Obituaries
For the Last 3 Months.

Janet B Ackley, 69, Floral City, FL
JANET B. ACKLEY, age 69, Floral City, died February 1, 2014 surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Janet was born on September 20, 1944 in Mt. Kisco, NY to the late Grover and Mary Fisher. She was the owner/operator of her own produce stand. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she enjoyed social gatherings and backyard BBQs with her family. She liked going gambling and using her computer. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 52 years, Frank Ackley, daughter Donna Stokes-Bocian and her husband Bryan, grandson Brandon James Rouse and his fiancee Jessie Farino. Private arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Violet Baird, 92, Floral City, FL
Violet L. Baird, 92, Floral City, died March 12, 2014 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Mrs Baird was born on June 22, 1921 in Salem, IN to the late Silas and Clara (Guthrie) Zink and moved to this area in 1969 from Tampa. She and her late husband, Clifton, founded the Baird Home Corporation. He preceded her in death Dec 12, 2011. They were married for 74 years. She was a long time member of the First Baptist Church of Floral City. Violet is survived by her three children, Ernie Baird and his wife, Carolyn of Salem, IN; Kenny Baird and his wife, Nancy of Muskogee, OK; Jeanie Humphrey and her husband, Dean of Fruitland Park, FL; 15 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; 12 great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughter, Carol Wichman. Friends may call at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home on Saturday from 4-6pm. Additional services and burial will follow on Wednesday from the Weathers Funeral Home in Salem, IN. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by the First Baptist Church of Floral City.


Veronica A Barry, 86, Inverness, FL
VERONICA A. BARRY passed away at home on April 19, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. She was born on June 4, 1927 in Brooklyn, NY to the late John and Veronica O'Neil. She was a stay-at-home mother and also helped raise her three grandsons. She was a die-hard Yankee and Giants fan and loved to travel. She is survived by her daughter Barbara of Inverness and her son Allan, Aquebogue, NY; a loving grandmother of Steven, Jon and Brian Failla; Catherine, Allan and Michael Barry and great-grandmother of eight. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman and her son, William. A special thanks to Dr. Meena Nathan and Dr. William Harrer for their devoted care of our mother. A visitation for Veronica will be held on Wednesday, April 23,2014 from 4-6 PM with a wake service at 4:30 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Further services will be held at Peacock-Newman Funeral Home in Southport, NC where she will be laid to rest at Cape Fear Memorial Park beside her late husband. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the charity of your choice.


Nedra E Baumeister, 81, Homosassa, Fl
Nedra E. Baumeister, age 81, Homosassa, died March 5, 2014 at Brentwood in Lecanto, surrounded by her children. Nedra was born on December 26, 1932 in Haverhill, MA to the late Edgar and Ellen (Soraghan) Johnson. A homemaker with a sense of adventure, Nedra enthusiastically supported her husband's career around the country and to Iran. She enjoyed travel, gardening, sailing, reading and spoiling her grandchildren. Nedra was a bridge player and golfer, scoring 2 holes-in-one, as a career highlight. She was a parishioner at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Crystal River. Left to cherish her memory is her son Matthew (Elizabeth) Baumeister, Jacksonville, FL; her daughter Nora (Joseph) Matus, Bethesda, MD; brother Hugh (Karen) Johnson, NH; sister Claire Maguire, MA; grandchildren Andrew and Gabby Matus and Jackson and Anna Baumeister. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Joseph, on Nov. 13, 2012. The family wishes to thank the staff of Brentwood and Hospice of Citrus County for the wonderful care they provided Nedra and request donations in her memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464, in lieu of flowers. A Memorial Mass for Nedra will be offered in April at St. Benedict's Catholic Church. Joseph and Nedra will be intered at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family.


Allen O Beasley, 79, Floral City, FL
ALLEN "OSSIE" BEASLEY died at Citrus Memorial on April 7, 2014. He was born on July 10, 1934 in Barnwell, SC to Harry Lynward Beasley and Marian Juanita Blume. He was raised in Charlottesville, VA where he joined the National Guard and went on active duty in the US Army. He received his commission into the Infantry Corps through Officers' Cadet School and served in Germany and two tours in Vietnam before retiring as a Major in 1977 from Ft. Benning, GA; he had served a total of 26 years. Among his awards/medals are two Bronze Stars, Vietnam Service Medal with Silver Star, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Air Medal, Meritorious Service Medal Combat Infantry Badge, Purple Heart, Parachutist Badge and others. He moved to Floral City, FL permanently in 1981, designed and physically built two homes on his Duval Island acreage and then became active in the Citrus County Historical Society, Inc. where he helped prepare two quadrants of the Old County Courthouse for the initial Citrus County Heritage Museum; he then revitalized the old Crystal River City Hall for the Coastal Heritage Museum. He helped design and build the "Ole Tyme Wagon" used by the Society for parades and fund raisers and he briefly served on the CCHS board. In his adopted home of Floral City, he led a group to build the Jennrette Memorial Gazebo Site and the "Travelers and Their Trails" kiosk on the Withlacoochee State Trail, worked with Floral City Heritage Days for 18 years and mowed the Church of Christ property on Orange Avenue for over 20 years. When FDOT wanted to four-lane US41 through downtown, he successfully led the campaign to obtain 2,700 letters to defeat the plan and he met with FDOT to suggest the turn-lane alternative. He was a 50- plus year avid scratch-handicap golfer, designed a fair and unique golf-game, and ran it three times a week for 30 years in Hernando County, FL. He was preceded in death by his father, mother and a brother-in-law. Those left to remember him are his wife of 38 years, Marcia L. (Turpin) Beasley, his brother Lynward Beasley, Charlottesville, VA; his sisters: Claudelle Parr of Warner Robbins, GA and Paulette Spangler (Don) of Sierra Vista, AZ; his son Ossie Allen Beasley (Cindy) of Floral City, FL; his daughters: Gwendolyn Clemens (Chris) of Homosassa, FL, and Michelle Campbell (Roy) of Crystal River, FL; Seven grandchildren: Angie Hughes (Ken) of Carson City, NV, Dave Allen Clemens (Savannah) of Lecanto, FL, Brandy Poirier (Jason), Heather Bedford (Aaron) both of Floral City, FL, Nicole Campbell, Ave Lena Campbell, both of Crystal River, FL and Bradley Buffington of Homosassa, FL. He is loved by nine great-grandchildren: Jacob and Carley Poirier, William and Chris Mitchell, Isabel and Emma Clemens, Rebecca Ann and Gabriel Bedford and Elijah Day. In addition he leaves behind an aunt and uncle, close cousins, many nieces and nephews and many, many loving and supportive friends. Burial is private in Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City. There will be a Celebration of Ossie's Life Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 1:30 - 4:30 PM at the Floral City Church of Christ Pavilion between Orange Avenue and Marvin Street in Floral City. Memorials may be sent to Gulf Coast Chapter-Alzheimer's Association, 4108 Lamson Ave., Spring Hill, FL 34608 or Floral City Community Memorial Garden, Attn: Treasurer, P.O. Box 833, Floral City, FL or Floral City Heritage Council, Attn: A.O. Beasley Memorial, P.O. Box 328, Floral City, FL 34436. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Angelo J Bianco, 87, Inverness, FL
ANGELO JOHN BIANCO, age 87, Inverness, died February 13, 2014 surrounded by his loving family and under Hospice of Citrus County. Angelo was born in Queens, NY to the late Mario and Mary Bianco. He was a sanitation worker for the Town of Oyster Bay, NY for over 32 years. He joined the Knights of Columbus in Bethpage, LI, NY, becoming a 4th degree Knight. Upon retirement and relocation to Florida, he became active in the Knights Council of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. He also volunteered at Fort Cooper State Park with over 3000 hours of service. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 53 years, Adele Bianco; siblings Mario Bianco, Jr., Eugene Bianco, Raymond Bianco, Madeline DeLouisa and Louise Tucciarone and many extended family members. He was preceded in death by his brother Steve. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 11:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. The family will receive friends in visitation from 10:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home until the procession leaves for the church. Inurnment will be at a later date at St. John's Cemetery in Queens, NY. Please consider memorial donations in Angelo's memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Peter J Bilello, 96, Inverness, FL
Peter J Bilello, 96, of Inverness died Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Citrus Health & Rehabilitation Center. A native of Brooklyn and Jamaica, NY he was born on April 20, 1917 to Mary LoCastro and Charles Bilello and moved to Inverness in 1971 from North Merrick, Long Island, NY. Mr Bilello was retired from the LIRR in NY and was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. He was proceded in death by his wife Mary G. Bilello, by two brothers Ignacio and Salvatore and his great grandson Anthony Gorman. Survivors include two daughters. Pat Gorman of Patchogue, NY and Diana Smith of Tampa. Peter had five grandchildren, Keith, Brett, Danielle, Wesley and Derek and nine great grandchildren; Sami, Darla, April, Nathan, Katherine, Skyler, Chandler, Sawyer, Chloe and Jack. Also survived by loving, Jean Feit. Mass of Christian Burial for Peter and his late wife, Mary will be Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, 10:00 AM.at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Burial to follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory


Henry R Boros, Sr., 66, Hernando, FL
HENRY R. BOROS, SR., age 66, died March 17, 2014 at his residence. Henry was born on October 11, 1947 in Trenton, NJ to the late Henry and Marie (Breimayer) Boros. He served our country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. Henry was employed by the United States Postal Service as a mail carrier and mail sorter. He enjoyed cooking, gardening and working out at the gym. He was an avid reader and tried to educate himself. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters Renee Boros (Rimeco Young) of Inverness, Paula Boros of Davie, FL and son James "Jim" Boros, Hernando; his brother John "Ron" (Sandra) Boros, Homosassa and sister Lynn (Joe) Eastman, grandchildren Colin and Aiden and nephew Jonathan and niece Melissa and his former spouse Maria Boros. He was preceded in death by his oldest son, Henry "Hank" Boros, Jr. The family invites friends to join them for a celebration tribute to Henry's life on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Lurline Brooks, 91, Lecanto, FL
LURLINE BROOKS, age 91, Lecanto, died April 9,2014 at Woodland Terrace. Lurline was born in Lumber City, GA on November 24, 1922 to the late James and Maranda (Browning) Anderson. She was employed by Florida First National Bank as a teller. Lurline was very active in the Chosen Missionary Baptist Church, serving in many ministries as well as in the Garden Club and Women of the World. Survivors include her niece and caregiver, Annette Francis and niece Helen Davis and many other extended family. She was preceded in death by her husband Homer Brooks and her daughter, Charlyne. A graveside committal service will be held on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Port Myaca Cemetery in Port Mayaca. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with local arrangements.


Frederick H Brown, 85, Citrus Springs, FL
Frederick H. Brown, 85, Citrus Springs, died March 16, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Fred was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on June 23, 1928 to the late Henley and Jean Penney Brown and moved to Citrus County in 1994. He was a retired air conditioning technician and served our country in the U.S. Navy Those left behind to mourn are his wife, Barbara (Newton) Brown, Citrus Springs FL; 3 children, Frederick H. Brown, Jr., Tarpon Springs, FL; Brian S. Brown, Ft. Collins, Colorado; Deborah J. Riggs, Beverly Hills, FL; 2 sisters, Nancy Erskine, Paradise Valley, AZ; Joan Jones, San Diego, CA; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. A celebration of Fred's life will be held at Northwood Presbyterian Church, 2875 Hwy 580 Clearwater, Florida at 2:00 PM on March 23, 2014. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family.


Gerry A Burklin, 75, Floral City, FL
Gerard A. “Gerry” Burklin, 75, of Floral City, Florida passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Sturgill Hospice Care Center in Brooksville, Florida. He was born on March 20, 1938 in Mount Kisco, New York to the late Richard F. and Emily B. (Bullock) Burklin. Gerry was owner of Burklin Electric Motors in Pinellas Park, Florida and upon retirement, arrived in this area in 2002. He was an Episcopal by faith, and enjoyed NASCAR, all types of University of Florida sports, and fishing. He was preceded in death by siblings Richard, Jr., and Deloris. Survivors include his loving wife of 38 years, Dianne Burklin. Other survivors include children Shawn (Marta) Burklin of San Diego, CA, Scot (Ginger) Burklin of Van Nuys, CA, Cassie Burklin of Pinellas Park, FL, and Linda B. Johnson of Palm Harbor, FL; sisters Marilyn Carter, and Carole Jean Landry; grandchildren Shane, Sam, Harper, Justin, Kyle, Zane, and Gracie; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida


Pauline M Butterworth, 80, Inverness, FL
PAULINE M. BUTTERWORTH, age 80, Inverness, died March 26, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County and surrounded by her loving family. Pauline was born on July 19, 1933 in Grafton, WV to the late Frederick W. and Cecilia May (Scott) Hoffmaster. Pauline was a certified nurses aide for Newark Manor. She enjoyed arts, crafts and was an avid Elvis fan. She enjoyed attending worship service at her Catholic Masses. Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Warren Butterworth, Bear, DE, Steven and Timothy (Kate) Butterworth, both of Inverness; her daughter Wendy (Philip) Hopkins, Inverness; brother James Hoffmaster, Newark, DE and sisters Jean (Jerald) Mattucci, Boca Raton, FL and Joan K. (Paul) Brown, Bear, DE; 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. A Celebration Worship Service will be held on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family invites friends to join them in a time of visitation from 2:00 until the hour of service. Please consider donations to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in Pauline's memory in lieu of flowers.


Jack G Casebolt, 72, Inverness, FL
Jack G. Casebolt, 72, Inverness, passed away at home on Feb 18, 2014 under the loving care of his wife, Elaine. Jack was born Oct 27, 1941 in Waverly, Ohio to George and Ora (Baker) Casebolt and came to Citrus Co. in 1981 from Orlando. He was the founder of Citrus Water Conditioning in Inverness and was quite active in various affiliations including the Inverness Kiwanis Club, Florida Water Quality Association and the Corvette Owners of America. Jack enjoyed all kinds of sports, especially football, golfing and NASCAR. He also was an avid reader, T.V. buff, and movie goer. Jack and his wife, Elaine, were active collectors of all kinds of antiques. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family. Left to mourn his loss are his wife, Elaine; three sons, Mark Casebolt and Jack E. Casebolt, both of Hernando; Matthew Casebolt and wife, Kristine, Inverness; his daughter, Kasey Camp and husband Chris, Ocala; two step sons, Shawn Miller and wife, Ana, Birmingham, AL; Chad Miller and wife Norma, Bothell, Washington; step daughter, Brandy Gogan and husband Kevin, Birmingham, AL; his brother, Harry Bullis and wife, Sharron, Pensacola, FL; nine grandchildren, Michael,Lauren, Kayla, Tyler, Laci, Collin, Asia, Haley, and Mia. Friends are invited to celebrate Jack\'s life on Sunday, Feb 23rd, 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested in Jack\'s memory to Hospice of Citrus Co., PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464


Gail B Cassidy, 71, Inverness, FL
Gail Bernard (Hoppy) Cassidy 71, Inverness, passed away peacefully on Saturday March 22, 2014 at home. He was born July 22, 1942 in Mt. Clemens, MI to the late Thomas Bernard and Hazel (Hickman) Cassidy and moved to this area in 1979 from Miami. He was a sheet metal worker. He was an extensive world wide traveler, avid fisherman, gardener, jewelry maker, and enjoyed restoring and playing pinball machines. Hoppy was a member of Floral City Masonic Lodge No. 133 and belonged to the Masons for 49 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Pat Cassidy of Inverness; his daughter, Sallie A. Elston, Ridgeway,SC; three brothers, Glen, Gary, and Kenneth Cassidy. The family will receive friends Friday from 1-3 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home where Masonic Services will be offered at 3:00 PM. Committal services will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to the Masonic Home of Florida, 3201 First St. N.E., St Petersburg, FL 33704


Christopher E Caster, 63, Floral City, Fl
Christopher E. Caster, 63, of Floral City, FL passed away on April 4, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. He was born in Jacksonville Beach, FL on October 7, 1950 to the late Edwin and Eleanor C. (King) Caster. Chris was a Switchman for the railroad, and arrived in this area in 2000, coming from Tallahassee, FL. He was a Christian by faith and loved music, painting, going to the beach and surfing, and playing and restoring guitars. He is survived by his daughter, Brenda Caster of Kissimmee, FL; and brother Timothy Caster of Manhatten, NY. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for both Chris, and his mother Eleanor, will be held on Sunday, April 27, 3:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Eleanor K Caster, 93, Floral City, FL
ELEANOR KING CASTER, age 93, Floral City died at her home on March 15, 2014. Eleanor was born on July 4, 1920 in New York City to Edna and Arthur King. After graduating from Hunter College of the City of New York, she was employed as a supervisor of foster home care. A lifelong advocate of helping children with disabilities, at the age of 36, she began teaching children with orthopedic handicaps and took 50 hours of education in that field. She relocated to Citrus County in 1978 from Miami after having taught as a special education teacher in Dade County for 20 years. She was a member of the Council for Exceptional Children and Friends of the Floral City Library. She was an enthusiastic member of Caring and Sharing of Citrus County, originally started by Charles and LouEllen Davis of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. She and her husband enjoyed traveling both in Europe, which they visited five times as well as throughout the United States. She is survived by two sons, Christopher Edwin Caster of Floral City and Timothy Craig Caster of New York City and granddaughter Brenda Caster of Kissimmee. The family invites friends to join them in a celebration of life service for Eleanor at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 3:00 PM.


Robert S Chappell, 69, Hernando, Fl
Robert S. Chappell, 69, of Hernando, Florida passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, Florida. He was born on July 7, 1944 in Arlington, Virginia, was a U.S. Army veteran, and arrived in this area in 1946, coming from Virginia. Robert was owner of Bob's Office Supply in Crystal River, and attended the Church of God in Inverness. He enjoyed hunting, gardening, the outdoors, and fishing and was also owner of Gulf Coast Charters on Crystal River for 20 years. Survivors include his longtime companion, Caroline Lupo of Hernando; his mother, Chrystine Chappell of Hernando; brothers Carlton (Ginger) Chappell, Jr. of Tallahassee, Florida, and Brad (Vim) Chappell of Hernando, Florida; and one sister, Joy Wilson of Hernando. The family will be receiving friends in visitation on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 1:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M., with a funeral service at 3:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Stephen D Chitty, 56, Crystal River, Fl
Stephen David Chitty, 56, of Crystal River, Florida passed away on February 9, 2014 at his residence. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Robert C Clark, Sr, 82, Inverness, FL
ROBERT C. CLARK, Sr. "Capt. Bobby", age 82, died February 28, 2014 at Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing Center. A native of Ohio, Capt. Bobby was born on May 1, 1931 to the late James V. and Louise (Shropshire) Clark. He located to this area in 1981 from Pinellas County. An intrepid entrepreneur, he owned and operated Capt. Bobby's Seafood, B&W Rexall Restaurant, Bobby Clark's Auto Sales and Bobby Clark's R.V. Sales in Inverness and Cleveland, GA and was a commercial yacht captain. He was a member of race car drivers associations SCCA, IMSA and IMCA, the Christian Motorcycle Club and an active member of Egypt Shrine Temple, Citrus Shrine Club, Shriner's Clowns as well as Sertoma. Left to cherish his memory are his sons Robert Clark, Jr. and his wife Cheri, Beverly Hills; Rocky Clark, Orlando; daughters Sandy Santinelli, Brandon and Cindy Orange, Jacksonville, 14 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. He will be dearly missed by many friends and acquaintences. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Barton Conchar, 95, Inverness, FL
Lt. Barton Conchar (September 21, 1918 – March 28, 2014) USNR was peacefully called to duty in the Lord's fleet on March 28, 2014 in his 95th year. Born in final days of WWI in Springfield Mass to Belden and Mildred Conchar, Barton was to spend most of his youth growing up in Millburn, NJ. He was active in many sports including football and most importantly golf, a passion that he was able to enjoy for almost 70 years. He also developed a love for flight and was awarded his pilot's license in 1938. While the clouds of war were looming in Europe Barton was completing his engineering degree at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania and became an officer in the United States Naval Reserve. He was called to active duty after Pearl Harbor and like his brother Donald, he served in the Pacific theatre of operations for the duration of WWII as Executive Officer aboard the USS San Bernardino. Barton was honorably released from the active Navy in 1946 but was to remain in the Naval Reserve until 1955. For the remainder of his life Barton felt a special kinship to all veterans especially those young men and women now returning from war. After the war Barton returned to New Jersey and for the next four decades was active in the aviation, cold storage and medical supply business. He was especially proud of his many years associated with the Boy Scouts of America. After retirement in 1990 Barton knew that living in Florida would allow him to indulge his passion for golf year round and Inverness became his new home. He was a long time member of the Inverness Golf and Country Club and could found most days on the links with a smile and his clubs. In his later years his circle of friends grew to include those of his daughter Patty. His social events were attended by not only his friends but also his daughters' and granddaughters' friends as well. His sense of humor and humility along with his twinkling blue eyes made him the center of attention and he was always willing to provide wise mature counsel from those who sought it. Barton was predeceased by his wife, love of his life and golfing partner Marilyn (2005) and brother Donald (2002). He is survived by his daughter Patricia Grumbling and granddaughter Mallory (Inverness, FL) and son Barton, wife Theresa, and granddaughter Krista Conchar-Haynes (Harpers Ferry, WV) The family wishes to thank the Doctors and staff of Munro Regional Hospital, Ocala, Hospice of Citrus County and especially the staff of New Horizons ALF in Inverness for their care and support. Internment with military honors will take place at a later date at the Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers his family asks friends to consider a donation to the Hospice of Citrus County. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family.


Elizabeth P Conklin, 91, Inverness, FL
ELIZABETH "BONNIE" P. CONKLIN, age 91, Inverness, died March 30, 2014 under the loving care of the staff at Citrus Health and Rehabilitation Center. Bonnie was born on November 14, 1922 in Goldsboro, NC to the late Rupert and Aurore Parker. She owned and operated a restaurant, the VIP Room in Hollywood, FL. and later became a dental assistant. She enjoyed painting with oils and charcoal and playing bridge. Left to cherish her memory are friends Chet Allen and his wife Maj-Britt, and family Andrea Bowen; her daughters Abigail Sandra and Sarah Anne; Chip Allen and his wife Eleni and their children Lauren and Chet V. She was preceded in death by her children Sandra, Kenneth and Randall as well as all of her siblings Arthur and Roger Parker, Mildred Good, Lillian Gossilin and Pauline Cheeseman. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Mildred E Conrad, 89, Beverly Hills, Fl
Mildred E. Conrad, 89, of Beverly Hills, Florida passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, Florida. She was born on February 3, 1925 in Skokie, Illinois to the late John and Barbara (Hohs) Kalmes. Mildred was an assember for the Golf Club Manufacturing industry, and arrived in ths area in 1988, coming from Morton Grove, Illinois. She enjoyed reading, and watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. Survivors include her loving husband of 64 years, Floyd "Jack" Conrad. Other survivors include brother Charles Kalmes; sisters Kathie Boyington, Barbara Kreegier, and Marge Wehlage; and many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Wednesday, March 12, 9:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Beverly Hills. Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Mary E Cook, 71, Citrus Springs, FL
Mary Elizabeth Cook, 71, of Citrus Springs, Florida passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida. She was born on August 19, 1942 in Huntington, WV to the late Charles Henry and Hila Jane (Staley) Boothe. Mary was a child care Nannie and arrived in this area in 1993, coming from Bradenton, Florida. She attended First Assembly of God in Inverness, Florida. Mary enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family. She is survived by her loving family: children Ronald D. (Bridgitte) Cook of Hillsdale, MI, Richard J. Cook of Pioneer OH, Charles D. (Anne) Cook of Las Vegas, NV, Brian L. (Christine) Cook of Inverness, Florida, Michael J. (Julie) Cook of Quincy, MI, Candy J. Wiltshire of Citrus Springs, Florida, and Sandy J. (companion Jeff) Cook of Tallahassee, Florida; brothers Charles P. Boothe of Onstead, MI and Joseph P. Boothe of Adrian, MI; sisters Jo Ann Day of Pittsford, MI and Belinda J. Sawdey of North Adams, MI; 19 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. The family will be receiving friends in visitation on Thursday, January 30, 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M., with the funeral service to be held the Friday, January 31 at 10:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. Mary will be laid to rest next to her husband Richard, at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida following the services.


Todd Craig, 49, Floral City, FL
WILLIAM "TODD" CRAIG, age 49, died February 25, 2014 surrounded by his family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Todd was born on November 27, 1964 in Tampa to William H. and Marlene (Perkins) Craig. He was an appliance repairman. He enjoyed hanging out with his friends and fishing. He was a true Florida gardener growing many species of plants and flowers, especially roses. Todd will be missed by his many acquaintances and friends as well as his family members, his mother Marlene Thurman, Floral City; his brother Roy (Karen) Perkins, Inverness, sisters Candy Craig and Doylene Winnie, both of Floral City and Joylene Thurman of Ocala; nephew Dakota Willie and nieces Denee Winnie and Lexia Thomas. A funeral tribute to honor Todd's life will be held on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Friends are invited to visitation from 2:00 PM until the hour of service.


Jacqueline D Creech, 81, Homosassa, FL
Jacqueline D. Creech, 81, Homosassa died Feb 24, 2014 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Mrs Creech was born in Waycross, GA on July 30, 1932 to the late Samuel and Irma (Sweat) Taylor and came to this area in 1992 from Ocala. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Homosassa and enjoyed sewing as a seamstress. She is survived by her two daughters, Cindy Frazier and husband Earl of Magnolia, KY and Linda Sirmans and husband Hank of Waycross, GA; Additionally she leaves a brother, Jerry Taylor of Jacksonville and four grandchildren. A celebration of her life will be on Friday, Feb 28, 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church of Homosassa with Pastor Allen Ritter officiating. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family.


Jack L Cribbs, 83, Homosassa, FL
JACK LEON CRIBBS, age 83, Homosassa, died February 26, 2014 surrounded by his loving family and under the care of HPH Hospice. Jack was born on February 27, 1930 in Turkey Creek, FL to the late Robert L. and Lucy (Bradshaw) Cribbs. He served our country in the United States Army with the Army of Occupation in Germany. Jack was employed by Citrus County as an inspector in the mosquito control division for over 11 years. He was an outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing and camping. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 65 years, Dolores Cribbs; sons Jack L. Cribbs, Jr. and his wife Jamie, Nashville, TN, Donald S. Cribbs, Crystal River,his daughter Kathi and her husband Rich Orsic, Hernando, MS; his brother Thomas; sisters Joyce, June, Sandra and Sharon; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by sons Douglas Cribbs, Ronald Cribbs and a grandson Timothy Orsic, four brothers and one sister. Graveside committal with military honors will be held on Monday, March 3, 2014 at 2:30 PM at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will receive friends in visitation from 1:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home until the procession leaves for the cemetery. The family requests donations in Jack's memory to HPH Hospice, Citrus Office, 3545 N. Lecanto Hwy, Beverly Hills, FL 34465 in lieu of flowers.


Robert J Cronin, 80, Inverness, Fl
Robert J. Cronin, 80, of Inverness, Florida passed away on March 15, 2014 at Avante in Inverness. He was born on October 14, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Joseph and Hazel (Jackson) Cronin. Robert was a U.S. Army veteran, andan Episcopal by faith. He was an aerospace engineer for Lockheed Martin Company, and arrived in this area in 1998, coming from New Orleans, Louisiana. He enjoyed hunting; making two trips to Africa to hunt. He also enjoyed fishing in Alaska, as well as the outdoors. He is survived by his daughter, Laurel (Samuel) Roldan of Reading, Pennsylvania, and two grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Dorothy T Cummings, 93, Inverness, FL
DOROTHY T. CUMMINGS, age 93, Inverness, died January 26, 2014 at Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing Center. Dorothy was born on June 12, 1920 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Frank J. and Beatrice (Lipari) Cacase. She was a production worker for the Avon Products factory for many years. She loved to crochet and enjoyed her flowers, both inside and out. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter Barbara Rashley, Inverness; her sister Frances Playford, NC; grandchildren Patricia Jackson, Paul Bennett and Lisa Mellon-Schwartz; five great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness. The family will greet friends from 9:00 AM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home until the procession leaves for the church. Memorial donations are suggested to Helping Hands Ministry of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in lieu of flowers.


Juan R deTorres, 95, Inverness, FL
Juan Ramon deTorres, was born in Puerto Rico on January 6, 1919 to the late Ramon and Joaquina deTorres. Since receiving his Civil engineering degree from the University of Puerto Rico, Juan's professional career covered field engineering, construction, design, research, operations and consulting for more than 50 years. His overseas work included design and construction operations financed by USAID, Export-Import Bank and World Bank. His work took him and his family around the world, restoring water and sewer to the most remote places on earth! Juan served our country in the United States Army with the Corp of Engineers during World War II. As a Captain, he always flew with assignments of recognizance mapping. He is a lifetime member of the Society of Engineers and is listed in Who's Who for Environmental Engineering. He was a founding member of the Phi Eta Mu fraternity in Puerto Rico and remained active in membership throughout his adult life. His joy of cooking, dancing and people from all walks of life was remarkable and he has touched so many with his endless stories and quick wit. His wife of 52 years, Jacquelyn and his family will miss him terribly. Juan died on March 6th, 2014, after 95 years of boundless energy. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Rena E Dodd, 88, Inverness, Fl
Rena E. Dodd, 88, of Inverness, FL, formerly of Ft. Lauderdale and Plainview, NY, passed away on February 16, 2014 under the loving care of Hospice of Citrus County of the Nature Coast. Rena was born on July 17, 1925 in Rockville, CT to Albert Nutland and Elsie (Miller) Nutland. Rena graduated with her nursing degree from Farmingdale College in 1965 and specialized as a labor and delivery/newborn nursery nurse. After retirement, Rena became an avid golfer, enjoyed playing cards, reading and traveling around the world. Rena is survived by her loving husband of 33 years, Harry W. Dodd, children, Patricia (Bruce) Sieving, of Phoenixville, PA, Thomas Wigand, of Huntington, NY, James (Candy) Wigand of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, John (Debbie) Wigand, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Robert (Karen) Wigand of Kernersville, NC, Marianne Doan, of Houston, TX and Richard Wigand, of Miami, FL and stepchildren Harry R. Dodd of Weddington, NC and Jayne Dodd of Inverness, FL along with many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and her precious puppy Tiny. Rena is predeceased by her parents, sister, Audrey Golemba of Vernon, CT, and step-daughter Debra Dodd of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Visitation will be on Friday, February 21, 2014 from 5:00 pm. through 7:00 p.m. at Charles E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, FL. Service will be on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel at the funeral home. Rena will then be flown to Charlotte, NC for burial. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the charity of the donors choice.


Joseph A Doucet, 89, Inverness, Fl
Joseph Alonzo "Al" Doucet, 89, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Monday, March 3, 2014 at his residence in Inverness. He was born on May 16, 1924 in Notre Dame, New Brunswick, Canada to the late Charles and Annie (Melanson) Doucet. Al was a WWII, Canadian Navy veteran, and became a U.S. citizen while residing in Miami. He enjoyed golfing and watching sports. He was preceded in death by his wife Claire in 2012. Survivors include 2 step-sons, William Antonen of Inverness and Edwin Antonen of Miami; one brother, Leonard; one sister Mary; and 2 step-grandchildren, Jessica and Kirsten. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Reinaldo M Elias, 70, Inverness, FL
REINALDO "RAY" MICHAEL ELIAS, age 70, Inverness, died January 29, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Ray was born on April 28, 1943 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Ricardo and Sara (Nieves) Elias. He was employed as a dental technician in a laboratory. Ray enjoyed watching Sci-Fi movies, fishing and traveling. He liked to "tinker" and fix things. He was devoted to his grandchildren. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 19 years, Mary Ann Elias; sons John (Toni) of New Jersey and David (April) of Kansas; sisters Josephine Cherry, Canon, GA, Sonia T. (Angelo) Santiago and Laura T. (Matt) Vitacco, all of Sarasota, FL; six grandchildren, Colleen, Alicia, Matthew, Hunter, Victoria and Cynthia; 35 nieces and nephews and extended family members who will all miss him dearly. The family invites friends to join them in a tribute and celebration of Ray's life on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home.


Hedwig E Fair, 94, Inverness, FL
Hedwig "Heddy" Fair, 94 of Inverness, died Tuesday, February 11, 2014. Heddy was born to John and Anna Ollech in Springfield, Illinois on October 16, 1919. She graduated from Springfield school and worked at Sangamo Electric in Springfield. She lived and worked in Decatur, Illinois and retired from A. E. Staley Company. Heddy married Charles in 1954 and he survives. They were married for 59 years. Heddy had 2 sisters and 3 brothers who preceded her in death. She is also survived by her son, Scott (Chris) Fair of Rochelle, Illinois and her daughter, Kathy (Doug) Stearns of Orlando, FL; her four grandchildren: Jason (Becky) Fair, Elburn, IL, Bobbie Jo (Monroe) Booth, Longwood, FL, Jennifer Damry, Mooresville, NC, Karla (Matt) Lambson, Morrisville, NC and five great granddaughters. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Heddy was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Inverness. She enjoyed bowling, golf, cooking, bridge and handi-crafts and really enjoyed her family. Funeral services for Heddy will be conducted on Thursday, February 13th at 10:00 AM, at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness, with Mr. Jason Fair officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 9:00 AM until the hour of service. Burial will follow at the Florida National Cemetery . In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464


Leonard Ferguson, 81, Inverness, Fl
Leonard Ferguson, 81, of Inverness, Florida passed away March 25, 2014 under the care of New Horizon Senior Citizens Home, Inverness. He was born on July 20, 1932 in Leeds, England to the late Horace and Hannah (Schofield) Ferguson. Leonard was a member of the British Army, and became a naturalized citizen of the United States. He was a Food Service Manager with ARA Food Service, Company for 34 years, and arrived in this area in 1995, coming from Chicago ILL. Leonard also was a member of the Church of England. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Eileen Ferguson of Inverness. Other survivors include siblings Norman Ferguson of London, England, Alan Ferguson of Scotland, Jack Ferguson of Australia, and Marleen Hudson of Leeds, Yorkshire, England. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Madeleine R Fink, 83, Beverly Hills, FL
Madeleine (Maggie) Ruth Wert Fink, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at her home in Beverly Hills, FL, in the care of Hospice of Citrus County Nature Coast, with her family and closest friends by her side. Her life was a full one filled with a large extended family, friends in many parts of the United States, lots of community service, and the devoted love of a husband of almost 61 years. She loved her time at the beach in Sanibel Island, FL, and took great pride in her home, presenting herself and all she touched with a bit of her seashell spirit. Born in Lewisberry, PA, on May 25th, 1930, she was one of a very large family. She is survived by her husband, Raymond Fink, of Beverly Hills, FL; her daughter, Debra Fink Yeager and son-in-law, Max Yeager of Boulder, CO, a sister, Mary Lemkelde of Lewisberry, PA; three brothers: Paul Wert of Grantville, PA; Bill Wert, of Avon Park, FL; and Sam Wert of Avon Park, FL. She was predeceased by several other siblings: Betty Wert Snow of Camp Hill, PA; Gladys Wert Lay of Harrisburg, PA; Amelia Wert Beck of Camp Hill, PA; Rhoda Wert Straw of Avon Park, FL; John J Wert, Jr. of Hershey, PA, and James Wert of Michigan. Additionally she had dozens and dozens of nieces and nephews around the country. She was retired from the Camp Hill, PA office of Blue Cross and Blue Shield and had been a very successful Avon Representative in the New Cumberland, PA area for many years. She loved the Elks Lodge of Hernando, FL, was a member of the DOES DROVE #232, and spent many hours supporting her husband’s efforts as Past Exalted Ruler of Lodge #2522 from 1993 to 1994. She loved bowling, beaching, throwing parties, hosting her friends and neighbors, and caring for her family. She was a tireless collector of sea shells, loved to feel the sand between her toes, and won numerous prizes for the items that she created from the shells. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Citrus County Florida of the Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Chas E Davis Funeral Home Crematory is assisting the family.


Melvin E Frank, 98, Floral City, Fl
MELVIN E. FRANK of Floral City, Florida died at 98 years old. He was born January 16, 1916 in Jersey City, New Jersey. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 17 years, Jean Frank; stepson Michael Cypcar of Tallahassee, FL; son Ronald Craig Frank and wife Kathleen of Brookpark, Ohio; daughter Lynne Ann Moran and husband Patrick of Chagrin Falls, Ohio; sister Audrey Carole Mitchell of Glendora, California. He was preceded in death by his beloved first wife Audrey June, his beloved sisters and brother: Mildred Harrison, Eugenia Wilson and Curtiss Frank which were the proud children of Harry and Florence Frank nee (Russelot). Melvin left behind 7 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He lived in Chesterland, Ohio and when he retired with Lubrizol Corp, he relocated to Florida. He served his country as a Seabee in the United States Navy during WWII. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and camping. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Jose A Fuentes, 69, Beverly Hills, FL
Jose A. "Tony" Fuentes, 69, Beverly Hills, died Feb 26, 2014 at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center in Crystal River. Tony was born in Naranjito, Puerto Rico on June 13, 1944 to the late Alonzo and Jesusa (Diaz) Fuentes. He was an auto assembly line worker for Ford Motor Company for many years. Tony was a parishioner at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, serving as a eucharistic minister, in the altar service and was the coordinator for the prison ministry. He was a member of Knights of Columbus and the Spanish-American Club. Left to treasure his memory is his wife, Rosa; sons, Willy Fuentes, Jose A. Fuentes, Jr. and daughter Lucy M. Fuentes; stepchildren Edito (Lisa) Rosa and Lourdes Ramos; brothers Johnny Fuentes and Tito Fuentes and sisters Lucy Garcia and Hilda Rodriguez; 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 9:00 AM at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Cleveland, OH. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Norman R Gallant, 68, Floral City, FL
NORMAN ROBERT GALLANT, age 68, Floral City, died April 11, 2014 surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Norman was born on April 29, 1945 in Fall River, MA to the late Norman B. And Loretta (Hunt) Gallant. He served our country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam era aboard ship as a navigator of Hurricane planes. Norman was the owner/operator of his own auto body repair shop for many years. He enjoyed socializing with his friends, surfing the Internet for research in history and science and was an Internet Poker Champ. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 20 years, Linda Gallant; his son Jason (Crystal) Gallant, Newport, NC; stepson Jason (Gretchen) Gray, Leesburg, FL; brothers Rick Gallant, Safety Harbour, FL, Dennis Gallant, Largo, FL, David (Candy) Gallant, Inverness and Donald (Mary) Gallant, Edison, NJ, sisters Janine Gallant, West Keansburg, NJ and Michelle (Leon) Fowler, Lorton, VA; grand-stepchildren Blake Robinson and Ansley and Andon Gray, several nieces, nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by a sister Diane Stewart. A tribute to Norman's life will be held on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory with military honors. The family will greet friends in visitation from 12:00 Noon until the hour of service. Burial will be later at the Florida National Cemetery. Please consider a memorial donation to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 to continue their wonderful care of others as they did for Norman in lieu of flowers.


Luis M George, 85, Inverness, FL
Luis Mario George, Sr., age 85, passed away at his residence on February 3, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Luis was born in Naguabo, Puerto Rico to the late Ashley and Modesta George. He served our country in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. Luis was employed by the Autoridad de Puertos of Puerto Rico as a port mariner and then a supervisor of shipping in the garment industry. He enjoyed boating and fishing, and was known as "Mr. Fix-It" to his family because he could repair anything around the house. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Esther George; his son Luis Mario George, Jr. and his wife Gloria, Citrus Springs; daughter Esther Milagro George-Carreras and her husband Steve, Summerfield; four grandchildren; brothers Sergio, Wilfredo and Averaldo George, all of Bronx, NY. He was preceded in death by his brother Ashley and his sister Margarita. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 1:00 PM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends in visitation from 11:00 AM until the procession leaves for the church at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Alfred A Giansanti, 88, Beverly Hills, FL
ALFRED A. GIANSANTI, age 88, Beverly Hills, passed away on February 4, 2014 under the loving care of his family and HPH Hospice. Al was born on May 8, 1925 in Providence, RI to the late Pasquale and Paolina (Mizzoni) Giansanti. In 1942 he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. During WWII he served in a weapons battalion and fought in the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Theatre; he also served during the Korean conflict for 2 years and was again called to serve in the Vietnam War in 1964, distinguishing himself to be included in a very elite group of servicemen who served in combat in three wars. He was a true warrior and was selected to protect President Dwight Eisenhower when he met with several leaders in Central and South America. After 30 years of service, he retired as a Master Sergeant. He was then employed by Eastern Airlines for 18 years as an aircraft router. After retirement, he became active in the Marine Corps League, Citrus Detachment #819, serving in many capacities, his last one as chaplain. He was a parishioner at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church and member of the Knights of Columbus. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 65 years, Phyllis Giansanti; his son John (Nicki) Giansanti, Colorado Springs, CO; daughters Kristina Devlin, Largo, FL, Teresa Ann (Don) Kirby, Austin, TX and Rosemary Giansanti, Tallahassee, FL; six grandchildren, Keleigh, Timmy, Ryan, Sean, Andrea' and Jake and his many nieces and nephews from Rhode Island. He was preceded in death by his son Lawrence "Larry" Giansanti and all of his siblings Orlando Giansanti, Clara Gatta, Irma Giansanti and Mary D'Iorio. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 9:00 AM from Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Inurnment with Marine Corp military honors will be held on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Florida National Cemetery. Friends are invited to join the procession to the cemetery at 9:15 AM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Memorial donations in Al's memory are requested to HPH Hospice Foundation, Citrus Office, 3545 N. Lecanto Hwy, Beverly Hills, FL 34465.


Donna L Gittings, 65, Inverness, FL
Donna L. Gittings, 65, Inverness, died March 11, 2014 following an extended illness. Donna was born in Waynesburg, PA on Oct 12, 1948 to Donald and Esther (Lilly) Gittings and came to this area in 1976 from Norfolk, VA. She was employed in retail sales at Bealls Department Stores and the Walmart store in Inverness. She attended the Inverness Church of God. She was preceded in death by her mother, Esther Lilly Gittings on Nov 2, 2001 and her sister, Beverly Hildreth. She is survived by her father, Don Gittings. Donna's life will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 18th, 4:00 PM at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory. The Rev. Larry Powers will officiate. Burial will be in Hills of Rest Cemetery following cremation. Memorials are being accepted by Hospice of Citrus Co., PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34465


Stephen E Gould, 61, Inverness, FL
STEPHEN E. GOULD, age 61, Inverness, died February 22, 2014 under the loving care of his significant other, Janet, her family, friends and Hospice of Citrus County. Stephen was born in New York City on December 18, 1952 to the late Thomas and Magdalene Gould. Stephen served our country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a certified nurses aide, working in various nursing homes. Stephen enjoyed gardening, photography and reading. Left to cherish his memory is his significant other of 14 years, Janet Gramann; his brothers Thomas (Eleanor) Gould, NY and Dennis (Doreen) Gould, MD; nieces and nephews Ellie (Terry), Tom (Barbara), Tim (Elizabeth), Michael (Laurie), Matthew, Evelyn, Elissa, Melissa; great-nieces and nephews Joshua, Julia, Rebecca, Thomas, Teagon, Lana and Donald and Janet's family Dot, Dick, Chris, Shellie and Emily Cornell, all of FL. He was preceded in death by one brother, Michael. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home.


Janice L Groom, 78, Inverness, FL
JANICE LYNN GROOM, age 78, Inverness, died January 28, 2014 at Citrus Health and Rehab Center. Jan was born on June 30, 1935 in New Haven, CT to the late Howard and Dorothy (Hall) Burwell. She was a member of the Women of the Moose, the Eagles and the VFW #7122 ladies auxiliary of Floral City. She enjoyed going to the Shamrock Restaurant, singing karaoke and enjoyed her friends at the VFW. She was a very giving and loving person. Survivors include her son, Lawrence N. Groom, Floral City; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a stepbrother Donald Burwell. She was preceded in death by her daughters Dawn Groom and Cynthia Groom. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Joseph N Harrell, Sr., 86, Inverness, FL
JOSEPH N. HARRELL, SR., age 86, Inverness, died March 18, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. A native Floridian, Joe was born in Tampa on May 29, 1927 to the late Sewell and Effie (O'Hara) Harrell. He served our country in the United States Navy. Joe was a fireman in the Tampa Fire Department for many years. He enjoyed fishing and working in his yard. Left to treasure his memory is his wife of 63 years, Irene "Patty" Harrell; his son Joseph N. "Nolan" Harrell, Jr. and his wife Esther, Brooksville, FL; his daughter Pamela Harrell, Inverness; his sister Milbrey Oakleaf, Hudson, FL; grandchildren Chip and Laura and great-grandchildren Shelbi and Alexis. The family invites friends to join them for visitation on Sunday, March 23, 2014 from 4-6 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Funeral tribute will be held on Monday, March 24, 2014 at 1:00 PM with burial following at the Florida National Cemetery with military honors. Memorial donations in Joe's memory are requested to the American Cancer Society, Citrus County Unit, P.O. Box 1902, Inverness, FL 34451 in lieu of flowers.


Carol J Hart, 88, Floral City, FL
CAROL J. HART, of Floral City died on March 20, 2014. She was born in Buffalo, NY on March 30, 1925, spending her early life in Gowanda, NY. She is survived by her daughters Barbara Hart, Cathy Foley, Cindy and Husband Fernando Gallo as well as seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Carol was preceded in death by her husband Robert Hart (2002) and then her loving companion Dodi Mac Leod (2012). She had a long and wonderful life, traveling worldwide. She owned and operated several businesses in Pinellas County, including \"The Snoop Shop\" and The Florida Suncoast Bed and Breakfast Agency. Carol was a licensed realtor and a Sales Agent for Laura Brown Travel. She was an award winning gardener, a member and officer in the Floral City Garden Club as well as being very involved for a number of years in the Oak Forest Home Owners Association. A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family invites friends to join them in visitation from 2:30 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 or a charity of your choice.


James T Hendrix, 92, Georgetown, Texas
James Thomas Hendrix, age 92, passed away peacefully on Feb.7th, 2014 in Georgetown, TX. Tom was born on Sept. 24th, 1921 in Tupelo, Mississippi to James Milford Hendrix and Sybil Cook Hendrix. He was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife Faye and his wonderful siblings Mabel, Milford, Catherine, and Robert. Tom grew up in Inverness having many grand adventures and graduated from Citrus High School. He joined the Army and flew with the 70th Bomb Squadron in the Pacific during World War II. After his honorable discharge he attended the University of Florida in Gainesville and earned his Bachelor’s Degree. In 1948 he married Faye Hall and they were married for 63 wonderful years. He continued his education earning a Master’s Degree in Agriculture in 1951 from U of Fla. His professional career included working in the Citrus and the Canning Industry. Tom is survived by daughters Rebecca Chastain (Don) of Georgetown, Tx and Susan Christmas (Mark) of Houston, Tx , grandchildren Katie and Scott Chastain and Stephen (Marni) and John Christmas, great grandchildren Harper and Luke Christmas and numerous nieces and nephews. He had the joy of loving family and lifelong friends throughout his entire life. He loved fishing, music, history and travel. Services and Burial with Honors will be Thursday, February 13th at 2PM at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.


Vernice L Henry, 91, Cyrstal River, FL
VERNICE LONA HENRY, age 91, Crystal River died January 28, 2014 at Cypress Cove Care Center in Crystal River. A native Floridian, Vernice was born on April 8, 1922 in Tampa. She was a homemaker who was devoted to her family. She enjoyed playing golf and loved spending time at her river home. Left to cherish her memory is her son Harvey Henry, Tampa; daughter Cheryl Aldridge, Jacksonville, FL and grandchildren Keith and Mark Wienbarg and Lorelle Powell; 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Leonard O. Henry. Inurnment will be at a later date at Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Hugh A Hock, 52, Floral City, Fl
Hugh A. Hock, 52, of Floral City, FL passed away March 24, 2014 under the care of HPH Hospice in Lecanto, FL. He was born in Lake Worth, FL on June 6, 1961 and arrived in this area in 1994 coming from Lake Panasoffkee, FL. Hugh was a Project Manager for the underground cable industry. He enjoyed sports (especially football and NASCAR), motorcycling, and fishing. He is survived by his loving wife of 10 years, Linda Hock. Other survivors include his childen, Hugh Hock, Jr. of Inverness, FL, Tina Dwyer of Wesley Chapel, FL, Nicole (Leon) Hampton of Lake Panasoffkee, FL, Amanda Ward of Ft. Meade, FL, and Kelsey Pridgen of Winter Haven, FL; brother Ray Griffith and his companion Kim of West Palm Beach, FL; sister Anna (Glen) Raper of Windale, NC; grandchildren Austin, Julian, McKenna, Makaylee, Cody, Tyler, and Tuff; and stepfather Leo Griffith of Lake Panasoffkee. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, March 29, 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, with the family receiving friends at the funeral home 30 minutes prior to service.


John A Holtmeyer, 87, Inverness, FL87
John A. Holtmeyer, 87, Inverness, FL on Feb 16, 2014. Devoted husband of Rosemary; Loving father of William Holtmeyer, Richard Hubschmitt, Deborah Solina, and Rosemary Ferro; Fond grandfather of 6 and great grandfather of 1. Mr Holtmeyer was a US Navy veteran and retired police officer with 20 years service from New York Police Dept. Mass of Christian Burial from St Louis de Montfort Catholic Church in Sound Beach. Burial in Calverton LI Nat\\\'l Cemetery. Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Florida arrangements


Phyllis A Howard, 83, Inverness, Fl
Phyllis Ann Howard, age 83, of Inverness, FL passed away April 4, 2014 at Hospice of Citrus County. Ms. Howard was born in Salyersville, KY on April 8, 1930, and had been a resident of Citrus County for the past 14 years. She received her Masters degree in theater from Florida Atlantic University and after earning a law degree at the University of Florida, practiced law in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Ms. Howard is survived by three children: Julian Hogan of Holly Hill FL, Lee Hogan of Inverness FL and Garland Hogan of Lady Lake FL. Celia Hogan, her eldest daughter, is deceased. Her grandchildren include Kevin Scott, Kelly Scott, Cameron Scott, Christopher Horgan, Tara Hogan FitzGerald and Lacy Hogan Maffei. Ms. Howard had seven great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson. She had many relatives in eastern Kentucky including the Oldfields, Hurts and Howards. Her two surviving sisters are Charlotte Thompson and Carolyn Cravens of Lexington, Kentucky. The family wishes to thank her friends and family for their concern and caring support, especially Brigitte Catrett of Homosassa, who lovingly assisted Phyllis in the last years of her life. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Barbara L Hudson, 86, Inverness, Fl
Barbara "Bobbie" Lee Hudson, 86, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness. She was born on April 10, 1927 in Alexandria, Virginia to the late Frank and Edna (Burke) Roland. Barbara arrived in this area in 1976, coming from Alexandria, VA, and was past Vice President of operations at the 1st Florida Bank in Inverness. She was a resident of Highland Terrace and was a member of TOPS. Barbara enjoyed reading, watching old movies, and loved her family. She loved her Duke basketball as well as the Washington Redskins. Barbara was a beautiful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother. She is preceded in death by her husband James R. Hudson; two sons, William J. "Skip" Hudson and Michael Rhett Hudson; and one daughter, Judith Macey. Survivors include her children, Frank "Gary" ( Marsha ) Hudson of Springfield, VA, Timothy "Tim" ( Judy ) Hudson of Inverness, James "Jimmy" ( Tanya ) Hudson of Alexandria, VA, Susan ( Gary ) Plymale of Homosassa, FL, Carolyn ( Mark ) Pierce of Dumfries, VA, and Nancy ( Andy ) Beard of Lorton, VA; Williams wife, Judy of Crystal River FL, Michael's wife, Karen of Woodbridge, VA, Judith's husband, Bill of Crystal River, one brother, Charles Roland; four sisters, Joan Roland, Dorothy Shepard, Sibby Roher, and Linda Bolton; 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. The family will be receiving friends in visitiation on Wednesday, March 26, 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness. A visitation will also be held at the Cunningham-Truch Funeral Home in Alexandria on Friday, March 28, from 6:00 P.M until 8:00 P.M., with the funeral service on Saturday at 11:00 A.M. Barbara will be laid to rest at Mt. Comfort Cemetery, Alexandria, VA, following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Henry C Jones, 69, Floral City, FL
Henry Chester Jones, 69, Floral City, died Jan 31, 2014. Mr. Jones was born Aug 17, 1944 in Miami, FL to the late Roy and Bernice Jones and moved to Florida in 2001 from Ohio. He was a Vehicle Homicide Investigator for Palm Beach County Sheriffs Department and a member of the New Testament Baptist Church where he sang in the choir. Additionally, he was a Vietnam Vet, serving in the U.S. Army for 6 years. Survivors include three children, Sandra Michelle Jones, Gainesville, FL; Alisa Ann Jones, Nashport, OH; Teri Pendley, Warsaw, OH; two sisters, Alice Fredrikson and Shirley Holden; 8 grand and 3 great grandchildren. A special thanks to Larry and Tammy Taylor as our extended family who cared for Dad for 11 years. Funeral services are scheduled at the New Testament Baptist Church Friday, Feb 7th at 12:30 with Pastor Ledford Hodges officiating. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery. Friends may visit at the church on Friday from 11:30 AM until the hour of service. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home and Crematory in charge.


David P Jordan, 55, Hernando, FL
David Paul Jordan, 55, of Hernando, FL passed away peacefully on April 4th, 2014 after succumbing to injuries sustained in a car accident on Mar.26, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Sue Jordan; daughters Amanda Denson (Brandon) and Bethany Jordan; grandchildren Hannah, Jordan, Jacob and Emma Grace Denson. His constant companion, his beloved dog Otis; One brother, Mark Jordan (Bonnie) and sisters Eileen Floerke, Kathy Timberlake (Cole), and Pat Williams (Rick). He was preceded in death by his parents Bill and Suzanne Jordan. David was born on Nov. 2,1958 and was raised on a farm in Dunedin, FL before moving to Citrus County. He married his High School sweetheart and fathered two beautiful daughters. David cared deeply for his family, taking care of his elderly father, Bill Jordan and his step-mother Peggy Jordan, when their health began fail. He was an extremely hard worker, putting in over 30 years as a vital member of the Deltona Corporation. David worked hard but knew how to enjoy life as well. He found pleasure in the mountains as well as on the water but his passions were spending quality time with his grandchildren and racing. When not indulging in his favorite pastimes, David was always in motion. There was never a project left unfinished. He truly was a special man. He was taken too soon and will be deeply missed by many. A Celebration of Life will be offered Friday, 2:00 PM at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Mr. Byron Henbest officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Thursday at the funeral Home.


Peter C Kearney, 73, Homosassa, Fl
Peter C. Kearney, 73, of Homosassa, Florida passed away on Monday, January 27, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, Lecanto. He was born on May 13, 1940 in Norwalk, Connecticut to the late Thomas W. and Mary L. (Newman) Kearney. Peter was a Christian by faith, and an automobile mechanic. He enjoyed fishing, watching sports, playing pool, and tinkering with cars. He is survived by sons David (Debra) Kearney of Homosassa, and Matthew (Jennifer) Kearney of Nashville, Tennessee, numerous brothers and sisters, and 8 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


William W Kendall, 64, Inverness, Fl
William W. "Pete" Kendall, age 64, Inverness, died February 22, 2014 at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala. Pete was born on April 14, 1949 in Fort Pierce, FL to the late William M. and Doris Jean Kendall. He proudly served our country in the United States Marine Corps. Pete was a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service in Inverness for 31 years. He was a NASCAR racing fan and enjoyed fishing and watching professional wrestling. He also served as a member of the Citrus County Sheriff's Posse and Citizen's On Patrol. Left to cherish his memory are sons Pete Michael (Danielle) Kendall, NC, Jeremiah Kendall, FL; daughters Nancy Kendall, TX and Mallarina Thornton, FL; his former spouse, Donna; brothers Leonard (Mary Frances) Kendall and Charles Kendall; sister, Sissy Garwood; four grandchildren, Christina Smith, Hayleigh Turner, Kalvin and Ty Kendall; six great-grandchildren. The family invites friends to join them for a celebration of life and tribute to Pete on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Visitation will be from 2:00 PM until the time of the service. Please consider a donation in Pete's memory to American Heart Association online in lieu of flowers.


Carolyn D Kiefer, 79, Floral City, FL
On April 17, 2014, Floral City lost one of its lights as Carolyn “Carol” Kiefer, 79, slipped away peacefully from this world to the next surrounded by her family of friends. Formerly of West Palm Beach, Florida, she was born August 17, 1934 in Cranbury New Jersey, a Daughter of the late Earl Frank Danser, Sr. and Gladys “Happy” Danser nee Hand. As a young woman, she lived on the family farm where they grew potatoes and grains. She learned to ride and care for horses which became her passion. A part of the local equine community, she spent much of her time with her two loves Franklin and Danser. Carol, always being in great shape and active, was still riding past her 79th Birthday. She enjoyed each day and everything around her. She loved her family and friends with a rare sincerity. She will be dearly missed by her immediate family, her family of friends, her PBSO family, and especially by her furry family - Danser, Franklin, Happy, Sage and Russell. Prior to retirement in 1997 she was employed for 20 years as a consolidation specialist by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and earlier in her career she worked in classified and legal advertising for the Palm Beach Post. She is survived by her son, Ryan Kiefer; her sister, Minerva Baldwin (Earl); nieces and nephews, Carol Simon (Michael), Gail Dyer (James), Terri Shanko, Earl Danser, Frank Danser, Kevin Danser and Sally Kominsky; dear cousin, Cindy Vanderbeck (Frank); other family and countless friends. She is predeceased by her brother, Earl F. Danser, Jr. Carol was often heard saying “love and light”, which is how she chose to live her life. If you knew Carol your life was brighter with her by your side. The family would like to thank everyone that supported and loved Carol as her cancer progressed. A special thank you to the following for going above and beyond: Arbor Trail and Hospice of Citrus County; Cherished Friends, Linda and Gil Gates, Ginger Leis, Cathy Milano, Debbie Rigg, Barbara Robinson, Cathy Rotola and Daren, Lisa and Peter Sansone and Jennifer Forsyth. Relatives and friends are invited to Carol’s celebration of life at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inc. on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 1:00 PM, located at 3075 S. Florida Ave. Inverness, Fl 34450 Phone 352-726-8323. Friends will be received in visitation from 12:00 Noon until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Horse Protection Association of Florida, Inc. 20690 NW 130th Ave., Micanopy, FL 32667. Federal Tax Identification Number 65-0191969.


Michael M Kinder, 64, Floral City, FL
MICHAEL M. KINDER, age 64, Floral City, died March 14, 2014. Michael was born on September 17, 1949 in Madison, WV to the late Bobby and Thelma (Mullins) Kinder. He was a commercial house painter by trade. Michael is survived by his wife, Robin. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Jan M King, 61, Tampa, FL
JAN MARIE KING, age 61, Tampa and formerly of Inverness died February 16, 2014 at her residence. Jan was born on September 4, 1952 in Columbus, OH to the late Harry E. and Roberta (Caskey) Roederer. She was a team leader and supervisor for Computer Generated Solutions. She enjoyed fishing, doing crafts such as macrame and shopping, especially for items for her elephant collection. Left to cherish her memory are her children Jason Thompson and his companion Lisa Cunningham, Tampa; Cynthia and her husband Keith Perez, Ruskin, FL; grandchildren Ryan and Nathan Thompson and Andrew and Alyssa Perez; her former spouse Gary Thompson. She was preceded in death by her husband Edward S. King and a sister, Diane Severino. The family invites friends to join them for a graveside committal service on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Florida National Cemetery. If friends so desire, they may meet at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness at 1:15 PM to form the procession to the cemetery.


Karl Kintz, 72, Amherst, VA
KARL KINTZ, age 72, died February 25, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Karl was born on September 17, 1941 in Lima, OH to the late John and Dorothea (Kohl) Kintz. Karl worked in many capacities throughout his lifetime, but truly enjoyed his work as a leather manufacturer. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating, trap and skeet shooting. He also liked spending time with his horses. He and his wife Sheryl spent several months each year in the Inverness, Florida area with other family members. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 34 years, Sheryl Kintz; his son Karl Andrew and his wife Mary Kintz, his daughter Kimberly Shore, both of Apex, NC; stepdaughter Michele and her husband Steven Moore, Glen Rock, PA; sisters-in-law Carol and her husband Robert Dray, Niles, OH and Catherine and her husband George Wells, Quincy, OH; grandchildren Justin Shore and Jacob and Joshua Kintz. Private arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Kurt P Kuettner, 93, Inverness, FL
Kurt P. Kuettner, 93 of Inverness, died Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Hospice of Citrus County in Inverness. He was born in Frankfurt, Germany on February 25, 1920 to the late Kurt and Louise Kuettner. Kurt was a WWII Naval Veteran and served seven years as a Chief Petty Officer. He was preceded in death by his son, Kenneth Kuettner. His survivors include his wife, Hildegard Kuettner; daughter Linda (Martin) Popp, daughter in law, Dorothy Kuettner; 5 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Mr. Kuettner will be laid to rest at a later date in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Robert F Kushnereit, Sr., 85, Floral City, FL
ROBERT F. KUSHNEREIT, Sr., age 85, Floral City, died January 6, 2014 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Robert was born on August 10, 1928 in Aliquippa, PA to the late Fred and Freda (Petzold) Kushnereit. He served our country in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. Robert was a steel worker for L.T.V. steel company in Aliquippa for over 38 years. He was a past Master of the Masonic Woodlawn Lodge #672. After his relocation to this area, he enjoyed cooking for the local Italian clubs and playing golf. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 57 years, Irene Kushnereit; his son Robert (Tris) Kushnereit, Jr., Houston, PA; daughters Karin (Robert) Zwierzynski, Sewickley, PA and Khristine (Tom) Jungling, Gibsonia, PA; brother Karl (Marion) Kushnereit, Cranberry Twp, PA and sister Ruth Caler, Guys Mills, PA; nine grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Richard P Lacoss, 86, Inverness, Fl
Richard P. Lacoss, 86, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Saturday, April 19, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County in Inverness. He was born on December 24, 1927 in Waltham, MA to the late Fred and Madelaine (DeRusha) Lacoss. Richard was a U.S. Army veteran and a service station mechanic. He arrived in this area in 2004, coming from Newport VT, and loved tinkering with small engine repairs. Richard has no survivors. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Margaret M Lankston, 91, Floral City, FL
Margaret Mary Lankston, 91, Maple Grove, MN., former Floral City resident passed away on Feb 19, 2014 in Brooklyn Park, MN. Mrs Lankston was born in Baltimore, MD on Jan 17, 1923 to the late James and Marie (Ward) Roach and moved to Florida in 1984 from Indianapolis, IN. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish and the wife of the late Robert Lankston who predeceased her in 1995 following 49 years of marriage. She is survived by 4 children, Robert W. Jr. of Missoula, Montana; Thomas J. of South Bend, IN; Kathryn Dotterwich, St. Louis, MO; Sheila Kearney, Maple Grove, MN; 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brothers and sisters. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Thursday, February 27th at 10:00 AM, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with burial following in Florida National Cemetery. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Thursday morning at 9:00 AM at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home. The funeral procession will depart for the church at 9:45 AM.


Kevin M LaPuma, 38, Hernando, FL
Kevin Michael LaPuma, age 38, Hernando, died March 25, 2014.  Kevin was born in Long Island, NY to John R. and Susan (Peterson) LaPuma.  He worked for LePage Carpet and Tile as a tile setter.  Kevin enoyed dining out, trying new food choices, traveling, and meeting people.  He also liked playing with his remote control cars and airplanes, boating and jet skiing.  He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.  His outgoing personality, hilarious sense of humor and beautiful smile could light up the room.  Left to cherish his memory is his father and step-mother, John and Judy LaPuma; his fiancee Stacey LePage and their beloved dog, Tootsie; sisters Cheryl LaPuma and Brandy LaPuma; brothers John LaPuma, Jr., and Devin LaPuma; nephews Ryan and Ian LaPuma; Stacey's family, Al and Sharon LePage, sisters Alycia LePage and Audrey Lloyd, her husband John Lloyd and their daughter Kamryn Lloyd.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Susan.  Private arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Naomi H Larsen, 92, Springfield, MO
Naomi Harriett Larsen, 92, Springfield, MO, formerly of Inverness, died March 28, 2014. Mrs Larsen was born in Brooklyn, NY on April 29, 1921 to the late Olaf and Harriett Olsen and moved to Florida in 1987 from California with her late husband of 54 years, Otto Larsen. He preceded her in death April 12, 1997. She was a retired Bank Manager for Clinton National Bank in their Pittstown, NJ branch. Naomi is survived by her 2 children, Arnold Larsen of Wilsonville, OR and Aleyne Larsen of Fountain Hills, AZ.; 2 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Naomi's life will be remembered on Saturday, April 5th, , 10:00 AM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Rev Larry Powers officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.


Suzanne Lavelle, 54, Inverness, FL
SUZANNE LAVELLE, age 54, Inverness, died April 11, 2014 under the care of HPH Hospice and her loving companion. Suzanne was born on June 1, 1959 in Beth Page, Long Island, NY to John and Tina (McCray) Lavelle. She worked as a cook in various fast food establishments and enjoyed cooking. She enjoyed watching the animals in her yard, feeding the squirrels and the birds. Suzanne is survived by her companion of 21 years, Kevin Sorrentino, and dear friend Dominick Cianciotta. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting with private arrangements.


Dorothy A Linhart, 79, Inverness, FL
Dorothy Arlene Linhart, age 79, died March 1, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Dorothy was born on October 3, 1934 in Oneonta, NY to the late Earl W. and Hazel (Rogers) Briggs. She was a homemaker and also worked as a teacher's aide in the Floral City School System. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she enjoyed spending time with her family and will be missed by all who knew her. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 60 years, Edwin "Ed" Linhart; sons Danny and his wife Cybil Linhart, Floral City and Chris Linhart, Hernando; daughter Marie E. Linhart, Inverness; sister Wanda and her husband Pete VanPelt, Zephyrhills; seven grandchildren, Samantha, Hannah, Morgan, Shelby, Haleigh, Mattie and Will Linhart. She was preceded in death by brothers Robert and Doug Briggs. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. Services will be held at the Florida National Cemetery.


Norman R Markham, 77, Crystal River, Fl
Norman R. Markham, 77, of Crystal River, Florida passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at his residence in Crystal River. He was born on November 14, 1936 in Elzy, Florida to the late Joseph Henry and Annie Lee (Smith) Markham. Norman was a heavy equipment operator in the land development industry, and arrived in this area 70 years ago, coming from Elzy. He was a Baptist by faith, and enjoyed fishing, gardening, and spending time with his family. Left to mourn his loss is his loving wife of 52 years, Sybil Markham. Other survivors include children, Norman R. Markham, Jr. and his companion, Shirley Anderson of Crystal River, Alison (Pat) McKee of Cocoa, Florida; Jay (Lisa) and Steven Jackson both of Lecanto, Florida; brothers Joseph "Nick" Markham and Reginald Markham; 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, as well as numerous step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren. The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, February 19, between the hours of 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M., with the funeral service at 11:00 A.M. , at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral with Crematory, Inverness, Florida. Burial will follow the services at Stage Pond Cemetery, Floral City, Florida.


Donna L McDonald, 69, Inverness, Fl
Donna Lee McDonald, 69, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Hospice of Citrus County in Inverness. She was born on April 21, 1944 in Warner Robbins, Georgia to the late Richard and Mildred (Jones) Redman. Donna was a waitress, and arrived in this area in 1974, coming from Tampa, Florida. She had a passion for traveling, loved to read, and enjoyed her home. Donna is survived by her loving husband of 16 years, Lamar McDonald. Other survivors include her children Christine (Jimmy) Howard of Inverness, Richard Redman of Inverness, grandchildren Bobby and Randi Lyn, and great-grandchild Kylie. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


James L McKenzie, 81, Inverness, FL
Maj. James L. McKENZIE,USAF (Ret) of Inverness, died March 16, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Jim was born on May 18, 1932 in Worcester, MA to the late James R. and Winifred (Brown) McKenzie. Jim served our country in the United States Air Force, a career that spanned 20 years, retiring with the rank of Major. He served on many of the United States bases in Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Illinois as well as Puerto Rico. After receiving his wings, he flew C-118 and C-130 aircraft. He was sent to Aircraft Maintenance Officers School and then served in Alaska, finishing his career in Vietnam. His civilian employment included quality control manager in a screw factory, maintenance director in a paper/carton plant, insurance salesman and AMF Bowling Center manager. He raised four children with his first wife, Lil: Jim, Scott, Lisa and Steve. One of his dear friends, Jay Hutchison and his wife Mozelle were neighbors in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. After Lil died in 1993, and Jay also died, Jim called Mozelle to express his condolences and through the magic of E-mail, Ma Bell and the USPS, became reacquainted and they married in July 2002 and have spent 12 wonderful years together. In Inverness, Jim was an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Inverness. He served with the Stephen Ministry and in many outreach ministries such as the Salvation Army Bell Ringers. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Mozelle; sons James and his wife Marlene McKenzie, North Syracuse, NY and Scott and Steven McKenzie, both of Inverness; his daughter Lisa Brygger of RI; sisters Jean Bryan, Inverness and Carol and her husband Warren Johnson, FL and VA; four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Lefebvre. A worship service and celebration of life for Jim will be held Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 3:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church of Inverness. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness.


Joann McMickle, 72, Inverness, FL
JOANN McMICKLE, age 72, Inverness, died March 31, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Joann was born on August 3, 1941 in Fredon, NJ to the late George and Ellamae (Chammings) Stoddard. She enjoyed her position as a lay-out assistant for a hobby magazine as well as arts and crafts with painting, knitting and sewing. Left to cherish her memory is her son William Blane McMickle, his wife Wendy, Beverly Hills, FL; her daughter Cherylann McMickle-Miller and her husband Richard, Land O\' Lakes; brother George W. Stoddard, Woodland Park, CO; sister Mary Lou Bowling, Chesapeake, VA and five grandchildren, William Jr., Cassie, Zachariah, Zereth and Ronnie Jo. She was preceded in death by her husband William. The family invites you to join them for a time of fellowship and tribute to Joann\'s life on Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 5-7 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Louise A Michael, 89, Hernando, Fl
Louise A. Michael, 89, of Hernando, Florida passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at her residence in Hernando. She was born on April 23, 1924 in Sayre, Pennsylvania to the late Louis and Mary Piaruli. Louise was a Realtor in the real estate business, and arrived in this area 12 years ago, coming from Gainesville, Florida. Her deceased husband, Max Michael, was a casualty of the Korean War. She never remarried. She raised two children as a single mother at a time when being a single mother was more of a stigma than a badge of honor. She worked many jobs over her life in order to provide a good life for her family. She was intelligent, resourceful, outspoken, and tough. She is the last child to die in her family of seven. She was a Catholic by faith, and loved animals and pets. She also enjoyed volunteer work at the library. She is survived by her children Lewis (Laura) Michael of Astatula, Florida and Maxine Michael of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Eleanor Milazzo, 83, Inverness, FL
ELEANOR MILAZZO, age 83, Inverness, died February 2, 2014 at his residence. Eleanor was born on December 26, 1930 in Trenton, NJ to the late Charles and Elizabeth Packlaian. A very giving woman, she enjoyed helping people through a coupon ministry and also visiting nursing home residents. She is survived by three sons, David Milazzo and his wife Evelyn, Margate, FL, Peter Milazzo, Jr. and Anthony C. Milazzo, both of Inverness; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter J. Milazzo, Sr. A celebration tribute to Eleanor's life will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 3:00 PM Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Florida National Cemetery.


Harold D Miller, 88, Inglis, Fl
HAROLD D. "PETE" MILLER, TECH SGT, USAF, (ret) age 88, Inglis, died April 9, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Pete was born on December 14, 1925 in Carrollton, OH to the late Mahlon and Lila (Scott) Miller. He proudly served our country in the United States Air Force, seeing action during both WWII and the Korean conflict, retiring after 24 years of service as a Technical Sergeant. Pete was involved in the Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) as well as a member of the American Legion Post in Greenhills, OH. He was a member of the Mystic Tie Masonic Lodge #1032, The American Canadian Grand Lodge AF&AM with the United Grand Lodges of Germany, Scottish Rite, Valley of Washington, District of Columbia and Shriners International. He enjoyed sports with fishing, bowling and soft ball as well as going to flea markets. Left to cherish his memory is his son, Ron Miller, Salem, OH; daughter Cynthia Storm, Inglis, grandchildren Lila and Kristen Storm and Kasey and Shane Miller. He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Anna H. Miller, a son, Michael Miller and daughter Barbara Miller as well as his three siblings, Ray A. Miller, Dorothy Carlariello, and Gladys Venturo. A funeral tribute will be held on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 9:30 AM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Bishop Robert Hoki and Masonic Memorial Lodge No. 19 officiating. Burial will follow with military honors at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will greet friends on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 5-7 PM at the funeral home.


Robert W Mitchell, 86, Homosassa, FL
ROBERT W. "BOB" MITCHELL, age 86, a 30 year resident of Homosassa, FL, formerly a 40 year resident of Dedham, MA died Friday evening, March 21, 2014 at Kindred Hospital in Ocala after a brief illness. He was born in Boston, one of six children and served his country in the U.S. Army during the 1950s. He was the beloved husband of Joyce (Lehmann) Mitchell for over 62 years, and a loving father of Donnamarie (Tom) Gugliotta, Robert "Bobby" W. Mitchell, Jr., Barry (Susan) Mitchell, and Stacey (Troy) Allen, grandchildren Tommy (Rachel) Gugliotta, Tiffany Gugliotta; Melissa, Aprille and Robert Mitchell, III; Anastasia, Logan, Luke and Eve Allen and great-granddaughter Lilliana Gugliotta. He also leaves a brother Edward C. (Marge) Mitchell. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother Harry T. Mitchell, Jr., a sister Marjorie G. Mitchell and twins Edith and Ethel Mitchell. Before retiring to Florida, Bob operated his own refrigeration business and appliance store in Massachusetts. Bob's passion was the Lion's Club. Bob was a life member and former president of the Dedham Lions Club as well as District Governor of 33 K, a life member of the American Legion Post 18, Dedham, MA and has been for many years an active member of the Homosassa Lions Club where he had been the Eye Care chairman (glasses for the needy program) for 22 years and bingo chairman of the Homosassa Auxilliary for 10 years. He was also voted Lion of the Year twice. After his 61 years of pefect attendance, he was awarded "Life Membership. In his spare time, Bob loved anything to do with model trains- and he had an attic full of them to prove it. If you couldn't find Bob at the Lions Club, he would be found in the local Dairy Queen. A Funeral Tribute to Bob's life will be held on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 1:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Burial will follow with military honors at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family invites friends to join them for visitation on Tuesday from 4-6 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Please consider memorial donations to NEADS, P.O. Box 213, West Boylston, MA 01583, a program which provides assistance dogs for many, including deaf and disabled Americans and combat veterans with physical disabilities across the United States.


Lloyd C Morris, Jr., 69, Inverness, FL
Lloyd Clarence Morris, Jr., 69, Inverness died at home on Jan 26, 2014. Mr Morris was born in Dubois, PA on Aug 5, 1944 to the late Lloyd and Sarah Morris, Sr. and moved to Inverness in 1972 from Palaski, VA. He was an anesthetist and Registered Nurse for Citrus Memorial Hospitals surgical unit for over 37 years prior to retirement and was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran. Lloyd is survived by his son, Robert “Nick” Morris, of Jacksonville; daughter, Tracey Morris, Belleview, FL, 1 grandson, James; his sister, Betty Morris of Inverness. He was preceded in death by his wife, Deborah Morris April 30, 2008. Cremation arrangements will be private. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family.


John F Mrozik, Jr., 63, Hernando, FL
JOHN F. "TRUCKIN" MROZIK, JR., age 63, Hernando, died January 26, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. John was born on July 12, 1950 in Cleveland, OH to the late John F. Mrozik, Sr. and Eleanor (Janowski) Mrozik. He served our country in the United States Marine Corp. John was a commercial painter by trade. He enjoyed motorcycle riding and being with his friends. He dearly loved his grandchildren. Left to cherish his memory is his life companion of 24 years, Karen Zyla; his sons Jesse Coy and wife Alex, Milton, FL and John "Joe" Coy, San Diego, CA; grandchildren Kaven, Jaxon, Jaycee and Jozalyn. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Keith A Nank, 52, Floral City, FL
KEITH A. NANK, age 52, Floral City, died March 27, 2014 at Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing Center. Keith was born on December 16, 1961 in LaGrange, IL to Walter Kenneth and Jean (Mazzarella) Nank. He was the owner/operator of a subcontractor restoration business. An avid outdoorsman, Keith enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating, and camping. He signed up to become a girl scout leader when his wife\'s girl scout troop needed help. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 27 years, Sandi Nank; his mother Jean Nank, Inverness; daughter s Danielle Nank (Greg Marchhart), Tampa, Candace Nank (Justin Riley), Floral City and Justine Le Mons (Christopher), Orlando; his brother Kurt Nank (Ann), Downer\'s Grove, IL; sister Katherine Albright, Lockport, IL and grandsons Caden Marchhart and Aiden Le Mons. He was preceded in death by his father. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Clayton G Niver, 83, Hernando, Fl
Clayton Gilbert Niver, 83, of Hernando, Florida passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. He was born on April 26, 1930 in Cortland, New York to the late Harley and Emma (Pease) Niver. Clayton was a truck driver for the Oswego Asphalt Company, and arrived in this area in 1992 coming from Fulton, New York. He was preceded in death by his wife Lillian Louise Niver, son Clifford Niver; and brothers Phillip, Donald, and Robert. Survivers include his children Douglas (Elaine) Niver of Inverness, Lorne Niver of Inverness, and Dranee (Doug) Stevens of Fulton, NY. Other survivors include brothers Richard, Charles and Robert Niver; sisters Barbara Phillips and Beverly Seamans; 7 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Wanda L O\'Steen, 90, Inverness, Fl
Wanda Lee O'Steen, 90, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Friday, February 14, 2014 at Citrus Health & Rehab in Inverness. She was born in Gassaway, W. Virginia on October 5, 1923 to the late George and Audrey B. (Carroll) Frame. Wanda was a homemaker, a Baptist by faith, and arrived in this area in 2004, coming from Virginia. She enjoyed reading, watching television, doing crossword puzzles, and loved watching birds. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack D. O'Steen in 2000, and three sisters, Bernice, June, and Maxine. She is survived by her children Richard A. O'Steen, Robin (Barbara) O'Steen, and Jean (Harry) Gorring; and six grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Mandy R Pate, 27, Lecanto, FL
MANDY RUTH PATE, age 27, Lecanto, passed away March 1, 2014 at Orlando Health and Rehabilitation Center. A native of Inverness, Mandy was born on January 29, 1987 to David and Pamela Jo Pate. She was a joyful, funny, rambunctious young lady who was very popular. She enjoyed scrapbooking, taking care of her animals and spending time with her many friends. Mandy will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched with her beautiful spirit. Left to cherish her memory are her parents, David Pate, Inverness and Pamela Jo (Pate) Mann, stepfather Robert Mann, Citrus Springs; her sister Wendy and brother in law, Daniel Marinelli, Lecanto; paternal grandmother Ruth Kroeger of Inverness and extended family members including aunts, uncles and cousins. A tribute to Mandy's life will be held on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 6:00 PM at Cornerstone Baptist Church with Pastor Greg Kell officiating. The family will greet friends in visitation from 5:00 PM until the hour of service. Burial will take place at Magnolia Cemetery privately at a later date. Because of Mandy's dear love for animals, memorial donations are requested to Citrus County Animal Shelter or the charity of your choice in lieu of flowers. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Terry L Peelman, 50, Hernando, FL
Terry Lee Peelman, age 50, Hernando, passed away February 22, 2014 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Terry was born on March 19, 1963 in Lawrenceburg, IN to the late Marshall and Mary Elizabeth (McAlister) Peelman. He was an auto mechanic who enjoyed working on cars, drag racing, NASCAR and fishing. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 20 years, Sheryl Peelman; stepchildren Chester H. Travis, Coral Springs, FL, Robert A. (Heather) Travis, Cherokee, GA, Penny Elaine Travis and Shelli (Gary) Scheckton, both of Dallas, GA; his brothers, Harold (Barbara) Peelman, Robert (Sharon) Peelman, Jeff (Brenda) Peelman, Archie Peelman and Jerry (Debbie) Peelman, all of IN; stepgrandchildren Harrison, Sydney, Savannah and Andrew Jon. The family invites you to join them for a celebration of Terry's life on March 8, 2014 from 2-4 PM with personal tributes at 3:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Kathleen M Phillips, 62, Inverness, FL
Kathleen M. Phillips, 62, Inverness, died Feb 16, 2014 at home under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus Co. Mrs Phillips was born in Providence, RI on Feb 7, 1952 to Edward and Margaret Ferris and moved here in 2005 from North Ft. Myers, FL. She enjoyed reading and watching television an d was of the Catholic faith. She is survived by her daughter, Heather Bone and husband, Todd of Inverness. Her mother, Margaret Ferris of Providence; three sisters, Donna Woodford and husband, David of Sarsota, FL; Rosemary Motta and husband Anthony of Chepatchet, RI; and Lisa Ferris of North Providence; a brother, Edward (Mirella) Ferris, Lincoln, RI; her granddaughter, Maria Stevens and husband, Thomas. Her husband, Robert, preceded her in 2005. Kathleen\'s life will be celebrated on Thursday, Feb 20th, 6:00 PM at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Fr. James Johnson officiating. Burial will be later in Florida National Cemetery.


Justina D Popp, 75, Inverness, Fl
Justina D. "Jackie" Popp, 75, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness. She was born on July 15, 1938 in Ann Arbor, Michigan to the late Raleigh and Jewell (Dale) Woodard. Jackie was a homemaker, and arrived in this area in 1979 coming from Michigan. She was very active in the First Baptist Church of Floral City, and enjoyed bowling, sewing, and all types of sports. She was preceded in death by two sons, Ricky and Randy, and two brothers, Elvis and Robert. She is survived by her loving husband husband of 45 years, George E. Popp, and several grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Saturday, March 29, 2014, 11:00 A.M. at the First Baptist Church of Floral City. Interment will occur at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, is in charge of arrangements.


Joseph A Prive, 99, Inverness, Fl
Joseph Alfred Prive´, 99, died on March 20 at his home in Inverness, Florida. Joe was born November 9, 1914 in Masonville, Quebec, Canada to the late Joseph and Josephine Prive´. He served his country in the U.S. Army, Company B, 2nd Armored Replacement Battalion as a tank mechanic. He was originally assigned under General Patton, but literally missed the boat and ended up following him through North Africa and Europe. After the war he married the late Carmen Florence Kane, a marriage that lasted 63 years. They moved to Tampa, Florida from St. Albans, Vermont in 1963 where Joe worked as a master plumber and technician. Upon retirement, Joe moved to Inverness and continued helping neighbors and family with his many do-it-yourself skills. He also ran a small lawn care business for many years. Joe liked to attend the VFW. He also enjoyed boating and fishing in his beloved lake. Left to cherish his memory are his two daughters: Alice, Seffner, FL, and Jane and her husband Bruce Giller, Silver Spring, MD; five sons: David and his wife Diane Handley, Tampa, FL, Paul and his partner Keith Langford, Seffner, FL, Steven, John and James, Inverness. He also leaves behind ten grandchildren: Jeanne, Brian, Erin, Nikki, Greg, Jesse, Amanda, Loren, Janelle, and Juliann, and ten great-grandchildren. One of eight siblings, he is survived by his sister Theresa and was preceded in death by brothers George and Raymond, and sisters Antoinette, Biola, Alexina, and Gertrude. A memorial service will be held Friday, April 11, 2014 at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, at 11:00 A.M. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Donald D Purvis, 66, Fort White, FL
Donald D. Purvis, age 66, Fort White, Florida, died March 27, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Don was born on September 23, 1947 in Jacksonville, FL to the late Cleveland and Fannie (Yates) Purvis. He was the owner/operator of a resort. Don served our country in the United States Army. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and was a hard worker. Left to cherish his memory is his daughter, Dana Oser and her family: husband Edward Oser, Jr. and children Joey, Jacob, Halie, Edward and Chase, all of Inverness; his sister Yvonne Duffy, Pensacola, FL. He was preceded in death by his fiancee, Toni Maxwell and his twin brother, Ronald Purvis. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Michael A Ralston, 54, Hernando, Fl
Michael A. Ralston, 54, of Hernando, Florida passed away Friday, April 18 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, Florida. He was born on April 19, 1959 in Patterson, New Jersy to the late Robert and Carolyn (Morehouse) Ralston. Michael was a mechanic and specialized in small engine repair. He arrived in this area 27 years ago, coming from the south Florida area. He is survived by one son, Allen Ralston of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; two brothers, Leslie and Everett; and one sister, Carolyn Ashton. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Catherine L Raymond, 86, Lake Isabella, MI
CATHERINE LOUISE RAYMOND, age 86, of Lake Isabella, MI and Bushnell, FL died March 8, 2014. She was born July 2, 1927 in Flint, MI to the late Albert and Alma (Fogelsonger) Ott. She married Daryl "Jerry" Raymond in 1950 and together they raised seven children. She is survived by her husband Jerry, sons Mark (Paulette) Raymond, Carson City, NV, Jack (Denise) Raymond, Canton, MS, and daughters Lynn (John) Lumkowski, New Athens, IL, Susan (Kerry) Lambert, Mount Holly, NC, Jill (Dennis) Hendrix, Upton, WY and Nancy (Steve) Michaels, Sioux Falls, SC; 19 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Daryl Raymond, Jr. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she enjoyed every aspect of homemaking, flower gardening and traveling with her family. She loved to bake, a skill she learned from her mother; and she was widely admired for her baked goods. She was proud of her Dutch heritage and her family. She was active in the Lutheran Church and was a member of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League. She worked for a time for General Motors and the State of Michigan. She volunteered with the Girl Scouts. A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM at First Lutheran Church of Inverness. Memorials may be sent to Concordia University in Ann Arbor, MI to the Raymond scholarship fund. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Nancy J Reese, 74, Beverly Hills, FL
NANCY J. REESE, age 74, went to be with The Lord on March 6, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Nancy was born on March 2, 1940 in Cincinnati, OH to the late Dr. Paul J. and Alma (Fischbach) Holderman. A devoted and loving sister, wife, mother and grandmother. Nancy enjoyed all aspects of being a housewife and spending weekends at the lake with her family. She was a dedicated Christian that served The Lord in numerous ways but mostly through her gift of music. Left to cherish her memory is her husband Edwin "Ed" Reese; son, preceded in death, Tim Reese; daughers Tammy and her husband Tony Reese, Middleburg, FL and Cindy and her husband Mike Walker and their children Tyler and Taylor Walker of Safety Harbor, FL; her sister Carole and her husband Richard Hurley, Lincoln, IL. A celebration of her life and tribute to Nancy will be held on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 1:30 PM at First Christian Church of Inverness. The family invites guests to join them for a time of visitation from 1:00 PM until the service begins. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations in Nancy's name to First Christian Church of Inverness or Alzheimer's Research and Family Organization, P.O. Box 1939, New Port Richey, FL 34656. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Robert W Reuman, 75, Inverness, FL
Robert Walter Reuman, 75, Inverness died Feb 21, 2014. Bob, as he was known to his friends, was born Sept 24, 1938 to the late Carl and Naomi Reuman in Toledo, OH. After graduating from DeVilbiss High School, he attended the University of Toledo. In 1961, Bob entered the NAVCAD training program in Pensacola, earning his Naval Aviator's wings and commissioned as Ensign in the U.S. Navy Reserve. He served our country as a naval aviator from 1961 to 1972, including one tour of duty in Vietnam. For the remainder of his 32-year career, Bob worked as a commercial airline pilot for Trans World Airlines, retiring as Captain. His last wishes were for his friends and family to remember him as a loving father, good friend and true adventurer. Bob is survived by four children; one brother, The Rev. Eugene Reuman, Dunnellon, FL; and two grandchildren. A Requiem Eucharist with Burial Office will be offered on Tuesday, March 11th, 11:00 AM, St. Margaret\'s Episcopal Church, 114 N Osceola Avenue, Inverness. Inurnment with full military honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery in the columbarium. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family.


Rosalma B Rice, 80, Inverness, FL
ROSALMA B. RICE, age 80, Inverness, died February 1, 2014 at Highland Terrace. Rosalma was born on March 9, 1933 in Thompson, CT to the late Alfred and Rosanna Benard. She is survived by her children Robert R. Goff, Janice Robillard, Vickie Vandenburg and her husband Jerry, Robin Velasquez and her husband Ariel, son-in-law Donnie Smith; her brothers Alfred Benard, David Benard and John Benard; sisters Shirley Benard and Judy Martin; 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Douglas and a daughter Melissa Smith. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Marie A Rieley, 88, Inverness, FL
MARIE A. RIELEY, age 88, Inverness, died January 29, 2014 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Marie was born on February 22, 1925 in New Brunswick, Canada to the late James and Alma (Berube) Levesque. She was a wonderful homemaker, cook and baker who was devoted to her family and the Lord. She enjoyed shopping, knitting, crocheting, music and watching game shows. Left to cherish her memory is her son Robert (Crystal) Rieley of Shelton, CT; her daughters Marie Petzold, Prospect, CT, Donna Milinder, Inverness and Linda (Louis) Nunez, North Haven, CT; six grandchildren, Dawn Kosakowski, Carrie (James) Mills, who was her caretaker for the past three years, Nicole Nunez, Jennifer Rieley, Amy (Kyle) Page, Brian Rieley and step-granddaughter Tracy Nunez; 4 great-grandchildren, Brandon and Jesse Kosakowski, Sophie Mills and Ella Page, beloved first cousin, Loretta Boucher. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, John E. Rieley, her siblings Leo, Albert, Allyre, Simone and Isabella, a son-in-law, William Petzold. A funeral service and tribute to her life will be held on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 11:30 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Friends are invited to join the family in visitation from 10:30 AM until the time of service. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Memorial donations in Marie\\\'s memory are suggested to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Edward F Rossy, 94, Inverness, Fl
Edward Frank Rossy, 94, of Inverness, Florida passed away Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Woodland Terrace in Hernando, Florida. He was born on October 11, 1919 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Frank and Veronica (Jurcak) Rossy. Edward was a cabinet maker, and arrived in the area in 1982, coming from Bedford, Ohio. He was a Jehovah's Witness by faith, and enjoyed discussing the Bible with family and friends. He was preceded in death by one son, Brian Rossy, one brother, and one sister. He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, June Rossy. Private arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


James E Ryle, 68, Inverness, Fl
It is with great sadness that we announce that James E. Ryle, Jr., passed away on Friday, March 7, 2014, at the Hospice House in Inverness, FL, having lost his long battle with cancer. He would have been 69 years of age in a week, having been born on March 13, 1945 in Gloversville, NY, to James E. Ryle, Sr., and Helen Berry. Jimmy is survived by four children: Jamie, and his wife Karen; Willie, and his wife Joelle; Felicia Ryle and her partner Kevin Williams; Nico and her husband Matt Hayner, all who reside in upstate New York; a step-son, Brian Ward; and several grandchildren. He is pre-deceased by his parents and brother Joseph Richard (Ricky) Ryle. For many years preceding the time of his death, Jimmy shared a home in Inverness, FL, with the love of his life, Alta Ward, and his favorite furry friend, Maggie Mae Bear. Jimmy was a man of many talents. In his youth, he fought as a heavyweight boxer, and also played semi-pro football with the Glove City Colonials, in Gloversville. He was also a musician, having played with the Trinity Cadet Drum and Bugle Corps. In later years, he teamed up with Larry Edwards, and were known as the Chevelles, later as The Ridge Runners. That was his first band. Afterwards, he teamed up with Rudy Ward and Frenchie Boucher to form the band known as Taste of Country. They were well known in several states in the Northeastern U.S. They also toured the rest of the country. He played with numerous bands in Florida, after moving there. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested in Jimmy's name to HPH Hospice, 3545 N. Lecanto Hwy, Beverly Hills, FL 34465. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Myrtle H Samec, 92, Inverness, Fl
Myrtle H. Samec, 92, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at her residence. She was born on October 27, 1921 in Many, Louisiana to the late Jessie Edward and Mary Jane (Armstrong) Bass. Myrtle was a homemaker and home health aide, and arrived in this area in 1985 coming from St. Petersburg, Florida. She was a Christian by faith, and enjoyed gardening, the outdoors, and spending time with her family. Survivors include children: Edward Samec III and Phyllis Raynor, both of Inverness, Peggy L. Samec of Floral City, Florida, Rita Tilka of Columbus, Ohio and Pauline Onley of Shreveport, Louisiana; brother Jessie E. Bass, Jr.; sisters Amanda Heintschel and Murlene Thompson; 9 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2014, 12:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464


Brian L Scheiterle, 67, Inverness, FL
BRIAN LEE SCHEITERLE, age 67, Inverness, died March 12, 2014 at Pleasant Grove Manor. Brian was born on February 3, 1947 in Olean, NY to the late William M. Scheiterle, Sr. and Elinor (Hammond) Scheiterle. Brian served our country in the United States Marine Corps, as a hydraulic mechanic on C130s in Vietnam and held his private pilot's license. He was employed as a carpenter with the Carpenter's Union. Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law William "Bill" and Rhonda Scheiterle of Inverness; his sister Kay Scheiterle, Plainsville, TX. A celebration of life service will be scheduled at VFW Post #4252 of Hernando at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Raymond A Sey, 73, Homosassa, FL
Raymond A. Sey, age 73, Homosassa, died March 2, 2014 at his residence. Ray was born on April 23, 1940 in Wyandotte, MI to the late Alexander and Onita (Montgomery) Sey. He served our country in the United States Army, serving in Vietnam, retiring after 20 years with a rank of Master Sergeant. Ray is survived by his wife Dawneed Sey, son Geoffery Sey of NC and daughter Heather Moon of NV, as well as his special caretaker Linda Piescieski. Inurnment will take place privately at Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Linda R Shaffer, 60, Beverly Hills, Fl
LINDA R. SHAFFER, age 60, Beverly Hills, died April 12, 2014 at her residence under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Linda was born on July 2, 1953 in Louisville, KY to the late Theodore and Wanda (Roth) Randall. She was employed by the State of North Carolina as a sales tax law administrator. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Inverness and served as the Women's Ministry President for two years. She loved reading and belonged to a book club. She enjoyed volunteering at the dental clinic, supported cancer causes, and participating in the Relay for Life. Linda was very patriotic, sent care packages to many troops deployed throughout the years and supported veteran's causes. Linda was a very strong Christian and loved the Lord and Jesus with all her heart. She read her bible every day making notes in the margins. Linda was so upset how America is turning away from God. A loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Her memory will be cherished by her husband of 24 years, Vance Shaffer; her son Scott Shaffer, Sarasota, FL; daughters Michelle Finlayson (husband Alan) and Amy Binns (husband Joe), all of Raleigh, NC, grandchildren Emily, Katie, Alyssa and Christian and great-grandchildren Kayden and Gabriella, and her brother Michael Randall (wife Teresa) Whispering Pines, NC. Private arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Helen T Sharf, 89, Inverness, FL
Helen T. Sharf, age 89, Inverness, passed away February 11, 2014 at Villas at Sunset Bay in New Port Richey. Helen was born on March 28, 1924 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Julius and Frances (Golecki) Klosenski. After her birth, her family moved to Greenwich, CT where she was raised. Helen was employed by Elizabeth Arden for 25 years as a beautician, a position she very much enjoyed. A devout Catholic, she supported The Carmelite Order of Nuns throughout her life. She was a great cook. Left to cherish her memory are nieces Patricia, Lydia, Gail, Eve, Jill and nephews Walt and Thomas; her sister-in-law Marguerite Collins. One of 16 siblings; she is preceded in death by her twin sister Irene M. Corvin, brother Walter Collins, all of her other siblings and her husband of 33 years, John Sharf. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, February 17, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family invites friends to join them in visitation from 10:00 AM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home until the procession leaves for the church. Memorial donations may be made in Helen's memory to Gulfside Hospice, 6117 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey, FL 34653 or the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America.


Bob Shearer, 85, Floral City, Fl
Here he comes, your leader Bob Shearer. Let us cheer him on as he takes his victory lap. He is in Victory Circle where he is met by some of his biggest fans, family and friends. Let us celebrate his victory along with his life. Love you my dear father, rest in peace. Sadly missed by his wife of 60 years, Martha, his daughter Susan (Chris) Delaney, son David (Pam) Shearer, grandson Kyle and granddaughter Julie; his sister Lucille Fladd and several nieces and nephews. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


William A Shipp, Jr, 88, Floral City, FL
William Arnold Shipp Jr, 88, passed away peacefully on February 13, 2014, at home with his family surrounding him with their Love. He was born July 6, 1925 in Nocatee, Florida to Arnold and Pauline Waldron Shipp. He was the oldest of 9 children. He was preceded in death by his son, Gary Wayne Shipp and his daughter, Susan Lee Shipp. Grandson, GaryWilliam Shipp, his parents, two brothers, Johnny and Roy Shipp; three sisters, Jacqueline Shipp, Faye Metz and Lillian Stokes. Bill was a Navy veteran, serving his country during World War II in the Atlantic and Pacific from 1943 through 1946. He joined the Navy during his Senior year at Citrus High School. Although he later received his GED, in 2006 he was awarded his Citrus High School diploma. In 1981 he retired from Pinellas County, where he was an assistant county engineer, and moved home to Citrus County. He was ordained a deacon at 30th Avenue Baptist Church in 1959, were he served faithfully, teaching Sunday School and serving wherever there was a need. Bill and Juanita traveled extensively to all 50 states, most of the National Parks, many foreign Countries and the Holy Lands three times. They walked where Jesus walked and visited the tomb where he was laid and arose to fulfill the scripture “He is Alive” Matthew 28: 6-7. He was a member of Ft. Cooper Baptist Church for the past 33 years were he continued to serve and teach and was honored Deacon Emeritus. Bill read his Bible every day and for 22 years read it through each year. Bill and Juanita were married in Oxford, Florida, on Easter Sunday, March 16, 1948, and have always felt blessed and that God is so Good. He is survived by his wife, Juanita Stokes Shipp; daughter, Donna Beebe and husband Jim of Floral City; daughter-in-law, Kathy Shipp (Bill) Foley; brother, Walter Shipp, and sisters, Betty Dillinger and Pam (Tommy) Meadows. Grandchildren, Jimmy (Carla) Beebe; Billy (Jen) Beebe; Susan Cannon; Brandi Bescher; Mike (Lindsey) Bescher; Missy (Matt) Brannen; Whitney (Blaine) Wright, and Dakota (Kelsey) Shipp. Great-grandchildren, Matt, Kristen, Alyson, Ashley, Brandon, Bridget, Alexis, Nolan, Hailey, Houston, Weston, Addison, Kamryn, Kelsey, Kayton, Kynleigh, Austin, Aleyah, and Elijah. One great great-granddaughter, Kylie. Funeral services for Bill will be conducted on Monday, February 17, 2014 at 3:00 PM from the Ft. Cooper Baptist Church with Pastor Marne Palmani and Pastor Dave Maddox officiating. Interment will follow at the Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City. Friends may greet the family at church on Monday from 2:00 PM until service time. Memorials are requested to Hospice of Citrus Co. or Ft. Cooper Baptist Church Mission Fund. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home is serving the family.


Robert W Simonson, 68, Inverness, FL
ROBERT W. SIMONSON, age 68, died February 6, 2014 at Crown Court in Inverness. Robert was born on November 17, 1945 in Fargo, ND. He served our country in the United States Navy and then was employed as a civilian contractor as an environmental engineer. During his working career, he lived in Japan for five years and Cuba for four years. He is survived by his son, Samuel Simonson and Sam's companion Megan Chapel; three grandchildren Spencer, Alysia and Sophia. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Steven E Slominski, 52, Lecanto, FL
STEVEN ERIC SLOMINSKI, age 52, died March 16, 2014 under the care of HPH Hospice. Steve was born on December 31, 1961 in Detroit, MI to Stephen B. and MaryAnn (Goodenough) Slominski. He was employed as an over the road and local truck driver. Steve was loved by many friends and his family. He liked traveling in the warmer states and going to the beaches. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Steve is survived by children Mona Rae Slominski, and Steven Cass Slominski, both of Galesburg, IL; his mother MaryAnn Hall and brother Derek Slominski, both of Newport, MI, sister Jacqueline Trupiano, Tecumseh, MI and stepbrothers Dennis, Danny and Gary Hall, all of Canada and Phil and Bobby Allison. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Autumn J Smith, 52, Crystal River, FL
AUTUMN J. (PAGE) SMITH, age 52, Crystal River, died April 11, 2014 under the loving care of her family and HPH Hospice. Autumn was born on September 26, 1961 in Zanesville, OH to William H. Page III and Margaret J. Page. She was employed by WalMart as a greeter. Left to cherish her memory are her parents and her son, Austin T. King. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Howard Smith, 94, Floral City, Fl
Howard Smith, 94, of Floral City, Florida passed away on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at his residence in Floral City. He was born on September 16, 1919 in Branford, Florida to the late Matt and Estelle (Langston) Smith. Howard was a Job Superintendent in the construction industry, and a U. S. Navy veteran of WWII. He arrived in this area in 1982, coming from Tampa, Florida, attended First Baptist Church, Floral City, and enjoyed fishing and gardening. He is preceded in death by his wife Pearl Smith, and two sons Jerry Smith and Dewayne E. Smith. Survivors include son Robert W. (Pam) Smith of Baldwin, Florida, and daughter Alice Faye Jones of Jacksonville, Florida; Dewayne's wife, April Smith, 6 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. The family will be receiving friends at the First Baptist Church, Floral City, on Saturday, March 8, 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M., with a funeral service at 11:00 A.M.. Funeral services will continue on Monday, March 10, with the family receiving friends from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M., and funeral services at 11:00 A.M. at Priscilla Baptist Church, Bell, Florida. Interment will follow at the Priscilla Baptist Church Cemetery. Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Minnie M Sockman, 71, Floral City, FL
MINNIE M. SOCKMAN, age 71, Floral City, died March 12, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Minnie was born on February 16, 1943 in Wheeling, WV to the late David and Minnie (Auth) Richard. She was employed by Wal-Mart as a risk control leader. Minnie was a member of Floral City United Methodist Church and enjoyed Bible study and reading. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 36 years, Richard Sockman; son Jimmy Carvoo, TX and daughter Rebecca Anne Steele, WV; stepson Richard (Christi) Sockman, WV and stepdaughters Melinda (Robert) Rhodes, IN and Shawn Sockman, WV; 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. A worship celebration and tribute to Minnie's life will be held on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 3:30 PM at Floral City United Methodist Church. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


John S Soranno, 65, Inverness, Fl
John S. Soranno, 65, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Monday, March 3, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. He was born on August 20, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York to the late Nicolo S. and Grace J. (Catania) Soranno. John was a Title Examiner in the real estate business, and arrived in this area in 1965, coming from Long Island, New York. He attended Inverness Church of God, and enjoyed playing tennis, spending time on the computer, as well as with family and friends. He is survived by his loving wife of 12 years, Debbie Soranno. Other survivors include children Melissa Soranno and Ryan Regan, both of Orlando, Florida; brother Nicholas Soranno of Hernando, Florida; and sisters Rose Falls of Jasper, Alabama, and Theresa Steelfox of Inverness, Florida. Services for John are scheduled for Saturday, March 8, 11:00 A.M. at Inverness Church of God. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida is in charge of arrangements.


Carol A Stearns, 60, Inverness, FL
CAROL ADRIENNE STEARNS, age 60, Inverness, died March 28, 2014 at her residence. Carol was born on September 28, 1953 in Indianapolis, IN to the late Jack and Jacquelyn (Johnson) Myers. Carol was employed by Florida Power Company as an inspector. She loved horses and was a major NASCAR fan, cheering for Dale Earnhardt and his son, Dale, Jr. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Jeff Hahn and grandson, Destin Adam Hahn, Stewart, MS; half sister Susie Hahn Cooper Daugherty and her children Kendra Hobkirk and Kyle Cooper; dear friend Debbie Merritt; Aunt and Uncle Martha and Bob Davenport and cousins Wendy and Paul Cash, their children Riley and Liam; Will and Tammy Lincks and Denise and Allen Brown and their families. She was preceded in death by a son Jason Michael Hahn. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Marlene F Stearns, 68, Homosassa, FL
MARLENE F. STEARNS, age 68, Homosassa, went to be with her Lord on March 25, 2014. Marlene was born on August 18, 1945 in Lake Park, FL to the late Wylie and Dora (Priest) Inglett. She was employed by the Citrus County School System as a lunch room manager for Homosassa Elementary School and then Crystal River Elementary. An active member of Crystal River Church of God, she volunteered and enjoyed baking for her church family and friends. Left to treasure her memory is her husband of 48 years, Stanley Stearns, sons Jeff (Lisa) Stearns and Gary Stearns; her daughter Carla (Craig) Venard, and stepson Stanley Stearns, Jr. One of 13 siblings, she is also survived by her brother Eugene Inglett and sister Hazel Priest; grandchildren Joshua Stearns, Matthew Stearns, Jeff Stearns, Jr., Scott Stearns, Austin Boleware, Dillon Boleware, Craig Venard, Jr. and Nathan Stearns. A celebration of life service will be offered on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Crystal River Church of God. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


John M Stewart, 68, Pinellas Park, Fl
John M. Stewart, 68, of Pinellas Park, and frequent visitor to Inverness, Florida passed away on April 11, 2014 at his residence in Pinellas Park. He was born on August 4, 1945 in Corvallis, OR to the late Donald E. and Gwendolyn L. (Walker) Stewart. John was a veteran of both the US Army and the Coast Guard, and had visited this area off and on since 1983, coming from St. Petersburg, FL. He was a Southern Baptist and loved motorcycles. Survivors include one daughter, Michelle Dawn Stewart of New York, NY, and one brother, Ken Stewart of Inverness. He was preceded in death by one sister, Donna Stewart. John will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


John M Stewart, 68, Pinellas Park, FL
John M. Stewart, 68, of Pinellas Park, and frequent visitor to Inverness, Florida passed away on April 11, 2014 at his residence in Pinellas Park. He was born on August 4, 1945 in Corvallis, OR to the late Donald E. and Gwendolyn L. (Walker) Stewart. John was a veteran of both the US Army and the Coast Guard, and had visited this area off and on since 1983, coming from St. Petersburg, FL. He was a Southern Baptist and loved motorcycles. Survivors include one daughter, Michelle Dawn Stewart of New York, NY, and one brother, Ken Stewart of Inverness. He was preceded in death by one sister, Donna Stewart. John will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


John M Stewart, 68, Pinellas Park, FL
John M. Stewart, 68, of Pinellas Park, and frequent visitor to Inverness, Florida passed away on April 11, 2014 at his residence in Pinellas Park. He was born on August 4, 1945 in Corvallis, OR to the late Donald E. and Gwendolyn L. (Walker) Stewart. John was a veteran of both the US Army and the Coast Guard, and had visited this area off and on since 1983, coming from St. Petersburg, FL. He was a Southern Baptist and loved motorcycles. Survivors include one daughter, Michelle Dawn Stewart of New York, NY, and one brother, Ken Stewart of Inverness. He was preceded in death by one sister, Donna Stewart. John will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


John M Stewart, 68, Pinellas Park, FL
John M. Stewart, 68, of Pinellas Park, and frequent visitor to Inverness, Florida passed away on April 11, 2014 at his residence in Pinellas Park. He was born on August 4, 1945 in Corvallis, OR to the late Donald E. and Gwendolyn L. (Walker) Stewart. John was a veteran of both the US Army and the Coast Guard, and had visited this area off and on since 1983, coming from St. Petersburg, FL. He was a Southern Baptist and loved motorcycles. Survivors include one daughter, Michelle Dawn Stewart of New York, NY, and one brother, Ken Stewart of Inverness. He was preceded in death by one sister, Donna Stewart. John will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


John M Stewart, 68, Pinellas Park, FL
John M. Stewart, 68, of Pinellas Park, and frequent visitor to Inverness, Florida passed away on April 11, 2014 at his residence in Pinellas Park. He was born on August 4, 1945 in Corvallis, OR to the late Donald E. and Gwendolyn L. (Walker) Stewart. John was a veteran of both the US Army and the Coast Guard, and had visited this area off and on since 1983, coming from St. Petersburg, FL. He was a Southern Baptist and loved motorcycles. Survivors include one daughter, Michelle Dawn Stewart of New York, NY, and one brother, Ken Stewart of Inverness. He was preceded in death by one sister, Donna Stewart. John will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Jack S Stiles, 85, Inverness, FL
Jack Sheldon Stiles, 85, of Inverness, Florida passed away Monday, January 27, 2014 at his residence. He was born on May 3, 1928 in Kalamazoo, Michigan to the late Oliver S. and Georgia B. (Overhuel) Stiles. Jack was owner and operator of Stiles Paint Company. He served our country in the United States Army. Survivors include his wife, Joan Stiles; son John Stiles, San Antonio, TX; daughter Mindy S. Stiles-Conrad, Tucson, AZ and Kathleen Griffin, Sam Ramon, CA; three grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Elks Lodge in Hernando, FL. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Deborah D Sweat, 49, Inverness, Fl
Deborah D. Sweat, 49, of Inverness, Florida passed away on April 4, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. She was born on September 3, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois and arrived in this area in 1995, coming from the Jackson, Mississippi area. She was a Christian by faith, and a sales associate for WalMart. Deborah enjoyed traveling to Britain and Europe; as well as touring lighthouses. She is survived by her husband of 11 years, Randall Sweat. Other survivors include her parents, George D. and Karen (Jensen) Johannes; step-son Daniel Sweat; and brother Timothy Johannes. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, April 12, 2014, 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to service.


Gardner D Tarbell, 90, Inverness, Fl
Gardner D. Tarbell, 90, passed away at his home in Inverness, surrounded by family with the help of Hospice of Citrus County, February 9, 2014. He was born on March 4, 1923 in Providence, Rhode Island. Gardner proudly served his country as a flight engineer in the Army Air Corp. where he was stationed in the South Pacific during World War II. He retired from Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in Connecticut after 30 years. His hobbies were boating, radio controlled airplanes, and he was a member of the Ocala Flying Club. He was also a General in the Amateur Radio field. He was above all, a family man. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jeanette, the mother of his children. Left to cherish his memory, and hold him in their hearts are his two sons, Gardner and Michael Tarbell, and his daughter Robin Theilig. He will also be sorely missed by his wife of 26 years, Doris and his step son Collin Tierney, two step-daughters Susan Capehart and Sheryl Green. He leaves eight grandchildren, Apryl, Bryan, Allyn, Andrew, Allison, Stephen, Ian, Gabrielle and eight great-grandchildren. He is survived by a sister Marjorie Pulcini of Inverness, and extended family and many friends. He will also be missed by his constant companion Spaz. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Alexzander Terraciano, 17, Inverness, FL
ALEXZANDER TERRACIANO, age 17, Inverness, died Monday, March 10, 2014 after injuries sustained in an accident. Alex was born December 5, 1996 in East Strousburg, PA to Anthony Terraciano and Bonnie (Morrel) Terraciano. He was a student at the Renaissance School in Inverness. Alex enjoyed hanging out with his friends, loved trucks, especially Fords and mud bogging. He was known as a helpful young many who helped many of the elderly in his neighborhood. His bright spirit will be missed by all who knew him. Left to cherish his memory is his father, Anthony Terraciano, Inverness; his brother Nicholas Terraciano and sisters Alea and Natoshia Terraciano. He was preceded in death by a brother, Anthony Terraciano, Jr. A celebration of Alex's life will be announced at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


Mark W Tharp, 61, Inverness, FL
MARK W. THARP, age 61, Inverness, died January 28, 2014 under the loving care of HPH Hospice. Mark was born on December 11, 1952 in Kansas City, MO to Charles H. and Patricia D. (Pikey) Tharp. He was employed as a salesman in the electronic sales field. Mark loved surfing, fishing and was active as a football coach for his sons. Left to cherish his memory are his parents Charles and Patricia Tharp, Inverness; his sons Jason Tharp, PA and Dylan Tharp, CA; his former spouse Coleen Tharp, CA; brothers Charles (Deborah) Tharp, NH and Jim (Candace) Tharp, FL; sister Sara (Edward) Samuel, PA; grandchildren Sophia and Joe. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Crystal L Thompson, 57, Hernando, Fl
Crystal L. Thompson, 57, Hernando, Fl died April 3 2014 at her residence. Private arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL


Jacquelyn R Tompkins, 88, Floral City, Fl
JACQUELYN R. TOMPKINS, age 88, Floral City, died April 11, 2014 under the loving care of her family, friends and Hospice of Citrus County. Jacquelyn was born on July 14, 1925 in Chillicothe, OH to the late Oscar and Kathleen Kneeland. She was a retired beautician from St. Petersburg. She loved gardening, canning her home grown vegetables, fishing and spending time with family and friends. She was an avid Gator fan. Left to cherish her memory are her children William A. Tompkins, Jr., his wife Lori of Sycamore, GA, Jenice Reichenbach, her husband Thomas, and Janel Davies and her husband William, all of Inverness; her brother, John R. Kneeland and his wife Donna, Garden City, MI; her sister, Carolyn Henderson, Brandon, FL and five grandchildren: Andrew and Philip Tompkins; Christina Janicki; Matthew Reichenbach; and Bradley Davies; one great granddaughter, Maddie Wylie; many nieces and nephews and wonderful friends. She was preceded in death by her husband William A. Tompkins, Sr. and a sister Helen Behrent. A celebration of life and tribute to Jacquelyn will be announced at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Florida Sheriff's Caruth Camp, PO Box 2000, Boys Ranch, FL 32064 and Hospice of Citrus County.


Frederick R Tripp, 88, Inverness, Fl
Frederick R. Tripp, 88, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Monday, February 17, 2014 under the care of HPH Hospice, Lecanto, Florida. He was born on September 16, 1925 in Burlington, Vermont to the late Charles Roger and Olive (Russell) Tripp. Frederick was a firefighter, and worked for the Tampa Florida Fire Department for 22 years, retiring as Captain; a U.S. Navy WWII veteran, and a Baptist by faith. He arrived in this area in 2008, coming from Silver Springs, Florida. Frederick enjoyed socializing with his friends from the American Legion and VFW. He is preceded in death by his wife of 10 years, Gelita Tripp and one son John Steven Tripp. Survivors include sons Mike (Sunday) Tripp of Inverness, David (Terry) Tripp of Lutz, Florda, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Kasper Trowell, 71, Hudson, FL
KASPER TROWELL, age 71, Hudson, died March 20, 2014 under the care of his loving family and HPH Hospice at the Hudson Care Center. A native Floridian, Kasper was born on December 22, 1942 in Lake Butler, FL to the late Samuel and Norma (Byrd) Trowell. He was a firefighter for the Hillsborough County Fire Rescue for many years. Kasper was an avid classic car collector. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 47 years, Patricia Trowell; daughters Rhonda Carpenter, Tammy Stratton, Vanessa Trowell and Makayla Trowell, brothers Carroll and Terry Trowell and sister Wanda Martin; grandchildren Vincent and Kyle Trowell, Jade Goddard and Reece Royce. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Carol Tschernutter, 63, Hernando, FL
CAROL TSCHERNUTTER, age 63, Hernando, died February 7, 2014 at Shands at UF in Gainesville. Carol was born on May 17, 1950 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Steve and Lucy Maliska. She was employed as the director of human resources for Rizzoli in Manhattan, NY. She was very artistic and enjoyed writing. She was concerned about physical fitness and exercised by playing golf, swimming and walking. An outgoing lady, she also enjoyed spending time with her family and many friends. Left to cherish her memory is her husband Karl Tschernutter, stepson Michel (Elizabeth) Hulst, Scottsdale, AZ; stepdaughter Karllina (Duane) Schmidt, Hawley, PA, grandchildren Hannah, Matthew, Joanne, Andreas, Paulina and Arthur; sisters Patricia (Michael) Briody, Staten Island, NY and Helen Russo, Brooklyn, NY, nieces, Helen's daughter Stephanie and Pat's daughters Marie and Christine. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Gatha F Vandiver, 76, Inverness, Fl
Gatha F. Vandiver, 76, Inverness, FL passed away March 21, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. She was born on May 30, 1937 in Quinlan, TX to the late Homer and Lomie (Weeks) Adkins. Gatha was a homemaker and arrived in this area in 2007 coming from Union County, NC. She was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Kari Lisa Paulsen. Survivors include her daughter Kiela Frank of Inverness and 2 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with crematory, Inverness.


Donald A Wait, 79, Floral City, FL
Donald A. Wait, age 79, Floral City, died March 6, 2014 at Avante at Inverness. Donald was born on March 31, 1934 in Ilion, NY to the late Harold W. and Dorothy (Wendel) Wait. He served our country in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. Donald was a long distance truck driver. Survivors include his brother Ernest Wait, CO and niece and nephew Ruth and Milfred "Mel" Briest of FL. Inurnment will be private at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


John O Warren, 73, Inverness, Fl
John O. Warren, 73, of Inverness, FL. passed away March 26, 2014 at his residence. He was born on February 3, 1941 in Dennison, TX to the late Talmadge and Mary (Abrams) Warren. John was a Regional Manager for the St. Petersburg Times newspaper (now the Tampa Bay Times). He arrived in this area in 1984, coming from Mobile, Alabama, and enjoyed reading, photography, painting and drawing, golfing and listening to classical music. In the 1950\'s, he was a drummer for the Gene Vincent Be-Bop band. He is survived by his children; Cameron (Melissa) Warren of Crossville, TN, and Cathryn Warren of Ocala, FL.; Paige Miller and Leigh Warren. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Donald R Weaver, 85, Inverness, Fl
Donald Robert Weaver, 85, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014 at Arbor Trail Rehab & Nursing in Inverness. He was born on August 16, 1928 in Chelsea, Iowa to the late Stephen and Anna (Benesh) Weaver. Donald was a U.S. Army veteran, and a Linen and Laundry Director at the Iowa Lutheran Hospital. He was an active member of the VFW Post # 9127 in Des Moines, and the First Lutheran Church of Inverness. Donald loved gardening and adored his grandchildren, as they adored him. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Eva Faye Weaver. Other survivors include his children, Steven Rinard of Ankeny, Iowa, and Sue Ann (John) Weaver of Fernandina Beach, FL; sister Irene Kupka; grandchildren Aaron, Amy ,Deana, Stephenie, and Wendy; and 7 great- grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Donald was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Linda K Welch, 66, Floral City, FL
LINDA K. WELCH, age 66, Floral City, died March 31, 2014 at her residence. Linda was born on April 5, 1947 in Bay City, MI. She is survived by her son, Jamie A. Welch and friends Tim and Faye Thomas and Rhonda Poirier. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Mazie M Welch, 88, Inverness, FL
Mazie Marie Welch, 88, Inverness, passed away March 30, 2014 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus Co. Mazie was born in Massillon, OH on Nov 8, 1925 to the late Arthur and Margaret Flory. She moved to Citrus Co. in 1950 where she met and married her late husband, Richard “Dick” Welch. They were married 40 years. She was a member of the Inverness First United Methodist Church. Mazie was a wonderful wife and mother, always enjoying her children and grandchildren. Left to mourn her loss are her four children, “Rick” Welch, Inverness; Brad (Dot) Welch, Floral City; Lori (Steve) Rieser, Inverness; Tina (Randy) Brooks, Jacksonville, FL; 7 grandchildren, Carl, Heidi, Amanda, Shana, Sarah, Halston, and Brittany; 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded by her husband, Richard “Dick” Welch April 25, 1991; three sisters, Maxine Flory Krabill on March 16, 2014 (her twin), Ruth Hostetler, Alice Swanson, and her brother, Arthur Flory, Jr. Mazie's life will be celebrated Thursday, April 3rd, 11:00 AM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Greg Kell officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5-7 PM at the funeral home. Memorials are being accepted by Hospice of Citrus County and Florida Baptist Children's Home, PO Box 8190, Lakeland, FL 33802


John F West, 63, Inverness, FL
JOHN FRANKLIN WEST, age 63, Inverness, FL and West Salisbury, NC died April 16, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. John was born on April 12, 1951 in Salisbury, NC to the late John Belvin and Mary Louise (Snyder) West. He was employed as a truck driver for a mobile home company. John enjoyed collecting various items and also liked listening to old music and working on old cars. Left to treasure his memory is his wife of 23 years, Opal West and his sisters Judy West Devries and husband Jim of Morganton, NC and Delora West Crowell and husband Ernest of Salisbury, NC, several nieces and nephews. A celebration of life and tribute service will be held on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family requests donations to the Key Training Center Foundation, 1315 N. VanNortwick Road, Lecanto, FL 34461 in lieu of flowers.


Lisa M Wheeler, 46, Inverness, FL
LISA M. WHEELER, age 46, Inverness, died February 9, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Lisa was born in Canton, OH on November 2, 1967 to William T. and Patricia Vincent. She was employed by Citrus County School System as a bus driver. She enjoyed going to bingo. Left to cherish her memory is her mother, Patricia Vincent, Inverness; sons Daryl Veltman, Crystal River and Jesse Roepcke and companion Brittany Winburn of Brooksville; daughters Heather and her husband John Anderson, Floral City and Andrea Inzitari and her companion Patrick Rouse, Hernando; her brother William Vincent and wife Virginia, Inverness; sister Kimberley and her husband Jack, Crawfordville, FL; grandchildren Richard Anderson and Adriana Winburn. She was preceded in death by her father, William T. Vincent. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Eleanor M Whiteside, 73, Floral City, FL
Eleanor Mary Whiteside, 73, Floral City, died March 20, 2014. A native of Traverse City, MI., she was born on Dec 8, 1940 to the late Leon and Irene (Worm) Dobson and came to Florida from Watertown, MA. She was of the Catholic Faith and member of the Inverness Eagles Lodge Ladies Auxiliary. Eleanor enjoyed playing bingo and traveling. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert D. Whiteside on July 21, 2004. Survivors include her two sister-in-laws, Donna Hamel of Niceville, FL; Kay Dobson, White Lake, MI; and many nieces and nephews. There will be calling hours on Thursday from 11:00 am until 12 noon at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. At 1:00 PM, friends are invited to the Inverness Eagles Lodge on Highway 44 for a celebration of life service followed by a luncheon. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Traverse City, MI at a later date in the Spring.


Anne M Whiting, 91, Inverness, FL
ANNE M. WHITING, of Inverness, FL passed away February 24, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Norfolk, VA in 1922 to the late Surry W. and Lillie W. Kight, the second of five children. Anne graduated from Maury High School in 1938. She was married to Raymond B. Newton until his death in World War II aboard the USS Escolar. They had two sons. She later married Robert L. "Bo" Simpson. They had one son and were married for 49 years until Bo's death. In 1998 she married Ivan M. Whiting of Inverness, FL. Anne spent her working career at Norfolk Shipbuilding and Dry Dock. She was an expert crafter who loved the beach, her family and sharing her faith. In addition to her parents and first two husbands, Anne was preceded in death by her brothers William "Bill" and Leonard "Len" Kight. Left to cherish her memory is her husband Ivan; her three sons Raymond Newton (Laura), Ken Newton (Cathey) and Robert Simpson (Amber); her sister Evelyn Wilson and her brother Robert Kight (Jeane); eight grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. May the Circle be unbroken. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Marilyn E Wigeri van Edema, 67, Homosassa, FL
Marilyn Elaine Wigeri van Edema, age 67, Homosassa, died April 16, 2013 at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center. Marilyn was born on November 2, 1946 in Fort Fairfield, ME to the late Roy and Gertrude (Giggey) Dewley. She was a chemical engineering administrator in the research and development division of Polaroid. She enjoyed traveling, crafts and gardening. Left to cherish her memory is her husband Emile Wigeri van Edema, son Greg and his wife Diana Wigeri van Edema, Bradenton, FL; daughter Susan Wigeri van Edema, Kaaawa, Hawaii; sister Carolyn A. Morton, Lincoln, CA and granddaughters Juiliana and Victoria Wigeri van Edema. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Robert Willey, 88, Beverly Hills, Fl
Robert Willey, 88, of Beverly Hills, Florida passed away on Sunday, March 9, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Marion County at Legacy House, Ocala, Florida. He was born on April 13, 1925 in Schenectady, New York to the late George and Rose (Saddlemire) Willey. Robert was an electrician with 19 years of service to the General Electric Corporation. He was a WWII U.S. Army veteran, and a protestant by faith. Robert enjoyed golfing, bowling, and fishing. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Lucy Willey, in 2009; and his brother John Willey. He is survived by his children Robert (Karen) Willey, Jr. of Albany, New York, Rose Marie (John) Mannato of Ocala, Florida; 4 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandson. A funeral service is scheduled for Thursday, March 13, 10:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to service. Interment with military honors will be at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida following the service.


David H Williams, 74, Inverness, Fl
David Henry Williams, 74, of Inverness, Florida passed away March 24, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. He was born on March 8, 1940 in Norfolk, VA to the late Roger Hargreaves and Lois Evelyn (Hawes) Williams. David was a Master Mariner in the Merchant Marines and arrived in this area 20 years ago, coming from Yarmouth, ME. He was an Episcopal by faith, and was National Secretary-Treasurer for CAMM (Council of American Mariners), and Past President of the Maine Maritime Academy, and also taught computers for SCORE. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Survivors include his loving wife of many years, Earlene Williams of Inverness. Other survivors include 2 sons, Edward Williams of Beaverton, OR., and Steven Williams of Portland, OR., daughter Kristen (Alex) Panamaroff of Fairbanks, AK.; brother John (Jannis) of Punta Gorda, FL.; sister Alicia Williams of Plymouth, MA., and 2 grandchildren Ryan and Elinore. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Monday, March 31, 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. Memorial donations may be made in David's memory to Main Maritime Academy Association, Castine, Main 04420 or SCORE at www.score.org in lieu of flowers.


Jennifer S Williams, 35, Lecanto, Fl
Jennifer Suzanne (Jenni) Williams, 35, of Lecanto, Florida was welcomed home by Jesus on Thursday, March 13, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. A Pentecostal, she was known for sharing her faith, praise and worship. She was an inspiration to all who knew her. Jenni was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina and lived in San Diego and San Jose, California. Jenni was a UNC Tarheel fan, and a #1 San Francisco 49ers fan. Jennifer is survived by her loving parents Ron and Susan Williams of Beverly Hills, Florida; her maternal grandmother, Virginia Sellars of Hernando, Florida; brothers Troy Williams of Graham, North Carolina and Tim Williams of Hernando, Florida, and Tim's daughter, Cierra Williams of Bradenton, Florida; and several uncles, aunts, and cousins. A visitation is scheduled for Monday, March 17, 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M., with a worship service at 7:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida. Private internment will occur at Oak Hill Cemetery, Inverness. Donation may be made in Jennifers name to the Make a Wish Foundation at www.wish.org


John D Williams, 73, Inverness, FL
JOHN DOUGLAS (DOUG) WILLIAMS, age 73, died February 14, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Doug was born on July 31, 1940 in Lansing, MI to the late John E. and Edith Williams. He served our country in the United States Navy. He was employed as an oiler for General Motors, a job he enjoyed very much. Doug was an avid outdoorsman, fishing, boating and camping. He liked to work crossword puzzles. Left to cherish his memory are his sons John D. (J.D.) Williams, Jr. and his wife Maria, Roswell, NM, Greg Williams and his wife Susan, Albuquerque, NM, his daughter Nicole Cornacchia and her husband Douglas, Warren, MI; his loving companion of 35 years, Sylvia Mann, Warren, MI; brothers Ed Williams, Caro, MI, Gerald Williams, Cape Canaveral, FL and David Williams, Newport News, VA; six grandchildren, Acacia, Brandon, Joshua, Tara, Isabella and Noah; 5 great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Archie M Wilson, Jr., 90, Lecanto, FL
Archie McKinley Wilson, Jr., age 90, Lecanto, died February 13, 2014 at his residence in Brentwood. Archie was born on March 28, 1923 in Springfield, OH to the late Archie M. Wilson, Sr. and Mildred L. Wilson. He served our country in the United States Army. He enjoyed playing his guitar throughout his lifetime, entertaining fellow troops during his service time in WWII. He was employed as a superintendent for an aircraft parts manufacturing company, Steel Products, a division of Kelsey-Hayes. He was known in his household as "Mr. Fix-it" especially when it came to lawn mowers. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters Judith Ann Wilson, Beverly Hills and Dotty and her husband Marvin Small, Homosassa; his sister Beverly Frye, Dayton, OH; four grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Velma Jane and three brothers, Roger, Garner and Richard. The family invites friends to join them at a celebration of Archie's life on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Hernando Church of the Nazarene. The family will greet friends in visitation from 10:00 until the hour of service. Immediately after the service, military honors will be rendered. Inurnment will take place privately at Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Jeremiah R Windham, 36, Inverness, FL
JEREMIAH RAY WINDHAM, age 36, Inverness, died March 16, 2014 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Jeremiah was born on July 27, 1977 in Jacksonville, FL to Ralph L. Windham, Jr. and Laura (Hudson) Windham. He was a handyman who could fix almost anything. Jeremiah enjoyed being on the water and fishing. Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Ralph and Laura Windham of Inverness; his sister Georgia and her husband William North of Naples, FL; and his sons Weston Lane Vincent and Tanner Ray Windham. The family invites friends to join them on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church of Rutland for a celebration tribute to Jeremiah's life. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Jimmy D Workman, 69, Inverness, Fl
Jimmy Dale Workman, 69, of Inverness, Florida passed away at his residence on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on August 9, 1944 in Burlington, Iowa to the late Dale and Doris (Dideriksen) Workman. Jimmy was a U.S. Army veteran, and was a Maintenance Safety Inspector for CITGO Petroleum Corp.. He arrived in this area in 1999, coming from Lockport, Illinois. He was a member of Gulf to Lake Baptist Church, and loved all sports including bowling, golfing, fishing, and especially his dog "Dewey". While in high school, he was a track runner, and later, coached little league baseball. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Gail Workman. Other survivors include sons Jimmy (April) Workman, Jr. of St. Petersburg, Florida, Jason (and companion Regan Becker) Workman of Seattle, Washington, and Joel (Shannon) Workman of Joliet, Illinois; brothers Jeff Workman and John Workman; and 2 grandchildren. He is preceded in death by one brother, Jerry Workman. The family will be receiving friends at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory on Tuesday, April 15, 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M., with a funeral service at 12:00 P.M. Burial with military honors will occur at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in Jimmy's name to either the ALS Association, Florida Chapter, or Hospice of Citrus County.


Susan M Young, 71, Lecanto, Fl
Susan Myrtle Young, 71, of Lecanto, Florida passed away Saturday, January 25, 2014 under the care of HPH Hospice in Lecanto. She was born on April 2, 1942 in Concord, New Hampshire to the late Chester Davis and Rena Hazel (Downs) Evans. Susan was a cashier for Albertson's Supermarket and arrived in the area in 2010, coming from Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was a bowling league member for years, and enjoyed puzzles, reading, fishing, and watching western movies and baseball. She is preceded in death by her brother Robert and sister Gloria. She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Richard Young. Other survivors include her daughter, Deborah (William, Jr.) Barker of Inverness, Florida; brother David Evans of Naples, Florida; sisters Shirley (Charlie) Twitchell of Belleview, Nebraska and Linda (Fred) Weiler of of Mountain Home, Idaho; two grandchildren, Kelly (Vinny) Lanzarone of Inverness, and Daniel (Kate) Palazzolo of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and four great-grandchildren: Lincoln, Claire, Livianna, and Hannah. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Mary J Zawalich, 92, Inverness, FL
Mary Josephine Zawalich, 92, Inverness, died Feb 25, 2014 at her home. Mary was born March 21, 1921 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Joseph and Mary Pascale and came here in 1975 from Copiague, NY. She retired from the Bendix Aviation Corp and was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. Other affiliations included the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary ,Suncoast Chapter 139 of the DAV Auxiliary,Helping Hands, Catholic Women's Club, and Citrus Memorial Hospital Auxiliary (300 hour pin). She is survived by 4 children, Julia (Michael) Dolan, Inverness; Alexander (Linda) Zawalich, Stuart, FL; Mary Ebinger-Pelner, Stuart, FL; Rita (Steven) Quevedo, Warwick, RI; her sister, Rose Murdoch, Brooklyn, NY; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Monday, March 3rd at 10:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery. Reposing hours are on Sunday from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM at Chas E Davis Funeral Home. There will be a Wake Vigil Service at 3:30 PM


 

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