Obituaries
For the Last 3 Months.

Carole D Abner, 77, Homosassa, FL
CAROLE D. ABNER, age 77, Homosassa, died May 14, 2014 surrounded by her loving family and under the care of HPH Hospice. Carole was born on March 9, 1937 in Louisville, KY to the late Floyd and Louise (Fleece) Heiss. She was an assistant to the athletic director at Coastal Carolina University for many years. Carole was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, who doted on her grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking, was an excellent baker and liked to read. She loved her pets, dogs Susie, Chloe and Maddie. Carole was active in local organizations; serving as president of the Homosassa Friends. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 48 years, Donald Abner; her son David Abner, Homosassa; daughters Holly Abner and her companion Chris Stahl, Winchester, VA and Jennifer Minor and her husband John, Amelia, OH; her brother John Heiss, Brownsville, OR and grandchildren Dylan, Morgan and Brandon. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements. Please consider donations in Carole's memory to HPH Hospice Foundation % HPH Hospice House, 2939 W. Gulf-to-Lake Hwy, Lecanto, FL 34461.


Sydney N Anderson, 96, Inverness, Fl
Sydney Norman Anderson, 96, of Inverness, Florida passed away on July 11, 2014 at Avante of Inverness. He was born on November 13, 1917 in Jamestown, New York to the late David G. and Lillian (Greenwood) Anderson. Sydney served his country honorably in the National Guard, the U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Army, and was the owner of Anderson Cleaners and Jamestown Armored Car. He arrived in this area in 1980, coming from Jamestown, and attended the First Presbyterian Church in Inverness. Sydney loved golfing, yard sales, and traveling; but was most proud of winning first place in the St. Petersburg Times Investment Stock Challenge. Survivors include his loving companion of 23 years, Beth Kaler; children Jeffrey D. (Diane) Anderson and Neil A. (Mariela) Anderson of Denver, Colorado, and Linda A. (Peter) Dawson of Lakewood, New York; sister Donna Smith; 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Gretchen L. Anderson in 1990, and siblings Burton and Delores Anderson. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Tuesday, July 22, 3:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Gerald A Antis, 76, Beverly Hills, FL
Gerald (Jerry) Arthur Antis, 76, Beverly Hills passed away May 10, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Wilkinsburg, PA on June 26, 1937 to the late Watson and Leona (Pryts) Antis and moved to this area from Cape Cod in 1991. He owned and operated a construction company, served our nation in the U.S. Navy, and was a graduate of Oswego University in New York where he was a member of Psi Phi Fraternity. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Carole (Frary) Antis, Beverly Hills; three children, Kenneth G. Antis and wife Kristen of Mashpee, MA; Thomas E. Antis of Las Vegas, NV; Julie E. Antis, Portsmouth, RI; two sisters, Shirley Knych and Lois Fenske; 6 grandchildren. There will be a gathering of family and friends at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home on Friday, May 16th at 10:00 AM. The procession will leave the funeral home at 10:45 A.M. for military honors at Florida National Cemetery. Additionally, friends may visit with the family on Thursday at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until 12:00 Noon. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted to Honor Flights of West Central Florida, % Barbara Mills, PO Box 1046, Inverness, FL 34451.


Gerald A Antis, 76, Beverly Hills, FL
Gerald (Jerry) Arthur Antis, 76, Beverly Hills passed away May 10, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Wilkinsburg, PA on June 26, 1937 to the late Watson and Leona (Pryts) Antis and moved to this area from Cape Cod in 1991. He owned and operated a construction company, served our nation in the U.S. Navy, and was a graduate of Oswego University in New York where he was a member of Psi Phi Fraternity. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Carole (Frary) Antis, Beverly Hills; three children, Kenneth G. Antis and wife Kristen of Mashpee, MA; Thomas E. Antis of Las Vegas, NV; Julie E. Antis, Portsmouth, RI; two sisters, Shirley Knych and Lois Fenske; 6 grandchildren. There will be a gathering of family and friends at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home on Friday, May 16th at 10:00 AM. The procession will leave the funeral home at 10:45 A.M. for military honors at Florida National Cemetery. Additionally, friends may visit with the family on Thursday at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until 12:00 Noon. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted to Honor Flights of West Central Florida, % Barbara Mills, PO Box 1046, Inverness, FL 34451.


Alfred G Aulik, 80, Inverness, FL
Alfred "Al" Aulik, age 80, Inverness, passed from this life on June 9, 2014. Al was born in Kewaunee, WI and retired to Inverness in 1996. He was a member of the Eagles, 3992, Inverness and IRRU Club, Inverness. Al is survived by his loving wife and friend, Noreen of over 40 years. Other survivors include his daughter Kathleen (Jerry) Thorson of Menomonee Falls, WI; daughter Carolyn (Joe) Goodson, Oconomowoc, WI; stepson Scott (Sherry) Mahnke, Colgate, WI; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brothers Kenneth, David and James. He was preceded in death by his son, Alan. He is also survived by numerous other relatives and friends. A special thank you to best friends Jim and Linda Clark and Sylvia Moss. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Barbara A Banks, 67, Inverness, FL
BARBARA ANN BANKS, age 67, Inverness, died June 13, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Barbara was born on October 3, 1946 in Stanford, CT to the late James and Bridget (Pagliarulo) Catino. She was a realtor for ERA American Realty. Barbara enjoyed working with her computer. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she will be missed by all who knew her. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 28 years, John Banks; sons Frank Nelson, CT, John Miller, WA, Michael Banks and Keith Banks, both of CT, Dawn Caruso, CT; sisters Lorraine (Gene) Capasse and Sally (Kenney) Schlegel; Brother-in-Law, Frank Hunt; 24 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and many other extended family and dear friends. She was preceded in death by a sister Jane Hunt. A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory with Pastor Doug Alexander officiating. Please consider donations to the American Heart Association in lieu of flowers in Barbara's memory.


Margaret Beagan, 98, Inverness, Fl
Margaret Beagan, 98, of Inverness, Florida passed away May 22, 2014 at Diamond Ridge Health and Rehab, Lecanto, Florida. She was born on November 17, 1915 in Staten Island, New York to the late Jacob and Molly (Lourden) Beck. Margaret was a manager in the dry cleaning business, and arrived in this area in 1977, coming from Staten Island, New York. She was a Catholic by faith, and enjoyed crossword puzzles, crocheting, and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas C. Beagan in 1986. She is survived by son John (Jacqi) grandchildren Kathleen Tanner(Simon), Kelly Hansen (Chris) and Brian, great grandchildren Samantha and Colin, son William (Jean) grandchildren Stacey Seidenstucker (David), Thomas (Traci), Ryan, Sean , Colin, and Catilin, great grandchildren Tyler, Trent, Madison and Cameron, daughter Michele Beagan Cregan (Robert), grandchildren Thomas (Amber) and Erin, great grandchild Kinsley and numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Sunday, May 25, 3:00 P.M. at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, with the family receiving friends one hour prior to service.


Shirley L Bennett, 88, Bethany, PA
Shirley L. Bennett, 88 of Bethany Village, Bethany, PA died Thursday, June 5, 2014. She was married to the late William Bennett.   Born on August 16, 1925 in Honesdale, PA she was the daughter of the late Harold and Mildred  Smith Keast.   Shirley graduated from Pleasant Mount High School and was a homemaker. She was of the Catholic faith. Shirley lived in Ft. Lauderdale and Floral City, Florida for many years and was a volunteer for many organizations.   She is survived by a daughter, Janice Bennett of Pompano Beach, Fl; a granddaughter, Brooke Erwin of Bushnell, FL; great grandchildren Dylan Erwin and Brett Sermons, Jr. of Bushnell, FL; brothers, Charles Keast  and his wife Marilee of E. Syracuse,NY and Arthur Keast and his wife Clara of Waymart, PA; sisters, Lillian Piercy of Honesdale, PA and Geraldine Villaume of Pocomoke City, MD.; many nieces and nephews.   She was preceded in death by a sister, Faye Schmitt and a brother Byron Smith. Memorial contributions can be made to Honesdale Emergency Pantry, Box 14, Honesdale, Pa 18431. Graveside committal will be held on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 2:30 PM at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.  


John R Bingamon, 76, Floral City, FL
JOHN ROBERT "BOB" BINGAMON, age 76, died June 24, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Bob was born on September 20, 1937 in Kingmont, WV to the late John and Mary Bingamon. He proudly served our country in the United States Army for 20 years, retiring as a Sgt. 1st Class. John was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed golfing. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 54 years, Jean Bingamon; his daughter and son-in-law Kelly and Danny Joseph Armstrong, Cordova, SC; grandchildren Angela Thurman and Shawn Bingamon and great-granddaughter Lyla Mae. Inurnment will be private at the Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Darrell W Bowden, 56, Inverness, FL
Darrell Wayne Bowden, 56, Inverness died Apr 28, 2014. Survived by his wife, Joan; son, Jesse Wayne; 2 sisters, Carol Inscoe and Cheryl Barbour; 1 grandchild, Alexi Elizabeth Bowden. Darrell was formerly of Tampa, FL and worked in the construction trades. Services in North Carolina. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory


Franklin Brock, 74, Hernando, FL
FRANKLIN BROCK, age 74, Hernando, died May 24, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Frank was born in Bell County, KY on October 28, 1939 to the late Dillard and Kathryn (Wright) Brock. He served our country in the United States Army. Frank was employed as a maintenance worker in local cemeteries. He is survived by his brother, Willard Brock and sister Imajean Brock, both of Kentucky as well as extended family members. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Ida B Brown, 105, Inverness, Fl
Ida B. Brown, 105, of Inverness, Florida passed away July 11, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County in Inverness. She was born on June 2, 1909 in Arkansas, and arrived in this area first in 1951, then again in 2012, coming from Mount Airy, North Carolina. Ida was a Protestant by faith, and enjoyed bead work and jewelry making. She was preceded in death by her husband James K. Brown in 2004, and her daughter, Leddessal Maxwell. Survivors include her son Marlin Jones of Inverness, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


William G Brown, 79, Homosassa, FL
WILLIAM G. BROWN, age 79, Homosassa, went to be with his Lord on June 29, 2014 under the loving care of his family and HPH Hospice. Bill was born on November 28, 1934 in Muncie, IN to the late Russell E. and Bessie (Teboe) Brown. He served our country in the United States Army during the Korean and Vietnam Wars, retiring after 24 years with the rank of Master Sergeant. After his retirement from the Army, Bill pursued many other career avenues, as Food Service Manager for Citrus County School System, retiring with 20 years of service, as a professional barber, hair stylist and real estate agent. He was a member of Crystal River Church of God. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, reading and playing his guitar. He especially liked watching Pastor Jimmy Swaggert's television ministry. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 25 years, Jo Ann Brown, daughters Becky Lynn (Willie) Sego, Lawton, OK, Janice Irene (Ronald) Coonrod, Michigan Town, IN, Teresa (Rex) Rusaw, Homosassa; sons Michael Hampton, Destin, FL and Steve (Frances) Johnson, Homosassa; brother Daniel E. Brown and sister Judy M. Brown, both of Lutz, FL; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister Barbara Theil. A funeral service of remembrance will be held on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Crystal River Church of God, 2180 NW 12th Ave, Crystal River, FL. The family invites friends to join them in visitation from 1:00 PM until the hour of service. Interment will be private at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. Flowers are accepted, however if friends wish, donations in Bill's memory may be made to HPH Hospice, Citrus Office, 3545 N. Lecanto Hwy, Beverly Hills, FL 34465 in lieu of flowers.


Evelyn M Campbell, 93, Beverly Hills, FL
Evelyn Campbell, 93, of Beverly Hills, Florida passed away on July 12, 2014 at Citrus Hills Health & Rehab in Hernando, Florida. She was born in Rockland County, New York on July 4, 2014 to the late Alexander Craig and Edith (Hunter) Craig. Evelyn was a beautician and arrived in this area in 2009 coming from Nanuet, New York. She enjoyed doing hair for shut-ins, hospital patients, and nursing homes. Survivors include children Craig Campbell of Beverly Hills, and Alexis (Bruce) Baliszewski of Hernando, 2 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Carol L Carpenter, 78, Inverness, FL
Carol Leigh Carpenter, 78, Inverness, died April 24, 2014 in Hospice of Citrus County. A native of Amityville, NY, she was born Aug 19, 1935 to the late Wilson and Grace (Oliver) Graham and came to this area in 1997 from Lake Grove, NY. She was employed as a clerk for the State of New York and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness. She was the former volunteer coordinator for the Citrus Co. Sheriff's Dept, past treasurer of the Highland's Surveillance group and volunteer with the Citrus Memorial Hospital Auxillary. Carol is survived by her daughter, Susan E. Carpenter, Westbrook, CT; her brother, Edwin Graham and wife Helene, of Inverness; 2 Grandsons, Thomas Carpenter and Andrew Yermenson. She was preceded in death by her son, James Carpenter (Feb 1, 2008) and her sister, Ida Graham. A Celebration of Life Service will be Monday, April 28th, 3:00 PM from Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Beaverson officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 5-7 PM. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to Hospice of Citrus County or the Florida Sheriff's Boys Ranch.


Ralph W Carr, 96, Floral City, FL
RALPH W. CARR, age 96, died April 28, 2014 at his residence. Ralph was born on June 28, 1916 in Denver, CO to the late Ralph M. and Ruby Carr. He served our country during WWII in the United States Army. Ralph was employed by Phillips Petroleum Company as an auditor. He was a member of the Inverness Elks Lodge No. 2522, V.F.W. Post 4337 of Inverness as well as the Knights of Columbus. He was adamant about supporting local businesses and especially those owned by local citizens. Ralph was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, who was also devoted to his many friends in Citrus County. He loved a good joke. Left to cherish his memory is his son and daughter-in-law Terry and Honey Carr, Cooper City, FL; grandchildren Jeremy Carr, Crystal Sherren, Casey Carr and great-grandson Bryce Carr. He is also survived by his devoted dog and constant companion "Puddles." He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Mildred. A celebration and tribute to Ralph's life will be held on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory with military honors. Please consider donations to Wounded Warrior Project in lieu of flowers in Ralph's memory.


Herbert E Castell, 72, Lecanto, FL
HERBERT E. CASTELL, age 72, Lecanto, died May 6, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Herbert was born on December 25, 1941 in Worcester, MA to the late Ernest and Laura (Young) Castell. He served our country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. Herbert was a machinist for Norton (now St. Gobain) in Worcester for over 36 years. He enjoyed being active with dancing, golfing and fishing and in later years began collecting coins. Everyone who knew him will miss his wonderful smile. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 25 years, Lorraine Castell; his children Ronald Bullens, Patricia Setterlund, Leslie Castell, Christopher Castell, all of Worcester, MA and Cynthia (Castell) Kane, Whitinsville, MA; his brother Donald Castell, Worcester; a niece Vera; 10 grandchildren, Jennifer, Abraham, Ashley, Matthew, Joshua, Aaron, Chelsea, Bradley, Aiden and Topher and 2 great-grandchildren Anthony and Alivia. A tribute and celebration of Herbert's life with military honors will be held on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Carl V Cervi, 87, Inverness, FL
Carl Victor Cervi, 87, Inverness died May 31, 2014 in the Hospice House in Lecanto (Hospice of Citrus County). Mr Cervi was born in Isola del Giglio, Italy on Sept 14, 1926 to the late Luigi and Selyka Cervi and moved here 40 years ago from West Milford, New Jersey. He was employed by Florida Power Corp as a Machinest-Mechanic and was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. Carl enjoyed gardening, bird watching, fishing, watching International soccer, and most of all, spending time with his family Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Emmanuelita \"Lee\" Cervi, Inverness; one son, Darren Victor Cervi, Ocala; three daughters, Victoria Lofton and husband, Michael, Linda and Lorie Martin, all of Inverness; his sister, Stella Cervi of Italy; a grandchild, Litamarie Victoria Stanton and her husband, Joe; two great-grandchildren, Sophia Victoria Downey and Joseph Michael Stanton. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Friday, June 6th, 11:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. James Johnson, celebrant. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery at a later date. Friends may visit the family Friday from 9:00 - 10:30 at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home prior to the procession leaving for church. Memorials in Carl\'s memory are being recieved by Hospice of Citrus Co, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464


Stanley J Cesefske, Jr., 87, Inverness, FL
Stanley John Cesefske, Jr., age 87, Inverness, died May 22, 2014 under the care of his loving family and Hospice of Citrus County. Stanley was born on May 17, 1927 in Port Huron, MI to the late Stanley, Sr. and Mary (Glombowski) Cesefske. He was a lineman for Detroit Edison Power Company for over 40 years. Stanley enjoyed gardening and working in his yard in his later years. Left to cherish his memory are stepchildren John W. (Sandra) Thompson, Zephyrhills; Nancy (James) Howe, Cape Canaveral; Janice Smith, Hernando; siblings Theodore Cesefske, Joseph Cesfeske and Mary Lu Rowbothom, all of Port Huron, MI; 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. The family invites friends to join them for a time of visitation on Sunday, May 25, 2014 from 5-7 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Further services will take place at the Pollack-Randall Funeral Home with burial in Mount Hope Cemetery in Port Huron, MI. Please consider donations in Stanley's memory to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 in lieu of flowers.


Joseph Cipolla, 78, Floral City, Fl
JOSEPH CIPOLLA, age 78, Floral City, died May 29, 2014 under the care of his loving family and Hospice of Citrus County. Joseph was born in Brooklyn, NY on October 27, 1935 to the late Michael and Rose Cipolla. He was the owner/operator of his own carpet installing business. His favorite TV shows were Gunsmoke and watching anything with Marilyn Monroe starring in it. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 24 years, Carol Cipolla; daughters Cathy, Denise, Rose, Margaret; stepson Stan; stepdaughter Cheryl; his sister Margaret; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Edward J Cook, 91, Inverness, Fl
Edward J. Cook, 91, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Sunday, June 15, 2014 at Hospice of Citrus County in Inverness. He was born on May 10, 1923 in Greene, New York to the late Claude F. and Mildred (Talbott) Cook. Edward was a gasoline company truck driver, and arrived in this area in 1988, coming from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He attended Bethel Baptist Church, and was a crossing guard, as well as a volunteer for the Citrus County Sheriff's Department Crime Watch. Survivors include his loving wife of 66 years, Esther Cook. Other survivors include children Daniel (Donna) Cook and LuAnn (Rudy) Ramirez, all of Hendersonville, North Carolina; brothers Leroy and Jack Cook; 2 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother Leo Cook. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, June 19, 11:00 A.M. at the Bethel Baptist Church, Hernando, Florida. Chas. E Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida, is in charge of arrangements.


Marlene J Cyr, 82, Inverness, FL
Marlene Joyce Cyr, 82, Inverness, died May 20, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. A native of Wayland, NY, she was born April 24, 1932 to the late Bernard and Thelma Fox and came to Inverness in 1977 from Tampa. Marlene owned and operated Whalen Jewelers in Inverness with her husband, Nathan Cyr for over 20 years. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. Marlene is survived by her husband of 60 years, Nathan W. Cyr; four children, Martin (Jackie) Cyr of Orlando; Diana Cyr, Kathryn (Roy) Carlevale, and Christy (Douglas) McDonald, all of Tampa; her brother, George Fox; two sisters, Bernadette Kriedler and Saundra Fox; three grandchildren, Brianne Carlevale; Olivia and Victoria McDonald. She was preceded by a brother, John and a sister, Carmen. Marlene will be remembered at a Celebration of Life Service on Monday, May 26th, 10:30 AM at Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Fr. Erwin Belgica officiating. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Kidney Foundation of Florida, 1040 Woodcock Rd., Ste 119, Orlando, FL 32803


Marjorie J Dilling, 78, Homosassa, FL
MARJORIE J. DILLING, Homosassa, passed away April 26, 2014 at Sugarmill Manor in Homosassa under HPH Hospice care. Marjorie was born on May 7, 1935 in Aliquippa, PA, the daughter of William and Myrtle Lytle. She worked in the medical field most of her life as a receptionist and a medical transcriptionist in Arizona, California, Ohio and Maryland. Marjorie and her husband Walter moved to Florida in 1993 from Middletown, MD. Marjorie was active in the Methodist Church, loved children and piano playing. Over the years she combined these passions by playing piano, leading children's choir at three Methodist Churches. Marjorie was an avid seamstress making drapes for home and made most of her own clothes. She knitted sweaters for family and friends, but her passion was children. She made several large teddy bears and gave them to children. Marjorie liked ballroom and square dancing. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Ronnie. She is survived by her loving husband Walter of Homosassa, FL, son Rob and his wife Elizabeth of Stow, MA, son Brad of Savannah, GA and brother Bill of Cocoa Beach, FL. A celebration of life will be conducted at a later date at the First Methodist Church in Homosassa, FL. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Edward L Dix, 86, Dunnellon, FL
EDWARD LEE DIX, SR., age 86, Dunnellon, died May 31, 2014 at his residence under the long term care of his family. Edward was born on May 24, 1928 in Hymera, IN to the late Harold and Freida Powell Dix. He was the owner/operator of his own furniture business. Edward served our country in the United States Marine Corp. He is survived by his sons Edward Dix, Jr, David Dix and Dennis Dix as well as his daughter and caregiver, Jackie Dix. He was preceded in death by his wife Marian Constance Dix. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Donald E Dougherty, 81, Homosassa, Fl
Donald Edward Dougherty, 81, of Homosassa, Florida passed away on June 24, 2014 at his residence. He was born on December 15, 1932 in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey to the late Edward and Virginia (Williams) Dougherty. Donald was a foreman for Ford Motor Company, and a U.S. Navy veteran. He arrived in this area in 1988, coming from Pine Bush, New York and enjoyed fishing, boating, and watching football. He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Sandra Lee Dougherty. Other survivors include daughters Lori Ryan of Australia and Leanna Colon of Tampa; 19 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Vivian A Durnell, 77, Dunnellon, FL
VIVIAN A. DURNELL, age 77, Dunnellon, died May 29, 2014 under the loving care of her daughter and family at her daughter's home. Vivian was born on February 14, 1937 in Hartford, MI to the late Orvil D. and Hazel R. Vanderboegh. She was a secretary for Florida Keys Electric Company for over 37 years. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing and going to antique shops. Left to cherish her memory are her children Danny and Jeff Burrows, Dunnellon, Dennis Burrows, Daytona Beach; daughters Tempy Cook, Inverness, Tammy Wenzel, MI, Jami Burrows, Florida Keys, Jessy Burrows, Tampa, Daniel Burrows, Jr., Orlando, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank Durnell and a son, Tim Burrows. Inurnment will be private at Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Marshall Echols, 90, Crystal River, Fl
Marshall Echols III, 90, of Crystal River, Florida slipped away peacefully to be with the Lord on April 27, 2014, surrounded by his loving family at Hospice of Citrus County, Lecanto, Florida. He was born in Brookhaven, Mississippi on February 19, 1924 to the late Marshall and Winiford (McCracken) Echols, Jr. Marshall served his country honorably during WWII and the Korean conflict in the United States Marine Corps for over 22 years as an aerial navigator, attaining the rank of Master Gunnery Sergeant prior to discharge. Afterward, he became a leading window (or as he would say, “Winnder”) salesman for the Caradco Window Company, based out of Dubuque, Iowa, and was a life time member of Disabled American Veterans, Sarasota Florida chapter. He arrived in this area 6 years ago, coming from Raleigh, North Carolina, and attended Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church in Lecanto. He enjoyed airplanes, playing poker, reading, traveling, and especially betting on football games with his best friend of many years, Mike Kester. He was preceded in death by his sister, Irene Mimms. He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Betty Echols. Other survivors include his son W. Joseph Echols of Floral City, Florida; his daughter Melody LeAnn Echols of Willingboro, New Jersey; step-sons David Bebeau of Crystal River, Jon Bebeau of Tampa, Florida, and William Bebeau of Vienna, Virginia; and step-daughter Judy Stange of Greensboro, North Carolina; his brother Robert L. Echols of Paducah, Kentucky; 15 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and his much loved 3 legged cat, \"Pirate\". A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, May, 6. 1:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida. Committal services with military honors will follow the service at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida. The family wishes to express its extreme gratitude to Hospice of Citrus County for making Marshall’s final days ones of respect, dignity, and peace. He will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Marshall’s name to Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Catherine L Elam, 76, Lecanto, Fl
Catherine Louise Elam, 76, of Lecanto, Florida passed away July 18, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, Florida. She was born on April 24, 1938 in Hurricane, W. VA. to the late George L. and Doris M. (Bryant) Persinger. Catherine was a homemaker and arrived in this area in 1986, coming from Miami, FL. She was a Baptist by faith, and attended Trinity Baptist Church, Inverness. She was preceded in death by one brother Robert, and one sister Martha. She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, CDR. Jack Leon Elam. Other survivors include her daughters Valerie (John) Lincoln of St. Petersburg, FL, and Vickie (Dreux) LeGros of Rowlett, TX; siblings, Charles, Frank, and John Persinger, and Pauline Stewert, Carol Young, and Charolotte Davis; grandchildren Bruce, Melissa, and Emma; and great-grandchildren Logan, Wolfgang, Ty, and Harley. A Funeral Service of Remembrance for Catherine is scheduled for Monday, July 21, 1:00 P.M. at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. Burial will follow the service at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida.


Jane Eldridge, 89, Homosassa, FL
JANE ELDRIDGE, age 89, Homosassa, died April 25, 2014 under the loving care of her family, Hospice of Citrus County and the staff of Crystal River Health and Rehab. Jane was born on November 22, 1924 in Belgium to the late Octave and Yvonne (Demaret) Pochez. During WWII, her family helped hide two Jewish girls who made it through the war and were able to keep in touch with her. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who was an excellent cook, seamstress and taught herself to upholster furniture. She was an avid golfer. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 68 years, William Eldridge; daughters Patricia Abt, New York, NY, Deanna (Anthony) Sicuro, Port Jervis, NY, Kathleen (Harlan) Haskins, Bonita Springs, FL and Anne-Marie (Jon) Vandenende, Riverview, FL; grandchildren Tony, Angela, Connie, Louis, Caroline, Shaye and Frances; 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Matthew and son-in-law Lou Abt. A funeral tribute and celebration of Jane's life will be held on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family invites friends to join them in a time of visitation from 9:00 AM until the hour of service. Please consider donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 in lieu of flowers.


William E Eldridge, 91, Homosassa, FL
WILLIAM E. ELDRIDGE, age 91, Homosassa, died July 10, 2014 at Crystal River Health and Rehab. William was born on September 12, 1922 in Forestine, NY to the late William and Harriet (Claessen) Eldridge. William was raised in Eldred, NY where he reside until moving to Florida in 1985. He proudly served our country in the United States Army during WWII as an ambulance driver for the 93rd Evacuation Hospital after landing on Utah Beach in Normandy. He saw action in the Ardennes, Central Europe, Northern France and the Rhineland and was discharged in December of 1945. He was employed by the Sullivan County (NY) Department of Public Works for 44 years as a crane operator. William enjoyed woodworking and building beautiful pieces of furniture for his home and those of family and friends. He also repaired bicycles to give to children in need during the Christmas season. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters Patricia Abt, NY, NY, Deanna (Anthony) Sicuro, Port Jervis, NY, Kathleen (Harlan) Haskins, Bonita Springs, FL, and Anne-Marie (John) Vandenende, Riverview, FL; seven grandchildren, Tony, Angela, Connie, Louis, Caroline, Shaye and Frances and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Jane, his grandson, Matthew and son-in-law Lou Abt. One of 14 children, he was preceded in death by all of his siblings. A Funeral Service and tribute to William's life will be held on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 1:00 PM 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 12:00 Noon until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations in William's memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 or The Wounded Warrior Project.


John I Fargen, 86, St. Petersburg, FL
JOHN I. FARGEN, age 86, St. Petersburg, died April 29, 2014 at St. Joseph's Hospital. John was born on January 27, 1928 in Detroit, MI to the late John and Viola (Boardman) Fargen. John served our country in the United States Coast Guard during WWII. He was a prison guard for the State of Florida Department of Corrections for over 20 years in Hernando County. During his adulthood, he lived in Brooksville and retired to the same neighborhood as in his youth in St. Petersburg. After his retirement, he volunteered three days a week helping pack meal boxes for delivery in St. Petersburg for Neighborly Services. Left to cherish his memory is his son Jeffrey Fargen, St. Petersburg; daughters Sue LaRocca, Tampa and Sybil Markam, Crystal River, ten grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He will be deeply missed by the many long time neighbors and friends he made through the years from Neighborly Services. Inurnment will be at Stage Pond Cemetery next to his beloved wife, Alma Sue, who preceded him in death in 1996 after 44 years of marriage. He was also preceded in death by his brother Gilbert Fargen and sister Mary Leins. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


James W Faulconer, 80, Inverness, FL
JAMES WILFORD FAULCONER, age 80, Inverness, died May 6, 2014 under the loving care of his family, the staff of Arbor Trail and Hospice of Citrus County. James was born on November 19, 1933 in LaMonte, MO to the late Paul and Essie (Fisher) Faulconer. He was a machinist and contractor, working many years remodeling homes. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed gardening. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 37 years, Joanne Faulconer; sons James, Richard and his wife Barbara and Paul Faulconer; daughter Vally Kay Pratt and her husband Terry; sister Eula Ann Trelow; many grandchildren and more than 22 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother Paul. James will be missed by his family and many dear friends and fishing buddies. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


John W Faulkenberg, 79, Inverness, FL
John W. Faulkenberg, 79, Inverness died May 10, 2014 at Diamond Ridge Health & Rehab Center in Lecanto. Mr Faulkenberg was born in Lapel, IN on July 6, 1934 to the late John E. and Esther (Presser) Faulkenberg and moved here 12 years ago from Dugger, IN. He was retired from General Motors after 37 years of service as a tool foreman. Survivors include his wife, Susan Peters Faulkenberg, Inverness; his children, Kerry Faulkenberg and Jama Webb; a sister, Virginia Moran; 10 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Private cremation with Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Rev. Roy A Fiske, 91, Inverness, FL
THE REV. ROY ALBION FISKE, age 91, Inverness, died July 15, 2014 at his residence under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Roy was born on February 20, 1923 in Wilmington, MA to the late Albion W. and Edith (Pope) Fiske. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Florida Southern College in 1953, and studied at Emory University Candler School of Theology, receiving his Bachelor's Degree of Divinity. He served the ministry in several Florida churches in the United Methodist Conference for over 25 years. He attended First United Methodist Church of Inverness after relocating to this area in 2006 from Lutz, FL. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 66 years, Marjorie (Smith) Fiske; sons Barry M. Fiske and wife Gail, Inverness, Darrell N. Fiske, MD, and wife Joanne, Palm City, FL, Gregory L. Fiske and wife Carole, Brandon, FL; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his siblings, two brothers and one sister. Pastor Fiske's life will be celebrated on Sunday, July 20th, 3:00 PM at Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Oliver of the First United Methodist Church of Tarpon Springs officiating. Burial will follow on Monday at Garden of Memories Cemetery, Tampa. Friends will visit the family on Sunday at the funeral home from 2:30 until service time. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being received by Hospice of Citrus County or the Methodist Children's Home.


Ronald E Fox, 81, Inverness, FL
Ronald E. Fox, age 81, died May 17, 2014 under the loving care of his wife and Hospice of Citrus County. Ronald was born on October 25, 1932 in North Tonawanda, NY. He served our country in the United States Army during the Korean War. Ron was employed by Midland Machinery in Tonawanda as a mechanic. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 57 years, June E. Fox; son Ronald E. Fox, Jr., Brampton, Canada; daughter Joanne Tournade, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming; brother Richard G. Fox, North Tonawanda, NY and sisters Gladys Oddo, Hinsdale, FL, Audrey Gouda, Newfame, NY, Carol Schneider, Amherst, NY; three grandsons Mason, Robert and John and 5 great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


John E Fuquay, 81, Floral City, FL
JOHN E. FUQUAY, age 81, Floral City, died June 3, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. John was born on December 19, 1932 in Evansville, IN to the late Henry and Harpie Bell (Harmon) Fuquay. He proudly served our country in the United States Air Force from 1952-1956 as an aircraft mechanic during the Korean War. John lived in California for more than 40 years, owning a barber shop "Sycamore Street Barber Shop." He was an excellent golfer and enjoyed cooking and grilling outdoors. He is survived by his wife's Uncle Donald Hill of Godfrey, IL and his extended family as well as a niece Judy Lipking and her family of Evansville, IN. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Marilyn after 56 years of marriage. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Michael A Gassew, 48, Inverness, Fl
Michael A. Gassew, 48, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Monday, June 16, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born on May 7, 1966 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was an electrician in the constuction industry. Michael arrived in this area 5 years ago, coming from Philadelphia, was a Catholic by faith, and enjoyed fishing and rebuilding cars. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Gassew. Survivors include his loving mother, Catherine Malcolm; his long time loving companion, Patty McDonald; children Christopher Gassew of Inverness and Tresha Gassew of Atco, New Jersey; brother Bob Gassew; sister Christina Gassew; step-brothers Joseph and Edward Malcolm; step-sisters Cindy and Terry Malcolm; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Robert L Gilbreath, 83, Inverness, Fl
Robert L. Gilbreath, 83, of Inverness, FL passed away at his residence on May 18, 2014. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on November 22, 1930 to the late George and Margaret (Asplund) Gilbreath. Robert served our country in the U.S. Army in Korea and Japan, and was an electromechanical designer in the aerospace industry. He arrived in this area in 1993, coming from Satellite Beach, FL. Robert was an active member in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness's for 43 years. He enjoyed preaching the good news of God's Kingdom, teaching the bible, and spending time with family and friends. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Ruth Gilbreath. Other survivors include son David Mike Gilbreath of Indian Harbour, FL; 2 grandchildren, Damion and Crystal; and 3 great-grandchildren, Brandon, Meryl-Lynn, and Sharley. He was preceded in death by son James Pat Gilbreath. A Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, May 31, 1:00 P.M. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness's, 110 N. Central Avenue, Inverness, FL. 34452. Cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Joyce A Halicky, 71, Inverness, FL
JOYCE A. HALICKY, age 71, Inverness, died June 24, 2014 at her residence under the loving care of her family and with the assistance of Hospice of Citrus County. Joyce was born on October 2, 1942 in Chicago, IL to the late Paul and Bernice (Marek) McCormick. She was the supervisor of production at Western Electric in the Service Division for 20 years. Joyce was a student of the Bible, an active minister of Jehovah's Witnesses and loved her ministry work. She will be deeply missed by her husband of 33 years, Harry J. Halicky; daughter and son-in-law Paula and James Anderson, all of Inverness; sister and brother-in-law Mary and Steve Adams, Normal, IL and niece and nephew Mary Katherine Fitzgerald and Andrew Adams. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Inverness South Congregation Kingdom Hall. Please consider donations in Joyce's memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Bobby G Hancock, 74, Inverness, FL
BOBBY GENE HANCOCK, age 74, Inverness, died July 1, 2014 at Shands at UF with his family by his side. A native Floridian, Bobby was born in Inverness on September 29, 1939 to the late Cleveland and Estelle (Wiley) Hancock. He served our country in the United States Navy. Bobby was a commercial tile contractor. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #354 in Melbourne. An avid sportsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, airboating and golfing. He was the Colorado State champion in motocross in the over 50 age category. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 47 years, Patsy S. Hancock; sons Michael S. (Rita) Hancock, Colorado Springs, CO and Mark W. Hancock, Mt. Dora, FL; daughter Catherine G. Larson, Columbia, SC; grandchild Jennifer Todd and three great-grandchildren Elizabeth, Jonathan and Abigail. A celebration and tribute to Bobby's life will be held on Monday, July 7, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family will receive friends in visitation from 9:00 AM until the hour of service. Please consider donations in Bobby's memory to Make A Wish Foundation in lieu of flowers.


James S Hawley, Jr., 51, Port Richey, FL
JAMES STEWART (ACE) HAWLEY, JR., age 51, died July 5, 2014 under the care of his loving family and HPH Hospice in Brooksville. James was born on February 12, 1963 in Pompano Beach, FL to James Hawley, Sr. and Virginia (Zellman) Hawley. Throughout his lifetime, he worked at many different venues, as a mover for a moving company, and as a taxi cab driver. James enjoyed recording music and movies, liked playing his guitar, riding his motorcycle and being with his three dogs, Rambo, Buddy and Precious. Left to cherish his memory are his children Jeff (Danielle) Hawley and Jessica Hawley, all of Springhill, FL, his mother Virginia Hawley, Floral City; grandchildren Mya and Caleb and siblings J. Franklin Hawley, MD, John Hawley, Apopka, FL, Heather Hawley, Floral City and Elaine Ponce, Inverness. He was preceded in death by sisters Deborah and Marcella Hawley. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Ruth L Heath, 97, Homosassa, FL
Ruth Lucille Heath, 97, of Sugarmill Woods, Homosassa, FL, passed away peacefully and went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at Hospice House of Lecanto, FL. Born April 27, 1917 in Oregon, IL, the daughter of Charles Frederick Harris and Edith Abigail Howard Harris, she lived most of her adult life in Hagerstown, IN with her husband Leonard who preceded her in death. She then moved to Florida in 1993. Ruth, a born again Christian served as assistant secretary, 20 yrs to the House of Prayer, Lewisville, IN, led intercessory prayer groups both in IN and FL. She played golf and tennis and was an avid fan of both sports. Ruth was the devoted wife to her husband Leonard L. Heath, loving mother to her son, Joel Heath, AZ and daughter, Kathleen Bryn, FL, loving grandmother to Col. Heather L. Garrett, KY, Jason J. Bryn, VA, Eric N. Heath, New Zealand, Sheila Keys, CA, loving great-grandmother to Megan, Thomas, and Ellie Bryn, VA. She is survived by her youngest brother Philip Harris, N.J. Her cremains will be buried next to her husband, Leonard L. Heath in West Lawn Cemetery, Hagerstown, in August of 2014 where graveside services will be held in celebration of her life.


Pistoll Heinz, 96, Inverness, FL
Heinz Pistoll, age 96, Inverness, died June 20, 2014 under the care of his loving family and Hospice of Citrus County.  Heinz was born in Germany on March 2, 1918 to Hans Paul and Linda (Haak) Pistoll.  He emigrated to America with his parents at age 8 and made his life here.  He served our country in the US Air Force and Army during WWII.  Heinz and his wife, Ellen, lived in Florida for over 20 years, initially as winter residents from Washington State, but more recently as permanent residents of Inverness.  He loved being near the water and being warm.  He enjoyed spending his free time reading and advocating for environmental and self-sustaining solutions, such as solar power and family farming. He often wrote letters to newspapers and local and national politicians on such issues.   Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 24 years, Ellen; sons Carl Silski, OH; Larry Pistoll, WA; Lynn Pistoll, New Zealand; daughter Linda Tuttle, WA: and eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. A celebration and tribute to Heinz’s life will be held on Thursday, 26 June 2014 at 3:00pm at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Citrus County


Eugenia A High, 77, Beverly Hills, Fl
Eugenia Ann High, 77, of Beverly Hills, Florida passed away on May 26, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, Florida. She was born on February 14, 1937 in Wilmington, Delaware to the late Walter and Ethel (Cunningham) Garrett. Eugenia was a homemaker, and arrived in this area in 1990, coming from New Castle, Delaware. She attended Hernando United Methodist Church, and was a member of the Citrus County Shooting Club. Eugenia was a talented artist. She enjoyed creating oil paintings, pencil sketching, and acrylics. She also enjoyed sewing, cooking, and reading. She was preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy Shackelford of Wilmington. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Richard M. High of Beverly Hills. Other survivors include children Dale High of New York City, NY, Brian (Tina) High of Newark, DE, and Katherine Jennings of Wilmington, DE. 3 Grandchildren and 3 Great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Clifford D Holland, 92, Inverness, FL
Clifford D. Holland, 92, Inverness died June 15, 2014 at home. A native of St Catharines Ontario, Canada, he was born Oct 22, 1921 to the late John and Mabel (Constable) Holland. He attended local schools and Queens University (Engineering 43) in Kingston, Ontario and married his college sweetheart, Harriet Martin in 1946. She died in 1987 following 41 years of marriage. He resided in Thorold, Ontario until 1953, then relocated to Utica, NY, becoming a U. S. Citizen in 1959. He was an agent for the Equitable Assurance Co. and active in estate planning. He served as President and Director of the Life Underwriters Association and co-founded the Estate Planning Council of Mohawk Valley. Other affiliations include Inverness Country Club, Seven Oaks Golf Club, and Thousand Island Club. He is survived by his daughter, Doran Doss, Inverness; four brothers, Donald of Toronto; Robert of St Catharines, Ontario; James and Howard, both of Thorold Canada; his sisters, Margaret Thieson of Thorold and Mabel Primeau of Oakville; 2 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his second wife, Marie Beatty Holland in 2000, his daughter, Diane, a brother John, and sister, Betty Smallman. Private cremation arrangements with Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Douglas J Hotchkiss, 61, Crystal River, FL
Douglas J. Hotchkiss, 61, of Crystal River, Florida passed away Monday, June 16 2014 at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center in Crystal River. He was born on April 11, 1953 in Manchester, Connecticut to the late William C. and Elaine N. (Clark) Hotchkiss. Douglas was a Carpenter in the construction industry, and arrived in this in 2012, coming from San Francisco, CA. He loved tinkering and improving anything that needed to be fixed. Survivors include his daughter, Lisa La Pointe of Connecticut; siblings Bruce Hotchkiss of Nevada, and Sandy Plumadore of Inverness; and 2 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Claude B Hughes, 94, Dunnellon, FL
Claude Robert "Bob" Hughes, 94, Dunnellon, FL, passed away June 22, 2014 at the Citrus Hospice House in Lecanto, FL. Mr. Hughes, the youngest of twelve children, was born April 27, 1920 in Kings Mountain, NC to the late William Gordon Hughes and Florence (Wells) Hughes. Bob and his family moved to Florida in 1961.  He was a retired ranch and farm manager who served our country in the U.S. Army during WW II. He was a long-time deacon at First Baptist Church of Dunnellon and is currently a member of Maranatha Baptist Church, Ocala, FL. Survivors include his wife of 73 Years, Sue (Franklin) Hughes; three children, James Hughes and his wife, Carolyn of Inverness; Buddy Lee Hughes and wife, Wylene of Six Mile, S.C.; Bobbie Sue Brown and husband, Richard of Jacksonville, FL; 7 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, June 28th, 3:00 PM at the Harris Funeral Home of Kings Mountain, NC with Dr. Steve Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain Rest Cemetery. Visitation will be at 2:00 pm until the hour of service. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home is assisting with local arrangements.


Betty Ireson, 88, Hernando, FL
Betty Ireson, 88, Hernando, died May 11, 2014 at her residence. She was born in Bluefield, WV to the late Clarence and Athelia Crowell on March 21, 1926. She was a graduate of Beaver High School in Bluefield, WV and Alabama State College for Women at Montevallo, AL. She taught chemistry at Bluefield College in Bluefield, VA and Chemistry and Physics at Graham High School in Bluefield for 43 years. She retired in 1994 and moved to Hernando, FL in 1995. Her affiliations include the Hernando United Methodist Church, Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club; Beta Sigma Phi Sorority; Red Hat Society; Citrus Hills Women's Club; and O.E.S. Chapter 102 in Bluefield. Survivors include her daughter, Rebecca Joyce Hodges, Citrus Hills; a sister, June Nash and her husband, Paul of Citrus Hills. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Wade Hodges, Thomas Ireson. Betty's life will be remembered at a Celebration of Life on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory. Interment will be at a later date in Bluefield, WV. In lieu of flowers the family requests any donations be sent to Hernando United Methodist Church in Hernando, FL.


Thomas E Jenkins, 83, Floral City, FL
Thomas Edwin Jenkins, age 83, Floral City, died June 4, 2014 at Woodland Terrace. A native Floridian, Thomas was born in Palm Harbor on March 9, 1931 to the late Guy B. and Mary Belle (Sutton) Jenkins. An excellent mechanic, who helped many of his friends and neighbors with their automotive problems, he was employed as an automotive service writer. He served our country in the United States Army during the Korean War. Thomas enjoyed pickin-n-grinnin, fishing and NASCAR racing. He was admired for being an adventurous food eater, especially spicy dishes. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 60 years, Dora Darlene Jenkins, his son Joe Jenkins and fiancee Patty Summy, all of Floral City, brother Larry Jenkins, Dunedin and sister Virginia Worsham, Palm Harbor; four grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Graveside committal service will be held on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Curlew Pioneer Cemetery next to the Curlew United Methodist Church in Palm Harbor. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


George R Johnson, 94, Inverness, FL
GEORGE R. JOHNSON, age 94, Inverness, died June 18, 2014 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. George was born on October 18, 1919 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Edward and Theresa (Mullin) Johnson. He proudly served our country in the United States Army during WWII. George was employed by the City of New York as an marine and aviation auto engineman. He was a member of VFW 4337 and Suncoast Chapter of the DAV. He was very proud of his Irish and Danish heritage. Survivors include sons George (Ellen) Johnson, Hicksville, NY and Gary (Patrice) Johnson, Roseville, CA; daughters Judith (Dave) Wingate, Hernando and Cheryl Johnson, Inverness; brother John Johnson; sisters Delores Rapecis and Lorraine Johnson, 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Gladys and siblings Edward, Gerard and Marjorie. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Burial will follow with military honors at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will greet friends in visitation from 9:00 AM until the procession forms for the church service at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Kenneth K Kincaid, 92, Inverness, FL
Kenneth K. Kincaid, age 92, Inverness, died May 13, 2014 at his residence. Ken was born on January 24, 1922 in Kathryn, WV to the late Theodore and Eliza (O'Connor) Kincaid. He served our country in the United States Army during WWII, landing on the beach in Normandy on D-day and was wounded in action, receiving a Purple Heart. After the war ended, he returned to work in the coal mines, then was employed as a machinist for General Motors. Ken is survived by his son Kertner and wife Cynthia Kincaid of Hernando, their children Amy, Beth, Tabitha, Jennifer, Eric and Joey as well as 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Sylvia Kincaid in 2008 after 63 years of marriage. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Staci A Kline, 50, Inverness, FL
STACI A. KLINE, age 50, died May 7, 2014 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family and under the care of HPH Hospice while a beautiful sunset lit up her transition. Staci was born on May 6, 1964 in Elmira, NY. An advocate for education, she served in the Carthage, NY Central School System as an elementary principal. She also excelled as a music teacher, playing both base and the euphonium and was involved in school organizations and community theater. Staci enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, traveling and boating. She battled her many health issues with courage, poise and grace. Left to cherish her memory is her lifetime partner of 26 years, Sue Whitney; brothers Joseph (Shannon) Kline, Charlotte, NC; sister Kandi (Daniel) Ranson, Huntersville, NC; brother-in-law, Lee Michael (Deborah) Whitney, Inverness; sister-in-law, Ann (Douglas) O\'Connor, Highland Mills, NY; nieces Melissa and Heather and nephews Jacob, Andrew, Cooper, Conor, Zachariah, Adam, Michael, Donald and great-nephew Gavin, Michael, Wade, Chad and Karl. She was preceded in death by her father, Ronald M. Kline. A kind and compassionate person, she will be deeply missed by all of those whose lives she touched in her short time here. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. A further celebration of life will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 11:00 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Clayton, NY with a reception following at the Clayton Opera House. Please consider donations in Staci\'s memory to HPH Hospice, Citrus Office, 3545 N. Lecanto Hwy, Beverly Hills, FL 34465 in lieu of flowers so that they may continue giving to others the special care they gave to our beloved Staci. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Bonney L Klotz, 65, Inverness, FL
BONNEY LEA KLOTZ, age 65, Inverness, went peacefully to Heaven on May 6, 2014 at her residence under the loving care of her family. Bonney was born on April 18, 1949 in Norwalk, CT to the late Frank and Elsa (Zinser) Fitch. Bonney loved music, her dog "Champ" and had a passion for birds. She especially liked having "girl time" and having fun with her friends and daughters. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters Christina (husband Joseph) Pisciotta of AL, Victoria Pendleton, Jaclyn Klotz (fiance Scott Singer) both of Inverness and their father, John Allen Klotz; and Melissa Smith, who she considered a daughter; brothers Scott and Steven Fitch and sisters Isabella (Dave) Hopp and Annette Suares, all of Nowalk, CT; four granddaughters Hannah, Hayden, Hayla and Serenity. A celebration and tribute to Bonney's life will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Please consider donations in Bonney's memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270 , Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Larry E Kyle, 60, Inverness, Fl
Larry Edward Kyle, 60, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Monday, June 16, 2014 at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. He was born on June 28, 1953 to the late Walter F. and Betty Ferne (Henshaw) Kyle. Larry arrived in this area 20 years ago, and was employed by AutoZone auto parts company for 8 years. He enjoyed fishing, and walking on the beach. He was preceded in death by one son, Larry Kyle. He is survived by his loving wife of 15 years, Janice Kyle. Other survivors include children Jason Kyle of Daytona Beach, Florida, Michael Snoke, Garner, Iowa, and Maria Kyle of Garner, Iowa; stepchildren Deborah Perry of Inverness, David Williams of Beverly Hills, Florida, Denise Hopper of Dunedin, Florida, and Daniel Williams of Constable, New York. 1 grandchild, 11 step-grandchildren; and 4 great-step grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Monday, June 23, 10:30 A.M. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness. Burial will follow at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, Florida. As per the families request, please do not send flowers. Donations are requested to Healing Horses One Child At A Time, 8322 Fussell Drive, Wesley Chapel, FL., 33545. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, is in charge of arrangements.


Michael J Laramee, 51, Inverness, FL
Michael J. Laramee, age 51, Inverness, died June 9, 2014. Michael was born on November 23, 1962 in Concord, NH to the late Eugene J. and Marie (Lane) Laramee. He was employed as a restaurant server. Survivors include his daughter Cherish Laramee; brothers Edward Laramee, Homosassa and Dennis Laramee, AZ; sisters, Jennifer Marden, Inverness, Sandra Colby, Citrus Springs, Lorraine Blennau, Leslie Woodruff and Tammy Stauffer, all of Inverness. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Richard M Levy, 75, Hernando, FL
Richard Mayer Levy, age 75, passed away on May 9, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph M. Levy and Jewel Freidman Levy, and his sister, Carol Fisher, all of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is survived by his devoted wife, Martha, son and daughter-in-law David and Barbara Levy, daughter and son-in-law Amy and Wayne Sherman, stepson and daughter-in-law Alex and Nina Stoeck, grandchildren Jenna Sherman, Oliver and Benjamin Levy, and Charlotte and Barbara Stoeck. Born in Pittsburgh on April 22, 1939, he attended Miami University of Ohio. In 1960 he began his career with Royal of Pittsburgh, a costume jewelry wholesaler. In early 1972 he moved to Denver, Colorado, where he established a furniture wholesale company, RML and Associates, which remained in business for over 25 years. In 1989 he moved to Lynden, Washington. Richard and Martha married in 2002 and moved to Hernando, Florida where they maintained an active retirement together for 12 years. Richard was an avid watch collector with a special expertise in pocket watches. He maintained an active trading business in rare watch parts and tools for many years. Richard was best known for his ability to meet people and put them at ease, and could often be seen riding his Segway around the neighborhood visiting friends and talking to people on the street. The family will receive his many friends at a memorial service which will be held at Charles E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, Florida on Thursday, May 15th at 4:00pm.


Charles F Lucente, 89, Inverness, FL
Charles "Charlie" Francis Lucente of Inverness died in Hospice care on May 4, 2014 at 89 years of age. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Dagmar, three sons, Chuck (Teresa) of Pine Ridge, Randy (Linda) of Kennesaw, GA, and Larry (Sandy) of Bethlehem, PA, 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, Robert of Walnutport, PA and a sister, Marie Scattene of Bethlehem, PA. He was predeceased by his father, Romeo and mother, Mary Alice (McShane) of Bethlehem, PA. He was born in Allentown, PA and grew up in Bethlehem, PA. After graduating high school in 1942, he joined the Army, trained as a gunner on the 105mm Howitzer at Camp Shelby, MS, with the 69th Infantry Division and deployed to England and France with that unit. The 69th Division entered combat as the Battle of the Bulge was ending, fought in the Hurtgen Forest and Harz Mountains in Germany, and was the first Allied unit to link up with the Russians on the Elbe River. After the war, he was employed at the Allen Laundry in Allentown, PA. He moved to Florida when he became manager of the Miami facility. Charlie's retirement brought him to Inverness and he became invovled in the Elks Lodge, 2522 as a life member. For 13 years he served as an instructor and area coordinator for AARP driver safety classes in Citrus, Levy, Sumter and Dixie counties. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 9, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Inverness Elks Lodge No. 2522 officiating. Military honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to Hospice of Citrus County of the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Virginia C Markey, 89, Inverness, Fl
VIRGINIA C. MARKEY, age 89, Inverness, died June 5, 2014 at Citrus Health and Rehab Center, surrounded by her loving family. A native Floridian, Virginia was born in St. Petersburg on February 1, 1925 to the late Clyde and Sarah Elizabeth (Herb) McBrien. She graduated from St. Petersburg High School with the Class of '43. She was employed by Orange Blossom Groves. Virginia was a member of Fort Cooper DAR and the Roger Williams Family Association. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she was an excellent cook, seamstress and even knew how to upholster furniture. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters Beverly (husband-Terry) Gentry, Inverness, Karen (husband-Mike) Janczy, Waldorf, MD and Kathy (husband-Billy) Daugherty, Seminole, FL; a sister June Harvey, Jacksonville, FL; seven grandchildren and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Donald and her son, Donald Markey, Jr. Inurnment will take place at a later date next to her beloved husband at Bay Pines Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


DeVon Matthewson, 74, Homosassa, FL
DEVON MATTHEWSON, JR., age 74, Homosassa, died May 30, 2014 surrounded by his loving family and under the care of HPH Hospice. DeVon was born on December 27, 1939 in Durand, MI to the late DeVon and Neva Matthewson. He was a professional drywall finisher working in the construction industry. A loving husband, father and grandfather, he was very social, enjoyed being with people and enjoyed playing cards. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 27 years, Linda Matthewson; sons Troy Cal Matthewson, Homosassa and DeVon Matthewson, III (wife- Carrie), New Port Richie; Daughters, Deborah Lynn Clary (husband-Eddie) Holiday, Donah Matthewson (husband-Pete), Homosassa; stepdaughters Melissa Ferraro, Homosassa, Samantha Ferraro, Howell, MI and Rebecca Ferraro, Springhill; brothers George Fortress, MI and James Matthewson, GA and sister Pat Edwards, MO; 17 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Ruby I McCutcheon, 81, Homosassa, FL
RUBY IMOGENE CAVENDISH McCUTCHEON was born on September 4, 1932 in Swiss, WV to parents Burl S. and Julia Alice Acord Cavendish. Ruby married her sweetheart of nearly 64 years, Thomas Elbert McCutcheon on April 28, 1950, after which they were blessed with three children, Peggy Anne (Ronnie) Green, Pulaski, VA, Patsy Lynn Burgess, Homosassa, FL and Thomas E. (Kathy) McCutcheon, Salem, VA. Ruby had three brothers who preceded her in death, Freddie Lewis, Charles Clayton, and George Robert (Bob) Cavendish and two sisters, Ethel Cox Oliver, Summersville, WV and Shirley Johnson, Keslers Cross Lanes, WV. Ruby and Elbert were also blessed with seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Ruby was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend to everyone she met. Elbert and Ruby lived and raised their three children in St. Petersburg, FL but had moved back to their home in Keslers Cross Lanes , WV. She continued to winter in FLorida and was enjoying the sunshine and the company of her family when she fell ill and was hospitalized at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness where she passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Ruby enjoyed many hobbies: sewing, quilting, cooking, reading, gardening and crossword puzzles but mainly enjoyed taking care of her family. Ruby was a member of Bethel Methodist Church of Poe, WV. Ruby is survived by her honey, Elbert, daughters Peggy and Patsy, son Tom, seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service was held at Trinity Independent Baptist Church in Inverness on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 2:00 PM An additional graveside committal service was held on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 2:00 PM at North Royal Palm Cemetery in St. Petersburg, FL with Pastor Jerry Bloxton officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Ruby\'s memory be made to your local Hospice. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is in charge of arrangements.


Mildred R Melton, 69, Inverness, Fl
Mildred R. "Millie" Melton, 69, of Inverness, Florida passed away on May 17, 2014 at Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness. She was born on December 2, 1944 in Mt. Eagle, TN to the late William M. and Ada R. (White) Hendry. Mildred was a housekeeper for homes and businesses, and arrived in this area in 2007, coming from Marathon, Florida. She was a Baptist by faith, and enjoyed crocheting, knitting, NASCAR races, flower gardening, and spending time with her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 39 years, Lloyd Melton. Other survivors include children, Lisa (Lloyd) Lumbert of Loxahatchee, FL, Bobby Cotner of Lehigh Acres, FL, and Ila (Mike) Sippel of Inverness,; 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 children, Tommy and Frankie Cotner. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Tuesday, May 20, 1:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Edward F Merrifield, 72, Inverness, FL
EDWARD F. "POPEYE" MERRIFIELD, JR., age 72, Inverness, died June 1, 2014 under the dedicated and loving care of his family at his residence. Ed was born on February 19, 1942 in Pawtucket, RI to the late Edward F. Merrifield, Sr. and Margaret (Hodie) Merrifield. He was the owner/operator of his own truck, leasing to Jones Motors. He enjoyed camping and fishing and liked owning and driving his antique cars. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 51 years, Theresa; children Debbie, David, Darlene, Dawn and Deanna; his sister Beverly; six grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Harrison D Miller, 96, Floral City, FL
HARRISON DERING \\\"DUB\\\" MILLER, age 96, of Floral City, died July 4, 2014 under the loving care of his family and HPH Hospice. Dub was born on September 25, 1917 in Clarksburg, WV, to the late Guy and Onna (Riley) Miller. He moved to West Palm Beach with his family in 1920 and lived there until 1990, graduating from Palm Beach High School in 1939. Dub proudly served our country in the United States Navy during WWII and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight while landing a plane that was hit with enemy fire when the pilot had been wounded and was unconscious, even though as an aviation radioman second class, he had no prior experience in piloting planes. He then dove into gasoline-covered waters and tried to remove the injured pilot, persisting in his efforts until he was exhausted. After the end of WWII, he became a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in West Palm Beach, FL. Dub was a lifetime member of VFW Post #2007; a 60-year member of the Masonic Lodge #138; a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers for over 60 years; West Palm Beach Police Department Auxiliary Captain and was affiliated with the Boy Scout Troop #13 as a scoutmaster in West Palm Beach. After his relocation to Floral City in 1990, he joined the VFW Post #7122 and served as a volunteer with Citrus Memorial Hospital Auxiliary for over 20 years. He was a member of Floral City United Methodist Church. Left to cherish his memory are his sons Andrew (wife-Judy) Miller, West Palm Beach, FL and James R. (wife-Carol) Miller, Tallahassee, FL; 7 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife Henrietta Christine Miller and his second wife Lottie Rozof. A celebration and tribute to Dub\\\'s life will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family will greet friends in visitation from 2:00 until the hour of service. Inurnment will be private at Florida National Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial donations in Dub\\\'s memory are requested to Citrus Memorial Hospital Auxiliary in lieu of flowers.


William J Mittler, 78, Inverness, Fl
WILLIAM JAMES MITTLER, age 78, Inverness, died June 14, 2014 at Arbor Trail Health and Rehab Center. William was born on April 2, 1936 in New York City to the late Henry and Nettie (Hall) Mittler. He was employed as a long distance truck driver. William enjoyed collecting antique guns and knives. He was a NASCAR fan and old car collector and enjoyed reading. Left to cherish his memory is his wife M. Fransie Mittler; son James Mittler, SC; daughter-in-law Sherry Mittler; grandchildren Renee and Terri and great-grandsons Russell and J.D. He was preceded in death by a son, Jerry. Private inurnment at Hills of Rest Cemetery. Arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


John G Mommers, 85, Homosassa, Fl
John G. Mommers, 85, Homosassa, Florida passed away on Sunday, June 15, 2014 at his residence. He was born on August 19, 1928 in The Netherlands to the late Pierre and Josephine (Snelling) Mommers. John was a Corporate President in the steel mill industry, and arrived in this area in 1986 coming from the Boston Massachusetts area, and he enjoyed driving his Mercedes Benz. Survivors include children Emil Mommers of Roscoe, Ill., and Hubertine M. (Allen) Fritz of Hunt Valley, Maryland. 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Private arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Ronald S Morgan, 75, Inverness, FL
RONALD SEARS MORGAN, age 75, Inverness, died July 23, 2014 at his residence. Ron was born on February 28, 1939 in Alturas, FL to the late Laurie and Marie (Seager) Morgan. Ron was a plant manager for Florida Mining Company and also worked the auction sales barn in Milton, FL for cattle sales for many years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, being in the outdoors and liked being a cowboy. Left to cherish his memory are his three daughters Susan Alfino, Inverness, Pamela (James) Pernice, Ocala and Kimberly Morgan, Safety Harbor, FL, sisters Patricia (Robert) Lyons, Lecanto and Joyce Palmerton, Winter Haven; 3 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister Delores Morgan. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


John M Murawski, 85, Inverness, Fl
JOHN MARION MURAWSKI, age 85, Inverness, died July 14, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. John was born on February 24, 1929 in Detroit, MI to the late John S. and Lillian (Marok) Murawski. He proudly served our country in the United States Air Force, WWII. John was an excellent artist and avid cross stitcher, gifting many of he creations to family and friends. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Wendy McDougall, WA and Molly Murawski, HI; his five grandchildren; brother Michael Murawski, TX; sisters Barbara Clemens, MI, Lola Peterson, FL, Diane Pieknik, MI; and a special niece Peggy Anne and her husband Steve Adelman along with many other nieces and nephews. Sons John W. Murawski, Steven F. Murawski and brother, Joseph Murawski, predeceased him. Military Service: 10:30am September 15, 2014 National Cemetery of the Pacific, HI.


Nelson G Mys, 74, Inverness, FL
NELSON G. MYS, age 74, Inverness, went to his heavenly home May 7, 2014 at his residence under the loving care of his family. Nelson was born on March 20, 1940 in McBain, MI to the late George and Martha (Stahl) Mys. He enjoyed deep sea fishing, hunting and was an advocate for 4-wheel drivers. He was a professional bowler and member of the Senior PBA, having rolled many 300 games. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Rosemarie Mys. Other survivors include children Elizabeth (Eric) Davis, Homosassa, FL Timothy Mys, Willits, CA, Pamela Mys, Inverness, and Todd Mys, Inverness; brothers Neal (Marilyn) Mys, Grand Rapids, MI, Richard (Sherry) Mys, Allendale, MI, Lee (Sue) Mys, Fremont, MI, Sydney Mys, Grant, MI, sister Gladys (Syd) VanTunien, Zeeland, MI; 5 grandchildren. A celebration and tribute to Nelson's life will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 11:00 AM at The Citrus Shrine Club Building on Lake Nina Drive in Inverness. If family and friends so desire, donations in Nelson's memory may be made to HPH Hospice, 2939 W. Gulf-to-Lake Hwy, Lecanto, FL 34461 in lieu of flowers. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Richard Obitts, 74, Bushnell, FL
RICHARD LEE OBITTS, age 74, Bushnell, died July 1, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Richard was born on May 2, 1940 in Hagerstown, MD to the late Elwood and Evelyn Obitts. He was a brick mason in the construction industry. Richard enjoyed fishing the lakes of Citrus County with his good friends, especially Tim Bias. He is survived by his companion Geraldine James and his sister, Jane Carpenter of Brooksville. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


James G Panek, 78, Inverness, FL
JAMES G. PANEK, born October 21, 1935 in Plainfield, NJ, son of Ignatz Panek and Mary Gaspar passed away on May 25, 2014. James retired from Carpenters Local 455 in Somerville, NJ. James served with the U.S. Marine Corps, with the rank of Corporal. James interests included fishing, crossword puzzles and he enjoyed watching television. James and his wife Patricia resided in Whitehouse Station, NJ for 38 years before retiring to Inverness, FL in 2005. James and Patricia were married 55-1/2 years. He is survived by his sons James and Jeffrey; in addition four granddaughters, Elizabeth, Lauren, Samantha and Brittney; one grandson Zachary and three great-grandchildren. James also leaves two parrots, Gabby and Webster. At his request, funeral services will be private. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, Inverness or your local Human Society. Arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.


Patricia E Panek, 75, Inverness, FL
PATRICIA ELAINE PANEK, born December 30, 1938 in Somerville, NJ, daughter of Stanley J. Zawistowski and Mary Piatak passed away on May 27, 2014 of long term medical problems. Pat had many interests. She was employed for many years as an Administrative Assistant. Her hobbies included gardening, flea markets, decorating her home, and she was an avid reader. Pat's particular interest was in geneaology whereas she researched both her parents and her husband's parents to the late 1600's. Pat continued her family research until her passing. Pat and her husband James resided in Whitehouse Station, NJ for 38 years before retiring to Inverness, FL in 2005. Pat and Jim were married 55-1/2 years. She is survived by sons James and Jeffery; four granddaughters, Elizabeth, Lauren, Samantha and Brittney; one grandson Zachary and three great-grandchildren, in addition, her pet parrots, Gabby and Webster. At her request, funeral services will be private. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to either Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, Inverness or your local Humane Society. Arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Ann Paparazzi, 94, Inverness, FL
Ann G. Paparazzi, age 94, Inverness, died June 1, 2014 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Ann was born in Italy on September 10, 1919 to the late Joseph and Lucy (Mendola) Alletto. Ann worked as a receptionist in Drs. Osterhaut and Jenkins office. She was a member of the Citrus Italian American Social Club, a parishioner at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, a member of the choir, served as a lecturer and Eucharistic minister and member of the Catholic Women\'s organizations. She was a 10-year Citrus Memorial Hospital volunteer. Ann was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Dominick; her son, Frank; two brothers, Alfred and Joseph Alletto and a sister Carmen. Left to treasure the memories of her long life are sons Dominick (Jeneen) Paparazzi of Brandon and Joseph (Janice) Paparazzi of Pembrooke Pines; daughters Rachel M. Spencer, Inverness and Patricia (Barry) Greenfield, St. Petersburg; brothers Vincent (Jean) Alletto and Frank (JoAnn) Alletto; sister Gloria (Vincent) DeCandia; 7 grandchildren and one great grandson. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. The family will greet friends in visitation from 11:00 AM until the procession forms for the church at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Inurnment will take place at a later date at the Florida National Cemetery, where Ann will be laid to rest next to her beloved Dominick. Please consider donations in Ann\'s memory to Hospice of Citrus County-for the Lecanto Hospice House; P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Michael E Perez, 65, Floral City, FL
Michael Edward Perez, 65, of Floral City, Florida passed away on May 13, 2014. He was a Boiler Maker and a Christian, and arrived in this area 15 years ago, coming from Tampa, Florida. Michael is survived by his fiance, Kim Jackson. Other survivors include children Mike Perez II, Mike Perez III, Jeannie McKinney, and Michelle Calloway. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Dorothy Petrazzolo, 97, Beverly Hills, FL
Dorothy Petrazzolo, 97, of Beverly Hill, FL passed away April 30, 2014 at Hospice of Citrus County, Lecanto, FL. She was born on April 29, 1917 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Frank and Agnes (McBride) Nelson. Dorothy was a oil company secretary and arrived in this area in 2013 coming from Manorville, NY. She attended Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills, Her hobbies were sewing, crossword puzzles and playing bingo and cards and, at 82 years of age, tap dancing for nursing homes. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 52 years, Charles Petrazzolo. She is survived by her daughter, Carol (James R.) Stavola of Beverly Hills; grandchildren Christy, Jennifer, and Jimmy; and great-grandchildren Kaylee, Lauren, and Tyler. A visitation is scheduled for Monday, 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M., and 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Tuesday, 10:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness.


Sherrie E Pimental, 62, Lake Panasoffkee, FL
SHERRIE ELLEN PIMENTAL, age 62, Lake Panasoffkee, died May 26, 2014 at her residence. Sherrie was born on February 17, 1952 in Newport, RI to Lloyd and Agnes (Hudson) Kenyon. She was a paper carrier for the Citrus County Chronicle and the Tampa Bay Times. She dearly loved her horses and dogs, most of which were rescue animals. She is survived by her mother and stepfather George and Agnes Michaels, Hernando; her brother Lloyd D. Kenyon, Jr., MA and her companion Gary. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Ellen Pistoll, 83, Inverness, FL
ELLEN PISTOLL, age 83, Inverness, died July 15, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Ellen and her twin brother, Robert were born on February 13, 1931 in Nielston, Scotland to Allan Robert and Ellen Pollock. Sadly, her mother died during childbirth and she was raised by her Aunt Polly, her Mother's sister. Ellen's father had been badly injured during WWI, having lost a leg in battle and he died when Ellen was just thirteen. After her father's death, she and her siblings were lovingly cared for by their Aunt Polly and Uncle Jimmy who raised the children as their own. Ellen received her Registered Nurse degree and became Matron and Director of Nursing at Victoria Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland, where she worked for over 30 years. She was highly thought of and much loved by her staff and patients. She enjoyed traveling and visited many countries, including India, Australia and the Holy Land. Her love of travel led to her accompanying the Phoenix Choir to America, where she met her future husband, Heinz Pistoll. They were later married and enjoyed 24 very happy years together until his death on June 20, 2014. After being a winter visitor from Washington State for 20 years, she and Heinz relocated permanently to Florida, where she was very involved in the Inverness Garden Club and First Presbyterian Church. Left to cherish her memory is her twin brother Robert and his wife Irene of Scotland; Heinz's children Carl Silski, OH, Larry Pistoll, WA and Lynn Pistoll, New Zealand, Linda Tuttle, WA and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sisters Jemina Patison and Barbara Pollock. A celebration and tribute to Ellen's life will be held on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 1:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church of Inverness. The family wishes to thank the minister and church family for their spiritual comfort and kindness and her neighbors and friends for their loving support of Ellen during this sad time. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Ellen's memory to either Hospice of Citrus County or The Path of Citrus County. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Debra E Queen, 56, Inverness, Fl
DEBRA E. QUEEN, age 56, Inverness, died July 4, 2014 surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Debra was born on January 17, 1958 in Chicago, IL to David and Charmaine (Heinke) Turner. She was employed as a waitress at the Old World in Floral City. A gifted artist, Debra enjoyed making jewelry and was a broken china/tile mosaic artist as well. She loved to fish and liked going to the beach. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter and son-in-law April and Paul Wallner, Zephryhills, FL; her mother and stepfather Jack and Charmaine Sullivan, Inverness; grandchildren Sylas Baca, David McMillan, Jr. and Troy Wallner and siblings Mark Turner, Coral Springs, FL, Sean Sullivan, Floral City, FL, Scott Turner, Joliet, IL, John Sullivan, Elkhart, IN and Linda Turner, Beecher, IL. She was preceded in death by her biological father, David Turner. Private arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Octavia C Randall, 93, Inverness, FL
OCTAVIA CATHERINE RANDALL, age 93, Inverness, died June 19, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Octavia was born on July 19, 1920 in New York City to the late Patrick and Ocavia (Casse) Murphy. She was an avid reader and enjoyed traveling. She was Catholic by faith. Left to cherish her memory is her husband Robert; daughters Catherine L. Jones, Tampa, FL and Judith A. Albertina, Merrick, NY; brother William and sister Patricia M. Laird; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son William Pollack and a sister Alice Walter. Graveside commital services will be held at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Center Moriches, NY with arrangements by the Davin's Funeral Home. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of local arrangements.


Robertq Rashley, 92, Lecanto, Fl
Robert Rashley, 92, of Lecanto, Florida passed away on July 2, 2014 at Arbor Trail Health & Rehab in Inverness, Florida. He was a retired watch repairman and arrived in this area coming from Miami, Florida, and was a devoted member of First Baptist Church in Lecanto. He was preceded in death by his brother, John W. Rashley. He is survived by his nephew, Merton J. Rashley, Jr. of Inverness. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Patricia D Rhoades, 33, Hernando, FL
PATRICIA (PATTY) DELORES RHOADES, 33, Hernando, died Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Shands at UF. A native of Inverness, Patty was born on September 9, 1980 to John Paquin I and Katherine J. (Brown) Paquin. She was a homemaker who enjoyed music, poetry and mystery games. She was friendly and outgoing and liked family gatherings. Left to cherish her memory is her husband Charles Rhoades, Rock Island, TN; son, Jordon Paquin, Hernando; her parents John Paquin I, Silver Point, TN, her mother and stepfather, Katherine Collett and Michael Tigue, both of Hernando; maternal grandmother Libby Heffley; brothers John Paquin II and his fiancee and Patty\'s best friend, Brandi Brownell, Hernando; Freddie Fillyaw, Silver Point, TN, Eric Cottle, Jamestown, TN; sisters Jacqueline Palmar, AZ, Brenda Vanover and her companion Richard Cockerham, Hernando and Rachel Fillyaw, Crossville, TN; stepsister Jennifer Mcelroy, many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. Friends are invited to join the family at a celebration of Patty\'s life on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 4:00 PM at Hernando Beach. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Donald G Risedorf, 90, Inverness, Fl
Donald G. Risedorf, age 90, Inverness, died June 27, 2014 under the care of Arbor Trail staff and Hospice of Citrus County. Don was born on October 14, 1923 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Thomas E. and Anna Risedorf and was raised in Livingston, NJ. Don served our country in the United States Army during WWII serving 3 years in the South Pacific. He was employed by Public Service Electric and Gas Company in NJ as the chief lineman for 33 years and was a member of the Public Service Retired Employees Club- North Florida Chapter and a former member of East Hanover Township (NJ) Police Reserve and regular force for 22 years. After relocation to Inverness in 1988, he attended the First Church of God. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Doris Risedorf; daughters Donna Needham of Inverness and Sandra Iannarone of Aurora, Colorado; grandchildren Tracey (Jim), Corinne (Brock), Wendy (John), Cindy (Kevin) and Michael; three great-grandchildren, Jayden, Meagan, Kendall and special other children Laurie and Paul and their family; sister-in-law Elsie Risedorf, NY; numerous nieces and nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by brothers Wilbur, Kenneth, Norman, his sister Althea and son-in-law Jay Needham. A Funeral Tribute to Donald's life will be held on Monday, July 7, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Family will greet friends in visitation from 1:00 PM until the hour of service.


Norman W Risedorf, 91, Inverness, FL
Norman William Risedorf, age 91, Inverness, died May 13, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Norman was born on August 30, 1922 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Thomas E. and Anna M. Risedorf. For 27 years, he was employed by Nabisco Corporation as their groundskeeper. Norman served our country in the United States Army during WWII. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the Hernando Sportsman's Club. Norman is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Doris Risedorf of Inverness, a sister-in-law Elsie Risedorf, numerous nieces and nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by brothers Wilbur, Kenneth and his sister Althea. A Funeral Tribute to Norman's life will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. The family will greet friends in visitation from 10:00 AM until the hour of service.


Paul D Rosenbalm, 83, Hernando, FL
Paul D. Rosenbalm, age 83,Hernando, went to be with his Lord on June 9, 2014 surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Paul was born on September 27, 1930 in Lone Mountain, TN to the late George and Creetie Rosenbalm. He was employed as a superintendent in a roofing plant. He was a volunteer fireman in the Franklin and Sandusky, OH fire departments and also an EMT instructor. Paul was a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed reading and attending church services. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 35 years, Freda Rosenbalm; children, Ann Cox, Middletown, OH, Wichita (Charlene) Murphy, Salisbury, NC, Tracy Murphy, Sandusky, OH, Charlene Murphy, Rock City, GA, Shaun (Paege) Murphy, Sandusky, OH and Tina (James) Miller, Baltic, OH; 10 grandchildren and several great and great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, David. He will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him. A celebration and tribute to Paul\\\'s life will be held on Friday, June 13, 2014 at 1:00 PM at 1st Church of God, 5510 E. Jasmine Lane, Inverness, FL. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Helen I Rouse, 79, Floral City, FL
Helen I. Rouse, 79, Floral City died April 30, 2014. She was born in Missouri to the late Earl and Verna (Gardner) Kirkpatrick and came here in 1975 from Wisconsin. She was a retired convenience store manager for Pick-Kwik on Hwy 44. Helen enjoyed reading, her flowers, and gardening. Left to mourn their loss are her children, Patrick Rouse of Hernando; Linda Ritter of San Antonio, TX; Tina Muller of Inverness; and Connie Batson, Floral City; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Bert Rouse in 2013; her brother and sisters, Earl, Keith, Shirley, Betty, and Louise. Helen's life will be celebrated Monday, May 5th, 11:00 AM at Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Stan Stuart officiating. Burial in Florida National Cemetery. Visitation on Monday from 10:00 AM until hour of service.


Helen E Russo, 96, Inverness, FL
HELEN ELLENA RUSSO, age 96, Invernss, died July 13, 2014 at Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing Center. Helen was born on March 10, 1918 in South Fork, PA to the late Charles and Susan Dohanich. She relocated to this area in 1984 from Queens, NY. She was preceded in death by her husband Carmine after 43 years of marriage. Survivors include her niece and nephew-in-law Priscilla and Robert Hoarle of Nutley, NJ. Burial will be private at the Florida National Cemetery under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Donna L Schrump, 62, Hernando, fl
Donna L. Schrump, 62, of Hernando, Florida passed away on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida. She was born on October 29, 1951 in Landover, Maryland to the late Francis and Mary (Osborne) Stockstill. Donna was a Maryland Court Clerk, and arrived in this area in 2004 coming from the Maryland area. She was a Catholic by faith, and enjoyed all types of puzzles, and collected snow globes. Survivors include her loving husband of 43 years, Ken Schrump. Other survivors include children Kenneth S. Schrump of Hernando, Florida, and Geraldine Ballard of Kingston, North Carolina; siblings Tracy and Steven Stockstill and Tina Davis, all of Maryland; 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Karl F Schultz, 88, Homosassa, Fl
KARL FRIEDRICH SCHULTZ, age 86, Homosassa, died May 17, 2014. Karl was born in Luneberg, Germany on May 16, 2014 to the late Karl M. and Dorothea (Bayer) Schultz. He was employed as a tool and die maker. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Michael L Settle, 76, Lecanto, Fl
Michael L. Settle, 76, of Lecanto, Florida passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Seven Rivers Hospital, Crystal Rivers, Florida. He was born on December 1, 1937 in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan to the late Larry Ira and Doris (Frasier) Settle. Michael was a Christian by faith, a U.S. Navy veteran, and arrived in this area in 1989 coming from the Michigan area. He was a bus driver for Key Training Center, and enjoyed dining out, and playing cards. Survivors include his loving companion of 5 years, Georgia Jones. Other survivors include children Michele (Eric) Morrison of Apopka, Florida, and Edward M. Traylor IV of Barcelona, Spain; and 6 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Betty L Shipley, 84, Inverness, Fl
Betty L. Shipley, 84, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, Lecanto, Florida. She was born in Mt. Vernon, Illinois on February 8, 1930 to the late Lester I and Frona (Hunter) Mahan. Betty was a hostess and cashier in the restaurant business, and arrived in this area in 1987, coming from St. Petersburg, Florida. She attended Redemption Christian Church in Inverness and enjoyed yard work and gardening, reading, loved watching birds, and spending time with family and friends. She is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Melvin L. Shipley. Other survivors include sons Larry (Elizabeth) Lovan of Anderson, SC, and Robbie Lovan of St. Petersburg, FL., 2 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 3 step-children, 14 step grandchildren, and 24 step great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by siblings Dale, Edward, and Barbara. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Sandra M Sidorski, 79, Lecanto, FL
SANDRA M. SIDORSKI, age 79, Crystal River, died June 23, 2014. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Glenn L Sivia, Sr., 84, Lecanto, FL
GLENN L. SIVIA, Sr., age 84, Lecanto, died June 19, 2014 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Glenn was born on June 16, 1930 in Anna, IL to the late Leland J. and Helen (Medlin) Sivia. He proudly served our country in the United States Air Force. Glenn was an excellent carpenter, working in the construction industry. He enjoyed working around his home and in his yard. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 64 years, Doris Sivia; sons James (wife-Krisandra) Sivia, VA and Glenn, Jr. (wife-Deena) Sivia, Lecanto; daughters Sherry (husband-John) Daugherty, Hernando and Tina Daugherty, Homosassa; 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. A tribute and celebration of Glenn's life will be held on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 1:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory followed by burial with military honors at Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends in visitation from 12:00 Noon until the hour of service. The family requests memorial donations in Glenn's memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Richard A Smith, 84, Inverness, FL
RICHARD A. SMITH, age 84, Inverness died April 29, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Richard was born on March 16, 1930 in Miami, FL to the late Fred W. and Theresa (Koeing) Smith. He was employed as a mechanic for heavy equipment. Richard served our country in the United States Navy Reserve. He was preceded in death by his wife Barbara and daughter Mary. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


John R Sowell, 50, Hernando, FL
JOHN R. "JOHNNY 99" SOWELL, age 50, died April 26, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Johnny was born on May 3, 1963 in Pinellas Park, FL to Bernard and Memory Jo (O'Neil) Sowell. He was the owner/operator of his own commercial trucking business. Johnny enjoyed fishing, but his real passion was race car driving and he was a favorite figure-8 driver at the Citrus County Speedway for many years in Car #99, and according to his family, the "craziest driver" as well. Johnny will be missed by his life partner, June Hinds; son Dakota Sowell, Lake City, FL; granddaughters Mariah Marie Sowell and Blakely Ann Sowell; his father Bernie Sowell and his companion, Linda Black; stepson Travis Hinds; stepdaughter Tara Hinds; brothers Jimmy and Ricky Sowell and sisters Glenda A. Massey and husband Scott Massey, Marla Hoffman and Shelly Sowell and last, but certainly not least, his beloved dog, Winston. A celebration of life and tribute to Johnny's life will take place on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. The family invites friends to join them for a time of visitation from 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Please consider donations to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Joshua A Spooner, 60, Hernando, FL
Joshua A. Spooner, 60, Hernando, died suddenly May 30, 2014. Mr Spooner was born in Palmerton, PA on Jan 18, 1954 to the late Joshua and Kathryn Spooner and resided in Citrus County the majority of his life. He served our country in the U.S. Army and worked for the Citrus Co. School System as a plumber with 20 years of service. Joshua is survived by his wife, Teresa (Mitchell) Spooner, Hernando; his daughter, Brandi Spooner of Tennessee; a step son, Adam Lovett of Michigan; one brother, Phillip “Fred” Spooner, Hernando; two sisters, Carolyn Zemanik of Hernando and Cindy McKenzie of Arkansas. A Celebration of Life Service will be Saturday, June 7th at 1:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Doug Alexander officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 12 noon until hour of service. Flowers are welcome but those wishing to send memorials may direct them to: Citrus Co. Blessings, PO Box 2253, Inverness, FL 34451


Sue M Steiner, 77, Floral City, FL
SUE MARIE STEINER, age 77, Floral City, died June 1, 2014 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Sue was born on October 25, 1936 in Milwaukee, WI to the late Franklin and Eleene (Judd) Ullrey. A loving wife and mother, she enjoyed cooking, baking and crocheting. She loved music and singing and being surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Sue was a kindergarten teacher in Mt. Prospect, IL. Left to cherish her memory is her son James R. (Jessica) Steiner, Charlotte, NC; daughters Linda Sue (Ron) Moore, Floral City, Jane M. (Alan) Gryn, Mt. Juliet, TN, Karen L. (Joe) Cangemi, Seminole, FL; sisters Sally (Dale) Kruse, Janesville, WI, Sharon (Richard) Rench, St. Augustine, FL, Shirleen (Ron) Kamysz, Algonquin, IL and seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Richard E. Steiner. Services will be held at the Ryan-Parke Funeral Home with burial in Maine Township Cemetery in Park Ridge, IL. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with local arrangements.


Louis J Stupack, 92, Inverness, FL
Louis Joseph Stupack, age 92, Inverness, died July 12, 2014 at Crown Court under the care of his loving family and Hospice of Citrus County. Funeral Services will be held at the Conelly Funeral Home in Dundalk, MD with burial at Gardens of Faith in Baltimore. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with local arrangements.


Phillip M Sublette, 77, Inverness, FL
PHILLIP MERWIN SUBLETTE, age 77, died June 19, 2014 at his residence under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Phillip was born in Gerald, MO on July 9, 1936. He served our country proudly in the United States Marine Corp. Phillip was a police officer in the North Miami area, retiring as Sgt. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed discussing politics. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 40 years, Lela Sublette; his son Mark Sublette, DeSoto, FL and daughter Phyllis Perdieu, Hernando. He was preceded in death by a son Kenneth Darryl Sublette. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Edmund Sylvia, 87, Bushnell, Fl
EDMUND S. SYLVIA, age 87, Bushnell, died May 23, 2014 under the loving care of his family and the staff of Osprey Nursing Care Center. Edmund was born on May 8, 1927 in New Bedford, MA to the late James S. and Elsie (Francis) Sylvia. He was employed as an electronic engineer. He was a member of Assembly of God Church in Bushnell and enjoyed music, books, and socializing with people. Survivors include his wife Minnie; daughters Darline Sylvia, Sandy Hook, CT and Jeanne (Donald) Palko, Webster, FL; his brother Lionel Sylvia, Spring Hill, FL; grandchildren Donald, Richard, Jason and Kimberly and great grandchildren Hailey and Skye. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Frank R Tansley, 80, Inverness, FL
FRANK R. TANSLEY, age 80, died April 27, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County in Lecanto. Frank was born on February 17, 1934 to Harry and Mabel (Gifford) Tansley in Tom's River, NJ. He was their 11th child. He attended Tom's River Elementary and High School. After high school, Frank drove trucks and excavation equipment. He then worked at Ciba-Geigy Chemical Plant in Toms River as a chemical operator, retiring after 23 years of service in December 1990. He was a volunteer fireman in Fire Company #2 Toms River for 11 years. He married Margaret Kuehne in 1953 and together they had three children, Frank Rawlins, Deborah Lee and Michael David. Margaret passed away in 1985. Frank married Jean Ritchie in 1988 and together they moved to Inverness in 1994. After his relocation to Inverness, he volunteered for CASA. He enjoyed playing golf and fishing. Frank also has 8 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews who will miss him very much. He was preceded in death by all of his siblings, Emma, Bill, Edith, Walter, Fred, Dorothy, Margie, Ruth, Muriel, Jean and Bobby. "Well done thou good and faithful servant." A Funeral Service and Tribute to Frank's life will be held on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 3:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Donations in Frank's memory may be made to Hospice of Citrus County, First United Methodist Church of Inverness or Citrus County Animal Shelter in lieu of flowers.


Dave W Thompson, 68, Crystal River, Fl
Dave W. Thompson, 68, of Crystal River, Florida passed away on Sunday, June 15, 2014 at his residence in Crystal River. He was born on May 15, 1946 in De Funiak Springs, Florida to the late Barnett and Margie R. (Jackson) Thompson. Dave was a Registered Nurse by profession, and arrived in this area in 2011 from Blue Ridge, Georgia. He was a Baptist by faith, and enjoyed fishing, golfing, and cooking. He is survived by his loving wife of 7 years, Brenda Thompson. Other survivors include children Alexander (Stacy) Thompson of Marietta, Georgia, Joshua Thompson of Murphy, North Carolina; stepchildren Scott M. (Chrystal) Reed of Flowery Branch, Georgia, Brandy (Jonathan) Fitzpatrick of Dahlonega, Georgia; siblings Richard B. Thompson, Twyla Thompson England, Cynthia Graves, and Belinda P. Bane; and 9 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


James W Twitty, 78, Inverness, Fl
JAMES W. "JIM" TWITTY, Jr., age 78, passed away May 22, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Jim was born on February 14, 1936 in Governor's Island, NY to the late James W. Twitty, Sr. and Florence (King) Twitty. He attended the University of Florida and was a member of Delta Sigma Phi. He was a journalist and then bureau manager of the Tampa Tribune for 30 years. He served our country in the Army National Guard. Jim was two-time President of the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce and co-chairman of the Bicentennial Committee. He was known for his excellent cooking, enjoyed reading, writing and traveling. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 57 years, Kathryn Twitty; sons Frederick "Rick" Twitty, Beverly Hills, FL, James W. Twitty, III, his wife Jennifer, Inverness; brother Gary L., his wife Claudia Twitty, LaJolla, CA; and five grandchildren Jeremy, his wife Bryceann, Jonathan, Jordan, Joshua, Nick and last, but certainly not least, his beloved dog "Boo." He was a parishioner at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church for over 50 years. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. A celebration and tribute to Jim's life will be held on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Please consider donations in James' memory to the Humane Society in lieu of flowers.


Nixida M Uriarte, 65, Inverness, FL
NIXIDA MARIA URIARTE, age 65, Inverness, went to be with her Lord on May 22, 2014. Nixida was born on January 27, 1949 in New York City to the late Renato and Ida (Garay) Uriarte. She was employed by the Hernando County School System as a payroll clerk. Nixida enjoyed arts and crafts and plastic canvas art. She was a blessing and delight to all who knew her. Left to cherish her memory is her son Jae (wife-Jaret Park), Clarksville, TN; sisters Rose (husband-Robert), Tampa and Nilda (husband-Juan) Fort Lauderdale, FL; her aunt Elba Uriarte; nieces Courtney and Jillian and brand-new baby great niece Savannah Rose; cousins Ruth, Carmen, John and Raymond. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by aunts Esther and Edith Garay. A tribute and celebration of Nixida's life will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Jane A Valenzi, 73, Hernando, FL
JANE A. VALENZI, age 73, Hernando left us on June 6, 2014 at her home surrounded by family members and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Jane was born in Kalamazoo, MI on September 3, 1940 to the late Arthur and Mary (Multhaupt) Barnes. In her earlier years she was an educator teaching High School English and Special Education, then later became a wife and mother. Jane was an avid golfer reaching a low handicap of 10, enjoyed jigsaw and crossword puzzles, power walking, Maj Jongg and playing the slot machines. She had a quick wit and a beautiful smile for everyone she met, and rarely a harsh word. Her kind and generous spirit will be sorely missed by her husband of over 49 years, Enzo R. Valenzi; daughter Laura Valenzi (Chris Buell), Richmond, TX; brother William (Linda) Barnes, Kalamazoo, MI; niece Christina (Clif) Bloemendaal, Portage MI; Sister-in-law, Carmela (the late Robert) Valenzi, Clifton Park, NY; nephew Richard (Lorena) Valenzi, Lawrenceville, GA; niece Susan (Marc) Techman, Chittenango, NY; lifelong friend Sharon (John) Barry, Naples, FL and most cherished friend Patricia (Juan) Santa-Coloma, Miami, FL. In addition, she leaves behind a wonderful extended family primarily in the Kalamazoo, MI area. Jane was preceded in death by her 11-year-old son, Michael A. Valenzi, with whom it was her greatest desire to one day be reunited in Heaven. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Rosemary C Verity, 72, Inverness, Fl
ROSEMARY CATHERINE VERITY, age 72, died April 24, 2014, surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Rosemary was born on February 26, 1942 in East Rockaway, NY to the late Nicholas and Helen (Fitzgerald) Russo. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, an excellent homemaker who loved to bake, working crafts and sewed many of her children's clothing. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 52 years, James "Jimmy" Verity; her daughters Judith (Michael Sr.) Tansey, Lorraine Verity, ToniMarie (Gary Daggertt) Verity, all of Inverness; her brother Nicky (Terry) Russo, NY and sister Helen (Bill) Wood, GA; grandchildren Michael Tansey, Jr., Mitchell Kohler, Tiffany Tansey, Paige Verity, James Verity and great-grandson, Emmitt Smith. A celebration and tribute to Rosemary's life will be held on Sunday, May 4, 2013 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family will greet friends in visitation from 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Please consider a donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 in lieu of flowers.


Jerry E Wakeham, 71, Floral City, FL
JERRY EDWIN WAKEHAM, age 71, Floral City, died May 1, 2014 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Jerry was born on January 3, 1943 in Dallas, TX to the late John R. and Lottie Mae (Jasper) Wakeham. Jerry served our country in the United States Army. He was a truck driver for Florida Irrigation Company in Minneloa, delivering irrigation pipe. Left to cherish his memory is his companion of 14 years, Anita Barrecchia; sons Gerry Wakeham, Kemp, TX and Donny Wakeham, Terrill, TX; daughters Christina (Michael) Wright, Floral City, Sherry Tongkeamhau, Lewisville, TX, Liza White, Kaufman, TX; stepchildren Christopher Clevenger, Amy (Shawn) Bishop, Neil (Icey) Clevenger and Timothy Fessenden; brother Robert Wakeham and sister Deborah Fucci; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Inurnment will follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Carolyn B Weeks, 77, Inverness, FL
CAROLYN B. WEEKS, age 77, Inverness, died June 24, 2014 with her family at her side. Carolyn was born on March 24, 1937 in New Richmond, OH to the late Arch and Gertrude (Brunk) Bushman. She was employed as supervisor of bookkeeping in the banking industry. She enjoyed making crafts, playing bingo and crossword puzzles. She especially enjoyed working in her yard and bird watching. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters Debra (Steven) Bolen and Susan Beattie, all of Inverness; her son Randy (Helen) Clinton, Pembroke Pines, FL; her sister Margie Reynolds, OH; her first husband and father of her children, Elbry Clinton, 6 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded by her second husband Clifford Weeks, one grandchild and one great-grandchild. A celebration and tribute to Carolyn's life will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Regina's Home. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


James A Wehrenberg, 67, Inverness, FL
JAMES A. WEHRENBERG, 67 of Inverness, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at his home under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Born on May 5, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Robert Wehrenberg and Phyllis (Love) Hall, he came to Citrus County in 2005 from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He was devoted to his maternal grandparents, William and Lena Love and spent a great deal of his childhood with them. James was a four sport letterman at Lake Weir High School, Class of '64. Mr. Wehrenberg retired as Vice-President of sales for a surveying supply company. He served our country in the United States Navy. He enjoyed golfing, boating and fishing. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Martha Wehrenberg; two sisters, Marlis Wehrenberg, of Inverness and Michelle Tice, Middletown, OH. He was preceded in death by a brother David. James' urn will be interred in Pittsburgh, PA at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory of Inverness is assisting the family.


Anne G Whitiak, 97, Inverness, Fl
Anna (Anne) Gurka Whitiak, age 97, passed away at her home in Plattsmouth, NE on July 9, 2014.  Anne was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years,  Michael.  She is survived by a sister Dorothy Gurka Yurchak, her loving children:  Theodore M. (wife Leslie), daughter Gloria Schulman (husband Michael), son-in-law Michael Schneeberger,  8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A daughter Carole Anne Schneeberger passed away in 2007. Anne was born on November 27,1916 in Conemaugh, Pennsylvania to Anthony and Theodora Romaniak Gurka.  She grew up in Jermyn, Pennsylvania. Anne and Michael raised their family on Long Island, New York and spent their retirement years in Inverness, Florida. Anne was a woman of great faith.  She was a member of St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church in Omaha, Nebraska.  Her family will truly miss her. Viewing will be held at St. Raphael Orthodox Church in Inverness, Florida on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 10AM followed by services at 11AM.  Interment will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness, Florida. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Randall D Winsted, 57, Floral City, FL
RANDALL DALE WINSTED, age 57, Floral City, died unexpectedly on May 18, 2014. Randy was born on June 15, 1956 in Hamilton, OH to the late David F. and Ellen (Horn) Winsted. He was the owner/operator of Winsted Flooring and worked as a floor installer his entire life. He served our country in the United States Marine Corp. Randy was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, boating, shooting and playing with his dogs. His great love was restoring and driving his '79 Corvette. A loving husband, father and grandfather, he will be missed by all who knew him. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 30 years, Wendy Winsted and his son Jade (Ellen) Perry, Dunnellon, FL. One of 18 siblings, he was preceded in death by brothers Doug, Phil and Glen Tipton and Keith Winsted and sisters Margaret Owens and Shirley Delver. Other survivors are brothers David Winsted and Ricky Winsted, both of Hamilton, OH, Gary Winsted, College Corner, OH, Kenneth Winsted, Ross, OH, Carl Winsted, Hamilton, OH; sisters Ora Lee Garrett, Hamilton, OH, Loretta (Bill) Rogers, Eaton, OH, Carolyn (Douglas) Scrivner, Hamilton, OH, Brenda (Dan) Works, Ross, OH, Linda (Mike) Callihan, Hamilton, OH and Wanda Charleville, Hamilton, OH and three grandchildren, Shelby, Michael and Annabelle Perry. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Bernard L Woythaler, 96, Hernando, FL
Bernard Lawrence Woythaler, 96, of Hernando, Florida, died July 14, 2014, at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast (Inverness). Barney was born to Max and Bertha, Oct. 26, 1917, in New York City. He served in WW II as a staff sergeant in the Army. He leaves behind his wife of 73 years, Theresa Woythaler; and children, Ralph Woythaler (spouse Barbara) of Palm Beach Gardens, Michael Woythaler (spouse Maria), Baldwin, New York, Lawrence Woythaler (spouse Maria Teresa), Santa Cruz, California, Barney Woythaler Jr. (spouse Stephanie), Hernando, Laura Woythaler Manos (spouse James), Inverness, Theresa Woythaler Godwin (spouse Gary), Inverness, and John Woythaler (spouse, Lindy), Inverness; grandfather of 23 and great-grandfather of 21; loved by numerous nieces and nephews. Retired from NYC Transit Authority, relocated to Citrus County in 1973. He was a founding member of the Highlands Emergency Shelter and member of Eugene Quinn VFW Post 4337, Inverness. Viewing 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Chas E Davis Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 AM, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Entombment in Oak Ridge Cemetery Mausoleum.. In lieu of flowers, donations, please, to VFW4337.org or to the Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast, P.O. 64170, Beverly Hills, FL, 34464.


Patrick R Wright, 19, Inverness, FL
Patrick Ryan Wright, 19, of Inverness, Florida lost his brave battle on May 10, 2014, at Shands of UF Hospital, Gainesville, Florida. He was a life long resident of Inverness, and was attending Citrus High School. Patrick was a big Gators Football fan, and enjoyed playing video games; especially Power Rangers and Pokemon, as well as watching wrestling and eating at Chick Filet. He is survived by his loving family; parents Erika and Robbie Wright of Inverness; brothers James (Samantha) Wright of Hernando, Florida, and Matthew Kosswig of Inverness; sister Gabrielle Wright of Inverness, grandmother Barbara Erickson of Homosassa, Florida, and grandfather Roy Wright of Inverness; niece Nicholcia Wright and nephews Jacob and Trentan Wright; aunts and uncles Karen, Rick, Cheryl, Joe, Laura, Patrick, Bo, Terri, and Dale. A Celebration of Life Gathering is scheduled for Saturday, May 17, 12:00 P.M., at the Floral City Park. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


 

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