Obituaries
For the Last 3 Months.

Aron C Aldridge, Jr, 67, Lecanto, FL
Aron Charles Aldridge, Jr., 67, Leccanto passed away June 23, 2016 at home under the care of his family and HPH Hospice. Aron was born in Long Beach, CA on Dec 2, 1948 to the late Aron C. Aldridge, Sr and Nedra Hardee Aldridge. He served our country in the United States Marine Corps during the VietNam war and was an accomplished Firefighter and Paramedic, having been employed by the Hallendale, FL Fire & Rescue. He enjoyed spending time with his family, snorkeling, riding his Harley, and being a jokester, always trying to make people laugh. Left to mourn his loss and cherish his memory are his wife, Denise and two children, Aron C. Aldridge, III, Ashley Engler, son in law, Dave Engler, and 3 grandchildren, Riley Aldridge and Maddy and Carsen Engler. Military Honors will be rendered at Florida National Cemetery on Friday, July 1, 2016 at 2:30 PM with the U.S. Marine Corp Detachment in charge. Friends may meet at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home to visit with the family on Friday at 12:30 PM, where the procession will depart for the cemetetery at 1:45 PM. Memorials in Aron's memory are being accepted by Hernando-Pasco Hospice.


Barbara J Allen, 75, Hernando, FL
Barbara Jean Allen, age 75, of Hernando, FL died July 27, 2016 at Avante of Inverness. Barbara was born on December 2, 1940 in Portsmouth, NH to the late Charley and Helen (Royne) Elliott. She was an accomplished seamstress and even made a lot of her own clothes. Barbara is survived by three sisters, Carol Blanche of Berwick, ME, Joyce Elliott of Portsmouth, N.H. and Diane Elliott of Dover, N.H. She will also be greatly missed by her very special friend and caregiver, Patsy A. Dilbert of Inverness. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Kimberly Andre, 45, Citrus Springs, FL
Kimberly Jean Andre, age 45 ,Citrus Springs, lost her life in a tragic accident Wednesday night, June 8, 2016 at 9:27pm. This beautiful soul is flying with god now and is in his hands. Some of us may not understand nor ever understand, its something very hard to comprehend but God needed her more than we did. Kim lived her life to the fullest and was such a happy go lucky person. She had a heart of gold and would help anyone she possibly could. Kim was a women who could walk in a room and light up everyone's face with smiles and laughter. She had a wonderful sense of humor. Kim was a best friend, a mother, a wife, and so much more. Kimberly had 3 beautiful children Samantha Difranco(18), Alex Difranco(18), and Kenny Difranco(14). Kim had a wonderful husband Keith Andre(50). Her family was her everything, Its how she survived. Kim's family was and is her heart and soul as was she to them and now she is there special guardian angel. She is rejoicing with the lord now in his kingdom more happier then she could ever be. Kim enjoyed to go fishing, go mudding, go and watch the sunset (with her husband), spend time on the water, and spend time with her friends and family. She was defiantly an outdoors person. Our redneck woman. Her mother and father Joanna Coyne and James Desnoyer loved her very much and created an amazing person. Along with her sister Jennifer Polizos. She will be missed for ever and never forgotten. Everyone loved her and if you didn't you didn't know what kind of person you were missing. It is a difficult time on everyone her friends, her family and all the people who adored her. She is now looking upon us, guiding us, and hoping the best for us. She will forever be in our hearts, our minds, and she will forever leave her mark. We will all make her proud. Her favorite places would have to be Fort Island Trail Beach where she would go and watch the sunset with her husband Keith Andre who had made her a very happy women. The forest where she would ride the trails forever and her home where she would come home see her family and just relax. Rest in peace and spread your wings and fly high. WE LOVE YOU KIM FOREVER AND YOU WILL FOREVER LIVE IN OUR HEARTS MOMMY, WIFE, FRIEND, AND NOW OUR GURDIAN ANGEL. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family.


Robert Angelotti, 88, Inverness, FL
Robert Angelotti, age 88, of Inverness, FL died June 3, 2016 at his residence while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Robert was born on October 30, 1927 in New York, NY to the late Joseph and Julia (Consalvo) Angelotti. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy. After his military service, Robert went on to work as a Scientist for the U.S. Public Health Service. He was married to his loving wife, Carolyn, for 62 years until her passing on July 13, 2010. Robert had lived in Citrus County for 33 years after relocating from Potomac, MD - the Washington, D.C. area. He was the President of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) Chapter 776 for nine years. In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening, fishing, reading, painting and cooking. Robert was also a skilled woodworker and made beautiful furniture. Those left to cherish his memory are his sons: Phillip Angelotti of St. Leonard, MD, Robert William Angelotti and his wife Barbara of Manassas, VA; daughter: Christine Angelotti Moore and her husband Timothy of St. Leonard, MD; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is planned for Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness with Father Gene Reuman of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m. until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Gene M Asbury, 86, Floral City, FL
Gene M. Asbury, 86, Floral City died June 29, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. A native of Charleston, WV, he was born December 29, 1929 to the late Daniel and Helen (McClanahan) Asbury and came to Citrus County in 1983 from Melbourne, FL. Gene was a retired commercial pilot, instructor, mechanic, and fixed base operator and served our country in the U.S. Air Force. His passion was flying but he also enjoyed playing cards, reading, and spending time on the computer. He was a member of Oviedo Masonic Lodge No. 243. Gene is survived by his wife of 48 years, Rozella Walters Asbury, Floral City, FL; 1 daughter, Sandra Kay Gathers, Melbourne, FL; 4 sisters, Frances Bailey, Carol West, Susan Asbury, and Katherine McCann, all of Inverness; 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He was predeceased by a daughter, Linda Jean Jenkins, a brother, Ronald Asbury, and a sister, Marilyn Sue Asbury. Graveside services with military honors, will be conducted Tuesday, July 5th at 10:00 AM at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, with VFW Post #7122 officiating. There will be no calling hours, the procession to the cemetery will leave the funeral home at 9:15 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to: American Lung Assoc., 8950 Dr Martin Luther King Street No., Suite 205, St Petersburg, FL 33702 or American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. The Chas E Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family.


Gemma D Atkisson, 93, Hope Valley, Rhode Island
Gemma (DiLullo) Atkisson, 93, of 978 Main St., Hope Valley and former resident of Inverness, Fla., died peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 at her home. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert J. Atkisson, Sr. Born in Providence, R.I. on Feb. 1, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Bernardo and Lucia (D'Amico) DiLullo. Gemma had been employed in the jewelry industry and later worked for Ann and Hope in Warwick, and retired from Leviton Manufacturing in Kingston, R.I. Mrs. Atkisson was a communicant of St. Joseph Church in Hope Valley, and while living in Inverness, Fla. was an active communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church. She enjoyed gardening, crafts, golfing, playing cards and Scrabble. Gemma will be sadly missed by her three children, Barbara Murphy and her husband, Brian, of Hope Valley, Robert J. Atkisson, Jr. and his wife, Dale, of Hope Valley, and Ray J. Atkisson and his wife, Debbie, of Oxford, Maine. She was the loving grandmother of eight; and great-grandmother of 13. She was predeceased by eight brothers and sisters. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, 1105 Main St., Hope Valley. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to St. Joseph Church, PO Box 388, Hope Valley, R.I. or to Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island, 1085 North Main St., Providence, R.I. 02904.


Lois L Bame, 79, Hernando, FL
Lois Lucile Bame, 79, of Hernando passed away June 10, 2016 in Munroe Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Bame is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 62 years, John Bame, their four daughters (Valerie Bame Frasard of Clermont, Sandy Oglesby of Chiefland, Patricia Burnett of Beverly Hills, and Melanie Burger of Ocala), their eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and three beloved family pets.  Mrs. Bame was born in Adrian, MI on March 10, 1937 to the late William and Hazel Merrick.  Mr. and Mrs. Bame relocated to Florida, finally settling in Citrus County in 1979.  Mrs. Bame spent her career serving the community as a dedicated office receptionist in a local dental office.  Mrs. Bame led a life characterized by her devoted and generous spirit.  After retirement, Mrs. Bame enjoyed donating her time to those in need – especially valuing the time she spent volunteering with Meals on Wheels.  She later returned to work to assist with her family’s private ambulance service.  Mrs. Bame continued to enjoy working for the family business until the week before her passing.   The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory will be assisting the family with private arrangements with the Florida National Cemetery to celebrate Mrs. Bame’s life, love, and memory. 


James H Barnes,Sr., 66, Inverness, FL
James Harold Barnes, Sr, age 66 of Inverness passed away at home on June 6, 2016. Jim was born in Leesburg, FL to the late Glenn and Audrey (Seay) Barnes on Dec 18, 1949 and came to Inverness in 1969 from Webster, FL. He was a Maintenance Supervisor for the Key Training Center for 20 years and was of the Protestant Faith. He enjoyed drag racing, working on cars, and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Left to mourn his loss are his wife of 47 years, Lena Whitton Barnes; 2 children, James H. Barnes Jr. of Crystal River and Cynthia Barnes of Inverness; 4 brothers, Bruce, Curtis, and Marvin Barnes, all of Webster; Gary Barnes of Bushnell, FL; 1 sister, Ann Harris of Webster, FL; 3 grandchildren, Savannah and Audrey Barnes and Briana Hoover. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, June 11th at 2:00 PM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home & Crematory with Mr. Lucky Whitton officiating. Cremation arrangements will follow. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by either of the Hospice organizations in Citrus County or the Key Training Center.


Ormie A Benson, 85, Inverness, FL
Ormie A. Benson, 85, Inverness passed away August 12, 2016 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. A native of Battle Creek, MI, he was born June 27, 1931 to the late Harry and Ruth (Cady) Benson. He retired from the Kellogg Company with over 35 years of service and served our country in the U.S. Navy. Following retirement, he and his wife, Madge moved to Inverness, FL in 1986. Ormie was a devoted and active member of the Calvary Chapel Church in Inverness which was formerly the Main Street Baptist Church. Left to mourn his loss is his wife of 55 years, Madge (Ratliff) Benson, Inverness FL; his daughter, Constance Benson, Floral City, FL; 1 stepson, Stephen Ratliff, Burlington, MI; 1 brother, Mark Benson, Bristol, CT; 2 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild. Ormie was preceded in death by a great grandson, Cody Eric Culp and a step great grandson, Christopher Adams. Ormie's life will be remembered and celebrated on Tuesday, August 16th at 3:00 PM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Kevin Ballard, pastor of Calvary Chapel officiating. Additional services and burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, MI. Friends will be received in visitation from 2:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to: Battle Creek Skate Board, 923 E. Michigan Ave., Battle Creek, MI; Pretty Lake Camp, 9123 Q Avenue, Mattawan,MI 49071; Calvary Chapel Food Pantry, 960 US Highway 41 So., Inverness, FL 34450


David L Bentz, 50, Inverness, FL
David Lance Bentz, age 50 died June 15th, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. A native of Pennsylvania, he was born Aug 30, 1965 to the late Robert W. and Margaret (Evanko) Bentz and came to Citrus County 10 years ago from Brandon, FL. He worked in the beverage industry. Survivors include his brother Robert Christopher Bentz of Ocala and nieces and nephews. His father, Robert died Nov 29, 2012 and his mother, Margaret on Feb 11, 2016. Private cremation arrangements with the Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Darlene A Bielech, 73, Inverness, FL
Darlene Ann Bielech, 73, Inverness passed away suddenly at home on June 11, 2016. Darlene was born in Chicago, IL on June 4, 1943 to the late Lawrence and Mary (Mandel) Murphy and came to Citrus County in 1994 from Clearwater, Florida. She owned and operated Darlene's Two Men And A Truck Moving Service for over 20 years along with her husband, Raymond Bielech. He died Nov. 14, 2014 after 47 years of marriage. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Left to mourn her loss are her 1 sister, Lenore Khollman; 3 children: Keith (Janet) Bielech, Kary Rivera and Korine Poczatko; 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; 2 nieces, 1 nephew, 1 great niece, 10 great nephews, and 2 great great nieces. Her life will be remembered at a funeral service on Friday, June 17th at 10:00 AM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Fr. Erwin Belgica of Our Lady of Fatima Parish officiating. Entombment will follow at The Fountains Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 5-7 PM


Glennel C Black, 86, Floral City, FL
Glennell Clyde Black, 86 of Forest Park, Georgia and Floral City, Florida, died Thursday, August 4, 2016 at his home in Georgia. Mr. Black was born in Glennell, Florida on June 6, 1930 to the late Leslie Black and Cora Wilson Black. He served in Korea and Vietnam during his active duty and received the Purple Heart and Army Commendation Medal. After retiring from the US Army, he was a civil service advisor to the Army with the Army Reserve. Mr. Black was a member of the Rex United Methodist Church in Rex, GA. He was a 50 year member of the Floral City Masonic Lodge #133 and the Yaarab Shrine Temple of Atlanta. He enjoyed traveling and coaching little league baseball and football. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 64 years, Carolyn (Myers) Black; his daughters, Glynda Blackstock and her husband Pete, of Floral City and Gina Dunn and her husband Ron of Locust Grove, GA; seven grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sons, Cliff Black and Mike Black and his brothers: Martin, Howard, Clifford, Bernard and Raymond. Graveside services for Mr. Black will be conducted on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the Hills of Rest Cemetery, with honors provided by the US Army Honor Team. His grandson, William Norman (USMC) will assist the Honor Guard. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.


Carolyn C Bogert, 68, Floral City, FL
Carolyn C. Bogert, 68, of Floral City, FL passed away June 15, 2016 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL. She was born in Jackson, TN on September 15, 1947 to the late James C. and Hazel (Wyatt) Carter. Carolyn arrived in this area in 1980, coming from Tennessee, and was a clerk for the Citrus County Tax Collectors Office. She enjoyed life, and spending time with her friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Thomas Bogert, and one brother, Terry Carter. Survivors include her children William L. Judy, Jr. of Winder, GA, and Jennifer L. Stinson of Athens, GA; sisters Jean Dennison of Jackson, TN, and Virginia Allan of Palmetto, FL; 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Private cremation arranagements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Franklin D Boles, 82, Crystal River, FL
Franklin D. Boles, Age 82, died May 24th, 2016. He was born in Florala, Alabama to J.C. and Ada Boles. He moved to Citrus County in 1971 after retiring with 20 years in the Navy as "Senior Chief Radioman". His work and appearance in Navy was rated as "Exemplary". Served on USS Botetourt, Navradsta, USS Spiegel Grove, Phiboptraulant, Navamphibase, USS Arneb, Comphibron Six, and FAW-5, NAS, NORVA. He worked and volunteered as D.J. on christian radio for 17 years and served as choir director and Sunday School Superintendent at his church. He also worked for Withlacoochee Electric in Crystal River as Senior Warehouseman for 27 years. He was a loving, kind, and generous man who always worked hard and helped others. Frank always had time to play sports with his kids or give advice. He was preceded in death by son Dennis Boles in Kuwait and daughter, Cynthia Boles. He is survived by his wife, Diane; sisters Helen, Gale, and Barbara; brothers, Larry and Jimmy Ray Boles. His children, daughter Linda, and son Frank Boles, Jr.; step children, Kathy Stanfield, Bill Mitchell, Darryl Mitchell, and Darrin Mitchell; numerous nieces & nephews; 18 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren; first wife, Mary Boles. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, May 31st at 11:00 AM from the Homosassa Church of God with Pastor Ron Hooper officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at The Fountains Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Chas E Davis Funeral Home of Inverness is assisting the family.


Glenn W Bomke, 66, Inverness, FL
Glenn W. Bomke, 66 of Inverness, passed away at his home on May 24, 2016. He was born in Trenton, New Jersey on October 22, 1949. His family called Clearwater, Florida their home for many years before moving to Citrus County. Glenn graduated Clearwater High School in 1967. Glenn served in the Air Force from 1968 to 1972 where he was a Sergeant working in the Auto Flight Systems. After leaving the Air Force, he went to St. Petersburg College, studying Architecture. He started his family with Joanne in Claifornia where he worked for GTE. After leaving California in 1985, his family moved to Citrus County where he worked for the County IT Department, the Citrus Hills IT and later owned his own computer consulting company. Glenn is survived by his two children, son, Erich W. Bomke of British Columbia, Canada and daughter Lauren D. Bomke of Chicago, Illinois. Also his brother, Jeff E. Bomke of Gasquet, California and sister, Patricia B. Ray of Crystal River, Florida, as well as so many friends that he considered family. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary O. Bomke in 1980, his father, Earl W. Bomke in 1989, and his sister Mary Craven in 2008. Glenn spent his life Passionate about his children, computers, golfing, and socializing. He will surely me missed. A Celebration of Life ceremony for Glenn will be held at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness on Saturday, June 4th at 1:00 PM. Friends may call at the funeral home from 12 Noon until service time. Following the service, everyone is invited to gather at Beef 'O Brady's, in Inverness.


Bertha M Borgert, 72, Beverly Hills, FL
Bertha M. Borgert, age 72, of Beverly Hills, FL, died April 30, 2016. Bertha was born on April 12, 1944 in Bay City, MI to Amanda (Amore) and the late Mylo Jenereaul. She made Citrus County her home in 2003 after relocating from Bonita Springs, FL. Bertha was married to her loving husband, Charles Borgert for 28 years until his passing on July 18, 2011. She was an extremely talented artist and excelled at making stained glass. Bertha had her own studio while living in Bonita Springs and sold many of her beautiful creations there. She also loved working in her yard and spent many hours tending to her plants and flowers. Those left to mourn Bertha's passing are her daughter: Tamera Foster of Jacksonville, FL; her mother: Amanda Skurka of Burton, MI; her brother: Mylo Jenereaul and his wife Lisa of Mesquite, NV; two sisters: Myra Jane Smith and her husband Lee of Duluth, GA, Darlene Richards of Flint, MI; her grandchildren, Marcea Futch and her husband Josh, and Lauren Foster; and great-grandchildren: Madelynn Futch and Wesson Futch; nieces: Trista White, Kim Gatz and nephews: Mylo Jenereaul III and Shawn Richards. Bertha will be laid to rest and a graveside service will be conducted at Flint Memorial Park in Mt. Morris, MI at a later date. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with local arrangements.


Richard E Brown, 78, Wildwood, FL
Richard E. Brown, age 78, of Wildwood, FL died August 17, 2016 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Inverness. Richard was born on December 12, 1937 in Penn Yan, N.Y. to Blanche (Hadsell) Brown and the late Laurence Brown. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy. After his military service, Richard was employed by Eastman Kodak for 25 years in the film manufacturing department. On July 18, 1970 he married Elizabeth Defibaugh, with whom he recently celebrated 46 years of loving marriage. Richard and Elizabeth made Wildwood, FL their home 15 years ago after spending 6 years on the road travelling the country in their R.V. together. Prior to their travels, they resided in Penn Yan, N.Y. In his youth, Richard enjoyed hunting and fishing. Later in life he enjoyed a good game of golf. Richard was an extremely talented photographer. He also loved to sing. In addition to his loving wife Elizabeth, those left to mourn his passing and cherish his precious memory are his mother: Blanche Brown of Batavia, N.Y.; sons: Laurence Brown and his wife Ashley of Walton, N.Y. and Darryl Brown of Branchport, N.Y.; daughters: Valerie Morgan and her husband Jeffery of Leon, W.VA. and Celeste Brown of Bangor, ME; brother: Ronald Brown and his wife Barbara of The Villages, FL; grandchildren: Jason, Shay, Justin, Caitlin, Meaghan and Boudreaux; great grandchildren: Ashton, Zoey, Simon, Thayden, Conner and Zoe Jane. Richard was preceded in death by his father, Laurence Brown and sister, Bonnie Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in Richard's memory to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Joseph Camino, 89, Bushnell, FL
Joseph Camino, age 89, of Bushnell, FL died June 18, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Joseph was born on September 19, 1926 in Vineland, NJ to the late Michael and Palmina (Di Tamasso) Camino. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy and was a Veteran of World War II. After his military service, Joseph went on to work as a service technichian for the RCA company for many years. In 1975, Joseph married Shirley Zinn with whom he shared 40 wonderful years of marriage. 31 years ago, they made Florida their home after relocating from Vineland, NJ. Joseph was a skilled repairman and technichian and greatly enjoyed tinkering with electronics in his spare time. He truly loved learning new things. Joseph enjoyed the advancements made in technology and how easily and quickly one could obtain new facts, information and knowledge. He loved learning about new things any chance he could get. Joseph also liked to travel. He especially enjoyed the drive up to New Jersey to visit his friends and family. In addition to his loving wife Shirley, Joseph is survived by one daughter: Jodi Camino-Bailey and her husband, Paul of Webster, FL; brother: Paul Camino and his wife Carmella of Rosenhayn, NJ; and sister: Mary Olmo of Vineland, NJ. Joseph's urn will be laid to rest in New Jersey at a later date. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


Eleanor E Campbell, 89, Beverly Hills, FL
Eleanor E. Campbell, 89, Beverly Hills passed away July 2, 2016 in the Citrus Hills Health & Rehab Center in Hernando. Mrs Campbell was born in Detroit, MI on March 24, 1927 to the late Walter and Mabel (Marks) Van Slyck and moved here from Detroit, MI in 1984. She was a homemaker and a communicant of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Inverness. She enjoyed her flowers and gardening. Left to mourn her loss and cherish her memory is her husband of 67 years, Joseph E. Campbell, Beverly Hills; her son, Gary J. and his wife, Calah of Jacksonville; her daughter, Susan Porto and husband Charles of Torrance, CA. 3 grandchildren, Adam, Chad, and Kyle; 3 great grandchildren, Grace, Jacob, and Marissa. She was preceded in death by her son, Paul on May 30, 2004. Friends and family are invited to attend A Requiem Eucharist Service for Eleanor at St Margaret's Episcopal Church on Friday, July 8th at 10:00 AM with Fr. Eugene Reuman, Celebrant. Inurnment will be at a later date in Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Eleanor's memory are being accepted by Hernando-Pasco Hospice, 2939 W. Gulf To Lake Hwy., Lecanto, FL 34461 or the St. Margaret's Memorial Fund.


Milton A Cardenas, 76, Inverness, F
Milton Alberto Cardenas, 76, Inverness passed away at home May 29, 2016 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast. Mr Cardenas was born on May 19, 1940 in Guayaquil, Ecuador to the late Alberto and Lastenia (Roha) Cardenas and moved to Citrus County in 2006 after retiring from the General Motors Plant in Romulas, MI with 35 years of service as a tool and die maker. He was of the Catholic Faith. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Sandra (Hatfield) Cardenas; 2 sons, Milton N. Cardenas of St Clair Shores, MI and Javeico Cardenas of Royal Oak, MI; 3 daughters, Sandra Cardenas and Clara Alfes, both of Lake Mary, FL; Heydee Blair of Boca Raton, FL; 3 brothers Alberto Cardenas and Angel Cardenas both of Ecuador, Carlos Cardenas of Troy, MI; 2 sisters: Betty Torres and Rosa Bobadilla both of Ecuador; six grandchildren; also surviving are his 3 step children, 6 step grandchildren and 4 step great grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be offered Friday, June 10th at 3:00 PM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM until the hour of service.


Marion S Carroll, 73, Floral City, FL
Marion Carroll, 73, Floral City passed away August 16, 2016 at home under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast. Marion was born in Ocala, FL on February 24, 1943 to the late Richard W. and Marion (Richburg) Stewart and was a life long resident of Citrus County. She graduated from Citrus High School, Class of 1961 and earned her teaching degree from the University of Florida, graduating in 1964. Following graduation, she taught students at the Inverness Middle and Citrus High Schools. Marion was an avid Gator football fan and loved spending time with her family, especially the grandchildren. Her memory will be cherished forever by her son, Stewart Carroll and his wife Terri, of Bushnell, FL; her brother, George Mayo and his wife, Brenda of Springhill, FL; 4 grandchildren, C.J. Carroll and wife Courtney; Justin Carroll and wife Kelsey; Dylan and Ty Carroll; 2 great grandchildren, Aria and Mila Carroll. She was just preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Richard T. Carroll May 31, 2016 and her son, Richard Travis Carroll July 11, 2015. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted Saturday, August 20th, 10:00 AM from Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Steve King, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Coleman officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday evening from 5-7 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast.


Richard T Carroll, 71, Floral City, FL
Richard Talbot Carroll, 71, Floral City passed away in the Kindred Bay Area Hospital in Tampa on May 31, 2016. Richard was born in Brooksville, Fl on Jan. 13, 1945 to A.T. and Lucille (Murphy) Carroll and lived in Citrus County his whole life. He graduated from Citrus High School (Class of 1963) , joined his father's business and served as the President of Carroll Contracting & Ready Mix from 1978 until his retirement in 1992. He enjoyed being in the outdoors, his passion being hunting, fishing, and NASCAR racing. Left to mourn their loss are his wife of 51 years, Marion (Stewart) Carroll; his son, Stewart Carroll and his wife, Terri of Bushnell; 1 sister, Peggy Hartman and her husband, Larry of Floral City; his Father, A.T. Carroll and his wife Ida Mae of Ozello, FL; 4 grandchildren, C.J. Carroll and wife Courtney; Dylan Carroll; Justin Carroll and wife Kelsey, and Ty Carroll; 2 great grandchildren, Aria and Mila Carroll. He was preceded in death by his Mother, Lucille Carroll, his son, Richard "Travis" Carroll (7-11-2015) and his brother, John Carroll in 1949. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, June 3, 2016 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Steve King, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Coleman officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home Thursday, (this evening) from 6-8 PM. Plaque to: Marion Carroll, 9580 So. Clear Springs Drive, Floral City, FL 34436


Mary C Chappell, 96, Hernando, FL
Mary Chrystine Chappell, 96, of Hernando, FL passed away on Monday, August 1, 2016 at her home. She was born on August 22, 1919 in Hanover, Virginia to the late Golie R. Carter and Mary L. Durett Carter. Chrystine and her husband, Carl, came to Hernando from Arlington, Virginia in 1946. She worked for the S.S. Kresge Dime Store Company and later owned and operated the Paradise Fishing Cottages for many years. She was past president of the W.S.C.S. and attended the First Presbyterian Church in Inverness. She was a sunday school teacher, choir member, and circle leader. Chrystine was also a school room mother, past president of the Hernando Homemakers, a 4H leader, past president of the Inverness Womans Club, serving in 1980-82 and 1986-88. She also was a member of the Womans Club Singing Ladies, she worked with Meals on Wheels, and was a member of the Daughters of the Confederacy. Left to mourn her loss and cherish her memory are her children, L. Carlton Chappell Jr. and his wife Ginger, Tallahassee, FL , Brad E. Chappell and his wife, Vim, Hernando, FL and Joy Chappell Wilson, Hernando, FL; her grandchildren: Cathy (Tom) Dierking, Scott Chappell, Janet (Martin) Shipman, Lee Wilson, Kari (Dr. Mark) Sylvester, Brian (Barbara) Chappell ,and Philip Saraneeyavongse; great grandchildren, Christopher, Rachel, Martin Jr, Grace, Carter S., Logan, Jessie, Carter C., Lindsey, Brooke, Summer and Ember. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, L. Carlton Chappell in 1995 and her son, Robert Chappell in 2014. Funeral Services for Chrystine will be held on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 2:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with The Reverend Ron Pfeifer, Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends in visitation at the funeral home from 12 Noon until service time.


William T Craney, 93, Inverness, FL
William T. Craney, 93, Inverness, FL died August 13 2016. He was born in Bowling Green, KY, and was a U.S. Navy veteran, WWII. He is survived by his sons Gary Craney of Mt. Dora, FL, Tom Craney of San Diego, CA, and Jim Craney of San Antonio, TX. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Sandra J Darling, 75, Floral City, FL
Sandra Jean Darling, age 75, of Floral City, FL died June 9, 2016 at her residence while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Sandra was born on December 28, 1940 in Geneva, IL to the late William and Agnes (Holdorf) Heine. She was married to Jerome Darling for 43 years until his passing on August 23, 2015. In 1994, Sandra made Citrus County her home after relocating from Wisconsin. She was a Catholic by faith. Sandra had been employed as a travel agent which afforded her the opportunity to travel extensively throughout her lifetime. She was a member of the Inverness Country Club and enjoyed playing golf. In her spare time she also enjoyed playing tennis, doing crosswords and puzzle books. Sandra was known to be a doting grandmother to her grandchildren. Those left to mourn her passing are three sons: Paul "PJ" (Patricia) White of Batavia, IL; William Scott (Kelly) Darling of Charlotte, NC; Jay Darling of Vancouver, WA; one daughter: Sharon Darling of San Bernadino, CA; one brother: William Heine; one sister: Alice Ann Friedrich; and four grandchildren. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


Marilyn J Edwards, 73, Inverness, FL
Marilyn Joyce Edwards, 73, of Inverness, FL passed away Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. She was born on May 27, 1943 in Cincinnati, OH to the late Clifford R. and Joyce M. (Mangold) Larsh. Marilyn arrived in this area in 1999, coming from Kissimmee, FL. She was preceded in death by a son, Joseph Horton. She is survived by her husband of 17 years, Jimmy Edwards of Inverness. Other survivors include her daughters, Tina Marie Horton, Sherry Stella ( Douglas ) Luebbe, and Tammy Lou Thomas, all of Cincinnati; 2 step-sons, Jason and Justin Edwards, both of St. Petersburgh, FL; 7 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Paul J Elie, Jr., 83, Homosassa, FL
Paul Joseph Elie, Jr., 83, of Homosassa, FL passed away July 5, 2016 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL. He was employed by the town of Hampstead, Long Island, NY as a surveyer, and retired after 27 years as a Field Engineer. Paul arrived in this area in 1994, coming from New York, and was a Roman Catholic by faith. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, dining at good restaurants, and was well liked by everyone he met. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 55 years, Anna Elie. He is survived by his beloved son, Daniel Elie of Long Beach, NY;and his loving sisters Blanche Frazier and Lorraine Krueger. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Frances J Evey, 87, Inverness, FL
Frances J. Evey, 87, of Inverness, FL passed away July 23, 2016 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL. She was born in Tallahassee, FL on March 19, 1929 to the late Theron and Frances (Davis) Marshall. Frances was a homemaker, and arrived in this area in 2000, coming from Sulva, NC. She was a protestant by faith, and enjoyed sewing, reading, music, and dancing. Left to mourn her loss is her loving husband of 70 years, Walker S. Evey, Jr. Other survivors include her children Wlaker L evey and his wife Virginia of Springfield, VA, Cindy Deja Mason and Mari-Jo Shepherd and her husband Jim of Floral City, FL, half brother Thomas Marshall of Falls Church, VA, 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchldren. She was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Marshall. Services for Frances will be private. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with arrangements.


Dorothy M Fischer, 89, Inverness, FL
Dorothy Marie Fischer, age 89, of Inverness, FL died August 15, 2016 at Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing, Inverness. Dorothy was born on November 5, 1926 in New York, NY to the late John and Margaret (Donnelly) Herbst. She worked as an insurance agent for a number of years but, her true passion was dancing. Dorothy worked as a dance instructor for the Arthur Murray Dance Studios. In 1989, she made Inverness her home after moving from Glendale, CA. Dorothy also loved animals, especially her dog Misty. She was a woman of faith and her spirituality was very important to her. Dorothy was preceded in death by her loving husband, Bill. Those left to mourn her passing and cherish her memory are her brother: David Dolan; nephew: Scott Dolan and his children Brian and Alyssa; nephew: Dennis Dolan and his wife Cheryl and their children Jonathan and Kyle; nephew: Chris Dolan and his wife Melisha and their children Corban and Adeline; close family friend: Elaine Nixon; sister in law: Joan Dolan; and nieces and nephews: Kathleen and Peter Matarese, June and Gary Meier, Joan and Bob Wyka, Karen and Philip Owen, Mark and Jessy Dolan; as well as Joan Dolan's grandchildren and great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 2:00 p.m. with the Celebration of Life service to follow at 2:30 p.m. Burial will take place after the service at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Mary E Foster, 72, Lecanto, FL
Mary Eleanor Foster, 72, Lecanto passed away at home on Aug 3, 2016. Mary was born in High Springs, FL on April 8, 1944 and moved to this area from Durham, NC in 1986. She was a bookeeper and payroll clerk for the Rainbow Springs Country Club prior to retirement. Left to cherish her memory are her two children, Lori Stender of Homosassa, FL and Lisa Mayrose of Land O'Lakes, FL. She was predeceased by a son, Stephen Sera; her parents; and her husband, Donnie G. Foster in 2006. Memorial services will be announced at a later date at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with burial to follow beside her late husband in Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Pet Pal Animal Shelter, 1500 - 34th Street No., St. Petersburg, FL 33713. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family.


William C Gearhart, 91, Inverness, FL
William C. "Bill" Gearhart, Jr., age 91, of Inverness, Florida died peacefully in his family home on August 4, 2016. Born in Johnston, Pennsylvania on June 21, 1925 to the late William and Hazel Wolstoncroft Gearhart. Bill married and brought his English WWII Bride, Lillian Peggy, to Miami, Florida in 1947 where together they raised four children. Following a long and fulfilling career of more than 35 years with Eastern Airlines as the Manager of aircraft maintenance and FAA liaison, he retired and together Bill and Peg moved to Central Florida. During his early retirement years, he and Peg traveled the world. Bill was exceedingly proud and loved to tell stories of his experiences and adventures during his service to the country in the U.S. Army Air Corps. during WWII. He served as a B17 Mechanic at Honington Air Force Base near Cambridge, England. He met the love of his life and wife of 62 years, the late Lilian Peggy Davies, while in England. Bill is survived by his four children: Shirley and Jesse Pruitt of Cocoa, Florida; Bob and Coleda Gearhart of Clinton, Connecticut; Sharon and David Churchill of Brunswick, Ohio, and Bill and Donna Gearhart of Jupiter, Florida. His legacy includes seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren: Dr. Peter and Natalie Passaro and their son Isaac of Brighton, England; Erik and Karen Passaro and their children Dakota and Erik of Cummings, GA; Tiffani Passaro of Atlanta, GA; Amy and Chris Ferraro and their children Lily and Elly of Westbrook, CT; Air Force Major Robert and Heather Gearhart and their son Jayson of Warwick, RI; Marie and Air Force Major Dr. Mark Albright and their children Mckenna and Maddox of San Antonio, TX; Ken and Michelle Churchill and their son Connor of Strongsville, Ohio. He is also survived by his sister, Lettie Ozaki and her family in Atlanta, GA. Private cremation arrangements will take place under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. William will be laid to rest with his beloved Peggy at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell at a later date. The family will gather in Celebration of his Love and Life in December. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made in his memory to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. (www.hospiceofcitruscounty.org).


Raymond J Grabarczyk, 86, Hernando, FL
Raymond John Grabarczyk, age 86, of Hernando, FL died May 28, 2016 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, Lecanto. Raymond was born January 8, 1930 in Milwaukee, WI to the late John A. and Sophie M. (Warczinski) Grabarczyk. He proudly served his county as an Air Force Sergeant and was a Veteran of the Korean War. After earning his B.A. at Marquette University, Raymond was employed as a Sales Engineer for Harnischfeger Machinery Manufacturers for 26 years. In 1980, he made Citrus County his home after moving from Coral Springs, FL. A Catholic by faith, Raymond was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness. He was also a member of the Inverness Country Club, Citrus Hills Country Club and the Inverness Elks Club. Those left to mourn his passing are his loving wife, Rhea Grabarczyk of Hernando, FL; his sister: Gerry Czarnik of Milwaukee, WI; nephew: Scott Czarnik and his wife Joy of Lisbon, WI; niece: Nancy Dyszelski and her husband Andy of Waukesha, WI; and many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Raymond was preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley on February 19, 2005. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at a later date from the Max A. Sass and Sons Funeral Home in Milwaukee, WI. Raymond's urn will be laid to rest at St. Adelberts' Cemetery, Milwaukee, WI. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


James G Hall, 75, Ocala, FL
James G. Hall, 75, of Ocala, FL passed away July 23, 2016 at Legacy House in Ocala. He was born on October 10, 1940 in Wauwatosa, WI to the late Eddie and Edna (Waller) Hall. James was a U.S. Air Force veteran and arrived in this area in 1994, coming from Illinois. He enjoyed shooting pool, fishing, and going on cruises. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Jeanette Hall. James is also survived by his daughters Linda A. Mattingly and her husband Joseph of Inverness, and Catherine J. Hall of Wilmington, DE; and grandchildren Hannah and Abbigale Mattingly. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Helen K Hallberg, 84, Beverly Hills, FL
Helen K. Hallberg, aged 84, passed away on April 25 in Inverness, Florida. One of 9 Children, she spent her formative years in Chicago, attending events at the Aragon Ballroom and attending other events in the city. It was on one of these excursions, while taking in a Theatre On The Lake performance, where she met the love of her life, Herb Hallberg. After a few years of dating, they were married in December of 1950. A few years later, Helen gave birth to the second great love of her life, Herb Jr., in 1955. Over the years, Helen and family followed her wanderlust both on vacation(visiting such exotic destinations as Hong Kong, Alaska, and Hawaii), and in making her homestead(living in such far-flung places as New Jersey, California, Tennessee, and Florida). She is preceeded in death by her parents, 8 siblings, and husband, and is survived by her son, daughter-in-law Linda, grandchildren Matt and Marie, and many nieces and nephews. Private cremation arrangements with Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Annie M Husselton, 91, Inverness, FL
Annie Mae Husselton, 91, Inverness passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016 at her home under the loving care of her family and Hernando-Pasco Hospice. Mrs Husselton was born in Houston, TX on June 7, 1925 to the late Ladislav and Bessie (Kostka) Silhan and came here in 1982 from North Carolina. She worked for Pan American Airways as a Secretary and was a member of Providence Baptist Church in Lecanto. Annie enjoyed gardening, especially raising orchids. She won several ribbons at the fair with her orchid entries. Additionally, she enjoyed cooking and spending time with her grandchildren, and most importantly, studying God's Holy Word. Left to cherish her memory are two children, Karol Martin and her husband, Gene of Hayesville, NC and Kathie Anton and her husband Dennis of Inverness; two brothers, Leslie Silhan, Houston, TX and Jerry Silhan, Miami, FL; two grandchildren, Apryl Anton and Kane Martin; three great grandchildren, Dylan and Levi Martin and Jessica Masters. She was preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy C. Husselton Oct. 10, 2003, her grandson, Travis Martin; one brother, Frank Silhan and three sisters, Bessie Chladek, Mary Lebr, and Frances Zimic. A Celebration of Life will be conducted at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Thursday, June 30th at 10:00 AM with Rev. Martin Hoffman, Providence Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 9:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by Gideons International, Citrus Co. Camp, PO Box 1183, Crystal River, FL 34423 Plaque to: Kathie Anton, 2107 Byron St., Inverness, FL 34453


Vera I Irons, 93, Dunnellon, FL
Vera I. Irons, age 93, of Dunnellon, FL died June 2, 2016 at Citrus Hills Health and Rehab, Hernando. Vera was born on September 24, 1922 in Cincinnati, OH to the late John and Iva (Day) Younger. In 1945, she proudly served her country as a member of the United States Navy and worked in communications. After her military service, Vera worked as a beautician. In 1971, she made Citrus County her home after relocating from Erlanger, KY. She spent a great deal of her spare time gardening and grew beautiful flowers and wonderful vegetables. Vera also loved to read and was a great cook. She had a special love for her cockatiel bird, Wally. Vera will be remembered as a great and loving mother and grandmother. Those left to mourn her passing are her two children: James Irons of Dunnellon, FL and Joni Irons of Inverness, FL. She is also survived by three grandchildren: Jade Swenson, Jaime Tobin and Jasmine Diaz; and four great-grandchildren: Jill Kern, Jaylee Martin, Matt Blecker and Natalie Diaz. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements. Vera's urn will be laid to rest in Reddick, FL at a later date.


Donald C Joiner, 53, Inverness, FL
Donald Clyde Joiner, 53, of Inverness, FL passed away June 13, 2016 at his residence in Inverness. He was born in Collier County, FL on February 17, 1963, and arrived in this area in 2014, coming from Naples, FL. Donald was a heavy equipment mechanic for a cement company, and enjoyed swamp buggies, hunting, and fishing. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Joiner, and a brother, Mickey Joiner. Survivors include his loving wife of 9 years, Anna E. Joiner; daughter Amelia Joiner of Anchorage, AK; mother Lottie Joiner of Inverness; and 6 siblings. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ann M Kennedy, 79, Inverness, FL
Ann M. Kennedy, 79, of Inverness, Florida passed away June 24, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, in Inverness. She was born on December 1, 1936 in Poughkeepsie, New York to the late Martin and Marjorie (Degen) Miller. Ann was a telephone operator, and arrived in this area in 1992, coming from Amenia, New York. She was a Catholic by faith, and a free spirit. She loved summer, flowers, friends and family, and shopping at Wynn-Dixie. She is survived by her loving family; son Gerald Robert McDonald and his wife Robin, of Amenia, N.Y.; daughter Brenda Daniele of Millbrook, N.Y.; and brother Thomas Miller. 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Gathering of Family and Friends is scheduled for Wednesday, June 29, 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Eleanor L Koslosky, 94, Inverness, FL
Eleanor Louise Koslosky, 94, Inverness passed away August 5, 2016 at Arbor Trail Health & Rehab Center. Eleanor was born April 22, 1922 in Elizabeth, NJ to the late Herman and Louise Engesser and came here in 1977 from Bernardsville, NJ. She owned a color and reproduction company with her husband prior to her retirement and was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Inverness. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward in 1989, a stepson, Charles, and a sister, Cynthia Mountain. She is survived by a Goddaughter, Kristine Major. Memorial services will be conducted on Friday, Aug 19, 2016 at 1:00 PM from The First Lutheran Church with Pastor Tom Beaverson officiating. The cremated remains will be buried in the church's memorial garden. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory assisted the family.


Barbara D Kuhl, 91, Inverness, FL
BARBARA DEARMIN KUHL, passed away July 22, 2016 in Inverness, Florida.  Barbara was born on a dairy farm to Anna and Mason Dearmin in DeSoto, Kansas on August 14, 1924. She was the youngest of seven children, the other six being brothers and all of whom moved to St. Petersburg, Florida in 1927. She and husband Victor graduated from St. Petersburg High School in 1942. She completed Masters and Reading Specialist degrees at the State University of New York at Albany. Barbara retired from Stillwater, New York Central Schools as Coordinator for Remedial Programs in 1986. She moved to Montgomery, Alabama and then to Florida and Sugarmill Woods in 1989. Barbara was a member of the Sugarmill Woods (SMW) Woman’s Club, SMW Country Club and SMW Garden Club. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Homosassa and served on the Church Council. She was also a member of New York State Teacher Retirement Association. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Victor W. Kuhl, Jr. Survivors include Kenneth A. Kuhl and wife Penny of Tallahassee; Gary W. Kuhl and wife Elicia of Floral City; three grandsons, Todd A. Kuhl, and Bradley W. Kuhl of Tampa; and Zebulon Bishop and wife Crystal, great-grandsons Logan and Kyler of Floral City. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Visitation will be at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home at 3075 S. Florida Avenue in Inverness on Wed. July 27 at 11:00 A.M. Services will follow at noon and burial will be at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell at 2:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be sent to First United Methodist Church of Homosassa, 8831 West Bradshaw Street, Homosassa, Florida 34448.     


Thomas J Laird, 84, Inverness, FL
Thomas Joseph Laird, age 84, of Inverness, passed away on Monday, July 18, 2016 while traveling in Alaska. Thomas was born on January 12, 1932 in Bronx, NY to the late Edward and Sadie (Cotton) Laird. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy in Naval Air from 1951 to 1955 and received four Service Medals for National Defense, Korean, China and Navy Occupation. Tom owned and operated T.J. Laird Construction Company where he built residential homes in New Jersey until his retirement in 1994. After retirement, he moved to Newbern, N.C. for a time, but 14 years ago he made Inverness, FL his permanent home. A Catholic by faith, he was a member of the St. Scholastica Catholic Church, Lecanto. In his spare time, Tom enjoyed boating, fishing and playing pickle ball. He also greatly enjoyed singing, dancing, walking and working out in the gym to keep fit. Tom was an avid fan of the New York Yankees. Those left to mourn his passing and cherish his memory are his loving wife of 26 years, Melba Jean Laird; daughters: Saralyn Betley and her husband David of Fairfield, NJ, Susan Poland Elzenbeck and her husband Blair of Point Pleasant, NJ, Janice Turner and her husband James of Bedminster, N.J.; stepdaughter: Teresa Mahoney and her husband Kevin of Chesapeake, VA; stepson: Joseph Costello and his wife Monica of Montville, NJ; brother: Louis Laird of Stuart, FL; grandchildren: Jeff Turner and his wife Joanna, Andrew Turner, Renee Turner, Kyle Betley, Bridget Betley, Jeff Poland and Meghan Poland; step-grandchildren: Lauren Mahoney, Kevin Mahoney, Faith Costello and Grace Costello. He also leaves behind many beloved friends in New Jersey, Newbern, N.C. and Inverness, FL. In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by one sister and one brother. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, August 5, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Scholastica Catholic Church located at 4301 W. Homosassa Trail, Lecanto, FL 34461 with Father Jose Tejado officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m. until the hour of service. Internment will take place following the church service at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL where Inverness VFW Post #4337 will render military honors. Afterwards, the Laird family invite friends to join them for a luncheon buffet in the Windsor Room of the Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club at 2:00 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Tom's memory to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Roger J Lapp, 83, Inverness, FL
Roger J. Lapp, 83, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, August 19, 2016. Roger was a devoted follower of Jesus since he was 9 years of age, when he accepted Jesus as his personal savior. He was active in Baptist Churches throughout his life with the last one being the First Baptist Church of Inverness. He was born January 29, 1933 in Buffalo, New York. Roger was a licensed pharmacist, graduating from the School of Pharmacy at University of Buffalo in 1957. He married Judith Bure on March 30, 1956 in Williamsville, New York. He was drafted into the US Army in 1958 and was stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia, from 1958 until 1960. After his discharge from the army, he became the pharmacy manager at the 745 bed Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, FL, where he served for over 25 years, followed by two years as Director of Professional and Extension Services. He served on the Board of Directors of many charitable health societies, such as the American Cancer Society and Epilepsy Foundation. He served as the Vice President for the Florida Association for Mentally Challenged Citizens and was the recipient of the Brotherhood Award, as the person who had done the most for disabled citizens. His leadership in pharmacy societies included the Southwest Florida Society of Hospital Pharmacists, which he joined in 1964, and served them in various capacities. In 1975 he was named as Hospital Pharmacist of the Year, their highest honor. He was also a member of the Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International, and the Pinellas County Pharmacists Society. In 1993, at the age of 60, he earned his Master of Arts degree from Trinity Theological Seminary of Newburgh, Indiana. Roger is survived by his wife of 60 years, Judy; two sons: Eric and Mark; three grandchildren: Stephen, Sarah and Rebekah; and two brothers: Walter and Paul. Funeral services for Roger will be conducted on Monday, August 22, 2016 at 3:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, with Rev Byron Brown, First Baptist Church of Inverness and Rev Joe Maddox of Nature Coast Baptist Association, officiating. Burial will follow at the Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 2:00 PM until service time.


Hancel G Leemaster, 85, Inverness, FL
Hancel Gene Leemaster, 85, of Inverness, Florida passed away July 11, 2016 at Brentwood Palms ALF in Lecanto, FL. He was born in Globe, KY on November 19, 1930 to the late Luther and Hazel (Chandler) Leemaster. Gene was a U.S. Army, Korean War veteran and recipient of 3 bronze stars. He owned a KOA campground, as well as grocery stores. Gene arrived in this area in 2002, coming from Lake Havasu, AZ, and was a member of the American Legion Post #155, Crystal River, FL. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Helena Leemaster in 2013. Gene is survived by his daughter and her husband Denise and John Leib of W. Palm Beach, FL; sister Joan Bersinger of Mansfield, OH; and one grandchild, Lindsey Whitton. A graveside service with military honors is scheduled for Thursday, July 21, 11:00 A.M., at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Thomas A Letchford, 81, Inverness, FL
Thomas A. Letchford, age 81, of Inverness, FL died May 27, 2016 at Ocala Regional Medical Center, Ocala, FL. Thomas was born on January 7, 1935 in McKeesport, PA to the late Edward and Johanna (Delehanty) Letchford. He made Citrus County his home 10 years ago after relocating from Olympia, WA. Thomas was employed for many years as a Quality Control Inspector for the Nuclear Power Industry. He enjoyed electronics as well as fishing in his spare time. His love of fishing is one of the reasons Thomas decided to make Florida his permanent home. Those left to mourn his passing are his son: Thomas Letchford; daughters: Diane (Richard) Romito and Alyssa Letchford Tunison; brothers: Robert Letchford and David Letchford; sister: Joanne Kelly; and four grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL


Jacqueline L Levesque, 70, Floral City, FL
Jacqueline Louise Levesque, 70, Floral City passed away June 11, 2016 in Shands at UF Hospital in Gainesville. A native of Fall River, MA., she was born Jan 5, 1946 to the late Henry and Louise (Silvia) Levesque and came to this area in 1994 from Swansea, MA. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse prior to retirement. Left to mourn are 4 children, Laura Franklin, Jason and Joseph Kurowski, and JoAnn Tavares; 3 brothers, Joseph, Norman, and Norbet Levesque; 1 sister, Patricia Dykeman; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. At Jacqueline's request, there will be no formal ceremony. Her family will receive friends at a visitaion on Tuesday, June 21st from 12 noon until 1:00 PM followed by cremation. The Chas E Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family.


Vincent J Lopez, 70, Largo, FL
Vincent Lopez passed away on July 19, 2016 at his home under the care of his wife. Vincent was born in Brooklyn,NY on August 12, 1945 to the late Mary and Joseph Lopez, Sr. of Inverness, FL. Vincent graduated high school in Brooklyn, NY then became a skilled masonry and could build anything. From there, he came to Florida from in 1987 to open a successful restaurant called Maria's Cucina in St. Petersburg, Fl and retired in 2000. In retirement, he was a skilled artist and his Ocean commissioned works can be found in the St. Petersburg, FL mall. He loved cooking all of his favorite Italian dishes shared by the love he had for his family and friends. Vincent will be deeply missed and will be in our hearts forever. Vincent is survived by his wife Joy, his two daughters: Gina Hall and son-in-law Thomas Hall and Maria Lopez , his two grandchildren: Thomas Hall and Amanda Hall and his sister Delores Scarangella. Vincent was preceded in death by his son, Joseph Lopez, III on July 20, 2014 and his two brothers, Joseph Lopez II and Leonard Lopez. The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 PM at Chas E Davis Funeral Home. There will be a brief prayer service offered by Fr. Tim Cummings of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church beginning at 10:00 AM


Lillian G Mabie, 84, Hernando, FL
Lillian Grace "Lille" Mabie, 84, Hernando died July 5, 2016 in the Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast facility in Lecanto. Lille was born in Hoboken, NJ to the late Herman and Lillian Davis on October 7, 1931. She moved to Citrus County in 1982 from Albuquerque, NM. She was a retired Executive Secretary for a tax consulting business and of the Protestant Faith. She was a long time member of the Inverness Does Drove No. 232 where she served as their secretary for over 18 years as well as their parliamentarian, chairperson, and trustee. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 42 years, Walter E. "Walt" Mabie; 2 children, Tina Mabie of Hernando and Scott Mowry and his wife Arlene of Sanibel Island, Fl; 2 grandsons, Greg and Kevin Mowry. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Lynn Niblick and a brother, Herman Davis. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted on Monday, July 11, 2016 at 10:00 AM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Lyman, Hospice Chaplain and Inverness Does Drove No. 232 officiating. Entombment will follow in the Mausoleum of The Fountains Memorial Park, Homosassa. The family will receive friends at the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast, P.O.Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. A reception to follow at the Inverness Elks Lodge in Hernando at 12:30 PM.


William E Marchese, 88, Floral City, FL
William E. Marchese, 88 of Floral City, FL passed away June 29, 2016 in Inverness. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on January 22,1928 to the late Vincent J. and Minnie (Gilleo) Marchese. William- Bill was a bus driver and retired from the Milwaukee County Transport System. He was a US Navy WWII veteran. He is a member of The Assemblies of God, and attends Inverness Church of God. Bill enjoyed playing cards, board games, and amusement parks. He loved the Green Bay Packers football team, and the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Janette Marchese. Survivors include his six children, Debra (Wesley) Davis of Port Washington, WI, Philip (Kathy) Marchese, Milwaukee, WI, James (Patty) Marchese, Milwaukee, WI, Rebecca (Tom) Krueger, Sapulpa, OK, Susan Marchese, Whidbey Island, WA, and William Marchese Jr, and John Haroll, Clearwater Beach, FL.; eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He is survived by his brother Vincent (Ruth) Marchese. He was preceded in death by his brother Francis Marchese. Contact family for service time. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory


Fidela A Marohn, 95, Floral City, FL
Fidela Alma Marohn, age 95, died peacefully at home on August 8, 2016 holding the hands of her daughter, Cynthia and granddaughter, Amber while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Born on October 20, 1920 in the small town of Middleburgh, New York as the only child of the late John and Gesine Kump. Fidela was raised on a 150 acre dairy farm in Schoharie, New York where she learned the values of hard work and patience, values she lived by throughout her life. She graduated top of her class in 1937 and again at Rochester Dental Dispensary School for Dental Hygienists in 1940, and excelled in her profession. On February 14, 1959, she married Harold Marohn and was a loving wife and mother. Fidela traveled the world with her husband. She was her family's greatest cheerleader and school fundraiser supporter for her grandchildren with magazines and candy bars too numerous to count. She will live on through her daughter: Cynthia Martone; stepdaughter: Virginia Marohn; stepson: Alan Marohn; five grandchildren: Gregory, Jenna, Crystal, Amber and Brianna; five great-grandchildren: Arianna, Devon, Walter Jr., Jade and Jonan. Fidela was a soft spoken woman with an iron will. And true to her name, she was faithful to those she loved. She was the model of a virtuous woman, a supportive mother-in-law to Thomas Martone, Jr. and a strong woman who raised a strong family. She bore the woes and joys of her family without complaint and the world is a better place today for her having lived in it. Her family will always remember the incredible woman she was and the legacy of love she left behind. A private family viewing will be held August 11, 2016 at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, FL. Fidela will then be laid to rest at the Old Stone Fort Cemetery in Schoharie, New York beside her parents. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.  


Harry A Maselli, Jr., 79, Inverness, FL
Harry Andrew Maselli, Jr., 79, of Inverness, Florida passed away July 1, 2016 under the care Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Inverness. He was born in Phillipsburgh, N.J. on January 24, 1937 to the late Harry Andrew and Veronica (Zeeman) Maselli, Sr. Harry was a dormitory foreman at Princeton, University, and was a long time past employee of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. Harry was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, and member of the VFW Post 7122 Honor Guard, Floral Ciity, FL. He arrived in this area in 1999, coming from Allentown, NJ, and attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness. He enjoyed doing yardwork, jigsaw puzzles, watching TV, and was a "die hard" New York Yankees fan. Harry is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Marjorie Maselli; his children Harry A. Maselli and his wife Lynn of Heightstown, NJ, and Lynn Ann Bretler and her husband Matthew of Poland, ME.; 2 grandchildren, Andrew and Anna. Graveside services with military honors will be rendered by Floral City VFW Post #7122, Thursday, June 7, 11:00 A.M. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Owen W McGlothin, 59, Inglis, FL
Owen W. McGlothin, 59, of Inglis, FL passed away April 28, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness FL. He was born on October 22, 1956 in Milwaukee, WI to the late Kenneth O. and Loretta (Mullikim) McGlothin. Owen was a caretaker for the disabled, and arrived in this area in 1989, coming from Wisconsin. He enjoyed woodworking and working on computers. He is survived by his siblings Kenneth McGlothin of Wisconsin, Harold McGlothin of Arizona, and Lewy McGlothin, also of Wisconsin, Karen Gallenberg, Debra Florine, and Doris Zinkowitz, all of Wisconsin. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Charles H McKelvain, 74, Hernando, Fl
Charles Henry McKelvain, 74, Hernando died at home Aug 2, 2016. Charles was born in Milton, FL on Dec 20, 1941 to the late Samuel and Ida Belle (Brewer) McKelvain. He was employed in the road construction business as a heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and helping others in their needs. He is survived by two children, Remona Gilliland, Hernando, FL and Henry McKelvain of California; his brother and sister, Damon McKelvain and Ida Marie Styles; 6 grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled Sunday, Aug 14th at 3:00 PM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home. Cremation arrangements under the direction of Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Lynn McLain, 61, Hernando, Fl
Lemar "Lynn" McLain, 61, Hernando, passed away July 22, 2016 at his residence. Mr McLain was born in Jacksonville, FL to the late Luther and Shirley (Smith) McLain and moved to this area in 1988 from Tampa. He worked in the construction industry as a sheet metal specialist for E.S.I. for 42 years and was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church and Citrus Co. Airboat Association. Lynn enjoyed spending time with his family, airboating, fishing, hunting and 4 wheeling. He was of the "work hard, play hard" generation and never seemed to be idle. Left to mourn their loss and cherish his memory is his wife of 44 years, Melody Rogers McLain; 2 children, Jason (Tammy) McLain, and Jen (Jason) Simmons, both of Hernando, FL; 1 sister, Cheryl (Jim) Brush, Tampa; his grandchildren, Kayla, Krista, David, Karlie, Layla, Cody, Jason, and Justin; 1 great-grandson, Brentley. Lemar's life will be remembered and celebrated at the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness on Aug 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Greg Kell officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Cremation arrangement were under the direction of the Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Cornerstone Baptist Church in Lynn's memory.


Mary J McNish, 92, Floral City, FL
Mary June McNish, age 92, of Floral City, FL died July 10, 2016. Mary was born in Appalachia, VA on May 6, 1924 to the late George and Ruth (Whittemore) McNish. She was a homemaker throughout her life but also worked as a floral arranger for a time. Mary was a resident of Citrus County for most of her life. A Baptist by faith, she was a member of the Istachatta Baptist Church. For many years she drove the church bus and would pick children up so they could attend Sunday School. Mary enjoyed reading in her spare time and was a country girl at heart. She loved spending time in the countryside. The oldest of 10 children, she was very nurturing to her siblings growing up, since she was the oldest. Mary also had a great love for dogs. In addition to her parent's, she was preceded in death by 5 siblings. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


Willie J Meadows, 58, Inverness, FL
Willie J. Meadows, age 58 of Inverness, FL died May 28, 2016 at Avante Nursing Home, Inverness. Willie was born on July 9, 1957 in Columbus, OH to Susie (Smith) Meadows and the late Neal Meadows. He was a Baptist by faith and had worked as a Maintenance Man on horse farms in the Ocala area for most of his life. Those left to mourn his passing are his mother: Susie Everheart; wife: Ramona Meadows; daughters: Amanda Duncan and Tiffany Lea Meadows-Bielling; brothers: Johnny Meadows and his wife Sandra, Ernie Meadows, Bobby Everheart and Daniel Everheart; and special sister in law: Pam. He was preceded in death by his sister, Paula Lunsford. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


Marilyn S Mellett, 85, Floral City, FL
Marilyn Starrett Mellett, 85 of Floral City, Florida, died Friday, July 29, 2016 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County at Citrus Health and Rehab Center after a prolonged battle with Alzheimer's. Mrs Mellett was born June 9, 1931 in Marblehead, MA, daughter of the late Caroline O'Keefe Battles and William O'Keefe. She worked at GTE for 23 years, and lived for many years in Dunedin, FL. She had many homes and lived in many places before moving Inverness, FL. Marilyn attended the Inverness Presbyterian Church. Survived by her loving children, daughter, Caryn Vaccaro and son-in-law Frank Vaccaro of Floral City, FL; her son, Paul Starrett and daughter -in-law Matina Starrett of Middletown, DE, daughter Judy Huse and husband Ken Huse of Inverness, FL, stepdaughter, Debbie Mellett Kling and her husband Chip Kling of Londonderry, N.H; adopted daughter Anne Fullerton of Inverness, FL. Nana's loving grandchildren are: Dana, Amy & Matthew Vaccaro, Shannon Watson, Candace McNaughton, Audrey Mraz, Thomas Starrett, Heidi, Haley and Kyle King and 12 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Mellett in 2007. In Marilyn's memory, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, PO Box 1939, New Port Richey, FL 34656-1939 . Private arrangements under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, in Inverness.


Eladio T Menorca, M.D., 79, Lecanto, FL
Dr. Eladio Tome Menorca, 79, of Lecanto, FL. entered into God's Kingdom on July 6, 2016 at his residence in Lecanto. He was born on March 24, 1937 in Romblon, Philippine Islands to the late Cesario and Juanita (Tome) Menorca. Eladio arrived in the United States in 1962, and became a U.S. citizen in 1972. While going to school as a child, he loved to sing "God Bless America". He was very patriotic, and proud to be an American. Eladio did his urology training at Millard Fillmore Hospital in Buffalo, NY. He operated a urology practice in Dunkirk-Fredonia, NY for nine years. He relocated his practice to New Port Richey in 1979. Afterward, he retired to this area in 1999, coming from New Port Richey, FL. While in New Port Richey, he was a Urologist and practiced at Community Hospital, and North Bay Morton Plant Hospital. He also practiced at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point Hospital. Eladio was a Catholic by faith, and was an avid golfer. He also enjoyed playing tennis, and traveling. He was preceded in death by an infant brother, and 2 sisters, Leticia and Joretta. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Suzanne Menorca. Other survivors include his children: Douglas R. Menorca and his wife Diane of Washington, D.C., Elizabeth S. Harty and her husband Paul of the United Kingdom, and Alison P. Menorca of Brooklyn, NY, and 4 grandchildren: Lauren, Emma, Matthew and Samuel. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, July 16, 11:00 A.M., with Rev. Peter Thompson of HPH Hospice officiating, at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer's Family Organization, 6616 Rowan Road, New Port Richey, FL 34653, or the Black Diamond Foundation, 3125 W. Black Diamond Circle, Lecanto, FL 34461.


Edward G Moff, 65, Inverness, FL
Edward G. Moff, age 65, died at his residence on June 7, 2016. Edward was born on January 19, 1951 in Ravenna, OH to the late Eldon and Etta Mae (Jenkins) Moff. He was employed as a maintenance worker for the oil industry throughout his life. On July 1st, 1987 Edward married Starr Claybourne with whom he shared 28 loving years of marriage. In 1991, he and Starr made Citrus County their home after moving from Atwater, OH. In his youth, Edward was a member of the Future Farmers of America and had continued to be a supporter of that organization. While living in Atwater, OH he had been a volunteer fireman. Locally, Edward was a member of the Citrus Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. He was extremely skilled in small engine repair and was a fan of all John Deere outdoor equipment. Edward truly loved spending his spare time with his family. He will be remembered as a loving husband, a great father and wonderful "Papa" to his grandchildren. Those left to mourn Edward's passing and cherish his memory are his wife: Starr Moff of Inverness, FL; daughters: Crystal Claybourne-Clements and her husband Daniel of Lakewood Ranch, FL, Amber Steiner and her husband Chris of Sanford, NC; son: Neil Moff of Gillette, WY; and eight grandchildren: Alex, Benjamin, Ashley, Sophia, William, Lincoln Bowen and Kyle; brother: Charles Moff of Randolph, OH; sisters: Mary Simons and her husband Marshall of Alliance, OH, Juanita Dye and her husband Lowell of Alliance, OH, Lynne Simons and her husband Clyde of Canton, OH. He was preceded in death by four brothers: Joseph Moff, William Moff, Ernest Moff, Thomas Moff and one sister: Donna Simons. A memorial service will be planned by the Moff family for a later date. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Collins H Morgan, 79, Hernando, FL
Collins H. Morgan, 79, of Hernando, FL passed away peacefully August 14, 2016 at his home in Hernando. He was born in Daytona Beach, Florida to the late Arthur R. and Mary W. "Minnie" (Schick) Morgan, Jr. Collins was a U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force veteran, serving during the Vietnam War and going with the first wing of F-4s into the country. He was Lutheran by faith and spent his life in devoted service to his family, community, country and God. He was a lifelong outdoors enthusiast from his early days of adventure in the wilds of South Daytona, with a rifle he was given at age six. He  loved the beauty and serenity of nature and enjoyed fishing, backpacking, snowmobiling, and boating. He traveled widely in his motor home to family reunions and National Parks, returning again and again to Yellowstone. He often regaled us with funny stories from his adventurous life. He doted on his cats and family, and was well known and loved for his barbeque. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 52 years,  Doris Louise Morgan, his son, Anthony Collins Morgan and half brother Arthur Morgan and half sister, Linda Mignella. Survivors include his current wife, Patricia Webb Morgan; his daughters Rebecca Morgan of Clermont, FL and Daphne Swatek and her husband Ken of Palm Bay, FL; and three grandchildren, Daniel McMillan and his wife Amanda, Melissa Swatek, and Cole Swatek and his wife Kelsey; and his stepsons Perry, Philip and Walter Webb. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Friday, August 26, 12:00 P.M. at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 439 E. Norvell Bryant Hwy., Hernando, Florida, with the Reverend Kenneth C. Blyth officiating. His grandson, Daniel McMillan and his nephew, Steven Jones, will also be speaking. Inurnment will take place after the service at 2:30 P.M. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent in Collins' memory to either the SOS Food Pantry, c/o Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 439 E. Norvell Bryant Hwy, Hernando, FL 34442 or Citrus County Animal Services, 4030 S. Airport Road, Inverness, FL 34450. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL, is assisting the family with arrangements.


Donald E Moye, 73, Inverness, FL
Donald E. Moye, age 73, of Inverness, FL died at his residence on June 12, 2016. Donald was born on July 6, 1942 in Plant City, FL to the late James William and Lillie Mae (Harper) Moye. When he was 16 he met 14 year old Sarah Romano, whom he made his wife on June 10th, 1962 and shared 54 years of marriage. Throughout his life, Donald was employed as a Boilermaker for various industries. He made Citrus County his home after relocating from Tampa, FL 34 years ago. Donald was a faithful member of Ft.Cooper Baptist Church in Inverness for over 13 years. He loved fishing, was a Nascar racing fan and was a drag racer for 20 years, racing in the Tampa, Bradenton area. He was a member of Tampa Windhorst Masonic Lodge and the Local #433 Boilermakers Union in Tampa. Mainly, he loved his grand kids and adored his great grandson! In addition to his wife Sarah, left to mourn his memory are his 2 daughters: Donna Jean (Darrin) Stevenson of Inverness and Lena Faye (Shannon) Webb of Panama City, FL; 2 sisters: Ora Lee Stanton, ST. Petersburg, FL and Doris Faye (Leon) Ramer, Lacoochee, FL; his 5 grandchildren: Kevin (Celina) Stevenson of Lecanto, Andrew (Ashley) Stevenson of Lecanto, Kimmie Webb, Riley Webb and Garrett Webb all of Panama City, FL; great-grandchild: Abel Dean Stevenson; and great-granchild on the way: Zaiden Jeremy Stevenson; and a great many nieces and nephews. Donald was preceded in death by 1 brother: James Harold and 4 sisters: Lola, Gladys, Blanche and Betty. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, June 18th, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. from the Fort Cooper Baptist Church, Inverness with Pastor Marne Palmani officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 2:00 p.m. until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Helen M Munne', 88, Crystal River, FL
Helen Marie (Johnson) Munné, 88, Crystal River, FL died August 13, 2016 at Arbor Trail Rehab & Nursing Center. Mrs. Munné was born in Dunbar, West Virginia on October 3, 1927 to the late Lawrence E. and Marie (Murphy) Johnson. She is survived by 4 children; Lawrence B. Munné of Inverness, Vincent E. Munné of Ft. Pierce, FL, Victoria E. Munné of Crystal River, FL, and Robin E. (Munné) Westrom of Pittsburgh, PA. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Services for Helen will be conducted in W. Virginia at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Archie W Neese, 90, Inverness, FL
Archie W. Neese, 90, of Inverness, FL passed away June 22, 2016 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. He was born in Paragon, IN on November 21, 1925 to the late Walter and Mary (Broyer) Neese. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII. Archie was a supervisor, and employed by General Motors Corp for 33 years, retiring in 1983. He arrived in this area in 1995, coming from Cloverdale, IN, and was a Christian by faith. Archie helped establish, and was a 65 year member, of the Cloverdale American Legion Post. Other memberships include: Past Worshipful Master of the Cloverdale Masonic Lodge F&AM, as well as the Cloverdale Eastern Star; Board of Directors of the Clay County Rural Telephone Co.; Past member of the Cloverdale Methodist Church; and a consultant for a minority tool & dye company in Indianopolis, IN. He was a little league baseball, basketball, and track coach and enjoyed golfing, traveling, and fishing. Archie was a loving husband and dedicated father. He was preceded in death by one brother, Wendell Neese, and two sisters, Mildred Neese and Maxine Branneman. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Colleen Neese, and his son Greg Neese of Inverness. Archie's urn will be laid to rest with military honors on Tuesday, June 28, 11:00 A.M. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Thomas B Noble, 55, Inverness, FL
Thomas Bradley "Brad" Noble, 55, of Inverness, FL passed away August 11, 2016 at his residence in Inverness. He was born on November 1, 1960 in Chillicothe, OH, and arrived in this area in 2007, coming from Chillicothe. Brad was a deputy sheriff for the Ross County Sheriff's Department in Ohio for 35 years. He was also a Special Olympics coach in both Ohio, and Inverness. Brad enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time outdoors, and was well known and loved in Ohio. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Barton Noble, and one sister, Tracey Noble. Survivors include his loving wife of 34 years, Sue Noble of Inverness, his children, Travis Noble and his wife Jackie of Inverness, Keri Walsh and her husband Aaron of Chillicothe, OH; his mother Lala Noble of Ohio; brother Bill Noble of Ohio; and grandchildren Aaron, Jeremy, Stacy, Ripley, and Hayley. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


John "Marty" Norris, 49, Inverness, FL
John "Marty" Norris, age 49, of Inverness, FL died peacefully at his home on August 15, 2016 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Marty was born on December 10, 1966 in Chattanooga, TN to Linda (Martin) Norris and John Everett East and later adopted by Grady Taylor Norris. He made Inverness his home five years ago after moving here with his family from Rossville, GA. A man of faith, Marty regularly attended services at Cornerstone Baptist Church, Inverness. He greatly enjoyed fishing in his spare time and was a member of The Lighthouse organization of Inverness. Those left to mourn Marty's passing are his mother: Linda Norris; brother: Phillip Norris and his wife Tara; his step-mother: Louise Norris; three step-brothers: Rick Norris, Don Norris and his wife Janice, Glen Norris and his wife Deloris; two step-sisters: Dianne Buckner and her husband George and Melissa East. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Mary J Oberlin, 84, Floral City, FL
Mary J. Oberlin, 84, Floral City, FL passed away August 1, 2016 in Floral City. She was born in Canton, OH on February 17, 1932 to the late Dale E. and Elizabeth (Collins) Bierworth. Mary was a homemaker, and arrived in this area in 1998, coming from Safety Harbor, FL. She was a protestant by faith, and loved her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Robert Oberlin. Other survivors include her children, Michael J. Oberlin of Clearwater, FL, and Nancy Chrien of Tampa, FL; and 5 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Lebra M Pariso, 85, Inverness, FL
Lebra Marie Pariso, age 85, of Inverness, FL died May 28, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Lebra was born on November 18, 1930 in Chicago, IL to the late James and Opal (Goff) Pariso. In 1989, she made Citrus County her home after moving from Elkhart, IN. Lebra owned an operated her own R.V. company. In her spare time she enjoyed painting ceramics and doing crafts. Lebra also enjoyed gambling, bowling and bingo. She had a great love for her dogs. Left to mourn her passing is her loving life partner of 44 years, Richard A. Nardi. Additionally, she leaves behind her daughter: Michel Greenman of West Palm Beach, Florida; her son: Valentino J. Bailey and his wife Sandy of Lansing, MI; and her brother: Valentino Pariso of Illinois. Lebra was preceeded in death by two sons: Jimmy and John Bailey; her brother, James Pariso and sister, Eva Damiano. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


Fred C Pascuzzi, 92, Inverness, FL
Fred C. Pascuzzi, 92 of Inverness, passed away, Friday, July 22, 2016 at Avante of Inverness. Born on April 25, 1924 in Niagara Falls, New York to the late Joseph and Frances (Serianni) Pascuzzi, he came here in 2014 from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Fred was a retired Quarry Manager and Catholic by faith and attended Our Lady of Fatima Parish. He was a true "people person", who loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed having projects to do, woodworking and games of chance. Left to mourn his loss are his daughters: Marion (Arthur) Gundling of Inverness, FL, Annette (Mark) Forsythe of Hackettstown, New Jersey; his sister, Norma Viselli of No. Tonawanda, New York; sister in law, Josephine Santangelo and brother in law, Michael (Donna) Spendio; his grandchildren: Sara (Jon) Tomaszewski, Matthew (Alyssia) Gundling, Maryanne Forsythe, Melanie (John) Esposito, Melissa Forsythe and Christine Forsythe; great grandchildren: Landon, Reese, Adrianna, Dawson and Zoe, as well as a loving family of nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 35 years, Mary (Spendio) Pascuzzi. Funeral services for Fred are scheduled for Friday, July 29, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. from the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Parish at St. Joseph's Church in Niagara Falls, New York, with Reverend Duane Klizek officiating. Burial will take place following the service at St. Joseph Cemetery of Niagara Falls. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL, 34464. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness.


Richard A Patz, 72, Lecanto, Fl
Richard A. Patz 72, passed peacefully on June 17.  He was born in St. Petersburg, Florida on February 7, 1944.  He is survived by his three children, Michael (Ruth) Patz, Erin (John) Spielberger and Anne Patz; his mother, Wadine (Cliff) Ansley, his brother Don (Betsey) Patz and three sisters Debbie Patz, Patty Yates, and Lesa (Jimmy) Stoney. He was predeceased by his father, Richard D. Patz.  Richard had 12 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  Richard graduated from Dixie Hollins High School and the University of South Florida where he received his Master’s degree in Chemistry.  After graduating from USF, he worked for Procter and Gamble, Stauffer Chemical, and in the restaurant supply industry, until he transitioned to his career passion, education, where he worked for the Broward County and Citrus County school systems. Richard loved his family.  He desired to make the world a better place and instill that value to all he knew.  He was also an avid bird watcher who found peace in nature. A memorial service will be held on July 2, at 10:00 a.m. at Trinity Baptist Church, 2840 E. Hayes Street, Inverness, FL  34453. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family


Wanda J Pridemore, 85, Citrus Springs, FL
Wanda June Pridemore, 85, of Citrus Springs, FL passed away Friday, August 5, 2016 at her residence in Citrus Springs, She was born in Kehoe, KY on August 24, 1930 to the late John and Violet (Plummer) Tilghman. Wanda was a telephone operator, and arrived in this area in 1992, coming from Anchorage, Alaska, and attended the Church of the Nazarene in Hernando, FL. She enjoyed making ceramics, doing word puzzles, traveling, gardening and playing cards with her friends. She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Donald C. Pridemore. Wanda was preceded in death by her sister, Virginia Jarrels. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service is scheduled for Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. at Church of the Nazarene, Hernando, FL. The family will be receiving friends in visitation on Tuesday, 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness. Wanda will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL, after the services on Wednesday.


Anthony J Proterra, 96, Lecanto, FL
Anthony J. Proterra, 96, of Lecanto, Florida passed away Friday, June 10, 2016 under the care of Brentwood Healthcare Center, Lecanto. He was born in Plattsburgh, New York on March 15, 1920 to the late Michael and Virginia (Gianzanda) Proterra. Antony was an Engineer for the Esso Oil Company and arrived in this area in 1985, coming from Wenonah, New Jersey. He was Catholic by faith, and attended Our Lady of Fatimah Catholic Church in Inverness, FL. He enjoyed golfing, swimming, playing poker, and spending time with his family. Left to mourn is loss is his long time loving wife, Alice N. Proterra; sons Joe T. Proterra and his wife Kathy of Gainesville, GA, David A. Proterra of Tucson, Arizona, and Ginny F. Keblusek and her husband Chuck of Richmond, VA; 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Monday, 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness, Tuesday, 10:00 A.M. The family will receive friends in visitation one hour prior to service.


Rebecca L Reedy, 55, Floral City, FL
Rebecca Lynn Reedy, 55, Floral City passed away August 2, 2016 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Mrs Reedy was born in National City, CA on Sept 17, 1960 to Kenneth and Louise (Robinson) Reedy and moved to this area from Hawaii 20 years ago. She was an office manager in the automotive industry. Rebecca enjoyed traveling and spending time with her son, Chris, who was "her world". Her dogs, Honey and Kona were her beloved pets, as was Honey, who has since passed away. Memorial services were conducted Friday, August 5, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. at the Inverness Church of God with Pastor David Lucas officiating. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of the Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Clifford H Roberts, 89, Inverness, FL
CLIFFORD H. ROBERTS, 89 of Inverness, departed to be with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Friday, July 29, 2016 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, in Inverness. Clifford was born in Miami, Florida on August 24, 1926 to the late Wesley George and Alice (Oldham) Roberts. He came to Citrus County 10 years ago from Miami, where he retired as a life guard with City of Miami Beach, Beach Patrol. He was a WWII Coast Guard veteran and Baptist by faith. Clifford enjoyed watching boxing, he was an avid free diver and spear fisherman in his youth, and he would always share his faith with young people and everyone he met. He was preceded in death by one son, Clifford Wesley Roberts. Left to mourn his loss and cherish his memory are his sons: Gregory Roberts, Inverness, Mathew Roberts, Punto Gorda, FL and his grandchildren: Michelle Ramos, Gregory C. Roberts, Desiree Delellis, Wesley Scott Roberts, Mathew Wesley Roberts, Elizabeth Ann Roberts and Leah Chasity Roberts and three great grandchildren. Funeral services for Clifford will be conducted on Wednesday, August 3rd at 1:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, with Rev. David Smith of Cornerstone Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11:00 AM until service time.


Gloria L Roesel, 88, Lecanto, FL
Gloria Roesel, age 88, of Lecanto, FL died July 19, 2016 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Gloria was born on June 5, 1928 in Massapequa, NY to the late Francis and Hazel (Chevalier) Evento. On April 3, 1971 she married John Roesel with whom she shared 40 years of marriage until his passing on July 5, 2011. Gloria was formerly employed in the clerical department for New York Telephone. In 1983, she made Citrus County her home after moving from Bayshore, NY. A Catholic by faith, she attended services at St. Scholastica Catholic Church in Lecanto, FL for a number of years. Gloria was also a member of the Inverness Moose Lodge #2112 / WOTM Chapter 1773. In her spare time she greatly enjoyed playing bingo, taking cruises, knitting and crocheting. Gloria also enjoyed going to craft shows and attending ice skating shows. She will be remembered as a very happy go lucky lady who was very loving, generous and kind. Those left to mourn her passing and cherish her memory are her godson: Arthur Wile and his wife Susan of Citrus Springs, FL; special family members: Michele Kenney and her husband Rick of Homosassa, FL, Maureen Trupia of Long Island, NY, Bernice Scott and her husband Steve of the Cayman Islands and Gail Booth of Phoenix, AZ. Other beloved family members include: Justin Lofaro, Jessica Elsen, Stephen Lofaro, Travis Scott, Katie Scott, Stephen Tujia, Tricia Greene, Brandon Trupia and Colin Trupia. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be offered on Tuesday, July 26 at 10:00 a.m. from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness with Deacon Robert Smith of St. Scholastica Catholic Church officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m. until the hour of service. Internment to follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Jayson E Rose, 40, Ocala, FL
Jayson E. Rose, 40, of Ocala, Florida passed away June 26, 2016. He was born on October 15, 1975 in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Newark, DE. Jayson arrived in this area in 2003, coming from Philadelphia, PA. and was an exceptionally talented tattoo artist and loved free drawing and painting. He also enjoyed motorcycle riding, playing the guitar and video games, and was a WWII history buff. He was preceded in death by his father Ralph E. Rose and his brother, Brian E. Rose. Survivors include his mother JoAnn Rose of Inverness, FL; and his sister Jaime Rose and her husband Wade Jackson of Festus, MO. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Philip P Royal, 47, Inverness, FL
Captain Philip Patrick Royal, 47, of Inverness, Florida passed away unexpectedly July 18, 2016 while participating in the Key Training Center's "Run for the Money" in Tallahassee, Florida. Phil was a devoted husband, father and sworn hero. Born in Clearwater, he was a lifelong Florida resident. Phil moved to Citrus County in 1988, where he served the community for nearly three decades as a public servant in roles including Firefighter, EMT, Paramedic and Law Enforcement Officer. He believed that maintaining and nurturing strong relationships with coworkers, the community and fellow agencies was not just a best practice, but the key to developing mutual understanding and respect between residents and first responders. Phil was first assigned to the Citrus County Sheriff's Office SWAT and Underwater Recovery Team in 1990. He was later assigned to the Patrol Division in 1994 and served as a Crime Scene Technician. Phil progressed through the ranks working as a School Resource Officer, Training Officer, Sergeant, and Lieutenant before retiring as the Captain of Professional Standards and Training Division. Most recently, Phil served as a trusted advisor to law enforcement agencies throughout the state with TASER International. He was a strong supporter of the Key Training Center and served on its Board of Directors, Phil was a 2016 candidate for Citrus County Sheriff. Current Sheriff Jeff Dawsy said of Phil, "Our community has not only lost a great servant, but a great friend to so many here in Citrus County." Phil enjoyed outdoor activities, athletic events, and spending time with his family and friends. Left to mourn his loss and remember him with love is his wife, April Hull Royal and their daughter, Brelyn Dawn; his mother, Bonnie Royal of Clearwater; a brother, Michael Royal and his wife Susan and their children, Brett and Colette of Anna Maria Island, FL; his sister, Dana Dawn Royal O'Farrell and her husband Kenneth and their son, Nicholas of Orange Beach, AL; Father in law, John Hull and wife, Denise of Inverness; Mother in law, Jacquelyn Tarantino Dey and husband, Robert of Inverness; and their children, Tiffany Hull, her son, Austin Hooker, and fiance, Michael Holm; Christy Lynn Beck and husband Scott and their daughter, Aubry Lynn; step sister, Randi Rezutka and her daughter, Rhielynn (AKA: P-Nut). He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Royal. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted Monday, July 25th at 11:00 AM from the Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church with Rev. Ray Cortese officiating. Burial will follow in Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City. There will be a viewing on Sunday, July 24th from 4-6 PM at Cornerstone Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Phil Royal Memorial Fund at any Brannen Bank. The Chas E Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family.


Theresa V Rozmus, 47, Dunnellon, FL
Theresa Vita Rozmus, age 47, of Dunnellon, FL died at Citrus Memorial Hospital on July 5, 2016. Theresa was born on February 14, 1969 in Mineola, NY to Ruth (Himmelstein) Catucci and the late Joseph Catucci. Theresa had been a resident of Citrus County for 43 years after moving here with her family from Long Island, NY. In 1986, she started dating the love of her life, Wayne Rozmus, whom she married in 1990 and shared over 25 years of loving marriage until his recent passing on April 1, 2016. A woman of faith, Theresa regularly attended services at the Church Without Walls in Hernando, FL. She loved to sing and enjoyed karaoke. Theresa's greatest joy in life was spending time with her precious grandchildren. Those left to mourn her passing and cherish her memory are her mother: Ruth Catucci of Inverness, FL; two daughters: Daniele Camp and her husband Daniel of Citrus Springs, FL, Kristin Buzard and her husband Ronald of Dunnellon, FL; two sisters: Carmela Bonura and her husband Michael of Inverness, FL, Rose Perry and her husband James of Inverness, FL; two brothers: Frank Catucci and his wife Anna of Inverness, FL, Carlo Catucci of Ocala, FL; and six grandchildren: Sierra, Kayden, Katelynn, Hannah, Karlie and Kyler. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be offered on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Doug Alexander of Church Without Walls, Hernando officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m. until the hour of service. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Willie F Russom, 84, Inverness, FL
Willie "Fay" Russom, 84, of Inverness, FL passed away Monday, June 6, 2016 at her residence in Inverness surrounded by her family and in the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. She was born on September 27, 1931 in Glennville, GA to the late Coy Hampton and Marie (Albert) Barrow. Fay was a factory worker, and arrived in this area in 2008, coming from Ft. Myers, FL. She was a Baptist by faith, and enjoyed gardening, tending her roses, crafting, and loved spending time with her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 25 years, Curtis E. Russom in 2005, and one son, Joseph Lee Hammock. She is survived by her children; John B. (Judy) Hammock of Miami, FL, Raymond C. (Nadine) Hammock of Sebring, FL, Gordon Lee (Kathy) Hammock of Ft. Myers, FL, Joseph Ralph (Alberta) Hammock of Merritt Island, FL, Martha F. Williams and Linda J. (Donald) Beard, both of Inverness; sisters Dee Trumbly, Joann Holt, and Marneil Hopkins; 20 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life funeral service is scheduled for Thursday, 1:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Fay's urn will be laid to rest beside her husband at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date.


Mildred H Schroeder, 98, Inverness, FL
Mildred Virginia Hansen Schroeder "Ginny", died at age 98 on June 17, 2016 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Inverness. Mrs. Schroeder was born in Brooklyn, NY on April 25, 1918, to the late Nils and Margit (Christensen) Hansen, and was raised on Staten Island. She graduated from Port Richmond High School in 1935. Before moving to Florida, she and her late husband, Harry, owned and operated the Park Hill Tavern for 20 years. Mildred and Harry moved to Inverness in 1968, and they enjoyed their membership in the Inverness Golf and Country Club. An accomplished pianist, Mrs. Schroeder played for her family and in the Country Club Notes, for many years. Mrs. Schroeder was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 43 years, Harry Schroeder in 1979, and her son Bruce A. Schroeder in 2005. She is survived by her daughter, Marlene V. Schroeder. A wonderful wife, mother and friend, Mildred will be remembered and loved by many. Mrs. Schroeder will be laid to rest, beside her husband and son, at the Moravian Cemetery in Staten Island, NY, at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast would be appreciated. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Willi J Schroeder, Jr., 75, Inverness, FL
Willi John Schroeder, Jr., 75, of Inverness, Florida passed away Monday, July 11, 2016, at Diamond Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center in Lecanto, Florida. He was born on October 31, 1940 in Manhattan, New York to the late Willi J. and Anna (Bullis) Schroeder. Willi was a retired U.S. Navy veteran, achieving the rank of Chief Petty Officer First Class. He arrived in this area in 1988, coming from Saudi Arabia, and was a Catholic by faith. Willi enjoyed bowling, driving, playing pinochle, traveling, and spending time with his family, friends, and his dog. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife wife of 57 years, Loretta Schroeder. Other survivors include his children, David Long and his wife Susie of New Hampshire, Willi John Schroeder III of Florida, and Emily Staggs and her husband Steve, also of Florida; sister Patricia Holt of New York, and 3 grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held on Monday, July 18, 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. A Military Honor Guard Ceremony will be held at the funeral home, following the service. Willi's urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Willi's memory to Citrus County Animal Services, 4030 S. Airport Road, Inverness, FL 34450.


Helen M Sedivy, 95, Inverness, FL
Helen Marie Sedivy, 95, Inverness passed away July 16, 2016 at New Horizons Assisted Living Facility. Helen was born in Bronx, NY on Oct 31, 1920 to the late Frederick and Madeline (Nichols) Bruns and moved to Florida in 1983 from Lindenhurst, NY. She was a retired Administrative Assistant for Fairchild and Republic Avaition with 31 years of service and was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Inverness. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Robert Sedivy in 2003 and her 3 sisters, Annette Sinisi, Madeline McGuire, and Eleanor Schwartz. Left to mourn her loss and keep her precious memories is her daughter, Barbara Domino and her husband, Anthony of Citrus Springs; 1 grandson, Jason and 3 great grandchildren, Damyon, Hailey, and Bella. Helen's life will be remembered and celebrated at a service on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 3:00 PM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with The Rev. Tom Beaverson, pastor of The First Lutheran Church of Inverness officiating. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery at a later date. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday from 1:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to First Lutheran Church of Inverness.


Nancy E Shaner, 68, Inverness, FL
Nancy E. Shaner, age 68, of Inverness, FL died June 1, 2016 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Inverness. Nancy was born February 23, 1948 in Somerset, KY to Welda Bernice (Brown) Flynn and the late Kenneth G. Flynn. She wore many professional hats throughout her lifetime including medical transcriptionist in the healthcare industry. Nancy made Citrus County her home 12 years ago after relocating from St. Petersburg, FL. A woman of faith, she was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Inverness. In her spare time she enjoyed crocheting, creating greeting cards, quilting and other crafts. Nancy was a talented painter and taught painting for a number of years. She was a member of the Warmth Ministry and a member of the Jo Woody Sunday School Class. Those left to mourn her passing include her mother: Welda Herron of Dacula, GA; daughters: Sarah Fitts and her husband Mike of Inverness, FL, Tricia Schrope and her husband Robert R. Schrope IV of Aurora, IL; brother: Kenneth Flynn, Jr. and his wife April of Dacula, GA; sister: Christine Flynn of Denver, CO; three grandchildren: Amber Busto, Emaly Ferreira and Kaitlin Fitts; two great grandchildren and many wonderful and loyal friends. In addition to her father, Nancy was preceded in death by her son, Fred Scott Gunn on December 17, 1997. A Memorial Service will be conducted Saturday, June 7th at 10:00 AM from the First Baptist Church of Inverness with Rev. Byron Brown officiating. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Joyce A Sheffler, 74, Lecanto, FL
Joyce Ann Sheffler, 74, of Lecanto, FL passed away July 21, 2016 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. She was born on July 31, 1941 in St. Louis, MO to the late George W. and Dorris (Land) Cottrill. Joyce was a banking manager, and arrived in this area in 1998, coming from St. Louis. She was a Presbyterian by faith, and liked animals, enjoyed sailing and the outdoors, and swimming. She is survived by her loving husband of 16 years, Ronald R. Sheffler. Other survivors include her children Gilmore Cottrill Stone and his wife Tamara, of Columbia, MO, George P. Stone and his wife Elizabeth of Bellefonte, PA, and Ann Stone Rosenberg and her husband Jeffrey of Arlington Heights, IL; sister Jean Borders Farrelly of St. Louis, MO; and seven grandchildren: Ann, Abby, Grant, Julia, and Christina Stone; and Jessica and Trey Rosenberg. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: American Youth Foundation, 6357 Clayton Road, Clayton, MO 63117. Memorial services for Joyce will be held by the family at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Dolores D Shimko, 79, Inverness, FL
Dolores D. Shimko, age 79, of Inverness, FL died July 5th, 2016 at her residence while surrounded by her loving family. Dolores was born on March 20, 1937 in Homer City, PA to the late Daniel C. and Martha (Rummel) Weir. On May 11, 1957, she married Norman Shimko with whom she shared 59 loving years of marriage. In 1997, she and Norman made Citrus County their permanent home after moving from Eastlake, OH. In her youth, Dolores enjoyed playing Softball and Basketball. She also enjoyed fishing with her husband at their country cottage in Pennsylvania that they owned for 25 years. After they moved to Florida, Dolores and Norman enjoyed playing golf together for 12 years. Dolores was a member of the Floral City United Methodist Church for a number of years and a dedicated church volunteer that regularly planned outings and trips for church members until her health would not allow her to do so anymore. In her spare time, she loved to read. Dolores was a wonderful wife and a devoted and loving mother who raised 2 children with diabetes and gave her all to insure their health and well-being. In addition to her husband Norman, those left to mourn her passing are her daughter: Rená Shimko of Inverness, FL; her son: Norman L. Shimko, Jr. and his wife Laura of Madison, OH; one sister: Martha Harris of Willoughby, OH; three grandchildren: Meghan, Emily and Katie; and four great-grandchildren: Nathan, Logan, Liam and Lillian. Dolores was preceded in death by her brother: Daniel Weir; and three sisters: Florence Waters, Elizabeth Jean Frye and Clara Jane Strong. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is planned for Tuesday, July 12th at 10:00 a.m. from the Floral City United Methodist 1884 Church with Reverend Mary Gestrich officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m. until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Brian J Smith, 52, Inverness, FL
Brian J. Smith, age 52, died June 11, 2016 in Hernando, FL. Brian was born on December 16, 1963 in Somerville, MA to the late James T. and Frances P. (Jewers) Smith. He made Citrus County his home 24 years ago after relocating from Boston, MA with his family. Brian was a member of the Boy's Club in his youth. He was a great cook and worked in the restaurant industry for many years. Brian also enjoyed boating and fishing. He is survived by his brother, John Heatley of Inverness, FL and was preceded in death by his sister, Elizabeth Ann Smith on October 3, 2015. Brian and Elizabeth's urns will be laid to rest together at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, FL at a later date. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


Sarah C Smith, 95, Inverness, FL
Sarah C. Smith, age 95, Inverness, Florida died Wednesday, August 11, 2016, at Citrus Health & Rehab Center in Inverness. She was born June 27, 1921 to the late James R. Knott and Beatrice (Foster) Knott in Husdon, N.Y. and moved to Florida in August 1965 from Averill Park, NY and came to this area in 1976. She had been an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary since June 1939. Her career was in accounting. During her retirement years, she cared for the elderly. She was an active member of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church. She enjoyed making coordinated sanctuary sets, priest's eucharistic vestments, and deacons stoles for three churches. She was preceeded in death by her husband, Andrew N. Smith, a grandson, two sisters, and two brothers and her older daughter, Dorothy Exler. Left to cherish her memory are her son, William Hotaling and wife Ada, Port St. Lucie, FL; a daughter, Susan Morris of Pasco, WA; two stepdaughters, Roberta Gonczy, Burnsville, NC; Julie Patakey , Jamesburg, NJ; 1 brother, Leonard Knott, Watervliet, NY who is 92, retired ; 5 grandchildren; 4 step grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and 2 step great grandchildren. Sarah's life will be remembered and honored on Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 at 10:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Father Eugene Reuman of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 4 until 6 PM.


Tristram L Souther, Sr., 81, Homosassa, FL
Tristram L. Souther, Sr., age 81, of Homosassa, FL, died at his home with his loving wife by his side on August 21, 2016. Tristram was born on May 14, 1935 in Salisbury, MA to the late Furmer and Daisy (Fowler) Souther. On July 15, 1988, he married Virginia "Ginny" Morgan, with whom he shared 28 years of marriage. In 1991, Tristram and Ginny made Citrus County their home after moving from Salisbury, MA. He was employed as a cook in the food industry throughout his lifetime. Tristram truly enjoyed cooking and even did so in his spare time. He also enjoyed watching television, especially to keep up with current political issues. In addition to his loving wife Ginny, Tristram's passing will be mourned by his sons: Tristram Souther, Jr. (Donna) of Rochester, NH, Andrew Souther (Dawn) of Crystal River, FL; daughters: Sheila Coombs (Howard) of Fremont, N.H., Deborah Souther of Haverhill, MA; brother: Alan Souther (Gail) of Seabrook, N.H.; stepdaughter: Laurie Kittredge of Vermont; and six grandchildren. Tristram was preceded in death by his son: David Souther; brothers: Furmer Souther, Jr. and Andrew Souther; and stepsons: Scott Kittredge and Brian Kittredge. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


Joseph J Standlick, 85, Homosassa, FL
Joseph (Jim) James Standlick, 85, of Homosassa, formerly of Brighton, Michigan, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on June 27th, 2016 at his home, after a courageous battle with cancer. Jim was born January 9, 1931, in Detroit, Michigan. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, and owned Superior Coffee Company in Detroit, Michigan. His favorite things to do were golf and spend time with his many friends. He was a proud member of the VFW and Elk's Club. Anyone who knew him could appreciate his sense of humor and joy for life. He is preceded in death by his loving wife Janice Standlick and step-son Thomas Savich. He is survived by his daughter Lisa Fishel (Dr. Robert Fishel); step-daughter Paulette Galop (Mr. Stacey Galop ); four grandchildren, Alex and Sarah Fishel and JJ (Rilee) and Shaun McNally; great grandchildren Mason and Sawyer McNally; one brother, Ronald Standlick and sister-in-law Carol, of Washington TWP, Michigan; one aunt, Ruth Brandt of Ocala, Florida; cousins, Edward, Nina and Nicholas Standlick of Richmond, Virginia and Judy Standlick of Brighton, Michigan; and multiple nieces and nephews, loyal neighbors, friends and dog, Gigi. The family is extremely grateful for the care and friendship shown by Pat and John Aggas, and Bill Obermeier. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. The family will welcome friends for a memorial service being held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at the home of Jim Standlick, 13 Cypress Blvd. East, Homosassa. After the memorial service there will be food and refreshments to celebrate Jim Standlick's life. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory assisted the family.


Renee J Steed, 64, Floral City, FL
Renee Jean Steed, 64, Floral City passed away July 19, 2016. Renee was born in Rapid City, So. Dakota on Dec. 7, 1951 to Peter and Lucille (Sherman) Schweigman and moved here in 1970 from there. She was employed in the restaurant business for many years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Floral City. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Larry A. Steed; 2 children, Larry A. Steed, Jr and his wife, Dora of Homosassa; Lana Steed of Cross City, FL; her father, Peter Schweigman of Farmington, NM; 3 brothers, Donald Schweigman, Rapid City, SD; Stephen Schweigman, Flint, MI; Kurt Schweigman, Oakland, CA; 1 sister, Kirsten Bluestone, Pierre, SD; 2 half sisters, Sandy and Sue; 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother Lucille, and one brother, Jimmy Celebration of Life Service Friday, July 22, 2016 at 10:00 AM from Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Dairold Rushing officiating. Burial in Florida National Cemetery. Visitation is from 9:00 AM until the hour of service.


Victor R Storandt, 50, Inverness, FL
Victor Raymond Storandt, age 50, of Inverness, FL died after a short battle with cancer on June 15, 2016. He was under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Inverness. Victor was born on May 19, 1966 in Sparta, WI to Theodore and Mary Jo (Teasdale) Storandt. He made Citrus County his home 20 years ago after relocating from Spooner, WI. A Christian by faith, Victor was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Inverness. He was skilled at carpentry and greatly enjoyed woodworking. Victor also enjoyed gardening and landscaping. While residing in Wisconsin, he did a little hunting and fishing. He was a NASCAR fan and especially a fan of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Victor was also a fan of the Green Bay Packers. He was passionate about his work in the jewelry and pawn business. Victor adored his children and loved spending time with his family. Those left to mourn his passing and cherish his memory are his wife of 5 years, Connie of Inverness, FL; his parents: Theodore and Rae Gene Storandt of Sparta, WI and Mary Jo Teasdale of Spooner, WI; 3 daughters: Sloane Storandt of Spooner, WI, Hannah Storandt of Beverly Hills, FL and Victoria Storandt of Beverly Hills, FL; his brother: Andrew Storandt of Inverness, FL; his sister: Donna Jo Russell of Spooner, WI; and 2 grandchildren: Kali Rae Clepper and Lucy Louise Clepper. He was preceded in death by one sister, Suzanne Rhinehart. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is planned for Monday, June 20th, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church of Inverness located at 1900 W. Hwy. 44, Inverness, FL 34450 with Pastor Tom Beaverson officiating. Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Mary Thomas, 86, Inverness, FL
Mary Thomas, 86, of Inverness, FL passed away June 10, 2016 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Inverness. She was born in Shelbyville, Indiana on April 21, 1930 to the late Charles F. and Hazel M. (Collins) Coulston. Mary was a avionics inspector, and arrived in this area in 1990, coming from Clearwater, FL. She had attended the First Church of God in Inverness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles C. Thomas in 1995, and a son, Dale Mohr. Survivors include her sons, David Mohr of Las Vegas, NV, and Donald Mohr of Jupiter, FL; step-sons Bruce Thomas of Blackshear, GA and Keith Thomas of Palm Harbor, FL; and brother Gael Coulston of Shelbyville, IN; 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life gathering of family and friends is scheduled for Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Tom Walker officiating. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is serving the family.


Ninfa J Viale, 76, Inverness, FL
Ninfa Joan "Nina" Viale, age 76, of Inverness, FL died May 24, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Nina was born on August 28, 1939 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Salvatore and Concetta (Ferrante) Zito. In 1988, she made Citrus County her home after moving from Syracuse, NY. A Catholic by faith, Nina was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness. She was employed as a door greeter for Wal-Mart for a number of years. A job she greatly enjoyed. Nina was an excellent cook and loved cooking meals for her family and friends. She cherished the time she spent with her family, especially her great-grandson, Johnny Bolling III. Those left to mourn her passing are her son: Richard Viale of Inverness, FL; daughter: Connie Burdett of Homer, NY; brother: Charles Zito of Stuart, FL; sister: Vivian Zito of Floral City, FL; three grandchildren: Brittany (John) Bolling, Steven-Michael Burdett and Christina Burdett; and one great-grandson: Johnny Bolling, III. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is planned for Monday, May 30th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness with Father Erwin Belgica of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Elmer Wagner, 75, Floral City, FL
ELMER Wagner, 75, Floral City died Sunday, August 14, 2016 at Shands Hospital in Gainesville FL as a result of an automobile accident. Elmer was born November 9, 1940 in Phelps, KY to the late Ellis and Myrtle (Dotson) Wagner. He came to Floral City in 2002 from Bay City, MI where he owned and operated Wagner's Steak & Seafood Restaurant until his retirement. He was an active member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness, FL. Left to mourn his loss and cherish his memory is his loving wife, Sue (Tucker) Wagner; two children, Charles "Chuck" Wagner and wife, Marianne, Commerce Township, MI; Denise Phillips and husband, Jeff, (Elmer's '2nd' son) Brighton, MI; Step Son, Gerald Woody and wife, Kathy, Bartow, FL; Step Daughter, Susan Woody and husband, Michael, Clarksville,OH; 5 grandchildren, Joanne, Chuck, Clint, Judy , and Stephen; seven great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a loving grandson, Jeffrey. Also surviving are three brothers, Ervin Wagner (Becky), Winchester, KY; Ellis Wagner Jr (Jeannetta), Kimper, KY; Herman Wagner, Phelps, KY; four sisters, Patsy Stump, Floral City; Bobbie Jean Dotson, Melbourne, FL; Lucille Martin, Higgins Lake, MI and Lois Dolin (Bill) Ocala, FL; and many nieces and nephews. Elmer was preceded in death by three brothers. Elmer was actively involved with his community and loved interacting with all people..he never met a stranger. He was a passionate classic car enthusiast and belonged to the Breakfast Club of Nature Coast and the Geezers Car Group of Citrus County. He was blessed with an innate vision and ability to turn 'one man's junk into another man's treasure'. He will be sorely missed by his family. The family will receive friends at the Cornerstone Baptist Church on Sunday, August 21, from 3 to 5 pm. Funeral services will be conducted at the church on Monday, August 22 at 10:00 am with Reverend Greg Kell officiating. Burial will follow at Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly request donations be made in Elmer's memory to the Cornerstone Baptist Church. 1100 W Highland Blvd, Inverness, FL 34452 to the "I Share Campaign Fund". The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family


George P Wallace, 71, Citrus Springs, FL
George Paterson Wallace, age 71, of Citrus Springs, FL died August 12, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, FL. George was born on June 27, 1945 in Peterhead, Scotland to the late George and Evelyn (Patterson) Wallace. In 1973, he married Seta Kaptanian with whom he shared 43 years of loving marriage. George and Seta made Citrus Springs, FL their home in June of 2014 after moving from Elizabeth, Colorado. George was a member of the Boy Scouts as a child. In his spare time, he enjoyed making Arts and Crafts, especially figurines. George also enjoyed metal detecting, fishing, collecting model boats and gardening. George loved music, especially the Bagpipes. He was a proud Scotsman and extremely proud of his Scottish heritage. George was an animal lover and had a special fondness for hedgehogs. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, whom he loved very much. He also had a special place in his heart for his "grandpuppies". A man of faith, he attended services at the Reflections Church in Citrus Springs, FL. In addition to his loving wife Seta, those left to mourn his passing and cherish his memory are his son: George Wallace and his wife Chiahsin of Redmond, WA; his daughter: Mona Loptien and her husband Garrik of Littleton, CO; sisters: Margaret Lawson of Arbroath, Scotland and Sheila Chambers of Stranda, England; and four grandchildren: Kaitlyn, Connor, Logan and Skylar. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be offered at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at Reflections Church, Citrus Springs, FL. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Harold F Waller, 78, Inverness, FL
Harold Franklin Waller, 78, of Inverness, Florida passed away July 13, 2016 at Legacy House in Ocala, Florida. He was born on December 5, 1937 in Spotsylvania, VA to the late Harold and Fannie Mae (Grimes) Waller. Harold was a U.S. Navy veteran, and a Methodist by faith. He was a construction manager, and arrived in this area in 1997, coming from Youngstown, OH. Harold enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Helen Waller, in 2005, a daughter, Donna Hunter, and a sister Peggy Kendall. Survivors include his children: Deborah (Brian) Bishop of Youngstown, OH, Doreen Waller of Maryland, Bonnie (Abraham) Colon of Inverness, FL, and Amanda Cheves (Mike Brooks) of Williston, FL; brother Michael Waller of Fredericksburg, VA; and sister Clara Newton of Fredericksburg, VA. 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. A Graveside service with military honors is scheduled for Tuesday, July 19, 11:00 A.M. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to service. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Robert L Wardrop Sr., 83, Inverness, FL
Robert L. Wardrop, Sr., age 83, of Inverness, FL died July 24, 2016 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Inverness. A native of Buffalo, NY, he was born July 28, 1932 to the late John and Marguerite (Peel) Wardrop. He moved to Inverness 31 years ago from East Brunswick, NJ. He proudly served in the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force and retired after 22 years of service. A highlight of his service in the Army was being awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge, Purple Heart and being interviewed for Gen. Ridgeway's Honor Guard. While serving in the Navy, his ship, the USS Albany, CA123, was part of a Navy Log TV show. The ship was involved in a relief effort for residents of Volos, Greece after an earthquake. A member of the crew had been born and raised in the city. While serving in the Air Force, Mr. Wardrop was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal for meritorious service while serving in SE Asia. In 1953, he met Adele Leyendecker at a USO dance. In 1954, he made Adele his wife. Bob attended Montana State College, Bozeman, MT and LIT, MA. He was active in all the communities he lived in as Cub Scout Master, Boy Scout Leader, a baseball coach and in youth groups at church. While residing in Inverness, Bob was elected as President of Chapter 300, AARP; 2d Vice President of the Inverness Highlands Civic Association; served in the Neighborhood Crime Watch as well as serving on the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee and the Fleet Management Task Force of the county. He was very active in the First Presbyterian Church as an Elder, a Deacon and teacher of youth and adults. Mr. Wardrop also completed and received a diploma for completion of a two year course in Theology. Bob is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Adele A. (Leyendecker) Wardrop; daughters: Kathleen Thomas of Deerfield Beach, FL and Stephanie Stapinski of Lantana, FL; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchldren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Robert Wardrop, Jr., and his sisters, Nancy Flipzak and Jacqueline Sullivan. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is planned for Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. from the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness with Reverend Ron Pfeifer officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m. until the hour of service. Following the service, Bob's urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL where military honors will be rendered by Inverness VFW Post #4337 Honor Guard. It was Bob's wish that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made in his honor to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.


Cheryl Wedler, 66, Inverness, FL
Cheryl Wedler, age 66, of Inverness, FL died August 5, 2016 at Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL. Cheryl was born on December 30, 1949 in Fond Du Lac, WI to Mary Soik and the late George Soik. In 1967, she married David Wedler with whom she shared 48 wonderful years of marriage. In 2002, she and David moved to the Inverness, FL area but decided to go back to Wisconsin for awhile. They eventually made Inverness their permanent home in August of 2015. Cheryl greatly enjoyed making crafts. She was also an animal lover, as evidenced by the numerous pets and animals she and David kept. In addition to her loving husband David, those left to mourn Cheryl's passing are her son: Jess Wedler of Inverness, FL; her mother: Mary Soik of Ogden, UT; grandson: Damion Wedler of Merrill, WI; six sisters: Sue and her husband Brent of Chico, CA, Joan and her husband Rick of Ogden, UT, Diane and her husband Charles of Eugene, OR, Cindy and her husband Mike of Lancaster, S.C., Caroline and her husband Dennis of Stevens Point, WI and Jessie and her husband Shane of Green Bay, WI. Cheryl's family plan on scattering her ashes in Wisconsin at a later date. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in Cheryl's memory to the Humane Society of Citrus County, P.O. Box 2283, Inverness, FL 34451.


Judy P Wellman, 75, Holder, FL
Judy Patricia Wellman, age 75, of Holder, FL died July 8, 2016 at Citrus Health and Rehab, Inverness. Judy was born on March 12, 1941 in Altoona, AL to the late Agnes Sara (Smith) and James Clinton Johnston, Sr. While she was born in Alabama, she grew up in Michigan after her family moved there when she was a child. Judy had been a resident of Citrus County for 15 years after moving from Winter Haven, FL. A woman of faith, she was raised in the Baptist Church and later on continued to worship the Lord in the Pentecostal Church. Judy was married to Michael McCarthy from 1963 to 1971. While they did not remain married, they continued to be the best of friends and had a very special relationship. Judy was then married Mr. Joe H. Wellman for 12 years until his passing in August of 2000. She was very talented at buying items at garage sales, flea markets and antique stores, refurbishing them to their original glory and re-selling those items. She also loved her beloved Alabama. Judy loved to visit with friends and family and share with them tales of her Alabama upbringing. She was never happier than when she was surrounded by her friends and family. Judy also enjoyed doing crafts in her spare time. She will be remembered as a "cut up" that had a great sense of humor and loved to tell jokes. Judy will also remembered for her "heart of gold" and her giving and kind nature to those in need no matter who they were. Those left to mourn her passing are her daughter: Michelle (Bobby) Eiland of Holder, FL; her son: James "Jimmy" Entrekin of Birmingham, AL; brothers: Joseph (Pamela) Johnston of Morrison, TN, James "Pete" (Jane) Johnston, Jr. of Geraldine, AL; sisters: Margaret (the late Hubert) Matthews of Livonia, MI, Genell (Kirk) Schryver of Spring Hill, FL, Barbara (Borden) Love of Winter Haven, FL; grandchildren: Bo, Jake, Joey, Bobbi Rae and Molli Beth; several great grandchildren; a great many nieces and nephews who will miss their beloved Aunt "JuJu"; and 3 step-daughters. She was preceded in death by one brother: Farrell Johnston; and one sister: Bonnie Johnston. Judy's urn will be laid to rest in Walnut Grove-Altoona, Alabama at a later date. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with cremation arrangements.


Sally A Wellman, 79, Hernando, FL
Sally A. Wellman, 79, of Hernando, Florida departed to be with her Lord and Saviour on July 16, 2016 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. She was born on January 6, 1937 in Clinton, IL to the late Theodore and Eleanor (Foster) Roseman. Sally was a home health aide and a devoted Christian by faith. She arrived in this area in 1992, coming from West Palm Beach, FL. Sally was a prayer warrior, and loved attending prayer meetings. She also enjoyed traveling, going to flea markets, dancing, and music. She is survived by her husband of 20 years, James Wellman. She is also survived by her children: Denny Hoff and his wife Nancy of Elkton, FL, John Hoff of Indiantown, FL, Lori Merschdorf and her husband Tom of Belleview, FL, Marcia Leonard of Lenoir, NC, and Brenda Heavin of Hernando, FL; stepchildren: Jeff Wellman of Joplin, MO, Ralph Wellman of Inverness, FL, James Patrick Wellman and his wife Blanca of Crystal River, FL, Jessie Lee Wellman, also of Crystal River, Donna Van Auken of Beverly Hills, FL, Carolyn Brown, also of Beverly Hills, and Kelly Klopfenstein and her husband James of Jamestown, TN; brothers: Jerry Roseman of Decatur, IL, Theodore Roseman, Jr. and sisters Betty Kyle and Mary Burton, all of Clinton, IL; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her children, Cathy Heath, Gregory Grove and Timothy Grove. " I pray that all my children will give their lives to Jesus, and get filled with the Holy Ghost. For all my children and spouses and grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and, all generations on down, be with me in Heaven". Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Geraldine M Wilson, 92, Margate, FL
Geraldine Mae Wilson, 92, formerly of Inverness passed away at the Margate Health & Rehab Center on May 25, 2016. Mrs Wilson was born in Glade, West Virginia on Feb. 15, 1924 to the late Denver C. and Thelma Marie (Hunt) Burdett and moved to Inverness in 1985 from Ft. Pierce, FL. She worked at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness as a Central Service Technician and was a member of the First Baptist Church. She is survived by 2 children, Larry Wilde of California and Sondra Bass of Margate, FL; 4 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Walter J. Wilson on Jan. 1, 2014 and her son, Michael Wilde. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 2:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Byron Brown, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Inverness officiating. Private burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness, FL. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 PM until the hour of service.


Bertha M Zippel, 89, Citrus Springs, FL
Bertha Mable Zippel, 89, Citrus Springs died July 1, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Mrs Zippel was born in Parkersburg, WV on Nov 26, 1926 to the late Jacob R. and Ethel (Harden) Shreeves. She is survived by 2 children, Virginia Lee Killin of Mesa, AZ and Judith Hipskind of Austin, TX. Also surviving are 8 grand and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Zippel in 1980 and her son, Frank E. Zippel, Jr. Services will be from the Berardinelli Funeral Home in Santa Fe, NM with burial to follow in the Santa Fe National Cemetery. The Chas E Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family in Florida.


 

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