Obituaries
For the Last 3 Months.

Candace L Ahart, 62, Inverness, FL
CANDACE LYNN AHART, age 62, Inverness, died January 15, 2015 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Candace was born on August 19, 1952 in Parkersburg, WV. She was employed as a restaurant cook. Candace loved the Lord and the Word of God. She was a member of Riverside Christian Fellowship and was delighted to be able to participate in many ministries, especially those involving children who she deeply cared for. She enjoyed quilting and crocheting. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Tamara Rohey and son, Nathan and his wife Tori, all of Hernando, her church family and many adopted children, too many to list. A celebration and tribute to Candace's life will be held on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Riverside Christian Fellowship. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorial donations to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers is requested that they may continue their wonderful care of others as they did for our beloved Candace.


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


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


Norman V Anderson, 90, Hernando, FL
NORMA CROOKS ANDERSON, age 90, went to be with her Lord on December 29, 2014. She was born Norma Virginia Crooks in Wilmington, DE in 1924. Norma was predeceased by her husband Lt. Col. David B. Anderson and her parents Charles and Elva Crooks. She is survived by two cousins, Tim Crooks of York, PA and Bob Crooks of Springfield, VA. Norma had three step children, the late Merry Carol Houchard of Conyers, GA, David J. Anderson of Arden Mills, MN and Meredith Anderson Houge of Galesville, WI. Norma was a former business owner of Clearwater, FL. There, she was a member of several women\'s flying groups and very active in the community. Later she moved to River Haven in Crystal River and on to Arbor Lakes in Hernando. She was a former member of the Arbor Lakes Board of Directors and the Arbor Lakes Chorus as well as other Arbor Lakes groups. Norma was a member of the Inverness First Church of God. Services will be at the First Church of God on Jasmine Road at 11:00 AM Saturday, January 3, 2015. A reception will follow immediately after the service at Arbor Lakes Club House. Memorial donations in Norma\'s memory are requested to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL, 34464 in lieu of flowers.


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


Mona A Bailey, 88, Lecanto, FL
Mona A. Bailey, 88, of Lecanto, Florida passed away on January 27, 2015 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness, Florida. She was born in Caribou, Maine on November 17, 1926 to the late Benjamin F. and Margarite B. (Naddeau) Hewitt. Mona was Head Housekeeper at Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, and arrived in this area in 2009, coming from Clearwater, Florida. She loved flower gardening, watching her birdfeeders, spending time outdoors, and the Tampa Bay Rays. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Bailey in 1997. Survivors include her loving family; son Richard Kelley of Hudson, FL, daughters Shianne "Robin" (David) Kahleel of Lecanto, Marcia (Douglas) Wenning of Clearwater, FL, and Crystal(Todd) Huey of Hernando, FL; several siblings, 5 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


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


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


Shelby Barker, Jr., 81, Homosassa, FL
SHELBY BARKER, JR., age 81, Homosassa, died January 16, 2015. Services and arrangements will be handled by the Britton Funeral Home in Manchester, KY with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Sexton's Creek, KY. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with local arrangements.


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


Edward A Bender, 89, Inverness, FL
Reverend Edward A. Bender, 89, Inverness, went to be with our Lord on January 6, 2015. He was born on April 1, 1925 in Taylor, Pennsylvania to Edward and Jeanette Bender. He served his country in the Army Air Force in World War II. He graduated from Open Bible Institute in Des Moines, Iowa in 1953. He taught in Florida Bible Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida. He later was Dean of the School of Faith in Tampa, Florida. Reverend Bender's more than 50 years of ministry consisted mostly of a traveling evangelist, yet he did conventional ministry and ministry to skid row as well. He took young people to Jamaica and Haiti to build churches and conducted crusades and tent meetings in Trinidad, Jamaica and Haiti. He pastored in La Cross, Wisconsin, Macon, Georgia, Streator, Illinois, Clearwater, Florida, Dunedin, Florida, Cameron, Wisconsin and White Plains, New York. He retired in 2003 from the First Assembly of God in Homosassa, Florida, as founder, builder and pastor after 20 years of ministry there. He loved studying the Bible and preaching. Even after retirement, he would fill in at churches as needed and also taught Sunday school. When he wasn't ministering, he found time to do woodwork and carpentry which he really enjoyed. He also had his private pilot's license. He was a kind, loving husband, father and grandfather and will be missed by all as he was loved by all. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 68 years, Lucille Cox Bender, formerly of Des Moines, Iowa; one son Jeffery (Jean) Bender of Oxford, Mississippi; one daughter Karen (Greg) Gouge of Lake Park, Georgia, 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Friday, January 9, 2014 at 10:00 AM at First Assembly of God Church. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell with military honors. The family will receive friends in visitation from 9:00 AM until the hour of service. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Alfred D Benedetti, 79, Hernando, FL
Alfred D. Benedetti, 79, of Hernando, FL passed away December 23, 2014 at HPH Hospice in Lecanto. He was born on March 30, 1935 in East Boston, MA to the late Alfrino and Philomena (Minichino) Benedetti. Alfred was a U.S. Army veteran and arrived in this area in 1997, coming from Malden, MA. He attended St. Scholastica Catholic Church in Lecanto, and volunteered at the Ted Williams Museum, as well as called bingo at Barrington Place Nursing Facility. Alfred loved living and enjoyed his retirement. He was preceded in death by his brother, Orlando Benedetti. Survivors include his loving wife of 58 years, Anna Benedetti of Hernando; his sister, Theresa Ellard of Winthrop, MA.; and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Alfred\'s Life will be held on Tuesday, January 6, 2014, 1:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL, with an honor guard service following.


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


Robert B Binney, 80, Inverness, FL
Robert D. “Bob” Binney, 80, Inverness, died Dec 31, 2014 in Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Bob was born Sept 16, 1934 in Hart, Michigan to the late Harry and Hilda (Luttrull) Binney and came to Citrus County over 50 years ago. He worked as a heavy equipment operator and was of the Protestant Faith. Survivors include 6 children, Steven Binney, Homosassa; Richard Binney, Inverness; Pamela Desorbes, Lakeland; Dawn Binney, Inverness; Dianne Triano, Inverness; Linda Binney, Lakeland; 1 brother, Kenneth of Mt Clements, MI and his sister, Carol Davis of Inverness; 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grand children. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Patricia Binney on Nov 25, 2012 A Celebration of Life will be conducted on Friday, Jan 9th at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Family and friends will officiate. Mr. Binney\'s urn will be taken to Michigan. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness is assisting the family.


Sheila T Blanton, 85, Inverness, FL
SHEILA THERESA BLANTON, age 85, Inverness, died January 27, 2015 at New Horizons Senior Citizens Home under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Sheila was born on January 22, 1930 in Schenectady, NY to the late Thomas and Nora (Felton) Knox. She was employed at Eckerd's Drug Store for 18 years as the cosmetic manager. She was a parishioner at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and served as an usher. She enjoyed listening to music and playing cards. A very social person, she enjoyed being with her family and friends. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Janice Garbin; her sons Brian and his wife Lisa Reese, Kevin and his companion, Louise Tyler, all of Inverness; sisters Mary Lou Breen, Las Vegas, NV and Doris Giacopelli, El Cajon, CA, nine grandchildren, Christine, Stacey, Debra, Kristen, Korey, Ryan, Allison, Lindsey and Brian, Jr.; six great-grandchildren and a special companion and friend John Haffkoss of Inverness. She was preceded in death by a sister, Lillian Fiore. Please consider a donation in Sheila's memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 or a charity of your choice in lieu of flowers. Sheila's children send a heartfelt Thank You and appreciation to the staff of New Horizons Senior Citizens Home for the devoted care and kindness that was extended to their mother during her stay. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


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


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


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


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


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


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


Camille Cibik, 91, Inverness, FL
CAMILLE CIBIK, age 91, Inverness, died December 30, 2014 under the care of the staff of Arbor Trail Health and Rehab, Hospice of Citrus County and surrounded by her loving family. Camille was born on July 7, 1923 in New York City to the late Joseph and Anna (Pekar) Misek. She was employed for over 17 years as the chief clerk for the Adult Corrections Center in North Brunswick, NJ. After her relocation to Florida in 2000, she was involved in the community with membership in the Inverness Women\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Club, having received her 30 year membership pin from the General Federation of Women\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Clubs, the Citrus Newcomer\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Club and enjoyed her time with the Senior Happy Timers. She was an active member of St. Margaret\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Episcopal Church. Camille enjoyed playing bingo and creating beautiful embroidered pieces, reading and traveling with her husband on their motorcycle and boating. She was passionately interested in her grandchildren\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s activities. Left to cherish her memory are sons Joseph (wife-Janet) Cibik, Newark, DE, Dave (companion-Connie Phillips) Largo, FL and her daughter Camille (husband- Daniel), Pembroke, MA; her sister Joy Misek, Long Island, NY and grandchildren David, Robert and Heather. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Rudolph. A Requiem Eucharist will be celebrated on Friday, January 23, 2015 at 11:00 AM at St. Margaret\'s Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Camille\'s memory to St. Margaret\'s Episcopal Church or Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Ursal P Clay, 67, Bushnell, FL
Ursal P. Clay, 67, of Bushnell, Florida passed away January 6, 2015. In 2006 she moved to the area from Fife Lake, Michigan, where she was a Chef in the casino industry. Ursal enjoyed spending time with her family as well as baking and sewing. She found great joy in helping others in any way she could. She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Marvin D. Clay; children Tim (Jasmine) Clay of Inverness, Florida, Ronny Clay of Bushnell, Florida, Richard (Angel) Clay of Kalkaska, Michigan, Dale (Kelley) Clay of Bushnell, Florida, Jimmy (Chrissy) Clay of Kingsley, Michigan, and Pamela (Delbert) Carr of Fife Lake, Michigan; brothers Doyle, Chuck, Kenny, and Johnny; sisters Goldie, Rolen, Mary, and Josie; 17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Ursal was preceded in death by her mother and father as well as two brothers. Final arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


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


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


James B Corbin, 78, Lecanto, FL
JAMES \"BYRON\" CORBIN, age 78, Lecanto, passed on December 30, 2014 under the care of HPH Hospice and surrounded by his loving family following an extended illness. Byron was born on January 26, 1936 in Lake Wales, FL to the late Leslie Vernoy and Dorothy Louise (Jones) Corbin. He married Carol Fay Mercer on December 16, 1970 in Lehigh Acres, FL. He served our country in the United States Army from June 11, 1957 through May 31, 1960 and then continued to serve in the U.S. Army Reserves for three years following his active duty. His life\'s work was spent with Publix Supermarket. He was proud to be part of the Publix Supermarket\'s growth and expansion as a store manager. He retired after 32 years of service due to a severe back injury in 1978 for which he underwent a total of five surgeries. He was never out of pain and was unable to do what he most enjoyed. He loved to go out and fish and was an avid golfer. He loved to learn and collect coins and stamps. He was also part of a group of men who invested in commercial land in Ft. Myers. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 44 years, Carol Fay Corbin, Lecanto; his daughter Paula Potts, St. Petersburg; his son Jimmy Corbin, St. Petersburg, FL, daughter Lori A. Corbin and her fiance Bobby Masters, Lecanto; a brother Leslie B. Corbin and his wife Myrna, Palatka, FL; grandchildren Chris, Alisha, James and Candice and two great-grandchildren Nathan and Cami. He was preceded in death by a brother, Alfred. A funeral tribute and celebration of Byron\'s life will be held on Monday, January 5, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Burial will follow with military honors at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will receive friends in visitation from 12:00 Noon until the hour of service. Memorial donations in Byron\'s memory are requested to HPH Hospice Foundation, Citrus County Office, 3545 N. Lecanto Hwy, Beverly Hills, FL 34465 or the charity of your choice in lieu of flowers.


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


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


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


Dorothy \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Dottie\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" M Davidson, 86, Hernando, FL
DOROTHY (DOTTIE) MARIE DAVIDSON, age 86, Hernando, died January 2, 2015 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Dottie was born on July 5, 1928 in Stockton, IL to the late Andrew and Martha (Jacobson) DeSmidt. She was emloyed by K-Mart as a store clerk and secretary and also worked for ReMax Realty. After her retirement she had a delivery service to the Tampa Airport and was able to continue that venue for 14 years. Dottie was a member of First United Methodist Church and was active in the First United Methodist Church Women\'s Club. She also attended Hernando Church of the Nazarene and was a member of the choir. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arvid Davidson. She leaves behind good friends Howard and Gail Storr, Vic and Peggy McDonald and Patricia O\'Block who will cherish her memory. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Friends are invited to the visitation from 1:00 PM until the hour of service. Inurnment will take place privately at Fero Memorial Gardens at a later date. Memorial donations are requested in Dottie\'s name to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Alfred J DeMarco, 82, Floral City, FL
Alfred J. DeMarco, 82, Floral City passed away at home on Jan 11, 2015. Mr Demarco was born in Brooklyn, NY on Jan 26, 1932 to the late Samuel and Rose DeMarco and moved to this area in 1999 from Staten Island, NY. He was a retired locksmith with 39 years of service from AT & T offices in New Jersey and attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. He is survived by his two children, Santo (Shelli) DeMarco of Beverly Hills. FL and Lena (Albert) Noce of Staten Island, NY; two brothers, Joseph of Queens, NY and Michael of Boca Raton, FL; 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Emilia DeMarco, his 4 brothers and 1 sister.. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, Jan 15th , 10:00 AM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Giglio, a close friend of the family officiating. Burial will follow in Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City. The family will receive friends at the funeral on Thursday morning from 9:00 AM until the hour of service.


Albert S DiLorenzo, 69, Inverness, FL
ALBERT S. DI LORENZO, age 69, died January 9, 2015 at his residence under the loving care of his family. Al was born on May 13, 1945 in Beverly, MA to the late Stephen and Melvina (Corriveau) Di Lorenzo. He served our country in the United States Air Force. Al enjoyed fishing, watching football and especially spending time with his grandchildren. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 40 years, Judy DiLorenzo; son Erik and his wife April DiLorenzo, Inverness and his daughter Andrea and her husband Oscar Nunez, Ocala, FL; grandchildren Mason, Owen, Hannah and Lydia. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. Inurnment will be at a later date at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.


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


Laverine R Duncan, 82, Inverness, FL
LAVERNE R. DUNCAN, age 82, Inverness, died January 2, 2015 at Shands at UF in Gainesville. Laverne was born on July 26, 1932 in Chicago, IL to the late John A. and Bertha E. (Rich) Niven. She was employed by the Lee County Library System as a library clerk for 13 years. Laverne was a member of DAV #96 Auxiliary of Lake Panasoffkee, VFW #4337 Ladies Auxiliary of Inverness, the Citrus Memorial Auxiliary and SHARE Club. She always enjoyed helping people and did so through a lifetime of volunteering. Left to cherish her memory are her stepdaughters Claudia Fehrs, Fort Worth, TX, Karen Amos, Sterling, VA, Cristine Hankins, Ocala, FL and Cathleen Walker, Boca Raton, FL, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her children Richard, John, Mary and Edward. A celebration of life and memorial tribute will be scheduled at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Larry M Duncan, Jr, 94, Inverness, FL
Larry Moore Duncan, Jr., 94, Inverness passed away Jan 9, 2015 at Estelle House Hospice in Ocala. Mr Duncan was born on Oct 13, 1920 in Nashville, TN., the son of the late Larry and Enola Duncan Sr (Hester) He moved here in 2002 from Lehigh Acres. He was a retired sales representative and served our country in the Army Air Corps, WW II, (Pacific Corridor). He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness, DAV # 96 of Lake Panasoffee, and the VFW Posts, both of Lehigh Acres and Inverness.. He is survived by four daughters, Claudia Fehrs, Ft Worth, TX; Karen Amos, Sterling, VA; Khristine Hankins, Ocala, FL; Cathleen Walker, Boca Raton, FL; 8 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Laverne Duncan on Jan 2, 2015. Both of their urns will be laid to rest in Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


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


Russell Eichhorn, 61, Inverness, FL
Russell Eichhorn, 61, Inverness died Jan 22, 2015 in the Hospice Unit of Citrus Memorial Hospital. Russell was born on July 2, 1953 in Clearwater, Florida to the late Leo and Margaret (Hooker) Eichhorn and moved to this area from there. He was employed by Grant's Plumbing Company for 37 years and attended the Inverness Church of God. Russell enjoyed NASCAR, woodworking, and participating in Little League Baseball and Citrus High School football while his sons were growing up. Russell is survived by his wife of 43 years, Karen Morris Eichhorn; four sons, Ted A. (Crystal) Eichhorn; Tony R. (Rebekah) Eichhorn; Cody Eichhorn, and Andy Eichhorn, all of Inverness; two brothers, Wesley of Inverness and Richard "Dickie" Eichhorn of Hernando; two sisters, Louise Mock, Kinston, AL and Martha Ann Corne, Citrus Springs, FL; 8 grandchildren. Russell's Celebration of Life will be on Tuesday, January 27th at 11:00 AM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Pastor David Lucas and Pastor Larry Powers of the Inverness Church of God officiating. Burial will follow in Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 9:00 AM until service time.


Rosa Elia, 91, Inverness, FL
ROSA ELIA, age 91, Inverness, died December 25, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. A native of Italy, Rosa was born on April 1, 1923 to the late Michael and Mary Bonadies. She was an excellent seamstress and worked in a clothing repair shop. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Michael (wife-Evelyn) Elia, Springhill, FL; daughters Margaret (husband-Louis) Ardito, Inverness, Maria (husband-Nicholas) Altamura, Rome, Italy and Theresa (husband-Steven) Bontz, Inverness; 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Raffaele \"Ralph\" Elia after 46 years of marriage and all of her siblings. Private burial at Oak Ridge Cemetery under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


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


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


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


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


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


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


Mary L Fritch, 89, Inverness, FL
Mary L. Fritch, 89, Inverness died Jan. 7, 2015 in the Hospice Unit of Citrus Memorial Hospital. Mary was born July 14, 1925 in Pope County, IL to the late Grant and Luster (Royster) Fowler and moved to Inverness 5 years ago. She was a homemaker, enjoying reading, playing bridge and cribbage with her grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerrel and her son Jerry. Survivors include her daughter, Linda Geno and husband, Ken; a grandson, Jason and his wife Caroline, and her brother, Jim Fowler. A Memorial Mass will be offered at St. Scholastica Catholic Church in Lecanto on March 15, 2015 at 11:30 AM. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory assisted the family.


William L Gamble, Sr, 66, Inverness, FL
William Lee Gamble, Sr., 66, Inverness, died Dec 26, 2014 in the Hospice of Citrus Co. and Nature Coast at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Mr Gamble was born on Jan 4, 1948 in Jamestown, AL to the late Lenzo and Martha Louise (Speer) Gamble and moved to Floral City, FL in 1956 from there. He was a diesel mechanic for several local construction companies prior to his retirement and Protestant by faith. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Gamble, Inverness; 2 sons, Michael Brannen and William Gamble, Jr, both of Inverness; 3 daughters, Catherine Owens of Crystal River; Carol Gamble, Inverness; and Debbie Gamble, Tarpon Springs, FL; 2 brothers, David Gamble of Floral City; Carl Gamble of Jamestown, AL; 1 sister, Cathy Parker of Palm Coast, FL; several grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother and sister, Charles and Sue Gamble. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Dec. 31st at 2:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with burial to follow in Hills of Rest Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12 noon until the hour of service on Wednesday.


Floyd ( Gerline, 91, Lecanto, FL
Floyd L. “Jim” Gerline, 91, Lecanto, died Jan 6, 2015 in the Hospice Unit for Hospice of Citrus Co. and Nature Coast at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Mr. Gerline was born Sep 25, 1923 in Shelby County, IN to the late John and Inez (Conner) Gerline and moved to this area in 1984 from Indiana. He was a retired grain elevator manager and a WW II Naval veteran. He was a Life Member of VFW Post 4252 of Hernando, FL, Sub Vets of WW II in Indiana, 70 year member of the American Legion including Post 148 of Morocco, Indiana and Post 233 of Edinburgh, Indiana which he was a Past Commander. He is survived by 4 children, Sue Ann Downing, Inverness; Sandra L. Moeller, Glenwood, IN; Carol J. Studer, Milford, IN; Amy C. Stiller, Peoria, AZ; 13 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeannette June 7, 1996, a brother and sister, and a great grandchild. Friends may call at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home Friday at 6:00 PM where VFW Post 4252 will render Military Honors at 7:00 PM. Interment will follow in Florida National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Hospice of Citrus Co. and The Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


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


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


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


Sylvia E Hames, 79, Hernando, FL
SYLVIA E. HAMES, age 79, Hernando, died January 26, 2015 under the loving care of her family and HPH Hospice. Sylvia was born on May 29, 1935 in New Canaan, CT to the late Carl and Maria ( Gunsler) Young. She was a computer technician for several companies, working for Borden, Inc. Dairies for 17 years and Jack Maresa Dairy for 5 years as well as Victors Temporary. She enjoyed cruising, bowling and walking. Sylvia will be dearly missed by her husband of 44 years, Robert Hames, Hernando; her son Gary Shelomis, Ansonia, CT; daughter Patricia Shelomis (Jay Correia), Shelton, CT; stepson Robert Hames (Wendy) Seymour, CT and stepdaughter Kimberly Hames, Ansonia, CT; grandchildren Chris Pelaccia, Frank Pelaggi, Robert Correia, Kristy, Kara, Kory, Robert Hames and Emily Shelomis. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date in Connecticut.


Vernon L Harris, 71, Lecanto, FL
VERNON LEON HARRIS, JR., age 71, died December 4, 2014 under the loving care of his family and HPH Hospice. Vernon was born on November 4, 1943 in St. Louis, MO to the late Vernon L. Harris, Sr. and Maudella (McKnight) Harris. He served our country in the United States Army, retiring after 21 years with the rank of Sgt. 1st Class. He served in Vietnam and received a Purple Heart, the Bronze Star Medal and Combat Infantryman Badge along with many other awards and citations. Vernon enjoyed fishing and reading. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of ten years, Linda Harris; son Tyler Harris of Lecanto, daughters Veronica Price and her husband George, Port St. Lucie, FL; stepson Nicholas Boudreau, Homosassa, FL and stepdaughter Courtney, Lecanto; his brother John N. Harris and four grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Jean V Hays, 88, Inverness, FL
Jean V. Hays, 88, of Inverness, Florida passed away January 12, 2015 at Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness. She was born on November 18, 1926 in Hamilton, Ohio to the late Clyde and Lorene (Matney) Litton. Jean was owner/operator of her own gift shop, and arrived in this area in 1987, coming from St. Petersburg, FL. She was a Methodist by faith, a volunteer for the Citrus United Basket for over 10 years, and held several offices in the Ladies Auxiliary of Eugene Quinn, VFW Post 4337, Inverness. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Sterling A. Hays in 2011, and one daughter, Sandra Jean Hays. Survivors include her children Gary (Kim) Hays of Inverness, Roger (Judy) Hays of Tallahassee, FL, and Linda (Ed) Hock of Inverness; 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


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


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


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


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


Patricia Jakubowski, 66, Hernando, FL
Patricia Jakubowski, 66, of Hernando, FL passed away January 10, 2015 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, FL. She was born on August 1, 1948 in Sanford, ME to the late Chester A. and Frances (Gauthier) Littlefield. Patricia arrived in this area in 1988 coming from Eliot, ME, and was a bookkeeper for the Citrus County School Board. She was Methodist by faith, and loved reading, and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Lynn Jakubowski. Survivors include her loving husband of 42 years, James Jakubowlski; daughter Lisa (Ted) Rosenau of Orange Park, FL; and grandchildren Maddy, Ellie, and Noah. A Celebration of Patricia's life will be held on Saturday, January 24, 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Albert L Jones, 80, Inverness, FL
Albert Lee Jones, 80, of Inverness, FL passed away December 25, 2014 at his residence in Inverness. He was born on August 12, 1934 in Gunnison, MS to the late John Melton and Suzanne (Bricotte) Jones. Albert was a U.S. Air Force veteran and arrived in this area in 1968, coming from Denver, CO. He was the previous owner of Happy\'s Bait and Tackle Shop, and enjoyed fishing and playing the lottery. Albert was preceded in death by brother Paul Jones and sisters Denise Susco and Faye Cuneo. He is survived by his loving partner, Lynn Iddings of Inverness. Other survivors include children Curtis Jones of Grenada, MS and Dezera Graham of Weirsdale, FL; brothers John, Richard, and Rex Jones; and 3 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


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


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


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


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


John T Klik, 78, Inverness, FL
JOHN T. KLIK, age 78, Inverness, died January 8, 2015 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. John was born on July 8, 1936 in Stanford, CT to the late Stephen and Jennie (Nadrotowski) Klik. He served our country in the United States Navy. John worked for Pitney-Bowes as a senior machinist in the stamp manufacturing department. He loved doing carpentry work and working with his hands. He was an excellent baker and cook. John also was an avid polka music fan. He was a parishioner at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 35 years, Wanda Klik. A celebration and tribute to John's life will be held on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Please consider donations in John's memory to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital or Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641279, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


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


Harold P Kurth, 91, Hernando, FL
Harold "Hub" Peter Kurth passed away on Monday, January 12, 2015 at Superior Residences in Lecanto, Florida. Harold was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin. He graduated from Madison East High School. He volunteered for the military and after basic training was sent to the South Pacific where he was assigned to the 37th Division of the Ohio National Guard. He served as the company scout and earned, among others, the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Harold was a member of the Madison, WI police department for nine years, mostly as a hit-and-run investigator. In 1957 he resigned from the police department to work as an investigator for Wisconsin Farm Bureau as Property Claims Manager. Harold enjoyed working with wood. He made beautiful furniture as well as many carvings. He was a life member of the Aaron Weaver Chapter 776 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Harold was married to Evelyn Larvick in 1948 and together they had four children: Linda Newton (Tom); Terry Kurth (Kathleen); Rhonda Lewis (John) and Brian (Wade Fickler), and 4 step children He has 8 Grandchildren 11 Step Grandchildren; 10 Great Grandchildren and 3 step Great Grandchildren. In addition to these, 3 brothers and 2 sisters and his wife, Gretchen, and many nieces and nephews further survive him. His first wife, Evelyn, his parents, one brother and 2 sisters preceded him in death. Harold's wife Evelyn, passed away in 1990. In 1994 he married Gretchen Beckett. He and Gretchen moved to Arbor Lakes in Hernando, Florida in 1997. The family would like to thank Hospice and Superior Residences for their loving care of Harold. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34465. Harold will be buried in Madison, WI next to his first wife, Evelyn.


Marcel J L'Heureux, 89, Inverness, FL
Marcel J. L'Heureux, 89, of Inverness, Florida passed away January 10 2015 at Citrus Health & Rehab, Inverness. He was born on December 29, 1925 in Montreal, Canada to the late Emery and Marie L'Heureux. Marcel was a new automobile coordinator for Deal Ford Company in Miami, FL, and a Catholic by faith. He enjoyed fishing, diving, and traveling. He is survived by his daughter Josie Capps of Hendersonville, N.C., and sister Jeannine L'Heureux of Canada; 2 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Cecile R Laskey, 84, Inverness, FL
CECILE R. LASKEY, age 84, Inverness, died December 31, 2014 under the care of the staff of Diamond Ridge. Cecile was born on November 15, 1930 in Roseville, IL to the late Grant and Ruth (Cooper) Gocking. Along with her late husband Joseph, Cecile was a member of Good Sam's Club and enjoyed camping and traveling to many areas throughout the United States. She was known as an excellent cook. Left to cherish her memory is her sister Mary Haile, Bellerive, IL a brother-in-law Charles Lasky in NJ and nephew Mike Terry. She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph E. Laskey, her brother Floyd Lucas and sister Retha Terry. Inurnment will be private at the Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


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


Carol J Lee-Diamond, 56, Floral City, FL
Carol Jean "C.J." Lee-Diamond, 56, of Floral City, Florida passed away January 21, 2015 at Gainesville V.A. Hospital. She was born on June 28, 1958 in Three Lakes, WI. C.J. was a project coordinator for the construction industry and arrived in this area in 1991. Survivors include her loving husband Alan Diamond of Floral City. Other survivors include her mother Jeanette Hayden of Beverly Hills, FL; and brother Mark and wife, Kim of Woodland Park, CO. Private arrangements under the care of Chas.E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Barbara J Lepse, 86, Invernessfl, fl
BARBARA JEAN LEPSE, age 86, Inverness, died December 28, 2014 at Citrus Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center. Barbara was born on October 7, 1928 in Clarkfield, MN to the late Henry P. and Pearl (Davidson) Hanson. She was employed in the banking industry. She relocated to this area in 2007 from Eden Prairie, MN. Left to cherish her memory are her children Pamela Ann Leis, Westby, WI, James Levoy Lepse, Alexandria, VA, Lori Jean Myrick, Inverness, FL, Paul Douglas Lepse, Alpharetta, GA, Steven Dan Lepse, Virginia Beach, VA; her brother Robert P. Hanson, Sun City, AZ, sisters Delaine Moriarity, Avon, MN, Patricia Hutchinson, Pine Grove, CA; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Levoy \"Dan\" Lepse. Services and viewing will be held at the Morris Nilsen Funeral Home in Richfield, MN with burial at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of local arrangements.


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


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


Jimmy I Lynde, 63, Beverly Hills, FL
Jimmy Irvin \"J.T.\" Lynde, age 63 passed away on January 2, 2015 in Lecanto, FL. Jim retired in 2003 and moved to Beverly Hills, FL after living in South Bend, IN for 26 years. Jim was born on June 20, 1951 in Sedalia, MO to Irene and Irvin Lynde of Leeton, MO. Jim was the youngest of four children. His brother Bob R. Lynde of Aurora, CO and his parents preceded him in death. Jim is survived by a sister, Judy Baker of Lecanto, FL and brother, Billy Lynde of Leeton, MO, 3 nieces, Kimberly Snyder, El Sobrante, CA, Kelley Nowlan of Aurora, CO and Kristin Baker of Boulder, CO and 3 nephews, Kent Lynde of Mason, OH, William Lynde of Lincoln, MO, and Robert Lynde of Leeton, MO in addition to many relatives. Jim moved from Missouri to Indiana in 1972. He worked for a transportation company, delivering various types of vehicles throughout the United States. He and a friend later started a trucking company which delivered various commodities nationwide. After selling the company, Jim enjoyed remodeling houses and purchasing automobiles at auctions for resale. Jim enjoyed many hobbies, including collecting automobiles, attending car shows, remodeling houses and enjoyed the challenge of repairing things for friends and family, golfing and spending time with his many dear friends, boating, more golf and assisting his sister Judy with many projects. He was a member of Seven Rivers Golf and County Club and Crystal River Moose Lodge. He was Baptist by faith. Services will be held at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 10:00 AM. with Hospice Chaplain Boris Posso officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Citrus County or any favorite charity. An additional service will be held later at Windsor, MO and interment will follow at Mineral Creek Cemetery in Leeton, MO.


Lisa E Mancuso, 43, Dunnellon, FL
LISA E. (JONES) MANCUSO There is another new angel in Heaven today. Lisa Mancuso, 43, passed away surrounded by her loving family at The Hospice House of Citrus County on January 16, 2015. She fought a corageous 39 month battle with a very rare form of cancer called NETS (neuro endocrine tumors.) Lisa was born on January 2, 1972 in Wyandotte, MI, the daughter of Larry and the late Sandra Jones. Lisa graduated from Lecanto High School in 1990, Central FL CC with an AA degree in the Arts. She then went to UCF and finished her degree at Nova University. Lisa then received certification and a degree in Exceptionality Special Education and ESL in 2001. While attending school, Lisa worked full time as a data secretary and then a teaching assistant. Upon her graduation, she was immediately offered her dream job as a full-time teacher at Crest School in Lecanto, FL. Lisa married the love of her life, Michael Mancuso on November 21, 2009. Surviving Lisa is her husband, Michael; her father, Larry Jones and his spouse Diane, one brother, David Jones and his spouse, Michelle, a nephew Darren Jones, a niece Kristen (Taylor) Cody and a grandniece Aubrie Cody, all of Inverness, FL; several aunts, uncles and cousins. She is also survived by her very best friend, Mellannie Forester and in-laws John and Joan Mancuso of NY and FL. A Requiem Eucharist will be held at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church located at 114 N. Osceola Avenue, Inverness, FL on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 11:00 AM. Lisa's family would like to thank the staff at The Hospice House of Citrus County and Nature Coast for their warm and loving care; also a huge thank you to Dr. George Daneker and his brilliant team from Cancer Treatment Center in Newnan, GA for giving Lisa these "extra" two years of life; and Dr. James Cleary and his brilliant team from Dana Farber and Brigham and Women's Hospitals in Boston who worked so diligently trying to find clinical trials appropriate for the treament of NETS cancer and her local oncologist, Dr. William Harrer and his staff for bridging the logistical gap when Lisa needed it. Contributions may be made to the Patient Assistance Program in Lisa's name at CTCA, 600 Parkway North, Newnan, GA, 30265 or Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women's Hospital, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215-5450. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


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


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


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


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


Pauline H McPherson, 97, Floral City, FL
PAULINE H. McPHERSON, age 97, Floral City, died December 30, 2014 under the care of the staff of New Horizon Senior Citizens Home. Pauline was born on October 28, 1917 in Salem, NJ. She was a homemaker who enjoyed going to yard sales and finding \"bargains.\" Pauline enjoyed her hospital volunteer work in Salem, NJ. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Thomas McPherson, Fort Pierce, FL, grandson James and great-grandchildren Claire and Luke. One of 11 siblings, she is survived by sisters Mae Keen, Hannah James, Jean Hamilton and Alma Hogate. She was preceded in death by her husband William N. McPherson , a son William McPherson and also a grandson William McPherson. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Robert J Mergl, 60, Inverness, FL
ROBERT JESSE MERGL, age 60, Inverness, died December 26, 2014 under the care of HPH Hospice. Robert was born on June 1, 1954 in Ridgewood, NJ to the late Charles A. and Ruth M. (Peterman) Mergl. He was employed as a telephone company cable splicer. Robert was an avid NASCAR racing fan. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters Amanda (Gary) Rhinehart, Port Jervis, NY and Jessica (Robert) George, Monroe, NY; brothers Joseph G. Mergl, NJ and his twin brother William P. Mergl, Inverness; grandchildren Eila, Bethany, Aaron and Lila. He was preceded in death by a sister, JoAnn. A celebration and tribute to Robert\'s life will be held on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 4:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Edward H Mitrani, 90, Beverly Hills, FL
Edward Henry Mitrani, age 90, resident of Beverly Hills, Florida, passed away Jan 17, 2015..  Ed is survived by his loving wife Carol, his brother Frank (wife Jean), daughter Tina Cox (husband Bill, grandson Brendan (wife Elizabeth), granddaughter Erin), son Jacques (wife Julie, grandson Jacques Evan, granddaughter Monique), Carol's son Russ (grandson Christopher), and Carol's daughter Shaun (grandson Jason and granddaughter Jessica). Ed is survived by stepchildren William Loskota (wife Valerie), Michael Loskota (wife Cher), Margaret Loskota-Wilson (husband Craig), Robin Duval, niece Jen Owston (husband Chris) and nephew Michael Mitrani (wife Frannie).  Ed was preceded in passing by his stepdaughter Frances Loskota-Christ (husband Karl). Ed was born August 6, 1924 in Kewanee, Illinois to Jacques and Fortunee Mitrani. As a young man Ed wanted to fly airplanes. He joined the US Army Air Corps after finishing high school and starting college. He became a B-25 (Mitchell medium bomber) for the USAAC and rose to the rank of Captain in the US Air Force. During WW II Ed flew 70 bomber missions over well defended enemy territory in southern France and Italy, successfully completing his runs and returning to base. He was never shot down or injured by enemy bullets or flak. (That was when he earned the nickname "fast Eddy" - because he was dodging bullets). Upon returning to the States and completing his service to the country, Ed re-entered civilian life as a cowboy in New Mexico, a corporate pilot in Southern California, a movie pilot for the movie "Catch-22", an actor and a businessman. In 1971 Ed met Carol and they were married in 1972 and spent 20 years in Southern California before retiring to Arizona. After moving from Arizona, Ed and Carol traveled across the country by RV for over 10 years. They made lots of friends during their travels to 46 states, and decided to settle down in Beverly Hills, Florida, buying a nice little house where they have lived for the past seven years. Ed and Carol enjoyed golfing and were active in the Coast Guard Auxiliary, local, regional and state politics, and the local veterans’ organizations. Ed was honored in Washington, D.C. in 2013 Honor Flight Program. Ed lived a full and rewarding life. A Celebration of Edwards Life is scheduled for Wednesday, February 11, 12:30 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. The funeral will then proceed to the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, where military honors will be rendered.


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


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


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


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


June Nixon, 87, Inverness, FL
JUNE NIXON, age 87, Inverness, died Decermber 24, 2014 at Springhill Health and Rehab Center in Brooksville. June was born on July 30, 1927 in Waltham, Massachusetts to the late Henry and Charlotte (Bates) Thomas. She was the owner/operator of her own drapery and upholstery shop. June was a loving mother and very much a people person. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter Jeri Ann and her husband Steven Ziebarth and their children Sherri, Stephanie and Kevin Ziebarth, Spring Hill, FL; her son Thomas H. Nixon and his wife Shelley and their children, Tim, Kristen and Matthew Nixon of Andersonville, SC and eight great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law Elaine Nixon of Inverness. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Howard C. Nixon and her brother Henry Bates. A private memorial service will be announced at a later date. Memorial donations are requested 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


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


Marilyn A Nuzzello, 79, Floral City, FL
MARILYN A. NUZZELLO, age 79, Floral City died January 3, 2015. Marilyn was born on February 28, 1935 in Milford, CT to the late Joseph and Anna (Olenick) Galla. She was employed as a medical secretary. Marilyn was known for her generosity and she touched the lives of many. She leaves behind cherished friends Eleanor Rizzo, Katherine Moore, Dot Cook and Robert Webb. She was preceded in death by her husband Albert and her siblings Robert, and Richard Galla. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Inurnment will be private at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.


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


Edward Orenyak, 90, Lecanto, FL
DWARD ORENYAK, age 91, died December 28, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Edward was born on March 26, 1923 in Glassport, PA and resided there for most of his lifetime. He was employed by the Road Maintenance Division of Department of Transportation in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania for over 50 years. Edward relocated to Gulfport, Florida in 1996. Edward was an excellent crafter and made many gifts that his friends enjoyed. He is survived by a niece Arlene Barth and nephew Ronald Lichalk. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Lorraine and all six of his siblings. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


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


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


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


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


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


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


Nicholas Rizzo, III, 69, Hernando, FL
NICHOLAS ANTHONY RIZZO, III, age 69, Hernando, died January 6, 2015 at his residence. Nick was born on March 16, 1945 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Nicholas A. Rizzo, Jr. and Lola Ella (Kaeplein) Rizzo. He served our country in the Navy with a tour of duty in Vietnam. Nick enjoyed working sudoku puzzles and was known as a very generous person, always helping others. Left to cherish his memory is his daughter Jeannine Marie Rizzo and her husband Nicholas Bratton, Seattle, WA; his companion Nancy Geden, Hernando and siblings Edward Rizzo, Bernice Harding, Michelle Marchetti, Christopher Rizzo, Marguerite Rizzo and Jerome Rizzo. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Leslie David Scarborough, 74, Beverly Hills, FL
LESLIE DAVID SCARBOROUGH, age 74, Beverly Hills, died January 18, 2015 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. David was born on February 19, 1940 in Corsicana, TX to the late John H. and Lois (Tapscott) Scarborough. He served our country with honor and distinction for 31 years in both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army. His career encompassed service from the enlisted rank of airman recruit to his retirement rank of Lieutenant Commander. His service included 21 years of U.S. Navy duty service on board 6 U.S. Naval Aircraft carriers, VP-16 Squadron in Iceland, as well as joint service special ops intelligence commands at Norfolk, VA and McDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL. His 10 years of service while in the U.S. Army began with his commisioning as an officer while graduating OCS Ft. Benning, GA. His Army tours of duty included 7 Vietnam campaigns while serving within the Army intelligence community as well as serving as a Brigade Commander for the 163rd military intelligence battalion, Ft. Hood, TX. David enjoyed 1955-1957 Thunderbird cars, fishing, traveling, R.V.'s, lotteries and the Brooklyn Dodgers. Left to cherish his memory is his wife and high school sweetheart of 60 years, Maxine Scarborough; sons Michael D. and his wife Lisa Scarborough, Bremerton, WA and Ronald P. Scarborough, Crossville, TN; daughter Kathrine L. Wiley, Floral City; sisters Lois (Ron) Schirck, Fort Worth, TX, Lorna Kelley, Pensacola, FL and Elizabeth Scarborough, San Diego, CA; five grandchildren, Michael, Brandy, Drew, Mallorie and Russell. He was preceded in death by a brother, John Phillip Scarborough. David will be dearly missed by all who knew him and by those whose lives he touched throughout his long and distinguished military career. A Graveside military service will be held on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 2:30 PM at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family invites guests to join them in visitation from 1:00 PM until the procession departs for the cemetery at 2:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness. Please consider donations in David's memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 and woundedwarriorproject.org in lieu of flowers.


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


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


George J Shillcock, 84, Invenress, F;
George J. Shillcock, 84, Inverness, FL passed away January 11, 2015 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, Lecanto, FL. He was born on February 22, 1930 in Newark, NJ to the late Joseph T. and Loretta C. (Smith) Shillcock. George served our country as an MP in the United States Army in Germany and then in Korea during the Korean conflict. After serving his country he held various jobs such as a NY/NJ Port Authority Policeman, a bank teller, a milkman, real estate agent and a grocery store clerk before beginning work at Suburban Propane Gas Corporation where he held various positions of increasing responsibilities for more than 25 years before retiring as the Director of Internal Audits. He arrived in this area in 1992, coming from New Jersey. He was constantly giving back to the communities in which he lived, having volunteered in the Brick NJ Breton Woods Fire Department, Bloomfield CT Fire Department, the Sparta NJ Ambulance Squad and the Beverly Hills Surveillance. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Inverness Elks Lodge. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Arlene in 2013, and 3 sisters, Agnes Fay, Loretta Cambria, and Genevieve Shillcock. Survivors include children Frank J. (Mary) Shillcock of Weeki-Wachee, FL, Donald D. Shillcock of Inverness, George J. (Alicia) Shillcock, Jr. of Harrison, OH, James M. (Peggy) Shillcock of Vernon, NJ, and Lori Anne Quinn of Hartford, CT; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Mass is scheduled for Friday, January 23, 9:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic in Beverly Hills. Inurnment will follow the mass at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.


Dewana K Smethurst, 65, Floral City, FL
DEWANA KAY SMETHURST, age 65, Floral City, died January 1, 2015 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Dewana was born on December 11, 1949 in Richmond, IN to the late Dennis and Anna Lee (Garrett) Amyx. She was a homemaker who enjoyed listening to old time music and going antiquing. Dewana loved going to the beach, being outdoors and boating. She was an outgoing and social person who will be missed by all who knew her. Left to cherish her memory is her companion Norbert Bush; her sons Joe Zales (wife-Stacy) Montoursville, PA, James Lawson (wife-Jacqueline), Crestview, FL and Vincent Zales, South Williamsport, PA; sisters Genetia Pence (husband Richard) Yoder, IN and Lola Amyx, Monroesville, IN; grandchildren Gene, Michael, Derek, Avery, James, Julian and Jacob. She was preceded in death by siblings Albert Amyx and Joan Peck. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


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


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


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


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


Gordon F Stuart, 80, Inverness, FL
Gordon Fay Stuart, 80, of Inverness, Florida passed away January 13, 2015 at his residence in Inverness. He was born on April 3, 1934 in Bath, New York to the late Leon and Phyllis (Dyer) Stuart. Gordon was an Electrical Engineer for General Electric Company for 30 years, working on military radar, and a U.S. Army veteran. He arrived in this area in 1991, coming from E. Syracuse, NYand was a protestant by faith, and a member of the Lions Club and the Hernando Elks. He enjoyed the computer and ging to the theatre. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Stuart. He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Doris Stuart. Other survivors include his children Nils Gordon (Marie) Stuart of Chalfont, PA, and Christina Anna (Roy) Blom of Tacoma, WA; 3 grandchildren Rhiannon, Jon, and Magan; and 2 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. The family has requested donations be made in Gordon's name to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34465


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


Debra A Van Dyke, 57, Lecanto, FL
DEBRA A. (FYFFE) VAN DYKE, age 57, died December 25, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her loving family and under the care of HPH Hospice. Debra was born on April 16, 1957 in Muncie, IN to Charles H. and Mary (Campbell) Fyffe. Debra was a graduate of Ball State University, Class of 1979 and a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority. She was an assistant vice president for Citizens Banking Company in Anderson, IN. After her relocation to Florida, she was employed in the audiotranscription industry in communications. A wonderful homemaker, Debra enjoyed crafts, sewing, baking and cooking. She enjoyed volunteering and giving of herself and her time. A loving daughter, wife and mother, the memories of her life will be cherished by her husband of 35 years, Jay Van Dyke; her parents Charles and Mary Fyffe, Yorktown, IN; daughters Stacie R. Van Dyke and her husband Chris Regimbal, Grand Forks, ND, Kelly S. Gilpatrick and her husband Dr. Michael Gilpatrick, Greenwood, IN and Lisa A. Van Dyke-Brown and her husband D.J., Albuquerque, NM; grandchildren Brennan, Lilia, Ella, Seamus, Pearl and a grandson on the way. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Deborah A Wade, 64, Inverness, FL
Deborah Ann Wade, 64, of Inverness, Florida passed away January 17, 2015 at Brentwood Health Care Center, Lecanto, FL. She was born on June 5, 1949 in Clearwater, FL to the late Robert and Thelma (Anderson) Weatherly. Deborah was a manager in the banking industry, and arrived in this area in 2002, coming from Houston, TX. She was a Baptist by faith, and enjoyed cruises, camping, boating, fishing, and the outdoors. Survivors include her loving husband, Larry Wade of Inverness. Other survivors include her son Michael (Emily) Kinder of Eagle Mountain, UT; brother Robert Weatherly; sister Barbara Miller; and 10 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


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


Leo E Wohlgemuth, 95, Inverness, FL
Leo E. Wohlgemuth, 95, of Inverness, Florida passed away December 16, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born on October 13, 1919 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Carl and Anna Wohlgemuth. Leo was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp, and during WWII he was the NCOIC of a mobile radar division where he elevated to the rank to Tech Sergeant (E-7) in under 5 years. After the war, he returned to the photo engraving department of the Philadelphia Bulletin where he served out his working career in the newspaper industry. He retired in 1982 and relocated from Medford, New Jersey to Inverness, Florida in 1984. Leo was a man of great intellect! He had an amazing memory and keen sense of humor. His passions were gardening and woodworking. He was preceded in death by daughter Patricia; and 3 brothers, Charles, William, and Edward; and one sister Anne. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Nancy Wohlgemuth. Other survivors include daughters Jane (Mark) Oshefsky of Charlotte, N.C., and Janet (Michael) Burnett of Brandon, FL; Elizabeth Fawcett; 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Truly a man of high character and morals, Leo loved his country, wife, family... and baseball. Private arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. In lieu of flowers, a donation to St. Jude\'s or Shriner\'s Hospital would be appreciated.


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


Gloria R Young, 87, Inverness, FL
Gloria Rhoads Longacre Young, 87, of Inverness, Florida passed away December 26, 2014 at Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness. She was born in North Coventry Township, Chester County, PA to the late Charles W. and Gladys (McLaughlin) Rhoads. She attended Pottstown High School in Pottstown, PA, and Powers School of Modeling in Philadelphia, PA, and was employed by Bonwit Teller, John Wanamaker Stores, and the St. Petersburg Times. Gloria arrived in this area in 1979, and had previously resided in Pottstown, Norristown, and Creamery, PA. She had an enormous love of cooking, needlepoint, card games and church activities, and was a member of First Lutheran Church of Inverness. She was preceded in death by husbands Earl J. Young in 2010, and Dr. John C. Longacre in 2012. She was also preceded by brother Charles W. Rhoads II, sisters Madeleine Rhoads and Elizabeth Uneberg, step-son Christopher Young and nephew Jan Uneberg. Survivors include children Christine (Ron) Rycek of Collegeville, PA, John C. (Cindy) Longacre of Lecanto, FL, and Laurie Young Bick of Wilmington, DL; grandchildren Courtney, Bethany, Parker, and Charles; great-grandchild Sophia; nephews Peter, Charles, Clay, Thomas, and niece Diane. A Celebration of Gloria’s life is scheduled for Saturday, January 10, 10:30 A.M. at First Lutheran Church in Inverness, with a reception for family and friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to either First Lutheran Church in Inverness, or Hospice of Citrus County. Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Catherine A Zajac, 75, Inverness, FL
Catherine A. Zajac, 75, of Inverness, Florida passed away January 2, 2015 at her residence in Inverness. She was born in Syracuse, New York on August 22, 1939 to the late Earl and Gertrude (O’Keefe) Murphy. Catherine was a data processor for the insurance industry, and arrived in this area in 2005, coming from Port Richey, Florida. She was a Catholic by faith, and attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness; and enjoyed sailing and the outdoors. Catherine was preceded in death by siblings John and Monica. She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Rodney Zajac, Sr. Other survivors include children Rodney Zajac, Jr. of Syracuse, New York, Daniel (Dee) Zajac, of Ithica, New York, Steven (Rhonda) Zajac of Lafayette, New York, and Mary (John) Adams of Inverness; brothers Peter, Patrick, and Michael Murphy; sister Sheila Wahl; and 9 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


 

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