Roman (Ray) Siminski, 82, of Beverly Hills, Florida, passed away on July 17, 2015, after a brief illness. Ray was born on September 1, 1932 in Utica, NY, the son of the late Peter and Cecilia Ruszczek Szymanski.  He attended Utica schools. He retired from Utica State Hospital after more than 35 years of service. Ray enjoyed his retirement immensely. He traveled for a period of time including a stay in Alabama near his eldest son. He eventually settled down in Beverly Hills, Florida, where he met his partner and the light of his life, Carol Harrington. Together, they took frequent trips around the eastern part of the country, including Carol’s home state of West Virginia.    Ray was meticulous in everything that he did, from remodeling his last home in Utica to manicuring his lawn in Beverly Hills. The work was always as perfect as he could get it. His tool shed was a page out of a magazine.    In addition to his parents, Ray was predeceased by his brothers and sisters-in-laws, Joseph and Helen Szymanski, Walter and Stella Szymanski as well as his sister and brother-in-law Stella and Edward Siuta, and his granddaughter Terra Siminski.     He is survived by his spouse, Carol, her sons and daughter-in-law, grandchildren, his brother and sister-in-law Thaddeus and Irene Siminski, son and daughter-in-law Robert and Shelly Siminski, son Raymond Siminski, daughters Mary Dean and Aileen Siminski, grandson Matthew Siminski, good friend and favorite chef Ursula Todd, many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.    A special thanks to HPH Hospice in Lecanto, Florida, for their kind and compassionate care. Arrangements for his cremation will be handled by Chas. E Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness, Florida.  Interment will be at a later date at Tyler Mountain Memorial Gardens, Cross Lanes, West Virginia.


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


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


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


Jack Spear, 1, Hernando, FL
JACK EDWARD SPEAR was born on August 3rd, 2015 and called to his heavenly home by the lord on the very same day. Left to mourn his passing are his loving parents, Joshua and Christina (Logue) Spear. Jack will also be greatly missed by his big brother, Benjamin Thomas Spear. Also left to grieve his precious memory are grandfather, David Thomas Spear, Ocala; grandmother, Laura Toledo, Beverly Hills; step-grandfather, Robert Toledo, Beverly Hills; grandfather, Matthew Logue, Hernando; and grandmother, Diane Logue, Hernando. Jack will also be missed by 4 aunts and 5 uncles. A memorial service to honor Jack is being planned for a later date at the families house of worship, Riverside Christian Fellowship Church in Hernando. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


Nancy J Strickler, 63, Hernando, FL
NANCY J. STRICKLER, age 63, Hernando, died August 29, 2015 surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast. Nancy was born on March 14, 1952 in Chicago, IL to the late Ortis and Mary (Caldwell) Thorpe. She was employed by Citrus Memorial Hospital as a medical transcriptionist for many years. She enjoyed crafting with clay, and raising plants (actually, her family said she killed them all, but did enjoy having them!) She was an avid WalMart shopper. Her grandchildren were the love of her life. Left to cherish her memory are her sons John Mayo (wife-Shannon), Hernando; her daughter Samantha Strickler; her sisters Barbara Caldwell, CA and Judy Terimino, IL; her brother Jeff Thorpe, IL; six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Larry Strickler. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Gary R Talley, 82, Floral City, FL
Gary R. Talley, 82, Floral City, FL passed away August 29, 2015 at Avante of Inverness, Inverness, FL. He was born in Huntsville, AL on December 7, 1932 to the late Clarence B. and Gladys Mae (Mooneyham) Talley. Gary was a warehouseman for Hutting Sash and Door Co, and arrived in this area in 2005, coming from Ocoee, FL. He attended Floral City Church ofChrist, and enjoyed studying biblical history, archeology, geneology, and reading. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, Jo Ann Talley. Survivors include children Bobby Ray (Melanie) Talley of Cullman, AL and Wenona (James) Scott of Floral City; brothers Charles Talley of Christinia, TN, and Billy Talley of Antioch, TN; sister Margaret Bryant of Lakeland, FL; and grandchildren Carver and Caleb. Services for Gary will be held in Tennessee at a later date. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Vernon K Tomlin, 89, Inverness, FL
VERNON KEITH TOMLIN, age 89, a local resident of the Inverness and Beverly Hills area for the past 20 years, died August 3, 2015. Vernon was born on May 31, 1926 in Pearson, WI to the late Sam and Thelma (Learned) Tomlin. He was employed by American Motors for many years and spent the last 12 years of his working career at WalMart working in the maintenance department. He enjoyed working with plastic canvas crafts and made many beautiful items, such as pins and clocks. He was an active member of the Crossgate Church of God and served as a special greeter and usher in the church. He was well-loved by all who knew him and his beautiful spirit will be missed. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 55 years, Edith (Bushey) Tomlin; his sister Erma Scolley and her husband David, Deerbrook, WI; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as many dear friends who have helped both Vernon and Edith out over the past few years. He was preceded in death by a son, John Joseph Tomlin, a daughter Catherine Cunningham, his brothers Marvin and Adrian Tomlin and sisters Elma Heyerdahl and Thelma Stewart. A tribute and celebration of Vernon's life will be held on Monday, August 10, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Crossgate Church of God on Hwy 44 with Pastor Junior Branson officiating. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Vernon K Tomlin, 89, Lecanto, FL
VERNON KEITH TOMLIN, age 89,Lecanto, died August 3, 2015 surrounded by his loving family and the caregivers at Brentwood. Vernon was born on May 31, 1926 in Pearson, WI to the late Sam and Thelma (Learned) Tomlin. He was employed by American Motors for many years and spent the last 12 years of his working career at WalMart working in the maintenance department. He enjoyed working with plastic canvas crafts and made many beautiful items, such as pins and clocks. He was an active member of the Crossgate Church of God and served as a special greeter and usher in the church. He was well-loved by all who knew him and his beautiful spirit will be missed. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 55 years, Edith (Bushey) Tomlin; his sister Erma Scolley and her husband David, Deerbrook, WI; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as many dear friends who have helped both Vernon and Edith out over the past few years. He was preceded in death by a son, John Joseph Tomlin, a daughter Catherine Cunningham, his brothers Marvin and Adrian Tomlin and sisters Elma Heyerdahl and Thelma Stewart. A tribute and celebration of Vernon's life will be held on Monday, August 10, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Crossgate Church of God on Hwy 44. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


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


Martha V Van Der Leek, 90, Inverness, FL
MARTHA VIRGINIA VAN DER LEEK, age 90, Inverness, died July 16, 2015 at her residence. Martha was born on March 15, 1925 in Chicago, IL to the late Karl and Martha (Lamann) Eisenreich. She worked as a seamstress for Lacy's in New Jersey, a garment company. Left to cherish her memory is her son Henry J. VanDerLeek, his companion Kiki and her daughter Skye, Deltona, FL; her daughter and son-in-law Christina and Larry Leach, Boise, ID; her sister Mary Hofmann, Paramus, NJ, three grandchildren Brian, Shane and Travis Leach and four great-grandchildren, Tommy, Michael, Madison and Brek; niece and nephew MaryJane Hofman and Kenny Hofman. She was preceded in death by her husband Hendrik and a sister, Ruth Heath. Graveside committal service will be held on Tuesday, July 28th at 11:30 a.m. at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will greet friends in visitation from 10:00 a.m. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Jean R Wallace, 81, Inverness, FL
JEAN ROSE WALLACE, age 80, Inverness, died August 24, 2015 at the Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast House in Lecanto. Jean was born on May 29, 1934 in New York City to the late John and Lillian Riley. One of 14 siblings, she was born on a coal barge and lived on the barge with her family until she was old enough to attend school. She was a homemaker and also a member of Order of Eastern Star. Jean was an avid bingo player. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Michael and wife Terrie Emrich of Floral City; her daughter Amy Meyer, Chester, NY; 18 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, along with extended family and good friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 15 years, Jerry Wayne Wallace on August 7, 2015. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Jerry W Wallace, 76, Inverness, FL
JERRY WAYNE WALLACE, age 76, died August 7, 2015 under the care of his family and Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast. Jerry was born on October 13, 1938 in Piedmont, AL to the late John David and Cora (Casey) Wallace. He served our country in the United States Marine Corps. Jerry was a skilled mason, working in the construction industry. He was an avid reader of Western novels and enjoyed fishing. Left to treasure his memories is his wife of 15 years, Jean Wallace; his sons Jerry Wayne Wallace and his wife Deborah, John David Wallace and his wife Monica, all of Cleveland, TN; his daughter Deborah and her husband Keith Kinkor, Naples, FL; his brother Robert Broxton and his wife Lisa and sister Cora Lee Bolton, both of Fort Worth, TX; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; many extended family members and good friends. He was preceded in death by brothers Larry and Tony. A celebration of life memorial service will be announced at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Henry P Ward, Jr., 77, Floral City, FL
Henry P. Ward, Jr.(Maj. USAF, Retired), age 77, Floral City, died August 11, 2015 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast. Henry was born on October 15, 1937 in Coleman, SC to the late Henry P. Ward, Sr. and Elizabeth (Pope) Ward. Henry proudly served our country in the United States Air Force, working as a nuclear physicist, serving 22 years and retiring with the rank of Major. He served at The Pentagon as well as at Air Force bases in Texas and California. Henry then was employed at Honeywell as a nuclear physicist after his retirement from the military. He was an avid pilot and owned his own plane. He enjoyed golfing and was a gemstone cutter, making beautiful gifts for family and friends. He was a loving and caring man, taking care of elderly family members and his grandchildren, along with his wife when they were unable to live alone. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 29 years, Patricia Ward, Floral City; his son Jeffrey Ware; grandchildren Nahla Ware, Joshua Ware and Julissa Ware; cousins Mary Beth Barawley and Paul Sider, both of Georgetown, SC. A graveside committal service will be held on Friday, August 21, 2015 at 2:30 PM at Florida National Cemetery. The family invites friends to join the funeral procession to the cemetery at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory at 1:45 PM. Donations in Henry's memory are requested to Disabled American Veterans, 1039 N. Paul Drive, lnverness, FL 34452 in lieu of flowers.


John C West, Jr., 81, Hernando, FL
JOHN C. WEST, Jr., age 81, Hernando, died August 17, 2015 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. John was born on September 2, 1933 in Ottumwa, IA to the late John C. West, Sr. and Cora (Jones) West. He proudly served our country in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. John was an executive Vice-President in banking, working at First and Ocean National Bank and Mechanics National Bank. John was a 32nd Degree Mason of Franklin Lodge #6 in Lebanon, NH and a member of the Shriner's Bektash Temple. He was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed hunting and fishing. After his retirement, he relocated from Newbury Port, MA to Citrus Hills where he and his wife have lived for the past 25 years. Left to treasure his memory is his wife of 61 years, Mary A. West; sons John C. West, III, Floral City, and Michael C. West, Hernando; his daughters Sherry Lynne West-Sizemore, Sanford, NC and Shirley L. Antonellis (husband-Dan), Hampton, NH; two brothers Ronny West, San Antonio, TX and James West (wife Marj), Mesa, AZ; several grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister Delores. A graveside service at Florida National Cemetery with military honors will be announced at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Douglas E Wheeler, 77, Inverness, FL
DOUGLAS "DOUG" EUGENE WHEELER, age 77, Inverness, died July 24, 2015 under the care of his loving family and the staff of Gulfside Hospice in Zephyrhills. Doug was born on July 23, 1938 in Rochester, NY to the late William and Marjorie (Hilts) Wheeler. He was employed as teamster for a freight company for 15 years and then worked as a warehouse manager for Habitat for Humanity for several years. He also served as a volunteer with many hours of service to Habitat for Humanity. Left to treasure the memories of his life are his sons Eugene (Wendy) Wheeler, Churchville, NY, Jay (Mary Ann) Wheeler, Churchville, NY; his daughter Elizabeth (Ken) Everts, Inverness; his sister Susan (Ron) Rozinski, Greece, NY and nine grandchildren and several great grandchildren; his loving companion, Marilyn Cartwright; nieces and nephews and his dog, "Bandit". He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, "Dee" Wheeler on Dec 21, 2008 and a grandchild. A celebration and tribute to Doug's life will be held in New York at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family.


Raymond W White, 69, Homosassa, FL
RAYMOND WILBUR WHITE, age 69, Homosassa, died August 3, 2015 under the care of his loving family and the staff of Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast. Raymond was born on November 6, 1945 in Cleveland, OH to the late Wilbur and Bertha (Davis) White. He served our country in the United States Navy. Raymond owned and operated his own fencing company and also worked for others in the fencing business. He was an avid fisherman, very athletic and enjoyed all types of sports. A loving and generous man, he will be missed by all who knew him. Left to treasure his memory is his daughter, Ginger Lynn White (Ricky Clements), Lakeland, stepdaughter, Sendy (Tim) McKelvey, Tampa; his companion of seven years, Lynn Atanasoff; sisters Clarentine (Jim) Ogden, Odum, GA, Carol (Ralph) Lynn, Spartenburg, SC, Claudette (Gregg) Kelsey, Land O' Lakes and grandchildren Artie, Jr., Justin, Jessica and Richard. He was preceded in death by his brother Ronald W. White. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Raymond's memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34461. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements. A celebration of life and memorial service will be announced at a later date.


Leslie L Williams, 52, Hernando, FL
LESLIE L. WILLIAMS, age 52, Hernando, died September 3, 2015 under the care of his family and Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast. Leslie was born on October 17, 1962 in West Palm Beach, FL to the late Robert and Carolyn (Morehouse) Williams. He was a contractor for many companies, building stores for franchises in new malls throughout the Southeastern United States. Leslie was an avid fisherman. He also enjoyed raising animals, dogs, birds and exotics such as boa constrictor snakes. Leslie was a Sci-Fi and Star Wars fan. Survivors include his Stepfather Barry Latta, Hernando; his half-brother Everett Rich, Hernando; half-sister Carolyn Rich, KY and step-niece and her husband Shawn and Brian Myers. He was preceded in death by his mother, Carolyn L. Latta and two half-brothers, Raymond Ralston and Michael Ralston. A celebration and tribute to Leslie's life will be held on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the local Humane Society or Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Kayla K Wood Barow, 22, Inverness, FL
Kayla Kathleen Wood Barow, age 22, passed away on July 27, 2014. Kayla was born on December 16, 1992 in Stoughton, MA to Stanley St. Louis and Mary-jo Wood. She was dedicated to her patients in her work as a certified nurses aide at Avante at Inverness and helping others. Kayla enjoyed spending time at the beach. She was a devoted and loving mother and beautiful spirit who will be deeply missed by all whose lives she touched. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter Laveah Wood-Atkins, her parents Stanley St. Louis and Mary-jo Wood; her brother Angel Wood-St. Louis; maternal grandparents Woody and Mary Wood, all of Inverness; paternal grandmother Mireill St. Louis, many other extended family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Tydree Barow and her paternal grandfather Anton St. Louis. A celebration and tribute to Kayla's life will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 3:00 PM at Calvary Chapel Church with Pastor Kevin Ballard officiating. The family will greet friends in visitation from 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Memorial donations are suggested to Ronald McDonald House for premature infants in lieu of flowers. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


 

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