Obituaries
For the Last 3 Months.

Lois H Anderson, 86, Inverness, FL
LOIS HELEN ANDERSON, age 86, Inverness, died September 12, 2014 at Pleasant Grove Manor. Lois was born on June 3, 1928 in Elmira, NY to the late Harry J. and Velma (Butler) Anderson. She served as an Assembly of God missionary, and attended First Assembly of God, Inverness. Lois arrived in this area 21 years ago, and enjoyed gardening, reading, taking walks, and spending time in prayer. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Walter and Arthur Anderson. Survivors include her brother Glenn Anderson of Magalia, CA., and sisters Joyce Taulbee of Elmira, NY., Betty Anderson of Inverness, FL., and Mary Jastrzebski of Leesburg, Fl. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


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


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


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


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


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


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


Norma H Caine, 93, Floral City, FL
Norma Helene Caine, 93, of Floral City, FL passed away September 13, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, Lecanto, FL. She was born on April 24, 1921 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Hanse and Ida Caine. Norma was a message carrier for various businesses, and arrived in this area in 1975, coming from St. Petersburg, FL. She was a Protestant by faith, and enjoyed knitting, playing canasta, and going to yardsales. Norma was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Caine; son Michael Caine and daughter Linda Ann Hetrick. Survivors include son Bruce and daughter-in-law Deborah, of Floral City; 8 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, September 20, 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


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


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


Louise Cangelosi, 77, Hernando, FL
LOUISE CANGELOSI, age 77, Hernando, died September 19, 2014 at her residence. Louise was born on May 19, 1937 in Brooklyn, NY to the late William and Lillian (Naas) Hofeldt. A loving wife and mother, she enjoyed being a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband Salvatore Cangelosi after 53 years of marriage and a brother, Robert. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters Karen (Patrick) Cullen, Tunnel Hill, GA, Diane Farber, Inverness, Linda (Kevin Gary, Bear, DE, her brother William (Nickie) Hofeldt, NC, sister Susan Hofeldt, Beverly Hills; 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


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


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


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


Joan D Chalker, 73, Lecanto, Fl
Joan Durfee Chalker was born January 13, 1941 in Hermitage, New York to the late Harold and Florence (Lyon) Dufree. She died September 17, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry on May 30, 2010. She was a supervisor for Champion Athletic Equipment manufacturing for 25 years. She and Jerry moved to Florida in 1999. She was a member of the Women of the Moose, Inverness Chapter 1773, where she held all the degrees the Women can achieve. Joan was also a member of the Eagles and past member of the East Avon Ladies Auxiliary in East Avon, NY. She enjoyed dining out, cruising and going to the casinos, playing bingo and working with her computer. Her joy in life was her Grandchildren and her Great Grandchildren. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters: Dora (Mark) Lathan of Lecanto and Mary (Mike) West of Conesus, NY; her grandchildren: Molly (Jason) Falcone of Lecanto, Chris (Tiffy) West of Consesus, NY, Mandy (Kyle) Smith of Beverly Hills and Josh (Stacy) West of Conesus, NY; her great grandchildren: Julia Falcone, Kaitlyn Smith and Ava West. A Celebration of Life for Joan will be held at the Inverness Moose Lodge #2112 (221 S. Haid Terrace, Lecanto) on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 12:00 Noon. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Eileen I Doherty, 78, Inverness, FL
EILEEN I. DOHERTY, age 78, Inverness, died September 2, 2014 surrounded by her family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Eileen was born on February 17, 1936 in Chicago, IL to the late Timothy and Kathleen (Clarkin) Ryan. She was a mail clerk for Silor Optical Transition Lens for many years, a job she thoroughly enjoyed. She enjoyed traveling, dining out and playing kick ball with her granddaughter. Left to cherish her memory are her children William N. (Danielle) Niersbach, Morrisville, NC, James T. Doherty, Largo, Erin Pahl, Floral City, Kathleen A. Lonkey (Tom Thompson), Largo, Thomas J. (Jennifer) Doherty, Crystal River, Michael J. Doherty, Largo; grandchildren Charlotte, Shannon, Gwendolyn, Kevin, Steven, Emily and Tara and three great-grandchildren. One of nine children, she is survived by sisters Rita Finn and Winifred Gilbert, many nieces, nephews and extended family. She was preceded in death by her husband James G. Doherty. A celebration of life and tribute to Eileen will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Please consider donations in Eileen\'s memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers


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


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


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


Dorothy C Emener, 76, Inverness, Fl
Dorothy Carol Emener, age 76, Inverness, died September 2, 2014 at her residence. Dorothy was born on December 9, 1937 in New Britian, CT to the late George and Dorothy (Smith) Seward. She was a library aide for the Citrus County, Florida Library System for over 20 years and very much enjoyed her job working with the children. She also worked as a preschool teacher prior to her position as a library aide. She enjoyed sewing. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, William. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 2:30 PM at Florida National Cemetery. The family invites friends to join the procession to the cemetery at 1:30 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Dorothy\'s memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


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


Arline E Fernandez, 75, Inverness, FL
ARLINE E. FERNANDEZ, age 75, Inverness, died September 10, 2014 under the care of the hospice staff of Legacy House in Ocala and surrounded by her loving family. Arline was born on April 5, 1939 in Brooklyn, NY. She was employed as a nurses aide. Arline enjoyed collecting and wearing costume jewelry and shopping for it on T.V. She loved her dog Patches and liked to dress him in a number of cute outfits. Left to cherish her memory are sons Joseph and his wife Carolyn Dimuro, Inverness, Thomas Dimuro and companion Tina Childress, Ocala, Patrick Deen, Milton, FL; her brother William Gerardin and sisters Clara Gerardin and Kathleen Butler. She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Dimuro. A celebration and tribute to Arline\'s life will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at son Thomas Dimuro\'s home. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


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


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


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


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


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


Robert J Fritz, 96, Inverness, FL
ROBERT JAMES FRITZ, age 90, Inverness, died September 2, 2014 surrounded by his loving family and under the care of the staff of Arbor Trail. Robert was born on June 25, 1924 in Bangor, WI to the late Hugo and Mila (Staats) Fritz. He served our country in the United States Marine Corps. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and good friend, who enjoyed helping people. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed being out in nature, hunting and fishing. He was an excellent woodworker and made many beautiful gifts for his family and friends. He enjoyed trash-to-treasures hunting. Robert was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church in Deerfield Beach, serving in many of the ministries. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 61 years, Barbara Fritz, daughters Kay M. Foreman, Lacrosse, WI, Tina M. Fritz, Inverness; Lori A. (Steven) Donovan, Dunedin and Kelly R. Fritz, Montreal, Canada; grandchildren Shannon (Danny) Mills, Morgan Donovan and Mynah Fritz-Nelson; sister Jeanne Corbett; many numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by sisters Ruby Montgomery, and Ellen Huston. A tribute and celebration of Robert\'s life will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with military honors. Inurnment will be at the Florida National Cemetery at a later date. Please consider donations in Robert\'s memory to American Heart Association, Stroke Association or Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Marcele L Garner, 57, Inverness, FL
MARCELE L. GARNER, age 57, Inverness, died August 25, 2014 under the loving care of her devoted family and Hospice of Citrus County. Marcele was born in Dayton, OH to Herbert and Sarah Dean (Hellums) Scribner. A loving wife and mother, she enjoyed interior decorating and staging homes for resale. She liked to garden and especially enjoyed canning her own fruits and vegetables. She will be thoroughly missed by all whose hearts she touched in her lifetime. Left to cherish her memory is her husband Robert; her parents Herbert and Sarah Dean Scribner all of Inverness; her son Christopher and his wife Crissy Garner, Roswell, GA; stepson Robert Garner, Jr. and his wife Melinda, S.C.; sisters Michele Milligan and her husband Bill, Corlis Thornton and her husband Tony; two step-grandchildren Keith and Ashleigh, numerous other nieces and nephews along with her beloved pets Lilly and Charlie. The family invites friends to join them in a tribute and celebration of Marcele's life which will be held on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 4:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Richard R Heintzelman, 85, Inverness, Fl
Richard R. Heintzelman, 85, of Inverness, Florida passed away August 28, 2014 at Arbor Trail Health & Rehab Center in Inverness. He was born in Gettysburg, PA on January 25, 1929 to the late Ed and Carrie (Stoner) Heintzelman. Richard was a U.S. Air Force veteran, and a Quality Control Manager for the electronics industry. He arrived in this area in 1997, coming from Loveland, CO, and resided in Florida for more than 50 years total. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Crystal River, Florida, and was a member of American Legion Post #91 in Cambridge, MD. Richard loved woodcarving and woodburning, and taught both; and was an original surviving member of the Nature Coast Carving Club. During the Sputnik era in the 1960\'s, he tracked satellites for the Smithsonian Institute. He enjoyed helping people, was a neighborhood handyman, and was previous owner of Heintzelmans Clock Repair for 12 years, here in Inverness. Survivors include his loving wife of 63 years, Betty Heintzelman. Other survivors include children Donald (Mary Lou) Heintzelman of Woolford, MD, and Catherine Summers aka \"Brenda\" of Dobbins, CA; one brother, Roy (Phyllis) Heintzelman, and sister-in-law Arlene Heintzelman, all of Gettysburg. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Tuesday, 10:00 A.M., at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, with graveside services to follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida.


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


Richard J Hickman,II, 68, Beverly Hills, FL
RICHARD J. HICKMAN, II, age 68, passed away September 10, 2014 under the care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. He was born August 14, 1946 in Dearborn, Michigan to Helen Malinowski (deceased) and Richard Joseph Hickman (deceased). In 1971, he married Diane Rogers in Detroit, Michigan. He and Diane had two sons, Richard J. Hickman, III, born in 1973 and Aaron H. Hickman, born in 1982. He and his familly moved from Pinckney, Michigan to Bradenton, Florida in 1981, and in 1989 they moved to Inverness. His life\'s work was as a professional land surveyor, a profession he worked in for over 40 years. He owned Richard J. Hickman Land Surveying in Citrus County for 20 years, retiring in 2011. Richard never saw a lake, river or stand of woods that he didn\'t like. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed all that nature had to offer. He loved fishing, hunting and R.V.ing with family and friends. He was a member of the Florida Bowhunters Society and the Pine Ridge Fishing Club. He is survived by his wife Diane, his two sons Rich and Aaron, two daughters-in-law Lisa and Jennifer, his best friend, dog Jake and 6 granddogs. A funeral tribute and celebration of Richard\'s life will be held on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Fero Memorial Gardens in Beverly Hills. The family invites friends to join them in visitation from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34465.


Paul J Hill, 82, Lecanto, FL
Ronald James Hill, 82, of Lecanto, FL passed away on September 13, 2014 at Nature Coast Lodge in Lecanto. He was born on April 24, 1932 in Jamaica, NY to the late James E. and Grace (Geisler) Hill. Ronald was a real estate salesman, and arrived in this area in 1980, coming from St. Petersburg, FL. He was a U.S. Marine Corp veteran during the Korean conflict. Ronald attended Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness, FL, and enjoyed fishing, golfing, scalloping, snorkeling, and camping. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Beverly Hill. Other survivors include sons David (Trine) Hill of Sweden, and Paul (Jill) Hill of St. Petersburg; and 4 grandchildren. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


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


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


Eleanor Hopkins, 90, Inverness, Fl.
Eleanor Hopkins, Inverness, FL died at home on Sept 5, 2014 at her residence. Mrs Hopkins was born in Jersey City, NJ on Sept 16, 1923 to the late Louis and Ella (Specht) Erckert and moved to Florida in 1992 from New Jersey. She was employed by the Avon Cosmetics Company as an administrator and was of the Lutheran Faith. She is survived by several nieces and nephews, including Denise Dawson of Bradenton, FL and Richard Erckert of Huntington, NY. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Jan 19, 2007 and two brothers and one sister, Louis and Edward Erckert and Ruth Mason. Graveside services will be on Thursday, Sept 18th at 2:00 PM at Florida National Cemetery with Pastor Tom Beaverson of the First Lutheran Church officiating. The procession will leave the Chas E Davis Funeral Home at 1:15pm for the graveside service.


Frances Johnson, 58, Homosassa, FL
Frances Johnson, 58, of Homosassa, went to be with the Lord September 7, 2014 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. A native of Inverness, Frances was born on February 20, 1956 to James and Mary (Elliot) Willis. A caring women with a big heart, she was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed her life as a homemaker and partner to her husband of 39 years, Steve Johnson. Spending time with sons Gregory and Wayne at their sports games, being their biggest fan, was also one of her life’s joys. She also enjoyed gardening, yard work and crafts.  Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Steve Johnson; sons Gregory B. Johnson of Homosassa, Wayne and April Johnson of Beverly Hills; parents, James and Mary Willis of Homosassa, brother James & Debbie Willis of Crystal River and sister, Ann & Frank Hixon of Inverness; grandchildren Juliann and Hunter, special nephews and nieces’ and extended family members. A funeral service of remembrance and tribute to Frances’ life will be held on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 4:00 PM at Bible Baptist Church, 5740 West Norvell Bryant Hwy, Crystal River, FL. The family invites friends to join them in visitation from 3:30 PM until the hour of service. Interment will be a private service at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Barry M Johnston, 81, Inverness, FL
Barry Muir Johnston, 81, of Inverness, Florida passed away September 9, 2014 at Arbor Trail Health & Rehab, Inverness. He was born on January 31, 1933 in Philipsburg, PA to the late Clifford A. and Vivian R. (Muir) Johnston. Barry was a retired attorney who was employed for 40 years by Dillon, Bitar & Luther, Attys. in Morristown, NJ. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and arrived in this area in 1998, coming from Long Valley, NJ. and enjoyed birds and nature. Barry was preceded in death by a son, Marc Johnston. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Olivia Johnston. Other survivors include children Matthew Johnston of Long Valley, NJ, Laura Elliott of Inverness, Ramona (Joel) Ferrell of Jacksonville, FL; sister Marilyn (Bob) Wisor of Orlando, FL; grandchildren Candace, Pamela, Saura, Amanda, Marc, Vanessa, Nathaniel, and Steven; and great-grandchildren Vincent, Memphis, and Bristol. As per Barrys\' wishes, his remains will be donated to science. Private arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Barry M Johnston, 81, Inverness, Fl
U.S. Army Please send plague to: Olivia Johnston 807 Lanark Court Inverness, FL 34453 Barry Muir Johnston, 81, of Inverness, Florida passed away September 9, 2014 at Arbor Trail Health & Rehab, Inverness. He was born on January 31, 1933 in Philipsburg, PA to the late Clifford A. and Vivian R. (Muir) Johnston. Barry was a retired attorney who was employed for 40 years by Dillon, Bitar & Luther, Attys. in Morristown, NJ., where he was a longstanding and respected attorney for several New Jersey towns. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and arrived in this area in 1998, coming from Long Valley, NJ., where he served as mayor in the 1970\'s. Barry enjoyed birds, canoeing, hiking, and nature preservation. Barry was preceded in death by a son, Marc Johnston. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Olivia Johnston. Other survivors include children Matthew Johnston of Long Valley, NJ, Laura Elliott of Inverness, Ramona (Joel) Ferrell of Jacksonville, FL; sister Marilyn (Bob) Wisor of Orlando, FL; grandchildren Candace, Pamela, Saura, Amanda, Marc, Vanessa, Nathaniel, and Steven; and great-grandchildren Vincent, Memphis, and Bristol. As per Barrys\' wishes, his remains will be donated to science. Private arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Donald G Keelin, 70, Beverly Hills, FL
DONALD GENE KEELIN, age 70, Beverly Hills, died August 26, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Don was born on July 9, 1944 in Berwyn, IL to the late Clyde and Margaret (Fleig) Keelin. Don served our country in the United States Navy. He enjoyed gardening and was devoted to his dogs. Throughout his lifetime, he worked in sales, in many different venues. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Shirley Keelin, Beverly Hills; sons Robert Keelin (Robyn Marlow), Christopher (Rebecca) Keelin and James Keelin, all of MN; his twin brother Ronald Keelin, St. Petersburg, FL and several grandchildren. A celebration of life and tribute service will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 11:30 AM at Rivers Presbyterian Church with a reception to follow. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


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


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


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


Kris E Kusterer, 50, Inverness, FL
Kris E. Kusterer, 50, of Inverness, Florida passed away suddenly on September 12, 2014 while in Georgia. He was born on May 13, 1964 in Derby, CT. Kris was a carpenter in the nuclear industry, and a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Union Local #75, and a Methodist by faith. Through the years of travel, he made many friends throughout the brotherhoods in the nuclear industry. He is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Annmarie Kusterer. Other survivors include his children Kris Edward Kusterer II and Kyrie Eileen Kusterer, both of Inverness, and Kenneth G. Kusterer of CT; parents Kenneth (Verna) Kusterer of Derby, CT and Tana Lee of Daytona, FL; brothers James Kusterer of Derby, CT, and Ronald Kusterer of Ansonia, CT; sisters Wendy Kusterer Willis and Nancy Kusterer Sarracco, both of Inverness; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Vernal H Lafoe, 88, Inverness, FL
Vernal Harold Lafoe, 88, beloved husband of the late Alice E. Lafoe passed away peacefully on September 17, 2014, in Inverness, Florida. Vernal was born June 7, 1926. He was a U.S. Navy (Seabee) Veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 550 in East Hampton, NY. A native of northern Vermont, Vernal was the son of Harold and Pearl Lafoe of Brownington Center. He was a sibling of six, survived by Dooreen Roberts of Florida, and Louis Lafoe of Louisiana and was predeceased by brothers, Leon Gage and Thomas Lafoe and Sister Greta LaMonda. After the War he worked as a dairy farmer (http://dune-alpinefarm.webs.com) in East Hampton, NY and worked at Schwenk\'s Dairy for over 20 years before retiring to Florida in 1983.  He was blessed with four children: Vernal Chris and his wife Sally, Scott and his wife Suzie, Kathryn and her husband Danny, and Perry and his wife Ceci, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Pop, Dad, Grandpa, Gpa, Friend and Veteran – Thanks! A celebration of his life will take place on September 26, 2014, 1:00 P.M. at Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, Florida. Internment will follow at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida with full military honors. The Lafoe family sends their appreciation to the staff of the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa, Florida and Hospice of Citrus/Nature Coast in Lecanto, Florida for the excellent care given to their father.  Thank you all very much. Online condolences www.chronicleonline.com Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave, 
Who bidd\'st the mighty ocean deep, 
Its own appointed limits keep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!  


Larry R Locklear, 65, Bushnell, Fl
Larry Raymond Locklear, 65, of Bushnell, Florida passed away August 29, 2014 at his residence in Bushnell. He was born in Tampa, Florida on July 22, 1949 to the late Fairley J. and Frankie C. (Collins) Locklear. Larry was a truck driver, a Protestant by faith, and arrived in this area in 1996, coming from Tampa. He, along with his wife Cynthia, provided vocals and music for entertainment, which was known as \"Mad Cow Music\". He enjoyed farming, fishing, hunting, scuba diving, all types of outdoor activities, and making friends and spending time with people. Survivors include his loving wife of 22 years, Cynthia Locklear. Other survivors include children Ryan Locklear of Greensboro, N.C., Robyn (Ricky) Umfress of Clemmons, N.C., and step-son Edward E. Linsky of Jacksonville, FL; brother Randy Locklear; sisters Brenda G. Locklear and Rhonda K. Aubuchon; and granddaughters Rebecca, Brianna, and Novalei. Funeral Services for Larry are scheduled for Wednesday, 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida. The family will receive friends in visitation at the funeral home one hour prior to service. Burial will occur at Bay Hill Cemetery, Bushnell, FL with military honors, immediately following the service.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Joan R McDow, 76, Inverness, FL
Joan R. McDow, 76, of Inverness, FL passed away September 17, 2014 at her residence. She was born on July 23, 1938 in Jacksonville, FL to the late William W. and Bessie (Kristoff) Moore. Joan was a school bus driver, and arrived in this area in 1971, coming from St. Petersburg, FL. She was a school bus driver for the Citrus County school system for many years, and enjoyed shopping and reading. Survivors include sons Rodney (Melissa) McDow of Ocala, FL, and Kevin (Missy) McDow of Inverness; sisters Gloria Willis of Inverness, and Nancy Moore of Ocala; 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Nell Page, 87, Inverness, FL
Nell Page, age 87, died August 26, 2014 at Pleasant Grove Manor. A native Floridian, Nell was born on August 18, 1927 in Groveland, FL to the late Carl and Lenorah (Hill) Stewart. She is survived by her son Carl H. Page of Crystal River. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Doris L Risedort, 86, Inverness, FL
Doris Lorraine Risedorf, 86, Inverness, passed away Sept 9, 2014 at her daughter\'s residence and under the care of Hospice of Citrus Co. and Nature Coast. Mrs Risedorf was born on Aug 28, 1928 in Orange, NJ to the late Joseph and Ruth (Vought) Bauer and grew up in the South Orange area. She was employed as a secretary for Prudential Life Insurance and later for the Board of Education in New Jersey as a bookeeper. She was devoted to her family and was active with her daughters in the Brownies, Girl Scouts, Rainbow Girls, and the East Hanover Drum & Bugle Corp. Doris enjoyed her crafting and was famous for her pumpkin pies and chocolate covered oreos. She also was a member of the Order of Eastern Star. In 1981, she moved from New Jersey to South Carolina following her husband\'s retirement after 33 years with P.S.G.& E. In 1988, they moved to Florida. She was preceded in death by her husband, of 65 years, Donald Risedorf June 27, 2014 ; her sister, Vera Gamble and her son in law, Jay Needham. She is survived by two daughters, Donna Lynn Needham of Inverness and Sandra Jean Iannarone of Aurora, CO. There are five grandchildren, Tracey and Jim; Corinne and husband Brock, Wendy and husband John; Cindy and husband Kevin, and Michael; three great grandchildren, Jayden, Meagan, and Kendall. She also had her “special kids”, Laurie and Paul, Kate and husband John, Peter and his wife Kristin, and their daughter, Tessa. The Celebration of Life will be offered Monday, Sept 15th, 4:00 PM at Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Walker of the Inverness First Church of God officiating. Interment will be in New Jersey. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 3:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Terrence E Rochford, 62, Inverness, FL
Terrence E. Rochford, 62, of Inverness, Florida passed away August 25 2014 at Life Care of Lecanto, FL. He was born on September 6, 1951 in Bayside, New York to the late Joseph and Agnes (Frame) Rochford. Terrence arrived in this area in 1992, coming from Puerto Rico, and was a volunteer fireman, Assistant Fire Chief, then Fire Chief for Fire Station 101, in Inverness. He was a Catholic by faith, and enjoyed reading, watching TV, and spending time with his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Andrea Rochford. Other survivors include sons, Thomas J. Rochford and Dennis DeJesus; daughter, Debra Jackson, all of Inverness; sisters Virginia Paulson and Joan Fosdick; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service for Terrence is scheduled for Wednesday, 6:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family will be receiving friends in visitation one hour prior to the service.


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


Elwin E Rouse, 76, Floral City, Fl
Elwin (Pete) Eugene Rouse, age 76, went to be in Heaven on August 29, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Pete was born on May 16, 1938 in Kirksville, Missouri to the late Clarence and Annie (Sparks) Rouse. He worked at the Inverness Middle School for 15 years as a custodian. Elwin was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing, sport shooting, motorcycling, bicycling, yard work, caring for rose bushes and his horses. He also enjoyed grilling out with family. Pete enjoyed training and spoiling his Chihuahua, Sandy. He liked to play his guitar, harmonica and make a train whistle sound that his grandchildren loved. He liked to travel with his wife and exploring new things. His family says he was a loving, caring and tender hearted husband, father and (great) grandfather that loved spending time with his (great) grandchildren. He loved to play outside with his grandchildren, having adventures with them. He treated everyone like he wanted to be treated and made you feel loved and part of the family. He loved his family unconditionally and believed in his Heavenly Father. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 56 years, Mary Rouse; son Daniel (wife-Julie) Rouse and Allen (wife Colleen) Rouse, all of Floral City; daughter Cynthia (husband-Edward) Pusey, of Inverness, nine grandchildren; Clinton, Natasha (husband-Stanley), Jackie (husband Dave), Jesse, Cody, Christine, Cheyanne, Andy, and Shanny and six great-grandchildren; Carmyn, Trysta, Cassydie, Justin, Trynidie, and Autumn. He is also survived by brothers Jay, June and Charles Rouse and a sister Mona Ramsey. He was preceded in death by brothers Nova and Bert Rouse and sisters Eva Wilson and Ruby Peterson. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. The family will host a memorial service on Saturday, September 6 2014 at 3:00 P.M. at Danny\'s residence.


Patricia L Sanders, 85, Homosassa, FL
Patricia Louise Sanders, 85, Homosassa died Aug 28, 2014 at Diamond Ridge Nursing Home in Lecanto following a lengthy illness. Mrs Sanders was born in Indiana on Nov 3, 1928 to the late Francis and Dorothy Fahy and came to this area in 2002 after retiring from the Social Security Administration as an office manager. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Joe Sanders; her daughter Patricia Mitchell of Plainfield, IN; 5 grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughter, Rhonda. Cremation arrangements are private. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Jenene J Schneider, 73, Inverness, FL
Jenene Jean Schneider, 73, of Inverness, Florida passed away September 2, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. She was born on September 4, 1940 in Summerfield, Kansas to the late Harm and Maggie (Johnson) Jurgens. Jenene was a bank manager and a Catholic by faith. She arrived in this area in 2003, coming from Harrington, MA and enjoyed playing cards, golfing and lobster fishing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard V. Schneider in 2001. Survivors include her children Michelle Cahmberlin of Floral City, FL, Dennise Whitmore of Port Isabel, TZ, and Leah Perry of Harrington, ME; and one sister, Diane Jurgens of Lincoln, NE. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


David K Schumm, 89, Hernando, FL
DAVID K. SCHUMM, age 89, Hernando, died September 1, 2014 at his residence. David was born on January 31, 1925 in Milwaukee, WI to the late Herman C. Schumm, II and Sarah (Johnson) Schumm. He served our country in the United States Army during WWII in Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe, receiving many accommodations and medals, including The Purple Heart for wounds sustained in combat. He retired with the rank of Major. David was a lifelong advocate for animals and volunteered many hours for the ASPCA. Left to cherish his memory are nieces and nephews Cynthia L. Schumm, Susan Schumm Weed, Herman C. Schumm, IV \"Chip\" and sister-in-law Jean Schumm. He has left dear friends in Charles White, Nadene MacArthur, Jane, John, Joyce and Donna. He will be deeply missed by all whose lives he touched. He was preceded in death by his brother Herman C. Schumm, III. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


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


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


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


Sandra K Sizemore, 70, Crystal River, FL
Sandra Kay Sizemore, aged 70, died peacefully on September 6, 2014 at her home in Crystal River, FL, after a brief struggle with cancer. Sandra was born October 10, 1943 in Mobile, Alabama, the daughter of Jack B. Miller and Kathleen Robinson. In 1964 she married the love of her life, Herman T Sizemore, and they spent 50 wonderful years together.  They had 3 children,  Angela Sizemore, Patricia Sizemore and Anthony Sizemore. She Volunteered at Dickey Ave School, in Warren, Ohio as a Homeroom mother, she became very active in the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Warren, Ohio, and she was an active bowler at Rainbow Lanes.  In later years Sandra and Herman traveled to Europe several times and they enjoyed several cruises together.  Sandra had a gift of loving people, her door was always open to her nieces and nephews, sisters, brothers (family).   Sandra was the heart of her family. She will be loved and missed by all. She is survived by her brothers, Jack Miller, Larry Miller and her sisters, Margaret Robinson, Linda Smetana, Patricia Ladimarco and Debra Dulka. Her children, Angela Sizemore, Patricia Sizemore and Anthony Sizemore, her step son Uwe Seitter.   Her grand children  Jessica Sizemore, Jennifer West, Samantha Boston, Kimberly Boston and Salisa Sizemore, Alexandria Seitter and her great- grand daughter Lillie Boston. She also leaves behind numerous loving relatives and friends. There will be two memorials, one at the American Legion Post 155 on Hwy 44 in Crystal River, FL on Friday September 12, 2014 from 12-2 There  will also be  a second memorial in Middlefield, OH at Russell Funeral Home on Route 87 from 2-4pm on Friday, Sept 19th. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, Florida  


Eunice C Skelton, 91, Beverly Hills, FL
EUNICE C. "NANA" SKELTON, age 91, Beverly Hills, died August 26, 2014 surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Citrus Health and Rehab staff. Eunice was born on July 31, 1923 in Cynthiana, IN to the late Reverend Herman C. and Ada (Martin) Wallace. She was one of nine children. Above all else, Eunice loved her Lord. She spent her life teaching Bible study and researching the Word of God. She was an instructor for Tri-State Beauty College in Evansville, IN for 30 years. Eunice was a very creative person, talented artist in oil painting, she also enjoyed knitting. She was a member of Beverly Hills Community Church. Left to cherish her memory is her husband John Grissen; her son C.C. (Linda) Skelton, CO; daughter Ada (Russell) Hollingsworth, Hernando; brother Norman (Helen) Wallace, IN; sister Ida West, Sarasota; grandchildren Melissa (Mark) Lagoo and Josh (Kristen) Skelton; great-granddaughter Melissa (Mark) McClead and two great-great granddaughters Aubrie and Alana. She was preceded in death by her first husband of 60 years, Clem Skelton "Paw-Paw." Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


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


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


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


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


Jackson (Jake) L Straub, 68, Inverness, FL
JACKSON L. (Jake) STRAUB, III, M.D., 68, son of Jackson L. Straub, II and Anna Mary (Charles) Straub died suddenly on Sunday, August 24, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 44 years Roseann (Valent) Straub and was the very proud father of their only son Timothy Charles Straub. Jake was born in Lancaster, PA and graduated from J. P. McCaskey High School in Lancaster, PA. He earned a four-year degree at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ and entered the College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He graduated from the New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry, receiving his Medical Degree (M.D.). He completed a four-year residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Florida, Shands and the VA Medical Center in Gainesville, FL, before moving to Inverness, FL. He functioned on the medical staff as a Diagnostic Radiologist at Citrus Memorial Hospital for 25 years before retiring to spend time with his family. He enjoyed several years of exploring his creative talent in oil, chalk, and ink drawing and painting. He loved Gator sports and enjoyed a family meal every Sunday with his Mother-in-Law, Rose Valent of Floral City, FL. Jake is survived by a brother, Christopher C. Straub, Esq., his wife Erika and their three children Kyle S. Straub, Cody B. Straub, and Madison Q. Straub as well as a sister Pamela (Straub) Hershey and her daughter Molly (Hershey) Arista, her husband Kevin and their two children Franklin and Louise. Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made instead to American Heart Association on his behalf. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


William H Thatcher, 96, Homosassa, Fl
William (Bill) Harold Thatcher, 83, died Tuesday evening, September 2, 2014, after a short battle with leukemia. Bill was born July 31, 1931 in Detroit, MI. He was the son of Roy and Margaret (Robbins) Thatcher. At the age of 17, Bill joined the US Army. He served in the Korean War and earned a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. Bill was a Michigan resident for 70 years prior to making his home in Homosassa, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Robert Thatcher; and a sister, Judy Reed. He is survived by seven children: Michelle (John) Duffield of Pellston, MI; James Thatcher of Indian River, MI; Wendy (Ashley Price) Thatcher of Harbor Springs, MI; Russell Thatcher of Homosassa, FL; David (Jennifer) Thatcher of Enderlin, ND; Scott Thatcher of Pellston, MI; and Jason Thatcher of Indian River, MI; eleven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; a brother, Jack (Julie) Thatcher of Tennessee; a sister Marge Ukrainec of Homosassa, FL; a sister Betty Lamirand of Michigan; a sister Sue (Mickey) Osier of Indian River, MI; and a sister Sally Hicks of Michigan. In accordance with his wishes, cremation will take place. A Military Honor Guard service will be held Monday, 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. The family would like to extend a thank you to Bill’s caregiver and friend, Faith Bergman.


Clifford M Travis, 60, Inverness, Fl
Send obituary plaque to: Jeffrey K. Travis 37336 Tucker Road, Zephyrhills, FL 33541 CLIFFORD MARTIN TRAVIS, age 60, died September 10, 2014 at his residence. Cliff was born on July 3, 1954 in Elmira, NY to the late Robert and Lillian (Bloomer) Travis. Active all of his life with the Boy Scouts of America, he received his Eagle Scout Award in 1972 from the Gulf Ridge Council in Tampa. This last year he was awarded the Silver Beaver Award, an adult award, for lifetime achievement in the organization. Cliff was also an active lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and a member of Ducks Unlimited and the National Wild Turkey Federation. He served his country in the United States Army. After his honorable discharge, he graduated from Florida State University and then went on to finish his law degree at Cumberland Law School in Birmingham, AL. Cliff was recruited as a young attorney by the law firm of Infantino and Berman in Inverness. He served as the city attorney for his first few years with this firm. Left to cherish his memory is his son, Spencer; brother and his wife Jeffrey and Sharon Travis and sister Cynthia Travis Watkins and her children Lillian and Travis Watkins, all of Zephyrhills. A funeral tribute to Cliff\'s life will be held on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 4:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory with Pastor Doug Alexander officiating. The family invites friends to join them in visitation from 2:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to Gulf Ridge Council Boy Scouts of America of Tampa, FL.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Evelyn M Zaskowski, 81, Floral City, FL
EVELYN M. ZASKOWSKI, age 81, died August 27, 2014 at Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing Center. Evelyn was born in Drummond, New Brunswick, Canada on January 13, 1933 to the late Milmot and Artheline (Rioux) Murphy. She was a waitress in the hospitality industry. She enjoyed crocheting, working word puzzles and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW #7122 in Floral City. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 58 years, Henry Zaskowski; daughters Patricia Zaskowski, GA, Kathy (Larry) McKinsey, Inverness, Diana (Jayme) Spangler, Jacksonville and Susan (Scott) Carpenter, Kissimmee; brothers Ralph (Georgette) Murphy, Allen Murphy, Melvin Murphy and sisters Phyllis Forney, Violet (Normand) Michaud and Betty Ann Eldridge; grandchildren Tommy, Megan, Cory, Summer and great-grandchild Ashley. She was preceded in death by siblings Winston and Mabel. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


 

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